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Offered here <U>priced individually</U>  are original die cut and paper backed, 1 ¼  inch,  wool, sew-on 6th corps badges 1st, 2nd, & 3rd division your choice while they are still available (1st Div.-14th Corps  sold).  [We only have the three 5th Corps devices but have similar examples available in 5th and 14th Corps  <U>search:</U> Stokes] Acquired several years ago now when we were fortunate enough to purchase a number of items brought home as keepsakes by a late <B>W. Stokes Kirk</B> clerk when the Philadelphia based military surplus dealer closed up shop in 1976. Founded in 1874, W. Stokes Kirk like Bannerman in New York purchased large quantities of still available Civil War surplus at government auction. Seems like an impossibility now but we can remember the two offering original Civil War material as late as the 1950s. This piece offers a now rare opportunity to acquire such an item from what for years now has become an ever dwindling and now a nearly nonexistent supply. <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>


 Offered here <U>priced individually</U>  are original die cut and paper backed, 1 ¼  inch,  wool, sew-on 6th corps badges 1st, 2nd, & 3rd division your choice while they are still available (1st Div.-6th Corps  sold).  [We only have the three 5th Corps devices but have similar examples available in 5th and 14th Corps  <U>search:</U> Stokes] Acquired several years ago now when we were fortunate enough to purchase a number of items brought home as keepsakes by a late <B>W. Stokes Kirk</B> clerk when the Philadelphia based military surplus dealer closed up shop in 1976. Founded in 1874, W. Stokes Kirk like Bannerman in New York purchased large quantities of still available Civil War surplus at government auction. Seems like an impossibility now but we can remember the two offering original Civil War material as late as the 1950s. This piece offers a now rare opportunity to acquire such an item from what for years now has become an ever dwindling and now a nearly nonexistent supply. <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>


 Offered here <U>priced individually</U>  are original die cut and paper backed, 1 1/4 inch, wool, sew-on 5th corps badges 1st , 2nd, & 3rd division your choice while they are still available  (1st Div.-5th Corps  sold).  [ We only have the three 5th Corps devices but have similar examples available in 6th and 14th Corps  <U>search:</U> Stokes ] Acquired several years ago now when we were fortunate enough to purchase a number of items brought home as keepsakes by a late <B>W. Stokes Kirk</B> clerk when the Philadelphia based military surplus dealer closed up shop in 1976. Founded in 1874, W. Stokes Kirk like Bannerman in New York purchased large quantities of still available Civil War surplus at government auction. Seems like an impossibility now but we can remember the two offering original Civil War material as late as the 1950s. This piece offers a now rare opportunity to acquire such an item from what for years now has become an ever dwindling and now a nearly nonexistent supply. <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 10in. x D 24in.

Civil War surplus - W. Stokes Kirk Phila $85.00

 

Civil War surplus - W. Stokes Kirk Phila $95.00

 

Civil War surplus - W. Stokes Kirk Phila $95.00

 

H 10in. x D 24in. $0.00




<b>He died while on active service in 1863!</b>


(1806-63) He entered the navy in 1822, and sailed in the West Indies, off Africa, and along the China coast. He was appointed commander of the western flotilla at the beginning of the Civil War, and in Feb. 1862, with the cooperation of Gen. U.S. Grant, captured Fort Henry on the Tennessee River. In the ensuing capture of Fort Donelson, Foote was wounded. He aided Gen. John Pope on the Mississippi River, but his wound was not healing and he was obliged to take leave of his command. Having proved himself a gallant fighter on the rivers, he was awarded the Thanks of Congress, and appointed Rear Admiral, June 16, 1862. While still recuperating from his wound, he was put in charge of the Bureau of Equipment and Recruiting, and on June 4, 1863 was given command of the fleet off Charleston, S.C. Unfortunately, Foote's wound never healed properly and he died enroute to his assignment on June 26, 1863.


Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Standing view portrait wearing naval uniform with epaulettes and holding his sword and chapeau. Backmark: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., "Specialite," 587 Broadway, New York. Small cut in the extreme lower right edge of the card mount. Does not affect the albumen print. There is a very small piece of archival tape repair on the reverse side of the card on the cut edge. Light edge wear.  


8 pages, 5 x 8, in ink, written by Lieutenant Benjamin Wright, to his wife Abbie. Excellent 1863 Charleston, South Carolina campaign content. 


<b><u>Camp 10th C.[onnecticut] V.[olunteers], Seabrook Island, S.C., June 15th, 1863</b></u>


My Dear Abbie,


Here it is the middle of June. One summer month will quickly be gone. Well, I can say "fly quickly round ye wheels of time and bring the welcome day" that is when our time shall have been served or when our country no longer needs our services. This morning I intended to have written several letters today, but I have done nothing at it. I can’t plan want of time necessarily for I have done but little of importance all day, been fooling around. Tomorrow I shall probably have to go on fatigue. I came off guard yesterday morning. We come on duty about every three days.

 

16th: Quite unexpectedly I did not have to go on fatigue today. Would probably have had to have gone but instead of sending two officers on fatigue there was only one sent. I hardly think I shall go tomorrow unless the officers are all sick. I think about half of them are on the sick list now. We are having pretty large sick lists at present. Nothing very serious however. Mostly chills and fevers, but that pulls the men right down. This hot weather makes the duties also come heavier on the men that are for duty. I am afraid our list will be growing longer all summer if we stay in this department. I have great cause to be thankful. Somehow or other this southern climate seems to agree with me pretty well. I don’t think I have had the Dr. prescribe for me in a year. Hardly another man in the Regt. I think can say that. I feel very thankful that I have been preserved. I pray that my health may be continued, but health is very uncertain in this climate. Lieut. Tomlinson was quite sick for several days but he has recovered. Sergt. Peck is quite sick. He occupies my tent. We were reviewed last week by Gen. Stevenson for the benefit and entertainment of the gun boat officers as we suppose. A number of them road with the Gen. After the review we were drilled in Brigade drill so as to show the gun boat officers what we can do, show them some of the evolutions of the Brigade. We would like now for them to show us something, some of their evolutions in taking some battery. I think we are entitled to some entertainment. If they had wanted to have seen some double quick we should probably had to have done it. We received a small mail this afternoon, not very late date however. I received none at all. I think it came on the boat that brought Gen. Gillmore. This afternoon heavy firing is going on in the direction of Folly Island. They say there has been more or less of it going on for two or three days between our batteries on Folly Island and the Rebs on Morris Island, and that some of our gun boats had taken part in the affair. There is some pretty heavy and fast firing. Gen. Hunter left the department on Sunday for the North. His staff clerks, etc. only numbered sixty three. It is a wonder that he never did anything. It could not have cost anything to run his machine, but he has gone. May peace go with him. May he never have command of another department. Gen. Gillmore that has taken [his] place was in command at Tybee Island when Fort Pulaski was taken. I think he belonged somewhere in this part of the country before the war broke out. One thing he comes here in a department with but few troops, so few that he will not be able to do much at present. He may worry the Rebs some, however I think probably he will be here in a few days to look after us. We hear that he has gone up to Stono. I think Admiral Foote will trouble them some after he gets here. I don’t think quite as many will run the blockade as have heretofore. It was high time a change was made. I don’t believe these gun boat officers will have quite as easy times laying off as they have had. Foote will bring them right up to the scratch. If he had command of the monitors when the attack was made on Charleston they would never backed out as they did. He would have taken Charleston or lost every one of them. He has faith in them. Nathan received a letter from Jared Finch today. Jared talks right up to him like a father. He is faithful to his old friend, tells him what the Lord has done for him. He urges Nathan to come out on the Lord’s side also. I am in hopes Nathan will. I believe Nathan was converted a year ago last winter, but he never had confidence to take up his cross. All he needs I think is confidence. He is a very good boy, very conscientious. His brother William has written him a very plain letter. I hope we may yet see of the Lord’s doings in our midst, but the army is a poor place for a man to make a stand to serve the Lord surrounded by companions of all sorts, no place where a man can go in secret. It requires a good deal of determination to make a stand. Tonight is our regular night for prayer meeting. I anticipate a good time. Our chaplain preaches Sabbath afternoon. There was a large turn out. He also attended the Sabbath school. He was not out to the meeting in the evening. I have just succeeded today in getting Dr. Newton to make out the certificate for Mr. Edward Meade that I called for a week ago. I am about disgusted with the way things are done in our Regt. I am greatly disappointed about some things, had hoped they would be different. The field and staff must have a mess tent. If they have to take the hospital tent there must be a barn built for their horses while the old hospital tent is like a pig pen not fit for a hog to stay in. Of course horses are of more account than men. I don’t complain on my own account as I can get along here. So few have trouble in the hospital, but I want to see the men treated like men. I have a feeling for them. If I was capable I would write a letter to some of the Conn. papers that would raise a breeze. I would not be surprised if there was some letters come out soon. It ought to be done. It might have a good effect. It could not hurt to say the least.


