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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.
Tinted large albumen of General Charles Doolittle of Michigan.  "Doolittle was
born in Burlington, Vermont, the son of Matthew Doolittle. He attended school
in Montreal, Quebec, and moved to New York City in 1847, finally settling in
Hillsdale, Michigan, where he was a store clerk.  He was commissioned first
lieutenant in Company E, 4th Michigan Infantry on June 20, 1861, and
promoted to captain of Company H on August 20, 1861. His regiment
participated in the Peninsula Campaign, where he was wounded at the Battle
of Gaines' Mill on June 28, 1862. He was promoted to colonel and assumed
command of the 18th Michigan Infantry on August 13, 1862. Doolittle and his
regiment served in the Western Theater for the duration of the war, with
various assignments in Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia. His
troops helped defend Athens, Alabama, against Confederate cavalry under
Joseph Wheeler and Decatur, Alabama, against John Bell Hood.  On April
22, 1865, President Andrew Johnson appointed Doolittle brigadier general of
volunteers to rank from January 27, 1865.[1] President Abraham Lincoln had
nominated Doolittle for the appointment on January 30, 1865 and the U.S.
Senate confirmed the nomination on February 14, 1865 but Lincoln was
unable to make the formal appointment before he was assassinated.[1]
Doolittle was mustered out of the volunteer service on November 30,
1865.[1] On February 24, 1866, President Johnson nominated Doolittle for
appointment to the brevet grade of major general of volunteers, to rank from
March 13, 1865, and the U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment on May 4,
View of a Union Refreshment Saloon.  Not sure of location.
Spectacular rare image of Fighting Joe Hooker by Fredericks with Flag and
Presentation Sword.
Impressive autographed view of BBG Thomas Sherman of the 22nd Mass
Vols.  Commanded the Regiment at Gettysburg among other actions during
the War.  Boldly signed on front.
Rare George Custer Autographed Cover addressed to his Wife Libby as Mrs
Genl Custer care of Col. Parnell in Detroit Michigan posted in 1871.  Stamp
missing.  From the personal estate of Libby Custer.  Written in George's own
hand.  Custer autographs from Documents generally go for about $3000.
Anthony/Brady view of Lew Wallace, author of Ben Hur, Victor at Monocacy
and Govenor of New Mexico corresponding with Billy the Kid for a pardon.
John Black Jack Logan of Illinois by Barr & Young Photographers.
Ultra Rare view of Union Spys including an African American by Brady.  
Period ID on verso "Our spies in the South especially in Richmond."  Very
CDV of Colonel Henry Sturgis Russell of Massachusetts.  Served in the 2nd
and 5th Mass Cavalry Regiments up to rank of Colonel and BBG.  Pow
Cedar Mtn and WIA Baylors Farm Va.  From a famous Boston family.  
Early war pose of Colonel William TC Grower of the 17th NY Vols.  Rose to
Colonel of the Regiment.  WIA 2nd Bull Run and KIA Jonesboro Ga. in 1864.
CDV of Captain Ebenezer J Barnes of Oskaloosa Ks who served with the 5th
Kansas Cavalry from 6/62 to sometime in 1864 when he died of disease at
Pine Bluff Ark.  Rose from Private to Captain.  Regiment saw action all over
Missouri, Arkansas and Kansas.  Rare.
CDV of Colonel Samuel H Leonard of the 13th Mass Vols.  Served from
7/61-8/64.  Wounded at Gettysburg while commanding the regiment on July
1 1863.  Boston bm. (650)
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".