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.
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.