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H 23in. x W 31in. x 8in.  H 64in. x D 16in.  


5 1/2 x 8 1/2, imprint, with vignette of a spread winged eagle on a shield with the motto, National Union, State Sovereignty. Includes a handwritten A.N.S. at the bottom of the document by Adjutant General Hiram Hilliard who also signed the document in print.


General Headquarters, State of Illinois,

Adjutant General's Office,

Springfield, July 20, 1877


General Order

No. 5


I. Notice is hereby given to the present organized companies of the Illinois National Guard, that their Muster Rolls and Enlistment Blanks as required by law, must be forwarded to the Adjutant General's office on or before the 1st day of September proximo.


II. This order is rendered necessary for the reason that a General Inspection is about to be ordered by Gen. Wm. E. Strong, Inspector General, to take place in the month of September, and the Commander-in-Chief is desirous of completing the organization of the forces of the State prior to the above date.


III. Commanding officers of Brigades, Regiments, or Companies, are notified that no excuse will be received for a non-compliance with this order. The arms of all old companies not complying will be ordered in and the commissions of the officers revoked.


By order of the Commander-in-Chief,

H. HILLIARD

Adjutant General


Handwritten in a bold pencil hand by Hilliard at the bottom of the document is the following note: "Colonel I am holding on to your resignation. I believe you had better reconsider. Hilliard."


Very minor edge chipping to the bottom and left edge of the paper which does not affect any of the content.


Hiram Hilliard was a resident of Chicago, Illinois, when he enlisted on January 23, 1864, and was commissioned major in the field and staff of the 17th Illinois Cavalry. He was promoted to lieutenant colonel on October 30, 1865; and mustered out of the service on December 15, 1865, at Leavenworth, Kansas. After the war he had a prominent career as an officer in the Illinois National Guard.


 


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


(1811-63) Born in Lehman Township, Pike County, Pa., he studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1836, and commenced practice in Easton, Pa. Served as a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1837-39; was appointed treasurer of Northampton County in 1841; served as U.S. Congressman, 1843-49; was chairman of the Committee on Revolutionary War Pensions; served as U.S. Senator, 1851-57; was chairman of the Committee on Claims.


<u>Signature With Place</u>: 5 x 2 1/4, in ink, Rich'd Brodhead, Easton. Pa.

H 23in. x W 31in. x 8in. $0.00

 

H 64in. x D 16in. $0.00

 

Orders From Hdqtrs. of the State of Illi $10.00

 

Autograph, Richard Brodhead $10.00




<b>Tupelo to Stones River</b>


By James Street Jr. and the Editors of Time Life Books. Published by Time Life Books, Alexandria, Va., 1985. Hardcover with embossed gray leatherette cover with full color illustration of the Civil War battle of Stones River, Tenn. Also has a U.S. and C.S. belt plate, stars, crossed cannons, swords and cannon balls with the title of the book printed in blue. The title is also printed in blue on the spine. Large 9 x 11 size, 176 pages, index, maps, profusely illustrated. Brand new condition.


The Cover: Federal troops supported by cannon fire surge across Stones River in pursuit of retreating Confederates on January 2, 1863. The intense fighting near Murfreesboro, Tennessee, climaxed a Confederate campaign to drive the Union army from Kentucky and central Tennessee, an effort that ended in frustration.  


<b>Colonel of the 18th Tennessee Infantry


Wounded five times during the War Between the States</b>


Born in Rutherford County, Tennessee, he was educated at Union University in Murfreesboro and was admitted to the bar in 1848. The following year he was elected to the state legislature, and was re-elected in 1851. He served as the mayor of Murfreesboro from 1855-59. At the outbreak of the war he raised a company of volunteers which became part of the 18th Tennessee Infantry with him being elected their colonel. He was captured at Fort Donelson, Tenn. and later exchanged. He fought gallantly at the battle of Murfreesboro where he was wounded three times. He was seriously wounded at the battle of Chickamauga and was unable to rejoin the army until the start of the Atlanta campaign. Once again he was wounded this time at Jonesboro, Ga. He was promoted to the rank of brigadier general to rank from November 15, 1864, and fought under General John Bell Hood during the bloody Franklin, Tenn. campaign. He commanded the Tennessee regiments in the Carolinas campaign, and fought at Bentonville. Palmer was paroled at Greensboro, North Carolina, on May 1, 1865. Following the surrender he marched the Tennessee troops home and quietly resumed his law practice. Although he was asked on numerous occasions to run for governor of Tennessee on the Democratic ticket, he refrained from getting involved in active politics.


Antique photograph, 2 1/2 x 4. Chest up view in Confederate uniform. No imprint. Circa late 1800's. This is the only known uniformed pose of General Palmer. Very fine. Scarce general to find any images of.  


<b>The War Begins</b>


By William C. Davis and the Editors of Time Life Books. Published by Time Life Books, Alexandria, Va., 1983. Hardcover with embossed gray leatherette cover with illustrations of a Union and Confederate soldier both holding their muskets. Also has U.S. and C.S. belt plates, stars, crossed cannons, swords and cannon balls with the title printed in blue. Title is also printed in blue on the spine. Large 9 x 11 size, 176 pages, index, maps, profusely illustrated. Brand new condition.


The Cover: Two young Americans, now enemy soldiers fighting for the Union (left) and the Confederacy (right), stand stiffly for portraits taken early in the Civil War. This was the first war to be covered in detail by the camera, and soldiers sent many pictures home as mementos.  


<b>Awarded the Medal of Honor for gallantry during the Civil War at the battle of Wilson's Creek, Mo., in 1861</b> 


(1836-1918) Wherry was awarded the Medal of Honor for distinguished gallantry at the battle of Wilson's Creek, Missouri, August 10, 1861. He was brevetted for gallantry for his actions in the Atlanta campaign, at Franklin and Nashville, Tenn., and at Wilmington, N.C., receiving promotion to brevet brigadier general, on March 13, 1865. He was the bearer of the rolls and terms of surrender of General Joseph E. Johnston's Army to Washington, D.C. He fought in the Spanish American War participating in the battle of San Juan Hill and the capture of Santiago.


<u>Document Signed</u>: 6 1/4 x 9 1/2, imprint, signed in ink. 


