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<b>, C.S.A.


Wounded 3 times during the War Between the States!


Frequently led General N.B. Forrest's immortal Kentucky Brigade into battle!


United States Congressman from Kentucky</b>


(1827-81) Born in Hickman County, Kentucky, he completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1852 and began practice at Clinton, Hickman County, Ky. Taking a leading place in the community he was chosen as the first Sheriff of Hickman County and served, 1851-1852. He was a member of the Kentucky State House of Representatives, 1857-1858. Crossland was among the first to organize companies for service in the Confederate States Army, and he was commissioned captain of the 1st Kentucky Infantry on April 23, 1861. He was soon promoted to major of the regiment and then to lieutenant colonel on April 19, 1862. The 1st Kentucky Infantry, was disbanded on May 14, 1862, after serving their one year term of enlistment, and Crossland was then commissioned to be the colonel of the 7th Kentucky Infantry on May 20, 1862. He commanded the regiment at the battle's of Baton Rouge, Corinth, Champion's Hill, and Jackson. Early in 1864, the 7th, 3rd and 8th Kentucky regiments were mounted and joined the command of the legendary Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest. He served under Forrest until the end of the war, participating in the battle of Brice's Crossroads and in other famous combats in Mississippi, the operations on the Tennessee River, the cavalry fighting of General John Bell Hood in Tennessee, including the defense of the rear guard on the retreat, and in the engagement with General Wilson's Union cavalry forces in the spring of 1865, when he was in command of the famous Kentucky Brigade. He received a serious wound at the battle of Paducah, Kentucky, on March 25, 1864, and barely escaped murder by local guerrillas the following night while recovering from his wounds at a nearby farm. He was also seriously wounded on July 15, 1864, at Old Town Creek, Mississippi, and again on November 21, 1864, at Butler Creek, Alabama. He surrendered on May 6, 1865, at Columbus, Mississippi. After the war Colonel Crossland returned to his home and was elected judge of the court of common pleas of the first judicial district of Kentucky, in August 1867, and he served on the bench until his resignation on November 1, 1870, to run for a seat in the U.S. Congress. Elected as a Democrat, he served from 1871-1875. He then resumed the practice of law in Mayfield, Graves County, Ky.; was elected judge of the circuit court for the first judicial district of Kentucky in August 1880, and served until his death in Mayfield, Ky., on September 11, 1881. He is buried in Maplewood Cemetery, in Mayfield.


<u>Signature as a Member of the U.S. Congress</u>: 3 1/2 x 1 1/8, in ink, Edward Crossland. Imprinted above his signature is "HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES," and at the lower right corner is, "M.[ember] C.[ongress]" Cut slightly irregular. Very desirable Kentucky Confederate related item.         


<b>The elite 1st Virginia Cavalry was commanded by the legendary Confederate Cavalryman Colonel J.E.B. Stuart in 1861!


Autograph Document Signed by a Confederate officer in J.E.B. Stuart's command who was wounded by a cannon ball in 1862!</b>


7 3/4 x 7 1/2, manuscript in ink, Autograph Document Signed, by Lieutenant John Milton Lock, 1st Regiment Virginia Cavalry.


The Confederate States, To John H. Brown, Dr., 1861 Nov. 26th, To Hire of Horse from Oct. 1st to Nov. 26th @.40 $23.80. 


I certify that the above account is correct and just, that the services were rendered as stated, and that they were necessary for the public service. John M. Lock, Lt. & A.Q.M., 1st Regt. Va. Cav. 


Very fine, neatly written, early war 1861 document from an extremely desirable Confederate cavalry regiment!


John Milton Lock, was a 30 year old farmer from Berryville, Virginia, when he enlisted on June 23, 1861, at Camp Jefferson Davis, Va. as a private, and he was mustered into Co. A, 1st Virginia Cavalry. Lock was promoted to 2nd lieutenant on July 1, 1861, and served for a time as the Regimental Quartermaster and Commissary of the Regiment. He was promoted to captain on April 23, 1862, and was wounded in action on November 1, 1862, when he was hit in the leg by a cannon ball. He was absent from his regiment as he convalesced from his wound until being assigned to command the Confederate post at Harrisonburg, Va., in the Shenandoah Valley, on May 15, 1864. Still needing the service of this gallant and experienced Confederate officer he was later transferred into the Veteran Reserve Corps. The date and place of his official discharge are unknown. After the war Captain Lock was a hotel owner in Harrisonburg, Va. He died on March 30, 1889, and is buried in the Green Hill Cemetery, at Berryville, Va.


<u>WBTS Trivia</u>: After fighting in the First Battle of Manassas, Va., the 1st Virginia Cavalry was brigaded under Generals J.E.B. Stuart, Fitzhugh Lee, Williams Carter Wickham, and Thomas T. Munford. It participated in more than 200 engagements of various types including the Seven Days Battles and General J.E.B. Stuart's famous ride around General George B. McClellan's Yankee army in 1862. The regiment was active in the conflicts at Gainesville, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Kelly's Ford, Chancellorsville, Brandy Station, Gettysburg, Bristoe Station, the Wilderness, Todd's Tavern, Spotsylvania, Bethesda Church, and Cold Harbor. Later it was involved in General Jubal Early's 1864 operations in the Shenandoah Valley, the defense of Petersburg, and in the Appomattox Campaign.


In April, 1862, the unit totaled 437 men, they lost 25 men at Gettysburg, and had 318 men fit for duty in September, 1864. The regiment cut through the Yankee lines at Appomattox and later disbanded. Only 1 man from the regiment was present to surrender at Appomattox Court House! Among the regiment's most celebrated field officers were colonels J.E.B. Stuart, Fitzhugh Lee and William E. "Grumble" Jones, all going on to become famous Confederate generals, with Stuart and Jones both being killed during the war! [Source: Units Of The Confederate States Army].


<b><u>First Virginia Cavalry</b></u>


The Field Report of Colonel J.E.B. Stuart, First Virginia Cavalry, at the 1st Battle of Manassas.


HDQRS. FIRST VIRGINIA CAVALRY REGIMENT,

  

July 26, 1861


GENERAL: I have the honor to make the following report of the operations of my regiment in the battle of Manassas:


I received your order to charge the enemy's flank, and proceeded immediately across the run to his left flank, but finding that it would be easier to attain his right flank, I immediately returned and marched rapidly towards the heaviest fire. As I approached the ground General T.J. Jackson, whose brigade was then engaged, sent me word to protect his flanks, but particularly his left flank. I divided the regiment, giving Major Swan half(I had but 300 men for duty), and with the remainder hurried up to Jackson's left, leaving his right to Swan. Entering a skirt of woods, I received intelligence that the enemy was rapidly outflanking us. I hastened forward through several fences just as a regiment dressed in red was running in disorder towards a skirt of woods where the fire had been heaviest. I took them to be ours, and exclaimed with all my might: "Don't run, boys; we are here." They paid very little attention to this appeal. When passing in column of two's through a narrow gap to gain the same field and very close to them, I saw in their hands the U.S. flag. I ordered the charge, which was handsomely done, stopping their flank movement and checking the advance upon Jackson. I rallied again for another charge, as only a portion of my command was in the first, owing to the difficulty of closing up; but finding the enemy had gained the woods to my right and front, leaving no ground for charging, I retired to the next field to give them another dash if they penetrated beyond the woods, which, however, they did not attempt.


