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A remnant from the relic accumulation of a long defunct Civil War veteran, Grand Army of the Republic hall, this <I>cut-down</I> to musketoon length rifle started life as a standard British export Pattern of 1853 Enfield. The second most widely used weapon of the American Civil War, and the most widely used weapon of the Confederates, exports of the arm to America were of private manufacture and as such were <U>devoid of the telltale British <I>Broad-Arrow</I></U> mark which denoted British government ownership.  The import pattern lock plate bore the familiar crown behind the hammer with the maker or simply <B>TOWER</B> ahead of the hammer over the manufacture date. This example is so marked with <B>TOWER</B> over an especially desirable <B>1861</B> manufacture date.  The barrel measures 26 5/8 inches and is British proof marked at the breach with <B>25</B> and <B>25</B>, all correct for the Civil War export arm. We found no other markings on the gun save rack numbers on the brass butt plate tang. The reader will do well to study our photo illustrations for condition and variances as while the gun will clean to excellent, in the name of originality and to preserve the integrity of alterations as truly period, we are offering the piece un-touched and as acquired after being tucked away decades ago in a country G. A. R. hall.  Shortened to musketoon length with a <B> U. S. Mod. 1863</B> hammer* as an interesting <I>make do</I> replacement, all are clearly period alterations with the exception of an earlier post Civil War front sight, which seems to indicate some <I>sporting</I> use after the war.  The gun retains its original adjustable rear sight. (*Not an unheard of Confederate alteration as Union arms and their parts were utilized when the opportunity arose.) While its precise history must be left to speculation the piece is clearly a trophy of the late war with some post war sporting use the arm, thought well enough of, to have been passed to the GAR who set the relic away for safe keeping upon demise of the Post. A neat old Civil War collectable offered at a reasonable price. <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!


<U>A note about firearms:</U>   WE SUPPORT RESPONSIBLE CONTROL OF MODERN FIREARMS AND EMPHASIZE HERE THAT THIS PIECE IS CONSIDERED AN ANTIQUE / COLLECTABLE AND IS THEREFORE OUTSIDE  RESTRICTIONS APPLICABLE TO COVERED (MODERN) FIREARMS. THE PIECE IS OFFERED AS A HISTORICAL COLLECTABLE ONLY AND THOUGH MECHANICALLY OPERABLE, IS NOT TO BE CONSIDERED  FIREABLE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.  <U>PURCHASE OF THIS ITEM WILL CONSTITUTE A FULL UNDERSTANDING OF AND AGREEMENT WITH  THE ABOVE. </U>




 An especially nice <U>serial numbered</U>, (#V6145) Grand Army of the Republic membership medal with <I>Post Commander Device</I>.  This especially attractive Patent of 1886 marked Civil War veteran medal is offered here direct from years of storage and is untouched with, sharp edges, a rich natural age patina and original  suspension ribbon.  Per G. A. R. requirements, these handsome medals were cast from the bronze of Confederate cannon.  ( This medal will come with a nice color facsimile of an original issue envelope face attesting to use of captured Confederate cannon metal.)   An attractive memento from a time when the G.A.R.  was the most influential group in the country. <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!


 H 37in. x D 10in WITH CURVED GLASS

CIRCA 1920

REWIRED TO CODE  H 28in. x D 8in.

MORE AVAILABLE....CIRCAL 1950

CLOSED EXPLOSION PROOF GLASS

Civil War import G. A. R. Hall Tower ‘Mu $495.00

 

Civil War Vet. - GAR MEMBERSHIP MEDAL $225.00

 

BRASS PERIOD HALL LANTERN $1800.00

 

INDUSTRIAL PENDANT LIGHT $950.00

H 38in. x D 11in.

FABULOUS OLD GLASS CIRCA 1930 OR EARLIER  H 48in. x D 18in.  H 9in. x W 8in. x D 15in.

GREAT INDUSTRIAL PIECE  H 28in. x W 48in. x W 14in.

HEAVY DUTY DOUBLE HEADED

ART GLASS LIGHT $2400.00

 

INDUSTRIAL LIGHT $400.00

 

MERCURY GLASS WALL LIGHT $750.00

 

VINTAGE FACTORY LIGHT $1500.00




(1824-1902) Was born in Baden, Germany. He graduated from a military academy at Karlsruhe in 1843, and became a subaltern in the service of Grand Duke Leopold. During the 1848 insurrections he acted as minister of war for the revolutionary forces which were overthrown by the Prussians. He fled to New York in 1852. During the years before the war he taught school and held a major's commission in the 5th New York Militia. Sigel became a brigadier general on August 7, 1861, and a major general on March 22, 1862. Despite his military shortcomings, he did much to unify the large German population of the Northern states and contributed thousands of recruits to the Union ranks. "I fights mit Sigel," became almost a password among the Dutch and his influence with them never waned. He performed well at the capture of Camp Jackson, and the engagement at Carthage, Mo. At Elkhorn Tavern he contributed greatly to the Union victory. He saw action in the 2nd Bull Run campaign, and later commanded the Department of West Virginia. In 1864, he had the misfortune to fight the battle of New Market, Va., against the cadets of the Virginia Military Institute, by whom he was soundly trounced.


