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Item #18023 Beautiful sixth plate tintype of this unidentified dashing Confederate surgeon. Dressed in this splendid double breasted grey frock with large domed buttons. The frock is trimmed in black along the collar and cuffs which was the color denoted for that branch. This particular surgeon wears the rank of 2nd lieutenant with a single bar seen on the collar. That would make him either a contract surgeon or assistant surgeon. Both were given the rank of 2nd lieutenant. Commissioned surgeons and assistant surgeons were given the rank of major and the rank of captain for assistant surgeons. The rank of 2nd lieutenant was reserved specifically for contract surgeons. He does have the appropriate gold braid worn on the sleeve for his rank. One of the nicer views of a Confederate surgeon I have seen. They don't come up to often. Housed in a full leatherette case. Rare view. $2000.00



Item #58771 Sixth plate clear glass ambrotype of this yank infantryman. Seated pose of this young soldier dressed in his infantry frock. Nice studio pose with this wonderful vase resting on a pedestal by his side and beautiful blue tinting to the curtain behind him. His McDowell pattern cap rests on his knee with brass regimental and company insignia pinned to the top for the "118" regiment, Company "C". Nice looking early image. Housed in a half leatherette case. $325.00


Item #89101 Ninth plate ruby ambrotype of Major Charles McLean Knox of the 9th New York Cavalry. Knox would be commissioned into the 9th Cavalry in November, 1861. The major would play a pivotal role defending south-central Pennsylvania during the invasion of Gettysburg. Knox was a Gettysburg native before moving to New York to study law. The major was on furlough with dysentery when he would learn of the Army of Northern Virginia's invasion into Pennsylvania. Upon learning the news he immediately headed to his parents home which lay just outside of the town and offered his services to district commander Major Granville Haller. Realizing that Knox had instrumental knowledge of every hill and road in the area, Haller would name Knox as his adjutant. He would be given command of two cavalry regiments during the second half on June which patrolled the roads and mountain passes to the south and west of Gettysburg. Knox would often lead patrols himself splitting his time between his Gettysburg headquarters located at the Eagle Hotel and the Cashtown Inn. On June 26th Jubal Early invaded Adams County with about 6000 cavalryman. Gettysburg defenders were quickly overwhelmed. Major Knox along with several other troopers galloped to the emergency rendezvous point located in Hanover to await whatever cavalry and infantry units could be brought up. Reassembling his cavalry command on the 27th he would play a pivotal role in defending Columbia Bridge positioning his cavalry to meet the rebel advance. As rebel troops advanced pushing Knox and his men back he ordered the bridge to be blown. The explosion failed leading Knox along with 4 other troopers to personally undertake the destruction of the bridge by setting it on fire. Knox would narrowly escape. Confederate major John B. Gordon would later admit that the burning of the bridge had thwarted his invasion into Lancaster County. The major would rally his command in Columbia. Following the Confederate withdrawal Knox's cavalry would patrol Adams and York counties rounding up Confederate stragglers and deserters. With his health already in peril prior to the Gettysburg Campaign he could continue no longer. He would receive a medical discharge in October, 1863. Major Haller would commend Knox for his actions in his official report. The major is shown here dressed in his double breasted frock with shoulder boards with his corresponding rank. This one also comes with a copy of "Flames Beyond Gettysburg. The Confederate Expedition to the Susquehanna River, June 1863" in which Knox is prominently mentioned. The image does still retain all of it's original seals and comes housed in a full leatherette case. SOLD!


Item #79843 Super looking sixth plate tintype of this yank infantryman. One may assume this view was taken during the winter. He is dressed in his Federal infantry frock over which is worn his greatcoat and cape. A US waist belt is worn as well into which is tucked a large revolver. His cap is worn with the numeral "32" pinned to the front as well as a corps badge for the 14th Corps. That would make him a member of the 32nd Indiana which served in the Army of the Cumberland beginning in November, 1862 through the end of the war. Unfortunately he remains nameless. The regiment would see plenty of action during the Atlanta campaign. This one comes housed in a full patriotic leatherette case with a split spine. $500.00 SOLD!

                  
                  
Item #89076 Rare and original manual for the M1863 rifled musket. This is a must have if you have this musket currently in your collection. Not too many of these left out there. This one encompasses 25 pages covering the cleaning, handling and everything in between regarding the M1863. Packed full of wonderful illustrations on the rifle and all of the parts which make up the weapon. Complete instructions for disassembling the rifle and all parts associated with it. Each and every part is also listed and labeled. Packed full of all kinds of interesting information including how to re-blacken the sling which is quite an interesting read.. This one is complete with all pages tight. A little paper loss to one end of the binding but nothing to concerning. This one does come with a modern re-print copy of the manual as well for comparison as there are slight differences from the original. Super and very hard to find manual. $185.00 SALE PENDING!


Item #44897 Drop dead beautiful sixth plate ambrotype of this newly minted Federal cavalryman. Dressed in a spanking new cavalry jacket fresh out of the shipping crate. You can still see all the creases in it from where it was folded up. That collar is about as stiff as they come. His cavalry trousers have yet to come in as he sits dressed in some very thin civilian trousers with a pattern of vertical stripes. He displays this very impressive M1858 Hardee hat with Jeff Davis badge an ostrich plume. He is also armed with a small Marston revolver. The holster for which rests on his hip held in place with a this leather belt and single roller buckle. Just a great looking image of this cavalryman still green behind the ears. Housed in a full leatherette case. $950.00  

  

                    
Item #29786 Super nice brass id tag belonging to John A. Steele of the 10th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry. At 18 years of age John would muster into Co. B. in late August, 1862. The regiments first real taste of war would come at Fredericksburg. It would be followed by a handful of other battles. Bermuda Hundred, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Fair Oaks and a handful of others. Stamped "J. A. Steele Co. B. 10th Reg N.H.V. Nashua". Typical eagle motif on the face of the tag with some good wear. the eagle is about worn smooth so you know he wore this for quite some time. John would survive the war unscathed despite the regiment losing a total of 195 men. He would muster out in July, 1865. This one comes with the envelope in which it was found along with some paper work on John as well as the regiment. Really nice tag that saw plenty of use. $1175.00



Item #83666 Eighth plate tintype of an newly recruited musician from an unknown infantry unit. He sits dressed entirely in civilian clothes. The only piece of military attire he has been issued is the kepi with an infantry horn pinned to the top which sits on the table beside him. His cornet rests on the floor at his feet leaving no question as to what role he played. This one comes as you see it. I have no case for it, cover glass or preserver. Just the mat with the image. $225.00


Item #46388 Early sixth plate clear glass ambrotype of an unidentified Virginia artilleryman. Dressed in this very rough spun butternut service jacket. A row of 8 large Virginia buttons run down the front of the jacket which were most likely produced by W. Wildt & Son of Richmond. Trimmed in red cloth tape around both the collar and the cuffs. Beautiful image of this artilleryman that most likely served in the defenses of Richmond. It comes housed in a rare leatherette case which opens in the center with two ears folding out rather than opening from the edge. Great image. $1375.00 SALE PENDING!


