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Original huge 1918 produced World War I poster by the title 'ON THE JOB FOR VICTORY' along with 'UNITED STATES SHIPPING BOARD EMERGENCY FLEET CORPORATION' on the credit line.


The poster was printed in 1918 utilizing the color lithographic process by the W. F. Powers Company from artwork done by American artist Jonas Lie (1880-1940).  Approximate poster dimensions are 55"w x 39"h.


This poster is offered unmounted and unbacked having been stored rolled up for many years.  The colors in the poster have been well preserved and are fresh in appearance due to having been rolled up for so many years.  There are no stains or areas of discoloration.


Condition issues include edge wear to border areas including tears, wrinkling and loss of paper.  Several tears go from the edge into the body of the poster with the largest tear measuring approximately 6" in length.  The second largest tear measures approximately 2.5" in length.  On the lower left corner is a tear through the letter 'O' with a small piece of the border missing.


This poster is an original World War I poster of the period and is not a later copy, is not a re-issue and is not a reproduction.  


The poster is in the condition as it was found having been stored away.  I have not repaired, restored or tampered with the poster in any way.


On some computer monitors the images seen in the listing may appear to show the colors of the poster to be muted or there may be a shine seen which is a reflection from either the camera flash or light but in actuality the colors of the poster are of even tonality.


For ultimate protection the poster will be sent rolled up within a high quality exceptionally durable Yazoo Mills shipping tube.  Rolled together with the poster is a preservation sheet of transparent neutral ph glassine.  a plastic bag will be wrapped around the poster within the tube for extra protection during shipment.  Please be assured that I package as carefully and securely as possible so that you will receive the poster in the condition described.  Photograph depicting Major Robert Anderson raising the flag at Fort Sumpter.  The photograph was done of a painting by Edwin White in 1862 by the title 'Major Anderson Raising the Flag on the Morning of His Taking Possession of Fort Sumter, Dec. 27, 1860'.  The photograph measuring approximately 8.25"w x 5.75"h is mounted on a thick card backing with tannish colored perimeter outlined with a line in gold-gilt.  Below the line to the left is printed 'G. G. Rockwood' and to the right '839 Broadway N.Y'.  The photograph had been in an old frame of the period and framed along with the photograph was woven fabric pieces comprised of red and white thread.  While it would be nice if it were a memento from the original flag there of course is no documentation that it came from the original flag at Fort Sumter.


There is toning of the mount and a water stain on the lower right side of the mount.  There is a slight surface crease on the edge of the border on the right side measuring about 3/4 of an inch.


 Original 1918 produced World War I poster by the title 'THAT LIBERTY SHALL NOT PERISH FROM THE EARTH BUY LIBERTY BONDS FOURTH LIBERTY LOAN'.  


The poster was printed in 1918 by Alco Gravure Co. Inc. N.Y. utilizing the color lithographic process from artwork done by American artist Joseph Pennell.


The poster measures approximately 33"h x 21.5"w.


The poster is offered unmounted and unbacked having been stored rolled up for many years.  The colors in the poster have been well preserved and are fresh in appearance due to having been rolled up for so many years.  There are no stains or areas of discoloration.


Condition issues include a 3" long edge tear on the uppwer border, two 3/4" tears in the body of the poster, edge roughness with short tears and loss on border edge, old paper tape repair on the backside of the upper border area and a strip of paper tape on the front side of the upper border.  The upper border has a 3/4" x 1/2" missing piece.


The poster is an original World War I poster of the period and is not a later copy, is not a re-issue and is not a reproduction.  This poster had been part of a collection put together quite a long time ago.


The poster is in the condition as it was found having been stored away.  I have not repaired, restored or tampered with the poster in any way.


On some computer monitors the image seen in the listing may appear to show the colors of the poster to be muted or there may be a shine seen which is a reflection from either the camera flash or light but in actuality the colors of the poster are of even tonality.


For ultimate protection the poster will be sent rolled up within a high quality exceptionally durable Yazoo Mills shipping tube.  Rolled together with the poster is a preservation sheet of transparent neutral ph glassine.  A plastic bag will be wrapped around the poster within the tube for extra protection during shipment.  Please be assured that I package as carefully and securely as possible so that you will receive the poster in the condition as described in the listing.  Best described here by our photos, this <U>matched pair</U> of Civil War vintage spurs are of the basic design of the Mod. 1859 Union Army spur as issued to enlisted cavalry and mounted artillery with the exception of <U>square rowel arms</U>  as opposed the rounded configuration of the Federal Mod. 1859 spur.  A relatively minor but important variation as the square configuration in addition a slight variation in the spurs, one from another, as evidence of hand finishing could very well point to Confederate origin.  Necessary to any complete Civil War mounted artillery or cavalry grouping, Union or Confederate matched pairs are becoming more and more difficult to acquire with those that will properly fit in a Confederate grouping being especially sought after.   All complete and original this pair is offered untouched and as found after decades of storage.  

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ORIGINAL HUGE 1918 JONAS LIE WWI ON THE $395.00

 

1860'S GEORGE ROCKWOOD ANDERSON RAISING $3500.00

 

ORIGINAL 1918 LIBERTY SHALL NOT PERISH J $175.00

 

Civil War vintage matched pair – Union / $245.00

Two unused circa 1930's-1940's University of Vermont College of Agriculture unused sticker decals.


One sticker measures 6" x 3.5" and the other measures approximately 4" in diameter.  Painting depicting a nude done in 1983 in an abstract manner using watercolor paints and pencil on a sheet of paper by New York City artist Carl Ashby (1914-2004).


Ashby studied with Hans Hofmann, George Grosz and Morris Kantor.  Exhibitions include the Whitney Museum of American Art.


Approximate sheet dimensions are 12"h x 9"w.  There is paper loss on the top corners.  exceptionally rare 1839 book by the title "The Good Housekeeper" written by American writer, poet, activist and editor Sarah Josepha Hale who wrote the nursery rhyme "Mary Had a Little Lamb" and campaigned for the completion of the Bunker Hill Monument and for Thanksgiving to become a national holiday.


This book is a first edition with page 131 misnumbered 151 and page 132 is numbered 132-144.


I could not find any other examples of the 1839 first edition of this book available for sale.


The book is in fair over-all condition with the front blank page mostly missing, a tear going horizontally across one page and spotty toned discoloration.


 Dartmouth College Winter Carnival and ski tickets including a partial ticket for the Dartmouth Skiway 1937-1938 season, a ticket for the 1938 Darmouth Winter Carnival Ball and one for the 1939 Dartmouth Outing Club Winter Carnival "KEG O' RUM" outdoor evening presentation.


Please see images for condition details.  The tickets range from 4.25"h x 3.25"w to 3.25"w x 2"h

TWO 1930'S-40'S UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT CO $55.00

 

CARL ASHBY NEW YORK ARTIST NUDE ABSTRACT $250.00

 

EXCEPTIONALLY RARE 1839 1ST EDITION GOOD $250.00

 

1930'S DARTMOUTH COLLEGE HANOVER NEW HAM $125.00

1808 book by the title "AN ALPHABETICAL ATLAS, OR, GAZETTEER OF VERMONT; AFFORDING A SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF THE STATE, ITS SEVERAL COUNTIES, TOWNS, AND RIVERS.  CALCULATED TO SUPPLY, IN SOME MEASURE, THE PLACE OF A MAP; AND DESIGNED FOR THE USE OF OFFICES, TRAVELLERS, MEN OF BUSINESS, & c."


The book is comprised of 43 numbered pages.  There is partial loss to the title page and preface page with some stabilization with what appears to be archival tape.  The paper is tannish toned from age.  Rare engraving depicting a sword fencing scene engraved by Hall after artist James Gwyn.  On the credit line below the image is indicated the engraving was published in February 1763


Approximate engraved plate dimensions are 15.25"w x 10.25"h.  Approximate sheet dimensions are 17.5"w x 11.75"h.  


