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Panoply of American flags, liberty cap, drum and crossed cannons on the obverse. Spread winged eagle on American shield with flags and wreath on the reverse. Very fine. Circa 1863.  


Vignette of a man with walking stick, Knickerbocker Currency, and the name Bridgens on the obverse. I.O.U. 1 Cent and Pure Copper on the reverse. Very fine. William Bridgens, who designed this token, was located at 189 William Street, New York City. Circa 1863. Very fine.  


Civil War patriotic imprint with full color vignette of a Zouave soldier holding a sword and an American flag while standing on a First National, "Stars and Bars," Confederate flag. Slogan at top, "The American Flag- O, long may it wave, O'er the land of the free, and the Traitor's grave!" 


***See our Patriotic Imprints section to read more information about this item.   <b>For Substitutes</b>


4 3/4 x 8, imprint.


War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, July 21, 1865


[Memorandum]


Opinion of the Second Comptroller relative to the bounty due substitutes, under Act of March 8, 1863.


As employment of substitutes by persons actually drafted was the rule, and their employment by persons before being drafted, constitute only rare exceptions, it would be unfair to put the persons named by Colonel Dodge within the class of exceptions. They must fairly be considered as coming within the rule, viz: substitutes for drafted men. When, therefore, no remark is found on the roll to the contrary, "substitutes" will be regarded as such for drafted men, and, up to September 5, 1864, entitled to bounty.


JOHN BRODHEAD

Comptroller


Light age toning.

Civil War Patriotic Token, Flags & Canno

 

Civil War Token, Knickerbocker Currency

 

Zouave Holding Sword & American Flag $12.00

 

War Department Memorandum Regarding Boun




By Benjamin P. Thomas. First Modern Library Edition, New York, 1968. Hardcover with dust jacket, 548 pages plus index, and maps. New condition.


A masterpiece of the genre, Benjamin P. Thomas's biography is the definitive study of Abraham Lincoln, incorporating a lifetime of research. The result is a beautifully written, absorbing portrait of a president who is often celebrated but seldom understood. 


Benjamin P. Thomas devoted most of his life to the study of and work with things Lincolnian. He was the executive secretary of the Abraham Lincoln Association in Springfield, Illinois, where he made his home.  


Civil War patriotic imprint with vignette of a waving American flag with busts of General Winfield Scott and General Robert Anderson within. 5 1/2 x 3 1/8.


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Liberty within stars and the year 1863 on the obverse, Millions For Defense, Not One Cent For Tribute on the reverse. Very fine plus.  


Vignette of Liberty wearing liberty cap with encircling stars and "1863" on the obverse, and "Army & Navy" within a wreath on the reverse with crossed sabers. Extra fine.

Abraham Lincoln, A Biography

 

General Winfield Scott and General Rober $10.00

 

1863 Civil War Patriotic Token, Millions

 

1863 Civil War Patriotic Token, Liberty,




<b>Negro with basket of cotton</b>


State of Georgia, Savannah, July 4, 1861. Vignette of negro with basket of cotton at left, and sailing ship at center. ONE in red overprint. Very fine.  


G.B. Lamar, who signed this note as President of the Bank of Commerce, was an investor and banker who became involved in securing supplies and funds to aid the Confederate cause in the Civil War. Prior to the outbreak of hostilities, he resided in New York as president of the Bank of the Republic. In 1861, he returned to Savannah to become head of the Bank of Commerce. He served as paymaster for Georgia troops, financial adviser to the Confederate government, and as head of the Importing and Exporting Company of Georgia, which was involved in blockade running. He was arrested and thrown in the Old Capitol Prison in Washington as a suspect in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. After his release three months later, he tried to claim his cotton, which was stored at warehouses in Georgia and Florida, but was arrested for stealing government property and trying to bribe a government official. A military commission convicted him and he returned to prison for a short time. President Andrew Johnson finally commuted his sentence a few days before his term expired  


Civil War patriotic imprint with full color vignette of an eagle in flight carrying an American flag with the slogan below, "The Constitution." To the right in large stars and stripes letters is "The War For The Union." Light staining. 5 1/4 x 3. 


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<b>Photographs from the Personal Collection of a Historic American Family</b>


Mark E. Neely, Jr., and Harold Holzer. Published by Doubleday, New York, London, Toronto, Auckland and Sydney, 1990. First Edition. Hardcover with dust jacket, 174 pages, index, illustrated and also includes an illustrated version of The Lincoln Family Tree.

Like new condition.


During the Civil War years, a new photographic craze swept the country- carte de visites, visiting card size paper prints that could be multiplied indefinitely and inspired the first photographic albums to store and display them. Most Americans began their albums with cartes of their President Abraham Lincoln.


Unknown to most historians until now, the Lincolns too owned such an album and, like their fellow Americans, filled it with the pictorial keepsakes of their White House life. Portraits of generals, politicians, poets, and major figures of the era graced its pages. Alongside portraits of the Lincolns' three sons, Robert, Willie, and Tad, scenic views of Washington and other places of interest and importance to the family were gathered by Mary. But Willie's death at the age of eleven abruptly put an end to the Lincolns' collecting days. 


Fortunately, Lincoln's descendants preserved the album, and bought and filled albums of their own as well. By the time the last Lincoln died a few years ago, the family photo collection numbered in the hundreds. But few have ever been seen by the public. Now, a hundred and twenty photographs from this vast, hitherto unknown, and revealing archive of the private Lincolns are published for the first time in this volume. 


Accompanied by an authoritative and enlightening history of the family, and detailed captions for each family print, the words and pictures provide as intimate a portrait of this troubled family as has ever been produced.       French Art Nouveau Lithograph, "Maiden with Red Flowers" by Mary Golay.

