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PHILIPPINE INSURRECTION HANGING - c-1902 - Mounted
albumen, approx. (6 3/8" x 8 1/2" mount - 4 1/2" x 6 3/4" image).
Shows the hanging of two bandits at Tayabus Province (now Quezon),
Philippines by the United States Army during the Philippine
Insurrection. This along with other views of the same event have been
published. Partial description in period ink on reverse. Mount has been
trimmed as seen in photos and in one spot on reversed - taped.
Contrast is a bit light.
SOLD
M-200
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CIVIL WAR PERIOD ID'd PRESENTATION POST-MORTEM
SURGEON'S KIT - DATED 1863
 - Wade & Ford, NY post-mortem
kit - case approx. (5 3/4" x 10 3/4" x 3"H) Engraved presentation on
top: "DOCTOR H.J. DEVLIN / FIRST PRIZE FOR / CLINICAL
RECORD / SESSION 1862-63 / FROM PROFESSOR JOHN T.
METCALFE". Metcalfe was a graduate of West Point in the 1830's
and grew to be a major player in medicine. Henry J. Devlin, for all
his talent unfortunately died in April, 1864 of Typhus Fever while a
house physician at Bellview Hospital in New York at the age of 25.
This is a partial set, many pieces marked Wade & Ford, NY (1860-66)
and there are also pieces that are unmarked or substituted and several
spots missing instruments. There are two pieces that are post War. The
case is missing one of the re-enforced corners but otherwise in very
good condition. Pieces marked Wade & Ford include: Lifting
Backbone Saw, Bowel Scissors, Costotome (Hammer), severasl
scalpels tenaculeum. One piece is a period Tiemann (Post-Mortem
Knife). Set also includes Disection Tweezers, Suture Needles, Reaction
Chains & Hooks.
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M-199
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EARLY TO MID-1800'S MEDICINE CHEST OR APOTHECARY
CHEST
 -  Chest approx. (6 5/8" x 9 1/4" x 8"H) Pressed leather
designed chest, is missing lock, hinges and top strap. Top tray holds
the medicine bottles and has 19 inserts for bottles. I believe that of the
14 bottles included, at least 9 are original to the case and perhaps as
many as 11. These bottles fit very well to each of the pockets and 9
have an embossed "N.S" on their sides. Pulling out the bottle tray
there are several items in the case, a Medicine Glass in the original
glass case, a leather pouch, an early wallet with writing that I can't
make out, scalpel / eraser, partial balance scale, 2 trays and an old
Loewy Drug container (this may date much later than the chest).
Neat looking chest for a medical display.
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L-75
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24TH MICHIGAN INFANTRY - IRON BRIGADE - One page letter written
in period pencil from Timothy O. Webster to his wife and friends. Dated
September 3, 1862 after arriving in the Washington area. He explains his
trip from Michigan, how there has been much fighting in the area and that
he has lost his knapsack. Webster would be killed in 1864 at the Battle of
Petersburg. Full transcription of the letter shown in 'Additional Images'
link. Good condition.
SOLD
L-76
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5TH MICHIGAN CAVALRY - CUSTER'S MICHIGAN CAVALRY
BRIGADE
- Four page letter written in period ink from QM Sergt. Carlton
Hawks to the wife of deceased comrade Ashley R. Jackett. Dated July 8,
1864, Hawks answers Mrs. Jackett about an inquiry of her husband's
watch. Hawks goes on to explain the regiment's recent movements and the
state of the War at that time - Lee's suspected movements, the 2nd Corps'
movements, etc. Full transcription of the letter shown in 'Additional
Images' link. Good condition but does have some separation at folds.
SOLD
P-54
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GUNPOWDER KEG LABEL - AMERICAN POWDER MILLS C-1883 -
these are often mistaken to be Civil War Period labels but with A.O. Fay as
President they are actually circa 1883. It is approximately 6 1/16" in
diameter and in extremely good condition. The graphics are very appealing.
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M-201
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DRUM IDENTIFIED TO THE 18TH MICHIGAN
INFANTRY
- Drum belonging to Squire Johnson, musician
in the 18th Michigan Infantry. The top head has his name
"S Johnson" in pencil and inside the drum, opposite the
vent hole, also period pencil is the repair notation
"Whitehall  Sept. 16th 1876 / Repaired by O.W. Horton / for
M.B. Johnson / 18th M.V.R.". It was common practice for
instrument repairmen to place these notations inside the
drums when repairing them. M.R. Johnson was Miles R.
Johnson, also of the 18th Michigan Regiment (and
previously in the 7th Michigan Infantry). I have been unable
to confirm whether this was a brother, cousin, etc.. Squire
Johnson enlisted in the 18th at Monroe, Mi as a musician
on August 14, 1862 and was discharged on June 26, 1865.
The drum appears to have a maple shell with brass tack
design and a bone (?) vent piece. It is approx. 16 1/2" in
diameter and 11' high. There is a repaired crack in the side
that can be seen in the photos and probably the one
responsible for the repair notation inside. The drum has
been restrung, has several replaced ears, repaired torn heads.
Snares are present. The 18th was not in an extremely active
combat unit but did participate in actions at Snow's Pond,
KY., Danville, KY., Nashville, Decatur, AL., Courtland, AL.
and Athens, AL. They had 8 KIA, 3 Died of Wounds, 208
Died of Disease, 12 Died in CS Prisons and 68 that Died in
the Explosion of the Sultana.
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REVOLUTIONARY WAR PAY VOUCHER - 1781 - 6TH
REGIMENT NEW YORK DUTCHESS COUNTY MILITIA
-
Voucher for Connecticut resident John Willson (Wilson)(spelled
both ways on the voucher) for the sum of twenty seven pounds and
twelve shillings for his service in the Army. Supporting
documentation shows Connecticut resident Wilson served as
Captain in Col. Morris Graham's Regiment (6th Regiment
Dutchess County Militia) during the War. Document is approx. 6
1/4" x 7" and printed on laid paper. Period ink notation on reverse
notes the 6th Regiment. Very good condition.
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W-182
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PRE-WAR M-1851 COLT NAVY .36 CAL. NAVY REVOLVER -
1858
- Early date fourth model made in 1858. All matching serial
numbers with exception of the loading lever which shows no serial
number but is a very good looking match. The wedge has the same
number but looks to have been re-blued - the die stamps look to be
the same as on the rest of the gun. There is a stress crack on the
front of the brass trigger guard and a hairline crack on the left side
of the frame right above the trigger. Grips are heavily worn and
have a worn edge at the bottom of each. No cartouche but there is
a inspector's 'M' on the left side of the trigger guard. Very little
(5%-) left of a cylinder scene. Mechanically the cylinder rotates
with the cocking of the hammer but is as you might expect, loose.
There is also a bit of wiggle between the frame and barrel. Colt
address legible but has nicks as can be seen in photos. Decent
representative and early production piece.
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BO-82
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1863 CHRONOLOGICAL HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR IN
AMERICA - LOADED WITH HAND COLORED MAPS
- Approx. 6
1/4" x 8 3/4" Johnson & Ward - New York - 1863 - Spectacular
book in fantastic condition giving the events of the War in
chronological order from the beginning up to January of 1863.
This is complete with 8 Johnson and Collier hand tinted maps of
the Southern States along with 2 fold out maps of the United States
and the Richmond, Virginia area. The state maps are in excellent
condition, the fold out maps have a few minor tears. I have only
owned two of these books and actually think this may be the same
one I owned years ago as it is in the same condition - good tight
binding and just a few worn areas on the spine and corners.
SOLD
SD-20
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EARLY 1793 LAST WILL PASSING SLAVE TO HIS WIFE - Dated
June 29, 1793 Approx. 7 1/4" x 12" - 1 page - front and back. Last
will and testament - Lincoln County, Kentucky lists his individual slave
by name Jacob, leaving him to his wife and to be sold after her death.
Document is in good condition.
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CU-167
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CITIZEN'S BANK OF LOUISIANA - $100. note - American Bank
Note Company with a Patent date of June 30, 1857. Green overprint
on obverse, strong orange reverse. Unissued & Great Condition, light
signatures, good looking note.
