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Alexander Gardner CDV of Seth Kinman hunter and trapper who presented to
President Lincoln the Elk Horn Chair.  Nice.  
$275
Civil War era CDV of a Slave holding a child on lap presumably from her
owners.  From the estate of Civil War photographer C G Giers of Nashville.  
Sharp image though the top is trimmed as seen.
Sold
Anthony CDV of Union Spy George Curtis "George Curtis was a resident of
New York at the beginning of the Civil War and joined a New York infantry
regiment. He then became a Pinkerton agent, and a Union spy.  He was
selected in 1862 to obtain information from Richmond. He made his way to the
Confederate capital as a contraband merchant selling gun caps, ammunition,
and the much needed quinine. The day after reaching Virginia he was taken to
the Confederate lines and to an audience with Major General A. P. Hill.  
General Hill gave him a pass to go on to Richmond and also asked Curtis if he
would carry some dispatches as well. Curtis gladly agreed to carry out his
request. When Curtis reached Richmond he was introduced to Confederate
Secretary of War Judah Benjamin where he negotiated for the delivery of his
contraband goods and received a pass to move in and out of Richmond freely.  
Throughout the war Curtis was asked to, and did, carry dispatches to
Confederate General John B. Magruder. But before they reached General
Magruder they were taken by Mr. Bangs, Pinkerton's supervisor for field
agents. There they were copied before continuing on to General Magruder.
Curtis was never suspected for a spy, he was never arrested. He worked as a
contraband merchant for the duration of the war, never once was he suspected
of carrying important information to the Union forces".
$200
     
     
     
     
     
     
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