Provenance: La Belle Epoque Vintage Posters, New York


Mary Golay, 1869-1944, was a British artist recognized for Art Nouveau paintings and color lithographs used for postcards in the early 1900s.  She was well known for her portraits and paintings of flowers and birds.


Dimensions: 

15" x 12.25'

1861 Bank of Commerce, Savannah, Georgia $45.00

 

The War For The Union, The Constitution $8.00

 

The Lincoln Family Album

 

Mary Golay “Maiden with Red Flowers” (Te $3500.00

French Art Nouveau Color Lithograph, "Maiden with Flowers", by Mary Golay. Provenance: La Belle Epoque Vintage Posters, New York


Mary Golay, 1869-1944, was a British artist recognized for Art Nouveau paintings and color lithographs used for postcards in the early 1900s.  She was well known for her portraits and paintings of flowers and birds.


Dimensions: 

15" x 12"  French Art Nouveau Color lithograph by Mary Goday, "Portrait of a Woman with Flowers and Earrings" (from Tetes de Femmes)


Mary Golay, 1869-1944, was a British artist recognized for Art Nouveau paintings and color lithographs used for postcards in the early 1900s.  She was well known for her portraits and paintings of flowers and birds.


Dimensions: 

15" x 12"  Lovely Color lithograph, by Mary Golay, beautiful color and detail.


Mary Golay, 1869-1944, was a British artist recognized for Art Nouveau paintings and color lithographs used for postcards in the early 1900s.  She was well known for her portraits and paintings of flowers and birds.


Dimensions: 

15" x 12"

 Exceptional Art Nouveau panel, "He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not", by Mary Golay.


Mary Golay, 1869-1944, was a British artist recognized for Art Nouveau paintings and color lithographs used for postcards in the early 1900s.  She was well known for her portraits and paintings of flowers and birds.


Dimensions: 39.5" x 15'

Mary Golay “Maiden with Flowers” (from T $3500.00

 

Mary Golay“Portrait of a Woman w / Flower $3500.00

 

Mary Golay, “Maiden with Flowers”, Frenc $3500.00

 

Mary Golay “He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not $4500.00

Gorgeous and Detailed "Elegante’"Color Lithograph by Mary Golay.


Mary Golay, 1869-1944, was a British artist recognized for Art Nouveau paintings and color lithographs used for postcards in the early 1900s.  She was well known for her portraits and paintings of flowers and birds.


Dimensions: 39.25" x 15'  


Spread winged eagle with olive branches in its talons and American shield on its chest, with the motto "Union" above, and the year 1861 below, on the obverse. Dodd's Elgin Dairy, Pure Milk, 57 West Madison St. on the reverse. Scarce 1861 patriotic merchant token. Very fine.  Beautiful Art Nouveau decorative panel, "Saison Nouvelle", by Mary Golay.


Mary Golay, 1869-1944, was a British artist recognized for Art Nouveau paintings and color lithographs used for postcards in the early 1900s.  She was well known for her portraits and paintings of flowers and birds.


Dimensions: 38.25" x 15.5"  Color Lithograph, lovely Art Nouveau piece, Woman in Dress.


Mary Golay, 1869-1944, was a British artist recognized for Art Nouveau paintings and color lithographs used for postcards in the early 1900s.  She was well known for her portraits and paintings of flowers and birds.


Dimensions: 34.75" x 15.12"

Mary Golay “Elegante’”, A French Art Nou $4500.00

 

1861 Civil War Patriotic Merchant Token,

 

Mary Golay “Saison Nouvelle” French Art $4500.00

 

Mary Golay "Woman in Dress” French Art N $4500.00

Mary Golay "Adorned with Poppies" lithograph with brilliant colors and detail.


Mary Golay, 1869-1944, was a British artist recognized for Art Nouveau paintings and color lithographs used for postcards in the early 1900s.  She was well known for her portraits and paintings of flowers and birds.


Dimensions: 38.25" x 15.5"  Vivid Mary Golay Color lithograph, "Iris Seduction", a lovely French Art Nouveau decorative panel by Mary Golay, c. 1899.


Mary Golay, 1869-1944, was a British artist recognized for Art Nouveau paintings and color lithographs used for postcards in the early 1900s.  She was well known for her portraits and paintings of flowers and birds.


Dimensions: 37.25" x 15.5"

 Beautiful Turn of the Century Austrian Iridescent Glass and Cast Metal table lamp, attributed to Loetz, with flattened glass diffuser, threaded decoration, with highly detailed base raised on four tapering legs joined by stretcher, with intricate lily decoration.  


Height overall 23 1/2 x diameter of shade 16 inches. 


Dimensions:  23.5 in. Height x 15 in. Diameter  


5 x 8, imprint.


Headquarters, Department of the South

Hilton Head, S.C., Jan. 7, 1865


General Orders

No. 3


It having been officially reported by his Regimental, Brigade, and Division Commanders, that in the action at Honey Hill, S.C., Nov. 30th, 1864, 1st Lieut. Edward H. Lomas, Co. B, 56th N.Y. Vols., being the only Officer with his company, and while the regiment was engaged with the enemy, did absent himself from his company without permission, and did remain absent until December 2d, 1864, he is hereby dishonorably dismissed the service of the United States, subject to the approval of his Excellency the President.


By Command Of Major General J.G. Foster


Wm. L.M. Burger

Assistant Adjutant General


Staining around the edges with some small areas of paper loss at the top edge and right corner. This does not affect any of the content. Scarce South Carolina field printed order. 


Edward H. Lomas, was 18 years old, when he enlisted as a corporal, on July 18, 1861, at Newburgh, N.Y., and was mustered into Co. B, 56th New York Infantry. He was promoted to 1st sergeant, exact date unknown; 2nd lieutenant, December 24, 1862; 1st lieutenant, October 22, 1864; and was dishonorably discharged from the army on January 9, 1865.

