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CDV - 3rd & 38th MASSACHUSETTS INFANTRY - WIA - Major James
Prentiss Richardson. New Orleans photographer's back mark. He enlisted in
April, 1861 into the 3rd Mass. Inf. then in August, 1862 commissioned into
the 38th and mustered out in June, 1865. He was severely wounded in
September 19, 1864 at Winchester, Va. The 38th fought in both theatres of
the War and participated in the battles of Port Hudson, La., Brashear City,
La., Winchester, Va., Cedar Creek, Va. and Fisher's Hill, Va., among
others. Signed in period ink on reverse "J.P. Richardson / Major 38th
Mass". Very good condition with light smudge on reverse.
CDV - STEPHEN DOUGLAS - Famous for his pro-slavery stance and his
debates with Abraham Lincoln. Democratic Presidential candidate running
against Lincoln. E. & H.T. Anthony, New York back mark. Has a blemish
to the right of his head which seems to be in the photographic plate and not
in the CDV itself. Very good condition.
CDV - 38th MASSACHUSETTS INFANTRY - WIA - 2nd Lieut. Vivian K.
Spear. No photographer's back mark. He enlisted in August, 1862 into the
38th and was discharged in November, 1863. He was wounded on June 14,
1863 at Port Hudson, La. The 38th fought in both theatres of the War and
participated in the battles of Port Hudson, La., Brashear City, La.,
Winchester, Va., Cedar Creek, Va. and Fisher's Hill, Va., among others.
Signed in period ink on reverse "V.K. Spear / 2nd Lieut. 38th Mass Vols".
Good condition with light contrast on the image.
CDV - 38th MASSACHUSETTS INFANTRY - Capt. J. Henry Wyman. No
photographer's back mark. He enlisted in August, 1862 into the 38th and
was discharged for disability in October, 1864. Nice shot cradling his sword
in his arms. The 38th fought in both theatres of the War and participated in
the battles of Port Hudson, La., Brashear City, La., Winchester, Va., Cedar
Creek, Va. and Fisher's Hill, Va., among others. Signed in period ink on
reverse "J.H. Wyman / Capt. Co. B / 38th M Vol". Good condition with
good contrast on the image.
CDV - CONFEDERATE QUAKER GUNS AT CENTREVILLE -
This shot is by Mathew Brady in 1862 of the "Fortifications on
the Heights of Centreville" and designated as No. 300 in Brady's
Album Gallery. On the front in period ink is 'Lee Rebs Wooden
Guns'. These fake cannon gave Lee extra time to evacuate the
fortifications, while making McClellan think they were stronly
defended. Carte does have several nicks on the edges.
CDV - ELMIRA PRISON CAMP - ELMIRA, NY - Moulton &
Larkin, Elmira, NY back mark with tax stamp. This photograph,
taken from an elevated position to show over the stockade and into
the camp showing the masses of Confederate prisoners and the
Union guards on the stockade walls. The prison was only in
existence from July, 1864 to July, 1865 and housed approximately
12, 100 prisoners of which 2,970 died while in captivity, mainly
from disease. It was dubbed by the prisoners "Hellmira". Carte
does have several minor issues, a nick on the edge of the mount
and a few small wrinkles on the albumen paper, otherwise very
CDV - TENNESSEE STATE CAPITOL BUILDING IN
NASHVILLE - Morse's Gallery of the Cumberland, Nashville
back mark with tax stamp. This well known photograph, taken of
the Capitol Building on the hill in Nashville, which if you have
ever been there appears to be the highest elevation in the city
proper. There are similar views that show troops and tents on the
grounds but this appears to have been taken after the troops left,
as there are what looks like boxes strewn throughout the grounds.
ALBUMEN - 150TH NEW YORK INFANTRY - WIA - Beautiful
8 3/8" x 10" mount with albumen of Lt. Charles P. Barlow, ID'd
in period ink around perimeter of image. Barlow was in the 150th
from Sept., 1862 to June, 1865. He was wounded in action on
July 20, 1864 at Peach Tree Creek, Georgia. The 150th NY was a
also good Gettysburg Regiment. Very good large format image
with only light scuffing on mount.
ALBUMEN - 150TH NEW YORK INFANTRY - WIA - Beautiful
8 3/8" x 10" mount with albumen of Lt. William H. Bartlett,
ID'd in period ink around perimeter of image. Bartlett was in the
150th from Sept., 1862 to June, 1865. He was wounded in action
on June 22, 1864 at Culp's Farm, Georgia. The 150th NY was
also a good Gettysburg Regiment. Very good large format image
with only light scuffing on mount.