17th: I am on guard again today this morning about 5 o’clock. The Sergt. Major came around with an order for a review by Gen. Gillmore at 9 o’clock, Regt. to form at 8. We got all ready, the Co. fell in waiting for the band to strike up for us to march out, to our gratification the recall was sounded for some reason the Gen. had decided not to [have] any review. It was sensible in him for the morning has been very hot. There begins to be a little breeze starting up now. Some how or other I seem to have the luck of getting on duty these hottest days. Tomorrow morning I shall have to come off and go up on picket and then be on duty part of tomorrow night. We shall be on the out post. I think we shall be very short of non-commissioned officers which is going to make it come hard on us. I think also we shall be short of men. Our Regt. has to do just the same amount of picket duty with the men we have got as the 24th Mass. with nearly as many men. We have to finish just as many men for the trenches and if any men are needed for fatigue such as on loading Qtr. Master goods or anything of the kind. The 10th [Conn.] is called on for them and our Col. submits to it. The thing of it is Gen. Stevenson was Col. of the 24th [Mass.] and they have just what they want. Any men on his staff came from the 24th [Mass.]. I think him about competent to command the 24th [Mass.]. The chaplain attended the prayer meeting last night. We had a good meeting but not as many present as we have had sometimes heretofore. I think some of Co. I men are feeling quite deeply. I wish there could be a meeting held in the Co. I think it would do good, but as it is, there is no place, the tents being those little A tents. Paul Ferris promised me last night that he would give up playing cards. I think there is hope of Paul yet. He was very intimate with William Husted and Silas Finch, and it makes him think some on his ways there being converted. I think there is others that are halting between two opinions going through the Co. In the evenings you will see a number reading their testaments. It looks good. I hope we shall see something come of it yet.


Very fine condition, with some light staining, excellent content, very newsy, 8 page, 1863 South Carolina letter. The letter is unsigned, however, I guarantee that it was written by Lieutenant Benjamin Wright in his very distinctive handwriting style. It came out of a large group of his war date personal correspondence that I bought many years ago. I will supply you with Xerox copies of a group of other interesting items related to Benjamin Wright some of which have been signed by him with his full name and regiment to corroborate the ID.


Lieutenant Benjamin Wright, was a resident of Greenwich, Conn., when he enlisted on September 13, 1861, as a sergeant, and was mustered into Co. I, 10th Connecticut Infantry. He was promoted to 2nd lieutenant, January 8, 1863; 1st lieutenant, June 6, 1864; and mustered out of the service on October 17, 1864.


<u>PRINCIPAL ENGAGEMENTS OF THE 10TH CONNECTICUT INFANTRY</u>:


Roanoke Island, N. C., Feb. 8, 1862.

Newbern, N. C., Mar. 14, 1862.

Kinston, N. C., Dec. 14, 1862.

Whitehall, N. C., Dec. 16, 1862.

Goldsboro, N. C., Dec. 18, 1862.

Seabrook Island, S. C., Mar. 28, 1863.

Siege of Charleston, S. C., from July 28 to Oct. 25, 1863.

St. Augustine, Fla., Dec. 30, 1863.

Walthall Junction, Va., May 7, 1864.

Drewry's Bluff, Va., May 13 to 17, 1864.

Bermuda Hundred, Va., June 16, 1864.

Deep Bottom, Va., June 20, 1864.

Strawberry Plains, Va., July 26 and 27, 1864.

Deep Bottom, Va., Aug. 1, 1864.

Deep Bottom, Va., Aug. 14, 1864.

Deep Run, Va., Aug. 16, 1864.

Deep Gully and Fuzzells Mills, Va., Aug. 28, 1864.

Siege of Petersburg, Va., Aug. 28 to Sep. 29, 1864.

Fort Harrison, Va., Sep. 27, 1864.

Laurel Hill Church, Va., 0ct. 1, 1864.

Newmarket Road, Va., Oct. 7, 1864.

Darbytown Road, Va., Oct. 13, 1864.

Darbytown Road, Va., Oct. 27, 1864.

Johnson's Plantation, Va., Oct. 29, 1864.

Hatcher's Run, Va., Mar. 29 and 30, and April 1, 1865.

Fort Gregg, Va., April 2, 1865.

Appomattox Court House, Va., April 9, 1865.


Source: Connecticut: Record of Service of Men During War of Rebellion            

 Too small for anything but single serving <I>camp</I> use, these little 3 ½ high by 3 ¼ inch mouth diameter, pottery bean pots must have lost favor for all else as period examples have disappeared from the scene even here in Maine where the little native red-ware pot was a natural to the baked kidney bean eating <I>Yankee</I>.  Easy to carry and high in protein, dried beans were plumped by soaking in water prior to being place in the pot with, if one were so fortunate, a healthy portion of molasses, touch of brown sugar, pinch of dried mustard then topped with a cube of salt pork.  Buried to the rim in the coals of a campfire with a flat stone to cover the mouth and hold in heat, the little pot would soon offer a tasty, trail hardy meal.  Emanating from a Maine farm attic, this little gem remains in excellent, unused condition and offers good period characteristics to include the telltale raw outer surface with interior glaze.   Consistent with the field practice of using a stone, there is no inner lip for a cover as was common to larger <I>home</I>bean pots.  Surviving in as new and unused condition with no chips, cracks, or other issues this little period Maine baked bean pot will be a nice find for the Civil War era personal item 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>


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 Measuring approximately 19 inches  around the curve from tip to mouth this beautiful old steer horn vase offers an unusually appealing grain figure set off by an attractive natural age color that comes to <I>old breed</I> white steer horn with the passing of decades.  Still retaining the original protective brass finial at the tip, the mouth is fitted with applied, scalloped sheet brass with a brass eye such that the vase may be hung in use or simply utilized as a shelf or table setting centerpiece with a floral or greenery spray.  A popular 1800s ranch or country home decoration frequently serving as a remembrance of a favorite steer.  Solid and in pleasing condition with no cracks or holes, this all original country steer horn vase offers exceptional color and grain.  <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>

CDV, Admiral Andrew H. Foote $35.00

 

10th Connecticut Infantry Letter $125.00

 

scarce ! period Maine redware - single $75.00

 

19th century Steer Horn - VASE $95.00

Our photo illustrations will likely do best to describe this desirable Civil War vintage coat except to advise that while demonstrating qualities of age and originality with the most minimal of staining and mothing, the coat remains in excellent condition throughout and is guaranteed to please per our below stated no questions return policy.  The frock sports a full complement of its original cloth covered breast buttons with one piece gold wash <I>disk</I> buttons at the tails, is quilted at the chest and has pockets in the tails.  With no tears, repairs or alterations the coat will display nicely on an adult medium form.  As scarce as mid 1800s uniform coats are, they tended to be put away and preserved with much more frequency than their civilian counterparts as the later were used up and eventually cast away, most frequently to be cut up as scrap for small sewing projects, mending and even cut into narrow strips for rug making.  As a consequence the surviving original <I>Abe Lincoln</I> type gentleman’s frock coat so popularly seen in period photography is seldom encountered on today’s collector market.  <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>  Remaining in especially nice condition save a small bend or <I>ding</I> at the rim of the base (see photo), this pewter lamp would have been used from about 1837 when camphene was first introduced as lighting fuel until the early 1860s when use of camphene fell away in favor of kerosene. Sporting the telltale elongated, tapered brass burner tubes especially designed to handle the volatile camphene fuel (made from distilled turpentine) this lamp stands approximately 3 3/8 inches from base to mouth, not counting the 1 1/4 inch burner tubes and is 4 5/16 inches in diameter at its base.  With no dents or scars save the afore mentioned bend at the rim, this is a nice second quarter of the 19th century camphene lamp.  <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 6 5/8 inches from tip to tip, this attractively decorated and highly collectable tool was carved from rock maple in a form well recognized by collectors as a specialized tool called a <I>seam rubber</I> designed to flatten the hand sewn lapped seams of heavy sail fabric.  This early example offers hand carved and sail needle inscribed decorative nautical embellishments in the form of cod fish, ships anchor, stars and a heart shaped patriotic shield.  All as found with good age and originality yet in pleasing condition with good evidence of period use.  A nice item for the antique folk-art and nautical collector. <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>  A bit larger than the usual example, this all original antique note book / calendar measures 3 ½ X 1 ¾ inches and remains in excellent original condition yet with good evidence of age originality and period use.  A classic with a nice soft natural age patina unpolished nickel silver clasp, pivot pin and patriotic shield escutcheon.  These are becoming difficult to acquire in nice original condition.  <B>Buy with confidence! </B><I>  We are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales!</B> <I>Just send us a courtesy  e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly.</I>  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!

Civil War vintage Gentleman’s FROCK COAT $595.00

 

second quarter of the 19th century Pewte $145.00

 

sailor / sail maker – folk art decorated

 

extra nice! Antique - Civil War era IVO $145.00

 This 6th Corps, Army of the Potomac device is approximately 1 5/8 inches  square and is constructed in the style referred to in the period as <I>extra rich</I> with heavy bullion surmounted over its’ crimson velvet center of the 1st Division.  The piece came to us years ago from the personal collection of Dr. Francis Lord  who authored the old standard <I>Lord’s Civil War Collector’s Encyclopedia</I>. The badge has a classic cotton gauze backing and as you can see remains in fine condition.   As with <U>all direct sales</U>, we are pleased to offer a <B><U>no questions asked</U> three day inspection with refund of the purchase price upon return as purchased!</B>  Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!


