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<b>Commanded the 32nd Missouri Infantry during the Civil War and was wounded at Vicksburg


Governor of Louisiana


Louisiana State Congressman</b>


(1842-1931) He studied law, was admitted to the Missouri bar in 1860, and established his legal career while serving as a district attorney in Missouri. During the Civil War he was lieutenant colonel of the 32nd Missouri Infantry seeing action with them at the capture of Arkansas Post, and at Vicksburg where he was wounded. He was dishonorably discharged from the army for allegedly exaggerating the number of Union casualties, but after his personal appeal to President Abraham Lincoln he was reinstated to his former military status. After rejoining the army he commanded the regiment at the battle of Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, took part in the Atlanta campaign, and reinforced General N.P. Banks at the Red Cedar retreat. He was later commissioned as judge of the Department of the Gulf Provost Court. Henry C. Warmoth was the 23rd Governor of Louisiana, from 1868 to 1872.** Facing criticism from some Republican leaders for supporting weakened civil rights legislation and for endorsing a Democratic/Fusionist ticket in the 1872 election, Warmoth's term culminated in impeachment proceedings and suspension from office. Lieutenant Governor P.B.S. Pinchback assumed office during Warmoth's absence, becoming the first African-American governor in the United States. The impeachment charges against Warmoth were dropped after his term of office ended. He was the first elected Reconstruction Governor of Louisiana; later, he was elected as a Louisiana State Representative, serving one term from 1876 to 1878 while Reconstruction ended and the federal government withdrew its troops from the state. In 1888, Warmoth challenged former governor and ex-Confederate General Francis T. Nicholls in a gubernatorial contest and narrowly lost to the Democrat in an election noted for widespread voter fraud. In 1890, Warmoth was appointed U.S. Collector of Customs in New Orleans and served in that capacity for several years. He published his memoirs, "War, Politics and Reconstruction," in 1930. It is well regarded and considered a classic of the genre. Warmoth died in New Orleans in 1931, at the age of 89.


<u>Signature</u>: 4 3/4 x 1, in ink, H.C. Warmoth.



** WBTS Trivia: Henry C. Warmoth was sworn into office as Governor of Louisiana on July 13, 1868. Elected at the age of 26, he was one of the youngest governors in United States history. Stevens T. Mason, the first governor of Michigan, was the youngest state governor, elected at age 24. 

 


<b>Military Division of West Mississippi


Signed by John F. Lacey, A.A.G.</b>


4 3/4 x 7 7/8, imprint.


Headquarters,

Military Division of West Mississippi,

New Orleans, La., January 8th, 1864


General Orders,

No. 4


1. A draft of one in seven, based upon the enrollment directed in General Orders, No. 30, of 1864, will be made in the Department of Arkansas, Mississippi and the Gulf, on the 15th of February, proximo, unless the quotas to be assigned to the several Departments named, shall previously have been filled by volunteer enlistments.


2. The Commanders of the Departments named will fix the quotas for the several districts within the limits of their commands, and take the necessary measures for the prompt execution of this order.


3. The draft and enlistment of volunteers will be conducted in strict accordance with the regulations established by the War Department.


4. Volunteers that may be raised under this order, will be assigned to organizations already in the service of the United States, and no new organizations will be commenced until after these have been filled, unless specially authorized by the Secretary of War.


5. The troops to be raised under this order will not be credited to the quota of any State, included in the President's Proclamation of December 15th, 1864.


6. All persons who have, or may hereafter, come into the Departments above named, from the States or districts included in the President's Proclamation, will be added to the enrollment, and included in the draft, unless they furnish satisfactory evidence that they have fulfilled their obligations in relation to the draft in the district of their permanent residence.


7. Deserters from the enemy will not be drafted, and if enlisted, will not be assigned to local organizations, but will be sent in detachments of suitable strength to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to be assigned to regiments serving on the Indian frontier.


BY ORDER OF MAJOR GENERAL E.R.S. CANBY:

C.T. CHRISTENSEN

Lt. Colonel, Ass't Adjutant General


OFFICIAL: John F. Lacey, A.A. Genl. 


The Lacey autograph is signed in ink. There are 3 very tiny punch holes in the left border area where this order was once bound in an officer's order book. They do not affect any of the content. 


John Fletcher Lacey, a native of Virginia, was a 20 year old resident of Oskaloosa, Iowa, when he enlisted as a corporal in the Union Army on June 1, 1861, and was mustered into Co. H, 3rd Iowa Infantry. He was discharged from this regiment on November 1, 1861. He was promoted to sergeant major on August 23, 1862, and mustered into the 33rd Iowa Infantry. He was promoted to 1st lieutenant, April 16, 1864. On June 30, 1864, he was promoted to captain, and on March 26, 1865, he was promoted to brevet major. Having been transferred to the U.S. Volunteers Adjutant General's Department, he was mustered out of the army on September 19, 1865.     


<b>Commanding 9th Vermont Infantry


1864 Endorsement Signed with rank</b>


Valentine G. Barney, was a resident of Swanton, Vermont, when he enlisted as a sergeant, on May 2, 1861, and was mustered into the 1st Vermont Infantry, a three months regiment. He was mustered out of this regiment at Brattleboro, Vt., on August 15, 1861. On June 14, 1862, he was commissioned captain, and mustered into Co. A, 9th Vermont Infantry. He was promoted to lieutenant colonel, on May 24, 1863, and was mustered out of the Union Army on June 13, 1865. While serving with the 9th Vermont, Barney's regiment saw action at Winchester, Va.; Harpers Ferry, W.V.; Bogue Sound, N.C., where on Feb. 2, 1864, they had 3 men killed, 14 wounded, and 49 captured; Chaffin's Farm, Va., where on Sept. 9, 1864, the regiment had 7 men killed, and 45 wounded; and at Fair Oaks, Va., where they had 1 man killed, 5 wounded, and 6 captured, on Oct. 27-28, 1864.


