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.


CWCDV224. 
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

      
CWCAB4. 
M.B. Brady. Photo taken by James F. Gibson. Brady’s Album Gallery. No. 357. Group. Comte de Paris, Duc de Chartres, Prince de Joinville, and Friends, Camp Winfield Scott, near Yorktown, May 1, 1862. Brady’s 1862 copyright line on bottom recto. Card has the stamp of Snow & Roos, San Francisco in left margin and a label from Roos & Wunderlich, Depot of Goupil & Co., San Francisco on verso. See CWCDV203 above for a companion image taken the same day. VG. $450


CWCDV257. 
Kimberly Bros. National Gallery, Fortress Monroe. Major John A. Darling, 3rd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery. The image has a period identification from the original album of “Major Darling.” Official military records from the National Archives show he received his commission from the Governor of Pennsylvania and commanded the Post and Battery (Monroe) during March and April of 1863. Records show him present during July of 1863 when portion of Regiment ordered to Gettysburg. With complete National Archives Records as well as other material. Clipped corners. VG. $125


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


CWCDV265. 
Case & Getchell, Boston. General Nathaniel P. Banks.  VG. $85


CWCDV270. 
Brady/Anthony. Major General John G. Foster (1823-1874).
John Gray Foster was a career military officer in the US Army; his most distinguished services were in North and South Carolina. A postbellum expert in underwater demolition, he wrote the definitive treatise on the subject.

Foster was born in Whitefield, New Hampshire. When he was ten, his family moved to Nashua, where he attended the local schools before enrolling in the Hancock Academy. He graduated from West Point in 1846 fourth in his class and served as an engineer during the Mexican-American War. He served under Winfield Scott and was severely wounded at the Battle of Molino del Rey. He won two brevet promotions for bravery. After the war, Foster returned to West Point as an instructor. In 1858 he was on engineering duty in Charleston Harbor, where he helped in the construction of Fort Sumter.

Promoted to captain of U.S. engineers, Foster was in command of the garrison at Fort Moultrie when the Civil War began. He immediately transferred his small force to Fort Sumter and became second-in-command to Major Robert Anderson during the Battle of Fort Sumter. Foster was appointed a brigadier general of volunteers on October 23, 1861, and commanded the 1st Brigade in Ambrose Burnside’s North Carolina Expedition. He was conspicuous in action at the battles of Roanoke Island and New Bern. After the Battle of Roanoke Island, the Confederate Fort Bartow was renamed Fort Foster in honor of General Foster.

After General Burnside was transferred to Virginia, Foster assumed command of the Department of North Carolina. He was promoted to major general of volunteers on 18 July, 1862, and led the Goldsboro Expedition. During James Longstreet’s Tidewater Campaign, upon hearing of a planned Confederate attack on Washington, North Carolina, Foster personally assumed command of the defenses there. When Daniel H. Hill demanded the surrender of Washington, Foster defiantly replied, “If you want Washington, come and get it”. Hill’s forces besieged the garrison and two Union relief expeditions were turned back. Foster escaped the besieged city in order to personally lead a relief column back. Hill withdrew his forces shortly afterwards however. In December, Foster won a strategically important fight at the Battle of Goldsboro Bridge, resulting in the destruction of an important railroad bridge on a vital Confederate supply line.

In 1863, Foster was sent to Tennessee to assume command of the Department of the Ohio and its corresponding Army of the Ohio. He was in command only for a short time before he was badly injured in a fall from his horse. Upon his recovery, he took command of the Department of the South and aided in the surrender of Savannah, Georgia. He was making preparations for the surrender of Charleston, but his wounds forced him to relinquish command to Quincy A. Gilmore. Foster was placed in command of the Department of Florida at the end of the war, receiving a promotion to the rank of major general in both the volunteer service and the Regular Army (the latter being a brevet rank).

After the war, Foster remained in the army, being promoted to lieutenant colonel of engineers in 1867. He was involved in military and underwater surveying and became an expert in underwater demolition, publishing a definitive manual on the subject in 1869 that became the acknowledged reference work. From 1871 until 1874, he was assistant to the Chief of Engineers in Washington D.C. His final post was a superintendent of the Harbor of Refuge on Lake Erie.

Foster died in 1874 in Nashua, New Hampshire, and was buried there.

The John G. Foster Post #7 of the Grand Army of the Republic in Nashua was named in his honor. In 1900, Fort Foster in Maine was named in his memory. It is preserved as a park.

Reference: Eicher, John H. & David J., Civil War High Commands, Stanford University Press, 2001. VG. $150


CWCDV271. 
Brady, NY. Major General Israel Bush Richardson. Israel Bush Richardson (December 26, 1815 – November 3, 1862) was a United States Army officer during the Mexican-American War and Civil War, where he was a major general in the Union Army. Nicknamed “Fighting Dick” for his prowess on the battlefield, he was mortally wounded at the Battle of Antietam near Sharpsburg, Maryland. Richardson was born in Fairfax, Vermont. He was reportedly a descendant of famed American Revolutionary War general Israel Putnam. He was appointed from Vermont to the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York. He graduated 38th out of 58 cadets in the Class of 1841. He was one of 23 classmates that would become generals during the Civil War. After some routine assignments, Richardson served as a second lieutenant in the Second Seminole War in Florida. He received two brevets for meritorious service during the Mexican-American War; to captain and major for the actions at Contreras, Churubusco, and Chapultepec. It was in Mexico while serving under General Winfield Scott in the Army of Occupation that he received his nickname, “Fighting Dick,” which would carry over to the Civil War. He later served as a captain in the 3rd U.S. Infantry (a rank he achieved in 1851) at various frontier outposts, but resigned his commission in 1855 and began farming near Pontiac, Michigan. When the Civil War broke out, Richardson was still farming in Michigan. He enlisted in the Union Army and recruited and organized the 2nd Michigan Infantry. He married Fannie Travor on May 18, 1861, in Wayne County, Michigan. When he reported with his regiment in Washington, D.C., General Winfield Scott greeted him with “I’m glad to have my ‘Fighting Dick’ with me again.” Promoted to brigadier general of volunteers in late spring; dating from May 17, 1861, Richardson was assigned command of the 4th Brigade, 1st Division, in the newly organized army of Irvin McDowell. His brigade saw limited action at the First Battle of Bull Run near Blackburn’s Ford, and in covering the subsequent Federal withdrawal to Washington. He commanded several brigades in the Army of the Potomac and then the 1st Division of the II Corps during the Peninsula Campaign in mid-1862. He was involved in the fighting at the battles of Yorktown, Seven Pines, and the Seven Days. He was particularly distinguished in sharp fighting near the Chickahominy River. Following the campaign, he was promoted to major general on July 4, 1862. He led his troops during the Northern Virginia Campaign, fighting at the Second Battle of Bull Run, and again during the Maryland Campaign in September, when he was engaged at South Mountain. Richardson’s 1st Division played a key role during the Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862, attacking Confederate positions in the center of the Sunken Road in support of the 3rd Division of Maj. Gen. William H. French. After stubborn fighting, by 1:00 p.m., Richardson had gained control of the high ground in front of the apex of the defensive line, and his men enfiladed the remaining defenders in the road, which would gain the nickname “Bloody Lane” for the carnage. Richardson pushed forward beyond the road and was directing the fire of his artillery and organizing another attack when he was struck by a shell fragment. Carried to the rear, Richardson was treated at a field hospital. His wound was not considered life threatening, and he was given a room in McClellan’s headquarters, the Pry House. President Abraham Lincoln paid his respects to the wounded Richardson during a visit to the battlefield in October. However, infection set in, and then pneumonia, which claimed the life of the popular general in early November. He was among six generals to be killed or mortally wounded at Antietam. His body was escorted to Detroit, Michigan. Large crowds lined the streets during his funeral procession to nearby Pontiac, where he was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery. Fort Richardson, a Texas frontier fort active from 1867 to 1878, was named for him. The Israel B. Richardson Camp #2 of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War in Oakland, Michigan, was also named for the fallen general. Card mount has been trimmed at sides and top corners clipped. Image is VG. $250


CWCDV307. 
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


CWCDV399.
 Photographic negative by Brady’s National Portrait Gallery, published by E. Anthony, NY. Col. Michael Corcoran and staff of the Gallant 69th NY Infantry. Trimmed at left. VG. $750


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


CWCDV452.
 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


CWCDV461. 
Photographic negative by Brady’s National Portrait Gallery. Published by E&HT Anthony, NY. General George Archibald McCall (1802-1868). Taken prisoner at Glendale. Trimmed at bottom. VG. $150


CWCDV473. 
Photographic negative by Brady’s National Portrait Gallery. Published by E&HT Anthony, NY. General McClellan & Lady. Trimmed at bottom. VG. $150


CWCDV478. 
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


CWCDV481. 
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


CWCDV482. 
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


CWCDV488. 
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


CWCDV489. 
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


CWCDV506. 
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


CWCDV509. 
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


CWCDV515. 
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


CWCDV545. 
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


CWCDV557. 
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


CWCDV559. 
Alexander Gardner, Washington, DC. Surgeon William James Sloan, Major. Enlisted 12/20/55 as a Surgeon, commissioned into US Army Medical Staff. Promotions: Lt. Col. 3.13.65 by Brevet; Col. 3.13.65 by Brevet; Brig-Gen. 9/28/66 by Brevet. Born in Pennsylvania, died 3/17/1880. (From Historical Data System’s American Civil War Research Database at civilwardata.com). 2-cent cancelled tax stamp on verso. Top corners clipped. G. $150


CWCDV560.
 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 civilwardata.com). 3-cent cancelled tax stamp on verso. Lower left corner chipped. G. $150


CWCDV565. 
Brady’s Album Gallery. No. 288. Georgetown Aqueduct. VG. $275


CWCDV567. 
M.B. Brady 1862 copyright line bottom recto. Fort Pulaski. G. $125


CWCDV568. 
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


CWCAB9. 
M.B. Brady 1862 copyright line bottom recto. Brady’s Album Gallery. No. 391. Street in Yorktown, Gateway in Distance. VG. $325


CWCDV581. 
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


CWCDV586. 
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


CWCDV598. 
C.D. Fredricks & Co., 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


CWCDV602. 
No ID. Major-General William Farrar Smith (1824-1903). VG. $75


CWCDV629. 
Brady’s National Portrait Gallery. Published by E&HT Anthony. General Hooker (1814-1879). WIA Antietam. Brady’s 1862 copyright line bottom recto. G. $95


CWCDV634. 
No ID. Commodore George Smith Blake (1803-1871), Commandant of the US Naval Academy at Annapolis during the Civil War. VG. $135


CWCDV648. 
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 civilwardata.com). G. $150


CWCAB17. 
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


CWCDV678. 
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


CWCDV699. J.C. Spooner, Springfield, Mass. “Yours for the War H.O. Wiley.” This is Captain Henry O. Wiley, 123rd NY Vols. 31 years old when he enlisted on 8/22/1862 at Salem, NY as a Captain. On 9/10/1862 he was commissioned into “K” Co. NY 123rd Infantry. He was Killed on 7/20/1864 at Peach Tree Creek, GA. Corners clipped o/w VG. $225


CWCDV708.
 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


CWCDV714. 
John A. Heard, Boston. Samuel M. Bowman, Co. A, MA 51 & 57 Inf. Killed in Action, July 24, 1864, Petersburg. From the database: Residence Clinton MA; a 26 year-old Machinist. Enlisted on 9/16/1862 as a Sergeant. On 9/25/1862 he mustered into “A” Co. MA 51st Infantry. He was Mustered Out on 7/27/1863 at Worcester, MA. On 1/4/1864 he was commissioned into “A” Co. MA 57th Infantry. He was Killed on 7/24/1864 at Petersburg, VA (Mortally wounded in the thigh and leg by a confederate mortar shell) He was listed as: * Absent, sick 5/6/1864 Washington, DC; * Returned 5/28/1864 (place not stated). Promotions: * 1st Lieut 12/26/1863 (As of Co. A 57th MA Inf). Other Information: born in Clinton, MA; Buried: Clinton, MA;
(Buried 08/05/64 in Clinton, MA). VG. $225


CWCDV717. 
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


CWCDV722. 
Broadbent & Co., Philadelphia. “Affecty Yr. Bro. Wm. McMichael, Maj. AAG.” Residence was not listed; Enlisted on 8/15/1861 as a Captain. On 8/15/1861 he was commissioned into US Volunteers Adjutant Genl Dept. He was Mustered Out on 3/20/1866. Promotions: * Capt 8/15/1861 (Captain & Asst Adjutant General); * Major 8/16/1862 (Major & Asst Adjutant General); * Lt Colonel 3/13/1865 by Brevet; * Colonel 3/13/1865 by Brevet. Other Information: born in Pennsylvania; died 4/20/1893. G. $135


CWCDV724. 
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


CWCDV725. 
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


CWCDV730. 
Bryant, Charlestown. “John Collins, 3rd Regt. Oct. 1861.” Private John K. Collins. While his signed name gives no initial, later writing at the bottom of the card indicates his middle initial is “K.” There is a John K. Collins in the HDS database and here is his information: Residence Deer Isle ME; a 22 year-old Seaman. Enlisted on 11/1/1861 as a Private. On 11/1/1861 he mustered into “Read’s” Co. MA 3rd Cavalry. He was discharged for wounds on 3/28/1864 at New Orleans, LA. He was listed as: * Wounded (date and place not stated). Other Information: born in Deer Isle, Maine. Member of GAR Post # 179 (Samuel F. Woods) in Barre, MA; died 6/25/1926. There is also a John S. Collins from the same regiment with similar information in the database. And there is one additional John Collins, no initial who served in the MA 3rd Heavy Artillery. I have just been contacted by an astute observer who believes this is John Allen of the 3rd MA Militia. Looking at the name again, I think this may be the case. VG. $135


CWCDV731. 
No ID. Col. John Slocum, 2nd Rhode Island. Residence Providence RI; 36 years old. Enlisted on 4/17/1861 as a Major. On 5/2/1861 he was commissioned into Field & Staff RI 1st Infantry. He was discharged for promotion on 6/4/1861. On 6/5/1861 he was commissioned into Field & Staff RI 2nd Infantry. He was Killed on 7/21/1861 at Bull Run, VA. Promotions: * Colonel 6/5/1861 (As of 2nd RI Inf). Other Information: born 11/1/1824 in Richmond, RI; Buried: Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, RI; (Served in Mexican War.  Married Abby J. James in 1858). VG. $300


CWCDV734. 
Bogardus, NY. “Yours Truly William Welch,” Co. D, 68th NY Infantry. Residence was not listed; 22 years old. Enlisted on 5/27/1861 at New York City, NY as a Private. On 5/27/1861 he mustered into “A” Co. NY 83rd Infantry. He was discharged for promotion on 1/14/1863. On 1/14/1863 he was commissioned into NY 68th Infantry (date and method of discharge not given). Promotions: * Corpl 10/15/1862; * 2nd Lieut 1/14/1863. G. $150


