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Civil War History Collected By Gary Hendershott OCTOBER 2008 SALE 140

Rare Confederate Officer’s Navy Dolphin Head Sword

The rarest and most desirable Confederate Naval Officer’s sword. Made in England under contract for the Confederate Navy, ran the Blockade into Charleston, SC. The sword contains 100% of it’s original gold gilt.

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Welcome to my 140th Catalog, these pages contain the finest and most historically important Civil War items to ever come on the market in my 30 years of collecting, buying & selling Civil War History. All prices truly are .NET and priced to sell, there are NO Buyers Premiums and NO Hidden Fees. I do not charge Interest to anybody for any reason, as if a collector or a museum needs time to purchase an item for their collection, I will do everything I can to be of service. The Civil War marketplace has changed a lot over the past decade, Internet and auctions have affected everyone, I prefer the "Old Fashion" way of doing business; direct with the collector and the museum curator to build their collections in a pleasurable and friendly way, the Internet is a great tool for research, but is not a personable way of doing business, in an ever more complicated world it is nice to get back to a more straight forward way of doing business together. "Victory or Death" - Lee's Pistol's - Battle Flag of the 47th Georgia made by the Ladies of Charleston for saving their City! The rarest Confederate Hat's & Uniforms to have "Ever come on the market" Damn the Torpedo's, the actual fuze - sinking of the CSS Alabama - A Model to install the Iron Plates on the CSS Merimac - the 21st South Carolina Regimental flag captured at Battery Wagner - The Marine's and the Engineer's. The Quality and the Historic value of the items in this catalog are quite simply "The Best" and are a irreplaceable history of the Civil War. Thanking you in advance, and I look forward to hearing from you and getting back to doing business the Old Fashion way! Gary Hendershott Life Member CSA & Manuscript Society

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I visited Bermuda some 20 years ago and will never forget their museum having a full crate of these Dolphin Head Swords that were literally left on the docks in Hamilton Bermuda at the end of the war by the Confederate blockade runners. I had visited the Bermuda Historical Society and sold them the original drawings and diary of the British Engineer who built the forts on their island. This crate of swords is in their permanent collection and will never be for sale, however the sword in this catalog was used at sea and is the only example I have seen with an original Officer’s sword knot.


Confederate Griswold & Gunnison Revolver’s made near Macon, Georgia 1862 to 1865, made from the brass church bells of Georgia’s patriotic churches, including Christ Church in Macon. They were the finest revolver made in the Confederacy.

Lot 201

Griswold & Gunnison Second Model # 2178 made in January 1864, it retains untouched overall beautiful patina, all original Griswold screws, and numerous Griswold factory tool markings. Excellent condition ......... $29,500

Lot 202

Griswold & Gunnison Second Model #2457 made in summer 1864, it is 100% original down the last screw, stamped with assembly #27 throughout. It retains untouched original patina and original one-piece grips. ......... $24,500

Lot 203

The Rarest of all Griswold’s, # 3581 assembled from parts and finished by ex-Griswold workers after the factory had been destroyed by the Union Cavalry in November 1864. One of the Last Confederate Pistols ever made. ......... $37,500

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Lot 201 Griswold & Gunnison serial # 2178, made near Macon, Georgia, in January 1864, this gun is in remarkable fresh condition. Sam Griswold was a Connecticut Yankee who moved to Clinton County, Georgia and manufactured Cotton Gin’s, he bought 4000 acres along the Georgia Central Rail Road and developed is own community where he housed his factory workers, known as Griswoldville. When the Civil War broke out he first made Georgia Pikes, per request of Governor Brown. Then came his gunsmith partner Arvin Gunnison who had been in New Orleans making “Colt Navy’s”, when New Orleans fell in April 1862, and the two joined forces to produce the finest Confederate revolver for the Southern Army using Griswold’s factory trained slave labor near Macon, Georgia, and Gunnison’s machinery, together they produced some 3606 revolvers mostly for the Confederate Army. Today their brass-framed revolvers are among the most sought after handguns in the world! This #2178 is the best condition gun in the collection. It is excellent untouched condition throughout and every part has been checked. All three of these guns were on display at the Confederate Armory Museum in Gettysburg. Accompanied by detailed Letter of Authenticity by Fred Edmunds, this gun illustrated on page 130 of Collecting the Confederacy. ......... $29,500

Lot 202 Griswold & Gunnison serial #2457, made near Macon, Georgia before the Fall of Atlanta in 1864. In excellent condition and 100% original down to the last screw. The cast Brass Frame has serial number 2457 clearly struck on the left side, the Cylinder is stamped #2457, with most cylinder pins intact, the Barrel assembly has the second model octagon barrel housing with a round barrel and clearly stamped # 2457 on the right side above the wedge slot, the Loading lever is stamped #27 on the top flat, as is the Brass Trigger guard assembly, the Hammer, the Trigger, Wedge and Ratchet arm. It still retains its original main spring. Accompanied by detailed Letter of Authenticity by Fred Edmunds and previously on exhibit at the Confederate Armory Museum in Gettysburg. ......... $24,500

Lot 203 The Rarest Griswold of them all. Griswold & Gunnison last model #3581 assembled from parts from the burned factory in 1865. Only four of these so called Last Models are known to exist, all show remnants of silver plating, their walnut grips were highly polished, and all four were made as deluxe guns. Perhaps Griswold & Gunnison attempted in the last months of the war to make presentation grade guns to sell to the Officers, from the ruble of their burned factory. This rare gun has 25% of it’s original silver finish, 95% original varnish on the grips, and 70% original finish on the cylinder which was lightly stamped #3581, then highly polished with blueing.

Collection of Lots 201, 202, and 203 All three of these Confederate Revolver’s were exhibited together over the years at the Confederate Armory Museum in Gettysburg and are available as one collection for .NET ......... $86,500

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Cylinder #3581 was struck before polishing and blueing, cryptic “2” stamped at muzzle end. Barrel lug cryptic “2”. Loading lever “1”, Trigger guard cryptic “2” and VI on left side, Frame cryptic “RR” & VI on bottom of frame, Grip has penciled “2”, Back strap cryptic “2” & “21” stamped on right inside. Hammer has cryptic “2”, ratchet arm stamped “1”, spring missing. Other known last models are serial #’s 3544, 3580 and 3606. Accompanied by detailed Letters of Authenticity from Fred Edmunds and other collectors, this gun was originally discovered in 1960’s and has never been on the market before. Exhibited at the Confederate Armory Museum in Gettysburg. The Rarest Griswold. ......... $37,500

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Lot 204

“Victory or Death” Confederate 1st National Flag from North Carolina 1861 An important Confederate Flag, one of the few known to exist bearing the patriotic motto first coined by Patrick Henry “ Give me Liberty or Give me Death” during America’s fight for Independence from England in 1776. Another interesting feature is the “Southern Cross” pattern on this twelve Star flag is reminiscent of the pattern used just a year latter on the iconic Confederate battle flag, the scalloped edges along the fly are trimmed in fine silk thread, the hoist has three hand sewn grommets to hoist this 4 x 6 ft flag during battle (41 inches x 71 inches) made of cotton the “motto” is hand cut and hand seen in the white field. The late Howard Madaus authenticated this flag as being similar to an identified North Carolina flag that was captured at New Bern. It is also accompanied by Fonda Thomsen’s fabric and dye analysis (TPA report 1343). This patriotic Confederate 1st National flag was made within the first weeks of November 1861, and is a historically important showpiece of Southern Patriotism and the forerunner of the battle flag design. A Remarkable flag in fresh untouched condition, with bright colors. ......... $85,000

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Battle Flag of the 47th Georgia carried from Charleston to Vicksburg! Made by the Ladies of Charleston, SC from Dress Fabric for the Georgia Boy’s Lot 205 47th Georgia Infantry, Col. A.C. Edwards - Beautiful handmade Confederate battle flag presented to the 47th Georgia Infantry by the Ladies of Charleston, South Carolina in June 1862 just after the Battle of Secessionville during the first siege of Charleston. The flag’s aesthetic value is only superseded by its historical significance in that the 47th Georgia fought valiantly and rendered outstanding service to the citizens of Charleston as well as to the Confederate Army. It was bloodied during the Battle of Chickamauga and Missionary Ridge as well as the Atlanta Campaign and then consolidated with the 46th Georgia and was engaged in the campaign of the Carolinas under General Joseph Johnston. Prior to that, however, during the Battle of Secessionville outside Charleston, South Carolina, the 47th Georgia displayed courage and chivalry in turning the Yankee tide and saving the city from the Union onslaught. An article in the “Charleston Mercury” during that period stated that the “Ladies Charleston Association in aid of their volunteer soldiers presented four battle flags that they had prepared locally for the four Georgia units that had been called to Charleston during the crisis” that

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culminated in the Battle of Secessionville on June 16, 1862. The 47th Georgia was one of these regiments along with the 46th Georgia, the 51st Georgia and the 32nd Georgia. This particular flag was handmade from a red cotton flannel with a dark blue wool and cotton mixture dress material making up the blue cross portion of the St. Andrew’s cross. There are 13 white cotton five pointed stars appliqueed to each side of the cross. Significantly on one side of the hoist is an ink inscription reading “Col. A.C. Edwards” who was the hard fighting Lt. Colonel of the 47th Georgia. The overall size of the flag is 72” X 72” and it is beautifully framed in a museum quality exhibition frame. The historical value of this flag cannot be overstated as it is a testament to the hard fighting Georgia volunteers who went to the birthplace of secession in defense of the Confederate cause. The Ladies of Charleston in appreciation of their efforts presented this very battle flag to them and now it remains as one of the finest examples of Southern chivalry and patriotism to survive the war. (Confederate Battle Flag accompanied by Howard Madaus and Fonda Thomson authentication and research) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185,000

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Lot 206

Robert E Lee’s pair of Presentation Deringer’s from a Kentucky Agent during the Mexican War A remarkable matching pair serial #2 & #3, Kentucky marked Deringer Pistols – Presented to “R.E. Lee, VA” during the Mexican War when he was a captain in the US Engineers. General Lee is perhaps the most famous military leaders in history, he graduated 1st in his class from West Point, went on to survey the Mississippi river, and served in Winfield Scott’s invasion army during the Mexican War as an engineer building bridges and fortifications. Just before the Civil War he was stationed in West Texas in command of the 2nd US Dragoons protecting the frontier from marauding Indian tribes. During the Civil War he became the Commander-in-Chief of all the Confederate armies and an American Icon. In near mint condition with over 95% original finish, this extremely fine pair of Philadelphia Deringer’s, .41 cal. With 3 1/8 inch barrels are marked on the barrel flats by Kentucky agent “Wolf & Durringer, Louisville, KY“. The left of each barrel is marked with a large “P” in a sunburst cartouche, as well the barrel’s were once decorated in gold to simulate Damascus steel. Each pistol has Silver Shield escutcheon beautifully hand engraved “R.E. Lee, Va” and they are consecutively numbered 2 & 3. (con’t on next page)

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Lot 206 (con’t.)

Robert E Lee’s pair of Presentation Deringer’s from a Kentucky Agent during the Mexican War Accompanying this pair of pistols is a correspondence documenting their discovery in 1933, by a famous coin dealer in St. Louis, Missouri who purchased them from a local family during the height of the depression for $125. A princely sum at the time as you have bought a home for that amount of money. The correspondence clearly states that these pistols belonged to General Lee when he stationed in Kentucky & Missouri & Texas before/during/after the Mexican War. Most of the leaders of the Civil War in fact led an active roll in the Mexican War, such as Ulysses S. Grant, Jefferson Davis, McClellan, Meade, Longstreet & Stonewall Jackson all received their battlefield training during the American invasion of Mexico 1846 to 1848. The Kentucky agents Wolf & Durringer first appeared in the Louisville Business Directory just before the war in 1845. These pistols were actually manufactured by Henry Deringer in Philadelphia, and then sold to the Kentucky agent who stamped his name on the barrel flats. Throughout General Lee’s career he was presented gifts of honor and gratitude by friends and family. These are the only guns of his that I have ever seen come on the market. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own Southern marked pistols presented to the greatest military leader in American history. ......... $125,000

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The Finest Collection of Confederate Kepi’s to ever be offered – from a enlisted man’s Richmond Depot to custom made Confederate General’s Hat

Lot 207

Original carved wooden mold for Jackson Style Kepi’s The original carved wooden mold to make Confederate Jackson Style Forage Kepi’s. Purchased from the Spangler Museum in Richmond, Virginia when it closed in the 1960’s, with original museum tag “ Form used by Mrs. Spangler mother of Robert Spangler to make caps for the Army in the Battle of Hanover, June 30, 1863 – loaned by Mrs. Barnhart” this is one of the most unique Confederate relic’s that I have ever encountered and an appropriate introduction to Civil War Headgear. The hat makers of the Confederacy were the same Ladies that sewed the Flags and made the uniforms, few Confederate Hat’s survived the Civil War, this is the largest holding of them to have ever come onto the market. This hand carved mold tells it all, for they built their husbands and sons Jacksonian style hats on this simple wooden mould in central Virginia. Ex: William A. Turner Collection wt 20 lbs. ......... $950

Lot 208

Confederate Officer’s hat ornament Confederate Officer’s hat ornament from the 41st Virginia Infantry, CSA from the collection of William Albaugh, mounted on his collection card, this could be a dug relic or just what was left of a Confederate Officer’s hat in Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia, hand embroidered in gilt quatrefoil on dark blue wool cloth. Ex: William A Turner Collection 2 inches diameter. ......... $650

