CHARLES MAGNUS SONG SHEET VERSE - C-1861 (5" x 8") "Weep
Not, Comrades, For Me" dealing with the Battle of First Manassas
this beautiful piece starts with an except from a Union soldier's diary
telling of the sorry tale of the soldier's friend dying in his arms and
with his last breath speaking these patriotic words "Weep not for me,
comrades, I die for our Country's loved Liberty". Inspired verse
follows. Very light toning along edges otherwise near mint condition.
Magnus was the best known period publisher of fine paper engravings.
CHARLES MAGNUS CAVALRY LETTERHEAD - C-1861-63 (5 1/4"
X 8 1/4") folded patriotic letterhead stationery titled " Advance
Guard Cavalry - Near Alexandria, Va." showing 13 Cavalrymen on
advanced guard. Beautiful color typical of the quality items that
Charles Magnus produced. Some extremely light soiling on paper
and light toning along edges, otherwise exceptional condition.
1855 PLAYBILL / BROADSIDE - BOSTON MUSEUM
THEATRE - Sharp looking Broadside (approx. 6 1/4" x 18
3/8") for the Boston Museum Theatre advertising the
November 1, 1855 show 'Adrienne'. It is in Very Good
Condition with only a small hole around the second floor
of the Theatre Engraving (can barely see it due to the
darkness of the engraving). Good Theatre History.
1866 I.R.S. LETTER - Yes, the I.R.S. was active in the Civil
War Period. Written on I.R.S. Stationary this is simply a
request for stationary and schedule vouchers. Paper is in
very good condition with exception of a brown paper strip
mounted to the reverse side for what appears to be some
kind of mount.
7TH MARYLAND INFANTRY SOLDIER'S MEMORIAL -
19" x 23 7/8" Memorial for a good unit. Printed by Major
& Knapp of New York in 1864, there are some condition
problems due to the framing and storage with spotting,
soiling and some tears with old repairs on the reverse of
which the worst is in top center. Some of their
engagements include: Wilderness, Spottsylvania, North
Anna River, Tolopotomy Creek, Petersburg, Weldon
Railroad, Hatcher's Run, Five Forks, Appomottox C.H..
The comments on the Memorial include many Killed,
Wounded and POW's. Fair Condition but hard to find
REPORT OF BRIG. GENERAL HENRY M. NAGLEE - 1863 Collins,
Printer - Philadelphia. 15 pgs. - Part taken by his brigade in the
Seven Days from June 26 to July 2, 1862. Includes his report and
the General Orders that were issued. Good condition but foxing
and staining on the pages. Some separation on the seam.
PRESIDENTIAL LAND GRANT - 1851 - For military service
- awarded 162 acres to Benjamin F. Harris of Captain Stoves
Company in the First Kentucky Cavalry. Land is in the
State of Missouri. Signed for President Millard Fillmore by
Secretary Alexander McCormick May 20, 1851. Good
condition but some fading of the ink.
PRESIDENTIAL LAND GRANT - 1851 - For military service
- awarded 160 acres to Bernard McNally, a private in
Captain Charleton's Company in the First Pennsylvania
Volunteers. Land is in the State of Missouri. Signed for
President Millard Fillmore by Secretary Alexander
McCormick May 20, 1851. Good condition but some fading
of the ink. Seal caused a fold in the document.
civil war paper - David K. Parks Military Antiques
1862 - PUNCH MAGAZINE - BRITISH VIEW OF THE WAR
WITH CARTOONS - September 27, 1862 edition of the English
Magazine 'PUNCH' . 9" x 11 3/4" format - 10 pages including full
page cartoon titled "THE OVERDUE BILL" showing a soldier
(Southern) handing Lincoln a promissory note for his earlier
forcast of ending the War in 90 days. Very good condition with
only some uneven edges and some separation at the seam (fold).
I will be listing more of these, all of which have cartoons of the
U.S. Civil War.
SHEET MUSIC - "GRAFTED INTO THE ARMY" - 1862 dated 5
page (including cover) of "Grafted Into The Army" by Henry C.
