A great post card of the survivors of the 9th Ohio Volunteer Infantry in 1911 at their 50th Anniversary. This image has a group of the 9th OVI veterans sitting behind a cannon. All the veterans are listed below the photograph. A neat post card from the reunion.
9th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Organized in Cincinnati under Col. Robert M. McCook. The members of the regiment were primarily of German descent. The 9th was mustered into three months service April 22nd, 1861 and reorganized into three years service May 28th 1861. It served in West Virginia under McClellan and transferred to the Army of the Potomac, July 27th, and to the Army of the Ohio, in December. The 9th did valuable service in Tennessee, and participated in the battle of Chickamauga, with heavy loss. It took part in the battle of Mission Ridge and was at the battle of Resaca during Sherman's Atlanta campaign. The Regiment's service having expired, it returned to Camp Dennison and was mustered out, June 7th, 1864.
From Dyer's Compendium
9th Regiment Infantry (3 Months). Organized at Camp Harrison near Cincinnati, Ohio, April 22, 1861. Moved to Camp Dennison, Ohio, and duty there till May 27. Reorganized at Camp Dennison for three years May 27 to June 13, 1861, the first three-years Regiment from the State. Three months' men mustered out August 4, 1861.
9th Regiment Infantry (3 Years). Organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, May 27 to June 13, 1861. Ordered to West Virginia June 16. Attached to 3rd Brigade, Army of Occupation, W. Va., to August, 1861. 2nd Brigade, Kanawha Division West Virginia, to November, 1861. 3rd Brigade, Army Ohio, to December, 1861. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Army Ohio, to September, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Corps, Army Ohio, to November, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, Center 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 14th Army Corps, to October, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 14th Army Corps, to May, 1864. SERVICE.--West Virginia Campaign July 6-17, 1861. Battle of Rich Mountain July 10. Capture of Beverly July 12. Duty at New Creek till August 27. At New River till November 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., November 24-December 2, thence to Lebanon, Ky., and duty there till January, 1862. Advance to Camp Hamilton January 1-17. Battle of Mill Springs January 19-20. March to Louisville, Ky., thence moved to Nashville, Tenn, via Ohio and Cumberland Rivers February 10-March 2. March to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 20-April 7. (Presented by ladies of Louisville with a National flag for gallantry at Mill Springs.) Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Ordered to Tuscumbia, Ala., June 22, and duty there till July 27. Moved to Decherd, Tenn., July 27, thence march to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg August 21-September 26. Pursuit of Hood into Kentucky October 1-15. Battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8. March to Nashville, Tenn., via Bowling Green, Lancaster, Danville and Lebanon October 16-November 7. Duty at South Tunnel opening communications with Nashville November 8 26. Guard fords of the Cumberland till January 14. 1863. Duty at Nashville, Tenn., January 15-March 6. Expedition toward Columbia March 6-14. Moved to Triune and duty there till June. Franklin June 4-5. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 27. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Battle of Chickamauga, Ga., September 19-21. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-November 23. Reopening Tennessee River October 26-29. Brown's Ferry October 27, Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Battles of Orchard Knob November 23. Mission Ridge November 24-25. Demonstration on Dalton, Ga., February 22-27, 1864. Tunnel Hill, Buzzard's Roost Gap and Rocky Face Ridge February 23-25. Reconnoissance from Ringgold toward Tunnel Hill April 29. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-25. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Advance on Dallas May 18-25. Left front May 25. Mustered out at Camp Dennison, Ohio, June 7, 1864, expiration of term. Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 85 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 60 Enlisted men by disease. Total 153.
1895 Leather Match Cover from Chickamauga Park Dedication
Item #: 14717
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A wonder and extremely hard to find leather match book cover given to veterans at the 1895 Chickamauga Military Park dedication by the Chattanooga Brewing Company. Written on the cover in gold ink is "Chickamauga - Souvenir from Chattanooga Brewing Co., Sept. 19th & 20th, 1895.". The cover is approximately 4 3/4 inches long and 2 inches wide when it is opened up. The cover is approximately 2 inches by 2 1/4 inches. Obviously the Chattanooga Brewing Company saw an opportunity to sell some of their products to the veterans visiting the Chickamauga Park dedication!
