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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.  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!

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 ci $12.00

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.    


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.

5 handmade filet lace insert triangles c $20.00

 

7 handmade needle lace inserts circa 190 $20.00

 

Autograph, William A. Richardson $20.00

 

Liberty And Union $8.00




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!

 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!

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 19 $19.00

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. 


 


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.

24 handmade needle lace inserts circa 19 $15.00

 

President Abraham Lincoln Memorial Postc $10.00

 

1861 Orders Regarding Adding Officers to $10.00

 

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




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.  Measuring 13 ˝ 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 !!

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

 

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

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.  


<b>The Little Giant!


U.S. Senator from Illinois


Ran for president in 1860 against Abraham Lincoln</b>


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


<u>Autograph With Place</u>; 5 1/4 x 1 1/4, in ink, S.A. Douglas, Chicago, Ills.

original - 1864 Abraham Lincoln PRESIDEN $145.00

 

MAGIC LANTERN SLIDE SHOW– Pilgrims – Re $335.00

 

Autograph, Thomas J. Turner $25.00

 

Autograph, Stephen A. Douglas $125.00




<b>Original 1860 woodcut engraving of slaves!</b>


Authentic, original woodcut engraving that was published in the June 2, 1860 issue of Harper's Weekly. Caption above the illustration: The Africans Of The Slave Bark "Wildfire," From Our Correspondent," and caption below: "The Slave Deck Of The Bark "Wildfire" Brought Into Key West On April 30, 1860. From a Daguerreotype." Lengthy descriptive text below the illustration that is dated from Key West, Florida, May 20, 1860. 10 3/4 x 16. Harper's Weekly and date are printed in the margin. In less than a year from the time this illustration was published the United States would be fighting a devastating, and ruthless Civil War with the horrible institution of slavery being one of the central issues. Rare and historic 1860 slave illustration!    


<b>1863 Philadelphia imprint</b>


(1826-85) Graduated in the West Point class of 1846 and fought in the Mexican War. Hailed at the beginning of the Civil War as the "Young Napoleon," he proved to be a brilliant military organizer, administrator, and trainer of men, but an officer totally lacking in the essential qualities of successful command of large forces in battle. He saw action at Rich Mountain, W.V., in the 1862 Virginia Peninsular campaign and at the battle of Antietam, the bloodiest single day in American history. He was defeated for the presidency in 1864 by Abraham Lincoln.


Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Bust view in uniform with rank of major general. 1863 imprint on the front mount, F. Gutekunst, 704 & 706 Arch St., Philadelphia. Backmark: F. Gutekunst, Philadelphia, with 2 cents blue George Washington U.S. Inter. Rev. tax stamp. Very fine, sharp quality image.  


Unused, 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 postcard, with full color illustration of the General McClellan Statue, in Washington, D.C. Published by A.C. Bosselman & Co., New York. Very fine. Circa early 1900's.   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!

The Slave Deck of the Bark Wildfire Brou $125.00

 

CDV General George B. McClellan $125.00

 

General George B. McClellan Monument, Wa $2.00

 

24 handmade needle lace inserts circa 19 $15.00

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!

 12 handmade filet lace insert squares circa 1900

This is a set of 12 handmade filet lace squares, new old stock.  The lace squares measure 2.25 inches square, design elements are floral.  The lace squares are in excellent unused condition, they are still with the original paper and thread holding them in their lot of 12.  These would be great to replace filet lace pieces on antique linens or for a project design of your own!

 12 handmade filet lace insert squares circa 1900

This is a set of 12 handmade filet lace squares, new old stock.  The lace squares measure 1.75 inches square, design elements are floral.  The lace squares are in excellent unused condition, they are still with the original paper and thread holding them in their lot of 12.  These would be great to replace filet lace pieces on antique linens or for a project design of your own!

 12 handmade filet lace insert squares circa 1900

This is a set of 12 handmade filet lace squares, new old stock.  The lace squares measure 1.75 inches square, design elements are floral.  The lace squares are in excellent unused condition, they are still with the original paper and thread holding them in their lot of 12.  These would be great to replace filet lace pieces on antique linens or for a project design of your own!

