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  1. Nice, clear, fully cased, 1/6th plate size, tintype image of a fully equipped standing Union soldier.  He is wearing an enlisted man's nine button frock coat as well as a complete Federal accouterment rig set, including US waist belt - with U.S. buckle - and capbox - and with cross belt and Eagle plate.  His Springfield musket with bayonet attached stands at his side.  This is a quite nice fully cased image of a Federal Infantry soldier with everything required to be ready to march off to War.--$295.SOLD

  2. From Life CDV of Confederate Vice President Alexander H. Stephens.  This is a "Brady Image" National Portrait Gallery, New York.  The image has some age spots and some chipping of the emulsion at the corners.--$125.SOLD

  3. Fully cased, TRIPLE armed, North Georgia Rebel.  This was purchased several years ago out of a Catoosa County, Georgia, estate sale.  The subject has two revolvers stuck behind his belt and a .69 cal. Model 1816 musket standing at his side.  This is a seated pose wearing a plaid battle shirt and a wide linen sling to his cartridge box.  It is cased in an excellent condition full Gutta Percha case.  The 1/6th plate lady in the half case is thought to be his wife.  I have had a couple emails asking if this was "Rebel Brian's" great-great grandfather.  I think it possibly was!!  Triple armed Confederates are super rare to come by.--$1,250.SOLD

  4. Quite rare "From Life" Anthony CDV of Confederate General Sterling Price.  The image is a bit faded and has been trimmed to fit a 1/6th plate hard case.  It may not be in perfect condition, but it is definitely one that is hard to come by.--$150.

  5. Beautiful condition 1907 Memorial Pendant and Booklet honoring Confederate Cavalry General J.E.B. Stuart.--$175. For Both-SOLD

  6. Very sought after "From Life" Anthony - New York, C.D.V. of Confederate General William Henry Fitzhugh Lee (also known as "Rooney Lee") - the second oldest son of General Robert E. Lee.  General "Rooney" Lee served with Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart and eventually was wounded, captured, and exchanged.  He later commanded Confederate Cavalry forces during the Petersburg, Virginia, campaign.--$275.SOLD

  7. Very scarce "From Life" C.D.V. of Confederate General John C. Breckinridge.  General Breckinridge was a past Vice President of the United States from the State of Kentucky.  During the Civil War, General Breckinridge was assigned to the Army of Tennessee under Confederate General Braxton Bragg.  General Bragg accused General Breckinridge of being in a drunken state at the Battles of Stones River and Missionary Ridge and thereby contributing to Confederate defeats at these sites.  This is a Brady-New York image.--$195. 

  8. Quite rare to find "from life" C.D.V. of Confederate General Gideon Johnson Pillow.  Well known for surrendering Fort Donelson to General Grant.--$150.

  9. Quite rare "Anthony" backmark C.D.V. of Confederate General Simon Bolivar Buckner.--$175. SOLD

  10. Seldom seen image "from life" CDV of Confederate General John Bell Hood.  The image has an "Anthony - New York" backmark.  General Hood commanded Army of Tennessee Confederate forces at the Battles of Franklin and Nashville.--$250.SOLD

  11. CDV of Confederate General Joe Johnston.  This is an "Anthony - New York" image and has been trimmed to fit a 1/6th plate hard case.  There are some aging spots here and there across the image.--$125.SOLD

  12. Very scarce CDV of Confederate Naval Raider, Captain Raphael Semmes.  This is the sought after view with Captain Semmes seated with his arm resting on a Confederate Flag, and it has the faint "C.D. Fredericks, New York/Paris" backmark.  This image was brought home from the Civil War as a souvenir by a Confederate soldier.--$250.SOLD

  13. 1/6th plate tintype of two of the "Dibrell Boys" out of Sparta, TN. - who likely were members of Dibrell's 8TH TN. Cavalry.--$125.SOLD

  14. Seldom seen C.D.V. of Confederate General R. H. Anderson.  This is a "Jones & Vanerson, Richmond VA" image.  The image has been trimmed to fit in a 1/6th plate tintype case.  General Anderson participated in many of the most major battles of the American Civil War, including:  Yorktown, Williamsburg, Seven Pines, Second Manassas, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, The Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, Cold Harbor, First Deep Bottom, and Sailor's Creek.  This is one you won't get a chance at very often and is a rare Richmond, VA, image.--$225.SOLD

