CDV - 99TH ILLINOIS INFANTRY - Image of Daniel Mills- Co. A, 99th
Ill. Inf. Period ink ID on reverse and photographers backmark of
Washburn - New Orleans. Mills was mustered in on 8/23/62 and mustered
out on 7/31/65. He lived in Pittsfield, Illinois. Carte is in very good
CDV - 99TH ILLINOIS INFANTRY - Image of John Weaver - Co. A,
99th Ill. Inf. Period ink ID on reverse and photographers backmark of
Washburn - New Orleans. Weaver was mustered in on 8/23/62 and
mustered out on 7/26/64 for disability. He lived in Pittsfield, Illinois.
Carte is in good condition but does have a crease coming in on the left
head area for about an inch.
CDV - LINCOLN AND FAMILY - CDV engraving of Lincoln seated
with his family. Taken from the Brady photograph of Lincoln and Todd.
Artists placed Mary and Robert Lincoln in the image. Good condition
but trimmed on top and bottom.
Images Pg. 2
CDV - ID'd NAVAL ACTING MIDSHIPMAN - Newport, Rhode Island
photograph of Alfred H. Whitalls and signed in period ink on the reverse
with the date Apr. 25, '65. Whitalls was an Acting Midshipman in 1863
and resigned on September 22, 1866. Card has a light contrast making
the collar insignia a bit tough to see.
CDV - CIVIL WAR PERIOD U.S. MARINE - Contrast is light on this
but does anyone really need to know how rare these are in any
condition? Seated shot in uniform with epaulettes and his kepi sitting on
the table next to him with a hunting horn and the 'M' in the center. Tax
stamp on reverse will date this from 1864 - 67. Very light soiling and as
mentioned above light contrast.
ALBUMEN AND CLIPPED SIGNATURE OF GENERAL HUGH JUSTIN
KILPATRICK - (4 1/8" X 6 1/2") Trimmed mount with large Civil War
period albumen (from life) - clear as can be of the General. His signature
is a post-war clip (approx. 1 1/2" x 3") in period ink. In an 1861 skirmish
at Big Bethel he became the first regular officer wounded in battle. He
became Lt. Colonel then Colonel of the 2ny NY Cav. then Brig. General
of Volunteers in June, 1863. Commanded a Division of Cavalry in the
Army of the Potomac and took part in the battles of Beverly Ford,
Stoneman's Raid and Gettysburg. Grant sent him to command a Division
in Sherman's Army and he was wounded at Recasa, Ga.
PAIR OF CDV's - 44th AND 140th NEW YORK
INFANTRY - Two period ink inscribed images of Lt.
Charles Prudhomme. He served in the 44th NYI and later
the 140th NYI during the Battles of Fredericksburg,
Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania
C.H., Petersburg and more. Both cartes ID'd in period ink
and both have renants of being glued onto newspaper and
an envelope. Both also in civilian attire. Both for one price.
CDV - MAJOR GENERAL GEORGE GORDON MEADE - No
photographers backmark. Fought in the Mexican War, commanded the
Union forces at Gettysburg and later under U.S. Grant in the eastern
campaigns. Carte is in good condition with light contrast.
CDV - BRIGADIER GENERAL AMBROSE E. BURNSIDE - D. Appleton
Photographers backmark - Served in the Mexican War, commanded the
1st Rhode Island Infantry at the start of the Civil War, when McClellan
hesitated to fight after Antietam, Burnside was given command of the
Army of the Potomac but after Fredericksburg, lost the job to Gen.
Hooker. He was a three time Governor of Rhode Island and Senator.
Carte has smudge in upper left side that appears to be in the image,
otherwise in good condition.
CDV - BRIGADIER GENERAL AMBROSE E. BURNSIDE - D. Appleton
Photographers backmark - Served in the Mexican War, commanded
the 1st Rhode Island Infantry at the start of the Civil War, when
McClellan hesitated to fight after Antietam, Burnside was given
command of the Army of the Potomac but after Fredericksburg, lost
the job to Gen. Hooker. He was a three time Governor of Rhode Island
and Senator. Carte has ID in period ink below image and several small
pin holes on upper margine, otherwise in good condition.
