NEW ARRIVALS; updated 2/22/2018
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Rare Vannerson and Jone view of the famous Cavalryman Nathan Bedford
Forrest of Tennessee.  Rarely seen these days.
Beautifully tinted view of Confederate General and Govenor of Virginia Henry
A Wise by Rees Richmond.
Lincoln mourning ribbon which someone would have previously worn during
the Mourning period for the slain President.  Flag and image attached to
black cloth.
Important Stereoview of the Commanders of the II Corps in Virginia in 1864,   
Generals Hancock, Birney, Barlow and Gibbon. Anthony/Brady.
Some of the most important photography of the Civil War will follow with these
original Alexander Gardner Stereoviews of the destruction of the battle of
Antietam.  First time the world had seen scenes of carnage in original
photographs.   Very rare.  View of the Confederate dead along the road
south of the Corn Field.  (Gardner/Brady imprints on all images in this group)
Dead of the Irish Brigade before the sunken Road.  
Burying the dead on the Battlefield
More Confederate dead along the road to the south of the Cornfield.
Confederate Dead in the Sunken lane.
More confederate dead along the road south of the Corn Field.
Dead Confederate who had dragged himself into a small ravine to die.
CDV of Confederate Spy Belle Boyd. "Maria Isabella "Belle" Boyd was one of the
Confederacy's most notorious spies. She was born in May 1844 in Martinsburg, Virginia
(now West Virginia) to a prosperous family with strong Southern ties. During the Civil
War, her father was a soldier in the Stonewall Brigade, and at least three other members
of her family were convicted of being Confederate spies.  Following a skirmish at nearby
Falling Waters on July 2, 1861, Federal troops occupied Martinsburg. On July 4, Belle
Boyd shot and killed a drunken Union soldier who, as she wrote in her post-war
memoirs, "addressed my mother and myself in language as offensive as it is possible to
conceive. I could stand it no longer...we ladies were obliged to go armed in order to
protect ourselves as best we might from insult and outrage." She did not suffer any
reprisal for this action, "the commanding officer...inquired into all the circumstances with
strict impartiality, and finally said I had 'done perfectly right.'" Thus began her career as
"the Rebel Spy" at age 17."  Anthony bm.
Anthony CDV of Nathaniel B Tucker Confederate Agent. "Tucker was born in
Winchester, Virginia, the son of Congressman Henry St. George Tucker, Sr. and Ann
Evelina Hunter, brother of John Randolph Tucker, Congressman, and uncle of Henry St.
George Tucker, III, Congressman. He was the namesake of his uncle, author and judge
Nathaniel Beverley Tucker.[1] He was educated at the University of Virginia. He was
founder and editor of the Washington Sentinel from 1853 to 1856. In December 1853 he
was elected printer to the United States Senate, and in 1857 was appointed consul to
Liverpool, England, remaining there until 1861.  He joined the Confederate Army, and
was sent by the Confederate government in 1862 as an economic agent to England and
France, and in 1863–64 to Canada, to arrange for the exchange of cotton for Union food.
[3] He also made some secret diplomatic representations to Northern men of influence.
He was included on the Union “Wanted List” during the War, and was charged as a
conspirator in the plot to assassinate Abraham Lincoln. Although he was never arrested,
he was never pardoned either.[4] He went to Mexico after the Civil War ended, was there
until the reign of Maximilian I of Mexico came to an end, whereupon he returned to
Canada.[5] Upon returning to the United States in 1869, he resided in Washington, D.C.,
and Berkeley Springs, West Virginia.  
In 1840 or 1841, he married Jane Shelton Ellis (born about 1820 in Richmond, Virginia),
the daughter of Charles Ellis and Jane Shelton. Among his eight children was Beverley
Dandridge Tucker,[5] Episcopal Bishop of Southern Virginia (who in turn by Anna Maria
Washington was the father of Henry St. George Tucker, Episcopal Bishop of Kyoto,
Japan, and later Virginia and, even later, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church,
USA). He died in Richmond, Virginia."
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".