Lot 6    

Civil War Discharge for Lt. Norman H. Meldrum, 21st New York Cavalry,
Special Collections: American History, Nov. 11th, 2010
partially printed document on vellum, illustrated and dated October 1866, 15" x 18.5" in period walnut frame, 18" x 22".

Norman enlisted as 22-year-old second lieutenant with Co. G, 21st New York Cavalry, transferred several times to other companies and made the rank of first lieutenant when discharged in 1866. Before joining the cavalry he had served in the 100th New York Infantry as a corporal and was discharged for Brights Disease, which was used to describe several kidney-related problems. Norman obviously recovered as he reenlisted. The 21st Cavalry joined the Army of the Shenandoah, its casualties were at Lynchburg with the loss of 13; Buckton 18; Purcellville 21; Snicker's Gap 37; Ashby's Gap 28; Winchester 21; Cedarville 10; White Post, Va. 25. The unit lost a total of 145. The 100th New York Infantry was engaged during the Peninsula Campaign with 176 men killed, wounded or missing at Fair Oaks, sent on to South Carolina, engaged in the assault on Fort Wagner with 49 killed, 97 wounded and 29 missing, with most other operations around Charleston Harbor. It sailed up the James with Gen. Butler and was engaged around Petersburg and Richmond.


Provenance:  
Descended directly through the family of John W. and Gordon Meldrum


Condition:  
Slight fading of manuscript ink, normal folds, else VG.
Sold: $29.38
Price includes
Buyer's Premium
      Ask a Question