The engraving is in excellent over-all condition with slight toning from age.  Antique waistcoat vest of cotton linen fabric in a raised quilted type striped herringbone design with covered fabric stitched buttons of similar design.  The waistcoat which appears to be circa early 1800's in age or perhaps older was likely worn by a midshipman.


While the waistcoat is in excellent physical condition there is some spotty toned discoloration of the fabric.  Illustrated here with a US quarter for size comparison, this early horn container retains its original pressed leather cap and sports a most attractive age, tobacco induced, patina from period use dispensing many a relaxing smoke.  Remaining in excellent all original condition even offering unmistakable  inside hints of its period use as a smoking tobacco <I>pouch</I>, or container this attractive American colonial / Revolutionary relic is devoid of cracks, splits, worm holes or other condition issues.   A good size for the soldier or hunters traveling <I>possible</I> bag, this early utility will fit well in any period grouping.

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1808 BOOK ALPHABETICAL ATLAS VERMONT GAZ $95.00

 

RARE 1763 SWORD FENCING ENGRAVING BY HAL $250.00

 

ANTIQUE MIDSHIPMAN WAISTCOAT VEST COTTON $495.00

 

original 18th century – TOBACCO HORN $165.00

Off our wall where we have enjoyed it for many years, this offering from our personal collection downsizing will best be described here by our photo illustrations.  That said this Model 1850 Foot Officer sword remains in historically pleasing totally original, untouched and <I>as carried</I> order, with good evidence of the rigors of period use while remaining in pleasing condition throughout including its leather scabbard.    The sword is nicely script inscribed <B><I> Presented to Lt. A. J. Martin by Co. C 24th Regt. Me. Vols.</I></B>

      Andrew J. Martin was a twenty-seven year old lifelong resident of Pittsfield, Maine when he enlisted on October 13, 1862 and was commissioned 1st Lieutenant of Co. C of the 24th Maine Infantry.   Lt. Martin’s regiment was sent to Louisiana where it was initially ordered to Bonnet Carre about forty miles from New Orleans.  Here the Maine Regiment joined the 19th Army Corps, Department of the Gulf assigned to the 3d brigade, 2nd division, under command of Gen. Franklin Nickerson.    Lt. Martin served with his regiment as it participated in the expedition to <B>Ponchatoula</B> and <B>Amite River</B>, the <B>Capture of Ponchatoula</B>, and action at <B>Civiques Ferry</B>. Ultimately ordered to <B>Port Hudson</B>, Lt. Martin served with his 24th Maine Regiment as it took part in <U>the siege of that stronghold, to include the desperate assaults of May 27th and June 14, 1863.</U>   Lt. Martin mustered out with his regiment at the end of its term of service on July 25th 1863.  He was one of only 570 of the original 900 to return to civilian life.   A classic as was so frequently presented to Union line officers by their Company enlisted, this Port Hudson, Louisiana carried 1850 Foot Officer sword will present well in any grouping of good honest <I>carried</I> Civil War relics.

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 Unpolished with that rich natural age patina that comes to cast brass only with the passing of time and period handling, our illustrations of this <I>take-down</I> traveling candlestick  will offer the best description.  Even less commonly found today than the popular spun brass <I>donut</I> candle holder prized by Civil War collectors, this heavier cast brass lighting device was designed to better stand up to the rigors of travel while retaining the advantage of an easy fit in valise, haversack or knapsack.   

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 A nice item to lay in with any quality Civil War vintage grouping, this turned bone mounted boot pull set remains in pleasing original condition while offering good evidence of age, originality and period use.  

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 Likely made possible by long, lantern light, winter nights by the wood stove, this old folk art relic of the days when such amusements helped pass the time, remains in nice condition with no issues.  An intricately carved piece of delicately carved folk art.

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Civil War - Maine Presentation Mod. 1850 $3200.00

 

traveling CANDLE HOLDER $95.00

 

Civil War era Bone Mounted – BOOT PULLS $135.00

 

folk art - APOTHECARY BOTTLE $65.00




(1812-82) Entered the navy as a midshipman in 1828. He was commissioned lieutenant in 1840, and saw service in the Seminole War, 1840-43. Commissioned commander in 1855.  He was ordered to superintend the building of the "Benton" class ironclads on the Mississippi River in May 1861. In November of that same year, he joined the Port Royal expedition and hoisted the American flag on Fort Walker after its capture. In 1862, he commanded an expedition on the James River leading the attack on Fort Darling. His vessel was hit 129 times during the engagement and 2/3 of his crew were killed or wounded. He was commissioned captain, July 16, 1862. On June 17, 1863, while in command of the monitor "Weehawken," he fought the powerful Confederate ironclad "Atlanta," which he captured in Warsaw Sound, Ga. Congress gave Rodgers their official vote of thanks for his zeal and ability, and he was promoted to commodore to rank from the date of the battle. In 1864-65, he commanded the monitor, "Dictator." Rodgers then commanded the Boston Navy Yard until 1869. He was promoted to rear admiral in December 1869, and given command of the Asiatic Squadron. In 1871, he commanded the American squadron in the United States expedition to Korea. Returning to the United States, he assumed command of Mare Island and later served as President of the United States Naval Institute from 1879 to 1881. Rear Admiral Rodgers died in Washington, D.C. on May 5, 1882, while serving as the Superintendent of the United States Naval Observatory. 


<u>Signature with Rank</u>: 4 x  1 1/8, mounted to 4 3/4 x 1 3/4 card, in ink, John Rodgers, Commander, U.S.N.  A nice honest matched pair of late 18th century / earlier 19th century civilian spurs with common use through the Civil War, a single example of private purchase military use of the type may be found on page 124 of Howard Crouch’s excavated artifacts reference <I>Civil War Artifacts a Guide to the Historian</I>.  Complete even to the original strap buckles (missing in Crouch’s reference example) this pair of all original iron spurs is offered in excellent, untouched condition and  will lay in well in any Mexican War through Civil War grouping.

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 All original with good evidence of age and period use, yet remaining in solid, eye appealing condition, this arm band is of coarsely woven linen with <B>60 SPECIAL CONSTABLE</B> printed on its face.  The arm band is fitted with an iron <I>suspender</I> type PARIS marked buckle that will be familiar to Civil War site <I>diggers</I> and clothing collectors of the period.  An exceptional display item that will be of special interest to the police and law enforcement enthusiasts.  <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>  <FONT COLOR=#0000FF>Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! </FONT COLOR=#0000FF>  Measuring approximately 5 ¼ inches with a 6 7/8 inch stem our illustrations will likely do best to describe this beautifully macrame covered clay pipe except to advise that the pipe and macrame remain in excellent all original shape with good evidence of age and originality with absolutely no condition issues.  The stained green reed stem too has good age but though solid and original to the pipe, has an age split along its grain.  An interesting feature is that the stem has a threaded bone insert that screws into a narrow metal cap securing the reed to the pipe.  A wonderful item for the 18th early 19th century nautical, folk art or tobacciana enthusiast.   

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Autograph, Admiral John Rodgers, U. S. Na $65.00

 

earlier through Civil War era IRON SPURS $135.00

 

antique SPECIAL CONSTABLE - ARM BAND $135.00

 

outstanding! 1700s early 1800 Sailors M $275.00

Best described here by our photo illustrations, this neat little antique hearing device style first appeared in 1860 when Patentees F.C. Rein & Son of London first marketed and exported the type as <I> sole inventor & only makers</I>.  While some were quite elegant, made of silver and heavily engraved with an ivory ear piece, this <I>working man</I> version of the type is fashioned of brass with a hard rubber ear piece.  Retaining a good portion of its original black lacquer over nicely aged brass, this relic of the past would likely have been a favorite of the aging artillerist.   

