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Time Life Books, Alexandria, Va., 1996. 10 1/4 x 10 1/4, hardcover with dust jacket, 168 pages, illustrated, index. Like new condition.


This book is a mosaic of the daily life of soldiers during the American Civil War. Encamped in winter, on campaign, or in lulls between battles, soldiers wrote. Their letters and diaries, even their sketches, testify that survival required more than beating the odds in combat. It meant keeping body and soul together against a conspiracy of circumstances. Through this album of emotions and recollections, you can experience the idealism, tedium, petty grievances, jokes and gibes, camaraderie, and desolation of the boys and men who were now soldiers.


Whenever possible these excerpts- collected from hundreds of published and unpublished sources- have been painstakingly matched with photographs, sketches, or artifacts associated with the writer. To do this we had the assistance of an extensive network of expert consultants who have contributed to other Time-Life projects, notably our 28 volume series The Civil War and its companion work, Echoes of Glory. With these diverse resources and access to materials in libraries, archives, and historical societies across the country, we compiled a dramatic account of daily life in the army.


There are several reasons for the abundance of first-hand sources from the Civil War. Postage was relatively cheap, only three cents. And the mail systems were remarkably effective: Mail packets were even exchanged across enemy lines. Above all, a surprising number of soldiers, not only officers but recruits as well, could write, describing their plight with simple eloquence. From camp near Chattanooga, Tennessee, Private Benjamin F. Jackson of the 33rd Alabama wrote: "Ma, I want to see you all the worst I ever did before in my life, but I don't know when I can hear from you for we are fixing to take another march. We got orders yesterday to throw away all our clothing but one suit. We aren't allowed to have but one pair of pants and have them on, one pair of drawers, two shirts, and one pair of socks. We have been in a line of battle or fighting...for fifteen days and it has not missed but one day but what it rained. I have...waded creeks up to my arms without anything to eat for three days at a time. It has been hard times with us and worse a coming I am afraid."


Many soldiers were capable artists who recorded scenes in diaries and sketchbooks. And professional artists, employed by magazines such as Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper and Harper's Weekly, traveled with troops to collect eyewitness views of events for readers. Besides battle scenes, these correspondents, or "specials," drew everything of possible interest to the people back home: soldiers busy at their mess, makeshift theatricals, field hospitals, the long wagon trains of armies on the march. These sketches were taken by courier to the publications, where small teams of engravers transferred them to woodblocks for printing. 


Contemporary photographs also bring these accounts to life, animating the voice on the page with an image. Technical innovations at midcentury enabled the fledgling craft of photography to record the Civil War extensively, the first such use of the camera for an event of this magnitude. Transporting cumbersome equipment and portable darkrooms mounted on wagon beds, men like Mathew Brady and his assistants spent months traveling with the army, recording with unforgiving faithfulness the ecpectant gaze of new volunteers and the haggard expressions of weary veterans. 


So between these covers is the enduring testimony of men trapped by war. Men who faced not merely enemy soldiers, but far more constant foes; boredom, hunger, disease, and fear. Here to is a cross section of society in the second half of the 1800's; boys barely in their teens, farmers, freed blacks, devout Presbyterians, plantation owners, mechanics, schoolteachers, deserters and malingerers, heroes and cowards.


As you read the words of individuals struggling to cope with the effect of events swirling around them- trying to make sense of an unknown and unknowable fate- perhaps it will be possible to understand better the shattering toll of the Civil War.


On the cover: Waging the soldier's never-ending struggle for comfort, three Union men capture what warmth they can from a small fire. The title above the photograph reads, "Fancy the comforts of such a life as this!"     


Civil War patriotic imprint with full color vignette of a standing Union Zouave soldier holding his musket with fixed bayonet, bayonet scabbard on his belt, kepi, shoulder scales and gaitors. Motto: "Our Nation's Honor The Bond Of Union." Very minor corner staining. Published by J.E. Tilton Co., Boston. 5 3/8 x 3.


***See our Patriotic Imprints section to read more information about this item.   Worthy of a home in someone’s fire collectables, Civil War Alexandria or just <I>neat stuff</I> collection is this December 7, 1864 check issued and signed by war time <U>Mayor Charles A. Ware of Alexandria, Virginia</U> to <U>Richard F. Tatsapaugh</U> who was <U>Alexandria’s Fire Department Chief Engineer.</U>  The check is issued for $18.00 for repair of fire apparatus and is signed by Mayor Ware with the Fire Chief’s endorsement on the back.  Interestingly enough the check bears a Federal Revenue stamp complete with its <I>Dec. 7 / 64</I> penned cancellation. We have left the check as we acquired it, tipped at the top corners to art board.  An interesting war time South relic without spending a lot of money.   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> <FONT COLOR=#0000FF>Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! </FONT COLOR=#0000FF>


 This attractive light aqua hand blown whiskey bottle stands approximately 9 1/4 inches and sports the patriotic figure of a Mexican War era militiaman on its face.   The calabash style flask sports a classic iron pontil  and is topped by an applied  mouth.   The calabash shaped whiskey flask saw considerable popularity in the 1840s through the Civil War era with most surviving examples emanating from the later period.  This early example with the Mexican War period military figure is offered as acquired with a painted collection inventory number on the base which could be easily removed.  All original and period with no chips, cracks or condition issues this colorful patriotic flask will set well in any period grouping.   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 !