24 handmade needle lace inserts circa 19 $15.00

 

12 handmade filet lace insert squares ci $10.00

 

12 handmade filet lace insert squares ci $10.00

 

12 handmade filet lace insert squares ci $10.00




<b>Includes Map of the Scene and Plan of the Battle of Port Royal, S.C.</b>


8 pages. The Great Naval Expedition. The Latest War News. The Possession of Beaufort, S.C. Celebrate the Union Victories. THE WAR FOR THE UNION. Dismissal of Gen. Fremont's Staff. Great Fright at Richmond. Reconnaissance's of Rebel Position. The Piketon Victory. Trade to be Opened with the South. Great Product of Arms at Springfield. The Chicopee Works Taken Possession of by the Government. The Arming of Union Men of Color. The Secretary of War's Opinion. Cameron's Frank Talk at Springfield. Stampede From Rebeldom. General Heintzelman's Division. Runaway Negroes. Beaufort to be a Port of Entry. No More Slave Catching by Our Troops. Conviction of a Slaver. The Rising in East Tennessee. Five Railroad Bridges Burned. The Cumberland Bridge Destroyed. Great Alarm Among the Traitors. Gen. Zollicoffer in Peril. News From the North Potomac. Arrest of Gen. McKinstry. The Fight at Piketon. The Great Expedition. Rebel Accounts of the Action. The Effect upon the Fire Eaters. Their Rage at Their Defeat. The Black Flag Raised by the Fiends. Union Prisoners to be Murdered. Col. Corcoran, Three Captains, and 18 Lieutenants Selected for Death. If the Savannah's Crew is Condemned, They Will be Hung. The Vessels Engaged in the Action. Sketches of Gen. Sherman and Staff. The Fleet at Beaufort. From Missouri. Gen. Hunter's First Official Orders. His Policy During the Kansas Invasions. Gen. Lane and the Irrepressible Negro. Tribute to a Dead Soldier. Col. Cochrane's Speech. Another Rebel Account of the Port Royal Battle. Map of Port Royal. Scene and Plan of the Battle. More content. Edge chipping and light wear.     


Civil War patriotic imprint with full color vignette of a tree with numerous American flags in its branches with the names of the states of the U.S. on them. "Union" is in large red, white and blue stars and stripes letters to the right, and a verse below the tree reads, "Traitor! spare that Tree, Cleave not a single bough, In youth it sheltered me, and I'll protect it now." Published by Mumford & Co., Cincinnati. 5 1/2 x 3 1/4. 


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


(1826-85) Graduated in the West Point class of 1846 and fought in the Mexican War. Hailed at the beginning of the Civil War as the "Young Napoleon," he proved to be a brilliant military organizer, administrator, and trainer of men, but an officer totally lacking in the essential qualities of successful command of large forces in battle. He saw action at Rich Mountain, W.V., in the 1862 Virginia Peninsular campaign and at the battle of Antietam, the bloodiest single day in American history. He was defeated for the presidency in 1864 by Abraham Lincoln.


Wet plate, albumen cabinet card photograph, mounted to 4 1/4 x 6 1/2 card. Bust view in civilian attire. Warren's imprint on the front mount. Period ink inscription below the portrait, "Genl. George B. McClellan, U.S." Backmark: Warren's Portraits, 465 Washington St., Boston. Very fine image.  


<b>Autographed by the author</b>


By William A. Frassanito. Published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Hardcover with dust jacket, 304 pages, profusely illustrated. The dust jacket shows light discoloration and light wear. This book is from my own personal library and it has been autographed and presented to me by my old Gettysburg colleague, Bill Frassanito as follows, "Gettysburg, Pa., December 17, 1984, To Len- With best wishes, William A. Frassanito." My personal embossed library stamp is below the signature at the bottom corner of the page, "Library Of Leonard Rosa." The book is in excellent condition. An extremely desirable book which is a must have for any Antietam or Civil War Photographic library. This hardcover edition is long out of print.


In September of 1862, following Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's victory at Second Manassas, the Southern army turned northward in its first great invasion of the Civil War. The opposing Union army was commanded by Gen. George B. McClellan. In the battle that ensued in the fields and woods surrounding Sharpsburg, Maryland, and along Antietam Creek, 26,000 Union and Confederate soldiers were killed or wounded, making September 17, 1862, the bloodiest single day in American history- a distinction that has never been equaled.


Immediately following the battle two seasoned photographers, Alexander Gardner and James F. Gibson, recorded ninety five scenes of the freshly scarred battlefield and its environs. Their studies of dead soldiers were the first the American public had ever seen depicting the true carnage of war, and an exhibition of their work in a New York art gallery a month after the battle prompted a reporter to comment that if the photographers had not "brought bodies and laid them in our door-yards and along streets, they had done something very like it."


