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  1. Very nice condition, unused satirical Patriotic Union cover.  This one is by "Magee of Philada."  It pictures a Union cannon with "Little Monkey Jeff" having crawled into and is very likely to get blown out.--$48.

  2. Very nice condition, original 1888 regimental history for the 84th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry.  This regimental history was written by A. R. Howbert who was a chaplain with the unit.  I don't think this regimental was ever reprinted, so this is likely your only chance to get a copy.  In thumbing through this regimental history, I saw several camps that are not likely documented anywhere else.--$95.

  3. Excellent condition, unused Union Patriotic cover picturing the "Liberty Bell" with the caption, "Proclaim Liberty throughout all the land - unto all the Inhabitants Thereof".--$48.

  4. Beautiful condition, Union Patriotic cover picturing an America Patriot carrying the US Flag forward.--$48.

  5. Unusual Union Patriotic Cover picturing Jeff Davis in a most decrepit state.  It carries the caption, "General agent of the Southern Confederate's Loan".  This Patriotic Cover was printed by "Proctor and Clark - 290 Washington St. - Boston".  This is one you do not see very often.--$55.

  6. Really pretty, Federal Patriotic Cover picturing a red white and blue bonnet with the caption, "The New Quaker Bonnet - 1861", a very colorful and seldom encountered Patriotic Cover.--$48.

  7. Early War Union Patriotic cover (envelope).  The logo has crossed Federal flags surrounded by all "34" (early War) States with the logo "WE ARE ALL HERE".  You don't see this one very often !!--$48.

  8. Beautiful "Seal of New York" on this Civil War Patriotic cover with the caption "New York - For The Union" and was printed by "Upham - 310 Chestnut St. - Philadelphia".--$48.

  9. Quite tough to come by now, as it is out of print, new condition, Uniform Buttons of the United States - 1776 to 1865, by Warren K. Tice.  This is a superb button book that pretty much everyone is using now.--$175.

  10. Nice condition, 1861 date, 2-volume set of Lt. Colonel W. J. Hardee's Rifle and Infantry Tactics - published by J. O. Griffith and Co., 1861, Nashville, Tennessee.  Both volumes remain in good, stable condition and show clear evidence of actually being carried.  This two volume set of tactics was carried by David Creger of the 51st Ohio Volunteer Infantry.  Interestingly, the 51st Ohio Volunteer Infantry was in line of battle here at the Battle of Stones River during the famous Breckinridge's charge.  In this charge, it is believed that over 1800 Confederates died in 60 minutes.  This is a very historic little set of tactic manuals.--$450.

  11. Original September 23, 1864, Special Order #149.  In this order, the 2nd Massachusetts Artillery was relieved from duty from an earlier order.--$48.

  12. May 31, 1863 date, inventory listing of Quartermaster stores received by the Medical Department at Young's Point, Louisiana.  The document lists having received one horse-drawn ambulance, two harness sets, ten "spawz" (spades we think), and two axes.  These were received by J. E. Quider - Surgeon USA.--$75.

  13. Seldom seen, unused Civil War Patriotic cover for the “State of Oregon”.  This cover is maker marked, “Upham – 310 Chestnut St. Phila.”--$48.

  14. Quite rare to come by -- Beautiful military commission from the governor of the State of New York to Henry C. Roome as "Lieutenant Colonel" of the 89 Reg. New York Infantry.  The interesting thing is that this Commission is dated May 15, 1865, AFTER THE END OF THE WAR, but perfect to receive a pension (with an extremely LOW RISK of being injured or killed !!)  Really nice frameable New York Commission.--$125.

  15. Very pretty, and quite colorful unused Union Patriotic cover with a powder horn, and a 1776 banner with the logo "The Old Continentals, In Ragged Regimentals Faltered not".--$48.

  16. Excellent 3 Volume "Battlefields - Commanders - and Fighting Men" reference book series.  Almost all the pictures of relics are in color and are crystal clear.  I now use this set of reference books as much or more than any in my library.  These are the original "hardbacks".--$95. for the set of three

  17. Very Rare !!  First Printing of "CIVIL WAR PROJECTILES II  (With Supplement).  It remains in "Like New" condition !!--$85.  This is a SUPER Reference Book !!

