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Civil War patriotic imprint with illustration of General Lyon on horseback waving his hat. Imprint at upper center, "Killed at the battle near Springfield, Mo., August 10, 1861, while in the act of waving his hat in his hand, and cheering his men on to victory." Published by James Gates, Cincinnati. Light staining. 5 1/2 x 3 1/8.  This gorgeous and large flat rimmed soup plate measures 10 inches wide by 1 1/2 inches tall. Soup service was a major deal back in 19th century England where it was ladled from imposing tureens into bowls such as this. The vessel really resembles a plate with a deep well in the center.


It is in amazing shape, free of all flaws. It doesn't even have any utensil marks. Certainly it has been in a cabinet lo these 179 years! It was made in the William Adams pottery and dates to 1835. 


The design features a scene on water's edge of a couple bidding farewell to family members as they enter a gondola. The rim is particularly pretty with scenic reserves separated by crisp ruffle designs, This shape makes an excellent display because of its dimensional aspects.  <b>and is Ordered to be Shot to Death With Musketry</b>


4 x 6 1/2, imprint.


War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, September 19, 1863


General Orders

No. 317


I..Before a General Court Martial, which convened at the Headquarters, 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Corps, May 25, 1863, pursuant to Special Orders No. 59, dated Headquarters, 1st Division, 6th Corps, May 18, 1863, and of which Colonel William H. Penrose, 15th New Jersey Volunteers, is President, was arraigned and tried-


Private John Leeson, Company H, 3d New Jersey Volunteers.


Charge I-" Desertion."


Specification- "In this; that he, the said Private John Leeson, Company H, 3d Regiment New Jersey Volunteers, having been duly enlisted into the service of the United States, did desert the same on or about the 18th day of September 1862, and did not return until brought back under guard, on the 19th day of May, 1863. This at or near Antietam, Maryland, and while his Regiment was facing the enemy."


Charge II- "Cowardice."


Specification- "In this; that the said Private John Leeson, Company H, 3d Regiment New Jersey Volunteers, did desert his Company and Regiment while the same was actually under the fire of the enemy, at or near Antietam, Maryland, on or about the 18th day of September 1862."


To which charges and specifications the accused, Private John Leeson, Company H, 3d New Jersey Volunteers, pleaded "Not Guilty."


Finding. The Court, having maturely considered the evidence adduced, finds the accused, Private John Leeson, Company H, 3d New Jersey Volunteers, as follows:


Charge I. Of the Specification, "Guilty." Of the Charge, "Guilty."


Charge II. Of the Specification, "Guilty."  Of the Charge, "Guilty."


Sentence. And the Court does therefore sentence him, Private John Leeson, Company H, 3d New Jersey Volunteers, "To be shot to death with musketry in the presence of the Brigade to which his Regiment is attached, at such time and place as the Commanding General may direct: two thirds of the members of the Court concurring therein."


II..The proceedings of the Court in the above case have been approved by the proper commanders, and forwarded for the action of the President of the United States. On account of the peculiar circumstances of this case, the gallant conduct of the accused in battles previous to his alleged desertion, as established before the Court, and upon the recommendation to Executive clemency by the Major General commanding the Army of the Potomac, the President directs that the sentence, to be shot to death, awarded Private John Leeson, be commuted to "confinement at hard labor and forfeiture of ten dollars monthly pay for six months."


By Order Of The Secretary Of War:

E.D. TOWNSEND

Assistant Adjutant General


Small stain at upper right corner which does not touch upon any of the content. Desirable New Jersey, Antietam, and President Lincoln related document.   


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


"Dear I am out of postage stamps.  I wish you would send me a few if you please.  Well we have a big snow here.  It commenced on Saturday night and snowed till last night.  It is over one foot deep, but the weather is not very cold."</b>


4 pages, 5 x 8, in ink, written by Lieutenant Levi Lupton, Co. C, 116th Ohio Infantry, to his wife.


<b><u>Romney, Va., Feb. 23rd, 1863</b></u> 


My ever Dear and loving wife,


After my love to you and the children I will inform you that I recd. your letter of the 18th and 19th about 1 half hour ago.  I was very glad to hear from you but very sorry to hear of the accident that befell Willey, but hope it will not prove fatal.  It does seem that you have troubles and trials to endure than any other person, but I do hope that we may both live to see the time that we shall dwell in peace and happiness together with our little family.  We have seen many happy days together.  I do hope that it will not be long until I shall get home and then I think we shall be happy again.  I know it will be a happy day for me when I can get home to stay with you and my dear little children.  I wrote a letter to you yesterday in which I said what I thought in regard to old Katy’s talk about you.  I do not think her worth a minding for I think she will meet what she deserves if not in this world she will in the next, and as to my believing any such abominable lies I would as soon think of cutting my own throat as to believe such stuff.  I know that through all the ups and downs of life that you have been as true to me as the sun has been to shine and Dear I have been true to my promise to you for it does seem that I never loved you so much as I have since I have been away from you.  Well Dear, in regard to the money that you have on hand if you do not want to keep it all you may pay Uncle John the balance that I owe him, and I owe Gatchel I think about ten dollars which you may pay him, and if Mother wants any you might let her have some, and about that money of Mr. Neff’s I have written to him but have got no answer.  I would like to get from five hundred to one thousand dollars if I could get it.  I want you to send him word if you can and see what he will do and when I can get the money.  We have not been paid off yet but are still looking for it.  I want to come as soon as I get my money or at any rate by the middle of next month.  If Neff can let me have the money let me know it as soon as you can, and I will try and make arrangements to come after it as soon as possible.  Dear I am out of postage stamps.  I wish you would send me a few if you please.  Well we have a big snow here.  It commenced on Saturday night and snowed till last night.  It is over one foot deep, but the weather is not very cold.  Well Dear, I must conclude with my love to you and the children and to Mother.  I still remain your ever loving husband and may God bless you and keep you safe is my daily prayer.


Lieut. L. Lupton


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.

General Nathaniel Lyon

 

Adams Large Red Transferware Soup Plate, $95.00

 

New Jersey Soldier Deserts During the An

 

116th Ohio Infantry Letter




4 x 6 1/2, imprint.


War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, November 10, 1863


General Orders

No. 363


Commanding officers of regiments will report in their monthly returns of deserters, the names of men joined from desertion, as well as those who deserted during the month.


By Order Of The Secretary Of War:

E.D. TOWNSEND

Assistant Adjutant General


Small stain at upper right edge which does not touch upon any of the content.  


4 x 6 1/2, imprint.


War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, November 13, 1863


General Orders

No. 368


Paragraph 1420, General Regulations, edition of 1863, (paragraph 1389, edition of 1861), is modified, by inserting after the words "to his command," in the first sentence, the following sentence:


The Commanding Officer of a Regiment or Battalion serving in the field, will be accountable for all the surplus and reserve Ordnance Stores of the Regiment. The transportation of these stores will be provided for the same as the transportation of other stores, under the direction of the Commanding General.


By Order Of The Secretary Of War:

E.D. TOWNSEND

Assistant Adjutant General


Small stain at upper right corner which does not touch upon any of the content.  


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


"Well Dear, our Regiment is somewhat down in the mouth in regard to the way Captain Brown acted on last Monday.  I stated in my other letter that they went out on a foraging expedition and were surprised.  It seems that the facts of the case is about this, Capt. Brown and Lieut. Martin with 45 men of their Company and 8 cavalry went to guard a train of twenty seven wagons that went after hay.  They went about 12 miles, got their hay and had got back about 4 miles when they were surprised by 26 secesh cavalry.  Our men were scattered along on the wagons and did not see them until they were right in amongst them and they ordered them to surrender which they id without pretending to show fight.  Capt. Brown was pretty near the fore part of the train and when some of the men asked him what they should do he told them he did not know and then put spurs to his horse and left them to take care of themselves.  Where Lieut. Martin was nobody knows but he got to camp that evening."</b>


4 pages, 5 x 8, in ink, written by Lieutenant Levi Lupton, Co. C, 116th Ohio Infantry, to his wife and children.


<b><u>Romney, Va., Feb. 20th/63</b></u> 


My Dear and loving wife and Children,


I thought as I had not much to do today I would talk to you a little on this sheet of paper.  I dreamed last night that I was at home with you and oh how happy I felt, but I was sadly disappointed when I woke and found it was only a dream.  I often think of what you told about John Couplin saying that when he was in the army that he hardly ever thought of home, but it is very different with me for I do not think of much else, that is while I am awake, and when I sleep I dream of you and oh how anxiously I wait for the mail in hopes that I will hear from home, but I have been very much disappointed of late for I have recd. only two letters from home since D. Barrett came from there, one from you and the other from Margy, but I think I will get one this evening.  Well Dear, our Regiment is somewhat down in the mouth in regard to the way Captain Brown acted on last Monday.  I stated in my other letter that they went out on a foraging expedition and were surprised.  It seems that the facts of the case is about this, Capt. Brown and Lieut. Martin with 45 men of their Company and 8 cavalry went to guard a train of twenty seven wagons that went after hay.  They went about 12 miles, got their hay and had got back about 4 miles when they were surprised by 26 secesh cavalry.  Our men were scattered along on the wagons and did not see them until they were right in amongst them and they ordered them to surrender which they did without pretending to show fight.  Capt. Brown was pretty near the fore part of the train and when some of the men asked him what they should do he told them he did not know and then put spurs to his horse and left them to take care of themselves.  Where Lieut. Martin was nobody knows but he got to camp that evening.  They took all but 6 of Brown’s men and two cavalry and nearly all the teamsters prisoner.  In all they took 79 men and about 100 horses and mules and burnt 20 wagons, 2 wagons got away and they left 5 which we got the next day, but it is quite a slur on the Regiment to have the secesh take three men to one of theirs.  They took our men about forty miles and then paroled them.  Brown’s men started right on for the balance of the men got back to the Regt. yesterday.  About one half of the men that were captured belonged to the cavalry and artillery that are here.  I tell you the men are down on Capt. Brown with a vengeance for his cowardly conduct for he has been one of our big fighters.  To hear him talk you would have thought that he was a match for about 10 common men, but he has shown what he could do with a vengeance.  They have him and Lieut. Martin under arrest and if they do not dismiss them from the service I shall think they will not serve them right, is certain that they are not fit to command men in the army.  Well I must bring my letter to a close Dear.  Remember me in your prayers and may the good Lord bless you.


From your loving husband.


Lieut. L. Lupton


Evening- the mail has come and I got no letter. Oh Dear.


Light age toning 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.  Six Thonet Bentwood Chairs with L-shaped arms in original condition.  Original upholstery, curved backs.  Perfect with any Mid century modern or contemporary table.  


Dimensions:


33" H x 23.2" W x 21" D

1863 Order Regarding Deserters

 

1863 Order Regarding Ordnance Stores $7.00

 

116th Ohio Infantry Letter

 

1369 Thonet Bentwood Chairs-set of 6 $4800.00

Six Thonet Bentwood Chairs with L-shaped arms in original condition.  Original upholstery, curved backs.  Perfect with any Mid century modern or contemporary table.  


Dimensions:


33" H x 23.2" W x 21" D  Beautiful 19th C. American Victorian Renaissance ladies swivel chair with carved inlaid crest. This elegant chair is executed in walnut and upholstered in the finest, most supple black leather with brass tack trim finish. We have a pair in stock.


Antiquarian Traders' chairs are reinforced so that when the user rocks back and forth, he can be assured that the chair will not break. A swivel base has been added and the legs have been hand carved to fit each chair. This chair is as beautiful as it is comfortable!

 


<b>Letters, Memoranda, and Other Writings of John G. Nicolay, 1860-1865</b>


Edited by Michael Burlingame. Published by Southern Illinois University Press, 2000. Soft cover, 274 pages, index, illustrated front piece. Brand new condition.


From the time of Abraham Lincoln's nomination for the presidency until his assassination, John G. Nicolay served as the Civil War president's chief personal secretary. Nicolay became an intimate of Lincoln and probably knew him as well as anyone outside his own family. Although he did not keep a diary, Nicolay recorded his conversations with the president in a series of memos. He wrote numerous letters to his assistant John M. Hay and others, describing the mood at the White House and expressing opinions that were almost certainly shaped by Lincoln. In this expertly edited collection, Michael Burlingame compiles Nicolay's memoranda, journal entries describing Lincoln's activities, and excerpts from most of the nearly three hundred letters Nicolay wrote to his fiancée, Therena Bates. This first paperback edition of "With Lincoln in the White House" offers essential information about Abraham Lincoln.


"Lincoln scholars will feast on this book." John Y. Simon, Executuve Director, Ulysses S. Grant Association


"Burlingame deserves thanks for making these important letters readily available to scholars and the general public." Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society


Burlingame, who has blessed us with a series of edited volumes of papers from Lincoln's White House circle, now brings together Nicolay's papers, carefully selected and annotated in marvelous and useful detail..."With Lincoln in the White House" is both editorially neat and brimming with glimpses into the very heart of the Lincoln administration." The Civil War News  <b>Burnside</b>


4 x 6 1/2, imprint.


War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, November 16, 1863


General Orders

No. 369


I..By direction of the President of the United States, Major General J.G. Foster will relieve Major General A.E. Burnside in the command of the Department and Army of the Ohio. On being relieved, Major General Burnside will report in person to the Adjutant General of the Army.


II..The Department will hereafter consist of the State of Kentucky north of the Tennessee River, and such part of the State of Tennessee as may be occupied by the troops of that Army.


By Order Of The Secretary Of War:

E.D. TOWNSEND

Assistant Adjutant General


Small stain at upper right corner which does not touch upon any of the content. Desirable order.

1369 Thonet Bentwood Chairs-set of 6 $4800.00

 

1533 American Renaissance Revival Ladies $1600.00

 

With Lincoln in the White House

 

President Lincoln Directs General Foster




<b>Signed by a captain who was wounded in five different battles, including Gettysburg, and was killed in action in 1864 at the battle of the Wilderness, Va.!</b>


16 x 10, two sided imprinted form filled out in ink. 


Return of Lieut. John Daugherty, Company F, of the 105 Regiment of Pa. Vols. Infantry, Army of the United States, Colonel C.A. Craig, for the month of June 1863. Itemized account of those present, absent, etc. Also accounts for enlisted men who are on extra duty and lists the enlisted men who are absent because of wounds and sickness. Includes 6 men who were wounded at the battle of Chancellorsville, Va., on May 3, 1863, and 2 who were wounded at [2nd] Bull Run, Va., Aug. 29, 1862. Signed at the bottom, W.J. Clyde, Capt. Co. A, Commanding Company. Light age toning and wear. Very desirable regiment. This document was for the period just before the regiment went into action at Gettysburg! 


William J. Clyde, enlisted on Sept. 6, 1861, as a 1st sergeant, and was mustered into the 105th Pennsylvania Infantry. 


He was wounded in action on the following dates and places:


June 30, 1862, Glendale, Va.

Aug. 29, 1862, 2nd Bull Run, Va.

Dec. 13, 1862, Fredericksburg, Va.

May 3, 1863, Chancellorsville, Va.

July 2, 1863, Gettysburg, Pa.


He was killed in action on May 6, 1864, at the Wilderness, Va., holding rank of captain at the time of his death.


He is buried in the Fredericksburg National Cemetery, Gravesite #193


The hard fought 105th Pennsylvania Infantry saw action in many of the Civil War's greatest battles including; Yorktown, Williamsburg, Fair Oaks, Glendale, Malvern Hill, 2nd Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Kelly's Ford, the Mine Run campaign, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Petersburg, and Sailor's Creek.


WBTS Trivia: In his after Gettysburg battle report, Colonel Calvin A. Craig, commanding the 105th Pennsylvania Infantry wrote, "The regiment never fought better or with more enthusiasm. The list of casualties proves with what determination they contested every inch of ground. All seemed to feel that they were fighting on the soil of their native State, and that they would either conquer or yield up their lives in her defense."   

 


4 x 6 1/2, imprint.


War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, October 19, 1863


General Orders

No. 345


The one hundred dollars bounty due at expiration of enlistment, will be paid by Paymasters to Veteran Volunteers re-enlisting, upon the usual discharge papers from their first enlistment.


By Order Of The Secretary Of War:

E.D. TOWNSEND

Assistant Adjutant General


Light age toning.  


4 x 6 1/2, imprint.


War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, October 26, 1863


General Orders

No. 348


The Provost Marshal General having been authorized, September 5, 1863, to organize the companies of the Invalid Corps into Regiments, the limitation in paragraph 5, of General Orders, No, 173, under which no officer of the Corps can receive a commission higher than the grade of Major, is removed. The grades of Colonel and Lieutenant Colonel are authorized from September 5, 1863.


By Order Of The Secretary Of War:

E.D. TOWNSEND

Assistant Adjutant General


Light age toning.  <b>of the Army of the Tennessee</b>


4 x 6 1/2, imprint.


War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, October 27, 1863


General Orders

No. 349


By direction of the President, Major General William T. Sherman is appointed to the command of the Department and Army of the Tennessee, Headquarters in the field, and Major General John A. Logan to the command of the 15th Army Corps.


By Order Of The Secretary Of War:

E.D. TOWNSEND

Assistant Adjutant General


Light age toning.

June 1863 Return, 105th Pennsylvania Inf

 

Order Regarding Bounty Due Veteran Volun $7.00

 

1863 Order Regarding the Invalid Corps

 

President Lincoln Appoints General Willi




By Lloyd Lewis. Introduction by Mark E. Neely, Jr. Published by University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, Ne., 1994. Softcover, 367 pages, index. Brand new condition. 


The Civil War officially ended at Appomattox soon after President Lincoln's second inauguration. During his first term he had been widely viewed by special interest groups as a good natured, indecisive bungler, and worse. In the South he was still despised, and many in the North, especially the radicals in the Republican party, distrusted and derided his leniency toward the vanquished. On the evening of April 14, 1865, an assassin's bullet irrevocably altered the way Abraham Lincoln would be viewed by Americans. In life a cunning politician, Lincoln became in death a selfless martyr. Lloyd Lewis explicates the mythology that evolved out of Lincoln's death, the outpouring of national grief, the pursuit of John Wilkes Booth and the conspirators, Booth's fate, and the frequent moving and reburial of Lincoln's coffin.


"One of the standard works on the drama and events around Lincoln's death and the realities and the myths that came after." Carl Sandburg


"Indispensable...to any historian of Lincoln's times, and it is fascinating reading. Lloyd Lewis presents in substance a brilliant study of the creation of myth out of natural event, and of the deification of a national hero." Outlook


  


Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Bust view wearing 4 button sack coat. Imprint on the front mount: J.A. Seibert, Northwest Corner Fifth and Market Streets, Saint Louis. Light age toning. J.A. Seibert was a known Civil War photographer.  


Civil War patriotic imprint with full color vignette of General John C. Fremont with American flag draped above him, with sword below. Major General J.C. Fremont, For President in 1864. "The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the Corner." Bible. Light staining. 5 1/2 x 3 1/8.  


Civil War patriotic imprint with vignette of Union gunboats and quote from Confederate newspaper, "There is no disaster of the present war which it is so difficult to bear with any degree of patience or philosophy, as the almost uniform success of the enemy's gunboats on our land batteries. It is a thing absolutely unprecedented in the history of warfare!" Richmond Dispatch, Feb. 21, 1862. Light staining. 5 x 3.

The Assassination of Lincoln; History an

 

CDV, Union Soldier Photographed in St. L $35.00

 

General John C. Fremont For President in

 

Our Gunboats Attacking The Rebel Forts

<b>of Fredericksburg, Virginia</b>


4 x 6 1/2, imprint.


War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, November 7, 1863


General Orders

No. 360


Satisfactory evidence having been produced to the War Department that a bronze equestrian statue unlawfully taken from a private house in Fredericksburg, at the time of the capture of that place by the Union forces, was the private property of Mr. Douglas Gordon, of that city, it is-


Ordered: That it be restored to Mrs. Annie C. Thomas, the sister of Mr. Gordon, who has made application therefor.


By Order Of The Secretary Of War:

E.D. TOWNSEND

Assistant Adjutant General


Light age toning.  


4 x 6 1/2, imprint.


War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, November 9, 1863


General Orders

No. 361


By direction of the President of the United States, Assistant Surgeon Benjamin King, U.S. Army, is hereby retired from active service, and his name will be entered on the retired list of officers of the grade to which he now belongs, in accordance with section 12, act approved July 17, 1862, he having been borne on the Army Register more than forty five years.


By Order Of The Secretary Of War:

E.D. TOWNSEND

Assistant Adjutant General


Light age toning.  <b>Army Corps


Major Generals McCook & Crittenden are relieved from duty pending an investigation of their conduct in battle!</b>


4 x 6 1/2, imprint.


War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, D.C., September 28, 1863


General Orders

No. 322


I..The President of the United States directs that the 20th and 21st Army Corps be consolidated and called the 4th Army Corps, and that Major General Gordon Granger be the commander of this consolidated Corps.


II..It is also directed that a Court of Inquiry be convened, the detail to be hereafter made, to inquire and report upon the conduct of Major Generals McCook and Crittenden, in the battles of the 19th and 20th inst. These officers are relieved from duty in the Department of the Cumberland, and will repair to Indianapolis, Indiana, reporting their arrival, by letter, to the Adjutant General of the Army.


By Order Of The Secretary Of War:

E.D. Townsend

Assistant Adjutant General


Light age toning.  


4 x 6 1/2, imprint.


War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, September 28, 1863


General Orders

No. 325


Paragraph 156, Revised Army Regulations, 1861, is hereby amended, to read as follows:


A reward of thirty dollars will be paid for the apprehension and delivery of a deserter to an officer of the Army at the most convenient post or recruiting station. Rewards thus paid will be promptly reported by the disbursing officer to the officer commanding the company in which the deserter is mustered, and to the authority competent to order his trial. The reward of thirty dollars will include the remuneration for all expenses incurred for apprehending, securing, and delivering a deserter.


All Regulations and General Orders in conflict with this are hereby revoked. 


By Order Of The Secretary Of War:

E.D. TOWNSEND

Assistant Adjutant General


Light age toning.

Bronze Equestrian Statue is Stolen at th $20.00

 

President Lincoln Orders Retirement of A $10.00

 

President Lincoln Orders the Consolidati $25.00

 

1863 Order Regarding Rewards For Deliver




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


"We met with a considerable loss yesterday. Three of our teams with 24 teams from the 123rd Regt. went out about 14 miles after hay and 48 men out of Capt. Brown’s Comp. went along as guards.  They had got their hay and were returning when they were surprised by a small squad of rebel cavalry variously estimated at from 30 to 200 men.  The surprise was so complete that I guess our men surrendered without any resistance.  Capt. Brown and Lieut. Martin and 7 men escaped.  They took near one hundred men in all and about one hundred horses and mules.  They destroyed about 20 wagons, the others got off."</b>


4 pages, 5 x 8, in ink, written by Lieutenant Levi Lupton, Co. C, 116th Ohio Infantry, to his wife.


<b><u>Romney, Va., Feb. 17th, 1863</b></u> 


My ever Dear and loving wife,


After my love to you and the Dear children, I will inform you that I recd. your letter of the 11th last night which found me well and be sure I was glad to hear from you again.  There is nothing that does me so much good as getting a letter from home, but it would do me more good to get to come home, but I don’t know just when that will be.  I thought the most of us officers would have been discharged, but they have never took us through an examination yet and I don’t know when they will for I guess the committee has played out.  Well I am glad you can get around to see our relations for I think it will do you so much good to get away from home once in a while.  Well dear I guess you had better let old Katy alone and she will soon kill herself especially among all sensible people.  The old thing wants something and she don’t know what, but if she keeps on talking until I come home I will tell her what she needs.  If it was not for the traitors and secesh I think we would get home before long.  Well we met with a considerable loss yesterday.  Three of our teams with 24 teams from the 123rd Regt. went out about 14 miles after hay and 48 men out of Capt. Brown’s Comp.[any] went along as guards.  They had got their hay and were returning when they were surprised by a small squad of rebel cavalry variously estimated at from 30 to 200 men.  The surprise was so complete that I guess our men surrendered without any resistance.  Capt. Brown and Lieut. Martin and 7 men escaped.  They took near one hundred men in all and about one hundred horses and mules.  They destroyed about 20 wagons, the others got off.  Our wagoneers went out after some of the wagons today.  There is great blame laid on Capt. Brown for suffering himself to be surprised and I think it likely he deserves it for it seems to me that they must have been very careless or they need not have been surprised, but our company has been thrown into gloom and sorrow today by a sad accident that happened to one of our men resulting in his immediate death.  There is two brothers in our Company by the name of Byers.  They with about 25 of our men had been out on picket and came in about 10 o’clock when by some accident in putting their guns away one of them was discharged.  The ball struck Amos Byers [1] just behind the left ear making an awful wound & killed him instantly.  It was a sad sight to us all, but more so to his poor brother.  He leaves a wife and two children, a mother and sister to mourn his loss.  Well Dear, I must conclude with my love to you and the children.  I remain your ever loving husband.


Lieut. L. Lupton


Light age toning and wear. 


[1] Amos S. Byers, was 27 years old, when he enlisted as a private, on August 15, 1862, and was mustered into Co. C, 116th Ohio Infantry. He was accidentally killed on February 17, 1863, at Romney, Va. Private Byers was buried in the Winchester National Cemetery, Winchester, Va.


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.  


4 1/8 x 6 1/2, imprint.


War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, September 28, 1863


General Orders

No. 324


I.. The time for enlisting Veteran Volunteers under the provisions of General Orders, No. 191, current series from this Office, is hereby extended to December 1, 1863. This extension will not be considered as securing rank and pay to officers after August 25, the limit fixed in paragraph VI of the said order. 


II..Under paragraph III of the aforesaid order, the first installment of bounty [section 1] is hereby increased to $60, thus making the "total payment on muster" $75; and the "remainder of the bounty," [section 8] at the expiration of three years service, is reduced to $40.


By Order Of The Secretary Of War:

E.D. TOWNSEND

Assistant Adjutant General


Light age toning.  


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


(1822-93) Born in Dubois County, Indiana, he attended Indiana University, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1843, and commenced practice in Vincennes. He was a member of the Indiana State House of Representatives, 1849-50; member of the Indiana State Senate, 1850-53; Judge of the third judicial district, 1854-59; served as U.S. Congressman, 1857-61; member of the Indiana State House of Representatives, 1862-63; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1864, 1868, and 1876; served again as a U.S. Congressman, 1865-75; Judge of the Indiana Supreme Court, 1877-89.


<u>Signature With Place</u>: 5 3/8 x 2 3/4, in ink, W.E. Niblack, Vincennes, Indiana.  


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


(1816-70) Born in Onondaga County, New York, he attended the public schools, was employed as a clerk in the canal collector's office, and moved to Toledo, Ohio in 1849, where he worked as an agent in a merchant company. He later became engaged in transportation and the manufacture of illuminating gas and of coke. Served as U.S. Congressman, 1869-70.


<u>Signature With State</u>: 5 3/8 x 2, in ink, Truman H. Hoag, Ohio.

116th Ohio Infantry Letter

 

Order Regarding the Enlistment of Vetera

 

Autograph, William E. Niblack

 

Autograph, Truman H. Hoag $5.00




<b>United States Congressman from Delaware


Governor of Delaware</b>


(1821-93) Born near Summitt Bridge, New Castle County, Delaware, attended Pennington Seminary in New Jersey, taught school for awhile and then attended Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn. He was a member of the State constitutional convention in 1853, and became interested in railroad operations and was a director of the Kent & Queen Annes Railroad. Served as a U.S. Congressman, 1869-73, and was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1872. Served as Governor of Delaware, 1887-91. 


<u>Signature With Sentiment and State</u>: 5 3/8 x 2 3/8, in ink, Your obdt. Servt., Benjamin T. Biggs, Delaware.  


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


(1810-74) Born in Lancaster, Fairfield County, Ohio, he learned the art of printing and subsequently became editor of the Gazette and Enquirer at Lancaster. He then studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in 1838 in Lancaster. He was a delegate to the Whig National Convention in 1852, and had an unsuccessful run for Governor of Ohio in 1856. He was a delegate to the Bell and Everett State convention in 1860 and served as president. He served as Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, 1862-67. Served as a U.S. Congressman, 1867-73, and was President of the Democratic State convention in 1869.


<u>Signature With Place</u>: 5 1/2 x 4 1/2, in ink, P. Van Trump, Lancaster, Ohio.  <b>within the lines of the military occupation of the U.S. Army</b>


4 x 6 1/2, imprint.


War Department

Adjutant General's Office 

Washington, October 9, 1863


General Orders

No. 331


THE PRESIDENT ORDERS:


1.. All houses, tenements, lands, and plantations, except such as may be required for military purposes, which have been or may be deserted and abandoned by insurgents within the lines of the military occupation of the United States forces in States declared by Proclamation of the President to be in insurrection, will hereafter be under the supervision and control of the Supervising Special Agent of the Treasury Department.


2.. All commanders of military departments, districts, and posts, will, upon receipt of this Order, surrender and turn over to the proper Supervising Special Agent such houses, tenements, lands, and plantations, not required for military uses, as may be in their possession or under their control; and all officers of the Army of the United States will, at all times, render to the Agents appointed by the Secretary of the Treasury, all such aid as may be necessary to enable them to obtain possession of such houses, tenements, lands, and plantations, and to maintain their authority over the same.


By Order Of The Secretary Of War:

E.D. TOWNSEND

Assistant Adjutant General


There are 2 tiny punch holes at the left edge which do not affect any of the content. Light age toning.  


<b>"...appears to be a plan of the rebels for the destruction of the water transportation in the Valley of the Mississippi, and thus crippling the movements of our armies."</b>


4 x 6 1/2, imprint.


War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, October 19, 1863


General Orders

No. 344


The Court of Inquiry instituted by Special Order, No. 408, of September 11, 1863, from the War Department, whereof Major General David Hunter, U.S. Volunteers, is President, and which convened in the city of St. Louis, Mo., September 21, 1863, "to investigate the circumstances attending the loss of a large amount of funds, by the destruction of the steamer Ruth by fire," has reported the following:


OPINION:


"After the examination of many witnesses and documents, and a careful inquiry into all the circumstances of the case, the Court is of the opinion that the steamer Ruth was fired by an incendiary. Not for the particular purpose- although that may have been an additional object- of destroying the public funds on board, but in conformity with what appears to be a plan of the rebels for the destruction of the water transportation in the Valley of the Mississippi, and thus crippling the movements of our armies." 


The Court is of opinion that "no Government officer, or agent of the funds, has been to blame for misconduct or neglect of duty in the premises." 


The foregoing opinion, having been duly submitted, is approved.


The Court of Inquiry, of which Major General Hunter is President, is dissolved.


By Order Of The Secretary Of War:

E.D. TOWNSEND

Assistant Adjutant General


Light age toning.

Autograph, Benjamin T. Biggs $10.00

 

Autograph, Philadelph Van Trump $8.00

 

Order by President Lincoln Regarding Reb

 

Order Regarding the Destruction of a Mis




4 x 6 1/2, imprint.


War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, October 16, 1863


General Orders

No. 339


I- A declaration of Exchange having been announced by R. Ould, Esq., Agent for Exchange, at Richmond, Virginia, dated September 12, 1863, it is hereby declared that all officers and men of the United States Army captured and paroled previous to the 1st September, 1863, are duly exchanged.


The officers and men herein declared exchanged will immediately be sent to join their respective regiments.


By Order Of The Secretary Of War:


E.D. TOWNSEND

Assistant Adjutant General


Light age toning.  


4 x 6 1/2, imprint.


War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, October 12, 1863


General Orders

No. 333


The Counties of Hancock, Brooke, and Ohio, in West Virginia, are hereby detached from the Department of the Monongahela and added to the Department of West Virginia, under Brigadier General B.F. Kelly.


By Order Of The Secretary Of War:

E.D. TOWNSEND

Assistant Adjutant General


There are two tiny punch holes at the left edge which do not affect any of the content. Light age toning.  


<b>Signed by North Carolina soldier captured at Bentonville, N.C. and confined at Point Lookout Prison</b>


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


May the 13, 1901. To the United Daughters of the Confederacy: The undersigned residing at Blount Creek, Beaufort Co., N.C., who is an Ex-Confederate Soldier, but not a member of any Camp, hereby makes application for a Confederate Cross of Honor. Applicant entered the service of the Confederate States on the 5 day of April 1862, as a private in Company C of the 40 Regiment of North Carolina Volunteers, C.S.A., and was at that time a resident of Beaufort County, N.C. Your applicant was honorably discharged from said service by General Johnston after the fight at Bentonville, near Charlotte on the 5 day of April or about that time 1865, at which time he held the rank of a private. Respectfully, J.W. Weston, Applicant. We endorse the above application. B.C. Cox, Member Co. I, Reg't 10 Vols., C.S.A. W.N. Long, Member Co. C, Reg't 40 Vols., C.S.A. There are 2 small punch holes in the document at top edge which do not affect any of the content. Light age toning. 


Wilson N. Long, one of those who signed this document, was captured at the battle of Bentonville, N.C., and was confined as a prisoner of war at Point Lookout, Md. He took the oath of allegiance to the U.S. and was released on June 28, 1865.  


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


(1826-1908) Born in Blenheim, New York, he studied law in Ithaca, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in 1848; served as the superintendent of schools in Schoharie County, N.Y., 1852-57, and was supervisor, 1857-60; district attorney of Schoharie County, 1859-62; member of the New York State Assembly in 1863; U.S. Congressman, 1869-71, and 1877-79; Judge of Schoharie County, 1883-87; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1884 and 1892; Judge of the Supreme Court of New York and afterward presiding justice, 1886-96.


<u>Signature With Place</u>: 5 1/4 x 4, in ink, S.L. Mayham, Schoharie, N.Y.

Order Regarding Exchange of Prisoners of

 

Order Realigning the Department of West

 

Application For a Confederate Cross of H $35.00

 

Autograph, Stephen L. Mayham $8.00

<b>by the President</b>


4 1/2 x 6 1/2, 100 pages, imprint.


War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, September 18, 1863


General Orders

No. 316


Promotions and appointments in the Army of the United States, made by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, and by the President alone, since the publication of General Orders No. 181, of November 1, 1862, and up to July 1, 1863. Those made by the President alone are designated by a star. Lengthy document listing promotions which are organized by army departments, branches of the service, regiment, rank, etc. Some very interesting notations are included such as in the case where a promotion was caused by the death of another officer. For example on page one under Adjutant General's Department- Major James B. Fry, Assistant Adjutant General, to be Assistant Adjutant General, with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, December 31, 1862, vice Garesche, killed in battle. In the section that lists those officers who have been promoted to the rank of Major General, some have died since their promotion; for example, Joseph K.F. Mansfield, died of wounds in battle; Isaac I. Stevens, killed in battle; Hiram G. Berry, killed in battle; and Amiel W. Whipple, died of wounds in battle. This 100 page document is full of interesting information such as on the last page where Major General Fitz John Porter is listed as having been cashiered from the army on January 21, 1863. Signed in print by E.D. Townsend, Assistant Adjutant General, the order having been issued by order of the Secretary of War. Small stain at the upper right edge of the pages which is just barely visible. The left edge of the pages have 2 very small punch holes which do not affect any of the content, and there is some edge chipping and wear. Very interesting 1863 imprint listing many officers who earned fame in the Civil War and who you would be quite familiar with.       In a collecting field steeped with variations requiring a specialized appreciation of those variations, there is likely someone out there that will recognize this attractive Zouave fez as indicative to a particular regiment but we will leave that to the experts relying on our knowledge of textiles and our fifty plus years of paying attention to Civil War relics in general as we offer our description of this rarely surviving period fez.  With that our photos will still offer the best description of this wonderful crimson red fez of that wonderfully soft  heavy wool felt so indicative of period examples.  Most desirable to hungry moths it seems as original examples in this material seldom survive in any kind of condition, this one displays some moth tracking as evidence of age and originality but is solid with no holes. Weather the early <B>A</B> button with bullion trim is a remnant of the original wearer’s personal preference or a variation indicative of a particular group will be left to those sepia lists we mentioned earlier.  The <B>A</B> company designation is of the period lead filled variety with wire fasteners and like the button and bullion tape embellishment appears original to the fez.    With a collector’s reluctance to part with such a find we have had this piece set aside in one of our storage tubs for years but as we try to pare down it is likely best placed in a more appreciative home.  A scarcely surviving example of the popular basic style of Civil War Zouave headgear.  <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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Civil War patriotic imprint with full color vignette of a Union cavalryman on horseback with tents in the background. 5 5/8 x 3 1/4.  


<b>Front page illustration of General George A. Custer leading a cavalry charge on horseback brandishing his sword!</b>


Other illustrations include: full page portrait of General Hugh Judson Kilpatrick. Map of the Rebellion as it Was in 1861 and as it is in 1864. Double page centerfold of The Moon as Seen Through Dr. Henry Draper's Telescope. View of Hunstsville, Alabama. Dragging Artillery Through the Mud. General Logan's Command Crossing Look Out Creek Into East Tennessee. The 20th U.S. Colored Regiment Receiving Their Battleflag, and more. Light age toning and wear. Extremely desirable issue with General Custer on the front page!

1863 Promotions and Appointments Made in $35.00

 

Civil War era Zouave Fez $2500.00

 

United States Cavalry

 

Harper's Weekly, March 19, 1864




Civil War patriotic imprint with illustration of Colonel John K. Murphy with his name printed below and "Col. J.K. Murphy's 29th Regiment P.V." at top center. Published by Magee, 316 Chestnut St., Phila. Light staining. 5 1/2 x 3.  


<b>For soldier wounded in the battle of Winchester, Virginia</b>


8 x 10, imprinted form, filled out in ink.


The United States, To Dawson Burt, Private, discharged from K Company, 10 Regiment of Vermont Vols. For pay from 1 of July, 1864, to 16 of June 1865, being 7 months, 15 days, at 16 dollars per month. $120.00. Bounty Due, $75.00. For pay for traveling from Washington, D.C., the place of my discharge, to Newport, Vermont, the place of my residence, 599 miles, at twenty miles per day, equal to 29 days, at 16 dollars per month. $15.46. For subsistence for traveling as above, 29 days, at 50 cents per ration or day. $14.50. Deduct for clothing withdrawn, $144.62. Balance $168.60. Received of Maj. N.S. Brinton, Paymaster U.S. Army, this 3 day of July 1865, One hundred & sixty eight dollars and sixty cents, in full of the above account. Dawson Burt.


Very fine.


Dawson Burt, a 17 year old resident of Derby, Vermont, enlisted as a private on July 30, 1862, and was mustered into Co. K, 10th Vermont Infantry. He was severely wounded in the right forearm on September 19, 1864, in the battle at Winchester, Va. He was discharged from the 10th Vermont Infantry on June 16, 1865, and enlisted in the Regular U.S. Army serving until his discharge on January 17, 1868. 


The 10th Vermont Infantry participated in the battles of Antietam, Orange Grove, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Monocacy, Winchester, Fisher's Hill, Cedar Creek, and Sailor's Creek.  


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


"There is one thing that is working against our cause very much, and that is the disloyal sentiments that are expressed by those who are at home.  Some of them write to the soldiers and tell them that they are fools for staying in the army, that it is nothing but a negro war, and all this kind of stuff."</b>


4 pages, 5 x 8, in ink, written by Lieutenant Levi Lupton, Co. C, 116th Ohio Infantry, to his wife and children.


<b><u>Romney, Va., Feb. 14th/63</b></u> 


Dear wife and children,


Although I have not heard from home for several days and have wrote to you twice since I got a letter from you my Dear, and you may believe that I am very anxious to hear from you again, but I will try and write two or three times every week any how.  Well, I am in good health at present and do sincerely hope that the few lines may find you enjoying the same blessing.  Well, we are still laying here and I don’t know how long we shall stay here, but perhaps all winter, and I believe I would as [soon] leave [as] stay here as any other place except at home with my little family for I shall not be very well contented any place until I can get home to stay, and I do hope that it may not be very long till that time arrives.  There is one thing that is working against our cause very much, and that is the disloyal sentiments that are expressed by those who are at home.  Some of them write to the soldiers and tell them that they are fools for staying in the army, that it is nothing but a negro war, and all this kind of stuff, and that if they will come home that they will help to keep the officers from getting them back again, but I am very thankful that we have none of that kind with us, but if our boys ever get home then these men will have to keep very quiet or they will get something that will help to quiet them for if we have to fight rebels we would fight them as quick in old Monroe as we would in old Virginia, and I have heard a good many of the boys say that they would never take a word of Northern Butternut or Copperhead, but to change the subject I will just say that the pay master has not been round yet, but we are still expecting him.  For my own part I do not care if he does not come before the middle of March so that he would be sure to come then.  Well there seems a very poor chance for a well man to get out of the army at this time.  Two Captains and two Lieuts. have resigned, and have gone home and I am glad of it.  There is two or three more that I wish were at home for they are not fit for service.   They are only in the road of better men for I think if they were gone that we would have their places filled with men that would be on hand for duty when ever they were needed.  Well, I got a letter from Father and Mother this week and was very glad to get a letter from them and to hear that they were well.  I also got one from Maggy which I answered.  Well, I will have to bring this letter to a close as I am officer of the guard today and will have to go on duty pretty soon.  I have been round to the pickets this afternoon along with the field officer of the day.  We went on horseback.  It takes about three hours to go the rounds.  It is about 14 miles ride.  I did expect to get a letter from home this evening but the cars ran off of the track and so we got no mail today so farewell Dear.  May the Lord bless you is the daily prayer of your still true and loving husband.


Lieut. L. Lupton


Light age toning 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.  Beautifully framed American silk embroidery. Framed under glass. Eagle crest with glass eye. Metallic threading for anchor. Stars and stripes shield panel. Banner reads 'Remembrance of My Cruise China, Japan and PI' Painting on silk in lower panel with silver threaded framing around it. Teddy Roosevelt decided that America needed to deal with its Asian neighbors so he opened trade with them. It was called the Open Door policy. Gunboat diplomacy originated here. These were made for the American fleet so that the sailors could be sent home souvenirs from the orient.


At the end of the 19th century the United States was rising as a world power. The U.S. Navy cruised the oceans to Show The Flag to emerging Far East countries. Merchants in the 'Treaty Port' cities of Hong Kong, Tokyo and Manila commissioned artisans to adapt their skills to create beautiful low relief embroideries for sailors and officers who visited their ports. They mixed gold, silver and copper silk thread along with hand painted panels of their ships to create a highly effective memorial of their visits to these ports.


Embroideries featured their national symbols in impressive compositions with lovely detail work. They came in various sizes and designs. The ones owned by AT represent the largest and most impressive of those ever created. These pieces featured their ships done in one off original paint, a series of flags from the different Treaty countries, a photograph of the young sailor and often times a photo of his captain. 


Most were special ordered and turned out in an efficient fashion in time for the sailor’s departure. These exceptional creations were the highest expression of this art form. They were also the most expensive and delicate works of the genre and consequently few were produced. 


These finely done highly detailed original guache paintings are portraits of U.S.Navy Armored Cruisers of the 'PENNSYLVANIA' or 'DREADNAUGHT' class, 1906, flying an Admiral's pennant these were likely the flagships of the Pacific Fleet. 


This rare example is exceptional in its size, condition, inclusion of the sailor's photograph, and inclusion of a fine original painting of his ship. We have presented it in a magnificent gilt frame so that it can hang in a man’s library as a piece of art.


Beautifully framed and measure 58"H x 48"W x 3"D.

Colonel J. K. Murphy, 29th Pennsylvania V

 

10th Vermont Infantry Pay, Bounty & Trav $35.00

 

116th Ohio Infantry Letter

 

7732 Framed Japanese Silk Naval Embroide $12500.00

A white ironstone platter decorated with the Blue Tulip design. It is 12 1/2 x 10 inches. Mint condition with excellent color and detail. Elsmore + Forster. It is actually stamped Foster incorrectly. Ca. 1850s.  A white ironstone platter decorated with the Blue Tulip design. It is 11 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches. Mint condition with excellent color and detail. Elsmore + Forster. Ca. 1850s.  Three white ironstone plates decorated with the Blue Ceres design. 8 3/4 inches D. Excellent condition. Made by Elsmore + Forster. Ca. 1850s. Price is for all 3.  One white ironstone plate and one soup bowl. One 10 inch dinner plate made by Turner + Goddard in the Wheat shape. Excellent condition. One 9 1/2 inch Soup bowl in the Ceres shape. Exc. condition with a tight 1/2 inch lg. rim hairline. All date to mid 1800s. Sold as one. One plate has been sold.

WHITE IRONSTONE PLATTER, BLUE TULIP $80.00

 

WHITE IRONSTONE PLATTER, BLUE TULIP $80.00

 

3 IRONSTONE PLATES, BLUE CERES $45.00

 

WHITE IRONSTONE SOUP AND PLATE $20.00

Three(3) white ironstone plates with Blue Tulip decoration. 6 1/2 inches D. Mint condition with nice color and detail. Price is for all 3. Made by Elsmore + Forster. Ca. mid 1800s.  A white ironstone Sauce ladle in the Wheat shape(I think). 7 1/2 inches lg. Excellent color and detail. Near mint condition with a glaze crease in the bowl and slight wear on the side of the stem. Ca. mid 1800s. Unknown maker  American Oak Heavily carved Long Case Grandfather clock with scroll and barley twists flanking either side of arched glass door, with Roman chapter ring with with a painted pastoral scene above dial. Sides of upper cabinet have Fretwork details, and waisted case rests on outstepped base with foliate carved details, scroll and barley twists on plinth with claw feet.  Beautiful pair of 20th C. Neo-Classical marble and bronze urns. These are reproduction pieces.

3 IRONSTONE PLATES, BLUE TULIP $45.00

 

WHITE IRONSTONE SAUCE LADLE, WHEAT $80.00

 

7647 American Victorian Grandfather Cloc $25000.00

 

6636 Pair of Neo-Classical Marble & Bron $2000.00

A white ironstone Cup + Saucer in the Ivy Wreath shape. John Meir + Son. Ca. 1860. Cup is 3 1/2 inches D., 3 inches H. Saucer is 6 inches D. Mint condition.  A white ironstone pitcher in the Sydenham shape. Potted by Elsmore + Forster. Ca. 1853. It is 8 1/4 inches H. to the thumbrest. There are some blemishes in the glaze all pictured which are on the spout and base. Spider where the handle attaches to the body. Priced as is.  A white ironstone Brush box or vase. Made by Burgess + Goddard. Ca. mid 1800s. Palin with ring around bottom by drainage hole. Mint condition. 4 1/2 inches H., 2 1/2 inches D. at the top.  <b>The Complete Civil War Diary of John Hay</b>


Edited by Michael Burlingame and John R. Turner Ettlinger. Published by Southern Illinois University Press, 1997. Soft cover, 393 pages, index, illustrated front piece, new condition.


On 18 April 1861, assistant presidential secretary John Hay recorded in his diary the report of several women that "some young Virginian long haired swaggering chivalrous of course. . . and half a dozen others including a daredevil guerrilla from Richmond named Ficklin would do a thing within forty eight hours that would ring through the world."


The women feared that the Virginian planned either to assassinate or to capture the president. Calling this a "harrowing communication," Hay continued his entry: "They went away and I went to the bedside of the Chief couché. I told him the yarn; he quietly grinned."


This is but one of the dramatic entries in Hay’s Civil War diary, presented here in a definitive edition by Michael Burlingame and John R. Turner Ettlinger. Justly deemed the most intimate record we will ever have of Abraham Lincoln in the White House, the Hay diary is, according to Burlingame and Ettlinger, "one of the richest deposits of high-grade ore for the smelters of Lincoln biographers and Civil War historians." While the Cabinet diaries of Salmon P. Chase, Edward Bates, and Gideon Welles also shed much light on Lincoln’s presidency, as does the diary of Senator Orville Hickman Browning, none of these diaries has the literary flair of Hay’s, which is, as Lincoln’s friend Horace White noted, as "breezy and sparkling as champagne." An aspiring poet, Hay recorded events in a scintillating style that the lawyer-politician diarists conspicuously lacked.


Burlingame and Ettlinger’s edition of the diary is the first to publish the complete text of all of Hay’s entries from 1861 through 1864. In 1939 Tyler Dennett published Lincoln and the Civil War in the Diaries and Letters of John Hay, which, as Civil War historian Allan Nevins observed, was "rather casually edited." This new edition is essential in part because Dennett omitted approximately 10 percent of Hay’s 1861–64 entries.


Not only did the Dennett edition omit important parts of the diaries, it also introduced some glaring errors. More than three decades ago, John R. Turner Ettlinger, then in charge of Special Collections at the Brown University Library, made a careful and literal transcript of the text of the diary, which involved deciphering Hay’s difficult and occasionally obscure writing. In particular, passages were restored that had been canceled, sometimes heavily, by the first editors for reasons of confidentiality and propriety. Ettlinger’s text forms the basis for the present edition, which also incorporates, with many additions and much updating by Burlingame, a body of notes providing a critical apparatus to the diary, identifying historical events and persons.

WHITE IRONSTONE CUP + SAUCER IVY WREATH $40.00

 

WHITE IRONSTONE PITCHER, SYDENHAM $45.00

 

WHITE IRONSTONE BRUSH BOX / VASE $90.00

 

Inside Lincoln's White House,




Civil War patriotic imprint with illustration of General Lyon with caption below, "Brigadier Gen. Lyon, Killed at the Battle near Springfield, Mo." Light age toning and wear. 5 3/8 x 3 1/8.  


Civil War patriotic imprint with an illustration of Colonel John W. Geary inside of a shield design with the slogan above, "One For All- All For One." Below is a cannon barrel and sword and the imprint, "Col. John W. Geary, 28th Reg't Penn. Vol's." Light staining. 5 1/2 x 3 1/8.  


<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


"We have not heard any more about going South and I think we shall not go at present.  If we do not leave here I shall intend to have a good time here as it is not far from Washington.  I intend to go to Washington on Monday and be there when Congress convenes and hear the President.  John and I are planning to go."</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 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.


5 pages, 5 x 8, in ink. Comes with cover addressed in the hand of Edwards to his wife Mrs. C.S. Edwards, Bethel, Maine, [thus autographed] with Washington, D.C.  postmark, and 3 cents rose George Washington postage stamp. 


<b><u>Wednesday Eve, [November]* 27/61</b></u>


Dear wife,


I thought I would write you a line, but have but little to write as it is dull in camp.  We are getting along in the same old way.  It has been a long dreary day, rained a little and the mud is knee deep.  6 companies of our Regt. are out on picket.  I for the first time am out of it.  Major Scamman [1]  had to take charge of them but it went rather hard with him.  He will have rather a hard time as it is a cold rain.  I have just been to supper.  We had bread, butter, tea, pie & cranberries.  [?] is here with us.  Tell his folks he is well.  The boys are all about well.  Dolloff [2] is a good deal better.  I hope he will get into camp in a few days as we need him in camp.  He is a first rate man.  Our company is in the best condition it has been since we left Me., but it is far too small, but if I go to Me. I shall try to get some recruits, but I shall not write anymore about going home till I get ready to go.  I have not got any letters from you this week but expect to get one tonight.  We have not heard any more about going South and I think we shall not go at present.  If we do not leave here I shall intend to have a good time here as it is not far from Washington.  I intend to go to Washington on Monday and be there when Congress convenes and hear the President.  John and I are planning to go.  I [have] not been to Washington for the last three months or near that, and but a few times to Alexandria.  I intend to have gone tonight and went to the Union meeting, but it is such bad travelling.  I have nothing to write as I have no letters to answer.  The mail has just come in and no letter, but I presume one will come tomorrow.  I am expecting [?] here this week.  I hope he will come so to be here at the meeting of Congress as it would pay him well to be there at that time.  I want you to write me if you have received the money I sent you.  I sent one hundred & fifty dollars and if I do not go home I [will send] some more if Oliver comes here, but if I go home I shall buy me a hat that will cost twelve dollars and a coat that will cost thirty dollars more.  It cost a great deal to dress here in the army.  Some does not lay up a cent that get more pay than I do.  They lay it out for dress, liquor and some other things.  [?] lays down on the floor asleep and is a snoring.  John is playing chess with Lieut. Packard of Co. K. [3].  Jimmy [his servant] is looking on to see them play so you can imagine how we look tonight.  I presume you are now writing me.  It is half past eight o’clock.  If so write me.  I shall send some of you a paper tomorrow and perhaps a book.  I wish I could send you something more.  I have not [?] yet but shall if I go to Washington on Monday and will send it by Oliver if he comes.

  

C.S. Edwards


Thursday morn: All well in camp this morning.  John & [?] are playing chess.  I am in command of the Regt., have been for the last few days.  Lieut. [Col.] Heath [4] has gone home on a leave of absence, the Col. is detailed for other business and the Major is on picket, so I am in command.  Feel pretty lazy I will assure you.  I cannot tell you when I shall be at Bethel, but think I shall be there in a week or two, but nothing certain.  Write me how you are getting along and if you have received the money.   



Light age staining and wear. 


* I consulted a Civil War calendar and Wednesday the 27th was in November 1861.


[1] Edward A. Scamman, was a resident of Portland, Maine, when he enlisted on September 24, 1861, as major, and was commissioned into the field and staff of the 5th Maine Infantry. He was promoted to lieutenant colonel, and colonel in 1862, and resigned on January 7, 1863.


[2] Levi W. Dolloff, was a 27 year old resident of Bethel, Maine, when he enlisted as a corporal on June 24, 1861, and was mustered into Co. I, 5th Maine Infantry. He was hospitalized on September 2, 1861, with typhoid fever, at Alexandria, Va., and returned to duty on December 14, 1861. He died of disease on January 16, 1862, at Camp Franklin, Va.


[3] Charles K. Packard, was a 21 year old resident of Hebron, Maine, when he enlisted as a sergeant on June 24, 1861, and was mustered into Co. K, 5th Maine Infantry. He was promoted to 2nd lieutenant, on September 23, 1861; 1st lieutenant, on February 15, 1862; and he resigned on June 13, 1862.


[4] William S. Heath, was a resident of Waterville, Maine, when he enlisted as lieutenant colonel, on September 24, 1861, and was commissioned into the field and staff of the 5th Maine Infantry. He was killed in action on June 27, 1862, at the battle of Gaines' Mill, Va.   


By Andrew J. Russell. With a Preface by Joe Buberger and Matthew Isenberg. Published by Dover Publications, Inc., 1992. Soft covers, large 9 1/4 x 12 1/4 format, with 116 full page historic prints. New condition. 


Captain Andrew J. Russell did not photograph celebrities, run a fashionable photographic gallery or publish collections of his views, however his peers and superiors recognized the quality of his work. He was unquestionably a major figure in 19th century American photography, a pioneer in every sense; he was one of only two or three official photographers, perhaps the only one who was also a soldier. Here, reproduced from one of his surviving scrapbooks of his photographs are 116 prints, many never before published, restoring a largely forgotten artist to an audience ready to appreciate him. 


Russell's duty included recording the activities of the crucial Railroad Corps as it helped move the Union Army through Virginia. At the same time, he witnessed and chronicled the campaigns of Fredericksburg, Petersburg, Brandy Station and Alexandria, and was there to photograph Richmond in ruins. He also documents Bull Run, Meade's headquarters at Culpeper, burying the dead after the battles of the Wilderness and Spotsylvania, Lee's residence at Arlington, Fort Hell and Fort Damnation, Libby Prison in Richmond, the Capitol, and a heretofore unseen photograph of Lincoln's funeral car.


This collection of views by a professional military photographer, perhaps the first in his profession, is an archive of engineering triumphs and human loss and students of the Civil War will discover views unseen in the standard works, while lovers of photography will rediscover in Captain Russell's works an early master of the art.

General Nathaniel Lyon $15.00

 

Colonel John W. Geary, 28th Pennsylvania $25.00

 

5th Maine Infantry Letter $125.00

 

Russell's Civil War Photographs




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