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H 36in. x D 6in.  H 12in. x W 5in. x D 10in.

one of 5  H 11in. x W 4in. x D 8in.  H 5in. x W 21in. X D 10in.



Wall lights. . . set of 5 $225.00


Industrial style wall lights $0.00


Double pivot sconce $0.00

H 26in. x D 20in.

6 in stock  H 9in. x W 5in. x D 7in

price per sconce  H 22in. W 38in. D 14in.  H 12in. x W 23in. x D 10in.

large industrial pendant light $900.00







H 5in. x W 25in. x D 9in.

50 in stock  H 12in. x W 8in. x D 10in.  H 12in. x W 5in. x D 7in.  H 16in. x W 12in. x D 14in.



Large wall lights with old glass $0.00


Nickel wall sconces $0.00


H 16in. x W 12in. x D 14in. $0.00

H 19in. x W 4in. x D 4in.  H 23in. x W 34in.

OTHERS AVAILABLE  SIMILAR  H 16in. x D 10in.  H 10in. x W 5in. x D 8in.

Early walll sconces $0.00






Classic wall sconces $0.00

H 25in. x D 13in.  H 10in. x W 5in. x D 10in.

Any finish is possible  H 15in. x D 16in.  

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

War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, July 10, 1863

General Orders

No. 214

By direction of the President of the United States, Major General E.O.C. Ord is appointed to the command of the Thirteenth Army Corps, in place of Major General John A. McClernand, relieved, to date from June 18, 1863.

By Command Of The Secretary Of War:


Assistant Adjutant General

Very fine.



Nickle wall lights $0.00




General Ord is Appointed Commander of 13 $15.00

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

War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, July 9, 1863

General Orders

No. 213

Brigadier General Robert Allen is announced as senior Quartermaster of the Department of the Northwest, Missouri, and Tennessee. All officers of the Quartermaster's Department, serving in those Departments, will respect and obey his orders accordingly.

By Order Of The Secretary Of War:


Assistant Adjutant General

Very fine.  

4 pages. Report From the Naval Commissioner's Office; Live Oak Timber, Navy Sloop Clothing For The Year 1838, Beef and Pork For 1838. Report From the Office of Commissary General of Subsistence. Proposal For 4,500 Indian Rifles. Patriotism of the Federal Party. North Carolina Elections. Prospectus of the United States Magazine and Democratic Review. $200 Reward Advertisement For Runaway Slave. Much more interesting news and advertisements from our nation's capital in 1837.   

(1807-71) known as "Prince John," he was born at Port Royal, Va., and graduated from the West Point class of 1830. He was brevetted three times for gallantry during the Mexican War while an artillery officer. He resigned from the U.S. Army on April 20, 1861, and was appointed brigadier general in the Provisional Confederate Army on June 17, 1861, and major general on Oct. 7, 1861. He distinguished himself in the early part of the Peninsula campaign, completely deceiving General McClellan as to the size of his forces at Yorktown. He was less successful during the Seven Days battles, and was later assigned to command the District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. Here he was successful in the recapture of Galveston, Texas and the dispersal of the Federal blockading fleet. After the war he went to Mexico without being formally paroled and joined Emperor Maximilian's Imperial forces with the rank of major general. 

Antique photograph, 4 x 5 1/2. Bust view in uniform. No imprint. Light age toning. Circa 1800's, post Civil War print.  

5 x 8, imprint.

Headquarters Department of the Gulf

New Orleans, October 1, 1862

General Orders No. 77

Every officer, not a disbursing officer of the United States Government, who has collected public funds in this Department, will make an immediate return of all collections and disbursements previous to this date. This return will be made to D.C.G. Field, Financial Clerk, at these Headquarters, and all balances will be turned over to him.



Excellent. Scarce Department of the Gulf imprint.

General Robert Allen is Named Senior Qua $10.00


The Globe, City of Washington, August 11 $20.00


Photograph, General John B. Magruder $10.00


1862 Orders From General Butler at New O $15.00

(1816-86) Born at Natchitoches, La., he graduated in the West Point class of 1838. His service in the U.S. Army was extensive. He saw action in the Seminole War 1838-39, duty in the Utah expedition against the Mormons, and was brevetted for gallantry in the Mexican War. He also was the inventor of the Sibley tent which saw much use in the early years of the Civil War by the armies of both sides. Commissioned brigadier general in the Confederate army on June 17, 1861, he was the commander of an expedition designed to secure New Mexico for the Confederacy. After the battles of Valverde and Glorietta Canon he was forced to retreat since he could not subsist his command off the country. Under incredible hardships he reached El Paso, Texas in May 1862, and subsequently retired to San Antonio. Thereafter he served in Louisiana and the Trans-Mississippi Department. After the Civil War, Sibley went abroad and was a general of artillery in the Egyptian Army. He spent the last years of his life in ill health and comparative poverty and died at Fredericksburg, Va. where he is buried.

