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<b>With Louisville, Kentucky imprint</b>

(1826-86) Nicknamed "Black Jack." He served in the Mexican War as a lieutenant of Illinois volunteers; and was perhap's the Union's premier civilian general during the Civil War. Elected to the U.S. Senate in 1858 and 1860, he attended the Democratic National Convention in Charleston as a supporter of Stephen A. Douglas. After fighting at 1st Bull Run, he returned to Illinois to recruit the 31st Illinois Infantry of which he was commissioned colonel. An instant success as a field commander, he saw action at Belmont, and Fort Donelson where he was wounded. Promoted to rank of brigadier general, Mar. 21, 1862, and major general Mar. 13, 1863, he fought at Corinth, Shiloh, Vicksburg, the Atlanta campaign where he was wounded again, and the 1865 Carolina's campaign. After the war he returned to politics and served as congressman or senator from Illinois almost uninterruptedly until his death. He was greatly involved in veteran's affairs and was instrumental in founding Memorial Day.

Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Half view in uniform with rank of major general. Backmark: D.C. Bettison, Photographer, Main Street, below Second, Over Telegraph Office, Louisville, Ky., with 2 cents G. Washington revenue tax stamp. Light age toning and wear. Very fine.  

Relic card with 6 brass pins recovered from the wreck of the Georgiana. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, with illustration of a sailing ship at the bottom, and an anchor at the top. The imprint on the card reads: Relics Recovered from the Wreckage of the Confederate S.S. Georgiana. She was the most powerful Confederate cruiser ever built, and her loss was considered the end of a dream. Very fine.

The Georgiana was a Confederate blockade runner built in 1862 and launched in 1863. She was sunk after a desperate chase on the night of March 19, 1863, while attempting to run past the Union Blockading Squadron near Charleston, South Carolina. Her cargo contained supplies that were manufactured in England. Confederate marine relics are considered rare and quite desirable. 


<b>Story of Gus Schurman's Evolution From Bootblack to President's Son's Companion

Autographed by the famous boy bugler and drummer Gus Schurman!</b>

By a Special Contributor. Allen Sangree. 7 pages, plus covers, 5 1/4 x 9 1/4. Includes 2 additional full page photographs of Gus Schurman and Tad Lincoln in uniform. Beautifully signed in ink on the first page, "Compliments of Gus Schurman, 108 E. 104th, N.Y." The pages are loose, not bound. They show some very slight paper loss at the edges, and some light aging and wear. Overall they are in very fine condition. I'm not sure how rare this imprint is, but what I can tell you is that I've never seen one for sale before, and this particular one is nicely autographed. Very desirable!

Excerpt: "The pride of the First Division, Third Army Corps, was a drummer boy, named Gus Schurman. He is believed to be the youngest enlisted soldier of the Union Army alive today. Wherever veterans of the famous Red Diamond Patch foregather this boy- now a thoughtful, gray-haired man of fifty- is met with a wondrous cheering and accorded the seat of honor.

The story of Gus Schurman's evolution from a New York bootblack to companion of President Lincoln's son Tad in the White House is a bewitching gem of war narrative- the more interesting because of its historic accuracy. It is vouched for by documents in Mr. Schurman's possession, by the testimony of the surviving members of the Fortieth New York Regiment and by that of well-known veterans such as Gen. Daniel E. Sickles, who visited the White House at the period in question and was instrumental in having the drummer boy sent there. Mr. Shurman is now employed at the Custom House in New York, and is prominent in Grand Army Affairs.

In the early part of '61 Gus Schurman was drumming recruits in Chatham Square, to which honor he had arrived after vigorous training for two years at the Turnverein Hall in Orchard Street. His family being poor, Gus had left school and began to earn his living by working in a saw mill on Center Street, the boss there being Mr. Block, now proprietor of the Congressional Hotel at Washington. When work was slack Gus took his station at City Hall Park with box and brush and competed with the bootblack brigade at three cents a shine. In the Turnverein Hall he learned to drum so well that when war broke out he was taken into the Forty-second New York (Tammany Regiment). Being ill-treated there, he applied to the Fortieth, of which his father was a member, and over which Mr. Gilder, father of Richard Watson Gilder, was chaplain.

"Couldn't think of it," said Col. Riley. "You're too young!" Schurman was only eleven then. When he said "no," he relates, "I began to cry and turned away from the tent, but my father went and spoke to Col. Riley, when he called me back and made me take a drum. All the men began to laugh because the drum was nearly as big as myself, but nevertheless the colonel said I would do, and I guess in all the world at that moment there was no one as happy as I."

The Fortieth, known as Mozart, left Yonkers for Washington on July 4. Though they did not get to Bull Run, they witnessed the retreat, and through the battles of Seven Pines, Malvern Hill and all the skirmishes of that disastrous peninsular campaign, the Fortieth braves bore an important part until finally the Northerners' retreat turned into mad flight.

The story continues by telling how young Schurman became fighting Phil Kearny's personal orderly and bugler, accompanying the one armed general until his tragic death at Chantilly, Va.; how he met President Lincoln, Mrs. Lincoln, and their youngest son Tad; how he became Tad's playmate and was invited to stay with the Lincoln family in the White House; how he met Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth while staying in Washington; and how he was suddenly called back into active field service in time to join the Union army for the epic battle of Gettysburg.

Another excerpt: "Gus Schurman's life at the White House ended as abruptly as it began. With the aid of Mrs. Lincoln the two boys arranged an entertainment for the benefit of the hospitals. The audience consisted mostly of soldiers from a Pennsylvania Bucktail regiment, who were guarding the Capitol building. The price of admission was ten cents. Just as Mr. Lincoln entered the room a mud-stained courier arrived telling of Lee's advance north, and in a moment all was confusion. Among the messages which now came in every few moments, was one from Gen. Sickles ordering his bugler to the front immediately, and before midnight struck Gus Schurman, once more back in regimentals, was hurrying on to Gettysburg."         

Civil War patriotic imprint with beautiful illustration of George Washington with banner above, "Beware of Traitors," American flags and shield below, and the slogan, "The War For The Union," at right. Light staining. 5 1/2 x 3.

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CDV General John A. Logan $150.00


Relics From The Confederate Blockade Run


Gen. Phil Kearny's Bugler


Beware of Traitors, George Washington

Civil War patriotic imprint with ornately designed full color vignette of American flags, shield and stars with the motto UNION within interlocking chain at the bottom. 5 3/8 x 3 1/4.

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Indian wearing headdress with the year 1863 on the obverse. Not One Cent within wreath on the reverse. Fine.  

<b>With Nashville, Tennessee imprint</b>

(1816-1870) Graduated in the West Point class of 1840. Brevetted for gallantry in the Mexican War. One of the ablest Union commanders during the Civil War, he saw action at Mill Springs, Shiloh, Corinth, Perryville, Stone's River, Franklin & Nashville. However, his finest moment probably came during the battle of Chickamauga. His heroic stand on Horseshoe Ridge earned him the sobriquet of "The Rock of Chickamauga."

Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Seated view in uniform with rank of brigadier general holding his sword. Backmark: Thos. J. Merritt's Photograph Galleries, 42 & 44 Union St., Nashville, Tenn. Age toning and wear. Scarce pose.  

