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In casting, a pattern is a replica of the object to be cast, used to prepare the cavity into which molten material will be poured during the casting process. Now fashioned from metal, plastics or other modern compositions earlier <I>sand casting</I> patterns were hand crafted of wood and painted black. When sand casting bronze a coating of graphite powder was frequently applied to the painted wood pattern as a releasing agent.  Some silvery looking remnants of the graphite remain on this piece as evidence of actual use in casting bronze cannon tubes.  This pattern was made of white pine and retains nearly all of its period black finish with remnants of the afore mentioned releasing agent.  The pattern would cast a cannon of approximately 30 inches in total length. A wonderful size and weight for display, the light weight pine even makes wall mounting practical.  All original and with good age yet remaining in pleasing condition with lots of eye appeal, this antique casting pattern will set in well in any numbed of quality groupings.   <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!


Indian wearing headdress with United States of America and 1864 on the obverse. American shield and One Cent within wreath design on the reverse. Very fine.


United States Of America around the edges with 2 Cents within wreath on the obverse. American shield with "In God We Trust" in riband and 1865 on the reverse. Very fine.  Clipped corners but still a nice old 1860s image of the historic Hancock Mansion on Beacon Street in Old Boston.  Demolished in the period of the American Civil War a bronze plaque now documents its location as <I> the residence of John Hancock, a prominent and patriotic merchant of Boston, the first signer of the Declaration of American Independence, and First Governor of Massachusetts</I>. 

The photographer of this interesting period illustration is not identified. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!

exceptional antique CANNON CASTING PATTE $450.00


1864 United States 1 Cent Piece $25.00


1865 United States 2 Cents Piece $25.00


CDV - The Old Hancock House Beacon Hill $65.00

Usually encountered without the unusual looped top, this little nickel silver counter bell with its figured cast iron base, remains in excellent condition with an attractive natural age patina and evidence of period use. Cast into the underside of the base is <B>PAT. JUN. 25 1838 & APR. 8 1856</B> then <B>PAT’D AUG. 5 1856 – PAT’D AUG 25 1863</B> on the striker housing.  The top loop which is held in place by the threaded striker housing is marked <B>PAT’D JULY 25 1876</B>.   Weather this piece is a later addition to a Civil War period bell or the latest feature of a bell of post Civil War manufacture we are unable to say. The bell is easily displayed and well usable with or without the later feature.  <B>Don't forget to give our search feature a try</B> for special wants. A simple <B>key word</B> in lower case works best. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !   A bit late for our usual fare but we couldn’t resist when we had the opportunity to acquire a small lot of these original Star Brand Repeating Paper Caps and are offering them here priced by the single box for the collector who would enjoy having an original unopened 1930s / 1940s box of five rolls of the old paper caps. A nice companion display piece if you are fortunate enough to have one of the old cast iron or <I>white-metal</I> cap guns us old-timers remember from our boyhood.  (These are modern times however so we must offer the appropriate caution that these caps are offered for display purposes only.)  Each of the colorful old red, white and blue pasteboard boxes remains in fine unopened condition retaining its original content of five rolls of <B>Star Brand, M. Backes’ Sons, Inc.</B> repeating caps. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!  Not a big deal but worthy of a good home is this c. late 19th / early 20th century silver plate U. S. Grant souvenir spoon.  A popular souvenir item of the period, as visiting tourists and Civil War veterans now gathering as members of the G. A. R. at a growing number of Battlefield Parks, were eager collectors of such as remembrances of their visit.  Fashioned with the patriotic flair of an armed military figure, U. S. A. in a shield, and the profile of Andrew Jackson, this souvenir spoon would have been a natural keepsake for the period.  Offered unpolished and as found after decades of storage, this example remains in pleasing condition with good evidence of age and a full complement of its original silver plate.  <B>Don't forget to give our search feature a try</B> for special wants. A simple <B>key word</B> in lower case works best. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !!  Measuring 20 inches in total length, this early hand forged iron branding iron is representative of the common practice of the 18th and 19th century artisans to mark their wares with a simple one line brand as a lasting testament of their craftsmanship and quality of work.  The origin of the modern day reference to goods identification as <I>branding</I> or <I>brand</I> name, the earlier artisan brands were frequently a simple two or three letter initial.  These brands are still to be seen today on everything from the backs or bottoms of nice antique furniture to barrels, wooden kegs and even military canteens, to axe handles and wagon wheels.

A neat all original and period item for all manner of antique enthusiasts, this iron will be of special interest to someone with the initials <B>RJ</I>.  please note:   <B>ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!!</B>  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !!

mid 1800s COUNTER BELL $75.00


Star Brand / Backes’ Pat. 1931 Repeating $15.00


late 19th / early 20th century ANDREW J $45.00


earlier 1800s through Civil War era – RJ $75.00

2 x 4 1/4, cream colored ribbon with vignette at the center of an American flag with blue imprint, 18th Conn. Vols. Reunion Sept. 26th, 1862-1868. Age toning and wear. Missing pin.

The 18th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Regiment saw action at Winchester, New Market, Harrisonburg, Piedmont, Lexington, Buchanan, Liberty, Quaker Church, Lynchburg, Salem, Hedgeville, Snicker's Ford, Kernstown, Martinsburg, Cedar Creek, Stony Point, Middletown, Opequon, Hallstown and Charlestown, Va.    

2 3/4 x 4 1/2, imprinted advertising card with full color illustration of a negro with large head standing at a table with one arm raised in the air, and an umbrella at his side. The imprint below him reads, "H. Yates. New Discovery Caugh Tablet. Cures Cold, Caughs and Horseness. No's 4 & 5 Covent Garden Bazaar." Light age toning and wear. Very fine.  

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

Portrait engraving in uniform with epaulettes. The identification "Robert Lee" is at the lower right corner under the illustration. 2 x 2 3/4 card that has been trimmed into an octagonal design and mounted to larger 3 1/4 x 4 card. Light age toning.  

<b>Colonel 22nd Massachusetts Infantry during the Civil War

United States Senator

Vice President of the United States under President U.S. Grant</b>

(1812-75) A strong supporter of abolition, he entered politics as a Whig and in 1840 was elected to the Massachusetts legislature. He served in the state senate from 1844-46, and 1850-52. Was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1855 and served until 1873. In the Senate he served on the committee on military affairs and with the outbreak of the Civil War, became committee chairman, a post in which he demonstrated exceptional ability in making necessary preparations for war. In his capacity of brigadier general of the Massachusetts Militia, he worked effectively to promote recruitment in his state. He also took a commission in 1861 as colonel of the 22nd Massachusetts Infantry. Following the war he joined forces with the Radical Republicans to impose harsh Reconstruction terms on the South, although several visits to the South convinced him of the wisdom of being more conciliatory. He served as Vice President of the United States under President Ulysses S. Grant, from March 1873 until his death in office in Washington, D.C., on November 22, 1875.

<u>Signature With Sentiment</u>: 4 x 1 1/2, in ink, With the regards of Henry Wilson. Very fine.

