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W-205
STATE OF OHIO MARKED MODEL 1842
SPRINGFIELD MUSKET
- 1848 dated M-1842
Springfield musket for the Ohio militia and in two places
marked 'OHIO', one on the left side of the stock above the
trigger, the second below the barrel tang on the top of the
butt stock. Sought after especially by Ohio collectors.
Early enough for the last year of the Mexican War
(officially ending February 2, 1848) and undoubtedly
used in the Civil War. Lock stamping very nice, no chips
in stock, just typical dings and dents from a used musket.
Barrel is pitted around hammer as can be seen photos
with light peppering elsewhere but not bad. Middle barrel
band is missing the sling swivel and the end cap barrel
band has a broken tip that would normally fit into the
hole on the cap to keep it in place (cap is tight but will
come off
if forced as it is not retained with spring tip). It
is void of all US inspectors markings. Lockplate marked
US as is butt plate, which is also stamped with "2" over
"69". Stock has several sets of initials carved in no doubt
from soldiers as was a common practice of the period.
Bottom of ramrod altered to hold cleaning swatch. (A
M-1842 bayonet to fit this gun can be furnished for an
extra $100. if desired)
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WAR OF 1812 - M-1808 US CARTRIDGE BOX - Large cartridge
box, typical M-1808 pattern with wood block to hold 26 cartridges,
has a pocket inside the outer flap with access to a compartment
below the block for gun tools, etc. There is quite a bit wrong with
this box, a chunk of leather missing from the front flap, missing the
finial for the flap latch, missing one of the back straps (actually the
second is present and tucked in the accoutrement compartment) and
missing the roller buckles and straps but strangely enough with all
that missing it still looks decent for an 1812 display - and the price
is far below that of a complete box (I paid $800 for the one in my
collection).
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CDV - CONFEDERATE GENERAL RICHARD EWELL - WOUNDED - 2ND
BULL RUN
- Image of Confederate Major General Richard S. Ewell with an
E.&HT Anthony back mark. Ewell succeeded Stonewall Jackson in charge of
the 2nd Corps from Gettysburg to Spotsylvania, was wounded and lost a leg at
2nd Manassas, captured at Sayler's Creek. He was eventually in charge of the
Richmond defenses late in the War. Carte is in good condition but has a cut in
the albumen paper on the top right corner. The lighting makes it look like the
corner is missing but in life there is no difference in the coloring on either side
of the cut.
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CDV - CONFEDERATE GENERAL FITZHUGH LEE - WOUNDED - PRE
WAR INDIAN FIGHT
- Image of Confederate Major General Fitzhugh Lee
with an E.&HT Anthony back mark. Lee graduated from West Point in 1856,
was wounded in a pre-War frontier Indian fight, Lee was on staff of Joseph E.
Johnston, Lt. Col. of the 1st Virginia Cavalry at the start of the War, became
Lt. General after the Peninsular Campaign and Major General in August,
1863. After the War he was elected Governor of Virginia in 1885. Carte is
dated 1862 on front and is identified in red period ink also on the front.
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CDV - 11TH MASSACHUSETTS INFANTRY - DOW GROVETON - Image of
Captain Benjamin Stone, 11th Massachusetts Infantry - no photographer's
back mark. Stone enlisted in June, 1861 as Captain of Company K in the 11th
Infantry. He was severely wounded in the leg at Groveton (Second Manassas)
on August 29, 1862, having it amputated and died of his wounds in
Washington, DC on September 10, 1862. Image is nice and clear of Stone
seated cradling his sword. It is inscribed in period ink on the bottom 'Benjamin
Stone, Jr. / Blandensburg, Md Sept. 1st, 1861'. Carte is in very good condition.
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CONFEDERATE TIN DRUM CANTEEN WITH 1858
PAT. SCREW ON CAP - SOMEWHAT ID'd
- Virginia
marked tin drum canteen (approx. 5 5/8" diameter x 2
3/4" in width). This canteen 'VA' marked the same as a
known published 8th Virginia Infantry canteen (SEE
'ADDITIONAL IMAGES' link for complete description of
the canteen and added information on a tentative ID of
Capt. J.M. McSherry whose name, regiment and rank is
stencilled on the strap). This is a double sided convex
canteen with a screw on (patented in 1858) cap, soldered
construction. More information on link. Very good
condition.
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R-71
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TOURNIQUET FRAME - Can only imagine what transpired during
the use of this item. The threaded hole for the turn screw of the
tourniquet is cracked meaning that the screw may have slipped in
the threads, rendering the tourniquet of little use. Imagine during
battle the attempt to stop the blood flow on a limb of a wounded
soldier only to have it break at the worst possible time. Hard to find
medical necessity.
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CAVALRY SPUR - ROOSTER NECK PATTERN - Recovery
information I can only say Virginia but no definite battle. Nice
complete spur (with the exception of a chipped rowel), unmarked as
far as maker, rooster neck pattern visible. One of the strap plates has
a crack.
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177TH OHIO VOLUNTEER INFANTRY - TO THE
CITIZENS OF MONTVILLE, OH
- Letter written on
January 1, 1865 at Camp Stoneman in Washington,
D.C. by Sgt. Davis Wintersteen, Co. K, 177th OVI less
than a month after their participation in the battle of
Murfreesboro, TN. Nice camp letter telling the citizens
of Montville, OH what's going on. Full transcript on
the 'Additional Images' link.Minor separation on one
segment of a fold, written in ink.
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3RD VIRGINIA CAVALRY - POW ELMIRA, NY - Letter
written on January 14, 1865 by John F. Smith of the 3rd
Virginia Cavalry. He writes from Elmira Prison to a Edwin G.
Booth in Philadelphia (no, not John Wilkes brother) who looks
to be a southern sympathizer. Smith thanks him for stamps
and stationery and comments on coming blankets. He also
mentions a Theodore Millen in camp who had been shot
through the lungs and doesn't believe he will recover (this may
be Theodore Miller of the 3rd NC Cavalry who was wounded,
held in Elmira, exchanged then transferred on Feb. 20, 1865 to
a hospital in Richmond). Smith enlisted in February, 1862. He
was arrested in May, 1864 while recruiting for the defense of
Richmond during the Sheridan Raid as part of the Winder
Brigade. Transcript is on 'Additional Images' link. Letter in
very good condition - has cover with POW examination stamp
(cover is not in the best condition).
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CDV - 1st & 61st MASSACHUSETTS INFANTRY - WIA 2ND MANASSAS -
Image of Frank T. Palmer of the 1st Mass. Inf. and at the time of this image, the
61st Massachusetts Infantry. He enlisted and mustered into the 1st Mass. Infantry
in May, 1861 and mustered out in May, 1864. While in the 1st he was wounded
at the battle of 2nd Manassas (Bull Run). In September, 1864 he was mustered
into the 61st Mass. Infantry and mustered out in June, 1865.There is no
photographer's back mark. Carte is in very good condition.
