Confederate General Fitzhugh Lee CDV & War-Date Endorsement Signed

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Civil War Confederate Major General Fitzhugh Lee CDV & War-Date Endorsement Signed. Fitz Lee was one of the most popular Confederate Generals during the war. His post-war signed items are quite plentiful, with him usually signing those items “Fitzhugh Lee”. War-Date items such as this are very scarce. During the war, Lee’s signed military documents with the shorter “Fitz Lee”.  Included in this lot are:

– Carte de visite photograph, half length pose of Lee in the uniform of a Confederate General. Backstamp by Anthony, New York.

– Scarce War-date A.E.S. cut from a document, 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, in full:”Hdqtrs Lees Cav Div / June 27 1864 / Respect forwarded with recommendation that election be confirmed / Fitz Lee / Maj Gen Comdg”.

This item was professionally framed to a size of 13″ x 11″. It is double matted, with conservation glass, and photo corners, NOT tape were used to secure the items in place.

 

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General Adelbert Ames Signed Cabinet Card

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Here is a beautiful signed Cabinet Card of General Adelbert Ames, former commander of the 20th Maine and Medal of Honor Recipient. He signs boldy with all ranks. Studio is Marion out of Lowell, MA. There is some surface wear, light soiling and scattered toning.  Overall fine. Measurements of this beautiful item are 10 ½ X 12 3/4 . Perfect wall hanger.

All comes professional custom matted and framed using only the best archival materials and high quality mahogany wood. Encased under UV protected glass, etc.

Adelbert Ames (October 31, 1835 – April 13, 1933) was an American sailor, soldier, and politician. He served with distinction as a Union Army general during the American Civil War. As a Radical Republican, he was military governor, Senator and civilian governor in Reconstruction-era Mississippi. In 1898 he served as a United States Army general during the Spanish–American Warames3

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General George H. Thomas CDV

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Thomas, George Henry (1816-1870), vignette from a Brady negative, trimmed at the upper corners and lower margin. No backmark. 

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Union 1st Lieutenant James Byrne Carte de Visite Signed

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Here is a wonderful CDV beautifully written: “Respectfully / Yours &c Byrne.” Measuring 2.5″ x 4″ it features a waist-up view of the young Union officer.  The reverse bears the photographer’s imprint-E. E. Henry of Leavenworth, Kansas. Overall very clean with identification notations on the reverse. Quite rare, the first I have seen. A nice crisp image with bold handwriting, perfect for your collection.

Byrne, a native of Ireland, was possibly the youngest general in the U.S. Army during the Civil War. As a member of Maj. Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks‘s Army of the Gulf, he saw extensive action in Louisiana during the Red River campaign of 1864. Byrne was brevetted to brigadier general for gallantry at the battles of Pleasant Hill and Campti and to major general for his conduct at the battles of Moore’s Plantation (May 5–6, 1864) and Yellow Bayou (May 18, 1864), both brevets being issued on March 13, 1865.

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General Abram Duryee CDV

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Abram Duryee (1815-1890), vignette by Gurney & Son, New York.

About: Abram Duryée (April 29, 1815 – September 27, 1890) was a Union Army general during theAmerican Civil War, the commander of one of the most famous Zouave regiments, the 5th New York Volunteer Infantry. After the war he was New York City Police Commissioner.-wikipedia

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Capt. Charles W. Lowell, 80th USCT Infantry Signed CDV

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Sitting view in Uniform of Capt. Charles W. Lowell, Co. B, 80th USCT Infantry Signed CDV. Carte signed in ink on verso with rank. Trimmed upper corners.

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General George B. McClellan CDV by Brady

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McClellan, George B. (1826-1885), full-length pose by Mathew Brady, copyright 1862. 

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Private John A. Montelius CDV

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Here is a CDV chest up view of Private John A. Montelius of Company G of Stewarts PA Infantry. Scattered staining and toning. Clipped top edges. Backmark reads John F. Nice out of Lewisburg, PA.

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Civil War CDV Standing Boy in Uniform


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Full length view CDV of an intense looking boy in uniform holding his kepi. Nice image. There are some notations on verso. 

 

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Stereoview Photograph of the dead at Antietam-Gardner 1862

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Taken from a well-known Alexander Gardner photograph, this stereoview, measuring 6.75″ x 3.25″, shows the corpses of three men, all of whom are Confederate soldiers, lying before a fence. Number 566 of the series “Photographic Incidents of the War.” The images show spots of foxing; the corners of the mount are rubbed.

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General Henry W. Halleck CDV

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Featured here is a 2.25 x 4 carte-de-visite photo of Union General Henry Halleck. Backmark: E. & H.T. Anthony, New York, made from a photographic negative in Brady’s National Portrait Gallery. There is scattered soiling and surface loss to edges, otherwise overall fine condition.