  18. Excellent condition, rare pattern Patriotic Union cover.  On this cover is an American Flag on a large "Sun" with each of the sun's rays being one of the 34 States.  This is a style Patriotic cover that you do not see very often.--$48.

  19. This unused Union patriotic cover is one of the prettiest, and most ornate around !!--$48.

  20. Beautiful, unused, Union Patriotic cover with Lady Liberty, an Eagle, and an unusual pattern Civil War American Flag.  This cover was produced by F. K. Kimmel in New York.--$48.

  21. Excellent condition unused Federal Patriotic cover from Philadelphia, PA.  The cover has a beautiful red, white, and blue arch with the slogan "Give this wreath to the brave, who their country would save".  Just a beautiful cover.--$45.

  22. 1984 reprint of the 1906 Confederate Operations in Canada and New York, by John W. Headley.  Although the book is entitled Confederate Operations in Canada and New York, there are actually in-depth descriptions of operations all through the South.  This is a very interesting reference book.--$48.

  23. Confederate States of America newspaper.  This is the "Daily Journal" out of Wilmington, North Carolina, for Tuesday, July 30, 1861.  Some of the advertisements are the most fun.  Of particular interest is a service offered by "Dr. Johnson".--$95.

  24. Quite rare, beautiful condition, unused Patriotic cover from the State of Wisconsin.  The cover has a flowing American Flag and the State Seal of Wisconsin in a circle in the center with the "Bucky Badger" clearly visible.--$48.

  25. Beautiful red battle scene on this Patriotic cover published out of Cincinnati, Ohio, and has the slogan, "We belong to our country, to do or die."  This is a really nice Patriotic cover.--$48.

  26. A beautiful red ink Patriotic cover.  She says"Both boys gone to war - I wonder if they would take me?"--$45.

  27. Quite rare marked cover for a soldier's letter home from the "U. S. SANITARY COMMISSION".  This generally meant that the soldier was in the hospital "sick or wounded".--$45.

  28. Excellent condition, unused, Federal Patriotic cover.  This is a colorful cover picturing a Zouave with red pants and the motto, "Through Baltimore".--$45.

  29. Quite rare, unused, Union Patriotic cover from the State of Kansas.  The motif has two men holding a Federal Flag and the logo, "Kansas -- For The Union".  It has been awhile since we had a Kansas Civil War Patriotic cover.--$48.

  30. Very nice display containing a total of five Confederate postal stamps.  Two of the stamps are 10 cent stamps and remain attached together, and three of the stamps are Jefferson Davis 5 cent stamps, and one has a a partial post mark.  All five Confederate stamps and glass display case --$95.

  31. This is a very touching "UDC" grouping of four pieces - (2) documents, and (2) photographs - all celebrating the "100 year anniversary" of the birth of Confederate General A. G. Jenkins.  Gen. Jenkins was killed at Dublin Station, Virginia on May 21, 1864 at the very young age of 33 years.  The photographs were taken Nov. 30, 1930.  General Jenkins was born Nov. 30, 1830.--$50. for all

  32. Original Civil War Soldier's Hymn Book distributed by "The United States Christian Commission".  This book shows lots of wear and was without question actually carried.  It has even had some Civil War Era stitching repair to the binding area.  These were extensively distributed and carried by many soldiers both US and CS.--$195.

  33. Very nice condition and quite colorful, unused original, Union Patriotic cover.  This cover pictures a soldier, with his sword drawn, standing alongside a 34-star American Flag.  The colors remain bright and vivid.--$35.

  34. Very pretty condition Scott #12 blue 10 cent CONFEDERATE postal stamp.  This one appears to be a perfect unused example.--$25.SOLD

  35. Extremely rare and in very nice condition, Confederate Tactics manual published in 1861.  According to the family, we believe this manual belonged to Capt. Joseph M. Peacher, Co. E, 49th Tennessee Infantry.  Capt. Peacher was captured at Fort Henry and was confined at Johnson's Island Federal Prison.  The manual was published by J. W. Randolph, 121 Main St., Richmond, Virginia, 1861.  In almost 50 years, this is the only Confederate Manual by this publisher that I have ever had.--$850.SOLD

  36. One page Civil War letter written January 15, 1863, from "Camp near Moscow, Tennessee".  In this letter, Captain Joseph Chugman, who was commanding Company A of the 46th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, documents the destruction of excess baggage and unserviceable equipment.  This letter is written in brown quill ink and is light and hard to read in areas.--$45.

  37. Scott #1 Confederate Jefferson Davis 5 cent postage stamp, crisp color, and very nice condition overall.  The stamp is postmarked Wilmington, North Carolina.--$95.

  38. New condition, Echoes of Glory, Volume "Arms and Equipment of the Confederacy".  This is a superb reference book published in 1992 by Time Life Books and has literally hundreds of beautiful color close-ups of Confederate artifacts.  This book is 311 pages of crisp, close-up color photographs, and the colors in the photographs are precisely true and accurate to the artifacts.  This is a wonderful book to have.--$25.

  39. Excellent reference book, Confederate Presentation & Inscribed Swords and Revolvers, by Daniel D. Hartzler.  This is an extremely helpful reference book clearly showing the engraving and inscription style on numerous Confederate weapons.--$45.

  40. If you Relic hunt, or are a Battle Of Stones River student of history - YOU MUST HAVE A SET OF VOLUME 20 -- PARTS 1 AND 2 of the "Official Records of the War of the Rebellion".  I have literally recovered multi-thousands of Civil War Artifacts from this set of books.  There may not be the amount of artifacts here at Stones River that there once was, but there are still relics to be found.--$79. For The Set

  41. Nice condition cancelled second pattern US Postal stamp of the American Civil War dating 1861 and 1862.--$38.

  42. Very pretty condition Scott #11 Confederate blue 10 cent stamp.  This is a rare "page edge" Stamp with nice detail and bright, vivid color.--$38.

  43. This is the "GENERAL INDEX" of the Official Records of the "War of the Rebellion".  It is the 1971 reprint by the National Historic Society.  I, personally, find this to be one of the more "research useful" books in the entire 128 vol. set.  It is hard to come by loose.--$45.

  44. REALLY NICE, Civil War Era, "Philopena Album" which is, in redneck terms, a "Civil War Era Autograph Album".  The album belonged to a young lady named, Sallie "Pierse" (?).  The autograph book runs through a good many years ranging from pre-Civil War to during the Civil War (with a few soldier's entries), and continues on to the post-Civil War years.  The book remains in nice condition with some poetry and artwork as well as autographs and well wishes.  Two of the soldier's entries are from the 7th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry.  There are many hours of fun reading and research to be had with this artifact.--$375.

  45. Excellent condition, United Confederate Veteran "Special Orders No. 27" dated May 7, 1914.  This would be a quality addition to any UCV collection or display.--$35.

  46. Scott #1 Confederate Jefferson Davis 5 cent postage stamp, crisp color, and very nice condition overall.--$95.

  47. Quite rare, unissued, Andrew Jackson Confederate Red two cent postage stamp.  This example remains in near perfect condition.--$75.

  48. One of the most sought after and useful set of reference books that are out there.  1) Confederate Faces, by William Albaugh 2) More Confederate Faces, by William Albaugh, 3) Even More Confederate Faces, by Bill Turner.  Confederate Faces is autographed by William Albaugh.--$395. for the entire set.

  49. Beautiful condition, original autograph of Confederate General N. B. Forrest.  This is a clipped signature.--$895.SOLD

  50. Very crisp Civil War date purchase document dated August 14, 1861, by Providence Tool Co. for 16 bars of iron weighing 2,187 pounds.  This iron was very likely going to be used for producing Providence Tool Co. muskets and sabers.  This would be an excellent accessory to display with your Providence Tool musket or saber.--$75.

  51. Child's illustrated book "The Story of Robert E. Lee", by Patricia A. Pingry, published out of Nashville, Tennessee, in 2004.--$6.95

  52. Group of 4 very nice condition "First Day Issue" United Confederate Veteran stamped, and Postmarked Postal covers.  Two of them are for THE LAST United Confederate Veteran Reunion in 1951, and one is for the 100 year anniversary of the Battle of the Wilderness, postmarked May 5, 1964, and one is for the 7th anniversary of the fight between the Monitor and the Merrimac.  It is postmarked March 9, 1937.  All four for --$65.SOLD

  53. Very rare signature with rank of Rear Admiral Hiram Paulding.  Admiral Paulding had a very distinguished Naval career with one of his crowning achievements the design and construction of the "USS Monitor".  This is an autograph that you rarely see offered for sale.--$195.SOLD*

  54. 40 volumes of UCV magazines nicely bound by the year and including 1893 - 1932 with 3 volumes of indexes.  I have found the Confederate Veterans magazines to be an excellent research source.  We are offering this complete set of bound UCV magazines for less than $19 per volume.--$750.

