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.

A.K. Joslyn, Gallop’s Island, Boston Harbor. The large black stamp of James C. Magoun, 2d Reg’t Mass. H.A. partially obscures the backstamp of this “Photographist’s” studio. Some spotting. G+. $125

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. See CWCDV203 above for a companion image taken the same day. VG. $450

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

Case & Getchell, Boston. General Nathaniel P. Banks.  VG. $85

J. Gurney & Son. Col. Elmer E. Ellsworth. Verso presents the mysterious text of several letters, one from a friend of Ellsworth’s, one from Ellsworth himself (apparently after his death!), and one from J. Gurney & Son. VG. $185

CWCDV441. Photographic negative by Brady’s National Portrait Gallery. Published by E&HT Anthony, NY. General George C. Thomas (Oct. 9, 1812-Dec. 2, 1882). This image is misidentified in Warner’s Generals in Blue as Henry Goddard Thomas. George entered the Military Academy at West Point in 1832, graduating four years later. His first service was as Second Lieutenant in the Fourth Artillery in the operations in the Creek Nation in 1836. He served in the Florida war against the Seminole Indians in 1836 to 1837, taking part in the defense of Fort Mellon in February of the latter year. During the following year he was engaged in the removal of the Cherokees to the West, in garrison at Fort Columbus, New York and again in the Florida war. In August 1838 he was promoted to be First Lieutenant. During the next two years he served on the northern frontier during the Canadian border disturbances, on the expedition to collect the Pottawatomie Indians for emigration at various posts in Michigan and at Fort Niagara, New York.

He resigned from the Army January 31, 1842 and until 1858 he was an attorney and claim agent in Washington. He was then appointed to a clerkship in the United States Quartermaster’s Department, which he held two years, when he was transferred to the Engineer Department. When the late war broke out he offered his services to President Lincoln by whom he was appointed Major General of the Militia of the District of Columbia. General Thomas continued in command of this Militia until the close of the rebellion, when he became a clerk in the Quartermaster General’s office in Washington. (from NY Times obituary Dec. 5, 1882).  Trimmed at bottom. VG. $200

 E. Anthony, NY. Col. Edward D. Baker (1811-1861) of the 1st California Regiment was a confidante of Lincoln’s, introduced him at his first inaugural; served as a Senator from Oregon; and was killed in action at Ball’s Bluff. Trimmed at bottom. VG. $250

Photographic negative by Brady’s National Portrait Gallery. Published by E&HT Anthony, NY. General George Archibald McCall (1802-1868). McCall was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Archibald McCall (1767–1843), a descendant of the Schuyler family and the Van Cortlandt family through his ancestors Stephanus Van Cortlandt and Gertrude Schuyler, and Elizabeth Cadwalader. He was appointed from Pennsylvania to the United States Military Academy at West Point, graduating in 1822, 26th in his class of 40. His service took him to Florida, especially the Pensacola area. He enjoyed his time in Pensacola, writing frequently of his life there as a 2nd Lieutenant. He was promoted to 1st Lieutenant after seven years and, in 1846, to the rank of Captain. He was assigned to the 1st U.S. Infantry then the 4th U.S. Infantry before serving as aide-de-camp to Gen. Edmund P. Gaines into the beginning of the Second Seminole War. He distinguished himself during the Mexican–American War under Zachary Taylor, receiving brevet promotions to major for gallantry at Palo Alto and to lieutenant colonel for Resaca de la Palma. Appreciative leading Philadelphians presented him a sword upon his return to the city in 1847. On August 30, 1851, at the age of 49, he was married to Elizabeth McMurtrie. The marriage was a happy one, and at least two sons and one daughter were born to the couple. He retired with 31 years service as Colonel and Inspector General of the Army in 1853. At the beginning of the Civil War, McCall helped organize Pennsylvania volunteers as major general of the state militia and was commissioned brigadier general of volunteers in May 1861. He helped organize and led the famous Pennsylvania Reserves Division, which served as the 2nd Division, I Corps, Army of the Potomac, and 3rd Division, V Corps. He was one of the oldest West Point graduates to serve in the war. McCall served in the Peninsula Campaign and was wounded and captured at Frayser’s Farm, Virginia, in June 1862. While trying to ascertain his position without his staff officers, he instead met the 47th Virginia, part of General James Longstreet’s command. Longstreet had served as a brevet Second Lieutenant under Mccall in the 4th U.S. Infantry. He was imprisoned in Libby Prison in Richmond, Virginia. Previous illness was aggravated by his confinement in prison, and after his exchange (for Simon Bolivar Buckner) in August, McCall resigned due to poor health in March 1863. In retirement, McCall farmed in Pennsylvania. He died at his “Belair” estate in West Chester, Pennsylvania, and is buried in the Christ Church Burial Ground in his native Philadelphia. McCall School in Society Hill, Center City, Philadelphia is named after him. McCall is commemorated in the scientific name of a species of lizard, Phrynosoma mcallii. Trimmed at bottom. VG. $150

