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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.
M-181
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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W-172
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.
G-357
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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.
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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.
I-358
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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.
M-184
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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.
R-54
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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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CU-156
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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S-89
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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G-359
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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G-360
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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G-361
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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G-362
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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D-79
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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G-363
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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W-173
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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M-186
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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G-364
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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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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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.
Lea-74
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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.  
CU-158
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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.
CU-157
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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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G-368
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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.
SOLD
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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.
SOLD
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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, and 6th 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
-  
Produced 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 Henry 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
"Levi 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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1903/4 STEREO VIEW OF THE HIGH WATER MARK
AT GETTYSBURG
-  Very clear stereo view by
Underwood & Underwood copyrighted on front 1903 and
on the back 1904. View shows what appears to be a
veteran sitting on a flank marker next to the Rhode
Island Light Artillery monument. In the backround is
the Copse of Trees and High Water Mark monument.
What appears to be a horse drawn tour buggy is also in
the back round. Image is very clear.
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15TH WEST VIRGINIA INFANTRY HONORABLY DISCHARGED
MEDAL
 -  Given by the State of West Virginia to the veterans, this
Honorably Discharged medal was issued to Martin Cordry of Co. C,
15th West Virginia Infantry. Cordry was in from start to finish. The
15th participated in the battles of Cloyd's Mountain, Va., Meadow
Bluff, Va., Snicker's Gap and Snicker's Ferry, Va., Ashley's Gap,
Va., Winchester, Cedar Creek and Petersburg. The medal is missing
the backing ribbon and pin on the pin bar. The mount is loose on the
medallion (as most of them are due to the nature of the clasp).
Cordry's name and unit are stamped in the side of the medal.
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CDV - 62nd ILLINOIS INFANTRY - LT. LEWIS R. STICKLE -   Image
of Stickle as Lieutenant. Has a Matoon, Illinois photographer's
backmark and also two tax stamps. ID on reverse is in pencil. He
enlisted in the 62nd as a Corporal on 2/1/62 and was mustered in on
4/10/62. He re-enlisted on 3/3/64, was promoted to 1st Sergeant then 1st
Lt. on 6/21/64. He mustered out on 4/14/65. The only major action the
62nd saw during this period was Holly Springs, Mississippi where the
regiment suffered 1 killed, 2 wounded and 14 POW. Carte has top two
corners clipped and has minor scuffs of front.
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CDV - UNIDENTIFIED ILLINOIS SERGEANT -   Nice seated view
wearing a frock coat with sergeant stripes showing and arm resting on a
photo album. Has a Decatur, Illinois photographer's backmark. Clean
image but backround contrast a bit dark.
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133RD INDIANA INFANTRY -
CERTIFICATE OF HONORABLE SERVICE
IN THE VOLUNTEER SERVICE
-
Handsome certificate (approx. 13 1/4" x 15
7/8") that were mainly given to the short
term regiments (100 days, etc.). this is
made out to Winfield Geiger, Co. I - 133rd
Indiana Infantry. It was a 100 day
enlistment, from May 17, 1864 to Sept. 5,
1864. The 133rd was sent to Nashville and
guarded the Nashville & Chattanooga,
Tennessee & Alabama and the Memphis &
Charleston Railroad lines, keeping
Sherman's supply route open. The
signatures of Lincoln and Stanton are in
the typeset. Has folds and some staining.
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1st NEW YORK MOUNTED RIFLES - Approx. 3 3/4" x 6
1/2" heavy stock card - invitation to the 16th Annual
Reunion and Dinner of the Society of the First New
York Mounted Rifles to be held at Rogers, 6 Park place,
New York City on February 22, 1894. Nice card - shows
the membership badge of the 1st NYMR in a silver ink.
Card is in very good condition with only a smudge that
can be seen in photo and some weak corners as can be
expected. The 1st NYMR was nearly in constant motion
throughout Virginia and North Carolina loosing 2
officers and 30 enlisted men in killed and mortally
wounded along with 3 officers and 124 enlisted by
disease, etc., with operations that included many large
battles.
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BRIGADIER GENERAL BENJAMIN ALVORD - Document
on Paymaster General's Office stationery when Alvord was
Paymaster General, dated March 20, 1875 addressed to
Maj. J.W. Nichols, Paymaster at Fort Brown, Texas.
