Spectacularly rare 1/6th plate tintype of a Union General and staff
outdoors. One of the seated officers has had has face rubbed out,
which was sometimes done as a sign a person had died. What a
shame. Possibly General George Stoneman or David B Birney.
Rare subject to see in a Tintype. If clear this would be incredibly
Autographed Cabinet Card face dated June 1865 of Orlando M Poe. Served
in West Virginia with McClellan and came East to help in the defenses of
Washington, named Colonel 2nd Michigan Vols which he commanded on the
Penninsula, in Brigade command 2nd Bull Run through Fredericksburg,
Failure to achieve a Brigadiership in 1862 reverted him to Capt USA and
Engineer for the XXIII Corps where he setup the defenses of Knoxville Tn.
which culminated in Longstreets defeat by Burnside in 1863. Sherman
appointed him his Chief Engineer for his Armies where Sherman considered
him” Indespensible”. Promoted to BBG in 1865 he went on to an excellent
career under Sherman in the Post War Army. Rare view
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 see the following images below)
Scarce Stereoview of General Edward Ferrero of the IX Corps at Petersburg. Ferroro a Division Commander under Burnside was to lead his Black Troops in the
assault on the Crater until Meade changed plans at the last minute and substituted Ledlie’s untrained troops resulting in a disaster where many of both Divisions were
slaughtered. Anthony bm showing a neat scene on the porch of a house
Ultra rare image of Gersham Mott’s II Corps Division Headquarters in Virginia
in 1864. Image shows Mott and staff outside his HQ tent along with Division
Flag with trefoil hanging from the right. JP Doremus of Patterson NJ backmark
with period inscription on verso Compliments of Capt. JH Dessault of the 8th
NJ. Rare image of a Union HQ in the field. Slight crease in middle not
detracting from image.
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.”
Ultra Rare View of a Union Regimental Execution duing the Civil War.
Regiment is setup in parade formation around the scaffold set in the middle of
the scene. A group rides towards the scaffold which may include the
condemned soldier. An id paper came with the image saying that it is Private
William H Howe of the 116th Pa Vols being hanged for desertion and murder.
But I have no way to confirm that it is indeed him. This is only the third CDV I
have seen portraying an execution which makes these incredibly Rare
Two rare albumen views of Fort Sumter after she surrendered to the
confederates and their bombardment and before she was pounded into a pile
of rubble by the US Navy in 1863. Shows workmen fixing the damage done by
the Conferates they repair the Fort. First time I have ever seen these views.
Mount is 8 by 10 in.
Quarter plate Ruby ambrotype in thermoplastic case of Sanborn of New
Hampshire. Note period name pinned to the image and it comes with a
state certificate confirming Sanborn’s service in New Hampshire. There
were multiple Henry Sanborn’s in New Hampshire, but I believe this is of
the 12th NHV. Sharp image with rifle.
Scarce large albumen of Major General Alvin C Gillem. West Point
Class of 1851, Seminole War Veteran and stationed in Texas
preWar. At war’s beggining he was a Captain on the staff of George
Thomas and was breveted Major for Spring Mill Ky, then made
Colonel of the 10th Tennessee Vols, and was Provost Marshal of
Nashville in 1862. In overall command of the troops that killed John
Hunt Morgan and Cavalry in Eastern Tn that carried into Sherman’s
campaign into North Carolina. Commanded in Mississippi post war
and was involved in the attack on the Modoc Indians at the Lava Beds
in California. 10 by 11 inch’s.
John Coughlin (1837 to May 27, 1912) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Coughlin received the country’s highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action at Swifts Creek in Virginia on 9 May 1864. He was honored with the award on 31 August 1893. Coughlin was born in Williamstown, Vermont, in 1837. He was appointed as Lieutenant Colonel of the 10th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry in September 1862, and mustered out with the regiment in June 1865. He died on 27 May 1912, and his remains are
interred at the Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Medal of Honor
During a sudden night attack upon Burnham’s Brigade, resulting in much confusion, this officer, without waiting for orders, led his regiment forward and interposed a line of battle between the advancing enemy and Hunt’s Battery, repulsing the attack and saving the guns. Large Framed Albumen of this rare Medal of Honor officer
Unframed Oval albumen from CG Giers photographer in Nashville’s estate of Union General Robert Granger. “Granger was born in Zanesville, Ohio. He graduated from the United States Military Academy, placing 28th in the class of 1838.
Granger became a first lieutenant of infantry in 1839. He served as an officer in the Seminole War, and was assistant instructor of tactics at West Point in 1843–44. During the Mexican– American War, Granger was promoted to captain on September 8, 1847. When the war ended, he was assigned to a series of posts on the Texas frontier. With the outbreak of the Civil War and the secession of Texas in early 1861, he was captured with Major Sibley’s command on April 27. He was paroled with the stipulation that he not serve in the field again
until August 1862, when he was formally exchanged. During this period, he was promoted to major on September 9, 1861, and organized an infantry brigade at Mansfield, Ohio. He was the commandant of the troops at Louisville, Kentucky. On September 1, 1862, following his exchange, he was commissioned brigadier general of Kentucky volunteers, and commanded the Kentucky state troops. He saw action in a series of small engagements—Shepherdsville, Lebanon Junction, and Lawrenceburg, for which he was brevetted as a colonel in the Regular Army. He received his commission as brigadier general of U. S. volunteers on October 20, 1862, and commanded a division. In 1863, he returned to administrative duty, commanding the Districts of Nashville and Middle Tennessee. In early 1864, he superintended the defenses and organized the depot at Nashville. He was then assigned to the command of the District of Northern Alabama, and was engaged in the capture of General Roddy’s camp, in the expulsion of Joseph Wheeler from middle Tennessee, and in the defense against Nathan Bedford Forrest’s raid. In October 1864, he defended Decatur, Alabama against John B. Hood’s army, made a sortie on the Confederate siege-works, and received the brevet of brigadier general in the Regular Army for these services. He commanded in northern Alabama in 1865 during the occupation. He was brevetted major general in the Regular Army
for his services during the war and was promoted lieutenant colonel on June 12, 1865 and colonel on August 16, 1871. Granger was placed on the retired list January 1, 1873.”
Oval Portrait of Major J Albert Monroe of the Rhode Island 1st LA.
Served throughout the war eventually rising to command of the II
Corps Artillery under Winfield Scott Hancock. During the Antietam
campaign he commanded the I corps Artillery where his batteries were
heavily engaged during the day. A copy of his battle report
accompanies this image. Rare artillery commander associated with
the famed II Corps during the latter half of the War. Photographer
imprint of Henry Ulke Washington DC.