CWCDV1200. Brady, NY. Maj. Gen. John A. Dix (1798-1879). Bottom corners clipped. VG. $125


CWCDV1201. Photographic negative by Brady, published by E. Anthony. General Andrew Porter (July 10, 1820 – January 3, 1872), brigadier general. He was an important staff officer under McClellan during the 1862 Peninsula Campaign, serving as the Provost Marshal of the Army of the Potomac. VG. $150


CWCDV1202. Brady’s National Photographic Portrait Galleries, NY. Major-General Silas Casey (7/12/07-1/22/82). Chipped corner. G. $100


CWCDV1205. R.W. Addis, Photographer, McClees’ Gallery, Washington, DC. Fitz John Porter (August 31, 1822 – May 21, 1901) was a career Army officer and a Union general during the Civil War. He is known for his performance at Second Bull Run and his subsequent court martial. Although Porter served well in the early battles of the Civil War, his military career was ruined by the controversial trial, which was called by his political rivals. After the war, he worked for almost 25 years to restore his tarnished reputation and was finally restored to the army’s roll. Bottom corners clipped. G. $100


CWCDV1206. Photographic negative from Brady’s National Portrait Gallery, published by E. Anthony. Darius Nash Couch (July 23, 1822 – February 12, 1897) was a soldier, businessman, and naturalist. He served as a career Army officer during the Mexican-American War, the Second Seminole War, and as a general officer in the Union Army during the Civil War. During the Civil War, Couch fought notably in the Peninsula and Fredericksburg campaigns of 1862, and the Chancellorsville and Gettysburg campaigns of 1863. He rose to command a corps in the Army of the Potomac, and led divisions in both the Eastern Theater and Western Theater. Militia under his command played a strategic role during the Gettysburg Campaign in delaying the advance of Confederate troops of the Army of Northern Virginia and preventing their crossing the Susquehanna River, critical to Pennsylvania’s defense. He has been described as personally courageous, very thin in build, and (after his time in Mexico) frail of health. G. $150


CWCDV1208. Brady’s National Photographic Galleries, New York. George Archibald McCall (March 16, 1802 – February 25, 1868) was an Army officer who became a brigadier general and prisoner of war during the Civil War. He was also a naturalist. Nick at top left corner. G. $125


CWCDV1210. C.D. Fredricks & Co., NY.  Don Carlos Buell (March 23, 1818 – November 19, 1898) was an Army officer who fought in the Seminole War, the Mexican-American War, and the Civil War. Buell led Union armies in two great Civil War battles—Shiloh and Perryville. The nation was angry at his failure to defeat the outnumbered Confederates after Perryville, or to secure East Tennessee. Historians generally concur that he was a brave and industrious master of logistics, but was too cautious and too rigid to meet the great challenges he faced in 1862. Buell was relieved of field command in late 1862 and made no more significant military contributions. Label on verso indicates that this CDV was purchased at E. Anthony’s Stereoscopic Emporium, 501 Broadway, NY. VG. $125


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

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


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


CWCDV1226. E&HT Anthony. Robert Rhett (born Robert Barnwell Smith; December 21, 1800 – September 14, 1876) was a politician who served as a deputy from South Carolina to the Provisional Confederate States Congress from 1861 to 1862, a member of the US House of Representatives from South Carolina from 1837 to 1849, and US Senator from South Carolina from 1850 to 1852. A pro-slavery extremist and an early advocate of secession, he was a “Fire-Eater.” Rhett published his views through his newspaper, the Charleston Mercury. He was never a general and this image transposes his head onto a uniform. G. $125


CWCDV1229. Photographic negative by Brady’s National Portrait Gallery, published by E&HT Anthony. William David Porter (10 March 1808 – 1 May 1864) was a flag officer of the United States Navy. He was the son of Commodore David Porter (1780–1843) and brother of Admiral David Dixon Porter (1813–1891) as well as foster brother of Admiral David Farragut (1801–1870). Porter was born on 10 March 1808 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He spent much of his childhood in Chester, Pennsylvania. After an early and unsuccessful attempt to stow away on his uncle John Porter’s, ship-of-the-line Franklin, he signed on Franklin at the age of 12. Porter was appointed a midshipman on 1 January 1823, and 11 years later was commissioned a lieutenant. From 1838 to 1840, he served as lighthouse inspector for the portion of the east coast between Norfolk, Virginia, and New York. That duty was followed in 1840 with an assignment at the Washington Navy Yard as ordnance officer. During this assignment, he became interested in the development of an explosive shell suitable for naval use. After leaving Washington, Porter spent the next decade superintending the outfitting of new steam ships for the Navy, commanding supply vessels, and delivering mail and supplies to Navy units abroad. Following retirement between 1855 and 1859, he returned to active duty and took command of the sloop-of-war St. Mary’s. He patrolled the Pacific coasts of Mexico and Central America for two years protecting American interests in that area. The secession of Southern states in 1860 and 1861 caused St. Mary’s to be recalled to her base at Mare Island, California. In the summer of 1861, Porter was relieved of command of the ship and ordered to Washington, D.C. In the autumn, he was assigned to special duty in St. Louis, Missouri, to assist in establishing the Western Flotilla to seize and control the Mississippi and its tributaries for the Union. On 3 October, he was given the command of a ferryboat-turned-gunboat New Era. Serving under Flag Officer Andrew Foote, he patrolled the Cumberland River, keeping a wary eye upon the growing Confederate defenses along the river. In November, he took his ship to St. Louis for repairs; and, upon his return to the flotilla at Cairo, Illinois, New Era sported a new name, Essex, in honor of the frigate Essex, which Porter’s father had commanded during the War of 1812. Between January and August 1862, Porter served gallantly up and down the Mississippi River. On 10 January, Essex and St. Louis engaged three Confederate gunboats and forced them to retreat to the protection of Southern shore batteries. The two Union gunboats repeated the feat three days later and succeeded in damaging their opponents. Only Confederate shore batteries prevented the capture of the three steamers. On 6 February, Essex joined the rest of Foote’s gunboat squadron in the attack on Fort Henry. Porter’s ship, second in line, sustained heavy fire from shore batteries and received at least 15 direct hits. About half an hour into the fray, Essex took a 32-pound shot through her bow shield. It pierced her boilers, releasing steam which severely scalded 28 men. Commander Porter—himself blinded and scalded—continued to command his ship until she was clear of the action.Though still severely hampered by his injuries, Porter directed the extensive repair and renovation of Essex from his sick bed. At the same time, he also superintended the construction of two other warships, the ironclads Lafayette and Choctaw. Porter completed the renovation of Essex at St. Louis in July and rejoined the Western Flotilla at Vicksburg, Mississippi, later that month. At dawn on the 22nd, Porter took Essex out to confront the Confederate ironclad ram CSS Arkansas which had recently left her refuge in the Yazoo River to seek greater safety under the cover of Vicksburg’s shore batteries. In company with the smaller converted riverboat Queen of the WestEssex moved in toward the Southern warship. During the approach of the two Union ships, Confederate shore batteries subjected them to a withering fire. Finally, Essex struck Arkansas a jarring blow but at an oblique angle. As a result, she glanced off the Southern ram and ran aground parallel to her adversary. Porter worked furiously to free his ship and, after much difficulty, managed to retire, with Queen of the West close behind. Thereafter, since Essex had sustained only minor damage, Porter kept her on station patrolling the lower Mississippi River between Vicksburg and Baton Rouge. On 5 August, his ship and Sumter assisted Union Army troops in repelling a Confederate land attack on Baton Rouge. The following morning, he headed north to Vicksburg to confront Arkansas once more. He found his quarry on a bend in the river, close to the shore. In the ensuing bombardment, Porter used an incendiary shell which he himself had invented. After about 20 minutes of shelling, Arkansas erupted into flames and soon blew up. Evidence suggests that the Confederate crew had set their own ship afire to prevent her capture. Be that as it may, Porter’s bold action played no small part in the ram’s destruction. Moreover, Congress recognized the role played by Porter and his ship in June 1864 when they belatedly awarded the Essex crew $25,000 in prize money. Porter’s last real action in the war occurred in September 1862 when Essex conducted a bombardment of Natchez, Mississippi, and duelled the shore batteries at Port Hudson, Louisiana. Later that month, he returned to New Orleans where new orders awaited him. Promoted to the rank of commodore, Porter was assigned to duty at New York. There, he served in various capacities until hospitalized in April 1864. On 1 May 1864, Commodore Porter died of heart disease at St. Luke’s Hospital in New York City, New York. Although he was buried initially at Greenwood Cemetery in New York, he was moved to The Woodlands, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in June and laid to rest beside his famous father, Commodore David Porter. VG. $150


