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8 pages. From The Army of the Potomac. The Battle of Falling Waters. An Official Dispatch from Gen. Meade Refuting Gen. Lee's Denial. The Report of General Kilpatrick. A New Rebel Camp Discovered. Changes and Promotions. General Meade and the Army. A Letter From General Sickles. Naval Movements. Reception of the Flagship Hartford by the Navy Yard. Effect of the Rebel Fire on Our Vessels. Survey of the Steamer Richmond. Mysterious Naval Battle. A United States Gunboat and a Rebel Privateer Engaged on the Coast of Maine. The Battle Witnessed by a Number of Persons. No Official Report of the Affair. Jeff Davis Captured Correspondence. The Indian War. Fight on the Missouri River. All the Indians This Side of the Rocky Mountains Hostile. News From Fortress Monroe. Advice From Charleston. The Draft. Who Are Deserters? Skedaddlers Arrested. Important From California. Trouble With the Secessionists in the Southern Counties. The Operations Against Vicksburg. General Grant's Report. The National Draft. Report of the Judge Advocate to the Governor of New York. The Metropolitan Police. Their Service During the Riot Week. Their Honorable Record. Affairs in Tennessee, and much more war news. Light edge wear.  A white ironstone Sugar in the Victor shape. Potted by F Jones + Co. Ca. 1868. It is 8 inches H. Mint condition with a tiny chigger on inside rim of lid.  A white ironstone Teapot in the popular Laurel Wreath shape. Elsmore + Forster. Ca. 1867. Mint condition with excellent color and detail. 8 1/2 inches H.  A white ironstone tureen lid in the Fig shape. Made by Wedgwood or Davenport. Ca. 1856. Excellent color and detail. Mint condition. 8 1/2 inches OD., inside lip is 6 5/8 inches OD.

The New York Times, August 13, 1863 $35.00







White ironstone Vegetable in the Corn + Oats shape. Made by Wedgwood. Ca. 1863. It is 11 inches lg. handle to handle. Mint condition with no chips, hairlines or crazing. Minor spotting inside that will clean up. Crisp detail and color.  

<b>Commander of the 6th Pennsylvania Cavalry</b>

Civil War patriotic imprint with an excellent illustration of Colonel Richard H. Rush wearing a Hardee hat with plume and cavalry insignia. Published by Magee, 316 Chestnut St., Phila. 5 x 3. Rare.

WBTS Trivia: Richard H. Rush graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point on July 1, 1846.


Edited by Michael Burlingame. Published by the Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, Maryland, 1998. Hard cover with dust jacket, 291 pages, index, new condition.

With this volume Michael Burlingame exhumes yet another valuable but largely forgotten trove of Lincolniana. Noah Brooks observed Lincoln almost daily in various settings, and with a reporter's keen eye for detail.

During the Civil War, few outside Abraham Lincoln's immedite circle of family, friends, and advisers had as much access to the president as the young journalist Noah Brooks. Brooks had lived in Illinois where he first met Lincoln before migrating to California. The Sacremento Daily Union posted him to Washington, D.C., in 1862. From the Union capital, Brooks filed dispatches that were unusually candid, not only because he and the president were so close but also because of the long delay between the time Lincoln disclosed something to Brooks and the time the issue of the Sacremento Daily Union containing that information could reach Washington. Meeting with Lincoln nearly daily during the last two and a half years of the war, Brooks witnessed firsthand the president's actions and was privy to his thoughts and feelings about political enemies and the evolving purpose of the war. The relationship was such that Brooks was slated to be the president's personal secretary during the second term.

Brooks's famous 1895 memoir, Washington in Lincoln's Times, included none of the raw material- wartime dispatches, selected letters, and personal reminiscences- which Michael Burlingame collects for the first time in Lincoln Observed. This new volume provides a singular perspective on Lincoln's last years and a solid appraisal of the president's personality and politics. It also reveals much about Washington politics during those anxious times and reflects public opinion in the North about the conduct of the war. Lincoln Observed offers an intimate portrait of Abraham Lincoln and a riveting insider's account of Washington during the Civil War.  

Sixth plate ambrotype of seated Union officer wearing a single breasted frock coat with shoulder straps. His coat is worn open to show his military vest. He poses next to a table with a book visible on top. Comes in a full leather case with brass mat, keeper and glass. Very sharp and clear image. The original photograph is much clearer than the scan indicates.



Colonel Richard H. Rush $35.00


Lincoln Observed, Civil War Dispatches o $25.00


Ambrotype, Union Officer $250.00

Large coat size button, Albert LA. 24a, monogram two piece button with interlaced PG initials. 20mm, with backmark of T.W. & W., Paris, complete with shank with anchor and bomb. This button came from a coat found in Houston in the early 1970's from which Albert obtained the buttons and used to illustrate in his excellent reference book. It comes with a note [copy] by Albert written in 1975 expressing his gratitude in obtaining several of these buttons. The Pelican Guards were Company B, organized on October 26th, 1861, [Orleans] and they served aboard the floating battery New Orleans at Columbus, Kentucky, and at Island #10, Tennessee, where they were captured, on April 8th, 1862. Very desirable.  

