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<b>Killed in action at Petersburg, Virginia in 1865


1862 imprint</b>


(1847-1865) "A.P." Hill graduated in the West Point class of 1847, and served in the Mexican & Seminole Wars. He was Colonel of the 13th Virginia Infantry in 1861. Appointed brigadier general on February 26, 1862; Hill distinguished himself at Williamsburg, and in the Virginia Peninsular campaign; during the 7 Days battles his command was a tower of strength; he fought at Cedar Mountain; Sharpsburg; Fredericksburg; Chancellorsville; Gettysburg; the Wilderness; Petersburg; and Cold Harbor. He was killed on April 2, 1865, during the fall of Petersburg, Virginia. 


Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Chest up view in double breasted brigadier general's uniform coat with epaulettes. 1862 E. Anthony, New York imprint on the front mount. Back mark: Published by E. & H.T. Anthony, 501 Broadway, New York. Always a very desirable Confederate general to collect material on.  


<b>Killed in action at Pine Mountain, Georgia in 1864 during the Atlanta campaign


1861 M.B. Brady imprint</b>


(1806-64) Known as the "Bishop Militant," he graduated in the West Point class of 1827. Soon after he entered the Episcopal ministry, and later became Missionary Bishop of the Southwest. Exchanging his clerical vestments for an army uniform upon the outbreak of the War Between the States, he was appointed major general in the Confederate Army on June 25, 1861, and lieutenant general to rank October 10, 1862. In the early months of the war he commanded the vast territory of Department No. 2, including the Mississippi River defenses from the Red River to Paducah, Kentucky. He also organized the Army of Mississippi. He subsequently served as a corps commander at the battles of Shiloh, Perryville, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, and in the opening operations of the Atlanta campaign. While examining the Federal position in company with Generals' Joseph E. Johnston and William J. Hardee, General Polk was instantly killed by a cannon shot at Pine Mountain, Ga., on June 14, 1864. 


Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Bust view in double breasted major general's uniform coat with epaulettes. Imprint on the front mount, "RT. REV. MAJ. GEN'L POLK, 1861 M.B. Brady, New York. Back mark: Published by E. Anthony, 501 Broadway, New York, From Photographic Negative, From Brady's National Portrait Gallery. Choice condition.   This attractive pair of heavy nickel silver framed spectacles remain in excellent condition with a pleasing natural age patina and are nicely maker marked<B>COOPER</B> on the right temple. This sliding temple came into use in about 1800 and remained in popular use through the Civil War period.  These neat Civil War vintage eye classes remain in their <B>PARKER’S PAT. 1860</B> marked case complete with original liner. Spectacles and case show appealing evidence of age and period use yet remain pleasing all original condition.  <B>Buy with confidence! </B><I>  We are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales!</B> <I>Just send us a courtesy  e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly.</I>  <FONT COLOR=#0000FF>Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! </FONT COLOR=#0000FF>

 

 Available in reprint for reading, nothing will set off a nice old primitive trap display like a well used and rarely surviving original 1875 printing of Stanly Hardings classic on the subject of hand made traps like <I> The Amateur Trapper & Trap-Makers Guide</I>.  This rare period example offers the attractive green paper on board cover of New York publishers Dick & Fitzgerald.  Offering eye appealing field wear yet remaining tight and complete in 134 pages with no loose, torn or otherwise damaged pages, the myriad of 44 wood cut illustrations will offer pleasant entertainment and reference. <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>

CDV, General Ambrose Powell Hill $150.00

 

CDV, General Leonidas Polk $150.00

 

earlier through mid-1800s sliding temple $135.00

 

original! 1875 edition of The Amateur $85.00

Well-worn from period handling and with a good old char from many a pleasant smoke, this attractive old tobacco pipe shows good age and was hand crafted from nicely figured laurel root.  One can only imagine the inspiration for the grizzly faced figure with a patch over one eye, but the subject will make a nice addition to any vintage folk art or carved tobacco pipe collection.  A popular winter camp project of Civil War troops, this pipe will make a nice companion piece with any 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>


 Standing approximately 9 inches from base to charger top and maker marked <B>AM FLASK & CAP CO.</B>  this sought after powder flask remains in desirable <I>used but not abused</I> condition with an attractive natural age patina, functional and minus the usual heavy dents, scars and seam splits.  Offered here untouched just as it came out of decades of storage, this example may be seen as #570 on page 314 of Ray Rilings classic reference <I>The Powder Flask Book</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>  Best appreciated here by our photo illustrations, this outstanding pair of heavy blacksmith wrought tinsmith shears were skillfully forged from <I>used up</I> file stock and measure approximately 12 1/8 inches in length.  Remaining in exceptional condition while showing unmistakable age and originality with only minimal period use, this fine old pair of shears will date from the mid-1700s through the Civil War era.  This exceptional pair of shears will be of special interest to the antique tool collector and country sheet metal 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>  H 40in. x W 28in. x 8in.

