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Item #33623 Carte view identified as Captain George Savidge of the 11th New Jersey Infantry. George would muster as a sergeant in Company G. starting in June, 1862. A promotion to 2nd lieutenant would come the following year in March, 1863. It would be followed by a promotion to 1st lieutenant in July, 1864 and finally to captain two months later in September. The regiment would see action in a number of the wars most significant battles. Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and a dozen more. George himself would be wounded during the fight at The Wilderness. He would survive and be mustered out in June, 1865. This view has a nice period ink signature on the reverse dating to when he held the rank of 2nd lieutenant with Company G. No back mark on this one. $250.00 SOLD!

                                       
       
Item #77856 Wonderful carte view of this group of officers partaking in some spirits. The men are not identified with the exception of Lieutenant Robert Clift who sits second from the right clenching a cigar in his mouth. Clift would be commissioned a 1st lieutenant in Company B of the 22nd Illinois Infantry in June, 1861. The following February he would be promoted to adjutant. He would however resign in December, 1863. Lieutenant Clift is shown here seated and holding his glass as the man next to him fills it from a bottle while holding a glass himself. Another unidentified man stands looking over the shoulder of Clift holding a glass in one hand and a cigar in the other. To the far left sits an officer holding a glass with his cap resting on his knee with embroidered cavalry insignia shown on the front of the cap. It looks to have the numerals "22" as well. On the reverse written in period pencil is an inscription reading "R. H. Clift ???? Steamship ???" I am assuming this may be indicating that the image was taken on board the steamship named here. If you notice all of the men have their eyes closed as well for some unknown reason. You can clearly see the label on the bottle as well which features a bust of a man dressed in a suit. Very unusual image that could clearly use more research to determine what is actually going on here. $350.00

       

Item #73443 Super neat stereoview taken at Fair Oaks, Virginia after the battle in 1862. These are men from the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry. There is so much going on in this view. A large howitzer is shown directly in the foreground of the view. Men can be seen milling about performing various tasks as. One man can be seen laying prone on the ground with his back to the camera taking a nap. A makeshift shelter made from a wool blanket is seen farther back. Twin houses stand off in the distance. It was behind these structures that some 400 Federal soldiers would be buried after the battle. This view would have been taken shortly after the newly attached, Second Company Minnesota Sharpshooters joined the regiment as you can clearly see a Sharps rifle hanging from a stand off to the far right. So much character in this view! $140.00 SALE PENDING!


   
Item #79645 Exceptional pair of items pertaining to Confederate General's Robert E. Lee and William Wickham. Several years ago the estate of General Wickham was sold off by his remaining heirs. Among the items which were sold off was Wickham's extensive library. This was found tucked into one of the books in Wickham's library. Beautiful and nearly pristine carte view of Robert E. Lee. This one is signed in period ink on the reverse in the hand of Lee's wife Mary Custis Lee reading "Gen Robert E. Lee Confederacy 1864". It was not uncommon for Mary to sign carte views of the general and give them away as gifts both during the war and in later years. It does bear a desirable war date back by Vannerson & Jones of Richmond. It was found still tucked into the original envelope addressed to General Wickham in Robert E Lee's hand! Addressed to Wickham's wife Annie. "Care of Genl. Wm. C. Wickham Near Hanover Ct House Virgina". Exceptional item from 3 notable Virginian's, Mary Custis, Robert E. Lee and William Wickham! $1800.00


Item #90213 Carte view of Alfred Stratton of the 147th New York Infantry. A blacksmith prior to the war, Stratton would muster into Company G of the 147th New York Infantry as a substitute in place of August Lass who had been recently drafted. On June 18, 1864 as the 147th stormed the works at Petersburg, Stratton would be struck by an artillery shell which required the amputation of both arms. He would be promoted to sergeant during his recovery and later discharged and sent home just 4 months after losing both arms. Stratton would marry in 1865 and make his home in Washington D.C. The wounds would eventually claim his life however on June 10, 1874 at just 29 years of age. There are a number of different known views of Stratton taken after the loss of his arms. These were sold to help raise funds for Stratton so that he could make a living since he was no longer able to work. He is shown here dressed in a service jacket with what appears to be an id badge pinned to his breast. This one does have a slight wrinkle in it that runs horizontally which you can see in the scan. Hard to find view. $200.00 SOLD!
               
