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General Israel Putnam, Lithograph by Kellogg

Lithograph, 13.5 x 9.75 in., Hartford, CT: E.B. & E.C. Kellogg, n.d. Titled below image, "Genl. Israel Putnam. / The Iron son of '76' effecting his escape from the British Dragoons." Israel Putnam (1718-1790) was formally commended for his gallantry at the Battle of Bunker Hill and is remembered as one of Connecticut's most famous Revolutionary War soldiers. "Old Put" is featured here riding his horse down 100 stone steps at Horses Neck, Greeenwich, CT, in his daring flight from a group of British cavalrymen (pictured in the background) in February of 1779.

 

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Current Bid: $70
Required Bid: $80
Activity: 3 Bids
Estimate: $100 - $150

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Revolutionary War Manuscript Memorial of William Smith

Manuscript memorial for a Revolutionary War soldier, 7.5 x 12.5 in., 3pp. Memorial begins, "To the memory of William Smith Who was born in Scotland about four miles from the City of Edinburg [sic] and was taken into the family of (he was sent to school by) a gentleman whare [sic] he remained Untill [sic] he was about twenty years of age when he was taken on board of A British man of war (Where he remained about) five years when they came to the Island of Jamaica and while thair [sic] he became acquainted with the Captain of A vessal [sic] going to Boston who agreed that he would take him along." The memorial continues to detail how William escaped and arrived on his own in Boston in 1722, and ended up in Pine Plains in Dutchess County, New York working for a "Maj Husted" in exchange for room and board at his home.

When the conflict broke out between England and America, William, after declaring himself a Whig, raised a company of boys to whom he taught in the art of "the sword exercise and other military movements." William then joined the cause as a volunteer and marched under General Arnold to Quebec where he saw much bloodshed and retreated with his fellow soldiers. After returning to Major Husted's home for a while, he was recruited to enlist and served under General Washington at White Plains, enduring as many as eighteen battles in twenty-three days. William then served in the Battle of Brandywine and joined General Gates just before the taking of Burgoyne at the Battle of Saratoga. During the battle, "the collumn [sic] where he was came to the beyonet [sic] And he receaved [sic] a slight wound in the wrist and soon after a mustket Ball in the same arm." William was transported to the hospital at Albany for treatment of his wounds, and soon after recovering he went south to join General Lafayette at Valley Forge and fought at the Battle of Monmouth. William was able to survive the heat (which many men died of) by collecting water in his hat and drinking small amounts as he went along.   

William continued under Lafayette, who "continued to follow Lord Cornwallis's army Untill [sic] they pened [sic] him up at York Town..." William remained with his fellow soldiers until they were disbanded, having spent six years and three months in their service. William soon turned to heavy drinking, but after hearing the preaching of a Methodist minister, he turned from his sinful ways and dedicated himself to the "caus [sic] of religion." He then met a man by the name of Mr. Rows, with whom he lived for a number of years, peacefully employing his time in the garden "and raising fruittrees [sic]" until Mr. Rows died. Suffering poor treatment and a lack of funds under Mr. Row's son, William left in 1831 to returned to the Husted estate. 

The memorial ends at this point, leaving us without answers about William's life and whereabouts after 1831. A search into early residents of Dutchess County, New York, however did return a possible identification for the "Maj Husted" mentioned in the memorial: Major Ebenezer Husted, who bought a tract of two hundred acres in Stanford, Dutchess County, New York, in 1766.

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Required Bid: $225
Activity: 11 Bids
Estimate: $200 - $400

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War of 1812-Era Poem and Concert Broadside Featuring the "Battle of New Orleans"

Lot of 2, including 5.875 x 8.125 clipped page featuring the War of 1812-inspired poem "Yankee Management; / Or,....A Lesson for John Bull;" and 7.125 x 11.75 in. printed broadside announcing a concert given by "Messrs. Gilles and Mr. Etienne," during which the "Battle of New Orleans" will be "executed on the Piano Forte, / with Accompaniments of all the Military / Orchestra." Verso with ink inscription reading, "Messrs. Gilles & Etienne's / Concert - / Autumn 1816."

