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752 Lot 752: Civil War CDV Album, incl. Presidents, Union & Confederate Leaders Civil War CDV Album, incl. Presidents, Union & Confederate Leaders Lot 752: Civil War CDV Album, incl. Presidents, Union & Confederate Leaders

Civil War era album containing fifty (50) cartes-de-visite (CDVs), including thirty-two (32) lithographed images of engravings and eighteen (18) photographic images, depicting Presidents, Presidential Cabinet members, Union and Confederate generals and leaders, and other figures of historical significance, including John Wilkes Booth. Album includes: Presidential related images, including one (1) depicting the Sixteenth President Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) and one (1) First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln (1818-1882), including one (1) depicting Lincoln's funeral, one (1) depicting the First President George Washington (1732-1799) and one (1) depicting First Lady Martha Washington (1731-1802), and one (1) depicting the Seventeenth President Andrew Johnson (1808-1875); members of Lincoln's presidental cabinet, including one (1) depicting Secretary of State William Henry Seward (1801-1872), one (1) depicting Secretary of War Edwin McMasters Stanton (1814-1869), one (1) depicting Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles (1802-1878), and one (1) Secretary of the Treasury Salmon Portland Chase (1808-1873); prominent Union Generals, including two (2) depicting Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant; 1822-1885), one (1) depicting Philip Henry Sheridan (1831-1888), one (1) depicting Winfield Scott (1786-1866), one (1) depicting George Brinton McClellan (1826-1885), one (1) depicting Benjamin Franklin Butler (1818-1893), one (1) depicting David Glasgow Farragut (1801-1870) and more; prominent Confederate leaders and sympathizers, including one (1) depicting Robert Edward Lee (1807-1870), one (1) depicting a composite CDV of Confederate President Jefferson Davis (1808-1889) surrounded by his Generals including Robert E. Lee, Ambrose Powell Hill Jr. (1825-1865), James Ewell Brown "Jeb" Stuart (1833-1864), Braxton Bragg (1817-1876), Joseph Eggleston Johnston (1807-1891), John Hunt Morgan (1825-1864), Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson (1824-1863), and Pierre Gustave Toutant-Beauregard (1818-1893), one (1) depicting a satricial image of Jefferson Davis wearing a crinoline while he is escorted by two Union soldiers, and one (1) depicting John Wilkes Booth (1838-1865), the American actor who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln at the Ford Theater on April 14, 1865; also includes six (6) CDVs of unidentifed people in period dress. Fourteen (14) CDVs with handwritten inscriptions from a previous owner identifying the sitter or scene. All housed and matted in gilt edges pages in a brown leather album with gilt blindstamped covers and spine with brass hardware, floral end papers. Album: 6 1/8" H x 5 3/8" W x 2 1/4" D. Private Nashville Collection. Condition: All CDVs in overall very good condition. Not examined outside of mats. Front matter pages with foxing spots. Leather covers with rubbing, wear, bumped corners. [See more photos →]

$800.00$850.00
754 Lot 754: John Hunt Morgan related Bible Flag + 4 CSA Covers John Hunt Morgan related Bible Flag + 4 CSA Covers Lot 754: John Hunt Morgan related Bible Flag + 4 CSA Covers

Confederate Personal or Bible flag found with personal belongings of the wife of General John Hunt Morgan, First National pattern, 15 stars; hand sewn silk striped field and blue canton with fourteen embroidered stars encircling a large single star. Red or burgundy silk cord and tassels. 5" x 8 1/2". Circa 1862. Note: This flag is documented and photographed in the book, CIVIL WAR FLAGS OF TENNESSEE, by Stephen D. Cox, with commentary from Cox stating it is of a similar pattern to that of Morgan's brigade. (Pictured as Plate #154 and documented on page 540). Provenance: This flag was found in a box containing 4 envelopes addressed to General John Hunt Morgan and his wife, Mattie Ready Morgan, which are included with this lot. 1st envelope: addressed to Mrs. M.R. (Mattie Ready) Morgan, Murfreesboro, TN, postmarked Vicksburg, Mississippi, November 23. 2nd envelope: addressed to Genl. John H. Morgan, McMinnville, Tenn., postmarked Atlanta, GA (date illegible, possibly March, with two CSA five-cent Jefferson Davis blue stamps). 3rd envelope addressed to Mrs. Genl. Jno. H. Morgan, care of Hon. C.W. Ready, Murfreesboro Tenn, postmarked Abingdon, VA, Feb. 7. 4th envelope: addressed to Mrs. Jno. H. Morgan, Murfreesboro Tenn., postmarked Memphis (?) Tenn., __ 28. All with 3 cent US Washington rose stamps except as noted. Biography: Known as "the Thunderbolt of the Confederacy," John Hunt Morgan was born in Alabama but is most closely associated with Kentucky. He equipped a militia company, known as the "Lexington Rifles," out of his own pocket and led them to Bowling Green at the start of the war to join forces with General Buckner. Morgan was made a colonel in 1862 and fought at Shiloh before being attached to Joseph Wheeler's division in General Braxton Bragg's Army of Tennessee. However, Morgan frequently defied orders and struck out on his own across "enemy" lines, destroying railroad and telegraph lines, seizing supplies and taking prisoners. In 1862, his marriage to Mattie Ready Morgan was called the "social event of the year" in Confederate circles. Mattie Ready was the daughter of a successful Murfreesboro, TN mayor and U.S. Representative (before the war); she attended Soule College in Murfreesboro and the Nashville Female Academy. John Hunt Morgan's most ambitious raid began in 1863, when against Bragg's explicit orders, Morgan and his 2,400 men crossed the Ohio River and rode over a thousand miles to terrorize the defenses of Southern Indiana and Ohio. Bragg was captured and sent to prison in Columbus, but escaped and made his way back to Confederate lines. In 1864 he set out to attack the largely pro-Union city of Knoxville, Tennessee, but was caught in a surprise attack in Greeneville and shot to death by a Union private who had once served under him. His death left Mattie Ready Morgan a pregnant widow after only 630 days of marriage. Source: Stephen Cox, "Civil War Flags of Tennessee"; and The American Battlefield Trust. Condition: Flag is in fragile condition with losses and full separation to white stripe and significant fraying to top red stripe along line where the flag was folded in half. Fading, particularly to red stripes, and scattered light grime/discoloration, particularly to white stripe. Tiny hole to blue canton. Tiny holes to lower red stripe and scattered small spots of light discoloration. [See more photos →]

