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1928 Confederate Veterans of Virginia Program and Ribbon


Offered is a very clean program and ribbon from the 1928 annual reunion of the Confederate Veterans of Virginia held in Portsmouth, Virginia.  The ribbon is white.  Written in red ink on the ribbon is "Confederate Veteran - 1928".  The ribbon is approximately 5 13/16 inches long and approximately 1 1/2 inches wide.  The program is approximately 9 1/4 inches tall and 6 inches wide.  Written on the front cover is "Forty-first annual reunion Confederate Veterans of Virginia - Thirty-third annual reunion Sons of Confederate Veterans - Official Program - Portsmouth, Virginia - June 19, 20, 21, 1928".  Along with information on the reunion, there is also photos of Virginia Confederate veterans in the program.

1909 Winnie Davis Mirror - U.C.V. Memphis, TN National Reunion


Our loss is your gain.  A really nice mirror presented at the 1909 United Confederate Veterans reunion held in Memphis, Tennessee by the N.B. Forrest Camp, No. 215, United Sons of Confederate Veterans (USCV).  The mirror cover has Winnie Davis on it.  Written on the back of the compact is " "Daughter of the Confederacy" - N.B. Forrest Camp No. 215 U.S.C.V. Confederate Reunion - Memphis, 1909".  While everything is nice on this compact, the cover has separated from the base.  As long as the compact is closed, you will not notice it but the cover has been separated from the base.    

J. Thompson Brown UCV & Virginia's Commissioner, Gettysburg 1913 Reunion Card


A neat and very hard to find card from John Thompson Brown of the 20th Virginia Infantry and Parker Light Artillery.  I have never seen so much information put on a card!  Brown was Lt. General Commanding Department  of the  Army of Northern Virginia, U.C.V.  He was Virginia's commissioner for the 1913 Gettysburg reunion.  In the left corner of the card are six flags - D.C., W.VA., VA., S.C., N.C., and MD. surrounding a Confederate battle flag.  Written above the flags is "Department Army of Northern Virginia.  Additional writing on the front of the card is "R.E. Lee Camp No. 1 and Pickett Camp C.V., Richmond, Va. - Virginia's Commissioner, Gettysburg Celebration, July 1-4, 1913.  J. THOMPSON BROWN, Lieut.-General Commanding Dept. Army Northern Virginia, U.C.V. - Past Grand Commander Grand Camp of Confederate Veterans of Va. - Formerly - Colonel and Aide-de-Camp Lieut.-Gen'l Stephen D. Lee's Staff.  Ass't Quarter-Master General, Gen'l Clement A. Evans' Staff.  Late Capt. Commanding Parker Battery, Alexander's (S.D. Lee's) Artillery Battalion, Longstreet Corps, Army Northern Virginia.  - Infantry and Battery Record 1861 - 65 Actively Engaged in 17 Battles. (over)".  On the back of the card is "BATTLES - 1861. (Infantry) - Rich Mountain, W.Va. - 1862 -65. (Artillery) - Second Manassas, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Wilderness, North Anna, Howlett Line, Sharpsburg, (Dunker Church), Marye's Heights, (Wounded and captured), Gettysburg, (Peach Orchard), Campbell Station, Bean Station, Spotsylvania C.H. (severely wounded), Cold Harbor, Sailor's Creek, (captured),

John Thompson Brown

Residence was not listed; 
Enlisted on 5/25/1861 at Richmond, VA as a 1st Sergeant.

On 5/25/1861 he mustered into "A" Co. VA 20th Infantry 
He was discharged for promotion on 3/14/1862

On 3/14/1862 he was commissioned into VA Parker Light Artillery 
(date and method of discharge not given)

He was listed as:
* On rolls 8/31/1861 (place not stated)
* POW 5/3/1863 Marye's Heights, VA
* Wounded 5/9/1863 Spotsylvania Court House, VA (In throat)
* Commanded Battery 3/15/1865 (place not stated) (Estimated day)

* 2nd Lieut 3/12/1862 

Other Information:
born 4/4/1840 in Richmond, VA
died 4/23/1921 
Buried: Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA

(Son of David & Margaret Brown Married Elizabeth Holloway 
 Harrison Feb 6, 1863. Postwar, President of 
 Union Passenger RR.)

Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.:

 - The Virginia Regimental Histories Series
 - Confederate Veteran Magazine
 - Photo from Confederate Veteran Magazine
(c) Historical Data Systems, Inc. @

1902 GAR Teddy Roosevelt Book Mark


A very unique Grand Army of the Republic item!  This is a book mark with the likeness of Teddy Roosevelt.  Written on the book mark is "G.A.R. - 1902 - Washington, D.C.".  The book mark is approximately 2 1/4 inches by 2 inches.  A small cord is attached to the book mark.  Really neat GAR item with Teddy Roosevelt!

UCV Thomas Dunn Coat Button


A very hard to find UCV button.  These were made by the Thomas J. Dunn & Company.  This is the coat button size or approximately 1 inch wide.  On the button is a Confederate battle flag with "U C V - 1861 - 65" written surrounding the flag.  The back mark is "Thos. J. Dunn & Co/Mers./N.Y.".  These Dunn UCV buttons have become very difficult to find.  Here is a nice example.

1909 UCV Winnie Davis Celluloid Mirror

This is one of the fun items that sometime come out of the United COnfederate Veterans reunions!  This is a really nice celluloid mirror case with Winnie Davis on the front.  The top seperates from the bottom and a mirror is in between.  Written on the back of the mirror case in gold ink is "Daughter of the Confederacy - N.B. Forrest Camp - No. 215 - U.S.C.V. - Confederate Reunion - Memphis, 1909".  The mirror is approximately 2 1/8 inches wide.  There are no cracks or chips in this mirror.

