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The Civil War
 Union Cased Images


72200 - SERGEANT JAMES SHEELY, 15TH NEW YORK LIGHT ARTILLERY, 1/6th plate tintype in full leather case, seated pose on horseback as Sergeant, light tinting. Horse and rider are focused. Old paper label on back of tintype identifying the subject. The 15th NY Light Artillery fought at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Mine Run, among other battles. At Gettysburg on July 2nd, the 15th was engaged in the Peach Orchard retired about dark and reported to Brig. Gen. R. O. Tyler Artillery Reserve. July 3, ordered early to the front and took position in he Battalion on the left of Battery E. 5th Massachusetts. Directed by Maj. General Hancock to open on the Confederate Batteries with solid shot and shell. Upon the advance of the Confederate Infantry fired shell and shrapnel and canister when the line was within 500 yards. A second line advancing was met with double canister which dispersed it. The fire of the Battery was then directed against the Artillery on the Confederate right and several caissons and limbers were exploded by the shells. July 4, remained in this position until noon. Casualties killed 3 men. Wounded 2 officers and 11 men. Total 16. Sheely's image is clear, some usual blemishes, light waviness. Quite reasonable for an identified outdoor mounted image..............................................................$999.99

72201 - 87TH NEW YORK COMPANY D, 1/6th plate ambrotype in a full leather case. A very interesting image with the soldier brandishing a bowie knife wearing a Fez cap with 87 and D. Formally published in "Military Images" July - August 1989 issue and at that time unidentified as to the state [NY or PA]. Since that time it has been determined that it is the 87th NYV. He poses in front of a scenic backdrop. Eighty-seventh New York Infantry -- Col., Stephen A. Dodge; Lieut.-Col., Richard A. Bachia; Maj. George B. Bosworth. The 87th, the 13th Brooklyn, recruited mainly in Brooklyn, New York City, Williamsburg and Poughkeepsie was mustered into the U.S. service from Oct. to Dec., 1861, for three years, and left New York for Washington on Dec. 2. It served at Washington and vicinity in the 3d division, 3d corps, it embarked for the Peninsula. It participated in siege duties before Yorktown; was present at the battle of Williamsburg; suffered its first losses at Fair Oaks, where 76 were killed, wounded or captured; was active during the Seven Days' battles, and upon the return of the army from the Peninsula, joined in Gen. Pope's Virginia campaign, where it suffered a loss of 68. On Sept. 6, 1862, the regiment was consolidated with the 40th NY Infantry, in which organization its members completed their term of service. The 87th lost 29 by death from wounds and 26 from other causes. Quite nice.................................................................$1,150.00



72202 - US FLYING ARTILLERY
, 1/9th plate tintype in full case. A young artilleryman poses with his artillery sword, he wears a regulation Eagle belt plate that is partially obscured by gilt. His trousers are tinted light blue and his ascot is tinted red. The vertical piping on his shell jacket is tinted red. Really a nice image with excellent contrast......................................
$550.00


22001 - THE FIRST SOLDIER KILLED IN THE CIVIL WAR PVT. LUTHER LADD, 6TH MASS. VOLUNTEERS, he was one of the first four casualties of that war. After the Union surrender of Fort Sumter on April 13, 1861, and the following secession of eleven Southern states, President Abraham Lincoln put out a call for Union volunteers to defend Washington, DC. Among the troops who responded to that call was the Sixth Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, who soon boarded trains to take them to the national capital. Upon arriving in Baltimore on April 19 (the eighty-sixth anniversary of the Battles of Lexington) transfer from one railroad station to another. This was done by horse-drawn railcars because the use of steam locomotives within the city limits had been prohibited. The soldiers were met by angry, pro-secessionist crowds who eventually blocked the tracks and forced the soldiers to continue on foot. At first, the crowds hurled bricks and other objects at the soldiers, but then gunshots were heard coming from the crowd. The Union troops returned fire, and when the smoke cleared, twelve civilians and four soldiers lay dead. The dead soldiers were Ladd, Addison Whitney (of Lowell), Sumner Needham (of Lawrence), and Charles Taylor. His last words were: "All hail the Stars and Stripes!" Ladd is considered the first to expire of the four killed that day. A period albumen of Ladd in his high shako hat and uniform of the 6th Mass. Voluteers measuring 6" X 8" mounted surrounded by a wreath of natural leaves attractively varnished. The presentation is all period to the Civil War and attractively framed. An extremely rare photograph, WITH A COLORED Patriotic cover with Ladd, 2 items................................SOLD