<u>Endorsement Signed</u>: 6 1/4 x 3 1/2, in ink, I hereby certify that the position of Capt. in Co. G is vacant caused by resignation of Capt. E.A. Kilbourne to date Sept. 22d, 1864. "V.G. Barney, Lt. Col." signed above his printed title of Commanding.           <b>to the Gulf of Mexico</b>


7 3/4 x 10 3/4, imprint. Entered according to act of Congress A.D. 1866 by Virtue, Yorston & Co. in the clerk's office of the district court of the United States for the southern district of N. York. Very fine.

Autograph, Lieutenant Colonel Henry C. W $45.00

 

Orders Issued by General E. R. S. Canby Re $25.00

 

Autograph, Lieutenant Colonel Valentine $8.00

 

Chart of the Mississippi River From the $15.00




Antique portrait engravings. Composite view of the following Confederate Generals: General Edmund Kirby Smith, General John Bell Hood, General Nathan Bedford Forrest, General Leonidas Polk, General John Hunt Morgan, General William J. Hardee and General Braxton Bragg. The name of each general is printed below their portrait. Engraved by H.B. Hall, N.Y. Engraved expressly for the Lost Cause by E.A. Pollard. 6 x 9 1/4. Generals' Morgan and Polk were killed in action during the war. Very desirable.  


8 x 10 1/4, imprinted form filled out in ink. The United States To W.W. Sherman, Pay Master, U.S.A. 1863. For Transportation as per appended statement. $119.50. 


I certify that the above account is correct and just, that the services were rendered as stated; and that they were necessary for the public service; and that the services have been reported by me, according to the Army Regulations. W.W. Sherman, Paymaster.


Received at New Orleans, La. the 22 of June 1863 of Capt. J.W. McClure, Ast. Qr. Mr. United States Army, the sum of One hundred nineteen dollars and Fifty cents, in full of the above account. W.W. Sherman, Paymaster.


Light age toning and wear with a small riveted hole at the upper center which does not affect any of the content.


William W. Sherman, a native of New Jersey, twice penned his large and bold signature to this document. Sherman enlisted on June 1, 1861, as a major, and was commissioned into the U.S. Volunteers Paymaster Department. He was dismissed on January 4. 1864.   


Antique portrait engraving. Composite view of the following Union Generals: General O.O. Howard, General Lovell H. Rousseau, General Benjamin H. Grierson, General Henry W. Slocum and General Jefferson C. Davis. The name of each general is printed below their portrait. Adorned with spread winged eagle, flourishes, and title, "Union Generals, Department Of The Mississippi." Engraved by J. Rogers from photographs by M.B. Brady. Published by Virtue & Yorston, New York, 1866. 8 x 11. Scarce. 

   


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


From Libby Prison, Richmond, Virginia</b>


2 plus pages, 5 x 8, in ink, written by Lieutenant Levi Lupton, to his wife and children. 


<b><u>Libby Prison, Dec. 12th, 1863</b></u>


My Dear wife and Children,


After my love to you and well wishes for your welfare I will inform you that I am in good health with the exception of a little cold and I hope these few lines may find you all well, but oh it is a sad and lonesome place here for me although we have so much company, but there is nothing to cheer a person here, only when I get a letter from home and that does me a heap of good.  Dear you can’t imagine how good those fruits and butters taste to me after being without anything of the kind so long and besides that they were made at home  and how I wish I were there for it is a long while since I was at home.  You stated in your letter of the 25th of last month that it was one year since we lost Dear little Irene.  It does not seem like it has been that long.  It seems so fresh in my memory.  Well Dear I don’t know when I shall get out of this, but I hope that Congress will do something to help us in our extremity.  I do not think our government has done the fair thing with us by leaving us here so long, but maybe it is for the best and I must try and be resigned and do the best I can.  Dear try and bear up as best you can through these sore trials and pray for unworthy me and may the good Lord bless you all and keep you safe until I get home is the prayer of your Loving husband.


Lt. Levi Lupton


Give my love to Mother and all the rest.  I wrote to Father on the 10th.  You need put but one envelope on each letter in the ordinary way.


[To:] Mrs. E.H. Lupton

Jerusalem

Monroe Co.

Ohio


Minor staining and light wear. Excellent content including Lupton's criticism of the U.S. Congress regarding Union prisoners of war.  Desirable Yankee officer's P.O.W.  letter written from the notorious Libby Prison by one of "the boys in blue" who would not survive the war!


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.

Generals of the Confederacy $45.00

 

1863 Transportation Payment to U. S. Paym $25.00

 

Union Generals, Department of the Missis $35.00

 

116th Ohio Infantry Letter $175.00




Civil War patriotic imprint with full color illustration of Columbia holding an American flag and a cornucopia, with spread winged eagle at lower left. Verse above, "We must keep that Flag where it e'er has stood, In front of the Free, the Wise, and the Good!! And fight and fall, at our Country's call, To defend the Flag of the People!" Light age toning.


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(1831-88) A prominent Civil War commander, he graduated in the West Point class of 1853. Appointed brigadier general of volunteers, Sept. 13, 1862, and major general, March 16, 1863. Fought in the battles of Perryville, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, the Shenandoah Valley and Appomattox campaigns, to name but a few. Sheridan also saw action against the Plains Indians in the 1870's.


Antique portrait engraving of "Little Phil" Sheridan in uniform with rank of major general. Engraved by R. Whitechurch from a photograph. Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1866 by Rice, Rutter & Co. in the clerk's office of the district court of the United States in and for the eastern district of Pennsylvania. Printed facsimile autograph below the portrait. 5 3/4 x 9 1/4.  


1862 dated portrait engraving. Composite view of the following Union Generals: General Ambrose E. Burnside, General Franz Sigel, General Irvin McDowell, General Benjamin F. Butler, General Henry W. Halleck, General John E. Wool, General Daniel Hunter and General Ulysses S. Grant. The name of each general is printed below their portrait. Adorned with spread winged eagle on shield, etc. Engraved by Geo. E. Perine, New York. Published by Hurlbut, Williams & Co., Connecticut, 1862. 5 3/8 x 8 3/4.  

