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10K GOLD DEPARTMENT OF MAINE - LADIES OF THE
GAR - PAST PRESIDENT BADGE
- Complete in the
Chicago jeweler's case, beautiful gold badge (unmarked but
had it confirmed as 10K by a jeweler) and weighs 15.5g.
Back of the drop is engraved "Presented to / Lucille B.
Bowlby / By Dept. of Maine / L.G.A.R. / June 15th, 1939".
Very nice badge.
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SPAN-AM - 3RD NEW YORK INFANTRY ID'd
GROUPING
- Group belonging to Private Frank B.
Warner - In May, 1898 he enlisted in the 3rd New
York Infantry for two years and on July 12, 1898
transferred to the US Hospital Corps. The 3rd stayed
in the States but he may have served in the War
theatre while in the Hospital Corps (reference later to
the campaign hat). In the group is his M-1889
campaign hat which has a Spanish 3rd Infantry
collar insignia attached (picked up in the theatre??),
pair of trousers, haversack with strap, canteen with
strap, gaiters and eating utensils with original leather
holders. The majority of which have his initials
inscribed on them.
The campaign hat has a detached sweatband but it is present. The ribbon is still in great shape and
there is a hole (as can be seen in the photos at the top front edge of the fold. The Spanish insignia
I've been told was a rare practice by some soldiers when they could obtain captured insignia, so
perhaps when in the Hospital Corps he was able to get this). Trousers are in very good condition with
only a small hole in the crotch but at the very bottom - would not see while displayed. There have
been belt loops added but other than that pretty straight. The canteen, haversack and eating utensils
show little wear. The gaiters look to be used the most, missing one of the brass buttons. Marked inside
as Wiley's Leggings - Fastening Patent March 31st, '85 and has inspector's stamp along with
Warner's initials.
Note: There is a New York greatcoat that I acquired with this grouping but the owner did not believe it
was Warner's so is not included in the group - if interested please inquire.
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HISTORY OF THE 15TH PENNSYLVANIA CAVALRY - THE
ANDERSON CAVALRY - Philadelphia, 1906
- by Charles H. Kirk - 1st
Lt. of Company E - 786 pages with separate fold out map inside back
cover pocket.  Contents include: Stone River, Chickamauga, Missionary
Ridge, Prison Life and Escape from Andersonville, 2nd East Tennessee
Campaign, Johnston's Surrender, Muster Roll, Official Reports, and
much more. Hard leather cover with gold lettering & graphic, some
scuffing as can be seen, binding is solid.
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L-91
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ORPHAN BRIGADE - POW CAMP CHASE - Letter written on
March 18, 1862 by Maj. Samuel K. Hays of the 2nd Kentucky
Mounted Infantry (Orphan Brigade). He writes from Camp
Chase to a woman in Newport, Kentucky thanking her for
sending clothing to be distributed to certain troops from
Tennessee and Mississippi. Hays was from Kenton County, Ky.
and must have known this woman as he gives his regards to the
Lieutenant (husband?) and her three sons. Hays was also
promoted from Captain to Major and in 1861 served as AQM
on staff of General Buckner. He was captured at Fort Donelson
where the regiment sustained a tremendous number in POW's.
Transcript is on 'Additional Images' link. Very good condition -
no cover.
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AMERICAN FLASK & CAP CO. SHOT FLASK - The American Flask & Cap
Company was listed in the New York directories from 1857 to 1870. They
made both metal powder flasks and leather shot flasks. This is a beautiful
example of the hunting shot flask with the embossed hanging hare pattern.
These were generally sold as pairs, one metal powder flask and one leather
shot flask, both having the same pattern. Measure has makers name stamped.
Leather is in remarkable condition, stitching is complete and tight. Metal
measure has worn finish as can be seen in photos.
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AU-83
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FREDERICK W. SEWARD - WOUNDED ON NIGHT OF
LINCOLN'S ASSASSINATION
- Signed letter as Assistant
Secretary of State dated February 26, 1863 on Department of
State stationery to the Hon. Amos Tuck regarding to an
application by Tuck and others for a Mr. Dodge as US Consul.