<u>Card Signature With Rank</u>: 3 3/4 x 2 1/8, in ink. F. Sigel, late Maj. G. of Vols., New York, March 11th, 1869. Very fine.  


(1824-1902) Was born in Baden, Germany. He graduated from a military academy at Karlsruhe in 1843, and became a subaltern in the service of Grand Duke Leopold. During the 1848 insurrections he acted as minister of war for the revolutionary forces which were overthrown by the Prussians. He fled to New York in 1852. During the years before the war he taught school and held a major's commission in the 5th New York Militia. Sigel became a brigadier general on August 7, 1861, and a major general on March 22, 1862. Despite his military shortcomings, he did much to unify the large German population of the Northern states and contributed thousands of recruits to the Union ranks. "I fights mit Sigel," became almost a password among the Dutch and his influence with them never waned. He performed well at the capture of Camp Jackson, and the engagement at Carthage, Mo. At Elkhorn Tavern he contributed greatly to the Union victory. He saw action in the 2nd Bull Run campaign, and later commanded the Department of West Virginia. In 1864, he had the misfortune to fight the battle of New Market, Va., against the cadets of the Virginia Military Institute, by whom he was soundly trounced.


Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 3 7/8 card. Full standing view in uniform with rank of major general. No imprint. Mount is slightly trimmed. Very fine.  


Vignette of General Franz Sigel on horseback with his sword in the charge position. F. Sigel is printed below the vignette, on the obverse. Patriotic reverse with a Union shield and the motto, "Union For Ever" and the year 1863. Very fine. Scarce.


<u>General Franz Sigel</u>: (1824-1902) Was born in Baden, Germany. He graduated from a military academy at Karlsruhe in 1843, and became a subaltern in the service of Grand Duke Leopold. During the 1848 insurrections he acted as minister of war for the revolutionary forces which were overthrown by the Prussians. He fled to New York in 1852. During the years before the war he taught school and held a major's commission in the 5th New York Militia. Sigel became a brigadier general on August 7, 1861, and a major general on March 22, 1862. Despite his military shortcomings, he did much to unify the large German population of the Northern states and contributed thousands of recruits to the Union ranks. "I fights mit Sigel," became almost a password among the Dutch and his influence with them never waned. He performed well at the capture of Camp Jackson, and the engagement at Carthage, Mo. At Elkhorn Tavern he contributed greatly to the Union victory. He saw action in the 2nd Bull Run campaign, and later commanded the Department of West Virginia. In 1864, he had the misfortune to fight the battle of New Market, Va., against the cadets of the Virginia Military Institute, by whom he was soundly trounced. 


 Height:	29 in. (73.66 cm)

Width:	50 in. (127 cm)

Depth:	50 in. (127 cm)

Country of Origin:	USA

Style:	Contemporary	

Year:	c. 1890


Perfectly Scaled American round 60" 

Walnut Dining Table.   Elegant and substantial. Beautifully grained with classic base.    


Leaves may be for an additional cost.

Autograph, General Franz Sigel

 

CDV, General Franz Sigel

 

1863 Civil War Patriotic Token, General

 

Antique Classic Round Pedestal Dining Ta $3500.00

Height:	93 in. (236.22 cm)

Width:	63 in. (160.02 cm)

Depth:	19 in. (48.26 cm)

Country of Origin:	USA

Style:	American Aesthetic

Maker:	Pottier & Stymus

Condition:	Restored

Year:	c. 1870


An important American Aesthetic ebonized and paint-decorated parlor cabinet bearing an ink inscription of five a digit inventory number and "Pullman", by Pottier & Stymus, New York circa 1870. This fine cabinet features beveled mirror backs, a stepped superstructure with central pediment and anthemion crests, columnar supports and arched mirror plates. The breakfronted base with blocked frieze and cabinet doors is adorned with Muses.  


Eagle in flight with stars above and the year 1863 on the obverse. I. Rees, 401 Central Ave., Cincinnati, O.[hio] on the reverse. Fine.  


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


War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, November 13, 1863


General Orders

No. 365


The following named non-commissioned officers and privates, having been duly examined and declared unfit for further field service, but fit for duty in the Invalid Corps, are hereby transferred from their respective Regiments and Companies to the Invalid Corps, to take effect November 15, 1863, and from and after that date will be dropped from their Regimental rolls. Commanding officers of Companies to which these men have heretofore belonged will at once furnish the Provost Marshal General, at Washington, a descriptive list, clothing account, and complete military history in each case. This lengthy document lists each soldier with name, rank, company and regiment. By Order of the Secretary of War. Signed in print by E.D. Townsend, Assistant Adjutant General. There are two very tiny punch holes at the left edge not affecting any of the content. Edge chipping to left edge and a small stain at the upper corner of the pages, again not affecting the content.  