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 This original 43 page <B>Henry Repeating Rifle</B> pamphlet measures approximately 8 5/8 x 5 9/16 and was published in wraps by the New Haven Arms Co. <U>for French speaking distribution</U>.  Printed by the New York <I>Franco-American Printing House</I> in 1865, this brochure is an original,  <U>ultra-rare</U> French language variation of the, in and of its self, rare 1865 <U>first publication of the Henry catalogue</U>.   With substantially the same content as the 1865 English language version the brochure, offers an introduction by <I>Oliver F. Winchester</I> as president of the New Haven Arms Co. and is primarily made up of testimonials written to O. F. Winchester by prominent Civil War military figures.  The catalogue offers no fewer than 50 Civil War era dated, detailed testimonials by such familiar and prominent  military leaders as <I>Col L. C. Baker</I>, <B>1st District of Columbia Cavalry</B>, <I>Gen. C. W. Smith</I> and <I>Gen. J. C. Cilly</I> both of the <B>1st Maine Cavalry</B> are included.  The overall condition of this super rare Henry brochure will, with two unfortunate exceptions, rate <U>excellent +</U>, tight at the binding with solid covers (a rarity in period <I>wraps</I>) with no stains, notations, missing or loose pages.  Importantly the unfortunate exceptions were brought about when some unknowing soul cut the figure of the Henry Rifle from the cover and tore out a portion of the fold out Henry illustration.  Likely restorable by a qualified conservator, we have tipped in removeable facsimile replacements. Issues not to be overlooked certainly, however the subject and ultra-rarity if this important catalogue will make a desirable addition to any antique firearms advertising / catalogue collection or Henry Rifle / early Winchester grouping and will hold special interest for the Civil War arms collector especially the Civil War Cavalry enthusiast. With across the Union military service testimonials, word from prominent leaders of the famous  <B> 1st Maine Cavalry</B> will make this rare Civil War vintage Henry Repeating Rifle find especially  interesting to collector / historians of that regiment. 


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 Our photo illustrations will do best to describe this nice old Revolutionary War / colonial era use pewter spoon except to advise that this transitional English spoon shows the typical deep, round bowl and drawn handle of English spoons dating from the last quarter of the 17th century while offering the shaped handle of the 1st quarter of the 18th century. The bowl is an oversized 2 9/16 inch round shape and the entire spoon is just over 7 inches showing that it has taken more of an 18th century aspect.  A British <I>Crown</I> hallmark on the inside of the bowl will require some additional research.  All original and period, this rarely surviving <I>common use</I> spoon remains in excellent condition with that natural age patina the antique pewter enthusiasts covet.  <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>  <FONT COLOR=#0000FF>Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! </FONT COLOR=#0000FF>  H 36in. x D 19in.

antique ear trumpet / Hearing Aid $125.00

 

ultra-Rare! ORIGINAL – 1865 HENRY RIFLE $425.00

 

transitional 17th / 18th century PEWTER $45.00

 

H 36in. x D 19in. $0.00

H 38in. x W 64in. x 12in.  A medical / surgical relic from a time when chloroform was administered by hand utilizing a specially designed <I>dripper</I> bottle and a cloth over the nose and mouth.  (In a search of our personal collection / museum site at MaineLegacy.com you will find an account of how Gettysburg Artillerist, Col. Freeman McGilvery was killed by an overdose of chloroform during simple surgery for a wound of the thumb.)  This little dripper stands approximately 3 3/8 inches including the stopper.   With good evidence of age and period use, yet remaining in pleasing condition, this seldom seen dripper will make a nice addition to any quality medical / surgical grouping.


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(1808-90) Born near Dublin, Ireland. Appointed a midshipman in the U.S. Navy in 1826. His initial cruise was made on the Vincennes, which, between 1827 and 1830, under Commander Bolton, was the first U.S. Man-O-War to circumnavigate the globe. In 1837, he was commissioned lieutenant. He participated actively in the naval operations of the Mexican War; aided in the capture of Monterey and San Diego; served under Stockton at the battle of the Mesa, where he was wounded; led a night attack on the outposts of Mazalan; was present at the bombardment of Guaymas, and captured twenty blockade runners and destroyed a number of gunboats in the Gulf of California. During 1850-53 he was on duty as inspector of ordnance, and organized that department in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. He was promoted to commander on September 14, 1855. In January 1861, he was given command of the steamship Pawnee, which he took from Philadelphia to Washington, and when the Civil War broke out he declared his allegiance to the Federal government. For a time the Pawnee was the principal naval protection of the Union capitol city, and by order of General Winfield Scott, he covered the landing of Colonel Elmer E. Ellsworth's command at Alexandria, Va. On May 25, 1861, Rowan, as commander of the Pawnee, attacked the Confederate forces erecting batteries at Acquia Creek, Va., but hauled off after being struck nine times. He accompanied the expedition under Commander Silas H. Stringham which captured the forts and garrisons at Hatteras Inlet, N.C. He then successively commanded the Brooklyn and the Delaware. On February 7, 1862, under Commodore Louis M. Goldsborough, he led a naval flotilla to the sounds of North Carolina, and on the following day took a leading part in the capture of Roanoke Island. On February 9th, he was ordered to pursue the fleeing Confederates into Albemarle Sound, and on February 10th, destroyed their works and captured their fleet. He also passed up the Pasquotank River, took possession of Elizabeth City and Edenton, and effectively obstructed the Chesapeake and Albemarle Canal. He conducted several other expeditions for the subjugation of the North Carolina coast, and when Goldsborough returned to Hampton Roads succeeded him in command of the fleet. On February 10, 1862, Commander Rowan co-operated with General Ambrose E. Burnside in the capture of Winston, on March 12th in the capture of Newbern, and on April 25th in the capture of Beaufort. Rowan received the Thanks of Congress for his actions, and on July 16, 1862, was promoted to captain. As a reward for his distinguished gallantry he was also promoted to commodore to rank from that same date. When Admiral Dahlgren took command of the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, Rowan was given the command of the New Ironsides, which was under fire fourteen times in Charleston Harbor, and was struck 133 times. In early 1864, Rowan assumed command of the squadron in the absence of Admiral Dahlgren. He was promoted to rank of rear admiral, on July 25, 1866, and in 1866-67, was commandant of the Norfolk Navy Yard. From 1868-70, he was in command of the Asiatic Squadron. Promoted to vice admiral in 1870, he was commandant of the New York Navy Yard, 1872-79; president of the board of naval examiners, 1879-81; governor of the naval observatory in 1882; and chairman of the light house board in 1883.


<u>Signature with Rank and Date</u>: 3 x 2, in ink, Report to Capt. [Daniel L.] Braine, S.C. Rowan, Vice Admr., Jany. 30/74. Light staining.   


(1798-1876) Born in Middletown, New York, he entered the navy as a midshipman in 1809. He fought in the War of 1812, the Second Barbary War, the Mexican War, and the Civil War. In 1819, Stringham was serving aboard the Cyane, conveying black settlers to Liberia. While the Cyane was off the African coast, Stringham was given command of a boat and captured four slaver ships. He was then appointed prize-master and sent home with the captured prizes. In 1821, Stringham was appointed First Lieutenant of the brig Hornet, and was promoted to captain in 1841. He served as Commandant  of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, 1845-46. He was appointed commander of the Ohio in 1846, during the Mexican War and took part in the bombardment of Vera Cruz as it was besieged by troops under General Winfield Scott. Afterwards he commanded the Brazil Squadron. In 1851, he took charge of the Gosport Navy Yard, in Va., serving there until 1855, when he was appointed commander of the Mediterranean Squadron, with his flagship being the famous frigate the Cumberland. He then returned to Gosport where he commanded until 1859. Considered to be one of the most trusted confidants of Gideon Welles, the U.S. Secretary of the Navy, Stringham was appointed Flag Officer and commander of the North Atlantic Blockading Fleet, which he led on their successful expedition to Hatteras Inlet, N.C., in 1861, where he innovated a bombardment technique. He was promoted to rank of Rear Admiral, on August 1, 1862, and then served as commandant of the Boston Navy Yard, 1864-66, and later was Port Admiral of New York. He died in Brooklyn, N.Y., on February 7, 1876, and is buried in Green Wood Cemetery, in Brooklyn.


<u>Signature with Rank</u>: 3 3/4 x 3/4, in ink, S.H. Stringham, Commander.