Mary Golay “Adorned with Poppies” A Fren $4500.00

 

Mary Golay “Iris Seduction’ A French Art $4500.00

 

Austrian Iridescent Glass & Cast Metal T $8500.00

 

Lieutenant Lomas, 56th New York Infantry $25.00

<b>of the State of North Carolina</b>


5 x 7 3/4, imprint.


Headquarters, Department of the South

Hilton Head, S.C., January 16, 1865


General Orders,

No. 4


The State of North Carolina, having been attached to this Department, the undersigned hereby assumes command of the same. It will, in future, be designated the District of North Carolina, Department of the South.


The Commanding Officer of the District of North Carolina will make the usual returns and reports, required by regulations, to these Headquarters.


J.G. FOSTER,

Maj. Gen. Commanding


Official:

Wm. L.M. Burger

Assistant Adjutant General


Staining around the edges of the document. Scarce South Carolina field printed order.  


Indian wearing headdress with slogan, "United We Stand" and the year 1863 on the obverse. Broas Pie Bakery, 131 41st St., N.Y. with Our Country on the reverse. Very fine.  


<b>The True Story of a Great Life. The History and Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln</b> 


By William H. Herndon, For Twenty Years His Friend and Law Partner, and Jesse William Weik, A.M. Vol. 1. The Herndon's Lincoln Publishing Company, Springfield, Illinois. Hard cover with gold embossed signature of A. Lincoln on the front cover, and gold embossed illustration of Lincoln on the spine. 199 pages. Gold gilt end pages on the top. Light age toning and wear. Circa 1890.  


<b>The Civil War Dispatches of Noah Brooks</b>


Selections from the Writings of Noah Brooks Civil War Correspondent. Edited by P.J. Staudenraus. Published by Thomas Yoseloff, New York & London, 1967. Hardcover with dust jacket, 481 pages. The dust jacket shows light age toning and wear. The book is very tight, clean and in excellent condition.


Noah Brooks served as a special Washington correspondent for the Sacramento Daily Union from 1862 to mid 1865, during which time he wrote more than 250 news dispatches under the pen name of Castine. Thus, he was able to record many of the events which took place during the turbulent Civil War period.


It is these dispatches which Dr. Staudenraus now brings to the reader in "Mr. Lincoln's Washington." Read as history alone, Brooks' dispatches would be a substantial contribution to Civil War chronicles; but they are more. As a reporter Brooks was never afraid to inject his personal opinions (he was pro-war, pro-Lincoln, and pro-Union) into his articles. Thus his brilliantly executed thumbnail sketches of representatives and senators, generals and cabinet officers, diplomats and society leaders capture the feeling and atmosphere that pervaded the national capital in those extraordinary days.


Brooks had a special advantage in addition to his skill as a journalist: he had known Abraham Lincoln in Illinois, thus he enjoyed ready access to the White House. Brooks covered many events while in Washington: White House receptions, debates in Congress- including acid etched sketches of its members- General Grant in his headquarters tent in Virginia, the dramatic Presidential nominating convention in 1864, the inauguration of Lincoln and Andrew Johnson- he reported on the inebriated condition of the latter gentleman- the assassination and funeral of Lincoln, and the Grand Review of the victorious Union Armies. 


No edition of Brooks' dispatches has ever before appeared in print. A colorful and valuable collection by a shrewd, hard-working journalist, "Mr. Lincoln's Washington" is certain to interest all Civil War enthusiasts.

General John G. Foster Named Commander $35.00

 

1863 Civil War Merchant Token, Broas Pie

 

Herndon's Lincoln

 

Mr. Lincoln's Washington




Liberty wearing liberty cap encircled by stars with the year 1863 below on the obverse. American shield, olive branches and the motto, "Our Country" on the reverse. Very fine.  


Civil war patriotic imprint with vignette of the U.S. Capitol at Washington, D.C. Lithograph by Hoffman & Kaickerbocker, Albany, N.Y. This is the back flap of a patriotic envelope. 5 1/8 x 3.


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<b>Written by an officer captured at Winchester, Va., and who died as a P.O.W.


"We are under marching orders and I expect we will leave this place for Winchester tomorrow morning. We are getting very tired of staying here but may not better our condition by leaving though I do not think it will be as hard on the men if we go there. We are badly situated here. It takes a great many men for picket and besides that we have to guard all the trains for hay and provisions so that it keeps the men almost constantly on duty, and that is not very pleasant in March and we have real March weather here at this time."</b>


<b><u>Romney, Va., March 14th, 1863</b></u>


My Dear and loving wife,


After my love to you and the children I will inform you that I am well and hope these few lines may find you all well.  Brother Brady left here this morning for home.  Sent a few lines by him but I had not time to write anymore.  I also sent three hundred dollars by him which I want you to give to Mr. Wm. Thornberry and take his receipt for it.  If you do not feel like taking it to him you can send him word to come after it.  I have a little more but I thought I would try and bring it myself.  Well dear, I should have written day before yesterday but I was ordered to go to Green Springs with part of our company to guard a train of new wagons, and I did not get back until after dark last night.  I then had to go to the paymaster for my money and I did not get it till one o’clock this morning, and I tell you I was awful tired and sleepy, but I took a good long nap this morning so that I got pretty well rested, and I think that by tomorrow that I will be all right.  Well Dear, we are under marching orders and I expect we will leave this place for Winchester tomorrow morning.  We are getting very tired of staying here but may not better our condition by leaving though I do not think it will be as hard on the men if we go there.  We are badly situated here.  It takes a great many men for picket and besides that we have to guard all the trains for hay and provisions so that it keeps the men almost constantly on duty, and that is not very pleasant in March and we have real March weather here at this time.  One part of the day will be warm and pleasant and maybe in an hour it will be blowing and snowing.  That was the way it was yesterday and towards night it got very cold and it was as cold a night as we have had, and it has been cold all day and I think it will be cold tonight, but we can keep warm in our tent but it is hard on the poor boys.  Well Dear, I feel very lonesome and low spirited.  I would like to be at home with my little family for I never wanted to see you so bad in my life and I do hope it will not be long before I can get home.  Well the mail has come and I must stop and see what there is for me good.  I got your letter of the 9th and it done me good to hear from you.  I read your letter over three times.  I was glad to hear that you were all in tolerable health.  Well Dear, you talk of me being weaned from home but such is not the case for I would be very glad to come but can’t get off just when I want to, and I don’t think you can feel any more lonely than I do.  I get in such a way studying about home and my Dear little family sometimes that it seems to me I can’t stand it to stay away any longer, and I lay at night after the rest have gone to sleep and study and dream of home and some times I almost fancy that I can see my Dear little Irena, and it is hard for me to keep from crying for the tears will start in my eyes even while I write to you.  I will send that letter to Miss Margrave but for my part I will never have anything more to say to her.  So good by my Dear and loving wife.  May the good Lord bless you and the children. 