Voices of the Civil War, Soldier Life $15.00

 

Our Nation's Honor The Bond Of Union $5.00

 

c. 1864 - Alexandria Virginia Mayor - Sig $65.00

 

c. 1840s - PATRIOTIC MILITIA figure - WH $175.00

All in the original board with leather spine binding, this volume is a collection of <I>Mother’s Assistant & Young Lady’s Friend</I> published in Boston by William C. Brown.   With good evidence of age and period handling yet remaining in pleasing condition over all, tight at the spine with no torn, missing or loose pages, this bound collection of issues spans from January 1843 through July 1850.  A nice collection of entertaining sonnets, poetry, illustrations, good advice and guidance for the Victorian young lady and mother. .  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> <FONT COLOR=#0000FF>Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! </FONT COLOR=#0000FF>


 Housed in a period turned oak dice cup, this pair of vintage hand cut bone gaming dice hold a secret advantage to the wily user as upon a close look each gaming piece offers two sided featuring 5 dots with the all important extra 5 panel set in place of the correct panel of six.  A neat original gaming item for the old West gambling collector or enthusiast of  the Civil War military camp <I>sharpie</I>.  <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>  Frequently referred to as a <I>gunsmith’s</I> or <I>clock maker’s,</I> vice or any number of specialty applications, the use of this handy old black iron hand vice was as broad as the imagination.  Age to is set at variations from the American colonial / Revolutionary War period through use into the Civil War era with specialty references documenting existence of such hand vises as this on through each time frame.  Examples such as this one are most accurately referred to simply as an <I>artisan hand vice </I> of the 18th through mid-19th century.  Easily distinguishable from the post mid-19th century examples by virtue of design and construction, this little artisan hand vice remains in all original, functional condition and will lay in well with any number of specialty period artisan groupings.  A nice period item without spending a lot of money. 

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 remnant of the sand casting methods of earlier post Civil War iron and bronze casting foundries, this carved wood foundry pattern was for use in casting GAR markers so widely used to mark the graves on Civil War veterans.  Such <I>patterns</I> were hand carved by craftsmen who duplicated each component of a casting in wood.  The artisans finished component was then used to form an impression in fine damp sand then used as a mold in casting with molten iron or bronze.  Hard to imagine with today’s rapidly accomplished injection casting methods, in the time of traditional sand casting, even the multiple individual components of a cast iron stove would be first carved of wood, painted or shellacked and used over and over indefinitely in the process.  All original and period and in nice condition while offering good evidence of age, this pattern would have been used to cast the standard G.A.R. device measuring approximately 7 inches across.   Will display nicely on the wall or set in with other veteran items.  <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!

Jan. 1843 through July 1850 bound - MOT $65.00

 

vintage hand cut bone DOUBLE FIVE / CHEA $95.00

 

1700s through early 1800s – Artisan’s HA $75.00

 

Rare! G. A. R. marker FOUNDRY PATTERN $195.00

A nice period <I>Double Eagle</I> one pint patriotic whiskey flask. All in pleasing condition with no chips, flakes, cracks or condition issues, this beautiful hand blown aqua flask with its classic hinged mold marks and applied top will sit well in any earlier to mid 1800s antique 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!


 


Postal envelope addressed to James C. Mayer, 8th Company, 7th Regiment, N.Y.S.M., Washington, D.[C.]. Care Col. Lefferts. C.D.S. New York, May 27, with 3 cents rose (Scott #64) George Washington postage stamp. Rough edges where the envelope was opened. 


WBTS Trivia: The 7th New York State Militia was one of the America's most famous military units. Commanded by Colonel Marshall Lefferts, they were one of the first regiments to answer President Lincoln's call for troops after the bombardment of Fort Sumter and immediately left New York City (April 19, 1861) for Washington at the commencement of the Civil War. They also saw duty during the July 1863 New York City draft riots, and participated in the funeral cortege of President Lincoln through New York City.   As with so many utilitarian items common to the period the lowly sheet iron <I>cow-bell</I> with its distinctive dull <I>’thunk- thunk’</I>, found its way to the front.  As with so much of this neat <I>stuff</I> we can thank the modern day <I>digger</I>/ historian for verification of field use of such.  (The excavated bell shown here [NOT FOR SALE] is from our own collection. It was found in a Falmouth, Virginia, Maine camp.)    Illustrated here with a quarter for size comparison, the sheet iron bell offered here remains in excellent plus condition with a deep natural age patina over a full complement of original finish.  Remnants of the original label remain on one side.  Not a big deal but the condition alone will make this piece a welcome addition to any quality Civil War grouping.  <B>Don't forget to give our search feature a try</B> for special wants. A simple <B>key word</B> in lower case works best. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !!


 


<b>Confederate Secretary of the Treasury C.G. Memminger</b>


Criswell #124. Vignette of C.G. Memminger at top center and a cotton plant at the bottom. Authorized by the Act of Congress, C.S.A., February 20, 1863. Lithographed by Evans & Cogswell, Columbia, S.C. Eight coupons still attached. Very ornate Confederate bond that is in excellent condition.

original! patriotic DOUBLE EAGLE WHISKE $135.00

 

Cover Addressed to Soldier in the 7th N. $15.00

 

Civil War vintage SHEET IRON BELL $50.00

 

1863 Confederate $500 Bond $125.00




<b>Includes Letters From General Andrew Jackson, President James Madison and Statesman James Mason</b>


16 pages, 6 x 9 1/2. 


New England Convention. Difference in favor of Southern States. The Olive Branch. Legislature of Massachusetts. Glorious News From New Orleans. 3 Letters From Major General Andrew Jackson to the Secretary of War Regarding Recent Action. Inspector General A.P. Hayne Reports the Killed, Wounded and Prisoners Taken at the Battle at Larond's Plantation. Proclamation From the President of the United States James Madison. Letter From James Mason. Military Report. Letter From Commodore J.H. Dent, U.S. Navy to the Secretary of the Navy Benjamin W. Crowninshield. Proceedings of Congress and more. Light age toning and wear. Very desirable New Orleans and General Andrew Jackson related issue.   


