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WEST VIRGINIA DISCHARGE MEDAL IDENTIFIED TO AN OFFICER WHO SERVED IN THREE REGIMENTS

WEST VIRGINIA DISCHARGE MEDAL IDENTIFIED TO AN OFFICER WHO SERVED IN THREE REGIMENTS

The medal consists of a top bar that is made up of an arched scroll that reads “HONORABLY DISCHARGED” above the intertwined letters “WV.” Suspended by a single link is a circular drop that… (M26499). Learn More »

WAR SOUVENIR VIRGINIA BIBLE FROM GEORGE W. MOWERS 21st PA CAVALRY AND 87th PA INFANTRY

WAR SOUVENIR VIRGINIA BIBLE FROM GEORGE W. MOWERS 21st PA CAVALRY AND 87th PA INFANTRY

This is a pocket-size New Testament, hard bound, with embossed cloth covers, printed in New York in 1851. It bears an ink owner’s inscription of “Miss Margaret Coles” of Manchester, Va., dated… (B6278). Learn More »

$250.00
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IDENTIFIED PRAYER BOOK FROM GEORGE W. MOWERS, 21st PA CAV AND 87th PA INF. POSSIBLY A GETTYSBURG SOUVENIR

IDENTIFIED PRAYER BOOK FROM GEORGE W. MOWERS, 21st PA CAV AND 87th PA INF. POSSIBLY A GETTYSBURG SOUVENIR

These small prayer books were printed and handed out to new soldiers by various religious and charitable groups and are typical of the items found in a soldier’s personal effects. This one was done… (B6276). Learn More »

$200.00
ON HOLD

CONFEDERATE IMPRINT: “HYMNS FOR THE CAMP,” RALEIGH 1864, DEDICATED TO “OUR SOLDIERS” FROM THE EFFECTS OF SERGT. C.E. DEARING 16th MAINE

CONFEDERATE IMPRINT: “HYMNS FOR THE CAMP,” RALEIGH 1864, DEDICATED TO “OUR SOLDIERS” FROM THE EFFECTS OF SERGT. C.E. DEARING 16th MAINE

This scarce, small pocketsize collection of hymns comes from material sent or brought home by Charles E. Dearing of the 16th Maine, which served in the First and then the Fifth Army Corps in the Army… (766-1101). Learn More »

1861 DATED BRITISH IMPORT BIBLE FOUND BY CHARLES E. DEARING IN A RICHMOND TOBACCO WAREHOUSE AS P.O.W. AFTER GETTYBURG

1861 DATED BRITISH IMPORT BIBLE FOUND BY CHARLES E. DEARING IN A RICHMOND TOBACCO WAREHOUSE AS P.O.W. AFTER GETTYBURG

Likely brought into the south through the blockade, this pocket bible is bound in brown embossed cloth, measures about 3.75 by 5.5 inches, and was printed at the Oxford University Press, and is dated… (766-1099). Learn More »

FIRST SERGEANT AND QUARTERMASTER SERGEANT CHARLES DEARING’S COPY OF RULES FOR THE MANAGEMENT AND CLEANING OF THE MODEL 1863 RIFLE MUSKET

FIRST SERGEANT AND QUARTERMASTER SERGEANT CHARLES DEARING’S COPY OF RULES FOR THE MANAGEMENT AND CLEANING OF THE MODEL 1863 RIFLE MUSKET

As first sergeant and later as quartermaster sergeant, Charles Dearing was responsible for the uniforms, equipment and arms issued to the regiment and by him to men under his command. This government… (766-1102). Learn More »

$65.00
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WEBSTER’S ARMY AND NAVY DICTIONARY INSCRIBED BY SERGEANT CHARLES E. DEARING 16th MAINE, P.O.W. GETTYSBURG