In this encounter the enemy's line, or rather column, was broken and many killed. Captain Carter's company on which the heaviest of the action fell, lost 9 men killed or mortally wounded, and 18 horses killed. Captain Carter's horse was shot dead as he was gallantly leading his company into the enemy.


Of the gallantry of those engaged I cannot speak in too high terms. The regiment charged was the Fire Zouaves, and I am informed by prisoners subsequently taken that their repulse by the cavalry began the panic so fearful afterwards in the enemy's ranks.


Just after the charge our reenforcements arrived upon the field and formed rapidly on right into line. The first was Colonel Falkner's regiment of Mississippians, whose gallantry came under my own observation. As these reenforcements formed I gradually moved off to the left, where I soon found myself joined by a battery, under the direction of Lieutenant Beckham, which my cavalry supported. This battery made great havoc in the enemy's ranks and finally put them in full retreat. The principal credit here was due to this battery; but having thrown forward vedettes far out on the eminences, the important information I was thus enabled to give the battery as to position and movements must have contributed greatly to its success, and here I may add that this information was also sent back to the infantry, which was still far to our right, notifying what woods could be gained, &c.


The enemy being now in full retreat, I followed with the cavalry as rapidly as possible, but was so much encumbered with prisoners, whom I sent as fast as possible back to the infantry, that my command was soon too much reduced to encounter any odds, but I nevertheless followed our success until I reached a point twelve miles from Manassas, when, by sending back so many detachments with prisoners, I had but a squad left. The rear of the enemy was protected by a squadron of cavalry and some artillery. We cut off a great many squads, many of whom fired upon us as we approached, and the artillery gave us a volley of grape. One man of ours was killed and another was wounded at this point. I have no idea how many prisoners were taken.


I encamped that night on Sudley farm, where was a large church, used as a hospital by the enemy, containing about 300 wounded, the majority mortally.


I cannot speak in too high praise of those whom I had the honor to command on the field, but to Mr. L.T. Brian, and Mr. P.W. Hairston and Mr. J.F. Brown, having no commissions, whose meritorious conduct and worth have been made the subject of previous letters to the general, I was specially

indebted for their valuable assistance.


Of my regiment the acting chaplain, Reverend Mr. Ball, was conspicuously useful, while my attention was particularly attracted to the adjutant, Lieutenant W.W. Blackford; the sergeant major, Philip H. Powers, and Lieutenant Cummings, whose good conduct on this as on every other occasion deserves the highest commendation. Lieutenant Beckham deserves high praise for the success of his battery, as he acted as gunner to each piece himself. In the pursuit Lieutenant William Taylor alone captured six of the enemy with arms in their hands. A large number of arms, quantities of clothing and hospital stores, and means of transportation were found abandoned on the road.


Most respectfully, your obedient servant,


J.E.B. STUART,

Colonel First Virginia Cavalry


To: General JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON


  

Source:  Official Records

[CHAPTER IX.] THE BULL RUN CAMPAIGN. 

[Series I. Vol. 2. Serial No. 2.]

    Unlike the heavier and more commonly encountered British style snake buckle that saw common use in England, Canada and yes in the American Civil War where quantities were shipped to this country via blockade runner intended for issue by the Confederacy, collectors will note that this excavated example is the lighter, more finely detailed two headed snake most commonly associated with those marketed by <B>Isaac Campbell & Co.</B>  (see illustrations: <I>Suppliers to the Confederacy</I> by Barry & Burt) as they filled orders from the Southern Confederacy for all manner of arms and accoutrements. This example is offered as found without its ringed keeper but remaining in excellent original condition with a pleasing deep natural age patina. <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>  Measuring a mear 2 1/16 inches from end to end, this all original and period little turned maple rundlet remains in wonderful condition and is without the usual split along its length so frequently seen in the body of this type.  Scarce in any size, these handmade flasks are most frequently at least two or three times larger than this example.  Quite possibly intended for medical use to carry some potion, or simply to hold rum or other spirit, this little <I>emergency</I> swigler will set in nicely with and colonial through Civil War era 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!

Autograph, Colonel Edward Crossland, 7th $50.00

 

1st Virginia Cavalry Receipt For Hire of $150.00

 

Isaac Campbell type - Confederate SNAKE $165.00

 

outstanding little 1700s early 1800s - R $175.00




<b>United States Congressman from Mississippi


United States Secretary of the Interior


Inspector General in the Confederate Army


Confederate Secret Agent</b>


(1810-85) Born in Caswell County, North Carolina, he attended Bingham Academy, graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1831, and served as a member of their faculty in 1831-32. He then studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1834, and commenced practice in Pontotoc, Mississippi. He was elected as a Democrat to the U.S. Congress, and served from 1839-51. He was the chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs in the 29th Congress. He was appointed U.S. Secretary of the Interior in the Cabinet of President James Buchanan and served from March 6, 1857, to January 8, 1861, when he resigned to throw his lot in with the Confederacy. Horace Greeley's New York Daily Tribune denounced Thompson as "a traitor," remarking, "Undertaking to overthrow the Government of which you are a sworn minister may be in accordance with the ideas of cotton growing chivalry, but to common men cannot be made to appear creditable." He served as Inspector General in the Confederate States Army during the War Between the States. Thompson later served as an aide to General P.G.T. Beauregard at the Battle of Shiloh, and was present at several other battles in the Western Theater of the war, including Vicksburg, Corinth, and Tupelo. He later was the leader of the Confederate Secret Service in Canada in 1864 and 1865. From there, he directed a failed plot to free Confederate prisoners of war on Johnson's Island, off Sandusky, Ohio. He also arranged the purchase of a steamer, with the intention of arming it to harass shipping in the Great Lakes. Regarded in the North as a schemer and conspirator, many devious plots were associated with his name. On June 13, 1864, Thompson met with former New York governor Washington Hunt at Niagara Falls. According to the testimony of Peace Democrat Clement Vallandigham, Hunt met Thompson, talked to him about creating a Northwestern Confederacy, and obtained money for arms, which was routed to a subordinate. Thompson gave Ben Woods, the owner of the New York Daily News, money to purchase arms. One plot was a planned burning of New York City on November 25, 1864, in retaliation for Union Generals' Philip H. Sheridan and William Tecumseh Sherman's scorched-earth tactics in the south. Some speculate that John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln, met with Thompson, but this has not been proven. Thompson worked hard to clear his name of involvement in the assassination in the years after the war. His manor, called "Home Place," in Oxford, Mississippi was burned down by Union troops in 1864. After the war, Thompson fled to England and later returned to Canada as he waited for passions to cool in the United States. He eventually came home and settled in Memphis, Tennessee, to manage his extensive holdings. Thompson was later appointed to the board of the University of the South at Sewanee and was a great benefactor of the school. He died in Memphis in 1885 and is buried in Elmwood Cemetery.


