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H 25in x D 32in

GREAT QUALITY AND READY TO HANG

COTTAGE OR HOME  h 24 IN x D 10IN

GREAT OLD ETCHED GLASS SHADE WIT ORIGINAL BRASS FITTINGS  h 17in x D 7in

Nickel with old stock art glass

More available  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

VINTAGE FORGED IRON LIGHT $2500.00

 

ART GLASS HANGING LIGHT $1250.00

 

ART GLASS LIGHT FIXTURE $250.00

 

American Rococo Carved Walnut Dressing T $7500.00

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.


Dimensions

Armoire: 

Bed Frame: 10"H x 60"W x 79"D  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.  <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.

American Renaissance Carved & Ebonized C $7500.00

 

American Renaissance Carved & Burl Walnu $49500.00

 

American Renaissance Carved Rosewood Cab $17500.00

 

3rd Wisconsin Cavalry Descriptive List $25.00

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 !   


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.   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.


Dimension:

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

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

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

 

1862 Farmers & Merchants Bank, New Jerse $25.00

 

Union Sailor $8.00

 

Moore General Insurance Desk -Patented A $35000.00




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.  <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:

E.D. TOWNSEND

Assistant Adjutant General


Light age toning.  


(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.  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.

1861 Confederate Era Counterfeit $20 Not $150.00

 

1863 Orders Regarding Quartermaster Assi $10.00

 

President Andrew Johnson $15.00

 

Antique 19th Century Carved Renaissance $18000.00

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


Dimensions:  67"H x 57"W  


<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.    


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.  


Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Full standing view wearing a fine dress. Imprint on the front mount: A Virginia Slave Child in 1863. Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1863, by T.C. Fanning, in the Clerk's office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York. Backmark: Van Dorn, Photograph Artist, 285 Fulton St., Brooklyn. Light age toning. Very fine. Desirable image.


"Fannie;" Virginia Casseopia Lawrence, a redeemed slave child, was discovered sore and tattered and unclean by a nurse tending to Union soldiers in Fairfax, Virginia. The nurse, Catharine S. Lawrence, adopted Fannie as her own and had her baptized by the Reverend Henry Ward Beecher in Plymouth Church in Brooklyn, N.Y., in May 1863. Fannie was an "octoroon" being only 1/8 black and her image was sold to raise funds for the further redemption of other similar slave children.

Antique French Rococo Gilt Wood 19th C. $15000.00

 

William H. Seward $15.00

 

General George B. McClellan $8.00

 

CDV, A Virginia Slave Child in 1863 $200.00




<b>"Our Protection"</b>


Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 3 3/4 card. Imprint on the front mount, Our Protection. Rosa, Charley, Rebecca. Card is trimmed cutting off the bottom part of the names. Backmark: No. 9. Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1864, by S. Tackaberry, in the Clerk's Office of the U.S. for the Southern District of New York. The net proceeds from the sale of these Photographs will be devoted to the education of colored people in the department of the Gulf, now under the command of Maj. Gen. Banks. Chas. Paxson, Photographer, N.Y. Light age toning and wear. Very fine. Desirable view.


This is one of a series of images taken of the Slave Children of New Orleans; Charles Taylor, Rebecca Huger and Rosina Downs. This view, titled "Our Protection," shows the children wrapped up in a large American flag.    <b>in U.S. General Hospitals


Important order outlining the rules for appointing female nurses during the Civil War</b>


4 x 6 1/2, imprint.


War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, October 29, 1863


General Orders

No. 351


The employment of women nurses in the U.S. General Hospitals will in future be strictly governed by the following rules:


1. Persons approved by Miss Dix, or her authorized agents, will receive from her, or them, "certificates of approval," which must be countersigned by Medical Directors upon their assignment to duty as nurses within their Department.


2. Assignments of "women nurses" to duty in General Hospitals will only be made upon application by the Surgeons in charge, through Medical Directors, to Miss Dix or her agents, for the number they require, not exceeding one to every thirty beds.


3. No females, except Hospital Matrons, will be employed in General Hospitals, or, after December 31, 1863, borne upon the Muster and Pay Rolls, without such certificate of approval and regular assignment, unless specially appointed by the Surgeon General.


4. Women nurses, while on duty in General Hospitals, are under the exclusive control of the senior medical officer, who will direct their several duties, and may be discharged by him when considered supernumerary, or for incompetency, insubordination, or violation of his orders. Such discharge, with the reasons therefor, being endorsed upon the certificate, will be at once returned to Miss Dix.


By Order Of The Secretary Of War:

E.D. TOWNSEND

Assistant Adjutant General


Light age toning. Desirable Civil War medical related imprint.


WBTS Trivia: Dorothea L. Dix served as Superintendent of Army Nurses during the Civil War.  Our photographs will provide the best description on this offering except to advise that it stands approximately 9 ¼  inches and remains in excellent condition save a single small dent as pointed out in our illustration. (Could be pressed out but we’d leave it as found.)  These Portland pewter pots are most frequently marked <I>Patent 1862</I> leaving little doubt that this <B><I>Patent Applied For</I></B> example just pre-dates or is very early Civil War vintage.  As with <U>all direct sales</U>, we are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with refund of the purchase price upon return as purchased!</B>  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !  


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 A wonderful size for easy display this 3 5/8 X 5 ½ inch parade flag is printed on glazed cotton in the rare 7 star pattern in support of the first wave of states to secede from the Union to form the CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA.  Appropriate for use for a period just under four months after the secession of Texas as the seventh state to leave the Union on February 4, 1861 (preceded in order by South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and Louisiana) and May 23, 1861 upon ratification of secession by the state of Virginia. In consideration of the adoption of the first official flag of the Confederacy in March 1861, the <I>Stars & Bars</I>, some may narrow the useful period even further. Period seven star flags are among the rarest of the American<I>stars & stripes</I> configuration.  Scarce in any size, the 3 5/8 X 51/2 inch is the largest known of the seven star variety with the vast majority of the pattern  measuring in the neighborhood of 3 inches or less in length.  (see: Thomas D. Schiera American Parade Flag collection)  As to condition this example retains its original dowel <I>stick</I> and remains in excellent condition pleasing color and with even age toning.  The flag has a tiny period letter <I><D>D</D></I> penned in brown ink near its center?   An outstanding piece for the discriminating collector of antique Americana!  <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!

CDV, The Slave Children of New Orleans $150.00

 

Orders Regarding the Employment of Women $50.00

 

mid 1800s - W. B. & Co. - Portland Pewter $145.00

 

rare c. 1861 7 Star CONFEDERATE SYMPATH $795.00

<b>or Camp and Garrison Equipage</b>


4 x 6 1/2, imprint.


War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, November 5, 1863


General Orders

No. 357


All officers transferring clothing or camp and garrison equipage will make the invoice thereof in triplicate, two copies of which will be delivered, or transmitted, to the officer to whom the transfer is made, and the third will be transmitted forthwith, by mail, to the Quartermaster General, at Washington, D.C.


The only exception to this regulation, where company commanders or other officers issue clothing directly to enlisted men.


By Order Of The Secretary Of War:


E.D. TOWNSEND

Assistant Adjutant General


Light age toning.  


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

 RJ Horner Victorian Oak Dining Room Suite, beautifully carved and classic in style and substance.  Table has resting winged Griffins on a split pedestal base with 12 matching leaves and center support. Quarter sawn oak top, with full carved apron on original 60" round. Buffet/Sideboard has intricately carved cabinets below three carved drawers.  Upper portion has two seated winged griffin supporting a carved canopy with beveled mirrored back. Six very unique chairs has cabriole legs ending in claw feet, with carved scrolled detailed flanking padded seat back.