 


Civil War patriotic imprint with full color illustration of a Revolutionary War officer resembling George Washington holding his sword aloft in one hand and an American flag in the other. Motto above, "Death To Traitors. Light age toning. 


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We Must Keep That Flag $8.00

 

General Philip H. Sheridan $20.00

 

Union Generals of the Civil War $25.00

 

Death to Traitors $7.00




1865 dated portrait engraving. Composite view of the following Union Generals: General John C. Fremont, General John Pope, General Joseph Hooker, General George G. Meade, General Ormsby M. Mitchel, General William S. Rosecrans and General Nathaniel P. Banks. The name of each general is printed below their portrait. Published by The American Publishing Co., Connecticut, 1865. 5 1/4 x 8 3/4.  


1862 dated engraving, 8 3/4 x 5 1/2. Engraved by George. E. Perine. Caption: Landing Of Troops On Roanoke Island. Burnside Expedition. A.D. 1862. Entered according to act of Congress A.D. 1862 by Hurlbut, Williams Co. in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Connecticut. Light age toning in the margin.  


<b>Killed at the battle of the Little Big Horn</b>


(1839-1876) Graduated from West Point in 1861. He was destined to become one of the most celebrated, yet controversial figures in all of American military history. Custer was brave, dashing and enterprising. He served on the staffs of Generals George B. McClellan and Alfred Pleasanton until the spring of 1863, distinguishing himself on dozens of occasions. On June 29, 1863, he jumped rank from 1st Lieutenant to Brigadier General and was assigned command of a cavalry brigade under Gen. H. Judson Kilpatrick which he led with distinction in the Gettysburg campaign. From then until the end of the war he fought with the utmost distinction in all of the cavalry battles of the Army of the Potomac. Custer became a famous Indian fighter in the post war U. S. Army and was massacred with his entire command of the 7th U.S. Cavalry on June 25, 1876, at the battle of the Little Big Horn.


Antique portrait engraving of Custer in uniform with rank of major general with one arm resting on the barrel of a cannon, while the other is holding the hilt of a sword. Printed facsimile autograph below his portrait. Engraved by J. Rogers from a photograph by M.B. Brady. Entered according to Act of Congress A.D. 1866 by Virtue & Yorston in the clerks office of the district court of the United States for the southern district of New York. Scarce. Extremely desirable.  <b>to U.S. Officer Stationed in New York City Harbor</b>


Civil War date envelope with C.D.S. New Orleans, Sep. 4, 1862, with 3 cents George Washington postage stamp [Scott #64] with bulls eye cancellation. Addressed to Lieut. M.H. Stacey, Fort Hamilton, New York. The envelope is torn along the upper edges where it was opened. Red wax seal on the back flap. 


May Humphreys Stacey, a Pennsylvania native, enlisted on May 14, 1861, as a 1st lieutenant, and was commissioned into the 12th U.S. Infantry. He was promoted to captain on August 18, 1864, for gallantry in action on the Weldon Railroad, Va.; brevet major, and brevet lieutenant colonel, April 9, 1865, for gallantry in the campaign that resulted in the surrender of the insurgent army under General Robert E. Lee. 


WBTS Trivia: During the Civil War, Fort Hamilton's garrison protected the New York City harbor against the possibility of Confederate raiders. It also provided troops to help put down the 1863 New York City Draft Riots, and served as a prisoner-of-war camp.

Union Generals

 

Landing of Troops on Roanoke Island, N. C

 

General George A. Custer

 

1862 Cover Sent From New Orleans, La. $15.00




This is a 5 x 4 1/2 piece of an album page with two Civil War date autographs of Union nurses neatly written in ink that came out of a soldier autograph album that was long ago broken up. #1: Clara Norris, Fortress Monroe, Va., January 1, 1865. #2: Nellie Norris, Washington, D.C., August 15, 1864. Very fine.   


(1820-1891) Graduated #6 in the West Point class of 1840. Rising to be one of the Union's most renowned military leaders, Sherman saw action at 1st Bull Run, Shiloh, Chickasaw Bluffs, Arkansas Post, Vicksburg, Missionary Ridge, Atlanta, the infamous March to the Sea, and the 1865 Carolina's campaign. He received the surrender of Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston's army at Greensboro, N.C., on April 26, 1865. Sherman continued in the Regular Army after the war and became a Lieutenant General on July 25, 1866, and Full General, on March 4, 1869.


<u>Signature With Rank, Place & Date</u>: 4 3/4 x 2 7/8, in ink, W.T. Sherman, General, Washington, D.C., Dec. 15, 1887. Very nice and desirable autograph.  


 


(1820-1891) Graduated #6 in the West Point class of 1840. Rising to be one of the Union's most renowned military leaders, Sherman saw action at 1st Bull Run, Shiloh, Chickasaw Bluffs, Arkansas Post, Vicksburg, Missionary Ridge, Atlanta, the infamous March to the Sea, and the 1865 Carolina's campaign. He received the surrender of Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston's army at Greensboro, N.C., on April 26, 1865. Sherman continued in the Regular Army after the war and became a Lieutenant General on July 25, 1866, and Full General, on March 4, 1869.


Antique engraved portrait of Sherman in uniform with rank of major general. Engraved by A.H. Ritchie. Printed title below his portrait, "Maj. Gen. Wm. T. Sherman." 5 3/4 x 8 1/4. Light wear.  


Civil War patriotic imprint with full color illustration of a female figure wearing an American flag dress and holding a sword in one hand and the scales of justice in the other. Slogan below: "No North, no South, No East, No West But Equal and Exact Justice to all."  Light age toning and a small tear at bottom right edge that has been repaired on the reverse with archival document tape. 


