View Orders Back to AntiqueArts Home Page Come and view all that's new! Come and view all that's new! More than 135 upscale Antiques shops Would you like to sell your antiques here? Have a question or suggestion? A comprehensive guide to antiques resources on the World Wide Web
Antique Arts Showcase
What's New in the Collector's Showcase?
The Most Recent Additions to This Category are First!


 Architectural Antiques
 Art
 Autographs
 Books
 China & Dinnerware
 Coins & Currency
 Cultures & Ethnicities
 Furniture & Accessories
 Lamps & Lighting
 Memorabilia
 Metalware
 Militaria
 Music Related
 Paper & Ephemera
 Photographica
 Political
 Porcelain & Pottery

Entirely hand stitched and constructed in silk this earlier to mid-1800s ladies bonnet remains in excellent original condition and will best be described by our photo illustrations.   With good evidence of period construction and style while remaining in pleasing condition this black silk bonnet will go nicely in any Mexican War through Civil War era grouping and will be of special interest to the earlier to mid-19th century mourning collector.  A desirable ladies item simply laid out or displayed on your period form.  <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>  H 26in. x D 8in.


price per item  H 34in.  x D 24IN


SOLD AS A PAIR......priced per ite  H 32in. x D 16in.


Sold as a pair only

earlier to mid-19th century – Ladies Mou $145.00

 

MCM CRYSTAL PENDANTS X6 $350.00

 

DECO PENDANT LIGHTS $2500.00

 

VINTAGE INDUSTRIAL LIGHTS $650.00

H 48in. x D 18in.  


4 1/4 x 7, imprint.


War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, October 7, 1862


General Orders

No. 153


The Headquarters of Colonel William Hoffman, 3d Infantry, Commissary General of Prisoners, is transferred from Detroit, (Mich.) to Washington, D.C.


By Order Of The Secretary Of War:


L. THOMAS

Adjutant General


Light age toning and wear. The upper left corner of the paper is very slightly clipped. 



Colonel William Hoffman

Commissary General of Prisoners


(1807-84) Born in New York, he was the son of Lieutenant Colonel William Hoffman, who served in the War of 1812. He graduated from West Point in 1829, and was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, 6th U.S. Infantry. He served in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1829; on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Ks., 1829-1831; was in the Black Hawk War, 1832; at Ft. Leavenworth, Ks., 1833; and in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1834-1836. He was promoted to 1st Lieutenant, 6th U.S. Infantry, November 16, 1836. Hoffman was next on frontier duty at Ft. Jesup, La., 1836; at Camp Sabine, La., 1836; and in the Florida War, 1837-1842. He was promoted to Captain, 6th U.S. Infantry, February 1, 1838. He served on recruiting service, 1842; on Frontier Duty at Ft. Smith, Ar., 1843-1846; and in mustering volunteers into service, 1846 before becoming involved in the Mexican War. In Mexico, he was engaged in the march through Chihuahua, 1846; Siege of Vera Cruz, March 9-29, 1847; Battle of Cerro Gordo, April 17- 18, 1847; Skirmish at Amazoque, May 14, 1847; Capture of San Antonio, August 20, 1847; Battle of Contreras, August 19-20, 1847; and Battle of Churubusco, August 20, 1847. He was brevetted to Major, August 20, 1847, for gallant and meritorious conduct in the Battles of Contreras and Churubusco. Hoffman was next engaged in the Battle of Molino del Rey, September 8, 1847; storming of Chapultepec, September 13, 1847; and the assault and capture of Mexico City, September 13-14, 1847. He received a brevet to Lieutenant Colonel, September 8, 1847, for gallant and meritorious conduct in the Battle of Molino del Rey. Following the Mexican War, he was on recruiting duty, 1848-1849; frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Ks., 1849-1850; and at the crossing of the Arkansas, Ks., 1851. He was promoted to Major, 5th U.S. Infantry, April 15, 1851. Hoffman was in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1852. Transferred to the 6th U.S. Infantry, February 20, 1852, he was at Newport Barracks, Ky., 1852-1854; on frontier duty at Ft. Laramie, Dakota Territory, 1854- 1855; on the Sioux Expedition, 1855; at Ft. Laramie, Dakota Territory, 1855-1857; on the Utah Expedition, 1858; on the March to California, 1858; on frontier duty in Mojave Country, 1858-1859; at Benicia, Ca., 1859-1860. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, 8th U.S. Infantry, October 17, 1860. He continued on frontier duty at San Antonio, Tx. where he was made a prisoner of war by the Texas Rebels, and not exchanged until August 27, 1862. He was promoted to Colonel, 3rd U.S. Infantry, April 25, 1862. Hoffman served as Commissary General of Prisoners, at Washington, D. C., to November 3, 1865. He was brevetted to Brigadier General, U. S. Army, October 7, 1864, for faithful and meritorious services during the Civil War, and brevetted to Major General, U. S. Army, March 13, 1865, for faithful, meritorious and distinguished services as Commissary General of Prisoners during the Civil War. Following the Civil War, Hoffman was in command of a Regiment at St. Louis, Mo., December 16, 1865-April 18, 1866; in command of a Regiment at Ft. Leavenworth, Ks., April 18, 1866-March 6, 1868; and Superintendent of the General Recruiting Service to May 1, 1870 when he retired. [Source: Aztec Club].  


<b>Colonel of the 9th Louisiana Infantry</b>


(1818-71) Born in Jefferson County, Tennessee, the 6 1/2 foot tall Peck moved to Louisiana in the early 1840’s and purchased a plantation in Madison Parrish, opposite Vicksburg. He enlisted as a private at Camp Moore, La., on July 7, 1861, and was mustered into the 9th Louisiana Infantry. The first colonel of this hard fighting regiment was Richard Taylor, son of General and President Zachary Taylor. The younger Taylor went on to prominence during the War Between the States and promotion to the rank of lieutenant general. Arriving on the First Manassas, Va. battlefield just after the Union army retreated, thereafter the 9th Louisiana Infantry fought in every engagement that the Army of Northern Virginia participated in. The regiment eventually surrendered at Appomattox with only 64 men and 4 officers left. Peck was promoted to colonel, October 8, 1863, and brigadier general, February 18, 1865. He was paroled at Vicksburg on June 6, 1865. 


