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<b>Written by an officer captured at Winchester, Va., and who died as a P.O.W.

"We are under marching orders and I expect we will leave this place for Winchester tomorrow morning. We are getting very tired of staying here but may not better our condition by leaving though I do not think it will be as hard on the men if we go there. We are badly situated here. It takes a great many men for picket and besides that we have to guard all the trains for hay and provisions so that it keeps the men almost constantly on duty, and that is not very pleasant in March and we have real March weather here at this time."</b>

<b><u>Romney, Va., March 14th, 1863</b></u>

My Dear and loving wife,

After my love to you and the children I will inform you that I am well and hope these few lines may find you all well.  Brother Brady left here this morning for home.  Sent a few lines by him but I had not time to write anymore.  I also sent three hundred dollars by him which I want you to give to Mr. Wm. Thornberry and take his receipt for it.  If you do not feel like taking it to him you can send him word to come after it.  I have a little more but I thought I would try and bring it myself.  Well dear, I should have written day before yesterday but I was ordered to go to Green Springs with part of our company to guard a train of new wagons, and I did not get back until after dark last night.  I then had to go to the paymaster for my money and I did not get it till one oíclock this morning, and I tell you I was awful tired and sleepy, but I took a good long nap this morning so that I got pretty well rested, and I think that by tomorrow that I will be all right.  Well Dear, we are under marching orders and I expect we will leave this place for Winchester tomorrow morning.  We are getting very tired of staying here but may not better our condition by leaving though I do not think it will be as hard on the men if we go there.  We are badly situated here.  It takes a great many men for picket and besides that we have to guard all the trains for hay and provisions so that it keeps the men almost constantly on duty, and that is not very pleasant in March and we have real March weather here at this time.  One part of the day will be warm and pleasant and maybe in an hour it will be blowing and snowing.  That was the way it was yesterday and towards night it got very cold and it was as cold a night as we have had, and it has been cold all day and I think it will be cold tonight, but we can keep warm in our tent but it is hard on the poor boys.  Well Dear, I feel very lonesome and low spirited.  I would like to be at home with my little family for I never wanted to see you so bad in my life and I do hope it will not be long before I can get home.  Well the mail has come and I must stop and see what there is for me good.  I got your letter of the 9th and it done me good to hear from you.  I read your letter over three times.  I was glad to hear that you were all in tolerable health.  Well Dear, you talk of me being weaned from home but such is not the case for I would be very glad to come but canít get off just when I want to, and I donít think you can feel any more lonely than I do.  I get in such a way studying about home and my Dear little family sometimes that it seems to me I canít stand it to stay away any longer, and I lay at night after the rest have gone to sleep and study and dream of home and some times I almost fancy that I can see my Dear little Irena, and it is hard for me to keep from crying for the tears will start in my eyes even while I write to you.  I will send that letter to Miss Margrave but for my part I will never have anything more to say to her.  So good by my Dear and loving wife.  May the good Lord bless you and the children. 


From your loving husband,

Lieut. L. Lupton

Direct to Winchester

Light staining and wear. 

Levi Lupton, was 39 years old, when he enlisted on July 25, 1862, at Columbus, Ohio, as a 2nd lieutenant. He was commissioned into Co. C, 116th Ohio Infantry, on September 19, 1862, at Gallipolis, Ohio. He was promoted to 1st lieutenant on June 13, 1863, but was never mustered at that rank because he was captured the next day, June 14, 1863, at Winchester, Va. He spent time confined in Libby Prison, Richmond, Va., and at Macon, Ga., and Charleston, S.C., where he died on September 12, 1864.

Levi Lupton married Elizabeth Minor on March 16, 1848, and they were residents of Jerusalem, Ohio.      

Civil War patriotic imprint with full color vignette of Zouave holding an American flag in one hand and a knife in the other with bombs bursting nearby. Slogan below, "The Spirit of the North Aroused." 5 x 2 3/4. Light staining and wear.

***See our Patriotic Imprints section to read more information about this item.  <b>The Writings of John Wilkes Booth</b>

Edited by John Rhodehamel and Louise Taper. Published by The University of Illinois Press, Urbana and Chicago. Hardcover with dust jacket, 171 pages, index, illustrated. Like new condition. 

All of the known writings of John Wilkes Booth are included in this collection, a major new contribution to scholarship on Abraham, Lincoln, the Civil War, and nineteenth century theatre history. More than one half of this material has never been published before.

Of this wealth of material, the most important item is a previously unpublished twenty page manuscript discovered at the Players Club in Manhattan. Written by Booth in 1860 in a form similar to Mark Antony's funeral oration in Julius Caesar, it makes clear that his hatred for Lincoln was formed early and was deeply rooted in his pro-slavery and pro-Southern ideology.

Also included in the nearly seventy documents are six love letters to a seventeen year old Boston girl, Isabel Sumner, written during the summer of 1864, when Booth was conspiring against Lincoln; several explicit statements of Booth's political convictions; and the diary he kept during his futile twelve day flight after the assassination.

The documents show that Booth, although opinionated and impulsive, was not an isolated madman. Rather, he was a highly successful actor and ladies' man who also was a Confederate agent. Along with many others, he believed Lincoln was a tyrant whose policies threatened civil liberties.   

<b>Written by an officer captured at Winchester, Va., and who died as a P.O.W.

"I went out on Saturday with 44 men to guard a train that went after hay. We went about six miles to a farm that belonged to a Union man. He had to leave his farm and move his family to Ohio and he wanted us to go and get what hay he had. We did not see any Secesh in our tramp. I donít think there is any in this section unless it is some small squads that follow horse stealing."</b>

<b><u>Romney, Va., March 2nd, 1863</b></u>

My ever Dear and loving wife,

I thought I would write you a few lines this afternoon as I felt lonesome and it does me good to talk to you on paper when I canít talk to you any other way.  I am still in good health and hope these few lines may find you enjoying the same blessing.  Well my Dear, I thought you had trouble enough without everybody trying to make you more, but I understand that some person or persons have been reporting about the country that I had took to drinking whiskey and swearing and in fact doing everything that was mean and disgraceful and that I got to be the vilest of the vile.  Well my Dear, I donít know whether you had got to hear this or not as I never heard a word of it until last night and you have never said anything about it in your letters.  G. Carleton told me that several people were asking him about me and Mr. Barnes told his son about it when he was at Cumberland.  These tales have been raised by some person or persons there.  They have not been reported from camp and all I have to say is this, they may write any of the boys and find out for themselves whether these reports are true or not.  I feel that the love you have for me will not let you believe any such reports for Dear I have not forgot the promise I made to you, and that I made to my Heavenly Father that I would by his help try and live in such a manner that it would never cause the blush of shame to mantle the cheeks of those who are near and dear to me, but all I have to say is this, I have tried as hard to do what I thought to be right since I came to the army as I ever did in all my life, and I trust that my Heavenly Father will help me by his blessed spirit to do what is right in his sight and then all that is said by those who are trying to injure my character will fall harmless to the ground.  Well yesterday was Sunday here.  I went to hear Bro. Brady preach in the afternoon.  He preached a very good sermon.  It was a very blustery day here with little spritz of rain.  The wind blew so hard that it came very near upsetting our white house and it blowed down our chimney and smoked us out, but in the evening it ceased blowing and was a very pleasant night and today it is very fine and pleasant.  I went out on Saturday with 44 men to guard a train that went after hay.  We went about six miles to a farm that belonged to a Union man.  He had to leave his farm and move his family to Ohio and he wanted us to go and get what hay he had.  We did not see any Secesh in our tramp.  I donít think there is any in this section unless it is some small squads that follow horse stealing.  Capt. is talking of coming home in a few days and if he does I donít expect I can get off until he comes back.  Well Dear, I must conclude with my never dying love to you and the children.  May the good Lord bless you and keep you safe is the prayer of your unworthy but loving husband.

