Be sure to see additional Civil War Images under Stereos, Tintypes, Daguerreotypes,Ambrotypes, and Large Albumen Images.
Other Civil War-related CDVs are listed on the Political CDV page.


CWCAB4. 
M.B. Brady. Photo taken by James F. Gibson. Brady’s Album Gallery. No. 357. Group. Comte de Paris, Duc de Chartres, Prince de Joinville, and Friends, Camp Winfield Scott, near Yorktown, May 1, 1862. Brady’s 1862 copyright line on bottom recto. Card has the stamp of Snow & Roos, San Francisco in left margin and a label from Roos & Wunderlich, Depot of Goupil & Co., San Francisco on verso. VG. $375


CWCDV259. 
Warren, Cambridgeport, Mass. Officer Charles H. Manning, United States Navy. Period ID on back of card. Assistant Engineer 1863 with promotions and with Naval Service until 1884. Navy records from the National Archives has Manning on the Union Steam Vessel Mary Sanford. Also served on other CW vessels. With records from archives and copy of pages from List of Officers of the Navy of the United States and of the Marine Corps from 1775 to 1900 related to Manning. Trimmed at bottom. VG. $125


CWCDV586. 
M.B. Brady, Washington DC. This image was taken in April 1862 at Beaufort, SC by Timothy O’Sullivan. This image is illustrated on page 419 of The Image of War: 1861-1865, Volume I: Shadows of the The Storm by The National Historical Society, William C. Davis, editor & Bell I. Wiley, Senior Consulting Editor. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1981. The caption beneath the image reads: One of the war’s finest young photographers was Timothy O’Sullivan, among the first northern cameramen to return to South Carolina with the invading Federals. At Beaufort, in April 1862, he recorded an outstanding series of images, and this one probably includes himself, seated second from the right, at his “mess.” The officers and men seated around the table are being served by three black men. Corners are clipped. VG. $650


CWCDV770. 
R.H. Dewey, Photographic Artist, Pittsfield, Mass. “Charles T. Plunkett, Maj. 49th Mass.,” written on back. Residence Pittsfield MA; a 22 year-old Manufacturer. Enlisted on 9/8/1862 as a Captain. On 9/19/1862 he was commissioned into “C” Co. MA 49th Infantry. He was Mustered Out on 9/1/1863 at Pittsfield, MA. Promotions: * Major 11/10/1862. Intra Regimental Company Transfers: * 11/10/1862 from company C to Field & Staff. VG. $150


CWCDV788. Brady, Washington, DC. James Shields (May 10, 1810– June 1, 1879) was an Irish American Democratic politician and United States Army officer, who is the only person in U.S. history to serve as a Senator for three different states. Shields represented Illinois from 1849 to 1855, in the 31st, 32nd, and 33rd Congresses, Minnesota from 1858 to 1859, in the 35th Congress, and Missouri in 1879, in the 45th Congress. Born and initially educated in Ireland, Shields emigrated to the Americas in 1826. He was briefly a sailor, and spent time in Quebec, before settling in Kaskaskia, Illinois, where he studied and practiced law. In 1836, he was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives, and later as State Auditor. His work as auditor was criticized by a young Abraham Lincoln, who (with his then fiancée, Mary Todd) published a series of inflammatory pseudonymous letters in a local paper. Shields challenged Lincoln to a duel, and the two nearly fought on September 22, 1842, before making peace, and eventually becoming friends. In 1845, Shields was appointed to the Illinois Supreme Court, from which he resigned to become Commissioner of the U.S. General Land Office. At the outbreak of the Mexican–American War, he left the Land Office to take an appointment as brigadier general of volunteers. He served with distinction and was twice wounded. In 1848, Shields was appointed to and confirmed by the Senate as the first governor of the Oregon Territory, which he declined. After serving as Senator from Illinois, he moved to Minnesota and there founded the town of Shieldsville. He was then elected as Senator from Minnesota. He served in the Civil War, and at the Battle of Kernstown, his troops inflicted the only tactical defeat of Stonewall Jackson in the war. Shields resigned his commission shortly thereafter. After moving multiple times, Shields settled in Missouri, and served again for three months in the Senate. He died in 1879, and represents Illinois in the National Statuary Hall. VG. $250


CWCDV809.
 Brady’s National Portrait Gallery, published by E&HT Anthony. James A. Mulligan (1829-1864), colonel of the 23rd Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment. On February 20, 1865, the United States Senate confirmed the posthumous award to Colonel Mulligan of the rank of brevet brigadier general of U.S. Volunteers to rank from July 23, 1864, the day before he was mortally wounded at the Second Battle of Kernstown, near Winchester, Virginia. He commanded the Federal forces at the First Battle of Lexington in Missouri, and later distinguished himself in other engagements in the Eastern theater prior to his death in battle. Trimmed at bottom. G. $225


CWCDV814. 
Autographed CDV by Brady’s National Portrait Gallery, published by E&HT Anthony of Quincy Adams Gillmore (February 25, 1825 – April 11, 1888), civil engineer, author, and a general in the Union Army during the Civil War. He was noted for his actions in the Union victory at Fort Pulaski, where his modern rifled artillery readily pounded the fort’s exterior stone walls, an action that essentially rendered stone fortifications obsolete. He earned an international reputation as an organizer of siege operations and helped revolutionize the use of naval gunnery. The CDV is signed on the back and dated Dec. 1863. The 3 on the year has an inkblot so it may not be 1863. A Google search for Gillmore’s autograph will show you that this is a genuine signature. CDV has been trimmed at bottom. Gillmore was born and raised in Black River (now the City of Lorain) in Lorain County, Ohio. He was named after the president-elect at the time of his birth, John Quincy Adams. He entered the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, in 1845. He graduated in 1849, first in a class of 43 members. He was appointed to the engineers and was promoted to first lieutenant in 1856. From 1849 until 1852, he was engaged in constructing the fortifications at Hampton Roads in coastal Virginia. For the next four years, he was instructor of Practical Military Engineering at West Point and designed a new riding school. Beginning in 1856, Gillmore served as a purchasing agent for the Army in New York City. He was promoted to captain in 1861. With the outbreak of the Civil War in early 1861, Gilmore was assigned to the staff of Brig. Gen.Thomas W. Sherman and accompanied him to Port Royal, Virginia. After being appointed as a brigadier general, Gillmore took charge of the siege operations against Fort Pulaski. A staunch advocate of the relatively new naval rifled guns, he was the first officer to effectively use them to knock out an enemy stone fortification. More than 5,000 artillery shells fell on Pulaski from a range of 1,700 yards during the short siege, which resulted in the fort’s surrender after its walls were breached. The result of the efforts to breach a fort of such strength and at such a distance confers high honor on the engineering skill and self-reliant capacity of General Gilmore. Failure in an attempt made in opposition to the opinion of the ablest engineers in the army would have destroyed him. Success, which in this case is wholly attributable to his talent, energy, and independence, deserves a corresponding reward. -New York Tribune Although he was one of the best artillerists and engineers in the army he was not well respected by his men. After an assignment in New York City, Gillmore traveled to Lexington, Kentucky, where he supervised the construction of Fort Clay on a hilltop commanding the city. He was then assigned to replace Maj. Gen. Ormsby M. Mitchel in charge of the X Corps after that officer’s death from yellow fever. In addition, Gillmore commanded the Department of the South, consisting of North and South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, with headquarters at Hilton Head, from June 12, 1863, to May 1, 1864. Under his direction, the army constructed two earthen forts in coastal South Carolina-Fort Mitchel and Fort Holbrook, located in the Spanish Wells area near Hilton Head Island. He commanded forces that occupied Morris Island, Fort Wagner, and Fort Gregg, and also participated in the destruction of Fort Sumter. On July 18, 1863, during the siege of Charleston, South Carolina, Gillmore launched a major assault on Fort Wagner. The troops who assaulted Ft. Wagner were primarily from the 54th Massachusetts Regiment, which included only African-Americans in its complement. Gillmore had ordered that his forces be integrated and that African-Americans were not to be assigned menial tasks only, such as KP or latrine duty, but instead they were to carry arms into battle. They and their assault on Ft. Wagner were the subject of the 1989 Civil War movie Glory, which starred Morgan Freeman and Matthew Broderick. “So shortly after 6:30 p.m., on July 18, 1863, the Union Colonel Robert Gould Shaw (played by Matthew Broderick) readied the 600 men of the 54th Massachusetts regiment for an assault on Ft. Wager. Shaw was the 25 year old son of Boston abolitionists, was white, as were all his officers. Again, all the regiment’s enlisted complement were black, i.e. African-American.” [from the History Net, African American History, 54th Massachusetts Regiment]. Although he does not received attribution for his command in the credits, the African American troops in the movie “Glory” were in fact under General Gillmore’s command and were engaged in battle because of his orders ordering that they be allowed to do so. Prior that time, a 1792 law forbade African Americans from participating in the military, i.e., it forbade “persons of color from serving in the militia”. However, his troops were unable to seize Charleston. In February 1864, Gillmore sent troops to Florida under the command of General Truman Seymour. Despite orders from Gillmore not to advance into the interior of the state, General Seymour advanced toward Tallahassee, the capitol, and fought the largest battle in Florida, the Battle of Olustee, which resulted in a Union defeat. In early May, Gillmore and the X Corps were transferred to the Army of the James and shipped to Virginia. They took part in the Bermuda Hundred operations and played a principal role in the disastrous Drewry’s Bluff action. Gillmore openly feuded with his superior, Benjamin F. Butler over the blame for the defeat. Gillmore asked for reassignment and left for Washington, D.C., On July 11, 1864, Gillmore organized new recruits and invalids into a 20,000-man force to help protect the city from a threat by 10,000 Confederates under Jubal A. Early, who had reached the outer defenses of the Union capital. Gillmore was breveted as a major general of volunteers and a lieutenant colonel of engineers in the regular army. In mid-May 1865, Gillmore ordered all remaining slaves in the territory under his command to be freed; later that month he imposed martial law to enforce his orders. With the war over, he resigned from the volunteer army on December 5, 1865. Gillmore returned to New York City and became a well known civil engineer, authoring several books and articles on structural materials, including cement. He was involved in the reconstruction of fortifications along the Atlantic coast (including, ironically, some that he had destroyed as a Union general). He served on the Rapid Transit Commission that planned the elevated trains and mass public transportation, as well as leading efforts for harbor improvements and coastal defenses. He was a prominent member of the University Club of New York. One of General Gillmore’s sisters, Sophia, married a Civil War officer named Daniel Seth Leslie; Leslie was from the same area near Lorain, OH, as Gillmore. Three descendants of Daniel Seth Leslie were named in General Gillmore’s honor, i.e. “Quincy Gillmore Leslie”, his son “Quincy Charles Leslie” and his son, “Quincy Gilmore Leslie”. In light of General Gillmore’s association with African American troops under his command, Daniel Leslie was assigned some responsibilities for African American veterans after the Civil War. His name (Daniel Seth Leslie) is reported to appear on a monument to African American troops in the Washington, DC area. Some African Americans carried the Gillmore and Leslie names forward. The Traveling Secretary for the Negro Leagues Kansas City Monarchs was named Quincy “J.” Jordan Gilmore. (note the change from two LL’s in Gilmore). He was nicknamed “Sect” and held that position from 1920 to 1925, with the Monarchs winning the Negro League World Series in 1924. He was born in Gary, IN, on June 29, 1882, died Feb 2, 1952. A baseball card has been published in his honor, by “Phil Dixon, 1987”. Also, there are at least two contemporary (1990’s to 2007) African American’s named Quincy Leslie, one of whom is a Sergeant in the US Air Force. General Gillmore died at Brooklyn, New York, at the age of 63. His son and grandson, both also named Quincy Gillmore, were also generals in the U.S. Army. A coal schooner named in his honor, the General QA Gillmore, sank in 1881 in Lake Erie about 45 miles west of Lorain, near Kelley’s Island. The shipwreck remains in the shallow waters of the lake. A second ship was launched bearing his name, called the “Q. A. Gillmore”. It was a steam powered tugboat “Hull #24” built for the Great Lakes Towing Company of Cleveland, Ohio, and launched around 1912-13. She also sailed on the Great Lakes and participated in rescues of ships in the famous and infamous Great Lakes storm of 1913. She was later sold and renamed the Reiss, which was a line of Great Lakes ore and commodity carriers, but which went out of business in the 1970s or so; one such ship was the Richard Reiss. The tug Q. A. Gillmore, now named the Reiss, is still afloat, anchored and located off of Tower Marine in Saugatuk, Michigan, and about 100 yards from the retired cruise ship S.S. Keewatin. Saugatuk is on the shores of Lake Michigan. According to the owner of Tower Marine, R.J. Peterson of Saugatuk, as of the winter of 2007, her engines were still operational. The Reiss was owned by the Saugatuk Marine Museum and they donated the vessel to the Northeastern Maritime Historical Foundation of Duluth, Minnesota, sometime around May 2004. However, she is stuck in a mud bank out in the harbor and has not moved in recent years. Bottom trim o/w VG. $325