Trivia: The War of 1812 was fought between the United States and England from June 1812 to February 1815. One of the casualties of this war was the burning of the White House in Washington, D.C. by British forces on August 24, 1814.         Complete and original with all the brass fixtures, no breaks or weak spots but with some crackling in the surface finish as evidence of age and originality, this leather accoutrement is offered from a Bannerman Island military goods salvage sail of many years past.  Per text offered in their 1903 Francis Bannerman Military Goods Catalogue, the Mod. 1873 carrying brace was worn over the shoulders with straps for attaching haversack, knapsack or other load to be carried.  The piece is Rock Island Arsenal marked and offered as found after decades of storage.  While the new owner may want to apply a light coat of Lexol or other <U>appropriate</U> preservative we’d leave this now rare accoutrement just as it is, untouched and <U>still tied with hemp twine just as it came from Bannerman Island.</U>  An exceptional Indian War vintage item!   As with <U>all direct sales</U>, we are pleased to offer a <B>no questions asked three day inspection with refund of the purchase price upon return as purchased!</B> Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !



 This rarely found battlefield recovered <B>pair</B> of Union issue spurs emanated from the late pioneer Civil War relic collector and authoritative  author, Stanley Philips. ( <I>Excavated Artifacts from Battlefields & Campsites of the Civil War</I> Vol. 1 & 2 by <B>Stanley Phillips</B>)  Acquired years ago from the respected Phillips as a <I>Battle of the Wilderness</I> recovery, this rare pair of Union spurs is matching in all respects but most importantly with respect to being a legitimate pair, show a matching, <U>identical</U>, patina on each spur.  Experienced relic collectors will be appreciative of this as good evidence of a common recovery site.  As to condition, the spurs are in pleasing shape while the iron rowels show expected detrition from the elements.  An opportunity to acquire a rare matching pair of excavated spurs, knowledge of the conditions  and aftermath of the Wilderness battle, where so many casualties were never recovered, will only enhance the interest of the Civil War historian.  Upon request we will include our letter preserving origin as emanating from the Stanley Philips 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!  


7 3/4 x 2 3/4, imprinted form, filled out in ink. $3.33 Received of Mary Oliver, Three dollars and 33 cents, Tax for the year 1831, her taxable property consisting of 160 Acres of land. Also lists 1 Slave at lower right just above the signature of C. Steele, the tax collector of Warren County, [Mississippi]. Endorsed by Mary Oliver on the reverse. Light staining, age toning and wear. Very fine early 1800's tax receipt listing a slave as taxable property.

Niles' Weekly Register, Baltimore, Febru $75.00

 

U. S. Army Mod. 1873 KNAPSACK CARRYING B $145.00

 

Stanley Phillips collection - Battle of $225.00

 

1831 Mississippi Tax Receipt $35.00




<b>Depredations are being committed against Southern citizens in North Georgia by Confederate raiders!</b>


2 pages, 6 1/2 x 8 1/2, in ink, written by Captain J.M. Carden, Commanding Scouts, to General Joseph Wheeler, Commanding Cavalry Corps.


<b><u>Grahamville, Jany. 8th, 1865</b></u>


General,


I have the honor to inform you that whilst upon duty collecting stragglers & deserters under orders from Brig. Genl. Reynolds, in North Georgia, I have found twelve men with authority from Gov. Joseph E. Brown to raise Regts., Battalions, or Companies, who are using this authority to enlist men from other regular commands, thus offering a premium for desertion. These parties followed Genl. Sherman’s line of march robbing citizens of horses, mules, knives, forks, spoons, ladies dresses, bed clothing, &c, &c, whilst doing so claiming to belong to Genl. Wheeler’s Cavalry. I captured a number of these parties with all the kinds of stolen property specified above & know them to belong to the parties raised by the men having authority from Gov. Brown as specified above. Their custom is to retreat to North Georgia with their stolen effects.


I am General Very Respy.,

Your obt. Svt.,

J.M. Carden

Capt. Comg. Scouts


To:

Maj. Genl. Jos. Wheeler

Comg. Cav. Corps


Docket:

Grahamville, Jany. 8th, 1865

J.M. Carden

Capt. Comg. Scout

Depredations in North Ga.


Very bold and neatly written. Superb Confederate scouting report that was sent to General "Fighting Joe" Wheeler informing him of depredations that were being committed against Georgia citizens by Confederate deserters who have followed the infamous march of Union General William T. Sherman and they are using General Wheeler's name to commit these crimes! Knowing of  Wheeler's volatile personality it's a pretty safe assumption to say that the general was not pleased to learn of this news! This report was published in the book, "Campaigns of Wheeler and His Cavalry, 1862-1865," by W.C. Dodson. This rare Confederate document has been in a private collection for the last 25 years! Extremely desirable! 

 


Full color H.A. Ogden print titled, "McClellan at Antietam, September 17, 1862." Copyright 1912, by The War Memorial Association. Measures about 9 x 12. Very fine.  


8 pages. THE SIEGE OF CHARLESTON. Arrival of the Arago, with Advices to the 10th. The Grand Assault Expected to be Made Yesterday. Reports of a Deserter from Fort Wagner. Guns Removed from Fort Sumter to James Island. The Fall of Sumter Regarded as a Certainty. Great Improvements in the Health of Our Troops. Progress of the Siege Operations. The Rebel Works. List of Deaths in Hospital from Port Royal Including Colored Troops From the 54th Massachusetts Regiment. Military News to be Suppressed; A Stringent Order From General Gillmore. The Big Gun; What the Three Hundred Pound Parrot is Expected to do. News From Fortress Monroe. Reports of an English Doctor Escaped from Richmond. A Mass Convention of Unionist Called in North Carolina. A Delegation to be Sent to Washington. The Draft. It Will Re-Commence on a Week from Next Monday. The Metropolitan Police; Their Services During The Riot Week, Their Honorable Record. The Hanging of the Negro in Clarkson Street. How the Rebels Carry on War. Gerritt Smith on the War. Affairs at Vicksburg. The Task of Cleaning the City of Confederate Nastiness. Usefulness of the Contrabands, and more news. Edge wear.  


<b>Lieutenant Colonel, 15th New Hampshire Infantry


Twice wounded during the battles at Port Hudson, Louisiana


United States Congressman & Senator from New Hampshire


Dwight M. Sabin, United States Senator from Minnesota</b>


<u>Henry W. Blair</u>: (1834-1920) Born in Crampton, Grafton County, N.H., he attended the common schools and private academies, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1859 and commenced practice in Plymouth, N.H. He was appointed prosecuting attorney for Grafton County in 1860. He enlisted in the Union army at Plymouth, N.H., on October 2, 1862, and was commissioned major of the 15th New Hampshire Infantry. He was promoted to lieutenant colonel on April 8, 1863, and was severely wounded on May 27, 1863, and again on June 14, 1863, during the battles of Port Hudson, Louisiana. He was mustered out of the service on August 13, 1863, at Concord. In 1866, he served as a member of the New Hampshire State House of Representatives; and was a member of the state senate, 1867-1868. He served as a U.S. Congressman from 1875-1879; and was a member of the U.S. Senate, from 1879-1891. He was the chairman of the Committee on Education and Labor. He was appointed Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to China by President Benjamin Harrison, on March 6, 1891, but he was objected to by the Chinese Government as being persona non grata, and subsequently tendered his resignation which was accepted on October 6, 1891. He served once again as a U.S. Congressman, 1893-1895. 


<u>Dwight M. Sabin</u>: (1843-1902) Born near Marseilles, La Salle County, Illinois, he moved to Connecticut with his parents in 1857; attended the country schools and Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass. He served in the Union Army during the Civil War; employed as a clerk in Washington, D.C. He returned to Connecticut in 1864 and engaged in agricultural pursuits and also in the lumber business. He moved to Stillwater, Minnesota in 1868, engaged in lumbering and the general manufacture of railroad cars and agricultural machinery. Served as a member of the Minnesota State Senate, 1872-1875; and in the Minnesota State House of Representatives, 1878 and 1881. He was chairman of the Republican National Committee, 1883-1884. Served as a U.S. Senator from Minnesota, from 1883-1889, serving as the chairman on the Committee to Examine Branches of the Civil Service, and was also on the Committee on Railroads.


<u>Signatures</u>: Both senators have signed a 3 3/4 x 1 1/8 slip of paper in ink, H.W. Blair and below D.M. Sabin.

Confederate Scouting Report Sent to Gene $595.00

 

General George B. McClellan at Antietam $15.00

 

The New York Times, August 14, 1863 $35.00

 

Autographs, Henry W. Blair $25.00




<b>Famous Union Cavalry Commander during the Civil War</b>




(1824-1897) Graduated from West Point in the class of 1844. In 1846, he was awarded the brevet of first lieutenant for gallantry in the Mexican War. He later served on the Indian frontier and in Florida against the Seminoles as an officer of the United States  dragoons. Distinguished service in the 1862 Virginia Peninsular campaign gained him notoriety and a promotion to brigadier general. He commanded a division of the Cavalry Corps in the Antietam, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville campaigns. Promoted to major general in June 1863, he took over command of the Cavalry Corps and directed 10,000 Federal horsemen in the battle of Brandy Station, Va., the biggest cavalry fight of the Civil War. The battle was said to have made the Union Cavalry. He served in the Gettysburg campaign, and also led the cavalry corps at Beverly Ford, Aldie, Middleburg, Upperville, Culpeper Court House and went west in 1864 to the Department of Missouri. Pleasanton resigned from the U.S. Army in 1868 and served as Commissioner of the Internal Revenue under President Ulysses S. Grant.


<u>Signature With Title</u>: 4 3/4 x 1 5/8, in ink, Very respectfully, A. Pleasanton, Commissioner. Very neatly written autograph.  

 


Full color H.A. Ogden print titled, "Sherman At Kenesaw Mountain, October 4, 1864." Imprint below the illustration, "Copyright 1912, by The War Memorial Association." Signature of H.A. Ogden is in the print at lower right. 9 x 12 1/2. Very fine.  Measuring just under 10 inches in total length with a double edged 5 5/16 inch blade, this attractive old knife offers good evidence of age by virtue of  construction with its nicely shaped, repurposed file blade, set into a stag grip and secured with a pewter casting and copper rivet.  These typically 19th century  construction features in combination with a pleasing natural age patina over period wear offer good evidence of age and originality.  Attractive scrimshawed fouled anchor and sea-horse figures demonstrate good age but may have been added some time in the past postdating the earliest days of this classic old belt knife.   <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>


 Not a big deal but worthy of continued preservation is this delicate aqua glass cologne bottle.  A nice example of the make do culture of the 1700s, this little bottle offers a period sealing wax repair of a fractured corner as the original owner thought enough of what was likely a gift, to repair the piece for continued use.  Of significance lost in time is the fact the repaired bottle never was cast aside but found its way through the years to now serve as an attractive addition to someone’s 18th century collection.  A neat little piece without spending a lot of money. <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>

Autograph, General Alfred Plesanton

 

General William T. Sherman at Kenesaw Mo $15.00

 

nautical theme – hand crafted Antique Be $295.00

 

18th century COLOGNE BOTTLE $35.00

This little handmade pocket note book measures approximately 4 X 4 ¾ inches and is made up of a 12 page, brown ink penned personal record of the 1853 muskrat hunting and trapping record of three hunting buddies identified only as William, Edward and John.  A wonderful relic of country Americana, the pages record such statistics as <I>DAY OF THE MONTH – NUMBER OF SHOTS</I> and</I><I> NUMBER KILLED</I> by each of the three.   A record of the number shot and the number trapped by each is augmented by a record of <I>NUMBER OF SHOTS – NUMBER KILLED – EACH WEEK</I> and <I>NUMBER SHOOT – NUMBER KILLED</I> December through May of 1853.  Finally a list of total <I>SHOTS & NUMBER KILLED</I> by each in the season.  Not a bug deal but a really nice piece of hunting and trapping Americana worthy of an appreciative home. <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>  


<b>Confederate officer leaning against a tree</b> 


Criswell #120. February 20, 1863. Vignette of a Confederate officer leaning against a tree and gazing into a valley. Steamboat at the bottom. Lithographed by Archer & Daly, Richmond, Va. Black ink printed on pink paper. Seven coupons still attached below. Very fine.  


<b>United States Senator from New Hampshire


U.S. Secretary of the Navy</b>


(1835-1917) Born in Concord, New Hampshire, he graduated from Harvard Law School in 1854, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Concord. Was a member of the New Hampshire State House of Representatives, 1862-1864, serving as speaker of the house. He was appointed by President Abraham Lincoln solicitor and judge advocate general of the Navy Department. Appointed First Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, serving 1865-1867. Was a member of the New Hampshire State constitutional convention in 1876. Served again as a member of the New Hampshire State House of Representatives in 1881. Appointed by President Chester Arthur as Secretary of the Navy serving 1882-1885. Served as a U.S. Senator, 1887-1889, and 1889-1901. He was the chairman of the Committee on Immigration, and also served on the Committee on Census, and the Committee on Privileges and Elections. President William McKinley appointed him as president of the Spanish Claims Treaty Commission, 1901-1908.


<u>Signature</u>: 4 x 1/2, in ink, W.E. Chandler.  


<b>Civil War Senator from Nevada


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


(1827-1909) Born in Wayne County, N.Y., he attended Yale College in 1849-50, moved to San Francisco in 1850 and was engaged in gold mining in Nevada County, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1852, and commenced practice in Nevada City. He served as district attorney in 1852; attorney general of California, 1854; moved to Virginia City, Nevada, in 1860; involved in early mining litigation and in the development of the Comstock lode; was a member of the Territorial council in 1861; member of the state constitutional convention in 1863; upon the admission of Nevada as a State into the Union was elected as a Republican to the U.S. Senate in 1864, serving until 1875; was re-elected in 1887 and served until 1905. Served as chairman of the Committee on Pacific Railroads; and chairman of the Committee on Mines and Mining.


<u>Signature</u>: 4 x 1/2, in ink, Wm. M. Stewart.

hand crafted - season of 1853 MUSKRAT HU $55.00

 

1863 Confederate $100 Bond $125.00

 

Autograph, William E. Chandler $20.00

 

Autograph, William M. Stewart $15.00




(1814-1879) Graduated in the West Point class of 1837. He displayed a gallant record in the Mexican War. A solid combat officer, Hooker fought in the Peninsular campaign, the Seven Days battles, 2nd Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, where he commanded the Army of the Potomac, and the Atlanta campaign. His sobriquet was, "Fighting Joe" Hooker.


Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Half view in uniform with rank of major general. Backmark: E. & H.T. Anthony, New York, made from a photographic negative in Brady's National Portrait Gallery, with 2 cents orange revenue tax stamp. Age toning and light edge wear to bottom of the mount.  


8 pages. European News. Three Days Later by the Persia at this Port. A Suspicious Sale of Three of Her Majesty's War Steamers. Another Privateer---Perhaps. Aspect of the Mexican Question. The Archduke Maximilian Accepts the Crown of Mexico. The Polish Revolution. The Draft. List of Names Drawn Yesterday in the Fifth, Eighth and Ninth Districts. The Rebel Privateers. Destruction of the Brig W.E. Nash by The Florida. The Lawrence Massacre. Account of the Terrible Tragedy. Another Guerrilla Trapped. North Carolina and the Union. A Rebel General Captured; Jeff Thompson and His Staff Captured at Pocahontas, Arkansas. The Siege of Charleston. Detailed Reports From Our Own Sources and From Rebel Papers. Shells Passing Through Fort Sumter. Interesting Statements by Deserters. The Rebels Preparing to Evacuate the Place. Beauregard Given 48 Hours to Remove the Women and Children From Charleston. Interesting From the South. Operations on the North Carolina Coast. A Rumored Raid of Our Forces Towards Staunton, Va. Important From the Southwest. Large Capture of Confederate States Cotton Near Natchez. General Herron on an Expedition up the Red River. Reported Death of General Pemberton, and more. Edge wear.   


<b>News of General Andrew Jackson, the War of 1812 and the important battle of New Orleans</b>


16 pages, 6 x 9 1/2. 


Legislature of Pennsylvania; Inaugural Address to the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania given by Simon Snyder. Brevet Appointments; Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, 1st December, 1814. (Long list by name, rank and date of appointment). List of officers brevetted for gallantry by the President. Events of the War; Lengthy accounts (several pages) of the battles of New Orleans and St. Mary's, signed in print by Andrew Jackson, Maj. Gen. Comdg. (multiple times), among others. Unofficial accounts of the action at New Orleans. Extract of a letter to his excellency Governor Blount from Colonel Andrew Hynes. Loss of the President's Frigate. Proceedings of Congress in the Senate and the House of Representatives, and more. Light wear and edge staining. Very desirable New Orleans related issue.   


Trivia: The War of 1812 was fought between the United States and England from June 1812 to February 1815. One of the casualties of this war was the burning of the White House in Washington, D.C. by British forces on August 24, 1814.         


Civil War patriotic imprint with full color vignette of Liberty wearing an American flag dress and holding a sword in one hand and the scales of justice in the other. UNION in stars and stripes letters printed above. 


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CDV, General Joseph Hooker $85.00

 

The New York Times, August 27, 1863 $35.00

 

Niles Weekly Register, Baltimore, Februa $75.00

 

Union $5.00

Illustrated here with a quarter for size comparison, our photos will likely do best to describe this attractive little early 1800s ivory snuff box except to advise that it remains in excellent original condition with tight hinge and lid and no chips or cracks.  <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>



 


<b>United States Congressman and Senator from Wisconsin</b>


(1816-1900) Born in Whiting, Rutland County, Vermont, he moved with his parents to Crown Point, New York, in 1817, attended the common schools, moved to Fond duc Lac County, Wisconsin, in 1847, and engaged in the lumber business. He served as a member of the Wisconsin Assembly in 1857 and 1861, and was the mayor of Oshkosh, 1863-64. He was a U.S. Congressman, from 1865-75, serving as the chairman of the Committee on Public Expenditures, and he also served on the Committee on Pacific Railroads. Elected as a Republican to the U.S. Senate in 1881, he served in this position until 1893. During his term in the Senate he was the chairman of the Committee on Railroads, and also served on the Committee on Post Office and Post Roads.