      
Item #89432 Super nice set of original Civil War drum sticks and brass drum sticks carriage that just walked in. Nice, thick rosewood sticks with the larger heads that were typical of the war date sticks. Each measures about 16" in length. These ones definitely saw some use. They fit snuggly in this original brass carriage with the three wire hooks still present on the reverse. Top notch set up of these hard to find sticks with the original carriage! $700.00

                      
                     
Item #68342 Double cased sixth plate ambrotypes of a sergeant major and his wife. This NCO stands dressed in a rather unique frock. It appears to have 5 very large domed buttons running down the front, with cloth shoulder tabs and a slash pocket located on the breast. Nice, large sergeant majors chevrons are worn on the sleeve. A holstered revolver is worn front and center while his sword rests on his hip. His wife sits dressed in this wonderful and immense silk hoop skirt. I can't imagine how cumbersome and stifling a gown of that size must have been. She is draped in gold jewelry and her hair I can only assume took hours to be braided in such an unbelievable manner. How she managed to keep all of those small and perfect loops in her hair is beyond me! Unfortunately the pair is not identified. Wonderful pair of images with a rank you don't see to often. Housed in a quite nice double sided thermoplastic case. $650.00 

                   
Item #13488 Killer ninth plate tintype of a mid-western yank infantryman. Probably hailing from the state of Illinois. Dressed in this state issue jacket with cloth shoulder tabs and a dilapidated bummer's cap. A US waist belt is worn with the cap box in front and his cartridge box sling runs diagonally across his chest. It doesn't appear that it was ever issued with a breast plate. Armed with an Enfield rifle which he displays across his chest. This guy looks ready for a fight! Just a fantastic looking image. Housed in a full leatherette case. $650.00

           
            
Item #78643 Wonderful cast brass "Atlanta Style" CSA waist belt plate. It was recovered near Dalton, Georgia many years ago which resulted in this beautiful green patina which covers the plate. Typical casting flaws you want to see on these plates. All three cast hooks are still present on this one which is a bonus. About as nice as you can expect to find for a dug CSA plate! $3000.00


Item #38964 Sixth plate tintype of a Federal cavalryman and his fellow bugler. The pair stand side by side armed with heavy cavalry sabers. The soldier to the left is dressed in your typical cavalry uniform. His partner however is dressed in a very unique triple breasted service jacket with cloth shoulder tabs and a two tone collar. His bugle hangs from a cord worn over the shoulder. Not your typical bugler's uniform. This one comes housed in a full thermoplastic case. $650.00

                      

Item #37654 Ninth plate tintype identified as W. T Haggard of Huggins Tennessee Battery. It is accompanied by a very rare Confederate parole from Haggard following the regiments surrender. The unit would be raised starting in the spring of 1861 and would serve in both Forrest's and Wheeler's Cavalry Corps. They would fight with distinction under Forrest during the Battle of Chickamauga. Forrest himself would write of the men "The conduct of the officers and the men of the battery deserves special mention. They kept up a constant and destructive fire upon the enemy until they were within 50 yards of the guns, getting off the field with all their pieces, notwithstanding the loss of horses". Forrest's high regard for the unit was evidenced by the fact that when he applied for a transfer to West Tennessee he asked that the regiment be transferred along with him. The regiment would continue to render effective service through out the duration of the war up until it's surrender on May 1, 1865. Service records for the regiment are very hard to come by but it is evident that Haggard would survive the war. He would later migrate to Texas and file for a pension while living in Travis County. This group was purchased from the family there. There is a small amount of paper separation to the parole along the fold. However they are extremely rare in any condition. This one comes come's housed in a nice glass display case. and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. $2200.00



  
Item #57332 Super nice cast brass Confederate "Block I" infantry button. Beautiful brownish-green patina on this one. Shank is intact on the reverse. This one was dug along the Columbia Pike in Franklin, Tennessee. Beautiful button. $150.00


Item #29575 Fantastic early sixth plate ambrotype of this Federal officer from a cavalry unit. He is dressed in a frock rather than your typical cavalry service jacket. A M1851 sword belt rig is worn as well as brass shoulder scales. Posed with his sword which he grips with one hand and drawn from the scabbard. The center piece of this image is the absolutely fantastic M1858 Hardee hat which he has pinned up on the right side for mounted troops. Brass cavalry insignia pinned tot he front as well as an ostrich plume pinned to the side. Just a superb example of this piece of head gear. This one does come in a full leatherette case with the brilliant blue velvet pad. $850.00  

                         
Item #27854 Wonderful silver id shield which belonged to Leavitt W. Robbins of the 6th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry. Beautifully engraved on the face of the badge reading "L.W. Robbins Co. F 6th O.V.C.". This one was recovered near Richmond. The regiment spent considerable time running all over the state of Virginia. Company F would join the regiment at Warrenton in March, 1864. Robbins would muster with the regiment in September, 1863 before heading to Warrenton to join up with the rest of the regiment. The regiment would keep quite busy serving with the Army of the Potomac and fighting in nearly 50 engagements during their tenure. This one is missing the T-bar on the reverse which most likely accounts for it's loss. I can only assume Lawrence was quite upset upon discovering it's loss. He would on one occasion be thrown from his horse with his knee striking a rock when he hit the ground which did cause him some trouble for some time but managed to survive the war otherwise unscathed. This one comes with a stack of paper work which includes his full pension file and service record. Also included is a copy of the book "Better a Patriots Grave, 6th O.V.I.". Measures about 1" x 1". Super nice shield badge. $1950.00 


Item #45312 Sixth plate tintype of a Federal infantryman eager to head of to war. Dressed in his infantry frock with US waist belt and cartridge box worn over the shoulder. His head is topped with this wonderful M1858 Hardee hat with the side pinned up. Infantry bugle is pinned to the front with an ostrich plume on the side. Armed with his Lorenz musket which he has propped upwards resting on his thigh and a small revolver. Looks to be maybe a Brettell & Frisbie pocket revolver. Pretty rare revolver. Great looking image. Housed in a full leatherette case with a split spine. $895.00


Item #39876 Sixth plate tintype of this newly enlisted soldier. Dressed almost entirely in civilian attire. The only indication of military service being the McDowell pattern cap he wears. Looking quite dapper in this decorated, collared shirt and neck tie. A very busy looking vest is worn with a floral and leaf motif over which is worn a dark frock with a black velvet collar. His fearsome gaze is complimented by a small Colt M1849 pocket revolver. Nice looking image. This one comes housed in a full thermoplastic case. $450.00 SALE PENDING!


