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<b>First President of the United States


1862 Civil War dated card</b>


(1732-99) "The Father of Our Country." George Washington was the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and served as the first president of the United States.


Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 1/4 card. Bust view portrait. Backmark: Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1862, by David Nichols, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court, of the District of Massachusetts. Printed legend on the reverse: "G. Washington. This was done in New York 1790 and is acknowledged by all to be a very strong likeness. B. Goodhue." Some surface scratching to the front of the card none of which touch the subject. Light age toning. Uncommon to find with this 1862 imprint. Very desirable. No doubt some proud American, North or South, displayed this image of George Washington in a parlor album or possibly on a mantle in plain view to show their patriotism!  A bit late for the Civil War collector but of special interest to the early post war Western frontier, Americana and Indian Wars era enthusiast, will be this attractive <B>GOODELL’S</B><I>Star Butcher</B> marked knife.  Included with the knife is its period hand crafted heavy leather sheath attesting to the popular period use of the stout bladed style <I>butcher</I> as a belt or boot knife.  Measuring 10 5/8 inches in total length, the 5 7/8 inch blade retains its maker marking though the <I>Pat.1868</I> marking one usually sees on these blades is not visible.  The blade shows good evidence of age, period use and honing yet is in overall pleasing condition with no dings or chips in the edge.  The cocobolo grip with its heavy pewter bolster and decorative acorn and star inlay offers good evidence of age yet remains in excellent condition with no dings, splits or other condition issues.    

     As an aside the Goodell Co. was founded by David Goodell a New Hampshire native who patented a host of gadgets including apple slices and corers, cherry pitters, cutlery and a machine to aid farmers in planting seeds. His first and likely best known invention (c. 1864), was an apple peeler he called the <I>Lightning.</I> <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 !

 Illustrated here with a U.S. quarter for size comparison, this neat little period pewter whistle remains in excellent working condition with no flaws or repairs, just natural age patina that comes to this material with decades of age.  Difficult to find nowadays, Civil War site digger/historians have well documented examples of the period style and material. Will lay in well in any period personal grouping. (see: <I>Excavated Artifacts from Battlefields & Campsites of the Civil War</I> by Phillips)  As with all direct sales, we are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with refund of the purchase price upon return as purchased! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !    With lots of charm that comes to an antique pipe only with good evidence of the rigors of period use and carrying, this old gutta-percha tobacco pipe bears the figure of George Washington and offers the historic appeal of personalization by its owner.  With a hand cut cross on one side panel and the initials <B>C W D</B> carved into the other, this old Washington pipe clearly was a favorite of C.W.D’s who carried it and smoked it with a vengeance as testified to by its period <I>make do</I> string repair and reed stem in combination with the sound but well used condition of the gutta-percha bowel.  An attractive piece of antique Americana.  please note:   <B>ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!!</B>  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !!

CDV General George Washington $20.00

 

Goodell’s Pat. 1868 ‘Star Butcher’ BELT $125.00

 

Civil War vintage PEWTER WHISTLE $55.00

 

well smoked antique - gutta-percha Georg $75.00

Illustrated here with a quarter for size comparison, this commercially prepared ink well remains in pleasing original condition.  Fashioned from soldered sheet iron around a plaster encased glass bottle with a natural cork stopper, the piece retains its period label on the bottom.  Couldn’t make it show in the illustrations but under proper light the print <I> Improved Non-Conducting Metallic Ink - Patent ??</I>.

Will go well with a period quill, dipping pen or  traveling writing desk. <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 !  


 


Austin, June 26, 1862. Vignette of a large sailing ship at left. "TEN DOLLARS" in red over print at center. Red lace network background. Choice uncirculated condition. Bright and attractive note that is scarce to find in this condition.  


8 pages. Front page illustration of Brigadier-General Michael Corcoran. Arrival of General Corcoran. His Reception in Philadelphia. One Continued Ovation From Washington to This City. Full Account of Incidents on the Route. Speeches, etc., etc. The Latest News. Affairs at the Federal Capital. Important Southern News. List of Union Citizens in Prison at Salisbury, N.C. Their Arrest and Confinement by the Rebels for Loyalty to the United States. [Long List of these citizens by name and their respective states of residence]. The War in Missouri. Retreat of the Rebels. Union Troops in Hot Pursuit. Movements of the Rebel Col. Coffey. Guerrilla Band Broken up at Montevallo. Rebel Rout Near Forsythe. Major Hubbard Surrounded at Newtonia. Union Convention at New Jersey. New Jersey Politics. Marcus L. Ward of Essex Co. Nominated for Governor of New Jersey. The War in the West. News From General Curtis' Army. Capture of Clarksburg. The Coming Draft. General Lew Wallace. Latest News From the South. The Fight at Cedar Run. Dash Into Front Royal. Official Dispatch of Stonewall Jackson. McClellan Evacuating Harrison's Landing. A Tennessee Soldier Shot by the Rebels. Interesting Letter From a National Officer; a Prisoner of War, and much more war news. Repair in the upper left margin with some light staining, edge chipping with some paper loss, and the folds and edge tears have been repaired with archival tape. This 1862 Philadelphia newspaper with its very desirable front page woodcut engraving of General Michael Corcoran, [the engraving itself is in very nice condition] commander of "Corcoran's Irish Legion," who died in 1863, would easily sell for $75.00 if it were in excellent condition. I have priced it very fairly.     


8 pages. Important From New Orleans. Capture of Alexandria by Admiral Porter. General Banks' Forces in Possession. Previous Bombardment and Capture of Fort De Russy. The Great Cavalry Raid Through Mississippi. Safe Arrival of Col. Grierson's Command at Baton Rouge. Detailed Account of Their Exploits. Immense and Irreparable Damage Inflicted Upon the Enemy. Only One of Our Men Killed and Six Wounded. Proposed Organization of a Corps D'Afrique by Gen. Banks. The Great Raid in Mississippi. A Detailed Narrative of the Exploits of Our Cavalry. Wonderful Cavalry Exploit. Important From General Grant. The Rebels Report That he Has Captured Jackson, Miss. The Cavalry Raid in Virginia. Operations by the Force Under Command of Lieut. Col. Davis. From the Army of the Potomac. Visit of Senators Wade and Chandler to Falmouth, and much more. Nice 1863 issue with exciting news of Colonel Benjamin H. Grierson's cavalry raid.

earlier to mid 1800’s Ink Well $65.00

 

1862 State of Texas $10 Treasury Warrant

 

The Philadelphia Inquirer, August 22, 18

 

The New York Times, New York, May 18, 18 $35.00

<b>of the Gulf to be Paid</b>


5 x 7 3/4, imprint.


Headquarters Department of the Gulf

New Orleans, August 27, 1862


General Orders No. 65


Commanders of Brigades in this Department will have their respective commands mustered for pay on the last day of this month.


By command of

MAJOR-GENERAL BUTLER


WM. H. WEIGEL, 1st Lieut. And A.A.A.G.


Excellent. Scarce Department of the Gulf imprint.  


8 pages. IMPORTANT REBEL NEWS. Progress of the Siege of Charleston. Cummings Point Severely Bombarded by the Ironsides and Two Monitors. Fort Sumter and Two Rebel Batteries Engaged. A Counter Bombardment of Our Works on Morris Island. The Expedition in North Carolina. The War in Tennessee. An Expedition Into the Enemy's Country. The War in Indian Territory. Movements of the Blockade Runners. Arrival of the Florida. Quarrelling Over a Wrecked Rebel Prize. The Doings of the Rebel Pirates. The Law of the Blockade. Liability of Vessels Proceeding to Neutral Ports to Load for Blockaded Ports. Opinion of the Attorney General. Ship Building for the Rebels. Views of a Southern Paper on the Negro Question. The Negroes and Colonization. The Metropolitan Police. Their Services During the Riot Week. Their Honorable Record, and more news. Age toning and light wear.     


