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Here is a small table pitcher measuring 5 1/2 inches tall by 5 1/2 inches wide.  It is interesting how often I find that small antique pitcher measurements of height and width are the same.  It must  be something about the pleasing symmetry.  This is quite an old one, dating to the 1850s and possessing dramatic looping designs and a prominent curving border.  The underside backstamp is that of the Jacob Furnival pottery.  This was made in their pottery in the Staffordshire section of England during the heyday of early white ironstone - dense, well crafted and classic.


Large pitchers of this shape usually sell for $300.  However, this one is both small and flawed.  As seen in the pictures, it has a shallow but prominent chip on the rim and a smaller one on the bottom. There is also a star glaze crack on the bottom - does not penetrate the clay.   Given the condition, the price is right.  The good news is that both chips are on the same side, so it would show well from the other side if displayed on a shelf.  


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


(1832-1901) Born near East Brook, Mercer (now Lawrence) County, Pa., he graduated from Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pa.; served as superintendent of schools of Mercer County for two terms; clerk of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives in 1859; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1859 and commenced practice in Mercer, Pa.; appointed prosecuting attorney for Venango County in 1861 and elected in 1862 for three years; served as U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania, 1869-71; was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1872.


<u>Signature With Place</u>: 5 1/4 x 3 3/4, in ink, C.W. Gilfillan, Franklin, Pa. Very fine.  


<b>United States Congressman from New York</b>


(1806-82) Born in Londonderry, Rockingham County, N.H., he attended the common schools; engaged in mercantile pursuits; managed an iron manufacturing company in Hamilton, Canada, 1836-56; member of the city council of Hamilton, 1848-49; served as mayor of Hamilton in 1850; returned to New York State and settled in Batavia in 1856; acted as State commissioner during the erection of the institution for the blind in Batavia, 1866-68; served as U.S. Congressman from New York, 1869-71.


<u>Signature With Place</u>: 5 1/4 x 4 7/8, in ink, John Fisher, Geneseo, N.Y. Very fine.  


Civil War patriotic imprint with full color vignette of a zouave soldier holding a sword in one hand and the American flag in the other while standing on a C.S.A. 1st National flag on the ground.  Motto printed at top: "We Have Planted Our Standard And Are Prepared To Defend The Right." 5 3/8 x 3 1/8.


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

Small White Ironstone Cream Pitcher, Gra $35.00

 

Autograph, Calvin W. Gilfillan $10.00

 

Autograph, John Fisher $10.00

 

We Have Planted Our Standard $10.00




A National Historical Society Photographic Portrait of the Civil War. In Association With Civil War Times.  William C. Davis, Editor. William A. Frassanito, Photographic Consultant. Published by Blackdog & Levanthal Publishers, New York, 1997. Hardcover with dust jacket. Large 10 x 10 1/4 size. 647 pages, index, profusely illustrated. Excellent.


In this striking chronicle, the American Civil War comes to life through the lenses of such extraordinary photographers as Alexander Gardner, Timothy O'Sullivan, J.D. Edwards, J.W. Petty, A.J. Russell, Mathew Brady and his numerous assistants, and scores of others. Found in attics, old albums, on forgotten shelves in libraries and archives, the images of real faces and places in "Touched by Fire" reveal the underlying drama, tragedies, and pain of a war that split one nation in two. Essays by eminent Civil War scholars and the entertaining, informative captions accompanying each picture highlight the viewpoints of citizens and soldiers often neglected in history texts and illuminate in detail the nature of Civil War leadership and command, the spirit of the individual regiments, the role of the oft-forgotten navies on both sides, and the continental scope of the war and its impact on the land and on communities large and small.


"Touched by Fire" is at once a panoramic overview of the conflict and an album that focuses our attention on the personal, human aspects of a nation at war. Pictures of peaceful landscapes that would be transformed into battlefields, of humble churches and elegant plantations in the South that would soon vanish, remind us of the profound, far-reaching destruction of the war. Photographs of Shiloh, Chickamauga, Antietam- the bloodiest single day in American's entire military history- of Fredericksburg, Harpers Ferry, Gettysburg, and thousands of other lesser-known engagements, not only present graphic evidence of the realities of battle but highlight how the tactics used during the Civil War almost inevitably led to immense suffering and appalling death counts among the triumphant armies as well as the vanquished. Mighty battleships are seen side by side with hospital ships, the first ever built to care for the naval wounded. The faces of the two presidents, Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis, and of their political allies, of the Blacks who went to war as soldiers, paid laborers, and servants, and of women who disguised themselves as fighters, served as nurses, and brought the comforts of home to desolate army camps, make it clear that the Civil War was unquestionably "everyone's war."


The story of the war is perhaps most starkly, and most poignantly, recorded in the hundreds of photographs of the men and boys- soldiers ranged in age from as young as thirteen to well over fifty- who offered their lives for the land they loved. Evocative portraits of the men charged with leading the troops- including Union officers Grant, McClellan, Burnside, Farragut, Custer, and Sherman, and, across the line, Lee, Beauregard, Longstreet, and Hood- are accompanied by concise and candid evaluations of their performances. From group photographs of the hundreds who enlisted in small towns throughout the country as the war began, to shots of newly trained regiments posing proudly with shiny new ceremonial swords or with antiquated weapons brought from home, to men shown crowded in the squalor of such notorious prisoner-of-war camps as Andersonville, to horrific depictions of the dead and dying stretching as far as the eye can see, "Touched by Fire" presents the fate of the common soldier in matchless, unforgettable images.


The result of an historic collaboration between the National Historical Society and Civil War Times, "Touched by Fire" offers an unprecedented view of the Civil War and brilliantly captures the emergence of photography as the truest and most authentic record of the passions and the horrors of war.



A magnificent and moving portrayal of America at war and of a generation "touched by fire."


1,200 rare black and white photographs, many reproduced from recently discovered original glass plate negatives.


Haunting scenes of tranquil encampments and of battlegrounds steeped in blood.


Portraits of the men in the ranks and of the men who led them.


A fascinating gallery of ships and seamen.


A revealing look at the industries that fed the war efforts, from railroads to weapon production.


Enlightening essays by some of today's foremost historians.      


4 1/4 x 6 5/8, imprint, 7 pages.


War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, July 9, 1863


General Orders

No. 212


I..The Invalid Corps will be organized in Companies of two classes of Battalions.


II..Those men enlisted in, or transferred to, the Invalid Corps, who are most efficient and able-bodied, capable of using the musket, performing guard duty, making light marches, &c, &c, will be assigned to Companies of the First Battalion. Those of a minor degree of physical efficiency, or who possess special qualifications as cooks, nurses, or clerks, and whose services are required in hospitals, will be assigned to Companies of the Second Battalion.


III..Companies of the First Battalion will be employed mainly as provost guards, and guards in cities, &c. They will be armed with muskets, and will not be liable to active campaigns with the field armies.


IV..Companies of the Second Battalion will be armed with side arms only, and will be employed in hospitals as cooks, nurses, clerks, orderlies, &c., and as guards to hospitals or other public buildings.


Much more informative content. Issued by order of the Secretary of War and signed in print by E.D. Townsend, Assistant Adjutant General. Very fine.  