WEBSTER’S ARMY AND NAVY DICTIONARY INSCRIBED BY SERGEANT CHARLES E. DEARING 16th MAINE, P.O.W. GETTYSBURG

Measuring about 3 by 4 3/8 inches, this is copy of William Webster’s “Army and Navy Pocket Dictionary” is in very good condition. Copyrighted in 1863, this particular copy was printed by Mason… (766-1098). Learn More »

OLIVER CROMWELL’S POCKET BIBLE FOR SOLDIERS, REPRINTED BY THE AMERICAN TRACT SOCIETY, CARRIED BY C.E. DEARING 16th MAINE

OLIVER CROMWELL’S POCKET BIBLE FOR SOLDIERS, REPRINTED BY THE AMERICAN TRACT SOCIETY, CARRIED BY C.E. DEARING 16th MAINE

During the English Civil War Oliver Cromwell sought to inspire his soldiers, and maybe incur a little divine favor, by supplying them with pamphlet versions, just 32 pages long, of a condensed bible,… (766-1096). Learn More »

POCKET RELIGIOUS TRACT: A CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR’S GIFT TO SERGEANT  C. E. DEARING, CO. B, 16th, MAINE, GETTYSBURG P.O.W., FROM HIS SISTER 1863

POCKET RELIGIOUS TRACT: A CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR’S GIFT TO SERGEANT C. E. DEARING, CO. B, 16th, MAINE, GETTYSBURG P.O.W., FROM HIS SISTER 1863

We recently acquired a large trove of material descended from Charles E. Dearing, who mustered into Co. B of the 16th Maine as a corporal in August 1862, was promoted sergeant in January and first… (766-1095). Learn More »

CIVIL WAR SEWING KIT OR “HOUSEWIFE” OF CHARLES E. DEARING 16th MAINE, CAPTURED AT GETTYBURG

CIVIL WAR SEWING KIT OR “HOUSEWIFE” OF CHARLES E. DEARING 16th MAINE, CAPTURED AT GETTYBURG

Sewing kits were essential to soldiers for minor repairs to uniforms and clothing. Not issued by the army, they were made by mothers, sisters, wives and sweethearts and were popular going-away gifts… (766-1089). Learn More »

FIRST SERGEANT CHARLES E. DEARING CO. B 16th MAINE DIARY AND NOTEBOOK

FIRST SERGEANT CHARLES E. DEARING CO. B 16th MAINE DIARY AND NOTEBOOK

This is a detail-filled and very interesting notebook used by Charles E. Dearing, 16th Maine, both as diary and as a record book for his duties as First Sergeant of Company B, and as commander of a… (766-1097). Learn More »

RARE CONFEDERATE PUBLISHED POCKET TESTAMENT BY THE CONFEDERATE STATES BIBLE SOCIETY, AUGUSTA GA, PRINTED IN ATLANTA 1862 – PICKED UP BY CHARLES DEARING, 16TH MAINE

RARE CONFEDERATE PUBLISHED POCKET TESTAMENT BY THE CONFEDERATE STATES BIBLE SOCIETY, AUGUSTA GA, PRINTED IN ATLANTA 1862 – PICKED UP BY CHARLES DEARING, 16TH MAINE

Measuring 3.25 by 5 inches, this is an extremely scarce Confederate pocket testament printed by “Wood, Hanleiter Rice & Co.” in Atlanta in 1862 for the “Confederate States Bible Society /… (766-1100). Learn More »

U.S. CHRISTIAN COMMISSION “ARMY AND NAVY HYMN BOOK” OF GEORGE W. MOWERS, 21st PA CAVALRY AND 87th PA INFANTRY

U.S. CHRISTIAN COMMISSION “ARMY AND NAVY HYMN BOOK” OF GEORGE W. MOWERS, 21st PA CAVALRY AND 87th PA INFANTRY

This is very typical of the religious and inspirational books handed out to soldiers by various religious and charitable organizations during the Civil War. This one is pocket-size, 96 pages long, and… (B6275). Learn More »

