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Nathaniel Parker Willis (January 20, 1806 – January 20, 1867), also known as N. P. Willis,[1] was an
American author, poet and editor who worked with several notable American writers including Edgar
Allan Poe and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. He became the highest-paid magazine writer of his day.
For a time, he was the employer of former slave and future writer Harriet Jacobs. His brother was the
composer Richard Storrs Willis and his sister Sara wrote under the name Fanny Fern.  Born in Portland,
Maine, Willis came from a family of publishers. His grandfather Nathaniel Willis owned newspapers in
Massachusetts and Virginia, and his father Nathaniel Willis was the founder of Youth's Companion, the
first newspaper specifically for children. Willis developed an interest in literature while attending Yale
College and began publishing poetry. After graduation, he worked as an overseas correspondent for the
New York Mirror. He eventually moved to New York and began to build his literary reputation. Working
with multiple publications, he was earning about $100 per article and between $5,000[2] and $10,000
per year.[3] In 1846, he started his own publication, the Home Journal, which was eventually renamed
Town & Country. Shortly after, Willis moved to a home on the Hudson River where he lived a semi-
retired life until his death in 1867.  Willis embedded his own personality into his writing and addressed
his readers personally, specifically in his travel writings, so that his reputation was built in part because
of his character. Critics, including his sister in her novel Ruth Hall, occasionally described him as being
effeminate and Europeanized. Willis also published several poems, tales, and a play. Despite his
intense popularity for a time, at his death Willis was nearly forgotten."
Fantastic view of three Union Amputees showing their missing limbs.  
Unfortunately no id's but in period ink on the verso " Three Hero's of the
Great Struggle for Civil & ____ Country"  Middle soldier still wearing his
uniform while the other two are mostly in civilian garb. Rarely seen important
image of the casualties of War.
CDV of Major Charles L Brown of the 34th NYVI.  Served 5/61 till he was
killed at the Battle of Malvern Hill on 7/3/62.  Rose from Captain to Major.  
Published in the database.  
CDV of Bvt Brigadier General John B Dennis.  Served with the 6th Mass,
then the 7th Connecticut Vols 9/61-1/65 rising from Capt to BBG. "John
Benjamin Dennis (May 23, 1835 – December 26, 1894) was a Union Army
officer during the American Civil War who was subsequently appointed a
brevet brigadier general. He was a metal worker before the war.[1][2] At the
beginning of the war, he served as a private with the 6th Massachusetts
Militia. He later served as a captain in the 7th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry.
He was severely wounded at the Battle of Pocotaligo in South Carolina. He
was later captured at Bermuda Hundred, Virginia, on June 2, 1864.  After his
release, he was appointed major and additional paymaster on January 25,
1865.  He subsequently received appointments to the brevet ranks of
lieutenant colonel and colonel to rank from March 13, 1865.  He was
mustered out of the volunteers on July 31, 1865.  On December 8, 1868,
President Andrew Johnson nominated Dennis for appointment to the grade
of brevet brigadier general of volunteers, to rank from March 13, 1865, and
the United States Senate confirmed the appointment on February 16, 1869.
After the war, Dennis was a lawyer and Internal Revenue Service official.
CDV of Colonel/BBG Asa Peabody Blunt 3rd/6th/12th Vermont Regiments.
Blunt was appointed adjutant of the 3rd Vermont Infantry on June 6, 1861,
and was mustered into federal service on July 16. On September 25, he was
promoted to lieutenant colonel, 6th Vermont Infantry, and then Colonel of the
12th Vermont Infantry on September 19, 1862. On October 27, the 2nd
Vermont Brigade was formed from the 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, and 16th,
Vermont Infantry regiments, and Blunt assumed temporary command of the
brigade as the ranking colonel, filling this position until December 7, when
Brigadier General Edwin H. Stoughton arrived and assumed command.  
Stoughton was not popular with the officers and men of the brigade, so when
he was captured by Confederate partisan John S. Mosby on March 9, 1863,
few mourned his loss. Colonel Blunt assumed command of the brigade again,
turning it over to the new brigade commander, Brigadier General George J.
Stannard, on April 20.  By the end of June, most of the brigade was waiting to
muster out, their nine months obligation ended. But Robert E. Lee's incursion
into Pennsylvania delayed that for a few weeks, and the brigade finally got to
see some action. Blunt's 12th and the 15th regiments, however, were left
behind in Emmitsburg, Maryland, guarding the supply trains, and were not
able to participate in the brigade's flanking movement that helped stop
Pickett's Charge on July 3 at the Battle of Gettysburg. On July 4, Blunt's
regiment was released to return to Vermont, and he mustered out with the
regiment on July 14, 1863.  Just more than six months later, On February 24,
1864, Blunt was appointed Captain and Assistant Quartermaster of
Volunteers, and was ordered to report to the Commanding General,
Department of Virginia and North Carolina, for duty in the Quartermaster's
Department, which duties he assumed on April 25. He became the Depot
Quartermaster for the Army of the James on May 4, 1864, and served in this
position until late 1865. On March 13, he was rewarded for his meritorious
service at the Battle at Lee's Mills and Savage's Station with a brevet
promotion to brigadier general. He also received brevet ranks of major,
lieutenant colonel and colonel, Quartermaster's Department, on June 9."
