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Ultra-rare view of Colonel Henry W Kingsbury, Colonel of the 11th Connecticut
Vols killed at Antietam.  "Civil War Union Army Officer. He graduated from the
United States Military Academy at West Point, New York in May 1861, and was
posted as a 1st Lieutenant in the 5th United States Regular Artillery. From June
to December 1861 he served as an acting Aide-de-Camp on the staff of Major
General Irvin McDowell. On April 25, 1862 he was commissioned as Colonel and
commander of the 11th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, which he led through to
the September 17, 1862. In that battle he was killed in action while leading his
men against Confederate positions at the Burnside's Bridge area. He was
interred in Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, DC, and a cenotaph was erected for
him in the North Lyme Cemetery, Lyme, Connecticut."
EXcellent African American Civil War historical photograph of person working with
the Sutler of the 41st Illinois Vols photographed with a chicken and a dog.  I
would presume this to a freed slave working for the Sutler during the war.  Would
be great to find out more information on this subject.  Very rare civil war content.
Scarce CDV of Colonel Haldimand Putnam of the 7th New Hampshire Vols killed
in the assault on Fort Wagner made famous by the Charge of the 54th Mass
Vols.  BM Fredericks.
John Harris (May 20, 1793 – May 12, 1864) was the sixth Commandant of the
Marine Corps. He served in the Marine Corps for over 50 years, attaining the
rank of colonel.  During Harris' term as Commandant shortly before the outbreak
of the Civil War, nearly half of his officers resigned to serve the Confederate
States and he labored to reconstitute the weakened Corps. During the early days
of the Civil War, when contraband traffic began to flow from Maryland, Colonel
Harris detailed an entire battalion of Marines to serve as United States Secret
Service operators in the troubled area, with the result that the situation was well
in hand within a brief period. Services rendered to the Union by Marines under
Harris were varied and many. Few, however, have been recorded as outstanding.
[2] This may be attributed to the fact that the Marine Corps of that period was
composed of relatively few men in comparison with the strength of the Army or
the regular Navy. The relatively minor role of the Navy in the Civil War
(memorable almost exclusively for its land battles) may be a factor as well.
CDV of Captain and Major Seth S Buxton a Painter from Salem Mass who served
in the 1st Mass Heavy Artillery from 7/61-1/15/63 when he died of disease.  
Triple armed Union Cavalryman shown with Sword, holstered pistol and carrying
what looks like a Spencer Carbine on a sling.  Tinted blue paints from this tough
looking character.   From the estate of Civil War photographer CG Giers of
Nashville, though this does no have his imprint on the photo.  Ultra hard to find
with carbines.
Ultra rare early 1861 Salt Print CDV of the Officers commanding Fort Sumter
during the bombardment.  Rarely every seen except in books, this larger than  
normal cdv shows    Robert Anderson surrounded by Abner Doubleday, future
Generals Truman Seymour, John Foster, Jefferson Davis and several other
officers.  First available copy I have seen on the marketplace and unfortunately in
rough condition.
Whitehurst view of Colonel Henry Wilson 22nd Mass Vols.  Later Vice President
of the United States.
CDV of Major Robert Dollard of Easton Mass, served with the 23rd Mass
4/61-6/64 rising from Private to captain, then transfered to the 2nd Colored
Cavalry of the Army of the James where he was promoted Major.  Discharged in
Texas in 1866.  Ink signed on back Richardson bm.  
CDV of Colonel Alfred W Taylor, 4th NY Infantry, cashiered for drunkeness,
returned by order of President Abraham Lincoln, later resigning.  
CDV of Captain James Edward Thorndike, served as a Corporal in the 8th
Missouri Vols 5/61-6/62, then promoted Captain and ADC on the Staff of General
Saxton resigning in 1865.    Boston Bm.  
Rare and important autographed cdv of Colonel and later BBG Henry L Burnett
Judge Advocate General.  Served in the 2nd Ohio Cavalry early in the war before
joining the JAG Service, he was the Chief Prosecutor of the Lincoln Conspirators
in the trial that was presided at the War's End.  By Alexander Gardner
. Chaplain Henry Clay Trumbull 10th Connecticut Vols wearing a very rare Heart
Shaped 24th Corps badge with a 10th Corps Badge interior.  The  10th have
served in both Corps during the War.  
Rare and important cdv of Kit Carson and Edwin Perrin Indian Agent taken in New
Mexico in 1862.  