Item #43767 Ninth plate ambrotype of an unidentified member of the 44th New York Infantry "Ellsworth's Avengers". I think I have had more images from this particular unit than any other. Dressed in a New York state issue jacket and sporting a SNY waist belt. The sling for his cartridge box is run up under the cloth shoulder tab. His cap is worn with the numeral "44" pinned to the front along with his company letter "E". The regiment would serve in a number of major engagements with the Army of the Potomac but in particularly at Gettysburg. They would be positioned on top of Little Round Top where a monument now stands at their position. They would lose 110 men during the battle. This one comes with a nice patriotic mat and is housed in a leatherette case. $375.00

                        

Item #45632 Ninth plate Union thermoplastic patriotic case. This one features the eagle motif on the front. Just a few very minor chips to a couple of the corners. Hinges are nice and tight and the latch works fine. Nice little case. $125.00


Item #36554 Super war date example of the Hathaway's personal portable writing case. This one is in really nice shape too. Very hard to find these intact. This was designed for a soldier's personal use and would hold all the necessities needed to dictate letters back home to loved ones. When not in use it rolls up into about the size of a small carboard tube. These were patented in late 1861. Lieutenant Colonel Griswold of the 22nd Massachusetts Infantry would write of the case "It is an excellent article, neat, compact, light and admirably adapted for use in the saddle as well as the tent. It could not be improved". This one still contains the rosewood inkwell with glass insert, brass ink pen and small pencil which is stored inside the pen itself when not needed. A war date patriotic envelope is also housed in this particular case. Both original black silk ties are also still present on this one which were used to secure the case when rolled up and not in use. All the wood slats on this one are nice and tight with the canvas in extremely nice shape. Really nice set! $500.00 SALE PENDING!

                   
Item #67689 Sixth plate daguerreotype of George Pendelton Turner who served as both a United States Marine and a Confederate States Marine. This view was taken in 1856 when Turner was a 2nd lieutenant serving in the Marine Corps. Prior to the war George would serve on the USS Vincennes and the USS Cyane. Serving in the Pacific in 1861 he resigned his commission on June 25, 1861 after he hopped aboard a packet boat bound for New York. Making his way to his home state of Virginia he offered his services to the Confederacy and took a commission in the Confederate States Marine Corps as a 1st lieutenant on July 31, 1861. He would be initially assigned to recruiting duties in Wilmington, Richmond and Mobile. A promotion to captain came in early December, 1861. His time spent recruiting new soldiers was briefly interrupted when he served as a volunteer aide to his uncle, Major General "Prince John" Magruder during the Seven Days battle. Afterwards he returned to his duties working in the recruitment office. The boredom which came with the inactivity of desk service got the better of him. While in Richmond he partook in an excessive amount alcohol and was charged with drunkenness.  As a result it cost him his commission and he was dismissed from the Corps in December, 1862. Determined to prove his worth as a soldier he made his way to Chattanooga where he enlisted as a private in Co. B of the 1st Kentucky Cavalry in January, 1863. George's sister, Henrietta, in the meantime had been petitioning Confederate Secretary of War, James Seddon and Jefferson Davis to give George a reprieve and reinstate his commission. After personally delivering two petitions to Davis himself she was successful in her attempt and Turner was granted a commission to captain beginning on May 2, 1863. Looking to prove himself he quickly impressed his superiors and by November he had been assigned to the staff of General J.H. Kelly who was commanding a division in Joe Wheeler's Cavalry Corps. General Kelly and Major General Wheeler were so impressed by Turner's actions on the battlefield that both endorsed his request to be reinstated to the Marine Corps. Wheeler himself specifically asked that he "be reinstated as a reward for gallantry and valuable service". During his service he would be wounded 3 times. Once on July 5, 1862. Again on May 4, 1864 at Varnell Station and one last time on May 27, 1864 at New Hope Church. While fighting in the during the Atlanta Campaign he found time to slip behind enemy lines and marry Anna Keller of Courtland, Alabama in July of 1864. Anna would later become a cousin to American icon Helen Keller. Turner would serve until the end of the war when he surrendered and received a parole serving as a lieutenant colonel on Wheeler's staff. Post war he would be active in the UVC becoming one of the founding members of the United Confederate Veterans in Huntsville, Alabama. In 1903 he was awarded the Southern Cross of Honor. He would live for another 2 years before finally passing on June 29, 1905. This view shows him while serving with the Marine Corps. Anchors are clearly visible on the buttons which adorn his jacket and you can see the outline of possibly a diary, bible or some other small book which is stuck into an interior pocket. This one comes with a boatload of research and documentation. Extremely rare view housed in a half case. $3750.00

    
Item #83534 Nice example of your typical war date camp mirror used for shaving and other necessities. Measure 6 1/4" x 4". The pin for the hinge has worn around the wood so that the lid is loose. The wood stop is present. Pencil id on the underside of the lid reading "J P 123rd". Nice little research project. $115.00 

                        
                        
Item #26543 Double cased sixth plate tintype of brothers Issac and Samuel Wagoner of Ohio. Samuel who is pictured at top would muster with the 189th Ohio Infantry early March, 1865. They would serve in Nashville, Murfreesboro and Tullahoma before mustering out of service 6 months later. He is shown here dressed in a service jacket with a full compliment of US leather accouterments. An id badge is also pinned to the breast of his jacket. Issac would enlist in the 111th Ohio Infantry in August, 1862 serving as a private. He would receive promotions to corporal, sergeant and 1st sergeant over the next three years. He is shown here dressed in a simple infantry frock taken while serving as a private. He is posed in front of this elaborate military themed back drop of soldiers either preparing for battle or on the parade ground. This is a known Tennessee back drop. The regiment would be ordered here late in 1862 and would spend their entire enlistment in the state fighting in various skirmishes and battles. Issac would muster out during the summer of 1865. Both images have tags on the reverse placed there probably sometime in the 1970's which identify the men and give a brief account of their genealogy. Housed in a double sided thermoplastic case. $400.00 