CWCDV906.
 R.A. Lewis, NY. Inscribed and signed on back “To John & Charity, from their Brother, Wm. Earle.” William Earle, Acting Master, 17 December, 1861. Honorably discharged 15 January, 1866. William Earle was the Acting Master of the USS Merrimac when she sunk. USS Merrimac was a sidewheel steamer first used in the Confederate States Navy that was captured and used in the United States Navy during the Civil War. Merrimac was purchased in England for the Confederate government in 1862. After a successful career as a blockade runner, she was captured by USS Iroquois off the coast of Cape Fear River, North Carolina, 24 July 1863. Purchased by the Navy from New York Prize Court 10 March 1864, Merrimac commissioned at New York 1 May 1864, Acting Master William P. Rogers in command. After joining the East Gulf Blockading Squadron in June 1864, she was ordered to cruise in the Gulf of Mexico. She captured Cuban sloop Henrettasailing from Bayport, Florida, with cotton for Havana. However, late in July yellow fever broke out amongMerrimac’s crew and she sailed north to allow her crew to recover. Upon arriving in New York she debarked her sick sailors at quarantine, and got underway for a cruise in the northwest Atlantic as far as St. John’s Newfoundland. Early in 1865 Merrimac was reassigned to the East Gulf Blockading Squadron. She got underway for the gulf early in February, but encountered extremely bad weather which forced her to stop at Beaufort, North Carolina, on the 7th and at Charleston, South Carolina on the 12th. Underway for Key West the next day, Merrimac ran into still worse weather which she fought until turning north on the 14th to seek the first port. On the afternoon of 15 February 1865, Acting Master William Earle ordered the crew to abandon ship after its tiller had broken, two boilers given out and the pumps failed to slow the rising water. That night, when the crew had been rescued by mail steamer Morning StarMerrimac was settling rapidly as she disappeared from sight. Trimmed top and bottom. G. $300


CWCDV940. 
Wolff’s Gallery, Alexandria, Va. Dr. George Franklin French (1837-1921), surgeon on Grant’s staff; surgeon in chief, 1st Div., 15th Corps. VG. $200


CWCDV969. No photographer’s ID. Michael Connor, Co. C, IA 2nd Cavalry. 1st Lieut. VG. $150

Huntsville, Ala.
CWCDV987. Robinson & Murphy, Artists, Huntsville, Ala. Signed at bottom “Lt. J. Mahoney, USA.” Josiah Mahoney. Residence was not listed; 27 years old. Enlisted on 7/1/1864 as a 2nd Lieutenant. On 7/1/1864 he was commissioned into “D” Co. TN 8th Cavalry. He was Mustered Out on 9/11/1865 at Knoxville, TN. Corners clipped. G. $250


CWCDV1007. 
Munn & Faul, Ambrotype & Photographic Artists, Cairo, Ill. Written on bottom of card “Paymaster Davis, U.S.N.” 2-cent cancelled tax stamp on verso. George Leonard Davis. Paymaster, 16 April, 1861. Pay Inspector, 3 March, 1871. Retired List, 17 January, 1881. Died 3 December, 1884. Born in Massachusetts; appointed from Wisconsin April 16, 1861. Attached to steam-sloop Pensacola, West Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1862-4; receiving-ship, Cairo, Ill, 1865; steam-sloop Pensacola, North Pacific Squadron, 1866-7; Fleet Paymaster, North Pacific Squadron, 1868-9. VG. $250

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The following CDVs CWCDV1061 through CWCDV1070 (ones that have been sold have been removed) came from a Civil War album from Texas with the above inscription at the front of the album. “Presented by J.A. Maltby to Willie & annie–1887. Hondo City, Texas. Sabinal Canon.” I am indebted to Jim Crain for the identification of this difficult to read name and for information related to the name Maltby as well as to Larry Jones for additional information. Jim writes: “…there are a number of websites…some connecting the name with Texas Rangers and C.S.A.  Some mention a Captain Jeff Maltby.  I can’t be sure that any of these are your guy, but maybe scrutinizing these sites will lead to a connection….Larry Jones’ book “Civil War and Revolution on the Rio Grande Frontier” has a brief mention of William H. Maltby and Henry Maltby in connection with Brownsville, but nothing about Medina County. ” Another search found “Maltby to be a publisher of the Medina County News, 1885.”  Larry writes: “Maltby is a name that is in the Civil War & Rev. book.  I think you’ll find an entry on him in the Handbook of Texas online.  I checked my own book because I remember we reproduced a photo of one of the two Maltby brothers who resided in Brownsville and Matamoros during the war.  There is a CDV of William Maltby and two other men on p. 45.  His brother, Henry, published a pro-Confederate newspaper in Matamoros, Mexico when the Union Army occupied Brownsville.  The newspaper connection fits.  I think the Maltby’s originally were from Corpus Christi or moved there after the war.  I’ve visited the old downtown cemetery there and photographed one of the Malby Bros. tombstone.  DePlanque is buried in the same cemetery.” Additionally, Larry writes: “I read the two entries in the Handbook of Texas.  One for William Jeff Maltby and the other for Henry.  My sense of it is that there is no connection between the Texas Ranger named Maltby and the other Maltbys.  Note that Henry had five children and I’d bet money that J.A. Maltby is one of them.”

