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Lot 404: .38 Colt Model 1902 Pistol, Bonnie & Clyde .38 Colt Model 1902 Pistol, Bonnie & Clyde Lot 404: .38 Colt Model 1902 Pistol, Bonnie & Clyde

Model 1902 Colt, serial number 7362, found enfolded into the outlaw Bonnie Parker’s skirt at the Conger Funeral Home embalming room of Arcadia, LA in 1934. Letter of authentication dated 5/15/1972, signed by James Lavelle Wade (Sept. 28, 1886 – Dec. 17th, 1972), coroner in charge of the “Bonnie & Clyde” death investigation and signer of death certificates, and by Mrs. Alwyn (Vern) Hightower, employee of Conger Funeral Home. Affidavit witness signatures include Mrs. Ed Conger, wife of the Conger Funeral Home director, and retired Judge P. E. Brown, Second Judicial District Court of Louisiana, serving 1954-1969. Letter of Authentication is notarized by Violet L. Turner. On May 23, 1934, law enforcement officers ambushed outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow as they drove through Biennville Parish, Louisiana. The Conger Furniture Store/Funeral Home received the bodies after the shootout. The affidavit states the weapon was “enfolded in the skirt of Bonnie Parker and discovered in the Embalming room of Conger’s Funeral Home in Arcadia, Louisiana, by the late Mr. Charles Francis Bailey, who was employed at the time by Mr. Ed Conger as an embalmer.” The following day (5/24/34), Bailey gave the weapon as a souvenir to Mrs. Alwyn Hightower’s son, Dr. Robert Dawson Hightower, M.D. (b.1921-d.1973). Dr. Hightower served as a Naval Aviator in WWII, earning the Navy Air Medal with 2 Gold Stars and later as an Associate Professor of Orthopedics, LSU Medical School, Shreveport, LA, and passed this weapon down to his only child, the present consignor. This lot also includes six bullets found in the pistol and a photo archive of pictures taken by King Murphy, Mr. Bailey’s assistant and amateur photographer. Additionally, a Colt Manufacturing Company letter accompanies this lot stating the Model 1902 Colt was shipped to Simmons Hardware Company in St. Louis, Missouri on August 22, 1904 with a total shipment of 15 guns of this type. Additional items in the archive includes a 1973 offer letter for the gun and various newspapers referencing the 50th anniversary of the death of Bonnie & Clyde. The dated August 1973 letter from Peter Simon of Jean, Nevada offers to “purchase the gun, the book of actual pictures, and any other memorabilia….” Dr. Robert Hightower died October 27th, 1973. The letter also has handwritten notes from Dr. Hightower’s wife, “Before Dad died he had me write… Bob, this fellow wanted to buy the Clyde & Bonnie gun etc. I called him but I never did call and give him a price for I didn’t know what to charge– If you ever decided to do so you might call + give him a price if he is still there — The value may go up with time but it could go down for new people don’t even remember them— Thought I’d pass this on — It’s yours now to do as you wish — I love you Mother”. The gift of this weapon from the embalmer, Charles Bailey, to the young Dr. Hightower in 1934 was significant when one considers the rarity and expense of the Sporting Model 1902 pistol even at the time the gift was bestowed. It is especially significant when one considers the average pay of an embalmer working in rural Louisiana during the Great Depression. Specifications on the Colt Model 1902 (Sporting) Automatic Pistol: Caliber- 38 rimless, smokeless, 7 shot magazine, 6? barrel, magazine marked PAt’D SEPT. 9, 1884, hard rubber grips with molded checkering, the rampant colt design, and the name COLT at the top of the grips. Produced in 1904 with a total production of approximately 7500. Standard weight 2 pounds, 3 ounces. Condition: Colt pistol has aftermarket nickel finish but appears to retain the original factory grips. Minor oxidation to nickel finish. There are no records indicating the pistol has been disassembled or cleaned since acquisition in 1934, chamber verified as clear. Photograph album with toning to pages; photographs glued down. [See more photos →]

$99,450.00
Lot 506: Colonel Tomlinson Fort CSA Civil War Shell Jacket, 4 items Colonel Tomlinson Fort CSA Civil War Shell Jacket, 4 items Lot 506: Colonel Tomlinson Fort CSA Civil War Shell Jacket, 4 items

Civil War Confederate States of America shell jacket worn by Colonel Tomlinson Fort, 1st Georgia Infantry, Company L, plus shoulder straps and albumen print, 4 items total. 1st item: “Butternut” Richmond Depot woolen single-breasted shell jacket with six-piece body, one-piece sleeves, and six button holes with one wooden and three cloth buttons, osnaburg interior lining with one pocket. Unmarked. Also includes three loose buttons, two (2) wooden and one (1) mother of pearl. 28 1/2″ H x 21 3/4″ W x 11″ D. Note: This is the coat that Colonel Fort wore on his return to his home in Milledgeville, Georgia. The brass buttons were cut off in Savannah and replaced by the ones now on it, as a law had been issued forbidding Confederate States of America (CSA) buttons to be worn. 2nd-3rd items: Two (2) gold tone metal and fabric Captain’s shoulder straps, manufacturer’s marks for James A. Smith, stamped en verso. 1 1/2″ H x 4″ W x 5/8″ D. 4th item: Early 20th century albumen print depicting a composite of three Civil War era cartes de visite (CDV) of the Fort Brothers: Colonel Tomilson Fort (1839-1910), lower right (depicted wearing the shell jacket and shoulder straps in this lot); Dr. George Fort (1828-1866), top center; and Lieutenant John Porter Fort (1841-1917). The three portraits are superimposed on a decorative shield dated “61-65” and flanked by two crossed Confederate flags, above, and two crossed sabers with a “CSA” canteen, below, with a row of ten stars, across the top of the shield. Fragmentary red “Art Department” label, en verso. Housed under glass in a black wooden frame. Print – 8 7/8″ H x 7 5/8″ W. Sight – 9 3/4″ H x 7 3/4″ W. Framed – 10 7/8″ H x 8 7/8″ W x 3/4″ D. Note: a CDV of Dr. George Fort and his surgeon kit are also included in this auction, lot 511. Provenance: Private Ringgold, Georgia collection; among items purchased in the 1960’s from the old location of the A. P. Stewart Chapter of the UDC (United Daughters of the Confederacy), formerly the Nathan Bedford Forrest UCV (United Confederate Veterans) home, St. Elmo, Chattanooga, TN. Note: The 1st Georgia Infantry regiment, also known as the 1st Georgia Regulars, was organized at Macon, Georgia in April 1861. The companies first named were twelve months’ troops, a majority re-enlisting for the war, while others were mustered out when the twelve months expired. The regimental commander, Col. Charles J. Williams, died on February 8, 1862. Now led by Col. William J. Magill, the regiment served in the Army of Northern Virginia in the Eastern Theater of the American Civil War. When Magill was wounded at Antietam, being part of Gen. G.T. Angerson’s brigade, the command developed to Cpt. Richard A. Wayne. The 1st Georgia was transferred to the Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida in early 1863. In Gen. George P. Harrison’s brigade it participated in the Battle of Olustee. When Magill retired on September 3, 1864, Wayne was named as his successor. The regiment was surrendered along with Joseph E. Johnston’s army at Bennett Place in North Carolina on April 26, 1865. Biography: Colonel Tomlinson Fort (1839-1910) was born in Milledgeville, Georgia, to Dr. Tomlinson Fort (1787-1859) and Martha Low Fannin (1804-1883). Tomlinson Fort graduated from Oglethorpe University in 1857, and moved to Savannah, Georgia to practice law. Fort returned to his hometown to care for his father’s estate in 1859. At the beginning of the Civil War, Fort joined the 1st Georgia Infantry regiment and served throughout the war. Fort’s two brothers also served in the war; Lieutenant John Fort joined the 1st Georgia Infantry regiment and Dr. George Washington Fort was a surgeon, 53rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry. Fort was wounded five times during the Civil War including Malvern Hill, Second Manassas, and John’s Island, SC. Tomlinson Fort was captured in late 1864 until the remainder of the war. Fort moved to Chattanooga in 1865, and though he came to the city with very little, he quickly found work, and by the mid-1870’s, was one of Chattanooga’s leading businessmen. Fort served as city attorney, city recorder and served on the Board of Public Works before being elected Mayor in 1876. Fort’s election to the office marked a turning point for the city, as he was the first ex-confederate elected mayor and was able to improve the city’s financial status. (source: http://www.chattanooga.gov/about-chattanooga/history-of-mayors/1876-colonel-tomilinson-fort). See related lots 507, 511, 540 and 544. CONDITION: 1st item: Jacket is in stable condition with insect damage and age deterioration. Three-fourths of surface has holes, tears, abrasions, and/or unidirectional loss. Most significant damage: 1 1/2″ tear top right shoulder; 1″ hole top of left sleeve; 1″ tear with fraying left side top of collar; 2″ tear with fraying right side top of collar; 1″ unidirectional loss with fraying lower left edge on back; 3/4″ tear right side near arm hole on back. Heavy wear to buttons. Moderate soiling to end of sleeves and front opening. Interior lining discolored and weak seam with fraying right side top of button placket where wool joins lining. 2nd-3rd items: Overall good condition with surface grime, area of tarnish to metal, and holes, largest 1/2″ x 1 1/4″. 4th item: Overall stable condition with repaired tears, largest 8 1/8″ x 1 1/8″. Several pieces of white archival tape and scotch tape, minute foxing spots, en verso. [See more photos →]

$28,800.00
Lot 608: TN State Militia Jacket, John Sevier Commission, & Powder Horn TN State Militia Jacket, John Sevier Commission, & Powder Horn Lot 608: TN State Militia Jacket, John Sevier Commission, & Powder Horn

Early Tennessee Militia archive relating to Lieutenant William Graham including a Tennessee militia coat, signed Governor John Sevier military commission, and powder horn, 3 items total. 1st item: Early Tennessee State Militia Coat owned and worn by Lieutenant William Graham (1786-1857, served circa 1807-1815 in the Sixth Regiment in the Tennessee State Militia) comprised of a navy-blue wool body with hook and eye closure to red wool lapel, red wool collar and cuffs, the lapels and coattails lined in off white linen with two interior slip pockets, two faux pocket flaps to exterior, all with a total of (44) total flat brass buttons. One (1) navy-blue wool epaulet to left shoulder, two (2) pieces of navy-blue fabric sewn to right shoulder and top of coattails. 40 1/2" H x 24 1/2" W.2nd item: Governor John Sevier signedmilitary commission document conferring on William Graham of Jefferson County the rank of Lieutenant in the Sixth Regiment of the TennesseeMilitia, dated August 15, 1807. Countersigned by Robert Houston, Secretary of the State of Tennessee from 1807-1811. State seal, top left. 16" H x 9 7/8" W.3rd item: Early 19th century East Tennessee powder horn withound wooden plug end secured by brads, fabric strap attached to nail and nozzle. Piece of cloth with ink inscription reading "96" pasted to horn near plug. 11" outer circumference of longest curve. These items have all descended in the family of Lt. William Graham. The Number 96 on the powder horn corresponds to a similarnumbering system used on an inventory list created by Joseph Feamster Taylor (1892-1965) of Whitesburg, TN, son of Franklin Walter Taylor (1854-1919), grandson of Franklin William Taylor (1810-1897), great grandson of Lieutenant William Graham (1786-1857), and father of Joseph Franklin Taylor (1934-2015). Biographical Note: William Graham was born in Botetourt County, Virginia, to George Graham (1756-1832) and Elizabeth Turnley Graham (1764-1817). He married Mary ShieldsGraham (1795-1832) in 1814 and was the father of Eliza Jane Graham (1821-1897) and Mary Shields Graham (1824-1907). Upon the death of Mary, William sent his young daughters (ages 11 & 8) to live with their uncle, Dr. Samuel Shields. Eliza married Franklin William Taylor of Shields Station in Grainger County and they had twelve children together. One of their children, Samuel Milton Taylor (1842-1875) served in the Confederate Army of Tennessee (see Lot 610). Mary married Calvin Bird Nance of Nance's Ferry and they had seven children together. William Graham passed away in a tragic house fire on the night of September 17, 1857 at the age of 71 and is buried in the Graham ChapelCemetery, Jefferson County, TN. (source:https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/198785407/william-graham).Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. CONDITION: 1st item: Discoloration, staining, to be expected from age. Moth holes, primarily to back of jacket, largest 1 1/4". Two buttons to bottom appear to be missing.Epaulet to right shoulder is not present. Accompanying note indicates that the coat was cleaned on April 24, 1975 for an exhibit. 2nd item: Overall good condition with toning, foxing spots, areas of dampstaining/acid burn, largest 1". Tears, areas of separation, largest 1 1/2", to fold lines. Signatures in good, legible condition. 3rd item: Natural age cracks, areas of insect damage, largest 1 1/8" x 3/4". [See more photos →]

$24,000.00
Lot 296: Confederate 1st Model Griswold revolver, SN 133 Confederate 1st Model Griswold revolver, SN 133 Lot 296: Confederate 1st Model Griswold revolver, SN 133

Confederate Griswold 1st Model 1851 Navy type percussion revolver, .38 caliber, serial number 133, all visible serial numbers matching. Wedge, left side of leading lever, left side of trigger guard and back strap, and interior of grips in channel marked with "V". Walnut stocks, round barrel, brass trigger guard and back strap, iron mounted, steel frame pins, checkered hammer, standard sights, loading lever. Three ring binder with previous James D. Juilia, Inc. sale record included with the lot. Barrel length – 7 1/2". Barrel length – 12 1/2". Provenance: Ex-Dick Kennedy Collection, Atlanta, Georgia. Purchased from James D. Juilia, Inc., April 2017. Ex-Jim Williams Collection, Atlanta, Georgia. Estate of Jim Maconkey, Landrum, SC. Note: This is among the earliest serial numbers noted in the standard production 1st model revolver made near Macon, Georgia. CONDITION: Action is OK. Pepper pitting to barrel and mountings. Chips to stocks. Barrel, wedge, and loading lever are loose in frame. Good to very good overall, metal shows old cleaning with staining and pitting. SN's and cryptics are all crisp and easily discerned. Gun appears totally original and complete externally with exception of loading lever screw. Grips are sound and solid with some sanding on bottoms with small putty repairs to inside toes. Front sight is an improvised blade which utilized the original pin base which appears contemporary to use. Mechanically gun indexes sporadically and only holds half cock. Discernible rifling is found in pitted bore. [See more photos →]

$21,760.00
Lot 616: Civil War Guidon, 19th Ohio, Cpl. Marcellus Messer Civil War Guidon, 19th Ohio, Cpl. Marcellus Messer Lot 616: Civil War Guidon, 19th Ohio, Cpl. Marcellus Messer

