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The most widely used Civil War medical splint for healing fractures were invented by Dr Almiron M Day of Bennington Vermont. An original Maple wood arm splint mkd "A.M. Day Bennington, Vt. 4". A similar splint is shown in  Dr Gordon Dammann's book "Civil War Medical Instruments & Equipment", page 73, described as a medial/lateral arm splint.  Approx  17 x 4".  Avg wear, edge cuts in lower margin, overall complete and sound, overall VG.  The most widely used Civil War medical splint for healing fractures were invented by Dr Almiron M Day of Bennington Vermont. An original Maple wood medical splint for the dorsal aspect of the thigh/calf  mkd "A.M. Day " A similar example is illus in Dr Gordon Dammann's book "Civil War Medical Instruments & Equipment", Volume 1page 73. Approx 13 x 3".   Avg wear,  complete and sound, overall VG.  The most widely used Civil War medical splint for healing fractures were invented by Dr Almiron M Day of Bennington Vermont. An original 3-pc L shape Maple wood medical splint for arm & elbow, mkd "A.M. Day ". A similar splint is   illus in Dr Gordon Dammann's book "Civil War Medical Instruments & Equipment", Volume 2 page 76. Approx 12 x 9 x 3".  Avg wear, complete and sound, overall VG.  The most widely used Civil War medical splint for healing fractures were invented by Dr Almiron M Day of Bennington Vermont. An original pair of matching  Maple wood medical splints for lower leg & heel, each mkd "A.M. Day " and denoting  "Outside Left" or "Outside Right".   Similar examples are illus in Dr Gordon Dammann's book "Civil War Medical Instruments & Equipment", Volume 2 page 76. Each half is approx 16 x 5 x 2".   Avg wear, edge chips,  complete and sound, overall VG.

CIVIL WAR MEDICAL ARM SPLINT DR AM DAY $225.00

 

CIVIL WAR MEDICAL THIGH SPLINT DR AM DA $225.00

 

CIVIL WAR MEDICAL ELBOW SPLINT DR AM DA $225.00

 

CIVIL WAR MEDICAL LEG SPLINTS DR AM DAY $225.00

An original  WWII US Navy 3" gun casing- a 24" tall brass case, w approx 3" diam neck, for 3" US Navy round, w US ordnance mks and dated 1945.  w inert primer. This is the ype used to shoot down the Kamikazes at Okinawa. Uncleaned green brass. A small dent in neck, overall VG. Inert. Shipping weight 8 pounds.  An original 46 star US Flag dating  1907 to 1912 adopted when Oklahoma Territory was admitted as a state. The large 13 x 9 foot flag has good bright colors, sewn stars and brass halyard grommets and original rope loops.The flag is complete. It has tears that can be repaired, as shown in the images, also moth holes,  wrinkles, overall the cloth is strong & sound, Good condition. The colors are bright.  


16 x 12 1/4, imprinted form, filled out in ink. Abstract of Articles issued on Special Requisition at Fort Williams, Va., in the month ending on the 31st July 1865. Itemized account of articles issued to 3 different officers who are identified by name and rank; Captain J.R. Hynes, and Lieutenants' J.D. McNeill and James Wright. Some of the articles issued were forage caps, pants, drawers, stockings, bootees, flannel shirts, sack coats, dress coats, knapsacks, haversacks, canteens, rubber blankets, woolen blankets, snare drum heads, camp kettles, mess pans, and more. The bulk of these items were issued to Captain Hynes. Light age toning and wear. Some archival tape repairs on the reverse. 


John R. Hynes, was a 25 year old resident of Manchester, New Hampshire, when he enlisted as a 2nd lieutenant, on July 31, 1861, and was commissioned into Co. A, 3rd New Hampshire Infantry. He was promoted to 1st lieutenant, April 15, 1862; appointed quartermaster, November 16, 1862; he was discharged for promotion, and commissioned captain, U.S. Volunteers Quartermaster's Department, September 20, 1864; promoted to brevet major & lieutenant colonel, May 13, 1865; and was mustered out of the service on March 1, 1867. He had subsequent service in the U.S. Army until his death on October 31, 1870.  


<b>Who was wounded in the battle of Fair Oaks, Virginia</b>


16 x 10, imprinted form, filled out in ink. For Captain Horatio N. Hunt, 64th New York Infantry Volunteers, for the period July 1, 1862, to August 31, 1862. Includes a listing for his black servant. The document further states that Captain Hunt commanded Company K during July and August 1862, and is currently under medical attendance. Signed, Horatio N. Hunt, Capt. 64th N.Y. Vols. Light age toning and wear. Archival tape repairs to the folds on the reverse.


Horatio N. Hunt, was 36 years old when he enlisted at Leon, N.Y., as a 1st lieutenant, on September 15, 1861, and was commissioned into Co. K, 64th New York Infantry. He was promoted to captain, on May 24, 1862, was wounded in action on June 1, 1862, at the battle of Fair Oaks, Va., and was mustered out of the service on October 13, 1864, at Petersburg, Va.


The hard fought 64th New York Infantry Volunteers suffered 130 casualties in killed and wounded at Fair Oaks, Va. They also lost 40 at Antietam; 60 at Fredericksburg; 32 at Chancellorsville; 67 at Gettysburg; and 58 at Spotsylvania Court House, to give you an idea of how badly shot up this regiment was during the war.

