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Item #77012 Nice early war quarter plate ambrotype of an unidentified mid-western yank. Standing pose with both hands gripping his musket. Bayonet attached and pointing skyward. Dressed in a grey service jacket with cloth shoulder tabs. A US waist belt is worn with his cap box and he has opted to wear his cartridge box on the belt as well rather than over the shoulder. His empty bayonet scabbard can be seen on his opposite hip. Some solarization to this one which in common place for these early soft emulsion ambro's. Nice looking image regardless. This one comes housed in a half leatherette case. $650.00


Item #46116 Nice sixth plate tintype of a yank cavalryman. Standing pose on the bare ground which has been tinted slightly green. Taken in front of the Benton barracks back drop's in Missouri. This cavalryman has opted for the more comfortable 4 button sack coat rather than the typical cavalry service jacket. He does wear his re-enforced cavalry trousers however. Double armed with a large frame revolver which he has tucked into his M1851 eagle waist belt and a cavalry saber which he holds at his hip. Wonderful Benton Barracks back drop with Old Glory blowing in the breeze and nicely tinted. Housed in a full leatherette case with a split spine. $375.00 SALE PENDING!


Item #46543 Super sharp sixth plate tintype of this young reb soldier with piercing blue eyes. Dressed in this very course and plain dark grey service jacket with little flair. Tennessee, Georgia perhaps but who knows. The clarity of this image is absolutely superb. I just love this pose, the intensity of his eyes and look on his face. One can't help but wonder what thoughts were on his mind when looking at this view. He's posed with a Colt M1849 pocket revolver which he holds across his chest. The clarity is again exceptionally clear. Housed in a full leatherette case. Really a magnificent image. $850.00 SALE PENDING!


Item #92213 Nice double cased pair of unidentified ninth plate images of an infantryman and perhaps his wife. The view of the infantryman in a ruby ambro. The other a tintype. Seated pose dressed in his infantry frock. You can see his cap resting on the table beside him just under the mat. He does have the numeral "48" pinned to the top of the cap if you remove the mat. $125.00 SALE PENDING!


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 #89564 Sixth plate tintype of a Federal artilleryman. This one came out of a Boston estate. Nice clear view of this soldier dressed in his artillery service jacket. Clear enough that you can see the eagle buttons with the naked eye. Wearing his cap slightly cocked to one side. Housed in a half leatherette case. Nice image. $125.00 SOLD!


Item #22199 Very nice ninth plate daguerreotype by famed New York artist Rufus Anson. Seldom seen war date daguerreotype of this officer with the rank of 1st lieutenant. As an officer he would have been in high demand in just a few short years when war came. He wears a pair of spectacles in this view. Unfortunately he is not identified. Housed in this full velvet oval case with Anson's mark on the pad. $950.00


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! $350.00 SALE PENDING!


Item #11321 Superb sixth plate ambrotype of this triple armed reb sporting a rare Hall carbine. More than likely a Tennessee trooper dressed in this frock with the collar and cuffs trimmed. Sporting this wonderful wheel cap. A leather belt is worn with double roller buckles shown. A small and outdated pocket pistol is tucked into his belt with a larger and more practical revolver tucked into the belt on the opposite hip. He is posed with this fantastic view of a M1843 Hall carbine which rests on his shoulder. Very seldom seen carbine with a fantastic view of the action on this one. This one is a bit on the light side as you can see but a rare view of this seldom seen carbine. It does come housed in a full leatherette case. $3700.00 SALE PENDING!