Opinions of Star Players and Managers. 4 pages, 3 1/2 x 6, imprint, with illustration of a baseball player in uniform in a batting pose on the front page. 

Connie Mack.

Mr. Connie Mack, manager of Philadelphia Baseball Club of the American League which holds the world's championship of 1910, '11, '13, and the American League pennants of 1902, '05, says of the tobacco habit:-

"There is very little cigarette smoking among our baseball boys. We find that those players who smoke never amount to a great deal in the profession, and I would say that this goes for all professions. It is my candid opinion, and I have watched very closely the last twelve years or more, that boys at the age of ten to fifteen who have continued smoking cigarets do not as a rule amount to anything. They are unfitted in every way for any kind of work where brains are needed. Players, for instance, who should otherwise have continued in the game until they were at the age of thirty or thirty five, have had to get out years before their time, as the poison of cigarets getting into their system has unnerved and weakened them so that they were utterly unfit for the duty they had to perform. No boy or man can expect to succeed in this world to a high position and continue the use of cigarets."

Branch Rickey.

Branch Rickey, the manager of the St. Louis Browns of the American League, is a total abstainer. Mr. Rickey says:- 

"I have never used profane language; neither do I smoke, chew, or drink."

Hugh Jennings.

Mr. Hugh Jennings, manager of the Detroit American League Baseball Club. "The cigarette habit is one of the worst habits a man or boy can fall into. It has a dangerous effect upon the constitution, and will eventually bring a man into declining health. I am pleased to say that Ty Cobb, the greatest player in the country; Sam Crawford, Jean Dubuc, Veach Laden and others, do not use cigarets."

Home Run Baker.

The star batter of the Philadelphia Athletics, "Home Run Baker," says:-

"I never did drink nor smoke.  If any youngster wants advice from one who does not mean to preach, here it is: Leave cigarets and tobacco alone and don't touch booze now or at any time. Mine is the total abstinence platform for both liquor and tobacco."

Walter Johnson.

Walter Johnson, the world's greatest pitcher, does not drink, smoke nor chew, and goes to bed early.

More content. Choice condition. Very desirable temperance tract with the opinions of star players and managers of professional baseball circa early 1900's. Several of the men who participated in this tract are now members of the elite Baseball Hall of Fame.



1863 Civil War Patriotic Token, Not One $15.00


CDV General George H. Thomas $125.00


Temperance Tract, Baseball vs Cigarets a $35.00

<b>Written by a prominent Confederate States Postal Officer regarding the war and Lieutenant Colonel Wharton J. Green of North Carolina who was captured at Gettysburg!</b>

5 1/4 x 10, in ink, written by Willis F. Riddick.

<b><u>Richmond, [Va.], Aug. 18th, 1863</b></u>

Miss Addie,

Esmaralda, [Plantation]

Intently engaged in business, having no social enjoyments my ear pained with every day's report of the enemies depredations- their outrages and wrongs to our people- stealing and destroying their property- depriving them of everything held dear and sacred by them- and of the disloyalty of some of our own people- your letter of the 3rd inst. was cheering indeed reminding me of some liars I think I saw a long, long time ago.

"When life looks lone and dreary,

What light can dispel the gloom?

When time's swift wing grows weary,

What charm can refresh his plume?

Tis the smile and kindness of woman."

Then how grateful ought I to feel that there is one who will occasionally spend a few minutes in relieving the strained physical and mental energies- diverting the mind from unpleasant things to those that are interesting and agreeable- cheering the full and weary hours- making lighter the duties of my position and shedding a gentle light around me. She should be highly prized, being truly valuable above all price.

And how pleasant ought it to be to her who knows she has the power to effect so much- to do so much good? It surely must afford her an inward satisfaction of which the world knows not and encourage her to exert her purifying, healthful and reviving influence in cheering the dull and lonely hours of a poor man whenever she has the opportunity to do so. 

Altho a prisoner, I am glad to know the Col. is well and your Aunt intended trying to visit him. I hope she has been able to do so and that he will soon be exchanged. I shall watch out for and continue to inquire about him. If I hear anything from him you shall hear immediately. [This paragraph refers to Lieutenant Colonel Wharton J. Green, who was captured during the battle of Gettysburg, Pa., in July 1863. See below for more information].

Have you been to see Mary Lizzie yet? Give me all the news- whatever you may have saw and heard. I must say I want to see you very much.

Yours truly, &c,

W.F. Riddick

Light age toning and wear. Very nicely written letter with some excellent content.

The letter writer, North Carolinian Willis F. Riddick, was one of four men appointed to high officer in the Confederate States Postal Service in North Carolina in 1861. On May 20, 1861, the state of North Carolina passed an ordnance of secession and on May 27, 1861, the state entered the Confederacy. On June 1, 1861, the Federal postal system was ordered to cease operations in the Southern States. Mr. Riddick was later order by Confederate Postmaster General John H. Reagan to Richmond, Va. where he was serving the Confederate government at the time he wrote this letter.

Esmaralda, where this letter was sent, was the Warren County, North Carolina plantation home of Lieutenant Colonel Wharton J. Green.

The recipient of this letter I believe was Addie Burr, a cousin of Lieutenant Colonel Wharton J. Green.

<u>Wharton J. Green</u>: (1831-1910) He was the son of Texas Revolution general Thomas Jefferson Green, the grandson of U.S. Senator Jesse Wharton, and the cousin of Confederate General Matthew Whitaker Ransom. Instructed by private tutors; he attended Georgetown College, Lovejoy’s Academy, Raleigh, N.C., and the United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.; studied law at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, and at Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn.; was admitted to the bar in 1854 and commenced practice in Washington, D.C. He was engaged in agricultural pursuits in Warren County, N.C., in 1859; and at the commencement of the War Between the States he enlisted in the Confederate service in 1861, and was commissioned lieutenant colonel, in the Second North Carolina Battalion; afterwards he served on the staff of General Junius Daniel when he was wounded and taken prisoner at the Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863, and spent the rest of the war as a prisoner at Johnson's Island Prison. After the war he served as a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1868, 1872, 1876, and 1888. He was the first president of the Society of Confederate Soldiers and Sailors in North Carolina, and was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth U.S. Congresses, serving from March 4, 1883 to March 3, 1887.

Family story of Wharton J. Green and his negro man servant Guilford during the War Between The States:

This is taken from "Recollections and Reflections; An Auto of Half a Century and More" by Wharton J. Green. Presses of Edward and Broughton Printing Company, 1906.

It is the heartwarming story of one of Warren County's early leading citizens and his former slave and lifelong friend, identified here only as Guilford. 

The anecdote begins after Lieutenant Colonel Wharton J. Green has been captured and finds himself as a prisoner of war. 