<b>Badly wounded during the battle of Perryville, Kentucky</b>


(1823-91) He was born at Florence, Alabama, graduated from the Jesuit College of St. Joseph's at Bardstown, Ky. in 1841, studied law, and started a practice in Murfreesboro, Tenn., and later moved his law office to Florence. He served as solicitor of the fourth judicial circuit of Alabama from 1851-57. He later became the editor of the Florence Gazette and strongly supported the 1860 presidential campaign of former U.S. Vice President and future Confederate General John C. Breckenridge. Upon the commencement of the War Between the States Wood entered the Confederate Army as captain of the "Florence Guards," and upon the organization of the 7th Alabama Infantry, was elected their colonel on May 18, 1861. He served with his regiment at Pensacola, Florida until February 1862, having been promoted to brigadier general on January 7th, and was ordered to take his command and join General Albert Sidney Johnston's army in Kentucky. After fighting bravely at Shiloh, he commanded a brigade of General Simon B. Buckner's division at the battle of Perryville, Ky., where he was severely wounded by an artillery shell fragment. He served in General Patrick Cleburne's division at the battles of Murfreesboro and Chickamauga. After the war he served in the Alabama legislature in 1882-83, was a member of the law faculty at the University of Alabama, and later served as attorney for the Alabama Great Southern Railroad. 


Antique, silver print photograph, 2 x 4. Half view wearing double breasted Confederate brigadier general's uniform coat with over the shoulder belt, rectangular belt plate, and the hilt and top portion of his sword visible. No imprint. Circa early 1900's print.     <b>by W.H. Tipton</b>


Complete set of five original panoramic color post cards from the art and souvenir store of W.H. Tipton, the famous Gettysburg battlefield photographer, plus the original imprinted envelope they were contained in. 


Includes the following views:


1. East Cemetery Hill, Gettysburg, Pa.

2. Looking Down Hancock Ave., Gettysburg, Pa.

3. High Water Mark, Gettysburg, Pa.

4. Looking Towards Round Top, Smith Battery in Foreground, Gettysburg, Pa.

5. General View From Little Round Top, Looking Across The Valley of Death. Statue of Gen. Warren in Foreground, Gettysburg, Pa.


Each one of the cards measure 11 x 3 1/2, and they all are in excellent condition. The envelope has some small edge tears, and chipping with some paper loss which causes the loss of a couple of words of the imprint at the upper right corner. A scarce complete set with the original envelope. Circa 1907.

Touched by Fire $50.00

 

Order Concerning the Organization of the $20.00

 

Photograph, General Sterling A. M. Wood $25.00

 

Set of Panoramic Post Cards of the Getty $95.00




<b>Maine State Senator during the Civil War


United States Congressman from Maine</b>


(1822-1904) Born in Ellsworth, Hancock County, Maine, he attended Gorham Academy, graduated from Yale in 1842, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1844 and practiced in Bangor, Maine. Served as a member of the Maine State Senate 1862-1863; and the Maine House of Representatives in 1864. Was Attorney General of Maine, 1864-66. Served as U.S. Congressman, 1867-73. Was judge of the Supreme Judicial Court of Maine, 1873-1883, and served as chief justice from 1883-1900.


<u>Signature With State</u>: 5 1/4 x 3 3/4, in ink, J.A. Peters, Maine. Very fine.  


<b>123rd New York Infantry


Wounded during the 1864 Atlanta campaign


United States Congressman from New York</b>


((1833-82) Born in Granville, Washington County, N.Y., he studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1854, and practiced in Whitehall, N.Y. During the Civil War he enlisted at Whitehall, on August 14, 1862, and was commissioned captain, Co. C, 123rd New York Infantry. He was promoted to major, May 5, 1863; was wounded in action on May 25, 1864, at Dallas, Georgia; promoted to lieutenant colonel, November 19, 1864; mustered out of the Union army at Washington, D.C., June 8, 1865. Served as U.S. Congressman from New York, 1869-71.


<u>Signature With State</u>: 5 1/4 x 3 1/2, in ink, A.H. Tanner, New York. Very fine.  


<b>Signature With Rank as Commander of the Mississippi Marine Brigade</b>


(1820-95) Brother of the celebrated engineer Charles Ellet. In 1861, he served as a captain in the 59th Illinois Infantry. The following spring when his brother was ordered by the War Department to purchase vessels and convert them into rams, Alfred was commissioned lieutenant colonel and aide-de-camp to his brother Charles. They completed their fleet at Cincinnati and steamed down the river to Memphis, defeating the Confederate fleet there on June 6, 1862, and sinking or disabling eight of the nine enemy ironclads. Charles received a mortal wound here and Alfred took over the command. With the Monarch and the Lancaster he steamed up the Yazoo River and discovered and reported the presence of the Confederate ram Arkansas. Promoted to brigadier general to rank from November 1, 1862, he was assigned to the Department of the Mississippi and placed in command of the Marine Brigade in 1863. After running the Vicksburg batteries in March 1863, Ellet was engaged for some time in moving General U.S. Grant's troops to the east bank of the Mississippi. In retaliation for information furnished to the troops of CSA General Chalmer's command, he burned Austin, Miss.


<u>War Period Signature With Rank</u>: 3 1/2 x 1, in ink, Alfred W. Ellet, Brig. Genl., Comdg. M.[ississippi] M.[arine] Brigade. Very fine.


 The white ironstone mustard pot presented consists of a little mug base, finialed lid with cutout for a spoon, and a serving spoon.


The pot measures 3 1/2 inches wide by 3 inches tall.  The little ladle is 4 3/4 inches long. It is unmarked.


The base is in excellent shape free of chips and cracks.  The underside of the lid shows some nibbles as seen in the pictures.  The ladle is chipped around the edges of the spoon as well.


None of these flaws shows unless the lid is upended and the spoon removed.

Autograph, John A. Peters $10.00

 

Autograph, Lieutenant Colonel Adolphus H $25.00

 

Autograph, General Alfred W. Ellet $95.00

 

White Ironstone Mustard Pot with Wooden $25.00

An attractive apothecary label for GARRIGUE’S VEGETABLE WORM CONFECTIONS, sold by E. B. Garrigue, Philadelphia.   Nicely printed on colorful blue stock so typical of the period, this 7 ¾" X 5 3/8’ uncut label extols the wondrous virtues of Mr. Garrigue’s little vegetable pills in ridding one of stomach worms.  A common affliction of the Civil War era and an especially frequent malady of the Southern camp where warm weather and flies took their toll from Yankee soldiers who’s systems and personal habits were not accustom to sustained heat and close living.  All original and in fine condition, this is a nice original item for the Civil War, medical, sutler or country store collector.  please note:   <B>ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!!</B>  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !!       An especially crisp 2.75 x 2.75 inches period albumen photograph was among the earliest Civil War photographs published by E & H T Anthony.  Originally published by Anthony as part of their <I>War Views,/I> stereo view series, this  original was part of a long ignored cash of original unmounted photographs from Anthony archives  acquired by Culver Pictures.  This period albumen was mounted by Culver Pictures Inc. as part of their stock photo collection sometime in the in the earlier 20th century and bears their mark on the reverse.  ( A long surviving family business Culver Pictures maintains a large inventory of pictures in varying categories for use by publishers of books, magazines, newspapers, websites, films, and television productions.)