1100 - BIRNEY'S ZOUAVES, JAMES M. MALONE, 23RD PA VOLUNTEERS, 1/4 plate tintype in full leather case. A full standing pose of Malone wearing a fez cap, white gaiters, with red tinted trim to his jacket. He wears a oval US buckle, hold his musket with bayonet and has a cap box on his belt. Malone poses in front of a ornate painted backdrop. His service dates from 1861 until his discharge in February 1863 due to disability and served in company A of the 23rd PA. This exact tintype is pictured on the wonderful website of the 23rd PA, but his identification is James M. Maloney instead of Malone. All other information coincides with the James M. Malone shown on the roster of the 23rd PA. Included with this image is a 5" X 7" photo of Malone [and so identified] with another veteran in their GAR uniforms. Malone would have been involved in numerous 1861 - 62 battles such as Yorktown, Williamsburg, Fair Oaks, White Oak Swamp, Maryland Campaign, and Fredericksburg before his medical discharge. A beautifully tinted image for the discriminating collector...........................................SOLD

1101 - A WONDERFUL 23RD NEW YORK CAVALRYMAN, 1/4 plate tintype in full leather case. Although unidentified this cavalryman has the "23" numerals on his kepi and New York is the only northern state to have a cavalry regiment that high. This tall cavalryman stands in front of a painted backdrop with a large American flag holding his saber unsheathed. His scabbard hangs to his side. The crossed saber emblem is sharp on his kepi with the numerals 23. His trousers are tinted light blue. The image is sharp and clear with nice focus. The 23rd NY Cavalry served exclusively in the Carolina Campaigns from 1863-65. A very attractive image.................$895.00



7148 - ARMED YANK WITH A MUSKET POSED ACROSS HIS CHEST
, 1/6th plate tintype in full leather case. A young Yank posing with his Model 1842 musket rifled and sighted across his chest. His eagle breast plate and oval US buckle lightly tinted. A nice clean armed Federal image..................................................
$495.00


7150 - ARMED YANK WITH A MODEL 1836 CONVERSION MUSKET
, 1/6th plate tintype in full leather case. A bearded Yank posing with a Model 1836 Conversion Musket across his chest. His oval US belt buckle is tinted gold, image has a trifle dark cast but very distinct.................................
$395.00


7152 - A TRIO OF THREE 29TH PENNSYLVANIA SOLDIERS ARMED
, 1/4th plate tintype in a full case. A wonderful large image of three Pennsylvania soldiers wearing wide brimmed hats from Company B 29th PA Vol. Two stand holding their muskets with affixed bayonets, a third is seated with his musket leaning against the backdrop which appears to be a canvas drape used in the field by many traveling photographers. The soldiers wear US oval belt plates with cap boxes on their belts. On the round hat of the standing soldier on the left are B 29 PV. The 29th, recruited at Philadelphia, was mustered in at Philadelphia in July, 1861, for three years, and reenlisted as a veteran regiment. Its total strength was 2,517, or whom 147 were killed or died of wounds. It moved to Harper's Ferry on Aug. 3; was assigned to the 3rd brigade, 1st division of Gen. Banks' army; encamped in Pleasant Valley; went into winter quarters at Frederick, but remained there only one night, when it was again ordered on the march, and on Feb. 26, 1862 reached Winchester where a skirmish ensued in which Col. Murphy was captured. It was present at the battles of Cedar Mountain and Antietam; was ordered to Fredericksburg in Jan. 1863, but was obliged to halt at Stafford Court House, where it remained until the end of April. It was then assigned to the 2nd brigade, 2nd division, 12th Corps, with which it participated in the Chancellorsville Campaign and the Battle of Gettysburg, on Sept. 23, 1863, the regiment was ordered west and reached Murfreesboro, TN, Oct. 5. The troops conducted themselves heroically at the battles of Wauhatchie, Lookout Mountain, and Ringgold, and through all the hard service of the army on its way to Atlanta, remaining with the army of Gen. Sherman until the end, and were mustered out near Alexandria, VA, July 17, 1865..............................
SOLD

