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Item #60902 Superb triple armed Federal cavalryman ambrotype. This one is in the sixth plate size. This guy is ready for some serious action. Dressed in a cavalry service jacket and matching blue forage cap. This image is amazingly clear! The clarity of that eagle waist belt plate is superb. Armed with some serious steel he is posed with a Colt Navy tucked into his waist belt with the hammer cocked. His cavalry saber is held out across his chest as he display's the full length of this impressive saber. Completing his arsenal is his Sharp's carbine which he proudly displays resting on his thigh. The envy of every soldier armed with a black powder rifled musket. Super killer image with the rarely seen Sharps carbine. Some solarization to this one but it does not detract. Great view! This one comes housed in a full leatherette case with a split spine. $3200.00 SALE PENDING!



Item #44844 Pretty killer quarter plate ambrotype of an unidentified Mississippi infantryman. Dressed in a grey jacket with the collar, cuffs and shoulder tabs trimmed in red. A row of Mississippi star buttons runs the length of the front of the jacket. Matching grey trousers with a 1 inch wide red trouser seam running down the pant leg. Cartridge box is worn over the shoulder with a leather waist belt and massive frame buckle! A very crude cap box can be seen on his hip. He does have some numerals up there on top on his cap but it sits as such an angle that it is almost impossible to read it. Armed with his musket with the bayonet attached. He does appear to have a knapsack or haversack of some sort propped up in front of him. You can just make out some of it there in front of his knees. You can see a couple of straps there and a flap to something folded over. This one does have some solarization to it but still a super reb image! Housed in a leatherette case. $4000.00 SOLD!



Item #44876 Sixth plate tintype of a Federal cavalry soldier. He's posed on a very open plain with what looks to be very little vegetation. Seated in the saddle gripping the reins on this black stallion! Saddle bags are behind him and you can see the holster slung over the pommel for that cannon of a revolver he has in his hand. Looks like it might be a Dragoon because that is one big, bad pistol. There is some yellow haloing in the upper right. That is due to a heavy coating of varnish the photographer applied there. Nice patriotic matting on this one. Housed in a full leatherette case with a split spine. Nice mounted image. $750.00 SOLD!

                   

Item #43232 Grouping identified to Captain Ezra B. Bell of the 8th New Hampshire Infantry. Included is a sixth plate ruby ambrotype of Ezra which was most likely taken when he held the rank of 1st lieutenant. He would muster as a 1st lieutenant in Co. F. late in December, 1861. Ezra sports a Federal frock with shoulder boards and this absolutely fantastic Hardee hat with an ostrich plume pinned to one side and superb infantry insignia sewn to the front with the numeral "8" in the center. He would be promoted to captain in December, 1863. Seven month earlier however he had been wounded in the assault on Port Hudson. He would be discharged in January, 1865. This comes with a carte view of his wife Elizabeth Bell and daughter Anna Bell. Originally this was part of a larger grouping that consisted of a family cdv album containing over 60 views including another view of Ezra in uniform as well as his brother who served in the 11th New Hampshire Infantry. Unfortunately this grouping was broken up some time ago and this is all I have. There are a number of scans of the album included which show the carte view of Ezra as well as his brother. There are a couple chips in the emulsion on this one as you can see. Housed in a full leatherette case. $500.00


Item #66598 Super nice sixth plate ambrotype of a Confederate soldier. Seated pose of this very melancholy soldier as he sits for a studio pose. Dressed in a grey 8 button frock made of some very coarse material. He also sports a pair of black trousers. Nice clear view. Not a whole lot going on in this view but still a very captivating image. Housed in a full leatherette case. $685.00

       
Item #49437 Nice pair of two original wood tampions. These are for a .58 and .69 cal. Both are made from oak with a real nice aged patina. No cracks or splits in either of these. $125.00


Item #89121 Ninth plate ruby ambrotype of a Federal cavalryman. Dressed in a his cavalry service jacket and cradling his sword in his lap. He wears a M1851 eagle waist belt and you can see that eagle just as clear as a bell. Sporting a wonderful Hardee hap with an ostrich plume and brass cavalry insignia pinned to the front. This one comes with patriotic matting and is housed in a very nice full thermoplastic case. $450.00