                  
Item #38675 Wonderful half plate tintype of three Federal officers believed to be members of the 80th Indiana Infantry. The trio stands with arms embraced. The officer at center wears the rank of captain while his counter part to the right looks to have the rank of 1st lieutenant. The man standing to the far left is believed to be lieutenant Henry C. Jerauld. A second photo of Jeraud is shown on the website for the 80th Indiana. In that view he is shown wearing the same neck tie seen here. Henry would also serve as a 3rd sergeant of Company A prior to his commission as lieutenant. He would resign that commission in March, 1864. This one was originally housed in a wall mount frame which is included. It is now however included in a full leatherette case. Very nice view. $1800.00


Item #18912 Sixth plate ambrotype of a Federal cavalry soldier armed with a rare French Lefaucheux pinfire revolver. Seated pose dressed in his cavalry jacket. US waist belt worn with the holster for the revolver shown on his hip. He holds the revolver across his chest with the hammer cocked and his finger on the trigger. Cap is worn with the visor flipped up and I'm not sure if that's an ostrich plume or a bucktail he has pinned on the back side of the cap. Great view of this revolver though. If you have one of these revolvers in your collection this image would marry up nicely with it. It does come housed in a nice thermoplastic case with the green velvet. $900.00

 



      



Item #33543 Extremely nice M1851 Colt Navy .36 caliber percussion revolver. All matching serial numbers on this one of "194100". That would place it's manufacture to sometime in 1866. This one did have a naval scene on the cylinder at one time but most of it has been worn away. Very nice dark patina. Completely functional with the action just about as tight and crisp as the day it was made. Everything is solid on this one. Entirely complete with all actions functioning and tight. This one does come with the original Colt .36 caliber bullet mold and holster. Mold is stamped Colts Patent and it functional with a beautiful patina. The holster is worn but complete and still pliable. Closure tab is present as well as the flap with no tears. The belt loop on the reverse is also present. No base plug however. Super nice set that saw some good use and is still functional! $3500.00


Item #33421 Wonderful little ninth plate tintype. I love the look of this image and the expression on his face. Dressed in this grey homespun wool-jean cloth jacket. Nice clarity to the image so that you can visibly see the weave of the jean cloth material. He was this fantastic row of "Goodyear Patent" hard-rubber buttons which run down the front of the jacket and really stand out. He wears this rather mischievous grin on his face while sporting this absolutely fantastic dark grey slouch cap. Just a great looking image. This one does have a tax stamp on the reverse but it is not dated. He may in fact be a recently paroled Confederate prisoner of war. This one comes housed in a full leatherette case with a split spine. This one does come with a 4 x 6 copy of General Orders No. 109 issued June 6, 1865 regarding the discharge of Confederate Prisoners of War. Great looking image! $350.00

                      

Item #76787 Ninth plate ambrotype of a one of the many Confederate troops from the state of Virginia. This soldier is either Minford Fowlkes or William Gillespie of the 23rd Virginia Infantry. A period pencil inscription behind the image reads "W M Gillespie M F Fowlkes November 10/62". I'm not sure which one of these men this soldier actually is as this is a double sided case and it appears that the other image is missing. Both men would serve in the 23rd Virginia Infantry. Fowlkes in Company I and Gillespie in Company D. Both men appear to have had service elsewhere although I have not been able to locate where. He is dressed in the grey frock and trousers with buff white cross belts worn by the unit. A grey shako is worn with the initials "NG" locate on the front surrounded by laurels. The 23rd would see action at Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg and several more. At their surrender at Appomattox the regiment would number just 8 officers and 49 men. There is an inscription written on the other side of the case which for the most part I am unable to decipher. "Know ???? do you love her. A youth died ???? and in prison." The last line is entirely blurred beyond being able to read. This one does bear the handiwork of Richmond photographer Charles Rees although it is not signed. Great image that could use further research. $2750.00


Item #37986 Splendid sixth plate tintype of a Federal infantryman dressed in his infantry great coat and cape. Wonderful view of this coat showing the large cuffs and attached cape. Beautiful light blue tinting to this image. Really sharp looking image! This one comes housed in a half thermoplastic case. A real gem! $375.00


Item #90871 Sixth plate tintype of a double armed infantryman from the state of Michigan. Seated pose dressed in state jacket issued to Michigan troops featuring nine buttons down the from and cloth shoulder tabs. Beautiful tinting to the jacket which is colored this wonderful shade of bluish-green and the trousers tinted a lighter blue. A US waist belt is worn with a coffin handled bowie knife and a revolver tucked into the waist. Even this grips on the pistol have been tinted brown. Very nice, clear view. Housed in a full leatherette case with a split spine. $650.00


Item #49094 Wonderful sixth plate tintype of an unidentified officer with the 12th Massachusetts Infantry. Seated pose of this 2nd lieutenant dressed in a tailored frock and military vest. Nice wide lieutenants shoulder boards. His trousers have been tinted a light blue with the trouser stripe tinted gold. He wears his cap tilted to one side with an embroidered infantry horn on the front with the numeral "12" on the front. This studio has been attributed to a number of Massachusetts men and he most likely hails from the same. His arm rests on a book on the table at his side while some unknown object rests in his lap. Possibly a pair of gauntlets. Magnificent US flag displayed slightly behind his seat tinted red, white and blue. Just a spectacular view of this officer displaying his patriotism. Housed in a full leatherette case with a split spine. $850.00 


Item #23155 Killer ninth plate ruby ambrotype of this well armed rebel. Dressed in a dark military frock with another heavy wool coat worn underneath. A belt is worn around the outside of the frock with double roller buckles. He is armed with this fantastic D-Guard bowie knife with decorative guard. I don't think you could get a finer point on that thing if you tried. That's one dangerous looking knife. Armed with a single shot percussion pistol as well which is most likely a photographers prop. This one does unfortunately have a fine crack in it running diagonally from corner to corner. Still an impressive image. Housed in a full leatherette case. $1850.00


Item #42545 Early sixth plate ruby ambrotype of a unidentified member of the 23rd Pennsylvania Infantry known as Birney's Zouaves. Dressed in the dark blue jacket, vest and trousers worn by the unit which was trimmed in red. Not long after being issued these uniforms the men found them to be rather unpractical and slowly moved towards switching them out for standard Federal issue uniforms. The regiment would fight in some of the fiercest engagements of the war. They would fight at Seven Pines, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg and Cold Harbor and several others. At Cold Harbor the men would take a beating losing 75men killed and almost another 120 wounded. This one comes with a patriotic mat and housed in a full thermoplastic case. $600.00

                          
                          
Item #49494 Double cased pair of husband and wife ninth plate images. Superb ninth plate ruby ambrotype of this young lady in a blue dress which has been wonderfully tinted. Crystal clear image with beautiful blue eyes. The second view is a ninth plate tintype of this cavalry sergeant. Heavily tinted cavalry chevrons on the sleeve and sporting a small multi-colored neck tie. These comes housed in a very nice double sided patriotic thermoplastic case. $425.00

