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.
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 good condition.
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
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 detached.
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
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.
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 reverse side.
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.
U.S. ARTILLERY SHELL JACKET - SIZE 2 -
Regulation issue shell jacket with red piping, 12
button front, 4 on each collar and 4 on each
sleeve. All buttons present though there are
several period replacements. Belt pillows on back
still intact. There are some light areas of missing
piping and perhaps 6 or so small holes in the
cloth. There is one stain on the front of the jacket
which does not show too badly and I have already
taken out much of it by blotting with water and a
rag. Overall still a very solid jacket.
UNION PATRIOTIC COVER - Colorful cover with cannon
and flag - Good condition.
UNION PATRIOTIC COVER - Colorful cover showing eagle
over shield. Ribbon in eagles beak states "Liberty and Union
for Ever and Ever". Front rather clean, reverse shows signs of
once being mounted in perhaps an album.
US ARTILLERY M-1863 HORSE CURB BIT - Nice non-dug bit with
the applied US insignia on both sides and also marked twice with US
on the inner iron areas. No makers markings. Very good condition.
MEMORIAM RIBBON FOR THE 1885 DEATH OF GENERAL AND
PRESIDENT U.S. GRANT - 2 1/8" x 4 1/2" memoriam ribbon for the death
of President U.S. Grant. Portion of black cloth bar across the top is missing
otherwise in very good condition.
CORPS BADGE - EITHER FOR THE 12th OR 20th ARMY CORPS - Badge
made of sheet silver with a T-bar pin, approx. 1 7/16"(H) x 1 7/16"(W) and
has black tarnishing in places. There are flourishes engraved on the face.
CORPS BADGE - RARE ENGINEER CORPS - Badge made of a thicker
sheet silver with a loop pin, approx. 1 7/16" Dia and has darkened
tarnishing in places especially on reverse. This badge is listed and shown in
Phillips' book "Civil War Corps Badges" on page 151 and those with these
badges are believed to have been attached to the 23rd Corps due to the 23rd
Corps badge that the Engineer's Castle is mounted to.