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1898 VARINA JEFFERSON DAVIS ALS ON THE DEATH OF HER DAUGHTER

1898 VARINA JEFFERSON DAVIS ALS ON THE DEATH OF HER DAUGHTER

2 pp., in ink on mourning paper, to a committee consisting of Mrs. J. Pinckney Smith, Chairwoman; Mrs. Edgar Farrar; Mrs. S.R. Mallory; Miss Olivia Freret; and Mrs. Cora L. Richardson, Corresponding… (337-231). Learn More »

EXTRAORDINARY SIXTH PLATE AMBROTYPE OF COL. DAVID ADDISON WEISIGER, LATER BRIGADIER GENERAL C.S.A., WITH FELLOW VA MILITIA OFFICER AT CHARLESTOWN, VIRGINIA, FOR THE HANGING OF JOHN BROWN 1859

EXTRAORDINARY SIXTH PLATE AMBROTYPE OF COL. DAVID ADDISON WEISIGER, LATER BRIGADIER GENERAL C.S.A., WITH FELLOW VA MILITIA OFFICER AT CHARLESTOWN, VIRGINIA, FOR THE HANGING OF JOHN BROWN 1859

This is an extremely rare, identified ambrotype, one of fewer than a dozen known taken of Virginia militia officers and men assembled at Charlestown, Virginia, in late 1859 as security forces for the… (846-201). Learn More »

$8,900.00
Originally $12,500.00

MID-19TH CENTURY CAST IRON STOVE MADE AT THE GETTYSBURG STEAM FOUNDRY

MID-19TH CENTURY CAST IRON STOVE MADE AT THE GETTYSBURG STEAM FOUNDRY

First, the history of the piece. George Arnold (1799-1879) was a very active merchant in Gettysburg, also an associate and friend of Thaddeus Stevens. Of interest to us here is his foundry business.… (M26037). Learn More »

$1,295.00
ON HOLD

SCARCE LEATHER PANNOTYPE PHOTOGRAPH OF A VMI CADET IN UNIFORM, IDENTIFIED AS “WILLIS” AND DATED 1858

SCARCE LEATHER PANNOTYPE PHOTOGRAPH OF A VMI CADET IN UNIFORM, IDENTIFIED AS “WILLIS” AND DATED 1858

The Virginia Military Institute was intimately involved in the war. It fielded some 1,827 alumni in the conflict, all but 19 of whom served in the Confederate army, and 20 of whom achieved a… (846-202). Learn More »

$2,500.00
Originally $2,900.00
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ORIGINAL WAR OF 1812 ERA TWELVE-POUNDER AMERICAN GUNADE – AND REMEMBER THE ALAMO!

ORIGINAL WAR OF 1812 ERA TWELVE-POUNDER AMERICAN GUNADE – AND REMEMBER THE ALAMO!

This twelve-pounder gunade, dating about 1800-1820, was deaccessioned several years ago from the Fort Ticonderoga collection of artillery. It is unmarked and likely American. The gunade, or gunnade,… (1124-01). Learn More »

HISTORICAL PRESENTATION MODEL 1840 GENERAL OFFICER’S SWORD OF WILLIAM SCHOULER, ADJUTANT GENERAL OF MASSACHUSETTS 1860: HE PREPARED THE “MINUTEMEN OF ‘61”

HISTORICAL PRESENTATION MODEL 1840 GENERAL OFFICER’S SWORD OF WILLIAM SCHOULER, ADJUTANT GENERAL OF MASSACHUSETTS 1860: HE PREPARED THE “MINUTEMEN OF ‘61”

This sword has a wonderful undisturbed patina on the exterior and bright blade with vivid etching that really catches the eye when drawn. It also bears a great 1860 inscription to the Adjutant General… (870-343). Learn More »

GENERAL BUTTERFIELD’S BANDANNA

GENERAL BUTTERFIELD’S BANDANNA

This is a scarce piece of field gear or field wear: a well preserved and nicely presented Civil War kerchief or bandanna worn by General Daniel Butterfield. These were not items of issue, of course,… (846-262). Learn More »