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Lot 209

A superb Confederate Enlisted Man’s Kepi from the Richmond Depot – Arsenal made in Gray Jean Wool similar to Private’s Uniforms of Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia Enlisted man’s Kepi from the Confederate Arsenal in Richmond, VA. They don’t exist any nicer than this, as usually EM material is well worn, even to the point of falling apart. This Confederate soldier’s hat is well preserved, yet well worn, sweat band is intact and the visor is in good shape. The blue jean coarsely woven wool bodice is faded at top from exposure although remarkably intact and original color just as it was issued to Lee’s Army in 1863. If there was one Confederate foot soldiers hat to own-this would be the one. Condition is untouched and completely original as issued. ......... $26,500

Lot 210

58th North Carolina butternut Kepi Confederate Butternut Kepi worn by William Jenks of the 58th North Carolina, with brown polished cotton lining, chin strap and sweat band 60% intact, with one plain brass side button. Brass “58” on the front with Pvt. William Jenks name inside the crown. The 58th was composed of men from the Appalachian Mountains, they organized in July 1862 and served in the Army of Tennessee from Chickamaugua to Atlanta, they took heavy losses in the trenches on Missionary Ridge. They defended Atlanta from Sherman, many were killed by Union sniper’s during the battle. Accompanied by a letter from John Graham who discovered the hat from the family in North Carolina. ......... $16,500

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Lot 211

Confederate General’s kepi made in Georgia on a light blue wool fabric with Four rows of Quatrefoil and Confederate brass Eagle Buttons on either side of the Visor The ultra Rare Confederate Regulation General’s kepi, of which only a few are known to exist. Most General’s in the Confederate Army rose thru the ranks from Captain & Colonel and retained their kepi’s from previous ranks. Thus, a true regulation Confederate General’s kepi is extremely rare and missing in most museum as well as private collections. This is in near mint condition with a black stripe liner, and tarred paste board inner crown on the interior. The outside is literally the finest that exists, in a light blue almost turquoise wool, beautifully hand sewn with four bands of quatrefoil, with CS-1 Eagle buttons on either side of the leather chin strap which also has a large brass buckle. The condition is completely untouched and original; they just don’t exist any nicer than this. ......... $65,000

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Lot 212

A Richmond Depot Confederate Artilleryman’s Kepi of Cadet Grey and Bright Red Wool A Superb Confederate Artillery Enlisted man’s kepi from the Richmond Depot. Arsenal made of imported Cadet grey wool and aniline dyed bright red wool cloth, with Eagle “A” visor buttons on either side of the leather chin strap. The brown Calico lining is excellent and the sweat band is intact. This is the A-Typical hat worn by Lee’s Artillerist from the Richmond Howitzer’s to the Big Guns at Gettysburg. Condition has some mothing, yet colors are fresh as the day issued in Richmond, it certainly saw action in the Army of Northern Virginia. ......... $27,500

Lot 213

Stonewall Jackson’s Courier’s Kepi, Lt. Benjamin Pendleton, 2nd Virginia Infantry Pvt. Benjamin Pendleton’s uniform which sold last year and his kepi offered here, are an anomaly in rank, he must have at some point became a lieutenant of artillery, as his blockade run Irish made Artillery Shell jacket is quite famous, and this Confederate Artillery Officer’s Kepi is accompanied by a old museum tag that states” This hat worn by Benjamin Pendleton, Stonewall Brigade at the Surrender at Appomattox” he was listed in the Appomattox parole book as one of only 35 surviving members of the “ Stonewall Brigade”, he had the notoriety of being the famous General “ Stonewall” Jackson’s courier earlier in the war. A attractive kepi, with extensive restoration to the edge of crown, worn at Lee’s Surrender, he was 1 of only 35 survivors of “Stonewall’s Brigade”. ......... $16,500

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Lot 214

A Confederate Regulation General’s Kepi on Dark Blue wool with CS-1 Buttons This collection contained both types of Generals Kepi’s this is more of the Chasseur style with the deeply chased back. The hand sewn quatrefoil in the regulation generals four bands is beautifully done, the stitching is still on top of the heavy gilt quatrefoil bands. It has Confederate CS -1 brass eagle buttons on either side of the hand cut leather chin strap and the leather visor is also excellent and original. An ultra rare Confederate General’s Regulation Kepi. ......... $65,000

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Confederate Officers Slouch Hat of Company ‘D” 9th Virginia Cavalry Perhaps the most famous Non-Regulation hat of the Confederate Army was this style hat. Well worn it endured many battles and is a remarkable survivor in today’s market of Confederate head gear. Neatly penned in iron gall ink inside the sweat band “ T Watt, D, 9 Va Cav” with roughly twisted hat Cord and a faded Yellow Silk Brocade and a crudely cast lead “D” this is the real thing as worn as it is the 9th Virginia Cavalryman that wore this hat fought under Lee and Stuart and it is a historically important and legitimate Confederate usage. ......... $11,500

Lot 216

A Confederate Enlisted Man’s Kepi A Confederate Enlisted Man’s Kepi, worn & with battlefield repair by the Confederate Private that wore it in Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. Made of coarse blue jean wool, lacking band, with numerous field repairs. This hat is typical of the surviving enlisted mans uniforms of the Civil War, well worn and used to the limits. Heavy canvas sail cloth lining, the visor has been whip stitched back onto the hat by the soldier. ......... $17,500

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Lot 217

Confederate Officers Butternut Forage Hat, with Battle of Atlanta capture label A superb Confederate Lieutenants “Forage” Jacksonian style hat, with a “Pig Skin” visor, eagle buttons on either sides of the Chin strap. The large single braid of gold quatrefoil indicates this is a Arsenal made hat, and the capture label at right has been seen in collections of items from the Battle of Atlanta. The sweat band is intact and the interior lining is a coarsely woven wool. A superb example of a Confederate Officer’s “Butternut” forage cap in excellent condition. ......... $29,500

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Lot 218

North Carolina Officer in Regulation Uniform wearing a “NC” Hardee One of the finest Confederate images that I have seen, halfplate ambrotype, clear as a bell and mint condition in original gutta-percha case. Large crisp image of this North Carolina State Militia Officer in 1861, wearing a Hardee hat with “NC”, ostrich plum and button and the side! He is wearing a regulation State of North Carolina militia officer’s single breasted uniform. Beautifully hand tinted, he could be easily identified. Ex: William A. Turner collection. ......... $8,250

Lot 219

State of Louisiana Officers Slouch hat State of Louisiana Officers Slouch hat, with magnificent “Sequined Pelican” state seal sewn directly onto the front of the hat, with gold large acorns hat cord, and silk hat band, and trimmed with silk thread. A remarkable state slouch hat, obviously made by New Orleans finest uniform makers, the detail of the sequin’s state seal is stunning. A superb and rare showpiece from Louisiana. ......... $23,500

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Lot 220

18th Virginia Cavalry The only known Confederate Cavalry Officer’s Yellow Kepi The only known Confederate Cavalry Officer’s Regulation kepi made of yellow wool. Worn by Captain George J. Pratt, Company H, 18th Virginia Cavalry that served under General John Imboden in battles from Gettysburg in 1863 to serving with the VMI cadets in the battle of New Market, and throughout the Shenandoah Valley campaigns. Beautifully made with bands of gold quatrefoil for the rank of First Lieutenant, with a dark blue oil cloth visor with eagle buttons on either side and a brass buckle on the leather chin strap. The lining is also a yellow silk, with a red leather sweat band, the inside crown is made of white pasteboard. This is the only known surviving example of a Confederate cavalry officer’s kepi made in yellow in accordance with Confederate Regulations. This is the very kepi illustrated in the Time Life Books, and his Confederate uniform is also offered in this catalog (accompanied by Jensen letter of Authenticity) ......... $75,000

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22nd Louisiana Colonel’s Uniform Grouping with Louisiana State Buttons A remarkable Assemblage of a Louisiana Colonel’s Uniform, including the Crown of his Kepi and chin strap with Louisiana buttons till attached, as well as his collar insignia, 14 Louisiana Confederate State buttons, all mounted on a large part of his grey uniform, with quatrefoil from his sleeves sewn in a circle making this an ornate memento for his family after the war, but a loss to the collecting community as they not only cut up his uniform, but his hat too! After the war, the southern states were under military occupation and Confederate uniforms and insignia were banned which may explain this assemblage which is identified to the 22nd Louisiana Infantry. All mounted on 19th century paste board & framed 20 inches tall. ......... $14,500

Lot 222

Stonewall Jackson’s Uniform “Virginia” Coat Button made into a Ladies Hat pin General T.J. “ Stonewall” Jackson’s Uniform Virginia Coat Button, marked “Mitchell & Tyler” Richmond on verso shanked and made into a Ladies Hat pin. After “Stonewall’s” death and funeral in Lexington, VA in 1863, many mementos were given away to friends and family, this being one from his uniform which he was buried in. It is from the Stewart Collection, and attached to his collection card. Ex: William A. Turner Collection. ......... $7,500

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Lot 223

The Rarest Confederate Officer’s Uniform – 1st South Carolina Sharpshooters – Captain Robert Chisolm – Officers Shell Jacket with Charleston Tailor’s Label Captain Robert Chisolm, commanded Company A, 1st Battalion, of the famous South Carolina Sharpshooters in the Defense of Charleston in 1863. In the corpus of known Confederate uniforms this ranks as one of the great rarities for several reasons, first it is one of only a handful of Confederate Officer’s shell jacket’s known to exist (J.E.B. Stuart had one), it is one of only a few Confederate Uniforms with the Tailor’s Label inside, thus we not only know who wore it and when, but we know who made this uniform for him. Another rarity is the brass “Battle Beads up each sleeve in conjunction with his quatrefoil sleeve insignia, Captain Chisolm also signed the inside of the uniform in ink, the double breasted front has it’s original Confederate Eagle CS-36 brass buttons, blockade run, made in England each button is back marked “T & B Manchester”. A truly Unique, custom-made Confederate uniform all the way. (con’t. next page)

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Lot 223 (con’t.)

The Rarest Confederate Officer’s Uniform – 1st South Carolina Sharpshooters – Captain Robert Chisolm – Officers Shell Jacket with Charleston Tailor’s Label He served under General George Pickett, A.P. Hill, and Joseph E. Johnston and helped save the city of Charleston during the siege of 1863. Custom made for him by “C. Decau & Co, Charleston S.C.” whose label is still inside the collar, it is interesting to note that the wide lapel’s on his uniform are similar to those of Robert E. Lee’s uniform, perhaps he had a photo of Lee and asked the tailor to “Make me a uniform like General Lee’s” Also, the brass battle beads on each sleeve, are only known to exist on general’s uniforms all on cadet grey wool with blue trim. The condition is excellent and completely untouched and original, just as it was when purchased from Capt. Chisolm’s descendants. Accompanied by his service records as well as Les Jenson Letter of Authenticity. ......... $95,000

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Lot 224

General J.E.B. Stuart’s Courier’s – Butternut Enlisted Man’s Uniform & Haversack Pvt. Gallaher was the personal courier to General J.E.B. Stuart, his butternut Confederate Army issue shell jacket was worn while a courier for the famous J.E.B. Stuart at his head quarters and on the battlefield, is one of the few Confederate identified Courier Uniforms known to exist. Communication was of major importance between the Confederate Commander’s both during and before the battle, the trust instilled into young Gallaher by his hard fighting commander must have been tremendous and well earned. Private Gallaher lived thru the war although Stuart was killed by a sniper’s bullet in 1864. Accompanied by his service records as well as a Les Jenson Letter of Authenticity. Ex: William A Turner Collection. ......... $89,500

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Lot 225

Francis Scott Key author of ‘Star Spangled Banner’ Grandson’s Confederate Uniform from the Maryland Line famous Stonewall Brigade The Confederate Uniform of Lt. McHenry Howard, grandson of Francis Scott Key and Aid-de-Camp to General Isaac Trimble of the Stonewall Brigade of the Maryland Line, latter served on General Robert E. Lee’s son’s G.W.C. Lee’s Staff until he was captured in April 1865. This is one of the finest and most historically documented Confederate Uniforms in existence! Accompanied by his war date papers, including a letter written by Confederate General Isaac Trimble appointing him his Aide-de-Camp as he prepares the Maryland Line to join the Confederate Army, numerous letters to and from him while a prisoner-of-war at Fort Delaware when he was 1st captured at the Battle of Spotsylvania, his wallet still full of Confederate currency, and importantly a photograph of him “In this Uniform”. Lastly a letter from 1st Lady Varina Davis thanking him for his bravery during the war, in which she extoll’s his virtue’s as a “Devoted Patriot that graced the Maryland Line”. An important Confederate Officer’s Uniform on many different levels of history. In near mint condition, beautiful light grey wool, trimmed in buff piping indicating a Staff Officer, a single well defined thread of quatrefoil on each sleeve almost to the shoulder, his lieutenants stripes neatly sewn to his collar. Double breasted with all original Eagle Staff officer button’s, with green linen lining, completely original and as attractive as the last day he wore it in April 1865. This is one of the finest and most historical Confederate Uniforms to have ever come on the market. A showpiece (recently on exhibit at the Antietam Battlefield in Maryland, accompanied by Les Jenson Letter of Authenticity and lengthy provenance). ......... $165,000

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Confederate Artillery Officer’s Uniform worn by Dr. Francis A. Stanford discovered in his antebellum home “St. Elmo” in Columbus, Georgia

Lot 226

A stunning Confederate Artillery Captain’s Uniform - Coat and Pants, worn by Capt/Surgeon Francis A Stanford of the 15th Alabama Volunteers, latter surgeon for General Joseph Wheeler’s Army of Tennessee Cavalry Corps. This uniform and those of his brother-in-laws were all recently discovered in the antebellum home of “St. Elmo” (namesake of the famous literary work) certainly one of the last great discoveries. Captain Stanford had married one of the Fontaine girls, her brother Theophilus Fontaine was a commander in the 3rd Georgia Cavalry (his Confederate uniform was discovered at the same time) and latter in the 20th Georgia in Lee’s Army and fought from Gettysburg to the surrender at Appomattox. Their father was the mayor of Columbus, Georgia, and they all lived in the magnificent Antebellum home of St. Elmo.