                                         
               
Item #25541 Wonderful carte view of 1st sergeant Charles A Murphy of the 2nd New York Mounted Rifles. Murphy would muster as a private with Company C just after Christmas, 1863. His promotion to 1st sergeant would come in January, 1864. This view dates to around March to May, 1864 when the regiment was posted in Washington. Murphy stands here leaning on his sword and wearing his 1st sergeants rank. He is posed in front of this wonderful backdrop depicting Washington D.C. with a view of the capital far off in the distance. Charles would be severely wounded on March 31, 1865 during the Battle of Dinwiddie Court House which would require the amputation of his left leg. Wonderful period ink inscription on the reverse of this one reading "Yours Truly Sergt Chas A Murphy Co. C. 2 N.Y. Mt. Rifles". Beautiful view. $300.00 SOLD!


Item #78877 Extremely rare signed carte view of Captain Samuel Sleeper of the 11th New Jersey Infantry. At the outbreak of war, Sleeper would help form a company of volunteers from his hometown of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. Initially he would be commissioned a 1st lieutenant with Company I beginning in August, 1862. Governor Joel Parker would appoint him to the rank of captain in early June, 1863 just prior to Gettysburg. Sleeper was a very capable and well liked officer. So much so that Union General Robert McAllister wrote home to his wife in March, 1864 speaking of the captain and his hard work as the regiments captain. On July 2nd during the Battle of Gettysburg the regiment would become heavily engaged near the Emmitsburg Road. With all other officers either killed or wounded, command would fall to Sleeper who would lead the regiment for the remainder of the day. The promising captain would however lose his life while engaged at Spotsylvania Court House on May 12, 1864 after venturing out onto the field in search of two missing officers. A rebel sharpshooter would put an end to the young officers life. This view is hand signed in ink on the reverse reading "Yours Truly Samuel T. Sleeper". Back marked out of New York. It is slightly trimmed along the top and bottom but a rare view none the less. $800.00 SALE PENDING!


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


Item #22412 Carte view of a Navy ensign. Standing pose dressed in a double breasted naval frock. Posed with his hand tucked into the fold of his vest and holding his cap. One gold stripe around the cuff of the sleeve indicating his rank. This one has had the photographers back marked removed. There is also the name "A. T. Fullinwider" stenciled on the back. Whether that is the identity of this sailor or the identity of the photographer I don't know. There is also what looks to be a faint pencil id up at the top but I cannot make that out. This one does have a crease in it also. $45.00


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


Item #22765 Carte view of Lieutenant John B. Faussett of the 11th New Jersey Volunteers. The future lieutenant would muster as a sergeant in Company C of the11th New Jersey starting in August, 1862. He would be promoted to 2nd lieutenant in March, 1863. Two months later the regiment would find themselves slugging it out on the Chancellorsville battlefield. The regiment would put up a hard fight. As a result they would lose 20 men killed and 113 wounded. Faussett would be counted among the wounded. Although listed as a slight wound I doubt Faussett thought as much. A bullet would pass through his overcoat striking his breast plate and pressing it into a stud on his shirt front and smashing it against his breast causing a very painful contusion. July would find the regiment heavily engaged at Gettysburg on the 2nd. They would lose another 154 men here. Faussett was once again counted among the wounded. This time very seriously when he was struck in the head. New York papers even reported that he had been killed. He would however manage to recover and re-join the regiment. Fate was however not in his favor. During the march to the Wilderness battle he became sun stroke and fell unconscious on a bluff over looking the Rapidan. He would lay there unconscious for most of the day in danger of rolling off the bluff and into the Rapidan. Finally regaining consciousness the lieutenant would stagger his way back to his regiment. He was so effected by it that initially his commanding officers thought him drunk. He would be sent to a hospital to recover but the effects of his two wounding's and wear from hard campaigning were to much. He would resign on disability in July, 1864. This view has a nice period ink inscription on the reverse reading "Yours Truly John B. Faussett 1st Lieut. Co. C. 11th N. J. R.". Back marked out of Trenton. This one is slightly trimmed as well. $650.00


Item #77681 Signed carte view identified as Surgeon Charles B. Tompkins of Illinois. Tompkins would initially enlist in Company H of the 17th Illinois Infantry as a corporal in late May, 1861. He would receive a promotion to assistant surgeon and then a promotion to surgeon in July, 1863. He would remain in that position until the regiment was mustered out of service in June, 1864. That December he would enlist with the 55th Illinois Infantry and receive a commission as surgeon of the regiment. Tompkins would be present with the regiment for the duration of their service until being discharged in August, 1865. While with the 17th Illinois I am sure Tompkins skills would be tested. The regiment would be engaged during the Battle of Shiloh and suffer severely with a 130 men killed or wounded in that battle alone. They would fight in a number of other engagements as well. The 55th would see action in a considerable number of engagements as well right up until the end of the war. This one has a nice period ink inscription across the front bottom reading "Yours Truly C. B. Tompkins" This view would date to his time with the 55th Illinois. It is back marked out of Memphis Tennessee. The regiment would move to Memphis late in September, 1864 and see service in the vicinity. Slightly trimmed. This one does come with a folder full of research material. $150.00

