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

Item #68543 Carte view of Lieutenant William L. Twiss of the 2nd Connecticut Heavy Artillery. Twiss would muster as a sergeant with Co. F. during the summer of 1862. From February through December, 1864 he would see promotions to 1st sergeant, 2nd lieutenant and lastly 1st lieutenant during December of that year. This view was taken sometime after that date as he wears the rank of 1st lieutenant here dressed in this very fine tailored jacket. Pinned to his breast is a ribbon is a 6th Corps, Heavy Artillery Ribbon for which each company had their own. These guys would see a bit of action including a lively fight with Hill's Division. Pencil id on the reverse of this one and back marked out of New Haven, CT. Slightly trimmed. $145.00

Item #79781 Fantastic carte view of musician William Underwood of the 6th Massachusetts Infantry. At 19 years of age William enlisted in Co. G late in August, 1862. He would serve with the regiment until muster out in June of 1863. That following March he enlisted with the US Navy working as a Landsman. First on board the USS Ohio and later aboard the USS Iosco. In January, 1865 William changed positions from landsman to working as a nurse in the navy. He would serve in that position for just two months before finally being mustered out of service. This is a wonderful view of William dressed in his musicians frock. His McDowell cap rests on his knee with the numeral "6" pinned to the the top and company letter "G". A faint period pencil inscription on the reverse of the card reads, "Wm Underwood Summer of 1862 Lowell" The regiment would rendezvous at Camp Henry Wilson located in Lowell during the summer of 1862. Great view! $275.00

Item #57560 Rare carte view of Brigadier General Charles Carroll Tevis. Tevis was a man with a passion for battle. A West Point graduate he left the states for Turkey where he fought in the Crimean War. In 1862 he returned to the United States siding with the Union receiving the rank of lieutenant colonel with the 4th Delaware Infantry. Not fond of garrison duty or the infantry, Tevis appealed to the president to allow him to raise a cavalry regiment composed of former southern slaves. He argued that former slaves were better experienced and suited as horsemen than their northern counterparts. The president was not impressed with the concept and Tevis settled for assisting General Schenk in raising a regiment of cavalryman from the state of Maryland. After recruiting a number of men from Baltimore and Kent Counties he turned his sights on the overflowing Fort Delaware prison. Now bursting at the seams with men recently captured at Gettysburg, Tevis was able to convince a number of prisoners to switch sides and join the Federal cavalry service. In all he was able to raise four companies of men composed of former Confederate prisoners of war. Before the regiment had even been completed, the colonel found himself embroiled in an election scandal which resulted in his arrest and nearly cost him his command. Eventually cleared of the charges, Tevis along with his newly formed cavalry regiment went to work as scouts during the Red River Campaign. Raising a regiment composed of such a large number of former Confederates had it downside. The unit was looked down upon by other regiments composed entirely of northern men. Not to mention the high desertion rate which one might expect. In all 401 men had deserted from the regiment. While Tevis was a formidable soldier on the battlefield he was less than formidable with his poor choices. In an effort to raise morale among his troops he allowed the men to travel to New Orleans and take their horses to the race track and not only race but place bets on those races. It was the straw that broke the camels back and Tevis was arrested and eventually discharged from the service. Despite the fact he still managed to receive a promotion to brevet brigadier general. In October, 1865 Tevis would travel to Philadelphia in an effort to procure muskets for Fenian troops who were planning on invading Canada. He would go on to fight for varying countries over the next several years wherever there was a war to be fought even serving as a "private soldier" for Pope Pius IX. His post war years read like a soap opera plagued by his bad decision making throughout his life. He would eventually succumb to old age living in Paris in 1900. This example is back marked out of his home town of Philadelphia. The back contains to inscriptions. One of which reads, "Gen Caroll Tevis in the French at the Battle of Seden". The other reads, "Was in the Popes body guard at one time". Rare view of one of the war's most colorful soldiers. $275.00

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

Item #78543 Carte view of private Leonard D. Grace of the 22nd Maine Infantry. Standing pose of Leonard dressed in his frock. He would enlist in Co. D starting in October, 1862 serving up until August, 1863. The regiment would serve mainly in the area of Port Hudson and taking part in multiple assaults there. Back marked out of Portland. $75.00

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

Item #56567 Caret view identified as Samuel A. Bagley of the 9th Maine Infantry. Bagley would enlist on September 21, 1861 and be mustered into Co. H. He would serve his entire term with the company and re-enlist on the 1st of January, 1864. This view dates to sometime after his re-enlistment as he wears service stripes on his coat sleeve. His hat rests on the table with infantry insignia pinned to the front with the numeral "9" in the center of the horn and company letter "H" pinned above. Samuel would eventually be mustered out in July, 1865. The 9th would see action in a number of heated engagements including Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Chaffin's Farm and a number of others. This one is back marked out of Machias, Maine. $95.00

Item #78934 Carte view of Warren Rutan of the 1st New Jersey Cavalry. Very nice view of Rutan and his re-enforced cavalry trousers. Warren would enlist in Co. I in mid 1862. During his time with the Co. I he would receive promotions to both corporal and later sergeant in November, 1863. The following month he would re-enlist with the regiment. On May 28, 1864 Rutan would be wounded at Salem Creek when he received a gunshot wound to the neck. He would spend the next 4 months being transferred to one hospital after another. Four in total before being sent home on furlough in October, 1864. Continuously plagued by the wound it would eventually claim his life. he would die at home on March 21, 1865. This one is signed on the reverse by Warren and is back marked out of Newton, New Jersey. Very nice view from a very hard fought unit. $300.00 SALE PENDING!

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

Item #57565 Pair of carte views identified to Lieutenant William Hull of the 6th Michigan Cavalry and Lieutenant John Hobensach of the 1st New Jersey Cavalry. Hull initially enlisted in the 1st Michigan Infantry for 3 months from May until August, 1861. He enlisted a second time that following October in the 6th Michigan Cavalry as a 2nd lieutenant. A promotion to 1st lieutenant in March of 1863 followed by a promotion to Assistant Inspector General for the 1st Brigade, 1st Division in March, 1865. He would serve there less than 2 months before resigning his commission. Hobensach would join with the 1st New Jersey Cavalry during the summer of 1861 serving 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 as well in June, 1865 but not before being wounded twice. Once at Brandy Station and a second time at New Hope Church in 1864. At some point these two men became acquaintances and Hull presented Hobensach with a signed view of himself. Signed in period ink on the front it is inscribed on the back "To Lieut J Hobensack Ordinance Officer Wyndhams Cavalry Sixth Michigan Cavalry". The view of Hobensach has unfortunately been heavily trimmed with his signature having been trimmed from the front. Neat pairing however. $600.00

Item #22897 Very nice carte view of Captain Robert W. Binkley of the 3rd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery. Robert would muster with Co. C. as a 2nd lieutenant on October 8, 1862. In May of 1864 he would be promoted to lieutenant followed by a promotion to captain in June of 65'. Originally the regiment served as the 152nd Pennsylvania Infantry with a later designation as the 3rd Heavy Artillery. They would see action in a number of battles and men from this regiment would serve as guards during Jefferson Davis's confinement. Very nice view of Binkley sporting a handlebar mustache. Period pencil id on the reverse however there is another view of Binkley known which confirms the id. Back marked out of Philadelphia. There is a small amount of paper work on the captain that comes with this view. Nice carte. $110.00

Item #56412 Carte view of 2nd lieutenant Smith D. Martin of the 8th Illinois Cavalry. Smith would muster in Co. D as a corporal in September of 1861. He would serve with the regiment through a number of engagements including Mechanicsville, Gaines Mill, Malvern Hill, Antietam, Fredericksburg and a slew of others. Smith would re-enlist in January of 1864. The 8th Illinois holds the honor of being the first regiment of the war to originate veterans for enlistment. Martin would continue to serve until the summer of 1865 taking a promotion to lieutenant in March of that year.. This view shows Martin as a lieutenant and is back marked out of St. Louis. It is hand signed in period ink by Martin and was probably taken near the end of his enlistment or very shortly there after as they were mustered out in St. Louis. Nice view $250.00

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

Item #22922 Extremely rare albumen of Gettysburg hero Colonel Frank A. Haskell. There are very few views known of Haskell and among those this one of the more rare versions. Haskell would enlist in July, 1861 as a 1st lieutenant in the 6th Wisconsin Infantry. They would later become part of the famed Iron Brigade as he served as an adjutant for the regiment and then an aide-de-camp for Brig. General John Gibbon who served as the commander for the Iron Brigade. Haskell would follow Gibbon after Gibbon's promotion commanding the 2nd Division, 1st Corps. July of 1863 found Gibbon's and his division on the field of Gettysburg and Haskell was right beside him. On July 3rd his division would bear the brunt of the Confederate juggernaut known as Pickett's Charge as a mass of Confederate troops stormed the stone wall. As Confederate troops breached the stonewall, General Gibbons fell wounded and his men began to fall back in disorder. Haskell rushed to the front reorganizing the men and bringing force to bear against the attacking Confederate troops. Ultimately Confederate troops were beaten back. Haskell would be commended colonel's Norman Hall and A.F Devereux as well as Brig. General William Harrow and General Gibbon himself who said of Haskell, "I have always thought that to him, more than to any one man, are we indebted for the repulse of Lee's assault". A few weeks after the battle Haskell wrote to his brother speaking of his account at Gettysburg. It would later be published in 1889 titled "The Battle of Gettysburg" and is to this day considered one of the classic accounts of the battle. In February, 1864 Haskell was promoted to colonel of the 36th Wisconsin. During the Battle of Cold Harbor he took command of the 1st Brigade, 2nd Division after it's commander Colonel Henry McKeen was killed. Not long after taking command Haskell was leading a charge when he was shot through the temple and killed instantly. His close friend General Gibbon was entirely distraught upon learning of his death exclaiming, "My God!! I have lost my best friend, and one of the best soldiers in the Army of the Potomac has fallen!". This view shows Haskell wearing the rank of colonel dating to sometime between February and June, 1864. Measures 7 1/2" x 5 1/4". Nice period ink id across the front bottom. This one also comes with a copy of the book "The Battle of Gettysburg". Very rare view. $750.00

Item #16761 Carte view of an unidentified Federal cavalryman. Service strips located on the forearms with some unique cuff trim. Not the typical single braided cuff trim you would normally see. His cap rests on the table beside him with cavalry insignia pinned to the front. No back mark on this one and slightly trimmed. Nice view. $110.00 SALE PENDING!