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

Autographs, Union Civil War Nurses, 1864 $35.00

 

Autograph, General William T. Sherman $350.00

 

General William T. Sherman

 

No North, No South, No East, No West $5.00

Standing 6 3/4 inches and 4 13/16 inches in diameter with a 2 1/2 inch wide opening at the mouth, this attractive 19th century oyster jar remains in pleasing condition with no cracks, chips or other detracting issues and is nicely maker marked GEORGE SKEY – WILNECOTE – TAMWORTH.  George Skey established his stoneware works in Tamworth in 1860 and quickly became a world leader in the manufacture of all manner of stoneware containers.  His stoneware beer bottles will offer Civil War collectors the most prevalent example of his product with oyster jars such as this one showing up in far less quantity.   A coveted culinary treat of the Civil War camp, period photographic examples of these stoneware oyster jars seem reserved to the officer’s mess table.  <B>Buy with confidence! </B><I>  We are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales!</B> <I>Just send us a courtesy  e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly.</I>  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!  Our photo illustrations will do best as a description of these nice old 18th century scales.  Untouched and completely original even to the original green cotton suspensions, the iron beam is nicely shaped in the classic style of the 18th century.  The brass pans offer an attractive deep age patina.  The original sharkskin covered pocket case remains sound at the hinges and while one of the closure clasps is missing, remains in nice condition commensurate with age and period use.  The inside cover retains its period silk lining under an attractive printed guide to weight of various gold coins.  All original and pleasing to the eye, this little scale will lay in nicely with Colonial / American Revolutionary War relics.  <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 little lamp sports a heavy glass body with a threaded pewter burner receptacle and collar.  The screw in cap is fitted with a brass wick tube.  The cap retains its original chain and pewter <I>snuffer</I>.  Dangerous though it could be due to its volatile <I>camphene</I> oil fuel, actually a mixture of turpentine and alcohol, the little lamp produced a bright, clean burning light making it a popular lighting device in its day.  The extra length and small diameter of the wick tube is a telltale feature of the camphene fueled lamp offering an extra measure of separation of flame from fuel reservoir.  Though referred to by collectors as a <I>snuffer</I> the chained pewter cap was intended to prevent evaporation of fuel when the lamp was not in use.  A nice all original example of the type for the lighting device collector, these little <I>sparking</I> lamps are well suited to display with period medical / surgical collectables. <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!


 With hand stitched leather and white cotton cord with decorative hand rendered macramé embellishments in a familiar patriotic style of the earlier 1800s, this attractive antique girth strap remains in exceptional, seemingly unused condition while offering good evidence of age and originality. [A bit of blue milk paint in one place (see photo) can be easily removed if the new owner wishes.]  This outstanding piece of Americana measures approximately 37 inches in length by 7 1/2 inches wide and will display well on a wall, with antique western or equestrian  equipment or as companion to a nice period antique saddle, military or civilian..  <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!

19th century -- Skey’s - Wilnecote Works $65.00

 

18th century CASED BALANCE SCALES $195.00

 

c. 1850 / 1860s Camphene Lamp

 

fine antique - Saddle Girth Strap $175.00

Set aside in our own accumulation for years, this offering is a product of our many years of searching out such treasures from estate sales, antique shows and the now all but extinct antique orientated weekly markets, this desirable Old & New Testament Bible was published in four leather bound volumes by the New York Bible Society 1859.  The fly leaf of each bears the period brown ink inscription <B><I> Return to Chaplain’s tent Camp Letterman</B></I>.  No real Maine connection beyond being found here in Maine, we none the less set this aside years ago as part of our state of Maine related Civil War relics, (You can see a small portion of that accumulation at <FONT COLOR=#0000FF>MaineLegacy.com </FONT COLOR=#0000FF>)  All complete and in pleasing condition with solid bindings and  yet with good evidence of originality and careful period use, we need not <I>go on</I> here about the roll of  Letterman Army Hospital as more than 14,000 Union and 6,800 Confederate wounded of the Battle of Gettysburg were treated there.  A favorite for years, it is time to pass this desirable set on where it will be preserved, appreciated and hopefully set among other Battle of Gettysburg or Civil War medical material.    <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>



 


Civil War patriotic imprint with illustration of a crowing rooster with the words, "Have you heard the news from S.C." coming from its mouth. This is a reference to the commencement of the Civil War in South Carolina. Light age toning and wear. 


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<b>Colonel of the 7th Illinois Cavalry during the Civil War


U.S. Senator from Louisiana


Member of the President Andrew Johnson Impeachment Congress


Governor of Louisiana</b>


(1830-1918) Presidential elector on the Republican ticket in 1860. Appointed by President Abraham Lincoln as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Territory of Nebraska in 1861. Served as Colonel of the 7th Illinois Cavalry during the Civil War until ill health forced his resignation. Appointed by President Lincoln as collector of the port of New Orleans in 1865. This launched Kellogg's notable 20 year political career in Louisiana. Served as United States Senator, from Louisiana, 1867-72. Served as Governor of Louisiana, 1873-74. Re-elected as U.S. Senator, serving, 1877-83.


<u>Signature With State</u>: 5 3/8 x 2, in ink, Wm. P. Kellogg, Louisiana.  


Civil War patriotic imprint with vignette of George Washington within an oval design with points around the oval with the names of all of the States of the United States at the commencement of the War Between The States. Light age toning.  


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Gettysburg – Camp Letterman Chaplain’s T $795.00

 

Have You Heard The News From S. C. ?

 

Autograph, William P. Kellogg $35.00

 

George Washington $8.00




<b>Union commander during the battle of Gettysburg</b>


(1815-1872) Graduated in the West Point class of 1835. Won a brevet in the Mexican War. Meade fought in the Peninsular campaign and the Seven Days battles being very severely wounded at Glendale. He recovered in time to see action at 2nd Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. Elevated to command of the Army of the Potomac, he defeated General Robert E. Lee at Gettysburg and went on to fight in all of their battles culminating in the surrender at Appomattox Court House.