$2,000.00$3,000.00
757 Lot 757: 7 Civil War era Photographs, incl McClellan 7 Civil War era Photographs, incl McClellan Lot 757: 7 Civil War era Photographs, incl McClellan

Seven (7) Civil War related photographs, including cartes de visite (CDV). 1st-4th items: Four (4) CDVs, three (3) photographic and one (1) lithographed, depicting Union Major General George Brinton McClellan (1826-1885), Commanding General of the United States Army, from November 1861 – March 1862, and later the 24th Governor of New Jersey, in his uniform, including two (2) depicting McClellan and his wife Nelly McClellan, in a studio setting. Portrait of McClellan with studio marks for F. Gutenkunst, Philadelphia, PA. One (1) lithographed CDV housed in a patriotic Union gutta percha case, three (3) photographic CDVs encapsulated in acrylic slabs. Ranging in size from 3 3/4" H x 3 3/8" W x 7/8" D to 5 7/8" H x 3 5/8" W x 5/8" D. 5th item: CDV depicting the Union Prisoner of War Camp in Elmira, NY. Studio marks for Mouton and Larkin, Elmira, NY, pencil and ink inscriptions reading "Harriet S. Brandt/bought at the/rebel Camp in/Elmira Oct 18 1864," and a postmarked blue two cent George Washington stamp, en verso. Encapsulated in an acrylic slab. 3 1/2" H x 5 7/8" W x 5/8" D. 6th item: Tintype depicting a seated man wearing a suit in an outdoor setting. Encapsulated in an acrylic slab. 5 3/8" H x 3 1/4" W x 1/4" D. 7th item: CDV depicting a Union Officer seated and wearing his uniform and kepi while holding a sword in a studio setting. Housed in a floral gutta percha case. 3 3/4" H x 3 1/4" W x 5/8" D. Provenance: The Estate of Kevin George Carle, Albemarle, NC. Condition: 1st-5th items: Overall good condition with minor areas of loss, primarily to corners of CDVs. 6th item: Flaking, areas of loss to edges of tintype. 7th item: Wear, areas of rubbing, partial separation to spine to case. [See more photos →]

$500.00$550.00
758 Lot 758: Civil War Sharps New Model 1863 Carbine, .52 cal. Civil War Sharps New Model 1863 Carbine, .52 cal. Lot 758: Civil War Sharps New Model 1863 Carbine, .52 cal.

Civil War era Sharps New Model 1863 breech-loading carbine, .52 caliber, serial number C. 20255 to tang. Top of barrel marked "SHARPS RIFLE/MANUFG CO./ HARTFORD CONN." before the rear sight and "NEW MODEL 1863" between the breechblock and the rear sight, rear sight marked "R.S. LAWRENCE/PATENTED/FEB 15TH 1859," left side of the receiver marked "C. SHARPS' PAT./Sept. 12th 1848," right side of lockplate marked "R.S. LAWRENCE PAT/APRIL 12TH 1859" and "C. SHARPS' PAT./OCT. 5TH 1852," left side of barrel before breechblock with "E.A.W" inspector mark, butt plate tang with "W" inspector mark. Walnut stock, round barrel, iron furniture, checkered hammer, slightly curved butt plate, blade front sight and folding rear ladder sight, sling bar and ring mounted on the left side of the receiver. Barrel length: 21 1/2". Overall length: 38 1/2". Manufactured circa 1863-65. Condition: Overall good condition. Action holds at half and full cock. Dings to stocks, with 9" horizontal scratch to right side of butt stock. Light pitting to metal, primarily to end of barrel, hammer, breechblock, and trigger guard tang. Visible rifling to bore. Fading, wear to marks. [See more photos →]

$1,400.00$1,600.00
759 Lot 759: Burnside Contract Model 1865 Spencer Repeating Carbine, .52 cal. Burnside Contract Model 1865 Spencer Repeating Carbine, .52 cal. Lot 759: Burnside Contract Model 1865 Spencer Repeating Carbine, .52 cal.

