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Unused, 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 postcard, with full color illustration. Descriptive text on reverse: Missouri Memorial, Vicksburg National Military Park. A memorial to Missouri soldiers of both the Union and Confederate armies, who faced and fought each other in this area. The plaque on the left depicts Missouri Federals attacking this position and, on the right, Missouri Confederates defending it.  

Used, 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 postcard, with black and white illustration. Confederate Monument, City Cemetery, Monuments in Vicksburg National Park, Vicksburg, Miss. C.D.S., Cleveland, Miss., Jul. 2, 1906, with 1 cent Ben Franklin postage stamp.

Footnote: This type of postcard was used between 1901-1907, in what was called the "Undivided Back Era." You could only write the address on the back of the card. Any personal messages were restricted to the small white area on the front of the card.   

T-52. Richmond, December 2, 1862. State Capitol at Columbia, S.C., and R.M.T. Hunter at right. Fancy blue reverse. Extra fine.  

7 1/2 x 5, manuscript in ink.

The State of South Carolina, Greenville District. 

To all whom it may concern. This will certify that William D. James, aged 25 years, dark complexion, brown hair and eyes, crippled and drawn with rheumatism is a good and loyal citizen of the Confederate States residing in Anderson District near this place.

He desires, with his sister, to visit his brother who is a member of Capt. Rivers Company, Col. Dunnovant's Regt., at Church Flats, and I respectfully commend him to the kindness and protection of the civil and military authorities.

June 13, 1862

C.J. Elford, Intendant of Greenville

Light age toning and wear. Bold and neatly written on a piece of ledger paper. Very fine 1862 Confederate South Carolina pass.

William had two brothers who served in the Confederate Army, John and Thomas James.

Missouri Memorial, Vicksburg National Mi $3.00


Confederate Monument, Vicksburg National $10.00


1862 Confederate $10 Note $90.00


Pass For Loyal Confederate Citizen to Vi $95.00

This attractive 10 5/8 X 17 5/8 antique document is print entitled <B><I>Inspection RETURN of the 4th Company of the 8th Regiment of Connecticut Militia</B></I> and offers a penned roster of  51 names of Company members.  The document records the individual issue of <I><B>Espontoons - Swords – Guns – Bayonets – Bayonet Belts – Cartridge Boxes – Cartridges – Flints – Primer Wires – </I></B> and <I><B>Knapsacks</I></B> to include the fife and drum to Co. <I><B> Fifer </I></B>  and <I><B> Drummer</I></B> .  An attractive early Americana document specific to a leading regiment of the American Revolution, the 8th Connecticut Regiment  wintered at Valley Forge.  All in nice original condition on rag paper with period folds but no tears repairs or restoration. <B>ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!!</B>  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!

 Illustrated here with a quarter as size comparison, our photos should do best to describe this nice antique militia plate except to advise that this specific piece emanated from the collection of Dr. Francis Lord and is published Vol. II p. 17 of his classic reference <I>Lord’s CIVIL WAR COLLECTORS ENCYCLOPEDIA</I>.   We acquired this piece several years ago when we were fortunate enough to purchase several groupings from the personal collection of our longtime friend, Dr. Francis Lord.  A pioneer Civil War collector from a day when nearly no one else paid much attention to the details of many now valued Civil War collectable categories, Francis authored the  widely known, multi volume, pioneer reference,  <I>Lord’s CIVIL WAR COLLECTORS ENCYCLOPEDIA</I>.  While a lot of detailed knowledge has been gained as the interest and <U>value</U> of Civil War collectibles increased so dramatically over the years, Dr. Lord’s first and second volumes in particular and his <I>Civil War Sutlers & Their Wares</I> continue to offer valuable and reliable reference to Civil War collectors.  (Use <I>Lord</I> in our search feature to find other Lord collection items.) Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!

 Measuring 4 ˝ inches in diameter these turned fruitwood traveling candlesticks remain compete and original even to the snuffer and are in fine seemingly unused condition.  Commonly referred to as <I>donut</I> candlesticks by Civil War collectors and antique lighting enthusiasts the vast majority of surviving examples of the type are of spun brass though finely turned wood examples such as offered here are known to have seen use from the period of the American colonial and Revolutionary War period through the Civil War era.  As with <U>all direct sales</U>, we are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with refund of the purchase price upon return as purchased!</B>  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!


<b>The gallant Confederate artillery officer and son of Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard!</b>

5 1/2 x 3, manuscript pass in ink, issued on April 23, [1864] to visit Dalton, [Ga.] and return by 11 o'clock this evening. Signed R.T. Beauregard, 1st Lt. Arty. Comdg., Ferguson's Battery. Countersigned, Approved, By order Capt. Bledsoe, Comdg. Battln., Jon Simons, Actg. Adjt. Light age toning and wear. Desirable signature of the gallant young Beauregard!

Rene T. Beauregard, a native Louisianan, was the son of Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard, and at the outbreak of the War Between The States was a cadet at the Louisiana Military Academy. He received orders to report for duty to his father, General Beauregard, at Manassas, Va., in July 1861. He later was ordered to South Carolina and in April 1862 he was attached to Ferguson's Light Artillery, as a 1st lieutenant, commanding a company. Upon the death of Ferguson, Beauregard became commander of the unit and later served in the western campaigns under Generals' Johnston and Hood seeing much action. His bravery and fortitude were especially praised at Franklin, Missionary Ridge, Lookout Mountain, and on the battlefields of western Tennessee.

c. 1822 - 8th CONN. MILITIA INSPECTION RE $125.00


Lord collection militia CROSS BELT PLATE $225.00


antique turned fruitwood TRAVELING CANDL $225.00


Confederate Pass Signed by Lieutenant R. $125.00

2 pages, 4 3/4 x 7 3/4, in ink, written by Sarah E. James, to her Father & Mother.

<b><u>So. Ca. Pick[ens] Dis[trict], Oct the 7/64</b></u>

Dear Father & Mother,

It is with much pleasure that I write you a few lines to let you know that we are all in common health truly hoping this may reach & find you enjoying the same like blessing. I have nothing strong to write to you at present. I gladly recd. a letter from you all. I was sorry to hear that Jane was sick. I hope she is well by now. I was glad John Loveland had got home & I would be glad if I could get to see him, but I see no chance to come now. I got a letter from Thomas yesterday & he was not very well. He said his Company was at Greenville. I would be glad to see you all but I have no chance to come now. You must come up before long for I want to see you all. I heard from Emaline the other day & her baby was birth well. I was sorry to hear that William was sick with rheumatism again. I would come to see him if I could but I can’t for it is too far to walk. Martha I would be glad to see you & hear you talk. You must come to see me before long. No more only I remain your dutiful daughter until death us do part.