  15. Quite rare "from life" C.D.V. of Confederate General Franklin Gardner who is famous for his long-term defense of Port Hudson under seige. This is an "Anthony-New York" photograph.--$210.SOLD

  16. Very scarce C.D.V. of Confederate Corps Commander - General William J. Hardee. General Hardee commanded a Corps of the Army of Tennessee throughout the Western Theater. General Hardee proved to be one of the most dependable Western Theater Confederate generals. This is a very desirable "ANTHONY/BRADY" photograph.--$195.SOLD

  17. 1/6th plate, fully cased ambrotype of a young Union Private.  The image has some fading, but in good light, is all completely visible.  In the back of the case is written "August 10, 1862, age 23".  This is a seated pose, and he is wearing an enlisted man's 9 - button frock coat and also his kepi.--$150.

  18. Fully cased, large 1/4th plate, tintype of a seated Union artilleryman.  The subject is seated with his kepi on his knee with a clearly visible set of crossed cannons on his kepi.  His Model 1840 artillery saber is out of the scabbard and standing directly in front of him.  The image has nice clarity but is just a little bit darker than optimum.--$295.

  19. Very rare "Anthony" backmark CDV of Confederate General Thomas Hart Taylor.  This CDV is incorrectly ID'd on the back of the card as being General Dick (Richard) Taylor when in reality we have found that he is actually General Thomas Hart Taylor.  General T. H. Taylor came up through the ranks originally being a Colonel commanding the 1st KY Volunteer Infantry.  He served in Virginia - East Tennessee - and ended his career at Vicksburg, Mississippi, and Mobile, Alabama.  Following the Civil War, General Taylor had a long civilian career at Louisville, Kentucky.  As far as I can remember, this is the first image I have ever had of CS General Thomas Hart Taylor.--$195.

  20. Nice condition, 1/6th plate fully cased tintype image of two Confederate Cavalrymen.  There is quite a bit of information very faintly written on the inside of the case.  I can see Lexington, VA, and can almost make out one of the names.  The image has nice clarity and is cased in a very nice condition Gutta Percha case with a "Littlefield, Parsons, & Co." marking inside.  I believe with some close study, one and maybe both of the soldiers can be ID'd.  This image would be a nice addition to any collection.--$595.SOLD

  21. Tiny 1 1/2 inch "gem size" trimmed CDV image of a young lady with a Memphis, TN, backmark.  There were several Forrest items in this estate, and this lady may be in some way related to or associated with General N.B. Forrest.--$48.SOLD

  22. Quite scarce, original, war date CDV of General George Washington Custis Lee.  General G. W. C. Lee was the oldest son of General Robert E. Lee.  He was considered near brilliant and graduated at the top of his class at West Point.  During the Civil War, General G.W.C. Lee was assigned to President Davis's personal staff and is said to have done an excellent job in that capacity.  On an interesting note, following the Civil War, G.W.C. Lee brought a law suit against the United States for illegally seizing Arlington and won the suit receiving $150,000 for Arlington, which would be equivalent to several million dollars today.  This is a "Brady" image and has been trimmed to fit a 1/6th plate tintype case.--$175.SOLD

  23. So when was the last time that you saw this gentleman for sale.  "Anthony" from life shot of Confederate Major General Dabney Herndon Maury -- Elkhorn Tavern - Iuka - Corinth - and Defender of Mobile Bay.  I frankly can't remember ever having him before.--$195.SOLD

  24. Very sought after War Date "from life" C.D.V. of Confederate General James Longstreet.  The image has been trimmed to fit a 1/6th plate gilted matt.--$150.SOLD

  25. Quite rare to find Anthony backmark from life CDV of Confederate Cavalry General Earl Van Dorn.  While in camp near Spring Hill, TN., General Van Dorn was headquartered at the home of a Dr. Peters.  History has it that Mrs. Peters and General Van Dorn were spending far to much time together.  Dr. Peters enters Gen. Van Dorn's headquarters room and ask for a "Pass" through lines to Nashville.  Gen. Van Dorn writes out the Pass and hands it to Dr. Peters --- who then proceeds to shoot Gen. Van Dorn in the head --- and mounts up (with pass in hand) and heads for Nashville.--$225.SOLD

  26. Nice War date "from life" CDV of Confederate President Jeff Davis.  The image is trimmed to fit and mounted in a 1/6th plate hard case.--$150.SOLD