Civil War era hand carved - LAUREL ROOT $95.00

 

ornate Deer / Dogs & Oak Leaf – HUNTING $165.00

 

exceptional early Blacksmith Forged TINS $65.00

 

20 Double pendant lights $0.00

H 48in. x W 28in. x 8in.  H 38in. x D 24in.  H 34in. x D 10in.  H 10in. x W 8in. x D 3in.

6 Double pendant light / w vintage glass $0.00

 

Set of 3 arts / crafts feature lights $0.00

 

Cathedral glass antique glass pendant $0.00

 

SET OF VINTAGE SCONCES $0.00

H 10in. x W 8in. x D 3in.  H 10in. x W 8in. x D 3in.  H 36in. x D 8in.  H 22in. x W 19in. x D 16in.

ANTIQUE WALL SCONCES $0.00

 

VINTAGE WALL SCONCES $0.00

 

RETRO pendant lights. . . . set of 2 $0.00

 

CASH REGISTER $0.00

H 42in. x D 12in.  H 30in. x D 12in.  Offered here is a <U>c. 1852 penned copy</U> of Revolutionary War General and Battle of Bunker Hill participant Samuel Holden Parsons.  Well-worn with good age to include some old tape fold reinforcement, (Visible in our illustrations and easily conserved) the old letter remains solid and clearly legible.   The content will be best described here by inclusion of portions of Gen. Parsons eye witness account:  

      

<I> the Regulars have made a very dear Purchase; tis confidently reported they lost one Genl. officer supposed to be <B>Gen. How</B>; <B>Majr. Pitcairn</B> & <B>Majr. Sheriff</B> <U>are among their Dead</U>, with whole they have lost about 30 officers and not less than 300 privates, besides wounded.  Many imprudencies may be corrected by us by this dear bought victory of theirs.  Each side are making the best preparations in their Power for another Battle which is soon expected.  <B>Lt. Bingham</B> of Lyme</I> [Conn.] <I>who was supposed to be killed is well & returned to camp safe.  <B>Robert Hallam</B> is wounded, he discharged 28 cartridges without retreating one foot, 8 of which was after he was wounded.  <B>Thos. Grosvenor</B> is wounded, the ball went twice thro his hand & wounded him in the breast afterwards,  <B>John Saunders</B> of Lyme wounded.  Capt. ?____ had 10 wounded, two dangerously; none killed;  <B>Capt. Chester</B> 4 killed & 5 wounded, in the whole from Connect, about 25 kild and as many wounded.  The whole loss on our side not less ascertained but I think it will not fall short of 130 kild & wounded.

      We are raising Batteries and should be soon able to do their work if they had Powder sufficient which at present I fear.  Many suppose the number of their Troops exceed our expectation which must be the case if their number of tents are not for a deception which I suspect it to be.  They fought bravely. Were twice repelled by our men & rallied again & forced our intrenchments sword in hand.  We have had nothing few scattering short here since Sunday.  I am pretty well over the fatigue of Saturday night which I spent on the soft side of a rock on my arms amidst  a flood of bombs  & cannons balls but thanks to God but two men were kild & about the same number wounded.</I>

      One of <B>Capt. Chester’s</B> men kild two regulars and wrenched a gun out of the hand of another & shot him dead & bro’t off the gun.  What my fate will be God only knows.  I hope He will give me fortitude.  </I>


      All good fodder for additional research. we did take the time to do a limited search on  the original author Samuel Holden Parsons and found his letters had been published in a volume titled, <I> LIFE & LETTERS of SAMUEL HOLDEN PARSONS / Major General in the Continental Army & Chief Judge if the North Western Territory 1737- 1789</I> .  This record of the original is noted as being penned <U>with the permission of S. H. Parsons</U>, who was likely a son or grandson as the originating Gen. S. H. Parsons the 4th who had long since passed by the date of this circa 1852 copy.  This penned record of Gen. Parsons original written on June 21, 1775 just four days after the Bunker Hill battle, is clearly an example of an early attempt to preserve the writings.  In our quick search for basics on Gen. Parsons we found that he had studied law in Lyme, Connecticut where he was admitted to the bar and began to practice law in 1759.  He was admitted to the General Assembly in 1762.  Relocating to New London Conn. where he became a Revolutionary activist to the point that he wrote <B>Samuel Adams</B><U> suggesting that it was time to form a congress in the colonies and that it was time to discuss colonial independence.</U>  Appointed Major in the 14th Conn. Militia in 1770 and commissioned a colonel in the 6th Connecticut Regiment in 1775.  In June of that year he was <U>ordered to lead his regiment to Boston where he participated in the Battle of Bunker Hill.</U> By the time the British surrendered in Yorktown in July 1782 then <B>Major General Parson</B> had been in continuous service for more than seven years.   A neat piece of Americana!

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 Best described by our photos, this scarce 1700s / early 1800s vintage diamond tipped glass cutting tool remains in pleasing original condition and will be of special interest to period tool enthusiasts.  Will lay in well with any period artisan tool grouping.