<u>Signature</u>: 3 1/2 x 3/4, in ink, Philetus Sawyer.   H 104in. x W 57in. x D 2 1/2in.


1 pair  H 25in. x W 4in. x D 17in.

early 19th century - SNUFF BOX $125.00

 

Autograph, Philetus Sawyer $10.00

 

ANTIQUE DOORS $1200.00

 

5 ANTIQUE CORBEL BRACKETS LANRGE $120.00

H 25in. x W 5in. x D 30in.


sold as a pair  H 51in. x D 25in.


1 pair


original hardware signed Halophane  H 38in. x D 18in.  H 35in. x W 98in. x 22in.


ISLAND LIGHT


custom sizes available

more available.

LARGE CORBEL BRACKETS $950.00

 

LARGE PENDANTS $1800.00

 

H 38in. x D 18in. $650.00

 

TRIPLE HOLOPHANE PENDANT $2000.00

H 36in. x W 24in. x D 14in.


priced per item


2 or 4 available  H 82in. x W 28in. x D 1in.

STRUCTURAL CHICKEN WIRE EMBEDDED  H 86in. x W 90in. x D 30in.  H 13in. x W 36in. x D 24in.

SET OF 4 HUGE WALL SCONCES $3500.00

 

WAVY GLASS PARTION OR CANOPY PANELS CA. $1200.00

 

KITCHEN CABINETRY CA 1940 $1800.00

 

CURVED GLASS SHOWCASE $1200.00

H 132in. x W 60in. x D 3in.  


<b>The Hero of Fort Sumter</b>


(1805-1871) Graduated in the West Point class of 1825.  He participated in the Black Hawk, Florida and Mexican Wars and was twice brevetted for gallantry.  In November 1860, he was ordered to Charleston Harbor to command the three United States forts there; Castle Pickney, Fort Moultrie, and Fort Sumter, in the face of South Carolina's imminent secession.  Anderson refused a formal demand for his surrender and in the early morning hours of April 12, 1861, Fort Sumter was bombarded, and the Civil War began. His small garrison withstood 36 hours under fire before being compelled to surrender. Anderson became a national hero for his gallant actions. He personally raised the U.S. flag over Fort Sumter on April 14, 1865, exactly four years after he had hauled it down.


Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card.  Bust view in uniform. There is a tiny chip out of the photographic paper at the upper right edge, well away from the subject. Backmark: R.A. Lewis, 152 Chatham Street, New York, with a 2 cents, George Washington, revenue tax stamp. Period ink inscription written on the reverse, "Major Anderson of Fort Sumter." Light age toning and wear.   


 


<b>United States Congressman and Senator from Massachusetts</b>


(1826-1904) From a famous political family, he was the son of Samuel Hoar and the brother of Ebenezer R. Hoar. Born in Concord, Massachusetts, he was educated at Concord Academy and at Harvard, where he graduated in 1846.  He studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1849, and began a practice in Worcester, Massachusetts.  He was a member of the Massachusetts house of representatives in 1852, and of the state senate in 1857, and was then elected Republican U.S. Congressman, serving from 1869-1877.  He declined a renomination to congress, was elected United States Senator, taking his seat March 5, 1877, and was reelected in 1883.  He was a delegate to the Republican national conventions of 1876, 1880, and 1884, one of the managers on the part of the house of representatives of the William W. Belknap (President Grant's Secretary of War) impeachment trial in 1876, and a member of the electoral commission in that year.  He was an overseer of Harvard in 1874-80, and regent of the Smithsonian institution in 1880.


<u>Signature</u>: 3 1/4 x 1/2, in ink, Geo. F. Hoar. 

 H 21in. x W 27in. x W 8in.

IRON GATES FROM FRANCE $15000.00

 

CDV, General Robert Anderson $75.00

 

Autograph, George F. Hoar $10.00

 

CUSTOM DOUBLE PENDANT LIGHT $1200.00

H 44in. x W 56in.  


12 x 7 1/2, two sided imprinted form, filled out in ink.


