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V-AFM419510 

ITEM CODE: 5704

ITEM NAME:

5 Civil War Cavalry letters: exchanged between Co. D 1st U. S. Drag. then 18th NY Cav. friends. 

SELLING PRICE: 365.00

DESCRIPTION:

This group of five soldier’s letters consists of 4 letters by Sgt. then <B>Lt. Wim. Dubois</B>, a veteran of Co. D <B>1st U. S. Dragoons</B> now serving in the <B>18th New York Cavalry</B>, to <I>Friend</I> <I>Solomon O’Rielly</I> (needs research but clearly had some connection to the <I>old Co. D,</I> 1st Dragoons) and one letter on <U>Christian Commission Stationary</U> comes from <B>Sgt. Wm. Shackelford</B> to Solomon O’Rielly. Also a veteran of Co. D 1st Dragoons, Shackelford in now a member of the 18th N. Y. Cavalry but has been hospitalized at Jefferson Barracks by virtue of a gunshot wound for nearly a year.  Best described by our photos and a brief synopsis of each, below, the letters are penned in ink and are relatively easy read.  All remain in decent condition save one that though complete is torn in half.  Dubois’s letters offer a sprinkling of the usual between friends but offers an interesting insight into Cavalryman life in Texas among the deeply pro Confederate population.  Other friends of D Co. and the 18th Cavalry are mentioned with salutations passed along.   <B>Sgt. George Rork</B> (<I>old Rork</I>) of the 1st Dragoons then 18th Cavalry is mentioned along with the shooting of the 18th’s Capt. Nowlan (Henry James Nowlan) by a <I>local desperado</I>.  (Lt. Dubois seems quite contrary to life in Texas except for the abundance of <I>plenty of Mexican girls</I>.)  Sgt. Shackelford’s letter on Christian Commission stationary from Jefferson Barrack’s Hospital may be a favorite of this group as it is penned in light blue ink in a pleasing hand and is devoted almost entirely to a lament of the recent loss of <B>President Abraham Lincoln</B> 





#1  January 18, 1865 - La Fourche, La. : Sgt. Wim. Dubois to "Friend Sol" (Solomon O’Rielly needs research)   : Has been <I>out on scout for the last two weeks and just returned to this place</I>.  Reports on the wellbeing of mutual friend Wim. Shackelford who is not doing well <I>laying in hospital so long</I> (We learn in another of these letters that their friend had been shot). Dubois encourages <I>Sol</I> to write their ailing friend <I>Sergt. William Shackelford</I> at <I>Ward C Jefferson Barracks, Missouri</I>.  Advises that <I>old Rork is well</I> and wishes to be remembered.  ( Geo. Rork Co. G 18th N.Y. Cavalry, like Dubois and Shackelford, had prior service in D Co. 1st U. S. Dragoons) It is clear that Solomon O’Rielly was a veteran of D Co. as well as Dubois inquires of him if he had <I>heard anything from the old Co</I>.   (additional general interest content)



#2 March 4,1865 – Kennerville, La.: Lt. Wim. Dubois to "Friend Sol" (Solomon O’Rielly needs research)  : Advises "Sol" he has received a commission to 2nd Lt. mentions mutual friend George Rock again and advises that he has made Sargent.  Received a letter from Shackelford and advises that "it has been eleven months today since he was shot".  "That is a good while to lay in a hospital" says Dubois.  He expresses doubt as to the optimism of his friend that "the war is almost over".  "There will be a good deal of hard fighting yet" exclaims Dubois penning his opinion that the "Rebs will have to be well whipped".  He advises of a buildup of Union troops in the area and rumors of an impending "expedition".  He expects that "Mobile is the place".



#3 April 24, 1865 – Jefferson Barracks Hospital, Missouri (on U. S. Christian Commission stationary) : Sgt. Wim. Shackelford to Solomon O’Rielly :  The long hospitalized Sgt. Shackelford expresses distress at the death of Abraham Lincoln "all the world will mourn him" writes Shackelford.  "We all looked to him as a father; a heavy blow to our country exclaims.  The obviously distraught wounded Cavalryman expresses his pleasure at the letter he has received from his friend Solomon yet devoted the majority of his letter mourning the loss of the President.  He does mention Dubois and pleasure at receiving a letter from Sgt. Geo. Rock. Sgt. Shackelford closes with assurance that <I>my wound is about healed up</I>. 


