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Measuring 4 3/4 inches in diameter, these turned fruitwood traveling candlesticks remain in original even seemingly unused condition.  Wonderful patina and a single fine age crack along the grain of one side offer good evidence of age and originality. (see illustration insert)   Commonly referred to as <I>donut</I> candlesticks by Civil War collectors and antique lighting enthusiasts, the vast majority of surviving examples of the type are of spun brass though finely turned wood examples such as offered here are known to have seen use from the period of the American colonial and Revolutionary War period through the Civil War era.  As with <U>all direct sales</U>, we are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with refund of the purchase price upon return as purchased!</B>  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!  


4 x 6 5/8.


War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, July 23, 1863


General Orders

No. 226


The County of St. Mary's, Md., is detached from the Middle Department, and will form a separate Military District. Brigadier General G. Marston is assigned to the command of St. Mary's District; Headquarters at Point Lookout.


By Order Of The Secretary Of War:

E.D. TOWNSEND

Assistant Adjutant General


Light age toning. Very fine.


Trivia: St. Mary's County is where Francis Scott Key, the author of a poem which became The Star Spangled Banner, grew up.


Over 600 African Americans from St. Mary's County served in the Union Army during the Civil War; two were awarded the Medal of Honor.


 


<b>War Date Endorsement Signed</b>


(1822-1905) Graduated from West Point in 1842 and fought in the Mexican War. At the battle of Cerro Gordo he was so severely wounded that he was left for dead until picked up by a burial detail 36 hours later. On October 2, 1861, he was appointed colonel of the 1st Minnesota Infantry, which he commanded at the battle of Balls Bluff, Va. In the spring of 1862, now a brigadier general, he commanded a brigade in the 2nd Corps, Army of the Potomac. At the battle of Antietam, September 17, 1862, he was very severely wounded which left him incapacitated for several months. Promoted to major general to rank from November 29, 1862, he successively commanded the defenses of Philadelphia, the operations at Brazos Santiago Pass on the Texas Gulf Coast, the 13th Corps, and various districts along the Mississippi River. In December 1864, he was given command of the Department of the Mississippi, which he held until the end of the war.


<u>War Date Endorsement Signed</u>: 3 1/2 x 2 1/2, in ink, Head Quarters U.S. Forces, Matagorda Bay, Feb. 2, 1864. Approved, other articles will be disposed of as recommended in this report. N.J.T. Dana, Maj. Genl. Light age toning.  An attractive item for the country store or writing instrument enthusiast, this original circa 1840 broadside is printed on one side for posting and measures 10 ¼ X 6 ¾ inches promoting Boston Apothecary and Chemist, Thomas Hollis’s (see Mexican War through Civil War era Boston Business Directories) <B><I>BLACK WRITING INK for steel or quill pens</B></I>   Remaining in excellent original condition with no rips tears or repairs, there is some age staining that could be easily removed by proper restoration methods but we would leave the piece as is.  With lots of eye appeal and a good size for display, this scarce old advertising broadside will set in well in any number of period collectable categories.   <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!

antique turned fruitwood TRAVELING CANDL $225.00

 

General Marston Assigned to Command $15.00

 

Autograph, General Napoleon J. T. Dana $125.00

 

original c. 1840 – HOLLIS BLACK INK / Fo $95.00

Gleaned from a country sale some years ago when they came out of attic trunk storage carefully tied together just as they remain today, we were impressed enough with the prophetic inscription penned on the back of <I>Little Freddy’s </I> image to keep the pair together as they had been for decades.  Faded with age but still clearly legible is <I>’My Darling little Freddy - From his Father in camp at Poolsvill -Sargent 10th Mass Battery - In the great Rebellion of 1862 and 1863 to his Mother - Croline Gwell’ </I> on the back of this image of <I>Little Frederick</I>.  Set aside years ago as a <I>some-day</I> research project the little group just came out of our own storage accumulation.  Now with the benefit of the internet and some helpful data base access, we were able to take advantage of what fragments the inscription provided to complete the story with only a few key strokes.  Asa L. Gowell, the <U>only</U> Gowell in the 10th Mass. Battery, was a 27 year old Boston teamster when, in the summer of 1862, he mustered in as a member of the <B>10th Massachusetts Light Artillery</B>   Assigned to the defenses of Washington in the fall of 1862, the 10th Battery with its six 3 inch Rodman guns, started for <I>Poolesviille</I>, Md. and winter camp the day after Christmas.   

