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

  
CWTT18.
Sixth-plate Tintype of a standing Civil War soldier with rifle with bayonet. He is posed before a scenic backdrop. Gold highlights. Housed in a half leather case. G. $325

  
CWAMB1.
Sixth-plate ambrotype of a standing Civil War soldier with rifle with bayonet. Housed in a full split leather case. G. $325


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


CWTT26. Tinted Tintype, 4″ x 2.5″ of a Zouave. VG. $250


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

Zouave Tintype 
CWTT41.
Ninth-plate Tintype of a seated Zouave with sword with gold-tinted hilt, an American Flag on the table by his side. Housed in a full, split leather case. VG. $650

Civil War Soldier with Rifle Tintype  Civil War Soldier with Rifle Tintype  Civil War Soldier with Rifle Tintype  Civil War Soldier with Rifle Tintype
CWTT46. Octogonal sixth-plate tintype of Civil War soldier with rifle. Gold tinting. Housed in a thermoplastic case (Berg 3-205, Geometric) by A.P. Critchlow & Co. G. $750

Half-Plate Thermoplastic Case with Civil War Soldier Tintype  Half-Plate Thermoplastic Case with Civil War Soldier Tintype  Half-Plate Thermoplastic Case with Civil War Soldier Tintype  Half-Plate Thermoplastic Case with Civil War Soldier Tintype
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

Quarter-Plate Thermoplastic Case with Civil War Soldier Tintype  Quarter-Plate Thermoplastic Case with Civil War Soldier Tintype  Quarter-Plate Thermoplastic Case with Civil War Soldier Tintype  Quarter-Plate Thermoplastic Case with Civil War Soldier Tintype
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

Quarter-Plate Thermoplastic Case with Civil War Soldier Tintype  Quarter-Plate Thermoplastic Case with Civil War Soldier Tintype  Quarter-Plate Thermoplastic Case with Civil War Soldier Tintype  Quarter-Plate Thermoplastic Case with Civil War Soldier Tintype
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

Quarter-Plate Thermoplastic Case with Civil War soldier Tintype  Quarter-Plate Thermoplastic Case with Civil War soldier Tintype  Quarter-Plate Thermoplastic Case with Civil War soldier Tintype  Quarter-Plate Thermoplastic Case with Civil War soldier Tintype
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

GAR Tintype
Postwartt3. Image measures 5″ x 7″ and shows a GAR gathering of Civil War veterans. VG. $225

GAR Tintype
Postwartt4. Image measures 5″ x 7″ and shows a GAR gathering of Civil War veterans. VG. $225

Quarter Plate Armed Union Soldier Ambrotype Quarter Plate Armed Union Soldier Ambrotype Quarter Plate Armed Union Soldier Ambrotype Quarter Plate Armed Union Soldier Ambrotype
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

1st Wisconsin Heavy Artillery 1st Wisconsin Heavy Artillery
CWCDV1080. New Gem Gallery, Alexandria, Va. Seely & Murphy, Proprietors. Signed “J.B. Thurston, Almand, Portage Co., Wis.” This gem tintype is of Private Joseph B. Thurston, Co. E, 1st WI Heavy Artillery. VG. $175

1st Wisconsin Heavy Artillery 1st Wisconsin Heavy Artillery
CWCDV1081. New Gem Gallery, Alexandria, Va. Seely & Murphy, Proprietors.  Signed “Martin Craig, Co. E, 1st H.A. Wis Vol.,” on verso. This gem tintype is of Private Martin Craig, Co. E, 1st WI Heavy Artillery. VG. $175

1st Wisconsin Heavy Artillery 1st Wisconsin Heavy Artillery
CWCDV1082. New Gem Gallery, Alexandria, Va. Seely & Murphy, Proprietors. Signed “J. Hecker.” This gem tintype is of Private John Hecker, Co. E, 1st WI Heavy Artillery. VG. $175

Civil War Soldier Gem Tintype Civil War Soldier Gem Tintype
CWCDV1089. New Gem Gallery, Alexandria, Va. Seely & Murphy, Proprietors. This unidentified gem tintype came from the same album that contained images of identified soldiers from the 1st WI Heavy Artillery regiment. VG. $100

Civil War Soldier Gem Tintype Civil War Soldier Gem Tintype
CWCDV1090. New Gem Gallery, Alexandria, Va. Seely & Murphy, Proprietors. This unidentified gem tintype came from the same album that contained images of identified soldiers from the 1st WI Heavy Artillery regiment. VG. $100

Civil War Soldier Gem Tintype Civil War Soldier Gem Tintype
CWCDV1091. New Gem Gallery, Alexandria, Va. Seely & Murphy, Proprietors. This unidentified gem tintype came from the same album that contained images of identified soldiers from the 1st WI Heavy Artillery regiment. VG. $100

Civil War Soldier Gem Tintype Civil War Soldier Gem Tintype
CWCDV1092. New Gem Gallery, Alexandria, Va. Seely & Murphy, Proprietors. This unidentified gem tintype came from the same album that contained images of identified soldiers from the 1st WI Heavy Artillery regiment. VG. $100

Civil War Soldier Gem Tintype Civil War Soldier Gem Tintype
CWCDV1093.  New Gem Gallery, Alexandria, Va. Seely & Murphy, Proprietors. This unidentified gem tintype came from the same album that contained images of identified soldiers from the 1st WI Heavy Artillery regiment. VG. $100

Confederate Civil War Soldier Tintype cwtt54a
CWTT54. Sixth-plate tinted tintype of Confederate Civil War Soldier with pistol and knife. His kepi has an oilcloth cover and is in his lap. He sports big shoulder scales a la Federal dress uniforms which was often worn by Confederates. General opinion is that he is likely from Georgia, possibly North Carolina. This image was obtained from an estate of a family that lived in NC along with another identified Confederate North Carolina soldier and a silhouette of Governor Turner of NC who was governor in the early 1800’s. Housed in a full, split leather case. VG. $1800