Table $9,500

Buffet $6,500

Chairs $3,500  


Table closed  30" H x 60" Round

Table open     30" H x 170" W x 60" D

Table leaves   12 pcs 9.5" W x 60" long

Side board      72" H x 74" H x 26" D

Arm chair        43" H x 26" W x 19" D

Side chair        43" H x 21" W x 17" D  A very nicely done straight razor of hand carved maple.  Shows good age with an attractive natural finish patina and is done in the fashion of the Civil War era with the distinctive blade configuration of that period. This neat folk art whimsy was done in full size and remains in fine untouched condition after decades of attic trunk storage. (Illustrated here with a quarter for size comparison.)  A neat period item without spending lots of money.  <B>Don't forget to give our search feature a try</B> for special wants. A simple <U>key word</U> in lower case works best. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !

Order Regarding the Transfer of Clothing $10.00

 

1862 Summit County Bank, Ohio 10 Cents N $25.00

 

RJ Horner Victorian Oak Dining Room Suit $19500.00

 

antique carved wood RAZOR WHIMSY $35.00

Our photo illustrations will likely do best to describe this nice old two cavity bullet mold.  With good evidence of age  and period use, this neat old .36 caliber conical bullet and ball mold offers lots of period charm.  With no maker markings this mold will lay in well with any Civil War vintage percussion revolver. <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 !  Standing approximately 6 inches high, these attractive all original brass candlesticks date in the earlier to mid 19th century.  All in nice condition even to the original <I>push-up</I> hardware frequently missing on original period examples.  Attractive and period for the lighting device collector or just to sit out on the mantle or a period writing table, this popular style is becoming difficult to find fostering lots of reproductions.  <B>Buy with confidence! </B><I> All direct sales are backed by </I> <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with return as purchased !</B> <I>Just send us a courtesy  e-mail to let us know your item is being returned per these previsions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly.</I> Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !  


<b>Severely wounded at the battle of Brandy Station, Va. resulting in the amputation of his right foot!


U.S. Senator from South Carolina</b>


(1836-1909) Son-in-law of South Carolina Governor Francis W. Pickens, and a member of the S.C. legislature, he accepted a captain's commission in Hampton's Legion at the outbreak of the War Between The States. Promoted to colonel in August 1862, he was appointed commander of the 2nd South Carolina Cavalry, and was severely wounded at the battle of Brandy Station, Va., resulting in the amputation of his right foot. Commissioned brigadier general, to rank from September 1, 1863, and major general, September 19, 1864, he greatly distinguished himself as a brigade and division commander under Generals' J.E.B. Stuart and Wade Hampton. His post war career saw him as U.S. Senator, and in 1898, he served as Major General, U.S.A., in the Spanish American War.


<u>Signature With State</u>: 3 1/2 x 2, in ink, M.C. Butler. He has added his state of S.C. below his autograph. Light age toning. Very fine.  


Civil War patriotic imprint with nice illustration of Colonel (later to be promoted to major general) John W. Geary. Imprint, Col. Geary's Twenty-Eighth Regiment P.[ennsylvania] V.[olunteers]. Published by Magee, 316 Chestnut St., Phila. Light age toning and edge wear.

Civil War era BULLET MOLD $165.00

 

matching pair earlier through mid 1800s $95.00

 

Autograph, General Matthew C. Butler $100.00

 

Colonel Geary, Twenty Eighth Regiment Pe $15.00




<b>Who was mortally wounded at Fort Wagner, South Carolina</b>


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


War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, November 4, 1863


General Orders

No. 354


The name of the fort on the south side of the Potomac river, at present known as Fort "DeKalb," is hereby changed to Fort "Strong," after Major General George C. Strong, U.S. Volunteers, who died at New York City, July 30, 1863, of wounds received in an assault upon Fort Wagner, Charleston harbor, South Carolina.


By Order Of The Secretary Of War:


E.D. TOWNSEND

Assistant Adjutant General


Light age toning.   


7 1/4 x 2 3/4, imprint.


Camp _____, 186_


Due Joel Jenkins, Sutler of 12th N. Hampshire Vols., _________ Dollars, to be deducted from my monthly pay, and paid to the said Joel Jenkins, or his authorized representative by the duly appointed disbursing officer of said Regiment.


Unused. Excellent condition. Very desirable New Hampshire Civil War regiment's sutler script.


WBTS Trivia: The hard fought 12th New Hampshire Infantry saw action at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Drewry's Bluff, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Bermuda Hundred, and the Richmond, Va. campaign, to name but a few places.

 

 All in excellent condition with bright original ribbons (no splits or weak spots), this attractive Civil War veteran GAR National Encampment Representative medal is dated 1925 and was issued to veteran representatives attending the 59th  National Encampment in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  The medal carries the figure of GAR National Commander <B>L. F. Arensberg </B>.  Arensberg (a.k.a. Arensburg) served in Battery F  <B> Pennsylvania Independent Light Artillery</B>    <B>Buy with confidence! </B><I>  We are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales!</B> <I>Just send us a courtesy  e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly.</I>  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !  


7 1/4 x 2 1/2, imprint.


Burlington, 186_ Received of the selectmen of the town of Burlington, Vermont, ____ dollars, the same being ____ months "Extra Pay" due to ______ a soldier now in the service of the United States in Company ____ of ____ Regiment Vermont Volunteers. This order is to be signed by a member of the Soldier's Family, and to be held by the Selectmen until called for. Crisp unused condition.

Fort is Named in Honor of General George $45.00

 

12th New Hampshire Infantry Sutler Scrip $25.00

 

1925 Grand Rapids G. A. R. National Enca $195.00

 

Payment Voucher for Vermont Civil War So $25.00




7 3/8 x 2 3/4, imprint. 


109th Regiment New York Vol. Due S. Rightmyre, Sutler, of 109th N. York Regiment, to be deducted from my monthly pay, and paid to the said S. Rightmyre, or his authorized representatives by the duly appointed disbursing officer of said Regiment.


Unused. Slight paper loss at upper right edge which does not affect any of the content. Desirable New York Civil War regiment's sutler script.


WBTS Trivia: The 109th New York Infantry Regiment served in the battles of Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor and Petersburg, to name a few places that are listed on their battle honors.  


Lexington, July 12, 1859. Vignettes of George Washington, at right, the Natural Bridge in Rockbridge County, Va., at left, and a soldier standing next to a cannon at bottom. Pay to James R. Wright on order Eighteen Dollars. Merchant's Bank, Lynchburg, Va. Endorsed on reverse. Cut cancelled. There are some tiny archival tape repairs on the reverse.


Trivia: A young George Washington surveyed the Natural Bridge in 1750 on behalf of Lord Thomas Fairfax.  


<b>Imprint of Webster & Brother, Louisville, Kentucky</b>


(1826-86) Nicknamed "Black Jack." He served in the Mexican War as a lieutenant of Illinois volunteers; and was perhap's the Union's premier civilian general during the Civil War. Elected to the U.S. Senate in 1858 and 1860, he attended the Democratic National Convention in Charleston as a supporter of Stephen A. Douglas. After fighting at 1st Bull Run, he returned to Illinois to recruit the 31st Illinois Infantry of which he was commissioned colonel. An instant success as a field commander, he saw action at Belmont, and Fort Donelson where he was wounded. Promoted to rank of brigadier general, Mar. 21, 1862, and major general Mar. 13, 1863, he fought at Corinth, Shiloh, Vicksburg, the Atlanta campaign where he was wounded again, and the 1865 Carolina's campaign. After the war he returned to politics and served as congressman or senator from Illinois almost uninterruptedly until his death. He was greatly involved in veteran's affairs and was instrumental in founding Memorial Day.


Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. 2/3 seated view wearing a double breasted frock coat with rank of major general.  Blind stamp imprint on the front mount, Webster & Bro., Louisville. There is a 2 cents blue George Washington U.S. Inter. Rev. tax stamp on the reverse. Light age toning and wear. Very fine. Scarce pose. 

 


<b>Killed in the Atlanta campaign!


With Louisville, Kentucky backmark</b>


(1828-64) Graduated #1 in the West Point class of 1853, a class which included Philip H. Sheridan and John Bell Hood. Eleven years after their graduation, now Confederate general Hood opposed McPherson before Atlanta, and Hood's battle order would result in the death of his old classmate. By the fall of 1862, McPherson had risen to rank of major general. He saw service at Forts Henry and Donelson, Shiloh, Corinth and Vicksburg. On March 26, 1864, he was given command of the Army of the Tennessee which he led in the subsequent campaign in northern Georgia. McPherson was killed before Atlanta on July 22, 1864. General William T. Sherman's tears rolled through his beard and down on the floor when he viewed the dead body of his friend laid upon a door torn from its hinges and improvised as a bier.


Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Half view in uniform with rank of major general. Backmark: Albert S. Cooper's Photographic & Fine Art Gallery, No. 231 Main Street, 3 doors above 3d, Louisville, Kentucky, with 2 cents orange George Washington U.S. Inter. Rev. tax stamp. Interestingly, the imprinted name of Albert S. Goldman has been crossed out in ink and written in its place is H. Doerr. I've never encountered this particular combination on an image before. Light corner wear to mount and some surface discoloration lines. Sharp view of General McPherson. Rare.

109th New York Infantry Sutler Script $25.00

 

1859 Bank of Rockbridge, State of Virgin $35.00

 

CDV General John A. Logan $150.00

 

CDV General James B. McPherson $150.00

This classic old Civil War vintage pot stands just over 9 inches with a tinned sheet iron body and applied pewter hinged lid, handle and spout.  The bottom is boldly marked <B>E.B. MANNING's / PATENT/ JUNE 5, 1862 / WARRANTED</I>.  All in untouched and as found condition after decades of storage, this neat old pot remains in pleasing all original condition with no dents, cracks or condition issues.  Hard to find in any condition, this piece will fit well in any Civil War period grouping.  <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 !   Measuring 7 1/8 inches square when completed this six piece pasteboard American Indian Chief puzzle remains in eye appealing condition with bright color yet with good evidence of age and originality.  An attractive display item illustrated here with a quarter for size comparison. <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 !   Dated Feb. 13, 1892 "First Place in the 40 yard Dash". Incredibly detailed Horn shaped Silver Plate Trophy with Pie Crust Opening, with scrolling Foliate Details throughout.


Dimensions:  11" H x 7" W x 14" D  


Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Outdoor view with numerous men lined up in formation in the distance. Backmark: Robinson & Locke, Photographers, 129 Tremont and 35 Winter Sts., (Over Whitney's Thread Store) Boston. A previous owner of this image has identified it in pencil on the reverse as "Civil War Troops on Boston Common." Very fine.

E. B. MANNING’S PAT 1862 – TIN & PEWTER $135.00

 

19th century word & picture PUZZLE $40.00

 

7758 Boston Athletic Association Trophy $950.00

 

CDV, Civil War Era View of Boston, Massa $75.00




Sixth plate tintype. Half view of heavily bearded Union Zouave soldier. His jacket is lightly tinted blue, and buttons gold. Comes with brass mat.  Our illustrations will do best to describe this beautiful antique brooch and earring set.  Constructed of natural tortoise shell in a classic period  design this early pin and earring set remain in excellent condition with original wires and <I>T-back</I> pin fastener.  <B>Buy with confidence! </B><I> All direct sales are backed by </I> <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with return as purchased !</B> <I>Just send us a courtesy  e-mail to let us know your item is being returned per these previsions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly.</I>  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !


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 Around about the Civil War era card and board game production started on the up rise in the United States with more and more card and board games being invented and produced by American’s.   W.& S. B. Ives, McLoughlin Bros. and, of course,  Milton Bradley were the leaders with more examples of their products surviving to be available to today’s collectors than those of smaller, lesser known game companies.  Offered here is an example of the card game <I>AVILUDE</I> or <B>Game of Birds</B> produced by  <B>West & Lee Publishers</B>, Worcester, Massachusetts.  A rare example for the game enthusiast this example will display well or do well to fill a gap in the collection but comes with some loss from time and period play.  All in the original box with the original game instructions and publishers catalogue the box though restorable has seen better days and a number of the cards are chipped.  There are 60 cards plus the title card.  (The game originally held 64 cards.)  With wonderful graphics, and lots of period charm, this scarce card game will display well and is offered here at a price commensurate with condition.   As with <U>all direct sales</U>, we are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with refund of the purchase price upon return as purchased!</B> Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !


 A classic style iron ball mold best described by our photos except to advise the viewer that it measures about 6 7/8  inches in overall length and offers an especially desirable cavity size suitable for and most often related to, use with a heavy military musket rather than the more common and much smaller ball mold of the period hunter.  The mold is marked with the <B>#15</B> which, consistent with the early smooth-bore ball sizing system, indicates that the mold casts balls  at twelve to the pound.  With a patch this ball would load appropriately in a #16 bore. (Approximately 11/16 inch in diameter.)  A nice companion piece with an antique powder horn, with a period musket or with a nice hunting bag.  (Illustrated here with a vintage quarter for size comparison. )  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !

Tintype, Union Zouave $200.00

 

earlier to mid 1800s Tortoise BROOCH & E $195.00

 

rare West & Lee – ‘Game of Birds’- CARD $95.00

 

American Revolutionary War through Civil $95.00




Civil War patriotic imprint with full color vignette of a Zouave wearing knapsack and in the charge bayonet position with his musket. Slogan, "Through Baltimore," which was an early war Union battle cry. 5 1/2 x 3.  


Civil War patriotic imprint with illustration of Colonel Silas Colgrove, of the 27th Indiana Infantry Regiment. Published by Magee, 316 Chestnut St., Phila. Light staining. 5 3/8 x 3.


WBTS Trivia: The 27th Indiana Infantry were commanded by Colonel Silas Colgrove at the battle of Gettysburg. The 27th Indiana Infantry monument is located on Colgrove Ave. near Spangler's Spring.  


5 1/2 x 2 1/4, imprint. Sutler's Office, 6th Regiment Ohio Volunteers. Paymaster U.S.A. for 6th Regt. Ohio Volunteers pay to the order of E. Kelsey, Sutler and deduct the amount from pay due me. Choice condition. These checks were filled out by soldiers of the 6th Ohio Volunteers as an I.O.U. to the regimental sutler towards the purchase of his goods. Then on pay day the appropriate amount would be deducted from that particular soldier's pay and given to the sutler. The hard fought 6th Regiment Ohio Volunteers saw action at Fort Donelson, Nashville, Shiloh, Corinth, Perryville, Stone's River, Chickamauga, Chattanooga and Resaca, to name a few places. Desirable.  A scarce original publication<I>American Cruiser’s Own Book</I> by Capt. George Little, this 374 page volume offers a <I>swashbuckling</I> narrative based on the authors sea adventures in the <B>War of 1812</B>.  An account of lasting popularity among scholars and historical nautical adventure enthusiasts alike, Capt. Little’s work in <I>American Cruiser’s Own Book</I> continues to be enjoyed today in republished print to order format.  Scarce in the original in any condition, this example offers good evidence of age and period use and handling yet remains complete even to the endpapers and solid at the spine with no loose, torn or missing pages. The boards are solid with a blind stamped figure of a seaman front and back with decorative gold inlay and title on the spine. Copyright protected in 1846 and published by Richard Marsh in New York (John J. Reed printer) this original offers an engraved illustration to the frontispiece, another to the half title with additional illustrations by Billings throughout.   A comfortable read that will hold the interest of any enthusiast of early American sail, this well worn but solid and complete old volume offers the charm of time and originality. 