7157 - 14TH ILLINOIS CAVALRY, 1/4th plate tintype in full case. A full standing pose of a very young private standing with a sword at his side. On his kepi is 14 Cavalry sabers, and Co. 1 emblem. The image was identified as coming from Illinois with the soldier's name "Butterfield". There were two "Butterfield's" in Company I, 14th Ill. Cavalry. Elihu Butterfield who was reported missing at Macon, GA, in July 1864 and William Butterfield who was discharged in July 1863. The 14th Illinois was engaged at Nashville, Franklin, and Knoxville. Moved to join Stoneman June 13 - 19. Atlanta (GA) Campaign June 28 - September 8. Sweetwater Bridge July 3. Raid to Macon July 27 - August 6. Macon and Clinton July 30. Hillsboro, Sunshine Church, July 30 - 31. Sunshine Church and Jug Tavern and Mulberry Creek August 3. Mostly captured, duty at Marietta, GA, August. Occupation of Atlanta September 2. Moved to Louisville, KY, September 15, and duty there refitting till November. Actions at Hardison's Mills October 24. Henryville November 23. Mt. Pleasant November 23. Columbia, Duck River, November 24 - 27. Crossing of Duck River November 28, Franklin November 30, Battle of Nashville December 15 - 16, pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17 - 28, duty at Pulaski till July, 1865, mustered out at Nashville, TN, July 31, 1865. A really nice image...................................................$995.00


9219 - A CLASSIC EARLY WESTERN DAGUERREOTYPE OF A MOUNTAIN MAN, 1/6th plate daguerreotype in its original case. Late 1840's to early 1850's, this daguerreotype has exceptional and rare content. A seated pose of a early western mountain man wearing heavy woolen clothing. On his belt is a holstered percussion pistol under the leather flap. The huge bowie knife on his belt appears to be an IXL by George Wostenholm with attractive inlay on the leather sheath. He also has a small camp axe tucked into his belt. An extremely rare early western daguerreotype the likes are seldom seen on today's market. The image is extremely clear with just a few slight rubs and is better than our scan. This image has been in a private collection for many years and originated from the Denver, Colorado area. George Wostenholm was born on 31st January 1800 in Sheffield. His father and great-grandfather were both called George and had been involved in the cutlery trade. Great-grandfather George (b. 1717) set up a small local business in the Stannington area of Sheffield. This area became famous for the invention of the Barlow pocket knife. In the late 1750's Henry Wostenholm (son of George) was given the right to name his knives Spring Knife by the Cutlers Company. These were popular folding knives. George took over the firm in 1834 as a result of his father's death on the 31st December 1833. In 1836 George made his first visit to America and set up a chain of agencies selling cutlery carrying his famous IXL trade mark. During the period 1830-60 the firm added to its cutlery and razor trade a new product the Bowie knife. The knife became increasingly popular in America, but no American company was able equal the artistry and quality of the Sheffield manufactures. This one product meant the firm in 1862 was almost exclusively selling to an American market. A rare example of an early westerner completely outfitted for travels in the western wilderness................................................SOLD

71121 - YOUNG YANK ARMED, 1/6th plate ambrotype in a half case. A young Yankee standing with his musket at his side, cap box evident on his belt along with his sheathed bayonet. On his high bummers kepi is a company letter K. Image is quite clear with a halo of tone which does not affect the subject itself. Priced for a new collector to get a start in images..................................................................$295.00

71122 - YANKEE CAVALRYMAN DOUBLE ARMED IN A SCARCE CASE, 1/6th plate ambrotype in a full leather case with gold embossed eagle [very nice]. A Union cavalryman seated with his legs crossed cradling his cavalry saber. On his belt you can see the butt of his revolver in a leather holster. He wears high riding boots and his kepi with crossed sabers rests on a nearby table. The image has very nice contrast with just trifle rubs. A great example of a Yank cavalryman. Image and scarce case...............................................SOLD


9121 - DOUBLE ARMED INDIANA SOLDIER, 1/4 plate tintype in dull leather case. Standing pose of John A. Brownlee, Company F, 58th Indiana standing with a wide brimmed hat, holds musket with bayonet and revolver tucked into his belt. Enlisted November 12th, 1861 and was discharged November 12th, 1864 serving his full three year enlistment. The unit fought at Shiloh, Corinth, Stones River, Chattanooga, Missionary Ridge, and during the entire Atlanta Campaign with Sherman through to Savannah. Nice details, good period ID on inside of leather case.......................................................$695.00