I-505
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CDV - GENERAL ROBERT C. SCHENCK - Before the War Schenck was
politically involved with four terms in Congress and Minister to Brazil. He
participated as a Brigadier General at First and Second Manassas (where he was
wounded). He was then made Major General and was placed in command the
Middle Department and Eigth Corps in Baltimore. He retired from the military
in December of 1863 to return to Congress. Anthony image from Brady's
negative - very nice image.
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CDV - POSSIBLE 13TH PA. BUCKTAIL - GENERAL PORTER'S
HEADQUARTERS 'LAFAYETTE' ALONG THE YORK RIVER - 2
BLACKS IN PHOTO - BRADY
- This is from the Brady Album
Gallery (No. 370) Headquarters Lafayette - Headquarters Gen'l Porter
- Farnhold's House and York River in Distance. Image was Entered
according to Act of Congress in the year 1862. Interesting view with the
(nearly falling down) house in the foreground and the camp in the
backround. There is a distinct possibility that the soldier directly above
'Gibson' in the caption below could be a 13th Pennsylvania Reserve
Rifles (Bucktail). They were with Porter in 1862 when Porter's Division
of the Third Corps was combined with Sykes US Regulars into the 5th
Corps. The soldier mentioned in the photo, standing next to the
Cavalry soldier, is shown with a short rifle - not quite short enough for
a carbine, definitely not long enough for a .58 caliber rifle. The 13th
(later known as the 42nd PA) was issued Sharps rifles in September,
1862. He also looks to have either a bucktail or plume in his hat.
Interesting image. The gun could possibly be something brought from
home also as he looks to have a powder flask hanging from his jacket
and the angle from the frame into the stock seems to be a bit excessive
for a Sharps. Two blacks (not soldiers) are also shown in the image.
I-508
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R-73
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M-1859 CAVALRY BIT - (LATER MODEL 1863-65) - DUG - No
recovery information available. Typical M-1859 Cavalry bit but the
later, heavier with more defined curve model c-1863-65. Both brass
US bosses are intact but lower bar is broken off and the cheek piece
is slightly sprung outward. Has some old copper(?) wire on the curb
strap slots where it appears they were used to suspend the bit in a
display (many years ago). Very rusty & pitted.
R-74
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M-1859 CAVALRY BIT - (LATER MODEL 1863-65) - DUG - No
recovery information available. Typical M-1859 Cavalry bit but the
later, heavier with more defined curve model c-1863-65. Both brass
US bosses are intact but one of the reign rings has been broken off.
Not nearly as pitted as R-73.
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UNION PATRIOTIC COVER - During the War envelope companies
produced patriotic envelopes for mailing letters. Thousands of
different types were produced. This was produced by an unknown
publisher and shows a spread eagle with the US flag in the back
round. This one had been mounted in a scrapbook years ago and
shows evidence of the glue on the reverse. Condition of front is
good, back has the remains of the glue used to mount it..
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UNION PATRIOTIC COVER - During the War envelope companies
produced patriotic envelopes for mailing letters. Thousands of
different types were produced. This was produced by Hatch & Co.,
with a copyright date of 1858 in very small print under the graphic
and shows a spread eagle clutching arrows, a shield and ribbon with
it's talons. This one had been mounted in a scrapbook years ago and
shows evidence of the glue on the reverse. Condition of front is
good, back has the remains of the glue used to mount it..
P-87
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UNION PATRIOTIC COVER - During the War envelope companies
produced patriotic envelopes for mailing letters. Thousands of
different types were produced. This was produced by an unknown
publisher and shows a female figure standing with the Union shield.
This one had been mounted in a scrapbook years ago and shows
evidence of the glue on the reverse. Condition of front is good, back
has the remains of the glue used to mount it..
P-88
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UNION PATRIOTIC COVER - During the War envelope companies
produced patriotic envelopes for mailing letters. Thousands of
different types were produced. This was produced by premier
publisher Charles Magnus in New York, known for their beautiful
engravings. This shows an Indian maiden figure standing in a
stream on the left and the right scene is the west front of the Capitol
Building. This one had been mounted in a scrapbook years ago and
shows evidence of the glue on the reverse. Condition of front is
good, back has the remains of the glue used to mount it.
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UNION PATRIOTIC COVER - During the War envelope companies
produced patriotic envelopes for mailing letters. Thousands of
different types were produced. This was produced by an unknown
publisher. This contains a bit of 'play on words' humor, showing
three blacks playing instruments with the caption below, 'Music by
the Contra-Band'. Contraband referring to runaway slaves that
would follow the Army and would take up chores as a non-military
work force.   Condition is good.
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UNION PATRIOTIC COVER - During the War envelope companies
produced patriotic envelopes for mailing letters. Thousands of
different types were produced. This was produced by William
Redenburgh of New York. This contains a bit of humor, showing a
devil character, a first national CS flag on his tail and marching
with instruments with the caption below, 'The Standard Bearer of
the CSA. A H_____l of a feller'. Was at one time glued in a scrap
book as so many were. Has a few rough edges with some small areas
of missing paper where I'm sure at one time there was glue.
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PRE-PRINTED RECEIPTS FOR DUES - MICHIGAN GAR POST 185 -  
Three check sized receipts for Michigan GAR Hackett Post 185 - Bronson,
Michigan - dues received from Alphonso Wiser, formerly of the 9th
Michigan Cavalry. Two of the three checks were signed by Wells Knapp -
formerly of the 1st Michigan Engineers & Mechanics.  Good condition.
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1st MICHIGAN LIGHT ARTILLERY - BATTERY D - 'To the Sound of
Musketry and Tap of the Drum - a History of Michigan's Battery D
Through the Letters of Artificer Harold J. Bartlett 1861-1864' by James
G. Genco - Rochester, Mi 1983 - 150 pages plus a biographical index and
roster. Very good account of Battery D and their participation in the
western theatre including the late arrival to Shiloh, Siege of Corinth,
fight near Perryville, Stones River, Chickamauga, Chattanooga and
more. Genco gives good biographical information on events along with
the content of the Bartlett letters. I was able to acquire 6 of these books,
all 'new - old - stock'. Books are in brand new condition with dust covers
- price shown is per book.
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CDV - NAVY ENSIGN - Image of a Union Navy Ensign, unidentified and no
photographer's back mark. Sleeve insignia clearly shows rank of Ensign.
Contrast a bit light & has period ink spots along left side.
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CDV - CONFEDERATE GENERAL FELIX ZOLLICOFFER - Photo
lithograph of Zollicoffer with E & HT Anthony (from Brady negative)
photographer's back mark. He was killed at the battle of Mill Springs (Logan's
Cross Roads), Kentucky on January 19, 1862 when fighting against General
George Thomas. Zollicoffer also served as a Senator from Tennessee before
the War. Image in fair condition and has paper aging along bottom edge and
small abrasion to the mount on top edge.