Headquarters Military Division of the Pacific, 


San Francisco, Cal., January 13, 1872


Special Orders, No. 11 


Sergeant F.B. Pilling, Signal Service, is hereby granted a furlough for thirty days on surgeon's certificate.


Private Henry Hensley, Company "L," 2d U.S. Artillery, is detailed to perform Sergeant Pillings duties during his absence.

 

By Order Of Major General Schofield


J.C. KELTON, 

Assistant Adjutant General


Official:

Wm. M. Wherry

Aide-de-Camp 


Excellent, large ink signature, Wm. M. Wherry, 


Rubber stamped in blue at bottom right of the document, Capt. G.C. Smith, San Francisco, Jan. 15, 1872.


Addressed in red ink at bottom left, G.C. Smith, A.Q.M.


Light age toning and wear.

The Struggle For Tennessee $15.00

 

Photograph, General Joseph B. Palmer $35.00

 

Brother Against Brother $15.00

 

Autograph, General William M. Wherry $50.00




<b>Confederate officer who was captured in 1864 during the War Between The States


United States Senator from Virginia</b>


(1844-90) Born in Shenandoah County, Virginia, he fought with the 10th Virginia Infantry and the 23rd Virginia Cavalry during the War Between The States. He was captured on May 14, 1864, at Edinburg, Va., and subsequently confined in  Antheneum Military Prison, in Wheeling, West Virginia, at Camp Chase, Ohio, Point Lookout, Maryland, and Fort McHenry, Maryland prisons. After the war he was editor of the Tenth Legion Banner; he studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Woodstock, Va.; served as a member of the Virginia State House of Delegates, 1871-75; was the Commonwealth Attorney of Shenandoah County, 1876-80; was a member of the Virginia State Senate, 1879-82; was editor of the Shenandoah Democrat and later of the Virginian at Woodstock; served as presidential elector on the Democratic ticket in 1876; and was a U.S. Senator, 1883-89.


<u>Signature</u>: 4 3/4 x 1/2, in ink, H.H. Riddleberger. Light age toning.   


<b>"I propose to fight it out on this line if it takes all summer." General Ulysses S. Grant, 1864 Wilderness campaign</b>




Time Life Books, Richmond, Va., 1998. 10 1/4 x 10 1/4, hardcover with dust jacket, 168 pages, illustrated, index. New condition.


This book is by and of the soldiers who experienced the savage struggles of the 1864 Wilderness campaign. Through their words and images you can relive the intense emotions, the terrifying rush of events, the horrors-and even the humor-of this bloody saga. You hold in your hands an album of personal recollections, embellished with drawings, maps, photographs of artifacts, and especially images of the officers and men who witnessed the campaign firsthand.


This excellent book is a testament of the mutual destruction that took place in the hell of Virginia's tangled Wilderness. As you look into the eyes and read the words of the soldiers who fought there, perhaps you will be able to better understand the extremes of gallantry, cruelty, and stoicism the soldiers put on display. 


On the cover: After five weeks of campaigning in the Wilderness, Ulysses S. Grant poses  for a Brady & Co. photographer in front of his tent near Cold Harbor, Virginia, in June 1864. Grant wears the insignia of a lieutenant general, a rank that carried with it command of all Union armies.  


<b>A private of the 37th Mississippi Infantry</b>


8 1/4 x 13 1/2, two sided, imprinted form, filled out in ink. Form No. 6. Application for Indigent Widow of Soldier or Sailor of the late Confederacy. For Mrs. Harriet F. Davis 64 years old, who is residing in Jasper County, Mississippi. Her husband was William S. Davis, who served in Captain B.F. Loper's Co., Company H, 37th Mississippi Regiment, (The Jasper Avengers) with the regiment being commanded by Colonel Orlando S. Holland. The document further states that Private Davis served in the Confederate army for about 3 years and surrendered at Greensboro, N.C. in 1865, and he died on October 1, 1901. Bears numerous signatures including members of the board and T.Q. Brame, the Chancery Clerk, with the embossed seal of the Chancery Court of Jasper County, with vignette of an eagle sitting on an olive branch with arrows in its talons.  


Accompanying the pension document is a letter written in ink on a piece of 5 1/8 x 8 1/2 lined stationary. 


Lumberton, Miss.

8/18/16


Mr. T.Q. Brame, 

Bay Springs, Miss.


Dear Sir:


I am living in Lumberton now and expect to make this my home as far as I know.


Yours Truly,

H.F. Davis


Light age toning and wear. Both items have a hole at the top of the paper. Archival tape repair on one of the folds on the reverse of the application document.


Private William S. Davis served with Co. H, 37th Mississippi Infantry, 1862-65. 


The 37th Mississippi Infantry, saw action at Iuka, Corinth, Perryville, Vicksburg, the Atlanta campaign, and the Nashville campaign, to name a few places.      


(1823-1910) A native of Glasgow, Kentucky, he graduated from Centre College in Danville, Ky., in 1840. Two years afterwards he relocated to Natchez, Mississippi where he was admitted to the bar in 1844 and served several terms as district attorney. Although a strong Union supporter he ultimately sided with the Confederacy and raised a company of cavalry which he led to Richmond in 1861. Commissioned colonel of the Jeff Davis Legion, he commanded the rear of General J.E.B. Stuart's column in the celebrated ride around McClellan in 1862, and served in the battles of the Seven Days and Sharpsburg. He was commissioned brigadier general on December 2, 1862, and ordered to the West where he commanded a division in the Tullahoma campaign, and in the battle of Chickamauga, Ga. He was promoted to major general to rank from November 10, 1863. In the Atlanta campaign, he led a division in General Joseph Wheeler's Corps, and at the end of the war he commanded the District of Northwest Mississippi. After the war he had a distinguished career in politics, education and railroad building. He served as a delegate to all of the Democratic National Conventions between 1868 and 1880, and 12 years in the Mississippi senate. In 1884, he completed construction of the Natchez, Jackson & Columbus Railroad serving as its president.  


Antique photograph, 2 1/4 x 3 3/8. Chest up view in Confederate uniform. No imprint. Circa early 1900's. Scarce general to find any photographs of in uniform. Light age toning.