           Known as the <B>Fighting Sixty-Ninth</B> a name said to have been given by Robert E. Lee during the Civil War, this New York Infantry Regiment (a.k.a. the <I>Fighting Irish</I>) would see action at such as Bull Run, The Seven Days Battles, Malvern Hill and Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and <B>Gettysburg</B>, Petersburg and Appomattox.  An outstanding period New York city street scene, this view offers building and business detail while capturing the patriotic fervor of the day.  As with <U>all direct sales</U>, we are pleased to offer a <B>no questions asked three day inspection with refund of the purchase price upon return as purchased!</B> Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !



 A nice Civil War vintage crochet cotton, cut steel decorated misers purse.  Narrow in the middle and closed at both ends, miser's purses ranged in the course of their history from 8 to 10 inches long.  A knitted or crocheted <I>tube</I> with short slit in the narrow midsection to let the carrier drop coins or other small objects into either end of the tube.  The purse was closed by moving the rings, or sliders toward the ends, gathering the fabric snugly around the contents. The <I>toes</I>or ends were usually tasseled, one end was generally square the other rounded.  Frequently categorized by collectors as being exclusively for ladies use, the misers purse was an equally popular personal item of both sexes.  All in excellent original condition, we’d expect the considerable cut steal decoration on this example would more likely place it in the ladies us category. While the cut steal embellishment shows some rust as evidence of age and originality, this classic example remains solid and suitable for careful use or will fit well in any period accessory or personal item collection.  <B>Buy with confidence! </B><I>  We are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales!</B> <I>Just send us a courtesy  e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly.</I>  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!  Our photos will do best to describe these nice Civil War era die-struck brass hat letters except to offer that they are completely original and in fine unissued condition with a mellow natural patina as evidence of age and originality.  The letters stand approximately 1 inch (illustrated with a quarter for size comparison) and sport original soldered on fastening wires.  Of interest to the collector will be that we acquired these letters several years ago now when we were fortunate enough to purchase a number of items brought home by a W. Stokes Kirk clerk when the Philadelphia based Civil War surplus dealer closed up shop in 1976.  Founded in 1874, W. Stokes Kirk, like Bannerman in New York, purchased large quantities of all manner of Civil War surplus at government auction. Seems like an impossibility today but seasoned collectors can remember the two outfits offering original Civil War material as late as the 1960s and early 1970s.  This small grouping of Co. insignia offers a now rare opportunity as we make the letters available here <U>individually priced</U>for the collector who would like a single example as a companion piece or more than one for display.  We have just a few each of letters <B>A</B> through <B>G</B> with <B>K</B> and <B>L</B>. Just indicate in your order which letter or letters you would like. <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!

Civil War era WORM CURE APOTHECARY LABEL $65.00

 

69th New York –‘Fighting Irish’-1861 ret $85.00

 

CIVIL WAR era LADIES MISER’S PURSE $95.00

 

original ! Civil War era enlisted Hardee $35.00

Measuring 4 3/4 inches in diameter, these turned fruitwood traveling candlesticks remain in original even seemingly unused condition.  Wonderful patina and a single fine age crack along the grain of one side offer good evidence of age and originality. (see illustration insert)   Commonly referred to as <I>donut</I> candlesticks by Civil War collectors and antique lighting enthusiasts, the vast majority of surviving examples of the type are of spun brass though finely turned wood examples such as offered here are known to have seen use from the period of the American colonial and Revolutionary War period through the Civil War era.  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!  


4 x 6 5/8.


War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, July 23, 1863


General Orders

No. 226


The County of St. Mary's, Md., is detached from the Middle Department, and will form a separate Military District. Brigadier General G. Marston is assigned to the command of St. Mary's District; Headquarters at Point Lookout.


By Order Of The Secretary Of War:

E.D. TOWNSEND

Assistant Adjutant General


Light age toning. Very fine.


Trivia: St. Mary's County is where Francis Scott Key, the author of a poem which became The Star Spangled Banner, grew up.


Over 600 African Americans from St. Mary's County served in the Union Army during the Civil War; two were awarded the Medal of Honor.


 <b>For Exchange of Prisoners After Being Wounded at Gettysburg</b>


4 x 6 5/8, imprint.


War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, July 23, 1863


General Orders

No. 227


Brigadier General S.A. Meredith will repair to Fort Monroe and relieve Lieutenant Colonel Ludlow of the duties of Agent for exchange of prisoners. After turning over to General Meredith all papers connected with his office, Lieutenant Colonel Ludlow will report to the Adjutant General of the Army.


By Order Of The Secretary Of War:

E.D. TOWNSEND

Assistant Adjutant General


Light age toning. Very fine and desirable. 


General Meredith had been wounded less than 3 weeks earlier at Gettysburg and was being sent to Fort Monroe, Va. on prisoner exchange duty while he convalesced from his wound.




<b><u>General Solomon A. Meredith</u>


Commander of the famous Iron Brigade</b>


(1810-75) Served as sheriff of Wayne County, Indiana and was later elected to four terms in the state legislature. In 1849, he was appointed U.S. Marshal for the district of Indiana. Meredith had a most distinguished Civil War career, first being elected colonel of the 19th Indiana Infantry. In 1862, he saw action in the second battle of Bull Run where he was severely wounded. He was promoted to brigadier general on Oct. 6, 1862. At the battle of Chancellorsville, his brigade of one Michigan, two Indiana, and three Wisconsin regiments, known as the "Iron Brigade," fought in Gen. John F. Reynold's 1st Corps. Meredith's and Cutler's brigades opened the infantry fighting at Gettysburg on July 1, 1863, and he was wounded again and knocked out of action until November of that year. In early 1864 he was assigned to command the post at Cairo, Illinois, and in September of that year to the post at Paducah, Kentucky.

 


<b>One of John Hunt Morgan's men!</b>


4 1/8 x 6 5/8, imprint.


War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, July 23, 1863


General Orders

No. 228


In the case of James Clark Lisle, [1] tried at Cincinnati, Ohio, by General Court Martial, on the charge of "being found and arrested within the lines of the United States forces as a spy," convicted and sentenced by General Orders, No. 106, Department of the Ohio, June 19, 1863, "to be punished with death, by hanging by the neck, at such time and place as the Commanding General shall direct," strong additional testimony having been produced by which it is clearly shown he was a member of Colonel Cluke's regiment [2] of General Morgan's command of rebel troops, and not a spy, the sentence in his case is remitted by the President, with directions that he be held and treated as a prisoner of war.


By Order Of The Secretary Of War:

E.D. TOWNSEND

Assistant Adjutant General


Light age toning. Very fine. Desirable President Abraham Lincoln and General John Hunt Morgan related document.


[1] James Clark Lisle, was a private in Co. A, 2nd Kentucky Cavalry, of General John Hunt Morgan's Command, and he was captured on May 5, 1862. 