AMERICAN WORLD WAR 2 3 INCH NAVY SHELL $85.00

 

US AMERICAN FLAG 46 STARS ADOPTED OKLAHO $250.00

 

Abstract of Articles Issued at Fort Will $20.00

 

Pay Voucher For Captain of 64th New York $35.00




<b>Signed by John L. Barstow a Civil War officer and future Governor of Vermont</b>


7 3/4 x 3, imprinted check, filled out in ink. Ornate design with vignette of eagle. United States Agency For Department Of The Interior, Paying Pensions. Merchants National Bank, Burlington. United States Depository, Burlington, Vt., March 4, 1872. Pay to Leander Cyr, Eighteen Dollars. Signed by John L. Barstow, Pension Agent. Endorsed on the reverse by Leander Cyr. Typical cut cancellation. Very fine.


Leander Cyr, served in Co. M, 9th New York Cavalry, during the Civil War. 


John L. Barstow served as adjutant, captain and major of the 8th Vermont Infantry, 1861-64. In regards to the Port Hudson campaign in which Barstow and the 8th Vermont participated in, the regimental historian wrote, "when, after the bloody fight of June 14, 1863, in front of Port Hudson, General Banks called for volunteers to head a storming column for a final attack, Captain Barstow was one of the brave men who stepped forward to form the forlorn hope." He was highly commended by his superiors for his part in the assault. Barstow was so well esteemed by his men that they gave him two presentation swords. During the daring Confederate raid into St. Albans, Vermont, in September 1864, Major Barstow was sent into Canada on a special mission, and was made commander of one of the brigades raised by the state as a consequence of the raid. After the Civil War he served as a Vermont State Senator, was appointed U.S. Pension Agent at Burlington, Vt., by President U.S. Grant in 1870, and also served as Lieutenant Governor, 1880-82, and Governor of Vermont, 1882-84.  


<b>Civil War Congressman from Pennsylvania


Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives</b>


(1823-1907) Graduated from Amherst College in 1844, studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Susquehanna County, Pa. Served as United States Congressman, 1851-63, and 1894-1903. Was a delegate to the Republican National Conventions of 1864, 1884 and 1892. Served as Speaker of the House, and was Chairman of the Committee on Territories and the Committee on Education. Served as president of the Houston and Great Northern Railroad Company, 1871-76.


<u>Card Signature With Place</u>: 4 1/8 x 2 1/4, in ink, Galusha A. Grow, Glenwood, Pa. Very fine.  


<b>With imprint of Vannerson & Jones, Richmond, Va.</b>


(1808-1889) Graduated in the West Point class of 1828. He married the daughter of General and President Zachary Taylor, but she died only 3 months after their marriage. Elected to the U.S. Congress in 1845, he resigned to fight in the Mexican War, served under General Taylor, and was severely wounded at the battle of Buena Vista. He declined the appointment of brigadier general in the U.S. Army to re-enter politics, serving as a U.S. Senator from Mississippi. In 1853, he was appointed Secretary of War by President Franklin Pierce. He was chosen as the provisional president of the Confederacy and inaugurated in February 1861, at Montgomery, Alabama, and was later inaugurated as president of the permanent government at Richmond, on February 22, 1862. Fleeing from Richmond with his cabinet at the end of the war, he was captured on May 10, 1865, at Irwinsville, Ga., and held in prison for 2 years at Fort Monroe, Va.


Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Bust view pose. Backmark: Vannerson & Jones, Richmond, Va. Period ink ID on the reverse, Jeff Davis, Pres'd C.S. Light age toning and minor edge wear. Scarce. Very fine Confederate image.  <b>Honoring a Veteran of the 12th Massachusetts Infantry who was wounded in the Second Battle of Bull Run</b>


5 3/8 x 8 1/4, imprint.


Noah A. Plympton, President


J. Mitchel Galvin, Secretary


Albion C. Drinkwater, Treasurer


The Butler Club


Boston, Mass., Jan. 1, 1890


Commander Post 191, G.A.R.


Dear Sir:


The Butler Club will entertain as its guest, Corporal JAMES TANNER, at a Reception and Dinner to be given at the Parker House, Boston, Wednesday, January 8, 1890. Reception from 4 to 5 and Dinner at 5 o'clock. Tickets will be $2.50, to be had of the Secretary of the Club in the parlor from 4 to 5 o'clock, prior to the Dinner. 


The Department Commander and other Officers, together with the Past Commanders of the Massachusetts Department, G.A.R., have been invited to be present as guests of the Club. A cordial invitation is extended to yourself and the comrades of your Post to unite with the Club in giving Corporal Tanner a hearty reception. 


If you accept this invitation, will you advise the Secretary upon the inclosed postal-card, and also as regards the attendance of comrades of your Post, not later than Monday, January 6th, so that he may perfect all necessary arrangements.


Very respectfully, etc., 


NOAH A. PLYMPTON, Pres.


J. MITCHEL GALVIN, Sec.


Small piece of old mounting remnant on the reverse. Light age toning. Very fine.


James Tanner, was a 19 year old mariner when he enlisted as a private on June 26, 1861, and was mustered into Co. K, 12th Massachusetts Infantry. He was wounded in action on August 30, 1862, at the 2nd battle of Bull Run, Va., and was discharged as a result of his wounds on December 25, 1862.