Frederick Seward was the son of William Seward, Secretary of
State and was badly wounded trying to protect his father from
conspirator Lewis Paine who's assignment it was to kill Seward.
Frederick Seward was also the person that took the message to
Lincoln about an assassination attempt planned as he was to go
through Baltimore on way to the inauguration.
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CDV - 24TH NEW YORK INF. - WOUNDED - 2ND MANASSAS - Image of
1st Lt. Henry Sandhovel, Company H 24th New York Infantry. Sandhovel
enlisted in may, 1861, was wounded in action on August 30, 1862 during the
battle of 2nd Manassas (Bull Run) and discharged in May, 1863. Signed in
period ink on front bottom.
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CDV - 22ND NEW YORK INF. - DIED OF WOUNDS - 2ND MANASSAS -
Image of 1st Lt. Charles Piersons, Company C 22nd New York Infantry.
Piersons enlisted in June, 1861, was wounded in action on August 30, 1862
during the battle of 2nd Manassas and died of his wounds on September 7,
1862. Signed in period ink on back bottom.
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1833 KENTUCKY LAST WILL - MENTIONS 7 SLAVES - Three
page (approx. 7 1/2" x 12 1/4") Last Will and Testament of William
McHargue of Knox County, Kentucky dated April 27, 1833.
Interesting will as he leaves to two sons half each of the plantation
grist and saw mills while his other sons he leaves $5. each from the
perishable part of the plantation. Besides this he leaves the same two
sons seven slaves by name completely after the death of his wife.
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I-495
UNMOUNTED (BUT MATTED) ALBUMEN - CIVIL
WAR CAMP
 - Larger albumen image (approx. 6 3/4"
x 12" mounted on mat board 8 7/8" x 14" and an
opening 4 1/2" x 9 3/4") Scene is that of a Civil War
camp, many tents set up in several locations and what
looks to be a fort with cannon against the tree line
(may also be an ammunition bunker). Image is badly
wrinkled, has a dark contrast and is missing a portion
of the top right corner (not visible with the mat - only
under as the 'Additional Images" shows. It is held in
with corner mounts. Close up views show decent clarity.
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NEW YORK STATE ENCAMPMENT REUNION PENNANT -
1915
- (approx. 11" x 28 3/4") Felt pennant for the New York
State annual GAR encampment held in Albany, NY on June
24-26, 1915. Pennant is in very good condition.
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1891 GAR NATIONAL ENCAMPMENT DELEGATE BADGE - DETROIT - WITH
ORIGINAL BOX
-  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 and medal are in very good
condition. Michigan pin bar has the T-bar pin. The original box has Silver
Anniversary information printed on silk lining which has several frays as can be
seen in photos. These are hard to find and I've been fortunate to get two in a short
period of time but to have the original box for this special anniversary of the GAR
encampments is beyond lucky.
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CDV - 13TH MASSACHUSETTS INFANTRY - TWICE WOUNDED - Image
of Lt. Joseph C. Colburn Company E, 13th Mass. Inf. Colburn enlisted in
July, 1861, was wounded in action on August 30, 1862 during the battle of
Second Manassas (Bull Run), promoted to Captain, was discharged for
promotion as Major in the 59th Mass. Inf in October, 1863, was again
wounded on June 17, 1864 at Petersburg and discharged for disability as
Colonel on April, 28, 1865. While in those heavily engaged units he went
through the battles of Bolivar Heights, WV, 2nd Bull Run, Antietam,
Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court
House, North Anna River, Cold Harbor, Petersburg as well as others. Carte has
a nice period ink ID on the bottom front but image itself has a very light
contrast.
I-496
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RUINS OF FORT TICONDEROGA, NY - Mid 1800's view of
the ruins of Fort Ticonderoga, NY (which of course has been
restored). Image taken by Montreal photographer J.G. Parks.
Identified in print on the front and period ink on reverse.
Corners worn.
