MANUAL - INDEX OF GENERAL ORDERS - 1863 - Printed in
Washington 1864 - 205 pgs Rarely come across these, the index for
the General Orders. Great reference tool for searching through the
GO's. Has both an index of names (individual soldiers) and subjects
in which to search. In very good condition with exception of heavy
wear on spine as can be seen in photos. Marble board covers with
3/4 leather (spine and corners). Missing flyleafs in front.
1866 PATENT GLASS / PEWTER FLASK - 7 1/4" In height.
Cap has "M.V. OLRY'S PATENT SEPT. 26, 1866" . I believe
the patent would have something to do with the spout and how
it seems to be molded right into the bottle. This can be seen
in the photos. Pewter cap and bottom cover (which when
looking through top into flask the markings of "OLRY &
CO. / PHILAD" is visible. Some bubble imperfections in
glass. Overall very good condition.
1862 BIBLE WITH ARMY-NAVY LIBRARY CHRISTIAN
COMMISSION NAMEPLATE - ID'd TO 60TH OVI - Bible
has a nice nameplate inside front cover "ARMY & NAVY
LIBRARY / PRESENTED BY THE / NEW YORK
CHRISTIAN COMMISSION". In pencil there is an ID of
W.E. Matsen / Fort Schuyler, NY. Matsen was a member of
the 60th Ohio Infantry. Cover hinges are very weak and
partially separated, rest of bible is good.
1841 MILITIA LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE STATE
OF MAINE - 144pgs. 1841 - Augusta, Maine Nice early
pre-Mexican War manual used by all commissioned officers in the
Militia. Leather spine is in good condition and is not split as is seen
in most leather spine books this age. Some staining and foxing as
would be expected in a manual this old, otherwise in good condition.
CONFEDERATE BOND - CR-29 - $100. Confederate bond
showing vignette of R.M.T. Hunter. Lithographed in Richmond,
Va. by B. Duncan and issued April 15, 1862. Still retains eight of
the original interest coupons. Total of 8,884 were issued. Very
U.S. AGRICULTURAL ALMANAC FOR THE CIVIL
WAR YEAR OF 1862 - Printed in Lancaster, Pa by John
Baer's Sons, this 34 page almanac (6 5/8" x 8 1/8") was
calculated for the meridian of Pennsylvania and adjoining
states, has interesting stories, information on fruits,
vegetables, planting info., etc.. The almanac is soiled and
has some staining, along with some missing or folded
corners on some pages. Fairly decent condition though
for a 145+ year old item that no doubt saw heavy use at
least for one year.
ARTILLERY SPONGE FOR 3" ORDNANCE RIFLE - This
one has seen better days. Approx. 40% of the original
carpet type fibers are off, exposing the heavy woven
backing. The 'pillow' is still intact inside. A little rough but
as honest as they come.
CIVIL WAR PERIOD LITHOGRAPH OF
BENTON BARRACKS, MO. - 10 3/4" x 16 5/8"
overall size Litho by A. McLean in St. Louis of
the huge facility. Has been mounted many
years ago to a cloth backing resulting in some
ripples in the print and soiling to the print in
general. This is the first Benton Barracks Litho
I've seen. Looks like a good majority of the
soiling will come off with a good drafting eraser
if so desired.
PATRIOTIC COVER - 1865 dated Charles Magnus
cover, purple with silver text shows an eagle on shield
and the text " U.S. Armies operating against Richmond,
Va. / Co. Regt. Vol. Brig. Div.". Very good
condition. (Just as the above cover but with silver text)
SOLDIER'S BIBLE - 142ND ILLINOIS INFANTRY - 1 1/2" X
3 3/8" X 5" New and Old Testament Bible dated 1861 with
old ink ID "Supposedly Uncle Phil carried this through the
Civil War - later gave it to Fannie". There is also on the
same page a very light pencil inscription "Phil W. Bowers /
Touico (?) / LaSalle County / Illinois". Another pencil
inscription on the opposite page is the Fannie mentioned in
the first "Fannie Stevens / Freeport". Philip W. Bowers was
in fact a soldier in Co. I, 142nd Illinois Infantry but only in
for five months. After the War belonged to GAR Post #84 in
Polo, Il. The bible is somewhat shaken but complete missing
most of the flap tongue and the page with inscriptions is
M-1881 U.S. HELMET PLUME - SIGNAL CORPS -
Black horsehair plume for the M-1881 helmet. Black
was the color designation for the Signal Corps in the
1890's. Very good condition. One of the photos shows
more of a light brown color but color is actually dark
PATRIOTIC COVER - MAGNUS - Think this one may be
a typo. The corps badge looks more like a Sixth Corps
than a Ninth Corps. Signed with Chas. Magnus -
considered to have been the best during the War for
patriotic covers. Very good condition but some light
PAIR - ENLISTEDMEN'S SHOULDER SCALES - Set of brass
shoulder scales with 4" crescent meant for use by corporals
and privates - completely intact. Some dents and nicks as
one would expect. They have been polished but some of
original patina is on reverse.
PAIR - SERGEANTS SHOULDER SCALES - Set of brass
shoulder scales with 4 3/8" crescent meant for use by
sergeants - completely intact. Some dents and nicks as one
would expect. Small area of separation between the two
halves on one. They have been polished but some of original
patina is on reverse.
PEWTER DRINKING FLASK - JAMES DIXON & SONS -
Pewter flask made by the famous powder flask
manufacturer - James Dixon & Sons. It is well marked on
both the bottom of the flask as well as on the top of the
screw on lid. Top comes off for use as a drinking cup if so
desired. A few dents and dings and a nice dark gray patina.
WILLIAM McKINLEY MEMORIAM RIBBON - Ribbon issued after his
assassination has a cloth image applied to the black ribbon (corners are a
bit raised). In faded text are the words: "Loved by 70,000,000 / Now Gone
Beyond / Wm. McKinley / His Last Words / God's Will, Not Ours / Be
Done". Ribbon is in solid condition but is missing a portion of the bottom
fringe as can be seen in photo.
1856 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORAL TICKET - BUCHANAN - 3 13/16"
X 6 3/8" Democratic Presidential Electoral Ticket for the 1856
Presidential election. Buchanan's running mate was John C.
Breckinridge who would later become a Confederate General and CS
Secretary of War during the Civil War. Ticket has a water stain
covering the top half, otherwise in very good condition. Blank on the
INSIGNIA FOR THE M-1881 U.S. HELMET - Unissued
stamped brass Artillery insignia for the Model 1881 U.S.
helmet. All three hooks are intact. Excellent condition.
SINGLE U.S. CIVIL WAR SPUR - Typical Civil War style
brass spur with iron rowel - good condition.