Gowell  remained with his unit throughout the Civil War mustering out with the Battery back in Boston on June 9, 1865.  During his tenure with the 10th the hard fought battery saw action at such as Mine Run. Brandy Station, Battles of the Wilderness, Deep Bottom, Ream’s Station Hatcher’s Run, Petersburg, Sailor’s Creek, Appomattox C. H. and many more.  Born in Litchfield, Maine, Asa and Caroline were married in 1858.  When he went off to war <I>Little Freddy</I> (Fredrick  Meriam Gowell )was their second of two children.  At the time of his passing in 1902 Asa Gowell  had been an active member of G.A.R. Post # 200 in Jamaica Plain, Mass.  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 !

 <b>of the High Commanders of the Confederate States of America</b>


Featuring the Michael Reese II Collection of Confederate Generals' Autographs. Compiled by Robert J. Raynor. Edited by Ethan Raynor and Ryan Raynor. Raynor's Inventory Management Services Publication, Burlington, N.C., 2007. Hard cover, 8 1/2 x 11 1/4, with dust jacket, 260 pages, profusely illustrated and full of information, index. Brand new condition. 


"No other work offers to the collecting and research communities, from neophyte to advanced collector, a more convenient, simplified and easier to use reference to all 427 officers elevated to the rank of "general" in the army of the Southern Confederacy. Bob Raynor has made available, veritably at one's fingertips, the instant identifications of them and their autograph signatures, along with a teeming myriad of Confederate political personages who played influential roles in leading their respective states to secede from the Union in 1860-61. Many of those names possess historic interest, and consequently value, that might otherwise go unrecognized except by the most astute, experienced collector, and hence, open entirely new horizons for collecting!" Norm Flayderman, author of Flayderman's Guide to Antique Firearms, and The Bowie Knife; Unsheating an American Legend and others. 


"A single convenient volume that provides access to verified signatures for every Confederate general! What an invaluable tool for collectors and historians." Robert Krick, author of Stonewall Jackson at Cedar Mountain and Civil War Weather in Virginia.


"A crucial guide for Civil War history collectors. In an age of information overload, it is very helpful to find this comprehensive collection of autograph exemplars and checklists of generals. This Compendium organizes for easy reference the key names of the men who formed and fought for the Confederate States of America," Seth Kaller, President of Seth Kaller, Inc., a leading collections builder and dealer in historic documents and artifacts.


"Raynor's Compendium is an absolute must for any Civil War collector, scholar and enthusiast. It is not only a collector's guide to Confederate material but a useful reference packed with information." James J. Holmberg, The Filson Historical Society.  All original and period with absolutely no condition issues is this carved horn toothpick and ear spoon.   Rendered in the form of what we will call <I>the happy monk</I> we have laid a quarter in with our friend for size comparison and will, for obvious reasons, let the illustrations of our little friend provide the description.  An unusual comic utility of the late 1700s through early 1800, someone will love this unusual form of an otherwise common personal hygiene instrument.  As with <U>all direct sales</U>, we are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with refund of the purchase price upon return as purchased!</B>  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!  A must have for the complete Victorian era writing kit or desk, few remain complete with the elusive paper mache  

travel case.  Illustrated here with a quarter for size comparison, this all original example is bone mounted with that pleasing soft age patina that comes to bone with period handling.  The blade is marked <B>ROGERS CUTLERS TO HER MAJESTY</B>.  A remains solid and in nice condition with the charm of age, period use and originality.  <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 !!

Pvt. Asa L. Gowell-10th Mass. Battery Mo $245.00

 

Raynor's Compendium of Autographs & Biog $45.00

 

late 18th early 19th century comic HORN $125.00

 

Victorian INK SCRAPER $40.00

Acquired from among a number of 19th century apothecary instruments and equipment, this antique blown hour glass stands approximately 7 ¾ inches and  remains in perfect original condition with no chips, cracks, or stains.  An essential of any well-equipped 18th and early through mid 19th century apothecary, this classic early time piece will set in nicely with earlier through Civil War era medical or scientific material.  Original, period examples like this one are extremely difficult to come by. 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 !