#4 Aug. 24, 1865 - San Antonio, Texas : Lt. Wim. Dubois to ‘Friend Sol’ (Solomon O’Rielly needs research) :  Has been on the move and now has been in San Antonio about ten days; <I> We came from New Orleans, La. to this place by land and a long march it has been.</I>  Lt. Dubois reports that <I> There are a good many troops in this state and at present, what they are going to do with us is more than I can say</I>. He advises that <I>the talk is that we are going to Mexico to fight the French</I>.  Seems to like the place in general though all are eager for discharge.  <I>Plenty of Mexican girls here</I> says he.   As always remembers mutual friends Rock and Shackelford.

 


#5 April 1, 1866 San Antonio Springs, Texas : Lt. Wim. Dubois to ‘Friend Sol’ (Solomon O’Rielly needs research)   The Lieutenant’s  opinion of Texas seems to have waned somewhat since his arrival in August of 1865.  <I>Still laying in this old camp doing nothing of any impotence.  Dull</I> says he though they did have some excitement recently when Capt. Nowlan of the 18th NY Cavalry was shot by a local <I>desperado.  The people in this state with few exceptions are as much rebels now as they ever was.  For my part I would rather fight them than to try and live in peace and hear them curse the Yankees every day.  The very worst Rebels here get the best deals.</I>  Lt. Dubois writes of a corral master in the place that is paid $100.00 a month who was Captain of a band of gorillas.  The man boasts of the number of Yankees that he and his band murdered. Dubois writes of a dispute with the man over retrieval of horses from x-gorilla Captain’s corral.    <I>I hit him over the head with a six-shooter and fetched him to his knees</I>.  The fallen Reb soon threatened that he would shoot our Lt. Dubois next time he saw him but the Lieutenant advises that there is little danger. 

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 A nice <U>single</U> example of a classic Civil War vintage sand weighted, spun brass candlestick.   All original and standing approximately 5 3/8 inches high, stick will polish up well though we think that would be a shame and so have left such bad acting to the choice of the new owner.  With only the slightest bit of evidence of period use and a very light age patina after years of attic chest storage, this candlestick offers lots of charm and will fit in nicely in any Civil War period grouping.   Until it was unfortunately broken up, an example of this style was,  for many years included in the old <I>Gen. Robert E. Lee Headquarters  Museum</I> collection in Gettysburg.   please note:   <B>ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!!</B>  Thanks for visiting  Gunsight Antiques !!  Heavy cast iron safety match box, this neat little remnant of every day Civil War era life is boldly marked on the cover, <B>Self Closing – for matches & c., Patented Dec. 20, 1864, D. M & Co</B>.  A nice example in a desirable size (illustrated here with quarter for size comparison) this example offers remnants of its original black enamel finish and good evidence of age and originality.

An attractive piece for the antique wood stove or country kitchen as well as to the Civil War collector.  <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!


 This attractive turned, hand cut  bone chess set is complete and in exceptionally nice <I>as new</I>condition yet with good evidence of age and originality.  The set is housed in its original  5 1/2 X 4 1/4 X 2 3/8 inch dovetail box.  A desirable offering to suit a wide variety of collector interest to include antique games and Civil War personal items. (see: Gettysburg Visitor’s Center Civil War Museum collection)  <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 !

5 Civil War Cavalry letters: exchanged b $365.00

 

CIVIL WAR ERA BRASS CANDLESTICK $48.00

 

PAT. 1864 SELF CLOSING MATCH BOX $95.00

 

Victorian era antique - BONE CHESS SET $225.00

Not a big deal but a nice companion item to go with Civil War era personal items, period writing instruments or just to lay with an old slate.  All original with good age but likely never used. please note:   <B>ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!!</B>  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !!


 This attractive jeweler made identification pin was fashioned from a period silver quarter, smoothed on its face and engraved with the Harp and Shamrock design of the hard-fought <B>Irish Brigade</B>.  The initials of the original wearer <B>AO</B> appear in <I>old English</I> under the harp.    The back of the disk bears the stamped marking <B>88 NY</B> (<U>Clearly period to the piece</U> but struck after the pin was made, the additional identification was likely the afterthought of the wearer.) Our research uncovered <U>only one</U> <B>A.O.</B> in the 88th N.Y..    Per the Regimental roster found in Vol. III of the 1893 publication of the N.Y. Adjutant’s Report  Anthony O’Boye (a.k.a. Anthony O’Bogle) served as a Private in Co. E of the 88th. He was wounded art <B>Totopotomy, Virginia</B> and was listed as <I>absent, wounded, at muster-out of company</I> on June 30, 1865.  <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>  <FONT COLOR=#0000FF>Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! :</FONT COLOR=#0000FF>  A bit of a departure from our usual fare to be sure but we couldn’t resist this wonderful WW II vintage child’s representation of an Army Air Corps uniform.  Clearly made in the period for a young boy of four or five years of age the outfit includes cap, <I>Ike</I> style jacket, <I>Sam Brown</I> style belt, tie and trousers.  All remain in nice condition with no tears or repairs. Pleasing condition yet obviously lightly used in the period.  Our photos should describe the outfit best.  A really neat pre US Air Force outfit.  <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!


 Referred to in the period as a <I>fly bonnet</I> or <I>fly veil</I> back in the day these netted ornamentations served far more as a practical utility than as a decoration.  Our background illustration of such is from a crochet instruction sheet published in an 1863 <I>Godey’s Ladies Book</I>. Acquired years ago when such neat things sometimes surfaced, this  antique hand crocheted bonnet remains in fine apparently unused condition after decades of attic storage and some years in our own accumulation. please note:   <B>ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!!</B>  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !!

1800s SLATE PENCIL $15.00

 

88th New York IRISH BRIGADE Identificati $495.00

 

WW II - CHILDS ARMY AIR CORPS UNIFORM $250.00

 

original Civil War vintage ‘fly bonnet’ $65.00




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


(1797-1849) Born in Hatfield, Mass., he attended Williams College, in Williamstown, Mass., studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Tiffin, Ohio. Appointed prosecuting attorney for Seneca County in 1824, for Williams County in 1826, and for Sandusky County in 1827; served as a member of the Board of Public Works of Ohio, 1836-45; served as a U.S. Congressman from 1847 until his death in 1849.


<u>Signature With Place</u>: 6 1/2 x 1 3/4, in ink, R. Dickinson, Lower Sandusky, Ohio.   H 16in. x D 8in.


PRICE PER LIGHT  H 40in. x D 14in.


7 in stock  H 40in. x D 16in.

Autograph, Rodolphus Dickinson

 

ANTIQUE PENDANT LIGHTS. . . SET OF 4 $350.00

 

COOL PENDANT $1200.00

 

INDUSTRIAL PENDANT LIGHTS $1200.00

H 16in. x W 10in. x D 12in.  H 28in. x D 14in.  H 20in. x W 12in. x D 22in.

Original glas s globes



 H 26in. x W 8in. x D 4in.

Bronze wall sconce light $0.00

 

CLASSIC PENDANT LIGHT $1200.00

 

Pair of cast iron restored wall sconces $4800.00

 

H 26in. x W 8in. x D 4in. $0.00




<b>Hopkins L. Turney, United States Congressman and Senator from Tennessee


William M. Cocke, United States Congressman from Tennessee</b>


<u>Hopkins L. Turney</u>: (1797-1851) Born at Dixon Springs, Smith County, Tennessee, he fought in the Seminole War in 1818. He studied law, admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Jasper, Tenn.; moved to Winchester, Tenn., and continued with his law practice. Served as a member of the Tennessee State House of Representatives, 1828-38. Served as U.S. Congressman, 1837-43, and U.S. Senator, 1845-51. He was the chairman of the Committee on Retrenchment, and also served on the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office. 


<u>Signature With State</u>: 6 1/2 x 1 3/4, in ink, Tennessee [the one written above the signature is in another hand], H.L. Turney, Tennessee [his name and Tennessee written below the autograph are written in the hand of Turney].



On the reverse side is a second autograph, that of United States Congressman William M. Cocke of Tennessee.


<u>William M. Cocke</u>: (1815-96) Born in Rutledge, Grainger County, Tenn., he pursued classical studies and graduated from East Tennessee College at Knoxville. He then studied law, was admitted to the bar and practiced in Rutledge and Nashville. Served as a member of the Tennessee State House of Representatives, and later as a U.S. Congressman, 1845-49. Was chairman of the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions. Afterwards he held many local and State offices, dying in Nashville in 1896.


<u>Signature With Place</u>: 6 1/2 x 1 3/4, in ink, Wm. M. Cocke, Rutledge, Tennessee.   


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


(1799-1866) Born in Pennsylvania, he attended the common schools, studied medicine and commenced practice in Hanoverton, Ohio. Served as a Democratic U.S. Congressman, 1845-49. Declining renomination, he moved to Cincinnati where he resumed the practice of medicine. He served as treasurer of Hamilton County, 1860-62.


<u>Signature With Place</u>: 6 3/4 x 1 5/8, in ink, Geo. Fries, Hanoverton, Ohio.  


<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.


Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Standing view portrait wearing naval uniform with epaulettes and holding his sword. Backmark: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., 587 Broadway, New York. Small cut in the extreme lower right edge of the mount. Does not affect the image. Light edge wear.  Dr. Francis Lord’s Civil War show 19 X 22 ¾ inch letter and number display board is offered here untouched just as the pioneer Civil War collector and author created it. The display offers 100 original Civil War period letters and numbers organized in sets according to size and style then wired (a few are glued) to a sheet of heavy art board and backed with a second art board sheet.  Please note: We hope this piece will remain intact as a collection and have priced it at much less than half the going retail total of its individual parts hoping that will encourage purchase by an appreciative collector.


<CENTER>A breakdown of the display with approximate is as follows, sizes starting at the top by row:


7- 1  7/16 inch  LETTERS ; 4- 1 3/8, 1- 1 5/8, 1-2, 1 2/4 inch NUMBERS; 8 – 1 1/16 inch LETTERS;  9 – 1 inch NUMBERS; 8 -1 inch LETTERS; 7- 1 inch LETTERS; 13 – ¾ inch NUMBERS; 13 – ¾ inch LETTERS; 7- ¾ inch LETTERS; 10- ½ inch NUMBERS; 12-1/2 inch LETTERS</CENTER>



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 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 any other Lord collection items.) Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!

Autographs, Hopkins L. Turney & William $20.00

 

Autograph, George Fries

 

CDV Admiral Andrew H. Foote $45.00

 

Dr. Francis Lord’s own - Civil War LETTE $795.00

Plucked some years ago from a large collection of 18th century tableware, this attractive hand crafted knife and fork remain in exceptional condition with subtle evidence of age while appearing to be unused.  Crafted in classic style with a knife offering a wide (1 1/8 inch) rounded blade tip for eating in the 1700s fashion.  A classic two straight tine fork, both knife and fork of  heavy forged construction, nicely finished yet, upon close inspection, with evidence of hand rasp shaping particularly on the inner surfaces of the fork’s tines.  Both pieces have brass pinned, slabbed bone grips on classic tapered iron shanks.   An outstanding pair that will display well with period eating and tableware.  <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!  A wonderful display item for the 19th century textile enthusiast, this <B>MILLERS RIVER SHEETING</B> marking stamp emanates from the <I>Millers River Mfg.</I> textile mill located in Massachusetts. (see: Civil War years Mass. business directories as well as <I> The New England Business Directory </I>by Adams, Sampson & Co.)  Located in a cradle of 19th century water powered manufacturing of all manner of goods, Millers River Sheeting was best known in this period for production of cotton sheeting and printing cloth. This textile hand stamp measures approximately 12 X 14 ½ inches and is a stout  3/4 inch thick.  Constructed in the mid-19th century fashion with good evidence of hand chiseling, classic iron hardware and retaining lots of the <I>old blue</I> powder marking paint this hand stamp would have been applied to the outer sheet of large bundles or bales of sheeting destined for textile printing and fabrication mills.  Rarely seen outside of dedicated  museum collections and even then seldom found, this  period original from the heart of New England’s 19th century textile region will make a decorative addition to any textile grouping.  <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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 <b>Can Leave Without Permission of His Headquarters</b>


5 x 8, imprint.


Headquarters Department of the Gulf

New Orleans, June 20, 1862


General Orders No. 43


No Officer commanding a Post, can leave said Post without obtaining permission from the Headquarters of the Department. 


