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RARE BERDAN'S SHARPSHOOTERS OFFICER'S CUFF RUBBER
BUTTON
- Approx. 15mm+. General pattern GI-94 Officer's Infantry 'I'
cuff button made of rubber. B/M - N.R. Co. / Goodyear's P=T. These were
used strictly by the two regiments of Berdan's U.S. Sharpshooters.
Button shows very minor wear on the high relief points and is in VGC.
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3BN GAR PIN - Approx. 11/16" high x 9/16" wide. Among the
earliest of the GAR pins. Appears to be gold (probably no more than
10K) and enameled in red, white, blue and black. Unfortunately
there are chips in the enamel work but the rarity of these pins can
excuse the issues. There is also a small hole on the lower right side  
and looks to have been for a small chain perhaps to drape something
from the pin itself.
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WAR OF 1812 PERIOD CANTEEN -  - Approx 7" dia x 2
7/8" wide good solid period cheese box style canteen. Is
painted black but the paint under the black is a very light
pastel colored green as can be seen in the photos. the
only marking is a 'T' on the side (perhaps the owner's
initial or perhaps a state such as Tennessee and
Jackson's troops??) There are four leather strap loops
nailed on - all intact. Good early canteen - VGC.
WW1-16
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WWI - 129TH MGB ID BRACELET / NO CHAIN - Approx. 1 1/8"
high X 1 15/16" long. Sterling silver ID bracelet tag without the
chain for Lieutenant R.W. Atkeson - Co. A, 129th Machine Gun
Battalion. Some tarnishing - VGC
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1865 CALIFORNIA MILITARY COMMISSION - Approx 15
7/8" x 19 5/8" rarely seen as they had so few troops in the
military. Dated April 17, 1865 to rank from February 17, 1865
for Captain Stephen Parker in the Sherman Guard, Second
Brigade of the California Militia. This unit was out of San
Francisco. Signed by Governor Frederick F. Low. Retains the
gold seal of the State of California and looks like it had another
that was removed to see the entire document although in that
area it does feel embossed. There is one important drawback
with this document as it has been dry mounted to an old acidic
and brittle board. It was mounted well, if there is such a thing
when they do this, as it has absolutely no wrinkles and looks to
be solidly 100% glued to the board. Edges have been trimmed.
WW1-18
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WWI - 30TH DIVISION PAINTED HELMET WITH ID - Helmet
has painted 30th Division insignia on front, retains headband
liner and chin strap. Also has a painted ID on the underside of
the rim which I can't quite make out but might be easier for
others. The 30th Division was part of the AEF taking part in the
battles of La Selle, St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne. Twelve Medal
of Honors were awarded to their membership.
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PRE-PRINTED SLAVE DOCUMENT - SOUTH CAROLINA
1864
- Approx. 5 5/8" x 8 1/2" South Carolina claim, dated
only 'Columbia, 1864' for the loss of a slave named Allen
for the sum of $1450. compensation to the owner Jesse H.
Hart for the loss of the slave by reason of employment by
authorities of the Confederate Government for the military
fortifications of South Carolina. Very good condition.
GAR - BADGE - 12TH NEW HAMPSHIRE INFANTRY - Badge for the
44th reunion of the 12rd New Hampshire Infantry held at Concord, NH
on September 24, 1909. The 12th took part in the battles of
Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Drewry's Bluff, Cold
Harbor, Petersburg among others. VGC
3RD & 5TH NEW JERSEY - VETERAN'S NJ AWARDED MEDAL -
WIA AT GETTYSBURG
- Approx. 2 1/4" in height - awarded to
Veterans by the State of New Jersey. This one presented to George
W. Trauger - 3rd NJI, Co. E and 5th NJI, Co. A. Trauger was
wounded in the hand on July 2, 1863 at Gettysburg. (CW Database
has his name misspelled as 'Tranger'). Medal does not have his name
on it but it is serial numbered. Included is a letter from the State of
New Jersey stating that this number was indeed awarded to Trauger.
Also included are Trauger's documents from the National Archives.
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TINTYPE - SOLDIER (CAVALRY OR ARTILLERY)
ON HORSEBACK - ARTILLERY BACKROUND
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Approx. 4 7/8" x 7" Between a half and whole plate
tintype. Interesting outdoor view with artillery in
backround. This shot looks to be a close to period copy
(tintypes were a one shot deal, if copies needed to be
made they were placed on a board, etc and another
tintype would have been taken of the original). There
is a bend running right down the middle from top to
bottom but no cracking or flaking as a result and
there are also a few other minor bends. The edge of
the original image and lines from exposure in a frame
can also be seen. You can see where the original had
gilt on the brass of the sword, etc. Good condition.
Lea-70
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DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION MEMBERSHIP
BADGE - 14K GOLD
- Approx. 5" in height. Beautiful badge for the
General John A. Sutter Post in California. Both top pin bar and bottom
drop are marked 14K (middle bar is not). It is engraved on the reverse
of the drop as belonging to Henrietta Horton along with her
membership number. Ribbon good and solid. Very good condition.
CIVIL WAR CARBINE SLING SWIVEL - MARKED U.S. AND MAKER
- Standard US sling swivel, marked on the bottom of the belt roller
"U.S. / T.J. Shepard / E. Gaylord / Chicopee". These signed units are
getting tougher to find. Most are unmarked. Some light pitting on
areas of the metal as can be seen in the photos. Good condition.
INTERESTING AND RARE PATRIOTIC MESS SET -
FORK / SPOON
- Approx. 6 3/8" long on the knife and
5 1/2" long on the fork. Very light duty, I can see why
there may not have been many purchased. The
May-June, 1993 issue of North South Trader shows a
photo of a knife like this one that was dug in Bowling
Green, Ky and ID'd to 3rd Ky Lieutenant. These are
non-dug, Have a flag on each of them and retains
probably about 70% of their original finish. Mess gear
that is out of the ordinary is desirable and this is just
that. I would have questioned the use if there hadn't
been a recovered example. No doubt they were sold by
sutlers. Copy of the NST photo included. Good
condition.
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UNITED STATES CURRENCY - 1779  CC-88 - Approx. 2
13/16" x 3 5/8" $2.00  Note issue date of January 14, 1779,
only 2 1/2 years after the Declaration of Independence. Has
red overprint on graphic and 'UNITED STATES' on left
border. Printed by Hall and Sellers 1779. Fair Condition.
