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.

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. (binder) VG. $125

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

 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

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

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

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

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 1811. 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

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

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

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.” Also the word “probably” crossed out. Accompanied by print out from Henry Deeks indicating that Benton was involved in organizing the first company of the Invalid Corps. 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

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

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

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

CWCAB37. Fine and unique Civil War pair of items regarding General William Woods Averell. The first item is a Cabinet Card of Averell later in life by Broadbent & Phillips, Philadelphia. The second item is a greeting to “Gen. Averell, A happy New Year to you & yours,” written in pen by Gen’l Fitz John Porter on one of his cards with his address printed as “68 West 68th Street.” The card measures 1.75″ x 3.25.” William Woods Averell (November 5, 1832 – February 3, 1900) was a career US Army officer and a cavalry general in the Civil War. He was the only Union general to achieve a major victory against the Confederates in the Valley Campaigns of 1864 prior to the arrival of Philip Sheridan, at the Battle of Rutherford’s (Carter’s) Farm and at the Battle of Moorefield. After the war, Averell was appointed by President Andrew Johnson as a diplomat to British North America, serving 1866 to 1869. Also an entrepreneur and inventor with interests in the coal, steel and related infrastructure industry, Averell became wealthy by inventing an improved technique for laying asphalt pavement. He co-wrote a history of the Third Pennsylvania Cavalry, Sixtieth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers during the Civil War years; it was published in 1905. He wrote a memoir of his Army years from 1851-1862 but did not publish it and the manuscript was lost for a time. It was discovered in the late 20th century and published in an annotated edition in 1978. VG. $175

CWCDV1609. CDV of J.T. Pancoast, member of the Maryland Sanitary Committee by Woods, Baltimore. Comes with a transcribed letter to the Danville Intelligencer, Aug. 9, 1861, from Capt. Manly of the Montour Rifles, Co. E, 6th PA while at Camp Rickets, Wash, DC referring to a rifle accident while marching through Baltimore and that the man who was shot was taken to the home of Pancost [sic] who lived opposite where the accident occurred. The man’s leg was amputated in his home. This comes from the collection of Gil Barrett.  (binder) VG. $150

CWCDV1612. Fischer & Bro., Baltimore, MD. CDV from the Gil Barrett Collection. 2-cent uncancelled tax stamp on verso. Civil War buddies, 2 in uniform, one in civilian dress. Fanciful pose. VG. $450

CWCDV1614. CDV by Gray’s Gallery, Oswego, NY of William C. Raulston. Enlisted on 8/24/1861 at Oswego, NY as a Captain. On 9/14/1861 he was commissioned into “A” Co. NY 81st Infantry. He was discharged on 9/6/1863. On 1/27/1864 he was commissioned into Field & Staff NY 24th Cavalry. He died of wounds on 12/15/1864. He was listed as: Confined Danville, VA (date not stated); Confined Libby Prison, Richmond, VA (date not stated); Wounded 6/18/1864 Petersburg, VA; POW 9/30/1864, Poplar Grove Church, VA; Wounded 12/10/1864 Sussex Court House, VA (While attempting to escape from Danville). He died from these wounds 5 days later. Promotions: Major 5/31/1862; Lt Colonel 7/7/1862; Colonel 1/27/1864 (As of 24th NY Cavalry); Intra Regimental Company Transfers: 6/20/1862 from company A to Field & Staff. VG. $475

CWCDV1615. D. Bachrach, Baltimore, MD. Convalescent soldier at St. John’s College Hospital, Baltimore, MD. He has a 5th Corps badge on jacket. This is a rare back paper label. CDV is from the Mike McAfee Collection. VG. $325

CWCDV1620. Knight’s Gallery, Buffalo. Col. James M. Brown. Enlisted 5/28/61 at Jamestown, NY as a Captain. On 6/20/61 he was commissioned into B Co., NY 72nd Inf. He was discharged for promotion on 11/5/61. On 1/10/62 he was commissioned into Field & Staff NY 100th Inf. He was killed on 5/31/62 at Fair Oaks, VA. (binder) G. $325

CWCDV1621. The soldier is an unidentified member of the 2nd NYS Militia Regiment, 1861 (82 NY Vols.). On the bottom recto is written “Liberty or Death.” On the top verso is written “Death to all Traitors.” These are original inscriptions, undoubtedly by the hand of the soldier. On back is the collector mark of William (Bill) Gladstone, the walking “B” symbol. In addition, this CDV comes from the collection of the late Mike McAfee. G. (binder)  $250