CU-168
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CITIZEN'S BANK OF LOUISIANA AT SHREVEPORT - $50. note -
American Bank Note Company with a Patent date of June 30, 1857.
Green overprint on obverse, strong orange reverse. Unissued & Great
Condition, good looking note.
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1781 CONNECTICUT DOCUMENT - From the State
Pay-Table Office October 9, 1781, the order to pay the
Quartermaster for charges to the State. Document is approx.
3 3/4" x 6 3/4". Good condition..
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M-203
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CIRCA 1880-90's NEW YORK NATIONAL GUARD JACKET -
107th INFANTRY ID'd
- Nice National Guard jacket with honest
light amount of wear (mainly to piping and collar areas), inside
very much intact and good condition. Some small repairs. Label
inside identifies it to Company C of the 107th New York National
Guard. That label is stitched over the manufacturer's label. There
are also three names in period ink (one on the tag and three more
in the lining - one the same as on the tag). Buttons are marked
Scovill Mfg. Co. - Waterbury, Conn. 7th Regt - Standard. Jacket is
missing only one button, that being on the collar. There are 49
buttons on the jacket, all the same Excelsior National Guard New
York State Artillery. Epaulette tabs are still intact.
M-202
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CIRCA 1880-90's MARYLAND NATIONAL GUARD JACKET -
Nice Maryland National Guard jacket with light amount of wear
(mainly to piping areas and collar), inside very much intact and has
sewing repairs as can be seen in photos. There are several small
holes in the jacket. There is no manufacturer's label and there is a
stencil on the lining identifying it to Company C of the 22nd
Regiment. Buttons are marked Horstmann & Bros. & Co., Phil..
Jacket is missing only two buttons. There are 44 buttons on the
jacket, all the same 5th Regiment Maryland National Guard.
Epaulette tabs are still intact.
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Lea-77
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M-1851 RECTANGULAR EAGLE SWORD BELT PLATE WITH
APPLIED GERMAN SILVER WREATH
- Good looking plate with the
applied wreath, no keeper and has bench mark of 536 on the reverse.
Front of plate appears to have been cleaned many years ago but has a
pleasing look.
I-393
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43rd MASSACHUSETTS INFANTRY - LARGE ALBUMEN -
1863
- (12 3/4" X 13 5/8" mount - 9 1/2" X 11 1/8" albumen
image size). There were a number of these shots taken by
Lieut. G.H. Nickerson on March 13, 1863 at Camp Rogers in
Newbern, N.C.Most of what you see are the distant views of the
troops in a square formation - not a close view as this one.
There is a pre-printed description and title on the mount.
Unfortunately this one has some water damage as can be seen
in the photos. The image itself is not too bad but does have
areas of spotting in the lower left and upper right edges. There
is a bit of waviness in the mount due to the water.  
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I-396
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CDV - 10th MICHIGAN INFANTRY - WOUNDED AT JONESBORO - Image of
2nd Lieut. John Algoe of the 10th Michigan Infantry. He enlisted in the 10th
October 21, 1861 and was discharged March 8, 1865 for wounds received at
Jonesboro.  Michigan State University has a letter from Alex. Campbell of the
10th where he writes about visiting Algoe in the hospital and describes the visit as
such, "Allen and I went to see Lieut. Algoe who is here wounded. He had his
right under jaw shot away by a minie ball. It has been a very painful wound but
he is not nearly well and will probably be home in a month or so, poor fellow.
His Country owes him and other wounded heroes a debt she never can repay".
The CDV is in very good condition and has a period ink ID on the front..
I-395
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CDV - 11th MICHIGAN INFANTRY - WOUNDED AT DALLAS, GA. - Image of
Private Sydnor Tutewiler of the 11th Michigan Infantry. He enlisted in the 11th
December, 1863 and was mustered out in September, 1865 as a Corporal.
Tutewiler was wounded in action near Dallas, Ga., on May 27, 1864. His full ID
is pre-printed in gold ink on the reverse side. I have had other 11th images done
the same way so there must have been a photographer that offered this service.
This particular photographer is in New Albany, Indiana. The CDV is in very
good condition and has a period ink ID on the front.
I-394
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CDV - PROBABLE 66TH ILLINOIS, CO. D (A MICHIGAN COMPANY) -
Image of an unknown soldier that accompanied a grouping that included
Michigan members of Company D, 66th Illinois Infantry - Birge's Western
Sharpshooters. Many images of the Michigan Company found show them
wearing their 15th Corps Badges and ID tag with an eagle pinbar as this image
has. There is no photographer's back mark but there is a tax stamp which would
date it no earlier than 1864. CDV is in good condition but does have several
stains.
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G-387
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GAR - 97TH PENNSYLVANIA INFANTRY - REUNION PROGRAM - 1912 -
Program (approx. 4 3/4" x 7 3/4" - one sheet folded for four pages) for the
29th Annual Reunion held on Saturday, October 26, 1912 - Place not listed.
Program has folds but is in very good condition and shows the battle torn
flag of the regiment on the front..
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P-54
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CLARKE'S CONFEDERATE ALMANAC - 1864 - (approx. 4 5/8" x 7 1/2"
- 24 pages including front & back covers). This is the "Cheap Edition" of
Clarke's Confederate Almanac for the year 1864, calculated for the latitude
and meridian of the Richmond, Virginia region. Sold by Bell & Co. of 55
Market Street in Lynchburg, Virginia. Like most almanacs of the day it
notes previous historical events and that also includes battles of the War
fought in the previous years of 1861-62 but not 1863. Completely intact on
poor quality paper as most later War years books and periodicals were.
Faded on covers and two small areas on back cover with holes.
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IRON BRIGADE LADDER BADGE - 19TH INDIANA INFANTRY - One of
the most sought after Brigades of the War. The legendary Iron Brigade, made
up of the 24th Michigan, 2nd, 6th & 7th Wisconsin and the 19th Indiana.
This badge was for a member of Company B of the 19th Indiana Volunteer
Infantry. The regiment took part in the Battles of; Gainesville, Va., 2nd
Manassas (Bull Run), South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg,
Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Yellow Tavern, Spotsylvania Court
House, North Anna River, Cold Harbor and Petersburg. The Iron Brigade
suffered the most casualties of any Brigade during the War - proportionately.
The name of the Iron Brigade it is said, came from an exchange between
Generals Hooker and McClellan, when, at South Mountain McClellan asked
Hooker who was holding a position. Hooker replied that it was a western
brigade, McClellan stated that they must be made of iron, of which Hooker
responded with a comment on how they fought at 2nd Bull Run. The name
stuck and they were considered one of the best Brigades in the Union Army
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P-56
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1864 UNION McCLELLAN - PENDLETON DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL
ELECTION TICKET
- This ballot is for Darke County, Ohio and is in good
condition with only some light staining. Approx. 2 1/2" x 5 3/8".
I-397
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CDV - INDIAN CHIEF HOLDING A RIFLE - Image of lightly tinted Indian
Chief with head dress and holding the barrel of a rifle. There is no
photographer's backmark but image looks to be a period second generation photo
due to the clarity as can be seen in photos. Looks good until you put a loop on it
then you notice the fuzziness. There is an abrasion in the albumen paper near the
hand holding the gun. At one time the back had been glued to some kind of
board and there was a lot of material left on the reverse but I have removed that.
I-398
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RUBY AMBROTYPE OF INFANTRY SOLDIER NEXT TO HIS
HARDEE HAT
 - 1/6 Plate ruby ambrotype with great clarity showing
the soldier sitting next to a table that holds the Hardee hat with
Infantry insignia. To me this guy looks a bit familiar and of course
when it comes from Michigan and you see that Hardee hat, the 24th
Michigan Infantry of the Iron Brigade automatically comes to mind.
As far as I have been able to check, I have been unable to confirm even
a slight chance of that. The image has a few small scratches and the
leatherette case has been repaired on the hinge though it is still shakey.
Overall a beautiful image.
