CDV - 99TH ILLINOIS INFANTRY - Image of Daniel Mills- Co. A, 99th
Ill. Inf. Period ink ID on reverse and photographers backmark of
Washburn - New Orleans. Mills was mustered in on 8/23/62 and mustered
out on 7/31/65. He lived in Pittsfield, Illinois. Carte is in very good
CDV - 99TH ILLINOIS INFANTRY - Image of John Weaver - Co. A, 99th
Ill. Inf. Period ink ID on reverse and photographers backmark of
Washburn - New Orleans. Weaver was mustered in on 8/23/62 and
mustered out on 7/26/64 for disability. He lived in Pittsfield, Illinois. Carte
is in good condition but does have a crease coming in on the left head area
for about an inch.
VERMONT DRUMMER BOY - Has to be one of the youngest drummer
boys I've seen. The drum if on the ground would come up close to his
waist. Photographer is P. N. Bliss in Richford, Vermont. The boy's sash
drum sling and tie are all lightly tinted red. There is residue from 2 tax
stamps dating the imge probably in the 1864-5 range. Carte has been
trimmed, has some bad stains on front and a crease across the top but
still a neat image.
CDV - LINCOLN AND FAMILY - CDV engraving of Lincoln seated with
his family. Taken from the Brady photograph of Lincoln and Todd. Artists
placed Mary and Robert Lincoln in the image. Good condition but trimmed
on top and bottom.
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CDV - 99TH ILLINOIS INFANTRY - Unknown image of an probable 99th
Ill. Inf. soldier. Photographers backmark of Harper's Gallery, New
Orleans. This was in the same large grouping of identified images of the
99th Illinois - most all Company A. Carte is in very good condition.
CDV - 99TH ILLINOIS INFANTRY - Unknown image of an probable
99th Ill. Inf. soldier. Photographers backmark of C.L. Obst - Plainfield,
Ill. This was in the same large grouping of identified images of the 99th
Illinois - most all Company A. Carte is in very good condition.
CDV SOLDIER SEATED HOLDING NEWSPAPER(?) - Soldier seated
wearing kepi and holding what appears to be a rolled up newspaper.
Looks to be a second generation image as it lacks clarity. No
CDV - 24TH CORPS BADGE - Seated soldier wearing 4 button frock coat
and a bummer style kepi with a 24th Corps badge (heart) on top of kepi.
No photographer's backmark. Looks to be a second generation image as
it lacks clarity.
CDV - 99TH ILLINOIS INFANTRY - Capt. Isaac Hodgen (identified
from another ID'd image). Hodgen enlisted in August, 1862 as 1st Lieut.
and QM, promoted to Captain on June 15, 1863. He was from Pittsfield,
Ill. Photographers backmark of Washburn - New Orleans. Has a '99'
and Infantry bugle visible on kepi. Carte is in very good condition.
CABINET PHOTO - GEN. BENJAMIN HARRISON - Post War photo
showing Harrison in civilian attire, no doubt this pose was used as a
Presidential campaign tool for the 1888 Presidential election. Card is in
very good condition.
CDV - ID'd NAVAL ACTING MIDSHIPMAN - Newport, Rhode Island
photograph of Alfred H. Whitalls and signed in period ink on the reverse
with the date Apr. 25, '65. Whitalls was an Acting Midshipman in 1863
and resigned on September 22, 1866. Card has a light contrast making
the collar insignia a bit tough to see.
CDV - CIVIL WAR PERIOD U.S. MARINE - Contrast is light on this but
does anyone really need to know how rare these are in any condition?
Seated shot in uniform with epaulettes and his kepi sitting on the table
next to him with a hunting horn and the 'M' in the center. Tax stamp on
reverse will date this from 1864 - 67. Very light soiling and as mentioned
above light contrast.