Sarah E. James

Write soon & give me all the news.   

Age toning and light wear. Many misspelled words which have been corrected in our description to make for easier reading. If you want the full flavor of Sarah's original writing "click to zoom" on the illustration above.

Sarah E. James had two brothers that served in the Confederate Army; Thomas, mentioned in this letter, and John. Both served with the 1st South Carolina State Troops stationed in Charleston and vicinity during this period.  

<b>Governor of Pennsylvania

War Date Autograph Letter Signed

"...will be pleased to receive for my gallant Regt. a stand of the colors of my beloved native state."</b>

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

<u>War Date Autograph Letter Signed</u>: 7 3/4 x 9 3/4, in ink.

Encampment 28th Regt. Pa. Vols.

Oct. 11th, 1862

S.R. Hilt, Esq.

Dear Sir:

Your letter of 9th inst. is rec’d and its contents duly noted.

Relative to procuring a stand of Pennsylvania colors for the 28th Regt. I would advise you to consult with Capt. H.H. Wilson now on duty at Philadelphia and who I am informed was endeavoring to accomplish a similar purpose. I do not know how far he has progressed in the matter, but it will be well to have no collision about it.

Supposing all to be right and as you desire, such points as you may see proper to refer to in my "military and political history" can reliably be found in "the annals of San Francisco"- "Geary & Kansas" and other western histories. These books can readily be obtained in your city.


I have no objections to your programme, and will be pleased to receive for my gallant Regt. a stand of the colors of my beloved native state from your hands, or the hands of such person as you may designate.

Very Respectfully,

Yours &c,

Jno. W. Geary

Light age toning and wear.   

<b>Greenville and Columbia Railroad, South Carolina</b>

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

The Greenville & Columbia Rail Road has passed Rachel & Nancy James for volunteers fare as they go to Charleston for their sick relatives. Thomas M. Cox, Director, G & C R. Road., June 16, 1862. Stamped in black by the railroad. Light age toning, staining and wear. Very desirable Confederate South Carolina railroad pass.

Rachel and Nancy James were the mother and sister respectively of two Confederate soldiers; John and Thomas James, serving at Charleston. The James women were traveling by rail to visit and administer to their sick kinfolk.  

<b>Vice President & President of the United States</b>

(1808-75) Congressman, Senator and Governor of Tennessee. He was nominated and elected vice president on the Union Republican ticket in 1864. Upon Abraham Lincoln's assassination in April 1865, he became our 17th president and resolved to follow Lincoln's plans for reconstruction without bitterness or malice. His reconstruction plan clashed drastically with that of the Radical Republicans in congress, and Johnson's term was one humiliation after another, culminating on Feb. 24, 1868 with a resolution of impeachment against him. This failed by one vote to pass, and he served out his term.

Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Bust view pose. No imprint. Corners of the mount are trimmed. Light age toning and wear. Fine image.

1864 Confederate Letter From Pickens Dis $25.00


Autograph, General John W. Geary $395.00


1862 Confederate Railroad Pass $75.00


CDV Andrew Johnson $60.00

Lake County, Ohio. UNION PRESIDENTIAL TICKET. Election November 8, 1864. With very nice woodcut engraving of Columbia wearing a helmet and holding sword with UNION inscribed on the blade, and star burst overhead. For President, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, Of Illinois. For Vice President, ANDREW JOHNSON, Of Tennessee. Lists 21 Electors At Large. Very desirable. Excellent condition!

<u>Footnote</u>: One of the electors listed on this ticket, John McCook, (3rd from the bottom) was the father of Union Generals' Alexander M. McCook, Daniel McCook and Robert L. McCook, of the "Fighting McCooks".


Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 4 x 2 3/8 card. Interesting outdoor photograph taken next to a large store or business as you can see a wooden sign above the entrance, with numerous men, women and children from the well dressed to the working class all posing for the camera. There are also several horses, and some wagons visible in the view. This image came out of the personal cdv album of Union Civil War General Rufus Ingalls. Lightly written in old pencil on the reverse is, Family Outing, Rufus Ingalls Friends & Family. I do not see the general himself in the view. Corners of the mount are very slightly trimmed. No imprint. Circa 1860's.   

16 x 10 1/4, imprinted form, filled out in ink.

For Captain William C. Beck, Co. D, 62nd Penn. Vols., for the period November 1, 1862, to February 28, 1863. Includes listing for his servant. Received of Maj. J.A. Lawyer, Paymaster U.S. Army, 9 day of March 1863, the sum of four hundred & sixty five dollars, and seventy eight cents. The document has been endorsed by Meredith Clymer, Surgeon, U.S.V., In charge, stating that Capt. W.C. Beck, 62nd Penna. Vols. is under medical treatment in Washington, D.C. It has also been signed by Beck as William C. Beck, Capt., Co. D, 62nd Pa. Vols. Wear and age toning with some edge chipping. The reverse of the document has been heavily repaired with some old tape and some archival tape.

William C. Beck had a diversified occupational background as he worked on the family farm, served as a bank clerk and a store clerk, worked in a rolling mill, and was a school teacher. He received an appointment to West Point, but only attended for a year, and became a drill instructor for various militia units before he organized the Finlay Cadets. His marksmanship was so good that he won a gold medal just before the outbreak of the Civil War, in a contest between the rifle clubs of six counties in western Pennsylvania. Beck was commissioned captain of Co. D, 62nd Pennsylvania Infantry on July 24, 1861. After serving in the defenses of Washington until March 1862, he participated in the siege of Yorktown, fought in the battles of Hanover Court House, Mechanicsville, and Gaines' Mill, where the regiment lost 75 captured. The 62nd then fought in the battles of Malvern Hill, 2nd Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Bristoe Station, Mine Run, and the Wilderness. He was captured near Robinson's Tavern, on May 5, 1864, and taken to Macon, Ga., where he was held until Atlanta fell, and was then moved to Savannah and eventually Charleston, and Columbia, S.C., where he was paroled on December 9, 1864 at Camp Asylum. He was discharged from the Union Army on December 28, 1864.

