This page also includes Civil War Daguerreotypes and Ambrotypes!
Plus a Few Postwar Images.

  
CWTT18.
Sixth-plate Tintype of a standing Civil War soldier with rifle with bayonet. He is posed before a scenic backdrop. Gold highlights. Housed in a half leather case. G. $250

  
CWAMB1.
Sixth-plate ambrotype of a standing Civil War soldier with rifle with bayonet. Housed in a full split leather case. G. $175


CWTT26. Tinted Tintype, 4″ x 2.5″ of a Zouave. VG. $175

Civil War Soldier with Rifle Tintype  Civil War Soldier with Rifle Tintype  Civil War Soldier with Rifle Tintype  Civil War Soldier with Rifle Tintype
CWTT46. Octogonal sixth-plate tintype of Civil War soldier with rifle. Gold tinting. Housed in a thermoplastic case (Berg 3-205, Geometric) by A.P. Critchlow & Co. G. $750

Half-Plate Thermoplastic Case with Civil War Soldier Tintype  Half-Plate Thermoplastic Case with Civil War Soldier Tintype  Half-Plate Thermoplastic Case with Civil War Soldier Tintype  Half-Plate Thermoplastic Case with Civil War Soldier Tintype
Case80. Half-plate thermoplastic case (Berg 1-12, American Country Life 2) by A.P. Critchlow & Co. with tintype of Civil War soldier with rifle posed before campsite backdrop. Inside of case behind image has some brown staining. Image has some stain at top right as shown. Case is good with few nicks and some play at hinges. G. $600

Quarter-Plate Thermoplastic Case with Civil War Soldier Tintype  Quarter-Plate Thermoplastic Case with Civil War Soldier Tintype  Quarter-Plate Thermoplastic Case with Civil War Soldier Tintype  Quarter-Plate Thermoplastic Case with Civil War Soldier Tintype
Case82. Quarter-plate thermoplastic case (Berg 3-19, Geometric) by Littlefield, Parsons & Co. with tintype of Civil War cavalry soldier with rifle. There is a “9” and a “II” on his hat. Case is good with one chipped corner and a chip on the side. G. $500

Quarter-Plate Thermoplastic Case with Civil War Soldier Tintype  Quarter-Plate Thermoplastic Case with Civil War Soldier Tintype  Quarter-Plate Thermoplastic Case with Civil War Soldier Tintype  Quarter-Plate Thermoplastic Case with Civil War Soldier Tintype
Case84. Quarter-plate thermoplastic case (Berg 1-37, Roger deCoverly and the Gypsies Fortune 1) by A.P. Critchlow & Co. with Civil War soldier tintype with rifle posed before studio backdrop. Case in very good condition with sharp corners. VG. $550

Quarter-Plate Thermoplastic Case with Civil War soldier Tintype  Quarter-Plate Thermoplastic Case with Civil War soldier Tintype  Quarter-Plate Thermoplastic Case with Civil War soldier Tintype  Quarter-Plate Thermoplastic Case with Civil War soldier Tintype
Case86. Quarter-plate thermoplastic case (Berg 3-43, Geometric) by S. Peck & Co., with tintype of Civil War soldier seated before scenic backdrop, holding sword. Velvet on case is worn and has been shedding. Case has one corner chip and few other small nicks. G. $700

GAR Tintype
Postwartt3. Image measures 5″ x 7″ and shows a GAR gathering of Civil War veterans. VG. $150

GAR Tintype
Postwartt4. Image measures 5″ x 7″ and shows a GAR gathering of Civil War veterans. VG. $150

Confederate Civil War Soldier Tintype cwtt54a
CWTT54. Sixth-plate tinted tintype of Confederate Civil War Soldier with pistol and knife. His kepi has an oilcloth cover and is in his lap. He sports big shoulder scales a la Federal dress uniforms which was often worn by Confederates. General opinion is that he is likely from Georgia, possibly North Carolina. This image was obtained from an estate of a family that lived in NC along with another identified Confederate North Carolina soldier and a silhouette of Governor Turner of NC who was governor in the early 1800’s. Housed in a full, split leather case. VG. $1250

cwtt64 cwtt64a cwtt64b
CWTT64. Quarter-plate tintype of Civil War soldier or possibly civilian, posed before fine scenic backdrop with American flag, housed in a collectible thermoplastic case (Berg 1-39, The Dance) in very good condition. If not a soldier, this man could be any one of the various civilians that were present with soldiers such as a sutler, a teamster, etc. G. $500

Civil War Artillery Sergeant Tintype cwtt77a
CWTT77. Quarter-plate tintype of Civil War Artillery Sergeant with sword posed before scenic backdrop in Union Case (Berg 1-22 Capture of Major Andre). G. $350

Civil War Soldier TIntype Civil War Soldier TIntype cwtt80b cwtt80
CWTT80. Quarter-plate tintype of Civil War soldier with rifle with bayonet posed before scenic camp backdrop. Housed in a Littlefield, Parsons & Co. thermoplastic case (Berg 1-36, Lady with Falcon). Case has some chips, clasps and hinges are fine. Image is VG. $500