All Images

Civil War Papers of Alonzo Bell, Future Asst. Secretary of the Interior
Lot # 9 - Civil War Papers of Alonzo Bell, Future Asst. Secretary of the Interior
Assorted Civil War papers of Alonzo Bell (d. 1906) a Civil War voluteer from New York City who would later become Asst. Sec. of the Interior under President Hayes. Lot includes letters written to his mother throughout the war, full of anecdotes relating to things such as his initial journey from New... > Item Details
Civil War Letter To Wife From Camp Near Potomac, 1863
Lot # 17 - Civil War Letter To Wife From Camp Near Potomac, 1863
Possibly written by William Bryan, Co. M, 8th IL Cavalry. 3pp letter, dated Camp near Potomac Creek, Va, March 17 1863, and addressed to My darling wife. Bryan is describing the state of his recovery after an unspecified injury or illness when not pouting about how much he misses his wife. Includ... > Item Details
1917 Montana State Map
Lot # 168 - 1917 Montana State Map
32" x 51", approx. 9" x 10" folded. Includes transmittal envelope from the Office of the Secretary of the Department of the Interior, addressed to a Mr. Bell of the Garwood, NJ, office of the Bell Electric Motor Co. > Item Details
Mexican Imprint Taken as Souvenir During the Mexican War
Lot # 58 - Mexican Imprint Taken as Souvenir During the Mexican War
The first Notice Histórica de los Cuerpos de Infanteria & Caballaeria Permanente y Activa. Que actualmente existen en la Repứblica, en virtud de las loyes y decretos vigentes. ("Historical notice of the permanent and active units of infantry and cavalry which actually exist in the Republic und... > Item Details
Large Format Portrait of An Armed Western Character
Cabinet Card of Two Men Armed with Rifles
Lot # 133 - Cabinet Card of Two Men Armed with Rifles
on a cream card marked Wm. Cass of Grand Haven, Michigan, below image, showing a studio shot of two sharply dressed young men in bowler hats, each holding a double barrel shotgun, and leaning on what appears to be a large piece of coral or volcanic rock, with a dog in the foreground. > Item Details
Four Sixth Plate Tintypes of Young Children Charmingly Posed
Lot # 156 - Four Sixth Plate Tintypes of Young Children Charmingly Posed
Lot of 4 tintypes housed in the same floral Union case, including two of the same young girl standing on a chair in different outfits, and two photos of either siblings or a child photographed at different ages. > Item Details
Two Mid-Twentieth Century Western Saddle Catalogs,
Lot # 177 - Two Mid-Twentieth Century Western Saddle Catalogs,
both are 8vo size is illustrated self wraps, titles include Catalog No. 18-19 For 1931 N. Porter Saddle & Harness Company Phoenix, Arizona, 48pp, many illustrated including a number of fine Porter saddles, Crocket spurs and bits, Navajo saddle blankets, Stetson hats, sterling mounts and more, AND La... > Item Details
Alaska Gold Mining Stereoviews
Lot # 193 - Alaska Gold Mining Stereoviews
Lot of 10. All imprinted Keystone View Company, Copyright [1897-1900] by B.L. Singley, five cards on orange card stock, five on cream card stock, all with captions on recto and descriptions on verso. Eight views depict miners' travels and camps, one shows an ice gorge, and one a family of Malamut ... > Item Details
<i>Nouveau Plan De Paris</i> 1873 Fold-out Map,
Lot # 127 - Nouveau Plan De Paris 1873 Fold-out Map,
Bechet, Bernardin. Nouveau Plan De Paris, ou Guide Etrangers. Paris, 1873. 16mo, with red cloth boards and lithographed paper label, containing a folded, 24" x 34.75", large Paris street map, hand-colored, with architectural vignettes including: the Arc de Triumph, Pantheon, government establishment... > Item Details
Large Format Albumen of Three Armed Union Soldiers,
Lot # 39 - Large Format Albumen of Three Armed Union Soldiers,
5.25" x 7.5" oval on original printed card stock mount (8" x 10") and in Victorian grain painted frame (12.4" x 14.4"), showing man at left in shell jacket with M1860 Cavalry saber and revolver holster on belt, middle wearing frock coat with the scabbard of the M1860 cav. saber on his belt and holdi... > Item Details
Herbert Hoover ANS
Lot # 107 - Herbert Hoover ANS
Hoover, Herbert Clark (1874-1964). Thirty-first President of the United States (1929-1933). ANS, 4.5" x 5.5" Herbert Hoover stationery, August, 1954, n.p. Note reads, Dear Friend, Bear with me for not especially acknowledging your gracious message. The thousands of these makes that physically i... > Item Details
48 Star American Flag Purportedly From Patton's 3rd Army,
Lot # 161 - 48 Star American Flag Purportedly From Patton's 3rd Army,
cotton muslin, approx. 5 x 9', with stars machine appliquéd on both sides, 2 brass grommets on hoist. Reinforcing square in upper left canton. Valley Forge Flag Co. stamped on hoist. Printed card with flag 48 Star U.S. Regimental Flag from an armored regiment in Patton's 3rd Army. 48 stars became o... > Item Details
Longfellow, Henry, <i>The Belfry of Bruges</i>, First Edition from Eugene Field Library
Lot # 118 - Longfellow, Henry, The Belfry of Bruges, First Edition from Eugene Field Library
Longfellow, Henry W. Cambridge: John Owen, 1845 on wrapper which is bound in; 1846 on tp. 16mo, bound in half-leather with marbled paper, endpapers matching, gilt on 5-band spine, 149pp. With Eugene Field and Nov. 1892 in blue ink on ffep. William Butts is suspicious of this notation, since the blue... > Item Details
Sixth Plate Tintype of Boy on Tricycle
Lot # 151 - Sixth Plate Tintype of Boy on Tricycle
image of a boy in a hat posed on a tricycle, looking pouty; in full floral embossed paper case. > Item Details
Oklahoma Land Rush Boudoir Card Photograph
Lot # 197 - Oklahoma Land Rush Boudoir Card Photograph
On a brown mount, no photographer or publisher imprint, with Oklahoma handwritten in ink in the upper left of the photograph, showing ten men at a camp on the plains, with a wagon, tents, and permanent buildings in view. One man stands next to a horse and three hold young fawns on leashes. > Item Details
Two Fine Western U.S. Photographs of Early Agriculture,
Lot # 192 - Two Fine Western U.S. Photographs of Early Agriculture,
includes a ca. 1890,unmounted, 6 x 8" image, titled in negative Clawson Shearing Crew at Rob Roy Shearing Pens and Sheep Shearing Newcastle, Wyoming in inked manuscript on verso. AND a ca. 1890 warm-toned gelatin print titled on verso Thrashing. Abilene, Kans. > Item Details
Armed Mexican Revolutionary Soldier on Horseback Photograph
Lot # 196 - Armed Mexican Revolutionary Soldier on Horseback Photograph
anonymous cabinet card sized photo on a mount that has had the borders trimmed, showing a Mexican Revolutionary on horseback. > Item Details
Civil War-Era Thermoplastic Soap Dish
Lot # 49 - Civil War-Era Thermoplastic Soap Dish
3.25" diameter, 1.5" high; brown thermoplastic case emblazoned with U.S.N., an anchor, and stars surrounded by Perry and Lawrence's famous cry Don't Give Up The Ship; inside of top half contains a tarnished mirror held in place by a rubber ring molded Manufactured by the Novelty Rubber Co., New Brun... > Item Details
Washington Fire Society Constitution, Newburyport, MA
Lot # 124 - Washington Fire Society Constitution, Newburyport, MA
Full title: Constitution and Laws of the Washington Fire Society, in Newburyport; Instituted, January, 1806. Later printing, since it includes amendments dated 1818. 16mo, in orange paper wraps, 9 numbered pages. Last 2 pages list of members. Fire has long been a fear of city-dwellers. One need only... > Item Details
ITEMS 1-20 of 20
SKIP TO PAGE: