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The Civil War
 Union Cartes DeVisite




9010 - A WOUNDED YANK LEANS ON HIS CRUTCH
, tintype in a Carte de Visite card. A wounded Union soldier wearing a fatigue style coat and hat leaning on a wooden crutch for support. He stands in front of a photographer's prop. Excellent condition. A tintype and not a paper albumen image.................................................
$250.00


7507 - GENERAL JOHN SEDGWICK, Carte de Visite by Brady/New York. A rare pose of Sedgwick facing left from life in uniform. Sedgwick fell at the beginning of the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, on May 9, 1864. His corps was probing skirmish lines ahead of the left flank of Confederate defenses and he was directing artillery placements. Confederate sharpshooters were about 1,000 yards (900 m) away and their shots caused members of his staff and artillerymen to duck for cover. Sedgwick strode around in the open and was quoted as saying, "What? Men dodging this way for single bullets? What will you do when they open fire along the whole line?" Although ashamed, his men continued to flinch and he said, "Why are you dodging like this? They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance." Reports that he never finished the sentence are apocryphal, although the line was among his last words. He was shot moments later under the left ey and fell down dead. Sedgwick was the highest ranking Union casualty in the Civil War. On the verso of the card is a period obituary from a newspaper covering the back imprint but the Brady imprint is on the front of the card.....................................................$250.00

7121 - FORT LAFAYETTE, NY 1862, Carte de Visite, no imprint but full photographic. A distant view of the fort in New York Harbor that was used to house prisoners during the Civil War. Before 1861, the fort's 72 heavy cannon commanded the primary approaches to the harbor, but during the Civil War, the casemates were used to house Cofederate prisoners of war and politicians opposed to the administration's policies, detained under Abraham Lincoln's selective suspension of the writ of habeas corpus. Fort Lafayette came to be known as the "American Bastille War." In fact the printed info on the bottom of the card states "La Bastille des Etas Unis 1862, Fort Lafayette, NY", old mount traits on verso, card is however fresh and bright...........................................................................$225.00

6131 - GENERAL GEORGE A. CUSTER, Carte de visite by Matthew Brady. Full standing pose by Brady in New York, image taken by Matthew Brady, February 15th, 1864. Katz #31. Raised in Michigan and Ohio, Custer was admitted to West Point in 1858, where he graduated last in his class. However, with the outbreak of the Civil War, all potential officers were needed, and Custer was called to serve with the Union Army. Custer developed a strong reputation during the Civil War. He fought in the first major engagement, the First Battle of Bull Run. His association with several important officers helped his career, as did his success as a highly effective cavalry commander. Custer was eventually promoted to the temporary rank (brevet) of major general and promoted major general of Volunteers. (At war's end, he reverted to his permanent rank of captain). At the conclusion of the Appomattox Campaign, in which he and his troops played a decisive role, Custer was dispatched to the west to fight in the Indian Wars. His disastrous final battle overshadowed his prior achievements. Custer and all the men with him were killed at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, in 1876, fighting against a coalition of Native American tribes in a battle that has come to be popularly known in American history as "Custer's Last Stand." Choice, a beautiful card, trifle age spot, a very rare pose..............................................................$2,200.00

5199 - GENERAL JOSHUA CHAMBERLAIN, wet plate albumen Carte de Visite, backmark E & H. T. Anthony, New York, made from a photographic negative in Brady's National Portrait Gallery. A superb half view from the waist up facing to the right. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain (September 8, 1828 - February 24, 1914) for his gallantry at Gettysburg, he was awarded the Medal of Honor. On the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg, Union forces were recovering from initial setbacks and hastily regrouping into defensive positions on a line of hills south of the town. Sensing the momentary vulnerability of the Union forces, the Confederates began an attack against the Union left flank. Sent to defend the southern slope of Little Round Top by Col. Strong Vincent, Chamberlain found himself and the 20th Maine at the far left end of the entire Union line. He quickly understood the strategic significance of the small hill, and the need for the 20th Maine to hold the Union left at all costs. The men from Maine waited until troops from the 15th Alabama Infantry regiment, under Col. William C. Oates, charged up the hill, attempting to flank the Union position. Time and time again the Confederates struck, until the 20th Maine was almost doubled back upon itself. With many casualties and ammunition running low, Col. Chamberlain recognized the dire circumstances and ordered his left wing (which was now looking southeast, compared to the rest of the regiment, which was facing west) to initiate a bayonet charge. From his report of the day: "At that crisis, I ordered the bayonet. The word was enough." While battlefield conditions make it unlikely that many men heard Chamberlain's order, most historians believe he initiated the charge. The 20th Maine charged down the hill, with the left wing wheeling continually to make the charging line swing like a hinge, thus creating a simultaneous frontal assault and flanking maneuver, capturing 101 of the Confederate soldiers and successfully saving the flank. Chamberlain sustained two slight wounds in the battle, one when a shot hit his sword scabbard and bruised his thigh, and another when his right foot was hit by a spend bullet or piece of shrapnel. For his tenacity at defending Little Round Top, he was known by the sobriquet Lion of the Round Top. For his "daring heroism and great tenacity in holding his position on the Little Round Top against repeated assaults, and carrying the advance position on the Great Round Top," Chamberlain was awarded the Medal of Honor. He was given the honor of commanding the Union troops at the surrender ceremony for the infantry of Robert E. Lee's Army at Appomattox Court House, Virginia. After the war, he entered politics as a Republican and served four one-year terms of office as the 32nd Governor of Maine. A recent auction in May 2014 saw a Chamberlain CDV in another pose slightly trimmed brought near $5200! This one is superb in every respect..........................................SOLD


6000 - GENERAL GEORGE MEADE
, wet plate albumen Carte de Visite by McClees of Philadelphia, PA. Unusual bust pose facing to the left. (December 31, 1815 - November 6, 1872) was a career United States Army officer and civil engineer involved in coastal construction, including several lighthouses. He fought with distinction in the Second Seminole War and the Mexican-American War. During the American Civil War, he served as a Union general, rising from command of a brigade to the Army of the Potomac. He is best known for defeating Confederate General Robert E. Lee at the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. Very fine..........................................................................
$165.00

6001 - GENERAL WINFIELD SCOTT HANCOCK, wet plate albumen Carte de Visite by Gutekunst of Philadelphia. A nice close up from life bust pose in uniform. Winfield Scott Hancock (February 14, 1824 - February 9, 1886) was a career U.S. Army officer and the Democratic nominee for President of the United States in 1880. He served with distinction in the Army for four decades, including service in the Mexican-American War and as a Union general in the American Civil War. Known to his Army colleagues as "Hancock the Superb," he was noted in particular for his personal leadership at the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. His military service continued after the Civil War, as Hancock participated in the military Reconstruction of the South and the Army's presence at the Western frontier. Hancock's reputation as a war hero at Gettysburg, combined with his rare status as a prominent figure with impeccable Unionist credentials and pro-states' rights views, made him a quadrennial presidential possibility in the years after the Civil War. The Democrats to nominated him for President in 1880. Although he ran a strong campaign, Hancock was narrowly defeated by Republican James A. Garfield....................................SOLD

6002 - GENERAL JAMES WADSWORTH, wet plate albumen no imprint but from life standing outdoors with saber at side. On August 9, Wadsworth was commissioned a brigadier general; on October 3, he received command of the 2nd Brigade in McDowell's Division of the Army of the Potomac. He then led the 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, of the I Corps of the army until March 17. After McClellan left the Army of the Potomac, and after the serious Union defeat at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Wadsworth was appointed commander of the 1st Division, I Corps on December 27, 1862, replacing Brig. Gen. John Gibbon, who had been promoted to command of the 2nd Division in the II Corps. He led this division until June 15, 1863, with two brief stints commanding the I Corps in January and March for about ten days combined. Wadsworth and his division's first test in combat was at the Battle of Chancellorsville in May 1863. He made a faltering start in maneuvering his men across the Rappahannock River below Fredericksburg and they ended up being only lightly engaged during the battle. His performance at the Battle of Gettysburg was much more substantial. Arriving in the vanguard of Maj. Gen. John F. Reynolds's I Corps on July 1, 1863, Wadsworth's division bore much of the brunt of the overwhelming Confederate attack that morning and afternoon. They were able to hold out against attacks from both the west and north, providing the time to bring up sufficient forces to hold the high ground south of town and eventually win the battle. But by the time the division retreated back through town to Cemetery Hill that evening, it had suffered over 50% casualties. Despite these losses, on the second day of battle, Wadsworth's division was assigned to the defense of part of Culp's Hill. When most of XII Corps was ordered to the left flank of the army, Wadsworth sent three regiments to reinforce the brigade of Brig. Gen. George S. Greene, which was holding the summit of the hill. Wadsworth was named commander of the 4th Division, V Corps, composed of troops from his old division and that formerly led by Maj. Gen. Abner Doubleday. This speaks well for his performance at Gettysburg, because a number of his contemporaries were left without assignments when the army reorganized or were sent to minor assignment elsewhere. He was killed at the Wilderness in 1864..................................................$135.00

6003 - GENERAL A. A. HUMPHRIES, SIGNED CDV WITH RANK, wet plate albumen Carte de Visite by Gutekunst of Philadelphia. Bust pose in military uniform [shoulder board visible on right shoulder] signed "A. A. Humphries Maj. Gen, Comdg. 2nd Army Corps, March 18th, 1865." (November 2, 1810 - December 27, 1883),  was a career United States Army officer, civil engineer, and a Union General in the American Civil War. He served in senior positions in the Army of the Potomac, including division command, chief of staff, and corps command, and was Chief Engineer of the U.S. Army. Initially involved in planning the defenses of Washington, D.C. by March 1862, he shipped out with McClellan for the Peninsula Campaign. He was promoted to brigadier general of volunteers on April 28 and on September 12 assumed command of the new 3rd Division in the V Corps of the Army of the Potomac. He led the division in a reserve role in the Battle of Antietam. At the Battle of Fredericksburg, his division achieved the farthest advance against fierce Confederate fire from Marye's Heights, with Humphreys personally commanding from the very front of the line on horseback, and five of his seven staff were shot down. During the battle Humphreys himself had two of horses shot from under him and finding a third he continued to ride having his clothes pierced but leaving him unhurt. He led his command at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg where his division was badly cut up. He later commanded the 2nd Corps and was at Lee's surrender. A MINT card, bold signature...............................$650.00

6004 - GENERAL ALEXANDER WEBB, MEDAL OF HONOR FOR GALLANTRY AT GETTYSBURG, wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 X 4 card. Superb quality half view in uniform with rank of brigadier general. Alex S. Webb is written in period ink on the front mount. Backmark: E & H. T. Anthony, New York, made from a photographic negative in Brady's National Portrait Gallery. Very sharp image. Desirable Gettysburg General (1835 - 1911). At the outbreak of the Civil War, he took part in the defense of Fort Pickens and also served at 1st Bull Run and in the Peninsular campaign. During the Antietam campaign, Webb was chief of staff of General Fitz John Porter's 5th Corps. Just prior to the battle of Gettysburg, he was promoted to brigadier general, and took command of the 2nd Brigade, Gibbon's Division, of Hancock's 2nd Corps. On July 3, 1863, during the 3rd day's battle at Gettysburg, Webb's four Pennsylvania regiments were posted in the vicinity of the copse of trees which was the focal point of the famous Pickett's charge. His command lost 451 men killed and wounded in the encounter, Webb among the wounded, and was awarded the Medal of Honor for his gallantry! He was very seriously wounded at Spotsylvania, VA in May 1864, and did not return to duty until January 1865, when he became chief of staff to General George G. Meade. Webb received the brevet of major general in both the regular and volunteer services......................................................SOLD

6006 - GENERAL DANIEL BUTTERFIELD, MEDAL OF HONOR, wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph mounted to 2 3/8 X 4 card. Superb quality half view in uniform with rank of major general. Maj. Gen. D. Butterfield is written in period ink on the front mount. Backmark: E & H. T. Anthony, New York, made from a photographic negative in Brady's National Portrait Gallery. Nov. 29th, 1862 is written in period ink on the reverse. Very sharp image. 1831 - 1901) he was mustered into the Federal service as colonel of the 12th New York Militia on May 2, 1861, the first Union regiment to set foot on Virginia soil. He was appointed brigadier general to rank from September 7, 1861; commanded a brigade of the 5th Corps; wounded at Gaines's Mill, VA in 1862, and was awarded the Medal of Honor for is gallant actions there; saw service at 2nd Bull Run, and Fredericksburg; later became the chief of staff of the Army of the Potomac under Generals' Hooker and Meade; he was severely wounded at Gettysburg; and commanded a division in the Atlanta campaign. One of his most noteworthy claims to fame was the bugle call "Taps", which he composed at Harrison's Landing in 1862.....................................SOLD

6007 - GENERAL DAVID HUNTER, PRESIDED OVER THE LINCOLN ASSASSINATION TRIAL, wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 X 4 card. Superb quality half view in uniform with rank of major general. Maj. Gen. D. Hunter is written in period ink on the front mount. Backmark: E & H. T. Anthony, New York, made from a photographic negative in Brady's National Portrait Gallery. Aug. 13th, 1861 is written in period ink on the reverse. Very sharp image. Excellent. (1802 - 86) graduated in the West Point class of 1822. Hunter was invited by President Elect Abraham Lincoln to travel with him on the inaugural train to Washington in February 1861. Selected for high command by Lincoln himself, Hunter became the 4th highest ranking officer in the volunteer army. His field service included the 1st battle of Bull Run where he was wounded, the battle of Secessionville, SC, and the battle of Piedmont. He was also known for his 1862 order to abolish slavery in the Department of the South; an order that was instantly repudiated by Lincoln, he presided at the court martial of General Fitz John Porter, he ordered the burning of the buildings of the Virginia Military Institute in 1864, and he presided at the trial of the Lincoln conspirators. He also was chosen to accompany the body of Abraham Lincoln to Springfield, Illinois for burial in 1865..................................................................$185.00

6008 - GENERAL ALFRED PLEASANTON, wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 X 4 card. Superb quality half view in uniform with rank of major general. Maj. Gen. A. Pleasanton is written in period ink on the front mount. Backmark: E & H. T. Anthony, New York, made from a photographic negative in Brady's National Portrait Gallery. June 22, 1863 is written in period ink on the reverse. Very sharp image. Excellent. (1824 - 1897) graduated in the West Point class of 1844. In 1846, he was awarded the brevet of first lieutenant for gallantry in the Mexican War. He later served on the Indian frontier and in Florida against the Seminoles as an officer of dragoons. Distinguished service in the 1862 Virginia Peninsular campaign gained him promotion to brigadier general. He commanded a division of the Cavalry Corps in the Antietam, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville campaigns. Promoted to major general in June 1863, he took over command of the Cavalry Corps and directed 10,000 Federal horsemen in the battle of Brandy Station, VA, the biggest cavalry fight of the Civil War. The battle was said to have made the Union Cavalry. He also served in the Gettysburg campaign, and also led the cavalry corps at Beverly Ford, Aldie, Middleburg, Upperville, Culpepper Court House and in 1864 served in the Department of Missouri......................................$225.00

6009 - GENERAL WILLIAM ROSECRANS, wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 X 4 card, half view in uniform with rank of major general. Backmark: Schwing & Rudd, Photographers, Army of the Cumberland. Light age toning and wear. Desirable card with the Army of the Cumberland backmark. (1819 - 98) graduated #5 in the West Point class of 1842. Known as "Old Rosy," he was promoted to rank of brigadier general in 1861. He commanded a brigade under McClellan in the western Virginia campaign at the battle of Rich Mountain. In May 1862, he directed the left wing of General Pope's Army of the Mississippi in the advance on Corinth. When Pope was ordered east, Rosecrans took over command of the army and fought at Corinth and Iuka. He later commanded the Army of the Cumberland at Murfreesboro, Chattanooga and Chickamauga. He was promoted to major general to rank from Mar. 21, 1862...............................................................................$175.00


6010 - GENERAL GEORGE THOMAS
, wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 X 4 card. Excellent half view pose in uniform with rank of brigadier general. George Thomas, Comdg. 14th A. [rmy] C. [orps] is written in period ink on the front mount. No imprint. Light wear, Rare pose. (1816 -  1870) graduated in the West Point class of 1840. Brevetted for gallantry in the Mexican War. One of the ablest Union commanders during the Civil War, he saw action at Mill Springs, Shiloh, Corinth, Perryville, Stone's River, Franklin & Nashville. However, his finest moment probably came during the battle of Chickamauga. His heroic stand on Horseshoe Ridge earned him the sobriquet of "The Rock of Chickamauga."...................................
$195.00

6011 - GENERAL JAMES MCPHERSON, wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 X 4 card. Half view in uniform with rank of major general. No imprint. Light age toning and wear. Sharp image. Very desirable pose (1828 - 64). Graduated #1 in the West Point class of 1853, a class which included Philip H. Sheridan and John Bell Hood. Eleven years after their graduation, now Confederate general Hood opposed McPherson before Atlanta, and Hood's battle order would result in the death of his old classmate. By the fall of 1862, McPherson had risen to rank of major general. He saw service at Forts Henry and Donelson, Shiloh, Corinth and Vicksburg. On March 26, 1864, he was given command of the Army of the Tennessee which he led in the subsequent campaign in northern Georgia. McPherson was killed before Atlanta on July 22, 1864. General William T. Sherman's tears rolled through his beard and down on the floor when he viewed the dead body of his friend laid upon door torn from its hinges and improvised as a bier......................................................$175.00

6012 - GENERAL JUDSON KILPATRICK, wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 X 4 card. Half view, seated pose in uniform with rank of major general. Backmark: Bogardus Photographer, 363 Broadway, New York. Light age toning and wear. Rare pose. (1836 - 81) born near Deckertown, NJ, he graduated in the West Point class of May 1861. He had the distinction of being the first Regular officer to be wounded in action during the Civil War, this coming in June 1861, at the battle of Big Bethel, VA. In September 1861, he became he lieutenant colonel, and in December, colonel of the 2nd New York Cavalry. He successively commanded his regiment, a brigade, and later a division of cavalry in the Army of the Potomac, playing a creditable role in virtually every important cavalry action in the eastern theater of war, including Beverly Ford, Stoneman's raid, and Gettysburg. He was promoted to brigadier general, June 14, 1863. In Feb. 1864, he commanded the celebrated Richmond raid which was to free the Union prisoners there, but instead resulted in a fiasco and the death of Colonel Ulric Dahlgren. Sent south by General U.S. Grant, he was wounded in the early part of the Atlanta campaign, at Resaca, GA. He returned to duty in late July 1864 to finish that campaign which included several raids and skirmishes against his old classmate, General Joseph Wheeler. He then took part in Sherman's March to the Sea, and the 1865 Carolina's campaign. General William T. Sherman was quoted as saying, I want just that sort of man to command my cavalry in this expedition.......................................................$135.00

6013 - GENERAL LEW WALLACE, wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 X 4 card. Half view in uniform with rank of major general. Backmark: E & H. T. Anthony, New York, made from a photographic negative in Brady's National Portrait Gallery. Sharp image. Rare. (1827 - 1905) he was celebrated as the author of the classic Ben Hur and other literary works. His father was the governor of Indiana. Wallace served in the Mexican War as a lieutenant of the 1st Indiana Infantry. He was admitted to the Indiana bar in 1849 and in 1856 was elected to the state senate. Upon the bombardment of Fort Sumter, he was appointed state adjutant general and on April 25, 1861, was made colonel of the 11th Indiana Infantry. After some service in West Virginia, he was promoted to brigadier general on Sept. 5, 1861, and later took part in the capture of Fort Donelson, TN. Promoted to major general to rank from March 21, 1862, he also saw action at Shiloh. In the summer of 1864, with a much smaller force, he was able to stop General Jubal A. Early's Washington bound Confederate army at the Monocacy River avoiding the potential capture of the U.S. capital. In 1865, he was a member of the military commission which tried the Lincoln conspirators and he was president of the court martial which tried and condemned Henry Witz, commandant at Andersonville Prison. His post war career saw him as governor of New Mexico and U.S. minister to Turkey...........................................................$550.00

6014 - GENERAL G. K. WARREN, wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 X 4 card. Half view in uniform with rank of major general. Backmark: E & H. T. Anthony, New York, made from a photographic negative in Brady's National Portrait Gallery. Light age toning. Very fine. Very desirable. (1830 - 1882) Gouvenor K. Warren graduated in the West Point class of 1850 ranking #2. His Civil War career started as Lieutenant Colonel, 5th New York Infantry, seeing action at the first land battle of the war, Big Bethel, VA, June 10, 1861. Promoted to brigade command, he was wounded at Gaines Mills during the 1862 Peninsular campaign and later saw action with his brigade at 2nd Bull Run and Antietam. Appointed Chief Engineer of the Army of the Potomac in 1863, Warren's good eye and speedy action helped to save the vital position of Little Round Top at Gettysburg during the fighting on July 2, 1863. After the wounding of General Winfield S. Hancock at Gettysburg, Warren took over command of the 2nd Corps until Hancock's return in March 1864, Warren then taking over command of the 5th Corps.....................................$265.00

6015 - GENERAL ROBERT O. TYLER, wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 X 4 card. Standing view in uniform with rank of brigadier general. Backmark: E & H. T. Anthony, New York, made from a photographic negative in Brady's National Portrait Gallery. Light age toning. Very fine. (1831 - 74) a nephew of Union General Daniel Tyler, he graduated from West Point in 1853, and joined the artillery branch of the service. In 1861, he was a spectator at the bombardment of Fort Sumter being a member of the expedition that was sent to relieve the fort. He later saw yeoman service in McClellan's 1862 Virginia Peninsular campaign, in the battle of Fredericksburg he commanded the artillery of Hooker's "Center Grand Division," and he was in charge of the Artillery Reserve at Chancellorsville. At Gettysburg, his 130 guns pounded George E. Pickett's advancing Confederate columns as they attempted to storm Cemetery Ridge on July 3, 1863. Tyler commanded a brigade of Gibbon's division, 2nd corps at Spotsylvania, and at Cold Harbor he was cited for great gallantry and was struck in the ankle by a ball which not only lamed him permanently but brought about his death a decade later. By the end of the war, Tyler was breveted major general in the Regular Army.....................................................$145.00

6016 - GENERAL JOSEPH HOOKER, wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 X 4 card. Standing view in uniform with rank of major general. He is holding his sword which is visible in the lower left portion of the view. 1862 M. B. Brady imprint on the front mount. Backmark: E & H. T. Anthony, New York, made from a photographic negative in Brady's National Portrait Gallery. Light age toning and wear. Sharp image. Very fine. (1814 - 1879) graduated in the West Point class of 1837. He displayed a gallant record in the Mexican War. A solid combat officer, Hooker fought in the Peninsular campaign, the Seven Days battles, 2nd Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, where he commanded the Army of the Potomac, and the Atlanta campaign. His sobriquet was, "Fighting Joe" Hooker.........................................................$145.00

6017 - GENERAL EGBERT VIELE, wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 X 4 card. Full standing view wearing a single breasted frock coat, over coat with cape, kepi with engineer insignia, and holding document. Backmark: E. Anthony, New York, made from a photographic negative in Brady's National Portrait Gallery. Sharp image. Very fine. Scarce. (1825 - 1902) graduated in the West Point class of 1847. He was immediately sent to Mexico City and was stationed there during its occupation. Following routine frontier duty, he resigned his commission in 1853 to engage in civil engineering and the next year was appointed state topographical engineer of New Jersey. For a time, he was also chief engineer of New York City's Central Park, but his plan for development of the park was ultimately rejected. In 1860, he became chief engineer of Prospect Park in Brooklyn. He was the author of an engineering book, "Handbook for Active Service," published in 1861, which was not only read in the North but was used in Richmond by young Confederate officers. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he was appointed captain in the 7th New York Militia and spent the early months of the war in the Washington defenses. On Aug. 17, 1861, he was commissioned brigadier general U.S. Volunteers. In the expedition which effected the reduction of Fort Pulaski on the Savannah River, in April 1862, Viele won high praise for his incessant watchfulness and ardous labors. After the capture of Norfolk, VA, in May 1862, he served as military governor until October, 1862, when he was transferred to direct the draft in northern Ohio. He resigned on October 20, 1863, and returned to his engineering practice in New York. Viele had a most distinguished postbellum career, serving as New York City Park Commissioner, and as a Democratic Congressman..............................................................SOLD

6018 - GENERAL ADOLPH WILHELM VON STEINWEHR, wet plate albumen carte de visite by Anthony/Brady, full standing posing with his sword. (September 25, 1822 - February 25, 1877) was a German-Brunswick army officer who emigrated to the United States, became a geographer, cartographer, and author, and served as a Union general in the American Civil War. At the state of the Civil War, Steinwehr raised a regiment, consisting primarily of German immigrants, the 29th New York Infantry, which he commanded at the First Battle of Bull Run. The regiment was in reserve during the battle, but served an important screening role during the Union retreat. He was promoted to brigadier general on October 12, 1861, and commanded the 2nd Brigade of Louis Blenker's division of the Army of the Potomac. This brigade was moved into Maj. Gen. John C. Fremont's Mountain Department on April 1, 1862, and it fought in the Valley Campaign against Maj. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. Fremont's command was expanded into an army corps, which was soon commanded by Maj. Gen. Franz Sigel, another German immigrant. Steinwehr was given the 2nd Division in that corps. It was assigned to the Army of Virginia, under Maj. Gen. John Pope, and participated in the Northern Virginia Campaign, but had little role in the Second Battle of Bull Run. Although the corps joined the Army of the Potomac, the division did not fight at the Battle of Antietam or the Battle of Fredericksburg. The command of what was now called the XI Corps changed to Maj. Gen. Oliver O. Howard in 1863, and Steinwehr continued to command the division in the Battle of Chancellorsville and the Battle of Gettysburg. The corps was the victim of the surprise flanking attack by Stonewall Jackson at Chancellorsville on May 2, 1863, and the overwhelming attack by Lt. Gen. Richard S. Ewell's Second Corps on the first day of Gettysburg, July 1, 1863. At Chancellorsville, Steinwehr's division had one brigade, that of Col. Adolphus Buschbeck involved in resisting Jackson's attack. At Gettysburg, when the corps was forced to retreat back through the town to Cemetery Hill, Col. Charles Coster took a brigade of Steinwehr's division out to the edge of the town, where it sacrificed itself buying time for the retreating soldiers of the other two divisions. These two defeats seriously degraded the combat effectiveness of the XI Corps and humiliated many of the German immigrant soldiers in the corps. Nevertheless, Steinwehr was well thought of by his superiors. After Chancellorsville, General Howard wrote that Steinwehr's bearing during the battle was "cool, collected and judicious." Brig. Gen. Alpheus Williams, a fellow division commander, described him as a "remarkably intelligent and agreeable person." In September 1863, two divisions of the XI Corps, those of Steinwehr and MG Carl Schurz, were transferred to the Western Theater to help relieve the besieged Union army in Chattanooga, becoming part of the Army of the Cumberland. They served under Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker in the Battle of Wauhatchie, where the brigade of Col. Orland Smith from Steinwehr's division distinguished itself. Buschbeck's brigade was engaged alongside Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's command at the Third Battle of Chattanooga. After that battle the XI Corps was combined with the equally depleted XII Corps to form the new XX Corps. That corps fought under Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman in the Atlanta Campaign and March to the Sea, but Steinwehr was essentially reorganized out of his job and he commanded no more combat units during the war. He resigned his commission on July 3, 1865. Extremely rare and in near mint condition.......................................SOLD

6018A - GENERAL ROMEYN AYRES, Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 X 3 5/8 card. Half view in uniform with rank of brigadier general wearing 5th Corps badge. Backmark: Brady's National Photographic Portrait Galleries, New York and Washington, DC. (1825 - 88) graduated from West Point in 1847. He served in garrison duty at Puebla and Mexico City and was captain of the 5th U.S. Artillery at the start of the Civil War. He commanded a battery at 1st Bull Run and served with the ARmy of the Potomac until Lee's surrender at Appomattox. His gallant leadership as an artillery commander was noteworthy during the battles of Antietam and Fredericksburg and as a brigade and division commander at Chancellorsville, and from Gettysburg to Appomattox.  Sharp photo, card has been trimmed at the top, priced according at only.............................................................$150.00





6018B - GENERAL WILLIAM WOODS AVERILL
, carte de visite by Anthony, bust pose in uniform, cavalry commander who achieved mixed success during the War. Fought at 1st Bulls Run, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Fishers Hill, Kelly's Ford, pressed Stuart's Cavalry. Near mint card.........................................................
$110.00


6019 - A RARE CARTE DE VISITE OF SOLDIERS FIRING FROM BEHIND A BARRICADE, THREE APPARENT AMPUTEES IN THE MIDDLE AND A SKETCH ARTIST CROUCHING BEHIND THE BARRICADE, carte de visite by John Goldin & Co. Washington, DC. A rare view of Union soldiers firing muskets from behind a barricade, three appear to be amputees to the center, and a sketch artist crouches down to the left of the photo. This photo is so described in the Library of Congress Collection with no additional details. In mint condition, extremely rare content.................................................................$750.00


4007 - GENERAL GEORGE A. CUSTER, Carte de Visite, no imprint, waist up pose of Custer taken originally by Brady, February 15th, 1864. Katz #29, George Armstrong Custer (December 5, 1839 - June 25, 1876) was a United States Army officer and cavalry commander in the American Civil War and the Indian Wars. Raised in Michigan and Ohio, Custer was admitted to West Point in 1858, where he graduated last in his class. However, with the outbreak of the Civil War, all potential officers were needed, and Custer was called to serve with the Union Army. Custer developed a strong reputation during the Civil War. He fought in the first major engagement, the First Battle of Bull Run. His association with several important officers helped his career, as did his success as a highly effective cavalry commander. Custer was eventually promoted to the temporary rank (brevet) of major general and promoted major general of Volunteers. (At war's end, he reverted to his permanent rank of captain.) At the conclusion of the Appomattox Campaign, in which he and his troops played a decisive role, Custer was on hand at General Robert E. Lee's surrender. After the Civil War, Custer was dispatched to the west to fight in the Indian Wars. His disastrous final battle overshadowed his prior achievements. Custer and all the men with him were killed at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876, fighting against a coalition of Native American tribes in a battle that has come to be popularly known in American history as "Custer's Last Stand." Image taken originally by Brady when Custer brought captured flags to the War Dept. In Washington and had trimmed his hair. Although it has no backmark, this is a very nice image with good contrast and hundreds of dollars less than one with an Anthony or Brady backmark............................................................$995.00

4009 - PARSON BROWNLOW, TENNESSEE GOVERNOR, FIERCE UNION LOYALIST, Carte de Visite by Anthony, Brownlow seated from life pose. William Gannaway "Parson" Brownlow (August 29, 1805 - April 29, 1877) was an American newspaper editor, minister, and politician. He served as Governor of Tennessee from 1865 to 1869 and as a United States Senator from Tennessee from 1869 to 1875. He rose to prominence in the 1840s as editor of the Whig, a polemical newspaper that promoted Whig Party ideals and opposed secession in the years leading up to the Civil War. Brownlow's uncompromising and radical viewpoints made him one of the most divisive figures in Tennessee political history and one of the most controversial politicians of the Reconstruction-era south. As a result of his persistent opposition to secession after the outbreak of the Civil War, he was jailed in December 1861, and was subsequently forced into exile in the North. As governor, he adopted the stance of the Radical Republicans and spent much of his term opposing the policies of his longtime political foe Andrew Johnson. His gubernatorial policies, which have been described as both autocratic and progressive, helped Tennessee become the first former Confederate state to be readmitted to the Union after the war. Brownlow's policy of disenfranchising ex-Confederates and enfranchising former slaves fueled the rise of the Ku Klux Klan in the late 1860's. Choice..................................................................$135.00


3215 - SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS, Carte de Visite by Brady. Bust pose of Houston wearing a checkered vest. Houston became a key figure in the history of Texas and was elected as the first and third President of the Republic of Texas, U.S. Senator for Texas after it joined the United States, and finally as a governor of the state. He refused to swear loyalty to the Confederacy when Texas seceded from the Union in 1861 with the outbreak of the American Civil War, and was removed from office. To avoid bloodshed, he refused an offer of a Union army to put down the Confederate rebellion. Instead, he retired to Huntsville, Texas, where he died before the end of the American Civil War. His earlier life included migration to Tennessee from Virginia, time spent with the Cherokee Nation (into which he later was adopted as a citizen and into which he married), military service in the War of 1812, and successful participation in Tennessee politics. In 1827, Houston was elected Governor of Tennessee as a Jacksonian. In 1829, Houston resigned as governor and relocated to Arkansas Territory. In 1832, Houston was involved in an altercation with a U.S. Congressman, followed by a high-profile trial. Shortly afterwards, he relocated to Coahuila y Tejas, then a Mexican state, and became a leader of the Texas Revolution. Sam Houston supported annexation by the United States. When he assumed the governorship of Texas in 1859, Houston became the only person to have become the governor of two different U.S. states through direct, popular election, as well as the only state governor to have been a foreign head of state. Choice condition..........................................................SOLD

3216 - GENERAL JEFFERSON C. DAVIS, Carte de Visite, by Moore & Pleasee, Gallery of the Cumberland, Nashville, TN. Bust pose in uniform. He commanded the 4th Division, Army of the Mississippi, at Corinth. He went on sick leave, but left his hospital bed to serve in the defenses of Cincinnati, Ohio. During this time of convalescence, on September 29, 1862, Davis got into an argument with his superior officer, Maj. Gen. William "Bull" Nelson, in the Galt House in Louisville, Kentucky. Davis had been offended by insults on prior occasions and when his face was slapped by Nelson, Davis shot and killed him. He was arrested and imprisoned, but Maj. Gen. Horatio G. Wright came to his aid and was able to get him released from prison. He avoided conviction for the murder because there was a need for experienced field commanders in the Union Army Davis was a capable commander, but because of the murder of General Nelson, he never received a full promotion higher than brigadier general of volunteers. He did however receive a brevet promotion to major general of volunteers on August 8, 1864 (for his service at the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain), and was appointed commanding officer of the XIV Corps during the Atlanta Campaign, a post he retained until the end of the war. He received a brevet promotion to brigadier general in the regular army on March 20, 1865. However, it was his actions during the Ebenezer Creek passing and his ruthlessness toward the freed slaves, that causes his legacy to be clouded in continued controversy. As Sherman's army proceeded on the March to the Sea toward Savannah, Georgia, on December 9, 1864, Davis ordered a pontoon bridge removed before the African-American refugees following his corps could cross the creek. Several hundred were captured by the Confederate cavalry or drowned in the creek, attempting to escape. Scarce backmark, taken in Nashville. Photo included his biography "Jefferson Davis in Blue" published at $50.00. The pair CDV and biography..................$275.00

3217 - LARGE 100# PARROT GUN ON THE DECK OF A CIVIL WAR GUNBOAT, Carte de Visite, no imprint but from life pose of the deck of a US Navy gunboat during the Civil War. The officers and crew stand posing aside a large pivot 100# parrot gun. Defensive protection can be seen along the rails. The gun is in the bow section of the ship. Extremely clear. Some additional research will undoubtedly identify the vessel. Very fine.................$425.00


21301 - GENERAL ADELBERT AMES, (1835 - 1933). He graduated #5 in the West Point class of May 6, 1861, and went almost immediately to the front as a lieutenant of artillery where he was badly wounded at 1st Bull Run. His gallantry here earned him the rank of brevet major in the Regular Army and the Medal of Honor. He fought in the peninsular campaign, and was brevetted lieutenant colonel for Malvern Hill. Appointed colonel of the 20th Maine Infantry, he led his troops in the battles of Antietam, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. On May 20, 1863, he was promoted to brigadier general of volunteers and later led a brigade in General O.O. Howard's 11th Corps at Gettysburg. During the Petersburg campaign, Ames was in divisional command. He also participated in the capture of Fort Fisher, N.C., and for his gallantry here, and throughout the Civil War, he was brevetted major general of volunteers, and brigadier and major general, U.S. Army. His contributions to the Union war effort were second to none of his age and experience! Ames was the last survivor of the full rank generals on either side in the Civil War! Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph mounted to 2 3/8 X 4 card. Half view in uniform with rank of brigadier general. Backmark: E. & H. T. Anthony, New York, from a photographic negative in Brady's National Portrait Gallery. Bottom of mount is stained. Very sharp image. Rare...............................................................$395.00

21302 - GENERAL DAVID BIRNEY, (1825 - 1864). Colonel of 23rd Pennsylvania Infantry in 1861. Birney led a brigade throughout the 1862 Virginia Peninsular campaign and saw action at Chantilly, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. He fought gallantly as a division commander of General Sickles 3rd Corps at Gettysburg, and took command of the corps after Sickles was seriously wounded on July 2, 1863. He also served with distinction with the Army of the Potomac in the 1864 Overland Campaign and was stricken with malaria and died on October 18, 1864. Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 X 4 card. Superb quality standing view in uniform with rank of major general, with his Kearny medal pinned to his coat, and holding his slouch hat. Backmark: E. & H. T. Anthony, New York, made from a photographic negative in Brady's National Portrait Gallery. A very desirable image...................................................SOLD

21303 - GENERAL LYSANDER CUTLER (1807 - 66). At the outbreak of the Civil War, Cutler was appointed colonel of the 6th Wisconsin Infantry, a regiment that would earn fame as part of the "Iron Brigade." Cutler's first important field service was at 2nd Bull Run where he was severely wounded in the leg. He subsequently was in action at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and the 1864 Virginia campaigns. His health was wrecked from exposure and two battlefield wounds and he was forced to retire from active field duty in September 1864. He died in Milwaukee on July 30, 1866. Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 X 4 card. Bust view pose in uniform with rank of brigadier general. Brady, New York imprinted on the front mount. Backmark: Brady's National Photographic Portrait Galleries, New York and Washington, D.C. Minor age toning and wear. Very fine. Rare and very desirable. Commander of the Iron Brigade...........................................................$695.00

21304 - GENERAL ALVAN C. GILLEM, (1830 - 75). He graduated in the West Point class of 1851 and served against the Florida Seminoles and on the frontier of Texas. During the Civil War, he served at the battles of Mill Springs, KY, and Shiloh, TN. In May 1862, he became colonel of the 10th Tennessee Union Infantry and at the insistence of Andrew Johnson, Gillem was appointed brigadier general of volunteers to rank from Aug. 17, 1863. In 1864, it was his troops that killed the celebrated Confederate guerrilla, General John Hunt Morgan. He later served under Gen. George Stoneman in Western North Carolina, commanding a cavalry division. In January 1865, he was vice president of the Tennessee convention and in April became a member of the state legislature. Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 X 4 card. Standing view in uniform with rank of brigadier general. No backmark. Excellent condition. Scarce..........................................................$195.00

21305 - GENERAL GEORGE CROOK, (1828 - 90). Graduated from West Point in the class of 1852. On Sept. 12, 1861, he was appointed colonel of the 36th Ohio Infantry and served with them in the western Virginia campaign. In August, 1862, he was commissioned brigadier general and took part in the Maryland campaign, fighting in the battles of South Mountain, and Antietam where he commanded a brigade of Ohio troops. In 1863, he commanded a cavalry division of Gen. George H. Thomas' Army of the Cumberland and took part in the Chickamauga campaign. In 1864, he defeated Confederate General Albert G. Jenkins at the battle of Cloyd's Mountain, VA. He was promoted to major general Oct. 21, 1864. In one of the most daring feats of the war, Crook was captured at Cumberland, MD., in Feb. 1865, by members of Captain Jesse McNeill's Partisan Rangers. Crook was sent to Richmond where he was subsequently paroled and exchanged on Mar. 20, 1865. He commanded a cavalry division in the Army of the Potomac during the Appomattox campaign. Crook remained in the post war army for over 20 years, enjoying rapid promotion to major general and was constantly on the western frontier fighting tribes of hostile Indians. He was noted for his defeat of Crazy Horse at Rosebud Creek, and he was engaged in the search for Geronimo. Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 X 4 card. Bust view in uniform with rank of brigadier general. Backmark: Cadwallader & Tappen's Gallery of Art, Front St., over the Bank, Marietta, OH. Light age toning. Very fine. Rare............................................................SOLD

21306 - GENERAL HIRAM G. BERRY, (1824 - 63). A former member of the Maine state legislature and mayor of Rockland, ME. Berry was appointed Colonel of the 4th Maine Infantry, June 15, 1861. He saw action at 1st Bull Run, and was later in brigade command during the Peninsular campaign, receiving high praise from his superiors. He commanded a brigade of the 3rd Corps in the battle of Fredericksburg, and led General Hooker's old division into the battle of Chancellorsville. In the confused fighting which occurred in the early morning hours of May 3, 1863, while the Federals attempted to regroup after Stonewall Jackson's celebrated flank attack of the previous day, Berry was killed at the head of his command. Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 X 4 card. Standing view in uniform with rank of brigadier general. Backmark: E & H. T. Anthony, New York, made from a photographic negative in Brady's National Portrait Gallery. Very sharp image. Excellent condition. Scarce.................................................................$250.00

21307 - GENERAL JOHN M. BRANNAN, (1819 - 92). A graduate of the West Point class of 1841, he served with the 1st U.S. Artillery in the Mexican War, and was brevetted captain for gallantry at Contreras and Churubusco. In 1861, he was appointed brigadier general and served creditably on the South Atlantic coast. He later commanded an infantry division under General William S. Rosecrans in the Tullahoma campaign, and under General George H. Thomas at Chickamauga. He lost 38% of his command at Chickamauga in a gallant effort to hold Horseshoe Ridge, the last Union position on that bloody field. Afterwards appointed chief of artillery of the Army of the Cumberland, he supervised the defenses of Chattanooga and took part in the Atlanta campaign. Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 X 4 card. Half view in uniform with rank of brigadier general. Backmark: E & H. T. Anthony, New York, made from a photographic negative in Brady's National Portrait Gallery. Sharp image. Very fine............................................................$195.00

21308 - GENERAL EDWARD D. TOWNSEND, (1817 - 93). Graduated #16 in the West Point class of 1837. He served in the Florida War and in the Adjutant General's Office, when on Mar. 7, 1861, he was named General Winfield Scott's chief of staff. He later served most of the Civil War as Assistant Adjutant General of the U.S. Army. Townsend was one of a select few who were chosen to accompany the body of the slain President Abraham Lincoln back to Springfield, Illinois for burial. It was General Townsend, and Admiral Charles H. Davis, who were photographed with the open coffin of Lincoln, the only known photo of Lincoln in death. Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 X 3 7/8 card. Half view in uniform with rank of brigadier general. Backmark: E & H. T. Anthony, New York, made from a photographic negative in Brady's National Portrait Gallery. Bottom of the mount is slightly trimmed. Sharp image. Scarce pose....................................$175.00

21309 - ABRAHAM LINCOLN, (1809 - 1865) Illinois lawyer. 16th President U.S.A., 1861 - 65. Led the Union through the Civil War. Famous for the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing the slaves, and the Gettysburg Address, at the dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery. His second term in the White House was cut short when he became the first American President to be assassinated. He was shot by the famous actor, John Wilkes Booth, at Ford's Theatre, Washington, D.C. on the evening of April 14, 1865, dying early the next morning. Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 X 3 5/8 card. Bottom of the mount is trimmed. Light age toning and wear. Full seated view of Abraham Lincoln deeply absorbed in thought, an inkwell clearly visible on the studio table at his side. Backmark: E. Anthony, made from a photographic negative in Brady's National Portrait Gallery. Sharp view. OSTENDORF - 53B. This image was taken on or about February 24, 1861, at the studio of Mathew Brady. It was the very first sitting by Abraham Lincoln in Washington. The president elect, weary from an almost 2,000 mile train journey, and the possible outbreak of war weighing heavy in his thoughts, sat for a series of 5 poses which were taken by Alexander Gardner. Slight trim at bottom unaffecting quality of image......................................................SOLD

21311 - GENERAL ORLANDO WILLCOX - SIGNED CDV, Wilcox was appointed colonel of the 1st Michigan Volunteer Infantry. He was wounded and captured in the First Battle of Bull Run (First Manassas) while in command of a brigade in Maj. Gen. Samuel P. Heintzelman's division. He later received the Medal of Honor in 1895 for "most distinguished gallantry" during the battle. After his release and exchange more than a year later, on August 19, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln appointed Willcox a brigadier general of volunteers, to rank from July 1, 1861. The President had to submit the nomination three times, the last on March 7, 1863, before the U.S. Senate finally confirmed the appointment on March 11, 1863. Willcox commanded the 1st Division of Maj. Gen. Ambrose Burnside's IX Corps in 1862. He led the division at the Battle of Antietam and the corps at the Battle of Fredericksburg. During the 1863 draft riots, Willcox commanded the District of Indiana and Michigan. He again led a division at Knoxville and during Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's Overland Campaign. On December 12, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln nominated Willcox for appointment to the brevet grade of Major general of volunteers to rank from August 1, 1864, and the U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment on April 14, 1865. Following the Siege of Petersburg, he led the first troops to enter Petersburg, Virginia, before ending the war serving in North Carolina...........................................................................$325.00

21312 - COMMANDER CHARLES WILKES, During the blockade he visited the British colony of Bermuda. Acting on orders, Wilkes remained in port for nearly a week aboard his flagship the Wachusett, violating the British rule that allowed American naval vessels (of either side) to remain in port for only a single day. While Wilkes remained in port, his gunboats Tioga and Sonoma blockaded Saint George's harbor, a key Confederate blockade runner base. The gunboats opened fire at a Royal Mail Steamer, the Merlin. When Wilkes learned that James Murray Mason and John Slidell, two Confederate commissioners to England, were bound for England on the British mail packet Trent, he ordered the steam frigate San Jacinto to stop them. On November 8, 1861, the San Jacinto met the Trent and fired two shots across its bow, forcing the ship to stop. A boarding party from the San Jacinto led by its captain then boarded the Trent and arrested Mason and Slidell. The diplomats were taken to Fort Warren in Boston Harbor. The actions of "The Notorious Wilkes" -- as Bermuda media branded him -- convinced many that full-scale war between the United States and the United Kingdom was inevitable. He was officially thanked by Congress "for his brave, adroit and patriotic conduct." However, his action was later disavowed by President Lincoln due to diplomatic pressure by the British Government. (Mason and Slidell were released.) His next service was in the James River flotilla. Subsequently, after reaching the rank of commodore on July 16, 1862, he was assigned to duty against blockade runners in the West Indies..................................................................$185.00

21313 - ADMIRAL JOHN WORDEN, Carte de Visite from life in uniform pose no imprint, John Lorimer Worden (March 12, 1818 - October 19, 1897) was a U.S. rear admiral. He commanded Monitor against the Confederate vessel Virginia (originally named Merrimack) in first battle of ironclad ships in 1862. At daybreak on the 9th, Virginia emerged once more from behind Sewell's Point to complete her reduction of the Federal fleet at Hampton Roads. As the Confederate ironclad approached Minnesota, Worden maneuvered Monitor from the grounded ship's shadow to engage Virginia in the battle that revolutionized naval warfare. For four hours, the two iron-plated ships slugged it out as they maneuvered in the narrow channel of Hampton Roads, pouring shot and shell at one another to almost no visible effect. Three hours into the slug fest, Worden received facial wounds when a Confederate shell exploded just outside the pilot house that partially blinded him. He relinquished command to his first officer, Samuel D. Greene. About an hour later, Monitor withdrew from the battle temporarily and, upon her return to the scene, found that Virginia, too, had withdrawn. The first battle between steam-driven, armored ships had ended in a draw. Very fine............................................................$160.00

21314 - GENERAL WILLIAM PLUMMER BENTON, Carte de Visite from life as Brig. General, no imprint, in uniform, Benton raised the first company from Wayne County following Lincolns call for 75,000 volunteers. He was its captain when the company became part of the 8th Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment, but was elected the regiment's colonel. He led the 8th Indiana in some the earliest fighting of the war during McClellan's Western Virginia campaign of 1861, including the Battle of Rich Mountain. The regiment was then ordered to Missouri. Benton is said to have commanded a brigade at the Battle of Pea Ridge, although the Official Records lists another officer as the official commander, a member of the 33rd Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment described as "lacking in the fundamental requisites of leadership." In April 1862, Benton was promoted to brigadier general of volunteers and served with distinction at the Battles of Port Gibson, Jackson (where he was wounded), Champion Hill, Big Black River, and at the Siege of Vicksburg. He then served in various district commands with the XIII Corps in Texas and Louisiana throughout 1864, until he commanded a division in the campaign against Mobile, Alabama in early 1865. Benton was mustered out of the volunteer service on July 24, 1865. On January 13, 1866, President Andrew Johnson nominated Benton for the award of the brevet grade of Major general of volunteers, to rank from March 26, 1865, and the U.S. Senate confirmed the award on March 12, 1866. Choice condition and quite scarce..........................................................$175.00

21315 - GENERAL US GRANT, Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant; April 27, 1822 - July 23, 1885) was the 18th president of the United States (1869 - 1877) following his success as military commander in the American Civil War. Under Grant, the Union Army defeated the Confederate military; the war, and secession, ended with the surrender of Robert E. Lee's army at Appomattox Court House. As president, Grant led the Radical Republicans in their effort to eliminate vestiges of Confederate nationalism and slavery, protect African American citizenship, and defeat the Ku Klux Klan. In foreign policy, Grant sought to increase American trade and influence, while remaining at peace with the world. Although his Republican Party split in 1872 as reformers denounced him, Grant was easily reelected. During his second term the country's economy was devastated by the Panic of 1873, while investigations exposed corruption scandals in the administration. The conservative white Southerners regained control of Southern state governments and Democrats took control of the federal House of Representatives. By the time Grant left the White House in 1877, his Reconstruction policies were being undone, nice image some wear at tips...................................................$125.00