8 pages. IMPORTANT FROM WASHINGTON. The Harper's Ferry Investigation. Stampede of Abolition Witnesses. Army Intelligence. Bill to Prevent Invasion. The Mississippi Commission to Virginia. Supreme Court of the United States. Proceedings of the Louisiana House of Representatives and the Senate. Detection of Counterfeiters. Valuable Slaves at Auction. Choice Plantation Slaves For Sale. Sale of Real Estate and Slaves. Runaway Slave Ads, and much more. Typical light wear and age toning. This New Orleans newspaper was issued less than two months after the hanging of John Brown for his Harper's Ferry Raid, and less than 15 months before the commencement of the War Between the States.  


WBTS Trivia: The Harper's Ferry Raid, led by the abolitionist John Brown,  took place October 16-18, 1859. Brown was tried for murder, conspiring with slaves to rebel, and treason, at the old Court House in Charles Town, Va. Found guilty on all charges, he was hung at Charles Town on December 2, 1859.  


To Lieutenant Charles W. Broadfoot, from his mother.


4 pages, 6 5/8 x 8, in ink. 


May 14th [1863]


My Dear Son,


I received your letter about an hour since, your father having received one a few days ago.  Your letters were always a pleasure but now doubly so.  You do not seem to get mine very well for I have been right particular in writing.  I did not mean to draw such a picture of high prices as to make you gloomy, but I always write just as things are & you must not deprive yourself of any of the comforts you need to send means home.  Your Father does not yet know what his Gov’t Depository [job]* will be worth, but he is very bright & cheerful tho kept right busily employed.  The press of work will soon be over.  He is now cancelling notes.  The price of provisions has come down some.  I wish you could be with us now.  Uncle Will is here with his bride.  It is convention or rather council time tho there are so few delegates that there is some doubt whether there will be any convention.  Uncle George & Grandma are in Raleigh.  The former will come down tomorrow if he can get a seat in the stage.  For fear he should not, he sent his trunk down to me containing 3 hams, a peck of wheat (for coffee) 2 bottles homemade syrup- shoes, leather, thread, pins & linen coats.  He is indefatigable in his efforts to serve us.  I am quite anxious to see him.  Grandma will make a visit to Raleigh & sends word if we do not, some of us, go for her with gentle horses she will go back to Rowan.  She prefers riding in the cars to George’s horse & buggy.  I am trying to entertain Will & his wife in comfortable style.  We have some vegetables & plenty of strawberries, some cake, today I had a present, some new fresh butter from Mrs. Tom Hall & Mrs. Worth sent me some fresh meat so it is not like hard times here & the children are enjoying it.  We are all much pleased with our sister Mary.  She is just the wife for a poor clergyman & Uncle Will is very poor & needs a wife.  She is very plain looking but improves on acquaintance.  You will have learned by this time that there was no attack on Newbern & the one on Washington was abandoned.  I have received several letters from George** in the last fortnight also your gun & his flannel shirts & understand he has sent a blanket home.  His Regt. has been sent to Va.  There are a good many of his company here & it is gratifying to know that they all speak well of him.  He was one of 5 or 6 that got an old mule & young horse while on a scout.  [The] Government will buy the mule, [and] his horses back.  I spent the last money G[eorge] sent me for sugar & tho I have used a good deal of it have kept some to make wine.  I do not object to the smuggling if it is necessary for army supplies, but I hope it is not for ladies adornment at all.  Laura Ann was up to see us today.  She has heard from Jo who is all safe, only one man in his company wounded, 10 made prisoners.  I am glad you visit the ladies.  I know you can enjoy their company without being as susceptible as John & Theo.  We hear here that the Gen. is going to marry a widow Wright.  He deserves a good wife & if he wants to I hope will get one. W. Geer is staying with Aunt E- he has doubled in size almost since he was here before & I tell you what if he should stay long the horse & rockaway would give out.  William is still with James but I think is a little homesick tho he is enjoying fishing.  May is teething & today a little feverish which makes her right frightful.  You will say she was always so.  Andrew’s collar bone is well tho still quite a knot on it which will be absolved after a while.  Aunty’s family are all well except George’s wife who is still in bed under the Dr’s hands.  Mr. Watson gave us a first rate sermon today.  I got a ride down, cannot undertake to walk much.  The rest have gone down tonight & do not know that I am writing.  Frank will only be too glad to write.  I sent Peter Hale a mess of asparagus on your account.  Good night & God bless you. 


Very fine letter with some nice military content.


The recipient of this letter, Charles W. Broadfoot, was an 18 year old student when he enlisted as a private on July 15, 1861, and was mustered into Company H, 1st North Carolina Infantry. He was mustered out of this regiment on November 12, 1861. He then served in Company D, 43rd North Carolina Infantry, and was discharged for promotion on September 7, 1862, being commissioned 1st Lieutenant and Aide-de-Camp, on the staff of General Theophilus H. Holmes. On July 1, 1864, he was commissioned into the Field & Staff of the 1st North Carolina Reserve Infantry, with rank of lieutenant colonel and colonel. His date and method of discharge are unknown.    


*The father of Charles and George Broadfoot was W.G. Broadfoot, a Confederate official in the C.S.A. Depository at Fayetteville, North Carolina.


**The George that Mrs. Broadfoot is referring to in her letter was George B. Broadfoot, her other son in the Confederate army, and the brother of Charles. George was a 17 year old student when he enlisted on June 19, 1862, and was mustered into the Confederate army as a private in Company A, 5th North Carolina Cavalry. He was transferred out of this regiment on May 4, 1864, and was mustered into Company B, 13th Battalion North Carolina Light Artillery. He was paroled on April 29, 1865 at Greensboro, N.C.

General Ben Butler Orders Soldiers in th $15.00

 

The New York Times, August 4, 1863 $25.00

 

The Daily True Delta, New Orleans, Louis $35.00

 

Letter to a North Carolina Officer in th $75.00




Unabridged reprint of the 1866 edition. Published by Dover Publications, Inc., New York. 100 photographs, all original size, with lengthy descriptive text for each photo, also includes an index. Introduction by E.F. Bleiler. Paperback, 10 5/8 x 8 1/4. New condition. A must have book for every Civil War photograph collector and library.


Second only to Mathew Brady as the foremost early American photographer was Alexander Gardner, the one time manager of Brady's Washington salon and Brady's chief photographer in the field during the early days of the Civil War. Indeed, Gardner- who later photographed the War independently- often managed the famous horse-drawn photographic laboratory and took many of the pictures that used to be attributed to Brady. He accompanied the Union troops on their marches, their camps and bivouacs, their battles, and on their many hasty retreats and routs during the early days of the War.


In 1866 Alexander Gardner published a very ambitious two volume work which contained prints of some 100 photographs which he had taken in the field. A list of them reads like a roster of great events and great men; Antietam Bridge under Travel, President Lincoln and General McClellan at Antietam, Pinkerton and His Agents in the Field, Ruins of Richmond, Libby Prison, McLean's House Where Lee's Surrender Was Signed, Meade's Headquarters at Gettysburg, Battery D, Second U.S. Artillery in Action at Fredericksburg, the Slaughter Pen at Gettysburg, and many others. This publication is now among the rarest American books, and is here for the first time republished inexpensively.


Gardner's photographs are among the greatest war pictures ever taken and are also among the most prized records of American history. Gardner was quite conscious of recording history, and spared himself no pains or risk to achieve the finest results. His work indicates a technical mastery that now seems incredible when one bears in mind the vicissitudes of collodion applications in the field, wet plates, long exposures, long drying times, imperfect chemicals- plus enemy bullets around the photographer's ears. It has been said of these photographs; photography today, one hundred years later, is far easier, but it is no better.   