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CDV - SIGNED COLONEL FLETCHER WEBSTER - 12TH MASS. INF. KIA
- Image of Colonel Fletcher Webster (son of Massachusetts Senator Daniel
Webster). On August 30, 1862 Webster was mortally wounded on Chinn Ridge
during the battle of Second Mannassas (Bull Run). Less than a month after
his death the 12th Massachusetts regiment would have the Union's highest
percentage casualty rate during the battle of Antietam. Image is in very good
condition but mount has been trimmed.
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1865 DATED AND ID'd WALLET - SANDSTONE,
MICHIGAN
- Well used leather wallet identified in period
ink and dated 1865. Under pocket flap is 'F. B. Ward /
Sandstone / Mich'. Sandstone is a small community
about 20 miles or so west of Jackson, Michigan. On the
outside of the pocket flap is again, in period ink 'F. Ward
/ May 1865' and also some writing worn too much to
make out. Nice period personal item. Extends to 13 1/2"  
Very good condition.
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ABRAHAM LINCOLN ASSASSINATION MOURNING RIBBON - Approx.
3" x 5 1/4" silk ribbon from the City Councils of Philadelphia with a nice
bust view of Lincoln. Unfortunately someone had at one time glued this (in
5 places) to red felt and some of that is still on reverse side as can be seen in
photos. There are also several holes, the largest in the lower right corner,
second in the upper left corner and several small places in the vicinity of
Lincoln's head. There is archival tape on the back side stabilizing the ribbon
behind Lincoln's head which cannot be seen from the front - see photos on
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NCO OR MUSICIAN'S SWORD BELT FROG - Not often seen is this belt
frog for the NCO or Musician's sword. It has also been known for use with
the Enfield Bayonet scabbard but the wear and form from use indicates the
sword scabbards were used with this one. Leather is dry and cracked but still
pliable - not real stiff at all. Wear indicates this one was used. There were
two methods used for carrying these types of swords, the belt frog and the
baldric, or over the shoulder sling. Stitching is still tight with the exception
on the right side of the sword mount area where the stitching has broken
loose (shown in photos on 'Additional Images' link.
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HALF PLATE TINTYPE - HORSE & BUGGY - Approx.
4 1/4" x 6 1/4" - no case. Middle-late 1800's, clear tintype
of a man with horse & buggy in front of house. There are
a few light bows and bends.
TINTYPE - YOUNG BOY WITH DRUM - Approx. 1 7/8" x 3 1/8" - no
case. Boy seated with arm on a drum (curled flag painted on drum), he also
holds a drum stick. Mounting paper from original mount on reverse, total
obverse has crackled finish which can be seen on the top area in the photo,
it is like this on the entire front. Looks to be in no danger of flaking.
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6TH SOUTH CAROLINA CAVALRY - POW - FORT
DELAWARE
- Letter written on September 8, 1864 by William
H. Long of the 6th South Carolina Cavalry. He writes from
Fort Delaware Prison to his father, Rev. John D. Long in
Ganesville Union Dist., SC. (which must no longer exist by
that name). Long mentions the letters he has received and
requests that his father send him money - Greenbacks - US
Treasury Notes. He closes his letter with 'May peace be restored
to our land is my prayer'. Full transcript on the 'Additional
Images' link. The cover is interesting in that is is sent via
Richmond, Va., has the Richmond post mark and the CS 'Due
10'. It also has written 'by Flag of Truce' and 'In Care of
Bureau of Exchange at Fortress Monroe'. Prisoner letters were
generally short and to the point as they were usually only
allowed one sheet letters. Very good condition.
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W-206
COMPARTMENT FLASK - These flasks first were popular during the
flintlock period so the user could carry extra flints, patches, etc. in the
compartments. Later they were used in the percussion era for caps and
bullets. There are two compartments in the bottom of this flask with swivel
covers. Approx. 4 3/4" overall height, brass with a very pleasing and dark
patina. This pattern is shown as number 461 in Riling's 'The Powder Flask
Book'. Spring on the charger is a bit weak to the point that it doesn't snap
shut when released, otherwise very good condition.
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WILD WEST SHOW / CIRCUS STYLE HORSE RACE -
Approx. 5 1/4" x 6 3/8" (mount) - mounted photo c- late
1800's to early 1900's, Spectators watching a race in
which 2 horses pulling a wagon is racing two horses with
the rider standing on each horse. These type of races were
generally seen in Wild West Shows and circuses held
during that period. Two holes in top portion of mount,
few light smudges on image.
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AMBROTYPE - YOUNG GIRL DECKED OUT IN HER FINEST- 1/6
plate anbro, very clear image of a young woman dressed to the nine's.
Beautiful black lace sleeved dress, jewelry, earrings, tinted feathers in
her hair, very attractive. Full case but has a detached cover. Not a
perfect image but darn close!!
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TINTYPE - MID 1800'S BLACK MAN IN SUIT- 1/9 plate tintype,
image of a black man dressed in vest & suit jacket. He is wearing
a large disc on his vest, not sure what it could be.
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REAR ADMIRAL JOHN LORIMER WORDEN - COMMANDER
OF THE USS MONITOR
- Signed card approx. 2 1/16" x 3 1/2"
dated 1888 as Rear Admiral USN. Worden was captured in 1861
taking secret orders to Fort Pickens and released months later and
took command of the new ironclad Monitor. In 1862 at Hampton
Roads, Virginia the Monitor under his command fought the first
naval battle between ironclads when he engaged the CSS Virginia
(Merrimac).
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CABINET PHOTO - CAPT. JACK BARNETT & SON - Famous
dwarf with Ringling Brothers Circus. He was born in 1890 and
started with Ringling Bros. in about 1906. This image by Wendt
of Boonton, NJ and supposedly taken in the 1920's.
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HALF PLATE DAGUERREOTYPE IN
HINGED CASE
- Beautiful rarely seen half
plate daguerreotype of a middle aged woman
dressed nicely. Image is very clean and clear.
Tape seal is no longer in place but evidence of
it's presence once in place can be seen. Case is
beautiful and hinged with button lock. Some of
'reflections' in views due to the difficulty in
photographing dags due to the silver mirror
finish.
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POWDER HORN WITH TWO POWDER MEASURES -
Small (approx. 5 1/2" in length) horn with two powder
measures (2" and under in length) that are made of bone.
Horn has wood base and a wood stopper. Measures are
attached to the horn with a very thin strip of sinew and a
thicker strip of leather. One chip in horn otherwise very nice.