  55. Very pretty condition Confederate Postal cover with nice "cancelled" Confederate "10 cent" stamp.  The cover is addressed to "Abingdon, VA.".--$125.

  56. Beautiful condition, September 3, 1862, Confederate cover that is dated, postmarked, and stamped.  This cover was postmarked "September 4, 1862", in Savannah, Georgia.  The stamp is an excellent condition, 10 cent, CS Blue Hoyer & Ludwig.  The cover is address to H. A. Crane, Esq. in Marietta, Georgia.  This is an exceptionally nice addressed, stamped, and postmarked Confederate postal cover.--$150.

  57. Excellent condition, Confederate postal cover addressed to Miss Henry Moore, Greenville Courthouse, South Carolina.  The cover has two blue Jeff Davis 5 cent stamps with a crisp Greenville, South Carolina postmark.  This is an excellent quality Confederate postal cover with stamps and postmark.--$125.

  58. Quite rare signature of Union General Montgomery Cunningham Meigs.  This is a clipped signature reading "M. C. Meigs - Qtr. Ms. General -19 July 1864.  Nicely mounted and ready for framing.--$175.

  59. New condition, The Illustrated History of American Civil War Relics, by Stephen W. Sylvia and Michael J. O'Donnell.  This is one of the best reference books around, and this copy has been well cared for.--$49.

  60. Very nice condition autograph of James Edmund Bailey who, during the Civil War, served as Colonel of the 49th Tennessee Infantry Regiment.  Signature is crisp and clear in old brown ink.--$150.

  61. Very rare, full page letter dated May 2, 1831, written by Andrew J. Donelson who is a member of the founding families of Nashville, Tennessee, and the family for whom Donelson Pike in Nashville is named.  Andrew Donelson was a trusted aide to General Andrew Jackson during the second Seminole War in Florida.  Two of his sons died in the Civil War, one at Chickamauga.  The other was murdered by an unknown assailant.  Andrew Donelson ran for Vice President with Fillmore of the "Know Nothing" party, but lost by a large margin.  This would be an excellent addition to an early Tennessee founding families collection.--$125.SOLD

  62. Collection of five North South Trader Civil War Artifact Price Guides.  This group consists of 8th edition, 9th edition, 10th edition, 11th edition, and 12th edition.  This grouping of price guides runs from 1997 until 2010 and is an excellent source of tracking price fluctuations on thousands of artifacts.  These guides originally sold from $30 to $40 each.  All five issues for--$95.

  63. New condition, and quite hard to find - Civil War Reference book -  "CIVIL WAR PROJECTILES II - Small Arms and Field Artillery" by W. Reid McKee and M. E. Mason, Jr. (with supplement)--$125.

  64. Autograph of Union Rear Admiral Hiram Paulding.  Admiral Paulding was appointed in 1861 by President Abraham Lincoln to be in charge of building up the Federal Navy Fleet.  He personally took over the New York Navy yard and oversaw the destruction of several Federal ships in port at the Norfolk Virginia shipyard to prevent them from falling into Confederate hands.  This is a comparatively rare autograph with rank to find.--$195.

  65. Very rare signature of Confederate Brigadier General John Bullock Clark, Jr.  John Bullock Clark entered the Confederate service as a Lieutenant and was soon made Captain of the 6th Missouri Infantry.  He was later promoted to a Major and participated in the Battles of Carthage and Springfield.  Clark was then promoted to the rank of Colonel and commanded a Confederate Brigade at Pea Ridge (Elkhorn).  On March 6, 1864, John Bullock Clark was commissioned Brigadier General.  From 1864 forward General Clark served with Generals Marmaduke and Shelby in the Trans-Mississippi Department.  Following the Civil War, Clark was elected to Congress and served from 1873 until 1889.  From 1889 until his death in 1903, he practiced law in Washington where he died and is buried.  This is a very important autograph in Missouri history.--$195.

  66. Very sought after set of Civil War reference books in new condition.  The Unfinished Fight - Volume 1, by Craig L. Barry, and The Unfinished Fight - Volume 2, also by Craig L. Barry.  This rare set of books has in-depth information on Confederate material culture.--$95.for the set of two.

  67. The Illustrated History of American Civil War Relics, by Stephen W. Sylvia and Michael J. O'Donnell.  This is one of the "must have" Civil War reference books in new condition.--$65.

  68. Quite hard to come by - 3 out of the 4 Parts of Vol. 34 - Official Records of The War Of The Rebellion.  This is the Trans-Mississippi Set for April - May, 1864.  I can guarantee from personal experience that there are some GREAT Relic Hunting spots hidden within these volumes !!--$65. for all three-SOLD

  69. Huge Military Atlas that was originally published to accompany the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion.  The atlas has been reprinted several times and is an absolute must have in doing Civil War research.  Mine is so worn that some of the pages have become dis-attached.  This book was, at one point in time, fairly available to find, but in the last few years has become difficult to get.  This example remains in very nice condition.--$95.

  70. Long out of print - One of the relic hunter classic books detailing what Relic Hunting was REALLY like back in the very earliest days (and with lots of pictures of the finds).  This is "RELIC HUNTER - The field account of Civil War Sites, Artifacts, and Hunting" by Howard Crouch.  I guarantee this book will have you amped, and ready to go digging in the morning !!--$65.

  71. Very sought after, original 1889 printing of Volume XXIV in all three parts.  This is the "Vicksburg" set and is without question loaded with research information that would result in some good relic hunting locations.--$125.

  72. Original completely filled out Consolidated Morning Report Document for the 33rd Regiment New York State Volunteer Infantry.  A scarce New York document in very nice framable condition.--$95.

  73. Civil War date, August 9, 1861, receipt from Providence Tool Company for 3 bundles of iron weighing 353 pounds.  It is very likely that this wrought iron during the Civil War was on its way to becoming muskets, sabers, or bayonets.  Providence Tool Company itself produced both muskets and sabers during the Civil War.--$45.

  74. Very nice condition group of three "Day Orders" for the 33rd Regiment, New York State Volunteers.  All three documents remain in very nice condition and are dated the second half of 1861.--$150 for all three.

  75. Nice condition leather cartridge box with the brass device "MNG" which is believed to be Massachusetts National Guard, Maryland National Guard, or Maine National Guard.  This particular box came out of a Massachusetts estate sale, so we feel it likely to be Massachusetts National Guard.  This is a large, .58 cal. size cartridge box and is believed to have been used from 1860 through the 1870's.  It will make a very nice addition to someone's Massachusetts Civil War Collection.--$275.

  76. Regimental detail for duties at Camp Granger, July 22, 1861, for the 38th Regiment, New York State Volunteers.  All the camp guards and police for July 22, 1861, are detailed by name in this order.  This hand-written order is signed by R. F. Taylor, Col. commanding the Regiment.--$95.

  77. Very attractive, $500 Confederate States of America Loan Bond, dated February 20, 1863.  The bond still has seven interest coupons remaining intact.  It was folded for many years and has been supported along one fold line.  This bond is serial number 11125 and pictures a Confederate on Pickett, sitting by a fire.  It will frame up beautifully.--$115.

  78. Very rare Confederate preprinted ordnance document from Guinas Station, VA. dated April 15, 1863.  The document pretains to food and soap for Ramsiur's Brigade at Guinas Station, VA.  Guinas Station, VA. is most famous for being the site where Stonewall Jackson died.--$250.

  79. Very nice condition, original Centennial edition from the "Nashville Tennessean".  One hundred years ago, Battle of Nashville, the end came on Shy's Hill.  This particular paper is dated Sunday, December 6, 1964.  This issue has an in-depth breakdown of the Battle of Nashville along with a full page, color map that I have personally used many times in relic hunting at the Battle of Nashville.  Also found in the same old house, a 50-year-old Kurtz & Allison print of the Battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas.  The print has aged to an attractive, cream/tan color and will frame nicely for your relic room.--$38 plus shipping for both items.