A few verses from the Yankee Management poem include: "You Parliament of England, / You Lords and Commons too, / Consider what you are about, / And what you mean to do. / You are now at war with Yankees, / I'm sure you'll rue the day, / You roused the sons of liberty, / In North America;" "The next your Indian allies, / You stil'd them by that name; / Until they turned their tomahawks, / Then your savages became, / By your mean insinuation, / They despised from their hearts; / And joined those sons of liberty, / Who acted well their parts;" and "Go tell your King and Parliament, / By all the world is known, / That British force by sea and land, / By Yankees are o'erthrown."

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Current Bid: $100
Required Bid: $110
Activity: 1 Bids
Estimate: $200 - $400

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Mexican War-Era Ninth Plate Daguerreotype of an Officer

Ninth plate daguerreotype of a distinguished young gentleman garbed in militia attire, ca 1840s-1850s, seated with a plumed shako by his side. An exceptionally clear image. Housed in full leather case.

 

 

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Current Bid: $190
Required Bid: $200
Activity: 12 Bids
Estimate: $200 - $400

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Sixth Plate Tintype of Confederate Sergeant Jesse Johnston, 3rd Kentucky Volunteers, Plus

Lot of 3, including a sixth plate tintype of Jesse C. Johnston (1844-1897). Johnston enlisted on November 7, 1861 and was appointed to the rank of sergeant in Co. D of the 3rd Kentucky Cavalry. His unit skirmished in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Georgia before participating in the Atlanta Campaign, the defense of Savannah, and the campaign of the Carolinas. Johnston was discharged on December 26, 1864, when his term of service expired.

Completed by two period documents, the first of which is a general affidavit, wherein Susan A. Johnston, Jesse's widow, claims that her husband contracted heart disease during his military service; the second document, a "Notice of Issue and Fees" from the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions, originally accompanied a voucher for receipt of Jesse's pension, August 1898.

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Current Bid: $60
Required Bid: $70
Activity: 2 Bids
Estimate: $100 - $300

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Civil War Quarter Plate Ambrotype of Civilian Posed with Military Kepi, Tentatively Identified

Quarter plate ambrotype of a gentleman sporting a mustache and mutton chops, seated in a studio setting holding a cane and military kepi. With period inked note included with the image tentatively identifying the subject as "Charles Teeple" or "Peeple." HDS lists give "Charles Peeples"; however two of the five "Charles Peeples" can be eliminated based on their (teenage) age. Of the other three, there is not enough information at present to derive a solid identification. An interesting civilian portrait with military appeal nevertheless. Housed in full case reinforced at hinge. 

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Current Bid: $50
Required Bid: $60
Activity: 3 Bids
Estimate: $75 - $300

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Civil War Daguerreotype, Ambrotype, and Tintypes of Soldiers, Many Armed, Lot of Seven

Lot of 7 cased images, including: 

Sixth plate daguerreotype of a mustached soldier wearing a cap and early, interesting Civil War coat, possibly mounted services. Scratch in plate, image is a bit faint, but details still visible. Housed in half case. 

Five tintypes, four of which are sixth plate tintypes of soldiers. Subjects include a rosy-cheeked soldier wearing a kepi and US belt buckle, displaying a European rifle musket, housed in full geometric thermoplastic case; octagonal portrait of a solder seated in a studio setting with backdrop depicting lines of tents. The soldier holds a British Enfield rifle in his right hand, and his full dress Hardee hat rests on the table to his left. Housed in full geometric octagonal thermoplastic case; loose tintype showing young soldier seated with what appears to be an Enfield rifle in his right hand and a knife/dagger tucked in his belt (some surface scratches on plate where mat would have been); and loose tintype with mat depicting a young soldier in full uniform, wearing a forage cap with branch unit and regimental numerals and US belt buckle. A bayonet handle can be seen tucked into the soldier's belt. Crackle like effect in surface of tintype. Accompanied by extremely clear ninth plate tintype of a handsome soldier, his cheeks lightly tinted pink, housed in full case. 

Uncased ninth plate ruby ambrotype of a mustached soldier wearing a very interesting forage cap with patch, possibly private purchase. Some discoloration in plate and small scratches. 