[2] Colonel Roy S. Cluke, was colonel of the 8th Kentucky Cavalry. He was captured on July 20, 1863, and died as a Confederate prisoner of war on December 31, 1863 at Johnson's Island, Ohio Prison.

antique turned fruitwood TRAVELING CANDL $225.00

 

General Marston Assigned to Command $15.00

 

General Solomon A. Meredith is Ordered t $35.00

 

President Lincoln Saves Suspected Rebel $75.00




<b>War Date Endorsement Signed</b>


(1822-1905) Graduated from West Point in 1842 and fought in the Mexican War. At the battle of Cerro Gordo he was so severely wounded that he was left for dead until picked up by a burial detail 36 hours later. On October 2, 1861, he was appointed colonel of the 1st Minnesota Infantry, which he commanded at the battle of Balls Bluff, Va. In the spring of 1862, now a brigadier general, he commanded a brigade in the 2nd Corps, Army of the Potomac. At the battle of Antietam, September 17, 1862, he was very severely wounded which left him incapacitated for several months. Promoted to major general to rank from November 29, 1862, he successively commanded the defenses of Philadelphia, the operations at Brazos Santiago Pass on the Texas Gulf Coast, the 13th Corps, and various districts along the Mississippi River. In December 1864, he was given command of the Department of the Mississippi, which he held until the end of the war.


<u>War Date Endorsement Signed</u>: 3 1/2 x 2 1/2, in ink, Head Quarters U.S. Forces, Matagorda Bay, Feb. 2, 1864. Approved, other articles will be disposed of as recommended in this report. N.J.T. Dana, Maj. Genl. Light age toning.  


<b>Killed at the battle of Shiloh, Tennessee</b>


(1803-62) Graduated in the West Point class of 1826, saw action in the Black Hawk War, was Secretary of War of the Republic of Texas, fought in the Mexican War as a colonel of Texas Volunteers, served as colonel of the 2nd U.S. Cavalry on the Texas frontier, led the Utah expedition against the Mormons, was appointed a full general in the Confederacy in 1861, commanded all C.S.A. troops west of the Alleghenies, and was mortally wounded during the battle of Shiloh, on April 6, 1862, dying on the battlefield.


Antique, silver print photograph, 3 3/4 x 5 3/4. Half view wearing double breasted uniform coat with epaulets. The hilt of his sword and sash are visible at the bottom of the view. No imprint. Light horizontal crease across the center. Circa early 1900's print.  An original historic issue of the Philadelphia Inquirer, August 8, 1862, with a large  front page  Map "The Field of Battle near Dranesville, Va, Friday Dec 20, 1861", w headlines & account of the Battle, rebel Dead & Prisoners, also war news etc. The Battle of Dranesville took place between General EOC Ord and JEB Stuart in Fairfax County, Virginia. A very scarce original map illus Battle of Dranesville paper. The Inquirer is notable for its first hand battlefield accounts. The complete 8pp issue is disbound with small edge cuts, suitable for framing. Overall VG condition.

Thank you for visiting Mike Brackin Civil War Antiques- www.mikebrackin.com 

I have been collecting and selling original American Civil War & US Military memorabilia for 35 years.  All items are unconditionally guaranteed to be authentic and in the condition as described.  I am a longtime member of the Company of Military Historians, the New England Antique Arms Association, the Ephemera Society of America & the Civil War Veterans Historical Assn I ship only USPS priority mail with insurance.


  An original historic issue of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Sept 15, 1862, w front page 7 x 7" Map "The Seat of War in Maryland" , Hagerstown, Sharpsburg, South Mountain, w headlines "Good News from Frederick", "Retreat of the Rebels", "US Troops occupy Frederick", Also The Battle at Harpers Ferry, Jackson at Chambersburg, Defense of Fort Ridgely, Minnesota, Battle of Mumfordsville, Kentucky, Philadelphia  Corn Exchange recruiting ad etc. The Inquirer is notable for its first hand battlefield accounts  and unusually fine cover illustrations seldom seen in other major newspapers of the era. The complete 8pp issue is disbound with small edge repairs, cuts, suitable for framing. Overall VG condition.

   Thank you for visiting Mike Brackin Civil War Antiques- www.mikebrackin.com 

I have been collecting and selling original American Civil War & US Military memorabilia for 35 years.  All items are unconditionally guaranteed to be authentic and in the condition as described.  I am a longtime member of the Company of Military Historians, the New England Antique Arms Association, the Ephemera Society of America & the Civil War Veterans Historical Assn I ship only USPS priority mail with insurance.

Autograph, General Napoleon J. T. Dana $125.00

 

Photograph, General Albert Sidney Johnst $15.00

 

BATTLE OF DRANESVILLE VIRGINIA CIVIL WAR $85.00

 

ANTIETAM MARYLAND CIVIL WAR MAP ILLUS N $85.00

An original historic issue of the Philadelphia Inquirer, June 14, 1862, w detailed front page Map of "Richmond the Rebel Capital and its Surroundings" incl Gaines Mills & Coal Harbor, Williamsburg road, White Oak Swamp,  14 x 11", War news incl  Battle  of Cross Keys w casualty List, 81st Pennsylvania news, The Occupation of James Island. The Inquirer is notable for its first hand battlefield accounts and unusually fine cover illustrations seldom seen in other major newspapers of the era. The complete 8pp issue is disbound with small edge cuts, suitable for framing. Overall VG condition.

   Thank you for visiting Mike Brackin Civil War Antiques- www.mikebrackin.com 

I have been collecting and selling original American Civil War & US Military memorabilia for 35 years.  All items are unconditionally guaranteed to be authentic and in the condition as described.  I am a longtime member of the Company of Military Historians, the New England Antique Arms Association, the Ephemera Society of America & the Civil War Veterans Historical Assn I ship only USPS priority mail with insurance.

  Confederate Forts Walker & Beauregard defended Port Royal Sound, Hilton Head & Beaufort South Carolina during the Civil War.  An original Nov 15, 1861 issue of the Philadelphia Inquirer, with front page maps of Fort Walker & Fort Beauregard & headline news of the Battle at Port Royal, w details of Captain John Rodgers Union Navy capture of the forts, names of casualties etc, also schematic diagram of the positions of the Union Fleet during the Battle, Confederate Accounts of the Battle, reaction to the loss of Beaufort, etc. 8pp. Complete issue, Disbound, VG.

     Thank you for visiting Mike Brackin Civil War Antiques- www.mikebrackin.com 

I have been collecting and selling original American Civil War & US Military memorabilia for 35 years.  All items are unconditionally guaranteed to be authentic and in the condition as described.  I am a longtime member of the Company of Military Historians, the New England Antique Arms Association, the Ephemera Society of America & the Civil War Veterans Historical Assn I ship only USPS priority mail with insurance.