                    
                       
Item #68754 Exceptional sixth plate tintype of musician William Velie who would serve as the bugler and fifer for the 8th Minnesota Infantry. William would muster as a musician with the regiment in mid August, 1862. The regiment would be dispatched to the frontier serving as guards during the Dakota Wars and would serve in this capacity up until the spring of 1864. They would see action in the Dakota Territory during the Battle of Killdeer Mountain and the Battle of the Badlands. They would also action at Murfreesboro, the Carolinas Campaign and several others. Serving both in the Indian Wars and the Civil War. William would serve as the regiments musician until the regiment was discharged in July, 1865. He is shown here dressed in his musicians frock and posed with his fife. William appears to be ready for some hard campaigning. A M1851 sword belt rig is worn with his musicians sword hanging at his hip. A small Smith & Wesson Model 1 is also tucked into his belt. A smooth sided canteen hangs from his shoulder along with a tarred canvas haversack. This one does have an old note glued to the reverse reading "Wm Velie Bugler & Fifer Civil War 1861". A pencil inscription inside the case reads "Taken before marriage to Harriet Glover". This one does come housed in a full thermoplastic case with the nice emerald green velvet pad. $900.00 SALE PENDING!


Item #89801 Gorgeous sixth plate tintype of an unidentified Western Theater yank. Wonderful pose of this soldier. Dressed in a four button sack coat. The clarity on this view is superb. So much so that you can clearly see the texture of the coat with the naked eye. A US waist belt is worn and he has taken the liberty to tuck his thumb into the belt in order to support his arm for this splendid pose. A pepperbox pistol is tucked into his belt along with this fantastic Bowie knife with a blade that must be at least 10". He grips the barrel of a rusty musket with one hand while resting it upon his shoulder. A equally lack luster bayonet is attached at the end. This wonderful black felt slouch cap is worn with one side pinned up and he sports this very unusual beard with just a small patch facial hair on either side of the jaw line. This one is a really sharp looking image. It does come housed in a full patriotic leatherette case but the spine is split. Super image! $1350.00 


Item #87900 Outstanding sixth plate tintype of 4 yank comrades seated with hands embraced. I love this view! Beautiful tinting. All 4 appear to be infantryman dressed in sack coats and military issue trousers. The comradery in this view is just wonderful. I am sure they have spent many a day in the field and on the battlefield together and have created a strong bond which is visible here. I would love to know what became of them but unfortunately they are not identified. Beautiful clear view with great tinting. Housed in a full leatherette case. $750.00

               

Item #97654 Quarter plate ambrotype identified as Samuel B. Hall who would serve with the 1st South Carolina Cavalry. This one is identified on both the velvet pad which has his name inscribed across it as well as a small period piece of paper behind the image with his name penned on as well. Samuel would muster as a private in Company H of the 1st South Carolina Cavalry on March 19, 1862. His first year with the regiment would see him battling sickness for several months. He would be present for duty once again in early 1863 and would be present on the field of Gettysburg. Luck was not on his side. He would be captured after the battle on July 6th as the men made a fighting retreat. Records for August, 1863 show him "In the hands of the enemy". Samuel would be paroled on August 24, 1863 from the DeCamp General Hospital on David's Island in the New York Harbor. By the fall of 1863 he was back present with his regiment. He would be present with the regiment during the early part of 1864 but he would be either absent of furlough or sick in the hospital for much of the remainder of 1864. Samuel is shown as a patient at the First Louisiana Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina at the end of August, 1864 and by December he is shown "Absent without leave". No further record of him is shown after that date. Samuel is shown here dressed in his cavalry service jacket and brandishing a sword which hangs from a sword rig worn over his shoulder. This one comes housed in a full leatherette case and comes with his service records. $3250.00 SALE PENDING!


Item #89811 Stunner of a sixth plate ruby ambrotype of this rebel from the state of Georgia. This one came out of an Atlanta estate. Dressed in this very rough grey frock with a row of Georgia buttons down the front and matching grey trousers. The cuffs are trimmed in the typical Georgia style with black scalloped facing although they are hidden here under the mat. Sporting a jet black beard with grey highlights. He also wearing a grey cap of the same material with a lower band of black. A small cockade can be seen just pinned just off to the side of the cap. This one is a beauty and about as clear as they come! Housed in a full leatherette case. $2200.00 SALE PENDING!