Pension Check Issued to Veteran of the 9 $35.00

 

Autograph, Gulusha A. Grow $20.00

 

CDV President Jefferson Davis $350.00

 

1890 Invitation for Reception & Dinner $15.00




<b>Superb letter regarding the death of Captain D.L. Bozeman, mortally wounded at the battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia


Written by his commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel John A. Jones, 44th Alabama Infantry</b>


2 pages, 7 3/4 x 10, in ink, written by John A. Jones, Lieutenant Colonel, 44th Alabama Infantry, to Mrs. D.L. Bozeman. Comes with the envelope addressed to Mrs. D.L. Bozeman, Farmersville, Lowndes Co., Alabama, with remnants of a Richmond postmark, no postage stamp.


Howardís Grove Hospital

Richmond, Va., May 19, 1864


Mrs. D.L. Bozeman,


Farmersville, Ala.


Dear Madam,


I doubt not but that you have heard through other services of the sad death of your beloved husband, Capt. D.L. Bozeman.


It is in accordance with his request that I write you these lines. In the performance of such a duty- I confess I experience a melancholy pleasure, as it affords me an opportunity to hear testimony to the approachable character of the lamented deceased as a gentleman, and to his great excellence as a soldier, an officer, and a patriot.


It is impossible to find words to express the emotions of sorrow, with which we all, his comrades and fellow soldiers regard the death of our noble brother. We all loved Capt. Bozeman, and we all feel bereaved to think that his presence will no more cheer us on earth. Permit me in my own behalf and in that of the Regiment of which your lamented husband was so bright an ornament to tender your own warmest and most heartfelt sympathies. May God who both promised to temper His blasts to the slain lambs be near you in this your hour of bitterest affliction, and may He grant unto you strength and fortitude to bear up under so terrible a calamity!


It were superfluous to tell you anything of Capt. Bozemanís character as a man, or of his consistency and devotion as a Christian. You know he was just and true, and generous, and amiable, and sincerely & devotedly religious. I only mention these things that you may be assured we all justly appreciated the most excellent character of your noble husband. We esteemed him living as a striking example of the true Christian soldier, and now that he is dead, we shall cherish his memory with pride and affection. Too much cannot be said in praise of Capt. B as an officer and soldier. He was always prompt and faithful in the discharge to all duties. In battle he was as brave in spirit as ever fell in defense of liberty.


Trusting that it may be some consolation to you to know that the spotless character of your honored husband was in some sort appreciated by us his fellow soldiers.

 

I conclude by praying Godís richest blessings on you and his dear little children.


Very respectfully,

Your obdt. Servt.,

Jno. A. Jones 

Lt. Col., 44 Ala. Regt.    


Light age toning and wear. A extremely touching condolence letter written by Captain Bozeman's commanding officer.


David L. Bozeman, was born on February 18, 1834. He enlisted on March 15, 1862, at Pleasant Hill, Ala., and was commissioned 2nd lieutenant, Co. A, 44th Alabama Infantry. He served as acting company commander from November 1862 until February 1863. Promoted to captain in March 1863. He was captured on April 19, 1863, at Suffolk, Va., and wounded in the battle of Chickamauga, Ga., in September 1863. He was mortally wounded in action at the battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Va., and he died on May 16, 1864. He is buried in the Confederate Cemetery at Spotsylvania, Va.


John A. Jones, was a resident of Scottsville, Alabama, when he enlisted in Bibb County, on March 15, 1862, and was commissioned captain in the 44th Alabama Infantry Regiment. He was promoted to major, on September 1, 1862; lieutenant colonel, on September 17, 1862; and he surrendered on April 9, 1865, at Appommatox Court House, Va. 


The 44th Alabama Infantry, was organized at Selma, Ala., in May 1862, and reached Richmond, Va., on July 1st. Assigned to General A.R. Wright's Brigade, the unit was greatly reduced because of camp diseases before its first action at Second Manassas. After fighting at Sharpsburg, it was placed under the command of General Law and fought with the Army of Northern Virginia from Fredericksburg to Cold Harbor, except when it was with Longstreet at Suffolk, Chickamauga, and Knoxville. The 44th was active in the long Petersburg siege north of the James River, then participated in the Appomattox campaign. The regiment lost twenty two percent of the 130 at Second Manssas, seventy per of the 113 at Sharpsburg, and twenty six percent of the 363 at Gettysburg. It reported 27 killed and 112 wounded at the Wildernes, and during the Petersburg siege, from June 13th to December 31st, there were 17 killed and 44 wounded. The regiment surrendered with 17 officers and 192 men. Source: Units of the Confederate States Army  An original Civil War albumen photo of a young Civil War infantry officer- a full standing view of the officer with infantry wreath insignia on his kepi and holding his sword, with sash & eagle beltplate. The image is a Civil War era copy from a CDV photo  and is in an original era wood frame with gilt gesso decoration. . The mat reverse has a pencil notation 'Mother's Brother killed  in  War", but no ID. The image has a crack with an acid free archival repair on reverse of the mat. The frame has chips and cracks but is overall sound, the reverse with wood backing. Approx 14 x 11".  The most widely used Civil War medical splint for healing fractures were invented by Dr Almiron M Day of Bennington Vermont. An original  Maple wood medical wrist resection plint, spatulate shaped,  mkd "AM Day 4" (denoting size) , approx 10.5 x 3",  A ismilar example is illus in Dr Gordon Dammann's book "Civil War Medical Instruments & Equipment", Volume 2 page 76. These were used after resection of a wrist often following a gunshot wond fracture.   Avg wear,  complete and sound,  VG.  The most widely used Civil War medical splint for healing fractures were invented by Dr Almiron M Day of Bennington Vermont. An original Maple wood medical splint for the dorsal aspect of the thigh/calf  mkd "A.M. Day Bennington, Vt 4" (denoting size). A similar example is illus in Dr Gordon Dammann's book "Civil War Medical Instruments & Equipment", Volume 1page 73. Approx 19 x 4.5".   Avg wear,  complete and sound, overall VG.

