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44th Alabama Letter Describing the Great Snowball Fight at Fredericksburg, Va. between Hood's Texas Brigade & Georgia/Alabama Troops — Written by David L. Bozeman who would later die of wounds at Spotsylvania Court House 


Confederate Virginia Cavalry Colonel Oliver Ridgeway Funsten Letter at Manassas Junction April 17th, 1861


A Wonderful 8-Page Description of the Battle of Fredericksburg, Va. by Henry C. Thayer Co. I, 2nd Rhode Island Infantry


War Date Document, "Stevensburg, Virginia Dec. 10th, 1863" Signed by Major William Wells, Commanding the 1st Vermont Cavalry - MEDAL OF HONOR GETTYSBURG



Union Sailor Henry F. Dunnels Writes from the U.S. Frigate Minnesota "Off Hampton Roads", Va. - The Minnesota would later suffer destruction from the CSS Virginia during the Battle of Hampton Roads


Soldier's Letter: Head Quarters 15th Alabama Regiment Near Centreville, Sept. 11th, 1861, with Fine Cover - Lt. Lock Weems Writes Home to His Wife - He would be killed 9 months later


106th New York Infantry - Musician Loren H. Wilson Writes from Baltimore, MD. on July 12th, 1864 & Describes THE BATTLE OF MONOCACY, MD.


 



War Date ALS from Major James B. White Superintendent of the Citadel in Charleston, S.C.



Gettysburg General J. Johnston Pettigrew – Led his North Carolina Boys in the Famous Pickett/Pettigrew Charge – One of the Most Desirable of all Confederate Autographs –Pettigrew writes a note from Morris Island as Colonel of the 1st Regiment South Carolina Rifles


Great Document for the 95th Pennsylvania, Gosline Zouaves Collector – Actually Signed by Gosline!


Printed Pass "Head Quarters Vermont Brigade" - After the Union Took Over THE LAST CAPITAL OF THE CONFEDERACY: DANVILLE, VA.










Letter Written by Charleston S.C. Resident Louisa A. Drayton Just Days Before the Evacuation & Surrender of the City!


One of the Most Beautiful, High-Quality Confederate South Carolina, Two-Piece Sword Belt Plates, Imported from England & Having a Wonderful Never Cleaned Patina





Two Old California Checks with Great Vignettes - Price for the Pair $35


Letter from the U.S.S. Frigate Minnesota, Hampton Roads, Virginia Discussing the Attack of the "Infernal Machine"... THE FIRST CONFEDERATE SUBMARINE!


Important Confederate Letter Written on "War Department, Montgomery" Stationary - April 22nd, 1861 by Henry Stokes Figures


Fine Condition 1845 Charleston Slave Tag - Occupation: "Porter"


Two New Jersey Discharges - Both for Augustus Pitman Company I, 4th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry


Whaling Memorabilia: J. & W. R. Wing Co., New Bedford, Mass. + Sail Maker's Needles



5th New Hampshire Infantry - 1st Lt. Daniel K. Cross Writes Home, Sending a Detailed, Large Hand-Drawn Chancellorsville Battle Map - The 5th New Hampshire had the Greatest Casualty Loss in the Union



One of the "Colorful" Units of Charleston, S.C. - The Captain of the GERMAN LIGHT ARTILLERY, William K. Bachman Writes a Receipt on Receiving a Box of Accoutrements


Letter from Union Captain in the "British Volunteers" - On Rare "Head Quarters British Volunteers" Stationary






Discharge Signed by Col. Edward E. Cross, 5th New Hampshire Vols. - KILLED AT GETTYSBURG













Recruiting Circular for the Famous "People's Ellsworth Regiment" Along with the Patriotic "Remember Ellsworth" Envelope it was mailed in!