By command of MAJOR GENERAL BUTLER


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


Excellent. Scarce Department of the Gulf imprint.  


<b>Forced Issue by General Benjamin F. Butler!</b>


New Orleans. Oct. 24, 1862. Vignette of a dock scene at center, with men loading ships, and a negro holding the horse of a wagon. Coast Watcher Maiden at left, Two ladies at right. "1" in green with intricate green pattern at lower center. Very fine. This was a "forced issue" note issued by the city of New Orleans under the occupational rule of "The Beast," Union General Benjamin F. Butler. All Confederate money was declared illegal by Butler so the city was forced to issue these notes under his supervision. Extremely desirable note!

classic late 18th early 19th century sty $65.00

 

earlier to mid 1800s Millers River Cotto $275.00

 

General Butler Orders That No Officer Co $15.00

 

1862 City of New Orleans $1 Note

Once a relatively common find as they were released to antique sales from decades of attic storage such little bronze bells with its turned maple handle and iron clapper is now a scarce item on the antique and decorator market. (The awful habit of polishing off the decades of rich age patina only makes the original pure examples more desirable.) Illustrated here with a quarter for size comparison, this little bronze bell stands approximately 6 inches high and measures just under 3 ¼ inches across the mouth. A good size for desk or counter, this bell remains in untouched and completely original with no condition issues. 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 !


 This circa 1864 check  bears the ink signature of Bvt. Brig. Gen. Thomas S. Allen who served in the Civil War as Lt. Col. 2nd Wisconsin Infantry and then as Colonel of the  5th Wisconsin Infantry. The Civil War history of Gen. Allen includes command service with the famous Iron Brigade and action at 1st Bull Run and South Mountain  where Allen lead his command as the 2nd stormed the enemy's position and as the brigade dislodged Confederate forces  at Antietam.  At Fredericksburg the 2nd held an exposed position taking heavy artillery fire.  Thomas Allen’s baptism of fire in the Iron Brigade would serve well as he was commissioned as Colonel of the 5th Wisconsin on Christmas day 1862. Colonel Allen would command at Chancellorsville, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor and at Petersburg.  He was listed as wounded 11/7/1863 Rappahannock Station, Virginia.   On March 13, 1865 Colonel Allen was promoted Brig. General by Brevet for meritorious services during the war. The check measures approximately  7 ¾" X 3 5/8" and remains in crisp condition with brown ink signature. Gen. Allen’s bold endorsement is as Wisconsin’s  Secretary of State. A nice original item for easy display or framing at a reasonable price.  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 !


 All in nice solid condition with no splits or tears, this rare <B>Co. K 82 Indiana Infantry</B> ribbon shows some fading as good evidence of age and originality but will make a hard to find addition to any Civil War veteran collection.  The hard fought 82nd Indiana participated in the battles of Perryville, Stones River, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Missionary Ridge, Atlanta Campaign, battles of Resaca, Kennesaw Mountain, Siege of Atlanta, battle of Jonesborough, Sherman's March to the Sea and the battle of Bentonville. <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 !!  This Gettysburg souvenir book containing a full complement of twenty chromolithograph images on heavy linen embossed post card like stock as one would expect of mid through third quarter 1900s.  The images sport a string binding and cedar covers of battlefield recovered wood.  Souvenir knickknacks of battlefield cut cedar have long since passed in the local gift shops and have now become a collectable in and of themselves as so many visiting tourists and earlier day aging Civil War veterans wanted something of the battlefield to take home. (use our search feature to see items 4515 and 2000)  The front cover (2 7/8 X 3 ¾ inches) features inset photos of battle commanders Meade and Lee, with <B>Gettysburg, PA  July 1, 2, 3, 1863</B> in the lower right corner.  Images include such well known battlefield locations as the Pennsylvania State Memorial, Spangler's Spring, Little Round Top and the Warren Monument, Hancock Avenue Looking South, Alabama Memorial, North Carolina Memorial, Statutes of Generals Buford and Reynolds and Hall's Maine Battery, New York Memorial and National Cemetery, Lincoln Speech Memorial, Eternal Light Peach Monument, General Meade's Headquarters, General Lee's Headquarters, US National Cemetery, Minnesota Monument, Jennie Wade House, Big Round Top From The Valley Of Death, Monument of Father Corby - Chaplain of the New York Irish Brigade and Virginia State Memorial. This all original Gettysburg Battlefield souvenir remains complete and in nice condition yet offers good evidence of age.   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 !

attractive antique BRONZE BELL $50.00

 

Wisconsin’s General T. S. Allen - SIGNE $55.00

 

Civil War Veteran – Co. K 82nd Indiana – $78.00

 

Gettysburg Battlefield Souvenir $45.00

H 19in. x W 16in. x W 6in.  H 24in. x D 14in.  H 30in. x W 20in. x W 8in.  H 46in. x W 52in. x D 3in.