44th Alabama Infantry Letter $595.00

 

FRAMED PHOTO CIVIL WAR OFFICER W SWORD $235.00

 

CIVIL WAR MEDICAL WRIST SPLINT DR AM DA $135.00

 

MEDICAL THIGH SPLINT DR AM DAY PATENT BE $225.00

Beautiful1 1/2 inch dancer pendant with cultured pearls, rubies and sapphire in excellent condition.  Stamped on back 14K.  Weighs about 8 grams.  


Unused, patriotic envelope with large waving American flag and the motto below, "Long may it wave."  


8 1/2 x 11, imprinted form, filled out in ink.


Jan. 12, 1902


To the United Daughters of the Confederacy:


The undersigned, residing at Washington, N.C. who is an Ex-Confederate Soldier, but not a member of any Camp, hereby makes application for a Confederate Cross of Honor. Applicant entered the service of the Confederate States...November 1861, as a Private in Company I of the 40th Regiment of N.C. State Troops Volunteers, C.S.A., and was at that time a resident of Washington, N.C. Your applicant was honorably discharged from said service at the surrender near Goldsboro, N.C., of Gen. J.E. Johnston...at which time he held the rank of Drummer. 


Respectfully,

George M. Doughty

Applicant


We endorse the above application,

D.S. Liddon

Member Co. K, Reg't 10th Vols., C.S.A.


M. Bonner

Member Co. B, Reg't 40th Vols., C.S.A.


Light age toning and wear. There are two punch holes in the top of the document that do not affect any of the content.


George M. Doughty, was mustered into Co. I, of the 3rd North Carolina Light Artillery (also known as the 40th Regiment of North Carolina State Troops) as a private on October 21, 1861. Detachments of the unit served at Fort Holmes, Fort Caswell, Dort Campbell, Fort Anderson and Fort Fisher. The regiment fought at the battle of Bentonville, N.C., on March 19, 1865, with Doughty serving at the time as a drummer.


David S. Liddon, was mustered into Co. K, 1st North Carolina Light Artillery (also known as the 10th Regiment of Volunteers) on April 22, 1861. He was captured on August 29, 1861, at Fort Hatteras, N.C., and was confined at Fort Warren, Mass., until February 3, 1862. After being exchanged, he was captured again at Fort Fisher, NC., on January 15, 1865, and confined at Elmira Prison, N.Y., until he took the oath of allegiance on May 29, 1865.


Macon Bonner, enlisted on Sept. 15, 1861, and was commissioned 1st lieutenant in the 31st North Carolina Infantry. He later transferred to the 3rd North Carolina Light Artillery (40th N.C. Troops). In the fall of 1864, Bonner's company was sent to Augusta, Ga., and later Savannah, to meet the invasion of General William T. Sherman, with whose forces he was engaged in several skirmishes. After the evacuation of Savannah, he was with his command at Fort Holmes until the fall of Fort Fisher, when he was stationed at Fort Anderson, and participated in the fight with the enemey. At the evacuation of this fort he was captured, and confined at the Old Capitol Prison and Fort Delaware, until June 1865, when he took the oath of allegiance and was released. After the war he was appointed postmaster of Washington, N.C., by President Cleveland. [Source: Confederate Military History]  Handmade linen and lace hankie c1920s.  This cream hankie measures 13.5 inches square, the mitered edge is hand stitched, the lace is handmade needle lace very finely done, the initials are hand embroidered with needle lace filling stitches.  This hankie is in excellent as found condition.

14K Gold Pearl Ruby + Sapphire Dancer Pe $195.00

 

Patriotic Cover, Long May It Wave $15.00

 

Application For a Confederate Cross of H $35.00

 

Handmade linen and lace hankie c1920s $25.00

Handmade linen and lace hankie c1920s.  This cream hankie measures 13.5 inches square, the mitered edge is hand stitched, the initials are hand embroidered with needle lace filling stitches.  This hankie is in excellent as found condition.  Handmade linen and lace hankie c1920s.  This cream hankie measures 13.5 inches square, the mitered edge is hand stitched, the initials are hand embroidered with needle lace filling stitches.  This hankie is in excellent as found condition.  Handmade Filet Lace with butterflies original card c1900.  This cream cotton lace measures 1.25 inches by 14 yards, the design elements are floral.  It has never been used and is old stock from an old lace shop, the lace is in excellent, strong condition.  There is lots of lace here for large projects!

Price $30.00

 Handmade Filet Lace on original card c1900.  This cream cotton lace measures 1.5 inches by 15 yards, the design elements are floral.  It has never been used and is old stock from an old lace shop, the lace is in excellent, strong condition.  There is lots of lace here for large projects!

Handmade linen and lace hankie c1920s $20.00

 

Handmade linen and lace hankie c1920s $20.00

 

Handmade Filet Lace with butterflies ori $30.00

 

Handmade Filet Lace on original card c19 $30.00

Handmade Filet Lace on original card c1900.  This cream cotton lace measures 1.5 inches by 15.5 yards, the design elements are floral.  It has never been used and is old stock from an old lace shop, the lace is in excellent, strong condition.  There is lots of lace here for large projects!  Handmade Filet Lace on original card c1900.  This cream cotton lace measures 1 inch by 12 yards, the design elements are floral.  It has never been used and is old stock from an old lace shop, the lace is in excellent, strong condition.  There is lots of lace here for large projects!  Gorgeous 6 inch x 4 inch x 3 1/4 inch tall hinged etched glass jewelry or rosary box (see cross on box top) in excellent condition.  Brass is stamped France on bottom of box.  H 27in. x d 14in.