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Current Bid: $650
Required Bid: $700
Activity: 20 Bids
Estimate: $400 - $600

8

Tintype and Ambrotypes of Young Children Wearing Military-Influenced Clothing

Lot of 3 images, including 2 sixth plate ambrotypes, the first showing a young boy with a serious expression, his cheeks lightly tinted pink, wearing a vest and blue-tinted jacket with three rows of nine buttons, which are highlighted in gold. Housed in half case. The second ambrotype features a young lad wearing a dark jacket with buttons highlighted in gold, standing beside a table upon which a cap rests, similar in appearance to a kepi, although likely a civilian cap. The decorative tablecloth and boy's cheeks are hand colored. With paper label affixed lower right, which reads, "Patented May 27, 1856." Housed in half case with gilt border design. 

Accompanied by uncased quarter plate tintype of a sweet, rosy-cheeked little boy standing in a studio, his arm resting on the table beside him. The boy wears a gray jacket, plaid shirt, and short pants. 

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Required Bid: $70
Estimate: $150 - $250

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Civil War Ninth Plate Tintype and Ambrotypes of Soldiers

Lot of 3, including two ruby ninth plate ambrotypes and one ninth plate tintype of Civil War soldiers, each posed in a studio setting. Ambrotype of soldier with coiffed hair housed in leather portfolio-style case; ambrotype of soldier wearing kepi and sash uncased; tintype of seated sergeant with Smith and Wesson 2nd Army Issue revolver tucked in belt, which shows very fine contrast and clarity, housed in full case separated at hinge. 

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Current Bid: $100
Required Bid: $110
Activity: 6 Bids
Estimate: $100 - $150

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Civil War Tintypes of Infantrymen Armed with Rifled-Muskets and Bayonets, Incl. Outdoor Portrait

Lot of 2 tintypes, including:

Outdoor quarter plate tintype showing at least twelve soldiers posed together outside, each standing with rifled-musket and bayonet in hand, with a large home visible in the distance as well as what appears to be a line of tents. Housed in half case with some surface loss. Image is dark, but details still visible. 

Sixth plate tintype of a group of four infantrymen dressed in model 1855 hats, Civil War belt buckles and cap boxes, armed with their 1855 rifled-muskets with bayonets. Housed in half case. Very good condition overall. Housed in full case with some wear to surface, fully separated at hinge. 

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Current Bid: $225
Required Bid: $250
Activity: 2 Bids
Estimate: $400 - $600

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Civil War Quarter Plate Tintype of Armed Cavalry Sergeant

Uncased quarter plate tintype providing full-standing portrait of a Union cavalry sergeant posed with sword in hand, with his cap, jacket, buckle, shoulder and pant stripes, and sword handle highlighted in gold. A patriotic Civil War camp scene serves as the studio backdrop. Housed under mat with cover glass. 

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Current Bid: $110
Required Bid: $120
Activity: 2 Bids
Estimate: $200 - $400

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Sixth Plate Outdoor Tintype of Civil War Cavalryman on Horseback

Sixth plate tintype providing an outdoor view of a Union trooper mounted on horseback, his pants lightly tinted blue. The subject has turned to look directly at the camera. Stray pieces of lumber lay near the cavalryman. Additional horses can be seen in the top right portion of the frame. Housed in half case with some wear, partial separation of sides. 

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5 D, 1 h, 54 m, 57 s
Current Bid: $950
Required Bid: $1,000
Activity: 32 Bids
Estimate: $200 - $300

13

Civil War Photographs of Armed Soldiers, Including Half Plate Tintype and Large Format Albumen

Lot of 2:

Tintype, 4.5 x 5.5 in., featuring an intimate portrait of a soldier wearing a kepi, state jacket, and US belt buckle, with a pistol tucked in his belt and rifle in hand.

Albumen photograph, 5 x 7 in. (sight), under original mat, housed in period frame, 11.75 x 14 in. overall. A studio view of a Union soldier sporting a long beard, standing against a simple white backdrop, dressed in full uniform with a rifle and bayonet in hand. This appears to be a period copy image made from a tintype of the soldier. 

