This page also includes Civil War Daguerreotypes and Ambrotypes!
Plus a Few Postwar Images.
CWTT6. Sixth-plate Tintype of man in studio leaning back on floor with a pick axe in his hand. This came with a slip of paper which reads “Battle of the Crater Veteran.” Image is housed in a half leather case and in a mat which reads “Winchester” on the left and “Pollett” on the right. Whether this guy is an actual veteran of the the Battle of the Crater is open to conjecture but if he is not this is a pretty odd tintype. G+. $250
CWTT11. Sixth-plate Tintype of standing Civil War soldier with musket and bayonet attached. Cheeks tinted red. Interesting pose in front of an absolutely blank backdrop. Housed in a full, split leather case. VG. $425
CWTT12. Sixth-plate Tintype of Civil War soldier (or post Civil War soldier) with sword, posed before camp scene backdrop. The odd hat probably makes him just post war but I am not an expert on this. Housed in a half leather case. VG. $300
CWTT14. Sixth-plate Tintype of a doubly-armed Civil War soldier. He is holding a Colt model 1849 pocket, 31 caliber pistol and Bowie knife. (Thank you to G. Lewis for Colt ID). There are some serious scratches on the right as shown and a bend is seen with raking light. Housed in a half leather case with glass. G-. $650
CWTT19. CDV-sized tintype of a Civil War soldier. Pencilled inside the case is “I bought this old Daguerotype Jan. 4, 1936, Marshall Hill, ??? N.Y. June 8, 1936.” Housed in a CDV-sized thermoplastic case, one corner chipped, some other nicks. VG. $325
CWTT27. Quarter-plate tintype of John Hussey Hodgkins, Sailor of Jefferson Maine, died 1911. This ID is stamped into the back of the preserver around the image. There is a partial 5-cent, cancelled tax stamp on verso. Housed in a full leather case. VG. $650
CWTT29. Col. Corcoran. General Michael Corcoran (1827-1863), brigadier-general, was born in Carrowkeel, Ireland, Sept. 21, 1827. His father, a captain in the British army, gave him a good education, and procured for him a commission in the Irish constabulary in 1845. This he resigned, being unwilling to oppress his people and in 1849 he emigrated to America, locating in New York. He joined the militia there as a private, rose through the grades to the rank of colonel, 1859, and when Prince Albert of Wales visited this country, he refused to order out the regiment, the 69th, to do honor to the prince. For this he was subjected to trial by court-martial, that was still pending when the Civil war began. Upon the first call for troops, he led the 69th to the seat of war, and, being ordered to Virginia built Fort Corcoran on Arlington Heights, and then led it into the battle of Bull Run, where he fought with impetuous gallantry. He was wounded and captured, and spent nearly a year in various Confederate prisons, refusing to accept a release conditional upon his promise not to take up arms again in defense of the Union. Upon being exchanged, Aug. 15, 1862, he was commissioned brigadier-general of volunteers to date from July 21, 1861, and organized the Corcoran legion, which he commanded in the battles on the James, near Suffolk, in April, 1863, and in checking the advance of the Confederates upon Norfolk. The legion was attached to the Army of the Potomac, in Aug., 1863, and Gen. Corcoran was killed by the falling of his horse upon him while riding in company with Gen. Thomas Francis Meagher, Dec. 22, 1863. VG. $250
CWTT37 & CWCDV977. Davis, Hartford, Conn. This lot consists of a CDV and a quarter plate Tintype of Richard K. Woodruff. Residence New Haven CT. Enlisted on 8/11/1862 as a Corporal. On 8/25/1862 he mustered into “I” Co. CT 15th Infantry. He was discharged for promotion on 3/23/1865. On 3/23/1864 he was commissioned into “C” Co. US Colored Troops 31st Infantry. He was wounded at Petersburg July 30, 1864 and died of tetanus on 8/11/1864 after his removal to David’s Island, New York. He was listed as: * Wounded 7/30/1864 Petersburg, VA (Severe wound in left elbow). Promotions: * Capt 3/23/1864 (As of Co. C 31st USCT Infantry). With photocopies of image and Woodruff and info page on him from Yale in the Civil War, by Ellsworth Elliot Jr., Yale Press, 1932. VG. [case] $1200
Case80. Half-plate thermoplastic case (Berg 1-12, American Country Life 2) by A.P. Critchlow & Co. with tintype of Civil War soldier with rifle posed before campsite backdrop. Inside of case behind image has some brown staining. Image has some stain at top right as shown. Case is good with few nicks and some play at hinges. G. $875
Case82. Quarter-plate thermoplastic case (Berg 3-19, Geometric) by Littlefield, Parsons & Co. with tintype of Civil War cavalry soldier with rifle. I think there is an “8″ and an “11″ on his hat but not sure. Case is good with one chipped corner and a chip on the side. G. $750
Case84. Quarter-plate thermoplastic case (Berg 1-37, Roger deCoverly and the Gypsies Fortune 1) by A.P. Critchlow & Co. with Civil War soldier tintype with rifle posed before studio backdrop. Case in very good condition with sharp corners. VG. $750
Case86. Quarter-plate thermoplastic case (Berg 3-43, Geometric) by S. Peck & Co., with tintype of Civil War soldier seated before scenic backdrop, holding sword. Velvet on case is worn and has been shedding. Case has one corner chip and few other small nicks. G. $850
CWAMB8. Quarter-plate armed Union soldier ambrotype housed in thermoplastic case (Berg 1-39, The Dance) by S. Peck & Co. I believe that the soldier holds an Austrian Lorenz rifle. Case and image are E. $950
CWTT51. [E. Crew, Alliance, Ohio] Sixth-plate tintype of armed Civil War soldier before painted backdrop. Housed in a thermoplastic case (Berg 1-99, Mother Embracing Child 2). Accompanied by scans of the front and back of a CDV with the backmark of E. Crew of soldier Sam Doll standing before the same backdrop. Case and image are VG. $450