Restored and ready for you.


2 available

Handmade Filet Lace on original card c19 $33.00

 

Handmade Filet Lace on original card c19 $20.00

 

Antique French Etched Glass Brass Caske $295.00

 

Deco pendant fixture $450.00

H 38in. x W 23in.

Fine old crystal fixture in good classic style

Not overdone  H 26in. x D 8in.

Explosion proof glass

2 available  H 12in. x w 16in.

Great old art glass flush mount fixture in bronze frame.

Of U.S. origin...historical building  porcelain over steel

More available

Vintage crytal chandelier $2450.00

 

Industrial pendant light $600.00

 

Deco Flush Mount Light 1930 $3500.00

 

industrial wall light $350.00

H 26in. x d 8in.

expolsion proof glass    cool look

more available  H 10in. x W 10in.


Engraved flash glass   rewired  H 30in. x W 12in.

As good as they get...rewired and in mint condition  H 48in. x D 16in.

Heavy and sharp Murano crystal in a spiral motif

Dazzeling addition to any room.

Industrial vintage light $600.00

 

Vintage hall light $450.00

 

Deco bronze exterior wall sconce $3250.00

 

Italian Crystal Art Glass Light 1960 $4800.00




<b>Wounded during Pickett's charge at Gettysburg</b>


(1824-1886) Graduated in the West Point class of 1844. He won a brevet for gallantry in the Mexican War. Played a gallant role in the 1862 Virginia Peninsular campaign, and in the 1862 Maryland campaign which climaxed into the battle of Antietam. He greatly distinguished himself in the battles of Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. During the battle of Gettysburg, Hancock commanded the 2nd Corps, Army of the Potomac. His decisive actions on July 1, 1863 helped to save the strategic Culp's Hill for General Meade's army. On July 3rd, his corps became the focal point for the celebrated Pickett's Charge in which he was seriously wounded. After his recovery, he went on to fight in the bloody battles of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania and Cold Harbor, and earned the sobriquet "Hancock The Superb." In 1880, he was the Democratic nominee for the Presidency of the United States. He was narrowly defeated by another ex Civil War General, the soon to be assassinated, James A. Garfield.


Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 3 7/8 card. Bust view in uniform with rank of major general, with overcoat visible draped over his shoulder. Displayed on a patriotic embossed card with raised vignette of a spread winged eagle, American flags, shield, cannon, musket, sword, etc. Backmark: A.E. Alden, Providence, R.I. Card is slightly trimmed. Light age toning. Very fine.  Handmade Filet Lace on original card c1900.  This cream cotton lace measures 1.25 inches by 15.5 yards, the design elements are floral.  It has never been used and is old stock from an old lace shop, the lace is in excellent, strong condition.  There is lots of lace here for large projects!  Handmade Filet Lace on original card c1900.  This cream cotton lace measures 1.25 inches by 6 yards, the design elements are floral.  It has never been used and is old stock from an old lace shop, the lace is in excellent, strong condition.  Handmade Filet Lace on original card c1900.  This cream cotton lace measures 1.5 inches by 29.5 yards, the design elements are floral.  It has never been used and is old stock from an old lace shop, the lace is in excellent, strong condition.  There is lots of lace here for large projects!

CDV General Winfield S. Hancock $125.00

 

Handmade Filet Lace on original card c19 $30.00

 

Handmade Filet Lace on original card c19 $15.00

 

Handmade Filet Lace on original card c19 $55.00

Handmade Filet Lace with butterflies original card c1900.  This cream cotton lace measures 1.25 inches by 24 yards, the design elements are floral.  It has never been used and is old stock from an old lace shop, the lace is in excellent, strong condition.  There is lots of lace here for large projects!  


<b>Awarded the Medal of Honor for gallantry while leading a charge upon Fort Blakely, Alabama during the Civil War


He was the first man to enter the Rebel works while serving as Lieutenant Colonel of the 8th Illinois Infantry</b>


(1838-1918) He enlisted on April 20, 1861, at Peoria, Illinois, as a 1st sergeant, and was mustered into Co. E, 8th Illinois Infantry. He rose through the ranks and was promoted Lieutenant Colonel of the regiment on September 23, 1863. He led the right wing of his regiment, during the attack on Fort Blakely, Ala., on April 9, 1865, and, springing through an embrasure, was the first man to enter the enemy's works, against a strong fire of artillery and infantry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions! He was mustered out of the U.S. Volunteers, on May 4, 1866, at Baton Rouge, La., and joined the U.S. Regular Army, on July 28, 1866, with rank of captain. At the outbreak of the Spanish American War he was promoted to Brigadier General, and placed in command of the 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 7th Corps. After serving as part of the occupation forces, he was sent to the Philippines, where he was placed in command of a Provisional Brigade in the U.S. 8th Corps during the Philippine-American War. He led his brigade during the Pasig River expedition, Malolos Campaign and at the Battle of Zapote River. He then assumed command of the 1st Brigade, U.S. 2nd Division, 8th Corps during the Northern Offensive where his troops defeated a Filipino force at the Battle of San Jacinto, and linked with the U.S 1st Division under Arthur MacArthur at Dagupan. He commanded the 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 8th Corps during the Second Cavite Expedition, and commanded the Department of Northern Luzon during the second phase of the war. He was General Frederick Funstonís immediate superior and authorized Funston's expedition to capture Emilio Aguinaldo. He was appointed Major General of Volunteers in 1900, and retired on July 15, 1902.