Work, published in Chicago, Illinois. Good condition with some
foxing, appears to have been taken from a once bound collection.
SHEET MUSIC - "GEN. SIGEL'S GRAND MARCH" - 1864
dated - 3 pages of misic. Written by T.J. Martin and published
in Cleveland. Good condition with some soiling and foxing,
pages are detached and looks to have been taken from a bound
volume of sheet music. Binding string cuts on left margin
could be covered with mat if framing.
RARE CONFEDERATE NEWSPAPER - JOURNAL &
CONFEDERATE - END OF THE WAR & SULTANA NEWS -
Camden, South Carolina - one sheet front & back 11 1/2" x 13
1/2" dated May 17, 1865. Crude brown paper and includes stories
such as the Sultana Disaster, Burial of Slavery, Joseph E.
Johnston's surrender and announcements to the people of South
Carolina on the cessation of hostilities. Paper has several holes
which can be seen in photos.
SHEET MUSIC - "LET US HAVE PEACE" - 1861 dated - 3 pages of
music. Written by Will S. Hays and published by Tripp & Cragg -
Louisville, Ky., J.A. McClure - Memphis, Tn and P.P. Werlein -
New Orleans. Good condition with some minor soiling and foxing,
pages are all attached and looks to have been taken from a bound
volume of sheet music. Binding string cuts on left margin could be
covered with mat if framing.
SHEET MUSIC - "THE UNION FOREVER" - 1861 dated - 3 pages
of music. Written by Will S. Hays and published by Tripp & Cragg
- Louisville, Ky., John Church - Cincinnati, Oh and O. Ditson -
Boston, Mass. Good condition and strong colors with some very
minor soiling and foxing, pages are all attached and looks to have
been taken from a bound volume of sheet music. Binding string
cuts on left margin could be covered with mat if framing.
PATRIOTIC SONGSHEET - BATTLE OF SALEM HEIGHTS
(CHANCELLORSVILLE) - (5" X 7 3/4") "Tell Mother, I Die Happy"
as the text notes were the dying words of Lieut. Crosby who was killed
in his battery on Salem Heights on Sunday evening, May 2, 1863.
Crosby is actually Franklin Butler Crosby of the 4th U.S. Light
Artillery. In the records they have him listed as dying on May 3.
Published by S.T. Gordon on Broadway in New York. Color is very vivid
and item is in very good condition.
PATRIOTIC SONGSHEET - NAVAL THEME - (5" X 8") "Home
Without a Mother" published by Charles Magnus in New York
(considered on of the finest during the War in engraving and lithos)
Song about a mother's death, scene shows a sailor amidst marine
backdrop. Very good condition with some age toning anda very small
sliver of paper missing on lower left corner.
PATRIOTIC SONGSHEET - NAVAL THEME - (5 1/8" x 7 9/16") - "A
Yankee Man-Of-War" - Story of a sailor leaving his love to fight Jeff
Davis on the Man-of-War. Good condition but has a stained area on
the left border.
SONG SHEET - 11th MISSOURI VOLUNTEERS - (4 3/8" x 8")
Songsheet written by D.C. of Company K, 11th Missouri Vols. Titled
"A New Song! Composed Expressly for the 2d Brigade, 8th Division,
16th Army Corps, Stationed at Germantown, Tennessee". Dated
March 10, 1863 and printed by the Memphis Bulletin Print,
Telegraph Building. Has a few folds and some foxing at those folds.
1844 BY-LAWS OF THE CONCORD LIGHT
INFANTRY - 3 3/4" X 6" , 8 pages in wraps on the
By-Laws of the Concord, New Hampshire Light
Infantry in 1844 - just prior to the Mexican War.
Along with the articled by-laws it also contains the
members of the unit as of May 1, 1844. In good
condition but has folds.
1847 TEMPERANCE BY-LAWS - NEW HAMPSHIRE - 3 5/8" X 5
1/8", 28 pages in wraps entitled: Constitution and By-Laws of
Tahanto Division No. 6 of the Sons of Temperance of the State of
New Hampshire / Instituted Jan. 14, 1847. Printed in Concord in
1847. good condition.