 

From your loving husband,


Lieut. L. Lupton


Direct to Winchester


Light staining and wear. 


Levi Lupton, was 39 years old, when he enlisted on July 25, 1862, at Columbus, Ohio, as a 2nd lieutenant. He was commissioned into Co. C, 116th Ohio Infantry, on September 19, 1862, at Gallipolis, Ohio. He was promoted to 1st lieutenant on June 13, 1863, but was never mustered at that rank because he was captured the next day, June 14, 1863, at Winchester, Va. He spent time confined in Libby Prison, Richmond, Va., and at Macon, Ga., and Charleston, S.C., where he died on September 12, 1864.


Levi Lupton married Elizabeth Minor on March 16, 1848, and they were residents of Jerusalem, Ohio.      


Civil War patriotic imprint with full color vignette of Zouave holding an American flag in one hand and a knife in the other with bombs bursting nearby. Slogan below, "The Spirit of the North Aroused." 5 x 2 3/4. Light staining and wear.


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1863 Civil War Patriotic Token, Liberty

 

The U. S. Capitol, Washington, D. C.

 

116th Ohio Infantry Letter $85.00

 

The Spirit of the North Aroused $8.00

<b>The Writings of John Wilkes Booth</b>


Edited by John Rhodehamel and Louise Taper. Published by The University of Illinois Press, Urbana and Chicago. Hardcover with dust jacket, 171 pages, index, illustrated. Like new condition. 


All of the known writings of John Wilkes Booth are included in this collection, a major new contribution to scholarship on Abraham, Lincoln, the Civil War, and nineteenth century theatre history. More than one half of this material has never been published before.


Of this wealth of material, the most important item is a previously unpublished twenty page manuscript discovered at the Players Club in Manhattan. Written by Booth in 1860 in a form similar to Mark Antony's funeral oration in Julius Caesar, it makes clear that his hatred for Lincoln was formed early and was deeply rooted in his pro-slavery and pro-Southern ideology.


Also included in the nearly seventy documents are six love letters to a seventeen year old Boston girl, Isabel Sumner, written during the summer of 1864, when Booth was conspiring against Lincoln; several explicit statements of Booth's political convictions; and the diary he kept during his futile twelve day flight after the assassination.


The documents show that Booth, although opinionated and impulsive, was not an isolated madman. Rather, he was a highly successful actor and ladies' man who also was a Confederate agent. Along with many others, he believed Lincoln was a tyrant whose policies threatened civil liberties.   


<b>Written by an officer captured at Winchester, Va., and who died as a P.O.W.


"I went out on Saturday with 44 men to guard a train that went after hay. We went about six miles to a farm that belonged to a Union man. He had to leave his farm and move his family to Ohio and he wanted us to go and get what hay he had. We did not see any Secesh in our tramp. I don’t think there is any in this section unless it is some small squads that follow horse stealing."</b>


<b><u>Romney, Va., March 2nd, 1863</b></u>


My ever Dear and loving wife,


I thought I would write you a few lines this afternoon as I felt lonesome and it does me good to talk to you on paper when I can’t talk to you any other way.  I am still in good health and hope these few lines may find you enjoying the same blessing.  Well my Dear, I thought you had trouble enough without everybody trying to make you more, but I understand that some person or persons have been reporting about the country that I had took to drinking whiskey and swearing and in fact doing everything that was mean and disgraceful and that I got to be the vilest of the vile.  Well my Dear, I don’t know whether you had got to hear this or not as I never heard a word of it until last night and you have never said anything about it in your letters.  G. Carleton told me that several people were asking him about me and Mr. Barnes told his son about it when he was at Cumberland.  These tales have been raised by some person or persons there.  They have not been reported from camp and all I have to say is this, they may write any of the boys and find out for themselves whether these reports are true or not.  I feel that the love you have for me will not let you believe any such reports for Dear I have not forgot the promise I made to you, and that I made to my Heavenly Father that I would by his help try and live in such a manner that it would never cause the blush of shame to mantle the cheeks of those who are near and dear to me, but all I have to say is this, I have tried as hard to do what I thought to be right since I came to the army as I ever did in all my life, and I trust that my Heavenly Father will help me by his blessed spirit to do what is right in his sight and then all that is said by those who are trying to injure my character will fall harmless to the ground.  Well yesterday was Sunday here.  I went to hear Bro. Brady preach in the afternoon.  He preached a very good sermon.  It was a very blustery day here with little spritz of rain.  The wind blew so hard that it came very near upsetting our white house and it blowed down our chimney and smoked us out, but in the evening it ceased blowing and was a very pleasant night and today it is very fine and pleasant.  I went out on Saturday with 44 men to guard a train that went after hay.  We went about six miles to a farm that belonged to a Union man.  He had to leave his farm and move his family to Ohio and he wanted us to go and get what hay he had.  We did not see any Secesh in our tramp.  I don’t think there is any in this section unless it is some small squads that follow horse stealing.  Capt. is talking of coming home in a few days and if he does I don’t expect I can get off until he comes back.  Well Dear, I must conclude with my never dying love to you and the children.  May the good Lord bless you and keep you safe is the prayer of your unworthy but loving husband.


