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<b>He died while on active service in 1863!</b>


(1806-63) He entered the navy in 1822, and sailed in the West Indies, off Africa, and along the China coast. He was appointed commander of the western flotilla at the beginning of the Civil War, and in Feb. 1862, with the cooperation of Gen. U.S. Grant, captured Fort Henry on the Tennessee River. In the ensuing capture of Fort Donelson, Foote was wounded. He aided Gen. John Pope on the Mississippi River, but his wound was not healing and he was obliged to take leave of his command. Having proved himself a gallant fighter on the rivers, he was awarded the Thanks of Congress, and appointed Rear Admiral, June 16, 1862. While still recuperating from his wound, he was put in charge of the Bureau of Equipment and Recruiting, and on June 4, 1863 was given command of the fleet off Charleston, S.C. Unfortunately, Foote's wound never healed properly and he died enroute to his assignment on June 26, 1863.


Portrait engraving, in naval uniform with epaulettes and printed facsimile autograph below his likeness and the title, "Rear Admiral Andrew H. Foote, U.S.N." Executed from a photograph by M.B. Brady, and engraved by J.C. Buttre. 7 x 10. Light staining.   

      This offering of an original and as far as we can discern unpublished, crayon portrait of <B>George Armstrong Custer</B> is a product of our ongoing attempt at <I>cleaning out</I> some of the accumulation of our 40+ years of seeking out all manner of historic Americana.  Representative of our decided emphasis on the mid to later 1800s antiques and the <I>good old days</I> when a trip down U.S. Rt. 1 here in Maine could produce such treasures, we acquired this portrait of the <I>Indian fighter</I> and a <I>Libbie</I> Custer signed copy of her <I>Life in Dakota with General Custer</I> literary effort, <I>Boots & Saddles</I>.

While the book was sold almost immediately, our appreciation of  photography and our general interest in Custer caused us to set the portrait aside in our personal accumulation until now.   The portrait remains in its original 20 ¼ X 17 5/8 inch frame and remains in excellent untouched condition with no stains, foxing or fading.  As to provenance we are confident that the new owner will be more than satisfied based on the image alone and comparison with known views of Custer. While students of Custer will be familiar with his <I>mutton chop</I> period as opposed to the more popular vision of <I>Indian fighter</I> with flowing locks, thick mustache and bare chin, we have offered some published images for comparison to the <I>mutton chop</I> look.  

     As to process, the mid through later 19th century crayon portrait generally resembles a charcoal medium but is in essence a photographic enlargement as a base for the artist using conventional art materials such as Cont’e crayon, pastels and watercolors.  While <I>crayon</I> is thought of today as a waxy media the 19th century <I>crayon portrait</I> utilized Cont’e crayon which was a dense stick of black pigment similar to hard pastel.  The end product was an artistic photograph appearing most like a charcoal rendering. They can be monochrome (albumin) or have charcoal coloring.  The subject portrait is the more pleasing albumin tone.  <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!


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 Illustrated here with a quarter for size comparison, our photographs will likely do best to describe this nice all untouched and original patent 1853 marked pushup candlestick.  Fashioned from tinned sheet iron this candlestick offers good evidence of age and originality yet remains in pleasing condition.  <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 18in. x D 14in.

WILL MOUNT UP OR DOWN

Admiral Andrew H. Foote $15.00

 

original! George Armstrong Custer PHOTO

 

Patent 1853 ‘PUSH-UP’ CANDLESTICK $120.00

 

CLASSIC LIGHT FIXTURE $550.00




<b>Free frank signature with rank on Engineer Department cover</b>


(1788-1864) The tenth graduate of the U.S. Military Academy. He was commissioned second lieutenant, Corps of Engineers, on July 1, 1805. During the War of 1812, he won the brevets of major and lieutenant colonel. After years of distinguished engineering service, he became chief engineer of the army. In the Mexican War he operated as Winfield Scott's chief engineer during the siege of Vera Cruz and was brevetted brigadier general. During the Civil War he continued as chief engineer of the army until his sudden death in Washington, on April 22, 1864. 


<u>Free Franked Engineer Department Envelope</u>: 5 1/2 x 3 1/8, imprinted cover, "Engineer Department, Official Business" signed in ink, J.G. Totten, above printed rank of B't Brig. Gen. & Col. Eng'rs. Addressed to Jno. S. Putnam, Esqr., Cornish, N.H. Partial "free frank" cancellation. Light age toning and wear.  