Item #58766 Super nice early quarter plate tintype of this infantryman. Probably a Massachusetts militiaman. Dressed in this rather short blueish-green frock and grey trousers which a large number of early Massachusetts troops would receive. A black great coat and cape are worn as well as he braces himself on a nearby chair. An 1850's two-piece eagle waist belt is worn while he is armed with a pre-war knights head militia sword which he has tucked into his belt. Presumably a photographers prop. Very nice tinting to both the frock and matching cap. Sharp looking view. This one comes housed in a full thermoplastic case. $500.00


Item #26755 Sixth plate ambrotype of a reb cavalryman. This one has a modern tag behind the image which identifies the subject as a member of Company D., 7th Virginia Cavalry. How that id came about I have no clue and no name is given. He's dressed in this wonderful blouse with pleated cuffs and a large pouch pocket located on either side of the breast. A M1851 eagle waist belt is worn with a holstered revolver seen poking out from under his arm. The 7th Virginia Cavalry was also known as "Ashby's Cavalry". Comprised mainly of men from Fauquier and Loudoun County in the Shenandoah Valley. They would become famous for their cavalry exploits under their commander Ashby Turner and would play a major role during the Gettysburg Campaign as well as the failed Valley Campaign of 1864. The regiment would fight on up until  the surrender at Appomattox. Most of the men would however escape through Federal lines, disband and head home rather than being paroled. This one comes housed in a half leatherette case. Sharp looking image. $1650.00 SALE PENDING!


Item #68755 Quarter plate clear glass ambrotype of this early war infantryman. Seated pose of an unidentified NCO. Dressed in a four button sack coat and nice prominent sergeants chevrons. Wearing a US waist belt and plate. His Hardee cap rests on the table beside him with brass infantry insignia pinned to the front. Housed in a full thermoplastic case. Nice view. $395.00


Item #77987 Sixth plate tintype identified as Major William Raymond Driver of Massachusetts. William would initially muster as a private in the 8th Massachusetts Infantry in mid May, 1861. Raised as a "Minute Men" regiment they would serve just 3 months following Lincolns initial call for troops. Driver would be mustered out that August. In December he would enlist once again. This time as a 1st sergeant with Company H of the 19th Massachusetts Infantry. An adept leader he would quickly rise through the ranks. In August, 1862 William would be promoted to 2nd lieutenant but not before a wounding he would receive during the Battle of Fair Oaks. Three months later he would be promoted to 1st lieutenant. He would remain in that position up until April, 1864 when he was discharged for a promotion to captain and assistant adjutant general. William would be promoted by brevet to both major and lieutenant colonel before wars end. He would continue to serve until his discharge in September, 1865. William is shown here dressed in his double breasted majors frock and sporting a pair of extra rich shoulder boards with the rank of major shown. This one comes housed in a full leatherette case. $650.00


Item #89991 Beautiful sixth plate tintype of a Federal sergeant with an unknown infantry unit. Casually posed with his frock open with the top button closed per dress regulations. Absolutely beautiful tinting to this view. He stands resting next to this wooden pedestal. Sergeants stripes are worn on the sleeve as well as veterans stripes on the lower sleeve. He is posed in front of the Camp Rendezvous back drop which was located in Virginia. The camp was used as a distribution point for those being assigned to new units or returning to their units after furlough. I would presume this NCO was awaiting orders into a veterans regiment. Just an all around great looking image. This one comes housed in a mint full thermoplastic case as well. $395.00


Item #39909 Very nice ninth plate tintype of a Federal corporal of infantry. Striking a Napoleonic like pose with his hand tucked into his jacket. He sits dressed in a four button sack coat with corporal stripes worn on the sleeve. Very nice light blue tinting to both the chevrons and his military issue trousers. This one comes housed in a half leatherette case. $125.00 SALE PENDING!


Item #89000 Wonderful quarter plate ruby ambrotype of this young rebel dressed in this fantastic frock. More than likely a freshly minted infantryman from the state of Tennessee. Dressed in this splendid gray frock with the collar and cuffs trimmed in what was probably a dark blue and matching blue trousers. The front of the frock is lined with 6 large brass coin buttons. Sporting this sweet gray slouch cap as well. One small little blemish to the right side but it's of little consequence. Just a fantastic looking image! Housed in a full leatherette case. $2850.00 SALE PENDING!


