STOLEN 8/13/17 - Inscribed Silver Corps Badge & Ambrotype of Capt. William H. Seamans - 3rd Mass. Cavalry
Offered is one of the most beautiful inscribed corps badges we have had. It is a badge of the Nineteenth Army Corps, Middle Military division. It is a fan-leaved cross with octagonal center and at the top has crossed cavalry sabers. On the pin hanger, “W. H. Seamans”. At the top of the cross, “Lieut., 30th Mass. Inft.” At the bottom of the cross, “Capt. 3d Mass. Cav.”

On the reverse: “Ship Island” “Baton Rouge”, “New Orleans”, and “Vicksburg”. In the center: “Provost Marshall, Grover’s Division, 19th Army Corps”.


1) Sixth plate ambrotype of Captain Seamans standing beside a fellow 3rd Mass. Cav. Officer (Seamans is on the left side with mustache)

2) Oval sixteenth plate daguerreotype of Seamans wife in Guetta-percha case (very nice)
3) Two ninth plate ambrotypes of their child

4) One ninth plate ambrotype of Seamans

5) One ninth plate tintype of Seamans

6) One ninth plate daguerreotype of Seamans and his wife

7) One sixth plate daguerreotype of Seamans wife holding their baby

All the photographs, except for Seamans in uniform standing with the other officer, are “throw-ins” as they all have faults (the oval of his wife is beautiful however).

William Henry Seamans was a resident of Roxbury, Mass. and was a 27-year old dentist. His calling card is in the back of his uniformed photo. This inscribed corps badge is truly a beautiful piece in excellent condition. A very rare piece.

#A405 - Price $3,295