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

Photographic negative by Brady’s National Portrait Gallery. Published by E. Anthony, NY. Assistant Surgeon John Campbell, holding M1840 Medical Staff sword w/sword knot/portapee. Dress chapeau on chair. Trimmed at bottom. VG. $150

Photographic negative by Brady’s National Portrait Gallery. Published by E. Anthony, NY. Col. James A. Mulligan. Recruited 23 IL Vol. Infantry (“Irish Brigade”); WIA several times, finally at Kernstown, died 2 days later as prisoner. Trimmed at bottom. VG. $300

Photographic negative by Brady’s National Portrait Gallery. Published by E. Anthony, NY. Col. Lyman H. Mix of the 3rd NY Cavalry (“Van Allen Cavalry”). Van Allen resigned April ’62, Mix took over; KIA Petersburgh June ’64. Trimmed at bottom. VG. $300

J. Gurney & Son, NY. Col. Abram S. Vosburgh, 71 NYS Militia. The following is taken from Third Annual Report of the Bureau of Military Statistics of the State of New York, Albany: [The Bureau], (C. Wendell), 1866. SEVENTY-FIRST REGIMENT N. Y. S. MILITIA.
The Seventy-first regiment, organized in the city of New York, is in the First brigade, First division, N. Y. S. Militia. It left the Station the 21st of April, 1861; strength 950 men.
The following were the field officers of the regiment:
Colonel—Abram S. Vosburgh, succeeded by Colonel Henry P. Martin.
Lieutenant-Colonel—Charles H. Smith.
Major—George A. Buckingham.
The Seventy-first went to Annapolis Junction, and thence to Washington, where they arrived on the 27th of April, and marched to the Navy Yard, where they were temporarily quartered upon a steamboat, and subsequently in barracks at the Navy Yard.
Colonel Vosburgh died at Washington, of pulmonary disease, on the 20th of May, and. his remains were sent home for burial. The command of the regiment then devolved upon Colonel Henry P. Martin.
” The regiment left the Navy Yard on the 16th of July, and marched up the avenue, over the Long Bridge, to their camping grounds, within five miles of Fairfax, where they bivouacked for the night in the open field, together with Colonel Burnside’s brigade, consisting of the First and Second Rhode Island infantry, Second Rhode Island battery, and Second New Hampshire volun-teers.” On the 17th proceeded on half a mile beyond Fairfax, and bivouacked on the old camp ground of the rebels. On the 18th the march was resumed and continued within a mile and a half of Centreville, where the regiment again bivouacked. They remained at this point until the morning of Sunday, the 21st, when at 2 A. M. the regiment marched for the battle-field, passing through Centreville just before sunrise. At the battle of Bull Run the Seventy-first served in the Second brigade (Burnside’s) of the Second division (Hunter’s). It was engaged in some severe fighting and behaved with gallantry.
Colonel Burnside speaks of the services of the Seventy-first in his regular report, and subsequently in his Supplementary report says: “I beg again to mention the bravery and steadiness, manifested by Col. Martin and his entire regiment (Seventy-first), both in the field and during the retreat.” The loss of the regiment, including the killed, wounded and missing, amounted to 63.
The Seventy-first returned to New York on the 26th of July, and met with an enthusiastic reception.

From the New-York Daily Tribune, May 21, 1861:

THE DEATH OF COL. VOSBURGH. The death of Col. Vosburgh of the 71st Regiment, which occurred this morning at 8 o’clock, has caused a peculiar gloom to settle over that and other corps, where he was a great favorite. His remains will be escorted to-morrow to the cars by the 12th Regiment, and transmitted to New-York. The remains of Col. Vosburgh are lying at the Navy Yard, awaiting the arrival of his family, who are expected here to-day. The body will be conveyed to New-York with military escort. It is believed that Col. Vosburgh’s fatal hemorrhage was brought on by over exertion. Col. Vosburgh’s family did not reach the camp before his death, with the exception of his sister-in-law, who, however, failed to receive any token of recognition. The military authorities have determined on an imposing display in honor of Col. Vosburgh. The 12th, 69th, and 7th will act as escorts.