Item #77879 Very nice carte view identified as George W. Huntoon of the 8th Illinois Cavalry. Seated pose of George wearing his cavalry trousers with the nice wide yellow stripe running down the seam. George would enlist as a private in Co. F. starting in September, 1861. At some point George was promoted to sergeant. He would re-enlist in November, 1862 and continue to serve up until July, 1865 when he was mustered out of service. The 8th would see action in a number of now historic battles. Antietam, Fredericksburg among many others. They are also credited with firing the first shot of the Battle of Gettysburg when lieutenant Marcellus Jones used a carbine to fire a shot at a rebel officer mounted on a horse from over a half-mile away. This one has a very nice period ink id on the front and two period id's on the reverse written in pencil. Back marked out of Alexandria, Virginia as well. Very nice view! $225.00 SALE PENDING!

Item #22324 Set of carte views of two unidentified Federal soldiers. These were among a bunch of identified images hailing from Illinois so they most likely hail from that state. Only one is back marked by D. R. Town but doesn't list the city. $65.00

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 #22623 Splendid carte view of Walter F. Devereux. This one is incorrectly identified as William Devereux in modern pencil on the reverse. Walter would first enlist as a corporal in Co. C. of the 1st Iowa Infantry starting in May, 1861. While only a 3 month regiment they would be heavily tested at Wilson's Creek and receive considerable praise for repulsing repeated attacks by an enemy force 5 times their number. Walter would muster out of the 1st Iowa that August and in December he would enlist once again. This time with the 16th Iowa. There he would serve in the Western Theater for the next year and a half. In June, 1863 Walter would be discharged for a promotion to captain with the 47th USCT. He would serve but another year before being dismissed. This view dates to his time serving with the 47th. Wonderful view of Walter sporting his captains bars and this magnificent cap with braid adorning the crown. Nice period ink inscription on the front and back marked out of Vicksburg where the regiment was stationed from March up until October, 1864. $250.00

Item #23142 Carte view identified as James Hyer of the 9th New York Infantry "Hawkins Zouaves". Hyer would enlist in Co. E of the 9th New York in early May, 1861. He would serve with the regiment at Newport News, Virginia and throughout Burnside's North Carolina Expedition. He would fight at South Mills and South Mountain before being wounded in the blood bath at Antietam on September, 17th. James would eventually be discharged in January of 1863 as a result of that wounding. He is shown here dressed in the distinctive full uniform worn by the Hawkin's Zouaves. It's back marked out of Philadelphia. There is also an ink id on the reverse and the date of "4-22-1863" placing this view having been taken after his discharge. Hyer would later die in 1892 during a botched stomach surgery. Rounded corners on this one but a rare unit. $300.00 

Item #89877 Carte view identified as Dwight Chapman of the 34th Massachusetts Infantry. Chapman stands here dressed in his frock and displaying his cap with the numerals "34" and company letter "G". Dwight would enlist with Co. G. in July, 1862. The 34th would not see their first significant action until May, 1864 when they were heavily engaged at New Market. In the months that followed the regiment would see action in a number of engagements. Chapman himself would be wounded at Fisher's Hill on the 22nd of September, 1864. The wound must have been slight as his records do not mention it and he was back with the regiment during the fight at Cedar Creek just a couple of weeks later. It would be his last fight however. Chapman was killed there on October 13, 1864. Interesting Chapman's cousin who enlisted in Co.G as well on the same date as Dwight met the same fate on the same date. He was both wounded at Fisher's Hill on the 22nd and then later killed at Cedar Creek on the same date. Pencil id on the reverse along with a brief history on Chapman. Front stamped out of Broadway, N.Y. This one does comes with his service records also. $275.00

Item #22164 Small albumen view of one of the unlucky Confederate soldiers that would fall in the trenches of Petersburg. This view measures 3 1/2" x 4" and came from a scrapbook album that had been put together by Charles H. Nason of the 1st Rhode Island Cavalry. This view shows the soldier where he fell. Perhaps a victim of the numerous shells that were lobbed into the Confederate works. A cartridge box lay in the foreground which has had the strap ripped from it. You can see it laying several feet away up above his foot. A trampled kepi lays at his feet which doesn't appear to have belonged to him. A slouch cap can be seen laying next to his head. It is interesting to note that it appears he was wearing a captured Federal great coat as you can clearly see the cape tangled up in a sling to the cartridge box he was wearing. This view was taken in April, 1865. A very poignant view of this soldier that fell amidst the sound and fury of war. $300.00

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 #89109 Set of 4 caricature cdv's featuring Federal troops in a number of various camp themed views. These were all done by Winslow Homer. The 4 are titled, "BUILDING CASTLES", "UPSET HIS COFFEE", "HARD TACK" and "LATE FOR ROLL CALL". Each features a comical scene which I am sure more than a few soldiers could have probably related too at the time and even today. Nice vivid colors on all four of these. The view titled "HARD TACK" does have a slight crease through it. The rest are about mint. Neat views that are getting harder to find. $500.00

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

Item #78778 Carte view of the "Ole Snapping Turtle" General George Meade. Fighting with distinction during the Second Seminole War and Mexican-American War as well as serving as a highly respected engineer prior to the war. Meade started the war as a brigade commander during the Peninsular Campaign. He was subsequently wounded while leading his brigade during the Battle of Glendale. He gained acclaim for his success during the Battle of South Mountain and assumed corps command during the Battle of Antietam. At Fredericksburg he was one of the few commanders to show any success during the battle. Tasked with driving Confederate troops under Jackson from Prospect Hill they managed to make it farther than any other Federal troops on the field. Lack of reinforcements however resulted is losing all the ground that was gained earlier in the day. He would lead the V Corps as Chancellorsville as well. Just 3 days prior to Gettysburg, Meade would be promoted to command the Army of the Potomac. His greatest claim to fame was defeating Lee there but he failed to follow up the victory by pursuing Lee. While Meade was largely successful, his career was over shadowed by political turmoil, a violent temper and Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant who accompanied Meade throughout his campaigns. This is a very nice view of the old general and is back marked by Brady. $125.00