Maryland Confederate Relief Bazaar Letter to 22 Texas Cavalry Captain

A wonderful letter from the Confederate Relief Bazaar to Col. H.B. Stoddard of the 22 Texas Cavalry.  The Confederate Relief Bazaar was under the auspices of the Daughters of the COnfederacy and the Society of the Army and Navy of the Confederate States in the State of Maryland.  The Maryland state flag and the Confederate battle flag with the Maryland cross and "CS Army & Navy" is printed in the middle of the letter.  The letter is asking for Col. Stoddard to help in selling tickets for the Confederate Relief Bazaar to his camp members.  Any tickets not sold were requested to be returned! 

1886 GAR National San Francisco, CA Program

A great program from the 1886 Grand Army of the Republic National reunion held in San Francisco, California.  This program is for Wednesday, August 4, 1886.  It has great graphics on the front cover with scenes from San Francisco and the GAR Membership badge.  The back of the program has "Twentieth National Encampment - San Francisco.  August, 1886.".  The program is four pages with everything that happened on Wendesday, August 4. 

General John C. Pemberton Signature

A very nice clipped signature from Confederate General John C. Pemberton.  This signature is from his 1850's U.S. Regular Army days.  The signature is clipped and says "John C Pemberton Lt" on the clip.  A neat autograph from a Confederate Lieutenant General that surrendered Vicksburg, Mississippi!

General John Logan G.A.R. Canteen


A great Grand Army of the Republic cantteen with General John Logan's likeness on one side.  The other side says "We Drank From The Same Canteen - G.A.R. Souvenir".  The canteen is made out of metal and is approximately 2 1/4 inches wide and 2 5/8 inches tall.  The cork is still in the canteen.

Confederate Monument Fund Paper Badge

A neat paper badge for the Confederate Monument fund in Richmond, Virginia.  The cardboard tag is approximately 3 inches wide.  On the front is a Confederate battle flag with "Confederate Monument Fund - TAG DAY - Dennison's Tag - Trade Mark" written on it.  On the back of the badge is the Great Seal of the Confederate States.  These were sold to help finance the ConfederateSoldiers Monument.

Letter Envelope to Veteran of 154 Tennessee Infantry
A neat envelope written to Captain S.R. Shelton, Covington, Tennessee from the Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners, John P. Hickman, Secretary, Nashville, Tenn.  The envelope is dated by the postmark January 11, 1907.  A red 2 cent U.S. stamp with President Washington in on the corner of the envelope.  A Confederate battle flag is on the return address.  S.R. Shelton was a private in the 154th Tennessee Infantry.  The 154th Infantry served with General Cheatham from September 1861 until April 1865.  They saw lots of action in the Western division of the war.

Wheeler's Cavalry Letter about 1914 Jacksonville, FL Reunion

A great letter written on Wheeler's Confederate Cavalry letterhead to Col. A.C. Oxford from William T. Marshall.  The letter is dated April 10, 1914.  The contents of the letter is
 "My dear comrade,
It gives me great pleasure to have you herewith your commision as Alternate for Camp A, Wheeler's Confed. Cav. to the reunion at Jaxville (Jacksonville, Fl), May 6-7 & 8th, and hope it will find favor with you.  Our Camp leaves Atlanta May 5th 9:30 pm and on our arrival will mak our head qtrs at Col R. Cay's residence 1249 Riverside Ave.  Can you not arrange to meet us here and go with us.
Faithfully Yours,
Wm. T. Marshall, Adjt"
The letter is on Wheeler's Confederate Cavalry letterhead and the color of the paper is yellow.  A.C. Oxford was in the 8th Confederate Cavalry, Company D and served with General Wheeler.  Oxford was quite the ladies man at the reunions and was wounded numerous times but never captured.  A fact he was very proud of!  
The photograph of Oxford was copied of the web and I can send a copy of his record and photo with the letter.

Association of Confederate Soldiers, Tennessee Division Receipt
A receipt from the Headquarters of the Association of Confederate Soldiers, Tennessee Division for $6.20.  The receipt is written to the Joe Brown Bivouac of Covington, Tipton County, Tennessee.  The receipt was signed by John F. Hickman and was dated January 11, 1907.  The receipt is approximately 7 3/4 inches by 3 1/4 inches.

In 1898, the Joe Brown Bivouac, United Confederate Veterans, was established as a social, historical, and benevolent organization. It was named in honor of Joseph Brown of Covington, who in 1864 was mortally wounded at the Battle of Harrisburg, Mississippi. For years the Bivouac sponsored the Brighton Confederate Reunions and assisted indigent veterans. In 1934, the members donated their assets to the Covington Board of Education as an endowment for the school libraries. This fund was liquidated in 1993.

Semmes Camp, No. 11, Mobile. Alabama UCV Canceled Check signed by 3rd Alabama Infantry Officer

A really neat canceled check from the Semmes Camp, No. 11, United Confederate Veterans, of Mobile, Alabama.  The check has in a banner on top "Semmes Camp No. 11, U.C.V."  The graphics of the The Bank of Mobile National Banking Association on it with "Depository of the United States" underneath.  The check is made out to R.E. Daly Sr. for $6.50.  The check is signed by E.T. Toomer who was a 2nd Lieutenant of the 3rd Alabama Infantry, Army of Northern Virginia.  The check is almost 9 inches long and over 3 inches wide.

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