<b>With blind stamp imprint of Cook [Charleston, South Carolina]</b>


(1832-1913) The 29 year old Prince de Polignac came to the Confederacy with a distinguished record in the Crimean War, and was named Lieutenant Colonel and Chief of Staff to General P.G.T. Beauregard on July 16, 1861. After fighting at Corinth, he was named brigadier general on January 10, 1863 and served under General Richard Taylor in the Red River campaign of 1864. Put in command of a Texas Brigade, he met with disapproval, hostility and the nickname, "Polecat." He soon won their respect and admiration as a combat leader moving up to division command at Sabine Cross Roads, and on June 13, 1864 was appointed major general. About 6 foot 4 inches tall, and thin, he was a gallant and talented soldier as well as one of the war's most romantic figures. His statue is on the Sabine Cross Roads battlefield.


Antique photograph, 7 3/4 x 9 7/8. Chest up portrait in uniform with 3 stars on his collar and wearing kepi. Blind stamp imprint of "Cook" [Charleston, South Carolina] at bottom right corner. Circa early 1900's silver print. Excellent portrait. Scarce.  

 


<b>Plus Reward Imprint


STOLEN! One Bright Bay Horse- A reward of $25 will be given for the capture of the man or horse!</b>


Formed in 1863, in Luray and Millport, Missouri. Shortly after the commencement of the Civil War, lawless men in the border states- that is the states lying between the loyal and seceded states- banded themselves together for the purpose of plundering honest citizens. Missouri especially was subject to the depredations of these gangs, and in time the conditions became so bad that the law-abiding people found it necessary to take some action for defense. The first organization of this character was proposed at a meeting held at Luray, Mo., in September, 1863. At a second meeting held at Millport, Mo., about a month later, a constitution and by-laws were adopted, and as horses seemed to be the principal objects of theft, the society took the name of the "Anti-Horse Thief Association." The effectiveness of such an organization quickly became apparent, the order spread to other states, and in time covered a large expanse of territory. After the war was over, when the conditions that called the association into existence no longer existed, its scope was widened to include all kinds of thefts and a national organization was incorporated under the laws of Kansas. This national order is composed of officers and delegates from the state associations and meets annually on the first Wednesday in October. Next in importance is the state division, which is made up of representatives of the local organizations, and meets annually to elect officers and delegates to the national order. The sub-orders or local associations are composed of individual members and usually meet monthly.


Wall and McCarty, in their history of the association, say, "The A.H.T.A. uses only strictly honorable, legal methods. It opposes lawlessness in any and all forms, yet does its work so systematically and efficiently that few criminals are able to escape when it takes the trail...The centralization of "Many in One" has many advantages not possessed by even an independent association, for while it might encompass a neighborhood, the A.T.H.A. covers many states...The value of an article stolen is rarely taken into consideration. The order decrees that the laws of the land must be obeyed; though it costs many times the value of the property to capture the thief. An individual could not spend $50 to $100 to recover a $25 horse and capture the thief. The A.T.H.A. would, because of the effect it would have in the future...Thieves have learned these facts and do less stealing from our members, hence the preventative protection."  Thieves thought twice!


This lot includes the following two items:


1: 4 x 5 3/4, string-bound imprint, 12 pages. Constitution of the State Grand Orders of the Anti-Horse Thief Association. Articles include- Name and Jurisdiction; Sessions and Locations; Officers and Elections; Duties of Officers; Offences; Revenue; Charters; Obligation; Fees For Services; Officers' Salaries; Standing Committees; Black Book; Description of Stock; the Constitution of Subordinate Orders; the By-Laws, and much more. Light age toning and wear. 


#2: 5 1/8 x 3, imprinted card. STOLEN! July 7, 1887. One Bright Bay Horse, eight years old, fifteen hands high, black mane and tail (hair thin in both), one white hind foot. The thief is a man about thirty-four years old, 5 feet, ten or eleven inches high, heavy black moustache and chin whiskers, rather fair skin, large round dark eyes, and black hair, high forehead, small bald spot on back of head, weighs about 180 to 190 pounds, and wore a black suit of cloth clothes somewhat worn, and a light straw hat. A reward of $25 will be given for the capture of the man or horse. Address all information to J.B. ELLIS, Altomont, Kansas. The card was mailed to a person in Kansas as is evident by the address on the reverse. Imprinted Thomas Jefferson one cent postage stamp and C.D.S., Osage Mission, Kan., Jul. 12. Light wear and staining.


Very interesting, desirable, and uncommon 19th century Anti-Horse Thief imprints.    


A strand of General Robert E. Lee's hair in a very handsome historical display. The hair's provenance came from a small lock given to Laura Thomas on April 19th, 1869, by General Lee himself [a copy of the note is provided in the certificate of authenticity] and was separated by noted antiquarian Charles Hamilton in 1992. This 8 x 10 display includes a copy photograph of Lee in his Confederate uniform taken by Mathew Brady, at Lee's East Franklin Street home, in Richmond, Va., in 1865. The strand of hair is housed within a small magnified box for better viewing. The custom matting was done with an attractive scarlet suede outer mat, and gold Florentine trim. Comes shrink wrapped and ready to display in a frame of your choice.

Gardner's Photographic Sketch Book Of Th $25.00

 

Photograph General Camille Armand Jules $35.00

 

Anti-Horse Thief Association Constitutio $75.00

 

General Robert E. Lee Hair Display $325.00




Time Life Books, Alexandria, Va., 1997. 10 1/4 x 10 1/4, hardcover with dust jacket, 167 pages, illustrated, index. Some thin scratches to the back of the dust jacket. The book itself is in brand new condition.


This book is by and of the soldiers and civilians who experienced the Battle of Chickamauga. Through their words and images you can relieve the emotions, the terrifying rush of events, the horrors- and even the human comedy- of the Civil War's bloodiest two days. Thus you hold in your hands an album of personal recollections from letters, diaries, photographs, sketches, and artifacts.


To compile this special volume, we combed hundreds of sources, both published and unpublished.  We had invaluable help from an extensive network of consultants. Using our own diverse resources and historical materials in libraries and archives around the United States, we were able to assemble a dramatic narrative told from many perspectives: manuscript letters and journals- some previously unpublished- regimental histories and privately printed memoirs, articles in little known historical society publications, and more. Then we set about the painstaking task of locating photographs of these soldiers and townsfolk to accompany their personal accounts.


That so many firsthand accounts survived is due to a few accidents of history. Soldiers could mail a letter home for only three cents. And the mail systems set up by the opposing armies were amazingly reliable. A surprising number of recruits could write, and write vividly. Private William J. Oliphant of the 6th Texas Infantry remembered the horror of fighting at night at Chickamauga; "It was now quite dark but just ahead of us was a brilliant light. A field was burning and we were ordered to charge through it...The fence was on fire and the tall dead trees in the field were blazing high in the air. Dead and wounded men were lying there in great danger of being consumed." 


Field sketches abound, too. Before photoengraving was developed to reproduce photographs in newspapers and magazines, periodicals such as Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper and Harper's Weekly employed artists who traveled with the army to depict events for readers. These correspondents drew virtually everything of possible interest: battles, lounging soldiers, the odd piece of equipment. Sketches dashed off in a few minutes during a battle- often at great personal peril- were taken by courier to the publication, where they were transformed into woodblock engravings suitable for printing. 


Another element that adds to the unique texture of this album is the photographs. Technical innovations during the 1850's brought the fledgling craft into its own, and the Civil War was the first in history to be extensively recorded by the camera. In the blockaded South, photographers lacked supplies and equipment and rarely covered the action. The North's activities, by contrast, are well chronicled, thanks to the efforts of men who endured great hardship. Photographers like Mathew Brady and his assistants spent months following the army, etching with light the brave faces of the soldiers, as well as the bodies stiffened on the field. When Brady's stark photographs of the dead were first exhibited in New York City in 1862, the public thought, albeit briefly, that such horrific images could actually bring the war to an end. 


