Lot of 25 stereoviews on yellow and orange mounts from E. & H.T. Anthony's "War Views" series, each with applied paper label bearing Anthony's imprint, image number and title, and (7) Brady negative credit on verso. Views include "Interior view of Ft. Moultrie, S.C., showing a large Blakely gun bearing on Morris Island," "'Swamp Angel,' Morris Island, S.C.," "Stockade on Morris Island, S.C., where the Rebel prisoners were placed under fire in retaliation for placing Union prisoners under fire at Charleston," "Panoramic view of Johnsonville, looking down the Tennessee River. The 1st Tenn. Col. Battery in the foreground," "Fort Saunders, Knoxville, Tenn., showing the point of attack by the rebel Gen. Longstreet," "Block house on the Knoxville and Chattanooga R.R. at Charlestown, Tenn. for the protection of the Hiawassa Bridge," and others. Notably, one view titled "Crutchfield House, Adams Express, and Cameron Hill, Chattanooga," bears additional verso ink inscription by Bardwell reading, "I put up at this hotel the night after I became a 'citizen,' Sunday October 9, 1864."
Lot also includes a stereoview on orange mount from J.B. Linn's "Lookout Mountain Views" series, with Linn's imprint and series list on verso. View titled "Chattanooga, showing Umbrella Rock."
Sergeant Henry J. Bardwell worked as a carpenter in Amherst, MA before enlisting as a private on September 7, 1861. Nearly two weeks later, he was mustered into Company "D" of the 27th Massachusetts Infantry, in which capacity he joined Burnside's North Carolina Expedition of 1862 (serving aboard the US Steamer Pilot Boy off Hatteras in February) and performed signal duty at the Battle of Fredericksburg that December. The following year, Bardwell was officially transferred to the US Army Signal Corps in August, and participated in the siege of Knoxville in November. After the war, he was a member of multiple GAR posts in Massachusetts and held office as a post commander in Boston before dying in June of 1923. Nearly all of the stereoviews in lots 115-123 are inscribed by Bardwell, including his name, a series number, and, in some cases, additional details about the featured scene.
Views with general wear and tear including surface soil, toning, and wear to edges and corners of mounts. Some views with heavier toning and/or stray marks, including "Block house at the Junction of the Knoxville & Atlanta R.R. 5 miles above Chattanooga" with rather noticeable, heavier markings to lower portion of right panel.
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