Item #89878 Very nice carte view of Lieutenant Charles Sanders of the 48th Massachusetts Infantry, Co. E. A 20 year old Sanders stands here with his arms folded and wearing the rank of 2nd lieutenant. His cap bears the infantry bugle insignia with the numeral "48" in it's center. A resident of Salem , Charles would enlist into the 48th in September of 1862 with the rank of 2nd lieutenant. During the assault on Port Hudson 92 men and officers from the 48th volunteered to lead the first assault. In the debacle that followed 47 of those men would be left on the field killed or wounded. Less than a month later on June 26, 1863 Sanders would be discharged for a disability. Whether or not he was wounded there and discharged as a result I'm not sure. That following May, Sanders was offered a commission in the 57th Massachusetts Infantry but later declined the offer. Apparently still suffering from the ailment which caused his initial discharge. This one has a pencil signature on the reverse by Sanders as well as a modern ink id. Pencil id on the front as well. Back marked out of Boston. $85.00

Item #34121 Carte view of Charles L. Bentley. This would be Charles Lemuel Bentley of the 7th Ohio Infantry. He would enlist with Co. D of the 7th Ohio beginning in June, 1861. He would be discharged for a disability in October, 1864. This may also be the same Charles L. Bentley which later served in the U.S. Army's 1st Engineer's Battalion. He would move to Michigan following his service which is where this view is in fact identified to. Written in period ink on the reverse is "Charles L. Bentley Flint City, Michigan". He has also dated it Oct. 30th, 1864. $175.00

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. $500.00

Item #56513 Carte view of major general Richard J. Oglesby. Prior to the war Oglesby served as a lieutenant with the 4th Illinois Volunteer Infantry during the Mexican- American War. He along with the rest of the 4th Illinois just missed capturing Santa Anna during the Battle of Cerro Gordo. They did however end up with his wooden leg and are credited with playing the first game of baseball ever played outside of the United States in April, 1847. Santa Anna's wooden leg was made good use of during the game as it was the only bat available. In late April, 1861 Oglesby was appointed colonel of the 8th Illinois Infantry. Not long afterwards he was given command of the 1st Brigade, 1st Division, District of Cairo under the Department of the Missouri. He would command his brigade at both Fort Henry and Fort Donelson receiving a promotion to brigadier general in March, 1862. During the Battle of Corinth he would command the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division. It was here that he was severely wounded both in the chest and the back. After his recovery Ogelsby was promoted to major general in the Army of the Tennessee. He would eventually resign his commission in May, 1864 to run for governor but would be present with Abraham Lincoln when he died on April 15, 1865. He would in fact win the election for governor of Illinois and serve as such from 1865 to 1869. This is a really nice view with deep color tones. It is back marked by Anthony. $110.00

Item #68754 Very rare view of General George Armstrong Custer. This view was taken by Matthew Brady on May 23, 1865 when Custer was in Washington for the "Grand Review of the Armies". This view shows Custer casually seated in Brady's studio dressed in his customary eloquent uniform with two small stars pinned to his cap. Very rare and desirable view from the Brady Gallery no less. This one does have some slight soiling to it but no bends or creases. There is small numeral 6 written up at the top in period ink. I would presume it's probably a proof number or possibly the negative number. Extremely rare view. $1250.00

Item #67699 Extremely rare carte view of the first African American elected to Congress, Hiram Rhodes Revels. Hiram was born a free man in Fayetteville, North Carolina in 1827. Later he would work as a barber in Lincolnton before attending the Union County Quaker Seminary in Indiana and then the Darke County Seminary located in Ohio. In 1845 Hiram was ordained a minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. He would work as a preacher throughout the midwest. Often times meeting with a great deal of opposition. During one instance in 1854 Hiram would be imprisoned in Missouri for "preaching gospel to the Negros". During the mid 1850's he served as the minister for the Methodist Episcopal Church located in Baltimore and also worked as a principal for an all black high school. As war approached, Hiram's second cousin Lewis Sheridan Leary would be killed while taking part in John Brown's failed raid on Harper's Ferry. Hiram would serve as a chaplain during he war and help raise two African American regiments and take part in the Battle of Vicksburg.
Post war Hiram would continue to work as a pastor in Natchez before being elected to represent Adams County in the Mississippi State Senate in 1869. In 1870 he was elected overwhelmingly to finish the term of one of the states two seats in the US Senate which had been vacant since the war. Upon arriving in Washington his election was met with great opposition by Democrats who opposed seating him in the Senate. After 2 days of debating back and forth Hiram finally won the seat without a single Democrat voting in his favor. His term would last one year. He would fight vigorously for racial equality as well as for amnesty and restoration of full citizenship for ex-Confederates rather than punishment. Following his term as a Senator he would preside as the first president of the Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College. Worked tirelessly for the integration of schools and equality among black workers. He would remain active as a Methodist Episcopal minister. Hiram would pass away on January 16, 1901 while attending a church conference. The view itself is extremely good with no bends and nice crisp corners. Some light soiling but otherwise fine. No back mark on this one however. Extremely rare view of this prominent figure in African American history. $3500.00