Antique 1864 portrait engraving of General George G. Meade seated on a camp stool in front of his tent. A drum is on the ground just behind him, and a tented campground can be seen in the background. Executed from a recent photograph from life. Published by Johnson, Fry & Co., New York, dated 1864. Includes his printed facsimile autograph below his likeness. 8 x 10 3/4.  


<b>Civil War period signature as Major General</b>


(1831-88) A prominent Civil War commander, he graduated in the West Point class of 1853. Appointed brigadier general of volunteers September 13, 1862, and major general, March 16, 1863. Fought in the battles of Perryville, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, the Shenandoah Valley and Appomattox campaigns, to name but a few. Sheridan also saw action against the Plains Indians in the 1870's. 


<u>Signature With Rank:</u> 3 3/8 x 1 1/8, in ink, Phil. H. Sheridan, Maj. Genl. There is a light vertical tear in the paper. It runs downward in between the "a" and "n" in Sheridan, and loops down around the outer side of the "l" in Genl. It has been repaired on the reverse with archival document tape. Still a very fine example of a Civil War period Sheridan autograph with rank.    


<b>Includes Generals' John Buford & George Armstrong Custer!</b>


Antique Civil War portrait engraving. Composite views of some of the leading Union cavalry commanders of the Army of the Potomac. Included as the central figure is General Philip H. Sheridan. He is surrounded by General Hugh Judson Kilpatrick, General John Buford, General Alfred T.A. Torbert, General George A. Custer, General William W. Averill, and General Wesley Merritt. Light age toning and wear. 6 1/2 x 10. Scarce. Anything related to General George A. Custer's Civil War career is always in high demand.  


<b>Mortally wounded at Chancellorsville, Va. in May 1863</b>


(1824-1863) He graduated in the West Point class of 1846, a class that was to furnish 24 general officers to the Union and Confederate armies during 1861-65. He won the brevets of captain and major during the Mexican War. Resigning his U.S. Army commission, he became an instructor at the Virginia Military Institute in 1852. He earned the sobriquet "STONEWALL" for his gallant stand at the battle of 1st Manassas in 1861. He waged a magnificent campaign in 1862, in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Jackson was mortally wounded on the evening of May 2, 1863, at Chancellorsville, Va., accidentally shot by his own men as his made a night reconnaissance. His left arm was amputated and he died on May 10th. His loss to the Confederacy was catastrophic. General Robert E. Lee lost not only a friend, but his best general.


Antique portrait engraving of "Stonewall" Jackson in Confederate general's uniform with printed facsimile autograph below his portrait. 6 x 9.

General George G. Meade

 

Autograph, General Philip H. Sheridan $250.00

 

Union Cavalry Commanders

 

General Thomas J. Stonewall Jackson




Civil War patriotic imprint with full color vignette of Columbia holding a sword and an American flag. Motto above, "Never let that Flag be Dishonored." Light age toning. 


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Civil War patriotic imprint with full color vignette of a zouave officer holding a sword and an American flag while standing on a Confederate stars and bars flag. Slogan below, "Remember Ellsworth." Published by King & Baird, Philadelphia.


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 Offered in fine, <I>as new</I> condition after decades of storage, we have a very limited number of <B>Dr. CHILTON’s FEVER and AGUE CURE Manufactured by COMSTOCK & BROTHER, New York</B> labeled pill boxes of turned birch wood, each containing a complement of pills.   Founded in New York in 1853 the Comstock & Brother apothecary firm was a colorful outfit to say the least, spending as much time in court fighting off charges that they had invented doctors such as <I>Dr. Chilton</I> out of thin air simply to promote their <I>cures</I>. In one instance court records show they not only created an cure creator but invented a history to include family members and life among the Indians where the secrets of the <I>cure</I> were learned.  By 1863 the brothers Comstock had parted ways and their apothecary business ceased to exist. More than anyone needs to know we suppose but an interesting bit of Americana.  Priced here individually for the collector who would enjoy one, this offering will go well in any period apothecary, early <I>quack</I> medicine or Civil War era personal grouping.  please note:   <B>ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!!</B>  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !!  This US oval cartridge box plate is in as found condition with a deep, rich age patina with a period milk paint identification <B>WILDERNESS</B> crudely printed across the face edge.   A look at the reverse reveals the remains original lead filling the majority melted away. A prophetic testament to the horrors of the fires that erupted in the dry and tangled foliage of the Wilderness battlefield leaving wounded on the field, exposed to potentially inescapable flames.  An early recovery relic <I>‘eyeballed’</I> long before the advent and advantages of modern relic hunting equipment, we  acquired this piece several years ago  when we were fortunate enough to purchase several groupings from the personal collection of our longtime friend, Dr. Francis Lord.  A pioneer Civil War collector from a day when nearly no one else paid much attention to the details of many now valued Civil War collectable categories, Francis authored the  widely known, multi volume, pioneer reference,  <I>Lord’s CIVIL WAR COLLECTORS ENCYCLOPEDIA</I>.  While a lot of detailed knowledge has been gained as the interest and <U>value</U> of Civil War collectibles increased so dramatically over the years, Dr. Lord’s first and second volumes in particular and his <I>Civil War Sutlers & Their Wares</I> continue to offer valuable and reliable reference to Civil War collectors.  (Use <I>Lord</I> in our search feature to find other Lord collection items.) Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!