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VINTAGE HOLOPHANE LIGHTS X 50 $0.00

 

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18th century penned copy: Revolutionary $175.00

 

18th early 19th century - diamond tippe $55.00

Still housed on old cotton batten in its original  painted 9 ¾ X 12 ½ inch frame just as it was put together, this group Civil War veteran grouping, was the keepsake of <B>Corp. Edward B. Prince</B> late of the <B>10th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry</B> and a member of the <B>Srorer G. A. R. Post # 1</B> in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  Best described by our photo illustration, the group consists of  an 1887, eleventh encampment New Hampshire Veteran Association ribbon, three first half of the 1880s, 10th N. H. Regimental Association ribbons, a GAR cuff or cap button along with a like size Civil War, New Hampshire uniform button, Prince’s G. A. R. membership medal along with a STORER Post envelope addressed to Prince.  The framed display includes a badly deteriorated war time tintype of Prince in uniform. 

      Clearly identifiable as <U>the only other <I>Prince</I> in the 10th NHV was a Gray, Maine resident, before and after the Civil War</U>, Edward B. Prince was an eighteen year old resident of Portsmouth, New Hampshire when he enlisted and mustered in on September, 13, 1862 as a Private of Co. G 10th N. H. V.  Participating in such actions as Fredericksburg  Drewry’s Bluff  Cold Harbor and Petersburg, Edward Prince was promoted to Corporal on May 18, 1864 before being<U>wounded at the battle of Fair Oaks</U> on October 27, 1864.  He was discharged for disability on May 20, 1865.  He resided in Portsmouth after the war and worked in neighboring Kittery.  

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(1818-93) The 4th highest ranking officer in the Confederacy, and one of the best known Confederate Generals to come out of the War Between The States. He graduated #2 in the West Point class of 1838, and was brevetted captain and major for gallantry in the Mexican War. He was in command at Charleston, S.C., in April 1861, during the bombardment and capture of Fort Sumter, and rose to instant fame in the Confederacy. He also saw action at the battles of 1st Manassas and Shiloh, fought in the 1863-64 Charleston, S.C. campaign, and at Bermuda Hundred and Petersburg, Va. Beauregard was a railroad executive in the 1860's and early 1870's and later served as Commissioner of public works in New Orleans, and Adjutant General of the State of Louisiana.


Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. No backmark.


Classic standing view wearing double breasted brigadier general's frock coat with shoulder straps and posing with his arms folded across his chest. This striking image of Beauregard was taken during his first sitting as a Confederate general and was originally made in Charleston in March or April of 1861.  Not a real big deal but this nice mid-19th century, all original, unsharpened and as new, cedar mounted <U>slate</U> pencil will be appreciated by collectors of Civil War era <I>everyday</I>and personal items as well as deep dish antique writing instrument enthusiasts.  <U>Not to be confused with the more commonly encountered <I>graphite</I> pencil</U>, this example has a slate center for use with the personal size writing slate used in the period.  Boldly marked <I>AMERICAN LEAD PENCIL CO. / SCHOOL SLATE 490</I> the piece was manufactured in the Jersey City Heigthts, New Jersey pencil factory set up in 1860 by Edward Weissenborn.  We have only a few of these and are offering them <U>priced individually</U> for the collector who would like one or two.  <B>Don't forget to give our search feature a try</B> for special wants. A simple <B>key word</B> in lower case works best. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !!  This soldiers letter is authored by  Dean W. Tainter while serving as a Pvt. of Co. A <B>13th Mass. Volunteer Infantry</B>.  His four page letter is legibly penned from <I>Camp Jackson </I> in Williamsport,  Maryland and is dated, Feb. 15, 1862.   Tainter had entered service on July 20, 1861 as a twenty-five year old bookkeeper / genealogy author (see: <I> A History and Genealogy of the Descendants of Joseph Taynter</I>  by ‎Dean W. Tainter* [1859] ) who according to his letter had passed up potential advancement in the 16th Mass. in favor of commitment to the 13th as it <I>was composed of American born Boston boys among whom was many of my friends</I> and, <I>was about to start without delay.</I>  Further expressing the recruits common sense of patriotism and eagerness to <I>help keep the old flag flying</I> Pvt. Tainter  advises, <I>I have not regretted my choice yet for the 16th did not leave until Sept. and have remained at Fortress Monroe inactive ever since while we have been in the Potomac from Washington to the Penn. line, had two or three brushes and won for ourselves a name.</I>  Tainter <U>writes of a book he had written</U> and  comments to the reader regarding his post Civil War plans advising that <I>your scheme about the Museum attracts my attention</I> but he has <I> talked of wool growing out west.</I>   Tainter states though, that <I>Antiquities touch a week point in my human nature</I> and advises that he <I>would like to see an inventory of the material which you have to form a Museum.</I>  Indeed, Pvt. Tainter seems to have more heart for <I>antiquities</I> than growing wool as he goes on to write more on the subject, eventually circling back to expressing once more a desire to see an inventory for the proposed museum.    No <I>deep dish</I> Civil War content but the letter is complete, an easy read and offers interesting insight.  Of interest is that according to the HDS database Tainter was <I>discharged for promotion</I> on May 28, 1862 and was commissioned into the U S Navy on that date.  We did find record of Navy service as <I>Acting Ensign</I> but will leave research of his Civil War Navy service to the new owner of his letter. 