             

Item #35443 Hard to find non-dug wiper for the M1855 rifle and rifle/musket. Very nice example to a wonderful patina and no rust. Used for cleaning out the bore by screwing a cloth wipe on the end. They could also used to extract a stuck bullet if need be. Super nice example $35.00


Item #17877 Sixth plate tintype of this unidentified Federal corporal on infantry. Dressed in his infantry frock with corporals insignia worn on the sleeve. The insignia tinted a lovely shade of light blue. His cap is worn with the visor flipped up. A US waist belt is worn with his cap box and a socket bayonet seen. He is armed with a very rare Massachusetts Arms maynard belt revolver. Only about a 1000 of these were made with 200 of those sold to abolitionist John Brown. Great looking image. This one is housed in a full leatherette case. $750.00


Item #90899 Sixth plate tintype of a pair of yankee pards striking a casual pose. The two sit dressed in frocks with one resting his hand on the others shoulder. His partner wears a small, grey pork pie hat which he has cocked to the side. One of the men holds a rare and very small Prescott revolver in .38 caliber. The two men most have been enjoying some down time in camp as both are sporting very classy two-tone camp shoes. Very nice view. Housed in a full leatherette case. $385.00


Item #33243 Early sixth plate ambrotype of a unidentified infantryman from the Buckeye state. Typical look you often see with these Ohio boys with their quasi civilian/military look. Civilian trousers and blouse and wearing his bummers cap. A well worn cartridge box is slung over his shoulder. He does wear the seldom seen OVM waist belt with a cap box and empty bayonet scabbard. Looks like a small Root revolver tucked into the belt as well as his musket held at his side. Housed in a half leatherette case. $850.00


Item #18945 Super nice ninth plate ruby ambrotype of an unidentified Zouave infantryman. Dressed in what appears to be a newly issued, heavy four button sack coat. A US waist belt is worn around the exterior of the jacket. This one has wonderful clarity. You can clearly see the eagles on the face of the buttons and the texture of the waist belt with great detail. He also sports a red fez with a yellow tassel. A small brass letter "F" is pinned to the front of the cap denoting his company. Housed in a full leatherette case. Sharp looking little image! $500.00 

                    
                      
Item #23443 Set of two tintype images of what appear to be mother, father and son based on the facial features of this young man and the two shown above. The first image is a quarter plate tintype of an aging husband and wife. He stands dressed in a nine button light gray military vest and grey civilian trousers. A single breasted dark wool coat is also worn with a small amount of cuff trim visible. His wife sits dressed in a black dress with white lace collar and a small brooch or cockade pinned to the front. What's really neat is it appears she must have been attending to some household sewing as she has at least 4 sewing needles stuck in the front pleats of her dress which you can clearly see. The second view is a ninth plate tintype showing a steely eyed soldier dressed in a double breasted Confederate jean-cloth frock coat with an external breast pocket. The face of the buttons are not visible but are of the rimmed, convex military type. A civilian vest is worn with a checkered pattern along with a dark button up shirt and paper collar. A thick multi colored cord hangs from his neck which most likely leads to a pocket watch. Unfortunately the subjects are not identified but they came out of Martinsville, Virginia. Neither of these have cases either. Just the brass mats, preservers and cover glass. $450.00

                

Item #61121 Extremely rare sixth plate tintype of a war date US Marine. These are easily more rare than Confederate views. The number of US Marines during the war never exceeded 3800 men. This stern looking Marine is posed in his enlisted undress uniform which consisted of a fitted frock. The sky blue trousers which he wears here were worn only during the winter months with white trousers worn during the summer. He also wears the the white buff cross belts issued to enlisted Marines with the unadorned oval breast plate and white buff waist belt with the unadorned belt plate. His French style kepi rests on the table with the brass infantry horn pinned to the front. In the center of the horn would be the letter "M" although it is gilded over here. It does appear that he is wearing the leather neck stock here also which is very unique to see. Beautiful tinting to this one by the photographer which I think is evidence he was aware of the impotance the of the sitter. This one does have some slight crazing to the surface which in my opion is over shadowed by the importance of this rare view. This one does come housed in a full leatherette case. $1850.00

                  
                     
Item #28909 Quarter plate melainotype of three early war Confederate enlistee's. It would appear to be 3 brothers enlisting for the cause or perhaps one last photo before sending a brother off to war. The trio are shown in this view with hands embraced. It has been suggested that the man standing at center is the same man shown in the second image which is now housed in the LOC. The man seated at left is dressed in grey trousers which sport a black stripe down the trouser seam. He also wears a dark, double breasted coat with two rows of buttons featuring a flower pattern. Certainly not unusual for Confederate troops as I have seen flower buttons used on many occasions. The other two men are dressed in their Sunday best. Apparently this studio must have been quite small as there wasn't even enough room to move the extra chair out of the view of the camera lens. Beautifully clear image. This one comes housed in a half leatherette case. $850.00


Item #46555 Beautiful sixth plate tintype of this unidentified Louisiana officer. Dressed in this splendid dark, double breasted frock. He wears the rank of 2nd lieutenant which can be seen on the collar with the corresponding rank shown on the sleeve. A matching dark cap is worn with the crown slouched forward and a small brass pelican pinned to the top. Super, nice clear image. Housed in a half leatherette case. $2750.00

  
  
 
Item #89772 Very nice leather cartridge box for the Burnside carbine. This one is stamped by the maker Hoover & Calhoun of New York. This is a very nice box. The leather is very pliable with very little crazing. Both belt loops are intact but it is missing one roller buckle. The closure tab is present and in very good shape. The interior wood block for holding the ammunition is present but there is some wood loss where a mouse got in there. Overall a very solid box. $350.00



Item #68744 Wonderful ninth plate tintype of this steely eyed old character. This one came out of Bertrand, Missouri. This old fellow has seen some miles which one can see on his weathered face and aging grey beard. Piercing blue eyes coldly stare into the camera. It would probably be a good bet this fellow took part in the Kansas/Missouri border wars and may have been in fact a guerrilla or Missouri State Guard. Most likely taken during the winter months, he sits dressed in multiple layers with the outer laying being this heavy frock with Goodyear type buttons. Under the overcoat is worn a grey wool-jean military type jacket with a stand-up collar. Clear enough that you can see the cassimere weave of the military jacket worn. Typical wear to the coat which you would expect to see where an accouterment sling would have been worn. He also sports this wonderful 1860's black slouch hat with a small tassel drooped over the brim. This old fellow does not look like somebody who's bad side you would like to be on. Housed in a  half leatherette case. $275.00 