122707 - FULL STANDING 8TH WISCONSIN INFANTRYMAN ARMED, 1/4th plate tintype in full thermo plastic case cupid with deer motif. A full standing pose of a member of the 8th Wisconsin Infantry holding his musket with bayonet, another bayonet in his scabbard and a cap box on his belt. His US buckle has lost some of the gold tinting and is evident with the US upside down. This image had been sold as a Confederate in the past, but it is the uniform of the 8th Wisconsin as seen in American Military Equipage 1815 - 1872 by Todd. We will accompany the image with the illustration in that reference book. A nice large image with excellent clarity and in very fine condition. The 8th Wisconsin had a wonderful service record serving at Island #10, Corinth, the Vicksburg Campaign, Red River Campaign, the Battle of Nashville, and at Spanish Fort, AL during the campaign against Mobile..............................................$1,050.00


5132 - NICE NEW YORK CAVALRYMAN IN A LARGE QUARTER PLATE FORMAT, 1/4 plate tintype in full leather case of a Cavalryman standing with his saber unsheathed, cavalry shell jacket with cap and cartridge boxes on his waist. His trousers are tinted light blue. The image is attributed to the 9th NY Cavalry which was formed in Chautauqua, NY where this image originated from years ago. The image is bright and clear with only a few trifle handling marks. Housed in a nice leather case.......................................$650.00     NOW $595.00

62502 - 7TH NEW YORK INFANTRY, 1/8th plate tintype in a full case. A most unusual posed image of this 7th New York Infantryman lying down on a blanket in an outdoor scene. The image has excellent clarity and contrast. A rare size as well as format...................................SOLD


62503 - NICE ARMED YANKEE CAVALRYMAN
, 1/9th plate tintype in full thermo plastic case with wine colored inset. A Federal Officer, probably a Lieutenant, grasping the handle of a sword. He wears a cavalry slouch hat with crossed sabers and a gilded two piece buckle. A nice cavalryman moderately priced.....................................................
SOLD

62504 - ARMED YANK IN A RARE CDV-SIZED FORMAT, CDV sized tintype in a full leather case. A Yank stands next to a chair, large ceiling beam to his rear. He holds his musket, bayonet, cap box, and bayonet scabbard are on his belt. What is interesting is the apparent leg of the next soldier in line to have his photograph taken by the photographer. Very clear and with excellent clarity. A very rare CDV sized image that is difficult to find today. Choice...................$595.00

62505 - A YANK WITH STACKED GUNS, 1/6th plate ambrotype in full case. A very rare content image with contrived outdoor background, but the background is painted, the tree and fir branches are staged in front of the backdrop. A Yank stands next to a stack of three muskets with bayonets. On his belt is his cap box and empty scabbard, thus one of the muskets apparently is his used as a prop. Sharp and clear. An image with great content..................$995.00     NOW $895.00


62506 - A DASHING CAVALRYMAN THAT RESEMBLES JEB STUART, CDV sized tintype in full leather case. A standing pose of a Union cavalryman who bears an uncanny resemblance to Jeb Stuart! He stands wearing his riding boots and poses with his unsheathed saber in front of him. He wears a short cavalry jacket with piping tinted gold. He holds a kepi in his hand. A rare image format. Quite nice..................................................$595.00



62511 - ARMED YANK WITH A CLEAR US BUCKLE
1/9th plate tintype in full case. Bearded Corporal holds up his musket, cap box on his belt and a clear US oval buckle as well. Several small blems away from soldier. Not really detracting...........................
$295.00


60-707  YANKEE WITH A SMITH & WESSON REVOLVER
1/6th plate tintype in full case. Yank wears a four button sack coat, eagle breastplate. US oval plate with a trace of gold tinting. A .32 caliber Smith & Wesson revolver quite clear and sharp in his belt. Same pistol carried by Grant and Custer. Choice condition, really nice............................
$550.00



62508 - FULL STANDING CORPORAL ARMED,
1/4th plate ambrotype in full leather case. Sharply focused Corporal standing with his musket and bayonet. His trousers are tinted light blue.  Great large format...............................
$575.00