 


<b>Medal of Honor Recipient</b>


(1830-1909) Graduated #4 in the West Point class of 1846. Was Colonel 3rd Maine Infantry, June 1861. He saw action at 1st Bull Run, Yorktown and Fair Oaks where he received two serious wounds resulting in the amputation of his right arm, and was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. He also fought at Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, where he was voted the Thanks of Congress, and in the Atlanta campaign. He founded Howard University for negroes in Washington and served as it's president from 1869-74. Continuing in the Regular Army after the Civil War, he was peace commissioner to the Apaches, participated in Indian fighting and served as superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.


Authentic, antique portrait engraving, in uniform with rank of major general, with printed facsimile autograph with rank beneath his likeness. Published by C.B. Richardson, J.J. & W. Wilson, Printers. 5 1/4 x 9 1/4. 


 


History in 3-D. By Bob Zeller. Chronicle Books, San Francisco, 2000. Hard cover, 10 x 9 3/4, 120 pages, index, profusely illustrated. Brand new condition.


Incidents of The Rebellion. Civil War Photographs Seen As They Were Meant To Be Seen. In 3-D. View The Tangle Of The Wilderness; The Lost Cyclorama; The Rarest Gettysburg Photo; A Slave Church; The Civil War In Color; The CSS Florida; The Western Theater. Complete with Viewer. 


Superb, scholarly reference work that is a must have for all Civil War photograph collectors. Many of the images in this book were never published before which includes a rare portfolio of color Civil War images! Comes with an easy to use stereoscopic viewer, which unveils each image in glorious 3-D as it was originally taken and meant to be seen. Never has the Civil War been seen with such extraordinary clarity.   


Unused, 3 1/2 x 5 1/2, linen postcard, with full color illustration of the President Lincoln Statue At the Entrance To Grandview Park, Sioux City, Iowa. Descriptive text on the reverse. Very minor edge wear. Excellent color and subject matter. Circa 1930-1945. Very desirable President Abraham Lincoln philatelic related collectible.

Civil War vintage 6th ARMY CORPS DEVICE $245.00

 

General Oliver O. Howard $15.00

 

The Civil War In Depth, Volume II $29.95

 

President Abraham Lincoln Statue, Sioux $2.50




(1798-1879) Joined the U.S. Army in 1813. Was New York Secretary of State, 1833-39, and was elected to the Senate in 1845. In January 1861, President Buchanan appointed him Secretary of the Treasury, and on Jan. 29, 1861, he made his famous American flag dispatch to a treasury official in New Orleans, "If anyone attempts to haul down the American flag, shoot him on the spot," which became a clarion call to the North! Commissioned a Major General by Abraham Lincoln, on May 16, 1861, he was first on this list, thus outranking all other volunteer officers during the Civil War. He commanded the following military departments: Dept. of Pa.; Middle Dept.; Dept. of Va.; Dept. of the East. He made an important and distinguished contribution to the Union cause when he suppressed the 1863 New York City draft riots. Was elected Governor of New York in 1872. 


Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Standing view in uniform with epaulettes and rank of major general, holding his sword. 1861 M.B. Brady imprint on the front mount. Backmark: E. Anthony, New York, made from a photographic negative in Brady's National Portrait Gallery. Light age toning and wear. Top corners of the mount are slightly rounded.  


Raleigh, Sept. 1st, 1862. Vignette of Ceres at left. There are a couple of small stain spots and light wrinkles to the note. Fine war date Confederate North Carolina currency.  


<b>Imprint of Brady's National Photographic Portrait Galleries</b>


(1823-1874) Graduated 4th in the West Point class of 1846. He won two brevets and was severely wounded in the Mexican War. As chief engineer of the fortifications of Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, he was a leading participant in the bombardment of Fort Sumter which were the opening shots of the Civil War. He later took part in General Ambrose E. Burnside's North Carolina expedition, and commanded the Department of North Carolina, the Department of Ohio, the Department of the South, and the Department of Florida respectively.


Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 3 7/8 card. Mount is trimmed. Half view pose in uniform with rank of major general. He is wearing a kepi with a U.S. hat wreath insignia and two stars clearly visible at the center representing his rank of major general. Backmark: Brady's National Photographic Portrait Galleries, Broadway & Tenth Street, New York & No. 352 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, D.C., with 2 cents orange George Washington U.S. Internal Revenue tax stamp on the reverse. Light age toning, discoloration and minor wear. Very fine Mathew B. Brady image.  


<b>Signed by a North Carolina private who was wounded and captured at the battle of Gettysburg!</b>


8 1/2 x 11, imprinted form, filled out in ink.


March 30th, 1901


To the United Daughters of the Confederacy:


The undersigned, residing at Washington, N.C., who is an Ex-Confederate Soldier, but not a member of any Camp, hereby makes application for a Confederate Cross of Honor. Applicant entered the service of the Confederate States on the 10th day of M[ar]ch. 1864, as a private in Company A of the 67th Regiment of North Carolina Volunteers, C.S.A., and was at that time a resident of Beaufort County, N.C. Your applicant was honorably discharged from said service by Col. Jno. N. Whitford, Col. 67th Regt. N.C. Vol. on the 10th day of May 1865, at which time he held the rank of private.


Respectfully,

T.J. Harding

Applicant


We endorse the above application,


W.C.[?]

Member Co. K, Regt. 10 Vols., C.S.A.


W.L. Dudley

Member Co. E, Regt. 55 Vols., C.S.A.


Light age toning and wear. There are two punch holes at the top of the document which do not affect any of the content. Any document signed by a Confederate soldier who was wounded and captured at the battle of Gettysburg is always popular and in demand.


William L. Dudley, who signed this document at the bottom, was a 30 year old farmer from Pitt County, North Carolina, when he enlisted as a private on April 22, 1862, and was mustered into Co. E, 55th North Carolina Infantry. He was wounded in action at Gettysburg on July 1, 1863, and captured on July 3, 1863. After being confined as a prisoner of war, he was exchanged at City Point, Va., on August 20, 1863. The date of his discharge is unknown.


The 55th North Carolina Infantry fought in the Army of Northern Virginia from Gettysburg to Cold Harbor, in the Petersburg trenches, and in the Appomattox campaign. They were in the brigades of Generals' Joseph R. Davis and John Rogers Cooke. From July 1-3, 1863, at Gettysburg, they suffered 41 men killed, 210 wounded, and 259 captured. During the Wilderness campaign the regiment lost 59% of the 640 men engaged, and when they surrendered at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865, there were only 4 officers and 77 men left of the gallant 55th N.C. Infantry.

CDV, General John A. Dix $75.00

 

1862 State of North Carolina 25 Cents No $15.00

 

CDV, General John G. Foster $65.00

 

Application for Confederate Cross of Hon $75.00




5 x 7 3/8, imprint.


War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, June 6, 1861


General Orders,

No. 30


I--The State of Missouri is added to the Military Department of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and portions of Western Pennsylvania and Virginia. Major General McClellan will extend his command accordingly.


II--The Headquarters of the Department of the West are removed from St. Louis to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.


III--The three months' militia and the three years' volunteers will be paid at once to include the 31st of May, 1861. With this view, Commanding officers of these troops will cause duplicate muster rolls to be made out immediately, which they will forward to the Paymaster General in this city; and upon these rolls the officers of the Pay Department will pay in full, leaving any stoppage to be deducted at a future payment.


IV--The names of the following officers will be stricken from the Rolls of the Army:


Captain Charles H. Tyler, 2d Dragoons, for abandoning the command of, and deserting his Post, Fort Kearny.


1st Lieutenant Charles H. Rundell, 4th Infantry, for continued disobedience of orders, absence without leave, and failing to render his accounts as required by the Act of January 31, 1823.


1st Lieutenant Andrew Jackson, 3d Infantry, for absenting himself from his company without permission, and failing to make any report.


And 2nd Lieutenants Charles E. Patterson, 4th Infantry; Olin F. Rice, 6th Infantry, and Charles C. Campbell, 1st Cavalry, for tendering their resignations in the face of the enemy.


BY ORDER:

L. THOMAS

Adjutant General


There is a light vertical fold crease in the paper which does not really detract from the overall appearance of the document. Very fine 1861 U.S. War Department imprint.  


<b>Morse's Gallery of the Cumberland, Nashville, Tennessee imprint</b>


(1808-75) Congressman, Senator and Governor of Tennessee. He was nominated and elected vice president on the Union Republican ticket in 1864. Upon Abraham Lincoln's assassination in April 1865, he became our 17th president and resolved to follow Lincoln's plans for reconstruction without bitterness or malice. His reconstruction plan clashed drastically with that of the Radical Republicans in congress, and Johnson's term was one humiliation after another, culminating on Feb. 24, 1868 with a resolution of impeachment against him. This failed by one vote to pass, and he served out his term.


Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Bust view pose. Backmark: Morse's Gallery of the Cumberland, Nashville, Tenn. Light horizontal crease below the subject that is hardly noticeable. Scarce imprint for an Andrew Johnson image.  


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


(1758-1808) Born in Dedham, Mass., he graduated from Harvard College in 1774, studied law, was admitted to the bar,  and practiced in Dedham. He served in the Massachusetts State House of Representatives in 1788, and was a member of the Massachusetts convention that was called for the ratification of the Federal Constitution. Elected as a Pro-Administration candidate for the First through the Third U.S. Congresses and as a Federalist to the Fourth Congress, he served from 1789-1797. He was the chairman of the Committee on Elections. He served as a member of the Governor's Council, 1798-1800. Chosen as the president of Harvard University in 1804, he was forced to decline the prestigious position because of failing health. Ames was an important leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, and was highly noted for his oratorical skills, and was a very influential figure of his era.


Original mid 1800's period engraving, 4 x 6 3/4, tipped to a 6 x 9 1/4 album page with black border around his portrait. Imprint of Stuart Pinx. Light age toning. Very fine. Desirable early U.S. Congressional leader.  


8 1/4 x 11 1/4, manuscript in ink, with the original 1863 imprinted transmittal cover.


Invoice of Subsistence Stores turned over at Boston, on board bark "P.R. Hazeltine" to Capt. W.W. McKim, A.Q.M., U.S.A., by Capt. E.D. Brigham, C.S., U.S.A., for transportation and delivery to Capt. A.J. McCoy, C.S. Vols.,, Department of the Gulf, New Orleans, Louisiana. Itemized account of the stores shipped via boat include prime mess pork, mess beef, flour, hard bread, beans, rice, hominy, coffee, tea, vinegar, candles, soap, salt, pepper, potatoes, onions and whiskey. Office of Commissary of Subsistence, U.S.A., Boston, December 16th, 1863, E.D. Brigham, Capt. & C.S. Light age toning and wear. Very fine.


Also comes with the original 9 1/2 x 4 1/8, imprinted envelope from the Treasury Department, with ink notations on it as follows: No. 44. Invoice and Receipt. Barque "P.R. Hazeltine." From Boston, Mass., to New Orleans, La. Cargo- C. Stores. Dec. 17, 1863. Very fine. 


The officer who signed this invoice, Captain Elijah D. Brigham, was from Massachusetts. He was commissioned captain C.S. Vols., Sept. 30, 1861; 2nd lieutenant, 10th U.S. Infantry, Nov. 28, 1862; 1st lieutenant, Nov. 4, 1863; captain, C.S. Vols., Feb. 9, 1863; brevet major and lieutenant colonel, March 13, 1865.

War Department Orders Issued by Adjutant $10.00

 

CDV, President Andrew Johnson $95.00

 

Fisher Ames $15.00

 

1863 Invoice of Subsistence Stores Shipp $25.00




<b>From Seven Days to Second Bull Run</b>




By The Editors of Time Life Books. Published by Time Life Books, Alexandria, Va., 1984. Hardcover with embossed gray leatherette cover with full color illustration of Confederate General Robert E. Lee on horseback surrounded by some of his top generals including Jackson, Longstreet and A.P. Hill. Also has a U.S. and C.S. belt plate, stars, crossed cannons, swords and cannon balls with the title of the book printed in blue. The title is also printed in blue on the spine. Large 9 x 11 size, 176 pages, index, maps, profusely illustrated. Brand new condition.


The Cover: Astride his gray mount Traveller, General Robert E. Lee pauses beneath an oak tree with his senior officers to reconnoiter an enemy position. The aggressive strategy Lee embraced after taking command of the Army of Northern Virginia reversed for a time the tide of war in the East.  


<b>The "Little Giant" opposed Abraham Lincoln in the 1860 presidential election


1861 Chicago imprint on the front mount</b>


(1813-1861) An outstanding legislator, and orator, he was one of the founders of the Democratic Party in Illinois. Served as U.S. Senator, 1843-61. He is best known for his debates in 1858 against Abraham Lincoln. He was narrowly defeated for the Democratic nomination for president by Franklin Buchanan in 1856. He did gain the Democratic nomination in 1860, but was defeated for the presidency by his old friend and rival Abraham Lincoln. Upon secession, and the outbreak of the Civil War, he supported Lincoln and his policies. He died of typhoid fever in 1861.


Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Imprint on the front of the card mount, Douglas' Grave, Born April 23, 1813. Died June 3, 1861. From Carbutt's Gallery, 131 Lake Street, Chicago. Written in pencil on the reverse of the card is "Grave of Senator Stephen A. Douglas taken shortly after his death in 1861." Light age toning and wear. Slightly rounded corners.  Very fine.  


Authentic, original woodcut engraving that has been hand tinted in color and published in Harper's Weekly. General Grant is the central figure of this battle scene as he rallies his troops with his sword upraised over his head. Several other Union soldiers are prominent in the scene. This is a double page centerfold that measures 14 1/4 x 22 1/4. Caption: Major-General Ulysses S. Grant Before Vicksburg. Circa 1863. Light age toning and fold  wear. Very desirable subject matter.  


1861 Civil War patriotic imprint with full color vignette of Columbia holding a sword and an American flag, etc. Motto at left edge, "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and above, "Conquer we must, for our cause it is just. Let this be our motto. In God is our trust." "Copyright 1861" imprinted below the illustration. Light staining at the corners. 


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

Lee Takes Command $20.00

 

The Gravesite of Senator Stephen A. Doug $75.00

 

General Ulysses S. Grant on Horseback $150.00

 

Conquer We Must For Our Cause it is Just $6.00




By Jerry Korn and the Editors of Time Life Books. Published by Time Life Books, Alexandria, Va., 1985. Hardcover with embossed gray leatherette cover with full color illustration of Union gunboats on the Mississippi River. Also has a U.S. and C.S. belt plate, stars, crossed cannons, swords and cannon balls with the title of the book printed in blue. The title is also printed in blue on the spine. Large 9 x 11 size, 175 pages, index, maps, profusely illustrated. Brand new condition.


The Cover: A Federal flotilla under Rear Admiral David Porter braves a storm of fire from Confederate batteries along the shore and atop the high bluffs at Vicksburg on the night of April 16, 1863. The transports and barges, lashed to the sides of Porter's gunboats for protection, carry troops and supplies downriver for Major General Ulysses S. Grant's campaign to assault Vicksburg from the south.   A bit of a departure from our usual fare but we acquired an original 1851 printing of  <B><I>The Works of James Gillray from the Original </I> (<U>Suppressed</U>) <I>Plates</B></I> and have decided to move the volume along.  As this is a specialty item well outside of our area of the business we would be just as happy to pass it along to a knowledgeable dealer or collector at a <U>trade price.</U>  This offering is an original 1851 publication by H. G. Bohn as described below.  While the binding is tight the folio covers are separated showing expected age and use with <B>bumped</B> corners. (A properly done half binding would easily restore the covers to the spine.) The bound plates remain in pleasing condition and will be best described by our photo illustrations. 

      James Gillray, sometimes spelled Gilray (1756 or 1757-1815), was a British caricaturist and printmaker famous for his etched political and social satires.   As a bit of history behind these outstanding <U>18th century</U> satirical drawings :  After the death of the artist the business was carried on by his widow until she retired and offered Giliray’s plates at auction.   When the plates failed to meet reserve they remained unsold and in storage until the widow’s death.  When the executors offered Gillray’s plates for the price of the copper, an enterprising publisher by the name of H. G. Bohn purchased the plates publishing two volumes the last of which was published in 1851 consisting of so called<I><U>suppressed</I></U>plates  under the title <I>The Works of James Gillray from the Original Plates.</I>   Twenty- five pages plus the title page are printed on <U>one side</U> of 63.5 cm x 48.3 cm heavy woven paper all bound in an <I>elephant</I> folio.   As Gsllray’s <I>suppressed</I> caricatures feature sexual, satirical and politically outrageous subject matter, it was advised that <I> the collection of  suppressed plates were <B><I>intended for gentlemen only and not for the delicate sensibilities of the female population.</B></I>

     Entertaining, easily matted and framed, and collectible, complete works such as are offered here are seldom found as the vast majority of the folios were broken up for individual sale. It should be noted that while the regular Gillray prints from the Bohn printing seem to sell for between $25. and $35. each the <B><I>suppressed</I></B> prints as are offered here go much higher averaging $200. each. 