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

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

Item #90430 Very nice carte view of General Alexander McDowell McCook. Prior to the war McCook saw action fighting against Apache and Ute Indians in New Mexico and serving as an assistant instructor of infantry tactics at the United States Military Academy. When war came McCook took an appointment to colonel of the 1st Ohio Infantry. His first action would come during the First Battle of Bull Run. That September he was promoted brigadier general of volunteers and commanded a division in Tennessee. After his role in helping capture Nashville, Tennessee he was given a brevet to lieutenant colonel in the regular army. He would command a division during the Battle of Shiloh and again at Corinth. In July, 1862 he was promoted again. This time to major general of volunteers. Given command of the 1st Corps in the Army of the Ohio he would take a beating at the Battle of Perryville and again during the Battle of Stones River. His troops were whipped yet again at Chickamauga and were driven from the field. As a result he was courtmartialed and blamed for the Union disaster there. He would not be convicted but did end up losing his command. A year later he was given command defending the area of the Potomac and Washington and commanded all forces during the battle of Fort Stevens. After the battle he was again without a command. Near the end of the war he was given command of the District of Eastern Arkansas. Post war he would continue serving in the military up until 1899. Very nice view back marked by Anthony. $150.00

Item #57565 Carte view identified as Joseph McCullough who served in the 11th Illinois Cavalry. Joseph would serve but a brief stint with Co. B. of the 11th Illinois from March, 1865 up through September. Nice period ink id on the reverse of this one and back marked out of Peoria where parts of this regiments were mustered from. Clipped corners along the bottom. $110.00

Item #21213 Carte view identified as James P. Murray of the 47th Illinois Infantry. This one is from a grouping of images from the 47th Illinois. Murray would muster with Co. K starting in September, 1861. He would serve with the regiment up until mid December of 1863 when Murray transferred into the Veteran Reserve Corps for unspecified reasons. This one is identified on the back as having been taken at Fort Madison, Iowa. One of the other views from this grouping was also taken at this location. Small pinhole up at the top and clipped corners along the bottom. This one is marked on the front by Wilson. $110.00

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

Item #34312 Rare carte view of Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Chamberlin of the 150th Pennsylvania Bucktails! Originally Chamberlin signed as a captain in Co. D of the 34th Pennsylvania Infantry starting in June, 1861. On June 30th, 1862 while engaged at Glendale, Chamberlin stooped down to pick up the flag from the fallen color bearer when he was shot in the left leg just below the knee. As the Union lines retreated he was left on the field and captured. His next 2 months were spent in Libby Prison before being exchanged for William Prince of the 8th North Carolina in August. That following month he was discharged from the 34th Pennsylvania for a promotion with the 150th Bucktails while he lay in a hospital bed still recovering from his wound. His wound healed, he would fight along side the men of the 150th at Gettysburg where they slugged it out on July 1st near the McPherson Farm. Attacked from both sides the regiment suffered severely and Chamberlin fell severely wounded with a bullet in his right shoulder and one in his back. He would survive the wounds but would be unable to return to duty and resigned his commission in mid March, 1865. Very nice view but no back mark. $395.00

Item #22091 Beautiful carte view of Confederate General Joseph Reid Anderson. A prominent industrialist prior to the war he would received a commission to major of artillery in August, 1861 and then to brigadier general that following September. His first assignment was commanding Confederate forces located at Wilmington, North Carolina. In April of that following year he was then sent to Fredericksburg to oppose McDowell and his forces there. As the Peninsular Campaign kicked off and an increasing threat to Richmond continued to build he was placed in command of the 3rd Brigade. He would fight at Mechanicsville, Gaines' Mill and Frayser's Farm where he would be wounded. After his wounding Anderson resigned his commission and returned to operating the famed Tredegar Iron Works which he owned. He would continue to serve the Confederacy by producing the majority of munitions and cannons for the southern war effort. On April 2, 1865 as retreating Confederate forces began evacuating Richmond they set fire to whatever they thought might be of use to the Federals. To protect the Tredegar Iron Works from destruction Anderson himself paid some 50 armed guards to protect the building from being set ablaze. As a result the facility became one of the very few building located in the warehouse district to remain standing as Federal forces entered the city. This is a beautiful view of Anderson dressed in this magnificent double breasted frock. Wonderful gold braid up the sleeve. Just a fantastic view. One slight bend on the one corner otherwise fine. Back marked by Anthony. $400.00

Item #21999 Rare carte view by Brady of Colonel Henry A. V. Post of the 2nd USSS. Henry would be commissioned into the 2nd United States Sharp Shooters on the 1st of January, 1862 by special order from the War Department. Prior to that he was serving as the Lieut. Colonel to the regiment. He would not serve in that position long. While leading his men during the Battle of Antietam a ball struck him in the upper arm traveling down the length of the arm and exiting at the elbow. He was carried back to the famed Stone Church on the Sharpsburg Road before eventually making his way back to a hospital in Washington. As a result of that wounding he would receive a discharge on November 18th, 1862. The back bears a very nice period ink inscription reading "H.A.V. Post Col of 2'd U.S.S.S. Wounded at Antietam. Sept. 17th, 1862. Resigned Nov. 1862". This one is marked by Brady. Great image from this highly sought after unit! $900.00 

