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Item #29092 Killer albumen of men from the 1st Light Artillery perched atop Lookout Mountain. With out a doubt the most photographed location of the war. Nice period ink inscription across the bottom which reads, "C. S. Cotton Major 1st Reg Ohio Light Art". Major Cotton stands to the far left while a group of 11 other men and officers are huddled together on the outcropping of the cliff. This one measure 9.5" x 11.75". A small amount of foxing but nothing to serious. Following the battle the unit would go on to fight in a number of other serious engagements. Great view! $1250.00 SALE PENDING!

Item #78192 Beautiful carte view identified as Newton H. Kingman of Wisconsin. Kingman would initially enlist as a private in Co. K. of the 1st Wisconsin Infantry to serve a 90 day enlistment just days after Fort Sumter. The regiment would be mustered out in August. Two months later he would be commissioned a 1st lieutenant in the 13th Wisconsin. A promotion to captain would come in June of 1862. Kingman would serve the rest of the war with the regiment and eventually be mustered out of service in August, 1862. This is a beautiful view of Newton. He is dressed in this extra rich M1851 eagle waist plate. which is worn over his sash. His shoulder boards also look to be of the highest quality which is normally not seen. He wears two holstered revolvers. One which is worn on the belt and the other tucked into the belt with his sword at his side. He certainly spared no expense in equipping himself. There are a few other known views of Kingman taken at different times during the war. This one has a very nice period ink id along the bottom reading "N. H. Kingman Capt. 13th R. W. Vols". Super nice view. $315.00 SOLD!

Item #45241 Very nice carte view identified as Corporal George E. Wright of the 16th Massachusetts Infantry, 11th Massachusetts Infantry and later as a member of the VRC. George would first muster with the 16th Massachusetts on July 15, 1863 where he would serve for one year. He would however be wounded on May 6, 1864 while engaged at the Wilderness. Two months later he would transfer into the 11th Massachusetts in mid July. He would however be plagued by the injury received at the Wilderness and in May of 1865 he transferred once again. This time into the VRC. George would serve another 3 months but the injury continued to be an issue and August, 1865 he was discharged for a disability. This view dates to his time with the 11th Massachusetts. Very nice period ink id on the reverse which reads, "Corpl. Geo. E. Wright Co. F. 11th Regt Mass Vols. Winsted, Conn". Back marked out of Alexandria, Virginia with a tax stamp also. This one comes with a folder full of paper work as well. $185.00

Item #19213 Carte view of the 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery. This is number 410 from the Brady's Album Gallery series. This view shows the regiment while they were encamped in the former location of the quarters for the Louisiana Tigers. Taken in Yorktown, Virginia during the build up prior to the Peninsular Campaign in 1862. Dozens of large mortars are lined up in foreground. Dozens more rifled cannon are lined up in neat rows farther back. The entire regiment has lined up for the photo as well as many onlookers. The masts of ships can be seen far off in the distance moored in the harbor. Sibly tents as well as every kind of structure imaginable dot the landscape and are intermingled in amongst the implements of war. The original paper tag remains on the reverse identifying the scene. This one does have some staining to it which you can see. Great view however. $150.00

Item #89754 Carte view of Colonel Joseph John Morrison of New York. Morrison was commissioned a captain in Co. A of the 83rd New York Infantry in late May, 1861. He was discharged just 2 months later. That December he took a commission as captain of the 3rd New York Light Artillery, Co. B. He would remain there until may, 1863 when he would resign his commission. Possibly due to the inactivity and boredom which comes with seeing little to no action. January of 1864 saw Morrison taking a colonel's commission with the 16th New York Heavy Artillery. He would serve in that capacity until his eventual discharge in August, 1865 but would receive a brevet to brigadier-general in March of that year. This view shows Morrison dressed in his double breasted frock and wearing his colonel's shoulder boards. Mint view but no back mark on this one. $100.00 SALE PENDING!

Item #91321 Very nice carte view of Union general Philip H. Sheridan. This one has been hand signed in period ink by Sheridan. Unfortunately it appears he signed the piece while it was housed in a album page with half the signature on the carte and half on the page itself. Sadly the album page was separated from the image at some point so I only have the image and a partial signature. Still a very nice carte with a very desirable signature. This one is back marked by Anthony and has a tax stamp on the reverse. $450.00

Item #81642 Beautiful mounted albumen print of the famed Burnside Bridge located at Antietam. This view of the bridge was taken by Gardner not long after the armies had left this place. Damage to the bridge and the adjacent stone wall from the fierce battle which was waged here can still be seen. It looks very tranquil considering the hell that took place here. Titled across the bottom "Burnside Bridge, Across Antietam Creek, Maryland". This print is extremely large. The entire albumen card measures 18" x 13" so it's pretty big. The image itself measures 9" x 7". This is a very, very nice print. Don't get much nicer than this one. $800.00

Item #69199 Carte view identified as Samuel E. Kilborn of the 5th Vermont Infantry. Kilborn would enlist as a private in mid September, 1861. Over the next 4 years he would receive 4 promotions. Corporal, sergeant, 1st lieutenant and finally to captain in November, 1864. He looks to be wearing lieutenants bars here which would date it to sometime after June 9, 1864 when he received that rank. A month prior he would be wounded while fighting at the Wilderness on May 5, 1864. Kilborn sits here dressed in a short jacket and officers trousers. His hand rests on a book on the table next to him with his cap present as well. The top of which is adorned braid. A pencil id is written along the side reading "S.E. Kilborn" This one is in a bit of rough shape. It has been trimmed along the top and bottom and has a few creases in it. Back marked out of Poultney, Vermont. $75.00 SALE PENDING!

Item #19821 Carte view identified as Joshua Simster Garsed of Co. B., 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, Birney's Zouaves. Joshua would muster with the famed regiment as a corporal during the first week of August 1861. Serving with the Army of the Potomac he saw no shortage of front line action. During that time he would rise to the rank of 1st Lieutenant only to be captured at White's Ford just two months after his promotion. He would spend the next month and a half confined at Libby Prison before being exchanged and rejoining his regiment. Joshua would slug it out with his men through the next few battles arriving at Gettysburg at 4 o'clock on July 2nd. On the 3rd at 5:30 in the afternoon a Whitworth round fired from a rebel position slammed into Garsed striking him between the right shoulder and neck which literally "tore him to pieces". Presumably he was struck during the intense Confederate bombardment that was meant to soften up Federal lines prior to the final grand charge for the Confederacy. Later that evening a shallow 2 foot grave was dug on the farm of Michael Frey and Garsed was laid to rest there. On the 11th his brother and father arrived on the field and had his body disinterred and embalmed before sending it back home to Philadelphia for burial there. He was finally laid to rest on the 23rd with full military honors in the Leveringon Cemetery of Philadelphia. This very image is published on page 107 of "History of the 23rd Pa. Volunteer Infantry". No back mark on this one but an extremely rare view. $1350.00

Item #19851 Carte view identified as George C. Dunham. There are a number of George Dunham's listed in the HDS. I have not taken the time to run through them to try and make a positive id. He appears to be an older soldier in his mid to late 30's and is dressed in a infantry frock. Nice period ink id across the bottom front. desirable back mark out of Alexandria, Virginia. $75.00

Item #90785 Super nice carte view of General Burnside. Probably one of the nicer Burnside views I have seen. Seated pose of the general with a great view of those iconic sideburns. Nice rich tones to this one. Back marked by Appleton & Co. of New York. $100.00