Item #84432 Sixth plate tintype of a young Federal soldier posed a top Lookout Mountain. He is posed here on the summit in the famous location where the majority of views were taken by photographer Robert Linn. This view is a little different than others as you don't really see the cliff directly in front of him in it's entirety. This young soldier doesn't appear to be more than 15 years old and looks to be a bit apprehensive about approaching the cliff. Posed with his hand in his pocket and staring down into the valley below. Housed in a full leatherette case. $700.00

                         
Item #25432 Double cased sixth plate tintypes. Both photos are of the same soldier taken during the same sitting. They are not identical images. You can see that he has his hand slid up slightly farther on the stock and closer to the barrel band in the second image. Looks to be a mid-western yank dressed in a state issue uniform. Illinois I would suspect. Outfitted with full accouterments and holding his musket across his chest. Housed in a double sided thermoplastic case. $550.00


      
Item #94699 Quarter plate tintype of a couple yanks mounted on horse back on a sunny day. Photographed on a flat and mostly barren plain with a few sparse groups of trees. A small pile of logs lay in the back ground. Both men sit on black horses. The soldier to the left sits dressed in a Federal frock and kersey blue, military issue trousers. He wears a wide brimmed hat which he has pulled down low on his brow as looks at the cameraman. His partner stares off into the distance dressed in a sack coat and bowler cap. A small amount of crazing down in the lower right of the image but nothing severe. Housed in a full leatherette case. $1100.00

  
Item #21089 Nice set of four Louisiana buttons. Grouping consists of two coat size and two cuff buttons. These were recovered in the area of McClean and Penn Laird, Virginia. All four still retain the shanks on the reverse. One of the cuff and one of the coat are back marked by Hyde & Goodrich. The other two are not marked. A good amount of the original gold wash still remains on most of these. Both on the front and back. The cuff buttons are especially nice. $850.00

          
               
Item #29229 Drop dead beautiful OVM box plate. Hard to find, rare plate and this one is a beauty! This one was recovered in the area of McClean and Penn Laird, Virginia many years ago. Wonderful dug patina on this one. No dings or dents to the edge. One very minor pimple on the face but otherwise one of the nicest dug OVM plates I have seen. The hooks have rusted off the back as to be expected in a dug example. About as nice of a dug example that you are going to find! $1800.00

     
Item #66876 Very nice matching pair of enlisted man's brass shoulder scales. A couple very minor dings but otherwise fine. A little tarnish to one. Both of these have the full brass tongues intact. Very nice set. $150.00


                  
Item # Nice grouping of three reunion ribbons for the 28th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry. The regiment would only see action in two battles during their service but they were two of the hardest fights of the war. Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. The ribbon on the top left is missing the top bar and pin. The other two are in wonderful shape and still retain the pins. These are from the 1891 and 1906 reunion's. They do come nicely displayed a riker display case. $250.00


Item #54987 Sharp looking sixth plate ambrotype of an early state volunteer. Not sure where this fellow is from. New Hampshire perhaps by the looks of the jacket. Dressed in a dark blue, 8 button service jacket with cloth shoulders tabs and belt loops. He wears corporal stripes on the sleeve but you can clearly see they used to be sergeant stripes and the top chevron on each sleeve has been removed. Perhaps busted down in rank. The buttons along the front of the jacket are Federal eagle buttons. A nice and clear M1851 eagle waist belt is worn along with his sash. You can just see the scabbard for the sword that he holds jutting up from his hip. A very beat up cap is worn with infantry insignia and his company letter "F" pinned to the front. Sharp looking image. This one comes housed in a full patriotic thermoplastic case. $600.00

                    
           
Item #89342 This is a really interesting quarter plate tintype of two men who appear to be brothers. The two are seated side by side in wooden chairs. One dressed in his lieutenants uniform and the other dressed in a very fine suit. Now what's interesting is the man dressed in the suit holds an open hand in his lap with a massive gold nugget resting in his palm! He looks to have hit the mother load and traded in his miner dud's for a fine silk suit. Held onto that miner hat though. The back drop which is mostly obscured by the two men is a courtyard scene. I do have another view with this same back drop which has been attributed to Ohio of all places. Wonderful and usual view. This one comes housed in a full leatherette case. $500.00


Item #57009 Sixth plate ruby ambrotype of an early war recruit. He stands dressed in dark civilian trousers which he has rolled up and a matching dark jacket. A M1858 smooth side canteen with the dark blue cover is suspended from the white linen strap hanging from off his shoulder. It looks like he is armed with an old flintlock which he holds at his side. Now this one has been tentatively identified from several sources as Elijah Young of the 15th Alabama. Elijah would muster with Co. F. on March 1, 1862. Six months later he would be severely wounded at Antietam on September 17, 1862. Almost a month later he would succumb to those wounds. Now how that id was originally made I have no idea as there is no information inside the case to indicate such. Would make a nice research project. This one does come in a full leatherette case. $700.00


Item #25143 Quarter plate tintype of a young drummer boy. Studio pose with a make shift curtain drawn up for a back drop. Standing pose dressed in a sack coat and wearing his cap with the rain cover on. Proudly posed next to his drum which rests on a chair at his side. His drum sticks are held in the opposite hand. I can only image from this pose that he was very proud of his position as drummer and that wonderful drum which I am sure held in the highest regard. This one has a tax stamp on both the back side of the image and inside of the case dated September 9, 1864 with the photographers initials. You should be able to find out where this was taken if you have a listing of the photographers in business at that time. There is also a large lock of hair behind the image. This one does look a bit better in hand than my scan shows. Housed in a half leatherette case. $1350.00

                                   
                              
Item #90090 Quarter plate tintype identified as Leonard Carr of Pennsylvania. Leonard would take up arms in the 1st Pennsylvania Reserve Infantry in late May, 1861. The regiment would then become the 30th Pennsylvania Infantry. Serving with the Army of the Potomac they would see action in a number of hard fights. 1862 would see Leonard and the rest of the men of the regiment fighting at Mechanicsville, Glendale, Malvern Hill and South Mountain. Antietam and Fredericksburg would follow. The summer of 1863 would find them on the field at Gettysburg. Many of the men from the regiment were residents of the town themselves fighting within sight of their own homes. They would end the year with fighting at Bristoe Station and the Mine Run Campaign. The beginning of 1864 would see the Wilderness Campaign. Leonard would be present for most all of it. His only absence coming in August of 1863 when he was absent in the hospital for an injury he received at Gettysburg. Apparently while charging across the field he stepped into a post hole and twisted his knee quite severely. He was however back in the ranks the following month. His term expired in June, 1864 but he would re-enlist and transfer into the 190th Pennsylvania Infantry. He would participate in the pursuit of Lee's Army and was readying to charge one of Lee's batteries when news came of the surrender. Leonard would head home in June, 1865 taking his Spencer Rifle and accouterments with him. This view shows Leonard dressed in his frock with full accouterments and armed with his musket and a pistol tucked into his belt. A post war carte view of Leonard is also included which is identified on the reverse. Full service and pension records also accompany this grouping. The tintype of Leonard is housed in a full leatherette case. $800.00