Trimmed at bottom. VG. $250

Photographic negative by Brady’s National Portrait Gallery. Published by E. Anthony, NY. General Joseph King Fenno Mansfield (1803-1863), killed at Sharpsburg. Trimmed at bottom. VG. $300

Photographic negative by Brady’s National Portrait Gallery. Published by E. Anthony, NY. General Winfield Scott (1786-1866). Classic image of Scott sitting outdoors at West Point. VG. $125

Photographic negative by Brady’s National Portrait Gallery. Published by E. Anthony, NY. General Carl Shurz (1829-1906). First German-born American elected to US Senate; abolitionist, orator, editor; Secretary of the Interior 1877-’81 under Hayes. VG. $200

Photographic negative by Brady’s National Portrait Gallery. Published by E&HT Anthony, NY. General Daniel Butterfield (1831-1901). WIA Gaines Mill, Gettysburg. Composer of “Taps.” Trimmed at bottom. VG. $300

Photographic negative by Brady’s National Portrait Gallery. Published by E&HT Anthony, NY. Rear Admiral Charles Wilkes (1798-1877). He led the important US Exploring Expedition in 1838-1842 and was the central figure in the Trent Affair. Trimmed at bottom. VG. $125

Photographic negative by Brady’s National Portrait Gallery. Published by E. Anthony, NY. Abram Duryée (April 29, 1815 – September 27, 1890), Union Army general, the commander of one of the most famous Zouave regiments, the 5th New York Volunteer Infantry. After the war he was NYC Police Commissioner. Trimmed at bottom. VG. $250

 Marshall, Boston. Private Charles Duncan Lamb; enlisted 9/15/62; mustered into “Landis’” Co. PA Independent Light Artillery; mustered out 9/26/62; 12/11/63 commissioned into “I” Co. MA 2nd Heavy Artillery; discharged for promotion 7/6/64; 7/2/64 commissioned into “I” Co. MA 56th Infantry; discharged for wounds 12/28/64. WIA 7/30/64, Petersburg, Va.; 8/19/64, Weldon Railroad, Va. (From Historical Data System’s American Civil War Research Database at 3-cent cancelled tax stamp on verso. Lower left corner chipped. G. $150

Brady’s Album Gallery. No. 288. Georgetown Aqueduct. VG. $275

Barnard & Gibson’s 1862 copyright line bottom recto. Brady’s Album Gallery. No. 384. White House, Formerly residence of Mrs. Custis Washington, now the residence of Col. Lee. 17th May, 1862. Written in manuscript “burned down June 1862.” VG. $275

Barnard & Gibson’s 1862 copyright line bottom recto. Brady’s Album Gallery. No. 353. Group. General Van Vliet and Friends, Camp Winfield Scott, near Yorktown. G. $295

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

Brady’s National Portrait Gallery, published by E. Anthony, NY. Major-Gen. Ormsby McKnight Mitchel (1810-1862), born in
Morganfield, Ky., Aug. 28, 1810. He was graduated at the United States military academy in 1829, served as assistant professor of mathematics at West Point for two years, and was then on garrison duty until Sept. 30, 1832, when he resigned. He was in that year admitted to the bar, practiced two years in
Cincinnati, was chief engineer of the Little Miami railroad, 1836-37, and professor of mathematics, astronomy and philosophy at Cincinnati college, 1834-44.  He raised almost all the money for the establishment of an observatory at Cincinnati, which was the first of the larger observatories to be built in the United States and in 1843 the corner-stone of the pier for the great telescope was laid by John Quincy Adams. Prof. Mitchel lectured extensively throughout the United States from 1842 to 1848; was adjutant-general of the state of Ohio, 1841-48; chief engineer of the Ohio & Mississippi railroad, 1848-49, and again
in 1852-53, and was director of the Dudley observatory at Albany, N. Y., in 1859-61. He invented a number of valuable mechanical devices for use in astronomy, and gained great distinction in his profession. He was commissioned brigadier-general of volunteers, Aug. 9, 1861, and at first reported to Gen. McClellan, who assigned him the command of Gen. William B. Franklin’s brigade in the Army of the Potomac; but at the request of the citizens of Cincinnati he was transferred to that city and commanded the Department of the Ohio from Sept. 19 to Nov. 13 1861. He served with the Army of the Ohio during the campaigns of the winter of 1861-62 in Tennessee and northern Alabama, took part in the occupation of Bowling Green, Ky., Nashville, Tenn., the march to Huntsville, Ala., in the action near Bridgeport, Ala., April 30, 1862, and was promoted major-general of volunteers to date from April 11, 1862. He took possession of the railroad from Decatur to Stephenson, by which the control of northern Alabama was secured to the Federal authorities. He was anxious to advance into the heart of the South, but was restrained by his superior officer, Gen. Buell, and in consequence of a dispute with Buell he tendered his resignation to the secretary of war and was transferred to the command of the Department of the South, with headquarters at Hilton Head, S. C., Sept. 17, 1862. He died of yellow fever at Hilton Head, Oct. 30, 1862. (From Historical Data System’s American Civil War Research Database at G. $150

Brady’s Album Gallery. Album Card measuring 4.5″ x 6.” No. 421. General French, Taken in Camp on the Chickahominy, 29th of May, 1862. VG. $650