 


<b>War Period Signature With Rank</b>


(1818-79) Graduated in the West Point class of 1838. He served during the Mexican War as aide-de-camp to General William J. Worth. He fought the Seminoles in Florida and helped pacify the warring factions in Kansas. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Barry served first in the defense of Fort Pickens, Florida. Ordered north, he then served as chief of artillery to General Irvin McDowell at 1st Bull Run and held the same position under General George B. McClellan. Appointed brigadier general on August 20, 1861, he took an active part in the 1862 Virginia Peninsular campaign and was later chief of artillery of the huge defense system which encircled Washington, D.C. In 1864, he was assigned as chief of artillery on the staff of General William T. Sherman participating in all the actions of the Atlanta campaign, and the 1865 Carolina's campaign which terminated in the surrender of General Joseph E. Johnston.


<u>War Period Signature With Rank</u>: 2 1/2 x 1 1/4, in ink, William F. Barry, Brig. Genl., Inspt. of Art. Light staining.  Acquired several years ago when we were fortunate enough to purchase several groupings from the personal collections of our longtime friend, Dr. Francis Lord, this just post Civil War militia piece was noted by Lord as a waist belt plate of the <B><I>HOUSUM ZOUAVES</I></B> worn by  <I>John C. Gerbig</I>.  (Will come with our letter to preserve its origin.)  A quick google search found John C. Gerbig and the Housum Zouaves in the 1902 Pennsylvania Adjutant General Report where the following is offered on page 421:

      

<I><B>Capt. John C. Gerbig</B> He was a private in Chambers Artillery, April 1860.  Pvt. Co. A 2nd Penn. Vol. Inf. three months service, 1861.  Quartermaster Sgt. under Capt. P. L. Pearse, Co. A, 2nd Maine Infantry to 1864.  Sergeant, <B>Housum Zouaves</B> August 13, 1868.  2nd  Lt. Co. C 8th Regt. Infantry, Oct. 6, 1882. 1st Lt. Aug. 2, 1883, honorably discharged June 19, 1884.</I>  


A pioneer Civil War collector from a day when nearly no one else paid much attention to the details of many now valued Civil War collectable categories, Francis had an abiding interest in all manner of 19th century military equipage.  His primary interest was in Civil War however and led to his widely known, multi volume, pioneer reference, <I>Lord’s CIVIL WAR COLLECTORS ENCYCLOPEDIA</I>.  While a lot of detailed knowledge has been gained as the interest and <U>value</U> of Civil War collectibles increased so dramatically over the years, Dr. Lord’s first and second volumes in particular and his <I>Civil War Sutlers & Their Wares</I> continue to offer valuable and reliable reference to Civil War collectors.  (Use <I>Lord</I> in our search feature to find other Lord collection items.) 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 antique salesman’s sample is a scaled down working, demonstration model of the full scale, <I>hand crank</I>,  cloths wringer by the American Wringer Company of New York.  [Seldon A. Bailey invented the mechanical clothes wringer in 1859  and began producing the wringers on a small scale in 1860 as the <B>American Wringer Co.</B>.  The company prospered for years until the powered washing machine became widely available.]  Fashioned of wood with tinned cast iron components and rubber rollers, the body of the wringer (minus the crank) is 5 ¾ inches wide.   This miniature remains in nice all original condition.  A really neat little collectable, this wringer will come with a copy of a wringer advertisement taken from a Civil War era <I>Leslies</I>.     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 !

antique HOUR GLASS $125.00

 

Autograph, General William F. Barry $75.00

 