            *  Dean W. Tainter’s letter offered here is addressed to <U>Charles M. Taintor</U> (yet another spelling variation) who authored an earlier published (1847) Taynter / Taintor / Tainter family genealogy titled <I> The Genealogy and History of the Taintor  Family, From the Period of Their Emigration From Wales, to the Present Time</I>.   Both works have made their mark and have been considered important enough to be republished through time.  Both are currently well represented in print and on the internet.  In addition to mentioning his own effort at authorship in this letter Dean Tainter recounts a request received for purchase of the work of both men.

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10th New Hampshire Infantry - Civil Wa $235.00

 

CDV, General P. G. T. Beauregard $125.00

 

mid 1800s – SLATE (‘SCHOOL’) PENCIL $18.00

 

c. 1862 - 13th Mass. Infantry - letter o $135.00

Entirely hand stitched and constructed in silk this earlier to mid-1800s ladies bonnet remains in excellent original condition and will best be described by our photo illustrations.   With good evidence of period construction and style while remaining in pleasing condition this black silk bonnet will go nicely in any Mexican War through Civil War era grouping and will be of special interest to the earlier to mid-19th century mourning collector.  A desirable ladies item simply laid out or displayed on your period form.  <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 26in. x D 8in.  H 32in. x D 14in.  H 48in. x D 18in.

earlier to mid-19th century – Ladies Mou $145.00

 

MCM CRYSTAL PENDANTS X4 $0.00

 

VINTAGE INDUSTRIAL LIGHTS $0.00

 

INDUSTRIAL PENDANT LIGHTS $0.00




4 1/4 x 7, imprint.


War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, October 7, 1862


General Orders

No. 153


The Headquarters of Colonel William Hoffman, 3d Infantry, Commissary General of Prisoners, is transferred from Detroit, (Mich.) to Washington, D.C.


By Order Of The Secretary Of War:


L. THOMAS

Adjutant General


Light age toning and wear. The upper left corner of the paper is very slightly clipped. 



Colonel William Hoffman

Commissary General of Prisoners


(1807-84) Born in New York, he was the son of Lieutenant Colonel William Hoffman, who served in the War of 1812. He graduated from West Point in 1829, and was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, 6th U.S. Infantry. He served in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1829; on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Ks., 1829-1831; was in the Black Hawk War, 1832; at Ft. Leavenworth, Ks., 1833; and in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1834-1836. He was promoted to 1st Lieutenant, 6th U.S. Infantry, November 16, 1836. Hoffman was next on frontier duty at Ft. Jesup, La., 1836; at Camp Sabine, La., 1836; and in the Florida War, 1837-1842. He was promoted to Captain, 6th U.S. Infantry, February 1, 1838. He served on recruiting service, 1842; on Frontier Duty at Ft. Smith, Ar., 1843-1846; and in mustering volunteers into service, 1846 before becoming involved in the Mexican War. In Mexico, he was engaged in the march through Chihuahua, 1846; Siege of Vera Cruz, March 9-29, 1847; Battle of Cerro Gordo, April 17- 18, 1847; Skirmish at Amazoque, May 14, 1847; Capture of San Antonio, August 20, 1847; Battle of Contreras, August 19-20, 1847; and Battle of Churubusco, August 20, 1847. He was brevetted to Major, August 20, 1847, for gallant and meritorious conduct in the Battles of Contreras and Churubusco. Hoffman was next engaged in the Battle of Molino del Rey, September 8, 1847; storming of Chapultepec, September 13, 1847; and the assault and capture of Mexico City, September 13-14, 1847. He received a brevet to Lieutenant Colonel, September 8, 1847, for gallant and meritorious conduct in the Battle of Molino del Rey. Following the Mexican War, he was on recruiting duty, 1848-1849; frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Ks., 1849-1850; and at the crossing of the Arkansas, Ks., 1851. He was promoted to Major, 5th U.S. Infantry, April 15, 1851. Hoffman was in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1852. Transferred to the 6th U.S. Infantry, February 20, 1852, he was at Newport Barracks, Ky., 1852-1854; on frontier duty at Ft. Laramie, Dakota Territory, 1854- 1855; on the Sioux Expedition, 1855; at Ft. Laramie, Dakota Territory, 1855-1857; on the Utah Expedition, 1858; on the March to California, 1858; on frontier duty in Mojave Country, 1858-1859; at Benicia, Ca., 1859-1860. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, 8th U.S. Infantry, October 17, 1860. He continued on frontier duty at San Antonio, Tx. where he was made a prisoner of war by the Texas Rebels, and not exchanged until August 27, 1862. He was promoted to Colonel, 3rd U.S. Infantry, April 25, 1862. Hoffman served as Commissary General of Prisoners, at Washington, D. C., to November 3, 1865. He was brevetted to Brigadier General, U. S. Army, October 7, 1864, for faithful and meritorious services during the Civil War, and brevetted to Major General, U. S. Army, March 13, 1865, for faithful, meritorious and distinguished services as Commissary General of Prisoners during the Civil War. Following the Civil War, Hoffman was in command of a Regiment at St. Louis, Mo., December 16, 1865-April 18, 1866; in command of a Regiment at Ft. Leavenworth, Ks., April 18, 1866-March 6, 1868; and Superintendent of the General Recruiting Service to May 1, 1870 when he retired. [Source: Aztec Club].  