MARYLAND COLONIAL CURRENCY - 1774  MD-62 -
Approx. 2 7/16" x 4 5/8" $2.00  Note issue date of April 10,
1774, only 2 years before the Declaration of Independence.
Signed by Eddis & Clapham. Printed by A.C. and F. Green.
Fair Condition.
SAGINAW (MI) CITY BANK - 1837 -  $10.00  Note issue
date of December 26, 1837, shows a side wheeled steam
boat scene. Several small pin sized holes. Good Condition.
L-71
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CONFEDERATE LETTER & COVER - TRYING TO CLEAR A
DISTRUST FROM A SENIOR  OFFICER
 - One page letter with
cover from a Capt. E.W. Morse of Col. Claiborne's Regiment to Col.
Seaborn Jones of Phillip's Georgia Legion. Dated August 10, 1862
from Camp French. Morse lets Jones know that a letter to him has
been received and he feels that Jones is not treating him with the
respect he feels he deserves and as soon as Col. Claiborne returns
he will ask for leave for the purpose of traveling to Georgia,
attempting to straighten out any misunderstandings. The postmark
on the cover looks like an N.O. but believe it is N.C.. Records and
names as they are, I believe from the research I have done that the
regiment Morse is from is the 7th CS Cavalry under command of
Col. W.C. Claiborne camped at Camp French (which I found a Camp
French which was located behind Fort French south of Wilmington,
NC which is also south of Wilson, NC). There is a possibility
Claiborne's regiment may have been in Louisiana (as there is a
Wilson, La. close by). Morse only shows up as an Assistant Surgeon
in the CS Army. Good Condition.
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M-1840 NCO SWORD - IDENTIFIED & INSCRIBED - 12TH NEW YORK
STATE MILITIA
 - Very nice looking Ames NCO sword dated 1860. Inscribed
on the clamshell "SERGT. THOMAS HOUSTON / CO. F / 12 REG NYSM
1861". Inscription does have some scratching over it done long ago but still
very legible and rich patina covers all - some areas with a reddish and some
areas with a brownish coloring. Felt washer still intact, leather scabbard very
solid and sound with no separation on seam and no creases. Brass on drag has
several dents. Overall a nice looking sword. The 12th NYSM was a busy 3
month regiment and Thomas Houston is listed in the rosters. They sailed
from New York City to Fortress Monroe, Va. on April 21, 1861 arriving on
April 23. Later the regiment moved to Annapolis and Washington, D.C.. They
were assigned to General Mansfield's command, mustering in on May 2. They
advanced into Virginia on May 23 and occupied Arlington Heights, Va on May
24. They were ordered to join General Patterson's Army and did so on July 6.
They took part in a skirmish near Martinsburg on July 12 and near Bunker
Hill on July 15. They were mustered out in New York City on August 5, 1861
with the expiration of their term of service. There may also be ties to the 8th
NYHA and / or the 186th NYI but can't confirm this. Very Good Condition.
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BEST GAR REUNION PHOTO I'VE HAD - 140TH
PENNSYLVANIA INFANTRY - 1911
- Approx. 11" x 13
7/8" mount. Titled 'Survivors of the 140th Pa. Vol.', this
photo was taken at the residence of J.B. Johnson in
Canonsburg, Pa on Sept. 12, 1911. It shows flags,
banners with battle honors, a banner in memory of Col.
Richard P. Roberts and the fallen heroes (Roberts was
killed on July 2 at Gettysburg), a soldier's memorial - all
kinds of things going on. The banner shows the battles of
Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Bristoe Station, Mine Run,
Wilderness, Todd's tavern, Spotsylvania, North Anna,
Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Appomattox and more. A bit
soiled and mount has been trimmed but a great shot!
NICE GAR POST PHOTO - POST 31 - TIFFIN, OHIO -
Approx. 10" x 14" mount. Photo shows 11 members of
the Leander Stem Post 31. Leander Stem was Colonel of
the 101st OVI (killed at Stone's River). The post banner
can be read (with a little help). Interesting that a wreath
surrounding the photo of who I suppose is Stem, has
been colored in pink (several flowers only). Nice view,
some soiling  and corner chips on the mount.
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ID'd GROUPING OF SGT. BENJAMIN F. BLATCHFORD
- 50th MASSACHUSETTS INF. & 2nd MASSACHUSETTS
HEAVY ARTILLERY
- Fantastic patriotic housewife,
19th corps badge and diary. Housewife has name and
50th MA ID sewn into the cover and a nice flag pocket
that holds some rubber buttons and needles. The 19th
Corps badge (looks to be post-War) does not have his
name on it but does have the regiment and Department
of the Gulf stamped in. Has a Boston maker's name on
the back of the pinbar. The diary is an 1864 diary when
Blatchford was in the 2nd MA Heavy Artillery. His name
and regiment is in the front of the diary and someone
else's is in the back. I would guess at this maybe being
10% filled in as far as entries. Most of the diary is empty
(as seen in the final photo). He does write and mention
the battles or actions at: Laurel Hill, Petersburg, Cox
Bridge, Wilmington, bombardment of Fort Fisher as well
as the execution of a deserter by firing squad. He only
gives the bare minimum for information when he writes.
Most is in period ink. Nice small grouping of a
Massachusetts soldier.
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HISTORY OF THE 10th MICHIGAN CAVALRY - by Luther S.
Trowbridge - late Colonel of the regiment. 67 pages. Detroit, 1905.
This is a very tough regimental to obtain. Short, sweet and very well
done also if you're looking for photos of the officers, showing 98
members of the regiment and one reunion photograph along with a
fold out map. Presented by a member of the 10th Cav., Charles E.
Souie. Binding is tight, minor scuffing on cover.
CONFEDERATE BOWIE- Approx. 17 5/8" overall length
with an approx. 12 3/4" blade which is approx. 1 1/2" in
height and a bit over 1/4" thick at the guard. Original
handle, by the peened tang doesn't look as though it was
ever apart - sturdy guard. Hard to tell but looks like the
blade may have been constructed from a file. Grip is very
tight to the blade.
The one issue with this is that it appears
long ago the blade was sharpened and dulled at the point but
also priced to suit.
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1913 GETTYSBURG 50th ANNIVERSARY PHOTO -
CS AND US VETERANS - TIPTON
- Approx. 10" x 12"
mount. Nice outdoor shot of 3 Confederate Vets and 3
Union Vets, looks like with their sons. All 3 CS Vets
wearing the Southern Cross of Honor and one of them
wears a 1913 Gettysburg Virginia Vets badge along
with a CS Battery badge. There is one U.S. Zouave in
the group. All 3 US Vets wearing some sort of GAR
badge with one wearing the New York Gettysburg 1913
badge. Tipton photographers stamp on reverse. Pretty
clean image with a small stain on the lower right side
of mount.