<u>Signature With Place</u>: 4 3/4 x 1, in ink, J. Thompson, Oxford, Miss. Cut irregular at the top which does not affect any of his handwriting. Very desirable Confederate secret agent's autograph.  H 110in. x W 196in. x D 22in.  H 54in. X D 14in.  


<b>U.S. Congressman & Senator from Mississippi


Governor of Mississippi


Confederate Captain


Confederate Senator</b>


(1813-80) Attended Mississippi College, and Jefferson College, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1833, and practiced law in Gallatin, Miss. Served as a member of the Mississippi state house of representatives, 1835-39; U.S. Congressman, 1839-41; Governor of Mississippi, 1844-48; U.S. Congressman, 1847-53; U.S. Senator, 1854-61. During the Civil War he served as captain, in the 18th Mississippi Infantry, and as Confederate Senator, 1862-65.


<u>Signature With Place</u>: 4 3/4 x 1 1/4, in ink. A.G. Brown, Gallatin, Missi.

Autograph, Jacob Thompson $125.00

 

MERCANTILE CABINET WIT 230 DRAWERS CA 1 $0.00

 

H 54in. X D 14in. $0.00

 

Autograph, Albert Gallatin Brown $45.00




War Between the States envelope addressed to Mrs. D.S. Stocking, Charleston, S.C., with C.D.S., Richmond, Va., Oct. 17, 1861, and hand stamped Due 5. Endorsed at the upper left, Priv. Jno. D. Munnerlyn, Georgia Hussars, Capt. J.F. Waring. Scarce and very desirable war date cover from the elite "Georgia Hussars."



The Georgia Hussars. Organized 13 February 1736. This troop of Mounted Rangers was raised by General Oglethorpe to patrol and protect the Colony of Georgia from the Spaniards and Indians. It fought at Bloody Marsh in 1742 and at the Siege of Savannah in 1779. Its record during The War 1861-1865 is unsurpassed as was its service in Mexico, World War I, World War II and Korea. It remained Horse Cavalry until October 1940. From Colonial times to Vietnam, Hussars have represented Savannah in all our Wars. It is still an active unit in the Georgia Army National Guard. [Inscription on The Georgia Hussars Marker located in Savannah, Georgia].


During The War Between the States, The Georgia Hussars, raised two companies to fight for the Confederacy; Company A, became Company F of the Jeff Davis Legion, and Company B, served as Company D, 2nd Battalion Georgia Cavalry.


Private John D. Munnerlyn, served in Captain Joseph Frederick Waring's company in the Jeff Davis Legion. Munnerlyn enlisted as a private on September 17, 1861, and served with the unit until being discharged on December 26, 1862, by reason of physical disability.


Captain Joseph Frederick Waring, was born in Savannah, Ga., on February 13, 1832. He graduated from Yale in 1852, studied law, and became a successful planter in Georgia, as well as being an Alderman in Savannah. When the war commenced in 1861, Waring was a Captain in the Georgia Hussars, and he took his company to Richmond, Virginia to report for duty. Originally assigned to the 6th Virginia Cavalry, this assignment did not last long. Captain Waring was seriously wounded in the face on December 4, 1861, near Annandale, Va., when he led a night raid in an attempt to capture a Union picket post. He received a gunshot wound to his right cheek, another bullet grazed his head, and he had a dozen holes shot through his cape and uniform coat, but he managed to survive. A few days later, Waring's company was assigned as Company F, of the Jeff Davis Legion. He was promoted to major in early 1862, and after seeing action in both the Virginia Peninsular campaign and the Maryland campaign, he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel of the Jeff Davis Legion, on December 2, 1862. When Colonel William F. Martin, the original commander of the Legion was promoted to brigadier general, and transferred to the western theatre of the war, Waring was appointed commander of the Jeff Davis Legion. His unit then served in General Wade Hampton's command where Waring led his troops through all of the major cavalry battles of the eastern theater of the war, including Brandy Station, Gettysburg, where he was wounded for the second time, and Trevilian Station. He was promoted to colonel in July 1864, and when General Hampton was ordered to South Carolina in February 1865, the Jeff Davis Legion commanded by Colonel Waring accompanied them south. They participated in the 1865 Carolinas campaign against General William T. Sherman, and Waring and his remaining troops surrendered at Bennett's Place, on April 26, 1865, with the army of General Joseph E. Johnston.              

 




 


  H 8in. X W 36in. X D 19in.  H 8in. x W 36in. x D 19in.  


<b>The celebrated and most collected sketch ever done by the famous artist Winslow Homer!</b>


Authentic, original woodcut engraving that was published in the November 15, 1862 issue of Harper's Weekly. Caption: The Army Of The Potomac- A Sharpshooter On Picket Duty. From a Painting by W. Homer, Esq. 16 x 11. Harper's Weekly and date are printed in the margin. There is a small stain in the left margin area near the outer edge of the border which does not even come close to  touching upon any of the content and can be easily matted out. Minor age toning in the border area and minor edge wear. EXTREMELY DESIRABLE!! Winslow Homer at his best!


This celebrated Winslow Homer illustration is the most sought after and most difficult to locate of all the Homer Civil War prints. He is probably best known for this image more than any other one that he ever sketched. A Union sharpshooter sits perched on a tree limb with his telescopic rifle in place as he takes aim on his next Confederate victim. The soldier is wearing a kepi with his Company letter "A" on top of his hat as he is locked in intense concentration as he draws a bead on his target. His canteen is hanging on a nearby branch. Homer's details are flawless as you can see the concentration in the soldier's face as well as the needles, pine cones and bark of the tree he sits atop. I have seen this same print selling in other shops for $750.

1861 Confederate Cover From The Elite Ge $150.00

 

H 8in. X W 36in. X D 19in. $0.00

 

H 8in. x W 36in. x D 19in. $0.00

 

A Sharpshooter on Picket Duty, 1862 $350.00

Once one of the most common of Grand Army of the Republic relics, as aside from the membership medal, the gold wash GAR belt plate and white cotton web waist belt, was the most commonly used G. A. R. accoutrement.  Like everything in the Civil War veteran collectors field though, complete waist belt rigs, particularly rigs in nice condition, are becoming difficult to find.  This set remains in excellent original condition with 100% of the bright plating on the plate and a white web belt that while showing good evidence of originality remains in excellent condition.  A good opportunity for the GAR collector who hasn’t set one of these aside. <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!