Frederick Clark, Harrisburg, Pa. Capt. Hugh G. Brown, 15th Iowa. Residence Keosauqua IA; 27 years old. Enlisted on 12/1/1861 as a 2nd Lieutenant. On 12/1/1861 he was commissioned into “E” Co. IA 15th Infantry. He was discharged for promotion on 8/28/1863. On 8/28/1863 he was commissioned into US Volunteers Aide-de-Camp. He was Mustered Out on 7/10/1866 (Subsequent service in US Army until 05/16/1899). Promotions:
* 1st Lieut 7/9/1862; * Capt 8/28/1863 (Captain and Aide de Camp to General Ord); * Major 9/29/1864 by Brevet; * Lt Colonel 3/31/1865 by Brevet; * Capt 3/2/1867 by Brevet; * Major 3/2/1867 by Brevet. Other Information: born in Pennsylvania; died 11/30/1901. VG. $125

 J.B. Gardner, NY. Thomas Hooten, 2nd Lieut. Co. D, 7th Conn. Vols. Killed at the Battle of James Island, S.C. June 16th, 1862. Residence Norwalk CT; Enlisted on 8/24/1861 as a 2nd Lieutenant. On 9/5/1861 he was commissioned into “D” Co. CT 7th Infantry.  He also had service in: “E” Co. CT 1st Infantry. G. $225

C.L. Lochman, Carlisle, Penna. Private Robert M. M’Keehan, Co. D, 187 PA Infantry. Residence was not listed; Enlisted on 1/29/1864 as a Private. On 1/29/1864 he mustered into “D” Co. PA 187th Infantry. He was Mustered Out on 8/3/1865 at Harrisburg, PA. (In 1900, lived in Mount Rock, PA.) G-. $125

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

No ID. Capt. Lyman Y. Stuart, US Volunteers Commissary Dept. Residence was not listed; Enlisted on 9/10/1862 as a Captain. On  9/10/1862 he was commissioned into US Volunteers Commissary Dept. He was Mustered Out on 6/16/1865. Promotions: * Capt 9/10/1862 (Captain & Commissary); * Major 6/16/1865 by Brevet. Other Information: born in Connecticut. VG. $125

Bryant, Charlestown. Written on verso “Jno. Allen 3rd Regt. Oct. 1861.”  VG. $75

Haines & Wickes, Albany, NY. “Yours Truly James Brennan US Vols.” Residence was not listed; an 18 year-old Clerk. Enlisted on 1/4/1864 at Troy, NY as a Private. On 1/14/1864 he mustered into “K” Co. NY 7th Heavy Artillery. He was transferred out on 4/17/1865. On 4/17/1865 he transferred into “138th” Co. Veteran Reserve Corps 2nd Battn. He was Mustered Out on 8/9/1865 at Albany, NY. (Subsequent service in US Army until his death). He was listed as: * Wounded 6/3/1864 Cold Harbor, VA (Wounded in left hand and forehead). Other Information: born in England; died 7/15/1888. VG. $165

 Brady’s National Photographic Portrait Galleries, Wash DC. Frank McDonald Lt. Co. B, 24 NY Cavalry. Residence was not listed; 22 years old. Enlisted on 12/24/1863 at Auburn, NY as a Sergeant. On 1/7/1864 he mustered into “B” Co. NY 24th Cavalry. He was transferred out on 6/17/1865. On 6/17/1865 he transferred into “B” Co. NY 1st Prov’l Cavalry. He was Mustered Out on 7/19/1865 at Cloud’s Mills, VA. Promotions: * Qtr Master Serg 7/1/1864 (Estimated date); * 1st Sergt 11/26/1864; * 2nd Lieut 5/11/1865; * 1st Lieut 6/17/1865 (Not Mustered). Intra Regimental Company Transfers: * from company B to company C (As of 24th NY Cav. May have been transferred). G. $150

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

No photographer ID. “Truly Yours, James. A. Riley.” On back is written “James A. Riley, 3rd R.I. Cavalry.” There are other James A. Rileys in the HDS database, and without knowing where the attribution comes from, I can’t be certain that this is the 3rd RI soldier. 3-cent tax stamp on verso. VG. $125

Knowlton’s Photograph Gallery, Woburn. “Charles Hastings, 12th Mass.,” written on verso. Also “From collection of Cyrus Dollin 1862-1942.”  Residence Weymouth MA; a 30 year-old Shoe Stitcher. Enlisted on 6/26/1861 as a 1st Lieutenant. On 6/26/1861 he was commissioned into “H” Co. MA 12th Infantry. He was discharged on 3/12/1865 (Discharged per SO # 121). He was listed as: * POW 5/24/1864 North Anna River, VA (Confined at Macon, GA & Columbia, SC); * Released 3/1/1865 Wilmington, NC. Promotions: * Capt 8/10/1862. Other Information: born 1/19/1831; Member of GAR Post # 58 (Reynolds) in Weymouth, MA. Held GAR Offices: * Post Commander # 58; died 3/26/1941. After the War he lived in South Weymouth, MA. VG. $225