62509 - CAPTAIN JOEL W. STRONG, 10TH MISSOURI VOLUNTEERS,
1/6th plate ambrotype in a full thermo plastic case of Captain Strong seated holding the saber presented to him by his men. Strong lead a charge at Champion Hill near Vicksburg and was wounded in his arm. He fought at Iuka, Nashville, and the Atlanta Campaign. Comes with a Muster of the 10th Missouri signed by Strong and a copy of his personal service records typed by his daughter after hearing his oral history before his death. Image is harp with slight emulsion blem near his arm. Missouri images are scarce................................
SOLD

62510 - A CAVALRYMAN AND HIS LADY, two 1/6th plate images in a double thermo plastic case. (a) tintype, full standing pose of a dashing cavalryman with a revolver tucked into his belt and saber in scabbard at his side. Taken it appears in a temporary studio. (b) a 1/6th plate ambrotype of his lady, a nice pair.................................$750.00


22000 - OUTSTANDING NEGRO SOLDIER ON THE 127TH OHIO REGIMENT, HALF PLATE AMBROTYPE, a full standing view of a Negro enlisted man standing with his musket to his right with bayonet affixed, on his belt is a cap box and bayonet sheath. His OVM oval buckle is clear in spite of old gold tinting to the edges. Full leather case. No appreciable defects other than some dark tone to the plate. Since Ohio sent only one black regiment into conflict it is obvious that this is a member of the 127th Ohio Infantry. It is extremely rare in itself for a black soldier to be seen in a half plate format. The 127th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, later designated as the 5th U.S. Colored Infantry, was Ohio's outstanding contribution to the many Negro regiments in the Union Army. Prior to the organization of the 127th, a number of colored Ohioans had been recruited for the 54th Massachusetts Infantry, organized in Boston, but were lost in the credits to their state. Then in the summer of 1863, Captain Lewis McCoy of the 115th Ohio Volunteer Infantry was detailed by Governor Tod to direct the recruiting of Negroes in Ohio and a camp was established in Delaware. Progress at first was slow, but the nucleus of a regiment was finally formed. There was no law regulating the organization was known as "The Contraband Law," which gave a colored laborer in the service of the United States ten dollars per month, including three dollars for clothing and seven dollars for pay. Nevertheless, Captain McCoy took the initiative and mustered J. B. T. Marsh into the army as quartermaster of the 127th. Finally the long awaited order, calling colored men into the service and making the organization official, came from the War Department. With the appointment of G. W. Shurtleff of Oberlin, formerly of the 7th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, as Lieutenant Colonel, the name was changed and recruiting was completed. Non-commissioned officers were appointed from the ranks and the regiment fully equipped, left Ohio for Virginia on November 18. Colonel J. W. Conine, appointed by President Lincoln, met the regiment at Norfolk to assume command. "The Military History of Ohio" (1866) gives this account of the regiments history: "In December, 1863, moved to North Carolina; in January, 1864, back to Virginia, camping near Yorktown; took gallant part in Butler's campaign on the James; stormed the heights of Petersburg, June 15, 1864, and took part in the subsequent siege; transferred again to the Army of the James; in 1865 served in North Carolina; discharged at Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 5, 1865." While on the James River the regiment received 375 recruits. In the fighting at Chafin's Farm in Virginia, September 29, 1864, the regiment lost 85 killed and 248 wounded, in addition to 9 officers wounded, of the 550 men in the ranks that day. Sergeants Beatty, Holland, Pimm, and Brunson were awarded medals, both by Congress and by General Benjamin F. Butler, for gallantry in action.................................................SOLD


1102 - A FINE EXAMPLE OF AN YOUNG ARMED INFANTRY OFFICER
, 1/4th plate tintype in a full thermo plastic case. A seated pose of a young Lt. holding his saber upright. His infantry kepi horn insignia, buttons, and rectangular Eagle buckle are attractively tinted gold. Quite bright and with excellent contrast for a tintype. A very large armed image at a great price.....................................................
SOLD