Item #22987 Sixth plate clear glass ambrotype of a young rebel soldier. Dressed in a Richmond Depot Type II jacket. These are believed to have been produced from around spring 1862 up until mid 1864. The buttons are all gilded over but were most likely script "I" infantry buttons. He's armed with a Remington Beal's revolver which you don't see very often. This one's a little on the light side but a nice combination of two rarities. The Type II jacket and a Beal's! This one comes housed in a full thermoplastic case. $1100.00


Item #68754 Sixth plate tintype of your classic Federal infantryman. Standing dressed in a Federal frock and outfitted with a complete US infantryman's accouterment rig. Armed with his musket with the bayonet pointing skyward. This one comes housed in a full leatherette case and has the unique convex cover glass that you don't see very often. $500.00


Item #44512 Nice double armed sixth plate tintype of a yank infantryman. This fellow is dressed in a 7 button sack coat. More than likely it was once a 4 button coat and he merely added 3 buttons to suit his needs. A US waist belt is worn around the exterior of the jacket with a side knife tucked into the belt. A large Colt is displayed across his chest to bolster his fearsome appearance. Housed in a half case with patriotic matting. $850.00


Item #77690 Killleerrr quarter plate tintype of two seated yanks. This one has a super look to it. The two men sit side by side with their hands resting in their laps. Both men have the ends of their trousers rolled up to keep them out of the mud. One man sits dressed in a frock and the other dressed in a service jacket. Wonderful slouch cap worn by the older fellow with his counter part sporting a kepi. Both men sport 6th Corps, 1st Division cloth badges on their caps with the man to the right having his pinned to the front of his cap with his company letter "B". Wonderful military themed back drop with Old Glory blowing in the breeze. I believe this is the Fredericksburg backdrop from the latter part of 1862 into early 1863. This one comes housed in a very nice full leatherette case. Just an absolute killer image with wonderful tinting! $750.00


Item #90903 Sixth plate tintype of a Federal infantryman. Most likely from the Western Theater. He's dressed in a four button sack coat and sporting a black felt slouch cap. His cartridge box is worn over the shoulder with the box itself positioned behind his back. A US waist belt is worn which he has upside down. His cap box is worn along with an empty bayonet scabbard which rests on his hip. Lorenz musket is held at his side with a revolver tucked into his belt as well. Nice looking typical Western Theater yank. Housed in a full leatherette case. $495.00


Item #34299 Killer sixth plate tintype of this New York soldier photographed in camp. Probably a sentry on guard duty. He stands dressed in his frock with full accouterments. SNY waist belt. The brass on top of his cap looks like the numerals "30" and the letter "K". Armed with his musket at his side. He stands guard in front of this huge canvas tent with one of the large supporting poles positioned at the opening. Two large wooden barrels are off to his side and what looks to be a cotton bale. The barrel in front has a blacksmithing hammer stuck into the top of it. Leaves and sticks litter the ground around his feet. A few small surface abrasions on this one but nothing serious. No mat. It comes housed in a full thermoplastic case. Pretty sweet view! $1850.00


Item #34891 Pretty sweet sixth plate tintype of this unidentified yank sergeant of infantry. Seated in a small wooden chair and dressed in his frock with sergeant's stripes worn on the sleeve. His cap is worn with "H" visible up at the top for his regiment with "PVI" below that. The regiment is pinned up there as well but not quite clear enough to see. It looks like the numeral 4. He sports knee boots and rests with a NCO sword in his lap. The scabbard for the sword can be seen on his hip with a revolver tucked in beside it. A trio of muskets are stacked at his side with the one in the front covered in rust. Presumably photographers props as that musket isn't passing inspection! Great view. Housed in a full leatherette case. $700.00


Item #19865 Sixth plate tintype of a Federal infantryman. Studio pose of this soldier standing on a carpeted floor with a white canvas sheet draped behind him. Dressed in a newly issued infantry frock and this magnificent brand new M1858 Hardee hat with the ostrich plume on the side. Nice clear brass infantry horn located on the front. He stands armed with an old out dated flintlock musket as he draws out the ramrod. More than likely a photographers prop no doubt. This one comes housed in a half leatherette case. Nice, clear view. $550.00


Item #77897 Sixth plate ambrotype of a Federal infantryman. Crystal clear view. Standing pose of this foot soldier dressed in a four button sack coat. Wearing a full set of US accouterments. His bayonet scabbard hangs from the belt looking as though it has seen better days. Photographed with his musket displayed across his chest and the hammer cocked. Sharp looking image. This one comes housed in a full leatherette case. $550.00


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. $700.00

                   
                     