18th Connecticut Volunteers Reunion Ribb $35.00


Negro Advertising Card, H. Yates Caugh T $35.00


General Robert E. Lee $15.00


Autograph, Henry Wilson $50.00

<b>in Philadelphia</b>

5 1/2 x 4 1/4, imprinted card, with a large vignette of a G.A.R. membership badge and the original envelope. The Grand Army of the Republic of Philadelphia request the honor of your company at the Reception to be given to Comrade U.S. Grant at the Academy of Music, Thursday evening Dec. 18th, 1879 at eight o'clock. Committee: John W. Kester, Post 6. Smith D. Coxens, Post 10. W.B. Rose, Post 94. Comes with the original 5 3/4 x 4 1/2 envelope with illustration of the Philadelphia coat of arms on the reverse flap. Light age toning and wear. Very fine and desirable U.S. Grant item.  

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

4 pages, 5 x 8, in ink, written by Lieutenant Levi Lupton, to his children. 

<b><u>Camp Arckenoe, Friday, May 8th/63</b></u>

My Dear Children,

As Captain is going to start home this morning and as it is my turn to be on duty I thought I would write you a few lines as it would help to pass the time away for it is very lonesome either to sit here or go around among the pickets.  It is my place to be on duty every third night.  As John L. Beach [1] and me is both on at the same time we do not think it necessary for us both to be up all night so he takes the first watch and me the last, but he staid up one hour over his time tonight and did not waken me until 2 o’clock or near that time.  I think often in the silent watches of the night how much better it would be if I was at home to help your Mother to watch over you when you are sick, and I do hope that it will not be long until I shall be there to stay with you.  Oh how I wish that it was me that was going to start home this morning instead of the captain, but it cannot be me this time and I ought not to complain for there is a heap of our men that have never been at home since we first started out and they would like to see their little children as well as I and I often pity them when I hear them talk of little families at home for I can think how they feel about these things and that makes me feel bad.  Well children I will tell you a little about our living out here.  We have to go to town to our commissary for all that we get to eat as the regulations will not allow us to draw our provisions.  With our men it is right smart of troubles for it is about 2 miles to town.  We pay 4 cents per lb. for light bread, 14 cents per lb. for hams, 6 cents per lb. for dried apples, I don’t know what for flitch for we have not bought any, 75 cents per lb. for tea, 14 cents for sugar, 80 cents per bushel for potatoes and from 40 to 50 cents per lb. for butter, but of that we have bought but very little, molasses is 60 cts. per gallon, coffee I believe is 24 cts., eggs is from 25 to 30 cents per dozen, but we have not bought any of them but some of the boys have bought a good many.  We are encamped close to 3 or 4 houses but I have not been to any of them yet.  The boys go and get lots of pies.  I bought one of them last night for 10 cents but they are poor things not half so good as mother makes, and they often pay 15 cents a piece for them.  Well I must stop and go and visit the pickets for it is 3 o’clock.  Well I have been round and found them all awake in fact it is too disagreeable a morning to go to sleep out of doors for it is very damp and foggy and drizzling rain a little.  I have just waked up Sergeant Heck [2] to make the Captain a cup of tea and get his breakfast for him for he has to be in town to take the stage at a little after 5 o’clock.  Well my dears, I must conclude wishing that this may find you as well as it leaves me so good by.  May the good Lord bless you and have you in his Holy keeping is the prayer of your loving Father. 


Lieut. L. Lupton

Write soon, write often.  Tell Mother to send me one dollar’s worth of postage stamps.

[1] John L. Beach was 27 years old when he enlisted on August 11, 1862, as a sergeant and was mustered into Co. C, 116th Ohio Infantry. He was wounded in action on June 5, 1864, at Piedmont, Va. Promoted to 1st sergeant, March 26, 1865. Mustered out of service June 14, 1865, at Richmond, Va. 

[2] Oswald Heck was 25 years old when he enlisted on August 8, 1862, and was mustered into Co. C, 116th Ohio Infantry, with rank of sergeant. He was wounded in action on June 14, 1863, at the battle of Winchester, Va., and he died from his wounds on June 23, 1863.  

Light age toning, 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.    

 Height:	13 in. (33.02 cm.)

Width:	9 in. (22.86 cm.)

Depth:	7 in. (17.78 cm.)

Country of Origin:	USA


Condition:	Original



Very Unique 19th century Bronze Banker’s lamp with etched glass shade and classical motif.  Bronze base has foliate and Greek key design.

Dimensions:  13" H x 9" W x 7" D  <b>to the Invalid Corps</b>

4 3/8 x 6 5/8, 4 pages, imprint.

War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, October 3, 1863

General Orders

No. 328

The following named non-commissioned officers and privates having been duly examined and declared unfit for further field service, but fit for duty in the Invalid Corps, are hereby transferred from their respective Regiments and Companies to the Invalid Corps, to take effect October 1, 1863, and from and after that date will be dropped from their Regimental rolls. Commanding Officers of Companies to which these men have heretofore belonged will at once furnish the Provost Marshal General, at Washington, a descriptive list, clothing account, and complete military history in each case. The document goes on to list the soldiers who are being transferred to the Invalid Corps by virtue of this order with their full name, rank, company and regiment. By Order Of The Secretary Of War. Signed in print by E.D. Townsend, Assistant Adjutant General. There are 2 very tiny punch holes and some paper loss at the left edge of the document. This does not affect any of the content.

1879 G. A. R. Invitation to Reception for $45.00


116th Ohio Infantry Letter


7812 Bronze Banker’s Lamp with Etched Gl $1100.00


Non Commissioned Officers & Privates Tra

Rarely found in this condition this early <I>Greenriver</I> sports the early (c. 1835 / 1875) <B>J. RUSSELL & Co – GREEN RIVER WORKS</B> maker marking in two lines with no diamond trademark.  The knife offers a tapered shank with iron pinned, deeply checked cocobolo grips that remain in fine original condition with no wear, dings or other condition issues.  This desirable belt knife even retains its original leather sheath.  <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 !  Measuring approximately 4 3/8 inches in diameter and 2 1/8 inches high with lead soldered sheet iron construction this classic old fire starter is untouched and just as we acquired it years ago.  (A product of our continual effort to <I>clean out</I>a 50+ year accumulation.)  A style most commonly fashioned with a candle holder on the lid (see illustration) that feature was removed in the period, a circumstance likely accomplished to facilitate carrying in a haversack or <I>possible-bag</I>.  Inside the box retains its original damper (for smothering the smoldering tinder) a firesteel and striking flint.  A scarce item for the fireplace mantle, as a military campaign personal item, or as an accessory with period lighting.  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 !   This antique cast iron ladle is marked <B>MONROE’S PATENT JUNE 1, 1864</B> and measures 15 ˝ inches in length to include its turned wooden handle.  All in pleasing original condition with good evidence of age and period use yet with no condition issues.  Especially designed for casting the large bore lead projectiles of the period, this scarce old ladle will lay in nicely as a companion piece in any Civil War long arm collection.  <B>Don't forget to give our search feature a try</B> for special wants. A simple <B>key word</B> in lower case works best. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !!  This attractive old <I>ring-neck</I> aqua glass pickle jar stands 9 ˝ inches and remains in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or stains.  Offering a pleasing aqua color with the telltale <I>blob-top</I>, bubbles in the glass and twisted <I>grain</I> at the neck, this nice old jar will be equally at home in a country kitchen display or set in with period tinned sheet iron eating utensils of a well-stocked camp table.    <B>Don't forget to give our search feature a try</B> for special wants. A simple <B>key word</B> in lower case works best.   Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!

early Green River BELT KNIFE & SHEATH $225.00


original Revolutionary War era sheet iro $150.00


Civil War vintage Monroe’s Pat. 1864 - B $165.00


antique Blob-Top Aqua Glass PICKLE JAR $45.00

An outstanding companion piece for display with a late 1700s early 1800s military musket, this brass mounted horn measures approximately 13 ˝  inches in length from its 2 5/8 diameter base to the charger tip.  Clearly made for heavy use, the heavy brass charger offers a removable measure affording the  appropriate charge for the period 69 caliber smoothbore musket.   With eye appealing deep patina on the uncleaned brass furniture and attractive natural coloration of the horn body, our illustrations will speak best for this rare old horn.  A scarce opportunity for the marshal collector, this is the first Riling #1172 we have seen on the market for a good many years. (see: Ray Riling's <I>The Powder Flask Book</I> plate #1172) <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!  

