CHARLES MAGNUS SONG SHEET VERSE - C-1861 (5" x 8")
"Weep Not, Comrades, For Me" dealing with the Battle of First
Manassas this beautiful piece starts with an except from a Union
soldier's diary telling of the sorry tale of the soldier's friend dying in
his arms and with his last breath speaking these patriotic words "Weep
not for me, comrades, I die for our Country's loved Liberty". Inspired
verse follows. Very light toning along edges otherwise near mint
condition. Magnus was the best known period publisher of fine paper
CHARLES MAGNUS CAVALRY LETTERHEAD - C-1861-63 (5 1/4"
X 8 1/4") folded patriotic letterhead stationery titled " Advance Guard
Cavalry - Near Alexandria, Va." showing 13 Cavalrymen on advanced
guard. Beautiful color typical of the quality items that Charles
Magnus produced. Some extremely light soiling on paper and light
toning along edges, otherwise exceptional condition.
1866 I.R.S. LETTER - Yes, the I.R.S. was active in the Civil
War Period. Written on I.R.S. Stationary this is simply a
request for stationary and schedule vouchers. Paper is in very
good condition with exception of a brown paper strip
mounted to the reverse side for what appears to be some kind
7TH MARYLAND INFANTRY SOLDIER'S MEMORIAL -
19" x 23 7/8" Memorial for a good unit. Printed by Major &
Knapp of New York in 1864, there are some condition
problems due to the framing and storage with spotting,
soiling and some tears with old repairs on the reverse of
which the worst is in top center. Some of their engagements
include: Wilderness, Spottsylvania, North Anna River,
Tolopotomy Creek, Petersburg, Weldon Railroad, Hatcher's
Run, Five Forks, Appomottox C.H.. The comments on the
Memorial include many Killed, Wounded and POW's. Fair
Condition but hard to find Maryland Memorials.
REPORT OF BRIG. GENERAL HENRY M. NAGLEE - 1863 Collins,
Printer - Philadelphia. 15 pgs. - Part taken by his brigade in the
Seven Days from June 26 to July 2, 1862. Includes his report and the
General Orders that were issued. Good condition but foxing and
staining on the pages. Some separation on the seam.
PRESIDENTIAL LAND GRANT - 1851 - For military
service - awarded 162 acres to Benjamin F. Harris of Captain
Stoves Company in the First Kentucky Cavalry. Land is in
the State of Missouri. Signed for President Millard Fillmore
by Secretary Alexander McCormick May 20, 1851. Good
condition but some fading of the ink.
PRESIDENTIAL LAND GRANT - 1851 - For military
service - awarded 160 acres to Bernard McNally, a private in
Captain Charleton's Company in the First Pennsylvania
Volunteers. Land is in the State of Missouri. Signed for
President Millard Fillmore by Secretary Alexander
McCormick May 20, 1851. Good condition but some fading
of the ink. Seal caused a fold in the document.
SHEET MUSIC - "GRAFTED INTO THE ARMY" - 1862 dated 5
page (including cover) of "Grafted Into The Army" by Henry C.
Work, published in Chicago, Illinois. Good condition with some
foxing, appears to have been taken from a once bound collection.
SHEET MUSIC - "GEN. SIGEL'S GRAND MARCH" - 1864
dated - 3 pages of misic. Written by T.J. Martin and published in
Cleveland. Good condition with some soiling and foxing, pages
are detached and looks to have been taken from a bound volume
of sheet music. Binding string cuts on left margin could be
covered with mat if framing.
PATRIOTIC SONGSHEET - BATTLE OF SALEM HEIGHTS
(CHANCELLORSVILLE) - (5" X 7 3/4") "Tell Mother, I Die Happy" as
the text notes were the dying words of Lieut. Crosby who was killed in his
battery on Salem Heights on Sunday evening, May 2, 1863. Crosby is
actually Franklin Butler Crosby of the 4th U.S. Light Artillery. In the
records they have him listed as dying on May 3. Published by S.T.
Gordon on Broadway in New York. Color is very vivid and item is in very
PATRIOTIC SONGSHEET - NAVAL THEME - (5" X 8") "Home
Without a Mother" published by Charles Magnus in New York
(considered on of the finest during the War in engraving and lithos)
Song about a mother's death, scene shows a sailor amidst marine
backdrop. Very good condition with some age toning anda very small
sliver of paper missing on lower left corner.
SONG SHEET - 11th MISSOURI VOLUNTEERS - (4 3/8" x 8")
Songsheet written by D.C. of Company K, 11th Missouri Vols. Titled
"A New Song! Composed Expressly for the 2d Brigade, 8th Division,
16th Army Corps, Stationed at Germantown, Tennessee". Dated
March 10, 1863 and printed by the Memphis Bulletin Print, Telegraph
Building. Has a few folds and some foxing at those folds.
1844 BY-LAWS OF THE CONCORD LIGHT
INFANTRY - 3 3/4" X 6" , 8 pages in wraps on the
By-Laws of the Concord, New Hampshire Light
Infantry in 1844 - just prior to the Mexican War.
