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Indian with headdress surrounded by stars on the obverse. George Washington on horseback on the reverse with the slogan, "The Federal Union It Must Be Preserved," with the year 1864. Extra fine.  


<b>The Bloody Route From Fredericksburg to Gettysburg</b>


By Bruce Catton. Published by Doubleday & Co., Inc., Garden City, N.Y., 1952. Hardcover with dust jacket. 416 pages, index. Maps on the inside of both front and back covers. The dust jacket shows some  light wear and edge chipping. However, it comes with a clear archival book cover which prevents further damage and makes the dust jacket stand out very nicely. The book has a very tight binding and it is a very fine clean copy. A thrilling book written by the legendary Civil War author Bruce Catton! This is the second book of Catton's trilogy of the war. 


In those critical months between the autumn of 1862 and midsummer of the following year, the eventual outcome of the Civil War was determined by the Army of the Potomac. After a bloody massacre at Fredericksburg, an aimless and muddy march up and down the banks of the Rappahannock, and a catastrophe of confusion at Chancellorsville, this army took a firm stand on the hills to the west of a small Pennsylvania town called Gettysburg and finally turned the fortunes of war against the Confederacy.


Here is the exciting story of this Army of the Potomac, of the people in it, and of the nation it defended. Of enlistees, volunteers, and bounty men alike, who fought like fiends during each engagement but swapped coffee and tobacco with the rebels between skirmishes. And of three generals in command during this crucial period: Burnside, "who meant so well and did so badly," Hooker, a soldier's soldier who improved rations but was surprised into a disastrous defeat, and Meade, who took over only three days before the decisive battle of Gettysburg.


Full of human interest stories which bring history to vivid life, this panorama of an army and of a nation at war introduces such unheralded notables as the New York businessman turned soldier who invented "Taps," Vallandigham, copperhead candidate for governor of Ohio, who was one of President Lincoln's "hottest potatoes," the army laundress, Annie Etheridge, who brought hot coffee and hardtack to men on the firing line, and Private Patrick Maloney who bodily seized and captured a Confederate general.


From letters and diaries, official records, reports, and reminiscences, Bruce Catton has written history in its most exciting form, a veritable cinematic account of one desperate phase in one desperate war, the bloody, muddy, tortuous route that the Army of the Potomac plodded to victory.

 


7 1/2 x 9 1/4, in ink, written by John M. Price.


<b><u>Warrenton, [N.C.], August 26, 1864</b></u>


Dear Col.,


Ever since I returned home from Weldon I have been enquiring to purchase the horse that I spoke to you about, but I have not been able to get him.  Mr. Granger the gentleman the horse belongs to has declined to sell but I will keep trying to get one for you.  Our county is very scarce of horses and what is here is put up to a top notch price, so many young men of our county joining the cavalry service.


Hoping you have recovered from your sickness, I will come down to see you as soon as our troops get the Petersburg & Weldon R. Road cleared.  I am anxious to go to Petersburg, Va. to see my son Thos. R. Price. [1]  He was in the fight last Sunday but come out safe.


My regard to Col. Armstead.


Respectfully yours,

John M. Price 


Light staining, age toning and wear. Archival tape repairs on the reverse.


[1] Thomas R. Price, was an 18 year old postman from Warren Co., N.C., when he enlisted as a corporal on March 19, 1862, and was mustered into Co. C, 46th North Carolina Infantry. He was promoted to sergeant on May 21, 1862; third lieutenant, on February 9, 1863; 2nd lieutenant, March 10, 1863; he was wounded in action on August 25, 1864, in the battle of Reams' Station, Va.; he was captured on April 8, 1865, at Petersburg, Va., and confined in Old Capitol Prison, Washington, D.C.; transferred to Johnson's Island prison, Ohio, on April 21, 1865; took the oath of allegiance to the United States on June 19, 1865.  


  

 


Civil War patriotic imprint with illustration of George Washington and the above slogan. Light staining. 5 3/8 x 3 1/4.


