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Raised embossed vignette with spread winged eagle in gold, American flag, and excellent war time portrait of President Lincoln. Imprint below: Abraham Lincoln, Sixteenth President of The United States, Born Feb. 12, 1809, Inaugurated 1861 and 1865. Died April 15, 1865. 3 1/4 x 5 3/8. Mounted to thick card stock. Circa very early 1900's. Very nice.  

T-68. Richmond, February 17, 1864. Vignette at center of artillery horses pulling cannon and caisson with soldiers. C.S.A. Secretary of the Treasury, R.M.T. Hunter at right. Reddish network background. Intricate blue reverse with Ten in large letters. Small piece of the upper right corner is missing.  

T-72. Richmond, Feb. 17, 1864. Bust of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Printed on pink paper. VG.  

Civil War patriotic imprint with full color illustration of an American flag with a star design made of individual stars in the blue canton on the flag, and with a liberty cap on top. Motto below, "Or any other Man." 5 1/2 x 3.

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Abraham Lincoln Memorial Postcard


1864 Confederate $10 Note


1864 Confederate 50 Cents Note.


American Flag, Or Any Other Man

(1826-1905) Graduated from Hamilton College in 1847, became a lawyer in the 1850's, was one of the organizers of the Republican party in Connecticut, and also became the editor of the Hartford Evening Press.  At the outbreak of the Civil War, Hawley recruited the first company of the 1st Conn. Inf., and was commissioned its captain leading them in the 1st battle of Bull Run.  He became the lieutenant colonel of the 7th Conn. Inf. in Sept. 1861, colonel in June 1862, and on Sept. 13, 1864, brigadier general.  With his regiment he took part in the Port Royal expedition, the capture of Fort Pulaski, the battles of James Island and Pocotaligo, S.C., and the Florida expedition.  He commanded a brigade on Morris Island during the siege of Charleston, and in the battle of Olustee, Florida.  He then came north and became a brigade commander in Gen. Alfred H. Terry's division seeing action throughout the Petersburg campaign, and when Terry went to North Carolina, Hawley took over command of the division.  In 1866 he was elected governor of Connecticut, and in 1881 was elected to the U.S. Senate where he served until his death.

<u>Signature With Place & Date</u>: 6 x 2 5/8, boldly signed in ink, Jos. R. Hawley, Hartford, Conn., Mar. 30, 1880.   

<b>Signature With Rank</b>

(1821-1908) Born in Rogersville, Tenn., he graduated in the West Point class of 1842. During the Civil War he commanded the heavy artillery and water batteries at Belmont, Missouri, and was assigned to brigade command under General Leonidas Polk. He fought heroically in all the battles of the Army of Tennessee taking over the command of General Polk's Corps in 1864. He led this corps to the end of the war, being paroled at Greensboro, N.C., in May 1865. After the war he taught at Cumberland University, served as chancellor of the University of Mississippi, and was appointed commissioner of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park.

<u>Card Signature With Rank</u>: 4 x 1 1/2, in ink, Very respy. your obdt. servt., Alex. P. Stewart, Lieut. Genl. C.S. Army. Excellent.   

This is the front page of The New York Herald newspaper, dated New York, Friday, July 3, 1863. The headlines include: THE INVASION. Desperate Battle at Gettysburg, Pa., on Wednesday. The First and Eleventh Corps Engaged with Longstreet and Hill. Capture of General Archer and Staff and Six Thousand Rebels. Death of General Reynolds, Commander of the First Corps. Heavy Losses of the Eleventh Army Corps. Reports of a Fierce Battle and Union Victory Yesterday. Occupation of Carlisle by Our Troops. The Town Shelled by the Rebels, Who Are Compelled to Retreat. Interesting Accounts of the Recent Cavalry Battles. The Defenses of Baltimore Manned by Ten Thousand Armed Citizens. THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG. List of Casualties. Sketch of General Reynolds. Also includes two front page maps: THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG. Scene of the Battle of Wednesday, July 1. The Cavalry Fight. OUR OCCUPATION OF CARLISLE, PA. The Barracks and Gas Works Burned by the Rebels. Page 2 of the newspaper is on the reverse and has other war news. Wrinkle at top of paper, and it has been folded. Measures 15 3/4 x 23 1/4. Single sheet [with pages 1 & 2] of this historic New York newspaper with excellent Gettysburg battle news and two maps! Suitable for framing.    

<b>Negroes Hauling the Seine</b>

Authentic, original woodcut engravings that were published in Harper's Week. Captions: #1- Fort Porter, New York, Where The Second Buffalo Regiment Is Quartered. Sketched by A.R. Barton. 9 1/2 x 5 1/2. On the opposite side is #2- Hauling The Seine. 9 1/2 x 5 1/2. Although undated, I know that these illustrations were published in the September 28, 1861 issue of Harper's Weekly.

WBTS Trivia: The slaves in this illustration are using a method of fishing that employs a seine. A seine is a fishing net that hangs vertically in the water with its bottom edge held down by weights and its top edge buoyed by floats. Seine nets can be deployed from the shore as a beach seine, or from a boat as in this Harper's Weekly illustration.