                   
                     
Item #44687 Wonderful sixth plate ambrotype identified as Ransom D. Mattoon of the 1st New Jersey Light Artillery. Mattoon would muster with Battery B. of Clark's Battery, 1st New Jersey Light Artillery in September, 1861. He would re-enlist in January, 1864 and be reduced to the rank of private not long after at his own request. Ransom would serve nearly the entire war before mustering out in Trenton, New Jersey in mid June, 1865. He is shown here dressed in a blue Chasseur pattern jacket which were issued to several of New Jersey's elite military units. This one is twice identified in period ink. Once inside the case and again on a small slip of paper cut from an old envelope. The 1st New Jersey Light Artillery would serve with the Army of the Potomac throughout their entire enlistment and in doing so would see no shortage of action. Battery B would in fact be engaged in no less that 18 of the wars greatest battles. From Yorktown to Sailor's Creek and every where in between. At Gettysburg they would fire some 1200 rounds at the Peach Orchard and loss 5 men killed and 21 wounded along with the loss of 47 horses killed during the fight. Mattoon is recorded as "present" for all of it. This one does come with his service records as well as a copy of the book "Clark's Battery B History of the 1st N.J. Arty" in which a photograph of Mattoon is published. Rock solid id and superb history! This one comes housed in a half leatherette case. $850.00  
          

Item #79856 Ninth plate ambrotype of a Federal cavalryman. Nice up close view of this horse soldier dressed in his cavalry shell jacket. He wears a patriotic silk sash over the shoulder which has been tinted in wonderful shades of red, white and blue. The former owner had the sash that he is wearing in this view as well but it was in such a deteriorated state that they threw it away!! At least the image has survived. This one comes in a full thermoplastic case with patriotic matting. $395.00


                                       
                             
Item #89265 Extremely rare ninth plate ambrotype of indentured servant David Plowden. David was not a slave but worked as a "bound boy". Contractually bound to voluntary servitude in exchange for housing, education, training, ect. He would have been bound to fulfill the conditions of the contract until it's expiration which is where the term "bound boy" originated. An old note behind the image reads, "This is "Dave Plowden" the colored boy who was a "Bound Boy" in the household when father (A.W. MacCoy) was young. The 1860 Census lists Abram S. MacCoy as residing in Springfield Township, Clark County, Ohio along with his wife and 4 children. One of which was 13 year old Alex W. MacCoy. The census also lists two other residents living in the MacCoy household. A female servant by the name of Lydia and one Mr. David Plowden working as an 18 year old farm hand. Twenty years later the 1880 Census lists Plowden as a laborer boarding at a private residence still living in Springfield. While MacCoy listed the place of birth of all members living in his household as being born in Pennsylvania in 1860, Plowden lists his place of birth and that of his father in 1880 as Kentucky. There is a very good possibility that Plowden's father was in fact a slave as Kentucky was a slave state prior to the Civil War. This view dates to around 1860 or just prior. David appears to be doing quite well for himself in this view dressed in a very well-made wool sack coat, plaid vest, dress shirt and silk bow tie. This one does come with copies of both the 1860 and 1880 census. Housed in a full leatherette case with a separated spine. Extremely rare view! $1500.00



Item #91754 Extremely rare U.S. Christian Commission identifier tag. These things are almost unheard of. Very, very few of these remain. They were a very early version of what is now referred to as "dog tags". They were basically made from a heavy paper stock and as you can image if you are out in the field marching in rain and snow, sweating all over it and getting it banged all around they didn't last long. The few that remain are usually in pretty poor shape. This one however is quite the opposite. This one belonged to George Riddle of the 3rd West Virginia Cavalry. This one reads " I am George Riddle Co. H, 3rd Reg't, W Va Cav, 3rd Brig. 3rd Div. 1st Corps.". The back holds his address. "George Riddle, Parkersburg, Wood County, W. Virginia, Box 141". George would muster with Company H at the end of May, 1863. He would join the regiment in time to see action at the wars most prominent battle, Gettysburg. On September 22, 1864 he would receive a gunshot through the left shoulder although it does not mention the fight in which it occurred. He would survive the wound and serve up until the end of June, 1865. The ink on this one is a bit faded as you would expect when you're out bouncing around on the back of a horse across the countryside. Extremely rare piece! $1250.00


Item #34912 Sixth plate tintype of a Yank ready to march. Camp studio pose taken in a canvas photographers tent. Seated pose dressed in his frock with his musket held at his side. Nice crystal clear US waist belt. You can see the white canvas strap running across his chest for the haversack at his hip. He knapsack is trapped to his back with the bedroll synched down tight on top. He's wearing the knapsack strapped down over his brass shoulder scales which I can't image was very comfortable. Especially once he got under way marching to his destination with that heavy knapsack pressing down on those things. This one is a bit dark as you can see. It comes housed in a full leatherette case with a split spine and a patriotic mat. $595.00



Item #57511 Sixth plate tintype of a tough as nails looking yank! This guy looks like he is ready for a fight. Dressed in a Federal frock he stands with his musket at "the shoulder". A US waist belt is worn with a well used cap box and bayonet scabbard which holds his bayonet. His cartridge box is worn off the shoulder with linen sling. Possibly a field alteration after the original sling broke although I have seen a couple of Illinois troops with similar slings. He wears a dark kepi that's pretty well flattened. This guy was definitely a veteran of some hard marching and hard fighting. Housed in a full leatherette case. $650.00               


         
                       

Item #78700 Grouping attributed to Henry Clay Jones of the 2nd Vermont Infantry, Co. D. Henry would serve with the regiment beginning in June, 1861 and serve until his discharge in June of 1864. He would be wounded once while engaged at the Wilderness. The grouping consists of a post war photograph of Henry dressed in his GAR uniform accompanied by two very nice GAR badges. The family CDV album in pristine condition holding 30 views including one of Henry in civilian dress. Many of them identified. His original appointment to 3rd sergeant dated August, 1862 and signed by the regiment's major who would later be killed at the Wilderness. Also included in his certificate from the state of Vermont acknowledging his service. His original acceptence letter from the Bureau of Pensions granting his pension still in the original envelope. Henry's personal portfolio of Military and Civil War History which records his service in detail. A family history book which records the family history from 1750 through 1898 and an envelope full of misc documents relating to Henry's estate. Very nice grouping of a Vermont veteran. $450.00 