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 #29086 Superb carte view of New York infantryman taken camp. This is from the Illustrations of Camp Life done by Brady. This young infantryman sits on a stump dressed in a New York jacket wearing his cartridge box and a SNY waist plate. The jacket looks as if it were just issued to him. Double armed with a revolver tucked into his belt and holding onto his musket. This is probably a member of the 21st New York that was photographed at Upton's Hill, Maryland during the fall of 1861. The regiment spent winter quarters there and built Fort Buffalo at that location remaining until March, 1862. Wonderful and rare view. $350.00

Item #79812 Beautiful carte view of Major General Gouverneur Kemble Warren. Appointed Lieutenant Colonel of the 5th New York in mid may of 1861. Promoted to Colonel of the regiment for his actions during the Battle of Big Bethel. He would command the regiment at Yorktown and a brigade during The Seven Days Battle. Wounded at Gaines Mill he was back in time to fight at Malvern Hill where he held off a superior force. Next he commanded a brigade at both Second Manassas and Antietam. Promoted to Brigadier General of Volunteers for his actions there he would lead a brigade at Fredericksburg. He would perform admirably again during Chancellorsville. It was his action during the Battle of Gettysburg that he most known for. It was warren who realized the strategic advantage of Little Round Top. He immediately dispatched Colonel Strong Vincent's brigade to take the hill just as Confederates began to attack securing the hill for the Federal forces which quite possibly saved the Union army from defeat. He would go on to fight admirably at Bristoe Station, the Mine Run Campaign and several others before having a falling out with General Phil Sheridan who accused Warren of moving his Corps to slow at the Battle of Five Forks. He would be reassigned to the defenses of Petersburg for the rest of the war. Extremely nice view back marked by Anthony. Period pencil id across the bottom front. $125.00

Item #90012 Carte view of 1st lieutenant John S. Boynton of the 118th New York Infantry. Boynton would muster as a lieutenant with Co. K. of the "Adirondack Regiment" starting in September, 1862. Their enlistment would begin a little slow serving garrison duty in the defense's surrounding Washington. Beginning in the late spring of 1863 however they would get their first taste of what war was about and it would be constant from that point on. The 118th's first major loss came at Drewery's Bluff where they lost nearly 200 men. Next came Cold Harbor followed by Petersburg, Fort Harrison and Richmond losing close to another 200 men. The ranks heavily depleted they would continue to fight on until the close of the war. Boynton however had possibly had his fill of war or there may be some other unknown reason but in February of 1864 he resigned his commission and headed back home. He stands here dressed in his frock. His cap rests on the pedestal at his side mostly ubscured by the curtain but you can just make out the infantry horn on the front. No back mark on this one but it is a very nice view with very deep color tones. $80.00

Item #90012 Extremely nice carte view of Lieutenant Albert D. Beckwith of the 2nd Vermont Infantry. Beckwith would muster as a sergeant in Co. I beginning in June, 1861 for a 3 year term. In those 3 years he would see more war than I am sure he cared too. Starting with Bull Run the 2nd Vermont would slug it out in battle after battle with the Army of the Potomac. Savage's Station, White Oak Swamp and Antietam just to name a few. Albert would not survive unscathed. His first wounding would come at Fredericksburg on December 13, 1862. He would survive and fight on at Gettysburg and Rappahannock Station. In December, 1863 he would re-enlist and would be wounded once again during the units first fight following the winter of 1863 while engaged at the Wilderness. Another dozen battles would follow before his eventual discharge during the summer of 1865. Albert is shown here dressed in his frock with a corps badge pinned to the breast. This view was taken while serving as a 1st sergeant. A rank which he attained on October 18, 1864. It is signed on the reverse in Alberts hand in period ink. "A. Beckwith 1st Sergt Co. I 2nd V. Vols". This one is back marked out of Weston, Vermont with a revenue stamp on the back which has been cancelled by drawing a star over it. First time I have seen that. Very nice view. $200.00

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

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

Item #87900 Killer carte view of Sergeant Cornelius Sweet of the 137th New York Infantry. A former orphan at 6 years of age he would enlist at 21 as a corporal in Co. H. during the summer of 1862.  The regiment would see action in numerous battles but none more so than at Gettysburg. Sweet was promoted to sergeant on July 1, 1863. The next day he was on Culp's Hill fighting off a wave of enemy attacks. The regiment which was alone and unassisted held it's own against a vastly superior force but won the day but at great cost. The regiment would suffer more casualties than any other regiment in the 12th Corps. Cornelius would go on to fight in a total of 14 engagements following Gettysburg but would eventually muster out in June of 1865. Following the war he went on to become a prominent Reverend living to the ripe old age of 98. This view shows Cornelius seated with the "white star" for the 12th Corps pinned to both the breast of his jacket and the side of his cap. An ink inscription is written across the bottom front as well as another on the back. This one does come with a small amount of history on Cornelius. Spectacular view! $450.00