Meredith Clymer, was the grandson of George Clymer, a delegate to the Continental Congress of 1776, and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. He was commissioned surgeon, U.S. Volunteers Medical Staff on October 25, 1861. Clymer became the medical director of the Department of the South, and realized that those who could no longer fight presented him with a considerable problem, and the release or exchange of many prisoners of war only added to his difficulties. Anticipating that disease might create a problem, Dr. Clymer tried to prevent over crowding in his department by moving patients North as soon as they could tolerate the voyage and transports could be obtained. He lowered his patient load from 2,800, to 800 a month later. He hoped that by continuing to send patients North he could reduce any facilities he might have to establish to post hospitals and concentrate future casualties at port cities further up the coast. Contract surgeons staffed many of the facilities serving returning P.O.W.'s as well as the men General Sherman left behind. Adding to Clymer's troubles in the Department of the South was the fact that authorities there did not intially honor the law of March 1864, concerning ambulances and their use. It was not until May 1864 that General Quincy A. Gillmore, commanding the Department of the South, ordered that all ambulances, medicine wagons, and similar vehicles be placed under the control of his medical director. Clymer was promoted to brevet lieutenant colonel on March 3, 1865, and was mustered out of service on October 7, 1865.       


8 1/2 x 4 3/4, imprint, filled out in ink.

Jackson, Nov. 20, 1865. $83.00. Paymaster U.S.A., Pay to H.K. Dickinson & Co., Eighty Three Dollars, and deduct the same from money due me from the U.S. on mustering out of U.S. Army. Name: John D. Thomas, Co. F, 10 Reg't Mich. Cavalry. Witness: John S. Fletcher. I hereby certify that I have One hundred & Sixty Dollars due me from the U.S. Government. John D. Thomas, (signed with his X mark) Co. F, 10 Reg't Mich. Cavalry.

The following endorsement is written in ink on the reverse:

Jackson, Nov. 20/65. I give this Order for merchd. purchased in good faith. I believe I have been fairly dealt with and I request the Pay Master to deduct the amount from my pay or I will pay the same myself at the pay table. John D. Thomas (signed with his X mark). 

Very fine. Scarce. Unlisted in Keller. This imprinted sutler script was issued at the final settlement when the regiment was disbanded at Jackson, Michigan.

The 10th Michigan Cavalry served extensively in the Tennessee theater of war chasing the Confederate cavalry of Generals' John Hunt Morgan and Joseph Wheeler. On September 4, 1864, the regiment participated in the surprise routing of Morgan's cavalry force at Greenville, Tenn. In the ensuing engagement General Morgan was killed and several members of his staff as well as numerous men were captured.

1864 Abraham Lincoln & Andrew Johnson El $200.00


CDV, General Rufus Ingalls Family Outing $75.00


62nd Pennsylvania Infantry Pay Voucher $35.00


10th Michigan Cavalry Sutler Script $95.00

<b>Died in 1863</b>

(1812-63) Born in Germany, he belonged to the Bavarian Legion. In 1848 he participated in the revolution against the monarchy and had to seek asylum in Switzerland, but was expelled the following year and came to the United States, settling in Rockland County, New York. His reputation as a revolutionary patriot enabled him to recruit a regiment which was mustered into the Federal service in 1861 as the 8th New York Infantry, with Blenker as their colonel. He was appointed brigadier general on Aug. 9, 1861, and at 1st Bull Run he had command of a brigade, part of Colonel Dixon Miles's division, who performed capably in covering the Union rear on their confused retreat toward Washington. Blenker later commanded a division in the Shenandoah Valley against Stonewall Jackson. He died on Oct. 31, 1863.

Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Full standing view in uniform with rank of brigadier general, wearing kepi with numeral "8" inside of hat wreath insignia, sash, high black leather boots, and holding sword at his side. Backmark: E. Anthony, New York, made from a photographic negative from Brady's National Portrait Gallery. Mount is slightly trimmed. Sharp image. Very fine. Desirable pose.  

(1821-96) Studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1844, and commenced practice in Akron, Ohio. He was one of the founders of the grade school system in Ohio, and served as school superintentendent, in Akron, Warren and Zanesville. He served as professor of law at the Ohio Law College and was a law partner of Union General Jacob D. Cox. He served on the staff of his friend General George B. McClellan during the 1861 western Virginia campaign. Commissioned colonel of the 78th Ohio Infantry, in January 1862, his regiment was at Fort Donelson and Shiloh. He was elevated to brigade command by the fall of 1862, and commissioned brigadier general to date from November 29, 1862. He distinguished himself while commanding a brigade of McPherson's 17th Corps during the Vicksburg campaign. He commanded a division during the Atlanta campaign, and gallantly defended a vital position which took on the name of Leggett's Hill. He commanded the corps for a time during Sherman's March to the Sea, and the 1865 Carolina's campaign, and was brevetted major general to date from September 1, 1864. After the war he resumed his law practice and served 3 years as Commissioner of Patents having been appointed by President U.S. Grant.

Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Bust view in uniform with rank of major general. No imprint. Light age toning and wear. Very scarce.   

Unused, patriotic envelope with spoof theme on Confederate President Jeff Davis & General P.G.T. Beauregard. Depicts the pair seated back to back and wearing dunce caps. Davis has a C.S.A. Stars and Bars flag coming out of the top of his, while Beauregard has the black skull and cross bones flag. Slogan below, "J-ackass Davis and G-asconade Beauregard backing each other. Imprint of D. Murphy's Son, 65 Fulton & 372 Pearl St., N.Y. Scarce.  

Model 1858, U.S. Marine Corps Civil War era shako plate. 2 piece, stamped brass. Includes the stars and stripes shield which measures about 3 1/2 x 3 1/2, and the wreath which measures about 6 inches wide. No hook attachments on the reverse. The shield was never completed and was most likely government surplus. Very fine.

CDV General Louis Blenker $150.00


CDV General Mortimer D. Legget $195.00


Patriotic Cover, Jackass Davis & Gascona $25.00


U. S. Marine Corps Shako Plate $60.00

Atlanta, Ga., August 1, 1862. Vignette of red railroad train at center. Red overprint. Perforated cancellation which is typical of these notes. Crisp uncirculated.

The Western & Atlantic Railroad was the line the famous "General" ran on. The "General" was the Confederate train which was captured deep in Southern territory, on 4/12/62, by a daring group of 22 Yankee raiders, ["Andrews Raiders"] at Big Shanty, Ga. The subsequent chase became known as "The Great Locomotive Chase." After running for nearly 90 miles, the "General" ran out of fuel, and the raiders took to the woods. All were captured, and the leader Andrews, and seven others, were tried in Atlanta, and hung. The other 14 remained in Confederate prison until Oct. 1862, when eight overwhelmed their guards and escaped. A year later the remaining six were paroled. These survivors were the first to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.


<b>Autograph Endorsement Signed by Michigan cavalryman who was Provost Marshal of the Cavalry Corps and was wounded and captured at Gettysburg</b>

7 3/4 x 10, in ink, on imprinted letter sheet.

Head Quarters, Army of the Potomac

Office of the Provost Marshal General

February 5th, 1864


By direction of the Pro. Mar. Genl. I have the honor to forward to you under guard the following named prisoner who was arrested outside the picket line of the 5th Corps.