Autograph, Harrison H. Riddleberger $20.00

 

Voices of the Civil War, The Wilderness $25.00

 

Pension Application For Widow of Decease $35.00

 

Photograph, General William T. Martin $10.00




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


(1879-1905) Born in Washington, Litchfield County, Conn., he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1850, and commenced practice in Towanda, Pa., and then Meriden, Conn. He was clerk of the State senate, 1855-56; secretary of the State of Connecticut, 1857; member of the State senate, 1861-62; member of the State house of representatives, 1864 and 1869, serving as speaker in the latter year; State's attorney for New Haven County, 1877-79; and served as U.S. Senator, from 1879 until his death in 1905. During his time in the senate he served as the chairman on the Committee on Patents, and as a member on the Committee on Pensions, the Committee on Territories, the Committee on Cuban Relations, and the Committee on the Judiciary. 


<u>Signature</u>: 3 3/4 x 1/2, in ink, O.H. Platt.     


<b>The Valley Campaign of 1864</b>


By Thomas A. Lewis and the Editors of Time Life Books. Published by Time Life Books, Alexandria, Va., 1987. Hardcover with embossed gray leatherette cover with color illustration of Union General Philip H. Sheridan on horseback. Also has U.S. and C.S. belt plates, stars, crossed cannons, swords and cannon balls with the title printed in blue. Title is also printed in blue on the spine. Large 9 x 11 size, 176 pages, index, maps, profusely illustrated. Brand new condition.


The Cover: Major General Philip H. Sheridan gallops past a line of cheering Union soldiers in this heroic rendition of his storied, 20 mile ride from Winchester, Virginia, to the battlefield at Cedar Creek, on October 19, 1864. Sheridan's dramatic appearance infused his army with renewed spirit, turning a Federal retreat into a victory that ended Confederate control of the Shenandoah Valley.  This attractive little powder horn measures approximately 9 inches from base to spout and presents that beautiful cream coloration that collectors of early horns appreciate.  The color is especially well set off by the horns multiple flat panels tapering toward the rich chocolate colored spout.  The horn remains in pleasing all original condition with no cracks and only a minor bit of worming from the inside (no holes) as evidence of age and originality.  A nice companion piece to lay with a flintlock or early percussion shoulder arm this pretty old powder horn hang well with a period hunting bag.  <B>Buy with confidence! </B><I>  We are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales!</B> <I>Just send us a courtesy  e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly.</I>  <FONT COLOR=#0000FF>Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! </FONT COLOR=#0000FF>  A neat little Civil War vintage <I>cure</I> bottle, this attractive little aqua <B>MEXICAN MUSTANG LINIMENT</B> bottle is marked <B>D. S. BARNES  N. Y.</B>.  No fewer than 35 so marked liniment bottles such as this were recovered from the wreck of the sidewheeler originally named SS Tennessee (a.k.a. <B>CSS Tennessee</B> USS Mobile and finally the <B>SS Republic</B>) she went down in a storm in 1865 some 100 miles off the coast of Savannah, Georgia en route to New Orleans.  (Caught in port in New Orleans when the Civil War broke out this vessel had been seized by the Confederate government for use as a <B>blockade runner</B>.  First introduced in 1825 by Geo. Westbrook of St. Louis the manufacture of Mexican Mustang Liniment passed to Barnes in 1856.  Mexican Mustang Liniment claimed to cure over 30 ailments, including rheumatic pains, sprains, strains, burns, bites, scalds, colds, sore throats and lameness.  Barnes encouraged the use of his liniment by <I>Children, Adults, Horses, and Domestic Animals</I>.  (see also: Civil War vintage Missouri River <B>Steamboat Bertrand</B> cargo excavation museum collection.) As with <U>all direct sales</U>, we are pleased to offer a <B>no questions asked three day inspection with refund of the purchase price upon return as purchased!</B> Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !

Autograph, Orville H. Platt $8.00

 

The Shenandoah in Flames $20.00

 

nice early carved POWDER HORN $65.00

 

Civil War vintage MUSTANG LINIMENT - BO $45.00

Illustrated here with a quarter for size comparison, this personal size <I>SECUER</I> padlock retains its original key and is fully functional. An eye appealing natural age patina on its brass body and iron bail will set it off well in any Civil War period grouping.  A difficult size to acquire!  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 !  Our photos will likely do best to describe this attractive old brass fife.  Untouched with a mellow age patina this piece measures just over 14 inches and will make a good <I>player</I> for a real fifer.  <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 !!  While our photos will offer the best overall description of this well used old Colt Mod.1849 Pocket Revolver, serial # 274326, (1863 serial range: 250001 to 275000) suffice it to say that we have left it entirely as found as a matter of preservation of historic integrity.   With lots of good evidence of period use and carrying, the piece remains physically functional in so far as hammer and cylinder rotation while the cylinder does not index and lock up.  (A common malady of these well used old Colt percussion revolvers indicating a weak or <I>gummed-up</I> trigger and cylinder stop spring and hand spring.)  Easily remedied but we would maintain the integrity of an honest old collectable by leaving it as is. (see drawing)  We should also note that all numbers are matching on this .31 caliber assuring that remains as it left the factory in 1863.  With nice untouched age patina throughout, the backstrap bears the scratch engraved inscription <I><B>H E Badger  6th N H V</I></B>.  Henry E. Badger (the only H E Badger of the 6th NHV) was an 18 year old resident of Peterborough, New Hampshire when he entered the service on October 1, 1861 and was mustered in on November 28,1861 as a Corporal of Co E <B>6th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry</B>.  Badger was promoted to Sargent and was thrice wounded in battle,( <B>Antietam</B>, 9/17/1862 - <B>Bethesda Church</B>, 6/3/1864 – <B> Petersburg, <U>Battle of the Crater</U></B>, 7/30/1864) his commission to 2nd Lt. on 6/1/1865 and mustering out on July 17, 1865 at Alexandria, Virginia.   While with the 6th N H V Badger’s regiment saw action in such as Bull Run, Chantilly, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, North Anna River, Totopotomy, Bethesda Church, Cold Harbor, Petersburg Mine Explosion, Weldon Railroad, Poplar Springs Church, Hatcher’s Run and more.  Not a <I>fine condition</I> example for the dedicated Colt collector but a nice honest Civil War carried example of the popular private purchase 1849 Model Colt Pocket Revolver whit a strong history.  <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>  


<U>A note about firearms:</U>   WE EMPHASIZE HERE THAT THIS PIECE IS CONSIDERED AN ANTIQUE / COLLECTABLE.  IT IS OFFERED AS A HISTORICAL COLLECTABLE ONLY AND IS NOT TO BE CONSIDERED  FIREABLE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.  <U>PURCHASE OF THIS ITEM WILL CONSTITUTE A FULL UNDERSTANDING OF AND AGREEMENT WITH  THE ABOVE. </U>



 


4 x 6 1/2, imprint.


