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Civil War patriotic imprint with full color vignette of a soldier standing at attention wearing a shako with plume, crossed belts, and holding his musket with fixed bayonet. Behind him is a flag pole with waving American flags, tents and the U.S. Capitol building flying American flags in the background. Motto: "Our Flag Is Still There." 5 1/4 x 3.


***See our Patriotic Imprints section to read more information about this item.  H 30in. x W 32in. x D 10in.  H 48in. x D 14in


Sold as a pair  


Civil War patriotic imprint with full color vignette of a Union Zouave soldier in zouave garb and holding an American flag and musket with fixed bayonet. A wooden signpost in the ground beside him reads, "To Richmond." 5 1/4 x 3.


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

Our Flag is Still There $8.00

 

H 30in. x W 32in. x D 10in. $0.00

 

H 48in. x D 14in

Sold as a pair $0.00

 

Zouave On To Richmond $8.00




Addressed in ink to Miss Ruth Bradley, Meredith, Deleware Co., N.Y., with blue military postmark, Portsmouth, Va., Oct. 17, with 3 cents rose George Washington postage stamp which has been cancelled. Very fine war period example that no doubt once contained a soldier's letter.  


(1807-1891) Graduated from West Point in the class of 1825. One of his classmates was Robert E. Lee. He served with great distinction in the Seminole and Mexican Wars, in which he was wounded and brevetted repeatedly. He was commissioned a brigadier general in the Confederate Army in May 1861. The forces he commanded at Harpers Ferry linked up in time to fight with General Beauregard at 1st Manassas, turning the tide of battle in favor of the Confederacy. This performance earned him a full generalcy and the command of the Army of Northern Virginia. He fought against McClellan in the Peninsular campaign and was severely wounded at the battle of 7 Pines, Va., in May 1862. He was later given the command of the Army of Tennessee which he led in the early stages of the Atlanta campaign. He later opposed General William T. Sherman in the 1865 Carolina's campaign and eventually surrendered his army at Greensboro, N.C., on April 26, 1865. From 1879-81, Johnston served as a U.S. Congressman from his native state of Virginia, and was U.S. Commissioner of Railroads from 1885-91. He died in Washington, on March 21, 1891, supposedly as a result of a cold contracted while marching bareheaded in the rain in the funeral procession of his old Civil War adversary, General William T. Sherman.


Antique portrait engraving, bust view in Confederate uniform. Overall size is 6 1/2 x 10 1/2. Light bend in the upper right corner which does not affect the subject. Printed facsimile autograph below his likeness.  An outstanding companion item for the righting instrument enthusiast, this wonderful old <B>American Lead Pencil Co.</B> measures a full 12 15/16 inches in length with the nib in place and sports 99% of its original marbled enamel finish in the shaft.  All in nice original condition with an age patina on the nib and metal components.   One of the first pencil factories in this country, the American Lead Pencil Co. was founded by Edward Weissenborn who immigrated to America in 1854. In 1860 after <U>assisting in the design and construction of the Civil War battleship, </U> the <B> USS Monitor</B>, Edward set up his pencil factory.  His American Pencil Company quickly earned a reputation for producing quality writing instruments and utilized complimentary letters from four members of President Lincoln's cabinet in their advertisements.  Nicely maker marked from the American Lead Pencil Co. this unusual oversize ink pen will clean nicely if you wish but we’d leave it as is with the nice natural age coloring.  Will  display nicely with any writing instrument or antique store display. 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 !


 Whether called a <I>night stick, Billy club</I> or <I>truncheon</I>, the site of this stout 12 ¾ inch weapon of hand turned lignum vitae would most likely serve as a satisfactory deterrent on any lantern lit waterfront street. In dark alleys though and in different hands many a young man out on the town would feel the sting of such only to come around in the morning as an unintended ships crewman bound for some unknown far away port.  Hand turned variants of the more commonly shaped and finer made Constable of Police are considered to be more than likely the choice of the ruffian in the dark alley than to be a companion of the Law. The weight and density of the exotic lignum vitae wood offered special properties which made it a common material of the ships carpenter shop.  A neat piece for the 18th and 19th century collector of nautical related memorabilia, we have left this example untouched and as found, solid as stone and nearly as heavy with that natural opening at the grain that vintage lignum vitae is known for.  Will polish to an attractive luster if you choose but we would leave the age of the wood and natural patina of the cotton cord just as the decades have put them there.   <B>ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!!</B> Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !

Civil War Envelope With Portsmouth, Virg $10.00

 

General Joseph E. Johnston

 

rare oversize – American Lead Pencil Co. $125.00

 

antique Lignum Vitae Truncheon $95.00




By Lloyd Ostendorf. Published by The Illinois Historical Society, Springfield, Illinois, 1969. Hard cover, illustrated front cover, 64 pages. This compilation of twenty six photographs is believed to be the first attempt to enumerate and catalog all the photographic likenesses of Mary Todd Lincoln. At least four of these photographs are virtually unknown to historians and Lincoln students and are published here for the first time. Excellent reference book. Rare and extremely desirable.  


<b>Killed near Bethesda Church by a Yankee Sharpshooter in 1864</b>


(1830-64) Born at Milledgeville, Georgia, he was the captain of a militia company known as the "Baldwin Blues" and the company entered Confederate service in 1861 when they joined the 4th Georgia Infantry. He was elected colonel of the regiment in May 1862 and saw action with the Army of Northern Virginia at South Mountain, and Sharpsburg and was promoted to the rank of brigadier general on November 1, 1862. He went on to fight at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness and Spotsylvania. Considered one of the premier brigadiers in the Confederate army, he was instantly killed by a Yankee sharpshooter on June 2, 1864, near Bethesda Church, while supervising the entrenchments of his line. 


Antique photograph, 2 1/2 x 3 1/2, in Confederate uniform. No imprint. Circa early 1900's print.  


<b>Relative of Mrs. Abraham Lincoln!


Mortally wounded at the battle of Chickamauga in 1863</b>


(1831-63) Born in Bardstown, Kentucky, he graduated in the West Point class of 1851. In 1856, he married Emily Todd, the half sister of Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. He served in the Kentucky State legislature, 1855-56, and was the commonwealth's attorney, 1856-58. In 1861, he was offered a commission as major in the U.S. Army by President Lincoln but he declined the president's offer and threw his lot in with the Confederacy. He recruited the 1st Kentucky Cavalry, C.S.A., and was commissioned their colonel on October 19, 1861. Promoted to brigadier general, March 14, 1862, he served in the Vicksburg area, and Louisiana until, January 1863, when he was assigned to the command of General R.W. Hanson's old brigade in General John C. Breckenridge's division of the Army of Tennessee. He led them in the operations around Tullahoma, and was at times in command of the division. At the battle of Chickamauga, Ga., on September 19, 1863, in the first assault of General Leonidas Polk's wing on the Union breastworks, General Helm was mortally wounded dying the next day. Initially buried in Atlanta, his remains were returned to his native Kentucky twenty one years later and reinterred in Elizabethtown.


Antique photograph, 2 1/2 x 4, portrait in uniform. No imprint. Circa 1800's post Civil War print. Rare.  


<b>United States Congressman from Alabama


Confederate Senator</b>


(1814-63) He practiced law in Alabama, and served in the U.S. Congress, 1844-46, where he became a leader of the Southern "Fire-eaters." He drafted the Alabama Platform in 1848, which asserted that slaveholders had the right to take their slaves with them to the new territories, and later advocated secession. He supported the Southern Democrats in their nomination of John C. Breckinridge for president in 1860, and drafted Alabama's secession ordinance and served in the Confederate Senate from 1861 until his death in 1863.


Antique photograph, 3 3/4 x 5 3/4, chest up view portrait. No imprint. Circa 1800's post Civil War print. Light wear.

The Photographs of Mary Todd Lincoln $75.00

 

Photograph, General George P. Doles $25.00

 

Photograph, General Benjamin Hardin Helm $35.00

 

Photograph, William L. Yancey $10.00




<b>Commander of Waul's Texas Legion</b>


(1813-1903) Born in Sumter District, South Carolina, he studied law in Vicksburg, Mississippi and was admitted to the bar in 1835. He afterwards moved to Gonzales County, Texas where he became a plantation owner and continued to practice law. He was elected to the Provisional Confederate Congress in 1861 and served until the establishment of the permanent government. At that time he recruited what became known as Waul's Texas Legion and was commissioned their colonel on May 17, 1862. He surrendered with his command at the fall of Vicksburg on July 4, 1863, and after his exchange he was promoted to brigadier general. He commanded a brigade during the 1864 Red River Campaign, fighting in the battles of Mansfield and Pleasant Hill. Later transferred to Arkansas, he fought at the battle of Jenkins' Ferry. After the close of the war he was elected to the first Texas reconstruction convention and thereafter he practiced law in Galveston.


