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  1. Crisp, clear, "from life" CDV of Federal General David M. Gregg.  This is a bust view with straps clearly visible and a beautiful brown ink 1864 date identification on the reverse.  He took part in numerous battles including Seven Days Battle, Battle of Antietam, Battle of Fredericksburg, Battle of Chancellorsville, Battle of Gettysburg, Battle of Williamsport, Battle of Yellow Tavern, Battle of Trevilian Station, Battle of St. Mary's Church, Shenandoah Valley Campaign, Siege of Petersburg, Second Battle of Deep Bottom and Ream's Station.  This image is marked, "Gutekunst Photographer - Philadelphia".--$195.SOLD*

  2. Nice, clear, "from life" CDV of a seated Federal Sergeant.  He is wearing a shell jacket with visible Sergeant stripes, a military vest, and a slouch hat.  All in all, a nice clear view of a "likely" Western Theater Federal Sergeant.--$125.SOLD*

  3. Nice clear, bust view CDV of "James Kearney" of "McClellan's Cavalry".  We know this to be James Kearney of "McClellan's Cavalry" as that is written on the CDV.  We have been unable to nail down exactly which James Kearney this is as there are several.  Maybe one of you guys can figure it out.--$95.SOLD*

  4. Nice, clear, full-standing pose of Col. Charles Griswold of the 56th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.  Col. Griswold was KIA during the Battle of the Wilderness.  He was shot in the neck while rallying his troops.  Col. Griswold is buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts.--$195.

  5. Very nice condition, small 1/9th plate size, red/brown "genuine improved Union Case - S. Peck & Co. Manufacturers".  If you have a "exceptionally nice 1/9th plate tintype or ambro.", here is your chance to pick up a very nice case for it.--$150.

  6. Very nice condition bust photograph CDV of Major Orris Blake of the 12th Indiana Cavalry.  The 12th Indiana Cavalry participated in numerous Western Theater battles and skirmishes including Grierson's Raid April 17 - May 20, 1863.  The inscription on the photo reads, "I am very respectfully your Obt. Servant Orris Blake Major 12th Ind. Cav."--$125.SOLD*

  7. Quite rare "gem size" tintype of Homer E. Stone of Co. B, 4th Massachusetts Cavalry.  He enlisted 1-27-1864 and was fatally wounded at Broadway Landing, Virginia, on July 24, 1864.  The poor guy was only in service a few months.--$125.

  8. Very pretty framed print "Our Heroes and Our Flags".  This 12 x 15 inch print was first released in 1896 and then it was released as a fundraiser by the Museum of the Confederacy in 1986.  This is the 1986 release as a fundraiser by the Museum of the Confederacy and has been hanging in the local collection for 37 years.  It is in nice condition and ready to hand.--$45.

  9. Nice clear CDV of Civil War musician, Frank H. Emerson, from Brattleboro, Vermont, and a member of Co. H, 7th Vermont Infantry.  The image was taken by "C. L. Howe - Union Block - Brattleboro, VT".--$55

  10. 1/6th plate tintype of a seated Federal soldier.  He is wearing a 4-button sack coat and a Patriotic scene can be seen behind him.  This image was purchased years ago from a Central Ohio estate sale, so it is very likely that he is an Ohio Volunteer Infantry soldier.  The image remains clear, but is slightly darker than perfect.--$150.

  11. Quite rare bust view CDV image of Confederate General Sterling Price.  General Price served with distinction in numerous Trans-Mississippi Battles.  This image has a crisp "Anthony of New York" backmark.--$275.

  12. Very nice cased pair of Civil War 1/9th plate images.  One image is an ambrotype of a young, Federal Infantry soldier wearing 9-button, Federal Enlistedman's frock coat.  The second image is an older gentleman that we think to likely be his father.  The images were purchased years ago from a Central Ohio estate sale.  Case and both images--$250.