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HOUSE IN QUEBEC WHERE U.S. GENERAL RICHARD
MONTGOMERY'S BODY WAS LAID OUT
- Mid 1800's view
the house the General's body was laid out after his death in the
ill fated attack on Quebec on December 31, 1775. Image taken
by Quebec photographer L.P. Vallee. Identified by a painted
sign next to the door reading "The Body of / Genl Montgomery
/ U.S. Army / Was Laid Out / In This House / 31 Decr 1775".
Very little wear.
BU-150
MICHIGAN STATE SEAL BUTTON - MG1A - Silver plated -
Approx. 23mm diameter. Back mark of Cullen Brown - Detroit
with 6 stars surrounding the shank. I was lucky to get 4 of these
from the same source, all the others are sold, this is the last one.
Very difficult to find this early MG1A button and Cullen Brown
was the only maker. Easily distinguished from the normally seen
MG4's by the narrow shield. Silver plating is dark and worn in
places. The photos don't come out well on the face due to all the
lines across the entire back round of the shield. Small blem on
the right side of the rim as can be seen.
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CDV - 16TH MICHIGAN INFANTRY - KILLED - 2ND BULL RUN - Image
of Pvt. Docktor Bruce Bradley Company B, 16th Mich. Inf. full standing with
rifle and Hardee hat. Bradley enlisted in August, 1861, was killed in action on
August 30, 1862 during the battle of Second Manassas (Bull Run). It is ID'd in
period ink on reverse as 'Docktor B. Bradley' but also has what looks to be
period pencil 'Doctor was born / 1834 and killed / 1863 (sic) Aug 30th / at the
Battle of Bulls / Run in a charge on the / enemy / Bo. F, 16th Michigan Inft'.
In that charge and the battle the regiment lost 96 killed, wounded and missing.
Contrast of the image is a bit dark.
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GAR REUNION RIBBON - 103RD OHIO VOLUNTEER INFANTRY -  Ribbon
for the 46th reunion of the 103rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry held on the Lake
Shore in Sheffield, Oh on August 20-27, 1912. 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.
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GAR REUNION RIBBON - 72nd OHIO VETERAN VOLUNTEER INFANTRY -  
Ribbon for the 49th reunion of the 72nd Ohio VVI held on the Lake Shore in
Sheffield, Oh on August 20-27, 1912. The ribbon has the image of Major
Eugene Rawson who died of wounds received in 1864 at Old Town Creek,
Mississippi. The 72nd was present at the Battles of; Shiloh, Corinth, Vicksburg,
Memphis, Nashville, Spanish Fort among others. Ribbon is solid.
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73RD NEW YORK INFANTRY - ARMY OF THE POTOMAC -
Letter written on February 25, 1863 by Patrick Quin(n) believed to
be of the 72nd. Doing research, he mentions in the letter an M.
McCollough and the only regiment where the two names are
common and the unit was in the Army of the Potomac on that date
was the 72nd NYI. Transcription of the letter is on the 'Additional
Images' link. He writes about picket duty, 18" of snow, personal
things and the battles in the past where he had men fall on both
sides of him. Awkwardly written at times but legible. Letter has some
separations at some folds but fairly well intact.
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EARLY STEREO VIEW - GETTYSBURG - SOLDIER'S
NATIONAL MONUMENT (CEMETERY)
- Image taken by
H. Frank Biddle, Shippensburg, Pa. of the Soldier's
National Monument in the Gettysburg National Cemetery.
This monument, dedicated in 1869 was very close to where
Lincoln was standing during the dedication of the cemetery.
Card in good condition.
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POSSIBLE CONFEDERATE ASSOCIATED
TELESCOPE - SPENCER & BROWNING
- Single pull
telescope (approx. 20 1/2" when closed, approx. 35"
extended and approx. 2 3/8" in diameter on the main
body), marked 'Spencer Browning & Co. / London / Day
or Night'. Spencer, Browning & Co., according to the
Tim Prince book 'The English Connection' was a supplier
of telescopes to the Confederacy. The book states that a
telescope from this maker were found on board the CS
ironclad Albemarle and also one used by Commander
Waddell of the CSS Shenandoah. It goes on to state that
according to Federal prize records, a number of optics by
this company were included in the captured cargos of
attempted blockade runners. The book shows several
examples with different body styles and marking
variations. Brass body has a pleasing patina, optics are
very good.