                                  
                             
Item #12912 Quarter plate tintype of two late war yanks that came out of New Market, Maryland many years ago. Very casual pose of these two men. One of the men stands with his frock unbuttoned and resting his hand on the other's shoulder. The other is seated sporting camp shoes and service stripes located on the coat sleeves. Mint view which this scan does not do justice. Housed in a full leatherette case with a split spine. $500.00

 
Item #78111 Silver id badge belonging to Corporal John B. Morton of the 79th Pennsylvania Volunteers. Beautifully engraved "Jno. B. Morton Co. H 79 P.V.V" with wonderful scroll work. This one measures 1 7/16" across by an 1 1/4" tall. It does still retain the original T-pin on the reverse. Just missing the closure tab. A resident of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Morton would enlist with Co. H. as a corporal in Septermber, 1861. He would re-enlist in February, 1864 and continue to serve up until July, 1865. He would be no stranger to the battlefield fighting with the Army of the Ohio. They would take a beating at Perryville. Fight at Murfeesboro, Lookout Mountain and a good many more. Very nice badge from the flag bearer of a very hard fought unit. $3250.00



Item #57612 Beautiful sixth plate ruby ambrotype of a Federal cavalryman. Standing pose with his sword displayed at his front with the scabbard hanging at his side. A very casual pose and dress. He also wears an Hardee hat with an ostrich plume pinned to the side and cavalry insignia on the front. Company letter "K" is at the top and the numeral "2" at the bottom. Beautiful image. Minor mat rubs but otherwise a real beauty. Housed in a full leatherette case. $550.00


Item #61217 Sixth plate ambrotype by famed Richmond photographer Charles Rees. Done in the relievo style for which he is most noted for. Dressed in a grey uniform sporting black epaulettes and a collar trimmed in black cloth tape. This rebel is not identified but this is the uniform worn by the Richmond Grey's. They would see action in a number of battles fighting with the Army of Northern Virginia. More than half of them men from this regiment that went into the fight at Gettysburg didn't return. This one is not signed by Rees unfortunately but still a wonderful example of his work. This one does come housed in a full thermoplastic case. $2500.00



Item #89871 Neat sixth plate tintype of a Federal sergeant photographed with his young child sitting in his lap. The numerals on his cap look to be "44". Dressed in his frock with large infantry chevrons on his sleeve. His cartridge box is worn over one shoulder and a canteen over the other. His daughter of probably not more than a year old sits in his lap wearing a small polka dot dress and her riding cap. In her hand is held a small riding crop. A little on the dark side but a pretty neat image. It comes housed in a full patriotic leatherette case with a split spine. $700.00


Item #87121 Rare ninth plate ambrotype of an unidentified member of the 1st or 2nd New Hampshire. These guys are pretty much misidentified in every single publication I am aware of as being Confederate. He is dressed in the New Hampshire grey greatcoat and cape. The uniform underneath would have also been grey and trimmed in red. The only part of that uniform that is visible here is the grey cap which has a lower band of red that ran around the base of the cap. Company letter "F" is pinned to the front. He stands armed with his musket and brandishing an Allen & Wheelock 32 cal. pocket revolver from under the flap of his cape. Images from this unit are actually very hard to find. These guys fought from the First Battle of Bull Run all the way to Richmond. At Gettysburg they were nearly annihilated. Very hard to find image. Housed in a half case. $850.00



Item #89765 Very nice document pertaining to the 72nd U.S.C.T dated May 1st, 1865. Special Order No. 1 issued by Captain R. C. Hubbard from the headquarters of 72nd stationed in Bloomfield, Kentucky. The order is for Co. C to immediately proceed to Louisville for the purpose of setting up quartermaster and commissary stores for the remainder of the regiment which will follow. No tears in this one with nice bold ink and easily legible. Signed by Captain R. C. Hubbard. Measures about 10" x 8" roughly. Very nice document. $150.00

                                
              
Item #45541 Very nice signed letter by Colonel Charles H. T. Collis commanding the 114th Pennsylvania Infantry, Collis Zouaves. This one was written in response to a letter received by Collis asking for his autograph. In reply he sent this letter with  his signature reading "Charles H. T. Collis. Col commdg 114 Pa Vols. Bvt. Major Genl Vols" Very bold ink inscription and dated to March 1, 1892. Measures 5 1/2" x 6 1/2". This would make for a nice display to coincide with a view of one of the members of the Collis Zouaves. No tears to this one. Very nice! $150.00




Item #51216 Neat quarter plate tintype of what is probably a Western Theater yank. Wonderful tinting to this one. Looking every bit the part of a western yank dressed in this mixed attire. Wearing blue trousers with a red polka-dot shirt with a large slash pocket. Looks like he has maybe a diary and a bible tucked in there. Wonderful beehive slouch hat with this huge brim on it. He stands on the bare ground gripping a pistol which is tucked into his belt. Military themed back drop behind him with rows of Sibly tents and soldiers milling about. Neat looking image. This one does come housed in a full thermoplastic case as well. $650.00



Item #89881 Sixth plate tintype of two cavalryman dressed in stable frocks. Very rare example of this coat. These were constructed out of white canvas to be worn while grooming horses. The canvas allowed for the horse hair to be much more easily removed as compared to the wool uniforms. Some units such as the 2nd Massachusetts Cavalry actually wore the coats as fatigue uniforms while in camp. During the spring of 1864 members of the 2nd Maine were issued an order that "enlisted men on stable duty will wear their stable frocks". Both men look as though their forearms are bandaged. Those are probably false sleeves being worn for protection but why they are wearing them I have no idea unless it is to keep the white sleeves of the coat from becoming soiled. One of the men has his pant legs pulled up over the top of his boots. The other has done the same with one pant leg falling down. I would presume this was done to keep the bottom of the trousers out of the horse s**t and mud as the boots of both men are filthy dirty. This is shown in the publication "US Army in the West" published in 1995. Rare view of these two men who were probably returning from stable duty. Housed in a full leatherette case. $800.00

                                       
Item #68711 Silver id shield for the famed 3rd New Jersey Cavalry "Butterfly Hussars". This would have been worn by one of the cavalryman like the one pictured in the image below who served in that regiment. Made out of silver. The center shield is roughly the size of a quarter with the entire piece overall about the size of a 50 cent piece. Still retains the original pin back which is very solid. This one belonged to an un-named member of Co. A. Very nice and rare badge which this photo does not do justice. $1200.00


 

 




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