(1816-1894) He was Speaker of the Massachusetts House, presided over the Constitutional Convention of 1853, and the same year was elected to Congress, the first of ten terms. Elected Speaker of the House of Representatives in 1856, Banks showed moderation in deciding among factions during the bitter slavery debates. In 1858 he was elected Governor of Massachusetts, serving until January 1861, when Abraham Lincoln appointed him a Major General of volunteers after Banks offered his services. Many West Point officers could not understand this appointment considering that Banks had substandard military qualifications for the job of a field commander. He did contibute immeasurably in recruits, morale, money and propaganda to the Federal cause however. He was defeated by Stonewall Jackson in the celebrated Valley campaign with the loss of 30% of his force, and again by Jackson at Cedar Mountain. Banks commanded the siege and capture of Port Hudson, La., and also commanded the Red River campaign. After the war Banks returned to his political career.


Portrait engraving of a seated General Banks in uniform with rank of major general with epaulets, his sword cradled over his arm, and high black leather boots with his chapeau hat sitting on top of the table at his side. Executed from the original painting by Alonzo Chappel, circa 1863. Printed facsimile autograph below his portrait. Overall size is 5 1/2 x 8 1/4.   Measuring approximately 5 ½ X 4 1/8 inches this small preprinted and hand completed receipt confirms the extensive utilization of slave labor on <B><I>fortifications at and near the City</I></B> as Richmond prepared for the Seven Days Battles that would soon swirl around the Capitol City. The slave <I>Booker</I> was provided by <I>Anne Belle Leftwich</I>, child bride of [destined to be Colonel] <I>Alexander Hamilton Leftwich</I> who would serve in Co. B <B>VMI Corps of Cadets</B> at the <I><B>Battle of Newmarket</I></B>.  Ordered by regular Confederate Engineer, <B>Lt. Col. W. H. Stevens</B> who was responsible for Richmond’s fortifications. He was promoted to Brig. General in August 1864 and is said to have been the last man to cross the Mayo Bridge the night Richmond was evacuated.  All original and in pleasing condition with no rips, tears or repairs.   <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 64in. x W 27in.

Autograph, General Joseph G. Totten $50.00

 

General Nathaniel P. Banks

 

rare! 1862 Slave Labor Receipt for: FORT $435.00

 

VINTAGE CRYSTAL CHANDELIER $3400.00

H 20in. x W 26in.

TWO AVAILABLE..PRICE PER UNIT  This nice original earlier to mid 19th century W. Smith & Son sail makers needle packet still contains 9 period needles in a variety of stout sizes.  A neat item for the Civil War era and collector, these heavy, hand cut needles will clean up nicely however they are offered here just as they came to us after decades of storage and likely just as they were carried in an original W. Smith & Son needle case. A necessary utility to the soldier in the field for repair of shelter half, Sibly tent, or leather accoutrement, these heavy steel needles were a staple among entrepreneurial soldiers and sailors who considered them a primary tool as they cut fanciful scrimshaw decorations in beef, whale bone or ivory for trade, sale or to send back home.  A nice original and as found period personal item. (If you would like a single example  of a slightly smaller #12 needle use the search word <B>needle</B> see our Item # 900 ) Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !   A fine condition early design <I>Goodyear’s Patent</I> antique hard rubber cup <U>complete</U>and in its original blue lacquered tin travel case.  The case lid is embossed <B>INDIA RUBBER – TELESCOPING TUMBLER – MADE BY – THE INDIA RUBBER – COMB C</B>.  The original case remains in pleasing condition and retains a good amount of its period blue finish.  Difficult to find as they frequently lost a section and were cast aside in the period, this design pre dated the Niles Patent 1860 cup which added a base flange to prevent separation and a cover to make the cup self-contained. (see: <I>India-Rubber & Gutta-Percha In The Civil War Era</I> by Mike Woshner )  A nice item for the Civil War <I>smalls</I>, personal item or hard rubber collector.  <B>Buy with confidence! </B><I>  We are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales!</B> <I>Just send us a courtesy  e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly.</I>  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!


 Illustrated here with a US quarter for size comparison is a post Civil War veteran’s <B>7th Army Corps</B> badge.  Of interest to the collector and preserved in our accompanying letter will be the fact that we acquired this piece several years ago  when we were fortunate enough to purchase several groupings from the personal collection of our longtime friend, Dr. Francis Lord.  A pioneer Civil War collector from a day when nearly no one else paid much attention to the details of many now valued Civil War collectable categories, Francis authored the  widely known, multi volume, pioneer reference,  <I>Lord’s CIVIL WAR COLLECTORS ENCYCLOPEDIA</I>.  While a lot of detailed knowledge has been gained as the interest and <U>value</U> of Civil War collectibles increased so dramatically over the years, Dr. Lord’s first and second volumes in particular and his <I>Civil War Sutlers & Their Wares</I> continue to offer valuable and reliable reference to Civil War collectors.  (Use <I>Lord</I> in our search feature to find other Lord collection items.) Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!