Item #89122 Nice Vannerson & Jones carte view from Richmond. More than likely we are looking at a minister with the Federal Army posed with is wife. While this view is by Vannerson & Jones it does bear a tax stamp on the reverse which means it was taken after the Federal occupation began. He is dressed in a plain frock with covered buttons and plain black cap which was specified dress regulations for ministers serving with the army. His wife sits strumming a guitar which rests in her lap. Small scratch running horizontal across her face otherwise fine. Nice image with a very sought after southern back mark. $150.00

Item #77678 Carte view of Colonel Griffin Alexander Stedman, Jr. of Connecticut. Stedman would initially be commissioned a captain with Co. I of the 5th Connecticut Infantry in July, 1861. That November he was discharged for a promotion to major with the 11th Connecticut Infantry. A promotion to lieutenant colonel would come during the summer of 1862. Three months later Stedman received a wound in the leg at Antietam on September 17, 1862. A week later a promotion to full colonel would come for his actions there. He would continue to serve as colonel for the regiment up until August 5th, 1864 when he was killed in front of Petersburg while in command of the brigade. As a result he would receive a brevet to brig-general following his death. This one is a very nice view of the colonel with a faint pencil id across the front bottom. Back marked by Prescott & Gage of Hartford, Connecticut. Super nice view. $175.00

Item #79781 Mint carte view of Captain George Bowne of the 1st New Jersey Cavalry. George would muster with Co. I beginning in mid September, 1861. A promotion to sergeant would come in June, 1863. He would make captain that following November but not before a wounding he received at Haw's Shop on the 28th of May, 1864. Bowne is shown here with the rank of captain. The 1st New Jersey Cavalry would go on to participate in 95 engagements! 12 men from the regiment would eventually receive the Medal of Honor. No back mark on this one but pristine condition. $275.00

Item #21785 Nice grouping attributed to Lieutenant George Berdan of the 7th New Jersey Volunteers. Consisting of a carte view of Berdan along with a small pocket bible which Berdan presented to his sister Mary in January, 1862. The carte view shows the lieutenant dressed in his frock and wearing the corresponding rank. George would muster as a corporal in Company G. starting in July, 1862. Three months later he would be promoted to 1st sergeant. A promotion to 2nd lieutenant would follow just 2 months later. Berdan would see action a slew of engagements as the regiment fought it out during the Peninsular Campaign. Yorktown, Seven Pines, Savage Station, Glendale, Malvern Hill and dozen others. George would manage to survive the blood bath of 1862 but would not be so lucky the following spring. While engaged at Chancellorsville he would be killed leading his men into battle. George would present the bible to his sister while the regiment was encamped along the Potomac near Budd's Ferry, Maryland. The inscription written in period ink reads, "Presented to Mary Berdan by her brother George. While camped on the Potomac shore near Budd's Ferry, Md". It is then dated January 9th, 1862. The regiment would be encamped here from November, 1861 through April, 1862. Some wear to the cover but otherwise a neat pair of items. $500.00 

Item #89891 Carte view of Colonel Samuel L. Buck of the 2nd New Jersey. Buck would be commissioned a major in the 2nd New Jersey in May of 1861. A promotion to lieutenant colonel would come in January, 1862 when he replaced Isaac Tucker. He served with distinction during the Peninsular Campaign receiving a promotion to colonel of the regiment after Tucker was killed during the Battle of Gaines Mill. Buck would command the 2nd New Jersey through the 2nd Battle of Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. During the Battle of Chancellorsville he would lead the regiment in the VI Corps attack on Salem Church. Buck would assume command of the brigade after his commander, Henry Brown was wounded in the repulse from Salem Church. Serving in that position for only a few hours he was severely wounded when while crossing Banks Ford an enemy shell exploded startling his horse which threw him. He spent a good deal of time in Washington recovering and did not return to command until the fall of 1863. Back in the saddle Samuel would lead the regiment through the Mine Run Campaign and then the Overland Campaign in the spring of 1864. July would see the end of his term and he would be mustered out of service. This view is hand signed in ink on the back. Bottom corners are rounded otherwise a very nice carte view of a hard fought unit. $250.00

Item #89732 Beautiful and rare carte view of the "Drummer Boy of the Rappahannock" Robert Henry Hendershott. Dubbed the "Drummer Boy of the Rappahannock" after reportedly volunteering to cross the Rappahannock into Fredericksburg during the onset of the battle. Although his claim to fame came into scrutiny following the war. He was 13 at the time of the supposed exploit into the Fredericksburg battle. He was eventually discharged for epilepsy. Regardless of whether or not he actually took part in the crossing of the Rappahannock he became a national celebrity and toured both the country and France. During the following years he posed for a number of different views and did an 8 week stint peforming with P.T. Barnum's Museum. Robert was however not a very likeable person according to most accounts and known to exaggerate his stories if not fabricate them completely. Robert is shown here dressed in uniform and posed with his drum. He holds his drumsticks at the ready. This one is back marked "R. H. Hendershot Drummer Boy of the Rappahannock at Fredericksburg". rare back mark and great view. $1000.00

Item #44644 Beautiful carte view of Corporal Edward F. Harrington of the 4th Massachusetts Heavy Artillery. Great view of Edward dressed in his heavy artillery frock. Red corporal's chevrons on the sleeve and you get a great view of the attachments on the shoulder area where the brass shoulder scales would be attached to the frock. Killer view of his McDowell pattern cap resting in his lap with artillery insignia pinned to the top with a large company letter "D" and the numeral "4" below. Edward would enlist in August of 1864 and serve until the regiment was mustered out of service in June, 1865. They would serve mainly in the defenses of Washington. There is a different photo listed on the HDS of an individual who is supposed to be Harrington however that view is incorrect. That view depicts a lieutenant of infantry. Edward never served in the infantry nor did he achieve the rank of lieutenant. Back marked out of Virginia. $195.00

Item #67812 Carte view of Surgeon William W. L. Phillips of the 1st New Jersey Cavalry. William would muster with the regiment for a 3 year term beginning in the summer of 1861. This regiment participated in a total of 97 engagements!! 12 men from this regiment would be awarded the Medal of Honor. Based on their battle history it can be safely assumed that William was kept very busy in his role as surgeon. He apparently saw his fill of war time service and mustered out during the fall of 1864. This is the same view which is published on page 287 of "Jersey Cavaliers". Thee is also a pencil id on the back which also identifies him. Back marked out of Trenton. Nice view. $265.00

Item #90121 Carte view of private Ephriam Deeter of the 1st Ohio Cavalry. At 18 years of age Deeter would enlist with Co. I. in late February, 1864. At some point nearthe end of his enlistment he would be hospitalized for an undisclosed illness. He would remain in the hospital until being mustered out and discharged from the hospital. This one has a period pencil identification written across the front, bottom by a former family member. No back mark. $165.00

Item #77897 Carte view identified as Samuel H. Libby of Maine. Samuel would initially enlist as a 1st lieutenant in Company A of the 27th Maine Infantry near the end of September, 1862. Libby would spend the enitre 9 month enlistment with the regiment serving mostly picket and guard duty. He would muster out with the rest of the regiment in mid July, 1863. On Christmas Eve, 1863 he would enlist as a captain with the 2nd Maine Cavalry. They would serve mainly in the area of New Orleans, Alabama and Florida conducting a number of raids to disrupt enemy supply lines. He would serve up until December, 1865. This view is not signed but an identical view was sold at Cowan's which was singed. There are a couple of other views of him known. Back marked by Brady. $125.00