ALBUMEN AND CLIPPED SIGNATURE OF GENERAL HUGH JUSTIN
KILPATRICK - (4 1/8" X 6 1/2") Trimmed mount with large Civil War
period albumen (from life) - clear as can be of the General. His signature
is a post-war clip (approx. 1 1/2" x 3") in period ink. In an 1861 skirmish
at Big Bethel he became the first regular officer wounded in battle. He
became Lt. Colonel then Colonel of the 2ny NY Cav. then Brig. General
of Volunteers in June, 1863. Commanded a Division of Cavalry in the
Army of the Potomac and took part in the battles of Beverly Ford,
Stoneman's Raid and Gettysburg. Grant sent him to command a Division
in Sherman's Army and he was wounded at Recasa, Ga.
PAIR OF CDV's - 44th AND 140th NEW YORK
INFANTRY - Two period ink inscribed images of Lt.
Charles Prudhomme. He served in the 44th NYI and later
the 140th NYI during the Battles of Fredericksburg,
Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania
C.H., Petersburg and more. Both cartes ID'd in period ink
and both have renants of being glued onto newspaper and
an envelope. Both also in civilian attire. Both for one price.
ALBUMEN OF PINE RIDGE - BLOODY POCKET
- DREXEL MISSION - WOUNDED KNEE - (5-1/4"
X 8-1/2") mount - photo of two Lacota Sioux
sitting in the Bloody Pocket Pass. Photo has
period ink ID on bottom "Enterense (sic) to upper
end of "Bloody Pocket" Pine Ridge Reseveation
(sic) S.D. 1891". On reverse in period ink is
"View No. 7" and very lightly in pencil "upper
entrance to / Bloody Pocket". This site was the
continuation of the Wounded Knee Campaign
ending in the year 1891. Fantastic image of an
extremely important Indian War battle - actually
this battle of Bloody Pocket, a.k.a. The Drexel
Mission Fight was considered the last battle of the
Indian Wars. Image has some light soiling and
smudges and a few areas where a liquid had
contacted the surface. All of which I would
CDV - GENERAL JOHN A. DIX WITH AUTOGRAPH - This appears to
be a Prang CDV (low grade period engraving) trimmed at the top but
has an authentic Dix authograph pasted across the bottom. General Dix
was born in 1798 and at the age of 14 fought in the 1812 Battle of
Lundy's Lane. He coined the phrase "If anyone attempts to haul down
the American flag, shoot him on the spot". This would later be found on
Civil War tokens. He was made Maj. General of Volunteers of which his
most significant contribution during the War was suppressing the NY
Draft Riots in 1863.
CDV - MONTREAL ICE FLOW - 1867 - Ice flow on the
St. Lawrence River at Montreal in 1867. Scene shows a
crowd of men (and a dog) out on one of the flow ice
mounds. Photographer is Notman of Montreal
'Photographer to the Queen'.
CDV - 1860'S IMAGE OF THE CATHEDRAL OF NOTRE DAME -
Beautiful shot of one of the most famous cathedrals in the world in
Paris, France. No photographers backmark. Only very light soiling.
Horse and carraige in front of the entrance.
CDV - GENERAL PHILIP HENRY SHERIDAN - E. & H.T. Anthony
image of Sheridan. Image has several light stains, general smudges and
has worn corners in mount. He was Colonel of the 2nd Michigan
Cavalry and rose to Major General in the Army of the Potomac. He
commanded troops at the battles of: Perryville, Murfreesboro,
Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Chattanooga, then went east with
Grant and fought in the battles with the Army of the Potomac. Carte is
in good condition.
CDV - GRANT AND THE GENERALS OF THE ARMY OF THE
POTOMAC - E. & H.T. Anthony image of this group. Image has some
minor staining. The Generals shown are Meade, Hancock, Smith,
Wright, Warren and Burnside. Carte is in good condition.
CDV - MAJOR GENERAL GEORGE GORDON MEADE - No
photographers backmark. Fought in the Mexican War, commanded the
Union forces at Gettysburg and later under U.S. Grant in the eastern
campaigns. Carte is in good condition with light contrast.
