||Important CDV of Pennsylvania Bucktail Colonel Hugh Watson McNeal of the 42nd
Pa Vols (Original Bucktails). Enlisted as a 1st Lt on 5/29/61 and rose in rank to
Colonel on 6/22/62 and served in that rank till KIlled during the Battle of Antietam
on Sept. 17, 1862 America's Bloodiest Day. View shown with Bucktail on his hat
and period inscription on front "The lamented Co McNeal Pa 1st Rifles Bucktails"
with an additional inscription on the verso "Killed at Antietam" by Addis
Washington. The Bucktails were considered the finest shots in the Union Army
outside of the Sharpshooters and were especially selected for the 3 Bucktail
regiments that served in the War. He was killed instantly by being shot in the
chest as the Regiment moved into the East Woods at Antietam as part of the
Union XII Corps. Image is from the personal album of Union General Thomas Kilby
Smith. Buctail images are highly prized and collected in the Civil War Community.
Views of Killed Colonels are exceedingly Rare.
||CDV of Colonel James M Brown 100th New York Volunteer Infantry killed at the
battle of Seven Pines in June of 1862. No photographer imprint. Very sharp
||CDV of Charles G Halpine of the 69th NYVI/Militia Irish Brigade. "Born at
Oldcastle, County Meath, he was son of the Rev. Nicholas John Halpin. . At the
beginning of the civil war in April 1861 he enlisted in the 69th New York
infantry, in which he was soon elected a lieutenant, and served during
the three months for which he had volunteered. He was then transferred to
General David Hunter's staff as assistant-adjutant-general with the rank of major,
and soon after went with that officer to Missouri to relieve General John Charles
Fremont. He accompanied General Hunter to Hilton Head, and while there wrote a
series of burlesque poems in the assumed character of an Irish private. Several of
them were contributed to the ‘New York Herald’ in 1862 under the pseudonym of
‘Miles O'Reilly,’ and with additional articles were issued in two volumes entitled ‘Life
and Adventures, Songs, Services, and Speeches of Private Miles O'Reilly, 47th
Regiment New York Volunteers,’ 1864, and ‘Baked Meats of the Funeral, a
Collection of Essays, Poems, Speeches, and Banquets, by Private Miles O'Reilly,
late of the 47th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry, 10th Army Corps.
Collected, revised, and edited, with the requisite corrections of punctuation,
spelling, and grammar, by an Ex-Colonel of the Adjutant-General's Department,
with whom the Private formerly served as Lance-Corporal of Orderlies,’ 1866.
Halpine was subsequently assistant-adjutant-general on General Henry W.
Halleck's staff with the rank of colonel in 1862, and accompanied General Hunter
on his expedition to the Shenandoah valley in the spring of 1864. On his return to
New York he resigned his commission in consequence of his bad eyesight,
receiving the brevet of brigadier-general of volunteers. Backmark by
Fredericks NY. Rare pose of the famed Irish officer and writer during the War.
||Autographed CDV of Brevet Brigadier General William Henry Lawrence of Mass.
Served in the 1st Mass from 5/61-11/62 as Adjutant then was made an ADC
serving on the staffs of many Generals including Hooker at Lookout Mtn (in the
famous of Photo of Hooker and staff on Lookout Mtn.) Signed on the front with a
backmark of Winder Cinncinnatti Oh. Sharp view.
||Nice signed CDV of Medal of Honor Winner for Cold Harbor Capt Edward Hill of the
16th Michigan vols. Backmark by Holyland Washington DC. Signed on front.
Wounded at both 2nd Bull Run and Cold Harbor. Rose to Bvt Lt Colonel and
Inspector General of the V Corps during the War. Rare. (10/13)
||CDV of Colonel and BBG Charles McClure of the Army of the Potomac who was
one of the Chief Commisary's of the AOP. From Kimball's personal collection.
