||Very Rare large albumen of a USCT Private taken in studio before a
patriotic backdrop. Shown with rifle, bayonet Cartridge and cap pouch
on eagle breastplate belt. Nice long gotee. First image of an African
American Soldier of the Civil War that I have seen of this size. In
general I would guess mostly due to the cost of having such large
images made. Matted and is 10 by 13in.
||Wonderful early War albumen Portrait of the staff of the 45th Illinois
Volunteer Infantry. Shown left to Right are; Major Melancthon
(presumedly) killed during the War, Lt Colonel and later Major General
Jasper A Maltby, Colonel and later Major General John E Smith and
Surgeon Edward D Kittoe. Framed in a lovely period Mahogany frame
(though it can be removed quite easily). The 45th saw action at Ft
Donelson, Shiloh, Jackson Ms, Vicksburg, and other actions. Rare.
||Large albumen of General US Grant by Winder Cinncinatti with his
imprint below the image. Roughly 7 by 10 inch's
||Fantastic large Albumen of Rare General Joseph Mower of Sherman's
army. Mower one of the Western Theatre's most difficult generals to
find in images is portrayed in a large albumen on board as a Major
General wearing his Society of the Cumberland badge. Total piece
measure's 14 X 11 and is a great view that would look wonderful framed
and on a wall. Brady took the original photo of this view. Rarely seen
size of a Civil War General.
||Autographed Cabinet Card of Benjamin Butler of Massachusetts.
Politician and Major General of Vols during the Civil War. Called Beast
Butler by the Confederatins in New Orleans. Interesting view of this less
than handsome man. Photographer CM Bell of Washington DC.
||Two extremely important photos from the Civil War of the Sons of Vice
President Hannibal Hamlin from his personal House! Shown are the
two albumens in their original frames of Brigadier General Cyrus
Hamlin and Bvt Brigadier General Charles Hamlin. The Civil War period
albumens are roughly 9 X 12in framed in their original period frames
and were kept by the Hamlin family from the war till earlier this year
when the contents of the House were sold at auction. These photos
were the personal images of the Vice President himself. Cyrus served
as an Aide De Camp on the staff of Fremont, Colonel of the 8th USCT
and was made a Brigadier General in 1864 by Lincoln. He commanded
Port Hudson after its Capture by Bank's army. Staying in New Orleans
after the war, he contracted most likely Yellow Fever and died there in
1867. Charles, shown hear wearing a rare corps badge, served with
the 18th Maine Vols, before transfering to the 1st Maine HA in 1862,
then was transfered to the staff of a General in 1863. Breveted
Brigadier General in 1865. Both photos are in immaculate condition
sealed into their original frames with period backing. Both Generals are
hard to find in mages in general. Provinence from the auction and their
previous ownership will be provided to the Purchaser. Very rare
opportunity to own mementos like these from the personal
collection of a sitting U. S. Vice President, much less Lincoln's
||Large albumen mounted to Board of 4 Generals of the 20th Army Corps
taken in Atlanta in 1864. Division commander Joseph Ward sits at the
middle and to his left is Daniel Dustin of Illinois and Joseph Cogswell of
Massachusetts. More importantly is future President of the United
States Benjamin Harrison as a Brigadier General. Interestingly enough,
I have this same view Autographed by all four sitters in my Autographed
Generals section. Ultra rare view of Harrison in Uniform from the
period. This photograph was published in a Cabinet Card format in the
1880's for use in Harrison's campaign. Great view of some of
Sherman's Generals and rarely ever encountered in this format.
Roughly 14 by 20 and can be accompanied by its original frame if
||Full page albumen of William Penn Robeson JR of new Jersey. Served
in the 3rd NJ Infantry from 5/61-12/63 and with the 3rd NJ Cavalry from
12/63-8/61. Rose in rank from Captain to Brevet Brigadier General.
View hear as a BG. "By the end of the Civil War, Robeson was Lt Col of
the 3rd NJ Cav. His Col. was A. C. M. Pennington, who had frequently
commanded the horse artillery battery attached to Custer's Michigan
Brigade. Pennington commanded a brigade of Custer's division and
Robeson commanded the 3rd NJ Cav during the Appomattox campaign.
Robeson was born 8 Jul 1837 (corrected 15 Nov) in Belvidere, NJ where
he is buried, and died 15 Sep 81 in Camden, NJ. He graduated from
Princeton in 1858. He was a lawyer and served as Deputy Collector of
the Port of Philadelphia.
From the photos on Find-a-Grave he seems to have been buried in the
same plot as George Maxwell Robeson, who was Grant's Secretary of
the Navy from 1869 to 1877. It seems then that Robeson like
Pennington had connections in NJ politics.
The 3rd NJ was also called the 1st U. S. Hussars. The regiment's
hussar style uniform is said to have won them the nickname "Butterfles."
True or not the regiment may have carried a flag with a large butterfly
||One of the earliest possible Civil War Photos taken. Robert Anderson
in command of Fort Sumter prior to hostilities being commenced. This
large albumen portrait was taken by Photographer Faris of NY on Feb
8th, 1861 two months before the fort would be captured. Anderson in
command at the time as a Major has Autographed this image in the
margin below "Robert Anderson USA". Photographers imprint as
shown. One small scuff to the photo to the subjects left. 7 by 10'
Inch's. Very rare in this large format and signed.
||Very Rare Autographed Portrait of Isaac Stevens as Govenor of
Washington Territory pre-war. During the War Stevens rose to Major
Generals of Vols and was killed leading a Charge in the Rain and Dark
at Chantilly in August of 1862. First signed image of Stevens I have
come across. 7 by 9 in.
||Large Albumen of Colonel Emory Uptons, one of the Army of the
Potomac's most forward thinking officers. Came up with the idea of the
massed columne of attack used at Spottsylvania CH with such positive
results which led to the capture of most of Allegheny Johnson's
division. Rose to Major General of Volunteers and served in the Post
War army with distinction. Very Rare.
||Scarce pose of Union Spy Pauline Cushman in her Major's uniform.
Spying for Rosecrans in Tennessee, she was found out by the local
Confederates and sentenced to hang though was retrieved by Union
troops before the sentence could be carried out. Backmark by
||Oval Portrait of Major J Albert Monroe of the Rhode Island 1st LA.
Served throughout the war eventually rising to command of the II Corps
Artillery under Winfield Scott Hancock. During the Antietam campaign
he commanded the I corps Artillery where his batteries were heavily
engaged during the day. A copy of his battle report accompanies this
image. Rare artillery commander associated with the famed II Corps
during the latter half of the War. Photographer imprint of Henry Ulke