The Nashville was destroyed by the Union ironclad monitor Montauk in the Ogeechee River off Fort McAllister, Georgia, on February 28, 1863. 

Clump of pine resin that was originally shipped in casks. Desirable Confederate blockade runner relic.      

<b>Killed in 1863</b>

(1820-63) Graduated in the West Point class of 1842 with James Longstreet. He saw service in the Indian campaigns and was brevetted captain and major for gallantry in the Mexican War. He resigned from the U.S. Army on Jan. 31, 1861, in order to join the Confederacy. Commissioned brigadier general on June 5, 1861, he was assigned to Texas where some of the Union forces there surrendered to him. Promoted to major general on September 19, 1861. The following January he was appointed commander of the Army of the West in the Trans-Mississippi theater where he fought at Elkhorn Tavern. Transfered to the Army of Mississippi, he served at Corinth and Vicksburg. Placed in charge of General John C. Pemberton's cavalry, he destroyed General Grant's supply depots at Holly Springs, Miss., an important achievement in disrupting Grant's Vicksburg operations. He was murdered in his headquarters in May 1863 by a Dr. Peters, who alleged Van Dorn had violated the sanctity of his home!

Authentic, portrait engraving, in uniform, with printed facsimile autograph below. Etched by Charles B. Hall, New York. 12 x 16. Comes with printed biographical record outlining the military career of General Van Dorn. Scarce. 


Civil War patriotic imprint with vignette of sailing ships with caption below, "A Group of Piratical Buzzards of the C.S.A. surrounding an unarmed Merchant Ship of honest Union men, 1861." Harpel Excelsior Printing Rooms, Cincinnati. 5 1/4 x 3. Scarce.

Confederate Louisiana Pelican Guard Butt $125.00


Relic From the Confederate Blockade Runn $10.00


Confederate General Earl Van Dorn $50.00


A Group of Piratical Buzzards of the C. S $20.00

Sixth plate tintype of a Union soldier wearing a kepi and sporting a striped bow tie. The image is housed in a worn half leather covered case with brass mat, keeper and glass. Very fine image. The subject is sharp and clear.  

Sixth plate tintype of a seated Union cavalryman wearing a kepi, shell jacket with the piping tinted gold, rectangular eagle belt plate, and posing with one arm on a studio table. The image is housed in a worn half leather covered case with brass mat, keeper and glass. Very fine image. The original photograph is much sharper than the scan indicates.  

Civil War patriotic imprint with vignette of a horse drawn artillery battery with imprint below, "Uncle Sam's Boys on a Pleasure Excursion to Dixie." 4 3/4 x 2 3/4.  Thumbtack pierced at the top where it was once posted likely by the proud <I>dog track dandy</I> posing with dog and trophy, this neat old piece of Americana shows eye pleasing evidence of age bears a period inscription on the back, <I> Papa – in 1870-1</I>.  Collectors of dog track memorabilia will recognize this as a very early example of the sport here in the U. S. with most references dating the beginning of dog track racing here as early 1900s.  As with <U>all direct sales</U>, we are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with refund of the purchase price upon return as purchased!</B>  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!

Tintype, Federal Infantryman $125.00


Tintype, Union Cavalryman $225.00


Uncle Sam's Boys on a Pleasure Excursion $15.00



A classic old Masonic hall ironstone coffee cup, totally original and in fine condition with no chips, dings, cracks or imperfections of any kind.  Illustrated here with a U. S. quarter for size comparison this neat old lodge hall cup sports a Masonic device on one side and the emblem of the Eastern Star on the other.  Not a big deal but for the Masonic collector a nice piece of turn of the century Americana without spending a lot of money.  Some of us old-timers can still attest to the pleasantness of a cup of <I>joe</I> from one of these heavy old pottery cups.  <B>ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!!</B>  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!

 A nice <B>CARTER’S INK</B> embossed stoneware master ink with the early <B>STIFF & SONS LAMBETH</B> potter marking.  (James Stiff commenced his pottery in 1842 then in 1863 he brought his sons aboard to create Stiff & Sons in Lambeth.)  The bottle stands approximately 6 inches and retains a portion of the original paper label.  <B> CARTER’S WRITING FLUID</B> is desirable on the age discolored label.  All in nice original condition with no chips, cracks or crazing and nice smooth glaze. A nice companion item with antique writing instruments and equipment.  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !

 A wonderful example of the 1700s common man’s reading spectacles, this pair is offered complete and original, even to the remains of period ribbon.  Just as they came out from decades of attic storage!  Crudely made of common black iron in the classic style of the colonial 1700s these spectacles will display nicely laid out on any period book, map or chart.   Another one of those common to the period items of everyday life that seldom survived to reach the modern day historian. 

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 A scarce Civil War veteran medal of the hard fought <B>1st Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry</B>, we have seen only two others, both as does this example, bearing the identification of a <U>killed in action</U> member of the 1st Mass. Vols.   Held in place by a silver stick pin suspension bearing <I>1st Regt. M. Vols.</I> on its face, a sturdy but well-worn red, white and blue cloth suspension with silver slide holds a cast mini-ball shaped medal.  The silvered projectile medal features the Massachusetts crest <I>HOOKER’S DIVISION</I> superimposed around an applied enameled oval bearing the names of  some of the major Regimental engagements.  (<I>Blackburn’s Ford – Fair Oaks – Glendale – Malvern Hill – Fredericksburg</I>  The name <I>G. D. Trim</I> and <I>Co. B</I> appear on the base ring of the mini-ball.  George D. Trim was an eighteen year old resident of East Boston when he enlisted and was mustered in on September 1,1862 as a Private of Co. B 1st Mass. Volunteer Infantry.  One among twenty-six, killed or died of wounds, seventy-seven wounded and twenty missing in action for a total loss to the 1st Mass. of one hundred and twenty-three at Gettysburg Pvt. Trim was killed in action there on July 2, 1863. As to condition, this offering remains as found after decades of storage.  Tarnished with a well-worn but solid cotton suspension, the piece retains an old straight pin on the back which we suspect is a period compensation for a missing stick-pin shaft. Time and period wear have taken away bits of blue enamel on the   applied engagement escutcheon.  All in all a scarce piece from a desirable regiment with Gettysburg association and a pleasing collection addition to those who appreciate period use and good evidence of originality.  <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>

antique Masonic / Eastern Star - Lodge H $35.00


Carter’s Writing Fluid - STONEWARE MAST $75.00


18th Century Iron Framed SPECTACLES $135.00


1st Mass. Vol. Infantry ‘FALLEN COMRADE $375.00

A white ironstone soup tureen base without the lid in the Divided Gothic shape(we think). Potted by Anthony Shaw. Ca. 1850s. 10 panel. 10 inch OD., 8 1/4 inches recessed area for lid. Excellent condition with minor wear on inside rim and some crazing. Nice color and handles.  Six(6) Blue + White Sponge Decorated Soup Bowls. Unknown maker. Ca. 1840-50s. Beautiful sponging with colors varying on each bowl. 9 1/2 inches D., 1 1/2 inches H. Mint condition. Price is for all 6.  A white ironstone pitcher in the Wheat in the Meadow shape. AKA Prairie Flowers. Potted by Powell + Bishop. Ca. 1869. It is 10 inches H. to the handle. It has been used. Wear on the high points and a seam separation on the handle(all pictured).  A four(4) pc. white ironstone Sauce Tureen in the Sydenham shape. Potted by T + R Boote. Ca. 1853. Excellent color and crisp detail. Mint condition with no flaws. 9 inches H., underplate is 8 1/2 inches lg., ladle is 7 inches lg.








The "Minho" ran the Union blockade between Charleston and Bermuda. On October 2nd, 1862, she ran aground and was struck by a shell from the U.S.S. "Flambeau," while trying to enter Charleston Harbor. Her cargo consisted of arms for the Confederate Army. 

Three English Enfield percussion caps. Desirable Confederate blockade runner relics.  

<b>State Chemist of Texas, was in charge of the Texas Percussion Cap Factory in Austin, and he served with the Confederate Nitre and Mining Bureau during the War Between The States</b>

(1825-1903) Born in Bavaria, he was educated at the University of Munich and participated in the 1848 revolution against the king. He later emigrated to the United States and settled in Kingston, Tennessee where he built a cottonseed oil mill. In 1856, DeRyee moved to New Braunfels, Texas, and while there he experimented with photographic systems that did not use silver or mercury and developed a photographic system called homeography. The process used photography to make multiple copies of drawings and was used to print Texas Cotton Bonds during the Civil War. DeRyee earned a living by photography and lantern slide exhibitions. He exhibited photographic transparencies, which he produced on glass. He made an album of photographs of the Eighth Texas Legislature, and two famous photographs of Governor Sam Houston in 1860. With Ben McCulloch, he accompanied the Texas troops that secured the capitulation of San Antonio and recorded the surrender. At the beginning of the War Between the States DeRyee was appointed state chemist and put in charge of the Texas Percussion Cap Manufactory in Austin by the Texas Military Board on January 11, 1862. He was the only chemist west of the Mississippi who knew how to make fulminate of mercury, and he personally prepared all that was produced from the Texas Military Board. Toward the end of the war he served with the Confederate Nitre and Mining Bureau, and he developed several important sources of nitrate from the bat caves of Central Texas. As a part of developmental research, he worked out a procedure for making gun cotton and demonstrated its value as an explosive in marine torpedoes. Source: Texas State Historical Association

<u>Manuscript Receipt</u>: 6 3/4 x 3 1/2, in ink. Corpus Chrisit, Dec. 16th, 1879. Received of Mr. W.N. Gullett Seventy five Dollars for one Iron gray Horse. Wm. DeRyee. Light age toning. Very fine.     