Civil War Union Cavalry Swallowtail Guidon Flag belonging to Corporal Marcellus Ovando Messer (1842-1938), 19th Regt., Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Company C. The silk flag has a double wreath of 35 gilt-painted stars, indicating use between the admission of West Virginia as a state in 1863, and the admission of Nevada in 1865; canton and stripes are pieced and treadle-sewn. 26 14" x 36 3/4" sight, 30" x 40" framed. Note: according to flag historian Greg Biggs, the U.S. contracted for more of these guidons than the cavalry could use, so standards like this one were issued to infantry regiments as guide flags, which were placed on the left and right flanks of the regiment to help form their line of battle. The battles in which the 19th Ohio engaged were among the war's most infamous and included Shiloh, Missionary Ridge, and Chickamauga. They also participated in the Atlanta campaign, under General William Tecumseh Sherman. In all, the 19th regiment participated in 21 battles and crossed Tennessee 16 times, marching over 6,000 miles and traveling another 6,500 by rail and water. Cpl. Messer was born Nov. 2, 1842 in Guilford, New Hampshire. His family moved to Warren, Ohio when he was 14. When the Civil War broke out, Messer joined the 19th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Company C., on Sept. 7, 1861 and was promoted to Corporal in 1863. According to his discharge record, he was discharged as a corporal on Dec. 31, 1863 at Flat Creek, Tennessee "by reason of re-enlistment as a veteran volunteer" and again served in C Company. After Lee's surrender, he went to Texas as part of General Grant's army to monitor Mexican Emperor Maximillian. He was discharged Oct. 24, 1865 at San Antonio. According to his records, he "served continually in the same Company and Regiment through the entire war… without being sick or wounded or on detached service, and having never missed a battle in which the regiment was engaged. He did not taste of liquor while in the service." After the war, Messer returned to Warren, Ohio, and married Frances "Frannie" M. Dickey. They had one son and lived in the old Dickey homestead. Messer, a Republican, went on to serve as a member of the city council for five years in the 1880s and on other municipal boards. He also served as a bailiff in the Probate Court for more than 20 years. Note: Some of this biographical information comes from a newspaper article on Messer in the Youngstown OH Vindicator newspaper, August 14, 2005. A copy of the article is included with this lot. Provenance: by descent in the Messer family to present consignor. Note: remnants of a box formerly used to store the flag bore this inscription: "A regimental flag of the 19 O.V.I. carried during Nov. 1861-65." CONDITION: 4 1/4" tear upper center canton, with two holes – 2" diameter and 1 1/2" L – at center right edge of canton. Two 1" to 1 1/2" L holes to stripes along sleeve. Center with 3" hole/loss; each tip with losses and fraying. Several other small holes and slits; light fading, staining, discoloration and creasing throughout. Flag has been mounted (not glued down) atop white matting, under acrylic, and framed in a molded giltwood frame. [See more photos →]

$20,480.00
Lot 265: Battle of Shiloh Polk Pattern Bible Flag, S.D.J. Lewis Battle of Shiloh Polk Pattern Bible Flag, S.D.J. Lewis Lot 265: Battle of Shiloh Polk Pattern Bible Flag, S.D.J. Lewis

Battle of Shiloh, Major General Leonidas Polk pattern personal/bible flag, presented to S. Duff J. Lewis, 12th Battalion, Tennessee Cavalry. Flag comprised of machine sewn appliqued red and white silk on blue silk ground with eleven stitched stars in gold silk thread, obverse, appliqued white silk cross and oval with stitched "SHILOH" in red thread, reverse. Blue silk loop, top right corner. Also includes a cabinet card portrait of Lewis with Wallin, Birmingham, AL studio marks. Signed by Lewis with later genealogical information, en verso. Flag housed under double sided glass in a frame. Case wishes to thank Military Historian Greg Biggs for his essay with additional information on this flag (see attached report). Flag – 11 1/2" H x 7 1/2" W. Cabinet card – 6 5/8" H x 4 3/8" W. Mid 19th century. Provenance: Descended in the family of S. Duff J. Lewis. Note: BIBLE/PERSONAL FLAG OF S. DUFF J. LEWIS, 12TH TENNESSEE CAVALRY BATTALION IN A RARE POLK CORPS CONFIGURATION: This essay will cover the known details of a small Bible or personal flag formerly owned by Pvt. S. Duff J. Lewis, later of the 12th Tennessee Cavalry Battalion. As will be shown, some speculation, backed by evidence of location of Pvt. Lewis at a specific time frame, will be necessary as the record is not clear as to when exactly this flag was issued to or made for him. The flag itself is of a unique pattern and this will also be covered in this essay along with the unit history of the 12th Tennessee Cavalry Battalion and Lewis' war record as shown in the Compiled Service Records file from the National Archives. Pvt. S. Duff J. Lewis. According to information supplied to me by Case Antiques, Lewis came from a family where his father was a Methodist minister. Based on the unit he would join as to where it was formed and would fight in the Civil War, Lewis was from East Tennessee. While he is listed in the Compiled Service Records of the 12th Tennessee Cavalry Battalion (as Duff Lewis), he apparently did not join that unit with the rank of private until later in the war, possibly as late as February 1864. Prior to his joining that unit, Lewis was working for the Confederate Quartermaster Corps as a clerk in the military post office in the Department of East Tennessee which was under the command of General George Crittenden in September 1861. He apparently worked for Tennessee State Quartermaster officer Major Samuel T. Bicknell, who had been appointed as quartermaster in Knoxville, Tennessee by state governor Isham Harris. Bicknell would later apply to be a quartermaster in the Confederate Army with the endorsements of Confederate Senator Gustavus Henry and Confederate Postmaster General John Reagan. The forces of George Crittenden, under the tactical command of General Felix Zollicoffer, were defeated badly at the Battle of Mill Springs, Kentucky in mid-January 1862. Zollicoffer was killed in action and the army routed. Falling back into East Tennessee, many of the troops were then transferred to Corinth, Mississippi where a new Confederate army was being formed.Lewis in the Collapse of the Confederate Line in Tennessee and Counter Offensive at Shiloh. By March 1862, five different Confederate armies were defending the large Department Number Two, which ran from the Appalachian Mountains westward across the Mississippi River into Arkansas and Missouri. West of the river was the Army of the West under Generals Earl Van Dorn and Sterling Price (formerly of the Missouri State Guard). East of the river was General Leonidas Polk's Grand Division, holding from Memphis, Tennessee northward to Columbus, Kentucky, a huge fortress on the bluffs above the river. At Forts Henry and Donelson on the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers near Middle Tennessee was the large garrison under General John B. Floyd, while to the northeast in Bowling Green, Kentucky, the Army of Central Kentucky defended the railroad to Nashville. This army was commanded by General William J. Hardee while department command General Albert Sidney Johnston was also present. Arriving in January 1862 from Virginia, was General P.G.T. Beauregard who assumed command over Polk as assistant department commander to Johnston. Lastly, split between Mobile, Alabama and Pensacola, Florida was the Army of Mobile and Pensacola under General Braxton Bragg.With the capture of Forts Henry and Donelson by mid-February, 1862, the vast majority of its garrison and the subsequent loss of the Tennessee state capital of Nashville only a few days later, the entire defense line of the Confederates collapsed. It was to reform along the Tennessee/Alabama/Mississippi border with the new base at Corinth, Mississippi becoming the rendezvous point. This town became a focal point thanks to the two railroads that joined there (including the most important track in the Confederacy, the Memphis & Charleston Railroad) and its closeness to the Tennessee River. This allowed the basing of a vast amount of supplies. Polk's Grand Division, the Army of Central Kentucky and Bragg's forces were ordered to meet at Corinth along with the Army of the West (although they would not arrive until after the Battle of Shiloh fought in early April) for the coming Confederate counter-offensive. A brigade was sent from New Orleans (Department Number One) as additional reinforcements as well as the remnants of Crittenden's and Zollicoffer's commands from East Tennessee, now under General (and former U.S. Vice President) John C. Breckinridge. On March 29, 1862, general orders were issued from General Johnston to form the new Army of the Mississippi, as their mission was the defense of the Mississippi River Valley. Polk's command became the First Corps (two divisions of two brigades each); Bragg's the Second Corps (two divisions of three brigades each), Hardee's the Third Corps (three large brigades) and Breckinridge's the Reserve Corps (three brigades).At some point in early 1862, Lewis transferred to the command of Major David Sullins (also listed as Sullens). Sullins, a Kentuckian, and former chaplain of the 19th Tennessee Infantry (an East Tennessee raised regiment), became a brigade quartermaster on January 7, 1862 in the division of General Crittenden, specifically the Second Brigade. With the transfer of those troops to Corinth after the Mill Springs disaster, Sullins and Lewis went along. This is based on two invoices in Lewis' file signed by Sullins as well as documents in Sullins' file. Sullins was then appointed as Brigade Quartermaster for Colonel W.S. Statham's Third Brigade (later Fourth Brigade) of the Reserve Corps, whose troops had fought at Mill Springs and whose brigade was created out of the two brigades from that battle (less a couple regiments who remained in East Tennessee). Indeed, one invoice, dated May 15, 1862, states that Lewis was being paid for, "one month's service as clerk in Brigade Quartermaster's Department from 31st March 1862 to 30th April, 1862". A second invoice for pay from April 30 to June 15, 1862 also covers Lewis' time serving with Sullins. Both are during the time frame of the Third and evolution into the Fourth Brigade, Reserve Corps which came later in April 1862. Invoices for both brigades can also be found in Sullins' file. These notations on the early history of the Army of the Mississippi and the cited invoice are important as it places Lewis in the right place and time to have enabled him to receive the flag in question for the Battle of Shiloh which was fought on April 6-7, 1862 in West Tennessee. Initially a Confederate victory, Union reinforcements arrived during the night of April 6th and on the next day launched a counter-attack that slowly drove the Confederates from the field. General Albert Sidney Johnston was killed in action and command of the army fell upon the shoulders of General Beauregard who ordered a retreat back to Corinth. Sullins resigned as a quartermaster in October 1862 but a month later he noted, "Capt. J.F.J. Lewis has been with me as my Assist. in the Q.M. Dept., since Jan. inst.," and goes on to recommend him as a quartermaster in the Confederate Army. While he gets his first name incorrect, he also, for some reason, lists Lewis as a captain. Nothing in Lewis' file bears out this promotion.Lewis did remain with the Quartermaster Department into 1863, where in January he was posted to the depot in Tullahoma, Tennessee, southwest of Murfreesboro. He remained there until the Confederate Army of Tennessee had been forced out of the Middle Tennessee region by a Union army under General William S. Rosecrans in the Tullahoma Campaign of June/early July, which led directly to the capture of Chattanooga in early September. Such supplies as could be saved from Tullahoma were loaded onto trains and sent to Georgia, primarily Dalton and as far south as Kingston, as the Battle of Chickamauga raged in mid-September. The victorious Confederates pursued Rosecrans back to Chattanooga but could never capture the city although they laid siege to it. That was broken in late November with massive Union reinforcements the Confederates falling back to Dalton, Georgia for the winter. In February 1864, Lewis began working at the depot in Kingston, Georgia and remained there into June, before the Union armies of General William T. Sherman forced that depot to be evacuated towards Atlanta. Here he worked for Captain A.L. Hamilton, another former chaplain turned quartermaster who, like Sullins, also worked for General George Crittenden in East Tennessee. One payroll invoice in Lewis' file mentions his Kingston service. One last notation states that Lewis was working for Hamilton as late as July 22, 1864, as the battles swirled around Atlanta itself at this time. While nowhere in the Lewis' Compiled Service Record states a date, it was probably in mid-1864 when he joined the 12th Tennessee Cavalry Battalion, and may have been on detached service from them remaining in the quartermaster department or perhaps serving in the field with that command. The record is not clear at all on this.After the war, Lewis married Helen Arthur of Kentucky and lived in Knoxville, Tennessee. His daughter, Eliza, married William K. McClure in 1889. In April 1938, she wrote (as Mrs. W.K. McClure) to the U.S. War Department asking for information about her father's war record and she received a response that features both typed and hand written paragraphs. This letter is also in Lewis' file.12th Tennessee Cavalry Battalion. A detailed history of this unit is not needed but since Lewis' file is with them, some history might be helpful. This battalion was formed on September 1, 1862 from several companies of partisan rangers that had been raised in East Tennessee pursuant to the Partisan Rangers Act of April 1862. These companies had been raised in Hawkins County and Greene County as well as the towns of Greenville, Morristown and Knoxville. Major T.W. Adrian was in command until his death in November 1862 whereupon Major Frank Phipps and soon after Major George Day (later Lt. Colonel).Their first action was in the Kentucky Campaign of August-October, 1862 where they fought in the cavalry brigade of Joseph Wheeler. After the campaign's conclusion, they were transferred to the brigade of Colonel John Scott, Department of East Tennessee. In mid-June 1863, the 12th Tennessee Cavalry Battalion was consolidated with the 16th Tennessee Cavalry Battalion to become Rucker's Legion, led by Col. Edmund Rucker. The new command fought in the Chickamauga Campaign of September as part of Wheeler's cavalry corps before being sent back to East Tennessee where they would fight during the miserable winter of 1863/1864.With Rucker's transfer to Mississippi, his legion was disbanded in February 1864 and both battalions reverted to their old formations. Now part of the Department of East Tennessee and Western Virginia, the 12th Tennessee Cavalry Battalion became part of General John C. Vaughn's Brigade with whom they would serve for the rest of the war fighting in the Valley of Virginia to upper East Tennessee. When the news of Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox on April 9, 1865 arrived, the battalion and the rest of the Confederate troops in this department disbanded and went home. If Lewis joined this battalion after July 1864 he would have been involved with their war history as part of Vaughn's Brigade for the rest of the war. Confederate Bible or Personal Flags: To date there has not been any written essay covering the topic of Confederate Bible or personal flags. This is a shame as there are a number of them still extant and their existence can add to our knowledge of how flags can have a personal connection to home in addition to the unit battle flags presented in the early phases of the Civil War to companies and regiments as they formed.These flags were typically made by ladies from the home towns or counties from where men derived to form combat units. Some went off to war with soldiers in 1861 while others would be made during the war and sent to them by mail. Their sizes varied from three by four inches to one by two feet. Some of the larger ones were flown on tents and indeed a famous image of the Clinch Rifles, 5th Georgia Infantry, shows just such a flag being flown from the top of a tent with some troops depicted in front. The epithet "Bible flag" comes from their probable use, at least for the much smaller flags of this type, as patriotic book marks used by soldiers as they read their Bibles. Although smaller than the aforementioned personal flags, even these varied in both sizes and quality of manufacture. The vast majority of these flags I have seen are of the First National pattern. There are some of the Second National pattern and even Third National but the First National pattern dominates. The star counts also vary although no flag historian has ever created a data base of these to track that. Some stars are ornate while I have seen others that are two simple crossed stitches including one in the collections of the Tennessee State Library and Archives bearing fifteen such stars. This flag was made in Nashville. Very unique to these flags are those of a battle flag pattern as used by the Army of the Mississippi/Army of Tennessee.Battle Flags of the Army of the Mississippi/Army of Tennessee. The four components of the army that formed in Corinth, Mississippi in March 1862 brought, in two cases, unique battle flags that had been adopted earlier in 1862. Polk's Grand Division, later Polk's Corps, developed a flag based on Episcopal Church heritage and heraldry. Polk, a West Point graduate who was also an ordained Episcopal minister, was Bishop of the Southwest before the war. This flag utilized a red Cross of St. George (+) bearing thirteen white stars on a blue field. The first version lacked the white fimbration that ran between the cross and field. Forty five of these were made of bulk purchased dress silk in Memphis, Tennessee in January 1862 and sent to Polk's troops who were in upper West Tennessee as well as the area around Columbus, Kentucky. Of these only three survive today.In August 1862 a second version of this flag was made for Polk's corps, especially General Benjamin F. Cheatham's Division just prior to the start of the Kentucky Campaign. These flags, made of wool with cotton stars, were smaller, bore only eleven white stars and added white fimbration to the red cross. These battle flags remained in use into 1863. It is not known how many were made of this version and only a few survive today. The Army of Central Kentucky, stationed at Bowling Green, Kentucky received their distinctive battle flags also in January 1862. Made by a local sewing circle from a design by General Simon B. Buckner, these simple flags were also blue bearing a white circle. This circle bore the unit designation of each regiment. There was a white hoist edge. Buckner's Division brought these flags to Fort Donelson when they were transferred there in February 1862. With the rest of the army becoming known as Hardee's Corps, the name of this battle flag has come to be known as the Hardee pattern. Hardee's Corps would use these through 1863 when they were replaced by the rectangular Augusta Depot Southern Cross pattern. From 1864 until the end of the war, however, Patrick Cleburne's Division not only continued to use this pattern, but received two newer versions as the year progressed. Bragg's Corps, which came up from Mobile and Pensacola to Corinth, carried mostly First National flags and upon arrival, General Bragg was informed that his corps would henceforth carry a flag based on the Southern Cross pattern that Beauregard had been instrumental in getting adopted by the army in Virginia when he was there in the fall of 1861. This flag had diagonally crossed blue bars (X) with white fimbration bearing twelve white stars (with six pointed stars) on a red field. Three sides of the flag were bordered in yellow. The flags were roughly square. Made in New Orleans and shipped to Corinth, they became known as the Bragg Pattern battle flag. Polk's Corps had a set made as well but they did not arrive in time for use at Shiloh and equipped the corps after that battle although mostly replaced in August by the second version of the Polk Corps flag. Breckinridge's Reserve Corps (later his division) used mostly First National flags although in May 1862 would also create their own distinctive flags. As the Army of the Mississippi marched from Corinth to fight at Shiloh in early April 1862, staff officers rode the along the marching columns of troops carrying examples of the three main corps flags announcing to them the name of the corps they represented intending to familiarize the men with them to avoid friendly fire incidents. Several years ago at the Franklin, Tennessee Civil War show, one dealer had a Bible/personal flag for an Arkansas soldier of the Hardee pattern. I have never seen one prior to this nor after so far. Polk Corps Bible/Personal flag of S. Duff J. Lewis. The exciting thing about this flag is that it is the first of the Polk Corps pattern that I have ever seen in over twenty eight years of flag research. In my opinion, this adds a great deal to its collectability. Even more unique is the Latin/Christian cross on the reverse side also bears a battle honor for "Shiloh". No Bible/personal flag that I have seen or have files for bear any battle honors although a couple bear the name of the maker or something patriotic. This, too, greatly adds to its collectability. The flag is made of machine sewn silk. The red cross bears eleven embroidered white stars. On the reverse side a white silk cross is sewn to the blue field while the battle honor is also embroidered in a white silk oval. The fly end is feathered rather than solid. Overall, the flag measures 11 1/2 inches on the fly by 7 1/2 inches on the hoist. A small semi-looped attachment is sewn to the upper left corner of the flag resembling ties that would attach a battle flag to its staff. In this case it is only decorative. There is some sort of stain in one quadrant of the flag. A smaller stain looking like it came from the same source is also on another portion of the field. This would need to be seen by a conservator with experience in 19th Century flags to determine what the stain is made from. According to a letter written by an unknown family member after the war, the flag was given to, "veterans of this battle, including my great, great, great grandfather, S.D.J. Lewis, were later presented w/ceremonial battle flags. This is his flag". As has been reported already, Lewis was in Corinth during the Shiloh campaign working for the brigade quartermaster, David Sullins. Quartermasters would go with their brigades as they marched into action making sure that needed supplies were sufficient and that more could be brought forward to the battlefield as it waged. However, as mentioned, at the time of Shiloh, Mullins was quartermaster of the Third Brigade, which was Colonel Statham's of Breckinridge's Reserve Corps. This corps did not use Polk Corps battle flags at Shiloh. So how did such a flag get presented to Lewis? One can only speculate as to how this happened and there is no evidence that has been located to date that can tell us how a flag of one corps made it to a soldier of another corps. Nor do we know how many of these were made or even when they were made or presented. I can theorize that these came in the summer of 1862 at the earliest as it follows the second version of the Polk Corps flag that came out in August 1862. This report will include images of both versions of these flags so that the mentioned differences can be noted. Conclusion: While some questions remain regarding this flag, there is no doubt as to its authenticity due to its line of ownership coming from Lewis' family as proven by the letter of his great-great-great grandson. As stated before, this flag is very unique and will be quite interesting to flag collectors due to it being the only known example of a Bible/personal flag of this pattern. It is exceedingly well made and quite striking with vivid colors, obviously the product of a maker with considerable skill used to embroidery and working with silk.Besides images of the Polk Corps flags, this report will also include the Compiled Service Record of S.D.J. Lewis. Other documents, already in the possession of Case Antiques, will also accompany the flag upon sale. Gregory G. Biggs, Military Historian, December 21, 2018. Bibliography: Connelly, Thomas Lawrence, Army of the Heartland: The Army of Tennessee, 1861-1862 (Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, 1967); Hafendorfer, Kenneth A., Mill Springs: Campaign and Battle of Mill Springs, Kentucky (KH Press, Louisville, 2001; )Horn, Stanley F. and others, Tennesseans in the Civil War, Volume One (Civil War Centennial Commission, Nashville, 1964); Madaus, Howard Michael and Needham, Robert D., The Battle Flags of the Confederate Army of Tennessee (Milwaukee Public Museum, Milwaukee, 1976); Roman, Alfred, The Military Operations of General Beauregard, Volume 1 (Da Capo Press, New York, 1994); Smith, Timothy B., Shiloh: Conquer or Perish (University Press of Kansas, Lawrence, 2014); Sword, Wiley, Shiloh: Bloody April (Revised Edition) (Morningside Press, Dayton, 2001); The War of the Rebellion, A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Series I, Volume X, Part Two (Government Printing Office, Washington, 1884). Other Sources: Greg Biggs Flag Files, Clarksville, TN; Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers who Served in Organizations From the State of Tennessee, 12th Tennessee Cavalry Battalion, Duff Lewis File (National Archives and Records Administration, RG 109, Microcopy M268, Roll 53); Compiled Service Records of Confederate Generals and Staff Officers and Nonregimental Enlisted Men, Samuel T. Bicknell File (NARA, RG 109, Microcopy M 331, Roll 23); Compiled Service Records of Confederate Generals and Staff Officers and Nonregimental Enlisted Men, A.L. Hamilton File (NARA, RG 109, Microcopy M 331, Roll 115); Compiled Service Records of Confederate Generals and Staff Officers and Nonregimental Enlisted Men, David Sullins File (NARA, RG 109, Microcopy M 331, Roll 239). (Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com.) CONDITION: Fraying to right edge. Surface stains, largest 2 1/2" x 1 3/8". Scattered tears, largest 3/4", with few minute holes. Loop is torn in half. [See more photos →]

