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Ultra-rare Autographed CDV of future President Rutherford B Hayes of Ohio
as Colonel of the 23rd OVI.  Signed in pencil on the front.  No imprint, very
clean image and rarely seen.
$4000
Early War volunteer dressed in the Uniform of the Union Continentals.  
Volunteers in Buffalo "
Organized on April 27, 1861, the city guards were made up of
our retired military officers. Its first commander was Captain Millard Fillmore. They would
be called “The Union Continentals.” Their uniforms included a “black frock coat, black
cravat or stock, buff military vest, white cotton gloves, black pantaloons, and the
continental cocked hat with union cockade.” The officers wore “an entire blue navy
uniform” complete with epaulettes, sash, and sword.
Fillmore and his retired boys were reminiscient of 50 years earlier when Buffalo was
burned by the British, and they aimed to keep our city free from flames again. They
designated a whole downtown business block in Buffalo they called The Kremlin—yes, in
1861. It was so named after the Russian hold of military strength against Napolean.
On this day, May 21, 1861, the Buffalo Commercial Advertiser reported that of the 150 of
Buffalo’s Union Continentals, they “included four ex-generals of militia, 16 ex-colonels, 33
ex-majors, 60 ex-captains, and 35 honorary members.” Captain Millard’s men included
judges, doctors, lawyers, bankers—some born before 1812, many afterward in the 20’s,
but all of them seasoned with a military backgrounded and, collectively, quite wealthy.."
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Spectacular Brady view of General David B Birney of the III Corps.
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Ultra-rare and important Autographed view of Custer by Brady.  Rarely seen
on the marketplace.
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Previously framed Patriotic ensemble of three carte de visites of which one is
a Union Drummer boy, with possibly a second one also, though he has no
drum (right).  Young girl cdv on top.  All mounted underneath the patriotic
picture on top.
$750
Unique pair of Captain Robert Potter and his freed slave Servant Bob of the
2nd Connecticut Heavy Artillery.  Published in Keasy's fine work "They were
too Young to Die".  Volume in youth who served in the Civil War.  Rarely do
you have the pair of the officer and his freed slave images together.
$2500
Scarce CDV of Union Soldiers quarters outside of Petersburg during the
siege.  Six soldiers shown standing around and published by a Petersburg
photographer.
$275
Ruins of Hampton Church in 1862 Burnt down by McClellans Army.  Oldest
Protestant church in the country at that time.  Fortress Monroe bm.
$250
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,
1866."
$250
View of a Union Refreshment Saloon.  Not sure of location.
$250
Spectacular rare image of Fighting Joe Hooker by Fredericks with Flag and
Presentation Sword.
$300
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.
$550
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.
$750
     
    $2500