   
Item #89009 Extremely rare carte view of all identified members of the Iron Brigade band. The center focal point of this carte view a photograph of all the band members instruments. It is then surrounded by vignette views of each band member. The reverse of the card then has a period ink inscription identifying each member with a notation "Band of 1st Brig. 3rd Division. 5th C.". The band was made up of members from the 2nd, 6th and 7th Wisconsin as well as the 19th Indiana Infantry and 24th Michigan Infantry. At Gettysburg on July 1st, James Sullivan of the 6th Wisconsin noted, "On July 1, with Gettysburg in sight, the Brigade band struck up "Red, White and Blue". When fire broke out the band swung out to one side and began "Yankee Doodle" in double quick time and "Forward, double quick!" sang out Colonel Rufus Dawes and the battle commenced". Later that day the band members would work as nurses and stretcher bearers tending to the wounded. This one has a desirable back mark by Gettysburg photographers Tyson's Brother and bears a cancelled tax stamp dated 1864. This one also comes with the book "An Irishman in the Iron Brigade" written by James Sullivan. This one is slightly faded on the front but the inscriptions on the reverse are nice and bold and very legible. Very rare carte view of one of the most recognizable units of the war! $1350.00


Item #89876 Nice carte view of Confederate General John Hunt Morgan. One of the Confederacy's most accomplished cavalry leaders. Probably most noted for his disastrous raid into Ohio known as "Morgan's Raid" where he and most of his regiment would be captured. Morgan would eventually escape but he had lost the majority of his regiment and his credibility.  Following his return he would be restricted to most just minor operations. On September 4, 1864 he was caught off guard by a Union cavalry raid. Morgan tried to make a hasty retreat but was shot in the back and killer by a Federal cavalryman. Back marked by Anthony. $125.00

  Item #55132  Carte view identified as Lieutenant James Newton Dickson of the famed 6th Pennsylvania Cavalry better known by their moniker, "Rush's Lancers". At the outbreak of war James would muster into the "Commonwealth Artillery" of Philadelphia as a corporal. Shortly afterwards he would be commissioned into Company A of the 6th Pennsylvania Cavalry beginning in October, 1861 as a 2nd lieutenant. He would be promoted to 1st lieutenant and Commissary of Field Subsistence in April, 1862. A promotion to captain would come on March 1, 1863. James would serve with the regiment all through the Peninsular Campaign. He would be present at all of the major battles in which the regiment would be engaged starting with Yorktown. South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg and more would be added to the list of engagements. During the Stoneman's Raid he was credited with capturing a captain with the 48th Mississippi Infantry. He would however resign in January, 1864. Apparently the idleness of sitting on the sidelines while a war raged got the better of him and he would take a commission as a lieutenant with the 3rd U.S. Artillery for a short time. This one is signed on the back in Dickson's hand. Very nice view of this officer from a hard fought and famous unit. $300.00                       


Item #37634 Set of two carte views of the same soldier. Unfortunately he is not identified. He is shown to the right dressed in his military frock. The second view shows him dressed in civilian attire. A 2nd Corps badge is pinned to his jacket below another badge. Possibly of Masonic significance. A badge is also pinned to the lapel of his jacket. The first is back marked out of Philadelphia. The other out of Washington D.C. $100.00

 
Item #68779 Rare carte view of Thaddeus C. Doane of the 11th New Jersey Infantry. Thaddeus would muster into Company B in mid August, 1862. That October he would be promoted to corporal. The regiment would get their first baptism by fire at Fredericksburg. It was followed by Chancellorsville and then Gettysburg. It was here that Thaddeus would be severely wounded on July 2nd while fighting along the Emmitsburg Road. The wound would prove severe enough that after his recovery he would transfer into the 20th Veteran Reserve Corps starting in February, 1864. He would remain there until June, 1865 when he would be discharged from the service. This view dates to his service with the VRC. Nice period ink id on the reverse reading "Truly Yours Thaddeus Doane Sergt. of Co. D 20th V.R.C". Corners are trimmed but otherwise a very nice view. $650.00