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TWICE SIGNED DOCUMENT - FONTAINE BECKHAM
- MAYOR OF HARPERS FERRY, VA - KILLED BY
JOHN BROWN IN 1859 RAID
- Approx. 6" x 7 1/2"
Jefferson County legal document dated May 13, 1847
which has 2 signatures of future Harper's Ferry Mayor
Fontaine Beckham. Beckham was one of four civilians
killed during John Brown's raid on the Harper's Ferry
Arsenal in 1859. Many consider this action by John
Brown as one of the stimulants of the Civil War to
come. Document is in good condition.
AU-63
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7th PENNSYLVANIA CAVALRY DIARY AND 39th PA INF
DOCUMENT GROUPING - THOMAS RAY
- Diary is 1865,
written mostly in ink (actually looks as though he wrote it
very lightly in pencil then when he had the time copied over it
in period ink) - very legible. Every day from January 1 till mid
September has an entry, after September it is basically empty
except for several 'extra' entries such as one shown in the
photos. All troop movements, camps, etc., a perfect diary for a
relic hunter to use to locate camps. Mentions small
skirmishes and battles around Selma, Ala., a Michigan
Cavalry in his Brigade that Captured Jeff Davis, the end of
the War, Johnston's surrender, etc.. Strangely enough he
doesn't mention Lincoln's assassination. He makes one
comment in late April about receiving news of no importance
which makes me wonder if he was no fan of Lincoln. The
other paperwork has to do with Ray when he was in the 39th
Pennsylvania Infantry (a regiment specially raised to defend
against Lee's invasion in June of 1863. Ray was a Captain in
the 39th and the documents contain his signature. One small
portion of a Muster In Roll, a complete Muster Out Roll with
signatures of more than 50 members of that company
(somewhat ragged) and Ray's muster out paperwork.
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MINNESOTA BRACKETT'S CAVALRY -  CDV of Captain Erwin Y.
Shelley, Company C of Brackett's Cavalry Battalion (AKA Minnesota
Light Cavalry later fighting in with the Curtis Horse and later 5th
Iowa Cav). CDV has St. Paul, Minn. backmark. Image is identified in
the Civil War Research data Base. Shelley enlisted in St. Paul on
Nov. 4, 1861 and discharged on March 24, 1865. This unit participated
in the battles of Fort Donelson, siege of Corinth, Fort Henry, KY,
Lockridge Mills and later fought Indians in the Dakota Territory
where Shelley was mentioned in the battle reports for his actions.
Clipped corners and some minor soiling otherwise GC. Minnesota
CDV's getting harder to come by.
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SOLDIER'S HAND CARVED BONE RING - 13th MICH ?? -
Carved bone ring usually made by soldiers to pass the time in
camp or as prisoners of war. This ring has the initials L.Y.C.,
with a 13 on one side and what appears to be a 'Co H' on the
other. A tag that accompanied the ring stated that it was
found in Louisville, Ky. I went through the rosters of every
13th regiment in both the Union and Confederate armies and
checked for those soldier's with the known initials of L.Y.C.,
and found only one, L.Y. Cady of the 13th Michigan Infantry,
a unit that did muster out in Louisville, Ky. The only part that
does not match is the company. The roster states that Cady
was in Co. B., the ring looks to be Co. H. The records do not
state if Cady transferred for a period of time to Co. H so of
course there is speculation that the ring could not be his. This
is the closest I could come. Could be a nice research project.
M-183
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SOLDIER'S HAND CARVED BONE RING - Carved bone ring
usually made by soldiers to pass the time in camp or as
prisoners of war. This ring has the initials W.U.S., with a
heart carved on both sides. Not sure if this could be meant for
the corps badge of the 23rd Army Corps or just meant as a
romantic gesture.
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75th NEW YORK INFANTRY GROUPING - KIA AT
PORT HUDSON, LA
- Group belonging to 2nd Lt.
Luther T. Hutchinson of the 75th New York
Infantry. He enlisted on Sept. 17, 1861 and was
killed in action at Port Hudson, La. on June 14,
1863. Group consists of his officer's sash, epaulettes,
an 1861 diary, historical 1862 War Map, pocket
knife, patent vista lights container, thimble and a
pewter traveling inkwell by a Boston Maker. The box
with this group has old ink writing that states: "This
sash was on my uncle Luther T. Hutchinson when he
was killed in battle June 14, 1863 at Port Hudson,
La. / Francis W. Foster". There is also an addition in
old pencil that states: "Also Buckle and Epulets".
The buckle was not in the group, somehow getting
lost in the last 150 years but in the box were these
other items. The sash is in very decent condition,
has had several repairs but good and solid - some
staining. The epaulettes are in very nice condition
though one of them has a loose piece of silk on the
underside. The 1861 diary only has 16 days of entries
in April and May, 1861. The rest is pretty much
empty. Written in pencil he writes about the talk of
War, troops leaving for battle, Rebels nearing
Washington and how he almost enlisted. There is
also the entry of his death in the back. An 1862 War
Map, many soldiers as well as family members at
home bought these to follow the battles during the
War. The last battle covered is Perryville and the
entire map is present but some separation at folds.
The pocket knife is a period Union Knife Co.
Naugatuck marked, well used and sharpened many
times during the period, there is an old piece of tape
with old ink which ID's it to Luther. The thimble,
traveling inkwell and vista lights container round
out the group.
M-185
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M-1851 RECTANGULAR SWORD BELT PLATE WITH
INITIALS ON REVERSE
- Dug M-1851 eagle sword belt plate
with applied German silver wreath. Recovery sight unknown.
Plate has owner's initials of "T.I.P." stamped in reverse side
of plate - unknown. Small bend in the belt keeper side but
otherwise nice.
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U.S. EAGLE GENERAL SERVICE COAT BUTTON WITH
UNIFORM CLOTH STILL ATTACHED
- Dug eagle coat
button with a section of the uniform still attached. Recovery
sight unknown. Cloth is in a fragile state as you could imagine
and one small piece is detached. Cloth is a brown color at this
stage.
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1838 HARD TIMES ANTI-SLAVERY TOKEN - Approx. 1 1/16"
dia., made of copper. Coin shows a woman slave in a kneeling
pose with the motto: "Am I Not a Woman & a Sister / 1838".