So here you find living testimony from the battlefield of Chickamauga. As you look into the eyes of these soldiers and civilians, as you read the words of those dazed by the violence around them or by the grief that follows the fighting, perhaps it will be possible to perceive more clearly the shattering experience that was Chickamauga. 


Cover Photograph: Lee and Gordon's Mills, about 12 miles south of Chattanooga, was the scene of some of the early skirmishes that started the two day Battle of Chickamauga. 


Cover quotation: "We must drop a soldier's tear upon the graves of the noble men who have fallen by our sides." General Braxton Bragg.  


<b>Fought in the War of 1812


Fought in the Mexican War in a Kentucky Cavalry Brigade and was captured in 1847


United States Congressman from Kentucky


Governor of Oregon</b>


(1795-1857) Born in Augusta, Va. (now West Virginia), he moved to Boone County, Ky., studied law, was admitted to the bar, and practiced in Walton, Ky. He was a member of the Kentucky State House of Representatives for many years. Fought in the Mexican War as a major in the cavalry brigade of General Thomas Marshall. He also served as aide-de-camp to General Winfield Scott. He was captured at Incarnacion in January 1847, and spent several months as a prisoner in Mexico City. He served as U.S. Congressman, 1847-49, and was the Governor of Oregon, 1850-53.


<u>Signature With State</u>: 4 1/4 x 1, in ink, Jno. P. Gaines, Kent[uck]y.    


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


(1792-1854) Born near Boonesborough, Madison County, Ky., he studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1820, and practiced in Winchester, Ky. Served as a member of the Kentucky State House of Representatives, 1820-26. Was Judge of the Circuit Court in 1829. Served as U.S. Congressman, 1835-37, 1843-45 and 1847-49.


<u>Signature With Place</u>: 6 1/8 x 1 1/2, in ink, Richard French, Mount Sterling, Ky.  


To Lieutenant Charles W. Broadfoot of North Carolina</b>


4 pages, 4 3/4 x 7 1/4, in ink, written by Lieutenant Broadfoot's mother. Comes with the original envelope which is addressed to Lieut. Gen. T.H. Holmes, Little Rock, Arkansas, for Lieut. C.W. Broadfoot. The postage stamp has been cut off.


For Lieut. C.W. Broadfoot


June 2d [1863]


My Dear Son,


I received your letter last evening & feel quite put out that you have received none of my letters.  I have written regularly & for the future will direct them to Gen. [Theophilus H.] Holmes, heretofore they have been directed to his care. At the same time your letter came, one from George* & one from Grandma [came].  George was at Culpepper C.[ourt] H.[ouse], Va. where all the cavalry had collected & expected to leave in a very short time for a raid in Pa.**  He writes in good health & spirits, begs me not to be uneasy (which I can’t help being).  He had seen Joe Baker which was some relief to me.  George’s horse is in very good condition & in a fine grazing country so he will not suffer as I supposed he did.  Our army is I believe no longer on short rations & I hope they will not be again.  There is plenty of provisions in the country & prices are falling some.  You must not get uneasy about us.  You can judge by the paper pretty well how things are with us generally.  Grandma is still in Raleigh & not yet ready to come home.  She mentions you in all her letters.  I had an old ladies dinner company on Saturday.  Aunty, cousin M. Hooper, Miss Sally Mallett & Aunt E- Aunty brought Mrs. Pipkin with her.  She was a Miss Colton, sister to James & Henry Colton.  I was very glad to see her as her mother used to be a kind neighbor to me when you were quite small.  Laura Ann came up yesterday & staid until this morning & tomorrow evening I am to have a family tea drinking for George Baker & his wife.  He has come down to see her but she is not able to travel yet.  You will think we are entertaining a good deal of company.  It is so once in a while & I believe I am glad to have an excuse to make a little cake or dessert for your Father*** enjoys anything of the sort more than ever.  Willie is still with James Baker in Bladen but I am expecting him home soon.  I hear of a good many weddings but none among your acquaintances.  I wrote you that Florrie was thought to be engaged to Dr. S- but she is not & I understand she looked rather favorably on Jarvis.  She is quite attentive to Fanny since his death.  The children all want me to write to you for them & I will do so before long.  I hope we will send them to school this fall.  Tom is quite fond of reading & promises to be something of a book worm.  May is just the sweetest thing in the world.  I try to think with you that the war will not last long.  If I thought with some that it was to be for years, I could not stand it.  I trust the climate of Ark.[ansas] will agree with you & that you will escape chills this spring.  How I wish I could send you a box.  Well one of these days I trust you & George will both be home together & such a great time we will have.  I see the girls right often.  I had had a beautiful homespun dress worn for myself & have been fortunate in purchases for the boys.  Your letters are treasures.


Your aff. Mother


Very fine condition. Well written letter with excellent content.


*The George that Mrs. Broadfoot is referring to in her letter was George B. Broadfoot, her other son in the Confederate army, and the brother of Charles. George was a 17 year old student when he enlisted on June 19, 1862, and was mustered into the Confederate army as a private in Company A, 5th North Carolina Cavalry. He was transferred out of this regiment on May 4, 1864, and was mustered into Company B, 13th Battalion North Carolina Light Artillery. He was paroled on April 29, 1865 at Greensboro, N.C.


**At the time this letter was written, in early June [1863], the 5th North Carolina Cavalry served in the brigade of General Beverly H. Robertson, in General J.E.B. Stuart's Cavalry, Army of Northern Virginia. Stationed at Culpeper Court House, Virginia, they were preparing for their invasion of the North which resulted in the epic Gettysburg campaign.


***The father of Charles and George Broadfoot was W.G. Broadfoot, a Confederate official in the C.S.A. Depository at Fayetteville, North Carolina. 


The recipient of this letter, Charles W. Broadfoot, was an 18 year old student when he enlisted as a private on July 15, 1861, and was mustered into Company H, 1st North Carolina Infantry. He was mustered out of this regiment on November 12, 1861. He then served in Company D, 43rd North Carolina Infantry, and was discharged for promotion on September 7, 1862, being commissioned 1st Lieutenant and Aide-de-Camp, on the staff of General Theophilus H. Holmes. On July 1, 1864, he was commissioned into the Field & Staff of the 1st North Carolina Reserve Infantry, with rank of lieutenant colonel and colonel. His date and method of discharge are unknown.

Voices of the Civil War, Chickamauga $35.00

 

Autograph, John P. Gaines $35.00

 

Autograph, Richard French $15.00

 

Letter to Aide-de-Camp of Confederate Ge $75.00




<b>U.S. Congressman & Senator from Ohio


Governor of Ohio


U.S. Secretary of the Treasury


U.S. Minister to Mexico during the War Between The States</b>


(1794-1865) Studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1817, and practiced in Lebanon, Ohio. Served as a member of the Ohio State House, 1822-23, 1829; U.S. Congressman, 1831-40; Governor of Ohio, 1840-42; U.S. Senator, 1845-50; appointed Secretary of the Treasury, by President Millard Fillmore, serving 1850-53; U.S. Congressman, 1850-61; appointed by President Abraham Lincoln as Minister to Mexico, serving 1861-64.


<u>Signature</u>: 4 3/4 x 1, in ink, Thos. Corwin.  