Item #55755 Beautiful quarter plate ruby ambrotype of this early New Hampshire volunteer. Dressed in a four button sack coat. Incredibly clear image so much so that you can visibly see the very rough texture of the jacket and trousers. His cap is worn with "N H V" pinned to the top along with the infantry horn. Unfortunately the regiment is not visible. A silver pocket watch is pinned to the jacket. A most unusual way to wear it. He is also armed with a small revolver. Looks to be a 32 caliber, Brooklyn Arms pocket revolver. Super sharp image! Housed in a full leatherette case. $700.00


Item #38976 Drop dead beautiful quarter plate tintype of this young yank horse soldier. Wonderful tinting to this view. Dressed in his cavalry service jacket and brandishing his heavy cavalry saber. A waist belt is worn with a massive revolver tucked into the belt. It looks to be a very rare fluted Colt Army. A very hard to find revolver. The holster is poking up there with a carbine box resting on his other hip. Sporting a brand new pair of trousers so new you can still see all the creases running vertically and horizontally where they were folded up inside the crate for shipment. This pair is about 6 inches to long for this fellow as he has them folded up considerably with a good amount of slack still in the trouser leg. Beautiful painted back drop featuring a Sibly tent off to the right and a wooded area with the center piece being this large tree. Just a fantastic looking image. This one comes housed in a full leatherette case. $800.00 


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 #33421 Outstanding sixth plate melainotype of this unidentified rebel soldier. Dressed in this highly non-typical gray frock with the front adorned with a very unusual zig zag pattern. This is a new one to me. I am completely unfamiliar with this uniform. More than likely I would suspect a Virginia connection. Certainly this pattern would have made the regiment stand out from the crowd. I would think a uniform as unusual as this would have been documented at some point. He is double armed with a antler handled side knife and large frame revolver. This one definitely stands out from the crowd. Very unique image. Housed in a full leatherette case. $3200.00


Item #89896 Beautiful sixth plate ruby ambrotype of a Federal cavalryman. Standing pose of this trooper dressed in his cavalry great coat and cape. The cavalry great coat differed from the infantry version in that the cavalry coats were double breasted. His sword belt rig is worn over the coat as he brandishes his heavy cavalry saber for the camera. Beautiful light blue tinting to the coat on this one. Nice, mint view. Housed in a full thermoplastic case. $750.00

                              

Item #80987 Ninth plate ambrotype and accompanying carte view of Lieutenant Marcus Owen Harkness of Illinois. Marcus would muster as a 1st sergeant in the 77th Illinois Infantry in September, 1862. Less than a month later he would be promoted to 2nd lieutenant on October 21, 1862. The 77th would see action at several engagements including Port Gibson, Vicksburg, Champion Hill and the Red River Campaign as well as a few others. Harkness would serve up until June, 1865. He is shown in this first view dressed in his infantry frock with 1st sergeants rank worn on the sleeve tinted blue. Most likely taken in September, 1862. The second view comes housed in the original albumen sleeve and shows Harkness as a lieutenant taken in 1865. A second carte view shows Marcus's wife Mary and their daughter Emmaline. Two additional carte views also accompany this group of two women although they are not identified. One of them appears to be another view of Mary. A ninth plate ambrotype of Marcus dressed in civilian clothes is also included as well as a sixth plate ambrotype of Marcus seated with Mary and Emmaline as an infant. Those two views do however have some condition issues. The view of Marcus in uniform comes housed in a half leatherette case. Nice grouping of identified images. $500.00


Item #44732 Super nice quarter plate tintype of a mounted Federal cavalryman. This horseman sits rigid in the saddle on this old black mule. Dressed in cavalry trousers and his cavalry service jacket. The soldier is posed in the street in front of two buildings. A couple of hitching posts are visible with one being an old cast iron horse head hitching post just to the rear of the horse. I'm not sure what is housed in the stable behind him. It almost looks like a Roman chariot. The horse remained nice and still for this view with no blurring on his part. Nice and bright as well view as well. This one comes housed in a half leatherette case. $950.00