Autograph, General Joseph Hawley


Autograph, General Alexander P. Stewart $150.00


The Battle of Gettysburg, July 1, 1863


Fort Porter, New York, 2nd Buffalo Regim

Civil War patriotic imprint with a spread winged eagle perched on a large rock overlooking the water, an American flag is at the right, and a tattered Confederate flag is at the left with two warships in the background. 5 1/4 x 3. 

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<b>United States Congressman from Ohio

Member of the President Andrew Johnson Impeachment Congress</b>

(1809-1890) At the outbreak of the Civil War, Schenck, who had campaigned enthusiastically for Abraham Lincoln, was appointed a brigadier general of volunteers to rank from May 17, 1861. He commanded a brigade of General Daniel Tyler's division at 1st Bull Run and saw action in the Shenandoah Valley the following spring during General Stonewall Jackson's famous campaign. At 2nd Bull Run he led a division of General Franz Sigel's Corps of the Army of Virginia and was disabled for further field service from a serious wound in the arm. He was promoted to major general to rank from Aug. 30, 1862, and commanded the Middle Dept. and 8th Corps at Baltimore. Schenck also served 8 terms in Congress, was diplomatic representative of the U.S. in South America and served as a member of the Alabama Claims Commission.

<u>Signature With Place</u>: 4 x 2 1/2, in ink, Robt. C. Schenck, Dayton, Ohio. Very fine. 


Civil War patriotic imprint with vignette of a beehive and bees and the biblical passage, In well-doing, 1 Thess. iii, 13. 

Thessalonians 3:13. May he strengthen your hearts so that you will be blameless and holy in the presence of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all his holy ones.

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Civil War patriotic imprint with vignette of a soldier holding sponge with cannon behind him and an American flag above, pair of Indians wearing headdresses and the following verse: "Our Volunteers a noble band Of men, prepared to fight, They'll drive all treason from the land, And put the foe to flight." Light staining. 5 1/2 x 3.

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Eagle, United States & Confederate Flags


Autograph, General Robert C. Schenck $50.00


In Well Doing, Thessalonians 3: 13


Our Volunteers a Noble Band of Men $10.00

<b>1864 Presidential Election Campaign Token</b>

Brass issue 1864 presidential election campaign token with bust view of General George B. McClellan on the obverse with Geo. B. McClellan For President around the outer edges. The reverse has an ornate patriotic theme with spread winged eagle, drum, panoply of American flags, muskets with fixed bayonets, cannon balls, etc. Scarce. Uncirculated.  

Montgomery, January 1st, 1863, with vignette of cotton balls. VG.  

<b>United States Senator from New York

Governor of New York

United States Secretary of War

United States Secretary of State</b>

(1786-1857) Lawyer and statesman. Served as New York State Comptroller, 1823-29; Justice of the N.Y. State Supreme Court, 1829-31; U.S. Senator, 1831-32; Governor of New York, 1833-38; U.S. Secretary of War, 1845-49; U.S. Secretary of State, 1853-57. He ranks as one of the nation's foremost men of his time and one of the ablest of secretaries of state.

<u>Signature With Sentiment</u>: 4 1/2 x 2, in ink, I am, Sir, respectfully Your obedient servant, W.L. Marcy. 


Civil War patriotic envelope with satirical theme mocking Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard depicting a boar in uniform wearing a kepi, saluting and holding a musket with a C.S.A. flag tied to his tail. Published by the New York Union Envelope Depot, 144 Broadway. Light age toning.

Token, General George B. McClellan For P


1863 State of Alabama 5 Cents Note


Autograph, William L. Marcy


Patriotic Cover, General Boar-A-Guard On

Civil War Patriotic envelope with full color vignette of an American eagle in flight holding an American flag in it's talon and biting the head of the Confederate snake who has a C.S.A. flag on it. The quote below reads, "The Eagle shall bear the Rattlesnake in his beak and rend him with his talons." Published by D. Murphy's Son, 65 Fulton & 372 Pearl Street. [New York]. Very desirable Civil War patriotic envelope.  

Published By The Protestant Episcopal Society For The Promotion Of Evangelical Knowledge, Bible House, New York, And 1224 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. 3 1/4 x 4, imprint, 35 pages, illustrated. Includes numerous prayers, almanac by each month, soldiers and their rations, soldiers and sailors, soldiers' pledge, serious resolutions, General Washington's General Order, General McClellan's General Order, General Prayer Tent, Washington's Prayer, An Old Soldier's Advice to Volunteers, Sailor's Almanac, A wife's Prayer, Evening Hymn, The Bane of Our Army, Where Shall I Spend Eternity, and much more. Light age toning and wear. Very desirable 1864 Civil War imprint, a soldier's and sailor's friend while in the field.   

Civil War patriotic envelope with vignette of the head of a jackass on a lion's body with a Confederate flag attached to the tail. The body of the lion has crossed sabers on it and the initials J.D. [Jefferson Davis]. Verse below: "When Southern fools depute an Ass, In Lion's skin, to bray their cause, And fancy that the world, en masse, Will give the long eared beast applause, Why, all must say that such a master Will to them prove a sad dis-Ass-ter!" 1861 imprint of W. Ridenburg, New York.  