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 #68111 Incredible and rare view of Captain John Yellot of the 1st Maryland Potomac Home Brigade, Company G. Yellot was a resident of Baltimore. He was also a slave owner of two slaves. Despite that fact he sided with the Union. Like many families during the war his family was split. George Yellot who was a relative of John's served with Mosby's Raiders. Washington Yellot, another family member would serve with the 1st Maryland Infantry CSA and was fighting it out on the oppositse side of the battlefield of John at Bull Run. In September, 1861 John would be commissioned a captain in the 1st Maryland Infantry despite several of his families southern allegiance. In September of 1862 he would be part of the garrison that surrendered to enemy forces at Harper's Ferry. Immediately paroled he would rejoin the regiment. That following July Yellot would command Co.G atop Culp's Hill on the second day's fight at Gettysburg. There they helped repulse the final Confederate attack under Longstreet. After the fight Yellot was part of the force that pursued Lee as he retreated back across the Potomac River. It was during this pursuit that John was accidentally shot in the left shoulder as they sat in camp at Maryland Heights. While the wound was serious he managed to survive and in December of that year took a promotion to major. The wound still plaguing him, he took the position of Provost Marshall of Fredrick, Maryland. There he was charged with deporting those from the city who had "aided or encouraged" the enemy along with numerous other duties. Near the end of November, 1864 with his wounds still troubling him he was discharged  for wounds received. Yellot is shown here during his position as Provost Marshall. He sits with either a newspaper of perhaps one of the general orders which he issued rolled up in his hand. The view remains housed in it's original album page identified in ink writing on it's front. It is also back marked out of Fredrick. Very rare view from a state that doesn't come up very often. This does come with his service records. Exceptional with great history! $500.00

Item #45110 Extremely rare albumen print titled, "Orphans Homestead, Gettysburg, Pa." This measures 9" x 11.5". As a result of the countless children left without a parent due to the war the residents of Gettysburg decided to create a home to house these children in September of 1866. Prior to becoming the home to orphaned children the residence served as the Headquarters for Union General Oliver Howard during the Battle of Gettysburg. The building at it's peek housed some 120 orphans. In 1877 the orphanage closed it's doors after it was found that the orphans were receiving horrendous treatment and regular physical and terrible abuse at the hands of the orphanages manager. There were some really horrific abuses that took place here and this building does still stand in Gettysburg to this day. In this view some roughly 20 orphans stand out front dressed in various types of cadet style uniforms. The girls stand of to the left all dressed in plain white dresses. In the center stand Union Generals Crawford, Porter and Grant along with Governor Geary. I believe this was taken in 1867. An identical view sold on ebay just a couple of years ago for $2700. This one has been conserved by Maria Pukownik of the Gettysburg Fine art & Paper Conservatory who does some exceptionally fine work. I do have a larger scan available of this print to better show the details of it if you need to see it. Extremely rare and hard to find view. $950.00

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 #89132 Carte view of Major General Winfield Scott Hancock. He would see action in a number of battles. Wounded in the abdomen during the the failed attack on Marye's Heights during the Battle of Fredericksburg. Probably most famous for his actions at Gettysburg which helped secure a Union victory. During Pickett's Charge a bullet passed through the pommel of his saddle and lodged itself in his thigh. He would recover and go on to lead men at a number of battles including Cold Harbor, Wilderness, Spotsylvania and others. This one is back marked by Anthony and is identified by a period ink id across the front bottom. Very nice view. $150.00

Item # 77347 A very nice carte view of Brevet Brig. General Moses Barett Houghton. Moses took a commission with Co. D of the 3rd Michigan Infantry during the early summer months of 1861. Wounded in the thigh at Fair Oaks he took a 30 day leave of absence to heal before returning to the regiment where he received a promotion to major. In May of 1863 Houghton found himself in the severe fight at Chancellorsville where he led a charge against against some of Jackson's men near the Chancellor House. James Taylor who was a member of Co. I wrote of Houghton, "led by Maj. Houghton in his short sleeves, a revolver in each hand, we took in about 500 prisoners in short order". He would receive a commission to Lieut. Colonel on January 20, 1864. Shortly afterwards he returned to Michigan given the task of raising a new "3rd Michigan". After the completion of the formation of the new regiment Houghton was mustered as it's colonel. The regiment spent the remainder of the war marching back and forth across Tennessee and Alabama seeing little action before being shipped off to Texas. Houghton would receive a promotion to Brevet Brig. General on March 15th. He undertook a number of various positions until his discharge in in 1866. This is a very nice view of Houghton which is signed in pencil by Moses himself. No back mark on this one but a very nice view signed by the general himself! $275.00

Item #89754 Carte view of Colonel Joseph John Morrison of New York. Morrison was commissioned a captain in Co. A of the 83rd New York Infantry in late May, 1861. He was discharged just 2 months later. That December he took a commission as captain of the 3rd New York Light Artillery, Co. B. He would remain there until may, 1863 when he would resign his commission. Possibly due to the inactivity and boredom which comes with seeing little to no action. January of 1864 saw Morrison taking a colonel's commission with the 16th New York Heavy Artillery. He would serve in that capacity until his eventual discharge in August, 1865 but would receive a brevet to brigadier-general in March of that year. This view shows Morrison dressed in his double breasted frock and wearing his colonel's shoulder boards. Mint view but no back mark on this one. $125.00

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 #78121 Extremely nice carte view of this young Confederate officer. Dressed in a double breasted frock with the rank of captain. This one is not back marked but it came out of an album of views that were all marked of out Henderson County, Kentucky. The 10th Kentucky Partisan Rangers were recruited in Henderson County. I am fairly certain this is Captain Lorenzo Dow Hockersmith of the 10th Kentucky Cavalry who served in John Hunt Morgan's command and was a personal friend of Morgan. Lorenzo joined the 10th Kentucky during the summer of 1862 with the rank of 3rd lieutenant. He was afterwards promoted to captain. He was captured along with most of Morgan's command when they raided Ohio and Indiana in July, 1863. Initially he was sent to Johnson's Island but was transferred to Columbus. It was there where they made their escape tunneling out under the prison floor. He was later promoted to lieutenant colonel. Hockersmith was part of the honor guard present during Morgan's marriage to Miss Ready. His home is currently listed on the National Registry of Historic Homes in Hopkins County, Kentucky. Beautiful view! $450.00