Pre-printed document concerning disbursements. Signed by
Benjamin Alvord as Paymaster General. Alvord graduated
from West Point in 1833, participated in the Seminole War
as an officer in the 4th US Infantry, In the Mexican War
he fought in the battles of Palo Alto, Resaca de la Palma
and Mexico City. In 1862 he was promoted Brigadier
General of Volunteers and placed in command of the
District of Oregon where his issues with the Nez Perces
Indians forced him to be relieved of his command in
March, 1865. He was promoted to Paymaster of the US in
1872 and Brigadier General in 1876
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46 STAR US FLAG - OKLAHOMA - Approx. 11
3/4" x 17" silk flag - perfect size for framing &
hanging on a wall. Colors are vibrant - this one
has been stored away in a good spot. This flag was
active from 1908-1912 for the State of Oklahoma.
One area does have an issue, on the top edge
where the canton meets the stripes the silk has
some splitting as can be seen in the photos. The
rest of the silk in the flag is strong. This bad area
would be minimized of course if this is framed or
remaining between glass, plastic, etc.
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30th MICHIGAN INFANTRY DISCHARGE - This is a
discharge from a Michigan regiment of which not too much is
found. It was a late War muster and they didn't really take
part in much at all. They were mustered in for the purpose of
guarding against an anticipated raid from agitated Canadians
against eastern Michigan towns. Corporal Thomas H. Lucas
was originally in the 1st Michigan Lancers Cavalry Brigade
(another short lived regiment) in late 1861-early 1862. On
Nov. 30, 1864 he again enlisted into Co. C of the 30th
Michigan Infantry and was discharged on June 17, 1865.
Some partial minor splits in paper at folds.
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5TH MICHIGAN CAVALRY - CUSTER'S MICHIGAN CAVALRY
BRIGADE
 -  Reunion held in Owosso, Michigan on October 19, 1895. One
of the 4 Michigan Regiments (1st, 5th, 6th, & 7th) that made up Custer's
Michigan Cavalry Brigade with the Army of the Potomac. This brigade has
been credited with one of the main reasons why the Union forces were
victorious at Gettysburg, intercepting the Confederate Cavalry trying to
swing around and pinch the Union forces from behind as Pickett came in
from the front. Ribbon has some light type transfer and light staining that
can be seen in the photos otherwise the ribbon is very solid.
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29TH OHIO VETERAN VOLUNTEER INFANTRY  -  Reunion held at
Sturgeons Point in Geneva, Ohio in August, 1898. The ribbon here tells it all
with the battle honors listed: Winchester, Port Republic, Cedar Mountain,
Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Dug Gap, Resaca, New Hope Church, Pine
Knob, Kenesaw Mountain, (P)Beach Tree Creek, Atlanta, Savannah, North
Edisto River, Goldboro. A busy and battle tested regiment. Whitehead &
Hoag sticker still on reverse - very nice badge in extremely good condition.
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CDV - 77th PENNSYLVANIA INFANTRY - WOUNDED AT STONES
RIVER
-   Image of Private William Biven, Co. F, 77th Pa. Inf. Carte
has a great period ink presentation inscription on the reverse
"Compliments of / Wm. Bivens / Co. F 77th Regt / Pa Vols / To John
Burgoyne / of Co. K 14th Regt / Mich. Vols / Veterans". Nashville, Tn
Photographer. Bivens enlisted on 9/1/61 at Chambersburg, Pa, mustered
in on 10/9/61 - no discharge date given. He was wounded in action at
Stones River, Tn on 12/31/1862. Carte has a chip of albumen paper
missing and clipped corners, all of which can be seen in photos.
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CDV - 14th MICHIGAN INFANTRY - HARVEY SMITH - Image of
Harvey Smith, most likely of the 14th Michigan Infantry as it was in
the album belonging to John Burgoyne of the 14th with the above 77th
Pa CDV presented to Burgoyne. ID is in pencil on reverse and there was
in fact a Harvey Smith in the 14th. One other soldier's image was in the
album and assume it may be Burgoyne but has no ID. The person I
purchased these from was an antique dealer and had unfortunately split
up the album instead of keeping it together so this information is all I
have. Nashville, Tn photographer. CDV has clipped corners as can be
seen in photos.
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CDV - U.S. GRANT & HENRY WILSON 1872 PRESIDENTIAL
CAMPAIGN
- Nice campaign carte with an albumen image of Grant
and running mate Henry Wilson. Has a positive campaign note on
bottom mentioning a plus for Grant's previous term " Despite the
annual large reductions of the rates of taxation., the public debt has
been reduced during General Grant's Presidency, at the rate of one
hundred million dollars a year " (wouldn't it be nice if we were
working in that direction today). Carte has rounded corners and
fading of text near the bottom. Pencil note on the back mentioning
that the owner's mother gave this to an uncle at 11 years old.