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AU-67
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ROBERT TODD LINCOLN - Son of President Abraham Lincoln,
Secretary of War under President James Garfield and Minister to
Great Britain under President Benjamin Harrison. This note was
written as Minister to Great Britain to Miss Florence Ruth Sherman
in London, March 3, 1893. Someone in Sherman's family probably
added the notation on the bottom outlining Lincoln's life to that
point. For a displayable autograph, this is a nice one.
AU-68
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EDWIN STANTON - NOTIFICATION TO THOMAS McCURDY
VINCENT ON HIS PROMOTION TO BVT. BRIGADIER
GENERAL
- Typical form letter to Vincent and signed by Secretary
of War Edwin Stanton, informing Vincent that the President has
appointed him to Brevet Brigadier General as of March 13, 1865.
Vincent graduated from West Point in 1849, started as a Captain at
the outbreak of the War in the 2nd U.S. Artillery. He was engaged
in the first Battle of Bull Run and was instrumental in
organizational efforts during and after the War. Stanton himself
felt it necessary to keep him in Washington for as much as possible.
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1960 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN - JOHN F. KENNEDY -
PT-109
- Approx. 1 3/4" in length - Jacket pin in the shape of
the famous Torpedo Boat PT-109 that John F. Kennedy
served on during World War II. This was made for the 1960
Presidential election and has "KENNEDY 60" on the side.
VGC
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Lea-78
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FIELD ARTILLERY FRICTION PRIMER TUBE BOX - The only
Union accoutrement box finished in brown leather and this is a
nice, used but not abused box. Clearly marked "US /
WATERVLIET / ARSENAL". A vent pick has been added as a field
alteration. Still has drilled wood insert and tight stitching. The flap
tab has some loose stitching but that's it. Good solid box that
doesn't show up every day.
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1860 LINCOLN - HAMLIN FERROTYPE CAMPAIGN MEDALLION-
Approx. .730" (Just Under 3/4") in diameter - one of the smallest of the
ferrotype portraits for this early 1860 campaign. Most of what's seen are the
larger (approx. 1" in diameter) and these smaller 3/4" are not often
encountered. This is the first I've owned in almost 40 years in dealing. Both
sides have "LINCOLN & HAMLIN * * * " along the outer edge with the
ferrotype of the beardless Lincoln on one side and Hamlin on the other.
Unfortunately the ferrotype portraits are anything but perfect and there is
damage in varying degrees to both - as can be seen in the 'Additional Images'.
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AU-69
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CONFEDERATE GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET - One of
Lee's Lieutenants, graduated from West Point in 1842 and fought in
the Mexican War. Lee referred to him as "my old War Horse". He
fought in most of the largest battles with the Army of Northern
Virginia and after the War was accused of loosing the battle at
Gettysburg by failing to attack at daylight of the second day, per
Lee's orders. He was also outspoken on his feelings against Pickett's
charge. After the War he was appointed Minister to Turkey in 1880.
Signature is on approx. 2 1/8" x 4 1/4" slip of paper and includes a
1973 billing when it was sold at the time for a mere $15.
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I-400
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CDV - LINCOLN ASSASSINATION MEMORIAM - Published by E&HT Anthony
- New York, carte shows 9 different Lincoln images taken throughout the War
and in the center, a monument with the inscription "IN MEMORY / OF /
ABRAHAM LINCOLN / PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
/ BORN FEBRUARY 12, 1809 / DIED APRIL 15, 1865 / WITH MALICE
TOWARD NONE, WITH CHARITY FOR ALL / SECOND INAUGURAL
ADDRESS / REQUIESCAT IN PACE". Carte is in very good condition.
I-399
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CDV - MAJOR GENERAL GEORGE B. McCLELLAN- Published by E&HT
Anthony - New York, from Brady's National Portrait Gallery. Nice 3/4 standing
view of McClellan on pre-printed mount with his name and 1861 date. McClellan
was in command of the Army of the Potomac until right after Antietam when
Lincoln replaced him  for not pursuing Lee after defeating him on the
battlefield. VGC
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PRESIDENT WILLIAM McKINLEY - SPAN-AM WAR
COMMISSION
- Very strong signature on military commission for
2nd Lieut. of Cavalry to Guy Cushman. Dated December 6, 1899 to
rank from April 10, 1899. Cushman was originally in the 1st
Missouri Volunteer Infantry then transferred to the 1st Ohio
Volunteer Cavalry, appointed to 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army in
April, 1899 then transferred to the 2nd U.S. Cavalry in May, 1899.
In the Ohio Cavalry hee didn't make it out of the country during the
Spanish American War but in the U.S. service was stationed at
Placetas Barracks in Placetas, Cuba. Document is vellum and in
extremely nice condition - clean. Again, strong McKinley signature
and Elihu Root signature. War Office seal still intact. Approx. 15
3/4" x 19 1/2"
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M-206
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EARLY WOOD COMPASS FOUND AT CHANCELLORSVILLE - Approx. 2
1/8" square x 1/2" in height when closed.ID is written very lightly on the
bottom in period pencil. The best I can make out as I see it is " Joseph
Laninly Lebanon County Kentucky (?) July 14". Case is missing clasp,
mahogany looking finish and has a hand colored dial. Good early piece.
M-205
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SUGAR CANE NIPPERS - c-1800  Approx. 7 1/2" in height - back in the late
1700's - early 1800's sugar was sold in cone shaped sugar loafs and sold by
weight. In order to then use it in the kitchen, sugar cane or loaf nippers were
used to cut off the needed amount. These nippers are rather early, crude and a
very interesting item for the early Colonial and American household. Very
good condition but missing a wire that would normally be attached to the end
of the handle to keep them closed.
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U.S. BELT PLATE - CHANCELLORSVILLE - Nice rich brown face -
arrow hook belt plate recovered from the Chancellorsville battlefield. Good
amount of ground action on lead reverse and one blemish in the 'S' of the
front.
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M-1851 RECTANGULAR EAGLE SWORD BELT PLATE WITH
APPLIED GERMAN SILVER WREATH 3PC
- Dug plate - recovery place
unknown. Originally had a 3 pc. applied wreath but the two tips have been
dislodged and are missing.
Lea-80
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C-1850 U.S. MILITIA EAGLE BELT PLATE - Kerksis-226 - Nice sheet
brass militia belt plate considered by Kerksis to be a Rarity of 4. Thirteen
stars along border. From being worn, plate has some minor bends / twists
- nothing major.
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AU-72
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PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN CIVIL WAR COMMISSION
FOR INDIANA EX-ACTING LT. GOVERNOR
- Approx. 23" x 27"
frame containing Abraham Lincoln signed Military Commission
dated July 2, 1862 (to rank from June 30, 1862) for Additional
Paymaster to John Robert Cravens of Indiana. Cravens was an
Ex-acting Lieut. Governor of Indiana at the beginning of the War.
He was also an Organizer of the Republican Party, Indiana State
Senator, President of the Madison & Indianapolis Railway and
President of the Shelbyville & Columbus Railway. The document of
vellum is in very good condition but the filled in ink and signatures
are light. Signed with full name of President Abraham Lincoln,
Secretary of War Edwin Stanton and Adj. Gen. Lorenzo Thomas.
Information from previous owner has document in acid-free
mounting with UV protected glass. This is an original document
that our celebrated President Lincoln actually held in his hand and
signed.
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PRESIDENT THEODORE ROOSEVELT APPOINTMENT FOR
ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF WAR
-  Approx. 17 1/2" x 21 3/4"
on heavy paper stock dated December 21, 1901 - Theodore Roosevelt
signed appointment for Assistant Secretary of War, William Cary
Sanger. Sanger graduated from Harvard in 1874 and Columbia
Law School in 1878. He held many offices in the military for the
State of New York. During the War with Spain, Sanger volunteered
and was commissioned Lt. Colonel of the 203rd Volunteer Infantry,
USA. When William McKinley was elected, he appointed Sanger as
Assistant Secretary of War under Elihu Root but McKinley was
assassinated before he was able to sign the appointment, thus
Theodore Roosevelt signed it just three months after McKinley's
assassination. The document is in extremely nice condition with
very strong signatures to the point of them bleeding through the
paper and seen on the back.