CDV - BRIGADIER GENERAL AMBROSE E. BURNSIDE - D. Appleton
Photographers backmark - Served in the Mexican War, commanded the
1st Rhode Island Infantry at the start of the Civil War, when McClellan
hesitated to fight after Antietam, Burnside was given command of the
Army of the Potomac but after Fredericksburg, lost the job to Gen.
Hooker. He was a three time Governor of Rhode Island and Senator.
Carte has smudge in upper left side that appears to be in the image,
otherwise in good condition.
CDV - BRIGADIER GENERAL AMBROSE E. BURNSIDE - D. Appleton
Photographers backmark - Served in the Mexican War, commanded
the 1st Rhode Island Infantry at the start of the Civil War, when
McClellan hesitated to fight after Antietam, Burnside was given
command of the Army of the Potomac but after Fredericksburg, lost
the job to Gen. Hooker. He was a three time Governor of Rhode Island
and Senator. Carte has ID in period ink below image and several small
pin holes on upper margine, otherwise in good condition.
CDV - CONFEDERATE LT. GENERAL RICHARD S. EWELL - E. &
H.T. Anthony Photographers backmark - Commanded the Second Corps
of the Army of Northern Virginia and was in most every major conflict
that Army participated in but missed those between Second Manassas
and Chancellorsville as he was wounded in the Battle of Groveton
(Second Manassas campaign) and had his leg amputated below the knee.
He was criticized for actions at Gettysburg. Carte is in good condition
with some period ink scratchings on reverse side.
CDV - MAJOR GENERAL GEORGE B. McCLELLAN - Charles D.
Fredricks & Co. Photographers backmark - As is printed on the
obverse, this image was taken in 1861. He was given the command of
the Army of the Potomac shortly after the Battle of 1st Bull Run and
was removed from that position when he failed to pursue Lee after the
Battle of Antietam in September of 1862. He ran for President in the
election of 1864 but failed miserably to get the majority of the vote
from the soldiers of his old command. Carte has some rounded edges
but overall in good condition.
CDV - 93rd NEW YORK INFANTRY - PHILO R. TAYLOR - R.W.
Addis Photographers backmark - ID'd in light pencil on reverse. Taylor
enlisted on 11/3/61 and was mustered into Co. B on 12/19/61. He was
discharged on 12/19/64. The 93rd was in the Army of the Potomac and
fought in most of the larger battles. The CDV has been trimmed on the
lower corners and has a small tear in the albumen paper in the upper
left corner. Otherwise in good condition.
STEREO VIEW OF LINCOLN STATUE IN
WASHINGTON - Underwood and Underwood
stereo view of the Lincoln Statue in Lincoln Park,
Washington, D.C. Card is in good condition with
expected wear, image has a light contrast.
V.M.I. CADET - CLASS OF 1885 - CABINET PHOTO- Large 4"x 8"
cabinet photo of VMI cadet Robert E. Withers. Withers is listed in the
roster of VMI cadets in the Class of 1885. Image is ID'd on reverse in ink.
M. Miley - Lexington, Va. Photographer. Image has condition issues with
staining and rough, worn edges.
DURING AND AFTER THE WAR PHOTOGRAPHS - Two
photos on heavy cabinet card stock, one of an unknown
soldier during the war in uniform and the second taken long
after the War. The back of the card has the dates of 1862
and 1901. Card is in good condition but has chipped corners.
STEREO VIEW - THE LINCOLN TOMB IN
SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS - 1877 dated stereo view
of the memorial which eventually became the tomb.
J. Pittman, Springfield, Illinois Photographer. Card
is in good condition but does have worn en=dges
and expected wear.
STEREO VIEW OF THE FAMOUS JOHN ROGERS
STATUE - Famous Civil War sculpture John
Rogers Statue of Lincoln, Stanton and Grant.
These statues were made during the War and sold
for the home. Card is in good condition.