<b>Author of "The President's Hymn; Give Thanks All Ye People," which was written in response to President Abraham Lincoln's Proclamation recommending a general day of Thanksgiving on November 26, 1863

War Date Autograph Letter Signed</b>

(1796-1877) An Episcopal clergyman and educator, he was the  grandson of Frederick Muhlenberg, a member of the First and Second Continental Congresses and Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. William A. Muhlenberg is considered the father of church schools in the United States. An early exponent of the Social Gospel, he founded St. Luke's Hospital in New York City. Muhlenberg was also an early leader of the liturgical movement in Anglican Christianity. His model schools on Long Island had a significant impact on the history of American education. His interest in church music, particularly hymns, prompted his 1821 pamphlet, "A Plea for Christian Hymns," and he compiled "Church Poetry" in 1823 for his parish. That year Muhlenberg was appointed by the General Convention to its committee on psalms and hymns. Its collection contained several of Muhlenberg's compositions, including "I Would Not Live Always," "Shout the Glad Tidings and Savior," and "Who Thy Flock Art Feeding." He was also the author of "The President's Hymn; Give Thanks All Ye People," which was written in response to President Abraham Lincoln's Proclamation recommending a general day of Thanksgiving on November 26, 1863.

2 pages, 5 x 7 3/4, in ink, Autograph Letter Signed, with religious related content. "There is a growing desperation for greater freedom in the use of Hymns among the clergy." Also mentions St. James, the General Convention and more.  Dated, St. Luke's Hospital, N.Y., Feb. 21/64. Signed, "Yrs. very truly, W.A. Muhlenberg." Light age toning and wear.   


4 pages, 7 1/4 x 9 3/4, in ink.

<b><u>Hickory Grove, N.C., Oct. the 12, 1863</b></u>

My Dear Mother,

I received your precious letter a few days since, but owing to my having company and several other things over which I have had no control I have postponed the answering of it till this morning.  I prize your letter very highly and I do hope it will not be long till I will again have the pleasure of perusing another of your kind letters.


I have no news of interest to write.  I suppose you have heard of the storm that passed through Mr. Allen Brown’s neighborhood, for fear you have not, I will tell you as far as I am able.  It took the roof off Mr. Brown’s barn, scattered his ruffness and blew down all his fences and peach trees that were near the house.  It also blew the roof off Mrs. Collins porch.  Every person who sees where it passed that has ever seen a battle field says it looks very much like where a battle had been fought.

The meeting commenced at Paw Creek last Friday.  Mr. Alexander assisted Mr. Burwell Saturday and Sabbath.  Old Mr. Smith Pharr preached at Steel Creek yesterday, but as Paw Creek was a little nearer we all went there that could go.

Aunt Betsy Currie came down Saturday and stayed with us until this morning.  She is a splendid lady.  I suppose you have heard Sis Sallie speak of her.  She was a mother to us all when we lived in Lincolnton.

You said you would like to have been in my mess when I went to Lincolnton to get yarn.  It is as hard to get it there as here.  I only got one bale and had to pay $15.00 for it.  Yarn is selling there at $18 and 20 dollars.  I was so fortunate as to meet an old friend of mine, is the reason got mine for $15.  Mary Jane and Ann could not get a thread.  I do wish I had it dyed and could get you to weave it.  I do miss you so much.  I often think about how kind you have been to me.  The last dress you wove me is nearly as nice as it was the day I finished it.  I have been very careful of it and I mean to keep it nice as long as I can.

Ferrie was down at Paw Creek.  She is looking better than she has looked since she went to Hopewell.  She is boarding at Dr. Pharr’s and seems to be very much pleased.

You and Lizzie must be sure and come over to our meeting at Steel Creek.  It is the last Sabbath in this month instead of the first Sabbath in next month as Mr. Alexander first gave out.  I expect we will have some fine preaching.  Mr. Burwell will be there all the time.  Mr. Johnson from Sharon will be there Saturday and Ferrie said it was very probable Dr. Pharr would be down.

Dear Lizzie when I wrote mother before I did not write anything specially to you, but I of course always intend you to have the reading of my letters, and hope you will enjoy them as much as if they were sent in your name.  I did sympathize with you when I heard Mr. Brown had passed through Charlotte for I had an idea how you would feel.  Kiss Mary Williams for me and tell her I would gladly comply with her request to visit you all if it was in my power.

Whenever mother is writing I hope you will write or whenever it suits you I hope you will write and I will assure you they will meet a warm reception.

Dear Charlie, I am truly glad to hear from every one that I ask about you that you are such a good boy to your mother and that you have helped to raise a cross.  Be kind to your mother and do as she tells you and you gain the love of everybody.  I would like so much if you could have come to school this session.  Your class is nearly through their arithmetic, have been through geography, and are studying grammar and geography both this session.  I would be very much pleased if you would write me a few lines sometime when mother is writing.

Dear mother, I think my letter is getting rather lengthy and perhaps I had better close for this time by begging you to write and they will always be received and read with pleasure.  May you have the presence of the Holy Spirit to guide you aright at all times and prepare to meet the loved one who has gone before.

Your devoted daughter,


P.S. Give my love to Rex McKenzie

Light age toning and wear. Very fine war date North Carolina letter.        


1863 print of President Lincoln in caricature by Rufus Rockwell Wilson titled "Holding A Candle To The *****" (Much The Same Thing.) This cartoon appeared in the November 7, 1863 issue of Punch Magazine, again offering proof of how the tacit alliance between Russia and the United States grated on the sensibilities of certain high placed Britons, the artist sought to move the multitude to laughter by depicting President Lincoln as Mephistopheles bowing and saluting the Russian Bear. Mr. Lincoln was the victim of many forms of abuse both at home and abroad, but the writer fails to recall any other instance in which he was portrayed in Satan's livery. It stands to Tenniel's credit that not he but another was responsible for this vicious drawing. Imprint at the top, Punch, or The London Charivari-November 7, 1863. 10 3/4 x 8 1/4. Scarce and very desirable Civil War date Abraham Lincoln print. Excellent condition.

early 19th century martial POWDER HORN $425.00


William Augustus Muhlenberg, American Cl $75.00


1863 Confederate Letter From Hickory Gro


President Abraham Lincoln Holding a Cand $95.00

3 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, with logo illustrated at top center of first page.




Rooms 211 and 212,

Lincoln Inn Court

Cincinnati, O.[hio], November 1st, 1894


The Sons of Veterans, U.S.A., appeal to their fathers and to their fathers' comrades for active support and co-operation, and respectfully call attention to the Principles and Objects of the Order:


Sec. I. A firm belief and trust in Almighty God, and a realization that under His beneficent guidance the free institutions of our land, consecrated by the services and blood of our fathers, have been preserved, and the integrity and life of the Nation maintained.