"Just before leaving the camp a laughable incident occurred at my expense. My body-servant Guilford, who had belonged to me for years before, and has been with me ever since, began blubbering on a high key. In reply to the question of some of the Federal officers: "What are you crying about?" he said: "You are taking Marse Wharton off to jail where he will have to take care of himself, and the Lord knows that he never did know how to take care of himself." A few days after that he was a party to an exchange, probably the first and last in which two of his race participated. Burnside coming on board one day, sent for me, remarking: "Colonel, your negro man is bothering me to death to let him go with you to prison, and to get rid of him I have brought him over with me and turn him over to you. I will take it as a favor if you will induce your War Secretary to give me up mine, who was captured at Bull Run." The arrangement was duly effected. I venture to give another anecdote of this faithful servant and devoted friend, who was afterwards captured with me in the wounded train on the retreat from Gettysburg. After General Burnside had returned to shore, Guilford requested me to move to the rear of the vessel out of earshot of others, which was done. Coming up, he looked around suspiciously to see that no one was near by, and then began mysteriously: "Marse Wharton, I have a piece of information that might be of great service to our folks if you are exchanged before going to prison." He then proceeded to tell me that the day before, on his daily visit to the Commanding General to press his request to be allowed to go to prison with me, the latter said he couldn't see him then as he was busy, but to come back later and we would hear what he had to say. Then the following: "As it was rather warm I took a seat on the ground, at the back of his headquarters, and soon saw a number of big generals coming up and, as I supposed, entering. My curiosity was aroused to know what was going on, so, shutting my eyes as if asleep, I kept my ears open and on the stretch, for I soon gathered that it was a counsel of war, as I believe they call it, and were talking about where to strike us next. General Foster, as I took him to be, was for moving on Norfolk at once and taking it on the land side, while their ships should make a pretense by water from Old Point. All the small-fry generals thought that a good plan, but General Burnside upset it, when he up and spoke and said: 'Gentlemen, we have got to starve these people into submission, and here's how I think it can be done. Eastern North Carolina is the corn-crib of the so-called Confederacy, and if we hold the key, they cannot get into it. Therefore, my advice is, let us take Newbern and hold it as the base of operations.' It is needless to say his counsel prevailed." Commending him for his connected story, I told him that when we were sent home on parole, as was now pretty well settled would be the case, my hands and tongue would be tied, but that his would not, and gave him this command: "When you get to Norfolk, call on our old Colonel, Sol Williams, of the Twelfth, and repeat to him in confidence what you have told me, and ask him to take you to General Huger and vouch for your reliability; or if he is not there, to our old Captain, Ben Wade, of the Warren Guards." This was done, and General Huger praised him highly for his report, saying that he would send it at once by special messenger to the War Office. I am unadvised if this was ever done, but do know that the battles at Newbern and above were fought a few days later on. .."

"He passed into my possession by purchase from my cousin, General M. W. Ransom, who he has ever believed, and will die believing, was the biggest man that ever set foot in our State, "always excepting Marse General Jackson, who everybody knows was the best judge of good horses, good hounds, game cocks and game men, that ever lived, Marse Jeff Davis, Marse Robert Lee, and General Forrest, coming next." Such was the report given long afterwards by one of the best men that ever lived in the world, Dr. Frank Patterson, as the two old night owls would sit over the midnight camp fire discussing men, measures, and metaphysics, when the rest of the camp would be wrapped in slumber. It is needless to say that his pre-eminent hero was not he of the foot cavalry, but the one of the cotton bales, both being of kindred taste and proclivities, that is, he and Guilford. .."

"To recur to the transfer of ownership, let it be said that it was the outcome of simple charity on both sides. He had, inadvertently, fallen in love with Melissa, my wife's dressing maid and needle woman, and as the two plantations lay in separate counties, it was a more difficult feat than Leander's for man and maid to get a glimpse of each other until the Gordian knot was cut in manner stated, and eight or ten grown up and well-to-do children attest the honesty and sincerity of their devotion through near half a century. By such change of proprietary possession, a faithful servitor and devoted friend fell to my lot, while my honored kinsman could but feel well content that he had received as equivalent the biggest purchase money in all probability ever paid for "he brother in black" in our State, if not in any other... "

Other Sources: Biographical Dictionary of the United States Congress, and Family History.



Unused, 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 linen postcard, with full color illustration of American flags, and a bronze table with a bust view of President Abraham Lincoln and the words to his immortal Gettysburg Address which was delivered at the dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery, on November 19, 1863. Descriptive text on the reverse: This Bronze Tablet has been erected on the old Wills Building in the Public Square at Gettysburg. In this house, then a private residence, Abraham Lincoln prepared his Address which was delivered the following day when the National Cemetery was dedicated. Lincoln's Gettysburg Address is considered one of the masterpieces of English literature. Excellent Gettysburg/Lincoln item.  

Civil War imprint with illustration of a female figure holding sickle, with wheat, corn and pumpkin and imprint below, "Thy God shall be my God. Ruth 1. 16." This is the front panel of an envelope with the back flap still attached. Imprint on the reverse, Tract House, 929 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, with illustration and the following quote, "The soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David." I Sam., xviii. I." 5 1/8 x 3. Light staining and wear. Uncommon.

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Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Bust view of Yankee officer wearing single breasted uniform coat with shoulder strap visible. No imprint. Three George Washington, 1 cent U.S. Inter. Rev. tax stamps on the reverse. Scattered staining and wear.

1863 Confederate Letter From Richmond, V


President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg A $4.95


Thy God Shall Be My God


CDV Union Civil War Officer

Equestrian statue of George Washington on horseback with the slogan, "First in War, First in Peace," and the year 1863 on the obverse. The motto, "Union Forever" with American shield, flags and wreath on the reverse. Very fine.  

Civil War patriotic imprint with the above slogan in large letters across the top. Light staining. 5 1/4 x 3. Scarce.

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(1820-1891) Graduated #6 in the West Point class of 1840. Rising to be one of the Union's most renowned military leaders, Sherman saw action at 1st Bull Run, Shiloh, Chickasaw Bluffs, Arkansas Post, Vicksburg, Missionary Ridge, Atlanta, the infamous March to the Sea, and the 1865 Carolina's campaign. He received the surrender of Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston's army at Greensboro, N.C., on April 26, 1865.

Portrait engraving of General Sherman in uniform with rank of major general. 2 3/8 x 4 card. Major-General W.T. Sherman is imprinted on the reverse. Light age toning and wear. Very fine.  

20th Century Gettysburg Battlefield Souvenir. Useful information for Veterans, Patriots, Tourist, and the Great Army of Generous Youth, in whose Souls the Stirring Reminiscences of the Battle of Gettysburg Find a Place. Luther W. Minnigh, The Gettysburg Guide and Lecturer. Author of "Gettysburg; What They Did Here." Headquarters of the Gettysburg Hotel. Also Connected with the Holtzworth Bros. Battlefield Livery. Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 1901. 3 3/4 x 6, 20 pages, illustrated booklet, with map of the Gettysburg battlefield, history of Gettysburg, The Gettysburg National Park, Federal Regiments and Batteries, Confederate Regiments and Batteries, Composition of Federal Army at Gettysburg, Federal Divisions, Brigades, Regiments and Batteries by Corps, Confederate Divisions, Brigades, Regiments and Batteries by Corps, Federal Losses by Corps, General Summary of Casualties, Confederate Losses by Corps, Federal Corps Commanders, Federal Division Commanders, Federal Brigade Commanders, Federal Losses by States at Gettysburg, Confederate Corps Commanders, Confederate Division Commanders, Confederate Brigade Commanders, The National Cemetery, Prominent Strategic Points of Interest, and more. Also includes full page advertisements from some prominent Gettysburg merchants among them W.H. Tipton, the famous Gettysburg Battlefield Photographer. Very nice Gettysburg imprint.