Lieut. L. Lupton

I have no stamps

Light staining and wear. 

Levi Lupton, was 39 years old, when he enlisted on July 25, 1862, at Columbus, Ohio, as a 2nd lieutenant. He was commissioned into Co. C, 116th Ohio Infantry, on September 19, 1862, at Gallipolis, Ohio. He was promoted to 1st lieutenant on June 13, 1863, but was never mustered at that rank because he was captured the next day, June 14, 1863, at Winchester, Va. He spent time confined in Libby Prison, Richmond, Va., and at Macon, Ga., and Charleston, S.C., where he died on September 12, 1864.

Levi Lupton married Elizabeth Minor on March 16, 1848, and they were residents of Jerusalem, Ohio.

116th Ohio Infantry Letter


The Spirit of the North Aroused $8.00


Right or Wrong, God Judge Me,


116th Ohio Infantry Letter

Indian wearing headdress with the merchant's name Harvey & Co. above and the year 1863 below, on the obverse. General Store, Fort Edward, N.Y. on the reverse. Very fine.  <b>Ohio</b>

Spread winged eagle with arrows and olive branches in its talons and American shield on the obverse. J.W. Gray, Groceries and Dry Goods, Cor. Adams & Sixth, Steubenville, O.[hio] on the reverse. There is a very tiny hole in the token, otherwise it is very fine.

WBTS Trivia: President Abraham Lincoln's Secretary of War, Edwin M. Stanton, was born and raised in Steubenville, Ohio. 

The city of Steubenville, Ohio received its name from Fort Steuben which was built in 1786. The fort was named in honor of Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben. Baron von Steuben, was a Prussian-born American military officer. He served as inspector general and Major General of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He is credited with being one of the fathers of the Continental Army in teaching them the essentials of military drills, tactics, and disciplines. He wrote Regulations for the Order and Discipline of the Troops of the United States, the book that served as the standard United States drill manual until the War of 1812. He served as General George Washington's chief of staff in the final years of the war.   

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 1862. Vignette of train at lower left. Choice uncirculated.


Liberty wearing liberty cap encircled by stars with the year 1863 below on the obverse, Wilson's Medal with the number "1" within a wreath on the reverse. Very fine.

1863 Civil War Merchant Token, Harvey &


Civil War Merchant Token, Groceries & Dr


1862 Summit County Bank, Ohio, 10 Cents


1863 Civil War Patriotic Token, Liberty

7 3/4 x 10, manuscript in ink.

Account Sales of part of the personal property of the Estate of Edward C. Melke, Deceased. Sold on the 4th day of Jany. 1847. Negro Boy Crump sold to A. Burwell- 500.00. Negro Boy Washington sold to C. Ryan- 605.00. Negro Boy Nelson, Diana & 4 Children sold to H.C. Vale- 1,600.00. $2,705.00. A.H. Laurin, Administrator of E.C. Melke, Decd.

Light age toning. Very fine. 

Edward C. Melke lived in Vicksburg, Mississippi.  

7 3/4 x 4, manuscript in ink. Itemized account for the treatment of a negro child. Recd. Payment, December 4th, 1844. Very fine.  

(1816-87) Born near Louisville, Ky., he saw action during the Mexican War as Lieutenant Colonel of the 4th Kentucky Infantry. He served in the Kentucky State Legislature, and was appointed Minister to Spain by President Buchanan in 1858. Preston was prominently engaged in inducing Kentucky to join the Confederacy, and served on the staff of his brother-in-law, General Albert S. Johnston, with rank of colonel, until the latter's death at Shiloh. Commissioned Brigadier General, April 14, 1862, he fought in the battles of Corinth, Murfreesboro, and Chickamauga. In 1864 he was appointed Confederate minister to the Imperial Mexican government but never reached Maximilian and instead spent the last months of the war in the Trans-Mississippi Department. 

Albumen photograph, on 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 mount, with contemporary pencil ID at the bottom. No imprint. Taken after April 1862, this view shows Preston in Confederate uniform with rank of  brigadier general.   

This sloop of war was launched on March 20, 1862, at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, and served in the U.S. Navy during the Civil War.  Assigned to the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, the "Juniata" was first stationed at Norfolk, Va., where her guns protected the navy yard.  Ordered to join the West Indies Squadron, she departed Hampton Roads on April 26, 1863, and captured the schooner "Harvest" loaded with Confederate cotton that was bound for Nassau.  Joining the squadron on May 5th, she continued to play havoc on Confederate commerce capturing four ships including the schooner, "Fashion" which had a cargo of chemicals that were critical to the Confederacy.  She continued to cruise in the West Indies convoying California bound ships to safe water and alertly watching for signs of Rebel cruisers and blockade runners until she was ordered to set sail for New York on November 24, 1863.  The "Juniata" was under repairs during the first half of 1864 at Philadelphia, and she departed on August 12th in search of the Rebel cruiser, "Tallahassee" which was reported off the New Jersey coast near Sandy Hook.  She then served again with the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron until steaming to Wilmington, N.C., in early December to take part in the forthcoming Union naval operations.  She was in the thick of the fighting during the first attack on Fort Fisher, and her daring upon this occasion cost her two officers and three men killed, and eleven men wounded.  In the second attack on the fort five more of her crew were killed, and ten wounded, but the Rebel stronghold fell, thus effectively sealing off the Confederacy from further foreign aid.  Transferred to the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, on January 18, 1865, she docked at Port Royal, S.C. to repair damages received in the furious action at Fort Fisher.  She then participated in the expedition to Bullís Bay in support of General William T. Sherman during his advance in the Carolinaís campaign.  After receiving repairs again at Port Royal, S.C., she was ordered to cruise along the coast of Brazil as far south as Buenos Aires where her duty was to protect American citizens and their interests.  Departing Port Royal on June 17, 1865, she arrived at Bahia, Brazil on August 8th bringing with her the new United States consul.  With the exception of a cruise to the coast of Africa from June 12th to September 30, 1866, she remained in South American waters until April 30, 1867, when she sailed from Rio de Janeiro for home, arriving at Philadelphia on June 24, 1867.  In late 1882, with Commander George Dewey in command, the "Juniata" departed from the New York Navy Yard, on a voyage which took her around the world through the Strait of Gibraltar, the Suez Canal, to Bombay, Batavia, Singapore and Hong Kong, among her many ports of call.  She returned to New York on December 10, 1885, and operated from that port until she sailed for the Pacific on August 16, 1886.  She returned to New York on February 4, 1889, and was decommissioned on February 28, 1889.  The "Juniata" was sold at the Portsmouth Navy Yard, on March 25, 1891.

