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.
VERMONT DRUMMER BOY - Has to be one of the youngest drummer
boys I've seen. The drum if on the ground would come up close to his
waist. Photographer is P. N. Bliss in Richford, Vermont. The boy's sash
drum sling and tie are all lightly tinted red. There is residue from 2 tax
stamps dating the imge probably in the 1864-5 range. Carte has been
trimmed, has some bad stains on front and a crease across the top but
still a neat image.
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.
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CDV - 99TH ILLINOIS INFANTRY - Capt. Isaac Hodgen (identified
from another ID'd image). Hodgen enlisted in August, 1862 as 1st Lieut.
and QM, promoted to Captain on June 15, 1863. He was from Pittsfield,
Ill. Photographers backmark of Washburn - New Orleans. Has a '99'
and Infantry bugle visible on kepi. Carte is in very good condition.
CABINET PHOTO - GEN. BENJAMIN HARRISON - Post War photo
showing Harrison in civilian attire, no doubt this pose was used as a
Presidential campaign tool for the 1888 Presidential election. Card is in
very good condition.
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.
DURING AND AFTER THE WAR PHOTOGRAPHS - Two
photos on heavy cabinet card stock, one of an unknown
soldier during the war in uniform and the second taken long
after the War. The back of the card has the dates of 1862
and 1901. Card is in good condition but has chipped corners.
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.
CDV - INTERESTING IMAGE OF SOLDIER WITH JAW BRACE -
Photographers backmark of E. Balch in New York, this is something I have
not seen before, a soldier with a jaw brace on. Assume it is from some kind
of wound or injury. Good condition but has worn edges and typical age wear.
CDV - 15TH NEW HAMPSHIRE INFANTRY - CAPT. WILLIAM
GORDON- Appleton Photographer, New York. Full length view of Gordon.
ID'd from another image on Civil War Data Base which looks like it may
have come from the unit history. Enlisted on 10/2/1862 and was mustered
out on 8/13/1863. Image is in very good condition, has light stain on top
border. While in, the regiment was engaged at Port Hudson and Baton
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 - 14TH CONN. INF,
ANDERSON'S MASSACHUSETTS SHARPSHOOTERS AND
1ST RHODE ISLAND LIGHT ARTILLERY - Large format
stereo by Webster & Albee of Rochester, NY. Early view looking
down Hancock Avenue with the three monuments listed above.
Card is in very good condition.
GETTYSBURG STEREO VIEW - 93RD NEW YORK
INFANTRY MONUMENT - Large format stereo by Webster &
Albee of Rochester, NY. Early view taken from Meade Avenue.
Card is in very good condition.
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 - ARTILLERY ON
CEMETERY HILL WITH TOWN IN THE DISTANCE - Stereo
view by L. Mumper of Gettysburg. Early view taken on Cemetery
Hill showing several Parrott cannon on the old original park
iron carriages and the town of Gettysburg in the backround.
Card is in very good condition - contrast a bit dark.
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.
GETTYSBURG STEREO VIEW - LITTLE ROUND TOP -
LOOKING NORTH - Stereo view by L. Mumper of Gettysburg.
Early view taken on Little Round Top showing the view that the
Union forces had looking north. Card is in good condition but
has a wrinkle in the right side of the photo.