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 #35643 Beautiful sixth plate tintype of a Federal soldier. I'm guessing he was probably an infantry soldier who's unit was then changed to mounted service. Dressed in a frock and wearing a nice Hardee cap. Infantry insignia is pinned to the front with what looks like the numeral "10" in the center and company letter "K". A revolver is tucked into his belt while he cradles a sword with the sword knot swinging free. Sporting cavalry boots and a pair of the black gauntlets that you don't see very often. Super nice view housed in a full leatherette case. $650.00


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 #22421 early sixth plate tintype of a Federal infantryman sporting some killer headgear! Seated pose dressed in his frock with brass shoulder scales. Just like the pair I have listed below. Wearing his kersey blue trousers which have been shaded a lovely blue. Superb M1858 Hardee with an ostrich plume and one side of the cap pinned up. You can se his light blue hat cord resting on the brim of the cap. Brass infantry horn pinned to the front along with the numeral "3" and his company letter "K". Great looking view and that head gear is just superb! Housed in a half leatherette case. $475.00



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. $295.00
          

Item #70891 Ninth plate tintype of a Federal soldier in the vignette format. This one is mounted to card stock. Looks to be dressed in a Federal frock. Very nice view back marked by Maynard & Willis of Milford, Massachusetts. $100.00

                     
                    
        
Item #91543 Very nice grouping of Virginia related images and documents. These all pertain to the Branch family of Appomattox. The first view is a ninth plate ambrotype identified as James Peter Branch. During the late summer of 1861 James would leave his teacher profession behind to join the ranks of the 44th Virginia Infantry. He would muster with Co. A. in August, 1861. In March, 1862 they would vote to change their designation and become part of the 20th Battalion Virginia Heavy Artillery. James and the rest of the 20th Battalion would serve in the defense of Richmond positioned along Mill Road, Brock Road, Deep Run Road, Plank Road and Mitchell's Tract Road. After Richmond fell into Union hands they would once again serve as a infantry unit during the Appomattox Campaign. Only 11 men would remain in the ranks at their surrender. James would not be among them. He would be captured days earlier at Farmville on April 6, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout he would remain a POW until signing the Oath of Allegiance near the end of June, 1865. This view shows James in a rather rough spun grey service jacket with just a small amount of red trim along the edge of the collar. It is identified inside the case with a period inscription "Jas. P. Branch Richmond, Va." and dates to his time serving in the 20th Battalion. It is accompanied by a sixth plate daguerreotype of James's father, Robert H. Branch taken prior to the war. Robert himself would serve in the Virginia Militia. First as a lieutenant and then as a captain. Both of Robert's original commissions from the Commonwealth of Virginia are included in this grouping. Also included are a number of family related documents which chronicle the birth's, death's and marriages of the family from the 1800's through the 1900's. Some additional paper work on the 44th Virginia and 20th Battalion is included as well. The ninth plate of James comes housed in a very nice full leatherette case and that of his father housed in a full thermoplastic case. Wonderful grouping! $2150.00


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 #89165 Ninth plate tintype identified as Martin T. Albert of the 18th Battalion Virginia Heavy Artillery. Martin is shown here dressed in a grey service jacket with the collar, cuffs and cloth shoulder tabs trimmed in red for artillery. He also sports a grey cap trimmed in red cord. In January, 1864 Albert would enlist in Co. D. at Battery No. 6 in Richmond. They would serve in the defense of Richmond and take part in the battles of Petersburg, Sayler's Creek and Appomattox. Just 7 months after his enlistment Martin would find himself sitting in a cell awaiting trail for court martial. What he did to land himself in such a position is not clear but 4 months later he was back on the rolls. Martin apparently had terrible luck. After another 4 months he was captured at Burke's Farm during the Battle of Sayler's Creek just days before the end of the war. He would once again find himself sitting in a cell. This time in Newport News, Virginia. He would take the Oath of Allegiance on July 1, 1865 and be released to head home. This one has an old pencil inscription inside the case reading "Albert Martin his picture". Housed in a very nice full thermoplastic case with a small lock of hair and ribbon pinned to the velvet pad. It does come with a small amount of paper work on Martin as well. $1500.00


Item #22872 Killer sixth plate ruby ambrotype of this fierce looking yankee infantryman. Very stern looking pose as he stands dressed in his frock with one hand resting on his hip and the other grasping his musket. US waist belt and sporting this magnificent M1858 Hardee hat with fantastic brass. Nice infantry horn pinned to the front along with his company letter "B". Ostrich plume is pinned to the side as well. Just a great looking image! This one comes housed in a full leatherette case but with a split spine. $700.00

