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Other Civil War-related CDVs are listed on the Political CDV page.

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

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

Photographic negative by Brady’s National Portrait Gallery. Published by E&HT Anthony, NY. General McClellan & Lady. Trimmed at bottom. VG. $150

M.B. Brady, Washington DC. This image was taken in April 1862 at Beaufort, SC by Timothy O’Sullivan. This image is illustrated pn 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

R.A. Lewis, NY. Thomas W. Dee. Residence Massachusetts; Enlisted on 10/18/1861 as a Actg 3 Asst Eng. On 10/18/1861 he was commissioned into US Navy. He was discharged on 6/9/1866. He was listed as: * Resigned 1/4/1863 (place not stated); * Reappointed 6/26/1863 (place not stated). Ships served on in Navy: * USS OHIO; * USS DAFFODIL; * USS MASSACHUSETTS; * South Atlantic Squadron. Other Information: born in Maine. On back of carte is written: “Thomas W. Dee grandfather of Lieut. J. F. Gleason USA 1943, W.M. Gearan, Cathleen Dee Gearan.” VG. $135

Pine & Bell, Troy, NY. “Sergt. Finney.” I believe this is John Finney, Co. H, NY 4oth Infantry. Residence was not listed; Enlisted on 7/27/1864 as a Corporal. On 7/27/1864 he transferred into “H” Co. NY 40th Infantry. He was Mustered Out on 6/27/1865 at Washington, DC. Promotions: * Private (Reduced to ranks); * Corpl 8/20/1864; * Sergt 10/11/1864. He also had service in: NY 74th Infantry. G. $125

Rockwood, NY. “Capt. E.C. Boynton, 2 lt O ? July 24th-For Dr. Webster,” written on back. Edward Carlisle Boynton, US Army 11th Infantry.  Residence was not listed; Enlisted on 9/23/1861 as a Captain. On 9/23/1861 he was commissioned into US Army 11th Infantry (date and method of discharge not given). (Prior service in US Army 1846-1856 and subsequent to 12/1/1872). Promotions: * Major 3/13/1865 by Brevet. Other Information: born in Vermont; died 3/13/1893. (Graduate USMA 07/1/1846). G. $150

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

Photographic negative by Brady’s National Portrait Gallery. Published by E&HT Anthony, NY. General William Starke Rosecrans (1819-1898) was an inventor, coal-oil company executive, diplomat, politician, and US Army officer. He was the victor at prominent battles such as Second Corinth, Stones River, and the Tullahoma Campaign, but his military career was effectively ended following his disastrous defeat at the Battle of Chickamauga in 1863. VG. $100

Photographic negative by Brady’s National Portrait Gallery. Published by E&HT Anthony, NY. Rear Admiral Samuel Francis Dupont (1803-1865). VG. $200

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

C.D. Fredricks & Co., NY. C.G. Halpine, 69th NY Militia. Residence was not listed; Enlisted on 4/20/1861 at New York City, NY as a 2nd Lieutenant. On 4/20/1861 he was commissioned into Unassigned NY 69th Infantry. He was Mustered Out on 8/3/1861 at New York, NY.  (Aide-de-Camp to Colonel Hunter.) On back of CDV is written in addition, Major AAG staff of Maj. Genl. John A. Dix; Lt. Col. AAG staff of Maj. Genl. David Hunter. VG. $200

 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

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

No photographer ID. Signed at bottom “Geo. S. Cochran, U.S.N.” On back “Acting Ensign Geo. S. Cochran, U.S. Navy. Cairo Ills, July 18th, 1862.” Acting Ensign Jan 24, 1863; Appointment revoked (sick) Oct. 22, 1863. Top corners clipped. VG. $135

C.D. Fredricks & Co., NY, Havana, Paris. Signed “W.N. Griswold, USN.” Griswold, William N.
Acting Master, 9 July, 1861. Honorably discharged 18 September, 1865. Served on the Mount Vernon. VG. $145

 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

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

No photographer ID. On album page is written “1st Lieut. M. Connor, Co. C, 2 I.C.” Michael Connor. Residence Allen’s Grove IA; 26 years old. Enlisted on 8/14/1861 as a 2nd Lieutenant. On 9/1/1861 he was commissioned into “C” Co. IA 2nd Cavalry. He was Mustered Out on 10/3/1864 at Davenport, IA. Promotions: * 1st Lieut 12/1/1861. Other Information: born in Canada. VG. $200