STEAMPUNK LAMP $450.00

 

GOOSENECK MACHINIST LAMP $850.00

 

STEAMPUNK TABLE LAMP $500.00

 

GARDEN GATES $0.00

H 24in. x W 60in. x D 33in.  H 55in. x D 28in. x D 28in.  H 70in. x D 28in. x D 24in.  H 36in. x W 24in. x D 12in.

BATHING TUB ROMAN $2800.00

 

STAGE LIGHT VINTAGE $1250.00

 

STAGE LIGHT VINTAGE $950.00

 

Large Lucite wall lights $0.00

H 30in. x W 12in. x D 18in.  H 21in. x W 54in. x D 15in.  H 44in. x D 12in.


sold as a pair  H 56in. x D 12in


PRICE/EACH

H 30in. x W 12in. x D 18in. $0.00

 

H 21in. x W 54in. x D 15in. $0.00

 

pulley lights vintage industrial $1600.00

 

INDUSTRIA LPULLEY PENDANT LIGHTS $950.00

H 77in. x D 10in.


MORE AVAILABLE  H 94in. x W 58in. x D 19in.  H 56in. x D 22in.'

TWO AVAILABLE

PRICE PER LIGHT  H 48in. x D 20in.

PENDANT GLOBE FIXTURE $0.00

 

FILE CABIBINET MULTIDRAWER $2500.00

 

DECO PENDANT LIGHT $1000.00

 

ANTIQUE FOYER LIGHT FIXTURE $8500.00

H 64in. x D 24in.  H 50in. x D 18in.


PRICE PER FIXTURE  


By Richard W. Murphy and the Editors of Time Life Books. Published by Time Life Books, Alexandria, Va., 1987. Hardcover with embossed gray leatherette cover with illustration of a pair of old soldiers; one in gray, the other in blue, shaking hands at the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, in July of 1913. Also has U.S. and C.S. belt plates, stars, crossed cannons, swords and cannon balls with the title printed in blue. Title is also printed in blue on the spine. Large 9 x 11 size, 176 pages, index, maps, profusely illustrated. Brand new condition.  


<b>Dated only one week after the bombardment of Fort Sumter!</b>


April 19, 1861. Charleston, South Carolina. Large vignette of a Confederate sailor holding a 1st National Confederate flag at left. Maiden with oxen at center. A very attractive note printed in red and issued only a week after the bombardment of Fort Sumter! There is also a vignette on the reverse with a slave carrying a basket of cotton on his shoulder, and another slave filling up a basket of cotton in the background. Printed in blue. Crisp uncirculated condition. Very scarce and desirable note.

ANTIQUE FOYER LIGHT FIXTURE $8500.00

 

DECO PEDANT LIGHT FIXTURE. . . 2 AVAILABLE $1500.00

 

The Nation Reunited, War's Aftermath $25.00

 

1861 Corporation of Charleston, S. C. 10

Another remnant of our nearly fifty years of New England antique <I>picking</I> it is time to move this treasure on to a deserving home.  Measuring approximately 10 ¾  inches from butt to spout, this well patinated old powder horn is quite rudimentary at a casual glance.  Nice age for sure, with pleasing color but relatively crudely fashioned and plain with the exception of brass tack embellishment on the butt plug.  What we’d call a <I>working man’s</I> horn by construction and likely use.  A closer look however offers up the clearly period scratch engraved inscription <I><B>With JAMES FRYE </I></B> and a nearly obliterated from wear <I><B> Ju 17 1775</I></B> still discernable with close inspection.   Enthusiasts of American Revolutionary War history will recognize the date as that of the battle of Bunker Hill with a quick resource check confirming that Col. James Frye was in command of troops there on June 17, 1775.   While some time on the internet will offer all the particulars of the action recorded as the Battle of Bunker Hill and Col. James Frye’s roll in the continental military, the identity of the colonist who so proudly preserved his presence on that date has been lost to history.  A desirable relic of our American past!  <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!

