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Item #67681 Beautiful carte view of this unidentified Federal officer. Standing pose with his arm resting on the large pedestal beside him. He holds his cap in hand displaying the front for the camera. Unfortunately I cannot make out the numeric's on the front of the cap. Wonderfully rich deep tones on this one. No back mark however. Pristine view! $75.00

Item #49143 Beautiful carte view lieutenant Pliny H. Babbitt of the 53rd Massachusetts Infantry. At 44 years of age Babbitt would leave his profession as an auctioneer behind and take a commission in Co. F. of the 53rd Massachusetts around mid October, 1862. A nine month regiment they would serve out their term in Louisiana. They would fight in a number of smaller engagements early on but would play a major role in the assault on Port Hudson. They would lose nearly 80 men in that engagement. Babbitt is shown here in this exquisite frock and wearing the rank of lieutenant. His sword is cradled in one hand and his cap in the other. The numeral "53" is plainly visible within the center of the infantry horn. This view would have been taken sometime around early December, 1862 to mid January of 1863 when the regiment left the state of Massachusetts and encamped in New York prior to boarding a steamer headed for New Orleans. Nice, deep color tones to this one. It is back marked by R. A. Lewis of New York. $195.00

Item #38675 Carte view of a unidentified young Federal infantryman. Doesn't look to be more than 18 years of age. Dressed in his frock coat and cap. He stands in front of a military themed camp scene with a number of Sibly tents shown in the back ground. Back marked out of Springfield, Massachusetts. $115.00 SOLD!

Item #57643 Carte view of Confederate General John Hunt Morgan. This one is obviously taken from an earlier view of the general when he was serving as a captain. Best known for his famous raid in 1863 when he and his men rode over a 1000 miles covering a region from Tennessee through Indiana, Kentucky and southern Ohio. It would be the farthest point north any uniformed Confederate troops would penetrate. No back mark on this one and it is a bit faint. $110.00

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. $250.00

Item #18954 Outstanding and extremely unique carte view which I have not seen before. I'm not exactly sure what these items have in common if anything other than a Gettysburg association. A beautiful eagle drum sits in the center of the view with the drum sticks resting on the top. It is flanked on the left by a polished wooden cane with an silver pommel. Next to it rests a very tattered cap which I can only presume was picked up off the battlefield some time after the war based on it's condition. A US cartridge box leans up against the drum with a Starr carbine to the right of the drum. In the center is a very rusty Enfield bayonet which I would presume was also picked up from the battlefield. Situated on top of the bayonet rests a carte view of none other the Gettysburg hero John L. Burns dressed in his top hat! I would love to know the story behind this view. Wonderfully rare view in fantastic condition. This view also boasts a wonderful back mark by Mumper & Co. of 25 Baltimore St. Gettysburg, PA. Exceptionally rare view! $950.00

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 #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 #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. $295.00

Item #77872 Carte view of a very determined looking yank infantryman. Standing pose of this soldier with his arms crossed in front of his chest in this defiant pose. Dressed in a frock and a Burnside forage cap. Brass infantry horn is pinned to the top. This fellow sports one heck of a moustache! This one is back marked by J. W. Black of Boston. There are a number of known views of members from the 24th Massachusetts Infantry photographed here with this same pose so he may have belonged to that regiment. Super nice carte view. $150.00

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. $110.00

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. $100.00


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 #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. $110.00

Item #89143 Carte view identified as Frederick Kranzel of the 8th Missouri State Militia Cavalry. A young Kranzel would muster with Co. K on March 1, 1862. Kranzel and the rest of the men from the regiment would actually see quite a bit of action in defending the state from thieves and marauding bands of rebel cavalry. Frederick is shown here in his cavalry jacket with his cap resting on the back of the chair at his side. No back mark on this one but there is an old period pencil id on the reverse reading "Fred Kranzel". Don't see Missouri to often. $125.00

Item #29731 carte view identified as 28 year old Harvey N. Rogers of the 177th Ohio Infantry. Harvey would muster as an assistant surgeon just days before the end of the war on April 3, 1865. He would serve a mere 2 and a half months before being mustered out of service on June 24th. Harvey is shown here dressed in a tailored frock with a deep breast pocket. His shoulder boards are black indicating his service with the medical staff and holds the rank of 1st lieutenant. His slouch hat rests on the table at his side with M.S. pinned to the front. This one came out of a family album where he was id'd along with all of his brothers. Back marked out of Columbus, Ohio with a cancelled tax stamp on the reverse. Very nice image. $110.00

Item #81656 Killer carte view of this unidentified grizzled old Federal sergeant of an artillery unit. 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! $395.00

Item #46751 Carte view identified as Major Joseph C. Brooks of the 9th Vermont Infantry. Commissioned a lieutenant in Company K he would receive a promotion to captain in mid November, 1862. In March, 1864 he would be promoted to major. That September he would be wounded in action while fighting at Chaffin's Farm on September 29, 1864. He would survive that wounding and continue to serve until mustering out of service in June, 1865. This one does have a period ink signature by Brooks reading "J.C. Brooks Capt. F. Co. 9th VT November 1863". Slightly trimmed along to bottom. Back marked by Howe of Battleboro, Vermont. $125.00

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! $350.00

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 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. $200.00

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. $300.00

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. $150.00

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 SALE PENDING!