CWCDV1230. Photographic negative by M.B. Brady, published by E. Anthony. William Branford Shubrick (31 October 1790 – 27 May 1874) was an officer in the Navy. His active-duty career extended from 1806 to 1861, including service in the War of 1812 and the Mexican–American War; he was placed on the retired list in the early months of the Civil War. VG. $95


CWCDV1231. D. Appleton & Co., NY. Rear Admiral Charles Stewart Boggs (28 January 1811 – 22 April 1888) served in the United States Navy during the Mexican-American War and the Civil War. In December 1861 Boggs was given command of the gunboat Varuna. The following April, during the Capture of New Orleans, he commanded her with distinction. In the attack of the squadron on the Mississippi forts, April 18–24 … he destroyed six of the Confederate gunboats, but finally lost his own vessel, after driving his antagonist ashore in flames. When he found the Varuna sinking, he ran her ashore, tied her to the trees, and fought his guns until the water was over the guntracks. Varuna was lost in the battle with 184 casualties. Receiving his Captain’s commission in July 1862, during the rest of the Civil War he was commanding officer of the steam sloops Juniata and Sacramento, with the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, the steam cruiser Connecticut in the West Indies, and had special duty at the New York Navy Yard. VG. $125


CWCDV1232. Photographic negative by Brady, published by E&HT Anthony. Rear Admiral Silas Horton Stringham (7 November 1798 – 7 February 1876) was an officer of the United States Navy who saw active service during the War of 1812, the Second Barbary War, and the Mexican–American War, and who commanded the Atlantic Blockading Squadron at the beginning of the Civil War. Born in Middletown, New York, Stringham entered the Navy on 15 November 1809, aged only 11 years old, receiving promotion to the rank of midshipman on 19 June 1810 while serving under Captain John Rodgers in the frigate President. He was present during the Little Belt Affair in May 1811, and during the engagement with HMS Belvidera on 23 June 1812. Having received his commission as a lieutenant on 9 December 1814, he was assigned to the brig Spark, Captain Thomas Gamble, which was part of Stephen Decatur’s squadron in the Barbary Wars, and helped to take an Algerine frigate. In early 1816, while Spark was at Gibraltar, a French brig, attempting to enter the bay in a heavy gale, capsized. Stringham and six seamen in a small boat, pulled over to the brig, and rescued five of the crew. He attempted to return to Spark, but could make no headway, so turned and pulled for the Algerian shore, but was wrecked in the heavy surf, with one of his crew and two of the Frenchmen drowned. In 1819 Stringham was serving aboard the Cyane, conveying black settlers to Liberia. In 1821 Stringham was appointed First Lieutenant of the brig Hornet in the West Indies Squadron, and from 1825 to 1829 served at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. In late 1829 he was appointed First Lieutenant of the Peacock to take part in the search for his former ship Hornet, believed lost. During the search he was transferred to the sloop Falmouth, and sent to Cartagena, finally returning to New York in 1830. Stringham was promoted to commander on 3 March 1831, and for the next five years was engaged on shore duty. In 1836-37 he served in the Mediterranean Squadron commanding the John Adams, then returned to the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Receiving promotion to captain in 1841, he commanded the razee Independence in the Home Squadron in 1843, then returned to the Brooklyn Navy Yard, serving as Commandant in 1845-46. In late 1846 he was placed in command of the ship of the line Ohio, and during the Mexican–American War took part in the bombardment of Vera Cruz as it was besieged by troops under General Winfield Scott. For a short time afterwards he commanded the Brazil Squadron, but in 1851 took charge of the Gosport Navy Yard. Between 1852 and 1855 he commanded the Mediterranean Squadron, his flagship being the frigate Cumberland. He then returned to Gosport, where he remained till 1859. On the outbreak of the Civil War in April 1861, he was appointed Flag officer of the Atlantic Blockading Squadron. In August he was sent with troops under General Benjamin F. Butler, to capture two coastal forts near Cape Hatteras. In the ensuing battle, the fortifications were captured without loss, though not without some difficulty owing to the weather, and the fleet returned to Fort Monroe to general acclaim. However this soon give way to criticism of Stringham for not taking his ships closer in, and continuing to attack along the coast. The fact that his ships drew too much water to enter the shallow coastal waters, and that he had been directly ordered to return immediately, eventually emerged, but apparently too late to soothe his irritation, as the next month, at his own request, he was relieved of his command. As some small compensation on 1 August 1862 he was promoted to the rank of rear admiral on the retired list. Though no longer on active duty, Stringham served as Commandant of the Boston Navy Yard, 1864–66, and as Port admiral of New York in 1870. Rear Admiral Stringham died in Brooklyn, New York,[1] and was buried at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn. Two Navy ships have been named USS Stringham in his honor. G. $150


CWCDV1233. E. Anthony. John Bankhead Magruder (May 1, 1807 – February 18, 1871) was an American and Confederate military officer. A graduate of West Point, Magruder served with distinction during the Mexican–American War (1846-1848) and was a prominent Confederate Army general during the Civil War. As a major general, he received recognition for delaying the advance of McClellan’s Army of the Potomac, during the Peninsula Campaign, as well as recapturing Galveston, Texas the following year. When the Civil War began in 1861, Magruder left the Union Army to accept a commission in the Confederacy. As commander of the Army of the Peninsula, he fortified the Virginia Peninsula and won the Battle of Big Bethel. In the Peninsula Campaign, he stalled McClellan’s Army of the Potomac outside Yorktown, allowing Maj. Gen. Joseph E. Johnston to arrive with reinforcements, organize a retreat, and defend the Confederate capital, Richmond. Magruder was criticized for his leadership in battles at Savage’s Station and Malvern Hill during the Seven Days Campaign. He spent the remainder of the war administering the District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona and the Department of Arkansas; in his tenure, Magruder lifted the naval blockade over Galveston and recaptured the city in 1863. After surrendering the Trans-Mississippi Department in June 1865, Magruder fled to Mexico. He worked in an administrative role under Emperor Maximillian I before returning to the United States in 1867. In 1869, he embarked on a lecture tour, speaking on the Mexican monarchy. Magruder died in Houston in 1871. G. $125