<b>Colonel of the 9th Louisiana Infantry</b>


(1818-71) Born in Jefferson County, Tennessee, the 6 1/2 foot tall Peck moved to Louisiana in the early 1840’s and purchased a plantation in Madison Parrish, opposite Vicksburg. He enlisted as a private at Camp Moore, La., on July 7, 1861, and was mustered into the 9th Louisiana Infantry. The first colonel of this hard fighting regiment was Richard Taylor, son of General and President Zachary Taylor. The younger Taylor went on to prominence during the War Between the States and promotion to the rank of lieutenant general. Arriving on the First Manassas, Va. battlefield just after the Union army retreated, thereafter the 9th Louisiana Infantry fought in every engagement that the Army of Northern Virginia participated in. The regiment eventually surrendered at Appomattox with only 64 men and 4 officers left. Peck was promoted to colonel, October 8, 1863, and brigadier general, February 18, 1865. He was paroled at Vicksburg on June 6, 1865. 


Antique photograph, 3 3/4 x 5 1/2. Bust view in Confederate uniform. No imprint. Circa 1800's, post Civil War. Staining on the front and back. Peck is scarce to find any images of.


WBTS Trivia: The 9th Louisiana Infantry had 21 killed and 55 wounded at the battle of Sharpsburg, Md., and 25 killed and 57 wounded at the battle of Chancellorsville, Va.   


<b>To Surgeon of the 2nd Louisiana Cavalry</b>


5 1/2 x 8 1/2, imprinted form, filled out in ink.


Department Of The Gulf, United States Military Telegraph Office, Feby. 3, 1864. By Telegraph from New Orleans. Surgeon R.H. Alexander is sending a positive response to Surgeon John Cooper. Light age toning and wear. Scarce Civil War surgeon to surgeon military telegram.


John Cooper, the recipient of this telegram, served as Surgeon of the 2nd Louisiana Cavalry, 1863-64. 


The sender, Richard H. Alexander, was commissioned Assistant Surgeon, December 2, 1853; Major & Surgeon, June 11, 1862; Brevet Lieutenant Colonel & Surgeon, March 13, 1865; Lieutenant Colonel & Surgeon, December 7, 1884; died March 29, 1889.   


Authentic, original woodcut engraving that has been hand tinted in color and was published in the June 13, 1863 issue of Harper's Weekly. Caption: Home From The War. Delightful scene of Union soldiers just home from the war being welcomed by their wives and sweethearts. 14 3/4 x 10 3/4. Harper's Weekly and date are printed in the margin. Very desirable.

The Hdqtrs. of Commissary General of Pri $10.00

 

Photograph, General William R. Peck $15.00

 

1864 U. S. Military Telegram From New Orl $35.00

 

Home From The War $75.00




<b>Bull Run Russell</b>


(1820-1907) Prominent English war correspondent who developed a reputation as Britain's finest military reporter. He came to America in 1861 to cover the American Civil War for the London Times. When General Irvin McDowell marched his inexperienced troops to the 1st battle of Bull Run, Va., Russell termed them a "rabble" army. Ironically, he was given the nickname "Bull Run" Russell for his panic stricken skedaddle from that battlefield. He published his Civil War experiences, which were titled, "My Diary, North and South." He was knighted in May 1895, and later appointed a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order by King Edward VII.


Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Standing view in full military splendor, with a medal pinned to his chest, and holding sword. Hat with plume sits on top of the studio table at his side. Backmark: E. & H.T. Anthony, New York, made from a photographic negative in Brady's National Portrait Gallery. Light age toning and wear. Very desirable pose in military attire.  


<b>Severely wounded at the battle of Seven Pines, Virginia</b>


(1824-86) Brother of Union General Henry J. Hunt, he graduated in the West Point class of 1847. He served in the Mexican War and in the Pacific Northwest. He saw action in the 1862 Virginia Peninsular campaign under General George B. McClellan and was severely wounded at Seven Pines, Virginia. Following his recovery he was promoted to brigadier general and took part in General John G. Foster's movements against Kinston and Goldsboro, N.C. He later commanded the defenses of New York Harbor. He remained in the U.S. Army after the Civil War, and until his death, he served in various forts around the country.


<u>Partial Document Signed With Rank</u>: 7 3/4 x 6 1/2, in ink. Partial 1853 quartermaster related statement signed by Hunt with rank, "Yr. Obdt. Servt., L.C. Hunt, 1st Lieut. 4th Inf., A.A.Q.M." Addressed to Genl. Thos. S. Jessup, Quarter Master General, Washington City. Docket on the reverse, Lieut. L.C. Hunt, Fort Humboldt, May 4/53. Noted at the bottom is, Recd. July 12/53. Light age toning and wear. Very nice signature with rank and title.


Interesting facts about General Jesup and Fort Humboldt- Thomas S. Jesup, the recipient of this document, was a United States Army officer known as the "Father of the Modern Quartermaster Corps". His 52 year military career was one of the longest in the history of the U.S. Army.