Burnside Contract Model 1865 Spencer Repeating Carbine, .52 caliber, serial number 32550 to rear of the frame near the hammer. Top flat of receiver marked "MODEL/1865/SPENCER REPEATING RIFLE/PAT'D MARCH 6, 1860/MANUF 'D AT PROV. R. I./BY BURNSIDE RIFLE Co." butt plate tang with "W" inspector mark, top of butt stock near butt plate tang with "J.H.C" inspector mark, left side of hammer with "O" inspector marks, left side of frame near hammer with "P" inspector mark, patch box with "B" inspector mark, faded inspector cartouches to left side of butt stock behind sling bar and underside of forearm. Walnut stocks, round barrel, iron furniture, slightly curved butt plate with patchbox, modified raised brass blade front sight and rear sight with sliding "V" notch elevation bar, sling bar and ring mounted on the left side of the receiver, single sling swivel at the bottom of butt stock. Barrel length: 20". Overall length: 37. Manufactured in 1865. Condition: Overall good condition. Action holds at half and full cock. Dings to stocks with 1/4" gouge to left side of butt stock. Minute losses to stocks, primarily to forearm near barrel band, wrist near sling bar, and butt stock near butt plate. Dings and some pitting to metal, primarily to end of barrel, trigger guard, sling ring, and butt plate. Some rusting to rear sight and sling swivel. Bore is dirty with visible rifling. [See more photos →]

$1,000.00$1,200.00
760 Lot 760: Civil War Colt Army Model 1860 Revolver, 44 cal. Civil War Colt Army Model 1860 Revolver, 44 cal. Lot 760: Civil War Colt Army Model 1860 Revolver, 44 cal.

Civil War era Colt Army Model 1860 Revolver, .44 caliber, serial number 141028, all visible serial numbers matching. Barrel marked "Address Col. Saml Colt New-York U.S. America," left side of frame marked "Colts Patent," illegible rectangular cartouche, bottom of left stock, "D" inspector marks, left and right side of barrel, "H" inspector mark, top of frame near hammer. Walnut stocks, round barrel, naval scene engraving on cylinder, brass trigger guard and back strap, iron mounted, checkered hammer, standard front sight, loading lever. Also includes a copy of The Weisz Parts Portfolio, Arlington, VA, catalog, circa 1988. Colt housed in a red felt lined wooden case with a glass lid. Barrel length: 8". Overall length: 13 1/2". Case: 3" H x 17" W x 8 1/8" D. Serial number corresponds to year 1863. Provenance: The Estate of Kevin George Carle, Albemarle, NC. Condition: Overall good condition with light pepper pitting to metal, primarily to end of barrel, normal storage dings to stocks. Action holds at half and full cock. Visible rifling to barrel. Naval engraving is visible. Includes two keys to case. Wedge is jammed. [See more photos →]

$1,000.00$1,200.00
761 Lot 761: Springfield Model 1863 Type II Rifle w/ Bayonet Springfield Model 1863 Type II Rifle w/ Bayonet Lot 761: Springfield Model 1863 Type II Rifle w/ Bayonet

Civil War era Springfield Model 1863 Type II Rifle-Musket Dated 1864, .58 caliber with bayonet. Lock plate marked 1864 U.S. SPRINGFIELD with eagle logo and dated 1864, top of barrel dated 1864, V over P over eagle head proof mark, left side of barrel, two illegible cartouches, left side of lock plate. Walnut stocks, round barrel, metal frame, standard sights, checkered hammer, curved butt plate, ram rod, leather shoulder strap. Also includes a fitting bayonet, unmarked. Barrel length: 40". Overall length: 58". Bayonet: 20 3/4" L. Provenance: The Estate of Kevin George Carle, Albemarle, NC. Condition: Overall good condition with pepper pitting to metal, tarnish to lock plate, storage dings to stocks with areas of loss, largest 1 1/4", to underside of fore arm near ram rod. Action stiff but holds at full and half cock. Rifling visible to barrel. Bayonet with some minor pitting to surface. [See more photos →]

$900.00$1,200.00
762 Lot 762: Civil War Springfield Model 1863 Rifle, .58 cal. Civil War Springfield Model 1863 Rifle, .58 cal. Lot 762: Civil War Springfield Model 1863 Rifle, .58 cal.

Civil War era Springfield Model 1863 Rifle-Musket, .58 caliber. Lock plate marked 1863 U.S. SPRINGFIELD with eagle logo and dated 1863, two barrel bands with "U" proof marks to left side. Walnut stocks, round barrel, metal frame, standard sights, checkered hammer, curved butt plate, ram rod. Barrel length: 40". Overall length: 58". Provenance: The Estate of Kevin George Carle, Albemarle, NC. Condition: Heavy pitting to metal. Stocks with dings, areas of loss, largest 1/2". Action holds at full and half cock. No visible rifling to bore. Cleaning rod a replacement. [See more photos →]

$500.00$700.00
763 Lot 763: Civil War Starr Army Model 1863 Revolver, .44 cal. Unmarked Civil War Starr Army Model 1863 Revolver, .44 cal. Unmarked Lot 763: Civil War Starr Army Model 1863 Revolver, .44 cal. Unmarked

Civil War era Starr Army Model 1863 six-shot single-action revolver, .44 caliber. Walnut stocks, round barrel, checkered hammer, standard front sight, loading lever. Barrel length: 8". Overall length: 14". Provenance: The Estate of Kevin George Carle, Albemarle, NC. Condition: Unmarked example with light pepper pitting to metal, particularly to hammer, storage dings to stocks with areas of loss, largest 1", where stock meet butt plate. Back strap is not present. Action holds at full and half cock. Traces of glue to stocks. Rifling is visible to barrel. Maker's stamps and serial numbers are not present. Hammer retention screw is not present. [See more photos →]