The Crescent Consolidated Regiment of Louisiana. Lists four Louisiana soldiers from Company G, by name, date of enlistment, and clothing given to them during their enlistment, and its value. Also listed are the dates of distribution. Includes accounts of Peter McGrath, E.W. Knight, P.J. Verchon, and B.H. Breaut. McGrath was formerly a member of the 24th Louisiana. "This state militia regiment transferred to Confederate service in New Orleans on March 6, 1862, for ninety days with 945 men. The regiment went immediately to Corinth, Mississippi, to reinforce General P.G.T. Beauregard's army. On April 6, the regiment played an important role in the capture of two Union divisions at the Hornet's Nest during the battle of Shiloh. The next day, the men supported the 5th Company, Washington Artillery, and prevented the enemy from capturing three of the battery's guns. In the battle, 23 of the regiment's men were killed, 84 were wounded, and 20 were missing. Retreating with the army to Corinth, the regiment was disbanded on June 3rd by General Braxton Bragg at the expiration of their term of service. Most of the men then went into the 18th Louisiana Regiment. On September 17th, the Confederate War Department reorganized the regiment and ordered it to report to General Richard Taylor in south Louisiana. The reorganization occurred at New Iberia on October 16th, when Colonel McPheeters reclaimed the men serving with the 18th Louisiana. On October 27th, the regiment fought in the battle of Labadieville and retreated with the army to the lower Bayou Teche. After spending several weeks at Bisland, the men moved to Avery Island on December 19th. The regiment went to Butte a la Rose on January 11, 1863. On February 16th, Companies F, G, and H, while on picket on Grand River, fired on and drove off the enemy steamer Grey Cloud. The regiment returned to Bisland on April 7th and fought in the battle there on April 12th and 13th. Retreating with General Taylor's army through Opelousas and Alexandria to Natchitoches, the regiment returned to south Louisiana in June. The men garrisoned Brashear City in June and July while the army conducted operations on Bayou Lafourche. During the next three months, the regiment marched with General Alfred Mouton's brigade back and forth across south Louisiana. On November 3rd, the 11th and 12th [Confederate Guards] Louisiana Infantry battalions were added to the regiment at Simmsport to form the Consolidated Crescent Regiment." The regiment played a major role in the battle of Mansfield, on April 8th. In the attack on the enemy, more than 175 of the regiment's men were killed or wounded; and the regiment became the only Louisiana regiment to lose all 3 field officers in one battle. The next day, April 9th, at the battle of Pleasant Hill, the regiment saw limited fighting since its division constituted the army's reserve force. Pursuing General Nathaniel P. Banks' army back down the Red River, the regiment participated in the battle of Yellow Bayou, on May 18th. Portions, if not all, of the regiment supported the 2nd Louisiana Battery in a skirmish with enemy gunboats on the Atchafalaya north of Simmsport on June 8th. When the army marched through north Louisiana into southern Arkansas in the fall, the regiment remained at Alexandria and then marched to Shreveport. After several months in the garrison at Shreveport, the regiment returned to Alexandria. The brigade joined the regiment there in January 1865, and occupied camps in the vicinity until spring. In May, the brigade marched to Mansfield; it disbanded there on May 19th, prior to the surrender of the Trans-Mississippi Department."


The paper is very crisp and in excellent condition and is written in a very neat hand. Very nice war date Louisiana document. [Please note that the left and right edges of the document appear to be closely cropped. This is because the document is slightly larger than my scanner bed. The original document is full and none of the words are cut off as they appear here].      


(1786-1866) A year older than the Constitution, the venerable Scott, hero of the War of 1812 and the Mexican War, became General in chief of the U. S. Army in 1841, a position he still held at the start of the Civil War. A true professional soldier, he was one of the very few men in the country who saw the need to prepare for a major military effort. His Anacondona Plan proved to be very sound. Succeeded by General George B. McClellan in Nov. 1861, he retired to write his memoirs, and died at West Point in 1866 where he is buried. A Virginian, he was the only non-West Pointer of Southern origin in the Regular Army to remain loyal to the Union.


Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 1/2 x 4 3/8 card. Seated view in uniform with epaulettes, sword and holding his chapeau hat. No imprint. Excellent condition.  


Postally used envelope with 1861 Marietta, Ohio postmark, and 3 cents embossed George Washington postage stamp with bulls eyes cancellation. Addressed to Miss Susan R. Fiske, C. Johnson, Esq., Chestnut St., Boston, Mass. Docket at left edge, Sister, April 25th, 1861. Light edge wear.

CUSTOM PIPE LIGHT $1200.00

 

Clothing Account For Louisiana Confedera $95.00

 

CDV, General Winfield Scott $35.00

 

1861 Cover Sent From Marietta, Ohio to B $7.00




Authentic, antique 1800's post Civil War period playing cards. Includes: 2 of hearts, 3 of diamonds, 4 of diamonds, 6 of clubs, 8 of hearts and 10 of hearts. Printed on thick card stock with two different styles of red backs. Excellent condition. These would be nice for a river boat or old west gambling display.  


<b>United States Congressman & Senator from Maine</b>


(1831-1911) Born at Lewiston, Maine, he was a lawyer by occupation, and served as a Republican Congressman from Maine, 1871-81, establishing himself as a top debater and an industrious committee worker. Elected U.S. Senator in 1881, he served until his death. He was one of the "Old Guard" under Presidents' Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft, serving for a long period as the chairman of the Committee on Commerce, and a member of the Foreign Relations Committee. 


<u>Signature</u>: 3 3/8 x 1/2, in ink, Wm. P. Frye.  


<b>Extremely rare communication detailing "a plan for making a new kind of [Confederate] gun that we will call a packet cannon!"</b>


2 pages, 7 3/8 x 9 1/2, in ink, written by J. Henry Hammond, (12th Georgia Artillery)  to Georgia Governor Joseph E. Brown, with a diagram of the gun at the center of page 1.


<b><u>Camp Jackson, Savannah, [Ga.], Feb. 24th, 1862</b></u>


To his Excellency


Jos. E. Brown


Dear Sir,


Below find a plan for making a new kind of gun that we will call a "Packet Cannon." It suggested itself to my mind as the best weapon that can be used against our foe among the mountains of our northern borders. If it meets your approval, let me hear from you. My aims would be satisfied if I had a battery of 20 pieces & 100 men & was allowed to meet the vandals on the north with them. Take the plan for what it is worth. [there is a diagram of the gun at the center of page 1 of the letter].

 

a= The gun, 36 inches long, 3 inches in diameter at the muzzle with the proper proportion of increase  for the first- "reinforce," 1 inch or 1 ¼ inches in caliber, rifled & shooting the minie balls & having 2 good sights, without trunnions; to lay in the trunnion irons- f- f- weighing 150 or 200 pounds.

 

b= A universal joint- made to adjust the piece & give facility in firing ability.

 

c= The arms of the gun, like the tripod of a common transit, the front arms about 3 ½ feet & the rear arms 5 feet in length, stout enough to support the piece & stand the firing.


d= A bolt fastened in the rear arms & placed in notches in the gun to brace it- & prevent a rebound in firing. These braces would give the piece sufficient solidity- & prevent its kicking over.


e= The frame of the universal joint of iron, 16 inches long & the pieces at the end of the frame 2 inches high.


f= Trunnion irons, or bed for the gun. Any alteration founded upon judgment & preserving the intention of the weapon would be allowed.