War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, August 5, 1863


General Orders

No. 272


The following named soldiers, undergoing sentence of a General Court Martial, are pardoned by the President, and will be released from arrest and return to duty:


Private Richard Hembree, Company "E," 50th Indiana Volunteers


Private John Boyd, Company "E," 26th Kentucky Volunteers


Private John Downey, Company "G," 26th Kentucky Volunteers


Private Daniel Warren, 7th Missouri Volunteers


Private Harrison Mort, 2d Pennsylvania Artillery


Private John Morrison, 1st Colorado Cavalry

 

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:

E.D. TOWNSEND

Assistant Adjutant General


Excellent condition.

working antique – PADLOCK & KEY

 

antique BRASS FIFE $75.00

 

scratch inscribed – 6th New Hampshire V

 

Union Soldiers Pardoned From Court Marti




<b>With 1861 M.B. Brady imprint on the front mount</b>


(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, striking a Napoleonic pose. Imprint on the front mount, Gen'l Geo. B. McClellan, Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1861, by M.B. Brady, in the Clerks office of the District Court of the District of Columbia. Backmark: E. Anthony, New York, made from a photographic negative from Brady's National Portrait Gallery. Sticker of McAllister Brother, 728 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia on the reverse.  


<b>1863 Gettysburg campaign order</b>




4 x 6 1/2, imprint.


War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, August 3, 1863


General Orders

No. 268


The exigencies under which one hundred thousand militia for six months' service, from the States of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia, were called out by the President's Proclamation of June 15, 1863, having passed, it is hereby ordered by the President, that on and after the promulgation of this order, no more enlistments under the said call shall be made.


BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:

E.D. TOWNSEND

Assistant Adjutant General


Excellent condition.


WBTS Trivia: This order is referring to the troops that were called up in June 1863 by President Lincoln during the Confederate invasion of the North which resulted in the monumental 3 day battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.  


<b>John Eager Howard was a Revolutionary War hero & politician from Maryland</b>


An Equestrian Statue Erected By The Municipal Art Society Of Baltimore. Addresses Delivered At The Unveiling. Issued By The Municipal Art Society of Baltimore, 1904. 5 1/4 x 8 1/4, 45 pages, illustrated front piece, very thick card stock covers. Comes with an original unused 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 envelope. Imprinted at the upper left corner is, "Fremiet's Howard, Issued by The Municipal Art Society of Baltimore." Both items are in very nice condition.


<u>John Eager Howard</u>: (1752-1827) Born in Baltimore County, Maryland. At the outbreak of the Revolutionary War he was commissioned a captain and in 1777 was promoted to the rank of colonel in the Maryland Line of the Continental Army. He fought in the Battle of White Plains, New York, in 1776, and in the Battle of Monmouth, New Jersey in 1778. He was awarded a silver medal by the Confederation Congress for his leadership at the 1781 Battle of Cowpens in South Carolina, during which he commanded the 2nd Maryland Regiment. In September 1781, he was wounded in a bayonet charge at the Battle of Eutaw Springs, South Carolina. Southern Army commander General Nathanael Greene wrote that Howard was "as good an officer as the world affords. He has great ability and the best disposition to promote the service....He deserves a statue of gold." 


After his military service, Howard held several electoral political positions. He was elected to the Confederation Congress in 1788; served as Governor of Maryland, 1788-91; Maryland State Senator 1791-95; and Presidential Elector in the new 1787 Constitutional Electoral College set up in the presidential Election of 1792. He declined the offer from President George Washington in 1795 to be the second United States Secretary of War. He joined the newly organized Federalist Party and was elected to the 4th U.S. Congress serving 1796-97; he then served as U.S. Senator until 1803. Howard County, Maryland, is named for him, as well as Eager Street and Howard Street in Baltimore.


In 1904, the city of Baltimore commissioned an equestrian statue of Howard by the eminent French sculptor Emmanuel Frémiet and installed it at Washington Monument circle facing north from the north park of the circle up North Charles Street, in Baltimore.


Howard is one of several notable men of Maryland mentioned in the state song "Maryland, My Maryland" written in 1861 by James Ryder Randall; the phrase "Howard's war-like thrust" refers to him.   


<b>News of the War of 1812 with reports from General William Henry Harrison</b>


4 pages. The articles include news about the Maryland and New Jersey Elections; Ad for a portrait of the late Captain James Lawrence, U.S.N.; Reward for the apprehension of a deserter from the 38th Regiment U.S. Infantry signed in print by Captain John Brookes of the same regiment; news from Upper Marlborough, and Prince George's County, Maryland; lengthy article about Geography; General Harrison's Victory which includes a very lengthy letter (3 1/2 columns) from Major General William Henry Harrison to Secretary of War, General John Armstrong that is signed in print by General Harrison with a woodcut engraving of a spread winged eagle and U.S. shield at the top of the column; General Orders of Debarkation of the March and Battle written from Head-Quarters onboard the U.S. Schooner Ariel (this a lengthy article signed in print by Edmund P. Gaines, Col. Adjt. Gen.); Chaucery's Running Fight (this is another lengthy article and it is from Comm. Chauncery to the Secretary of the Navy, William Jones); the United States Ship General Pike, off Niagra, signed in print by Isaac Chauncery; Anglo-American Politics; the American War and more. Light age toning, edge wear and chipping at the bound part of the newspaper with some very slight paper loss, there are splits at places in the centerfold when the newspaper is fully opened, and a few small light stains. Overall the paper is in very solid condition with no apparent tears. Very interesting War of 1812 newspaper highlighted by battle news from Major General William Henry Harrison, future ninth president of the United States.


WBTS Trivia: The late Captain Lawrence mentioned above was Captain James Lawrence of the United States Navy. He was the commander of the warship U.S.S. Chesapeake during the War of 1812. He was mortally wounded in action against the British warship HMS Shannon. It was during this battle that Lawrence repeatedly gave his now immortal order, "Don’t give up the ship...Fight her till she sinks" and "Tell them to fire faster, don’t give up the ship."