TINTYPE - WHITE & BLACK(?) WOMEN WITH AN
INTERESTING RELATIONSHIP - Crisp tintype of the two
women and a strange note in a somewhat ominous tone, behind
the image in the case. The note is dated August, 1861 and it looks
like the image was taken in 1859. In the best of my transcribing it
reads: "Louisa, When shall we meet again? Changes must need
be in that I fear changes unlooked for, dark - sorrowful.
Whatever, wherever I may be live thou true to thy womanhood,
thy friend and thy God / M Alice G / Aug 1861 / Hyde Park
1859". Could this be in reference to the beginning of War,
Friendship between races / is slavery implied? Interesting to say
the least! Unfortunately the case is damaged and cover detached
but the note is fine and image near perfect. More shown in
'Additional Images' link.
AMBROTYPE - HOSPITAL STEWARD - 1/6 plate ambrotype
image of a hospital steward. Full standing view showing both
unmistakable arm bands although the medical caduceus symbol
is not seen due to the angle. Steward is wearing an extremely
large bow tie. Full case with original hinge still intact. Additional
images show that the image has been up against this mat for the
full term as the image is 'oxidized' out under the mat. Good
condition but a tad dark on contrast.
CDV - CONFEDERATE GENERAL JOHN BELL HOOD - No
photographer's back mark. Hood was involved in many of the major battles
during the War; Second Manassas, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg
(severely wounded in arm), Chickamauga (lost leg), Peach Tree Creek,
Atlanta, Franklin, Nashville among others. Led the famed Hood's Texas
Brigade. Good condition, has some scuffing on mount under the albumen
CDV - RIVERBOAT SCENE - No Photographer's B/M. Unknown
location post-War image showing steamboat at dock in what
appears to be a more remote docking location than in the middle
of a town or busier area with only a few buildings in the area but
does show other sailboats in the water.
CDV - JEFF DAVIS - PRESIDENT - CHARLESTON, SC - One of the
more interesting CDVs that I've seen lately. Image of Jefferson Davis on a
seal type setting - looks to have been made for mass production though I've
never seen another. Davis is surrounded by stars and surrounding that is
written, "The Right Man, In The Right Place / Our First President". The
photographer's back mark is "Quinby & Co. / Charleston, SC". The bottom
has been trimmed off and there is some staining as can be seen in the
'Additional Images' link. Contrast is a bit light. Condition isn't there but the
CDV - 10th, 37th & 20th MASSACHUSETTS INFANTRY - WIA - Sergeant
Otis B. Wood enlisted in June, 1861 as a Pvt. in the 10th Mass. Inf. He
re-enlisted in Dec., 1863 and in June, 1864, transferred into the 37th Mass.
Inf. In June, 1865 he was transferred into the 20th Mass. for discharge in
July. He would eventually rise to the rank of 1st Lieutenant in June, 1865.
As a member of the 10th Massachusetts he was wounded in the shoulder at
the battle of Salem Heights, Va. on May 3, 1863. Period ink inscription on
reverse: "O.B. Wood Sergt. Co. H / 10th Mass". Carte is in good condition.
CDV - THE TRENT AFFAIR - CAPT. CHARLES WILKES - Among the
many accomplishments of Captain Charles Wilkes (which included the
discovery of the Antarctic continent - actual land mass in 1840 and
commanding the Potomac River Flotilla), he was also the Captain of the
USS San Jacinto which was the ship that nearly incited a War between
Great Britain and the United States when on November 8, 1861 it stopped
the British mail packet Trent several hundred miles off the coast of Cuba
which carried the Confederate commissioners James Mason and John
Slidell. The San Jacinto fired warning shots, boarded the Trent and took
Mason & Slidell prisoners. Photo was taken by Charles Fredrick in New
York and dated 1861.
CDV - BRADY PHOTOGRAPH OF MAJOR GENERAL U.S. GRANT -
Great 3/4 view of General Grant that is not often seen. Taken by the premier
photographer Mathew Brady (the reverse showing the earlier Brady back
mark). In this view Grant is shown with a nicely tailored frock coat. A
CDV - 1865 BRADY PHOTOGRAPH OF PRESIDENT ANDREW
JOHNSON - If there was a reason Brady was considered a premier
photographer, this CDV shows why. Taken after the assassination of
Lincoln, this image is about as striking as they come, clear and stoic in
pose. Later Brady back mark on reverse and the speckled gold border and
Brady / Washington print on obverse. A spectacular view.
CDV - 1863 BRADY PHOTOGRAPH OF PRESIDENT ABRAHAM
LINCOLN - Extremely nice and desirable carte of Abraham Lincoln in
1863 with the early Brady back mark on reverse. It's been a long time since
I've had a Brady Lincoln - Not Anthony from Brady, but an actual Brady!