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1864 Civil War Patriotic Token, The Fede

 

Glory Road

 

1864 Letter Written From North Carolina $150.00

 

One of the Rebels, George Washington




<b>Killed at Chantilly, Va. in 1862</b>


(1815-62) During the Mexican War, in 1846, his company served as escort for commanding General Winfield Scott during the advance on Mexico City, and at Churubusco his left arm was shattered necessitating amputation. For his gallant conduct here he was brevetted major. In 1859 Kearny went abroad and served in Napoleon III's Imperial Guard during the Italian War. He took part in every cavalry charge at Magenta and Solferino with the reins of his horse clenched in his teeth. When the Civil War broke out he hurried home and was one of the first brigadier generals of volunteers appointed. He was assigned to command the "New Jersey Brigade," part of Gen. W.B. Franklin's division. He fought in the 1862 Virginia Peninsular campaign, rising to division command. At the close of the 2nd Bull Run campaign, on Sept. 1, 1862, at Chantilly, Va., he was killed. Respected by officers of both the North & the South, his body was sent through the lines under a flag of truce by Gen. Robert E. Lee. The originator of the "Kearny Patch," the forerunner of the corps badge, he was termed by Gen. Scott as "the bravest man I ever knew, and a perfect soldier." High praise indeed! He also earned the sobriquet, "Kearny The Magnificent." Kearny's own motto was, "It is sweet and fitting to die for one's country."


Half view portrait in uniform. Name and rank are printed on the front mount. No backmark. 2 3/8 x 3 7/8. Light wear and age toning. Very fine.

 


Wreath design with Liberty and the year 1863 on the obverse. Union within wreath on the reverse. Very fine.  


Civil War patriotic imprint with illustration of Charles Carroll with the above imprint. 5 3/8 x 3 1/4. Light staining.


Charles Carroll was a wealthy Maryland planter and early advocate of American independence from Great Britain. He served as a delegate to the Continental Congress, was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and was the first United States Senator for Maryland.


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Liberty surrounded by stars and the year 1863 on the obverse. Army & Navy within wreath with crossed sabers on the reverse. Very nice chocolate color. Extra fine.

CDV, General Phillip Kearny

 

1863 Civil War Patriotic Token, Liberty

 

One of the Rebels, Charles Carroll of Ca

 

1863 Civil War Patriotic Token, Army & N

Measuring approximately 17 inches square with bright color and good evidence of age and period use yet remaining solid with no tears or repairs, this vintage set of Signal Corps flags will display nicely as companion to any period military grouping.  While we believe they date no earlier than 1870s / 1880s their bright yet obvious age with good evidence of period use will complement any group display from Civil War through the American Indian Wars and Spanish American / Philippine Insurrection.  A tough item to find on today’s collector market.  <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!


 All in pleasing attic found condition with no cracks, repairs or major condition issue yet with the charm of age and period use in the form of a chip or so at the mouth and age crazing, primarily to the inside glaze, our photo illustrations will do best to speak to the condition of this attractive remnant of the abolition movement in pre Civil War America.   Standing approximately 9 3/8 inches to the top of its figured handle, this scarce antique American yellow ware pitcher depicts the major events and characters of Harriet Beecher Stow’s 1852 powerful anti-slavery work <I>Uncle Tom’s Cabin</I>.   Depicted around the body of the pitcher are Uncle Tom on the auction block with a weeping woman and child at his feet.  An auctioneer plies his wares to potential buyers.   On the opposite side is the figure of <I>Liza</I> escaping across the frozen Ohio River with <I>little Harry</I> in her arms.  Cruel overseer <I>Simon Legree</I> is close behind with whip in hand.  Un-marked as to maker, the now quite rare period domestic copy of a more finely rendered and, in its day, much more expensive English pitcher of the same design, this domestic example satisfied demands for a less expensive and more practical counterpart.  Likely these less refined American yellow ware examples saw much heavier use than their more purely decorative cousins resulting in their extreme scarcity today.  An outstanding piece of antique Americana, this rare old just pre Civil War American yellow ware pitcher emanated from the remains of a small country historical society collection as evidenced by a small hand applied inventory number on its base.   A fortunate circumstance as otherwise the piece would likely not survived in its wonderfully pure and untouched 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>  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!


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   Sometimes seen as one or two individual letters, this classic set of wooden printer type in bold vintage font contains <U>all the letters of the alphabet</U> plus <B>&</B> and <B>!</B>.  Carved from 15/16 inch thick rock maple blocks, each letter is 1 5/8 inch high in a bold Civil War vintage font as was popularly utilized in printing those wonderful old broadsides of the period.  This scarce set will go in well in any period grouping and will display especially well with a period recruiting or advertising broadside. 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 !