Lieut. L. Lupton


I have no stamps


Light staining and wear. 


Levi Lupton, was 39 years old, when he enlisted on July 25, 1862, at Columbus, Ohio, as a 2nd lieutenant. He was commissioned into Co. C, 116th Ohio Infantry, on September 19, 1862, at Gallipolis, Ohio. He was promoted to 1st lieutenant on June 13, 1863, but was never mustered at that rank because he was captured the next day, June 14, 1863, at Winchester, Va. He spent time confined in Libby Prison, Richmond, Va., and at Macon, Ga., and Charleston, S.C., where he died on September 12, 1864.


Levi Lupton married Elizabeth Minor on March 16, 1848, and they were residents of Jerusalem, Ohio.      


Indian wearing headdress with the merchant's name Harvey & Co. above and the year 1863 below, on the obverse. General Store, Fort Edward, N.Y. on the reverse. Very fine.  <b>Ohio</b>


Spread winged eagle with arrows and olive branches in its talons and American shield on the obverse. J.W. Gray, Groceries and Dry Goods, Cor. Adams & Sixth, Steubenville, O.[hio] on the reverse. There is a very tiny hole in the token, otherwise it is very fine.


WBTS Trivia: President Abraham Lincoln's Secretary of War, Edwin M. Stanton, was born and raised in Steubenville, Ohio. 


The city of Steubenville, Ohio received its name from Fort Steuben which was built in 1786. The fort was named in honor of Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben. Baron von Steuben, was a Prussian-born American military officer. He served as inspector general and Major General of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He is credited with being one of the fathers of the Continental Army in teaching them the essentials of military drills, tactics, and disciplines. He wrote Regulations for the Order and Discipline of the Troops of the United States, the book that served as the standard United States drill manual until the War of 1812. He served as General George Washington's chief of staff in the final years of the war.

Right or Wrong, God Judge Me,

 

116th Ohio Infantry Letter

 

1863 Civil War Merchant Token, Harvey &

 

Civil War Merchant Token, Groceries & Dr




Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 1862. Vignette of train at lower left. Choice uncirculated.

 


<b>With Louisville, Kentucky imprint</b>


Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Bust view, in uniform, with shoulder straps. Backmark: Campbell & Ecker Photographers, 407 Main Street, Louisville, Kentucky. Very fine.


Pencil identification on the reverse: 1st Lt., Francis H. Lacey, 31st Iowa. This image came from a 31st Iowa Infantry cdv album and comes with the original album page (torn) with identification below the image, "Francis H. Lacey."


Francis H. Lacey, was a 30 year old resident of La Porte City, Iowa, when he enlisted as 3rd corporal, on August 15, 1862, and was mustered into Co. D, 31st Iowa Infantry. He was promoted to 4th sergeant, February 1, 1863; 2nd lieutenant, February 19, 1863; 1st lieutenant, September 21, 1864; and was mustered out of the service with the 31st Iowa Infantry, at Louisville, Ky., on June 27, 1865.


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 1865 Carolina's campaign.


 


Liberty wearing liberty cap encircled by stars with the year 1863 below on the obverse, Wilson's Medal with the number "1" within a wreath on the reverse. Very fine.  


7 3/4 x 10, manuscript in ink.


Account Sales of part of the personal property of the Estate of Edward C. Melke, Deceased. Sold on the 4th day of Jany. 1847. Negro Boy Crump sold to A. Burwell- 500.00. Negro Boy Washington sold to C. Ryan- 605.00. Negro Boy Nelson, Diana & 4 Children sold to H.C. Vale- 1,600.00. $2,705.00. A.H. Laurin, Administrator of E.C. Melke, Decd.


Light age toning. Very fine. 


Edward C. Melke lived in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

1862 Summit County Bank, Ohio, 10 Cents $35.00

 

CDV, Lieutenant Francis H. Lacey, 31st I

 

1863 Civil War Patriotic Token, Liberty

 

1847 Account Sales of Estate Including E $175.00




7 3/4 x 4, manuscript in ink. Itemized account for the treatment of a negro child. Recd. Payment, December 4th, 1844. Very fine.  


7 3/4 x 3, imprinted document with patriotic vignette, of Liberty, eagle and shield, filled out in ink. Grenada, Miss., March 2nd, 1861, payable in the amount of $32.06. Very fine Mississippi promissory note dated the month before the commencement of the War Between the States.   


(1816-87) Born near Louisville, Ky., he saw action during the Mexican War as Lieutenant Colonel of the 4th Kentucky Infantry. He served in the Kentucky State Legislature, and was appointed Minister to Spain by President Buchanan in 1858. Preston was prominently engaged in inducing Kentucky to join the Confederacy, and served on the staff of his brother-in-law, General Albert S. Johnston, with rank of colonel, until the latter's death at Shiloh. Commissioned Brigadier General, April 14, 1862, he fought in the battles of Corinth, Murfreesboro, and Chickamauga. In 1864 he was appointed Confederate minister to the Imperial Mexican government but never reached Maximilian and instead spent the last months of the war in the Trans-Mississippi Department. 


Albumen photograph, on 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 mount, with contemporary pencil ID at the bottom. No imprint. Taken after April 1862, this view shows Preston in Confederate uniform with rank of  brigadier general.   