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 #91753 Carte view of Colonel John Starkweather of the 1st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. Starkweather would be commissioned colonel of the regiment on April 20, 1861. Initially a 3 month regiment they would see action Falling Water's and Edmonds Ferry before they were mustered out of service that August. The colonel would immediately re-organize the regiment for a 3 year enlistment. He would command a brigade at Perryville, Stones River and Chickamauga where he would be wounded. Starkweather would survive the wounding and be promoted to brigadier general in mid July, 1863. Following his promotion he would serve on the court martial hearing that tried Surgeon General William Hammond. He would command several posts in both Alabama and Tennessee before eventually mustering out of service in May, 1865. This view has had the corners and the bottom trimmed. No back mark on this one either. Hard to find view. $295.00

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 #79813 Beautiful carte view of Captain Henry Martyn Cross of Massachusetts. At 21 years of age Henry would muster with Company A of the 48th Massachusetts Infantry for a 9 month term beginning in September, 1862. He would leave the regiment that following September. In December of that year he would take a commission in the 59th Massachusetts. It was with the 59th that Henry would be baptized by fire. Just 10 days after the regiment left the sate they would find themselves in the thick of it during the Wilderness. They would see action at Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, The Crater and a handful of other fearful engagements. On May 24, 1864 Henry would be captured at North Anna River. Sent to Macon, Georgia and then Columbia, South Carolina he would eventually be exchanged in early March, 1865. Three months later he would be transferred into the 57th Massachusetts Infantry on June 1, 1865. By the end of July however he would be mustered out of service. Henry is shown here wearing the rank of captain and sporting very nice 9th Corps badge pinned to his breast. There are several known views of Cross. I have had a couple over the years. This is the first of this particular view I have had. Back marked out of Newburyport. This one comes with a small amount of paper work on cross as well. Very nice view. $165.00

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 #89423 Two post war cabinet cards taken at Vicksburg. The first shows a view of the cemetery with an old note that reads "A bit of the Cemetery Vicksburg, May 23rd/08. This one measures 10" x 7". The second view shows a monument to a Pennsylvania regiment located on the cemetery grounds. You can see the rows of tombstones in the back ground. This one measure 10" x 6". Nice early views of the battle ground. $100.00 for the pair.

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. $300.00

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. $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 #68333 Cabinet card of the infamous Libby Prison. This one is a print made from this very well known photograph of the prison. The prison stands in the back ground with barred windows and numerous prisoners seen standing at the windows. A company of guards are lined up on the far left with a number of large canvas tents in the foreground. Both guards and prisoners are seen in this view milling about. There are a couple different prints of this same photo. This one is by C. V. Hamer of Columbus, Ohio. $150.00

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 #56132 Extermely rare silver print of the "The Last Meeting of Lee and Jackson". This one dates to the 1870's. Very well known print which has been widely reproduced over the years. Original prints are however hard to come by. The majority of these are lithographs. This one is however a silver print which you don't often see. The scene depicts Robert E. Lee conferring with Stonewall Jackson with a number of officers' standing in the back ground. This would be the last meeting the two men would have as Jackson would be wounded at Chancellorsville and later succumb to those wounds. Measures 8" x 10" and is blind stamped by A. P. Gates of Charleston, West Virginia. Very light staining in spots but nothing of to much concern. The back of the print has a paper sticker of ownership from Melville Fuller Riley Jr. who served as a Navy lieutenant commander during World War II and who owned the print for many years. Wonderful view and seldom found. $1500.00

Item #98712 Cabinet card identified as Henry A. Barker of the 3rd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery. Barker would enlist with company B on May 12, 1863. The men of the 3rd Massachusetts would spend the majority of their time in the many defenses that would ring Washington. Barker is shown here dressed in his artillery uniform and sporting a cap with artillery insignia pinned to the front. Period ink id on the reverse reading "Henry A. Barker". He would continue you to serve up until mid September, 1865. This one measures 5" x 3.75". Comes with some paperwork on Barker as well. Nice cabinet card. $150.00

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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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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