Antique photograph, 3 3/4 x 5 1/2. Bust view in Confederate uniform. No imprint. Circa 1800's, post Civil War. Staining on the front and back. Peck is scarce to find any images of.


WBTS Trivia: The 9th Louisiana Infantry had 21 killed and 55 wounded at the battle of Sharpsburg, Md., and 25 killed and 57 wounded at the battle of Chancellorsville, Va.   


Authentic, original woodcut engraving that has been hand tinted in color and was published in the June 13, 1863 issue of Harper's Weekly. Caption: Home From The War. Delightful scene of Union soldiers just home from the war being welcomed by their wives and sweethearts. 14 3/4 x 10 3/4. Harper's Weekly and date are printed in the margin. Very desirable.

INDUSTRIAL PENDANT LIGHTS #1890 91 92 $450.00

 

The Hdqtrs. of Commissary General of Pri $10.00

 

Photograph, General William R. Peck $15.00

 

Home From The War $75.00




<b>Bull Run Russell</b>


(1820-1907) Prominent English war correspondent who developed a reputation as Britain's finest military reporter. He came to America in 1861 to cover the American Civil War for the London Times. When General Irvin McDowell marched his inexperienced troops to the 1st battle of Bull Run, Va., Russell termed them a "rabble" army. Ironically, he was given the nickname "Bull Run" Russell for his panic stricken skedaddle from that battlefield. He published his Civil War experiences, which were titled, "My Diary, North and South." He was knighted in May 1895, and later appointed a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order by King Edward VII.


Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Standing view in full military splendor, with a medal pinned to his chest, and holding sword. Hat with plume sits on top of the studio table at his side. Backmark: E. & H.T. Anthony, New York, made from a photographic negative in Brady's National Portrait Gallery. Light age toning and wear. Very desirable pose in military attire.  


<b>Severely wounded at the battle of Seven Pines, Virginia</b>


(1824-86) Brother of Union General Henry J. Hunt, he graduated in the West Point class of 1847. He served in the Mexican War and in the Pacific Northwest. He saw action in the 1862 Virginia Peninsular campaign under General George B. McClellan and was severely wounded at Seven Pines, Virginia. Following his recovery he was promoted to brigadier general and took part in General John G. Foster's movements against Kinston and Goldsboro, N.C. He later commanded the defenses of New York Harbor. He remained in the U.S. Army after the Civil War, and until his death, he served in various forts around the country.


<u>Partial Document Signed With Rank</u>: 7 3/4 x 6 1/2, in ink. Partial 1853 quartermaster related statement signed by Hunt with rank, "Yr. Obdt. Servt., L.C. Hunt, 1st Lieut. 4th Inf., A.A.Q.M." Addressed to Genl. Thos. S. Jessup, Quarter Master General, Washington City. Docket on the reverse, Lieut. L.C. Hunt, Fort Humboldt, May 4/53. Noted at the bottom is, Recd. July 12/53. Light age toning and wear. Very nice signature with rank and title.


Interesting facts about General Jesup and Fort Humboldt- Thomas S. Jesup, the recipient of this document, was a United States Army officer known as the "Father of the Modern Quartermaster Corps". His 52 year military career was one of the longest in the history of the U.S. Army.


Fort Humboldt, California, where this document originated, was established on a 35 foot high bluff overlooking Humboldt Bay, on January 30, 1853, during the California Gold Rush, by Captain Robert C. Buchanan, 4th U.S. Infantry. The fort was abandoned on September 14, 1867.


Captain Ulysses S. Grant, 4th U.S. Infantry, was posted to Fort Humboldt early in 1854.


In July 1854, Colonel Joseph K.F. Mansfield (later as a Union General he was killed at Antietam during the Civil War) inspected Fort Humboldt and was very complimentary about the garrison. He said, "These troops have done a great deal of work and put up all their quarters. Great credit is due this command for its industry, etc. A good bakery, hospital, store house and magazine have been built, and abundant quarters for officers."


At the beginning of the Civil War, the officers and enlisted men at Fort Humboldt declared their loyalties to the North and South respectively, and were recalled to the east coast to join their new commands. Like many posts in the west, Fort Humboldt was re-garrisoned by California Volunteer troops and became the headquarters of the Humboldt Military District. The district included Fort Bragg, Fort Wright, Fort Gaston, Fort Ter-Waw, Fort Seward and several camps. At the end of the war, the Federal troops returned and re-garrisoned Fort Humboldt.      


<b>Wounded four times during the Civil War!


Colonel 110th Ohio Infantry


United States Congressman from Ohio


Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives</b>


(1836-1932) Born near Springfield, Ohio, he was a lawyer by occupation. He was appointed major of the 3rd Ohio Infantry on April 27, 1861, and was promoted to lieutenant colonel, February 27, 1862. He was then appointed colonel of the 110th Ohio Infantry, September 30, 1862, brevet brigadier general, October 19, 1864, for gallantry in the battles of Opequan, Fisher's Hill and Middletown, Va., and brevet major general, April 9, 1865, for his role in the Appomattox campaign. He was wounded four times during the Civil War: June 13, 1863,  Winchester, Va.; June 14, 1863, Winchester, Va.; May 5, 1864, Wilderness, Va.; and September 19, 1864, Opequan, Va. He later became a major general of volunteers in the Spanish American War, was a U.S. Congressman, from 1877-85, and 1905-11, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, 1881-83, and Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief of the G.A.R., 1871-72.


<u>Signature With Closing From Letter</u>: 3 3/8 x 1 3/4, in ink, "Very Truly Yours, J. Warren Keifer," mounted to piece of an album page. There is a small hole in the paper that has the autograph on it. It causes the loss of the bottom of the "y" in "Very," the bottom of the "T" in "Truly" and it touches the long extension of the "W" in "Warren." There is a very small area of wear with slight paper loss at the upper right edge which does not touch any of the writing. Boldly written.  


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


(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, Va. linked up in time to fight with General P.G.T. Beauregard at 1st Manassas, turning the tide of battle in favor of the Confederacy. This performance earned him a promotion to rank of full general and the command of the Army of Northern Virginia. He fought against General George B. McClellan in the Virginia Peninsular campaign and was severely wounded at the battle of Seven 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.


Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Half view in uniform with double breasted coat with rank of brigadier general and epaulettes. Period pencil inscription on the reverse, "Genl. Joe Johnston, Commanding Army Potomac." Backmark: E.A. (early 1860's E. Anthony, N.Y. imprint). Excellent.


WBTS Trivia: Not to be confused with the Union Army of the Potomac, the Confederate Army of the Potomac, whose name was short-lived, was the command under Generals' P.G.T. Beauregard and Joseph E. Johnston in the early days of the War Between The States. It fought under this name at the First Battle of Bull Run, Va. which took place on July 21, 1861.

CDV, William H. Russell $85.00

 

Autograph, General Lewis C. Hunt $75.00

 

Autograph, General Joseph Warren Keifer $35.00

 

CDV, General Joseph E. Johnston $125.00

H 8in. x W 7in. x D 9in.  H 7in. x W 9in. x D 8in.  H 30in. x W 24 1/2in. x D 18in.  H 25in. x W 16in. x D 11in.

CHECK WRITER $400.00

 

H 7in. x W 9in. x D 8in. $300.00

 

FIREPLACE INSERT $400.00

 

COFFEE GRINDER $600.00

H 32in.  x  D 16in.  H 35in.  x  D 22in.  H 38in.  x D 26in.  H 38in. x D 26in.

COFFEE URN $700.00

 

COFFEE URN $450.00

 

COFFEE URN $0.00

 

COFFEE URN $450.00




<b>United States Congressman from Massachusetts


President Abraham Lincoln's & President Andrew Johnson's Minister to China</b>


(1820-70) Born in New Berlin, New York, he attended the University of Michigan, graduated from the law department of Harvard University in 1846, was admitted to the bar and practiced in Boston. He served in the Massachusetts State Senate in 1852; was a member of the Massachusetts constitutional convention in 1853; and served as a U.S. Congressman, 1855-61. In May 1856, Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts delivered an abusive denunciation of President Franklin Pierce and Southerners who sympathized with the pro-slavery violence in Bleeding Kansas. In particular, Sumner lambasted Senator Andrew Butler, a cousin of Congressman Preston Brooks of South Carolina. Three days later, Congressman Brooks advanced upon Sumner while he worked at his desk in the Senate chamber. Using his cane, Brooks beat Sumner into unconsciousness. Brooks received no official censure from the House of Representatives, and was instead hailed as a hero in much of the pro-slavery South. Shortly afterwards, Congressman Burlingame delivered what The New York Times referred to as "the most celebrated speech" of his career; a scathing denunciation of Preston Brooks' assault on Sumner, branding him as "the vilest sort of coward" on the House floor. In response, Brooks challenged Burlingame to a duel, stating he would gladly face him "in any Yankee mudsill of his choosing." Burlingame eagerly accepted; as the challenged party, he had his choice of weapons and location. A well-known marksman, he selected rifles as the weapons, and the Navy Yard on the Canadian side of the U.S. border in Niagara Falls as the location (in order to circumvent the U.S. ban on dueling). Brooks, reportedly dismayed by both Burlingame's unexpectedly enthusiastic acceptance and his reputation as a crack shot, neglected to show up, instead citing unspecified risks to his safety if he were to cross "hostile country" (the northern United States) in order to reach Canada. Burlingame's solid defense of a fellow Bostonian greatly raised his stature throughout the North. He was appointed Minister to China by President Lincoln on June 14, 1861, and served throughout the Lincoln administration, and into the Johnson presidency retiring from this post on November 21, 1867. He then served as China's envoy to the U.S. which resulted in the 1868 landmark "Burlingame Treaty."


Authentic, original vintage engraving of Burlingame, 4 x 5 1/2, tipped to an album page with black ink lined borders around his likeness. Overall size is 6 x 9 1/4. Excellent.    H 33in. x D 12in.  H 46in. x D 11in.


matching smaller glass pendants also available

sold as a pair  H 18in. x D 47in.


2 in stock


price per item

Anson Burlingame $10.00

 

DECORATED STENCIL PENDANT #701 $650.00

 

Set of Deco pendants w / old glass #583 6 $1600.00

 

CUSTOM INDUSTRIAL FEATURE LIGHT #3745 $2800.00

H 35in. x D 6in.


price per item     4 in stock  H 40in. x D 14in.  


By David Nevin and The Editors of Time Life Books. Published by Time Life Books, Alexandria, Va., 1986. Hardcover with embossed gray leatherette cover with full color illustration of General William T. Sherman riding with his staff. Also has a U.S. and C.S. belt plate, stars, crossed cannons, swords and cannon balls with the title of the book printed in blue. The title is also printed in blue on the spine. Large 9 x 11 size, 175 pages, index, maps, profusely illustrated. Excellent content. New condition.


The Cover: Major General William Tecumseh Sherman, on a black horse, rides with his staff past a group of freed slaves in this painting of Sherman's march to the sea by artist A.J. Carlin. The wholesale destruction of the land's resources by Sherman's troops spread a sense of helplessness through the Confederacy, portending the end of the War.  


By Peter M. Chaitin and The Editors of Time Life Books. Published by Time Life Books, Alexandria, Va., 1984. Hardcover with embossed gray leatherette cover with full color illustration of the Federal fleet engaging Confederate warships on the Mississippi River. Also has a U.S. and C.S. belt plate, stars, crossed cannons, swords and cannon balls with the title of the book printed in blue. The title is also printed in blue on the spine. Large 9 x 11 size, 176 pages, index, maps, profusely illustrated. Excellent content. New condition.


The Cover: Fires and bursting shells light the surface of the Mississippi River as a Federal invasion fleet engages Confederate warships south of New Orleans early on April 24, 1862. At left, the Federal flagship Hartford trades shots with the turtle shaped ram Manassas and the foundering tugboat Mosher.