                                       
                             
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 #11432 Quarter plate tintype. This one has an id behind the image dated from August, 1989 which supposedly identifies the subject a Thomas Camburn of the 9th Michigan Cavalry. It was identified from a family album which contained a carte view of Thomas and his wife. I have seen the carte view and while there are some similarities between the two men, I am skeptical of the id. Mainly due to the fact that we have an infantryman here. Dressed in a Federal infantry frock. He is also not wearing cavalry trousers. Still a very nice image. Studio pose of this soldier posed next to a very unique wood pedestal. If I am not mistaken this a Michigan studio. I believe other known views show a small US flag sticking in the top of the pedestal if my memory is correct. His frock is worn very casually unbuttoned with a large watch fob and chain visible. Nice light blue tinting to the trousers as well. I will let the next owner try and figure out the id. Housed in a half leatherette case. $200.00


Item #89700 Sixth plate tintype of a well armed yankee infantryman. Early war view of this bearded yank. Dressed in a frock and sporting brass shoulder scales. A US waist belt is worn with the cap box showing. The bayonet is still housed in the frog which he has situated so that it rests in his lap. A Smith and Wesson Model 1 is tucked into his belt along with a stag handled side knife. Armed with his musket as well. This one comes in a full leatherette case $650.00


Item #44365 Simply wonderful sixth plate tintype of a Federal veteran dressed in the uniform for the VRC. Really one of the more attractive VRC images I have seen. Presumably this image was taken during the winter months as he is heavily clothed. He wears a button up shirt under a four button sack coat. Both of which he has tucked into his light blue VRC trousers. Those pants must have been considerably larger than his waist size to fit all those layers in there. his unbuttoned VRC jacket is casually worn open over the sack coat while sporting this fantastic wide brimmed slouch hat that is just killer! A small book or possibly a wallet can be seen poking out from the coat near his waist. The chain to his pocket watch  has been attached to the hook on the back side of the US belt plate he wears. He also has this very thin cord that hangs from his neck and appears to possible be attached to the watch chain. I have no clue what it is but the photographer has taken the liberty to make sure it was noticeable by applying gold tint to it. Just a really great looking image. Housed in a full thermoplastic case. $795.00 



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 #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 #15465 rare sixth plate tintype of a Federal cavalryman sporting the rare and unusual Pascal cap. These were issued to only a handful of Pennsylvania units late in 1861 and early 1862. Primarily issued to members of the 2nd and 6th Pennsylvania Cavalry more famously known as Rush's Lancer's. About a 100 of these caps were also issued to the Anderson Troop. An independent cavalry troop designated to serve as headquarters guards for Brig. General Robert Anderson. They would later become part of the famous 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry. This cavalryman sits dressed in his cavalry jacket and sporting brass shoulder scales. His cap is worn with the wings folded up. Cavalry insignia and a large company letter "E" are pinned to the front of the cap. While only a handful of units wore this cap this fellow was most likely part of the 6th Pennsylvania based on another known view from this very same company "E". Armed with Sharp's carbines they would fight in countless battles. Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Cold Harbor, Petersburg and quite a number more. There is also a period poem which has been cut from some publication which was placed behind the image. Very rare view of a very seldom seen piece of head gear. This one comes housed in a full leatherette case. $700.00

      
Item #47521 Quarter plate melainotype of two Federal infantry musician. The two musically inclined soldiers sit side by side with Hardee hats resting in their laps. The soldier to the left casually holds a fife which he rests on his thigh. His partner sits next to this wonderful drum with a beautiful eagle painted on the face. Unfortunately the image is considerably dark. Nice view of that drum however. This one comes housed in a full leatherette case. $475.00


Item #29801 Sixth plate tintype of a Federal infantryman. Dressed in his frock and brass shoulder scales that were no doubt quickly tossed away. US waist belt worn with the cartridge box worn on the belt itself rather than over the shoulder. His empty bayonet scabbard hangs off the belt as well. Triple armed with a musket at his side, a small dirk tucked into his belt and a revolver as well. There is a name scratched into the backside of the plate. It looks like "J Jenkins" along with the date "Nov 28". This one comes in a full leatherette case. $550.00