Civil War patriotic imprint with full color vignette of a Union sentinel on guard with his musket with fixed bayonet standing next to an American flag flying on a pole, an eagle is perched on a large rock behind him. The soldier is overlooking the water with a sailing vessel in view. Slogan below, "Our Army and Navy Forever." 5 3/8 x 3 1/8.  

Sixth plate tintype of a seated Union officer sporting a goatee beard and wearing a single breasted frock coat with shoulder straps, rectangular eagle belt plate, gauntlets, and holding his slouch hat. The image is housed in a half leather covered case with brass mat, keeper and glass. Very fine image.

Relics From the Confederate Blockade Run $10.00


William De Ryee Sells a Horse in Texas $45.00


Our Army and Navy Forever $15.00


Tintype, Union Officer Wearing Gauntlets $195.00

(1832-1913) The 29 year old Prince de Polignac came to the Confederacy with a distinguished record in the Crimean War, and was named Lieutenant Colonel and Chief of Staff to General P.G.T. Beauregard on July 16, 1861. After fighting at Corinth, he was named brigadier general on January 10, 1863 and served under General Richard Taylor in the Red River campaign of 1864. Put in command of a Texas Brigade, he met with disapproval, hostility and the nickname, "Polecat." He soon won their respect and admiration as a combat leader moving up to division command at Sabine Cross Roads, and on June 13, 1864 was appointed major general. About 6 foot 4 inches tall, and thin, he was a gallant and talented soldier as well as one of the war's most romantic figures. His statue is on the Sabine Cross Roads battlefield.

Authentic, portrait engraving, in uniform, with printed facsimile autograph below. Etched by Charles B. Hall, New York. 12 x 16. Comes with printed biographical record outlining the military career of General Polignac during the War Between The States.  Rare.  A white ironstone Vegetable in the Hyacinth shape. Wedgwood + Co. Ca. 1860s. 9 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches ID. Mint condition with slight wear on one handle.  A white ironstone Vegetable in the Laurel shape. Potted by Wedgwood + Co. Ca. 1860s. Wonderful crisp detail and color. Mint condition. 11 x 7 3/4 inches OD.  

(1807-1870) Born at Stratford, in Westmoreland County, Va. Son of the legendary Revolutionary War hero, "Lighthorse Harry" Lee. Graduated #2 in the West Point class of 1829 without a single demerit to his name in 4 years! He emerged from the Mexican War with one wound, three brevets for gallantry, a brilliant reputation, and the ever lasting esteem of the commanding General of the U.S.A., Winfield Scott, who said Lee was "the very best soldier that I ever saw in the field." Served as Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy, 1852-55, and commanded the detachment that captured John Brown at Harper's Ferry in 1859. Turned down the command of the Union Army in 1861, as he said he could never raise his sword against his native Virginia. Instead he was appointed commander of all military forces of Virginia, and soon after general in the Regular Army of the Confederate States of America. During the War Between The States, he commanded the Army of Northern Virginia at such battlefields as 2nd Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Petersburg, Richmond and Appomattox. His reputation became legendary and he might very well be the most famous soldier in American history! In the last years of his life, he served as president of Washington College at Lexington, Va. (now Washington & Lee Univ.) where he is buried in the chapel.

Antique photographic print affixed to an old thick paper mount. Image size is 2 x 3 1/2. Mount size is 2 7/8 x 4 3/8. Bust view portrait in civilian attire with signature printed in the image. This view was taken by Charles Rees of Richmond, Virginia circa 1867. This print is very late 1800's or early 1900's vintage. Staining to mount. Image is nice.

Confederate General Camille Armand Jules $50.00






General Robert E. Lee $50.00

Three(3) white ironstone Cups + Saucers in the Chinese shape. Potted by T + R Boote. Ca. 1858. Saucers are 5 3/4 inches D., cups are 3 1/4 inches D., 2 3/4 inches H. Mint condition except one cup has a tight hairline on one panel. I tried to take a picture- looks like crazing. Price is for all.  A blue + white sponge decorated serving dish or platter. Ca. 1850s. It is 8 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches, 1 3/4 inches H. Mint condition. Decorated inside and out, embossed rim.  