Confederate General A.P. Hill Confederate General A.P. Hill
CWCDV1064. E&HT Anthony, New York. Ambrose Powell Hill, Jr. (November 9, 1825 – April 2, 1865), was a career U.S. Army officer in the Mexican–American War and Seminole Wars and a Confederate general in the Civil War. He gained early fame as the commander of the “Light Division” in the Seven Days Battles and became one of Stonewall Jackson’s ablest subordinates, distinguishing himself in the 1862 battles of Cedar Mountain, Second Bull Run, Antietam, and Fredericksburg. Following Jackson’s death in May 1863 at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Hill was promoted to lieutenant general and commanded the Third Corps of Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia, which he led in theGettysburg Campaign and the fall campaigns of 1863. His command of the corps in 1864–65 was interrupted on multiple occasions by illness, from which he did not return until just before the end of the war, when he was killed during the Union Army offensive at the Third Battle of Petersburg. G. $350

Confederate General Jubal Early Confederate General Jubal Early
CWCDV1065. No photographer ID. Jubal Anderson Early (November 3, 1816 – March 2, 1894) was a lawyer and Confederate general in the Civil War. He served under Stonewall Jackson and then Robert E. Lee for almost the entire war, rising from regimental command to lieutenant general and the command of an infantry corps in the Army of Northern Virginia. He was the Confederate commander in key battles of the Valley Campaigns of 1864, including a daring raid to the outskirts of Washington, D.C. The articles written by him for the Southern Historical Society in the 1870s established the Lost Cause point of view as a long-lasting literary and cultural phenomenon. G. $400

General Barry and Foreign Observers by Brady cwcdv1108b
CWCDV1108. Brady’s National Photographic Portrait Galleries, New York & Washington, DC. Camp Winfield Scott. May 1st, 1862. General Barry and foreign observers. Persons pictured are Captain L’Amy of the Royal Army, Duc de Chartres, Colonel Fletcher of the Royal Army, Prince de Joinville, Stewart Van Vliet, Colonels Beaumont and Neville of the Royal Army, Comte de Paris, Lt. George T. Munroe of the Royal Canadian Rifles, and members of General William Barry’s staff. The soldier sitting on the ground on the right is USMC Paymaster Major William Russell, who was one of the two Marine officers at the capture of John Brown at Harpers Ferry in 1859. He was on detached service from the Corps to McClellan’s headquarters during the Peninsula Campaign. He committed suicide on October 31 of that year in Washington. There is a tear in the image at lower left corner likely occurring during mounting as there is no damage to mount. Corners clipped. G. $325

Confederate Meriwether Jeff Thompson cwcdv1111b
CWCDV1111. Pair of CDVs of Jeff Thompson and wife. First CDV is by E&HT Anthony. Meriwether Jeff Thompson (January 22, 1826 – September 5, 1876) was a brigadier general in the Missouri State Guard during the American Civil War. He served the Confederate Army as a cavalry commander, and had the unusual distinction of having a ship in the Confederate Navy named for him. The uniform he is wearing was a fantasy Confederate uniform used by photographers in the North who didn’t yet know what real Confederate general uniforms looked like. So, they just made one up. There are a few Confederate States generals in CDVs wearing the exact same uniform (with their headshots based on antebellum views). Second CDV has no backmark and is Emma Catherine Hays Thompson, wife of Jeff Thompson. VG. $250

Confederate General Thomas Clingman cwcdv1112b
CWCDV1112. E&HT Anthony. Thomas Lanier Clingman (July 27, 1812 – November 3, 1897), known as the “Prince of Politicians,” was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from 1843 to 1845 and from 1847 to 1858, and U.S. senator from the state of North Carolina between 1858 and 1861. During the Civil War he refused to resign his Senate seat and was one of ten senators expelled from the Senate in absentia. He then served as a general in the Confederate States Army. The uniform he is wearing was a fantasy Confederate uniform used by photographers in the North who didn’t yet know what real Confederate general uniforms looked like. So, they just made one up. There are a few Confederate States generals in CDVs wearing the exact same uniform (with their headshots based on antebellum views). VG. $200

cwcdv1128 Stonewall Jackson
CWCDV1128. Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson (January 21, 1824 – May 10, 1863) was a Confederate general during the Civil War, and one of the best-known Confederate commanders after General Robert E. Lee. His military career includes the Valley Campaign of 1862 and his service as a corps commander in the Army of Northern Virginia under Robert E. Lee. Confederate pickets accidentally shot him at the Battle of Chancellorsville on May 2, 1863. The general survived with the loss of an arm to amputation, but died of complications from pneumonia eight days later. His death was a severe setback for the Confederacy, affecting not only its military prospects, but also the morale of its army and of the general public. Jackson in death became an icon of Southern heroism and commitment, becoming a mainstay in the pantheon of the “Lost Cause”. Military historians consider Jackson to be one of the most gifted tactical commanders in U.S. history. His Valley Campaign and his envelopment of the Union Army right wing at Chancellorsville are studied worldwide even today as examples of innovative and bold leadership. He excelled as well in other battles; the First Battle of Bull Run (First Manassas) where he received his famous nickname “Stonewall”, Second Bull Run (Second Manassas), Antietam, and Fredericksburg. Jackson was not universally successful as a commander, however, as displayed by his weak and confused efforts during the Seven Days Battles around Richmond in 1862. G. $250

cwcdv1154 Confederate General Marmaduke
CWCDV1154. Photographic Negative by Brady’s National Portrait Gallery, published by E&HT Anthony. John Sappington Marmaduke (March 14, 1833 – December 28, 1887) was a regular army officer from the divided border-state of Missouri, who became a Confederate Major general during the Civil War. Serving in Arkansas, he aroused controversy by killing his own commander in a duel, and was then accused of murdering African-American soldiers in the Red River Campaign. During Sterling Price’s raid into Missouri, Marmaduke was captured at the Battle of Mine Creek (October 1864) and remained in captivity until the war’s end. He became Governor of Missouri in 1884, successfully campaigning for railroad reform, before dying in office. 2-cent cancelled tax stamp on verso. G. $650

Boston Corbett 
CWCDV1163. Boston Corbett, killer of John Wilkes Booth. Earlier in his life he castrated himself with a pair of scissors in an effort to avoid sexual temptations. VG. $650

 
CWCDV1165. M.B. Brady, 1862. Brady’s Album Gallery. No. 402. Principal Landing and Road to Yorktown. Gloucester Opposite. VG. $275

 
CWCDV1172. B.P. Paige, Plumb Gallery, Washington, DC. Capt. B. Easton, March 1st, 1864, Georgetown, D.C. VG. $150

 
CWCDV1187. D. Appleton & Co., NY. A.A. Turner, Photographer. Written on verso “George Merrill, Aid to Gen Sherman.” The “Sherman” referred to here is Gen. Thomas W. Sherman (not William Tecumseh). Residence was not listed; 30 years old. Enlisted on 9/3/1861 at Washington, DC as a 1st Lieutenant. On 10/8/1861 he was commissioned into “K” Co. NY 2nd Infantry.  He was discharged for promotion on 4/26/1862.  On 4/26/1862 he was commissioned into US Volunteers Adjutant Genl Dept.  He Resigned on 9/25/1862 Promotions: * Capt 4/26/1862 (Captain & Asst Adjutant General).   Other Information: born in New Hampshire. VG. $150


CWCDV1212. Photographic negatives from Brady’s National Portrait Gallery, published by E&HT Anthony. Pair of CDVs of General Nathaniel P. Banks and his wife.  Nathaniel Prentice Banks (January 30, 1816 – September 1, 1894) was a politician from Massachusetts and a Union general during the Civil War. A mill worker by background, Banks was prominent in local debating societies, and his oratorical skills were noted by the Democratic Party. But his abolitionist views fitted him better for the nascent Republican Party, through which he became Speaker of the House of Representatives and Governor of Massachusetts in the 1850s. Always a political chameleon (for which he was criticized by contemporaries), Banks was the first professional politician (with no outside business or other interests) to serve as Massachusetts Governor. At the outbreak of the Civil War, President Lincoln appointed Banks as one of the first ‘political’ major generals, over the heads of West Point regulars, who initially resented him, but came to acknowledge his influence on the administration of the war. After suffering a series of inglorious setbacks in the Shenandoah River Valley at the hands of Stonewall Jackson, Banks replaced Benjamin Butler at New Orleans as commander of the Department of the Gulf, charged with administration of Louisiana and gaining control of the Mississippi River. But he failed to reinforce Grant at Vicksburg, and badly handled the Siege of Port Hudson, taking its surrender only after Vicksburg had fallen. He then launched the Red River Campaign, a failed attempt to occupy eastern Texas that prompted his recall. Banks was regularly criticized for the failures of his campaigns, notably in tactically important tasks including reconnaissance. Banks was also instrumental in early reconstruction efforts in Louisiana, intended by Lincoln as a model for later such activities. After the war, Banks returned to the Massachusetts political scene, serving in Congress, where he supported Manifest Destiny, influenced the Alaska Purchase legislation, and supported women’s suffrage. In his later years he adopted more liberal progressive causes, and served as a United States marshal for Massachusetts before suffering a decline in his mental faculties.