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Union General Julius H. Stahel CDV and Note Signed

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This is a fantastic piece of history from a Civil War Medal of Honor recipient. The Brady CDV (2.5″ x 4″) features the Hungarian-born general in uniform with sword. The reverse bears the imprint of publisher E. & H. T. Anthony. Ink annotations on the reverse identify Stahel and given more information about him. Some minor stains. The ANS (4.25″ x 2.5″) reads, “May the memories of the war inspire every American with a full realization of the blessings of union and peace. [Signed] Julius H. Stahel.” Very clean overall and quite rare. This would look great framed together and would make a perfect wall hanger.

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Two CDV’s of Chaplain George H. Hepworth, 76th USCT

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Two cartes of Chaplain George H. Hepworth, 76th USCT, including one in uniform and one in civilian clothing, both by F.L. Lay of Boston. Hepworth also served as chaplain of the 47th Massachusetts Infantry before serving as chaplain and first lieutenant in the 76th USCT from Feb. 15, 1863, until his resignation on July 17, 1863. Overall fine. Backmark on both shows F. L. Lay’s out of Boston.

 

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General John Sedgwick CDV

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Sedgwick, John (1813-1864), standing pose by Brady, trimmed at the top and bottom.

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General George G. Meade CDV

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CDV of General George G. Meade, (1815-1872), by Brady/Anthony. Nice image, overall fine. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Outdoor Albumen Photograph of Gen. Samuel W. Crawford in Virginia



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Featured here is a 6 x 8 in. albumen print on a 9 x 11 in. mount with a gilt oval border on verso and the imprint of S.L. Bergstresser, 3rd Div., 5th Corps, A.P. It shows General Samuel Crawford and his staff outdoors in Virginia.  There is water staining along all margins but the image is still very good. A nice frame would go nice with this, obscuring the outer water staining. This image is quite possibly unpublished and very historical.

Samuel W. Crawford (1829-1892) was originally a regular army surgeon who distinguished himself in line command throughout the Civil War. He was promoted Brigadier General in April 1862, was severely wounded at Antietam, and led the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps down the northern slope of Little Round Top and across Plum Run Valley into the charging Confederates of Major General Lafayette McLaws’ Division in the Wheatfield, for which he was commended for his effectiveness and brevetted to regular Colonel. Crawford received the first of two volunteer brevet major general’s promotions in August 1864 for “conspicuous gallantry” during the bloody attritional fighting undertaken by Grant that summer. In March 1865, Crawford added a pair of regular brevets (brigadier general and major general) and retired from the army in 1873.

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New Hampshire Heavy Artillery CDV  

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CDV of Charles H. Johnson of the 1st New Hampshire Heavy Artillery. Ink inscription to verso reads, ”Chas. H. Johnson.” Johnson enlisted on 2 September 1864 and mustered out on 15 June 1865 at Washington, D.C. During the winter of 1864-65 the 1st New Hampshire garrisoned a line of works in the defenses of Washington and was critical to the safety of the nation’s capital. Image measures 2.5” x 4”. Top edge slightly worn. Overall, image remains bright and clear. Excellent condition.

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Period Oval Albumen Photograph of the Officers of the 30th Maine Vol. Inf.

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This is an absolutely wonderful image of the Officers of the 30th Maine and quite possibly unpublished. Measuring 7 1/2″ X 9 1/2″, the image is in perfect condition and very nicely posed. Officers feign looking at maps, many wear epaulettes rather than shoulder straps . Most with swords and a great variety of headgear including kepis, slouch hats with side turned up, some with feathers / plumes. Accompanied by old card with ID of many of the officers, engagements of the unit etc. Housed in the original, period gesso frame. This is an incredible wall hanger and perfect for your Civil War photography collection.

About:

The regiment lost a total of 290 men during service; 3 officers and 31 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 2 officers and 254 enlisted men due to disease. They participated in the Red River Campaign Battle of Sabine Crossroads and others.

The 30th Maine Infantry was organized in Augusta, Maine and mustered in January 8, 1864 for three years’ service. While recruiting the regiment received veterans and new recruits from the 13th Maine Infantry, which had been reduced to battalion strength.

The regiment was attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, XIX CorpsDepartment of the Gulf, to July 1864, and Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to December 1864. Garrison of Winchester, Virginia, Army of the Shenandoah, to April 1865. Department of Washington to June 1865. District of Savannah, Georgia, Department of the South, to August 1865.

The 30th Maine Infantry mustered out of service August 20, 1865.