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1815 U.S. ARTILLERY PAY ROLL SHEET -
ACTIVITY IN WAR OF 1812
- Approx. 15 1/4" x 20"
on laid paper. Pay roll sheet of a Company of Artillery
commanded by Capt. John B. Walbach. Document
shows the enlistments in 1814 & 1815 and this pay roll
is dated April 30, 1815. The document is in very good
condition with only some separation at edges of folds.
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CDV - MINNESOTA WAR OF 1862 - INDIAN PARTICIPANT - CUT
NOSE
- Image of Cut Nose, of the Dakota Sioux. Photo was taken by
J.E. Whitney, famous Indian & western photographer dated 1862. CDV
has a tax stamp from St. Paul but unfortunately can not read the year
(1864-67). In 1862, in Minnesota what started as a dispute over hunting
lands, a Dakota from a small hunting party murdered a white family of
five and as a result the Dakotas decided to attempt to run out the
settlers by raiding other white settlements. Death tolls range from
500-800 settlers killed. Abraham Lincoln ordered General John Pope to
Minnesota to suppress the uprising. This resulted in the arrest and
conviction of over 300 Dakota Sioux that were sentenced to hang.
Lincoln stepped in and reduced that number to 38, who were hanged on
December 26, 1862 in the largest mass execution in US history. Cut
Nose during the massacre murdered 18 Women and Children and 5
Men. Strange enough he was not one of those that were hung. Carte is
in VGC but does have dark area on bottom of reverse.
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CDV - MINNESOTA WAR OF 1862 - INDIAN PARTICIPANT -
STANDING BUFFALO - TA-TANKA-NAZIN
- Image of Standing
Buffalo, of the Dakota Sioux. Photo was taken by J.E. Whitney, famous
Indian & western photographer dated 1862. In 1862, in Minnesota what
started as a dispute over hunting lands, a Dakota from a small hunting
party murdered a white family of five and as a result the Dakotas
decided to attempt to run out the settlers by raiding other white
settlements. Death tolls range from 500-800 settlers killed. Abraham
Lincoln ordered General John Pope to Minnesota to suppress the
uprising. This resulted in the arrest and conviction of over 300 Dakota
Sioux that were sentenced to hang. Lincoln stepped in and reduced that
number to 38, who were hanged on December 26, 1862 in the largest
mass execution in US history. He is listed a participant and was not one
of those that were hung. Carte is in VGC but has dark area on reverse.
SOLD
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CITIZENS BANK OF LOUISIANA -  $100.00  Unissued -
c-1850's. Printed by Hawden, Wright, Hatch & Edson - New
Orleans. Colorful maroon colored reverse. Very Good
Condition.
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RARE LEE'S PATENT BADGE - CO. B 16TH WISCONSIN -  
Lee's patent badge that were individually made by Company
and Regiment. Backround color is chipped, missing ribbon, all
else good. The 16th Wisconsin took part in the Battles of
Shiloh, Corinth, Kenasaw Mountain, Atlanta and Jonesboro,
among other operations and actions.
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1845 TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP - GARRARD COUNTY,
KENTUCKY
-  Approx. 4" x 7 3/4" Transfer for a slave boy
named Jacob and worth $300. dated June 13, 1845. Trimmed
as to amount of paper needed for the document. Very good
condition.
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1814 MASSACHUSETTS MILITIA ENROLLMENT
CERTIFICATE
-  Approx. 3 3/8" x 5 5/8" Enrollment for Noah
Emory, Jr. into the Company of Capt. James Goodwin
instructing Noah where to proceed for duty. Dated April 27,
1814. Some paper discoloring but otherwise good condition.
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1812 GENERAL ORDERS - PENNSYLVANIA MILITIA -  
Approx. 6 5/8" x 7 3/4" Printed General Orders dated
Meadville, 27th September, 1812 - gives the basic rules and
regulations and contains a great line, "Patriotism may do
much, but when united with order and discipline, it is
invincible". Laid paper in good condition.
