[CIVIL WAR]. Two signed, war-date CDVs of Civil War Surgeon A.A.C. Williams, 2nd US Sharpshooters with family CDV album.

2 3/8 x 3 7/8 in. bust portrait CDV of A.A.C. Williams on cardtstock mount (few smudges to carte, light wear to edges and corners). Washington DC: Whitehurst Gallery, [1863]. Period inked identification on verso reads, in part: "A.A.C. Williams / Surgeon in Chief /2d USSS / Headquarters 2d US Sharpshooters / Camp near Falmouth Va / Army of the Potomac / April 4 1863." -- 2 1/8 x 3 5/8 in. full-length portrait CDV of A.A.C. Williams in uniform with saber at side on cardstock mount (small nick along top edge of mount, mount heavily clipped on both sides and bottom, partially affecting inscription on verso). [Washington, DC]: n.p., [1861]. Period inked inscription on verso reads: "To my darling Sister / 'Baby Belle' fro[m] / [H]er brother / A.A.C. Williams. / [Ca]mp Jackson D.C. / June 15th 1861."

[With:] CDV album with thermoplastic cover (wear to spine, heavy wear, clasp no longer working). Includes CDVs of five Williams family members and more than 30 CDVs featuring artistic renderings along with images of Italian landmarks in cities such as Rome and Venice. 

HDS indicates that A.A.C. Williams of Brunswick, Maine, enlisted as an Assistant Surgeon on 5/3/1861 and was commissioned into Field & Staff ME 1st Infantry. He mustered out of the regiment on 8/5/1861. Williams later joined the 2nd US Sharpshooters as an Assistant Surgeon rising to the rank of Surgeon in Chief. In an after battle report written by Captain Henry Dalton during the Chancellorsville Campaign, Dalton made special note of the services rendered by Williams: "My first surgeons, Drs. [George M.] Brennan and [A.A.C.] Williams, deserve special credit for the coolness displayed in going wherever the discharge of their duties, which often called them to the extreme front, demanded their presence. Dr. Williams, surgeon of my second regiment, was wounded by a ball passing through his arm, but he did not leave his duties for a moment."

Estimate: $200 - $300
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