Deo pendant fixtures #584 85 86 89 $750.00

 

DECO PENDANT #884 $2600.00

 

Sherman's March; Atlanta to the Sea $15.00

 

The Coastal War; Chesapeake Bay to Rio G $10.00




<b>Killed at the Battle of Stones River, Tennessee, in 1862


Had his head blown off by a Confederate artillery shell


Appointment for a captain to report to Colonel William Tecumseh Sherman in Missouri


This document was sent to President Lincoln's first Secretary of War, Simon Cameron


Civil War Date Document Signed</b>


(1821-62) Born at Havana, Cuba, his birth name was "Julio Pedro Garesche de Rocher." He attended Georgetown College in Washington, D.C., 1833-37, and was then appointed as a cadet to the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, graduating in the class of 1841. He received his commission as 2nd lieutenant, on July 1, 1841, and was assigned to the 4th U.S. Artillery. Garesche then served on frontier and garrison duty for the next 5 years, and was promoted to 1st lieutenant on June 14, 1846. During the Mexican War he served with distinction at Camargo, Mexico, and was later appointed to the post of Acting Assistant General of the Rio Grande District, serving in this capacity from 1847-48. He served on the Texas frontier from 1849-51; was on staff duty in the Adjutant General’s office at Washington, D.C., 1852-53; returning to Texas in 1853, he served on recruiting and engineer duty in the Department of Texas; and was back on frontier duty at Fort Brown, Texas, from 1853-55. He was promoted to the rank of brevet captain and A.A.G. on November 9, 1855, and was serving at Washington in 1861 when the Civil War commenced. Declining a commission as brigadier general, instead he accepted a position as staff major, on May 14, 1861. Promoted to lieutenant colonel and A.A.G., on July 17, 1862, he was appointed as "chief of staff" to Major General William S. Rosecrans. Garesche participated in the operations of the Army of the Cumberland, and at the Battle of Stones River, Tenn., on December 31, 1862, while riding alongside of General Rosecrans, he was decapitated by a Confederate cannon ball. General William B. Hazen discovered his lifeless body and removed Garesche’s West Point class ring, and personal bible.


<u>Civil War Date Document Signed</u>: 8 x 10, imprinted form, filled out in ink.


WAR DEPARTMENT

Washington, June 18, 1861


Sir:


You are hereby informed that the President of the United States has appointed you Captain in the Thirteenth Regiment of Infantry, in the service of the United States, to rank as such from the fourteenth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and Sixty one. Should the Senate, at their next session, advise and consent thereto, you will be commissioned accordingly.


Immediately on receipt hereof, please to communicate to this Department, through the Adjutant General's Office, your acceptance or non-acceptance of said appointment; and, with your letter of acceptance, return the Oath herewith enclosed, properly filled up, Subscribed and Attested, reporting at the same time your Age, Residence, when appointed, the State in which Born, and your full Name, legibly written out.


Should you accept, you will at once report in person for orders, to the Colonel of your Regiment, (Col. W.T. Sherman) at Jefferson Bks., Mo.


(To) Simon Cameron

Secretary of War


Capt. Charles C. Smith

13th Regt. Infantry


A true copy


Julius P. Garesche

Asst. Adjt. Genl.


U.S. Office

June 28/61


Light age toning and wear. Very fine. Extremely desirable and rare autograph.


Captain Charles Campbell Smith, the subject of this appointment, was a resident of Indianapolis, Indiana, when he enlisted on April 19, 1861, and was commissioned captain, 10th Indiana Infantry. He was discharged on May 26, 1861, and commissioned captain in the 13th U.S. Infantry. He resigned from the army on November 5, 1864. Smith died on August 20, 1891, and he is buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C., in Site 139-C.


The 13th United States Infantry was reconstituted in May of 1861, with William Tecumseh Sherman appointed as their colonel, and Philip H. Sheridan serving as one of their other captains. Sherman and Sheridan would both go on to become very prominent and influential Union generals' during the American Civil War. The 13th U.S. Infantry earned its motto, "First at Vicksburg," and fought in the battles of Haynes Bluff, Champion's Hill, Black River, and the assault on Vicksburg. The 13th Regiment was the only Union regiment to plant their colors on the Confederate positions at Vicksburg. The 13th U.S. Infantry would later go on to fight in the Spanish American War, and World War II.


<u>WBTS Trivia</u>: Julius P. Garesche was a Catholic in Newark, New Jersey, and he organized the first local conference of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, and was their president. He contributed frequently on Catholic, social and political questions to the New York "Freeman's Journal" and "Brownson's Quarterly Review," and in September 1851, in recognition of his services to the Church, he received the honor and decoration as "Knight of St. Sylvester," which was bestowed upon him by Pope Pius IX.   




         


By 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 guerrillas in action. Also has a U.S. and C.S. belt plate, stars, crossed cannons, swords and cannon balls with the title of the book printed in blue. The title is also printed in blue on the spine. Large 9 x 11 size, 176 pages, index, maps, profusely illustrated. Excellent content. New condition.


The Cover: Peering through a screen of cattails, Confederate guerrillas draw a bead on their foe in a painting by Tennessee artist Gilbert Gaul. Such furtive assaults by irregular troops plagued the Federal Army as it moved through the South, forcing the diversion of thousands of men from the battle fronts to protect the vulnerable Union rear.  


By 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 a ceremony of a flag presentation at Union Square, N.Y.C. Also has a U.S. and C.S. belt plate, stars, crossed cannons, swords and cannon balls with the title of the book printed in blue. The title is also printed in blue on the spine. Large 9 x 11 size, 176 pages, index, maps, profusely illustrated. Excellent content. New condition.


The Cover: New York City women on the small reviewing stand present the colors to a newly formed regiment, the 20th U.S. Colored Troops, in a ceremony at Union Square in March 1864.  


<u>John J. Ingalls</u>: (1833-1900) Born in Middleton, Essex County, Mass., he graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., in 1855, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1857, and moved to Kansas in 1858. Member of the State constitutional convention in 1859. Was Secretary of the Territorial Council in 1860. Served as Secretary of the Kansas State Senate in 1861. During the Civil War he was judge advocate of the Kansas Volunteers. Served as a Kansas State Senator in 1862. He was the editor of the Atchison Champion, 1863-65, and helped to found the Kansas Magazine. Served as U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1873-91, being President pro tempore of the Senate during the 49th, 50th and 51st U.S. Congresses. He was the Chairman of the Committee on Pensions, and served on the Committee on the District of Columbia.