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FLAG - 7TH OHIO VOLUNTEER INFANTRY - Approx. 69" in height x
74" in length - not including the gold fringe. Reproduction 34 star flag in
double layered nylon (two layers sewn together so the printed stars and the
"7th OHIO VOL. INF." is seen correctly on both sides. Does have some
staining. These flags are not cheap to make, especially when it comes to
specialty canton arrangements.
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BU-135
GEORGIA STATE SEAL BUTTON - MINTZER - Approx. 24mm+. Desirable
Georgia State Seal with the W.G. Mintzer - Phila 1861, rmdc back mark - one of
the few Civil War buttons actually dated. Button shows very minor wear on the
high relief points and is in VGC.
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MICHIGAN STATE SEAL BUTTON - SCOVILL - Approx. 22mm+. Nice
Michigan State Seal with the SCOVILL MFG CO. WATERBURY back mark .
Button shows minor wear on the high relief points and is in VGC but does have
an ever so slight push on the high point of crown.
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BU-133
U.S. ARTILLERY OFFICER'S BUTTON - HORSTMANN - RMDC - Approx.
21mm. Nice Artillery Eagle 'A' with the W.H. HORSTMANN & SONS - PHI,
rmdc pre-War back mark . Button shows minor wear on the high relief points
and is in VGC.
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87TH INDIANA INFANTRY LADDER BADGE - NAMED - German silver
badge of the 87th Indiana Infantry, Company A - John A. Walker of the 14th
Corps. The 87th Indiana participated in the battles of Chickamauga,
Missionary Ridge, Kennesaw Mountain and Atlanta. Walker was a substitute
and joined the 87th in September, 1864 and was mustered out in June, 1865.
Badge is in very good condition.
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REVOLUTIONARY WAR PAY VOUCHER - CONNECTICUT
LINE - 1781
- Approx. 5 5/8" x 7 3/8" - Dated June 5, 1781 for
Ephraim Parrish's service in the Connecticut Line of the
Continental Army of the United States. All hand written,
normally you find these pre-printed and filled in. Very good
condition.
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GROUPING - 27TH NEW JERSEY INFANTRY -
INCLUDES A MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT'S
SIGNATURE AND CDV (When with the 61st
Pennsylvania Infantry)
- Large grouping of items from
Sgt. Nelson Stoddard of Co. G, 27th New Jersey Infantry
(CLICK ON THE 'ADDITIONAL IMAGES' TO SEE
FULL LIST AND PHOTOS). The 27th was a nine
month regiment organized in September, 1862 and
mustered out in July, 1863. Notarized list from a family
member from the sale in 2007 is included.
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104TH NEW YORK INFANTRY - CAMP SCENE -  Approx.
10 3/8" x 14 3/4" overall with the bordered image being
approx. 7" x 13 3/4". This is a War period hand watercolored
illustration of the 104th NYI camp scene at Belle Plain, Va.
no doubt in the winter months of 1862-63. These were many
times purchased by the soldiers from the suttlers. Paper does
have typical light creasing from being rolled up for such a
long time and does have two rips (repaired with archival tape).
The 104th was a battle hardened unit, taking part in many
hard fought battles including 2nd Manassas, South Mountain,
Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg,
Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, North Anna, Cold
Harbor, Petersburg and Weldon Railroad.
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CDV - 3RD MICHIGAN CAVALRY - Image of 1st Lieut. James H. McCormick
- has a tax stamp but no photographer's back mark. Bust view shows
McCormick as a 1st Lieut., it is ID'd from an image from the same sitting on
the Civil War website Seeking Michigan. He joined the 3rd Cav. and was with
them from 10/16/61 until 2/12/66 when he was mustered out. While in, the 3rd
took part in the battles of Farmington, Ms, Blackland, Ms., Iuka, Ms.,
Coffeeville, Ms., Jackson, Tn., Memphis, Tn., New Albany, Ms., Corinth, Ms.,
Ripley, Ms., Brownsville, Ar. and Mobile Bay, Al., among other actions. The
CDV came in a large group of 3rd Michigan Cavalry images and is in very good
condition.
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NEW PARIS, OHIO - GAR POST DINNER TICKET - 1889 -
GAR Dinner ticket for the benefit of the Caleb Marker Post
No. 646 in New Paris, Ohio. Ticket is number 120 and also
includes the detached stub. On the back of the ticket there are
a number of raffle items that include gold watched, a silver
tea set and a horse, buggy & harness (like giving a car away
these days). Ticket is in very good condition.
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ALBUMEN - 40TH MASSACHUSETTS INFANTRY - Mount approx. 9
1/8" x 10 5/8" with image size approx. 6" x 8".  Image of 1st Lieut.
Eugene Mason, Company C, 40th Massachusetts Infantry. On the reverse
in pencil is "For Alice - Eugene Mason". On the Civil War Data Base
there is a post War photo of Mason and there is no doubt this is the same
person. At the beginning of the War Mason enlisted in the 6th Mass. Inf.
and was mustered out 3 1/2 months later. He joined the 40th Infantry on
Sept. 1, 1862 but was mustered out due to disability on January 26, 1863.
Albumen is in very good condition.
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121ST NEW YORK STATE VOLUNTEERS - MENTIONS
ASSASSINATION, LEE, JOHNSTON
- Four page letter written in period
ink from Corporal John M. Lovejoy to his mother, dated April 20, 1865.
Very well written letter about their recent march to Danville in pursuit of
Johnston and mentions all the news that has taken place in the previous
four weeks; Lee's surrender to Grant, Assassination of Abraham Lincoln,
Surrender of Joseph E. Johnston, etc. Very legible, see entire transcript on
the bottom of the 'Additional Images Link'
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1924 MOURNING CARD - WITH AUTOGRAPH OF FLORENCE
KLING HARDING
- Approx. 3 3/8" x 5" - Sent after the death of
Warren G. Harding to a gentleman from Mt. Vernon, NY who had
requested autographs of both the President and First Lady. Mrs.
Harding signed the envelope but the Presidents which was once in
the cover, is now missing from the group. Typed by Mrs. Harding's
secretary, she asks that he not let his friends know she sent this as
she had so few of the President's autographs left. Very good
condition but has remnants of black paper on back of envelope
from a scrapbook.
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1963 MOURNING THANK YOU CARD - FROM JACQUELINE
KENNEDY
- Approx. 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" - Sent after the death of John
F. Kennedy to a woman from Seattle, Washington who had sent her
condolences on the death of the President. Very good condition.
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GENERAL OFFICER'S SWORD - E. LYON - E. Lyon in Paris,
France made purely high grade swords with this one made for the
U.S. market. Production was not great and they are rarely
encountered. According to John Thillmann in his book on Civil
War Army Swords, these were basically a M-1840 Foot Officer's
Sword with General Officer's embellishments. There are
photographs of Generals Lorenzo Thomas and U.S. Grant
holding these type of swords. Lyon used almost exclusively
Klingenthal blades - considered the best French blades made and
the name is etched on the flat back of the blade. This particular
sword has the double clam shell hilt with the folding rear shell,
an applied American eagle with the lightning bolts in its claws.
The hilt grip is solid cast and the detail is spectacular. The
scabbard is brass with engravings and an applied eagle on a shield
and has a nice chocolate brown patina. Very little gold gilt left on
the hilt and scabbard. The scabbard has several dents. The blade
is etched on one side with a floral pattern, Military motifs and the
motto 'E Pluribus Unum'. On the opposite side is much the same
but with 'U.S.' in place of the motto. The blade is far from
pristine but for the most part is fairly decent (able to see the
etching, etc. but does have random dark spots) and it does have a
rough area with pitting up near the hilt. Still has the original
washer. This must have looked stunning when it was new. A
chance to get a rarely seen example without spending multiple
thousands.
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CORPS BADGE (20th CORPS) OF WILLIAM C. CAMPBELL OF THE 2nd
MICHIGAN CAVALRY.