<b>War period signature with rank</b>

(1826-1902) Graduated in the West Point class of 1851 and then served on the Indian frontier in New Mexico and Texas. In 1861 he was on duty at Indianola, Texas, when the post was captured by the Rebels. He made his escape through the enemy's lines and managed to get to Virginia in time to take part in the 1st battle of Bull Run. Promoted to brigadier general, July 17, 1863, he served in the Departments of Pennsylvania and Virginia, the Middle Military Department, and the Department of the Cumberland. In late 1863 he was appointed chief of staff to General George H. Thomas and took part in all the operations of the Chattanooga, Atlanta, Franklin and Nashville campaigns.

<u>War Period Signature With Rank</u>: 2 1/4 x 3/4, in ink, Wm. D. Whipple, Brig. Gen. Vols. Light age toning.

Patriotic Cover, The Eagle Shall Bear Th


1864 Soldier's And Sailor's Almanac


Patriotic Cover, When Southern Fools Dep


Autograph, General William D. Whipple

Top piece is a silver spread winged eagle with American shield on its chest and arrows in its talon. Attached below is a red, white and blue American flag ribbon, affixed to this is an oval button with orange colored background and white imprint, 4th Re-Union, 30 Reg. N.J. Vol., Elizabeth, 1894. Missing pin. Manufacturer's imprint on the reverse of the button, Whitehead & Hoag Co. Badges, Newark, N.J. Very fine. Uncommon. New Jersey regiments are always hard to find.   

(1798-1879) Joined the U.S. Army in 1813. Was New York Secretary of State, 1833-39, and was elected to the Senate in 1845. In January 1861, President Buchanan appointed him Secretary of the Treasury, and on Jan. 29, 1861, he made his famous American flag dispatch to a treasury official in New Orleans, "If anyone attempts to haul down the American flag, shoot him on the spot," which became a clarion call to the North! Commissioned a Major General by Abraham Lincoln, on May 16, 1861, he was first on this list, thus outranking all other volunteer officers during the Civil War. He commanded the following military departments: Dept. of Pa.; Middle Dept.; Dept. of Va.; Dept. of the East. He made an important and distinguished contribution to the Union cause when he suppressed the 1863 New York City draft riots. Was elected Governor of New York in 1872.

<u>Signature With Sentiment</u>: 3 x 1, in ink, I am very truly yours, John A. Dix. Light age toning, staining and wear. Boldly written.


Civil War patriotic envelope with nice full color vignette of an American shield, wand with Liberty cap, riband with motto, "Liberty Or Death," scrolled  "Constitution," the bible, and the Secession snake with an arrow pierced through its body. Published by J.M. Whittenmore & Co., Boston.  

(1825-64) Saw action in the Mexican War. He organzied the Lexington Rifles in 1857, and when the Civil War broke out, he led his command to join the Confederacy. From then until his death his exploits made him one of the legendary figures of the Confederacy. He was promoted to colonel of the 2nd Kentucky Cavalry on April 4, 1862, and brigadier general on December 11th. His series of raids into Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio earned him a vote of thanks from the Confederate Congress and the undying hatred of a large segment of the frightened Northern population. On his most famous raid north of the Ohio in 1863, he was captured near New Lisbon and imprisoned in the Ohio State Penitentiary with several of his officers. But no prison could hold the notorious Confederate raider as he soon escaped! On the night of September 3, 1864, while enroute to attack Union forces near Knoxville, he camped near Greenville, Tenn. Early the next morning he was surprised by a detachment of Union cavalry and was killed in the garden of the house where he had been sleeping.

Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Seated view of Morgan wearing a kepi and a double breasted frock coat with rank of brigadier general. He poses with his legs crossed which show off his high black cavalry boots. Standing at his side is his 21 year old bride, Martha (Mattie) Ready, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., wearing a heavy overcoat. This view was taken in 1863 at the time of their wedding. Backmark: E. & H.T. Anthony, New York. 2 cents blue George Washington tax stamp on the reverse. Light age toning and wear.

30th New Jersey Infantry Reunion Badge,


Autograph, General John A. Dix


Patriotic Cover, Liberty or Death


CDV General John Hunt Morgan & Wife $295.00

<b>Mortally wounded at Yellow Tavern, Va. in 1864</b>

(1833-1864) Graduated #13 in the West Point class of 1854. He was wounded on the frontier during Indian fighting. He was the aide of Colonel R. E. Lee during John Brown's raid of Harpers Ferry. During the Civil War he became one of the most daring and legendary cavalry commanders, serving with Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. He was mortally wounded on May 11, 1864, after intercepting Union General Phil Sheridan's raid at Yellow Tavern, Virginia, dying the next day. His death was a severe blow to the Confederacy! 

Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Corners of the mount are very slightly trimmed. Half view in Confederate uniform. Backmark: E. & H.T. Anthony, New York. Very desirable.  

Civil War patriotic envelope with vignette of the Massachusetts State Capitol building with an American flag flying from its dome. Slogan below, "No traitor's flag shall tarnish thy golden dome with its rebellious shadows." 1861 imprint of J.E. Hayes, Massachusetts.  

Civil War patriotic envelope which satirical theme on a bright red flag showing the leg and boot of A.[braham] L.[incoln] kicking a figure representing Confederate President J.[efferson] D.[avis] is the butt. The slogan on the flag is "A.L., His Mark."  

