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CDV and Tintype of Amputees, Including U.S. Soldier Benjamin Franklin
Lot # 261 - CDV and Tintype of Amputees, Including U.S. Soldier Benjamin Franklin
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Albumen CDV imprinted identification on verso: Benjamin Franklin is an unfortunate soldier, who lost all his limbs by freezing, while crossing the Plains from Fort Wadsworth, Dakota Territory, to Fort Ridgley, Minnesota, in company with four others--was caught in one of those dreadful storms which frequently occur, and all of his comrades perished. He was eight days and seven nights without food or fire, and when found by two Indians was nearly starved to death. He is the only soldier in the United States without hands or feet, and is now trying to sell his Photos for the benefit of himself. / Price 25cts / Photo by Couch, Delaware, Ohio.

CDV-sized tintype of an unidentified man missing one arm, and appearing to also be missing the index finger on the other.
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1864 CDV of a Nebraska Hunter with His Dog and Shotgun
Lot # 263 - 1864 CDV of a Nebraska Hunter with His Dog and Shotgun
Backmark of photographer W.H. Lawton, Omaha, Nebraska, affixed with two-cent revenue stamp canceled Dec. 5, 1864. The man sits in front of a photographer's "outdoor" backdrop, holding a side-by-side double-barreled shotgun, with his hound at this feet.
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John C. Fremont ALS, Arizona Territory, February 1881
Lot # 307 - John C. Fremont ALS, Arizona Territory, February 1881
John C. Fremont (1813-1890).  "The Pathfinder"; Western explorer, U.S. Army officer in the Mexican-American and Civil War, Republican U.S. Senator from California, and that party's first nominee for president (1856).  ALS, 1p, 5 x 8 in., dated at Prescott, Arizona Territory, February 16, 1881, addressed to Edward W. Beck(?) of Western Union Co., New York, acknowledging delayed receipt of his most recent letter due to "storms in the mountains." Signed J.C. Fremont.
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Three Abraham Lincoln Prints
Lot # 348 - Three Abraham Lincoln Prints
Lot of 3, including a colored Currier and Ives print; an engraving by R. Whitechurch, and a framed Harper's Weekly print of Lincoln's funeral. 

Whitechurch lithograph approx. 5.5 x 75. in. Framed to a bit larger. With facsimile signature below.

Portrait by Currier and Ives with color. Approx. 99.25 x 13 in. (sight). Facsimile signature and typeset name below. Water stains at top.

13 x 17.5 in. print from Harper's Weekly, "President Lincoln's Funeral-Procession in New York City - [Photographed by Brady.]" Across the banners on the balcony at top is the line from the second Inaugural address, "With malice toward none, with Charity for all." No major staining evident.
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James A. Garfield & First Lady, Lucretia Garfield, Cabinet Photographs
Lot # 360 - James A. Garfield & First Lady, Lucretia Garfield, Cabinet Photographs
Lot of 2 albumen cabinet cards, including one of James A. Garfield, with his facsimile signature in the print, and one of his wife Lucretia Garfield, with printed identification in the print.
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Civil War Composite Image of Officers of the 92nd Illinois Infantry, Found in Rockford, Illinois
Lot # 102 - Civil War Composite Image of Officers of the 92nd Illinois Infantry, Found in Rockford, Illinois
20.75 x 26.75 in. overall, featuring 36 oval salt print portraits measuring 2.25 x 2.75 in., surrounding a central 4.375 x 6.375 in. oval salt print portrait of Col. Smith. D. Atkins, 92nd Illinois Mounted Infantry.  All other men are believed to be officers of the 92nd Illinois Mounted Infantry, but almost all the inked identifications on the mount have faded.

Smith Dykins Atkins (1836-1913) was a 25-year-old lawyer residing in Freeport, IL, when he enlisted on April 30, 1861.  He was commissioned a captain in Co. A, 11th Illinois Infantry, on May 14, 1861, and promoted to major the following February.  On September 4, 1862, he was made colonel of the new 92nd Illinois Volunteer Infantry, which would become the 92nd Illinois Volunteer Mounted Infantry.  In this rank, he was given command of infantry  brigades in the Army of Kentucky and Army of the Cumberland and cavalry brigades in the Army of the Cumberland and Military Division of the Mississippi, the last of which participated in Sherman's March to the Sea.  For his able leadership, Atkins was nominated brevet brigadier general by President Lincoln in January 1865, and brevet major general by President Johnson in 1866.  After the war he controversially married the daughter of former North Carolina governor David Swain, a Southern belle who he had met while commanding occupation forces in Chapel Hill, and returned to his hometown in Freeport where he served as editor of the local newspaper and postmaster, in addition to publishing his memoirs and Civil War histories.
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Michel Ney, Signed French Army Return
Lot # 319 - Michel Ney, Signed French Army Return
9.25 x 15.5 in. (sight), framed with a small lithograph of Ney. Dated 16 Jan. 1796. Rations for 58 men, including volunteers and servants. Framed to approx. 14 x 29 in.

Michel Ney (1769 - 1815), 1st Duke of Elchingen, was a military commander during the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars. He was nicknamed "the bravest of the brave" by Napoleon. He entered service in 1787, Napoleon appointed him one of 18 Marshals of the Empire in 1804, and he was often known as Marshal Ney.

He became a spokesman for the Marshal's Revolt of 1814, demanding Napoleon's resignation/abdication, and refusing to march on Paris. Napoleon refused to step down, and responded "the army will obey me!" to which Ney replied, "the army will obey its chiefs."

With the return of the Bourbons, Ney was promoted and made a peer by Louis XVIII. When Napoleon tried to return, Ney led the forces to stop him from marching on Paris. But Ney switched sides again, joining Napoleon at Auxerre in March 1815, and shortly thereafter was appointed to command the left wing of Napoleon's army. He was in command of the left wing at Waterloo. Without any support of the infantry or artillery, Ney's cavalry charge was doomed to fail, and some argued it was the reason for the defeat.

With Napoleon's defeat, Ney was arrested, tried, condemned and eventually executed by firing squad in December 1815. He was allowed to stand without a blindfold and give the order to fire.
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Autographed Book, <i>Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?</i>
Lot # 221 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Autographed Book, Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?
King, Martin Luther, Jr., (1929-1968).  Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?  New York: Harper & Row, 1967.  First edition.  8vo, half black buckram boards with dust jacket showing the Selma to Montgomery March, 209pp.  Signed in ink on front endpaper Martin Luther King Jr.
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Carlisle Barracks, Ca 1864, Two Albumen Photographs of Officers with their Families
Lot # 112 - Carlisle Barracks, Ca 1864, Two Albumen Photographs of Officers with their Families
Two CDV-sized prints tipped onto a 7.25 x 9.75 in. sheet.Vertical view shows five men, three in uniform, two in civilian clothes, and four women, plus a young man (maybe early teenager) on the front steps of what is likely the officers' quarters. A second view shows one couple from the first photo, altogether seven men, one in civilian clothing, and three women.
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