A RARE TRIO OF RARE POW PHOTOGRAPHS - ALL SHOW THE PRIVATIONS OF A PRISONER OF WAR CAMP


1290 - MALNOURISHED YANK
, wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 X 3 3/4 card. Seated view of a very malnourished Yankee soldier with long beard. This unfortunate soul poses for the camera seated on a wooden chair with one of his extremely skinny arms resting on top of a table at his side. He is wearing brogans, socks, leggings, and his military trousers have been cut off above the knees. No imprint. Card is trimmed. Light age toning. Very Rare..............................................................
SOLD

1291 - EMACIATED YANK EX POW, wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 X 4 card. Heartbreaking view of an emaciated Union Civil War prisoner of war, lying down, apparently too weak to sit or stand as he no doubt suffered immense hardships while in captivity. Corners of the mount are slightly trimmed. Light age toning and wear. No imprint. There is a 2 cents orange revenue tax stamp on the reverse that has been hand cancelled. Extremely rare image and something you never see for sale........................SOLD

1292 - POW IN A HOSPITAL SCENE, wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 1/2 X 4 card. Excellent full seated view of soldier wearing hospital garb and sitting on a bed with a pillow propped up behind him. No imprint. This very possibly is a captured and wounded Confederate soldier. It's very comparable to a few Confederate hospital images. I've seen like this several years ago. Very rare and desirable! Ex Turner Collection.................................................................$895.00


4018 - CONFEDERATE PRISONERS AT ELMIRA PRISON, Elmira Prison: Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 X 4 card. This view shows the Confederate prisoners lined up for roll call in the winter of 1864. The wooden barracks seen were recently constructed. Originally the prisoners occupied tents which can be seen in the background. A lone Union sentry stands on the parapet. No backmark. Sharp image. Very fine. Scarce. Very desirable Confederate prisoners of war related image. Elmira Prison, located in Elmira, New York. The prison camp was in use from July 6, 1864, until September 27, 1865, when the last prisoner left the camp. During that time more than 12,000 Confederate prisoners were incarcerated here. Malnutrition, exposure to the harsh New York State winter weather, the poor sanitary conditions and lack of medical care all contributed to the deaths of nearly 3,000 Confederate P.O.W's in the short 15 month period that the prison camp was in operation............................................................SOLD

4024 - GENERAL GEORGE A. CUSTER, Carte de Visite by Philadelphia Photograph Co. From life waist up pose of Custer taken originally by Brady February 15th, 1864. Katz #29, excellent quality. George Armstrong Custer (December 5, 1839 - June 25, 1876) was a United States Army officer and cavalry commander in the American Civil War and the Indian Wars. Raised in Michigan and Ohio, Custer was admitted to West Point in 1858, where he graduated last in his class. However, with the outbreak of the Civil War, all potential officers were needed, and Custer was called to serve with the Union Army. Custer developed a strong reputation during the Civil War. He fought in the first major engagement, the First Battle of Bull Run. His association with several important officers helped his career, as did his success as a highly effective cavalry commander. Custer was eventually promoted to the temporary rank (brevet) of major general and promoted major general of Volunteers. (At war's end, he reverted to his permanent rank of captain.) At the conclusion of the Appomattox Campaign, in which he and his troops played a decisive role, Custer was on hand at General Robert E. Lee's surrender. After the Civil War, Custer was dispatched to the west to fight in the Indian Wars. His disastrous final battle overshadowed his prior achievements. Custer and all the men with him were killed at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876, fighting against a coalition of Native American tribes in a battle that has come to be popularly known in American history as "Custer's Last Stand." Image taken originally by Brady when Custer brought captured flags to the War Dept. In Washington and had trimmed his hair. Very fine.............................SOLD

4025 - GENERAL GEORGE A. CUSTER, Carte de Visite. From life profile facing left pose of Custer in uniform taken by Brady with his imprint on front and back of card. Katz-20. George Armstrong Custer (December 5, 1839 - June 25, 1876) was a United States Army officer and cavalry commander in the American Civil War and the Indian Wars. Raised in Michigan and Ohio, Custer was admitted to West Point in 1858, where he graduated last in his class. However, with the outbreak of the Civil War, all potential officers were needed, and Custer was called to serve with the Union Army. Custer developed a strong reputation during the Civil War. He fought in the first major engagement, the First Battle of Bull Run. His association with several important officers helped his career, as did his success as a highly effective cavalry commander. Custer was eventually promoted to the temporary rank (brevet) of major general and promoted major general of Volunteers. (At war's end, he reverted to his permanent rank of captain.) At the conclusion of the Appomattox Campaign, in which he and his troops played a decisive role, Custer was on hand at General Robert E. Lee's surrender. After the Civil War, Custer was dispatched to the west to fight in the Indian Wars. His disastrous final battle overshadowed his prior achievements. Cuter and all the men with him were killed at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876, fighting against a coalition of Native American tribes in a battle that has come to be popularly known in American history as "Custer's Last Stand." Taken by Brady October 8th, 1863 showing his long curly blond hair, a scarce Custer pose....................................................................SOLD


1334 - GENERAL WINFIELD SCOTT HANCOCK, Carte de Visite by E & T Anthony, seated pose facing to the left. Winfield Scott Hancock (February 14, 1824 - February 9, 1886) was a career U.S. Army officer and the Democratic nominee for President of the United States in 1880. He served with distinction in the Army for four decades, including service in the Mexican-American War and as a Union general in the American Civil War. Known to his Army colleagues as "Hancock the Superb," he was noted in particular for his personal leadership at the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. One military historian wrote, "No other Union general at Gettysburg dominated men by the sheer force of their presence more completely than Hancock." As another wrote, "...his tactical skill had won him the quick admiration of adversaries who had come to know him as the "Thunderbolt of the Army of the Potomac." His military service continued after the Civil War, as Hancock participated in the military Reconstruction of the South and the Army's presence at the Western frontier. Trifle tone but still. Very fine........................................$200.00




1335 - A VERY TALL YANK OFFICER TAKEN IN NEW ORLEANS
, Carte de Visite by Washburn of New Orleans. An unusually tall Union officer standing next to a studio podium. By comparing him with other soldiers taken by that photographer he appears to be at least 6'5". Photo is creased and priced accordingly....................................................
$49.00


22002 - COLONEL HENRY DEMING
- Carte de Visite by Prescott and Gage, Hartford, CT. Seated pose in uniform. Colonel of the 12th Connecticut and Military Mayor of New Orleans 1862 - 1863. Deming is remembered in New Orleans in connection with Butler's notorious "Woman Order." He was walking with Farragut in full uniform through the streets of the city when some unknown person, presumably a woman, emptied a can of dirty water over the two officers. It is said it was this offense among others that led Butler to issue the order. Very fine.........................................................
$250.00


8281 - THE 5TH US HEAVY ARTILLERY [COLORED] AT VICKSBURG 1864, 6 1/2" X 8 1/2", albumen on original cardstock, overall 7" X 9". A view of heavy artillery at Vicksburg, inscribed on verso in period script, "Battery Sherman, Vicksburg 1864, on Jackson Road, Vicksburg commanded by Colonel Herman Lieb 5th US Heavy Artillery showing the lines and rifle pits and fortifications - F. A. Roziene property. Two revenue stamps on verso, minor blems to mount, some traces of old black scrapbook on edge of verso. NEGRO SOLDIER WITH RIFLE ACTING AS A SENTRY, WHITE OFFICER ON AN ARTILLERY CARRIAGE. Lt. Frederick A. Roziene was at that time a Sergeant in Company E, 72nd Illinois, later Lt. of the 49th USCT and this image was his property. Image is sharp and clear. A rare USCT image. Colonel Lieb had a successful career in the Dept. of the Gulf commanding Colored troops on several fronts. The 5th US Heavy Artillery served at Vicksburg and spent garrison duty there after the surrender and lost 4 officers and 124 killed and mortally wounded and 697 by disease..................................................SOLD

8282 - THE SITE OF THE DEATH OF GENERAL ALBERT SIDNEY JOHNSTON AT SHILOH, 5.5" X 7.5", on original mount, noted on verso, "Stump of tree which Albert Sidney Johnston died near Hamburg and Savannah Road." Post war albumen with early ink identification on verso. Excellent contrast. Old traces of mount on verso.............................................SOLD



8286 - 62ND PENNSYLVANIA AT CAMP
, 2.75" X 3.25", albumen on original BRADY card at Washington. A group pose of several dozen members of the 62nd Pennsylvania at camp, some with muskets. A great fighting unit at Bulls Run, Antietam, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and a host of other important battles in Virginia, light soiling, otherwise fine, quite scarce..............................................................SOLD

 


8287 - GENERAL U.S. GRANT, Carte de Viste, a rare seated pose of Grant seldom ever seen no imprint but absolutely from life with great contrast. Very fine............................................SOLD




6161 - GENERAL HENRY HALLECK, Carte de Viste by Appleton, 3/4 standing pose facing right. A noted expert in military studies, he was known by a nickname that became derogatory, "Old Brains." He was an important participant in the admission of California as a state and became a successful lawyer and land developer. Early in the American Civil War, he was a senior Union Army commander in the Western Theater and then served for almost two years as general-in-chief of all U.S. armies. Halleck became chief of staff to Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, when he assumed the position of general-in-chief. A nice clean card.......................................................SOLD




6162 - ADMIRAL DAVID FARRAGUT
, Carte de Viste by Anthony, full standing pose in uniform, led the successful attack on New Orleans in 1862 as well as Mobile, choice card....................................................
SOLD




6163 - GENERAL NATHANIAL BANKS
, Carte de Viste by Anthony, waist up pose by Case & Getchell of Boston, scarce backmark, commanded at New Orleans after Butler sent north, Port Hudson Campaign, ill fated Red River Campaign in 1864, later Governor of Massachusetts, nice clean card........................................................
$125.00



6164 - GENERAL ROBERT ANDERSON
, Carte de Viste by Fredericks of NY, 3/4 standing pose, surrendered Ft. Sumter in April 1861, card is lightly tinted with buttons gold, red to tablecloth, really attractively done, card trimmed at bottom slightly............................................
$95.00


6165 - COLONEL ELMER ELLSWORTH
, Carte de Viste, no imprint, full standing pose with cape and sword. On May 24, 1861 (the day after Virginia's secession was ratified by referendum), President Lincoln looked out from the White House across the Potomac River, and saw a large Confederate flag prominently displayed over the town of Alexandria, Virginia. Ellsworth immediately offered to retrieve the flag for Lincoln. He led the 11th New York across the Potomac and into the streets of Alexandria uncontested. He detached some men to take the railroad station, while he led others to secure the telegraph office and get that Confederate flag, which was flying above the Marshall House Inn. Ellsworth and four men went upstairs and cut down the flag. As Ellsworth came downstairs with the flag, the owner, James W. Jackson, killed him with a shotgun blast to the chest. Corporal Francis E. Brownell, of Troy, New York, immediately killed Jackson. Brownell was later awarded a Medal of Honor for his actions. Quite a nice from life image.................................................................
$185.00

6166 - GENERAL JOSEPH KNIPE, Carte de Viste taken by Morse of Nashville, a rare full standing view taken while in the Western theater. In the spring of 1862, Knipe fought in the Valley Campaign against Stonewall Jackson's forces. He was wounded at the First Battle of Winchester. He was again wounded at the Battle of Cedar Mountain. Due to the chain of command changes necessitated during the Battle of Antietam by the death of XII Corps commander Joseph K. Mansfield, Knipe took command of the brigade of Samuel W. Crawford in the first division. Crawford had taken command of the division when Alpheus Williams became acting corps commander. On April 15, 1863, Knipe was promoted to brigadier general, backdated to November 1862. He led first brigade first division XII Corps under Alpheus Williams which saw action at the Battle of Chancellorsvlle. Suffering from lingering effects from his wounds and a bout with malaria, he temporarily left the Army of the Potomac and returned to Harrisburg. He took command of a brigade of inexperienced New York militia and led it in pursuit of the retreating Army of Northern Virginia following the Battle of Gettysburg. Returning to his XII Corps brigade, Knipe went to the Western Theater and served in the Atlanta Campaign. He took command of a division of Union cavalry during John Bell Hood's incursion into Tennessee, and captured 6,000 Confederates and eight battle flags in a decisive victory over the retreating Army of Tennessee following the Battle of Nashville. Choice image, light stain on verso.................................................$395.00

6167 - GENERAL GEORGE STONEMAN, Carte de Viste by Anthony. During the entire battle at Chancellorsville, Stoneman accomplished little and Hooker considered him one of the principal reasons for the Union defeat at Chancellorsville. Hooker needed to deflect criticism from himself and relieved Stoneman from his cavalry command, sending him back to Washington, D. C. Later, as the army fought in the Atlanta Campaign under Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman, Stoneman and his aide, Myles Keogh, were captured by Confederate soldiers outside Macon, Georgia, becoming the highest ranking Union prisoner of war. He was a prisoner for three months. Stoneman was exchanged relatively quickly based on the personal request of Sherman to the Confederates and he returned to duty. In December 1864, he led a raid from East Tennessee into southwestern Virginia. He led raids into Virginia and North Carolina in 1865, took Salem and other towns, destroyed Moratock Iron Furnace (a Confederate foundry) and at Salisbury attempted to free about 1,400 prisoners, but the prisoners had been dispersed by the time he arrived in Salisbury. In recognition of his service, he was brevetted major general in the regular army. His command nearly captured Confederate president Jefferson Davis during his flight from Richmond, Virginia. Later the 15th Governor of California, 3/4 standing view, nice image bottom of card slightly rimmed......................................$125.00


51113 - GENERAL SOLOMON MEREDITH, Carte de Viste by Brady, 3/4 standing pose in uniform. Commanded the IRON BRIGADE. In the spring of 1863, Meredith's brigade participated in the Chancellorsville Campaign, but saw relatively little combat. That would change in July, when the Iron Brigade suffered significant casualties during the first day's fighting at Gettysburg in Herbst's Woods and on Seminary Ridge. They were one of the first infantry brigades to reach the field and in the morning they routed the shocked brigade of Brig. Gen. James J. Archer and captured Archer. However, in the afternoon the brigade was ravaged by a flanking maneuver by the 11th North Carolina and a frontal assault by the 26th North Carolina, of Confederate Brig. Gen. J. Johnston Pettigrew's brigade. [10] Meredith was wounded when he was struck in the head by shrapnel, fracturing his skull and giving him a severe concussion. The blow killed his horse, which then fell on him, breaking his ribs and injuring his right leg. He was disabled and unfit for any further field command. One of the most sought after Gettysburg Generals; extremely rare..............................................$650.00

51114 - GENERAL WILLIAM BARRY, Carte de Viste by Fredericks, 3/4 standing pose in uniform. As chief of artillery under Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan, Barry organized ordnance for the Army of the Potomac and, during the Peninsula Campaign, later took part in the battles of Yorktown, Mechanicsville, Gaines' Mill, White Oak Swamp, and Malvern Hill. After later supervising forts and ordnance surrounding Washington, D.C., Barry became chief of artillery under Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman, serving with him Tennessee, the March to the Sea, and the Carolinas Campaign. On January 23, 1865, President Lincoln nominated Barry for appointment to the brevet grade of major general of volunteers, to rank from September 1, 1864, for his service in the Atlanta Campaign, and the U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment on February 14, 1865. Barry was mustered out of the volunteer force on January 15, 1866. Very fine..................................$165.00


51115 - GENERAL JUDSON KILPATRICK
, Carte de Viste by Fredericks, seated pose in uniform, known as "Kilcavalry" (or "Kill-Cavalry") for using tactics in battle that were considered as a reckless disregard for lives of soldiers under his command, Kilpatrick was both praised for the victories he achieved, and despised by southerners whose homes and towns he devastated. Very fine choice........................................................
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51116 - GENERAL H. W. SLOCUM, Carte de Viste, no imprint but a full from life image in uniform in a bust pose. During the war, he was one of the youngest major generals in the Army and fought numerous major battles in the Eastern Theater and in Georgia and the Carolinas. Controversy arose from his conduct at the Battle of Gettysburg, where he was accused of indecision and a dilatory advance to the battlefield, earning him the derogatory nickname "Slow Come." Very fine.......................................................................SOLD

51117 - COMMANDER WILLIAM "DIRTY BILLY" PORTER, Carte de Viste by Fredericks, 3/4 standing pose in uniform, William David Porter (10 March 1808 - 1 May 1864) was a flag officer of the United States Navy. He was the son of Commodore David Porter (1780 - 1843) and brother of Admiral David Dixon Porter (1813 - 1891) as well as foster brother of Admiral David Farragut (1801 - 1870). Commanded the ESSEX, fought in battles on the Mississippi River from 1862 - 63, New Orleans, Port Hudson, and Vicksburg, Very fine.....................SOLD


51118 - GENERAL ISRAEL RICHARDSON
, Carte de Viste by Anthony, seated pose left with hat on table, sword at side. Israel Bush Richardson (December 26, 1815 - November 3, 1862) was a United States Army officer during the Mexican-American War and American Civil War, where he was a major general in the Union Army. Nicknamed "Fighting Dick" for his prowess on the battlefield, he was mortally wounded at the Battle of Antietam near Sharpsburg, Maryland, QUITE SCARE, A NICE IMAGE............................................
$250.00

51119 - COLONEL HIRAM BERDAN, Carte de Viste by Brady, near full standing pose in uniform. Hiram Berdan (September 6, 1824 - March 31, 1893) was an American engineer, inventor and military officer, world-renowned marksman, and guiding force behind and commanding colonel of the famed United States Volunteer Sharpshooter Regiments during the American Civil War. He was the inventor of the Berdan rifle, the Berdan center fire primer and numerous other weapons and accessories. A SCARCE IMAGE...........$395.00

51120 - GENERAL JAMES WADSWORTH, Carte de Viste by Anthony, seated pose in uniform with sword in lap, Wadsworth and his division's first test in combat was at the Battle of Chancellorsville in May 1863. He made a faltering start in maneuvering his men across the Rappahannock River below Fredericksburg and they ended up being only lightly engaged during the battle. His performance at the Battle of Gettysburg was much more substantial. Arriving in the vanguard of Maj. Gen. John F. Reynolds's I Corps on July 1, 1863, Wadsworth's division bore much of the brunt of the overwhelming Confederate attack that morning and afternoon. They were able to hold out against attacks from both the west and north, providing the time to bring up sufficient forces to hold the high ground south of town and eventually win the battle. But by the time the division retreated back through town to Cemetery Hill that evening, it had suffered over 50% casualties. Despite these losses, on the second day of battle, Wadsworth's division was assigned to the defense of part of Culp's Hill. When most of XII Corps was ordered to the left flank of the army, Wadsworth sent three regiments to reinforce the brigade of Brig. Gen. George S. Greene, which was holding the summit of the hill. Killed at the Battle of the Wilderness...................................$175.00

51121 - GENERAL MICHAEL CORCORAN, Carte de Viste by Fredericks, seated pose in uniform looking forward. Michael Corcoran (September 21, 1827 - December 22, 1863) was an Irish American general in the Union Army during the War and a close confidant of President Abraham Lincoln. As its colonel, he led the 69th New York Regiment to Washington, D.C. and was one of the first to serve in the defense of Washington by building Fort Corcoran. He then led the 69th into action at the First Battle of Bull Run. After promotion to brigadier general, he left the 69th and formed the Corcoran Legion, consisting of at least five other New York regiments. Placed in command of the 1st Division, VII Corps he was engaged in the Battle of Deserted House and took part in the siege of Suffolk. In late 1863, he was placed in command of a division in the XXII Corps and returned to serve in the Washington defenses. On December 22, 1863, while riding alone, his horse fell on him and he died from a fractured skull at the age of 36. A VERY DESIRABLE IMAGE...................................................SOLD

51122 - GENERAL JOSEPH MANSFIELD, Carte de Viste by Anthony/Brady, full standing pose in uniform hold sword. At Antietam, Mansfield personally led troops on his left flank, from the brigade of Brig. Gen. Samuel W. Crawford, in the East Woods. He returned ot the rear to bring up more troops, and when he reached the line again he saw soldiers from the 10th Maine Infantry regiment firing into the woods. Mansfield, assuming that men from Hooker's corps were in the woods, rode down the regimental line crying out, "You are firing on our own men!" The soldiers convinced Mansfield that in fact they were not and were receiving heavy fire from the woods. Mansfield replied, "Yes, yes, you are right," and just then his horse was hit and a bullet caught him squarely in the right chest. Writes Dr. Patrick Henry Flood, Surgeon, 107th NY Regiment, in a letter to his widow, "I found the clothing around his chest saturated  with blood, and upon opening them, found he was wounded in the right breast, the ball penetrating about two inches from the nipple, and passing out the back, near the edge of the shoulder blade. After being brought to a field hospital he died the next morning. Very fine........................................................$250.00



51123 - GENERAL BENJAMIN BUTLER
, Carte de Viste by Anthony, partial standing pose in uniform, commanded New Orleans in 1862, later moved to Virginia in the Army of the James, fine.............................................
$125.00


40716 - LT. NICHOLAS L. ROOSEVELT, USN [1847-92], Carte de Viste, no back mark, albumen photo taken of Roosevelt between 1870 - 73, midshipman 1864, graduated from Naval Academy 1868, Master 1870 of the ship ALASKA, Lt. August 1873. Waist up pose in uniform looking in appearance very close to his relative Teddy down to the glasses supported by a cord. Nicholas was the son of Samuel and Mary Jane (Horton) Roosevelt, of New York and Skaneateles, and the grandson of Nicholas J. and Lydia (Latrobe) Roosevelt of Skaneateles. He was born here in June of 1847, and grew up living in New York City and summering in the village. An 1868 graduate of the Naval Academy at Annapolis, Nicholas Roosevelt served with the U.S. expedition to Korea. This began as a diplomatic mission, but evolved into something more bellicose when Korean shore batteries fired upon two American ships. While the Korean cannons were primitive and their shots went astray, the Americans, in the person of Rear Admiral John Rodgers, demanded and apology, didn't get one, and so attacked the Korean forts. Lieutenant Roosevelt, who was serving as Master on the USS Alaska, commanded a group of gunboats which shelled the forts from the water while 600 sailors and Marines landed and stormed the forts on foot. The Koreans were armed with matchlock muskets, and when these proved to be ineffective, they threw rocks. Really. After a short battle, five Korean forts had been taken and 246 men were dead, of whom 243 were Korean. When Admiral Rodgers tried to use 20 wounded Korean prisoners as a bargaining chip, the Koreans said, "Keep them. They are all cowards." Lt. Roosevelt was "creditably mentioned in dispatches." Very fine............................................................$75.00

ORDER #28 IN NEW ORLEANS 1862

22002 - COLONEL HENRY DEMING, Carte de Viste by Prescott and Gage, Hartford, CT. Seated pose in uniform, Colonel of the 12th Connecticut and Military Mayor of New Orleans 1862 - 1863. Deming is remembered in New Orleans in connection with Butler's notorious "Woman Order." He was walking with Farragut in full uniform through the streets of the city when some unknown person, presumably a woman, emptied a can of dirty water over the two officers. It is said it was this offense among others that led Butler to issue the order. Very fine......................................................$200.00



1097A - GENERAL ALEXANDER ASBOTH
, Carte de Viste by Anthony. Bust pose of Asboth in his unusual uniform coat, wounded at Pea Ridge and the Battle of Marianna, Florida. Some scuff marks, un-trimmed, scarce...............................................
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9282 - EDWARD BATES, ATTORNEY GENERAL UNDER LINCOLN 1861-64
, Carte de Viste by Earles' Philadelphia. From life head and shoulders look. Originally a Senator from Missouri, very fine, crisp card..............................................
$185.00


9283 - JOHN BROWN
, Carte de Viste, no imprint, led the uprising at Harper's Ferry in 1859. Captured and executed by federal authorities. Rabid Abolitionist. The usual artist's depiction of Brown but a very sharp example. Fine..................................
$85.00

9287 - PRESIDENT GARFIELD AND HIS WIFE, Carte de Viste, busts of President James Garfield and his wife Lucretia. Garfield's presidency lasted just 200 days -- from March 4, 1881, until his death on September 19, 1881, as a result of being shot by assassin Charles J. Guiteau on July 2, 1881. Only William Henry Harrison's presidency, of 32 days, was shorter. Garfield was the second of four United States Presidents who were assassinated. President Garfield advocated a bi-metal monetary system, agricultural technology, an educated electorate, and civil rights for African-Americans. No imprint, very fine and scarce in a CDV form as most seen are cabinet photographs..................................................$135.00