Wet plate, albumen photograph, mounted to 5 1/4 x 4 1/4 card. View of the ship in port. Period ink identification on the reverse, "U.S.S. "Juniata" taken off Cob Dock, New York Navy Yard." "G.P. Hunt, [1] U.S.S. "Juniata," Staten Island, New York, June 22, 1886." Light age toning and wear.

[1] George P. Hunt, who once owned this photograph, was commissioned Third Assistant Engineer, July 1, 1861; Second Assistant Engineer, December 18, 1862; First Assistant Engineer, January 30, 1865; and Chief Engineer, July 4, 1880. He died April 5, 1887.

1847 Account Sales of Estate Including E $175.00


1844 Medical Receipt For Slaves


Photograph, General William Preston $95.00


Photograph, Union Warship, U. S. S. Juniat $250.00

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

(1823-1906) Born at Munfordville, Kentucky, he was a cousin of General Ben Hardin Helm of the Confederate Army. He graduated in the West Point class of 1845, and during the Mexican War he earned a brevet for gallantry at Buena Vista. He saw much duty on the Indian frontier during the pre Civil War years, and on October 11, 1861, he was commissioned a brigadier general of volunteers. He commanded a division in General Don Carlos Buell's Army of the Ohio at Shiloh and Perryville; and at Murfreesboro where he especially distinguished himself. Wood was wounded on December 31, 1862, but refused to leave the field until the fighting was done. He also saw action at Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, the Atlanta campaign, where his leg was shattered, and at Nashville. 

Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 3 7/8 card. Standing view in uniform with rank of brigadier general, holding kepi. Period ink ID on the front mount, Brig. Genl. T.J. Wood, Comdg. 1st Division, 21st A.C. Backmark: Webster's Photograph Gallery, 475 Main St., Louisville, Ky. Also includes a list of other major generals, brigadier generals, and colonels that Webster's Gallery has available. Shows age toning and the card is trimmed. Scarce.  

<b>Killed in the battle of Wilson's Creek, Missouri in 1861</b>

Civil War patriotic imprint with black bordered mourning illustration of General Nathaniel Lyon with name printed below. Published by J.G. Wells, cor. of Park Row Beekman St., N.Y. Light staining. 

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

<u>General Nathaniel Lyon</u>: (1818-61) Graduated from West Point in 1841 ranking #11. During the years before the Civil War he fought against the Florida Seminoles and was brevetted captain for gallantry in the Mexican War. More than any other man he saved Missouri for the Union in 1861. He was killed in action at the battle of Wilson's Creek, Mo., August 10, 1861.


(1818-99) Born in Chesterfield County, Va., he served as a lieutenant of the 1st Virginia Volunteers during the Mexican War. As a captain of Virginia Militia he was officer of the day at the hanging of John Brown in 1859. Two years later, as a major of the 4th Virginia Battalion Militia, he was on duty at Norfolk. Entering the Confederate Army as colonel of the 12th Virginia Infantry, on May 9, 1861, he served on the lower Peninsula until the spring of 1862, when his regiment was attached to the Army of Northern Virginia in General William Mahone's brigade. With this command he fought at Seven Pines, the Seven Days Battles, and at 2nd Manassas where he was severely wounded and disabled until July 1863. At the the battle of the Wilderness, on May 6, 1864, he succeeded Mahone in command of the brigade, and was commissioned brigadier general. At the battle of the Crater, at Petersburg, July 30, 1864, Weisiger greatly distinguished himself as he and William Mahone led the Confederate counterattack. Both generals were largely responsible for the complete victory that followed, Weisiger being wounded in the battle. He was paroled at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865.

Albumen photograph, on 4 1/8 x 6 1/8 mount, with contemporary pencil ID at the bottom. No imprint. This is the only pose in Confederate uniform of Weisiger known to exist. Light age toning.  

J.L. Agens & Co. Newspapers, No. 1, Commerce St., Newark, N.J. on the obverse and Good For 1 Cent on the reverse. Very fine.

CDV General Thomas J. Wood $195.00


General Nathaniel Lyon $15.00


Photograph, General Daniel A. Weisiger $125.00


Civil War Merchant Token, J. L. Agens & C

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

(1824-84) Born in Connellsville, Pa., he moved to Oregon in 1844, studied law and was admitted to the bar. He moved to Olympia, Washington, in 1853, and was elected to the Territorial House of Representatives in 1856, and served as speaker. He was appointed United States Attorney for Washington by President Franklin Buchanan in 1857. He returned to Salem, Oregon in 1858 where he practiced law for twelve years. Served as U.S. Congressman, 1869-71. He ran unsuccessfully for governor of Oregon in 1882.

<u>Autograph With Place</u>: 5 1/4 x 5 1/2, in ink, J.S. South, Salem, Oregon. Very fine.  

Macon, May 1st, 1864. Vignette of a slave hoeing in the fields. 50 Cts in red overprint. Uncirculated condition.  

Group lot of three stereoscopic cabinet size photographs of the National Abraham Lincoln Monument in Springfield, Illinois. View #1: Complete view of the impressive monument. Imprint on the front mount, "Entered by John Carroll Power, in 1883, in the office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington." Much of the descriptive label on the reverse of the card has been damaged (lifted off) from an old mounting. #2: Close up view of the cavalry group which is on one of the side pedestals below Lincoln. Imprint on the reverse gives a complete description of the sculpture, and a message from The National Lincoln Monument Association, dated April 18, 1882. #3: Close up view of the Artillery Group. As above with descriptive imprint on the reverse of the card. The images were photographed by J.A.W. Pittman, for J.C. Power. They show various degrees of age toning and wear. An interesting group of three images for the Lincoln collector.  

By F.B. Carpenter. Introduction by Mark E. Neely, Jr. University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, Ne., First Bison Books printing, 1995. Soft cover, 359 pages, index, front piece illustration. Excellent.

Late in 1863 a young painter named Francis B. Carpenter wished to commemorate the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation. The likeable and well connected Carpenter received President Lincoln's consent during a visit to the White House. "Well, Mr. Carpenter, we will turn you loose in here," said Lincoln. The painter set up a studio in the state dining room and worked for months in 1864 under a lighted chandelier. It was a marvelous opportunity to observe the president and converse with him. 

"The Inner Life of Abraham Lincoln" is Carpenter's account of his experience. He watched the daily parade of petitioners who came to Lincoln's office- worried mothers, desperate job seekers, needy widows and orphans. He heard Lincoln's own account of the decision to abolish slavery by proclamation, heard him recite Shakespeare, and heard him say often, "That reminds me of a story..." He dealt with little Tad, gathered anecdotes from insiders, and excerpted published reminiscences from former associates like William H. Herndon. He added his own impressions of the president, noting a deep melancholy underneath the famous humor.