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Current Bid: $170
Required Bid: $180
Activity: 3 Bids
Estimate: $300 - $500

14

Civil War-Era CDVs of Southern Politicians, Incl. Letcher, Slidell, and Mason

Lot of 3 CDVs featuring Virginia Governor John Letcher (1813-1884), by A.A. Turner of D. Appleton & Co., New York; Louisiana politician John Slidell (1793-1871), with Anthony imprint on verso and ink identification on mount; and U.S. Senator James Murray Mason (1798-1871), by Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York. 

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Required Bid: $50
Estimate: $100 - $200

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CSA President Jefferson Davis and First Lady Varina Davis, Lot of Seven CDVs

Lot of 7 CDVs, including 3 portraits of Jefferson Davis, and 4 of Varina Davis, ca 1860s. Portraits of the Confederate States President present him standing in a dark suit, seated at half-length in a double-breasted jacket, and vignetted in uniform. Varina Davis represented in two different, full-length standing poses: in the first variation, she stands facing slightly to her left, with her hand resting on the back of a chair, and the second shows her wearing a formal dress before a verdant backdrop, with a fan in her right hand.

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Current Bid: $160
Required Bid: $170
Activity: 2 Bids
Estimate: $300 - $600

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CDVs of Civil War Generals and Admirals, Lot of 8

Lot of 8 CDVs bearing portraits of Civil War generals and admirals in uniform. Some are from life, while others are after illustrations, including a tintype CDV of Robert Anderson. Other subjects include James B. Ricketts, Samuel Francis Dupont, Jesse L. Reno, Ambrose Burnside, and Alfred Pleasonton. Several with backmarks of Mathew Brady and E & H.T. Anthony, and one bears the signature of John Wool on mount below photograph of the celebrated general, who wears epaulets and poses with a sword ("John E. Wool / Major General").

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5 D, 1 h, 58 m, 57 s
Current Bid: $160
Required Bid: $170
Activity: 13 Bids
Estimate: $100 - $200

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Autographed CDV of Civil War Civilian Soldier John L. Burns

Autographed CDV featuring a full standing portrait of an aged John L. Burns (1793-1872) wearing civilian clothing and balancing his standing flintlock musket in the crook of his arm, with painted backdrop visibly hanging on the wall behind him. Credited to P.S. Weaver, Hanover, PA, and signed, "John L Burns / Gettysburg / 71" on verso. 

Burns, a veteran of the War of 1812 and the Mexican-American War, was eager to support the Union during the Civil War despite his advanced age. As a resident of Gettysburg, he marched toward the field of battle on July 1, 1863, armed and ready to join the fight. After approaching Major Thomas Chamberlain and reporting to Colonel Langhorne Wister, Burns was sent to the McPherson Woods to fight with the 7th Wisconsin Infantry (and later the 24th Michigan Infantry). Burns served as a sharpshooter and was wounded at least three times during the battle, after which he was left by Union forces and found by Confederate forces. In a moment of quick wit and cleverness, Burns, having buried his ammunition, convinced the Confederates that he was a simple civilian attempting to get medical help for his sick wife.

Narrowly escaping death, Burns became a national hero and a symbol for Union bravery. President Lincoln even requested to meet Burns, and the two spent time together following Lincoln's Gettysburg Address on November 19, 1863. His legacy of heroism lived on in many ways after his death in 1872, including in the form of a monument placed on McPherson's Ridge and dedicated on July 1, 1903, on the 40th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.

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5 D, 1 h, 59 m, 57 s
Current Bid: $425
Required Bid: $450
Activity: 16 Bids
Estimate: $300 - $500

18

CDV of Vivandiere Mrs. Sidney Brown, by Gurney

Carte de visite of Mrs. Sidney Brown in vivandiere's outfit with drum, canteen, and 21st Regiment hat.  Verso with pencil identification, although subject is incorrectly identified as "Sedley Brown." While the CDV lacks a studio imprint, the portrait was produced by J. Gurney & Son, New York. Sidney Brown was an operator/artist (colorist) working at Gurney's address in the 1850s, and they quite possibly maintained a working relationship into the Civil War years.