7111 - GENERAL JOHN FOSTER, CDV by Brady, ¾ standing pose in uniform, May 27, 1823 - September 2, 1874) was a career military officer in the United States Army and a Union general during the American Civil War whose most distinguished services were in North and South Carolina. A post bellum expert in underwater demolition. He wrote the definitive treatise on the subject in 1869. He continued with the Army after the war, using his expertise as assistant to the Chief Engineer in Washington, DC and at a post on Lake Erie. From 1862 to December 1863, Foster commanded the Department of North Carolina. After the Emancipation Proclamation, he appointed Horace James, a Congregational minister, to help freedmen prepare for independent life, and directed a former contraband camp to be developed as the Freedmen's Colony of Roanoke Island. By 1864, 2200 freedmen were settled on household plots. Many worked for pay for the Army, which held the forts. Under President Andrew Johnson, after the war, the Army abandoned the colony. Most of the freedmen chose to return to the mainland for work. Near Mint card.................................$135.00

7112 - GENERAL JAMES RICKETTS, SIGNED CDV BY ALEXANDER GARDNER. A very rare view of Ricketts with his arm in a sling seated in uniform after being wounded. H was shot four times and captured at the First Battle of Bull Run on July 21, when his battery was overrun by Confederate infantry. For his personal bravery in the face of overwhelming odds, on that same day Ricketts was brevetted as a lieutenant colonel in the Regular Army. He was confined as a prisoner of war in Richmond, although his wife Fannie was allowed to travel to Richmond and stay with him as his nurse. On December 18, 1861, he was exchanged for Confederate Colonel Julius A. De Lagnel. Ricketts was not paroled until January 1862, when he was placed on medical leave to recuperate. On April 30, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln appointed Ricketts a brigadier general of volunteers to rank from July 21, 1861. The President had nominated Ricketts for the promotion on March 27, 1862, and the U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment on April 28, 1862. At the subsequent Battle of Antietam, he had two horses killed under him and he was badly injured when the second one fell on him. In July 1864, Ricketts and his command, numbering only 3,350 men, were hurried north to oppose Jubal Early's attack on Washington, D.C. Ricketts fought at the Battle of Monocracy under Major General Lew Wallace, suffering the heaviest losses while holding the Union left flank. For his service there, on December 12, 1864, President Lincoln nominated Ricketts for appointment to the brevet grade of major general of volunteers, to rank from August 1, 1864, and the U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment on February 14, 1865. Ricketts was engaged in Philip Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign. At the Battle of Cedar Creek, he commanded the VI Corps in the initial hours of the fighting but was wounded by a Minié ball through his chest that disabled him for life. Despite his poor health, he returned to command of his division two days before Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House, April 9, 1865. SIGNED BOLDLY ON THE FRONT OF THE CARD "JAMES RICKETTS BVT. MAJ. GENL".............................................$1,295.00

7114 - GENERAL DAVID HUNTER, CDV by Addis of Washington. BOLDLY SIGNED ON THE FRONT OF THE CARD BY HUNTER AS MAJOR GENERAL. Bust pose in uniform. David Hunter (July 21, 1802 - February 2, 1886) was a Union general in the American Civil War. He achieved fame by his unauthorized 1862 order (immediately rescinded) emancipating slaves in three Southern states and as the president of the military commission trying the conspirators involved with the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Hunter was a strong advocate of arming blacks as soldiers for the Union cause. After the Battle of Fort Pulaski, he began enlisting black soldiers from the occupied districts of South Carolina and formed the first such Union Army regiment, the 1st South Carolina (African Descent), which he was initially ordered to disband, but eventually got approval from Congress for his action. Very fine..........................................................$895.00

7115 GENERAL DANIEL SICKLES, Carte de Viste, SIGNED BY SICKLES TWICE, Gurney of NY. Bust pose of Sickles in uniform. Sickles became one of the most prominent political generals of the Civil War. At the Battle of Gettysburg, he insubordinately moved his III Corps to a position in which it was virtually destroyed, an action that continues to generate controversy; despite this, he would eventually be awarded the Medal of Honor in 1897. His combat career ended at Gettysburg when his leg was struck by cannon fire. After the war, Sickles commanded military districts during Reconstruction, served as U.S. Minister to Spain, and eventually returned to the U.S. Congress, where he made important legislative contributions to the preservation of the Gettysburg Battlefield. Sickles signs it on the front as Major General USA, and again on the reverse when Minister to Spain in 1870 dedicated to Honorable E. B. Hart [former Congressman]. Twice signed by Sickles...................................................................ON HOLD


7116 - GENERAL NATHANIAL BANKS
, Carte de Viste by Fredericks of NY. Seated pose of Banks in uniform wearing his campaign hat, holds gloves in his hands. Later Governor of Massachusetts, replaced Butler in command of the Dept. of the Gulf based at New Orleans, Port Hudson Campaign, ill-fated Red River Campaign in 1864. Choice photo and card.........................................
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7117 - GENERAL HORATIO WRIGHT
, Carte de Viste by Goldin of Washington, DC. Seated pose in his uniform wearing a corps badge. In May 1863, Wright was given command of the 1st Division in the VI Corps of the Army of the Potomac under Maj. Gen. John Sedgwick. His first battle in division command was Gettysburg in July 1863, where his corps was held in reserve. The corps saw action at Mine Run in November 1863, and the Battle of the Wilderness on May 5 to May 6, 1864. After General Sedgwick's death at Spotsylvania Court House on May 9, Wright assumed command of the VI Corps, receiving promotion as major general of volunteers (confirmed by the Senate this time) and brevet colonel in the regular army on May 12, 1864. Wright's corps fought at Cold Harbor from June 3 to June 12, 1864. In the Valley Campaigns of 1864, he was dispatched to Washington, DC, to defend against Confederate Lt. Gen. Jubal Early's raid on July 11 and July 12, 1864, commanding the Washington Emergency Defense Force, consisting of the VI, VIII, and XIX Corps. Wright commanded the VI Corps again during Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley campaign from August 6 to October 16, 1864. Wright directed fighting at Cedar Creek on October 19 before General Sheridan's arrival. In the Siege of Petersburg, the VI Corps was the first unit to break through the Confederate defenses, on April 2, 1865. Subsequently, operating under the command of Sheridan, it defeated Confederate forces at Sayler's Creek on April 6, 1865, resulting in the capture of a large number of Confederate soldiers, including Lt. Gen. Richard S. Ewell. For Wright's actions at Petersburg he was promoted to a brevet major general in the regular army. Excellent photo, card slightly trimmed at bottom, scarce...............................................
$120.00

7119 - GENERAL NATHANIAL LYON, Carte de Viste by Appleton of NY. A full standing pose in uniform with his sword at side. August 10, 1861 was the first Union general to be killed in the American Civil War and is noted for his actions in the state of Missouri at the beginning of the conflict. Lyon is a controversial figure in American history. Some credit his quick action and hard line Unionism for stopping the Missouri secession movement. Others question his influence peddling and his role in events such as the Camp Jackson Affair, which inflamed many Missourians on the secession issue. Trifle bottom trim, otherwise crisp and fresh.......................................................$95.00

7120 - GENERAL JOHN LOGAN, Carte de Viste by Webster & Bros, Louisville, KY. Blind imprint on front of card, large bust pose in uniform. Logan fought at Bull Run as an unattached volunteer to a Michigan regiment, and then returned to Washington, resigned his congressional seat, and entered the Union Army as Colonel of the 31st Illinois Volunteers, which he organized. He was known by his soldiers with the nickname "Black Jack" because of his black eyes and hair and swarthy complexion, and was regarded as one of the most able officers to enter the army from civilian life. He served in the army of Ulysses S. Grant in the Western Theater and was present at the Battle of Belmont, where his horse was killed, and at Fort Donelson, where he was wounded. Soon after the victory at Donelson, he was promoted to brigadier general, as of March 21, 1862. Major John Hotaling served as his chief of staff. During the Siege of Corinth, Logan commanded first a brigade and then the 1st Division of the Army of the Tennessee. In the spring of 1863, he was promoted to major general to rank from November 29, 1862. In Grant's Vicksburg Campaign, Logan commanded the 3rd Division of James B. McPherson's XVII Corps, which was the first to enter the city of Vicksburg in 1863, and after its capture, Logan served as its military governor. In November, 1863, he succeeded William Tecumseh Sherman in command of the XV Corps; and after the death of McPherson he commanded the Army of the Tennessee at the Battle of Atlanta (July 22, 1864) until relieved by Oliver O. Howard. He returned to Illinois for the 1864 elections but rejoined the army afterward and commanded his XV Corps in the Carolinas Campaign. Very fine........................................................$155.00

7121 - GENERAL JOHN LOGAN, Carte de Viste. From life seated pose, near mint card. Logan fought at Bull run as an unattached volunteer to a Michigan regiment, and then returned to Washington, resigned his congressional seat, and entered the Union army as Colonel of the 31st Illinois Volunteers, which he organized. He was known by his soldiers with the nickname "Black Jack" because his black eyes and hair and swarthy complexion, and was regarded as one of the most able officers to enter the army from civilian life. He served in the army of Ulysses S. Grant in the Western Theater and was present at the Battle  of Belmont, where his horse was killed, and at Fort Donelson, where he was wounded. Soon after the victory at Donelson, he was promoted to brigadier general, as of March 21, 1862. Major JOhn Hotaling served as his chief of staff. During the Siege of Corinth, Logan commanded first a brigade and then the 1st Division of the Army of the Tennessee. In the spring of 1863, he was promoted to major general to rank from November 29, 1862. In Grant's Vicksburg Campaign, Logan commanded the 3rd Division of James B. McPherson's XVII Corps, which was the first to enter the city of Vicksburg in 1863, and after its capture, Logan served as its military governor. In November 1863, he succeeded William Tecumseh Sherman in command of the XV Corps; and after the death of McPherson he commanded the Army of the Tennessee at the Battle of Atlanta (July 22, 1864) until relieved by Oliver O. Howard. He returned to Illinois for the 1864 elections but rejoined the army afterward and commanded his XV Corps in the Carolina Campaign. Very fine..........................................................$145.00

7122 - GENERAL HENRY HALLECK, Carte de Viste by Anthony. ¾ standing pose in uniform. A noted expert in military studies, he was known by a nickname that became derogatory, "Old Brains." He was an important participant in the admission of California as a state and became a successful lawyer and land developer. Early in the American Civil War, he was a senior Union Army commander in the Western Theater and then served for almost two years as general-in-chief of all U.S. armies. He was "kicked upstairs" to be chief of staff of the Army when Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, Halleck's former subordinate in the West, whose battlefield victories did much to advance Halleck's career, replaced him in 1864 as general-in-chief for the remainder of the war. Halleck was a cautious general who believed strongly in thorough preparations for battle and in the value of defensive fortifications over quick, aggressive action. He was a master of administration, logistics, and the politics necessary at the top of the military hierarchy, but exerted little effective control over field operations from his post in Washington, DC. Choice card...............................SOLD

7123 - GENERAL JOSEPH HOOKER, Carte de Viste by Anthony. Waist up pose in uniform. He distinguished himself as an aggressive combat commander leading a division in the Battle of Williamsburg, May 5, 1862, resulting in his promotion to major general. As a corps commander, he led the initial Union attacks at the Battle of Antietam, in which he was wounded. At the Battle of Fredericksburg, he commanded a "Grand Division" of two corps, and was ordered to conduct numerous futile frontal assaults that caused his men to suffer serious losses. Throughout this period, he conspired against and openly criticized his army commanders. Following the defeat at Fredericksburg, he was given command of the Army of the Potomac. Hooker planned an audacious campaign against Robert E. Lee, but he was defeated by the Confederate Army at the Battle of Chancellorsville. Hooker suddenly lacked the nerve to marshal the strength of his larger army against Lee, who boldly divided his army and routed a Union corps with a flank attack by Stonewall Jackson. Hooker began to pursue Lee at the start of the Gettysburg Campaign, but his poor performance at Chancellorsville prompted Abraham Lincoln to relieve him from command just prior to the Battle of Gettysburg. He returned to combat in November, leading two corps from the Army of the Potomac to help relieve the besieged Union Army at Chattanooga, Tennessee, and achieving an important victory at the Battle of Lookout Mountain during the Chattanooga Campaign. He continued in the Western Theater under Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman, but left before the end of the Atlanta Campaign when he was bypassed for a promotion to command the Army of the Tennessee. A nice bold card with a minute card trim difficult to notice....................................$125.00


7124 - GENERAL U.S. GRANT
, Carte de Viste. ¾ standing pose in uniform, hand in pocket. Vicksburg Campaign, later Commander in Chief of the Union Army. Accepted Lee's surrender at Appomattox in April 1865, later 18th President of the US. A nice from life pose of Grant, card has trifle top corner trim but an outstanding photograph..................................
$195.00


7125 - GENERAL IRWIN MCDOWELL
, Carte de Viste by Anthony/Brady. Seated pose with sword at side in uniform. His strategy during the First Battle of Bull Run was imaginative but ambitiously complex, and his troops were not experienced enough to carry it out effectively, resulting in an embarrassing rout. After the defeat at Bull Run, Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan was placed in command of the new Union Army defending Washington, the Army of the Potomac. McDowell commanded a division in the new army, but McClellan soon reorganized his command and McDowell was given I Corps the following spring. His corps stayed behind to defend Washington, and was eventually supposed to march to McClellan's support while the latter fought in the Peninsula Campaign; however, the nervous politicians who feared that General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's Valley Campaign would eventually attack Washington kept McDowell's 40,000 soldiers behind. Eventually, the three independent commands of Generals McDowell, John C. Frémont, and Nathaniel P. Banks were combined into Maj. Gen. John Pope's Army of Virginia and McDowell led the III Corps of that army. Because of his actions at Cedar Mountain, McDowell was eventually brevetted major general in the regular army; however, he was blamed for the subsequent disaster at Second Bull Run. He escaped culpability by testifying against Maj. Gen. Fitz John Porter, whom Pope court-martialed for alleged insubordination in that battle. Despite his formal escape, McDowell spent the following two years in effective exile from the leadership of the Army. Crisp and fresh card.............................................
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7127 - GENERAL EDWARD CANBY, Carte de Viste from life photo of Canby seated in uniform. In May 1864, Canby was promoted to major general and relieved Nathaniel P. Banks of his command at Simmesport, Louisiana. He next was assigned to the Midwest, where he commanded the Military Division of Western Mississippi. He was wounded in the upper thigh by a guerrilla while aboard the gunboat USS Cricket on the White River in Arkansas near Little Island on November 6, 1864. Canby commanded the Union forces assigned to conduct the campaign against Mobile, Alabama in the spring of 1865. This culminated in the Battle of Fort Blakely, which led to the fall of Mobile in April 1865. Canby accepted the surrender of the Confederate forces under General Richard Taylor in Citronelle, on May 4, 1865, and those under General Edmund Kirby Smith west of the Mississippi River on May 26, 1865. He was the only United States general to be killed during the later wars, and he died when assassinated at a peace talk with the Modoc in Northern California. Scarce, a nice bold photograph.................................................$160.00

7128 - GENERAL AMBROSE BURNSIDE, Carte de Viste by Fredericks. Waist up pose in uniform. Ambrose Everett Burnside (May 23, 1824 -- September 13, 1881) was an American soldier, railroad executive, inventor, industrialist, and politician from Rhode Island, serving as governor and a U.S. Senator. As a Union Army general in the American Civil War, he conducted successful campaigns in North Carolina and East Tennessee but was defeated in the disastrous Battle of Fredericksburg and Battle of the Crater, earning his reputation as one of the most incompetent generals of the war. His distinctive style of facial hair is now known as sideburns, derived from his last name. A choice and near mint card...............................................$125.00

7129 - GENERAL BENJAMIN BUTLER, Carte de Viste by Anthony. A from life pose of Butler in uniform seated facing left. During the American Civil War, he served as a major general in the Union Army. His policies regarding slaves as contraband, his administration of occupied New Orleans, his ineffectual leadership in the Bermuda Hundred Campaign, and the fiasco of Fort Fisher rank him as one of the most controversial political generals of the war. Butler was the first Eastern Union General to declare runaway Virginia slaves "contraband of war"; refusing to return them to their masters. He was widely reviled for years after the war by Southern whites, who gave him the nickname "Beast Butler." Although considered a hostile Union Army general while commanding New Orleans, Butler, through his Christian charity, made efforts to care for the poor and needy, having given $1,000 of his personal money to purchase food for those who were starving. As all business activity was shut down, Butler gave railroad and steam loading permits to operators, relieving the city of starvation. Butler received permission from the city to employ the poor to clean up the streets and under the supervision Col. T. B. Thorpe, a million dollars of land was added to the state from the Mississippi River deposits. At the request of Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant, Butler was relieved of duty on January 8, 1865 having failed to capture Fort Fisher. Near mint card....................................................SOLD

7130 - GENERAL SAMUEL CURTIS, Carte de Viste by Anthony. ¾ standing pose in uniform. When war broke out, he raised the 2nd Iowa Infantry and was assigned to organizing the chaotic affairs in Saint Louis. General Halleck gave Curtis command of the Army of the Southwest on Christmas Day, 1861. After Pea Ridge, Curtis continued the campaign, eventually capturing Helena, Arkansas on July 12th, 1862. He was promoted to Major General for his successes at Pea Ridge. In September, 1862, Curtis was given command of the Department of Missouri, although President Lincoln was soon forced to reassign him because of a bitter dispute between Curtis and Missouri's governor over Curtis' abolitionist views. He took to the field once again in 1864 against Sterling Price's invasion of Missouri. He ended Price's plans at the Battle of Westport (near present day Kansas City, Missouri). Curtis ended the war as commander of the Department of the Northwest, dealing with issues on the frontier. Fresh card, quite nice....................................................$95.00

7131 - GENERAL GEORGE THOMAS, Carte de Viste by Anthony. Waist up pose from life in uniform. Thomas served in the Mexican-American War and later chose to remain with the United States Army for the Civil War, despite his heritage as a Virginian. He won one of the first Union victories in the war, at Mill Springs in Kentucky and served in important subordinate commands at Perryville and Stones River. His stout defense at the Battle of Chickamauga in 1863 saved the Union Army from being completely routed, earning him his most famous nickname, the "Rock of Chickamauga." He followed soon after with a dramatic breakthrough on Missionary Ridge in the Battle of Chattanooga. In the Franklin-Nashville Campaign of 1864, he achieved one of the most decisive victories of the war, destroying the army of Confederate General John Bell Hood, at the Battle of Nashville. Thomas had a successful record in the Civil War, but he failed to achieve the historical acclaim of some of his contemporaries, such as Ulysses S. Grant and William T. Sherman. He developed a reputation as a slow, deliberate general who shunned self-promotion and who turned down advancements in position when he did not think they were justified. After the war, he did not write memoirs to advance his legacy. He also had an uncomfortable personal relationship with Grant, which served him poorly as Grant advanced in rank and eventually to the presidency. A nice card, crisp and fresh....................................................SOLD

7132 - GENERAL FRANZ SIGEL, Carte de Viste from life pose ¾ standing view. Sigel was promoted to major general on March 21, 1862. He served as a division commander in the Shenandoah Valley and fought unsuccessfully against Maj. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson, who managed to outwit and defeat the larger Union force in a number of small engagements. He commanded the I Corps in Maj. Gen. John Pope's Army of Virginia at the Second Battle of Bull Run, another Union defeat, where he was wounded in the hand. Over the winter of 1862-63, Sigel commanded the XI Corps, consisting primarily of German immigrant soldiers, in the Army of the Potomac. During this period, the corps saw no action; it stayed in reserve during the Battle of Fredericksburg. Sigel had developed a reputation as an inept general, but his ability to recruit and motivate German immigrants kept him alive in a politically sensitive position. Many of these soldiers could speak little English beyond "I'm going to fight mit Sigel," which was their proud slogan and which became one of the favorite songs of the war. They were quite disgruntled when Sigel left the corps in February 1863, and was replaced by Maj. Gen. Oliver O. Howard, who had no immigrant affinities. Fortunately for Sigel, the two black marks in the XI Corps' reputation--Chancellorsville and Gettysburg--would occur after her was relieved. Very fine..............................................$135.00

7133 - GENERAL ROSECRANS, Carte de Viste by Anthony. Seated pose of Rosecrans with map in lap. Given command of the Army of the Cumberland, he fought against Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg at Stones River, and later outmaneuvered him in the brilliant Tullahoma Campaign, driving the Confederates from Middle Tennessee. His strategic movements then caused Bragg to abandon the critical city of Chattanooga, but Rosecrans' pursuit of Bragg ended during the bloody Battle of Chickamauga, where his unfortunately worded order mistakenly opened a gap in the Union line and Rosecrans and a third of his army were swept from the field. Besieged in Chattanooga, Rosecrans was relieved of command by Grant. A fresh and attractive card....................................................$120.00

7134 - GENERAL PHILIP SHERIDAN, Carte de Viste by Anson of NY. From life pose slightly facing right. Sheridan was a career United States Army officer and a Union general in the American Civil War. His career was noted for his rapid rise to major general and his close association with Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, who transferred Sheridan from command of an infantry division in the Western Theater to lead the Cavalry Corps of the Army of the Potomac in the East. In 1864, he defeated Confederate forces in the Shenandoah Valley and his destruction of the economic infrastructure of the valley, called "The Burning" by residents, was one of the first uses of scorched earth tactics in the war. In 1865, his cavalry pursued Gen. Robert E. Lee and was instrumental in forcing his surrender at Appomattox. Sheridan prosecuted the later years of the Indian Wars of the Great Plains. Both as a soldier and private citizen, he was instrumental in the development and protection of Yellowstone National Park. In 1883 Sheridan was appointed general-in-chief of the U.S. Army, and in 1888 he was promoted to the rank of General of the Army during the term of President Grover Cleveland. Choice card............................................$180.00

7136 - GENERAL WINFIELD SCOTT, Carte de Viste Fredericks of NY. Seated pose holding his sword. Mexican War commander of US forces. Known as "Old Fuss and Feathers" and the "Grand Old Man of the Army," he served on active duty as a general longer than any other man in American history, and many historians rate him the best American commander of his time. Over the course of his forty-seven-year career, he commanded forces in the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, the Black Hawk War, the Second Seminole War, and briefly, the American Civil War, conceiving the Union strategy known as the Anaconda Plan that would be used to defeat the Confederacy. He served as Commanding General of the United States Army for twenty years, longer than any other holder of the office......................................................SOLD

7137 - GENERAL FITZ JOHN PORTER, Carte de Viste by Anthony. Standing outdoor by a huge US flag in uniform. Fitz John Porter (August 31, 1822 - May 21, 1901) (sometimes written FitzJohn Porter or Fitz-John Porter) was a career United States Army officer and a Union General during the American Civil War. He is most known for his performance at the Second Battle of Bull Run and his subsequent court martial. Although Porter served well in the early battles of the Civil War, his military career was ruined by the controversial trial, which was called by his political rivals. After the war, he worked for almost 25 years to restore his tarnished reputation and was finally restored to the army's roll. Attractive card, one corner slightly tipped..................................................$110.00

7138 - GENERAL JOHN POPE, Carte de Viste by Anthony. Waist up pose of Pope in uniform. Pope was a career United States Army officer and Union general in the American Civil War. He had a brief but successful career in the Western Theater, but he is best known for his defeat at the Second Battle of Bull Run (Second Manassas) in the East. Pope was a graduate of the United States Military Academy in 1842. He served in the Mexican-American War and had numerous assignments as a topographical engineer and surveyor in Florida, New Mexico, and Minnesota. He spent much of the last decade before the Civil War surveying possible southern routes for the proposed First Transcontinental Railroad. He was an early appointee as a Union brigadier general of volunteers and served initially under Maj. Gen. John C. Frémont, with whom he had a stormy relationship. He achieved initial success against Brig. Gen. Sterling Price in Missouri and then led a successful campaign that captured Island No. 10 on the Mississippi River. Pope's success in the West inspired the Lincoln administration to bring him to the troubled Eastern Theater to lead the newly formed Army of Virginia. He initially alienated many of his officers and men by publicly denigrating their record in comparison to his Western command. He launched an offensive against the Confederate army of General Robert E. Lee, in which he feel prey to a strategic turning movement into his rear areas by Maj. Gen. Stonewall Jackson. At Second Bull Run, he concentrated his attention on attacking Jackson while the other Confederate corps, under Maj. Gen. James Longstreet, executed a devastating assault into his flank, routing his army. He deflected some of the blame for the defeat by wrongfully accusing Brig. Gen. Fitz John Porter of disobeying his orders. Choice card........................................$100.00

7139 - GENERAL GEORGE MEADE, Carte de Viste by Henszey & Co. of Philadelphia. Bust pose from life facing left. Meade was a career United States Army officer and civil engineer involved in coastal construction, including several lighthouses. He fought with distinction in the Second Seminole War and Mexican-American War. During the American Civil War, he served as a Union general, rising from command of a brigade to the Army of the Potomac. He is best known for defeating Confederate General Robert E. Lee at the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. Slight trim to tips, otherwise fine.................................$125.00