The opposite side has a wreath with "Liberty / 1838" and
"United States of America". Shows wear on high relief areas.
These coins have been reproduced but are easily spotted due
to the poor quality. This is the real deal.
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1863 CIVIL WAR ANTI SLAVERY TOKEN - Approx. the size
of a penny, made of copper. Coin shows a bust view of Liberty
with the motto: "Liberty and No Slavery / 1863". The opposite
side shows a shield, two flags and a Liberty Cap. Shows much
wear and pitting.
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CIVIL WAR KENDALLVILLE, INDIANA STORE CARD R-8
- Approx. the size of a penny, made of copper. These were
used for local money and as advertising tools during the War
as people were hoarding hard money and especially pennies
were in demand. This has a rarity value of R-8 (out of 10) and
is in very good condition. It advertises for W.S. Thomas -
Dealer in Dry Goods & Groceries located in Kendallville,
Indiana.
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1863 CIVIL WAR TOLEDO, OHIO STORE CARD R-3 -
Approx. the size of a penny, made of copper. These were used
for local money and as advertising tools during the War as
people were hoarding hard money and especially pennies were
in demand. This has a rarity value of R-3 (out of 10) and in
good condition showing wear on high relief areas. Has two die
errors. It advertises for C.P. Curtis - Auction & Commission
Merchant located at 157 Summit Street in Toledo, Ohio.
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1861 CIVIL WAR AURORA, ILLINOIS STORE CARD R-3 -
Approx. the size of a penny, made of copper. These were used
for local money and as advertising tools during the War as
people were hoarding hard money and especially pennies were
in demand. This has a rarity value of R-3 (out of 10) and in
good condition showing wear on high relief areas. It advertises
for Ira H. Fitch - Dealer in Leather, Harness, Etc., located on
Broadway Street in Aurora, Illinois.
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UNITED SPANISH WAR VETERANS REUNION BADGE - DEPT OF
KANSAS - 1935
- Approx. 4" in height, badge appears to be more of an
over sized lapel mounted badge for a 28th Annual Encampment for the
Department of Kansas, held in Hutchinson, Kansas on May 12-14, 1935.
Badge is in good condition.
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GAR NATIONAL OFFICER'S MEMBERSHIP BADGE - STAR
NUMBERED
- Past National Officer (with rank bar on ribbon) with
silver oak leaves denoting the office of Assistant Inspector General
Badge is in very good condition.
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UCV REUNION BADGE - RICHMOND, VA. 1922 - Badge for the 32nd
Reunion of the United Confederate Veterans held in Richmond, Va. in
June of 1922. Pin is missing on the pin bar and a few very small chips
on enameling.
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UDC GOLD PIN- Approx. 5/8" Dia. United Daughters of the
Confederacy pin. Top section made and marked as 10K gold, beautiful
enameled first national Confederate flag with UDC and 61-65 in ribbon.
Very good condition.
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GETTYSBURG 50TH ANNIVERSARY SOUVENIR BADGE - 1913-
Approx. 1 5/8" wide x 2 1/4" high badge with "SOUVENIR" on the pin
bar and on the cross within the wreath "50th ANNIVERSARY / BATTLE
OF GETTYSBURG / 1913". Very good condition.
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21ST MICHIGAN INFANTRY CAPTAIN'S COMMISSION -
ARTHUR C. PRINCE
- Very nice commission with Michigan
State Seal intact, signed by Governor Austin Blair for Capt.
Arthur C. Prince, dated September 11, 1863. Prince enlisted
into Co. E of the 21st on August 12, 1862 as Sergeant and rose
through the ranks to Captain and was given a Brevet Major's
commission in 1865.He mustered out on June 8, 1865. The
21st michigan was involved in the battles of Perryville,
Lavergne, Stewart's Creek, Stone River, Tullahoma, Elk
River, Chickamauga, Chattanooga and battles on Sherman's
March to the Sea and through the Carolinas. A few small
separations at edges of the folds but otherwise in VGC.
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GAR LAPEL PIN FOR THE J.B. BRAINARD POST IN EATON
RAPIDS, MICHIGAN
- Approx. 3/4" in diameter, pin is for
the GAR Citizen's Corps for the Brainard Post. The building
that housed this post has been purchased and now houses the
Michigan GAR Museum. VGC
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C-1860 SHEFFIELD CLIP POINT BOWIE WITH
INSCRIPTION - MANSON
- Nice Sheffield Bowie
knife made by Manson with the etched blade of
'OK' and 'AND SUBMIT TO NOTHING THAT IS
WRONG'. There is a part of the etching before this
which is often worn off quickly as it is on this knife.
A small portion of it can be made out but only a few
letters. The phrase should start with 'Americans
Ask For Nothing But What Is Right' - this is the
invisible part. Blade is approx. 6 1/2" in length and
overall of approx. 11 1/2". It has a fancy pressed
cast German Silver handle (as is the hardware of
the scabbard). Blade is clean but does have some
light pitting on the point as can be seen in photos.
Scabbard is very solid but missing the frog button.
Overall a very nice looking clip point bowie.
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SOUTH CAROLINA PALMETTO SECESSION BADGE - These aren't
seen often and when they are they mainly consist of a cockade with a
button or palmetto frond attachment. This is a very large badge made
of woven palmetto fronds and has a second Confederate National Flag
incorporated into the cockade - also made of a palmetto frond.
Storage of the badge has pretty much limited the option of extending
this as it was meant to be worn. If it was fully extended it would be
27" in overall length and the cockade is approx. 2 3/4" in diameter.
There are two red and one white ribbons attached to the cockade and
red ribbons tying the tossles. The woven palmetto chain has several
places where it has broken or come loose but not to the point of
complete separation. A truly incredible piece which has survived  
approx. 153 years.
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UNITED CONFEDERATE VETERAN HAT BADGE - Hat badge,
somewhat tarnished with soldered brass pegs and the soldered
'CV' which looks like it may have been repaired.
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VMM - MAINE PLATE - BATTLEFIELD RECOVERED - In
two pieces and missing 95% of the lead on the back of the
plate - just a small blob left. Plate has extensive damage and
distortion as can be seen. Recovery site unknown. Fragile
item.
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GEORGIA STATE SEAL BUTTON - Battlefield recovered button.
Horstmann is visible but I can't tell much more beyond that. Back
of button has been caved in at the shank. Recovery site unknown.