With the same analytical skill and meticulous historical research that earned his first book, Gettysburg, so much critical acclaim, William A. Frassanito re-creates the battle of Antietam through its photographs. By documenting the photographer, date, and camera location for each view, Frassanito provides a definitive report on the Antietam photographs and highlights Antietam's role as a landmark in the visual documentation of war.


Frassanito's treatment of the Antietam photographs, however, goes beyond the battle plan and the history of photography. To convey the personal tragedy that lies behind each photograph of the "Dead at Antietam," the talented author presents vignettes of some of the common soldiers who fought and died in the battle. Offering glimpses into men's private lives- their activities before the war, their military training and experiences, how their families coped with their deaths- Frassanito introduces us to the true subjects of Gardner's and Gibson's work at Antietam.


William A. Frassanito has been studying Civil War photography since the age of nine. He was educated at Gettysburg College and received his master's degree in American cultural history from the Cooperstown Graduate Program. He served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army in both Germany and in Vietnam, where he was awarded the Bronze Star, he was assigned to the Joint Chiefs of Staff as an intelligence analyst. He is also the author of Gettysburg; A Journey in Time.


Front cover illustration: The grave of John Marshall, Company L, 28th Pennsylvania, by Alexander Gardner, September 19 or 20, 1862.


Back cover illustration: Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, Maryland.

New York Daily Tribune, November 15, 186 $45.00

 

The Union Tree $8.00

 

Photograph, General George B. McClellan $50.00

 

Antietam, The Photographic Legacy of Ame $50.00




<b>Original 1859 woodcut engravings of slaves!</b>


Authentic, original woodcut engravings that were published on the front page of the November 19, 1859 issue of Harper's Weekly. EFFECT OF JOHN BROWN'S INVASION AT THE SOUTH! #1: "Much Obliged To Dar Ar Possum Wattomie For Dese Pikes He Gin Us- Dey's Turrible Handy To Dig Tatters Wid." #2: "What's Dem Fool Niggers Fraid On? I'd Like Ter See One O' Dem Folks Ondertake To Carry Me Off, I Would!" #3: A Southern Planter Arming His Slaves To Resist Invasion. 11 x 15 3/4. Harper's Weekly, date and their ornate illustrated mast head at the top. Historic and extremely desirable 1859 dated John Brown Invasion related illustrations on the entire front page of Harper's Weekly. Suitable for framing or display. RARE!  12 handmade filet lace insert squares circa 1900

This is a set of 12 handmade filet lace squares, new old stock.  The lace squares measure 1.75 inches square, design elements are floral.  The lace squares are in excellent unused condition, they are still with the original paper and thread holding them in their lot of 12.  These would be great to replace filet lace pieces on antique linens or for a project design of your own!

 8 handmade needle lace inserts circa 1900

This is a set of 8 new old stock needle lace inserts, they measure 2.25 inches square.  They are in excellent, unused condition.  These would be great to replace lace pieces on antique linens or for a project design of your own!

 12 handmade needle lace inserts circa 1900

This is a set of 12 new old stock needle lace inserts, they measure 2.25 inches square.  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!

Effect of John Brown's Invasion at the S $150.00

 

12 handmade filet lace insert squares ci $10.00

 

8 handmade needle lace inserts circa 190 $10.00

 

12 handmade needle lace inserts circa 19 $15.00

12 handmade filet lace insert squares circa 1900

This is a set of 12 handmade filet lace squares, new old stock.  The lace squares measure 2.75 inches square, design elements are floral.  The lace squares are in excellent unused condition, they are still with the original paper and thread holding them in their lot of 12.  These would be great to replace filet lace pieces on antique linens or for a project design of your own!

 12 handmade needle lace inserts circa 1900

This is a set of 12 new old stock needle lace inserts, they measures a bit over 1.75 inches square.  They are in excellent, unused condition, still stitched into their lot of 12 pieces.  These would be great to replace lace pieces on antique linens or for a project design of your own!

Price $12.00

 


5 x 8, imprint.


War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, August 12, 1865


Memorandum


It has been decided that the men of the Signal Corps shall be considered, as regards payment of balance of bounty, on the same footing of Volunteers.


They will therefore be entitled to receive the balance of bounty in the same way as Volunteers, under the recent orders for discharge on account of their services being no longer required.