 


Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 4 1/8 x 2 1/2 card. Outdoor view of an elaborate large building with numerous columns, with an open ground in front that has numerous seats around the area and some light poles. Three men can be seen standing in the view, the two at the right are wearing kepi like hats. Imprint on the front mount, C.D. Fredricks Y Daries. Backmark: C.D. Fredricks Y Daries, Calle de la Habana 108, Habana. New York, 582 Broadway. Paris, Pasge. du Havre, 31. Excellent Civil War era view taken in Havana. During the war Havana was one of the main port cities for Confederate blockade runners!  An original historic issue of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Jan 2, 1862, w front page a full page map  "The Siege of Yorktown"  incl Williamsburg & Yorktown, Big Bethel incl small illus of Professor Lowes Balloon,  Hampton Roads, Norfolk, Portsmouth, etc, in cl sites of rebel rifle pits, forts, etc, w 8pp of War news incl latest from Yorktown, also Beaufort, NC & Siege of Fort Macon, Bombardment of Fort Jackson, Louisiana, etc. The Inquirer is notable for its first hand battlefield accounts. The complete 8pp issue is disbound with small edge cuts, suitable for framing. Overall VG condition.

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RICHMOND VIRGINIA CIVIL WAR 1862 SIEGE M $85.00

 

SOUTH CAROLINA CIVIL WAR PORT ROYAL & B $85.00

 

View Taken in Havana, Cuba $50.00

 

YORKTOWN VIRGINIA CIVIL WAR SIEGE ILLUS $85.00

An original complete 8pp Civil War  newspaper, the Philadelphia Inquirer  October 4, 1862  with a nice 7 x 10" front page map titled "Seat of War in Virginia and Maryland" showing the battle sites from Hagerstown & Sharpsburg to Harpers Ferry with the latest from the Battlefield at Antietam, Maryland- President Lincoln's Review of the  Army at Antietam & details of his vist to Harpers Ferry, Battle Report minors Hill & Bolivar Heights, Lincoln's First Emancipation Proclamation, etc. VG, disbound with small edge cuts. The Inquirer was one of the few Civil War papers that routinely showed fine front page illustrations of War events and these illus issues are suitable for framing.

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 An original complete 8pp Civil War newspaper, the Philadelphia Inquirer July 4, 1862 with a nice 14 x 13" front page map of the June 1862  Battles in Virginia titled "Field of General McClellan's Terrific Engagements" showing  Mechanicsville, Gains Mill, Fair Oaks, Savage Station, "Coal Harbor" etc, and incl the arera from Mechanicsville to Petersburg & Richmond to Charles City Court House, w news of the last 3 days of fighting, long casualty lists and news from the 3rd Pa Cavalry. VG, disbound with small edge cuts. The Inquirer was one of the few Civil War papers that routinely showed fine front page illustrations of War events and these illus issues are suitable for framing.

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 An original historic issue of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Feb 20, 1862, w 8 x 7" front page map of "Columbus And Its Vicinity " showing  Columbus, Kentucky & Belmont, Missouri, incl the Confederate defenses & water batteries.  The 8pp complete issue announces Columbus has been evacuated, w details of the town defenses, and  headlines the Union Capture of Fort Donelson, Tennessee w details of the assault, gun boat attacks, Commodore Foote, Navy casualties, Capture of General Price, etc. The map shows exc detail of the Confederate batteries and defenses, now part of Columbus-Belmont State Park. Edge cuts, disb, Overall VG.

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 Doctor Josiah  Bartlett, Kingston, New Hampshire was a Signer of the Declaration of Independence. A very handsome piece of quartz crystal with a thin layer of raw gold covering most of one surface. I got this at the Bartlett Family Museum Auction in 1989 along with other assorted relics, most dated circa 1860s-1870s, so perhaps this ore is from the Colorado or Dakota Gold Rush. The mineral is approx 2.5 x 1.2" and the quartz & gold together  weigh about 36 grams total.

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CIVIL WAR MAP ILLUS NEWS LINCOLN VISITS $85.00

 

CIVIL WAR MAP ILLUS NEWS RICHMOND BATTLE $85.00

 

FORT DONELSON BELMONT & COLUMBUS CIVIL $85.00

 

GOLD IN QUARTZ SPECIMEN CIRCA 1870S BART $1500.00

An original group of 97 brass artillery coat buttons captured from the Spanish in 1898- I obtained these non-dug buttons years ago from Bannerman's Arsenal. Francis Bannerman purchased the captured Spanish Army ordnance and uniforms, insignia, etc from the US government circa 1900. The handsome 2pc brass coat buttons w crossed cannon, cannon balls and the crown of Castile.  The brass buttons  have silvered iron backs and copper button hooks. The buttons bear Barcelona and Paris maker  backmarks.  All are Good to Exc condition, a few with minor  rust spots on reverse only. The group.


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 An original circa 1914 photo of 2 pairs of young women drinking toasts at a bar in NY City. The women are dressed in the latest styles wile the barman shakes a cocktail. The 9 x 7" photo has a stamped backmark  "Credit Brown Brothers 220 West 42nd St., N.Y.36 Loaned For One Use Only".  Brown Brothers were notable NYC photographers made famous by their images of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. Edge wear, age darkened mat, overall VG w exc detail.  On July 27, 1909 Orville Wright flew the Wright Flyer at Fort Myer, Virginia with Army Lt Frank Lahm aboard, setting a new duration record, and the Army adopted the plane as US Signal Corps Flyer # 1. An original period photo of this event, the first US Military plane with Orville Wright aboard &  Army officers in foreground, with ink caption on front margin "Wright's Flight at Ft. Myer, Va., July 27, 1909". The  7 x 5" photo is on a 9 x 7" linen backed mat and the US Air Service number "9680AS" is visible on photo margin. The mat has age darkened edges, the linen on reverse has age spots. VG Overall. This came from a 1910-1920s era archive of military photos.


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 General William Sidney Graves was a Wyoming Frontier infantry officer but is best remembered as Commander of the Siberian Expedition  American Expeditionary Forces, keeping the Trans-Siberian railroad open and providing safe conduct for the Czech Legion during the Allied peacekeeping effort. He was called "the only honorable man" in the catastrophic affair. An original circa 1929 Photo of General Graves taken in Panama where he commanded US Forces on the canal, 1927-29 . General Graves is seated at his desk, with major general rank straps and AEF campaign bar. 8 x 6" w linen back, blue pencil idd "Gen Graves Cristobel (Panama)".  VG. Comes w bio info.


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CAPTURED MILITARY BUTTON GROUP CUBA PHIL $125.00

 

WOMEN DRINKING NEW YORK CITY PROHIBITIO $135.00

 

WRIGHT BROTHERS FIRST MILITARY AIRPLANE $550.00

 

US GENERAL WILLIAM S GRAVES SIBERIAN EXP $95.00

Dr William Crawford Gorgas was the US Army surgeon best known for his efforts to eradicate yellow fever and malaria in Florida, Havana, Cuba  and the Panama Canal. An original Photo of Dr Gorgas,seated at his desk in the Panama Canal Zone circa 1910. The photo bears the US Signal Corps insignia imprint & number in lower corner, and shows Dr Gorgas, seated in his lab,  in uniform with Medical Corps insignia and Major General rank stars on his shoulder straps.Approx 8.5 x 6.5" and mounted on linen backing. Edge wear, mat w age spots, Overall VG. Comes w bio info. This came from vintage a Panama Canal US Army Signal Corps photo collection.