<b>United States Congressman from Tennessee

Document Signed</b> 

(1836-1911) Born in Giles County, Tennessee, he graduated from Western Military Institute, in Nashville, in 1859. At the outbreak of the war, he enlisted in the 11th Tennessee Infantry, and by December 1862 he was their colonel. After service in east Tennessee, he fought in the battles of Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, the Atlanta campaign, and Franklin, Tenn., where he was wounded and captured. He was held as a prisoner of war at Fort Warren, Boston, until his release in July 1865. His commission as brigadier general was dated August 15, 1864. After the war he studied law and commenced a practice in Memphis. He then held a number of public offices in city and state government, culminating with his election in 1906 as a U.S. Congressman. He was the last Confederate General to sit in the Congress of the United States. He also served as commander-in-chief of the United Confederate Veterans.

<u>Document Signed</u>: 8 1/2 x 3, imprinted bank check, filled out in ink. Columbia, Tenn., 3/25, 1899. Made out to Frierson & Embry in the amount of Eight Dollars and 52 cents, for the purchase of seeds. Stamped at upper left, Paid, Maury National Bank, Mar. 25 1899, Tenn., with two cents red U.S. Internal Revenue tax stamp. Cut cancelled at center. Nicely signed at bottom right, G.W. Gordon. Endorsed on the reverse.  A blue + white sponge decorated baker. Ca. 1850s. Wonderful dark blue. It is 9 3/4 x 8 inches, 2 inches H. Decorated inside and out. Mint condition.





Autograph, Confederate General George W. $125.00



A blue + white sponge decorated brush holder. Ca. 1850s. Nice dark blue. 4 3/4 inches H., 3 1/4 inches D. at the top. Mint condition.  A blue + white sponge decorated pitcher. Ca. 1850s. It is 6 1/2 inches H. Embossed handle, raised ring on top and bottom. Mint condition. Nice dark blue.  A blue + white sponge decorated pitcher. Ca. 1850s. 6 1/2 inches H. Scalloped and embossed rim. Mint condition. Nice coloration.  

<b>Written by Clark S. Edwards, Colonel of the regiment

He commanded the 5th Maine during the battle of Gettysburg!

Promoted to Brevet Brigadier General

"We are still in camp near the C.H. and I do not see much prospect of a move at present as the roads are awful and are growing still worse as the rains come. We have not received a mail of late and do not think we shall at present as the roads are almost impassable at the present time"</b>  

(1824-1903) Edwards was 37 years old when the news of the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter reached the small town of Bethel, Maine.  He was high on a ladder shingling his roof and he immediately climbed down, obtained permission from the appropriate authorities to form a company of volunteers, and set out to gather recruits from Bethel and the surrounding towns.  This group of men became Company I, of the 5th Maine Volunteer Infantry, with Edwards commissioned as their captain on June 24, 1861.  He rose through the ranks and was appointed colonel of the regiment, on January 8, 1863, commanding the 5th Maine Infantry from that date forward. He was promoted to brevet brigadier general, on March 13, 1865, for his gallant and meritorious Civil War service record.

The 5th Regiment Maine Volunteer Infantry was one of the first Maine regiments to be mustered into the Union Army.  They fought in many battles from 1st Bull Run to Petersburg.  During the battle of Rappahannock Station the regiment is credited with capturing 4 Confederate battle flags and 1,200 prisoners.  Known as one of Maine's best fighting regiments, it captured more prisoners than the entire number of men who served in the regiment, and three times the number of battle flags than any other Maine regiment.  After three long years of hard fought service only 193 men were mustered out of the regiment when their term of service expired.  Among their battle honors are written the names of 1st Bull Run, Gaines' Mill, 2nd Bull Run, Crampton's Gap, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Rappahannock Station, Rapidan Crossing, Mine Run, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor and Petersburg.

2 pages, 5 x 8, one page is in ink, and the other one is in pencil. Comes with cover addressed in the hand of Edwards to his wife Mrs. C.S. Edwards, Bethel, Maine, [thus autographed] with partial Washington, D.C.  postmark and 3 cents rose George Washington postage stamp. 

<b><u>Thursday, P.M., [November]* 20th/62</b></u>

As I have no chance of sending your letters to Hd. Qrs. today, I thought I would add a little more with it.  I want you to send me with my coats a flannel shirt, something that is good made of fine English blue plaid if you can find it.  Make them long enough to cover my lower extremities.  I have been expecting Chas. here for some time but as we have been on the move all the time if he comes it will be hard for him to find us.  The best way for him to get here is to come by Aquia Creek & take the R.R. and come by on to Fredericksburg, or find some conveyance to Brook’s Division and I think it will be Smith’s Corps and Franklin’s Grand Corps.