CWCDV1234. No photographer ID. Franklin Buchanan (September 17, 1800 – May 11, 1874) was an officer in the United States Navy who became the only full admiral in the Confederate Navy during the Civil War. He also commanded the ironclad CSS Virginia. During the 45 years he served in the U.S. Navy, Buchanan had extensive and worldwide sea duty. He commanded the sloops of war Vincennes and Germantown during the 1840s and the steam frigate Susquehanna in the Perry Expedition to Japan from 1852-1854. In 1845, at the request of the U.S. Secretary of the Navy, he submitted plans to his superiors proposing a naval school which would lead to the creation of the United States Naval Academy that very year; for his efforts, he was appointed the first Superintendent of the Naval School – its first name – where he served in 1845-1847. This assignment was followed by notable Mexican-American War service in 1847-1848. From 1859–1861, Buchanan was the Commandant of the Washington Navy Yard. With the Civil War upon him, he resigned his commission on April 22, 1861, expecting his home State of Maryland to eventually secede. When that didn’t happen, he tried to recall his resignation, but U.S. Secretary of the Navy, Gideon Welles said he did not want traitors or half-hearted patriots in his navy and refused to reinstate him. Thus in May, 1861 he was out of the U.S. Navy. On September 5, 1861, Franklin Buchanan joined the Confederate Navy and was given a captain’s commission. On February 24, 1862, the Confederate States Secretary of the Navy, Stephen Mallory appointed Buchanan to the office of Confederate Navy James River Squadron Flag Officer and he then selected the newly built ironclad CSS Virginia to be his flag ship. Buchanan was the captain of the CSS Virginia (formerly the USS Merrimack) during the Battle of Hampton Roads in Virginia. He climbed to the top deck of Virginia and began furiously firing toward shore with a carbine as the USS Congress was shelled. He soon was brought down by a sharpshooter’s minie ball to the thigh. He would eventually recover from his leg wound. He never did get to command Virginia against the USS Monitor. But Buchanan had handed the United States Navy the worst defeat it would take until the Attack on Pearl Harbor. In August 1862, Buchanan was promoted to the rank of Full Admiral – the only officer so honored in the Confederate Navy – and was sent to take command of Confederate naval forces stationed at Mobile Bay, Alabama. He oversaw the construction of the ironclad CSS Tennessee whose keel was laid in October, 1862 and was on board her during the Battle of Mobile Bay with Rear Admiral David Glasgow Farragut’s Union fleet on August 5, 1864. Wounded and taken prisoner, Buchanan was not exchanged until February 1865. He was on convalescent leave until the Civil War ended a few months later. G. $125


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


CWCDV1238. Photographic negative by Brady’s National Portrait Gallery, published by E. Anthony. Theodorus Bailey (April 12, 1805 – February 14, 1877) was a United States Navy officer during the Civil War. The outbreak of the Civil War brought Bailey the orders he sought. On 3 June 1861, he put the steam frigate Colorado back in commission at Boston and set sail a fortnight later to join the Gulf Blockading Squadron. Colorado arrived at Key West on 9 July and at Fort Pickens on Santa Rosa Island off Pensacola on the 15th. There, Colorado became flagship of the Gulf Blockading Squadron on 16 July when Flag Officer William Mervine embarked. Bailey patrolled the waters off the Florida Panhandle until mid-November at which time his ship moved to a blockade station off the Mississippi Delta. Though Bailey technically retained command of Colorado until the beginning of May 1862, he was performing other duties in conjunction with the assault on the defenses of New Orleans by April 1862. When the push to take the city went off on 24 April, Bailey commanded one of the gunboat divisions during the fight to pass Forts Jackson and St. Philip. Once that feat had been accomplished, he continued on upriver to demand the city’s surrender on the 25th. Bailey and Lieutenant George Perkins walked to city hall despite armed civilians crowding around them, shouting threats. Mayor John Monroe refused to surrender the city, but as Confederate troops had already evacuated, the Union soon occupied New Orleans. Bailey relinquished command of Colorado officially on 1 May 1862 and returned north with dispatches. Promoted to commodore on 16 July 1862, Bailey commanded the station at Sackett’s Harbor, New York, through the summer of 1862. Heading south again in November 1862, Bailey relieved Acting Rear Admiral James L. Lardner as flag officer commanding the East Gulf Blockading Squadron. He held that post until the summer of 1864 when, after a bout of yellow fever, he was transferred to duty as the commandant at the Portsmouth Navy Yard. About halfway through that assignment, he received his promotion to rear admiral on 25 July 1866. Though placed on the retired list on 10 October 1866, Rear Admiral Bailey served as the commandant at Portsmouth until the latter part of 1867. Rear Admiral Bailey died at Washington, D. C., on 10 February 1877. 2-cent, cancelled tax stamp on verso.  VG. $125


CWCDV1241. Photographic negative from Brady’s National Portrait Gallery, published by E. Anthony. Hiram Paulding (December 11, 1797 – October 20, 1878) was a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy, who served from the War of 1812 until after the Civil War. VG. $125


CWCDV1243. Brady’s National Photographic Portrait Galleries, Washington DC and New York. Joseph Hooker (November 13, 1814 – October 31, 1879) was a career Army officer, achieving the rank of major general in the Union Army during the Civil War. Although he served throughout the war, usually with distinction, Hooker is best remembered for his stunning defeat by Confederate General Robert E. Lee at the Battle of Chancellorsville in 1863. After graduating from the United States Military Academy in 1837, Hooker served in the Seminole Wars and the Mexican–American War, receiving three brevet promotions. Resigning from the Army in 1853, he pursued farming, land development, and (unsuccessfully) politics in California. After the start of the Civil War he returned to the Army as a brigadier general. He distinguished himself as an aggressive combat commander leading a division in the Battle of Williamsburg, May 5, 1862, resulting in his promotion to major general. As a corps commander, he led the initial Union attacks at the Battle of Antietam, in which he was wounded. At the Battle of Fredericksburg, he commanded a “Grand Division” of two corps, and was ordered to conduct numerous futile frontal assaults that caused his men to suffer serious losses. Throughout this period, he conspired against and openly criticized his army commanders. Following the defeat at Fredericksburg, he was given command of the Army of the Potomac. Hooker planned an audacious campaign against Robert E. Lee, but his Army was defeated by the Confederate Army at the Battle of Chancellorsville. Hooker’s subordinate general’s mistakes, and a loss of confidence on his part contributed to a failure to marshal the strength of his larger army against Lee, who boldly divided his army and routed a Union corps with a flank attack led by Stonewall Jackson. Casualties were heavy on both sides (approximately 17,000 of the Union’s 117,000 troops, and 13,000 of the Confederate’s 60,000 troops), and the defeat handed Lee the initiative, which allowed him to travel north to Gettysburg. Lincoln kept Hooker in command, but when General Halleck and Lincoln declined Hooker’s request for troops from Harpers Ferry to reinforce his army while in pursuit of Lee’s advance toward Pennsylvania, Hooker resigned his command. George G. Meade was appointed to the command of the Army of the Potomac on June 28, 1863, three days before Gettysburg, and was allowed to take the troops from Harpers Ferry. Hooker returned to combat in November, leading two corps from the Army of the Potomac to help relieve the besieged Union Army at Chattanooga, Tennessee, and achieving an important victory at the Battle of Lookout Mountain during the Chattanooga Campaign. He continued in the Western Theater under Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman, but departed in protest before the end of the Atlanta Campaign when he was passed up for promotion to command the Army of the Tennessee. Hooker became known as “Fighting Joe” following a journalist’s clerical error reporting from the Battle of Williamsburg; however, the nickname stuck. His personal reputation was as a hard-drinking ladies’ man, and his headquarters were known for parties and gambling, although the historical evidence discounts any heavy drinking by the general himself. Extensive pencilled text on verso. Scrape at top right. G-. $100


CWCDV1244. Photographic negative from Brady’s National Portrait Gallery, published by E. Anthony. David Hunter (July 21, 1802 – February 2, 1886) was a Union general during the Civil War. He 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. Corners clipped. G. $100