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I have been collecting and selling original American Civil War & US Military memorabilia for 35 years.  All items are unconditionally guaranteed to be authentic and in the condition as described.  I am a longtime member of the Company of Military Historians, the New England Antique Arms Association, the Ephemera Society of America & the Civil War Veterans Historical Assn I ship only USPS priority mail with insurance


 US Navy Lieutenant Frank K Hill was an officer on the Cruiser USS Brooklyn during the Battle of Santiago Bay, Cuba 1898. An original signed chestview photo of Lt Hill wearing his campaign medals including the USS Brooklyn Medal given by the Citizens of Brooklyn, and also the Battle of Santiago Bay WT Sampson Medal. The 8 x 10" sepia tone photo is ink signed on the lower margin "With Love F. K Hill".  Reverse w a circa 1898 "War Department" imprint. Age dark at margins, Overall Exc.


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  An original India Proof Engraving of Illinois General John Logan, winner of the Medal of Honor for his bravery at Vicksburg; Logan was a brilliant combat commander, from Belmont & Fort Donelson, to Resaca, Dallas & Atlanta. One of only 100 copies made, publ by Vertue & Yorston, NYC, 1865, at the Civil War's End. 16 x 12" waistview. This Series was unmarked, & I will provide copy of the gallery fronts-piece. This is not  one of the small bookplate images often encountered. Edge wear, age spots, Overall VG.

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 An original pair of binoculars, typical Civil War era constructed brass tubes with , black enamel finish, tubes micely etched  "US Signal Glass Day & Night" The eyepieces  bear the makers marks "Chevalier Opticien Paris".  extends to 7"'. The leather covers are gonewere replaced with  and old dark green paint, showing wear and brass underneath. They are similar to a pair shown in WC Davis "Commanders of the CW" The optics & mechanism are VG overall.

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DOCTOR WILLIAM GORGAS YELLOW FEVER SCIE $125.00

 

SIGNED PHOTO BATTLE OF SANTIAGO BAY CUBA $135.00

 

GENERAL JOHN LOGAN ENGRAVED CIVIL WAR PO $95.00

 

CIVIL WAR US SIGNAL CORP GLASSES $150.00

Joab Nelson Patterson of Hopkinton, New Hampshire was a notable Civil War Colonel of the 2nd NH Volunteers, wounded at Gettysburg, Brevet Brigadier General and postwar United Sates Marshal in New Hampshire, 1860s-80s. An original group of 27 US Marshal Account documents for Patterson, 1867-1886, most in the 1870s, Most are 2pp 16 x 13" ptd/ink Account Lists for compensation for jurors, deputies,  witnesses, support of prisoners, marshal's expenses , District of New Hampshire and each signed by Patterson as US Marshal. All G-VG, some w age staings, edge cuts. The group comes w Pattersons Civil war service info. The group

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 An original Civil War CDV photo of a young noncom officer standing with hand in coat like Young Napoleon. The very serious young man has a light stripe on his coat lower sleeve. The CDV has lower corners clipped, but the image is sharp & clear & Overall VG. This is only the 2nd Decorah, Iowa soldier image I have seen, despite the fact that over 300 volunteers, many of Norwegian heritage enlisted from Decorah, Winnesheik Thank you for visiting Mike Brackin Civil War Antiques- www.mikebrackin.com 

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 The Civil Rights Act of 1866, the predecessor of the 16th Amendment was the first federal law to affirm equal protection for all citizens, enacted to protect Freedmen after the Civil War. An original US Army General Order issued at Washington , DC July 21, 1866 publishing the Civil Rights Act, declaring all persons, "excluding Indians "  to be citizens of the US regardless of previous condition of slavery, and detailing their rights under the law, noting the Act has been passed  by 2/3 Senate vote, overriding the veto of the President of the United States. 6 pp 8 x 5" ptd. Age darkening, edge cuts, stains, Overall Good.

General & Special Orders were issued to communicate commands and information to the Army. Each order, issued in writing by a command, was then printed for distribution to each unit, either at an army department headquarter or by commanders at local headquarters, sometimes in the field on portable printing presses. The orders were then issued to regiments, often to be read aloud to the troops. 

General Orders were printed as issued with date & location; at the end of a year the  regimental adjutant might retain them loose or simply string bind them by punching holes and stringing on ¼" red cloth string tape (the source of the old expression "government red tape"). Sometimes an officer or HQ clerk might take a group of orders to a local print shop or bookbinder and have an accumulation bound with leather or cloth covers.

Usually, American Military Orders of the 19th century including Civil War era were printed on an 8 x 5" sheet of quality rag paper.

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 General Truman Seymour commanded the Florida Expedition of February, 1864, resulting in the Capture of Jacksonville and Battle of Olustee where the Union Forces were defeated in one of the heaviest fought battles of the war. An original order issued by General Seymour at his HQ, "Hilton Head, Pulaski, Tybee and St Helena Islands", Hilton Head, SC. Jan 30, 1864 ordering his command to drill with marching gear  "to  assure steady marching under fire".   This Order was issued for Seymour's Florida Campaign and 3 weeks later resulted in the decisive Battle of Olustee. 2pp 8 x 5" ptd. Edge wear & age stains, folds, 2 punch holes in left margin, Overall VG.

General & Special Orders were issued to communicate commands and information to the Army. Each order, issued in writing by a command, was then printed for distribution to each unit, either at an army department headquarter or by commanders at local headquarters, sometimes in the field on portable printing presses. The orders were then issued to regiments, often to be read aloud to the troops. 

General Orders were printed as issued with date & location; at the end of a year the  regimental adjutant might retain them loose or simply string bind them by punching holes and stringing on ¼" red cloth string tape (the source of the old expression "government red tape"). Sometimes an officer or HQ clerk might take a group of orders to a local print shop or bookbinder and have an accumulation bound with leather or cloth covers.

Usually, American Military Orders of the 19th century including Civil War era were printed on an 8 x 5" sheet of quality rag paper.

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UNITED STATES MARSHAL DOCUMENTS GROUP 1 $135.00

 

DECORAH IOWA CIVIL WAR SOLDIER CDV PHOTO $85.00

 

AFRICAN-AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 186 $250.00

 

BATTLE OF OLUSTEE FLORIDA CIVIL WAR CAMP $150.00

Union General Thomas Crittenden of Russellville, Kentucky and General Alexander McCook of Columbiana, Ohio  were blamed for the Union defeat at Chicamauga, Georgia, 1863 and courtmartialed but exonerated. An original War Dept Order, Washington, DC, Sept 28, 1863, issued days after the Battle of Chickamauga  ordering a Court of Inquiry into the conduct of General Crittenden & General McCook  in the Battles of Sept 18 & 19 and relieving them from duty w the Army of the Cumberland. 1p 8 x 5" ptd.  Edge wear, stains, 2 punch holes in left margin, Overall VG.

General & Special Orders were issued to communicate commands and information to the Army. Each order, issued in writing by a command, was then printed for distribution to each unit, either at an army department headquarter or by commanders at local headquarters, sometimes in the field on portable printing presses. The orders were then issued to regiments, often to be read aloud to the troops. 

General Orders were printed as issued with date & location; at the end of a year the  regimental adjutant might retain them loose or simply string bind them by punching holes and stringing on ¼" red cloth string tape (the source of the old expression "government red tape"). Sometimes an officer or HQ clerk might take a group of orders to a local print shop or bookbinder and have an accumulation bound with leather or cloth covers.