90700 - CORPORAL BENJAMIN JOHNSON, 6TH MICHIGAN INFANTRY/HEAVY ARTILLERY, 1/6th plate tintype in full leather case. Johnson is seated holding his Model 1841 Mississippi Rifle and a large Colt revolver tucked into his belt. He has a cap box on his belt and has a cartridge box handing from a strap over his shoulder. The image is extremely clear and he poses in front of a painted backdrop. Johnson served in the 6th Michigan Infantry and later the 6th Michigan Heavy Artillery while in Louisiana. [6th Michigan Infantry was renamed the 6th Michigan Heavy Artillery]. Regiment received thanks of Gen. Banks for gallant and efficient services during the siege [Port Hudson] and was by his orders converted into a Regiment of Heavy Artillery, to retain its Infantry number, and to have the organization pay and equipment prescribed by law for troops of the Artillery arms. Johnson saw action at the attack on New Orleans, battle of Baton Rouge, Grand Gulf, Bayou Teche, and action against the Steamer Cotton, Siege of Port Hudson, Mobile, Spanish Fort, and Fort Blakeley. The image comes with a small archive of a Corporal's commission, eagle discharge, numerous pension papers, clipping at his death, a cabinet photo of him in later life, and other family photos. A terrific image with a nice provenance archive included.................................................SOLD

7147 - RARE STUDIO SETTING FOR A TRIPLE ARMED YANK CORPORAL, ¼ plate tintype in a full case. A full standing Yank standing in a studio setting next to a window admitting light to the room from the left. He stands holding a Model 1816 conversion musket with affixed bayonet, bowie knife, and a large Colt revolver in his belt. While the open window allows for light in the room it also allowed for shadows. This is a rare photographer's format. His pants are tinted light blue. RARE....................................................SOLD

7149 - 12TH US COLORED TROOPS FULL STANDING ARMED BLACK SOLDIER WITH MUSKET AND BAYONET, ¼ plate ambrotype in full leather case. A black private stands holding his musket and his bayonet sheathed on his belt. His US belt plate, eagle breast plate, and eagle buttons are sharp and clear. In fact, the buttons and plates are so pristine this image must have been taken soon after his enlistment. The 12th USCT was organized in Tennessee in 1863 and served in Tennessee against Hood and fought at Nashville and in North Alabama. The Unit lost 38 killed and mortally wounded and 242 by disease. The 12 is very evident on his kepi. Slight solarization but away from the image. SHARP AND RARE..............SOLD

7151 - TWO SUPERB YANKS WITH CANTEENS, MUSKETS, CARTRIDGE BOXES, 1/6th plate tintype in a full leather case. An outstanding pair of western theater privates. Both are holding Model 1809 Prussian muskets with bayonets. One has his cartridge box on a belt sling over his shoulder; the other has his on his belt which is rarely seen in photographs. The soldier on the right poses with a small revolver. Both have Model 1858 cloth covered canteens on straps over their shoulders. One cork stopper can be seen hanging from the canteen. This rare image is soon to be published. A superb image. Ex-Dr. Paul Johnson Collection.....................................................SOLD


7154 - A RARE NAVAL DAGUERREOTYPE OF A MIDSHIPMAN
, 1/9th plate Daguerreotype in a full leather case. This young naval officer is seated with his hand in a post to his coat. The image dates to the mid 1850's and is attractively tinted in gold. Sharp and clear with no problems. Naval dags are rare and this one is exceptional..................................................
SOLD

7158 - RUGGED LOOKING YANK WITH MUSKET, 1/9th plate ambrotype in full leather case. A rugged Yank holding his musket in a pose across his chest, US oval buckle quite evident. He wears a distinctive trimmed jacket, buckle, and buttons lightly tinted gold. This image is better than our scan, quite nice............................................SOLD

71120 - 16TH INDIANA INFANTRY, TRIPLE ARMED IDENTIFIED SOLDIER WITH A 1ST MODEL BURNSIDE CARBINE, 1/6th plate tintype in a full leather case. A great ID on the back of the case identifies him as John A. Heavenridge, [Company F, 16th Indiana Infantry]. He poses with his saber unsheathed, has a large Colt in his belt, and holds a 1st Model Burnside. He was from Rush County, Indiana. The image has great clarity and sharpness. The Burnside carbine is very distinctive. The buttons and trim has some gold tinting. A beautiful image and a tough gun to find in photos.....................SOLD

5070 - DOUBLE ARMED YANK RELAXING WITH A PIPE, WEARS HAVELOCK ON HIS FORAGE CAP, 1/6th plate tintype in a very nice thermo plastic case. An early war Infantryman sporting a rarely seen Havelock oilcloth cover on his forage cap [Model 1851 Dress Cap, remaining supplies of which were issued as forage caps per order of the Secretary of the Army in 1859]. His patent leather belt supports a large silver handled Sheffield style Bowie knife and a Slim-Jim holster with a Whitney-Beals Patent Pocket Revolver with a RING TRIGGER. His coat is a four button sack coat that he has wide open at the collar. He seems relaxed while puffing a large pipe. Extremely sharp. This is one of the first cased images we ever sold [1981] as I remember it very distinctly and it just reappeared on the market. Just an outstanding Yank with a lot of character.........................................................SOLD