Ultra-rare Gallery Card of Buffalo Bill, General Miles and several Officers at
the Battle of Wounded Knee.  Published by Northwestern Photographic Co.
1/6th Plate Ruby Ambro of Private Adam Motzer of the 93rd Pa Vols and his
Bone VI Corps Ring.  Served 2/64-6/65 with the hard fighting VI Corps
Regiment.  Separated full case.
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.
CDV of Lt Colonel William Oliver Stevens of the 72nd NYVI Excelsior Brigade
Killed during the battle of Chancellorsville.  By Brady.
CDV of Colonel George Duncan Wells of the 34th Mass Vols Killed during
the battle of Cedar Creek Va on 10/13/64. Springfield Ma bm.
1/6 Plate Ambro of a Union Soldier holding a Rare Rupertus Revolver.  
Comes in a Thermoplastic case as seen.
CDV of General George F Shepley of Maine.  "Lawyer, U.S. district attorney,
state legislator, and judge, of Portland, Me.; commissioned as colonel in 12th
Regiment, Maine Volunteer Infantry during Civil War; made military
commander of New Orleans, La., and in 1862 appointed military governor of
State of Louisiana; appointed brigadier-general and ordered to duty as
commander of the Department of Virginia and North Carolina to command
the 1st Military District (Virginia); joined with A.A. Strout to form Portland, Me.,
law firm of Shepley & Strout in 1866; from 1869 until his death appointed first
judge of the First Circuit Court of the U.S.; son of Maine Chief Justice Ether
Isaac Jones Wistar (November 14, 1827 – September 18, 1905) was an American lawyer, miner, farmer,
soldier, and author. He served in the Union Army during the American Civil War, in which he was
wounded twice, and was noted for his criticized performance during the 1864 Bermuda Hundred
Campaign. After the conflict Wistar became a distinguished penologist and a writer.  At the beginning
of the American Civil War in 1861, Wistar chose to follow his home state and the Union cause. He
raised a company of men and was elected its captain. Wistar's company was added to the 71st
Pennsylvania Infantry, originally known as the California Regiment.[2] This regiment was organized at
Fort Schuyler in New York.[4] On June 28, Wistar was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel,[3] and
on July 1 the 71st left for Fortress Monroe on the Virginia Peninsula. On July 22, Wistar and the 71st
was then ordered to Washington, D.C., forming part of the capital's defenses until that fall.[4] Wistar
participated in the much-publicized Union defeat in the Battle of Ball's Bluff on October 21. In the
fight, he temporarily led the regiment and was seriously wounded, hit in his right elbow, his jaw, and
thigh.  Wistar as a colonel in the Union Army  Following the death of Col. Edward D. Baker at Ball's
Bluff, Wistar became the commander of the 71st Pennsylvania, and was promoted to colonel on
November 11, 1861. The 71st participated in the Peninsular Campaign of 1862, although it isn't clear
whether Wistar was actually present; at the Battle of Seven Pines (May 31 and June 1) the regiment
was led by its major, and during the Seven Days Battles (June 30 and July 1) commanded by its
lieutenant colonel.  Wistar fought in the Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862, and was wounded
in his left arm. His commander, Oliver O. Howard, reported on Wistar's new injuries, saying "... with his
right arm nearly useless from a former wound, had his left disabled," referring to the previous Ball's Bluff
wounds.[2] On November 29 Wistar was promoted to brigadier general, and he was assigned to brigade
command in the VII Corps beginning on May 16, 1863.
Beginning on July 18, 1863, Wistar commanded the District of Yorktown in Virginia, and that August
the post was re-designated as a subdistrict of the Department of Virginia and North Carolina. In April
1864, he briefly was given divisional command of the XVIII in the Army of the James.[6] On May 7,
Wistar resumed leading a brigade and participated in the Bermuda Hundred Campaign, but 11 days
later he was relieved of duty and replaced by Col. Griffen Stedman.[7] Military historian Ezra J. Warner
surmises Wistar performed poorly during this campaign:  The conclusion is more or less inescapable,
although nothing concrete appears in the records, that Wistar's handling of his brigade on the foggy
morning of May 16 left something to be desired.  Wistar's resignation from the Union Army was
accepted by the U.S. War Department on September 15, 1864"
Spectacular CDV of Sherman taken at the time of Lincoln's funeral wearing
his Society of the Cumberland badge and a Lincoln Mourning ribbon by
Brady.  Rare.
1/6th Plate Tintype of an Unidentified US Bucktail Soldier from either the
149th or 150th Pennsylvania Volunteers.  Note shoulder scales on uniform
which was typical for soldiers of these regiments early in their service.  
Shown standing with rifle and equipment.  Wonderful and scarce.
Brady view of Congressman and General Daniel Sickles of NY.  
Spectacular Brady view of General David B Birney of the III Corps.