Friday noon- as I have not had a chance to send this to the Post Office I thought I would put in a line or two more.  We are still in camp near the C.H. ** and I do not see much prospect of a move at present as the roads are awful and are growing still worse as the rains come.  Yesterday was very rainy, also last night, but today it has rained but little.  We have not received a mail of late and do not think we shall at present as the roads are almost impassable at the present time.  The boys are all about the same that is the Bethel boys.  Dan Stearns is not very well and if he does not get better I shall try to get him discharged.  Brown’s boys are well.  The Clever fellow is back to the Hospital somewhere.  Dave is well.  Bryce is quite smart but I think is homesick.  I have not heard from Sue Sawyer of late. 

Light age staining and wear. The letter is unsigned. As Edwards mentions, these few lines were in addition to another letter he had written. Since the roads were impassable and the mail was not going out that day, he wanted to take advantage of the extra time he was afforded and add some more lines to his wife. These two pages were separated from the other letter somewhere in time. However, this came out of a large group of war date letters written by Colonel Edwards so rest assured that the ID is absolutely correct. The envelope further corroborates the ID. Interesting content written shortly before the battle of Fredericksburg, Va.

* I consulted a Civil War calendar and Thursday the 20th was in November 1862. Other letters written by Edwards at the time indicate that the 5th Maine Infantry were quartered near Stafford Court House, Virginia.

** Stafford Court House, Virginia







5th Maine Infantry Letter $85.00

Civil War patriotic imprint with illustration of Colonel Joshua T. Owen of the 69th Pennsylvania Volunteers. 5 3/8 x 3. Light staining and corner wear. Rare.

Joshua T. Owen was later promoted to Brigadier General in the Union Army.

***Please read the history about these Union patriotic imprints recently discovered in their individual category section on the website. CIVIL WAR MEMORABILIA/Patriotic Imprints.  

(1820-66) Born in Prince Edward County, Virginia, he was successively a resident of Missouri, where he received his education at Marion College; Mississippi, where he taught school and became a lawyer and planter; and Louisiana, where he was a member of the legislature for two terms. Meantime he studied law at Harvard, traveled in Europe, and saw service in the Texas War for Independence. He enlisted as a private in the Confederate Army and was immediately elected lieutenant colonel of the 4th Louisiana Infantry, and shortly colonel. He was first wounded at Shiloh in April 1862; and his leg was so shattered at Baton Rouge, La., in August of that year as to compel him to walk on crutches for the remainder of his life. He was appointed brigadier general on August 19, 1863. General Allen's most distinguished service was as governor of Louisiana during the last year of the war. Faced with enormous difficulties, his accomplishments in shoring up the economy of the Trans-Mississippi Department were unequalled. He was certainly one of the finest administrators produced by the Confederacy. After helping to negotiate the surrender of the forces under General Kirby Smith, he went to Mexico City, where he established an English language newspaper. His death occurred there on April 22, 1866. He is buried in Baton Rouge, on the grounds of the old state capitol. Source: Generals in Gray

Authentic, portrait engraving, in Confederate uniform, with printed facsimile autograph below. Etched by Charles B. Hall, New York. 12 x 16. Scarce, especially in this large format.      

Civil War patriotic imprint with vignette of gun boats on a river with a mortar being fired and the imprint below, "Have you heard from our Gun Boats?" Light staining. 5 3/8 x 3 1/8.  

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

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

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

Headquarters Military Division of the Pacific, 

San Francisco, Cal., January 15, 1872

Special Orders, No. 12 

Captain Robert P. Wilson, 5th Cavalry, will proceed to his station in the Department of Arizona without delay.

By Order Of Major General Schofield


Assistant Adjutant General 

Large ink signature at the bottom, Wm. M. Wherry, above his printed title of Aide-de-Camp

Stamped below his signature, Capt. G.C. Smith, A.Q.M., San Francisco, Jan. 16, 1872.

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

Light age toning and wear.

Colonel J. T. Owen, 69th Regiment Pennsyl $35.00


Confederate General Henry W. Allen $35.00


Have You Heard From Our Gun Boats $15.00


Autograph, General William M. Wherry $45.00

<b>He also served in the 1st Indiana Cavalry</b>

Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Bust view in single breasted uniform coat with shoulder straps visible. Displayed in fancy oval medallion frame design. Light staining and edge wear to the card mount. Backmark: W.T. Worthington, New Albany, Indiana. This photograph was identified from an autographed cdv of Bennett that was signed, "James H. Bennett, Surg. 46th U.S.C. Infty." I will include a xerox copy of the signed image. Scarce.

James H. Bennett, was a resident of Crawford County, Indiana, when he enlisted as a private on August 20, 1861, and was mustered into Co. E, 1st Indiana Cavalry. He was discharged for promotion on April 16, 1863, and commissioned into the field and staff as a surgeon in the 46th United States Colored Infantry. He was mustered out of the service on January 30, 1866.     