Mrs. Banks, Mary Theodosia Palmer (10/16/19-2/1/01), married Banks in 1847 and was married to him until his death in 1894. They had 4 children. VG. $150 for the pair.


CWCDV1221. Brady’s Album Gallery. No. 384. White House, Formerly residence of Mrs. Custis Washington, now the residence of Col. Lee. 17th May, 1862. Barnard & Gibson’s 1862 copyright line bottom recto. VG. $250


CWCDV1236. E&HT Anthony. Rose O’Neal Greenhow, confederate spy.  Greenhow resided in Washington, D.C. and was both a prominent hostess and habitué of soirees and levees. Considered an attractive woman, she socialized with influential politicians and United States Senators. It is alleged that one of her paramours, Senator Henry Wilson of Massachusetts, revealed some intelligence about the impending Union offensive at Bull’s Run, or Manassas, This vital information was promptly transmitted by Greenhow to her Southern contacts and resulted in the disastrous rout of Union forces. She was subsequently arrested and imprisoned, but outwitted her jailers and continued to pass on military secrets. Expelled from Washington, she went South and eventually drowned while attempting to bypass a Union naval blockade. G+. $650


CWCDV1274. Photographic negative by Brady’s National Portrait Gallery, published by E&HT Anthony. Felix Kirk Zollicoffer (May 19, 1812 – January 19, 1862) was a newspaperman, three-term United States Congressman from Tennessee, officer in the Army, and a Confederate brigadier general during the Civil War. He led the first Confederate invasion of eastern Kentucky and was killed in action at the Battle of Mill Springs. Zollicoffer was the first Confederate general to die in the Western Theater. VG. $150


CWCDV1285. Photographic negative by Brady’s National Portrait Gallery, published by E&HT Anthony. Edwin Vose Sumner (January 30, 1797 – March 21, 1863) was a career Army officer who became a Union general and the oldest field commander of any Army Corps on either side during the Civil War. 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, and the Maryland Campaign, and the Right Grand Division of the Army during the Battle of Fredericksburg. He died in March 1863 while awaiting transfer. Corners clipped. VG. $125


CWCDV1303. E. Anthony. Edward Dickinson Baker (February 24, 1811 – October 21, 1861) was an English-born American politician, lawyer, and military leader. In his political career, Baker served in the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois and later as a U.S. Senator from Oregon. A long-time close friend of President Abraham Lincoln, Baker served as U.S. Army colonel during both the Mexican-American War and the Civil War. Baker was killed in the Battle of Ball’s Bluff while leading a Union Army regiment, becoming the only sitting U.S. senator ever to be killed in a military engagement. VG. $125


CWCDV1323. Swaine & Mote, Portable Gallery. W.F. Stevenson, operator. Swain & Mote were located in Richmond, Indiana. This postwar CDV shows a man with an 1840’s saber and a seated woman. Between them is a toy elephant. My interpretation of this CDV is that the gentleman is a Civil War veteran and he has “seen the elephant,” an expression of facing the frightening aspects of battle. This CDV has a newspaper obituary with it titled “Death Claims Dr. J.L. Ringo.” Dr. Ringo lived in Elwood, Indiana. The obituary does not mention anything about the Civil War so I don’t know what the relationship is between the image and the obituary. Light contrast on the image. G-. $150


CWCDV1336. No photographer ID. Lieut. Gen. U.S. Grant wearing a black mourning ribbon on his arm in mourning for the death of Abraham Lincoln. VG. $150


CWCDV1341. Photographic negative by Brady’s National Portrait Gallery, published by E. Anthony. Mrs. General Gaines, Myra Clark Gaines (6/30/04-1/9/85). Wife of Gen. Edmund Pendelton Gaines (3/20/1777-6/6/49). She was involved in the longest running lawsuit in US history. VG. $75


CWCDV1342. Photographic negative by Brady’s National Portrait Gallery, published by E. Anthony. Mrs. General Gaines, Myra Clark Gaines (6/30/04-1/9/85). Wife of Gen. Edmund Pendelton Gaines (3/20/1777-6/6/49). She was involved in the longest running lawsuit in US history. VG. $75


CWCDV1352. Hughes & Lakin, Natchez, Miss. Isaac B. Patterson. Residence Earlville IL; 33 years old. Enlisted on 11/28/1863 at Earlville, IL as a Private. On 12/31/1863 he mustered into “I” Co. IL 4th Cavalry. He was transferred out on 6/23/1865 at New Orleans, LA. On 6/23/1865 he transferred into “I” Co. IL 12th Cavalry. He was Mustered Out on 5/24/1865 at Vicksburg, MS. Intra Regimental Company Transfers: 6/14/1865 from company I to company B. Writing on verso appears to read “Freedom, Lasall Co., Ills.” G. $150


CWCDV1353. Jos. H. Dillon, Natchez, Miss. Signed “Truly Yours Frank. H. Bower.” This is 1st Lt. Franklin H. Bower. Residence Mount Palatine IL; a 22 year-old Farmer. Enlisted on 9/18/1861 at Ottawa, IL as a Private. On 9/26/1861 he mustered into “E” Co. IL 4th Cavalry. He Re-enlisted on 2/17/1864. He was discharged for promotion on 8/31/1864 at Natchez, MS. On 8/31/1864 he was commissioned into “I” Co. US CT 71st Infantry. Promotions: 1st Lieut 8/31/1864 (As of Co. I 71st USCT Infantry). He was described at enlistment as: 5′ 6″, florid complexion, blue eyes, brown hair. Other Information: born in Pennsylvania. The 71st USCT was organized at Black River Bridge and Natchez, Mississippi. VG. $250

  
PPCDV152. Shaw, Chicago. George H. Fergus (1840-1911), book & job printer; lieutenant Co. K, NY 11 Infantry (Ellsworth’s Zouaves); collector of Chicago data; born in a house that stood on the ground of where the Olympic Theater was in 1911. Referred to in the newspaper article shown above as a “Human Directory.” VG. $85


CWCAB27. Cabinet Card by G.W. Pach, New York of Peter Smith Michie. Enlisted 6/11/1863 as a 1st Lt. Commissioned into US Army 1st Battalion Engineers. Promotions: Capt. 10/28/1864 by Brevet; Major 10/28/1864 by Brevet; Brig-General 1/1/1865 by Brevet; Lt. Colonel 3/23/1865 (Lieut and Asst Inspector General); Lt. Colonel 4/9/1865 by Brevet; Capt. 11/23/1865. Born 3/24/1939 in Brechin, Scotland; died 2/16/1901 in West Point, NY. Graduate USMA 6/11/1863, 2nd in class. VG. $75


CWCDV1358. Photographic negative by Brady’s National Portrait Gallery, published by E. Anthony of Maria Knox Innis Crittenden (10/4/1796 – 9/8/1851), second wife of John Jordan Crittenden  (9/10/1787 – 7/26/1863), politician from Kentucky. He represented the state in both the House and the Senate and twice served as Attorney General in the administrations of William Henry Harrison, John Tyler and Millard Fillmore. He was also the 17th governor of Kentucky and served in the state legislature. Although frequently mentioned as a potential candidate for the U.S. presidency, he never consented to run for the office. One of Crittenden’s sons, George B. Crittenden, became a general in the Confederate Army. Another son, Thomas Leonidas Crittenden, became a general in the Union Army. John Jordan Crittenden was elected to the House of Representatives in 1861, and supported the Union. However, he criticized many of the policies of President Abraham Lincoln and the U.S. Congress, including the Emancipation Proclamation and the admission of West Virginia to the Union. He continued to work for reconciliation of the states throughout his time in office. He declared his candidacy for re-election to the House in 1863, but died before the election took place. His son, Thomas Crittenden married his step sister Catherine Lucy Todd Crittenden (Maria’s daughter from her first marriage). They had one son John J. Crittenden III (6/5/54 – 6/25/76) who as an officer in the Army was killed at the Battle of Little Big Horn while on temporary assignment in the 7th U.S. Cavalry under Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer. VG. $75


Woodbury, Augustus, Chaplain of the Regiment. A Narrative of the Campaign of the First Rhode Island Regiment, in the Spring and Summer of 1861. Providence: Sidney S. Rider, 1862. Signed by John R. Bartlett at top right of the title page. There are 17 tipped-in photographs in the book. The frontispiece is a photo of Burnside, 4.5″ x 3.5.” The rest of the images are CDV size. Titles are: Rev. Augustus Woodbury; Major Balch; Falls Church; Fairfax Court House; Sudley Church, Bull Run; Hetacomb at Sudley Church where over 100 Federal troops were buried; Mathews’ House used for a hospital during Battle; Sudley Ford and Church, Bull Run; Sudley Ford, Bull Run; Stone Bridge, Bull Run; Fortifications at Manassas; Earl Carpenter; Col. J.S. Slocum; Lieut. Prescott; Long Bridge Across the Potomac; & Stone Church Centreville. The images are in VG-E condition. There are also many steel engravings of generals, scenes, Lincoln, etc. bound in as well a map of Bull Run. The book measures 10.25″ x 7.25,” in original old boards. There is an old waterstain along the top of the volume, not affecting text or photos. There are some old newspaper reviews laid in. A very rare volume with 17 tipped-in photos. All copies that I have been able to find have just one image tipped-in. G. $3000