DECO PENDANT LIGHTS $1800.00

 

Civil War era SAIL MAKERS NEEDLE PACKET $95.00

 

early India Rubber TELESCOPING CUP with $175.00

 

Lord collection - post Civil War - Veter $95.00

This nice stained bone mounted, two tine fork and matching knife will be best described by our photographs.  All in nice original condition with no cracks in the classic green stained bone, this later 18th century / early 19th century will make an attractive companion set laid in a Revolutionary War era haversack or with a period mess grouping .  <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 !  


 


<b>Document Signed</b> 


(1837-1910) Commissioned 2nd lieutenant, 31st New York Infantry, January 2, 1862; 1st lieutenant, May 9, 1862; captain, A.A.G., March 11, 1863; major, A.A.G., July 15, 1864; brevet lieutenant colonel, January 23, 1865; brevet colonel and brigadier general, March 13, 1865. Cited for gallantry during the battles of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Va., and Monocacy, Md. King served on the staffs of Generals' Calvin E. Pratt, Henry D. Terry, James B. Ricketts, Christopher C. Augur, and Winfield S. Hancock respectively.


<u>Document Signed</u>: 6 3/4 x 9, imprint, signed in ink. 


Head-Quarters, Middle Military Department 

Baltimore, June 29th, 1866 


Special Orders, No. 129 


1. Leave of absence is hereby granted the following named officer:


1st Lieutenant George B. Rodney, 4th United States Artillery, for ten (10) days.


2. The men on detached service at these Headquarters will be mustered for pay tomorrow, June 30th, by Brevet Lieutenant Colonel H.H. Bingham, Judge Advocate, 1t 11 o'clock, A.M. 


By command of Major General W.S. Hancock


ADAM E. KING

Assistant Adjutant General


OFFICIAL:

Adam E. King

Assistant Adjutant General


Signed in ink by King. Staining at bottom of the document.


George B. Rodney, enlisted on April 24, 1861, as a private, and was mustered into the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Heavy Artillery. He was mustered out on August 5, 1861. On August 5, 1861, he was commissioned 1st lieutenant, 4th U.S. Light Artillery. Promoted to captain by brevet on December 31, 1862, for Stone River, Tenn.; and major by brevet on September 20, 1863, for gallantry in the battle of Chickamauga, Ga.


Henry H. Bingham, Awarded the Medal of Honor for gallantry in the battle of the Wilderness, Va.


Wounded three times during the war!


(1841-1912) Born in Philadelphia, Pa., he graduated from Jefferson College in 1862. He enlisted on Aug. 22, 1862, and was commissioned 1st Lieutenant, in the 140th Pennsylvania Infantry, and was soon promoted to Captain, on Sept. 9, 1862. During the battle of Gettysburg, in July 1863, he was serving as Judge Advocate on the staff of General Winfield S. Hancock, when he was wounded on July 2nd. The next day he witnessed Pickett's Charge, from a position near the "Angle" where the Confederates reached what is now called the "High Water Mark." He received the personal effects from Confederate General Lewis A. Armistead, whoo lie mortally wounded, and carried the sad news to General Hancock, Armistead's dear friend from before the war. Bingham was a Mason, as was Armistead, and the story of how he provided assistance to his dying fellow Mason, was used in Masonic literature. Today, near the Gettysburg National Cemetery, is a monument which is titled, "Friend to Friend," which depicts Captain Henry H. Bingham, assisting General Lewis A. Armistead. During the battle of the Wilderness, on May 6, 1864, Bingham rallied and led into action a portion of the troops who had given way under fierce Confederate assaults, and was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his conspicuous bravery. On May 12, 1864, at the battle of Spotsylvania, Va., he was wounded for the second time during the war, and he was wounded for the third time on April 7, 1865, at Farmville, Va. He was promoted to Brevet Brigadier General, on April 9, 1865. Bingham was appointed postmaster of Philadelphia, by President Andrew Johnson, in March 1867, and served until December 1872. He was a delegate to the Republican National Conventions of 1872 though 1900, and was elected United States Congressman in 1878, and served until his death. In Congress, he served as Chairman of the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, and on the Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department.