<u>Signed Photograph With Rank</u>: card mount measures, 4 1/4 x 6 1/2, image measures, 3 7/8 x 5 1/2. Half view of the distinguished General Wheaton in uniform with shoulder knots, aiguillettes, and a group of medals pinned to his coat including his Medal of Honor. Nicely autographed in ink on the front mount, Loyd Wheaton, Brig. Genl., U.S. Vols. Backmark: E.E. Henry, Photographer, Leavenworth, Kansas. Light wear. Sharp image. Extremely desirable signed photo, especially since he is wearing his M.O.H.  

  


<b>Excellent letter regarding the death and burial of Captain D.L. Bozeman after the battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Va.</b>


1 page, 8 1/4 x 10 3/4, in ink, written by Sergeant Thomas B. Sommerville, to Mrs. David L. Bozeman.


Near Spottsylvania C.H., May 16th, 1864


Mrs. D.L. Bozeman


Farmersville,


My dear Madam,


It becomes my painful duty to announce to you the death of your Husband. He died this morning a little after day light. He was perfectly sensible to the last and resigned to Godís will with a perfect faith in his future happiness. May we all be so prepared when we are called from this world to [the] next [by] that August Judge who rules the universe.  I have his effects in my possession  and will send them to you by the first safe opportunity. What under clothing he has if you wish I will send you. His sword was left on the battlefield. We buried him near the residence of Mr. J.L. Andrews near Spotsylvania C.H. at what is called the old Court House under a large cedar tree to the left of Maj. Campbell of the 47th Ala. Regt. A head board was placed at his grave with his name there on. In the pocket book when you receive it will be found a portion of his hair. He had every attention during his sufferings which it was possible to give. Mr. Lee Whatley never left him night or day until after roll was over. Had it not been that Col. James & Maj. Cary permitted him to stay with him at all times he could not have been made so comfortable. His death leaves a void in our little circle which we never expect to again see filled as it was done by him. May God render you able to bear this affliction and may his blessing rest upon you and your children is the prayer of your friend.


T.B. Sommerville 


Light age toning and wear. Well written. Excellent content! Very desirable Confederate letter.


David L. Bozeman, was born on February 18, 1834. He enlisted on March 15, 1862, at Pleasant Hill, Ala., and was commissioned 2nd lieutenant, Co. A, 44th Alabama Infantry. He served as acting company commander from November 1862 until February 1863. Promoted to captain in March 1863. He was captured on April 19, 1863, at Suffolk, Va., and wounded in the battle of Chickamauga, Ga., in September 1863. He was mortally wounded in action at the battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Va., and he died on May 16, 1864. He is buried in the Confederate Cemetery at Spotsylvania, Va.


Thomas B. Sommerville, was 5 feet, 9 inches tall, with blue eyes and black hair, and a merchant by occupation when he enlisted as a private at Selma, Ala., on April 20, 1862, and was mustered into Co. A, 44th Alabama Infantry. He was promoted to Quarter Master Sergeant on December 10, 1862, and surrendered with the Army of Northern Virginia, at Appomattox Court House, Va., on April 9, 1865.


Lee Whatley, who is mentioned in Sergeant Sommerville's letter, was Private Leonidas V. Whatley, Co. A, 44th Alabama Infantry, who enlisted on March 17, 1862, at Pleasant Hill. He surrendered with the Army of Northern Virginia, at Appomattox Court House, Va., on April 9, 1865.


The 44th Alabama Infantry, was organized at Selma, Ala., in May 1862, and reached Richmond, Va., on July 1st. Assigned to General A.R. Wright's Brigade, the unit was greatly reduced because of camp diseases before its first action at Second Manassas. After fighting at Sharpsburg, it was placed under the command of General Law and fought with the Army of Northern Virginia from Fredericksburg to Cold Harbor, except when it was with Longstreet at Suffolk, Chickamauga, and Knoxville. The 44th was active in the long Petersburg siege north of the James River, then participated in the Appomattox campaign. The regiment lost twenty two percent of the 130 at Second Manssas, seventy per of the 113 at Sharpsburg, and twenty six percent of the 363 at Gettysburg. It reported 27 killed and 112 wounded at the Wildernes, and during the Petersburg siege, from June 13th to December 31st, there were 17 killed and 44 wounded. The regiment surrendered with 17 officers and 192 men. Source: Units of the Confederate States Army  Handmade Filet Lace on original card c1900.  This cream cotton lace measures 1.25 inches by 5 yards, the design elements are floral.  It has never been used and is old stock from an old lace shop, the lace is in excellent, strong condition.

Handmade Filet Lace with butterflies ori $48.00

 

Autographed Photo, General Loyd Wheaton,

 

44th Alabama Infantry Letter $495.00

 

Handmade Filet Lace on original card c19 $10.00

Handmade Filet Lace on original card c1900.  This cream cotton lace measures 1.5 inches by 31 yards, the design elements are floral.  It has never been used and is old stock from an old lace shop, the lace is in excellent, strong condition.  There is lots of lace here for large projects!  