$4,950.00
Originally $6,500.00

 BREVET MAJOR GENERAL’S COMMISSION AND G.A.R. BADGE OF SAMUEL SPRIGG CARROLL: HIS TROOPS HELPED SAVE CEMETERY HILL ON JULY 2 AND TO REPULSE PICKETT ON JULY 3 AT GETTYSBURG

BREVET MAJOR GENERAL’S COMMISSION AND G.A.R. BADGE OF SAMUEL SPRIGG CARROLL: HIS TROOPS HELPED SAVE CEMETERY HILL ON JULY 2 AND TO REPULSE PICKETT ON JULY 3 AT GETTYSBURG

Carroll was a fighting general who acquired several nicknames from his red hair along with three wounds and a number of promotions and brevets for his service on the battlefield. He received several… (2020-894). Learn More »

CRISP UNTOUCHED 1862-DATED M1861 SPRINGFIELD RIFLE MUSKET AND BAYONET

CRISP UNTOUCHED 1862-DATED M1861 SPRINGFIELD RIFLE MUSKET AND BAYONET

Model 1861’s rarely show up any more in this condition, crisp, showing just the effects of age, and completely untouched. Most have been appreciated and admired when found and then fallen prey to… (2020-1185). Learn More »

$5,500.00
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1861 PRESENTATION M1850 STAFF AND FIELD SWORD WITH GUTTA PERCHA GRIP: DRILL MASTER AND ARTIST DAVID DALHOF NEAL, SUMNER HOME GUARD, SAN FRANCISCO

1861 PRESENTATION M1850 STAFF AND FIELD SWORD WITH GUTTA PERCHA GRIP: DRILL MASTER AND ARTIST DAVID DALHOF NEAL, SUMNER HOME GUARD, SAN FRANCISCO

This is a very nice example of a Klingenthal made U.S. Model 1850 Staff and Field Officer’s sword with an 1861 presentation. The sword follows the U.S. regulations, which derived from French… (766-1064). Learn More »

G.A.R. COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF SAMUEL RINNAH VAN SANT MEDAL GROUP, LATER GOVERNOR OF MINNESOTA, WITH TWO GOLD PRESENTATION BADGES

G.A.R. COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF SAMUEL RINNAH VAN SANT MEDAL GROUP, LATER GOVERNOR OF MINNESOTA, WITH TWO GOLD PRESENTATION BADGES

This group consists of five pieces related to G.A.R. Commander-in-Chief Samuel Rinnah Van Sant, who served in the 9th Illinois Cavalry 1861-1864, and includes two very pretty, high-end presentation… (480-199). Learn More »

INSCRIBED HORSTMANN 1850 FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD OF LT. GEORGE KENNEY, LIKELY BAKER’S CALIFORNIA REGIMENT, MORTALLY WOUNDED AT GLENDALE

INSCRIBED HORSTMANN 1850 FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD OF LT. GEORGE KENNEY, LIKELY BAKER’S CALIFORNIA REGIMENT, MORTALLY WOUNDED AT GLENDALE

This very nice 1850 Foot Officer’s sword by Horstmann has a non-regulation, but very practical metal scabbard and is inscribed inside the guard in script, “Lt. George Kenney.” The volunteer… (1117-114). Learn More »

UNIQUE SILVER CAMEL-HEAD SPURS WITH U.S. SILVER COIN ROWELS!

UNIQUE SILVER CAMEL-HEAD SPURS WITH U.S. SILVER COIN ROWELS!