7141 - CAPTAIN WILLIARD C. KINSLEY, 39TH MASS VOL.
, Carte de Viste by Chute of Boston, Mass. ¾ standing pose. Originally enlisted in the 5th Mass. Infantry July 1861, Captain Co. K, 39th Mass Infantry, wounded at White Oak Road, VA and died of wounds, April 2nd, 1865. Fine with excellent clarity.........................................
$150.00



7142 - MAJOR BENJAMIN F. MESERVEY, 18TH MASS. INFANTRY
, Carte de Viste by Cook of Weymouth Landing, Mass. Full standing pose in uniform. Commissioned in Co. K, 18th Mass. 8/24/61. Wounded at 2nd Bulls Run, 8/30/1862. He is shown standing with two 5th Corps badges. He fought at many major battles including Antietam, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and many more. Very fine, light artist tinting to carpet and chair cushion............................
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7144 - SURGEON JOSEPH B. BROWN, BVT. GENERAL, Carte de Viste by J. Sidney Brown of St. Louis. Bust pose in uniform signed by Brown on the front. He served in Michigan, Oregon, and other western posts until the Civil War. He was commissioned Surgeon (Major) by President Lincoln on July 4, 1861 and ultimately assigned as Medical Director - 4th Corps., Army of the Potomac under General Keyes. He served during the entire Peninsular Campaign of Gen. McClellan from Yorktown to Malvern Hill. He authored a 4 page report of these actions and the medical care of the wounded in the Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion. Suffering from exposure, he was reassigned duty with the Assistant Surgeon General's Office, St. Louis and then in Louisville, KY. He then was assigned to the hospital at Fort Columbus, New York Harbor. Here, he served valiantly after the Civil War treating patients during the cholera epidemic. In fact, he was promoted to Lt. Col., and then Brig General "for meritorious service at Fort Columbus, NY, where cholera prevailed." The CDV's corners have been slightly tipped to allow entry into an album. Card is fresh and attractive otherwise. Accompanying the CDV is Brown's Bible published in Baltimore in 1816 that belonged to his Father Rufus Brown [stamped R. Brown on the cover (3" X 5"X 2") that Surgeon Brown has noted in ink his family's genealogy in pen back to ancestors in Holland. Surgeon Brown carried this bible with him during the war. Covers scuffed but intact. From the Collection of Dr. Paul Johnson. 2 items, signed CDV and bible.......................................SOLD



7146 - SOLDIER POSING WITH A FRENCH VINCENNES RIFLE
, Carte de Viste of a Union soldier posing with a Model 1859 Vincennes rifle. This contemporary CDV was taken from a case image but has excellent detail. A scarce rifle. Fine..............................
$110.00


5137 - GENERAL ABNER DOUBLEDAY, Carte de Viste by Fredericks of NY. Profile pose in uniform facing left. He fired the first shot in defense of Fort Sumter, the opening battle of the war, and had a pivotal role in the early fighting at the Battle of Gettysburg. Gettysburg was his finest hour, but his relief by Maj. Gen. George G. Meade caused lasting enmity between the two men. At the start of the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1, 1863, Doubleday's division was the second infantry division on the field to reinforce the cavalry division of Brig. Gen. John Buford. When his corps commander, Maj. Gen. John F. Reynolds, was killed very early in the fighting, Doubleday found himself in command of the corps. His men fought well in the morning, putting up a stout resistance, but as overwhelming Confederate forces massed against them, their line eventually broke and they retreated back through the town of Gettysburg to the relative safety of Cemetery Hill south of town. It was Doubleday's finest performance during the war, five hours leading 9,500 men against ten Confederate brigades that numbered more than 16,000. Seven of those brigades incurred casualties that ranged from 35 to 50 percent, indicating the ferocity of the Union defense. But on Cemetery Hill, the I Corps, could muster only a third of its men as effective for duty and the corps was essentially destroyed as a combat force for the rest of the battle; it would be decommissioned in March 1864, its surviving units combined into other corps. On July 2, 1863, Army of the Potomac commander Maj. Gen. George G. Meade replaced Doubleday with Maj. Gen. John Newton, a more junior officer from another corps. The ostensible reason was a report by XI Corps commander Maj. Gen. Oliver O. Howard that Doubleday's corps broke first, causing the entire Union line to collapse, but Meade also had a long history of disdain for Doubleday's combat effectiveness, dating back to South Mountain. Doubleday was humiliated by this snub and held a lasting grudge against Meade, but he returned to division command and fought well for the remainder of the battle. He was wounded in the neck on the second day of Gettysburg and received a brevet promotion to Colonel in the regular army for his service. He formally requested reinstatement as I Corps commander, but Meade refused, and Doubleday left Gettysburg on July 7 for Washington. Card is in superb condition.................................$495.00

5139 - GENERAL DANIEL SICKLES, Carte de Viste, no imprint but from life. Bust view facing to the left. Corps Commander at Gettysburg. During the height of the Confederate attack, Sickles fell victim to a cannonball that mangled his right leg. He was carried by a detail of soldiers to the shade of the Trostle farmhouse, where a saddle strap was applied as a tourniquet. He ordered his aide, Major Harry Tremain, "Tell General Birney he must take command." As he was carried by stretcher to the III Corps hospital on the Taneytown Road, he bravely attempted to raise his soldiers' spirits by grinning and puffing on a cigar along the way. His leg was amputated that afternoon. He insisted on being transported back to Washington, D.C., which he reached on July 4, 1863, bringing some of the first news of the great Union victory, and starting a public relations campaign to ensure his version of the battle prevailed. On the afternoon of July 5, President Lincoln and his son, Tad, visited General Sickles, as he was recovering in Washington. Very fine..............................................$250.00


42928 - DANIEL WEBSTER, Carte de Viste by Anthony. From life photograph facing right. Daniel Webster (January 18, 1782 - October 24, 1852) was a leading American statesman and senator from Massachusetts during the period leading up to the Civil War. He was one of the nation's most prominent conservatives, leading opposition to Democrat Andrew Jackson and the Democratic Party. He was a spokesman for modernization, banking and industry, but not for the common people who composed the base of his enemies in Jacksonian Democracy. During his 40 years in national politics, Webster served in the House of Representatives for 10 years (representing New Hampshire), in the Senate for 19 years (representing Massachusetts), and was appointed the Secretary of State under three presidents. Webster took part in several key U.S. Supreme Court cases which established important constitutional precedents that bolstered the authority of the federal government. As Secretary of State, he negotiated the Webster-Ashburton Treaty, which established the definitive eastern border between the United States and Canada. Chiefly recognized for his Senate tenure, Webster was a key figure in the institution's "Golden days." Webster was considered the Northern member of a trio known as the "Great Triumvirate," with his colleagues Henry Clay from the West (Kentucky) and John C. Calhoun from the South (South Carolina). As with his fellow Whig Henry Clay, Webster wanted to see the Union preserved and civil war averted. They both worked for compromises to stave off the sectionalism that threatened war between the North and the South. Webster tried and failed three times to become President of the United States. Very fine.........................................$95.00

42931 - CHAPLAIN OF THE 22ND MASS REV. JOHN PIERPOINT, FAMOUS POET, Carte de Viste by Anthony, Chaplain Pierpoint seated in his Chaplain's uniform holding a kepi with the emblem of the 22nd Mass. Mint condition. John Pierpoint (April 6, 1785 - August 27, 1866) was an American poet, who was also successively a teacher, lawyer, merchant, and Unitarian minister. His most famous poem is The Airs of Palestine.........................................$200.00

42932 - SURGEON WILLIAM HAYES, Carte de Viste by Wenderoth & Taylor of Philadelphia. Bust pose in uniform, noted on verso "Medical Director, 1st Division, Army of West Virginia, August 1863." Along with the CDV of Hayes are identified photos of his wife and two daughters. 4 CDV's [other 3 CDV's various backmarks] in all identified in period ink and dated, condition in near mint for the group................................................$225.00


34001 - FAIRFAX COURTHOUSE, VIRGINIA, JUNE 1863, Wet plate albumen photograph, 2.5" X 3.0", overall size 2.75" X 3.75" card. Negative by O'Sullivan positive by Alexander Gardner, no imprint. The village of Fairfax Courthouse, Virginia, eighteen miles from Washington, was previous to the rebellion, one of the loveliest of the State. Numbering about three thousand inhabitants, with three large hotels, two fine churches, and a flourishing female institute, the place had become of considerable importance at the time of secession, from which it was the first to suffer. Each of the many commands which occupied the town during the war added to the work of devastation commenced in 1861, and long before peace was announced its comeliness had departed. Its best houses were burned, the churches were converted into hospitals, and then into stables, while the venerable courthouse was stripped of its wood-work, leaving only the naked walls and roof. In 1864, loop-holes were cut through the sides of the building for riflemen and troops stationed in it to repel any attack that might be made by guerillas that constantly hovered in the vicinity. The records kept here were of great historical interest, dating from the early settlement of Virginia, and including many documents in the writing of General Washington. A great number of these were carried off by curiosity hunters in the sacking which took place in September, 1862, and a still greater number were ruthlessly destroyed by the soldiery. Generals McClellan and Hooker each temporarily had their headquarters here when in command of the Army of the Potomac as did also the lamented Sumner, and other officers of equal rank. The battle-field of Bull Run is ten miles distant, and Chantilly, where the gallant Kearney and Stephens fell, but five miles away. Sharp print, very light tone to mount on verso...................................................$150.00

34002 - BATTERY #1 BEFORE YORKTOWN, VA, MAY 1862, Wet plate albumen photograph, 2.5" X 3.0", overall size 2.75" X 3.75" card. Negative by Wood & Gibson positive by Alexander Gardner, no imprint. When Gen. McClellan undertook to capture the Confederate Army on the Peninsula by siege. He commenced to construct a line of works from the York to the James River, across the narrow neck of the Peninsula, in front of Yorktown. The first battery was located on the York River, about a mile and three-quarters from Confederate's wharves and their main works in front of Yorktown. It was built by the First Connecticut artillery, Col. Tyler, and had six of the heaviest rifled guns ever mounted in a land battery, namely, one 200-pound Parrott and five 100-pounders. The guns were mounted on heavy wrought-iron carriages, and could only be fired once in fifteen minutes. The muzzles of the guns were about five feet from the ground, and the bottom of the carriages about ten feet below the surface. The dirt thrown out of the excavation was banked up in front of the guns, and kept from falling in by wicker baskets, constructed by the Engineer Corps, and filled with earth. On the top of these were piled bags of sand, and the whole sodded, making an embankment of thirty feet thick in front of the guns. The enemy fired a number of solid shot and shell into this bank from an English sixty-four rifled gun, but none of them did any damage, or entered over ten feet into the earth. Very fine...............................................$150.00

34003 - BATTERY #1 NEAR YORKTOWN, VA, MAY 1862, Wet plate albumen photograph, 2.5" X 3.0", overall size 2.75" X 3.75" card. Negative by Wood & Gibson positive by Alexander Gardner, no imprint. This, the best constructed of all the works thrown up for the bombardment of the rebel lines, was built in the orchard of the Farinholt House, near Yorktown, and was so completely concealed behind the little crest rising from the shore of the York River, as to be quite undistinguishable from the enemy's lines, except when the smoke of the guns revealed its existence. The ordnance consisted of five 100-pounders, and one of 200, all Parrot guns. The rebels, in trying to return the deadly fire of this artillery, burst one of their largest rifle guns, with fatal effect upon the cannonries. That the fire of battery "Number One" contributed largely to the reasons for evacuating the stronghold, there can be no doubt, the rebels wisely reasoning that if one battery could accomplish so much, what might not be the result if all opened. This earthwork was occupied by the Zouaves, Fifth Regiment New York Volunteers, commanded by Colonel, afterwards General G. K. Warren. Very fine...............................................................$150.00

34004  - BATTERY #4, NEAR YORKTOWN, VA, MAY 1862, Wet plate albumen photograph, 2.5" X 3.0", overall size 2.75" X 3.75" card. Negative by Wood & Gibson positive by Alexander Gardner, no imprint. This represents one of the batteries planted for the bombardment of Yorktown. In places subjected to mortar fire, the men construct bomb proofs, and place a sentinel on the watch, to give warning of the approach of a shell, and enable every man to seek shelter till the explosion of the missile. If the bombardment is continuous, the troops remain under cover, unless absolutely required to man the works. The mortars of Battery No. 4 were of thirteen inch caliber, and required great labor to place them in position. As the fire of mortar is entirely a work of calculation, it is not necessary for the gunners to see the object against which the shells are directed, and accounts for the position of this Battery under the high bank. Sharp photo, slight blemish really unaffecting quality of the image.......................$110.00

34005 - PONTOON BRIDGE ACROSS THE POTOMAC AT BERLIN, MD, Wet plate albumen photograph, 2.5" X 3.0", overall size 2.75" X 3.75" card by Alexander Gardner, no imprint. Berlin is a quiet little village on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, twelve miles from Point of Rocks. A fine bridge connected it with the Virginia shore until June, 1861, when the Confederates sacrificed it to the spirit of destruction that ruined Harper's Ferry and laid waste the pleasant places of the border. Its inhabitants, numbering about five hundred, are dependent principally for support upon the business of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, which passes the place, and during the war, from the interruption of navigation necessarily suffered much hardship. The bivouac of the Army of the Potomac in its vicinity in 1862 first introduced its name to the country, and it has fallen again into the partial oblivion that has hidden much more pretentious villages. Here McClellan had his headquarters after the battle of Antietam, and the troops crossed into Virginia, marching down through London to Rectortown and Warrenton, and thence to Fredericksburg. The Photograph only shows the village and a small portion of the Maryland shore, from which no adequate impression can be formed of the beauty of the surrounding scenery. The river at this point is obstructed by scattered rocks, and with the wooded hills that slope precipitously to the water's edge, forms one of the most charming pictures of the Potomac. Very fine...................................................$150.00


1291 - ARMY OF THE POTOMAC SECRET SERVICE, Wet plate albumen photograph by A. Gardner, no imprint. 2.5" X 3.0", overall size 2.74" X 3.75" card. Taken by Alexander Gardner. Scouts of an army undergo more hardship and brave greater peril than any other class. Secrecy being their only safety, their heroic deeds pass unrecorded, and when the altogether forgotten. Volumes might be written of their heroic deeds, and the historian of the rebellion will have failed in his duty if he neglects to chronicle the instances of their exploits. Every army had its scouts, but none proved more efficient than those of the Army of the Potomac. The individuals in this group were attached to the Secret Service Department of the Army of the Potomac when conducted by Major Allen Pinkerton. Their faces are indexes of the character required for such hazardous work. Men of iron nerve and indomitable perseverance, they braved the halter with perfect consciousness of their peril, and seldom failed in an undertaking. Gardner took this photo at Berlin, MD, October 1862. Excellent contrast, a very scarce image............................................................................$550.00

1292 - A SHARPSHOOTER'S LAST SLEEP, GETTYSBURG, JULY 1863, Wet plate albumen photograph. 2.5" X 3.0", overall size 2.75" x 3.75" card. Taken by Alexander Gardner, no imprint. A burial party, searching for dead on the borders of the Gettysburg battlefield, found, in a secluded spot, a sharpshooter lying as he fell when struck by the bullet. His cap and gun were evidently thrown behind him by the violence of the shock, and the blanket, partly shown, indicates that he had selected this as a permanent position from which to annoy the enemy. How many skeletons of such men are bleaching today in out of the way places no one can tell. Now and then the visitor to a battlefield finds the bones of some man shot as this one was, but there are hundreds that will never be known of, and will moulder into nothingness among the rocks. There were several regiments of Sharpshooters employed on both sides during the war, and many distinguished officers lost their lives at the hands of the riflemen. The first regiment was composed of men selected from each of the Loyal States, who brought their own rifles, and could snuff a candle at a hundred yards. Some of the regiments tried almost every variety of arms, but generally found the Western rifle most effective. The men were seldom used in line, but were taken to the front and allowed to choose their own positions. Some climbed into bushy trees, and lashed themselves to the branches to avoid falling if wounded. Others secreted themselves behind logs and rocks, and not a few dug little pits, into which they crept, lying close to the ground and rendering it almost impossible for an enemy to hit them. Occasionally a Federal and Confederate Sharpshooter would be brought face to face, when each would resort to every artifice to kill the other. Hats would be elevated upon sticks, and powder flashed on a piece of paper, to draw the opponent's fire, not always with success, however, and sometimes many hours would elapse before either party could get a favorable shot. When the armies were entrenched, as at Vicksburg and Richmond, the sharpshooters frequently secreted themselves so as to defy discovery, and picked off officers without the Confederate riflemen being able to return the fire. Great contrast, a most desirable view........................................................................$495.00

1293 - ANTIETAM BRIDGE, MARYLAND, Wet plate albumen photograph. 2.5" X 3.0", overall size 2.75" X 3.75" card. Taken by Alexander Gardner. No imprint. The bridge described by Garner as being the structure on the turnpike leading from Boonsboro to Sharpsburg. Traces of the recent engagement are evident in the overturned stone wall, the shattered fences. The cavalry of the Army of the Potomac had captured this bridge after a sharp fight. One of the most memorable of the Gardner views.........................................................$350.00

1296 - WHAT DO I WANT, JOHN HENRY, Wet plate albumen photograph. 2.5" X 3.0", overall size 2.75" X 3.75" card. By Alexander Gardner, no imprint, Warrenton, VA, November 1862. White soldier sitting facing young black servant, who is holding bottle and cake with two other soldiers sitting and one standing in front of two tents. One of the soldiers is Brevet Major J. R. Coxe, who was in charge of the camp commissary. Scarce view of a Negro contraband in a partial uniform. Sharp image, very desirable................................$295.00

1297 - THE SLAVES PEN AT ALEXANDRIA, Wet plate albumen photograph. 2.5" X 3.0", overall size 2.75" X 3.75" card. Negative by Pywell, Positive by A. Gardner, no imprint. Taken August 1863, the building used by Price, Birch & Company for the sale of slaves was located at 283 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA. It was later used as a military prison by the Federals. A scarce view published by Gardner. Very fine..............................................$295.00

1298 - CONFEDERATE PRISONERS AT FAIRFAX COURTHOUSE, JUNE 1863, Wet plate albumen photograph. 2.5" X 3.0", overall size 2.75" X 3.75" card. Negative by O'Sullivan Positive by A. Gardner, no imprint. A group of Confederate cavalrymen captured by Pleasanton at the Battle of Aldie that took place at the foot of the Bull Run range of hills in Loudoun County. Pleasanton attacked and drove them five miles across the country with Generals Buford and Gregg leading their divisions in the fight. A very desirable Gardner photograph. Very fine.........................................................$495.00

31101 - INTERIOR OF THE BREASTWORKS AT ROUND TOP, GETTYSBURG, Wet plate albumen photograph. 2.5" X 3.0", overall size 2.75" X 3.75" card, no imprint. Negative by O'Sullivan Positive by Gardner. Union defensive position at Little Round Top on the battlefield at Gettysburg in Pennsylvania, USA, Little Round Top Hill saw some of the fiercest fighting of the Battle of Gettysburg, the decisive engagement of the war. On 2 July the Confederate 15th Alabama Regiment were repulsed by the Union 20th Maine Infantry, defending the hill. Defeat at Gettysburg marked the end of General Robert E. Lee's planned invasion of the north..........................................................$425.00

31102 - THE SLAUGHTER PEN, BATTLEFIELD AT GETTYSBURG, Wet plate albumen photograph. 2.5" X 3.0", overall size 2.75" X 3.75" card, no imprint. Negative by O'Sullivan Positive by Alexander Gardner. Little Round Top Hill saw some of the fiercest fighting of the Battle of Gettysburg, the decisive engagement of the war. On 2nd July, the Confederate 15th Alabama Regiment were repulsed by the Union 20th Maine Infantry, defending the hill. Defeat at Gettysburg marked the end of General Robert E. Lee's planned invasion of the north. This was taken by Gardner on July 6th, 1863. Excellent clarity, very fine..................................$450.00 

31103 - TROSSEL HOUSE BATTLEFIELD AT GETTYSBURG, Wet plate albumen photograph. 2.5" X 3.0", overall size 2.75" X 3.75" card, no imprint. Negative by O'Sullivan, Positive by Alexander Gardner. View of the Trossel House on the Gettysburg battlefield showing the dead horses of the 9th Massachusetts Battery. General Sickles had his command near here and lost his leg due to a wound received near this house. Thousands of dead and wounded were strewn over the fields adjacent to this House, and graves of Confederates can be found in every direction. The trees are scarred by bullets, marks of cannon-shot and shell disfigure the buildings, and the remains of the hastily constructed breastworks, with moldering fragments of accoutrements, still show where the lines of battle were engaged. Very fine...................................................................$450.00

31104 - HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC AT GETTYSBURG, MEADE'S HEADQUARTERS, Wet plate albumen photograph. 2.5" X 3.0", overall size 2.75" X 3.75" card. By Alexander Gardner, negative by O'Sullivan, no imprint. On the first of July, Reynolds, with the First Corps, engaged the Confederates at Gettysburg, and after a gallant struggle, in which that officer was killed, the Corps, reinforced by the Eleventh, retired to the strong position on Cemetery Ridge. General Meade first heard of the engagement and its result at Taneytown, ten miles away, about sundown. Orders were at once dispatched for the other Corps to march for the Westminster, and shortly after midnight the General and staff pushed on to Gettysburg, establishing headquarters at this house. The second of July was one of the loveliest days of the season, and with the exception of occasional shots between the advanced picket lines, remained perfectly quiet until three o'clock. The headquarter, however, throughout the day presented a most animated appearance. Commanding officers and couriers were constantly arriving and departing, while the staff officers and escort lounged in the shade about the house, or slept on the green turf, gathering strength for the conflict momentarily expected to commence. In the afternoon, Sickles, with the Third Corps, was attacked by the enemy, and the battle finally became general, the First, Fifth, Sixth and Eleventh participating, with the Second and Twelfth in reserve in the rear of the right wing. The headquarters, from its exposed position, at once became the center of a terrible artillery fire. Shot and shell plunged through the building in quick succession, and made sad havoc with the group about it. In a few minutes, a number were killed, and the General was soon compelled to withdraw, leaving dead and struggling horses on every side. On the third day, the house was exposed to even a more severe fir, which threatened to utterly annihilate it...................................$350.00

31109 - RUINS AT MANASSAS JUNCTION, MARCH 1862, Wet plate albumen photograph. 2.5" X 3.0", overall size 2.75" X 3.75" card. Negative by Barnard & Gibson, Positive by Alexander Gardner, no imprint. Early in March, 1862, the rebel army, under Gen. Johnson, evacuated Centreville and Manassas, (their Northern line), and commenced a retreat towards Richmond. It was orderly and well conducted fro several days, but as the last trains were leaving, some of the soldiers fired a bridge south of the junction, supposing that all the trains had gone. Two, however, had not left, and these were at once fired, together with the surrounding buildings, used by the Railroad Company for depot, machine and repair shops, & etc. Everything was destroyed, except half a dozen cars, which contained flour and some camp equipage of a South Carolina Brigade, and which for some reason escaped the conflagration. The only wooden turn-table was uninjured, and is a fair sample of the old fashioned equipage of the Orange and Alexandria Road, at that period. A few mud huts, and about fifty broken down wagons, and the usual debris of a winter's camp, were the sole remnants of the rebel army, which, like the Arabs, had folded its tents, and silently stolen away. Manassas Junction was but a level plain, as seen by the photograph, and with neither natural or artificial works of any strength, the fortifications at that time consisting only of rude mud banks..................................................................$150.00

31111 - FORTIFICATIONS AT MANASSAS, Wet plate albumen photograph. 2.5" X 3.0", overall size 2.75" X 3.75" card. Negative by Barnard & Gibson, Positive by Alexander Gardner, no imprint. This sketch represents a portion of the Confederate fortifications at Manassas after their occupation by the Federal Army. The works were laid out by General Beauregard, well known as an engineer of great ability; but their construction illustrates the inexperience in military matters of the men who rallied at this spot to resist the authority of the Government. The casks were filled with earth, and were intended to supply the lack of more suitable gabions, but would have offered very little resistance to artillery. The flooring was laid for the use of the guns, the four short posts marking the embrasure. The interior of the works was badly drained, and the trenches were almost constantly filled with stagnant water. The fortifications formed a semi-circle about four miles in length, but contiguous to this position were the ridges and earthworks of Centreville, extending the line to nearly fifteen miles. The armament consisted principally of six and twelve-pounder field batteries, with a few old fashioned thirty-twos, brought from the Norfolk Navy Yard. Located, however, upon high table-land, bounded by ravines and the almost impenetrable thickets bordering Bull Run, the works did not require, very heavy ordnance. Had they been assaulted, the musket and bayonet would have proved far more serviceable in repelling the attack than artillery, although there is no doubt that the small number of heavy cannon was attributable to their scarcity in the South rather than to confidence in the natural strength of the position. The fortifications are now rapidly being leveled, and in a few years will have entirely disappeared. The soil composing them is of a light character, and washes away in every rain, filling up the ditches and reducing the sharply defined works to sloping mounds, over which the farmer's plow is already turning the furrow. Light tone to card, photo excellent.................................................$150.00