 Not a big deal but worthy of appreciation, these late 18th through mid 19th century US print blocks were fashioned in rock maple offering a bold 3 5/16 high <B>US</U> in classic period font.  Will go nicely in a display or on the wall. <B>Don't forget to give our search feature a try</B> for special wants. A simple <B>key word</B> in lower case works best. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !!  


<b>Sent to Major in the 11th New York Cavalry</b>


Stamped Civil War envelope addressed to Maj. G.W. Richardson, Box 420, New Orleans, La., with 3 cents George Washington postage stamp (Scott #64) with C.D.S., Aurora, N.Y., Feb. 28.


George W. Richardson, age 36 years; enrolled on December 16, 1861, at New York City, to serve 3 years; mustered in as Captain, Co. K, 11th New York Cavalry, March 19, 1862;  as Major, November 1, 1862; mustered out, July 21, 1865, at Memphis, Tennessee; not commissioned Captain; commissioned Major, March 1, 1864, with rank from November 1, 1862, original. [Source: New York in the War of the Rebellion, 1861 to 1865, Compiled by Frederick Phisterer].   


<b>Signed and presented photograph</b>


(1831-1916) Organized a militia company called the "Council Bluffs Guards" in 1856. On July 6, 1861, he was mustered in as colonel of the 4th Iowa Infantry. He served in Missouri under General John C. Fremont; commanded a brigade in the Army of the Southwest; and took part in the battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas, where he had 3 horses shot from under him and he was severely wounded. Promoted brigadier general in 1862, and major general in 1864, Dodge was given steadily increasing responsibilities, first as commander of the District of the Mississippi and later as leader of the XVI Corps during the Atlanta campaign, where he was again wounded. In December 1864, U.S. Grant put him in command of the Department of Missouri and in February 1865, of the Department of Kansas. In these areas he operated against bands of guerrillas and hostile Indians with success.


Excellent chest up view photogravure of a determined looking General Grenville M. Dodge in civilian attire. Imprint Henry M. Taylor, Jr., Chicago. Overall size is 8 x 10 1/2, image area is 5 x 7 1/2. Small tear at the upper right corner, repaired on the reverse with archival document tape. The tear is well away from the subject and can be easily matted out if framed. Large signature, "Grenville M. Dodge" below his portrait. There is also a beautiful presentation added  above the signature, "To my friend Miss Ada Tanner with compliments of." Dodge apparently added the inscription at another time as it is in a much bolder hand. Desirable Union general with an excellent Civil War fighting record while serving with the western Union armies.

original Civil War veteran – G. A. R. WA $135.00

 

late 1700s to mid 1800 U S Print Blocks $35.00

 

Cover Addressed to Yankee Major in New O $15.00

 

Autograph, General Grenville M. Dodge $150.00




<b>Medal of Honor Recipient


War Period Signature With Rank</b>


(1824-1905) Graduated in the West Point class of 1849. He fought against the Seminoles in Florida, instructed for six years at West Point, and served on the Texas frontier. He was under the command of General Daniel Tyler at 1st Bull Run, and later took part in the 1862 Peninsular campaign at Yorktown and Williamsburg. Appointed a brigadier general on April 28, 1862, his subsequent career was in the western theater, as a division commander under Generals' Rosecrans, G.H. Thomas and W.T. Sherman. He played a prominent role in all the operations of the forces which swept Braxton Bragg out of Tennessee, held the famous Horseshoe Ridge at Chickamauga, maneuvered Joseph E. Johnston from Dalton to Atlanta, and moved through Georgia to Savannah on Sherman's march to the sea, and then up the coast until the final surrender in North Carolina. Baird was awarded the Medal of Honor for gallantry at Jonesboro, Ga.


<u>War Period Signature With Rank</u>: 2 1/2 x 7/8, in ink, A. Baird, Brig. Gen. Comdg., Maj. Genl. Vols., 1st Div., 14th A.C.  We will let our photo illustrations do the talking for this offering.  A common American worker of the mid 1800s, this early 6th plate ambrotype remains in pleasing condition and comes in its original case which is solid with no splits at the hinge.  A classic occupational. <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 classic 18th century / early 19th century personal item referred to by collectors as salt or snuff horns in line with their most frequent use. As a small screw top container measuring approximately 3 inches long, these little traveling containers of natural cow horn with turned bone cap would have served well to carry the usual personal bit of salt or other food seasoning, snuff, herbs or other medical preparations.  Practical use would have been limited only by imagination. This scarce original example remains in excellent condition with no cracks or splits as usually found in existing period examples.  <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 rare companion piece to a nice 18th early 19th century apothecary flask or bottle, we have three original cast lead caps and are selling them <U>individually priced</U> for the collector who would like an example for display or to complete a nice period medical bottle or flask.  Seldom seen today except in the oldest collections, the shaft of the cap fit loosely into the neck of the bottle with the weight and flat surface of the rounded cap providing a seal against the lip of the bottle.  Easily removed for dispensing and quickly dropped back in place to make the seal, these cast lead caps were a handy utility in the 1700s early 1800s apothecary.   Seldom surviving, I suppose to some extent, because of the multiplicity of lead use and the common re-purposing of the material by virtue of a simple charcoal fire and casting ladle original period examples are rarely seen today.  <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 !!

Autograph, General Absalom Baird $75.00

 

Occupational AMBROTYPE $275.00

 

original 18th early 19th century Condime $95.00

 

earlier through mid 1800s cast lead APOT $45.00




<b>United States Congressman from South Carolina


1861 South Carolina Commissioner who conferred with the Federal Government to try and prevent hostilities</b>


(1796-1867) Born in Charleston, S.C., he graduated from Yale College in 1815, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1818 and commenced practice in Charleston. Served as a member of the Charleston city council. Was a member of the South Carolina State House of Representatives, 1826-29, and 1832-33. Served as U.S. Congressman, 1839-51, was chairman of the Committee on Commerce and also served on the Committee on Naval Affairs. In 1861, he was appointed a commissioner of the State of South Carolina to confer with the Federal Government in an attempt to prevent hostilities. He died in Charleston in 1867 and is interred in Circular Church Yard.


<u>Signature With Place</u>: 5 x 1, in ink, I.E. Holmes, Charleston, So. Ca.   


Civil War patriotic imprint with full color vignette of an eagle with an American flag, and the names of all of the states of the United States printed around the edges of the oval design. Motto below: "One Flag, One Country, One Government." Light age toning.