Private H.A. Knapp, 1st Penn. Cav.

Very Respectfully,

Your Obedt. Servt.

W.W. Beckwith

Capt. & A.D.C.

To: Lieut. James G. Birney

Pro. Mar. Cav. Corps.

Dockets on the reverse:

Pro. Mar. Office

1st Brig. 2nd Div. C.[avalry] C.[orps]

Feb. 5th, 1864

Respectfully forwarded to Lt. Col. Gardner, Comdg. 1st Pa. Cavalry, with Prisoner, F.L. Morgan, Lt. & Prov. Mar., 1st Brig., 2 Div., Cav. Corps.

Hd. Qrs. Cav. Corps., Pro. Mar. Office, February 5th, 1864. Respectfully forwarded to Pro. Mar. 2nd Cav. Div., Jas. G. Birney, 1st Lt. & Pro. Mar., Cav. Corps.

Prov. Mar. Office, 2nd Cav. Div., Feby. 5th/64. Respy. forwarded to Pro. Mar., 1st Brig., C.A. Lee, 1st Lieut. & Pro. Mar., 2nd Cav. Div.

Light age toning and wear.

James G. Birney, was a 19 year old resident of Bay City, Michigan when he enlisted as a 1st sergeant, on October 14, 1862, and was mustered into the 7th Michigan Cavalry [later of Custer's Brigade]. He was promoted to 2nd lieutenant, October 15, 1862; he was wounded in action on July 3, 1863, at Gettysburg, and captured; he escaped on July 5, 1863; promoted to 1st lieutenant, August 1, 1863; captain, March 18, 1864; transferred to the 1st Michigan Cavalry, September 17, 1865; mustered out on June 6, 1866; commissioned into the 9th U.S. Cavalry, July 28, 1866; died of disease, January 16, 1870, Fort Davis, Texas.

On July 3, 1863, on the farmlands east of the town of Gettysburg, General George Armstrong Custer, commander of the Michigan Cavalry Brigade, shouted, "Come on you Wolverines!" to his mounted Michigan boys as they formed for the charge. Their foe was the famous Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart and his celebrated cavalry force. With sabers drawn, battle flags flying, and General Custer in front to lead the charge, the Michigan Cavalry Brigade, including the 7th Michigan, thundered forward, every trooper yelling at the top of his voice. When the commander of Co. A, Lieutenant James G. Birney, saw his color bearer shot dead, he dismounted, picked up the colors, rallied his men, and continued the charge. After emptying his Colt revolver, and having his horse shot out from under him, he used the flag staff as a pike and continued to fight in hand to hand combat. In this action he was severely wounded by a saber slash to the head and captured. Lieutenant Birney managed to escape from his Confederate captors two days later.       

5 x 7 1/4, imprint.

War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, August 12, 1864

General Orders, No. 245

The following act of Congress is published for the information and government of all concerned:

Public- No. 173

An Act to provide for the efficiency of the Navy.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That any person enlisted in the military service of the United States who shall apply to the Navy Department to be transferred to the navy or marine corps shall, if his application be approved by the President of the United States, be transferred to the navy or marine corps to serve the residue of his term of enlistment therein, subject to the laws and regulations for the government of the navy: Provided, That such transfer shall not release the transferred person from any indebtedness to the government, nor, without the consent of the President of the United States, from any penalty incurred for a breach of military law. Much more content. By Order Of The Secretary Of War. Signed in print by E.D. Townsend, Assistant Adjutant General. There are two very tiny punch holes at the left edge of the document which do not affect any of the content, otherwise excellent.  

5 x 7 1/2, imprint.

War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, January 11, 1864

General Orders, No. 16

So much of General Orders, No. 163, of 1863, and of all subsequent Orders, as authorizes the payment of a premium of $2 to or for accepted recruits for volunteer organizations, is hereby annulled; and no payments of this premium to Veteran Volunteers or to recruits for volunteer organizations will in future be made.



Assistant Adjutant General

There are 3 tiny punch holes at the left edge of the paper, none of which affect any of the content. Otherwise very fine.

1862 Western & Atlantic Rail Road $1 Not


1st Pennsylvania Cavalryman is Placed Un $95.00


1864 Order Regarding Transferring to the $15.00


1864 Order Regarding Payments to Veteran $10.00

<b>Major 9th Pennsylvania Militia

Civil War Congressman from Pennsylvania</b>

(1827-1905) Born in Bucks Co., Pa., he attended the University of Pennsylvania, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1848 and practiced in Philadelphia. During the Confederate invasion of 1862, he served as a major in the 9th Pennsylvania Militia, one of the emergency regiments that were called into service to defend Pennsylvania. He served as a U.S. Congressman, 1863-69, and 1869-75, which included the President Andrew Johnson Impeachment Congress. Served as the Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

<u>Signature With Place</u>: 5 1/4 x 2 1/4, in ink, Leonard Myers, Philad., Pa. Very fine.   

<b>Written by Nicholas L. Anderson a future Union General</b>

(1838-92) An 1858 graduate of Harvard, he was the nephew of General Robert Anderson, the hero of Fort Sumter, and the first cousin of Union General Allen L. Anderson. He enlisted on April 20, 1861, as a 1st lieutenant, and was commissioned into the 6th Ohio Infantry. He was promoted to lieutenant colonel, on June 15, 1861; Colonel on August 19, 1862; and brevet brigadier and major general, on March 13, 1865, for gallantry in the battles of Stone's River, and Chickamauga.

<u>Autograph Letter Signed</u>: 5 x 8, in ink.

To whom it may concern

The bearer of this Lee M. Fitzhugh joined the 6th Regt. Ohio Vols. on its original organization for the 3 mos. service and re-enlisted for 3 years; served with the regt. over 12 mos. and until discharged by promotion and order of Maj. Genl. Buell. To the best of my knowledge & belief he is and always has been, a thoroughly loyal man.

N.L. Anderson

Col. Comdg. 6 Regt. O.V.I.

Very well written letter, circa 1862.

The hard fought 6th Ohio Infantry saw action at Laurel Hill and Carrick's Ford, in western Virginia; at Shiloh, Corinth, and Stone's River, where they lost 159 men in killed, wounded and captured; and at Chickamauga where they lost 125 men, in killed, wounded and missing. They also saw action at Orchard Knob, in the charge on Missionary Ridge, and in the Knoxville and Atlanta campaigns.  