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Civil War Stereo View “Breast Works on left wing”-Gettysburg

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Featured here is a nice stereo-view  published by E. & H.T. Anthony from negatives by Brady & Co., titled on the verso label, No. 2387 – Breast Works on left wing. Condition is as seen. This would be a nice photo to add to your Civil War photography collection.

 

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General John Pope CDV by Anthony

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Featured is a very nice CDV of Union General John Pope standing in Uniform with a backmark of E. Anthony published from a Brady negative. Here the bearded general strikes a Napoleonic pose in uniform. Toned with only minor stain but overall very fine.

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Gen. Alexander McDowell McCook and Staff 

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Featured here is a fantastic 7 x 8.25 in. unmounted albumen image of McCook, seated in center, and six of his staff. There is some slight wrinkling along lower edge but overall in very fine condition.

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Civil War Colonel J.C. Smith, 96th Illinois signed CDV

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Here is a wonderfully crisp CDV portrait of John Corson Smith, autographed below Truly Yours/ J.C. Smith/ Bvt. Col. 96th Ills., verso with inked Illinois address, which also appears to be written in Smith’s hand. Backmark shows I.H. Bonsall, 14th Army Corps Photographer, Cincinnati, OhioToning to photograph, few light spots, corners of mount rounded. Overall a fantastic piece indeed.

This view shows a bewhiskered Smith wearing the eagle boards of a full Colonel, this occurring on February 20th 1865 when Smith was brevetted that rank.

Entering service as the Major of the 96th with staff duty as Brigade Provost, Smith later became the regiments’ Lt. Colonel serving in that capacity during Chickamauga and the Atlanta campaign.

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Signed CDV of Lt. Col. Casper W. Tyler, 141st Pennsylvania, WIA at Gettysburg

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Featured here is a wonderful and rare signed CDV of Lt. Col. Casper W. Tyler of the 141st Pennsylvania, WIA at Gettysburg. He was severely wounded during the bitter fighting in the wheatfield. CDV signed on recto by Tyler. Backmark of I.B. Hazleton, Montrose, PA. There is some minor foxing. Otherwise very fine. The sentiment and signature are a bit uneven, but it appears to be the result of some oil on the card. Superb item for the avid Gettysburg collector. This incredible piece is accompanied by copious research and copies of his battle reports.

 Casper W. Tyler was born in Montrose, Susquehanna Co., PA in 1837. He attended private schools and learned the printing trade, which he practiced while studying law. Just as war broke out, he moved to St. Paul, but returned in the summer of 1862 to assist raising a company of volunteers. The unit joined the 141st PA Vol. Infy. and headed for Washington, DC. The unit arrived at the end of August and was immediately thrown into the second fight at Manassas. The unit was assigned to the Army of the Potomac and was engaged in most of the major battles in the East.

They arrived at Gettysburg late in the day on July 1. The following morning they took up the position to the right of the Peach Orchard on the angle of Sickles’ line. In this exposed position, it sustained 70% loss July 2 -killed, wounded and missing. Over the two days, the unit lost 149 of the 198 men who fought early on the 2nd. Casper Tyler was among that number, severely wounded in the wheatfield.

After his recovery, Tyler returned to the field, having been elected major for his actions. With the action at Petersburg, he became Lt. Col. of the reg’t. He was forced to resign for health reasons just before Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House. Among the 39 original officers of the unit, only 7 were remaining during the siege of Petersburg. It was engaged in all of the final battles during the spring of 1865 and mustered out at Washington in May.

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Civil War Stereo View Rebel Dead at Gettysburg

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 A view titled “Dead At Gettysburg” Of course we now know through the efforts of William Frassanito that these are not Union Dead, they are Confederate dead in the area of Rose Farm. This was taken originally by Alexander Gardner and published by Taylor and Huntington in 1890. Condition is as seen (fine +). This would be a nice photo to add to your Civil War photography collection.

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Union General David B. Birney Clip Autograph & CDV

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Offered here is a beautiful signature of Union General David B. Birney. This clipped signature with rank is mounted to a partial autograph album page and measures approximately 5 ½ x 1 ½. If you look at the last photograph I have attached, you can read about the provenance of this piece, which makes the item that much more special. Also included in this lot is an almost pristine Matthew Brady CDV of General Birney.

General Birney is most famously remembered for taking control of the 3rd Corp at Gettysburg following the wounding of General Dan Sickles. Birney had a solid fighting record during the war and died of malaria on October 18th, 1864. As you can see by the photos, these items would look awesome when framed up together!

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CDV of General Abram Duryee of “Duryee’s Zouaves”

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Featured here is a nice ¾ standing pose of Brig. General Abram Duryee, Col. Of the 5th New York and the famous “Duryee’s Zouaves”. He was wounded no less than 5 times during the Civil War. Published by Anthony from a Brady Negative. Condition is as seen in the photo. This would be a great addition for the Civil War Zouave collector. Scarce pose of the General holding his sword.