Item #78144 Quarter plate tintype of an early war Federal cavalryman. Standing pose of this cavalryman as he stands on a wood plank floor. Sporting brass shoulder scales and bright white gauntlets. He wears the rank of company quarter master sergeant which you can faintly see there worn on the upper sleeve. A plumed Hardee hat with cavalry insignia pinned to the front is held in his hand while he rests on his sword. A fairly decent sized revolver is tucked into his M1851 eagle waist belt. Wonderful military themed back drop behind him showing a Federal encampment. I'm not familiar with this back drop but certainly an early view with the Army of the Potomac. This one comes housed in a full thermoplastic case with a separated spine. $700.00
 
            
  
Item #98219 Extremely rare FULL plate ambrotype and accompanying carte view of Navy Paymaster Joseph Wilson. One of only a handful of full plate ambrotypes I have ever had. Wilson would enter the Navy as a Paymaster starting in July, 1813 on board the brig "Rattlesnake". During his time as paymaster he would see service on board the "Argus" in 1814 and the "Savannah" in 1815. In 1817 he would serve on the frigate "Macedonian" and on board the "Shark" for the next 4 years. Another 4 years were spent on board the frigate "Guerriere" followed by the "Preble" in 1840. Next he would serve on the "Lexington" for another 4 years before finally serving on the "Powhatan" in 1861. The war years were spent serving as an inspector at the Boston Navy Yard. He would become the oldest Paymaster in the service before being placed on the retired list with the rank of Commodore. Wilson is shown here wearing the undress uniform for a paymaster over 12 years in grade. It is accompanied by a carte view made from this very ambrotype. Also included is a large binder full of information on Wilson. The image is housed in a full thermoplastic reproduction case which looks very nice. Nice grouping pertaining to the Navy's longest serving paymaster! $2850.00

                  
          
        
Item #17897 Sixth plate tintype identified as John H. Anderson of the 33rd Iowa Infantry. Great pose of Anderson posed in his Federal frock and holding his musket across his chest. Full infantry accouterments and that US belt plate is just as clear as can be. The top of his cap is pinned with the numeral "33" and company letter "I". Love how he has the visor flipped up. John would muster with Co. I at 18 years of age on September 11, 1862. He would serve almost 3 years with the regiment and see action in a number of engagements around Arkansas, Alabama and New Orleans. He would muster out of service in mid June, 1865. This one does come with the reunion badges for the 33rd Iowa as well as a total of 9 reunion ribbons that all belonged to Anderson. An old period ink id inside the case reads "33rd Iowa Inf. Co. I John H. Anderson". His information was also scratched into the back side of the brass preserver along one edge. Nice little grouping from a state you don't often see. This one comes housed in a full leatherette case with a separated spine. $850.00
 
                   
       
Item #77678 Nice little early war ninth plate ambrotype of a Massachusetts infantryman taken in Lowell, Massachusetts. Shattuck must have been a very popular artist as I have had a number of Massachusetts soldiers photographed here over the years. Dressed in his Massachusetts militia frock with the dark collar. He's also sporting an earlier two piece eagle waist plate. Thisone comes housed in a full leatherette case. $225.00 

                   
                   
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 very nice full patriotic thermoplastic case. $450.00


Item #23143 Nice view of this Federal cavalryman leaning on his cavalry saber. Photographed standing on the bare ground in this photographers canvas tent. He wears his service jacket in a casual fashion with only the top button closed. Heavy mounted trousers and cavalry boots which he has folded down. He wears his cap with cavalry insignia pinned to the top and double digits visible for the regiment. I cannot however make out the numerals. Very nice subtle shades of tinting to this one with the hands and face tinted a flesh tone and varying shades used on the uniform. This one comes housed in a half leatherette case. $475.00


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 #68769 Sixth plate ambrotype of a rebel infantryman sporting some lambchop side burns. Dressed in grey trousers and a grey Richmond Depot Type II jacket. The front of the jacket is lined with a row of script I infantry buttons. Most of them are not visible except for the very last one which you can see with the naked eye. Very nice tinting on this one with the hands and face colored a wonderful flesh tone and the uniform colored grey. The photographer seems to have taken some liberties and added sergeants stripes to his jacket where none actually existed. This one comes housed in a hand made original case. $1850.00


Item #47123 Absolutely pristine sixth plate ruby ambrotype of this freckled faced rebel. Beautiful image. Dressed in this splendid grey uniform sporting black cloth shoulder tabs. The buttons appear to be Confederate eagle staff officers buttons. Sporting a full head of fiery red hair. He sits cradling a dark chasseur style cap in his lap. This one comes housed in a full leatherette case with a split spine. Not a flaw on this one. About as mint as they come. $1900.00

