AUTOGRAPHED CDV OF CONFEDERATE COLONEL PHILIP STOCKTON – CHIEF OF ORDNANCE FOR GENERAL EARL VAN DORN

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Image is a bust view of Stockton in civilian clothes.

Contrast and clarity are excellent. Paper and mount are also very nice.

Reverse has a photographer’s imprint for HOAG QUICK & CO… CINCINNATI, OHIO. Top is boldly signed in period ink “PHI. STOCKTON, COLONEL C.S.A.” There is also some biographical and collector information in modern pencil.

Image is from the collection of the late William A. Turner.

Cullum’s register of West Point Graduates says of Stockton:

“PHILIP AUGUSTUS STOCKTON was born in New Jersey on December 23, 1812 and was appointed to the US Military Academy at West Point from that state. He was at the Military Academy, July 1, 1848, to July 1, 1852, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to Bvt. Second Lieut., 8th Infantry, July 1, 1852.

Stockton served in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1852; on frontier duty at Ft. Chadbourne, Tex., 1852, — Scouting, 1852‑53, — San Antonio. He made 2nd lieut., 8th Infantry, Oct. 11, 1853. He served as a scouting, 1854, assigned to Ft. Worth, Tex., 1854, and Ft. Davis, Tex., 1854‑55; on Recruiting service, 1855; on frontier duty, on Sioux Expedition, 1855, promoted 1st lieut., 1st Cavalry, Oct. 1, 1855— Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1855‑56, — and in quelling Kansas Disturbances, 1856; on Recruiting service, 1856‑57; on frontier duty on Cheyenne Expedition, 1857, being engaged in the Combat on Solomon's Fork of the Kansas, July 27, 1857, and in the Skirmish against Kiowa and Comanche Indians, near Grand Saline, Kan., Aug. 6, 1857, — Ft. Riley, Kan., 1857, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1858, — Ft. Smith, Ark., 1858‑59, — Ft. Arbuckle, I. T., 1859‑60, — Kiowa and Comanche Expedition, 1860, — Ft. Arbuckle, I. T., 1860, — Expedition against Kiowa and Comanche Indians, 1860, — and examining Road to Ft. Smith, Ark., 1860; and on leave of absence, 1860‑61. Resigned, Feb. 27, 1861. Joined in the Rebellion of 1861‑66 against the United States.​

Civil History. — Unknown, 1866‑78, no authentic information having been received. Clerk in the Engineer Bureau, Washington, D. C., July 3, 1878, to Mar. 25, 1879.

Died, July 3, 1879, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 47. He is buried in Eastern Cemetery in Quincy, Florida.

As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record: according to the Southern Historical Society Papers he was appointed Colonel, in June, 1862, and was Chief of Ordnance, Army of Mississippi, that year; later commanding the arsenal at San Antonio, TX.”

Additional research shows that Stockton was commissioned colonel in the Confederate army on March 16, 1861. He served as Inspector General, 1st Division, Western Department on the staff of General Leonidas Polk. In February of 1862 he was appointed Chief of Ordnance under General Earl Van Dorn. October of 1862 found him in command of the arsenal at Jackson, Mississippi. Then, in December of 1863 he was appointed commander of the San Antonio, Texas arsenal where he remained till the war’s end.  [ad][ph:L]

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