Letter - SOUTH CAROLINA ON THE EVE OF SECESSION - Edgefield District, S.C. Nov. 22, 1860 - Written to Future CS General Martin W. Gary


15th Illinois Infantry Soldiers Letter with Scarce Cover - Bolivar, TN. October 1st, 1862 - "We are fighting for the poor slaves." - Captured 25 Guerillas - Rebel Gun Boats Beauregard & Bragg - Darkies Picking Cotton - Rebels Under Price & VanDorn Attacked - 7th Kentucky Deserters Came In


Important War Date ALS of Union General George H. Gordon Regarding THE SAD STATE OF AFFAIRS IN THE FIGHT FOR CHARLESTON'S FORT SUMTER AND THE USE OF COLORED TROOPS! - Folly Island, S.C. May 26th, 1864


Confederate Cover Autographed by Future CS General William C. Wickham - He Signs as "Lt. Col. 4th Va. Cavalry" - Served with J. E. B. Stuart in Raid on Calett's Station & Maryland Invasion



Gettysburg Campaign - Graphic Description of the Rebel Invasion of Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Written by a Terrorized Civilian Lady


I.D. Pin from the Famous 40th New York "Mozart Regiment"


Inexpensive CDV of Union General David B. Birney Wearing his Kearney Medal of Honor - Birney Commanded the 3rd Corps at Gettysburg at Sickles was Wounded


3rd New York Infantry Letter Written on Beautiful Patriotic "Spirit of Seventy-Six" Stationary - Great for a Display


A Total of 8 Union Letters/Documents Concerning the Search for Confederate Gold - Includes Letter from Union General Thomas Jordan at Lexington, N.C. & 6 from Captain Asbury P. Gatch of the 9th Ohio Cavalry






Confederate General William Carter Wickham Fairfax Court House - June 24th, 1861


Important Letter  by Col. A. P. Aldrich to Gov. Bonham Regarding the State of South Carolina's Role in Blockade Running & its Use of the Blockade Runners Alice & Fannie of the Bee Line Shipping Company - Also discusses N.C's the Advance & Petersburg


5th Michigan Cavalry - Beautiful Commission for William R. Noble - Fought throughout the War with Custer's Wolverines


Confederate Postal History - Centreville, Va. Due 5 Manuscript with Beautiful I.D.: Capt. R. B. Isbell, 30th Va. Cavalry - He Carried Stonewall Jackson's Battle Flag


Confederate Postal History - Small Green Cover with Two CSA-6 Davis Stamps & Beautiful Blue Greensborough, N.C. Postmark


Confederate Naval Postal History: Capt. Samuel Barron - 6 Covers that "Tell a Story"


Confederate Postal History - Fine Example of a CSA 4 Davis with Greenville, S.C. Postmark


4th Maine Light Artillery - Andrew F. Beal Sends Home a Souvenir from the Battle of Antietam - A Rebel Colonel's Undershirt Button!


  The Most Colorful Union Patriotic Sheet Music that We Have Ever Seen!


One of the Most Famous Passes from the Army of the Potomac "Head Quarters Military Department of Washington, July 15th, 1861"... With an Enormous Ink Signature of DRAKE DE KAY, Aide de Camp to General Mansfield


Beautiful Confederate Sheet Music Printed in Augusta, Georgia: GOD SAVE THE SOUTH! - Often referred to as the Confederate National Anthem



Naval Broadside – “The Wabash Minstrels” Performing on the U.S. Frigate Wabash off Charleston, S.C., Feb 22nd, 1864 – Along with the Letter written by Christopher R. P. Rodgers telling about it


Confederate Document & CDV: The Blakely Gun Battery in Charleston, a Rare Pair!







Two Brady/Anthony Stereoviews: Tent Life of the 31st Pennsylvania Regiment - Two Fantastic Views of Camp Life









Vicksburg, Mississippi Parole for Thomas L. Tunnell, 43rd Mississippi Infantry


The Rare Confederate States of America VICKSBURG PAROLE


49th New York Infantry - Two Letters from Medal of Honor Recipient John P. McVean


Postal History: "U. S. Grant" Signed as President on Executive Envelope - Rare as Presidential Franking Privileges were Abolished 6 Months Later!