Antique photograph, 4 1/4 x 6 1/4. Bust view portrait in Confederate uniform. No imprint. Circa 1800's, post Civil War print. Scarce.    Standing approximately 6 ½ inches high this wonderful old country tinsmith fashioned oil lamp remains in pure as found condition with lots of pleasing evidence of age and period use but with no damage or other condition issues.  This attractive old lamp retains its original tin <I>tube wick</>.  This attractive old lighting device will set nicely just out on a counter, writing desk or shelf or, for the early American lighting collector, will offer a difficult to find original example of the type.   <B>Buy with confidence! </B><I> All direct sales are backed by </I> <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with return as purchased !</B> <I>Just send us a courtesy  e-mail to let us know your item is being returned per these previsions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly.</I> Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !


 H 12in. x D 12in.  H 14in. x W 4in .x D 6in.

Photograph, General Thomas N. Waul $20.00

 

earlier to mid 1800s tinned sheet-iron O $125.00

 

H 12in. x D 12in. $0.00

 

H 14in. x W 4in . x D 6in. $0.00




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


War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, July 16, 1863


General Orders

No. 218


By direction of the President of the United States, Brigadier General Quincy A. Gillmore is appointed to the command of the Tenth Army Corps, in place of Major General David Hunter, relieved, to date from June 12, 1863.


By Order Of The Secretary Of War:

E.D. TOWNSEND

Assistant Adjutant General


Very fine.  


<b>Served as Lieutenant Colonel of the 10th Pennsylvania Infantry and Colonel of the 12th Pennsylvania Infantry during the Civil War


U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania


Member of the President Andrew Johnson Impeachment Congress</b>


(1823-76) Born in Old Brighton, Beaver County, Pa., he attended Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa., studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1844, and commenced practice in Lancaster. Served as the district attorney of Lancaster County, 1856-59. During the Civil War he was lieutenant colonel of the 10th Pennsylvania Infantry, and colonel of the 12th Pennsylvania Infantry. Served as United States Congressman, 1868-73, which included the President Andrew Johnson Impeachment Congress. Was a delegate to the Pennsylvania State Constitutional Convention of 1873. 


<u>Signature With Place</u>: 4 1/4 x 3 1/4, in ink, O.J. Dickey, Lancaster, Penna. Very fine.  


Civil War patriotic imprint with ornate full color vignette of an American flag, Indian wearing headdress and the motto Union and Liberty. Published by Magee, 316 Chestnut St., Phila. 


***See our Patriotic Imprints section to read more information about this item.   <b>of Virginia and North Carolina


General Dix to Command the Department of the East</b>


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


War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, July 15, 1863


General Orders

No. 217


I..By direction of the President of the United States, the Departments of Virginia and North Carolina are united into one, and Major General J.G. Foster assigned to the command.


II..Major General John A. Dix will immediately repair to New York city, and relieve Major General Wool from the command of the Department of the East.


By Order Of The Secretary Of War:

E.D. TOWNSEND

Assistant Adjutant General


Very fine.

General Gillmore Appointed Commander of $15.00

 

Autograph, Oliver J. Dickey $20.00

 

Liberty and Union $8.00

 

General Foster Named Commander Departmen $20.00




<b>Document signed by soldier wounded at Port Hudson, La.</b>


7 1/2 x 3, imprinted form, filled out in ink.


Head-Quarters of U.S. Greenleaf Post No. 20, G.A.R.


Coleraine, Feby. 18th, 1879


To J.M. Scott, Quarter Master: Pay to the order of A.A. Smith the sum of Four Dollars. L.E. Call, Commander. A.A. Smith, Adjutant. Endorsements on the reverse. Excellent.