They don't pop up every day! Heritage Auctions in August of 2018 sold this
same view with the same early back mark for $2500. - The buyer then
placed it up for bids and has a high bid of $3000 right now for it. Looking
at that one Heritage has and this one, I think this one is the better of the
two. Looks like the two were taken from different sections of the plate (a
CDV camera often had 4 lenses placing 4 images on the wet plate. With this
process each of the four had just a ever so slightly different angle on the
plate but just enough to tell if you study it). A screamer Lincoln image!
CDV - 144TH NEW YORK INFANTRY - JOHN A. COULTER - Standing
view of John A. Coulter of the 144th New York Infantry Coulter enlisted in
August, 1862 and attained the rank of 2nd Lieutenant before mustering out
in June, 1865. Image is ID'd on reverse in very light period ink as "Your
Friend / John A. Coulter / Lieut. 144th NYI". Image has an Elmira, NY
photographer's back mark. There are a few chips in the albumen paper (as
can be seen in the 'Additional Images' link and also has a 'wrinkling' in the
mount and albumen paper on the bottom 1/3 of the image where it looks
like someone may have tried getting the tax stamp off. The 144th spent
nearly the entire War in the Virginia and South Carolina.
TINTYPE IN CDV MOUNT - 28TH KENTUCKY INFANTRY - JOHN
FOOS - WIA - Gem size tintype in a CDV mount of John Foos, 28th
Kentucky Infantry. Foos enlisted in April, 1862 and no date is given for
mustering out. Foos was wounded in action on June 27, 1864 at Kennesaw
Mountain, afterwards being hospitalized in Louisville, Ky. Image is ID'd on
front below image in very light period ink as "Yours Truly / John Foos /
Portland / Ky / Co. H 28 Ky Regt". Image has an Louisville, Ky
Photographers back mark.
AMBROTYPE OF A VERY DETERMINED LOOKING GENTLEMAN
WEARING AN 1860 LINCOLN FERROTYPE DISC - Ninth plate
ambrotype in a full case (a bit shaken but still in pretty sound
condition) of a gentleman in civilian clothes wearing an 1860
Abraham Lincoln ferrotype presidential campaign disc. In the
'Additional Images' link the likeness of Lincoln is more than clear
enough to make out exactly who it is. Ambro has a few scratches &
wear but overall not too bad with fantastic subject matter. No question
who he wanted as President. Not a lot of these images around.
EARLY STEREO CARD - LARGE FORMAT
-WASHINGTON MONUMENT - Stereo cards became
popular in the 1850's and well into the 1930's. This is an
early stereo card of the building of the Washington
Monument I would guess at the very end of the first stage
of construction which was completed in 1854. The
temporary cap can be seen as well as the work sheds
around the base. Several light stains.
US LIFE SAVING STATION - SHEBOYGAN, WI -
Mounted photo (mount approx. 9 3/8" x 12") of the U.S.
Life Saving Station at Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Image
shows not only the station itself but also the U.S.
Engineer Department building. The photographer's stamp
of G.G. Winscher of Sheboygan is on the reverse. Great
clarity. The USLSS was instituted in 1846 and was known
as such until 1915 when it became the U.S. Coast Guard.
11TH MICHIGAN INFANTRY - Image grouping of
Henry C. Damon, 11th Michigan Infantry. Damon
enlisted in Aug., 1861, was taken prisoner at
Chickamauga on Sept. 20, 1863, escaped in July, 1864
and discharged a month later. Albumen (approx. 6 1/8" x
8 1/8"), tintype (1/6 plate) of Damon & his wife and a
tintype (1/9 plate) of Damon with his dog. Unfortunately
there is no written ID on any of these items, only a tag
from the gentleman that obtained it, a former dealer in
western Michigan. I assume that due to 3 images together
the ID is probably legitimate. The albumen has damage
as can be seen and really, the tintypes are nothing
spectacular but should be all together.
CDV - 31ST IOWA INFANTRY - WESLEY JOHN NEWMAN - Image was
identified from an identical one from Ron Coddington of Military Images
Magazine on the Civil War Faces web page. There is no photographer's back
mark, just a revenue stamp placing this image near the end of the War.
Newman enlisted in August, 1862 and was discharged in June, 1865. He is
wearing a 'Forty Rounds' corps badge and an ID badge with an eagle pin
bar. During that period of time the 31st took part in the battles of; Arkansas
Post, Vicksburg, Missionary Ridge, Ringgold, Resaca, Dallas, Kennesaw
Mountain, Atlanta, Jonesboro, Savannah and Bentonville among others.
