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CDV of David M Gregg Union Cavalry Commander in the Army of the
Potomac.  Anthony/Brady.
"William Thomas Ward Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 4th district In office March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853
Member of the Kentucky House of Representatives In office 1850.  William
Thomas Ward (August 9, 1808 – October 12, 1878) was a brigadier general
in the United States Army during the American Civil War, a United States
Congressman from the U.S. state Kentucky, and member of the Kentucky
Legislature.  William T. Ward was born in Amelia County, Virginia. He
attended common schools and then St. Mary's College near Lebanon,
Kentucky. Ward studied law and was admitted to the bar, beginning practice
in Greensburg, Kentucky. Ward served in the Mexican-American War as
major of the 4th Kentucky Volunteers from 1847 to 1848. In 1850, Ward
served as a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives. He was
elected to represent the Kentucky 4th Congressional District to U.S.
Congress as a member of the Whig Party, serving in the House of
Representatives 32nd Congress (March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853). He did
not stand for renomination in 1852.  With the outbreak of the Civil War,
Ward was commissioned as a brigadier general in the Union Army, serving
throughout the war. Ward led a brigade in XX Corps during the early stages
of the Atlanta Campaign. After MG Daniel Butterfield went on leave, Ward
commanded third division XX Corps for the remainder of the campaign
including conspicuous service at the battle of Peachtree Creek. He also led
it in Sherman's March to the Sea and the Carolinas Campaign.
Ultra-Rare view of General Daniel Rodman who was killed at Antietam in
1862.  AnthonyBrady bm. (not trimmed below, scanner cutoff view)
Autographed view of John Burns citizan who fought at the battle of
Gettysburg. Williards bm, not trimmed at top.
CDV of the Battleflag of the 3rd New Jersey Volunteers.  It was recruited and
mustered into Federal service in May 1861, and was brigaded with the 1st
New Jersey Volunteer Infantry, the 2nd New Jersey Volunteer Infantry, and
the 4th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry to make up what became famed as
the "First New Jersey Brigade". Early on, the regiment participated in small
actions such as the Bog Wallow Ambush in Northern Virginia. The regiment
and brigade served as the 1st Brigade of the 1st Division of the VI Corps,
and participated in numerous battles from the June 27, 1862, Battle of
Gaines Mill, Virginia, to the final Union assaults on Confederate positions at
Petersburg, Virginia, in April 1865.  The remnants of the 3rd New Jersey
Volunteer Infantry were mustered out at Hall's Hill, Virginia, on June 29, 1865
CDV of the Battleflag of the 7th Pennsylvania Reserves.  "The 7th
Pennsylvania Reserve Regiment, also known as the 36th Pennsylvania
Volunteer Infantry Regiment, was an infantry regiment that served in the
Union Army during the American Civil War. It was part of the 2nd Brigade of
the Pennsylvania Reserves division. At the Battle of the Wilderness, on May
5, 1864, most of the regiment became surrounded by the enemy and was
forced to surrender. The captives were sent to Confederate prisoner-of-war
camps where they were kept until the final months of the war."
Spectacular and new to the marketplade, fully complete with documents
Officers desk of " This desk belonged to Jacob
Widaman, Company G, 8th Indiana Infantry. The desk has his name
& unit penciled on the side of the desk w/ "New Orleans" below
where he must have obtained the desk. The desk contains well over
500 documents, letters, broadsides, general orders, muster roles,
discharges, ordnance reports. etc... The documents date from Dec.
1861 & end in 1865. There are a handful of post war documents
concerning Widaman's pension application & other personal items.
This desk has been retained by a Nebraska family & is being offered
for the first time. The 8th Indiana saw many theaters of war & the
documents contained pretty well follow their history starting in
Indianapolis, moving into western Virginia mid 1861, moving to St.
Louis in Sept., Arkansas in early 1862, taking part in the Battle of
Pea Ridge in March, then moving into Missouri, then into Louisiana
& in April moving up the Mississippi River to Vicksburg taking part in
the June 22nd 1863 assault on the Confederate Works at Vicksburg
sustaining 117 casualties that 1 day including 2 color bearers. There
is a good descriptive letter citing both KIA color bearers John
Swafford & Harrison Webb for gallantry. In the desk there is a grape
shot & a fired minie ball which, though not tagged are thought to be
from this Vicksburg fight. After the surrender of Vicksburg, the 8th
took a steamer back to New Orleans staying for a couple weeks
before leaving for Texas. The 8th was sent to Washington DC on
August 2nd 1864 & were soon assigned to the Shenandoah Valley
where they took part in the Battles of Fisher's Hill & Cedar Creek.
The regiment left the valley on January 6th 1865 & arrived in
Savannah, Georgia where it remained on duty in southern Georgia
until being mustered out August the 28th. The fighting 8th Indiana
lost 269 dead during the war. Widaman retained most if not all of his
general orders, many being field printed. A few of the imprints noted
were Batesville, Ark., Camp Arno, Ark., Camp Pittsburg Landing,
Tn., Camp Corinth Road, Miss., Algiers, La., Ligerville, La., Brasher
City, La., Indianola, Tx., Fort Esperanzos, Tx., Brownsville, Tx. & a
Rare CDV of Oliver Wendall Holmes III of Boston before enlisting in the 20th
Mass Vols.  Served during the war, was wounded 3 times and eventually
became the leading Jurist in US history as the head of the Supreme Court.  
Black of Boston bm.
Sharp view of Custer's favorite photograph of himself published by