$19,200.00
Lot 294: Morse Marked Brass Framed Carbine, SN# 1007 Morse Marked Brass Framed Carbine, SN# 1007 Lot 294: Morse Marked Brass Framed Carbine, SN# 1007

Confederate Morse Marked Brass Framed Carbine, .52 caliber, serial number R1007. Breech marked "Morse". Butternut stocks, brass frame, trigger guard, and butt plate, round rifled barrel, dovetail mounted brass front sight blade and dovetail mounted fixed rear sight, iron breech block. Three ring binder with additional information and photos included with this lot. Barrel length – 20". Overall length – 40". Provenance: Estate of Jim Maconkey, Landrum, SC. CONDITION: Action is good. Exterior of barrel with overall moderate pitting. Lands and grooves are visible with some pitting inside of barrel. Area of repair behind trigger guard. Screwheads are somewhat buggered. [See more photos →]

$14,400.00
Lot 277: Confederate Baton Rouge, LA Arsenal Model 1855 Leather Cartridge Box Confederate Baton Rouge, LA Arsenal Model 1855 Leather Cartridge Box Lot 277: Confederate Baton Rouge, LA Arsenal Model 1855 Leather Cartridge Box

Confederate Baton Rouge, Louisiana Arsenal Made Model 1855 Rifleman's Pattern Leather Cartridge Box. Brown leather, single stitched with scalloped edge to outer flap and lunate interior flap over implement pouch with tab closure. Interior flap marked "C.S. ARSENAL" over "BATON ROUGE.LA.". Possible initials to outer flap. Includes closing tab, brass finial, one piece tin liner, and two belt loops. 6 1/4" H x 8 3/8" W x 2 3/8" D. Provenance: Mike Martin Collection. Estate of Jim Maconkey, Landrum, SC. Note: This Cartridge Box is pictured in "Collecting the Confederacy" by Shannon Pritchard, 2005, page 89. CONDITION: The box is in very good condition. The leather is strong with no tears, the stitching is tight. No provision is present for an over the shoulder sling. [See more photos →]

$14,400.00
Lot 269: Confederate LA Officer's Sword Belt with Plate on Leather Confederate LA Officer's Sword Belt with Plate on Leather Lot 269: Confederate LA Officer's Sword Belt with Plate on Leather

Confederate Louisiana Officer's Sword belt with plate on original leather. 2-piece gilt cast brass waist belt plate with round keepers, applied die-struck tongue medallion depicting the state seal of Louisiana, a pelican feeding her young, surrounded by concentric rings to wreath. Partially illegible tag affixed to the inside of the belt which indicates capture at Shilow (Shiloh). Includes retail listings from Shannon Pritchard, Old South Military Antiques and Cliff Sophia, CS Arms with additional photographs. Plate approximately 52 mm (2.05") (53 mm tongue (2.09")) x 92 mm (3.62"). Wreath height Ð 57 mm (2.24"). Belt length approximately 31". Provenance: Shannon Pritchard, Old South Military Antiques. Purchased from Cliff Sophia, CS Arms. Estate of Jim Maconkey, Landrum, SC. Note: Thought to be made by Dufihlo of New Orleans. See: "Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates" by Steve E. Mullinax, 1999, page 151-154. CONDITION: The buckle exhibits fine untouched patina; the belt is solid and pliable but does have two partial tears that have been repaired. The belt originally had sword hangers which were removed at some point. [See more photos →]

$11,400.00
Lot 267: Confederate Richmond, VA R.H. Bosher Leather Belt with Buckle Confederate Richmond, VA R.H. Bosher Leather Belt with Buckle Lot 267: Confederate Richmond, VA R.H. Bosher Leather Belt with Buckle

Confederate Richmond, Virginia R. H. Bosher Carriage Works original leather belt with fixed tongue frame buckle. 1-piece enlisted infantry sand cast brass "Beveled Edge" frame buckle on leather belt stamped "W. H. BOSHER CO." over "RICHMOND VA." on the front of the leather below the stitching for the buckle. Includes original retail listing from Shannon Pritchard, Old South Military Antiques with additional photographs. Buckle approximately 67 mm x 57 mm (2.64" x 2.24"). Belt length approximately 36 3/4". Provenance: Purchased from Shannon Pritchard, Old South Military Antiques. Estate of Jim Maconkey, Landrum, SC. Note: See "Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates" by Steve E. Mullinax, 1999, pages 94-99, and "Collecting the Confederacy" by Shannon Pritchard, 2005, page 19. CONDITION: Overall the leather is strong; there is scarring on the leather where the points of the belt frame scratched the leather. Buckle in overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$9,000.00
Lot 598: 2 Flintlock Pistols, Gen. Jackson, Ambrister and Arbuthnot history 2 Flintlock Pistols, Gen. Jackson, Ambrister and Arbuthnot history Lot 598: 2 Flintlock Pistols, Gen. Jackson, Ambrister and Arbuthnot history