- Badge is made of sheet silver approx. .047" in
thickness and no sign of a pin having been attached. This was probably sewn on
if it was worn on clothing. 1 1/2"(H) x 1 1/2"(W) and has black tarnishing in
places. Inscribed with his initials "WCC". Campbell was bugler in the 2nd
Cavalry from Sept. 11, 1861 till October 22, 1864.. During that time the
regiment took part in the battles of New Madrid, Mo., Shiloh, Corinth,
Perryville, Franklin, Chicamauga, Resaca along with close to 150 other
engagements. This was purchased in a large collection from western Michigan
where the owner had made a notation of who it belonged to.
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HISTORY OF BATTERY A - 1ST RHODE ISLAND LIGHT ARTILLERY -
by Thomas M. Aldrich - Providence - 1904 - 408 pages - many photographs
of men in the regiment. History written by a member of the Battery and
covers the War time battles fought by the regiment. This Battery was one of
the most active artillery batteries in the War, especially with their service on
Cemetery Ridge in Gettysburg. Other battles included Antietam,
Fredericksburg, Bristoe Station, Mine Run, Wilderness, Spottsylvania,
Chancellorsville, Harper's Ferry, Fair Oaks along with many others. Good
condition, decent binding, small ex-personal library stamp inside cover,
several pencil notations from what may have been a member of the unit,
some scuffing along edges as can be expected.
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EARLY PLUG BAYONET- C-1680-1710 European plug bayonet.
This style was the first for bayonets and preceded the later socket
bayonets. Overall length is approx. 19 1/2" with an approx. 5"
handle made out of a burly looking English Walnut (?). These
were used in the hunting community along with the military. This
does have a touch mark (see additional images) but I believe it may
be a hunting bayonet although this same style bayonet with this
cross guard is shown in Neumann's book "Swords and Blades of
the American Revolution" (Pg. 34 - # 7B). Bayonet is in very good
condition but cross guard is loose and there is a crack in the grip.
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U.S. OFFICER'S WAIST BELT & PLATE - I have never
yet had a plate on a belt that is as worn as this one is.
This has such an even patina that the applied German
silver wreath almost looks to be brass until you inspect it
with a glass. The separation between the wreath and plate
is only really visible from just under the eagle's claws. I
have never seen a keeper this worn and the back of the
plate has been worn nearly completely smooth. This may
have been worn all four years of the War and another
twenty after. Belt is well worn and a bit flaky but solid -
looks like it may have been shortened or replaced at one
time and has holes on the entire length of the belt.
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RARE MODEL 1855 SPRINGFIELD PISTOL  - (No
carbine attachable stock) Only slightly more than 4,000
made, this is one of the most sought after guns of the
Civil War era. Both Barrel and lockplate dated 1855,
correct 400 yard leaf sight, most markings good and
legible (eagle on the Maynard Tape Primer door
almost completely worn off and due to pitting on top of
barrel near nipple, the 1855 on the barrel is a bit tough
to see), cartouche is visible including  initials, bench
mark on pistol is '17'. Barrel rifling still visible but
worn. Indentations on grip from attachable shock are
very light showing the gun was rarely used with the
missing carbine stock. Typical dings and wear. Pitting
on areas of the barrel near nipple. There is a crack in
the stock as can be seen in the photos. Gun will not
hold half cock but does hold full cock. Still a hansome
looking gun with good aging. Many were initially
issued to the 1st and 2nd U.S. Cavalry in the west.
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28TH NEW YORK INFANTRY -  GAR reunion announcement for the 28th
New York Infantry held in Canandaigua, NY on May 4, 1885. Paper is in
very good condition but does have folds. The 28th fought in the battles of
Winchester, Cedar Mountain, Groveton, 2nd Bull Run, Antietam and
Chancellorsville.
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28TH NEW YORK INFANTRY -  GAR reunion ribbon for the 28th New York
Infantry held in Niagara Falls, NY on May 22, 1889. Ribbon is in very good
condition with just a few very small stains. The 28th fought in the battles of
Winchester, Cedar Mountain, Groveton, 2nd Bull Run, Antietam and
Chancellorsville.
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28TH NEW YORK INFANTRY -  GAR reunion ribbon for the 28th New York
Infantry held in Lockport, NY on May 22, 1894. Ribbon is in very good condition
with just a few a bit of discoloration on the reverse side. The 28th fought in the
battles of Winchester, Cedar Mountain, Groveton, 2nd Bull Run, Antietam and
Chancellorsville.
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SIGNED 3 PULL TELESCOPE - WHEELING, WV - Brass body
telescope signed 'H. Sheff / Wheeling, W. Va". Best I have found
was that the Sheff Brothers had a retail store in Wheeling in the
1870's. Closed, the length is 9 3/4" and completely pulled is
approx. 29 1/4". Diameter of the body is approx. 1.8". The optics
are extremely good.
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3rd NEW YORK CAVALRY STATE COMMISSION TO
SECOND LIEUTENANT
- Handsome vellum certificate
(approx. 11 3/4" x 16 5/8") dated December 1, 1864
promoting  Jonathan W. Kent to the rank of 2nd
Lieutenant of the 2nd NYC (this was a mistake as Kent
was actually in the 3rd New York Cavalry). This may be
the reason that the certificate has 'Duplicate' written
vertically across the middle of the document. Filled in
writing is a bit weak as is Governor Horatio Seymour's
signature. Still retains the State Seal - good looking
document.
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GEORGE CLYMER - DOUBLE SIGNER - DECLARATION OF
INDEPENDENCE AND THE U.S. CONSTITUTION
- Approx. 7
3/8" x 8 3/4" 3 page ALS - folded cover. 1793 letter from George
Clymer to his Brother-in-law Samuel Merideth (also a signer of the
US Constitution) who at the time was the U.S. Secretary of the
Treasury in New York (cover is addressed as such). Letter addresses
what appears to be personal business deals (as they were business
partners) and other items (see transcript on 'Additional Images'
link). Clymer, as one of the Founding Fathers was a Delegate from
Pennsylvania. Along with signing the Declaration of Independence,
he would later sign the U.S. Constitution and served as a
Representative in the First Federal Congress from 1789-1791.
Letter is in very good condition, especially considering the age, is
written in period ink on laid paper. There is some separation on the
main fold (approx. 50%) but both sides still intact. Wax from cover
seal is still present. Letter mentions a 'Hamilton' but unsure
whether that is reference to Alexander.
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PERSONAL INVITATION FROM SECRETARY OF WAR STANTON -  
Approx. 4 7/8" x 7 3/4" invitation from Edwin and Mrs. Stanton for a Misses
O'Bannon to visit on a Thursday evening - January 24th - at their residence -
no year given but during Stanton's stint as Secretary of War, the 24th only
landed on a Thursday in 1861 & 1867. Ink is a bit light - good condition.
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1873 INAUGURAL BALL INVITATION FOR PRESIDENT U.S.
GRANT
- Invitation sent from the Secretary of War at the time -
William Belknap to Mrs. Thomas W. Ruger (wife of the
Superintendent of West Point) for the March 4, 1873 Inaugural
Ball. Invitation has a seal with the initials of Grant and Henry
Wilson (VP). Also lists the Managers of the Ball which includes a
Who's Who of the political world at the time. Names like William T.
Sherman, James Garfield, Benjamin Butler, William Scott
Hancock, etc., etc.. Includes the envelope and the Secretary of War's
business card. Very good condition.
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TRANSITIONAL MODEL 'FLAT LOCK WATERS' SIGLE
SHOT PISTOL
- According to Flayderman this was a
transitional model between the M-1836 Flintlock and the
M-1842 Percussion pistols made by Waters between the mid
1840's and 1849. Instead of the usual bevelled edge on the
lockplate, these were completely flat with a Waters & Co. /
Milbury, Mass. & date in front of the hammer. No
cartouche on the stock but barrel is stamped with a US and
the JH inspectors stamp. These were made in several type of
'conversion' styles, this one with a barrel type bolster with
inspector's stamp. There are several issues - the left side
plate (rear section may be a replacement and the barrel tang
screw appears to have been replaced. Someone also years
ago decided to do some amateur scroll work on the stock
(can be seen in photos). Mechanics are good.