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45 STAR US PARADE FLAG -
SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR PERIOD
- Approx. 7
3/4" x 12 1/2" - Nice size for display. This flag was
valid from 1896 to 1908 recognizing the admission
of Utah into the Union. This was the version of the
US flag during the Spanish-American War and flew
during the administrations of Grover Cleveland,
William McKinley and Teddy Roosevelt. It is made of
cotton, only one very tiny hole (can't see it unless it's
held up to a light). There is vivid color on the staff
end where it was once protected by the split stick that
held it. There are four small staple holes in this area
that pierced the stick and flag.
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COLOR BEARER CHEVRONS - INDIAN WAR PERIOD - To
be perfectly honest on these chevrons, I am assuming Indian
War period due to the construction. I don't believe them to be
as early as Civil War. There are just not enough of this style of
the color bearer's chevrons around with known origins to
pinpoint much better. The staff of the flag is metal bullion.
Both chevrons are heavily filled with holes as can be seen on
the 'Additional Images' link. There is a dark blue/black cloth
behind on the one photo that masks the holes for display.
Insignia that's hard to get.
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IDENTIFIED DAGUERREOTYPE - SOUTH
DEDHAM, MASS.
- Very nice 1/6 plate dag of a
woman, identified as Lucy (Dean) Everett of
South Dedham, Massachusetts. Wife of Deacon
Willard Everett. Looking this up in Ancestry I was
able to find her and Willard in various records.
Dag still has sealing tape on reverse, leatherette
case in very good condition and original binding
still intact.
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DOUBLE DAGUERREOTYPE IN TOKEN BOOK
MOP CASE
- Very nice 1/6 plate dags of a
younger woman and another of younger man.
These are both housed in a thick 'Token Book'
style, mother of pearl inlaid case - very nice.
Woman's image is very good and crisp,
gentleman's image crisp and clear but has some
spotting on image. Case is fantastic but does have
broken clasp.
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CDV OF THE FIRST 18 PRESIDENTS - WASHINGTON THROUGH
GRANT
- Circa- late 1860's-early 1870's CDV published by George Stinson &
Co. in Portland, Maine and is titled 'The Presidents of the United States' and
indeed has the likenesses of each of the first 18 Presidents from George
Washington through Ulysses S. Grant. Very good condition.
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MICHIGAN GAR POST 18 RIBBON - TRAVERSE CITY - Ribbon for the
McPherson GAR Post 18 in Traverse City, Michigan and was for a reunion or
gathering held on September 11-13, 1907. The McPherson Post was active from
1881 to 1929. Ribbon has a few condition issues.
GAR BELT WITH BELT PLATE - Stamped & chromed GAR
belt plate on nice white cloth belt. Plate has some scratches as you
might expect, belt is in very nice condition and in one spot, where
it had been rolled up around the plate for a long period of time
has the reversed GAR that had transferred from plate to belt.
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1902 DEPARTMENT OF MICHIGAN - Department of Michigan State
Encampment badge for the 1902 reunion held in Pontiac, Michigan. Has
relief of General Israel Richardson (killed at Antietam as Colonel of the 2nd
Michigan Infantry). Missing the blue ribbon that would hang behind the
badge. Some worn areas but good overall.
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1902 DEPARTMENT OF MICHIGAN - Department of Michigan State
Encampment badge for the 1902 reunion held in Pontiac, Michigan. Has
celluloid disc of General Israel Richardson (killed at Antietam as Colonel of
the 2nd Michigan Infantry). Darkened circle above drop - looks like it was
held on a board with a tack.
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1904 DEPARTMENT OF MICHIGAN - Department of Michigan State
Encampment badge for the 1904 reunion held in Battle Creek, Michigan.
This badge was presented to the members of the GAR by the citizens of
Battle Creek. Overall good condition.
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MICHIGAN BATTALION MERRILL HORSE - 2ND MISSOURI CAVALRY -
Ribbon for the 13th reunion of the Michigan Battalion of the Merrill Horse
(2nd Missouri Cavalry) held on Sept. 16, 1896. The Merrill Horse spent most
of their entire service in Missouri and fought in the battles of Kirksville,
Moore's Mills, Lexington, Knob Noster, Independence and Roanoke. Ribbon is
in extremely good condition.
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MICHIGAN BATTALION MERRILL HORSE - 2ND MISSOURI CAVALRY
- Ribbon for the 22nd reunion of the Michigan Battalion of the Merrill
Horse (2nd Missouri Cavalry) held on Sept. 19, 1905 in Battle Creek,
Michigan. The Merrill Horse spent most of their entire service in Missouri
and fought in the battles of Kirksville, Moore's Mills, Lexington, Knob
Noster, Independence and Roanoke. Ribbon is in extremely good condition.
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CDV - ZALUMA AGRA - 'THE STAR OF THE EAST' - P.T. BARNUM -
Image of one of P.T. Barnum's attractions, the 18 year old Circassian Girl of
which Barnum claimed was the only one in the United States of that birth.
Her birthplace was near the Black Sea and Barnum had quite a story attached
to her. She began touring with Barnum (according to one source) in 1864 and
was a mainstay at his museum in the 1870's. Image is c-1860's and is hand
tinted. No photographer's back mark.
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CDV - ZALUMA AGRA - 'THE STAR OF THE EAST' - P.T. BARNUM -
Image of one of P.T. Barnum's attractions, the 18 year old Circassian Girl of
which Barnum claimed was the only one in the United States of that birth.
Her birthplace was near the Black Sea and Barnum had quite a story attached
to her. She began touring with Barnum (according to one source) in 1864 and
was a mainstay at his museum in the 1870's. Image is c-1860's and has no
photographer's back mark.
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HAMPDEN PATRIOT (SPRINGFIELD, MASS.) OCT., 1820- Four
page newspaper Hampden Patriot of October 11, 1820. Typical
newspaper of the period but has an interesting ad on the center of
the front page about 3/4 of the way down, Medical Lectures courses
at Harvard University. I guess most anyone could attend at that
time. Very good condition considering the age.
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TYPE SIGNED GEORGE WASHINGTON - COLUMBIAN
CENTINEL - 1794
- Four page newspaper Columbian Centinel
(Boston, Mass) from March 7, 1794. Interesting items are two laws
(back before everyone had to have a rider tacked to a law) listed on
the front page with the type set script signature of George
Washington. The Centinel was one of few that would have a script
signature of Washington for this type of matter. Paper is in very
good condition but has two pieces of scotch tape on the back page -
negligible.
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CDV - 13TH MASS. INF. & 3RD MASS. H.A. WIA WALTER BEAUMONT -
Image of Walter P. Beaumont who was in the 13th Mass. Inf. as a Corporal and
Sergeant from July, 1861 to August, 1863 then transferred for promotion into
the 3rd Mass. H.A., where he eventually rose to the rank of Captain. This view
was as a Corporal which would still place him in the 13th, when he was wounded
in action at 2nd Manassas. Carte has a Boston photographer's back mark and is
signed very lightly in pencil on the bottom of the reverse.