2 1/2 pages, 4 3/4 x 7 1/2, imprint.

War Department

Provost Marshal General's Office

Washington, D.C., August 16, 1864


No. 29

This document contains extracts from Circulars that were issued from the U.S. Treasury Department which are published for the information of Acting Assistant Provost Marshal Generals of States, and Provost Marshals, for their governance in making up accounts of persons employed by them.

Very detailed and interesting document that has been signed in print by J.M. Brodhead, Comptroller, Joseph J. Lewis, a U.S. Treasury Department Commissioner, and by James B. Fry, Provost Marshal General of the U.S. Army. Please click on the enlargement illustrations to read the entire content of this Provost Marshal General's imprint. There are 2 tiny punch holes at the edge of the documents which do not affect any of the content. Ink notation at the bottom of page 1, "Received Trenton, Aug. 18, 1864." Very fine.

CDV General J. E. B. Stuart $395.00


Patriotic Cover, No Traitor's Flag Shall


Patriotic Cover, Flag, Abraham Lincoln H $15.00


1864 Circular Issued by Provost Marshal

Civil War patriotic envelope with bronze vignette of a female figure holding an American shield and feather with badge and Ninth A.[rmy] C.[orps] at upper center. Desirable.  

Civil War patriotic envelope with satirical vignette of Confederate President Jeff Davis being represented by a monkey wearing a slouch hat, guiding a cat that represents the State of Virginia, who is lighting the fuses of bombs, with C.S.A. First National flag in the foreground. Published by D. Murphy's Son, 65 Fulton & 372 Pearl Sts., N.Y. Light age toning.  

<b>Written by Clark S. Edwards, Colonel of the regiment

He commanded the 5th Maine during the battle of Gettysburg!

Promoted to Brevet Brigadier General

"as I sit in my camp  door I can see a part of the N.Y. Regt. playing ball.  It does not appear much like a N.[ew] England Sunday.  Some of the boys are washing clothes, some writing to dear ones at home, some mending clothes, some cooking their food, some singing, some drinking and I presume some gambling.  The army is made up of all kinds of men some good and many bad."</b>  

(1824-1903) Clark S. Edwards was 37 years old when the news of the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter reached the small town of Bethel, Maine.  He was high on a ladder shingling his roof and he immediately climbed down, obtained permission from the appropriate authorities to form a company of volunteers, and set out to gather recruits from Bethel and the surrounding towns.  This group of men became Company I, of the 5th Maine Volunteer Infantry, with Edwards commissioned as their captain on June 24, 1861.  He rose through the ranks and was appointed colonel of the regiment, on January 8, 1863, commanding the 5th Maine Infantry from that date forward. He was promoted to brevet brigadier general, on March 13, 1865, for his gallant and meritorious Civil War service record.

The 5th Regiment Maine Volunteer Infantry was one of the first Maine regiments to be mustered into the Union Army.  They fought in many battles from 1st Bull Run to Petersburg.  During the battle of Rappahannock Station the regiment is credited with capturing 4 Confederate battle flags and 1,200 prisoners.  Known as one of Maine's best fighting regiments, it captured more prisoners than the entire number of men who served in the regiment, and three times the number of battle flags than any other Maine regiment.  After three long years of hard fought service only 193 men were mustered out of the regiment when their term of service expired.  Among their battle honors are written the names of 1st Bull Run, Gaines' Mill, 2nd Bull Run, Crampton's Gap, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Rappahannock Station, Rapidan Crossing, Mine Run, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor and Petersburg.

4 pages, 7 3/4 x 9 3/4, in ink. Comes with the original cover addressed in the hand of Edwards, "Mrs. C.S. Edwards, Bethel, Maine," thus his signature. Partial Alexandria, Va., postmark with 3 cents George Washington postage stamp affixed. Docketed at left edge, Oct. 21, 1861.