Item #89322 Carte view of sergeant Augustus Barnard of th 16th New Hampshire. Barnard would muster with Co. D at 29 years of age in October, 1862. The 16th was a nine month regiment and the only real action they would see was the Seige of Port Hudson. They would spend most of their time in and around the swamps of New Orleans and they would pay a heavy price for it in the way of malaria. Barnard is dressed here in a frock with these enormous sergeants chevrons on his sleeve. Augustus would serve out his nine month term and return home in August of 1863. He would however only live another 3 and a half month after returning home passing away in mid December. More than likely the result of his time spent in the New Orleans swamps. This one was identified from the albumen sleeve in which it was housed with a period ink inscription below the image. That ink inscription will be included with the image as well as a photo of the albumen page in which it was housed with the signature. Very nice view. $135.00

Item #95412 Nice carte view of Henry Bailey of Charlestown, Massachusetts. Bailey would serve with both the 5th Massachusetts Infantry and later with the 14th Massachusetts Mounted Artillery. Initially enlisting with Co. D. of the 5th Massachusetts in September, 1862. He would serve 9 months before mustering out with the regiment in July, 1863. The following February he joined with the 14th Artillery. This views dates to his service with that unit. Dressed in his artillery jacket and heavy trousers for mounted use. He also wears his gauntlets. His cap rests on the table beside him with artillery insignia pinned to the top and the numeral "14" clearly visible. Bailey would see considerable service with both Units. Fighting in and around New Berne with the 5th and then at such battles as the Wilderness, Cold Harbor, Spottsylvania and a good many more with the 14th. Very nice view which originated from the family album. Comes with a small amount of documentation on the Bailey and the regiment along with a signed note of authenticity from Bedford Hayes of Gunsight Antiques. Back marked out of Boston. $125.00

Item #79798 Rare carte view of Confederate General Thomas L. Rosser. He would begin the war serving as a 1st lieutenant and an instructor for the famed "Washington Artillery" of New Orleans. Rosser would command a company during the First Battle of Manassas during which he gained notoriety for shooting down one of McClellan's observation balloons. He would receive a promotion to captain for doing so. During the Peninsular Campaign he would command a battery during the Seven Days before being severely wounded at Mechancisville. Following his recovery he would receive promotions to lieutenant colonel and then colonel of the 5th Virginia cavalry just a few days later. Rosser would play an instrumental role during the Second Battle of Manassas, South Mountain as well as Antietam. Severely wounded again at Kelly's Ford he would be out of commission up until just before the Gettysburg Campaign. Here he would command a a regiment at Hanover and the fighting in the East Cavalry Field. Afterwards he would receive a promotion to brigadier general of "Laurel Brigade" which would gain fame under Turner Ashby. He would be wounded yet again at Trevilian Station where his brigade would capture a number of men serving under Custer. A close personal friend and West Point classmate of Rosser's. Turning the tables Custer then over ran Rosser's troops at the Battle of Tom's Brook and chased them for over 10 miles. During the process Custer captured General Rosser's private wardrobe wagon. Rosser had captured a pair of Custer's trousers earlier at Trevilian Station and now Custer had captured Rosser's uniform. A rather comical communication between the two friends ensued. He would receive a promotion to major general in November, 1864 earning the nickname "Savior of the Valley". In January, 1865 he took 300 men across the mountains in the middle of winter and managed to capture two full regiments while they sat in the works at Beverly, West Virginia. During the Appomattox Campaign he would capture Union general John Irvin Gregg. On the morning of April 9th he made a daring charge at Appomattox Court House and escpaed with the majority of his command as Lee was in the process of surrendering his troops. The escape would be in vain and Rosser would surrender at Stauton, Virginia on May 4, 1865. Seldom seen view of this great commander. This one is back marked by Selby & McCauley who worked out of Maryland. $450.00

Item #21167 Carte view of Edward T. Shantz of the 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry, Co. I. Shantz enlisted with the famed 72nd on August 10th of 1861. At some point during his time with the regiment he received a wound. Where that wound was received, how it was received or even when it was received doesn't appear to have been recorded. Simply that he was wounded. Whatever the wound was it was serious enough for Shantz to earn a discharge for disability almost 3 years to the day of his enlistment on August 15, 1864. This view is inscribed with a period ink id by Shantz on the reverse stating his name, regiment and company information as well as an address. Possibly his own or whoever the view was sent too. This one is slightly trimmed and has clipped corners as well. No doubt from it's placement in an album at one time. Back marked by Evers of Philadelphia. $185.00

Item #68734 Carte view of Jabez Lamar Monroe Curry. A resident of Lincoln County, Georgia Jabez would wear many hats during his life time. Lawyer, diplomat, adminstrator, US congressman and also serving in the Confederate congress. After his defeat for re-election in the Confederate Congress he served in the Home Guards and served on the staffs of Joseph E. Johnston and Joseph Wheeler. In October, 1864 he would serve in Atlanta as a Judge Advocate in the military courts. He was later appointed lieutenant colonel of the 5th Alabama and participated in a number of engagments in and around Alabama. He would resign in April, 1865 after learning of his wife's passing. That October he would travel to Washington where he would be pardoned by the Federal Government. This one has a very nice Richmond back mark by Rees. Nice view. $225.00

Item #11290 Very interesting carte view of this soldier dressed in a Zouave style uniform. His cap has the numeral "6" pinned to the front along with the company letter "A". This one is back marked out of Baltimore and I believe this is a member of the 6th Massachusetts Volunteer Militia. He is dressed in this unique dark Zouave jacket with trefoil cuff design and unsual triagular shaped shoulder tabs. The same design adorns the waist sash. The 6th Massachsuetts of course became forever known to history as a result of the Baltimore Riots in which the regiment was mobbed by the town citizens as they attempted to march through the city on their way to Washington. I originally thought this to be a view of Luther C. Ladd of the 6th Massachsuetts who became the first soldier of the war to be killed in action as a result of the riot but I don't believe that to be the case. The regiment would return to Baltimore in May and occupy the city for several days and would do so again in both June and July. Very rare view. Back marked by Shorey's Gallery of West Baltimore St. $375.00

Item #46512 Beautiful carte view of Colonel William Robertson of the 24th New Jersey Infantry. William would muster as a colonel is September of 1862 and would take part in the first assault on Marye's Heights during the Battle of Fredericksburg. They would not fare well losing 160 men during the fight. Another 40 would be lost at Chancellorsville. Robertson would manage to survive the hell storm and muster out in June of 1863 along with the rest of the regiment. This view is hand signed in ink by William across the front bottom. Back marked out of Philadelphia. Near mint card with just the bottom corners clipped. Very nice view! $300.00

Item #89541 Nice carte view of an unidentified Federal officer. I know I have seen this guy before but I have been unable to locate his identity. Looks to have the rank of a lieutenant here. Back marked out of Washington. $75.00

Item #22623 Splendid carte view of Walter F. Devereux. This one is incorrectly identified as William Devereux in modern pencil on the reverse. Walter would first enlist as a corporal in Co. C. of the 1st Iowa Infantry starting in May, 1861. While only a 3 month regiment they would be heavily tested at Wilson's Creek and receive considerable praise for repulsing repeated attacks by an enemy force 5 times their number. Walter would muster out of the 1st Iowa that August and in December he would enlist once again. This time with the 16th Iowa. There he would serve in the Western Theater for the next year and a half. In June, 1863 Walter would be discharged for a promotion to captain with the 47th USCT. He would serve but another year before being dismissed. This view dates to his time serving with the 47th. Wonderful view of Walter sporting his captains bars and this magnificent cap with braid adorning the crown. Nice period ink inscription on the front and back marked out of Vicksburg where the regiment was stationed from March up until October, 1864. $200.00

