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#256 Double Armed ¼ Plate Full View Sergeant









#256 Double Armed ¼ Plate Full View Sergeant

Large ¼ plate tintype. Good clarity, content and contrast, in leatherette case. Bayoneted rifle; revolver in belt; US plate upside-down; scabbard; traces of gilt on infantry horn insignia, buckle and breast plate and buttons; sgt stripes; brimmed hat; make-shift studio; appears to be a battle ready veteran. Spine of case separated/glued some.

$495 including shipping/insurance

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#255 Gettysburg Hotchkiss – Published




#255 Gettysburg Hotchkiss – Published

This relic is pictured in the book - Gettysburg Battlefield Relics & Souvenirs by Mike O’Donnell with Charles “Hap” Hazard, page 63; and states “…the nose of an exploded Hotchkiss shell was employed to make a primitive door or window weight, The other iron also appears to be battlefield debris. It was hand-worked by a Gettysburg blacksmith and reportedly used on the Weikert Farm. Hap Hazard Collection”. Previously from the Geiselman collection.

$575 including shipping/insurance

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#254 Gettysburg Parrott Shell with GAR Provenance





#254 Gettysburg Parrott Shell with GAR Provenance
 
Parrott Shell Section found in Gettysburg on the Emmittsburg Road. From York Springs GAR Post collection and the Charles "Hap" Hazard Collection. The Emmittsburg Road area saw heavy action on the 2nd and 3rd of July 1863; Sickles’ push forward, and Pickett’s Charge, respectively. The York Springs Post # 551 of the GAR, believed to be named after Private Peter Miller of Company K, 1st Pennsylvania Reserves who was killed in action at South Mountain on September 14, 1862 and is now buried in Sunnyside Cemetery, York Springs. See item #62 below for additional information on the GAR Post collection.
 
$525 including shipping/insurance
 
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#253 Maryland Cuff Button Canfield BM, Dug Antietam











#253 Maryland Cuff Button Canfield BM, Dug Antietam
 
Scarce dug Maryland cuff with Canfield backmark, 80% gilt and no pushes or dents. Shank bent and back pushed some; Backmark difficult to see. Acquired directly from the digger; solid provenance – recovered between 1975 to 1981 in the hard fought “Cornfield”, when it was private property, now national park.
 
$325 including shipping/insurance
 
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#251 Themoplastic Case - ¼ plate






#251 Themoplastic Case - ¼ plate
 
Large ¼ plate thermoplastic in nice condition with good hinges and clasps; some light chipping around edges.
 
$155 including shipping/insurance
 
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#250 1st Mass First Defenders Identification Badge, Wounded at Gettysburg






 

 
#250 1st Mass First Defenders Identification Badge, Wounded at Gettysburg
 
Wartime elaborate Identification Badge - Wounded at Gettysburg, scarce and desirable. These 1st Massachusetts Regiment badges are of high quality made in either silver or gold in early 1863 after the 1862 campaigns. This example is silver, all original, with: shield engraved “1st. Regt. M. Vols.; and finely engraved around the top rim of the hanging silver bullet “William H. Reynolds, Co C”. William H. Reynolds was wounded on the left hand by gun shot July 2, 1863 at Gettysburg during Sickles' push forward. Original heavy cloth red/white/blue ribbon and stick pin. Applied relief of Indian and arm/saber Mass seal; and applied raised letters battles “Blackburns Ford, Williamsburg, Fair Oaks, Glendale, Malvern Hill, Bull Run , Fredericksburg” with some enamel blue remaining. Untouched and fresh to the market. For information, see  above wartime image of LTC Baldwin Commander of the 1st Mass at Gettysburg with his hanging bullet badge like this one.  
 

Included lengthy hard copy military, medical and pension records.

$3,550 including shipping/insurance

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#249 CDV "Ashby's" 7th Virginia Cavalry. Thompson B. Steele


 
#249 CDV  "Ashby's" 7th Virginia Cavalry. Thompson B. Steele
 
"Ashby's" 7th Virginia Cavalry. Thompson B. Steele, by "BENDANN BROTHERS' GALLERIES OF PHOTOGRAPHY, 205 Balto. St."
 