Fort Humboldt, California, where this document originated, was established on a 35 foot high bluff overlooking Humboldt Bay, on January 30, 1853, during the California Gold Rush, by Captain Robert C. Buchanan, 4th U.S. Infantry. The fort was abandoned on September 14, 1867.


Captain Ulysses S. Grant, 4th U.S. Infantry, was posted to Fort Humboldt early in 1854.


In July 1854, Colonel Joseph K.F. Mansfield (later as a Union General he was killed at Antietam during the Civil War) inspected Fort Humboldt and was very complimentary about the garrison. He said, "These troops have done a great deal of work and put up all their quarters. Great credit is due this command for its industry, etc. A good bakery, hospital, store house and magazine have been built, and abundant quarters for officers."


At the beginning of the Civil War, the officers and enlisted men at Fort Humboldt declared their loyalties to the North and South respectively, and were recalled to the east coast to join their new commands. Like many posts in the west, Fort Humboldt was re-garrisoned by California Volunteer troops and became the headquarters of the Humboldt Military District. The district included Fort Bragg, Fort Wright, Fort Gaston, Fort Ter-Waw, Fort Seward and several camps. At the end of the war, the Federal troops returned and re-garrisoned Fort Humboldt.      


<b>Wounded four times during the Civil War!


Colonel 110th Ohio Infantry


United States Congressman from Ohio


Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives</b>


(1836-1932) Born near Springfield, Ohio, he was a lawyer by occupation. He was appointed major of the 3rd Ohio Infantry on April 27, 1861, and was promoted to lieutenant colonel, February 27, 1862. He was then appointed colonel of the 110th Ohio Infantry, September 30, 1862, brevet brigadier general, October 19, 1864, for gallantry in the battles of Opequan, Fisher's Hill and Middletown, Va., and brevet major general, April 9, 1865, for his role in the Appomattox campaign. He was wounded four times during the Civil War: June 13, 1863,  Winchester, Va.; June 14, 1863, Winchester, Va.; May 5, 1864, Wilderness, Va.; and September 19, 1864, Opequan, Va. He later became a major general of volunteers in the Spanish American War, was a U.S. Congressman, from 1877-85, and 1905-11, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, 1881-83, and Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief of the G.A.R., 1871-72.


<u>Signature With Closing From Letter</u>: 3 3/8 x 1 3/4, in ink, "Very Truly Yours, J. Warren Keifer," mounted to piece of an album page. There is a small hole in the paper that has the autograph on it. It causes the loss of the bottom of the "y" in "Very," the bottom of the "T" in "Truly" and it touches the long extension of the "W" in "Warren." There is a very small area of wear with slight paper loss at the upper right edge which does not touch any of the writing. Boldly written.  


<b>United States Congressman from Virginia</b>


(1807-1891) Graduated from West Point in the class of 1825. One of his classmates was Robert E. Lee. He served with great distinction in the Seminole and Mexican Wars, in which he was wounded and brevetted repeatedly. He was commissioned a brigadier general in the Confederate Army in May 1861. The forces he commanded at Harpers Ferry, Va. linked up in time to fight with General P.G.T. Beauregard at 1st Manassas, turning the tide of battle in favor of the Confederacy. This performance earned him a promotion to rank of full general and the command of the Army of Northern Virginia. He fought against General George B. McClellan in the Virginia Peninsular campaign and was severely wounded at the battle of Seven Pines, Va., in May 1862. He was later given the command of the Army of Tennessee which he led in the early stages of the Atlanta campaign. He later opposed General William T. Sherman in the 1865 Carolina's campaign and eventually surrendered his army at Greensboro, N.C., on April 26, 1865. From 1879-81, Johnston served as a U.S. Congressman from his native state of Virginia, and was U.S. Commissioner of Railroads from 1885-91. He died in Washington, on March 21, 1891, supposedly as a result of a cold contracted while marching bareheaded in the rain in the funeral procession of his old Civil War adversary, General William T. Sherman.


Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Half view in uniform with double breasted coat with rank of brigadier general and epaulettes. Period pencil inscription on the reverse, "Genl. Joe Johnston, Commanding Army Potomac." Backmark: E.A. (early 1860's E. Anthony, N.Y. imprint). Excellent.


WBTS Trivia: Not to be confused with the Union Army of the Potomac, the Confederate Army of the Potomac, whose name was short-lived, was the command under Generals' P.G.T. Beauregard and Joseph E. Johnston in the early days of the War Between The States. It fought under this name at the First Battle of Bull Run, Va. which took place on July 21, 1861.