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SPAN-AM WAR & PHILIPPINE CAMPAIGN PARTICIPANT'S
MEDAL - STATE OF MICHIGAN
- Very desirable medal from the
State of Michigan, mostly seen without the ribbon and pin bar. The
medal is un-named as many were. Medal was designed by V.D.
Brenner, who as coin collectors may recognize, designed the Lincoln
penny. The medal and pin bar are in very good condition. The ribbon
has a small frayed spot on the edge of a crease on the ribbon - still
very solid.
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STEREO VIEW - REBEL CIGAR STEAMER - Photographed
and published by Bell & Bro. in Washington, DC. These
radically designed ships were designed by the Winan's family,
from Baltimore who moved to the South when war broke out.
The boats were never really successful and only six were built.
In the photo the boat is tied up next to a monitor of the US
Navy. The card is soiled and stained as can be seen in the
photos, the image is relatively good and clear.
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I-360
STEREO VIEW - DEAD REBEL SOLDIER AT PETERSBURG -
published by E. & H.T. Anthony - New York. The description
on the reverse side of the card did not scan well, it is very
legible and states: 'A dead Rebel Soldier, barefooted, killed by
a shell, which tore his side out. The entrails are protruding
from his side. This view was taken in the trenches before
Petersburgh, Va. April 2d, 1865 and shows a foot passage halt
way up the side'. The card is soiled and waterstained as can be
seen in the photos, the image is somewhat blurred along the
bottom (due to the water damage) and is not very sharp on the
image in general but rarely seen death shot.
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I-361
STEREO VIEW - IMPROVISED DINNER TABLE IN THE
FIELD
- Rare Views - Army of the Potomac published by E. &
H.T. Anthony - New York. View shows soldiers around a make
shift table with all the fixins. Speculation that these are band
members as there are two drums and a musician's sword in a
tree behind the table. A flag which looks to be a 35 star
medallion pattern also hangs from the tree behind. The card is
soiled and waterstained as can be seen in the photos, the
image is somewhat blurred along the bottom (due to the water
damage) but is relatively sharp when looking with a glass on
the rest of the image.
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CIVIL WAR VETERAN'S 8TH CORPS BADGE - Post War badge made
from stamped German silver for the Veterans. Enameled with red in
center designating the First Division of the 8th Corps. The Eighth
Army Corps was in defense of Washington, D.C. and also in the Army
of West Virginia. This
is the badge used for and shown on page 153 in
the Civil War Corps Badge Book by Stanley Phillips. VGC
GAR REUNION RIBBON - 15TH NEW YORK CAVALRY - Ribbon for
the 24th reunion of the 15th New York Cavalry held in Syracuse, NY on
August 9-10, 1911. The 15th was active in the Virginia and Maryland
regions and was at Appomattox for the surrender of Lee. Attractive
ribbon is in VGC with a few stains and has pin holes from being worn.
GAR REUNION RIBBON - 1OTH MICHIGAN INFANTRY - Ribbon for
the 24th reunion of the 10th Michigan Infantry held in Bay City, Mi on
August 20, 1896. The 10th was active in the Western Theater, Sherman's
March to the Sea and especially in and around the Atlanta area. Ribbon
mentions 14th Corps (1st Brigade, 2nd Division. Ribbon is in GC with
stains but is solid.
1862 BOOKLET - 'HOW A FREE PEOPLE CONDUCT A LONG
WAR'
- by Charles J. Stille - 1862 Philadelphia - wraps 39 pgs.
Based on English history and has more to do with English history
than the Civil War here in America. VGC
WORLD WAR ONE PERIOD MESS KNIFE - CAMILLUS - This
is considered a 1917 edition mess knife by Camillus in New
York. They were first distributed during Christmas of 1917 to
the troops in Europe. Well made (as Camillus is known for).
Blade is in very nice condition, spoon is in a used condition, wood
is VG. Spring pressure for both knife and spoon is VG.
M-188
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CIVIL WAR VETERAN'S 9TH CORPS BADGE - Post War badge made
from stamped German silver for the Veterans. Shield with anchor and
cannon tube punched in. The Ninth Army Corps was everywhere, the
Army of the Potomac, Department of Virginia, Ohio, Tennessee. Army
of the Ohio. It took part in many of the major battles in the Eastern
Theater - 2nd Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, as
well as Vicksburg, Knoxville and many more. As with M-187, this
is the
badge used for
and shown on page 153 in the Civil War Corps Badge
Book by Stanley Phillips. VGC
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BOOK - SLAVERY A CENTURY AGO - by Anthony Benezet and John
Wesley   1858 Philadelphia - 138 pgs. (approx 4" x 6") Deals with the
thoughts on slavery in the 1700's based on the writings of the two
authors based mainly on the trade of Great Britain and the colonies as
well as America itself. Tight binding - some scuffs and scrapes.
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MANN PATENT CARBINE CARTRIDGE BOX - Designed
by Col. W.D. Mann of the 7th Michigan Cavalry these
cartridge boxes were not made until 1864 and in low
numbers but were praised by many in the service. The
extra strap was meant to distribute the weight of the box
more evenly. There were some that cut the strap off also
as was done with this box. The flap tab is torn but intact
and the insert is still present. Solid box. and not always
available.
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CONFEDERATE - 55TH GEORGIA INFANTRY ID'd TIN DRUM
CANTEEN
- Genuine Confederate Tin Drum Canteen belonging to
Capt. John P. Allen. Scratched into the side, barely visible unless
you're looking for it and with all the patina in the scratches, it
reads: "Capt Jno P Allen    55th Geo Regt    Randolph County
Geo     May 16". Once I found this and figured what it read I went
to the rosters of the 55th to confirm and there he was, just as
listed. In the 'Additional Images' there are many photos showing
the etching - trying to catch the best light for the photograph. I
don't know the significance of the date, I couldn't see a year. Allen
was present at Gettysburg and was Captured on September 9, 1863
(just two months after Gettysburg) at Cumberland Gap,
Tennessee. No doubt he had this with him at Gettysburg and had
carried it with him through the War and probably as a POW. Mike
O'Donnell just photographed this canteen earlier this month and is
planning on placing it in the new Canteen Book he is revising.
Canteen has dents and a few small holes as shown in the photos.