  13. Drop-dead beautiful condition, 1/9th plate, molded thermoplastic image case.  This case has the very ornate outer cover with the Eagle perched atop of the Constitution and surrounded by stars with the American Shield above.  It is dated 1857 and is maker marked, "Littlefield, Parsons, & Co. - Manufacturers of Daguerreotype Cases".  This will be perfect if you have a super nice 1/9th plate image needing a case.--$195.

  14. Very rare, nice clear, 1/9th plate, fully cased tintype of Confederate Cavalryman, J. C. Gibson, of the 8th Confederate Cavalry Regiment.  He is wearing a Richmond Depot style butternut jacket with shoulder tabs and single breast pocket.  The 8th Confederate Cavalry was very active in the Western Theater of the Civil War.  They were camped here in Middle Tennessee near Middleton, Tennessee, when their camp was raided by Wilson's Federal Cavalry in March of 1863.  I was fortunate to recover an excellent, solid cast, Army of Tennessee, CS round corner buckle from this camp and also a nice egg-shaped CS oval.  This is a very nice little Rebel image.  A Regimental History of the 8th Confederate Cavalry is included with the image, and J.C. Gibson is listed on page 162.--$695.SOLD

  15. Extremely rare, large 1/4th plate, fully cased, outdoor multi-subject ambrotype.  In this image, you can see eight adults, one horse and bridle, and two children.  Two of the adults appear to have on military coats, and four of the adults have on tall, "stove pipe" hats.  There are buildings and a fence in the background.  This is a very cool image considering the number of subjects being outside and containing a horse in harness.--$550.

  16. Quite rare, 1/6th plate, fully cased tintype of a New York Zouave wearing his red cap with tassel.  He is also wearing a 4-button Union sack coat.  The image is cased in a scarce, molded thermoplastic "S. Peck & Co." improved "Union" case with an intricate military motif.  The image is somewhat dark but you can clearly see the subject.  The case is in very nice condition except does have one piece approximately 1 1/2 inch missing along one edge.  I do have a contact for restoring this break if wanted.  This is both an image and a case that you rarely see.--$395.

  17. Nice clear 1/6th plate fully cased tintype of a Federal soldier wearing his kepi and also his Federal enlistedman's 9-button frock coat.  The image is cased in a Patented "Union" red-brown Thermoplastic case.--$350.

  18. Nice condition, "from life", CDV image of Confederate General Benjamin Franklin Cheatham.  General Cheatham was a Western Theater Army of Tennessee Commander for most of the war.--$195.

  19. Really pretty fully cased 1/9th plate tintype of a young Federal enlistedman.  The soldier is wearing a regulation 9 - Button Federal .Enlistedman's frock coat.  The case is in really nice condition, and the image is very clear without even one little rust spot.  First class image.--$150.

  20. Very nice condition from life CDV of Federal General William Sherman.  This CDV is backmarked, "New York Photographic Co. - No. 458 Broadway - New York".  It has a nice condition revenue stamp intact on the reverse.--$75.

  21. Bust view from life CDV of a Union Officer.  He is wearing a single-breasted Officer's frock coat, and his rank strap looks to be a Lieutenant.  The image is backmarked, "J. B. Young's Photographic Gallery - 231 Baltimore St. Cor. of Charles" (we assume this means at the corner of Charles and Baltimore St.--$85.

  22. Beautiful condition CDV of President Lincoln and his son "Thaddeus" (Tad).  Nice crisp clarity.--$195.

  23. Full standing view CDV of a Federal officer wearing a double breasted Federal Officer frock coat.  He has his kepi in his hand with an embroided "infantry bugle", and has a regimental "6" in the hat pin loop.  This is a real nice image !!--$95.

  24. Fully cased, 1/6th plate tintype of a Union Corporal.  He is wearing an enlisted man's blue frock coat with his two Corporal Stripes visible.  This is a seated pose wearing his kepi, and his Smith and Wesson .22 cal. revolver is visible in his vest pocket.  The clear glass outside cover has an old crack across it.  It would be a very simple matter to replace the piece of glass.--$275.

  25. Absolutely beautiful 1/6th plate tintype of two seated Federal soldiers, both wearing Infantry frock coats and regulation blue trousers.  One of the men has his kepi resting in his lap.  This image remains crystal clear and is housed in an extremely ornate patriotic black gutta percha case.  The case has an Eagle in the center with wings outspread by an American Flag and also a shield and a cannon with cannon balls.  This style patriotic case is very rare to find.--$395.

  26. Quite rare, from life, bust view of Confederate President Jeff Davis.  The CDV remains in nice condition.--$195.

  27. Beautiful, crisp, clear, fully cased 1/6th plate tintype of a standing Federal infantryman with everything needed to march off to battle.  This is a full standing view wearing an enlistedman's frock coat, his 3-band musket with bayonet at his side, his full belt rig, and cross belt with breastplate, and has his kepi on.  This image is first class !!--$425.

  28. Extremely rare, fully cased, 1/4 plate ambrotype of two seated Confederate Cavalrymen.  One has a Colt Army across his chest, and the other has a Colt Pocket model across his chest.  Both are wearing bow ties and high top Cavalry boots and spurs.--$1,150.

  29. Beautiful photographic estate of Lt. Dan McConnell of the 99th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.  In this grouping is a crystal clear, fully cased, 1/6th plate tintype of Lt. McConnell.  This is a bust view, seated waist up, showing his frock coat, shoulder straps, and kepi with French Horn Infantry hat insignia.  Together with excellent military photograph of Lt. McConnell, there is additionally a fully cased 1/9th plate ambrotype of Lt. McConnell in civilian clothing.  In addition to these pictures is a half-cased ambrotype of Lt. McConnell in civilian clothing with his wife.  Also, there is a 1/6th plate ambrotype of Lt. McConnell's mother in a half-case.  In addition, there is a 1/9th plate ambrotype of a baby which we assume to be his child.  The 99th Ohio served all through Tennessee being at Stones River, Chickamauga, the drive toward Atlanta, and the Battles of Franklin and Nashville.  I purchased this group directly out of the family just days ago.--$495. for the entire five photograph estate.

  30. Tiny folding silver "book" that has two gem size images inside.  I believe both images to be of Civil War Generals, and although they have a familiar look, I cannot place their name.  A little help would sure be appreciated.  The small case itself appears to be solid silver.--$195.

  31. 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 unfortunately a little bit dark however. $125.

  32. Extremely rare, 1/6th plate, ruby ambrotype of an armed Confederate soldier.  This image came out of a local Tennessee estate, and the soldier is holding a Colt Pocket Model revolver across his chest.  He is wearing an early war "roller buckle" style Confederate belt rig.  There is writing done with a pin knife in the upper left corner of the image.  It appears to likely be a name, but we are unable to decipher it.  This would be a fine Confederate image to add to any CS image collection.--$1,250.SOLD

  33. Civil War Era CDV (Carte De Viste) of General George B. McClellan and wife.  This is a "from life" photo.--$89.

  34. Quite rare "BRADY" image of Gen. Tom Thumb wedding.  The image remains in beautiful condition and is dated "1863".  I have in the past seen this "Brady" image priced at $150. and more.--$125.

  35. Nice condition CDV of Confederate General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard.  This image is backmarked, "E. & H.T. Anthony - New York".--$195.

  36. Very odd Civil War Era CDV of General William Sherman.  In this CDV, the photographer took a picture of a Sherman image with the matting around the picture.  This CDV is actually a war date, published "picture of a picture".--$65.

  37. Nice condition, Civil War date CDV of Confederate Lieutenant General Simon Boliver Buckner.  This image was produced by "E. & H. T. Anthony, New York."--$150.

  38. Quite rare, Civil War date CDV picturing over 50 Confederate Generals with each numbered and identified.  The image remains in excellent condition.--$250.

  39. Beautiful condition, 1/6th plate tintype of a pair of Union soldiers, both fully equipped with frock coat, kepi, belt rig, cross belt plate, and musket with bayonet.  The two images are cased in an excellent condition, full thermoplastic display case.  This is a first class image with nice clarity and with both subjects having a musket.--$425.SOLD

  40. Crisp, clear tintype of a Federal Infantry soldier with his Springfield musket with bayonet across his chest and his colt revolver stuck behind his US belt buckle.  The soldier's cross belt with Eagle breast plate is also clearly visible.  The image is housed in a 1/2 hard case just as it came out of the estate.--$295.SOLD

  41. Absolutely breathtakingly beautiful, matted and framed portrait of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest.  This framed print overall measures 30 inches by 36 inches and is framed using acid-free matting and light filtering glass.  The framing job alone on this print costs almost $400.  Here is a super deal, BUT, you will need to pick it up here, because it is some-kinda big.  The print itself was published in 1973 by the SCV.--$350.

  42. Very nice condition, 6 1/2 inch by 4 1/4 inch albumin photograph of James H. Clanton taken by Moyston of Memphis, Tennessee.  On the reverse of the photograph, in very old period writing is, "James H. (Holt) Clanton - Lawyer - CSA Soldier - January 8, 1827 - September 27, 1871 - Killed in a gun fight on the street of the Lamar House Hotel - Knoxville, Tennessee, by a Yankee - A. Clanton."  We are unsure which James H. Clanton it is in the records as there are about three that served.  I have no doubt that with some diligent research this mystery can be solved and likely with additional information.--$48.SOLD

  43. Original stereo card of Mt. Vernon (home of President George Washington) photographed by Gardner of Washington, D.C.  The image has a pleasing, yellowing, aged tone but remains complete and in good condition.--$48.

  44. Clipped corner CDV of Private Ira C. Denise of Co. B, 10th Regiment, New York Infantry.  Private Denise was in the Army 1861, 1862, and until May of 1863 and saw numerous battles including Malvern Hill, Bull Run, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville.  The image is backmarked, "Photographed BY MOSES, 13 E. State Street, Trenton, N.J."--$75. 

  45. Very nice condition, seated view CDV of Private William J. Bodell of Co. D, 66th New York Volunteer Infantry.  This is an excellent photo, signed on the reverse with a nice clear "BRADY'S PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO" mark.--$95.

  46. Very pretty GAR grouping out of Crawford County, Illinois.  This grouping consists of a GAR pin remaining in perfect condition, a ribbon for the 1911, 31st Annual Reunion of the Crawford County Veteran Association, and a CDV of the owner wearing a GAR hat.  We unfortunately do not know the soldier's name, but this is a really nice, out of the bushes, GAR grouping.--$55. for all.

  47. Nice, clear CDV of Federal General William Rosecrans.  This image is particularly relevant here at Stones River in that General Rosecrans commanded the Federal forces here at the Battles of Stones River.  His CDV is one that you do not encounter as often as many of the others.--$95.

  48. Nice bust shot image of a Federal Officer (likely from Kentucky) taken at "J. C. Elrod's Gallery - 409 Main Street - Louisville, KY."  This is a Kentucky photographer that you rarely see.--$85.

  49. Very attractive bust shot C.D.V. of Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston, C.S.A.  This image has a plain reverse with no photographer's stamp.  It's a good solid Reb image.--$150.

  50. Very attractive and quite rare to find in complete condition, 1/9th plate, ornate black thermoplastic photograph case.  This is an "Improved Union Case" by "S. Peck & Company".  The case comes complete with patriotic brass matting and glass.  The brass matting bears the logo, "The Union Now and Forever.--$150.

  51. 1/6th plate, fully cased, Ambrotype of a Union soldier.  He is seated and wearing a 9-button frock coat.  The image remains in nice condition with good clarity and hardly any flaking at all.--$150.

  52. Nice clear, full standing pose CDV of Private David B. Parsels of Co. F, 107th Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry.  This photograph was taken by J. E. Canfield and appears to be an early war photograph.--$75.