Antique photograph, 2 5/8 x 3 1/2. Bust view in Confederate uniform. No imprint. Circa 1800's, post Civil War print.  

<b>The Emancipation Proclamation</b>

1863 print of Presidents' Lincoln and Davis and a slave in caricature titled "Scene From The American Tempest." Imprint below the title, Caliban (Sambo) "YOU BEAT HIM 'NOUGH MASSA! BERRY LITTLE TIME, I'LL BEAT HIM TOO." Shakspeare. (Nigger Translation). This engraving appeared in the January 24, 1863 issue of Punch Magazine, and depicts President Abraham Lincoln wearing a uniform with kepi with plume on it, striped pants, high boots, and holding a sword. Confederate President Jefferson Davis, also in uniform, with a slouch hat with feather and a sword attached to his belt stands at the left with his arms folded and looking rather perplexed. At the center is a jubilant slave holding a copy of President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation hand in hand with President Lincoln. Imprint at the top, Punch, or The London Charivari-January 24, 1863.  10 3/4 x 8 1/4. Scarce and extremely desirable Civil War date Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis and slave print.

WBTS Trivia: This classic Civil War print appeared in Punch Magazine not long after Lincoln issued his Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. The jubilant slave holds the proclamation with Lincoln while showing eagerness to fight his former master Jeff Davis representing the Confederacy. And indeed they fought! Some 180,000 freed blacks joined the Federal Army and became a critical element in the Union victory.  

(1821-97) Born at Augusta, Ga., he was a nephew of General & U.S. President Zachary Taylor by marriage. He graduated from West Point in 1842 along with his future corps commander, James Longstreet. He fought in the Mexican War and resigned his U.S. Army commission on Mar. 23, 1861.  At the outbreak of the Civil War, he helped organize the 10th Georgia Infantry, and was appointed their colonel. He was then promoted to brigadier general on Sept. 25, 1861, and major general on May 23, 1862. He fought in the Peninsular campaign, and at Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and Knoxville. McLaws was commanding troops under Gen. J.E. Johnston when the latter surrendered near Durham Station, N.C., April 26, 1865. After the war, he settled in Savannah, Ga., and served with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and as Postmaster of Savannah. He also was  very active in Confederate veteran's organizations for many years.

Antique photograph, 4 x 5 3/4. Bust view in Confederate uniform with the rank of brigadier general. No imprint. Printed on thick photographic paper. Circa 1800's, post Civil War print. Very fine.  

5 x 7 3/4 imprint. 

Headquarters Department of the Gulf

New Orleans, Sept. 23, 1862

General Orders No. 75

No officer or soldier serving in this Department will be allowed to bring hither his family, or any member thereof, without special permission.



Excellent. Scarce Department of the Gulf imprint.

Photograph, General Henry H. Sibley $15.00


Scene From The American Tempest, Lincoln $125.00


Photograph, General Lafayette McLaws $15.00


1862 Orders From General Butler at New O $15.00

<b>Featuring President Abraham Lincoln as Brutus</b>

1863 print with a caricature of two negroes and Abraham Lincoln as the players in a satirical view titled "Brutus and Caesar." The negro at the left, wearing striped pants and a polka dot shirt, is fast asleep as he sits in a chair holding his banjo at his side. The negro at the center, representing the ghost of Caesar, is wearing a long robe and defiantly poses with his arms folded across his chest. President Lincoln, seated at the right, representing Brutus, wears a robe with a stars and stripes shawl draped over his shoulder, sandals, and is holding a book in his hand. Title below: Brutus And Caesar. (From the American Edition of Shakspeare). The Tent of Brutus (Lincoln). Night. Enter the Ghost of Caesar. Brutus- "Wall, now! Do tell! Who's you?" Caesar- "I am dy ebil genus, massa Linking, Dis child am awful Inimpressional."  Published in Punch Magazine. Imprint at the top, Punch, Or The London Charivari, August 15, 1863. 8 x 10 3/4. Scarce and very desirable Civil War date Abraham Lincoln and black related print. Excellent condition.  

(1826-85) Graduated in the West Point class of 1846 and fought in the Mexican War. Hailed at the beginning of the Civil War as the "Young Napoleon," he proved to be a brilliant military organizer, administrator, and trainer of men, but an officer totally lacking in the essential qualities of successful command of large forces in battle. He saw action at Rich Mountain, W.V., in the 1862 Virginia Peninsular campaign and at the battle of Antietam, the bloodiest single day in American history. He was defeated for the presidency in 1864 by Abraham Lincoln. 

Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Standing view in uniform with rank of major general. Backmark: C.D. Fredricks & Co., New York, Habana and Paris. Tiny chip out of the photographic paper at upper right corner, and light wear to the top edge of the print. Neither defect affects the subject. Very nice contrast and clarity in this desirable pose of "Little Mac."  

(1824-93) Graduated in the West Point class of 1845. He won the brevets of 1st lieutenant and captain for gallantry at Cerro Gordo and Contreras in the Mexican War. From 1849-52, he was assistant professor of mathematics at West Point. Later he served in the Indian campaigns on the Texas frontier. A native of Florida, he resigned his commission on April 6, 1861, when Florida seceded from the Union. He entered the Confederate service as a lieutenant colonel and served in the Shenandoah Valley under Joseph E. Johnston. On June 17, 1861, he was commissioned brigadier general in the Provisional Army and was severely wounded at 1st Manassas. He was promoted to major general on Oct. 11, 1861, and in 1862 was in command of the District of East Tennessee. Smith participated in Gen. Braxton Bragg's invasion of Kentucky and won a decisive victory at Richmond, Ky., on Aug. 30, 1862. He became lieutenant general from Oct. 9, 1862. From 1862-65 he was in command of the Trans-Mississippi Department, and received permanent rank of general in the Provisional Army on Feb. 19, 1864. In the spring of 1864, his army repelled the Red River expedition of Gen. N.P. Banks. Smith was almost the last Confederate general in the field, but in a hopelessly isolated situation, he finally surrendered his troops to Gen. E.R.S. Canby on May 26, 1865. 

Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Chest up view in Confederate uniform. Backmark: E. & H.T. Anthony, New York. Light age toning. Very fine.  

(1821-75) After attending Centre College and Transylvania University, he began practicing law in his home town of Lexington, Ky. in 1845. A member of the Kentucky legislature from 1849-51, he became Vice President of the United States in 1856 in the Buchanan administration. On Nov. 2, 1861, he accepted a commission as brigadier general in the Confederate army, and was promoted to major general to rank from April 14, 1862. He served at Shiloh, Vicksburg, Baton Rouge, Murfreesboro where he distinguished himself, Chickamauga, and the 1864 Shenandoah Valley campaign including the battle of New Market, Va. where the VMI cadets received their baptism in battle. 

Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Bust view in Confederate uniform. Backmark: E. & H.T. Anthony, New York. Light age toning. Very fine.

Brutus and Caesar, From the American Edi $125.00


CDV General George B. McClellan $100.00


CDV General Edmund Kirby Smith $150.00


CDV General John C. Breckenridge $125.00

     This original Mathew Brady Gallery portrait photograph of leading abolitionist, <U>major contributor 13th, 14th and 15th amendments</U>, personal friend and advisor to President Abraham Lincoln, <B>Jacob Merritt Howard</B> remains in photographically excellent condition and, on its face, bears the original bold penned signature of the sitter.

     Vermont born Jacob Merritt Howard (July 10, 1805 – April 2, 1871) served as Civil War era U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator from the state of Michigan.  Arguably one of the most influential persons to our nation’s constitution outside of the founding fathers, Howard is credited with working closely with Abraham Lincoln in drafting and passing the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which abolished slavery. In the Senate, he also served on the Joint Committee on Reconstruction, and was instrumental in drafting and passing the 14th and 15th Amendments to the United States Constitution.  An historically important remnant 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!

 A nice item for the medical collector this period invalid feeder remains in  excellent condition with no chips and a single hairline in the glaze as evidence of age and originality.  Will go well with medical, nursing or hospital items of the Civil War period. see: Dammann’s <I>Collectors Encyclopedia of Civil War Medical Instruments & Equipment</I>. (An example of this desirable  <I>boat</I> shaped feeder is included in the Gettysburg Visitors Center museum collection.  please note:   ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!!.  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 !

    Acquired some years ago while traveling in Louisiana, this wonderful early hand wrought field knife with its massive 16 inch slightly curved, black iron blade and turned hardwood grip, will fit well in a myriad of collecting categories.  With its long stout blade and naturally patinated grip from untold hours of long ago use, the piece is a classic of the early Southern field or <I>cane knife</I> style used by slave workers in cotton and sugar cane labor.  Measuring just under 22 inches in total length with a blade that is a sturdy 1/4 inch thick at its back, this early utility would surely have been a prize to the field hand who would undoubtedly have been subject to close scrutiny while in possession of such a formidable item.  Classic early construction is set off in this case by the presence of a well patinaed iron ferrule at the hilt with forged iron washer and peened tang at the butt.  All reminiscent of so many hand forged <I>D-guard</I> and heavy <I>bowie knives</I> of Confederate popularity.   An eye appealing piece of Southern Americana with Black History ties, the piece offers that telltale <I>wavy</I> blade construction knowledgeable collectors like and would not be out of place in a Confederate or primitive knife 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 !