<b>Fought in the War of 1812 as a lieutenant in the 13th Kentucky Infantry


United States Congressman and Senator from Kentucky


Member of the Kentucky State House of Representatives during the Civil War</b>


Born in Goochland County, Va., he graduated from Transylvania College, in Lexington, Ky., in 1811, studied law, was admitted to the bar, and practiced in Glasgow, Ky. He fought in the War of 1812 as a lieutenant in the 13th Regiment Kentucky Infantry. Served as a member of the Kentucky State House of Representatives, 1816-19, and 1825-26. He was Judge of the Kentucky Court of Appeals, from 1828-35. Served as a U.S. Congressman, 1835-43. Was Chairman of the Committee on the District of Columbia. Served as a Presidential elector on the Whig ticket in 1844. He returned to the Kentucky State House serving as a representative in 1846, also holding the position of Speaker of the House. He was a U.S. Senator from 1847-53. Once again he returned to Kentucky where he served as a member of their State House of Representatives during the Civil War years of 1861-62-63. Afterwards he returned to his law practice while also engaging himself in agricultural endeavors. He died near Bowling Green, Ky., on August 23, 1876, and is interred in Fairview Cemetery, in Bowling Green.


<u>Signature With Place</u>: 6 1/2 x 2 1/4, in ink, J.R. Underwood, Bowling Green, Ky.  


<b>United States Congressman from Kentucky


Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives</b>


(1800-59) Born in Nashville, Tenn., he moved with his parents to Trigg County, Ky., where he was engaged in agricultural pursuits. He served as a member of the Kentucky State House of Representatives, 1827-32. Was a U.S. Congressman, from 1835-37, and 1839-55, serving as Speaker of the House for the 32nd and 33rd Congresses. Served as Chairman, of the Committee on Accounts, and he also served on the Committee on Territories. He was elected Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky in 1859, but was too ill to serve and died in Paducah, on December 17, 1859.


<u>Signature With Place</u>: 5 3/4 x 1 3/8, in ink, Linn Boyd, Trigg Co., Ky. Light age toning.    


5 x 7 3/4, imprint


Headquarters Department of the Gulf

New Orleans, Sept. 10, 1862


General Orders No. 68


From and after this date, all applications for discharged soldiers, or furloughs for soldiers or officers, or resignations of officers, will be forwarded to the Medical Director, Dr. Chas. McCormick.


By command of

MAJOR-GENERAL BUTLER


R.S. DAVIS, Capt. And A.A.A.G.


Scarce Department of the Gulf imprint. Excellent.

Autograph, Thomas Corwin $25.00

 

Autograph, Joseph R. Underwood $25.00

 

Autograph, Linn Boyd $20.00

 

1862 Special Orders From General Butler, $15.00

<b>Society of the Nineteenth Army Corps</b>


St. Denis Hotel, October 20, 1906. 4 pages printed on extremely thick card stock. 7 x 9 1/2. Tied together by red, white and blue ribbon. Photograph of General Nathaniel P. Banks on the front cover with the following caption: As He Was In 1862. Our First Commander. Major-General Nathaniel Prentiss Banks. Died September 1, 1894. Photographed by Mr. Brady, New York City. Page 2: 1864-1906. Twentieth Annual Meeting And Dinner. Society of the Nineteenth Army Corps. St. Denis Hotel. Cor. Of Broadway And Eleventh St., New York City. Saturday Evening, the 20th day of October, 1906, at 8 o'clock sharp. Forty-second anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Creek, Va., October 19, 1864. Illustration of flag. Lists the various officers of the society for 1906, the Reception Committee, the Floor Committee, and the Committee of Arrangements listing them with their names, rank and positions.  Page 3: Includes the Menu, Grace by Rev. Joshua Kimber, Music by Professor Edwin D. Lewis, No. 54 Gardner Avenue, Jersey City Heights, New Jersey, and the program will close with "Auld Lang Syne" and a Hope to meet again in 1907. The back cover has a photograph of General Philip H. Sheridan with the following caption: As He Was in 1864. Our Second Commander. Major-General Philip Henry Sheridan. Appointed Lieutenant-General U.S. Army, March 4, 1869; appointed General June 6, 1888; died August 5, 1888. Photographed by Mr. Brady, New York City. There is a small chip at the lower edge of the front cover with some paper loss. This is in a border area so it does not affect any of the content on any of the pages. There is also a one inch edge tear just below this paper chip. It does not touch upon any of the content. Otherwise the program is very clean and bright. Desirable 1906 Nineteenth Army Corps program.    <b>Stores, New Orleans</b>


7 3/4 x 9 3/4, in ink, signed by Captain Andrew Jackson McCoy.


Office Chief C.S.

New Orleans, Jany. 27, 1864


Captain Jacob Mahler,

A.Q.M.


The barque Hazeltine failed to deliver and should be charged of her Commissary Stores as follows:


36 lbs. soap 8 1/4 [$]2.97

5 [lbs] candles 23 1/2 [$] 1.18

$4.15


Very resply.,

Your obt. Servt.

A.J. McCoy

Capt & C.S.


Very fine.


Andrew Jackson McCoy, who signed this document, was a resident of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, when he enlisted on June 3, 1861, as a 1st lieutenant, and was commissioned into the Field and Staff of the 4th Wisconsin Cavalry. He was discharged for promotion on May 20, 1863, and commissioned captain, U.S. Vols. Commissary Dept. He was promoted to the ranks of brevet major, lieutenant colonel and colonel, on March 13, 1865. He was mustered out of the service on August 3, 1865.


Jacob Mahler, the recipient of this letter, enlisted on July 21, 1862, as a captain, and was commissioned assistant quartermaster, in the U.S. Vols. Q.M. Dept. He was mustered out of service on June 29, 1865.



 


16 x 9 3/4, two sided, imprinted form, filled out in ink. Return of Captain Chas. W. Boothby, Company D of the First Regiment of New Orleans Vols., Army of the United States, Colonel C.W. Kilborn, for the month of April 1864. Gives an itemized account of the soldiers present and absent for duty. Also includes the names of three enlisted men who are on extra duty, two who are absent without leave and one who is in the hospital. The reverse of the document lists the names and rank of two officers, one who is serving as post adjutant by Special Orders No. 21, and another who is on recruitment service for the regiment. Signed by H.F. Hatch, 2d Lt., 1st N.O. Vols., Commanding the Company. Station: New Orleans. Date: April 30th, 1864. Light age toning and wear. Very fine. Uncommon New Orleans Civil War unit.


WBTS Trivia: The 1st Regiment New Orleans Infantry Volunteers were organized at New Orleans, Louisiana, and served from 1864-66. Attached to the Department of the Gulf, they were part of the garrison that defended the city of New Orleans and the District of La Fourche.  


U.C.V. Reunion, Memphis, Tenn., June 8-9-10th, 1909. 25 pages, 4 x 9, several illustrations, and with multiple maps. Issued by the Rock Island-Frisco Lines and Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad.  Includes numerous photos of historic locations in Memphis, a map of Memphis, Tenn., and a partial map of the United States showing the various rail lines of the above named roads. Well worn with edge chipping and small edge tears, and some scattered paper lift off including on the covers. The pages are unnumbered and are in a scattered order. Interesting United Confederate Veterans program apparently carried to Memphis by a Confederate veteran.

1906 Program Twentieth Annual Meeting An $25.00

 

1864 Letter From the Office of the Chief $25.00

 

Return of the 1st Regiment of New Orlean $35.00

 

United Confederate Veterans Reunion Prog $10.00

This hand wrought belt knife is in a style and size commonly referred to in the 18th and early 19th century as a <I>rifleman</I> knife as its large size and stout construction served the bearer well both as a military or frontier sidearm.  The knife measures 15 ¾ inches in total length with a stout 10 ½ inch long, 1 ½ inch wide spear point blade.  The iron ferruled grip is of dark green horn.  With lots of evidence of age, period use and originality, the knife remains solid with no loose components and is pleasing to the eye.  Housed in its scabbard of heavy leather with typical pressed geometric design of the period, the scabbard is fitted with a stitched on, studded frog for carrying with waist belt.  The scabbard, like the knife, offers good evidence of age with period use and carrying yet remains in solid and pleasing condition with good seams.  The belt stud appears to be from the tip of a deer antler. With all this said, a good look at our illustrations will serve best in describing this attractive old knife.  <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!