CWCDV739. 
J. Jones, Rendezvous of Distribution, Va. “W. R. McClellan, Shurley Village, Mass.” William R. McClellan. Residence was not listed; a 21 year-old Operative. Enlisted on 8/17/1864 as a Private. On 8/17/1864 he mustered into “I” Co. MA 4th Heavy Artillery. He was Mustered Out on 6/17/1865 at Washington, DC. 3-cent tax stamp on verso. Unusual “Rendezvous of Distribution” location backmark. VG. $165


CWCDV740. 
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


CWCDV741.
 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


CWCDV742. 
S. Moses & Son, New Orleans. “To my….Thomas H. Nolan, Co. D, 5th U.S.V. Port Hudson, La. March 4th, 1864.” Residence New Bedford MA; a 19 year-old Clerk. Enlisted on 8/21/1862 at New Bedford, MA as a Private. On 8/31/1862 he mustered into “A” Co. MA 3rd Cavalry. He was discharged for promotion on 7/21/1863. On 7/21/1863 he was commissioned into US CT 82nd Infantry. He Resigned on 6/15/1865. Promotions: * Corpl; * 1st Lieut 7/21/1863 (As of 82nd UC Inf). Other Information: born in Fairhaven, MA; Member of GAR Post # 1 (William Logan Rodman) in New Bedford, MA; died 4/20/1922. After the War he lived in New Bedford, MA. VG. $175


CWCDV743. 
W. Hunt, New Haven, Conn. 1st Lieut Robert Bradley, Co. H, 15th Conn. Vols. Regimental History has him in Co. D as 2nd Lieut. promoted to Capt. of Co. H 10-25-63. He is in the Soldiers and Sailors system, not in HDS. VG. $175


CWCDV744. 
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


CWCDV747. 
No ID. “Truly Yours, James. A. Riley.” On back is written “James A. Riley, 3rd R.I. Cavalry.” Since there are other James A. Rileys in the HDS database, and without knowing where the attribution comes from, I can’t be sure that this is a RI soldier. 3-cent tax stamp on verso. VG. $125


CWCDV749. 
R.S. De Lamater, Hartford, Ct. “Ira Graham” written on verso. 3-cent tax stamp on verso. VG. $125


CWCDV750. 
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


CWCDV752. 
McGregor’s Photograph Gallery, NY. “John Longhran,” on front; “83rd N.Y. Vol.,” on back. Residence was not listed; 18 years old. Enlisted on 3/20/1862 at New York City, NY as a Private. On 3/20/1862 he mustered into “I” Co. NY 83rd Infantry. He was discharged for disability on 2/6/1863 at Convalescent Camp, VA. Note 3-7-12: It has been pointed out to me by an advanced collector that “his sack coat is unlike any of the 83rd NY uniform cdvs in my collection of that regiment and appears to be of late war style…Longran was discharged in early 63. Could his signature actually be Loughran?” Looking at it, it certainly could be Loughran. There are 6 Loughrans in the database but only 4 that would likely match this soldier. (Thanks JM). VG. $150


CWCDV755. 
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


CWCDV759.
 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


CWCDV761. 
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


CWCDV762. 
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


CWCDV763. 
No 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


CWCDV764.
 No 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


CWCDV765.
 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


CWCDV766. 
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


CWCDV769. 
No 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


CWCDV770. 
R.H. Dewey, Photographic Artist, Pittsfield, Mass. “Charles T. Plunkett, Maj. 49th Mass.,” written on back. Residence Pittsfield MA; a 22 year-old Manufacturer. Enlisted on 9/8/1862 as a Captain. On 9/19/1862 he was commissioned into “C” Co. MA 49th Infantry. He was Mustered Out on 9/1/1863 at Pittsfield, MA. Promotions: * Major 11/10/1862. Intra Regimental Company Transfers: * 11/10/1862 from company C to Field & Staff. VG. $225


CWCDV775. 
Brady’s National Portrait Gallery, published by E&HT Anthony. 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. VG. $125


CWCDV777. 
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


CWCDV779. 
Photographic negative by Brady’s National Portrait Gallery. Published by E&HT Anthony, NY. Rear Admiral Samuel Francis Dupont (1803-1865). VG. $200


CWCDV780. 
Photographic negative by Brady’s National Portrait Gallery. Published by E&HT Anthony, NY. General John Adams Dix (1798-1879). VG. $150


CWCDV786. Photographic negative by Brady’s National Portrait Gallery. Published by E. Anthony, NY. James Shields (May 10, 1810 – June 1, 1879), American politician and United States Army officer who was born in Altmore, County Tyrone, Ireland. Shields, a Democrat, is the only person in United States history to serve as a U.S. Senator for three different states. Shields was a senator from Illinois 1849 to 1855, in the 31st, 32nd, and 33rd congresses, from Minnesota from May 11, 1858 to March 4, 1859, in the 35th congress, and from Missouri from January 27, 1879 to March 4, 1879, in the 45th congress. Shields was the nephew of another James Shields, also born in Ireland, who was a Congressman from Ohio. The younger Shields immigrated to the United States around 1826 and settled in Kaskaskia, Randolph County, Illinois where he studied and later practiced law. He served as a member of the Illinois House of Representatives, beginning to serve in 1836, and then as an Illinois Supreme Court justice and in 1839 as the state auditor. (He was elected when not yet a citizen; Illinois then required only that a legislator have been resident in the state for six months.) Shields nearly fought a duel with Abraham Lincoln on September 22, 1842. Lincoln had published an inflammatory letter in a Springfield, Illinois, newspaper, the Sagamon Journal that poked fun at Shields, the State Auditor. Lincoln’s future wife and her close friend, continued writing letters about Shields without his knowledge. Taking offense to the articles, Shields demanded “satisfaction” and the incident escalated to the two parties meeting on a Missouri island called Sunflower Island, near Alton, Illinois to participate in a duel. Lincoln took responsibility for the articles and accepted the duel. Just prior to engaging in combat, Lincoln made it a point to demonstrate his advantage by easily cutting a branch just above Shields’ head, the two participants’ seconds intervened and were able to convince the two men to cease hostilities, on the grounds that Lincoln had not written the letters. In 1846, Shields was selected as a brigadier general of volunteers to fight in the Mexican-American War. He served under Zachary Taylor along the Rio Grande River. He commanded the 3rd Brigade, Volunteer Division, at the battles of Vera Cruz and Cerro Gordo, where he was wounded. He returned to fight at the battles of Contreras and Churubusco, his brigade now part of the 4th Division. He was again wounded at the Battle of Chapultepec. Following the war, on August 14, 1848, he was nominated by President Polk, and confirmed by the United States Senate to serve as governor of Oregon Territory that was created that same day. However, he declined the position and Joseph Lane was nominated and became the first governor of the new territory. He resigned to run for the Senate from Illinois. His election was voided by the Senate on the grounds that he had not been a United States citizen for the nine years required by the United States Constitution; having been naturalized October 21, 1840. He returned to Illinois and campaigned for re-election, and won the special election to replace himself, and was then seated. In 1855, he was defeated for re-election, so he moved to Minnesota. He was elected as one of the two first Senators from that state, but his term was only from 1858 to 1859, and he was again not re-elected. He was the editor of the 1854 book, A History of Illinois, from its Commencement as a State in 1818 to 1847. Shields then moved to California and served as a brigadier general of volunteers from that state during the American Civil War. He commanded the 2nd Division of the V Corps, Army of the Potomac (subsequently part of the Army of the Shenandoah), during the Valley Campaign of 1862. He was wounded at the Battle of Kernstown on March 22, 1862, but his troops inflicted the only tactical defeat of General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson during the campaign (or the war). The day after Kernstown, he was promoted to major general, but the promotion was withdrawn, reconsidered, and then finally rejected. His overall performance in the rest of the Valley Campaign was poor enough that he resigned his commission, and his departure was not resisted by the War Department. In 1863 he moved to Mexico and operated mines, and then to Wisconsin, but in 1866 moved to Missouri, where he served as member of the Missouri State House of Representatives, and as railroad commissioner. In 1879, he was elected to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Senator Lewis V. Bogy. He served only three months and declined to run for re-election. Shields died in Ottumwa, Iowa. He is buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Carrollton, Missouri. VG. $275


CWCDV792. 
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


CWCDV797. 
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


CWCDV798. 
E. Anthony, NY. General Alexander McDougall McCook (1831-1903). Led 1st OH Regiment at Bull Run. VG. $125

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


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


CWCDV810. 
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 top and sides. G-. $200


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


CWCAB18. 
No ID. Cabinet Card Inscribed and signed “Compliments of D.O. Hunter U.S. Army.” Union General David Hunter (July 21, 1802 – February 2, 1886), achieved fame by his unauthorized 1862 order (immediately rescinded) emancipating slaves in three Southern states, for his leadership of United States troops during the Valley Campaigns of 1864, and as the president of the military commission trying the conspirators involved with the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.

Hunter was a strong advocate of arming black men as soldiers for the Union cause. After the Battle of Fort Pulaski, he began enlisting black soldiers from the occupied districts of South Carolina and formed the first such Union Army regiment, the 1st South Carolina (African Descent), which he was initially ordered to disband, but eventually got approval from Congress for his action. A second controversy was caused by his issuing an order emancipating the slaves in Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida:

The three States of Georgia, Florida and South Carolina, comprising the military department of the south, having deliberately declared themselves no longer under the protection of the United States of America, and having taken up arms against the said United States, it becomes a military necessity to declare them under martial law. This was accordingly done on the 25th day of April, 1862. Slavery and martial law in a free country are altogether incompatible; the persons in these three States — Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina— heretofore held as slaves, are therefore declared forever free. — Maj. Gen. David Hunter, Department of the South, General Order No. 11, May 9, 1862

This order was quickly rescinded by President Abraham Lincoln, who was concerned about the political effects that it would have in the border states and who advocated instead a gradual emancipation with compensation for slave holders.