<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>



       A nice personal item, this crisply penned and easily read three and a quarter page letter on 5 X 8 inch per page, <B>U. S. Christian Commission</B> stationary.  Writing from camp in Huntsville, Alabama on February 19, 1864 trooper <B>Henry Snell</B>, Co. B <B><U>Bugler</U>, 3rd United States Cavalry</B> is winding down his nearly three year hitch with the 3rd Cav. as he writes a <I>Thank You</I> to a lady who has donated <I>That little bag which I received in the Sanitary today from you</I>.  Henry advises that they <I>have a very fine Sanitary</I> which he visits daily, further that they <I>had a meeting</I> as <I>yesterday was Sunday and a pleasant Sunday it was. A great many Soldiers attended but very few citizens as they are pretty nearly all sesesh.</I>  Snell comments further that he <I>should not think their Secessionism should prevent them from attending church</I>.  He comments that his Regiment is preparing for muster out however there are a great many soldiers in and around Huntsville.  <I>which belong to General Sherman</I>.  He continues to advise that if he were to write of <I>all of the Hardships we ben through   ---------- it would take me a month to write it.</I>  He writes that he has a <I>memorandum book</I> listing all of the battles he has been in his nearly three years of service and that he will copy and send it off.  He closes by once more <I> sending my sincere thanks a thousand times or more for the little bag you sent to our Sanitary for good and faithful Union Soldiers</I>.  Post signature, Henry asks his benefactor to write and offers his full address on the top quarter of the back page.    Our quick research offered additional insight regarding Henry Snell (a. k. a. Henry A. Snell in some post war pension records) as we found that he enlisted on 7/25/1861 at age 18, as a <U>Musician</U> in Co. A <B>7th Illinois Infantry</B>;  transferred 8/20/1861, as <U>3rd class Musician</U> <B>36th Illinois Band</B> ; then, (date is not given but likely 1861 early 1862) he shows up as a Private Co. B <B>3rd US Cavalry</B> where he seems to settle in serving nearly three years.   Identified as a <U>bugler</U> in his letter and in muster and pension records, we’d guess that Snell continued to serve as a band musician or bugler as on December 14, 1863 he enlisted in the <B>62nd U. D. Colored Troops</B> with subsequent service in the <B>64th U. S. C. T.</B> and finally the <B>65th U. S. Colored Troops</B>

      A nice Civil War letter that will appeal to collectors of Sanitary Commission, band, Cavalry, bugler and U. S. Colored Troop material!  .  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> <FONT COLOR=#0000FF>Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! </FONT COLOR=#0000FF>

 A bit late for our usual fare but representative of our affinity for surviving utilitarian items of gone bye everyday life, this neat old worker’s dinner bucket remains untouched, as found and apparently unused.  Not a big deal unless you appreciate such things, this old time dinner pail is complete and original even to its tin cup on the lid.  It stands just under 10 inches base to the top of its cup and is about 7 inches  in diameter.   Retaining an original bright shiny tinned finish on internal surfaces, the outer portions offer that desirable natural age patina that comes to tin with decades of natural exposure.  Now an attractive Americana collectable these sturdy dinner pails were used by , miners, factory workers, dock hands, and other laborers from the mid-19th century to hold hard-boiled eggs, vegetables, meat, pie, and other hardy fare until 1904 when the advent of the <I>thermos</I> vacuumed bottle brought about a change in design of the common <I>lunch-box</I> still popular today. A nice old piece of Americana on the fringe of our usual time period but scarce in this condition and worthy of appreciation.  .  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> <FONT COLOR=#0000FF>Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! </FONT COLOR=#0000FF>

War on the Mississippi, Grant's Vicksbur $20.00

 

c. 1851 Bohn printing: Suppressed Works o $1200.00

 

1864 LETTER – Christian Commission Thank

 

classic tin – DINNER PAIL $95.00

This attractive little match case offers good evidence of age and originality as it’s outer surfaces offer that rich chocolate age patina that comes to the early hard rubber, only with the decades.  Popular among Civil War era personal item and <I>smalls</> collectors, these early hard rubber pocket match cases are tough to find in any condition these days and this one remains in excellent condition with no cracks as is nearly always the case particularly to the slip on cover. .  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> <FONT COLOR=#0000FF>Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! </FONT COLOR=#0000FF>  Typically hand cut, measuring approximately 6 ½ inches X 3 inches, this original 1864 Presidential Election ticket is for then Abraham Lincoln political rival, <B>Gen. George B. McClellan</B>.  The piece remains in pleasing condition and will make a nice companion piece with Lincoln material or Civil War memorabilia.  <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 !!  An eye appealing example of Colt's earliest cartridge pistol design, the <B>Richards / Mason  Conversion</B> of the .38 caliber <B>1861 New Mod. Navy</B> was there effort to enter the breach loading cartridge market while utilizing a huge over stock of left over Civil War percussion parts both from overflowing assembly bins at the factory and from completed and used percussion revolvers that had been returned to Colt for the cartridge modification.  Necessary new components, primarily the Richards patent recoil shield, loading gate, cylinder and hammer firing spur along with the Mason patent ejection rod and housing were manufactured by Colt to complete the conversion.  Conversion numbers, in this example matching the last four digits of the original percussion frame serial number (32533), were applied to the cartridge loading gate and new unrebated cylinder.  This example appears to have left Colt <I>in the white</I>and was clearly <I>re-issued</I> with new factory grips mounted on the old well used percussion frame.  (A desirable example of a Civil War vintage manufactured and used conversion base, serial number 32533 of the New Model 1861 Navy percussion revolver was <U>manufactured in 1863</U>.)  Remaining in excellent condition, the barrel length of this example appears to have been shortened in the period to 5 ½ inches with the application of a <I>bead</I> front sight.  This desirable example of the seldom found Colt offers <U> matching numbers</U> and marked <B>-PAT. JULY 25, 1871-     -PAT. JULY 2, 1872- </B> on the frame with <B>-ADDRESS COLONEL SAML COLT NEW-YORK AMERICA-</B> on the barrel.  With a number of minor production variations, limited records and the scarcity of existing examples to study, per Norm Flayderman’s guide total manufacture of this model conversion was limited to approximately 2200, these arms have been a bit of a challenge to collectors in so far as variation specifics.  Excellent references are:  James Serven’s <I> Colt Cartridge Pistols</I> (pub. 1952); <I>Colt Firearms- 1836 – 1954</I> by the same author, (pub. 1954) and E. Dixon Larson’s <I> Colt Tips</I> (pub. 1972) As always Norm Flayderman’s <I> Guide to American Antique Firearms</I> offers good general information while variation specifics will require the earlier references.   <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>


<U>A note about firearms:</U>   WE EMPHASIZE HERE THAT THIS PIECE IS CONSIDERED AN ANTIQUE / COLLECTABLE.  IT IS OFFERED AS A HISTORICAL COLLECTABLE ONLY AND 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>


 


<b>Signed by Acting Colonel Benjamin Watkins Leigh who was killed in action at the battle of Gettysburg while trying to rally the Stonewall Brigade!


Leigh was one of the Confederate officers who carried the mortally wounded General Stonewall Jackson off the battlefield at Chancellorsville!</b>


7 3/4 x 9, manuscript in ink.


Special Requisition for Co. A, 42nd Virginia Infantry. Itemized account of clothing with costs issued to the company which includes pants, shoes, shirts, jackets, overcoat, socks, caps, drawers, etc.


I certify that the above requisition just and correct and absolutely necessary for the public service rendered so by the following circumstances. Larkin T. Burge, 1st Lieut., Commanding Co. A., 42 Regt. Va. Vols.


Capt. Saunders, Asst. Q.M., C.S. Army will issue the articles mentioned in the above requisition. B.W. Leigh, Capt., 1st Va. Batt., Prov. Army, C.S.A., Acting Col. Commanding the Regiment.


Recd. at Corbin's Neck, Feb. 20th, 1863, of Capt. Saunders, Asst. Q.M., C.S. Army, the following articles, (19) nineteen pr. pants, (21) twenty one pr. shoes, (29) twenty nine shirts, (7) seven jackets, (1) one blanket, (16) sixteen pr. socks, (7) seven caps, (2) pr. draws, & (1) one skillet & lid. In full of the above requisition. Larkin T. Burge, 1st Lieut., Commanding Company A, 42d Regt. Va. Vols.


Light age toning and minor edge wear. Very fine. Extremely desirable Stonewall Jackson and Gettysburg Civil War related signature of the heroic Confederate officer Benjamin Watkins Leigh!


Benjamin Watkins Leigh, was the son of a prominent Virginia Whig Senator, and he was a very respected attorney in Richmond before the outbreak of the war. He enlisted on May 21, 1861, as a captain, and was commissioned into Co. A, 1st Virginia Battalion. He was transferred out on December 2, 1862, and appointed Acting Colonel of the 42nd Virginia Infantry. He was promoted to major on June 3, 1863, and killed in action on July 2, 1863, during the battle of Gettysburg.