H 38in. x W 64in. x 12in. $0.00

 

19th century Chloroform Dripper $65.00

 

Autograph, Admiral Stephen C. Rowan, U. S $60.00

 

Autograph, Admiral Silas H. Stringham, U $65.00

Best described here by our photos, this classic early hand forged iron <I>New Bedford</I> whaling harpoon head dates in the 18th, very early 19th century and is offered here pure and as found on the New England coast.   Measuring 12 ½  inches in length with a tapered socket to accommodate its stout hickory shaft, this blacksmith wrought relic of early whaling is offered here with a natural untouched  surface.  A scarce remnant of nautical Americana.     <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>  <FONT COLOR=#0000FF>Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! </FONT COLOR=#0000FF>


      Best described as to condition by our photographs except to advise that this Civil War Burnside carbine is <U>entirely original</U> with appropriate metal component government inspector and manufacturer markings and is complete with <U>matching serial numbers</U>.  This so called by collectors <B>5th Model Burnside</B> carbine shows good evidence of period use and carrying, to include a <I>telltale</I> carbine shoulder sling hook scar at the wrist just above the sling ring.     Remaining in pleasing condition with no breaks, cracks or repairs, the piece offers desirable natural age surfaces, all free of <I>dreaded</I> modern day over cleaning. 

     Of significance to the Civil War collector / historian will be that a search of the <I> Springfield Research Service</I> coveted four volume serial number reference, places this serial number <B>29271</B>, squarely between listed Burnside Cavalry Carbines #29256 and #29288 <U>both issued to Troop C,</U>  <B>2nd Illinois Cavalry</B> .  With only fifteen arms separating our #29271 and # 29256 and  seventeen carbines  between this arm and #29288, there is little room for doubt that this gun was in the same case lot as issued to the troops of Co. C 2nd Illinois Cavalry.   Of even more interest, especially to the Confederate collector, will be the <U>Confederate capture and reissue marking on the buttstock just below the lower tang.</U>  (see: Steven W. Knott’s <B><I>Captured & Collected Confederate Reissued Firearms</I></B>)  Additional provenance as to 2nd Illinois Cavalry issue, with good indication of the appropriateness of the Confederate capture marking on this arm, is offered by the identification of yet another 2nd Ill. Cavalry Burnside (#2888)  issued to Co. D bearing Confederate capture and reissue marking. (see: lodgewood.com/Burnside_p_3733.html )   

     A general word on the Burnside cavalry carbine and captured and reissued Confederate guns as referenced in Steven W. Knott's excellent book, <I>Captured & Collected Confederate Reissued Firearms</I>.  Designed by Rhode Island Governor, Ambrose Burnside before his stint as a Union General, the .54 caliber Burnside carbine was the first breech loading metallic cartridge carbine of the Civil War.  Evolving from the 1st Model through what is commonly referred to by collectors as the <I>5th Model</I>, which was produced from late 1863 through the end of the war and officially referred to as the Model 1863 by the Government, even though the receivers of the guns were marked Model 1864, the Burnside was the third most issued cavalry carbine of the Civil War with rarely recognized examples falling into Confederate hands as captured and reissued weapons.    Knott's  volume on the subject offers illustrated documentation on all manner of arms being picked up from battlefields and sent back to Confederate arsenals where they would be inspected and repaired as necessary before being reissued into Confederate service.  These Confederate weapons can be identified by a distinctive font single letter A, F, Q, T & Z inspector's stamp found on the underside of the stock in front of the trigger assembly or behind the lower tang.

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<U>A note about firearms:</U>   WE EMPHASIZE HERE THAT THIS PIECE IS CONSIDERED AN ANTIQUE / COLLECTABLE AND IS THEREFORE OUTSIDE  FEDERAL RESTRICTIONS APPLICABLE TO COVERED (MODERN) FIREARMS. THE PIECE IS OFFERED AS A HISTORICAL COLLECTABLE ONLY AND THOUGH MECHANICALLY OPERABLE, IS NOT TO BE CONSIDERED  FIREABLE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. THE PURCHASER ASSUMES ALL LIABILITY FOR PURCHAS, CONTROL AND OWNERSHIP.  <U>PURCHASE OF THIS ITEM WILL CONSTITUTE A FULL UNDERSTANDING OF AND AGREEMENT WITH  THE ABOVE. </U>





 


(1811-90) Born in Charleston, S.C., he was appointed midshipman in April, 1828, and performed his first services in the West Indies and the Mediterranean Sea. He was promoted to lieutenant in 1841, and during the Mexican War was at Vera Cruz and Tampico, commanding the siege guns in the bombardment of Vera Cruz. He was promoted to commander in September 1855, and in 1859-60, he commanded the Dolphin in the Paraguay expedition and for a time had charge of the Brazilian squadron. When the Civil War broke out, Steedman although of Southern birth, remained loyal to the Union. He volunteered to Admiral Dupont for any service needed and rendered great and timely assistance in keeping open railroad communications between Washington and the North. He later served with the Mississippi squadron and then was assigned to the command of the Bienville of the North Atlantic squadron, and led the second column of Admiral Dupont's fleet in the attack and capture of Port Royal, S.C. Steedman aided in the capture of all the ports south of Savannah, and then, returning to the North, was, in the spring of 1862, transferred to the command of the Paul Jones. In August, 1862, he participated in the capture of Fort McAllister; on September 17th, he engaged the batteries at St. John's Bluff, Florida, and two weeks later, with the cooperation of land forces, forced their surrender. He was promoted to captain in September 1862, and was transferred to the Powhatan, which he served on for several months in the blockade of his hometown of Charleston. After towing the captured ram, Atlanta, to Philadelphia, in 1864, he took command of the Ticonderoga and pursued the Confederate cruiser Florida into Brazilian waters. Returning to the North Atlantic squadron, he saw action at both attacks on Fort Fisher, N.C., and then served for two years with the Mediterranean squadron. He was on special service in 1868, and from 1869 until 1872 he commanded the Boston Navy Yard. He was commissioned to rank of commodore in July 1866, and rear admiral, in May 1871. 


<u>Signature with branch of service</u>: 4 1/2 x 1, in ink, Chas. Steedman, U.S. Navy.  Drawing depicting Warren and Harold Shinn done in 1897 using pen and ink by American artist Everett Shinn (1876-1953) as indicated by his signature and date on the drawing.  The drawing was possibly done for use as an illustration.  Approximate visible image dimensions are 22.5"w x 18.5"h.  The drawing is matted and framed in a black frame.  There is some age toning to the paper and water staining to the mat.


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1700s early 1800s Hand forged Whaling Ha $145.00

 

2nd Illinois Cavalry issue – Confederate $2350.00

 

Autograph, Admiral Charles Steedman, U. S $50.00

 

PEN & INK DRAWING BY EVERETT SHINN $1500.00

Painting depicting performers waiting in line to go through a stage door done using charcoal and gouache by American artist Everett Shinn (1876-1953) in 1915 as indicated by his signature and date on the painting.  Approximate visible painted image dimensions are 18.75"w x 13.75"h.  The painting is matted and framed in a black frame.  The painting has a Berry-Hill Gallery exhibition label.

Inquiries can be made through windhamantiques@gmail.com  Painting depicting a woman at a chicken coop done using pastels on paper by American artist Everett Shinn (1876-1953) in 1899 as indicated by his signature and date.  Approximate painted image dimensions are 22"w x 17"h.  The painting is framed in a wood frame with gold liner.

Has a small bit of paint loss on the fence post to the left of the lower part of the woman's skirt.