 Our photographs will likely do best to describe this attractive matched pair of harness rosettes.  All original and period, the pair are fashioned from brass with a fanciful <B>G</B> monogram over an attractively natural aged yet still lustrous mercury backing.  All is sealed behind ¼ inch thick beveled glass.  A neat companion piece for the <B>Georgia</B> enthusiast. <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!

important ! Abolitionist / 13th Amendmen $95.00


19th Century INVALID FEEDER $55.00


earlier 1800s through Civil War era PLAN $250.00


mid 1800s ‘G’ Bridle Rosettes $55.00

A nice non dug Louisiana Pelican two piece coat size button.  This local Confederate made variant with the depressed channel, blank back, retains much of the original gold wash and a straight shank.  No pushes or other condition issues!  <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!


4 1/2 x 6 3/4, with blue cloth covers and gold embossed title "Ritual" on the front cover, 32 pages, illustrated. Ritual Of The Grand Army of the Republic, with illustration of a G.A.R. membership badge on the title page. Headquarters Grand Army Of The Republic, Minneapolis, Minn., February 1, 1910. Includes approval order from Samuel H. Vansant, Commander-in-Chief, illustration of a "Plan Of Post Room," Instructions to Post Commanders, General Notes, Order of Business, Abbreviations, Key to Cipher, The Opening Ceremonies, Muster In, Music, Badge Presentation, Closing Ceremonies, and more. There is about a 1/2 inch piece of the top of the title page torn off which does not affect any of the content. Front cover is stained. Scattered soiling, age toning and wear. Very interesting G.A.R. manual.    

12 pages, imprint, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2. 

Headquarters Department of New York

Grand Army of the Republic


Albany, N.Y., July 28, 1919

General Orders

No. 2

I. At the Fifty-third Annual Encampment of the Department of New York, Grand Army of the Republic, held at Elmira June 24, 25 and 26, 1919, the following named Comrades were elected for the ensuing year:

Department Commander- Joseph E. Ewell, Post 2, Buffalo

Senior Vice-Commander- Edward B. Long, Post 466, White Plains

Junior-Vice Commander- Louis H. LaVallee, Post 121, Albany

Medical Director- H.T. Dynbar, Post 350, Union

Chaplain- Rev. D.P. Lappius, Post 15, Schenevus

Also includes a list of the Council of Administration, Delegates to the National Encampment, the staff of the Department Commander, Aides-de-Camp of the Department Commander, and other interesting information pertaining to the 53rd National Encampment of the G.A.R. Light age toning, soiling and wear. There is some underlining and arrows highlighting information that the veteran who once owned this imprint thought was important. There are also a few annotations.   Clipped corners but still a nice old 1860s image of the historic Hancock Mansion on Beacon Street in Old Boston.  Demolished in the period of the American Civil War a bronze plaque now documents its location as <I> the residence of John Hancock, a prominent and patriotic merchant of Boston, the first signer of the Declaration of American Independence, and First Governor of Massachusetts</I>. 

The photographer of this interesting period illustration is not identified. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!

Nice! Louisiana Pelican – Confederate St


1910 Manual, Ritual of the Grand Army of $10.00


G. A. R. Orders, Hdqtrs. Dept. of N. Y. , Al $10.00


CDV - The Old Hancock House Beacon Hill $65.00

A bit late for our usual fare but we couldn’t resist when we had the opportunity to acquire a small lot of these original Star Brand Repeating Paper Caps and are offering them here priced by the single box for the collector who would enjoy having an original unopened 1930s / 1940s box of five rolls of the old paper caps. A nice companion display piece if you are fortunate enough to have one of the old cast iron or <I>white-metal</I> cap guns us old-timers remember from our boyhood.  (These are modern times however so we must offer the appropriate caution that these caps are offered for display purposes only.)  Each of the colorful old red, white and blue pasteboard boxes remains in fine unopened condition retaining its original content of five rolls of <B>Star Brand, M. Backes’ Sons, Inc.</B> repeating caps. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!  Not a big deal but worthy of a good home is this c. late 19th / early 20th century silver plate U. S. Grant souvenir spoon.  A popular souvenir item of the period, as visiting tourists and Civil War veterans now gathering as members of the G. A. R. at a growing number of Battlefield Parks, were eager collectors of such as remembrances of their visit.  Fashioned with the patriotic flair of an armed military figure, U. S. A. in a shield, and the profile of Andrew Jackson, this souvenir spoon would have been a natural keepsake for the period.  Offered unpolished and as found after decades of storage, this example remains in pleasing condition with good evidence of age and a full complement of its original silver plate.  <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 !!  