Francis Lord collection- post Civil War $175.00

 

working model - Salesman’s Sample CLOTHE $195.00

Measuring 7 1/8 inches square when completed this six piece pasteboard <B>SCOTCH</B> puzzle remains in eye appealing condition with bright color yet with good evidence of age and originality.  An attractive display item illustrated here with a quarter for size comparison. <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 !   Illustrated here with a quarter for size comparison our photographs will likely do best to describe this outstanding old clay pipe except to advise that after decades of attic trunk storage it remains in excellent un-smoked condition yet shows good evidence of age and originality.  <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 !         Measuring approximately 3 X 7 ¼ inches and remaining in nice all original condition with no rips, tears or repairs, this 1864 presidential ballot for Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson was printed for use in the field in voting for the Lincoln / Johnson ticket under newly established absentee voting provisions.  With no federal statute addressing absentee voting, each state determined their own process for its soldiers' to vote.  California, Connecticut, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin establishing absentee voting procedures. Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Nevada, New Jersey, Oregon, and Rhode Island, did not pass legislation allowing soldiers to vote in the field.  The Ohio ticket offered here reflects that state’s process of balloting by home county. A nice piece of political 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 !  


 


(1827-80) Born at Augusta, Ga., he graduated from Yale in 1845, having studied law. He then worked in the newspaper business in Baltimore, and gave up journalism in 1848 to become a civil engineer associated with the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. He then moved on to the Blue Ridge Railroad in 1855, working in Georgia and South Carolina until the commencement of the War Between the States when he enlisted as a private in the Fort Hill Guards of South Carolina. Soon afterwards he was  appointed chief engineer of General John B. Magruder at Yorktown, Va. In October 1862, he was commissioned major of artillery, and placed in command of the Nitre Corps. Promoted to lieutenant colonel, and then colonel in 1863, he rendered very valuable service in producing desperately needed ordnance supplies for the Confederate Army. He was promoted to brigadier general, and commissary general, on February 16, 1865. Paroled at Thomasville, Ga., he returned to his profession of civil engineering and was associated with various railroads, and served as chief engineer for two years with the city of Louisville, Ky. At the time of his death he was in charge of the mining and engineering department of the Chesapeake & Ohio R.R. He is buried in Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Va. where many of his Confederate brothers in arms rest.


Antique photograph, 2 1/2 x 3 7/8, view in Confederate uniform. Circa 1800's post Civil War print.

19th century word & picture PUZZLE $40.00

 

19th century occupational Clay Pipe $55.00

 

original - 1864 Abraham Lincoln PRESIDEN $165.00

 

Photograph, General Isaac M. St. John $10.00

Illustrated here with a quarter for size comparison, our photographs will likely do best to describe this nice all untouched and original patent 1853 marked pushup candlestick.  Fashioned from tinned sheet iron this candlestick offers good evidence of age and originality yet remains in pleasing condition.  <B>Buy with confidence! </B><I>  We are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales!</B> <I>Just send us a courtesy  e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly.</I>  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !  


 H 18in. x D 14in.

WILL MOUNT UP OR DOWN  Measuring approximately 5 ½ X 4 1/8 inches this small preprinted and hand completed receipt confirms the extensive utilization of slave labor on <B><I>fortifications at and near the City</I></B> as Richmond prepared for the Seven Days Battles that would soon swirl around the Capitol City. The slave <I>Booker</I> was provided by <I>Anne Belle Leftwich</I>, child bride of [destined to be Colonel] <I>Alexander Hamilton Leftwich</I> who would serve in Co. B <B>VMI Corps of Cadets</B> at the <I><B>Battle of Newmarket</I></B>.  Ordered by regular Confederate Engineer, <B>Lt. Col. W. H. Stevens</B> who was responsible for Richmond’s fortifications. He was promoted to Brig. General in August 1864 and is said to have been the last man to cross the Mayo Bridge the night Richmond was evacuated.  All original and in pleasing condition with no rips, tears or repairs.   <B>Buy with confidence! </B><I>  We are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales!</B> <I>Just send us a courtesy  e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly.</I>  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!


 H 64in. x W 27in.

Patent 1853 ‘PUSH-UP’ CANDLESTICK $120.00

 

CLASSIC LIGHT FIXTURE $550.00

 

rare! 1862 Slave Labor Receipt for: FORT $325.00

 

VINTAGE CRYSTAL CHANDELIER $3400.00

H 20in. x W 26in.