MASONIC BADGE AND LAPEL BUTTON ID’D TO MISSOURI CAVALRY OFFICER

MASONIC BADGE AND LAPEL BUTTON ID’D TO MISSOURI CAVALRY OFFICER

These two pieces come from a small group of items recently acquired that are identified to Major John W. Toppass of Missouri. The brass badge is a two-piece item. The top bar is a scroll surmounted by… (766-1059). Learn More »

FRAMED ESCUTCHEON FOR SOLDIER IN THE 15TH PENNSYLVANIA CAVALRY

FRAMED ESCUTCHEON FOR SOLDIER IN THE 15TH PENNSYLVANIA CAVALRY

At top center is a large, full color, spread winged eagle sitting on a fascine. His head is turned to the right and in his beak, he holds a ribbon that reads “E PLURIBUS UNUM.” In his right claw… (945-366). Learn More »

FRAMED ESCUTCHEON FOR OFFICER IN THE 15TH PENNSYLVANIA CAVALRY

FRAMED ESCUTCHEON FOR OFFICER IN THE 15TH PENNSYLVANIA CAVALRY

At top center is a large, full color, spread winged eagle sitting on a fascine. His head is turned to the right and in his beak, he holds a ribbon that reads “E PLURIBUS UNUM.” In his right claw… (945-367). Learn More »

BY-LAWS OF THE JEFFERSON GUARDS, 55th REGIMENT, VIRGINIA MILITIA,  A WAR SOUVENIR OF GEORGE W. MOWERS 21st PA CAVALRY

BY-LAWS OF THE JEFFERSON GUARDS, 55th REGIMENT, VIRGINIA MILITIA, A WAR SOUVENIR OF GEORGE W. MOWERS 21st PA CAVALRY

Mowers enlisted for six months in the 21st PA Cavalry about a week after the Battle of Gettysburg, which ravaged his town and the surrounding area. Fayetteville, where he worked in his father’s… (B6277). Learn More »

NICE PHOTO & PERSONAL ITEMS GROUP ID TO 121ST NEW YORK SOLDIER WOUNDED AT SPOTSYLVANIA

NICE PHOTO & PERSONAL ITEMS GROUP ID TO 121ST NEW YORK SOLDIER WOUNDED AT SPOTSYLVANIA

The below listed items all belonged to Sergeant Simeon Smith of Company E, 121st New York Infantry. The first item is a Brooks Patent writing kit in good condition. This roll-up kit is made of a… (1053-34). Learn More »

POST-CIVIL WAR LADDER BADGE OF ILLINOIS SOLDIER S.A. RIDGE, 59TH ILL. VOLS.

POST-CIVIL WAR LADDER BADGE OF ILLINOIS SOLDIER S.A. RIDGE, 59TH ILL. VOLS.

Here is a handsome, post-war, suspension ladder badge once owned by Private Samuel A. Ridge of Company “H”, 59th Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, a three-year regiment.  Records show Ridge… (160-17). Learn More »

G.A.R. GOLD WATCH FOB - ID’D TO P.C. EASTMAN, CO, “E” 2ND NEW HAMPSHIRE VOLS.

G.A.R. GOLD WATCH FOB - ID’D TO P.C. EASTMAN, CO, “E” 2ND NEW HAMPSHIRE VOLS.

Gold watch fob is in the shape of a 5th Corps badge. It shows a raised image of a G.A.R. membership badge, with star and flag ribbon under a spread-winged eagle with crossed cannons. Engraving on… (410-481). Learn More »


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WONDERFUL FIELD-WORN IDENTIFIED ARTILLERY OFFICER’S SLOUCH HAT: RINGGOLD LIGHT ARTILLERY AND ERMANTROUT’S BATTERY OF PENNSYLVANIA INDEPENDENT LIGHT ARTILLERY

Real Civil War slouch hats have always been hard to find. Of those that survived many are full dress affairs that had no practical use after the war. This one is a rare survivor, showing wear and use commensurate with actual service in the field. The… (33-270). Learn More »

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