CWCDV1245. C.D. Fredricks & Co., NY. George Brinton McClellan (December 3, 1826 – October 29, 1885) was a soldier, civil engineer, railroad executive, and politician. A graduate of West Point, McClellan served with distinction during the Mexican War (1846–1848), and later left the Army to work in railroads until the outbreak of the Civil War (1861–1865). Early in the war, McClellan was appointed to the rank of major general and played an important role in raising a well-trained and organized army, which would become the Army of the Potomac in the Eastern Theater; he served a brief period (November 1861 to March 1862) as general-in-chief of the Union Army. Although McClellan was meticulous in his planning and preparations, these very characteristics hampered his ability to challenge aggressive opponents in a fast-moving battlefield environment. He chronically overestimated the strength of enemy units and was reluctant to apply principles of mass, frequently leaving large portions of his army unengaged at decisive points. McClellan organized and led the Union army in the Peninsula Campaign in southeastern Virginia from March through July 1862. It was the first large-scale offensive in the Eastern Theater. Making an amphibious clockwise turning movement around the Confederate Army in northern Virginia, McClellan’s forces turned west to move up the Virginia Peninsula, between the James and York Rivers landing from the Chesapeake Bay, with the Confederate capital, Richmond, as their objective. Initially, McClellan was somewhat successful against the equally cautious General Joseph E. Johnston, but the military emergence of General Robert E. Lee to command the Army of Northern Virginia turned the subsequent Seven Days Battles into a partial Union defeat. General McClellan failed to maintain the trust of President Abraham Lincoln. He did not trust his commander-in-chief and was privately derisive of him. He was removed from command in November after failing to decisively pursue Lee’s Army following the tactically inconclusive but strategic Union victory at the Battle of Antietam outside Sharpsburg, Maryland, and never received another field command. McClellan went on to become the unsuccessful Democratic Party nominee in the 1864 presidential election against Lincoln’s reelection. The effectiveness of his campaign was damaged when he repudiated his party’s platform, which promised an end to the war and negotiations with the southern Confederacy. He served as the 24th Governor of New Jersey from 1878 to 1881, and eventually became a writer, and vigorously defended his Civil War conduct. Most modern authorities have assessed McClellan as a poor battlefield general. Some historians view him as a highly capable commander whose reputation suffered unfairly at the hands of pro-Lincoln partisans who made him a scapegoat for the Union’s military setbacks. After the war, subsequent commanding general and 18th President Ulysses S. Grant was asked for his opinion of McClellan as a general; he replied, “McClellan is to me one of the mysteries of the war.” VG. $125


CWCDV1258. Brady’s National Photographic Portrait Galleries, New York and Washington DC. Unidentified officer. VG. $85


CWCDV1260. Brady’s National Photographic Portrait Galleries, New York and Washington DC. Officer with sword. I can’t really make out what is written on verso although a few words are clear: “Lt. Charles M??? Back? of ??? Mo?” VG. $125


CWCDV1261. Bogardus, NY. Unidentified 1st Lt. On back is written “7th New Jersey Group?” This is a previous owner’s note. Bottom corners clipped. VG. $85


CWCDV1264. Moore Bros., Springfield, Mass. Unidentified Captain posed before scenic backdrop. VG. $100


CWCDV1265. Victor Piard, Jersey City. Unidentified officer with sword and sash. VG. $85


CWCDV1268. Photographic negative by Brady’s National Photographic Portrait Gallery, published by E. Anthony. Leonidas Polk (April 10, 1806 – June 14, 1864) was a planter in Maury County, Tennessee, and a second cousin of President James K. Polk. He served as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana. He resigned his ecclesiastical position to become a major general in the Confederate army (called “Sewanee’s Fighting Bishop”). His official portrait at the University depicts him dressed as a bishop with his army uniform hanging nearby. 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)”, signifying “killed in action”. Polk was one of the more notable, yet controversial, political generals of the war. Recognizing his indispensable familiarity with the Mississippi Valley, Confederate President Jefferson Davis commissioned his elevation to a high military position regardless of his lack of prior combat experience. He commanded troops in the Battle of Shiloh, the Battle of Perryville, the Battle of Stones River, the Tullahoma Campaign, the Battle of Chickamauga, the Chattanooga Campaign, and the Atlanta Campaign. He is remembered for his bitter disagreements with his immediate superior, the likewise-controversial General Braxton Bragg of the Army of Tennessee, and for his general lack of success in combat. While serving under the command of General Joseph E. Johnston, he was killed in action in 1864 during the Atlanta Campaign. Trimmed as shown. G. $95


CWCDV1270. Pair of CDVs by E&HT Anthony. Sterling “Old Pap” Price (September 14, 1809 – September 29, 1867) was an lawyer, planter, soldier, 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. He unsuccessfully sought military service with Emperor Maximillian there. He ultimately returned to Missouri, where he died in poverty. He was buried in St. Louis.  The second CDV is of Mrs. Sterling Price. G. $150


CWCDV1271. E&HT Anthony. Braxton Bragg (March 22, 1817 – September 27, 1876) was a senior officer of the Confederate States Army who was assigned to duty at Richmond, under direction of the President of the Confederate States of America, Jefferson Davis, and charged with the conduct of military operations of the armies of the Confederate States from February 24, 1864 until January 13, 1865, when he was charged with command and defense of Wilmington, North Carolina. He previously had command of an army in the Western Theater. Bragg, a native of Warrenton, 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 slave 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. Bragg is generally considered among the worst generals of the Civil War. Although his commands often outnumbered those he fought against, most of the battles in which he engaged ended in defeats. The only exception was Chickamauga, which was largely due to the timely arrival of Lieutenant General James Longstreet’s corps. Some historians fault Bragg as a commander for impatience and poor treatment of others. Some however point towards the failures of Bragg’s subordinates, especially Leonidas Polk, a close ally of Davis and known enemy of Bragg, as the more significant factors in the many Confederate defeats at which Bragg commanded. Top corner nicked.G. $100


CWCDV1273. Charles D. Fredricks & Co., NY. Earl Van Dorn (September 17, 1820 – May 7, 1863) was a career Army officer and great-nephew of Andrew Jackson, fighting with distinction during the Mexican–American War and against several tribes of Native Americans. The former military installation Camp Van Dorn is named for him. In the Civil War, he served as a Confederate general, appointed commander of the Trans-Mississippi District. At the Battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas, in March 1862, he was defeated by a smaller Union force, partly because he had abandoned his supply-wagons for the sake of speed, leaving his men under-equipped in cold weather. At the Second Battle of Corinth in October 1862, he was again defeated through a failure of reconnaissance and removed from high command. He then scored two notable successes as a cavalry commander, capturing a large Union supply depot at Holly Springs and an enemy position at the Battle of Thompson’s Station, Tennessee. In May 1863, he was shot dead at his headquarters at Spring Hill by a doctor who claimed that Van Dorn had carried on an affair with his wife. G-. $100


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


CWCDV1277. Photographic negative by Brady’s National Portrait Gallery, published by E&HT Anthony. Benjamin Franklin Butler (November 5, 1818 – January 11, 1893) was a major general of the Union Army, politician, lawyer and businessman from Massachusetts. Born in New Hampshire and raised in Lowell, Massachusetts, Butler is best known as a political major general of the Union Army during the Civil War, and for his leadership role in the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson. He was a colorful and often controversial figure on the national stage and in the Massachusetts political scene, during his one term as Governor. Butler, a successful trial lawyer, served in the Massachusetts legislature as an antiwar Democrat and as an officer in the state militia. Early in the Civil War he joined the Union Army, where he was noted for his lack of military skill, and his controversial command of New Orleans, which brought him wide dislike in the South and the “Beast” epithet. He helped create the legal idea of effectively freeing fugitive slaves by designating them as contraband of war in service of military objectives, which led to a political groundswell in the North which included general emancipation and the end of slavery as official war goals. His commands were marred by financial and logistical dealings across enemy lines, some of which probably took place with his knowledge and to his financial benefit. Butler was dismissed from the Union Army after his failures in the First Battle of Fort Fisher, but soon won election to the US House of Representatives from Massachusetts. As a Radical Republican he opposed President Johnson’s Reconstruction agenda, and was the House’s lead manager in the Johnson impeachment proceedings. As Chairman of the House Committee on Reconstruction, Butler authored the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871 and coauthored the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1875. In Massachusetts, Butler was often at odds with more conservative members of the political establishment over matters of both style and substance. Feuds with Republican politicians led to his being denied several nominations for the governorship between 1858 and 1880. Returning to the Democratic fold, he won the governorship in the 1882 election with Democratic and Greenback Party support. He ran for President on the Greenback ticket in 1884. G. $125