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Just after the start of Civil War, Duryée raised a new regiment, the 5th New York Volunteers, in less than a week. He became its colonel on May 14, 1861. It was one of the several Zouave units that were formed in the mid-19th century. “Duryée’s Zouaves”, as they became known, fought at Big Bethel. Duryée was appointed brigadier general, on August 31, 1861, to rank from that date. President Abraham Lincoln submitted the nomination to the U.S. Senate on December 21, 1861 and the Senate confirmed the nomination on February 3, 1862.[2] Duryée was given command of a brigade in the division under General James B. Ricketts. He later fought in the Battle of Cedar MountainSecond Battle of Bull Run, and several others. At the Battle of Antietam, he succeeded Ricketts as division commander, when the latter replaced General Joseph Hooker as corps commander. He was not afraid to be in the thick of the action; he was wounded at Second Bull RunSouth Mountain, and Antietam.

After Antietam, Duryée went on a short leave of absence, and, when he returned, was disheartened to find his brigade under the command of Brig. Gen. John Gibbon, who was his junior by date of rank. He resigned on January 5, 1863, after the army rejected his claims to his old command. Despite this, on July 20, 1866, President Andrew Johnson nominated Duryée for appointment to the brevet grade of major general of volunteers, to rank from March 13, 1865, and the U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination on July 26, 1866.[3] He was also elected by the 71st New York Infantry Regiment as their colonel and as Brigadier General by the 4th New York Brigade, both of which he declined.

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General George G. Meade CDV

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Offered here is a beautiful CDV of Brig. General George G. Meade. This is the only known pose of Meade as a Brigadier General and the CDV is almost flawless. The back reads J.E. McClees of Philadelphia. This is a very rare CDV and a nice one for the collection. Overall very fine.

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General John Buford CDV

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Featured here is a scarce wet plate, albumen 2.5 x 4 carte-de-visite photo of Union General John Buford. This piece has superb quality and shows the General in a half-view in uniform with rank of brigadier general. Backmark: E. & H.T. Anthony, New York, made from a photographic negative in Brady’s National Portrait Gallery. In overall very fine condition. A stunning and desirable photo for your collection indeed.

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Union general (1826–1863). In the Second Bull Run campaign, Buford was so badly wounded that he was reported dead. During the Antietam campaign, he acted as chief of cavalry of the Army of the Potomac under McClellan, and at Fredericksburg under Burnside. On July 1, 1863, at Gettysburg, it was Buford’s troopers that fired the first shots of the battle. Buford was stricken with typhoid fever during the Rappahannock campaign and died in Washington on December 16, 1863. His commission of major general was presented to him on his deathbed.

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William T. Sherman and Staff War-date Photo

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Featured here is an exquisite turn-of-the-20th-century 8.5” x 6.5” photo of General Sherman and his staff taken in May 1865, affixed to a 14” x 11” mount with a caption affixed above, implying the photo was made from the original image. Reading, in part: “These historic photographs…cost the Government over $20,000, and their value is now inestimable. The few prints extant…are treasures…few persons, indeed, know that they exist.” In fine condition, with wear to edges and corners of the mount. Among those pictured in addition to Sherman are John A. Logan and Daniel Sickles. A desirable display piece in an uncommonly large size, quite possibly one of just a scant number to exist. This would make a perfect addition to your rare Civil War photo collection. 

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William T.Sherman Signed Cabinet Card

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Featured is a large and absolutely spectacular 4.25″ x 6.5″ cabinet photo of Sherman in uniform as the four-star commanding General of the Army, by Brady National Portrait Galleries, with a bold and crisp signature in the lower border in black ink, “W. T. Sherman, General.” Printed text on the reverse reads: “Imperial Carte DeVisite by Brady, National Portrait Galleries, 785 Broadway, New York, and 352 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington D. C.” This is a superb example of Brady’s four-star portrait of the ‘scorched earth’ strategist and one of the nicest I have ever seen. Overall size of the framed piece is 9 X 11. All comes professional custom matted and framed using only the best archival materials and high quality mahogany wood. Encased under UV protected glass, etc. The glass is also double sided so that the verso can be viewed. Beautiful piece. This is a wonderful wall hanger. Overall in very fine condition.

The four-star shoulder strap in this image enables us to date the photo between March of 1869, when Sherman was given this rank and title of commanding general, and 1872, when he ordered the insignia changed from four complete stars to two stars with the US coat of arms in between. With its crisp image and bold, uninscribed signature, this is a remarkable portrait of the Civil War legend. This item is pre-certified by John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA.

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