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Current Bid: $110
Required Bid: $120
Activity: 2 Bids
Estimate: $200 - $300

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Civil War CDV of "Unfortunate Soldier," Benjamin Franklin, by Couch

CDV featuring a soldier with all four limbs amputated, standing with crutches and wearing civilian clothing. Credited to Couch, Delaware, OH, and with soldier's story printed on verso. Printed story identifies the "unfortunate soldier" as Benjamin Franklin, a man who "lost all his limbs by freezing while crossing the Plains from Fort Wadsworth, Dakota Territory, to Fort Ridgley, Minnesota..." Franklin sold photographs of himself in order to raise funds to support his family after the war. 

Benjamin Franklin Work, the given name of the man featured in this CDV, enlisted in Company F, 13th Iowa Volunteer Infantry, in December of 1861, and began serving in February of 1862. Work was wounded during the Battle of Shiloh in April of 1862, and was listed as a deserter shortly thereafter along with another Iowan soldier. Though it is unclear what exact path Work took between the time of his desertion and December of 1862, records indicate that he enlisted that month in Company L of the 1st Minnesota Mounted Rangers as "Benjamin Franklin." The following year, he joined the rising 2nd Minnesota Cavalry, in which regiment he conducted patrols in parts of Minnesota and South Dakota. It is during his service in this region that Franklin experienced the nearly fatal freezing episode that led to the amputation of all four limbs and his eventual designation as an "unfortunate soldier." 

Source: https://www.cross-countiesconnect.com/2016/05/gravestone-honor-for-benjamin-franklin-just-not-that-benjamin/

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Current Bid: $110
Required Bid: $120
Activity: 8 Bids
Estimate: $100 - $200

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CDV of Lieutenant Colonel Duncan Pell, Rhode Island 1st Infantry and US Volunteers Adj. General's Dept.

Side portrait view credited to Black & Case, Boston & Newport, RI. Verso with George Washington 3-cent revenue stamp. 

Bvt. Lt. Col. Duncan Archibald Pell served initially with the RI 1st Infantry after enlisting as a Private on 4/17/1861 at Providence. He mustered out on 8/2/61. On 4/4/62 he was commissioned into US Volunteers Adjutant General Department where he served for the remainder of the war. Pell served as an Aide-de-Camp on the staff of Major General Ambrose B. Burnside. He was promoted to Captain before being promoted to Brevet Major for his actions at Wilderness, then again to Brevet Colonel for gallant and meritorious conduct at Fort Stedman. He closed the war attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel by Brevet on 4/18/65. Pell died in New York in 1874.

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Required Bid: $50
Estimate: $100 - $300

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Civil War CDV Collection Featuring Union Officers, Plus, Lot of 9

Lot of 9, including an assortment of CDVs of Union officers and soldiers, many of whom are identified. Subjects appear both in uniform and civilian clothes and include Gilmore Medal recipient Captain Joseph Ackerman (ca 1835-1879) and Colonel Alexander Cummings McWhorter Pennington, Jr. (1838-1917). Also with a full-length standing portrait, approx. 1 x 2 in., of Sergeant George Eckendorff, Co. C, 191st Pennsylvania Infantry, mounted to a small piece of paper reading, "G. Eckendorff / Military Instructor / 1104 Sansom St. / Phila." During the Civil War, Eckendorff was wounded and taken prisoner at Weldon Railroad, VA. He died in captivity from his injuries at Salisbury, NC in 1864. Lot completed by a composite CDV showcasing "12 Views of the Great Armory of War," published by Anthony, New York, NY.

 

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Current Bid: $120
Required Bid: $130
Activity: 8 Bids
Estimate: $100 - $200

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Civil War CDV Album Containing Images of Soldiers, Some Identified, Incl. Private Orin C. Tiffany, 187th PA, KIA Petersburg

Leather album produced by Leavitt & Allen, New York, 5.25 x 6.75 in., with gilt initials "S.J.W." on the cover, containing 30 CDVs and CDV-sized tintypes, most of unidentified men, women, and children, with imprints of photographers operating studios in Maine, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania.

The album features 5 CDVs of soldiers in uniform, with at least 2 of the soldiers identified, including: Shoulder-length portrait of Orin C. Tiffany, as identified on mount verso, with imprint of Brown, Easton, PA. A second CDV featuring a full-standing view of who appears to also be Tiffany (although subject is unidentified) armed with a rifle bayonet is also included. Tiffany enlisted as a private at the age of 21 and was mustered into Co. G of the 187th PA Infantry in April 1864, but was killed two months later on June 18, 1864 at Petersburg, VA.