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Through Baltimore $8.00

 

Colonel Silas Colgrove $15.00

 

6th Regiment Ohio Volunteers Sutler Chec $45.00

 

War of 1812 narrative – AMERICAN CRUISER $48.00

     Our photographs will do best to describe this quality identified antique portrait cameo except to advise that the shell cameo remains in fine condition with no stains, cracks or chips and is offered here with a period ink penned identification <B><I>D. E. Twiggs</B></I> tucked in the back of the gold setting. 

    Born in Richmond county Georgia in 1790 David Emanuel Twiggs served in the U. S. military in the <B>War of 1812</B>, the <B>Seminole Wars</B> and the <B>Black Hawk War</B> becoming a Colonel of the <B>2nd U. S. Dragoons</B> in 1836.   In the <B>Mexican War</B> Twiggs led an army brigade at the battles of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma. Promoted to brigadier General in 1846 Twiggs was a division commander at the battle of Monterey and was in command of the 2nd Division of Regulars leading that division in all battles from Veracruz through Mexico City.  Wounded at Chapultepec, Gen. Twiggs was appointed military governor of Veracruz after the fall of Mexico City. <U>After the Mexican War Bvt. Major General Twiggs was placed in command of the Department of Texas and held that position when the <B>Civil War</B> broke.</U>  As the Southern states began to secede Twiggs surrendered his entire command to the Confederacy. <U>This included all Federal installations, property and soldiers in Texas.</U>  Subsequently Twiggs was dismissed from the Union Army and accepted a commission as <B>Major General Confederate States Army</B> and was placed in command of the <B>Confederate Department of Louisiana</B>.  He retired in October 1861 and died of pneumonia in July of 1862. 

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4 x 6 1/2, imprint.


War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, November 24, 1863


General Orders

No. 378


ORDER IN RELATION TO ADVANCE OF WAGES


It being represented that the increased prices of provisions and necessaries render it proper and just that there should be an increased rate of wages for merchants, laborers, and other employees whose compensation is not fixed by law, it is-


Ordered, That the Heads of the respective Bureaus of the War Department make inquiry and report to this Department a just and reasonable rate of advanced wages that should be paid by the Government at the present time.


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. Light age toning.  Important Dutch 19th Century Burl Veneer Long Case Grandfather Clock with Roman Chapter Ring with inset classical figures and moonfaced on dial.  Below is lovely hand painted scene of Holland and windmills.  Waisted case has center bronze open cartouche on outstepped base, resting on carved plinth and detailed claw feet.



Dimensions:  98" H x 24" W x 18" D  


Civil War patriotic imprint with large vignette of General George B. McClellan within a wreath design with banner below with his name. 4 3/4 x 2 3/4.


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

important- U. S. Army then Confederate- $2250.00

 

1863 Order in Relation to Advance of Wag $10.00

 

Dutch Long Case Clock Stamped AJ Van Ber $65000.00

 

General George B. McClellan $10.00

Very sleek cast aluminum Vintage mid-Century swivel chair in great condition.


Dimensions:  35" H x 23" W x 23" D  Cast Aluminum Mid Century Secretarial Swivel, re-upholstered in leather, great condition, and the back and seat are adjustable.  Great Condition Mid Century Modern Vintage Thonet Armchairs, c. 1940, currently upholstered in brown leather.  Amazing Set of 4 Thonet Armchairs, constructed in solid walnut.  Currently upholstered in original green and red vinyl, in great condition.

Mid Century Cast Aluminum Swivel / Secreta $950.00

 

Mid-Cent. Industrial Aluminum Secretari $600.00

 

Mid-Century Modern Set of 4 Thonet Chair $4000.00

 

Set of 4 Mid-Century Thonet Arm chairs, $5850.00




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