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1813 MILITIA OF MASSACHUSETTS AND WARRANT -
CAVALRY COMPANY
-  Approx. 7 3/8" x 11 3/4" Hand
written warrant from Captain Jacob Batchelder's Cavalry
Company directing those listed in the company to appear at a
designated location for inspection and review. Cavalry
documents from the War of 1812 are very hard to come by.
Laid paper - Some separations at folds but otherwise in very
solid condition.
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C-1830-60 FOUR LENS GREEN TINTED EYEGLASSES-  This
pair of glasses once belonged to the author of the book
'Spectacles of the American Revolution' - though they don't
date that early. Glasses have four panels of lenses, two of
which can be moved to the side of the eye to block the light.
Brass frames with a 'PFau' hallmark. Nice Pair.
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C-1830-60 EYEGLASSES WITH CASE - Good period pair of
glasses with case (there is no patent date or 'Parker' on the
case). Frames are made of steel and show imperfections and
light rust stains. Clear lenses - good solid pair.
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CIVIL WAR PERIOD 'SHARPSHOOTERS' GLASSES -  The
jury is still somewhat out on these. Francis Lord in the
Encyclopedia of the Civil War' and the antique spectacle
collectors on their sites list them as sharpshooter's glasses
due to the frosted amber lenses with a round clear amber
center. Many believe these were developed for a medical eye
condition. Either way it seems every Civil War collection has
a pair. Good condition.
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MEDICAL FLEAM (BLEEDER) -  Typical Civil War period
medical fleam, single blade and unmarked. These were meant
for opening the veins and bloodletting. Used also for animals -
horses, etc.. Good condition.
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MUSIC BOOK - TRUMPET OF FREEDOM - 1864 - 63 pages
containing 46 songs. Approx 6 3/8" x 9 3/4". Desirable
music book with patriotic songs. When this can be found
the price is normally in the $400 range and in 50 years of
collecting and dealing has been the first one I've had.
There is staining and some rough edges but is intact which
is a wonder considering the fragile nature of the paper.
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MICHIGAN STATE MEDICAL SOCIETY RIBBONS (4) -  
Four ribbons from the 1891, 1892, 1894 and 1895 Michigan
State Medical Society conventions. Good condition with
some stains as can be seen in photos.
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CDV - 1st ILLINOIS CAVALRY / 83rd ILLINOIS INFANTRY - Image
of Wesley B. Casey - no photographer's back mark. Bust view shows
Casey as a 1st Lieut., it is ID'd in pencil on the bottom of the front and
in period ink on the reverse. Casey enlisted into the 1st Illinois Cavalry
but his Company was detached to the 83rd Illinois Infantry where he
fought most of his entire time in the army. He joined the 83rd and was
with them from 7/5/62 until 8/5/64 when he resigned. While in, the 83rd
took part in the battles of Waverly, Tn., Stones River, Tn., Fort
Donelson, Tn., Clarksville, Tn. and Uniontown, Ky. While not listed in
the data base, in the Wall's 'History of Jefferson County', Casey is
noted to have been wounded at Fort Donelson (shot through the arm)
and having a horse fall on him, crushing his leg. The CDV is a bit dirty
and does have a very light crease in the lower section, lightly noticed on
the reverse.
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CDV - 1st ILLINOIS CAVALRY / 83rd ILLINOIS INFANTRY - Image
of Wesley B. Casey - no photographer's back mark. Bust view shows a
bearded Casey as a Lieut. wearing a kepi, it is ID'd in period ink on the
bottom of the front and in pencil on the reverse. Casey enlisted into the
1st Illinois Cavalry but his Company was detached to the 83rd Illinois
Infantry where he fought most of his entire time in the army. He joined
the 83rd and was with them from 7/5/62 until 8/5/64 when he resigned.
While in, the 83rd took part in the battles of Waverly, Tn., Stones
River, Tn., Fort Donelson, Tn., Clarksville, Tn. and Uniontown, Ky.
While not listed in the data base, in the Wall's 'History of Jefferson
County', Casey is noted to have been wounded at Fort Donelson (shot
through the arm) and having a horse fall on him, crushing his leg. The
CDV is a bit dirty and does have several rounded corners.
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M-1855 (Second Type) BRASS TIPPED .58 CAL. TOMPION -
Most tompions you see these days are all wood. This is a
variation of the M-1855 Second Type. It has a brass head
screwed through the top into the maple body. It is shorter
than the 4 13/16" length listed in the Gun Tool Book (actual
length approx. 3" (more like the normal all wood tompions
seen) and has a cruciform slot but O.D. of the Brass head is
right on the money. Deep patina on the brass and age shown
on the wood also.