Whitehurst Gallery, Wasington, DC. “Harmon McCormick,” written on front. This is Harmon McCormack in HDS, 16th IN Light Artillery. Residence was not listed; Enlisted on 11/4/1863 as a Private. On 11/4/1863 he mustered into IN 16th Light Artillery. He was Mustered Out on 7/5/1865 at Indianapolis, IN. VG. $175

 Rehn & Sons, Philadelphia. “James Kilkelly, Co. A, 2nd D.C. Vols.,” written on back. Residence was not listed; Enlisted as a Private (date unknown). VG. $150

O.B. Buel, Photographic Artist, Gt. Barrington, Mass. “John Alexander from Enfield. 5th Conn. Vol.” Residence Enfield CT; Enlisted on 6/21/1861 as a Private. On 7/22/1861 he mustered into “B” Co. CT 5th Infantry. He was transferred out on 1/11/1864. On 1/11/1864 he transferred into “G” Co. CT 20th Infantry. He was transferred out on 3/26/1864. On 3/26/1864 he transferred into “B” Co. CT 5th Infantry. He was Mustered Out on 7/22/1864. VG. $175

Moulthrop & Williams, New Haven, Ct. Dr. S.C. McCormick. Residence was not listed; Enlisted on 6/11/1863 as a Asst Surgeon. On 6/11/1863 he mustered into Field & Staff PA 37th Infantry (8th PA Reserves). He was Mustered Out on 5/24/1864 at Pittsburgh, PA. VG. $200

No photographer ID. On back is written “George Keating, 174th NY, ID Roger Hunt, Henry Deeks.” George W. Keating. Residence was not listed; Enlisted as a Major (date unknown). On 2/17/1864 he was commissioned into Field & Staff NY 162nd Infantry. He was discharged for disability on 6/9/1864. He also had service in: Field & Staff NY 174th Infantry. G. $175

 No photographer ID. “Yours Respectfully S.P. Dempsey,” written on front. There are 4 ‘S. Dempseys’ without middle initial and none with a ‘P’ middle initial in HDS, so no way to tell which is our man. G. $125

 Rockwood, NY. “Capt. E.C. Boynton, …? 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. $200

J.H. Abbott, Albany, NY. “Lt. Thomas Dempsey, 44th NY Inf.,” written on back. Residence was not listed; 41 years old. Enlisted on 8/30/1862 at North Greenbush, NY as a Sergeant. On 9/25/1862 he mustered into “E” Co. NY 44th Infantry. He was discharged on 6/29/1864. He was listed as: * Accidentally Wounded 8/19/1863 (place not stated). Promotions: * 2nd Lieut 6/23/1863 (Not Mustered); * Sergt 10/28/1863; * 1st Lieut 12/26/1863 (As of Co. I). Intra Regimental Company Transfers: * 12/26/1863 from company I to company E. 2-cent tax stamp on verso. VG. $175

No photographer ID. “Affectionately Yours, Capt. John Harty,” written on front. John D. Harty. Residence Oakland MI; 27 years old. Enlisted on 6/19/1861 at Detroit, MI as a Captain. On 8/22/1861 he mustered into “F” Co. MI 7th Infantry. He Resigned on 5/5/1862. G. $200

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. $225

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

Henszey & Co, Philadelphia. John W. Geary, brigadier-general, was born in Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland county, Pa., Dec. 30, 1819. He entered Jefferson college but was compelled to leave before graduation on account of his father’s sudden death and loss of property, then taught school and  was a civil engineer at the time of the outbreak of the Mexican war. He organized the “American Highlanders,” and as lieutenant-colonel of the 2nd Penn. volunteer infantry joined Gen. Scott at Vera Cruz and commanded the regiment at Chapultepec where he was twice wounded, and at Belen Gate the same day. His service won the approbation of the commanding general and he was made the first commander of the city and promoted colonel of his regiment. At the close of the war he went to California, was made first postmaster of San Francisco, and was authorized by President Polk to establish the postal service throughout California. He was elected by the people alcalde and first mayor of San Francisco, and also judge of the first instance. He was a delegate to the state constitutional convention, where he was instrumental in securing the organization of California as a free state, and upon his return to Pennsylvania he retired for several years from public life to his farm in Westmoreland county. He was appointed by President Pierce governor of Kansas in 1856, but resigned the next year upon failing to secure the state a free state constitution. Upon the outbreak of the Civil war he organized, in April, 1861, a regiment of 1,500 men and reported for duty to Gen. Banks at Harper’s Ferry, Va. He commanded in several engagements, distinguished himself and was wounded at Bolivar Heights, captured Leesburg, Va., March 8, 1862, and was made brigadier-general April 25. He was twice wounded at the battle of Cedar mountain, and on recovery was placed in command of the 2nd division of the 12th army corps, which he led in the battles of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. He was subsequently transferred to the Army of the Cumberland, in Gen. Hooker’s command, and distinguished himself at the battles of Wauhatchie and Lookout mountain. In Sherman’s march to the sea he commanded the 2nd division of the 20th army corps, was the first to enter Savannah after its evacuation, Dec. 22, 1864, and for his conduct at the capture of Fort Jackson and gallantry at Savannah, he was appointed military governor of the city. He was brevetted major-general of volunteers, Jan. 12, 1865, “for fitness to command and promptness to execute.” Upon returning to Pennsylvania in 1866, Gen. Geary was elected governor, and in 1869 he was re-elected. His administration was eminently successful, and, after his death, which occurred eighteen days after the expiration of his second term, the legislature erected a monument to his memory. Gen. Geary died in Hamburg, Pa., Feb. 8, 1873. Corners clipped o/w VG. $225