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The uniform has triple quatrefoil running up each sleeve to near the shoulder, his captain’s bar’s are neatly sewn onto his bright red collar, cuff ’s are matching bright red, with fourteen Eagle Staff buttons on the double breasted front, and three small eagle staff cuff buttons on each cuff, and tail buttons. Capt. Stanford has signed the waist band inside his trouser’s which are a darker shade of grey, with same bright red piping down each leg, with bone button closures. Condition is bright color yet some mothing at edges. Accompanied by his service records, as well as a Les Jenson Letter of Authenticity. . . . $72,500 | Civil War History Collected by Gary Hendershott • October 2008 Sale 140 • www.GaryHendershott.NET


Lot 227

Confederate Cavalry Uniform of Captain George J. Pratt, 18th Virginia Cavalry from the Battle of Gettysburg to Winchester where three Horses were shot out from under him A superb Confederate Cavalry officer’s uniform with a Important history! First Lieutenant George H. Pratt, Company H, 18th Virginia Cavalry in Imboden’s Brigade. Worn by him at the Battle of Gettysburg to the Battle of Winchester where he was in command, his cavalry unit was part of Lee’s Army; he was engaged in battles from enlistment to surrender. A beautiful uniform in near mint condition, large well-defined quatrefoil up each sleeve, two bars on his standing collar, piped in yellow designating cavalry. Fourteen Eagle Staff buttons down the double-breasted front, and four more on the tails, along with three cuff buttons on each cuff. Remarkably fresh cadet gray wool and a showpiece from a famous Confederate Cavalry Officer with a important military record, his unique Cavalry Officer’s Hat is lot 19. They just don’t exist any nicer than this! Accompanied by his service records and a Les Jenson Letter of Authenticity, and this uniform is illustrated in the regimental history on page 50. ......... $87,500

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Lot 228

One of the rarest Confederate Regimental Flags in Existence – The 21st South Carolina Volunteers captured at Fort Wagner during the amphibious Union assault This ranks as one of the best Confederate Flags in private hands, as we know who carried it and who captured it and when! We also know who made it in Charleston in 1862, and we know the family that it descended in grandfather Major John West served on the Staff of Gen’l Beauregard while he was in command of the defense of Charleston in 1863. Confederate regimental marked flags are very rare, only a few are known to exist. Howard Madaus in his report on this flag states “ It is one of the better documented flags, with data available on it’s manufacturer Hayden & Whilden of Charleston, it’s capture form the 21st South Carolina by the 9th Maine Infantry, only a few flags are as well documented as this flag” It is accompanied by the late Howard Madaus’ letter of Authenticity, as well as lengthy family provenance as well as a notarized letter from the descendants of Major John West in Charleston in 1961 when they sold it to a local collector. This flag flew over Battery Wagner during the famous amphibious assault on July 10, 1863 in which 1200 Confederates defended the fort against overwhelming odd’s of a 6,000 man naval assault force of Union troops, in which Col Robert Shaw’s African-American troops of the 54th Massachusetts spearheaded the amphibious assault and were virtually wiped-out on the beach head but their bravery created the formation of over 300,000 US Colored Troop’s into regiments. (see the movie Glory) The 21st South Carolina Volunteers had be assigned to defend Charleston during this siege in 1863, and were stationed at Battery Wagner where this flag flew during that infamous day, this flag was “captured” that same day by the 9th Maine and returned to Charleston after the war. The flag had only been made 6 months before the battle in downtown Charleston by Hayden & Whilden, who made and delivered this flag on February 10, 1863. Beautifully made wool muslin, retains it’s original bright colors, with 11 hand sewn Stars, as well as the regimental identification hand cut and hand sewn of the same material onto the center of the flag by the Charleston maker. It has some wear as might be expected of a battle flag, nevertheless it is very attractive and a historical and remarkable showpiece for a collector or museum. Size: 4 x 6 ft. ......... $95,000

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Lot 229

Louisiana Confederate Colonel’s Uniform with 18ct Gold Star’s on the Collar & Pelican Buttons A Important Louisiana Confederate Colonel’s Uniform, with early Louisiana State “Pelican” gold gilt buttons, and magnificent 18 carat cast gold Colonel’s star’s on the high collar. A double-breasted frock coat made of a heavy jean grey-blue wool with linen lining. Field use, with normal wear, and some mothing, and a few button’s missing yet this is a ultra- rare Louisiana Colonel’s uniform with original Gold Star’s on the collar, and early state Pelican buttons. A remarkable showpiece. ......... $57,500

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Lot 230

Beautifully marked Fayetteville musket “C.S.A. – 1864 The famous Fayetteville musket .58 cal made by the Confederate States Armory in Fayetteville, NC, well struck markings on the lock plate as well as the brass butt plate “1864 Eagle & CSA, Fayetteville” with brass barrel bands and nose cap, excellent grain wood stock, both hammer and the percussion mechanism are in excellent condition and not dry fired. Excellent condition throughout and one of the nicest guns I have seen. ......... $14,500

Lot 231

Confederate Cavalry Officer’s Boot’s & Spur’s High grade with brown leather upper’s, and squared nails on the soles. Accompanied by unmarked but Confederate rooster tail brass, roughly cast spurs. Discovered in West Virginia thirty years ago, originally exhibited with Major Neff ’s Virginia uniform. Ex: William A. Turner collection. ......... $2,200

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Lot 232

The rare .54 caliber Starr Carbine used in Missouri and Kansas Civil War Starr carbine .54 cal breech loading cavalry carbine with saddle ring. The wood is excellent with some original case hardening patina on the receiver, with inspectors markings at the breech. Made by Starr Arms Company this carbine was the Maynard of the West, as it was the most widely used carbine in the west at the beginning of the Civil War. A Fine gun in completely original and untouched condition. ......... $1,950

Lot 233

Confederate Two-Piece “CS” Gilt Buckle on Richmond Arsenal Bullet Stitched Belt A rare Confederate Officers belt set, on original brown russet leather belt. Arsenal made in Richmond and issued to an officer in Lee’s Army. It retains 90% of its original gold gilting, the leather is supple and it is an excellent and rare original Confederate Officer’s Richmond Arsenal CS Army issue belt set. Accompanied by Mullinax Letter of Authenticity. Ex: Walter’s collection. ......... $13,500

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Lot 234

A Superb “C.S.A.” Confederate Staff Officer’s sword made by the Confederate Armory in North Carolina The famous Froelich; Confederate Staff officer’s sword with all matching assembly numbers XIXXX on sword and scabbard. This is visually one of the most striking Confederate swords ever produced with the large cut-out letters “C.S.A.” encompassing the entire guard. A narrow pen-knife 32 inch style blade, this is one of the few known to exist with a Etched blade, depicting tobacco leaves and “CS”, the grip is of carved wood, with a brass wire wrap. The matching scabbard retains the original factory applied magenta color. Located in Kenansville, North Carolina and known as The Confederate States Armory, it’s founder Louis Froelich produced a variety of weapons to sell to the Confederacy, very rare and desirable this sword with a Etched blade is an important collection centerpiece. ......... $15,500

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Lot 235

Rare 1st Model Maynard Carbine – Most were purchased by the Confederate Government and was official Confederate carbine at the beginning of the War – General JEB Stuart carried a Maynard Carbine 1st Model Maynard Carbine .50 cal serial # 4438, only 4500 of these 1st models were ever made and the Confederacy bought 3000 of them at the beginning of the war in 1861. Less than 400 of the first models survive today Made before the war began in 1858 -59 they were among the first Confederate weapons purchased, and the only official Confederate carbine of the Civil War. Fine condition with tang rear site, patchbox and overall even and pleasant patina. It does have a field repair of a peened hinge screw and shows field use, indicating it was used in the war and most likely by a Confederate as only 660 are documented to Union troops. An attractive and rare Confederate used carbine. ......... $4,350

Lot 236

2nd Model Maynard Carbine .50 cal serial #10032 with saddle ring About 20,000 of these 2nd Model’s were produced from 1863 - 65. This carbine is in fine condition, with two distinctive military cartouches stamped into the stock wrist. The serial number suggests possible issue in late 1863 or early 1864, which was known as the year of “attrition”. The Maynard was highly regarded as a fine carbine and easy to load, it was used by the 11th Indiana, 5th & 7th Kansas, 10th Tennessee and the 1st Wisconsin. A fine carbine, with an even patina throughout. ......... $1,750

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Lot 237

Superb Confederate Boyle & Gamble Foot Officer’s Sword This beautiful sword is in excellent condition and is completely original throughout. The overall length of the sword is 37 ½ inches and the blade measures 29 5/8 inches long. The brass guard is of the typical rose design with intertwining vines. The grip is leather with most of the original brown color dye and has twelve winds of medium heavy single strand brass wire, all intact. The brass guard shows a beautiful age patina, having never been cleaned. The leather scabbard is top-seamed, with brass mounts and brass carrying rings. The dyed brown leather is thinning showing a shallow reddish brown color. Scabbard is in excellent condition, showing no weaknesses. The brass mounts are screwed onto the scabbard and along with the brass carrying rings, show an even aged patina. This is a near mint and original Confederate Officers Sword made by the Boyle & Gamble Company of Richmond, Virginia who armed most of the officers of Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. This sword was previously on exhibit at the Confederate Armory Museum in Gettysburg, Pa. and is from the collection of Fred Edmunds. ......... $11,500

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Lot 238

Confederate Boyle & Gamble “CS & Star” Staff & Field Officer’s Sword This superb sword is 100% original and came out of a family in Richmond, Virginia. The blade is excellent, showing no dings or dents. The blade clearly shows its original etching on both sides. The blade’s obverse shows tobacco leaves, along with a Confederate 1st National Flag below which is etched “CSA” in a shield. The reverse of the blade shows a stand of flags with a shield in the middle with eleven small star’s representing the states in the Confederacy. The pierced cast brass guard has a star over the letters “CS” which are encompassed within a wreath with a “star” above. The guard is in excellent condition with much of the original gilt remaining. The cast brass pommel has the typical mold seam and laurel leaves set in a curved ribbon-like fashion. The leather wrap is among the best I have ever observed in my many years of collecting. The brass mounted leather scabbard is the classic Boyle & Gamble and was probably made by the R.H. Bosher Carriage Factory of Richmond, VA. The brass mounts, drag and carrying rings are all in excellent condition showing uniform, aged patina. The leather is sound, with no break or bends. It shows age and some shrinkage, which is not at all unusual. Surface age cracking is visible, but no impairment of strength is observed. This sword deserves to take a place in honored surroundings: it has an aura of its own. Previously on exhibit at the Confederate Armory Museum in Gettysburg, PA. it has been in the collection of Fred Edmunds for the past Thirty years, a superb Confederate “Staff ” Officer’s sword. ......... $26,500

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Lot 239

Model 1851 Colt Navy - London Cased –Presented to Confederate General John Marmaduke of Missouri & Arkansas CSA General John S. Marmaduke, joined the Confederate Army as Lt. Colonel of the 1st Arkansas Battalion, and latter served under Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston at the battle of Shiloh. He was appointed a Brigadier General in November 1862 and led a force of 5,000 men from Arkansas into his now Union Occupied home state of Missouri, he was latter captured during one of his raids in 1864, and became a POW till war’s end. When released he returned to his home in St. Louis where this Colt Navy was presented to him by his friends and family for his service during the war, he soon became governor of Missouri and helped develop the state in the postwar years. A fine Colt Navy .36 caliber, 7.5” barrel, serial # 2775, barrel address “Col. Colt London.” Colt patent markings on the left side of the frame. Iron back strap and trigger guard. British proof on cylinder. Walnut grips. Case complete with ammunition, two percussion cap tins, powder flask, nipple wrench, and iron Colt bullet mold. There is a spurious circular silver disk inlaid on the ornately carved lid. It reads “FROM THE CITIZENS OF ST LOUIS TO GENERAL J. S. MARMADUKE C.S.A. 1860-1864.” All metal surfaces are smooth and sharp with minor touch-up of cold blue finish. The oak case is not an original case and is lined with the proper style of green cloth. The grips retain 70% of the original oil finish. ......... $24,500

Lot 240

Confederate D-Guard Bowie Knife This stag horn gripped Bowie was a typical knife carried by Confederate soldiers at the beginning of the Civil War. The stag horn grip is made of two slabs pinned through the tang by iron pins. The D-Guard is made from flatten iron and peened through the end of the tang. Long 20 inch blade. Ex Ashworth Collection. ......... $3,500

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Lot 241

Confederate Embossed “CS” Canteen made in New Orleans According the Steve Mullinax, author of Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates, there are only four “CS” embossed canteens known to exist. This exact canteen is pictured on page 85 in the canteen book by Steve Sylvia and Michael O’Donnell. It is thought by some authorities that these “CS” canteens were made in New Orleans in 1861. This canteen was captured at the Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee, in April 1862. It is completely genuine and is one of the rarest Confederate items known to exist. Accompanied by a Letter of Provenance from Steve Mullinax. ......... $36,500