This sloop of war was launched on March 20, 1862, at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, and served in the U.S. Navy during the Civil War.  Assigned to the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, the "Juniata" was first stationed at Norfolk, Va., where her guns protected the navy yard.  Ordered to join the West Indies Squadron, she departed Hampton Roads on April 26, 1863, and captured the schooner "Harvest" loaded with Confederate cotton that was bound for Nassau.  Joining the squadron on May 5th, she continued to play havoc on Confederate commerce capturing four ships including the schooner, "Fashion" which had a cargo of chemicals that were critical to the Confederacy.  She continued to cruise in the West Indies convoying California bound ships to safe water and alertly watching for signs of Rebel cruisers and blockade runners until she was ordered to set sail for New York on November 24, 1863.  The "Juniata" was under repairs during the first half of 1864 at Philadelphia, and she departed on August 12th in search of the Rebel cruiser, "Tallahassee" which was reported off the New Jersey coast near Sandy Hook.  She then served again with the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron until steaming to Wilmington, N.C., in early December to take part in the forthcoming Union naval operations.  She was in the thick of the fighting during the first attack on Fort Fisher, and her daring upon this occasion cost her two officers and three men killed, and eleven men wounded.  In the second attack on the fort five more of her crew were killed, and ten wounded, but the Rebel stronghold fell, thus effectively sealing off the Confederacy from further foreign aid.  Transferred to the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, on January 18, 1865, she docked at Port Royal, S.C. to repair damages received in the furious action at Fort Fisher.  She then participated in the expedition to Bull’s Bay in support of General William T. Sherman during his advance in the Carolina’s campaign.  After receiving repairs again at Port Royal, S.C., she was ordered to cruise along the coast of Brazil as far south as Buenos Aires where her duty was to protect American citizens and their interests.  Departing Port Royal on June 17, 1865, she arrived at Bahia, Brazil on August 8th bringing with her the new United States consul.  With the exception of a cruise to the coast of Africa from June 12th to September 30, 1866, she remained in South American waters until April 30, 1867, when she sailed from Rio de Janeiro for home, arriving at Philadelphia on June 24, 1867.  In late 1882, with Commander George Dewey in command, the "Juniata" departed from the New York Navy Yard, on a voyage which took her around the world through the Strait of Gibraltar, the Suez Canal, to Bombay, Batavia, Singapore and Hong Kong, among her many ports of call.  She returned to New York on December 10, 1885, and operated from that port until she sailed for the Pacific on August 16, 1886.  She returned to New York on February 4, 1889, and was decommissioned on February 28, 1889.  The "Juniata" was sold at the Portsmouth Navy Yard, on March 25, 1891.


Wet plate, albumen photograph, mounted to 5 1/4 x 4 1/4 card. View of the ship in port. Period ink identification on the reverse, "U.S.S. "Juniata" taken off Cob Dock, New York Navy Yard." "G.P. Hunt, [1] U.S.S. "Juniata," Staten Island, New York, June 22, 1886." Light age toning and wear.


[1] George P. Hunt, who once owned this photograph, was commissioned Third Assistant Engineer, July 1, 1861; Second Assistant Engineer, December 18, 1862; First Assistant Engineer, January 30, 1865; and Chief Engineer, July 4, 1880. He died April 5, 1887.

1844 Medical Receipt For Slaves $75.00

 

1861 Grenada, Mississippi Promissory Not $20.00

 

Photograph, General William Preston $95.00

 

Photograph, Union Warship, U. S. S. Juniat $250.00




<b>With Louisville, Kentucky imprint</b>


(1823-1906) Born at Munfordville, Kentucky, he was a cousin of General Ben Hardin Helm of the Confederate Army. He graduated in the West Point class of 1845, and during the Mexican War he earned a brevet for gallantry at Buena Vista. He saw much duty on the Indian frontier during the pre Civil War years, and on October 11, 1861, he was commissioned a brigadier general of volunteers. He commanded a division in General Don Carlos Buell's Army of the Ohio at Shiloh and Perryville; and at Murfreesboro where he especially distinguished himself. Wood was wounded on December 31, 1862, but refused to leave the field until the fighting was done. He also saw action at Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, the Atlanta campaign, where his leg was shattered, and at Nashville. 


Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 3 7/8 card. Standing view in uniform with rank of brigadier general, holding kepi. Period ink ID on the front mount, Brig. Genl. T.J. Wood, Comdg. 1st Division, 21st A.C. Backmark: Webster's Photograph Gallery, 475 Main St., Louisville, Ky. Also includes a list of other major generals, brigadier generals, and colonels that Webster's Gallery has available. Shows age toning and the card is trimmed. Scarce.  


<b>With Louisville, Kentucky imprint</b>


Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Bust view, in uniform, with shoulder straps. Backmark: Campbell & Ecker Photographers, 407 Main Street, Louisville, Kentucky. Very fine.


Pencil identification on the reverse: Capt. Adam Gebert, 31st Iowa. This image came from a 31st Iowa Infantry cdv album and comes with the original album page with identification below the image, "Adam Gebert."


Adam Gebert, was a 39 year old resident of Maquoketa, Iowa, when he enlisted as a 2nd lieutenant, on August 13, 1862, and was mustered into Co. F, 31st Iowa Infantry. He was promoted to captain, March 31, 1863; and was mustered out of the service with the 31st Iowa Infantry, at Louisville, Ky., on June 27, 1865.


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 1865 Carolina's campaign.


 


<b>Killed in the battle of Wilson's Creek, Missouri in 1861</b>


Civil War patriotic imprint with black bordered mourning illustration of General Nathaniel Lyon with name printed below. Published by J.G. Wells, cor. of Park Row Beekman St., N.Y. Light staining. 


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



<u>General Nathaniel Lyon</u>: (1818-61) Graduated from West Point in 1841 ranking #11. During the years before the Civil War he fought against the Florida Seminoles and was brevetted captain for gallantry in the Mexican War. More than any other man he saved Missouri for the Union in 1861. He was killed in action at the battle of Wilson's Creek, Mo., August 10, 1861.