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 Sawed to size (18 x 8 x 9/16 inch thick) from seasoned Maine white pine, then stenciled on one side, these panels were then stacked and sent along to the <I>box- shop</I> with corresponding plain pine panels each cut to proper size.  Here workers would assemble the rough cut panels to fabricate wooden crates and boxes for containment of all manner of goods.  Side panels for standard size containers frequently utilized pre stenciled decoration with a place left for later addition of the end user’s name or content identification.  The bold figure of a steam powered <I>side-wheeler</I> with its American flag fluttering from the stern was a popular figure in the patriotic 19th century. We have a small number of all original antique stenciled <I>side-wheeler</I> box panels and are offering them here individually priced for the collector / decorator who would like one.  Recovered from the pine wood scraps of a turn of the century country<I>box shop</I> cleanout, these period panels remain in fine untouched condition with a wonderful honey age patina and clearly period stenciling.  Wonderful Americana decorators seldom encountered in such nice 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>  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !

antique SIGNAL CORPS FLAGS $225.00

 

period ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’ - American YE $425.00

 

Earlier 1800s through Civil War era - Le $195.00

 

c. 1800s SIDE-WHEELER decorated pine box $45.00

Our photographs will likely offer the best description of this outstanding Civil War period beaver <I>stovepipe</I> hat except to assure that it is really as nice as it looks.  Bearing the label of Burlington, Vermont hatter Noah Allen (see: 1850s and Civil War years Burlington business directories) the hat remains in fine all original and untouched condition.  A classic that is sure to please the most discriminating collector. <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!


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Civil War patriotic imprint with full color vignette of an eagle in flight carrying an American flag with Union & Liberty spelled out in stars and stripes letters at upper right. Light staining. 5 1/2 x 3 1/4.


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


Liberty surrounded by stars with the year 1863 on the obverse. American shield and wreath with the motto, "Our Country" on the reverse. Very nice chocolate color. Extra fine.  


Presidential campaign of 1864 General McClellan medal. Bust view of McClellan in uniform with Maj. Gen. Geo. B. McClellan, U.S.A. on the obverse. The motto, "The Hope Of The Nation" within wreath design is on the reverse. Large size medal that measures about 1 1/4 inches in diameter.

extra nice! Civil War vintage beaver STO $345.00

 

Union & Liberty

 

1863 Civil War Patriotic Token, Our Coun

 

Major General George B. McClellan, The H




Ninth plate ambrotype of Union artilleryman in uniform with shoulder scales, kepi with artillery insignia and holding sword at his side. Piping on his coat has been tinted red to designate the artillery branch of the service. Shoulder scales, artillery insignia, sword and buttons have been tinted gold. Comes in a full case with keeper, glass and a patriotic brass mat with American flags, cannon, drum, etc., and the motto, "The Union Now And Forever.   Pair of original orange Mid Century Modern Herman Miller armchairs circa 1950 in very good condition. Each fiberglass chair measures 18 inches to the seat, 24 inches deep, 32 inches to the back and 23 inches wide. The Herman Miller impressed name is on the bottom. These iconic chairs are super comfortable and strong. This item is on display in our gallery at Old Saybrook Antiques Center and can be seen in-person by visiting 756 Middlesex Tpke Old Saybrook, CT 06475. For hours of operation visit: http://www.OldSaybrookAntiques.com .....If you wish to browse our entire inventory please go to .....OneofaKindAntiques.com...... We also offer a consultation service www.AntiquesConsultant.com,..... as well as an online price guide at PriceMyItem.com.  Vintage folk art still life painting of fruit by Kevin Paulsen. Kevin Paulsen is a noted and accomplished American classical vernacular artist. He studied at the Kansas City Art Institute, lived and worked in Nantucket, MA, and now resides in Kingston, NY. His quirky style references Rufus Porter trees, frakturs and theorems, and Marc Chagall figures. His work is in several notable collections. The frame measures 51.5 inches high x 49 inches high x 2 inches deep. The painting measures 48 inches wide x 33.5 inches high x 1 inch deep. Acrylic on plaster over foam.Signed lower right K Paulsen 04 .....If you wish to browse our entire inventory please go to OneofaKindAntiques.com...... We also offer a consultation service www.AntiquesConsultant.com,..... as well as an online price guide at PriceMyItem.com.  The Ancient Chappel adjoining to the Bishops Palace at Hereford, Vetusta Monumenta. Lettered above image top right corner: "Vol. I. P. XLIX", within image below frame top centre with "1737" and the title, on ribbon hanging from frame on left: The Western Front of the Bishops Chappel / call'd St. Magdalen's.", on ribbon hanging from frame on right: "A Plan of the Chappel / underneath St. Magdalen's.", on ribbon on bottom of frame in centre with information about the building over three lines, and below coat of arms outside frame: "Sumptibus Soc. Antiquar. London. 1738."; lettered on plan of chapel with dimensions.. The chestnut frame measures 18 x 20 inches and the engraving measures 12 x 15 inches. The condition is quite good with just some minor foxing. There is another copy of this in the British Museum, acquired in 1850......If you wish to browse our entire inventory please go to OneofaKindAntiques.com...... We also offer a consultation service www.AntiquesConsultant.com,..... as well as an online price guide at PriceMyItem.com.