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CDV - 25TH MASS. INF. - SGT. CHARLES HALL - Image of Charles Hall who
was in the 25th Mass. Inf. as a Sergeant in September, 1861. He was promoted to
1st Sergeant in November, 1862. Hall was wounded on June 3, 1864 at Cold
Harbor, Va., with a severe wound to the left arm which was amputated and taken
to Fairfax Seminary Hospital where he died of his wounds on June 13, 1864.
Carte has a Fitchburg, Mass. photographer's back mark. Image shows a clear
'25' on his kepi.
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FISHER'S HILL BATTLEFIELD PICK-UP W/ PERIOD TAG -
Identified as a finger ring with original tag that reads: 'Finger Ring /
Made from a cap of / a __ull found on / Fisher's Hill Battle Field / Va
Presented to H. Stonebrak / by Mr. Joseph Fisher / Strasburg, Va'. The
note (what's left of it) is pasted on to a piece of paper and there is also
a copy of the note included. The ring definitely looks like a brass
ferrule of some kind of container (powder flask??) and has a nice
mellow patina.
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TINTYPE - THREE UNION BROTHERS (?) - Beautifully clear
and crisp tintype (1/6 plate) of three soldiers. The information
that came with it is that they were from the LaRue family and
they were supposed to be brothers. I've done limited research on
this to no avail. Good research project. Tintype has a revenue
stamp on the reverse which places it in the 1864-65 time frame.
Case has a detached cover.
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MICHIGAN GAR POST 5 - CUSTER POST - Ribbon worn by members of
the Grand Rapids Custer Post for participation in the 33rd GAR National
Encampment held in Cincinnati on September 5, 1898. Shows a bit of its
age and has one weak spot that travels through the 'S' on 'POST', otherwise
displays as you see it.
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HAMILTON, OHIO GAR POST GRAVEYARD - Early image
(approx. 4 1/4" x 6 1/2") of the Wetzel - Compton GAR Post 96
Burial Ground. Nice written description on the reverse along with
the Hamilton, Ohio photographer's stamp.
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CONFEDERATE 1864 $500. NOTE - Iconic note from Keatinge &
Ball, Columbia, SC, Series of February 17, 1864 with just about
everything you want on a Confederate note, The seal with
Washington, 3rd National Flag and Stonewall Jackson. Partial
Treasury stamp in lower left corner. Faded red coloring and of
course a blank reverse on these notes.
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CDV - GENERAL GEORGE A. CUSTER AND WIFE LIBBY - K-32 - Image of
George Custer and Libby taken by Matthew Brady and has Brady's stamp on
obverse and reverse. Image was taken by Brady on February 15, 1864. Period ink
notation on reverse "Gen. Custer & Lady'. Contrast on back round is a bit dark.
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CDV - UNION CAVALRY - LEADERS AND RAIDERS - INCLUDES GEORGE
A. CUSTER - K-29
- Image of George Custer along with the other Union Cavalry
Generals. The image of Custer on this CDV was taken in the February 15, 1864
Brady sitting. Carte was produced by E. & H.T. Anthony who, for a good part
used original Brady's.
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CDV - GENERAL GEORGE A. CUSTER - K-33v - Image of George Custer  
taken by Matthew Brady and has Brady's stamp on obverse and reverse. Image
was taken by Brady on the February 15, 1864 sitting. Reverse has glue residue
from being glued onto another surface.
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CDV - GENERAL GEORGE A. CUSTER - K-29 - One of the more common
images of Custer taken by Matthew Brady and was produced by E. & H.T.
Anthony using Brady's plates. Image was taken by Brady on the February 15,
1864 sitting. Reverse has a period ink id 'General Caster' (sic) and on the obverse
'Genl Caster' (sic). Some spotting on image.
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SMALL RELIC BOARD FROM GETTYSBURG - Small
cardboard relic board (though one piece is clearly a 20th
century bullet) with inscription on reverse 'Items found at
Battlefield Gettysburg, Pa. / Approx. 1952-1953 / Albert Smith
/ Lawyer of / Smith & Smith Co.' Then signed and dated
8/4/89.
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GAR DEPARTMENT OF CALIFORNIA / NEVADA - RVery nice souvenir
badge for the April 19-23, 1910 - 43rd Annual Encampment of the
California - Nevada Department of the GAR held in Oakland, California.
Still retains the Whitehead and Hoag label on reverse.
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1851 DATED GOODYEAR HARD RUBBER COMB - Commonly used
personal item of the soldier. This is a short comb 3 3/8" in length and
the teeth are close enough to perhaps suggest this is a lice comb. Many
times you find these with broken teeth but this is entirely complete.
Stamped in the side is 'I R Comb Co. Goodyear's Patent May 6, 1851'.
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STEREO VIEW - GETTYSBURG AMPUTATION SCENE
- From a series on the 'Sights and Scenes from the
Battlefield of Gettysburg'. Scene shows an Amputation
Tent with a patient on the table, surgeon with knife in
hand. Image is not in the best condition and lacks great
clarity in the image.
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STEREO VIEW - GETTYSBURG ARTILLERY SCENE -
ROUND TOP
- Stereo taken by W.H. Tipton of
Gettysburg showing a camp scene (obviously post battle)
of an Artillery Unit - with horses, wagons, tents and
soldiers. Card is dirty but a great image just after the
battle.
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STEREO VIEW - GRUESOME GETTYSBURG DEAD
SOLDIER
- Stereo by Taylor and Huntington of one of the
more gruesome images you may see. This is not one of
the questionably staged photos. This poor soldier was hit
with an artillery round which ripped away a good portion
of his stomach area. His detached hand is also shown
several feet from the body. Very good condition.
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2 VOLUME SET - INFANTRY TACTICS - MORRIS - Nice two volume
set by Brigadier General William H. Morris on Infantry Tactics. This was
a very late War printing (1865 New York) and these were mostly used
during the Indian Wars years. These are in very good condition, one
volume having a small tear on spine (as shown in 'Additional Images').
Each has a 6 digit number stamped on a blank page inside (former
library??) and each volume has a few pages where the corners of the page
were clipped.
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GENERAL BENJAMIN F. BUTLER - Signed pass for a Disabled
Volunteer Soldier (approx. 2 1/4" x 4") for passage from
Washington, D.C. to Norfolk. This is undated but Butler was the
Manager for the National Asylum for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers
from 1866 to 1880 and the Steamer 'Lady of the Lake' (on which
passage was given) burned in 1875, that would date this between
1866-75. As General during the War his success rate was far from
stellar. Most noted as Military Governor over New Orleans and his
tiffs with the ladies of N.O.
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GAR CABINET PHOTO - US NAVY VETERAN - I obtained a
group of GAR cabinet photos that all came from the same GAR
post in New York. Most are ID'd to New York regiments but some
from regiments in different states. This is an image of Carl E.