Confederate patriotic cover with vignette of the South Carolina flag with palmetto tree and moon and slogan below, "We Are Seven." Light wear. "Necessity" cover which looks like it was made out of a piece of stationary.  


3 x 4 1/2, imprint.

Full color vignette of a Confederate shield flanked by Confederate 1st National flags, and a shield with the Virginia State Seal and motto, Sic Semper Tyrannis. The slogan, THUS WILL IT EVER BE WITH TYRANTS" is printed above, and "VIRGINIA THE MIGHTY" is printed below. Below this is a larger oval Virginia State Seal with their motto, "Sic Semper Tyrannis." Light age toning and wear. Two very tiny paper chips and tears at the top edge. Very desirable Virginia Confederate secession card.

These were used to express Confederate patriotism and oftentimes pinned to clothing or proudly displayed in the window of a Southern home.  

(1822-1900) Born in Fredericksburg, Va., he graduated from the University of Virginia in 1842. He commenced the study of law but soon obtained an appointment to West Point from which he graduated in 1846. His antebellum record in the regular army was distinguished and included the brevet of 1st lieutenant for gallantry at Cerro Gordo in the Mexican War. His first post in the Confederacy was as colonel and chief of staff to General Earl Van Dorn, then commanding in the Trans-Mississippi. He was promoted to brigadier general for gallantry at Pea Ridge on March 18, 1862. He also fought gallantly at Iuka and Corinth and was appointed major general November 4, 1862. After brief service at Vicksburg and in East Tennessee, he assumed command at Mobile, which he most ably defended until its capture in 1865. In 1868 he was the founder of the Southern Historical Society.

Authentic, portrait engraving, in Confederate uniform, with printed facsimile autograph below. Etched by Charles B. Hall, New York. 12 x 16. Comes with printed biographical record outlining the military career of General Maury during the War Between The States. Scarce, especially in this large format.

CDV, Surgeon James H. Bennett, 46th U. S. $165.00


South Carolina Patriotic Cover, We Are S $75.00


Confederate Secession Card $150.00


Confederate General Dabney H. Maury $40.00

A white ironstone Vegetable in the Lily of the Valley shape. Potted by Anthony Shaw. Ca. 1860s. Excellent color and crisp detail. Mint condition with no chips or hairlines. Minor wear on he bowl rim. The bowl is 8 1/2 inches lg.  A white ironstone Gravy in the Corn + Oats shape. Potted by Davenport. Ca. 1863. It is 8 1/4 inches lg. Excellent detail and color. Excellent condition with only a spider on the bottom and a slight discoloration spot on the rim.  A white ironstone Gravy in the Ceres shape. Made by Elsmore + Forster. Ca. 1850s. Excellent color and crisp detail. near mint condition with some wear-roughness on one area of foot. 8 1/4 inches lg.  

<b>Photographer's Advertising Imprint

Mentions General William T. Sherman & Sergeant Boston Corbett</b>

5 1/2 x 8 1/2, imprint, with vignette of an eagle in flight carrying an American flag.


Soldiers' National Re-Union

Caldwell, Ohio

September 15th and 16th, 1874

This brilliant encampment, honored as it was by the presence of General W.T. Sherman himself, Boston Corbett, Chaplain McCabe, and other distinguished men, besides ten thousand soldiers and citizens was photographed in eight views by D.C. Pierce, photographer, Caldwell, Ohio, as follows:

1. Parade Ground and Camp

2. Soldiers forming for Parade

3. Parade, Battle Flags and People

4. Forming for the Charge

5. Charging Breastworks

6. Capturing Cannon

7. Grand Return March to Camp

These Photos are twenty five cents each.


Please name which one you desire.

Also, a large Solar View, showing: The Whole Line of Battle; The Old Battle Flags; The Artillery; Ten Thousand Spectators; The Railroad Track; Headquarters and the Entire Camp; in one colossal view. This is a fine Albumen Print; 8 x 10, $1; 10 x 12, $1.50; 11 x 14, $2. This is a very fine picture, and every family should have one.

Send in orders at once, with the money, and the pictures will be promptly mailed to any address. I have also fine photographs of Boston Corbett and Private Dalzell, for 25 cents, sent on receipt of price.




Light age toning and wear. Small paper chips at the corners. Very desirable Ohio photographer's advertising imprint. Scarce.







1874 Soldiers' National Re-Union Broadsi $50.00

A white ironstone lidded Punch Bowl and 6 cups in the President shape. made by John Edwards. Ca. 1855. The bowl is 9 3/4 inches D., 6 1/4 inches H. without he lid. Beautiful color and detail. Mint condition with no crazing, hairlines or chips. The cups are 2 3/4 inches D., 3 3/4 inches H.  