The Battle of the Thames was a decisive American victory in the War of 1812 against Great Britain and its Indian allies in Tecumseh's Confederacy. It took place on October 5, 1813 in Upper Canada, near Chatham, Ontario. The British lost control of western Ontario as a result of the battle. Tecumseh was killed and his Confederacy largely fell apart.

CDV, General George B. McClellan $95.00

 

Order Regarding President Lincoln's Call $25.00

 

Booklet, Fremiet's Howard $25.00

 

National Intelligencer, Washington City, $35.00




(1823-73) Graduated in the West Point class of 1843. He fought in the Mexican War earning two brevets (Monterey & Cerro Gordo) for gallantry. He was appointed lieutenant colonel in the Regular Confederate Army in early 1861. Commanded a cavalry brigade at the battle of Shiloh, and was promoted to brigadier general, April 11, 1862. During Bragg's invasion of Kentucky, he commanded a brigade in General Polk's corps. Gardner was placed in command of the Mississippi River stronghold, at Port Hudson, La., which he was forced to surrender in July 1863. After his exchange in August 1864, he served in Mississippi under General Dick Taylor. He spent his post war years as a planter in Louisiana.


Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Bust view in Confederate uniform. No backmark. Tiny piece of the top left corner of the mount is chipped off. Small ink mark at upper right corner well away from the subject. There are several very tiny pin pricks to the card's surface some of which do touch upon Gardner's face and beard. They are bearer visible to the naked eye but seen under magnification. There is an old mid 1900's ink ID on the reverse, "Gen. Hood" which is incorrect. Age toning, light soiling and wear. Scarce view.  


<b>United States Civil War Congressman


One of the managers appointed to conduct the impeachment proceedings against President Andrew Johnson!


United States Senator from Iowa</b>


(1828-95) Born in Newark, Licking County, Ohio, he studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1851, and practiced in Newark, Ohio, and in Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa. He was a member of the constitutional convention of Iowa in 1857; served in the Iowa State House of Representatives in 1857, and the State Senate, from 1859-61, being its president in 1861. He was a U.S. Congressman during the Civil War and Reconstruction, serving from 1861-69. Served as chairman on the Committee on the Judiciary. He was one of the managers appointed by the U.S. House of Representatives in 1868 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against President Andrew Johnson. He declined the appointment of U.S. Secretary of State in the administration of President Ulysses S. Grant. Instead he accepted Grant's appointment as government director of the Union Pacific Railroad serving in this position for 8 years. Served as U.S. Senator, 1883-95, being the chairman of the Committee on Mines and Mining. He also served as a member of the Committee on Expenditures of Public Money; the Committee on Revision of the Laws of the United States; and the Committee on Education and Labor.


<u>Signature</u>: 4 x 3/4, in ink, James F. Wilson. Cut slightly irregular. Very desirable President Johnson impeachment related autograph.         


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


(1826-94) Born in Bath, Maine, he attended the common schools, and later moved to Chicago where he opened a lumber yard. He moved to Saugatuck, Allegan County, Michigan in 1851 where he operated sawmills. He moved to Kalamazoo, Mi. during the Civil War in 1863 where he once again was engaged in the lumber business. He served as a member of the Michigan State House of Representatives in 1869, and the Michigan State Senate in 1871. He served as a U.S. Senator from 1887-94, and was the chairman of the Committee on Fisheries.


<u>Signature</u>: 3 5/8 x 5/8, in ink, F.B. Stockbridge.  

 


<b>2nd Maine Infantry


Colonel 80th U.S. Colored Troops


Autographed carte de visite</b>


(1837-99) Born in Northport, Maine. He enlisted on May 28, 1861, as a private, and was mustered into the 2nd Maine Infantry. Promoted to 1st lieutenant, Sept. 9, 1861; captain, July 15, 1862; mustered out of the regiment on June 9, 1863. Commissioned lieutenant colonel, 80th U.S. Colored Troops, on Sept. 1, 1863; promoted to colonel, Mar. 7, 1865, brevet brigadier general, Mar. 13, 1865; mustered out of the service on Mar. 1, 1867.


Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 1/2 x 4 card. Standing view in uniform with rank of 1st lieutenant, and wearing gauntlets and U.S. eagle belt plate. Boldly signed in ink on the front mount, With the regards of W.S. Mudgett. No backmark. Corners of the mount are trimmed. Small piece of the albumen print has chipped off at the upper right corner. This does not affect the subject. Light age toning and wear. Very fine content. Rare.

CDV, General Franklin Gardner $100.00

 

Autograph, James F. Wilson $25.00

 

Autograph, Francis B. Stockbridge $10.00

 

CDV, General William S. Mudgett $150.00

H 14in. x W 59in. x W 11in.  H 64in. x D 24in.  Still housed in its poplar wood backed period frame this 11 ¾ X 13 9 1/6  sampler was stitched by nine year old Emma Andrew in 1864.  Remaining in pleasing condition while showing convincing age and originality, our photo illustrations will speak best for condition and eye appeal.  Carefully stitched with the alphabet in upper and lower case, and a set of numerals 0 through 9, Emma documented her work with her name and <B>Age 9 years – 1864 – Ketton School</B>.  Found in New Hampshire, a rudimentary search offered a U. S. Census record of Emma listed as <I>Emma Jane Andrew</I> born <I>about</I> 1853 in Sutton, New Hampshire to George and Mary Andrew.   It appears that Emma remained in New Hampshire all her life passing away at New London, N. H. in 1929.    Her needlework sampler remains as a staple of mid 1800s America as while boys (with parents of some means and priority) were taught the <I>three Rs</I>,   their sisters might be tutored in the barest rudiments of reading and arithmetic while the focus of their education was on an assortment of skills necessary to family feeding, clothing and<I>keeping house</I>.  Popular among antique Americana and textile enthusiasts, in the day the 19th century child’s sampler offered tutorial, final exam and future family heirloom.  This Civil War dated example will be of special interest to collectors in that popular venue.  <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>