<b>Photographed as Colonel of the 91st Pennsylvania Infantry</b>

(1804-71) Enlisted on December 4, 1861, and was commissioned colonel, 91st Pennsylvania Infantry. He was wounded in action on May 3, 1863, during the battle of Chancellorsville. Breveted brigadier general, September 30, 1864, for gallant and distinguished service in the battle of Poplar Spring Church, Va. Breveted major general, for gallant conduct in the battle of Five Forks, Va.

Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Standing view wearing double breasted frock coat with shoulder straps, eagle sword belt plate, sash, sword attached to belt, and holding his kepi with infantry insignia and the regimental numerals, "91." Backmark: J. Cremer & Co., Philadelphia. Light age toning, and some discoloration marks in the background. Scarce.  

<b>United States Congressman from New Jersey</b>

(1821-84) Served as Postmaster of Boonton, New Jersey, 1849-53; was a member of the township committee, 1852-56, and 1863-67; justice of the peace, 1856-61; member of the New Jersey State Assembly, 1861, 1862 and 1866, serving as speaker the last year; took an active part in raising New Jersey troops during the Civil War; served as U.S. Congressman, 1867-73, which included the President Andrew Johnson Impeachment Congress; was Chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Interior; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1868; member of the New Jersey State Senate, 1875-77; U.S. Congressman, 1881-83.

<u>Signature With State</u>: 5 1/4 x 2 1/8, in ink, John Hill, New Jersey. Excellent.

Autograph, Leonard Myers $20.00


Recommendation Letter From Colonel 6th O $75.00


CDV General Edgar M. Gregory $125.00


Autograph, John Hill $15.00

10 1/2 x 8, engraving. Treason Of Arnold. Arnold Persuades Andre To Conceal The Papers In His Boot. From the original picture in possession of the Publishers. Johnson, Fry & Co. Publishers, New York. 1857. Light age toning and wear.  

With full color bust view illustration on the obverse. Measures 7/8 inches in diameter. With the original pin on the reverse. Circa 1909.  

<b>Signed by 2 soldiers wounded in action</b>

16 x 10 1/2, two sided imprinted document, filled out in ink.

Div. Rendezvous of Distribution, Headquarters, Convalescent Camp, Va., Sept. 16, 1864. Adjutant: 1 Pa. Art., Battery F. Enclosed you will find account of Clothing issued to men of your Company at this Camp during the month of Sept., the receipt of which you will please acknowledge and charge to Clothing Account. 

Yours Respectfully, 

Geo. S. Greene 

Lt., A.A.Q.M.

The opposite side of the document has the account for the clothing items issued to 9 members of the battery which includes uniform jackets, drawers, stockings, blankets, haversacks, canteens, and rubber blankets. Each member of the battery has signed the document acknowledging receipt of the clothing items, and has been witnessed for each soldier by Sergt. A.O. Deminger [?].  

Light wear and age toning. Very fine.

Private Velasco O. Lake, was wounded in action on May 5, 1864, during the battle of the Wilderness, Va.

Lieutenant George S. Greene, was wounded in action on June 3, 1864, in the battle of Cold Harbor, Va.

The 1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery saw action at 2nd Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania and Petersburg, to name but a few places.

<u>Gettysburg</u>: Batteries F & G, 1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery, were commanded by Captain R. Bruce Ricketts during the battle of Gettysburg. They were very heavily engaged on July 2, 1863, being posted on Cemetery Hill. After fighting in the afternoon on the 2nd, a heavy column of Confederates charged their batteries at about 8 p.m. and succeeded in capturing and spiking their left piece. In his Gettysburg report in the Official Records, Rickett's writes, "the cannoneers fought them hand to hand with hand spikes, rammers, and pistols, and succeeded in checking them for a moment, when a part of the 2nd Corps charged in and drove them back. During the charge I expended every round of canister in the battery, and then fired case shot without the fuses. The enemy suffered severely." His report goes on to state that he lost 6 killed, 14 wounded, 3 missing, 20 horses killed and 1,200 rounds of ammunition spent.  

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

Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Standing view in uniform with epaulettes and rank of major general, and holding his sword. 1861 M.B. Brady imprint on the front mount. Backmark: E. Anthony, New York, made from a photographic negative in Brady's National Portrait Gallery. Light age toning and wear. Top corners of the mount are very slightly rounded.

Engraving, The Treason of Benedict Arnol $15.00


Abraham Lincoln Button $25.00


1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery Clothin $35.00


CDV General John A. Dix $95.00

Silk and cotton velveteen fabric circa 1800s.  This peach pink velvet fabric measures 19 inches in width and 4.5 yards in length, from the narrow width and weave it looks like about mid 1800s.  I bought this to make pillows, this is what was I have left, it made gorgeous pillows!  The fabric has a moderately low nap but a soft hand.  The fabric is sturdy I had it professionally cleaned so can be used immediately.  There are some flat areas that can be seen in the picks that are marks from clothes pins on the hangar it was stored on, these are only on one edge, I'm not sure they if can be steamed out, the fabric is otherwise in very good to excellent condition.  Silk and cotton velveteen fabric circa 1800s.  This salmon pink velvet fabric measures , from the narrow width and weave it looks like about mid 1800s.  I bought this to make pillows, this is what was I have left, it made gorgeous pillows!  The fabric has a moderately low nap but a soft hand.  The fabric is sturdy I had it professionally cleaned so can be used immediately.  There are some flat areas that can be seen in the picks that are marks from clothes pins on the hangar it was stored on, these are only on one edge, I'm not sure they if can be steamed out, the fabric is otherwise in very good to excellent condition.  

<b>Document Signed</b> 

(1839-1925) Born in Lyons, France. Attended the College of Jolie Clair, near Paris, France. He was a sailor, French Zouave, and sculptor before the Civil War.  He enlisted on April 25, 1861, at New York City, as a sergeant, and was mustered into the 5th New York Infantry, Duryee's Zouaves. He was promoted to 2nd lieutenant, September 1, 1861, and 1st lieutenant, July 8, 1862. He was severely wounded in the right shoulder on June 27, 1862, at the battle of Gaines Mill, Va. He was discharged for promotion on November 28, 1862, and commissioned captain, Co. A, 165th New York Infantry. He was promoted to major, September 2, 1863, lieutenant colonel, colonel, and brevet brigadier general, March 13, 1865. He was cited for gallantry at Gaines Mills, Va., and Port Hudson, La. He was discharged on July 26, 1865.

<u>Document Signed</u>: 8 1/4 x 3 1/2, imprinted form, filled out in ink. $4,343.45. Baltimore, July 15th, 1891. Four months after date we promise to pay to the order of Smith, Dixon & Co. Forty three hundred and forty three, 45/Dollars. With interest. Value received. No. 187. Due Nov. 15/18.  Felix Agnus. Stamped, Chas. G. Fulton & Co., Manager. Endorsed on the reverse. 