VG. $350


CWCDV881. 
L.L. Pollard, Car near Union House, Montpelier, Vt. Itinerant, traveling photographer. “Yours-D.O. MacKenzie,” partially removed by loss of revenue stamp. On card is written “Masters Mate, USN.” Trimmed at bottom. G. $100


CWCDV883. 
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


CWCDV885.
 No ID. Chief Engineer Alban C. Stimers, USN, (1827-1876). Alban C. Stimers was born in New York in 1827. He entered the Navy as a Third Assistant Engineer in January 1849 and became a Chief Engineer in July 1858. He served in the steam frigate Roanoke during the early months of the Civil War and later in 1861 was assigned to work with John Ericsson on the construction of the ironclad turret ship Monitor. Though not formally a member of Monitor‘s complement, Stimers took part in her difficult voyage from New York to Hampton Roads, Virginia, and served on board during her historic battle with the Confederate ironclad Virginia on 9 March 1862. Much of the success of these two operations was due to his inspired work, and Chief Engineer Stimers continued an intimate association with the Navy’s ironclad shipbuilding program for much of the rest of the Civil War. In 1862-63, Stimers again worked with Ericsson during the building of the next class of monitor-type ironclads, the Passaic class. He accompanied these ships during early operations against the Confederacy, most notably the 7 April 1863 bombardment of Fort Sumter, in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, and helped repair them after that action. Later in the year he was placed in charge of an ambitious project to construct twenty light-draft monitors for use in shallow inland waters. Unfortunately, the displacement calculations made for these ships were badly done. The resulting Casco class turned out to be useless for their intended role and had to be extensively modified. Stimers had inadvertently demonstrated the inherent difficulty of successfully shepherding complex technological endeavors, something that has bedeviled “project managers” from his time to ours’. After the Casco class debacle, Stimers returned to the seagoing Navy. At the beginning of 1865, he was Chief Engineer of the steam frigate Wabash. He resigned from the Navy in August 1865 and thereafter worked as a civilian engineer. Alban C. Stimers died in 1876. 3-cent tax stamp on verso. While this image is identified as Stimers on verso, the image that I have found on the web appears to show a somewhat older man with more of a receding hairline. Having said all that, I cannot be 100% certain of the ID until further evidence emerges. Fair. $125


CWCDV889. 
No 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


CWCDV892. 
Webster & Bro., Louisville. On back is written “ID’ed in album, Capt. G.W. Riley, 10th KY.” George W. Riley. Residence was not listed;
Enlisted on 9/23/1861 at Lebanon, KY as a Captain. On 11/21/1861 he was commissioned into “D” Co. KY 10th Infantry. He was Mustered Out on 12/6/1864 at Louisville, KY. VG. $165


CWCDV893. 
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


CWCDV894. 
E.H. Paige, Buffalo, NY. On back is written “Yours truly John Kelly, 1867, US Navy.” Kelly, John P. Third Assistant Engineer, 24 August, 1861. Second Assistant Engineer, 21 April, 1863. First Assistant Engineer, 11 October, 1866. Chief Engineer, 12 March, 1883. Died 27 January, 1890. VG. $165


CWCDV895.
 Lot of 2 CDVs of the same man. Both are by T.M.V. Doughty, Winsted, Ct., although one has no backmark. But comparison to other Doughty CDVs shows the same carpet in the studio. Hiram Eddy was chaplain for the 2nd Connecticut Volunteers (90 days service) at Bull Run, where he was captured with a rifle in his hand. He was reported to have preached a sermon the night before urging the soldiers to “show no quarter, take sure aim and shoot to kill.” These facts made the Confederates less agreeable to the “chaplains are noncombatants” rule, and Reverend Eddy was the first prisoner of Libby Prison POW camp. He was prisoner of five different POW camps before he was released a year later. Residence Winchester CT; Enlisted on 7/15/1861 as a Chaplain. On 7/15/1861 he was commissioned into Field & Staff CT 2nd Infantry. He was discharged (date not stated);  (Estimated day of muster). He was listed as: * POW 7/21/1861 Bull Run, VA (Paroled); * Confined 7/23/1861 Richmond, VA (Liggon Tobacco factory); * Paroled 7/26/1862 (place not stated) (Returned to State no further record). VG. $325

Sam Magill, Iowa Infantry
CWCDV901. No 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


CWCDV902. 
No 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


CWCDV903. 
No ID. Written on back “Milo Smith, Col. of 26th regiment Iowa Infantry.” Milo Smith. Residence Clinton IA; 43 years old. Enlisted on 8/10/1862 as a Colonel. On 9/30/1862 he was commissioned into Field & Staff IA 26th Infantry. He Resigned on 1/28/1865. He was listed as: * Wounded 1/11/1863 Arkansas Post, AR (Wounded severely); * Wounded 5/19/1863 Walnut Hills, MS. Other Information: born in Vermont. G. $225