Usually, American Military Orders of the 19th century including Civil War era were printed on an 8 x 5" sheet of quality rag paper.

Thank you for visiting Mike Brackin Civil War Antiques- www.mikebrackin.com  Lieutenant Patrick Tracy Jackson Jr left Harvard College to enlist as a private in 1862, rising  to company commander with the 1st Mass Cavalry &  the 5th Massachusetts Colored Cavalry, serving to the End of the War, the first cavalry unit to enter Richmond. An original  Civil War era oval albumen bust view of Lieutenant Jackson wearing a military coat.  The image is mounted on a 14  X 12" mat. Age dark and wear at edges, Overall  VG. Comes w his service record and bio info. Jackson served with the 1st Mass Cavalry in the St John's River Expedition, Florida in 1863 and with the 5th Mass USCT Cavalry in the Battle of Baylor's Farm, Petersburg and the Fall of Richmond.

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 Frank Tousey's Five Cent Wide Awake Library was published in New York and Tousey was the first to publish stories of the Jesse James Gang in this dime novel style format.

The first James Boys Adventure appeared in 1881. An original May 24, 1882. issue of the Five Cent Wide Awake Librarty titled "The James Boys in Mexico, Publication No 490 (the 10th issue in the James Boys Series) The 16pp magazine is approx 8 x 11.5" with large cover illus of the James Boys shooting a Mexican bandit, illus by DW Stevens. The back page  lists the Library Publications incl the James Boys Series. Age stains, edge tears, margin chips, chips, complete and Overall Good.

Thank you for visiting Mike Brackin Civil War.  An original, complete issue of the Harpers Weekly news Oct 10, 1863 issue, with a  full cover illus of "Major-General George H Thomas, USA, the Hero of Chickamauga- Photographed by Brady". The 12pp issue includes War news and illustrations of the Union Artillery at Black Island, Siege of Charleston & a fine double sheet illus of the Grand Review of the Army of the Potomac by Thomas Nast, also the classic "Sharpshooter" image by Alfred Waud, 14pp, small archival repairs on edges, overall VG. Harpers Weekly,  the leading Civil War news journal  w illus of leaders, battle scenes, reports by war correspondents,  maps,  etc. The issues are typically 12-14pp, disbound, complete, w small edge tears, age spots & VG condition except as noted.

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CIVIL WAR CHICKAMAUGA ORDER GENERAL THO $95.00

 

5TH MASSACHUSETTS CAVALRY CIVIL WAR OFFI $225.00

 

THE JAMES BOYS WIDE AWAKE LIBRARY 1882 P $250.00

 

GENERAL GEORGE THOMAS ILLUS HARPERS WEEK $85.00

After the 13th Amendment abolished Slavery in 1865, Democrats tried to amend the Civil Rights Bill and disenfranchise black voters.  Charles Sumner of Boston led the Senate battle to protect Civil & Voting Rights of Freedmen including black Civil War veterans, resulting in the 14th Amendment. An original complete March 8, 1866 Boston Journal Supplement news issue devoted to Senator Sumners Speech, headline titled "No Compromise of Human Rights. The Elective Franchise a Necessity. Speech of Hon. Charles Sumner on the Proposed Amendment to the Constitution".  2pp complete, front & much of back page printing of the impassioned address &  also p2 article on Vivendieres. Edge cuts, Overall VG.

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 A group of 31 original calling cards for RAF officers, many who served from WWI to WWII. The group includes cards for group Flight Captains, Wing Commanders, Squadron Leaders, Medical Service  etc, also a few spouses, includes HS Scroggs (KIA 1941, AJ Pegg (test pilot), PBB Ogilvie, GH Russell (DFC), HJ Pringle, P Polglase, HE Proud, JH Herring, HB Wrigley Fighter Command Air Marshal) GH Vasse, JBM Wallis, JKR Landells, JLN Bennett-Boggs, CT Oneill, CEV Porter, Trafford Leigh-Mallory, RAF Nurse Gladys Taylor, Capt Claude H Keith,  etc, total 24 officers and 7 wives. A few of the cards are duplicates, all date from circa 1920s-30s.   A few w small age spots, most are VG-Exc, all approx 3.2 x 1.5" . The group 

Thank you for visiting Mike Brackin Civil War.  A striking carved wood bas relief of a scene showing medieval knights jousting in a tournament. The beautifully carved 41 x 18" single piece of pine wood is beautifully carved  and the knights, their steeds and the soldiers show wonderful 3  dimension relief. I believe this was carved in Europe, possibly mid 19th century during the upsurge of interest in knight errant generated by the novels of Sir Walter Scott. The overall size approx 41 x 18 x 3.5 inches. The figures and background retain much of their original paint. The figures have cracks and a few are are missing their feet or lower limbs. The bas relief has a lengthwise crack recently repaired with steel straps on the reverse. Shipping Wt 28 pounds, UPS Shipping Only.

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 The Military Order of the Loyal Legion, known as MOLLUS was formed at the End of the War by Civil War officers and included many of the leading Commanders. An original group of 9 Reunion items for the Minnesota Commandery of MOLLUS, 1892-1897  incl 2 multipage  Registers of Minnesota members, 4 Reunion Programs including the Program & Dinner Menu, and 3  Programs for  Loyal legion Dinners for Abraham Lincoln's Birthday Anniversary.  All approx 7 x 5", all complete, some w color illus covers, all disbound w edge cuts, age stains, wear. The group of 9 items

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14TH AMENDMENT CHARLES SUMNER BOSTON NE $250.00

 

WORLD WAR TWO RAF OFFICER CALLING CARD G $125.00

 

KNIGHTS TOURNAMENT JOUSTING 19TH CENTUR $2500.00

 

MINNESOTA CIVIL WAR VETERAN OFFICER MOLL $95.00

An original photograph of a group of 7 officers and 9 ladies posing in front of a tent in camp at Fort Riley. The reverse of the image has an ink inscription naming the ladies and officers, states they were attending  military maneuvers at Fort Riley as a guest of General Bates, Commanding Officer. The writer names some of the subjects-  Mrs Horace Burt, Mrs Major Bean, Helen Haagland, Marguerite Pritchelt and  Ella Colto and states one other was an "Army Woman" who served as chaperone. The officers have various US insignia and wear campaign hats- one is a medical officer. The photo is on a gray 8 x 10" mat. The image is Exc & clear. The mat has a tape repair on one corner, Overall VG.