CWCDV1622. Brady & Co.’s National Photographic Portrait Galleries, Washington DC and NY. Walter Case Newberry. Enlisted 10/19/1861 at Waterville, NY as a 1st Lt. On 11/4/1861 he was commissioned into E Co. NY 81 Inf. On 1/10/1864 he was commissioned into Field & Staff NY 24th Cavalry. He mustered out on 6/24/1865 at Cloud’s Mills, VA. He was listed as: WIA 6/18/64 Petersburg, VA; WIA 7/30/64 Petersburg, VA; WIA 3/30/65 place not stated. Promotions: Capt. 6/1/62; Major 1/10/64; Lt. Col. 2/6/64; Col. 12/15/64; Brig-Gen’l 3/31/65 by Brevet. Born 12/23/1835 in Waterville, Oneida County, NY; died 7/20/1912 in Chicago, IL. G. (binder) $275

CWCDV1625. J. Gurney & Son, NY. Henry Patchen Martin. Enlisted 4/19/61 at NYC as a Lt. Col. On 5/3/61 he was commissioned into Field & Staff NY 71st Inf. He mustered out on 7/31/61 at NYC. On 5/28/62 he was commissoned into Field & Staff NY 71st Inf. He mustered out 9/2/62 at NYC. Promotions: Col. 6/3/61. Fair. $125

CWCDV1628. Benjamin Baltozer. There are two entried in the Civil War DB of men with this name and my guess they are likely the same man. First entry: Enlisted 8/8/62 at Loysville, PA as a Private. On 8/13/62 he mustered into H Co. PA 133rd Inf. He mustered out on 5/25/63. Member of GAR Post #415 (Col. H.I Zinn) in Mechanicsburg, PA. Second entry: Enlisted 2/264 at Harrisburg, PA as a Private. On 2/2/64 he mustered into D Co. PA 47th Inf. He was mustered out on 12/25/65 at Charleston, SC. G. $150

CWCDV1630. R.W. Addis, Washington, DC. On bottom recto is written “Bvt. B. G. J.S. Schullz [sic],” abbreviation for Brevet Brigadier General. On the back it reads “Maj. John S. Schullz [sic]” On verso is written “Maj. Gen. S. Schultze, my Adgt Gen in Pennsylvania D.N.C.” This last was written by General Darius Nash Couch. I found a letter written April 15, 1865 from Assistant Adjutant General S. Schultz to Lt. Col. Louis Wagner indicating that a proposed Civil War victory parade in Philadelphia would not take place on Monday, the 17th due to the assassination of President Lincoln. A copy of the letter and transcript is included with this CDV. VG. (binder) $300

CWCDV1632. U.S. General Hospital, Div. No. 1, Annapolis, Md. Unidentified soldier likely recuperating from his wounds. Rare backmark. VG. $200

CWCDV1636. O. Pierre Havens, Sing Sing, NY. Signed on verso “Chellis Swain, Adjt, 1st Lt. Cav.” Chellis D. Swain. Enlisted 8/17/62 as a 2nd Lt. Commissioned into B Co. NY 11th Cav. Discharged on 3/7/64. Promotions: 2nd Lt 8/17/62 by brevet; 2nd Lt. 9/1/62 (As of Co. K); 1st Lt. 11/1/62 (1st Lt. & Adjt). Appears to have returned to service: Enlisted 3/27/65 at NYC as a 1st Lt. On 3/27/65 he was commissioned into Field & Staff NY 26th Cav. He mustered out on 7/7/65 at Albany, NY. Promotions: 1st Lt. 3/23/65 (1st Lt. & Adjt). G. (binder) $175

CWCDV1672. Pair of CDVs, one by S.P. Smith, Kankakee, Ill., and the other by Bowman, Ottawa, Ill.  The man in the single image is pictured at center in the image of the three amputees. The amputee at left appears to have lost both legs and both hands. The other two have lost their legs but appear to have their hands, although the man at center has only one hand visible and only one wooden crutch, so he is likely a triple amputee. Unidentified. VG. $950