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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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DELTA, OHIO POST 171 - GAR MEMORIAM BADGE -  Small celluloid pin
with ribbon meant as a memoriam badge for the McQuillin Post 171 which was
a post in northwest Ohio, Fulton County, City of Delta.  Badge has makers ID on
reverse as Sommer Badge Mfg. Co., in Newark, NJ. Badge is in very good
condition.
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CDV - MAINE SOLDIER IN 18TH MASSACHUSETTS INFANTRY -
WOUNDED - 2ND BULL RUN
- Image of Pvt. John H. Keyes, Company F,
18th Mass. Inf. full standing view. Keyes enlisted on April 19, 1861, was
wounded in action on August 30, 1862 during the battle of Second Manassas
(Bull Run). It is nicely ID'd in period ink on reverse as 'John H. Keyes / Co. F  
18th Mass Regt / of / Litchfield, Maine / To - / Howard A. Thayer / Co. B  4th
Maine Regt / of / Brewer, Maine'. Carte has a Philadelphia, Pa.
photographer's back mark. Image has a slightly dark contrast.
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CDV - 2ND MISSOURI CAVALRY - Image of Pvt. Henry M. DeWitt,
Company K, 2nd Missouri Cavalry. Seated view that looks to be watercolored.
This originally came to me as a member of the 6th Mich. Inf., but was a bit
sceptic due to the uniform. Thanks to the tinting, showing a yellow stripe
down the trousers and a yellow band on the kepi, combined with what
definitely looks to be a mounted great coat, there seems to be only one choice
for this soldier and that is the 2nd Missouri Cavalry. There are only 16 Henry
DeWitt's listed in the Union rosters (and one Harry DeWitt - 6th Mich Inf.). Of
those 17 soldiers only one was in a cavalry regiment. ID'd on the reverse in
what appears to be period pencil - at least on the top ID. DeWitt joined the 2nd
Missouri Cav on Sept. 6, 1861 and discharged on Sept. 16, 1864. During that
time the 2nd took part in the battles of Kirksville, MO., Moore's Mills, MO.,
Lexington, MO., Knob Noster, MO., Independence, MO., and Roanoke, MO..
From a foot or two away it looks nice but is a bit blurry close up due to the
tinting.
I-500
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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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M-1841 MISSISSIPPI RIFLE BAYONET ADAPTER - Dug iron bayonet adapter
that was made for the earlier Mississippi rifles that had not yet been made with a
bayonet lug for the saber bayonet. The lug, has a chip which can be seen in
photos. Recovered in Virginia - no specific location known.
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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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1917 MEMORIAL AND DECORATION DAY PROGRAM -  12 page
program for the Memorial and Decoration Day observance held in
Detroit, Michigan on May 30, 1917. Good condition.
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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.
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CDV - GENERAL GEORGE H. THOMAS - Image of Thomas, the 'Rock of
Chickamauga', considered one of the three most influential Union Generals in
the War. Thomas was awarded for bravery during the Mexican War. When
getting transferred to the western theatre he defeated the Confederates at Mill
Springs, KY., participated in the battles of Shiloh, Corinth, Perrysville, Stones
River, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Missionary Ridge and on and on. Carte has
the photographer's back mark of E. & H.T. Anthony and has been slightly
trimmed on the bottom, otherwise in good condition.
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CDV - GENERAL ULYSSES S. GRANT - Fantastic image of Grant, so clear you
can just about count the hairs in his beard. Photographer's back mark of the
Philadelphia Photographic Co. The General lincoln wanted because - he fights.
First in the western theatre and after Vickburg was brought in to command the
Army of the Potomac which eventually culminated in the surrender of the Army
of Northern Virginia. Image is beautiful, the two light marks on the top right
area are in the negative, not flaws in the CDV.
I-506
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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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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.
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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..
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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..
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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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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.
I-521
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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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