Randrup. The General Navy Register only notes that he was
Acting Ensign on Feb. 17, 1865 and Honorably Discharged on
Sept. 15, 1865. His inscription on the reverse states 'Carl E.
Randrup / Acting Ensign U.S.N. / Ex-officer Gunboat Currituck /
Potomac Squadron'. Rarely do you see an ID'd Navy Officer id'd
to a GAR Post.
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GAR CABINET PHOTO - 10TH MICHIGAN INFANTRY - I
obtained a group of GAR cabinet photos that all came from the
same GAR post in New York. Most are ID'd to New York
regiments but some from regiments in different states. This is an
image of Lafayette L. Deming of the 10th Michigan Infantry -
Co. G. He entered as Captian on Oct. 21, 1861 at the age of 35.
Re resigned and was Honorably Discharged on Sept. 3, 1862.
Inscription on reverse 'L.L. Deming / 10th Mich / Infantry'.
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GAR - MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT -  This is an image of
Samuel C. Wright of the 29th Massachusetts Infantry. Wright had
quite a history. Wounded four times (White Oak Swamp - head
wound, Antietam, Bethesda Church and Petersburg). He was
awarded the Medal of Honor years after the War for his heroism
at Antietam near the Sunken Road. Wright was finally discharged
for wounds on February 3, 1865. He is shown here wearing the
Congressional Medal of Honor as well as an eye patch (from his
head wound). How often do you see a Civil War Vet wearing this
medal?
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CABINET PHOTO OF CHILD WEARING CLEVELAND / STEVENSON
CAMPAIGN HAT
- Cute photo of two children, one of which is wearing
what appears to be perhaps a campaign outfit that includes a hat that
quite clearly reads "CLEVELAND / STEVENSON" which would have
been for the 1892 Presidential Campaign. Card has a Utica, NY
photographer's mark.
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GAR - 1893 INDIANAPOLIS - CUSTER POST - GAR badge
from Michigan's Custer Post 5 in Grand Rapids, Michigan for
participation in the 1893 National Encampment taking place in
Indianapolis, Indiana. Badge is in very good condition.
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GAR - 1901 DEPT. OF MICHIGAN, FLINT - GAR badge from the
Department of Michigan encampment held in Flint, Michigan in 1901. Has a
nice drop showing a 1901 vehicle and the caption "Compliments of the
Vehicle Manufacturers". Very early reference to Michigan's upcoming
automobile industry. Michigan  Badge is in very good condition.
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GAR - HOWELL, MICH - WADDELL POST 120 BADGE - GAR badge along
the lines of a mourning badge for the Michigan GAR Waddell Post 120 in
Howell, Michigan. The Waddell Post was in existence from  1883-1936.  
Badge is in very good condition with exception of several fringes missing..
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GAR - ALBUMEN - NY POST 32 - ANNUAL MASQUERADE -
Approx. 5 1/4" x 7 3/8" This is just a great shot of  what appears
to be the reception tent for the 20th Annual Ball Masquerade of
Koltes GAR Post 32 held on February 9, 1887. Tent, cannon, rifle
stand, drum with the tables set up in the back round. The
Smithsonian has this same image in its collection. Minor crack in
mount & image near date.
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CIVIL WAR PERIOD FIFE - MARKED 4TH VT.
INF.
- Approx. 16" in length placing it in between
the keys of C and Bb -so can't promise the key
accuracy. It is unsigned as far as maker but is
marked with '4 / VT. / INF'. Unfortunately these
markings are considered to be post-War, placed on
the fife by a surplus dealer to increase sales. Has
straight short ferrules, one of German silver, the
other looks to be a possible replacement.
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CABINET CARD - GENERAL WILLIAM T. SHERMAN - c -mid to
late 1880's cabinet photo of Sherman by C.M. Bell in Washington,
D.C. Sherman was probably best remembered for his 'March to the
Sea' through Georgia during the Civil War but in 1869 was made a
full General and Commander-in-Chief of the Army. Very good
condition.
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CDV - 111TH PENNSYLVANIA INFANTRY - Image of D. Hayes Strickland
of the 11th PA. Infantry. Addis, Washington, D.C. photographer. Strickland
enlisted in April, 1863 as an Assistant Surgeon and was promoted to Surgeon
in May, 1865. He was mustered out in July, 1865. During his service the 111th
fought in the battles of Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Ringgold, GA, Resaca,
GA, Dallas, GA, Kennesaw Mountain, Peach Tree Creek, Atlanta as well as
others. Very good condition.
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CDV - GENERAL DANIEL BUTTERFIELD - Image of General Daniel
Butterfield - Anthony from Brady's negative. Butterfield rose quickly in the
ranks. Brigade Commander in the 5th Corps in 1861. He was wounded at
Gaines's Mill and later awarded the Medal of Honor for that action. He was
involved in 2nd Manassas, Antietam and was severely wounded at Gettysburg.
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CIVIL WAR PERIOD EYEGLASSES WITH 1864
PATENT CASE
- Typical pair of Civil War period
eyeglasses but the brown felt lined case has the stamping
at the clip "PAT. SEPT. 20, 1864 / J.L. HARLEM". This
case is also tooled on the top cover. Most of these cases are
marked with the maker 'Parker'. First time I recall seeing
a Harlem. Very good condition. Case has been cleaned to
bright.
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EARLY 1800'S PATRIOTIC WALLET - EAGLE ON
GLOBE DESIGN
- Pressed leather wallet, darkened and
worn on the outside and as you get into the inner layers it
gets lighter and shows less wear. There are 10 embossed
eagle on globe designs throughout the wallet - outside
being more worn. No identification or other markings.
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CDV - NEW YORK ZOUAVE - NEW YORK FIRE ZOUAVES - Image
identified in period ink only as Johnson. NY photographer's back mark. View
of a Zouave  in his entire outfit and under magnification shows him wearing
a M-1851 Eagle belt plate. Word with it is that is had a tag with NYFZ. This
could probably make it either the 11th NY (Ellsworth's Zouaves) or the 73rd
NY. Nice full shot image. Unfortunately there are multiple 'Johnson's' listed
in these regiments.
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CDV - SAM HOUSTON - Image appears to have been taken from an albumen
as the oval mat phantom lines are visible. Photographer is Fredericks of New
York and the image has an 1861 date. Houston, of course was the ultimate
Texan. A Congressman and Governor of Tennessee, he later became the first
President of the Republic of Texas and later Senator from Texas and was
removed from that office for not supporting the Confederacy.  
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CDV - 12TH MICHIGAN INFANTRY - Image of Corpoal Charles M.