<b>On The Lines Near Atlanta</b>


Imprint of Taylor & Huntington, Hartford, Conn. The War For The Union, Photographic History, 1861-1865. Original Photographs taken by the Government Photographer during the war. View No. 255. Trossell's Barnyard, At Gettysburg. Biglow's 9th Mass. Battery of Light Artillery was ordered to hold this position to the last, sacrifice themselves if necessary, in order to give time to adjust our line for defense. This battery went into the fight with 88 horses; they came out with but 7 horses. Deas men and horses fairly covered the ground where they fought. This view shows a glimpse of a portion of the ground occupied by this splendid battery. The albumen photograph measures, 3 1/2 x 3 1/4, and is blind stamped, copyrighted. Mount measures, 7 x 4 1/2.


There is another photograph on the reverse side. View No. 6717. On The Lines Near Atlanta. This is the "Potter house" on the Rebel lines near Atlanta. The sharpshooters of the enemy posted themselves in the upper rooms and on the roof of this house overlooking the Union lines, and thus greatly annoying our troops and killing many of our men. Finally a battery of light artillery was brought up and quickly made the house untenable for sharpshooters or anyone else. The albumen photograph measures, 3 x 3 1/8. The Taylor & Huntington imprint, etc. is the same as described above.


Light age toning and wear. Mount is chipped at bottom edge. This does not affect the images or the imprint. Fine pair of images.  Handmade Filet Lace on original card c1900.  This cream cotton lace measures 2.5 inches by 4.25 yards, the design elements are floral.  It has never been used and is old stock from an old lace shop, the lace is in excellent, strong condition.  Handmade Filet Lace on original card c1900.  This cream cotton lace measures 2 inches by 10.5 yards, the design elements are floral.  It has never been used and is old stock from an old lace shop, the lace is in excellent, strong condition.

Handmade Filet Lace on original card c19 $48.00

 

Photographs, Trosell's Barnyard at Getty $250.00

 

Handmade Filet Lace on original card c19 $12.00

 

Handmade Filet Lace on original card c19 $20.00




(1807-1870) Born at Stratford, in Westmoreland County, Va. Son of the legendary Revolutionary War hero, "Lighthorse Harry" Lee. Graduated #2 in the West Point class of 1829 without a single demerit to his name in 4 years! He emerged from the Mexican War with one wound, three brevets for gallantry, a brilliant reputation, and the ever lasting esteem of the commanding General of the U.S.A., Winfield Scott, who said Lee was "the very best soldier that I ever saw in the field." Served as Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy, 1852-55, and commanded the detachment that captured John Brown at Harper's Ferry in 1859. Turned down the command of the Union Army in 1861, as he said he could never raise his sword against his native Virginia. Instead he was appointed commander of all military forces of Virginia, and soon after general in the Regular Army of the Confederate States of America. During the War Between The States, he commanded the Army of Northern Virginia at such battlefields as 2nd Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Petersburg, Richmond and Appomattox. His reputation became legendary and he might very well be the most famous soldier in American history! In the last years of his life, he served as president of Washington College at Lexington, Va. (now Washington & Lee Univ.) where he is buried in the chapel.


Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 3 3/4 card. Bust view in civilian attire. Brady & Co., Washington imprint on the front mount. Backmark: M.B. Brady & Co., National Photographic Portrait Galleries, Washington, D.C., and New York. Mount has been trimmed. Period ink inscription on the reverse: Genl. Lee, Pres't of Washington College, Va., Nov. 1867.  


Hand drawn lyrics and music by an unknown author, for a song titled "Requiem on the Death of Robert E. Lee," mourning the death of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Three bars of words and music. Rest, rest in silent slumber. Till the judgement trumpet peals. Hearts are bleeding without number. Ev'ry one deep sorrow, sorrow feels, deep sorrow feels. Never more thy sword shall glisten. On the battle's crimson plain. Ghostly hosts now crowd to listen. To thy loud command again. Again to thy loud command.  10 1/4 x 4 1/8. Age toning and light wear. Very interesting piece of General Robert E. Lee related memorabilia. Circa 1870's.  


Unused, 5 1/2 x 3 1/2, linen postcard, with full color illustration. Imprint at top of the card: Statue of Robert E. Lee, Monument and Allen Avenues, Richmond, Va. Descriptive text on the reverse: This statue of the General in Chief of the Confederate Armies by Antoine Mercie, was drawn by ropes by citizens to this spot, and unveiled before 100,000 people in 1890. Published by The Richmond News Co., Richmond, Va.  


<b>Come Right In, Don't Knock, Petersburg, Virginia</b>


Imprint of Taylor & Huntington, Hartford, Conn. The War For The Union, Photographic History, 1861-1865. Original Photographs taken by the Government Photographer during the war. View No. 6161. Libby Prison, Richmond, Va. This famous prison was the scene of much suffering during the war. Union prisoners were crowded into this building like sardines in a box. The prisoners were ill treated and more than half starved by the brutal keepers. Some wonderful escapes were made by tunneling a long distance and coming up to the surface away from the prison, and then escaping  into the Union lines some miles away. The albumen photograph measures, 3 1/2 x 3, and is blind stamped, copyrighted. Mount measures, 7 x 4 1/2.


There is another photograph on the reverse side. View No. 6035. Come Right In, Don't Knock. General Grant's messengers were apt to call on the Petersburg people almost any time, day or night. They always came in a hurry and didn't stop to knock or wait to be invited in. This view shows how one of them went in. There probably was not a house in the city but what was hit by the shell from our batteries.The albumen photograph measures, 3 1/8 x 3. The Taylor & Huntington imprint, etc. is the same as described above.


Light age toning. Mount is worn at edges and corners. Fine pair of images.

