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Item #34431 Carte view identified as Hiram T. Walker of the 2nd New York Mounted Rifles. Hiram would muster with the regiment at 44 years of age in December, 1863. The regiment would see significant action in nearly 20 major battles. Hiram is shown here posed in front of this fantastic back drop with his sword resting in front. At 44 years of age I am sure he was one of the older men from the regiment. Wonderful period ink signature on the back reading "Hiram T. Walker Co. C. 2nd NY Mt. Rifles" Hiram would serve with the regiment until his discharge in November, 1864. Beautiful view of the cavalryman. $275.00 SALE PENDING!

Item #67681 Very nice carte view of Major Henry Ward Camp of the 10th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. Camp would be commissioned a 2nd lieutenant in August, 1862. He would immediately be promoted to adjutant. In July, 1863 the regiment would find themselves engaged at Morris Island. It was during maneuvers here that Camp would be captured on July 19. He would remain in captivity up until the end of April, 1864. That September he was promoted to major. His promotion would be brief. Just two weeks later he would be killed in action during the fight at Darbytown Road on October 13, 1864. This one has a very nice period ink inscription on the reverse reading "Maj. Camp 10th Conn. Vols. Killed before Richmond Oct. 13, 1864" Very nice view. $200.00 SALE PENDING!

Item #79908 Carte view of Assistant Surgeon George Ribble of the 11th New Jersey Infantry. George would muster as a private in Company I in August 11, 1862. The following day he would be promoted to hospital steward. A promotion to assistant surgeon would come in February, 1863 after assistant surgeon Edwin Young would resign from the service. He was promoted at the request of General Robert McAllister who thought very highly of him. McAllister mention's Ribble by name in a letter home to his wife in early February, 1863 stating that he had written a strong letter in his favor for receiving the promotion. He continued "Ribble is more competent than most young medical men are that have graduated. He has certainly done his duty here and deserves promotion. I think a grate deal of him". The young surgeon would see no shortage of patients. The regiment would fight in some of the wars bloodiest battles and his services would certainly be needed. This one has a very nice period ink signature along the front bottom reading "Yours truly G. Ribble Asst. Surg. 11th N.J. Vols". Back marked out of Belvidere, New Jersey. Slightly trimmed. $295

Item #47464 Carte view of Captain John Sowter of the 11the New Jersey Volunteers. John would muster with the regiment as a 1st sergeant in July, 1862. He would muster into Company I and take a promotion to 2nd lieutenant that December. June of 1863 would see him receiving a promotion to 1st lieutenant. In September he would be promoted to captain and transfer into Company B. This view shows that captain cradling his sword in his arms and wearing his cap with the numeral "11" in the center of the infantry horn. Despite his rapid assentation through the ranks he would prove to have qualities not becoming of an officer. In July, 1864 he would be tried for "misbehavior in the face of the enemy, and absent without leave". He would be found guilty on both charges and dismissed from the service. This one does have a very nice period signature on the reverse from Sowter reading "Yours very truly John Sowter Capt. Co. B. 11th Regt New Jersey Vols". Back marked out of New York. Slightly trimmed along the top and bottom. Nice view regardless. $250.00 

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

Item #57551 Carte view identified as Captain Samuel C. Eaton of Company F., 1st New York Engineers. Eaton would be commissioned into Company F as a captain in September, 1861. The regiment would leave the state during the fall of 1861 and head to Port Royal, South Carolina. They would remain in the vicinity until 1864 taking part in a number of battles. The regiments flag would be the first to fly above Fort Pulaski after it's capture. They would take heavy casualties at both Fort Wagner and Morris Island. In May, 1864 Company F would move to serve with the Army of the James and take part in the operations in front of Petersburg and against Richmond. Samuel would be discharged in January, 1865. This view shows Eaton with his rank of captain with a pencil inscription along the front bottom reading "Capt Eaton N.Y. Engineers". No back mark on this one. $120.00 SALE PENDING!

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 #68874 Carte view of Captain Grenville F. Sparrow of the 17th Maine Infantry. Grenville would muster as a sergeant in the 17th Maine during the summer of 1862. He would take promotions to 2nd and 1st lieutenant in 1863 before making captain in 1864. The 17th Maine and Grenville would see their ranks depleted in a number of bloody engagements starting with Fredericksburg. It would be followed by Chancellorsville and Gettysburg where Grenville would serve as a 2nd lieutenant helping to lead the regiment into battle. He would fight on at such places as the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor and several others. This view dates to his time serving as captain. He would survive the war despite the regiment losing nearly 300 men over the course of the war. Back marked out of Portland, Maine with a tax stamp on the reverse. $190.00

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 #22500 Mint carte view of this unidentified veteran volunteer. Seated pose dressed in his frock with one arm resting on the table beside him. Veterans service stripes can be seen on the sleeve. A wonderful McDowell pattern cap rests on the table. This one has the initial "E. B. R." written in period ink on the reverse. Back marked by W. S Warren of Hanover street which I believe is a Pennsylvania back mark if I am not mistaken. Tax stamp on the reverse also. Sharp image. $85.00

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 #77012 Stereoview of members of the 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery posed with their massive mortars in front of Yorktown. Shown here is Battery No. 4 which mounted 10 of these massive 20,000lbs, 13 inch mortars! I can't even imagine how difficult it was to get those in place. I bet they made quite a BOOM when fired as well. The officer shown here in the foreground is identified as Lieutenant Elijah Gibbons. He would later be mortally wounded at Fredericksburg on December 13, 1862. He would succumb to those wounds six days later. One of the most iconic views of the war. this one is by Anthony. $225.00