1863 Civil War Patriotic Token, George W


The Great Rebellion of 1861


CDV General William T. Sherman


Gettysburg Battlefield Souvenir

Sixth plate tintype in full thermoplastic case. Half view of a New York Infantryman wearing a kepi with reversed regimental numerals visible. I'm not 100% sure what the second numeral is, but the first one is definitely a "4." The second numeral is either a "0," an "8" or a "9," so this Yankee soldier served with the 40th New York Volunteers, the 48th New York Volunteers, or the 49th New York Volunteers, all good regiments. The reason I know that he is a New York soldier is because he is wearing a (reversed) "S.N.Y." belt plate. He is also wearing a 9 button frock coat with shoulder tabs, holds his musket with fixed bayonet at his side, and has a bowie knife, possibly a Sheffield, and a pistol tucked inside of his belt. The tintype shows light scratching and scuffing and some surface blemishes. The image has some obvious condition flaws, however, the content is extremely desirable being a triple armed Yankee soldier, with regimental numerals on his kepi and an S.N.Y. belt plate. It comes complete with brass mat, keeper and glass, and is displayed in a full thermoplastic case with velvet liner and scroll design. This is illustration #321 in the excellent reference book, "Union Cases, A Collector's Guide To The Art Of America's First Plastics," by Clifford and Michelle Krainik, with Carl Walvoord. Very reasonably priced.  

<b>Killed in the battle of Reams' Station, Virginia

War Date Endorsement Signed</b>

Edward P. Brownson was commissioned captain in the U.S. Army as Aide-de-Camp, on June 3, 1862. He was killed in action on August 25, 1864, in the battle of Reams' Station, Va.

<u>War Date Endorsement Signed</u>: 4 x 5 1/2, piece of a muster out roll, signed in ink. Muster-Out-Roll Of 2d Lieutenant Frederick Boland, 72nd Pa. V.[ols]. Office Comsy. Musters, 2d Corps, Sept. 18, 1863. Approved, Edward P. Brownson, Capt. & A.D.C., U.S.A. Light age toning and wear.

Frederick Boland, was a 26 year old resident of Philadelphia, when he enlisted on May 18, 1861, as a private and was mustered into Co. D, of the 19th Pennsylvania Infantry, a 90 days regiment, and was mustered out of this regiment on August 29, 1861. He was then mustered into Co. K, of the 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry. He was promoted to 2nd lieutenant, May 1, 1863; 1st lieutenant, September 10, 1863; captain, June 30, 1864; and was mustered out of the Union army on August 24, 1864, at Philadelphia. 

WBTS Trivia: During Frederick Boland's term of service in the 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry, they lost 31 killed on the bloody battlefield of Antietam, and at Fredericksburg, the 72nd Pa. again suffered considerable loss. At Gettysburg, where they arrived on the evening of the first day, July 1, 1863, General Winfield S. Hancock commanded the corps, General John Gibbon the division, and General Alexander S. Webb the brigade.  They went into position on the left center, immediately behind the 69th and 71st Pennsylvania Regiments, just below the crest of the hill. 

Although they were not heavily engaged in the second day's battle, they suffered grievously on the third day, both during the great artillery duel, and in Pickett's historic charge. They lost 46 killed and a proportionate number in wounded. [Source: The Union Army, Vol. 1].     


(1803-65) Appointed a midshipman in 1815. He fought prominently during the Mexican War, operating on the Pacific coast where he quickly showed his skill as a naval combat commander, taking or destroying thirty enemy ships and clearing the Gulf of California in the process. Du Pont transported Major John Fremont’s troops to San Diego, where they captured the city. Du Pont then continued operations along the Baja coast, including the capture of La Paz, and burnt two enemy gunboats in the harbor of Guaymas under heavy fire. He led the main line of ships that took Mazatlán on November 11, 1847, and on February 15, 1848, launched an amphibious assault on San José del Cabo that managed to strike three miles inland and relieve a besieged squadron, despite heavy resistance. He was given command of the California naval blockade in the last months of the war and, after taking part in further land maneuvers, was ordered home. Du Pont served most of the next decade on shore assignment, and his efforts during this period are credited with helping to modernize the U.S. Navy. He studied the possibilities of steam power, and emphasized engineering and mathematics in the curriculum that he established for the new United States Naval Academy which he was appointed superintendent of. He was an advocate for a more mobile and offensive Navy, rather than the harbor defense function that much of it was then relegated to, and worked on revising naval rules and regulations. After being appointed to the board of the United States Lighthouse Service, his recommendations for upgrading the antiquated system were largely adopted by Congress in a lighthouse bill. Du Pont was appointed commandant of the Philadelphia Naval Yard in 1860, and expected to retire in this post, but the outbreak of the Civil War altered not only his plans but the course of history. When communication was cut off with Washington at the start of the Civil War, Du Pont took the initiative of sending a fleet to the Chesapeake Bay to protect the landing of Union troops at Annapolis, Maryland. In June 1861, he was made president of a board in Washington formed to develop a plan of naval operations against the Confederacy. He was appointed flag officer serving aboard the steam frigate Wabash as commander of the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, leading from Norfolk, Virginia the largest fleet ever commanded by an American officer at that time. On November 7th, Du Pont led a successful attack on the fortifications at Port Royal harbor in South Carolina. This victory enabled Union naval forces to secure the southern waters of Georgia and the entire eastern coast of Florida, and an effective blockade was established. Du Pont received commendations from U.S. Congress for his brilliant tactical success, and was appointed rear admiral on July 16, 1862. Towards the end of 1862, Du Pont became the first U.S. naval officer to be assigned command over armored "ironclad" warships. Though he commanded them ably in engagements with other ships, they performed poorly in an attack on Fort McAllister, due to their small number of guns and slow rate of fire. Du Pont was then given direct orders from the Navy Department to launch an attack on Charleston, South Carolina which was the site of the first shots fired in the Civil War with the fall of Fort Sumter and the main area in which the Union blockade had been unsuccessful. Though Du Pont believed that Charleston could not be taken without significant land troop support, he nevertheless attacked with nine ironclads on April 7, 1863. Unable to navigate properly in the obstructed channels leading to the harbor, his ships were caught in a blistering crossfire, and he withdrew them before nightfall. Five of his nine ironclads were disabled in the failed attack, and one more subsequently sank. The Secretary of the Navy, Gideon Welles, blamed Du Pont for the highly publicized failure at Charleston, and made him the scapegoat. Du Pont himself anguished over it and, despite an engagement in which vessels under his command defeated and captured a Confederate ironclad, he was relieved of command on July 5, 1863, at his own request. Though he received the help of Henry W. Davis, a U.S. Congressman from Maryland, to get his official report of the incident published by the Navy, an ultimately inconclusive congressional investigation into the failure essentially turned into a trial of whether Du Pont had misused his ships and misled his superiors. Du Pont's attempt to garner the support of President Lincoln was ignored. However, subsequent events vindicated Du Pont's judgment and capabilities. A later U.S. naval attack on the city failed, despite being launched with a significantly larger fleet of armored ships. Charleston was finally taken only by the invasion of General Sherman's army in 1865. Du Pont died on June 23, 1865.