Civil War patriotic imprint with full color illustration of an American flag with the stars in the blue field formed into a star. 5 1/2 x 2 3/4.


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

Antique American Aesthetic Ebonized Parl $28000.00

 

1863 Civil War Merchant Token, I. Rees,

 

1863 Orders Transferring Soldiers to the

 

American Flag With Star Design




Civil War patriotic imprint with vignette of an angel wearing a robe adorned with stars holding a standard with liberty cap on top and a riband with the slogan, "The Union Now, Henceforth, Forever Amen!" The outer edges are trimmed in red and blue. 5 1/2 x 3. Published by Mumford & Co. [Cincinnati].


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Civil War patriotic imprint with illustration of crossed American and British flags. Motto below, "May The Bonds Of Friendship Cemented by years of friendly intercourse, and a common interest, Never Be Broken." Imprint of Young, Lockwood & Co., Buffalo. 5 1/2 x 3.


***See our Patriotic Imprints section to read more information about this item.   <b>and Historical Documents</b>


From the E.M. Bruce Collection. Compliments of Passenger Department, Southern Pacific, Sunset Route. Cumming & Son, Printers, Houston, Texas. 32 pages, illustrated. Soft covers, 9 3/4 x 6. Circa 1880's. Age toning, scattered staining, and some paper loss to page edges which doesn't affect the content. The covers and pages were laminated at some point to protect them from further wear and tear.


All the signatures and documents contained in this book are copied from the originals out of an album now in the possession of Geo. S. Bruce, Houston, Texas, with the exception of the signers to the Montgomery constitution and the order of surrender of Gen. Jos. E. Johnston, both of which are copied from the originals.


The book includes an introduction which closes with the following words: "The men who wore the gray will be enshrined in our hearts forever. Their memory can never fade...Southern mothers always will tell her sons and daughters of the glorious days of the Confederacy when Lee and Jackson and Stuart and Morgan held the bridge against the whole Northern Army. Sons, daughters and children of the Confederacy keep a perpetual remembrance of the deeds of those who suffered for us that it may aid in the establishment of truth, and hasten the triumph of virtue. Let us never forget the splendid men who fought to uphold a principle. Their heritage was one of blood. Ours is the glory of their fame and a love that endureth forever."  


The book exhibits over 200 facsimile signatures including the Confederate Cabinet led by President Jefferson Davis, and Vice President Alexander H. Stephens, Congressmen from the States of North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Texas and the Cherokee and Seminole Nations. It also includes facsimile signatures of some officers of the Confederacy such as Robert E. Lee, Joseph E. Johnston, John C. Breckenridge, John B. Gordon and Raphael Semmes, the Kentucky War Governor and Secretary of State, an 1864 Kentucky election ticket, the signatures to the C.S.A. Constitution adopted at Montgomery, Alabama, the surrender order of General Joseph E. Johnston to his troops, and there is even a copy of the original pass issued to Mrs. [E.M.] Bruce, by President Abraham Lincoln which reads as follows, "Allow the bearer, Mrs. Bruce, with ordinary baggage to pass our lines & go South, A. Lincoln, March 11, 1865." H.C. Bruce, of Covington, Ky., who obtained this pass from President Lincoln for Mrs. E.M. Bruce, at first thought Mr. Lincoln was joking when he agreed to issue it. Mr. Lincoln made the remark that this war was not made against women and children. There is also a printed copy of the oath of allegiance to the United States, for E.M. Bruce, whose collection this book is based on, which is signed by President Andrew Johnson.


Although the booklet has some condition flaws, the lamination makes it very solid and easy to handle. This is a very interesting piece of Confederate history, issued by the great Southern Pacific Railroad. It would be a good reference tool for those interested in Confederate autographs, especially the Congressman that represented each of the Confederate States during the War Between the States. I've never come across one of these particular books before so they must be fairly uncommon to find.       An original Civil War Proclamation Broadside issued by President Abraham Lincoln, April 11, 1865- as the Blockade has been lifted for the Southern States, the  following ports are declared closed to all shipping  and any vessel attempting to enter will be seized and cargo declared  as forfeit. The listed cities include Richmond, Petersburg, Elizabeth City, NewBern, Wilmington,  Charleston, Beaufort, Mobile, Key West, Jacksonville,Teche, Brownsville, etc. The Proclamation is printed on light green paper stock. Approx 13 x 8". Age stains & wear on edges, overall VG. A very rare, original Proclamation issued 4 days before Lincoln's assassination; this came from the estate of a New York Civil War congressman.