C.D. Fredricks & Co., NY. C.G. Halpin, 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

General Michael Corcoran
CWCDV806. E. Anthony. General Michael Corcoran (1827-1863), brigadier-general, was born in Carrowkeel, Ireland, Sept. 21, 1827.  His father, a captain in the British army, gave him a good education, and procured for him a commission in the Irish constabulary in 1845. This he resigned, being unwilling to oppress his people and in 1849 he emigrated to America, locating in New York. He joined the militia there as a private, rose through the grades to the rank of colonel, 1859, and when Prince Albert of Wales visited this country, he refused to order out the regiment, the 69th, to do honor to the prince. For this he was subjected to trial by court-martial, that was still pending when the Civil war began. Upon the first call for troops, he led the 69th to the seat of war, and, being ordered to Virginia built Fort Corcoran on Arlington Heights, and then led it into the battle of Bull Run, where he fought with impetuous gallantry. He was wounded and captured, and spent nearly a year in various Confederate prisons, refusing to accept a release conditional upon his promise not to take up arms again in defense of the Union. Upon being exchanged, Aug. 15, 1862, he was commissioned brigadier-general of volunteers to date from July 21, 1861, and organized the Corcoran legion, which he commanded in the battles on the James, near Suffolk, in April, 1863, and in checking the advance of the Confederates upon Norfolk. The legion was attached to the Army of the Potomac, in Aug., 1863, and Gen. Corcoran was killed by the falling of his horse upon him while riding in company with Gen. Thomas Francis Meagher, Dec. 22, 1863. Same as CWCDV400 above but this carte is not trimmed at bottom. G+. $275

 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

T.F. Saltsman, Nashville, Tenn. Identified on verso as “J. Riley.” There are a lot of ‘J. Rileys’ and I don’t know who this one is. 3-cent tax cancelled stamp on verso. VG. $100

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

Sam Magill, Iowa Infantry
CWCDV901. No photographer ID. On back is written “Sam Magill, Lieut. Col. 26th Reg. Iowa Infantry.” Samuel G. Magill. Residence Lyons IA; 29 years old. Enlisted on 8/10/1862 as a Lieut. Colonel. On 9/30/1862 he was commissioned into Field & Staff IA 26th Infantry. He was Mustered Out on 12/1/1862.
Other Information: born in Pennsylvania. G. $150

No photographer ID. On back is written “George Johnson, Capt. of Co. B, 26th Reg. Iowa Infantry. George W. Johnson. Residence Clinton IA; 24 years old. Enlisted on 8/5/1862 as a Captain. On 9/30/1862 he was commissioned into “C” Co. IA 26th Infantry. He Resigned on 2/26/1863. Other Information: born in New York. G. $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

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

T.M. Schleier, Nashville, Tennessee. Signed “Very Truly HA Kelly, Lt. & ??” Henry A. Kelly. Residence was not listed; Enlisted on 2/6/1864 as a 1st Lieutenant. On 5/14/1864 he was commissioned into Field & Staff TN 8th Cavalry. He was Mustered Out on 9/11/1865 at Knoxville, TN. Promotions: * 1st Lieut 5/14/1864 (1st Lieut & Quartermaster). 2-cent cancelled tax stamp on verso. VG. $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)). VG. $250

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

No photographer ID. Signed “Your Truly, Washington Fullen, 1st Lt. 61st U.S. C. Inf.” Residence was not listed; Enlisted on 6/30/1863 as a 2nd Lieutenant. On 6/30/1863 he was commissioned into “F” Co. US CT 61st Infantry. He Resigned on 6/27/1865 (Estimated date of commission). Promotions: * 1st Lieut. VG. Partial tax stamp on verso. $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. 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