$500.00$550.00
764 Lot 764: Edged Weapons incl. 2 Civil War era, Swords & Bayonet Edged Weapons incl. 2 Civil War era, Swords & Bayonet Lot 764: Edged Weapons incl. 2 Civil War era, Swords & Bayonet

Three (3) Civil War era weapons, including two (2) swords and one (1) bayonet. 1st item: Model 1840 musician's sword. Blade unmarked. Steel blade, cast brass guard, brass handle with twisted wire. Blade length: 30 1/4". Overall length: 36 1/2". 2nd item: Model 1840 "wrist breaker" cavalry sword. Blade unmarked. Steel blade, brass guard and leather wrap with twisted brass wire. Blade length: 34 1/2". Overall length: 40 1/2". 3rd item: Unmarked bayonet similar to a M1886 French Lebel model, unmarked. 23 1/4" L. Provenance: The Estate of Kevin George Carle, Albemarle, NC. Condition: 1st item: Overall good condition with expected pitting to blade. 2nd item: Blade possibly cleaned. Loss to leather wrap and brass wire. 3rd item: oxidation and minor pitting to blade. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
765 Lot 765: Civil War Limber Ammunition Chest Civil War Limber Ammunition Chest Lot 765: Civil War Limber Ammunition Chest

Civil War era Limber ammunition chest, light grey or green painted walnut boards with a slightly domed hinged lid and iron hardware, including two handles, and a cast brass lock ring, constructed with round screws. Handwritten inscription reading "285/93/SPANISH," to iron plate, back right. 21" H x 48" W x 22" D. Note: A limber was a two wheeled carriage used to haul a cannon and its carriage on the battlefield, and typically required a six horse team to transport. The limber also carried an ammunition chest like this along with tar and water buckets, and a tarpaulin. Provenance: Private Holly Springs, Mississippi collection. By oral tradition, found in a barn in South Carolina, left behind by Sherman's army as they pursued General Johnston's Army of Tennessee in 1865. Condition: Lacking interior divider. Partially retains original wartime paint, with some losses and wear. Areas of oxidation to metal. Copper sheet originally affixed to lid is not present. [See more photos →]

$800.00$1,000.00
766 Lot 766: Civil War Colt Special Model 1861 Pine Packing Crate Civil War Colt Special Model 1861 Pine Packing Crate Lot 766: Civil War Colt Special Model 1861 Pine Packing Crate

Civil War era Original Packing Crate for twenty (20) Colt Special Model 1861 rifle-muskets, sold by Marcellus Hartley and Company, New York. Constructed of pine boards with square nails and round screws. Retains one of the wooden brackets to seat the barrel and ramrod for five of the guns; small cut out pocket at one side for rifle musket tools (issued with each weapon). Stencil reading "H.K. WHITE/C/O M. HARTLEY CO./NEW YORK," top of lid with possible additional inscription to opposite side of top, and partially illegible stencil reading "B/MOD 63/RIGHT" (possible date 1863) to one side. 14 3/4" H x 64" W x 18" D. Note: Marcellus Hartley (1827-1902) was an American arms dealer and merchant. He was appointed as an agent by the Union Army to purchase guns from Europe during the American Civil War. He later manufactured cartridges for breech-loading guns, owned the Remington Arms Company and diversified into other areas of commerce. (source: New York Times article, published Sunday, June 19, 1898). Note: these crates are extremely rare, as they were often broken up for firewood or used for soldier's coffins. Provenance: private Holly Springs, Mississippi collection, purchased from C. Frederick Mantin Military Goods in Memphis in 1976. Mantin acquired the crate from Turner Kirkland, Dixie Gun Works circa 1950s. Condition: Age cracks, few areas of expected loss to wood. Removable partitions and rope handles are not present. Losses to one case upper edge corner. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
767 Lot 767: Federal Civil War Tarred Haversack Federal Civil War Tarred Haversack Lot 767: Federal Civil War Tarred Haversack

United States Union Civil War army regulation tarred haversack, comprised of black painted canvas and having a single flap with remnants of a leather strap, a black metal buckle to exterior of main compartment, unpainted interior with two metal buttons, and a matching shoulder strap. Unmarked. 12 1/4" H x 12 1/2" W. Overall with strap: 29" L. Provenance: Private Holly Springs, MS collection. Note: Haversacks are some of the most seemingly ephemeral pieces of Federal Civil War equipment; few have survived. (The tarring that was done in an attempt to waterproof these canvas bags did no favors toward their preservation). Haversacks carried the infantryman's personal belongings and basic rations. They have an integral closing flap, closed with a narrow leather strap and steel roller buckle. They originally held a "rice bag" of un-tarred muslin, held in place by three iron buttons; these "rice bags" are typically missing. Condition: Canvas is stiff, with areas of loss, largest 7", primarily to base of flap and bottom and edges of main compartment. Rice bag missing. Rice cloth patches, largest 9" x 4", to interior of main compartment. [See more photos →]

$600.00$650.00
768 Lot 768: Large Group of Civil War & Post War Items Large Group of Civil War & Post War Items Lot 768: Large Group of Civil War & Post War Items