Sec. 2. True allegiance to the Government of the United States of America, based upon a respect for, and devotion and fidelity to, its Constitution and Laws, manifested by the discountenancing of anything that may tend to weaken Loyalty, incite to Insurrection, Treason or Rebellion or in any manner impair the efficiency and permanency of our National Union.

More excellent content. Includes Objects, Eligibility to Membership and G.A.R. Endorsement. [click on the enlargement to read the full content of the document]. Light edge wear. Very fine.  

<b>United States Senator & Congressman from Vermont  

Member of the President Andrew Johnson Impeachment Congress</b>

(1815-87) Born in Westford, Vt., studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1836 and commenced practice in Morrisville, Vt. Member of the State Constitutional Convention in 1843, Judge of the Supreme Court of Vermont, 1848-60, Chief Justice, 1860-65, U.S. Senator, 1865-67, U.S. Congressman, 1867-75, and 1883-85, including the 40th U.S. Congress which was the President Andrew Johnson Impeachment Congress. He was the Chairman of the Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business, served on Committee on Revision of the Laws.

<u>Signature With Place</u>: 5 3/8 x 4 5/8, in ink, Luke P. Poland, St. Johnsbury, Vt.  Excellent large autograph.  

<b>143rd Pennsylvania Infantry and 59th New York Infantry</b>

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

War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, July 7, 1863

General Orders

No. 210

Gives the details of the cases including the charges, specifications, findings and sentences. 

The first case is against 2nd Lieutenant Hiram S. Travis, 143rd Pennsylvania Volunteers. He was charged with drunkenness on duty and conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman. The specification states that Lieutenant Travis, while "commanding Ambulance Train, 2d Brigade, 3d Division, 1st Army Corps, while on duty became drunk from the use of some intoxicating liquor. This near the Headquarters of the Army of the Potomac, on the morning of Monday, May 12, 1863, while en route to Banks Ford, on the Rappahannock river, for the purpose of removing the wounded from within the enemy's lines." The specification on the charge of conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman further states that Travis abused and drew his sword upon two attendants who were ordered to assist him into an ambulance. Lieutenant Travis was found guilty on the drunkenness on duty charge and sentenced to be cashiered from the army.

The second case is against Colonel William Northedge, 59th New York Volunteers, who was charged with violation of the 7th Article of War, or attempt to excite mutiny; breach of arrest; and drunkenness. In one of the specifications it states that Colonel Northedge while under arrest appeared before Lieutenant Colonel Max A. Thomas, then in command, drew his sword and used threatening language toward Thomas, to the effect, "I will run you through, you son of a bitch, if you don't obey my orders," which conduct excited a mutinous spirit among the men. In another specification, Colonel Northedge challenged a captain by saying, "draw your sword and defend yourself." In a third specification Colonel Northedge, then under arrest, did, while the Regiment was in the face of the enemy, and directly under fire, ride along the line using language expressive of contempt for the courage of Lieutenant Colonel Thomas, this in the presence of other officers and men. Colonel Northedge was sentenced to be cashiered.

In the case of 2nd Lieutenant Travis, President Lincoln mitigated his sentence to forfeiture of 3 months pay.  In the case of Colonel Northedge, the president directed that he be dismissed from the service.

By Order Of The Secretary Of War. Signed in print by E.D. Townsend, Assistant Adjutant General. 

There are 2 very tiny punch holes at the left edge, and a very small piece torn out of the left edge on page 1 which do not affect the content. 

     Height:	31 in. (78.74 cm)

Width:	72 in. (182.88 cm)

Depth:	34 in. (86.36 cm)

Country of Origin:	USA

Style:	Empire

Condition:	Original

Year:	c. 1920

Description:	Empire-Style Brass-Mounted Mahogany Desk, the brass-bound rectangular top with a leather-inset writing surface, above a conforming case fitted with a central drawer flanked to either side by three short drawers, the sides and back paneled, raised on tapering square legs ending in caps, the whole richly ornamented with brass mounts and millwork.

Imprint, Address to the Grand Army of th


Autograph, Luke P. Poland $15.00


Court Martial Charges Are Brought Agains


7819 French Mahogany Desk $6500.00

Height:	70 in. (177.8 cm)

Width:	56 in. (142.24 cm)

Depth:	33 in. (83.82 cm)

Country of Origin: 	USA

Maker: 	Wooton Desk Co.

Style:	Rotary Desk

Condition: 	Original

Year: 	c. 1884

Description:	Wooton No. 10 Extra Grade Cylinder Top Rotary Desk. Carved gallery top with arched crest and seashell carvings at the corners, cylinder roll top with slide out leather top writing surface, double bank rotary base under 3 drawers and single door in the knee hole compartment; top interior and rotary bank sections have multiple storage and postal compartments with drawers having maple fronts, desk is highlighted throughout with gilt incised carvings, ebonized trim and raised burled walnut panels. This desk appears to be a variation to to the No. 10 extra grade seen in the "Wooton Patent Desks" by The Oakland and Indiana State Museums book and "American Furniture of the 19th Century" by Eileen & Richard Dubrow. Desk is completely restored & refinished, very clean and ready to use, has keys.  Country of Origin:	USA

Style:	Rococo

Maker:	John and Joseph W. Meeks

Condition:	Restored

Year:	c. 1850-1860

Description:	Attributed to John and Joseph W. Meeks, New York, in the pattern commonly referred to as "Stanton Hall", comprised of a settee, pair of armchairs and pair of side chairs, (5 pcs.).

Provenance: The "Bonnie Burn" Collection of Nan Dennard Kilbourne, East Feliciana Parish, LA.


Sofa       48.5"H x 58" W x 34" D

Arm chair  44" H x 28" W x 32"D

Sidechair  41" H x 20" Wx 26" D  

4 pages, 4 3/4 x 7, in ink, written by George B. Broadfoot, to his mother.

<b>"I feel indifferent about getting into a fight than I ever did.  I do not pretend to say that I was ever anxious to fight, but as I believe the battle which is now about to come off in Virginia is to be the last I would like to participate."</b> 

<b><u>Camp near Louisburg, April 20th/64</b></u>

Dear Ma,

I received your very welcome letter last night and was very agreeably surprised to hear of Chas. arrival in F.  We are encamped at Jones Mill on Sandy Creek.  The ladies from Louisburg have been out to see us drill twice, the first time they brought some eatables but there not being enough for all, only six from each company with the officers were invited.  I was one of the favored ones from our company, but being on guard could not partake of the dinner though a lady sent me some cake which was very nice.  Among the ladies was a cousin of Miss Maggie Walker.  I do not think she is as pretty as Mag, but it is to be hoped she is more intelligent.  We are now under marching orders to report at Milford Station on the 8th of May and I think we will leave Thursday.  I am invited to a dance tonight in Louisburg but do not think I will attend.  I do not know whether I will have to walk to the station or not and I do not care much and I believe I feel indifferent about getting into a fight than I ever did.  I do not pretend to say that I was ever anxious to fight, but as I believe the battle which is now about to come off in Virginia is to be the last I would like to participate.  Does Chas. ever think he has seen any service but I suppose not and probably never will under Genl. Holmes.  This is my candid opinion of Genl. H.[olmes], still I do not care to make it public.  I can not tell or rather have heard nothing definite of any exchange, but hope sincerely that I can effect it.  I can get a tolerably good horse here for about six hundred $600 dollars, and as Maj. McNeill pledges his word that we will be paid for all horses lost I believe I will buy him, and if I effect my exchange I know I can get more than that for him at any time.  Give my best respects to Miss Florrie & Maggie Walker.  Tell Chas. to direct his letters to Richmond, Virginia as my last letter was directed as the Post Master will forward them to us.  Remember me kindly to Thos. And tell him I would like to open a [?] with him.  Love to all.