                 
                        
Item #55756 Quarter plate ambrotype of this early war southern officer from the state of South Carolina. I have yet to identify this gentleman but he is either a high ranking officer or possibly even a general. In June of 1861 General Order, No. 9 was issued regarding the dress regulation for the officers and men serving for the state of South Carolina. All officers were to wear a gray tunic with the skirt extending half way between the hip and knee. It was also specified that it be double breasted for all commissioned officers. Generals were to have two rows made up of 8 buttons each. Which is what we have here. Colonels, lieut. colonels, majors, captains and lieutenants were to have two rows made up of 7 buttons each. Uniform facings for all general officers were to be buff gilt. Trousers were to be light sky blue. You can see here the difference in the color tone between the tunic and the trousers. All general officers were also to wear the French pattern chapeau which he wears here with a large ostrich plume pinned to the side. The tunic is outfitted with 16 large domed South Carolina state seal buttons. All of which are visible to the naked eye! There is an old tag pinned to the velvet cushion which is very difficult to make out. I believe it says in part "Watts Guards. Fortress ?? Col. ???". It does appear that the note specifies that he was a colonel although I am unable to make out the name. This one definitely needs more research! If you like buttons you're going to be hard pressed to find a finer example showing the South Carolina pattern than right here. This one does come housed in a full leatherette case. $2500.00


Item #55423 Nice quarter plate tintype of this triple armed yank cavalryman. This cavalryman stands on the bare ground inside a makeshift camp studio. He has opted for the four button sack coat over the typical cavalry service jacket. His cavalry trousers are about 6 inches to long and he has them rolled up at the bottom to keep from tripping over them. His sword belt rig is worn with empty scabbard at his side and he is posed brandishing his heavy cavalry saber. A large Colt Army is displayed in his belt with the holster seen on his hip. He has one small side knife suck into his waist belt and then a nice Sheffield coffin handled Bowie tucked into the shoulder strap of his belt rig. Great looking tuff as nails cavalryman. This one comes housed in a full leatherette case. $850.00


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 #67780 Sixth plate tintype of this young soldier posed with the biggest enemy the Union army would face. A bottle of booze. Dressed in a sack coat and a US waist belt. His bayonet is visible just under his arm. His cap is worn cocked to the side with the visor flipped up and a small pin and keeper is pinned to the breast of his coat. If I were to guess probably a Masonic badge. A bottle of "Oh Be Joyful" rests on his thigh as he steadies it with one hand. He doesn't appear to be much more than 18 years old.  Nice patriotic mat on this one. Housed in a half leatherette case. $295.00 SALE PENDING!


                      
                     
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. $395.00


Item #89223 Wonderful ninth plate Neff's Patent melainotype of this Confederate artilleryman. Dressed in a grey Richmond Depot Type II service jacket with typical cloth shoulder tabs. Matching grey trousers with a 2" trouser seam running down the pant leg. His grey cap rests in his lap with a single braid of red trim which encircles the crown of the cap. Small brass artillery insignia is pinned to the top along with his regimental number. It looks to either be the numeral "1" or the numeral "11". A modern tag behind the image identifies the man as a member of the "Rockbridge Artillery" which he may be but that would merely be speculation. This one comes housed in a full leatherette case. Beautiful little reb image. $1450.00


Item #79865 Wonderful little ninth plate ambrotype identified as Joseph W. Garrard of North Carolina. Joseph would enlist in Company A of the 13th Battalion North Carolina Infantry on November 26, 1862. The 13th Battalion's main purpose was guarding railroad bridges. Company A was in fact known as "Captain Joseph W. Latta's Company Railroad Guards". In May, 1863 the 13th Battalion would be consolidated with the 8th Battalion North Carolina Partisan Rangers and re-designated the 66th North Carolina Troop. They would then be assigned to the Martin-Kirkland Brigade and would see serious action during the Siege of Petersburg and the Carolinas Campaign in 1865. Joseph is shown here dressed in the typical North Carolina jacket with black cloth shoulder tabs prescribed by the state regulations. He would serve with the regiment up until April, 1864 when he would fall ill and would be hospitalized from July 26 up until August 31. Joseph would return to the ranks in September and was present until October before the record of his service ends. This one is identified by a slip of paper behind the image with his name on it. It comes housed in a full leatherette case with a split spine. Beautiful tinting on this one. $1800.00