Approximately fifty (50) Civil War or Post Civil War era items, including Confederate Salisbury Prison letter, dated 1864. 1st item: ALS. One page handwritten letter from Salisbury Prison Guard First Sergeant Benjamin Cass, 44th Tennessee Infantry, Company A, to W.D. Grimes, Esquire, his attorney, in Raleigh, NC, dated September 4, 1864. He writes "Dear Sir I drop you a few lines to let you no[sic] I am still in the land among the cursed…" Housed in an acyrlic slab with the envelope, postmarked Salisbury, NC, illegible date, with a blue ten cent Jefferson Davis stamp. 8" H x 5 5/8" W x 1" D. 2nd item: Union Artillery Captain shoulder epaulet. The War Nock Company, New York, label to reverse. 6 1/2" L. 3rd-6th items: Four (4) brass buttons, including two (2) Waterbury Company federal eagle coat buttons and two (2) Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) coat buttons. Ranging in size from 19mm to 22mm. 7th item: Unopened box of Frankford Arsenal 4 second fuses, dated 1863. 8th item: Knapsack hook affixed to cardstock with black lettering reading "…found along the banks of the Rappahannock River. Where in 1862 and 1863, the Northern Army camped white attemping to capture Fredericksburg [VA]…" 9th-14th items: Six (6) metal items, including one (1) chain fragment stamped "US," two (2) round shot molds, one (1) large safety pin, one (1) federal eagle pin, and one (1) hook. 15th-50th items: Thirty-six (36) dug relics, including shells, bullets, and the drag fragment from a scabbard. Provenance: The Estate of Kevin George Carle, Albemarle, NC. Condition: All items in overall good condition with wear, oxidation, to be expected with age and manner of use. ALS is in overall very good, legible condition. Pinback is not intact to federal eagle pin. [See more photos →]

$500.00$550.00
769 Lot 769: 16 Civil War & GAR Related Items, 17 items 16 Civil War & GAR Related Items, 17 items Lot 769: 16 Civil War & GAR Related Items, 17 items

Group of sixteen (16) Civil War and Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) reunion related items, 17 items total. 1st-10th items: Ten (10) ribbons, badges, and medallions, including one (1) GAR badge with gold tone eagle hanger, American flag grosgrain ribbon, and five-pointed star medallion, 1866; one (1) Westmoreland County, PA, Soldiers and Sailors Veterans Association badge, undated; one (1) GAR Lysle, Post. No. 128 Allegheny Department badge, undated; one (1) Second Annual Reunion of the 27th Regiment, Binghamton, NY, October 5, 1883; one (1) Binghamton, NY Delegate badge, June 15-17, 1909; one (1) 6th Division Department GAR 36 National Encampment at Washington, D.C. ribbon, October 6-11, 1902; one (1) 48th Annual Reunion of the 89th N.Y. Vols, Johnson City, NY ribbon, September 14, 1927; one (1) Ladies of the GAR, Buffalo, NY badge, June 4-6, 1935; one (1) 37th Annual Reunion First New York Volunteer Infantry, Binghamton, NY, May 4, 1935; and one (1) GAR medallion with hanger, "Department Commander W.H. Daniels," to obverse, "GAR 43rd Annual Encampment Department of New York," to reverse. Ranging in size from 1 7/8" to 9" L. 11th item: Albumen print depicting a large group of Union soldier veterans at a reunion. Pencil inscription reading "89th Reunion," below image with additional pencil inscription of names, lower center of image. 12" H x 14" W. 12th item: Union State of New York oval brass waist belt plate with raised lettering reading "SNY." Reverse hooks are intact. Approximately 57 mm x 89 mm (2 1/4" x 3 1/2"). 13th item: Union Federal Eagle round brass breast plate depicting a right facing eagle clutching arrows in its talons. Reverse hooks have been removed and replaced with a bar for hanging. Approximately 64 mm dia. (2 1/2"). 14th item: Union United States oval brass waist belt plate with raised lettering reading "US." Reverse hooks have been removed and replaced with a bar for hanging. Approximately 60 mm to 92 mm (2 3/8" x 3 5/8"). 15th item: Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) brass veteran star medallion dated 1861-1866, likely a drop for a reunion ribbon. Approximately 48mm (1 7/8"). 16th item: European rectangular brass waist belt plate, possibly Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy, depicting a left facing eagle wearing a crown with outstretched wings. Reverse hooks are intact. Approximately 54 mm x 73 mm (2 1/8" x 2 7/8"). 17th item: Final National Encampment of the GAR, first day of issue postal cover, postmarked Indianapolis, IN, dated August 29, 1949. 3 3/4" H x 6 5/8" W. Includes one (1) wooden case with a glass lid. Case: 2 1/8" H x 12" W x 8" D. Provenance: The Estate of Kevin George Carle, Albemarle, NC. Condition: 1st-11th items: All items in overall good condition with wear, fraying, tarnish, dampstaining, areas of loss, to be expected from age and manner of use. All buckles in overall good condition with wear to be expected from age and manner of use. 13th item: Dug condition with oxidation to reverse. 14th item: Oxidation to reverse. 17th item: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$600.00$650.00
770 Lot 770: Collection of SC Reunion Items, incl. UCV, Knights Templar Collection of SC Reunion Items, incl. UCV, Knights Templar Lot 770: Collection of SC Reunion Items, incl. UCV, Knights Templar