Levi E. Call, was an 18 year old mechanic from Coleraine, Mass., when he enlisted on August 27, 1862, as a private, and was mustered into Co. B, 52nd Massachusetts Infantry. He was wounded in action on June 14, 1863, at Port Hudson, La. He mustered out of this regiment at the expiration of their term of service, on August 14, 1863. He mustered into the 2nd Massachusetts Light Artillery, on September 3, 1864, and was mustered out of service on June 11, 1865.  


Civil War patriotic imprint with full color vignette of an American flag, soldier standing next to a cannon, Indian wearing headdress, and verse below: "Columbia's Brave Sons! Our Volunteer's noble land, Of men, prepared to fight, They'll drive all treason from the land, And put the foe to flight." Published by Magee, 316 Chestnut St., Phil. 5 1/2 x 3.


***See our Patriotic Imprints section to read more information about this item.   An attractive item for the bottle collector or simply a colorful companion piece set in with period eating and cooking gear or winter camp personals, this colorful condiment bottle remains in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or other flaws.  <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 !!  French Art Nouveau poster, Savon Blanche Leigh, c. 1899, original, beautiful condiiton.   


"Savon Blanche Leigh  EN VENTE PARTOUT" 8' H. Blanche Leigh was a cosmetics company, specializes in soaps, founded by Madame Blanche Leigh, an English woman.  Blanche Leigh’s soap creations were noted in the Pharmaceutical Journal of 1899 for the ground breaking process she used to create and package her soaps. It was a rarity a woman at the time in history not only founded and was the sole operator of her own business, but created and hand made most of the products herself. Madame Blanche Leigh was known for both flawless soaps and packaging, for instead of using rice paper, she used parchment paper to wrap her soaps as to not allow the precious perfumes to escape. Her shop was on Rue De Lorraine in Paris.

Payment Voucher G. A. R. Post No. 20, Cole $10.00

 

Columbia's Brave Sons $8.00

 

original teal green – PEPPER SAUCE BOTTL $45.00

 

7828 French Art Nouveau Savon Blanche Le $15000.00

H 36in. x D 18in.  <b>to the President Who Approves the Order</b>


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


War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, July 11, 1863


General Orders

No. 215


Under the 65th Article of War, the proceedings of the General Court Martial, which convened at the Headquarters 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, March 4, 1863, by virtue of Special Orders, No. 60, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, camp near Falmouth, Va., March 2, 1863, in the case of Brigadier General E.B. Tyler, Volunteer service, have been submitted to the President of the United States, who confirms the same, and approves the order of promulgation by the Major General Commanding the Army of the Potomac.


By Order Of The Secretary Of War:

E.D. Townsend

Assistant Adjutant General


Very fine. 


 Offered here (main picture) is a <U>single</U> original Civil War vintage <U>surgical splint and period bandage roll</U> from the medical grouping described below.  An outstanding Civil War medical display item. We added the (Quarter for size comparison.) Should you want more than the <U>one splint and bandage</U> offered send us an e-mail and we will let  you know what we have. The box is not available.

     Some years ago we were fortunate enough to acquire a Civil War vintage slide top box containing it’s period content of rolled <I>home spun</I> bandages.  Each bandage is of the period loomed cotton sheeting commonly provided by home front volunteers who came together, particularly in the Eastern textile mill region, to tear and roll strips of available textile for use as bandages by Army medical providers at the front.   Most of these bandage rolls are secured with a paper band* wrapped round with a protective seal. (*see photos: We were curious enough to sacrificed one of the bandage rolls to open the paper band. They are Odd Fellow Lodge dues certificates.  The one we opened was dated 1849 and was from a Newburyport, Mass. I.O.O.F. chapter.  Oddly enough the wood box containing the bandages bore a stenciled Masonic device.  Obviously repurposed to band the bandage rolls, it seems more than likely the then obsolete dues certificates were pressed into service by volunteers gathered in the local lodge hall.)  

      The splint is fashioned of birch wood backed with cotton flannel, the thin wood being in narrow strips so as to conform to and immobilize the injured limb when wrapped with a textile bandage. 

Please note that while the bandage and splint as found the bandage unopened and unused while the splint, as was common in the field, saw repeated use. <U>This example is blood stained from period use.</U> <B>Buy with confidence! </B><I>  We are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales!</B> <I>Just send us a courtesy  e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly.</I>  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!