                  
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. $2750.00 

                   
                        
Item #57643 Sixth plate ambrotype of a unidentified member of the 8th Alabama. He is shown here compared to an identified member of that regiment. Dressed in the grey triple breasted frock issued to the men of the 8th. The frock is rather plain with just two bands of black tape located on the cuff sleeve which would indicate his rank. He does wear the M1858 Hardee hat here with both sides pinned up in the style often seen by members from this unit. Triple armed with an old out of date holstered revolver, small knife and his musket. All of which appear to have been photographers props as they are seen worn by men from this unit in several photographs. The regiment would fight in a number of the wars most significant battles. Seven Pines, Second Battle of Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and a few others. They would lose almost 500 men during their service. Great view of this hard fighting unit. This one comes housed in a half leatherette case. $2950.00 SALE PENDING!


Item #33987 Killer sixth plate ambrotype of this unidentified Georgia reb. Dressed in a dark service jacket with three chevrons located on the forearm. This rebel is ready for marching orders. A plain cartridge box is worn over one shoulder and a tin drum canteen hangs from a thin leather strap from the other. A nice, wide leather belt is worn with a big Georgia frame buckle. An Atlanta Arsenal cap box is worn on the belt along with a sheathed bayonet. This Confederate foot soldier is also outfitted with a knapsack and bedroll which you don't see to often in Confederate poses. Proudly posed with his musket which he holds out in front. His trousers have also been tinted a shade of blue. Great looking image of a reb with all the fix'ins! Housed in a full leatherette case with a split spine. $2200.00 SALE PENDING!

                  
                  
Item #89432 Outstanding pair of sixth plate images. The first is this sixth plate tintype of a well armed Federal cavalryman. Seated pose of this cavalryman dressed in his service jacket and re-enforced cavalry trousers. This guy has enough iron in his lap to break his poor horses back! Armed with two massive Colt Army's. One tucked into his belt and the other he brandishes for the camera while he cradles his heavy cavalry saber. Just a fantastic look to this image. It is accompanied by a stunning sixth plate ambrotype of his wife and young daughter. Just superb tinting to this view of the pair seated side by side with hands embraced. Really a magnificent view in it's own right! Unfortunately none of the subjects are identified. Just a superb pairing of images. These come housed in a mint double sided patriotic case as well. $1850.00

                       
           
Item #98654 Wonderful grouping that came out of Greensboro, North Carolina. Ninth plate ambrotype identified as Denny G. Schoolfield who would serve in Company B. of the 45th North Carolina Infantry. Company B would be raised in Greensboro during February and March of 1862 and mustered into service on April 9th at Camp Mangum near Raleigh. Their first fight would come at Malvern Hill before returning to North Carolina. The following spring they would move north and participate in the Gettysburg and Cold Harbor Campaign's. They would continue to serve up until Appomattox, however Denny would transfer into the 7th North Carolina Senior Reserves. Presumably sometime in February, 1864 when the regiment was raised. The regiment was made up of boys between the ages of 17 and 18 and men between the ages of 45 and 50. His service records are limited but it appears he was present with the regiment on April 26th, 1865 when General Joseph Johnston surrendered his forces at Durham Station, North Carolina. Records indicate he was paroled on May 10, 1865 after take the Oath of Allegiance. Schoolfield is shown here dressed in this elaborate triple breasted frock which I would presume dates to his service with the 7th Senior Reserves. The frock bears 3 rows of extremely rare North Carolina state seal buttons. You can clearly see the standing female figure on the face of the button. These buttons run about $700 a piece now a days and he has a full coat of them! The cuffs of the frock are rolled up exposing this wonderful jacket lining. He wears these outdated gold bullion fringed epaulettes and is armed with equally outdated weaponry. These senior reserves would have been outfitted with whatever could be found as the North Carolina regulars would have been given the newer weapons. He wears two pistols housed in holsters on his belt which appear to be flintlocks. He is also armed with this 1850's eagle head militia sword. He completes his uniform with this fantastic wide brimmed slouch cap to shade himself from the Carolina sun and a pair of striped civilian trousers. The image is accompanied by one of his original pleated over shirts. Considering it's age the condition is quite exceptional. The pleated front constructed from silk with the remainder made of a very course cotton. A good amount of staining to the shirt but virtually no mothing or separation. Really a unique grouping! $3800.00