Two (2) European flintlock pistols, history of ownership in the family of President Andrew Jackson, who is said to have seized the guns from Robert Christie Ambrister (1797-1818) and Alexander (George) Arbuthnot (1748-1818) during the First Seminole War. The two British citizens were captured and charged with aiding the Seminole and Creek Indians against the United States, and executed by then-General Jackson near what is still known today as Court Martial Lake, Florida. The "Ambrister and Arbuthnot Incident" triggered a Congressional investigation, the findings of which were critical of Jackson's actions, but did not result in censure. Lot is accompanied by a 1954 sworn affadavit from the pistols' late owner, Stanley Horn of Nashville, stating that according to Donelson family tradition, the firearms were given by Jackson to his friend and aide, General John Coffee, who later gifted the pistols to Jackson's adopted son, Major Andrew Jackson Donelson. Major Donelson bequeathed them to his son, William Donelson, who sold them to a Nashville bookseller, Paul Hunter, who in turn sold them to Mr. Horn; they have descended in the family of Stanley Horn to the present consignor. Lot also includes two framed Kellogg prints of Jackson. 1st item: 62 cal. holster flintlock pistol with scimitar inlay. 19" overall, 11 3/4" smooth bore barrel. Brass furniture including trigger guard with repair, escutcheon plate, front blade, and sight thimble. Repousse of scimitar on right side of stock. Flintlock ignition is unaltered. Barrel has minimal decoration at breech with foliate outline, spine on top of barrel has engraving extending from breech to front sight. Front band is missing, has period repair with brass wire. The stock has carved design from front to rear. Stock is missing 4 1/2" splinter, and 1/8" just beneath the barrel. Escutcheon plate is plain and crude, possibly a period replacement. The lock appears functional, and the striker plate is grooved. Period decoration on the butt and crude inlay on the bottom. The ramrod is period and possibly original. The action only goes to half cock. 2nd item: 65 cal. Holster flintlock pistol. 18 1/2" overall, 12" smooth bore barrel. Brass furniture including front band, ramrod thimble, trigger guard, pierced escutcheon plate, pierced decorative inlay in rear, and brass butt plate. Wood broken in front of lock with period repair using a brass sheet and tacks. Light engraving on the trigger guard, escutcheon plate, back of stock, and there appears to be light engraving on ramrod thimble. Linear design on band that attaches barrel to stock. Tang and breech have engraved decoration, foliate engraving with deep impressed cartouche at breech of barrel. Trigger guard with light engraving to hammer and lock plate with matching engraving. 3" from breech has what appear to be a maker's mark. The striker plate has been replaced with a plate attached with two iron brads. Action goes to full and half cock. Does not appear to have been cleaned. Has minimal carving to stock. 3rd item: Framed affadavit with black and white photographs of the guns in this lot, signed by Stanley Horn and notarized, matted and framed (16" x 13" overall). 4th item: Lithograph, Silhouette of Andrew Jackson, Taken From Life, by Wm. H. Brown. Printed by E.B. & E.C.Kellogg. 16" H x 12" W sight, 17 1/2" H x 13 1/2" W in narrow black wood frame. Condition: Toning. 5th item: Lithograph, Gen. Andrew Jackson the Hero of New Orleans, printed by E.B. & E.C. Kellogg, 16 3/4" x 10" sight, in period veneered wooden frame, 22" x 15 1/2". Condition: heavy toning, 1" tear at top margin, losses to frame. Provenance: the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee, by descent in his family to current consignor. CONDITION: See item description. [See more photos →]

$7,800.00
Lot 299: Confederate Blockade Run Kerr Revolver, SN 1269 Confederate Blockade Run Kerr Revolver, SN 1269 Lot 299: Confederate Blockade Run Kerr Revolver, SN 1269

Confederate blockade-run Kerr Revolver, Serial number 1269, 54 bore (about 44cal). All visible serial numbers matching. Left side of barrel marked "LAC", left side of frame marked "London Armory", right side of frame marked "Kerr's Patent 1269", lock plate marked "London Armoury", tang clearly marked with Confederate or English inspection stamp "JS/(anchor)", cylinder with serial number and standard British proof marks. Checkered English walnut stocks, octagonal barrel, iron mounted, checkered hammer, loading lever, butt plate with lanyard ring. Six pages of previous sale record in three plastic binder sleeves included in this lot. Barrel length – 5 3/4". Overall length – 11". Provenance: Estate of Jim Maconkey, Landrum, SC. Note: See "The English Connection" by Russ A. Pritchard and Cleveland Adger Huey, 2014, p. 112-133. CONDITION: Action holds at full cock. Some finish remaining on barrel and mountings. Rifling to bore. Checkering on stocks are well defined. [See more photos →]

$6,400.00
Lot 298: Hyde & Goodrich New Orleans Agent Marked Tranter Revolver, SN 8803 Hyde & Goodrich New Orleans Agent Marked Tranter Revolver, SN 8803 Lot 298: Hyde & Goodrich New Orleans Agent Marked Tranter Revolver, SN 8803

Hyde and Goodrich New Orleans agent marked large frame cased Tranter revolver, serial number 8803, .45 caliber. Top of barrel and breech marked "W. Tranters Patent Hyde & Goodrich Agents for the United States South", left side of side-mounted loading lever and double trigger marked "W. Tranter Patent", right side of frame marked with serial number, cylinder marked with proper British proof marks. Checkered English walnut stocks, octagonal barrel, iron mounted with foliate engravings, side-mounted loading lever, standard front sight. Housed in a standard English Oak case with brass escutcheons, relined with green felt, containing Tranter's Patent items including a double cavity flask, cleaning rod, nipple wrench and screw driver (possibly not original to set), and tins of lubricating caps, composition, and candle wax, and James Dixon and Sons Sheffield bag flask and oilier. Includes three ring binder with College Hill Arsenal previous sale record. Barrel length – 6". Overall length – 12". Case – 2 1/2" H x 14 3/4" W x 7 7/8" D. Provenance: Purchased from College Hill Arsenal. Estate of Jim Maconkey, Landrum, SC. CONDITION: Double action works well. Engravings highly visible. Checkering to stocks well defined. Some finish on metal. Case in overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$5,760.00
Lot 300: Kerr's Patent Revolver, .SN 6876, Alabama Soldier History Kerr's Patent Revolver, .SN 6876, Alabama Soldier History Lot 300: Kerr's Patent Revolver, .SN 6876, Alabama Soldier History

London Armoury Company Kerr's Patent Single Action Percussion Revolver, .45 caliber, serial number 6876, all visible serial numbers matching. Purported history to William Black, Company H, 3rd Alabama Cavalry, the Prattville Dragoons, a Company of men from the city of Prattville, and Autauga County, Alabama, organized for service during the American Civil War of 1861-1865 (purchased from a William Black descendent in Mobile, Alabama). Left side of barrel marked "LAC", left side of frame marked "London Armory", right side of frame marked "Kerr's Patent 6876", lock plate marked "London Armoury Co", cartouche with initials "AVC", butt plate marked "Wm. Black", standard British proof marks. Checkered English walnut stocks, octagonal barrel, iron mounted, checkered hammer, loading lever, butt plate with lanyard ring. Three ring binder containing letter from John Spicer, Champion Hill Relics about the gun, dated April 2, 2016 and complete history of Black included with lot. Barrel length – 6". Overall length – 11 1/2". Provenance: Estate of Jim Maconkey, Landrum, SC. CONDITION: Action holds at full cock, trigger is loose. No finish remaining to mountings. Checkering on stocks are well defined. Areas of loss to trigger guard. [See more photos →]

$5,632.00
Lot 295: Confederate Blockade Run 1862 Enfield Tower Rifled Musket, .577 caliber Confederate Blockade Run 1862 Enfield Tower Rifled Musket, .577 caliber Lot 295: Confederate Blockade Run 1862 Enfield Tower Rifled Musket, .577 caliber

Civil War Confederate Blockade Run 1862 Pattern Enfield Tower rifled musket, .577 caliber. Lock plate marked "Tower 1862" with crown, breech marked with "25" proof marks, bottom of butt stock comb marked with Confederate or English inspection stamp "JS/(anchor)", butt plate with hand engraved serial number "6273/A". Walnut stock, brass butt plate, trigger guard, and fore end tip, iron barrel bands, inlaid iron escutcheons, proper ramrod #1347. Also included is an original document dated March 17, 1862 signed by Gen. John C. Breckenridge to Capt. Brewster a request for 600 Enfield rifles, possible including this rifle. Barrel length – 39". Overall length – 55". Note: See "The English Connection" by Russ A. Pritchard and Cleveland Adger Huey, 2014, p. 112-133. Provenance: Estate of Jim Maconkey, Landrum, SC. CONDITION: Action is excellent. Barrel cleaned approximately 50 years ago, starting to assume patina. Breech of barrel with moderate pitting, balance of barrel smooth with numerous dings, sling swivels are missing, stock worn smooth with numerous usage and storage dings. Stock is cracked at breech extending 1 1/4" to the escutcheon on left side. [See more photos →]

$5,520.00
Lot 608: 1866 Photograph of Robert E. Lee, Brady & Co. Presentation Inscription 1866 Photograph of Robert E. Lee, Brady & Co. Presentation Inscription Lot 608: 1866 Photograph of Robert E. Lee, Brady & Co. Presentation Inscription

Circa 1866 albumen photograph of Confederate General Robert E. Lee with inscription in pen below, reading "To the Editor's of Harper's Weekly with compliments Brady & Co. Washington DC." Oval photograph (8" H x 6 1/4" W) adhered to Brady & Co. mount (12" H x 10" W) with gilt oval surround and lettering. Pencil inscription upper left, "Please return to Geo. Custis" and upper right, partially illegible,"Robert E. Lee the rebel General___". This scarce image of Lee in civilian clothing, seated beside a table in an ornate chair, was one of six exposures made of Lee by the esteemed photographer Mathew Brady in Washington in 1866. The image appeared as a wood engraving in Harper's issue dated April 14, 1866 with the caption "Robert E. Lee in Civilian Life." Since Robert E. Lee's father in law George Washington Park Custis died well before the Civil War, the pencil inscription more likely refers to George Washington Neale Custis, a Washington, D.C. physician and former railroad superintendant and member of the New Jersey House of Representatives (b.1830-d. 1917). Provenance: the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee, by descent in his family to current consignor. CONDITION: Significant foxing and toning. Upper edge adhered to backing board. 3 small pinholes to area of mount immediately surrounding the photograph, small scattered stains, and a 1/2" tear at right edge, center mount. [See more photos →]

$5,120.00
Lot 260: 3 John S. Mosby ALS, 2 Colored Lithos – 5 items 3 John S. Mosby ALS, 2 Colored Lithos – 5 items Lot 260: 3 John S. Mosby ALS, 2 Colored Lithos – 5 items

Archive of five (5) items related to John Singleton Mosby, the Confederate "Gray Ghost," including three (3) ALS and two (2) colored lithographs illustrating a raid orchestrated by his command, the 43rd Battalion, Virginia Cavalry, known as Mosby's Rangers or Mosby's Raiders, on Sheridan's supply train. 1st-3rd items: Three (3) ALS. One page handwritten bifoliums. From John Singleton Mosby, at the time of the letters a lawyer for the Southern Pacific Railroad, San Francisco, CA, to Mrs. J. D. Herblin, his cousin, Nashville, Tennessee. 1st item: Letter dated June 1, 1899. Mosby describes three reproduced illustrations of paintings depicting events that occured during his time in Mosby's Rangers, writing "My dear Cousin–As you have shown some interest in my military record I send you by mail three pictures illustrating scenes through wh[ich] I passed. They are copied from paintings made in Paris 30 years ago by [Henri Felix Emmanuel] Philippoteaux a celebrated battle scene painter–These pictures were taken in Japan and colored there. The first represents us about Sundown on the evening of August 12th 1864 just as we had passed through the right bank of the Shenandoah that flows along its base. I am on a gray horse in front just under a tree with my right hand pointing while talking to one of my scouts (Lieutenant John Singleton Russell) who is also on a grey horse. The officer who is pointing towards the guard evidently giving orders in Capt: Sam Chapman–Since the war he has been a Baptist minister preacher–McKinley appointed him a Chaplain & sent him to Cuba–In No 2–the attack on Sheridan's train–I am in the front near the howitzer that is firing on the guard for the train–The attack was on the Valley pike–the guard consisted of about 3000 men–there was a heavy fog–I has about 300 men & one gun–the first notice they had of our presence was when a shell dropped in their column & knocked off the head of mule & this stopped the train–The Yankees did not think it was fair for 300 men to attacked 3000 in a fog–So they ran away & left everything–wagons–mules–beef cattle–We got General [Wesley] Merritt's (the same who went to Manila) headquarter teams–with his baggage were several violins–There were several fiddlers among my men–who played tunes on the violin–In this picture (No 3) I am mounted on a grey horse–immediately to my right & rear is my brother [Lieutenant Colonel William Harrison] Mosby who was my Adjutant–he is eleven years my junior–The officer standing on my left is [Lieutenant Colonel William Henry] Chapman]–he was appointed to my office at my request by [General Ulysses S.] Grant–is still in office–Special Agent…The officer in front (mounted) is Major [A. E.] Richard–now Judge Richards of Louisville, Ky–the officer to whom he is talking is Lieut: Ben Palmer of Richmond–the officer sitting down is Capt: Mountjoy who was killed a few weeks afterwards–of course you can distinguish the Yankee prisoners–I took more prisoners than I had men–As you take an interest in "the east course" these pictures may interest you–Sincerely–Jno.S.Mosby". 2nd item: Letter dated June 28th, 1899. Mosby describes his past and upcoming literary projects, writing "My dear Cousin: I recd your letter today–also your husband's–Tomorrow I shall send you my photo as you request–The "War Reminiscences" you speak of were written by me shortly after my return from Hong Kong where I was consul nearly seven years: They were written by request for the Boston Herald & I had no idea when I was writing them that these fugitive sketches [would] ever be collected in book form. They contain only a small portion of my military life. Ch:XI (page 205) was a lecture delivered by me on Stuart's Cavalry at Tremont Temple, Boston, in December 1886. Three years ago one of my men [James Joseph Williamson] published a book–'Mosby's Rangers'–The publisher is Ralph B. Kenyon–New York–In the picture in this book of "We fight at Miskel's–you will recognize me in the act of shooting a falling Yankee–& the Rev: Sam Chapman with his sword suspended (in front) in the act of striking a Yankees. He was appointed Chaplain in Cuba–His son is here with me in the employment of the Southern Pacific Co. & runs on a steamer between here and Hong Kong. In the pictures I send you Captain Sam is in No I–behind me–pointing at the little howitzer–I intend soon to begin writing a complete memoir of my command–I got the picture also that your husband sent me–I hope some day to visit you–My kind regards to your family–Yours Sincerely Jno.S.Mosby". 3rd item: Letter dated July 11, 1899. Mosby begins the letter by writing "My dear Cousin: I have just recd your letter of the 5th–I have no sort of objection to the photo being engraved for the Confederate Veteran–I wish you [would] ask the Editor to send me a few copies–I want them for my children…". Mosby names his children, their spouses, and current locations before continuing "I read you grandfather's autobiography with great & returned you the paper. He was my mother's first cousin. You need not apologize for writing to me–I read your letters with the greatest interest–then forward them to [his daughters] Beverly–she forwards them to May–So they pass all around–Do you ever see my cousin–Mrs. Thorne? If you do remember me to her: She is related to me through the Mosby S. You spoke of being interested in the Rev: Sam (Captain) Chapman–whom I described in the Miskel fight hewing his way through the enemy's ranks. Since the war he has been a Baptist preacher–I got Grant to appoint him in the postal service–he held the position for 9 years. McKinley appointed him a Chaplain–he went to Cuba has been mustered out–Expects now to go to the Philippines. I brought his son out here & put him out on a steamship that was between this port & Hong Kong–He is here now & in my room last night–I told him what you said about his father–My kind regards to your family–Sincerely Jno.S.Mosby". All letters approximately 8" H x 10" W. Biography: John Singleton Mosby (1833-1916), also known by his nickname, the "Gray Ghost", was a Confederate army cavalry battalion commander in the American Civil War. His command, the 43rd Battalion, Virginia Cavalry, known as Mosby's Rangers or Mosby's Raiders, was a partisan ranger unit noted for its lightning-quick raids and its ability to elude Union Army pursuers and disappear. After the war, Mosby became a Republican and worked as an attorney and supported his former enemy's commander, U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant. He also served as the American consul to Hong Kong and in the U.S. Department of Justice. 4th-5th items: Two (2) colored lithographs after paintings by Henri Felix Emmanuel Philippoteaux (French, 1815-1884) titled "2 Mosby's battalion–Attack on Sheridan's Supply Train–Berryville Va–August 13 1864" and "3 Mosby's battalion–Attack on Sheridan's Wagon train–Berryville Va–Returning from the raid–August 13 1864–Shenandoah Valley". Both images illustrate a raid on Sheridan's supply train described in Mosby's letter dated June 1, 1899. Images mounted to off white card stock with title in Mosby's handwriting centered below, numbered, top left of card stock. Images – 4 3/8" H x 7 1/2" W. Card stock – 7 1/8" H x 10 1/8" W. Biography: Henri Felix Emmanuel Philippoteaux was born in Paris on April 3, 1815. When he was still young he entered the studio of Leon Cogniet, with whom, at a later period, he painted several battle scenes for the gallery at Versailles. He first exhibited at the Salon of 1833. His works could be found in the principal modern museums of France at the time, including those of the Luxembourg, Versailles, Rouen, Strasbourg, and Marseilles. He obtained medals in 1837, 1840, and was awarded the Legion d'honneur in 1846. Several noted pictures were painted upon commissions received after he traveled to Algiers. His works were also shown at the Royal Academy exhibition in London. (source: Obituary in "The New York Times", November 10, 1884). CONDITION: All items with toning, foxing spots, etc. to be expected from age. Mosby's signatures in excellent condition. Areas of acid burn to card stock. [See more photos →]

