Rare Large Albumen in a period frame of Confederate General Samuel
Jones of Virginia. West Point Class of 1841, originally involved in the CSA
Artillery he was promoted to BG in 1861 and to Major General in 1862.
“From December 4, 1862, until March 4, 1864, Jones commanded the
Department of Western Virginia, with his headquarters at Dublin, Virginia.
He was in general charge of the operations in defense of the Virginia and
Tennessee Railroad and the vital salt mines. The September 1863 Battle
of Blountville was the initial step in a Union attempt to force Jones and his
command to retire from East Tennessee. He then commanded the district
of South Carolina until January 1865. When the Union Navy began shelling
Charleston, South Carolina, Jones placed fifty captured Federal officers
brought into town under guard. He then advised Union Maj. Gen. John G.
Foster to stop the bombardment unless he wanted to risk killing his own
men. An irate Foster retaliated by placing captured Confederates,
including Brig. Gen. M. Jeff Thompson, directly in the line of fire from
Jones’s guns. In February 1865, Jones was named the commander of the
Department of Florida and South Georgia, a post he held until the end of
hostilities, when he surrendered at Tallahassee on May 10, 1865″ Rarely
do you find Confederate images other than of Lee in this size. Comes with
or withou frame. On the verso in pencil it says Cook photograph which
would make sense as he was in Charleston near the end of the War.
Ultra Rare and important from life views of Roger Hanson and Wife by
Bendann Bros Baltimore. The Roger Hanson image is autographed on the
front. Very rare to find this original image vs the much copied versions
usually on the marketplace. Hanson was killed at the battle of Stones
River/Murphreesboro at the end of 1862.
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.
JEB Stuart by Anthony.
CDV of Confederate General James Canty by Anthony. Period incorrect
ink id of Patrick Cleburne which is interesting. Colonel of the 15th
Alabama Infy fighting at Winchester, the Seven Days, Brigadier General in
1863 in the Army of Tennessee fighting at Atlanta, Franklin, Nashville and
Bentonville. Rarely seen.
Jno Mosby CDV by Anthony