Group of twelve (12) items pertaining to the South Carolina United Confederate Veterans (UCV), Knights Templar, Spanish American War, and more. 1st item: Charleston, SC UCV reunion souvenir badge, May 1899. Comprised of a pinback brass tone metal hanger embossed "SOUVENIR" with a maltese cross shaped metal drop with embossed lettering surrounding a central Confederate battle flag. C. M. Robbins, Attleboro, MA maker's mark, en verso of drop. 2nd item: South Carolina Commandery No. 1 Knights Templar ribbon, St. Louis, MO 1886. Comprised of a red silk ribbon with gold lettering surrounding the central image of a man in a uniform holding a sword aloft before a group of tents. C. F. Beatty, New York maker's paper label, en verso. 3rd item: Columbia, SC Centennial Confederate Survivors Reunion ribbon, May 13-15, 1891. Comprised of a blue silk ribbon with gold lettering surrounding the image of a palm tree and shields, terminating in gold tone metal tassels across the bottom. 4th item: Chester, SC UCV Reunion of the South Carolina Division Veteran Ribbon, July 26 & 27, 1899. Comprised of a tan silk ribbon with red lettering. 5th item: Anderson, SC Spanish American War U.S.W.V. and Auxiliary Department of South Carolina 16th Annual Encampment Visitor badge, June 19-21, 1938. Comprised of a gold tone metal pinback hanger with handwritten paper label reading "Margaret/Bedsley" with a red ribbon and gold lettering surrounding the image of a Spanish American War maltese cross symbol. 6th item: Confederate Colonel Lawrence Massillon Keitt Carte de Visite depicting a three quarter bust view portrait of Keitt dressed in a 19th century suit. E. & H.T. Anthony, New York studio marks, en verso. 7th item: Charleston, SC United Daughters of the Confederacy 34th Annual Convention Delegate badge, November 15-19, 1927. Comprised of a pinback metal hanger with a red and white silk ribbon with gold lettering. Whitehead and Hoag Company, New Jersey maker's marks to hanger. 8th item: Bennettsville, SC UCV 37th Annual Reunion of the South Carolina Division Veteran badge, June 13-15, 1928. Comprised of a plastic pinback hanger with a paper label and navy lettering with images of the Confederate battle flag and the third Confederate national flag and a red and white silk ribbon with gold lettering. 9th item: Columbia, SC UCV 44th Annual Reunion South Carolina Division badge, July 30-August 1935. Comprised of a gold tone metal pinback hanger with a red and white ribbon and gold lettering surrounding the image of three Confederate national flags. Greenduck Co., Chicago maker's marks, en verso of hanger. 10th item: Columbia, SC 48th Annual Confederate Reunion Delegate badge, 1938. Comprised of a gold tone metal pinback hanger with embossed lettering, a red and white grosgrain ribbon with gold lettering reading "DELEGATE," terminating in a gold tone metal drop with embossed lettering and images of Robert E. Lee, the South Carolina State House, the Confederate battle flag, and the third Confederate national flag. Greenduck Co., Chicago maker's marks, en verso of hanger and drop. 11th item: Partial Columbia, SC 43rd Annual Confederate Reunion Convention Delegate badge, 1938. Comprised of a gold tone metal pinback hanger with embossed lettering and a gold tone metal drop with embossed lettering and images of Jefferson Davis, the South Carolina State House, the Confederate battle flag, and the third Confederate national flag. Greenduck Co., Chicago maker's marks, en verso of hanger and drop. 12th item: UCV Reunion Sponsored by Palmetto Camp, SC No. 22 Badge, August 29-31, 1940. Comprised of a gold tone metal pinback hanger with handwritten paper label reading "R.S. Younginer" and a red and white ribbon with silver lettering. Items ranging in size from 2" to 7 7/8" L. Condition: All items in overall good condition with tears/fraying, tarnishing, foxing spots, fading, and toning to be expected from age. 3rd item: Gold lettering is in faded condition. 6th item: Areas of loss to corners of card stock backing. 7th item: Bottom of ribbon almost completely separated from top section attached to hanger. [See more photos →]

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771 Lot 771: Civil War Checkerboard, Pvt. J. Witham Jr, 27th Maine Civil War Checkerboard, Pvt. J. Witham Jr, 27th Maine Lot 771: Civil War Checkerboard, Pvt. J. Witham Jr, 27th Maine