CWCDV1278. Chas. D. Fredricks & Co., NY. Lieut. Gen Winfield Scott at West Point, NY June 10, 1862. G. $75


CWCDV1281. Brady’s National Photographic Portrait Galleries, NY and Washington, DC. Brady, NY, bottom recto. Samuel Peter Heintzelman (September 30, 1805 – May 1, 1880) was a US Army general. He served in the Seminole War, the Mexican-American War, the Yuma War and the Cortina Troubles. During the Civil War he was a prominent figure in the early months of the war rising to the command of a corps. VG. $125


CWCDV1285. Photographic negative by Brady’s National Portrait Gallery, published by E&HT Anthony. Edwin Vose Sumner (January 30, 1797 – March 21, 1863) was a career Army officer who became a Union general and the oldest field commander of any Army Corps on either side during the Civil War. His nicknames “Bull” or “Bull Head” came both from his great booming voice and a legend that a musket ball once bounced off his head. Sumner fought in the Black Hawk War, with distinction in the Mexican–American War, on the Western frontier, and in the Eastern Theater for the first half of the Civil War. He led the II Corps of the Army of the Potomac through the Peninsula Campaign, the Seven Days Battles, and the Maryland Campaign, and the Right Grand Division of the Army during the Battle of Fredericksburg. He died in March 1863 while awaiting transfer. Corners clipped. VG. $125


CWCDV1286. C.W. Thorne, NY. Erasmus Darwin Keyes (May 29, 1810 – October 14, 1895) was a businessman, banker, and military general, noted for leading the IV Corps of the Army of the Potomac during the first half of the Civil War. G. $65


CWCDV1287. E. Anthony, NY. Nathaniel Lyon (July 14, 1818 – August 10, 1861) was the first Union general to be killed in the Civil War and is noted for his actions in the state of Missouri at the beginning of the conflict. He graduated from the Military Academy 11th out of a class of 52 in 1841. He fought in the Second Seminole War and in the Mexican-American War. During the War with Mexico, he received several brevet promotions for gallantry under fire at the battles of Mexico City, Contreras, and Churubusco. He was then sent to posts in California where he participated in the 1850 Bloody Island Massacre against the Pomo Native Americans. He was reassigned to Fort Riley in Kansas, where he began to develop strong support for the Union as a result of the political climate developing in the state. In February 1861, Lyon was made commander of the Union arsenal in St. Louis, Missouri, where tensions grew between the Union soldiers stationed there and the secessionist governor of the state, Claiborne Jackson. When the Civil War broke out, Jackson refused to send volunteers from the state to fight for Abraham Lincoln. Instead, Jackson had the militia muster outside the city to begin training in preparation to join Confederate forces. On May 10, 1861, Lyon and his troops surrounded the pro-Confederate Missouri militia under General D. M. Frost, and forced its surrender. While marching his captured prisoners through St. Louis, citizens began to riot, leading to the Camp Jackson Affair. Lyon ordered his troops to fire into the rioters. On May 17, Lyon was promoted to brigadier general and was given command of Union troops in Missouri. He then led his troops into a series of skirmishes with the Missouri State Guard and Confederate Army. On August 10, 1861 the Union forces were defeated by a combined force of the Missouri Militia and Confederate troops under the command of Benjamin McCulloch and Sterling Price near Springfield, Missouri, at The Battle of Wilson’s Creek. Lyon was killed while trying to rally his outnumbered soldiers. However, Lyon’s efforts prevented the State of Missouri from joining the Confederacy. VG. $125


CWCDV1288. Charles D. Fredricks & Co., NY. John Ellis Wool (February 20, 1784 – November 10, 1869) was an officer in the Army during three consecutive wars: the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War and the Civil War. By the time of the Mexican-American War, he was widely considered one of the most capable officers in the army and a superb organizer. He was one of the four general officers of the United States Army in 1861, and was the one who had the most service. When the war began, Wool, age 77 and a brigadier general for 20 years, commanded the Department of the East. He was the oldest general on either side of the war. G. $85


CWCDV1289. E. Anthony, NY. Ormsby MacKnight (or McKnightMitchel (August 28, 1810, or possibly 1809, – October 30, 1862) was an American astronomer and major general in the Civil War. A multi-talented man, he was also an attorney, surveyor, professor, and publisher. He is notable for publishing the first magazine in the United States devoted to astronomy. Known in the Union Army as “Old Stars,” he is best known for ordering the raid that became famous as the Great Locomotive Chase during the American Civil War. VG. $125


CWCDV1291. O.C. Benjamin, Newark, N.J. Philip Kearny, Jr. (June 1, 1815 – September 1, 1862) was an Army officer, notable for his leadership in the Mexican–American War and Civil War. He was killed in action in the 1862 Battle of Chantilly. VG. $75

 
CWCDV1296. Pair of CDVs of General Halleck and his wife. The Halleck CDV is by D. Appleton & Co., and the Mrs. Halleck CDV is from a photographic negative by Brady, published by E. Anthony. G. $125


CWCDV1299. E. Anthony. Gideon Johnson Pillow (June 8, 1806 – October 8, 1878) was a lawyer, politician, speculator, slaveowner, US Army major general of volunteers during the Mexican-American War and Confederate brigadier general in the Civil War. Before his military career, Pillow practiced law and was active in Democratic Party politics. He was a floor leader in support of the nomination of fellow-Tennessean James K. Polk at the 1844 Democratic National Convention. In 1847, Pillow was commissioned a brigadier general of volunteers to serve in the Mexican-American War, and was later promoted to major general. He performed reasonably well, and was wounded that year at Cerro Gordo and Chapultepec. However, controversy arose when, in a series of letters, Pillow tried to take what was perceived by some as undue credit for American victories at the expense of his commander, Major General Winfield Scott. Pillow was court-martialed for insubordination, but with President Polk’s assistance, the court-martial was reduced to a court of inquiry, which in 1848 exonerated Pillow of any wrongdoing. After the war, Pillow served as a delegate from Alabama the Nashville Convention of 1850, where he supported compromise. He remained active in supporting the Democratic Party. At the start of the Civil War in 1861, Pillow supported secession, and was commissioned a brigadier general in the Confederate Army in July. Pillow received the thanks of the Confederate Congress for driving off the Union force at the Battle of Belmont, Missouri. Pillow controversially failed to exploit a temporary breakthrough of Union lines by his troops which might have allowed the Confederate garrison of Fort Donelson to escape at the Battle of Fort Donelson on February 15, 1862. The next night, before the surrender of the fort, Brigadier General John B. Floyd passed overall command of the fort to Pillow, who in turn passed it to Brigadier General Simon Buckner. Floyd and Pillow managed to personally escape with a few aides before Buckner surrendered the remaining garrison to the Union Army of Brigadier General Ulysses S. Grant. These actions sent his military career and reputation into eclipse. Pillow commanded a brigade at the Battle of Stones River in 1863, where he performed poorly, and was among the few generals in the army to praise the leadership of commanding General Braxton Bragg. Removed from combat duty, he worked mainly in recruiting assignments through the remainder of the war. Bankrupt after the war, Pillow resumed a successful legal career. G. $100