Lot 242

Confederate “CS” Embossed Cartridge Box Extremely rare Confederate cartridge box for ammunition. The “CS” embossed cartridge boxes are among the rarest cartridge boxes manufactured by the Confederate Army. It has a wooden finial in an effort to save much needed lead for ammunition. On the reverse of the box it has been cut for wearing on a waist belt. There is a small tear on the top of the outer flap and the inner tool pouch is missing the flap and tab still retains original tins. ......... $24,500

Lot 243

Identified “Signal Corps” Binoculars used by Lieut. Preston B. Gochnauer, 8th Virginia, C.S.A. CSA Lt. Preston B. Gochnauer was a member of Company F, 8th Virginia Infantry, known as the famed “Old Bloody Eighth.” The binoculars themselves are quite scarce. They were made by Barau & Son, Paris, and are so cast into the brass rings surrounding the eye pieces. The bridge between the lenses are engraved “U.S. Army – Signal Glass France.” They are in their original case complete with shoulder strap with roller adjustment buckle. These are surely a pair of Union Government purchased Signal Corps glasses captured by the the Confederate Army in the field. ......... $6,500

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Lot 244

CSA General Jubal Early’s cased “Allen & Thurber” Pepperbox Revolver - Held Gettysburg & York for Ransom in 1863 General Jubal Early served under Stonewall & Lee, he was the 1st to invade and capture Gettysburg, PA on June 26, 1863 and attempted to hold the town for ransom several days before the battle! He did capture York, PA and the local citizens paid him $28,000 in cash to not burn their city. He fought throughout the war, yet when Lee surrendered on April 9, 1865; Jubal Early rode horseback , first to Texas and then into Mexico, he sailed to Cuba, then to Canada here he wrote his memoirs, he received a presidential pardon in 1868 and returned to Lynchburg, VA and resumed his law practice. This cased .40 cal Pepperbox revolver was presented to him before the war and retains 90% case hardened finish, the wood grips are perfect as is the highly engraved brass wrist, it even still retains the original key to lock the case with. A Complete and mint cased set perfect for display of the Confederate general who authored the “Lost Cause” which became a literary and cultural phenomenon which still exists to this day! Accompanied by provenance. ......... $22,500

Lot 245

The 1st photograph of a Confederate Flag ! Fort Sumter, SC April 1861, Wade Hampton is standing in front of the flag A historically important “Salt print” stereo view taken by Charleston photographer Cook the day the fort surrendered to Beauregard and they raised the Confederate 1st National Flag above the Fort Sumter. General Wade Hampton is standing in front wearing a wide brimmed hat. Of all the Confederate photographs that exist this is one of the most historically important ones, The 1st photograph ever taken of the Confederate Flag flying above a fort. Ex: William A. Turner Collection. ......... $1,650

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Lot 246

26th North Carolina Confederate Used Rifle-Musket from the Battle of Gettysburg where the 26th NC had the highest casualty rate of the Confederate Army ! M1861 .58 Caliber Springfield Rifle-Musket identified to Private J.D. McAdams, Company I, 26th North Carolina Troops. On the left side of the stock opposite the lock plate is neatly carved “J.D. McADAMS Co I 26 N.C.T.” The 26th North Carolina Troops were organized in 1861. Private McAdams enlisted in Tennessee County, North Carolina, at Camp Vance on December 7, 1861. His unit fought at Gettysburg and on July 2, 1863, they lost 588 of the 800 troops. The next day they lost another 120 men. The 26th North Carolina has the unfortunate, but gruesome, distinction of having the highest casualty rate of any Confederate fighting Unit during the Battle of Gettysburg. With all that said this remnants of the 26th N.C. survived and surrendered with Gen. R.E. Lee at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865. This is an example of Confederate soldiers capturing weapons and using them as their own. The leather sling is Civil War era and has a brass hook with crude letters “SLOW” carved on it. Overall condition is very good. Metal retains a rich, dark brown patina. It was cleaned a long time ago, but now has turned a dark patina. ......... $11,500

Lot 247

Powder Keg of Kentucky Rifle Gunpowder – Hazard Powder Co. (DuPont Powder Works in Delaware) A fine and empty barrel that held the black powder that fired these heavy Confederate musket’s, original willow barrel staves and spout with plug, and engraved label depicting a Kentucky Rifleman. ......... $650

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Lot 248

Richmond “CS – 1862” .58 cal Musket with a Harpers Ferry US Arsenal stock An excellent Confederate musket made of both Confederate and prewar US parts from the captured US Arsenal at Harper’s Ferry, VA. The Confederate gunsmith’s at the Richmond Arsenal converted these stocks to fit their Confederate locks, even used some of the barrel bands in conjunction with their own, what ever it took to get these musket’s in the hands of Lee’s soldiers. The lock plate is clearly marked “C.S. Richmond, VA and dated 1862”, the wood is excellent as is the overall condition, and has a brown russet shoulder sling. This is the gun that fought the war and has an interesting history of manufacture. ......... $9,800

Lot 249

The only Full-Bloodied American Indian to become a Confederate General - the Military saddle bags of Gen’l Stand Watie Chief and General of the Cherokee Nation These leather frontier made military style saddle bags were used by Confederate General Stand Watie during the Civil War in the Indian Territory where he was the Commander of the Cherokee Indians in the Confederate Army! The Civil War had revived old hostilities amongst the Cherokee’s dating back to their forced “Trail of Tears’ removal from their native lands in Georgia to the Indian Territory (present day Oklahoma). These saddle bags are illustrated in Fitzgerald’s book about the Cherokee’s during the Civil War published by the National Geographic, and were collected by Dr. T.L. Ballenger who was the historian of the Cherokee Nation at Tahlequah, his collection included numerous documents signed by Stand Watie, and a large portrait of Watie and these saddle bags. Accompanied by a notarized Letter of Authenticity by Jean Gilmore, this is one of the few know Confederate Cherokee Civil War relics in existence. Size 13 x 14 inches. ......... $6,800

Lot 250

General William Mahone’s Civil War document case Confederate General William Mahone – VMI educated and served in Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia throughout the war. This document case is embossed with “ Mahone’s” name on it, and is from his estate discovered in Virginia with his magnificent presentation sword. General Lee described him as one of the greatest young officers in the Army of Northern Virginia, he virtually saved the city of Petersburg from annihilation by General Grant. ......... $1,900

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Lot 251

Confederate Belt Set Atlanta Arsenal “CS” rectangular cast brass buckle on the belt. EX: Mullinax. ......... $4,800

Lot 252

Confederate Belt Set Confederate Belt Set – CS Oval “Egg” shaped cast brass buckle, raised border and unfilled on the belt. Ex: Mullinax. ......... $6,800

Lot 253

Confederate Belt Set Confederate Belt Set – CS Oval “lead” filled back, no border on the belt. Ex: Mullinax.

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Lot 254

Pvt. E. L. Crow – 19th Alabama Volunteers _ Confederate Cedar Canteen A fine Confederate identified canteen carried by “ Pvt. E.L. Crow of the 19th Alabama Volunteers”, made of cedar with two iron bands securing the sides with sling brackets, this Confederate boldly carved his name into his canteen. A scarce Confederate Army issue canteen carried by a soldier in the regiment formed in Huntsville, Alabama August 1861, they lost one third of their men during the Battle of Shiloh, only 76 members of the 19th Alabama survived the war. ......... $5,800

Lot 255

Boy with Ship Model, Norfolk, Virginia 1861 Young Weston Herbert holding a wooden Model of a 3 Masted Sailing Ship. A rare ninth plate ambrotype photograph taken at the Navy Yards in Norfolk Virginia during the early days of the Civil War, perhaps his Father built or sailed ships in Norfolk. A Superb image, in many ways much rarer than military photographs! Ex: William A. Turner Collection. ......... $250

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Lot 256

Confederate Ironclad CSS Atlanta – pair of Portraits of CS Navy Captain William A. Webb and his wife, painted in New York after his capture in 1863 A historically important pair of portraits of Captain William Webb, still wearing his Confederate Navy Uniform and a prisoner of war, along with a matching portrait of his wife who was allowed to remain with him under house arrest in New York City, large matching portraits in their original frames painted by New York artist J. P. Walker in 1865. Although CS Navy Captain Webb had the misfortune of losing his naval battle against the Union Blockading Squadron off the coast of Georgia, he had the fortune of his Father serving as a General in the Union Army, thus he was allowed to remain under house arrest in the city, and his wife was able to be with him till war’s end. Money to outfit the ship was raised by the Ladies of Savannah, 250 feet in length and 60 feet wide, manned by local Georgia Infantry regiments, she had less than 12 sailors onboard which brought about her quick demise, stuck on a sand bar the Big Gun Union Monitor Weehawken ran up to within 300 yards once the Atlanta was grounded and poured a volley into her and Captain Webb hoisted the White Flag or face certain death of the entire crew as they were in the truest sense of the word “ Sitting Ducks”. Very Rare – War Date portraits of a Confederate naval officer in CS navy Uniform. Size 20 x 30 inches, Accompanied by Provenance. ......... $37,500

Lot 257

CSS Atlanta sold on the docks in Liverpool in 1865 by US Government ! A unique and large broadside for the public auction of the CSS Atlanta – Blockade Runner, renamed to the CSS Chameleon and sold at war’s end “ By Order of the United States Counsel – London – 1865”. The CSS Atlanta had previously been a fast sailing blockade runner delivering Cotton from the Carolina coast to Bermuda in exchange for much needed supplies brought into the Confederacy from England and France. At war’s end her captain could not enter Charleston or Wilmington as the ports had been captured and she sailed to Liverpool where the “ Atlanta” was seized and all her property was sold on the docks. The last vestige of the Confederate Navy. Size 20 inches tall ex; R.E.Neville. ......... $7,500

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“Damn the Torpedo’s – Full Speed Ahead!”

Lot 258

Ultra-Rare Confederate Singer-Fretwell Torpedo Fuze invented in Texas by the Singer sewing machine family and used at the Battle of Mobile Bay Edgar C. Singer of Port Lavaca, Texas invented this type of successful marine torpedo was the nephew of famed Isaac Merritt Singer, the inventor of the first sewing machine. Singer turned to the local Masonic lodge in Port Lavaca, Texas for men to help construct the mines. His first recruit and partner in experiments was Dr. John R. Fretwell, a Texan as well, who helped Singer to improve this torpedo. Commander Shea ordered Singer to report to General John Magruder at Houston. The Confederate Secretary of War; James Seddon authorized Captain Singer to organize a unit which Singer called “Singer’s Submarine Corps.” During the mining operations of Mobile Bay, Singer and Fretwell met fellow Masons; Baxter Watson, James McClintock, and Horace Hunley (the designer of the famous H.L. Hunley submarine that sank the USS Housatonic in Charleston harbor, making history as the first time a Submarine sank an enemy ship).

The torpedo consisted of a soldered, galvanized sheet-metal container that was tapered with this brass ignition mechanism attached to the inside of the container and extending out from the base. When a ship struck the torpedo the iron safety weight was knocked from its position in the air chamber inside the torpedo thus activating the plunger by pulling the safety pin from the spring-loaded detonating rod. The brass spring-loaded plunger was released and struck against the percussion cap device inside the watertight torpedo. The ignition of the percussion caps spark ignited the black powder charge inside the sealed container causing horrific damage to the ship which struck it. In July of 1863 the Confederate Navy examination board approved this torpedo design based upon its simplicity to manufacture and the high success rate of explosion. Singer-Fretwell torpedoes were reported to be second in numbers manufactured only to the Rains keg torpedoes. Singer received a Confederate patent for his torpedo design. This historic artifact is one of 3 known to exist and was recovered from where the Battle of Mobile Bay, Alabama took place. On August 5, 1864, Admiral David Glasgow Farragut won a great victory in the Battle of Mobile Bay. Mobile was then the Confederacy’s last major port open on the Gulf of Mexico. The bay was heavily mined (tethered naval mines were known as torpedoes at the time). Farragut ordered his fleet to charge the bay. When the monitor USS Tecumseh struck an underwater torpedo as this one and sank, the others began to pull back. Farragut could see the ships pulling back from his high perch, lashed to the rigging of his flagship the USS Hartford. “What’s the trouble?” was shouted through a trumpet from the flagship to the USS Brooklyn. “Torpedoes!” was shouted back in reply. “Damn the torpedoes!” said Farragut, “Four bells. Captain Drayton, go ahead! Jouett, full speed!” The bulk of the fleet succeeded in entering the bay. Farragut then triumphed over the opposition of heavy batteries in Fort Morgan and Fort Gaines to defeat the squadron of CSN Admiral Franklin Buchanan. This is the very Singer-Fretwell torpedo trigger that is illustrated in Jack Bell’s Heavy Artillery book. The photograph of the complete SingerFretwell torpedo is for display only, as it is in museum collection and is used to illustrate how this fuze was used. Perhaps the rarest single item from the Confederate Navy – a torpedo fuze from the naval battle in which Farragut coined the most famous phrase in American naval history “Damn the Torpedo’s”. ......... $7,500

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The famous naval duel between the Confederate Raider “Alabama” and the Union Ironclad “Kearsarge” off the coast of France in 1864 when they fought to the death!