Shoulder-length portrait of a young captain lightly signed in pencil below portrait, "Your Friend, J. Howley." HDS lists a James Howley from Scranton, PA, who enlisted as a sergeant in April 1861 and mustered into Co. E of the 8th PA Infantry, mustering out in July 1861 at Harrisburg, PA. No further records are available, so this identification cannot be confirmed. 

Additional military cartes include a portrait of a bearded soldier wearing a IX Corps, 1st Division badge, seated beside a table upon which his military cap rests, with blindstamp of M.G. Trask, Bangor, ME; and an uncredited view of a first sergeant seated in a studio setting. 

Other highlights include a tintype of a four-piece band comprised of two men and two women, each holding a brass instrument; a tintype of four young women, one wearing a white sash; and a tintype of two precocious looking young boys, possibly twins. 

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Current Bid: $275
Required Bid: $300
Activity: 4 Bids
Estimate: $400 - $600

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Cabinet Card Signed by Union General and President of Military Commission Trying the Lincoln Assassination Conspirators, David Hunter

Cabinet card presenting Union General David Hunter in uniform. Imprint of Rice, Washington, D.C. on verso with Hunter's signature below: "Compliments / D. Hunter / U.S.A." 

An impassioned abolitionist, David Hunter (1802-1886) graduated from West Point in 1822 and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the 5th U.S. Infantry regiment. For many years, he was stationed in the northwest frontier, at Fort Dearborn, IL and quickly rose through the ranks. In 1860, during a stint at Fort Leavenworth, KS, Hunter began to correspond with Abraham Lincoln, and the two men forged a bond over their shared anti-slavery views. Early in the Civil War, Hunter was wounded at the First Battle of Bull Run in July of 1861. He was subsequently transferred to command the Department of the South, and in this capacity, memorably issued a controversial pronouncement, General Order No. 11, emancipating slaves in Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida and encouraging them to join Union forces in the fight against the Confederacy. President Lincoln quickly overturned the Order, however, out of concern for the political fallout in slave-holding border states. After the Civil War, Hunter served on the military commission that tried the conspirators involved in Lincoln’s assassination.

 

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5 D, 2 h, 5 m, 57 s
Current Bid: $200
Required Bid: $225
Activity: 1 Bids
Estimate: $400 - $600

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Civil War Cabinet Cards of Generals Published by John C. Taylor, Lot of 13

Lot of 13 albumen photographs of Civil War generals, each approx. 2 x 3.25 in., on cabinet card-sized mount with applied paper label identifying the subject and imprint, "1861-1865 - The War for the Union - Photographic History." Details relative to the photographic series are printed on mount verso, including the following: "A quarter of a century has passed away since the sun painted these real scenes of the Great War, and the 'negatives' have undergone chemical changes which makes it slow and difficult to work to get 'prints' from them. Of course no more 'negatives' can be made, as the scenes represented by this series of war views have passed away forever..." Published by John C. Taylor, Hartford, CT. 

Subjects include: Philip Sheridan; J.W. Geary; J.F. Reynolds; Hugh Judson Kilpatrick; Daniel Butterfield; H.W. Slocum; Joseph Hooker; George Sykes; George G. Meade; Daniel Sickles; A.A. Humphreys; D.B. Birney; and J.C. Breckinridge. 

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Current Bid: $300
Required Bid: $325
Activity: 1 Bids
Estimate: $600 - $800

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Post-War Cabinet Card of Berdan Sharpshooter Horace Warner with Experimental Rifle

Cabinet card of Warner wearing a suit and cradling an experimental rifle. Marked P.S. Ryder, Syracuse, NY. Dated on the verso in period ink “1887.”

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Required Bid: $100
Estimate: $200 - $400

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Stereoview of Robert E. Lee and Staff on Richmond, VA, Porch

Stereoview of Robert E. Lee with his son and another CSA officer, entitled on mount below image, "2088 Gen. Robert E. Lee. Gen. G.W. Lee, Col. Walter Taylor." From the "War for the Union / Photographic War History" series. Mount verso with printed information and credit to publishers, Taylor & Huntington, Hartford, CT. Additional handstamp on mount from the Patriot Publishing Company. 