 Found in a period paper ephemera lot, these approximately 2 5/8 X 3 3/8 inch <B><I>Sheffield Superior Patent Cutlery</I></B> and 2 13/16 inch <B><I>SAMUEL BAILEY & Co. - SHEFFIELD Superior - POCKET KNIVES</B></I> labels are entirely original and remain in fine, unused condition.  A rare find from one of the several British cutlers who made the name Sheffield synonymous with quality in early and mid-19th century America, these labels will be of special interest to knife collectors and will display well applied to a proper period pasteboard box or simply laid out or framed just as they are.   A bit of an enigma as a cutler Samuel Bailey (1791-1870) is best known as a controversial British philosophical writer.  Born to Joseph Bailey and Mary [Eadon] Bailey, upon finishing his education Samuel entered the family firm, <B>Eadon, Bailey & Co.</B>   As a member of his uncle and father’s cutlery business <U>Samuel Bailey  was one of the first Sheffield merchant cutlers to visited America in order to establish business connections in this country.</U>  It was after the firm of Eadon, Bailey & Co. was dissolved in 1813 that the cutlery firm of Samuel Bailey & Co. came into being, marketing <I>Superior Patent Cutlery</I> such as pocket knives, razors, scissors &c.  Little known today, Samuel Bailey & Co. existed only between sometime after 1813 and the later 1820’s  when Samuel Bailey cashed in his accumulated  fortune as a cutlery merchant and founded the Sheffield Banking Company in 1831.  After his failed effort to gain a place in parliament in 1835 Bailey turned to a reclusive life and is primarily remembered today as an author of books on political and ethical subjects valued by a select few.  He was never married and died in 1870 leaving his property to the town.  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>

H 14in. x W 59in. x W 11in. $0.00

 

H 64in. x D 24in. $0.00

 

1864 Dated – SCHOOLGIRL SAMPLER $325.00

 

two c. 1820 / early 1830 era Samuel Bail $65.00

This work is  taken from a massive multi volume hand written and illustrated daily account set down by Major John Mead Gould of the  1st, 10th & 29th Maine Volunteer Infantry.  Carefully  transcribed  by historian Wm. Jordan from the originals in our personal collection  with extensive footnotes, chapter introductions and index by nationally noted Civil War scholar Richard A. Sauers,   this quality 8 ½ X 11inch, 574 page hard bound book is extensively illustrated with Major. Gould’s period drawings and vintage photographs from our personal collection and the regimental collection of Nicholas Picerno.    In his Civil War News review  Ethan Rafuse states in part:   Researchers looking for a common soldier’s perspective on life in camp, Banks retreat from Winchester, the battle of Cedar Mountain, Maryland and Red River Campaigns and Sheridan’s 1864 operations in the Shenandoah Valley will be hard pressed to find primary sources, published or unpublished that match the value of this observant (and quotable) young staff officer’s writings.   In our thirty (plus) years of avid interest  and almost daily contact with Civil War material,  we have considered  acquisition of Major Gould’s journals from his descendant, the sharing of his colorful first hand  account via this quality publication by Butternut & Blue and finally placement of the originals in the Maine Historical Society collection, a highlight  of our years in the field.  An enjoyable read and a wonderful reference with limited availability.  


 Offered here untouched and pure, just as it came after decades storage, this beautiful early Victorian side saddle offers good evidence of age and originality while remaining in exceptional original condition.  Set off by an attractive cream colored buff leather seat and ornately stitched safe, in combination with the light brown saddle leather skirt assembly and classic, decoratively stitched slipper stirrup, this beautiful old later 1840s, with popular use through the Civil War era, saddle will be a show stopper in any early Victorian equestrian grouping.  While this exceptional saddle remains in most pleasing condition as is, a knowledgeable collector will want to give it a soft brushing and may choose to properly treat the already quite pliable saddle leather.  We’ll leave that decision appropriately with the new owner.  <B>Buy with confidence! </B><I>  We are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales!</B> <I>Just send us a courtesy  e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly.</I>  <FONT COLOR=#0000FF>Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! </FONT COLOR=#0000FF>        A <I>clear-out</I> from our 50 years of collecting mostly Civil War Maine, with an occasional <I>set aside</I> of things that  just strike our fancy, this neat approximately 1/3 size, Southern pine folk art model  fiddle sports a period brown ink penned label hidden deep inside the body where, the maker placed his identification while the fiddle was being constructed.  With some difficulty in viewing (We found it impossible to photograph in its entirety.) yet clearly penned <B>F. P. CRAM  Co. E 1st NHSS  1863</B> appears in three lines.   <B>Frank P. Cram</B> mustered in on Sept. 9, 1861 as a Private of Co. E <B>1st New Hampshire Sharp Shooters</B> (a. k. a.: Co. E <B>Berdan’s 1st U. S. Sharp Shooters</B>).  He was promoted Cpl. on October 15, 1862, Sgt. a year later, re-enlisted January 4, 1864 and was discharged for commission as 2nd Lt., Co. D <B>1st New Hampshire Cavalry</B> in March of1864.  Promoted Captain on June 10, 1865 Cram mustered out on July 15.1865. 

      Made of available Southern red pine in a crude fashion reflecting limited tools yet demonstrating at least a modicum of <I>make-do</I> skill, the little folk-art fiddle measures approximately 15 ½ inches in length, and remains in its heavy pecan wood and red pine case which demonstrates the same level of skill and ingenuity. With some very minor dings in its thick old natural <I>bug-shellac</I> finish the old relic remains in solid condition with eye appeal.  In addition to its unquestionable age and the location of Cram’s label, we felt the red pine and pecan wood (both uniquely Southern) added credibility.  (A crude <I>FRANK</I> faintly cut into the inside cover offers additional interest.)   Likely made as a keepsake gift to be sent home to New Hampshire, we would guess the scaled down model with its case, had been a time passing  winter camp project.           

     Too extensive to adequately cover here, our Hampton Falls, New Hampshire Sharp Shooter then Cavalryman was clearly a hard fought trooper with action in such as Yorktown, Mechanicsville, Malvern Hill, 2nd Bull Run, Fredericksburg and <B>Gettysburg</B> among his pursuits as a Sharpshooter, then Cavalry engagements such as Ream’s Station, Winchester, Va., Charlestown, Front Royal, Waynesborough, Cedar Creek and more under his belt before mustering out of the 1st New Hampshire Cavalry at the close of the Civil War.  A desirable personal / folk-art piece.

      <B>Buy with confidence! </B><I>  We are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales!</B> <I>Just send us a courtesy  e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly.</I>  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!