Lot 259

Painting by the most famous Naval Artist of the Civil War Xanthus Smith This one of the most famous naval paintings of the Civil War, volumes have been written about the voyage of the Confederate raider “ The Alabama” which sailed all 5 Oceans, wreaking havoc amongst the Union merchant ships. Commanded by Admiral Raphael Semmes and his 2nd Officer McIntosh Kell they lived off the bounties from there captures, their ports of call ranged from South Africa to Hong Kong and lastly Cherbourg, France where Semmes unloaded 50,000 Gold Coins into the French banks the day of this battle as he knew he wasn’t coming back. The Union Ironclad “Kearsarge” had just installed iron chain on its hull, the Alabama’s canon shells literally bounced off the ship. Even though they were doomed they fought till the ship was sinking, then Semmes and Kell jumped overboard (neither could swim!) and were rescued by a boat from the neutral British Yacht “Deerhound” depicted in this painting of Semmes & Kell being rowed to safety. A magnificent oil on board, tightly painted in the very exact’ style of America’s foremost naval artist Xanthus Smith. Signed on reverse “ Xanthus Smith, Sinking of the Alabama” ca. 1865, overall size in frame 14 x 20 inches Ex Schwartz Gallery, Philadelphia. ......... $65,000

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Confederate 1st National flag captured by the 2nd Pennsylvania Cavalry A superb company size Confederate 1st national Flag with 13 stars in an egg shaped oval configuration. This flag was captured and brought home to Lancaster County, PA by Pvt. John A. Martin, Company M, 2nd Pennsylvania Cavalry, who enlisted at Bealton, Virginia, and was promoted to 1st lieutenant on the Petersburg battlefield, he had previously been captured and latter paroled at City Point, Va. during a prisoner exchange, and was listed as missing in action at Fairfax, Va. where he was seriously wounded in the head by an exploding artillery shell. Never the less he fought all the way thru, returning home to central PA at wars’ end in 1865 with this flag as his battle trophy. Which battle we will never know, the flag was extensively researched by the late Howard Madaus, who thought very highly of it and listed nearly identical flags in size and configuration captured in Maryland and Northern Virginia. The flag is accompanied by Letter of Authenticity by Howard Madaus as well as renown author and expert Norm Flayderman who purchased this flag directly from Pvt. Martin’s family. Excellent condition 21 x 40 inches, framed and bright fresh color, made of cotton – the perfect flag for display! ......... $26,500

Lot 261

Limber Chest From The 2nd Light Battery of the Vermont Volunteers - Port Hudson and Galveston This limber chest was used by the 2nd Vermont Light Artillery in the Civil War. Used to carry Sawyer rifled 6-pounder ammunition for the 6-pounder Sawyer cannon in the field. This wooden chest with iron hardware and copper top would ride atop the limber, a two-wheeled cart with an axle with a framework designed to hold the limber chest and an apparatus to receive the tongue of the gun carriage or caisson which also would carry limber chests. The 2nd Vermont Light Artillery was organized at Brandon, Vermont, in December 1861 and moved to Boston where they took the steamer Idaho for Ship Island, Louisiana, where they were attached to Phelps’ Brigade. According to Brig. Gen. Richard Arnold, Chief of Artillery, Department of the Gulf, the 2nd Vermont Battery had four 6-pounder (3.67-inch caliber) Sawyer rifled cannon during the Siege of Port Hudson, Louisiana, and later were garrisoned there after the battle. During the siege Captain Pythagoras E. Holcomb commanded the 2nd Vermont Battery. They later saw action at Galveston, Plains Store and the Siege of Port Hudson and participated in the surrender of the Confederate forces there. They had the distinction of being the first battery to occupy New Orleans. This wooden, iron hardware, and copper chest has seen much service. Measuring 42” x 17” x 20”. The upraised handles measure 9” x 11”. There is stenciling in white on the front reading “Light 6 Pdr. Gun”. On both ends the unit’s name “2nd Lt. Battery Vermont Vols.” is stenciled as well. The front has a hasp closure for the placing of a lock. This is an historic piece of artillery equipment that was used during the Siege of Port Hudson and Galveston to occupy New Orleans. ......... $

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Confederate Navy Construction Model to apply the Iron Plates for the 1st Iron Clad - CSS Merrimac in 1862 This is the original Confederate Navy manuscript scroll Engineer Construction Model; to apply the Iron Plate to the CS Virginia renamed the CSS Merrimac who sunk the USS Monitor in the most famous Naval Battle of the Civil War. This is hand drawn and signed by Captain John Porter who was the Chief Engineer of the Confederate Navy, the Iron Clad gun ships being his idea and his patent for a ocean going war ship that was undefeatable by the great Union Navy sailing war ships. The Confederate Government considered this to be their most powerful weapon designed during the war, to not only break thru Lincoln’s Blockade that was starving the Confederacy, but could defeat the US Navy at sea. This is the paper scroll type constructor’s model of how and where to apply the “Iron Clad” to the CS Virginia at the Confederate Naval Yards. This is the only CS Navy constructor’s model still in private hands; the Mariner’s Museum in Norfolk, VA has the balance of Porter’s drawings as does the Library of Congress. But they do not have this drawing of how to apply the “Iron Clad”. Size 1 x 3 feet descended and purchased directly from Chief Engineer Porter’s family and unique, framed. ......... $85,000

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Rarest Confederate Patriotic envelope The Rarest Confederate Patriotic envelope, the overall design of the Confederate National Flag, postmarked in Knoxville, Tennessee April 1862 with the first issue Confederate stamp #4 in deep blue color. Just as with any new government the Confederacy issued it’s own postage stamps for it’s mail, but also their patriotic envelopes, announcing to the world that they were a independent nation. The Union countered with it’s own series of patriotic envelopes in a war of propaganda. This rare envelope is from the famous collection of Gordon Blueller and has been illustrated in August Dietz catalog of Confederate Postal History. It is quite simply the finest Confederate patriotic existant. Accompanied by Philatelic Foundation Certificate of Authenticity. ......... $12,500

Lot 264

The greatest card game of the Confederate Army – Bazique! The greatest card game of the Confederate Army – Bazique! Many a Confederate soldier, and Union for that matter lost their military check with this camp game, comes with a leather case, two card decks and a spinning wheel ( of when to draw a card). Along with a Tennessee railroad manuscript document of the original owner. Ex: William A. Turner collection. ......... $850

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The following letters by such famous leaders as Lee, Stonewall , Longstreet & Forrest were assembled by a collector with a keen eye for historical moments in Civil War History. They are Magnificently framed by the late Kenneth R. Laurence, renown for his beautifully designed and archival frames. The new owner will enjoy the compliments of friends & family when these letters are displayed in their homes and offices. Historical letters are important to American History, and being able to enjoy them in these “Laurence” designed frames truly brings history to life.

Lot 265

“Stonewall’s” letter reporting the Union Army position to attack the Confederate Capitol in 1862 General T. J. Stonewall Jackson’s battlefield letter to General Joseph Johnston reporting Union General George McClellan’s massive Union Armies are in position to attack the Confederate Capitol in Richmond and that he will draw Union General banks into battle. Completely written in Stonewall Jackson’s hand as follows; “ Head Quarters April 1, 1862 – My Dear General - All is good on the Front, but it is believed that (Union General) Banks will Advance on me as soon as his supplies arrive. Very truly yours T J Jackson”. Stonewalls greatest single contribution to the Southern cause was when he drew General Banks away from reinforcing General McClellan in their attempt to capture the Confederate Capitol otherwise, Richmond may have fallen and the war would have been over just a year after it started. Stonewall led this campaign against a Union Army more than twice his size, driving them back to the Potomac River which threatened the US Capitol in Washington DC. This is regarded by many to be the most brilliant military strategy of the war. In this communication he advises that he has in fact drawn Union General Banks into battle thus preventing him from reinforcing McClellan which saved the Confederate capitol. Condition: well written in dark ink, with folds where courier delivered it Beautifully framed with hand tinted engraving of Stonewall, map of the battle, and Confederate Seal all on a Gray velvet background. 20 x 30 inches. ......... $ 24,500

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General Nathan Bedford Forrest letter just before the Battle of Chickamauga General Forrest commanding the 1st Cavalry Division to General Johnston appointing a cavalryman, who just escaped from a Union prison in Nashville to his cavalry corps, on the eve of the Battle of Chickamauga in 1863. General Nathan Bedford Forrest – 1 pg. letter signed by the “Most famous cavalry officer of the Civil War” from his cavalry headquarters in Kingston, Tennessee to his commanding officer General Joseph Johnston positioned along the Georgia border awaiting the battle of Chickamauga as follows; “ Head Quarters, 1st Cavalry Division, Kingston ( Tenn) August 19, 1863 – General; John Parrish a private in McLaw’s old company has been in prison in (Union occupied) Nashville. Made his escape and has reported to me here. I have ordered him to report to Company C of 1st Tennessee Cavalry for duty, until I hear as to what shall be done with him. I am General, very Respectfully N. B. Forrest Brig. General Comd’g” Forrest won his greatest tactical; victory at Brice’s Crossroads in Mississippi in 1864, his battle strategy was simply “ Get there 1st with the most” certainly Pvt. John Parrish was part of that Forrest plan, he showed up in camp ready to fight and Forrest signed him up. Condition: Beautifully framed in gray linen, with print of Forrest as CSA General framed to display the verso which has an interesting docket pertaining to Pvt. Parrish who most certainly saw action at Chickamauga. ......... $14,500

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Lee sends JEB Stuart’s Cavalry to protect the Confederate Capitol after the Battle of Gettysburg General Lee writes to President Jefferson Davis at the Confederate Capitol in Richmond regarding Gen. JEB Stuart’s brave attack on Meade’s pursuing cavalry after the Battle of Gettysburg, in which Stuart defeated a cavalry force three times his size This is the most important Lee letter to come on the market in many years. General Lee writes to President Davis regarding JEB Stuart, sending cannons to defend the capitol, and spies operating in the Confederate War department. Well written completely in Lee’s hand from his Winter head Quarters in Orange CH, VA September 14th, 1863 (just after the Battle of Gettysburg) as follows: “ His Excellency, Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America – Mr. President; The guns (cannons) of the battalions of Artillery have been called forward to go with General Longstreet to Richmond. With that objective, before they go it should be ascertained if they can obtain horses for them in that region, if it cannot be done it would be worse than useless to carry them, they would not only undergo wear and tear of transportation, but we might possibly lose them. A little after Midnight on Sept. 13th General Stuart received notice of an intended Advance by the enemies cavalry and made his preparations accordingly. On the morning of that day, they came in full, having crossed the Rappahannock at all the fords from Stuart’s to Kelley’s, They were supported by a force of Infantry, he skirmished with them all day and by 6 o’clock was pressed back to Cedar Mountain, with loss I regret to say of 3 pieces of Artillery. From this point he fell back to the Rapidan to prevent being turned and to obtain supplies. He was greatly out numbered, the enemy had 3 Divisions of cavalry with infantry, and he having 3 Brigades, the fourth being Fitz Lee’s is still at Fredericksburg. He reports that his men behaved with bravery, and that his men took a considerable number of prisoners. He left a picket force in front of the enemy at Cedar Mountain. It may be a reconnaissance force, but I have preparations incase it should be an Advance of his (Meade’s) whole force. I have been informed that the New York Herald of the 9th contained the movement of Longstreet’s Corps in the order in which his Divisions moved and even contained the announcement that tow of his brigades will probably stay in Richmond and Wise & Jenkins take their places? I only communicated this movement to the Quartermaster General on the night of the 6th, and it must have been received in New York on the 7th. I fear that there has been great imprudence in “talking” on the part of our people or that there may be improper persons among the office clerks. I am with Great Respect. R.E. Lee General.

Condition: well written and completely in Lee’s hand to the President of the Confederacy, in dark ink and in good condition. Beautifully displayed in a “Laurence” custom designed frame, Lee’s letter is within a hinged panel so both sides can be easily read. Mounted with portraits of both Lee and Davis and Confederate Currency, with Letter of Authenticity on verso. ......... $34,500

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General Longstreet to D.H. Hill during the Battle of Fair Oaks Where 6,000 Union and 8,000 Confederate troops died Longstreet to the “Maverick General” D. H. Hill, just after the battle in which Hill had criticized both Lee and Jefferson Davis! General James Longstreet ALS letter to General D.H. Hill just after the famous battle of Fair Oaks during the Peninsular Campaign to capture the Confederate Capitol in Richmond as follows: “ Headquarters June 16, 1862 – General; I will send a patrol in as wish. The Yankee’s are reported down the Erwin, and (General) Ripley reports chasing at Fair Oaks Station as though reinforcement were getting in. Most Respectfully, James Longstreet Maj. Gen’l”. This letter was written by Gen’l Longstreet when his military fortunes were at an all time low, as just two weeks earlier his misunderstanding of orders contributed to the Confederate defeat at Seven Pines. Latter in 1863 his delay at Gettysburg was believed to have cost Lee the battle. A rare battlefield communication between tow generals fighting the Yankee’s. Condition: Well written in dark ink, accompanied by hand tinted engravings and a battle map of Fair Oaks, all surmounted onto a battle flag in a custom designed “Laurence” archival frame. ......... $15,500

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Atlanta 1863 – Father’s Letter to his son on the battlefield “ God has given up on this once Great Nation” A remarkable letter from Atlanta, Georgia written from home by T. B. Lanier to his son in the Confederate Army on the battlefield, excerpts as follows; “ I suppose Fort Sumter has fallen, the enemy has commenced on Chattanooga and it is supposed will rout General Bragg. The next pitch will be “Atlanta”, and what is it that they cannot take. Oh! This horrid war, where will it end and when will it end. Dear Thomas, it seems to me that God has given up on this once Happy but now Ruined nation, to kill and plunder; Father against son and sons against their Father, brother against brother, and will continue until the whole nation humbles them before him. You need not tell me he is on either side, no Thomas, we as a nation have sinned against God, we have become Idolaters, do you not know that Southerners claim cotton as their King instead of God” Condition: Beautifully framed by “Laurence” with a print of the Battle of Gettysburg, age tone throughout letter but well written and dark ink. Written from an individual perspective of the war where brother fought against brother. ......... $1,450