 <b>in New Orleans</b>


Headquarters Department of the Gulf

New Orleans, November 3, 1862


General Orders No. 89


If there are any soldiers in this Department who are acquainted in any way with telegraphic operations, they will at once report to Lieut. J. Elliott Smith, at his office, corner of St. Charles and Gravier streets. Commanding officers of regiments, batteries and unattached companies will examine the men of their commands and send those they think will be useful to Lieut. Smith.


By command of MAJOR GENERAL BUTLER


R.S. Davis, Capt. and A.A.A.G.


Scarce Department of the Gulf imprint. Excellent.

H 36in. x D 18in. $0.00

 

The Case of General E. B. Tyler Has Been $10.00

 

an original! Civil War era - BANDAGE ROL $145.00

 

General Butler Sends Out Call For Telegr $15.00

H 38in. x D 15in.  H 12in. x W 20in. x D 36in.  A Fine example of Tiffany Studios iconic "Laburnum" floor lamp. A Favrile glass and patinated bronze floor lamp, c. 1910. Vibrantly-colored floral pattern shade, with detailed bronze base. A "Laburnum" sold at Sotheby’s for $842,500 in recent years and another table lamp sold at Bonhams in 2014 for $425,000.  H 26in. x W 7in. x D 18in.

H 38in. x D 15in. $0.00

 

H 12in. x W 20in. x D 36in. $0.00

 

7523 Antique Tiffany Laburnum Floor Lamp $500000.00

 

H 26in. x W 7in. x D 18in. $0.00

H 48in. x D 10in.


Sold as apair  H 38in. x D 17in.  H 12in. x W 9in. x D 14in.  H 36in. x D 6in.

H 48in. x D 10in.

Sold as apair $0.00

 

H 38in. x D 17in. $0.00

 

H 12in. x W 9in. x D 14in. $0.00

 

H 36in. x D 6in. $0.00

H 26in. x D 20in.  H 9in. x W 5in. x D 7in.  H 10in. x W 8in. X D 14in.  H 16in. x W 12in. x D 14in.

H 26in. x D 20in. $0.00

 

H 9in. x W 5in. x D 7in. $0.00

 

H 10in. x W 8in. X D 14in. $0.00

 

H 16in. x W 12in. x D 14in. $0.00

H 10in. x W 5in. x D 8in.  H 13in. x W 11in. x D 5in.  


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


War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, July 10, 1863


General Orders

No. 214


By direction of the President of the United States, Major General E.O.C. Ord is appointed to the command of the Thirteenth Army Corps, in place of Major General John A. McClernand, relieved, to date from June 18, 1863.


By Command Of The Secretary Of War:

E.D. TOWNSEND

Assistant Adjutant General


Very fine.  


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


War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, July 9, 1863


General Orders

No. 213


Brigadier General Robert Allen is announced as senior Quartermaster of the Department of the Northwest, Missouri, and Tennessee. All officers of the Quartermaster's Department, serving in those Departments, will respect and obey his orders accordingly.


By Order Of The Secretary Of War:

E.D. TOWNSEND

Assistant Adjutant General


Very fine.

H 10in. x W 5in. x D 8in. $0.00

 

H 13in. x W 11in. x D 5in. $0.00

 

General Ord is Appointed Commander of 13 $15.00

 

General Robert Allen is Named Senior Qua $10.00




4 pages. Report From the Naval Commissioner's Office; Live Oak Timber, Navy Sloop Clothing For The Year 1838, Beef and Pork For 1838. Report From the Office of Commissary General of Subsistence. Proposal For 4,500 Indian Rifles. Patriotism of the Federal Party. North Carolina Elections. Prospectus of the United States Magazine and Democratic Review. $200 Reward Advertisement For Runaway Slave. Much more interesting news and advertisements from our nation's capital in 1837.   


4 pages. This is the first masthead of The Daily Picayune and has a seated female with ships in the background. The Conquest of Mexico. General Zachary Taylor and the Presidency. Naval news from Pensacola. Military ads. Hire ads for colored female cooks. Numerous Runaway Salves Ads with Rewards listed, description, etc. of the slaves, and an illustration of a  slave holding a pole over their shoulder with their possessions tied on the end.