 A most attractive little brass lantern quite similar in many respects to several earlier style railroad lanterns yet this example stands a mere 7inches high (not counting its bail handle.  A popular type of portable lighting of the 19th century frequently referred to as the <I>skaters lantern</I>.    Excavated fragments of the type may be found in Howard Crouch’s <I><B>Excavated Civil War Artifacts - A Guide for the Historian</I></B>.  This particular example remains in excellent condition and displays an attractive unpolished age patina with good evidence of age and originality.    (see also: Early Lighting – from Tallow to Oil in Early America, by E. L. Smith.) <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>

CIVIL WAR JOURNALS OF JOHN MEAD GOULD 18 $50.00

 

c. 1840s - 1850s extra quality - Side Sa $495.00

 

MINIATURE FOLK ART FIDDLE – Co. E 1st

 

Antique hand LANTERN $125.00

H 72in. x D 56in.  Remaining in nice condition save a small <I>scuff</I> in the emulsion (above the tree line on the right) were calling this 1/2 plate tintype <I>post</I>-Civil War simply because the ambulance wagon is unmarked and seems to be in civilian surroundings.  Though the scene may be Civil War vintage, it seems more likely that the wagon is a, period common, post war repurposing via army surplus.  A second wagon visible behind the first appears to be of the same design though of lighter color.   An interesting outdoor view who’s history and circumstance has unfortunately been lost in time.  <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>  This attractive Civil War private contract rain cover was fashioned from coarsely woven cotton textile, tarred and designed for use with the classically  high Civil War issue <I>bummer</I or McDowell pattern forage cap.  A private contract variation of the few legitimately period rain covers that have survived in that the material is a bit heavier and the tarred finish offers a flat tone rather than the gloss of common <I>oilcloth</I>.  A pleasing example to look at as in offers good evidence of age, period use and originality yet remains in exceptional condition, solid seams with no rips or tears save an small period stitched repair to one of the side button holes.  (see illustrations)  This impressive original rain cover remains supple as original yet maintains its shape and character when set out for display.  Would go nicely over an original <I>bummer</I> or simply displayed adjacent to a forage cap.  It is not an overstatement to say this is the most pleasing original Civil War rain cover we have seen in our nearly 55 years of visiting museums, viewing some of the finest private Civil War collections and seeking out such treasures <I>in the wild</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>


 Originating in Europe well before the 1700s the game of skittles was a mainstay of English pubs well before immigrating to America where the ten-pin version is now considered a forerunner to modern bowling.  Popular here both as a parlor game where the pins were set-up in diamond fashion on the wood of carpeted floor, the game of skittles was also played out of doors and was popularly played by children as well as adults.  Emanating from a history as an English pub or drinking game, by the time of the American Civil War the game was popularly played by common folk and high society alike, indoors and out by children and adults.  ( An example of such a  ten pin and ball skittles game had been on display as part of the period memorabilia of the Jefferson Davis, <I>White House of the Confederacy,</I> home section of the old <I>Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond<I>.)  Complete with 10  turned <U>Southern red pine</U> <I>pins</I> and ball, the pins show  desirable <I>tail-piece</I> marks of a hand lathe.  Equally appropriate to home or winter camp and with good evidence of age and period use yet remaining pleasing to the eye, this scarce antique skittles game set will go well in any quality period grouping.  <B>Buy with confidence! </B><I>  We are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales!</B> <I>Just send us a courtesy  e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly.</I>  <FONT COLOR=#0000FF>Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! </FONT COLOR=#0000FF>

H 72in. x D 56in. $0.00

 

½ plate post-Civil War era tintype – ARM $175.00

 

original! Civil War McDowell Pattern For $995.00

 

Scarce period Southern Red Pine - SKITTL

Well documented by Civil War site <I>digger</I> historians and period print advertisement, it seems that these little die stamped tin containers saw common use once the original content was used up.  Seldom seen in any kind of condition save partial excavated examples, these little boxes made handy containers for stamps, thread, salt or anything that would fit.  Listed in Civil War vintage Boston directories, <I>Redding & Co.</I> marketed their <B>RUSSIAN SALVE</B> (composed of bee wax, perfumed oil and glycerin) as <I> a <I>pain extractor</I> that <I> reduces the most angry-looking swellings and inflammations, heals sores, wounds, burns, scalds, etc. as if by magic.</I> [ 1864 Harpers Weekly ] This original example with its military motif REDDING & Co. lid remains in excellent condition and will make a nice addition to any Civil War personal or medical cure groping.  <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 !!  A product of Sheffield cutler <B>Joseph Lingard</B> whose name is seen on all manner of quality mid 19th century cutlery from the finest American market bowie knives to medical and special purpose tools from sheers, tweezers and a number of specialized combination tools such as this knife, thread cuter, seam pick, and textile tweezer, tailor / seamstress tool.  An especially nice companion piece in any period sewing basket or Civil War vintage textile / tailor grouping.  A specialized piece seldom seen.  <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 !!


 Offering the desirable Maine maker markings <B> A. W. DECROW – MAKER – BANGOR ME.</B>, this .58 caliber Civil War cartridge box is complete with sling strap, lead filled brass US box plate and eagle breast plate, original tin inserts, original roller buckles firmly in place and with complete leather closure tab.  The leather shows age checking as you can see and there are two reinforcements on the back of the sling strap.  The leather remains  pliable and solid with no stitching issues.  Thinning out some of the treasures from our fifty plus years of accumulation, this cartridge box will be of particular interest to <B>2nd Maine</B> and <B>20th Maine</B> enthusiasts  for the strong Bangor, Maine regimental makeup.  <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>


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 H 20in. x D 12in.

original! Redding & Co. Boston – RUSSIA $65.00

 

mid 1800s -Joseph Lingard, Sheffield – $55.00

 

Bangor, Maine Contract – Civil War CARTR

 

Classic pendant copper fixture $0.00

H 24in. x D 8in.  44in. x D 10in.  H 22in. x D 12in.  H 36in. x D 24in.

Foyer light $0.00

 

Deco pendant light $0.00

 

Petite porcelain light $0.00

 

Classic pendant fixture with art glass $0.00




<b>Signed by soldier of the 12th Massachusetts Infantry who was severely wounded in action at Gettysburg!</b>


8 1/4 x 9 3/4, imprinted form, filled out in ink.