The Union Now, Henceforth & Forever, Ame

 

May The Bonds of Friendship Never be Bro

 

Autographs of Prominent Men of the South $35.00

 

ABRAHAM LINCOLN CIVIL WAR PROCLAMATION B $2250.00

An original group of 17 Civil War veteran ribbons & medals incl 1) Saratoga, NY National Encampment Ribbon for Utah delegate, 1909, w GAR illus,  2-12)  11 GAR Reunion Ribbons, Onondaga, New York reunions, 1903-1918 Long Branch, NY,13-14)  2 Department of NY GAR Reunion Ribbons, Syracuse, 1936, one w pinbar, 15) GAR National Encampment Copper Medallion Denver, Colorado, 1905, approx 2.8" diameter. 16) GAR ID disk w GAR seal, no name, 17) Mourning Medal w US eagle seal, enamel  metal & black ribbon, no pinbar, possibly fraternal. The group of 17 items  An original group of 48  photos of the newly constructed Panama Canal Zone and US Military posts  circa 1920s, a few dated, , incl views of the canal & shipping locks, Forts San Lorenz, DeLesseps, Davis, the 14th US Infantry, US  engineering officers, sights at Balboa, San Blas Islands, Aguadulce, Cristobel, Colon, Chiriqui Volcano, Coco Sola Naval Base, military commanders, visitors, soldiers, scenery, jungle animals, military maneuvers, soldier R&R, barracks scenes, Spanish ruins, etc.  Most images are approx 10 x 7.5", w linen back, some w stamped Signal Corp imprint and some w pencil id. The group are all G-VG, w exc detail and tonality; many w edge wear and some w age spots, Overall VG. The group of 48 images  An original Civil War Union soldier oval cartridge box US plate, approx 3.5" wide, with "US" on face, reverse is lead backed. This plate was dug in the vicinity of White Oak Church, near Richmond, Virginia in the 1960s and the face was cleaned at the time, but has regained some brown patina. The plate has some wear and dings and edge dents after 130 years in the ground. The lead back is corroded but complete, and missing the iron wire loops which  are usually rusted away. Overall VG.  


Liberty encircled by stars on the obverse. M.F. Beirn, Magnolia Hotel, 100 So. 8th St. and 416 Library St., Philadelphia on the reverse. Very slightly clipped at one edge, otherwise very nice. Quite scarce.

NEW YORK CIVIL WAR VETERAN GAR RIBBONS & $225.00

 

PANAMA CANAL ZONE & AMERICAN MILITARY P $200.00

 

CIVIL WAR INFANTRY CARTRIDGE BOX US PLA $135.00

 

Civil War Merchant Token, Magnolia Hotel $35.00




3 pages, 6 1/4 x 9, imprint. 


LINCOLN MEMORIAL CONCERT. Fifty-Third Anniversary Of Emancipation Proclamation. Tuesday Afternoon, February Fifteenth, Nineteen Sixteen, Two O'Clock. "His heart was as great as the world, but there was no room in it to hold the memory of a wrong." Emerson. Congregational Church, Norfolk, Connecticut. Josef Hofmann, Pianist. Page two has a verse titled "On Music" by Walter Savage Landor, and page three gives the details of the Programme which includes musical selections of Beethoven, Stojowsky, Sternberg, Strauss and Chopin. It also notes that a Steinway Piano is being used. Page four is blank. Very fine. A desirable Abraham Lincoln related item with a quote on the front page from the famous American poet, Ralph Waldo Emerson.


WBTS Trivia: President Abraham Lincoln issued his Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, freeing the slaves in those states that were in rebellion against the United States. It is estimated that this freed 3 million slaves at the time. The Proclamation also ordered that suitable persons among those freed could be enrolled into the paid service of United States forces, and ordered the Union Army, and all parts of the Executive branch, to "recognize and maintain the freedom of" the ex-slaves. This concert was being held in honor of Lincoln's Proclamation.   


<b>Front page headlines of the capture of Lincoln Conspirator John Surratt!</b>


8 pages. <b>SURRATT'S ARREST.</b> Full Official History of the Affair. His Hiding Place in Canada Last Year. Consul General Potter Gets on Track of Him. He Sails for Europe on a Quebec Steamer. An Officer of the Vessel Discovers Him. He Lands at Londonderry and Goes to Liverpool. Futile Efforts to Arrest Him in Great Britain. He Goes to Rome and Joins the Papal Army. Is Recognized by a Man Who Knew Him in America. Interesting Correspondence With Our Government. Cardinal Antonelli Orders His Arrest. He Escapes and Goes by Steamer to Egypt. He is Finally Secured by Our Consul at Alexandria. More interesting news. Great issue concerning Lincoln Conspirator John Surratt. His mother, Mary Surratt, was convicted at the conspirator's trial in Washington, D.C., and was hung on July 7, 1865, being the first woman ever executed by the U.S. Government. Very desirable Lincoln assassination related item!  


Unused, patriotic envelope with hand tinted color view of the waterfront of Alexandria with sailing vessels in the foreground and railroad cars in the center. Titled, "Bird's Eye View of Alexandria, Va. No. 5 C." Published by Chas. Magnus, N.Y. Scarce.   


By Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard. Published by Henry Holt & Co., New York, First Edition, 2011. Hardcover, dust jacket, 324 pages, index, illustrated. Brand new condition.


The anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history- how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring of 1865, the bloody saga of America's Civil War finally comes to an end after a series of increasingly harrowing battles. President Abraham Lincoln's generous terms for Robert E. Lee's surrender are devised to fulfill Lincoln's dream of healing a divided nation, with the former Confederates allowed to reintegrate into American society. But one man and his band of murderous accomplices, perhaps reaching into the highest ranks of the U.S. government, are not appeased.


In the midst of the patriotic celebrations in Washington, D.C., John Wilkes Booth- charismatic ladies' man and impenitent racist- murders Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre. A furious manhunt ensues, and Booth immediately becomes the country's most wanted fugitive. Lafayette C. Baker, a smart but shifty New York detective and former Union spy, unravels the string of clues leading to Booth, while federal forces track his accomplices. The thrilling chase ends in a fiery shootout and a series of court-ordered executions- including that of the first woman ever executed by the U.S. government, Mary Surratt. Featuring some detail, and page turning action, "Killing Lincoln" is history that reads like a thriller.

Abraham Lincoln Memorial Concert Program $35.00

 

The New York Times, December 11, 1866 $65.00

 

Patriotic Cover, Bird's Eye View of Alex

 

Killing Lincoln $15.00

Height:	65 in. (165.10 cm)

Width:	53 in. (134.62 cm)

Depth:	

Country of Origin:	USA

Style:	Victorian

Maker:	William R. Hamilton

Condition:	Restored

Year:	c.1854


William R. Hamilton Family Portrait of Upper Class New York Family,  c.1854. Portrait of the Wife and younger children of Alexander Masterton, who like Hamilton, was Scottish born. Masterton was a prominent and wealthy architect/builder, with a prosperous marble quarrying firm.  Hamilton was known for his group portraits of Important East Coast families, some of which incorporated landscapes, such as his notable piece in the Los Angeles Museum of Art.      


William R Hamilton emigrated from Scotland in the early 1830s with the help of Alexander Masterton, as a trained artist in both London and Paris, and was associated closely with America's National Academy from 1834 to 1841.  His works are housed in both the New York Historical Society and the Los Angeles Museum of Art. 


Dimensions: 65" X 53" (Painting)

Dimensions: 78" X 67" (Frame)

 Height:	30 in. (76.20 cm)

Width:	43 in. (109.22 cm)

Depth:	22 in. (55.88 cm)

Country of Origin:	USA

Style:	

Condition:	Restored

Year:	c. 1890

Description:	Beautiful Two Drawer Walnut Serving Cart with carved drawer front, curved handle, and two wheels at front.  A charming piece.  Height:	21 in. (53.34 cm)

Width:	21 in. (53.34 cm)

Depth:	21 in. (53.34 cm)

Style:	Industrial

Condition:	Restored

Year:	c. 1920

Description:	Original cast red brass holophane light fixture circa 1920. These fixtures are also available in nickel plating. Multiples available.


Available Sizes

21"H x 21"Diameter (7 pcs.)

25"H x 23"Diameter (7 pcs.)  Country of Origin:	USA

Style:	Renaissance Revival

Maker:	Thomas Brooks

Condition:	Currently undergoing Restoration

Year:	c. 1870

Description:	Beautiful four-piece American Renaissance Revival walnut and burl king size bed set by Thomas Brooks. Of substantial scale, this is wonderfully detailed suite has lovely carved crests on both the headboard and marble top drop Princess dresser. Suite includes a statement making bed (expanded from original full to king size) and matching dresser with white marble top and beveled mirror. The marble topped night cabinets are proportional to this massive set.


Dimensions

Bed: 106"H x 86"W x 60"D

Dresser: 109"H x 63"W x 21"D

Night Stands (2): 28"H x 22"D x 41"W

William R. Hamilton Family Portrait c. 1 $25000.00

 

Kreiss Quality Walnut Serving Cart $796.00

 

21in Red Brass / Nickel Plated Holophane L $950.00

 

4-Pc. Amrcn Renaissance Revival Kingsize $65000.00




Unused, patriotic envelope with full color American flag and the following imprint in red and blue, "History Of Our Flag. The Flag, during the Confederation, was endorsed by the Congress of that body, by a resolution adopted on the 14th of June, 1777, as follows: Resolved, That the Flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the Union be thirteen Stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation. This flag continued in use until July 4th, 1818, when the number of States in the Union amounted to twenty, and on the 14th of April, 1818, Congress passed the following law: Sec. 1. Be it enacted &c. That from and after the 4th day of July next, the Flag of the United States be thirteen horizontal stripes, alternate red and white; that the Union be twenty stars, white on a blue field. Sec. 2. That on the admission of every new State into the Union, one star be added to the Union of the Flag, and that such addition shall take effect on the 4th day of July, next succeeding such admission. So stands the law at this day, and is unalterable but by law." Copyright Secured. Scarce and desirable.  