Item #56559 Carte view of lieutenant Charles W. Haskell of the 9th Vermont infantry. Commissioned at sergeant in Co. D starting in July of 1862. He would receive promotions to lieutenant in November of that year and to 1st lieutenant that following May. He would serve up until June, 1865. The 9th Vermont was part of the force captured at Harper's Ferry in 1862. They would go on to serve in a number of engagements and were one of the first units to enter Richmond after the fall of the Confederacy in April, 1865. Very nice view by Brady. $100.00

Item #41901 Rare carte view of Confederate General John S. Bowen of Georgia. In 1861 he was appointed lieutenant colonel of the Missouri Volunteer Militia tasked with protecting Missouri's western borders from raiding parties of Kansas Jayhawkers. Not long afterwards he was captured at Camp Jackson. While waiting to be exchanged Bowen was commissioned a colonel in the Confederate States Army and set about recruiting the 1st Missouri Infantry after his release. Promoted to brigadier general in March, 1862. He would distinguish himself leading his brigade during the Battle of Shiloh but was severely wounded by an artillery shell during the engagement. After his recovery he would distinguish himself once more during the Second Battle of Corinth but failed to get the support required and was forced to retreat. At the Battle of Port Gibson, Bowen would once again fight with distinction. Desperately out numbered he managed to delay Grant and the Army of the Tennessee for an entire day personally leading two seperate charges. Next he would fight at Champion Hill where he nearly managed to split Grant's forces in two. Once again however he failed to get the needed support and was forced to retreat. He would fall back to Vicksburg and help repulse numerous Union assualts but became severely ill with dysentery during the siege. A former friend of Grant, his final act was to help ease negotiations for the surrender of the city. Not long after his parole he would succumb to the disease and died near Edwards, Mississippi. He has been highly praised as one of the best generals of the Western Theater. Some foxing to this one but nothing to severe. Period pencil id on the reverse and back marked by Anthony. $350.00

Item #89012 Neat little caricture view of Jeff Davis depicting his famed escape after the end of the war. This one is titled "Waiting for the Hour". Davis is shown seated under the "Sour Apple Tree" dressed in a hoop skirt as he is often depicted. A noose can be seen dangling in the tree refrencing the tune of "Hanging Jeff davis from a Sour Apple Tree". A flock of crows can be seen approaching in the back ground with two others perched in the tree indicating his imminent doom. A very disposed looking Davis rests with his elbow on his knee and a large dagger at his feet witht he words "Last Ditch" scrawled in the corner. A pencil inscription along the bottom reads "Jeff Davis 1865". This one was pasted in a book at one time so if there was a back mark on it it is obscured by the paper and glue residue on the back. Neat little view. $100.00

Item #28981 Carte view of of Commodore Charles Wilkes and an unknown acquaintence. Wilkes sits to the right with his cap resting on the table. A career navy man Wilkes is probably best know for his involvement in what became known as the "Trent Affair". Assigned to search for the Confederate commerce destroyer the CSS Sumter Wilkes traveled to the British colony of Bermuda. British rule allowed that an American vessel of either side could remain in port for no longer than a day. Wilkes stayed for a week. His next impressive move was to blockade the harbor and then open fire on a Royal Mail Ship that was attempting to enter into port. Next he ordered his steam frigate the USS San Jacinto to persue and capture two Confederate commissioners to England who were bound for England on board a British vessel. Firing two shots across the bow of the British vessel he forced it to stop and then proceeded to board the vessel and arrest the two commissioners and deliver them to Fort Warren located in the Boston Harbor. As a result his actions nearly caused a full scale war between the United States and the United Kingdom. Disavowed by Lincoln the two commissioners were released. Promoted to commodore in 1862 he commanded the James River flotilla and later that year took charge of a Special Squadron in the West Indies. In June, 1864 he would be placed on the retired list due to his age. This one has a unique back mark out of Havana. Most certainly taken during one of his stops in pursuit of Confederate blockade runners. $275.00

Item #58162 Carte view of private Frasier Rosenkrans of the 44th New York Infantry, Co. K. which was known as the Ellsworth's Avengers. Frasier's war time service began on September 30, 1861. The 44th saw extensive action taking numerous casualties along the way. Their baptism by fire came at Hanover Court House taking considerable loss. From there they were in the heat of action of every single major battle of the Army of the Potomac and they paid a heavy price for doing so. Rosenkrans remarkably managed to come out unscathed battle after battle. At Gettysburg they defended Little Round Top where they lost 111 men. Rosenkrans luck finally ran out at Spotsylvania Court House. He received a bullet to the chest and lay on the field eventually falling into enemy hands. Sent to the infamous Andersonville Prison I doubt he stood much of a chance with such a serious wound. As a result he never left. He is reported in the "1865 Census Mortality Schedules Officers and Men Town of Benton" that he died there as a result of either from the wound or from starvation. Probably a combination of both I would presume. His name is written on the back but whether it's in his own hand is unknown. Back marked out of Alexandria, Virginia. $275.00

Item #21999 Rare carte view by Brady of Colonel Henry A. V. Post of the 2nd USSS. Henry would be commissioned into the 2nd United States Sharp Shooters on the 1st of January, 1862 by special order from the War Department. Prior to that he was serving as the Lieut. Colonel to the regiment. He would not serve in that position long. While leading his men during the Battle of Antietam a ball struck him in the upper arm traveling down the length of the arm and exiting at the elbow. He was carried back to the famed Stone Church on the Sharpsburg Road before eventually making his way back to a hospital in Washington. As a result of that wounding he would receive a discharge on November 18th, 1862. The back bears a very nice period ink inscription reading "H.A.V. Post Col of 2'd U.S.S.S. Wounded at Antietam. Sept. 17th, 1862. Resigned Nov. 1862". This one is marked by Brady. Great image from this highly sought after unit! $700.00 

Item #21991 Wonderful carte view of the "Union Volunteer Refreshment Saloon" which was located in Philadelphia during the war. The title "saloon" is some what deceiving as it gives the imediate impression that this was a bar. It was infact nothing of the sort. It operated under the Sanitary Committe and provided meals, shelter and hospital care to troops returning from the front. It served more as a hospital than anything else. The saloon itself is located in the center with a massive eagle placed on top with the hospital located to the left. "UNION VOLUNTEER HOSPITAL" can be seen painted across the front of the structure. Troops awaiting discharge, back pay or still recovering from wounds or illness would be housed and cared for here until they were able to return home. It also consisted of a small cemetery for those unfortunate men who never left. At least two dozen men can be seen standing out in front of the chow hall witht he words "UNION VOLUNTEER REFRESHMENT SALOON" painted across the front. The rear of the card tells a number of facts about the establishment and a short history on it's inception noting that 52 men have died there while in the care of the hospital staff. Very neat view $275.00 

Item #89765 Rare carte view of Eugene F. Trask of Massachusetts. Eugene is shown here dressed in a Massachusetts militia uniform but by the time war rolled around he was now living in Iowa. Just days after the firing on Fort Sumter he would enlist in the 1st Iowa Infantry for a 3 month term. After his discharge he would take up service with the 41st Iowa Infantry starting in October, 1861 enlisting as a 2nd sergeant. He would serve with the 41st up until mid April, 1862 when he was transferred into the 7th Iowa Cavalry. Trask would receive a promotion to sergeant major that November. The sergeant would however meet an untimely end on September 3, 1863. While riding in a stage coach on his way to Fort Randall they came under attack by Indians at Tackett Station near Choteau Creek. Trask was killed and their horses stolen. This one does have an old period ink inscription across the back reading "Act. Sergt. Maj. Trask 14th Iowa Infty. Kiled by Indians Sept 4th, 1863". The inscription is slightly off but id is certainly correct. Unique and rare view. This one is slightly trimmed along the top and bottom. Back marked out of Lowell, Massachusetts. $450.00