Thompson B. Steele is shown here with unidentified companion. He was born in Virginia, circa 1842. The U.S. 1860 census lists him living in Rockingham County, Va., age 18. Thompson enlisted at Knoxville, Md., on Sept. 12, 1862, as a Pvt. in Co. G, 7th Virginia Cavalry. He was discharged but conscripted and assigned back to Co. G, 7th Virginia Cavalry, on Feb. 22, 1864. Steele was reported AWOL on June 6, 1864. No further reference. He resided postwar in Dorchester County, Md.
 
This actual photo published in "MARYLAND CONFEDERATE FACES A PRIVATE COLLECTION" by Dave Mark, 2016, found on page 135. Image comes with written signed certification of this fact.

$325 including shipping/insurance

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#248 Regulation US Enlisted Belt & Keeper


 
#248 Regulation US Enlisted Belt & Keeper
 
Nice solid Civil War belt and keeper; faint stamped marking near keeper.
 
$255  including shipping/insurance
 
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#247 Gettysburg Bullet/shot Set – Horse Soldier


 
#247 Gettysburg Bullet/shot Set – Horse Soldier  
 Nice set of documented bullets from the Gettysburg Battlefield, purchased from the Horse Soldier, Gettysburg. Each individual item comes with a letter of authenticity prepared by the Horse Soldier. Original circa 1900 museum tag included. Believe these are from the famed Soldiers and Sailors Museum, Pittsburgh.
 $225 including shipping/insurance
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#246 Gettysburg Bullet Set – Gettysburg Museum of History


 
#246 Gettysburg Bullet Set – Gettysburg Museum of History
 
Nice set of documented bullets from the Gettysburg Battlefield, purchased from Curator Erik L Dorr, Gettysburg Museum of History.
 
$100  including shipping/insurance
 
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#244 McClellan Identification Disc Suspension Pin, dug









#244 McClellan Identification Disc Suspension Pin, dug. Very solid dug pin with raised mark “McCLELLAN” and bust; complete with T-pin and clasp hook. Just a trace of gold gilt. Difficult relic to find. Providence – dug Fredericksburg area.

$545 including shipping/insurance

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238 TEXAS Volunteer Image – 1/6 Plate Ambrotype






238 TEXAS Volunteer Image – 1/6 Plate Ambrotype

TEXAS volunteers group surfacing from the woodwork in East Texas. Armed image of volunteer at the outbreak of the war; and subsequent made image of the same man in uniform and another likely his brother in uniform. The two uniformed images have been together since the beginning surfaced in Mount Pleasant, TX in 2001. Amazingly the lone image of the armed man in civilian clothes, is the same man in the uniformed set, surfaced just down the road in Texarkana, TX in 2017. Battle ready volunteers: doubled armed – 1840s saber, Colt Navy revolver; battleshirt with contrasting cloth trim running vertically, and each has two slash pockets, the same trim. A large five pointed cloth star adorns the breast (hard to see, but there), and also a large Latin cross opposite the star in one image. One wears a rectangular US NCO belt plate while the other man wears a simple belt and buckle. Noting the leatherette case design, all 3 are the same, they all may have been made at the same East Texas gallery. Note 2 of the images are dark however look nice under natural/direct light. The uniformed set spine is split. These images have seen the wear of time, however are a very nice scare Texas group.
 
1. SOLD image of uniformed volunteer with Latin Cross and simple buckle

2. SOLD image of uniformed volunteer with NCO plate

3. Image of volunteer in civilian clothes and document (volunteer papers?) in breast pocket ....clear, nice contrast and content....PRICE $795 includes shipping/insurance


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237 Double Armed Volunteer Militia ¼ Plate Ambrotype









237 Double Armed Volunteer Militia ¼ Plate Ambrotype
 
Large ¼ plate ruby red ambrotype. Full view of volunteer holding his bayoneted musket (appears to be Model 1816 or 1842); crossed white straps/belt with brass plates; sheathed bowie knife slipped in belt; kepi in hand; uniform stripping around collar, cuffs and down pants; cloth backdrop and patterned floor. CASE NOT INCLUDED. Image has great content, large size, and is on the dark side; shows nicely under direct light. Modern tag came with it “J.T. Boilings 8th Ala.”- take this for what it's worth??  
 
Reduced $575 - $675 includes shipping/insurance
 
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