<u>Jonathan Chace</u>: (1829-1917) Born at Falls River, Mass., he was engaged in the cotton manufacturing business. Served as Rhode Island State Senator, 1876-77. Was U.S. Congressman from Rhode Island, 1881-85, and U.S. Senator, 1885-89. Chairman of the Committee on Civil Service and Retrenchment. 


<u>Signatures</u>: 4 1/2 x 2, in ink, John J. Ingalls, Jonathan Chace. The paper has been irregularly cut.

Autograph, Colonel Julius P. Garesche $495.00

 

Spies, Scouts and Raiders; Irregular Ope $15.00

 

Twenty Million Yankees; The Northern Hom $10.00

 

Autographs, U. S. Senators John J. Ingall $15.00




<b>Signed by Medal of Honor Recipient, Lieutenant James S. Casey</b>


7 3/4 x 10, printed form, filled out in ink.


Fort Columbus, N.Y.,

New York, Jany. 8, 1863


Received, from SIMEON DRAPER, Provost Marshal General, the following described person, a deserter, viz.:


Rank, Private

Name, James M. Newbury

Company, H

Regiment, 156th

State, N.Y.


James S. Casey

1 Lt. 5 Inf.


Light age toning and wear. Uncommon and very desirable deserter related document signed by a U.S. Medal of Honor recipient.


<u>James S. Casey</u>: (1833-99) Born in Philadelphia, he joined the 7th New York State Militia at the outbreak of the war, in April 1861. He was commissioned 2nd lieutenant, in the 5th U.S. Infantry, on August 5, 1861. He was promoted to 1st lieutenant, September 25, 1861; captain, December 1, 1863; and brevet major, March 25, 1865, for his gallantry in action at the battle of Fort Stedman, Virginia. After the war he became a Companion of the New York Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Casey served under former Civil War General Nelson A. Miles, in the Black Hills War, earning the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry in leading his command in an assault against a superior number of Indians in the battle of Wolf Mountain, Montana, on January 8, 1877. He was promoted to major of the 17th U.S. Infantry, on June 27, 1884; lieutenant colonel, of the 1st U.S. Infantry, on April 23, 1890; colonel, of the 22nd U.S. Infantry, on January 21, 1895; and he retired from the army on January 28, 1897. Colonel Casey was buried at Vale Cemetery, in Schenectady, New York.


<u>James M. Newbury</u>: He was 18 years old when he enlisted as a private, on August 21, 1862, at Marbletown, N.Y., and was mustered into the 156th New York Infantry. Apparently released as a deserter, he rejoined his regiment, and died of disease, on February 11, 1863, at New Orleans, Louisiana.


<u>WBTS Trivia</u>: Fort Columbus, N.Y., played an important role in the military life of New York City as the largest army post defending the city. As the closest major army post to the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, Fort Columbus for many years served as a first posting or a major departure point for newly graduated cadets shipping to army posts along the Atlantic or Pacific coasts. Many future generals in the Civil War were posted to or passed through Fort Columbus as young junior officers. Among them were Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, Thomas J. Jackson, Joseph E. Johnston, John Bell Hood, Theophilus H. Holmes, Abner Doubleday, Henry W. Halleck, James B. McPherson, John G. Barnard, Horace Brooks, and others. 


In December 1860, and April 1861, the Federal Army secretly dispatched troops and provisions from Fort Columbus to relieve the besieged garrison at Fort Sumter, in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. In the early years of the Civil War, the north barracks were used to hold Confederate officers taken as prisoners of war pending transfer to other Union prisons such as Johnson's Island, near Sandusky, Ohio, Fort Delaware, Delaware, or Fort Warren, in Boston Harbor. Major General William H. C. Whiting died of dysentery in February 1865 in the post hospital shortly after his surrender at the Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina. He was the highest ranking Confederate officer to die as a prisoner of war at Fort Columbus.         



 


<b>Medal of Honor Recipient for gallantry at Port Hudson, Louisiana


Earned the Gold Lifesaving Medal of Honor for saving drowning sailors


He is the only person in American history to have received both the Medal of Honor and the Gold Lifesaving Medal</b>


(1842-1921) Born in Bristol, Maine, Marcus A. Hanna, was living in Rockport, Massachusetts, when the Civil War broke out. He enlisted as a landsman, at Boston, on May 9, 1861, and was mustered into the U.S. Navy. He was discharged on June 20, 1862 having served on the U.S.S. Ohio, the U.S.S. Mississippi and the U.S.S. Niagara respectively. He then decided to join the Union army and enlisted on September 15, 1862, and was mustered into Co. B, 50th Massachusetts Infantry. During the regiment's service at Port Hudson, Louisiana, Sergeant Hanna, was awarded the Medal of Honor for gallantry when he exposed himself to a heavy Rebel fire in order to get water for his comrades who were pinned down in their rifle pits. He was mustered out of the 50th Massachusetts Infantry on August 24, 1863, and was then mustered into Co. K, 2nd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery. He served in this unit until his discharge at Wilmington, N.C., on September 3, 1865. In 1869, Hanna was appointed keeper of Pemaquid Point Light in his hometown of Bristol, Maine. In 1873, he was transferred to Two Lights in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, where he served as head light keeper. He was awarded the Congressional Gold Life Saving Medal in 1885 for single handedly rescuing sailors of a wrecked schooner while serving at Two Lights, Cape Elizabeth, Maine. According to the Official Coast Guard records Hanna braved a blizzard and freezing temperatures and risked his own life to save the doomed men.  He successfully got the sailors off the ship and brought them to the nearby signal house where they were able to be warmed to save them from exposure and frostbite.   



Marcus A. Hanna

Port Hudson, Louisiana

July 4, 1863


<u>BRAVE AND RESOURCEFUL</u>


"VOLUNTARILY exposed himself to a heavy fire to get water for comrades in rifle pits."  This is the inscription on the Medal of Honor, the proud bearer of which is Marcus A. Hanna, sergeant of Company B, Fiftieth Massachusetts Infantry.


The incident occurred at Port Hudson, on July 4, 1863, and serves not only to illustrate the hero's feeling for his suffering comrades, but his courage and resourcefulness as well.  Sergeant Hanna gives a detailed description of the occurrence, as follows:


"While our forces were closely investing Port Hudson, four days before its surrender, the Fiftieth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry was ordered into the rifle-pits to support a New York battery.  It was early in the morning, and we had just been relieved from similar duty, performed during the night.  The men went back to the pits without having time to replenish their haversacks or canteens.  The day was intensely hot and by noon the men were suffering from thirst.  How to get water was a  problem, with the enemy on the alert and posted on works but a short distance from and considerably higher than our position.


"At about 2 or 3 o'clock P.M. the thirst of our men had become almost unbearable and Lieutenant William H. Hurd, in command of our company, gave some of us permission to go to the rear for water.  Orderly Sergeant Blatchford and myself were the only sergeants present that day.  I at once volunteered to go, and asked for a file of men to assist me.  No one responded.  I decided to try it alone.  I took twelve or fifteen canteens-all I could conveniently carry-hung them about my neck, and placed them about my body to afford protection from rebel bullets.  A dummy, made by rigging up a musket with a blouse and cap, was prepared, the idea being to raise it above our pit and, if possible, draw the fire of the enemy, and then, before they had time to reload, I was to take my chances.  Carefully we raised the dummy until the cap only could be seen, then we ducked it out of sight, to 

hoist it again at once, this time showing the head and body.


"The deception was a success, for at once there came a heavy volley, and before the smoke had cleared away, I was up and off as rapidly as my light but bulky load would permit. I steered across the level plains for the nearest cover some 600 yards away, but I had not gone far, before I could hear the patter of bullets all around me, and knew that I was within sight and range. Yet, I kept on my course, until about half the distance was covered when I realized that I could not escape being hit, and bethought myself of the ruse of throwing myself prostrate, as if killed or badly wounded.  The trick was successful. The firing ceased, and, after lying prone until I was well rested, I sprang to my feet and ran like a deer for the blackberry hedge. In this second race, no further shots were sent after me by the enemy."


"I went about half a mile further to a spring, filled my load of canteens, not one of which, in spite of the firing, had been punctured, and began cautiously to work my way back to my company in the rifle-pits.  Instead of making a bee-line for the pit, I made a detour to the left, in order to bring one of our batteries between myself and the enemy.  After I had reached the battery I had still some sixty or seventy yards to go to the right, wholly exposed to the enemy's fire.  However, I covered this distance 

unmolested.  Lieutenant Hurd and the men warmly congratulated me, and expressed gratitude for the partial relief I had brought them."


Source:  "Deeds of Valor"


<u>Autograph Document Signed</u>: 6 x 8 3/4, in ink. 


"Served in U.S. Navy from May 5th 1861 to June 20, 1862 [on] Frigates, Ohio, Mississippi and Niagara, rate landsman. 


Served in Army, 50th Mass. Vols. from Aug. 15, 1862 to Aug. 24, 1863. Rank private, corporal, sergeant. Reenlisted as veteran Sept. 1st, 1863 as 1st Sergeant, Co. K, 2d Mass. H.[eavy] Arty. Mustered out as 2d Lieut. October 1st, 1865.


After the war he served for a period of 20 years in Light House service. 


Awarded Congressional gold Medal of Honor for rescuing single handed crew of wrecked schooner Australia, Jan. 5th, 1885, Cape Elizabeth Lt. Station.


Awarded Army Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry before Port Hudson, July 4th, 1863.


For details of Life Saving Medal see Life Saving Report 1885, page 42.


For Army Medal, see (Circular) by War Dept. Medals of Honor published by direction of Secretary of War. 

    

Marcus A. Hanna


I never saw President Lincoln." 


Light age toning and wear. Very fine. Extremely desirable A.D.S. from this Civil War Medal of Honor recipient, who was also awarded the Gold Life Saving Medal, the only person in American history to receive both of these heroic awards!! Rare to find in this particular format detailing his military career and awards.      This outstanding heavy cast and turned bronze mortar and pestle set dates to the earlier through mid-1800s and remains in eye appealing condition with good evidence of age and period use while remaining in excellent condition with a nice untouched natural age patina.  This small <I>doctor’s bag</I> size bronze mortar stands approximately 2 1/8 inches high , is 2 1/8 inches in diameter at the mouth and 1 7/16 inches across the base.  The bronze pestle measures about 3 1/8 inches in length.  Not to be confused with more frequently encountered later examples or the common Chinese castings, this rarely found 19th century bronze apothecary mortar & pestle set will make a nice addition to any quality medical grouping or will go well simply as a period decorative piece. <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>  Most popularly seen from the earlier1800s through the 1870s, the wearing of these hand woven shirt cuff protectors was, in their time, nearly synonymous with clerking and bookkeeping with service pressed into all manner of continual activity where a reasonably well dressed gentleman was charged with repetitive writing or the handling of material before a desk or table.  In their prime many a pair of these cuffs saw use at the gambling table as a <I>well got up</I> dandy protected the cuffs of his best shirt from wear.  Seldom seen today as most were used up and cast aside in the period, this pair remain in excellent original condition and are sure to please the most discriminating antique collector.  Measuring just under 7 inches in length and 2 ¾ at the wrist flaring to approximately 4 ¾ inches in diameter, these period cuff guards will set in well in any writing instrument, country store of gambling grouping.  A scarce piece of Americana seldom surviving, this is the only pair of such cuffs we have seen outside of museum collections in over fifty years of paying attention to such treasures.  <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>

1863 Receipt For Deserter of the 156th N $75.00

 

Autograph, Marcus A. Hanna $150.00

 

vintage – personal travel size - bronze $95.00

 

antique - PALMETTO CUFF GUARDS $125.00

Mounted on its musket shaped oak parade staff and remaining in outstanding original condition, this wonderful old parade lantern retains its original camphene burner with patriotic red, white and blue glass panels. (With its frost etched glass panel, this offering mirrors the design and color configuration of a Lincoln / Hamlin red, white and blue parade lantern documented in the Smithsonian National Museum collection.)  Retaining its original burner still fitted with the telltale extra length small diameter, tapered brass burner tubes specifically designed to handle the clean burning and especially bright but volatile camphene fuel.  Popular in the 1850s with the use of camphene (a mixture of turpentine and alcohol) as a lighting fuel waning in the early 1860s, this lantern easily dated in the Civil War period.  Measuring approximately 4 feet, 9 inches in overall length mounted on its oak <I>musket</I> staff, the 5 inch square sheet iron lantern body measures about 11 ¼  inches in height from base to the top of its brass chimney cap.  An outstanding piece of Civil War vintage patriotic / political Americana, this rare parade lantern will be of special interest to the Lincoln and Wide Awake enthusiasts as well as Civil War historians. 