One of the slave advertisements reads as follows: $50 Reward for the boy Isaac who ran away March last, if delivered at the plantation of the subscriber in West Baton Rouge, or to Messrs. A. Leloux & Co., New Orleans. Said slave is a mulatto of about 25 years of age, singularly marked by a white spot on his forehead, which is concealed by his hat when worn, another on his shoulder and back, has a sore leg and limps slightly in walking. He is a brick mason by trade, was raised in New Orleans, and is doubtless concealed there still, as he was seen about the packets running in the Bayou Sara trade some days after he left home. Ira Smith.


Light age toning and wear, some edge chipping, ink lines drawn through some of the ads, and a small archival tape repair. Own an authentic piece of American history!      Pair of large French Louis XVI cabinets with bronze trim and heavy, one-inch thick rose marble tops. These stately cabinets feature beautiful bronze detailing and bronze clawed feet.  


Civil War patriotic imprint with full color vignette of American flags and the motto "Union And Liberty Forever." Published by Magee, 316 Chestnut St., Phila. 5 3/8 x 3.


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

The Globe, City of Washington, August 11 $20.00

 

The Daily Picayune, New Orleans, July 17 $25.00

 

5969 Pair of French Louis XVI Cabinets w $76000.00

 

Liberty and Union Forever $8.00




(1807-71) known as "Prince John," he was born at Port Royal, Va., and graduated from the West Point class of 1830. He was brevetted three times for gallantry during the Mexican War while an artillery officer. He resigned from the U.S. Army on April 20, 1861, and was appointed brigadier general in the Provisional Confederate Army on June 17, 1861, and major general on Oct. 7, 1861. He distinguished himself in the early part of the Peninsula campaign, completely deceiving General McClellan as to the size of his forces at Yorktown. He was less successful during the Seven Days battles, and was later assigned to command the District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. Here he was successful in the recapture of Galveston, Texas and the dispersal of the Federal blockading fleet. After the war he went to Mexico without being formally paroled and joined Emperor Maximilian's Imperial forces with the rank of major general. 


Antique photograph, 4 x 5 1/2. Bust view in uniform. No imprint. Light age toning. Circa 1800's, post Civil War print.  


5 x 8, imprint.


Headquarters Department of the Gulf

New Orleans, October 1, 1862


General Orders No. 77


Every officer, not a disbursing officer of the United States Government, who has collected public funds in this Department, will make an immediate return of all collections and disbursements previous to this date. This return will be made to D.C.G. Field, Financial Clerk, at these Headquarters, and all balances will be turned over to him.


By command of MAJOR-GENERAL BUTLER


GEO. C. STRONG, A.A.G.


Excellent. Scarce Department of the Gulf imprint.   


(1816-86) Born at Natchitoches, La., he graduated in the West Point class of 1838. His service in the U.S. Army was extensive. He saw action in the Seminole War 1838-39, duty in the Utah expedition against the Mormons, and was brevetted for gallantry in the Mexican War. He also was the inventor of the Sibley tent which saw much use in the early years of the Civil War by the armies of both sides. Commissioned brigadier general in the Confederate army on June 17, 1861, he was the commander of an expedition designed to secure New Mexico for the Confederacy. After the battles of Valverde and Glorietta Canon he was forced to retreat since he could not subsist his command off the country. Under incredible hardships he reached El Paso, Texas in May 1862, and subsequently retired to San Antonio. Thereafter he served in Louisiana and the Trans-Mississippi Department. After the Civil War, Sibley went abroad and was a general of artillery in the Egyptian Army. He spent the last years of his life in ill health and comparative poverty and died at Fredericksburg, Va. where he is buried.


Antique photograph, 2 5/8 x 3 1/2. Bust view in Confederate uniform. No imprint. Circa 1800's, post Civil War print.  