 Except that it came to us in a lot of circa 1860s / 1870s <I>cultch</I> can’t say much about this neat patriotic <I>stars & bars</I> paper hat except that with the exception of the folds it remains in fine unused condition with bright colors and no rips, tears or repairs.  Whether intended for political or patriotic purpose, this piece of 19th century ephemera will set in well with any period Americana grouping.  A good look at the printing and paper will satisfy as to age and originality.  <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 just over 15 inches in length, these slender black iron tongs should not be confused with later copies but are original and of the period.  We have left them just as they came to us after decades of storage offering a pleasing natural age patina and a bit of carbon <I>crust</I> on the jaws from period use.  Frequently referred to as <I>pipe tongs</I> this early utility was indeed popular among period smokers and are a favorite of modern day tobacciana collectors.  A more appropriate term though may be <I>ember tongs</I> as the tool was in fact used in retrieving a hot ember from the hearth not only to light ones pipe but to light a candle, lamp or for any use requiring additional fire. A nice companion item on the hearth in the kitchen or on the smoking table.   <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!



 An outstanding piece of Americana, this original <B>Boston Theater</B> broadside measures an easily displayable 21 ¾ X 8 inches wide and remains solid and in pleasing condition with no rips tears or stains and only some chipping at the edges.  This wonderful old entertainment broadside announces the <B>GLORIOUS ANNIVERSARY OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE - JULY 4TH 1850 </B> celebrated with the appearance of the famed <B> RAVEL FAMILY</B>of gymnasts, tight rope performers, skaters, ballet dancers and pantomimists.   First appearing in the U. S. in 1832, theater critics and even rival theater managers held the Ravels as unsurpassed variety performers.  Renowned the world over Boston quickly became one of their most successful venues. In 1850 the Ravel Family brought a troop of in excess of forty performers appearing at both the Boston Theater on Federal Street and the Boston Anthenaeum.   An outstanding piece of Americana!

Revolutionary War / Frontiersman - Rifle $650.00

 

19th century Patriotic Paper Hat $65.00

 

18th / mid 19th Century hand forged PIPE T $85.00

 

July 4th 1850 - BOSTON THEATER BROADSIDE $195.00

Our illustrations will do best to describe this nice old Civil War period oil tin except to advise that it stands 8 inches high and retains an unusual brass caped, slip on spout to aid in fueling smaller lighting utensils.  All original, period and remaining in pleasing condition, this piece of 19th century tinsmith work will display well.  As with <U>all direct sales</U>, we are pleased to offer a <B>no questions asked three day inspection with refund of the purchase price upon return as purchased!</B> Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !  A bit of a departure from our usual Civil War era fare but we have a particular appreciation for vintage labels and nothing sets off a saloon display, poker grouping or good old Americana hunting or fishing display like a vintage whiskey bottle.   Standing approximately 10 ¼ inches, embossed <B>THE DUFFY MALT WHISKEY COMPANY, ROCHESTER, N. Y. U. S. A.</B> and dated both on the label and on the bottle, both the original label and bottle remain in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, dings or tears.  A good cork stopper and it would make a neat carafe for your own favorite adult beverage.   As with <U>all direct sales</U>, we are pleased to offer a <B>no questions asked three day inspection with refund of the purchase price upon return as purchased!</B> Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !  


<b>The Photographic History of a Confederate and American Icon


Autographed by the author</b>


By Donald A. Hopkins. Published by Savas Beatie, El Dorado Hills, California, 2013. Hard cover, 7 x 10 1/4, with dust jacket, 195 pages, index, illustrated & autographed by the author. New condition.


Robert E. Lee is well known as a Confederate general and as an educator later in life, but most people are exposed to the same handful of images of one of America's most famous sons. It has been almost seven decades since anyone has attempted a serious study of Lee in photographs, and with Don Hopkins's painstakingly researched and lavishly illustrated Robert E. Lee in War and Peace, the wait is finally over.


Dr. Hopkins, a Mississippi surgeon and lifelong student of the Civil War and Southern history with a recent interest in Robert E. Lee's "from life" photographs, scoured manuscript repositories and private collections across the country to locate every known Lee image (61 in all) in existence today. The detailed text accompanying these images provides a sweeping history of Lee's life and a compelling discussion of antique photography, with biographical sketches of all of Lee's known photographers. The importance of information within the photographer's imprint or backmark is emphasized throughout the book. Hopkins offers a substantial amount of previously unknown information about these images, how each came to be, and the mistakes in fact and attributions other authors and writers have made describing photographs of Lee to the reading public. Many of the images in this book are being published for the first time.


In addition to a few rare photographs and formats that were uncovered during the research phase, the author offers- for the first time- definitive and conclusive attribution of the identity of the photographer of the well-known Lee "in the field" images, and reproduces a startling imperial size photograph of Lee made by Alexander Gardner of Washington, D.C.


Students of American history in general and the Civil War in particular, as well as collectors and dealers who deal with Civil War era photography, will find Hopkins's outstanding book a true contribution to the growing literature on the Civil War.



"This is an iconic revalation. In decades of photographic research, I have never seen several of these Lee images. Equally impressive is the background research that Hopkins employs to provide context and enriched meaning to each image. His work deserves to be acclaimed a milestone in Lee biography as well as in the broader field of Civil War photographic history." William C. Davis, award winning Civil War author, Virginia Center for Civil War Studies, Virginia Tech



"With the publication of Robert E. Lee in War and Peace: The Photographic History of a Confederate and American Icon, Donald Hopkins has accomplished an unprecedented and noteworthy feat: he has published every known photograph of Robert E. Lee in a single volume. It's a terrific browsing book, but for those who want more, Hopkins provides an exhaustive examination of each image and where it came from, and identifies the photographer, and everything known about the image. Being able to examine the full visual array of known images of Lee in a single fascinating volume, history students and Lee devotees alike will gain a better sense of one of the most idolized men in American history." Bob Zeller, President and Co-Founder of The Center for Civil War Photography

 


<b>With imprint of Vannerson & Jones, Richmond, Va.</b>


(1818-93) The 4th highest ranking officer in the Confederacy. Graduated #2 in the West Point class of 1838. Brevetted captain and major for gallantry in the Mexican War. He was in command at Charleston, S.C., in April 1861, during the bombardment and capture of Fort Sumter and rose to instant fame in the Confederacy. He also saw action at 1st Manassas, Shiloh, the 1863-64 Charleston, S.C. campaign, Bermuda Hundred and Petersburg. Beauregard was a railroad executive in the 1860's and early 1870's and later served as Commissioner of public works in New Orleans and Adjutant General of Louisiana.


Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Bust view in uniform. Backmark: Vannerson & Jones, Richmond, Va., with 2 cents orange George Washington tax stamp. Light age toning and wear.

Civil War era LAMP OIL TIN $75.00

 

Pat. 1886 dated – DUFFY’S PURE MALT WHIS $55.00

 

Robert E. Lee in War and Peace $45.00

 

CDV General P. G. T. Beauregard $150.00




<b>To the Chief Quartermaster, Department of the Gulf, New Orleans, La.</b>


7 1/2 x 9 3/4, in ink, on imprinted letter sheet, signed by Captain William McKim.


Assistant Quartermaster's Office

Boston, Mass., December 17th, 1863


Col. S.B. Holabird, U.S.A.

Chief Qr. Mr. Dept of the Gulf

New Orleans, La.


Colonel,


I have forwarded to you per Bark "P.R. Hazeltine" the Commissary stores described in the enclosed Invoice and Bill of Lading, which please deliver as addressed and advise me of their receipt.


I am Colonel

Very Respectfully

Your Obt S[v]t.

Wm. McKim

Capt. & A.Q.M.


Very fine.


William McKim, was commissioned captain, A.Q.M., August 3, 1861; promoted to colonel & quartermaster, August 2, 1864. He resigned from the U.S. Army on March 8, 1866. 