Civil War era checkerboard, belonging to Union Private Josiah W. Witham Jr., 27th Regiment, Maine Infantry, Company H. The game board is made of a rectangular piece of wood, probably planks from a shipping crate, with a handpainted square red and yellow checkered pattern to the center. Black ink stamp reading "J. W. Witham/CO. H 27 ME. INF.," en verso. 17 1/8" H x 22" W x 1" D. Provenance: Private Holly Springs, MS collection. Note: Josiah William Witham was born 1845 in York County Maine and died 1939 in Portsmouth, Maine. The 27th Maine Infantry Regiment was attached to the XXII Corps, first belonging to Casey's Division and later to the division of General John Joseph Abercrombie. They served as pickets in the defenses of the capital through their entire term. First encamped on East Capitol Hill upon their arrival in Washington, they soon moved to Arlington Heights, Virginia and afterward to Hunting Creek, where they went into winter quarters until March 1863. In the spring, they relocated along with the 25th Maine to Chantilly, Virginia and were there until 25 June, when they were transferred into the Army of the Potomac and ordered to report to General Slocum and the XII Corps at Leesburg, Virginia. This order was quickly changed, as it had not been known that the 1st Brigade (25th Maine and 27th Maine) were only nine-month units and their terms were about to expire, so they were instead sent to Arlington Heights for preparations to their mustering out and subsequent return to Maine. On the request of President Abraham Lincoln, Secretary of War Edwin Stanton sent letters on 28 June 1863 to the commanding officers of the 25th Maine and 27th Maine regiments, asking for them to remain beyond their contracted service due to the invasion of Pennsylvania by Robert E. Lee and his army. Declined first by the 25th Maine, the 27th was then asked, and over 300 men volunteered to remain beyond their service time in the defenses of Washington during what became the Gettysburg Campaign. When Colonel Wentworth delivered the message to Secretary Stanton, he was informed that "Medals of Honor would be given to that portion of the regiment that volunteered to remain." With the battle soon over, they left Washington for home on 4 July, reuniting with the rest of the regiment in Portland for their mustering out on 17 July 1863. Following the end of the war, when the promise to award medals to the volunteers was fulfilled, there was a lack of an agreeable list of those who stayed behind in Washington. This resulted in some 864 medals being made, and it was left up to Wentworth to distribute them to those members he remembered staying behind with him. These additional 564 (+/-) medals were later purged by Congress in 1917, as the actions of the regiment did not meet the criteria for receiving such a medal. Josiah W. Witham's name is not found was among the original 312 volunteers listed on one of two lists: "Medal of Honor List" in the 27th Maine Volunteers' history, nor is it found on Col. Wentworth's "299 List" submitted in 1865, in the the Maine State Archives; nor is it cited on his 1939 gravestone. A digital photograph of Witham's gravestone and a reunion photo of the 27th Maine is available on request. Condition: Overall good condition with wear to be expected from age and manner of use. Wax residue to two squares. Four drills holes to left and right edges of board. [See more photos →]

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772 Lot 772: 5 WWI U.S. Propaganda posters, Group #2 5 WWI U.S. Propaganda posters, Group #2 Lot 772: 5 WWI U.S. Propaganda posters, Group #2

Group of five (5) World War I United States propaganda posters, with artists including Sidney Reisenberg and William Haskell Coffin. 1st item: Poster titled "Joan of Arc Saved France / Women of America Save Your Country Buy War Savings Stamps" Art by William Haskell Coffin. Issued by the United States Treasury Department, published by United States Printing and Lithograph co., NY. 30" H x 20 1/2" W. 2nd item: United War Work Campaign poster titled "Civilians / When We Go Through This We Need All the Help and Comfort You Can Give". Issued by the Jewish Welfare Board, published by Alco-Gravure Inc., NY. Art by Sidney H. Riesenberg. 33" H x 22" W. 3rd item: Poster titled "See Him Through / Help Us to Help the Boys" Issued by National Catholic War Council Knights of Columbus, published by American Lithographic co., NY. Art by Burton Rice. 30" H x 20" W. 4th item: United War Work Campaign poster titled "United We Serve", listing multiple organizations involved in achieving $170.5 millon fundraising goal, including YMCA, YWCA, National Catholic War Council Knights of Columbus, Jewish Welfare Board, War Camp Community Service, American Library Association, Salvation Army. c. 1918. 28" H x 20" W. 5th item: Poster titled "Save Your Child from Autocracy and Poverty / Buy War Savings Stamps". Art by Herbert Paus. Issued by United States Treasury Department, published by United States Printing and Lithograph co., NY. 30 1/4" H x 20 1/2" W. All posters unframed. All first quarter 20th century. Note: All posters previously and currently rolled for storage. Shipping in tubes recommended. Condition: All with overall toning, minor creasing. All posters rolled. 1st: Some tears to edges. Largest approximately 4" with tape repair, to center of bottom edge. Significant creasing along bottom edge. 2nd: Tears to edges, largest approximately 3 1/2" to center of bottom edge. 3rd: Minor tears, largest 1 1/2" with tape repair to center of bottom edge. 4th: Few minor tears, some with loss. Largest approximately 3/4" to center of bottom edge. 5th: Folds, creases to corners. Minor tears to edges, largest approximately 1 1/2" to center of bottom edge. [See more photos →]

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773 Lot 773: 5 WWI U.S. Propaganda Posters, Group #1 5 WWI U.S. Propaganda Posters, Group #1 Lot 773: 5 WWI U.S. Propaganda Posters, Group #1

Group of five (5) World War I United States propaganda posters, with artists including Sidney Reisenberg and William Haskell Coffin. 1st item: Poster titled "Joan of Arc Saved France / Women of America Save Your Country Buy War Savings Stamps" Art by William Haskell Coffin. Issued by the United States Treasury Department, published by United States Printing and Lithograph co., NY. 30 1/4" H x 20 1/2" W. 2nd item: United War Work Campaign poster titled "Civilians / When We Go Through This We Need All the Help and Comfort You Can Give". Issued by the Jewish Welfare Board, published by Alco-Gravure Inc., NY. Art by Sidney H. Riesenberg. 33" H x 22" W. 3rd item: Poster titled "See Him Through / Help Us to Help the Boys" Issued by National Catholic War Council Knights of Columbus, published by American Lithographic co., NY. Art by Burton Rice. 30" H x 20" W. 4th item: United War Work Campaign poster titled "United We Serve", listing multiple organizations involved in achieving $170.5 million fundraising goal, including YMCA, YWCA, National Catholic War Council Knights of Columbus, Jewish Welfare Board, War Camp Community Service, American Library Association, Salvation Army. c. 1918. 28" H x 20" W. 5th item: Poster titled "Save Your Child from Autocracy and Poverty / Buy War Savings Stamps". Art by Herbert Paus. IssuedÊby United States Treasury Department, published by United States Printing and Lithograph co., NY. 30" H x 20 1/4" W. All posters unframed. All first quarter 20th century. Note: All posters previously and currently rolled for storage. Shipping in tubes recommended. Condition: All with overall toning, minor creasing. All posters rolled. 1st item: Tears and losses to edges, largest 4 1/2" L with tape repair, center of bottom edge. 3/4" brown stain en verso, near repair. 2nd item: Minor tears to edges, largest 3 1/4" L near center of bottom edge. 3rd item: 1/2" gray stain en verso. 4th item: 1/2" gray stain en verso. 5th item: Minor tears to edges, largest 1" L on center of bottom edge. Significant toning en verso, top half of poster. [See more photos →]