CWCDV1422. Negative from Brady’s National Portrait Gallery. Published by E. Anthony, NY. General George McClellan and Staff. Left to right, Henry F. Clarke, Gen. McClellan, Stewart Van Vliet, and William F. Barry (seated). Trimmed at bottom. VG. $150


CWCDV1438. J.L. Eck, the “Excelsior” Traveling Artist. Corporal Samuel Reinhart. Residence Lehigh County PA; Enlisted on 9/17/1861 as a Private. On 9/17/1861 he mustered into “K” Co. PA 47th Infantry. He was Mustered Out on 12/25/1865 at Charleston, SC. He was listed as: * Wounded 10/22/1862 Pocotaligo, SC. Promotions: * Corpl 8/1/1864 * Sergt 10/1/1865. G. $150


CWCDV1439.  T.J. Taylor, Bellefonte, Pa. Nicholas I. Orris. Residence Perry County PA; Enlisted on 9/19/1861 as a Private. On 9/19/1861 he mustered into “H” Co. PA 47th Infantry. He was Killed on 4/9/1864 at Pleasant Hill, LA. VG. $250


CWCDV1445. The Original French Pearl Pictures, taken at Alfred W. Jacobs’ Galleries, 210 Atlantic St., Corner Court Street, and 469 Columbia Street, near Sackett Street, Brooklyn. William Henry Fried. Term of Service: 30 August 1861 – 26 September 1864 (discharged on Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability, Fort Jefferson). Rank: Private. Honors/Service Distinctions: Discharged at Washington, D.C. on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability 26 September 1864. Veteran Volunteer (re-enlisted at Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas, Florida 19 October 1863). Tintype in paper mat. VG. $125


CWCDV1452. W.S. Lukenbach, Newport, Penna. James Downs. Residence Perry County PA; Enlisted on 8/31/1861 as a Private. On 8/31/1861 he mustered into “D” Co. PA 47th Infantry. He was Mustered Out on 12/25/1865 at Charleston, SC. He was listed as: * POW 4/9/1864 Sabine Cross Roads, LA * Returned 7/22/1864 (place not stated). Promotions: * Corpl 7/5/1865. Other Information: born in 1837; died in 1921. Buried: Brookville, PA. G. $150


CWCDV1487. Winslow & Slocum, Military Photographers, Fort Schuyler, Davids Island, Willetta Point, &c. Duplicates can be had from this Negative by addressing 227 Sixth Avenue, cor. 15th Street, New York. Unidentified lieutenant 10th VRC. VG. $150


CWCDV1498. Jno. Holyland, Washington, DC. Unidentified VRC soldier before studio Civil War backdrop. VG. $150


CWCDV1500. Brady’s National Photographic Portrait Gallery, NY. “G” and “21” on hat. Unidentified VRC soldier. VG. $150


CWCDV1509. L.C. Laudy, Peekskill, NY. Signed on verso “Louis W. Stevenson Lt. 10th V.R.C.” 28 years old. Enlisted on 12/18/1862 at Brooklyn, NY as a 2nd Lieutenant. On 12/18/1862 he was commissioned into “B” Co. NY 176th Infantry.  He was Mustered Out on 8/8/1864 He was listed as: * POW 6/23/1863 Brashear City, LA * Paroled 7/24/1864 (place not stated). G. $150


CWCDV1511. No photographer ID. Signed on verso “G.C. Rowe Co. H 19th Regt. V.R.C. Washington, DC.” George C. Rowe. Residence was not listed; 35 years old. Enlisted on 12/2/1861 as a Private. On 12/2/1861 he mustered into “B” Co. OH 82nd Infantry.  He was transferred out on 3/23/1864. On 3/23/1864 he transferred into “H” Co. Veteran Reserve Corps 19th Regt (date and method of discharge not given).

The 82 Ohio Infantry was organized at Kenton, Hardin County, from Oct. to Dec., 1861, to serve for three years, with an aggregate of 968 men. In Jan., 1862, it moved for Western Virginia, and was first under fire at the battle of Bull Pasture Mountain. It joined in the pursuit of Jackson up the valley; fought in the Battle of Cross Keys, was also present at Cedar Mountain, and participated in a sharp skirmish at Freeman’s Ford. The destruction of Waterloo Bridge being ordered, the work was entrusted to this regiment and a select party dashed forward under a brisk fire, ignited the timbers, and in a few moments the work of destruction was complete. At the Second Bull Run the regiment lost heavily. It went into winter quarters at Stafford Court House and in the following April moved on the Chancellorsville Campaign. In the battle of that name it moved steadily into the entrenchments and opened a rapid fire upon the advancing foe. As the enemy swept around the flanks of the regiment it was forced to retreat and when it reached its new position only 134 men were with the colors. It was on duty in the trenches or on the picket line until the army commenced to retire. The regiment went into action at Gettysburg with 22 commissioned officers and 236 men, of whom 19 officers and 147 men were killed, wounded or captured, leaving only 3 officers and 89 men; but this little band brought off the colors safely. In the autumn following the regiment was ordered to join the Army of the Cumberland and at Wauhatchie, Tenn., it led the advance up the steep and rugged slope, driving the Confederates from the summit. It was held in reserve during the engagement at Orchard knob, but it moved up under a heavy fire from the batteries on Missionary ridge and assisted in the skirmishing which followed that engagement, and in building the entrenchments. In November it moved to the relief of Knoxville, but Longstreet having raised the siege it returned to Lookout Valley. There, of 349 enlisted men present, 321 were mustered into the service as veteran volunteers in Jan., 1864. After a furlough home the regiment, rejoined its brigade in March and soon afterward entered upon the Atlanta Campaign. It participated in the charge at Resaca, but sustained little loss, as the enemy was too much surprised and embarrassed to fire effectively. It was one of the first regiments in position at Peachtree Creek and lost not less than 75 in killed and wounded. During the siege of Atlanta it held an important and exposed position on a hill adjoining Marietta Street, being within range both of artillery and musketry, and on one occasion a cannon shot carried away the regimental colors, tearing them to shreds. The regiment remained in camp at Atlanta, engaged in work on the fortifications for a time, and then started with Sherman’s army for Savannah. It met with nothing worthy of particular note until Wheeler’s cavalry was encountered at Sandersville, where one company assisted in dislodging the enemy. The regiment moved on the Carolinas Campaign and performed its full share of marching, foraging and corduroying. It participated in the affairs at Averasboro and Bentonville, having 10 men wounded in the former and in the latter 11 wounded and 14 missing. It was mustered out on July 24, 1865. The regiment is honored by a monument at Gettysburg. VG. $450


CWCDV1513. Kimball & Son, Concord, NH. Written on verso, possibly signed “Harry Benton.” Accompanied by print out from Deeks indicating that Benton was involved in organizing the first company of the Invalid Corps. But I have not researched this as of yet. VG. $250


CWCDV1514. Brady’s National Photographic Portrait Galleries, Washington DC and NY. On back is written “Probably J. Watts De Peyster, Jr. 1st Lt., 11th Cavalry. Major, 1st NY LA 26 June 1862 (p. 1223)”. VG. $250


CWCDV1515. No photographer ID. Inscribed bottom recto Cpl. George Cook, Battery E, 13 regt. Residence was not listed; 19 years old. Enlisted on 1/5/1864 at Ephratah, NY as a Private. On 3/10/1864 he mustered into “E” Co. NY 13th Heavy Artillery. There is no info in his listing about a promotion so not certain of the ID. He was Mustered Out on 7/18/1865 at Norfolk, VA. Tinted chevrons. G. $200


CWCDV1519. Photographic negative from Brady’s National Portrait Gallery, published by E. Anthony. Fitz John Porter (August 31, 1822 – May 21, 1901) was a career Army officer and a Union general during the Civil War. He is known for his performance at Second 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. Label for Rigby & Stearns, Druggists, Detroit. on verso. VG. $275


CWCDV1521. Wilkie, NY. David H. Wintress, the blind veteran of Co. C, 139th Regt. N.Y. Vols., whose senses of sight and smell were completely destroyed, caused by a gunshot wound, while on picket duty at Williamsburgh, Va., April 12th, 1863. G. $275


CWCDV1547. Kimball & Son, Concord, N.H. Surgeon Josiah Calef Eastman. Enlisted on 8/20/1861 at Hampstead, NH as a Surgeon. On 9/18/1861 he was commissioned into Field & Staff NH 4th Infantry. He Resigned on 10/7/1862. Other Information: born 4/22/1811 in Loudon, NH; died 11/27/1897 in Hampstead, NH. (Son of Dr. Joseph & Miriam (Calef) Eastman. Married Ann A. Wilson on 05/03/1841). After the War he lived in Hampstead, NH. Corners clipped. VG. $250