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<b>United States Congressman from Alabama


Elected to the Confederate Congress in 1863


Tragically killed in 1864!</b>


(1807-64)  He was born in Rhea County, Tenn., moved with his father to Bellefontaine, Alabama,  settled on a plantation, and was engaged in growing cotton. He served as a Representative in the Alabama State House, 1845-46, and was a U.S. Congressman 1847-61. He served as chairman on the Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business, and also served on the Committee on Public Lands. He withdrew from the U.S. Congress in 1861, when Alabama seceded from the Union, and was unsuccessful in his bid to become a Confederate Congressman. Returning to his cotton plantation for the next 2 years, he was elected as a member of the Confederate Congress in 1863, but did not take his seat when the new Congress met because he was expelled by the unanimous vote of his colleagues for suspicion of being disloyal. Mr. Cobb met with a tragic, accidental death on November 11, 1864, when he was shot to death by his own pistol during the construction of a fence on his plantation near Bellefontaine, Alabama. He is buried at the Cobb family estate, near Cobb’s Bridge, in Madison County, Alabama.        


<u>Signature with place</u>:  5 x 1, in ink, W.R.W. Cobb, Bellefonte, Ala. Trimmed closely at the top.

 


<b>United States Congressman & Senator from Alabama


Governor of Alabama</b>


(1811-79)  Born near Franklin, Tennessee, he moved with his parents to Lauderdale County, Alabama, attended an academy there, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1831, and commenced a practice in Florence, Ala. Served as a member of the Alabama State House of Representatives in 1832, and was a U.S. Congressman from 1841-49, and 1851-61. He was chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means, and also served on the Judiciary Committee. He served as the Governor of Alabama 1874-78, and was a U.S. Senator from March 4, 1879, until his death on December 31, 1879. He is buried in Athens City Cemetery. 


<u>Signature with place</u>:  4 x 1, in ink, Geo. S. Houston, Athens, Ala.

PAINTING BY EVERETT SHINN, STAGE DOOR $14500.00

 

EVERETT SHINN PAINTING WOMAN AT CHICKEN $17500.00

 

Autograph, William R. W. Cobb $25.00

 

Autograph, George S. Houston $20.00

This exceptionally well-wrought black iron <I>sticking tommy</I> candle holder measure approximately 11 ½ inches in length and remains in excellent original condition while offering good evidence of age and originality.  Popular among collectors of antique mining memorabilia, with a frequent emphasis on gold and silver mining in the American West these easy to carry and convenient to use lighting implements saw wide application in 18th through mid-19th century.  <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!  With little change in design and construction through a considerable period of popular use, (from approximately the period of the Civil War through WW I) dating of such binoculars as Civil War era takes a bit of care. Knowledgeable collector / historians in the field generally consider the diameter of the eye piece lens as telltale with the larger 7/8 inch diameter eye piece lenses such as is offered here considered to be true Civil War vintage. With little if any change otherwise, these French import binoculars were utilized by American military for decades with the eye piece lenses becoming progressively smaller until they were soon less than half the size of the Civil War variety.  While demonstrating appropriate age with good evidence of period use and carrying, this pair remain in unusually nice condition, complete and operable with desirable <I> LEMAIRE FABT PARIS</I> marking, excellent optics and original leather covering on body and lens shades. (see: W.C. Davis <I>Fighting Men of the Civil War</I> Union Signal Corps, p. 184)  Most frequently exposed to hard service, true Civil War vintage examples are seldom encountered in this condition.  Note: Established circa 1846, Armand Lemaire produced some of the periods finest optics to include early telegraph operator telescopes, the camera obscura, early scientific microscopes. His binoculars saw popular military use during the Civil War to include those for the U. S. Signal Corps.  <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>  <FONT COLOR=#0000FF>Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! </FONT COLOR=#0000FF>  Commercially repurposed for sale from <I>army surplus</I> this attractive old bell measures approximately 3 ¼ inches across the mouth and stands about 6 inches high.  The bell remains in excellent untouched and original condition retaining a pleasing bronze patina and a goodly amount of its black enamel on the handle.  The bell sports an attractive cast in panoply of American Eagles with shield, banner and star bursts.  Examples of these bells, with an account of their origin, may be seen in the U. S. Army Quartermaster Museum collection at Fort Lee, Virginia.   These bells were cast in four sizes (this being the smallest) under contract to the U. S. Army during the Pierce and Buchanan administrations for use by experimental Army camel pack trains moving from Texas to the West Coast.  A solution to the occurrence of blinding dust storms, Camels were trained to <I>march in line</I> following the sound of the bell of preceding camel during long treks. The bells are said to have been later pressed into use by the Army during the Civil War with collectors of that era frequently referring  to these  artifacts as <I>Union Cavalry Bells</I> referencing Dr. Francis Lord’s <I>Civil War Collectors Encyclopedia</I>.  Though in our fifty plus years of seeking out such things, we have had three or four of the patriotic motif bells in addition to a full set of varying sizes in our own collection, we have seen only two other example of this small size repurposed bell.  One remaining in our own collection, all are identical in so far as construction clearly repurposed by the same source.   <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>  <FONT COLOR=#0000FF>Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! </FONT COLOR=#0000FF>


 All in outstanding <I>minty</I> condition, this wonderful pair of hand knit cotton socks are in a man’s medium and are offered here in entirely original and as found condition after decades of cedar chest storage.  Carefully hand done in an intricate pattern, this beautiful pair of sox bare the period stencil identification of the proud artisan and will serve as a wonderful personal item in any Civil War period grouping. An eye pealing example of period needle work for the sewing and ladies craft enthusiast! <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>  <FONT COLOR=#0000FF>Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! </FONT COLOR=#0000FF>

19th century hand wrought ‘Sticking Tom $95.00

 

Civil War era BINOCULARS $195.00

 

Patriotic DESK BELL from period repurpos $145.00

 

Civil War vintage Fancy Knit COTTON SOC $95.00

Emanating from the Civil War <I>curio</I> collection of <B>Pvt. Emerson T. Getchell</B> late of the <B>3rd Maine Infantry</B> then Co. C of the <B>17th Maine Infantry</B>, this rare blacksmith forged iron collar remains in purely untouched condition with a 4 to 4 ¾ inch internal diameter and unquestionable evidence of age and originality.   With hand wrought construction, the collar was fashioned with three lateral <I>pockets</I> each holding a small stone or two that rattled when the wearer moved about. Sometimes referred to as a <I>crab rattle</I> by collector / historians, this <I>rattle</I> collar or shackle was only one of similarly constructed types to include smaller wrist or ankle devices of the same design intended to detect movement and or location.  As such it is said the type saw a primary use in instances of recovered <I>runaway</I> slaves not only for its sound production but as an identifier to discourage future freedom seeking attempts.  A rare item that will be of special interest to the collector / historian of the African-American experience, this relic of a darker place in history was part of a large collection of Civil War and related material accumulated by Getchell who settled in Washington D. C. after the war.   Traveling  extensively the Maine veteran amassed a large collection much of which was donated to the Hubbard Free Library in Hallowell, Maine where much of the material was displayed until the 1950s  before being relegated to storage.  In 1991 Library officials commissioned Jacob’s Well Auction Co. in Farmingdale, Maine to sell the Getchell material as part of a fund drive.  In a small auction advertisement (a copy to be provided) a mix of such as <I>a framed map of Capt. John Smith’s Virginia</I>, Libby Prison relics,  slavery items, <I>Confederate knife</I> and <I>lots of unique small items</I> were all set down as a <I><U>Partial E. T. Getchell</I></U> listing.  As such this rarely surviving <I>runaway</I> slave collar went unnoticed and unappreciated.   <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>  <FONT COLOR=#0000FF>Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! </FONT COLOR=#0000FF>


 


<b>Matched pair, imprinted letter sheet and envelope</b>


Antique, imprinted, unused matched pair, that includes a piece of 4 5/8 x 6 5/8, stationary, with an illustration of one of the most strategic positions on the Gettysburg battlefield, "Devil's Den," with printed title below it. The envelope which measures 5 1/8 x 3 1/4, has the exact same illustration as that of the letter sheet. Complete with back flap. Both items are aged toned and in excellent condition. Any memorabilia related to Devil's Den is always very desirable!


