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My Dealer/Collector Friends,

After leaving the Marietta Civil War Show on Sunday, August 13th, while parked in a parking lot off of Cobb Parkway, my car was broken into.  Here is a list of the items stolen:  FOR LIST CLICK HERE.   Any assistance you can give in keeping an eye out for these items, I sure would appreciate it and please pass this along to your friends.

God bless and thank you,

Cal Packard

Signed on the Front CDV “Jno. S. Mosby, Colonel C.S.A.” – A Once in a Lifetime Opportunity

J. E. B. Stuart War Date Signature

The Finest CDV of Major General George Armstrong Custer that We Have Seen

Beautiful Little Sharps Four Barrel Pistol with 99% Blue on the Barrel!

CDV of Gettysburg Cavalry Hero John Bufford – A Pristine Example

Fort George – October 19th, 1813 – A Fine War of 1812 Document from the Famous Floyd Risvold

California Gold Rush Letter – San Francisco January 14th, 1850 – Living Conditions, Religion, Gambling, Murder, Suicide, and “the spoils I may rob from our mother Earth.” – He also wondered about the whereabouts of a party from New York City, led by Artist John W. Audubon, Traveling Overland to California

Great Stagecoach/Snake Indians War Letter – Ruby City – Camp Lyon – Major Louis H. Marshall – Army Road Pioneer John Mullan – July 8th, 1866

Early Battlefield Pickup with Museum Tag “10 Minnie balls found near the shot where Gen. U.S. Grant made his observations of the battle of Cameron Hill Chattanooga, Tenn.”

Document Signed by Julius P. Garesche, whose Head was Blown Off by a Confederate Cannon Ball at the Battle of Stones River – Plus an Amazing Letter from His Son in 1883 when he finds his Fathers Battle-field Headboard!

44th New York Soldier’s Letter on Imprinted “People’s Ellsworth” Stationery – James M. Davis Writes from Camp Butterfield, Hall’s Hill, Va. December 23rd, 1861 – Cute Content!

For the Collector of Unusual Stationery – Letter & Cover from the 106th New York Infantry – Jesse H. Brunson Co. H – Desperately Seeks a Young Lady to Write Him – He Dies of Wounds Received at Cold Harbor Two Months later

Nice Little 50 Cent Note Showing a Vignette of Fort Moultrie in Charleston Harbor

APRIL 9TH, 1865 "BURN THE BRIDGES"  The Most Historically Significant Confederate Manuscript in Our Collection: Probably the Last Offensive Military Order Given on April 9th, 1865 – General William L. “Mudwall” Jackson Orders 18th Virginia Cavalry Lieut. G. Julian Pratt to Burn the Railroad Bridges near Lynchburg


Whaling Memorabilia: J. & W. R. Wing Co., New Bedford, Mass. + Sail Maker's Needles + 1853 Issue of Whaling Newspaper: “Whalemen’s Shipping List”

CDV Signed on the Front of Colonel George Henry Pierson of the 5th Massachusetts Infantry


 STOLEN 8/13/17Postal History & An Historic American Educator – ALS of William H. McGuffey, Author of the Famous McGuffey Readers on beautiful folded Confederate Cover with Sep. 27 (1863) University of Virginia Postmark & CSA-11 Jeff Davis Stamp

Soldiers Letter – 1st Reg. Pennsylvania Reserve Corps, Co A Brandywine Rifles, Gen. McCall’s Division – “Camp Pierpont, Dec. 1st, 1861” – Our Cavalry “Took Dr. Day out of bed and brought him along. He is one of the rankest secesh in Virginia.” The Rebels “Shot poison balls at our men… any person that puts poison in their balls ought to be killed.” – A RARE MENTION OF THIS OUTLAWED PRACTICE

 STOLEN 8/13/17 A Sailor on the USS Kearsarge writes home a description of their battle with the CSS Alabama - Written from England July 1864!

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 

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

The Carved Andersonville Prison Cane of J. T. Brown, a Private in Company C of the 70th New York Infantry (1st Regt. Sickles' Excelsior Brigade)

11th Pa. Reserve Infantry Excavated I.D. Disc - Perhaps the Most Historic Dog Tag We Have Ever Offered - James A. Hayden of Company F was Captured in the Wilderness, Sent to Charleston & became one of the "Immortal 50".. Placed in the line of Federal Fire

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

83rd Ohio Infantry - 18-Year Old Charles Smith Writes an Exciting Letter "On bank of 'North Branch Bayou Pierre' About 10 miles easterly from Port Gibson Miss May 5th, 1863" - "...A shell striking the gunboat, passed clean through both sides and then killed six horses."

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

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

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