CWCDV1554. CDV by S. Anderson, New Orleans, La. Signed on verso “Theo. W. Kraft.” Theodore W. Kraft. Enlisted on 8/9/1862 at Ghent, NY as a Corporal. On 8/11/1862 he mustered into “A” Co. NY 128th Infantry. He was Mustered Out on 7/12/1865 at Savannah, GA. He was listed as: * Wounded 10/19/1864 Cedar Creek, VA * Paroled 2/22/1865 (place not stated). Promotions: * Sergt 4/30/1863 * 2nd Lieut 9/6/1863 * 1st Lieut 6/17/1865. He also had service in: NY 165th Infantry (Prior service). Other Information: died 6/1/1895. Buried: Chatham Rural Cemetery, Chatham, NY. (Buried with: Dorothy M. Hogeboom, Wife, Mar 14, 1898, 82; Theodore W. Jr. 1848-1884; Elizabeth Cheever, Wife of Theodore Jr.). VG. $200


CWCDV1555. S. Moses, New Orleans, La. I received the following from collector and researcher Dale Baur: “Charles P. Wilson served as an enlisted man in company B of the 18th Ohio (3 month unit) and later company F, 79th Ohio. If you go to the ‘Civil War Index’ and its listing for the 79th Ohio and then click on its ‘roster’ you will find notation that Wilson was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant in the 90th US Colored Infantry. It served in LA and the notation I made on the image I recorded was that it carried a Moses, New Orleans photographer’s backmark. Unfortunately I do not recall where I happened upon the image (most likely it was just randomly in the course of doing Civil War research on-line). I recorded it because I was tracking and recording images with documented painted backdrops and if the soldier was identified I recorded that too. Hope this helps.” VG. $250


CWCDV1566. E&HT Anthony. James Ewell Brown “Jeb” Stuart (February 6, 1833 – May 12, 1864) was a US Army officer from Virginia who became a Confederate States Army general during the Civil War. He was known to his friends as “Jeb”, from the initials of his given names. Stuart was a cavalry commander known for his mastery of reconnaissance and the use of cavalry in support of offensive operations. While he cultivated a cavalier image (red-lined gray cape, yellow sash, hat cocked to the side with an ostrich plume, red flower in his lapel, often sporting cologne), his serious work made him the trusted eyes and ears of Robert E. Lee’s army and inspired Southern morale. Stuart graduated from West Point in 1854, and served in Texas and Kansas with the U.S. Army. In 1855, he married Flora Cooke. His father-in-law was the “Father of the US Cavalry”, Philip St. George Cooke. Stuart was a veteran of the frontier conflicts with American Indians and the violence of Bleeding Kansas, and he participated in the capture of John Brown at Harpers Ferry. He resigned, when his home state of Virginia seceded, to serve in the Confederate Army, first under Stonewall Jackson in the Shenandoah Valley, but then in increasingly important cavalry commands of the Army of Northern Virginia, playing a role in all of that army’s campaigns until his death. He established a reputation as an audacious cavalry commander and on two occasions (during the Peninsula Campaign and the Maryland Campaign) circumnavigated the Union Army of the Potomac, bringing fame to himself and embarrassment to the North. At the Battle of Chancellorsville, he distinguished himself as a temporary commander of the wounded Stonewall Jackson’s infantry corps. Stuart’s most famous campaign, the Gettysburg Campaign, was flawed when his long separation from Lee’s army left Lee unaware of Union troop movements so that Lee was surprised and almost trapped at the Battle of Gettysburg. Stuart received significant criticism from the Southern press as well as the proponents of the Lost Cause movement after the war. During the 1864 Overland Campaign, Union Maj. Gen. Philip Sheridan’s cavalry launched an offensive to defeat Stuart, who was mortally wounded at the Battle of Yellow Tavern. Stuart’s widow wore black for the rest of her life in remembrance of her deceased husband. VG. $350


CWCDV1580. Andrews, Artist, Davis & Co., Boston. Unidentified solider with pistol tucked in his belt. There is a dig into the image around the center of his chest. G-. $150


CWCDV1582. C.D. Fredricks & Co., NY. John Ericsson (born Johan Ericsson; July 31, 1803 – March 8, 1889) was a Swedish-American inventor. He was active in England and the United States. Ericsson collaborated on the design of the railroad steam locomotive Novelty, which competed in the Rainhill Trials on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, which were won by inventor George Stephenson’s (1781-1848), Rocket. In North America, he designed the United States Navy’s first screw-propelled steam-frigate USS Princeton, in partnership with Captain (later Commodore) Robert F. Stockton (1795-1866), who unjustly blamed him for a fatal accident. A new partnership with Cornelius H. DeLamater (1821-1889), of the DeLamater Iron Works in New York City resulted in the first armored ironclad warship equipped with a rotating gun turret, USS Monitor, which dramatically saved the U.S. (Union Navy) naval blockading squadron from destruction by an ironclad Confederate States naval vessel, CSS Virginia, at the famous Battle of Hampton Roads at the southern mouth of Chesapeake Bay (with the James River) in March 1862, during the Civil War. VG. $150


CWALB13. Nathaniel Banks family album. This album is original and intact. There are 48 slots for images and there are 49 images, as one image had a CDV behind another. The album is annotated with many names beneath the images. I have removed all of the images from the album and noted their places in the album by consecutively numbering them in the lower right versos. Each of the images above is described here. Each scan is described from top left, across, then bottom left, and across. There are many images of Nathaniel Banks, including one signed image, as well as members of his family. I assume the others are family friends, etc.

Inscription on front page: “Maria M. Harris, New York 1863.”

“The Photographic Album. New York. D. Appleton & Co., 443 & 445 Broadway. 1862.”

First and second scans:

Inscription in German above first CDV. (cannot make it out).

  1. Unidentified gentleman by Manchester Bros. & Angell, Photographing House, 73 Westminster Street, Prov. R.I.
  2. Fannie Martin, N.Y. by Johnston Bros., 867 Broadway, New York.
  3. Nathaniel Banks, by Charles D. Fredricks & Co., “Specialite,” 587 Broadway, New York. 1” split at left bottom of card.
  4. Ella Childs by Johnson, Williams & Co., Photographers, Nos. 952, 954 & 956 Broadway, Cor. Madison Square, (23d St.), Opposite Fifth Ave. Hotel, New York.
  5. On verso “J.P.C. Jr. to M.M.H. Thanksgiving 1865.” At top of album page is written: ‘“Always keep your hand(s) in practice.” J.P.C. Jr. Sept. 8th, 1865.’ Beneath image: “John Crosby, N.Y.”
  6. Harry Williams, N.Y., by J.H. & J.L. Abbott, Photographers, 480 Broadway, Albany, N.Y.
  7. Fannie Brush, N.Y., by Faris, 751 Broadway.
  8. Unidentified woman and girl by George G. Rockwood, Photographer, 839 Broadway, New York.
  9. Gen. & Mrs. Banks, by Warren, Post Office Block, Cambridgeport, mass.
  10. Ned Slocum, N.Y. by R.A. Lewis, 152 Chatham St., N.Y.
  11. Gen. Banks Family, by E. Jacobs, 93 Camp St., New Orleans, La.
  12. Joe Banks, Wm. Guay, No. 75 Camp Street, New Orleans.

Third and fourth scans:

  1. Maud Banks, no backmark.
  2. Mrs. Banks, by Guay & Co., No. 75 Camp Street, New Orleans.
  3. Jim Platt, Oswego, N.Y.. by J. Taylor’s Photographic Studio, 191 6th Avenue near 13th Street, New York.
  4. George Rodeo, R.I. by Proctor’s Room, East Boston, A.N. Proctor/C.W. Dodge.
  5. Edith Phillips, N.Y., by American Phototype Company, No. 2 Leroy Place, New York.
  6. Banks, by Charles D. Fredricks & Co., “Specialite,” 587 Broadway, New York.
  7. Miss Chittenden, N.Y. by J.B. Gardner, Photographer, 305 6th Ave. S.W. Cor. 19th St., New-York.
  8. Signed “N.P. Banks,” by Brady, Washington.
  9. Unidentified young girl by Manchester Bros., Photographers, 73 Westminster Str., Providence, R.I.
  10. Unidentified gentleman by J.P. & F.W. Hardy, Photographers, Bangor, Me.
  11. Unidentified young man by S. Sprague, 159 Westminster Street, Providence, R.I.
  12. Mrs. Pease, R.I., by R.A. Lewis, 152 Chatham Street, New York.

Fifth & sixth scans:

  1. Mr. Pease, by R.A. Lewis, 152 Chatham Street, New York.
  2. Unidentified woman by Manchester Bros., Photographers, 73 Westminster Str., Providence, R.I.
  3. Unidentified gentleman, by R.A. Lewis, 160 Chatham Street, New York.
  4. Cyrus Harris, Uncle Cyrus, by Manchester Bros., Photographers, 73 Westminster Str., Providence, R.I.
  5. Sarah Anthony, by Frank Rowell, Photographer, 25 Westminster Street, Prov., R.I.
  6. Lillie Treat, by Manchester Bros., Artists, 73 Westminster St., Prov., R.I.
  7. Mr. Lawrence, N.Y., by Charles D. Fredricks & Co., “Specialite,” 587 Broadway, New York.
  8. Lucy Green, by Manchester Bro & Angell, Photographers, 73 Westminster St., Providence, R.I.
  9. Maj. Gen’l N.P. Banks, by M.B. Brady, Washington, DC. 1861 copyright line bottom recto.
  10. Oliver Sherwood, tintype by R.D. Bradley, New Haven, Ct.
  11. Josie Bigelow, So. Quincy, 1863, July, by E.R. Perkins, 241 Essex Street, Salem.
  12. Bettie Lee, New Haven, by W. Hunt, Photographer, 332 Chapel St., New Haven, Conn.