2 3/8 x 4 card, with portrait engraving of Dupont holding his naval cap. Com. Dupont is printed below his portrait. No back mark. Light age toning and wear. 


(1831-88) A prominent Civil War commander, he graduated in the West Point class of 1853. Appointed brigadier general of volunteers, Sept. 13, 1862, and major general, March 16, 1863. Fought in the battles of Perryville, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, the Shenandoah Valley and Appomattox campaigns, to name but a few. Sheridan also saw action against the Plains Indians in the 1870's.

2 3/8 x 3 3/4 card, with portrait engraving of "Little Phil" in uniform with rank of brigadier general. Gen. Sheridan is printed below his portrait. No back mark. Light age toning and wear.

Tintype, Triple Armed New York Infantrym $550.00


Autograph, Captain Edward P. Brownson


CDV Admiral Samuel F. Dupont


CDV General Philip H. Sheridan

By Bruce Catton. Published by Doubleday & Co., Inc., Garden City, N.Y., 1953. Hard covers, dust jacket, 438 pages, index, maps. Very good. A thrilling book written by the legendary Civil War author Bruce Catton! This is the third book of Catton's trilogy of the war. 

This is the story of the last desperate, heartbreaking, cruel year of the Civil War. In the winter of 1864, the Army of the Potomac stood at the crossroads. The old army, fired with the spirit of men who had joined out of love of country and who had long since become disillusioned, was gone. The new army, made up of mercenaries, bounty jumpers, and a hard core of seasoned and embittered veterans, had lost sight of its original goal of radiant victory and had become a ruthless machine of war. Its leader was General Ulysses S. Grant, a seedy little man who instilled no enthusiasm in his followers and little respect in his enemies.


Opposing Grant and the Army of the Potomac was Robert R. Lee, the last great knight of battle. He was a god to his men and scourge to his antagonists.

The stage was set. Somehow everyone knew that from now on there would be little glory in victory; little pity in defeat. With unmatched brilliance, Bruce Catton takes the reader through the battles of the Wilderness, the Bloody Angle, Cold Harbor, the Crater, and on through the horrible months to a moment at Appomattox. He makes Grant, Meade, Sheridan, and others come alive in all their feelings and triumphs and humanness.

For the writing of "A Stillness at Appomattox," Mr. Catton won the National Book Award for distinguished non-fiction, the citation for which reads: "Mr. Catton has combined historical accuracy with poetic insight to present the story of the Army of the Potomac in the final year of the Civil War. Writing from the point of view of the citizens who found themselves soldiers he has reaffirmed the great American tradition of a peace loving people who, faced with necessity, can also produce greatness in war."   Matched set of four vintage leather golf club head covers c1950. These covers are of the finest quality, hand sewn of the finest supple dark blue leather. Each cover measures 10.5 inches long and is in excellent condition. One head features both numbers 2 and 5 so that either can be used. This item is on display in our gallery at Clock Tower Antiques Center and can be seen in-person by visiting 824 E Main Street Branford, CT 06405. For hours of operation visit: .....If you wish to browse our entire inventory please go to also offer a consultation service,..... as well as an online price guide at Connecticut residents and 

buyers picking up in Connecticut add 6.35% state sales tax. 

Buyers outside the USA are responsible for any taxes, tariffs 

or customs that might apply.  <b>Preserved</b>

Indian with headdress surrounded by stars on the obverse. George Washington on horseback on the reverse with the slogan, "The Federal Union It Must Be Preserved," with the year 1864. Extra fine.  

<b>The Bloody Route From Fredericksburg to Gettysburg</b>

By Bruce Catton. Published by Doubleday & Co., Inc., Garden City, N.Y., 1952. Hardcover with dust jacket. 416 pages, index. Maps on the inside of both front and back covers. The dust jacket shows some  light wear and edge chipping. However, it comes with a clear archival book cover which prevents further damage and makes the dust jacket stand out very nicely. The book has a very tight binding and it is a very fine clean copy. A thrilling book written by the legendary Civil War author Bruce Catton! This is the second book of Catton's trilogy of the war. 

In those critical months between the autumn of 1862 and midsummer of the following year, the eventual outcome of the Civil War was determined by the Army of the Potomac. After a bloody massacre at Fredericksburg, an aimless and muddy march up and down the banks of the Rappahannock, and a catastrophe of confusion at Chancellorsville, this army took a firm stand on the hills to the west of a small Pennsylvania town called Gettysburg and finally turned the fortunes of war against the Confederacy.

Here is the exciting story of this Army of the Potomac, of the people in it, and of the nation it defended. Of enlistees, volunteers, and bounty men alike, who fought like fiends during each engagement but swapped coffee and tobacco with the rebels between skirmishes. And of three generals in command during this crucial period: Burnside, "who meant so well and did so badly," Hooker, a soldier's soldier who improved rations but was surprised into a disastrous defeat, and Meade, who took over only three days before the decisive battle of Gettysburg.

Full of human interest stories which bring history to vivid life, this panorama of an army and of a nation at war introduces such unheralded notables as the New York businessman turned soldier who invented "Taps," Vallandigham, copperhead candidate for governor of Ohio, who was one of President Lincoln's "hottest potatoes," the army laundress, Annie Etheridge, who brought hot coffee and hardtack to men on the firing line, and Private Patrick Maloney who bodily seized and captured a Confederate general.

From letters and diaries, official records, reports, and reminiscences, Bruce Catton has written history in its most exciting form, a veritable cinematic account of one desperate phase in one desperate war, the bloody, muddy, tortuous route that the Army of the Potomac plodded to victory.

The Army of the Potomac: A Stillness at


Matched set of four vintage leather golf $250.00


1864 Civil War Patriotic Token, The Fede


Glory Road

7 1/2 x 9 1/4, in ink, written by John M. Price.

<b><u>Warrenton, [N.C.], August 26, 1864</b></u>

Dear Col.,

Ever since I returned home from Weldon I have been enquiring to purchase the horse that I spoke to you about, but I have not been able to get him.  Mr. Granger the gentleman the horse belongs to has declined to sell but I will keep trying to get one for you.  Our county is very scarce of horses and what is here is put up to a top notch price, so many young men of our county joining the cavalry service.

Hoping you have recovered from your sickness, I will come down to see you as soon as our troops get the Petersburg & Weldon R. Road cleared.  I am anxious to go to Petersburg, Va. to see my son Thos. R. Price. [1]  He was in the fight last Sunday but come out safe.

My regard to Col. Armstead.

Respectfully yours,

John M. Price 

Light staining, age toning and wear. Archival tape repairs on the reverse.

[1] Thomas R. Price, was an 18 year old postman from Warren Co., N.C., when he enlisted as a corporal on March 19, 1862, and was mustered into Co. C, 46th North Carolina Infantry. He was promoted to sergeant on May 21, 1862; third lieutenant, on February 9, 1863; 2nd lieutenant, March 10, 1863; he was wounded in action on August 25, 1864, in the battle of Reams' Station, Va.; he was captured on April 8, 1865, at Petersburg, Va., and confined in Old Capitol Prison, Washington, D.C.; transferred to Johnson's Island prison, Ohio, on April 21, 1865; took the oath of allegiance to the United States on June 19, 1865.  