Item #27888 Sixth plate tintype of a unidentified member of the 1st or 2nd Rhode Island Infantry. This fellow however was most likely from the 2nd Rhode Island which recently became famous after the Ken Burns documentary and Elisha Hunt Rhodes. This Rhode Islander would serve with Company D which is pinned to the front of his cap. He is dressed in the classic Rhode Island blouse issued to members of the 1st and 2nd Rhode Island along with the dark blue chasseur kepi. A small shield badge is pinned to the front of his blouse and a ribbon hangs from his pocket with a pocket watch key seen swinging at the end. His pocket watch resting in his pocket out of site. A US waist belt is worn with a holster pistol worn on the belt. It looks to be a .32 cal. Merwin & Bay single shot derringer. Nice looking image from a hard to find state and historic regiment. This one comes housed in a full leatherette case. $500.00

                 
                    
Item #10098 Exceptional and extremely rare sixth plate ruby ambrotype of this Federal cavalryman. I sincerely doubt you will ever happen upon another image of such unique content. He is dressed in this very unusual dark blue or possibly even black cavalry service jacket and matching trousers. These are not your typical cavalry trousers. What makes this image truly unique is the fact that we are looking at a one legged horse soldier. One trouser leg is tucked into his boot while the other hangs loosely to the "foot" and is rolled up to keep it from dragging on the ground. I'm not sure what type of contraption he is using as a foot but it is more club like with a high rounded front and is very short and stout. I would presume he is missing the leg from the knee down with the pant leg covering the false limb. He wears a M1851 sword belt rig and you can clearly see the eagle on the face of the plate. His sword is held as his side. If the fact that we have a one legged cavalryman was not rare enough he is also armed with a seldom seen Savage revolver with both fingers on the trigger. The holster for which can be seen resting on his hip. He is posed in front of this beautifully tinted garden back drop. This one is about as mint as they come and is also housed in a mint patriotic thermoplastic case featuring Lady Liberty. Whether the leg was lost prior to his service or during I would say he was quite the skilled horseman to be able to keep himself in the saddle. Truly a unique image! $3500.00 SALE PENDING! 


Item #58765 Quarter plate tintype of a heavily laden yank infantryman. Dressed in a dark blue state issue jacket with cloth shoulder tabs and kersey blue trousers. This fellow must have yet to experience one of those wonderful long marches about mid July because if he had there would be a lot less steel around that mid section. His cartridge box is worn over the shoulder minus the breast plate. A US waist belt is worn with his cap box and above that is worn a second belt with an adjustable hook. A wood handled Bowie knife with silver inlay rests inside it's sheath while a revolver is tucked into his belt as well. He is also armed with a bayoneted musket which is held at his side. His uniform is complete with knee high cavalry boots and a cap with the company letter "A" pinned to the front. This slender foot soldier has undoubtedly doubled his weight with the amount of war implements worn on the body. It does however make for a great looking image! This one comes housed in a full leatherette case. $1100.00


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 leatherette case. $340.00 

                      
                      
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. $375.00 


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 #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 #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 #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. $1850.00 


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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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. $1100.00

                   
                     
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 #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. $450.00               


         
                       

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 #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 #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

                                      


 

 




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