General Anderson Tintype
CWTT61. Abbott tintype (1.625″ x 1.375″) of print/engraving of Gen. Anderson in preserver with hook for hanging. VG. $75

cwtt64 cwtt64a cwtt64b
CWTT64. Quarter-plate tintype of Civil War soldier or possibly civilian, posed before fine scenic backdrop with American flag, housed in a collectible thermoplastic case (Berg 1-39, The Dance) in very good condition. If not a soldier, this man could be any one of the various civilians that were present with soldiers such as a sutler, a teamster, etc. G. $650

cwtt77bcwtt77cCivil War Artillery Sergeant Tintype cwtt77a
CWTT77. Quarter-plate tintype of Civil War Artillery Sergeant with sword posed before scenic backdrop in Union Case (Berg 1-22 Capture of Major Andre). G. $450

Civil War Drummer Civil War Drummer Tinted Civil War Drummer cwamb17
CWAMB17. 
Sixth-plate tinted yellow glass ambrotype of Civil War drummer. Housed in a Littlefield, Parsons & Co. thermoplastic case (Berg1-55, Eagle and Flag). Case is in very good condition, with working clasp and hinges, no chips. VG. $1200

Civil War Musician with Gun and Horn Civil War Musician with Gun and Horn Civil War Musician with Gun and Horn
CWTT78. Sixth-plate tinted tintype of Civil War musician with pistol and horn. Housed in a thermoplastic case (Berg 3-168, Geometric). Case has chips and cracks, hinges loose. Image is VG. $1200

Tinted Civil War Cavalryman Tinted Civil War Cavalryman cwtt79b cwtt79a
CWTT79. Sixth-plate tinted tintype of Civil War cavalryman with sword. Housed in a thermoplastic case (Berg 3-174, Geometric).  Working clasp and hinges tight, few nicks to case. Image is VG. $500

Civil War Soldier TIntype Civil War Soldier TIntype cwtt80b cwtt80
CWTT80. Quarter-plate tintype of Civil War soldier with rifle with bayonet posed before scenic camp backdrop. Housed in a Littlefield, Parsons & Co. thermoplastic case (Berg 1-36, Lady with Falcon). Case has some chips, clasps and hinges are fine. Image is VG. $675

Civil War Soldier Ambrotype cwamb18a cwamb18
CWAMB18. Quarter-plate tinted ambrotype of Civil War soldier. Housed in a thermoplastic case by Scovill Mf’g Co. (Berg 1-18, Crossed Cannon). Case has one nick o/w G. Image is VG. $675

John Gassler Civil War Soldier John Gassler Civil War Soldier
CWAMB19. Sixth-plate tinted ambrotype of John Gassler, Private, NY 8th Infantry. Enlisted on 4/23/1861 at NYC; mustered into “C” Co., NY 8th Infantry. MO on 4/23/1863 at Brooks’ Station, Va. His name is scratched into image and he is wearing his pack. He lived at 55 TenEyck St., Brooklyn, NY. He was a cabinet maker born in Germany. He died on April 11, 1912 at age 77. The 8th (the 1st German Rifles) was recruited in New York City, there mustered into the U.S. service on April 23, 1861, for two years, and left for Washington on May 27. At Miller’s farm the troops encamped and on July 10 were ordered to move toward Manassas as part of the 2nd brigade, 4th division of the Army of the Potomac. During the Battle of Bull Run the 8th was held in reserve and assisted in covering the retreat. The following winter it was quartered at Roach’s mills and Hunter’s Chapel, Va.; moved to Winchester in March, 1862, and in May joined Gen. Fremont at Petersburg, WV. It participated in the pursuit of Gen. Jackson in the Shenandoah Valley, and as part of Blenker’s division fought at the battles of Cross Keys and New Market. In the battle of Cross Keys its killed, wounded and missing numbered 220 out of a total of 550 engaged. At Middletown, the 8th was assigned to the 1st brigade, 1st division, 1st corps, Army of Virginia, under Gen. Pope, and with that army took part in the battles of Sulphur Springs and the second Bull Run. In September, it became a part of the 11th corps and reached Fredericksburg immediately after the battle; camped during the winter at Stafford Court House and Brooks’ Station, and was mustered out of the service at the latter place on April 23, 1863.  Housed in a full leather case. With his service papers, death certificate, pension papers, etc. VG. $1750

Civil War Tintype Civil War Tintype
CWTT81. Sixth-plate tinted tintype of a Civil War soldier. Housed in a full, split leather case. VG. $125

Civil War Sergeant Ambrotype Civil War Sergeant Ambrotype cwamb20a
CWAMB20. Quarter-plate ambrotype of Civil War sergeant with rifle and bayonet before camp scene backdrop housed in a Union case (Berg 1-34, Harvest Motif) with two chipped corners. It is odd to see a solider posed in a studio with both a classical pillar and a camp backdrop in the same image. G. $450

Civil War Soldier with Wife Tintype Civil War Soldier with Wife Tintype cwtt82a
CWTT82. Soldier seated with his wife who may be pregnant as her hands seem to rest high on her abdomen. The image is a sixth-plate tintype and it is housed in a wooden ogee frame. The frame measures 9.25″ x 8.75.” There is information scratched into the back of the tin which is difficult to make out. I believe his name may be W. T. Berry but I’m not sure and I can’t really make out the other scratched writing. VG. $300

cwamb22 cwamb22a
CWAMB22. Ninth-plate ruby ambrotype of a Civil War soldier. Housed in a full, split leather case. G. $65