Lot 120    

CDV of Capt. Richard Derby, 15th Mass., KIA Antietam,
2006, Fall Americana, Nov. 16 & 17
by “Black & Batchelder, Boston” with lengthy period ink inscription on verso reading, “Lieut. Richard Derby. Co. H., 15th Regt. Mass. Vol. Genl. King’s brigade. Camp Kalorama. Washington D.C.” Derby joined from Boston in July 1861 as 2nd lieutenant rising to the command of Company H. in August 1862 in the wake of incessant fighting that included Fair Oaks, Savage Station, Glendale and Malvern Hill. The 15th Massachusetts was not heavily engaged at 2nd Manassas but paid dearly at Antietam, being flanked and losing over 300 men in the West Woods in less than a half an hour. Among the regiment’s 98 killed and wounded was Captain Derby.

Condition:  
Carte is VG with light mount wear.
Sold: $1,840.00
Price includes
Buyer's Premium
      Ask a Question

All Images

Gold Yale Key Chain Presented to Wm. H. Taft in 1913,
Lot # 410 - Gold Yale Key Chain Presented to Wm. H. Taft in 1913,
with a ring and associated chain. All elements are unmarked, but both the ring and key test 14K or above. The key is embossed Yale/1913 with the reverse engraved William Howard Taft. The ring is engraved University Club. Washington, D.C. 1913. With attached 14" gold chain, total weight 1.25ozt. In ... > Item Details
Archive of Major T. S. Trumbull, 1st CT Heavy Artillery,
Lot # 244 - Archive of Major T. S. Trumbull, 1st CT Heavy Artillery,
3 letters, 1864 June 26-Aug. 25. In June 1864, the 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery was ordered into positions near Petersburg to take part in the siege of the strategically important Virginia city. T. S. Trumbull, an officer from an old and prominent Connecticut family, was given command of severa... > Item Details
Albumen Photographs of Bill Hickman, The Morman Danite, Brigham Young and More,
Lot # 539 - Albumen Photographs of Bill Hickman, The Morman Danite, Brigham Young and More,
an album page with 6 albumen images on printing out paper including 5 cdv-sized images with inked manuscript identification below each including Bill Hickman, Mormon Danite, PLUS Brigham Young President of the Mormons, PLUS albumen of engraving of Joseph Smith Founder of Mormonism, PLUS Ann Eliz. 19... > Item Details
Archive of Louis McHenry Howe, The Power Behind The Early F.D.R. Administration,
Lot # 854 - Archive of Louis McHenry Howe, The Power Behind The Early F.D.R. Administration,
includes an autographed 8" x 10" framed photo of Howe to Wamsley, his secretary, PLUS an elephant folio with 30pp of photographed obituaries of Howe, AND a brass paperweight with raised nautical motif, engraved anchors, Howe's yachting crest and Presidential seal and text Defender of the America's C... > Item Details
Ninth Plate Daguerreotype of Young Boy Wearing Texas Belt Plate,
Lot # 58 - Ninth Plate Daguerreotype of Young Boy Wearing Texas Belt Plate,
anonymous seated portrait of a young boy wearing a two-piece buckle, likely from the Texas militia, framed with an oval brass mat and housed in an embossed brown leather case. > Item Details
Fine George Washington LS  and Autographed Cover Regarding Defenses in New York State,
Lot # 817 - Fine George Washington LS and Autographed Cover Regarding Defenses in New York State,
1p, small folio, on laid paper. Headquarters, Newburgh, July 2, 1782, addressed to Nicholas Quackenbush, Assistant Quartermaster General of the Continental Army. In full: "Sir, Colonel Reid has informed me of the ill condition of Fort Plain and of the magazine at that place. As it is of the great... > Item Details
Two Early CSA Currancy Cataloges
Lot # 284 - Two Early CSA Currancy Cataloges
both 8vo in printed paper wraps. Includes: Chase, P. H. Basic Classification and Listing Confederate States of America Paper Money 1861-1865. Bala-Cynwyd, PA, 1936. 31pp, in gray light card stock wraps, staple binding, AND Massamore, Geo. W. Descriptive and Chronological Catalogue of Confederate C... > Item Details
Cabinet Card of Red Tomahawk and Other Sioux Police
Lot # 657 - Cabinet Card of Red Tomahawk and Other Sioux Police
and two others. Uncredited studio portrait with pencil id., verso, Sioux police Left Red Tomahawk. Eagle Man may be one of the others depicted. Red Tomahawk wears his Indian Police badge and holds a pipe and fan. This backdrop has been attributed to Zalmon Gilbert. Also known as Tacasnhpi-luta,... > Item Details
Lot of Twelve Civil War Cased Images,
Lot # 49 - Lot of Twelve Civil War Cased Images,