CWALBUM7. Colonel Francis J. Parker family album. Francis Jewett Parker was 36 years old and lived in Boston. He enlisted on 12/2/1861 as a Major. On 12/9/1861 he was commissioned into Field & Staff MA 32nd Infantry. He resigned on 12/27/1862. Promotions: Lt. Colonel 5/25/1862; Colonel 8/6/1862. He died on 1/20/1909 in Boston, MA. This album contains 65 CDVs, Parker’s being the first in the album. There are 2 other soldiers in the album. One is unidentified and the other is of Dr. Charles Ellery Stedman, Surgeon, US Navy. Stedman served on the USS Huron and the Circassian. He was also an artist and commentator and produced a book, available today, titled The Civil War Sketchbook of Charles Ellery Stedman, Surgeon, US Navy. A great many of the CDVs are named beneath the images and represent Parker’s extended family. Most of the backmarks are Boston photographers such as Black, Whipple, etc. The album itself has a separated cover and spine, pages intact. A fine Civil War era album in need of further genealogical research. Images are VG. $800

CWALBUM8. CDV Album—Amherst College. Class of 1862. Ezra C. Ebersole. There are 80 CDVs in the album. The names and statistics of the class members are on the front pages of the albums as well as beneath the images. They are by various MA and CT photographers. The first 18 images are faculty, all but two are named. The following 59 images are students, all but one has a name under the image. The final 3 CDVs are unidentified young girls. With a printed biographical document regarding the members of the class which has minor differences from the information at the front of the album. This lot comes with printouts on the soldiers from the CW database.

Ten of the students participated in the Civil War:

Arthur G. Biscoe, Private, Co. E, MA 51st Infantry.

Lucius F.C. Garvin, Private, Co. E, MA 51st Infantry.

Albert Bryant, Private, Co. B, NY 146th Infantry. POW, 5/5/1864 Wilderness, VA; confined at Andersonville, GA 5/7/1864; Died of disease 9/24/1864 at Andersonville, GA.

Henry Gridley, Co. A, NY 150th Infantry. Killed 6/22/1864 at Culp’s Farm, GA.

Henry Hill Goodell, 2nd Lt. Co. F, CT 25th Infantry.

Rufus P. Lincoln, 2nd Lt. Co. C, MA 37th Infantry; MA 20th Infantry. WIA 5/6/1864 Wilderness, VA.

George B. Macomber, 1st Lt Co. E, MA 34th Infantry; Co. A, MA 24th Infantry.

Frederic Daniels Morse, Sergeant Co. B, MA 42nd Infantry. POW 6/23/1863 Brashear City, LA.

Samuel C. Vance, Captain Co. A, MA 27th Infantry; IN 70th Infantry; IN 107th Infantry; IN 132nd Infantry.

Mason W. Tyler, 1st Lt. Co. F, MA 37th Infantry. WIA 9/19/1864 Winchester, VA; WIA 3/25/1865 Petersburg, VA.

The album itself is in good shape although there is one separation of the pages about two-thirds through the album.

VG. $1250

CWCDV1674. Photographic Negative from Brady’s National Portrait Gallery, published by E. Anthony. Gideon Welles, Lincoln’s Secretary of the Navy. VG. $200

Collection of Lincoln Assassination Conspirators. Incredible collection of 9 CDVs. Once in a lifetime opportunity to obtain a collection of 9 Lincoln Assassination Conspirator CDVs. Included in this group is an image of John Wilkes Booth by Black & Case, Boston with an 1865 cancelled tax stamp and “Booth the Assassin” written in a flourish on verso. This CDV has a hangman’s noose drawn in around Booth’s neck. The next CDV is of “Payne, alias Wood, alias Hall,” by Alexander Gardner, 1865. Next is  a CDV of Michael O’Laughlin [sic] by Gardner with partial tax stamp. His name should be spelled O’Laughlen. Next is Edward Spangler, the gent who was accused of preparing the President’s box at Ford’s Theater and who helped Booth escape, by Gardner with partial tax stamp. The next CDV is of David E. Herold by E&HT Anthony. Next is Mrs. Surratt with cancelled tax stamp on verso. (According to Dan Weinberg of the Abraham Lincoln Bookshop in Chicago, we don’t actually know what Mary looked like and the photographers just took an image of an unknown woman for this pose). Then, George Atzerodt by Gardner, 1865, with cancelled tax stamp. Next is Samuel Arnold, by Gardner, 1865. Last is a composite CDV of 7 of the conspirators with tax stamp on verso. A once in a lifetime collection. VG. $20,000.