<b>The Emancipation Proclamation</b>


1863 print of Presidents' Lincoln and Davis and a slave in caricature titled "Scene From The American Tempest." Imprint below the title, Caliban (Sambo) "YOU BEAT HIM 'NOUGH MASSA! BERRY LITTLE TIME, I'LL BEAT HIM TOO." Shakspeare. (Nigger Translation). This engraving appeared in the January 24, 1863 issue of Punch Magazine, and depicts President Abraham Lincoln wearing a uniform with kepi with plume on it, striped pants, high boots, and holding a sword. Confederate President Jefferson Davis, also in uniform, with a slouch hat with feather and a sword attached to his belt stands at the left with his arms folded and looking rather perplexed. At the center is a jubilant slave holding a copy of President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation hand in hand with President Lincoln. Imprint at the top, Punch, or The London Charivari-January 24, 1863.  10 3/4 x 8 1/4. Scarce and extremely desirable Civil War date Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis and slave print.


WBTS Trivia: This classic Civil War print appeared in Punch Magazine not long after Lincoln issued his Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. The jubilant slave holds the proclamation with Lincoln while showing eagerness to fight his former master Jeff Davis representing the Confederacy. And indeed they fought! Some 180,000 freed blacks joined the Federal Army and became a critical element in the Union victory.

Photograph, General John B. Magruder $10.00

 

1862 Orders From General Butler at New O $15.00

 

Photograph, General Henry H. Sibley $10.00

 

Scene From The American Tempest, Lincoln $125.00




(1821-97) Born at Augusta, Ga., he was a nephew of General & U.S. President Zachary Taylor by marriage. He graduated from West Point in 1842 along with his future corps commander, James Longstreet. He fought in the Mexican War and resigned his U.S. Army commission on Mar. 23, 1861.  At the outbreak of the Civil War, he helped organize the 10th Georgia Infantry, and was appointed their colonel. He was then promoted to brigadier general on Sept. 25, 1861, and major general on May 23, 1862. He fought in the Peninsular campaign, and at Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and Knoxville. McLaws was commanding troops under Gen. J.E. Johnston when the latter surrendered near Durham Station, N.C., April 26, 1865. After the war, he settled in Savannah, Ga., and served with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and as Postmaster of Savannah. He also was  very active in Confederate veteran's organizations for many years.


Antique photograph, 4 x 5 3/4. Bust view in Confederate uniform with the rank of brigadier general. No imprint. Printed on thick photographic paper. Circa 1800's, post Civil War print. Very fine.  


5 x 7 3/4 imprint. 


Headquarters Department of the Gulf

New Orleans, Sept. 23, 1862


General Orders No. 75


No officer or soldier serving in this Department will be allowed to bring hither his family, or any member thereof, without special permission.


By command of MAJOR GENERAL BUTLER


GEO. C. STRONG, A.A.G.


Excellent. Scarce Department of the Gulf imprint.  


(1824-1904) A lawyer, born near Glasgow, Ky., he was elected three times to the Kentucky legislature. He was commissioned colonel of the 6th Kentucky Infantry, C.S.A. in Sept. 1861. He fought in the battles of Shiloh, Murfreesboro and Chickamauga, and was commended repeatedly by General John C. Breckenridge. Upon the death of Benjamin H. Helm, he succeeded him to the command of the Orphan Brigade, and was promoted to brigadier general to rank from Sept. 30, 1863. After the capture of Atlanta, his brigade was mounted and attached to Wheeler's cavalry corps, serving with them against General William T. Sherman on his march to the sea and in the 1865 Carolina's campaign. Lewis was captured as part of President Jefferson Davis' escort and paroled at Washington, Ga., May 9, 1865. In his post war career, he served in the Kentucky state legislature, congress, and was Chief Justice of the Kentucky Court of Appeals.


Antique photograph, 2 1/2 x 3 5/8. Bust view in Confederate uniform with the rank of brigadier general. No imprint. This is the only uniformed pose of General Lewis known to exist. Circa 1800's, post Civil War print. Scarce.  


<b>Featuring President Abraham Lincoln as Brutus</b>


1863 print with a caricature of two negroes and Abraham Lincoln as the players in a satirical view titled "Brutus and Caesar." The negro at the left, wearing striped pants and a polka dot shirt, is fast asleep as he sits in a chair holding his banjo at his side. The negro at the center, representing the ghost of Caesar, is wearing a long robe and defiantly poses with his arms folded across his chest. President Lincoln, seated at the right, representing Brutus, wears a robe with a stars and stripes shawl draped over his shoulder, sandals, and is holding a book in his hand. Title below: Brutus And Caesar. (From the American Edition of Shakspeare). The Tent of Brutus (Lincoln). Night. Enter the Ghost of Caesar. Brutus- "Wall, now! Do tell! Who's you?" Caesar- "I am dy ebil genus, massa Linking, Dis child am awful Inimpressional."  Published in Punch Magazine. Imprint at the top, Punch, Or The London Charivari, August 15, 1863. 8 x 10 3/4. Scarce and very desirable Civil War date Abraham Lincoln and black related print. Excellent condition.