Your aff. Son,


Light age toning and wear. The ink is  slightly light, but solid, and the letter is all very readable. Comes with a typed transcript of the content. This letter came from a larger grouping of George B. Broadfoot's correspondence so the ID is good. Very fine North Carolina Confederate soldier's letter.

George B. Broadfoot, was a 17 year old student from Cumberland County, North Carolina, when he enlisted as a private, on June 19, 1862, and was mustered into Co. A, 5th North Carolina Cavalry. He was transferred out of this regiment on May 4, 1864, and was mustered into Co. B, 13th Battalion North Carolina Light Artillery. He was paroled at Greensboro, N.C., on April 29, 1865.


2 pages, 7 1/2 x 10, in ink.

<b>"Mr. John Pithcart was buried at Steel Creek yesterday.  That is five out of that company that has been killed and died from Steel Creek since the 14th of Oct."</b>

<b><u>Hickory Grove, N.C., Nov. the 25, 1863</b></u>

Dear Mother,

I received your kind letter about a week since.  It found me enjoying excellent health.  I am very much obliged to you for your many wishes you expressed in your letter.  

I feel that I have married a good Christian man, and I have not the least doubt but I will live a happy life with him.  His furlough is out Monday but the Dr. who has been attending on him does not think him near able for military duty.  He went up to Lincolnton Monday.  Will return Friday.  I do hope he will get off.


I commenced school Monday and will finish this school (8 weeks) and teach on if Mr. Gillespie has to go to the army.  If he gets a discharge he is going to move back to good old North Carolina to spend the remainder of his days.  His health has not been good since he moved to Ala. five years ago.  The water is not good.

Since I commenced writing I have received a letter from Mr. Gillespie.  He did not say whether he had got another furlough or not.  I fear he did not.

You spoke of sending Charlie over here to go to school to someone.  I wish it was so I could have him.

Lollie speaks of going up near Davidson next year to teach.  If she does I wonder if her employers have anyone else in view.  I had a letter from Sis Mollie a few weeks since and she spoke as if she was not going to teach any longer than this session where she is.  If I was sure she would not I would recommend her to Lollie’s employers.  It would be so pleasant for us to be so near together.  We could see each other every week.

Mr. John Pithcart (I am not sure I spelt his name right) was buried at Steel Creek yesterday.  That is five out of that company that has been killed and died from Steel Creek since the 14th of Oct.

Now dear Mother I must close.  Do write soon for your letters are always very welcome visitors.  Give my love to Lizzie and Charlie and also to Rix.

May God guide and direct you aright, and at last take you to that mansion of rest above.

Yours as ever,


Light age toning and wear.

7822 Extra Grade Cylinder Top Rotary Des $40000.00


7808 American Rococo Carved Rosewood Par $36000.00


5th North Carolina Cavalry Letter $95.00


1863 Confederate Letter From Hickory Gro


1863 print of two negro soldiers with broad smiles and their hands clasped in friendship. The negro at the left, representing a Union soldier has an American flag behind him, is in full uniform including a shako with plume, knapsack with blanket roll, cartridge box, over the shoulder belt, striped trousers, and holding his musket across his shoulder. He says, "Dat you Sambo? Yeah, yeah!"  The negro at the right, representing the Confederacy, has a C.S.A. First National flag behind him, and is also in uniform with crossed belts across his chest, blanket roll visible, and holding his musket while striking a jubilant high stepping pose. He says, "Bress my heart, how am you Jim?" Numerous black soldiers are seen greeting each other in the background. Title below: THE BLACK CONSCRIPTION. "When Black Meets Black Then Comes The End (?) Of War." This caricature done by John Tenniel depicts a joyous reunion of Black troops from the North and the South and was published in Punch Magazine. Imprint at the top, Punch, Or The London Charivari, September 26, 1863. 8 x 10 3/4. Scarce and very desirable Civil War date black related print. Excellent condition.

WBTS Trivia: The apparent theme of this caricature is that the natural bonds among Blacks and their convivial nature is such that when they became a large part of the competing armies that the Civil War would stop. President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation became effective on January 1, 1863, and after the victory at Vicksburg, Miss., large scale recruitment of blacks into the Union army commenced, but the Confederate Army still did not allow Black soldiers at the time the cartoon was published, so Tenniel was a bit premature in his hope for a happy conclusion to the war. When the South out of desperation became serious about recruitment of Blacks into their armies in 1865 it was too late to help or hasten the end of the war.   

Unused, 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 antique postcard, with full color illustration. Descriptive text on reverse: Georgia State Monument, Chickamauga Battlefield, Chattanooga, Tenn. The following appropriate inscription is inscribed on this monument: To the lasting memory of all her sons who fought on this field. To those who fought and lived. To those who fought and died. To those who gave much. To those who gave all. Georgia erects this monument. Circa 1907-15. Very fine.  

<b>Signed by Coates Kinney, Journalist, Famous Poet and U.S. Army officer during the Civil War</b>

(1826-1904) Born near Penn Yan, New York, he moved with his parents to Ohio in 1840. He studied law with Thomas Corwin, was admitted to the bar in 1856, and practiced in Cincinnati as a partner of Thomas Spooner. However, a few years earlier, he had written a poem titled, "Rain on the Roof," which first appeared in the Cincinnati Great West. Its extraordinary merit was instantly recognized and the seeds of a literary pursuit had been sown in Kinney's heart. He gave up the law and became editor of The West Liberty Banner. He later became editor of a literary magazine called the "Genius of the West." When the Civil War broke out he was elected captain of a company that was raised in Greene County, but before he could be mustered in, President Lincoln, through the recommendation of Salmon P. Chase, appointed Kinney, Major & Paymaster, U.S. Army. He was commissioned on June 1, 1861, and he served throughout the war being mustered out of service on November 15, 1865, with the rank of brevet lieutenant colonel. After the war he became owner and editor of the Xenia Torchlight, and was subsequently the editor of the Cincinnati Times, and he also wrote for the Ohio State Journal. He later became owner and editor of the Springfield Globe Republic. He was elected as a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Chicago that nominated Ulysses S. Grant for president, and served as the Ohio State Secretary for the convention. He served as an Ohio State Senator, 1882-83. Kinney's career in civil and military life entitles him to the high rank that Ohio has given him among her distinguished sons. His attainments as a classical student, critic and thinker, exhibited by his strong, clear writings in prose, and his eloquent speeches, give him a high position among American scholars, writers and orators. But his reputation rests mainly on his extraordinary originality as a poet. His "Rain on the Roof," "Emma Stuart," "End of the Rainbow," "Discontent," "Threnody," belong to popular literature. A volume titled, "Lyrics of the Ideal and the Real," contain some of his best productions. Source: Dictionary of American Biography. 

<u>War Date Document Signed</u>: 8 1/4 x 3 1/8, imprinted check with female figure holding sword and shield, filled out in ink.