M-188
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CIVIL WAR VETERAN'S 9TH CORPS BADGE - Post War badge made
from stamped German silver for the Veterans. Shield with anchor and
cannon tube punched in. The Ninth Army Corps was everywhere, the
Army of the Potomac, Department of Virginia, Ohio, Tennessee. Army
of the Ohio. It took part in many of the major battles in the Eastern
Theater - 2nd Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, as
well as Vicksburg, Knoxville and many more. As with M-187, this
is the
badge used for
and shown on page 153 in the Civil War Corps Badge
Book by Stanley Phillips. VGC
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CAP BOX - H. HEAD - QUINCY, ILLINOIS - Well used cap box by one
of the harder to find contractors, H. Head of Quincy, Illinois. Still
retains some of the wool inside but does not have the pick. The inside
flap has a good legible contractor's stamp but the finish is cracked a bit
and a bit fragile on the hinge. The rest of the box shows good wear
from use but is solid. One belt loop has less wear than the other but
looks to be all original.
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2ND NEW YORK VETERAN CAVALRY LEATHER RIG -
Sword belt with eagle plate, carbine cartridge box and cap box
belonging to Alonzo P. Slocum of the 2nd NY Veteran
Cavalry. ID'd with a nice period tag in period ink that was
inside the cartridge box. Everything in this rig is far from
excellent but it is ID'd. Belt is well worn, eagle plate has had a
good portion of the German silver wreath knocked off. The
same bench mark of 110 is on both the plate and keeper. The
tag is in two pieces but clearly legible. The cap box is well
worn with most of the leather finish worn off especially on the
flap. All that can be seen of the maker's stamp is 'New York'.
The flap latch is ripped off as is one of the belt loops. The
cartridge box is also very well worn, most of the finish is off
the outer flap and a good amount on the rest of the box. One
belt loop is broken and the flap latch is torn off. Both roller
buckles are intact and the wood cartridge insert is present.
The manufacturer's stamp of J.E. Condict of New York is
clearly visible and by this stamp it appears the cap box is from
the same. Both boxes are actively flaking. Slocum was in the
2nd NY Vet Cav from pretty much the start, Dec., 1863 but
his muster out date is not known. The 2nd NY Veteran Cav
spent it's time in the Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama
areas.
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PISTOL POWDER FLASK - GOODYEAR GUTTA PERCHA 1851 - Nice
gutta percha (hard rubber) pistol powder flask made by the Goodyear
Company in the mid-1800's. Approx 4 3/4" in height, these had, as one
would expect a lower survival rate than metal flasks. In 1851 Goodyear
began making all kinds of items out of hard rubber and flasks were
included. It is marked (very lightly) GOODYEAR'S PATENT MAY 6,
185(1). Very good condition.
M-1842 H. ASTON SINGLE SHOT PISTOL - DATED
1850
- .54 cal. smoothbore, marked on lockplate 'US'
and 'H. ASTON' and behind the hammer 'MIDDTN
CONN 1850'. Barrel is marked with the 'US' and 'JH'
& 'P' inspector's marks. Cartouche on the stock no
longer visible. Metal has a few minor light rough
areas but not bad, brass all good. Stock has a small
crack on the right side starting at the breech and
under the sideplate. Overall a good sound M-1842
which are considered among the more attractive
martial weapons made.  
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STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA - 1863 -  $1.00  Note issue
date of January 1, 1863, shows Commerce and Industry
holding the numeral '1'. Some expected staining. Fair
Condition.
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CITY OF FREDERICKSBURG (VA) - 1861 -  $2.00  Note
issue date of November 1, 1861, shows railroad scene in
center and maid on the right. Printed by Boyer & Ludwig,
Baltimore. Some expected staining. Fair Condition.
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DOWLING'S EDITION OF HARDEE'S RIFLE AND INFANTRY
TACTICS MANUAL - 1862 - WRAPS
- 152 pgs., New York, 1862 -
Colorful cover edition showing a zouave painting the title on a wall
with the assistance of two other soldiers. Soft cover wraps (all
present) which is quite remarkable considering the use that it
appears to have had. It is entirely intact but well worn, is stained as
can be seen in the photos, and has many dog-eared pages. I have
owned many manuals, none like this edition. Great piece for a camp
or personal effects display.
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NICE GAR CANE WITH CANNON BARREL GRIP -  
Beyond a doubt the best generic style GAR cane I've
owned. Not the typical 'walking stick' cane normally seen.
Approx. 35" in length and over 5/8" in diameter - a good
sturdy piece of what looks like ebony. Grip is a heavy piece
of cast metal in the shape of a cannon tube and shows the
GAR membership badge with crossed rifles, swords and an
anchor, with 'GAR' and '1861 & 1865'. Looks as though in
places there may have been a goldine finish on the grip.
The bottom tip still retains this or may be a replacement
but fits the wood perfectly so believe it is original to the
piece. Very good condition.
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CAVALRY CARBINE SLING HARDWARE - DUG -  All three
metal segments of the cavalry carbine sling recovered from same
location. The carbine sling swivel, the buckle and the tip of the belt
commonly referred to as the 'bat wing'. Recovered from Virginia is
about all I can give for location. Nice grouping.
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CDV OF CAVALRY BUGLER - POSSIBLE ID -  This image was
originally offered with a very similar bugle but the buyer only wanted
the bugle itself so I offer the CDV as a separate lot. The soldier is
holding the bugle in one hand and his cavalry sword in the other.
There is a very faint name on the reverse which I have boxed in
pencil - appears to be a Jas (James) for the first name and the last
name I had trouble with. Would be a good research project. The carte
is worn as can be seen and soft corners but the subject matter is
pretty decent.
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CDV OF GENERAL WINFIELD SCOTT -  Scott was one of this
country's greatest soldiers. He fought in the War of 1812 and was
badly wounded at Lundy's Lane (Niagara Falls, Ont.), was
Commander-in-Chief of the US Army in 1841 and in the Mexican
War. He was the Whig nominee for President in 1852 but defeated by
Franklin Pierce. Overall Commander of the Army at the outbreak of
the Civil War it was he that came up with the Anaconda Plan
strategy for the Union. He retired from the army in late 1861 and
died in 1866 at West Point. Backmark is Anthony but is partially
scratched off. There is a piece of tape across the top of the reverse
side from a framed mounting. Carte is in good condition.
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DECK OF PERIOD MINIATURE PLAYING CARDS -  Full
deck of 52 cards, each measuring approx. 1.3" x 1.7". All of
the high face cards are watercolored, the reverse are all dark
brown. No box - all are loose and in very good condition.
Probably date c-1850. Favorite camp activity for the soldiers.
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CAVALRY CARBINE BOOT -  Leather boot with strap & buckle,
these were mounted to the saddle with the strap and the carbine
barrel would be placed through it to keep the gun in place while
riding. Unmarked and in very good condition.