***See our Patriotic Imprints section to read more information about this item.  A bit apart from our usual period but worthy of a place on any military site, we are pleased to offer this outstanding relic of the WWII Army Air Corps. <U>Brigadier General, United States Army Air Forces</U>, <B>Frederick Walker Castle</B> (U. S. Military Academy class of 1930)  was posthumous recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor for actions in aerial combat while leading a bombing mission over Belgium, December 24, 1944.  Castle was co-pilot aboard the lead aircraft of the 487th Bomb Group’s 30th combat mission when aircraft was attacked by a German ME- 109 fighter. Castle's bomber fell away from the formation almost immediately as the B-17 struggled with control and moved some distance away from the protection of the bomber force, where it was again attacked. A third attack set both engines on the right wing on fire. As Castle ordered the bomber abandoned it spun into a dive. As control was recovered seven of the nine crewmen parachuted. The pilot was observed in the nose of the airplane hooking on his parachute, <U>with Castle still at the controls</U>, when the fuel tank in the burning right wing exploded, and the B-17 went into a spin from which it did not recover, crashing near Hods, Belgium. Of the nine crewmen, five survived the crash.  In addition to the CMOH Castle was the recipient of the Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal and the Croix deGuerre, Legion of Honor Order of Kutuzov.

    We will rely on our photo illustrations to describe this historic tail coat except to reassure the viewer that the garment remains in pleasing condition with good evidence of age and originality.  An exceptional acquisition for the WWII vintage Army Air Corps enthusiast.  <B>Buy with confidence! </B><I>  We are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales!</B> <I>Just send us a courtesy  e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly.</I>  <FONT COLOR=#0000FF>Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! :</FONT COLOR=#0000FF>

 An outstanding pair of blacksmith forged telegraph climbing irons, all original with classic period construction even to the forged on spurs and original harness leather foot straps complete with original iron roller buckles.  A desirable companion item to set with any early Civil War Signal Corps, frontier West, telegraph or Railroad 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>

Autograph, Isaac E. Holmes $25.00

 

One Flag, One Country, One Government $5.00

 

West Point tail coat of WWII Army Air Co $1895.00

 

Civil War era TELEGRAPH CLIMBING IRONS $275.00

This eye appealing old iron padlock is just as you might expect to unearth at a Civil War camp site (see: Howard Crouch’s (Excavated) <I>Civil War Artifacts - A Guide for the Historian</I>) except this one, while it shows good evidence of age and period use, remains in excellent smoothly functioning condition and retains its original key.  Difficult to find in any condition and virtually always missing the key when you do see one, this offering will make a nice addition to any Civil War period grouping and will go especially well with a period chest or lock box. As with <U>all direct sales</U>, we are pleased to offer a <B>no questions asked three day inspection with refund of the purchase price upon return as purchased!</B> Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !


 


<b>United States Congressman from South Carolina</b>


(1802-83) Born at Clouds Creek, near Edgefield, S.C., he completed preparatory studies, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1823, and practiced in Pendleton, and Abbeville, S.C. Served as a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, 1834-35, and 1838-41. Elected as a Democrat to the U.S. Congress, he served from 1843-53. He was chairman of the Committee on Military Affairs, and was Speaker pro tempore of the House of Representatives in 1848. Served as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention of 1868.


<u>Signature</u>: 4 x 1/2, in ink, Armistead Burt.  


7 3/4 x 9 3/4, imprinted letter sheet, filled out in ink.


Office Quartermaster of Cavalry,

Department of the Gulf,

New Orleans, La., April 1st, 1865


Colonel,


I take pleasure in recommending to your favorable consideration the bearer Mr. John Dickie, who applies for a position in your office.


Mr. D will I feel confident fill to your entire satisfaction any position with which he may be entrusted. 


I have the honor to be Colonel,

Very Respectfully,

Your Obt. Servt.,

C.B. Chittenden

Capt., A.Q.M. Vols.


[To] Col. S.H. Pierce

Qr. Mr. Dept.

Present

186 Julia St.


Very fine. Uncommon imprinted cavalry letter head.


Charles B. Chittenden, was 26 years old, when he enlisted on August 25, 1862, at Hudson, N.Y., as a 1st lieutenant, and was commissioned into Co. G, 128th New York Infantry. He was discharged for promotion on July 10, 1863, when he was commissioned captain in the U.S. Volunteers Quartermaster's Department. He was promoted to brevet major and lieutenant colonel, on March 13, 1865. He was mustered out of the service on May 11, 1866, and died on September 18, 1867.     H 70in. X W 60in. X D 2in.

Original Civil War era ‘Pat. Applied For $85.00

 

Autograph, Armistead Burt $10.00

 

Letter From Office Q. M. Cavalry, Departm $35.00

 

6 FT TALL COKE SIGN $0.00




<b>United States Congressman and Senator from Connecticut


Governor of Connecticut


Attorney General of the United States


United States Secretary of the Navy</b>


(1792-1869) Born in Newtown, Conn., he studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1818, and commenced practice in Hartford, Conn. He was the prosecuting attorney of Hartford Co., 1822-35, and 1842-44; served as U.S. Congressman, 1835-39; elected Governor of Connecticut by the legislature in 1846; appointed U.S. Attorney General, in the Cabinet of President James K. Polk, 1848-49; served as U.S. Senator, 1852-57; appointed U.S. Secretary of the Navy, in the Cabinet of President James Buchanan, 1857-61.


<u>Signature With Sentiment</u>: 4 1/2 x 2 1/4, in ink. </u>: Very respectfully, y[ou]r. ob[edien]t. s[ervan]t., I. Toucey.      


<b>Commanded the 32nd Missouri Infantry during the Civil War and was wounded at Vicksburg


Governor of Louisiana


Louisiana State Congressman</b>


(1842-1931) He studied law, was admitted to the Missouri bar in 1860, and established his legal career while serving as a district attorney in Missouri. During the Civil War he was lieutenant colonel of the 32nd Missouri Infantry seeing action with them at the capture of Arkansas Post, and at Vicksburg where he was wounded. He was dishonorably discharged from the army for allegedly exaggerating the number of Union casualties, but after his personal appeal to President Abraham Lincoln he was reinstated to his former military status. After rejoining the army he commanded the regiment at the battle of Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, took part in the Atlanta campaign, and reinforced General N.P. Banks at the Red Cedar retreat. He was later commissioned as judge of the Department of the Gulf Provost Court. Henry C. Warmoth was the 23rd Governor of Louisiana, from 1868 to 1872.** Facing criticism from some Republican leaders for supporting weakened civil rights legislation and for endorsing a Democratic/Fusionist ticket in the 1872 election, Warmoth's term culminated in impeachment proceedings and suspension from office. Lieutenant Governor P.B.S. Pinchback assumed office during Warmoth's absence, becoming the first African-American governor in the United States. The impeachment charges against Warmoth were dropped after his term of office ended. He was the first elected Reconstruction Governor of Louisiana; later, he was elected as a Louisiana State Representative, serving one term from 1876 to 1878 while Reconstruction ended and the federal government withdrew its troops from the state. In 1888, Warmoth challenged former governor and ex-Confederate General Francis T. Nicholls in a gubernatorial contest and narrowly lost to the Democrat in an election noted for widespread voter fraud. In 1890, Warmoth was appointed U.S. Collector of Customs in New Orleans and served in that capacity for several years. He published his memoirs, "War, Politics and Reconstruction," in 1930. It is well regarded and considered a classic of the genre. Warmoth died in New Orleans in 1931, at the age of 89.