2 x 4 1/4, cream colored ribbon with vignette at the center of an American flag with blue imprint, 18th Conn. Vols. Reunion Sept. 26th, 1862-1868. Age toning and wear. Missing pin.

The 18th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Regiment saw action at Winchester, New Market, Harrisonburg, Piedmont, Lexington, Buchanan, Liberty, Quaker Church, Lynchburg, Salem, Hedgeville, Snicker's Ford, Kernstown, Martinsburg, Cedar Creek, Stony Point, Middletown, Opequon, Hallstown and Charlestown, Va.    

<b>Colonel 22nd Massachusetts Infantry during the Civil War

United States Senator

Vice President of the United States under President U.S. Grant</b>

(1812-75) A strong supporter of abolition, he entered politics as a Whig and in 1840 was elected to the Massachusetts legislature. He served in the state senate from 1844-46, and 1850-52. Was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1855 and served until 1873. In the Senate he served on the committee on military affairs and with the outbreak of the Civil War, became committee chairman, a post in which he demonstrated exceptional ability in making necessary preparations for war. In his capacity of brigadier general of the Massachusetts Militia, he worked effectively to promote recruitment in his state. He also took a commission in 1861 as colonel of the 22nd Massachusetts Infantry. Following the war he joined forces with the Radical Republicans to impose harsh Reconstruction terms on the South, although several visits to the South convinced him of the wisdom of being more conciliatory. He served as Vice President of the United States under President Ulysses S. Grant, from March 1873 until his death in office in Washington, D.C., on November 22, 1875.

<u>Signature With Sentiment</u>: 4 x 1 1/2, in ink, With the regards of Henry Wilson. Very fine.

Star Brand / Backes’ Pat. 1931 Repeating $15.00


late 19th / early 20th century ANDREW J $35.00


18th Connecticut Volunteers Reunion Ribb $25.00


Autograph, Henry Wilson $75.00

This antique cast iron ladle is marked <B>MONROE’S PATENT JUNE 1, 1864</B> and measures 15 ½ inches in length to include its turned wooden handle.  All in pleasing original condition with good evidence of age and period use yet with no condition issues.  Especially designed for casting the large bore lead projectiles of the period, this scarce old ladle will lay in nicely as a companion piece in any Civil War long arm collection.  <B>Don't forget to give our search feature a try</B> for special wants. A simple <B>key word</B> in lower case works best. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !!  This attractive old <I>ring-neck</I> aqua glass pickle jar stands 9 ½ inches and remains in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or stains.  Offering a pleasing aqua color with the telltale <I>blob-top</I>, bubbles in the glass and twisted <I>grain</I> at the neck, this nice old jar will be equally at home in a country kitchen display or set in with period tinned sheet iron eating utensils of a well-stocked camp table.    <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!  An outstanding companion piece for display with a late 1700s early 1800s military musket, this brass mounted horn measures approximately 13 ½  inches in length from its 2 5/8 diameter base to the charger tip.  Clearly made for heavy use, the heavy brass charger offers a removable measure affording the  appropriate charge for the period 69 caliber smoothbore musket.   With eye appealing deep patina on the uncleaned brass furniture and attractive natural coloration of the horn body, our illustrations will speak best for this rare old horn.  A scarce opportunity for the marshal collector, this is the first Riling #1172 we have seen on the market for a good many years. (see: Ray Riling's <I>The Powder Flask Book</I> plate #1172) <B>Buy with confidence! </B><I>  We are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales!</B> <I>Just send us a courtesy  e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly.</I>  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!  

<b>Author of "The President's Hymn; Give Thanks All Ye People," which was written in response to President Abraham Lincoln's Proclamation recommending a general day of Thanksgiving on November 26, 1863

War Date Autograph Letter Signed</b>

(1796-1877) An Episcopal clergyman and educator, he was the  grandson of Frederick Muhlenberg, a member of the First and Second Continental Congresses and Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. William A. Muhlenberg is considered the father of church schools in the United States. An early exponent of the Social Gospel, he founded St. Luke's Hospital in New York City. Muhlenberg was also an early leader of the liturgical movement in Anglican Christianity. His model schools on Long Island had a significant impact on the history of American education. His interest in church music, particularly hymns, prompted his 1821 pamphlet, "A Plea for Christian Hymns," and he compiled "Church Poetry" in 1823 for his parish. That year Muhlenberg was appointed by the General Convention to its committee on psalms and hymns. Its collection contained several of Muhlenberg's compositions, including "I Would Not Live Always," "Shout the Glad Tidings and Savior," and "Who Thy Flock Art Feeding." He was also the author of "The President's Hymn; Give Thanks All Ye People," which was written in response to President Abraham Lincoln's Proclamation recommending a general day of Thanksgiving on November 26, 1863.