  


C.D.S., New Orleans, La., Feb. 21, 1863. The large black stamped "3" at the center indicates that 3 cents postage was due on the mailing of this envelope. Docketed at left edge, "Soldier's Letter, A.J. Willets, Surgeon, 176th Regt. N.Y. Vol." Addressed to, "George Leacole, care of Thaddeus Davids & Co., 127 William St., New York." Edge wear. Fine war date cover sent by a New York surgeon from New Orleans, Louisiana.


WBTS Trivia: The 176th New York Infantry Volunteers were known as the "Ironsides" regiment.


The regiment left the state under command of Colonel Charles C. Nott on Jan. 11, 1863, and embarked on transports for New Orleans, La.  On its arrival it was stationed in the defenses of New Orleans for several weeks and was attached to General Christopher C. Augur's division of the 19th corps, when that corps was organized.


It formed part of the garrison of New Orleans during the siege of Port Hudson, La., and took an active part in repelling the advance of the enemy under General Richard Taylor. During June, 1863, detachments of the regiment participated in the skirmishes at Pattersonville, La., Fourche Crossing, Thibodeaux, Fort Buchanan, Bayou Boeuff and Brashier City, La.


In the action at La Fourche Crossing, the regiment was commanded by Major Morgan and behaved most gallantly, in the actions at Fort Buchanan, on the Atchafalaya, and at Brashear City, the regiment met with serious disaster, over 400 men being captured. This 

disaster was not due to lack of bravery on the part of the men.


There was no one in command, but the men fought with all the bravery that could be expected. The loss of the regiment in the above actions amounted to 464 killed, wounded and captured or missing. In the spring of 1864, they were attached to the 3rd brigade, General Cuvier Grover's division, 19th army corps, it took part in General N.P. Banks Red River campaign, being engaged at Mansura and Simsport.


In July it returned to Virginia with the first two divisions of the 19th corps and took an active part in General Philip H. Sheridan's brilliant campaign in the Shenandoah Valley against General Jubal A. Early, including the battles of Berryville, the Opequan, Fisher's Hill, and Cedar 

Creek, Va.


Its loss at the Opequan was 47 killed, wounded and missing, and at Cedar Creek, 53. In the assault on Fisher's Hill it captured 4 guns from the enemy. It remained in the valley until January, 1865, when it was ordered to Savannah, Ga., with General Grover's 

division.


In March it was ordered with the division, now commanded by General Henry  W. Birge, to North Carolina, where it was temporarily attached to the 10th corps and took part in the final campaign of the Carolinas, ending with the surrender of General Joseph E. Johnston at Bennett's House, N.C.


Soon after this it returned to Georgia and was finally mustered out of the U.S. service at Savannah, Ga., on April 27, 1866.  The regiment lost during service 2 officers and 31 men killed and mortally wounded; 4 officers and 177 men died of wounds and other causes of whom 1 officer and 17 men died in the hands of the enemy.


Source: The Union Army, Vol. 2  


Light blue ribbon with black imprint and gold bullion tassels at the bottom. 53rd Massachusetts Co. "K" Vol. Inf., 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 19th Army Corps, Army of the Gulf. No pin. Light wear and aging.   


Shreveport, March 1, 1864. Vignette of three ships and fort at center. Liberty at left. About uncirculated condition.

1863 Letter From Assistant Quartermaster $25.00

 

War Date N. Y. Surgeon's Envelope Sent Fr $15.00

 

53rd Massachusetts Infantry Ribbon $35.00

 

1864 State of Louisiana 50 Cents Note $75.00

14 handmade filet lace insert squares circa 1900

This is a set of 7 and a different patterned set of 7 handmade filet lace squares, new old stock.  The lace squares all measure 2.25 inches square, design elements are floral.  The lace squares are in excellent unused condition.  These would be great to replace filet lace pieces on antique linens or for a project design of your own!

 5 handmade filet lace insert triangles circa 1900

This is a set of 5 handmade filet lace triangles, new old stock.  The lace squares measure 4.25 by 7.75 inches, design elements are floral.  The lace squares are in excellent unused condition.  These would be great to replace filet lace pieces on antique linens or for a project design of your own!

 7 handmade needle lace inserts circa 1900

This is a set of 7 new old stock needle lace inserts, they measure 4.75 inches in diameter.  They are in excellent, unused condition,  there is age related discoloration that will wash out.  These would be great to replace lace pieces on antique linens or for a project design of your own!

 


<b>Civil War Congressman and Senator from Illinois</b>


(1811-75) Born near Lexington, Ky., he attended Centre College at Danville, Ky., and Transylvania University, at Lexington, Ky., taught school, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1831 and practiced in Shelbyville, Illinois. He served as a member of the Illinois State House of Representatives, 1836-38, and 1844-46, and was speaker in 1844. Was a member of the Illinois State Senate, 1838-42. Was a presidential elector on the Democratic ticket in 1844. He fought in the Mexican War as a captain and was promoted to the rank of major. Served as U.S. Congressman, 1847-56, and 1861-63. Was the Chairman of the Committee on Territories. Served as U.S. Senator, 1863-65.


<u>Signature With Place</u>: 6 x 1 1/2, in ink, W.A. Richardson, Rushville, Ill. Cut slightly close at the top. Bold autograph.

14 handmade filet lace insert squares ci $12.00

 

5 handmade filet lace insert triangles c $20.00

 

7 handmade needle lace inserts circa 190 $20.00

 

Autograph, William A. Richardson $20.00




Civil War patriotic imprint done in red, white and blue in the design of an archway with the motto, "Liberty And Union" and the names of each state in the U.S. at the start of the Civil War. 5 1/2 x 3.


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


Group lot of five antique postcards in full color featuring the home of Abraham Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois, the only home that Mr. Lincoln ever owned. All cards have descriptive text and makers info on the reverse. #1: Abraham Lincoln's Home, Corner Eighth and Jackson, Springfield, Ill. Lincoln Lived Here from 1844-1861. #2: Abraham Lincoln's Home, Springfield, Illinois. #3: Dining Room, Abraham Lincoln's Home. #4: Dining Room, Abraham Lincoln's Home. #5: Kitchen, Abraham Lincoln's Home.  All cards are in excellent condition. Very nice collection.  


Used, 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 postcard, with illustration of monument with Confederate soldier holding musket. Confederate Lot, Lexington, Ky. C.D.S., Lexington, Ky., Feb. 8, 1909, with 1 cent Ben Franklin postage stamp. Light age toning and wear.    

This is a set of 6 new old stock needle lace inserts, they measure 3 inches in diameter.  They are in excellent, unused condition,  there is age related discoloration that will wash out.  These would be great to replace lace pieces on antique linens or for a project design of your own!

Liberty And Union $8.00

 

Abraham Lincoln Home in Springfield, Ill $25.00

 

1909 Postcard, Confederate Monument, Lex $5.00

 

6 handmade needle lace inserts circa 190 $12.00

12 handmade needle lace inserts circa 1900

This is a set of 12 new old stock needle lace inserts, they measure 2.25 by 4 inches in a triangle shape.  They are in excellent, unused condition, still stitched into their lot of 12 pieces, there is age related discoloration that will wash out.  These would be great to replace lace pieces on antique linens or for a project design of your own!

 24 handmade needle lace inserts circa 1900

This is a set of 24 new old stock needle lace inserts, they measure 1.25 inches in diameter.  They are in excellent, unused condition, still stitched into their lot of 12 pieces (there are 2 sets of 12 pieces each) there is age related discoloration that will wash out.  These would be great to replace lace pieces on antique linens or for a project design of your own!

 


Unused, 3 1/2 x 5 1/2, postcard, with beautiful full color embossed illustration. Female figure in robes with laurel wreath and a bronze tablet with striking bust view of President Abraham Lincoln and his birth and death years, 1809-1865. Floral display in the foreground. Circa early 1900's.  <b>and Medical Departments</b>


5 x 8, imprint.