Powell, Company E of the 12th Michigan Infantry. Powell enlisted in Niles,
Mi. in December, 1861 and re-enlisted in December, 1863. He was
promoted to Corporal in April, 1865 and mustered out in February 1866 at
Camden, Arkansas. CDV is a bit dirty looking but has a great period ink
inscription on reverse: 'Corp. C.M. Powell / Co. E 12th Mich / Vet Vol at /
Washington, Ark / Remember Me When / this you see / While far from
home / and far from the(e)'. Also has a De Vall's Bluff, Ark.
photographer's back mark.
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LATE 1800'S MILITARY SHAKO - William H.
Horstmann Company - Philadelphia. Brown felt body
with pressed leather top and bill. This style shako was
used during the latter half of the century and even, but
rarely into the 1900's. the tag on the inside is that of
the Horstmann Company which under this name was
in business from 1894 into the 1947. The shako is very
solid and is basically the body only, missing the side
buttons, chin strap and pompom. Would look great in a
display. Tag on inside identifies it to a Lieut. J.E.
Griffin.
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GAR - DELEGATE BADGE - MICHIGAN - 1898- Delegate badge for the
Department of Michigan encampment held in Port Huron, Mi. June 15-16,
1898. Celluloid pin bar and drop. Very good condition.
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GAR - DELEGATE BADGE - MICHIGAN - 1905- Delegate badge for the
Department of Michigan encampment held in Traverse City, Mi. June 21-22,
1905. Ribbon has a partial weak spot where it attached to pin bar otherwise
good condition.
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GAR MEMBERSHIP BADGE - 4TH STYLE - Medal of Honor pattern, these
were made by A. Demerest in New York and made from captured Confederate
cannon. His name is visible below the two Veterans shaking hands. On the
lower point of the star on the reverse side, along the edge is 'Patent / Dec. 28,
1869'. Much of the gilt is worn off of this badge and the ribbon has several
weak spots as can be seen in the photos.
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SPENCER CARBINE ISSUED TO 3RD MICHIGAN
CAVALRY
- This Spencer carbine belongs to a friend of
mine who asked me to sell it for him. This carbine is a
direct hit for serial number issued to Pvt. George Haynes
of Company I, 3rd Michigan Cavalry. This is
accompanied by a small group of copied documents of
Haynes and the 3rd but most important is a copy of the
document from 1865 showing the serial number on this
gun and attaching it to George Haynes. The notation lists
it as 'returned' so not sure if that meant Haynes returned
the carbine or the carbine was returned to him. No idea or
records that I'm aware of that shows when the gun was
originally issued. The entire document also shows another
16 Spencer serial numbers and who they were issued to in
the 3rd. The serial numbers span a 22,000 range so this
may have been the second issue for them as they are not
sequential. The gun has a very nice look to it, very well
used but not ragged. Metal is gray to brown, wood is worn,
showing years in the War, no cracks but has some gouges
(nothing recent).Contrary to the paperwork included I
have trouble seeing any cartouche on the wood,
understandably with the wear. Bore also shows wear but
rifling still very visible. Price on this as on everything on
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M-1860 AMES CAVALRY SWORD - Ames - Chickopee,
Massachusetts Cavalry Sword, dated 1865. Nice looking
sword from late War and mainly used during the Indian
Wars and this one did see use. Rack numbers are stamped
on the branch of the guard and on the drag of the
scabbard. Same 'C7' on both but sword has '34' and
scabbard '66' so during use the scabbards must have been
swapped. Drag of the scabbard is worn. Grip is complete
and I would estimate that the leather is about 80%
original finish with the 20% worn off. The blade looks to
have had a flash of nickel - nothing heavy.
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C-1820-50 INFANTRY / ARTILLERY OFFICER'S
SWORD
- German import of a c-1820-50 Militia style
Infantry / Artillery Officer's sword. Typical bone grip,
brass eagle head pommel grip with half clam shell guard
displaying a spread eagle. Blade is etched with stand of
flags and floral motif. German maker's stamp on ricasso.
Blade is gun metal gray and clean with exception of a few
small pitted spots. Very slight and very minor shake in
grip. No scabbard.
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MAYNARD CARBINE - SECOND MODEL - .50 Cal.
single shot breech loading carbine made by the
Massachusetts Arms Co. in Chicopee Falls, Mass. Very
nice and deep makers markings and inspectors stamps on
metal as well as the cartouche stamps in the stock. Barrel
has beautiful bluing still intact, wood still retains many
sharp edges. Frame shows little left of the case hardened
coloring. Total produced over 20,000. Extremely nice
example.
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SMITH CARBINE - .50 Cal. single shot breech loading
carbine. Smith carbines were produced by three
companies, this was produced by the American Machine
Works in Springfield, Massachusetts. Carbine is in
beautiful condition with nice case hardened coloring on
the frame, good bluing on the hex portion of the barrel
and again near the muzzle with the bluing feathering out
at the end of the fore stock - my guess where the soldier
may have been holding it. Very fine light peppering (more
discoloring than pitting) on the barrel locking bar.
Walnut stock is in very nice shape with exception of fine
hairline crack on left side of wrist as can be seen in
photos. May have been a state contract or private purchase
as there are no cartouche on stock.
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GAR - MICHIGAN VETERAN - Cabinet photo of a Civil War
Veteran wearing his membership badge. Photographer from
Kalamazoo, Michigan. Very good condition.
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UCV - 1896 BRISTOL, TN - Reunion ribbon for the eighth annual reunion of
the Confederate Veterans Association of East Tennessee and Southwest
Virginia held on September 24, 1896 in Bristol, Tennessee.Vibrant color on
the Confederate flag, ribbon has weak sections on top and lower right as can
be seen in photos.
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MICHIGAN BATTALION MERRILL HORSE - 2ND MISSOURI CAVALRY -
Ribbon for the 25th reunion of the Michigan Battalion of the Merrill Horse
(2nd Missouri Cavalry) held on Sept. 22, 1908 in Battle Creek, Mi. The Merrill
Horse spent most of their entire service in Missouri and fought in the battles of
Kirksville, Moore's Mills, Lexington, Knob Noster, Independence and Roanoke.
Ribbon is in extremely good condition.
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MICHIGAN BATTALION MERRILL HORSE - 2ND MISSOURI CAVALRY -
Ribbon for the 6th reunion of the Michigan Battalion of the Merrill Horse (2nd
Missouri Cavalry) held on Sept. 3, 1889. The Merrill Horse spent most of their
entire service in Missouri and fought in the battles of Kirksville, Moore's Mills,
Lexington, Knob Noster, Independence and Roanoke. Ribbon is in good
condition with a few light stains.
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U.S. 3 CENT FRACTIONAL CURRENCY  - Note from the Act of
March 3, 1863 for the denomination of 3 cents. During the Civil
War there became a change shortage - everyone hoarding the
metallic coins. This was the government's answer to both stop the
hoarding and quench the need for change. This coupon size note is
in absolutely beautiful condition.  