OFFICIAL:


Assistant Adjutant General


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


 


<b>With Rare Vicksburg, Mississippi Imprint</b>


(1827-1894) He graduated in the West Point Class of 1852. Commissioned Colonel 27th New York Infantry in May 1861. He fought at 1st Bull Run where he was wounded, and later commanded a division in the 1862 Virginia Peninsular campaign, and in the battles of 2nd Bull Run and Antietam. Promoted to the command of the XII Corps, Gen. Slocum led them at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. He went west to command the District of Vicksburg, and then took part in the Atlanta campaign, General William T. Sherman's March to the Sea, and the 1865 Carolina's campaign.


Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Bust view in uniform with rank of major general. Backmark: Washington Gallery, Odd Fellows Hall, Vicksburg, Miss. Light age toning and wear. Card mount is slightly trimmed. Rare to find with this Vicksburg imprint.

12 handmade filet lace insert squares ci $12.00

 

12 handmade needle lace inserts circa 19 $12.00

 

Memorandum Regarding Bounty For Signal C $10.00

 

CDV General Henry W. Slocum $150.00

8 handmade filet lace insert butterflies circa 1900

This is a set of 8 handmade filet lace butterflies, new old stock.  The lace butterflies measure 1.75 by 3 inches.  The lace butterflies 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!

 12 handmade filet lace insert squares circa 1900

This is a set of 12 handmade filet lace squares, new old stock.  The lace squares measure a bit under 2 inches square, design elements are floral.  The lace squares are in excellent unused condition, they are still with the original paper and thread holding them in their lot of 12.  These would be great to replace filet lace pieces on antique linens or for a project design of your own!

 12 handmade filet lace insert squares circa 1900

This is a set of 12 handmade filet lace squares, new old stock.  The lace squares measure a bit under 2 inches square, design elements are floral.  The lace squares are in excellent unused condition, they are still with the original paper and thread holding them in their lot of 12.  These would be great to replace filet lace pieces on antique linens or for a project design of your own!

 12 handmade filet lace insert squares circa 1900

This is a set of 12 handmade filet lace squares, new old stock.  The lace squares measure a bit under 2 inches square, design elements are floral.  The lace squares are in excellent unused condition, they are still with the original paper and thread holding them in their lot of 12.  These would be great to replace filet lace pieces on antique linens or for a project design of your own!

8 handmade filet lace insert butterflies $24.00

 

12 handmade filet lace insert squares ci $10.00

 

12 handmade filet lace insert squares ci $10.00

 

12 handmade filet lace insert squares ci $10.00

12 handmade filet lace insert squares circa 1900

This is a set of 12 handmade filet lace squares, new old stock.  The lace squares measure a bit under 2 inches square, design elements are floral.  The lace squares are in excellent unused condition, they are still with the original paper and thread holding them in their lot of 12.  These would be great to replace filet lace pieces on antique linens or for a project design of your own!

  12 handmade filet lace insert hearts circa 1900

This is a set of 11 handmade filet lace hearts, new old stock.  The lace hearts measure 2.25 by 3 inches, design elements are floral.  The top heart has one broken bridge, the other 10 lace hearts are in excellent unused condition, they are still with the original paper and thread holding them in their lot of 11.  These would be great to replace filet lace pieces on antique linens or for a project design of your own!

 12 handmade filet lace insert squares circa 1900

This is a set of 12 handmade filet lace squares, new old stock.  The lace squares measure 2.25 by 2.5 inches square, design elements are floral.  The lace squares are in excellent unused condition, they are still with the original paper and thread holding them in their lot of 12.  These would be great to replace filet lace pieces on antique linens or for a project design of your own!

 12 handmade filet lace insert squares circa 1900

This is a set of 12 handmade filet lace squares, new old stock.  The lace squares measure 2.25 by 2.5 inches square, design elements are floral.  The lace squares are in excellent unused condition, they are still with the original paper and thread holding them in their lot of 12.  These would be great to replace filet lace pieces on antique linens or for a project design of your own!

12 handmade filet lace insert squares ci $10.00

 

12 handmade filet lace insert hearts cir $22.00

 

12 handmade filet lace insert squares ci $10.00

 

12 handmade filet lace insert squares ci $10.00




Time Life Books, Alexandria, Va., 1997. 10 1/4 x 10 1/4, hardcover with dust jacket, 168 pages, illustrated, index. Brand new condition.