   A neat item simply as a Civil War era personal item or period medical component, the bottle collector will quickly recognize the rare embossing variation <B>E. HARTSHORN & SON</B> [singular] /<B> ESTABLISHED 1850</B> / <B>BOSTON, MASS</B> instead of the usual <I> E HARTSHORN & SONS</I> [plural with a reverse order of: ] <I>BOSTON MASS. - ESTABLISHED 1850</I> as seen on these bottles. (The only such variation example we have found.)  Likely an important feature with respect to desirability for the bottle collector, though as Civil War era collectors we were most pleased with the presence of the original label.   Dr. Edward Hartshorn was born in Gloucester, Mass. 1817 and graduated from the Harvard Medical School in 1840.  After practicing medicine for some time Dr. Hartshorn turned his attention to pharmaceuticals taking his sons aboard each in turn as they reached the age of majority.   The bottle is in pleasing condition and the label, as you can see remains in excellent condition.  A neat display item! 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 !  


Photographs of Confederates. By William A. Albaugh, III. Published by Broadfoot Publishing Co., Wilmington, N.C., 1993. Hardcover with dust jacket. 233 pages, illustrated. New condition. Second of two books done by the pioneer of Confederate image collecting, William A. Albaugh, III. A must have for any collector of Confederate photography!

mid to late 1700s through early 1800s K $65.00

 

Autograph, General Adam E. King $25.00

 

E. HARTSHORN & SON / ESTABLISHED 1850 $65.00

 

More Confederate Faces $50.00




Civil War patriotic imprint with full color vignette of a Union sailor in uniform standing on a rope ladder and waving his cap. A large American flag is seen behind him. Motto below, "Three Cheers for the Red, White & Blue." 5 3/8 x 3. 


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


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

Three Cheers for the Red, White & Blue $8.00

 

Our Flag is Still There $8.00

 

VINTAGE INDUSTRIAL TEE LIGHT $1200.00

 

INDUSTRIAL PULLEY PENDANTS $0.00

H 40in. x D 21in.

TWO AVAILABLE  


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  


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.

ANTIQUE PENDANT LIGHT $4500.00

 

Zouave On To Richmond $8.00

 

Civil War Envelope With Portsmouth, Virg $10.00

 

General Joseph E. Johnston

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 !  


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.

rare oversize – American Lead Pencil Co. $125.00

 

antique Lignum Vitae Truncheon $95.00

 

The Photographs of Mary Todd Lincoln $75.00

 

Photograph, General George P. Doles $25.00




<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.  


<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 !

Photograph, General Benjamin Hardin Helm

 

Photograph, William L. Yancey $10.00

 

Photograph, General Thomas N. Waul $20.00

 

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

H 12in. x D 12in.  H 10in. x D 18in.  H 14in. x W 4in .x D 6in.  


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.

DECO LIGHT $300.00

 

VINTAGE FLUSH MOUNT FOYER LIGHT $3800.00

 

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

 

General Gillmore Appointed Commander of $15.00




<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.  


<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.

Autograph, Oliver J. Dickey $25.00

 

Liberty and Union $8.00

 

General Foster Named Commander Departmen $20.00

 

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




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.  H 42in. x D 6in.

Columbia's Brave Sons $8.00

 

original teal green – PEPPER SAUCE BOTTL $45.00

 

7828 French Art Nouveau Savon Blanche Le $15000.00

 

COOL PENDANT $325.00

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.

VINTAGE PENDANT LIGHT 5 DROPS $2400.00

 

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 23in. x D 12in.

INDUSTRIAL PENDANT LIGHTS $0.00

 

BARN LIGHT $750.00

 

7523 Antique Tiffany Laburnum Floor Lamp $500000.00

 

OLD PENDANT BOWL LIGHT $550.00

H 26in. x W 7in. x D 18in.  H 14in. x D 7in.  H 48in. x D 10in.


Sold as apair  H 11in. x D 12in.

H 26in. x W 7in. x D 18in. $850.00

 

INDUSTRIAL HANGING LIGHT $0.00

 

INDUSTRIAL PENDANT LIGHTS $950.00

 

WEDDING WAKE LIGHT VINTAGE $550.00

H 38in. x D 17in.  H 12in. x W 9in. x D 14in.  H 12in. x W 11in. X D 4in.  H 12in. x W 6in. x D 12in


price for each

INDUSTRIAL PENDANT LIGHTS $850.00

 

INDUSTRIAL WALL SCONCES $550.00

 

industrial wall lights. . . . 1 PAIR $750.00

 

VINTAGE SPOTLIGHT. . . CHROME $550.00




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