Civil War patriotic imprint with illustration of George Washington and the above slogan. Light staining. 5 3/8 x 3 1/4.

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<b>Killed at Chantilly, Va. in 1862</b>

(1815-62) During the Mexican War, in 1846, his company served as escort for commanding General Winfield Scott during the advance on Mexico City, and at Churubusco his left arm was shattered necessitating amputation. For his gallant conduct here he was brevetted major. In 1859 Kearny went abroad and served in Napoleon III's Imperial Guard during the Italian War. He took part in every cavalry charge at Magenta and Solferino with the reins of his horse clenched in his teeth. When the Civil War broke out he hurried home and was one of the first brigadier generals of volunteers appointed. He was assigned to command the "New Jersey Brigade," part of Gen. W.B. Franklin's division. He fought in the 1862 Virginia Peninsular campaign, rising to division command. At the close of the 2nd Bull Run campaign, on Sept. 1, 1862, at Chantilly, Va., he was killed. Respected by officers of both the North & the South, his body was sent through the lines under a flag of truce by Gen. Robert E. Lee. The originator of the "Kearny Patch," the forerunner of the corps badge, he was termed by Gen. Scott as "the bravest man I ever knew, and a perfect soldier." High praise indeed! He also earned the sobriquet, "Kearny The Magnificent." Kearny's own motto was, "It is sweet and fitting to die for one's country."

Half view portrait in uniform. Name and rank are printed on the front mount. No backmark. 2 3/8 x 3 7/8. Light wear and age toning. Very fine.


Wreath design with Liberty and the year 1863 on the obverse. Union within wreath on the reverse. Very fine.

1864 Letter Written From North Carolina $150.00


One of the Rebels, George Washington


CDV, General Phillip Kearny


1863 Civil War Patriotic Token, Liberty

Civil War patriotic imprint with illustration of Charles Carroll with the above imprint. 5 3/8 x 3 1/4. Light staining.

Charles Carroll was a wealthy Maryland planter and early advocate of American independence from Great Britain. He served as a delegate to the Continental Congress, was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and was the first United States Senator for Maryland.

***See our Patriotic Imprints section to read more information about this item.     

Liberty surrounded by stars and the year 1863 on the obverse. Army & Navy within wreath with crossed sabers on the reverse. Very nice chocolate color. Extra fine.   Measuring approximately 17 inches square with bright color and good evidence of age and period use yet remaining solid with no tears or repairs, this vintage set of Signal Corps flags will display nicely as companion to any period military grouping.  While we believe they date no earlier than 1870s / 1880s their bright yet obvious age with good evidence of period use will complement any group display from Civil War through the American Indian Wars and Spanish American / Philippine Insurrection.  A tough item to find on today’s collector market.  <B>Don't forget to give our search feature a try</B> for special wants. A simple <B>key word</B> in lower case works best. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!

 All in pleasing attic found condition with no cracks, repairs or major condition issue yet with the charm of age and period use in the form of a chip or so at the mouth and age crazing, primarily to the inside glaze, our photo illustrations will do best to speak to the condition of this attractive remnant of the abolition movement in pre Civil War America.   Standing approximately 9 3/8 inches to the top of its figured handle, this scarce antique American yellow ware pitcher depicts the major events and characters of Harriet Beecher Stow’s 1852 powerful anti-slavery work <I>Uncle Tom’s Cabin</I>.   Depicted around the body of the pitcher are Uncle Tom on the auction block with a weeping woman and child at his feet.  An auctioneer plies his wares to potential buyers.   On the opposite side is the figure of <I>Liza</I> escaping across the frozen Ohio River with <I>little Harry</I> in her arms.  Cruel overseer <I>Simon Legree</I> is close behind with whip in hand.  Un-marked as to maker, the now quite rare period domestic copy of a more finely rendered and, in its day, much more expensive English pitcher of the same design, this domestic example satisfied demands for a less expensive and more practical counterpart.  Likely these less refined American yellow ware examples saw much heavier use than their more purely decorative cousins resulting in their extreme scarcity today.  An outstanding piece of antique Americana, this rare old just pre Civil War American yellow ware pitcher emanated from the remains of a small country historical society collection as evidenced by a small hand applied inventory number on its base.   A fortunate circumstance as otherwise the piece would likely not survived in its wonderfully pure and untouched condition.  <B>Buy with confidence! </B><I>  We are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales!</B> <I>Just send us a courtesy  e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly.</I>  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!

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One of the Rebels, Charles Carroll of Ca


1863 Civil War Patriotic Token, Army & N


antique SIGNAL CORPS FLAGS $225.00


period ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’ - American YE $425.00

  Sometimes seen as one or two individual letters, this classic set of wooden printer type in bold vintage font contains <U>all the letters of the alphabet</U> plus <B>&</B> and <B>!</B>.  Carved from 15/16 inch thick rock maple blocks, each letter is 1 5/8 inch high in a bold Civil War vintage font as was popularly utilized in printing those wonderful old broadsides of the period.  This scarce set will go in well in any period grouping and will display especially well with a period recruiting or advertising broadside. As with <U>all direct sales</U>, we are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with refund of the purchase price upon return as purchased!</B>  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !

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 Sawed to size (18 x 8 x 9/16 inch thick) from seasoned Maine white pine, then stenciled on one side, these panels were then stacked and sent along to the <I>box- shop</I> with corresponding plain pine panels each cut to proper size.  Here workers would assemble the rough cut panels to fabricate wooden crates and boxes for containment of all manner of goods.  Side panels for standard size containers frequently utilized pre stenciled decoration with a place left for later addition of the end user’s name or content identification.  The bold figure of a steam powered <I>side-wheeler</I> with its American flag fluttering from the stern was a popular figure in the patriotic 19th century. We have a small number of all original antique stenciled <I>side-wheeler</I> box panels and are offering them here individually priced for the collector / decorator who would like one.  Recovered from the pine wood scraps of a turn of the century country<I>box shop</I> cleanout, these period panels remain in fine untouched condition with a wonderful honey age patina and clearly period stenciling.  Wonderful Americana decorators seldom encountered in such nice condition ! <B>Buy with confidence! </B><I>  We are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales!</B> <I>Just send us a courtesy  e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly.</I>  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !  

Civil War patriotic imprint with full color vignette of an eagle in flight carrying an American flag with Union & Liberty spelled out in stars and stripes letters at upper right. Light staining. 5 1/2 x 3 1/4.

***See our Patriotic Imprints section to read more information about this item.   

Liberty surrounded by stars with the year 1863 on the obverse. American shield and wreath with the motto, "Our Country" on the reverse. Very nice chocolate color. Extra fine.

Earlier 1800s through Civil War era - Le $195.00


c. 1800s SIDE-WHEELER decorated pine box $45.00


Union & Liberty


1863 Civil War Patriotic Token, Our Coun

Presidential campaign of 1864 General McClellan medal. Bust view of McClellan in uniform with Maj. Gen. Geo. B. McClellan, U.S.A. on the obverse. The motto, "The Hope Of The Nation" within wreath design is on the reverse. Large size medal that measures about 1 1/4 inches in diameter.  