  27. Beautiful condition open "Littlefield, Parsons, and Co." (1857 date) molded thermoplastic image case.  Perfect if you have a nice Civil War image needing a pretty case.--$150.SOLD

  28. Quite rare to come by "Southern backmark" C.D.V. of GEN. Fitzhugh Lee.  "Fitz" Lee was the nephew of General Robert E. Lee and considered by pretty much everyone as a "Free Spirit".  This image has a rare "Jones and Vanerson - Richmond, VA." backmark, and has been trimmed to fit in a 1/6th plate tintype case.--$175.SOLD

  29. Small size 1/9th plate tintype of a young Federal soldier. He is seated and wearing a Regulation Federal Enlistedman's Frock coat.  The image is housed in a 1/2 hard case.--$95.

  30. Quite scarce CDV of Confederate "General Stephen D. Lee".  It is a "Anthony/New York' backmarked image. General S. D. Lee is well known for the forces that he commanded at the Battles of Franklin and Nashville, TN.  Gen. S. D. Lee commanded the Confederate center on the first day's fighting and defended Peach Orchard Hill (extreme Confederate right) on the Second Day's fighting at Nashville.  Definitely a Confederate image that doesn't come along every day.--$175.SOLD

  31. Seldom encountered Civil War date C.D.V. of Confederate Major General George Edward Pickett.  This is an "Anthony" backmarked image that has been trimed to display in a 1/6th plate hard image case.  A man that will live in history for "Pickett's Charge" at Gettysburg.--SOLD

  32. "Brady's National Portrait Gallery" CDV of General Howell Cobb of Georgia along with his original Colonel rank insignia.  I purchased this set of artifacts many years ago from General Cobb's great granddaughter-in-law (Miss Ida Mae Cobb).  General Cobb delivered the key secession address to the Georgia State Legislature on voting to secede from the Union, and it is this famous family that "Cobb County, Georgia," is named after.  This fine little set of historic Georgia artifacts deserves to be in a collection back in General Cobb's home state.--$395.SOLD

  33. Carte de visite by "Anthony" of Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart - famous for his cavalier appearance and daring exploits.  This is a well known seated pose in uniform with his hat in his lap - and his hand grasping the hilt of his sword.  Killed in 1864 at the Battle of "Yellow Tavern."  The image has several stains from age and is a bit faded.--SOLD

  34. Fully cased, 1/9th plate, tintype of a young Federal Soldier.  This is a bust view, and he is wearing an early war style military jacket.--$125.

  35. Large 1/4th plate tintype of a group of five rugged looking Federal soldiers.  The image has some flaking around the perimeter, but the subjects themselves remain reasonably clear and undamaged.  Interestingly, it can be clearly seen that two of the soldiers are wearing silver shield shaped ID pins.  The image is mounted in a 1/2 hard case.  This would be a quality image for a beginning Civil War collector, because - although not perfect - it is quite rare to find an image with five subjects and with two of the five wearing silver ID badges.--$175.SOLD

  36. Large 1/4th plate tintype of a standing Federal enlistedman in front of a patriotic backdrop.  The image has nice condition brass matting, but is not in a case.--$125.SOLD

  37. Full standing view of a Federal Cavalry officer wearing his nine button officer's frock coat with Lieutenant shoulder straps, a Model 1851 cast brass Eagle sword belt rig, and his maroon officer's sash is visible at his side.  In addition, he has a Model 1860 Light Cavalry saber cradled in his arm.  This is a quite large 1/4 plate image in a 1/2 hard case.  There are a couple small scuff marks on the image, but it is in overall good condition.  It is really hard to find a big 1/4 plate armed Cavalry image.--$250.

  38. Nice condition C.D.V. of one of the South's most beloved Commanders - Gen. J. E. B. Stuart, C.S.A.--$175.SOLD

  39. Extremely rare, 1/9th plate, crisp, clear, ruby ambrotype of an early war Federal Infantryman wearing his sky blue great coat with cape, Model 1858 Union canteen with linen sling over his shoulder, and tar cloth haversack hanging under the canteen with tar cloth strap over his shoulder and under the linen canteen sling.  I could count on my fingers how many images I have had over the last 40 years with canteen and haversack.  If you remove the image from the case and matting, you can see much more of the canteen and haversack.--$395.