FIRST BULL RUN NEWSPAPER EXTRA - Approx. 3-9/16" x 11-7/8" The
Eagle Extra telling of the Disastrous Defeat of the National Army at
Manassas - Beauregard Advancing on Washington - 2,500 to 3,000 Killed
and Wounded. These 'Extra' sheets were given out in between regular
editions of the newspaper to keep the citizens informed and they rarely
survived. The battle that the Washington citizens went out to watch the
battle and got trampled by an army in defeat. A few stains and uneven
paper coloring but otherwise in good solid condition.
CAMP NEWSPAPER OF THE 13TH PENNSYLVANIA INFANTRY -
Approx. 5-3/4" x 8-3/4" Titled the "Pennsylvania Thirteenth", this
was printed in Camp Tennally, D.C. on February 1, 1862. There are
several stains as can be seen in the photos and several notations in
period ink. This reported the happenings in camp and news of
interest to the 13th including the names of new recruits. I have seen
very few of these camp printed editions
ADMISSION TICKET FOR THE 1893 COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION -
Approx. 2 1/4" X 3 3/4", 'A' ticket with Lincoln's likeness, good
from May 1, 1893 to October 30, 1893. Beautiful condition.
SEMINOLE WAR - ARMY AND NAVY CHRONICLE - Volume 4,
No. 25 - Whole Number 129- June 22, 1837. Approx. 7 1/4" x 10 5/8".
This 16 page edition which is complete, has approximately 8 pages on
the (Second) Seminole War. Mostly, it contains military reports and
letters pertaining to the campaign. It is in good solid condition (made
of period rag paper), looks to have been at one time bound with
other editions (common practice during that time) as there are loose
binding holes in the left margin. There is a large water stain that can
be seen in the photos, this is entirely throughout that document.
GROUP OF 7 CALLING CARDS - MEMBERS OF THE 50TH NEW
YORK ENGINEERS - No doubt from a reunion, only one is pre-printed,
the rest are hand written. Most are from Elmira, NY, one from Bath, NY
and one unknown. Several are very light but legible and they identify
their unit on the cards. The cards are from: Thomas J. Finlan, Francis
Miller ((2) different), Charles E. evans, Jacob Story ((2) different) and
Charles G. Goodfruit. Goodfruit is the only member I could not find a
record on but the card does identify the unit under his name. All hasve
some scuffs and smudges.
LINCOLN ASSASSINATION SHEET MUSIC - 1865 - 'A
NATION WEEPS - DIRGE ON THE DEATH OF ABRAHAM
LINCOLN'. Published in 1865. Separation on the bound end
and some foxing, otherwise in very good condition. Would look
118th ILLINOIS INFANTRY - ARMY DIPLOMA -
VICKSBURG - Approx. 11 1/4" x 14 1/4". Very
attractive certificate in very good color for Corporal
Jasper White (from Wythe, Ill), Co. H 118th Illinois
Infantry due to his bravery at Vicksburg. Signed by
the Captain of his Company. Entered in According
to Act of Congress in 1863 and Published by
McMullen & Gates - Cincinnati. Some minor
condition issues but overall VGC.
SHEET MUSIC - COLONEL ELLSWORTH FUNERAL MARCH
- Published in 1861. Ellsworth was a good friend of Lincoln and
it was said that Lincoln took the death badly. He met his fate
at the start of the War and became a martyr in Alexandria,
Virginia where he was shot by the owner of the Marshall House
after entering the establishment to tear down a Confederate
flag flying from that building. Separation on the bound end and
some foxing, otherwise in very good condition. Would look
SHEET MUSIC - TRIBUTE TO COLONEL BROADHEAD OF
THE 1st MICHIGAN CAVALRY - (CUSTER'S MICHIGAN
CAVALRY BRIGADE) - Published in 1863. Col. Broadhead was
mortally wounded at the Battle of 2nd Manassas on August 30,
1862. As he lay dying he wrote a very moving letter to his
brother which was highly publicised afterwards and is the basis
for the song. Separation on the bound end and some foxing,
otherwise in very good condition.
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