Affixed to the back of this check is a 5 1/4 x 8 imprinted document, filled out in ink. Statement, Baltimore, July 1, 1891, In account with Smith, Dixon & Co., filled out with account information. Very fine condition.  

7 3/4 x 10 3/4. Titled, Drafting The Declaration Of Independence. The Committee; Franklin, Jefferson, Adams, Livingston & Sherman. Executed from the original painting by Chappel. Published in 1857 by Johnson, Fty & Co., New York. Light age toning and wear in the margin.

Silk and cotton velveteen fabric circa 1 $115.00


Silk and cotton velveteen fabric circa 1 $165.00


Autograph, General Felix Agnus $35.00


Engraving, Drafting The Declaration of I $20.00

<b>Signed by the Adjutant General of Illinois

Furnished for the use of Major General Thomas L. Crittenden</b>

8 pages, 8 x 12 1/4, manuscript in ink.

This is a series of contemporary 1863 copies of detailed communications regarding the organization of the 15th Illinois Cavalry, and other Illinois cavalry companies. It was furnished for the use of Major General Thomas L. Crittenden, and has been endorsed by Allen C. Fuller, the Adjutant General of Illinois. It includes a letter to Thomas M. Vincent, A.A.G., Washington, D.C.; a letter from from O.H. Huntley, Capt. Comdg. 1st Illinois Cavalry, from Helena, Ark., Oct. 1, 1862, on which there was an endorsement of Samuel R. Curtis, Major General Comdg.; a letter from J.C. Kelton, A.A.G., to Governor Yates of Illinois; a letter from Allen C. Fuller, Adjutant General of Illinois, to Colonel J.C. Kelton; a letter from General Henry W. Halleck, General in Chief, to Adjutant General Allen C. Fuller, and more. Excellent content. Very fine.

There is an autographed endorsement signed by Allen C. Fuller, in red ink, in the side margin of the last page. It reads as follows: General Head Quarters, State of Illinois, A.[djutant] G.[enerals] O.[ffice], Springfield, Aug. 29, 1863. Foregoing copy furnished for use of Major Gen'l T.L. Crittenden, Allen C. Fuller, Adjt. General.

Allen C. Fuller, was from Boone County, Illinois. He was a Republican presidential elector in the election of 1860, and served as Adjutant General of Illinois, 1861-65.     

8 1/4 x 13 1/2, imprinted form filled out in ink. County of New York, June 30, 1863. To His Excellency, Commander in Chief of the Militia of the State of New York: The petition of the undersigned persons, residing within the Regimental District, and Brigade District N.G.S.N.Y., respectfully represents that, in pursuance of the provisions of the Militia Law of this State, your petitioners have associated together for the purpose of forming a company of Infantry to be attached to the 84th Regiment, and have designated the following persons for their company officers, viz.: Alex M. Leod, For Captain. George F. Doak, For First Lieutenant. Charles H. Tomes, For Second Lieutenant. And your petioners further represent that they are all citizens of the United States, and that they do not belong to any other military organization, and that they will equip in the prescribed uniform, and they respectfully solicit your Excellency to organize them into a company of as aforesaid, and to issue commissions to the said persons for the officers to which they are above respectively designated. And your Petitioners will ever pray. Signed below by over 15 men giving their names, years of age, place of nativity, city or village. post office and county. Age toning and wear. Edge chips and splits. Archival tape repairs on the reverse.  

<b>Wounded in action at Fort Harrison, Va., in 1864, while serving in the 4th U.S. Colored Infantry</b>

17 1/4 x 11, imprinted form, filled out in ink. Pay Voucher for 1st Lieutenant J. Murray Hoag, 44th U.S. Infantry, for the period April 1, 1867, to April 30, 1867. Includes listing for his black servant. Signed twice by Hoag as J. Murray Hoag, 1st Lieut. 44th U.S. Infy. Light age toning and wear. Small edge chip not affecting any of the content.

John Murray Hoag, was 19 years old when he enlisted, on August 11, 1862, at Walworth, N.Y., as a private, and was mustered into Co. B, 9th New York Heavy Artillery. He was promoted to corporal, May 4, 1863; was discharged for promotion, August 29, 1863, and commissioned 2nd lieutenant, 4th U.S. Colored Infantry; was severely wounded, September 29, 1864, at Fort Harrison, Va., resulting in the amputation of his left arm; promoted to captain, November 19, 1864; promoted to brevet major and lieutenant colonel, March 13, 1865. Remaining in the U.S. Army after the end of the Civil War, he was commissioned 1st lieutenant, 44th U.S. Infantry, July 28, 1866; mustered out of service, Jan. 28, 1867.        A beautiful 14k gold Ladies of the G. A. R. past president medal inscribed <I><B>Carrie J. Dalton – Lew Wallace Circle No. 68 – 1911</I></B>.  The medal weighs 13.5 grams and remains in fine <I>as new</I> condition with crisp relief and hand engraving.  

     A lawyer by trade Lewis (<I>Lew</I>) Wallace (1827-1905) is best remembered today as the author of <I>Ben-Hur</I>, though he served in the Mexican War and rose to the rank of Major General in the Civil War and in the reconstruction period served as Territorial Governor of New Mexico when he worked to end the fighting of the Lincoln County War.  When the Civil War broke out, Wallace raised a Zouave regiment which was afterward known as the <I>11th  Indiana Volunteers</I>.  Lewis Wallace continued to distinguish himself through the Rebellion with promotion to Division Commander then in recognition of his action at the storming of <B>Fort Donnellson</B> was promoted to Major General.

    A nice item for the Civil War and G. A. R. Axillary enthusiast as well as the antique collector. A good chance to <I>have your cake and eat it to</I> given today’s gold prices!  <B>Buy with confidence! </B><I> All direct sales are backed by </I> <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with return as purchased !</B> <I>Just send us a courtesy  e-mail to let us know your item is being returned per these previsions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly.</I> Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!