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28TH NEW YORK INFANTRY -  GAR reunion ribbon for the 28th New
York Infantry held in Olcott, NY on May 22, 1906. Ribbon is in very
good condition. 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 Medina, NY on May 22, 1908. Ribbon is in good condition
but has a tear on the lower right about 1" from the bottom. 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 -  Approx. 6" x 13 1/4" heavy paper
GAR 1893 reunion insert for the 28th New York Infantry. This is
an insert that came with the 1893 reunion invitation and is in good
condition with some age toning as can be seen in the photos. It
also shows the battle flag of the 28th with the battle honors. The
28th fought in the battles of Winchester, Cedar Mountain,
Groveton, 2nd Bull Run, Antietam and Chancellorsville.
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1895 TEXAS A&M CADET 'BEST DRILLED MAN' BADGE -  Nice
badge showing the Texas Star in the middle of crossed rifles with
'A&M. C', 'Best Drilled Man' and the year '1895'. Pin on reverse
has been broken but remains show it is a 'T' bar pin of the period.
Main part of the badge is two piece construction. Badge has a bit of
a bow in it which probably happened the same time the pin broke.
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28TH NEW YORK INFANTRY -  GAR reunion ribbon for the 28th New
York Infantry held in Lockport, NY on May 22, 1909. Ribbon has an eagle
pin bar is in good condition but has a stain over the year. Ribbon
manufacturer's tag on reverse - Steiner - St. Louis. The 28th fought in
the battles of Winchester, Cedar Mountain, Groveton, 2nd Bull Run,
Antietam and Chancellorsville.
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12th CONNECTICUT INFANTRY -  GAR reunion ribbon for the 12th
Connecticut Infantry held in Middletown, Ct. on October 20, 1890. Ribbon
is in good condition but does have some staining on bottom as can be seen
in photos. Battle honors are also on the ribbon. The 12th fought in the
battles of Georgia Landing, La., Pattersonville, La., Bisland, La., Port
Hudson, La., Winchester, Va., Fisher's Hill, Va. and Cedar Creek, Va.
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ORIGINAL 1868 GENERAL ORDERS FOR MEMORIAL DAY  -  5
3/8" X 8 3/8" General Orders Sheet dated May 5, 1868 from
General John A. Logan - Commander of the GAR designating the
30th of May as a day of remembrance and for it to be continued on
a yearly basis. Paper has a bit of age toning on the left side,
otherwise in very good condition. Great piece of memorabilia for
the very first Memorial Day.
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151st NEW YORK INFANTRY - GETTYSBURG MANEUVERING   
- letter dated June 28, 1863 Maryland Heights (Harpers Ferry)
from Zephram Larvier to his wife. Mentions building fortifications
on the Heights, mounting heavy guns. Have given up all ideas of
being attacked. Expecting a heavy battle to come off soon - Rebs
are on the old Antietam battleground and he expects a heavy
battle to come soon. Mentions supposed to go to Williamsport to
destroy a Reb pontoon bridge. Excellent Letter - peiod ink and vgc.
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GREAT 1856 LETTER PREDICTING THE ELECTION AND THE
WAR
-  dated August 8, 1856 from John C. Nelson to a Captain.
He writes: "...You may set down for sure for Buchanan every
Southern State, making 120 electoral votes, and with Penn. and
California he will have just enough to elect him 149, but I predict
in less than two years we are (to) have Civil War, which will last
ten years. Slavery is to be legalized in every free(?) state by a
decision of the Supreme Court in the care of Passamore
Williamson (?) and then look out for music - the North won't
submit - so get your "bayonet" ready - you must fight . . ". Great
letter, period ink and in vgc.
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34th NEW YORK INFANTRY - DESCRIBES THE BATTLE OF
FREDERICKSBURG WITH SOME GRAPHIC DETAIL
 -  Dated
December 17, 1862 - Camped near Fredericksburg, Va., written by
Frank Bailey, Co. F, 34th New York Inf. to his brother and sister.
Click on 'Additional Images' for more transcribed excerpts.
Mentions their 'Dead Beat' Major who tried to get out of the fight,
how he himself has "sailed around under the enemy's shells and
bullets for five days but the shell have killed men so near me that
their brains flew in my face". He writes about another soldier by
name who had his leg blown off at the knee by a shell,
bombardment of the city and the devastation. Excellent letter -
not often seen with this much graphic detail. Has cover, written in
period ink.
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1863 MANUAL - INFORMATION ON MUSTERING OFFICERS
AND OTHERS OF KINDRED DUTIES
 -  4 1/2" X 7" - Washington
1863 - 55 pgs - wraps. Instructional booklet for the title  
mentioned. Complete with fold out forms this is one of the
manuals rarely seen. The nature of a soft covered manual
surviving this long is rare and this one is in extremely nice
condition. One stain on the back cover going into several pages in
the back (see photos) and one minor corner chip on front cover.
Other than that, hard to believe the condition.
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CDV - 13th MICHIGAN INFANTRY -  Image of Van Renselaer
Germond Co. H, 13th Michigan Inf. Germond mustered in Aug. 30,
1864 and mustered out June 8, 1865. During that period the 13th was
at Lookout Mountain constructing military hospitals, was in pursuit
of Forrest in Northern Alabama, Sherman's March to the Sea,
actions at Dalton and Savannah, the Carolina campaign, Surrender of
Johnston and in the Grand Review in DC. Carte is nicely ID'd on
front and back in period ink but does show signs of water staining.
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CDV - 11th & 12th NEW JERSEY INFANTRY -   Image of Captain
John T. Hill Co. I - 11th New Jersey Infantry. Hill mustered in as
Captain on August 18, 1862 and was discharged out for promotion to
Major into the 12th New Jersey Infantry on August 17, 1863. While
in the 11th NJ, the regiment was engaged in the Battles of
Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg where they suffered
greatly with 26 killed and 122 wounded. Carte is nicely ID'd on back
in period ink and is in good condition. His kepi clearly shows '11' in
the infantry bugle.
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SURGEON CHARLES H. CRANE - LINCOLN
ASSASSINATION ATTENDING SURGEON
-  Assistant
Surgeon General Charles Henry Crane (later Surgeon
General) on document dated May 28, 1864 to surgeon of 56th
Colored Troops Infantry (5" x 7 1/2"). When Abraham
Lincoln was shot and taken to the Peterson House, there
were three surgeons attending him that had all probed
Lincoln's brain for the bullet. Crane was one of those three.