2 pages, 5 x 7 3/4, in ink, Autograph Letter Signed, with religious related content. "There is a growing desperation for greater freedom in the use of Hymns among the clergy." Also mentions St. James, the General Convention and more.  Dated, St. Luke's Hospital, N.Y., Feb. 21/64. Signed, "Yrs. very truly, W.A. Muhlenberg." Light age toning and wear.

Civil War vintage Monroe’s Pat. 1864 - B $165.00


antique Blob-Top Aqua Glass PICKLE JAR $45.00


early 19th century martial POWDER HORN $375.00


William Augustus Muhlenberg, American Cl $50.00

1863 print of President Lincoln in caricature by Rufus Rockwell Wilson titled "Holding A Candle To The *****" (Much The Same Thing.) This cartoon appeared in the November 7, 1863 issue of Punch Magazine, again offering proof of how the tacit alliance between Russia and the United States grated on the sensibilities of certain high placed Britons, the artist sought to move the multitude to laughter by depicting President Lincoln as Mephistopheles bowing and saluting the Russian Bear. Mr. Lincoln was the victim of many forms of abuse both at home and abroad, but the writer fails to recall any other instance in which he was portrayed in Satan's livery. It stands to Tenniel's credit that not he but another was responsible for this vicious drawing. Imprint at the top, Punch, or The London Charivari-November 7, 1863. 10 3/4 x 8 1/4. Scarce and very desirable Civil War date Abraham Lincoln print. Excellent condition.  

Gem size tintype of a young lady displayed in a cdv card holder with window to display the image. Raised embossed vignette with stars around the window. Photographer's label on the reverse: C.L. Lovejoy, 429 N. 2nd St., Philad'a. Finished in Fifteen Minutes. Light age toning and wear. Very fine.  

Half plate tintype of a cute young girl seated in a chair. Very fine looking image in this large size format. Measures 5 x 7. Tintype only. Would look nice in a frame.  

Indian wearing headdress encircled by stars with the year 1863 on the obverse. "Not One Cent" within wreath on the reverse. Extra fine.

President Abraham Lincoln Holding a Cand $100.00


Tintype, Young Lady Photographed in Phil $5.00


Tintype, Young Girl $15.00


1863 Civil War Patriotic Token, Indian w $35.00

<b>Volumes I & II</b>

By Dr. Francis A. Lord. Complete & unabridged in this double volume. Blue & Grey Press, Edison, N.J., 1995. Hardcover, dust jacket, profusely illustrated, large format, 566 pages, includes appendix, list of Federal & Confederate contractors and patents, index, and bibliography. Like new condition. An excellent reference book.

This comprehensive volume is a treasure trove of information for students, collectors and Civil War buffs. Cataloged and described in this edition are virtually every item carried by both Union and Confederate soldiers, sailors and marines.

This edition of the Civil War Collector's Encyclopedia examines and explains the weapons, clothing, military insignia and personal equipment carried by men on both sides of this country's historic conflict.

There is an added bonus in the extensive list of Federal and Confederate contractors, pantentees and suppliers. This and the exhaustive bibliography are truly the researchers delight. Hundreds of photographs and drawings serve to bring this period alive as well as providing an invaluable tool to aid in identifying Civil War items and memorabilia.


Bust of General McClellan and * This Medal Of G.B. McClellan * Price, on the obverse. "One Cent" within wreath with Union shield on the reverse. Very fine.  

<b>The famous abolitionist who was executed for his raid on Harpers Ferry, Virginia in 1859</b>

(1800-59) John Brown was a white abolitionist who believed armed insurrection was the only way to overthrow the institution of slavery in the United States. During the 1856 conflict in Kansas, Brown commanded forces at the Battle of Black Jack and the Battle of Osawatomie. In 1859, Brown led an unsuccessful raid on the Federal armory at Harpers Ferry, Va. that ended with his capture. Brown's trial resulted in his conviction and a sentence of death by hanging. 

Handsome display with a strand of John Brown's hair from the Dow collection. 8 x 10, double matted with dark green linen and gold filigree mats, featuring a strand of Brown's hair enclosed at the center with an iconic oval copy photograph of a bearded Brown at the top, and descriptive text. Comes with a letter of provenance. The strand of John Brown's hair in this display originated from a small lock of his hair encased and authenticated by the legendary autograph and handwriting expert Charles Hamilton. Also included is a copy of an affidavit made in 1996 by historical hair expert John Reznikoff, who has the largest collection of celebrity hair in the world, attesting that he witnessed the original lock of hair being broken up and that this strand originated from that lock. Comes shrink wrapped.   