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774 Lot 774: Vietnam US 9th Inf. Reg. Manchu, Wooden Buddha Vietnam US 9th Inf. Reg. Manchu, Wooden Buddha Lot 774: Vietnam US 9th Inf. Reg. Manchu, Wooden Buddha

Vietnam War carved wooden Buddha figure with three (3) inscribed brass plaques commemorating the United States 9th Infantry Regiment (Manchu), including one mounted to the chest reading "FROM THE OFFICERS OF/1ST BN 9TH INF (MANCHU)/AUGUST 1969," one (1) reading "KEEP UP THE FIRE," and one (1) across the base listing the names of the officers. 18 1/2" H x 13" W x 11" D. The Estate of Cora Jane Spiller, Bowling Green, Kentucky. Condition: Overall good condition with natural age shrinkage, largest 5". Tarnish to brass plaques, plaque to base is slightly loose. 1 1/4" x 1 3/4" area of wear, possibly from a removed plaque, to lower belly. [See more photos →]

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775 Lot 775: Crew of Memphis Belle Autographed Photograph Crew of Memphis Belle Autographed Photograph Lot 775: Crew of Memphis Belle Autographed Photograph

Black and white photographic print signed by members of the crew of the Memphis Belle, a B-17 Boeing Flying Fortress, piloted by Robert K. Morgan of the United States 8th Air Force's 91st Bomb Group, traditionally recognized as the first bomber crew in the European Theatre to complete 25 missions over Nazi-held Europe on May 17, 1943. The photograph depicts the crew, along with Margaret Polk (the pilot's girlfriend, for whom the plane was named) and "Stuka," their black Scottish Terrier mascot, on the War Bond Tour, dressed in their class "A" uniforms, possibly taken at the Army Air Forces Depot in Memphis, TN. Autographs include (from left to right): Harold P. Loch, Third Engineer/Top Turret Gunner; Captain Charles B. Leighton, Navigator; Mrs. Cecil Scott, signing for her husband, Cecil Scott, Ball Turret Gunner, dated "9/28/88"; Clarence E. "Bill" Winchell, Left Waist Gunner; Casmer A. "Tony" Nastal, Right Waist Gunner; Margaret Polk, the "Memphis Belle," dated "12/11/87"; Robert Hanson, Radio Operator; Captain Robert Knight Morgan, pilot; Captain Vincent B. Evans, Bombardier (deceased; signed by his sister); Captain James A. Verinis, Co-pilot; John P. Quinlan, Tail Gunner; and Catherine Wyler, daughter of William Wyler (deceased), the director of "Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress", released in 1944. 16" H x 20" W. Note: The Memphis Belle was retired from combat and served as a training aircraft. After the war she was deposited at Altus, Oklahoma where hundreds of wartime aircraft were being crushed and melted down for metals reclamation. A wartime correspondent happened upon the "Belle" and she was acquired by the City of Memphis, Tennessee and displayed in front of the National Guard Armory until 1977, when the Memphis Belle Memorial Association (MBMA) was founded for the purpose to raise funds for its restoration and establish a museum to be built around it. In 2005, after many years of dedicated work, the MBMA released the Memphis Belle to the National Museum of the USAF, by mutual agreement. There, in Dayton, Ohio, the Memphis Belle was completely restored and placed on public display on 17 May 2018–75 years to the day of her 25th and last mission on 17 May 1943. The owner of this archival-grade photograph was for many years, on the Board of Directors for the Memphis Belle Memorial Association and for a few of those years, served as its President. He was a close friend of Margaret Polk, who remained in Memphis, Tennessee, and grew to know all the living crew members of the Memphis Belle, who would periodically be brought into Memphis for special events, during fund-raising efforts to restore their famous plane. It was during one of those visits that he had a set of these archival-grade photographs printed and had the original surviving crew members sign them. Additional information on the history of the Memphis Belle and the propaganda film based on it, directed by Wyler, is available on request and will be made available to the winning bidder. Condition: Overall very good condition. Signatures in good, legible condition. [See more photos →]

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1081 Lot 1081: US Union Civil War Leather Haversack US Union Civil War Leather Haversack Lot 1081: US Union Civil War Leather Haversack

United States Union Civil War haversack, comprised of brown leather and having a single flap with "US" embossed to center and three leather bucket straps, three metal buckles to exterior of main compartment, canvas interior secured by metal studs, and traces of a leather shoulder strap with metal buckles. 12 1/4" H x 12 1/2" W. Overall with strap: 29" L. 14 3/4" H x 13 3/4" W. The Estate of William Pursell, Nashville, Tennessee. Condition: Leather is stiff with cracking and surface grime to be expected from age and manner of use. [See more photos →]

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