A great Confederate general CDV of General Roger Hanson.† A Kentucky general who commanded the Kentucky brigade of John C. Breckinridge's division, which he lead at the battle of Stone's River.† Hanson was mortally wounded on January 2, 1863, and died two days later in a house near the battlefield.† He is buried in Lexington, KY.†† A wonderful full standing photograph.
A wonderful CDV of a Confederate officer who was a prisoner†in the Gratiot Street, St. Louis, MO.†† This image is of a full standing Confederate officer holding a chair.† A 3 cent green Washington stamp is on the back.† This exact image is on page 88, "Still More Confederate Faces"!!!† Under the image on the carte is "A.J. Fox, Artist, Cor. Fourth & Olive sts. St. Louis".† We bought this from the Ertzgaard family.
A hard to find Confederate general! General George Thomas "Tige" Anderson fought in the Mexican War and then was commisioned into the US regular Army in 1855. He resign after Georgia succeeded and became Colonel of the 11th Georgia Infantry. He acted as brigade commander during the battles of the Seven Days, at Second Manassas, and at Sharpsburg. He was appointed brigadier general on November 1, 1862. He was at Fredericksburg, and followed the fortunes of Longstreet's corp in the Suffolk expedition. He was severely wounded at Gettysburg but was back in command at Chickamauga, Knoxvile, and the Virginia campaign of 1864. His brigade was attached to General Charles W. Field's division at Appomttox. There is no backmark on the image.
A nice CDV of Captain Joseph G. Strong, 28th Iowa Infantry. Captin Strong mustered in on 08/16/62 as a private and was mustered out on 07/31/65 in Savannah, Georgia. He was wounded at Sabine Cross Roads, LA on April 8, 1864 and again at Winchester, Virginia on September 19, 1864. This image is signed in light pencil underneath the photo. There is no backmark. A small notch is out of the right top corner of the card. Also I have the same image in my permanent collection with an ink signature. This regiment was organized with Iowa City as a place of rendezvous and it was mustered in Oct. 10, 1862. After a week at Davenport it moved to Helena, Ark. where a detachment of 500 accompanied a force in the direction of Oakland, Miss., for the aid of Grant in his effort to take Vicksburg. Smallpox kept the command in camp until Jan., 1863, when the regiment moved in the expedition up the White River as far as Devall's Bluff and returned to find its tents gone! when the men sank down into the mud to rest as best they could until something could be provided to give them some shelter from the elements. The regiment spent a week at Yazoo pass in February, clearing the channel of the obstructions placed there, and then returned to Helena. Col. Miller resigned, being succeeded by Lieut.-Col. Connell and the latter by Capt. Wilson as lieutenant-colonel. Moving for Vicksburg on April 11, the regiment was first under fire at Port Gibson, where it went into battle after a 24 hours' march and fought with coolness and spirit. It was at this time a part of the 2nd brigade, 12th division, 13th army corps. It took part in all the movements, skirmishes and marches of that corps, and was engaged at Champion's Hill, where it lost 22 killed, 65 wounded and 13 missing, four companies coming out of the fight without a commissioned officer. Gen. Hovey said of the 24th and 25th IA regiments "scarcely more than six months in service, yet no troops ever showed more bravery or fought with more valor." The regiment went into the trenches before Vicksburg and remained until the fall of the city. At the conclusion of the siege it moved to Jackson and engaged in the siege of that place. At this time it was reduced to about 250 men capable of duty, death, wounds and sickness having wrought havoc in its ranks. On its return to Vicksburg, it was assigned to the Department of the Gulf, and accompanied the expedition into western Louisiana as far as Opelousas. On the return it was in constant skirmish, making several marches toward the west on two or three occasions when the enemy became too aggressive. It was next ordered to Texas, but transportation not being furnished the regiment went into camp at Madisonville. About March 1, 1864 it proceeded to New Orleans, thence to Algiers, and a few days later to Brashear City. It was with the Red River expedition, fought at Sabine Cross-Roads, where it lost about 80 in killed and wounded, Col. Connell, being severely wounded and captured, the command devolving upon Capt. Thomas Dillon in the absence of his ranking officers. The regiment was on train guard service when the battle of Pleasant Hill was fought. When Grand Ecore was reached the regiment was joined by Lieut.-Col. Wilson with a large number of recruits. From Morganza the regiment marched to the Atchafalaya, and on its return embarked for Carrollton, where Col. Connell joined the regiment, an armless sleeve at one side. After some minor movements it sailed for Alexandria, Va., from there to Washington, thence to Tennallytown, and went into camp. With the Army of the Shenandoah, it was in the battle of Winchester, losing nearly 90 in killed and wounded. In the pursuit it captured 6 of the enemy's guns in battery, a large quantity of ammunition and a number of prisoners in the battle of Fisher's Hill. At Cedar Creek, with the 4th brigade of Grover's division, it went into action as the 8th corps gave way, but being left in an exposed position, through the failure of another regiment to come up on its right, it was driven back by overwhelming numbers, stubbornly contesting its ground for over half a mile. Lieut.-Col. Wilson was severely wounded, and the command fell to Maj. Meyer. The regiment recovered itself, pressed to the front in the charge that followed, and joined in the pursuit when the tide turned. Its losses for the day were nearly 100. It was engaged in many minor movements until the end of the year; sailed in Jan. 1865, to Savannah, GA, for garrison duty; thence moved to New Berne, NC, and back to Savannah; thence to Augusta and the last of June again to Savannah, where it was mustered out July 31, 1865 Its total strength was 956.