CWCDV1302. Photographic negative by Brady’s National Portrait Gallery, published by E&HT Anthony. Charles Wilkes (April 3, 1798 – February 8, 1877) was a naval officer, ship’s captain, and explorer. He led the United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 and commanded the ship in the Trent Affair during the Civil War, where he attacked a Royal Mail Ship, almost leading to war between the US and the UK. His behavior led to two convictions by court-martial, one stemming from the massacre of almost 80 Fijians on Malolo in 1840. VG. $125


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


CWCDV1315. General McClellan. No backmark. VG. $65


CWCDV1316. General McClellan. No backmark. VG. $65


CWCDV1317. No photographer ID. John Adams Dix (July 24, 1798 – April 21, 1879) was Secretary of the Treasury, Governor of New York and Union major general during the Civil War. He was notable for arresting the pro-Southern Maryland legislature, preventing that divided border state from seceding, and for arranging a system for prisoner exchange via the Dix–Hill Cartel, concluded in partnership with Confederate Major General Daniel Harvey Hill. VG. $75


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


CWCDV1331. Wykes & Brown, Wheeling, West Va. On back is “Col I. J. Scott 101st Reg Calv.” This CDV was in an album with a number of identified CDVs of soldiers from the PA Batty G Light Artillery. G. $50


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


CWCDV1339. B.L.H. Dabbs, Allegheny City, Pa. Mrs. Alexander Hays, wife of General Alexander Hays, KIA at the Wilderness, 1864. VG. $65


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


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


CWCDV1344. Pair of CDVs of Confederate Commissioner John Slidell of Louisiana and his wife, Mathilde Deslonde Slidell. Slidell’s image is from a photographic negative by Brady’s National Portrait Gallery. Both are published by E&HT Anthony. John Slidell (1793 – July 9, 1871) was a politician, lawyer, and businessman. A native of New York, Slidell moved to Louisiana as a young man and became a staunch defender of slavery as a Representative and Senator. He was the older brother of Alexander Slidell Mackenzie, a US naval officer. He was born to merchant John Slidell and née Margery Mackenzie, a Scot. He graduated from Columbia University (then College) in 1810. In 1835, Slidell married Mathilde Deslonde. They had three children, Alfred Slidell, Marie Rosine (later [on 30 Sept. 1872] comtesse [Countess] de St. Roman), and Marguerite Mathilde (later [on 3 Oct. 1864] baronne [Baroness] Frederic Emile d’Erlanger). Slidell was in the mercantile business in New York before he relocated to New Orleans. He practiced law in New Orleans from 1819 to 1843. He was the district attorney in New Orleans from 1829 to 1833. He also served in the state’s House of Representatives from 1837 to 1838. Though he lost an election to the United States House in 1828, he was elected in 1842 and served a term and a half from 1843 to 1845, as a Democrat. He served as minister plenipotentiary to Mexico from 1845-1846. Prior to the Mexican–American War, Slidell was sent to Mexico, by President James Knox Polk, to negotiate an agreement whereby the Rio Grande would be the southern border of Texas. He also was instructed to offer, among other alternatives, a maximum of $25 million for California by Polk and his administration. Slidell warned Polk that the Mexican reluctance to negotiate a peaceful solution might require a show of military force to defend the border by the United States. Under the command of General Zachary Taylor, U.S. troops were sent into the disputed area between the Rio Grande and Nueces Rivers. The Mexican government, in a state of chaos at the time, rejected Slidell’s mission. After Mexican forces repelled a U.S. scouting expedition, the United States declared war on Mexico on May 13, 1846. Slidell was elected to the Senate in 1853 and cast his lot with other pro-Southern congressmen to repeal the Missouri Compromise, acquire Cuba, and admit Kansas as a slave state. In the 1860 campaign Slidell supported Democratic presidential candidate John C. Breckinridge, but remained a pro-Union moderate until Abraham Lincoln’s election resulted in the Southern states seceding. At the Democratic National Convention in Charleston, South Carolina, in April 1860, Slidell plotted with “Fire-Eaters” such as William Lowndes Yancey of Alabama to stymie the nomination of the popular Northern Democratic Senator Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois. With the passage of the Louisiana ordinance of secession, Slidell resigned from the Senate and headed home. In a dramatic farewell address, he threatened the boycott of all northern manufacturing and predicted the dominance of southern ships on the seas. He argued that foreign countries would prevent the Union from blockading southern ports: he promised that the Confederate States would never fire the first shot but if the Union did so, “This will be war,… and we shall meet it with… efficient weapons.” The historian John D. Winters reports that many Confederates “still thought a peaceful solution could be found. Many believed the Yankee incapable of learning to use a gun or of mustering enough courage to fight; the emergency [they mistakenly thought] would soon dissipate.” Slidell soon accepted a diplomatic appointment to represent the Confederacy in France. Slidell was one of the two Confederate diplomats involved in the Trent Affair in November 1861. After he was appointed the Confederate commissioner to France in September, 1861, he ran the blockade from Charleston, South Carolina, with James Murray Mason of Virginia. They then set sail from Havana on the British mail boat steamer RMS Trent but were intercepted by the US Navy while en route and taken into captivity at Fort Warren in Boston. The Northern public erupted with a huge display of triumphalism at this dramatic capture. Even the cool-headed Lincoln was swept along in the celebratory spirit, but when he and his cabinet studied the likely consequences of a war with Britain, their enthusiasm waned. After some careful diplomatic exchanges, they admitted that the capture had been conducted contrary to maritime law and that private citizens could not be classified as “enemy despatches.” Slidell and Mason were released, and war was averted. After the resolution of the Trent Affair, the two diplomats set sail for England on January 1, 1862. From England, Slidell at once went to Paris, where, in February 1862, he paid his first visit to the French minister of foreign affairs. His mission to gain recognition of the Confederate States by France failed, as did his effort to negotiate a commercial agreement for France to get control of Southern cotton if the blockade were broken. In both cases, France refused to move without the co-operation of England. He succeeded in negotiating a loan of $15,000,000 from Emile Erlanger & Co. and in securing the ship “Stonewall” for the Confederate government. Slidell moved to Paris, France, after the Civil War. He died in Cowes, Isle of Wight, England, at age 78. He is interred in the Saint-Roman family private cemetery near Paris. He, Judah P. Benjamin and A. Dudley Mann were among the high-ranking Confederate officials buried abroad. Slidell was a brother of Alexander Slidell Mackenzie, a naval officer who commanded the USS Somers on which a unique event occurred in 1842 off the coast of Africa during the Blockade of Africa. Three crewmen were hanged after being convicted of mutiny at sea. Mackenzie reversed the order of his middle and last names to honor a maternal uncle. Another brother, Thomas Slidell, was chief justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court. He was also the brother-in-law of the American naval Commodore Matthew C. Perry, who was married to Slidell’s sister, Jane. Perry is remembered for opening United States trade with Japan in 1853. The city of Slidell in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, was named in his honor by his son-in-law Baron Frederick Emile d’Erlanger; the village of Slidell, Texas, is also named after him. VG. $125


CWCDV1345. CDV of unidentified soldier. Came with a lot of CDVs from Natchez, MS CDVs. VG. $65


CWCDV1347. N.H. Black, Natchez, Miss. Unidentified soldier. VG. $75


CWCDV1348. N.H. Black, Natchez, Miss. Unidentified 1st Lieut. G. $75


CWCDV1350. Anson, NY. Unidentified Captain. 2-cent cancelled revenue stamp on verso. VG. $95


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


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

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


CWCAB26. Cabinet Card by G.W. Pach, New York of Junius Brutus Wheeler. Enlisted on 7/1/1855 as a 2nd Lieutenant. On 7/1/1855 he was commissioned into US Army 1st Battn Eng (date and method of discharge not given). (Subsequent service in US Army until 09/29/1884). Promotions: * 1st Lieut 7/1/1860 * Capt 3/3/1863 * Major 4/30/1864 by Brevet (Jenkins Ferry, AR) * Lt Colonel 3/13/1865 by Brevet * Colonel 3/13/1865 by Brevet * Major 7/10/1866. Other Information: born in North Carolina, died 7/15/1886 in North Carolina. (Graduate USMA 07/01/1855. Died at age 55 years). He was a professor at the USMA at West Point from Sept. 16, 1871 to Sept. 29, 1884. VG. $75