  40. Civil War era CDV of General U.S. Grant holding a child.  This image is known as the "Grant in Peace" image.--$48.SOLD

  41. Beautiful condition original "Carbon Studio" albumin of Confederate General P. G. T. Beauregard.  The image measures 4" by 6" and was published by "M. Miley and Son - Lexington, VA (Michael Miley)."  It remains in absolutely perfect condition.--$295.

  42. josmcushing.JPG (45610 bytes)josmcushingrev.JPG (45014 bytes)Bust view CDV of Joseph M. Cushing taken in January of 1864.  Joseph Cushing was a member of Company C, 39th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.  He was a baker by trade and enlisted in 1862 and served until the end of the war.  He was in many major battles, including the Wilderness Campaign.  The photograph was apparently taken while home on leave as the image has a backmark of "G.R. Wilkinson, Medford, Mass."  And, Medford, Mass., is listed as his home residence.--$65.SOLD

  43. bgratzbrown.JPG (38860 bytes)Civil War Era CDV of Benjamin Gratz Brown.  B. Gratz Brown was a well known Civil War Era legislator from Missouri.  Brown is most well known for his extreme - near radical anti-slavery position.  A rather scarce CDV to find.--$48.

  44. brigshields.JPG (29799 bytes)brigsheildsrev.JPG (37807 bytes)CDV of Federal General Jas. Shields.--$48.

  45. soldierbook.JPG (78192 bytes)soldierbookclsd.JPG (78886 bytes)soldierbookclsd2.JPG (82384 bytes)Nice clear BIG 1/4th plate fully cased tintype of a Federal Chaplin.  This is a full standing pose with his bible in his hand.--$295.
  46. grantfamily.JPG (51895 bytes)Unusual horizontal shot C.D.V. of Gen. Grant with his entire family.--$65.

  47. corporal1.JPG (80029 bytes)corporalclsd.JPG (94675 bytes)corporalrev.JPG (86173 bytes)Fully cased 1/6th plate tintype of a young Federal Corporal.  This is a seated outside camp view with his Corporal stripes clearly visible.  The case is a very cool Union Patriotic with the eagle and shield on both sides.--$275.
  48. unioncase.JPG (52121 bytes)unioncasecls.JPG (50374 bytes)unioncaseclsd.JPG (80897 bytes)unioncaserev.JPG (83045 bytes)Nothing less than "Drop Dead" mint beautiful 1/9th plate gutta percha "S. Peck & Co. - Improved Union Case".  If you have a killer 1/9th plate image - Here is a case worthy of it.--$150.
  49. bugler.JPG (70709 bytes)If this image weren't so dark - It would be a BIG DOLLAR image.  It is a 1/9th plate tintype of a Federal BUGLER with his Bugle in his hand.  He is wearing a 9-button Federal enlistedman's frock coat, and is holding his bugle in his hand.  You can easily see the bugle, but the image is, unfortunately, quite dark.  Great content, but because it is so dark - priced to virtually give away.--$195.
  50.  unioncase.JPG (66572 bytes)unioncasecls.JPG (76244 bytes)unioncasebk.JPG (55756 bytes)Quite rare hanging style ornate gutta-percha case for a 1/6th plate tintype or ambrotype.  It is an "Improved UNION CASE" with an "1859" patent date.  When this case came out of the estate sale some of the corners were chipped, and I have had them professionally restored.  Perfect for your "extra nice image.--$150.
  51. 2imageguttamkr.JPG (47132 bytes)2imageguttasldr.JPG (85446 bytes)2imageguttafthr.JPG (78850 bytes)2imageguttapin.JPG (49338 bytes)Excellent condition double cased images of a father and son in a fine "Holmes, Booth, & Hayden" Guttapercha case.  The image of the son is a nice, clear military with a Colt revolver across his chest.  The image of the father is clear as well with a gilted masonic pin clearly visible.  Just a fine condition case and set of images.--$425.
  52. Crisp, clear, fully cased "Really Big" 1/4th plate tintype of a full length standing Federal soldier holding his musket with sling and bayonet.  This is - without a doubt - an early war image in that he is carrying a .69 cal. musket converted from flint. A first class image.--$395.
  53. Very Rare C.D.V. of Confederate General T. J. {Stonewall} Jackson.  It is your classic "Anthony" pose and has a nice clear backmark.  This is a C.D.V. that always has been and always will be among the most sought after due to "Stonewall" Jackson's huge popularity.--$350.SOLD
  54. Very nice condition "E. & H. T. Anthony" backmark C.D.V. of "Maj. Gen. J. Bankhead Magruder".--$65.
  55. Quite rare CDV picturing 14 individuals that were the leadership of the Confederacy and are labeled the, "Confederate Head."  Some of the individuals pictured are Jeb Stuart, Stonewall Jackson, Earl Van Dorn, NB Forrest, Leonidus Polk, and others.--$195.SOLD
  56. Civil War outdoor albumin photograph showing a camp scene with a number of visible soldiers, tents, weapons, and even uncleaned fish no-doubt for supper that night.  It remains in a very old frame.  The image has faded and is somewhat light, but everything is still visible - even the fish !!!--$350.
  57. Scarce "Western Theater" produced "Lee and His Generals" C.D.V.  It has the rare "A. S. Morse - Photographer - Dept. of the Cumberland - Nashville, Tenn." backmark.--$275.SOLD
  58. Nice clear Civil War era C.D.V. of "Little Mac" and his wife.--$85.
  59. Fully cased 1/6th plate tintype of a standing Federal Cavalry Trooper.  He is wearing his kepi,  his Model 1851 sword belt rig,  and has his cavalry saber standing right in front of him.  Nothing really fancy about this guy - Just your typical Federal Cavalry Trooper ready to mount up.--$275.
  60. Nice clear "from life" full standing pose of a young Massachusetts cavalryman.  Crisp backmark of "AB'M Fisher - Photographer - 89 Washington St. - Boston"--$69.
  61. Collection of 5 CDVs and one tintype.  This grouping includes two Civil War soldiers - two Civil War era clergy - and two Span-Am. War soldiers.  There are a variety of different backmarks including a rare San Francisco, Cal. one.--$175. for the entire collection - That's less than $30. per image.
  62. forrestprint.JPG (71374 bytes)Beautiful and tough to come by 1973 print of General Nathan Bedford Forrest that was done by the Sons of Confederate Veterans over 30 years ago.  The print is BIG measuring 24 inches by 30 inches before framing and is absolutely breathtaking once it's matted and framed.  I seldom get these in anymore.--$89.
  63. 1/6th plate ambrotype of a young Union soldier seated with who I would guess to be his younger brother from his look and his age.  Both are seated, and the soldier is wearing a frock coat and his kepi.  The photo has nice clarity but is not in a case.--$115.