Previously, while participating in General Stonewall Jackson's famed 1862 Valley Campaign, Captain Leigh distinguished himself at the First Battle of Kernstown. Recognized by his superiors for his gallant conduct while in the line of enemy fire, Leigh was assigned to the 42nd Virginia Infantry as their Acting Colonel. By late April of 1863, Leigh was appointed to the staff of General A.P. Hill as an Aide-de-camp, and <i>while in the performance of his duties with General Hill, at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Leigh assisted in the removal of the mortally wounded General Stonewall Jackson from the field.</i>


On June 3, 1863, Benjamin Watkins Leigh, received his well deserved promotion to major, and was appointed Acting Adjutant General and Chief of Staff to Major General Edward Johnson. Leigh was with General Johnson when General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia marched into Pennsylvania later that month. During the Battle of Gettysburg, at Culp's Hill, Major Leigh witnessed members of the Stonewall Brigade surrendering en masse. Putting spurs to his horse, Leigh dashed forward in a gallant attempt to rally the men and continue the fight. Within a matter of seconds, however, both rider and horse were fatally shot down by Union soldiers. Admired for his bravery, the Federals gave Leigh a soldier's burial with their own men!  


Larkin T. Burge, who signed this requisition twice, enlisted on June 8, 1861, as a private, and was mustered into Co. A, 42nd Virginia Infantry. He was promoted to 1st lieutenant on April 21, 1862.


The hard fought 42nd Virginia Infantry Regiment was organized at Staunton, Va., in July 1861. After fighting at First Kernstown and in Stonewall Jackson's celebrated 1862 Shenandoah Valley Campaign, the regiment was assigned to J.R. Jones' and W. Terry's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. It was active in many conflicts from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor, then moved with General Jubal A. Early to the Shenandoah Valley and was active in the Appomattox campaign. The 42nd Virginia Infantry reported 70 casualties at First Kernstown; it sustained many losses at Cedar Mountain, they lost 62 at Second Manassas; 26 at Fredericksburg; and 135 at Chancellorsville. Of the 256 engaged at Gettysburg, twenty one percent were killed, wounded, or missing. They surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Va. in April 1865 with only 1 officer and 44 men left in the regiment. {Source: Units of the Confederate States Army].


***Included with this very desirable 1863 Confederate document is an 8 x 10 glossy photograph of Benjamin Watkins Leigh in his Confederate captain's uniform. [Credit: Eleanor S. Brockenbrough Library, The Museum of the Confederact, Richmond, Virginia].

Civil War era hard rubber MATCH CASE

 

Mjr. General George B. McClellan - 1864 $95.00

 

scarce! Colt New Model 1861 Navy – RICHA $895.00

 

42nd Virginia Infantry Regiment Special $350.00




4 x 6 1/2, imprint.


War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, August 18, 1863


General Orders

No. 288


<i>Order in relation to Seizure of Goods</i>


In every case of seizure of goods by officers acting under the authority of this Department, a true and perfect inventory thereof shall be taken in triplicate by the officer making the seizure, one copy of which shall be given to the person from whom the goods were taken, one copy retained by the officer, and the third copy will be forwarded with a report of the seizure, which will be immediately made to this Department. The officer making the seizure will be held accountable for the goods while they are under his charge, and until they are disposed of according to orders from this Department.


BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:

E.D. TOWNSEND

Assistant Adjutant General


Very fine.  


4 x 6 1/2, imprint.


War Department

Adjutant General's Office

Washington, August 7, 1863


General Orders

No. 275


By an act of the General Assembly of the State of Iowa, approved September 11, 1862, the right to vote for certain State officers is given to Volunteers or soldiers from that State in the military service of the United States, and provision is made for the appointment of one commissioner to each regiment of Iowa Volunteers for the purpose of carrying out this act. It is hereby ordered that all such duly accredited commissioners from Iowa be furnished with proper facilities for visiting the Volunteers from that State, and allowed access to them for the purpose indicated.


BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:


E.D. TOWNSEND

Assistant Adjutant General


Very fine.  


By James I. Robertson, Jr. and the Editors of Time Life Books. Published by Time Life Books, Alexandria, Va., 1984. Hardcover with embossed gray leatherette cover with black and white photograph of a Civil War camp scene. Also has a U.S. and C.S. belt plate, stars, crossed cannons, swords and cannon balls with the title of the book printed in blue. The title is also printed in blue on the spine. Large 9 x 11 size, 176 pages, index, maps, profusely illustrated. There are a couple of small scratches on the front cover just above the camp kettle hanging at the center of the view. Otherwise the book is in new condition and looks like it has never been read. Excellent content pertaining to the everyday officers and men who fought in the Civil War.


The Cover: On a cold, drizzly day early in the War, Federal soldiers bivouacked near Washington, D.C., boil coffee and cook their rations over a campfire, while officers in a rain-drenched tent share a meal.   


<b>1864 letter written by General Whipple regarding the current state of affairs in Chattanooga, Tennessee during the winter of 1864. Comes with the original signed stamped envelope!</b>


4 pages, 5 x 8, in ink, written by General William D. Whipple, to his wife Caroline. Comes with the original cover addressed by General Whipple in ink as follows: Mrs. Gen. W.D. Whipple, 56 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. Partial blue military C.D.S., Chattanooga, Ten., Jan. 18/64, with 3 cents rose George Washington postage stamp (Scott #64) with blue bulls eye cancellation. The envelope which is completely addressed in the hand of the general, to his wife, Mrs. Gen. W.D. Whipple, qualifies it as his war time autograph with rank.


<b><u>Chattanooga, Jan. 15, 1864</b></u>


My Darling Caro[line],


I would like to write to you oftener than I do, but there is no time that I can do so until late at night when I feel so completely tired out and my hand aches so that even if I wrote I think my letters must be exceedingly stupid. Your description of the delights of the children at Christmastime was very vivid and made me wish more than ever that I could have been there to have seen them. I ride every afternoon upon a white mare which I have bought. She has great speed and bottom, but is very timid and every dead mule and horse, and every mound of earth and frequently logs of wood cause her to wheel about in a twinkling so that my rides afford me not only exercise for my muscles, but exercise for my horsemanship. Day before yesterday a piece of paper came in with the name of H.M. McShields, Norristown written thereon. I do not remember ever seeing Mr. McMiller before, but I received him politely, invited him to dinner, and to come and stay at my house which I am glad he did not stay long enough to avail myself of and gave him a free pass to Knoxville where he was going. I wish I was with you to fix you in some place and then remain with you. I am very tired of this drudgery and intend making a desperate effort to get relieved from a portion of it. Otherwise I have visions of carbuncles and paleness and a general feeling of leanness and worthlessness. I am much obliged to you for the segars and sugar plumbs. They have not arrived. He was granted leave upon his mother’s "wailing appeal" as she called it in her letter to Gen. [George H.] Thomas. When you get an opportunity to send me something again you may if you please send a few collars 15 inches long, a white shirt or two, or a pair of woolen socks with the toes in them or a few napkins. If you have any of my old collars you can get new ones of the same size or I will send you one. All my old ones have serrated edges and threaten to saw my neck off. Day before yesterday our cars were greeted by the whistle of a locomotive engine for the first time since our occupation of Chattanooga. We have now a continuous line of railroad from here to New York and starvation no longer stares us in the face. No person except those connected with the army knows what our troops have suffered from, want of food and clothing, and as for our animals hundreds and hundreds of them are lying everywhere dead, and the living are but walking skeletons. As I was going to my quarters last night I saw an old horse attempting to make a meal off the pine weather boards of a house. He would gnaw off a few fine splinters, and then crunch them between his teeth. He is probably dead by this time. We came to the conclusion long since that the Rebs were starving and that we could starve as long.


Affectionately yours,


W.D.W. [signed by General Whipple with his initials]. [William D. Whipple]


Very neatly written letter in excellent condition. Very interesting content from General Whipple regarding the current state of affairs in Chattanooga, Tennessee during the winter of 1864.


<u>General William D. Whipple</u>: (1826-1902) Graduated in the West Point class of 1851, and then served on the Indian frontier in New Mexico and Texas. In 1861, he was on duty at Indianola, Texas, when the post was captured by the Rebels. He made his escape through the enemy's lines and managed to get to Virginia in time to take part in the 1st battle of Bull Run. Promoted to brigadier general, July 17, 1863, he served in the Departments of Pennsylvania and Virginia, the Middle Military Department, and the Department of the Cumberland. In late 1863 he was appointed chief of staff to General George H. Thomas and took part in all the operations of the Chattanooga, Atlanta, Franklin and Nashville campaigns.

1863 Order in Relation to Seizure of Goo $8.00

 

Order Regarding the Voting Rights of Iow $8.00

 

Tenting Tonight, The Soldier's Life $15.00

 

Autograph, General William D. Whipple $250.00




<b>Colonel of the 20th North Carolina Infantry


This gallant Confederate officer was wounded 7 times during the War Between The States</b>


(1840-1902) Born in Columbus County, North Carolina, while in his senior year at Wake Forest College, he enlisted in the Columbus Guards No. 2, a company which later became a part of the 20th North Carolina Infantry. He was elected first lieutenant of his company, and the following month was promoted to rank of captain. Toon was wounded seven times during the war, and fought with conspicuous gallantry at Seven Pines, in the Seven Seven Days battles, at South Mountain during the bloody Sharpsburg campaign, and at Fredericksburg. He was elected colonel of the 20th North Carolina Regiment on February 26, 1863 and led the regiment during General "Stonewall" Jackson's celebrated flank attack at Chancellorsville, and in the epic battles at Gettysburg, and in the Mine Run campaign of Virginia. After the battles of the Wilderness and Spotsylvania, Toon was promoted to brigadier general to rank from May 31, 1864. He commanded the brigade during General Jubal A. Early's advance on Washington, D.C., and in the battle of the Monocacy. He later fought in the 1864 Shenandoah Valley campaign, and in the Petersburg defenses. On March 25, 1865, during the assault on Fort Stedman, Toon received his final and most severe wound leaving him incapacitated for the remainder of the war. 


Antique silver print photograph, 2 1/2 x 3 1/2, in Confederate double breasted uniform coat. No imprint. Very fine with some minor age toning and wear. Circa early 1900's. Scarce to find any war time images of Toon.   


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


(1804-1863) Born in Ridley, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, he was a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives 1836-37. Elected as a Whig to the U.S. Congress, he served from 1843-49, and was the chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of War. 


<u>Signature</u>: 5 x 1 3/4, in ink, A.R. Mc Ilvaine.  


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


(1793-1851) Born in Norristown, Pa., he attended Norristown Academy, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1820, and commenced practice in Norristown. He served as a Whig U.S. Congressman from 1847-51.


<u>Signature</u>: 4 3/8 x 3/4, in ink, John Freedley.  


Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 1/2 x 4 3/8 card. Seated view of a Confederate officer sporting a beard and wearing a double breasted frock coat and resting his arm on a studio table at his side. His kepi sits on top of the table with a studio drape in the background. The image is faded. Light age toning and soiling with some light wear. There is a small crease on the back of the card near the upper right edge which does not affect the front of the card. No imprint. Inexpensive Confederate image that would be a good starter photograph for the beginner collector or for someone who would like to add a distinguished looking "Johnny Reb" to their "War Between The States" collection.

Photograph, General Thomas F. Toon $35.00

 

Autograph, Abraham R. Mc Ilvaine $10.00

 

Autograph, John Freedley $5.00

 

CDV, Confederate Civil War Officer $50.00




5 3/4 x 15 1/2, in ink, written by M.H. Harman to Col. B.J. Hill.


<b><u>McMinnville, (Tenn.), April the 14th, (6?)</b></u>


Col. B.J. Hill,


Dear Sir,


I suppose you have heard that I left your horse. I hope you did not believe that I would take your horse and leave it under such circumstances. My word [is] my bond. I will stay in your house and take the very best care of it I can. [General Joe] Wheeler’s men are in the store room but have done no serious damage. They have destroyed 3 or 4 droves is all. I have made it my special business to be in there every day once or twice and carefully examine the house and used every exertion possible in my power to prevent damage and loss. My wife has fondly gone on a visit to her Father’s. I am here and will remain until you call for your horse. You need not listen or may hear in relation to my leaving there is not a plank missing from the fence while others have lost all their garden fences. I stand my ground and stay by what I’ve got Yankees or no Yankees. I would like to hear from you soon.


Very respectfully yours,


M.H. Harman


Light age toning and wear with an irregular right edge of the paper which does not affect any of the content. I believe this letter to be circa 1862-63. 


<u>General Benjamin J. Hill</u>: (1825-80) Born near McMinnville, Tenn. At the outbreak of the Civil War he was appointed colonel of the 5th Regiment, Provisional Army of Tennessee, which later became the 35th Tennessee Infantry. The regiment served in Cleburne's brigade, and Hill led it with distinction at Shiloh, in Bragg's Kentucky campaign, and in the battles of Murfreesboro, Chickamauga and Chattanooga. At Chickamauga the gallant Colonel Hill won this high praise from Lieutenant General D.H. Hill, "The extraordinary merit of Colonel Hill of the 35th Tennessee came under my personal observation. This noble officer has been distinguished on many a hard fought field." At Missionary Ridge, Hill commanded the 35th and 48th Tennessee Regiments, and in late 1863, he was appointed provost marshal of the Army of Tennessee, and served in that capacity during the Atlanta campaign. He distinguished himself in John Bell Hood's Tennessee campaign, and as a result was promoted to brigadier general on Nov. 30, 1864. In the last months of the war he commanded a cavalry brigade under General Nathan Bedford Forrest and participated in the campaign against Union General James H. Wilson.  All original and even usable this little artisans drill remains in pleasing condition even retaining most of its original black enamel paint finish and pleasing decoration.  Will go well with early hand craft tools, period gunsmith, or even jeweler things.  Nice to look at and difficult to find in this condition. <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 !!


 Illustrated here with a U.S. quarter for size comparison, this neat little period pewter whistle remains in pleasing condition with good evidence of pewter casting methods of the period with natural age patina that comes to this material with time.  Difficult to find nowadays, Civil War site digger/historians have well documented examples of the period style and material. Will lay in well in any period personal grouping. (see: <I>Excavated Artifacts from Battlefields & Campsites of the Civil War</I> by Phillips)  As with all direct sales, we are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with refund of the purchase price upon return as purchased! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !   


 This pleasing vintage double barrel percussion shotgun will be most appreciated by Civil War collector / historians with particular interest in the number of arms purchased across Europe by Confederate States buyers.  We will begin by recommending the newly published and ground breaking <I><B>Confederate & Southern Agent Marked Shotguns</I></B> by Russ A. Pritchard & John W. Ashworth as offering insight with respect to this piece and a <I>must have</I> in the library of serious enthusiasts of Confederate used arms, particularly with respect to the wide use of muzzle loading percussion shotguns, import and domestic.  This particular arm remains in pleasing as found condition just as it was set aside decades ago.  With good evidence of age and period use, yet with no diminishing issues.  Exposing the barrels underside offers a myriad of Liege markings common to Civil War vintage shotguns.  Liege proof marks, <B>E</B> over <B>LG</B> over <B>*</B> in an <B>oval</B>, a small <B>crown</B> over <B>N</B>, a script <B>EL</B> and the telltale <I>match marks</I> frequently referred to by Confederate collectors as <I>Roman-numerals</I> are present as seen on the Confederate South Agent identified shotgun illustrated on pages 194 & 195 of the above reference.  The back of the back-action locks are unmarked save the earlier mentioned typical chiseled <I>match marks</I> on the lock plate edges.  Of significance is the fact that this example, while having the typical script floral engraving, is completely devoid of the usual engraved maker identification as is found on commercially imported sporting shotguns of the era.  Examples of Confederate provenanced, un-maker marked Liege shotguns may be found on pages 37, 54 and 56 of  <I>Confederate & Southern Agent Marked Shotguns </I>.  Whether the maker name was left off to avoid a connection between the supplier and war time  Southern States arms trade, or if left off simply to provide space for sales agent engraved identification, will be left to speculation.  This example measures approximately 48 5/8 inches in total length with patched .69 caliber bore, 33 inch Damascus barrels.  A frequent arm of the Confederate Infantry, with shortened and full length examples commonly associated with Confederate Cavalry, the percussion muzzle loading shotgun saw considerable use both early on and through the duration of the Civil War.  Overlooked by all but a few collectors for years the vast majority of surviving war time examples have gone the way of time.  <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>


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War Period Letter to Confederate Colonel $95.00

 

nice antique ARTISANS DRILL $65.00

 

Civil War vintage PEWTER WHISTLE $45.00

 

Civil War vintage import Muzzle Loading $695.00

Published in wraps in 1867 by the Maine Adjutant General, this approximately 1210 page volume is titled <B><I>Supplement to the Annual Reports of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine for the Years 1861-1866</B></I> and offers an alphabetical index with Name, Rank, Company and Regiment of each of the tens of thousands of Mainers who served in the Civil War. (A number said to be more per capita than any other state in the Union.)  The volume measures approximately  8 7/8 X 5 1/2 X 2 7/8 inches thick.  The book shows good evidence of age and period use while remaining in pleasing condition, complete with no repairs, loose, folded or torn pages.  A <I>must have</I> for the Maine in the Civil War enthusiast even in this day of internet, DVD and other wonderful resources.  <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>


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 A nice all original Patent June 4, 1861 / Nov. 5, 1864 desk pen stand and inkwell.  The spun brass base measures approximately 5 inches in diameter and is fitted with a pen stand of cast iron.  A glass ink reservoir is set in with a patent dated hinged pewter top.  All in nice original condition with natural age, uncleaned and with evidence of period use while remaining in nice original condition. A neat piece for the Civil War personal item and antique writing instrument collector.   <B>Buy with confidence! </B>  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 !

  

 H 23in. x W 31in. x 8in.  H 64in. x D 16in.

original ! Maine Adjutant General – CIVI $85.00

 

Civil War era Pat. 1861 - 1864 DESK PEN $175.00

 

H 23in. x W 31in. x 8in. $0.00

 

H 64in. x D 16in. $0.00




5 1/2 x 8 1/2, imprint, with vignette of a spread winged eagle on a shield with the motto, National Union, State Sovereignty. Includes a handwritten A.N.S. at the bottom of the document by Adjutant General Hiram Hilliard who also signed the document in print.


General Headquarters, State of Illinois,

Adjutant General's Office,

Springfield, July 20, 1877


General Order

No. 5


I. Notice is hereby given to the present organized companies of the Illinois National Guard, that their Muster Rolls and Enlistment Blanks as required by law, must be forwarded to the Adjutant General's office on or before the 1st day of September proximo.


II. This order is rendered necessary for the reason that a General Inspection is about to be ordered by Gen. Wm. E. Strong, Inspector General, to take place in the month of September, and the Commander-in-Chief is desirous of completing the organization of the forces of the State prior to the above date.


III. Commanding officers of Brigades, Regiments, or Companies, are notified that no excuse will be received for a non-compliance with this order. The arms of all old companies not complying will be ordered in and the commissions of the officers revoked.


By order of the Commander-in-Chief,

H. HILLIARD

Adjutant General


Handwritten in a bold pencil hand by Hilliard at the bottom of the document is the following note: "Colonel I am holding on to your resignation. I believe you had better reconsider. Hilliard."


Very minor edge chipping to the bottom and left edge of the paper which does not affect any of the content.


Hiram Hilliard was a resident of Chicago, Illinois, when he enlisted on January 23, 1864, and was commissioned major in the field and staff of the 17th Illinois Cavalry. He was promoted to lieutenant colonel on October 30, 1865; and mustered out of the service on December 15, 1865, at Leavenworth, Kansas. After the war he had a prominent career as an officer in the Illinois National Guard.


 


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


(1811-63) Born in Lehman Township, Pike County, Pa., he studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1836, and commenced practice in Easton, Pa. Served as a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1837-39; was appointed treasurer of Northampton County in 1841; served as U.S. Congressman, 1843-49; was chairman of the Committee on Revolutionary War Pensions; served as U.S. Senator, 1851-57; was chairman of the Committee on Claims.


<u>Signature With Place</u>: 5 x 2 1/4, in ink, Rich'd Brodhead, Easton. Pa.  


<b>Tupelo to Stones River</b>


By James Street Jr. and the Editors of Time Life Books. Published by Time Life Books, Alexandria, Va., 1985. Hardcover with embossed gray leatherette cover with full color illustration of the Civil War battle of Stones River, Tenn. Also has a U.S. and C.S. belt plate, stars, crossed cannons, swords and cannon balls with the title of the book printed in blue. The title is also printed in blue on the spine. Large 9 x 11 size, 176 pages, index, maps, profusely illustrated. Brand new condition.


The Cover: Federal troops supported by cannon fire surge across Stones River in pursuit of retreating Confederates on January 2, 1863. The intense fighting near Murfreesboro, Tennessee, climaxed a Confederate campaign to drive the Union army from Kentucky and central Tennessee, an effort that ended in frustration.  


<b>Colonel of the 18th Tennessee Infantry


Wounded five times during the War Between the States</b>


Born in Rutherford County, Tennessee, he was educated at Union University in Murfreesboro and was admitted to the bar in 1848. The following year he was elected to the state legislature, and was re-elected in 1851. He served as the mayor of Murfreesboro from 1855-59. At the outbreak of the war he raised a company of volunteers which became part of the 18th Tennessee Infantry with him being elected their colonel. He was captured at Fort Donelson, Tenn. and later exchanged. He fought gallantly at the battle of Murfreesboro where he was wounded three times. He was seriously wounded at the battle of Chickamauga and was unable to rejoin the army until the start of the Atlanta campaign. Once again he was wounded this time at Jonesboro, Ga. He was promoted to the rank of brigadier general to rank from November 15, 1864, and fought under General John Bell Hood during the bloody Franklin, Tenn. campaign. He commanded the Tennessee regiments in the Carolinas campaign, and fought at Bentonville. Palmer was paroled at Greensboro, North Carolina, on May 1, 1865. Following the surrender he marched the Tennessee troops home and quietly resumed his law practice. Although he was asked on numerous occasions to run for governor of Tennessee on the Democratic ticket, he refrained from getting involved in active politics.


Antique photograph, 2 1/2 x 4. Chest up view in Confederate uniform. No imprint. Circa late 1800's. This is the only known uniformed pose of General Palmer. Very fine. Scarce general to find any images of.

Orders From Hdqtrs. of the State of Illi $10.00

 

Autograph, Richard Brodhead $10.00

 

The Struggle For Tennessee $20.00

 

Photograph, General Joseph B. Palmer $35.00




<b>The War Begins</b>


By William C. Davis and the Editors of Time Life Books. Published by Time Life Books, Alexandria, Va., 1983. Hardcover with embossed gray leatherette cover with illustrations of a Union and Confederate soldier both holding their muskets. Also has U.S. and C.S. belt plates, stars, crossed cannons, swords and cannon balls with the title printed in blue. Title is also printed in blue on the spine. Large 9 x 11 size, 176 pages, index, maps, profusely illustrated. Brand new condition.


The Cover: Two young Americans, now enemy soldiers fighting for the Union (left) and the Confederacy (right), stand stiffly for portraits taken early in the Civil War. This was the first war to be covered in detail by the camera, and soldiers sent many pictures home as mementos.  


<b>Awarded the Medal of Honor for gallantry during the Civil War at the battle of Wilson's Creek, Mo., in 1861</b> 


(1836-1918) Wherry was awarded the Medal of Honor for distinguished gallantry at the battle of Wilson's Creek, Missouri, August 10, 1861. He was brevetted for gallantry for his actions in the Atlanta campaign, at Franklin and Nashville, Tenn., and at Wilmington, N.C., receiving promotion to brevet brigadier general, on March 13, 1865. He was the bearer of the rolls and terms of surrender of General Joseph E. Johnston's Army to Washington, D.C. He fought in the Spanish American War participating in the battle of San Juan Hill and the capture of Santiago.


<u>Document Signed</u>: 6 1/4 x 9 1/2, imprint, signed in ink. 


Headquarters Military Division of the Pacific, 


San Francisco, Cal., January 13, 1872


Special Orders, No. 11 


Sergeant F.B. Pilling, Signal Service, is hereby granted a furlough for thirty days on surgeon's certificate.


Private Henry Hensley, Company "L," 2d U.S. Artillery, is detailed to perform Sergeant Pillings duties during his absence.

 

By Order Of Major General Schofield


J.C. KELTON, 

Assistant Adjutant General


Official:

Wm. M. Wherry

Aide-de-Camp 


Excellent, large ink signature, Wm. M. Wherry, 


Rubber stamped in blue at bottom right of the document, Capt. G.C. Smith, San Francisco, Jan. 15, 1872.


Addressed in red ink at bottom left, G.C. Smith, A.Q.M.


Light age toning and wear.  


<b>Confederate officer who was captured in 1864 during the War Between The States


United States Senator from Virginia</b>


(1844-90) Born in Shenandoah County, Virginia, he fought with the 10th Virginia Infantry and the 23rd Virginia Cavalry during the War Between The States. He was captured on May 14, 1864, at Edinburg, Va., and subsequently confined in  Antheneum Military Prison, in Wheeling, West Virginia, at Camp Chase, Ohio, Point Lookout, Maryland, and Fort McHenry, Maryland prisons. After the war he was editor of the Tenth Legion Banner; he studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Woodstock, Va.; served as a member of the Virginia State House of Delegates, 1871-75; was the Commonwealth Attorney of Shenandoah County, 1876-80; was a member of the Virginia State Senate, 1879-82; was editor of the Shenandoah Democrat and later of the Virginian at Woodstock; served as presidential elector on the Democratic ticket in 1876; and was a U.S. Senator, 1883-89.


<u>Signature</u>: 4 3/4 x 1/2, in ink, H.H. Riddleberger. Light age toning.   


<b>"I propose to fight it out on this line if it takes all summer." General Ulysses S. Grant, 1864 Wilderness campaign</b>




Time Life Books, Richmond, Va., 1998. 10 1/4 x 10 1/4, hardcover with dust jacket, 168 pages, illustrated, index. New condition.


This book is by and of the soldiers who experienced the savage struggles of the 1864 Wilderness campaign. Through their words and images you can relive the intense emotions, the terrifying rush of events, the horrors-and even the humor-of this bloody saga. You hold in your hands an album of personal recollections, embellished with drawings, maps, photographs of artifacts, and especially images of the officers and men who witnessed the campaign firsthand.


This excellent book is a testament of the mutual destruction that took place in the hell of Virginia's tangled Wilderness. As you look into the eyes and read the words of the soldiers who fought there, perhaps you will be able to better understand the extremes of gallantry, cruelty, and stoicism the soldiers put on display. 


On the cover: After five weeks of campaigning in the Wilderness, Ulysses S. Grant poses  for a Brady & Co. photographer in front of his tent near Cold Harbor, Virginia, in June 1864. Grant wears the insignia of a lieutenant general, a rank that carried with it command of all Union armies.

Brother Against Brother $20.00

 

Autograph, General William M. Wherry $50.00

 

Autograph, Harrison H. Riddleberger $20.00

 

Voices of the Civil War, The Wilderness $25.00




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