$5,040.00
Lot 332: East Tennessee Samuel Bell Dagger Point Knife & Silver Scabbard East Tennessee Samuel Bell Dagger Point Knife & Silver Scabbard Lot 332: East Tennessee Samuel Bell Dagger Point Knife & Silver Scabbard

East Tennessee Mid-19th century Samuel Bell-style dagger point side knife with coin silver and ivory grip. Coin silver scabbard with fine scrolled, crosshatched and wiggle work engraving, leather lined. Blade length – 6 7/8". Overall length with scabbard – 11 1/4". Provenance: Private collection; acquired from a Newport, Tennessee family in 1972. CONDITION: Blade in overall good condition with few areas of light pitting. Areas of tarnish, dents to scabbard. Hairlines and yellowing due to age on hilt. [See more photos →]

$4,800.00
Lot 379: George III Regimental Drum and sticks George III Regimental Drum and sticks Lot 379: George III Regimental Drum and sticks

George III regimental painted drum, polychrome paint on oak frame with square nail construction and likely original rope tighteners; the front emblazoned with royal coat of arms and banner reading REGt XXXVI SECOND BATTALION on a green background; side campaign scrolls enclosing oval medallions with gilt lettering "VIIIth COMP." and "No. 1". Bronze colored metal stud design to side. Hide top and pair of wooden sticks. 17 1/4" H x 17 1/4" dia. English, third quarter 18th century. Provenance: a Middle Tennessee estate, by descent from Thomas G.B. Wheelock. Note: Thomas G.B. Wheelock was known as an astute collector of African Art and co-author of the book "Land of the Flying Masks: Art & Culture in Burkina Faso". He also inherited a sizeable collection of Asian, British, and military related antiques from his grandparents, Gilded Age tycoon George Briggs Buchanan of New York, and William and Margaret Wheelock, who owned a Scottish manor home known as Bunker Hill. (Margaret Carmichael Wheelock was also a founding partner of the fashion firm Farquharson & Wheelock in New York). See other related lots in this auction. CONDITION: Paint appears original and mostly intact. Losses, cracks and repairs to hide top. Missing neck strap. Ropes brittle and torn; some ropes may be missing. Hoops loose. Scattered shrinkage cracks. Sticks are mismatched and may not be original to drum. [See more photos →]

$4,608.00
Lot 268: Confederate Leech & Rigdon Waist Plate on Leather Sword Belt Confederate Leech & Rigdon Waist Plate on Leather Sword Belt Lot 268: Confederate Leech & Rigdon Waist Plate on Leather Sword Belt

Confederate Leech & Rigdon waist belt plate on original leather sword belt. 2-piece sand cast brass plain tongue plate, oak leaf wreath with embossed Leech & Rigdon "reverse L" patterns, top and bottom center. Includes original receipt and documentation from Shannon Pritchard, Old South Military Antiques. Plate approximately 50 mm x 91 mm (1.97" x 3.58"). Wreath height Ð 49 mm (1.93"). Belt length approximately 30". Provenance: Purchased from Shannon Pritchard, Old South Military Antiques. Estate of Jim Maconkey, Landrum, SC. Note: See "Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates" by Steve E. Mullinax, 1999, page 35. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Areas of tarnish to brass buckle. Missing hangers. [See more photos →]

$4,560.00
Lot 297: Colt Model 1851 Navy Revolver, .38 cal., T. H. Biscoe 5th LA Vols Colt Model 1851 Navy Revolver, .38 cal., T. H. Biscoe 5th LA Vols Lot 297: Colt Model 1851 Navy Revolver, .38 cal., T. H. Biscoe 5th LA Vols

Colt Model 1851 Navy Revolver, .38 caliber, serial number 97989, engraved on grip frame "T H Biscoe 5th LA Vols". All visible serial numbers matching. Belonged to Confederate Captain Thomas H. Biscoe, Company K, 5th Louisiana Volunteer Infantry, organized in New Orleans, Louisiana, in May 1861. Barrel marked "Address Saml. Colt Hartford CT.", cylinder marked "Colt's Patent No. 97989", left side of frame marked "Colts Patent", inscription on the back strap and butt strap reads "T. H. Biscoe 5th La. Vol." and "Forever Ashley". Walnut stocks, octagonal barrel, brass trigger guard and back strap, iron mounted, cylinder with visible engraved naval engagement scene of the Republic of Texas Navy and the Mexican Navy, checkered hammer, replaced loading lever, standard front sight. Three ring binder containing complete history of Biscoe included with lot. Barrel length – 7 1/2". Overall length – 13 1/2". Serial number corresponds to year 1860. Provenance: Estate of Jim Maconkey, Landrum, SC. Note: There is a large binder of information on Capt. Thomas H Biscoe who was killed in action at the 1864 battle of the Wilderness accompanying this lot. CONDITION: The action is tight and crisp. Most of the cylinder scene is still visible with the exception of a few minor dings by the serial number. Replaced loading lever. [See more photos →]

$4,560.00
Lot 288: Confederate Selma, AL Arsenal Leather Cap Box Confederate Selma, AL Arsenal Leather Cap Box Lot 288: Confederate Selma, AL Arsenal Leather Cap Box

Confederate Selma, Alabama Arsenal Made Leather Cap Box. Brown leather, single stitched curved outer flap with lunate interior flap. Outer flap marked "SELMA ARSENAL". Includes brass finial, top portion of the closure tab, and wide belt loop. Also includes Shannon Pritchard, Old South Military Antiques retail listing. 4 1/2" H x 3 3/4" W x 1 5/8" D. Provenance: Purchased from Shannon Pritchard, Old South Military Antiques. Estate of Jim Maconkey, Landrum, SC. Note: For a similar example, see "Collecting the Confederacy" by Shannon Pritchard, 2005, page 76. CONDITION: The box is very well made with some crackling. The bottom portion of the closure tab is gone. [See more photos →]

$4,320.00
Lot 303: Nimschke Factory Engraved Colt Model 1849 Revolver, .32 cal Nimschke Factory Engraved Colt Model 1849 Revolver, .32 cal Lot 303: Nimschke Factory Engraved Colt Model 1849 Revolver, .32 cal

Nimschke Factory Engraved Colt Model 1849 Pocket Percussion Revolver, .32 caliber, serial number 80217, all visible serial numbers matching with dots to trigger guard and underside of frame. Top of barrel marked "Saml Colt", left side of frame marked "Colts Patent", cylinder and underside of frame marked "2" with serial number. Engraved scrollwork is present on most of the major components, entwining line and dot motifs appear on the loading lever and butt with a naval battle scene on the cylinder. Louis D. Nimschke's characteristic wolf head on either side of the hammer, left side of frame, and an eagle head on the right side of frame above the wedge. 1-piece ivory stocks, octagonal barrel, silver plated frame, standard front sight, loading lever. Barrel length – 5". Overall length – 10". Serial number corresponds to year 1853. Provenance: the collection of Benjamin Dysart, Brentwood, Tennessee. CONDITION: Action is excellent. Nimschke engravings highly visible, cylinder scene is weak. Gun has been cleaned in the past. Part of a cased set at one time. [See more photos →]

$4,096.00
Lot 301: New Orleans and Vicksburg Agent Marked Tranter items, incl. Revolver, Holster New Orleans and Vicksburg Agent Marked Tranter items, incl. Revolver, Holster Lot 301: New Orleans and Vicksburg Agent Marked Tranter items, incl. Revolver, Holster

Two (2) Civil War era Agent Marked Tranter items, including New Orleans Tranter Agent Marked Revolver, Vicksburg Tranter Marked Holster. 1st item: New Orleans Agent Marked Tranter Double Action Revolver, .36 caliber, serial number 11473.T. Top of barrel and breech marked "Manufactured Expressly for D. Kernaghan & Co. New Orleans W. Tranters Patent", left side of side-mounted loading lever and double trigger marked "W. Tranter Patent", right side of frame marked with serial number, cylinder marked with proper British proof marks. Checkered English walnut stocks, octagonal barrel, iron mounted with foliate engravings, side-mounted loading lever, standard front sight. Includes three ring binder containing purchasing information and research. Barrel length – 5 1/2". Overall length – 10 1/2". Serial number corresponds to approximately 1860. 2nd item: Confederate Agent Marked Louis Hoffman Vicksburg, Mississippi Leather Belt or Strap Holster for a Tranter Revolver. Brown leather, single stitched with metal clip (possibly German silver) marked "LOUIS HOFFMAN" in an arch over "VICKSBURG" in a straight line, reverse. Provenance: Estate of Jim Maconkey, Landrum, SC. CONDITION: 1st item: Double action works well. Stocks with light dings. No finish on metal. 2nd item: The holster is very well made, all stitching is strong. Some flaking to leather. Areas of green corrosion to clip. [See more photos →]

$4,080.00
Lot 302: Cased Confederate Colt Model 1849 Pocket Percussion Revolver, .31 cal Cased Confederate Colt Model 1849 Pocket Percussion Revolver, .31 cal Lot 302: Cased Confederate Colt Model 1849 Pocket Percussion Revolver, .31 cal

Cased Confederate Colt Model 1849 Pocket Percussion Revolver, .31 caliber, serial number 106166, all visible serial numbers matching. Top of barrel marked "Address Saml Colt New York City", cylinder marked "Colt's Patent No. 106166". Walnut stocks, octagonal barrel, silver washed brass trigger guard and back strap, iron mounted with engraved stage coach hold up scene on cylinder, checkered hammer, standard sights, loading lever. Includes poplar case identified to Major Claudius L. Goodwin, Hampton's Legion, South Carolina in script reading "C L Goodwin", "Co…A", and possibly "Hampton Legion 186-". Case with blue velvet lining contains flask, nipple wrench, a "Eley London" tin of sand, and the key to the case. Three ring binder containing complete history of Goodwin included with lot. Barrel length – 4". Overall length – 9". Case – 2" H x 10" W x 5 3/4" D. Provenance: Estate of Jim Maconkey, Landrum, SC. Note: Major Claudius L. Goodwin served in Hampton's Legion in major battles; Peninsula Campaign, Seven day Battle, 1st & 2nd Manassas, Sharpsburg, Gettysburg, Tennessee Campaign, The Wilderness, Petersburg, Bentonville, Appomattox. CONDITION: The revolver is tight. Silver wash remaining on trigger guard and back strap. Finish remaining on stocks. Engraved cylinder scene is visible with some rust. [See more photos →]

$3,840.00
Lot 327: Confederate NC Clip Point Bowie Knife, Calvin Baker, 3rd VA Infantry Confederate NC Clip Point Bowie Knife, Calvin Baker, 3rd VA Infantry Lot 327: Confederate NC Clip Point Bowie Knife, Calvin Baker, 3rd VA Infantry

Confederate North Carolina Clip Point Bowie Knife. Belonged to Calvin Baker who served under Captain Hankins' Surry Light Artillery, 3rd Virginia Infantry. Turned walnut grip, brass ferrule with four decorative inscribed lines, blade with flat back and clip point. Unmarked. Includes binder with genealogical and military records of Calvin Baker and his family with additional photocopies of photographs of the knife. Blade length – 16 7/8". Overall length – 22". Provenance: Descended in the family of Calvin Baker until it was sold by his great grandson, Emmett Billings Baker, August 10, 2002. Estate of Jim Maconkey, Landrum, SC. Note: This knife is included in "Confederate Bowie Knives" by Jack Melton, Josh Phillips, and John Sexton, 2012, page 163. CONDITION: Overall good condition with dark patina, light pitting, and nicks to blade. Few areas of tarnish to ferrule. [See more photos →]

$3,712.00
Lot 270: Confederate Enlisted Louisiana Belt Buckle Confederate Enlisted Louisiana Belt Buckle Lot 270: Confederate Enlisted Louisiana Belt Buckle

Rare Confederate Enlisted Louisiana stamped rectangular belt buckle with three (3) brazed hooks. Depicts the state seal of Louisiana, a pelican feeding her young above "N.O". Includes a letter of authentication from Nick Periut of Army of Tennessee Relics, Knoxville, TN. 60 mm x 88 mm (2.36" x 3.46"). Provenance: Verbal history states that the buckle was dug in Melrose, Virginia near the location of the Battle of Harrisonburg, fought June 6, 1862. Estate of Jim Maconkey, Landrum, SC. Note: See "Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates" by Steve E. Mullinax, 1999, plate 290. CONDITION: Dug condition. [See more photos →]

$3,600.00
Lot 271: Confederate Louisiana Waist Belt Plate Confederate Louisiana Waist Belt Plate Lot 271: Confederate Louisiana Waist Belt Plate

Confederate Louisiana die-struck rolled brass face waist belt plate. Lead filled with brass belt hooks, soldered directly onto the lead backing. Depicts the state seal of Louisiana, a pelican feeding her young. 55 mm x 77 mm (2.17" x 3.03"). Provenance: Estate of Jim Maconkey, Landrum, SC. Note: This is one of variants found wherever Louisiana troops served from Virginia to the Mississippi River. See "Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates" by Steve E. Mullinax, 1999, plate 286. CONDITION: Dug condition. [See more photos →]