This book originally published in 1866, struck a chord with a public hungering for intimate details about the fallen president. Carpenter's painting, "The First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation before the Cabinet," (used as the cover art for this book) was finished earlier, displayed in the rotunda of the Capitol before Lincoln's second inauguration, and then exhibited on a northern tour. Reproductions hung in many homes, offices, and schoolrooms.

Autograph, Joseph S. Smith $10.00


1864 State of Mississippi 50 Cents Note


Photographs, National Lincoln Monument, $75.00


The Inner Life of Abraham Lincoln, Six M

(1825-1901) A native of Kentucky, he saw action in the Mexican War as a lieutenant in the 3rd Kentucky Infantry. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Taylor was appointed lieutenant colonel, of the 1st Kentucky Infantry, and colonel to rank from Oct. 14, 1861. After service in the Peninsular campaign, the 1st Kentucky, one of the 12 months regiments, was mustered out in the summer of 1862. Taylor then reported to Kirby Smith in East Tennessee and commanded a brigade in Stevenson's division at Cumberland Gap and in Kentucky. While serving under General John C. Pemberton at Vicksburg, he was captured and paroled, and after his exchange he commanded the District of South Mississippi and East Louisiana. At the end of the war he was post commander at Mobile, Ala.

Wet plate, albumen photograph, on 4 1/8 x 5 3/4 mount. View as brigadier general. No imprint. Light age toning and wear. 


<b>Signed in print by Edwin M. Stanton and A. Lincoln</b>

4 x 6 1/2, imprint, 3 pages.

War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, November 20, 1863

General Orders

No. 375

I..Before a General Court Martial, which convened in the city of Washington, October 28, 1863...was arraigned and tried- John K. Stetler.

The charge brought against Mr. Stetler was "willful neglect of duty." Two specifications go into detail describing why he is being charged. "the said John K. Stetler did, at the city of Baltimore, Maryland, on or about the 5th day of May 1863, enter into a contract, in writing, with Captain Thomas C. Sullivan, Commissary of Subsistance, U.S. Army, acting for and on behalf of the Government of the United States, to furnish to the Subsistance Department of the United States Army certain subsistence supplies, to wit one hundred thousand pounds prime roasted and ground Rio coffee, at and for the price of thirty seven 97/100 dollars for every one hundred pounds...that the United States should accept the said coffee and pay the said price on the terms and conditions in said contract set forth, it being stipulated by said contract that proof, by chemical analysis or otherwise, that the said coffee so agreed to be furnished should be composed wholly of pure, prime Rio coffee, and that the same should be delivered in Baltimore, as follows: fifty thousand pounds by May 7th, and fifty thousand pounds in five days thereafter."

Stetler failed to deliver any coffee at all by the May 7th and 12th, 1863 due dates, and eventually delivered about 100 casks of adulterated and impure coffee at Baltimore on June 5, 1863, in an attempt to defraud the United States Government. 

After mature deliberation on the evidence adduced, the Court found him guilty on the 2nd specification and sentenced him "to be imprisoned in the Penitentiary at Albany, New York, or at such other place as the Secretary of War may direct, for the term of five years."

War Department, November 20, 1863

II..The proceedings, findings, and sentence in the foregoing case are approved, and it is ordered that the sentence be executed by imprisonment in the Penitentiary at Albany.


Secretary of War

Approved: A. LINCOLN

III..The Military Governor of the District of Columbia will send the prisoner, John K. Stetler, under a proper guard, to Albany, New York, and deliver him to the Warden of the Penitentiary at that place for confinement, in accordance with the foregoing sentence and order.

By Order Of The Secretary Of War:


Assistant Adjutant General

Small stain at edges. Light wear.

Any orders that have President Lincoln's printed signature on them are always desirable.    

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

(1829-91) Born in Fremont, Ohio, he graduated from St. Xavier College, Cincinnati, studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Fremont. He served as prosecuting attorney of Sandusky County, Ohio, 1852-54. He enlisted in the Union Army on June 18, 1861, and was commissioned 1st lieutenant, 8th Ohio Infantry, and served until his discharge on July 13, 1864. He was the probate judge of Sandusky County, 1866-69; served as U.S. Congressman, 1869-71; was elected mayor of Fremont, 1871, 1873, and 1875; served again as probate judge of Sandusky County, 1877-79, and 1885-91.

<u>Signature With Place</u>: 5 1/4 x 3, in ink, E.F. Dickinson, Fremont, Ohio. Very fine.   

Richmond, July, 21, 1862. Vignette of milkmaid and ship at center and Governor John Letcher at left. "1" and "ONE" in red overprint. VG.

Photograph, General Thomas H. Taylor $250.00


Man Charged With Defrauding the U. S. Gov


Autograph, Captain Edward F. Dickinson,


1862 Commonwealth of Virginia $1 Treasur

Indian wearing headdress on the obverse, with B. Maloney, Proprietor around the edges. National, 499 Third Avenue, and the year 1863 on the reverse. Very fine.  <b>for the Army of the United States</b>

4 x 6 1/2, imprint, 4 pages.

War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, November 12, 1863

General Orders

No. 364

The accompanying statement of the cost of clothing and camp and garrison equipage for the Army of the United States, to govern until further orders, with the allowance to each soldier during his enlistment, and his proportion for each year, is published for the information and guidance of all concerned.

By Order Of The Secretary Of War:


Assistant Adjutant General

Includes: Itemized statement of the cost of Clothing, Camp and Garrison, Equipage. 

Also includes a 9 3/4 x 6 1/2, imprint, titled, Table specifying the money value of Clothing allowed to the Army of the United States. 

Small stain at edges. Very informative document.  

(1831-74) A nephew of Union General Daniel Tyler, he graduated from West Point in 1853, and joined the artillery branch of the service. In 1861 he was a spectator at the bombardment of Fort Sumter being a member of the expedition that was sent to relieve the fort. He later saw yeoman service in McClellan's 1862 Virginia Peninsular campaign, in the battle of Fredericksburg he commanded the artillery of Hooker's "Center Grand Division," and he was in charge of the Artillery Reserve at Chancellorsville. At Gettysburg his 130 guns pounded George E. Pickett's advancing Confederate columns as they attempted to storm Cemetery Ridge on July 3, 1863. Tyler commanded a brigade of Gibbon's division, 2nd corps at Spotsylvania, and at Cold Harbor he was cited for great gallantry and was struck in the ankle by a ball which not only lamed him permanently but brought about his death a decade later. By the end of the war Tyler was a major general in the Regular Army.

Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Bust view in uniform with rank of colonel. Period ink ID on the front mount, R.O. Tyler, Col. 1st C.V.A. [Connecticut Volunteer Artillery]. Backmark: R.W. Addis, Photographer, 308 Penna. Ave., Washington, D.C. Corners of the mount are slightly trimmed. Age toning and light staining. Scarce early war view.  