Seventh & eighth scans:

  1. Uncle Caleb, no backmark.
  2. Mrs. Gen. Banks, by H.F. Warren, Waltham.
  3. Rachel Brown, by Dunshee, Artist, 175 Westminster St., Prov. R.I.
  4. Julia Cockle, Ill., by J. Thurlow, One door above Second National Bank, Main St., Peoria.
  5. Martin Goohin, N.Y. by Frank Rowell, Photographer, 25 Westminster Street, Prov., R.I.
  6. N.P. Banks, from photographic negative from Brady’s National Portrait Gallery, published by E. Anthony.
  7. Miss Lily Brighton, River Point, by Manchester Bros., Photographers, 73 Westminster St., Providence, R.I.
  8. Prof. Lincoln, by Manchester Bros., Photographers, 73 Westminster St. Providence, R.I.
  9. Alice Waterman, by Bundy & Rowell, Photographers, 25 Westminster St., Providence, R.I.
  10. Julia Allen, Oswego, N.Y., no backmark.
  11. Miss Lillie Toby, R.I., no backmark.
  12. Mr. Anthony, R.I., by Black & Case, Photographic Artists, 163 & 173 Washington St., Boston.

Ninth & tenth scans:

  1. This CDV was behind the CDV of Joe Banks. It is an unidentified young man by Manchester Bro. & Angell, 73 Westminster St., Prov., R.I

Album is intact, clasps present. Overall VG. $2000


CWALB15. Fully intact Civil War family album with 20 identified CDVs. All images are annotated in the album beneath the images. There are three images of George Weston, 2 in uniform; 1 image of Maro Chamberlain in uniform; and 1 image a a child in Zouave outfit. Here is a description of all of the CDVs:
First image is “Geo. W. Weston, 1st Lieut, Co. C. 26th Regt. Iowa Vols. My father-taken when ill a short time prior to his death in Aug. 1863.” (blank backmark. Next image is “Phoebe A. Palmer, Rochester, NY. A fine woman,” by Parhydt’s Photograph Parlors, Rochester, NY. Next is “Henry M. Caylor, Lumberman. Noblesville, Indiana. Our first transaction was in 1881,” by O.A. Harnish, Noblesville, Indiana. Next is “Aunt Vina Weston, Henry & Frank’s Mother,” no backmark. Next is “Ephraim Weston, Henry & Frank’s father,” no backmark. Next is “Uncle William Weston, my father’s half brother,” by G.H. Scripture, Peterboro’, N.H. with partial tax stamp on verso. Next is “John C. Weston, my dear Uncle John,” no backmark. Next is “My father Geo. W. Weston,” no backmark. Next is “George Powers, mother’s cousin,” no backmark. Next is “Elvira Chamberlain, mother’s cousin,” by G.H. Scripture, Peterboro’, N.H. Next is “Maro Chamberlain, mother’s cousins,” no backmark. Chamberlain enlisted 8/9/62 at Dublin, NH as a corporal. on 9/23/62 he mustered into G Co., NH 14th Inf; on 8/22/63 he was commissioned into C Co., US 6th CT 6th Inf. Next is “Phoebe A. Palmer, Rochester, NY. A faithful friend,” by J. Blackhall, Clinton, Iowa. Next is “My cousin Wm. H. Weston, Hancock, N.H., a doctor for some 30 yrs, 400 W. 22 St. New York City. A fine man-old fashioned type of New Englander,” by G.H. Scripture, Peterboro’, N.H. Next is “Geo. F. Weston, Hancock, N.H. Henry’s brother. First many years in Providence. Prinpl & after months Supt. of Public Schools,”, by G.H. Scripture. Next is “Eugene Weston, born in Oregon, my own cousin. Uncle John’s son by first marriage,” no backmark. On back of carte is “Eugene Weston Three years old April 17, 1864, Waldo, Ogn.” Next is “My brother Ralph Marshall Weston, 9 to 10 yrs old,” by W. Aitken, Millville, N.H. Next is Geo. Walton in uniform, no backmark. Next is “Geo. Powers, Jaffrey, NH,” no backmark. Next is “Eugene Weston, my cousin,” by J. Blackhall, Clinton, Iowa. Next is “My mother Emelia J. Weston, nee Marshall,” no backmark. Laid in at the back of the album is a card with the name “Truman G. Tuttle, Vicksburg, Miss.” $600


CWCDV1591. C.D. Fredricks & Co., NY. Autographed CDV by “Phil H. Sheridan majgeneral usa.” A fine example of this signed carte. VG. $950


CWCDV1596. Brady’s National Portrait Gallery, published by E. Anthony. General Frederick West Lander (1821-1862). He was a transcontinental United States explorer, general in the Union Army during the Civil War, and a prolific poet. The United States government employed him on transcontinental surveys to select a route for a Pacific railroad. Later he undertook a survey for the same purpose at his own expense and was the only man of the party to survive. He constructed the overland wagon route in the face of great difficulties and constant hostility of the Indians. After its completion in 1859, the Lander Road became popular with wagon trains as an alternate route from Burnt Ranch in the Wyoming Territory to Fort Hall in the Oregon Territory. His expedition to survey the Lander Road in 1859 included artists Albert Bierstadt, Henry Hitchings, and Francis Seth Frost, who photographed, sketched, and painted some of the earliest images that people could see of the West. During the early part of the Civil War, Lander served with distinction on secret missions as a volunteer aide de camp on the staff of General McClellan. He was promoted to brigadier general of volunteers on May 17, 1861 and served on the staff of General Thomas A. Morris during the battles of Philippi and Rich Mountain and many minor skirmishes. Lander published a popular poem on the Battle of Ball’s Bluff, as well as several other patriotic poems that drew national attention. At the conclusion of the Western Virginia campaign, General Lander was assigned to command a brigade in Charles P. Stone’s Division of the Army of the Potomac. After just a short time in command of a brigade he was assigned to command the District of Harpers Ferry & Cumberland, Maryland where he was involved in a small engagement at Edward’s Ferry, the day after the Battle of Ball’s Bluff and was badly wounded in the leg. He was now given the command of a division in the Army of the Potomac with the task of protecting the upper Potomac River. When Confederate forces under Stonewall Jackson bombarded Hancock, Maryland, Lander refused to surrender the town, forcing the Confederates to withdraw towards, Romney, West Virginia. He led a successful charge against a Confederate camp at Bloomery Gap on February 14, 1862. About 2 weeks later he was stricken by a “congestive chill.” Lander died from complications of pneumonia at Camp Chase, Paw Paw, Virginia (later West Virginia) on March 2, 1862 after receiving no response to his requests for relief from command due to poor health for over two weeks. President Lincoln attended his funeral at the Church of the Epiphany in Washington. Lander had married English-born stage actress Jean Margaret Davenport in San Francisco in October 1860, but the couple had no children. Davenport served as a Union military nurse and supervisor for two years in South Carolina after her husband’s death. He is buried at the Broad Street Cemetery in Salem, Massachusetts. Scratches at top of image. G. $175


CWCDV1597. Brady’s National Portrait Gallery, published by E. Anthony. John Pope (March 16, 1822 – September 23, 1892) was a career US Army officer and Union general in the Civil War. He had a brief stint 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. He achieved initial success against Brig. Gen. Sterling Price in Missouri, then led a successful campaign that captured Island No. 10 on the Mississippi River. This inspired the Lincoln administration to bring him to the 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 fell 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 led by Maj. Gen. James Longstreet attacked his flank and routed his army. Following Manassas, Pope was banished far from the Eastern Theater to the Department of the Northwest in Minnesota, where he commanded U.S. Forces in the Dakota War of 1862. He was appointed to command the Department of the Missouri in 1865 and was a prominent and activist commander during Reconstruction in Atlanta. For the rest of his military career, he fought in the Indian Wars, particularly against the Apache and Sioux. VG. $150