American flags, drum, wand with liberty cap and crossed cannons with the years [17]'76 and [18]'61 on the obverse. "Our Country" within wreath with an American shield on the reverse.

Civil War Collector's Encyclopedia $35.00


Civil War Patriotic Token, General Georg $95.00


John Brown Hair Display $275.00


Civil War Patriotic Token, Our Country $25.00

<b>Regarding the career of her husband, the Honorable William Hawkins Polk, and the Confederate Monument in Warren County, North Carolina she was responsible for erecting!</b>

6 pages, 5 x 8, in ink. Comes with a 2 3/8 x 2 3/8, diagram of the proposed Confederate memorial with a written description.

Mrs. Lucy Eugenia Polk, was the wife of William Hawkins Polk, a Mexican War veteran, U.S. Statesman & Congressman  from Tennessee. William H. Polk was the youngest brother of United States President James K. Polk.

<b><u>Warrenton, [North Carolina], Nov. 5th</b></u>

My dear Jessie,

Your letter of the 17th Sept. was received & as you spoke of going to the Reunion at Paris, Ky. I postponed arriving until your return to Henderson, but I have delayed my reply longer than I intended.  You asked if I would give you some of Maj. Polk’s experiences in Mexico.  I wish I could.  He sometimes spoke of the war in the home of the Aztec’s, [1] but the great Civil struggle came along destroying & obliterating the past so completely for the four years of its continuance & kept us so busy trying to keep body & soul together that our past experiences like sand heaps were wiped out by the great conflict & carnage of Brotherhood.  As President of the Memorial Association of Warrenton I have given much time to try & erect a monument to the brave sons of Warren who fell in a cause, the lost still just & hope before next Decoration [Day] to have a statue in Italian marble the first ever erected in the county unveiled at Fairview & when this is completed I shall resign the Presidency & return to private life…the big old world will turn around just as jolly as if I was at the helm.  My late husband Hon. William H. Polk of Columbia, Tenn. was appointed by President Tyler to represent the United States at the Court of Rome & Naples.  President Polk succeeded Tyler & war with Mexico was declared in Polk’s administration.  Mr. [William] Polk asked to be recalled to the United States.  He then joined the Army & went to Mexico as Major of the 3d Dragoons & remained there until the close of the war.  I think I am right patriotic but don’t think my patriotism would have prompted me to resign a pleasant position abroad with a salary of nine thousand dollars to go to Mexico to be shot at & punctured with the thorns of the cactus which grows so abundantly in that country.  After his return home he represented his District in [U.S.] Congress.  He was afterwards the Democratic Elector for Tennessee.  He died in Nashville not very long after the Civil War commenced & I returned to Carolina to be with my mother the most perfect Christian I ever knew.  Was much pleased with the City & its fine Institutions of learning.  On the return stopped at [?] for a week or two & had a delightful visit to dear old friends.  Wish I could see them right now.  Wharton has always felt so near to me & Genl. Green & Mrs. Green how I loved them.  I often think of the pleasant winter spent at the Old National, "a long shot back for memory’s over," but the recall of this past is full of pleasant memories.  Tasker [2] has three beautiful bright children who keep things stirred up & lively.  There is little of local interest to write & what I have written is done so miserably.  I feel it would be just to myself & you too to throw it in the waste basket & try again, but don’t know when I shall do any better.  With the very kindest regard for your Father & Mother, tell them in the flight of time no silver threads amongst the old have made their appearance & while I do not quite reach a hundred in weight I can keep pace with others many years my juniors.  I say this not boastingly but thankfully.  Friends have come in so I must say good bye.


L.E. Polk

[P.S.] Tomorrow is the circus & little William is looking forward with much pleasure seeing the elephants & monkeys.  Tasker has not been very well but daily at his office.  His new office will soon be completed on Main Street, very pretty & comfortable & I hope he may long enjoy it. Lucy Hawkins spent her summer vacation in Nashville.

Included is a small diagram of the Confederate monument park Mrs. Polk is writing about in her letter. The following is written on the back of the illustration: "Plan of Confederate Square- 52 feet- Southern Cross with mound & statue in the center with 11 evergreens [representing the 11 Southern States of the Confederacy]- name & date of each State as seceded. Ask your Father what he thinks of my plan- mound & pedestal 10 ft."

Light age toning and wear. Very fine.

Excellent content written by Mrs. Lucy Eugenia Polk regarding the career of her husband, William Hawkins Polk; a Mexican War veteran, U.S. Statesman & Congressman, and about the Confederate monument she was responsible for erecting in Warren County, North Carolina. Very desirable!