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CDV - U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY - Image identified as Charles William Jarboe
with photo taken at the U.S. Naval Academy. the Navy Register shows Charles
W. Jarboe as a Midshipman on 9/20/1864, Graduated June, 1868, Ensign
4/19/1869, Master 7/12/1870, Lieutenant 9/11/1873 and died on 3/17/1880.
Carte has been trimmed down, probably to fit in an album.
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CABINET PHOTO OF SMITH HASTINGS - 5TH MICHIGAN
CAVALRY - MOH
- Well known image of Smith Hastings produced by
a Denver, Colorado photographer (from a War time image). Hastings
moved to Colorado after the War. Hastings actually entered the 1st
Mich. Cav. as a Private and then was commiissioned into the 5th
Michigan Cavalry (both regiments in Custer's Michigan Cavalry
Brigade) where he rose to the rank of Colonel in 1864. He was
wounded at Trevillion Station and was awarded the Medal of Honor
for his actions at Chester Gap, Va in 1863.
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CDV - THREE SOLDIERS WITH WINE AND CIGARS - Three enlistedmen
look like they're celebrating something. Each has a cigar and the one on the
right is pouring a glass of wine (I presume). Candid shot, no photograher's
back mark but unfortunately there is a huge abrasion running down in
between the middle and right soldiers. While detracting from the image, the
abrasion stays enough away from the subjects to be able to still enjoy the shot.
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CDV - NEW YORK ENGINEER - Soldier standing with an Enfield rifle &
bayonet, cartridge box strap, eagle breast plate and waist belt with cap box and
scabbard. On his kepi there is an engineer's castle insignia. Rochester, NY
photographer's back mark with tax stamp - placing this shot in the late War.
Top corners trimmed.
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TINTYPE - BLACK INDIAN WARS SOLDIER - 1/6 plate tintype black
soldier standing in Indian Wars 5 button sack coat. I can't tell you enough
how bad this image is - condition wise. It is very wrinkled, very dark, it has
been trimmed to a bit less than a full 1/6 plate but has no issue what so ever
staying behind the mat, has deep wrinkles on the finish as can be seen in
the close ups and is in a half case. I have some altered images on the
'Additional Images' link that has it lighter so you can see the actual image
clearly and also the flaws. At the end of the day it still is a black Indian
Wars soldier.
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CDV - 18TH MASSACHUSETTS INFANTRY - KILLED AT SECOND
MANASSAS
- Image of Capt. Charles W. Carroll of Company F, 18th Mass.
Infantry. Photographer is Addis of Washington, D.C. Carroll enlisted April 19,
1861 as a Lieutenant and promoted to Captain on October 29, 1861. He was
killed on August 30, 1862 at the battle of Second Bull Run (Manassas). Before
getting to Bull Run the regiment had participated in Gaines' Mill and Malvern
Hill. Has a light period pencil ID on reverse
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TINTYPE - TWO MEN WEARING LIBERTY CAPS - 1/6 plate tintype of
two civilian men seated and each wearing a Liberty Cap. The caps have
stars and the word 'LIBERTY' across the base of the caps. There is no case,
just frame and patriotic mat. On the back of the frame (top folded over
section) is the date scratched in 'September 19, 1862'. Image is a bit dark on
the lower end. First I've had of this type of patriotic image. You hear of the
Liberty Caps but rarely see one - here's two!!
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RUSSELL ALGER - AS SECRETARY OF WAR TO
EX-COLONEL OF 5TH MICH CAVALRY
- TLS Russell
Alger, Secretary of War under William McKinley on a March 9,
1898 letter to Colonel Smith Hastings, former Colonel of the
5th Michigan Cavalry and Congressional Medal of Honor
recipient, thanking Hastings for sending him information.
Russell Alger was also Governor of Michigan from 1885-87
and during the Civil War was Lieut. Colonel of the 6th
Michigan Cavalry and Colonel of the 5th Michigan Cavalry.
He and Smith Hastings (who moved to Colorado after the War
and was a public servant there) remained in touch after the
War. Letter also retains the cover.
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AMBROTYPE - SOLDIER WITH RIFLE & FIXED BAYONET - 1/4 plate
ambrotype of full standing soldier in four button sack coat, rifle at side with
fixed bayonet. He wears his leather gear, belt with US plate and cap box,
cartridge box strap with eagle breast plate and wearing kepi. His cheeks are
lightly tinted. His body may have been moving a bit during the photo as the
accoutrement plates are blurred. Facial area is clear and a bit dark near the
bottom where the dark trousers don't show much contrast against the dark
carpet. Full case.
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AMBROTYPE - 22nd MICHIGAN INFANTRY - Rare cdv sized ambrotype
in full case of Ellory Eggleston of Company B, 22nd Michigan Infantry.
Eggleston enlisted in the 22nd on August 9, 1862 at Romeo, Michigan and
died of disease in Lexington, Kentucky on January 9, 1863. A tag with his
name written in period ink is pasted inside the front cover of the case.
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AMBROTYPE - NEW HAMPSHIRE INFANTRY - 1/9 plate ambrotype of
what appears to be (with high magnification on the kepi) a Corporal of
Company C, 18th New Hampshire Infantry. Showing the kepi, it clearly
shows the Infantry insignia, the letter 'C' , 'NHV' and what looks to be '18'
inside insignia. Full case but loose repaired spine. Contrast a bit dark.
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GAR - 5TH NEW YORK CAVALRY - Cabinet photo of German
L. Coffin, Co. B, 5th New York Cavalry. Coffin enlisted in the
5th 6/2/1864 and mustered out 7/19/1865. While Coffin was in
the 5th they participated in battles such as, Cold Harbor, Bethesda
Church, White Oak Swamp, Wilson's Raid, Ream's Station,
Winchester, Cedar Creek and many other actions. Nicely ID'd in
ink on reverse.  Very good condition.
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GAR - 4TH NEW YORK BATTERY - WOUNDED
GETTYSBURG
- Cabinet photo of Frederick W. Watkins, 4th
New York Volunteer Battery (also later with the 107th US Colored
Infantry). Watkins enlisted in October, 1861 and discharged to the
5th Battery on December 12, 1863. No discharge date given from
there. While in the 4th, the unit took part in the battles of
Williamsburg, James River and Gettysburg where Watkins was
wounded on July 2. Nicely ID'd in ink on reverse.  Very good
condition.
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GAR - POSTCARD OF 1913 - 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF
GETTYSBURG
- Real photo postcard of three veterans in front of
their tents. Image contrast is lighter than the camera picked up -
more 'washed out'. They wrote the tent address on the front as well
as 'Gettysburg, Pa. / July 3rd 1913'. The card was mailed by the
veteran to someone back in Gettysburg on September 15. Don't ask
who it went to and what it says - you can attempt that puzzle. Has
light bends on the two bottom corners.
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