WBTS Trivia: Devil's Den, located on the southern end of the Gettysburg battlefield, is a foreboding boulder strewn hill that is estimated to have been formed millions of years ago from volcanic rock. Devil's Den played an important part in the second day's battle, on July 2, 1863. It was from this spot, hidden between these large rock formations, that Rebel sharpshooters picked off Union soldiers opposite them on Little Round Top. It is definitely one of the highlights to see when touring the Gettysburg National Military Park.  


Vintage set of 10 prints of Confederate Generals in uniform with biographical sketches printed below their portraits. Includes: Generals' Robert E. Lee, Thomas J. Jackson, James Longstreet, John Bell Hood, Joseph E. Johnston, P.G.T. Beauregard, Nathan Bedford Forrest, Braxton Bragg, E.K. Smith, and Leonidas Polk. Each one is printed on quality card stock that measures, about 3 x 5. Comes with the original, 5 1/4 x 3 1/2 imprinted envelope that these prints came in. Features the Confederate States Seal at the upper left with an illustration of President Jefferson Davis at the center. Printed below it is: Confederate States of America, and the quote, "Stand firmly by your cannon, Let ball and grape-shot fly, and trust in God and Davis, But keep your powder dry." Ten Different Confederate State's Generals, With Biographical Sketches, Made From Rare Prints, 50 Cents A Set. There is also a full color Confederate battle flag at the upper right corner. The envelope has been cut open at the right edge to get the cards out. Excellent C.S.A. collectible.  


6 1/2 x 3 1/2, envelope. First Day Of Issue, Commemorating Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, with a full color portrait of President Lincoln, within a frame design with red ribbon, and a  shield below with a quote from his famous speech, "...that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." Facsimile signature, A. Lincoln, below the quote. There is a  blue, 3 cents, President Abraham Lincoln, U.S. postage stamp, with a portrait of Lincoln, and a quote from his address, affixed at upper right, and it is tied on by a black stamped "First Day Of Issue," and has a C.D.S., Gettysburg, PA., Nov. 19, 1948- 9 AM. Addressed in ink to a local resident; Mrs. S.H. Hess, 233 Chambersburg St., Gettysburg, Pa. Very fine and desirable Lincoln-Gettysburg item. 


WBTS Trivia: President Abraham Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address during the dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery, on Thursday, November 19, 1863.

18th early 19th century forged iron Sl $695.00

 

Devil's Den, Gettysburg Battlefield $20.00

 

Set of 10 Prints of Confederate Generals $15.00

 

Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, 1948 First $9.00




<b>Matched pair, imprinted letter sheet and envelope


Marks the spot near where President Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address!</b>


Antique, imprinted, unused matched pair, that includes a piece of 5 x 6 1/2, stationary, with illustration of the Soldiers' Monument, National Cemetery, Gettysburg, Pa., with printed title below. The envelope which measures 5 1/8 x 3 1/4, has the exact same illustration as that of the letter sheet. Complete with back flap. Both items are evenly aged and in excellent condition. Very desirable Gettysburg items.


WBTS Trivia: The Soldiers' Monument marks the spot near where President Abraham Lincoln delivered his immortal Gettysburg Address, dedicating the Gettysburg National Cemetery, on November 19, 1863.   


<b>Signed by two very prominent Gettysburg citizens!</b>


6 x 2 1/2, imprinted check on blue paper, filled out in ink. Diamond shaped orange & brown tax stamp imprinted at the center of the check, with a bust view of President George Washington, and United States Internal Revenue, Two Cents printed around the edges. Gettysburg, PA., Dec. 17, 1877. [Check] No. 25. Gettysburg National Bank, Pay to the Order of J.C. Neely. Twenty five Dollars. Signed at lower right by D. Kendlehart. Endorsed on the reverse by J.C. Neely. Typical cut cancellation. Very fine. Desirable Gettysburg document signed by two of its most prominent citizens!



<u>Jacob C. Neely</u>:


The recipient of this check, who signed it on the reverse, J.C. Neely, was born in Adams County, Pa., on February 3, 1838, and graduated from Gettysburg College, in the class of 1856. After studying law, he commenced a practice in 1859, and became a member of the Adams County Bar Association. He married a daughter of Dr. S.S. Schumacher, president of the Gettysburg Theological Seminary. Mr. Neely served for six years as district attorney, and was regarded as one of the best lawyers in Adams County. He served as legal counsel for the 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment in their famous and controversial case against the Memorial Association over the location of their monument at the "Bloody Angle," the historic area where Pickett's Charge was repulsed, on July 3, 1863, at the battle of Gettysburg. Neely also served as a commissioner who helped the John P. Rose Farm settle their claims caused by the damage that occurred to the farm during the battle of Gettysburg. Mr. Neely died on Friday, May 25, 1894, and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg. Other Gettysburg notables that are buried there include the citizen hero of the battle of Gettysburg, John L. Burns, and the only civilian killed during the battle, Jennie Wade. 



<u>David Kendlehart</u>:


(1813-91)  A prosperous businessman in Gettysburg, he was president of the city council on June 26, 1863, when Confederate General Jubal A. Early, entered Gettysburg and demanded goods and money from the town. Kendlehart refused, but offered for the stores to be opened so the town's civilians could supply what they could of the general's demands. He later slipped out of town and maintained a low profile during the battle until the morning of July 4th, when he entered the Union lines and informed Union Commander, General George G. Meade of the Confederate withdrawal from the streets of Gettysburg.


Kendlehart, also the owner of a shoe business on Baltimore Street, met General Early as he rode into town less than a week before the outbreak of battle, and demanded to speak with the borough’s mayor. The Confederate general’s inquiry proved fruitless however, as Burgess Robert Martin’s wife informed General Early that Martin and most of the councilmen had already left the town in advance of the arrival of the Confederates army. The responsibility of representing the borough in negotiations with Early therefore fell to Mr. Kendlehart. Early demanded that Kendlehart furnish the rebel troops with thousands of pounds of provisions, shoes, hats, and U.S. currency. Kendlehart’s refusal to supply the rebels, citing limited authority of the Borough, and the impossibility of securing so much material in a small municipality such as Gettysburg.


His tactful argument may have saved the town from ruin in retribution for his noncompliance. Although he refused to hand over the supplies, Kendlehart removed responsibility from the borough, and did, however, suggest that the Confederates go from household to household asking the citizens of Gettysburg to furnish whatever they could. Kendlehart would leave Gettysburg proper that evening to remain hidden two miles outside of the borough at McAllister’s Mill until the end of the battle, at which point the leaderless citizens exercised their own political agenda with General Early. The money in the town bank was hidden, families hid their food and possessions, residents protected their free black neighbors from capture, and most of the Gettysburg citizens lied about having anything of value when the Confederate soldiers asked. The Rebels gained very little from the town’s unified defiance, marveling at how such a population could possess so little.


David Kendlehart died on April 30, 1891, and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, Pa.

        


Brass coat size uniform button, with a lined field, with New York State Seal at the center, encircled by stars, and the motto "Excelsior" below the shield. Measures just under 1 inch in diameter. Retains almost 100% of its gold gilt finish. Backmark: Scovill Mfg. Co., Waterbury, State of New York. Complete with shank. This button is post Civil War, but it has the exact same face as those that were worn during the Civil War. Circa 1870, Indian War period. An excellent example for display.    


<b>Signature with rank</b>


(1821-97) Born in Sackets Harbor, N.Y., he entered the U.S. Navy as a midshipman in 1837, and was promoted to passed midshipman in 1843. During his long naval career he served in the West Indies Squadron, the Mediterranean Squadron, the Home Squadron, the U.S. Coast Survey, the East India Squadron, and the Pacific Squadron. During the Mexican War, he participated in the siege of Isla de Sacrificios off Vera Cruz, the surrender of the Castle San Juan de Ulua, he was on patrol in the Gulf of Mexico, and took part in the seizure of Tuxpan. He was promoted to master in 1850, lieutenant in 1851, and commander in 1862. He served as the commanding officer of the steam gunboat, USS Penobscot in the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron in 1863, and later that year he was commander of the sloop of war, the USS Juniata in the East Gulf Blockading Squadron. His next assignment was as commander of the side wheel gunboat, USS Osceola in the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, which he led in both attacks on Fort Fisher, N.C., in December 1864, and January 1865. Rear Admiral David D. Porter complimented Clitz for his actions at Fort Fisher in his January 28th dispatch, and recommended him for promotion. After the war Clitz continued with his prominent naval career, and was promoted to captain in 1866; he commanded the sloop of war, USS Pawnee, in the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1868-69; commanded the steam frigate, USS California in the Pacific Squadron, 1870-72; promoted to commodore in 1872; he commanded the Naval Station at Port Royal, S.C., 1876-77; was lighthouse inspector, 1878-80; promoted to rear admiral in 1880; was commander-in-chief of the Asiatic Squadron, 1880-83, and retired from the U.S. Navy in 1883.