Carte has a few stains as can be seen in the photos.
CDV - 9TH VERMONT INFANTRY - MAJOR CHARLES JARVIS - KIA
NEW BERNE, NC - Image was identified from an identical one in the
Library of Congress and also shown in the CW Data Base. There is a Boston
photographer's back mark on the reverse. Jarvis enlisted in May, 1863 and
was wounded on December 1, 1863 while on a scouting mission near New
Berne, NC where he died of his wounds that same day. Carte has some
scuffs and light stains but otherwise in gc.
CDV - 10TH AND 37TH MASSACHUSETTS INFANTRY - CAPT.
JOSHUA A. LOOMIS - WIA -WINCHESTER, VA - Image was identified
from an identical one in the Library of Congress and also shown in the CW
Data Base. There is a Springfield, Mass. photographer's back mark on the
reverse. Loomis enlisted in the 10th Mass. June, 1861 until August, 1862. In
Sept., 1862 he was in the 37th Mass. until being discharged due to his
wound received at Winchester, Va on Sept. 19, 1864. While in the service of
these regiments, they were involved in the battles of; Fair Oaks, Savage
Station, Malvern Hill, Gettysburg, Wilderness Mine Run, Spotsylvania Court
House, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Fort Stevens, Charlestown, WV and
Winchester among others. Carte has some scuffs and light stains but
otherwise in gc.
DAGUERREOTYPE OF YOUNG MAN WITH GREAT HAT - Clean
1/6 plate daguerreotype (late 1830's - mid 1850's) of a young man with
a bit of an attitude. Great hat!! Full leatherette case with hinge intact
1876 STEREO VIEW - DAREDEVIL CROSSING
NIAGARA FALLS - Great view of Signorina Maria
Spelterini crossing the rapids of Niagara Falls on a
tight rope with peach buckets on her feet!! This
successful crossing was done on July 12, 1876. Good
1880's STEREO VIEW - DAREDEVIL CROSSING
NIAGARA FALLS - View of Stephen Peer crossing
the rapids of Niagara Falls on a tight rope. Peer did
this several times but his luck ran out. Many
different stories circulate including one where, on
June 25, 1887 while drunk he tried walking the rope
with street shoes. Good condition but has missing
paper on front right - does not affect the image..
CABINET PHOTO - PORTLAND, OREGON FIREMAN & TICKET -
Cabinet of a Portland, Oregon Fireman probably about the turn of the
century and an 1895 ticket for the Fireman's Grand Ball in Union,
Oregon. Ticket in very good condition, cabinet photo is very light on
contrast - unable to read headgear insignia.
ALBUMEN PHOTO LAFRANCE FIRE ENGINE
- Attractive mounted albumen of the New Style
Piston Fire Engine manufactured by the
LaFrance Fire Engine Company of Elmira, NY.
Mount is approx. 8" x 10" and actual image is
approx. 5" x 8". Contrast is a bit light on the top
of the image as can be seen in the photos but a
nice piece for the Fire collector!
57TH NEW YORK INFANTRY - GETTYSBURG
- Nice, clear stereo view of the 57th New York
statue on the Gettysburg battlefield near the
Wheatfield. The 57th was not only engaged at
Gettysburg but also took part in battles such as
Fair Oaks, Gaines' Mill, Antietam,
Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Bristoe Station,
Wilderness and Petersburg among others.
1ST COMPANY USSS, 2ND AND 3RD MICHIGAN INFANTRY - CDV of
Lt. Roger A. Sprague signed on the bottom in period ink "Lt. R.A. Sprague
/ 2nd Mich Vol Inft". Sprague started the War in the 1st Company of USSS
but was discharged for disability. In March, 1863 he re-enlisted into the 2nd
Michigan Infantry until October, 1864 when he was discharged to accept a
commission in the 3rd Michigan Infantry where he remained until May,
1865. He was busy while in the service. When he served in the above
mentioned units, they were engaged in the battles of: USSS - Snicker's Gap,
Munson's Mill, Yorktown and Hanover Court House. 2nd Mich - Jackson,
Ms, Lexington, Ky, Blue Springs, Campbell Station, Knoxville, Fort
Saunders, Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, North Anna River,
Bethesda Church, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Weldon Railroad, Peebles
Farm. 3rd Mich - Decatur, Al, Murfreesboro, Tn. - Two top corners clipped.