31113 - RUINS OF THE STONE BRIDGE, BULL RUN, VA. MARCH 1862, Wet plate albumen photograph. 2.5" X 3.0", overall size 2.75" X 3.75" card. Negative by Barnard & Gibson, Positive by Alexander Gardner, no imprint. This sketch represents a portion of the fied of the battle of Bull Run, fought on the 21st of July, 1861, by the forces under Gen. McDowell said: "The enemy has planted a battery on the Warrenton turnpike to defend the passage of Bull Run; has seized the stone bridge, and made a heavy abates on the right bank, to oppose our advance in that direction. The ford above the bridge is also guarded, whether with artillery or not, is not positively known, but every indication favors the belief that he proposes to defend the passage of the stream. It is intended to turn the position, force the enemy from the road, that it may be re-opened, and if possible, destroy the railroad leading from Manassas to the Valley of Virginia, where the enemy has a large force." General  McDowell commenced operations with the divisions of Tyler, Hunter, Heintzelman, and Miles--33,000 men; 18,000 of whom were engaged. The strength of the enemy was about the same, and was all engaged. The plan of the attack was for Tyler's division to threaten the passage of the bridge, Miles to make a demonstration at Blackburn's Ford, two miles below, and the divisions of Hunter and Heintzleman to move up the stream ten miles, and by a flank movement surprise and overwhelm the enemy while occupied with the two other divisions. The country at that time was densely wooded, and the entire portion shown in the sketch occupied by the Confederates. It was expected that Hunter and Heintzelman would strike the left of the enemy at daylight on the 21st, but owing to unforeseen obstacles, failed to reach the designated point until after ten o'clock. This delay revealed the movement to Beauregard, who immediately disposed his forces to meet it by extending them obliquely across the turnpike, facing the bridge, at a distance of about two miles. Hunter, Heintzelman, and Tyler, who had crossed the bridge, attacked the enemy, and the engagement became general; our forces, after a severe struggle, driving him in great confusion from the field, and occupying the turnpike. The fighting had nearly ceased, and Gen. McDowell was expressing his thanks to some of his officers for their services, when Johnston's reinforcements from Winchester suddenly appeared in rear of our right, and threw our lines into utter confusion. A feeble attempt was made to repulse the attack, but the regiments rapidly broke to pieces, and forming a mass of terror-stricken fugitives, rushed from the field down across the bridge, which soon became obstructed by wagons, and to prevent pursuit by the enemy was destroyed. A portion of this ground was fought over in the battles of Gen. Pope in 1862, and hundreds of acres still bear evidences of those fearful scenes. Light age tone to card.........................................................................$150.00


12073B - GENERAL JOHN MARTINDALE, Carte de Viste, 3/4 standing pose from life, no bm, but superb condition. In August 1861, Martindale was commissioned as brigadier general of volunteers in the Union Army, and participated in all the battles of the Peninsula Campaign in V Corps. After the retreat from Malvern Hill, he was brevetted a major general of volunteers, and appointed Military Governor of Washington, D. C., a post he held from November 1862 to May 1864. Afterward, he returned to field service, fighting with the XVIII Corps in the Bermuda Hundred Campaign, the Battle of Cold Harbor and the Siege of Petersburg, commanding the corps briefly in mid-July 1864. In September 1864, he resigned his commission because of bad health.................$115.00

1108 - BATON ROUGE, LA. THE CAMP OF THE 1ST WISCONSIN BATTERY NEXT TO THE PENITENTIARY
, Carte de Viste, no imprint but attributed to Lyle [see Baton Rouge, A Civil War Album", pg. 77]. Noted in pencil as being a photo of the arsenal at Baton Rouge by Chaplain J. F. Moors, 32nd Mass. [owner of the album]. Very fine...................................................
$275.00

1112 - GENERAL JOSEPH B. CARR, Carte de Viste, Anthony/Brady. Bust pose slightly facing to the right in uniform. He was distinguished for gallantry at Gettysburg, where he was wounded and his men stubbornly held their ground near the Peach Orchard. He commanded the 3rd Division of III Corps in the autumn campaigns of 1863. Because of the difficulties with his brigadier general appointment, he was technically junior to his own subordinate brigade commanders and on May 2, 1864, Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant reassigned Carr to the Army of the James under Maj. Gen. Benjamin Butler. Carr commanded a division of African-American soldiers in the XVIII Corps and briefly commanded the Defenses of Yorktown in the Department of Virginia and North Carolina. Quite scarce, fine..........................................$350.00

1114 - GENERAL ALEXANDER MCCOOK, Carte de Viste by Anthony and sold by Pittock of Pittsburgh. Nice seated pose facing left. One of the "Fighting McCook's." McCook then commanded the 2nd Division in the Army of the Ohio at the Battle of Shiloh on the second day of fighting, and then in the subsequent campaign against Corinth. He was promoted to major general of volunteers on July 17, 1862. McCook was given command of the I Corps in the Army of the Ohio. His corps suffered heavy casualties and driven back a mile at the Battle of Perryville in October 1862. Command of the Army of the Ohio was reorganized and his command designated the Right Wing of the XIV Corps in the new Army of the Cumberland. His command again suffered heavy losses at the Battle of Stones River. Once again the command structure was reorganized and his corps named the XX Corps. For the third and final time, at Chickamauga, McCook's troops suffered heavily and were driven from the field. He was court martialed and partially blamed for the Union disaster at Chickamauga. He was not convicted but relieved of duty in the Army of the Cumberland. A very nice card..........................................................$195.00

1117 - GENERAL JOHN F. REYNOLDS, Carte de Viste by McClees of Philadelphia. Bust pose from life slightly facing right. On the morning of July 1, 1863, Reynolds was commanding the "left wing" of the Army of the Potomac, with operational control over the I, III, and XI Corps, and Brig. Gen. John Buford's cavalry division. Buford occupied the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and set up light defensive lines north and west of the town. He resisted the approach of two Confederate infantry brigades on the Chambersburg Pike until the nearest Union infantry, Reynolds' I Corps, began to arrive. Reynolds rode out ahead of the 1st Division, met with Buford, and then accompanied some of his soldiers, probably from Brig. Gen. Lysander Cutler's brigade, into the fighting at Herbst's Woods. Troops began arriving from Brig. Gen. Solomon Meredith's Iron Brigade, and as Reynolds was supervising the placement of the 2nd Wisconsin, he fell from his horse with a wound in the back of the neck and died almost instantly. Command passed to his senior division commander, Maj. Gen. Abner Doubleday. Near mint card.....................$495.00

1118 - GENERAL PHILIPPE REGIS DE TROBRIAND, Carte de Viste by Anthony. Seated pose with cape and saber. Trobriand's military career is best known for the Battle of Gettysburg, where he first saw significant action. He arrived on the second day of battle, July 2, 1863, and took up positions in the area known as the Wheatfield. His brigade put up a spirited defense against powerful assaults by Confederate Maj. Gen. John Bell Hood's division, particularly a Georgia brigade under Brig. Gen. George T. Anderson and a South Carolina brigade under Brig. Gen. Joseph B. Kershaw. They were able to successfully hold out until relieved by units of Maj. Gen. John C. Caldwell's division of the II Corps, but it came at a terrible price -- every third man in Trobriand's brigade was a casualty. Extremely rare. Very fine.........................................SOLD

1119 - GENERAL WILLIAM FRENCH, Carte de Viste by Anthony. Bust pose facing left. French commanded elements of the VIII Corps and the District of Harpers Ferry during the Gettysburg Campaign, but shortly after Maj. Gen. Daniel E. Sickles was wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg, French assumed command of the battered III Corps. His military reputation was ruined during the Mine Run Campaign in November 1863 when Maj. Gen. George G. Meade claimed that French's corps moved too slowly to exploit a potential advantage over Gen. Robert E. Lee. This engagement was the last for the III Corps, which was reorganized out of the Union Army in the spring of 1864, and French was mustered out of volunteer service on May 6, 1864. Crisp card, light tone.................................................................$115.00

1120 - GENERAL GEORGE SYKES, Carte de Viste by Anthony. Bust view facing left. At the Battle of Gettysburg, Sykes' corps fought in support of the beleaguered III Corps on the Union left flank. In his 1st Division (Brig. Gen. James Barnes), the fabled defense of Little Round Top was led by brigade commander Col. Strong Vincent and the 20th Maine Infantry under Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain. His 3rd Division, the Pennsylvania Reserves, led by Brig. Gen. Samuel W. Crawford, attacked from the Little Round Top, drove the Confederates across the "Valley of Death" and ended the deadly fighting in the Wheatfield. Very fine, crisp card.................................$395.00

1121 - GENERAL HIRAM BERRY, Carte de Viste by Anthony. 3/4 standing view. He participated in the First Battle of Manassas under the command of O. O. Howard. For his gallant service at Bull Run he was promoted to brigadier general in March 1862. Berry was reassigned to the command of the 3rd Brigade of Hamilton's Division (later Kearny's), 3rd Corps. The 3rd Brigade consisted of four regiments: the 2nd Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment and the 37th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Berry's decisive action at the Battle of Williamsburg benefited General Hooker. His brigade fought in the Battle of Seven Pines. Berry was then promoted to Major-General on November 29, 1862. Berry was placed in command of the 2nd Division of the III Corps, succeeding Major General Daniel Sickles, who had ascended to corps command. Berry was killed by a sharpshooter's round at 7:26 AM on May 3, 1863 at the Battle of Chancellorsville. Very fine, scarce............................$250.00

1122 - GENERAL CHARLES G. HARKER, Carte de Viste by Morse, Dept. of the Cumberland. Harker and the 65th OVI participated in the April 1862 Battle of Shiloh, as well as the subsequent Siege of Corinth, Mississippi. In late June, he took over command of the 20th Brigade, 6th Division, Army of the Ohio, replacing James A. Garfield. [2] Later that year, he was involved in the Battle of Perryville in Kentucky. Harker received praise for his significant contributions during the Battle of Stones River at the end of the year while leading the 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Left Wing of XIV Corps of the Army of the Cumberland. In 1863, he was in command of the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, IV Corps, Army of the Cumberland, Military Division of the Mississippi. He again drew the attention of his senior commanders with a determined stand against Confederate attackers during the Battle of Chickamauga in northern Georgia. In recognition of his performance and service, he was promoted to fill an opening as a brigadier general, dating from September 20, 1863. After participating in the fighting around Chattanooga and the assault on Missionary Ridge, he and his men helped relieve Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside during the Siege of Knoxville. In mid-1864, as the Atlanta Campaign began, Harker commanded a brigade under Maj. Gen. Oliver O. Howard. On May 7, he successfully held the peak of Rocky Face Ridge despite determined Confederate efforts to dislodge his men. In June, William T. Sherman's Union army attempted to displace Confederate troops from their fortifications on Kennesaw Mountain. Harker was shot from his horse an mortally wounded during a failed attack on June 27, 1864. Very fine. Rare and with a great back mark......................................................$395.00

1123 - GENERAL JOHN BRANNAN, Carte de Viste by Anthony. Bust pose facing right. In 1863, he led an infantry division under Maj. Gen. William Rosecrans in the Tullahoma Campaign where he fought at Hoover's Gap. Brannan then fought under Maj. Gen. George Henry Thomas during the Chickamauga Campaign in XIV Corps. At Chickamauga, Brannon lost 38 per cent of his command. Nevertheless, Brannan was awarded a brevet appointment to colonel for meritorious service. When Rosecrans was relieved by Ulysses S. Grant, Brannan was reassigned from infantry back to artillery. He was promoted to the rank of major in the regular army in August 1863. From October 1863 until June 1865, Brannan was chief of artillery of the Department of the Cumberland, where he oversaw the defenses at Chattanooga. He was in the Battle of Missionary Ridge and in the Atlanta Campaign where he participated in the Battle of Resaca, Battle of Dallas, and the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. He was also at the siege and surrender of Atlanta. A crisp and fresh card.......................................................................$225.00 

1124 - GENERAL IRVIN MCDOWELL, Carte de Viste by Earle's of Philadelphia. Seated pose outdoors in a tent. The three independent commands of Generals McDowell, John C. Fremont, and Nathaniel P. Banks were combined into Maj. Gen. John Pope's Army of Virginia and McDowell led the III Corps of that army. Because of his actions at Cedar Mountain, McDowell was eventually brevetted major general in the regular army; however, he was blamed for the subsequent disaster at Second Bull Run. He escaped culpability by testifying against Maj. Gen. Fitz John Porter, whom Pope court-martialed for alleged insubordination in that battle. Very fine..................................$185.00

1125 - GENERAL IRVIN MCDOWELL, Carte de Viste by Anthony. Seated pose left. The three independent commands of Generals McDowell, John C. Fremont, and Nathaniel P. Banks were combined into Maj. Gen. John Pope's Army of Virginia and McDowell led the III Corps of that army. Because of his actions at Cedar Mountain, McDowell was eventually brevetted major general in the regular army; however, he was blamed for the subsequent disaster at Second Bull Run. He escaped culpability by testifying against Maj. Gen. Fitz John Porter, whom Pope court-martialed for alleged insubordination in that battle. Very fine............................................................SOLD

1126 - GENERAL DAVID ALLEN RUSSELL, Carte de Viste by Anthony. 3/4 standing pose. In 1862, Russell was promoted to major in the regular army and assigned to the U.S. 8th Infantry Regiment. Still in command of the 7th Massachusetts, he fought in the Battle of Antietam. Later in 1862, Russell was promoted to brigadier general of volunteers and commanded a brigade during the Rappahannock campaign. He later fought at the Battle of Fredericksburg. Russell was primarily in reserve during the Battle of Gettysburg, but was brevetted colonel in the regular army shortly afterward. In 1864, Russell fought in the Overland Campaign. He was mortally wounded later that year in the Shenandoah Valley during the Battle of Opequon, otherwise known as the Third Battle of Winchester, when he was struck by a shell fragment. Very fine, very rare....................................................................$395.00

1128 - GENERAL GEORGE STONEMAN, Carte de Viste by Brady. Bust view slightly facing left. Stoneman was an infantry commander, commanding a division in the II Corps and the III Corps. At the Battle of Fredericksburg, Stoneman commanded the III Corps. He was promoted to major general of volunteers on November 29, 1862. However, following Fredericksburg, a new commanding general took over the Army of the Potomac: Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker. Hooker had a better understanding of the strategic value of a centralized Cavalry Corps and he named Stoneman to lead it. The centralized corps could undertake long raids into enemy territory, destroying supplies, and gathering intelligence about the enemy forces. They were not subject to the commanders of small infantry units. The plan for the Battle of Chancellorsville was strategically daring. Hooker assigned Stoneman a key role in which his Cavalry Corps would raid deeply into Robert E. Lee's rear areas and destroy vital railroad lines and supplies, distracting Lee from Hooker's main assaults. However, Stoneman was a disappointment in this strategic role. The Cavalry Corps got off to a good start in May 1863, but quickly bogged down after crossing the Rapidan River. During the entire battle, Stoneman accomplished little and Hooker considered him one of the principal reasons for the Union defeat at Chancellorsville. Hooker needed to deflect criticism from himself and relieved Stoneman from his cavalry command, sending him back to Washington, D.C., for medical treatment (chronic hemorrhoids, exacerbated by cavalry service), where in July he became a Chief of the U.S. Cavalry Bureau, a desk job. Crisp card, trifle tone.............................................................$145.00

1130 - GENERAL NATHANIAL BANKS, Carte de Viste, no imprint, from life pose facing right. Replaced Butler as Commander of the Dept. of the Gulf in New Orleans in 1862, Port Hudson Campaign, Red River Campaign, the Teche Campaign. Later Governor of Massachusetts. Very fine, unusual pose.......................................$115.00

1131 - GENERAL EDWIN SUMNER, Carte de Viste by Anthony. Bust pose facing right. (January 30, 1797 - March 21, 1863) was a career United States Army officer who became a Union Army general and the oldest field commander of any Army Corps on either side during the American Civil War. [1] His nicknames "Bull" or "Bull Head" came both from his great booming voice and a legend that a musket ball once bounced off his head. Sumner fought in the Black Hawk War, with distinction in the Mexican-American War, on the Western frontier, and in the Eastern Theater for the first half of the Civil War.  He led the II Corps of the Army of the Potomac through the Peninsula Campaign, the Seven Days Battles, the Maryland Campaign, and the Battle of Fredericksburg. Very fine......................................................$85.00

1132  - GENERAL ROBERT ANDERSON, Carte de Viste by Gurney of New York. Full standing pose. Robert Anderson (June 14, 1805 - October 26, 1871) was an American military leader. He served as a Union Army officer in the American Civil War, known for his command of Fort Sumter at the start of the war. He is often referred to as Major Robert Anderson, referring to his rank at Fort Sumter. Very fine.............................................................$175.00

1133 - GENERAL DAVID HUNTER, Carte de Viste by Anthony. Bust pose facing left. David Hunter (July 21, 1802 - February 2, 1886) was a Union general in the American Civil War. He achieved fame by his unauthorized 1862 order (immediately rescinded) emancipating slaves in three Southern states and as the president of the military commission trying the conspirators involved with the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Nice photo, card is trimmed, scarce......................................SOLD


1134 - THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC
, Carte de Viste by Anthony. 7 Union Commanders of the Army of the Potomac. Grant, Meade, Parke, Warren, Humphreys, Hancock, and Wright. Fine, crisp card..........................................
$125.00

1135 - ADMIRAL DAVID PORTER, Carte de Viste by Gurney of NY. Bust pose facing left. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he was part of a plan to hold Fort Pickens, near Pensacola, FL, for the Union; its execution disrupted the effort to relieve the garrison at Fort Sumter, leading to its fall. Porter commanded an independent flotilla of mortar boats at the capture of New Orleans. Later, he was advanced to the rank of (acting) rear admiral in command of the Mississippi River Squadron, which cooperated with the army under Major General Ulysses S. Grant in the Vicksburg Campaign. After the fall of Vicksburg, he led the naval forces in the difficult Red River Campaign in Louisiana. Late in 1864, Porter was transferred from the interior to the Atlantic coast, where he led the Navy in the joint assaults on Fort Fisher, the final significant naval action of the war. Very fine............................................$175.00

1136 - REAR ADMIRAL JOHN WINSLOW, Carte de Viste by Black of Newport, RI. Full standing view. Rear Admiral John Ancrum Winslow (19 November 1811 - 29 September 1873) was an officer in the United States Navy during the Mexican-American War and the American Civil War. He was in command of the steam sloop of war USS Kearsarge during her historic 1864 action off Cherbourg, France with the Confederate sea raider CSS Alabama. Very scarce.................SOLD

1137 - GROUP OF THREE UNION COMMANDERS OF THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, CDV'S OF GRANT, MEADE, MCCLELLAN, All are engraving CDV's, the Grant card has some slight trimming, others untrimmed, the trio for...................................................$49.00

1138 - THREE UNIDENTIFIED PA UNION SOLDIERS, Backmarks of photographers from Philadelphia, York, and Honesdale, PA. Three bust poses in uniform, two cars have some tip trim, condition overall very good. The trio for........................................SOLD


1139 - FEDERAL OFFICER TAKEN AT FORTRESS MONROE, VA
, Carte de Viste by Kimberly Bros. Gallery, Fortress Monroe, VA. A young bearded Lt. Tips of card trimmed, otherwise very good, scarce backmark.......................................
SOLD


9220 - FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE, Carte de Viste, full standing pose from life. Florence Nightingale, (12 May 1820 - 13 August 1910) was a celebrated English nurse, writer and statistician. An Anglican, Nightingale believe that God had called her to be a nurse. She came to prominence for her pioneering work in nursing during the Crimean War, where she tended to wounded soldiers. She was dubbed "The Lady with the Lamp" after her habit of making rounds at night. Nightingale laid the foundation of professional nursing with the establishment, in 1860, of her nursing school at St. Thomas' Hospital in London. The Nightingale Pledge taken by new nurses was named in her honor, an the annual International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world on her birthday. Nightingale's work served as an inspiration for nurses in the American Civil War. The Union government approached her for advice in organizing field medicine. Although her ideas met official resistance, they inspired the volunteer body of the United States Sanitary Commission. A rare and desirable medical related photo..........................................$395.00

8203 - BVT GENERAL [COLONEL] THOMAS CHICKERING, 41ST MASS VOL., AND 3RD MASS CAVALRY
, Carte de Viste, seated pose as Colonel of the 3rd Mass. Cavalry from life pose seated in uniform. On September 15, 1862, Chickering was placed in command of the 41st Massachusetts Infantry. The regiment was deployed to New Orleans in November 1862 as part of Major General Nathaniel Bank's Louisiana expedition. During the winter of 1862 - 1863, the 41st Massachusetts garrisoned Baton Rouge, Louisiana without any significant incident. During April and May 1863, the 41st Massachusetts was part of an expedition to Opelousas, Louisiana to forage for supplies and gather freed slaves by the thousands for recruitment into the Union Army. Chickering was appointed military governor of Opelousas and commanded the Union troops (consisting of seven regiments of infantry) that were part of the expedition. In June 1863, as Chickering and the 41st Massachusetts prepared to join other troops of the Department of the Gulf in the Siege of Port Hudson, the regiment was consolidated with three companies of Massachusetts cavalry and became a mounted unit. The regiment was re-named the 3rd Massachusetts Cavalry. The unit saw action in the Siege of Port Hudson and the Red River Campaign. Chickering commanded this unit until September 1, 1864 when he resigned from the army. For his service during the war, Chickering was awarded the honorary grade of brevet brigadier general, nominated February 21, 1866, confirmed April 10, 1866, to rank from March 13, 1865. Very fine......................................................
$250.00


8204 - GENERAL PHILIP SHERIDAN
, Carte de Viste  by Hoag and Quick of Cincinnati. A beautiful from life pose of Sheridan in uniform. A famous cavalry commander during the War and Indian Fighter in postwar years. Near mint condition...................................
$135.00


71123 - BLACK UNION SOLDIER, wet plate albumen photograph in an oval 5" X 7" on the original 8" X 10" card within a gold border. A young black soldier seated from the knees up wearing a jacket with buttons and piping evident. Under his jacket he wears a vest with military buttons. The mid-war style coat with distinct (non-regulation) fold-over collar seems to have been more common among eastern regiments based on identified photographs. The image is well defined but has some fading of tone mainly at the bottom. The military buttons are quite obvious. Would display nicely in a period frame..................................................................$775.00

5070 - 3RD RHODE ISLAND HEAVY ARTILLERY, CAPTAIN GEORGE L. SMITH, Carte de Viste by Manchester Brothers, Providence, RI. Standing pose with sword, kepi and greatcoat on adjacent chair. Wounded on the gunboat "George Washington" by a gun explosion, later commanding the steamer "George Washington", later duty in South Carolina and Georgia. Sharp photo, bottom corners of card slightly tipped, otherwise fine................................$200.00


3490 - RODMAN SMOOTH BORE SIEGE CANNON YORKTOWN, VA, Carte de Viste, close up view of one of the huge Rodman bore siege guns in a Confederate battery taken at Yorktown, VA, in June 1862 with a soldier standing on it to give size perspective. Photo taken by Barnard no BM, very fine............................................$250.00

3493 - PONTOON BRIDGE AT DECATUR, AL, Carte de Viste, an excellent view of the Union pontoon bridge built at Decatur, Alabama along side of the destroyed railroad bridge over the Tennessee River. The bridge was the railroad bridge of the Memphis and Charleston Railroad. Union forces burned the bridge and most of the town after the Battle of Decatur. The Battle of Decatur was a demonstration conducted from October 26 to October 29, 1864, as part of the Franklin-Nashville Campaign of the Civil War. Union forces of 3-5,000 men under Brig. Gen. Robert S. Granger prevented the 39,000 men of the Confederate Army of Tennessee under Lt. Gen. John B. Hood from crossing the Tennessee River at Decatur, Alabama. Very fine.......................................................$200.00


2120 - PORT HUDSON, LA - VIEW OF THE CITADEL ON THE BLUFFS, The Citadel was a powerfully fortified Confederate position near the southwestern corner of their defensive line on the bluffs near the river. This photo taken by McPherson & Oliver of Baton Rouge shows the effects of Federal shelling on that position with a Confederate gun on its side. Small holes in the entrenchments were for men to hide in during the bombardment and were nicknamed "ratholes". McPherson & Oliver imprint, Baton Rouge, LA. Very fine................................................$395.00