  

 Standing just under 3 niches and measuring 2 ¾ inches in diameter, this neat little tinned sheet iron cup would have been just the thing for personal use.  Large enough to offer a good drink or helping of soup or stew for the luckier troop yet lighter and more easily carried on the march, such sturdily fashioned iron cups are well documented in period photography and public and private Civil War collections.  The cup is fashioned of heavy sheet iron rolled and soldered with the classic flat bottom, a durable handle is secured by swaged  iron pins with all then <I>hot-dipped</I> in molten tin to produce a campaign worthy personal utility.  We discovered three of these period <I>tin</I> cups here in an early 19th century Maine attic where they had been set aside for decades and are offering each here individually for the collector / historian who would like one.  Each is entirely original and hand crafted in the period and remains in fine, likely unused condition with lots of still bright tin finish yet with age patches and lots of good evidence of un-touched period originality.      



 This attractive little hunting utility measures approximately 4 inches in diameter and is of hand stitched leather with a carved wooden spout and stopper.  All in excellent, even useable condition containing a full complement of antique <I>dropped</I> shot. (Irregular in size such shot was made by sprinkling molten lead into cool water, <I>dropped-shot</I>.) The leather remains pliable and all is original even to some remaining teeth marks on the carved stopped.  A neat companion item to go with a period fouler or to lay with a period hunting bag or powder horn.  please note:   <B>ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!!</B>  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !!  Patterned after the well-known wartime photo of the Confederate General Robert E. Lee taken in the Richmond, Virginia studio of <I>Vannerson & Jones</I>, this cast iron doorstop is reminiscent of the turn of the century casting by the John Wright Co. (founded in the 1880’s) yet a close examination of this piece reveals a crudeness with pronounced cast marks not found with the finer Wright Co. examples.  We believe this piece is either an early pre-production example of the John Wright, Lee doorstop or a much earlier sand casting taken from the 1863 Richmond pose and rendered by an entirely different foundry.    Standing approximately 7 ½ inches the figure offers a natural age patina as it was acquired in a Virginia estate some twenty years past.  Upon the closest examination, a few tiny flex of black enamel show that the piece was originally painted.  A bit of an enigma but whether a very early pre-production casting by John Wright or (wouldn’t we like to think so) a war time casting inspired by the Richmond photographer’s image of General Lee, this old cast iron doorstop is deserving of a new home as we clear away some of our many years accumulation.  <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!

Revolutionary War relic- June 17, 1775 $1400.00

 

Civil War era personal TIN CUP $55.00

 

hand crafted Antique Shot Pouch $45.00

 

antique sand cast - Robert E. Lee DOORST $145.00

Still housed as found in a period dovetailed slide top box from the pharmaceutical company <B>POWERS & WEIGHTMAN, Philadelphia</B>, this nice old chess set remains in fine condition and is offered here untouched just as it came from a country Maine attic.  Illustrated here with a US quarter for size comparison, the game pieces are of turned white birch with the black pieces of the same material, stained.   A staple of the 19th century era turning mills here in Maine as they produced clothespins, spools, dowels and all manner of goods from this tight grain <I>North Woods</I> white birch.  An extra nice period chess set, complete and ready to set in any Civil War era grouping.  The identification to <B>J. H. Griffin</B> will be of special interest  as the set came out of a Freeport, Maine where <B>James H. Griffin</B> of the <B>30th Maine Infantry</B> lived.  The only Maine <I>J. H. Griffin</I> serving in the Civil War, Griffin enlisted and was mustered in on December 18, 1863 as a Private of Co. B 30th Maine Vols.  He mustered out in Savannah, Georgia on August 20, 1865.  Not as tight a provenance as is most desirable but a probable connection to a good, hard fought, Maine regiment worthy of passing along to be preserved with this nice chess set.  <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!


 We have all manner of state of Maine Civil War MILITARY paper! (Muster Rolls, Equipment Issue & Military Stores, Commissions, Discharges &c ) If you have a special interest in someone in any of the following <B>Maine Regiments</B> let us know who you are looking for with <U> Regiment</U> & <B><U>name of the specific person you are seeking</B></U> and as time permits we will check for your wants. If we have something we will get back to you with price and particulars.