  80. Original, very nice condition, Confederate States of America newspaper.  This is the Friday, July 12, 1861, issue of "The Daily Journal - Wilmington, North Carolina".  Content is quite varied, including numerous medical miracle drugs and quite a number of "arms" for sale, including Smith & Wesson, Allen & Wheelock, pistols with bowie attached, and Maynard rifles all offered for cash.  With this newspaper, you are reading exactly the same news that a citizen would have been in 1861.--$125.

  81. Very, very rare, 206-year-old newspaper from Georgetown, District of Columbia, and dated October 20, 1813.  This newspaper is titled, "Federal Republican and Commercial Gazette".  The ads in this newspaper are truly eye-opening.  For example, "$50 reward for runaway near Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland.  A Negro slave who calls himself, Bill, about 5' 6" or 7" high, rather of a lighter complexion than the generality of blacks -- extremely awkward and ungraceful in his address and particularly his walk, and has a wild, suspicious stare when approached."  There are many more ads of this nature pertaining to slave runaways.--$95.

  82. Civil War Discharge and Pay Voucher dated March 12, 1862 for Private Edwin Teal.  Teal served from Jan.1, 1862 until  March 12, 1862.  He was discharged due to disability.  Private Teal was in Co. "B" - 4th New York Cavalry Regiment.  There are two documents.--$45. for both.

  83. Very interesting, hand-written letter from L. W. Webb who was the Official Auditor of the State of Virginia CONFEDERATE Senate written to a friend from the CONFEDERATE "Hall of the Convention" in Alexandria, Virginia, December 12, 1864.  This is actually a quite rare document in that it was written from the Convention Hall and is Civil War dated.--$125.

  84. Very nice condition, $50 Civil War Confederate Loan document.  The document is dated March 10, 1863.  This loan bond was actually issued and is serial number 2537, and the last interest coupon redeemed was January 1, 1865.  This is a very nice piece of Confederate and Civil War history and will frame beautifully.--$150.

  85. Very nice condition group of four Civil War documents pertaining to John Harner.  The documents consist of one military appointment document, two discharges, and one Treasury Dept. document.  John Harner was a member of Co. G, 4th Regiment, US Cavalry for most of the duration of the war.  John Harner, along with his regiment, was at one time posted here at Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and also participated in both Battles of Franklin, Tennessee, on November 30, 1864, and Nashville, Tennessee on December 15, 1864.  All four documents remain in good condition, are easily legible, and will frame up beautifully.  For all four documents--$295.

  86. Very nice condition, March 1863, Confederate $50 Bond.  This bond was actually issued and interest coupons redeemed until the war's end, and the next available coupon was July 1865, and of course there was no need to go to the Treasurer's Office at this date as the war was over, and the Confederate Bond was worthless.  This bond will frame up beautifully.--$125.

  87. Quite rare, Civil War date (August 27, 1861), receipt from Providence Tool Company for the purchase of one bar of Zagnall iron weighing 225 pounds.  It is very likely that this iron would be used for the manufacture of muskets and sabers for the American Civil War as Providence Tool Company had contracts for both.--$48.

  88. Official document from the State of Rhode Island dated August 28, 1862, authorizing the purchase of 6 dozen iron hand cuffs to be purchased from Providence Tool Company.  This is a very nice condition, war date, State of Rhode Island document.--$75.

  89. Beautiful condition, 1840 land grant from President Martin Van Buren.  This grant contains 40 acres and is for land located near Edwardsville, Illinois.  This land grant retains the original Presidential Seal and is certificate number 19691 and is dated January 1, 1840.--$250.

  90. Small "1861" date book entitled Poems of Womanhood.  There are poems in this booklet that every woman should read, such as "She Was a Phantom of Delight" and "The Widow to Her Hourglass", or maybe "Be Gentle, Husband"!!--$75.

  91. Perfect like new condition, rare, out of print, Plates and Buckles of the American Military 1795 - 1874, by Sydney C. Kerksis.  This is one of the best and most sought after of all reference books.--$95.

  92. Quite scarce, original, first edition, "Confederate Edged Weapons" by William A. Albaugh, III.  This is an excellent example with the original dust jacket still intact.--$95.