CWCDV904. 
Perkins & Co., Washington, DC. On back is written “Morgan, W. Newfield, NY.” This is likely William L. Morgan. Residence was not listed; 47 years old. Enlisted on 7/24/1863 at Elmira, NY as a Captain. On 7/31/1863 he was commissioned into “A” Co. NY 1st Vet Cavalry. He was killed on 2/20/1864 at Upperville, VA. VG. $225


CWCDV905. G.W. Barnes, Rockford, Ill. Captain Daniel Corcoran, IL 90th Inf. Fair. $65


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


CWCDV913. 
No ID. Written on front “Father Trecy Chaplain.” Rev Jeremiah (also know as John) F. Trecy. Born in Ireland in 1836. He labored in Nebraska from June 24 1855 to 1860; New Orleans 1860-61; Huntsville, Alabama in attendance at Confederate hospital barracks, 1861-62. In March 1857 he lectured in New York City to induce Irish settlers to come to Nebraska. At the end of his lecture he was severely denounced by Archbishop Hughes who disapproved of his plans. Also served as chaplain on General Rosecrans staff. One of the few Irish priests that served both the Union and Confederate soldiers. Trimmed. G. $200


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

Alex Smalley
CWCDV946. Barcalow, NY. Faintly written name on the front appears to be “Alex Smalley.” Alexander K. Smalley. Residence was not listed; 21 years old. Enlisted on 5/29/1862 at New York City, NY as a Private. On 5/29/1862 he mustered into “E” Co. NY 37th Infantry. He was Mustered Out on 9/2/1862 at New York, NY. G. $35


CWCDV963. 
W.T. Worthington, Photographer and Ambrotypist, New Albany, [Indiana]. Peter W. Fitzgerald, Co. I, 128 Indiana Infantry. Civil War Database indicates the following on a “Peter Fitzgerald”: Residence La Crosse WI. Enlisted on 3/7/1864 as a Private. On 3/7/1864 he mustered into “I” Co. IN 128th Infantry. He was Mustered Out on 4/10/1866. But copies of his records which accompanies this CDV indicate significant differences. He was born in Ireland. His enlistment date on the records is Dec. 1, 1863, enlisted at South Bend, Ind. He spent a great deal of time in many hospitals, suffering from scurvy, rheumatism, curvature of the spine, etc. Update 2/11/12: I have just received the following information from a collector: “I believe that cwcdv963 may actually be Paley Fitzgerald of the 59th Indiana due to his veteran stripe on the sleeve and location of the studio. Paley was from New Albany and re-enlisted on 1/1/1864.” Card has a horizontal crease as shown. Fair. $125


CWCDV967. Gayford & Speidel, Rock Island, Ill. Written on verso “Yours Truly Edward A. Martin, Capt. 108th U.S.C.I.” Residence was not listed. Enlisted on 9/20/1864 at Louisville, KY as a Captain. On 9/20/1864 he was commissioned into “D” Co. US CT 108th Infantry. He was Mustered Out on 3/21/1866. Corners clipped. VG. $175


CWCDV968. 
No ID. Signed on recto “Yours very truly, Chas. J. Maginnis.” Charles J. Maginnis. Residence Sandusky IA; 24 years old. Enlisted on 8/4/1862 as a Captain. On 9/23/1862 he was commissioned into “D” Co. IA 30th Infantry. He Resigned on 2/3/1863. Other Information: born in New York. G. $125


CWCDV969. 
No 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


CWCDV970. 
Judkins, Haverhill, Mass. Signed on verso “Edward H. Morrill, 1st Lt. “B” Company, 61st Mass Vol.” Edward H. Morrill. Residence Haverhill MA; a 19 year-old Clerk. Enlisted on 8/1/1862 as a Private. On 8/17/1862 he mustered into “G” Co. MA 35th Infantry. He was discharged for promotion on 9/24/1864. On 9/26/1864 he was commissioned into “B” Co. MA 61st Infantry. He was Mustered Out on 6/4/1865. He was listed as: * Wounded 9/17/1862 Antietam, MD. Promotions: * Sergt; * 2nd Lieut 4/5/1863 (Declined commission); * 1st Lieut 9/22/1864 (As of Co. B 61st MA Inf) * Capt 4/9/1865 by Brevet. VG. $250


CWCDV973. 
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


CWCDV988. 
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


CWCDV999. 
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


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


CWCDV1008. 
No 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


CWCDV1014. 
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

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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 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

Confederate General Fitzhugh Lee Confederate General Fitzhugh Lee
CWCDV1067. E&HT Anthony, New York. Fitzhugh Lee (November 19, 1835 – April 28, 1905) was a Confederate cavalry general in the Civil War, the 40th Governor of Virginia, diplomat, and United States Army general in the Spanish-American War. He was the son of Sydney Smith Lee, a captain in the Confederate States Navy, and the nephew of General Robert E. Lee. G. $150