Lot 270

Rockbridge Artillery –Map of the battle of New Market by VMI Cadet The battlefield Diary of Pvt. James M. M. Davis, 1st Virignia, Rockbridge Artillery, Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. This was his 100 page manuscript pocket diary tracing the final days of the Confederate Army from the viewpoint a young artilleryman in Lt. Col Robert Hardaway’s Battalion, 1st Rockbridge Artillery, Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. Young Davis was a student of the University of Virginia in 1862-3, he joined up with the VMI Cadet’s and entered service fought his 1st battle along their side at New Market in 1864 and stayed in till the end and surrendered with Lee at Appomattox. His diary is well written by a well educated young man just 17 years old and shooting canons at the Yankees. He starts with meeting the local citizens’ & UVA students at Thomas Jefferson’s home “Monticello, describes fighting against Gen’l Custer’s Raiders, on June 26th, 1864 he formally left the University and went to New Market to fight, brags that he shot a canon ball thru the porthole of the USS Mendota. Describes to going to Richmond to get new guns, 4 Ten pounder Pattott rifled canons, fired 20 rounds at the Union sharpshooter’s who were lying around the fort at 300 yards., Griffin’s Battery had one killed and one wounded although we loaded on our knees, Dance’s battery go in a very hot place and had twenty killed, etc” His hand drawn of the battle is drawn on the field during the battle. Young Davis walked home from Appomattox arrived on Good Friday and attended Cumberland Church where Gen’l Weisiger spoke and this speech is the last entry in the diary, Davis finished his college education at UVA Law School and became an attorney. A great battle diary. ......... $8,750

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A Superb large albumen photograph of the famous Alexander Webb A Superb large albumen photograph of the famous Alexander Webb who saved the day at Gettysburg and held back Pickett’s Charge! Civil War photography does not come any nicer than this, it is as mint as the day it was taken, and a large albumen. General Webb was a Lt. Colonel when he commanded the Union Line on Cemetery Ridge that held the center of Pickett’s Charge. He received the Congressional Medal of Honor for his gallantry that day. After the war he made history again as the president of City College in New York the 1st Public University in America. Taken in March 1865 as Brevet Major General; Size 6 x 8 inches mint. Ex: William A. Turner Collection ......... $1,650

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The 1864 “Presidential” Election – Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis! The 1864 “Presidential” Election – Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis! Election Ballot’s from both North & South. Lincoln was running to stay in office for a 2nd term against General McClellan, Davis was running for office as he was never formally elected in 1861 he was appointed but wanted to win by popular election! 2 Election Ballot’s a historical controversy, as is our current election! ......... $2,400

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General Lee the Day after The Surrender General Lee the Day after The Surrender’ one of the most poetic images of the war, Lee’s Face tells it all, he is seated on the back porch of his home in Richmond, Virginia and his son Gen. GWC “Custis” Lee is standing to his right and his faithful staff officer Lt. Colonel Walter H. Taylor stands to his left. This famous photograph was taken by Mathew Brady who traveled down to Richmond from his studio in Washington DC to capture the final moment, this would be the last time they wore their Confederate Uniforms, the war was over. ......... $2,400

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General Custer’s Roll Call from his Quartermaster Cavalry Department in 1864 General George Armstrong Custer ANS completely written by Custer for his cavalry Reports “Head Quarters 3rd Division Cavalry Corps – March 13, 1864. Number of Officer’s Quartermasters department present for Duty 2, none absent. Approved – G.A. Custer Brig. General” General Custer became perhaps the most famous American cavalry officer of the 19th Century, he was the youngest general in the Union Army at the age of 23, he led the famous charge at Yellow Tavern where his counterpart JEB Stuart was killed, and met his own tragic death, losing his entire command at the Battle of Little Big Horn in 1876. Condition: Very well written in dark ink, this is an endorsement from the verso of a field return. It is also magnificently framed by “Laurence” with a hand tinted engraving of Custer in Uniform and a brass cavalry buckle. ......... $4,750

Lot 275

President Abraham Lincoln appoints a Marine for the war in 1861 Large and ornately engraved US Navy Presidential appointment for a lieutenant in the United States Marine’s. Oddly enough there were only 93 Marine Corps officers during the Civil War, the corps was never fully utilized, they guarded ships, manned the gun crews and led a few amphibious assaults. Just over 3000 enlisted men served in the marines, 500 of them were killed during the war. This appointment is beautifully signed by Abraham Lincoln as President and appoints young William B. Remey, Jr. as a 2nd lieutenant in the Marine Corps on November 26, 1861, his commission is countersigned by Secretary of the US Navy Gideon Welles, as well the commander of the US Marines. Nicely framed and ready for display. ......... $11,700

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Union Killed in Action, 2nd US Cavalry Officer’s Uniform and Sword belt – worn by 2 different Cavalry Officers during the Battle of Trevillian Station, Virginia in June 1864 - They rode with Custer A superb Union Cavalry officer’s shell jacket, worn by 1st Cavalry Lieutenant Michael Lawless, 2nd US Cavalry who was KIA during the Battle of Trevillian Station wearing this very uniform, which still retains the bullet hole that killed him in the left chest. Interestingly enough, Lt. lawless was buried on the battlefield and Lt. James Cahill was given his command and his uniform to wear. When I first heard this story I was skeptical but after reading Lt. Cahill’s military records, he was just the type of hard fighting Irishman that would have worn another man’s coat when he was promoted on the battlefield! Lt. Lawless was described by General Wesley Merritt as “fearless, honest and eminently trustworthy as a soldier, “God’s Truth” was the standard he lived by”, he had fought at Gettysburg and all the major Virginia battles, he was killed by a single bullet thru his chest in a battle that General Custer commanded, they were entirely surrounded by Wade Hampton and Fitz Lee’s Cavalry, a position that even concerned Custer, who tore his own personal battle Flag off the staff and hid in his coat as they were forced shoot their way out! Lt James Cahill was a old line veteran of the Mexican War and fighting Indians on the Kansas frontier, he joined the regular army when the war started and worked his way up thru the ranks, leading the 2nd Cavalry at one time, he was daring and a hard drinking hard fighting Irishman. He survived the war, only to sign up and be stationed near Fort Laramie, Dakota where he died in the fort brig in 1868. This Battle coat comes complete with a Cavalry officer’s over the shoulder sword belt rig, all trimmed with “yellow” leather stitching made specifically for US Cavalry Officers and is quite rare in itself. Lt. lawless has written his name inside the bottom edge of the coat and Lt. Cahill wrote his inside the sleeve. The Bullet hole in upper left chest with blood inside the breast pocket is still evident. A remarkable KIA cavalry officers uniform, they Rode with Custer! ......... $17,500

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Earliest known photograph of General Richard Delafield as a Major during the Mexican War in 1848 The earliest known photograph of General Richard Delafield as a Major during the Mexican War in 1848; being a quarter plate daguerreotype in original case wearing his US Army Regulation Topographical Engineer’s Uniform, including his buckle and his Engineer sword which is perhaps the earliest known photograph of a US Army Engineer in regulation uniform thru & thru. He latter served as Aide-deCamp to General George McClellan when they traveled to Russia in 1856 to observe and study the military tactics in the Crimean War between the Russian and British Army – they came back to the US Army with the new “Minnie Ball’ and the McClellan style military saddle design. Delafield graduated 1st in his West Point Class of 1818, he served as commandant of the Military Academy when Lee and “Stonewall” were there. This is one of the finest American Military images existent and predates all the Museum Collections photographs of him. Ex: William A. Turner Collection. ......... $11,900

Lot 278

Civil War Bullet Proof Vest with Eagle buttons and New Haven maker’s label A very rare Bullet proof Vest, made in New Haven, Conneticut by “G & M Cook & Co” perhaps a few Yale volunteers took out extra insurance by way of this bullet proof vest. It does have a test fire bullet indention, along with two other hits, including one thru the vest itself, which has blood stains inside. It has most of it’s Eagle “I” buttons and a butternut brown color. A scarce uniform from the Civil War; it would stop a .58 cal bullet and a Bullet Proof Vest is missing amongst most museum collections. ......... $26,500

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Lot 279

12th Wisconsin Infantry – Pvt. Jasper P. George everything from his Uniform, battlefield diaries, and photograph’s, wallet, and pocket watch & tacked leather trunk Pvt. Jasper P. George 12th Wisconsin, Company A, 17th Army Corps. Everything! Including his uniform & pants, his diaries ( which are great!), his CDV photograph album, his pocket sewing kit (house wife), small medical kit, his wallet with a chicken bone toothpick he carved, he even saved the Tailor’s business card from Madison, Wisconsin that made this uniform! A CDV of the General Store where he enlisted in Madison, his diaries still have the original pen points he used to write them with. He fought first at Kennesaw Mountain and then went to Atlanta where they spent most of their time tearing up railroad lines around Atlanta, 1st the Augusta railroad then the Montgomery railroad and protecting Sherman’s supply line. His diaries for 1864 & 1865 are intriguing. His single breasted uniform coat with standing collar is piped in a light blue trim, with eagle button, chevrons on his cuffs and in near mint condition and still has the Tailor’s card in it, as are his US Army issue light blue pants which are in perfect condition with tin buttons, and burlap lining on the cuffs. There is a full standing photograph of him wearing this very uniform. Also, uniform “Groupings” such as this rarely come on the market, as they are usually broken up and sold separately. A wonderful intact grouping, of exactly what the 12th Wisconsin soldier looked like and carried with him during the Civil War and the battle of Atlanta. ......... $37,500

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5th US Artillery Hardee Hat & Uniform – Lt. Smith commanded a Battery of Siege Canons that shelled Atlanta in 1864 A magnificent “5th Artillery” Hardee Hat with Large “5” within crossed canons sewn on black velvet on front, with ostrich plume and US Eagle “A” button on the left side and the United States Coat of Arms in brilliant gold gilt on the other, large gilt acorn officers cords, magenta large sweat band intact and marked by the maker.” A rare and important identified Hardee Officer’s Hat worn by Lt. Lemuel Smith from Antietam to Gettysburg to Atlanta! The Artillery uniform and Hardee Hat of Lt. Lemuel Smith, he joined for the war in New York City on Oct. 5th, 1861 at the age of 28 years old and fought in all the battles from Yorktown, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg where on July 2nd his battery of canon were over run and captured, he led reinforcements to recapture his own canon the next day on July 3rd. During the Siege of Atlanta he was in command of his own battery of 4 ½ inch siege guns and bombarded the City of Atlanta under the command of Gen’l Sherman. A fine Artillery Officer’s uniform with Eagle “A” buttons, the red shoulder bars have faded to a bright vermillion color, well made and attractive worn by this hard fighting Artillery Officer. Both his uniform and his Hardee Hat make an outstanding exhibit; the Hardee Hat is the most famous hat of the US Army during the war. (2 items). ......... $22,500

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3rd New Hampshire Officers summer battle coat worn at Battery Wagner & Petersburg 1863 3rd New Hampshire Infantry – Lt. Charles Augustine White’s Officer’s Shell jacket with gold gilt insignia on his collar, a beautifully made uniform, quilted on the inside, with his initial stenciled on the edge flap, with Eagle “I” buttons, accompanied by his officer’s trousers with dark blue piping, his photograph, a US Army requisition signed by him as well as his silver New Hampshire veterans “Ladder”. A remarkable military experience, he first went with the 3rd Massachusetts to capture the naval yards at Norfolk, Virginia and returned to Boston and joined his home state volunteers The 3rd New Hampshire where he excelled in rank from private to sergeant to lieutenant ( this uniform), captain, major and lastly Lt. Colonel. He served as General Sherman’s “Orderly” during the South Carolina campaign and took part in the amphibious assault and capture of Battery Wagner. He served in the Siege of Petersburg where he was shot thru the arm and both lungs at Petersburg wearing this uniform. He migrated to Colorado at the war’s end and became the General of Colorado’s State Militia! And founded Greeley, Colorado High School, as well as the Episcopal Church there. A superb grouping of his summer battle coat and trousers worn during the siege of both Charleston and Petersburg. ......... $22,500

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“New Hampshire State Militia” belt set “New Hampshire State Militia” belt set on original leather enlisted man’s belt. The oval brass NHSM plate is in excellent condition and dark patina, with brass keepers on the belt. A superb example. ......... $2,800

Lot 283

Massachusetts’s Militia Shoulder/Sword Belt Set Massachusetts’s Militia Shoulder/Sword Belt Set for a Cavalry Officer. Well made, with a excellent dark patina on the cast brass State Seal buckle. Very Fine . ......... $2,600

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4 Button Officer’s Grade Sack Coat for a 1st Lieutenant of Artillery, with Detroit Tailor Label US Army issue 4 button officer’s sack coat with Eagle “A” buttons and shoulder straps of a 1st Lieutenant of Artillery. Early war issue 1861-62 as photographs of field officers who served early in the war are wearing very similar coats to this . Very Fine and rare. ......... $7,800

Lot 285

Union Artillery Officer’s Shell jacket with fancy emerald green lining An unusual Artillery Lieutenants Shell jacket made from two different shades of blue wool, with a single strand of gilt quatrefoil up the sleeves, but with a “Dandy” lining of checkered emerald green as from a ornate vest. The red shoulder boards are for a 2nd lieutenant, with a row of Eagle “A” buttons down the front. A beautiful battle jacket and an anomaly amongst uniforms, the tailor that made this used material he had on hand, thus it could be a western made uniform. Very Fine & fancy . ......... $9,800