Ambrotype, Union Artilleryman With Sword $250.00

 

Pair of original orange Mid Century Mode $1600.00

 

Folk art still life painting of fruit by $16500.00

 

The Ancient Chappel adjoining to the Bis $550.00

Fannie Burr impressionist landscape oil painting on canvas circa 1880. The frame measures 22.5 x 16.5 inches and the painting measures 20 x 14 inches. This is among the finest of Fannie Burr's landscapes. The treeline is silhouetted against a sophisticated palette of subtle pinks and yellows in the sky and pinks and greens in the meadow foreground. The colors shift with the light of the day. Fannie Burr (1858-1931) was born into Monroe, CT's most prominent family. Her father was a very successful farmer. She attended and graduated from Mt Holyoke College and the Yale School of Fine Arts, and studied at the Art Students League in NYC. These accomplishments were very rare for a young woman in those days. Listed in Who Was Who in American Art by Peter Falk. Exhibition at the New Britain Museum of American Art New Britain CT. Catalogue of work produced by The Connecticut Gallery Inc......If you wish to browse our entire inventory please go to OneofaKindAntiques.com...... We also offer a consultation service www.AntiquesConsultant.com,..... as well as an online price guide at PriceMyItem.com.  


Civil War patriotic imprint with full color vignette of a spread winged eagle with American shield and banner with the slogan, "Love One Another." UNION is in stars and stripes letters at upper right. Published by J.T. Hawley, Cincinnati. Light staining. 5 1/2 x 3 1/4.


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Sixth plate tintype of Union soldier sporting a goatee beard and wearing a  uniform coat with shoulder tabs, and U.S. oval belt plate (reversed in image), pistol and bowie knife can be seen sticking out of his belt. Comes in a half case, with brass mat, keeper and glass. Typical wear.  


American flag with the motto, "Stand By The Flag" and the year 1863 on the obverse. Cannon with the slogan, "Peace Maker" on the reverse. Fine.

Fannie Burr impressionist landscape oil $4500.00

 

Union, Love One Another

 

Tintype, Double Armed Yankee Wearing U. S $425.00

 