Along with the articled by-laws it also contains the
members of the unit as of May 1, 1844. In good
condition but has folds.
1847 TEMPERANCE BY-LAWS - NEW HAMPSHIRE - 3 5/8" X 5
1/8", 28 pages in wraps entitled: Constitution and By-Laws of Tahanto
Division No. 6 of the Sons of Temperance of the State of New
Hampshire / Instituted Jan. 14, 1847. Printed in Concord in 1847.
SEMINOLE WAR - ARMY AND NAVY CHRONICLE - Volume 4,
No. 25 - Whole Number 129- June 22, 1837. Approx. 7 1/4" x 10
5/8". This 16 page edition which is complete, has approximately 8
pages on the (Second) Seminole War. Mostly, it contains military
reports and letters pertaining to the campaign. It is in good solid
condition (made of period rag paper), looks to have been at one
time bound with other editions (common practice during that time)
as there are loose binding holes in the left margin. There is a large
water stain that can be seen in the photos, this is entirely
throughout that document.
GROUP OF 7 CALLING CARDS - MEMBERS OF THE 50TH NEW
YORK ENGINEERS - No doubt from a reunion, only one is pre-printed,
the rest are hand written. Most are from Elmira, NY, one from Bath, NY
and one unknown. Several are very light but legible and they identify
their unit on the cards. The cards are from: Thomas J. Finlan, Francis
Miller ((2) different), Charles E. evans, Jacob Story ((2) different) and
Charles G. Goodfruit. Goodfruit is the only member I could not find a
record on but the card does identify the unit under his name. All hasve
some scuffs and smudges.
118th ILLINOIS INFANTRY - ARMY DIPLOMA -
VICKSBURG - Approx. 11 1/4" x 14 1/4". Very
attractive certificate in very good color for Corporal
Jasper White (from Wythe, Ill), Co. H 118th Illinois
Infantry due to his bravery at Vicksburg. Signed by
the Captain of his Company. Entered in According
to Act of Congress in 1863 and Published by
McMullen & Gates - Cincinnati. Some minor
condition issues but overall VGC.
SHEET MUSIC - COLONEL ELLSWORTH FUNERAL MARCH
- Published in 1861. Ellsworth was a good friend of Lincoln and it
was said that Lincoln took the death badly. He met his fate at the
start of the War and became a martyr in Alexandria, Virginia
where he was shot by the owner of the Marshall House after
entering the establishment to tear down a Confederate flag flying
from that building. Separation on the bound end and some
foxing, otherwise in very good condition. Would look great framed.
SHEET MUSIC - TRIBUTE TO COLONEL BROADHEAD OF
THE 1st MICHIGAN CAVALRY - (CUSTER'S MICHIGAN
CAVALRY BRIGADE) - Published in 1863. Col. Broadhead was
mortally wounded at the Battle of 2nd Manassas on August 30,
1862. As he lay dying he wrote a very moving letter to his brother
which was highly publicised afterwards and is the basis for the
song. Separation on the bound end and some foxing, otherwise
in very good condition.
1864 UNION LINCOLN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION TICKET - Years
back a good number of these from Ohio surfaced. They used to bring well
over $200 but since the discovery have dropped to a more reasonable rate.
This is one of those, a Mahoning County, Ohio ballot but it has been
altered for use in Lake County. It is in very good and clean condition with a
small stain in upper left corner. (approx. 3 3/8" x 7 1/2")
TWO TICKETS FOR THE U.S. INTERNATIONAL EXPO -
1876 - Not one but TWO Package Tickets for the United States
International Exhibition held in Philadelphia between May 10
and November 10, 1876. Printed by the Philadelphia Bank Note
Co. The graphics are beautiful. There is a red overprint on the
obverse of 'FIFTY CENTS' . Printed on ticket stock. The two
tickets allow you to display both sides. (approx. 2 1/4" x 3 3/4"
each) Each ticket is serial numbered and I do have a number of
these sets to offer, so the exact serial numbers shown in the
photos may not be the same but the condition is guaranteed to be
as good as those shown in the photos
$ 24. (per set of 2)
GUNPOWDER KEG LABEL - AMERICAN POWDER MILLS C-1883
- these are often mistaken to be Civil War Period labels but with A.O.
Fay as President they are actually circa 1883. It is approximately 6
1/16" in diameter and in extremely good condition. The graphics are
CLARKE'S CONFEDERATE ALMANAC - 1864 - (approx. 4 5/8" x 7
1/2" - 24 pages including front & back covers). This is the "Cheap
Edition" of Clarke's Confederate Almanac for the year 1864,
calculated for the latitude and meridian of the Richmond, Virginia
region. Sold by Bell & Co. of 55 Market Street in Lynchburg,
Virginia. Like most almanacs of the day it notes previous historical
events and that also includes battles of the War fought in the previous
years of 1861-62 but not 1863. Completely intact on poor quality
paper as most later War years books and periodicals were. Faded on
covers and two small areas on back cover with holes.
1864 UNION McCLELLAN - PENDLETON DEMOCRATIC
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION TICKET - This ballot is for Darke County,
Ohio and is in good condition with only some light staining. Approx. 2
1/2" x 5 3/8".
104TH NEW YORK INFANTRY - CAMP SCENE -
Approx. 10 3/8" x 14 3/4" overall with the bordered
image being approx. 7" x 13 3/4". This is a War period
hand watercolored illustration of the 104th NYI camp
scene at Belle Plain, Va. no doubt in the winter months
of 1862-63. These were many times purchased by the
soldiers from the suttlers. Paper does have typical light
creasing from being rolled up for such a long time and
does have two rips (repaired with archival tape). The
104th was a battle hardened unit, taking part in many
hard fought battles including 2nd Manassas, South
Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville,
Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, North
Anna, Cold Harbor, Petersburg and Weldon Railroad.
DAVID K. PARKS MILITARY ANTIQUES AND HISTORICAL MEMORABILIA
PERSONAL INVITATION FROM SECRETARY OF WAR STANTON -
Approx. 4 7/8" x 7 3/4" invitation from Edwin and Mrs. Stanton for a
Misses O'Bannon to visit on a Thursday evening - January 24th - at
their residence - no year given but during Stanton's stint as Secretary of
War, the 24th only landed on a Thursday in 1861 & 1867. Ink is a bit
light - good condition.
LINCOLN ASSASSINATION SHEET MUSIC - 1865 - 'THE
NATION MOURNS - FUNERAL MARCH TO THE MEMORY
OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN - THE MARTYR PRESIDENT'.
Published in 1865. Nice portrait of Lincoln on cover. Separation
on the bound end as it was once bound in a volume. Would look
great in a frame.
LINCOLN ASSASSINATION SHEET MUSIC - 1865 - 'IN
MEMORIAM - IN HONOR OF PRESIDENT LINCOLN'.
Published in 1865. Separation on the bound end as it was once
bound in a volume. Would look great in a frame.
PATRIOTIC COVER - GENERAL BURNSIDE - Patriotic
envelope with engraving of General Ambrose Burnside,
Commanding the Burnside Expedition. Printed by Magee in
Philadelphia. Good condition but does have staining along the
CIVIL WAR SHEET MUSIC - THE UNION ARMY MARCH
Published in 1861. Nice color cover with a dedicated to the
Commanders, Officers & Privates of the Union Army theme,
showing Generals McClellan, Rosecrans, Wool, Sigel and
Blenker. 8 pages complete with rough binding edge as it was once
in a privately bound volume. Very good condition.
ORIGINAL OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS - GREENE CARBINE -
Approx. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" 'DIRECTIONS FOR USING GREENE'S
CARBINE' on very thin paper and distributed by the Massachusetts
Arms Company. The Greene carbine was manufactured by
Massachusetts Arms between 1855-57 and total quantity was only 300
for the US and another 2,000 for Great Britain. The instructions are
probably as rare as the guns. Excellent condition.
WWI SHEET MUSIC - CAMP CUSTER MARCH ONE-STEP
Published in 1917 - 4 pages. Nice color cover showing a
beautiful image of General George Armstrong Custer and a
scene from Camp Custer which is just on the outskirts of Battle
Creek, Michigan. Very good condition.
MICHIGAN - SMALL BROADSIDE - "TO THE SOLDIERS OF
OLD WASHTENAW" - Approx 6 3/4" x 8 3/4" Patriotic open
letter to the soldiers of Washtenaw County, Michigan on their
right and important input on the election during the War.
Though non-dated it appears this may have been for the
mid-term election in 1862. Very patriotic. Very good condition
though there is a stain in the upper left corner.
MEXICAN WAR SHEET MUSIC - SMITH'S MARCH - Approx 9
7/8" x 13 1/4" Written to General Persifor Smith - Hero of
Contreras - 1848. Smith was an officer in both the Mexican and
Seminole Wars and one time Military Governor of California.
During the Mexican War he took part in the battles of Veracruz,
Cerro Gordo, the Battles around Mexico City and received a
General's commission for the Battle of Contreras. Has been
trimmed on the spine edge causing all the pages to be detached -
otherwise in very good condition.
CONFEDERATE TELEGRAPH - 28TH MISSISSIPPI
CAVALRY - Approx 4 1/4" x 8" Southern Telegraph Company
message to Capt J. Shelby (Capt. E.J. Shelby) of the 28th
Mississippi Cavalry (Mayson Dragoons). Through research I'm
finding this is the only CS Captain Shelby that works for
location, name and date. It is not dated by month, only the day,
5, 1864. From Jonesboro (GA), to Capt Shelby and reads:
"Hasten articles for exchange can do much with cotton & salt.
Speculations are forestalling us = send more wagons" and is
simply signed "Orr". More research indicates that this would be
Capt. Charles W. Orr of the 3rd Mississippi Cavalry (killed at
Atlanta July 22, 1864) which would date this telegraph to July 5,
1864 as the 28th Miss Cav was in Fayetteville, Ga (approx. 6
miles from Jonesboro. Good condition with some light fading of
the pre-printed area on right side.