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US Army Infantry overcoat or “Great Coat” US Army Infantry overcoat or “Great Coat”, a completely original and wonderful heavy winter coat, with Eagle buttons, and cape. Some mothing and some field use yet, attractive and fresh color and excellent condition. ......... $5,800

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Burnside Presentation Carbine and Photograph of Captain Megrue, 4th Ohio Cavalry holding it and his Colt Dragoon! Captain Conduce G. Megrue, Company B, 4th Ohio Cavalry, his ultra rare 2nd Model Burnside carbine .54 cal serial # 818 presentation to him, relief carved into the stock with all matching serial numbers on barrel and receiver. Accompanied by a quarter plate ambrotype photograph of him holding this very gun and holding his big Dragoon pistol in the other, half way out of the holster. To say he was proud of his Gun’s would be an understatement, he was definitely ready to go to war and between a Burnside and a Dragoon he certainly had the fire power! But, he served in Ohio as a recruiting officer, ran afoul of General Rosecrans, charged with desertion, then cleared and resigned. Which explains the fine condition of the rare 2nd Model Burnside carbine as he never fired it in battle! Gun & photo with his service records, this is one of the few carved presentation carbines I have seen it is well done and attractive. ......... $9,800

Lot 288

Smith & Wesson, No. 2 Old Model revolver Smith & Wesson, No. 2 Old Model revolver, serial # 26328 of Civil War manufacture, the revolver cylinder has patent dates of 1855-59-60. The barrel is 6 inches in length and is in near mint condition, with over 90% original finish and excellent grips. A popular gun both during and after the Civil War, it is interesting to note that Bill Hickok was wearing a No. 2 when he was shot in Deadwood in 1874. A superb revolver. ......... $1,925

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US Army Veteran Reserve Uniform made by Schuylkill Arsenal Only a few of these rare US Veteran Reservist Uniforms are known to exist, Made of a beautiful light blue wool with dark blue trim and high standing collar, with a fancy green plaid lining and stenciled “SA” for the Schuylkill Arsenal inside the sleeve. Issued to returning veterans who remained in the reserve during the war. ......... $7,800

Lot 290

US Cavalry Officer’s Uniform Coat US Cavalry Officer’s Uniform Coat, with yellow shoulder straps and piping for a 2nd lieutenant in the cavalry, with Eagle “C” buttons marked “ Extra Quality”. A fine early war coat with wide sleeve’s and a quilted lining. ......... $5,800

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US Artillery Officer’s Uniform with original sash and shoulder belt set with eagle buckle US Artillery Officer’s Uniform, 1st lieutenant extra wide shoulder straps, with Eagle “A” buttons, a field use battle coat yet in near mint condition, they just don’t come any nicer than this. ......... $6,800

Lot 292

US Artillery Shako US Artillery Shako – red dyed horse hair plume, with a superb makers label inside the crown by the famous military outfitter’s “Horstmann & Bros. 5th & Cherry St, Philadelphia”. In mint condition. ......... $1,800

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The 1st American gun to use the .58 caliber mini ball Springfield Model 1855 Rifle Musket, the model 1855 was the first to use the .58 cal. mini ball discovered during the Crimean War by General McClellan. This rifle is in very good condition, the metal is smooth and has gained a silvery patina. The stock has the usual battlefield dings; and the lock and barrel are both dated 1859. An excellent Civil War long arm. ......... $3,375

Lot 294

Colt Navy Revolver (Martial) serial # 52560 A Fine Colt Navy with military marking’s, and a well defined cylinder scene. The grips are original and retain original varnish and have military inspector cartouches on both sides. The back strap is brass and all serial numbers are matching. The revolver retains over 30% original finish and sharp lettering and markings. The Colt Navy serial numbers were destroyed at the Colt Factory in 1864, but based on serial numbers reaching as high as 98,000 by the beginning of the war in 1861, one can safely presume this gun was made in 1857-59. A Fine and rare martially marked Colt Navy ( only 25 guns are known within this serial range ). ......... $9,800

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The famous Burnside 2nd Model carbine serial #1025 Burnside Carbine, 2nd Model, one of less than 200 known to exist, as only 2,000 were produced by the Burnside Rifle Company between 1860 & 62. Many were used at 1st Bull Run and this rare carbine shows field use, yet has a overall pleasing and untouched patina. Both the Barrel and the receiver have matching serial number 1025. A fine gun that rarely comes on the market. ......... $3,650

Lot 296

US Cavalry Carbine Sling & Swivel US Cavalry Carbine Sling & Swivel, made of wide black bridle leather with brass buckle and iron snap swivel to hold the carbine during battle. Very Fine. ......... $375

Lot 297

US Cavalry Sword hanger US Cavalry Sword hanger, with brass frog marked” E. Gaylord, Chicopee, Mass.” The leather is weak where it has been folded in a display case otherwise quite nice. ......... $175

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One of the Finest Cavalry Officers Slouch Hat’s in existence! U.S. Cavalry regulation slouch hat, gilt officers acorns & hat cords, as well as a large hand embroidered gilt quatrefoil “Crossed Sabre’s” sewn on to the front, with a large black silk hat band. A remarkably fresh and near mint Cavalry Slouch hat, they just don’t come any nicer. This is what they all wore, from a commander like Custer to a company sergeant, the most popular cavalry hat of the war in near mint condition and a showpiece. ......... $9,650

Lot 299

Capt. Martin – 3rd Massachusetts Artillery Kepi made in Albany, NY A superb Union Officer’s kepi worn by Captain August P. Martin, 3rd Massachusetts Light Artillery, with triple strands of quatrefoil sewn to the crown and a brass “3 ‘ on the front. Embossed inside the crown “ LathamBroadway-Albany” Captain Martin wrote his name on the inside of the chin strap, he rose in rank all the way to colonel and joined up in Boston. They had two rifled 6 pdr guns, two smooth bore 6 pdr, and two 12 pdr Howitzers (similar to the canon in this catalog on the last page). Captain Martin was in command and they fought their first battle at Yorktown and losing five men, latter served under Fitz John Porter at Malvern Hill where he was wounded. ......... $4,150

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New Hampshire Volunteers – Photograph holding his Kepi A crystal clear quarter plate ambrotype on glass in original leather case of this enlisted man from Company B., New Hampshire Volunteers, obviously very proud of his Civil War Kepi, this is the perfect photograph to introduce Union headgear, as these soldier liked their fancy hats. This photograph is in mint condition and also illustrates his simplistic single breasted New Hampshire uniform. Ex: William A. Turner collection in original case, mint. ......... $750

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Lot 302

Union Infantry Kepi

Union Staff officers “McDowell” Hat

Union Infantry Kepi with large brass bugle sewn on the front, with leather visor & chinstrap with Eagle cuff buttons on each side. This was the most widely worn hat in the Union Army, a very attractive example, some sun light fading on crown from field wear, otherwise very nice condition and perfect for display. ......... $2,400

Union Staff officers “McDowell” Hat in “Mint” condition, with ornate “U.S.” hand sewn within a quatrefoil wreath. Perfect black leather visor and chin strap with large buckle and Eagle cuff buttons on each side. Excellent deep dark blue color it is absolutely mint. General McDowell personally favored this style of hat because of its high crown and short brim for battlefield use. ......... $4,800

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2nd Connecticut Heavy Artillery Officers Slouch hat – Siege of Petersburg A Rare Union Officer’s Slouch hat, with gilt acorns on the hat band and the insignia of the 2nd Connecticut Heavy Artillery sewn on the front. They were reorganized Thanksgiving 1863 as a Heavy Artillery regiment, and joined the Army of the Potomac in time to join in the fight at Cold Harbor where their commanding officer was killed. General Randal Mackenzie of the Engineer Corps took his place and they opened by Battle of Petersburg! They also took part in the breakthrough during the siege of Petersburg, and were at both Lee’s Surrender at Appomattox as well as Joe Johnston’s Surrender in North Carolina when they were with Sherman. A Rare officers hat from a hard fighting Artillery unit that lost over half it’s force during the war. Fine condition although some wear and tear on the crown. ......... $7,800

Lot 304

Union McDowell Hat with US embroidered insignia on velvet A scarce Union Officers “McDowell” Hat with a high crown, leather visor, with tarred linen chinstrap with Eagle cuff button on each side. Hand embroidered “US” insignia on blue velvet hand sewn to the front of the hat. A scarce Union Officer’s Hat in a faded dark brown color. ......... $7,800

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Zouave Style Union Captain’s Battle Coat & Vest with Quatrefoil on sleeves A custom made Union Officer’s battle coat, with a beautiful stand up black velvet collar and bright gilt dual quatrefoil on the sleeves, indicating rank of captain in a style similar to Zouave officer’s uniforms. It has a heavily quilted lining with “9” Extra Quality Eagle buttons down the front. It comes with it’s matching Officer’s Vest which also has Eagle cuff size buttons. A superb custom made uniform.. ......... $12,800

Lot 306

20th Army Corps Kepi 20th Army Corps Kepi, with red wool Corps Badge sewn to the crown, possibly the Crescent shape of the 11th Corps remaining above that was removed. A fine a scarce 20th Corps Officers Kepi, they served with Hooker from April 1864 to war’s end including the Battle of Atlanta and Sherman’s March to the Sea. ......... $2,400

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Union “ Bummer” cap Union “ Bummer” cap, with original printed label inside the crown “ L.J. & I. Phillips – Size No. 5 – U.S.Army” the sweat band has been resewn and the lining is missing yet an attractive field use Bummer’s cap. ......... $2,100

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Iron Brigade - “The Flannigan Sword” made by Tiffany of New York in 1862” Statue Hilt depicting Greek Armor, a Corinthian Helmet and Cuirass

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Iron Brigade - “The Flannigan Sword” made by Tiffany of New York in 1862” Statue Hilt depicting Greek Armor, a Corinthian Helmet and Cuirass

Lot 308

Iron Brigade - “The Flannigan Sword” made by Tiffany of New York in 1862” Statue Hilt depicting Greek Armor, a Corinthian Helmet and Cuirass One of the most famous swords of the Civil War “ The Flannigan Sword” has been published numerous times and is regarded as one of the finest Civil War swords carried in one of the most famous regiments “The Iron Brigade”, made by the famous jeweler Tiffany Company in New York it is a sword maker’s master piece. Using the most Ancient of mankind symbols of warfare, the Corinthian Helmet and Greek body armor, the Cuirass which was worn from 500 BC by the Greeks to the Roman’s a half millennium away. Flanigan led his men during the battles of Fredericksburg, Port Royal, and Chancellorsville and lastly at Gettysburg where he was wounded and his leg was Amputated on the battlefield. A hard fighting Irishman and law enforcement officer born in Ireland he was an imposing 6 ft 4 inches tall ! A beautiful combination of gold gilted brass and silver on both the sword and the scabbard. When Flannigan went to war the local police of Detroit presented him with this magnificent sword “Presented to Lieut. Col. Mark Flannigan, 24th Michigan Infantry, Sheriff of Wayne Co., Mich. - By his Deputies” listing 19 Deputy Sheriff ’s that had served with him in Detroit, accompanied by a Newspaper article about the presentation of this sword and Flanigan’s remarks. It has a silver hilt, as well as silver mounts on the scabbard, the 32 inch blade is deeply etched “U.S.” and the scabbard is deeply etched with American Flags and Ancient Armor. This sword is illustrated in Norm Flayderman’s “Medicus Collection, as well as Wilson’s “Steel Canvas”. It is truly a central showpiece for a collector or museum. Ex: Medicus Collection ......... $55,000

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Lot 309

Union Officer’s Slouch Hat of the 105th Pennsylvania A rare Union Officer’s Slouch hat, ostrich plume and all, with the insignia of the 105th (Pennsylvania) sewn to the front. Beautiful red silk linning, and embossed inside the crown by the hat maker “ Eagle & Union”, come wear to the edge of the crown with old repair, otherwise a fine a rare Officer’s Slouch hat. ......... $9,800

Lot 310

US Infantry officers grade cap made by Bent & Bush in Boston US Army Infantry Officer’s Cap, with large Infantry Horn on front, with a large embossed hat makers name inside the crown “ Bent & Bush, Boston”. Quilted lining and a full sweat band in near mint condition. ......... $3,400

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Lt. George Sherman’s , 20th Connecticut, custom made 4 button (sack coat) Officer’s Uniform A custom made light blue wool 4 button Sack coat for battlefield use. Lt. George W. Sherman, Company C, 20th Connecticut Infantry. They had been organized in New Haven in September 1862 and fought for 1,000 days till war’s end. Sherman was wounded during the Battle of Chancellorsville wearing this coat, made of light weight material for summer wear, officers were allowed to customize their uniforms, although they are quite rare. Even Custer designed his own style of uniform before the Battle of Gettysburg. Accompanied by a photograph of Sherman as well as a note indicating that he had this uniform made just before the battle in which he was wounded. ......... $13,600

Lot 312

General Ulysses S. Grants – White House chair ca. 1870 A fine Victorian era arm chair from the Grant Family. This was one of a pair that sold when the General/President U.S. Grant’s family sold his personal effects at Sotheby’s in January 2001, Sale N07590. A great personal item by the great American Leader, his chair from the White House 38 inches tall. ......... $9,500