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


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

DECO PENDANT LIGHTS $1800.00

 

Civil War era SAIL MAKERS NEEDLE PACKET $95.00

 

early India Rubber TELESCOPING CUP with $175.00

 

Lord collection - post Civil War - Veter $75.00

This nice stained bone mounted, two tine fork and matching knife will be best described by our photographs.  All in nice original condition with no cracks in the classic green stained bone, this later 18th century / early 19th century will make an attractive companion set laid in a Revolutionary War era haversack or with a period mess grouping .  <B>Don't forget to give our search feature a try</B> for special wants. A simple <B>key word</B> in lower case works best. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !  


 


<b>Document Signed</b> 


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


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


Head-Quarters, Middle Military Department 

Baltimore, June 29th, 1866 


Special Orders, No. 129 


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


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


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


By command of Major General W.S. Hancock


ADAM E. KING

Assistant Adjutant General


OFFICIAL:

Adam E. King

Assistant Adjutant General


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


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


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


Wounded three times during the war!


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

   A neat item simply as a Civil War era personal item or period medical component, the bottle collector will quickly recognize the rare embossing variation <B>E. HARTSHORN & SON</B> [singular] /<B> ESTABLISHED 1850</B> / <B>BOSTON, MASS</B> instead of the usual <I> E HARTSHORN & SONS</I> [plural with a reverse order of: ] <I>BOSTON MASS. - ESTABLISHED 1850</I> as seen on these bottles. (The only such variation example we have found.)  Likely an important feature with respect to desirability for the bottle collector, though as Civil War era collectors we were most pleased with the presence of the original label.   Dr. Edward Hartshorn was born in Gloucester, Mass. 1817 and graduated from the Harvard Medical School in 1840.  After practicing medicine for some time Dr. Hartshorn turned his attention to pharmaceuticals taking his sons aboard each in turn as they reached the age of majority.   The bottle is in pleasing condition and the label, as you can see remains in excellent condition.  A neat display item! As with <U>all direct sales</U>, we are pleased to offer a <B>no questions asked three day inspection with refund of the purchase price upon return as purchased!</B> Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !  


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


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

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

 

Autograph, General Adam E. King $25.00

 

E. HARTSHORN & SON / ESTABLISHED 1850 $65.00

 

Three Cheers for the Red, White & Blue $5.00




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


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


Sold as a pair  H 40in. x D 21in.

TWO AVAILABLE

Our Flag is Still There $5.00

 

VINTAGE INDUSTRIAL TEE LIGHT $1200.00

 

INDUSTRIAL PULLEY PENDANTS $0.00

 

ANTIQUE PENDANT LIGHT $4500.00

An outstanding companion item for the righting instrument enthusiast, this wonderful old <B>American Lead Pencil Co.</B> measures a full 12 15/16 inches in length with the nib in place and sports 99% of its original marbled enamel finish in the shaft.  All in nice original condition with an age patina on the nib and metal components.   One of the first pencil factories in this country, the American Lead Pencil Co. was founded by Edward Weissenborn who immigrated to America in 1854. In 1860 after <U>assisting in the design and construction of the Civil War battleship, </U> the <B> USS Monitor</B>, Edward set up his pencil factory.  His American Pencil Company quickly earned a reputation for producing quality writing instruments and utilized complimentary letters from four members of President Lincoln's cabinet in their advertisements.  Nicely maker marked from the American Lead Pencil Co. this unusual oversize ink pen will clean nicely if you wish but we’d leave it as is with the nice natural age coloring.  Will  display nicely with any writing instrument or antique store display. As with <U>all direct sales</U>, we are pleased to offer a <B>no questions asked three day inspection with refund of the purchase price upon return as purchased!</B> Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !


 


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


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


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


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


<b>United States Congressman from Alabama


Confederate Senator</b>


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


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

rare oversize – American Lead Pencil Co. $75.00

 

The Photographs of Mary Todd Lincoln $75.00

 

Photograph, General George P. Doles $25.00

 

Photograph, William L. Yancey $10.00




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


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


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


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

Photograph, General Thomas N. Waul $25.00

 

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

 

VINTAGE FLUSH MOUNT FOYER LIGHT $3800.00

 

Classic wall sconces $0.00




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


War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, July 16, 1863


General Orders

No. 218


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


By Order Of The Secretary Of War:

E.D. TOWNSEND

Assistant Adjutant General


Very fine.  