War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, May 14, 1861


General Orders

No. 20


I..There will be added to the General Staff of the Army, four Quartermasters and eight Assistant Quartermasters, to be promoted and selected according to existing Laws and Regulations.


II..There will be added to the Medical Department of the Army, ten Surgeons and twenty Assistant Surgeons.


The Surgeons will be promoted according to existing Laws and Regulations from the Senior Assistant Surgeons, and the Assistant Surgeons will be appointed from civil life after having passed the usual examination by a Board from the Medical Department of the Army.


Due public notice of the appointment and time and place of meeting of the Board will be given.


By Order:


L. THOMAS

Adjutant General


Official:

Assistant Adjutant General


A couple of light stains and a vertical fold. Very early war Federal Army orders signed in print by Adjutant General Lorenzo Thomas.

12 handmade needle lace inserts circa 19 $19.00

 

24 handmade needle lace inserts circa 19 $15.00

 

President Abraham Lincoln Memorial Postc $10.00

 

1861 Orders Regarding Adding Officers to $10.00




Used, 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 postcard, with full color embossed vignette of a banner with spread winged eagle, crossed cannons artillery insignia, American flag, and the slogan, In Loving Memory. Copyright 1909, L.R. Conwell, N.Y. No postage stamp. C.D.S., Poughkepsie, N.Y., May 30, 1913.  


Authentic, original woodcut engraving that was published in the February 21, 1863 issue of Harper's Weekly. Caption: The Effects of the Proclamation; Freed Negroes Coming Into Our Lines at Newbern, North Carolina. 15 1/2 x 10 3/4. Harper's Weekly and date are printed in the margin. Historical 1863 illustration. 


WBTS Trivia: The Proclamation referred to in the caption is President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation which was issued on January 1, 1863.  <b>Are Confined


Original 1860 woodcut engravings of slaves!</b>


Authentic, original woodcut engravings that were published in the June 2, 1860 issue of Harper's Weekly. Captions: #1- The Princess Madia-[From A Daguerreotype]. #2- The Only Baby Among The Africans-[From A Daguerreotype]. #3- An African-[From A Daguerreotype]. #4- The Barracoon At Key West Where The Africans Are Confined-[From A Daguerreotype]. Includes some printed text regarding these illustrations. 10 1/2 x 16. Harper's Weekly and date are printed in the margin. Rare.   


(1801-1870) He entered the navy as Midshipman in 1810 after having been virtually adopted by Commodore David Porter. The friendship between the two families began when Porter's father was buried on the same day as Farragut's mother in New Orleans. He fought in the Mexican War and was awaiting orders at his Norfolk, Va. home when the Civil War broke out. Told that a person with Union sentiments could not live in Virginia, he packed up his family and Virginian wife and moved north. He was given command of the New Orleans expedition in December 1861, and helped capture the city in the spring of 1862. Promoted Rear Admiral in July 1862 for his success in opening up the Mississippi River to Vicksburg, he spent the next year in operations against Port Hudson, La., and returned to NYC in August 1863 to a hero's welcome. He returned to the Gulf in January 1864 to prepare for the assault on Mobile Bay, taking the port on August 5th. It was during this attack that Farragut was to have coined the famous expression, "damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead." He again returned to NYC, this time in failing health. The city gave him a public reception and $50,000 to purchase a home there, and on Dec. 23, 1864, he was promoted to Vice Admiral, the rank just having been established. He was one of the first to enter Richmond after it's capture. On July 25, 1866, he was promoted to full Admiral, the first in the U. S. Navy to ever hold that rank!


Wet plate, albumen photograph, mounted to 4 1/4 x 6 1/2 card. Standing view wearing his naval uniform, cap, 2 piece belt plate, with sword attached to belt. Backmark: Sarony & Co., N.Y. Light age toning and edge wear with a tiny thumbtack hole in the extreme upper border edge. Very fine.

G. A. R. Postcard, In Loving Memory $5.00

 

Freed Negroes Coming Into Our Lines at N $45.00

 

Slaves & The Barracoon at Key West, Flor $75.00

 

Photograph, Admiral David G. Farragut $100.00

Measuring 13 ½ inches over all with a 10 inch slip case of split leather over pasteboard, this attractive old straight razor strop remains in pleasing condition and yet with good evidence of age, period use and originality.  The original paper label offers a patent date of <B>1852</B> by <I>Geo. Saunders, Broadway, New York</I> who is listed in directories back to the 1840s as a barber and strop maker.   The label also provides directions as to use of the four sided leather covered strop to include dressing with a <I>little sperm oil</I>.  A nice item to lay in with Civil War era personal items or as a companion item for a single or grouping of period straight razors.  <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 !!


 Measuring approximately 3 X 6 1/2  inches and remaining in nice all original condition with no rips, tears or repairs, this 1864 presidential ballot for Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson was printed for use in the field in voting for the Lincoln / Johnson ticket under newly established absentee voting provisions.  With no federal statute addressing absentee voting, each state determined their own process for its soldiers' to vote.  California, Connecticut, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin establishing absentee voting procedures. Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Nevada, New Jersey, Oregon, and Rhode Island, did not pass legislation allowing soldiers to vote in the field.  The Ohio ticket offered here reflects that state’s process of balloting by home county. A nice piece of political 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 !   Harkening back to the days when folks gathered together in darkened country halls and city theaters to marvel at beautifully hand colored views offered by the turn of the century traveling <I>Magic Lantern</I> projectionist, this nicely slide show travel case offers its original content of 28 <B>McAllister Magic Lantern Slides</B>.  Each hand colored glass slide remains in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or condition issues.  As most of these patriotic sets have been broken up with individual views offered separately, <I>show</I> sets of the most popular and now most collectable Historic Americana and Patriotic War views are seldom found.  Included in this set are illustrative historical views from Columbus, the landing of the Pilgrims, Revolutionary War views to include Washington at Valley Forge, battle views and the Surrender Of Cornwallis.  Included are Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans then Civil War views to include Confederate artillerists active in the  Bombardment of Fort Sumter, Lincoln rallying the troops the Battle of Gettysburg and finally peace as illustrated by a pair of Union and Confederate veterans shaking hands before the American flag. 

With a sprinkling of attractive  Lady Liberty and Stars and Stripes views the collection is concluded by Spanish American War views.  Explosion of the Battleship Maine in Havana Harbor then views of land and sea battle round out the grouping with views current to the time in which the show would have been presented. As with <U>all direct sales</U>, we are pleased to offer a <B>no questions asked three day inspection with refund of the purchase price upon return as purchased!</B> Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !


 

 


<b>Colonel 15th Illinois Infantry during the Civil War


United States Congressman from Illinois</b>


(1815-74) He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1840, and commenced practice in Freeport, Illinois. Judge of the probate court of Stephenson County in 1842. Postmaster of Freeport in 1844. State district attorney in 1845. Established the first weekly newspaper in Stephenson County called the Prairie Democrat. Served as U.S. Congressman, 1847-49. Member of the Illinois State House of Representatives in 1854, serving as speaker of the house. Elected the first mayor of Freeport, Ill., in 1855. He was a delegate to the peace convention held in Washington, D.C., in 1861 in an effort to devise means to prevent the impending Civil War. Served as Colonel of the 15th Illinois Infantry, 1861-62. Was a member of the constitutional convention in 1863. 


<u>Signature With Place</u>: 6 x 1 3/4, in ink, Thos. J. Turner, Freeport, Ill. Light age toning.

Pat. 1852 G. SAUNDERS – ‘Metallic Tablet $75.00

 

original - 1864 Abraham Lincoln PRESIDEN $145.00

 

MAGIC LANTERN SLIDE SHOW– Pilgrims – Re $335.00

 

Autograph, Thomas J. Turner $25.00




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