 


(1818-99) Born in Chesterfield County, Va., he served as a lieutenant of the 1st Virginia Volunteers during the Mexican War. As a captain of Virginia Militia he was officer of the day at the hanging of John Brown in 1859. Two years later, as a major of the 4th Virginia Battalion Militia, he was on duty at Norfolk. Entering the Confederate Army as colonel of the 12th Virginia Infantry, on May 9, 1861, he served on the lower Peninsula until the spring of 1862, when his regiment was attached to the Army of Northern Virginia in General William Mahone's brigade. With this command he fought at Seven Pines, the Seven Days Battles, and at 2nd Manassas where he was severely wounded and disabled until July 1863. At the the battle of the Wilderness, on May 6, 1864, he succeeded Mahone in command of the brigade, and was commissioned brigadier general. At the battle of the Crater, at Petersburg, July 30, 1864, Weisiger greatly distinguished himself as he and William Mahone led the Confederate counterattack. Both generals were largely responsible for the complete victory that followed, Weisiger being wounded in the battle. He was paroled at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865.


Albumen photograph, on 4 1/8 x 6 1/8 mount, with contemporary pencil ID at the bottom. No imprint. This is the only pose in Confederate uniform of Weisiger known to exist. Light age toning.

CDV General Thomas J. Wood $195.00

 

CDV Captain Adam Gebert, 31st Iowa Infan

 

General Nathaniel Lyon $15.00

 

Photograph, General Daniel A. Weisiger $125.00




J.L. Agens & Co. Newspapers, No. 1, Commerce St., Newark, N.J. on the obverse and Good For 1 Cent on the reverse. Very fine.  


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


(1824-84) Born in Connellsville, Pa., he moved to Oregon in 1844, studied law and was admitted to the bar. He moved to Olympia, Washington, in 1853, and was elected to the Territorial House of Representatives in 1856, and served as speaker. He was appointed United States Attorney for Washington by President Franklin Buchanan in 1857. He returned to Salem, Oregon in 1858 where he practiced law for twelve years. Served as U.S. Congressman, 1869-71. He ran unsuccessfully for governor of Oregon in 1882.


<u>Autograph With Place</u>: 5 1/4 x 5 1/2, in ink, J.S. South, Salem, Oregon. Very fine.  


Macon, May 1st, 1864. Vignette of a slave hoeing in the fields. 50 Cts in red overprint. Uncirculated condition.  


Group lot of three stereoscopic cabinet size photographs of the National Abraham Lincoln Monument in Springfield, Illinois. View #1: Complete view of the impressive monument. Imprint on the front mount, "Entered by John Carroll Power, in 1883, in the office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington." Much of the descriptive label on the reverse of the card has been damaged (lifted off) from an old mounting. #2: Close up view of the cavalry group which is on one of the side pedestals below Lincoln. Imprint on the reverse gives a complete description of the sculpture, and a message from The National Lincoln Monument Association, dated April 18, 1882. #3: Close up view of the Artillery Group. As above with descriptive imprint on the reverse of the card. The images were photographed by J.A.W. Pittman, for J.C. Power. They show various degrees of age toning and wear. An interesting group of three images for the Lincoln collector.

Civil War Merchant Token, J. L. Agens & C

 

Autograph, Joseph S. Smith $10.00

 

1864 State of Mississippi 50 Cents Note $60.00

 

Photographs, National Lincoln Monument, $85.00




By F.B. Carpenter. Introduction by Mark E. Neely, Jr. University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, Ne., First Bison Books printing, 1995. Soft cover, 359 pages, index, front piece illustration. Excellent.


Late in 1863 a young painter named Francis B. Carpenter wished to commemorate the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation. The likeable and well connected Carpenter received President Lincoln's consent during a visit to the White House. "Well, Mr. Carpenter, we will turn you loose in here," said Lincoln. The painter set up a studio in the state dining room and worked for months in 1864 under a lighted chandelier. It was a marvelous opportunity to observe the president and converse with him. 


"The Inner Life of Abraham Lincoln" is Carpenter's account of his experience. He watched the daily parade of petitioners who came to Lincoln's office- worried mothers, desperate job seekers, needy widows and orphans. He heard Lincoln's own account of the decision to abolish slavery by proclamation, heard him recite Shakespeare, and heard him say often, "That reminds me of a story..." He dealt with little Tad, gathered anecdotes from insiders, and excerpted published reminiscences from former associates like William H. Herndon. He added his own impressions of the president, noting a deep melancholy underneath the famous humor.


This book originally published in 1866, struck a chord with a public hungering for intimate details about the fallen president. Carpenter's painting, "The First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation before the Cabinet," (used as the cover art for this book) was finished earlier, displayed in the rotunda of the Capitol before Lincoln's second inauguration, and then exhibited on a northern tour. Reproductions hung in many homes, offices, and schoolrooms.  


(1825-1901) A native of Kentucky, he saw action in the Mexican War as a lieutenant in the 3rd Kentucky Infantry. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Taylor was appointed lieutenant colonel, of the 1st Kentucky Infantry, and colonel to rank from Oct. 14, 1861. After service in the Peninsular campaign, the 1st Kentucky, one of the 12 months regiments, was mustered out in the summer of 1862. Taylor then reported to Kirby Smith in East Tennessee and commanded a brigade in Stevenson's division at Cumberland Gap and in Kentucky. While serving under General John C. Pemberton at Vicksburg, he was captured and paroled, and after his exchange he commanded the District of South Mississippi and East Louisiana. At the end of the war he was post commander at Mobile, Ala.


Wet plate, albumen photograph, on 4 1/8 x 5 3/4 mount. View as brigadier general. No imprint. Light age toning and wear. 