Cincinnati, Ohio, Oct. 11, 1864. Third National Bank of Cincinnati, Designated Depositary of the U.S. Pay to N.C. Macrae, or bearer, Two Hundred & Five and 80/100 Dollars. $205.80. Coates Kinney, Paymaster, U.S.A. With tiny punch hole cancellation. Very fine.

WBTS Trivia: The recipient of this check was Virginian Nathaniel Chapman Macrae, an 1826 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy. Macrae was major of the 3rd U.S. Infantry. He was brevetted lieutenant colonel and colonel, on March 13, 1865.      

<b>U.S. Congressman from Massachusetts

Member of the President Andrew Johnson Impeachment Congress</b>

(1811-83) Born in Athol, Mass., he was the proprietor of several stage coach lines. He became president of the Boston & Worcester Railroad in 1857. Delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1864. Served as U.S. Congressman, 1867-73, including the 40th U.S. Congress which was the President Andrew Johnson Impeachment Congress. President of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Company, 1870-74. President of the Boston, Barre & Gardner Railroad Company, 1873-78.

<u>Signature With Place</u>: 4 3/4 x 2 3/4, in ink, Ginery Twichell, Brookline, Mass.

The Black Conscription


Georgia State Monument, Chickamauga Batt $2.50


1864 Imprinted Pay Check, Cincinnati, Oh


Autograph, Ginery Twichell $10.00

<b>40th New York Volunteer Infantry

Colonel in the Spanish American War</b>

Henry Wilson Hubbell, Jr. was 19 years old when he enlisted as a 2nd lieutenant at New York City, on April 19, 1861, and was commissioned into the famous 7th New York State Militia, and was mustered out of this unit on June 3, 1861. He was commissioned 2nd lieutenant in the 40th New York Infantry on December 4, 1861, and was mustered out of the service on October 4, 1863, at Falmouth, Va. He served in the U.S. Army from 1867 to 1905, including stints in the 1st U.S. Artillery; was colonel 201st New York Infantry, during the Spanish American War; and also had service in the 47th U.S.V., and 4th U.S. Artillery.

<u>War Date Autograph Endorsement Signed</u>: 3 1/2 x 3 1/4, in ink. Hd. Qtrs. Dept. of the Ohio, Cincinnati, O.[hio], Feby. 11th/63. Respy. referred to Maj. Gen. Rosecrans, Comdg. Dept. of the Cumberland in which the 35th Ind. Vols. is serving. By Order of Maj. Gen. Wright, H.W. Hubbell, Jr., Lt. & A.D.C. Light age toning and wear.   

8 1/4 x 5 1/4, in ink.

Columbus, Ga., April 8th, 1863

Maj. S.B. French

C.[ommissary] S.[ubsistance], Richmond


Enclosed I hand you my Returns ending 31 March 1863.

The delay is owing to tardiness of my agents making their Reports.

I am Major,

Your obdt. servt.,

Capt. A.M. Allen


Focket on the reverse:

A.M. Allen

Capt. & A.C.S.

Columbus, Ga.

April 8th, 1863

Enclosing Semi-Monthly

Returns to April 1st, 1863

Wear and light age toning.  

7 1/2 x 6 1/4, imprint, color. Map of the Southern States. This map came out of an 1861 dated pocket atlas that was issued under the auspices of General-in-Chief Winfield Scott, U.S.A., with maps that were carefully prepared from the best available authorities, including the latest Government surveys, with the special purpose to make them convenient and reliable. The atlas was entered according to an Act of Congress, in the year 1861, by Samuel D. Backus, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, for the Southern District of New York. Light age toning, a couple of tiny edge chips in the margin, minor staining and light wear. Archival tape repair on the reverse. I will include a Xerox copy of the original front cover of this pocket atlas which includes an illustration of General Scott. Uncommon.  

4 3/8 x 6 5/8, 1 plus page imprint.

War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, July 3, 1863

General Orders

No. 207

I..The attention of all persons in the military service of the United States is called to Article 7 of the cartel agreed upon on the 22d of July, 1862, and published in General Orders, No. 142, Sept. 25, 1862. According to the terms of this cartel, all captures must be reduced to actual possession, and all prisoners of war must be delivered at the places designated, there to be exchanged, or paroled until exchange can be effected. The only exception allowed is the case of commanders of two opposing armies, who are authorized to exchange prisoners or to release them on parole at other points mutually agreed upon by said commanders.

II..It is understood that captured officers and men have been paroled and released in the field by others than commanders of opposing armies, and that the sick and wounded in hospitals have been so paroled and released, in order to avoid guarding and removing them, which in many cases would have been impossible. Such paroles are in violation of General Orders and the stipulations of the cartel, and are null and void. They are not regarded by the enemy, and will not be respected in the armies of the United States. Any officer or soldier who gives such parole will be returned to duty without exchange, and, moreover, will be punished for disobedience of orders. It is the duty of the captor to guard his prisoners, and if, through necessity or choice, he fails to this, it is the duty of the prisoner to return to the service of his Government. He cannot avoid this duty by giving an authorized military parole.

More excellent content. Click on the enlargement to read the entire document. There are 2 tiny holes at the left edge which do not affect any of the content. Light age toning and wear. Very interesting 1863 prisoner related imprint.

By Order Of The Secretary Of War:

E.D. Townsend

Assistant Adjutant General

WBTS Trivia: On the very day that this order was issued the climatic Pickett's Charge was happening at the battle of Gettysburg, Pa.

Autograph, Lieutenant Henry W. Hubbell, $10.00


Confederate Officer Reports to Richmond $45.00


Civil War Map, The Southern States


1863 Orders Concerning Captured Soldiers

2 pages, 8 x 6, in ink.

<b><u>Raleigh, [N.C.], August 19th, 1864</b></u>

My Dear Sir,

I frequently ask your advice and then are governed by my own judgment.  I have been advised by an influential friend to run before the next Genl. Assembly for Secty. Of State.  It is the opinion of many that I can easily defeat the present Secty. Col. Russ. [1].  He has made himself obnoxious to many of the [?] men, but whether he can be beaten or not remains to be seen.  The office is a prominent one and is on that account desirable.  I have many good friends in the Assembly and think I can secure the Gov’s influence.  I would like your views on the subject.  I am very loth to scramble for office and this is the most serious objection to offering.

Your statement of Treasy. Acct. is correct.

Yours Truly,

P.A. [?] 

I do not wish the matter spoken of to any one.

Light age toning and wear. Interesting war date North Carolina political letter.

*** I can not make out the last name of the letter writer. Maybe someone with more experience in North Carolina history will recognize it.

[1] This letter is regarding John P.H. Russ, Secretary of State of North Carolina. Russ served in this position in the cabinet of Governor Zebulon B. Vance, from 1864-1865.  


Civil War patriotic imprint with vignette of an American flag and an Indian wearing a headdress with the slogan, Union And Liberty Now And Forever. Published by Magee, 316 Chestnut St., Phila. Light staining. 5 3/8 x 3.

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

5 x 8, imprint.

War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, November 20, 1867


The transportation of deserters who may be arrested by recruiting officers will, in future, be paid from recruiting funds, the proper transfer to the appropriation for expenses of the Quartermaster's Department being made by the Treasury Department in the settlement thereof. The accounts must state that the transportation was paid for a deserter.