E. Lawrence Abel in his book, "A Finger in Lincoln's Brain -
What Modern Science Reveals About Lincoln . . ." has a very
good description and time line on what occurred during those
hours. Document is in good condition with age toning on
several edges. This was in a Civil War Surgeons personal
privately bound book of printed orders that he was involved
with, some signed by various surgeons. The binding was
falling apart with some damage to a number of the
documents inside.
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TAMBOURINE OF A MUSICIAN IN THE 54TH
MASSACHUSETTS INFANTRY (OF THE MOVIE 'GLORY'
FAME
-  I have recently purchased a large CW music collection
from a long time collector. This, (along with a tambourine and
drum from the 18th Mich Inf and more) was in that group. it
measures approx. 2" in height x 8 7/8" main head diameter. On
the underside of the head is the owners name of Thomas E.
Planter (sic - Platner). The information that came with it notes
that it was on loan to the Boston GAR Post 200 at one time and
belonged to Thomas E. Platner of Hudson, NY. Platner was cited
as a Laborer who enlisted at the age of 17 in the 54th
Massachusetts on March 10, 1863. He was mustered into
Company A as a Private on March 30, 1863 and eventually
became a drummer boy for the company. On June 12, 1865 he
was promoted to the 54th regiment's 'Principle Musician' which
he held until mustering out on August 20, 1865 at Mt. Pleasant,
SC. I did a good amount of research on this to verify the
information as much as possible due to the flipping of two
letters on the inscription. This can be found on the 'Additional
Images' Link. The tambourine itself appears to have the
original head which is held on with tacks. The wood construction
body is held together with irregular head nails (period). Thomas'
name is on the underside of the head in period ink. The
tambourine contains 13 sets of stamped brass cymbals in a two
tiered set up. The thumb hole is trimmed in ivory which will
pass the ivory sales criteria due to the obvious age of the item).
Again, for more information, see the 'Additional Images' link.
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CIVIL WAR PHOTOGRAPH LOCKET -  Approx. 1 1/2" in diameter
this double photo locket has two tintypes, one of a soldier (with a glass
you can make out eagle buttons on his uniform) the other I would
assume is his wife. Glass covers the tintypes. The case snaps closed with
a thumbnail raised assist to open. Has a loop for suspending from a
chain. Very nice piece.
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NON REGULATION FIELD OFFICER'S SWORD -  
German made for Civil War US use, has an iron guard
with the cut out eagle and 'US' with the motto 'E
Pluribus Unum'. Grip is wood with fish skin and wire
wrap (some of the thin single strand wire loose, twisted
wire is tight). Blade is very nice with etched floral, eagle
with motto and 'US'. Some light rust near ricasso and a
few areas of light pitting near point of blade (see
photos). Metal hilt and scabbard have deep brown patina
(see photos for better idea of finish). Sword is not
pristine but is a very good example of these imports.
Etching on the blades isn't usually seen this nice which
helps to make up for the other imperfections.
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M-1840 HEAVY CAVALRY SWORD - ID'd TO 2ND
MICHIGAN CAVALRY
-  German import attributed to
use by 2nd Michigan Cavalry bugler Abner Stimpson.
The initials A.S. can be seen on the pommel cap. There
are also initials of JD on the top of the guard which
could stand for a number of men with those initials in
the same regiment - perhaps having been issued twice
within the regiment. The leather grip has been worn
through to the wood in several small places, wire wrap
still in place. Deep patina on brass and most of scabbard
(back area of scabbard has brighter areas of metal,
perhaps was cleaned a long while back. Replaced washer.
The sword was obtained by the previous owner in
Western Michigan near where Stimpson was from. He
enlisted in Co. L as a bugler on 9/14/61 in Niles, Mi. He
re-enlisted on 1/5/64 at Mossy Creek, Tn, he became
Regimental Bugler on 4/1/64 and mustered out on
8/17/65 at Macon, Ga. Jim Genco's book 'Arming
Michigan Regiments 1862-4' does show the 2nd Cavalry
as being issued up to 333 M1840 Cavalry Swords just
during the 1862-4 period.
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MICHIGAN REGIMENTAL 'BROWN BOOKS' -  I have
just purchased a large hoard of Michigan 'Brown Book'
rosters. These were printed in about 1902 for the State
of Michigan. Each volume covered a particular regiment
with several of the later volumes covering perhaps all
the Artillery batteries, Special Units, etc. These are
priced separately depending on the regiment and
condition of the books. Most all are vgc on the inside,
for the most part bindings are tight and the covers have
varying degrees of scuffs and / or light soiling. Even the
24th Infantry and Custer's 1st, 5th, 6th and 7th Cavalry
regiments are available. E-mail for regiment availability
and pricing. At this time every volume is available.
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M-1836 WATERS SINGLE SHOT MARTIAL PISTOL
CONVERTED TO PERCUSSION DATED 1843
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P
roduced by Asa Waters in Millbury, Mass. It is a .54
cal. smoothbore, was originally made as a flintlock and
was as so many were, converted to percussion, the
majority of which were done in the 1850's. This one is
dated 1843 which was the second to last year of
production on these. Action is strong on the hammer,
cartouche on the left side of the stock is very light but
visible. Very minor amount of light pitting around nipple
as is common. Most of the metal has a partial brown
patina.
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CDV - 22nd MICHIGAN INFANTRY LT. COL. HENRY S. DEAN -   
Image of H
enry Dean as Lt. Colonel, no photographer's back stamp but
has tax stamp dating image to later in the War. Nice ID on reverse in
period ink "Yours Truly / Henry S. Dean / Lt. Col 22' M.V.I.". He
enlisted as 2nd Lieut on 7/28/62. He was promoted to Captain on
7/31/62, Major on 1/5/63 and Lt. Colonel on 6/7/64. He received a Bvt.
Colonel commission in March, 1865. He was also promoted to the Staff
of Brig. Gen. Granger as Asst IG in June, 1864. Carte is in vgc with just
several light spots on front.
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CDV - 11th MICHIGAN CAVALRY PVT. LEVI WILLHELM -   Image
of
Willhelm as a private holding what looks to be a small bible or cdv
album
, no photographer's back stamp. Nice ID on reverse in period ink
"L
evi Willhelm / Co. I  11 Michigan Cavlery (sic)". He enlisted as a
private
on 11/16/63 at Adrian, Mi. and was mustered into Co. I on
11/24/63 and was discharged for disability in Detroit on 4/26/65. Carte is
in gc but has several light stains as can be seen in photos.

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