6th Wisconsin Artillery Battery - 2nd LT. John W. Fancher CDV
Item #: vm805
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A nice bust image of this young officer, 2nd LT. John W. Fancher. The 6th Wisconsin Artillery Battery fought at Island No. 10, Corinth (Oct. '62), Port Gibson, Raymond, Jackson, Champion's Hill, and Vicksburg. The image was placed on a card made for tintypes so you can see the back of the image from the rear of the card. Obviously the photographer ran out of the normal cards used for CDVs and had to make due!
6th Wisconsin Light Artillery Battery - Frank W. Parish CDV
Item #: vm578
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A nice bust view of Frank W. Parish of the 6th Wisconsin Light Artillery Battery. "F.W. Parish - 6th Wis. Batery" is signed in ink on the front of the image. The photographer's backmark is "Fuller, Gilman's Block, Madison, WIS." The 6th Wisconsin Light Battery fought at Island No. 10, Corinth (Oct. '62), Port Gibson, Raymond, Jackson, Champion's Hill, Vicksburg, and Missionary Ridge. It wintered in Huntsville, Alabama and spent the summer of 1864 at and around Fort Etowah, Cartersville, Georgia. It was moved to Nashville on November 10, 1864 and was at Fort Barry.
SOLD!!! A wonderful albumen size image of the Parrott rifled cannon, Battery #1 at Yorktown, Virginia. This is a great looking image! It is an original Civil War albumen image of a line fort size Parrott patent rifled cannon. The image shows the row of cannon that appear ready for action. One thing that is cool about the image is that in the lower left hand corner is a group of the large bolt style Parrott solid shot projectiles known to collectors as "Bolts". The image is vividly clear and is in superb condition. The image itself measures 9 inches by 7inches in size. The card stock that the photographer mounted the onto measures 11 inches by 9 inches which is a perfect size for framing. On the back of the card it has in old ink "Battery of "Parrott" Guns"". It has some more modern notations down in the lower right hand corner. It states that the negative was done in 1862 by Wood & Gibson and depicts Battery #1 near Yorktown, Virginia. It adds that the battery held"...six of the heaviest guns ever mounted on land, 1,200 pound Parrott + 5- 100 lbs". This is a fantastic image that any photo or artillery collector would love to have hanging on their wall. It would look great beside one of the projectiles like the cannon shot.
A very nice cabinet card of a post war view of General Charles William Field, CSA. Field graduated West Point in 1849 and served in the prewar army. He resigned in May 1861 and was assigned to Colonel, 6th Virginia Cavalry. He was commisioned brigadier general on March 9, 1862. He led his infantry brigade in the Seven Days battles, Cedar Mountain, and 2nd Manassas, where he received a desperate wound. He was promoted major general February 12, 1864 and was assigned to General Hood's old division of the 1st Corps. He led with marked distinction through the remaining campaigns of the Army of Northern Virginia, and was finally paroled at Appomattox. He went to Egypt after the war and fought for the Khedive. When he came home he was doorkeeper of the national House of Representatives, a civil engineer in government employ, and was superintendent of the Hot Springs, Arkansas reservation.
The cabinet card is signed by Fields. He signed it "Charles W. Field - Maj. Gen. Longstreet Corps - Army N Va". At some point this photograph was glued into a book as can be seem by the missing paper on the back of the card.
Colonel Nathaniel C Macrae, Squirel Hunter, Albumen Photograph
Item #: 13140
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A large albumen photograph of Colonel Nathaniel Macrae. Macrae graduated West Point in 1826. He was moved out to protect the pioneers and fought in the Black Hawk War. He lost one of his legs in a hurricane but was still sent out to take command of Fort Union, New Mexico. He also commanded Fort Massachusetts at the headwaters of the Arkansas River. He was moved back to command Jefferson Barracks in the late 1850's. He lost his wife and due to intense grief retired from the United State Regular Army after 1st Bull Run. He was appointed head of the Volunteer Recruiting Service for Ohio and was finally made a mustering officer. He also was involed in the Veteran's Reserve Corp. He was breveted Lt. Colonel and then Colonel. During 1862 when Kirby Smith made a move toward capturing Cincinnati, Ohio, Macrae was in charge and commanded 1500 "Squirel Hunters". The "Squirel Hunters" were men that were not in the army but volunteered to save Cincinnati from the Confederate threat.
Colonel Macrae had a super record with the early Pioneer Indian War army and finished his career at the end of the Civil War. The actual photograph is approximately 4 3/4 inches by 3 1/2 inches. It is mounted on a flexible sheet of paper approxiamtely 9 1/2 inches by 7 3/4 inches.