<u>Signature</u>: 4 3/4 x 1, in ink, H.C. Warmoth.



** WBTS Trivia: Henry C. Warmoth was sworn into office as Governor of Louisiana on July 13, 1868. Elected at the age of 26, he was one of the youngest governors in United States history. Stevens T. Mason, the first governor of Michigan, was the youngest state governor, elected at age 24. 

 


<b>Commanding 9th Vermont Infantry


1864 Endorsement Signed with rank</b>


Valentine G. Barney, was a resident of Swanton, Vermont, when he enlisted as a sergeant, on May 2, 1861, and was mustered into the 1st Vermont Infantry, a three months regiment. He was mustered out of this regiment at Brattleboro, Vt., on August 15, 1861. On June 14, 1862, he was commissioned captain, and mustered into Co. A, 9th Vermont Infantry. He was promoted to lieutenant colonel, on May 24, 1863, and was mustered out of the Union Army on June 13, 1865. While serving with the 9th Vermont, Barney's regiment saw action at Winchester, Va.; Harpers Ferry, W.V.; Bogue Sound, N.C., where on Feb. 2, 1864, they had 3 men killed, 14 wounded, and 49 captured; Chaffin's Farm, Va., where on Sept. 9, 1864, the regiment had 7 men killed, and 45 wounded; and at Fair Oaks, Va., where they had 1 man killed, 5 wounded, and 6 captured, on Oct. 27-28, 1864.


<u>Endorsement Signed</u>: 6 1/4 x 3 1/2, in ink, I hereby certify that the position of Capt. in Co. G is vacant caused by resignation of Capt. E.A. Kilbourne to date Sept. 22d, 1864. "V.G. Barney, Lt. Col." signed above his printed title of Commanding.           


8 x 10 1/4, imprinted form filled out in ink. The United States To W.W. Sherman, Pay Master, U.S.A. 1863. For Transportation as per appended statement. $119.50. 


I certify that the above account is correct and just, that the services were rendered as stated; and that they were necessary for the public service; and that the services have been reported by me, according to the Army Regulations. W.W. Sherman, Paymaster.


Received at New Orleans, La. the 22 of June 1863 of Capt. J.W. McClure, Ast. Qr. Mr. United States Army, the sum of One hundred nineteen dollars and Fifty cents, in full of the above account. W.W. Sherman, Paymaster.


Light age toning and wear with a small riveted hole at the upper center which does not affect any of the content.


William W. Sherman, a native of New Jersey, twice penned his large and bold signature to this document. Sherman enlisted on June 1, 1861, as a major, and was commissioned into the U.S. Volunteers Paymaster Department. He was dismissed on January 4. 1864.

Autograph, Isaac Toucey $25.00

 

Autograph, Lieutenant Colonel Henry C. W $35.00

 

Autograph, Lieutenant Colonel Valentine $10.00

 

1863 Transportation Payment to U. S. Paym $25.00




Civil War patriotic imprint with full color illustration of Columbia holding an American flag and a cornucopia, with spread winged eagle at lower left. Verse above, "We must keep that Flag where it e'er has stood, In front of the Free, the Wise, and the Good!! And fight and fall, at our Country's call, To defend the Flag of the People!" Light age toning.


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Civil War patriotic imprint with full color illustration of a Revolutionary War officer resembling George Washington holding his sword aloft in one hand and an American flag in the other. Motto above, "Death To Traitors. Light age toning. 


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 <b>to U.S. Officer Stationed in New York City Harbor</b>


Civil War date envelope with C.D.S. New Orleans, Sep. 4, 1862, with 3 cents George Washington postage stamp [Scott #64] with bulls eye cancellation. Addressed to Lieut. M.H. Stacey, Fort Hamilton, New York. The envelope is torn along the upper edges where it was opened. Red wax seal on the back flap. 


May Humphreys Stacey, a Pennsylvania native, enlisted on May 14, 1861, as a 1st lieutenant, and was commissioned into the 12th U.S. Infantry. He was promoted to captain on August 18, 1864, for gallantry in action on the Weldon Railroad, Va.; brevet major, and brevet lieutenant colonel, April 9, 1865, for gallantry in the campaign that resulted in the surrender of the insurgent army under General Robert E. Lee. 


WBTS Trivia: During the Civil War, Fort Hamilton's garrison protected the New York City harbor against the possibility of Confederate raiders. It also provided troops to help put down the 1863 New York City Draft Riots, and served as a prisoner-of-war camp.    


This is a 5 x 4 1/2 piece of an album page with two Civil War date autographs of Union nurses neatly written in ink that came out of a soldier autograph album that was long ago broken up. #1: Clara Norris, Fortress Monroe, Va., January 1, 1865. #2: Nellie Norris, Washington, D.C., August 15, 1864. Very fine.

We Must Keep That Flag $5.00

 

Death to Traitors $5.00

 

1862 Cover Sent From New Orleans, La. $10.00

 

Autographs, Union Civil War Nurses, 1864 $15.00




(1820-1891) Graduated #6 in the West Point class of 1840. Rising to be one of the Union's most renowned military leaders, Sherman saw action at 1st Bull Run, Shiloh, Chickasaw Bluffs, Arkansas Post, Vicksburg, Missionary Ridge, Atlanta, the infamous March to the Sea, and the 1865 Carolina's campaign. He received the surrender of Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston's army at Greensboro, N.C., on April 26, 1865. Sherman continued in the Regular Army after the war and became a Lieutenant General on July 25, 1866, and Full General, on March 4, 1869.


<u>Signature With Rank, Place & Date</u>: 4 3/4 x 2 7/8, in ink, W.T. Sherman, General, Washington, D.C., Dec. 15, 1887. Very nice and an extremely desirable autograph.  


 


Civil War patriotic imprint with full color illustration of a female figure wearing an American flag dress and holding a sword in one hand and the scales of justice in the other. Slogan below: "No North, no South, No East, No West But Equal and Exact Justice to all."  Light age toning and a small tear at bottom right edge that has been repaired on the reverse with archival document tape. 


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 Standing 6 3/4 inches and 4 13/16 inches in diameter with a 2 1/2 inch wide opening at the mouth, this attractive 19th century oyster jar remains in pleasing condition with no cracks, chips or other detracting issues and 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 with oyster jars such as this one showing up in far less quantity.   A coveted culinary treat of the Civil War camp, period photographic examples of these stoneware oyster jars seem reserved to the officer’s mess table.  <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 photo illustrations will do best as a description of these nice old 18th century scales.  Untouched and completely original even to the original green cotton suspensions, the iron beam is nicely shaped in the classic style of the 18th century.  The brass pans offer an attractive deep age patina.  The original sharkskin covered pocket case remains sound at the hinges and while one of the closure clasps is missing, remains in nice condition commensurate with age and period use.  The inside cover retains its period silk lining under an attractive printed guide to weight of various gold coins.  All original and pleasing to the eye, this little scale will lay in nicely with Colonial / American Revolutionary War relics.  <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 !!