Item #36633 Carte view identified as Captain William Hoit Nash. William would enlist as a 1st lieutenant in early March, 1862. In November of that year he would be promoted to captain and commissioned into the US Volunteers Commissary Department where he would spend the entire war. He would receive a brevet to major in March, 1865 and would be discharged near the end of 1865. William would have subsequent service in the United States Army from 1865 until his eventual retirement from the service in 1898. This view is hand signed by Nash along the front bottom reading "W. H. Nash Capt & C.S.". Back marked out of Cincinnati. $125.00


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


Item #19090 Post war cabinet card of this unidentified sailor. Dressed in this double breasted frock which bears post war navy buttons. A post war GAR badge is pinned to the breast of the coat as well. This one is marked by Levilly & Co. which was an Indiana photographer. Crystal clear view. $65.00


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. $140.00


Item #58851 Rare carte view of Colonel Charles William Tilden of both the 2nd Maine and 16th Maine Infantry. Tilden would be commissioned a 1st lieutenant in the 2nd Maine Infantry near the end of May, 1861. Promoted to captain in June, 1861. A year later he would be discharged for a promotion to lieutenant colonel in the 16th Maine. In January, 1863 he would make a full colonel. Tilden was an exceptional leader, extremely intelligent and courageous to a fault. He would see his first action during the First Battle of Bull Run. His courageous nature would come to light during the battle as he volunteered to retrieve fallen men from the field while Confederate sharpshooters were still firing at men on the field. After the battle Tilden was sent home to Maine to raise the 16th Maine Infantry who he would later command. On July 1st at Gettysburg Tilden was given orders to "blunt the attack" of Confederate troops who were streaming in from Harrisburg. Ordered to hold their position at all costs to allow other Federal regiments to retreat from the field, the 16th basically became the sacrificial lamb of the Federal Army. With no hope of support or reinforcements it was a suicide mission. Surrounded on all four sides the 16th stubbornly fought on. The regiment would suffer an 81% casualty rate. Only 40 men remained of the 275 engaged. Tilden and the remainder of his men would be captured. He would be confined at Macon, Georgia and then Columbia, South Carolina before making his escape through a tunnel and returning to his regiment. Tilden would be captured again at Petersburg but would once more manage to escape and return to his men. Brevetted to brigadier general in March, 1865 he would continue to serve up until June of that year before eventually receiving his discharge. This view dates to his time with the 2nd Maine. His cap is seen resting on the table beside him with the numeral "2" pinned to the cap. Back marked out of Bangor, Maine. Seldom seen view of this hero of Gettysburg. $650.00


Item #14473 Pristine war date carte view of Confederate General George Washington Custis Lee. Vignette view of the general. The eldest son of General Robert E. Lee. An intelligent and well educated man, Custis would graduate from West Point first in his class in 1854. Initially he would serve in the United States Army commissioned in the Corps of Engineers. After Virginia's succession from the Union in 1861 he would resign his position following in his fathers foot steps two weeks later. Offering his services to the Confederate States, Custis was commissioned a captain in the summer of 1861. He would work in the Confederate Engineers helping to construct fortifications around Richmond before accepting a position as aide-de-camp to Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Promoted to colonel he would serve in that position for the next 3 years. Following his father appointment to command the Army of Northern Virginia, Custis was put in charge of supervising the engineers at Drewry's Bluff. Promoted to brigadier general in June, 1863 he longed for field command. He would remain loyal to Davis at Lee's request but was given command of the troops in Richmond during the Gettysburg Campaign. Custis was again placed in command of Richmond's home defenses in 1864 against Grant's and Benjamin Butler's forces. He did so well he was given command of Richmond's eastern defenses at Chaffins Bluff. He would remain here for the next several months before being promoted to major general. Just days before the end of the war he was finally given field command of troops during the Battle of Sayler's Creek only to be captured on April 6th. Post war he would serve as the 9th president of the esteemed Washington & Lee University. This is a war date view back marked by southern photographers Lumpkin & Tomlinson of Richmond. Very desirable and rare Confederate back mark. Absolutely mint view! $400.00

                                         
                  