116th Pa. "Irish Brigade" Letter - William A. Smith Writes from Winter Quarters in December 1863


211th Pa. Inf. - The Most Amazing Letter that We Have Ever Read Regarding Union & Confederate Soldiers Trading Items - Writer James O. Parmlee is given a Confederate Circular Inviting Foreigners "Entrapped" in the Union Army to be aided by the Confederacy!



Silver I.D. Pin: Sergt. Lyman Wolcott 108th N.Y. Infantry - Enlisted on August 6th, 1862 & just a month later his regiment suffered 150 causalities at the Battle of Antietam. Lyman would go on to survive heavy loss at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville & Gettysburg before being wounded at Bristoe Station

 
Program for Ellsworth Zouave Corps Exhibition Drill, along with Baxter's Regimental Band, September 12th, 1861


13th Alabama Surgeon Henry M. Clarkson Writes from Gettysburg, Pa. on July 4th, 1863 - He Cared for Wounded Confederate Soldiers in the Mc Pherson Barn!


"Flag Ship New Ironsides, Charleston Harbor, S.C., April 8th, 1863" - Letter Signed by Rear Admiral S. F. Du Pont + CDV of Him + THE FINEST CDV WE HAVE SEEN OF THE SHIP NEW IRONSIDES! - The Most Powerful Ship in the U.S. Navy!




The A.D.C. of General Beauregard, Joseph J. Legare, Writes the General from Charleston, S.C. on June 19th, 1861 - Beauregard is up at Manassas & Legare Sends some FASCINATING Information to him!


A Ticket to Moody & Sankey's Famous Revival in 1876


185th New York Volunteers - The Christian Soldier's League I.D. Disc/Medal - THE ONLY ONE WE HAVE SEEN



2nd Mass. Inf. - Adjt. John A. Fox Writes a Description of the Regimental Colors & Color Staffs - Includes Antietam & Gettysburg Presentations!


Pair of Anthony Stereoviews of the "Ruins of Central Hall, Charleston, S.C., Effects of the Great Fire in 1862" & the Ruins of the Circular Church & Secession Hall with Saint Michael's Church in the Background - Brady Negative



Rare 1863 Masonic Badge from the 43rd "Tiger" Regt. Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry - Newbern, N.C







ALS - Union General Samuel K. Zook - KILLED AT GETTYSBURG


Large Autograph of Edward D. Tracy, Lt. Col. 19th Alabama on Beautiful Mobile, AL. Dec. 10th, 1861 Cover - Tracy became Brig. Genl. only to be killed in May of 1863



Excavated 3rd Indiana Cavalry I.D. Pin - The 3rd Fought with Buford at Gettysburg!

 
Confederate Postal History - Beautiful Greenboro, Ala. Jan. 12 (1863) Cancellation on Pair of 5 Cent Local #7 - ADDRESSED TO GENL. JOHN H. COCKE IN BREMO BLUFF, VA. - Famous Bremo Plantation, National Historic Landmark - Father of CS Gen. Philip St. George Cocke


Rare 1863 Masonic Badge from the 43rd "Tiger" Regt. Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry - Newbern, N.C.


Confederate Postal History - Lexington, Va. June 8 (1861) with Blue PAID 5 - Addressed to REV. W. N. PENDLETON, CAPT. ROCKBRIDGE ARTILLERY! - BECAME CONFEDERATE GENERAL


Confederate Postal History - 1st Manassas Campaign with Manuscript "Pd. 5" & "Stony Bridge, July 27th, 1861" - Addressed to the Sister of Lt. W. M. Waller, Amherst Court House, Va. - 19th Va. Infantry





1st Virginia Cavalry - William W. Blackford - Graphic Manassas Battle Letter


18th S.C. Infantry Letter from Sullivan's Island with Envelope and Nice 5 Cent CSA 1 Green Jeff Davis Stamp & Perfect Charleston Cancellation