<b><u>Camp Franklin, Sunday Afternoon, Oct. 27/61</b></u>

Dear wife,

I thought I would write you today but still I have but little to write.  I sent you a letter yesterday that I wrote while on picket.  There has not [been] anything of importance transpired in camp.  Since I was field officer of the day yesterday and was up quite late last night had to visit camps of this Brigade last night after eleven o’clock.  It is quite a place to fill.  I take some officers with me, one sergeant and send them ahead to notify the guard that I am coming so when I get into their camp the guard is all turned out and in line when I ride up in front of them and they present arms.  I then see that all is right in their Regt. and go into another and so on till I get through the whole Brigade, that is four Regts., and if there is any of the Brigade on picket the Field Officer of the day has to visit them once through the day, but my duty of yesterday was not very hard as there is none from our Brigade on picket at the present time.  I just got a letter from Chas. & one from James but none from you.  James wrote me his family are all well and that he wants to go on or rather come out here with me.  If I go home as he expects I shall.  Chas. wrote me that recruiting is the main business in Maine.  He wrote that he would like to come this way if he could get business.  If he or Seth could get the appointment of sutler in one of the new Regts. it would pay better than anything else.  I had no doubt but our sutler makes two hundred dollars per month.  The place will pay better than mine.  Tell Chas. it is the best paying place in the Regt.  The Bartlett’s take two hundred dollars per day some days after they are paid off and they double on almost everything they sell and there is but little risk of losing anything by the men.  I shall write Chas. as soon as I have time.  I have a dozen letters to answer.  Now as I sit in my camp  door I can see a part of the N.Y. Regt. playing ball.  It does not appear much like a N.[ew] England Sunday.  Some of the boys are washing clothes, some writing to dear ones at home, some mending clothes, some cooking their food, some singing, some drinking and I presume some gambling.  The army is made up of all kinds of men some good and many bad.  It is now quite cold.  We had a heavy frost last week and it is cold enough for a frost tonight.  I think we shall suffer here some with cold if we remain here in tents, but I think we may move in a short time by the appearances, but everything is kept still.  We may have orders to match within one day.  All is kept a secret.  I was in hopes we might go down to Kentucky or N.O., but I have not heard anything about it of late, but the order may come yet.  If I go there I shall try to go to Iowa and Ill.  I hope if we stay here we shall go into barracks in Alexandria or some other city.  I wish it might be Richmond.  If I do not go home I shall send you some money by the last of next week as I shall not want to keep much on hand.  O shall try to send you $175 or 200 Dollars.  We are to be paid off I understand next week.  I hope it is so as I am getting short.  It cost me a good deal to live, butter 30 to 40 cts, apples from 3 to 6 cts a piece, potatoes from 80 to 120 cts per bush[el] and almost everything the same rate and honey does not cost much especially when on picket.  If I go home I will fetch home some old clothes of mine that will work up for the little one and I have some to fix over for myself such as government pants, shirts, &c.  I have been expecting C.M. Wormell here for some time.  I think if he is coming back at all it is time he was here.  He has not been with the company for some ten weeks or nearly that time.  There is some feeling about his staying at home when he is able to be here.  If he does not come back soon they will try to slip him out of his place.  If I go home I shall try to get some recruits for this Regt.  It is now quite small.  I do not get only about forty or forty five out on dress parade.  My company is as large as any of them.  Some ten of the company are sick all the time so they are off duty.  I was in hopes Mon would fetch some at home but I guess he has been home for a good time.  I should like to have gone home but so many of the company is at home I am ashamed to go.  I want to see you all probably as much as any that has gone home but I shall never play sick to get away.  If I am sick I shall go but as long as I am well I shall stay unless I can go honorably.  Tell my friends I should be glad to hear from them all.  See to the little ones and make them do right.  If I do not go home in a few weeks I will send my beautiful miniature [his photograph] to Hans up in the Hubbard as that was the place I visited most when at home.  Kiss all the little ones.  Think I could enjoy myself as well as here in this cold camp.  I could tell you a few long yarns.  You tell Mon if he intends to come back he had better come soon as delays are something dangerous.


Light age toning and wear. Excellent early war letter written by this future Union Brigadier General with mention of Civil War soldiers playing baseball.

WBTS Trivia: The 5th Maine Infantry left Maine for Washington, D.C., on June 26, 1861, fully equipped and armed with Springfield muskets and bayonets. On its way through New York City it was the recipient of a beautiful flag, presented by the loyal sons of Maine there resident.  It remained in camp at Meridian Hill, Washington, until July 5, 1861, when it commenced its march to the battlefield of Bull Run.  During its three years of severe service, it was engaged in eleven pitched battles and eight skirmishes, prior to its participation in the terrible campaign of the Wilderness under Grant. Source: The Union Army, Vol. 1  

Civil War patriotic envelope with vignette of five Zouave soldiers forming a gallows to hang a figure representing C.S.A. President Jeff Davis holding a Confederate flag. Titled, The New Zouave Drill. Choke Secession. (Three motions).

Patriotic Cover, 9th Army Corps


Patriotic Cover, Jeff Uses Virginia as a


5th Maine Infantry Letter


Patriotic Cover, The New Zouave Drill, C

Civil War patriotic imprint with American flags at each end bordered with red and blue lines and the motto, "Liberty And Union Forever" at the top. Light staining. 5 3/8 x 3.

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Civil War patriotic imprint with vignette of a spread winged eagle perched on top of an American shield. Motto below, "The Union, The Constitution And The Enforcement Of the Laws." Light staining. 5 1/2 x 3.

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Presented by the United States Christian Commission. 2 3/4 x 4 1/2, imprint. Published by the American Baptist Publication Society, 530 Arch Street, Philadelphia. 12 pages, string bound. Interesting Civil War era religious tract. These kinds of publications were issued to comfort Civil War soldiers in the field, this one issued by the benevolent U.S. Christian Commission. Light age toning, staining and wear. Desirable.  

By Howard R. Crouch. SCS Publications, Fairfax, Va., 1995. Hardcover with front cover color illustrations, 237 pages, index, profusely illustrated. New condition. An excellent reference book.