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Lot 313

Presentation Sword to Lt. Lewis Reed, 54th Massachusetts who commanded the African-American troops during the siege of Charleston and Battle of Olustee, Florida Lt. Lewis Reed, 54th Massachusetts ( Colored) Infantry, previously had fought for 3 years with the 12th Massachusetts including the Battle of Gettysburg where they first into the battle reinforcing General Buford’s cavalry who had ran into the Confederates beginning the most famous battle of the Civil War, losing over 150 men that day. Upon returning to Boston, he was offered a commission in the 54th Massachusetts’, a black regiment commanded by white officers who were battle veterans, the 54th had proven themselves during the Battle of Fort Wagner and black regiments were being formed into the US Army, as Lt. Reed departed with his new regiment his friends and family presented him with this Ames Foot Officer’s sword which is inscribed on the top mount of the scabbard “ Presented to Lieut. Lewis Reed by his friends Abington, Mass. November 10, 1863” he was stationed at Morris Island, SC then led a force into battle at Olustee, FL, he led them in their last battle on April 18, 1865 in a frontal assault at a railroad in Boykin’s Mill, SC where many of his men died. He was stationed in the occupation of Charleston until August 1865; tensions were very high as black soldiers occupied the city where secession began. They were mustered out of service at Mount pleasant, SC and returned home to Boston. This sword was by his side, it has a 30 inch beautiful frosty etched blade with “U.S. & Patriotic Motto’s”, with an excellent gold gilt patina brass mounted scabbard.. ......... $9,800

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US Engineer’s Uniform “Grouping” of Lt. Hewitt, his coat, vest, trousers & hat 1st Lieutenant Hewitt, US Engineers, his entire Civil War outfit as worn during the war. A remarkable and Very Rare Engineer’s “Grouping” as in 1861 there were just 43 US Engineer officer’s and a Company of a 100 Engineer soldiers. They built Signal towers, pontoons, bridges, railroads, they even designed the infamous “Swamp Angel” that they somehow anchored in the swamp, it weighed 15,000 lbs. and bombarded Charleston from the outlying marshes. Hewitt latter commanded a regiment of black soldiers in the 1st Regiment of Engineers of the Corps d’Afrique. Besides the Marines, Engineer’s uniforms are among the rarest of the Civil War. ......... $21,600

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The Logan Presentation Sword” – Statesman-Orator-Volunteer General and Commander of the 15th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee

Lot 315 Maj. Gen. John A. “Black Jack” Logan, presentation US Army regulation officer’s sword with a fancy brass scabbard. Presented to him in 1862 and inscribed “Token of Friendship & Esteem from Newburgh to Gen’l John A. Logan, Cin. O. Nov. 25, 1862 “with an additional inscription on the guard “Mexican War, Belmont, Fort Henry, Fort Donelson”. Gen’l Logan would have been recovering onboard General Grant’s headquarters boat on the Mississippi River near Vicksburg when he was presented this sword, he had been badly wounded at the fall of Fort Donelson, he rejoined his regiment for the Battle of Shiloh on April 6, 1863, and was promoted to Major General by Grant on the Fall of Vicksburg. When McPherson was killed at Decatur, Georgia on July 22, 1864 Logan assumed the command of the 15th Army Corps and certainly this sword was by his side. He accompanied Sherman on his March to the Sea, and was there when CSA Gen’l Joe Johnston surrendered the last remnants of the Confederate Army after Lee. General Logan’s rise through the military ranks is unparalleled in American military history for in July 1861 Senator Logan walked out of Congress to the street, joined a regiment passing thru Washington City for the battlefield, dressed in his suite and top hat, this congressman from Illinois fought as a common private that very day in the 1st battle of the Civil War at Bull Run just a few miles away from his seat in Congress. He was a close personal friend of young Abraham Lincoln as well as an attorney. He founded Memorial Day, and was a vice-presidential candidate; there are statues of him in Washington, Chicago and of course “Logan Circle” equestrian statue in Washington. Accompanied by numerous documents and photographs of this famous American. ......... $55,000

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Lot 316

Copper Civil War Bugle by Stratton & Foote New York A fine Copper Bugle, where the horn has been hand formed, and clearly marked on the main body “ Stratton & Foote New York”. Civil War Infantry bugles such as this are scarce, overall 20 inches in excellent condition with original patina. ......... $2,200

Lot 317

US Artillery “ Bugler’s” Shell Jacket US Artillery “ Bugler’s” Shell Jacket, with pillow tabs on back and in mint condition. Made by Schuylkill Arsenal and marked “SA” inside the sleeve with a fancy red plaid lining. Absolutely mint condition. ......... $6,800

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US Army Civil War “Bugle” US Army Civil War “Bugle” with original red Artillery cords. Superb. ......... $1,400

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Identified Union Drumsticks – relief carved by a Musician 19th Massachusetts Infantry in 1861 “ You Don’t Run When you Drum” This Unique pair of ebony drumsticks were the property of William Steward, musician, Co. F, 19th Massachusetts Infantry. Both drumsticks are carved in raised relief with the legend “Carved for William Steward by John C. Copp in Washington, Sept. 1861, 19th Regt. Massachusetts Infantry.” The other drumstick is carved in raised relief with a drum, pair of drumsticks on top of the drum, and the motto “You don’t Run When you Drum.” The quality of the carving is well executed indicating John C. Copp, the artist, was quite accomplished. Examination of the military records indicates both of these soldiers mustered in as musicians on August 28, 1861 in Lynnfield, Mass. Copp was in Co. G of the 19th and Steward in Co. F. Both men served throughout the entire Civil War. No doubt they drummed the cadence for their respective companies as the battles raged on. The 19th Massachusetts Infantry was heavily engaged throughout the Civil War. Their history and bravery are well known. They fought are Fair Oaks, Peach Orchard, White Oak Swamp, Malvern Hill, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Bristol Station, the Wilderness, and many more to mention. Steward received a gunshot wound to one of his hands during the Cold Harbor battle. Both drumsticks are worn from use in the field but all raised carved areas are easily visible. It is exciting to be able to date a pair of identified Civil War used drumsticks that were actually carried and used by a soldier that participated in so many engagements. They must be seen in person to be fully appreciated, as I have never seen another pair of drumsticks as elaborate as these! A unique Civil War musician’s accoutrement. ......... $4,800

Lot 320

Union Regimental Drum with hand painted Eagle A wonderful Civil War regimental drum ca. 1863, with hand painted American Eagle and Patriotic Shield, background of Stars and gold lettered red riband “ Regiment – U.S. Infantry” with brass tack design on verso, original cords and leather tabs, altho replaced heads. Believed to have been made by a New York drum maker, the original untouched paint makes this one of the finest examples of a Civil War Eagle drum that exists. A superb showpiece. ......... $4,800

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Lot 321

Union 33 Star National Flag in a “Shooting Star” Design! A remarkable Union National Flag, just as the Confederates had their national flag the Union maintained Old Glory, this being a highly unusual and striking example with the 33 Star’s configured in a Shooting Star Design. Early war local production flag with hand sewn grommets in bright wool muslin, with some loss on the fly, otherwise intact and quite a beautiful flag. Size 4 by 6 feet. ......... $12,500

Lot 322

U.S. Naval “ Boat” Flag - 13 Star Design Civil War era naval boat flag made of beautiful wool bunting in absolutely superb condition with brass grommets and a stenciled Naval depot marking on the top of the Hoist. The U.S. Navy adopted the 13 star Revolutionary War colony design early on and maintained it throughout the Civil War. A remarkable and historical flag measuring approximately 4 x 6 feet in near mint condition. ......... $6,500

Lot 323

60th Ohio Regimental Flag – American Eagle centerpiece The center of the 60th Ohio regimental Battle Flag, with hand painted American Eagle holding a red riband in it’s talons with gold lettering “ 60th Ohio Vol. Inf. Regt.” In original 19th century oak frame with brass plaque, when they saved what was left of the battle flag. Most of the 60th Ohio were captured at the Battle of Harper’s Ferry, thus this is their 1864 issue flag when they served under Burnside and fought in the Battles of Richmond & Petersburg, and were at Appomattox when Lee Surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia. They lost 240 men during the war, and this is what’s survived of their Regimental Flag. Very Fine and historical 2 by 3 feet. ......... $7,800

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Lot 324

Regimental Artillery Flag with hand painted “Crossed Canon’s” on gold silk Large part of the central section of a silk artillery flag, US Army arsenal made for a Regiment of Artillery. “U.S. REGIMENT ART.” in red ribbons with gold trim over crossed cannon. The flag has fringe on top and bottom, lacking the fly and the hoist of flag. Beautifully hand painted and very exhibitable. Quite large and framed approximately 4 x 6 feet. ......... $9,800

Lot 325

Headquarters Flag of the 14th Army Corps, the Army of the Cumberland 1863 A superb Head quarters flag for the Staff Officer of the famous 14th Army Corps of Tennessee. Headquarters Flag of the 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland in Tennessee in 1863. This is an unofficial swallow tail corps flag to mark the locations of the key Staff Officers in camp and field. Although not an arsenal made flag, it was a common practice for staff officers to have a flag made to designate their position both on and off the battlefield. This striking headquarters flag is well made of cotton bunting with a Red Acorn on a Blue field, with a sleeve hoist 19 x 28 inches, framed and in excellent condition. The 14th was under the command of General George H. Thomas and was the first to break through the Confederate defenses at Murfreesboro to begin the campaign for Chattanooga, they also were the principal force in storming Missionary Ridge, and went with Sherman to the siege of Atlanta and the March to the Sea. A fine and historical Civil War Corps flag. ......... $12,500

Lot 326

A rare 5th Corps Head Quarters Flag with a “ Maltese Cross” Virginia 1864 Beautiful headquarters flag of the Staff Officer of the 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, being an unofficial swallow tail corps flag adopted due to the absence of orders marking the location of key staff officers in camp and occasionally in the field. Although not authorized by Army Orders, it was a common practice for quartermasters and several other types of staff officers to create their own flag in order to readily identify their headquarters. This striking headquarters flag with a dark blue bunting swallowtail field with white inset and red bunting Maltese cross corps design is a vivid example. Probably emanating from the Campaign of 1864, it flew over many battlefields of the Civil War including Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and the Weldon Railroad Operations. A superb example of an undoubtedly unique headquarters flag from the famous 5th Army Corps. Framed 18” x 31”, accompanied by the late Howard Madaus Letter of Authentication. ......... $14,500

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Lot 327

US 8-inch Iron Mortar – The only example in private hands serial # 19 This rare mortar is one of four known to exist and the only one in private hands (the others are all in museum collections). Serial #19 out of the 20 total that were manufactured by Cyrus Alger & Company, Boston, Massachusetts, in 1840. It fired an 8-inch caliber spherical mortar ball that weighed 50 pounds. This showpiece mortar is 22 inches in height, 24 inches in width, has an 8-inch bore diameter and weighs approximately 900 pounds. Clearly marked on the muzzle is “19” (serial number) and “J.W.R.” (Ordnance inspector) with “C.A. & CO. BOSTON” (manufacturer) and “1840” (date of manufacture) stamped on the trunnions. We acquired this historically important mortar from the descendants of the Union officer, from Illinois, that found it in Virginia. It is unpublished in the “Big Guns” book on American cannon and is a new and remarkable discovery as mortars are extremely rare in comparison to cannon. However, all artillery pieces are rare in today’s market as only a few are available for ownership. For the advanced collector or museum looking to own such a desirable canon. Accompanied by Provenance. ......... $37,500

Lot 328

US Model 1835 Heavy 12-pounder Field Howitzer Serial #1 Rare Ames manufactured Heavy 12-pounder, Serial #1 made in 1837, and discovered in New England. It is interesting to note that serial #38 was at General Hunts Headquarters at the Gettysburg Battlefield and serial numbers 7 and 8 were delivered to the Virginian Military Institute in Lexington, VA, and were certainly used by the Confederacy. This Heavy 12-pounder Field Howitzer is a rare mixture of a howitzer and field cannon made of bronze with two circular handles over the trunnions for moving and handling this cannon. Stamped on the casable are the US Inspector marks “2 over 1810 over G.T.” and “No. 1 over 16.0.3” with “1837” *date of manufacture) and “NP Ames Foundry – Springfield” on one of the trunnions. Excellent condition with no defects, having a natural pea-green patina on a fully equipped carriage and in it’s original configuration as a field howitzer, with most of its original hardware and parts. The tube weighs 1,810 pounds and the rebuilt carriage weighs 1,200 pounds. This “Big Gun” has been shot on a regular basis. If you have been looking for a cannon this is the one! .NET delivered. ......... $95,000

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Rare Confederate Navy Dolphin Head Sword (Lot 329) The rarest and most desirable Confederate Naval Officer’s sword. Made in England under contract for the Confederate Navy, ran the Blockade into Charleston, SC from Bermuda. imported by Courtney & Tenant who were naval outfitters in Charleston that went to England at the beginning of the Civil War and purchased supplies for the Confederate States Navy. Including this regulation Confederate Naval officers sword also known as the “Dolphin Head” which was made to order by Robert Mole & Sons of Birmingham, England. Magnificently etched blade with a Confederate 1st National Flag and fouled anchor CSN logo. The sword retains 100% original gilt, as well as it’s original Officer’s gilt sword knot. The scabbard is also in near mint condition, with a serpentine drag and belt hooks. A similar sword to this carried by an Officer onboard the CSS Alabama recently sold for more than $100,000, making an exceptional opportunity for a collector or museum to own this RARE Icon of the Confederate Navy.

$49,500. Civil War History Collected by Gary Hendershott • October 2008 Sale 140 •

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Civil War Catalog - Sale 140  

Civil War History Collected by Gary Hendershott. Welcome to my 140th Catalog, these pages contain the finest and most historically important...

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