SOLD!!! 30 North Carolina Inf. Identified Photo and Badge A wonderful grouping of a large veterans photo and an identified 1921 United Confederate Veterans national badge from the Chattanooga reunion. The veteran in the photograph is Henry Blake Shute of Co. E, 30th North Carolina Infantry. He was captured at Cedar Creek, Virginia on Oct. 19, 1864. He was confined at Point Lookout, Maryland until the end of the war. He took his Oath of Allegiance on June 20, 1865 at Point Lookout, MD. The 1921 UCV National badge has Shute's name written on the hanger of the badge. The ribbon is in good shape. There is a very small amount of rubbing where the red ribbon attaches to the drop. The photograph is a large photograph with Henry Shute as a veteran wearing his Southern Cross and holding a copy of the "Confederate Veteran" in his hand. The photograph is approximately 7 3/8 inches by 9 1/2 inches. The gray board it is attached to is approximately 10 1/4 inches by 13 1/2 inches. The photographer is Shelbys Studio, Gastonia, N.C. as noted on the front of the card. Written on the back of the photo is "General H.B. Shute". A great North Carolina veteran's grouping!!
A great period image of the rail road station in Culpepper, Virginia. A train is at the station and two men are standing by the rail road tracks. Written below the image is "Rail Road Station, Culpepper." The image is approximately 4 1/4 inches by 3 3/8 inches. The card it is attached to is approximately 4 5/8 inches by 4 1/4 inches. There is no photographer mark on the image.
John N. Torrence, 49th North Carolina Infantry CDV
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A nice image of Captain John N. Torrence, 49th North Carolina Infantry. Torrence enlisted on March 18, 1862 at Gaston County, North Carolina. In April 1862 he mustered into the 49th North Carolina Infantry, Co. H and served until he surrendered at Appomattox Court House. He was promoted numerous times and was wounded at Fort Stedman, Virginia on March 25, 1865. The image is of Torrence in civilian clothesand signed in old ink on the back of the image. Also in old ink on the back of the image is "Kennedy Photo - Salisbury, N.C.". A nice image from a hard to find state!
A nice image of a Confederate officer full standing with his double brested coat, belt, and sash. This was probably taken right after the war because there is a 2 cent orange stamp on the back of the image. The image was in an albumn that require some type of adhesive to the top and bottom of the CDV. You can see the results and it does not effect the image of the officer. There is no backmark.
A super image of the point at Fort Pulaski, Savannah, Georgia after the Union bombardment. You can see the enormous damage the fort suffered. A sea coast gun is at a tilt. There is no backmark.
A great large cabinet card with the Confederate Monument in Charleston, South Carolina. The photo is approximately 8 1/2 inches by 5 1/4 inches. There are numerous wreaths on the Confederate grave stones. With the photo comes a postcard of the same scene. Neat photo.
A great CDV of an Union officer with a hard to find Vicksburg backmark. This waist up shot is very clear and you can really see his eagle buckle. The backmark is "Needles & Bishop, No. 6 Washington Street, Vicksburg, Miss.".
A great CDV of General Winfield Scott Hancock. Hancock attended the US Military academy at West Point and then had two years service in Indian Territory. He won a brevette for gallantry in Mexico and then fought against the Seminoles and the Mormons in Utah. General McClellan secured Hancock a post as Brigadier General of Volunteers and Hancock participated in the Peninsular and Maryland campaigns. At Sharpsburg he succeeded to command of the 1st Division of the 2nd Corps after the mortal wounding of General Isreal B. Richardson. He fought at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville under General Darius N. Couch and covered the Army of the Potomac as it retreated across the Rappahannock. At Gettysburg he anchored the line at Cemetary Ridge. His corp repulsed Picket's men on the third day of the battle. At that time he received a wound he would never fully recovered. He was out of action until the end of 1863. He resumed command of the 2nd Corp and led his men at the Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Cold Harbor, Deep Bottom, Ream's Station, and the Boydton Plank Road. His wound reopened in November 1864 and he attempted to recruit a Veterans Reserve Corps. For the rest of his life he would stay in the military. He ran for President of the United States but did not win. He will always be known for his stand at Gettysburg! The CDV has a blue 2 cent Washington stamp on the back with a "F. Gutekunst. 704 & 706 Arch St. - Philadelphia" backmark. There are two places on the back of the CDV that make it look like the image was once glued in an albumn. Great image of a great general!
A very nice image of General Lovell Harrison Rousseau. General Rousseau started his military career in the Mexican War as Captain of the 2nd Indiana Volunteers and served with gallantry. He mustered into the Union army as Colonel of the 3rd Kentucky. He was promoted to Brigadier General on October 1, 1861 and Major General October 22, 1862. At Shiloh he commanded a brigade of D.C. Buell's army and at Perryville gallantly led a division of Alexander McCook's corps. Subsequently, he succeeded to Divisional command in G.H. Thomas' Army of the Cumberland, serving with distinction at Stone's River, Tullahoma campaign, and at the end of the Chickamauga campaign. From November, 1863 until November, 1865, General Rousseau had command of the districts of Nashville and of Tennessee, the later with headquarters at Murfreesboro. He resigned in 1865 to take a seat in Congress. He returned to military duty after the war and accepted Alaska from the Russians after the purchase and succeeded General Sheridan as commander of the department of Louisiana. He died in New Orleans in 1869. The image has an "A.S. Morse, Photographer, Dep't of the Cumberland, Branch of Hd Qrs, 25 Cedar Street, Nashville, Tenn." backmark.