Item #19809 Carte view of a yank infantryman. Vignette pose of this young soldier dressed in his infantry frock. An old period pencil id on the reverse identifies this view as 18 year old Elsworth Haight of the 126th New York Infantry. Elsworth would muster with Company B on August 22, 1862. Not even a month later he would find himself a POW. Part of the large force that was captured at Harper's Ferry. Paroled the next day he would spend 2 months in Chicago, Illinois awaiting exchange. Elsworth would return to Union Mills, Virgina after his exchange and spend the winter here. He would not leave. The young soldier would fall ill here and die of disease on February 6, 1863. There is no back mark on this view but there is a tax stamp dated September, 1865. This view was most likely done posthumously from a hard image. It comes housed in the original albumen sleeve along with a post war view of a young unidentified woman taken in Penn Yan, New York. $95.00


Item #77373 Carte view of lieutenant Allen G. Shepard of the 33rd Massachusetts. Shepard would muster with Company K as a sergeant in July, 1862. In November of that year he would be promoted to 1st sergeant. A promotion to sergeant major would come in March of 1863 followed by a promotion to 2nd lieutenant two months later. A final promotion to 1st lieutenant would come in October, 1863. He held the rank of 1st lieutenant at the time of this sitting. You can just slightly see his shoulder boards worn in this view. The 33rd would see considerable action beginning at Chancellorsville. It would be followed by no less than 17 more engagements. This view has a pencil inscription across the front bottom but there is at least one other known view of Shepherd out there as a lieutenant.
 Back marked out of West Lynn, Massachusetts. $110.00




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. $400.00


Item #77578 Wonderful carte view of Major Karl VonWedell of the 68th New York Infantry and an unknown member of the regiment on sentry duty. This view came out of an album of members from the 68th New York. VonWedell would muster as a corporal with the regiment in August, 1861. He would receive promotions to 2nd lieutenant, 1st lieutenant, captain and finally major over the next two years. He would be discharged in mid January, 1863. This view was taken in the vicinity of Washington where the regiment would remain until the spring of 1862. The major is shown here with the rank of 2nd lieutenant which he would receive in August, 1861. Great view taken in the field. His cap rests on the seat of a camp chair situated between the two men. The sentry stands with his musket held at the shoulder and wearing a M1858 Hardee hat. Behind him can be seen a stand of muskets with a canteen and haversack hung off the bayonets and a large drum in the center. Just a killer view by Brady. $495.00


Item #78971 Nice stereoview showing the east face of Fort Sumter after the bombardment from Confederate ships. The east side of the fort faced the open sea and was subject to a terrible bombardment from monitors out at sea. You can see a number of huge holes in the face of the wall from the massive guns that were being fired into it. The thickness of these walls is just amazing. So much so they don't appear to have been penetrated. There is an old period ink inscription on the back reading "The face of Fort Sumter". Very nice view. $65.00

 
Item #48799 Carte view of yank soldier identified as George Bechtel. Nice priod ink inscription on the back reading "Yours truly, George W. Bechtel". This is possibly George W. Bechtel who served with the 2nd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery. There are only a couple of possible matches. The other possible match would serve in the 52nd Pennsylvania Infantry and would be discharged for a disability after being diagnosed with "Deafness". No back mark. $65.00


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

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


Item #45111 Very rare medical carte view of a wounded soldier taken by Reed Bontecou of Washington. Reed Bontecou was the surgeon in charge of the Harewood General Hospital located in Washington. He began photographing the wounded men that came under the hospitals care to document the severity and types of wounds that had been received. Each subject was photographed with a slate board that identified his name and regiment and was posed in a manner which displayed the wound. Each view was then cataloged and given a sequence number in red ink by Bontecou. The surgeon would amass a considerable collection. This view would have been the 564th image taken. They are however very seldom seen now a days. This view shows Irish immigrant Michael Sutherland who would serve in the 28th Massachusetts Infantry. Michael would be wounded in action on May 12, 1864 at Spotsylvania Court House. He would be discharged for those wounds in July, 1865. Extremely rare and hard to find view. $700.00


Item #91321 Very nice carte view of Union General Philip H. Sheridan of Ohio. This one has a facsimile signature of Sheridan along the bottom . Still a very nice carte view. This one is back marked by Anthony and has a tax stamp on the reverse. $75.00                                                  


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. $175.00


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 #68966 Carte view of a young Federal seated on an upholstered bench. Dressed in a untrimmed shell jacket and matching trousers with piping down the trouser seam. A handkerchief protrudes from between the buttons of his jacket. His cap rests in his lap with the rain cover on and a small star where the button would be affixed for the chin strap. He also has a small five-pointed star pinned to his collar as well. Possibly an indication of his affiliation with the 20th Corps. This one is back marked out of Sing Sing, New York. $275.00

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


    
Item #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 #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 #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 #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 #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
  
 

 




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