Item #89876 Wonderful carte view identified as William Edgar Sweet of the 23rd Ohio Infantry. William would muster with Co. B as a private starting in late June, 1861. He would be promoted to sergeant major in October, 1862. He wears that rank here. In June of 1864 he would be promoted to 2nd lieutenant. Less than a month later he would be promoted again to 1st lieutenant and adjutant. Two months later he would make captain. In March, 1865 he would be brevetted to major for his actions at Winchester but would resign that same month. He would rejoin the U.S. Army in January, 1867 and serve until late 1870. During that time he would be brevetted twice more. William is shown here wearing the rank of sergeant major which he obtained in October, 1862. He also wears a small pork pie hat with laurels sewn to the front and a "WIS" pin for that state of Wisconsin. Now why he is wearing that pin or where he got it is a msytery. My guess is he was possibly serving with some troops from Wisconsin who gave him the pin. I have read of several such examples occuring. Nice, period ink id on the front of this one reading, "Wm E. Sweet Sergt Maj 23 O.V.". No back mark on this one. The top is trimmed but otherwise fine. $295.00

Item #33339 Very nice carte view of Surgeon Andrew Heermance Smith. Andrew originally enlisted as an assistant surgeon with the 43rd New York Infantry in December of 1861 until his discharge for a promotion to surgeon with the 94th New York Infantry in late May of 1862. He would then serve with the 94th for only 2 months before receiving another promotion. This time to assistant surgeon with the United States Army Medical Staff. He would serve with the medical staff until his resignation in April of 1868 but not before a promotion to both captain and major in mid March, 1865. This is a very nice view Smith. Very clean with no bends or creases. $150.00

Item #68754 Rare carte view of Captain W. E. Tysinger of the 1st Virginia Infantry "Williams Rifles". Tysinger would start the war as a 1st sergeant in the spring of 1861. The first Virginia would be a relatively small unit totalling some 570 men. The captain would be mortally wounded while fighting during the Second battle of Bull Run In August, 1862. The regiment would suffer a 22% casualty rate during the battle. This view was obviously done posthumously to commemorate his death and qoutes his last words "Give my sword to my mother. Tell her I died in defence of my country". This one does not have a back mark but it does have a cancelled tax stamp on the reverse marked "Richmond Jun 9, 1864". Rounded corners but otherwise very nice! $850.00

Item #27691 Super nice carte view of a Washington D.C. militia soldier ready to march. Sporting one heck of a four button sack coat he is equippted with just about every accouterment he can carry. Wearing a US waist belt with capbox and his bayonet scabbard. A tarred canvas haversack hangs from the shoulder paired with his M1858 canteen. His rubber blanket is tied over his shoulder along with another canteen while carrying his musket at shoulder arms. Completing the uniform is a felt slouch cap that looks as though it met it's fate under the hoof of a horse. Fantastic carte view. This one is back marked out of D.C. with a tax stamp that looks to be dated September, 1864. Great view. $475.00 

Item #79121 Post war cabinet card of Captain Moses Lang of the 15th New Hampshire. Obviously made from a seperate war date view of the captain. Lang mustered as a captain with Co. C. starting in November, 1862. They would serve in Lousiana and participate in the seige and assault of Port Hudson before mustering out in August, 1863. $75.00

Item #89754 Rare carte view of Major General Robert McAllister. He would start the was as a lieutenant colonel with the 1st New Jersey Infantry. In August of 1862 he would be promoted to colonel of the 11th New Jersey Infantry. McAllister would lead the regiment through Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville unscathed. He would not be so lucky leading the regimnet at Gettysburg. The colonel was severely wounded on July 2nd just moments after commanding the regiment to open fire. Shot through the left thigh he was carried off the field and surgeons thought the wound to be mortal. McAllister defied the odds and survived. After a 4 month convalescence to recover he would return to his regiment. Given command of the brigade after his return he would preform admirably during the Wilderness, Spotsylvania and the Petersburg Campaign. Promoted to brevet brigadier general for his actions at Boydton Plank Road and later promoted to full major general in March, 1865 for meritorious service during the war. This view is identified both on the front and back. A cancelled tax stamp on the reverse dates it to January, 1865. Included in a copy of the book "The Civil War Letters of Robert McAllister". Rather than keep a diary out of fear that it might fall into enemy hands, McAllister wrote home to his wife and daughters almost daily during the war. The book published in 1965 encompasses 637 letters which McAllister wrote detailing his daily experiences during the war. This one is back marked out of Philadelpia. $800.00

Item #21299 Beautiful carte view of Major Charles H. Fosselman of the 7th New Jersey Infantry. Just weeks into the war Charles would enlist as a private in the 2nd New Jersey Militia. There he would serve in the defenses surrounding Washington and be held in reserve during the First Battle of Bull Run. Discharged at the end of their 3 month term he would then enlist as a sergeant in the 7th New Jersey beginning in September of 1861. Charles would see considerable action during the Peninsular Campaign fighting at Williamsburg, Fair Oaks, The Seven Days, Second Bull Run and Antietam. He would somehow survive the campaign uninjured. In October, 1862 he would be promoted to sergeant major and would fight on through the Fredericksburg Campaign and the disastrous Mud March. A promotion to 2nd lieutenant would come in April, 1863 followed by his participation in Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and the fall Mine Run Campaign. January, 1864 found Charles with another promotion to 1st lieutenant. He would lead the regiment at the Wilderness, Spotsylvania and Petersburg. In the fall of 1864, Fosselman would be appointed to Adjutant in place of Charles Dougherty who had been severely wounded in battle. Through the fall of 1864 he worked re-enlisting veterans of the 5th New Jersey who transferred into the 7th to fill spots left by the men who had been mustered out of service. Just prior to the final assault on Petersburg, Charles would be promoted to Major. His luck would finally run out on April 6th, 1865 when he was wounded while leading an attacking party against a Confederate wagon train as they tried to escape from Petersburg. Charles would finally be mustered out of service in July, 1865 after being promoted 5 times. Quite an illustrious career. This view shows Charles with his final rank of major. Beautifully signed on the front in period ink, "Truly your friend, C. H. Fosselman Major 7th N.J. Vols." A little bit of paper loss to the back where somebody removed the tax stamp. No back mark. Wonderful view! $275.00

Item #89712 Pristine carte view of American icon Oliver Wendell Holmes. A poet, physician and devout Unionist. His most famous work which is best known for is the poem "Old Ironsides" in reference to the USS Constitution. He was later instrumental in the preservation of the vessel. During the war years he would publish several articles in favor of the preservation of the Union and his Unionist views. His son would fight for the Union and be wounded 3 times during the war. He was highly regarded for his superior intellect and knowledge of almost any subject. This view is mint with no blemishes. Back marked out of Boston. $100.00

Item #27865 Extremely fine carte view of a very grizzled old Federal officer. This guy looks tired, worn out and ready to go home. I have had no luck identifying this wirery, bearded officer but he is most likely from Ohio. It is back marked out of Cincinnati with a tax stamp on the reverse. Wonderful clarity to this one. $75.00

Item #67643 Carte view of what appears to be a Federal cavalryman although I am not a 100% certain. He's dressed in Federal shell jacket but it appears as though the yellow trim has been removed. It is known that southern troops did in fact partake in the practice when wearing captured Federal uniforms. There is in fact a documented account of a considerable number of Confederate cavalryman dressed in captured Federal jackets during the Battle of Mine Creek. Seated pose with a pork pie hat resting in his lap. Interestingly this one is back marked by Morse's Photographic Gallery of Huntsville, Alabama. Slightly trimmed along the sides. $150.00

Item #67231 Carte view of Lieutenant William Hull of the 6th Michigan Cavalry. William would first enlist in the 1st Michigan Infantry from May until August, 1861. That following October he joined with the 6th Michigan Cavalry mustering in as a 2nd lieutenant. He would be promoted to 1st lieutenant in March, 1863. His next promotion would not come until March, 1865 when he began serving as the Assistant Inspector General of the 1st Brigade, 1st Division. Hull would only serve in that position for less than 2 months before resigning his commission. This view has a very nice period ink id across the front bottom. The reverse of the view is inscribed to lieutenant Hobensach who is listed below. The inscription reads, "To Lieut J Hobensack Ordinance Officer Wyndhams Cavalry Sixth Mich Cav". Back marked out of D.C. $350.00

Item #21881 Carte view of Lieutenant John Hobensach of the 1st New Jersey Cavalry. Hobensach would join with the 1st New Jersey Cavalry during the summer of 1861 mustering in as a sergeant. Over the next 3 years he would receive promotions to 1st and 2nd lieutenant and finally captain in March, 1864. He would resign in June, 1865 but not before being wounded twice. Once at Brandy Station and a second time at New Hope Church in 1864. This view shows the lieutenant dressed in his frock and sporting a pair of gauntlets. A Hardee hat is worn with cavalry insignia on the front. It was signed at one time along the front bottom but it was long ago trimmed off. Most likely to fit inside an album. This same image of him however is seen on page 266 of "Jersey Cavaliers". No back mark on this one. $110.00

Item #78679 Rare carte view of members of the band for the 2nd Minnesota Infantry. There is another known pose taken during the same sitting that is slightly different. Here we see 16 members from the band posed with their instruments. Mostly over the shoulder horns but the drummer is there along with the cymbal player. The 2nd Minnesota was instrumental in capturing the summit of Missionary Ridge leading the charge. They would participate in a number of other engagements as well but Missionary Ridge was their defining moment. Shouldn't be to hard to identify these guys given a little time. Back marked out of St. Paul. Rare view. $2000.00

Item #21900 Carte view of Gustavus Moore of the 16th Maine. At 19 years of age Gustavus enlisted in Co. B of the 16th Maine in August, 1862. He would be captured on July 1st at Gettysburg but return to his regiment after his capture. A promotion to 2nd lieutenant would come in December 1864 which places this image taken some time after that date. Moore would eventually be discharged in the early summer of 1865. This one is hand signed in ink by Moore reading, "Regards Gus Moore Lieut. 16th Me Vols". Nice view but no back mark. $275.00

Item #22922 Extremely rare albumen of Gettysburg hero Colonel Frank A. Haskell. There are very few views known of Haskell and among those this one of the more rare versions. Haskell would enlist in July, 1861 as a 1st lieutenant in the 6th Wisconsin Infantry. They would later become part of the famed Iron Brigade as he served as an adjutant for the regiment and then an aide-de-camp for Brig. General John Gibbon who served as the commander for the Iron Brigade. Haskell would follow Gibbon after Gibbon's promotion commanding the 2nd Division, 1st Corps. July of 1863 found Gibbon's and his division on the field of Gettysburg and Haskell was right beside him. On July 3rd his division would bear the brunt of the Confederate juggernaut known as Pickett's Charge as a mass of Confederate troops stormed the stone wall. As Confederate troops breached the stonewall, General Gibbons fell wounded and his men began to fall back in disorder. Haskell rushed to the front reorganizing the men and bringing force to bear against the attacking Confederate troops. Ultimately Confederate troops were beaten back. Haskell would be commended colonel's Norman Hall and A.F Devereux as well as Brig. General William Harrow and General Gibbon himself who said of Haskell, "I have always thought that to him, more than to any one man, are we indebted for the repulse of Lee's assault". A few weeks after the battle Haskell wrote to his brother speaking of his account at Gettysburg. It would later be published in 1889 titled "The Battle of Gettysburg" and is to this day considered one of the classic accounts of the battle. In February, 1864 Haskell was promoted to colonel of the 36th Wisconsin. During the Battle of Cold Harbor he took command of the 1st Brigade, 2nd Division after it's commander Colonel Henry McKeen was killed. Not long after taking command Haskell was leading a charge when he was shot through the temple and killed instantly. His close friend General Gibbon was entirely distraught upon learning of his death exclaiming, "My God!! I have lost my best friend, and one of the best soldiers in the Army of the Potomac has fallen!". This view shows Haskell wearing the rank of colonel dating to sometime between February and June, 1864. Measures 7 1/2" x 5 1/4". Nice period ink id across the front bottom. This one also comes with a copy of the book "The Battle of Gettysburg". Very rare view. $750.00
Item #67699 Extremely rare carte view of the first African American elected to Congress, Hiram Rhodes Revels. Hiram was born a free man in Fayetteville, North Carolina in 1827. Later he would work as a barber in Lincolnton before attending the Union County Quaker Seminary in Indiana and then the Darke County Seminary located in Ohio. In 1845 Hiram was ordained a minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. He would work as a preacher throughout the midwest. Often times meeting with a great deal of opposition. During one instance in 1854 Hiram would be imprisoned in Missouri for "preaching gospel to the Negros". During the mid 1850's he served as the minister for the Methodist Episcopal Church located in Baltimore and also worked as a principal for an all black high school. As war approached, Hiram's second cousin Lewis Sheridan Leary would be killed while taking part in John Brown's failed raid on Harper's Ferry. Hiram would serve as a chaplain during he war and help raise two African American regiments and take part in the Battle of Vicksburg.
Post war Hiram would continue to work as a pastor in Natchez before being elected to represent Adams County in the Mississippi State Senate in 1869. In 1870 he was elected overwhelmingly to finish the term of one of the states two seats in the US Senate which had been vacant since the war. Upon arriving in Washington his election was met with great opposition by Democrats who opposed seating him in the Senate. After 2 days of debating back and forth Hiram finally won the seat without a single Democrat voting in his favor. His term would last one year. He would fight vigorously for racial equality as well as for amnesty and restoration of full citizenship for ex-Confederates rather than punishment. Following his term as a Senator he would preside as the first president of the Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College. Worked tirelessly for the integration of schools and equality among black workers. He would remain active as a Methodist Episcopal minister. Hiram would pass away on January 16, 1901 while attending a church conference. The view itself is extremely good with no bends and nice crisp corners. Some light soiling but otherwise fine. No back mark on this one however. Extremely rare view of this prominent figure in African American history. $3500.00

Item #67683 Beautiful carte view of General William B. Franklin. Prior to the war he would work as an engineer in the War Department. In late 1859 he would replace Montgomery Meigs as the engineer supervising the construction of the Capital Dome. Just a month before the start of the war he was appointed to supervising architect for the new Treasury Building. Shortly after the war began he was appointed colonel of the 12th U.S. Infantry. This view probably dates to just prior to that when he held the rank of captain. You can see the captains circlet worn on his coat. Three days after his promotion to colonel he would be promoted to brigadier general of volunteers. He would command a brigade during the First Battle of Bull Run. In July, 1862 Franklin would be promoted to major general. He would be successful in driving the enemy off Crampton's Gap during the Battle of South Mountain but failed to continue the advance and strike Stonewall Jackson who were laying siege to Harper's Ferry. Ultimately that failure would lead to the largest surrender of Federal troops during the war. After the Battle of Fredericksburg, Burnside blamed Franklin for not reinforcing Meade in a timely manner and losing an opportunity to break through Confederate positions. Following the Battle of Fredericksburg, Franklin and Burnside had an ongoing feud with Burnside going so far as to testify against him and keeping him from field command for months. When Joseph Hooker was given command, Franklin resigned rather than serve under him. He would be reassigned to the Department of the Gulf in the Trans-Mississippi Theater. He would make an attempt to capture Sabine Pass in September, 1863 but it was abruptly called off after losing two war ships under Franklin's command. He would fight in the disastrous Red River Campaign and would be wounded in the leg during the Battle of Mansfield. He would remain in command but was replaced after the Battle of Pleasant Hill as his condition worsened from the wound. Returning to Washington to recover he was captured by Confederate partisans on a train just outside of the city but would escape the next day. His wound would keep him from further command for the remainder of the war. This is a beautiful view with nice rich tones. His cap rests on the table beside him with the rain cover on. Back marked out of New York which is where the 12th U.S. Infantry was raised. Super crisp view. $200.00

Item #78965 Carte view identified as Captain Joseph A Perry of the 17th Maine. A resident of Portland, Joseph would enlist in Co. C. of the 17th Maine during the summer of 1862. Mustering as a 2nd Lieutenant he would receive promotions to both 1st Lieutenant and later to Captain in 1863. Their first test came at Fredericksburg where they performed admirably. After their action there General Birney admitted the 17th Maine into the "Order of the Red Patch" which allowed the men to now where the red diamond patch on their uniform. At Chancellorsville the regiment would suffer considerably. 40 members of the regiment would receive the Kearny Medal during that fight alone. At Gettysburg the regiment would go down in history for the role they played in and around the now famous Wheatfield. A monument to the 17th Maine now rests at the location. They would go on to fight at such places as the Wilderness, Cold Harbor and many other. They would lose 745 men during their term of service. Perry would survive the fighting and muster out with the regiment in June, 1865. This view is hand signed in ink across the front by Perry. It is back marked out of Portland. Very nice view. $300.00

Item #78132 Carte view of Quarter Master Sergeant Francis O. Sawyer of the 9th Vermont Infantry. Francis mustered with the 9th Vermont in June, 1862. He would serve in that position for the next 2 years with a promotion to 1st lieutenant. Beginning in June, 1864 he would be promoted to captain and assistant quarter master in the US Volunteers Quartermaster's Department. Francis would serve in that capacity up until the end of May, 1866 when he would be mustered out of service. Very nice period ink signature on the reverse by Francis while he was serving as a lieutenant quarter master with the 9th Vermont. Nice view. $100.00

Item #22918 Nice mourning locket for an unidentified Federal officer. The image itself is cut down from a cdv and then placed inside the locket along with the very intricately section of braided hair. The case itself is made out of a black japanned metal with a removal back and a glass cover. Measures about an 1 1/2" x 2". Neat little item. $375.00

Item #90912 Extremely nice carte view of Frederick E. Garnett of the 74th New York Infantry. Garnett would muster as a private just 12 days after the firing on Fort Sumter. Over the next 3 years he would rise through the ranks until attaining a final promotion to 1st lieutenant. The 74th was part of the Excelsior Brigade and saw heavy fighting in a number of engagements such as Seven Day's, Fair oaks and Fredericksburg. It participated in the second days fight at Gettysburg where it fought valiantly on the Emmitsburg Rd, losing some 89 men. Garnett would be counted among the wounded. He would manage to survive to wound and carry out the rest of his enlistment mustering out in July, 1864. This is a very nice view with good crisp corners and no fading. It is signed on the reverse as well in period ink by Garnett and bears the very desirable Gurney & Son back mark. $425.00

Item #12120 Exceptional carte view of Confederate Jeff Thompson taken while imprisoned at Fort Delaware. Your going to be searching for a long time to find another one of these that is for sure. In July, 1861 he was appointed Brig. Gen. of the First Division, Missouri State Guard. Thompson and his men patrolled the swampy southeastern part of the state and his battalion some came to be known as the "Swamp Rats" after numerous exploits. Thompson himself earned the nickname "Swamp Fox of the Confederacy". He fought in several battles in and around Missouri and Arkansas where he was eventually captured. He spent time at the Gratiot Street prison in St. Louis, Fort Delaware where he sat for this view and also Johnson's Island. Eventually he was exchanged in 64' for a Union general. Thompson would surrender at Chalk Bluff, Arkansas on May 11, 1865 thus ending Thompson"s military career. This particular view is back marked by John Gihon's of Philadelphia. Superb and extremely rare view for an advanced collection. $1350.00

Item #65432 Nice carte view of Carrington Raymond of Co. D, 7th New Jersey Volunteers. Raymond would be commissioned a 1st Lieut. in the 7th in October of 1861. He would serve with the regiment at Williamsburg, Seven Pines, Bristoe Station and a few others before his discharge for a promotion in late June of 1863. He took a promotion to major on that date and was commissioned into the US Volunteers Adjutant General Department where he stayed until his resignation on February 1st, 1865. This one is back marked by the Whitehurst Gallery that was located in Washington. His photo can be seen on page 229 of "Give it to Them Jersey Blues History of the 7th New Jersey Volunteers" by John Hayward. A very nice view! $175.00

Item #77812 Rare carte view of naval Captain Charles Vernon Gridley with exceptional history. A graduate of the US Naval Academy Charles reported for duty on board the sloop-of-war Oneida in September, 1863. There he served with the West Gulf Blockading Squadron. On August 5, 1864 Gridley would distinguish himself alongside Farragut during the Battle of Mobile Bay. It was here that Farragut would become forever famous for "Damn the torpedo's!". During the battle, Gridley was placed all the way forward of the Oneida so that he could watch the channel for mines and give steering instructions to Commander Mullany. The Oneida was struck numerous times during the battle losing 8 men killed and another 30 wounded. Charles himself would just barely escape injury when a shell struct the vessel just feet from where he was standing. He was later praised by his commanding officer in the official report of the action. Post war he would continue to serve with navy and from 1871- 75 he would serve as a lieutenant commander on board the only United States Navy ship based in the Great Lakes. In March of 1897 he would be promoted to captain and assigned to command the Olympia which was serving as Commodore Dewey's flagship in Yokohama. Gridley distinguished himself once again on May 1, 1898 during the battle for Manila Bay when Commodore Dewey forever immortalized Gridley when he gave his famous command, "You may fire when you are ready, Gridley". During the entire battle Gridley would remain at his station inside the armored conning tower directing fire and controlling the vessels movements. The hot Philippine sun along with the humid temperatures made the conning tower something like a small oven. Gridley refused to leave his post however. After the conclusion of the battle Charles was in no mood to celebrate. Already suffering from dysentery and what is now believed to have been liver cancer he was weakened even more so as a result of the heat. It became obvious shortly thereafter his health was rapidly failing him and he was removed from command and transferred to the Zafiro and then by stretcher to the Copic to begin his long journey home. Fully aware of his failing health he simply wrote in his journal "I think I am done for it, personally". He would die on board the Copic on June 5, 1898. This view was taken during his service with Farragut. It is signed in ink by Charles and back marked out of New Orleans. Very rare view. I have not seen another from his service during the Civil War and this one is in exceptional condition. $450.00

Item #22987 Carte view of Assistant Surgeon David G. Hetzell of the 23rd New Jersey Infantry. Hetzell would be commissioned into the 23rd on September 17, 1862. He would tend to the men for the next 9 months. There was no shortage of work for him to perform. Especially after the regiment was engaged at both Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. The term of enlistment for the 23rd ended in June of 1863. That October, Hetzell took a commission once again as assistant surgeon. This time with the 34th New Jersey.  There his services were no less needed. Tending to the wounded after an engagement neat Clinton, Kentucky and again in April, 1865 when the regiment assaalted a number of forts in the Gulf Coast region. His last days of service would come in April, 1866 when he and the rest of the men from the 34th were mustered out of service. This view has a very nice period ink signature on the reverse signed during his tenure with the 34th New Jersey. Back marked out of Trenton. $195.00

Item #55754 Very nice carte view of Major David Vickers, Jr.  Vickers originally mustered with Co. B of the 3rd New Jersey Infantry in late May of 1861 but within days received a promotion to captain of Co. A of that same regiment. At the end of September of 1863 he was discharged for a promotion to Major with the 4th New Jersey Infantry. He would serve with the 4th up until his capture on May 12, 1864 while engaged at Spotsylvania Court House. Confined at Macon, Georgia and later Columbia, South Carolina he would eventually be released. He ended his career with a promotion to colonel in March of 1865 and then again to Brevet Brig. General in May of that same year. After the war he spent time serving as a diplomat to Cuba before his death in June of 1908. This is a nice view of Vickers with a period ink identification along the bottom front. Back marked by Manger's of Philadelphia. No bends or creases in this one either! $250.00 

Item #67678 Exceptionally nice carte view of Colonel Isaac W. Starbird of the 19th Maine Infantry. Starbird would begin his enlistment as a captain in the 19th Maine starting in August 1862. This view however shows him wearing his full bird's shoulder bars. He served with the regiment up until his wounding at Gettysburg when the Confederates charged headlong into the 19th Maine positioned between Cemetery Hill and Little Round Top. He survived the wound and another stint in the hospital after becoming ill that same year. The year 1864 saw him receive promotions to major, lieut colonel and finally colonel in November 1864. Just days before the surrender he would be severely wounded while fighting at High Bridge, Virginia on April 6, 1865. The next day he would receive a brevet to brig. general. This is a beautiful view which is hand signed in period ink on the reverse by Starbird himself. Exceptional view and formerly of the of the Robert Trownsell collection. $850.00

Item #54278 This is a neat pair of items. It's a carte view of Confederate General William Wickham of Virginia. Included with the view is the original envelope from the Hall's Art Gallery and Studio located in Virginia in which the image was found.  These came directly out of General Wickham's personal library from his estate which was sold in it's entirety several years ago. He fought in several major engagements including Manassas, Chancellorsville, Brandy Station, Gettysburg among several others and was severely wounded by a saber blow at Williamsburg. He later resigned his commission in 1864 to take a seat in the Second Confederate Congress. The carte view is a little faint and was highlighted by the artist at the time to apparently make up for some of the lightness of the image. I would assume this was taken probably sometime in 1864 or 65 and with the blockade taking effect the necessary products for image production were very lacking by this time. Hence the need for the artist to manually highlight the image. Great pair of items and which certainly handled by General Wickham himself! $450.00  

Item #68732 Carte view of Corporal George W. Brown who served in both the 157th and 191st Pennsylvania Infantry and Corporal Edwin S. Kellogg of the 89th New York Infantry. Both men would lose their left arms at Petersburg. There are a number of different views of these two. Edwin Kellogg stands to the right dressed in his New York Jacket with the sleeve pinned up and holding a musket. Brown stands next to him cradling the flag keeping it from touching the ground. They took a number of different views which were sold to help raise money. This one has an old pencil inscription on the reverse which says "Pitisburg June 18, 1864" marking the date when the two men were wounded. Probably written by one of the men I'm sure. Back marked out of Pottsville, PA. $395.00

Item #57662 Carte view of adjutant Charles H. Dougherty. Charles mustered into Co. A of the 7th New Jersey Infantry in August, 1861. Over the next couple of years he would receive promotions to sergeant major, 2nd and 1st lieutenant and finally to adjutant. He would fight in some of most severe battles of the war and survive. Barely. His first wound came at Malvern Hill. A second wound would follow when he was shot through the shoulder near the Trostle House on July 2nd at Gettysburg. Tempting fate once more he would be wounded at Spotsylvania Court House. The third time being the charm he was finally discharged for disability in September of 1864. This view is hand signed by Charles, "Yours Truly Charles R Dougherty 1st Lt and Adjt of NJV". Very nice view back marked out of Philadelphia. Quite the soldier. $550.00

Item #10021 Extremely nice carte view and clipped signature of Major Richard Cloyd Parker. Parker's military career would begin as a sergeant major in the 5th Pennsylvania Infantry.  He would only serve there for two months before taking a commission as a lieutenant in the 12th US Infantry in May of 1861. His first taste of battle would come at Yorktown, quickly followed by Gaines Mill and Malvern Hill. Parker would serve as Aide-de-camp and Assistant Inspector General on the staff of General Ayers. Heavily engaged during the Battle of Chancellorsville he would receive a brevet to captain for his actions there in the face of the enemy. Gettysburg would follow next where he once again served with distinction. Parker would eventually end the war with a brevet to major for gallant and meritorious services in the field. His military career would continue until March, 1879 when he retired for disability in the line of duty. This view shows Parker striking a Napoleonic pose and cradling his sword. His cap rests on the pedestal at his side with infantry insignia and the numeral "12" pinned to it's front. It was signed along the bottom at one point but has been trimmed. It is dated on the back as having been taken in October, 1861. The clipped signature comes from the album page which held this view. You can just see part of of his signature along the bottom. Unfortunately the card must have been trimmed to fit into an album. Back marked by Fredericks of Broadway. $500.00

Item #34671 Here's a rare one. Brigadier General Robert B. Vance of North Carolina. Vance recruited a infantry company which came to be called the Buncombe Life Guards and was elected captain of that company before being elected colonel of the 29th North Carolina Infantry. He fought in defense of the Cumberland Gap and commanded a brigade during the Battle of Murfreesboro after James Rains was killed. He contracted Typhoid Fever shortly there after and spent considerable time recovering. Promoted to Brig. General in early March, 1863 he was later captured on January 14th, 1864 at Crosby's Creek, Tennessee by a member of the 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry. He would spend the rest of the war a captive at Fort Delaware where he sat for this view done again by Gihon and back marked by him as well. Period ink id along the bottom as all the views from this album carry. Super rare view in wonderful condition minus the trimmed corners to better fit the album page. Extremely rare! $1350.00

Item #08121 Carte view of Colonel Issac Wistar. Early in 1861 after the outbreak of war Wistar raised a company of men which became part of the 1st California Regiment. Originally serving as a captain of that regiment he took a promotion to lieut. colonel on June 28th. Wistar would show his leadership abilities early on. The regiment would see their first real action on October 21st during the Battle of Ball's Bluff. Wistar would assume command of the regiment after Colonel Baker was struck down at the head of the regiment. Colonel Wistar would not escape injury either during the onslaught. He would be seriously wounded struck in the right elbow, then his jaw and finally his thigh. Of the 570 seventy officers and men taken into the battle only 375 came out. As a result the 1st California regiment became the the 71st Pennsylvania. He would fair no better at Antietam. This time he was struck in the left arm. Two months later he would receive a promotion to brigadier general and was assigned brigade command of the VII Corps. On May 7th, 1864 he began leading a brigade during the Bermuda Hundred Campaign but would be relieved of duty just 11 days later. Shortly afterwards he submitted his resignation ending his military career. No back mark on this one. $225.00

Item #43412 Nice carte view of four Federal officers seated around a table enjoying a game of poker. This is actually a use of trick photography. There are only 2 men sitting at the table in reality. Each man is actually playing against himself. Nice early use of trick photography. None of the men are identified unfortunately. Very nice condition and back marked out of Boston. $275.00


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