<u>Signature with rank</u>: 3 1/2 x 1 3/8, in ink, Very Respectfully, J.M.B. Clitz, Commodore U.S.N. Diagonal cut at left edge which does not affect the signature in any way. Cut closely at the bottom.

Soldiers' Monument, Gettysburg National $20.00

 

Gettysburg National Bank Check $45.00

 

New York State Uniform Button $15.00

 

Autograph, Commodore John M. B. Clitz, U. $40.00




<b>War Period Signature with rank of Major General</b>


(1831-88) A very prominent Civil War commander, he graduated in the West Point class of 1853. Appointed brigadier general of volunteers, on September 13, 1862, and major general of volunteers, on March 16, 1863, Sheridan fought in the battles of Perryville, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, in the Chattanooga campaign, at Missionary Ridge, and Yellow Tavern, (where his men killed the legendary Confederate cavalry General J.E.B. Stuart), Hawes' Shop, Trevilian Station, and in the 1864 Shenandoah Valley campaign, including the battles of Winchester, Fisher's Hill, and Cedar Creek, where General Sheridan, a brilliant battlefield tactician, made his famous twenty mile ride from Winchester, arriving on the field just in the nick of time to rally his army from the jaws of defeat, and lead them on to victory. Having made a wasteland of "The Valley," he famously said that "a crow would have to carry its own rations." For this achievement he received the "Thanks of Congress," and was promoted to the rank of Major General, in the Regular U.S. Army, on November 14, 1864. Sheridan then moved to the front at Petersburg which put him in position to play a critical role in the 1865 Appomattox campaign, resulting in the Union victories at Five Forks, and Sailor's Creek. General Sheridan once again led his troops with great distinction and smashed the Confederates which ultimately led to the surrender of the renowned Army of Northern Virginia, commanded by arguably the Civil War's greatest commander, General Robert E. Lee. Sheridan was present at the McLean House, at Appomattox Court House, where General Lee signed the formal surrender treaty, on April 9, 1865. General-in-Chief of the Union armies, Ulysses S. Grant, summed up Sheridan's performance in the final days of the war with the following quote, "I believe General Sheridan has no superior as a general, either living or dead, and perhaps not an equal." During the Indian Wars, General Sheridan saw much action against the Plains Indians, in the 1870's. Upon the retirement of General William T. Sherman in 1884, Philip H. Sheridan became commanding general of the United States Army.


<u>Signature with rank</u>: 3 1/2 x 1 3/8, in ink, Official Business, P.H. Sheridan, Maj. Genl. Volunteers. The bottom corners are cut irregular which does not touch upon the autograph in any way. This circa 1863-64 example is very boldly signed, and it would make a nice addition to any Civil War collection!   


<b>With backmark of Vannerson & Jones, Richmond, Va.</b>


(1818-93) The 4th highest ranking officer in the Confederacy. Graduated #2 in the West Point class of 1838. Brevetted captain and major for gallantry in the Mexican War. He was in command at Charleston, S.C., in April 1861, during the bombardment and capture of Fort Sumter and rose to instant fame in the Confederacy. He also saw action at 1st Manassas, Shiloh, the 1863-64 Charleston, S.C. campaign, Bermuda Hundred and Petersburg. Beauregard was a railroad executive in the 1860's and early 1870's and later served as Commissioner of public works in New Orleans and Adjutant General of Louisiana.


Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Bust view in uniform. Backmark: Vannerson & Jones, Richmond, Va., with a 2 cents orange, George Washington, Internal Revenue tax stamp. Light age toning, discoloration, and wear. Always a popular Confederate image with this Southern backmark.  


Solid brass saddle ring with patina that measures 1 5/8 inches in diameter. This relic was found along the Chambersburg Pike west of Herr's Ridge, which was the position of the Confederate Army, on July 1, 1863, during the battle of Gettysburg. It was in this general vicinity that the opening shots of the battle were fired. 


WBTS Trivia: The famous Battle of Gettysburg commenced early on the morning of July 1, 1863. The first shot was said to be fired by a Union cavalry officer in General John Buford's command, along the Chambersburg Pike, 3 miles west of town. The Confederate Army, marching down the Chambersburg Pike from Cashtown, were on their way into Gettysburg to search for desperately needed supplies. Rebel skirmishers were sent forward only expecting to possibly encounter some Yankee militia in the area, but instead they were unexpectedly met by dismounted elements of General Buford's cavalry. Two brigades of General Henry Heth's division, of General A.P. Hill's, 3rd Corps, of General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, were in line of battle on the top of Herr's Ridge, just west of Willoughby's Run. When the opening salvo was fired, General Heth ordered his division forward, and the Confederate assault on Gettysburg was underway! In the meantime, Union General John F. Reynold's 1st Corps, Army of the Potomac, were arriving on the field from the south, and they managed to repulse the Rebel assault, with General Reynolds being killed in the action.  A bit late for our usual fare but a nice collectable worthy of a good home is this original <B> ANSON MILLS PAT. FEB. 1 1881</B>  <I>TC Orndorff Sole Manf Worecester Mass</I> marked Remington Dog cartridge belt buckle.  Measuring approximately 3 1/8 X 2 ¾ inches, this sporting buckle with the Remington Dog design was derived from the military U. S. marked 45-70 caliber web cartridge belt issued with the Springfield Trapdoor rifle and carbine.  Best described as to condition by our photo illustrations, this all original die struck brass buckle will set well with any period sport shooting 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>  <FONT COLOR=#0000FF>Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! </FONT COLOR=#0000FF>

Autograph, General Philip H. Sheridan $215.00

 

CDV, General P. G. T. Beauregard $185.00

 

Saddle Ring Recovered at Gettysburg $10.00

 

Anson Mills Pat. 1881 - REMINGTON DOG - $65.00

Standing approximately 11 ¼ inches with a 3 5/8 inch base, this lead soldered sheet iron fire starter remains complete with its original spun iron wire and brick <I>fire ball</I>.  All original and in pleasing condition yet with good evidence of age and originality, with a little lantern oil inside, this piece would be <I>just the thing</I> in a country home, Civil War winter camp, cook fire, or western chuck wagon as the flame of the oil soaked <I>fire ball</I> made quick work of starting a heat giving fire.  <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>Killed at the battle of Piedmont, Virginia in 1864!


Military Document Signed With Rank</b>


(1824-64) Born in Washington County, Virginia, his sobriquet was "Grumble" Jones. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1848, and served on the frontier with the "Mounted Rifles" until 1857, when he resigned his commission in the U.S. Army. When his home state seceded from the Union, he organized a company known as the "Washington Mounted Rifles," and was elected their captain. He served under Colonel J.E.B. Stuart at 1st Manassas, and became colonel of the 1st, and 7th Virginia Cavalry Regiments. He continued to serve under now General Stuart and was promoted to brigadier general September 19, 1862. He particularly distinguished himself at the war's biggest cavalry battle, Brandy Station, Va. Jones was considered to be the best outpost officer in the cavalry by his superiors. He protected the army's flank and rear on their march to Gettysburg in 1863. He was then assigned to command the Department of Southwest Virginia and East Tennessee where he rendered superb service. He participated in General James Longstreet's Knoxville campaign, and fought at Cloyd's Mountain in western Virginia, and at the battle of Piedmont, on June 5, 1864, he was struck by a ball and instantly killed while encouraging his men in the front lines. In the subsequent confusion and retreat his body fell into the hands of the Yankees, who returned it to his friends. General William E. "Grumble" Jones was buried in the graveyard of the Old Glade Springs Presbyterian Church, in Virginia.