Communications Regarding Illinois Cavalr $45.00


Application for Organization of a Compan $25.00


Pay Voucher For Lieutenant of 44th U. S. $45.00


gold - Ladies of the GAR – PAST PRESIDEN $495.00

Just as plain a Civil War infantry soldier as you can imagine, this quarter-plate tintype is, with all its simplicity, worthy of a place in good collection.  A wonderful demonstration of what a period infantry recruit should look like.  A nice viewable size with crisp focus, strong contrast and striking hand applied color that is so frequently seriously muted by age.  With only the most minimal evidence of age as good evidence of originality, this image will display well as is as a nice demonstration of period photography or will lay nicely behind glass in a period mat and frame.  As with <U>all direct sales</U>, we are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with refund of the purchase price upon return as purchased!</B>

 A rare find is this 5.5 X 2.5 inch dark blue silk ribbon that reads: <B>- RECEPTION - WELCOME TO OUR BOYS HOME FROM MEXICAN BORDER – HARTFORD – October 1916 </B> Showing age and with dark but clearly legible lettering, all as evidence of originality, this scarce reception ribbon is a relic of U. S. action along the Mexican border remembered as the <I>Mexican Border War</I> or <I>Bandit War</I> when Mexican revolutionary <B>Poncho Villa</B>attacked the U. S. garrison at Columbus, New Mexico.  The 2nd Connecticut Infantry were among the National Guard troops called to action against Pancho Villa’a revolutionary band. The 2nd Connecticut mustered out of Federal service in November 1916, only to be mobilized again in February 1917.for service in WW 1. <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!

 The 9 1/2 inch purple transferware plate presented is entitled Antiques.  The subject matter is classical Greek.  An octagonal frame surrounds the central scene of two figures in togas.  The surround alternates classic oversized urns with classic buildings.

The edge is gently and irregularly scalloped with a linear pattern, beading, and scrolling.

It bears the pattern name in a cartouche.  This pattern is known to collectors of early transferware. To my knowledge, the particular pottery that produced it has not been identified.

It is in fine condition, free of chips, cracks, and other flaws.  

10 1/2 x 8, engraving. Titled, Valley Forge...Washington & Lafayette. Executed from the original painting by A. Chappel. H.B. Hall, engraver. Published in 1856 by Martin, Johnson & Co., New York. Wear to bottom edge.

extra nice ! Maine Civil War Infantry T $225.00


Rare! Connecticut – 1916 MEXICAN BORDER $125.00


Staffordshire 9 1 / 2" Purple Transfe $125.00


Engraving, General George Washington at $20.00

<b>Governor of Georgia during the War Between The States

Autograph Document Signed</b>

(1821-95) Served in the Georgia Legislature and was also a Superior Court Judge. Elected Governor of Georgia in 1857, and was re-elected in 1859, 1861 and 1863. He ordered the seizure of the Federal forts Pulaski and Jackson in January 1861, and put two regiments in the field before the Confederacy was organized and personally seized the government arsenal at Augusta. Governor Brown, a staunch advocate of states rights, often feuded with Confederate President Jefferson Davis over the latter's use of Georgia troops and his conduct in prosecuting the war. Brown was named Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court in 1868, engaged in railroading and in 1880 was elected to the U.S. Senate, serving until 1891.

<u>Autograph Document Signed</u>: 6 3/4 x 2 3/4, imprinted bank check, filled out and signed in ink.

Atlanta, Ga., July 24th, 1878. The Citizens Bank Of Atlanta. Pay to Elizab. A. Brown or bearer Sixty Dollars. $60.00. Joseph E. Brown. Stamped PAID, Atlanta, Ga. at upper right edge. Small cut cancellation at center, otherwise excellent.   

<b>Signed by future Union Civil War General Joseph C. Abbott</b>

(1825-81) A native of New Hampshire, he graduated from Phillips Academy in 1846 and was a lawyer, businessman, and newspaper editor. He served as Adjutant General of New Hampshire, 1856-61. He began his Civil War career on December 13, 1861, when he was commissioned  lieutenant colonel of the 7th New Hampshire Infantry. Promoted to colonel on November 17, 1863, he commanded the 2nd Brigade, 24th Corps. He later commanded Abbott's Brigade, Terry's Provisional District, and the 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Army Corps. Abbott was promoted to brevet brigadier general, on January 15, 1865, for gallantry in the capture of Fort Fisher, N.C. After the war he served as U.S. Senator, 1868-71.

8 x 14, imprinted form, filled out in ink.

Invoice of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores, turned over by Joseph C. Abbott, Col. 7th N.H. Vols., to Granville P. Mason, Capt. Co. B, 7th N.H. Vols., at St. Helena Island, S.C., for transportation this 5th day of February 1864. For 24 cartridge boxes, 24 waist belts, 24 waist belt plates, 100 ball cartridges for Spencer Carbines and 1 packing box. I certify, That the above is a correct Invoice of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores, turned over by me this 5th day of February 1864, to Capt. Granville P. Mason, Quartermaster, Comdg. Co. B, 7th N.H. Vols. Joseph C. Abbott, Col. 7th N.H. Vols. Very fine.  

<b>Major 2nd Nebraska Cavalry during the Civil War

United States Congressman from Nebraska</b>

(1827-84) Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, he studied law, was admitted to the bar, and practiced in Indianapolis. He moved to Nebraska in 1856, and served as a member of the Nebraska Territorial House of Representatives in 1858-59; and as a member of the Territorial council in 1860 and 1861, and served as president. He enlisted in the Union Army during the Civil War and served as major of the 2nd Nebraska Cavalry. Served as U.S. Congressman, 1867-73, including the President Andrew Johnson Impeachment Congress. Was chairman of the Committee on Territories. 

<u>Signature With Place</u>: 5 1/4 x 2 1/2, in ink, John Taffe, Omaha, Neb. Very fine.  

<b>Civil War Congressman from Massachusetts</b>

(1808-70) Born in Boston, Mass., he graduated from Columbian College, now George Washington University, in 1825, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1831, and commenced practice in New Bedford, Mass. He served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1846; and the Massachusetts Senate in 1846; served as U.S. Congressman, 1854-55, and 1859-69, including the President Andrew Johnson Impeachment Congress; and was Chairman of the Committee on the Freedmen's Bureau.

<u>Signature With State</u>: 5 1/4 x 2, in ink, Thomas D. Eliot, Mass. Excellent.

Autograph, Joseph E. Brown $125.00


7th New Hampshire Infantry Ordnance Invo $45.00


Autograph, John Taffe $20.00


Autograph, Thomas D. Eliot $15.00

<b>Colonel of the 5th Maine Infantry

Commanded the regiment during the battle of Gettysburg!

War Date Autograph Cover Signed Twice</b>

(1824-1903) 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 battleflags 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.

<u>War Date Autograph Cover Signed Twice</u>: Docketed at the top, Soldiers Letter, C.S. Edwards, Maj. 5th Me. Vol. Addressed to Mrs. C.S. Edwards, Bethel, Maine. C.D.S., Washington, D.C., Nov. 1862. Stamped Due 3. Light age toning, staining and edge wear.  

<b>Civil War Congressman from New York</b>

(1826-77) Born in New York City, he graduated from Columbia College, in 1847, studied law, was admitted to the bar, and began a practice. He was a member of the New York State Assembly in 1858-59; and served as U.S. Congressman, 1863-69, which included the President Andrew Johnson Impeachment Congress. 