Headquarters Department of Massachusetts,

Grand Army Of The Republic,

657 Washington St. (red rubber stamp address) stamped on top of the crossed out address of 12 Pemberton Square, Room 18.


Boston, May 20th, 1890


Special Order

No. 23


In accordance with Chap. II, Art. II, Section 3, Rules and Regulations, a dispensation is hereby granted to Gettysburg Post 191 G.A.R. to enable the investigating committee that may be appointed at the next regular meeting of the Post to report upon application for membership that may be referred to them at the same meeting. 


By Command of

George H. Innis

Department Commander


A.C. Moore

Assistant Adjutant General


Light age toning and wear.


George H. Innis was a 21 year old baker from Boston, when he enlisted as a private, on August 16, 1862, and was mustered into the 10th Massachusetts Light Artillery. He was mustered out of the U.S. service on June 9, 1865.


Alfred C. Monroe, was a 20 year old shoemaker from Weymouth, Ma., when he enlisted on June 26, 1861, as a private, and was mustered into Co. H, 12th Massachusetts Infantry. He was seriously wounded in action during the battle of Gettysburg, on July 1, 1863. The wound to his left arm was so severe that it resulted in the amputation of his arm. He was discharged as a result of his wound on October 19, 1863.   H 60in. x D 46in.  Found in among our accumulated <I>cultch</I> this neat old bar set is clearly out of our usual time period but full of character such that we couldn’t resist it.  All in nice condition yet with good age, while the figures depict an earlier time, we’d guess this hand carved from native white pine bar set dates to the 1920s or 30s.  The tallest figure stands approximately 7 ¼ inches.  Aside from the above, our  photo illustrations will speak best for this wonderful folk art carved and painted bar set.  <B>Buy with confidence! </B><I>  We are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales!</B> <I>Just send us a courtesy  e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly.</I>  <FONT COLOR=#0000FF>Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! </FONT COLOR=#0000FF>  Popularly used into the early post-Civil War years, primarily due to inexpensive and readily available fuel in the form of animal fat, lard and even strained cooking grease, the Ufford <I>GREASE</I> lamp clearly saw considerable use in many a country farmhouse and undoubtably offered up lighting on more than a single Civil War winter camp table.  It would be there that the obtainable fuel would be especially appreciated.  Fashioned from tinned sheet iron with a 6 3/4 inch diameter base the lamp stands approximately 7 inches with an applied brass label; <B> S. N. & H. C. UFFORD. / 113 COURT ST. / BOSTON / KINNEARS PATENT / FEB. 4. 1851</B> this example offers good evidence of age with plenty of period use yet remains solid and in pleasing condition.  As is our usual practice we have left this neat old lamp as found, leaving the decision to carefully clean it up to the new owner.  (We’d leave it pure, just as put away.)  .  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>

Headquarters Department of Massachusetts $25.00

 

H 60in. x D 46in. $0.00

 

folk-art carved BAR SET $245.00

 

Pat. 1851 GREASE LAMP by S. N. & H. C. U $165.00

A scarce <U>first patent example</U> of the much more frequently encountered later Pat. 1861 / 1864 variation with pen holder, this earlier <B>Patent June 4, 1861</B> inkwell remains in excellent all original and as found condition after decades of attic storage.  The spun brass base measures approximately 5 inches in diameter with a glass ink reservoir set in with a patent dated hinged pewter top.  With pleasing evidence of period use and an attractive age patina that comes to brass only with time this piece even retains its original plaster base filling.  A nice piece for display or use this piece will go especially well as a period writing instrument companion. <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!  This  neat looking Civil War vintage stoneware master ink is approximately 2.25 inches in diameter and stands about 5.5 inches high.  It remains in excellent condition with no cracks or damage and retains all of its’ original glaze.  This master ink is nicely maker marked GEORGE SKEY – WILNECOTE – TAMWORTH.  George Skey established his stoneware works in Tamworth in 1860 and quickly became a world leader in the manufacture of all manner of stoneware containers.  His stoneware beer bottles will offer Civil War collectors the most prevalent example of his product.  Of special interest is the period label <B>SUPERIOR BLACK INK  PREPARED BY E. S. CURTIS, BOSTON</B>. The Society of Inkwell Collectors advises that E. S. Curtis appears in historical directories for the years 1847-1848 and made powdered ink only. Its customers were given instructions for mixing and filling stoneware and glass containers. E. S. Curtis also supplied labels to be applied to their customers' bottles.  <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!  Our illustrations will offer the best description of this impressive Civil War bugle except to advise that it measures 14 1/8 inches from the rim of its 4 3/8 inch diameter <U>floating bell</U></U> to the rim of its classically shaped period mouthpiece.  (see: <I>Civil War era MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS</I> by Elrod & Garofalo )   Presented as found, uncleaned and unpolished to preserve its integrity, this attractive all original and period  bugle shows lots of desirable evidence of period use and carrying while remaining in pleasing unrestored and <I>unworked on<I> condition.  Unsigned as to maker, the original, as manufactured, heavy nickel plating remains in pleasing condition with lots of evidence of age with no flaking or marks through the nickel.  Save the slightest wear through the edge of the bell in one location where a well patinaed brass base metal (visible only upon very close inspection) this beautiful old bugle would appear to be entirely of nickel.  An outstanding find in a market awash with later examples pretending to be Civil War, this old bugle will please the most discriminating collector. 

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 H 42in. x D 6in.

Civil War era Pat. June 4, 1861 – INKWEL $135.00

 

mid 19th century E. S. CURTIS - MASTER I $125.00

 

original! Civil War period used – Nickel

 

Pendant lights. . . pair $0.00

H 89in. x W 38in. x D 35in.  H 22in. X D 12in.  H 7 in. X D 12in.  


<b>1864 Democratic Presidential Candidate</b> 


(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, West Virginia, 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. Seated view in uniform wih rank of major general. Artistic pose of "Little Mac" seated with his back to the camera. Backmark: J.W. Black, 163 & 173 Washington Street, Boston, and So. Turo St. Opp. Naval Academy, Newport, R.I. Period ink inscription [not in McClellan's hand] on the reverse, Mg. Gen. G.B. McClellan, U.S.A. Light age toning. Very fine. Scarce pose.

OTIS ELEVATOR VINTAGE $0.00

 

Pair hanging lights $0.00

 

Crystal flush mount light $0.00

 

CDV, General George B. McClellan $125.00




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