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.69 CALIBER ROUND BALL BULLET MOLD -
Approx. 6" in length and a ball cavity of approx. .64" .
It is quite pitted but these are becoming increasingly
harder and harder to find. Most of what you see are the
small civilian or hunting calibers - not the larger
military calibers. Not a gem but good for display.
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.36 CALIBER COLT PISTOL BULLET MOLD -
Approx. 4 7/8" , Marked with 'Colt's Patent' it
contains cavities for both round and conical bullets.
Good condition and actually retains some case
hardening coloring.
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EARLY SET OF BALANCE SCALES - Brass scales in a wood box,
includes 5 weights. Box is approx. 3 1/8" x 6 1/2" x 1" in height. It is
lined with red felt and has a compartment for the weights. Box is covered
in a textured paper that has signs of a maker on the top when viewed
closely but can not make it out. Judging by the construction of the box,
locking hooks & loops and scales, I would say this was c-1830-40's at the
latest. Good condition.
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17th MAINE INFANTRY - CAMP BULLOCK - Four page letter written in
period ink from George W. Doughty of Co. E. This was written after his
release from the hospital from being wounded at Orange Grove, Va. Very
interesting letter about how their camp is structured and the common duties
of soldier life. Mentions his Captain having been killed in the same battle
he was wounded in. Very legible, see entire transcript on the bottom of the
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CDV - FREDERICK HILL MESERVE COPIES OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN -
TAKEN FROM THE ORIGINAL PLATES
- Image of Abraham Lincoln made by
Frederick Hill Meserve in the early 1900's off the original plates. These were the
famous Cooper Institute photographs by Mathew Brady on February 27,1860 that
were credited with showing Lincoln in a light that helped win the election. This
has Meserve's stamp and notations in his hand on the reverse. Unfortunately due
to the paper used at that time, it lacks the clarity that the period CDV's had but
they were taken from the original plates.
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CDV - FREDERICK HILL MESERVE COPIES OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN -
TAKEN FROM THE ORIGINAL PLATES
- Image of Abraham Lincoln made by
Frederick Hill Meserve in the early 1900's off the original plates. These were the
famous Cooper Institute photographs by Mathew Brady on February 27,1860 that
were credited with showing Lincoln in a light that helped win the election. This
has Meserve's stamp and notations in his hand on the reverse. Unfortunately due
to the paper used at that time, it lacks the clarity that the period CDV's had but
they were taken from the original plates.
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M-1819 HALL BREECH LOADING FLINTLOCK RIFLE -
WITH BAYONET
- Second production type dated 1832 and
marked 'J.H. HALL / H. FERRY' with date. Light oval
cartouche on left side of stock. Mechanics good, .52  caliber
with a 32 5/8" barrel. Due to the hammer dead center on
the gun the sights are off to the left side as can be seen in
the photos. Because of this the bayonet slot is also slightly
off to one side insuring that when fixed on the rifle, the
bayonet sits at 90 degrees from top center. The bayonet is
not the typical style with the t-slot but all else matches the
regular Hall rifle bayonet including the offset slotted bridge
on the socket and fits beautifully. It does have a fair
amount of light pitting as can be seen in photos. Approx.
40% of original brown on barrel. Stock is very good with a
few chips as shown. Almost kept this for my collection.
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WILMOT'S PATENTED TOMPION - 1863- Brass barrel tompion for
approx. .54 - .58 caliber barrel. These are marked on the top as can
be seen in the photos "PATENED NOV. 24, 1863". These were
placed in the barrel then by rotating the head would draw up the base
and expand the diameter to lock in the barrel, thus protecting it from
the elements. Material body is still intact  but loose and a bit frayed.
The rubber (?) compound under the material will no longer expand.
Good condition.
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CDV - IDENTIFIED FULL LENGTH ARMED OUTDOOR SHOT - Unfortunately
the only things this CDV needs is better condition and a clearer ID. Nice shot of a
soldier with just about everything possible - what looks to be a Colt Special Model
Rifle (or a model 1864 but this looks to be an early War image). Cartridge box,
cap box, bayonet fixed on the rifle and scabbard slightly visible, knapsack and
blanket. Clarity is not real crisp but pretty darn good. On the problems side, it
looks like the image had a hard travel at one point in time where the mount got
bent and ripped which also carried on partially into the image breaking through
the albumen paper down near the trigger guard of the rifle and carrying to the
right - showing as white on the image - can surely be lightly touched up to tone
that area down. Also the name - there are about 15 possibilities (USCT soldiers by
that name being excluded) - nost of which were from Ohio and New York - my bet
is on New York.
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M-1850 FOOT OFFICER'S SWORD - SCHUYLER,
HARTLEY & GRAHAM - MOTTO "STAND BY THE
UNION"
- Beautiful sword sold by the New York dealer
Schuyler, Hartley & Graham and well marked on the blade.
Fantastic etching on both sides (the same) of the motto
"Stand By The Union" along the staffs of two flags, a
grand eagle with the motto "E Pluribus Unum", scroll work
and a Liberty Cap surrounded by rays. Blade is bright - no
real rust. Grip is sharkskin with the triple wire wrap in very
nice condition. It appears as though the guard has had a
clear lacquer coating perhaps to keep the gilt bright and you
might never know if you weren't looking with a magnifying
glass. No scabbard unfortunately. very beautiful sword and
with a patriotic motto etched on the blade - which is not
encountered often.
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FIRST DAY COVERS - FINAL REUNION OF THE UNITED CONFEDERATE
VETERANS
-  3 First day covers for the 1951 Norfolk, Virginia Final Encampment
of the United Confederate Veterans. All three covers are postmarked the same - May
30, 1951 Norfolk, Va.9:00am. All of course have the 3 cent UCV stamp. All in good
condition.
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FIRST DAY COVERS - FINAL REUNION OF THE GRAND ARMY OF THE
REPUBLIC
-  2 First day covers for the 1949 Indianapolis, Indiana Final
Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic. Both covers are postmarked the
same - August 29, 1949 Indianapolis, In. 9:00am. All of course have the 3 cent GAR
stamp. Both in good condition.
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GAR SILVER ANNIVERSARY BADGE FROM THE 1891 DETROIT NATIONAL
ENCAMPMENT
-  Badge with the relief of General William T. Sherman on the
front and the GAR badge with military motifs on the reverse. Some light scratches
and ribbon just a tad faded otherwise good condition.
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RIBBON FOR THE WILLIAM T. SHERMAN MONUMENT DEDICATION 1903 -  
Ribbon is for the dedication of the Washington, D.C. statue to William T. Sherman
held on October 15, 1903. Has a celluloid diamond (as part of a pin bar) with corps
badges and "The Army of the Tennessee". Excellent condition.
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12TH NEW HAMPSHIRE INFANTRY - CAST IRON ENFIELD
RIFLE
-  Just shy of 16" in length, this very heavy cast iron, great
reproduction of an Enfield rifle has on the reverse side of the stock '12
N H / VOLS' in the casting. These are not often encountered - some
have been known to have a bayonet although this doesn't appear to
have ever had one. Old gold paint, half worn off make you wonder if
this was once in the possession of a GAR Post. Good condition.
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1891 GAR NATIONAL ENCAMPMENT DELEGATE BADGE - DETROIT -  
Delegate badge for the 25th National Encampment held in Detroit, Michigan in
1891. The book on the GAR badges states that there were 1,013 delegates for this
encampment. The ribbon has a few frayed spots, mainly on the right edge and
several tarnished spots mainly on the reverse. Guessing these could probably be
cleaned up a bit if so desired. Michigan pin bar has the T-bar pin and also has a
few darker areas - mainly the M & N of Michigan - all of which can be seen in the
additional images.
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DRAKE'S PLANTATION BITTERS BOTTLE - PAT. 1860 - Approx. 3" square
and 10 1/4" in height. Looks to have been excavated but very little ground action.