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<b>United States Congressman from Massachusetts


President Abraham Lincoln's & President Andrew Johnson's Minister to China</b>


(1820-70) Born in New Berlin, New York, he attended the University of Michigan, graduated from the law department of Harvard University in 1846, was admitted to the bar and practiced in Boston. He served in the Massachusetts State Senate in 1852; was a member of the Massachusetts constitutional convention in 1853; and served as a U.S. Congressman, 1855-61. In May 1856, Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts delivered an abusive denunciation of President Franklin Pierce and Southerners who sympathized with the pro-slavery violence in Bleeding Kansas. In particular, Sumner lambasted Senator Andrew Butler, a cousin of Congressman Preston Brooks of South Carolina. Three days later, Congressman Brooks advanced upon Sumner while he worked at his desk in the Senate chamber. Using his cane, Brooks beat Sumner into unconsciousness. Brooks received no official censure from the House of Representatives, and was instead hailed as a hero in much of the pro-slavery South. Shortly afterwards, Congressman Burlingame delivered what The New York Times referred to as "the most celebrated speech" of his career; a scathing denunciation of Preston Brooks' assault on Sumner, branding him as "the vilest sort of coward" on the House floor. In response, Brooks challenged Burlingame to a duel, stating he would gladly face him "in any Yankee mudsill of his choosing." Burlingame eagerly accepted; as the challenged party, he had his choice of weapons and location. A well-known marksman, he selected rifles as the weapons, and the Navy Yard on the Canadian side of the U.S. border in Niagara Falls as the location (in order to circumvent the U.S. ban on dueling). Brooks, reportedly dismayed by both Burlingame's unexpectedly enthusiastic acceptance and his reputation as a crack shot, neglected to show up, instead citing unspecified risks to his safety if he were to cross "hostile country" (the northern United States) in order to reach Canada. Burlingame's solid defense of a fellow Bostonian greatly raised his stature throughout the North. He was appointed Minister to China by President Lincoln on June 14, 1861, and served throughout the Lincoln administration, and into the Johnson presidency retiring from this post on November 21, 1867. He then served as China's envoy to the U.S. which resulted in the 1868 landmark "Burlingame Treaty."


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<b>Third President of the United States</b>


(1743-1826) Among the many highlights of "Founding Father" Thomas Jefferson's political career were; principal author of the Declaration of Independence, a representative of Virginia in the Continental Congress, 2nd Governor of Virginia, United States Minister to France, 2nd Vice President of the United States, and 3rd President of the United States.


Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Bust view portrait. No imprint. Light age toning and minor wear. Very fine.  


By David Nevin and The Editors of Time Life Books. Published by Time Life Books, Alexandria, Va., 1986. Hardcover with embossed gray leatherette cover with full color illustration of General William T. Sherman riding with his staff. 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, 175 pages, index, maps, profusely illustrated. Excellent content. New condition.


The Cover: Major General William Tecumseh Sherman, on a black horse, rides with his staff past a group of freed slaves in this painting of Sherman's march to the sea by artist A.J. Carlin. The wholesale destruction of the land's resources by Sherman's troops spread a sense of helplessness through the Confederacy, portending the end of the War.  


By Peter M. Chaitin and The Editors of Time Life Books. Published by Time Life Books, Alexandria, Va., 1984. Hardcover with embossed gray leatherette cover with full color illustration of the Federal fleet engaging Confederate warships on the Mississippi River. 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. Excellent content. New condition.


The Cover: Fires and bursting shells light the surface of the Mississippi River as a Federal invasion fleet engages Confederate warships south of New Orleans early on April 24, 1862. At left, the Federal flagship Hartford trades shots with the turtle shaped ram Manassas and the foundering tugboat Mosher.  


<b>Killed at the Battle of Stones River, Tennessee, in 1862


Had his head blown off by a Confederate artillery shell


Appointment for a captain to report to Colonel William Tecumseh Sherman in Missouri


This document was sent to President Lincoln's first Secretary of War, Simon Cameron


Civil War Date Document Signed</b>


(1821-62) Born at Havana, Cuba, his birth name was "Julio Pedro Garesche de Rocher." He attended Georgetown College in Washington, D.C., 1833-37, and was then appointed as a cadet to the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, graduating in the class of 1841. He received his commission as 2nd lieutenant, on July 1, 1841, and was assigned to the 4th U.S. Artillery. Garesche then served on frontier and garrison duty for the next 5 years, and was promoted to 1st lieutenant on June 14, 1846. During the Mexican War he served with distinction at Camargo, Mexico, and was later appointed to the post of Acting Assistant General of the Rio Grande District, serving in this capacity from 1847-48. He served on the Texas frontier from 1849-51; was on staff duty in the Adjutant General’s office at Washington, D.C., 1852-53; returning to Texas in 1853, he served on recruiting and engineer duty in the Department of Texas; and was back on frontier duty at Fort Brown, Texas, from 1853-55. He was promoted to the rank of brevet captain and A.A.G. on November 9, 1855, and was serving at Washington in 1861 when the Civil War commenced. Declining a commission as brigadier general, instead he accepted a position as staff major, on May 14, 1861. Promoted to lieutenant colonel and A.A.G., on July 17, 1862, he was appointed as "chief of staff" to Major General William S. Rosecrans. Garesche participated in the operations of the Army of the Cumberland, and at the Battle of Stones River, Tenn., on December 31, 1862, while riding alongside of General Rosecrans, he was decapitated by a Confederate cannon ball. General William B. Hazen discovered his lifeless body and removed Garesche’s West Point class ring, and personal bible.