These very unusual silver spurs bear a maker’s mark in a recessed diamond that looks French to us, but which we cannot identify precisely: “G” over “J” and “R” with a small quatrefoil… (801-567). Learn More »

LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION BY GENERAL SHERMAN FOR GENERAL E.W. RICE, WOUNDED SEVEN TIMES, REGIMENTAL, BRIGADE, AND DIVISION COMMANDER

LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION BY GENERAL SHERMAN FOR GENERAL E.W. RICE, WOUNDED SEVEN TIMES, REGIMENTAL, BRIGADE, AND DIVISION COMMANDER

This signed letter by General Sherman in his own hand is nicely presented in an old frame, probably dating about 1900, and matted next to an engraved portrait of Sherman. The lower edge of the mat… (490-2357). Learn More »

HIGH HUMP RICHMOND RIFLE-MUSKET DATED 1862

HIGH HUMP RICHMOND RIFLE-MUSKET DATED 1862

Having captured the Federal Arsenal at Harper’s Ferry the Confederates removed the machinery to Richmond where this weapon was made. The type of lockplates produced by the captured machinery shared… (1000-370). Learn More »

$5,500.00
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TIFFANY PRESENTATION SWORD TO WILLIAM S. MARBLE, 7th CONNECTICUT VOLS, WIA BERMUDA HUNDRED, IN COMMAND OF THE REGT. AT FT. FISHER

TIFFANY PRESENTATION SWORD TO WILLIAM S. MARBLE, 7th CONNECTICUT VOLS, WIA BERMUDA HUNDRED, IN COMMAND OF THE REGT. AT FT. FISHER

Tiffany & Company is acknowledged as the finest producer of presentation swords in the 1860s and this is good example of their work, showing detailed craftsmanship and refined taste. The deeply… (870-172). Learn More »

$16,000.00
Originally $18,000.00

INSCRIBED SWORD OF CAPT. HENRY WARREN, 7th MAINE, KIA SPOTSYLVANIA

INSCRIBED SWORD OF CAPT. HENRY WARREN, 7th MAINE, KIA SPOTSYLVANIA

This 1850 foot officer’s sword is nicely inscribed on the face of the pommel, “Henry Warren / 7” Maine / Regt.” The hilt and blade are regulation, with brass pommel cast and chased with leaves… (1117-116). Learn More »

INSCRIBED OFFICER’S SWORD OF CAPT. CHARLES CURIE 178th NY, WIA ANTIETAM IN HAWKINS ZOUAVES, ACTING ADJUTANT 178th AND 16th CORPS STAFF

INSCRIBED OFFICER’S SWORD OF CAPT. CHARLES CURIE 178th NY, WIA ANTIETAM IN HAWKINS ZOUAVES, ACTING ADJUTANT 178th AND 16th CORPS STAFF

This inscribed 1850 pattern staff and field officer’s sword by Schuyler, Hartley and Graham was carried by Charles Curie, who served almost two years in the Hawkins Zouaves, 9th NY, as an enlisted… (1117-112). Learn More »

EXTREMELY SCARCE NEW HAMPHIRE OFFICER’S FALSE EMBROIDERED HAT INSIGNIA

EXTREMELY SCARCE NEW HAMPHIRE OFFICER’S FALSE EMBROIDERED HAT INSIGNIA

Regular army officers had been authorized a silver “U.S.” within a gold bullion wreath for wear on their undress caps in 1839. This was carried over in the 1851 regulations for use on the 1851… (2020-912). Learn More »

REMARKABLE GETTYSBURG LETTER COLLECTION OF ELIZA WRIGHT OSBORN, WRITTEN TO HER MOTHER, MARTHA COFFIN WRIGHT OF AUBURN, NY, REGARDING THE WOUNDING AND RECUPERATION OF HER BROTHER, LT. WILLIAM “WILLY” WRIGHT OF COWAN’S BATTERY.

REMARKABLE GETTYSBURG LETTER COLLECTION OF ELIZA WRIGHT OSBORN, WRITTEN TO HER MOTHER, MARTHA COFFIN WRIGHT OF AUBURN, NY, REGARDING THE WOUNDING AND RECUPERATION OF HER BROTHER, LT. WILLIAM “WILLY” WRIGHT OF COWAN’S BATTERY.

A few of the letters are addressed to Eliza’s husband, David Muson Osborne, founder of a successful farm machine company that was an early acquisition of International Harvester, and several are… (L15607). Learn More »


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