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


U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania


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


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


<u>Signature With Place</u>: 4 1/4 x 3 1/4, in ink, O.J. Dickey, Lancaster, Penna. Very fine.  <b>of Virginia and North Carolina


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


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


War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, July 15, 1863


General Orders

No. 217


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


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


By Order Of The Secretary Of War:

E.D. TOWNSEND

Assistant Adjutant General


Very fine.  


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


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


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


Coleraine, Feby. 18th, 1879


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


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

General Gillmore Appointed Commander of $15.00

 

Autograph, Oliver J. Dickey $25.00

 

General Foster Named Commander Departmen $20.00

 

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

An attractive item for the bottle collector or simply a colorful companion piece set in with period eating and cooking gear or winter camp personals, this colorful condiment bottle remains in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or other flaws.  <B>Don't forget to give our search feature a try</B> for special wants. A simple <B>key word</B> in lower case works best. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !!  H 42in. x D 6in.  H 36in. x D 18in.  <b>to the President Who Approves the Order</b>


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


War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, July 11, 1863


General Orders

No. 215


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


By Order Of The Secretary Of War:

E.D. Townsend

Assistant Adjutant General


Very fine.

original teal green – PEPPER SAUCE BOTTL $45.00

 

COOL PENDANT $325.00

 

VINTAGE PENDANT LIGHT 5 DROPS $2400.00

 

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

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

     Some years ago we were fortunate enough to acquire a Civil War vintage slide top box containing it’s period content of rolled <I>home spun</I> bandages.  Each bandage is of the period loomed cotton sheeting commonly provided by home front volunteers who came together, particularly in the Eastern textile mill region, to tear and roll strips of available textile for use as bandages by Army medical providers at the front.   Most of these bandage rolls are secured with a paper band* wrapped round with a protective seal. (*see photos: We were curious enough to sacrificed one of the bandage rolls to open the paper band. They are Odd Fellow Lodge dues certificates.  The one we opened was dated 1849 and was from a Newburyport, Mass. I.O.O.F. chapter.  Oddly enough the wood box containing the bandages bore a stenciled Masonic device.  Obviously repurposed to band the bandage rolls, it seems more than likely the then obsolete dues certificates were pressed into service by volunteers gathered in the local lodge hall.)  The splint is fashioned of birch wood backed with cotton flannel, the thin wood being in narrow strips so as to conform to and immobilize the injured limb when wrapped with a textile bandage. Please note that the bandage and splint are offered here as found, the bandage unopened and unused while the splint, as was common in the field, has seen repeated use. <U>This example is blood stained from period use.</U> <B>Buy with confidence! </B><I>  We are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales!</B> <I>Just send us a courtesy  e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly.</I>  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!

 H 38in. x D 15in.


12 OR MORE IN STOCK  H 12in. x W 20in. x D 36in.


MORE AVAILABLE  H 23in. x D 12in.

an original! Civil War era - BANDAGE ROL $155.00

 

INDUSTRIAL PENDANT LIGHTS $0.00

 

BARN LIGHT $750.00

 

OLD PENDANT BOWL LIGHT $550.00

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


Sold as apair  H 11in. x D 12in.

CUSTOM WALL SCONCE $850.00

 

INDUSTRIAL HANGING LIGHT $0.00

 

INDUSTRIAL PENDANT LIGHTS $950.00

 

WEDDING WAKE LIGHT VINTAGE $550.00

H 38in. x D 17in



10 IN STOCK  H 12in. x W 9in. x D 14in.  H 12in. x W 11in. X D 4in.


MORE AVAILABLE  H 12in. x W 6in. x D 12in


price for each


2 in stock

INDUSTRIAL PENDANT LIGHTS $850.00

 

INDUSTRIAL WALL SCONCES $550.00

 

industrial wall lights. . . . 1 PAIR $750.00

 

VINTAGE SPOTLIGHT. . . CHROME $550.00




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