CDV of Lt Colonel Thomas M Davies of the 14th New York Infantry.  Published
Composite views of the Officers of the 107th NYVI including Colonel Nirom
 "The following is taken from The Union army: a history of military affairs in the loyal states, 1861-
65 -- records of the regiments in the Union army -- cyclopedia of battles -- memoirs of commanders and
soldiers. Madison, WI: Federal Pub. Co., 1908. volume II.
One Hundred and Seventh Infantry.—Cols., Robert B. Van Val-kenburgh, Alexander S. Diven, Nirom M.
Crane; Lieut.-Cols., Alexander S. Diven, Gabriel L. Smith, Newton T. Colby, William F. Fox, Lathrop Baldwin,
Allen S. Sill; Majs., Gabriel L. Smith, Newton T. Colby, William F. Fox, Lathrop Baldwin, Allen S. Sill,
Charles J. Fox. This regiment, known as the Campbell Guards, was recruited in the counties of Chemung,
Schuyler and Steuben, rendezvoused at Elmira, and was there mustered into the U. S. service for three years,
Aug. 13, 1862. It was a fine regiment, noted for its efficiency and discipline, the first regiment from the North
organized under the second call, and the first to arrive at Washington, in acknowledgment of which it
received a banner from the state and a personal visit from the president. It was raised by two patriotic
Members' of the legislature, Robert: B. Van Valkenburg, and Alexander S. Diven, who became colonel and
lieutenant-colonel, respectively. It left the state on Aug. 13, 1862; was stationed in the defenses of
Washington for a month; was then assigned to the 1st division (Williams), 12th corps (Mansfield), and fought
its first battle at Antietam, where it was heavily engaged, losing 63 in killed, wounded and missing. The
veteran Gen. Mansfield fell, mortally wounded at Antietam, and Gen. Henry W. Slocum succeeded to the
command of the corps. The regiment was again heavily engaged at the disastrous battle of Chancellorsville,
where the brunt of the fighting fell on the 3d and 12th corps, and lost in this action 83 killed, wounded and
missing, among the killed being Capt. Nathaniel E. Rutter. The regiment was only slightly en-gaged at
Gettysburg, and after the battle joined with its corps in pursuit of Lee into Virginia, engaging without loss at
Jones' cross-roads and near Williamsport, Md. In September it was ordered with the corps to Tennessee to
reinforce Rosecrans, and was stationed along the railroad from Murfreesboro to Bridgeport. In April, 1864, the
12th corps was changed to the 20th, but Williams' division retained its red star. On Dec. 9, 1863, four cos. of
the 145th were transferred to the 107th, and in May the regiment moved on the Atlanta campaign. It fought
at Resaca, Cassville, and Dallas, and lost 26 killed and 141 wounded at New Hope Church. From June 9 to
July 2 it was engaged about Kennesaw mountain; fought at Peachtree creek and took part in the siege of
Atlanta; moved in November on Sherman's march to the sea; then took part in the final campaign of the.
Carolinas, being engaged at Rock-ingham, Fayetteville, Averasborp (where it lost 46 killed, wounded and
missing), Bentonville, .Raleigh and Bennett's house. It was mustered out near Washington, D. C., under Col.
Crane, June 5, 1865, having lost during its term of service 4 officers and 87 enlisted men, killed and died of
wounds; 131 enlisted men died of disease, accidents, in prison, etc., total deaths, 222.
CDV of Private Joseph W Hoke 93rd Pennsylvania Vols,by Lothrops Phila, ink
signed on the verso.  WIA Wilderness.
Interesting Patriotic CDV of the Soldier at camp and the home missing him.  
Period ink on the verso, "camp Abercrombie Feb 2 1863 signed D J Gary/Cary.
CDV of Chaplain Henry Clay Henries, Lincoln Maine.  Served with the 8th Maine
Volunteers and as a Chaplain in the US Volunteers Hospital System till he died of
disease on 3/29/65.
Col. William H Noble 17th Connecticut Vols XI Corps.  Colonel of the 17th CVI.
Wounded at Chancellorsville, captured in 1864 in Florida and imprisoned at
Andersonville. Brevet promotion to Brigadier General March 1865.  Partridge
Bridgeport bm.
Colonel Edward Anderson 37th Ilinois Vols, 12th Indiana Cavalry.   Colonel
Edward Anderson was an ordained minister who enlisted as a chaplain. He later
took command of the 12th Indiana Cavalry and purportedly, General Nathan
Bedford Forrest had a $500.00 bounty for his capture or death.
Anthony/Brady view of Colonel Samuel W Black 62nd Pa Vols.  Killed at Gaine's
Mills in 1862
McLees view of Colonel Henry O Ryerson, 2nd/23rd/10th NJ vols Mortally
Wounded and taken prisoner at the Wilderness.
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