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


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


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

The following CDVs (CWCDV1361 through CWCDV1381) are from a pocket-sized leather album (3.5″ x 5″) previously owned by Ohio native and 58th Ohio Infantry Colonel William S. Friesner (1838-1918). On the inner front cover is written “Col. Wm. S. Friesner / Civil War Comrades.” Item CWCDV1381 is a CDV of Friesner in uniform along with a pamphlet dated October 25, 1888 in which Friesner is nominated to join the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. The CDVs are  being offered individually. The scans show each image, front, back, and in the album. The CDV of Friesner was not in the album but was loose with the pamphlet.  The soldiers are all from the 58th OH Infantry and are nearly all signed and inscribed to Friesner. Friesner was serving as a guard of prisoners of war aboard the Sultana on April 27, 1865 when three of her four boilers exploded and she sank near Memphis. He survived the disaster and went on to testify in the trial of Captain Frederic Speed. The sinking of the Sultana was one of the worst naval disasters in US history. Designed to carry 376 people, the ship was grossly overloaded, carrying 2137. Well over 1000 persons died in the disaster.


CWCDV1361. No photographer ID. Written on verso: “Lt. Col. Peter Dister. Killed at Chickasaw Bayou, Miss. while gallantly leading the charge on the enemy’s works Dec. 19 1862 in command of the 58th Reg. O.V. Inft. Dayton, O.” Residence was not listed; 33 years old. Enlisted on 4/16/1861 as a Captain. On 4/29/1861 he was commissioned into “B” Co. OH 1st Infantry. He was Mustered Out on 8/16/1861 at Dayton, OH. On 12/2/1861 he was commissioned into Field & Staff OH 58th Infantry. He was Killed on 12/29/1862 at Chickasaw Bayou, MS. Promotions: * Major 12/2/1861 (As of 58th OH Infantry) * Lt Colonel 10/2/1862. Other Information: Buried: Calvary Cemetery, Kettering, OH. G. $250


CWCDV1362. John A. Scholten, St. Louis, MO. Ephraim Cutler Dawes. Residence Cincinnati OH; 21 years old. Enlisted on 9/26/1861 at Cincinnati, OH as a 1st Lieutenant. On 9/26/1861 he was commissioned into Field & Staff OH 53rd Infantry. He was discharged for wounds on 10/25/1864 at Cincinnati, OH (Discharged from Grant Hospital). He was listed as:  Wounded 5/17/1864 Dallas, GA (Severely wounded in lower jaw). Hospitalized 6/3/1864 Lookout Mountain, TN (Officers’ Hospital). Hospitalized 9/10/1864 Cincinnati, OH (Grant Hospital). Promotions: * 1st Lieut 9/26/1861 (1st Lieut & Adjutant) * Major 11/1/1862. Other Information: born 5/27/1840 in Constitution, OH died 4/23/1895 in Cincinnati, OH Buried: Constitution, OH. Three-cent tax stamp on verso. VG. $150


CWCDV1363. No photographer ID. Col. Valentine Bausenwein (1829-1906). Served as a commander  of the 58th O.V.I. Residence was not listed; 32 years old. Enlisted on 9/21/1861 as a Major. On 10/2/1861 he mustered into Field & Staff OH 58th Infantry.  He was discharged on 8/11/1862 Promotions: * Colonel 10/1/1861. G-. $85


CWCDV1373. Washington Gallery, Vicksburg, Miss. Unidentified soldier from the 58th Ohio Infantry album. VG. $75


CWCDV1374. E.E. Miller, Columbus, Ohio. L.M. Baker, Operator. Written on verso “Capt. S.M. Morrison Co. I 58th Regt O.V.I. Tarlton, O.” Samuel M. Morrision. Residence Circleville OH; Enlisted on 10/7/1861 as a Captain. On 12/13/1861 he was commissioned into “I” Co. OH 58th Infantry. He died of disease on 8/31/1864 at Circleville, OH. Promotions: * Major 1/1/1864 (Not Mustered). Other Information: Buried: Circleville, Pickaway County, OH. G. $125


CWCDV1377. No photographer ID. Written on verso “1st Lieut. Christopher Kinser Co. H. 58th Reg. O.V.I. afterwards Captain of same Company. Killed on the skirmish line at Chickasaw Bayou, Dec. 27, 1862. (Photograph taken from an ambrotype taken at Lancaster O. while his company was Co. H 61st O.V.I. and was in Camp of instruction (Camp Ledhill).” Christopher C. Kinser. Residence was not listed; 44 years old. Enlisted on 10/5/1861 as a 1st Lieutenant. On 11/28/1861 he was commissioned into “H” Co. OH 58th Infantry.  He was Killed on 12/29/1862 at Chickasaw Bayou, MS. Promotions: * Capt 10/2/1862. Other Information: Buried: Shiloh National Cemetery, Pittsburg Landing, TN. G. $250


CWCDV1386. L.D. Judkins, Haverhill, Mass. Unidentified soldier from a MA 17th Infantry album. G. $65


CWCDV1387. C. Seaver, Jr., Boston. Joseph R. Simonds. Residence Melrose MA; a 43 year-old Bookbinder. Enlisted on 7/22/1861 as a Captain. On 8/21/1861 he was commissioned into “K” Co. MA 17th Infantry.  He was Mustered Out on 8/3/1864 at Boston, MA. VG. $125


CWCDV1388. L.D. Judkins, Haverhill, Mass. Enoch F. Tompkins. Residence Haverhill MA; a 30 year-old Shoe Manufacturer. Enlisted on 7/22/1861 as a 1st Lieutenant. On 8/21/1861 he was commissioned into “F” Co. MA 17th Infantry.  He was Mustered Out on 8/3/1864 at Boston, MA. On 4/22/1865 he was commissioned into “H” Co. MA 17th Infantry.  He was Mustered Out on 7/11/1865 at Greensboro, NC. Promotions: * Capt 12/19/1861. Intra Regimental Company Transfers: * from company F to company B. Other Information: born 11/4/1830 in Haverill, MA. VG. $125


CWCDV1390. Stayner & Smith, Newbern, N.C. John Mullaley, MA 17th Infantry.  Comparison image from Regimental History. G. $95


CWCDV1395. Wyman, Boston. Horace Dexter. Residence Cambridge MA; 35 years old. Enlisted on 7/22/1861 as a Qtr Master Serg. On 7/22/1861 he mustered into Field & Staff MA 17th Infantry.  He was Mustered Out on 8/3/1864 at Boston, MA. On 1/19/1865 he was commissioned into Field & Staff MA 17th Infantry.  He was Mustered Out on 7/11/1865 at Greensboro, NC. Promotions: * 2nd Lieut 2/9/1862 * 1st Lieut 1/1/1863 (1st Lieut & Qtr. Master) * Quartermaster 2/1/1865 * Capt 6/16/1865 (Not Mustered). Other Information: Member of GAR Post # 40 (George A. Custer) in Chicago, IL, died 5/15/1900. Comparison image from Regimental History. G. $125


CWCDV1396. No photographer ID. Unidentified soldier from a MA 17th Infantry album. VG. $75