[1] This is a reference to the Aztec Club a historic society founded in 1847 by United States Army officers of the Mexican–American War.

[2] Tasker Polk was the son of William H. Polk and Lucy E. Polk.

<u>William Hawkins Polk</u>: (1815-62) Born in Maury County, Tennessee, he was the youngest brother of U.S. President James K. Polk. In 1838, William H. Polk killed Robert Hayes, a young Nashville lawyer, following an altercation at the Nelson House in Columbia, Tenn. The two had apparently been arguing when Polk insulted Hayes, and Hayes responded by throwing a cup at Polk. Polk then obtained a whip and lashed Hayes with it, prompting Hayes to flee. Shortly afterward, Hayes attempted to ambush Polk with a derringer, but his lone shot missed. Polk drew his own gun and returned fire, killing Hayes. Polk was tried for murder, but convicted of a lesser charge, and sentenced to six weeks in jail and a $750 fine. He was defended at trial by his brother's former law partner, Gideon Pillow, a future Confederate General. Polk graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1839, and commenced practice in Columbia. He was a member of the Tennessee State House of Representatives, 1841-45; appointed as U.S. Minister to the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, serving 1845-47, and he fought as a major of the 3rd U.S. Dragoons in the Mexican War. He ran for Governor of Tennessee in 1861, but lost to the secessionist incumbent, Isham G. Harris. In late 1862, Polk fell ill while staying at the St. Cloud Hotel in Nashville. He died suddenly on December 16, 1862. His sister-in-law, former First Lady Sarah Childress Polk, arranged for his body to be taken to Columbia (which was behind enemy lines) under a flag of truce for burial. He is interred at Columbia's Greenwood Cemetery.

The monument discussed in Mrs. Polk's letter was erected in Fairview Cemetery, Warrenton, N.C., and was named Confederate Dead of Warren County, Warrenton, N.C. It was designed by the Cooper Brothers, of Raleigh, N.C., and the sculptor of the statue was Harry Dempster. It consists of a marble statue of a Confederate soldier standing on a granite pedestal; a young mustachioed soldier, at ease resting against a tree trunk and leaning on his rifle, looks forward and downward with his hat in his hand. The inscription reads: Brave And Fearless, Proud And Peerless Were Warren's Sons Who Wore The Gray. Erected By The Memorial Association Of Warren County. To The Confederate Dead Of Warren County, N.C. Erected By The Efforts Of Mrs. Lucy E Polk. Dedicated August 27, 1903.

William H. Polk married Lucy Eugenia Williams on July 14, 1854 in Montmorenci, North Carolina. She died on January 11, 1906 in Warren County, North Carolina.        


5 1/4 x 8 1/4 imprint, 7 pages, with illustration of a G.A.R. membership badge at upper left.


Department of New York

Grand Army of the Republic


Albany, N.Y., May 1st, 1916

General Orders No. 6

I. The long, dreary days of winter have at last surrendered to that delightful season when Nature, in her most attractive garb, is welcomed by the melodious warbling of song birds, the gleeful laughter of happy children and the grateful appreciation of all her creatures. The month of May- "Flowery May," the poets call it, that ushers in this charming season, embraces three days of more than ordinary interest to every member of the Grand Army of the Republic; days of sweet, sad memories dear to the heart of every survivor of the Civil War.


II. This day, never to be forgotten, is an occasion of sacred memories to the veteran of the Civil War, reminding him of the constant, vigilant care; the ceaseless love and enduring devotion of his mother. On this day the thoughts of the veteran revert to the time long gone by when as a child he knelt in devotion at his mother's knee, and a little later received her blessing when with trembling voice and tear dimmed eyes she embraced him, for the last time for ought she knew, as he sadly turned away in obedience to his country's cry for help. The boy went out but not alone, for he took with him his mother's love, aye her very heart, and she was left to distracting fear, to terrible doubt, to dreadful apprehension as day by day she waited and watched and prayed for his safe return. 

Much more excellent content. Other topics include Memorial Sunday; Memorial Day; President Lincoln's Address at Gettysburg, November 19, 1863; Flag Day; The National Encampment; In Memoriam, and more. 

Issued by command of Zan L. Tidball, Department Commander. 

Light age toning and wear. Very desirable.  


Indian with headdress, United States of America, and the year 1897 on the obverse. One Cent within wreath with American shield on the reverse. Fine.  

Bust of General George B. McClellan in uniform on the obverse with his name above and the year 1863 below, with Army & Navy within wreath on the reverse and crossed sabers at the bottom. Extra fine.

Letter Written by Mrs. Lucy E. Polk $95.00


General Orders No. 6, G. A. R. Department $20.00


1897 One Cent Piece $5.00


1863 Civil War Patriotic Token, General $125.00

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