Embossed text on the top angled area "DRAKE / 1860 / PLANTATION / X /
BITTERS" and on the opposite side, "PATENTED / 1862". Through the brown
glass can be seen many flaws and air bubbles. Top spout has a shallow 'V' which is
smooth to the touch so as these were not known to have this 'flaw' I would assume
that it was at one time chipped and then touched up and ground smooth. Good
condition.
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WORLD WAR ONE TANK CORPS CARVED CANE - One of
the more interesting canes I've had, approx. 34 3/4" in length
and carved from a hard wood. The grip is carved into what I
would call a dragon head, the eyes being carved separately and
inserted into holes. Carved into the cane is "TANK CORPS /
U.S. ARMY / FRANCE / 1918" and opposite that is the owners
initials "W.S.B.". Also has 5 bands of carved diamonds and
circles. Looks like the bottom was carved down to add a tip no
doubt to protect the wood from wearing down but the added tip
is no longer there. Great WWI soldier's folk art carving and
from the newly formed Tank Corps yet.
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WORLD WAR ONE CHRISTMAS DINNER MENU - 1917 - In the
shape of the regimental & company guidon of Troop F, 17th
Cavalry organized at Fort Bliss, Texas and based (in 1917) at
Miami, Arizona. Menu is for the second Christmas dinner and
includes not only the menu but also the Troop roster. Approx. 5
1/4" x 7". Very good condition.
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M-1833 DRAGOON OFFICER'S SWORD - IMPORT -
Along the same lines as the Ames except for several
features; the blade is a bit longer at approx. 34 5/8" in
length, the back of the blade is flat as opposed to rounded. It
is unmarked but has an etched blade with floral and
military motifs along with an open shield near the ricasso
for a military dealer to place his name or a presentation.
Brass guard has engraving with small areas of original gilt
showing in the low areas and sharkskin grip with a triple
wire wrap. Blade does have areas of pitting as can be seen in
the photos but still a somewhat respectable piece. No
scabbard.
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CDV - COLONEL WILLIAM P. INNES - 1ST MICHIGAN ENGINEERS &
MECHANICS
- Image of Innes as a full bird Colonel. B/M of T.M. Schleier of
Nashville, Tn. Period ink ID on both front and reverse - very good condition.
Innes was commissioned in December, 1861 and mustered out in October, 1864
and was commissioned Bvt. Brigadier General in 1865. The 1st Michigan
Engineers & Mechanics took part in many battles including Mill Springs, Ky.,
Perryville, Ky., Stones River, Murfreesboro and Bentonville among others.
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MID 1700'S .79 CAL. BULLET MOLD FOR THE EARLY
BROWN BESS MUSKET
- Great piece to accompany the
early Brown Bess .79 cal. musket. The cavity is absolutely
huge on this. No markings seen anywhere. The previous
owner had picked this up in Scotland. Dark patina and for
its age I would say this is in very good condition including
the cavity.
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3 PIECE SHALER BULLET - COMPLETE - DUG - Years ago I
purchased a large relic collection which included almost 13,000 dug
bullets - just about everything you could imagine. In that group were
three complete Shalers of several different variations. I sold one right
away, kept one for my own collection and have now placed the third up
for sale. A digger is lucky to get even one piece of a Shaler let alone
the entire 3 piece bullet. They fit nicely together but of course due to
their travels don't fit completely into one another. Rarely seen!!
Recovered in Virginia.
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DUG TOURNEQUIT STARAP CLAMP- Great for a Civil War Medical
display. Still retains the four rollers and shows why it was discarded on
the battlefield - the threaded hole for the thumbscrew had cracked,
probably rendering it useless. Nice piece to show the desperate struggle
to save lives due to the wound. Good patina.
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GAR REUNION RIBBON - 103RD OHIO VOLUNTEER INFANTRY -  Ribbon for
the 40th reunion of the 103rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry held in Randall's Grove on
August 21-28, 1906. The 103rd were present at the Battles of; Blue Springs and
Dandridge, Tn., Resaca, Dallas, Marietta, Kennesaw Mountain and Atlanta, Georgia
among others. Ribbon is solid with exception ofthe small pin holes where the Veteran
had it attached to his clothing and a small hole just below the town's name. Has
several areas of staining that can be seen in the photos.
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GAR HAT BADGE WITH THE POST # 18 -  GAR metal wreath with
GAR center placed on the typical swatch of black felt which would be
sewn on the hat. This also has two applied letters '18' which no doubt
indicated the Post number. The one has a period repair of thread
holding the bottom of the '1' on where the brass pin appeared to break.
Some discoloration in places on the metal .
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47TH NATIONAL ENCAMPMENT - 1913 CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE -  
Badge for 'Member of Staff' of the 47th National Encampment in Chattanooga,
Tennessee held on September 15-20, 1913. Badge has a relief of Commander
Alfred B. Beers. Ribbon has a small tear just under the pin bar on the right side
and the metal components have several areas of discoloration - otherwise in solid
condition.
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TEXAS STATE FAIR - PIN FOR CIVIL WAR VETERANS OF THE GAR -  
Nice 1" diameter celluloid pin for which must have been GAR Day at the
Texas State Fair - October 23, 1911. Made by the Fred Lake Company in
Dallas Texas. Good condition.
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ARMY OF THE CUMBERLAND REUNION RIBBON - GRAND RAPIDS,
MICHIGAN 1885
-  Wide "Aids to Assistant Marshal ribbon for the 17th
Annual Reunion of the Army of the Cumberland held in Grand Rapids,
Michigan on September 16-17, 1885. Ribbon is in good solid condition but
the combination of black print on red silky ribbon wasn't great for show.
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1896 REUNION RECEPTION COMMITTEE RIBBON -  Unfortunately there is no
location of this reunion shown but judging by the names on the badge it was an
important reunion. It reads: Reception / Committee / Gens. / Alger / Sickles /
Howard / Stewart / Marden / Corp. Tanner / Oct. 20, 1896. Ribbon is in very good
condition.
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LORAIN COUNTY, OHIO SOLDIERS & SAILORS -  Nice ribbon for the August
11, 1898 20th Reunion of the  Soldiers and Sailors of Lorain County held in
Grafton, Ohio. Ribbon in very good condition but has a red stain in the lower left
corner.
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U.S. NAVY VETERANS MOMUMENT DEDICATION -  This is an "it is what it
is" ribbon. Condition is not good. Overall the ribbon is fairly strong but it is
discolored (or stained) and there is tape across the top and bottom of the back side
(so it doesn't affect the front of the ribbon itself. The top tape helps to hold on to
the pin on the back side. BUT, not often do you see reunion or in this case,
Monument Dedication ribbons for the U.S. Navy Veterans. Most everything is Army
related. This is for the Monument Dedication in New Haven, Connecticut on June
17, 1887.
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REMINGTON .44 CAL. ARMY REVOLVER - Recovery site unknown
but must have had a violent end probably during reloading as the gun
is in half cock position, empty cylinder and both the loading lever and
cylinder pin are both broken with the broken end of the cylinder pin
still holding in the cylinder and the ram portion of the loading lever
still in the hole. Trigger guard also missing. Heavily rusted condition
as would be expected. A relic any hunter would die to pull out of the
ground.
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ILLINOIS ADJUTANT GENERALS REPORT - VOL. 6 - 106TH ILL - 131ST
ILL
- Springfield, Il. - 1900 - Soldier's rosters of the 106th Illinois Infantry
through the 131st Illinois Infantry. Lists the soldiers of each mentioned regiment
along with their residence,date of enlistment and rank, date of muster and
remarks, such as date of discharge, killed, wounded or missing along with
where. Book has tight binding but does have scuffs on the covers as would be
expected with a 118 year old book.
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LINCOLN ASSASSINATION SHEET MUSIC - 1865 - 'THE NATION
MOURNS - FUNERAL MARCH TO THE MEMORY OF ABRAHAM
LINCOLN - THE MARTYR PRESIDENT'. Published in 1865. Nice
portrait of Lincoln on cover. Separation on the bound end as it was
once bound in a volume. Would look great in a frame.