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

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

Item #89712 Carte view identified as George B. French. This one is back marked out of Portland, Maine. Most likely George B. French of the 5th Maine as he is the only soldier by that name serving from Maine and the regiment was in fact raised in Portland. George enlisted in Co. E. starting in December, 1861. He was captured on May 23, 1863 although the location is not mentioned. Exchanged he would rejoin the regiment. Almost a year later he is reported as missing at Spotsylvania. There seems to be some confusion with his service. At some point in 1864 he transferred into the 7th Maine and then transferred again into the 1st Maine Veteran Infantry. George was eventually mustered out in June of 1865. This view most likely dates to his initial enlistment in Portland. The 5th Maine would see extensive action at Gettysburg as well as just about every major engagement of the war. Very nice bold inscription along the front. $75.00

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 #78791 Carte view of a naval officer. This looks to be a first assistant engineer. He sits dressed in a double breasted frock with his cap resting on the table beside him. An eagle grasping an anchor is pinned to the front of the cap. Nice view but no back mark on this one. $175.00

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 #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 #67812 Carte view of Brig. General General George Varney. Originally mustering as a major with the 2nd Maine in early May, 1861. He would be one of the first to march out of the state after Lincoln's call for volunteers. During the Federal debacle at Bull Run Varney would be wounded at captured. Probably not the way he thought the war was going to go I'm sure. A month later he was exchanged for Confederate officer. Returning to the ranks he was promoted to lieutenant colonel. Not long after he once again lay in the hands of the enemy this time captured at Gaines Mill. I can only assume his expression was something along the lines of "not again...". He was soon exchanged once more and proceeded to Fredericksburg. Here Varney led his men along an unfinished railroad cut in an attempt to bring his men closer to the stone wall located on Marye's Heights. Along the way a shell fragment struck him in the head and knocked him senseless which may have been a blessing in disguise. Major Daniel Sargent took over and led the men into the hell storm of shot and shell which was pouring from the stone wall. The regiment was just completely annihilated here. Varney would recover and would be made a full colonel in January of 1863. That summer he would muster out with his regiment. He would eventually receive a brevet to brigadier general in 1865 for his actions at Fredericksburg. This one is slightly trimmed. No back marked but a pencil id on the back. $150.00

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 #21421 Gemtype of William C. Rowe who began his service as a corporal in Co. F of the 4th Maine in mid June, 1861. His service with the 4th Maine would be short lived. William would fall ill in 1861 and spend considerable time in the hospital. As a result he was discharged for disability in February, 1862. A persistent fellow he would re-enlist in September of that same year with Co. F. of the 19th Maine. He would remain there until his discharge in June 1865. This view is signed by Rowe on both the front and the back. Neat item. $125.00

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 #79813 Large albumen of Captain Joseph C. Clark of the 4th United States Artillery, Battery E. In May of 1861 Clark took a commission with the 4th Artillery serving as a captain. He would receive brevets to major, lieutenant colonel and colonel over during the following years. At the Battle of Antietam the 4th Artillery moved across the bridge with Strugis' Division. While positioning the battery just west of the bridge, a spherical shot from a Confederate battery burst in the midst and just feet from Clark. Lieutenant baker had just ridden up to speak with Clark and was killed on the spot. Clark himself had his thumb shattered. Another ball passed completely through his body just above the hip bone. A third ball lodged in his thigh while yet a forth struck him on the knee doing severe damage. Clark would survive the wounds miraculously but would retire in May, 1864. This is an extremely nice print and quite large. It measures 10" x 13". Very nice albumen! $425.00

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

Item #56511 Carte view of Connecticut Governor William Alfred Buckingham. The governor was a close personal friend of Abraham Lincolns and a strong supporter for the president during his presidency and during the run up to his election. He worked tirelessly to help the war effort and oversaw almost all of the procurement of men and materials supplied by Connecticut. His concern for the welfare of troops from the state was almost unmatched going to great lengths to make sure the men were well cared for. He later persuaded the Connecticut General Assembly to raise a regiment of colored troops for the war effort. William was given the nickname the "War Governor" for his tireless work. After the war he served for a number of years in The U.S. Senate before his death in 1875. This one is back marked out of Hartford. Modern pencil id on the reverse. $35.00

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. $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. $350.00

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 #80091 Carte view of Lieutenant William Lowell Putnam of the 20th Massachusetts. Williams service was very short so views of him are very scarce. He was a law student at Harvard when war broke out joining Co. E. of the 20th Massachusetts enlisting as a 2nd Lieut. in July of 1861. He came from a family of staunch abolitionists. His mother, Mary Lowell Putnam wrote numerous books and plays against slavery. His uncle was famed abolitionist and editor of the Atlantic Monthly James Russell Lowell. William himself was a close personal friend of Oliver Wendall Holmes. His service would last almost 4 months to the day of his enlistment. He was grievously wounded in October of 1861 during the Battle of Balls Bluff. Gun shot he refused care or treatment claiming others had a better chance of survival and care should be given to those suffering rather than his mortal wound. He died the next day in excruciating pain. His death was mourned in large by all of Massachusetts. The Governor himself broke down in tears upon learning of Williams death. Very rare view. Back marked by Allen & Horton of Boston with a period pencil inscription along the front bottom. $225.00

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

Item #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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