  53. Pair of Civil War Era Victorian Age ladies in classic 1850 - 1860 "off-shoulder" gowns.  I believe that these two ladies are likely sisters in that they have similar facial traits.  Both gowns are exquisite.  One of the images is backmarked, "J.W. Molton - Artist - 214 Essex St. - Salem, Mass".  The other is backmarked, "C. Seaver, Jr. - Photographer - 27 Tremont Rd. - Boston".--BOTH IMAGES--$48.

  54. Very nice condition CDV with waist-up pose of Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard.  This CDV has a quite rare "Brady's National Portrait Gallery" backmark.--$195.

  55. Group of four Civil War/Victorian Era ladies.  Three of the four pictures are ambrotypes, two of which are ruby.  There is one tintype.  These images go from a young five-year-old girl to a 30-ish lady, and then to two elderly ladies.  I find the style of their clothing very interesting.  All four images--$125.

  56. Rare stereo card of a "Rice - Raft" with black plantation hands floating rice straw down the creek headed for Charleston.  Rice and rice straw was one of South Carolina's most valuable productions during the Civil War Era.  For over 200 years, there have been prolific rice fields all along the low land reaches of South Carolina.--$95.

  57. Nice, clear, wartime CDV of Confederate General P. G. T. Beauregard.  This image has the rare backmark of "G. W. Minnis - Photographic Gallery - Richmond VA".--$195.

  58. Fresh out of a Pennsylvania estate sale, crisp, clear CDV of a Federal Lieutenant in a Civil War Era, die stamped, black paper lacquered frame.--$175.

  59. Really pretty little lady's locket that is shaped like a bible and actually opens up and has Rare stereo card of a "Rice - Raft" with black plantation hands floating rice straw down the creek headed for Charleston.  Rice and rice straw wase are tintypes of George Washington - Grant - Scott - and McClellan.  The back cover of the locket is not present.  I only get one of these little book lockets about every couple years.  This little locket displays beautifully opened up to the pictures inside.--$195.

  60. 1/6th plate, ambrotype of two seated Union soldiers that look to likely be brothers.  One is wearing a standard kepi, and the other is wearing an earlier Mexican War era hat.  The image is out of an Ohio estate and remains nice and clear.--$150.

  61. Quite rare "From Life" CDV of Confederate Brigadier General Humphrey Marshall.  General Marshall was from Kentucky and was very active during the Civil War Era, both militarily and politically.--$125.

  62. 1/6th plate, tintype of a double-armed, young Union Infantry soldier.  He is wearing his US beltrig with a sideknife stuck behind his belt and his Springfield musket at his side.  This image is in a 1/2 hard case and has very good content, but is unfortunately darker than we would like for it to be.  Even though somewhat dark, it is still a very nice image.--$195.

  63. 1/6th plate tintype of a fully equipped, Federal Infantry Enlistedman.  This is a standing view wearing a 9-button frock coat with US beltrig and cartridge box at his side.  His musket with bayonet stands in front of him.  The photograph is taken in front of a patriotic backdrop with tents, canons, and flags.  The photograph is housed in a 1/2 hard case and remains in good stable condition with no flaking at all.  The only negative is the image is unfortunately darker than what would be ideal.  Even though dark, the image has great content and would be a nice addition to a collection.--$175.

  64. 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.

  65. 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.

  66. 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.

  67. 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.

  68. 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.

  69. 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.

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

  71. 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.
  72. 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.
  73.  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.
  74. Very nice condition "E. & H. T. Anthony" backmark C.D.V. of "Maj. Gen. J. Bankhead Magruder".--$65.SOLD
  75. Nice clear Civil War era C.D.V. of "Little Mac" and his wife.--$85.
  76. 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.
  77. Nice clear "from life" full standing pose of a young Massachusetts cavalryman.  Crisp backmark of "AB'M Fisher - Photographer - 89 Washington St. - Boston"--$69.
  78. 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.
  79. 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.
  80. 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.

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

  82. Bust view CDV of a salty old Union veteran.  This old fellow looks serious enough to have seen it all.--$50.
  83. 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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