Liberty And Union Forever


The Union, The Constitution & The Enforc


Booklet, The Explosion $15.00


Civil War Artifacts, A Guide for the His

Civil War patriotic envelope with spoof theme on Confederate cavalry horses. Vignette of a very under nourished horse with barking dogs at his feet, a pair of vultures sitting in a tree, and one vulture hovering above. The slogan reads, Rice Straw! Effect of "feed" on the Cavalry Horse in the Secession Army. Executed by W.J. Baker. Uncommon.  Housed in its period 15 1/8X 18 1/4 inch deep walnut frame, this photograph measures approximately 6 ¾ X 9 1/2 on its original 10 X 13 inch mount and remains in excellent original condition.  The photograph mount offers a period brown ink penned title identifying the subject as <B><I> Co. C 10th Veteran Reserve Corps / Washington D. C. April 1865</B></I>.  A rare view obviously taken on the same occasion as a similar view preserved on glass negative in the Library of Congress, this view records the presence of a small <U>Black Drummer Boy</U> standing with his drum at left of the enlisted formation.  Standing at the right forefront of his Co. C 10th V. R. C. is Lt. Walter F. Halleck.  A veteran of the <B>11th Michigan Infantry</B>, Lt. Halleck sports an eye patch won at Stone’s River (Murfreesboro) Tennessee when he lost an eye and was taken prisoner by Confederates as a result of action there on 12/31/1862.  (A period portrait complete with eye patch may be found on <I>Find a Grave</I>. Halleck is buried at Arlington plot section 3, grave 1783)  The 10th Veteran Reserve Corps was initially organized in New York City in the fall of 1863 and was primarily a consolidation of the 12th NY Infantry, 13th NY Infantry, 14th NY Infantry, 15th NY Infantry, 19th NY Infantry and 57th NY Infantry.  A bit of research will likely offer additional individual identification particularly of the officer at Halleck’s right. A rare photograph, well documented by a <I>same sitting</I> collodion plate negative in the Library of Congress.  <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!


 <b>A Friendly Set To</b>

Civil War patriotic envelope with vignette of two cats hanging upside down by their tails from a branch and engaged in a vicious fight. The cat at the left is representing the state of South Carolina while the cat at the right is representing the state of Massachusetts. Uncommon.  

<b>Member of the 6th Massachusetts Volunteers who was killed in the Baltimore riots of 1861</b>

Civil War patriotic envelope with vignette of Luther C. Ladd, of the 6th Massachusetts Volunteers, in uniform, with American flag flying over his head and tents in the background. The text below reads: Luther C. Ladd, of Alexandria, N.H., was shot in the Baltimore riot, April 19th, 1861, and bled to death on the same day. He was only 17 years of age. Just before he expired, he exclaimed- "All Hail To The Stars And Stripes." Sixth Regiment Mass. Volunteer Militia is printed along the left edge. Light wear. Scarce. Very desirable.

WBTS Trivia: Luther C. Ladd became one of the first martyrs of the Civil War.

Patriotic Cover, Rice Straw, Confederate $20.00


rare variant !! original Civil War photo $695.00


Patriotic Cover, Massachusetts Vs. South


Patriotic Cover, Luther C. Ladd

<b>at Newport News, Va.</b>

Civil War patriotic envelope with hand tinted scene of the Union encampment at Newport News, Virginia with a side wheeler ship in the river. Uncommon.  

<b>Assassinated while serving as 20th President of the United States</b>

2 1/8 x 5 3/4. White ribbon with black mourning borders and imprint. In MEMORY Of Our Late PRESIDENT J.A. GARFIELD. Chapin Post No. 2, G.A.R. No pin. Light staining and wear. Very fine. Circa 1881.

Chapin Post No. 2 was a Grand Army of the Republic Post in the Department of New York and was located in Buffalo, N.Y.

<u>General & President James A. Garfield</u>: (1831-81) Elected to the Ohio Senate as a Republican in 1859. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he helped recruit the 42nd Ohio Infantry, and became their lieutenant colonel and later colonel in December 1861. He won an engagement at Big Sandy Valley in Jan. 1862, and was promoted to brigadier general. He also fought at Shiloh, Corinth, and Chickamauga and earned promotion to major general. Garfield served 9 terms in the House of Representatives and was elected 20th President of the United States. Four months after his inauguration, he was shot down in the Washington Railroad depot, on July 2, 1881, and died 11 weeks later.


Civil War patriotic envelope with illustration of a 9th Corps flag with fouled anchor and cannon barrel and imprint 2nd Div., 9th A.C. Published by Magee, 316 Chestnut Street, Phila., with 1864 date. Very desirable.  

Civil War patriotic imprint with full color vignette of a spread winged eagle on top of an American shield. Verse below: "A million brave spirits all shout with one voice, We will die for the rights we demand; Let traitors beware, by their dark plots we swear, That no treason shall rest in our land." Light staining. 5 x 2 3/4.

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Patriotic Cover, Encampment of U. S. Troo


President James A. Garfield Mourning Rib


Patriotic Cover, 9th Corps Flag


A Million Brave Spirits All Shout With O

Civil War patriotic envelope with full color vignette of Liberty standing on the Constitution with an American flag draped around her. She is holding a wand with a Liberty cap on it and is placing a wreath on the head of a bust of Major Robert Anderson of Fort Sumter fame, the fort visible in the background. Quote below, "General Beauregard is already acquainted with my only terms." Uncommon.   