Photograph, General Lafayette McLaws $15.00

 

1862 Orders From General Butler at New O $15.00

 

Photograph, General Joseph H. Lewis $25.00

 

Brutus and Caesar, From the American Edi $125.00




(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. Standing view in uniform with rank of major general. Backmark: C.D. Fredricks & Co., New York, Habana and Paris. Tiny chip out of the photographic paper at upper right corner, and light wear to the top edge of the print. Neither defect affects the subject. Very nice contrast and clarity in this desirable pose of "Little Mac."  


(1824-93) Graduated in the West Point class of 1845. He won the brevets of 1st lieutenant and captain for gallantry at Cerro Gordo and Contreras in the Mexican War. From 1849-52, he was assistant professor of mathematics at West Point. Later he served in the Indian campaigns on the Texas frontier. A native of Florida, he resigned his commission on April 6, 1861, when Florida seceded from the Union. He entered the Confederate service as a lieutenant colonel and served in the Shenandoah Valley under Joseph E. Johnston. On June 17, 1861, he was commissioned brigadier general in the Provisional Army and was severely wounded at 1st Manassas. He was promoted to major general on Oct. 11, 1861, and in 1862 was in command of the District of East Tennessee. Smith participated in Gen. Braxton Bragg's invasion of Kentucky and won a decisive victory at Richmond, Ky., on Aug. 30, 1862. He became lieutenant general from Oct. 9, 1862. From 1862-65 he was in command of the Trans-Mississippi Department, and received permanent rank of general in the Provisional Army on Feb. 19, 1864. In the spring of 1864, his army repelled the Red River expedition of Gen. N.P. Banks. Smith was almost the last Confederate general in the field, but in a hopelessly isolated situation, he finally surrendered his troops to Gen. E.R.S. Canby on May 26, 1865. 


Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Chest up view in Confederate uniform. Backmark: E. & H.T. Anthony, New York. Light age toning. Very fine.  


(1821-75) After attending Centre College and Transylvania University, he began practicing law in his home town of Lexington, Ky. in 1845. A member of the Kentucky legislature from 1849-51, he became Vice President of the United States in 1856 in the Buchanan administration. On Nov. 2, 1861, he accepted a commission as brigadier general in the Confederate army, and was promoted to major general to rank from April 14, 1862. He served at Shiloh, Vicksburg, Baton Rouge, Murfreesboro where he distinguished himself, Chickamauga, and the 1864 Shenandoah Valley campaign including the battle of New Market, Va. where the VMI cadets received their baptism in battle. 


Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Bust view in Confederate uniform. Backmark: E. & H.T. Anthony, New York. Light age toning. Very fine.       This original Mathew Brady Gallery portrait photograph of leading abolitionist, <U>major contributor 13th, 14th and 15th amendments</U>, personal friend and advisor to President Abraham Lincoln, <B>Jacob Merritt Howard</B> remains in photographically excellent condition and, on its face, bears the original bold penned signature of the sitter.

     Vermont born Jacob Merritt Howard (July 10, 1805 – April 2, 1871) served as Civil War era U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator from the state of Michigan.  Arguably one of the most influential persons to our nation’s constitution outside of the founding fathers, Howard is credited with working closely with Abraham Lincoln in drafting and passing the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which abolished slavery. In the Senate, he also served on the Joint Committee on Reconstruction, and was instrumental in drafting and passing the 14th and 15th Amendments to the United States Constitution.  An historically important remnant of Americana!  <B>Buy with confidence! </B><I>  We are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales!</B> <I>Just send us a courtesy  e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly.</I>  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!

CDV General George B. McClellan $100.00

 

CDV General Edmund Kirby Smith $150.00

 

CDV General John C. Breckenridge $125.00

 

important ! Abolitionist / 13th Amendmen $150.00




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