By Order Of The Secretary Of War:


Assistant Adjutant General

There are two tiny punch holes at the left edge which do not affect any of the content.  

Gem size tintype of a young lady displayed in a cdv card holder with window to display the image. Raised embossed vignette with stars around the window. Photographer's label on the reverse: C.L. Lovejoy, 429 N. 2nd St., Philad'a. Finished in Fifteen Minutes. Light age toning and wear. Very fine.

1864 Letter Concerning the North Carolin $50.00


Union And Liberty Now And Forever $10.00


Circular Regarding the Arrest of Deserte


Tintype, Young Lady Photographed in Phil $15.00

Half plate tintype of a cute young girl seated in a chair. Very fine looking image in this large format. Measures 5 x 7. Tintype only. Would look nice in a frame.  

Indian wearing headdress encircled by stars with the year 1863 on the obverse. "Not One Cent" within wreath on the reverse. Extra fine.  

<b>A future private of the 13th North Carolina Infantry who was twice wounded during the War Between The States</b>

4 pages, 4 3/4 x 7 3/4, in ink, written by John Thompson to his uncle.

<b><u>Davidson College, N.C., Oct. 4th, 1858</b></u>

Dear Uncle,

I have seated myself tonight to write you a few lines though I have nothing of interest to write.  My health is and has been good since I left home.  I found it pretty hard to set into close study after a recess of so long a time, but I believe I am getting pretty well used to it again.  There have been about 35 new students admitted of whom all are "Fresh" but three who were so fortunate as to enter the sophomore class.   Several were rejected on account of not being well enough prepared to enter among that number are Frank and Charley Watt and our friend Wm. Ross.  I suppose Bill will have to "rally and fire" again. 


I occupy the same room I did last year with same roommates with the exception of Kerns who did not return to college this session.  Instead of him we have John Elms, son of W.W. Elms of Charlotte.  I suppose however he will leave us shortly as he is going to join the Philanthropic Society and on the principles that "birds of a feather flock together," I suppose he will seek a mate among those of his own tribe.   It is not usual for members of different societies to room together.  He is a clever little fellow and if he would join our society I should like to have him with us, but as it is I don’t care how soon he leaves.

My expenses will be about the same as last year $9 per month for boarding and room and $1 per month for washing.  If I mistake not, next Sabbath is the day of the communion at Steel Creek.  When you write tell me if the new church is finished and if the meeting will be held in it.  Give my love to all my friends and relations in Steel Creek and please write soon.  Wallace is well.  He is rooming with McDuffie from Marion District, S. Ca.

Don’t forget to write soon and give me all the news.

Yours &c,

J. Thompson

Light age toning and wear. Very neatly written and desirable antebellum letter from this soon to be twice wounded Confederate soldier.

John W. Thompson, was a student from Caswell County, N.C., when he enlisted as a private, on May 31, 1861, and was mustered into Co. A, 13th North Carolina Infantry. He was wounded in action on May 1, 1863, at the battle of Chancellorsville, Va.; was wounded again on June 11, 1864, the place not stated; and was paroled at Greensboro, N.C., August 8, 1865.  

The hard fought 13th North Carolina Infantry saw action in the battles of Williamsburg, the 7 Days Battles, South Mountain, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, and many other places of honor.

Davidson College was founded in 1837 and was located in Davidson, North Carolina, 19 miles north of Charlotte, N.C.


7 1/4 x 6 1/4, imprint, color. Map of Southeastern Part of Virginia With Adjacent Parts of Md. & N.C. This map came out of an 1861 dated pocket atlas that was issued under the auspices of General-in-Chief Winfield Scott, U.S.A., with maps that were carefully prepared from the best available authorities, including the latest Government surveys, with the special purpose to make them convenient and reliable. The atlas was entered according to an Act of Congress, in the year 1861, by Samuel D. Backus, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, for the Southern District of New York. Light age toning, edge chipping and wear. Small area of paper loss at upper center. Archival tape repairs at centerfold. I will include a Xerox copy of the original front cover of this pocket atlas which includes an illustration of General Scott. Uncommon.

Tintype, Young Girl $45.00


1863 Civil War Patriotic Token, Indian w $35.00


1858 Letter Written by Davidson College, $25.00


Civil War Map Southeastern Virginia

8 x 3, imprinted receipt, filled out in ink. For Advertising in the Richmond Enquirer, [Richmond, Va.], dated Nov. 1, 1864. The Richmond Enquirer Published Daily, Weekly and Semi-Weekly, Every Description of Book & Job Printing Neatly Executed. Very fine war date imprint.  

4 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, imprint, with illustration of G.A.R. membership badge at upper left.

Headquarters Department of New York

Grand Army Of The Republic


Albany, N.Y., November 7, 1921

General Orders

No. 4

I. The 55th National Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic was held at Indianapolis, Ind., September 25th to 29th, 1921.

Headquarters of the Department of New York were established at the Hotel Severin.

The location of Headquarters proved to be convenient of access, and during the week a large number of visitors availed themselves of the opportunity to consult the registration records of the New York veterans as well as to renew acquaintances and to exchange complaints.

Comrade Edward Mitchell, Acting Assistant Adjutant General, was in charge of the Headquarters.

The parade of the Grand Army took place on September 28th. The weather was fine, and it was estimated that over 5,000 Comrades were in line, and the Commander of the Department of New York was highly pleased to see three hundred and fifty Comrades from the Department of New York in line.

The reception given to the Encampment by the citizens of Indianapolis was most enthusiastic, and everything possible was done for the comfort and the entertainment of the visiting veterans.

At the caucus of the delegates, which was held on Monday evening, Sept. 26th, Col. D.R. Stowits was unanimously recommended for reappointment to the office of Quartermaster General, and Comrade George A. Price was again chosen to represent the Department on the National Council of Administration. 

Much more content. Click on the enlargement to read all four pages. This order was issued by command of Isidore Isaacs, Department Commander. Includes printed facsimile signature of Thos. J. McConekey, Assistant Adjutant General. Light age toning, staining and wear.  

Civil War patriotic imprint with an illustration of a sailor sitting on the railing of a ship while waving his cap and holding an American flag with the motto "UNION" below. 5 1/4 x 3.

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

<b>Volumes I & II</b>

By Dr. Francis A. Lord. Complete & unabridged in this double volume. Blue & Grey Press, Edison, N.J., 1995. Hardcover, dust jacket, profusely illustrated, large format, 566 pages, includes appendix, list of Federal & Confederate contractors and patents, index, and bibliography. Like new condition. An excellent reference book.

This comprehensive volume is a treasure trove of information for students, collectors and Civil War buffs. Cataloged and described in this edition are virtually every item carried by both Union and Confederate soldiers, sailors and marines.

This edition of the Civil War Collector's Encyclopedia examines and explains the weapons, clothing, military insignia and personal equipment carried by men on both sides of this country's historic conflict.

There is an added bonus in the extensive list of Federal and Confederate contractors, pantentees and suppliers. This and the exhaustive bibliography are truly the researchers delight. Hundreds of photographs and drawings serve to bring this period alive as well as providing an invaluable tool to aid in identifying Civil War items and memorabilia.