$3,360.00
Lot 618: 4 Mears Family Photographic Images, incl. Civil War CSA tintype 4 Mears Family Photographic Images, incl. Civil War CSA tintype Lot 618: 4 Mears Family Photographic Images, incl. Civil War CSA tintype

Four (4) photographic images of Confederate soldier George Augustus Mears (1838-1913), 16th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, and original owner of the George A. Mears historic house located at Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina, including uniform tintype, and his son Samuel Parley Mears (1866-1939). 1st item: Fourth plate tintype depicting George Augustus Mears standing in his infantry uniform with a long rifle and bayonet, housed in a floral gutta percha case. 4 1/4″ H x 3 1/4″ W. 2nd item: Sixth plate tintype depicting a seated Mears as a young man in a suit, tinting to his cheeks, housed in a floral gutta percha case. Includes accompanying note reading “G A Mears/born Dec 20 1838/Taken Photo 18 years old 1854”. 3 1/4″ H x 2 3/4″ W. 3rd item: Cabinet card depicting Samuel Parley Mears and a woman, likely his wife, dressed in late 19th century attire and situated in a studio setting. Studio marks for J. M. McCanless, Photographer, Asheville, NC, across bottom. 9 7/8″ H x 6 7/8″ W. 4th item: Gelatin silver print bust portrait of Samuel Parley Mears, depicted as a middle aged man in a suit. Studio marks for N. Brock, Asheville, TN across bottom, handwritten pencil inscription reading “Samuel Parley Mears 1930″ below. Housed in a card stock portfolio. Print – 10″ H x 7 1/8″ W. Portfolio – 10 1/4″ H x 7 1/4” W. Mid 19th/early 20th century. Biography: George Augustus Mears was born in 1838 to James Barnes Mears and Margaret Elvira Mears (born Penland) in North Carolina. He had 8 siblings: Myra E Wells (born Mears), Lieut Samuel Marion Mears, and 6 other siblings. George married Nancy M. Mears (born Roberts) (1844-1916) and had 9 children: Samuel Parley Mears, Ella Webster (born Mears), and 7 other children. In 1885 he constructed the George A. Mears House located at 137 Biltmore Avenue, a two and a half story brick Queen Anne style building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 26, 1979. After serving in the Confederate 16th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry during the Civil War, Mears was an Asheville merchant who was in business between 1870 and 1910 on South Main Street, principally with his Mears Daylight Store, which burned in the 1920s (the building was so named because of its large expanses of glass). George passed away on month day 1913, at age 74 and was buried at the Riverside Cemetery, in Asheville, North Carolina. Samuel Parley Mears is also buried at the Riverside Cemetery. (adapted from Ancestry.com and the Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe Co.). CONDITION: 1st-2nd items: Overall good, visible condition. Wear to cases, spines are separated. 3rd item: Horizontal crease across lower center of cabinet card. 4th items: Overall good condition with toning. [See more photos →]

$3,240.00
Lot 287: Confederate Macon, GA Arsenal "Mule Foot" Leather Cap Box Confederate Macon, GA Arsenal "Mule Foot" Leather Cap Box Lot 287: Confederate Macon, GA Arsenal "Mule Foot" Leather Cap Box

Confederate Macon, Georgia Arsenal Made "Mule Foot" Leather Cap Box. Dark brown pig leather, single stitched with triangular outer flap and lunate interior flap. Outer flap marked "MACON ARSENAL". Includes lead finial, closure tab, and single wide belt loop. Also includes binder with several pages of research complied by J.R. "Butch" Myers, II, Richmond, Virginia, photographs of a similar cap box in the archives of the Atlanta History Center in Atlanta, Georgia, and a copy of email correspondence between the consignor and Marc Cutler regarding this and other Civil War era items. 4 3/8" H x 4 3/8" W x 1 1/4" D. Provenance: Estate of Jim Maconkey, Landrum, SC. CONDITION: Overall good condition with some checkering. The stitching is tight. The closure tab is in place. [See more photos →]

$3,240.00
Lot 263: TN 1860 Album, Cumberland University Phi Kappa Sigma TN 1860 Album, Cumberland University Phi Kappa Sigma Lot 263: TN 1860 Album, Cumberland University Phi Kappa Sigma

Civil War Era Tennessee fraternal album, comprised of autographs and photographs of members of Phi Kappa Sigma at Cumberland University, circa 1860. The fraternity was founded at the University of Pennsylvania in 1850 by Samuel Brown Wylie Mitchell. Cumberland University, located about 30 miles east of Nashville, became the thirteenth university on the roll of chapters in 1859. This album, compiled at the cusp of the Civil War, records the likenesses and signatures of mostly young men who would go on to fight on both sides of the conflict, many included in "The Boys Who Went to War from Cumberland University 1861-1865" by William C. Floyd and Paul Gibson, 2001. Includes thirteen (13) photographs and/or signatures of students who would fight as Confederate soldiers: Joseph H. Dew of Columbia, TN, enlisted as a private, 19th (Biffle's) Tennessee Cavalry, Company G, the only notation on his military records is that he was absent without leave in March 1865, (p. 138); David Short Goodloe of Canton, MS, enlisted as a private, 18th Mississippi Infantry, Company C, on May 28, 1861, promoted to adjutant on May 25, 1862, wounded and captured on the second day of fighting at Gettysburg, (p. 100-101); Lee M. Ramsaur of Early Grove, MS; enlisted as a captain, 1st Arkansas Mounted Rifles, Company D, on June 2, 1861, rose to rank of colonel on the regimental staff, wounded and captured at the Battle of Murfreesboro, (p. 162); A.B. Washington of Memphis, TN, served as a sergeant in Captain Johnston's Tennessee Company of Artillery (Southern Guards Light Artillery), from April 21, 1861 to April 21, 1862 until he was mustered out, enlisted in the 154 Senior Tennessee Infantry, 2nd Company B, on May 10, 1862, elected 2nd lieutenant on April 20, 1863, severely wounded during the Battle of Chickamauga and died on November 26, 1863, (p. 87); Thomas J. Williams of Lebanon, TN, present at the initial organization of the 4th (Roddey's) Alabama Cavalry in October 1862, rose to rank of lieutenant, wounded near Florence, Alabama on May 7, 1864 (p. 175); James H. McClain of Lebanon, TN, enlisted as a private, 7th Tennessee Infantry, Company H, appointed 5th Sergeant on August 31, 1861, wounded at the Battle of Chancellorsville, had his leg amputated on May 4, 1863, died of fever on July 22, 1864 in Alabama, (p. 38-39); Stephen Newton McCraw of Selma, AL (no photo), enlisted as a 2nd lieutenant, 4th Alabama Infantry, Company C, on April 26, 1861, resigned on April 21, 1862, joined 51st Alabama Partisan Rangers as a private, wounded at Shelbyville, TN and captured on June 27, 1863, exchanged and promoted to 1st lieutenant as the acting adjutant to the staff Brigadier General William Andrew Quarles on December 3, 1864, listed on a Prisoners of War, and Stragglers, in Selma, Alabama on May 25, 1865 and paroled on the date, (p. 90); William J. Somervell of Brownsville, TN, served as a Captain of 2nd Arkansas Calvary, Company E, and was promoted to Major by General Fagan on July 20, 1864, reassigned to the Trans-Mississippi Department, 2nd Arkansas Calvary, he and his company were captured at Mine Creek on October 25, 1864 (p. 157); Alexander Allison of Lebanon, TN, enlisted in the 7th Tennessee Infantry May 1861, transferred to Captain McClung's Company, Tennessee Light Artillery, on August 1, 1861, elected 1st lieutenant on October 1, 1861, witness at a court martial in April 1863, "in arrest" at the same court martial May and June 1863, McClung's Company became part of 1st Tennessee Light Artillery, Company around May 1, 1864, captured near Morristown, TN on October 28, 1864 and sent to a military prison in Louisville, KY, transferred to Johnson's Island on November 22, 1864, released on June 16, 1865 after taking the Oath of Allegiance, (p. 178); Zachariah Frank Thompson of the Cherokee Nation (no photo), enlisted as a private, 7th Tennessee Infantry, Company H, transferred to Company K on September 1, 1861, discharged effective August 24, 1864 because he was a minor, volunteered with the Lebanon Greys at sixteen, enlisted in the 8th (Smith) Tennessee Calvary and remained until the close of the war, (p. 41); Issac A. Patton of Goliad, TX, enlisted as a 2nd lieutenant, 3rd Battalion (Yager's) Texas Calvary, Company B, October 11, 1861, unit consolidated with Taylor's and Ware's Battalion in May 1863 to form the 1st Texas Calvary (Yager's), last entry in his military record shows him present for duty in February 1864, (p. 168); and James M. Witherspoon of Nashville, TN (no photo), enlisted in 15th Tennessee Calvary, Company H, on November 18, 1863 and elected 1st lieutenant the same day, unit broken up and assigned to Stewart's and Longwood's Regiment, also called the 15th Tennessee Calvary in February 1864, his name last appears on muster rolls on May 23, 1864, (p. 169). Also includes one (1) photograph and signature of William Y. Pemberton of Versailles, MO, private in (Union) Osage County Regiment, Missouri Home Guard, Captain Bradshaw's Company G, later joined the 47th Enlisted Missouri Militia and elected 1st lieutenant, pension records state he lost the sight in his left eye during the war, (p. 191). Three (3) faculty members are also included: Abraham B. Caruthers, Professor of Law, Representative of Wilson County in the TN Secession Legislature of 1861, (p. 21); Nathan Green, Sr., Professor of Law, State Senate of TN in 1826, Judge of the State Senate Supreme Court in 1831, (p. 22-23); and Nathan Green, Jr., Professor of Law, Staff Officer under General A. P. Stewart, Superintendent of Engineering Works in Macon, GA, Fourth Head of Cumberland University in 1873, Chancellor until 1902, appointed dean of the School of Law in 1882 until his death in 1919, (p. 24-25). Other photographs and/or signatures not listed in "The Boys Who Went to War" include: John C. Carter, Lebanon, TN, Minor B. Harris, Jackson, MS, T.J. Mann of Brownsville, TN, Bacon Estes of Columbia, TN, J.W. Randles of Aberdeen, MS, E.H. Pointer of Maury Co., TN, Dan T. Saffarraus of Memphis, Cicero Spurlock of McMinnville, TN, C.S.O. Rice of Durhamville, TN, Jo. H. Caruthers of Jackson, TN, Robert Caruthers Lebanon, TN (no photo), Presley N. Connor of Ripley, TN, J.L. Griggs of Mason, MS, Bob E. Houston of Madisonville, TN, T. or S. Sevier of Canton, MS, R.O. Booth of Vicksburg, MS, G.A. Pillow Jr. of Columbia, TN, Thomas D. Dodd of Glasgow, KY, and Powhatan R. Baptist of Dayton, AL. Pencil inscription verso with owner's name, "L. D. Henley" (some inscriptions mention "Lew"). Approximately 75 signatures total, 45 accompanied by photographs. Hardbound in a tooled leather cover, approximately 72 gilt edged pages. 7 1/2" H x 5" W x 1 1/4" D. Note: The owner might be Lewis D. Henely, alternate name L. D. Henley, who was a private then promoted to sergeant in the 5th Regiment Alabama Infantry, Company H. (source: National Park Service Film Number M374 Roll 20). CONDITION: Part of spine missing. Printed list of national leaders is detached, with full horizontal tear. Several other pages have come detached from binding. General toning and foxing. [See more photos →]

$3,120.00
Lot 361: Confederate Seal, ALS – Col. Pickett, Varina Davis related Confederate Seal, ALS – Col. Pickett, Varina Davis related Lot 361: Confederate Seal, ALS – Col. Pickett, Varina Davis related

Colonel John Thomas Pickett Confederate Seal Medallion, ALS to Mrs. Varina Anne Davis, second wife of Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America, presenting her with the medallion, 3 items total. 1st item: Confederate Seal Medallion, gilt on copper, 1862. Central image depicts George Washington on horseback, encircled by a ring of Southern agricultural crops, the outer ring reading "THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA / 22 FEBRUARY 1862 / DEO VINDICE". Housed under glass in a circular metal frame. Medallion – 4" dia. Framed – 4 1/4" dia. 2nd item: ALS. One page handwritten letter. From W. J. Pickett, relation of Colonel John Thomas Pickett to Mrs. Varina Anne Davis, Memphis, TN, dated November 21, 1873. Pickett explains how he came into the possession of the medallion (see above) and presents Mrs. Davis with one, writing "Respected Madame, Some weeks ago my relation Col John T Pickett of Washington City sent me a number of medals (a facsimile impre[s]sion of the great Seal of the Southern Confederacy, the original being…po[s]se[s]sion-to sell for the benefit of the church orphans Home. Some few were…for complimentary distribution-Among them one for you which I send herewith. My relation Col P., hopes you will kindly receive this medal as a memento of the sacred and "lost cause" with which Mr. Davis and yourself were so conspicuously connected. Very Respectfully Yours, W. J. Pickett It may be of interest for you to know that I have placed the medals for sale for The Church Home, at Clark & Co & Byrd's Jewelry Stores, and Wade Bookstores". Housed and secured by metal clasps under glass. 10 1/8" H x 8 1/8" W. 3rd item: Sterling silver hollow knitting needle or pen with embossed swirl patterns to the top. Unmarked but tests sterling. 5 1/4" L. All items third quarter 19th century. Biography: John Thomas Pickett (1820-1884) was educated as a lawyer at Transylvania University, KY. He was appointed to West Point in 1841. He resigned to accept the post as U.S. Council (West Indies (Turk's Island)). He became a General soldiering with Lajos (Lewis) Kossuth in the short lived Hungarian Revolution. Pickett joined the 1849 Round Island expedition, which he helped organize in New York. He served as Lieutenant Colonel and Chief officer with Col. Theodore O'Hara of the vessel Georgiana during the May 1850 expedition. (Caldwell, Lopez Expeditions, p. 59). After Battle of Cardenas Col. Pickett had a $25,000 reward for his head by Capt. Gen. of Cuba. He was indicted June 21, 1850 in New Orleans for his role in the 1850 Lopez Expedition. (Democratic Review, April 1852, 308). Pickett pledged to the 1854 Quitman expedition (New York Times, 6-22-1854-4). From 1853 to 1861 he served as U.S. Consul to Vera Cruz. When the "Southern War of Rebellion" broke out he was appointed the Confederate Commissioner to Mexico. Pickett served as General John Breckenridge's staff, asst. Adjt. General C.S.A. army. In 1863 he was Secretary of First Confederate Peace mission and from 1864-1865 he was Special envoy extraordinary to Mexico (arranged escape of CSA officials). Towards the end of 1865, John Thomas was selected as Santa Anna's chief of staff. During the later half of 1866 and 1867 Pickett was associated with a failed railroad project of the Louisiana Tehuantepec Company. It had failed because Mexico did not take the project seriously. Pickett was a lawyer in D.C. until end of life. (Adapted from https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6041204/john-thomas-pickett). Note: According to a letter excerpt from William Earle to Quitman Marshall, Secretary of State, South Carolina, dated December 22, 1888, John T. Pickett had three copies of the seal of the Confederacy made: "At the time of the evacuation of Richmond when our army was trudging through the mud and fighting its way back to Appomatox [sic], the seal was overlooked in the hurry of packing and one who found it gave it to Col. John T. Pickett, late of this city, a true and devoted Confederate and since the time of the war he sent to England and had these copies made and gave three to me". CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good condition with tarnish to be expected from age. Previously hot glued to frame, traces of glue present to back of medallion. 2nd item: Overall good condition with areas of dampstaining, foxing spots, tears, largest 1 7/8" x 7/8", rendering some parts of the letter illegible. 3rd item: Overall good condition with minute dents near tip. [See more photos →]