Unused, patriotic envelope, with full cover, 34 star Civil War era American flag that is done in red, white and blue. Very desirable.  An original group of WW2 medals and insignia incl  4  engraved with the veterans name, also 3 unsigned medals, one with 4 little stars & a little arrowhead on the ribbon, one medal with "Germany" bar on the  ribbon,  also a Combat Infantry Pin,  a 501st  Parachute Battalion Patch,  2 Pinbars, one w an oak leaf and   2 Uniform Cords.  All VG condition.  I believe the veteran was Leonard "Bing"  Daniels of the 101st Aribrone Division  "Screaming Eagles" who served w the 501st Parachute Battalion.   Thanks for visiting Mike Brackin Civil War Antiques  An original pair of veteran items for Charles HC Brown who served in G Company, 39th Massachusetts Volunteers incl 1) Commonwealth of Massachusetts Faithful Service Memorial given to Brown April 19, 1870, w nice illus of war scenes, flags, etc, approx 20 x 16". Edge wear, cuts, age stains, overall Good.  2) A Reunion Broadside for the October 6, 1875 Reunion of the 39th Massachusetts at Woburn, Mass, w illus of General GK Warren & Colonel P Stearns Davis, and illus of 5th Corp medal. The 8 x 11" broadside welcomes comrades to the reunion, w list of Company K comrade committee. Age stains, edge wear, archival repair on reverse. Comes w service info, 39th Mass, 1862-63. Thanks for visiting Mike Brackin Civil War Antiques

Patriotic Cover, History of Our Flag

 

Patriotic Cover, Civil War American Flag

 

WWII 101ST AIRBORNE 501ST PARACHUTE INFA $450.00

 

39TH MASSACHUSETTS CIVIL WAR MEMORIAL AN $250.00

An original group of Civil War relics dug near Cold Harbor, Virginia in the 1960s incl 29 chunks of Civil War artillery shell shrapnel and pieces of lead sabot- 6 & 12 pound field gun shrapnel, Hotchkiss & Parrott artillery shrapnel, a few w fuze threads, 36 musket & rifle bullets incl 5 round musket balls and 30 minie bullets, most 58 caliber , one a 69 Cal musket minie, also 5 Confederate minies incl 54 Caliber Gardner & .577 Cal Enfields, 5 others include Sharps & Spencer carbine minies  & a Colt 44 revolver bullet, and 8 assorted iron haversack & harness buckles. The group of approx 73 items weigh almost 20 pounds. The shipping cost is $32 USPS. Most of the bullets are fired and all items are in excavated condition.  The group-  Mike Brackin Civil War thanks you for visiting  our website   An original group of Civil War relics dug near Vicksburg, Mississippi incl  a horseshoe, a brass rectangular buckle, a brass boot heel with cutout heart, a pocket knife, a bayonet scabbard hook,  a piece of a horse curry comb, a brass spoon, no handle,  a knapsack hook, a triangular bayonet tip,  a nail and 12 minie bullets incl 2 Confederate Enfield bullets & 2 Confederate 54 Gardner minies. All relics in dug condition. The group-  Mike Brackin Civil War thanks you for visiting  our website  George W Barnes of Vasselboro, Maine served with the 1st Maine Cavalry, 1864-1865. An original circa 1880s Civil War veteran cabinet card photograph of Barnes wearing a GAR hat, GAR coat & GAR membership medal. The 6 x 4" card is ink  inscribed on front mat "G.W. Barnes 1st Me Cav. Co A.". The mat bears the photographer's imprint "Vose, Waterville, Me". Comes w service info for Barnes. Mat corners w pinholes & edge chips, overall Good. Mike Brackin Civil War thanks you for visiting  our website  An original complete issue of the Newspaper "La Presse", Paris,  August  6, 1914 headlining the Battle between the Germans and Belgians, with the text of the August 2  German Ultimatum to Belgium,  the August 4  British Declaration of War with Germany, the British Ambassador leaves Berlin, excitement in London, the King's Message, The Royal Navy & Sir John Jellicoe, etc.  2pp Complete, French text. VG.  Mike Brackin Civil War thanks you for visiting  our website

CIVIL WAR RELICS BULLETS & SHRAPNEL BAT $125.00

 

CIVIL WAR RELICS BATTLE OF VICKSBURG MIS $85.00

 

1ST MAINE CAVALRY CIVIL WAR VETERAN PHOT $85.00

 