CWCDV1397. No photographer ID. Daniel L. Getchell. Residence Haverhill MA; a 24 year-old Shoemaker. Enlisted on 4/26/1861 as a 1st Sergeant. On 7/22/1861 he mustered into “F” Co. MA 17th Infantry.  He was Mustered Out on 7/21/1864 (As of Co. E). Promotions: * 2nd Lieut 12/24/1862. Other Information: born in 1837 in Haverhill, MA. Member of GAR Post # 114 (Colonel C. R. Mudge) in Merrimac, MA. Member of GAR Post # 122 (E. P. Wallace) in Amesbury, MA. Held GAR Offices: * Post Commander # 114. After the War he lived in Haverhill, MA. Comparison image from Regimental History. G. $125


CWCDV1398. No photographer ID. Unidentified soldier from a MA 17th Infantry album. VG. $75


CWCDV1399. No photographer ID. Unidentified soldier from a MA 17th Infantry album. Same man as CWCDV1401. G. $75


CWCDV1400. No photographer ID. Michael C. McNamara. Residence Haverhill MA; a 30 year-old Shoemaker. Enlisted on 7/22/1861 as a Captain. On 8/21/1861 he was commissioned into “E” Co. MA 17th Infantry.  He was Mustered Out on 7/21/1864.  Comparison image from Regimental History. G. $125


CWCDV1401. No photographer ID. Unidentified soldier from a MA 17th Infantry album. Same individual as CWCDV1399. VG. $75


CWCDV1421. Cross, Ft. Richardson, Va. Unidentified soldier with curious tie. VG. $85


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


CWCDV1423. J.E. McClees, Philadelphia. Unidentified Navy man. VG. $125


CWCDV1424. Hallett, Bowery, NY. Unidentified Navy man. VG. $125


CWCDV1426. S. Byerly, Sunbury, Pa. James Downs. Residence Perry County PA; Enlisted on 8/31/1861 as a Private. On 8/31/1861 he mustered into “D” Co. PA 47th Infantry. He was Mustered Out on 12/25/1865 at Charleston, SC. He was listed as: * POW 4/9/1864 Sabine Cross Roads, LA * Returned 7/22/1864 (place not stated). Promotions: * Corpl 7/5/1865. Other Information: born in 1837; died in 1921. Buried: Brookville, PA. G. $150


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


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


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


CWCDV1472. J. Morgan, Concord N.H. Unidentified Veterans Reserve Corps soldier. E. $150


CWCDV1487. Winslow & Slocum, Military Photographers, Fort Schuyler, Davids Island, Willetts Point, &c., New York of unidentified officer. Appears to be a lieutenant in the 10th VRC. VG. $150


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


CWCDV1519. Photographic negative from Brady’s National Portrait Gallery, published by E. Anthony. Fitz John Porter (August 31, 1822 – May 21, 1901) was a career Army officer and a Union general during the Civil War. He is known for his performance at Second Bull Run and his subsequent court martial. Although Porter served well in the early battles of the Civil War, his military career was ruined by the controversial trial, which was called by his political rivals. After the war, he worked for almost 25 years to restore his tarnished reputation and was finally restored to the army’s roll. Label for Rigby & Stearns, Druggists, Detroit. on verso. VG. $275


CWCDV1520. T. Lilienthal, New Orleans, Louisiana. Gordon Granger (November 6, 1821 – January 10, 1876) was a career Army officer and a Union general during the Civil War. He distinguished himself at the Battle of Chickamauga. Great backmark showing Lilienthal’s studio. G. $250


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


CWCDV1527. No photographer ID. There is a name in faded pencil beneath image bottom recto. Looks like “Averill.” Curious backdrop. G. $85


CWCDV1529. No photographer ID. Tinted CDV identified on verso as “Samuel H. Johnson, Hospital Steward, 27th PA Inf. 1861-64. VG. $275


CWCDV1534. Jno. Holyland, Washington, DC. Unidentified soldier. VG. $85


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


CWCDV1549. Geo. C. Gilchrest, Lowell, Mass. Unidentified infantry soldier in fine long coat. VG. $75


CWCDV1551. Photographic negative by Brady’s National Portrait Gallery, published by E. Anthony. Prince Robert Philippe Louis Eugène Ferdinand of Orléans, Duke of Chartres (November 9, 1840 – December 5, 1910) was the son of Prince Ferdinand Philippe, Duke of Orléans, and thus grandson of King Louis-Philippe of France. He fought for the Union in the Civil War. With the outbreak of the Civil War in April 1861, Chartres and his brother, Prince Philippe, Count of Paris, traveled to the United States to support the Union cause. On September 24, 1861, Chartres was commissioned a captain in the United States Army. He served as an assistant adjutant general on the staff of the commander of the Army of the Potomac, Major General George B. McClellan. He served in the Battle of Gaines’s Mill on June 27, 1862 and resigned from the Union Army on July 15, 1862. He then fought for France in the 1870 Franco-Prussian War. In 1863 he married his cousin Princess Françoise of Orléans, the daughter of François, Prince of Joinville. In 1886, he was exiled from France. The fine Anthony backmark is overprinted with an ad for C.W. Field & Son. VG. $125


CWCDV1553. CDV by C.D. Fredricks & Co., N.Y. Nathaniel Prentice (or Prentiss) Banks (January 30, 1816 – September 1, 1894), politician from Massachusetts and general during the Civil War. A millworker by background, Banks was prominent in local debating societies, and his oratorical skills were noted by the Democratic Party. However, his abolitionist views fitted him better for the nascent Republican Party, through which he became Speaker of the United States House of Representatives and Governor of Massachusetts in the 1850s. Always a political chameleon (for which he was criticized by contemporaries), Banks was the first professional politician (with no outside business or other interests) to serve as Massachusetts Governor. At the outbreak of the Civil War, President Lincoln appointed Banks as one of the first ‘political’ major generals, over the heads of West Point regulars, who initially resented him, but came to acknowledge his influence on the administration of the war. After suffering a series of inglorious setbacks in the Shenandoah River Valley at the hands of Stonewall Jackson, Banks replaced Benjamin Butler at New Orleans as commander of the Department of the Gulf, charged with administration of Louisiana and gaining control of the Mississippi River. But he failed to reinforce Grant at Vicksburg, and badly handled the Siege of Port Hudson, taking its surrender only after Vicksburg had fallen. He then launched the Red River Campaign, a failed attempt to occupy eastern Texas that prompted his recall. Banks was regularly criticized for the failures of his campaigns, notably in tactically important tasks including reconnaissance. Banks was also instrumental in early reconstruction efforts in Louisiana, intended by Lincoln as a model for later such activities. After the war, Banks returned to the Massachusetts political scene, serving in Congress, where he supported Manifest Destiny, influenced the Alaska Purchase legislation, and supported women’s suffrage. In his later years he adopted more liberal progressive causes, and served as a United States marshal for Massachusetts before suffering a decline in his mental faculties. VG. $125


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


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


CWCDV1558. No photographer ID. Unidentified image of Civil War Naval Officer. E. $65


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


CWCDV1575. Giles Bishop, New London, Conn. Unidentified soldier. G. $75


CWCDV1576. Metropolitan Gallery, Nashville, Tenn. Unidentified corporal with older seated gentleman, possibly his father. G. $125


CWCDV1578. Wm. H. Curry, Wilmington, Del. On verso is written “Evan P. Dixon.” Also “2nd Lt. Co. H 1st PA Rifles, Bucktails, 13th Pa.” Civil War database has him as serving in Co. H. PA 42nd Inf. 2-cent cancelled tax stamp on verso. G. $125


CWCDV1579. Brady’s National Photographic Portrait Galleries, Washington. Unidentified officer. On back it looks like “Little, Boston” is written. VG. $100


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


CWCDV1581. E&HT Anthony. General US Grant. 2-cent tax stamp on verso. VG. $250


OCDV123. No photographer ID. Advertising CDV with image of General Grant, for O.H. Perry, Men’s and Boys’ Clothing, Hats, Caps and Gent’s Furnishing Goods, Fitchburg, Mass. One Price Only. No Deviation. VG. $150

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