 


<b>Signed in print by Edwin M. Stanton and A. Lincoln</b>


4 x 6 1/2, imprint, 3 pages.


War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, November 20, 1863


General Orders

No. 375


I..Before a General Court Martial, which convened in the city of Washington, October 28, 1863...was arraigned and tried- John K. Stetler.


The charge brought against Mr. Stetler was "willful neglect of duty." Two specifications go into detail describing why he is being charged. "the said John K. Stetler did, at the city of Baltimore, Maryland, on or about the 5th day of May 1863, enter into a contract, in writing, with Captain Thomas C. Sullivan, Commissary of Subsistance, U.S. Army, acting for and on behalf of the Government of the United States, to furnish to the Subsistance Department of the United States Army certain subsistence supplies, to wit one hundred thousand pounds prime roasted and ground Rio coffee, at and for the price of thirty seven 97/100 dollars for every one hundred pounds...that the United States should accept the said coffee and pay the said price on the terms and conditions in said contract set forth, it being stipulated by said contract that proof, by chemical analysis or otherwise, that the said coffee so agreed to be furnished should be composed wholly of pure, prime Rio coffee, and that the same should be delivered in Baltimore, as follows: fifty thousand pounds by May 7th, and fifty thousand pounds in five days thereafter."


Stetler failed to deliver any coffee at all by the May 7th and 12th, 1863 due dates, and eventually delivered about 100 casks of adulterated and impure coffee at Baltimore on June 5, 1863, in an attempt to defraud the United States Government. 


After mature deliberation on the evidence adduced, the Court found him guilty on the 2nd specification and sentenced him "to be imprisoned in the Penitentiary at Albany, New York, or at such other place as the Secretary of War may direct, for the term of five years."


War Department, November 20, 1863


II..The proceedings, findings, and sentence in the foregoing case are approved, and it is ordered that the sentence be executed by imprisonment in the Penitentiary at Albany.


EDWIN M. STANTON

Secretary of War


Approved: A. LINCOLN


III..The Military Governor of the District of Columbia will send the prisoner, John K. Stetler, under a proper guard, to Albany, New York, and deliver him to the Warden of the Penitentiary at that place for confinement, in accordance with the foregoing sentence and order.


By Order Of The Secretary Of War:


E.D. TOWNSEND

Assistant Adjutant General


Small stain at edges. Light wear.


Any orders that have President Lincoln's printed signature on them are always desirable.    


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


(1829-91) Born in Fremont, Ohio, he graduated from St. Xavier College, Cincinnati, studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Fremont. He served as prosecuting attorney of Sandusky County, Ohio, 1852-54. He enlisted in the Union Army on June 18, 1861, and was commissioned 1st lieutenant, 8th Ohio Infantry, and served until his discharge on July 13, 1864. He was the probate judge of Sandusky County, 1866-69; served as U.S. Congressman, 1869-71; was elected mayor of Fremont, 1871, 1873, and 1875; served again as probate judge of Sandusky County, 1877-79, and 1885-91.


<u>Signature With Place</u>: 5 1/4 x 3, in ink, E.F. Dickinson, Fremont, Ohio. Very fine.

The Inner Life of Abraham Lincoln, Six M

 

Photograph, General Thomas H. Taylor $250.00

 

Man Charged With Defrauding the U. S. Gov $35.00

 

Autograph, Captain Edward F. Dickinson,




Richmond, July, 21, 1862. Vignette of milkmaid and ship at center and Governor John Letcher at left. "1" and "ONE" in red overprint. VG.   


Indian wearing headdress on the obverse, with B. Maloney, Proprietor around the edges. National, 499 Third Avenue, and the year 1863 on the reverse. Very fine.  <b>for the Army of the United States</b>


4 x 6 1/2, imprint, 4 pages.


War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, November 12, 1863


General Orders

No. 364


The accompanying statement of the cost of clothing and camp and garrison equipage for the Army of the United States, to govern until further orders, with the allowance to each soldier during his enlistment, and his proportion for each year, is published for the information and guidance of all concerned.


By Order Of The Secretary Of War:

E.D. TOWNSEND 

Assistant Adjutant General


Includes: Itemized statement of the cost of Clothing, Camp and Garrison, Equipage. 


Also includes a 9 3/4 x 6 1/2, imprint, titled, Table specifying the money value of Clothing allowed to the Army of the United States. 


Small stain at edges. Very informative document.  


(1831-74) A nephew of Union General Daniel Tyler, he graduated from West Point in 1853, and joined the artillery branch of the service. In 1861 he was a spectator at the bombardment of Fort Sumter being a member of the expedition that was sent to relieve the fort. He later saw yeoman service in McClellan's 1862 Virginia Peninsular campaign, in the battle of Fredericksburg he commanded the artillery of Hooker's "Center Grand Division," and he was in charge of the Artillery Reserve at Chancellorsville. At Gettysburg his 130 guns pounded George E. Pickett's advancing Confederate columns as they attempted to storm Cemetery Ridge on July 3, 1863. Tyler commanded a brigade of Gibbon's division, 2nd corps at Spotsylvania, and at Cold Harbor he was cited for great gallantry and was struck in the ankle by a ball which not only lamed him permanently but brought about his death a decade later. By the end of the war Tyler was a major general in the Regular Army.


Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Bust view in uniform with rank of colonel. Period ink ID on the front mount, R.O. Tyler, Col. 1st C.V.A. [Connecticut Volunteer Artillery]. Backmark: R.W. Addis, Photographer, 308 Penna. Ave., Washington, D.C. Corners of the mount are slightly trimmed. Age toning and light staining. Scarce early war view.

1862 Commonwealth of Virginia $1 Treasur $25.00

 

1863 Civil War Merchant Token, B. Malone

 

Orders Setting Cost of Clothing and Camp $25.00

 

CDV General Robert O. Tyler $100.00




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