Autograph, General William T. Sherman $300.00

 

No North, No South, No East, No West $5.00

 

19th century -- Skey’s - Wilnecote Works $65.00

 

18th century CASED BALANCE SCALES $195.00

With hand stitched leather and white cotton cord with decorative hand rendered macramé embellishments in a familiar patriotic style of the earlier 1800s, this attractive antique girth strap remains in exceptional, seemingly unused condition while offering good evidence of age and originality. [A bit of blue milk paint in one place (see photo) can be easily removed if the new owner wishes.]  This outstanding piece of Americana measures approximately 37 inches in length by 7 1/2 inches wide and will display well on a wall, with antique western or equestrian  equipment or as companion to a nice period antique saddle, military or civilian..  <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>Colonel of the 7th Illinois Cavalry during the Civil War


U.S. Senator from Louisiana


Member of the President Andrew Johnson Impeachment Congress


Governor of Louisiana</b>


(1830-1918) Presidential elector on the Republican ticket in 1860. Appointed by President Abraham Lincoln as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Territory of Nebraska in 1861. Served as Colonel of the 7th Illinois Cavalry during the Civil War until ill health forced his resignation. Appointed by President Lincoln as collector of the port of New Orleans in 1865. This launched Kellogg's notable 20 year political career in Louisiana. Served as United States Senator, from Louisiana, 1867-72. Served as Governor of Louisiana, 1873-74. Re-elected as U.S. Senator, serving, 1877-83.


<u>Signature With State</u>: 5 3/8 x 2, in ink, Wm. P. Kellogg, Louisiana.  


Civil War patriotic imprint with vignette of George Washington within an oval design with points around the oval with the names of all of the States of the United States at the commencement of the War Between The States. Light age toning.  


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

 


<b>Civil War period signature as Major General</b>


(1831-88) A prominent Civil War commander, he graduated in the West Point class of 1853. Appointed brigadier general of volunteers September 13, 1862, and major general, March 16, 1863. Fought in the battles of Perryville, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, the Shenandoah Valley and Appomattox campaigns, to name but a few. Sheridan also saw action against the Plains Indians in the 1870's. 


<u>Signature With Rank:</u> 3 3/8 x 1 1/8, in ink, Phil. H. Sheridan, Maj. Genl. There is a light vertical tear in the paper. It runs downward in between the "a" and "n" in Sheridan, and loops down around the outer side of the "l" in Genl. It has been repaired on the reverse with archival document tape. Still a very fine example of a Civil War period Sheridan autograph with rank. 


***Please note that all Sheridan autographs that are signed with the rank of "Lieutenant General" are post Civil War. Major General Philip H. Sheridan was not promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General until March 4, 1869.

fine antique - Saddle Girth Strap $175.00

 

Autograph, William P. Kellogg $35.00

 

George Washington $5.00

 

Autograph, General Philip H. Sheridan $175.00




Civil War patriotic imprint with full color vignette of Columbia holding a sword and an American flag. Motto above, "Never let that Flag be Dishonored." Light age toning. 


***See our Patriotic Imprints section to read more information about this item.   Offered in fine, <I>as new</I> condition after decades of storage, we have a very limited number of <B>Dr. CHILTON’s FEVER and AGUE CURE Manufactured by COMSTOCK & BROTHER, New York</B> labeled pill boxes of turned birch wood, each containing a complement of pills.   Founded in New York in 1853 the Comstock & Brother apothecary firm was a colorful outfit to say the least, spending as much time in court fighting off charges that they had invented doctors such as <I>Dr. Chilton</I> out of thin air simply to promote their <I>cures</I>. In one instance court records show they not only created an cure creator but invented a history to include family members and life among the Indians where the secrets of the <I>cure</I> were learned.  By 1863 the brothers Comstock had parted ways and their apothecary business ceased to exist. More than anyone needs to know we suppose but an interesting bit of Americana.  Priced here individually for the collector who would enjoy one, this offering will go well in any period apothecary, early <I>quack</I> medicine or Civil War era personal grouping.  please note:   <B>ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!!</B>  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !!  Our photographs will likely do best to describe this colorful multi-dimensional Victorian picture puzzle.  Offered here as attic found, stored in a wonderfully labeled <B>CRANDALL’S - Great Show Acrobats – Pat. 1867</B> dovetailed, game box.  The slide top pine box remains in excellent condition measuring approximately 9 7/8 x 6 1/8 x 2 inches.  The puzzle consists of 20 wood blocks each 1 ¼ inch square. Each covered on four sides by colorfully illustrated lithograph paper, each side a portion of one of six detailed scenes. (see photos).  Two period printed sheets remain in the box as a guide to scenes.  (We will include laser printed views to each of the additional scenes.)  The blocks remain in eye appealing condition with bright colors but with wear at the edges as evidence of period use of the toy.  An attractive mid 1800s play item, the owner will have a tough time deciding which of the colorful illustrations to display.  <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!        An opportunity for the Civil War collector historian, especially one with a bent towards Civil War Cavalry, to acquire an original issue weapon that, by virtue of not just a single serial number but by period happenstance a second serial number, <U>both of which</U> fall in the serial range of known <B>4th Wisconsin Volunteer Cavalry</B> Burnside carbines offers a solid link to that regiment.  As is our usual habit and to preserve the historic integrity of the piece, we have left it untouched so as to preserve its natural age with a patina that comes with period field use followed by decades of attic storage.  This all original Burnside remains in pleasing to the eye, functional condition, yet offers the charm of period issue with the added appeal of ties to a specific regiment.  A good look at our carefully rendered photos will provide the best physical description.   


<CENTER><FONT COLOR=#008000><B>A Word About Serial numbers. </B></FONT></CENTER>


<CENTER>This Carbine offers the serial # <B>16168</B> on the breach block & serial #<B>34616</B> on the receiver  frame and barrel. </CENTER>


<CENTER> Of the serial numbers recorded # <B>16114 & 16174</B> and #<B>34576 & 34677</B> were issued to the 4th Wisc. Cavalry </CENTER>


<CENTER> As both primary arm numbers <B>34576 & 34677</B>went to Co. K it is most likely that this arm was issued to that Co. K as well    </CENTER>


      While mismatched serial numbers are not pleasing to firearms collectors, the circumstance of the mismatching can offer important information to the Civil War collector / historian with respect to the weapons issue history.  That is to say, when the mixed serial numbers each fall in the range issued to the <U>same</U> regiment, it is most likely that the misnumbered component was inadvertently mixed when the weapon was <I>broken down</I> for cleaning.  (A task frequently accomplished by a group cleaning their arms together or in some situations certainly by one or two troops who drew the <I>short straw</I>.)  In our experience, such mixing of components occurred most frequently with the cavalry issue Colt percussion revolver and Burnside cavalry carbine, the mixing of components occurring with revolver cylinders and in the case of the carbines the inadvertent switching of breach blocks, one arm to another.  The likelihood of switching of these specific components quite high when one considers that cleaning of the revolver required removal of the cylinder from the frame just as cleaning of the Burnside carbine required removal of the breach block.  When several arms were cleaned together it is not difficult to understand a likelihood of mixing of these the numbered components.  When the mismatched breach and frame both fall in a known issue serial range of the same regiment, the origin of the <I>mismatched</I> arm is well established. 