CDV General Robert E. Lee

 

Requiem on the Death of Robert E. Lee $150.00

 

General Robert E. Lee Monument, Richmond $5.00

 

Photographs, Libby Prison, Richmond, Vir $250.00

A nice all original Patent June 4, 1861 / Nov. 5, 1864 desk pen stand and inkwell.  The spun brass base measures approximately 5 inches in diameter and is fitted with a pen stand of cast iron.  A glass ink reservoir is set in with a patent dated hinged pewter top.  All in nice original condition with natural age, uncleaned and with pleasing evidence of period use; has a large period ink stain on the underside. A neat piece for the Civil War personal item and antique writing instrument collector.   <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 !  Those collector / historians who pay attention to such things will recognize the construction of the pan of this attractive antique candle holder as of the same three piece design as was used by 19th century tinsmiths in fashioning mess pans, wash basins and the like.  Measuring 6 Ĺ inches in diameter at the mouth and tapering to approximately 4 ľ inches at its base, the tinned sheet iron pan stands 2 ľ inches from base to rim not counting the rolled finger loop. All original and as found after decades of storage(even to a period gummed inventory label on the bottom) this classic old <I>deep-pan</I> candle holder appears never to have been used and retains its tin coating with much of the <I>as new</I> gloss mixed with a darker natural age patina. (see: Steamboat Arabia Museum collection )  <B>Don't forget to give our search feature a try</B> for special wants. A simple <U>key word</U> in lower case works best. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!!

 Our photos (illustrated here with a quarter for size comparison) will do best to describe this Maine Womenís Relief Corps badge except to remind you that it is all original and in fine + condition after decades of storage.  A nice Civil War veteran  ladies auxiliary item without spending a lot of money.  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!


 


<b>Huge sale naming 31 Slaves!</b>


9 x 15, in ink, with blue paper seal affixed at bottom right.


The State of South Carolina


Know all men by these presents, That I Alexander Fraser of Saint Bartholomews Parish, in the State aforesaid, Physician, for and in consideration of the sum of Fifteen thousand dollars, to me in hand paid, at and before the sealing and delivery of these Presents, by James O'Hear and Emanuel Weitsell, (the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge) have bargained and sold, and by these Presents, doth bargain, sell and deliver to the said James O'Hear and Emanuel Weitsell, the following negro slaves, to wit, Will, Charmont, Joe, Billy, Caesar, Neptune, George, Prince, Isaac, Frank, London, Torrey, Sue, Hannah, Phillis, Auba, Lucy, Rose, Hagar, Affey, Eve, Peggy, Sally, Nelly, Charles, Edy, Jane, Indy, Sam, Ben, and Becky, together with the future issue and increase of the females.


To have and to hold, the said negro slaves, Will, Charmont, Joe, Billy, Caesar, Neptune, George, Prince, Isaac, Frank, London. Torrey, Sue, Hannah, Phillis, Auba, Lucy, Rose, Hugar, Affey, Eve, Peggy, Sally, Nelly, Charles, Edy, Jane, Indy, Sam, Ben, and Becky, together with the future issue and increase of the females, unto the said James O'Hear and Emanuel Weitsell, their Executors, administrators and assigns: to them and their only proper use and behoof forever. And I the said Alexander Fraser, my Executors and administrators, the said bargained premises, unto the said James O'Hear and Emanuel Weitsell, their executors, administrators, and assigns, from and against all persons whomsoever, shall and will warrant and forever defend as to their title, but not as to their saneness. 


In witness whereof, I the said Alexander Fraser have hereunto set my hand and seal, this thirtieth day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty two, and in the seventy seventh year of the Sovereignty and Independence of the United States of America.


Signed and sealed and delivered in the presence of M.E. Cain, O.P. Williams.


Alex. Fraser


Light age toning and wear. There are some old tape stains to the reverse that show somewhat on the obverse of the document. Some archival tape repairs to the folds on the reverse. Extremely well written manuscript.  A very desirable South Carolina slave bill of sale naming 31 slaves!

Civil War era Pat. 1861 - 1864 DESK PEN $245.00

 

Antique Lighting - Deep Pan - TIN CANDL $85.00

 

Department of Maine Ė Womenís Relief Cor $40.00

 

1852 South Carolina Slave Bill of Sale $450.00

Handmade Filet Lace on original card c1900.  This cream cotton lace measures 3.25 inches by 6 yards, the design elements are floral.  It has never been used and is old stock from an old lace shop, the lace is in excellent, strong condition.  Handmade Filet Lace on original card c1900.  This cream cotton edging lace measures 3.75 inches by 2.75 yards, the design elements are floral.  It has never been used and is old stock from an old lace shop, the lace is in excellent, strong condition.   Handmade Filet Lace on original card c1900.  This cream cotton lace measures 3.5 inches by 2.75 yards, the design elements are floral with little wheat designs added by hand using buttonhole stitches.  It has never been used and is old stock from an old lace shop, the lace is in excellent, strong condition.   


Wet plate, albumen photograph, mounted to 4 x 2 3/8 card. View of an unidentified screw steamer. Backmark: J. Harris, 83 Queen Street, Portsea, [England]. Very fine. 


During the War Between The States, England not only built ships, but also provided crews, armaments and provisions for the Confederacy.

Handmade Filet Lace on original card c19 $15.00

 

Handmade Filet Lace on original card c19 $12.00

 

Handmade Filet Lace on original card c19 $12.00

 

CDV, Ship Photographed in Portsea, Engla $150.00




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