7 3/4 x 2 3/4, imprinted form, filled out in ink.

Received of Job. Palmer, Three Dollars and Ninety Three Cents, Taxes for the year 1845. States that he has a town lot valued at $1,000. Signed by the Sheriff and Deputy Sheriff. Note the printed word and space for  "Slaves." Very fine.

1863 Civil War Merchant Token, B. Malone


Orders Setting Cost of Clothing and Camp


CDV General Robert O. Tyler $100.00


1845 Mississippi Tax Receipt $50.00

(1820-76) He started a law practice in New Orleans where he soon became prominent. After distinguished service in the Mexican War, he was active in the Whig party during the 1850's and was a Presidential Elector on the Scott ticket in 1852. He entered the Confederate army as colonel of the 7th Louisiana Infantry and fought at 1st Manassas, and Jackson's celebrated 1862 Shenandoah Valley campaign where he was severely wounded at Port Republic. Returning to active duty, he was commissioned a brigadier general on July 25, 1862. He rendered outstanding service to the Confederate cause at Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and in the Wilderness. He was again seriously wounded, this time at Spotsylvania, Va., in May 1864. He closed the war in the Trans-Mississippi Dept.

Post Civil War copy photograph of General Hays in Confederate uniform with rank of brigadier general. Printed on an albumen like card. Light age toning and wear. No imprint. 3 1/2 x 5 3/4. Top left corner of the card is very slightly trimmed. Decent quality. Inexpensive Confederate image.  

Indian with headdress on the obverse with stars above and the year 1863 below. The merchant's name C. Doscher, and address 241 Washington St., N.Y., and Not One Cent within wreath design on the reverse. Very fine.  

March 22, 1862. Arkansas Treasury Warrant. Bust view of Samuel Adams and books at center, slave carrying basket of cotton at left, and dog at bottom center. Extra fine.  

Civil War patriotic imprint with black mourning borders and illustration of Senator Stephen A. Douglas with quotes below. "Tell them to obey the Laws and support the Constitution." "There are no longer any parties, save these two- Patriots and Traitors." "The slavery question is a mere excuse. The election of Mr. Lincoln is a mere pretext! The present Secession movement is the result of an enormous conspiracy formed more than a year since." Desirable imprint circa 1861.

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<u>Stephen A. Douglas:</u> (1813-1861) Known as "The Little Giant," Douglas was

an outstanding legislator, and orator, and was one of the founders of the Democratic Party in Illinois. Served as U.S. Senator, 1843-61. He is best known for his debates in 1858 against Abraham Lincoln. He was narrowly defeated for the Democratic nomination for president by Franklin Buchanan in 1856. He did gain the Democratic nomination in 1860, but was defeated for the presidency by his old friend and rival Abraham Lincoln. Upon secession, and the outbreak of the Civil War, he supported Lincoln and his policies. He died of typhoid fever in 1861.

Photograph, General Harry T. Hays


1863 Civil War Patriotic Merchant Token,


1862 State of Arkansas $10 Note


Senator Stephen A. Douglas $60.00

Montgomery, Jan. 1, 1864. Governor Watts with cotton bolls at center. Tree and map at lower right. TEN in green overprint. Extra fine plus.  

<b>Ran for President against Abraham Lincoln in 1860</b>

1861 period patriotic imprint with illustration of John Bell with his printed facsimile autograph below his likeness. Quote printed to his left, John Bell, in a recent secession speech at Knoxville, said, "For himself he had taken his position. The noose was probably around his neck, but he was frank to declare himself a rebel!" TRAITOR has been printed across his forehead in red.

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<u>John Bell</u>: (1797-1869) Born near Nashville, Tenn., he graduated from the University of Nashville in 1814, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1816, and commenced practice in Franklin, Tenn. Served as a U.S. Congressman from Tennessee, 1827-41. Was Speaker of the House, and Chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs. Served as U.S. Secretary of War in 1841 under President William Henry Harrison, and U.S. Senator, 1847-59. He was defeated for President of the United States in 1860 by Abraham Lincoln.  

(1824-1901) Born in Covington, Ga., and while a student at Emory College, he left to enter the Mexican War as a lieutenant of Georgia Cavalry serving under General Stephen W. Kearny. In 1861, he was elected colonel of the 11th Georgia Infantry. During the 7 Days battles, 2nd Manassas and Sharpsburg he was a brigade commander. He was appointed brigadier general November 1, 1862, and saw action at Fredericksburg, Suffolk, Gettysburg (where he was severely wounded), Chickamauga, Knoxville and through the 1864 Virginia campaigns. His brigade was attached to General Charles W. Field's division at Appomattox where he was paroled. After the war Anderson was the chief of police in the city of Atlanta, Ga.

Albumen photograph, on 4 x 6 mount, with contemporary pencil ID, "G.T. Anderson" at the bottom. No imprint. Anderson appears post 1862 in his  Confederate uniform with rank of brigadier general. Light age toning.    


4 1/2 x 8, imprint, with vignettes of sailing ships at the bottom.

Adams Express Co.,

59 Broadway, New York

To Bankers And Others.

Prompt Attention Given To The Transportation Of

Soldiers' Packages,

Between The

Northern States


Federal Camps South and West.

All Such Parcels Are Required

To Be Pre-Paid.

Bankers And Brokers,

And All Persons Having

Valuable Parcels To Despatch,

Will Find That Our Lines Will Afford Them Every

Facility, At Low Rates.

This Company's Coastwise Express,

For Freight And Parcels,

To be delivered at Newbern, Port Royal, New Orleans,

&C, &C, will be despatched weekly.

Light age toning.

1864 State of Alabama $10 Note $150.00


Statesman John Bell $50.00


Photograph, General George T. Anderson


Imprint, Adams Express Company, New York $35.00

Macon, May 1, 1864. Vignette of soldier at center, and Indian with bow and arrow at left. "THREE" in red over print. Extra fine condition.  

Liberty wearing liberty cap on the obverse with stars above and the year 1863 below. New York within wreath with star below on the reverse. Very fine.  

Albumen photograph, on 3 1/2 x 3 5/8 mount, with an old ink inscription. Written on the front is, "Mead's Hdqrs at battle of Gettysburg" and on the reverse is, "Mead Headquarters. On the 3rd day 16 horses belonging to Genl. Mead's Aids were killed while hitched to trees and fences at Hdqtrs. by artillery fire prior to Pickett;s charge. See dead horses in the field. Light age toning and wear.    

7 3/4 x 3, imprinted form, filled out in ink.

$17.25. Received of Mrs. Robert Whitaker Estate, Seventeen Dollars and 25 cents, Tax for the year 1840 her taxable property consisting of 175 acres of land, 11 slaves. Signed by the Tax Collector of Warren County, [Mississippi]. Mrs. Robert Whitaker written in ink on the reverse. Light age toning and wear.