Ninth plate ambrotype of Union artilleryman in uniform with shoulder scales, kepi with artillery insignia and holding sword at his side. Piping on his coat has been tinted red to designate the artillery branch of the service. Shoulder scales, artillery insignia, sword and buttons have been tinted gold. Comes in a full case with keeper, glass and a patriotic brass mat with American flags, cannon, drum, etc., and the motto, "The Union Now And Forever.   Pair of original orange Mid Century Modern Herman Miller armchairs circa 1950 in very good condition. Each fiberglass chair measures 18 inches to the seat, 24 inches deep, 32 inches to the back and 23 inches wide. The Herman Miller impressed name is on the bottom. These iconic chairs are super comfortable and strong. This item is on display in our gallery at Old Saybrook Antiques Center and can be seen in-person by visiting 756 Middlesex Tpke Old Saybrook, CT 06475. For hours of operation visit: .....If you wish to browse our entire inventory please go to We also offer a consultation service,..... as well as an online price guide at  Vintage folk art still life painting of fruit by Kevin Paulsen. Kevin Paulsen is a noted and accomplished American classical vernacular artist. He studied at the Kansas City Art Institute, lived and worked in Nantucket, MA, and now resides in Kingston, NY. His quirky style references Rufus Porter trees, frakturs and theorems, and Marc Chagall figures. His work is in several notable collections. The frame measures 51.5 inches high x 49 inches high x 2 inches deep. The painting measures 48 inches wide x 33.5 inches high x 1 inch deep. Acrylic on plaster over foam.Signed lower right K Paulsen 04 .....If you wish to browse our entire inventory please go to We also offer a consultation service,..... as well as an online price guide at

Major General George B. McClellan, The H


Ambrotype, Union Artilleryman With Sword


Pair of original orange Mid Century Mode $1600.00


Folk art still life painting of fruit by $16500.00

The Ancient Chappel adjoining to the Bishops Palace at Hereford, Vetusta Monumenta. Lettered above image top right corner: "Vol. I. P. XLIX", within image below frame top centre with "1737" and the title, on ribbon hanging from frame on left: The Western Front of the Bishops Chappel / call'd St. Magdalen's.", on ribbon hanging from frame on right: "A Plan of the Chappel / underneath St. Magdalen's.", on ribbon on bottom of frame in centre with information about the building over three lines, and below coat of arms outside frame: "Sumptibus Soc. Antiquar. London. 1738."; lettered on plan of chapel with dimensions.. The chestnut frame measures 18 x 20 inches and the engraving measures 12 x 15 inches. The condition is quite good with just some minor foxing. There is another copy of this in the British Museum, acquired in 1850......If you wish to browse our entire inventory please go to We also offer a consultation service,..... as well as an online price guide at  Fannie Burr impressionist landscape oil painting on canvas circa 1880. The frame measures 22.5 x 16.5 inches and the painting measures 20 x 14 inches. This is among the finest of Fannie Burr's landscapes. The treeline is silhouetted against a sophisticated palette of subtle pinks and yellows in the sky and pinks and greens in the meadow foreground. The colors shift with the light of the day. Fannie Burr (1858-1931) was born into Monroe, CT's most prominent family. Her father was a very successful farmer. She attended and graduated from Mt Holyoke College and the Yale School of Fine Arts, and studied at the Art Students League in NYC. These accomplishments were very rare for a young woman in those days. Listed in Who Was Who in American Art by Peter Falk. Exhibition at the New Britain Museum of American Art New Britain CT. Catalogue of work produced by The Connecticut Gallery Inc......If you wish to browse our entire inventory please go to We also offer a consultation service,..... as well as an online price guide at  

Civil War patriotic imprint with full color vignette of a spread winged eagle with American shield and banner with the slogan, "Love One Another." UNION is in stars and stripes letters at upper right. Published by J.T. Hawley, Cincinnati. Light staining. 5 1/2 x 3 1/4.

***See our Patriotic Imprints section to read more information about this item.    

Sixth plate tintype of Union soldier sporting a goatee beard and wearing a  uniform coat with shoulder tabs, and U.S. oval belt plate (reversed in image), pistol and bowie knife can be seen sticking out of his belt. Comes in a half case, with brass mat, keeper and glass. Typical wear.

The Ancient Chappel adjoining to the Bis $550.00


Fannie Burr impressionist landscape oil $4500.00


Union, Love One Another


Tintype, Double Armed Yankee Wearing U. S $425.00

American flag with the motto, "Stand By The Flag" and the year 1863 on the obverse. Cannon with the slogan, "Peace Maker" on the reverse. Fine.  

American shield with anchor, New York, and the year 1863 on the obverse. Edw. Scharf, 14 & 16 Division St. on the reverse. Very fine.  Early Queen Anne oak drop leaf swing leg dining table circa 1725-40. Tapered legs ending in pad feet. Very good condition, original surface with great patina.There are some old repairs which is typical to see on true period tables like this one. This table is a very hard to find larger size, it measures 27.25" high, 53.5" long, 17.75" wide with the leaves down, and 55.5" wide with the leaves up. Each leaf is 19.5". The table easily seats six, and is easy to sit at because of the swing leg design. Gateleg tables are difficult to use, because the extra legs are stationary and tend to get in the way. This table has seen many meals over its 250 year lifespan. This item is on display in our gallery at Old Saybrook Antiques Center and can be seen in-person by visiting 756 Middlesex Tpke Old Saybrook, CT 06475. For hours of operation visit: you wish to browse our entire inventory please go to We also offer a consultation service,..... as well as an online price guide at  1934 Parlons Francais Dessins de Paul Iribe Le Le'mion magazines(32 of 37) along with 41 issues of Le Temoin by Paul Iribe in hard case: 1-29; 40-42; 44-47; 2 copies of 66; and 67-69 (spans 12/10/33-6/30/35, orig. total publ. 69 Note: 69 total were published but 48-56 were a larger size. Signed inside the cover. Paul Iribarnegaray was born in Angoulême, France in 1883, of Basque parentage. Iribe received his education in Paris. From 1908 to 1910 he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts and the College Rollin. At age seventeen Iribe provided illustrations for the popular L’Assiette au Beurre and also contributed drawings and caricatures for French satirical papers such as Le Rire, Sourire, L'Assiette au Beurre and La Baïonnette. His reputation grew, and it was said, "no one could sketch an event more tellingly." He was one of a talented group of like illustrators including George Barbier, George Lepape, George Martin, and Pierre Brissaud. Their modernist style, informed by both the vitality of the revolutionary art movements of the era, and by the flat planes and minimalism identified with Japanese painting served to revitalize the popularity of the fashion plate. See for more information of Iribe......If you wish to browse our entire inventory please go to We also offer a consultation service,..... as well as an online price guide at

1863 Civil War Patriotic Token, Stand by


1863 Civil War Merchant Token, Edward Sc


Early antique Queen Anne oak drop leaf d $3900.00


1934 Parlons Francais Dessins de Paul Ir $1700.00

Antique Japanese Imari gilt enamel charger. Late Edo to Meiji period, circa 1860-70. Unusual asymetric design with mythical bird, serpent, and auspicious symbols. Surface shows gilt and enamel loss but no chips or cracks. Measures 16.5 inches across. .....If you wish to browse our entire inventory please go to We also offer a consultation service,..... as well as an online price guide at  Set of 9 green and clear glass Baccarat stemware in excellent condition. Signed on the bottom with the Baccarat acid etched stamp. Each glass measures 7.75 inches high. ....... If you wish to see all the items we carry go to our main website We also have a consulting service, along with an online antiques price quide  

Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Chest up view of a Yankee soldier in uniform sporting a thick mustache and goatee beard. Backmark: Campbell & Ecker, Photographers, 407 Main Street, Louisville, Ky., with 2 cents blue George Washington U.S. Inter. Rev. tax stamp. Very sharp image. Excellent. This image came in a 31st Iowa Infantry cdv album with the majority of the soldiers in the album fully identified, although this soldier was not identified.