This book is by and of the soldiers and civilians who experienced the struggle for Vicksburg. Through their words and images you can relieve the intense emotions, the terrifying rush of events, the horrors- and even the humor- of this protracted, bloody campaign. You hold in your hands an album of personal recollections, embellished with drawings, maps, photographs of artifacts, and especially, images of the people.


To compile this special volume, we combed hundreds of sources, both published and unpublished.  We had invaluable help from a 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. Lieutenant Samuel H.M. Byers of the 5th Iowa Infantry, on the fierce fighting of Champion's Hill, said: "Pretty soon a musket ball struck me fair in the breast. I am dead, now, I said, almost aloud. It felt as if someone had struck me with a club. I stepped back a few paces and sat down on a log to finish up with the world...My emotions I have almost forgotten. I remember only that something said to me, It is honorable to die so. I had not a thought of friends, or of home, or of religion. The stupendous things going on around me filled my mind." 


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. 


So here you find living testimony of the grim, drawn-out struggle for the geographic linchpin of the Confederacy. As you look into the eyes and read the words of the soldiers who fought over Vicksburg, and the townsfolk who endured in the midst of the strife, perhaps it will be possible to understand the extremes of emotion to which combatants and civilians alike were pushed.  


Cover Photograph: Union bombproofs and dugouts riddling the once beautiful grounds and bountiful gardens of Wexford Lodge on the outskirts of Vicksburg typify the underground shelters resorted to by people on both sides during the 47 day siege of that key Mississippi city. 


Cover quotation: "War, terrible war, had come to our very hearthstone." Alice Shirley.  12 handmade filet lace insert squares circa 1900

This is a set of 12 handmade filet lace squares, new old stock.  The lace squares measure 2 inches square, design elements are floral.  The lace squares are in excellent unused condition, they are still with the original paper and thread holding them in their lot of 12.  These would be great to replace filet lace pieces on antique linens or for a project design of your own!

 12 handmade filet lace insert squares circa 1900

This is a set of 12 handmade filet lace squares, new old stock.  The lace squares measure 2 inches square, design elements are floral.  The lace squares are in excellent unused condition, they are still with the original paper and thread holding them in their lot of 12.  These would be great to replace filet lace pieces on antique linens or for a project design of your own!

 12 handmade filet lace insert squares circa 1900

This is a set of 12 handmade filet lace squares, new old stock.  The lace squares measure 2 inches square, design elements are floral.  The lace squares are in excellent unused condition, they are still with the original paper and thread holding them in their lot of 12.  These would be great to replace filet lace pieces on antique linens or for a project design of your own!

Voices of the Civil War, Vicksburg $35.00

 

12 handmade filet lace insert squares ci $10.00

 

12 handmade filet lace insert squares ci $10.00

 

12 handmade filet lace insert squares ci $10.00

12 handmade filet lace insert squares circa 1900

This is a set of 12 handmade filet lace squares, new old stock.  The lace squares measure 2 inches square, design elements are floral.  The lace squares are in excellent unused condition, they are still with the original paper and thread holding them in their lot of 12.  These would be great to replace filet lace pieces on antique linens or for a project design of your own!

 12 handmade filet lace insert squares circa 1900

This is a set of 12 handmade filet lace squares, new old stock.  The lace squares measure 2 inches square, design elements are floral.  The lace squares are in excellent unused condition, they are still with the original paper and thread holding them in their lot of 12.  These would be great to replace filet lace pieces on antique linens or for a project design of your own!

 12 handmade filet lace insert squares circa 1900

This is a set of 12 handmade filet lace squares, new old stock.  The lace squares measure 2 inches square, design elements are floral.  The lace squares are in excellent unused condition, they are still with the original paper and thread holding them in their lot of 12.  These would be great to replace filet lace pieces on antique linens or for a project design of your own!

 10 handmade filet lace insert squares circa 1900

This is a set of 10 handmade filet lace squares, new old stock.  The lace squares measure 3.5 inches square, design elements are floral.  The lace squares are in excellent unused condition, they are still with the original paper and thread holding them in their lot of 10 though they are starting to come loose from the lot a bit.  These would be great to replace filet lace pieces on antique linens or for a project design of your own!

12 handmade filet lace insert squares ci $10.00

 

12 handmade filet lace insert squares ci $10.00

 

12 handmade filet lace insert squares ci $10.00

 

10 handmade filet lace insert squares ci $20.00




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