Thank you for visiting Mike Brackin Civil War.  An original 19th century US Mint Medallion commemorating General Dan Morgan's victory over Banastre Tarleton's Tory  British Legion at the Battle of Cowpens, South Carolina, 1781. The handsome copper clad lead medallion shows Morgan receiving victory laurels from an Indian princess and the reverse shows the battle, with Latin  inscriptions. Edge wear and dents and traces of the copper cladding worn away on the edges, but overall VG, The copper has been lightly cleaned Approx 56mm diameter. Thank you for visiting Mike Brackin Civil War.  An original Civil War letter from Lt Cheyney W Nields, A Company, 30th Pa Infantry (1st  Reserves), at "General McCall's Head Quarters",  Jan 30, 1862 to his sister- constant rain & hail has turned the  "sacred soil" into a river of mud, we are camped along the muddiest street in West Chester,  3 weeks in our tents, 30,000 men invisible in the fog, only sound is occasional band music, we sleep on close boards, all sleepers must turn over in unison, Wilmer Neilds visited him & Tom (Tom Nields Killed in Action 2nd Manassas) in camp. Comes w service info, 1861- Nov 63.The 30th Pa (1st Pa Reserves).  Lt Nields died March 1864 and is buried in Green Mountain Cemetery, West Chester. 4pp 8 x 5" ink. VG. Sgd  "Cheyney".Thank you for visiting Mike Brackin Civil War Antiques- www.mikebrackin.com 

I have been collecting and selling original American Civil War & US Military memorabilia for 35 years.  All items are unconditionally guaranteed to be authentic and in the condition as described.  I am a longtime member of the Company of Military Historians, the New England Antique Arms Association, the Ephemera Society of America & the Civil War Veterans Historical Assn I ship only USPS priority mail with insurance.


 An attractive item for the country store or writing instrument enthusiast, this original circa 1840 broadside is printed on one side for posting and measures 10 ¼ X 6 ¾ inches promoting Boston Apothecary and Chemist, Thomas Hollis’s (see Mexican War through Civil War era Boston Business Directories) <B><I>BLACK WRITING INK for steel or quill pens</B></I>   Remaining in excellent original condition with no rips tears or repairs, there is some age staining that could be easily removed by proper restoration methods but we would leave the piece as is.  With lots of eye appeal and a good size for display, this scarce old advertising broadside will set in well in any number of period collectable categories.   <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!

FORT RILEY KANSAS US ARMY PHOTOGRAPH SPA $95.00

 

REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOUTH CAROLINA VICTORY $135.00

 

30TH PENNNSYLVANIA CIVIL WAR SOLDIER LET $135.00

 

original c. 1840 – HOLLIS BLACK INK / Fo $95.00

Our illustrations will likely do best to describe this piece except to assure the reader that the piece is an original period example of a die struck sheet brass sewing clamp patented by Charles Waterman of Connecticut in 1853.  The attractive antique sewing implement remains in working condition retaining a good amount of original silver wash.   It even retains its original old iron spring that is so frequently weak or broken in surviving examples. Left unpolished and as found after decades of attic trunk storage, this piece retains a wonderful natural age patina.  Clamped to a table with a piece of work fabric held in its beak the little <I>sewing bird</I> would make the task of stitching easier.  Period advertisements advised of the <I>health preserving properties</I> of the bird as it allowed the sewer to maintain a proper posture rather than slouching over work held in the lap.  When one considers the hours spent by the earlier to mid 1800s seamstress with needle and thread, the comfort offered by the little clamp may not have been overstated.  <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!  This neat old flask measures 5 3/8 X 6 ¼ inches and is hand crafted in earlier to mid-1800 fashion of <I>hot-dipped</I> tinned sheet iron     with lead soldered lapped seams and tapered stopper spout with rolled edge (easier on the lips).  The body is thin, measuring just under an inch thick and curved so as to sling unobtrusively from iron wire rings.   Clearly fashioned for inconspicuous wear under shirt or frock while offering twice the volume of the usual <I>hip flask</I> this attractive old flask was clearly intended for <I>serious</I> use.  All original and period with no holes, splits or condition issues beyond the charm of natural age. As with <U>all direct sales</U>, we are pleased to offer a <B>no questions asked three day inspection with refund of the purchase price upon return as purchased!</B> Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !


 Gleaned from a country sale some years ago when they came out of attic trunk storage carefully tied together just as they remain today, we were impressed enough with the prophetic inscription penned on the back of <I>Little Freddy’s </I> image to keep the pair together as they had been for decades.  Faded with age but still clearly legible is <I>’My Darling little Freddy - From his Father in camp at Poolsvill -Sargent 10th Mass Battery - In the great Rebellion of 1862 and 1863 to his Mother - Croline Gwell’ </I> on the back of this image of <I>Little Frederick</I>.  Set aside years ago as a <I>some-day</I> research project the little group just came out of our own storage accumulation.  Now with the benefit of the internet and some helpful data base access, we were able to take advantage of what fragments the inscription provided to complete the story with only a few key strokes.  Asa L. Gowell, the <U>only</U> Gowell in the 10th Mass. Battery, was a 27 year old Boston teamster when, in the summer of 1862, he mustered in as a member of the <B>10th Massachusetts Light Artillery</B>   Assigned to the defenses of Washington in the fall of 1862, the 10th Battery with its six 3 inch Rodman guns, started for <I>Poolesviille</I>, Md. and winter camp the day after Christmas.   

Gowell  remained with his unit throughout the Civil War mustering out with the Battery back in Boston on June 9, 1865.  During his tenure with the 10th the hard fought battery saw action at such as Mine Run. Brandy Station, Battles of the Wilderness, Deep Bottom, Ream’s Station Hatcher’s Run, Petersburg, Sailor’s Creek, Appomattox C. H. and many more.  Born in Litchfield, Maine, Asa and Caroline were married in 1858.  When he went off to war <I>Little Freddy</I> (Fredrick  Meriam Gowell )was their second of two children.  At the time of his passing in 1902 Asa Gowell  had been an active member of G.A.R. Post # 200 in Jamaica Plain, Mass.  As with <U>all direct sales</U>, we are pleased to offer a <B>no questions asked three day inspection with refund of the purchase price upon return as purchased!</B> Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !

      Our photo illustrations will likely do best to describe this beautiful old hat.  Rather crudely woven in comparison to most examples in this material, we’d guess this broad brimmed hat with the classic high<I>bee hive</I> crown that collectors of Southern and Western antique headgear love, was truly <I>home-made</I> as opposed to the finer bear grass work usually associated with Native American basketry.  Done in a <I>soft weave</I> so as to be pliable and facilitate air flow, this beautiful old slouch hat, crude though it’s weave is, remains as solid as it must have been in its inception.  The brim measures a full 17 inches in diameter and the <I>hat size</I> would fall in the modern day <I>medium</I> (approximately 21 inches diameter).  The cotton sweatband measures 1 ¾ inch wide.   

       Bear grass is a distinctive American medium, known by several colloquial names.  The wide spread North American vegetation was noted in the Lewis and Clark journals when on June 15, 1806 Lewis wrote that <I> there is a great abundance of a species of bear-grass which grows on every part of these mountains</I>.  While we have seen examples of the fiber use by period country folk, (mostly for light headgear) the weaving of bear grass is most commonly associated with a finer variety of workmanship by Native Americans who used the leaves to weave garments and baskets and ate the roasted rootstock. Other common names for this plant are squaw grass, elk grass, turkey beard, bear lily, and pine lily.


     Once again, something we have had for a while and offered here to facilitate our attempt to down size some.  A real treasure!  <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!

Patent 1853 SEWING BIRD CLAMP & PIN CUSH

 

earlier to mid-1800s Tinned Sheet Iron – $95.00

 

Pvt. Asa L. Gowell-10th Mass. Battery Mo $245.00

 

hand crafted antique - ‘Bee Hive’ BEAR G $650.00




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