ALBUMEN OF UNKNOWN CAVALRY (?) ALL
HOLDING COLT REVOLVING RIFLES !!! - Small
albumen image (mount approx. 4 5/8" x 5 7/8" &
image approx. 3 5/8" x 4 7/8") perhaps of a small
company showing 29 soldiers with 2 NCO's and
clean shots of 20 Colt Revolving Rifles and partial
views of the rest!! On the reverse in pencil is written
"21st Ohio" but serious doubt whether this could be
. Hard to say whether this is a period ID but I have
now reason to doubt it due to the uniforms and the
fact that the 21st Ohio was not a mounted infantry
regiment. The back round is a bit washed out but
looks to be a possible camp in the hills behind
(actually appears to be makeshift horse stables). Not
the best of condition but content is killer!
CDV - 24TH NEW YORK INF. - WOUNDED - 2ND MANASSAS - Image
of 1st Lt. Henry Sandhovel, Company H 24th New York Infantry.
Sandhovel enlisted in may, 1861, was wounded in action on August 30,
1862 during the battle of 2nd Manassas (Bull Run) and discharged in May,
1863. Signed in period ink on front bottom.
CDV - 22ND NEW YORK INF. - DIED OF WOUNDS - 2ND MANASSAS -
Image of 1st Lt. Charles Piersons, Company C 22nd New York Infantry.
Piersons enlisted in June, 1861, was wounded in action on August 30, 1862
during the battle of 2nd Manassas and died of his wounds on September 7,
1862. Signed in period ink on back bottom.
CDV - 2ND CONNECTICUT HEAVY ARTILLERY. - DIED OF WOUNDS
- WINCHESTER - Image of Pvt. Franklin Bunnell Company A 2nd CT.
Heavy Artillery. Bunnell enlisted in September, 1862, was wounded in
action on September 19, 1864 during the battle of Winchester and died of
his wounds on October 25, 1864. Signed in pencil on back top.
UNMOUNTED (BUT MATTED) ALBUMEN -
CIVIL WAR CAMP - Larger albumen image
(approx. 6 3/4" x 12" mounted on mat board 8 7/8"
x 14" and an opening 4 1/2" x 9 3/4") Scene is that
of a Civil War camp, many tents set up in several
locations and what looks to be a fort with cannon
against the tree line (may also be an ammunition
bunker). Image is badly wrinkled, has a dark contrast
and is missing a portion of the top right corner (not
visible with the mat - only under as the 'Additional
Images" shows. It is held in with corner mounts.
Close up views show decent clarity.
CDV - 13TH MASSACHUSETTS INFANTRY - TWICE WOUNDED -
Image of Lt. Joseph C. Colburn Company E, 13th Mass. Inf. Colburn
enlisted in July, 1861, was wounded in action on August 30, 1862 during
the battle of Second Manassas (Bull Run), promoted to Captain, was
discharged for promotion as Major in the 59th Mass. Inf in October, 1863,
was again wounded on June 17, 1864 at Petersburg and discharged for
disability as Colonel on April, 28, 1865. While in those heavily engaged
units he went through the battles of Bolivar Heights, WV, 2nd Bull Run,
Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness,
Spotsylvania Court House, North Anna River, Cold Harbor, Petersburg as
well as others. Carte has a nice period ink ID on the bottom front but image
itself has a very light contrast.
CDV - 16TH MICHIGAN INFANTRY - KILLED - 2ND BULL RUN -
Image of Pvt. Docktor Bruce Bradley Company B, 16th Mich. Inf. full
standing with rifle and Hardee hat. Bradley enlisted in August, 1861, was
killed in action on August 30, 1862 during the battle of Second Manassas
(Bull Run). It is ID'd in period ink on reverse as 'Docktor B. Bradley' but
also has what looks to be period pencil 'Doctor was born / 1834 and killed /
1863 (sic) Aug 30th / at the Battle of Bulls / Run in a charge on the / enemy
/ Bo. F, 16th Michigan Inft'. In that charge and the battle the regiment lost
96 killed, wounded and missing. Contrast of the image is a bit dark.
EARLY STEREO VIEW - GETTYSBURG - SOLDIER'S
NATIONAL MONUMENT (CEMETERY) - Image taken
by H. Frank Biddle, Shippensburg, Pa. of the Soldier's
National Monument in the Gettysburg National Cemetery.
This monument, dedicated in 1869 was very close to
where Lincoln was standing during the dedication of the
cemetery. Card in good condition.
CDV - MAINE SOLDIER IN 18TH MASSACHUSETTS INFANTRY -
WOUNDED - 2ND BULL RUN - Image of Pvt. John H. Keyes, Company
F, 18th Mass. Inf. full standing view. Keyes enlisted on April 19, 1861, was
wounded in action on August 30, 1862 during the battle of Second
Manassas (Bull Run). It is nicely ID'd in period ink on reverse as 'John H.
Keyes / Co. F 18th Mass Regt / of / Litchfield, Maine / To - / Howard A.
Thayer / Co. B 4th Maine Regt / of / Brewer, Maine'. Carte has a
Philadelphia, Pa. photographer's back mark. Image has a slightly dark
CDV - 2ND MISSOURI CAVALRY - Image of Pvt. Henry M. DeWitt,
Company K, 2nd Missouri Cavalry. Seated view that looks to be
watercolored. This originally came to me as a member of the 6th Mich. Inf.,
but was a bit sceptic due to the uniform. Thanks to the tinting, showing a
yellow stripe down the trousers and a yellow band on the kepi, combined
with what definitely looks to be a mounted great coat, there seems to be only
one choice for this soldier and that is the 2nd Missouri Cavalry. There are
only 16 Henry DeWitt's listed in the Union rosters (and one Harry DeWitt -
6th Mich Inf.). Of those 17 soldiers only one was in a cavalry regiment. ID'd
on the reverse in what appears to be period pencil - at least on the top ID.
DeWitt joined the 2nd Missouri Cav on Sept. 6, 1861 and discharged on
Sept. 16, 1864. During that time the 2nd took part in the battles of
Kirksville, MO., Moore's Mills, MO., Lexington, MO., Knob Noster, MO.,
Independence, MO., and Roanoke, MO.. From a foot or two away it looks
nice but is a bit blurry close up due to the tinting.
CDV - CONFEDERATE GENERAL RICHARD EWELL - WOUNDED -
2ND BULL RUN - Image of Confederate Major General Richard S. Ewell
with an E.&HT Anthony back mark. Ewell succeeded Stonewall Jackson in
charge of the 2nd Corps from Gettysburg to Spotsylvania, was wounded and
lost a leg at 2nd Manassas, captured at Sayler's Creek. He was eventually in
charge of the Richmond defenses late in the War. Carte is in good condition
but has a cut in the albumen paper on the top right corner. The lighting
makes it look like the corner is missing but in life there is no difference in
the coloring on either side of the cut.
CDV - CONFEDERATE GENERAL FITZHUGH LEE - WOUNDED - PRE
WAR INDIAN FIGHT - Image of Confederate Major General Fitzhugh Lee
with an E.&HT Anthony back mark. Lee graduated from West Point in
1856, was wounded in a pre-War frontier Indian fight, Lee was on staff of
Joseph E. Johnston, Lt. Col. of the 1st Virginia Cavalry at the start of the
War, became Lt. General after the Peninsular Campaign and Major
General in August, 1863. After the War he was elected Governor of Virginia
in 1885. Carte is dated 1862 on front and is identified in red period ink also
on the front.
CDV - 11TH MASSACHUSETTS INFANTRY - DOW GROVETON - Image of
Captain Benjamin Stone, 11th Massachusetts Infantry - no photographer's
back mark. Stone enlisted in June, 1861 as Captain of Company K in the 11th
Infantry. He was severely wounded in the leg at Groveton (Second Manassas)
on August 29, 1862, having it amputated and died of his wounds in
Washington, DC on September 10, 1862. Image is nice and clear of Stone
seated cradling his sword. It is inscribed in period ink on the bottom 'Benjamin
Stone, Jr. / Blandensburg, Md Sept. 1st, 1861'. Carte is in very good condition.
CDV - 1st & 61st MASSACHUSETTS INFANTRY - WIA 2ND MANASSAS -
Image of Frank T. Palmer of the 1st Mass. Inf. and at the time of this image,
the 61st Massachusetts Infantry. He enlisted and mustered into the 1st Mass.
Infantry in May, 1861 and mustered out in May, 1864. While in the 1st he was
wounded at the battle of 2nd Manassas (Bull Run). In September, 1864 he was
mustered into the 61st Mass. Infantry and mustered out in June, 1865.There is
no photographer's back mark. Carte is in very good condition.
CDV - GENERAL GEORGE H. THOMAS - Image of Thomas, the 'Rock of
Chickamauga', considered one of the three most influential Union Generals in
the War. Thomas was awarded for bravery during the Mexican War. When
getting transferred to the western theatre he defeated the Confederates at Mill
Springs, KY., participated in the battles of Shiloh, Corinth, Perrysville, Stones
River, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Missionary Ridge and on and on. Carte
has the photographer's back mark of E. & H.T. Anthony and has been slightly
trimmed on the bottom, otherwise in good condition.
CDV - GENERAL ULYSSES S. GRANT - Fantastic image of Grant, so clear
you can just about count the hairs in his beard. Photographer's back mark of
the Philadelphia Photographic Co. The General lincoln wanted because - he
fights. First in the western theatre and after Vickburg was brought in to
command the Army of the Potomac which eventually culminated in the
surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia. Image is beautiful, the two light
marks on the top right area are in the negative, not flaws in the CDV.
CDV - GENERAL ROBERT C. SCHENCK - Before the War Schenck was
politically involved with four terms in Congress and Minister to Brazil. He
participated as a Brigadier General at First and Second Manassas (where he
was wounded). He was then made Major General and was placed in command
the Middle Department and Eigth Corps in Baltimore. He retired from the
military in December of 1863 to return to Congress. Anthony image from
Brady's negative - very nice image.
CDV - POSSIBLE 13TH PA. BUCKTAIL - GENERAL PORTER'S
HEADQUARTERS 'LAFAYETTE' ALONG THE YORK RIVER - 2
BLACKS IN PHOTO - BRADY - This is from the Brady Album
Gallery (No. 370) Headquarters Lafayette - Headquarters Gen'l
Porter - Farnhold's House and York River in Distance. Image was
Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1862. Interesting
view with the (nearly falling down) house in the foreground and the
camp in the backround. There is a distinct possibility that the soldier
directly above 'Gibson' in the caption below could be a 13th
Pennsylvania Reserve Rifles (Bucktail). They were with Porter in
1862 when Porter's Division of the Third Corps was combined with
Sykes US Regulars into the 5th Corps. The soldier mentioned in the
photo, standing next to the Cavalry soldier, is shown with a short
rifle - not quite short enough for a carbine, definitely not long
enough for a .58 caliber rifle. The 13th (later known as the 42nd
PA) was issued Sharps rifles in September, 1862. He also looks to
have either a bucktail or plume in his hat. Interesting image. The
gun could possibly be something brought from home also as he
looks to have a powder flask hanging from his jacket and the angle
from the frame into the stock seems to be a bit excessive for a
Sharps. Two blacks (not soldiers) are also shown in the image.
CDV - NAVY ENSIGN - Image of a Union Navy Ensign, unidentified and no
photographer's back mark. Sleeve insignia clearly shows rank of Ensign.
Contrast a bit light & has period ink spots along left side.
CDV - CONFEDERATE GENERAL FELIX ZOLLICOFFER - Photo
lithograph of Zollicoffer with E & HT Anthony (from Brady negative)
photographer's back mark. He was killed at the battle of Mill Springs (Logan's
Cross Roads), Kentucky on January 19, 1862 when fighting against General
George Thomas. Zollicoffer also served as a Senator from Tennessee before
the War. Image in fair condition and has paper aging along bottom edge and
small abrasion to the mount on top edge.
CDV - SIGNED COLONEL FLETCHER WEBSTER - 12TH MASS. INF. KIA
- Image of Colonel Fletcher Webster (son of Massachusetts Senator Daniel
Webster). On August 30, 1862 Webster was mortally wounded on Chinn Ridge
during the battle of Second Mannassas (Bull Run). Less than a month after
his death the 12th Massachusetts regiment would have the Union's highest
percentage casualty rate during the battle of Antietam. Image is signed on
reverse in Webster's hand 'Fletcher Webster, Col / 12th Mass Vols'. Image is in
very good condition but mount has been trimmed.
CDV - 13TH MASS. INF. & 3RD MASS. H.A. WIA WALTER BEAUMONT -
Image of Walter P. Beaumont who was in the 13th Mass. Inf. as a Corporal
and Sergeant from July, 1861 to August, 1863 then transferred for promotion
into the 3rd Mass. H.A., where he eventually rose to the rank of Captain. This
view was as a Corporal which would still place him in the 13th, when he was
wounded in action at 2nd Manassas. Carte has a Boston photographer's back
mark and is signed very lightly in pencil on the bottom of the reverse.
CDV - 25TH MASS. INF. - SGT. CHARLES HALL - Image of Charles Hall
who was in the 25th Mass. Inf. as a Sergeant in September, 1861. He was
promoted to 1st Sergeant in November, 1862. Hall was wounded on June 3,
1864 at Cold Harbor, Va., with a severe wound to the left arm which was
amputated and taken to Fairfax Seminary Hospital where he died of his
wounds on June 13, 1864. Carte has a Fitchburg, Mass. photographer's back
mark. Image shows a clear '25' on his kepi.
TINTYPE - THREE UNION BROTHERS (?) - Beautifully
clear and crisp tintype (1/6 plate) of three soldiers. The
information that came with it is that they were from the LaRue
family and they were supposed to be brothers. I've done limited
research on this to no avail. Good research project. Tintype has
a revenue stamp on the reverse which places it in the 1864-65
time frame. Case has a detached cover.
CDV - GENERAL GEORGE A. CUSTER AND WIFE LIBBY - K-32 - Image
of George Custer and Libby taken by Matthew Brady and has Brady's stamp on
obverse and reverse. Image was taken by Brady on February 15, 1864. Period
ink notation on reverse "Gen. Custer & Lady'. Contrast on back round is a bit
CDV - UNION CAVALRY - LEADERS AND RAIDERS - INCLUDES
GEORGE A. CUSTER - K-29 - Image of George Custer along with the other
Union Cavalry Generals. The image of Custer on this CDV was taken in the
February 15, 1864 Brady sitting. Carte was produced by E. & H.T. Anthony
who, for a good part used original Brady's.
CDV - GENERAL GEORGE A. CUSTER - K-33v - Image of George Custer
taken by Matthew Brady and has Brady's stamp on obverse and reverse. Image
was taken by Brady on the February 15, 1864 sitting. Reverse has glue residue
from being glued onto another surface.
CDV - GENERAL GEORGE A. CUSTER - K-29 - One of the more common
images of Custer taken by Matthew Brady and was produced by E. & H.T.
Anthony using Brady's plates. Image was taken by Brady on the February 15,
1864 sitting. Reverse has a period ink id 'General Caster' (sic) and on the
obverse 'Genl Caster' (sic). Some spotting on image.
STEREO VIEW - GETTYSBURG AMPUTATION
SCENE - From a series on the 'Sights and Scenes from
the Battlefield of Gettysburg'. Scene shows an
Amputation Tent with a patient on the table, surgeon
with knife in hand. Image is not in the best condition
and lacks great clarity in the image.
STEREO VIEW - GETTYSBURG ARTILLERY SCENE
- ROUND TOP - Stereo taken by W.H. Tipton of
Gettysburg showing a camp scene (obviously post
battle) of an Artillery Unit - with horses, wagons, tents
and soldiers. Card is dirty but a great image just after
STEREO VIEW - GRUESOME GETTYSBURG DEAD
SOLDIER- Stereo by Taylor and Huntington of one of
the more gruesome images you may see. This is not
one of the questionably staged photos. This poor soldier
was hit with an artillery round which ripped away a
good portion of his stomach area. His detached hand is
also shown several feet from the body. Very good
CABINET CARD - GENERAL WILLIAM T. SHERMAN - c -mid to
late 1880's cabinet photo of Sherman by C.M. Bell in Washington,
D.C. Sherman was probably best remembered for his 'March to the
Sea' through Georgia during the Civil War but in 1869 was made a
full General and Commander-in-Chief of the Army. Very good
CDV - 111TH PENNSYLVANIA INFANTRY - Image of D. Hayes
Strickland of the 11th PA. Infantry. Addis, Washington, D.C. photographer.
Strickland enlisted in April, 1863 as an Assistant Surgeon and was promoted
to Surgeon in May, 1865. He was mustered out in July, 1865. During his
service the 111th fought in the battles of Chancellorsville, Gettysburg,
Ringgold, GA, Resaca, GA, Dallas, GA, Kennesaw Mountain, Peach Tree
Creek, Atlanta as well as others. Very good condition.
CDV - GENERAL DANIEL BUTTERFIELD - Image of General Daniel
Butterfield - Anthony from Brady's negative. Butterfield rose quickly in the
ranks. Brigade Commander in the 5th Corps in 1861. He was wounded at
Gaines's Mill and later awarded the Medal of Honor for that action. He was
involved in 2nd Manassas, Antietam and was severely wounded at
CDV - NEW YORK ZOUAVE - NEW YORK FIRE ZOUAVES - Image
identified in period ink only as Johnson. NY photographer's back mark.
View of a Zouave in his entire outfit and under magnification shows him
wearing a M-1851 Eagle belt plate. Word with it is that is had a tag with
NYFZ. This could probably make it either the 11th NY (Ellsworth's
Zouaves) or the 73rd NY. Nice full shot image. Unfortunately there are
multiple 'Johnson's' listed in these regiments.
CDV - SAM HOUSTON - Image appears to have been taken from an
albumen as the oval mat phantom lines are visible. Photographer is
Fredericks of New York and the image has an 1861 date. Houston, of
course was the ultimate Texan. A Congressman and Governor of Tennessee,
he later became the first President of the Republic of Texas and later
Senator from Texas and was removed from that office for not supporting