1863 Civil War Patriotic Token, Stand by




American shield with anchor, New York, and the year 1863 on the obverse. Edw. Scharf, 14 & 16 Division St. on the reverse. Very fine.  Early Queen Anne oak drop leaf swing leg dining table circa 1725-40. Tapered legs ending in pad feet. Very good condition, original surface with great patina.There are some old repairs which is typical to see on true period tables like this one. This table is a very hard to find larger size, it measures 27.25" high, 53.5" long, 17.75" wide with the leaves down, and 55.5" wide with the leaves up. Each leaf is 19.5". The table easily seats six, and is easy to sit at because of the swing leg design. Gateleg tables are difficult to use, because the extra legs are stationary and tend to get in the way. This table has seen many meals over its 250 year lifespan. This item is on display in our gallery at Old Saybrook Antiques Center and can be seen in-person by visiting 756 Middlesex Tpke Old Saybrook, CT 06475. For hours of operation visit: www.OldSaybrookAntiques.com.....If you wish to browse our entire inventory please go to www.oneofakindantiques.com...... We also offer a consultation service www.AntiquesConsultant.com,..... as well as an online price guide at www.PriceMyItem.com.  1934 Parlons Francais Dessins de Paul Iribe Le Le'mion magazines(32 of 37) along with 41 issues of Le Temoin by Paul Iribe in hard case: 1-29; 40-42; 44-47; 2 copies of 66; and 67-69 (spans 12/10/33-6/30/35, orig. total publ. 69 Note: 69 total were published but 48-56 were a larger size. Signed inside the cover. Paul Iribarnegaray was born in Angoulême, France in 1883, of Basque parentage. Iribe received his education in Paris. From 1908 to 1910 he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts and the College Rollin. At age seventeen Iribe provided illustrations for the popular L’Assiette au Beurre and also contributed drawings and caricatures for French satirical papers such as Le Rire, Sourire, L'Assiette au Beurre and La Baïonnette. His reputation grew, and it was said, "no one could sketch an event more tellingly." He was one of a talented group of like illustrators including George Barbier, George Lepape, George Martin, and Pierre Brissaud. Their modernist style, informed by both the vitality of the revolutionary art movements of the era, and by the flat planes and minimalism identified with Japanese painting served to revitalize the popularity of the fashion plate. See wikipedia.org for more information of Iribe......If you wish to browse our entire inventory please go to www.oneofakindantiques.com...... We also offer a consultation service www.AntiquesConsultant.com,..... as well as an online price guide at www.PriceMyItem.com.  Antique Japanese Imari gilt enamel charger. Late Edo to Meiji period, circa 1860-70. Unusual asymetric design with mythical bird, serpent, and auspicious symbols. Surface shows gilt and enamel loss but no chips or cracks. Measures 16.5 inches across. .....If you wish to browse our entire inventory please go to www.oneofakindantiques.com...... We also offer a consultation service www.AntiquesConsultant.com,..... as well as an online price guide at www.PriceMyItem.com.

1863 Civil War Merchant Token, Edward Sc

 

Early antique Queen Anne oak drop leaf d $3900.00

 

1934 Parlons Francais Dessins de Paul Ir $1700.00

 

Japanese Imari gilt enamel charger late $750.00

Set of 9 green and clear glass Baccarat stemware in excellent condition. Signed on the bottom with the Baccarat acid etched stamp. Each glass measures 7.75 inches high. ....... If you wish to see all the items we carry go to our main website www.OneofaKindAntiques.com. We also have a consulting service www.AntiquesConsultant.com, along with an online antiques price quide www.PriceMyItem.com  


Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Chest up view of a Yankee soldier in uniform sporting a thick mustache and goatee beard. Backmark: Campbell & Ecker, Photographers, 407 Main Street, Louisville, Ky., with 2 cents blue George Washington U.S. Inter. Rev. tax stamp. Very sharp image. Excellent. This image came in a 31st Iowa Infantry cdv album with the majority of the soldiers in the album fully identified, although this soldier was not identified.

  


The 31st Iowa Infantry Regiment received much praise for its noteworthy conduct seeing much action during the Civil War. Among its battle honors were Vicksburg, Arkansas Post, Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge, Ringgold, Resaca, Dallas, Big Shanty, Kennesaw Mountain, Roswell, Decatur, Atlanta, Jonesboro, Savannah and the Carolina's campaign.   


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


(1821-1885) Born in North Berwick, York Country, Maine, he moved to Philadelphia in 1836; and was engaged in mercantile pursuits; moved to Johnstown, Pa., in 1855, and became general manger of the Cambria Iron Co.; also served as president of the local gas and water company, 1860-84, and was president of the First National Bank of Johnstown, 1863-84; he was president of the city council for many years; elected as a Republican to the Fortieth and Forty-First Congresses (March 4, 1867 to March 3, 1871); was the chairman of the Committee on Manufacturers (Fortieth and Forty-First Congresses); and  commissioner to the Paris Exposition of 1878.


<u>Signature With Place</u>: 5 3/8 x 3, in ink, Danl. J. Morrell, Johnstown, Pa.  Light age toning. Very fine.  


Indian wearing headdress with United States of America and 1863 on the obverse. American shield and One Cent within wreath design on the reverse. Fine.

Set of 9 Baccarat green and clear wine g $650.00

 

CDV, Union Soldier Photographed in Kentu $50.00

 

Autograph, Daniel J. Morrell $10.00

 

1863 United States 1 Cent Piece $25.00




8 x 12, imprinted form, filled out in ink.