1864 Receipt For Advertising in the Rich $35.00


Orders, Headquarters Department of New Y $15.00




Civil War Collector's Encyclopedia $95.00

Height:	54 in. (137.16 cm)

Width:	33 in. (82.82 cm)

Depth:	2 in. (5.08 cm)

Country of Origin:	USA

Style:	Military Embroidery

Condition:	Original

Year:	c. 1910

Description:	Beautifully framed antique American silk embroidery framed under glass. The embroidery features an eagle crest with glass eye, metallic threading for anchor, stars and stripes shield panel. Bottom banner reads 'E Pluribus Unum.' Painting on silk in lower panel with silver threaded framing around it. The main scene of depicts George Washington crossing the Deleware River.  

At the end of the 19th century the United States was rising as a world power. The U.S. Navy cruised the oceans to Show The Flag to emerging Far East countries. Merchants in the 'Treaty Port' cities of Hong Kong, Tokyo and Manila commissioned artisans to adapt their skills to create beautiful low relief embroideries for sailors and officers who visited their ports. They mixed gold, silver and copper silk thread along with hand painted panels of their ships to create a highly effective memorial of their visits to these ports.  

Embroideries featured their national symbols in impressive compositions with lovely detail work. They came in various sizes and designs. The ones owned by AT represent the largest and most impressive of those ever created. These pieces featured their ships done in one off original paint, a series of flags from the different Treaty countries, a photograph of the young sailor and often times a photo of his captain.   

Most were special ordered and turned out in an efficient fashion in time for the sailor’s departure. These exceptional creations were the highest expression of this art form. They were also the most expensive and delicate works of the genre and consequently few were produced.   

This finely done highly detailed original guache painting depicts a detailed historical scene of George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River, which occurred on the night of December 25–26, 1776, during the American Revolutionary War. This was the first move in a surprise attack organized by George Washington against the Hessian forces in Trenton, New Jersey on the morning of December 26. Planned in partial secrecy, Washington led a column of Continental Army troops across the icy Delaware River in a logistically challenging and dangerous operation. Other planned crossings in support of the operation were either called off or ineffective, but this did not prevent Washington from surprising and defeating the troops of Johann Rall quartered in Trenton. The army crossed the river back to Pennsylvania, this time burdened by prisoners and military stores taken as a result of the battle.  

This rare example is exceptional in its size, condition and inclusion of a fine original painting a very famous historical scene. We have presented it in a magnificent gilt frame so that it can hang in a man’s library as a piece of art.  Height:	59 in. (149.86 cm)

Width:	8 in. (20.32 cm)

Depth:	8 in. (20.32 cm)

Country of Origin:	USA

Style:	Empire

Condition:	Original

Year:	c. 1927

Description:	Pair of Empire-Style Mahogany and Ebonized Torcheres, early 20th century, each with four candle arms issuing from an ebonized maiden's head, and raised on a tapering square standard to ebonized feet above a stepped socle base, h. 57-1/2".


59" H x 8" W x 8" D  Height:	28 in. 

Width:	16.5 in. 

Depth:	16.5 in. 

Country of Origin:	


Condition:	Excellent


Description:	Large Bronze Bracket Clock. 7 in. bronze dial with black incised hour numbers and original hands, quality brass 8 day triple fusee spring driven movement with quarter hour progressive Westminster strike on 4 coiled gongs and hour strike on the fifth gong, quality brass pendulum with lockdown hardware, movement numbered "1703", is running and striking. In a massive bronze case with pierced decorated filigree, pineapple finials and winged putti on the front below the dial, in very nice condition. 28 in. high x 16.5 in. wide x 16.5 in. deep. Weight: 93 lbs.

 Height:	14 in. (35.56 cm)

Width:	8 in. (20.32 cm)

Depth:	8 in. (20.32 cm)

Country of Origin:	France

Style:	Egyptian Revival 

Condition:	Excellent

Year:	19th C.

Description:	Pair of French Polished Bronze Garniture Urns, fourth quarter 19th century, in the Egyptian Revival style, the vasiform urns mounted with sphinx handles and hung with "beads" suspending classical medallions, above anthemion-molded bases, 

h. 14-3/4", dia. 7-1/2".

7825 Washington Crossing the Delaware $12500.00


7820 Empire style & Ebonized Torcheres $12500.00


7821 Bronze Bracket Clock $15000.00


7818 Pair of French Garniture $3500.00

6 1/4 x 7 1/2, imprint, color. Map of Washington and Vicinity. This map came out of an 1861 dated pocket atlas that was issued under the auspices of General-in-Chief Winfield Scott, U.S.A., with maps that were carefully prepared from the best available authorities, including the latest Government surveys, with the special purpose to make them convenient and reliable. The atlas was entered according to an Act of Congress, in the year 1861, by Samuel D. Backus, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, for the Southern District of New York. Light age toning, edge chipping and wear. I will include a Xerox copy of the original front cover of this pocket atlas which includes an illustration of General Scott. Uncommon.  

4 1/4 x 6 1/2 imprint, on thick card stock. 

Junior Vice-Commander

[The column enters to the tap of the drum, or such other music as the Post may provide, under command of the O.[fficer] D.[ay], and moves towards the J.V.C., passing at least once around the room].

Junior Vice Commander- Halt! Officer of the Day, who are these in your charge?

[O.D. responds].

Junior Vice Commander- Their object is a noble one. The Grand Army seeks to unite in a full fraternity of interest and feeling all good and true defenders of the Republic. Officer of the Day, have these recruits been properly examined and found worthy?

Officer Of The Day- They have been so examined and found worthy.

Junior Vice Commander- You will now conduct the recruits to the Senior Vice-Commander.


Commander- Junior Vice-Commander, how may our country be kept undivided and our flag maintained unsullied?

Junior Vice-Commander- By eternal vigilance, which is the price of liberty.

Light age toning. Very fine.  

4 1/4 x 6 1/2 imprint, on thick card stock.

Senior Vice Commander

[The recruits having passed the J.[unior] V.[ice] C.[ommander], approach the S.V.C.]

Senior Vice Commander- Officer of the Day, who are these in your charge?

[O.[fficer] D.[ay] responds]

Senior Vice Commander- "Every man's work shall be made manifest; for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is." The soldiers of the Republic have passed through the furnace of war, and been tried by fire, and in this noble association seek to manifest their work by the relief of their suffering comrades and the widows and orphans of those who died that the nation might live. Listen to the words of wisdom!

Chaplain- but the greatest of these is Charity.

Senior Vice Commander- Bearing in mind these sacred teachings and the duties they call upon you to assume, you will now be conducted to the Commander of this Post.


P.[ost] C.[haplain]- Senior Vice Commander, on what rests the hope of our Republic?

Senior Vice Commander- One country and one flag.

Light age toning and wear. Very fine.  Country of Origin:	France

Style:	Art Nouveau

Maker:	Louis Majorelle

Condition:	Original

Year:	c. 1895

Description:	 Art Nouveau rare 4-piece Bedroom suite, by Louis Majorelle, c. 1895.  Extensive marquetry and carved decorations on all pieces, including bed (expertly expanded for original full to king size), grand armoire with center mirrored door above lower drawer and flanked by open shelves and marquetry detailed curved cabinets. The two matching nightstands have original hardware, veined marble tops, and lower cabinets with marquetry details. 


Bed: 65" H x 86" W x 84" D

Armoire: 101" H x 75" W x 22" D

Nightstands: 45" H x 16" W x 16" D

Civil War Map, Washington and Vicinity


Imprint, Junior Vice Commander


Imprint, Senior Vice Commander


Art Nouveau Majorelle Bed, Armoire & Pr $135000.00

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