2121 - PORT HUDSON, LA - VIEW OF THE RATHOLES IN THE CITADEL, Another interior view of "The Citadel". Visible are the holes dug into the sides of the dirt walls of their fortifications by the Confederate soldiers to escape the Union artillery bombardments. These holes were call "ratholes". Taken by McPherson & Oliver of Baton Rouge, LA without their imprint. A scarce pose. Very fine.................$395.00


2209 - GENERAL DANIEL BUTTERFIELD
, Carte de Viste, from life pose from the waist up in uniform, wounded at Gaines' Mill, fought at Antietam, Fredericksburg, severely wounded at Gettysburg, composed "Taps" in 1862, quite desirable and a very nice photograph...................................................
$225.00


2210 - GENERAL HENRY W. SLOCUM
, Carte de Viste, seated pose in uniform to the right, served during the Peninsular Campaign, 2nd Manassas, Antietam, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Atlanta Campaign, sharp image, trifle blems.................................
$150.00


2211 - GENERAL GOUVERNEUR K. WARREN
, Carte de Viste, bust pose of Warren facing to the left in uniform, fought at Gaines' Mill, 2nd Manassas, helped save the day at Gettysburg, scarce and desirable......................................
SOLD


2212 - A SUPERB SIEGE OF VICKSBURG MAP OWNED BY A MEMBER OF SHERMAN'S STAFF AT VICKSBURG TOGETHER WITH HIS SIGNED CARTE DE VISTE
, 2 items, [a] Carte de Viste of Lt. Colonel J. H. Hammond, AAG to General William Sherman, 15th Army Corps. Hammond was AAG to Sherman at Shiloh as a Major and served continually on Sherman's Staff through the Vicksburg Campaign and later. He is pictured in the famous photo of Sherman and his staff. This CDV was signed in May 1863 by Hammond as AAG, 15th Army Corps, by Gurney of New York. It is signed on the front and back by Hammond. Hammond is mentioned in many documents as AAG during the siege of Vicksburg while serving Sherman on his Staff. [b] A beautiful manuscript map in black and red pen 6.5" X 7" that was drawn during the late siege period of May-June 1863. There are notations for cleared lands, the famous "Grant canal", notations for breastworks, railroads, and terrain symbols. The map includes the area from Haines Bluff in the north south to Warrenton, with Vicksburg and the adjacent fortifications in the center. The map accompanied the Hammond CDV and while there is no indication that Hammond drew the map, it certainly belonged to him through his retained papers. The map is in exceptional condition with details sharp and colors bright. It had been drawn on a linen map paper which remains remarkably undamaged by staining as many maps seem to have. A great pair of Vicksburg related items, CDV and manuscript map, 2 items included.......................
$995.00


2127 - PROFESSOR LOWE'S CONSERVATION BALLOON AT FAIR OAKS, Original Brady view #548 on original cardstock. Thaddeus S.C. Lowe was made Chief of Army Aeronautics in August 1861 by President Lincoln. This view is Scene at Balloon Camp, Gaines Mill with the subheading "Telegraphing, Reporting, and Sketching during the Battle of Fair Oaks June 1st, 1862." The view shows members of the Balloon Corps, some telegraphing and the balloon ready to ascend. This is a view of his balloon "Intrepid" which had stars painted on the basket. Often seen in stereo form, this is a rare war period version 4.5" X 6". In choice condition and very desirable...............................................................$695.00

1247 - BEAUTIFUL FORT SUMTER DISPLAY FRAMED, 8" X 16", double framed display with the following, Carte de Viste of General P.G.T. Beauregard standing by Fredericks of NY showing Beauregard taken in Charleston in 1861, another carte de viste of Major Robert Anderson by Anthony of New York, an albumen photograph of Sullivan's Island showing the northeast angle of Fort Marshall, and an albumen photograph showing Fort Sumter after the effects of shelling. As Southern states began to secede, Major Anderson, a pro-slavery, former slave-owner from Kentucky, remained loyal to the Union. He was the commanding officer of Fort Sumter at Charleston Harbor in Charleston, South Carolina, when at the time it was bombarded by forces of the Confederate States of America. The artillery attack was commanded by Brig. Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard, who had been Anderson's student at West Point. The attack began April 12, 1861 and continued until Anderson, badly outnumbered and outgunned, surrendered the fort on April 14. The battle began the American Civil War. NO one was killed in the battle on either side, but one Union soldier, Daniel Hough, was killed during a 100-gun salute. Anderson's actions at Fort Sumter made him an immediate national hero. He was promoted to Brigadier General, effective May 15. Anderson took the fort's 33-star flag with him to New York City, where he participated in a Union Square patriotic rally that is thought to have been the largest public gathering in North America up to that time. Anderson then went on a highly-successful recruiting tour of the North. His next assignment placed him in another sensitive political position, commander of the Department of Kentucky (subsequently renamed the Department of the Cumberland), in a border state that had officially declared neutrality between the warring parties. An excellent Fort Sumter presentation tastefully framed with the back of the photographs showing through the reverse glass....................................$495.00

1231 - THE BEACON HOUSE, albumen by Haas & Peale on original mount 5" X 7", [overall 6" X 8"], official US Army Photographers, Charleston Campaign of 1863. A view of the former mansion on Morris Island after the struggle for Fort Wagner nearby on July 18th, 1863. It had been used a headquarters for General W.H. Davis of the 104th PA, and a signal station for General Quincy Gillmore. Photo #19 by Haas & Peale. Nice contrast, trifle mount foxing................................................$395.00

1232 - BATTERY MEADE, 100 POUND PARROT GUNS TRAINED ON SUMTER, albumen by Haas & Peale on original mount 5" X 7", [overall 6" X 8"], official US Army Photographers, Charleston Campaign of 1863. A view of the two 6.4" Parrot Rifles in Fort Meade which was 3475 yards from Fort Sumter. These huge guns threw 100# percussion shells into Fort Sumter and demolished one wall. It was manned by members of the 3rd Rhode Island Heavy Artillery, the 100th NY, and the 178th NY. Taken July 1863 by Haas and Peale. Photo #23, great contrast, very fine.................SOLD

1233 - HEADQUARTERS LT. COLONEL JAMES T. HALL, 1ST NY ENGINEERS ON FOLLY ISLAND, albumen by Haas & Peale on original mount 5" X 7", [overall 6" X 8"], official US Army Photographers, Charleston Campaign of 1863. Colonel Hall's headquarters tent on Folly Island summer of 1863, palmetto palms around the tent. While serving in the X Corps, the regiment was involved in capturing several key forts in Charleston Harbor. After the failed infantry assault on Fort Wagner which included the famous charge by the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, retold in the climax of the feature film Glory, the 1st New York established watchtowers and built batteries to pummel the fort into capitulation. But in spite of a near constant bombardment, as well as an attempted amphibious assault, Union forces were unable to occupy the fort until its abandonment by Confederate forces on February 17, 1865. They also built the battery that the famous "Swamp Angel" was fired into Charleston. Fine, trifle mount tone.............................................................$295.00

1234 - RUINS OF THE CHARLESTON LIGHTHOUSE, MORRIS ISLAND, CHARLESTON HARBOR, albumen by Haas & Peale on original mount 5" X 7", [overall 6" X 8"], official US Army Photographers, Charleston Campaign of 1863. Taken after the attacks on Fort Wagner and Fort Gregg, numerous soldiers, some by pitched tents at the base of the lighthouse on Morris Island. The lighthouse being damaged by shelling as it was near Fort Wagner. Excellent contrast, trifle mount tone.................................................................$395.00

1235 - TELEGRAPH OPERATOR'S BOMBPROOF, MORRIS ISLAND 1863, albumen by Haas & Peale on original mount 5" X 7", [overall 6" X 8"], official US Army Photographers, Charleston Campaign of 1863. A great close-up of the bombproof for the Union telegraph operators on Morris Island serving as protection for them during Gillmore's bombardment of the Confederate forts on that Island and the return fire. Photo #9 by Haas & Peale. Excellent contrast, very light age tone to mount................................................................$395.00

1237 - GENERAL GILLMORE'S HEADQUARTERS FOLLY ISLAND, SC. RUSH HAWKINS ZOUAVE SENTRY IN THE FOREGROUND, albumen by Haas & Peale on original mount 5" X 7", [overall 6" X 8"], official US Army Photographers, Charleston Campaign of 1863. The vivid sunlight in this photograph makes the grass and roof look almost like snow, but the place is Folly Island before Charleston in July, 1863. In the foreground to the left stands one of Rush Hawkins' Zouaves, from the Ninth New York Infantry. He adheres to his foreign uniform, although most of the white gaiters and other fancy trappings of the Union army had disappeared early in '62, but his regiment did good service. It fought at South Mountain, at Antietam, and Fredericksburg, with much scouting and several forced marches before it was mustered out May 20, 1863. The three-years men, after they were assigned to the Third New York Infantry, which was ordered to Folly Island in July, 1863, retained their uniforms when in entire companies. The scene is the headquarters of General Quincy Gillmore, who was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel April 11, 1862, for gallant and meritorious service in the capture of Fort Pulaski, GA, and to Colonel, March 30, 1863 for gallant and meritorious service in the battle of Somerset, KY. He became Major-General of volunteers in July, 1863. Great contrast, rare Zouave in the field image. Very fine...............................................................SOLD

1238 - SPLINTERPROOF, MORRIS ISLAND, SC, SUMMER OF 1863, albumen by Haas & Peale on original mount 5" X 7", [overall 6" X 8"], official US Army Photographers, Charleston Campaign of 1863. The classic "splinter proof" bomb shelter on Morris used during the attack on Fort Wagner in the summer of 1863. Barrels are used to support the roof which was planked with an earth covering. Image #32 in the Haas & Peale series. Light tone, but descent contrast. Very good.........................$275.00


12092 - MEADE'S HEADQUARTERS AT GETTYSBURG, 2 7/8" X 3.5", albumen on original mount showing Meade's Gettysburg Headquarters with dead horses in the foreground. Old ink on verso states, "On the 3rd day 16 horses belonging to General Meade's Aides were killed while hitched to trees and fences at Headquarters prior to Pickett's Charge - see dead horses in the field"...........................................................$250.00

12094 - GETTYSBURG, CONFEDERATE DEAD ON THE SOUTHWESTERN EDGE OF THE ROSE WOODS, VIEW LOOKING NORTHWESTWARD, 3" X 3.5", albumen on original mount, taken July 5-6th, 1863 by O'Sullivan. Some have their legs tied to counter the effects of rigor mortis before burial. [F-113] An extremely rare view...............................................$375.00

9262 - LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN FROM THE OUTSKIRTS OF CHATTANOOGA, Carte de Viste by Morse, photographer to the Army of the Cumberland, Nashville. A panoramic of the famous Lookout Mountain from the outskirts of Chattanooga. Very fine................................$350.00

9263 - CHATTANOOGA AS SEEN FROM THE NORTH WITH LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN IN THE DISTANCE, Carte de Viste. A far distant Lookout Mountain looms in the distance with numerous buildings in the foreground. No imprint, but most probably taken by Morse or Butler who took numerous views of Chattanooga in 1863 - 64. Very fine...........................................$350.00

9264 - CHATTANOOGA, CAMERON HILL, Carte de Viste by Butler & Bonsall & Co., photographer to General Rousseau's Division. Several buildings to the rear of the train tracks, contemporary id to the site near Chattanooga. Very fine....................................................$350.00

9265 - CHATTANOOGA AS SEEN FROM THE WEST, Carte de Viste, noted on verso is: Chattanooga as seen from the west. A view of a train station with covered wagons with supplies for troops, stacked wood for the engines along side of the station. Very fine....................................................SOLD

9266 - LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN FROM THE CAMP OF THE 51ST OVI, Carte de Viste. Numerous log cabins and other structures identified in verso as the camp of the 51st OVI looking towards Lookout Mountain. The 51st Ohio participated in most of the Tennessee Campaigns including Chickamauga and the Siege of Chattanooga and then in the Atlanta Campaign. Very fine........................................$395.00


6004 - THE JUANITA, Ossippee Class screw steam sloop, commissioned 1862, searched for the CSS Tallahassee, attacked Fort Fisher twice, captured several Confederate blockade runners (5). A 3" X 4" photo taken of the "Juanita" after the war as so noted......................................................$295.00


4213 - GENERAL GEORGE MCCLELLAN AND STAFF
, Carte de Viste by Brady of Washington, DC. A 1861 view of McClellan standing second from the left. From left to right, Henry Clarke, McClellan, Van Vliet, and William Barry. Very fine............
$250.00



4214 - SURGEON JOHN N. FREEMAN
, Carte de Viste by Lewis of NY. Waist up pose in uniform. 106th NYV, also saw service in the 5th NY and the 8th NY Heavy Artillery. Notation shows he was in Hospital #8 when this photo was taken, superb..............................................
$195.00

2234 - COLONEL URIC DAHLGREN
, Carte de Viste by Wnderoth & Taylor of Philadelphia. Bust pose in uniform facing left. Chief of Artillery at 2nd Bull Run, served at Chancellorsville & Gettysburg. Severely wounded on the retreat from Gettysburg, co-commander of the Kilpatrick- Dahlgren Raid in January 1864. Quite scarce....................................
$250.00

2235 - GENERAL CARL SCHURZ, Carte de Viste. no imprint, but from life. A rare pose in uniform of Schurz who served as ambassador to Spain. Major General of Volunteers at 2nd Bulls Run, Chancerllorsville, Gettysburg, and in the Western theater under Sherman. Very fine...............................................$175.00

2243 - CAPTAIN FREDERICK VAN VLIET, Carte de Viste by Lockman of Carlisle, PA. Bust pose of Van Vliet in uniform, fought with George Crook in June 1876 at the Battle of Rosebud in Montana only days before Custer was killed at Little Big Horn. A scarce photo of a famous Indian fighter against the Sioux and Cheyenne. He served with distinction during the Civil War in the 3rd US Cavalry, merited for gallantry in the late campaign Rapidan to Petersburg and at Mobile, Lt. Colonel Sept. 1865....................$275.00


121101 - CHAPLAIN CHARLES E. BERGER, 65TH NEW YORK, 2 Carte de Viste photos, both signed by Berger in uniform. One by a Georgetown D.C. photographer (revenue stamp covers name) and another by Conklin of Walker Village, NY. Both nicely signed on the front of the cards, both very fine and untrimmed. Served at Wilderness, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, late in his service was made Chaplain of the 65th N.Y.V. Both cards............................$285.00


121106 - LT. COLONEL JOHN A. SAWYERS
, Carte de Viste by Nolien & Van Grieken of Keokuk, Iowa. Full standing view in uniform signed on the front. Commander in the NORTHERN BORDER BRIGADE in Iowa 1963-65, defending the northern border against Indian attacks by the Sioux. Slightly tipped top corners, otherwise a crisp and sharp card. A rare Iowa image.......................................
$350.00



GENERAL JOHN SEDGWICK
, Carte de Viste by Brady. Rare profile left pose of Sedgwick who was killed by a Sharpshooter at Spotsylvania in 1864. Nice original Brady card and a seldom seen pose................................
SOLD


568 - GENERAL HENRY WARNER SLOCUM
, Carte de Viste. Waist-up pose from life in uniform. Colonel of the 27th NY, Sharpsburg, Chancellorsville. Slocum was the Senior Major General on the field at Gettysburg, later served with distinction in the Western theater. Excellent photographic image.....................................
$195.00

569 - GENERAL HENRY WARNER SLOCUM, Carte de Viste. 3/4 standing pose of Slocum in uniform, hand in his coat. Very fine and fresh card................................$200.00

570 - GENERAL JOHN NEWTON, Carte de Viste by Anthony. Bust pose in uniform facing. Fought in  Maryland Campaign and Fredericksburg. Directed the I Corps at Gettysburg after the death of Reynolds. Served with Sherman in the Atlanta Campaign of 1864. Very fine and a rare card...................................................$350.00

571 - GENERAL ROBERT ANDERSON, Carte de Viste by Appleton of New York. Waist up pose in uniform dated 1861. Blind stamped sold by Lawrence Hoseyworth - San Francisco, the hero of Fort Sumter..................................$195.00

573 - GENERAL GEORGE STONEMAN, Carte de Viste by Anthony. Bust pose facing left, 3rd Corps at Fredericksburg, Atlanta Campaign. A MINT card................................$225.00

574 - GENERAL GEORGE MEADE, Carte de Viste by Anthony. Bust pose in uniform, corners slightly rounded, otherwise a fresh card. Commanded the Federal forces at Gettysburg................................................$125.00

575 - GENERAL GEORGE MEADE, Carte de Viste by Anthony. Larger waist up pose in uniform, corners slightly rounded, bold large pose...............................SOLD     another, same pose, untrimmed card. His name in ink at bottom of card...................................$165.00

577 - GENERAL O.O. HOWARD, Carte de Viste by Anthony. Bust shot of Howard in uniform. A bold and sharp image of Howard. Very fine........................................$250.00


578 - GENERAL JAMES CANBY
, Carte de Viste by Watkins Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Superb from life view in uniform facing right. Captured Mobile, accepted the surrender of Taylor and Smith, killed by the Modoc Indians in 1873. Rare Western imprinted photo..................................SOLD


580 - GENERAL WILLIAM BUEL FRANKLIN
, Carte de Viste by Anthony. Waist up pose in uniform facing to the right. Peninsular Campaign, Sharpsburg, Red River Campaign and Texas Campaign. Sharp photo.......................................
$145.00

581 - GENERAL AMBROSE BURNSIDE, Carte de Viste by Tilton of Boston. Waist up pose facing in uniform. Army of the Potomac Commander. Very fine.....................................$125.00


582 - GENERAL WILLIAM S. ROSECRANS
, Carte de Viste by Anthony. 3/4 standing pose facing to the left in uniform, wearing a top cape. Commander in KY and Tennessee. Bottom two corners rounded, image fine.......................................
$95.00

586 - GENERAL HENRY HALLECK, Carte de Viste by Anthony. 3/4 standing pose holding his hat in his hand in uniform. Served in the Mexican War, prominent in designing the California Constitution. Corinth, replaced by a subordinate US Grant. Corners very slightly trimmed..................................................$85.00

588 - ADMIRAL ANDREW FOOTE, Carte de Viste by Fredericks of NY. Full standing pose in uniform holding his sword. Directed activities of the "Brown Navy" on the Mississippi River. A slight rounding to bottom corners, rare view.....................................SOLD

592 - GENERAL JOSEPH HOOKER, Carte de Viste. Bust left, from life in uniform, untrimmed. Becoming scarce..................................$185.00

593 - GENERAL JOSEPH HOOKER, Carte de Viste by Anthony. Photo taken by Brady and dated 1862. Seated pose from the waist up facing right...................................$185.00

595 - GENERAL JUDSON KILPATRICK, Carte de Viste, no imprint. Excellent from life image of Kilpatrick standing in uniform. Famous for his cavalry raid. Very fine, scarce............SOLD

596 - GENERAL U.S. GRANT, Carte de Viste, 3/4 standing pose in uniform as Lt. General. Choice condition.......................................SOLD

598 - GENERAL GEORGE MCCALL, Carte de Viste by Anthony. Interesting pose facing the left seated. Served in Mexican War, Chickahominy, POW at the Battle of Glendale, sent to Libby Prison where he was exchanged for Confederate General S.B. Buckner. Bottom two corners slightly tipped, otherwise very fine......................................$125.00

599 - GENERAL S.P. HEINTZLEMAN, Carte de Viste by Kane of New York. Oval pose with arms crossed. A copy photo in uniform, corners rounded slightly................................$55.00

602 - GENERAL NATHANIAL BANKS, Carte de Viste by Anthony. Excellent seated pose holding sword. Choice card...................................$125.00


603 - GENERAL JOHN SEDGWICK
, Carte de Viste by Anthony. Waist up pose facing left in uniform. Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, killed at Spotsylvania. Trifle trim, super.............................
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604 - GENERAL WILLIAM F. SMITH
, Carte de Viste by Addis of Washington, D.C. Nice bust pose facing to the left. Missionary Ridge, Fredericksburg, Cold Harbor. Nice card................
$125.00

OTHER IMAGES


605 - LT. FREDERICK BECK
, Carte de Viste by Reeves & Watts, Columbus, OH. Seated pose with saber at his side. Served with the 108th Ohio through the Tennessee and Atlanta Campaigns & the "March to the Sea". Outstanding image..........................................
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9284 - COLONEL STRONG VINCENT 83RD PENN. GETTYSBURG HERO, KIA GETTYSBURG, Carte de Viste by Dolph Brothers, Erie PA, card is marked both on the front and back by the original photographer of Vincent. His quick and decisive action on Little Round Top helped turn the tide of the battle. He was wounded during the fight and died a few days later. A key carte de viste for the serious Gettysburg collector. Very fine, some tone on reverse. Extremely rare. Only the second we have had over the years. Have seen this card offered at well over $2000. This fine example....................................................SOLD

7110 - GENERAL JOSHUA CHAMBERLAIN, Carte de Viste by William Pierce of Brunswick, Maine. Bust posse in uniform facing to the left. Chamberlain was an American college professor from the State of Maine, who volunteered during the American Civil War to join the Union Army. Although having no earlier education in military strategies, he became a highly respected and decorated Union gallantry at Gettysburg leading the 20th Maine. He was awarded the Medal of Honor. He was given the honor of commanding the Union troops at the surrender ceremony for the infantry of Robert E. Lee's Army at Appomattox, VA. After the war, he entered politics as a Republican and served four one-year terms of office as the 32nd Governor of Maine. He served on the faculty, and as president, of his alma mater, Bowdoin College. A superb image with great clarity. The card is crisp with just the slightest rounding of the top corners for insertion into an album. Another CDV of the same pose with a slight bend in the mount sold for $4255 in a 2005 auction....................SOLD

7113 - GENERAL DAVID HUNTER, CDV by Addis of Washington. Bust pose in uniform. David Hunter (July 21, 1802 - February 2, 1886) was a Union general in the American Civil War. He achieved fame by his unauthorized 1862 order (immediately rescinded) emancipating slaves in three Southern states and as the president of the military commission trying the conspirators involved with the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Hunter was a strong advocate of arming blacks as soldiers for the Union cause. After the Battle of Fort Pulaski, he began enlisting black soldiers from the occupied districts of South Carolina and formed the first such Union Army regiment, the 1st South Carolina (African Descent), which he was initially ordered to disband, but eventually got approval from Congress for his action. A near mint card..........................................................SOLD

7126 - GENERAL JOHN C. FREMONT, Carte de Viste by Anthony/Brady. John Charles Frémont (January 21, 1813 - July 13, 1890), was an American military officer, explorer, and the first candidate of the anti-slavery Republican Party for the office of President of the United States. During the 1840's, that era's penny press accorded Frémont the sobriquet The Pathfinder. He is sometimes called The Great Pathfinder. He retired from the military and moved to the new territory California, after leading a fourth expedition which cost ten lives seeking a rail route over the mountains around the 38th parallel in the winter of 1849. He became one of the first two U.S. Senators elected from the new state in 1850. He was soon bogged down with lawsuits over land claims between the dispossessions of various land owners during the Mexican-American War, and the explosion of Forty-Niners immigrating during the California Gold Rush. He lost the 1856 presidential election to Democrats James Buchanan and John C. Breckenridge when Democrats warned his election would lead to civil war. During the American Civil War, he was given command of the armies in the west but made hasty decisions (such as trying to abolish slavery without consulting the federal government), and was consequently relieved of his command (fired, then court martialed -- receiving a presidential pardon). Choice and fresh card, nice contrast.......................................SOLD



7145 - NEW HAMPSHIRE SOLDIER SEATED WITH MUSKET HOLDING AN OPENED LETTER
, Carte de Viste. A seated pose of a New Hampshire soldier seated holding a Model 1842 musket with bayonet. He holds an open letter in his hand. His great coat and kepi with Company I letter on an adjacent table. Outstanding content, very fine...................................
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5136 - KIT CARSON, Carte de Viste by Anthony. Bust pose of Carson clean shaven taken prior to the Civil War. Christopher Houston "Kit" Carson (December 24, 1809 - May 23, 1868) was an American frontiersman and Indian fighter. Carson left home in rural present-day Missouri at age 16 and became a mountain man and trapper in the West. Carson explored the west to California, and north through the Rocky Mountains. He lived among and married into the Arapaho and Cheyenne tribes. He was hired by John C. Fremont as a guide, and led 'the Pathfinder' through much of California, Oregon and the Great Basin area. He achieved national fame through Fremont's accounts of his expeditions. He became the hero of many dime novels. Carson was a courier and scout during the Mexican-American war from 1846 to 1848, celebrated for his rescue mission after the Battle of San Pasqual and his coast-to-coast journey from California to deliver news of the war to the U.S. government in Washington, D.C. In the 1850's, he was the Agent to the Ute and Jicarilla Apaches. In the Civil War, he led a regiment of mostly Hispanic volunteers at the Battle of Valverde in 1862. He led armies to pacify the Navajo, Mescalero Apache, and the Kiowa and Comanche Indians. He is vilified for his conquest of the Navajo and their forced transfer to Bosque Redondo where many of them died. Breveted a general, he is probably the only American to reach such a high military rank without being able to read or write, although he could sign his name. Crisp card! Choice condition, rare....................................................SOLD