<CENTER>In this instance both serial numbers are in the range to the <B>4th Wisconsin Volunteer Cavalry</B> with the primary serial number of the carbine (that is the frame and barrel number) falling in the range of Co. K of that regiment. </CENTER>


<CENTER>As preservation of the history of this arm a copy of our research notes (to include a roster of Co. K) will be provided under our letterhead</CENTER>



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<U>A note about firearms:</U>   WE SUPPORT RESPONSIBLE CONTROL OF MODERN FIREARMS AND EMPHASIZE HERE THAT THIS PIECE IS CONSIDERED AN ANTIQUE / COLLECTABLE AND IS THEREFORE OUTSIDE  RESTRICTIONS APPLICABLE TO COVERED (MODERN) FIREARMS. THE PIECE IS OFFERED AS A HISTORICAL COLLECTABLE ONLY AND THOUGH MECHANICALLY OPERABLE, 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>

Never Let That Flag Be Dishonored $5.00

 

Original! c. 1853 / 1862 Dr. CHILTON’S $45.00

 

attic find Antique Wood Block PICTURE PU $125.00

 

Civil War Burnside CARBINE – 4th Wiscons $1450.00




Civil War patriotic imprint with spread winged eagle in flight with a riband in its mouth with the motto, "State Sovereignty National Union." 


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Civil War patriotic imprint with sticker of Major Anderson in uniform within a red, white and blue American shield. Major Anderson commanded the Union Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor during the bombardment that started The War Between The States on April 12, 1861. Uncommon in this format. 


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Civil War patriotic imprint with vignette of Columbia wearing an American flag dress and holding a sword and the scales of justice. Slogan below, "Columbia, Columbia, to glory arise. The queen of the world and the child of the skies." Light age toning.


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Civil War patriotic imprint with illustration of George Washington in an oval. Slogan printed below: "First in Peace. First in War and First in the hearts of his Countrymen." Light age toning and wear.


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WBTS Trivia: The well known slogan on this patriotic imprint was given a humorous spin and used in the 1900's in regards to the Washington Senators professional baseball club. The slogan adopted for the hapless Senators was, "Washington; First in Peace, First in War, and last place in the American League."

State Sovereignty National Union $5.00

 

Major Robert Anderson $5.00

 

Columbia, Columbia, To Glory Arise $5.00

 

George Washington $5.00




Civil War patriotic imprint with vignette of a star at the center of this design surrounded by American shields and flags, with a spread winged eagle at the top. The banner reads, "E Pluribus Unum." "Star Of Destiny" is in large letters at the upper right. Published by James Gates, Cincinnati. Light age toning and wear. 


***See our Patriotic Imprints section to read more information about this item.   Finely die struck with gold wash, this <I>extra quality</I> false bullion cross cannon insignia remains in exceptional condition in all respects and comes with an equally fine pair of <B>A</B> cap buttons. Illustrated here with a quarter for size comparison, the crossed cannon insignia measures 2 ½ inches wide and retains all four of its original soldered on fastening wires.  The buttons are back marked <B>HORSTMANN’S  NY & PHI</B>.  An extremely fine all original Civil War artillery 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!  


<b>18th President of the United States</b>


(1822-1885) Graduated in the West Point class of 1843, and fought in the Mexican War. He served as Commander-in-Chief of all Union armies from 1863-65. He fought in the Civil War battles of Fort Henry, Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Vicksburg, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor and the Appomattox campaign. Served as 18th President of the United States 1869-77.


<u>Signature</u>: 5 x 2 1/8, in ink, boldly signed in large letters, U.S. Grant. Very desirable.   Considered by many to be the first officer to fall as a causality of the Civil War, the image of young Zouave Colonel Elmer Ellsworth became a center piece among Union sympathizers after he was shot and killed as he removed a Confederate flag from the Marshal House in Alexandria, Virginia.   Badges such as this one featuring a <I>gem</I> size tintype of Col. Ellsworth were worn by military and civilian citizens in the patriotic fervor of the early Civil War. (see cover: <I>MILITARY IMAGES</I> Autumn 2017 p.32 )   A scarce period example, our illustration will do best to describe this attractive offering.  <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

Star Of Destiny $5.00

 

extra fine! original Civil War – ARTILLE $225.00

 

Autograph, General Ulysses S. Grant $500.00

 

Early Civil War - Col. Elmer Ellsworth P $295.00

A nice item for the lighting enthusiast, Indian War era personal item collector or 19th century Americana fan, this little oil lamp is offered untouched and just as it came out of decades of storage.  Remaining entirely original, complete and in fine condition yet with an eye pleasing natural age patina on its brass components, this little finger lamp is marked <B> *  PATENTED * OCTOBER 28, 1873*</B> <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 classic of common life seldom surviving to reach todays collector of Civil War mess gear or personal items, the vast majority of these cans were crushed and cast away once they had served their purpose.  Telltale of the period is the extremely thin sheet iron material, over lapping lead soldered seams and the spot of solder sealing what had served as a vent hole in the top of the can.  The period preservation process required that full cans be heated with the small vent hole then sealed with a spot of lead solder.  (The heating and resulting vacuum resulting from sealing off the vent before the content was entirely cool offered some considerable shelf life in the days before refrigeration.)  This rare intact example somehow avoided the crushing boot and trash heap and just for effect comes with a good old cast spoon of the same era.  A simple period pair that will add a finishing touch to any Civil War personal or winter camp 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>



 This attractive little traveling ink measures approximately 1 inch in diameter, stands about 1 7/8 inch high and remains in an eye appealing as found and untouched condition just as it came out after decades of storage.  The body and original screw cap offer that rich chocolate patina that is so desirous in this material and comes only with good honest age.  A neat piece for inclusion in any Civil War vintage grouping, writing instrument enthusiast. (see: <I>India-Rubber & Gutta-Percha In The Civil War Era</I> by Mike Woshner )  <B>Don't forget to give our search feature a try</B> for special wants. A simple <B>key word</B> in lower case works best. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !!


 H 35in. x W 58in.

Patent 1873 FINGER LAMP $75.00

 

original! Civil War vintage TIN CAN & SP $75.00

 

Civil War era HARD RUBBER TRAVELING INK $65.00

 

BLACK CAT TOBACCO SIGN $0.00




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