  93. Excellent condition, January 24, 1862, "Providence Tool Company" document.  This document is a receipt to Providence Tool Company for freight charges for 45 bars of raw iron shipped from New York to Providence Tool Company on the Steamer Ospray.  Providence Tool Company was a manufacturer of both Civil War sabers and muskets.  This raw iron would, no doubt, eventually become Civil War weapons.--$85.

  94. Original 1921 imprint concerning the origin of Memorial Day.  This document was authored by Federal General Norton P. Chipman (who was Col. of the 2nd Ohio Infantry during the Civil War and was later Judge Advocate for the famous Andersonville Prison trial of Commandant Henry Wirz) and has an original "N. P. Chipman" autograph on the reverse of the document.  This is a very cool document and completely pertinent today.--$55.

  95. Original autograph of Brigadier General Ramsey Potts.  General Potts was one of America's most decorated and successful bomber pilots of the 2nd World War.  Interestingly, during his time, as a bomb group commander, the well know actor, James "Jimmy" Stewart, was his Operations Officer.  At age 27, Potts was promoted to full Colonel and assumed command of the 453rd Bomb Group based in Norfolk.  Among Potts' accolades, he was awarded "The Distinguished Service Cross", two Silver Stars, the Legion of Merit medal, three DFCs, the Bronze Star, five Air Medals, and was awarded the British "DFC" for his outstanding courage and heroism.  He retired from the Air Force as a Major General in 1972.  Major General Potts lived to age 89.--$50.

  96. msgpapers.JPG (47416 bytes)msgpaperscls.JPG (48554 bytes)msgpaperscert.JPG (63813 bytes)Announcement of the compilation of the "1861-1865 -- The Message and Papers of the Confederacy" dated 1905 along with a certificate inviting the named individual the opportunity to subscribe to one set of the Messages and Papers of the Confederacy.  This particular certificate is addressed to H.B.W. Heartsill.--$48.

  97. msgpapers.JPG (47416 bytes)msgpaperscls.JPG (48554 bytes)msgpaperscert.JPG (63813 bytes)Announcement of the compilation of the "1861-1865 -- The Message and Papers of the Confederacy" dated 1905 along with a certificate inviting the named individual the opportunity to subscribe to one set of the Messages and Papers of the Confederacy.  This particular certificate is addressed to H.B.W. Heartsill.--$48.

  98. How many of THESE have you ever seen offered for sale.  This is the OFFICIAL REGIMENTAL POLL-BOOK FOR THE MEMBERS OF CO. E - 76 TH REGIMENT PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEERS for the 1864 election.  The "Poll-Book" remains in remarkably nice, complete condition.--$250.SOLD

  99. This letter was written from the "Hall of the Convention" in Alexandria, VA on December 12th 1864.  At this "Unionist" convention the Constitution of 1864 was adopted.  This Constitution contains many important laws including: abolishing slavery in the Union controlled parts of Virginia and recognizing the creation of West Virginia.   Members of the Convention proclaimed the new Constitution in effect, rather than submitting it to voters for approval in a popular referendum.  Initially only the areas of northern and eastern Virginia then under Union control recognized the authority of the Constitution of 1864, but after the fall of the Confederacy in May 1865 it became effective for all Virginia and remained in effect until July 1869.  In the above letter, it appears that the writer, L. W. Webb, was trying to run for some type of office or for a seat in the convention.  However, from his comment, "I see very plainly that a Union man stands no show in our department and it is useless to try to do any things, so I have given up all hopes, and will sit down and wait patiently until things do change," and it does look like he was not successful...$65.

  100. 6covers.JPG (43874 bytes)6coverspburgva.JPG (44949 bytes)6coverspatriotic.JPG (51660 bytes)Group of 6 Civil War and slightly earlier postal covers.  4 still have the stamps intact and are addressed to "Petersburg, VA."  and one of the six has a pretty patriotic motif.  The entire grouping.--$75.

  101. backcovers.JPG (15126 bytes)backcover1.JPG (15081 bytes)backcover2.JPG (16450 bytes)backcover3.JPG (15098 bytes)backcovereagle.JPG (16589 bytes)Three red, white, and blue patriotic Union covers with ornate Union embossing.  All three covers were actually mailed and have the cancelled 3-cent Union stamps still intact.  Two of the covers were addressed to Rhode Island and one to New York.  All three are in very nice condition.--$85


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