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

(1819-87) Born in White Oak, Rutherford County, N.C., he graduated from Princeton College and from the law department of Harvard University. Admitted to the bar in Columbia, S.C., in 1846, he commenced practice in New York City in 1847, moved to Newport, Ky., in 1849 and continued to practice law. He served as a member of the Kentucky State House of Representatives, 1853-55. Served as U.S. Congressman, 1867-71, and 1875-77. He was the chairman of the Committee on Railways and Canals.

<u>Signature With State</u>: 5 1/4 x 3, in ink, Thos. Laurens Jones, Ky.  

Civil War patriotic imprint with full color vignette of Liberty holding an American flag and sword with the motto above, "Liberty and Union, now and forever." There is a box printed at the upper right corner where the postage stamp was to be affixed. It also has lines printed at the center where the sender would write in the name of the soldier, their company, regiment and captain, as well as their camp and the state it was in. Light staining. 5 1/4 x 3 1/8.

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Civil War patriotic envelope with two full color vignettes. The one at the left shows Jeff Davis brandishing a sword while jumping into a line of Union infantrymen with their muskets and fixed bayonets, one soldier holding an American flag. The verse below reads: "There was a man in our town, And he was wondrous wise. He jumped into a bramble bush, And scratched out both his eyes." The vignette at the right shows Jeff Davis jumping into a group of devils with pitchforks and flames. The verse below reads: "Now when he saw his eyes were out, With all his might and main, He jumped into another bush, And scratched them in again." There is an 1861 dated imprint on the back flap by Samuel C. Upham, 310 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Scarce.

Patriotic Cover, Liberty, The Constituti


Autograph, Thomas Laurens Jones


Liberty and Union, Now and Forever


Patriotic Cover, Jeff Davis Jumping

<b>Addressed in print to General James B. Fry, Provost Marshal General, U.S.

This individual document was sent on to Colonel Robert C. Buchanan, a Provost Marshal General in New Jersey</b>

4 1/2 x 7 1/2, imprint, 1 1/2 pages.

War Department

Solicitor's Office

Washington, D.C., August 6, 1864

To General James B. Fry

Provost Marshal General U.S.:

The question propounded in the telegram this day referred to me is "Whether substitutes can, before or after draft, select the regiment and arm of service in which they may prefer to serve?" 

The Act of March 3, 1863, section 34, provides "That all persons drafted under the provisions of this Act shall be assigned by the President to military duty in such corps, regiments, or branches of the service as the exigencies of the service may require." Substitutes for persons drafted were required to take the place of such drafted men in the military service, and could be assigned in like manner with them as above provided.

The Act of February 24, 1864, amendatory of the Enrollment Act, provided for the introduction of colored soldiers into the volunteer service, and made them a part of the military forces of the United States. In reference to the mode of organizing them, it contains the following provision, (section 24):

"But men of color, drafted or enlisted, who may volunteer into the service, while they shall be credited on the quotas of the several States or sub-divisions of States, wherein they are respectively drafted, or shall volunteer, shall not be assigned as State troops, but shall be mustered into regiments or companies as United States colored troops."

Much more interesting content.  There are 2 tiny punch holes at the edge which do not affect any of the content. Signed in print by William Whiting, Solicitor of the War Department. The ink inscription at the top of page 1 indicates that this particular document was sent to "Col. R.C. Buchanan, A.[Acting]  A.[Assistant] P.[rovost] M.[arshal] G.[eneral], N.[ew] J.[ersey] for his information & government." Ink notation at the bottom, "Rec'd Trenton, [N.J.], Aug. 24/64." Scarce.

The recipient of this document was Robert C. Buchanan, who was born in Baltimore, Md., on March 1, 1811. He graduated from West Point in 1830, and subsequently served in the 4th U.S. Infantry, and was promoted to the rank of brevet major for gallantry in the Mexican War battles of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma; and to brevet lieutenant colonel for gallantry in the battle of Molino del Rey. During the Civil War he was promoted to brevet colonel for gallantry in the battle of Gaines Mill; and brevet brigadier general for gallantry in the battle of Malvern Hill; and brevet major general for gallantry in the battles of Manassas and Fredericksburg. He retired on December 31, 1870, and died on November 29, 1878, in Washington, D.C.      


Civil War patriotic envelope; spoof theme on the Confederacy with an illustration of a floating, broken cup with a  C.S.A. flag design on the outside. Three men are within the vessel; the officer at the rear is leaning over the side and vomiting, the man standing at the center is using a whiskey bottle for a telescope to look at the Union warship in the background, while the seated man at the front is holding a whiskey bottle. Titled, "The Impending Crisis." Uncommon.    

Soldiers' And Sailors' Hand Book Of Army and Navy Information, Relating To The Collection Of Claims Against The United States Government. By Wm. E. Sheldon, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, 29 Broadway, New York. Preserve this book, read carefully, and circulate it among your friends. New York: French & Wheat, Printers, 18 Ann Street, 1865. 16 pages, 2 3/4 x 4 1/2, imprint. Includes an Introduction to the Soldiers and Sailors by William E. Sheldon, Attorney at Law, New York. Other sections cover U.S. Army Claims of Discharged Soldiers; Bounties- Regular Army; Volunteer Force; Veteran Volunteers; Hancock's Corps; Bounty to Men Transferred to Navy; Bounty to Drafted Men; Colored Troops; New York State Bounty; Officers; Deceased Soldiers; Bounty; Deceased Three, Six and Nine Months Volunteers; Army Pensions; Table of Army Pensions- Total Disability; U.S. Navy Bounties, Marine Corps; Prize Money; Deceased Officers and Sailors; Navy Pensions; and Table of Navy Pensions- Total Disability. Age toning and wear. Desirable 1865 Soldiers and Sailors handbook.  