CWCDV1598. Brady’s National Portrait Gallery, published by E. Anthony. Benjamin Franklin Butler (November 5, 1818 – January 11, 1893) was an American major general of the Union Army, politician, lawyer, and businessman from Massachusetts. Born in New Hampshire and raised in Lowell, Massachusetts, Butler is best known as a political major general of the Union Army during the Civil War and for his leadership role in the impeachment of U.S. President Andrew Johnson. He was a colorful and often controversial figure on the national stage and on the Massachusetts political scene, serving five terms in the U.S. House of Representatives and running several campaigns for governor before his election to that office in 1882. Butler, a successful trial lawyer, served in the Massachusetts legislature as an antiwar Democrat and as an officer in the state militia. Early in the Civil War he joined the Union Army, where he was noted for his lack of military skill and his controversial command of New Orleans, which brought him wide dislike in the South and the “Beast” epithet. Although freeing an enemy’s slaves in wartime was nothing new, Butler created the legal idea of doing so by designating them as contraband of war, which led to ending slavery becoming an official war goal. His commands were marred by financial and logistical dealings across enemy lines, some of which may have taken place with his knowledge and to his financial benefit. Butler was dismissed from the Union Army after his failures in the First Battle of Fort Fisher, but he soon won election to the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts. As a Radical Republican he considered President Johnson’s Reconstruction agenda to be too weak, advocating harsher punishments of former Confederate leadership and stronger stances on civil rights reform. He was also an early proponent of the prospect of impeaching Johnson. After Johnson was impeached in early 1868, Butler served as the lead prosecutor among the House-appointed impeachment managers in the Johnson impeachment trial proceedings. Additionally, as Chairman of the House Committee on Reconstruction, Butler authored the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871 and coauthored the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1875. In Massachusetts, Butler was often at odds with more conservative members of the political establishment over matters of both style and substance. Feuds with Republican politicians led to his being denied several nominations for the governorship between 1858 and 1880. Returning to the Democratic fold, he won the governorship in the 1882 election with Democratic and Greenback Party support. He ran for president on the Greenback Party and the Anti-Monopoly Party tickets in 1884. VG. $150


CWCDV1599. Brady’s National Portrait Gallery, published by E. Anthony. John Charles Frémont or Fremont (January 21, 1813 – July 13, 1890) was an explorer, military officer, and politician. He was a U.S. Senator from California, and, in 1856, was the first Republican nominee for president of the United States and founder of the California Republican Party when he was nominated. A native of Georgia, he was an opponent of slavery. In the 1840s, Frémont led five expeditions into the Western United States. While on the third expedition, he and his men committed a number of massacres against Native Americans in California. During the Mexican–American War, Frémont, a major in the U.S. Army, took control of California from the California Republic in 1846. Frémont was court-martialed and convicted for mutiny and insubordination after a conflict over who was the rightful military governor of California. After his sentence was commuted and he was reinstated by President Polk, Frémont resigned from the Army. Afterwards, Frémont settled in California at Monterey while buying cheap land in the Sierra foothills. When gold was found on his Mariposa ranch, Frémont became a wealthy man during the California Gold Rush. Frémont became one of the first two U.S. senators elected from the new state of California in 1850. Frémont was the first presidential candidate of the new Republican Party, carrying most of the North. He lost the 1856 presidential election to Democrat James Buchanan when Know Nothings split the vote. At the beginning of the Civil War in 1861, he was given command of Department of the West by President Abraham Lincoln. Although Frémont had successes during his brief tenure there, he ran his department autocratically and made hasty decisions without consulting President Lincoln or Army headquarters. He issued an unauthorized emancipation edict and was relieved of his command for insubordination by Lincoln. After a brief service tenure in the Mountain Department in 1862, Frémont resided in New York, retiring from the army in 1864. Frémont was nominated for president in 1864 by the Radical Democracy Party, a breakaway faction of abolitionist Republicans, but he withdrew before the election. After the Civil War, Frémont lost much of his wealth in the unsuccessful Pacific Railroad in 1866, and he lost more in the Panic of 1873. Frémont served as Governor of Arizona from 1878 to 1881. After his resignation as governor, Frémont retired from politics and died destitute in New York City in 1890. Historians portray Frémont as controversial, impetuous, and contradictory. Some scholars regard him as a military hero of significant accomplishment, while others view him as a failure who repeatedly defeated his own best interests. The keys to Frémont’s character and personality, several historians argue, lie in his having been born illegitimate and in his drive for success, need for self-justification, and passive–aggressive behavior. His biographer, Allan Nevins, wrote that Frémont lived a dramatic life of remarkable successes and dismal failures. VG. $150


CWCDV1600. Brady’s National Portrait Gallery, published by E. Anthony. David Hunter (July 21, 1802 – February 2, 1886) was an American officer. He served as a Union general during the Civil War. He achieved notability for his unauthorized 1862 order (immediately rescinded) emancipating slaves in three Southern states, for his leadership of United States troops during the Valley Campaigns of 1864, and as the president of the military commission trying the conspirators involved with the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. VG. $150


CWCDV1601. E. Anthony. Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson (January 21, 1824 – May 10, 1863) was a Confederate general during the Civil War, and became one of the best-known Confederate commanders, after Robert E. Lee. He played a prominent role in nearly all military engagements in the Eastern Theater of the war until his death, and had a key part in winning many significant battles. Military historians regard him as one of the most gifted tactical commanders in U.S. history. Born in what was then part of Virginia (now in West Virginia), Jackson received an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point and graduated in the class of 1846. He served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican–American War of 1846–1848 and distinguished himself at Chapultepec. From 1851 to 1861, he taught at the Virginia Military Institute, where he was unpopular with his students. When Virginia seceded from the Union in May 1861 after the attack on Fort Sumter, Jackson joined the Confederate Army. He distinguished himself commanding a brigade at the First Battle of Bull Run in July, providing crucial reinforcements and beating back a fierce Union assault. Thus Barnard Elliott Bee Jr. compared him to a “stone wall”, which became his enduring nickname. He performed exceptionally well in the campaigns in the Shenandoah Valley in 1862. Despite an initial defeat due largely to faulty intelligence, through swift and careful maneuvers Jackson was able to defeat three separate Union armies and prevent them from reinforcing General George B. McClellan’s Army of the Potomac in its campaign against Richmond. Jackson then quickly moved his three divisions to reinforce General Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia in defense of Richmond. He performed poorly in the Seven Days Battles against McClellan’s Army of the Potomac, as he was frequently late arriving on the field. During the Northern Virginia Campaign that summer, Jackson’s troops captured and destroyed an important supply depot for General John Pope‘s Army of Virginia, and then withstood repeated assaults from Pope’s troops at the Second Battle of Bull Run. Jackson’s troops played a prominent role in September’s Maryland Campaign, capturing the town of Harpers Ferry, a strategic location, and providing a defense of the Confederate Army’s left at Antietam. At Fredericksburg in December, Jackson’s corps buckled, but ultimately beat back an assault by the Union Army under Major General Ambrose Burnside. In late April and early May 1863, faced with a larger Union army now commanded by Joseph Hooker at Chancellorsville, Lee divided his force into three parts. On May 2, Jackson launched a surprise attack against the Union right flank, driving the opposing troops back about two miles. That evening, he was accidentally shot by Confederate pickets. He lost his left arm to amputation; weakened by his wounds, he died of pneumonia eight days later. His death proved a severe setback for the Confederacy, affecting not only its military prospects, but also the morale of its army and the general public. VG. $200


CWCDV1602. Brady’s National Portrait Gallery, published by E. Anthony. Winfield Scott Hancock (February 14, 1824 – February 9, 1886) was a United States 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 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 status as a Unionist and supporter of states’ rights, made him a potential presidential candidate. When the Democrats nominated him for President in 1880, he ran a strong campaign, but was narrowly defeated by Republican James A. Garfield. Hancock’s last public service involved the oversight of President Ulysses S. Grant’s funeral procession in 1885. VG. $150


CWCDV1603. Brady’s National Portrait Gallery, published by E. Anthony. Joseph Hooker (November 13, 1814 – October 31, 1879) was a Civil War general for the Union, chiefly remembered for his decisive defeat by Confederate General Robert E. Lee at the Battle of Chancellorsville in 1863. Hooker had served in the Seminole Wars and the Mexican–American War, receiving three brevet promotions, before resigning from the Army. At the start of the Civil War, he joined the Union side as a brigadier general, distinguishing himself at Williamsburg, Antietam and Fredericksburg, after which he was given command of the Army of the Potomac. His ambitious plan for Chancellorsville was thwarted by Lee’s bold move in dividing his army and routing a Union corps, as well as by mistakes on the part of Hooker’s subordinate generals and his own loss of nerve. The defeat handed Lee the initiative, which allowed him to travel north to Gettysburg. Hooker was kept in command, but when General Halleck and Lincoln declined his request for reinforcements, he resigned. George G. Meade was appointed to command the Army of the Potomac three days before Gettysburg. Hooker returned to combat in November 1863, helping to relieve the besieged Union Army at Chattanooga, Tennessee, and continuing in the Western Theater under Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman, but departed in protest before the end of the Atlanta Campaign when he was passed over for promotion. Hooker became known as “Fighting Joe” following a journalist’s clerical error, and the nickname stuck. His personal reputation was as a hard-drinking ladies’ man, and his headquarters were known for parties and gambling. VG. $150


CWCDV1604. J. Carbutt, Chicago. Major Gen. U.S. Grant. Carbutt’s 1864 copyright line bottom recto. VG. $250


CWCDV1605. No photographer ID. U.S. Grant.G. $100


CWCDV1606. Brady’s National Portrait Gallery, published by E. Anthony. Gen. Winfield Scott. VG. $100


CWCDV1607. E. Anthony. General Beauregard. VG. $150


CWCDV1608. C.D. Fredricks & Co., NY. General George Meade. VG. $100

 

 

 

 

 

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