Never Let That Flag Be Dishonored $8.00

 

Remember Ellsworth $10.00

 

Original! c. 1853 / 1862 Dr. CHILTON’S $45.00

 

WILDERNESS - Civil War BATTLEFIELD PICKU $95.00

Our photographs will likely do best to describe this colorful multi-dimensional Victorian picture puzzle.  Offered here as attic found, stored in a wonderfully labeled <B>CRANDALL’S - Great Show Acrobats – Pat. 1867</B> dovetailed, game box.  The slide top pine box remains in excellent condition measuring approximately 9 7/8 x 6 1/8 x 2 inches.  The puzzle consists of 20 wood blocks each 1 ¼ inch square. Each covered on four sides by colorfully illustrated lithograph paper, each side a portion of one of six detailed scenes. (see photos).  Two period printed sheets remain in the box as a guide to scenes.  (We will include laser printed views to each of the additional scenes.)  The blocks remain in eye appealing condition with bright colors but with wear at the edges as evidence of period use of the toy.  An attractive mid 1800s play item, the owner will have a tough time deciding which of the colorful illustrations to display.  <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!        An opportunity for the Civil War collector historian, especially one with a bent towards Civil War Cavalry, to acquire an original issue weapon that, by virtue of not just a single serial number but by period happenstance a second serial number, <U>both of which</U> fall in the serial range of known <B>4th Wisconsin Volunteer Cavalry</B> Burnside carbines offers a solid link to that regiment.  As is our usual habit and to preserve the historic integrity of the piece, we have left it untouched so as to preserve its natural age with a patina that comes with period field use followed by decades of attic storage.  This all original Burnside remains in pleasing to the eye, functional condition, yet offers the charm of period issue with the added appeal of ties to a specific regiment.  A good look at our carefully rendered photos will provide the best physical description.   


<CENTER><FONT COLOR=#008000><B>A Word About Serial numbers. </B></FONT></CENTER>


<CENTER>This Carbine offers the serial # <B>16168</B> on the breach block & serial #<B>34616</B> on the receiver  frame and barrel. </CENTER>


<CENTER> Of the serial numbers recorded # <B>16114 & 16174</B> and #<B>34576 & 34677</B> were issued to the 4th Wisc. Cavalry </CENTER>


<CENTER> As both primary arm numbers <B>34576 & 34677</B>went to Co. K it is most likely that this arm was issued to that Co. K as well    </CENTER>


      While mismatched serial numbers are not pleasing to firearms collectors, the circumstance of the mismatching can offer important information to the Civil War collector / historian with respect to the weapons issue history.  That is to say, when the mixed serial numbers each fall in the range issued to the <U>same</U> regiment, it is most likely that the misnumbered component was inadvertently mixed when the weapon was <I>broken down</I> for cleaning.  (A task frequently accomplished by a group cleaning their arms together or in some situations certainly by one or two troops who drew the <I>short straw</I>.)  In our experience, such mixing of components occurred most frequently with the cavalry issue Colt percussion revolver and Burnside cavalry carbine, the mixing of components occurring with revolver cylinders and in the case of the carbines the inadvertent switching of breach blocks, one arm to another.  The likelihood of switching of these specific components quite high when one considers that cleaning of the revolver required removal of the cylinder from the frame just as cleaning of the Burnside carbine required removal of the breach block.  When several arms were cleaned together it is not difficult to understand a likelihood of mixing of these the numbered components.  When the mismatched breach and frame both fall in a known issue serial range of the same regiment, the origin of the <I>mismatched</I> arm is well established. 


<CENTER>In this instance both serial numbers are in the range to the <B>4th Wisconsin Volunteer Cavalry</B> with the primary serial number of the carbine (that is the frame and barrel number) falling in the range of Co. K of that regiment. </CENTER>


<CENTER>As preservation of the history of this arm a copy of our research notes (to include a roster of Co. K) will be provided under our letterhead</CENTER>



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<U>A note about firearms:</U>   WE SUPPORT RESPONSIBLE CONTROL OF MODERN FIREARMS AND EMPHASIZE HERE THAT THIS PIECE IS CONSIDERED AN ANTIQUE / COLLECTABLE AND IS THEREFORE OUTSIDE  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.  <U>PURCHASE OF THIS ITEM WILL CONSTITUTE A FULL UNDERSTANDING OF AND AGREEMENT WITH  THE ABOVE. </U>



 Offered here just as we acquired it, this pleasing old watercolor measures 6 X 8 7/8 inches and is mounted on a period wood board.  On the back is  a faint but discernable pencil notation <I><B> Grass Point Cavalry Camp</B></I>.  Best described by our photos, this watercolor is signed <I><B>Bucknam  July 1883</I></B>.  A nice piece of Americana.  As with <U>all direct sales</U>, we are pleased to offer a <B>no questions asked three day inspection with refund of the purchase price upon return as purchased!</B> Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !  


By Roger D. Hunt & Jack R. Brown. Published by Olde Soldier Books, Inc., Gaithersburg, Maryland, Revised Edition 1997. Nicely autographed for me in person by the author with date and place, "Roger D. Hunt, Richmond, Va., Nov. 15, 1997." Large 8 1/2 x 11 1/4, hard cover, with gold embossed lettering on the front cover and spine with facsimile of brigadier general's shoulder strap. 700 pages with illustrations and biographies of all known Union Brevet Brigadier Generals. New condition. A must for any serious collector, historian or student of the Civil War. An indispensable reference work done by the noted Civil War photo historian and my dear old friend and colleague, Roger D. Hunt.

attic find Antique Wood Block PICTURE PU $125.00

 

Civil War Burnside CARBINE – 4th Wiscons $1450.00

 

c. 1883 Grass Point Cavalry Camp – WATER

 

Brevet Brigadier Generals In Blue $125.00




<b>Commanded the Union artillery during the battle of Gettysburg</b>


(1819-1889) Graduate of the West Point class of 1839. He fought in the Mexican War receiving two brevets for gallantry. Hunt played a prominent role in the 1st Bull Run campaign, and became chief of artillery. At Malvern Hill, the concluding battle of the 1862 Virginia Peninsular campaign, Hunt's guns shattered the Confederate assault. He fought with distinction at the battles of Fredericksburg and Antietam, and on July 3, 1863, at Gettysburg, his guns on Cemetery Hill helped to stop the celebrated Pickett's charge. He remained as chief of artillery until June 1864 when General U.S. Grant put him in charge of all siege operations on the Petersburg, Va. front.


<u>Autograph With Sentiment and Rank</u>: 5 x 2, in ink, Respectfully, Your obedient servant, "Henry J. Hunt," Colonel 5th Artillery, Commdg. The signature only is in the hand of Hunt. Extremely desirable Gettysburg autograph.  