CDV - 8TH MICHIGAN INFANTRY - Photo of Ransom D. Osborn, Co. A,
8th Michigan Infantry (and also a short two month attachment to the 20th
Michigan Infantry). He enlisted on August 7, 1861 at Flint, Mi and
mustered out on September 27, 1864. Osborn was wounded at Spotsylvania
Court House. The ID is written in period ink on the front and the view is
rather interesting as Osborn is wearing a scarf around his neck. Perhaps it
was a gift sent from home and the image was meant for the sender back
CDV - INTERESTING IMAGE OF SOLDIER WITH JAW BRACE -
Photographers backmark of E. Balch in New York, this is something I have
not seen before, a soldier with a jaw brace on. Assume it is from some kind
of wound or injury. Good condition but has worn edges and typical age wear.
CDV - 15TH NEW HAMPSHIRE INFANTRY - CAPT. WILLIAM
GORDON- Appleton Photographer, New York. Full length view of Gordon.
ID'd from another image on Civil War Data Base which looks like it may
have come from the unit history. Enlisted on 10/2/1862 and was mustered
out on 8/13/1863. Image is in very good condition, has light stain on top
border. While in, the regiment was engaged at Port Hudson and Baton
2 IMAGES - 8TH MAINE INFANTRY - ALFRED P. VICKERY
- Kildore Photographer, Belfast, Maine on the CDV, No
Photographers mark on the mounted tintype but does have
an 1863 patent on the card. Full length view on CDV, very
clear head shot on the tintype. He enlisted on 9/7/1861 and
re-enlisted on 2/29/1864. He died on 7/4/1864 of wounds
received at Petersburg. Both ID'd in light period pencil on
reverse. CDV has typical scuffs and light soiling, card on
tintype very clean.
CDV - 20TH MASSACHUSETTS - GEORGE H. PACKWOOD- Whipple
Photographer, Boston. Tax stamp on reverse. Bust view of Packwood as a
2nd Lieut. ID'd from another image on Civil War Data Base. Enlisted on
12/20/1864 as a Second Lieutenant and was mustered out on 7/28/1865.
Image is in very good condition with typical scuffs, etc.
TINTYPE IN CDV MOUNT - 18TH ILLINOIS INF. - GEORGE PHILIPS -
Downs & Co. Photographer. Tax stamp on reverse. Bust view of Philips
with a period ink ID on the front. Not much is listed for Philips. He
enlisted into Company H on 6/30/1861 but after that there is no known
Muster Out date or a possible known casualty. Image is in very good
condition and quite clear. US belt plate is showing.
CDV - 14TH IOWA INFANTRY - JOHN BRADEN - No Photographer's
Backmark. Bust view of Braden as a Sergeant. ID'd in period ink lightly on
the front. Enlisted on 11/11/1862 as a Sergeant . He was wounded on
9/29/1864 at Leesburg, Mo and died of his wounds on 10/31/1864. While in,
the regiment fought at Pleasant Hill, La., Bayou De Glaize, La., Tupelo,
Ms., Pilot Knob, Mo. and Leesburg, Mo. CDV has scuffs, trimmed corners
and small amount of albumen paper loss.
CDV - 15TH ILLINOIS INF. - WESLEY W. JONES - No Photographer
backmark. Bust view of Jones with a period ink ID on the back with
regiment. He enlisted into Company B on 5/24/1861 as a Sergeant and
worked his way up to Captain, resigning on 7/31/1863. While in, the
regiment fought at Shiloh, Vicksburg, New Berne, NC, Metamora, Tn. and
Champion Hill, Ms. CDV has some scuffing and light soiling.
CDV - SMALL RIVERBOAT - c-1860-70's No photographers
name. view shows men on deck and flags with letters clearly
visible but with flags waving can't tell what they spell. US flag
clearly visible also. Good condition but contrast a bit light.
STEREO VIEW - MEMPHIS, TN - LOOKING UP RIVER -
c-1870's. View looks to be taken on deck of one riverboat
and shows 5 others docked. Very good condition.