General Braxton Bragg cwcdv1113b
CWCDV1113. E&HT Anthony. Braxton Bragg (March 22, 1817 – September 27, 1876) was a career United States Army officer, and then a general in the Confederate States Army—a principal commander in the Western Theater of the Civil War and later the military advisor to the Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Bragg, a native of North Carolina, was educated at West Point and became an artillery officer. He served in Florida and then received three brevet promotions for distinguished service in the Mexican-American War, most notably the Battle of Buena Vista. He established a reputation as a strict disciplinarian, but also as a junior officer willing to publicly argue with and criticize his superior officers, including those at the highest levels of the Army. After a series of posts in the Indian Territory, he resigned from the U.S. Army in 1856 to become a sugar plantation owner in Louisiana. During the Civil War, Bragg trained soldiers in the Gulf Coast region. He was a corps commander at the Battle of Shiloh and subsequently was named to command the Army of Mississippi (later known as the Army of Tennessee). He and Edmund Kirby Smith attempted an invasion of Kentucky in 1862, but Bragg retreated following the inconclusive Battle of Perryville, Kentucky, in October. In December, he fought another inconclusive battle at Murfreesboro, Tennessee, the Battle of Stones River, but once again withdrew his army. In 1863, he fought a series of battles against Maj. Gen. William S. Rosecrans and the Union Army of the Cumberland. In June, he was outmaneuvered in the Tullahoma Campaign and retreated into Chattanooga. In September, he was forced to evacuate Chattanooga, but counterattacked Rosecrans and defeated him at the Battle of Chickamauga, the bloodiest battle in the Western Theater, and the only major Confederate victory therein. In November, Bragg’s army was routed in turn by Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in the Battles for Chattanooga. Throughout these campaigns, Bragg fought almost as bitterly against some of his uncooperative subordinates as he did against the enemy, and they made multiple attempts to have him replaced as army commander. The defeat at Chattanooga was the last straw and Bragg was recalled in early 1864 to Richmond, where he became the military adviser to Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Near the end of the war, he defended Wilmington, North Carolina, and served as a corps commander in the Carolinas Campaign. After the war Bragg worked as the superintendent of the New Orleans waterworks, a supervisor of harbor improvements at Mobile, Alabama, and as a railroad engineer and inspector in Texas. 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

Simon Bolivar Buckner cwcdv1116b 
CWCDV1116. John Clarck. Simon Bolivar Buckner (April 1, 1823 – January 8, 1914) was a soldier and politician who fought in the United States Army in the Mexican–American War and in the Confederate States Army during the Civil War. He later served as the 30th Governor of Kentucky. After graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point, Buckner became an instructor there. He took a hiatus from teaching to serve in the Mexican–American War, participating in many of the major battles of that conflict. He resigned from the army in 1855 to manage his father-in-law’s real estate in Chicago, Illinois. He returned to his native state of Kentucky in 1857 and was appointed adjutant general by Governor Beriah Magoffin in 1861. In this position, he tried to enforce Kentucky’s neutrality policy in the early days of the Civil War. When the state’s neutrality was breached, Buckner accepted a commission in the Confederate Army after declining a similar commission to the Union Army. In 1862, he accepted Ulysses S. Grant’s demand for an “unconditional surrender” at the Battle of Fort Donelson. He was the first Confederate general to surrender an army in the war. He participated in Braxton Bragg’s failed invasion of Kentucky and near the end of the war became chief of staff to Edmund Kirby Smith in the Trans-Mississippi Department. In the years following the war, Buckner became active in politics. He was elected governor of Kentucky in 1887. It was his second campaign for that office. His term was plagued by violent feuds in the eastern part of the state, including the Hatfield–McCoy feud and the Rowan County War. His administration was rocked by scandal when state treasurer James “Honest Dick” Tate absconded with $250,000 from the state’s treasury. As governor, Buckner became known for vetoing special interest legislation. In the 1888 legislative session alone, he issued more vetoes than the previous ten governors combined. In 1895, he made an unsuccessful bid for a seat in the U.S. Senate. The following year, he joined the National Democratic Party, or “Gold Democrats”, who favored a gold standard policy over the Free Silver position of the mainline Democrats. He was the Gold Democrats’ candidate for Vice President of the United States in the 1896 election, but polled just over one percent of the vote on a ticket with John M. Palmer. He never again sought public office and died January 8, 1914. G. $85

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

Sterling Price cwcdv1123b
CWCDV1123. E&HT Anthony. Sterling Price (September 20, 1809 – September 29, 1867) was a soldier, lawyer, planter, and politician from Missouri, who served as the 11th Governor of the state from 1853 to 1857. He also served as a United States Army brigadier general during the Mexican-American War, and a Confederate Army major general in the Civil War. Price is best known for his victories in New Mexico and Chihuahua during the Mexican conflict, and for his losses at the Battles of Pea Ridge and Westport during the Civil War–the latter being the culmination of his ill-fated Missouri Campaign of 1864. Following the war, Price took his remaining troops to Mexico rather than surrender, unsuccessfully seeking service with the Emperor Maximillian there. He ultimately returned to Missouri, where he died in poverty and was buried in St. Louis. VG. $150

Jefferson Davis cwcdv1124b
CWCDV1124. Pair of CDVs of Jefferson Davis and his wife. First CDV is from a Photographic Negative from Brady’s National Portrait Gallery, published by E&HT Anthony. Written on back is “Old Jeff, Jefferson Davis.”  Second CDV is by E&HT Anthony and is of Varina Anne Banks Howell Davis (5/7/26-10/16/06) . This one is trimmed. VG. $225