<u>Signature With Place</u>: 5 1/4 x 2 1/4, in ink, John W. Chanler, New York City. Excellent.  This white ironstone teapot has copper lustre banding and lustre embellishments on the grape clusters.  It is octagonal in shape and bears grape images on the lid and spout.  

This early Staffordshire tea pot's  shape is Grape Octagon. This is one of the first shapes. Its images were designed to evoke a sense of pride in the abundance of American production.   Several Staffordshire potters made this during the 1840 decade. Included are Challinor, Clementson, Mayer, Livesley & Powell,  Corn, Alcock, Walker, Hulme & Booth, Freakley & Farrell, Venables, and others.   This one is not marked.   It measures 9 inches wide by 9 inches tall.

Given its early age, condition is remarkably good.  There are no chips or cracks.


8 pages. THE SIEGE OF VICKSBURGH. Slow Progress...The Difficulties to be Overcome. All the Old Canal Projects Abandoned. A New One Commenced up the River. The Experience of the Two Bayou Expeditions. How Our Gunboats Were Saved from Capture. The Yazoo Pass Expedition. Fidelity and Loyalty of the Negroes. Destitution Among the Rebels. How They Get Supplies. A Reported Mutiny at Vicksburgh. The Gunboat Fleet Being Fitted For Active Service. The New Ironclad Tuscumbia Arrived. The Range of Her Guns Tried at Haines' Bluff. Journal and History of Admiral Porter's Expedition up the Yazoo. Gen. Ellet's Marine Brigade. Interesting From The South. Gen. Wise Said to be Operating in the Vicinity of Williamsburgh. Another Blockade Running Steamer Destroyed off Charleston. Rebel Reports From the Southwest. Mysterious Movements About Memphis and Vicksburgh. A Skirmish Near Pascagoula, Miss. The Contrabands Engaged. The Enemy in Force near Our Lines at Suffolk. The Killing of Colonel Kimball by General Corcoran. From North Carolina. The Position of General Foster. He Has Supplies Sufficient For a Three Weeks' Siege. False Rebel Reports of His Surrender, and much more. Light age toning and wear.

Autograph General Clark S. Edwards $45.00


Autograph, John W. Chanler $15.00


Early White Ironstone Copper Lustre Deco $125.00


The New York Times, April 16, 1863 $35.00

HT-70. Vignette of Andrew Jackson in uniform holding a sword in one hand and a money bag in the other, and coming out of a money chest. "I Take The Responsibility" is printed around the edges of the obverse. The reverse has a vignette of a jackass with "The Constitution As I Understand It," and "Roman Firmness Veto" printed around the edges. Circa 1833. Very fine.  

Lapel button with a bust view, sepia tone photograph of Theodore Roosevelt, with pin back. Mfg. by Whitehead & Hoag Co., Newark, N.J. Measures 5/8 inches in diameter. Excellent.   Offered is a Fig Shape vegetable server base or bowl measuring 13 1/2 inches long by 4 inched tall.  We do not have the lid.  In case the viewer does, I will include the dimensions of the ledge on which the domed lid would rest:  10" x 7 1/2".

It is in great shape, free of chips and cracks.  Note  the elaborate fig foliate embossing on the handles.  The vegetable server presented was made in the J. Wedgwood pottery and dates to 1856.  This is Fig Shape.  

We are offering only the base, so one would use it as an open server without a lid.   This piece measures 12 inches long.  The ledge for the lid measures 9 by 7 inches.  I mention this in case the viewer has a lid that might fit.

It is in very good condition.  It has a chip on the underside of the edge, visible only if the piece is upended. There is also a glazed over line visible upon close inspection, a flaw that happened in the potting.

Andrew Jackson Hard Times Token $49.95


Theodore Roosevelt Button With Photograp $75.00


Large J. Wedgwood White Ironstone Vegeta $60.00


Wedgwood White Ironstone Vegetable Serv $40.00

We are pleased to offer this Staffordshire Fig Shape tureen. This one was made in the pottery of John Wedge Wood, often misrepresented as Wedgwood, and dates to 1856.Fig is a beautiful shape. In addition to the great fig fruit and foliates that appear on all Fig Shape items, it has the fabulous domed lid and oversized fruit finial that sets this shape apart.It measures 12 inches wide by 7 inches tall. Condition is excellent. There are no chips or cracks.  We are pleased to offer this Staffordshire Fig Shape tureen. This one was made in the pottery of John Wedge Wood, often misrepresented as Wedgwood, and dates to 1856.

Fig is a beautiful shape. In addition to the great fig fruit and foliates that appear on all Fig Shape items, it has the fabulous domed lid and oversized fruit finial that sets this shape apart.

It measures 12 inches wide by 7 inches tall. Condition is excellent. There are no chips or cracks.  

<b>Member of the Military Commission that tried the Lincoln Conspirators!

Signature With Rank</b> 

(1819-91) Born at Pittsburgh, Pa., he was commissioned 1st Lieutenant and appointed regimental quartermaster of the 12th Pennsylvania Infantry, on April 25, 1861. Afterwards he served as Chief Quartermaster of the Cavalry Bureau, and the Chief Quartermaster, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac. He was promoted to brevet brigadier general on March 8, 1865. He served as one of the military commissioners during the trial of the Lincoln Conspirators.

<u>Card Signature With Rank</u>: 3 3/4 x 2 1/4, in ink, James A. Ekin, Deputy Quartermaster Gen., Bvt. Brig. Gen., U.S.A. Age toning at left edge.  

<b>United States Congressman and Senator from Connecticut</b>

(1823-75) Born in Bethel, Conn., he graduated from Yale in 1844, where he distinguished himself as an orator and editor of the Yale Literary Magazine. In 1846 he was admitted to the bar and began a practice in Norwalk. He later served as probate judge, state attorney, Connecticut Senator, and U.S. Congressman. He was commissioned colonel of the 5th Connecticut Infantry in July 1861, and brigadier general, March 17, 1862. He took part in the Shenandoah Valley campaign, the 1862 Virginia Peninsular campaign, and served under General Benjamin F. Butler in the Army of the James. After the war he served as a U.S. Senator, 1867-75, where he voted for the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson.

<u>Signature With State</u>: 5 1/4 x 2 1/2, in ink, O.S. Ferry, Conn. Very fine.

Wedgwood White Ironstone Vegetable Serve $150.00


J. Wedgwood White Ironstone Vegetable Tu $150.00


Autograph, General James A. Ekin $75.00


Autograph, General Orris S. Ferry $45.00

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