122708 - 8TH WISCONSIN INFANTRYMAN ARMED, 1/4th plate tintype in a full geometric design thermo plastic case. A seated pose of a member of the 8th Wisconsin Infantry holding his musket with strap, his bayonet is in its scabbard on his belt along with his cap box. The eagle buttons are relatively clear with just a slight remainder of gold tint adhering to the buttons and US plate. This image had been sold as a Confederate in the past, but it is the uniform of the 8th Wisconsin as seen in American Military Equipage 1851 - 1872 by Todd. We will accompany the image with the illustration in that reference book. A nice large image with excellent clarity and in very fine condition. The 8th Wisconsin had a wonderful service record serving at Island #10, Corinth, the Vicksburg Campaign, Red River Campaign, the Battle of Nashville, and at Spanish Fort, AL during the campaign against Mobile................... SOLD

62501 - YOUNG MULATTO ARTILLERYMAN, 1/6th plate tintype in full thermo plastic case of a young private of the 2nd USCT Light Artillery or flying artillery Battery E. There was only one unit of USCT light artillery which was the 2nd USCT. His mulatto complexion is quite obvious with his light eyes. He brandishes a saber across his chest. His piping is tinted red as well as the cording on his Hardie hat. Battery E was organized at Helena, Arkansas in 1863. He has a "E" on his Hardie hat along with a Infantry horn although he is definitely an artilleryman. The image comes with another image of the soldier in uniform without the hat that has some emulsion crazing. Thus there are two images of this soldier in the same case with the 2nd image as a bonus. Image is in pristine condition. While this soldier is not a dark black complexioned, he is definitely a mulatto. 2 images................SOLD

4000 - WESTERN THEATER YANK HOLDING HIS SPRINGFIELD MUSKET, 1/4th plate tintype in a beautiful leather case. A Yank stands in front of a pained backdrop of trees and a camp scene of pitched tents in the distance. He wears a wide brimmed hat quite typical of Mid-West soldiers, holds a Springfield musket in front of him showing the hammer and lock plate sharply. A cap box on  his waist belt and also a sheathed bayonet. Light gold tinting to his buttons and buckle, crystal clear and has great contrast for a tintype...near perfect......................................SOLD

8286 - KILLED AT GETTYSBURG JULY 3RD, 1863, PVT. GEORGE FARGO FLETCHER 15TH MASS. VOLUNTEERS ALONG WITH HIS FAMILY, 4 ambrotypes, 1/9th plates all in a wonderful thermoplastic case. Includes from left to right, pre-war photo of one of his brothers, possibly Samuel or James, Pvt. George Fargo Fletcher, in uniform. His Mother Margaret Chapin Fletcher, and his Father Ephraim Fletcher. At Gettysburg, July 2 and 3, 1863, as a part of Harrow's Brigade, Gibbon's Division, Hancock's (2d) Corps, the regiment was heavily engaged on the Union left center losing its colonel, George H. Ward, and 36 officers and men killed or mortally wounded. The 3" X 4 5/8" thermoplastic case is entitled "Children Playing with Toys" c. 1860, Rinhart Plate 29. The image of George Fargo Fletcher is sharp with just a trifle solarization. A nice family grouping housed in a scarce case which is worth $200 alone! The group for.........................................................SOLD