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

cwcdv1153 Confederate James Fleming Fagan
CWCDV1153. E&HT Anthony. James Fleming Fagan (March 1, 1828 – September 1, 1893) was a planter, public official, and a major general in the Confederate States Army during the Civil War. His Arkansas brigade distinguished itself in the Red River campaign of 1864, helping to drive the Union army from southern Arkansas. The way his buttons are spaced in “threes” on his uniform jacket indicates the rank of major general in this image. He was not given this rank until the spring of 1864. This image is reproduced in volume II of “The Confederate General” series edited by Wm. C. Davis. Davis states that the photo was taken either in Texas or Arkansas late during the war. Two-cent cancelled tax stamp on verso. G. $750

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

 Battlefield of Antietam Brady Album Card
CWCAB23. Brady’s Album Gallery. No. 569. Dead on Battle-Field of Antietam. G+. $750

CWCDV1164. M.B. Brady, 1862. Unlabeled but this is titled Quarters of Dr. Grant and Dr. Dwight, Yorktown, Va. French’s Brigade, 66 NY Infantry. VG. $275

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

CWalbum4. Civil War CDV album. All images have been removed from the album for scanning and notes by the CDVs in the albums have been pencilled on the back of the cartes. There are 4 men in uniform: Patrick J. Hughes, Lieutenant on Corcoran’s staff. He served in Co. G, NY 10th Heavy Artillery and Co. E, NY 155 Infantry. George De Peyster Arden, 124th NYSV and 10th NY Light Artillery. Guvera H. Marshall, Co. G, 10th NY Artillery. And one of a seated heavy artillery soldier with sword. There is another CDV of this same man in civilian clothes by Thompson Gallery, Albany, NY with a 2-cent tax stamp on verso. None of these military CDVs have a backmark. In addition there are 22 CDVs and tintypes, most identified, most with backmarks. The album is worn, spine is gone, clasps are intact. All images shown above. Images are G-VG. $600

CWalbum5. Original Civil War CDV album of the Belcher Family of Massachusetts. There are 21 images of soldiers. Twenty of them are CDVs, 1 is a tintype. All of the images have been removed from the album for scanning and the notations in the album margins have been written on the back of the images. Five of the soldiers have IDs (“Grandpa’s brother, Joel Belcher, died from effects of Civil War; Ben Belcher; Grandpa Belcher; John Belcher? Grandfather’s brother; & Grandpa’s brother George.”) Seven of these images have tax stamps. Here is some information I have found on several of the soldiers: Benjamin F. Belcher. Residence Foxboro MA; an 18 year-old Farmer. Enlisted on 9/9/1861 as a Private. On 9/28/1861 he mustered into “K” Co. MA 23rd Infantry. He Re-enlisted on 12/2/1863. He was Mustered Out on 6/25/1865 at New Berne, NC. Other Information: born in 1843. Member of GAR Post # 91 (E. P. Carpenter) in Foxborough, MA. After the War he lived in Foxboro, MA. Joel A. Belcher is likely this man: Enlisted on 2/26/1862 at Washington, DC as a Private. On 2/26/1862 he mustered into “G” Co. DC 2nd Infantry (date and method of discharge not given) (Estimated date of enlistment).

There are 17 images of civilians. Sixteen are CDVs, 1 is a tintype. Seven have IDs; 12 have tax stamps.
Photographers of the soldier CDVs are: E.W. Beckwith, Alexandria, Va. (6); Brady (2); Theo. F. Chase, Providence, RI (1); B.P. Paige, Washington, DC (1); Wolff’s Gallery, Opperman, photographer, Alexandria, Va. (2); Jno. Holyland, Washington, DC (1); Bowdoin, Taylor & Co., Alexandria, Va. (1); & 7 have no ID.
Photographers of the civilian CDVs are: Addis Gallery, P.B. Marvin, photographer, Washington, DC (1); G.H. Plimpton, Foxboro’, Mass. (7); E.W. Beckwith, Alexandria, Va. (1); Phila. Photographic Co. (1); J.R. Hall, Biddeford, Me. (1); T.R. Burnham, Boston (1); Seeley & Murphy, Alexandria, Va. (1); W.L. Germon, Phila. (1); & 3 with no ID.
Overall totals: 38 images (36 CDVs, 2 tintypes); 19 with tax stamps; 12 with ID.
Album shows normal wear, latches are intact. G-VG. $1250

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

CWCDV1181.  No photographer ID. Officer with sash and sword. 2-cent cancelled tax stamp on verso. VG. $75

CWCDV1187. D. Appleton & Co., NY. A.A. Turner, Photographer. Written on verso “George Merrill, Aid to Gen Sherman.” VG. $150

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