$2,944.00
Lot 366: 2 Confederate Washington, Georgia Warehouse Wood Drum Canteens 2 Confederate Washington, Georgia Warehouse Wood Drum Canteens Lot 366: 2 Confederate Washington, Georgia Warehouse Wood Drum Canteens

Two (2) Confederate Washington, Georgia warehouse cedar and cherry wood drum canteens, each with varnished iron bands around the circumference and three iron sling keepers. Bungholes with original pour spouts, one separated from canteen, one still secured. Does not include slings. Includes two (2) notarized Certificates of Authenticity and one (1) Certificate of Origin signed by Michael Dyches, March 2013, one (1) United States Department of Agriculture Center for the Anatomy Research wood identification report from Alex C. Wiedenhoeft, Ph.D., February 2013 with one (1) typed catalog listing for two Washington, Georgia warehouse canteens, and one (1) copy of "Canteen Time Capsule" by Shannon Pritchard, published in North South Trader's Civil War, Vol. 37, No. 1, 2013. Approximately 8" dia. x 2 3/8" W. Provenance: Discovered in a Washington, Georgia warehouse by Michael Dyches, Carolina Antique Arms, circa June 2010. Sold to Brian Akins, Lebanon, TN in February 2013. The Estate of Jim Maconkey, Landrum SC. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. One pour spout separated from canteen. Does not include slings. [See more photos →]

$2,760.00
Lot 348: Robert E. Lee Portrait, c. 1902, oil on canvas Robert E. Lee Portrait, c. 1902, oil on canvas Lot 348: Robert E. Lee Portrait, c. 1902, oil on canvas

Oil on canvas bust length portrait of Robert E. Lee, after a photograph attributed to Matthew Brady; the Confederate general is depicted in profile, wearing his uniform, with white hair and beard. Signed lower left Mary Fr. Higginbotham and dated April 1902, additional period paper label en verso of painting reads "Mary Fr. Higginbotham, Buckhannon Upshur County WV". 26 1/2" x 21 5/8" sight, 33 1/4" x 28 1/4" framed. Provenance: Alabama collection, purchased in the late 1980s in the Charlottesville, VA area. Note: The Buckhannon (WV) Record, March 9, 1951, carried notice of the death of Mary Frances Higginbotham, born 1877: "Born in Upshur County, she was a daughter of the late Coleman Cabell Higginbotham and Ida Day Higginbotham. She is survived by her three sisters, Miss Lulu Higginbotham and Miss Virginia Higginbotham, at home, and Mrs. H. M. Mathews, of Schuyler, Va. Miss Higginbotham was a member of the Episcopal Church and of the New Century Club. She conducted art classes for many years". CONDITION: Blacklight indicates revarnishing and 1/2" area of possible inpainting to subject's cheek; otherwise very good condition. [See more photos →]

$2,688.00
Lot 369: Civil War Ames U.S. Model 1849 Rifleman's Knife Civil War Ames U.S. Model 1849 Rifleman's Knife Lot 369: Civil War Ames U.S. Model 1849 Rifleman's Knife

Civil War era Ames U.S. Model 1849 Rifleman's Knife with Original Leather Scabbard. Slab-sided walnut grips secured to the tang by three steel rivets, cast brass cross guard, spear point blade. Ricasso marked "US WD." property mark, obverse, "AMES MFG. CO./CABOTVILLE/1849" reverse. Hand carved initials on side of handle, "KI". Original black leather scabbard with brass throat and tip. Blade length – 11 7/8". Overall length – 18". CONDITION: Areas of pitting, rust, nicks to edge of blade. Scabbard broken into 2 pieces. Handle with glued break. Brass washer insert for handle is not present. [See more photos →]

$2,688.00
Lot 780: Turkish Flintlock Musketoon, .72 cal, with Dagger Turkish Flintlock Musketoon, .72 cal, with Dagger Lot 780: Turkish Flintlock Musketoon, .72 cal, with Dagger

Turkish Flintlock Musketoon, .72 caliber. Round barrel with body of gun covered in a heavily embellished Middle Eastern style tin overlay, Greek name inscribed to top of breech, plain silver butt plate, left side with two carrying rings. Includes a dagger of like design and metal. Barrel length – 30". Overall length – 44". Blade length – 12 1/2". Overall dagger length – 17". Late 19th/early 20th century. CONDITION: Action is not functioning. Pitting, rust to surface of exposed metal. [See more photos →]

$2,688.00
Lot 611: 63 Civil War ephemera items, incl. Soldier Ambrotype, Autograph Album, Johnson's Island Envelopes 63 Civil War ephemera items, incl. Soldier Ambrotype, Autograph Album, Johnson's Island Envelopes Lot 611: 63 Civil War ephemera items, incl. Soldier Ambrotype, Autograph Album, Johnson's Island Envelopes

Archive of sixty three (63) 19th century Tennessee and Alabama Civil War related items, including McMinn County TN related Confederate Soldier Ambrotype, Alabama Civil War era autograph album, forty-five (45) envelopes postmarked to and from Blount County, Tennessee and Johnson's Island Union prison, Sandusky, Ohio, and more. 1st item: Ninth plate ambrotype depicting an unidentified Civil War Confederate McMinn County, Tennessee soldier, seated in his coat with a revolver in a holster at his waist, tinting to his cheeks. Housed in a partial decorative gutta percha case. 3" H x 2 1/2" W. 2nd item: Civil War era autograph album belonging to Laura Burtwell, Florence, Alabama, dated August 11, 1858, containing signatures, poems, and drawings, many dated circa 1860-1864. Most written directly onto the paper with one (1) cut signature. Album titled Casket of Mementos, published by Moss and Brothers, Philadelphia. Comprised of gilt edged pages, engraved frontispiece with tissue paper guard, hardbound in black and tan leather covers with blindstamp decorations and gilt lettering to covers and spine. 8 1/8" H x 6 5/8" W x 3/4" D. Note: Laura C. Burtwell was born in Florence, Alabama in 1848, and lived in Nashville for 46 years until her death in 1943. She had two brothers who served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. John Robertson Bedford Burtwell was a graduate of West Point and rose to the rank of Colonel by the end of the War, and the other brother James Burtwell served as a private in 16th Alabama Infantry. 3rd-30th items: Twenty-seven (27) envelopes addressed to Mr. William Hall, Prisoner of War, Johnson's Island, Block 9, Mess 2, near Sandusky, Ohio, postmarked in various places in East Tennessee, dated between circa January 2-December 11 1864-1865, two (2) with illegible dates. Seven (7) with ink stamp indicating that the letter had been examined by a Johnson's Island official. All with red George Washington 3 cent stamps. Approximately 3 1/4" H x 5 5/8" W. 31st-55th items: Twenty five (25) envelopes addressed to Mrs. Elvira Hall, Knoxville, Greenback, and areas around Loudon and Blount County, Tennessee, eighteen (18) postmarked in Sandusky, Ohio, dated primarily between circa January 8-December 28, 1864-1865, one (1) postmarked December 22, 1879, one (1) postmarked May 11, 1895, and five (5) with illegible dates, no dates, or unclear dates. Nine (9) with ink stamp indicating that the letter had been examined by a Johnson's Island official. Twenty (20) with red George Washington 3 cent stamps, three (3) with blue locomotive 3 cent stamps, one (1) with a green George Washington 3 cent stamp, and one (1) with a red George Washington 2 cent stamp. One (1) envelope contains six (6) circa 1893 Columbian Commemorative stamps, including five (5) red Landing of Columbus 2 cent stamps, one (1) postmarked April 10, 1894, and one (1) blue Columbus in Sight of Land 1 cent stamp. Approximately 3 1/4" H x 5 5/8" W. 56th-57th items: Two (2) envelopes, one (1) addressed to Miss C. M. Howard, Four Mile Branch, Monroe County, East Tennessee, dated May 25, 1864, and one (1) addressed to W. R. Kerr, Knoxville Tennessee, dated June or July 1864, both postmarked in Sandusky, Ohio. Both with red George Washington 3 cent stamps. Approximately 3 1/4" H x 5 5/8" W. Note: William S. Hall resided in Blount County, Tennessee with his wife Elvira (listed on the 1860 census records as Nancy E). Hall enlisted in Company H, 62nd Tennessee Infantry on September 26, 1862. Hall's records are incomplete, however it is likely that he was captured at Vicksburg with the 62nd and was paroled but never reported to the parole camp in Mississippi. On September 13, 1863 he was arrested as a citizen and sent to Johnson's Island. Burial records show that William and Elvira are buried in Pine Grove Presbyterian Cemetery in Greenback, Loudoun County, Tennessee. (additional documentation available upon request).(Research courtesy of Bill Floyd). 58th-63rd items: Six (6) documents pertaining to East Tennessee Baptist churches, including one (1) related to The Baptist Church of Christ at Cedar Fork, Claiborne County, Tennessee, dated 1846, two (2) related to The Baptist Church of Meigs County, Tennessee, one (1) dated circa November 1860 and one (1) dated November 2, 1862, one (1) related to the New Hopewell United Baptist Church, Tennessee, dated circa May 1866, and two (2) unidentified, including one (1) dated November 1, 1841 and one (1) dated May 4 1866. Ranging in size from 3" H x 7 5/8" W to 7" H x 8" W. CONDITION: 1st item: Image in overall very good, visible condition. Cover of case is not intact. 2nd item: Worn condition with rubbing to edges and corners, 5/8" area of peeling to spine. Pages in overall good, legible condition. 3rd-63rd items: Overall good condition with tears,areas of dampstaining, foxing spots, etc. to be expected from age. [See more photos →]

$2,688.00
Lot 264: Album of 42 Confederate CDVs, incl. Generals, Booth Album of 42 Confederate CDVs, incl. Generals, Booth Lot 264: Album of 42 Confederate CDVs, incl. Generals, Booth

Civil War era album of forty-two (42) Confederate related cartes-de-viste, including John Wilkes Booth and a young Robert E. Lee, and other CSA Generals including Nathan Bedford Forrest, and Stonewall Jackson. 1st item: Composite CDV depicting John Wilkes Booth and his conspirators including George Atzerodt, Edmund Spangler, Michael O'Laughlen, Lewis Powell, Samuel Arnold, and David Harold. 2nd item: Composite CDV titled "Rebel Army of Virginia" depicting Confederate Generals James Longstreet, Pierre-Gustave Toutant de Beauregard, John Cabell Breckinridge, Fitzhugh Lee, Robert E. Lee, Ambrose Powell Hill, Jr., and Richard S. Ewell. 3rd item: Composite CDV titled "Rebel Army of Southeast" depicting Confederate Generals John Bell Hood, Sterling Price, Nathan Bedford Forrest, Edmund Kirby Smith, Joseph E. Johnston, Franklin Gardner, and Braxton Bragg. 4th item: Composite CDV titled "Confederate Cabinet" depicting the leaders of the Confederate States of America including President Jefferson Davis, Secretary of War John Cabell Breckinridge, Vice President Alexander H. Stephens, Secretary of the Navy Stephen Mallory, Judah P. Benjamin, and Postmaster General John Henninger Reagan. 5th item: Composite CDV titled "Confederate Dead" depicting Confederate Generals who were killed in action during the Civil War including W.O.B. Branch, Earl Van Dorn, John Hunt Morgan, William Barksdale, Albert Sidney Johnston, James Ewell Brown "Jeb" Stuart, Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, John S. Bowen, Felix Zollicoffer, Lloyd Tilghman, Albert G. Jenkins, Ben McCullough, Leonidas Polk, and Gabriel J. Rains. 6th-39th items: Thirty-four (34) CDVs depicting CSA Generals and leaders, including one (1) Jefferson Davis, one (1) Alexander H. Stephens, with E. & H.T. Anthony, New York, NY studio marks, three (3) Robert E. Lee, one (1) Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, one (1) Nathan Bedford Forrest, one (1) John Cabell Breckinridge, one (1) Braxton Bragg, one (1) Joseph E. Johnston, one (1) Albert Sidney Johnston, one (1) John S. Bowen, one (1) James Ewell Brown "Jeb" Stuart, one (1) Ambrose Powell Hill, Jr., one (1) John Bell Hood, one (1) Pierre-Gustave Toutant de Beauregard, with Morse & Peaslee, Gallery of the Cumberland. Nashville, TN, studio marks, one (1) Richard S. Ewell, one (1) James Longstreet, one (1) Leonidas Polk, with E. & H.T. Anthony, New York, NY studio marks, one (1) Humphrey Marshall, with E. & H.T. Anthony, New York, NY studio marks, one (1) Simon Bolivar Buckner, one (1) Sterling Price, and twelve (12) additional CDVs, including one (1) with E. & H.T. Anthony, New York, NY and one (1) with Robinson & Murphy, Nashville, TN studio marks. 40th-42nd items: Three (3) CDVs of Civil War era women, one (1) possibly depicting Julia Laura Jackson Christian, daughter of Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, one (1) possibly depicting Rose O'Neal Greenhow, a female Confederate spy, and one (1) possibly depicting Varina Anne "Winnie" Davis, daughter of Jefferson Davis. Tooled leather and brass bound album manufactured by F. Heppenheimer, New York, NY. 6 1/8" H x 5 1/4" W x 2 1/4" D. Provenance: the collection of Benjamin Dysart, Brentwood, Tennessee, descended in his family. CONDITION: Album in worn condition with be expected from age. Album pages separated from binding, tears, toning, surface stains. CDVs in overall good condition, not examined outside of album pages. [See more photos →]

