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.".
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.
A nice CDV of Elijah W. Rigdon of Company C, 2nd Indiana Cavalry. The image has Rigdon in a full standing pose. He is wearing a civilian coat but pants and boots are definitely uniform. THe CDV is ink signed "E.W.Rigdon" on the back of the carte. The backmark is "The Union Forever! Union Picture Gallery, Warsaw, Ind. - E.G. Burgess.". The 2nd Indiana Cavalry was all over the West. The battles of Pea Ridge, Corinth, Perryville, Middle Tennessee, and Atlanta were only part of this regiments action.
A great cabinet card of an Union veteran wearing a ladder badge and a GAR lapel pin. You can only see what is on the first two rungs of the ladder badge - "Co. B - 105". The cabinet card was photographed by Hartley - 309 Madison St. - Chicago.
A wonderful photograph of East Bay Street in Civil War Charleston, South Carolina. The backmark was "Quinby & Co., Artists, Charleston, S.C." but someone scratched the Quinby out but you can still see it.
A very nice, clean CDV of Confederate General Lloyd Tilghman who was killed at Champion Hill, Mississippi. This great CDV has Tilghman in a full standing pose holding his sword. The backmark is E. & H.T. Anthony, 501 Broadway, New York.
General Stephen D. Lee & Gen. Thomas Waul at Vicksburg 1901
Item #: 9717
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A great photograph of General Stephen D. Lee and General Thomas N. Waul at the Vicksburg Park Commision meeting in December, 1901. The photograph has the two standing next to each other. Lee is wearing his UCV lapel badge. Written on the back of the photograph in pencil is "Gen. Lee & Wall - Dec. 11th, 1901". General Waul was best known for "Waul's Texas Legion". General Lee fought in both the Eastern and Western theatres of war but the last half of the war was in the Western theatre. He fought at Vicksburg, Atlanta, and Nashville. The photograph is approximately 4 inches by 5 1/2 inches.
A great CDV of Confederate Cavalry General J.E.B. Stuart. In this image he is seated and you can see his sword, hat, sash, and his boots. This is a very clear photograph of General Stuart and has a Brendann Bros., 207 Baltimore St. backmark. The Brendann Brothers were very noted Baltimore, Maryland photographers.