3 1/4 x 6 1/4, engraved card, done by the Western Bank Note & Engraving Co., Chicago. Features a beautiful portrait of President Lincoln with his famous 1864 letter to Mrs. Lydia Bixby, of Boston, Mass., who had five sons killed during the Civil War, printed below. Facsimile signature is printed at the bottom of this ornately designated card. Circa early 1900's. Signed in ink on the reverse, Carl W. Sachs, Columbus, Ohio. Imprinted below is: "Dear Friend- Please Add This To Your "Lincoln" Collection With My Compliments And All Good Wishes. As Ever" with printed label, "Raymond V. Bahr, Springfield, Illinois." 1321 So. 4 St. is written in ink below the label. Very fine and desirable.

Raymond V. Bahr, was a Springfield, Illinois businessman and member of the Lincoln Centennial Association.  


<b>Who was mortally wounded at the Battle of Chickamauga, Ga. in 1863</b>

<u>General Preston Smith</u>: (1823-63) Born in Giles County, Tennessee, he attended Jackson College at Columbia, then studied law, and after admission to the bar, practiced in Memphis. In 1861 he was commissioned colonel of the 154th Tennessee, a militia regiment which was mustered into the Confederate service under its old state designation. While leading the 154th he was severely wounded at Shiloh. He was attached to Cleburne's division of General Kirby Smith's command during the invasion of Kentucky, in command of a brigade. After the wounding of Cleburne at Richmond, Kentucky, Smith commanded the division. He was promoted to brigadier general on October 27, 1862. The following year he took into the battle of Chickamauga a brigade of four Tennessee regiments and a battalion in General Benjamin F. Cheatham's division of General Leonidas Polk's corps; the corps that was intended to form the right wing of the army. In the course of an attack launched at dark on the night of September 19, 1863, General Preston Smith unwittingly rode into the front of a Federal detachment, which recognizing him as a Confederate officer, fired a volley that mortally wounded him and killed his aide outright. Transported to the rear, he died less than an hour later. His body was taken to Atlanta and buried. It was later re-interred in Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Tenn. Source: Generals in Gray

7 3/4 x 9 3/4, in ink.

Memphis, Mch. 31st, 1866

The undersigned agree to pay the sums opposite their respective names (to the committee appointed to receive the same) for the creation of a fund to be used in paying the necessary expenses in the removal of the remains of the late Genl. Preston Smith to this city (his old home) for interment in Elmwood Cemetery, and to provide a modest and appropriate monument to be erected to his memory. 

Includes eight signatures with each one committing to donate $50.00.

Light age toning and wear. Very fine. An extremely desirable document relating to this Confederate General who was killed during the War Between The States! 


Civil War patriotic imprint with vignette of cavalryman on horse holding lance. Imprint at right, Fourth Regt. Ohio Vol. Cavalry with list of the officers of the regiment by name and rank. Light staining. 5 1/2 x 3 1/8. Rare.

***Please read the history about these Union patriotic imprints recently discovered in their individual category section on the website. CIVIL WAR MEMORABILIA/Patriotic Imprints.



President Abraham Lincoln Souvenir Card


Document Regarding Reburial of Confedera


4th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Cavalry

<b>Killed in action at Blair's Landing, Louisiana in 1864</b> 

(1814-64) Born in Amelia County, Va., he graduated from the University of Nashville, and studied law under his father who was a justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court. Moving to Texas, he fought at San Jacinto in the War for Texas Independence, and with General Zachary Taylor in the Mexican War as captain of the 1st Texas Rifles. He served as clerk of the Texas Supreme Court 1841-61. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he was appointed colonel of the 5th Texas Cavalry which he led at Valverde, New Mexico Territory. He distinguished himself at Galveston, Texas, and under General Richard Taylor in Louisiana. Promoted to brigadier general, May 20, 1863, he saw action in the Red River campaign, at Mansfield and Pleasant Hill, and was killed in action at Blair's Landing, La., April 12, 1864. He was struck by a shell from one of the Union gunboats.

<u>Signature With Date</u>: 3 1/4 x 1 1/8, in ink, Oct. 25, 1860, T. Green. Very fine autograph signed shortly before the commencement of the War Between The States.  A very elaborately carved three shelf unit in very good condition.   Unique and very interesting piece. 

Customer pick up only at our brick and mortar store.  

Civil War patriotic imprint with full color vignette featuring the uniforms of ten different Zouave regiments. Each soldier has a number with corresponding key below with identification. Light staining. 5 1/2 x 3 1/8. Published by J.E. Tilton & Co., Boston. Scarce.  Six Vintage Hitchcock saddle seat stenciled side chairs in very good condition. Made by the Hitchcock Chair Company of Riverton, CT.

Available for local pick up at our brick and mortar store.

Autograph, General Thomas Green $75.00


Elaborately Carved Vintage Oak Shelf $595.00


Zouave Regiments


Six Vintage Hitchcock Cherry Chairs $750.00

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