Civil War Soldier Ambrotype cwamb18a cwamb18
CWAMB18. Quarter-plate tinted ambrotype of Civil War soldier. Housed in a thermoplastic case by Scovill Mf’g Co. (Berg 1-18, Crossed Cannon). Case has one nick o/w G. Image is VG. $500

John Gassler Civil War Soldier John Gassler Civil War Soldier
CWAMB19. Sixth-plate tinted ambrotype of John Gassler, Private, NY 8th Infantry. Enlisted on 4/23/1861 at NYC; mustered into “C” Co., NY 8th Infantry. MO on 4/23/1863 at Brooks’ Station, Va. His name is scratched into image and he is wearing his pack. He lived at 55 TenEyck St., Brooklyn, NY. He was a cabinet maker born in Germany. He died on April 11, 1912 at age 77. The 8th (the 1st German Rifles) was recruited in New York City, there mustered into the U.S. service on April 23, 1861, for two years, and left for Washington on May 27. At Miller’s farm the troops encamped and on July 10 were ordered to move toward Manassas as part of the 2nd brigade, 4th division of the Army of the Potomac. During the Battle of Bull Run the 8th was held in reserve and assisted in covering the retreat. The following winter it was quartered at Roach’s mills and Hunter’s Chapel, Va.; moved to Winchester in March, 1862, and in May joined Gen. Fremont at Petersburg, WV. It participated in the pursuit of Gen. Jackson in the Shenandoah Valley, and as part of Blenker’s division fought at the battles of Cross Keys and New Market. In the battle of Cross Keys its killed, wounded and missing numbered 220 out of a total of 550 engaged. At Middletown, the 8th was assigned to the 1st brigade, 1st division, 1st corps, Army of Virginia, under Gen. Pope, and with that army took part in the battles of Sulphur Springs and the second Bull Run. In September, it became a part of the 11th corps and reached Fredericksburg immediately after the battle; camped during the winter at Stafford Court House and Brooks’ Station, and was mustered out of the service at the latter place on April 23, 1863.  Housed in a full leather case. With his service papers, death certificate, pension papers, etc. VG. $1600

Civil War Sergeant Ambrotype Civil War Sergeant Ambrotype cwamb20a
CWAMB20. Quarter-plate ambrotype of Civil War sergeant with rifle and bayonet before camp scene backdrop housed in a Union case (Berg 1-34, Harvest Motif) with two chipped corners. It is odd to see a solider posed in a studio with both a classical pillar and a camp backdrop in the same image. G. $350


CWTT88. Eighth-plate tintype of Civil War soldier with rifle with bayonet. Housed in glass, mat, and preserver, no case. VG. $125


CWamb24. Ninth-plate Civil War era Confederate dead letter ambrotype. This ambrotype was mailed in an envelope to Mrs. M. J. Butler, Clarksville, Tenn. and went unclaimed. 40 cents postage was paid on the mailing. The address was cut from the envelope and pasted to the cover of the case so that it could possibly be claimed. It went unclaimed and ended up at a dead letter auction some long time ago. VG. $125


CWamb25. Ninth-plate ruby ambrotype of soldier prominently displaying his weapon. Housed in a full thermoplastic geometric case by Holmes, Booth & Hayden. G. $200

The following lots are Abbott Tintypes issued early in the war. Many are Civil War soldiers, some are other celebrities and politicians of the day.


Abbott1. Gen. Louis Blenker. $150

  
Abbott2. Louis Napoleon. $75

  
Abbott3. Daniel Webster. $250

 
Abbott4. Bishop Simson, of the M.E. Church. $75

 
Abbott5. Prince Napoleon. $75


Abbott6. Gov. Andrew of Mass. $95

 
Abbott7. Commodore Dupont, U.S. Navy. $135

 
Abbott8. Lieut.-General Winfield Scott, Faithful to the Last. $150

 
Abbott9. General Tyler of Conn. $150

 
Abbott10. Commodore Porter, U.S. Navy. $175

 
Abbott11. Parson Brownlow of Tenn. $85

 
Abbott12. Geo. D. Prentice, Editor, Louisville Journal. $125

 
Abbott13. Hon. Galusha A. Grow, of Penn. $125

 
Abbott14. Benjamin Franklin. $135

  
Abbott15. Most Reverend John Hughes, Archbishop of New York. $75


Abbott16. Gen. T.W. Sherman. $150

 
Abbott17. Abraham Lincoln. $1200

 
Abbott18. Col. Bendix. $150

 
Abbott19. Maj. General N.P. Banks. $150

 
Abbott20. Washington, the father of his Country. $150

  
Abbott21. Hon. Montgomery Blair, Postmaster General. $200

 
Abbott22. Hon. S.P. Chase, Sec’y of Treasury. $250

 
Abbott23. General Walbridge. $125

 
Abbott24. Russell, Special Correspondent of the London Times. $150

  
Abbott25. Colonel E.D. Baker, Slain gallantly fighting for his Country, Oct. 21, 1861. $250