                  
Item #89165 Half plate tintype of a trio of unidentified yank officers from the state of New York. To the far left is a 2nd lieutenant dressed in a frock and sporting a slouch hat with infantry insignia pinned to the front. Unfortunately I cannot see any numerals on the front to indicate which regiment these men may have belonged to. In the center stands a 1st lieutenant with a pipe clenched in his teeth as he casually pose's with the other two men. To the far right sits a captain. He does have the company letter "G" pinned to the top of his cap and below it is either the numeral one or it's possible the pin used to hold the letter to the front of the cap poking through the material. I'm not sure which. A little research may solve the mystery of who these men are. The image was originally sealed with what appears to old bonds from the Corlies, Macy & Co. Stationers of Nassau, New York. This one does come housed in a half leatherette case. $850.00


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 #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 #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 #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 #76101 Rare quarter plate tintype of a member of the 3rd New Jersey Cavalry known as the "Butterfly Hussars" dressed in the distinctive uniform worn by this regiment. The regiment was granted special permission for this distinctive dress which helped to bolster it's recruitment during late 1863 and early 1864. The jacket was dark blue trimmed in a knot work of yellow braid which ran across the front, along the cuffs and on the collar which would have been orange.The cap was this visorless oddity which tilted to the left as is clearly evident here. On the front of the cap was the numeral "3" surrounded by a laurel wreath. The trousers were a light blue with a wide stripe of yellow down the trouser seem. This particular example is is identified as Samuel Bennett by an old period tag behind the velvet pad. Samuel would enlist with the regiment in late December, 1863 and serve up until the regiments eventual mustering out in August, 1865. They would see action in a number of battles such as Winchester, Five Forks, Appomattox and several others. This is an exceptional example. They don't come up to often and this one is crystal clear and identified! It does come housed in a full leatherette case but the spine is split. Rare view! $1650.00

 
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 #42781 Eighth plate tintype of what is most likely a late war veteran volunteer. Dressed in this short jacket with a flair for unique trim which seems to be a characteristic of late war veterans of the Western Theater. The jacket sports elaborate cuff trim light colored, broad shoulder tabs. He also sports sergeants chevrons. A little crazing to the surface of this one. No case either. $150.00

                        

Item #45451 Half plate tintype identified as Colonel George G. Briggs of the 7th Michigan Cavalry, Co. A. Briggs would join Custer's 7th Cavalry as a lieutenant in October, 1862. Over the next 3 years he would rise through the ranks to adjutant, captain, major, lieutenant colonel and finally full colonel in May, 1865. He wears the rank of captain in this view which he attained in late March, 1864. He would only hold that rank for 2 months before being promoted to major that May. He is shown here sporting the begining of his distinctive salt and pepper lamb chop side burns. His cap rests on the table with crossed cavalry insignia with the numeral "7" and an ostrich plume. He is photographed in another view wearing this identical cap. Briggs would be captured at Buckland's Mills in October 19th, 1863. He managed to escape 2 days later by running the guards to freedom and back to his lines. During one of the last battles of the war he would be wounded in the left leg at the Battle of Five Forks. It was Briggs who saw the first flag of truce offered by Major R. M. Simms of General Longstreet's staff  at Appomattox and it was Briggs who escorted him to Custer. There is a great account of the incident written in "To Appomattox: Nine April Days, 1865". A portion of that Confederate "flag of truce" which was given to Custer was later sent to Briggs by Custer's wife Libby. He was a close personal friend of both Custer and his wife and remained a close friend with Libby even after Custer's death. There are a number of other artifacts pertaining to Briggs out there in circulation with a great grouping of items pertaining to Briggs sold by James Julia Auctions several years ago. This one comes with a small signature of Briggs which was found behind the image. The image itself does have some crazing which is enhanced in the scan. The emulsion is very sound. It does come housed in a full thermoplastic case. $1950.00


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 #67876 Beautiful sixth plate tintype of a Federal 1st sergeant of a cavalry unit. Photographed in this unique profile view which is seldom seen. His uniform has been tinted this gorgeous shade of blue with his crimson sash tinted a soft shade of red. Leaning on his sword while he looks off to the side appearing to be in some deep thought. This one comes housed in a full leatherette case with a separated spine. Wonderful image! $1100.00
                                
              
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 #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 #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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