Savannah, Georgia Views On Secession - November 27th, 1860


16 Page Account of Travel to Port Royal (Hilton Head) & Going on to Witness the Re-raising of the American Flag at Fort Sumter - Includes a Visit to Mitchelville (Town for Escaped Slaves) - Truly Amazing Account Written by Lt. Col. John B. Conyngham


Postal History - Cover Franked by Thomas O. Allen 6th Mass. Regiment - Fired on in Baltimore, April 1861


Letter from the "Flagship Philadelphia" Charleston Harbor, July 22nd, 1864 - Daniel Spangler Describes the Hand to Hand Combat of the Black Troops ( 54th Mass.) in their Famous Assault on Fort Wagner (As Shown in the Movie Glory)

 
Just Prior to the Confederates Firing on Fort Sumter, Confederate Lt. Colonel (Later General) R. S. Ripley Supplies Fort Moultrie with Powder and Fuse


Rarest of all Civil War Paroles - From the Last Capital of the Confederacy, Danville, Virginia April 29th, 1865



ALS Brig. Genl. Trumen Seymour - Writes on Imprinted Stationary from Hilton Head, S.C.


One of a Kind! - A Draft Dodger Writes to Friends in Akron, Ohio from Canada - With Scarce Cover Having 1859 10 Cent Brown Stamp (17b; SG36)


16th Maine Infantry - Wonderful Fredericksburg 6 PAGE Battle Letter WITH MAP - Lt. W. H. Broughton


34th Ohio Battle Letter by Franklin L. Allen - Writing from Fort Toland, West Virginia, with Cover


Fine Pair of Civil War Infantry Colonel's Shoulder Straps


44th New York - Signed CDV & Graphic FREDERICKSBURG Battle Letter


52nd Penn. Inf. - Letter Written from Morris Island, S.C. by the Man who Planted the First Flag on the Parapet at Fort Sumter - Captain (later Col. & Brvt. Brig-Gen.) John A. Hennessey


10th Virginia Infantry Letter - G. B. Samuels Gives Young Lady "A Yankee Skull"


Pair of Civil War Cavalry Captain's Shoulder Straps


3 Excavated Silver Spoons from Charleston, South Carolina: P. Mood, P. B. & C, & O. Pierce - All from the 1820's and 1830's


4th Alabama Confederate Letter by Lt. John L. Kunzie, Gordonsville, Va. May 1st, 1864 - "Reviewed by Uncle Bob Lee"


Collection of "Pieces of History" - Excavated I.D. Tag & Ohio Breastplate!


The Rare Confederate States of America VICKSBURG PAROLE


Confederate Arsenal, Charleston, Oct. 24th, 1862 - The Commander of the Arsenal, Major F. Childs Writes to General Thomas Jordan Regarding the "Harbor Obstructions" in Charleston Harbor



A Wonderful Souvenir from "Old Ironsides", The U.S. Frigate Constitution


ALS - 7th Maine Infantry - One Hero Commends a Fallen Comrade - Lt. Col. Thomas W. Hyde (MOH, Antietam) Communicates the details of the death of Lt. Henry Warren at the Battle of Spotsylvania C.H. - "He was blown all to pieces by a ten pound shell"


CS Document - Special Order Given by Col. Alfred Rhett, Sullivan's Island July 17th, 1864


J.E.B. Stuart's Cavalry - Special Order to "Procure" Horses in place of those killed IN THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG - Signed by H. B. McClellan & W. H. Taylor



One of the Rarest Examples of Civil War I.D. Disc's or "Dog Tags" - The Paper Tag Issued by the U.S. Christian Commission - Samuel B. Stiffler, Co. B 13th Indiana


Rarest of all Civil War Paroles - From the Last Capital of the Confederacy, Danville, Virginia April 29th, 1865


Wonderful 11th Wisconsin Grouping of Colonel Charles L. Harris


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