 
Abbott27. Hon. Edward Bates, Attorney General. $200

 
Abbott28. Hon. Caleb B. Smith, Sec’y of the Interior. $200

 
Abbott29. Hon. Simon Cameron, Sec’y of War. $250

 
Abbott30. Wm. H. Seward, Sec’y of State. $300

 
Abbott31. The Princess Clotilde. $75

 
Abbott32. General Hentzelman. $125

 
Abbott33. Commodore Dupont, U.S. Navy. $150

 
Abbott34. Leslie Coombs, of Ky. $150

 
Abbott35. Gen’l A. Duryea. $150

 
Abbott36. Gen’l A. Duryea. $150

 
Abbott37. Charles Sumner. $250

 
Abbott39. General Mansfield. $125

 
Abbott40. Colonel Robert Anderson, the Hero of Fort Sumter. $250

 
Abbott41. Gen’l Lander. $175

 
Abbott42. Brig.-General Nathaniel Lyon, Slain in defense of his Country, Aug. 10, 1861. $200

 
Abbott43. Col. Cameron, N.Y. Highlanders. $150

 
Abbott44. Maj. General N.P. Banks. $150

 
Abbott45. Lieut.-General Winfield Scott, Faithful to the Last. $100

 
Abbott46. General Franz Sigel. $100

 
Abbott47. Gen. Louis Blenker. $125

 
Abbott48. Commodore Stringham, U.S. Navy. $135

 
Abbott49. Colonel Billy Wilson. $150

 
Abbott50. Colonel Max Weber. $150

 
Abbott51. Brig. General McCooke, of Ky. $200

 
Abbott52. Hon. Gideon Wells, Sec’y of Navy. $250

 
Abbott53. Col. Vosburg. $165

 
Abbott54. Gen. Rosecranz. $150

 
Abbott55. General Lee, of Confederate Army. $350

 
Abbott56. Hon. John J. Crittenden. $150

 
Abbott57. Gen. Prentiss. $150

 
Abbott58. Captain James H. Ward, Fell in the Service of his Country, June 27, 1861. $150

 
Abbott59. Hon. Joseph Holt, of Ky. $150

 
Abbott60. Miss Harriet Lane. $135

 
Abbott61. General Walbridge. $125

 
Abbott62. Commodore Porter, U.S. Navy. $175

 
Abbott63. General Huger, of Confederate Army. $200

 
Abbott64. Hon. John Slidell, The Captured Confederate Commissioner. $275

 
Abbott65. General Hunter. $175

 
Abbott66. Brig. Gen. Wm. S. Harney. $165

 
Abbott67. Gov. Sprague, of Rhode Island. $150

 
Abbott68. Col. Elmer E. Ellsworth, Assassinated at Alexandria, May 24, 1861. $225

 
Abbott69. General Beauregard. $200

 
Abbott70. Hon. James M. Mason, The Captured Confederate Commissioner. $275

 
Abbott71. Marshall Kane. $165

 
Abbott72. General Johnson, of Confederate Army. $200

 
Abbott73. Lieut. John T. Greble, Fell in his Country’s service, June 10, 1861. $200

 
Abbott74. Hon. Simon Cameron, Sec’y of War. $200

 
Abbott75. John C. Calhoun. $200

 
Abbott76. General Hentzelman. $150

 
Abbott77. Lieut. John T. Greble, Fell in his Country’s service, June 10, 1861. $200

 
Abbott78. General Tyler, of Conn. $150

 
Abbott79. Col. Slocum, of Rhode Island, Who fell at the Battle of Bull Run. $200

 
Abbott80. General Sickles. $150

 
Abbott81. General Wool. $150

 
Abbott82. Maj. General Benj. F. Butler, of Massachusetts. $125

 
Abbott83. Lieut.-General Winfield Scott, Faithful to the Last. $150

 
Abbott84. Maj. General McDowell. $150

 
Abbott85. Hon. John J. Crittenden. $150

 
Abbott86. Gen. Magruder. $150

 
Abbott87. Maj. General Patterson. $150


CWamb26. Confederate S.M. Rogers, Private. Dead Letter ninth-plate tinted ambrotype addressed to Enterprise Mississippi. Housed in full, split leather case. G. $850


CWTT90. Two Union soldiers from NY, standing with the flag in this sixth-plate tintype. Housed in a geometric thermoplastic case. G+ $1200


CWTT91. Sixth-plate tinted tintype of unidentified officer. Housed in a mat, glass and preserver, no case. VG. $125


CWTT92. CDV-sized tintype of an unidentified Captain. VG. $75


CWAMB27. Ninth-plate tinted ruby ambrotype of an unidentified cavalryman. Housed in a half-leather case. VG. $75