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

Thomas N. Penrose USN Thomas N. Penrose USN
CWCDV1101. Pun-Lun, Photographer & Ivory Painter, Hong Kong. Signed “Yours Truly Ths. N. Penrose U.S.N.” This is Thomas N. Penrose, Assistant Surgeon (24 Jan ’62); Surgeon (28 May ’71); Medical Inspector (25 Jan ’89); Medical Director (28 Feb ’96). Born in PA. Probably taken during the Formosa Expedition in 1867. G. $200

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. 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

cwcdv1146 General Granger
CWCDV1146. E&HT Anthony. Gordon Granger (November 6, 1821 – January 10, 1876) was a career U.S. army officer and a Union general during the Civil War. He distinguished himself at the Battle of Chickamauga. 2-cent revenue stamp cancelled Sep 19 1864 on verso. G. $125

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.
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

Felix Salm-Salm 
CWCDV1167. Brady’s National Portrait Gallery, published by E&HT Anthony. Prince Felix Constantin Alexander Johann Nepomuk of Salm-Salm (25 December 1828 – 18 August 1870) was a Prussian military officer of princely birth and a soldier of fortune. Salm-Salm served in the Schleswig-Holstein Army (Prussian Army), Austrian Army, the Union Army during the Civil War, the army of Emperor Maximilian in Mexico and thereafter in the Prussian Army. He was killed in action during the Franco-Prussian War. Prince Felix Constantin Alexander Johann Nepomuk of Salm-Salm, was born at Anholt Castle, the Residenz of the former Principality of Salm, which had been incorporated into the Prussian Province of Westphalia by 1815. He was the third and youngest son of Prince Florentin, the formerly reigning Prince of Salm-Salm (1786–1846), and his wife Flaminia di Rossi (1795-1840), a Corsican noblewoman and niece of Prince Felice Pasquale Baciocchi. The 1815 Congress of Vienna confirmed the Salm dynasty’s loss of sovereignty but recognized the retention of royal privileges of the Princes of Salm-Salm as a Mediatized House in the German Confederation. Felix grew up training to be a soldier at a cadet-school in Berlin and became an officer in the Prussian 11th Hussar Regiment in 1846. Early on he participated in the First Schleswig Warbetween northern Germany and Denmark. Severely wounded in a skirmish near Aarhus on 18 May 1849, he demonstrated bravery in battle. After the war he joined the Austrian army, serving in the Austro-Sardinian War of 1859. However, his erratic way of life alienated his family; substantial gambling debts as well as several scandals and duels finally forced him to emigrate. In 1861, he came to the United States and offered his services to the Union Army in the American Civil War. He was given a colonel’s commission and assigned to the staff of Brigadier General Louis Blenker. It was at this time that he began to court an American woman named Agnes Leclerc Joy. He had met her at a reception given by President Abraham Lincoln in Washington, D. C., where he was introduced by the Prussian envoy Friedrich von Gerolt. Felix and Agnes would marry morganatically in August 1862. Agnes Salm-Salm would end up joining Felix on the battlefield because she could not bear being without him. That winter he took command of the 8th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment (which decided Gustav Struve to resign in protest), but would only remain there through the winter. He was appointed colonel of the 68th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment in June, 1864, serving under Brigadier General James B. Steedman in Tennessee and Georgia, he took part in the Battle of Nashville, and toward the end of the war was assigned to the command of the post at Atlanta. Salm-Salm was mustered out of the volunteers on November 30, 1865. On January 13, 1866, President Andrew Johnson nominated him for appointment to the grade of brevet brigadier general, to rank from April 13, 1865 and the U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment on March 12, 1866. After the Civil War was over, Salm-Salm offered his services to the Habsburg’s Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico, and embarked for Mexico in February, 1866. Maximilian was actively promoting American soldiers to migrate to Mexico after the war to improve relations with the country. Salm-Salm was in an unusual position because he had fought for the Union while most of the Americans who moved to Mexico after the Civil War had fought for the Confederacy. By the summer he was appointed colonel and became the Emperor’s aide-de-camp and chief of household. He was captured at Querétaro along with the emperor but not before he made a brave charge with his hussar cavalry in an attempt to save Maximilian from the surrounding Mexican Republican army under Benito Juárez. Together with the Emperor and his generals Tomás Mejía Camacho and Miguel Miramón he was sentenced to death by firing squad, but he was pardoned by Juárez and released from custody in December 1867. Soon after, he returned to Europe and re-entered the Prussian Army as major in the 4th Guards Grenadiers regiment. He was killed at Saint-Privat-la-Montagne during the Battle of Gravelotte in the Franco-Prussian War. His faithful wife Agnes who again had joined him, serving as a nurse on the battlefield, had his mortal remains transferred to the family crypt in Anholt Castle, Germany. CDV. G. $200

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

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

 
CWCDV1184. Rehn & Hurn, Philadelphia. Vignetted portrait of officer. VG. $45

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

 
CWCDV1188. Geo. E. Mitchell’s Gallery of Art, Lowell. 1st Lieut. Charles W. Upham, Co. G, MA 53rd Infantry. VG. $150

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