June 20, 2013 08:00 PM EDT Cincinnati


6th Maine Soldiers, Six Identified CDVs

Three officers and three enlisted men, The first, a lithograph of Colonel Hiram Burnham, later Brig. General; KIA Fort Harrison, VA (9/29/64). An ink signed CDV by Brady of A. P. Buck, Lieut. & QM, 6th Maine. Buck joined as 2nd Lieut. 7/61; was “present” at Gettysburg; m/o 8/64. The next officer is tentatively identified in pencil as Major Frank Pierce, with E.H. McKenny, Biddleford, Me. imprint and blue-green two cent revenue stamp. The ID is questionable as Major Pierce was dismissed from service in February 1862, long before revenue stamps came into use.

Next is Sgt. John McGregor/Co. G., 6th Maine Inf., no back mark. McGregor enlisted 7/61; was “present” at Gettysburg; transferred to 7th Maine 12/63; transferred to 1st Maine Veteran Inf. 8/64; discharged for disability 7/65. A ninth plate tintype, the back covered with a period paper inscription that reads, Alonzo Bradley/Died in army/during Civil War. Bradley joined Co. A as Private 7/61; POW Centerville, VA (9/2/62), paroled; died in hospital (12/10/62).

Provenance:The Tom MacDonald Maine Civil War CDV Collection

Condition:CDVs near VG. with minor soiling. Tintype with good clarity is uncased with bends, abrasions, and lost emulsion upper right corner, about G.

Estimate: $400 - $500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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