Society of the Army of the Tennessee 1889 Toast Ribbon
Item #: 14068
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A highly unusual and interesting large ribbon measuring approximately 4 7/8 inches by 7 7/8 inches. This ribbon has a map from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Jonesboro, Georgia. Written on the ribbon is "TOASTS - 22nd Annual Reunion - Society of the Army of the Tennessee - 1889 - Cincinnati - September 25 & 26, 1889". Also written on the ribbon is "Introductory, The Campaign For Atlanta, Gen. W.T. Sherman. Chattanooga. Toast 1 - A rider came out of the darkness - That hung over mountain and tree, And shouted 'Boys up and be ready', For Sherman will march to the Sea. - Capt. S.H.M. Byers - Toast 2 - Resaca. - We stormed the wild hills of Resaca: God Bless those who fell on that day. - Gen. J.D. Cox - Toast 3 - Dallas - The enemy made a bold attack at Dallas, and were repulsed with terrible loss. Maj. A.M. Van Dyke - Toast 4 - Kenesaw -Then Kenesaw frowned in the glory, Frowned down on the flag of the free. Col. G.D. Munson - Toast 5 - Roswell - The crossing of the Chattahoochee by us will be studied as an example in the art of war. - Lt. Col. David H. Moore - Toast 6 - Atlanta - Still onward we pressed till our banners Swept out from Atlanta's grim walls. - Gen.G.M. Dodge - Toast 7 - Jonesboro - Atlanta is ours, and fairly won. - Gen. O.O. Howard.". I am sure these were placed at the dinner plates as a souviner of the society dinner held in 1889. This is a very nice one!
1879 Invitation to the 11th Annual Army of the Cumberland Reunion
Item #: 13861
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A fantastic invitation to the 11th Annual reunion of the Society of the Army of the Cumberland and unveiling of the George Thomas statue held in Washington, D.C. The invitation has a likeness of General George Thomas and a likeness of the Army of the Cumberland badge on it. In addition to all the neat items on this invitation, it was sent to Union General W.W. Averill! The Local Executive Committee listed on the invitation is future president James A. Garfield, Brevet Brigadier General Thomas L. Young, and General A. McD. McCook. Also listed on the invitation is Brevet Brigadier General and future Major General H. C. Corbin. The card is approximately 7 1/4 inches by 5 inches. Six Union generals are refered to in some way on this invitation. A neat piece.
This great banner was to commerate the death of President Ulysess S. Grant. The banner is approximately 3 feet by 2 feet. I am guessing from the photo of the banner. If you need I will measure it but currently am to lazy to walk down and find it and measure it. The likeness of President/General Grant is in the middle of the banner. "Our Nations Loss" is written over his head. A star border surrounds the banner. Written under the likeness is "U.S. Grant". The banner has been lined with a linen type material. These don't come on the market very often!
An incredible leather cigarette box presented at a dinner for the 33 survivors of the Irish Brigade and the battle of Fredericksburg! The box was made for Fatima, Turkish Blend Cigarettes. The bottom slides into the top. On the top is in gold letters "Dinner to the 33 Survivors Of the IRISH BRIGADE Tendered By The 69th Infantry in Commeration Of Fredericksburg, 1862 - Dec. 18, 1912". The box is approximately 3 inches by 2 5/8 inches by 1 1/4 inches. What an incredible find!!! How many Irish Brigade items come on the market?
An absolutely wonderful Grand Army of the Republic cannon ballot box from the Department of Michigan Corbin Post #88. This ballot box is made in the shape of a cannon. The members would take a white or black marble and roll it down the inside of the cannon barrel. The marble rolls into a box and a bell sounds. The bell was one of the ways they had of preventing voter fraud!!! (Maybe we need to pay attention to the old ways.) The box opens and several marbles are currently in the box. If a black marble was in the drawer, it could mean someone was not happy with the vote and it was turned down. Our term "black balled" came from devices like this.
The Corbin Post was located in Union City, Michigan. The post name is stencilled on the bottom of the box. Also with the ballot box is a list of members from the Corbin Post. The cannon looks to be hand made and is approximately 12 inches long, 5 1/8 inches wide, and 5 1/4 inches tall at it's high point. This is a fantastic opportunity to own something that hardly ever comes on the market anymore. Don't miss this great piece!!
This is one of the most unique GAR collectable pieces I have ever found. This great piece is a presentation piece presented at the 1889 Grand Army of the Republic National Encampment in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This presentation piece is over 18 inches tall and approximately 10 3/4 inches at the base. Engraved in the side of the urn is "Mr. & Mrs. E.R. Stillman with the compiments of his comrades of the 85th N.Y. who were so generously entertained by them at the 23rd National Encampment - Milwaukee 1889".
I believe this piece has triple plated silver. There is a ceramic liner inside the urn that is cracked and the portion that came out the spout is broken off. This is only on the liner. There is no damage to the silver urn. The coffee pot sits on the base and moves so you can pour coffee without holding the pot.
Mr. E.R. Stillman was Sergent Major Stillman during the Civil War. The 85th New York Infantry fought on the Peninsula during 1862. The regiment was moved to North Carolina and most of the 85th New York was captured April 20, 1864 at Plymouth, North Carolina. Sgt.Major Stillman was captured and paroled on May 10, 1864. Stillman mustered out on June 7, 1865.
I can't say enought about this piece. It is wonderful! If you are a Wisconsin collector you don't need to miss this piece.
These are getting super hard to find. A great mug made in Germany for the GAR. The colors are great on this mug. On the bottom it is stamped "Made in Germany" . there is another stamp on the bottom but I can't figure it out. The mug is approximately 3 1/4 inches tall.