comprising a quarter plate tintype, 6 sixth plate tintypes and 5 ninth plates including one ruby ambrotype identified in period pencil as “J. M. McCoy” (or McCory?) with a poem signed by “Melissa M. Steele.” McCoy is a very common name but by virtue of the early war ambrotype format this may be Jam... > Item Details
Group of Seven Autographs of Confederate Generals with CDV Likenesses,
Lot # 268 - Group of Seven Autographs of Confederate Generals with CDV Likenesses,
comprising clipped signatures, most with rank and/or valediction, of James Longstreet, George E. Pickett, Braxton Bragg, William J. Hardee, John C. Breckinridge, the desirable Patrick Cleburne, and John Bell Hood, mounted together side by side as a group under decorative mats. All in period ink, th... > Item Details
D. F. Barry Cabinet Card of Tot Clifford and Gaul,
Lot # 650 - D. F. Barry Cabinet Card of Tot Clifford and Gaul,
Hunkpapa Dakota, with printed and applied caption, and imprint for Barry’s Bismarck, D.T. studio, verso. 1880s. Tot may have been the son of an Indian Agent. Gall wears paint on his arms and shoulders. > Item Details
Sergeant York Autographed Book, <i>This War</i>,
Lot # 849 - Sergeant York Autographed Book, This War,
by W.A. Sirmon. 4to, blue cloth, 1929. The Linmon Co., Atlanta. Signed in black pen on a free end paper Autographed by Sgt. Alvin York and Return to J. S.R. Boyd 1931 Peachtree St. WA3600. York, a Tennessee farmboy, reluctantly joined the U.S. forces in France during World War I. In spite of a st... > Item Details
ALS of Thomas O'Dea, Creator of Anderonville Prison Lithograph
Lot # 231 - ALS of Thomas O'Dea, Creator of Anderonville Prison Lithograph
1p, 7.75 x 10". Letterhead advertising O'Dea's picture of Andersonville (with Andersonville medal on left, GAR medal on right), 2 July 1887. Written to another veteran (Henry Lewis, 1st VT HA, POW), about a letter Lewis sent to the National Tribune. O'Dea sent Lewis some circulars advertising the li... > Item Details
Sixth Plate Tintype of VRC Pair,
Lot # 22 - Sixth Plate Tintype of VRC Pair,
two unknown privates wearing variant jackets of the Veteran Reserve Corps tinted light blue, one having solid colored black cuffs and collar. The forage caps and vests are dark blue. No insignia visible. Impressed on the back of the brass retainer is the name “JACKSON” followed by two intelligible ... > Item Details
Two Fine Quarter Plate Portraits of Union Subjects,
Lot # 33 - Two Fine Quarter Plate Portraits of Union Subjects,
both unidentified. One is a sharp photograph of a private with passive demeanor sporting fashionable mutton-chops wearing a nine-button frock coat with trimmed collar casually folded-over. His kepi is just out of sight sitting on the nearby stand. A .28 cal. Whitney “New Model” spur trigger pocke... > Item Details
Cabinet Cards of Annie Oakley,
Lot # 707 - Cabinet Cards of Annie Oakley,
lot of 2, both by Stacy of New York. She appears 3/4-length in one holding a shotgun, and the other, a bust pose with her shooting medals. > Item Details
5183 Sharp Shooter, Capt. Bogardus Oak Traveling Desk,
Lot # 713 - 5183 Sharp Shooter, Capt. Bogardus Oak Traveling Desk,
fine oak box-form desk with hinged top and front with key lock, nickel shield on top engraved Capt. A.H. Bogardus World Champion Rifle Shot 1885. When opened it has fitted interior with slots for stationery and covers, as well as writing implements, 10" x 7" x 9.5". Captain A.H. Bogardus was one of ... > Item Details
Photograph Archive of 4th U.S. Cavalry Sargent,
Lot # 608 - Photograph Archive of 4th U.S. Cavalry Sargent,
lot of 3 anonymous images, including a cdv, and two cdv-sized tintypes of the same soldier. The paper cdv is a fine studio portrait of the Sergeant striking a menacing pose. He wears a Model 1874 jacket, with a buffalo fur winter cap and gauntlets. He also wears a sword belt and rig, a cartridge be... > Item Details
A.J. Russell Civil War Photograph of Alexandria Harbor,
Lot # 194 - A.J. Russell Civil War Photograph of Alexandria Harbor,
salted paper print, 8 x 6", mounted on 9.5 x 8" cream board with inked manuscript title Alexandria (VA.) Harbor, March 1863. Looking up from U.S. Military R.R. Wharf Towards Washington. A fine ethereal image of two-masted schooners with harbor-side buildings in the distance. > Item Details
Patriotic Baldric,
Lot # 356 - Patriotic Baldric,
in red and white linen with blue backing, with red/white/red linen stripes and paper red, white and blue cockade with sequined 5-pointed star center, all edged in silvered metallic edging, 5" wide x 40" long. > Item Details
ITEMS 1-20 of 20
SKIP TO PAGE: