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Shaped mirror, leaf and floral carved surround, molded serpentine top, shaped volute frieze with drawer, cabochon, carved cabriole legs, connected by lobed shaped stretchers.

Dimensions:  77 H x 44 W x 21.5 D  

<b>United States Congressman from New York

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

(1817-74) Graduated from Princeton in 1837, studied law, and was admitted to the bar.  Examiner in Chancery, Greene County, 1840-42.  Member of the New York State Assembly in 1849.   Served in the New York State Senate, 1861-64.  U.S. Congressman, 1867-71, including the 40th U.S. Congress, which was the President Andrew Johnson Impeachment Congress.  Chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of State. Elected Judge of the Oneida County Court in 1871, and served until his death.

<u>Signature With Place</u>: 5 1/4 x 4 1/2, in ink, A.H. Bailey, Rome, N.Y.   Very fine.  Very unique and highly detailed Ebonized Inlaid table with shaped top with sunflower bands, conforming blind fretwork frieze, square tapered legs, incurvate stretcher, turned feet, casters, the whole carved with sunflowers and geometric motifs.

Dimensions:  30 H x 44 W x 29 D  Attributed to Thomas Brooks, Brooklyn, comprising a bedstead and princess dresser, bed with swagged arched crest flanked by urn uprights, paneled headboard, conforming rails and foot board; dresser with conforming crest and framed mirror above marble top drop center with drawer, flanked by marble top banks of drawers on each side, raised on casters.

Note: The Renaissance Revival furniture of Brooklyn, New York, cabinetmaker Thomas Brooks is distinguished by its profusion of classical architectural details including segmented and triangular pediments, columns, pilasters, brackets, acroteria, and urns, often combined with richly figured walnut veneers that accentuate the high relief of the decoration. The bedstead and dresser in the current lot feature details similar to those on a bed and matching dressing case bearing the stenciled label of Thomas Brooks; arched panels with volutes flanking the upper part of the headboard of the bedstead, the mirror of the dresser case and the carved decoration of Neo-Grec stylized classical leaves emerging from the volutes.



Bed Frame: 106"H x 60"W x 79"D

American Rococo Carved Walnut Dressing T $7500.00


Autograph, Alexander Hamilton Bailey $15.00


American Renaissance Carved & Ebonized C $7500.00


American Renaissance Carved & Burl Walnu $49500.00

Late 19th c., domed top, frieze with female mask, cupboard door with Japanese lacquer panel, flanking niches with domed canopies and shelves, associated turned legs, paneled back, open shelf, bun feet.  

4 x 6 1/2, imprint.

War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, November 21, 1863

General Orders

No. 376


I..It is hereby ordered that volunteers now in service, re-enlisting as Veteran Volunteers under General Orders 191 from this office, shall have a furlough of at least thirty days previous to the expiration of their original enlistment. This privilege will be secured to the volunteers either by ordering all so re-enlisting, with their officers, to report in their respective States, through the Governor, to the superintendent of the recruiting service, for furlough and reorganization, or by granting furloughs to the men individually.

Much more information regarding this order. [Click on the super enlargement of the document to read all of its content].

By Order Of The Secretary Of War:


Assistant Adjutant General

Light age toning.  <b>Must And Shall Be Preserved</b>

Vignette of an American flag surrounded by stars and the motto, "The Flag of Our Union" with the year 1863 below. The reverse has the slogan, "Our Union Must And Shall Be Preserved, Jackson." VG.  

(1824-1881) Graduated in the West Point class of 1847. Mexican War veteran. Serving on the western frontier, he was wounded in a skirmish with Apaches in 1849. He resigned his commission in 1853, invented a breech loading rifle, was appointed a Major General of the Rhode Island State Militia and was elected to Congress as a Democrat. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he organized the 1st Rhode Island Infantry, becoming their Colonel. He was in command of a brigade at 1st Bull Run. Having become a Lincoln favorite, he was given command of the expedition against the coast of North Carolina, fought at Antietam, and in December of 1862 commanded the Army of the Potomac during their bitter defeat at Fredericksburg. Burnside also saw action at Knoxville, the Overland Campaign, and Petersburg. In his post war career he was elected Governor of Rhode Island three times, and later a U. S. Senator.

1/6 plate ambrotype wearing double breasted frock coat with epaulettes and rank of brigadier general. "Burnside" is printed below his likeness. This is a period copy photograph of another Burnside image as the mat you see surrounding the general is actually printed on the glass. Displayed in an original brass keeper. The glass has a diagonal crack in it at the upper right corner (in what is the decorative mat area) which has been repaired on the reverse. There are some light surface scratches.

American Renaissance Carved Rosewood Cab $17500.00


1863 Orders Granting Furloughs To Re-Enl


1863 Civil War Patriotic Token, The Unio


Ambrotype, General Ambrose E. Burnside

Bust of an Indian wearing headdress encircled by stars with the year 1863 at the bottom, and John Schurr's Saloon, 88 First Ave., N.Y. on the reverse. Edges of token are slightly bent. This is a larger size token that is about the size of a modern day quarter. Saloon tokens are among the more popular war date issues!  <b>and the Trial of the Conspirators</b>

A Special Edition of the Trial Transcript as Compiled and Arranged in 1865 by Benn Pitman. Edited by Edward Steers, Jr. With Commentary by Terry Alford, Burrus Carnahan, Joan L. Chaconas, Percy Martin, Betty Ownsbey, Edward Steers, Jr., Thomas R. Turner and Laurie Verge. Published by The University of Kentucky Press, 2003. Illustrations, maps, appendix. Hard cover, dust jacket, printed on acid free paper.  Brand new condition. A must resource for all Lincoln assassination collections.

On the night of April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln in what he envisioned as part of a scheme to plunge the federal government into chaos and gain a reprieve for the struggling Confederacy. The plan failed. By April 26, Booth had been killed while resisting capture and eight of the nine conspirators eventually charged in Lincoln's murder were in custody. Their trial would become one of the most famous and most controversial in U.S. History.

New president Andrew Johnson's executive order on May 1 directed that persons charged with Lincoln's murder would stand trial before a military tribunal. The trial lasted more than fifty days, and 366 witnesses gave testimony. Benn Pitman, a recognized expert in phonography, an early form of shorthand, was awarded the government contract to produce a transcription of each day's testimony. Pitman made these transcripts available to the prosecution and the defense, as well as to select members of the press.

Although three versions of the trial testimony were published, Pittman's edited collection was the most accessible. Pitman skillfully winnowed the 4,300 pages of transcription into one volume, collated the testimony by defendant, indexed the testimony by name and date, and added summaries of the testimony.

In "The Trial," assassination scholars guide readers through all 421 pages of testimony, illuminating Pitman's record. By drawing together the evidence that resulted in the conspirators' convictions, "The Trial" leaves no doubt as to the events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, making this book a fascinating account of the trial as well as an essential resource.  

Vignette of an American flag within wreath with encircling stars, and sunburst with the slogan, One Country, No North, No South, No East and No West on the opposite side. Circa 1863. Fine.  

<b>United States Congressman from New Jersey

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

(1810-78) Born in Norristown, Pa., he moved to New Jersey in 1845, and settled in Weymouth, where he was engaged in the iron business.  He then became interested in sailing and the building of sailing vessels, and was also engaged in the development of banks and other financial institutions.  He served as judge of the Court of Common Pleas for Atlantic County, 1855-65.  He was one of the founders of the Republican Party and was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1856.  He moved to Mays Landing, N.J. in 1865 where he was engaged in shipbuilding, banking and in the iron industry.  Served as U.S. Congressman, 1867-71, which included the President Andrew Johnson impeachment congress.  Was chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department.  Served in the New Jersey State Senate, 1872-75.

<u>Signature With Place</u>: 5 1/4 x 5 1/2, in ink, Wm. Moore, Mays Landing, New Jersey. Very fine.

1863 Civil War Patriotic Merchant Token,


The Trial, The Assassination of Presiden


Civil War Patriotic Token, One Country


Autograph, William Moore

<b>and Account of Pay and Clothing</b>

21 1/2 x 5 3/4, in ink.

Descriptive List and Account of Pay and Clothing of Garrett Van Wicklan, Company A, 3d Cav. Wis. Vols. Detailed document giving much information about Private Van Wicklan including his age, color of his eyes, hair and complexion, where he was born, states his occupation as being a farmer, gives his enrollment and muster in dates, and by whom, last time he was paid, his bounty info, and clothing account. Dated 1864. Signed by Wm. H. Hewett, 1st Lieut. and Adjutant, 3d Cav. Wis. Vols., and G.M. Ellis, 2d Lieut. Comdg. Company. Very fine.

Garrett Van Wicklan, was a resident of Pleasant Springs, Wisconsin, when he enlisted as a private on November 28, 1863, and was mustered into Co. A, 3rd Wisconsin Cavalry. He was mustered out of the service on September 29, 1865.

George M. Ellis, was a resident of Sheldon, Wisconsin, when he enlisted as a corporal, on November 2, 1861. He was promoted to 2nd lieutenant, March 9, 1863, and was mustered out of the service, January 30, 1865.

William H. Hewett, was a resident of Kingston, Wisconsin, when he enlisted as 1st sergeant, November 18, 1861. He was promoted to sergeant major, October 1, 1862; and adjutant, October 1, 1863. 

The 3rd Wisconsin Cavalry Regiment served in the Department of Kansas, the Army of the Frontier, and the Department of Arkansas. They fought bushwackers, roving bands of guerrillas, and indians, protected those loyal to the Union, kept watch on, and skirmished with the Rebels, did scouting duty, and fought in the battles of Cane Hill, Prairie Grove and Honey Springs.


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

War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, October 19, 1863

General Orders

No. 343

I..Before a General Court Martial, which convened at Washington, D.C., September 17, 1863, pursuant to Special Orders, No. 350, dated August 6, 1863, and No. 367, dated August 18, 1863, War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, and of which Brigadier General J.P. Slough, U.S. Volunteers, is President, was arraigned and tried-

Captain Samuel Ford, 5th Maryland Volunteers.

Captain Ford was charged with "Conduct prejudicial to good order and military discipline." 

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

The specifications state that while Captain Ford was acting as Provost Marshal at Berlin, Maryland, he did permit men under his command to act as detectives, and that they examined and improperly and unlawfully took from the person and possession of Mrs. Lucy Ann Baggott, one hundred and sixty dollars, of which said money was retained and withheld from Mrs. Lucy Ann Baggott, the owner thereof; thereby neglecting  his duty, and disgracing his office, to the injury of the United States service. It further states that the money unlawfully taken from Mrs. Baggott was received and appropriated by Captain Ford for his own use; thereby debasing his office, to the injury and disgrace of the United States service. 

In another specification it states that Captain Ford did permit men under his command to examine and improperly and unlawfully take from the possession of Miss E.L. Adams and Miss S.M. Adams, two loyal ladies of the United States, the sum of three hundred and ten dollars in gold, sixty dollars of which was retained by Captain Ford for his own use without any authority; thereby disgracing his office, to the injury of the United States service.

The Court, having maturely considered the evidence, found Captain Ford not guilty on all four specifications, honorably acquitted him, and released him from arrest.

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

Light age toning.

WBTS Trivia: Civil War documents related to Maryland regiments are considered scarce as there weren't that many Maryland units that fought in the war. Maryland was also a state that mustered regiments that fought for the Union and for the Confederacy thereby literally contributing to brother fighting against brother!         

Bust of Liberty wearing liberty cap encircled by stars with motto "Liberty" above, and the year 1864 below. The reverse has a Union shield encircled by stars with the year 1864 below. Very fine.  The ten-sided Staffordshire blue transfer soup plate presented has panels along the surround.  The design is Abbey, a scene featuring a gothic castle river scene.  Particularly attractive is the surround.  Three scenic reserves of a castle edifice with flanking elms appear with linear patterning and foliate scrolling between. The tones are mid-blue.

This plate's backstamp identifies it as the product of the Livesly Powell and Company pottery, which operated from 1851 to 1866.  It is in great shape, free of all chips and cracks.

3rd Wisconsin Cavalry Descriptive List $25.00


Court Martial of Captain of the 5th Mary


1864 Civil War Patriotic Token, Liberty


Blue Transferware 9 1 / 2" Soup Plate $99.00

A bit late for our usual fare but when we found this 19th century classic we felt it  was just too neat to pass.  A delicately turned briar bowl is supported by a nicely age patinaed 12 7/17 inch long footed, hard rubber stem.  Maker marked K B & B in clover with<I>Marco Polo</I>, this attractive old pipe is the product of German immigrants who established their Kaufman Brothers & Bondy tobacco pipe business in New York in 1851.  An attractive tobacco smoking accessory or personal item, this charming old long stemmed pipe will display well.  <B>Don't forget to give our search feature a try</B> for special wants. A simple <B>key word</B> in lower case works best. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!

 A bit of a departure from our usual fare but its time to move this, <I>keeper</I> from a long ago trade, on to a new home.  This entirely original World War II vintage U. S. Navy quarterdeck bell measures approximately 10 inches high, is 9 ½ inches across its mouth and weighs roughly 18 pounds.  A war time casting in a special iron <I>bell-alloy</I> as a result of an emergency order from Washington limiting the use of bronze and brass to actual combat essentials.  The tone of these bells made from the special <I>bell metal</I> is unique to the Navy for this highly specialized use and offers a strong resonance that will remain familiar to every veteran of a WW II built U. S. Navy Destroyer.  Unmarked with the exception of the raised <B>USN</B>, this bell remains in excellent original condition even to its period gold paint turned mustard with age and the original <I>cap nut</I> and clapper.  A nice relic of our Navy's seagoing heritage, ready for display or mounting for use.  <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 !   The Staffordshire blue transfer platter featured here measures 13 3/4 by 10 1/2 inches.  It was produced by the William Adams and Sons pottery and dates to 1850.

The romantic scene features a stylied garden shrine on the banks of a river.  Four figures converse with two dogs in the foreground.  The surround has a pleasing design of floral areas and winding vines on a linear ground.

It is in good shape, free of chips and cracks. The surface has some utensil wear visible with careful inspection and  very minor discoloration on the back.  

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

(1829-1906) Born in Pittsburgh, Pa., he attended the local schools of Allegheny City and also received private instruction.  He moved to Salem, Ohio and studied law in his brother's law office, was admitted to the bar in 1851, and commenced practice in Salem.  He was elected to the Ohio State House of Representatives in 1857 and served two terms.  Appointed judge of the ninth judicial district in 1859, he served until 1867.  He served as a Republican U.S. Congressman, 1869-1873.  Served as a delegate to every Republican National Convention from 1876 to 1896.  He was appointed a member of the United States Tariff Commission by President Arthur in 1882.  

Signature With Place: 5 1/4 x 4, in ink, J.A. Ambler, Salem, O.[hio]. Very fine.

19th century K B & B - Marco Polo tobacc $65.00


WW II - U. S. Navy Destroyer - Quarterde $375.00


Blue Transferware Octagonal Staffordshir $225.00


Autograph, Jacob A. Ambler $10.00

By Mary Chestnut. Edited by C. Vann Woodward. Published by Yale University Press, New Haven, Conn., 1981. Hard cover, dust jacket, 886 pages, index, illustrated front piece. Winner of the 1982 Pulitzer Prize in History. Excellent.

The incomparable Civil War diarist Mary Chestnut wrote that she had the luck "always to stumble in on the real show." Married to a high-ranking member of the Confederate government, she was ideally placed to watch and to record the South's headlong plunge to ruin, and she left in her journals an unsurpassed account of the old regime's death throes, its moment of high drama in world history.

In her own circles- aristocratic, patriarchal, slave-holding, Mary Chestnut was a figure of heresy and of paradox. She had a horror of slavery and called herself an abolitionist from early youth. Against male domination she expressed her rebellion in some of the most vehement feminist writing of her time; "There is no slave after all like a wife," she declared. A passionate participant in events, she was also a detached observer of all the strata of her society. The cast of characters that her journals endowed with such vigorous life and reality includes slaves and brown half-brothers, poor whites and sand-hillers, common soldiers and solid yeoman, as well as the elite government, army, and society who thronged her drawing room daily.

In Mary Chestnut's Civil War, C. Vann Woodward provides the first full and reliable edition of the journals, making use of surviving parts of four manuscript versions. He restores significant passages from the original diary of the 1860's, which was written in the heat of the moment and revealed much that the author suppressed in the version intended for publication.

Greatly gifted in intellect, charm, and independence of mind, Mary Chestnut was also a born writer. In this edition, her journals can finally claim their place in American literature as well as American history.  

<b>The Little Giant!</b>

(1813-1861) An outstanding legislator, and orator, he was one of the founders of the Democratic Party in Illinois. Served as U.S. Senator, 1843-61. He is best known for his debates in 1858 against Abraham Lincoln. He was narrowly defeated for the Democratic nomination for president by Franklin Buchanan in 1856. He did gain the Democratic nomination in 1860, but was defeated for the presidency by his old friend and rival Abraham Lincoln. Upon secession, and the outbreak of the Civil War, he supported Lincoln and his policies. He died of typhoid fever in 1861.

Portrait engraving, full standing view, with printed facsimile autograph below his likeness which was taken from the latest photograph from life. Published by Johnson, Fry & Co., New York, 1862. 7 3/4 x 10 1/2. Light age toning. Very fine.  

Middletown Point, N.J. Keyport & Middletown Point Steamboat Co. Key Point, Nov. 20th, 1862. Vignette of steamboat at left. Crisp uncirculated.   

Civil War patriotic imprint with full color vignette of a Union sailor standing on rope ladder and waving his cap with large waving American flag behind him. UNION in stars and stripes letters at top center. Published by Magee, 316 Chestnut St., Phila. Staining at the corners. 5 1/4 x 3.

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

Mary Chestnut's Civil War $20.00


Senator Stephen A. Douglas


1862 Farmers & Merchants Bank, New Jerse $35.00


Union Sailor $8.00

Bust of Indian with headdress and the slogan, United We Stand, and 1863 date on the obverse. One Country, Broas Pie Baker, 131 41st St., N.Y. on the reverse. Very fine.  

<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

"Alexandria is an old looking place. It is deserted now since Col. Ellsworth was killed. His Zouaves are in camp in a few rods of our quarters.  They have built a fort near us. It is a hard looking place. Alexandria is on the river. The grass is all growed up in the street. I passed the house where Ellsworth was killed."</b>  

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

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

3 plus pages, 7 3/4 x 9 3/4, in ink. 

<b><u>Alexandria, [Va.], July 10th, 1861

Aquia Springs, Head Quarters of Co. I, 5[th] Me.</b></u>

Dear wife,

I take this opportunity to write you as perhaps I cannot have a chance again for a week.  We left Meridian Hill yesterday at five o’clock.  We struck our tents on Meridian Hill at two o’clock yesterday morning, then came from Washington to the city of Alexandria in a government boat.  We left Washington at ½ bef. seven o’clock, arrived in the city of Alexandria about nine, left Alexandria for this place at ½ past nine, arrived here at noon, pitched our tents at five last night.  Soon after we got into camp.  There were one of the southern showers came on.  It lasted about one & a half hours, rained as fast as you ever saw it for that length of time.  It is a very beautiful scenery between Washington and Alexandria.  Arlington Heights is on the right or so of the Potomac between Washington & Alexandria.  It is a beautiful country here.  The farmers are harvesting.  I bought apples that were ripe yesterday.  Alexandria is an old looking place.  It is deserted now since Col. Ellsworth was killed.  His Zouaves are in camp in a few rods of our quarters.  They have built a fort near us.  It is a hard looking place. Alexandria is on the river.  The grass is all growed up in the street.  I passed the house where Ellsworth was killed.  I have not received but one letter from you yet, but I shall expect one tonight.  Hope I shall get a long one.  I shall write you as often as two or three times.  You write me all the news you think of.  I shall write you all of the news and give you a history of the country as we pass through it.  We are near the Potomac River.  It is all in sight of our camp.  There are two other Maine Reg. near us, the Maine First is in Washington.  The Mass. 5 is about one mile no.[rth] of us.  I shall go over to see Geo. Thompson in a day or two.  Marshall was in our camp yesterday.  He is in camp near us in the Me. 1st Regt.  It is a great country here.  I just paid twenty five cts. a doz. for eggs, ten cts. a quart for milk, & twelve cts. a quart for blackberries, 38 cts. a lb. for butter.  Everything is very high here & cost almost everything to live, but this is a beautiful country, but the settlement is very sparse, the plantations miles apart.  The people are about all secessionist in this part, but they all appear to show the colors.  One of the men in the company had his arm shot off by accident, but will get well again.  I think we shall go out on a scouting party on Friday.  The Saco Co. is out today.  We shall stay here I think about ten days.  We shall go on to Richmond in a short time.  Shall fight our way through.  Bound to put it along.  The boys are getting along pretty well, some are sick. 


Saturday Morning, July 13

You see this letter was commenced three days ago.  I was called upon while writing to go out on a picket guard.  Was out with all of my company and half of the [?] Co. was called in yesterday at two o’clock and left our camp at A.[quia] Springs for this place at four o’clock on some platform cars on the Alexandria R.R.  Came on the road about five or six miles.  We are now within six miles of Fairfax C.[ourt] Hose.  There are now fifteen thousand troops at that place.  I was out about all night last night.  I got but little sleep, only by day.  I have been out the most of these nights past.  I have just been called upon to go to lead two companies on a guard to guard a bridge.  I can not write any more now, but will write as soon as I get in.  I have but little rest of late, but am pretty well.  The boys steal all they can get hold of.  Shot a nice pig yesterday morning.  They get any amount of fowl.  Hard boys I tell you.  I should like to write more but cannot.


C.S. Edwards

Light age toning and wear. Very fine content.    


<b>Captured during the Civil War and later escaped!

United States Congressman from North Carolina</b>

(1822-1901) Born in Buncombe County, N.C., he completed preparatory studies and was engaged in the mercantile business. He enlisted in the Union Army in 1863, was captured in east Tennessee while raising a regiment of Union Volunteers and imprisoned. He made his escape on November 14, 1864, again joined the Union forces in Cumberland, Md., and after the war returned to North Carolina. He was a member of the North Carolina State Convention in 1865, and was elected as a Republican to the 39th U.S. Congress, but was unable to take his seat as North Carolina had not yet been readmitted to the Union. He was re-elected and served in the 40th U.S. Congress (1867-68) which was the President Andrew Johnson Impeachment Congress, and he also served in the 41st U.S. Congress (1869-70).

<u>Signature With State</u>: 5 3/8 x 3, in ink, A.H. Jones, North Carolina. Very fine.   Moore Insurance Desk, beautifully executed in walnut and burl with inset panels, full interior complete with cubby holes and incised drawers, with Sliding table, writing surface is gold tool green leather top. 

Moore designed most of his desks to accommodate two workers, one seated, one standing.

"This style contains, as do ALL MOORE DESKS, A SOLID COMFORTABLE SLIDING TABLE. This feature will be appreciated by every business man, and No Desk can be Complete without it"

Manufactured by the Moore Combination Desk Company, 82 East Market Street, Indianapolis, Indiana.


52" H x 48" W x 43" D  closed

52" H x 99" W x 46" D  open

1863 Civil War Patriotic Merchant Token,


5th Maine Infantry Letter


Autograph, Alexander Hamilton Jones $25.00


Moore General Insurance Desk -Patented A $35000.00

Bust of George Washington encircled by stars and 1863 date on the obverse, with Wilson's 1 Medal within wreath on the reverse. Very fine.  

T-18. Richmond, Va., September 23, 1861. Vignette of large sailing ship at center, sailor at capstan at left. This is a contemporary (NOT A FAKE) counterfeit produced and circulated during the War Between the States to help undermine the C.S.A. currency and their economy. Most were produced from wooden plates by the master counterfeiter S.C. Upham of Philadelphia. Very fine example. (CT18/132B) reference number used in "A Guide Book of Counterfeit Confederate Currency," by George B. Tremmel.  

A. Killeen, No. 1 & 16 Ferry St., Greenpoint on one side, and Good For 1 Cent on the opposite. I believe this may have been a ferry company that ran boats from Brooklyn to Manhattan. Circa 1863. Very fine.   <b>in the Department of the Cumberland</b>

4 x 6 1/2, imprint.

War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, November 10, 1863

General Orders

No. 362

1. Brevet Lieutenant Colonel J.L. Donaldson, Quartermaster, is announced as Senior and Supervising Quartermaster of the Department of the Cumberland. He will be obeyed and respected accordingly. His headquarters will be at Nashville, and to him all reports required to be made to the Supervising Quartermaster, by General Orders, will be made. He will have general control of the permanent Depots of the Department, and will provide for their necessary supplies. He will make monthly estimates for funds upon the office of the Quartermaster General, at Washington.

2. The Chief Quartermaster of the Army of the Cumberland, in the field, will call upon him for supplies of money and material, and will transmit the usual monthly reports to his office, to be forwarded to the Quartermaster General's Office, at Washington.

3. Lieutenant Colonel Henry C. Hodges is assigned to duty as Depot Quartermaster at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.  He will turn over to Lieutenant Colonel Donaldson the public funds in his hands, and will proceed, without delay, to that post and enter upon his duties.

4. Major Langdon C. Easton, Quartermaster U.S. Army, is assigned to duty as Acting Chief Quartermaster of the Army of the Cumberland in the field. He will immediately turn over his public property to the ranking officer of the Quartermaster's Department of Fort Leavenworth, who will act until relieved by Lieutenant Colonel Hodges. Major Easton will report, without delay, to the Headquarters of the Army of the Cumberland, and report for duty to Major General Thomas Commanding.

By Order Of The Secretary Of War:


Assistant Adjutant General

Light age toning.

1863 Civil War Patriotic Token, George W


1861 Confederate Era Counterfeit $20 Not $150.00


Civil War Merchant Token, A. Killeen, Gr


1863 Orders Regarding Quartermaster Assi $10.00

Large coat size button, Albert LA. 24a, monogram two piece button with interlaced PG initials. 20mm, with backmark of T.W. & W., Paris, complete with shank with anchor and bomb. This button came from a coat found in Houston in the early 1970's from which Alphaeus H. Albert obtained the buttons and used to illustrate in his excellent reference book. It comes with a note [copy] by Albert written in 1975 expressing his gratitude in obtaining several of these buttons. The Pelican Guards were Company B, organized on October 26th, 1861, [Orleans] and they served aboard the floating battery New Orleans at Columbus, Kentucky, and at Island #10, Tennessee, where they were captured, on April 8th, 1862. Very desirable.  

Bust of General George B. McClellan in uniform on the obverse with his name above and the year 1863 below, with Army & Navy within wreath on the reverse and crossed sabers at the bottom. Very fine.  The twelve-sided blue transferware plate presented measures 9 3/4 inches.  The scene is Asiatic Views, a design made in the pottery of Podmore Walker and Company.  The years of operation for this firm:  1834 - 1859.

It is in great shape, free of all chips and cracks. There has been no restoration.  

Colors for this plate are in the mid-blue range.  It is marked with the pattern name in a cartouche and an imprinted pottery mark.  

City of Richmond, April 14th, 1862. Printed on the back of old bonds. Fine.

Confederate Louisiana Pelican Guard Butt $125.00


1863 Civil War Patriotic Token, General


Romantic Blue Transferware 9 3 / 4" P


1862 City of Richmond, Virginia 75 Cents $35.00

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

(1825-1908) Born in Indianapolis, Coburn was a graduate of Wabash College in 1846. A lawyer, member of the Indiana State House of Representatives, and judge, he was appointed colonel of the 33rd Indiana Infantry, September 16, 1861. He commanded the 27th Brigade, 7th Division, from February to October, 1862, the 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of Kentucky, the 1st Brigade of Baird's Division, Army of Kentucky, and Coburn's Brigade, in the battle of Murfreesboro. He was promoted to rank of brevet brigadier general for gallant and meritorious services during the war. He served as a U.S. Congressman 1867-75. Was Chairman, of the Committee on Public Expenditures. Was appointed a justice of the supreme court of the Territory of Montana on February 19, 1884.

<u>Signature With Place</u>: 5 1/4 x 3, in ink, John Coburn, Indianapolis, Indiana. Very fine.  

<b>Chaplain of the 53rd & 30th Regiments Massachusetts Infantry during the Civil War

United States Congressman from South Carolina</b>

(1824-94) Born in Malden, Middlesex County, Mass., he attended the public schools of Worcester, received an academic education at Amherst, studied theology and became a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church of the New England Conference in 1859. He enlisted on December 1, 1862, and was appointed chaplain of the 53rd Massachusetts Infantry, and on November 25, 1863, he was appointed the chaplain of the 30th Massachusetts Infantry. He was mustered out of the service on July 5, 1866, at Charleston, South Carolina. After the war he settled in Darlington, S.C., where he became a delegate to the South Carolina State Convention in 1867, and  was also elected president of the Republican State executive board. He served as a member of the South Carolina State Senate in 1868, and was also a delegate to the Republican National Convention of that same year. Upon the readmission of South Carolina to representation in the U.S. Congress, he was elected as a Republican U.S. Congressman, serving 1868-70, when he resigned, pending the investigation of his conduct in connection with certain appointments to the United States Military and Naval Academies. He was later censured by the U.S. House of Representatives. He served again as a member of the South Carolina State Senate in 1877.

<u>Signature With State</u>: 5 1/4 x 2 1/4, in ink, R.F. Whittemore, S.C. Very fine.  

Vignette of Indian wearing headdress with the year 1863 and encircling stars on the obverse, and American flags, drum and crossed cannons on the reverse. Very fine.  

<b>Lieutenant Colonel of the 7th Ohio Infantry during the Civil War

Wounded in the battle of Winchester, Virginia

United States Congressman from Missouri</b>

(1822-72) Born in Adams County, Pennsylvania, he moved to Ohio with his parents in 1827. He attended the public schools and the local college in Warren, Ohio, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1844, and commenced practice in Warren, Ohio. He was justice of the peace, in 1846, prosecuting attorney of Geauga County in 1847, and delegate to the Buffalo Free Soil Convention in 1848. He also became a newspaperman publishing the Western Reserve Chronicle, and the Chardon Democrat. At the outbreak of the Civil War he raised a company and was commissioned captain of Co. H, 7th Ohio Infantry, on June 3, 1861. He was wounded in the Battle of Winchester, Va., was promoted to lieutenant colonel on May 20, 1862, and was mustered out of the service in 1863 because of his wounds. He settled in Chillicothe, Livingston County, Missouri, in 1864, and resumed the practice of law. He founded the Spectator in 1866, was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1868, and served as a U.S. Congressman, 1869-71. 

<u>Signature With Place</u>: 5 1/4 x 2, in ink, J.F. Asper, Chillicothe, Missouri. Very fine.

Autograph, General John Coburn $35.00


Autograph, Benjamin Franklin Whittemore


1863 Civil War Patriotic Token, American


Autograph, Joel F. Asper

<b>Fought in the Civil War

The hero of the Battle of Santiago de Cuba in the Spanish American War</b>

(1839-1911) Born at Frederick, Maryland, he graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1860. At the outbreak of the Civil War he held the rank of master, and was assigned to the "U.S.S. Potomac" of the Western Gulf Squadron until 1862. He then served on the gunboat "U.S.S. Winona" of that Squadron, and later on the sloops "U.S.S. Monongahela" and "U.S.S. Richmond," and participated in all the engagements that led to the capture of Port Hudson, Louisiana, on the Mississippi River in 1863, having been promoted to lieutenant on July 16, 1862. He commanded "Schley's Flying Squadron" with the "U.S.S. Brooklyn" serving as his flagship during the Spanish American War, and was the hero of the Battle of Santiago de Cuba.

<u>Signature With Rank</u>: 4 7/8 x 2, in ink, W.S. Schley, Rear Admiral, U.S.N. Very fine.  <b>Commission to the Secretary of War, 1893-1904</b>

Government Printing Office, Washington, 1905. Red cloth, hard covers, profusely illustrated with many scarce full page  photographs. The pages are unnumbered but there are a few hundred pages in this superb 1905 reference book on the Gettysburg National Military Park. Light wear. Very desirable.  

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

"we were sent out on picket again on Tuesday and did not get in again until about 10 o’clock on yesterday and I had not slept a wink all night and so I did not feel much like writing.  We have great times at night trying to keep the boys awake for we often get orders to not let any of the guards sleep during the night and it is pretty hard to keep them awake when they are off duty, but still we have to do the best we can but when we have to go on duty every third day or sometime every other day it keeps a fellow busy to keep up in the sleeping line."</b>

<b><u>Winchester, Va., [March] 16th, 1863</b></u>

My Dear and beloved wife,

After my love to you and the children I will inform you that I am in very good health at present and hope these few lines may find you enjoying the same blessing.  I sent a letter to the children by John Sill which I wrote on Monday evening and would have written to you yesterday but we were sent out on picket again on Tuesday and did not get in again until about 10 o’clock on yesterday and I had not slept a wink all night and so I did not feel much like writing.  We have great times at night trying to keep the boys awake for we often get orders to not let any of the guards sleep during the night and it is pretty hard to keep them awake when they are off duty, but still we have to do the best we can but when we have to go on duty every third day or sometime every other day it keeps a fellow busy to keep up in the sleeping line.  Well it commenced raining about 3 o’clock yesterday morning and it rained until in the night.  Last night it was about as bad a time as I have seen lately and it still looks like raining although it may clear up today.  I do hope it will for I don’t like wet weather out here, in fact I don’t like it in good weather.  I did wish that I was at home to help make garden for the last week seemed very much like spring.  Things begin to look very much like spring here.  The trees are beginning to put forth their buds and the grass is starting beautifully but the prospect of a spring crop here looks slim and I don’t know how people are going to stand it much longer here.  If the war lasts much longer the poor people must suffer for something to eat, but they will have to put up with it, but I do hope that the thing will be done with pretty soon for I am getting awful tired of this business and would be mighty glad to get home to stay with my dear little family once more for amidst all the life and bustle that surrounds me here there is still that aching void, that lonesome feeling that nothing here can cure.  I don’t know how long we shall stay here.  Sometimes we hear that we are to go to Harpers Ferry, sometimes we are to go to Washington, and at other times somewhere else, but the fact is we don’t know anything about it and I think it is as likely we will stay here this summer as to go anywhere else.  If I find out that we will stay for certain and the weather gets pleasant I want you to come out and see me for I don’t know when I will get home.  I expect the Captain will get leave to come home in a few days and then Lieut. Mann wants to come, and I will have to wait till they come back and then I think that I will get off, then that is if the war is not over before that time.  Well dear I must bring my letter to a close for I have not much more to say, only for you to write to me as often as you can.  I have not recd. but one letter from you since I left home and you don’t know how anxiously I watch for the mail.  I think I will get a letter today.  I hope so however.  Well dear I wish you would mend my dress coat and send it to me the first time you have a chance, so good by my dear wife.  May the Lord bless you and keep you safe is the prayer of your loving husband.

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.     


(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.

Portrait engraving, full seated view, 8 x 10 1/2, with printed facsimile autograph. Painted by Alonzo Chappel. Likeness from a recent Photograph from life. Published by Johnson, Fry & Co., New York, 1864. Light age toning in the border area. Very fine.

Autograph, Rear Admiral Winfield Scott S


Annual Reports of the Gettysburg Nationa


116th Ohio Infantry Letter


President Andrew Johnson $15.00

Vignette of Liberty wearing liberty cap with encircling stars and "1863" on the obverse, and "Army & Navy" within a wreath on the reverse with crossed sabers. Very fine.  Walnut American Renaissance Revival Mirror with Foliate and Carved Grape Clusters, Elaborate Cartouche cresting piece with gilt detailed carved fruit and foliate clusters flanked by carved scrolling vines.  Mirror is flanked on each side by center cartouche with incised details and fruit and foliate carved details.  A very important piece, in beautiful condition. 

 Ornate and highly detailed Rococo Gilt wood overmantel mirror with Fruit, foliate, and floral carvings amidst scrolling vines. 

Dimensions:  67"H x 57"W  Intricately detailed English Wall or Over mirror.   Imposing Cresting piece with two carved winged Griffins flanking center medallion, and frame has inset foliate carved details and carved rosettes.

1863 Civil War Patriotic Token, Liberty,


Antique 19th Century Carved Renaissance $18000.00


Antique French Rococo Gilt Wood 19th C. $15000.00


7638 English Wall Mirror with Carved Win $2200.00

Carland's, 95 Bowery, Cor. Hester St., N.Y. Fine Ale Drawn From Wood. Very fine. Circa 1863. Rare.  <b>to Death by Musketry</b>

4 x 6 1/2, imprint.

War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, November 20, 1863

General Orders

No. 372

I..Before a General Court Martial, which convened at Charlestown, Virginia, April 21, 1863, pursuant to Special Orders, No. 54, dated Headquarters, District of Kanawha, Charlestown, Virginia, April 6, 1863, and of which Lieutenant Colonel F.E. Franklin, 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, is President, was arraigned and tried-

Private John Carter, 3d Virginia Cavalry

Charge I- "Attempting to desert to the enemy."

Specification- "In this; that, on or about the 9th day of March, 1863, the said John Carter, did attempt to desert his Company, with the intention of joining the enemy. This at Ceredo, Virginia on or about the 9th day of March, 1863."

Charge II- "Enlisting in the army of the United States for the purpose of obtaining arms, equipment, and ammunition, and gaining information and then deserting to the enemy."

Specification- "In this; that, on or about the 1st day of March, 1863, said John Carter, did join Lieutenant Witcher's Company, 3d Virginia Cavalry, and upon being suspected by Lieutenant J.S. Witcher of being a spy, did attempt to desert to the enemy, taking with him one horse and two revolvers belonging to the Government of the United States. This at Ceredo, Virginia, on or about the 1st March 1863."

To which charges and specifications the accused, Private John Carter, 3d Virginia Cavalry, pleaded, "Not Guilty."


The Court, having maturely considered the evidence adduced, finds the accused, Private John Carter, 3d Virginia Cavalry, as follows:

Charge I

Of the Specification, "Guilty."

Of the Charge, "Guilty."

Charge II

Of the Specification, "Guilty."

Of the Charge, "Guilty."


And the Court does therefore sentence him, Private John Carter, 3d Virginia Cavalry, "To be shot to death with musketry, at such time and place as the Coming General may direct: two-thirds of the members of the Court concurring therein."

II..The proceedings of the Court in the case of Private John Carter, 3d Virginia Cavalry, have been approved by the proper commanders, and forwarded for the action of the President of the United States, who approves the sentence, and directs that it be carried into execution, at such time and place as the Commanding General of the Department of West Virginia may designate.

By Order Of The Secretary Of War:


Assistant Adjutant General

Light age toning.    

Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 3 7/8 card. The dark skinned boy Isaac White  and the light skinned girl Rosa Huger stand arm in arm. Isaac is holding a hat in one hand. Imprint on front mount: Isaac and Rosa, Emancipated Slave Children. From the Free Schools of Louisiana. Photographed by Kimball, 477 Broadway, N.Y. Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1863 by Geo. H. Hanks, in the Clerk's Office of the U.S. for the Sou. Dist. of N.Y. Imprint on reverse: The nett proceeds from the sale of these Photographs will be devoted exclusively to the education of colored people in the Department of the Gulf, now under the command of Maj. Gen. Banks. Staining around the edges. Card is slightly trimmed. A rare and most difficult view to find.


Vignette of crossed American flags with the motto, "Union" above and the year "1863" below and encircling stars on the obverse. Large 6 pointed star within wreath on the reverse. Very fine.

Civil War Merchant Token, Carland's Fine


Private of 3rd Virginia Cavalry is Sente


CDV, Emancipated Slave Children, Isaac &


1863 Civil War Patriotic Token, Flags Fo

<b>U.S. Secretary of State in the President Abraham Lincoln Administration</b>

(1801-72) Lawyer and Whig politician. Governor of New York 1839-42. He later served in the Senate, vigorously opposed slavery and joined the Republican party in 1856. Twice passed over for president (1856 and 1860) he became Abraham Lincoln's very able Secretary of State. He was savagely attacked in his bed on the night of the Lincoln assassination by fellow conspirator Lewis Payne. He recovered from his wounds and served in the same post under President Andrew Johnson. Perhaps his most important act was the purchase of Alaksa, then called "Seward's Folly," in 1867 from Russia.

Portrait engraving, 8 x 10 3/4. Full view seated at a desk with printed facsimile autograph below. Likeness from the latest photograph from life. Published by Johnson, Fry & Co., New York, 1862. Age toning in the border areas.    

Middletown Point, N.J. Keyport & Middletown Point Steamboat Co. Key Point, Nov. 20th, 1862. Vignette of steamboat at left. Crisp uncirculated.   

Civil War patriotic imprint with illustration of Union General George B. McClellan in uniform with his nickname printed below, "Little Mack." Light staining. 5 1/2 x 2 7/8.

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

5 x 8, in ink.

List of Stores required of Brigade Commissary Totson for use of Regimental Bakery of the 20th Regiment Mass. Vols.

17 lbs. Candles @25, [$]4.25.

68 lbs. Desiccated Potatoes @4, [$]2.72. [Total] [$] 6.97.

I certify that the above stores are absolutely necessary for the use of Regimental Bakery, 20th Mass. Vols.

Camp Benton

Jany. 1st, 1862

Light age toning and wear.

WBTS Trivia: The hard fought 20th Massachusetts Infantry saw action at Ball's Bluff, in the 7 Days Battles, at Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Bristoe Station, the Mine Run Campaign, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, and Petersburg, to name a few of their battle honors.

Camp Benton was located near Poolesville, Maryland.

William H. Seward $15.00


1862 Farmers & Merchants Bank, New Jerse


General George B. McClellan $8.00


List of Commissary Stores for 20th Massa $25.00

Vignette of Liberty wearing liberty cap with encircling stars with "Liberty" and "1863" on the obverse, and "Our Army" within a wreath on the reverse. Very fine.  19th Century American Renaissance Revival doré bronze mounted library table by Pottier & Stymus. Table top is covered in gold tooled leather and accented by doré bronze detailing, including figural maiden heads. Set on a base with four feet supporting doré bronze anthemion supports and an extensive 'X' stretcher base joined at the center by figural doré bronze wolf heads.

Dimensions:  31"H x 73"W x 34"D  

Montgomery, January 1, 1863. Vignette of tree and map at center. 50 Cts in blue overprint on the obverse. Crisp uncirculated condition.  

<b>Lieutenant 81st Illinois Infantry, 1862-64

United States Congressman from Arkansas</b>

(1841-93) Born near Tamaroa, Perry County, Illinois, he graduated from the Illinois State Normal University in 1862. He assisted in recruiting the 81st Illinois Infantry, and was commissioned 1st lieutenant, August 26, 1862. He was discharged for promotion on May 28, 1864, and was commissioned captain, U.S. Commissary Department. He was promoted to brevet major and lieutenant colonel, in 1865, and was mustered out of the service on May 31, 1866. After the Civil War he settled in Arkansas where he was engaged in planting and trading. Upon the readmission of Arkansas to the Union, he was elected as a Republican U.S. Congressman, serving 1867-71. After his political career ended, he served as president of the First National Bank of Little Rock, Arkansas, until his death.

<u>Signature With Place</u>: 5 1/4 x 5 1/4, in ink. Logan H. Roots, De Valls Bluff, Arkansas. Very fine. 

WBTS Trivia: The 81st Illinois Infantry fought at Raymond, Champion Hill and Vicksburg, Miss. during Lieutenant Roots service in the regiment.

1863 Civil War Patriotic Token, Liberty


Renaissance Revival Doré Bronze Mounted $17500.00


1863 State of Alabama 50 Cents Note


Autograph, Logan H. Roots $25.00

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