Invoice of Clothing, Camp and Garrison Equipage transferred by C.H. Gaubert, Capt. and Asst. Quartermaster, U.S. Army, at Lebanon, Ky., to H.S. Palmer, 16th Ky. Inft., March 29th, 1864. For ten camp kettles that are in new condition. Signed, C.H. Gaubert, Capt. & A.Q.M. Very fine. Uncommon regiment.


Charles H. Gaubert, enlisted on March 24, 1864, as a captain, and was commissioned into the U.S. Volunteers Quartermaster's Department. He was mustered out of the service on July 8, 1865.   


<b>The Odyssey of General George Brinton McClellan and the Army of the Potomac</b>


By Bruce Catton. Published by Doubleday & Co., Inc., Garden City, N.Y., 1951. Hardcover with dust jacket. 372 pages, index. The dust jacket shows some scattered light wear, there are a couple of small areas of paper loss and chipping at the edges, and a light stain on the back. The book has a very tight binding and it is a very fine clean copy. A thrilling book written by the legendary Civil War author Bruce Catton!


This is the story of Lincoln's famous Army of the Potomac during the early years of the Civil War, when it was under the command of dashing General George B. McClellan.


Clearly a man of destiny, McClellan quickly became obsessed- and the country and his troops shared his view- with the idea that he was divinely chosen as the instrument of the Republic's salvation. But he made two great mistakes: he failed to understand the President's problems with respect to the Army, and he gave weight to a caution, born of a real love for his men, which finally put a tragic period to his military career.


But the living story here, through the focus of McClellan's command, is that of the army itself. It is an account, gathered from diaries and letters and published reports, of the ordinary foot soldiers, who discovered that their skylarking, "picture-book" war was grim and deadly, as wars must ever be. "Mr. Lincoln's Army" never forgets- as histories frequently do- that the most important thing about a war is the men who fight it.    


 


7 1/2 x 10 1/2, imprinted form, filled out in ink.


Requisition for Ordnance and Ordnance Stores, for the use of Capt. Speed's Co., First Battalion N.C. Junior Reserves. Itemized account for .54 caliber rifles, waist belts, shoulder straps, cartridge boxes, cap pouches, gun slings and gun screws. Received at Camp Holmes, North Carolina, 27th May 1864. Signed twice by D.S. Speed, Capt. Commanding. Light age toning and wear. Very fine. Rare unit.


D.S. Speed was paroled on May 29, 1865 at Salisbury, N.C.


 


American shield with 1864 on the obverse. United States Of America and 2 Cents within wreath on the reverse. Large size which measures 7/8 inches in diameter. (about the size of a modern day quarter). Fine.

16th Kentucky Infantry Invoice $20.00

 

Mr. Lincoln's Army

 

Requisition 1st Battalion, North Carolin $95.00

 

1864 United States 2 Cents Piece $20.00

Early antique Delftware blue and white pottery frame with mirror early 19thc. This dresser mirror retains its original wood adjustable stand and back. Measures 17 inches high, 11.5 inches wide and 1.75 inches deep. One old line crack repair. ....... If you wish to see all the items we carry go to our main website www.OneofaKindAntiques.com. We also have a consultant service www.AntiquesConsultant.com, along with an online antiques price quide www.PriceMyItem.com  


Unused patriotic envelope with vignette of John Bull, representing England, and a Southerner with Confederate bonds. The descriptive text reads: Those bonds will never do my friend, For Johnny Bull has said it. Go home, and mediate your end, Your thieving friends have d[amne]d your credit. Published by Brown & Ryan, N.Y.  


Unused patriotic envelope with large bust illustration of Colonel John W. Geary. Imprint at upper right, Col. Geary's Twenty-Eighth Regiment P.[ennsylvania] V.[olunteers. Col. Geary in script below his likeness. Published by Magee, Phila. Light age toning. Very fine. Desirable Pennsylvania regimental cover. 