<u>Document Signed</u>: 15 3/4 x 9 1/2, manuscript in ink. 


The United States on Account of Army Subsistence in the Quarter ending the 31st of December 1853, in Account with Lieut. W.E. Jones, Rifles, A.A.C.S., en-route from Fort Ewell, Texas, &c, &c, &c, to Corpus Christi. 


I certify on honor that the above account current exhibits an accurate and true Statement of all monies received and expended by me on Account of Subsistence in the Army, and there is now due me from the Commissary Department ($165.92) One Hundred and sixty five Dollars & 92/100. 


W.E. Jones, 

2d Lieut. R.[egiment] M.[ounted] R.[ifles], 

A.A.C.S.


Docket on the reverse: Account Current for the 4th Quarter 1853. Lieut. William E. Jones, Rifles, A.A.C.S.


Written on blue lined paper that shows some fold wear. Very desirable Confederate General K.I.A.  


This document was signed by Lieutenant Jones when he was serving in the pre Civil War United States Army.  Measuring approximately 6 ½ inches square by 6 ¼ inches deep this late mid 1800s wooden tobacco box retains its  <B>J. B. Pace <I>Chewing or Smoking</I> Virginia Tobacco</B> on all four sides.  Proclaiming the early post-Civil War product of James Baker Pace who founded  the nearly full block tobacco works in war torn Richmond in late 1865, this early <I>reconstruction</I> era  <I>LIGHT PRESSED / Gold Rods</I> tobacco box will make an eye appealing addition to any period grouping. ( Founder J. B. Pace now rests with good company in Richmond’s Hollywood Cemetery.)


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 Not like the usual find of a very delicate, marginal condition, lady's fan of the period, this example was clearly intended for practical use while offering a timely fashion statement.  It remains in fine durable condition and is, after decades of attic storage, ready for display with other period lady's finery or even for use and carrying should the lady desire.  Sturdily and yet attractively and delicately made with stained hardwood slats and that classic coarsely woven brown linen that connoisseurs of period textile will recognize, this fan remains in fine original condition in every respect. No splits tears or repairs!   The piece measures just over 13 inches in length when folded.  A common fashion statement and practical ladies utility of the Civil War period.  A fine all original accessory.  <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>  <FONT COLOR=#0000FF>Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! </FONT COLOR=#0000FF>

earlier to Civil War era - Fire Starter $145.00

 

Autograph, General William E. Jones $175.00

 

mid-19th century Richmond, Va. – TOBACCO $135.00

 

Victorian era - LADY'S FAN $95.00

While its historic provenance as to origin has been lost in time, this <B>Pat. 1861</B> marked, <I><B>Booth</I></B> monogramed coin silver tablespoon will brighten up any quality Civil War period grouping and will be sure to foster lots of speculation.  Bearing the period engraved sir name of the infamous Abraham Lincoln assassin,  <U>John Wilkes Booth</U>, this Gorham & Co., <I>Cottage Pattern</I> coin silver spoon measures 6 ¾ inches in length, weighs 35.3 grams and remains in pleasing condition.  

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<b>Found on Culp's Hill


From the Confederate States Armory and Museum collection of Gettysburg!</b>


This is the brass throat only of an Enfield bayonet scabbard. Measures 1 1/4 inches long, and 1 inch wide. With green patina typically found on dug brass relics. There is a vertical split on one side of the piece. Excavated at Culp's Hill which played an important role in all 3 days of the battle. Ex-Fred Edmunds museum collection. An old friend of mine when I lived in Gettysburg, Fred owned and operated the Confederate States Armory and Museum, located on Baltimore Street, opposite the historic Jennie Wade House.   


<b>U.S. Navy pay voucher signed by this Union Civil War naval hero!</b>


(1811-88) Born in New Brunswick, N.J., he was a career navy man. He was appointed midshipman, November 1, 1826; lieutenant, September 6, 1837; commander, September 14, 1855; captain, July 16, 1862; commodore, July 25, 1866; rear admiral, July 1, 1870; retired, January 28, 1872. He served on the <i>"Princeton"</i> during the Mexican War. From April 18-24, 1862, Boggs commanded the Union gunboat <i>"Varuna"</i> during the attack on Forts Jackson & St. Philip, on the Mississippi River, during the campaign to capture New Orleans. His men fought one of the most memorable close quarter sea battles of the entire war, suffering horrendous casualties. After destroying six Confederate gunboats and two rams and exhibiting heroic bravery, the <i>"Varuna"</i> was sunk with 184 casualties. Receiving his U.S. Navy captain's commission in July 1862, Boggs was the commanding officer of the steam sloops <i>"Juniata,"</i> and <i>"Sacramento,"</i> with the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron during the remainder of the Civil War.


<u>U.S. Navy Pay Voucher Signed</u>: 8 x 2 1/4, imprinted document, filled out in ink. 


United States Navy Yard, New York, May 1, 1856. Received, from J. Geo. Harris, Purser United States Navy, One hundred & fifty five Dollars, ninety six Cents, on account of my Pay, &c. $155.96/100. Chas. S. Boggs. Includes check stub at left. Excellent condition. Very desirable.     


<b>The oldest private military college in the United States!


Norwich turned out hundreds of officers and soldiers who fought in President Abraham Lincoln's Union armies during the Civil War!</b>


2 piece, convex, non-excavated coat size uniform button. 3/4 inches in diameter. Face of the button has spread winged eagle with shield, and is holding arrows and olive branches in its talons, and retains almost 100% of its gold gilt finish. On the top of the eagle are the raised letters, "Cadet," and below it is "N.U.," for Norwich University. The reverse is complete with a shank and has the manufacturer's imprint of D. Evans & Co., Attleboro, MS. [Massachusetts]. Very nice example.


WBTS Trivia: Norwich University, also known as The Military College of Vermont, is the oldest private military college in the United States. Founded in 1819, at Norwich, by Captain Alden Partridge, a military educator and former superintendent of the United States Military Academy, at West Point, N.Y. 


In 1825, the academy moved to Middletown, Connecticut, to provide better naval training to the school's growing Corps of Cadets. However, the state of Connecticut declined to grant Captain Partridge a charter, and he moved the school back to Norwich in 1829. 


The state of Vermont granted the school a charter in 1834, and recognized the institution thenceforth as Norwich University. 


At the commencement of the Civil War in April 1861, Norwich cadets served as instructors of the state militias throughout the northeast, and the entire class of 1862, enlisted for the war upon its graduation. Norwich turned out hundreds of officers and soldiers who fought in President Lincoln's armies during the Civil War, including 4 recipients of the Medal of Honor, 1 who led a corps, 7 who headed divisions, 21 who led brigades, and 38 who commanded regiments. 


These Norwich soldiers became eyewitnesses to some of the war's most dramatic events, including the bloodiest single day in American military history at the battle of Antietam, Maryland. They also fought in the attack at Marye's Heights in the battle of Fredericksburg, Va., and in the historic repulse of Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg, Pa. 


A total of 755 Norwich men served during the Civil War, including an estimated 56 who fought for the Confederacy. 


The daring Confederate raid on St. Albans, Vermont, brought much fear to the neighboring town of Newport thinking it would be a certain target of the Rebel raiders. The Corps of Cadets were quickly ordered into action, boarded an express train that same day, and it was a great relief to the citizens living there when the gallant Norwich Cadets came marching in to save the day.

Pat. 1861- BOOTH MONOGRAMED coin silver $135.00

 

Enfield Bayonet Scabbard Throat Recovere $15.00

 

Autograph, Admiral Charles S. Boggs, U. S $75.00

 

Norwich University Cadet Uniform Button $15.00




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