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GETTYSBURG STEREO VIEW - MIDDLE STREET IN TOWN
- Large format stereo by Webster & Albee of Rochester, NY.
Not often do you see photographs of the town of Gettysburg.
Mostly seen are the battlefield, veteran and monument
views. Fortunately the identification of Middle Street can be
barely made out on the labeling (bottom of the right side
photo) but no idea of which direction the camera is pointed
and which intersection but with most of the original buildings
still intact, it may be possible to identify just where on Middle
Street it was taken. Card is in very good condition, has two
black spots as can be seen but these are in the actual
photograph.
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GETTYSBURG STEREO VIEW - 14TH CONN. INF,
ANDERSON'S MASSACHUSETTS SHARPSHOOTERS AND
1ST RHODE ISLAND LIGHT ARTILLERY
- Large format
stereo by Webster & Albee of Rochester, NY. Early view
looking down Hancock Avenue with the three monuments
listed above. Card is in very good condition.
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GETTYSBURG STEREO VIEW - 93RD NEW YORK
INFANTRY MONUMENT
- Large format stereo by Webster &
Albee of Rochester, NY. Early view taken from Meade
Avenue. Card is in very good condition.
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GETTYSBURG STEREO VIEW - 15TH AND 50TH NEW
YORK ENGINEER'S MONUMENT
- Large format stereo by
Webster & Albee of Rochester, NY. Early view taken
between Stannard's Column and Hummelbaugh's. Card is in
very good condition.
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GETTYSBURG STEREO VIEW - FELLED TREE BY
ARTILLERY ON CULP'S HILL
- Stereo view by L. Mumper
of Gettysburg. Early view taken on Culp's Hill with huge tree
torn down near base from an artillery shell. Not a real sharp
photo but still fairly detailed. Several black spots on photo
look like period ink but are in the actual photo. Card is in
good condition.
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GETTYSBURG STEREO VIEW - RAILROAD CUT - Large
format stereo by Webster & Albee of Rochester, NY. Early
view looking down the railroad cut where so many lives from
both sides were lost mainly on the first day of the battle.
Card is in very good condition.
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GETTYSBURG STEREO VIEW - ARTILLERY ON
CEMETERY HILL WITH TOWN IN THE DISTANCE
- Stereo
view by L. Mumper of Gettysburg. Early view taken on
Cemetery Hill showing several Parrott cannon on the old
original park iron carriages and the town of Gettysburg in
the backround. Card is in very good condition - contrast a bit
dark.
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GETTYSBURG STEREO VIEW - DEAD CONFEDERATE
SOLDIERS AT THE WHEAT FIELD - ROSE WOODS
-
Stereo view by L. Mumper of Gettysburg. Early view taken
near the Rose Woods showing the Confederate dead gathered
for burial. This was originally attributed to Gardiner and the
wagon in the backround is supposed to be his. Card is in very
good condition.
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GETTYSBURG STEREO VIEW - LITTLE ROUND TOP -
LOOKING NORTH
- Stereo view by L. Mumper of
Gettysburg. Early view taken on Little Round Top showing
the view that the Union forces had looking north. Card is in
good condition but has a wrinkle in the right side of the photo.
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CDV - 125TH ILLINOIS INFANTRY - Image of Capt. George W.
Holloway
- Danville, Illinois photographer's back mark. Bust view shows
H
olloway as a Captain, it is ID'd from an identical image on the Civil
War Data Base website (plus one that I had in the past)
. He joined the
125th and was with them from 9/3/62 until 6/9/65 when he was mustered
out
. While in, the 125th took part in the battles of Chickamauga,
Resaca, Dallas, Kennesaw Mountain, Atlanta, Jonesboro, Louisville, Ga.
and Bentonville.
The CDV is in good condition but has been trimmed on
the top end.
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CDV - 1ST MASSACHUSETTS BATTERY - HEAVY ARTILLERY - CO.
A
- Image of Corporal George L. Tebbitts (Tebberts on the data base) -
W
oburn, Mass. photographer's back mark. Seated view, it is ID'd on
the reverse in period ink with full name and unit
. He enlisted on 2/25/62
until
10/20/65 when he was mustered out. Company 'A' of the 1st Heavy
Artillery was stationed in the Boston Harbor forts during the War,
guarding the harbor. CDV is in good condition with several spots that
can be seen in the photos.
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