12085 - UNION INFANTRY CORPORAL AS AN AMPUTEE
, 1/6th tintype in full leather case. A seated uniformed Corporal seated showing the loss of his left lower leg. His stripes are nicely tinted blue. Leg amputees are rarely seen in uniform................................................
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12086 - EXCEPTIONAL UNION CAVALRYMAN ARMED IN A RARE CASE FORMAT
, 1/8th plate tintype. A Union Corporal cavalryman standing wearing high leather riding boots and posing with his un sheathed saber in front of him. His buttons and other bras trim are lightly tinted gold. A wonderful image in a rare format.........................................................
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12087 - UNION CAVALRYMAN POSING WITH HIS SABER ON HORSEBACK
, 1/6th plate tintype in a nice black thermo plastic case. The trooper poses on his horse with his drawn saber posed over his shoulder. Well focused. A nice outdoor pose.........................................
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11187 - BREAKING CAMP, 1/4 plate tintype in a beautiful thermo plastic case. One of the best candid, non-posed, snippet of history, soldiers being soldiers, Civil War Image in existence! Although there is some evidence that at least some of the soldiers were aware of the photographer, this image is unlike the usual images of groups of Civil War soldiers. Most of these types of images will show soldiers drawn up in ranks, or if depicting camp life. The soldiers will be carefully posed for the long photographic exposure. This image shows a natural progression of breaking camp at dawn. A tent has been knocked down; there is a backpack and a canteen lying in the foreground. Arms are still stacked with equipment beneath. There are soldiers wearing greatcoats from the night before, others in short sleeves as the day quickly warms. The image shows a drum, bugle, a man and a boy wearing halves of a two man shelter tent, and each of the other soldiers involved in a myriad of individual personal activity. This is an incredible image where the light, low humidity and proper exposure all came together. With a loupe, one can read "US" on the belt plate on the left hand side of the image. There is some trivial waviness to the tin. The image comes with several large blowups of the image along with a CD of the images in two versions. Ex-Roy Mantle Collection......................................................SOLD

9120 - BEAUTIFUL OUTDOOR VIEW OF TWO CAVALRY TROOPERS, ONE POSING WITH A PISTOL, 1/4 plate tintype in full case, wine colored velvet inset. A great view of one cavalryman seated on his horse posing with his revolver in front of him. The other trooper dismounted standing adjacent to his horse with his saber in front of him. Unusually nice focus and crystal clear which is very unusual for a large outdoor tintype. A hard to beat outdoor cavalry view..................SOLD

7709 - A GREAT AMPUTEE IMAGE OF THE CIVIL WAR, 1/6th plate ambrotype in full case of a master sergeant posing for the camera clearly having his right arm amputated with his sleeve pinned up. He wears a red tinted sash on his waist and wears sky blue trousers. Possibly a variation of a VRC uniform. Crystal clear and superb contrast.......................SOLD

6802 - SUPERB AMBROTYPE OF A CIVIL WAR MASTER'S MATE, 1/4 plate ambrotype in a full leather case of a young "Master's Mate" seated. The three buttons on his sleeve determines his rank as the cap insignia is blurred by the usual gold paint tint. The anchor on the buckle is still evident even with the gold tint applied for decorative purposes. Naval images are much scarcer than army images and this one is really nice.................................SOLD


71416 - YANK WITH HUGE BOWIE KNIFE
, 1/9th plate ambrotype in thermo plastic case. Union infantryman with kepi and overcoat wearing a two piece buckle and a huge wooden handled bowie knife in his leather belt. The image is better than our photo! Great shot of the bowie blade unsheathed..........
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5131 - IOWA CAVALRYMAN
, 1/9th plate tintype in full leather case. Bust pose of a young cavalryman wearing a kepi, cavalry shell jacket with yellow/gold piping evident on his collar. To his left is a portion of a US flag used as a backdrop. Inside the case in German is a salutation with a partial ID "David Russ (?)", Iowa 1862. In checking the rosters of the nine Iowa cavalry rosters, I cannot find a "David Russ", but the writing is blurred and hastily written so the image definitely deserves further research. An Iowa cavalryman of German extraction to be sure. Clear and sharp.........................................
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62507 - YOUNG INFANTRY OFFICER, 1/6th plate tintype in full leather case. A young Lieutenant from the waist up with folded arms. He has an embroidered infantry insignia on his kepi with the regimental number 121 (most probably New York). Nice and clear..........................SOLD

60602 - VETERANS RESERVE CORPS, 1/6th plate tintype in full leather case of a member of the Veterans Reserve Corps or the old "Invalid Corps". His light colored coat appear to be gray, but is actually light powder blue. The collar is very distinctive with the small cuff button trim and shoulder straps. This image had been sold over the years as a "Confederate" due to the light color of the uniform as well as the unusual piping on the coat, but he is definitely a VRC member. I believe the same soldier is shown in "More Confederate Faces", page 120 in a 1/9th plate pose as a Confederate from Tennessee. Irregardless this is a scarce image as we have seen few VRC images over the years and this one is quite nice........................SOLD

 

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