One of the Chief Staff officers of the AOP. (10/13)
||Scarce Autographed CDV of Colonel and later BBG, George Sharpe commander
of the Army of the Potomac's scouts and spy's. From Kimball's personal collection
and scrapbook. (10/13)
||Autographed view of Major Edward Tilly Raymond of Worcester who served with
the 25th & 36th Mass Volunteer Infantry regiments from 9/61-6/65. Claflin
Worcester bm. Nicely signed.
||Group shot of officers taken in the street. Solders and a Black Mammy stand on
the porch to their left. No id, but fascinating image.
||CDV of Brevet Brigadier General Daniel J Keily of Waterford Ireland and his Lt
Colonel Howard C Woodrow (R) and Major Peter P Gaskell(L) of the 2nd
Louisiana Cavalry. Keily one of the famed Irish Geese along with friend
Miles Keogh (Little Big Horn fame) left Ireland to join the Papal Army in
1860 at the request of the Pope for Irish soldiers to help defend the Papal
State against Garibaldi's army of the Piedmont. After serving with distinction
in the Papal army at many engagements " Thus in March of 1862 Keogh resigned his
commission in the Company of Saint Patrick, and with his senior officer – 30-year-old Daniel J.
Keily of Waterford -- returned briefly to Ireland, then boarded the steamer Kangaroo bound from
Liverpool to New York, where the vessel arrived April 1. Another Papal comrade, Joseph
O'Keeffe – 19-year-old-nephew of the Bishop of Cork -- rendezvoused with Keogh and Keily in
Manhattan. Through Secretary Seward's intervention the three were given Captains' rank and on
April 15 assigned to the staff of Irish-born Brigadier General James Shields, whose forces were
about to confront the Confederate army of Stonewall Jackson in the Shenandoah Valley. Keogh
won plaudits for his bravery in the Valley Campaign, most notably in the engagement at Port
Republic on June 8, where his comrade Dan Keily was severely wounded". Keily went on
from Sheild's staff to being promoted Colonel of the 2nd Louisiana Colored
Cavalry on 9/6/64 and served with the Regiment till it was consolidated. Keily is
shown wearing his Papal medals and is surrounded by his senior staff. Keily
stayed in Louisiana after the War and died of Yellow Fever in 1867 during the
epidemic in the State that killed many. CDV has the backmark of Lilianthal New
Orleans. One of the famed Isish Soldier of Fortune members who served proudly
in both the Union and Confederate armies during the War. Rising to the high rank
of Brevet Brigadier General. Major Peter Penn-Gaskell another Irish emigre
of a family noted in its opposition to English rule of Ireland, was a Key
staff officer to famed Union Cavalry General John Buford and can be seen
in the famous photo of Buford and his staff that also includes their mutual
friend Miles Keogh of future Little Big Horn fame. Woodrow also served in
the 6th and 13th Ohio before being a Captain in tthe 17th US during the War prior
to joining the 2nd Louisiana.
||CDV of 12th Mass Colonel Fletcher Webster, eldest son of THE Daniel Webster.
Killed during the Battle of 2nd Bull Run in Virginia in August of 1862.
Anthony/Brady bm. Scarce.
||CDV of Private William Unverzahart (Unversagt) of the 4th Pa Cavalry. Fought at
Antietam, Kellys Ford, Stonemans Raid, Aldie, Middleburg, Upperville, Brandy
Station and Gettysburg. Taken prisoner with many in his regiment at Sulphur
Springs Va on 10/12/63. Private Unverzahart had the dubious distinction of being
killed by one of the Guards at the infamous Andersonville Prison on July 27, 1864.
Some new prisoners had entered the prison that morning where Unverzahart was
standing in the group when an overzealous guard fired into the group as they
were near the Dead Line and water. Shot in the head he died instantly. He is
buried in Andersonville national Cemetary in Grave #4184. Image has been
published in Military images. Scarce content.
||CDV of Bvt Brigadier General James Stewart Jr of New Jersey. Rose from Captain
to Colonel of the 9th NJ Vols during the War and was Breveted BG in 1865. The
regiment saw service in North Carolina and Virginia fighting at Roanoke Island,
New Bern, Fredericksburg, Kinston, Drewry's Bluff, Cold Harbor and Petersburg
finishing the War up in North Carolina. Backmark by Jordan NY.