<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>

 H 108in. x D 32in.  H 20in. x D 42in.  H 106in. x D 12in.


ONE PAIR  circa 1910

price per pair

c. late 1830s / early 1860s Red – White $1250.00

 

CUSTOM PENDANT 9 FT LONG #1815 $4500.00

 

HUGE CUSTOM LIGHT #1885 $3500.00

 

LAMP POSTS Circa 1910 #3415 $6800.00

H 60in. x D 72in.


featured in THE SHAPE OF WATER film  H 17in. x W 12in. x D 17in.  H 21in. x W 44in.  H 20in. x W 26in.

HUGE BALLR0OM CHANDELIER SOLID BRASS # $12000.00

 

CASH REGISTER $850.00

 

WHITE OWL CIGAR TIN SIGN $250.00

 

PEPSI TIN SIGN $80.00

H 31in. x W 23in.  H 23in. x L 60in. x W 27in.  H 17in. x W 24in. x D 5in.  


<b>Son of President Lincoln's Secretary of War & U.S. Senator Simon Cameron


U.S. Secretary of War in the Cabinet of President Ulysses S. Grant


United States Senator from Pennsylvania</b>


(1833-1918) Born in Middletown, Dauphin County, Pa., he graduated from Princeton College in 1852, and received a graduate degree in 1855. President of the Northern Central Railroad Company, 1866-74. Secretary of War in the cabinet of President Ulysses S. Grant, 1876-77. Chairman of the Republican National Committee in 1880. Elected to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of his father, Simon Cameron, serving 1877-97. Was Chairman of the Committee on Naval Affairs, and served on the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.


<u>Signature</u>: 4 3/4 x 5/8, in ink, J.D. Cameron.

SILVERWOODS ICE CREAM SIGN $450.00

 

TIN BATH TUB $400.00

 

BUDWEISER NEON SIGN $800.00

 

Autograph, James D. Cameron $35.00

H 40 in. x D 22in  


<b>Colonel of the 13th Kansas Infantry during the Civil War


Governor of Idaho Territory


United States Senator from Colorado</b>


(1835-1906) Born near the present day site of Burlington, Iowa, he studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1853. Served as a member of the Iowa State House of Representatives in 1856. On June 24, 1861, he enlisted as a captain, and was commissioned into Co. F, 1st Nebraska Cavalry. He resigned on February 4, 1862. He was commissioned captain of Co. K, 9th Kansas Cavalry, on July 30, 1862, and was discharged for promotion on September 20, 1862, and commissioned colonel of the 13th Kansas Infantry. Served as brigade commander in the District of the Frontier, 1863-64; and of the Department of Arkansas, 1864-65. Promoted to brevet brigadier general, February 13, 1865. He was mustered out of service on June 28, 1865. Residing in Arkansas after the war, he was president of the Arkansas constitutional convention in 1866, and justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court, 1867-71. He was appointed governor of the Idaho Territory by President Ulysses S. Grant, in 1871. Moving to Colorado in 1875, he resumed his law practice, and upon the organization of the State government, was elected judge of the fourth judicial district, 1876-80. Served as a member of the Colorado State House of Representatives, in 1882, and U.S. Senator, 1883-89. He was chairman of the Committee on Mining. 


<u>Signature</u>: 4 3/4 x 1 1/8, in ink, Thos. M. Bowen. There is a small hole below the signature which has been repaired on the reverse with archival document tape. This defect does not affect the autograph.        


<b>United States Senator from Oregon</b> 


(1835-1905) Born in Washington County, Pa., he attended Witherspoon Institute, taught school, studied law, admitted to the bar in 1857, and began a law practice. Moved to California and then to Portland, Oregon, in 1860, where he again practiced law. Was in the Oregon State Senate, 1862-66, serving as president the last 2 years. Served as U.S. Senator, 1873-79, 1885-97, and 1901-05. Was Chairman of the Committee on Railroads, and Chairman of the Committee on Transportation Routes to the Seaboard. He also served on the Committee on Privileges and Elections, and the Committee on Coast Defenses, and the Committee on Interoceanic Canals.


<u>Signature</u>: 4 3/4 x 1/2, John H. Mitchell.      Our photo illustrations will likely do best to describe this desirable Civil War vintage coat except to advise that while demonstrating qualities of age and originality with the most minimal of staining and mothing, the vest remains in excellent condition throughout and is guaranteed to please per our below stated no questions return policy.  With showy floral brocade, gold wash, <I>ball</I> buttons and classic polished cotton back with quilt padded chest and fine leather inner waist band, this rarely surviving period gentleman’s vest will be a pleasing addition to any period vintage clothing 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>  <FONT COLOR=#0000FF>Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! </FONT COLOR=#0000FF>

Embossed gesso light #962 $1400.00

 

Autograph, General Thomas M. Bowen $25.00

 

Autograph, John H. Mitchell $10.00

 

original mid 1800s Gentleman’s Vest $185.00




<b>United States Senator from New Jersey</b>


(1800-1862) Born in Morris County, N.J., he studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1823, and commenced a law practice in Morristown, N.J. Served in the New Jersey State Assembly in 1832, and in the New Jersey State Council, 1838-40. Was U.S. Senator, 1841-53; serving as the Chairman on the Committee on the District of Columbia. 


<u>Signature With State</u>: 7 x 1 1/2, in ink, New Jersey, J.W. Miller. The signature only is in the hand of Senator Jacob W. Miller.  