<u>John W. Geary</u>: (1819-1873) From the age of 16 he had been a militia lieutenant and with the outbreak of war with Mexico, he was elected Lieutenant Colonel of the 2nd Pennsylvania Infantry, and took part in General Winfield Scott's advance from Vera Cruz to Mexico City. In the interval between the close of the Mexican War and start of the Civil War, Geary organized the post office system in California, served as the 1st mayor of San Francisco, and for several months was the territorial Governor of Kansas. On June 28, 1861, he was appointed Colonel of the 28th Pennsylvania Infantry and joined the command of General Nathaniel P. Banks at Harpers Ferry. He distinguished himself in several engagements and was wounded at Bolivar Heights, captured Leesburg in March 1862, was twice wounded at Cedar Mountain, and returned to action in time to command a division of the 12th Corps at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. Later transferred to the western army, he fought at Chattanooga, the Atlanta campaign and took part in General Sherman's celebrated March to the Sea. After the capture of Savannah, Ga., Geary was appointed it's military governor. His post war career saw him elected Governor of Pennsylvania in 1866, serving two terms.  H 29in. x W 20in. x D 9in.

Early antique Delftware blue and white p $1600.00

 

Patriotic Cover, Those Bonds Will Never $15.00

 

Patriotic Cover, Colonel Geary's 28th Pe $20.00

 

H 29in. x W 20in. x D 9in. $0.00

H 9in. x W 70in. x D 1 1/2in.  H 16in. x W 12in.  H 11in. x W 6 1/2in. x 4in.  Early antique American country four drawer mahogany chest c1830 with turned feet. Excellent original condition including its original brasses and finish. Measures 44.5 inches wide by 19.5 inches deep and 41.5 inches high. Wonderful hand cut dovetails and wood back boards. This item is on display in our gallery at Clock Tower Antiques Center and can be seen in-person by visiting 824 E Main Street Branford, CT 06405. For hours of operation visit: www.ClockTowerAntiquesCenter.com ....... If you wish to see all the items we carry go to our main website www.OneofaKindAntiques.com. We also have a consultant service www.AntiquesConsultant.com, along with an online antiques price quide www.PriceMyItem.com

H 9in. x W 70in. x D 1 1 / 2in. $0.00

 

H 16in. x W 12in. $0.00

 

H 11in. x W 6 1 / 2in. x 4in. $0.00

 

Early antique American country four draw $1200.00

H 7in. x W 5 1/2in.  H 10 1/2in. x W 8 1/2in. x 5 1/2in.  H 16in. x D 11in.  H 21in. x W 28in. x 42in.

H 7in. x W 5 1 / 2in. $0.00

 

H 10 1 / 2in. x W 8 1 / 2in. x 5 1 / 2in. $0.00

 

H 16in. x D 11in. $0.00

 

H 21in. x W 28in. x 42in. $0.00




Criswell #120. February 20, 1863. Vignette of Confederate officer leaning against a tree and gazing into a valley. Steamboat at the bottom. 8 coupons still attached. Printed on pink paper. Light staining, age toning, folded, scattered wear. Fine.


Please note that the photo is cropped because the bond is larger than our scanner bed.   


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


Confederate States of America,

Fayetteville [N.C.] Office, 1 Apl. 1864


This will Certify, That A.J. Rice has paid in at this Office Five Hundred Dollars, for which amount Registered Bonds of the Confederate States of America, bearing interest from this date, at the rate of Four Per Cent, per annum, will be issued to him, under the Act approved February 17, 1864, upon the surrender of this Certificate at this Office. $500. Signed by the Depositary. Light age toning and wear. Scarce to find from Fayetteville, N.C.  


By Stephen W. Sylvia and Michael J. O'Donnell. Published by Moss Publications, Orange, Virginia, 1978. Large, 8 1/2 x 11 1/4, hard cover book, 319 pages, index, profusely illustrated. No dust jacket. This comes from my personal library and has my own embossed ex-libris on the bottom corner of the first blank page. Excellent condition. Great reference book.


The "Illustrated History of American Civil War Relics" is the culmination of two years of intensive research by the authors.


Tracing the history of relics and relic collectors from the tumultuous years of the war down through the ensuing century, the authors have, for the first time, portrayed the little known story behind the artifact.


Stephen W. Sylvia and Michael J. O'Donnell have paid honor by word and picture to the soldier, the historian, the collector, and the artifact hunter, and to these authors shall go the well deserved thanks of future generations of Americans for the preservation of the record to this date.  


Vignette of Liberty with United States of America and the year 1865 on the obverse, and the Roman numeral III within wreath design on the reverse. Very fine.

1863 Confederate $100 Bond $95.00

 

1864 Receipt For Purchase of Confederate $75.00

 

The Illustrated History of American Civi $59.95

 

1865 United States 3 Cents Piece




Civil War patriotic imprint with full color vignette of a female figure holding a flag and sword with the  motto above which translates to Unity and Freedom. Light staining. 5 3/8 x 3.