CDV - CONFEDERATE LT. GENERAL RICHARD S. EWELL - E. &
H.T. Anthony Photographers backmark - Commanded the Second Corps
of the Army of Northern Virginia and was in most every major conflict
that Army participated in but missed those between Second Manassas
and Chancellorsville as he was wounded in the Battle of Groveton
(Second Manassas campaign) and had his leg amputated below the knee.
He was criticized for actions at Gettysburg. Carte is in good condition
with some period ink scratchings on reverse side.
CDV - MAJOR GENERAL GEORGE B. McCLELLAN - Charles D.
Fredricks & Co. Photographers backmark - As is printed on the
obverse, this image was taken in 1861. He was given the command of
the Army of the Potomac shortly after the Battle of 1st Bull Run and
was removed from that position when he failed to pursue Lee after the
Battle of Antietam in September of 1862. He ran for President in the
election of 1864 but failed miserably to get the majority of the vote
from the soldiers of his old command. Carte has some rounded edges
but overall in good condition.
STEREO VIEW OF LINCOLN STATUE IN
WASHINGTON - Underwood and Underwood
stereo view of the Lincoln Statue in Lincoln Park,
Washington, D.C. Card is in good condition with
expected wear, image has a light contrast.
V.M.I. CADET - CLASS OF 1885 - CABINET PHOTO- Large 4"x 8"
cabinet photo of VMI cadet Robert E. Withers. Withers is listed in the
roster of VMI cadets in the Class of 1885. Image is ID'd on reverse in ink.
M. Miley - Lexington, Va. Photographer. Image has condition issues with
staining and rough, worn edges.
STEREO VIEW - THE LINCOLN TOMB IN
SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS - 1877 dated stereo view
of the memorial which eventually became the tomb.
J. Pittman, Springfield, Illinois Photographer. Card
is in good condition but does have worn en=dges
and expected wear.
STEREO VIEW OF THE FAMOUS JOHN ROGERS
STATUE - Famous Civil War sculpture John
Rogers Statue of Lincoln, Stanton and Grant.
These statues were made during the War and sold
for the home. Card is in good condition.
2 IMAGES - 8TH MAINE INFANTRY - ALFRED P. VICKERY
- Kildore Photographer, Belfast, Maine on the CDV, No
Photographers mark on the mounted tintype but does have an
1863 patent on the card. Full length view on CDV, very clear
head shot on the tintype. He enlisted on 9/7/1861 and
re-enlisted on 2/29/1864. He died on 7/4/1864 of wounds
received at Petersburg. Both ID'd in light period pencil on
reverse. CDV has typical scuffs and light soiling, card on
tintype very clean.
CDV - 20TH MASSACHUSETTS - GEORGE H. PACKWOOD- Whipple
Photographer, Boston. Tax stamp on reverse. Bust view of Packwood as a
2nd Lieut. ID'd from another image on Civil War Data Base. Enlisted on
12/20/1864 as a Second Lieutenant and was mustered out on 7/28/1865.
Image is in very good condition with typical scuffs, etc.
TINTYPE IN CDV MOUNT - 18TH ILLINOIS INF. - GEORGE PHILIPS -
Downs & Co. Photographer. Tax stamp on reverse. Bust view of Philips
with a period ink ID on the front. Not much is listed for Philips. He
enlisted into Company H on 6/30/1861 but after that there is no known
Muster Out date or a possible known casualty. Image is in very good
condition and quite clear. US belt plate is showing.
CDV - 15TH ILLINOIS INF. - WESLEY W. JONES - No Photographer
backmark. Bust view of Jones with a period ink ID on the back with
regiment. He enlisted into Company B on 5/24/1861 as a Sergeant and
worked his way up to Captain, resigning on 7/31/1863. While in, the
regiment fought at Shiloh, Vicksburg, New Berne, NC, Metamora, Tn. and
Champion Hill, Ms. CDV has some scuffing and light soiling.
CDV - SMALL RIVERBOAT - c-1860-70's No photographers
name. view shows men on deck and flags with letters clearly
visible but with flags waving can't tell what they spell. US flag
clearly visible also. Good condition but contrast a bit light.