<u>Civil War Date Document Signed</u>: 8 x 10, imprinted form, filled out in ink.


WAR DEPARTMENT

Washington, June 18, 1861


Sir:


You are hereby informed that the President of the United States has appointed you Captain in the Thirteenth Regiment of Infantry, in the service of the United States, to rank as such from the fourteenth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and Sixty one. Should the Senate, at their next session, advise and consent thereto, you will be commissioned accordingly.


Immediately on receipt hereof, please to communicate to this Department, through the Adjutant General's Office, your acceptance or non-acceptance of said appointment; and, with your letter of acceptance, return the Oath herewith enclosed, properly filled up, Subscribed and Attested, reporting at the same time your Age, Residence, when appointed, the State in which Born, and your full Name, legibly written out.


Should you accept, you will at once report in person for orders, to the Colonel of your Regiment, (Col. W.T. Sherman) at Jefferson Bks., Mo.


(To) Simon Cameron

Secretary of War


Capt. Charles C. Smith

13th Regt. Infantry


A true copy


Julius P. Garesche

Asst. Adjt. Genl.


U.S. Office

June 28/61


Light age toning and wear. Very fine. Extremely desirable and rare autograph.


Captain Charles Campbell Smith, the subject of this appointment, was a resident of Indianapolis, Indiana, when he enlisted on April 19, 1861, and was commissioned captain, 10th Indiana Infantry. He was discharged on May 26, 1861, and commissioned captain in the 13th U.S. Infantry. He resigned from the army on November 5, 1864. Smith died on August 20, 1891, and he is buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C., in Site 139-C.


The 13th United States Infantry was reconstituted in May of 1861, with William Tecumseh Sherman appointed as their colonel, and Philip H. Sheridan serving as one of their other captains. Sherman and Sheridan would both go on to become very prominent and influential Union generals' during the American Civil War. The 13th U.S. Infantry earned its motto, "First at Vicksburg," and fought in the battles of Haynes Bluff, Champion's Hill, Black River, and the assault on Vicksburg. The 13th Regiment was the only Union regiment to plant their colors on the Confederate positions at Vicksburg. The 13th U.S. Infantry would later go on to fight in the Spanish American War, and World War II.


<u>WBTS Trivia</u>: Julius P. Garesche was a Catholic in Newark, New Jersey, and he organized the first local conference of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, and was their president. He contributed frequently on Catholic, social and political questions to the New York "Freeman's Journal" and "Brownson's Quarterly Review," and in September 1851, in recognition of his services to the Church, he received the honor and decoration as "Knight of St. Sylvester," which was bestowed upon him by Pope Pius IX.

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By 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 Confederate guerrillas in action. 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. Excellent content. New condition.


The Cover: Peering through a screen of cattails, Confederate guerrillas draw a bead on their foe in a painting by Tennessee artist Gilbert Gaul. Such furtive assaults by irregular troops plagued the Federal Army as it moved through the South, forcing the diversion of thousands of men from the battle fronts to protect the vulnerable Union rear.  


<b>President Lincoln directs that the sentence be carried out</b>


4 x 6 1/2, imprint.


War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, July 31, 1863


General Orders

No. 253


The proceedings of the Military Commission which convened at Fort Yorktown, Virginia, May 4, 1863, pursuant to Special Orders, No. 105, dated Headquarters, 4th Army Corps, Fort Yorktown, Virginia, April 29, 1863, and before which Private George W. Johnson, Company "D," 4th Regiment Delaware Volunteers, was tried, convicted, and sentenced "to be hanged by the neck until he is dead," for the murder of James Holland, a black man, have been submitted to the President of the United States, who directs that the sentence, as promulgated in General Orders, No. 37, Headquarters, Department of Virginia, Seventh Army Corps, May 26, 1863, be carried into execution.


BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:


E.D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant General


Light age toning. Very fine.  


By 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 a ceremony of a flag presentation at Union Square, N.Y.C. 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. Excellent content. New condition.


The Cover: New York City women on the small reviewing stand present the colors to a newly formed regiment, the 20th U.S. Colored Troops, in a ceremony at Union Square in March 1864.  


4 x 6 5/8, imprint.


War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, August 18, 1863


General Orders

No. 287


In the cases of Bugler John O'Brien, of Light Company A, 3d U.S. Artillery, and Musician Samuel Madden, of Company B, 5th U.S. Infantry, and of Private Thomas Lynch, of Company K, 5th U.S. Infantry, tried by Garrison Courts Martial, convened by Special Orders, Nos. 61 and 66, Headquarters, Albuquerque, N.M., June 15 and June 26, 1863, on the charge of "conduct prejudicial to good order and military discipline," the charge should have been laid under the 45th Article of War, the specifications charging them with drunkenness while on duty. The suspension of the sentences by the Department Commander is approved, and they are inoperative, not having been awarded under or in accordance with the proper Article of War, which specifies the kind of punishment for the offence of which they were convicted.


Bugler O'Brien, Musician Madden, and Private Lynch, will be released from confinement and returned to duty.


BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:


E.D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant General


Light age toning and wear.

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