A fine image of the aged general, with his eldest son, General George Washington Custis Lee, on the left and Colonel Walter Taylor on the right, taken at Lee's Richmond home on Franklin Street in April, 1865, not long after Appomattox. Mathew Brady made six negatives on the occasion, all are seldom encountered. Brady would later recount that there was little conversation, though Lee changed his position according to his directions. Brady had been present from the first battle of the Civil War at Bull Run until this "final" session, which completed his photographic coverage of the war, and this photograph is certainly one of his most celebrated images (See Meredith 1981: 60-65). 

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5 D, 2 h, 8 m, 57 s
Current Bid: $150
Required Bid: $160
Activity: 1 Bids
Estimate: $300 - $500

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Alexander Gardner Civil War Stereoviews of Confederate Dead at Gettysburg

Lot of 2 stereoviews, each on buff mounts with Gardner's 1863/1864 copyright line imprinted in the recto margin and printed paper labels on verso from Gardner's Photographic Incidents of the War series, bearing the titles "No. 235 Confederate Soldiers as they fell, near the centre of the battle-field of Gettysburg," and "No. 260 Confederate Dead on centre of battle-field of Gettysburg."  

Time Left:
5 D, 2 h, 9 m, 57 s
Current Bid: $300
Required Bid: $325
Activity: 5 Bids
Estimate: $400 - $600

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Dead Civil War Soldier at Devil's Den, Iconic Gettysburg Stereoview

Stereoview with verso handstamp of "Mumper & Co., Gettysburg, PA." This boulder-strewn hill was used by artillery and sharpshooters during the Battle of Gettysburg. Fighting was particularly intense on the second day - July 2, 1863.

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5 D, 2 h, 10 m, 57 s
Current Bid: $140
Required Bid: $150
Activity: 5 Bids
Estimate: $200 - $400

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Union General Daniel Sickles and Staff Stereoview

Stereoview with applied paper label on verso bearing printed title, "No. 1757. Maj. Gen. Dan'l. E. Sickles and Staff." Published by E. & H.T. Anthony, New York. With three cent internal revenue stamp on verso.

Sickles (1825-1914) was a controversial and colorful politician, a Union general in the Civil War, and diplomat. He was the first to successfully use a plea of "temporary aberration of mind" to win acquittal on charges of murder. He shot Philip Barton Key (February 1859), son of Francis Scott Key, because of attentions Key was paying to Mrs. Sickles. He also was instrumental in securing Central Park for New York in 1852. At the onset of the Civil War, Sickles raised the Excelsior Brigade, and rose through the Union ranks to commander of the 3rd Corps, until he lost half his troops and his right leg at Gettysburg, and subsequently his command.

Time Left:
5 D, 2 h, 11 m, 57 s
Current Bid: $100
Required Bid: $110
Activity: 1 Bids
Estimate: $200 - $400

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Civil War Photographs of Generals Julius White and Orlando Willcox with their Staffs

Lot of 2. Unmounted albumen photograph, 6.5 x 8.25 in., providing a view of Union General Julius White and his staff at camp, with penciled identification on verso and reference to "Handy," likely Levin Handy, who worked in Mathew Brady's studio.

Brevet Major General Julius White led a brigade at Pea Ridge and was later complicit and placed under arrest for the loss of Harper's Ferry in 1862. Reinstated January 1863, White was given command of a division in the 23rd Corps at Knoxville, then became Chief of Staff under Burnside until the Mine disaster ruined his career. 

Unmounted albumen photograph, 3 x 4.25 in., showing Brigadier General Orlando Willcox with his staff, posed together in a camp setting. Uncredited but possibly by Mathew Brady. 

Brevet Major General Orlando B. Willcox, CMOH '43, served as colonel with the 1st Michigan, and later brigade and division commander who received one wartime brevet for crossing the Rapidan and two post-war 1867 brevets for Spotsylvania and Petersburg. Willcox was awarded the CMOH in 1895 for his actions at 1st Bull Run. 

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