A great photograph of General Sherman sitting on his horse at the battle lines in Atalnta, Georgia. This image does not have a backmark but it is well known that George Bernard snapped this photograph. Bernard joined the Army of the Cumberland and photographed the army from Lookout Mountain to Atlanta. His works are well known and difficult to acquire especially his albumens.
A wonderful CDV of Fort Jefferson, Florida from the water. Written on the top of the CDV is "Fort Jefferson Florida". Writeen on the back of the image is"The 110th Regt stationed in this Fort more than two years. After Lincoln was assassinated the conspirators were sent there, they were released after the war.". The fort was started in the 1840's and is today the least visited national park! It was one of if not the largest masonary forts built to protect the U.S. from naval invasion.
The fort remained in Federal hands throughout the Civil War. With the end of hostilities in 1865, the fort's population declined to 1,013, consisting of 486 soldiers or civilians and 527 prisoners. The great majority of prisoners at Fort Jefferson were Army privates whose most common transgression was desertion while most civilian prisoners transgressed by robbery. However, in July 1865 four special civilian prisoners arrived. These were Dr. Samuel Mudd, Edmund Spangler, Samuel Arnold, and Michael O'Laughlen, who had been convicted of conspiracy in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Construction of Fort Jefferson was still under way when Dr. Mudd and his fellow prisoners arrived, and continued throughout the time they were imprisoned there and for several years thereafter, but was never completely finished. Mudd provided much-praised medical care during a yellow fever epidemic at the fort in 1867, and was eventually pardoned by President Andrew Johnson and released. By 1888, the military usefulness of Fort Jefferson had waned, and the cost of maintaining the fort due to the effects of frequent hurricanes and the corrosive and debilitating tropical climate could no longer be justified. In 1888, the Army turned the fort over to the Marine Hospital Service to be operated as a quarantine station.
A great photograph of the United Confederate Veteran camp in Rockingham, North Carolina. The photograph has the Confederate Veterans standing and sitting outside a house. Two young girls are standing behind the veterans on the porch. The actual photograph is approximately 7 7/8 inches by 9 5/8 inches. The photograph is attached to a large brown/gray card that is approxiamtely 12 inches by 14 inches. On the brown/gray card is stamped "From D.F. Morgan & Sons Photographers - Rockingham, N.C." The photograph is framed in an old frame which is not pictured but is included. A cardboard backing has "Charlie Jones" written in pencil. Rockingham, North Carolina is located on Hwy 74 between Charlotte and Fayetteville. Great photo!
A very nice, clear CDV of Christ Church in Alexandria, Virginia. The photographer on the CDV is E. Schuler, Photographer, Corner King & Pitt Sts., Alexandria, VA. Written on the back of the CDV is "Sold by the Ladies Society of the Church - Built 1776 - Christ Church, Alexandria, Va.".
A nest CDV of the main Civil War militry prison located in St. Louis, Missouri. The image is of a drawing of the Grapiot Military prison. The backmark is "Schoo & Crouch, Successors to J.A. Scholten, No. 273 South 4th Street, Corner of Conoet, St. Louis, Mo.".
Washington Monument, Richmond, Virginia CDV with Soldiers
Item #: 13050
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SOLD!!! A very nice image of the Washington Monument in Richmond, Virginia. A group of Union soldiers are sitting and walking around the base. THe image has a backmark of Selden & Co., No. 814 Main Street, Richmond, VA. "Washington Monument" is written in period ink on the back of the image.
A great image of Fort Darling on Drury's Bluff which protected Richmond from the Union Navy sailing up the James River. The ability to impede the Union Nay's progress is seen by the sunken stern wheeler in the river. Fort Darling, along with other Confederate gun emplacements, held the river until the surrender of Richmond. The backmark is "Selden & Co., No. 836 Main Street, Richmond, Va.".
Union Officer with Vicksburg, Mississippi Backmark CDV
Item #: 13244
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A great image of a cocky Union officer wearing a hat. I can only see one bar on his right shoulder strap but there could be another one. This image came with a group of officers from the 27 Ohio Infantry who had moved to the 64th U.S. Colored Troop. A clean image with good color.
A nice CDV of an Union bugler! This image has a double gold border and the photgraphis in an oval. The soldier is wearing a frock coat and has his bugle straped over his shoulder. The frock coat would indicate an infantry regiment. There is no backmark.