5138 - GENERAL ISRAEL RICHARDSON, Carte de Viste by Anthony. 3/4 standing view in uniform grasping his saber at his side. Israel Bush Richardson (December 26, 1815 - November 3, 1862) was a United States Army officer during the Mexican-American War and American Civil War, where he was a major general in the Union Army. Nicknamed "Fighting Dick" for his prowess on the battlefield, he was mortally wounded at the Battle of Antietam near Sharpsburg, Maryland. Richardson's 1st Division played a key role during the Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862, attacking Confederate positions in the center of the Sunken Road in support of the 3rd Division of Maj. Gen. William H. French. After stubborn fighting, by 1:00 p.m., Richardson had gained control of the high ground in front of the apex of the defensive line, and his men enfiladed the remaining defenders in the road, which would gain the nickname "Bloody Lane" for the carnage. Richardson pushed forward beyond the road and was directing the fire of his artillery and organizing another attack when he was struck by a shell fragment. Carried to the rear, Richardson was treated at a field hospital. His wound was not considered life threatening, and he was given a room in Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's headquarters, the Pry House. President Abraham Lincoln paid his respects to the wounded Richardson during a visit to the battlefield in October. However, infection set in, and then pneumonia, which claimed the life of the popular general in early November. He was among five generals to be killed or mortally wounded at Antietam. Very scarce KIA Antietam General...................................................SOLD


42930 - GENERAL PHILIP SHERIDAN
, Carte de Viste, blind imprint by Webster of Louisville, KY. No imprint, but a very early from life photo of Sheridan, revenue stamp on verso. This is a very scarce photo of Sheridan. Very fine................................................
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1299 - THE FIELD WHERE GENERAL REYNOLDS FELL AT GETTYSBURG, Wet plate albumen photograph. 2.5" X 3.0", overall size 2.75" X 3.75" card. Negative by O'Sullivan Positive by A. Gardner, no imprint, July 1863. The dead shown in the photograph were our own men. The picture represents only a single spot on the long line of killed, which after the fight extended across the fields...the faces all were pale, as though cut in marble, and as the wind swept across the battlefield it waved the hair, and gave the bodies such an appearance of life that a spectator could hardly help thinking they were about to rise to continue the fight. Thus Alexander Gardner vividly described the aftermath of the Civil War battlefield at Gettysburg, where Timothy O'Sullivan photographed the fallen Union dead.. General Reynolds was killed during the battle and had already been removed from the field. O'Sullivan made the photograph while working for Gardner, who printed the image and included it in his Gardner's Photographic Sketch Book of the War. Very fine.................................................SOLD

31100 - THE HARVEST OF DEATH, GETTYSBURG JULY 1863, Wet plate albumen photograph. 2.5" X 3.0", overall size 2.75" X 3.75" card. Negative by O'Sullivan Positive by A. Gardner, no imprint, July 1863. Slowly, over the misty fields of Gettysburg--as all reluctant to expose their ghastly horrors to the light--came the sunless morn, after the retreat by [General Robert E.] Lee's broken army. Through the shadowy vapors, it was, indeed, a "harvest of death" that was presented; hundreds and thousands of torn Union and rebel soldiers--although many of the former were already interred--strewed the now quiet fighting ground, soaked by the rain, which for two days had drenched the country with its fitful showers. This paragraph opens the text that Alexander Gardner wrote to accompany this photograph in Gardner's Photographic Sketch Book of the War. Both text and image eloquently capture the war's toll of death and destruction, especially apparent after the Battle of Gettysburg, which took place from July 1 to July 3, 1863. Although Gardner's caption identifies the men in the photograph as "rebels represented...without shoes," they are probably Union dead. During the Civil War, shoes were routinely removed from corpses because supplies were scarce and surviving troops needed them. Light spots on verso, photo and obverse very fine, rare.......................................................SOLD

31102A - HOME OF A REBEL SHARPSHOOTER, GETTYSBURG, JULY 1863, Wet plate albumen photograph. 2.5" X 3.0", overall size 2.75" X 3.75" card, no imprint, by Alexander Gardner. On the Fourth of July, 1863, Lee's shattered army withdrew from Gettysburg, and started on its retreat from Pennsylvania to the Potomac. From Culp's Hill, on our right, to the forests that stretched away from Round Top, on the left, the fields were thickly strewn with Confederate dead and wounded, dismounted guns, wrecked caissons, and the debris of a broken army. The artist, in passing over the scene of the previous days' engagements, found in a lonely place the covert of a rebel sharpshooter, and photographed the scene presented here. The Confederate soldier had built up between two huge rocks, a stone wall, from the crevices of which he had directed his shots, and in comparative security, picked off our officers. The sharpshooter had evidently been wounded in the head by a fragment of shell which had exploded over him, and had laid down upon his blanket to await death. There was no means of judging how long he had lived after receiving his wound, but the disordered clothing shows that his sufferings must have been intense. Was h delirious with agony, or did earth come slowly to his relief, while memories of home grew dearer as the field of carnage faded before him? What visions, of loved ones far away, may have hovered above his stony pillow! What familiar voices may he not have heard, like whispers beneath the roar of battle, as his eyes grew heavy in their long, last sleep! Very fine with excellent contrast..........................SOLD

31105 - FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA, Wet plate albumen photograph. 2.5" X 3.0", overall size 2.75" X 3.75" card. By Alexander Gardner, negative by O'Sullivan, no imprint. In November, the Army of the Potomac marched down from the Antietam campaign, but owing to delay in occupying the heights commanding the city; failed in capturing it, and encamped upon the hills north of the river, where the troops went into winter quarters, the Confederates, meanwhile fortifying the Fredericksburg Heights, and rendering the position impregnable to assault. On the night of the 10th of December, the movements for an attack commenced. The artillery was planted along the river bank opposite the city, and about three o'clock on the morning of the 11th the pontoon train came down to the river. The engineers had constructed bridges about half way across the stream, when the Confederate sharpshooters opened a severe fire from the houses and rifle pits, which was returned by our artillery, numbering about seventy guns. The bombardment lasted throughout the day, with frequent intervals to, enable the engineers to resume work, but who were invariably driven off with considerable loss, until late in the afternoon, when a storming party crossed in boats and drove out the riflemen. A small portion of the troops occupied the town that night, and next day was followed by the whole army, the Confederates offering no resistance except by occasional shots from their artillery on the heights. The troops were formed for assault, with the right resting on the Rappahannock, one mile above the city, the lines extending in a semicircle around the town, to a point three miles below, where the left also joined the river. Early on the morning of the 13th, the battle commenced; lasting all day, with fearful loss on our side, and night closing the struggle with both armies occupying the same positions taken in the morning. Sunday and Monday passed without anything transpiring except skirmishing along the lines, and Monday night, under cover of a pitiless storm of rain and sleet, our troops returned to their camps. Very light tone to top of card, fine...........................................................SOLD

21301 - GENERAL ALEXANDER WEBB, Carte de Viste by Williard Galleries of Philadelphia from life pose facing slightly left. Alexander Stewart Webb (February 15, 1835 - February 12, 1911) was a career United States Army officer and a Union general in the American Civil War who received the Medal of Honor for gallantry at the Battle of Gettysburg. After the war, he was president of the City College of New York for thirty-three years. This CDV originated from the personal CDV album of Alexander Webb as so noted on the verso by photo authority and dealer Len Rosa in 1991. This card had been sold previously at over $700. An excellent value at..............................................................SOLD

1111 - THE COUNCIL OF WAR, GRANT AND MEADE, DANA AND THEIR STAFFS, MAY 21ST, 1864, Stereo by Alexander Gardner, negative by Timothy O'Sullivan, Incidents of War series #732, Grant and his staff hold a council of war during the Wilderness campaign in May 1864. Grant is seated in front of the two trees, with his legs crossed. General George Meade holds a map. The pews had been "liberated" from the Massaponax Church in northern Virginia. Grant's staff officers and numerous others gather around this makeshift outdoor headquarters. Field ambulances wait in the background; Grant's Wilderness strategy would require abundant use of them, and of mortuary facilities. Very fine, original Gardner stereo...............................................................SOLD

1115 - GENERAL JOSEPH BARTLETT, Carte de Viste by Anthony. Full standing view with cape. His first combat was the First Battle of Bull Run in Virginia. When Slocum was briefly incapacitated by a wound, Bartlett assumed command of the 27th New York for the rest of the fight. His aggressive actions to guard the rear during the subsequent retreat were rewarded on September 21 when army commander Maj. Gen. Irvin McDowell promoted Bartlett to colonel replacing Slocum, who was elevated to brigadier general. In 1862, as part of the Army of the Potomac's VI Corps, Bartlett led his regiment throughout the Peninsular Campaign and the Maryland Campaign. He led a determined attack up the steep mountainside towards Crampton's Cap during the Battle of South Mountain. On October 4, 1862, Bartlett was promoted to the rank of brigadier general and assigned command of an infantry brigade in the VI Corps, which he led at the Battle of Fredericksburg. His appointment as a general expired in March 1863 without Congressional approval, but he was soon reappointed to the rank. Bartlett's next significant combat came in May 1863 at the Battle of Salem Church, where he lost more than a third of his 1,500 men, yet managed to keep order. His men were primarily in reserve at the Battle of Gettysburg. Bartlett was transferred to V Corps in that campaign in the absence of BG Charles Griffin. In 1864, Bartlett led a brigade in Griffin's division of the V Corps, which was active in the Overland Campaign and the Siege of Petersburg. Card has some age tone but crisp, scarce........................................................SOLD

1116 - GENERAL LOVELL ROUSSEAU, Carte de Viste by Anthony. Bust pose to the left. He was appointed colonel of the 5th Kentucky Volunteer Regiment in September 1861 and was later promoted to brigadier general of Volunteers attached to the army of General Ormsby M. Mitchell. Later, Rousseau was once again promoted to major general of Volunteers. He served valiantly at the Battles of Shiloh, Stones River, Chickamauga, during the Tullahoma Campaign and movements around Chattanooga, Tennessee. Although from November 1863 until his resignation in November 1865, Rousseau had command of Nashville, Tennessee, he had also, on Sherman's orders, carried out a very successful raid on the Montgomery and West Point Railroad in July 1864. Fine..................................................................SOLD

1129 - GENERAL JOHN C. FREMONT, Carte de Viste by Anthony. Profile view left. An American military officer, explorer, and the first candidate of the anti-slavery Republican Party for the office of President of the United States. During the 1840's, that era's penny press accorded Fremont the sobriquet The Pathfinder. It remains in use, and he is sometimes called The Great Pathfinder. He retired from the military and moved to the new territory California, after leading a fourth expedition which cost ten lives seeking a rail route over the mountains around the 38th parallel in the winter of 1849. He became one of the two U.S. Senators of the new state in 1850, and was soon bogged down with lawsuits over land claims between the dispossessions of various land owners during the Mexican-American War, and the explosion of Forty-Niners immigrating during the California Gold Rush. He lost the 1856 presidential election to Democrats James Buchanan and John C. Breckenridge when Democrats warned his election would lead to civil war. During the American Civil War he was given command of the armies in the west but made hasty decisions (such as trying to abolish slavery without consulting Washington), and was consequently relieved of his command (fired, then court martialed -- receiving a presidential pardon). Crisp card, trifle tone...............................................................SOLD

1035 - GENERAL SOLOMON MEREDITH, Carte de Viste, no imprint. A from life pose in uniform. Governor Oliver P. Morton appointed Meredith as the first colonel of the newly named 19th Indiana, despite his lack of previous military experience. The regiment traveled by train to Washington, D.C., where it would eventually join the Army of the Potomac and be brigaded with three Wisconsin regiments in what became famous as the Iron Brigade. Meredith and his Hoosiers fought during the Northern Virginia Campaign at Brawner's Farm, where his horse was shot from under him, crushing him and breaking several ribs. Meredith received a promotion to brigadier general and replaced Gibbon (promoted to a different division) as the commander of the Iron Brigade, against the latter's advice. In November, Meredith led the brigade in combat for the first time at Fredericksburg, where he drew the ire of division commander Maj. Gen. Abner Doubleday, who temporarily replaced Meredith with Col. Lysander Cutler. In the spring of 1863, Meredith's brigade participated in the Chancellorsville Campaign, but saw relatively little combat. That would change in July, when the Iron Brigade suffered significant casualties during the first day's fighting at Gettysburg in Herbst's Woods and on Seminary Ridge. They were one of the first infantry brigades to reach the field and in the morning they routed the shocked brigade of Brig. Gen. James J. Archer and captured Archer. However, in the afternoon the brigade was ravaged by a flanking maneuver by the 11th North Carolina and a fontal assault by the 26th North Carolina, of Confederate Brig. Gen. J. Johnston Pettigrew's brigade. Meredith was wounded when he was struck in the head by shrapnel, fracturing his skull and giving him a severe concussion. Image has good definition with a slight light cast, extremely rare where similar images are offered at $1000+.....................................................SOLD

1029 - DEAD REBEL ARTILLERYMAN AT PETERSBURG, Stereo, pair of wet plate, albumen photographs, mounted to 6 7/8 X 3 3/8, orange card mount with imprint, the War for the Union, Photographic History. Imprint on the reverse, War Views. C. S. Soldier killed in the Trenches, at the storming of Petersburg, VA. The marks and spots on his face are blood issuing from his mouth and nose. The wound is in the head caused by a fragment of shell. No. 3180. Published by E. & H. T. Anthony, New York. The tip of a broken artillery sponge can be seen behind the soldier. Light edge wear to the mount, and light age toning. This view was taken on April 3, 1865, after the storming of the Confederate works at Fort Mahone, Petersburg, VA. It is one of the most compelling views in the series taken by T. C. Roche of dead Confederate soldiers at Petersburg..................................................................SOLD



1032 - GENERAL WILLIAM T. SHERMAN
, Carte de Viste by Morse's Gallery of the Cumberland, Nashville, TN. A nice scarce view of Sherman slightly facing to the left from life, nice fresh card...............................................
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1033 - GENERAL GEORGE STONEMAN AND HIS STAFF
, Brady Album Gallery Card, (1822-94) Graduated from the West Point class of 1846. Was appointed Chief of Cavalry of the Army of the Potomac with rank of brigadier general from Aug. 13, 1861. Saw action in the Peninsula campaign at Yorktown and Williamsburg; Fredericksburg; Stoneman's 1863 Richmond Raid during the Chancellorsville campaign; he commanded the Cavalry Corps of the Army of the Ohio during the Atlanta campaign, until he was captured on July 31, 1864, while on a raid designed to free the prisoners at Andersonville. After his exchange, he operated in southwestern Virginia, East Tennessee and North Carolina. Wet plate, albumen carte de viste photograph, mounted to 4 1/8 X 2 7/8 card. Excellent outdoor view of General Stoneman (seated at center) in uniform with rank of brigadier general, seated in front of his tent with five members of his staff surrounding him. A dog can be seen laying on the ground at bottom right of the view. Backmark: Brady's Album Gallery. No. 436. General Stoneman and Staff, at his headquarters, near Fair Oaks. This view was taken during the Peninsular campaign in the spring of 182. Very sharp image. Light age toning and wear..................................
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4243 - GENERAL GEORGE SHEPLEY, MILITARY GOVERNOR OF NEW ORLEANS AND OCCUPIED LOUISIANA, Carte de Viste taken by E. Jacob of New Orleans and signed by Shepley on the front of the card. Shepley rose to the rank of Brigadier General serving in the Union Army from 1861 to 1865. He first served as the acting military mayor of New Orleans from May 20, 1862 - July 11, 1862. This appointment lasted less than two months before Shepley was appointed military governor of the occupied parishes of Louisiana from 1862 - 1864. Shepley later served as the first military governor of Richmond, Virginia, the Confederate capital. He served first under General Benjamin Butler and then General Nathanial Banks. Rare photo taken in New Orleans and signed in ink by Shepley. Excellent photo, bottom tips of card slightly cut to fit into an album....................................................................SOLD


5069 - 1ST RHODE ISLAND ARTILLERY, LT. COLONEL J. ALBERT MONROE
, Carte de Viste by Brady of Washington. Nicely signed as Captain on verso in ink. Monroe was wounded at Antietam and brevetted at Lt. Colonel for bravery 12/4/1862. Standing pose with sword, light age tones, otherwise fine, and untrimmed...................................................................
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4233 - GENERAL JAMES WILSON, USA, Carte de Viste, excellent bust from life pose in uniform. CDV by Morse Army of the Cumberland. As cavalry chief, he trained Sherman's cavalry (under Brig. Gen. Judson Kilpatrick) for the March to the Sea. Rather than accompanying Sherman, however, he and 17,000 troopers were attached to Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas's Army of the Cumberland for the Franklin - Nashville Campaign in November and December 1864. His repulse of a flanking attack by Maj. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest was instrumental in saving the Union Army at the Battle of Franklin; Wilson was one of only a few Union officers to best the legendary Southern cavalryman. He was promoted to brevet brigadier general in the regular army for his service in the Battle of Nashville. He led the successful Wilson's Raid through Alabama and Georgia, defeating the smaller force of Forrest and capturing Selma, Alabama, along with four other fortified cities. On Easter day 1865, his troops assaulted and captured the city of Columbus, Georgia, widely regarded as the final battle of the Civil War. His men did enormous damage to the military infrastructure of the South, but they did it with a sense of discipline that usually prevented looting and other collateral damage to civilian property. He was promoted to brevet major general in the regular army for his performance at Selma and received his full promotion to major general on May 6, 1865. The cavalrymen under Wilson's command captured Confederate President Jefferson Davis as he fled through Georgia in May 1865. Very desirable CDV.......................................................................................SOLD

3494 - US MILITARY HOSPITAL, BATON ROUGE, LA, Carte de Viste by A.S. Lyle of Baton Rouge, formerly the Asylum for the Deaf and Blind on the southern edge of the City was converted to a General Hospital after being used as a refuge by terrified citizens in the summer of 1862. In 1863, the five story building had its wards filled with sick and wounded. Very fine.....................................................SOLD

1230 - FORT PUTNAM FORMERLY FORT GREGG, albumen by Haas & Peale on original mount, 5" X 7", [overall 6" X 8"], official US Army Photographers, Charleston Campaign of 1863. A landscape view of the Confederate gun battery on Morris Island that "Battery Gregg" and renamed Fort Putnam after the Confederates abandoned it in the Fall of 1863 and the guns were turned on Fort Sumter by the Federals. Battery Gregg and Fort Wagner were occupied by the Federals under General Gillmore allowing a more concentrated attack on Sumter and Charleston. Photo #36 by Haas & Peale. Good contrast, minor mount foxing, fine.............................................SOLD

1236 - MAJOR GENERAL QUINCY GILLMORE AND HIS STAFF SUMMER 1863, CHARLESTON CAMPAIGN, albumen by Haas & Peale on original mount 5" X 7", [overall 6" X 8"], official US Army Photographers, Charleston Campaign of 1863. Major General Quincy Gillmore and his staff during the summer of 1863. Gillmore is seated studying a map "Coast and County of South Carolina". Several projectiles and cannon shots can be seen laying in the foreground. His staff consists of 14 officers. Taken by Haas & Peale, Gillmore's Army Photographer at Charleston. Gillmore is in the midst of taking several Confederate forts and turning them against Fort Sumter which is nearly demolished by his forces. Great contrast, very fine..............................................SOLD

12310 - BATTERY HAYS, MORRIS ISLAND, SC, SUMMER 1863. THE ATTACK ON FORT WAGNER, albumen by Haas & Peale on original mount 5" X 7", [overall 6" X 8"], official US Army Photographers, Charleston Campaign of 1863. A view of 30# Parrot Rifles being directed against Fort Wagner in July 1863. Photo #37 in the Haas & Peale series. Soldiers look over the breastworks at the result of their firing the large parrot guns. Very fine...........................................SOLD

7700 - THE IRONCLAD ESSEX, Carte de Viste with no imprint but research shows that McPerson & Oliver of Baton Rouge originally took this photo. This is the published photo of the Essex lying off Baton Rouge taken May-July 1862 after successfully running the batteries at Vicksburg under the command of Captain William D. Porter. The Essex supported General Williams' troops when the Confederates attacked from the East on August 5th, 1862. This is a great first generation print of the Essex. On 11 January 1862, USS Essex engaged Confederate States Navy gunboats near Lucas Bend, Missouri. On 6 February 1862, she took part in the attack on Fort Henry, Tennessee and was badly damaged by Confederate gunfire. Commanding officer William D. Porter upgraded his ship without official authorization into an ironclad gunboat. Under his orders, she was lengthened, widened, and completely reengineered, and her appearance was changed drastically. New, more powerful engines were put in place and she was re-armored. After her upgrade, Essex took part in operations near Vicksburg, Mississippi. On 15 July 1862, USS Essex was engaged with CSS Arkansas as that ship successfully ran past the Union fleets in front of the city. On 23 July, Essex unsuccessfully attacks the Arkansas at her moorings but was repelled by the Arkansas and the shore guns under whose protection the Arkansas lay. Federal forces withdrew from Vicksburg shortly thereafter. After withdrawing, Essex joined Admiral David Farragut's squadron and was the only Federal ironclad on the lower Mississippi River. On 5 August 1862, Essex helped repel a Confederate Army attack on Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In October of 1862, the Essex was transferred from the Army to the United States Navy. She was involved in the bombardment of Port Hudson, Louisiana and assisted during the occupation of Baton Rouge. In May-July of 1863 under the command of Robert Townsend, she participated in the siege and capture of Port Hudson. USS Essex took part in the Red River Campaign of March-May of 1864.................................................................SOLD


7706 - GENERAL BENJAMIN BUTLER
, Carte de Viste by Prince of New Orleans, bust pose facing right. Quite a scarce shot taken in New Orleans by Prince in the fall of 1862 before his departure north. There are few New Orleans back marked cards of Butler. Very fine.......................................
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2231 - RARE VIEW OF TWO OHIO UNION SOLDIERS CAPTURED AFTER ESCAPING FROM A CONFEDERATE PRISON, Carte de Viste by Purvisance of Pittsburgh, PA showing the Rev. J.J. Greer and Lt. A.P. Collins as they appeared in rebel clothing and in chains at Jackson, GA after escaping from Andersonville Prison in Georgia. In May, 1861, Greer enlisted as chaplain in the 48th O. Vol. Inf. At the battle of Shiloh, he was captured by the Confederates and with his unfortunate comrades was afterward incarcerated in Andersonville Prison. In some way he managed to escape, but was pursued by the bloodhounds kept by Capt. Werz for that purpose and was recaptured and again made to suffer within that terrible Stockade. When he was finally exchanged there was little hope entertained by his friends that he would recover his health, but his constitution at that time was strong and in 1863 he was determined to again face that dangers and hardships that so many of his fellow men were bravely enduring. Although he had enlisted as chaplain, it was his own wish that he be given an active place in the command and the company elected him captain and later became adjutant general on the staff of General Buckland. He enlisted a second time as a member of the 183rd O. Vol. Inf. and at the close of the war was made chaplain and superintendent of the Geer Hospital at Wilmington, NC. and was honorably discharged in 1865. He was the author of a stirring story of those memorable days, relating his personal experiences, the title of it being "Beyond the Lines" or "Yankee Prisoner Loose in Dixie." The CDV shows Greer and Collins posing in chains. A published photo that is seldom ever seen for sale. Tips of card trifle trimmed, story of the pair applied to the verso of the card. RARE.....................................SOLD


2232 - SECRETARY OF WAR SIMON CAMERON
, Carte de Viste, 1st Secretary of War under Abraham Lincoln and only served one year. A rare facing left pose of Cameron that is seldom seen, fine.......................................
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2233 - GENERAL ROBERT ANDERSON
, Carte de Viste by Anthony. Three-quarter standing pose in uniform from a Brady negative. Surrendered Fort Sumter to Confederate authorities in April 1861..........................................
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2110 - A RARE UNPUBLISHED PHOTO OF MATTHEW BRADY PRODUCED BY HIS NEPHEW LEVIN HANDY FROM THE ORIGINAL NEGATIVE, Carte de Viste sized un-mounted print done by Levin from Brady's negatives which he inherited in 1896. A pose of Matthew Brady seated facing right holding his hat. At Handy's death, he left all of Brady's negatives to his daughters and in 1954 approximately 10,000 of them were purchased by the Library of Congress. Very rare....................................SOLD

601 - GENERAL DAVID BIRNEY
, Carte de Viste by Anthony. Anthony ill fated Red River Campaign in 1864. Choice card....................................
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607 - COLONEL DUNBAR RANSOM, 3RD US LIGHT ARTILLERY
, Carte de Viste by Schleiers of Knoxville, TN, a field photographer. A seated pose with cigar in his mouth, photo taken as Major. Card has some edge trim, photo very fine....................................
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