G.W. Rider. On verso is written “Unknown New York Cavalry Officer. Note appearance of his right eye. Perhaps a glass eye, resulting from a wound? G.W. Rider (Photographer) Ondawa House, Salem, New York.” With slip of paper from Alexander Autographs, Inc. the reads “(Wounded Union Officer). Fine carte de visite picturing a wounded Union Officer, his right eye, undoubtedly a glass eye, sunken, the eye socket dark and lower than his left eye. The officer is in military garb, with guantlets, sword, and hat with “Jeff Davis” on the table beside him.” 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

Armstead & Taylor, Artists, Corinth, Miss. Signed “Your Truly William M. Peters, 1st Lieut Co. “F” 2nd W.T. I. of A.D.” Residence Galena IL; Enlisted on 8/3/1861 as a Private. On 8/3/1861 he mustered into “D” Co. IL 12th Infantry. He was discharged for promotion on 6/30/1863
(Estimated date of discharge). On 6/30/1863 he was commissioned into “F” Co. US CT 61st Infantry. He was discharged on 5/11/1864. Promotions:
* 1st Lieut 6/30/1863 (As of Co. F 61st USCT Inf (est date)). The 61st United States Colored Infantry was an infantry regiment originally organized as the 2nd Tennessee Volunteer Infantry (African Descent) and was also referred to as the 2nd West Tennessee Infantry (WTI) Regiment (African Descent).VG. $275

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

Brady’s National Portrait Gallery. Published by E&HT Anthony. General Hooker (1814-1879). WIA Antietam. Brady’s 1862 copyright line bottom recto. G. $125

The following CDVs CWCDV1061 through CWCDV1070 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

Major General Leonidas Polk Major General Leonidas Polk
CWCDV1068. Negative by Brady’s National Portrait Gallery. Published by E&HT Anthony, New York. Leonidas Polk (April 10, 1806 – June 14, 1864) was a Confederate general in the Civil War who was once a planter in Maury County, Tennessee, and a second cousin of President James K. Polk. He also served as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana and was for that reason known as Sewanee’s Fighting Bishop. He is often erroneously named “Leonidas K. Polk.” He had no middle name and never signed any documents as such. The errant “K” was derived from his listing in the post-bellum New Orleans press as “Polk, Leon. (k)” for killed in action. Polk was one of the more successful, yet controversial political generals of the war, elevated to a high military position with no prior combat experience because of his friendship with Confederate President Jefferson Davis. He fought as a corps commander in many of the major battles of the Western Theater, but is remembered more for his bitter disagreements with his immediate superior, Gen. Braxton Bragg of the Army of Tennessee, than for his success in combat. While serving under the command of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, he was killed in action in 1864 during the Atlanta Campaign. G. $300

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

Benjamin Franklin Cheatham cwcdv1122b
CWCDV1122. E&HT Anthony. Benjamin Franklin “Frank” Cheatham (October 20, 1820 – September 4, 1886) was a Tennessee planter, California gold miner, and a general in the Confederate States Army during the Civil War. He served in the Army of Tennessee, inflicting many casualties on Sherman at Kennesaw Mountain, but taking the blame for General Schofield’s escape at Spring Hill, a major factor in the Confederate defeat at Franklin. 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).  An informed viewer sent me this information regarding this carte: “My belief is that this is an image of Cheatham in his Mexican War uniform, where he served both as captain in the 1st Tennessee Regiment and colonel of the Third Tennessee.  The photo may have been taken after the war, perhaps even after he returned from California in the early 1850s.  The American Civil War Museum has a host of these CDV’s of Cheatham (nine, I think) and in some the uniform looks genuine and in others perhaps a photographer’s work.  I wrote a biography of Cheatham and my reason for thinking this is an earlier image is his appearance; he simply looks much younger than he does in any of his extant Civil War-era photographs.  I am no expert on American military uniforms but I do believe that this is a younger Frank Cheatham photograph taken some years before the Civil War.  You may be correct in that it is a “fantasy uniform” but if so I still think this is of Cheatham some years before the Civil War.” VG. $150

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

Western Turner Rifles 
CWCAB24. Howe, Chicago. Phillip F. Schneider, 1st Mo. Inf. Vol. and 17th Mo. Inf. Vol. The latter regiment is one of the Western Turner Rifle regiments which attracted many German-Americans involved in gymnastic clubs which were also political and social in nature (“Turners”). Schneider was wounded at Kenesaw Mt., Ga. as per information on back of card. Extensive additional details on verso. Lower right corner repair. G. $125

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

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