The 31st Iowa Infantry Regiment received much praise for its noteworthy conduct seeing much action during the Civil War. Among its battle honors were Vicksburg, Arkansas Post, Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge, Ringgold, Resaca, Dallas, Big Shanty, Kennesaw Mountain, Roswell, Decatur, Atlanta, Jonesboro, Savannah and the Carolina's campaign.   

<b>United States Congressman from Pennsylvania</b>

(1821-1885) Born in North Berwick, York Country, Maine, he moved to Philadelphia in 1836; and was engaged in mercantile pursuits; moved to Johnstown, Pa., in 1855, and became general manger of the Cambria Iron Co.; also served as president of the local gas and water company, 1860-84, and was president of the First National Bank of Johnstown, 1863-84; he was president of the city council for many years; elected as a Republican to the Fortieth and Forty-First Congresses (March 4, 1867 to March 3, 1871); was the chairman of the Committee on Manufacturers (Fortieth and Forty-First Congresses); and  commissioner to the Paris Exposition of 1878.

<u>Signature With Place</u>: 5 3/8 x 3, in ink, Danl. J. Morrell, Johnstown, Pa.  Light age toning. Very fine.

Japanese Imari gilt enamel charger late $750.00


Set of 9 Baccarat green and clear wine g $650.00


CDV, Union Soldier Photographed in Kentu


Autograph, Daniel J. Morrell $10.00

Indian wearing headdress with United States of America and 1863 on the obverse. American shield and One Cent within wreath design on the reverse. Fine.  

8 x 12, imprinted form, filled out in ink.

Invoice of Clothing, Camp and Garrison Equipage transferred by C.H. Gaubert, Capt. and Asst. Quartermaster, U.S. Army, at Lebanon, Ky., to H.S. Palmer, 16th Ky. Inft., March 29th, 1864. For ten camp kettles that are in new condition. Signed, C.H. Gaubert, Capt. & A.Q.M. Very fine. Uncommon regiment.

Charles H. Gaubert, enlisted on March 24, 1864, as a captain, and was commissioned into the U.S. Volunteers Quartermaster's Department. He was mustered out of the service on July 8, 1865.   

<b>The Odyssey of General George Brinton McClellan and the Army of the Potomac</b>

By Bruce Catton. Published by Doubleday & Co., Inc., Garden City, N.Y., 1951. Hardcover with dust jacket. 372 pages, index. The dust jacket shows some scattered light wear, there are a couple of small areas of paper loss and chipping at the edges, and a light stain on the back. The book has a very tight binding and it is a very fine clean copy. A thrilling book written by the legendary Civil War author Bruce Catton!

This is the story of Lincoln's famous Army of the Potomac during the early years of the Civil War, when it was under the command of dashing General George B. McClellan.

Clearly a man of destiny, McClellan quickly became obsessed- and the country and his troops shared his view- with the idea that he was divinely chosen as the instrument of the Republic's salvation. But he made two great mistakes: he failed to understand the President's problems with respect to the Army, and he gave weight to a caution, born of a real love for his men, which finally put a tragic period to his military career.

But the living story here, through the focus of McClellan's command, is that of the army itself. It is an account, gathered from diaries and letters and published reports, of the ordinary foot soldiers, who discovered that their skylarking, "picture-book" war was grim and deadly, as wars must ever be. "Mr. Lincoln's Army" never forgets- as histories frequently do- that the most important thing about a war is the men who fight it.    


7 1/2 x 10 1/2, imprinted form, filled out in ink.

Requisition for Ordnance and Ordnance Stores, for the use of Capt. Speed's Co., First Battalion N.C. Junior Reserves. Itemized account for .54 caliber rifles, waist belts, shoulder straps, cartridge boxes, cap pouches, gun slings and gun screws. Received at Camp Holmes, North Carolina, 27th May 1864. Signed twice by D.S. Speed, Capt. Commanding. Light age toning and wear. Very fine. Rare unit.

D.S. Speed was paroled on May 29, 1865 at Salisbury, N.C.

1863 United States 1 Cent Piece $25.00


16th Kentucky Infantry Invoice $20.00


Mr. Lincoln's Army


Requisition 1st Battalion, North Carolin

American shield with 1864 on the obverse. United States Of America and 2 Cents within wreath on the reverse. Large size which measures 7/8 inches in diameter. (about the size of a modern day quarter). Fine.  Early antique Delftware blue and white pottery frame with mirror early 19thc. This dresser mirror retains its original wood adjustable stand and back. Measures 17 inches high, 11.5 inches wide and 1.75 inches deep. One old line crack repair. ....... If you wish to see all the items we carry go to our main website We also have a consultant service, along with an online antiques price quide  

Unused patriotic envelope with vignette of John Bull, representing England, and a Southerner with Confederate bonds. The descriptive text reads: Those bonds will never do my friend, For Johnny Bull has said it. Go home, and mediate your end, Your thieving friends have d[amne]d your credit. Published by Brown & Ryan, N.Y.  

Unused patriotic envelope with large bust illustration of Colonel John W. Geary. Imprint at upper right, Col. Geary's Twenty-Eighth Regiment P.[ennsylvania] V.[olunteers. Col. Geary in script below his likeness. Published by Magee, Phila. Light age toning. Very fine. Desirable Pennsylvania regimental cover. 

<u>John W. Geary</u>: (1819-1873) From the age of 16 he had been a militia lieutenant and with the outbreak of war with Mexico, he was elected Lieutenant Colonel of the 2nd Pennsylvania Infantry, and took part in General Winfield Scott's advance from Vera Cruz to Mexico City. In the interval between the close of the Mexican War and start of the Civil War, Geary organized the post office system in California, served as the 1st mayor of San Francisco, and for several months was the territorial Governor of Kansas. On June 28, 1861, he was appointed Colonel of the 28th Pennsylvania Infantry and joined the command of General Nathaniel P. Banks at Harpers Ferry. He distinguished himself in several engagements and was wounded at Bolivar Heights, captured Leesburg in March 1862, was twice wounded at Cedar Mountain, and returned to action in time to command a division of the 12th Corps at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. Later transferred to the western army, he fought at Chattanooga, the Atlanta campaign and took part in General Sherman's celebrated March to the Sea. After the capture of Savannah, Ga., Geary was appointed it's military governor. His post war career saw him elected Governor of Pennsylvania in 1866, serving two terms.

1864 United States 2 Cents Piece


Early antique Delftware blue and white p $1600.00


Patriotic Cover, Those Bonds Will Never $15.00


Patriotic Cover, Colonel Geary's 28th Pe $25.00

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