  64. CDV engraving of Commodore Nutt and Minnie Warren.--$45.

  65. 1/6th plate tintype of a seated Union infantry sergeant mounted in a one half hard case.   He is wearing a 9-button blue trimmed enlistedman's infantry frock coat with his sergeant stripes clearly visible.  He is also wearing his regulation  U. S. belt rig, but his U.S. buckle has been gilted.  The photo has nice clarity with only a few tiny ageing lines.--$250.

  66. Large 1/4th plate fully cased tintype of a Union Infantryman.  He is standing at attention with his musket with bayonet standing at his side.  He is wearing a U.S. belt rig with buckle, cap box, cartridge box, cross belt, and eagle breastplate.  The photo is just a little dark but has very good content.--$295.

  67. 1/6th plate tintype of a young Union private.  This photo is in a half case, and the young soldier is seated wearing a 9-button enlistedman's frock coat and also has on his kepi.  The photograph is clear and not flaking at all but is just a little dark.  This photo is out of central Ohio, and there is a 34 on his hat.  I would guess this young fellow is a member of the 34th Ohio Vol. Inf.  This is a neat little picture at a very affordable price.--$150.

  68. CDV of a seated Union private.  He is wearing an open frock coat exposing his vest beneath.  The photo has an unusual "Jas. Hart  Muscatine, Iowa" backmark.--$65.
  69. Bust view CDV of a salty old Union veteran.  This old fellow looks serious enough to have seen it all.--$50.
  70.  1usinfantryman.jpg (27856 bytes)1/6th Plate tintype of seated Union Infantryman.  He is wearing a 9-button Federal enlistedman's frock coat...coat is open showing his military vest beneath ...this photo is in nice condition and quite clear -it is a little bit dark however. $125.
  71. 1860s-1870s vintage CDV of a young Union musician.  The musician's lyre is clearly visible on his cap.  There is a light crease from an old bend across the top of the photo.--$50.

 

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