<b>Colonel of the 19th Ohio Infantry during the Civil War


Wounded at Lovejoy Station, Ga. during the Atlanta campaign


United States Senator from Nebraska</b>


(1837-1911) Born in Philadelphia, Pa., he moved to Canton, Ohio, in 1856, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1859, and commenced practice in Canton. Manderson was elected captain of the 19th Ohio Infantry, on May 30, 1861. He was promoted to major, April 7, 1862; lieutenant colonel, February 28, 1863; colonel, April 14, 1863; he was wounded in action during the Atlanta campaign on September 2, 1864, at Lovejoy Station, Georgia; and was promoted to brevet brigadier general, March 13, 1865, for gallantry, and faithful and meritorious service during the Civil War. After the war he continued with his law practice in Canton, and then moved to Omaha, Nebraska in 1869, where he continued to practice law in that city. Served as a member of the State Constitutional Conventions in 1871 and 1875. Elected to the U.S. Senate in 1883 serving until 1895. He was President pro tempore of the Senate during the 51st, 52nd and 53rd Congresses. Was Chairman of the Committee on Printing. Appointed general solicitor of the Burlington system of railroads west of the Missouri River. Served as Vice President of the American Bar Association in 1899, and President in 1900.


<u>Signature</u>: 5 1/4 x 5/8, in ink, Chas. F. Manderson. Light staining spot at right. Cut slightly irregular at the top edge which does not affect any of the handwriting.       Constructed from soldered, lap seam, sheet iron, this period tinder box fire starter is of classic period design measuring approximately 4 1/2 inches in diameter and stands about 1 13/16 from rim to rim with an applied candlestick holder and finger loop.  Solid with good evidence of age and period use this <I>box</I> contains its period carbon residue under the original sheet iron <I>damper</I> with finger loop, period beeswax fragment, two flints (one of which is clearly is a discharged musket flint), and a period maker marked <I>striker</I> or steel.  All is set off by the retention of a period candle stub.  A <I>must have</I> 18th early 19th century utility, the tinder box fire starter required some skill, experience and effort to create a usable fire in a time when the open flame was essential to the giving of light, heat from the cold and fire for cooking.  Quickly falling out of favor upon the advent of the common match, the tinder box all but disappeared with few examples to survive into today’s antique market.  Those few original tinder boxes existing today seldom contain, as does this offering, the period content essential to creating fire.  <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>


 Another piece carved out of our own accumulation of Civil War vintage <I>stuff</I>, this neat old hand crafted mess plate measures a full 10 inches in diameter and remains in  pleasing condition yet with good evidence of age and originality.   Hand formed of sheet-iron then geometrically hand decorated using hand punches or dies* the plate is finished with rolled over and flattened rim.  A classic process of the period <I>tin-smith</I> as he plied his trade without benefit of more efficient sheet metalwork equipment found in commercial shops. (* The punches used were handmade resembling stencil cutting or wood working chisels but rather than a cutting tool, were dulled at the edge so as to create a shaped indentation in sheet iron.) A lot to say about a mess plate I suppose but we sell what we like and as an old Maine Mill, Master Journeyman I do get caught up in the intricacies of the old trades.   

<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!

Autograph, Jacob W. Miller $10.00

 

Autograph, General Charles F. Manderson

 

1700s early 1800s Tinder Box with conten $295.00

 

unusual decorated Civil War era sheet-ir $75.00

A desirable 19th century pharmacist’s <I>tool of the trade</I>, this brass bound walnut pill machine is best known by collectors as a <I>pill roller</I> and will fit nicely in any collection of Civil War medical items.   (see: <I>Pictorial Encyclopedia of Civil War Medical Instruments & Equipment</I> by Damman ) In the period the making of pills entailed the creation of a dough like material containing the necessary <I>medication</I>, rolling out that dough to form an appropriately sized quarter inch thick sheet. The pharmacist placed the dough sheet on the machine base and pressed the top or <I>paddle</I>over the sheet drawing the paddle back and forth cutting and forming the material into cylindrical strips which were cut to appropriate length to afford the proper dosage and rolled into pills.  The base of this this all original and period pill machine measures approximately 13 7/8 X 7 ¾  inches with a 16 inch paddle.  All complete and functional this device offers good evidence of age and period use yet remains in excellent condition with a pleasing untouched age patina. We have left the brass <I>as found</I>, uncleaned and unpolished just as it came out of decades of storage. <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>


 H 10in. x D 24in.

priced per item  Too small for anything but single serving <I>camp</I> use, these little 3 ½ high by 3 ¼ inch mouth diameter, pottery bean pots must have lost favor for all else as period examples have disappeared from the scene even here in Maine where the little native red-ware pot was a natural to the baked kidney bean eating <I>Yankee</I>.  Easy to carry and high in protein, dried beans were plumped by soaking in water prior to being place in the pot with, if one were so fortunate, a healthy portion of molasses, touch of brown sugar, pinch of dried mustard then topped with a cube of salt pork.  Buried to the rim in the coals of a campfire with a flat stone to cover the mouth and hold in heat, the little pot would soon offer a tasty, trail hardy meal.  Emanating from a Maine farm attic, this little gem remains in excellent, unused condition and offers good period characteristics to include the telltale raw outer surface with interior glaze.   Consistent with the field practice of using a stone, there is no inner lip for a cover as was common to larger <I>home</I>bean pots.  Surviving in as new and unused condition with no chips, cracks, or other issues this little period Maine baked bean pot will be a nice find for the Civil War era personal item enthusiast!  <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>


<CENTER><FONT COLOR=#800000>If you have an interest in neat Civil War period things or Maine in the time, you may enjoy our museum site at:</FONT COLOR=#800000></CENTER>

<CENTER><B><I>MaineLegacy.com</I></B></CENTER>


 Measuring approximately 19 inches  around the curve from tip to mouth this beautiful old steer horn vase offers an unusually appealing grain figure set off by an attractive natural age color that comes to <I>old breed</I> white steer horn with the passing of decades.  Still retaining the original protective brass finial at the tip, the mouth is fitted with applied, scalloped sheet brass with a brass eye such that the vase may be hung in use or simply utilized as a shelf or table setting centerpiece with a floral or greenery spray.  A popular 1800s ranch or country home decoration frequently serving as a remembrance of a favorite steer.  Solid and in pleasing condition with no cracks or holes, this all original country steer horn vase offers exceptional color and grain.  <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>

antique pharmaceutical PILL ROLLER $225.00

 

Set of deco feature lights #2504 06 0 $2800.00

 

scarce ! period Maine redware - single $75.00

 

19th century Steer Horn - VASE $95.00




< prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 next >

AntiqueArts.com home page! How to use this page! How to advertise here How we manage your personal information Terms of use TIAS home page