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By Champ Clark and the Editors of Time Life Books. Published by Time Life Books, Alexandria, Va., 1985. Hardcover with embossed gray leatherette cover with full color illustration of Confederate General Lewis A. Armistead, waving his hat on the tip of his sword as he spearheads the charge of General George Pickett's division on the third day of the Battle of Gettysburg. Armistead was fatally wounded at the peak of the advance up Cemetery Ridge, known thereafter as the "High Water Mark of the Confederacy." Also has U.S. and C.S. belt plates, stars, crossed cannons, swords and cannon balls with the title printed in blue. Title is also printed in blue on the spine. Large 9 x 11 size, 176 pages, index, maps, profusely illustrated. Brand new condition. Excellent book on the epic 1863 battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.  


<b>With scarce Yankee counter stamp</b>


State of South Carolina, Columbia, June 28, 1861. Vignette of Palmetto tree at center, farmer holding wheat at left, and dog at right. Counter stamped in red at upper center, "Sample of Old Jeff Lucifer's Bonds." This is a really scarce Yankee counter stamp on this early war Confederate South Carolina note. The note was probably captured at the fall of Columbia and stamped as a patriotic collectible. Fine. The note shows circulation with some folds and a very tiny hole at the center where two folds intersect. Bright, attractive note that will display well. Very desirable Confederate note.

extra nice! Civil War era turned birch C $145.00

 

Civil War MAINE DOCUMENTS – MISCELLANEO $0.00

 

Gettysburg, The Confederate High Tide $35.00

 

1861 Corporation of Columbia, South Caro




By Ronald H. Bailey and the Editors of Time Life Books. Published by Time Life Books, Alexandria, Va., 1984. Hardcover with embossed gray leatherette cover with photograph of Confederate dead lying beside an abandoned limber on the Antietam battlefield east of the Dunker Church. The men were killed during the early morning fighting on September 17, 1862, as this position was being defended by the Confederate artillery battalion led by Colonel Stephen D. Lee. Also has U.S. and C.S. belt plates, stars, crossed cannons, swords and cannon balls with the title printed in blue. Title is also printed in blue on the spine. Large 9 x 11 size, 176 pages, index, maps, profusely illustrated. Brand new condition. Excellent book on the 1862 battle of Antietam, Maryland.  Nice early wick trimmer shears.  Unmarked as to maker, as is most commonly the case in American country made products, these iron trimmers remain in excellent condition and are the style of the 2nd quarter of the 19th century.  A nice companion item for the 1812 through Civil War eras. please note:   <B>ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!!</B>  If you are new to our catalog and wish additional ordering information or just to learn who we are, please check out our home page.  Thanks for visiting our catalog!!


 A nice solid Civil War issue percussion cap box, this offering remains solid with <U>sound stitching and no breaks or weak spots</U> in the belt loops or closure tab.  Some age crackling to the surface as you can see but with no flaking, this box is untouched and as found with telltale green verdigris at the rivets and finial.  The box retains its original wool linger. As with <U>all direct sales</U>, we are pleased to offer a <B>no questions asked three day inspection with refund of the purchase price upon return as purchased!</B> Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !



 A nice Civil War vintage crochet cotton misers purse.  Narrow in the middle and closed at both ends, miser's purses ranged in the course of their history from 8 to 10 inches long.  A knitted or crocheted <I>tube</I> with short slit in the narrow midsection to let the carrier drop coins or other small objects into either end of the tube.  The purse was closed by moving the rings, or sliders toward the ends, gathering the fabric snugly around the contents. The <I>toes</I>or ends were usually tasseled, one end was generally square the other rounded.  Frequently categorized by collectors as being exclusively for ladies use, the misers purse was an equally popular personal item of both sexes.  All in excellent original condition, this classic example of period ladies or men’s fare remains solid and suitable for careful use or will fit well in any period accessory or personal item collection.  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 !

The Bloodiest Day, The Battle of Antieta $35.00

 

Early iron WICK TRIMMER $45.00

 

Civil War - Ordinance Department Inspect $165.00

 

CIVIL WAR era MISER’S PURSE $75.00




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