Designed to be manned by 5 gunners- 2 to carry the piece on their shoulders any short distance with speed during the engagement & to perform the flank movements easily & to mask without trouble, 1 to transport to "pads," 1 the powder & rammer & 1 to carry the balls.

 

Let me hear from [you].


Respectfully &c,


J. Henry Hammond


Written at the right edge of page 1 is: Address- J. Henry Hammond, Savannah, Care of Col. W.F. Wright.


Written at the left edge of page 2 is: J. Henry Hammond, and cross written below that is Plan of Gun, Feby. 25/62.


Light age toning and edge wear. There are 4 small pieces of old tape repairs at the top of page 2. Extremely rare content written to the war governor of Georgia discussing detailed plans for the invention of a new Confederate gun! These types of letters are rarely found.


The author of this letter, J. Henry Hammond, was born in 1836 in South Carolina. By 1860, he was a resident of Newnan, Georgia, in Coweta County, and lists his occupation as a mechanic. At the time of his letter, it appears he was working at Camp Jackson in Savannah, and on May 1, 1862, he enlisted in Company A, 12th Georgia Artillery at Newnan.


Colonel W.F. Wright was a local political figure, also of Newnan, Georgia. It is believed his military title was honorary. In January 1865 he was elected to the Georgia Assembly, and during reconstruction he was a leading figure in the re-building of Newnan.    


Civil War patriotic imprint with vignette of a crowing rooster and the slogan, "Up boys and at 'em!" printed above. 


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

Group Lot of 6 Antique Playing Cards $15.00

 

Autograph, William P. Frye $10.00

 

1862 Letter to Joseph E. Brown, Governor $450.00

 

Up Boys and at 'em $5.00




Shreveport, March 1, 1864. Vignette of three ships and fort at center. Liberty at left. About uncirculated condition.  


(1826-1901) He served in the Mexican War as a private in the 1st Pennsylvania Infantry. Soon after he became well known in the field of gardening, meantime maintaining an interest in military affairs by a continuing association with the local militia. He rose to brigadier general of the 18th division and in 1861 was put in charge of organizing and equipping volunteers in the Pittsburgh area. That summer he served under General Robert Patterson and on February 6, 1862, was appointed a brigadier general of U.S. Volunteers. Meanwhile he was sent to Kentucky and served with General Buell's army until the fall of 1862, when General Braxton Bragg's army invaded Kentucky. Buell marched northward leaving Negley to defend Nashville. At the battle of Stone's River, Negley commanded a division under General George H. Thomas and was promoted to major general for his services. His capabilities were again ably demonstrated when General Bragg was driven out of Tennessee. At the battle of Chickamauga however, Negley was critcized by his fellow division commanders which all but ended his military career. Negley served in Congress during his post war career.


Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Bust view in uniform with rank of brigadier general. Backmark: E. & H.T. Anthony, New York. Very fine.  An unusual piece for the American Revolutionary War / Colonial Americana enthusiast, this massive blacksmith wrought knife is reminiscent of the classic period <I>hook bill</I> fascine knife best known for Rev. War military use (see: <I>COLLECTOR'S ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA of the AMERICAN REVOLUTION</I> by Newmann & Kravic ) except that the cutting edge on this variation is on the opposite side than the typical <I>hook bill</I>.  With clear evidence of originality this knife measures approximately 20 in total length with a 15 inch blade measuring 2 1/5 inches at its widest point.  The blade and classic turned maple grip sport a pleasing natural age patina while the iron offers good evidence of hand forging with period use evident by virtue of the unmistakable marks left by the slow turning hand crank or foot treadle stone sharpening wheel.  All this is set off by the classic  tang <I>pig tail</I> securing the blade to its grip.  Whether utilitarian, intended as a weapon, or both this is an outstanding piece of Americana.  <B>Buy with confidence! </B><I>  We are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales!</B> <I>Just send us a courtesy  e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly.</I>  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!  


8 pages. Front page headlines: AFFAIRS IN THE SOUTHWEST. Gen. Grant and the Trade Regulations of the Mississippi. Proposed Opening of the Cotton Trade to all Loyal Citizens. A Cavalry Expedition From Corinth. Rebel Conscripts Reporting for Duty in the National Army. The War in the Far West. Gen. Blunt's Position. Danger Thereof. A Battle Imminent. Rebel Officers. Union Men in Arkansas. Sufferings of the Loyalists. Important From North Carolina. Shameful Inefficiency of the Blockade at Wilmington. Seventeen Large Steamers Arrived There Within a Few Days. Immense Stores For the Rebel Army. A Speech by General Burnside. Later From Charleston. Our Batteries on Morris Island Trying Their Range on Fort Sumter. The Monitors Ready For Action. The Fight Expected to Take Place on Saturday or Sunday Last. Proclamation by Governor Seymour. A Warning Against Resistance to the Draft. European Intelligence. Arrival of the City of Washington and the Bremen. Further Captures by the Rebel Pirates on the South American Coast. English Views of American Affairs. The Liverpool Chamber of Commerce Anticipating Peace. A British Cooperhead's Estimate of Archbishop Hughes' Speech to the Rioters. The American Question. View of the English Press. Vallandigham. Other headlines and news: News From Washington: Further Reports of the Demoralization of Lee's Army. Stuart's Cavalry Defeated by Deserters. No Movement of the Rebels by Way of Dumfries. The Case of General Milroy. News From Fortress Monroe. Funeral of Commodore Morris, U.S. Navy. Loses by Running the Blockade, and much more. Very fine.

1864 State of Louisiana 50 Cents Note $45.00

 

CDV, General John Negley $75.00

 

massive Colonial / Revolutionary War era $195.00

 

The New York Times, August 18, 1863 $35.00




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