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 #46355 Carte view of this subject dressed in civilian clothes. It is identified on the front bottom in old pencil as "L. B. Jenkins Feby 20/66". It was also identified in the album as "L. Barrett Jenkins Winkes Co.". Lewis Barrett Jenkins would muster from Winkes County in the 9th Virginia Infantry in late October, 1863. Barrett must have found out rather quickly that soldiering wasn't all it was cracked up to be. By early January, 1864 he deserted near Kinston, North Carolina. This one does have an old period ink inscription on the back as well reading "Uncle Barrett Papa's brother". No back mark on this one. $55.00

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 #31898 Beautiful carte view of Major General Edwin V. Sumner. When David E. Twiggs was removed from command in March 1861, Abraham Lincoln chose Edwin Sumner as his replacement, appointing him as one of only three brigadier generals in the regular army. This made Sumner the first new Union general created by the secession crisis. Sumner was initially dispatched to the Department of the Pacific in California, which meant he took no part in the 1861 campaigns. He was, however, brought back east to command a division in November 1861. This meant that Sumner was ideally positioned to take command of one of the new corps when the Army of the Potomac was reorganized in the spring of 1862. Although he was the oldest general in the Army of the Potomac, Sumner led the II Corps throughout the Peninsula Campaign and the Seven Days Battles. Despite performing poorly during the Battle of Williamsburg on May 5, Sumner's initiative in sending reinforcements across the dangerously rain-swollen Chickahominy River prevented a Union disaster at the Battle of Seven Pines and garnered Sumner a brevet promotion to Major General. When the Army of the Potomac pulled away from Richmond, Sumner's II Corps sailed from Fort Monroe back to Washington, where they awaited orders. On August 27 Halleck extracted a promise from McClellan to immediately advance Sumner's and Franklin's corps to support Pope at Manassas, but later that same day McClellan cancelled the orders of march. He instead held Sumner in Washington for the next three days while the Second Battle of Manassas (Bull Run) was being fought. On the 29th Halleck again ordered Franklin and Sumner to march to Pope's assistance early in the morning, but though Franklin moved his men to Annandale, Sumner's corps did not even leave the Washington fortifications.Sumner remained in Washington until midday on August 30, when his corps finally began marching toward Centreville, arriving on the 31st, the day after the Second Battle of Manassas had ended. Sumner found himself in the center of controversy in the aftermath of the Battle of Antietam. When he saw the developing fight between the Union I and XII Corps and Jackson's Confederates on the morning of September 17, without waiting for orders Sumner ordered John Sedgwick's division to push forward into the West Woods even as William French's division pushed toward the Confederate center. Though French's attack met with some success, the advance of Sedgwick's division was devastated by a Confederate counterattack, and Sedgwick and his men were forced to retreat back to the position from whence they had started their advance, sustaining over 2,200 casualties. This action has earned Sumner criticism for numerous reasons: the recklessness of the attack, his lack of coordination with the other corps commanders, personally accompanying Sedgwick's division into the fight, poor reconnaissance of the area before moving forward, his failure to secure his flanks as the division advanced, and losing contact with and control of French's division during the advance. Shortly before being fired from command of the army in October, McClellan wrote to the War Department a letter recommending that Sumner be relieved of duty, as he doubted that his age and health would permit him to survive another campaign, but nothing came of this and when Maj. Gen. Ambrose Burnside succeeded to the command of the Army of the Potomac, he grouped the corps in "grand divisions" and appointed Sumner to command the Right Grand Division. In this capacity, he took part in the disastrous Battle of Fredericksburg, in which the II Corps, now in commanded by Major General Darius Couch, Suffered heavy casualties in frontal assaults against Confederate troops fortified on Marye's Heights. Soon afterward, on Maj. Gen. Joseph Hookers appointment to command the Army of the Potomac, Sumner was relieved of his command at his own request, disillusioned with the quarreling in the army and also due to exhaustion. He was re-assigned to a new command in the Department of the Ohio which was to take effect that spring. Before taking over his new command he would travel to his daughters home in New York and would fall ill with fever. He would die on March 21, 1863. Nice period ink inscription on the front which note Sumner as "deceased". Back marked by Brady. $100.00

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. $225.00 

Item #89881 Carte view of an unidentified heavy artilleryman. Standing pose dressed in his heavy artilleryman's frock. This fellow belonged to a 2nd regiment of heavy artillery. Most likely the 2nd Connecticut Heavy Artillery. No doubt one of the men that served in one of the many batteries that encircled Washington. His cap rests on the table at his side with brass artillery insignia pinned to the top along with the numeral "2" and his company letter "C". Back marked by Brady. Nice view of that hat brass. $115.00

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 #25610 Rare war date carte view of the Springfield Armory. Very hard to find view. Established for the manufacture of US military firearms in 1777. It would operate in that capacity up until 1968 when it ceased producing firearms. It is currently preserved as the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and holds the largest collection of US produced firearms in the world. The armory would produce the majority of weapons used by Federal troops during the war. I have seen a couple of different views of the armory but this is the only one of this particular view I have ever seen showing the majority of the facility. No back mark. $200.00

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 #67121 Carte view of Captain Robert Farley Clark of the 24th Massachusetts Infantry. Clark would be commission as a captain in Company F in October, 1861. The regiment would become part of Burnside's Expeditionary Corps and see action at Roanoke Island, New Bern and a couple others. Clark would however resign in February, 1864. This one has a modern pencil id on the reverse but the Massachusetts Historical Society does have this same view housed in the original albumen sleeve id'd to Clark. A scan of which is included. Back marked out of Boston. $115.00

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

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

Item #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

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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