STEREO VIEW - MEMPHIS, TN - LOOKING UP RIVER -
c-1870's. View looks to be taken on deck of one riverboat
and shows 5 others docked. Very good condition.
CDV - INTERIOR OF FORT MARION - ST. AUGUSTINE, FL
- Well known image of the 'stairs' or 'ramp' in Fort Marion in
St. Augustine, Florida. The fort was built by the Spaniards,
started in the 1600's and finished in 1756. It was originally called
the 'Castle of St. Mark' and the name was changed in 1825 to
Ft. Marion. No photographer's back mark. Image is in extremely
TINTYPE - SOLDIER (CAVALRY OR ARTILLERY) ON
HORSEBACK - ARTILLERY BACKROUND - Approx. 4
7/8" x 7" Between a half and whole plate tintype.
Interesting outdoor view with artillery in backround. This
shot looks to be a close to period copy (tintypes were a one
shot deal, if copies needed to be made they were placed on
a board, etc and another tintype would have been taken
of the original). There is a bend running right down the
middle from top to bottom but no cracking or flaking as
a result and there are also a few other minor bends. The
edge of the original image and lines from exposure in a
frame can also be seen. You can see where the original
had gilt on the brass of the sword, etc. Good condition.
STEREO VIEW - REBEL CIGAR STEAMER - Photographed
and published by Bell & Bro. in Washington, DC. These radically
designed ships were designed by the Winan's family, from
Baltimore who moved to the South when war broke out. The
boats were never really successful and only six were built. In the
photo the boat is tied up next to a monitor of the US Navy. The
card is soiled and stained as can be seen in the photos, the image
is relatively good and clear.
STEREO VIEW - DEAD REBEL SOLDIER AT PETERSBURG -
published by E. & H.T. Anthony - New York. The description on
the reverse side of the card did not scan well, it is very legible and
states: 'A dead Rebel Soldier, barefooted, killed by a shell, which
tore his side out. The entrails are protruding from his side. This
view was taken in the trenches before Petersburgh, Va. April 2d,
1865 and shows a foot passage halt way up the side'. The card is
soiled and waterstained as can be seen in the photos, the image is
somewhat blurred along the bottom (due to the water damage)
and is not very sharp on the image in general but rarely seen
STEREO VIEW - IMPROVISED DINNER TABLE IN THE
FIELD - Rare Views - Army of the Potomac published by E. &
H.T. Anthony - New York. View shows soldiers around a make
shift table with all the fixins. Speculation that these are band
members as there are two drums and a musician's sword in a tree
behind the table. A flag which looks to be a 35 star medallion
pattern also hangs from the tree behind. The card is soiled and
waterstained as can be seen in the photos, the image is somewhat
blurred along the bottom (due to the water damage) but is
relatively sharp when looking with a glass on the rest of the
CDV OF GENERAL WINFIELD SCOTT - Scott was one of this
country's greatest soldiers. He fought in the War of 1812 and was badly
wounded at Lundy's Lane (Niagara Falls, Ont.), was
Commander-in-Chief of the US Army in 1841 and in the Mexican War.
He was the Whig nominee for President in 1852 but defeated by
Franklin Pierce. Overall Commander of the Army at the outbreak of the
Civil War it was he that came up with the Anaconda Plan strategy for the
Union. He retired from the army in late 1861 and died in 1866 at West
Point. Backmark is Anthony but is partially scratched off. There is a
piece of tape across the top of the reverse side from a framed mounting.
Carte is in good condition.
1903/4 STEREO VIEW OF THE HIGH WATER MARK AT
GETTYSBURG - Very clear stereo view by Underwood &
Underwood copyrighted on front 1903 and on the back
1904. View shows what appears to be a veteran sitting on a
flank marker next to the Rhode Island Light Artillery
monument. In the backround is the Copse of Trees and
High Water Mark monument. What appears to be a horse
drawn tour buggy is also in the back round. Image is very
CDV - 1st ILLINOIS CAVALRY / 83rd ILLINOIS INFANTRY - Image of
Wesley B. Casey - no photographer's back mark. Bust view shows a bearded
Casey as a Lieut. wearing a kepi, it is ID'd in period ink on the bottom of
the front and in pencil on the reverse. Casey enlisted into the 1st Illinois
Cavalry but his Company was detached to the 83rd Illinois Infantry where
he fought most of his entire time in the army. He joined the 83rd and was
with them from 7/5/62 until 8/5/64 when he resigned. While in, the 83rd
took part in the battles of Waverly, Tn., Stones River, Tn., Fort Donelson,
Tn., Clarksville, Tn. and Uniontown, Ky. While not listed in the data base,
in the Wall's 'History of Jefferson County', Casey is noted to have been
wounded at Fort Donelson (shot through the arm) and having a horse fall
on him, crushing his leg. The CDV is a bit dirty and does have several
GETTYSBURG STEREO VIEW - FELLED TREE BY
ARTILLERY ON CULP'S HILL - Stereo view by L. Mumper of
Gettysburg. Early view taken on Culp's Hill with huge tree torn
down near base from an artillery shell. Not a real sharp photo
but still fairly detailed. Several black spots on photo look like
period ink but are in the actual photo. Card is in good condition.
GETTYSBURG STEREO VIEW - DEAD CONFEDERATE
SOLDIERS AT THE WHEAT FIELD - ROSE WOODS - Stereo
view by L. Mumper of Gettysburg. Early view taken near the
Rose Woods showing the Confederate dead gathered for burial.
This was originally attributed to Gardiner and the wagon in the
backround is supposed to be his. Card is in very good condition.
CDV - LIBBY PRISON - RICHMOND PHOTOGRAPHER - Image of Libby
Prison in Richmond, Va. with the photographer's marking of Anderson -
Richmond, Va. Believe this image to have been taken shortly after
Richmond was taken as there are what appears to be Union soldiers outside
guarding. Clothes can be seen hanging out the windows probably after
washing. Interesting image. CDV has a bit light contrast and is in good
43rd MASSACHUSETTS INFANTRY - LARGE
ALBUMEN - 1863 - (12 3/4" X 13 5/8" mount - 9 1/2"
X 11 1/8" albumen image size). There were a number of
these shots taken by Lieut. G.H. Nickerson on March 13,
1863 at Camp Rogers in Newbern, N.C.Most of what you
see are the distant views of the troops in a square
formation - not a close view as this one. There is a
pre-printed description and title on the mount.
Unfortunately this one has some water damage as can be
seen in the photos. The image itself is not too bad but
does have areas of spotting in the lower left and upper
right edges. There is a bit of waviness in the mount due
to the water.
CDV - INDIAN CHIEF HOLDING A RIFLE - Image of lightly tinted Indian
Chief with head dress and holding the barrel of a rifle. There is no
photographer's backmark but image looks to be a period second generation
photo due to the clarity as can be seen in photos. Looks good until you put
a loop on it then you notice the fuzziness. There is an abrasion in the
albumen paper near the hand holding the gun. At one time the back had
been glued to some kind of board and there was a lot of material left on the
reverse but I have removed that.
RUBY AMBROTYPE OF INFANTRY SOLDIER NEXT TO HIS
HARDEE HAT - 1/6 Plate ruby ambrotype with great clarity
showing the soldier sitting next to a table that holds the Hardee
hat with Infantry insignia. To me this guy looks a bit familiar
and of course when it comes from Michigan and you see that
Hardee hat, the 24th Michigan Infantry of the Iron Brigade
automatically comes to mind. As far as I have been able to
check, I have been unable to confirm even a slight chance of
that. The image has a few small scratches and the leatherette
case has been repaired on the hinge though it is still shakey.
Overall a beautiful image.
CDV - MAJOR GENERAL GEORGE B. McCLELLAN- Published by
E&HT Anthony - New York, from Brady's National Portrait Gallery. Nice
3/4 standing view of McClellan on pre-printed mount with his name and
1861 date. McClellan was in command of the Army of the Potomac until
right after Antietam when Lincoln replaced him for not pursuing Lee after
defeating him on the battlefield. VGC
CDV - FREDERICK HILL MESERVE COPIES OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN
- TAKEN FROM THE ORIGINAL PLATES - Image of Abraham Lincoln
made by Frederick Hill Meserve in the early 1900's off the original plates.
These were the famous Cooper Institute photographs by Mathew Brady on
February 27,1860 that were credited with showing Lincoln in a light that
helped win the election. This has Meserve's stamp and notations in his
hand on the reverse. Unfortunately due to the paper used at that time, it
lacks the clarity that the period CDV's had but they were taken from the
CDV - 33rd ILLINOIS INFANTRY - Full standing view of Dennis E.
Dayton (probably a relative of James L. below) of the 33rd Illinois Infantry.
He enlisted on August 24, 1861 into Co. E, 33rd Ill. Inf., re-enlisted
January 1, 1864 and mustered out November 24, 1865 at Vicksburg . It is
inscribed on the reverse in period ink 'Denis E. Dayton'. The 33rd fought in
the battles of Magnolia Hills, Port Gibson, Champion's Hill, Big Black
River Bridge and Vickburg, Mississippi. Carte has a Princeton, Illinois
photographer's back mark. Carte is in very good condition.
AMBROTYPE - ID AS CHARLES STONE 47TH & 59TH MASS INF
- 1/9 plate size ambrotype of a Union soldier seated wearing a frock
coat with slight tinting to his cheeks. Under the image written in a
more modern pencil is " Prv Charles Stone / Co. E 47 Mass". He is
listed as serving in the 47th Mass. Inf. from September, 1862 to
September, 1863 and in the 59th Mass. fromJanuary, 1864 to May,
1865 then in the VRC until August, 1865. He is also listed as wounded
in action at Petersburg on 6/17/1864. I had no reason to doubt the ID
but always would like to see that nice period ink instead of later
pencil. Has a full case that has the spine repaired with black tape (and
a very nice job), The light line from shoulder to shoulder is actually a
reflection and is not in the image.
TINTYPE OF UNION SOLDIER - HARDEE HAT - PATRIOTIC
UNION CASE - 1/6 plate size tintype of a Union soldier wearing a
Hardee hat (of course Iron Brigade comes to mind), can see the
infantry bugle and the Company letter 'G'. Just a tad dark but nice
looking image. Patriotic Union (gutta percha) case with eagle, flag,
etc. Just a few nicks on edges and slightly loose hinge but otherwise in
very good condition.
CDV - 22nd & 38th MASSACHUSETTS INFANTRY - WIA - Image of 1st
Lieut. Frank N. Scott with what I believe is a Boston photographer's back
mark. He enlisted on September 6, 1861 and resigned August 22, 1864. He
was wounded in July, 1862 at Malvern Hill, Va as a member of the 22nd
Mass. and on August 23, 1862 was discharged for Promotion as an officer
in the 38th. 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 "Frank N. Scott / 1st Lieut. Co. B / 38th Mass Regt". Very good
CDV - 1st & 38th MASSACHUSETTS INFANTRY - WIA - Image of 2nd
Lieut. William H. Jewell. No photographer's back mark. He enlisted in
May, 1861 into the 1st Mass. Inf. then in August, 1862 commissioned into
the 38th and mustered out in June, 1865. He was wounded in October,
1864 at Cedar Creek, 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 "W.H. Jewell / 2nd Lieut. Co. A / 38th Regt
Mass Vols". Very good condition with light stain on reverse.
CDV - ASST. SURGEON - 38th MASSACHUSETTS INFANTRY & 1st
MASS. BATT. CAVALRY - Image of Assistant Surgeon George F.
Thomson. No photographer's back mark. He enlisted in August, 1862 into
the 38th as Asst. Surgeon and in 1865 became Surgeon of the 1st Mass.
Battn Cavalry. He mustered out in June, 1865. 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 "Geo. F. Thomson /
Assist. Surgeon / 38th Mass Vols". Very good condition.
CDV - 38th MASSACHUSETTS INFANTRY - WIA - Lieut. Timothy
Ingraham, Jr.. No photographer's back mark. He enlisted in April, 1861
into the 3rd Mass. Inf. then in August, 1862 as Sgt. Major and mustered
out in July, 1865. He was wounded on April 13, 1864 at Snaggy Point, Red
River, 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 "Lieut. T. Ingraham / Co D 38th Mass". Very good condition with
light stains on reverse.