1864 State of Mississippi $3 Note


1863 Civil War Patriotic Token, Liberty


General George G. Meade's Headquarters a $250.00


1840 Mississippi Tax Receipt Listing Sla $115.00

7 1/2 x 3 1/4, in ink.

Recd. Jan. 20th, 1854 of Mrs. Morgan Two hundred and sixty two 50/100 Dollars for services tendered her by D.F. Tucker as over seer on her plantation nine months in the year 1853. H.F. Matthews for Martha A. Tucker. Very fine slave related manuscript.  

Macon, May 1st, 1864. Vignette of a slave hoeing in the fields. 50 cts in red overprint. Uncirculated condition.


1860 presidential election campaign imprint with vignette of a beardless Abraham Lincoln surrounded by a panoply of American flags, liberty cap within sunburst above, and riband below with the slogan, "The Peoples' Candidate For President, Abraham Lincoln." Slogan below, "Old Abe the Man for the Times." U.S.A. in stars and stripes letters at the top complete this very desirable imprint that was published by Car Bell, Hartford, Conn. Light age toning and wear.

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(1782-1850) Born in Abbeville, South Carolina, he was one of the most prominent statesman in American history. During his illustrious political career he served as U.S. Congressman from South Carolina, 1811-17; U.S. Secretary of War, 1817-25; Vice President of the United States, 1825-32; U.S. Senator from South Carolina, 1832-43; U.S. Secretary of State, 1844-45; and U.S. Senator, 1845-50.

Portrait engraving, half view, with printed facsimile autograph below his likeness. 7 1/4 x 10 1/2. Light age toning and wear. Small archival tape repair on the reverse.

1854 Payment Receipt For Overseer on a P $50.00


1864 State of Mississippi 50 Cents Note


Abraham Lincoln, The Peoples Candidate F $75.00


John C. Calhoun $15.00

7 1/4 x 8, in ink.

Provision Return for Captain Weatherspoon's Co. G,, 7th Reg. N.C.S.T., for 7 days commencing, January 1st, Ending Jan. 7th, 1862, Camp Graham. Itemized account for 80 men, for rations, fresh beef, pork, flour, coffee, sugar, vinegar, candles, soap, salt, molasses, potatoes and rice.

Lieut. S. Weatherspoon, Com. Co. G

The A.C.S. will issue on the above Return.

By order of Col. R.P. Campbell, Commanding Post

John E. Brown, 1 Lt. & Adjt., 7 Reg. N.C. Troops.

Simpson Weatherspoon, was a resident of Wake Co., N.C., when he enlisted as a private on May 28, 1861, and was mustered into Co. I, 6th North Carolina Infantry. He was transferred out on June 17, 1861, and served as a lieutenant in Co. G, 7th North Carolina Infantry. He was wounded in action on August 29, 1862, at the battle of 2nd Manassas; captured on July 3, 1863, at Gettysburg, during Pickett' Charge; and was confined in 3 different Yankee prisons; Fort McHenry, Baltimore; Fort Delaware, Del.; and Johnson's Island, Ohio. He took the oath of allegiance to the United States on June 12, 1865, at Fort Delaware. 

John E. Brown, was a 30 year old lawyer from Mecklenberg County, N.C., when he enlisted on May 16, 1861, as a 1st lieutenant. He was promoted to regimental adjutant, 7th N.C. Inf., Aug. 28, 1861. Promoted to lieutenant colonel, 42nd N.C. Inf., Apr. 22, 1862. 

The hard fought 7th North Carolina Infantry took an active part in the fight at New Bern, then moved to Virginia where they became part of the Army of Northern Virginia. After fighting at Hanover Court House, the regiment participated in the various campaigns of the A.N.V. from the Seven Days Battles to Cold Harbor, and were also involved in the siege of Petersburg. They suffered 51 casualties at New Bern, 253 out of the 450 engaged during the Seven Days Battles, 69 at 2nd Manassas, 52 at Sharpsburg, 86 at Fredericksburg, 37 killed and 127 wounded at Chancellorsville, of the 291 engaged at Gettysburg, 31% fell, 5 were killed and 62 wounded in the Wilderness, and 11 were killed and 28 wounded at Spotsylvania. On Feb. 26, 1865, the regiment was sent back to North Carolina where they eventually surrendered with the Army of Tennessee with 13 officers and 139 men. A detachment of the unit had also been left with the A.N.V. and they surrendered with only 1 officer and 18 men left.  

Uncirculated, U.S. half dollar with vignette of Generals' Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson on horseback on the obverse, with "In God We Trust" at the top, and "Stone Mountain, 1925" at the bottom. Spread winged eagle with motto, "E. Pluribus Unum," and "Liberty," and "Memorial To The Valor Of The Soldier Of The South" on the reverse. United States of America rims the coin at the top, and Half Dollar at the bottom. 

WBTS Trivia: The models for this coin were prepared by Gutzon Borglum, who would later sculpt Mount Rushmore. The first coins were struck in Philadelphia on January 21, 1925, General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's birthday. The funds received from the sale of this issue of half dollars were devoted to the expense of carving figures of Confederate leaders on Stone Mountain in Georgia.  

<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

"When I wrote you last we expected an engagement with the Rebels but it was all moon shine.   Our boys layed on their guns all night last Sunday, but I do not think there were any of the Rebel force this side of Fairfax.  I think they have at Fairfax not less than twenty five thousand men."</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 1/4 x 9 1/4, in ink. Comes with the original cover addressed in the hand of Edwards, "Mrs. C.S. Edwards, Bethel, Maine," thus another signature. Partial Alexandria, Va., C.D.S., Aug. 1861, stamp has been removed. Docketed at left edge, Aug. 14, 1861.