$2,520.00
Lot 326: Confederate Bowie Bayonet Knife with Scabbard Confederate Bowie Bayonet Knife with Scabbard Lot 326: Confederate Bowie Bayonet Knife with Scabbard

Confederate Bowie Bayonet Knife with original leather scabbard. Four-sided rosewood grip, brass attachment ring at the cross guard and pommel, blade with flat back and rounded at the end on the edge side. Scabbard with brass throat and tip, the top of the belt loop is riveted to the throat, the bottom of the belt loop is stitched to the scabbard. Unmarked. Blade length – 12 3/8". Overall length – 17 1/4". Scabbard length – 13". Provenance: Estate of Jim Maconkey, Landrum, SC. Note: Most likely made by Cook and Brothers of New Orleans. CONDITION: Overall good condition with wear to be expected from age and manner of use. Rosewood grip with original polish. Belt loop is present. The blade is bright and as-made. Brass with areas of tarnish. [See more photos →]

$2,520.00
Lot 291: 2 Confederate Leather Holsters, including Richmond, VA Arsenal 2 Confederate Leather Holsters, including Richmond, VA Arsenal Lot 291: 2 Confederate Leather Holsters, including Richmond, VA Arsenal

Two (2) Confederate Leather Holsters, including Richmond, VA Arsenal. 1st item: Richmond, Virginia Arsenal Made Leather Flap Holster for a .36 caliber Navy Revolver. Brown leather, single stitched with blue piping on edge of flap, belt loop stitched with a standard "bullet" type stitching, plug included. 13" H x 6" W. 2nd item: Bridle Leather Flap Holster for a Small Colt Revolver. Brown leather, single stitched with single belt loop and retaining clasp. Old tag attached to closure strap reading "C.S.A. Holster" and initialed "B.P.L" on reverse. 12" H x 5" W. Provenance: Estate of Jim Maconkey, Landrum, SC. CONDITION: 1st item: Exceptionally well made with few cracks to leather. 2nd item: All stitching is strong, there are no breaks or breaks in the strong leather holster. Single belt loop and retaining clasp well stitched to body. [See more photos →]

$2,400.00
Lot 262: Civil War Tintype & Archive, C. C. Taylor – Columbus GA Civil War Tintype & Archive, C. C. Taylor – Columbus GA Lot 262: Civil War Tintype & Archive, C. C. Taylor – Columbus GA

Tintype photograph of Christopher Columbus Taylor, CSA, Company E, 20th Georgia Infantry, along with a family photographic archive. The ninth plate tinted tintype depicts C.C. Taylor seated and wearing his Confederate uniform, and is enclosed in a gilt mat and gutta percha union case with note stating "C.C. Taylor 18 years old / Taken 1861 Columbus Ga. Mam Pop to Laura". Note: Private Corporal C.C. Taylor enlisted in the Confederate Army in 1861. Military records shows he was severely wounded at Gettysburg, captured and sent to Decamp General Hospital in New York, where he remained until his release following General Lee's surrender. Also included in this lot is a cabinet card photograph of Taylor as an old man taken by the Ira F. Collins, Huntsville, Alabama photographic studio, 6 1/2" x 4 1/4"; a sixth plate tintype of a middle aged man in civilian clothes, dated 1858 with union case (hinge broken); a 2" x 1 1/2" tintype of a young woman in gold mat (possibly Taylor's wife, Laura), no case; and a brass mounted leather CDV album containing 35 images of men, women and children in civilian clothes, most with Southern photographic studio backstamps (Columbus, GA, Huntsville, AL, and New Orleans), all presumed to be relatives of C.C. Taylor and his wife, Laura Taylor. Album 6 3/4" x 5" x 1 3/4". Provenance: the collection of Benjamin Dysart, Brentwood, Tennessee (direct descendant of Christopher Columbus Taylor). CONDITION: C.C. Taylor tintype: Oxidation to mat, some slight discoloration at the very top edge of photograph; spine of case cracked. Tintype of a woman: scratching. Tintype of middle aged man: Clouding and discoloration to image. Album: wear to cover and spine, one clasp missing. Several pages in album have come loose. Most CDVs in good condition with general toning and fading; one is partially torn. [See more photos →]

$2,160.00
Lot 323: Confederate Cook & Brother Shotgun Saber Bayonet Confederate Cook & Brother Shotgun Saber Bayonet Lot 323: Confederate Cook & Brother Shotgun Saber Bayonet

Confederate Cook and Brother Shotgun Saber Bayonet. Brass grip with original latching device, brass cross guard marked "275", Roman style, double edged blade. Blade length – 20 3/4". Overall length – 25 1/8". Provenance: Estate of Jim Maconkey, Landrum, SC. Note: References to these bayonets can be found in the book "Confederate and Southern Agent Marked Shotguns" by John W. Ashworth and Russ A. Pritchard, 2017. CONDITION: Overall good condition. The blade in very good condition with a few nicks and only one noted casting flaw. The grip has its original latching device. [See more photos →]

$2,160.00
Lot 325: Confederate Blockade Run Enfield P-1858 Saber Bayonet with Scabbard, SN 4002 Confederate Blockade Run Enfield P-1858 Saber Bayonet with Scabbard, SN 4002 Lot 325: Confederate Blockade Run Enfield P-1858 Saber Bayonet with Scabbard, SN 4002

Confederate Blockade Run British Enfield Pattern 1858 Saber Bayonet with original scabbard. Scabbard with steel throat with hand engraved serial number 4002. Checkered leather grip with steel pommel marked "4013" with additional markings, steel attachment ring at the cross guard, blade with flat back and curved single edge. Ricasso marked "(crown)S 18 B M" with additional markings. Blade length – 22 3/4". Overall length – 28". Provenance: Estate of Jim Maconkey, Landrum, SC. Note: See "The English Connection" by Russ A. Pritchard and Cleveland Adger Huey, 2014, pages 328 and 329. CONDITION: Overall good condition. Areas of pitting to blade, tarnish to steel. The leather scabbard is in exceptional shape. [See more photos →]

$2,048.00
Lot 775: Kentucky Full Stock Muzzle Loading Long Rifle, .44 cal Kentucky Full Stock Muzzle Loading Long Rifle, .44 cal Lot 775: Kentucky Full Stock Muzzle Loading Long Rifle, .44 cal

Kentucky Full Stock Muzzle Loading Double Trigger Percussion Long Rifle, .44 caliber. Faux tiger maple burns on stock, octagonal barrel, brass mounted, standard sights, broken ramrod. Barrel length – 47 3/4". Overall length – 64". Early/mid 19th century. Provenance: the collection of Benjamin Dysart, Brentwood, Tennessee, acquired more than 40 years ago with the oral history of having belonged to one of the first Western settlers of what is now Maury County, Tennessee. CONDITION: Set trigger. Flintlock converted to percussion. Broken ramrod. Overall untouched condition. [See more photos →]

$2,048.00
Lot 381: 18th Century Moro Burgonet Helmet 18th Century Moro Burgonet Helmet Lot 381: 18th Century Moro Burgonet Helmet

18th century Moro (Philippines) Spanish style burgonet helmet, bronze with pierced crown and sides, hinged ear pieces, with receptacle in front for feather or other adornment. 6 1/8" H x 12 " L x 8 1/2" W. CONDITION: One ear cover or flap missing, the other likely a replacement. Old repair patch to left front brim. [See more photos →]

$1,920.00
Lot 391: 20th C. Military Autograph Collection 20th C. Military Autograph Collection Lot 391: 20th C. Military Autograph Collection

Thirty-one (31) 20th Century Signatures of American and German military leaders, primarily World War II. 1st item: General George Smith Patton Jr. (1885-1945) signed envelope, postmarked January 8, 1944. 2nd item: General of the Army Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964) signed first day of issue cover, postmarked September 28, 1945. 3rd item: General of the Armies John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing (1860-1948) cut signature. 4th item: General of the Army and General of the Air Force Henry Harley "Hap" Arnold (1886-1950) TLS, dated August 19, 1941. 5th item: General of the Army Omar Nelson Bradley (1893-1981) signed first day of issue cover, postmarked November 24, 1970. 6th item: Nazi Germany Party Leader Heinrich Luitpold Himmler (1900-1945) signed card. Housed under glass in a black wooden frame with a black and white photograph. 8 3/4" H x 10 3/4" W. 7th item: Nazi Germany Party Leader Hermann Wilhelm Goring (Goering) (1893-1946) signed postcard. 8th item: Nazi Germany Admiral Karl Donitz (Doenitz) (1891-1980) signed photograph. Double matted and housed under glass in a black wooden frame. 11 3/4" H x 9 7/8" W. 9th item: Nazi Germany General Johannes Erwin Eugen Rommel (1891-1944) cut signature. Housed under glass in a black wooden frame with a color photocopy. 10 3/4" H x 8 3/4" W. 10th item: Nazi Germany General Baron Hasso Eccard von Manteuffel (1897-1978) signed first day of issue cover, dated May 21, 1955. 11th item: Fleet Admiral Chester William Nimitz, Sr. (1885-1966) signed card. 12th item: Rear Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd Jr. (1888-1957) signed first day of issue cover, postmarked October 27, 1945. 13th item: General James Harold Doolittle (1896-1993) signed copy of Time magazine, Volume XL, Number 21, dated November 21, 1942. 14th item: General Anthony Clement "Nuts" McAuliffe (1898-1975) signed card. 15th item: General Mark Wayne Clark (1896-1984) TLS, dated December 8, 1980. 16th item: General William Joseph Westmoreland (1914-2005) signed black and white photograph. 17th item: General Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. (1934-2012) signed color photograph. 18th item: General James Alward Van Fleet (1892-1992) signed color photograph. 19th item: General Maxwell Davenport Taylor (1901-1987) signed card. 20th item: General Matthew Bunker Ridgway (1895-1993) signed black and white photograph. 21st item: Brigadier General Charles Elwood Yeager (b. 1923) signed color lithographic metal signed reading "North American P-51D Mustang/357th Fighter Group/8th Air Force" with the Glamorous Glen III depicted on a runway. 10 1/4" H x 14 1/8" W. 22nd item: Brigadier General Paul Warfield Tibbets Jr. (1915-2007) signed black and white photograph. 23rd item: Brigadier General David Lee "Tex" Hill (1915-2007) signed card. 24th item: Brigadier General Samuel Dickerson Rockenbach (1869-1952) ALS, dated October 28, 1942. 25th item: Brigadier General Robert Lee Scott Jr. (1908-2006) signed black and white photograph. 26th-27th items: Two (2) Colonel Robert Knight Morgan (1918-2004) signed black and white photograph, includes one (1) Morgan Productions Certificate of Authenticity dated July 24, 2002. 28th item: Lieutenant Colonel John Franklin Bolt (1921-2004) signed black and white photograph. 29th item: Staff Sergeant James Harley Wallwork DFM (1919-2013) signed black and white photograph, dated May 3, 2002. 30th item: Nazi Germany Ground-Attack Pilot Hans-Ulrich Rudel (1916-1982) signed black and white postcard. 31st item: Nazi Germany Fighter Pilot Erich Alfred Hartmann (1922-1993) signed black and white photograph. Provenance: the collection of Ross Webb, Brentwood, TN. CONDITION: Signatures in overall good condition, legible condition. [See more photos →]

$1,920.00
Lot 310: Civil War Colt Model 1862 Police Revolver, Holster Civil War Colt Model 1862 Police Revolver, Holster Lot 310: Civil War Colt Model 1862 Police Revolver, Holster

Civil War era Colt Model 1862 Police Revolver, .36 caliber, serial number 27120, all visible serial numbers matching including wedge. Top of barrel with partially obscured marks "…New-York U.S. America", top left side of trigger guard marked "36 CAL". Faintly carved initials on the underside of the grips "JWN" and "LA". Walnut stocks, round barrel, brass trigger guard and back strap, iron mounted, checkered hammer, standard front sight, loading lever. Includes a black leather holster with stitched belt strap. Includes letter to consignor from John Spicer, Champion Hill Relics, September 3, 2013, about item with sale record. Barrel length – 5 1/2". Overall length – 10 1/2". Holster – 9 1/2" H x 5 1/2" W x 1 1/2" D. Serial number corresponds to year 1864. Provenance: Revolver came from an estate in New Iberia, Louisiana. Purchased from John Spicer, Champion Hill Relics. Estate of Jim Maconkey, Landrum, SC. CONDITION: Action is excellent. Dark untouched patina. Small amount of silver remaining in protected areas of trigger guard. 75% of varnish present to stocks. The holster originally had an over the shoulder strap that has been removed. [See more photos →]

$1,664.00
Lot 292: 2 Confederate Web Rifle or Carbine Slings 2 Confederate Web Rifle or Carbine Slings Lot 292: 2 Confederate Web Rifle or Carbine Slings

Two (2) Confederate Web Rifle or Carbine Slings. Folded, double-sewn, hand-stitched linen with brown leather adjustment strip, center, brown leather loop, one end, brass knapsack hook, to other end. Includes retail listing from Shannon Pritchard, Old South Military Antiques. Slings range in size from 32 1/2" to 32 3/4" L. Provenance: Purchased from Shannon Pritchard, Old South Military Antiques. Estate of Jim Maconkey, Landrum, SC. CONDITION: Overall good condition with wear to be expected from age and manner of use. [See more photos →]

$1,664.00
Lot 367: 2 Virginia Confederate Cartridge Boxes 2 Virginia Confederate Cartridge Boxes Lot 367: 2 Virginia Confederate Cartridge Boxes

Two (2) Virginia Confederate Cartridge Boxes. 1st item: Identified Pistol Cartridge Box. Belonged to John W. Perrine, 17th Virginia Cavalry. Brown leather, single stitched with square outer flap and lunate interior flap over implement pouch with tab closure. Interior flap with later inscription reading “JOHN W. PERRINE” over “1863”. Includes closure strap, lead finial, and single wide belt loop. Includes retail listing from The Horse Soldier. 4 1/2″ H x 5 3/4″ W x 1 5/8″ D. Note: Purchased from Horse Soldier, circa 1993. Note: John W. Perrine is listed as having joined October 4, 1862 and served in the 17th Virginia Cavalry. He was captured on November 30, 1864 in Braxton County, West Virginia and was released June 12, 1865 at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio. He is mentioned in the book “17th Virginia Cavalry” by Nelson Harris, 1994. 2nd item: Pattern 1839 .69 caliber Leather Cartridge Box. Brown leather, single stitched with scalloped edge to outer flap and lunate interior flap over implement pouch with tab closure. Unmarked but believed to have been made by A.J. