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Item #89786 Carte view of 1st lieutenant William B. Crowley of the 32nd Illinois Infantry. William would muster as a sergeant with Company K late in December, 1861. The following June he would be promoted to 1st lieutenant. He would however resign late in June, 1863. Modern ink id on the reverse of this one. The 32nd would fight at Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Corinth and a few others during Williams tenure. This one comes with a small amount of paper work. $145.00 SALE PENDING!


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! $250.00


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. $65.00

           

Item #16983 Stereoview of one of the unfortunate Confederate troops killed in the trenches of Petersburg. This view was taken in April, 1865 and shows this Confederate soldier frozen in death where he was struck down. An old period type written note on the reverse reads "This view was taken in the Confederate trenches the morning after the storming of Petersburg, Va., April, 1865 and shows a dead Confederate soldier. His left temple and part of his head were carried away by a shell or solid shot. His blanket is across his breast tied in the usual way and his musket by his side. His rations lay scattered all around him. Half way up the side of the embankment is a foot passage and the bottom of the trench contains about two feet of water. Our Union soldiers had to charge across these works". The real reality of war. $95.00 SALE PENDING!


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 unusual triangular shaped shoulder tabs. The same design adorns the waist sash. The 6th Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts 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. $175.00


Item #89333 Carte view identified as Eben Meserve of Massachusetts. Eben had quite the colorful and busy military career. A moulder by trade he would initially enlist in the 5th Massachusetts Infantry just days after the firing on Fort Sumter. The 5th would serve as one of the initial "Minute Men" regiments sent to Washington to help protect the capital. They would serve just two months but would see action during the debacle of the 1st Battle of Bull Run. Mustered out that July he would sit on the sidelines until December, 1864 when he would take up arms with the 1st Battalion Massachusetts Cavalry. On April 14th, 1865 he would be at Fords Theater and bear witness to President Lincolns assassination. In June the regiment would be mustered out of service. He would then serve a short stint with the 26th New York Cavalry. Prior to his service in the Civil War he would fight in the Crimean War serving in the 14th Light Queen's Regiment. This guy definitely got around. I bet he had plenty of stories to tell. This view dates to his time serving with the 1st Massachusetts Cavalry. He is shown here dressed in his cavalry uniform, sporting gauntlets and a drawn saber. His cap is worn with cavalry insignia pinned to the front. Cancelled tax stamp on the reverse and back marked out of Waddington, New York. $150.00

 
Item #58761 Carte view of Lieutenant Colonel Elisha Hall of the 95th Pennsylvania Infantry, Gosline Zouaves. Hall would be commissioned a captain in Company C in September, 1861. A promotion to lieutenant colonel would come in late June, 1862. The regiment would be heavily engaged during the Peninsular Campaign and would take heavy losses at Gaines Mill. They would fight at Antietam, Fredericksburg and Gettysburg where they were ordered into action on July 2nd. Hall would however not take part in the crucial battle. He would be killed two months earlier on May 3, 1863 while leading the regiment at Salem Heights. This one has a period id on the back reading "Cap Hall By Mail 95th P.V. Gosline Zouaves" Back marked out of Washington. Rare view. $225.00


Item #22765 Cabinet card view of Colonel Addison W. Preston of the 1st Vermont Cavalry. Preston would be commissioned a captain with Company D in mid October, 1861. That following September he would be promoted to lieutenant colonel. He would make colonel in late April, 1864. The 1st Vermont had quite the war record. Far to long to be summed up in one paragraph. They would see action in 76 engagements during the course of the war! Addison was a born soldier and excelled in war. During the Battle of Ashby's Gap in September, 1862 it was noted, Alone, Preston left the impasse on the road [Union and Confederate troops were facing each other on a narrow Virginia road] circled out into the field beyond the stone wall. Then he pointed his charger at the barrier and urged him forward at full speed. Suddenly and surprisingly to the troops on the other side, horse and rider ‘leaped the stone fence into the road in front of his men, and, waving his sabre and shouting to them to come on, dashed straight at the force in front of him.’ Not a single Vermont trooper waivered as the gallant sixty raised their sabers in unison, let out a whoop, and followed…their leaders at a gallop.   Two months after his promotion to colonel the regiment would find themselves engaged in battle at Haw's Shop. Preston would head out in front of his troops and crawled to the forward skirmishers to observe the enemy which lay in very close proximity. For whatever reason rose to his feet directly in front of the enemy and was immediately struck by several balls. A fatal shot struck him directly in the breast near the heart. His body was carried to a nearby stream where he would expire shortly after. George Armstrong Custer upon seeing the body of Preston commented "There lies the best fighting colonel in the cavalry corps". This one does have an ink id across the front bottom obviously not in Preston's hand. Nice view of the colonel. $150.00


Item #90321 Pristine carte view of Captain George A. Bowne of the 1st New Jersey Cavalry. Bowne would muster as a corporal in Co. I. starting is September, 1861. He would be promoted to sergeant in June, 1863. Late that December he would re-enlist in the regiment and the following February he would be promoted to 2nd lieutenant of Co. B. That July he would be promoted to 1st lieutenant of Co. A. and finally to captain in November. This view shows him wearing the rank of 1st lieutenant which places it between July and November, 1864. The 1st New Jersey would be one of the hardest fought units of the war participating in no less than 95 engagements! Bowne would be wounded at Haw's Shop on May 28, 1864. This is a beautiful view with nice deep tones. Back marked by Bogardus of New York. $275.00


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! $1000.00 SALE PENDING!


Item #81656 Killer carte view of this unidentified grizzled old Federal sergeant. Sporting a beard and mustache only rivaled by today's hipsters. Dressed in a frock coat with sergeant rank on the sleeve. His trousers do however lack the wide stripe down the outer leg for his rank. He sits with his arm resting on a small side table while holding onto his NCO sword with the other in his lap. He does where a rectangular "NY" belt plate which is clearly visible with the naked eye. His cap rests on the table next to his elbow. He's posed in front of this wonderful back drop featuring a Palmetto tree. While this image is not back marked it has been identified to photographer J. B. Jones of Alexandria, Virginia and Camp Rendezvous which was located at point. Camp Rendezvous served as a distribution point for soldiers who were being returned to their old regiments or awaiting reassignment to a new unit. Just a beautiful view! $225.00


Item #68675 Carte view of Captain William B. Clandy on the 99th Illinois Infantry. This view came out of an album which held a number of views of men from the 99th. Another view of William can be found on the HDS. William would muster as a 1st sergeant in August, 1862. A promotion to 2nd lieutenant would come in January, 1863. It would be followed up by a promotion to 1st lieutenant just 3 months later. he would make captain in May, 1864. William is shown here dressed in a unique tailor made 3-button sack coat with at least 3 external pockets. You can see the breast pocket bulging from whatever he has placed in there. This view would date to his time serving as 1st lieutenant as that is the rank shown here. He wears this great felt slouch cap which he has molded the brim up like the edges of a bowl and then taken the crown and pushed the center. That thing probably held more water in a rain storm than a milk bowl. This one is back marked out of New Orleans. $125.00


Item #33761 Rare carte view of what is most likely an unidentified clerk with the Treasury Department who served in the Treasury Guards. In 1864 President Lincoln issued an order that all civilian members of the Executive Departments of the government located in Washington were to be formed into regiments for defense of the city should it face attack. All male Treasury employees between the age of 18 and 45 were required to join the Treasury Guards. The regiment was composed of roughly a 1000 members and was required to drill at least two days a week for several hours after business hours. They were in fact mobilized once during their enlistment during the battle of Fort Stephens in July, 1864 when Jubal Early attacked Washington City. Both the regiments national and regimental flags were draped in Ford's Theater on April 16, 1865 when Lincoln was assassinated. The regiments national flag was suspended behind Lincoln and the regimental flag was draped over the balustrade in front of Lincolns seat. It was the regiments flag draped over the balustrade that John Wilkes Booth actually caught his spur on as he leapt over the railing and onto the stage. The Treasury Guards would serve up until October, 1865 when they were finally disbanded by Secretary of War Stanton when he issued Special Order 548. Although this subject stands dressed in civilian clothes, the Washington D.C. back mark and prominently placed musket indicate that he was a member of one of the Federal militia's created by Lincoln's order. He stands next to a table on which a large ledger rests while a dip pen is held in his hand and a small document protrudes from his breast pocket. This one is back marked by PERKINS of 520 Seventh St., Washington D.C. $275.00


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 #22876 Stereoview of Confederate dead after the Battle of Gettysburg. This is labeled as Union soldiers on the card but that has been determined to be incorrect and is actually show's Confederate dead lined up for burial. This view was taken by Timothy O'Sullivan on July 5th near the southwestern edge of the Rose Woods. The view shows two rows of Confederate dead lined up for burial. The fact that these men have been laying on the battlefield in the July sun for a number of days is clearly evident. There must be at least 20 men shown here. Quite a sobering view of the cost of war and a constant reminder of these men lost on the battle field. $200.00


Item #68743 Mint vignette carte view of Confederate General Henry Heth. He would serve as Robert E. Lee's quartermaster and would become one of Lee's close friends. One of Lee's few generals who Lee would refer to by first name due to their close friendship. He would command a division for most of the war. It is Heth who has for the most part shoulder the blame for the Battle of Gettysburg after sending half of his division into the town. Henry himself would be wounded during the battle when he was struck in the head by a ball. At the time he was wearing a cap which was to large for his head and he had stuffed it with newspapers in order to make it fit properly. The ball struck the paper which was wadded up inside the brim on the cap and most likely saved his life. Following A.P. Hills wounding at Chancellorsville, Heth would be given command of his brigade in the 3rd Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia. He would surrender with Lee and the rest of the Army of Northern Virginia on April 9th. War date southern back mark by Tanner & Van Ness of Lynchburg. $300.00


Item #28761 Extremely nice carte view of an unidentified Federal 1st lieutenant. Wonderful vignette view of this officer. Nice crystal clear view sporting wavy hair and a full beard and mustache. Possibly an officer from the state of Maine based on the appearance of the top two buttons of his frock. Sporting his lieutenants shoulder boards. The clarity and color tone is just wonderful on this one. No back mark how ever. Sharp looking view. $100.00


Item #57664 Carte view of this very tough looking fellow. Dressed in this very heavy wool jacket which he has tucked into his trousers. Very reminiscent appearance of some Trans-Mississippi rebels. He is interestingly enough armed with a tomahawk which he wears on his hip. I have seen a very small handful of Confederate images armed with tomahawks. Scouts for Wilder's Brigade were also known to have been armed with tomahawks as well so he may have possibly been part of that unit. Unfortunately there is no back mark on this one. Very unique however. Don't see to many images armed with tomahawks! $200.00


Item #38955 Carte view identified as Stephen H. Seckner. A young Stephen would enlist in the 5th New York Heavy Artillery In January, 1864. He would serve up until mid July, 1865 with a promotion to corporal the month prior. His entire service would be spent in Harper's Ferry. Stephen is dressed here in a heavy artilleryman's frock. Back marked out of Sandy Hook, Maryland. $75.00


Item #44612 Rare carte view of General Robert E. Lee's farewell address. Beautiful carte. This one features a vignette of Lee up at the top flanked by Confederate flags on either side. This was the address that General Lee issued to Confederate troops following the surrender on April 9th, 1865. It reads in full "After four years of arduous service marked by unsurpassed courage and fortitude, the Army of Northern Virginia has been compelled to yield to overwhelming numbers and resources. I need not tell the brave survivors of so many hard fought battles, who have remained steadfast to the last, that I have consented to this result from no distrust of them; but feeling that valor and devotion could accomplish nothing that could compensate for the loss that must have attended the continuance of the contest, I determined to avoid the useless sacrifice of those whose past services have endeared them to their countrymen. By the terms of the agreement, officers and men can return to their homes and remain until exchanged. You will take with you the satisfaction that proceeds from a consciousness of duty faithfully performed; and I earnestly pray that a Merciful God will extend to you His blessings and protection. With an unceasing admiration of your constancy and devotion to your Country, and a grateful remembrance of your kind and generous consideration for myself, I bid you all an affectionate farewell.". Don't see these very often and this one is pristine. Came out of an album found in Virginia. $275.00

 
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. $850.00

                            
        
Item #89132 Wonderful carte view of Harlan P. Partridge of the 53rd Massachusetts Infantry. The 53rd would serve as a 9 month regiment starting late in 1862. Harlan would muster as a sergeant in August, 1862 with Company B. That October he would be promoted to sergeant major which is the rank he wears here. The regiment would serve mainly in Louisiana and despite their short term of service they would see action in a number of engagements throughout the state. Harlan would eventually be mustered out in September, 1863. He is shown here dressed in his frock with legs crossed and sporting knee high boots. His sergeant majors insignia worn on the sleeve. Beautiful M1851 eagle waist plate can be clearly seen worn as he cradles a NCO M1840 sword in his lap. His cap rests on the table beside him with infantry horn pinned to the front and the numeral "53" clearly visible. A period ink id is written on the front and this one is signed on the reverse as well reading "Harlan P. Partridge Sergeant Major 53rd Reg Mass". Beautiful view! $300.00

 
Item #37990 Carte view identified as Henry Parker Worsley of Massachusetts. Henry would muster with Company G of the 4th Massachusetts Infantry during September, 1862. He is shown here dressed in his frock with his cap resting in his lap. A brass infantry horn is pinned to the top with the numeral "4" in the center. Company letter G is pinned above that. A pencil notation on the reverse notes that Henry died during the war. That doesn't seem to be the case however. Henry was detailed as a store keeper in the Commissary Department in Brashear City in March of 1863. On June 30th of that year Henry along with 5 commissioned officers and 138 enlisted men from the regiment were placed under arrest for refusing to do their duty on the grounds that their term of enlistment had expired. Henry along with the rest of the regiment were later discharged in September. The inscription may have been put there to hide the fact that he had been arrested. Great back mark on this one out of Taunton, Massachusetts featuring Lady Liberty standing with a shield. I have never seen this back mark before. Mint carte view with a rather interesting story. $200.00 


Item #68966 Carte view of a young Federal seated on an upholstered bench. Dressed in a untrimmed shell jacket and matching trousers with piping down the trouser seam. A handkerchief protrudes from between the buttons of his jacket. His cap rests in his lap with the rain cover on and a small star where the button would be affixed for the chin strap. He also has a small five-pointed star pinned to his collar as well. Possibly an indication of his affiliation with the 20th Corps. This one is back marked out of Sing Sing, New York. $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 #28955 Drop dead beautiful carte view of this Federal infantryman. This has to be one of the clearest carte views I have seen. Possibly a soldier of German origin. The image is so clear that you can visibly see the different textures of the material of the frock and kersey-weave army issue trousers. He sits with these massive calloused hands. You can even see the small "U.S." stamp on the flap of his cap box. Just a beautiful view from the famed Whitehurst Gallery of Washington. Pristine view of this bearded soldier. $200.00


Item #68711 Neat carte view of this Federal infantry veteran. Standing pose dressed in his frock with veteran stripes worn on the sleeve. Obviously taken during the winter months as he wears a beaver pelt muffler around the neck. Don't see that very often! Sporting a Hardee hat with brass infantry insignia on the front. His regiment number is the also along with company insignia. Looks like the number "10". No back mark on this one. Period ink id on the reverse just reads "Sergt J H". Very neat image! $150.00


Item#46512 Carte view of Colonel William Robertson of the 24th New Jersey Infantry. William would muster as a colonel in September of 1862. He would take part in the first assault on Marye's heights during the Battle of Fredericksburg. The regiment would not fare well losing 160 men during the fight. Another 40 would be lost at Chancellorsville. Robertson would manage to survive the battles and muster out in June of 1863 along with what remained of the regiment. This view is signed in period ink by William across the front bottom. Back marked out of Philadelphia. Super nice carte view with just the two bottom corners clipped. $300.00


Item #37867 Carte view identified as 29 year old farmer Lorenzo R. Putnam of Becket, Massachusetts. Lorenzo would muster with Co. F. of the 31st Massachusetts Infantry in November, 1861. He would re-enlist in mid February, 1864 with a promotion to corporal. During his service he would contract rheumatism and suffer from chronic dysentery like so many men did. It may account for his somewhat sickly appearance hear and almost ghostly gaze. He would manage to survive to be mustered out with the company in September, 1865 but would be plagued with problems for most of his life. Dressed in a standard issue sack coat, he wears as US waist belt and plate with his cap box. His corporal stripes are worn in this view which places it's date some time after his re-enlistment. The strap to his cartridge box is worn over the should minus the breast plate although you can see that the strap was cut to accommodate the plate. This one has a pencil id along the bottom front and was part of an album of images of men that belonged to the 31st Massachusetts. No back mark on this one but a wonderful image. $180.00


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 #34989 Carte view identified as husband and wife Charley and Maria Bates of Centralia, Illinois. Charley is dressed in this rather dapper checkered suit and overcoat while Maria is looking quite the beautiful young lady in this wonderful pattern dress and gloved hands. The names of their children are also listed on the back. This one had a tax stamp on the reverse that has fallen off. There were 3 men by the name of "Charles Bates" that would serve from the state of Illinois. I would presume based on Charley's age that he most certainly had some service during the war. Back marked out of Centralia, Illinois by Matthews and Russell. $65.00

                           
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 escaped 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. $400.00


Item #21988 Carte view of George May Powell. Born in 1835, Powell would record quite a career. He would start by serving as a noted Treasury statistician. He would invent an improved rifle as well as an Army cot. Powell would be involved in 3 separate publishing companies that would combine both his business and social reform interests. He would found a number of social reform organizations and was noted as a public speaker on progressive and religious issues. George would also work as a writer and cartographer. The Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation currently holds 5 boxes of material pertaining to Powell which is housed in the New York State Library. He's also listed in "Who Was Who in America". Powell would also serve in one of the Washington D.C. Militia Regiments which all civilian members of the Executive Departments were required to participate in. This one has a pencil notation on the reverse reading "George May Powell Treasury Dept. Civil War Soldier". This one is by Brady. $90.00


Item #48777 Carte view of an attractive young unidentified woman hailing from California. Standing pose as she rests on this ornate Victorian chair. She wears this wonderful dark silk dress ornamented with beaded fringe and lace applique on the shoulders, cuffs and pocket. There is a tax stamp on the reverse of this one which appears to be dated March 2, 1865. Rare back mark by William Shew of San Francisco. Super nice image. $75.00

    
Item #28933 Very nice carte view of a Camp Chase prison guard. This young soldier is dressed in a non-descript four button sack coat while posed with his early 1812 Conversion musket. While the musket was very out dated by the time this view was taken it most likely served the purpose for guard duty. His cap sits half cocked atop his head while his steely eyed gaze stares back at the lens. This one is back marked by M. Witt of Columbus, Ohio and bears a tax stamp which is dated September, 1864. There is a very faint pencil id at the top as well which reads "Camp Chase 1864". It does appear that his name is there also but it's extremely faded to the point that I am not able to make it out. Great looking view of this soldier photographed at Camp Chase. $225.00





Item #11687 This is a really neat pair of items. Carte view of Joseph Lawrence Jr. who served in the Treasury Guards of Washington D.C. Joseph would work in the 2nd Auditors Office of the Treasury Department during the war. In 1864 President Lincoln issued an order that all civilian members of the Executive Departments of the government located in Washington were to be formed into regiments for defense of the city should it face attack. All male Treasury employees between the age of 18 and 45 were required to join the Treasury Guards. The regiment was composed of roughly a 1000 members and was required to drill at least two days a week for several hours after business hours. They were in fact mobilized once during their enlistment during the battle of Fort Stephens in July, 1864 when Jubal Early attacked Washington City. Both the regiments national and regimental flags were draped in Ford's Theater on April 16, 1865 when Lincoln was assassinated. The regiments national flag was suspended behind Lincoln and the regimental flag was draped over the balustrade in front of Lincolns seat. It was the regiments flag draped over the balustrade that John Wilkes Booth actually caught his spur on as he leapt over the railing and onto the stage. The Treasury Guards would serve up until October, 1865 when they were finally disbanded by Secretary of War Stanton when he issued Special Order 548. This view shows Joseph dressed in civilian clothes. It is signed on the front in period ink "Very Truly Jos. Lawrence Jr. 1864". The back of the card is also signed "Treas'y Dept. 2nd Auditors Office. Washington D.C.". Also included is a cabinet card view of the Treasury Building and scans of the regiments two flags which are still in existence. Very unique grouping of a very little know unit that served in the nations defense. $150.00

 

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. $165.00

  


Item #19876 Unique set of carte views of the same man. Both taken in the same studio. In one pose he is seen dressed in civilian clothes and the other dressed in uniform. This first image most likely shows him not long after being mustered out of service. The other dressed in a fine new uniform. These two views do not appear to have been taken on the same day but presumably within a very short time of one another. There are slight differences between the two views. The table cloth has been moved and while the cap is the same it now has the company letter pinned above the regimental number. You can see that he does wear the same corduroy vest with Goodyear buttons in both views. Sporting some killer checkered trousers in that civilian view. You can certainly see the difference in his demeanor between the two views. In the first view he sits slouched in his chair with a very hesitant look on his face. In the second view he sits erect and gives off an air of confidence. That's what military service does for you. Turns boys into men! These are both back marked by the same photographer and location by Bowers of Market Street in Massachusetts. Great pair! $225.00


Item #78234 Very rare war date carte view of an unidentified Virginia rebel. Don't see the carte views of the common enlisted Confederate soldier very often at all. This view shows an older soldier dressed in a shell jacket which appears to have been made from a corduroy material. Matching trousers with a very wide black trouser seam. This one is back marked by Yates & Medernach of Danville, Virginia. Very rare view. $450.00

                                       
                               
       
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 #78767 Carte view of General George Crockett Strong. The future general would graduate from the U.S. Military Academy 1857. He would later serve as an ordinance officer on the staff of General McDowell during the First Battle of Bull Run. Strong would also serve on the staff of both generals McClellan and Butler as well. In April, 1862 he would command an expedition against Biloxi and Ponchatoula, Mississippi. In November, 1862 he would be commissioned brigadier general of volunteers. That following July he would be struck by a rifle ball while assaulting Fort Wagner. The wounding would subsequently result in Strong contracting lockjaw and claiming his life 12 days later on July 30, 1863. This one has been trimmed on all sides. Back marked out of Portland, Maine. Don't see this one to often. $120.00  


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 #57662 Carte view of Gettysburg casualty 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 #98143 Extremely rare view of General William Hervey Lamme Wallace. Considered by General Grant to have been one of the Union's greatest general 's. He would serve briefly during the Mexican-American War. Initially he would serve as a colonel with the 11th Illinois Infantry. He would command a brigade during the Battle of Fort Donelson where he would be praised for his coolness under fire. As a result of his actions at Fort Donelson he would receive a promotion to brigadier general of volunteers. During the expedition to Savannah, Tennessee he would take over command of General Charles Smith's division after Smith was injured in the leg. Wallace would command that division at the Battle of Shiloh. Despite his limited experience he would manage to hold off repeated Confederate assaults in the area of the Hornet's Nest for 6 hours. Eventually surrounded he finally gave the order to withdraw. Many of his men escaped but Wallace was severely wounded during the retreat. After the battle he was found clinging to life by his men after they had scoured the field looking for him. The general was first carried to his wife and then to General Grant's headquarters. A ball had entered the back of his head just behind the left ear and exited out his left eye. He would die in his wife's arms 3 days later. His last words were "we meet in heaven" before succumbing to the wound on April 10, 1862. He would be laid to rest in Ottawa, Illinois. His horse "Prince" who carried him into the battle is buried beside him. Seldom seen view of the general due to his short service. This one is back marked by President Lincoln's photographer from Fassett's  Gallery of Chicago. $700.00


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. $115.00


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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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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