<b><u>Near Fort Ellsworth, Aug. 14, [1861]</b></u>

Dear Wife,

When I wrote you last we expected an engagement with the Rebels but it was all moon shine.   Our boys layed on their guns all night last Sunday night, but I do not think there were any of the Rebel force this side of Fairfax.  I think they have at Fairfax not less than twenty five thousand men.  Last night our Regt. with the rest of the Maine Regts., or the Maine Third & Fourth, stopped on the old [battle] ground with about ten of our company all night, came here this morning about eight oíclock.  We are in camp now on a hill, a beautiful place, but I learn this afternoon that we are to move again tomorrow to Fort Ellsworth.  We are to go into a new Brigade under Brigadier Gen. Heitzelman.  I am very glad to leave Col. [Oliver O.] Howardís Brigade as he is an old granny better fit to fill the pulpit then to command an army.  Dr. Barton has just come in from Richmond.  He is the Surgeon of our Regt.  He says Charley Freeman [1] is well and at Richmond.  The Rebels make a pet of him.  He is in the hospital part of the time and the rest of the time is running the streets.  [He] has his liberty to go over the city where he pleases.  He says Charley is contented and well.  He will be exchanged I think in a short time.  The Dr. says that the Rebels though they were beat that day and that they lost more than double the amount of men that we did, and he had a good chance to tell as he was right among them for three weeks.  It is just as I wrote you some time ago.  I do not think there will be any more fighting here right away.  I think we shall perhaps stay at or near Fort Ellsworth till late in the fall and perhaps all winter.  It is less than a mile of Alexandria and a beautiful place.  I have not heard from Marshall yet, but I think he will yet turn up somewhere.  I have no news to write you about the war.  I will write you a little story about the boys.  We have one by the name of Penley. [2]  They say he is rather cheeky.  I will tell you what I saw him do.  He went to a wagon that was selling eggs and stole ten or a doz. right before the manís eyes, and took them to the camp and boiled them and found three of them bad.  He then went back to the peddler and made him give him good ones in the place of them.  Thatís the way the boys do.  They are in the hard I tell you.  They take all they can get hold of.  I fare well.  You wrote me that [?] sent home a bridle that was one the boys stole for him.  You keep it to yourself.  I mean to come home this fall if I can obtain a furlough, and if the children or you are sick I shall go.  John is better, is about as well as ever.  John Smith [3] & John Bean [4] I shall have to give a discharge as they are sick.  Smith is sick as some others are.  J. Bean has a bad cough and has been sick ever since I left Camp Preble.  I want you to write me when you receive this all the news.  Johnston has just gone to a house where the owner has left and is in the secession army.  I think we may plunder it some so to get some of our payback we lost at B.[ull] Run, but still I do not hold to stealing much but may conclude to get enough for the interest.  Monroe is very uneasy about his little girl.  You wrote me she was quite sick and he has not received a letter from home since.  Jimmy has been burning coffee and is about grinding it for supper.  [He] is pretty cross because we have yet to move again tomorrow.  He has just counted it up and says it makes six times we have moved since the Bull Run fight.  He sends his love to you all.  Says he is a going to Bethel with me after the war.  Tell Frank to write me how many squirrels he has catched.  Tell Nelly to write me.  Tell Holly not to fight.  Write all the news.  Good by to you.


C.L. Edwards

Postscript written on top edge of page 1:

Aug. 15

All well this morning.  Just been to breakfast at a secession house.  Had a nice time.  John and Mon and I took a nice meal.  We had a cold night last night, almost a frost here.  Boys well this morning.

Light age toning and wear. Excellent content early war letter written by this future Union Brigadier General which includes two of his signatures.

[1] Charles Freeman, was a 14 year old resident of Bethel, Maine, when he enlisted as a musician, on June 24, 1861, and was mustered into Co. I, 5th Maine Infantry. He was captured on July 21, 1861, at the First Battle of Bull Run, and confined in Richmond, Va. He was released on November 15, 1861, and discharged from the service for disability on December 25, 1861.

[2] Rufus C. Penley, was a 21 year old resident of Norway, Maine, when he enlisted as a private on June 24, 1861, and mustered into Co. I, 5th Maine Infantry. He died, the reason not stated, on December 28, 1862.

[3] John H.F. Smith, was a 26 year old resident of Portland, Maine, when he enlisted as a private, on June 24, 1861, and was mustered into Co. I, 5th Maine Infantry. He was discharged for disability on September 27, 1861.

[4] John E. Bean, was an 18 year old resident of Bethel, Maine, when he enlisted as a private, on June 24, 1861, and was mustered into Co. I, 5th Maine Infantry. He recovered from the illness that Clark Edwards writes about in this letter, but he met his fate on the battlefield of Spotsylvania, Va., on May 12, 1864, when he was seriously wounded in action. He was discharged as a result of his wounds on July 27, 1864.

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



George Hyenlein, 23 Christie St., N.Y. [City] on the obverse. This side of the token is in extra fine condition and still shows much of its original luster. The reverse has Not One Cent within a wreath design. There are some dark spots on this side. Very desirable New York City merchant token, circa 1863.

7th North Carolina Infantry Provision Re


1925 United States Half Dollar, Stone Mo


5th Maine Infantry Letter


Civil War Merchant Token, George Hyenlei

<b>Grocers, Troy, New York</b>

Robinson & Ballou Grocers, Troy, New York on one side with Redeemed At Our Store, 1863 on the opposite side. Very fine.  

Vignette of four American flags, a drum, and crossed cannons with the year '61 on one barrel and '76 on the other. These mark the years of the start of the Civil War and the declaration of American independence from England. The opposite side has a Union shield with the motto, Our Country within a wreath design. Very fine.  <b>Campaign Cover</b>

Unused, 5 3/4 x 3 3/8, imprinted envelope from the 1864 presidential election campaign. Imprint on the front, For President, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, Of Illinois, For Vice President, ANDREW JOHNSON, Of Tennessee. Key Note-- "UNION & LIBERTY." 

UNION PARTY PLATFORM is imprinted on the reverse. Integrity of the Union to be maintained at all hazards; Paramount authority of the Constitution and Laws; Suppression of the Rebellion by Force of Arms; Unconditional Surrender the only Terms; Condign punishment of Rebels and Traitors; Gratitude to our patriotic soldiers and sailors; and permanent provision for benefit of survivors. 

Admiration of President Lincoln's practical wisdom- his unselfish patriotism- his unswerving fidelity- his singular fitness for responsibilities of the Presidential office- his determination to carry out all Constitutional Measures.

Complete extirpation of Slavery; Approval of the Emancipation Proclamation, and the Employment of Negro Soldiers; and of Amendment of the Constitution to Annihilate Slavery.

Vigorous and just Taxation, Faith to be maintained with Creditors; Encouragement to Foreign Immigration; Speedy construction of Railroad to the Pacific; Prudent Economy-- Rigid responsibility of officials; Countenance and support of the National Currency; Fidelity and Protection to all Union Soldiers alike; Endorsement of the Monroe Doctrine.

Copyright secured by Wm. P. Lyon & Whittemore.

Excellent condition. Rare. Extremely desirable.  

By William E. Barton. Published by George H. Doran Company, New York, 1920. Hardcover, 407 pages, index. Light wear and aging. Very fine.

Affectionately known as "Father Abraham," Abraham Lincoln was known to have a deep sense of  spirituality, yet despite his knowledge and familiarity with the Bible, and his invocation of Providence, and of the Almighty in many instances, there have been numerous controversial accounts written about Lincolnís religious life because he did not actively participate in a church or declare a religious denomination.  In this scholarly work, William Barton, armed with an enormous collection of Lincoln materials, expertly examines Abraham Lincoln from the perspective of his religion by studying his most important writings and speeches about religious principles, and by assembling testimonies from his friends, family and associates.

1863 Civil War Merchant Token, Robinson


Civil War Patriotic Token, Our Country


1864 Abraham Lincoln & Andrew Johnson Pr


The Soul of Abraham Lincoln $15.00

<b>Autographed and presented by Lloyd Ostendorf</b>

Text and drawings by Lloyd Ostendorf. Over 160 drawings and photographs picturing the full life story of Lincoln. Published by Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Co., Inc., N.Y., 1963. Hardcover, dust jacket, 160 pages. Inscribed in ink on the first blank page, "For a fellow Lincoln friend and collector, Burnell R. Gulden, with best wishes, Lloyd Ostendorf, Sept. 1966." Light wear to the edges and spine of the dust jacket. There is a surface  slash in the spine of the dust jacket which affects the title. This does not go entirely through the dust jacket, and does not affect the book. The book itself is tight, clean and in excellent condition. 