BRITAIN DECLARES WAR ON GERMANY INVASIO $125.00

An historic original World War One special edition of the  newspaper, "La Presse", Paris, France, August 7, 1914, w huge headlining the German Invasion, the Heroic defense of the forts at Liege  by the Belgian Army, Germans are executing  Belgian civilians, the Germans Invade Luxembourg, British Prime Minister Asquith announces England will come to the aid of France, Lord Kitchener the new Minister of War for Britain, etc. French  text.  2pp. VG.complete issue.  Mike Brackin Civil War thanks you for visiting  our website  An original Civil War Officer Commission issued to First Lieutenant Martin V Lott, 16th Iowa, I Company  by the State of Iowa, January 6, 1865, w nice illus of the Iowa seal & sgd by Governor William M Stone. The 18 x 15"  commission is also signed by  Adjutant General Napoleon B Baker. The parchment commission bears a handsome  illus Seal of the State of Iowa and also a green applied State Seal. The commission has age stains & wear, w archival repairs on reverse, VG Overall. W bio info- Martin  Lott, from Waterloo, served 1861-64 in Crockers Iowa Brigade. Governor Stone was a noted commander, Colonel of the 3rd & 22nd Iowa, twice wounded, witnessed Lincoln's Murder & helped carry Lincoln from Ford's Theater.  An original Civil War tintype photo on CDV mount- -chestview image of a young soldier wearing his forage cap tilted forward so the crossed artillery insignia & "G" for his company are visible.  The reverse is nicely ink inscribed "George C Cushing  Co G 4th Reg Mass H.A. Fort Reynolds Va".  Fort Reynolds was located at Fairlington, now an Arlington, Virginia.neighborhood. No photographer imprint. The 4th Massachusetts Heavy Artillery formed  in 1864  and manned the Washington  Forts.  A fine image with rich tones despite minor flaking of the emulsion. Comes w service info- Pvt Cushing Enlisted from Weymouth, Mass, age 18.  Brothers Elihu & George Rockwood were noted New York City Civil War photographers. A nice pair of CDV images 1) Bust view of Elihu in uniform, reverse pencil inscribed "Your truly ER Rockwood, Harlem, NY", with Rockwood & Co photo imprint, 839 Broadway, NY.  The image is sharp, the background has brown age darkening. 2) Seated view of a young woman, nicely dressed with zouave style jacket & full skirt, reverse pencil inscribed "Mrs Rockwood" and photo imprint by" J Jones, Augur General Hospital, Late Ren. Distribution, Va" &  US Revenue stamp. Comes w service info showing another view of  Lt Rockwood who served w both the 37th Inf & 4th Mass Heavy Artillery. VG except as noted. The pair

GERMANS INVADE BELGIUM BRITAIN WILL FIGH $125.00

 

IOWA CIVIL WAR OFFICER COMMISSION SGD BY $250.00

 

4TH MASSACHUSETTS CIVIL WAR SOLDIER TINT $165.00

 

CIVIL WAR IDD SOLDIER PHOTOGRAPHER ELIH $225.00

A nice pair of original CDV photos of a couple- 1) Chestview of a young officer with double breasted military coat, pencil inscr on reverse "Cooper Dec 1862", 2) Full standing view of a young woman, rev also pencil inscr "Cooper Dec 1862". Photo imprint on reverse  for JW Hurn & by Rehn & Hurn, Philadelphia. The coat indicates the officer held the rank of a major or higher. Both images VG. The pair  An original United States Marine Corp campaign hat made of dark OD green felt with original anodized brass hat insignia and the original ribbon band & black leather chinstrap. The russet brown sweatband has inside stamped w maker & issue marks " Hat Service O.D.  DSA 100-70C-1939" w mfg  number & "Miller Bros Hat Co Inc " and "7' for the size. The inside is also ink identified "John F Kane" with what his inked service number. The hat is in very nice condition with only  moderate wear on the chinstrap. Thanks for visiting Mike Brackin Civil War Antiques  


Unused, patriotic envelope with hand tinted color vignette of a Union sailor holding an American flag with a young woman seated at his side. Published by Corlies & Macy Stationers, 33 Nassau St., N.Y.  <b>and Promotion in the Ordnance Department</b>


4 1/3 pages, 4 1/8 x 6 1/2, imprint.


War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, December 9, 1863


General Orders,

No. 393


All applicants for appointment as Second Lieutenant, or for promotion to the rank of First Lieutenant and Captain in the Ordnance Department of the Army, who may be recommended by a Board of Ordnance Officers, pursuant to General Orders, No. 138, of May 18, 1863, will be examined on the following subjects:


1. Each applicant will be examined as to his capacity and fitness for the correct and efficient discharge of the duties of an Ordnance Officer, physical, moral, and mental.


2. Under the first, as regards age, present state of healthfulness, soundness of vision and hearing, freedom from organic disease, and capacity of bearing fatigue and exposure; and no applicant for an appointment into the Corps shall be over twenty-eight years of age.


3. Under the second, habits, past and present, with full and distinct evidence of loyalty to the United States, and trustworthiness for employment in the service.


4. Under the third, candidates for a Second Lieutenancy of Ordnance will be expected to be perfectly familiar with the following subjects, viz:


Mathematics, English Studies and Literature, Natural and Experimental Philosophy, Chemistry, Drawing, Ordnance and Gunnery, Mineralogy and Geology, Civil Engineering, Military Engineering, Law, Tactics. Much more fine content. Interesting document.