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LINCOLN ASSASSINATION SHEET MUSIC - 1865 - 'IN
MEMORIAM - IN HONOR OF PRESIDENT LINCOLN'. Published in
1865. Separation on the bound end as it was once bound in a volume.
Would look great in a frame.
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CDV - 15th MICHIGAN INFANTRY - WOUNDED AT SHILOH - Image of Lt.
Henry F. Wallace - Company I, 15th Michigan Infantry. He enlisted on
December 2, 1861 and was commissioned into Co. I on January 1, 1862. He was
listed as wounded at Shiloh on April 6, 1862 and discharged due to those injuries
on August 2, 1862. Carte is id'd nicely on the reverse in period ink, "Lt. F.
Wallace / Lt. US Vol / Corunna / Mich". Overall condition is very good but does
have some smudges on the card.
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MARYLAND COLONIAL CURRENCY - 1776  CC-45 - Approx. 2
3/4" x 3 9/16" Two and two thirds dollar note issue date of August 14,
1776, only 41 days after the Declaration of Independence. Printed by
F. Green - Annapolis 1776. Good Condition.
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M-1860 COLT ARMY REVOLVER - 1863 - Nice Colt .44
Cal. Army revolver - manufactured in 1863 and has all
matching serial numbers including the wedge. Cartouche
are visible on both grips, cylinder scene is very good. Overall
gun metal gray with often seen brown staining,
mechanically works. Has often seen nicks and light dents,
no real pitting, just the brown stains.
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HMS HOOD SOUVENIR ASHTRAY FROM GANGWAY -
There isn't a more epic and devastating naval battle during
World War 2 than the one against the British Fleet including
the H.M.S. Hood and the German battleship Bismark. The
Bismark placed a perfect shell that completely destroyed the
H.M.S. Hood with heavy loss of life. This does not include the
original box that it was packaged in but that box label states
that on the final voyage, the gangway was left behind and
these commemorative ashtrays were made from the brass treads
of that gangway. Just this past September one was sold on
Ebay for over $300 with the box. This one, without the box and
in need of cleaning (if desired) is much less. Made by Greatrex,
Ltd. in England.
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LETTER FROM IOWA GOVERNOR SAMUEL KIRKWOOD TO
ILLINOIS GOVERNOR ASKING FOR ASSISTANCE FROM
POSSIBLE ATTACK
- ALS Letter dated May 10, 1861 from
Governor Kirkwood of Iowa to Governor Richard Yates of Illinois
asking for mutual military assistance should either Iowa or Kansas
be attacked from southern forces. Unfortunately Kirkwood's
handwriting isn't what I would call the best so there were several
words I could just not quite make out but the text is shown on the
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Great insight as to the nature of the individual states working
together during that most uncertain time.
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ADMIRAL DEWEY PAPERWEIGHT - Approx. 2 1/2" x 4" x3/4"
glass paperweight with insert of Admiral Dewey and the Battleship
Olympia. No chips or cracks. Would be perfect for the desk of a
Span-Am enthusiast.
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PRE-CIVIL WAR MISSISSIPPI JUG - SIGNED - Approx. 10 1/2" high x 4 5/8"in
diameter. Glazed jug signed by F.A. MEYER. Francois A. Meyer is listed as a potter
in Biloxi, Mississippi from approx. 1857-60. Rim of spout has chips and is a bit
rough and there are several areas where the glaze has been worn off and has
stained areas which you often see with these type of containers. "F A MEYER" is
struck deep on the upper cone portion of the jug. Has it's flaws, but a good
pre-Civil War item.
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PATRIOTIC COVER - GENERAL BURNSIDE - Patriotic envelope
with engraving of General Ambrose Burnside, Commanding the
Burnside Expedition. Printed by Magee in Philadelphia. Good
condition but does have staining along the left edge.
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72nd INDIANA GROUPING - WILDER'S LIGHTNING BRIGADE -  
Group of items from Captain Arius U. Craven, Co. D, 72nd Indiana of
the famous John Wilder's "Lightning Brigade". Group consists of a
Wilder's Brigade GAR reunion ribbon (has issues, some weak areas
and some substance that got stuck on it & stained), post-War CDV of
Craven (modern ID on reverse), copy of a photo of Craven in uniform,
a business card of Cravens' and two 72nd Indiana War time receipts
for supplies , both signed by Craven. Not the prettiest grouping but
72nd Indiana none the less.
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GLOWING TESTAMENT TO THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE JAMES
RIFLE CANNON
- Four page letter hand written copy on March 1, 1862 by
the Adjutant General of Illinois originally written on February 20, 1862 by
Capt. Jasper M. Dresser of the Illinois Light Artillery, Company 'A' to
Governor Richard Yates just after the battle of Fort Donelson that describes
the battle in very good detail and his battery's effectiveness using the James
Rifle Cannon against the Confederate forces. Transcription is on the
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24TH MICHIGAN INFANTRY OF THE IRON BRIGADE -
KILLED AT GETTYSBURG
- Certificate (approx. 4 3/8" x
8") dated August 9, 1864 signed by Michigan Adjutant
General John Robertson attesting to Sergeant George
Pettinger's service in the 24th Michigan Infantry. He
enlisted on August 7, 1862 at Detroit. He was killed in
action on July 1, 1863 and is buried at the Soldier's
National Cemetery at Gettysburg. Not going to sugar coat
this, it is ugly, folded, wrinkled, has been taped (long
ago) as can be seen on the reverse, with some tape
residue on the front. Also across the front, in faint red
period ink are those desirable words, "KILLED IN
ACTION GETTYSBURG, PA / JULY 1st 1863"
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2ND MICHIGAN INFANTRY - BATTLE OF FIRST BULL RUN - Eight page
letter from Alfred Jeffery of the 2nd Michigan Infantry written on August 2,
1861 on patriotic stationery. The letter chronicles the regiments step by step
movements from the time they left Detroit, the passing through Baltimore and
through the First Battle of Bull Run. Very detailed and graphic in places.
Transcription is on the 'Additional Images' link. Excellent letter.
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ORIGINAL GATLING GUN CRATE WITH 9 PACKAGES
OF BLANK CARTRIDGES
- This is a marked Frankford
Arsenal crate for 1000 Gatling Gun blank cartridges.
Included are 9 packages of Gatling Gun blank cartridges,
each containing 20 cartridges (wrapped in plastic wrap to
keep them from damage). Crate is missing the top but has
the internal sheet metal intact. It has been cut open - as I
understand it, these they were repacked in 1905 (after so
long the black powder deteriorates and the ammunition is
scheduled for repacking). These were repacked in January,
1905 and each packet along with the crate are marked with
that packing date - no original manufacturing date is
shown, or visible. Blanks for the Gatling Guns were also
used to train horses for battlefield gunfire. The nine
cartridge packets are all solid but have varying degrees of
stains, smudges, etc. These will not be shipped so delivery
will have to be worked out.
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5TH NEW HAMPSHIRE INFANTRY  PRE-PRINTED
PASS
- Not often kept by soldiers as they were generally
handed back to the guards when returning. (approx. 2
3/4" x 3 1/2") dated Oct. 22, 1861 from Camp Jackson in
Concord, NH. Made out for Simon Dorr and hand signed
by Capt. Edward E. Sturtevant (who was wounded at Fair
Oaks and killed at Fredericksburg, Va. Signed in print
by Col Edward E. Cross who was wounded 3 times at Fair
Oaks, Antietam and Fredericksburg and died of wounds
at Gettysburg.
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96TH ILLINOIS INFANTRY PASS - FRANKLIN, TN -
Written one month after the battle of Franklin, this half
page hand written pass allows Major John C. Smith and
men to procure lumber for use at a hospital in Franklin.
The 96th Illinois was involved in the Battle of Franklin
with minor casualties. Smith would go on to become a
Brevet Brigadier General. By the looks of the back of
the pass, it was folded and in the bottom of his baggage
for a while.
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