<b>Mortally wounded at Yellow Tavern, Virginia, in May 1864</b>


(1833-1864) Graduated #13 in the West Point class of 1854. He was wounded on the frontier during Indian fighting. He was the aide of Colonel R. E. Lee during John Brown's raid of Harpers Ferry. During the Civil War he became one of the most daring and legendary cavalry commanders, serving with Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. He was mortally wounded on May 11, 1864, after intercepting Union General Phil Sheridan's raid at Yellow Tavern, Virginia, dying the next day. His death was a severe blow to the Confederacy!


Antique portrait engraving of General Stuart in his Confederate uniform holding his plumed slouch hat and saber. Printed facsimile autograph with sentiment below his likeness, "Yours to count on, J.E.B. Stuart." Engraved from a photo by H.B. Hall, 60 Fulton St., N.Y.C. 5 1/4 x 8 1/2. Extremely desirable portrait of one of the most famous cavalryman to have fought in the War Between the States. 


 


Civil War patriotic imprint with spread winged eagle in flight with a riband in its mouth with the motto, "State Sovereignty National Union." 


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Civil War patriotic imprint with illustration of George Washington with the following slogan below: "The Father Of Our Country- We will cherish his memory, and emulate his example." Published by Mumford & Co. [Cincinnati]. 


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Autograph, General Henry J. Hunt

 

General J. E. B. Stuart

 

State Sovereignty National Union $8.00

 

The Father Of Our Country




Civil War patriotic imprint with vignette of a red rooster with the imprint below: "Any Reliable News Down South Yet From Zolicoffer! or the balance of his Army? What about the Burnside! and Tennessee River Expedition? Is it 1 to 5, or 5 to 1?"


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Civil War patriotic imprint with sticker of Major Anderson in uniform within a red, white and blue American shield. Major Anderson commanded the Union Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor during the bombardment that started The War Between The States on April 12, 1861. Uncommon in this format. 


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Civil War patriotic imprint with sticker with bust view illustration of Colonel Ellsworth within an American shield. Uncommon in this format. 


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<u>Colonel Elmer E. Ellsworth</u>: (1837-1861) He was famous before the Civil War for organizing the Chicago Zouaves and staging spectacular drill exhibitions throughout the country. In August 1860, he performed on the lawn of the White House. He later accompanied President elect Abraham Lincoln to Washington for the inauguration, having become very close to the Lincoln family. He raised the Fire Zouaves, the 11th New York Vols., and led them into Washington in May 1861. He was shot down and killed by James T. Jackson, the proprietor of the Marshall House Hotel in Alexandria, Va., on May 24, 1861, after having removed a Confederate flag from the roof of that building. It was claimed to have been seen from the White House and Ellsworth found it to be an insult to President Lincoln. Jackson was immediately killed by Private Francis E. Brownell. A correspondent of the New York Tribune was on the scene, and the episode caused an immediate sensation which contributed greatly to the war sentiment in the North.

 


Civil War patriotic imprint with full color vignette of crossed American flags, spread winged eagle with an American shield on its chest, and arrows and olive branch held in its talons. A red banner below has the motto, "E. Pluribus Unum," and below that is the slogan, "Liberty's Emblems." Light age toning.

Any Reliable News Down South Yet From Zo

 

Major Robert Anderson $10.00

 

Colonel Elmer E. Ellsworth $10.00

 

Liberty's Emblems




Civil War patriotic imprint with vignette of Columbia wearing an American flag dress and holding a sword and the scales of justice. Slogan below, "Columbia, Columbia, to glory arise. The queen of the world and the child of the skies." Light age toning.


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Civil War patriotic imprint with illustration of George Washington in an oval. Slogan printed below: "First in Peace. First in War and First in the hearts of his Countrymen." Light age toning and wear.


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WBTS Trivia: The well known slogan on this patriotic imprint was given a humorous spin and used in the 1900's in regards to the Washington Senators professional baseball club. The slogan adopted for the hapless Senators was, "Washington; First in Peace, First in War, and last place in the American League."     


Civil War patriotic imprint with vignette of a star at the center of this design surrounded by American shields and flags, with a spread winged eagle at the top. The banner reads, "E Pluribus Unum." "Star Of Destiny" is in large letters at the upper right. Published by James Gates, Cincinnati. Light age toning and wear. 


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Civil War patriotic imprint with full color vignette of an American shield as the central theme with a spread winged eagle on top of the shield clutching arrows in its talon, and females figures on each side with the one at the left holding a spear with Liberty cap on top of it while the one at the right is holding a cornucopia with fruit. Banner below with the motto, "E Pluribus Unum." Published by Mumford & Co., Cincinnati, O.[hio]. Light age toning.


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Columbia, Columbia, To Glory Arise $8.00

 

George Washington $8.00

 

Star Of Destiny $8.00

 

E. Pluribus Unum




Civil War patriotic imprint with full color vignette of a spread winged eagle on top of an American shield with oak leaves and an American flag in the background. The eagle is holding a banner in its mouth with the slogan, "Our Union Must And Shall Be Preserved." Light age toning.


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Civil War patriotic imprint with a  vignette of a zouave officer holding an American flag in one hand and a sword in the other. The remnants of battle can be seen around his feet in the form of a Confederate flag, a broken drum, a knife, a bayonet and a broken cannon wheel with a cannon barrel lying on the ground. Trimmed in red and blue around the edges. Published by James Gates, Cincinnati. Light age toning.


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(1824-1881) Graduated in the West Point class of 1847. Mexican War veteran. Serving on the western frontier, he was wounded in a skirmish with Apaches in 1849. He resigned his commission in 1853, invented a breech loading rifle, was appointed a Major General of the Rhode Island State Militia and was elected to Congress as a Democrat. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he organized the 1st Rhode Island Infantry, becoming their Colonel. He was in command of a brigade at 1st Bull Run. Having become a Lincoln favorite, he was given command of the expedition against the coast of North Carolina, fought at Antietam, and in December of 1862 commanded the Army of the Potomac during their bitter defeat at Fredericksburg. Burnside also saw action at Knoxville, the Overland Campaign, and Petersburg. In his post war career he was elected Governor of Rhode Island three times, and later a U. S. Senator.


1862 antique portrait engraving of Burnside in uniform with rank of major general. Nicely designed with Burnside within an oval display with a spread winged eagle and American flags at the top, and a soldier scene below. Includes a printed facsimile autograph below his portrait. Engraved by G. Stodart, from a M.B. Brady photograph. Imprint: Entered according to act of Congress A.D. 1862 by Virtue & Co. in the clerk's office of the district court of the United States for the southern district of New York. 8 1/4 x 10 3/4.  


<b>Killed in the Atlanta campaign</b>


(1828-64) Graduated #1 in the West Point class of 1853, a class which included Philip H. Sheridan and John Bell Hood. Eleven years after their graduation, now Confederate general Hood opposed McPherson before Atlanta, and Hood's battle order would result in the death of his old classmate. By the fall of 1862, McPherson had risen to rank of major general. He saw service at Forts Henry and Donelson, Shiloh, Corinth and Vicksburg. On March 26, 1864, he was given command of the Army of the Tennessee which he led in the subsequent campaign in northern Georgia. McPherson was killed before Atlanta on July 22, 1864. General William T. Sherman's tears rolled through his beard and down on the floor when he viewed the dead body of his friend laid upon a door torn from its hinges and improvised as a bier.


Antique engraving of McPherson in uniform with rank of major general with sword and holding slouch hat. He is standing inside fortifications with an artillery sponge and the smoke of battle in the background. Printed facsimile signature under his likeness. Imprint: From the original painting by Nast in the possession of the publisher. Johnson, Fry & Co., Publishers, New York. Entering according to act of Congress A.D. 1865 by Johnson, Fry & Co. in the clerk's office of the district court in the southern dist. of N.Y. 7 1/2 x 10 1/2. Light age toning.

Our Union Must And Shall Be Preserved

 

Zouave Holding American Flag & Sword

 

General Ambrose E. Burnside

 

General James B. McPherson




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


From Libby Prison, Richmond, Virginia</b>


2 pages, 5 x 8, in ink, written by Lieutenant Levi Lupton, to his wife. 


<b><u>Libby Prison, Jan. 1st, 1864</b></u>


Dear and loving Wife,


After my love to you I will inform you that I am in good health at present and hope these few lines may find you all in good health.  Well I have commenced another year in Libby.  I was greatly in hopes that I should have been at home for my Christmas and New Year’s dinner, but I have been disappointed, but I shall hope that it will not be long until I shall see you again as the prospect for exchange seems to be more promising for the last week and oh how rejoiced would I be to get out of this prison for I am very tired of such close quarters.  Well yesterday was as gloomy as one could wish.  It rained all day but today it is clear and pleasant if one could only be where he could enjoy it with freedom and liberty.  I wish you a happy New Year and hope that you may have strength to bear up under the many trials that you have to endure.  It makes me feel bad to think of the trouble and affliction that I have caused you, but I cannot help it, but hope to be able to make some amends in the future.  I have not rec’d a letter for some time, but am expecting one every day.  Dear pray for unworthy me and may our Heavenly Father bless our afflictions to our future good and may he keep you and my Dear children safe until I get home is the prayer of your loving husband.


Lieut. Levi Lupton



Lieut. L. Lupton 

To 

Mrs. E.H. Lupton

Jerusalem,

Monroe Co.,

Ohio 


Scattered staining, age toning and light wear.  Desirable Yankee officer's P.O.W. letter written from the notorious Libby Prison by one of "the boys in blue" who would not survive the war!


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.  Finely die struck with gold wash, this <I>extra quality</I> false bullion cross cannon insignia remains in exceptional condition in all respects and comes with an equally fine pair of <B>A</B> cap buttons. Illustrated here with a quarter for size comparison, the crossed cannon insignia measures 2 ½ inches wide and retains all four of its original soldered on fastening wires.  The buttons are back marked <B>HORSTMANN’S  NY & PHI</B>.  An extremely fine all original Civil War artillery grouping!  <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>Commanded the Union artillery during the battle of Gettysburg</b>


(1819-1889) Graduate of the West Point class of 1839. He fought in the Mexican War receiving two brevets for gallantry. Hunt played a prominent role in the 1st Bull Run campaign, and became chief of artillery. At Malvern Hill, the concluding battle of the 1862 Virginia Peninsular campaign, Hunt's guns shattered the Confederate assault. He fought with distinction at the battles of Fredericksburg and Antietam, and on July 3, 1863, at Gettysburg, his guns on Cemetery Hill helped to stop the celebrated Pickett's charge. He remained as chief of artillery until June 1864 when General U.S. Grant put him in charge of all siege operations on the Petersburg, Va. front.


Antique portrait engraving of Hunt in uniform with rank of major general. 6 1/4 x 9, engraved by A.H. Ritchie,* [N.Y.], "Maj. Gen. H.J. Hunt" is printed below his likeness. Very nice item of an extremely desirable Union Gettysburg general. 


WBTS Trivia: *Alexander Hay Ritchie (1822–1895) was an artist and engraver. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and studied in the UK under Sir William Allan, before moving to New York in 1841.  


Beautiful ribbon with full color panoply of Confederate flags, plus Lousiana flag. Off white ribbon with blue imprint. Staff, State Reunion, Louisiana Division, United Confederate Veterans, New Orleans, November 10-12, 1915. A.B. Booth, Commander. Thos. Higgins, Adjutant. Unveiling Beauregard Monument, Equestrian Statue, November 11th, 1915. Measures 3 x 10. No pin. Excellent.

116th Ohio Infantry Letter $150.00

 

extra fine! original Civil War – ARTILLE $225.00

 

General Henry J. Hunt

 

1915 U. C. V. Ribbon, Louisiana Division,




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