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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

1840 Mississippi Tax Receipt Listing Sla $75.00

 

1854 Payment Receipt For Overseer on a P $50.00

 

John C. Calhoun $15.00

 

A Picture Story of Abraham Lincoln $45.00




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


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


***See our Patriotic Imprints section to read more information about this item.   Better known today simply as Borden’s or Eagle Brand, the name <I>New York Condensed Milk Co.</I> will be familiar to Civil War historians for its contract with the Union Army as the primary supplier of condensed milk.   An extraordinary field ration for the 19th century foot soldier, a typical 10 ounce tin provided 1,300 calories, 28 grams each of protein and fat, and more than 200 grams of carbohydrate.  Popular among the troops and on the home front for its purity, durability and economy, Borden’s patriotic<I>Eagle Brand</I> logo soon became a commonplace home kitchen item.  By 1864 Borden’s New York Condensed Milk Company condensery in Brewster, New York was processing milk from over 200 dairy farms as demand was driven by home and military use.  As milk was delivered by horse and wagon to homes in populated areas, fresh condensed milk was made available from the milk delivery man who received the product in sealed bulk containers. The customer brought this jar to the wagon and it was filled by the milkman from his bulk container.   Along with the patriotic <I>EAGLE BRAND</I> Borden logo the reusable jar bore the reminder  <I> This Glass to be Filled Even Full</I> on its rim and the <I>1858</I> date of founding of Gail Borden’s <I>NY Condensed Milk Company</I>.  The company name appears on the bottom of the jar.  This original period jar stands 3 ½ inches high, is 3 inches wide at the mouth and remains in excellent condition. The heavy glass jar was commonly stored in the icebox in a covered outer container. An interesting history and a tough item to find!

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 All in excellent condition with bright original ribbons (no splits or weak spots), this attractive Civil War veteran GAR National Encampment Representative medal is dated 1927 and was issued to veteran representatives attending the 61st  National Encampment in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  The medal carries the figure of GAR National Commander <B>Frank A. Walsh</B>.  Walsh enlisted in the <B>67th Illinois Volunteer Infantry</B> at age 15.  He saw subsequent service in the <B>46th Illinois Infantry</B>.     <B>Buy with confidence! </B><I>  We are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales!</B> <I>Just send us a courtesy  e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly.</I>  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !

Heroic Statues in Bronze of Abraham Linc $25.00

 

Union Officer Holding American Flag & Sw $8.00

 

antique Borden Eagle Brand Condensed Mil $75.00

 

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

<b>A Common Cause Now And For Ever</b>


Bust view of General Andrew Jackson with motto, For Our Country A Common Cause on the obverse, with Now And For Ever on the reverse. Fine.  H 29 IN x D 7 IN

ORIGINA CAGED BODY...REWIRED  h 13 IN x W 20 IN x D 28 IN

BEEFY OLD INDUSTRIAL YARD LIGHT  H 15" X W 18" x D 22"

Civil War Patriotic Token, For Our Count $10.00

 

INDUSTRIAL HANGING LIGHT $700.00

 

RIPPLE SHADE INDUSTRIAL WALL LIGHT $850.00

 

INDUSTRIAL WALL LIGHT $400.00

H 38" x W 54" x D 12"  H 12 IN W  X 10 IN x D 21 IN D

REWIRED TO SHOOT OFF EXTRA LIGHT  H 16" x W 18" x D 20"  H 12" x W 4" x D 36"

INDUSTRIAL TEE LIGHT W / BRASS DETAILS $1200.00

 

INDUSTRIAL WALL LIGHT. . . BIG $1250.00

 

PIVOT STEAMPUNK LIGHT $750.00

 

FACTORY TASK LIGHT $450.00

h 10" x W 8" x D 18"  h 10 IN x w 8 IN x D 16 IN

WILL HANG FROM HOOK  OR REST ON FLOOR UNDER VEHICLE

ALL ORIGINAL AND REWIRED  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

VINTAGE SIGN LIGHT $550.00

 

MECHANIC'S PORTABLE WORK LIGHT $15000.00

 

VINTAGE FORGED IRON LIGHT $2500.00

 

ART GLASS HANGING LIGHT $1250.00

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  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

ART GLASS LIGHT FIXTURE $250.00

 

American Rococo Carved Walnut Dressing T $7500.00

 

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.  <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.

    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.

American Renaissance Carved Rosewood Cab $17500.00

 

3rd Wisconsin Cavalry Descriptive List $25.00

 

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

 

1862 Farmers & Merchants Bank, New Jerse $25.00




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  


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.

Union Sailor $8.00

 

Moore General Insurance Desk -Patented A $35000.00

 

1861 Confederate Era Counterfeit $20 Not $150.00

 

1863 Orders Regarding Quartermaster Assi $10.00




(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. 

 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.

President Andrew Johnson $15.00

 

Antique 19th Century Carved Renaissance $18000.00

 

Antique French Rococo Gilt Wood 19th C. $15000.00

 

William H. Seward $15.00




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.  


<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.

General George B. McClellan $8.00

 

CDV, A Virginia Slave Child in 1863 $200.00

 

CDV, The Slave Children of New Orleans $150.00

 

Orders Regarding the Employment of Women $50.00

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!


 <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.

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

 

rare c. 1861 7 Star CONFEDERATE SYMPATH $795.00

 

Order Regarding the Transfer of Clothing $10.00

 

1862 Summit County Bank, Ohio 10 Cents N $25.00

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 !

  

 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 !

RJ Horner Victorian Oak Dining Room Suit $19500.00

 

antique carved wood RAZOR WHIMSY $35.00

 

Civil War era BULLET MOLD $165.00

 

matching pair earlier through mid 1800s $95.00




<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.  


<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.

Autograph, General Matthew C. Butler $100.00

 

Colonel Geary, Twenty Eighth Regiment Pe $15.00

 

Fort is Named in Honor of General George $45.00

 

12th New Hampshire Infantry Sutler Scrip $25.00

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.  


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.

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

 

Payment Voucher for Vermont Civil War So $25.00

 

109th New York Infantry Sutler Script $25.00

 

1859 Bank of Rockbridge, State of Virgin $35.00




<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.  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 !

CDV General John A. Logan $150.00

 

CDV General James B. McPherson $175.00

 

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

 

19th century word & picture PUZZLE $40.00




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