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Civil War patriotic imprint with full color vignette of an eagle in flight clutching an American flag and a tattered Confederate flag. Light staining. 5 1/8 x 3 1/8.


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Civil War patriotic imprint with the motto, "UNION" spelled out in stars and stripes letter at the top. Light staining. 5 1/2 x 3. 


***See our Patriotic Imprints section to read more information about this item.   Antique American cherry Victorian partners desk c1865 with green leather top in excellent condition. The desk comes in three sections, the two raised paneled banks with drawers and cabinets, along with the entire top section, designed for easy moving. When this desk was made it was delivered by horse and wagon. One side has drawers and cabinet space and the other side two cabinets. Made by hand from the finest matching solid American cherry boards. It is one of the most beautiful and well made partners desk from this period that we have ever come by. Measures 60 inches wide by 36 inches deep and 30.75 inches high.The 28 inch high by 22.5 inch opening allows for plenty of leg room. This item is on display in our gallery at Old Saybrook Antiques Center and can be seen in-person by visiting 756 Middlesex Tpke Old Saybrook, CT 06475. For hours of operation visit: www.OldSaybrookAntiques.com ....... If you wish to see all the items we carry go to our   


main website  www.OneofaKindAntiques.com. We also have a  consultant service www.AntiquesConsultant.com, along with an online antiques price quide www.PriceMyItem.com

Union Y Libertad $8.00

 

Eagle in Flight

 

Union $10.00

 

Antique American cherry Victorian partne $4850.00

Sol Lewitt aquatint of a cube in a square. Signed lower right S LeWitt TP (TP stands for test proof). Vibrant colors, no fading. Acquired directly from the artist. Framed by Chester Gallery in Chester, CT. The frame measures 20 x 27 inches, the print measures 19 x 26 inches and the image itself measures 14 x 21 inches.Sol LeWitt was born in Hartford, CT, to a family of Jewish immigrants from Russia. His mother took him to art classes at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford. After receiving a BFA from Syracuse University in 1949, LeWitt traveled to Europe where he was exposed to Old Master painting. Shortly thereafter, he served in the Korean War, first in California, then Japan, and finally Korea. LeWitt moved to New York City in 1953 and set up a studio on the Lower East Side, in the old Ashkenazi Jewish settlement on Hester Street. During this time he studied at the School of Visual Arts while also pursuing his interest in design at Seventeen Magazine, where he did paste-ups, mechanicals, and photostats. In 1955, he was a graphic designer in the office of architect I.M. Pei for a year. Around that time, LeWitt also discovered the work of the late 19th-century photographer Eadweard Muybridge, whose studies in sequence and locomotion were an early influence. These experiences, combined with an entry-level job as a night receptionist and clerk he took in 1960 at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, would influence LeWitt's later work. To learn more about the artist, please go to http://SolLeWittCollection.com ....... If you wish to see all the items we carry go to our   main website  www.OneofaKindAntiques.com. We also have a  consultant service www.AntiquesConsultant.com, along with an online antiques price quide www.PriceMyItem.com  Vintage set of six Wallace Nutting Pilgrim style ladder back chairs c1920-30. This set of 6 chairs consists of one arm and five side chairs. The original Wallace Nutting block stamp is impressed into the bottom rails. Good untouched original condition. Never waxed or polished. Some old surface use wear, one seat replaced and two have some rush missing. These are exact reproductions of 17th century chairs, made by the famous furniture company of Wallace Nutting. Nutting author of "Furniture Treasury" a book that documented the finest examples of American furniture of the late 16th, 17th,18th and early 20th century in America, started a furniture company that copied the best examples from those periods. His cabinet men used similar woods and construction methods. See: Wallace Nutting supreme edition General Catalog page 76 for similar examples of these chairs. ....... If you wish to see all the items we carry go to our   main website  www.OneofaKindAntiques.com. We also have a consultant service www.AntiquesConsultant.com, along with an online antiques price quide www.PriceMyItem.com   H 36in. x W 32in. x D 22in.  H 36in. x D 26in.

Sol Lewitt aquatint of a cube in a squar $3200.00

 

Vintage set of six Wallace Nutting Pilgr $1600.00

 

H 36in. x W 32in. x D 22in. $0.00

 

H 36in. x D 26in. $0.00




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