Using photographs and drawings, Lloyd Ostendorf brings to life all the well known episodes, and some less well known, that occurred during the fifty six years of Abraham Lincoln's life. Young Abe doing long division on the wooden fire shovel, the day he fell into Knob Creek and nearly drowned, his experience taking cargo down the Mississippi to New Orleans on a flatboat, and the plot to assassinate him as he and his party made their way to Washington for the first inauguration are all represented. Skillfully and with the most careful attention to detail, Lloyd Ostendorf recreates these and one hundred fifty other events.

The text supplements the illustrations and tells the facts about each of the pictures. The authentic photographs, together with the action drawings, provide the reader with an accurate and fascinating panorama of the life history of Abraham Lincoln.          

By Franklin B. Mead. Published by The Lincoln National Life Foundation, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1932. Hardcover, large 8 1/2 x 11 format, 93 pages, profusely illustrated, gives detailed information about each statue, the names of each of the sculptors, the location of each Lincoln statue, and the dates of their dedication.  There is a light stain on the bottom of front cover and spine. The book is tight and the content pages are excellent. Essential for a Lincoln collection.    

Civil War patriotic imprint with vignette of a Union officer holding an American flag and sword. A cannon ball can be seen at his feet. Light staining. 5 x 3.

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4 x 6 1/2 imprint, 3 pages.

War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, November 20, 1863

General Orders

No. 373

I..Before a General Court Martial, which convened at Fort Columbus, New York Harbor, September 30, 1863, pursuant to Special Orders, No. 63, dated Headquarters, U.S. Troops, New York City and Harbor, September 21, 1863, and Special Orders No. 70, dated September 29, 1863, and of which Colonel M.S. Howe, 3rd U.S. Cavalry, is President, was arraigned and tried-

First Lieutenant George H. Crosman, 10th U.S. Infantry.

Lieutenant Crosman was charged with "Behaving with contempt and disrespect toward his commanding officer," "Striking his superior officer," and "Breach of Arrest."  

The document gives 4 specifications as to why Crosman was charged.

The specifications state that Lieutenant Crosman overstayed his leave; that he struck Captain William Clinton, 10th U.S. Infantry, who was his superior officer, with his hand; that after lawfully being placed in arrest and confined to his quarters did leave his confinement before being set at liberty; and that after his unlawful escape from confinement did enter the quarters of his commanding officer without permission. 

Lieutenant Crosman pleaded "not guilty" to all of the charges and the Court, having maturely considered the evidence, found him guilty of charges I and II, but not guilty of charges III and IV. The Court Sentenced him to be dismissed from the service of the United States. However, even though his sentence was approved by the proper commander, it was forwarded for the action of President Lincoln. Upon the recommendation of a majority of the members of the Court, of the Brigadier, and Major General Commanding, to Executive clemency, President Lincoln directed that Lieutenant Crosman's sentence be reduced to "suspension of pay for two months."   

By Order Of The Secretary Of War, and signed in print by E.D. Townsend, Assistant Adjutant General. 

Light age toning.

A Picture Story of Abraham Lincoln $35.00


Heroic Statues in Bronze of Abraham Linc $35.00


Union Officer Holding American Flag & Sw $8.00


Court Martial of Lieutenant of the 10th

Montgomery, January 1, 1863. Vignette of tree and map at center. 50 Cts in blue overprint on the obverse. Crisp uncirculated condition.  This beautiful early 1900s <I>United Confederate Veterans</I> banner is fashioned from a period printed cotton Confederate flag measuring a nicely displayable 3 X 5 feet .  Remaining bright in color and in exceptional condition, yet with all important evidence of age and originality, the flag is  stenciled <B>U C V  GEN. ASHBY 240</B>.   Boldly marked on one side for vertical display, the piece was clearly intended for indoor use as a banner.  It appears never to have been exposed to the weather or bright sun.  Just rediscovered as we rummage through our long ago tucked away <I>stuff</I>, this old banner was recovered from, of all places, a <I>Yankee</I> <B>G A R</B> hall cleanout.  How the banner came to Maine Civil War veteran hall storage can only be left to the imagination though it seems more than likely that the piece was a souvenir of a trip South for one of the joint G. A. R. Ė U. C. V.  reunions in the waning days those first generation veterans.

U C V Camp #240 was located in Winchester, Virginia the home of Camp 240 namesake Confederate cavalry commander Turner Ashby.  Gen. Ashby was killed in action June 6, 1862, near Harrisonburg and is interred in  Stonewall Cemetery in Winchester, Virginia next to his younger brother Richard Ashby who fell in 1861. <B>Buy with confidence! </B><I>  We are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales!</B> <I>Just send us a courtesy  e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly.</I>  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!

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 Better known today simply as Bordenís or Eagle Brand, the name <I>New York Condensed Milk Co.</I> will be familiar to Civil War historians for its contract with the Union Army as the primary supplier of condensed milk.   An extraordinary field ration for the 19th century foot soldier, a typical 10 ounce tin provided 1,300 calories, 28 grams each of protein and fat, and more than 200 grams of carbohydrate.  Popular among the troops and on the home front for its purity, durability and economy, Bordenís patriotic<I>Eagle Brand</I> logo soon became a commonplace home kitchen item.  By 1864 Bordenís New York Condensed Milk Company condensery in Brewster, New York was processing milk from over 200 dairy farms as demand was driven by home and military use.  As milk was delivered by horse and wagon to homes in populated areas, fresh condensed milk was made available from the milk delivery man who received the product in sealed bulk containers. The customer brought this jar to the wagon and it was filled by the milkman from his bulk container.   Along with the patriotic <I>EAGLE BRAND</I> Borden logo the reusable jar bore the reminder  <I> This Glass to be Filled Even Full</I> on its rim and the <I>1858</I> date of founding of Gail Bordenís <I>NY Condensed Milk Company</I>.  The company name appears on the bottom of the jar.  This original period jar stands 3 Ĺ inches high, is 3 inches wide at the mouth and remains in excellent condition. The heavy glass jar was commonly stored in the icebox in a covered outer container. An interesting history and a tough item to find!

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 All in excellent condition with bright original ribbons (no splits or weak spots), this attractive Civil War veteran GAR National Encampment Representative medal is dated 1927 and was issued to veteran representatives attending the 61st  National Encampment in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  The medal carries the figure of GAR National Commander <B>Frank A. Walsh</B>.  Walsh enlisted in the <B>67th Illinois Volunteer Infantry</B> at age 15.  He saw subsequent service in the <B>46th Illinois Infantry</B>.     <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 !

1863 State of Alabama 50 Cents Note $45.00


Gen. Turner Ashby Camp 240 - United Conf $565.00


antique Borden Eagle Brand Condensed Mil $75.00


1927 Grand Rapids G. A. R. National Enca $195.00

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