Signed in print by E.D. Townsend, Assistant Adjutant General.


Trimmed at edge not affecting any of the content.

CIVIL WAR PENNSYLVANIA IDD MAJOR & WIFE $135.00

 

US MARINE CORP CAMPAIGN HAT VIETNAM ERA $135.00

 

Patriotic Cover, Union Sailor Holding Am

 

1863 Orders Regarding Requirements For A




Unused, patriotic envelope with hand tinted color view of the city with railroad cars and terminal in the center. Titled, "Bird's Eye View of Alexandria, Va. No. 5 B." Published by Chas. Magnus, N.Y. Scarce.   


Civil War patriotic imprint with vignette of figure holding an American flag and wreath with verse, "Shine stars of the Union, Wave Flag of the Free! The hope of the Nation is centered in thee!" 5 3/8 x 3 1/8.


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Oliver Boutwell, Miller, Troy, N.Y., on the obverse. Redeemed At My Office, with the year 1863 on the reverse. Very fine.  


Unused, patriotic envelope with vignette of a male and female slave dancing. Note the exaggerated lips in the illustration. Titled below, "Bress de Lor, we am Contraband." Published by D. Murphy & Son, 63 Fulton & 372 Pearl Street, N.Y. Very desirable slave related cover. Scarce.

Patriotic Cover, Bird's Eye View of Alex

 

Shine Stars of the Union

 

1863 Civil War Merchant Token, Oliver Bo

 

Patriotic Cover, Bress de Lor, we am Con




Liberty encircled by stars with the year 1863 on the obverse. Our Army within wreath on the reverse. Near uncirculated condition. Desirable in this high grade.  


Civil War patriotic imprint with full color illustration of a large American shield with the motto, "Our Nation's Shield." Light staining. 5 1/2 x 3 1/8.


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Unused, patriotic envelope with full cover illustration of the waterfront of Alexandria, Va. with the Potomac River and vessels in the foreground including a side wheeler, "Young America" at the  bottom right. Published by Chas. Magnus, N.Y. View No. 4 C. Scarce.

 


An Account of His Personal Life, Especially of Its Springs of Action as Revealed and Deepened by the Ordeal of War. By Nathaniel Wright Stephenson. Published by The Bobbs-Merrill Company Publishers, Indianapolis, 1922. Hardcover, 478 pages, index, illustrated. Very fine.

1863 Civil War Patriotic Token, Liberty $35.00

 

Our Nation's Shield $10.00

 

Patriotic Cover, Bird's Eye View of Alex

 

Lincoln

<b>in Tennessee


Saved from hanging by President Lincoln!</b>


2 1/3 pages, 4 1/4 x 6 1/2, imprint.


War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, December 15, 1863


General Orders

No. 396


I..Before a Military Commission, which convened at Clarksville, Tennessee, July 16, 1863, pursuant to Special Orders, No. 174, dated Headquarters, Department of the Cumberland, Nashville, Tennessee, July 4, 1863, and of which Lieutenant Colonel John Gault, 28th Kentucky Volunteers, is President, was arraigned and tried-


Dr. Aaron James


James was brought up on three charges:


1..Being the captain of a band of guerrillas or marauders that were shooting at U.S. soldiers.


2..Being one of a hand of rioters engaged in shooting at and resisting the soldiers of the U.S. when in the performance of their duty.


3..Violating his oath of allegiance to the U.S. Government and bearing arms against the U.S.


The specifications of the case state that Dr. James having taken the oath of allegiance to the U.S., did, at Palmyra, and other places, bear arms against the U.S., and did assist and abet the enemies of the U.S. in rebellion against the government, all this at Dixon County, Tenn.


Dr. James pleaded not guilty to all of the charges, but the military court found him guilty on all three charges and sentenced him to be hanged by the neck until he be dead at such time and place as the General commanding the Department of the Cumberland may direct. However, President Lincoln disapproved of the sentence and directed that the prisoner be released from arrest and confinement.


Signed in print by E.D. Townsend, Assistant Adjutant General.


There is a tiny punch hole near the bottom of the document at the extreme left edge. This does not affect any of the content. Otherwise very fine.  Desirable content.    


Civil War patriotic imprint with full color vignette of Columbia holding an American flag while standing on a Confederate flag with a sailing ship and Fort Sumter in the background with the motto, "Sumter First- Peace Afterwards." 5 1/2 x 3.


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Civil War patriotic imprint with full color vignette of a Union soldier brandishing a sword and holding an American flag. The slogan, "Strike Till The Last Armed Foe Expires" is printed below. 5 1/2 x 3.


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Bust of George Washington within a large star on the obverse. H.M. Lane Lamps, Kerosene, &c. 18 Spring St., N.Y. on the reverse. Very fine. Scarce.

Man Charged With Being the Captain of a

 

Sumter First, Peace Afterwards

 

Strike Till The Last Armed Foe Expires

 

Civil War Patriotic Merchant Token, H. M.




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