Vignette of General Franz Sigel on horseback with his name Sigel below. Counter stamped "W.C.P." on the obverse. Union For Ever with American shield and the year 1863 on the reverse. Fine. Scarce.

1864 Imprint From the Solicitor's Office


Patriotic Cover, The Impending Crisis $25.00


1865 Soldiers' And Sailors' Hand Book


1863 General Franz Sigel & Union Forever $65.00

A bit of a departure from our usual fair, this outstanding mid 1800s court sword will fill the bill for the right collector.   High relief, chiseled bronze furniture retains virtually all of its original heavy gold plating over a laurel motif set off by the classic figure of a patriotic eagle.  Beautifully colored natural mother of pearl grips offer a pleasing age patina.   Overall length is 36 ¾ inches with a slender 30 ½ inch,  three fuller triangular blade which retains much of its original fire blue embellishment over decorative line engraving.  Of special note is that the slender leather scabbard with its furniture remains in excellent original condition commensurate with the pleasing condition of the sword.  Of <I>special note</I> because as experienced collectors will attest, the delicately slender leather scabbard of these court swords are nearly always broken or missing furniture or both.  An outstanding, all original example of a classic style seldom surviving in collectable condition, a good look our photos will offer the best description.  <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 Liberty holding an American flag and sword with the motto, "The Union Forever" in large stars and stripes letters at upper center. Published by Magee, 316 Chestnut Street, Phila. Light staining. 5 3/8 x 3.

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Civil War patriotic envelope with a full color vignette of a Union officer holding an American flag, Columbia wearing helmet and holding an American shield while thrusting a lance at the fleeing Devil who has a snake coiled around him and is holding a Confederate First National Stars and Bars flag. Slogan below, "Resist the Devil, and he will flee from you."  

<b>1864 Presidential Election period imprint</b>

2 1/2 x 4, imprinted card. There are two illustrations at the top with captions, "Uncle Abe" and "Little Mac." Printed below is the following: "Now LITTLE MAC, you have of your own choice, ceased to be a WARRIOR, (By joining the "Peace Party.") I will gratify your amiable disposition with a FREE PASS on Your Favorite GUNBOAT, THE GALENA, UP SALT RIVER, (there is an illustration of the ship at center of the card). You have the prerogative of inviting all Turncoat Misguided Politicians, Copperheads, Union Splitters, Sons of Liberty Traitors, Deserters, Canada Raiders, Escaped Rebel Prisoners, and all who have sympathy with the devoted "Armistice Party" to accompany you. You will have a faithful Pilot, Valandigham who once visited the South. And a good Captain, Gov. Seymour. Period pencil date is written at the lower right corner, Nov. 9/64. Printed on thick carte de visite type card stock. Uncommon and desirable.

exceptional 2nd Empire French – Officer’ $2250.00


The Union Forever


Patriotic Cover, Resist The Devil


Anti George B. McClellan Card

Civil War patriotic envelope with hand tinted battle scene. Published by Chas. Magnus, 12 Frankfort St., N.Y. Light age toning and wear.  

March 3, 1863. Bust of George Washington with fancy green reverse. "10" stamped at the four corners on the obverse. Large "10" stamped on the reverse. Extra fine.  Country of Origin:	USA

Style:	Renaissance Revival

Condition:	Restored

Year:	c. 1880

Description:	Spectacular antique 19th C. four-piece American Victorian/Aesthetic Movement King Size bedroom suite. This epic bed has been expanded to a king size by AT. Set consists of a bed, dresser, and 2 night cabinets.  This set belongs to Steven Segal and the night cabinets were custom made to fit the style of the bed.  The dresser has a 2" beveled mirror. and the entire set has been impeccably restored and is now ready for its new home.  


Bed: 105"H x 89"W x 58"D

Dresser: 109"H x 64"W x 21"D

Nigth Stands (2): 28"H x 22"D x 41"W  An 1833 dated large cent (shown here with a quarter for size comparison) as was originally worn as a badge of identification by members of the frequently militant <B>Peace Democrats </B> or <B><I>Copperheads</I></B> of Civil War era notoriety.  This pierced U.S. large cent retains a rich age  patina and good evidence of period wear.  The <I>Copperheads</I> were so-called by their opponents in recognition of their practice of wearing a pierced  copper penny  as a badge of identification as a Peace Democrat. (see: <I>Excavated Artifacts from Battlefields & Campsites of the Civil War</I> by Stanley Phillips)  Offered as found some years ago when we were able to pick one up on occasion here in Maine where the <I>Copperheads</I> were extremely active in certain areas throughout the Civil War years. A neat item for political collectors ! please note:   <B>ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!!</B>  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!!

Patriotic Cover, Civil War Battle Scene


1863 United States 10 Cents Note


4-Pc Victorian Aesthetic Movement King S $30000.00



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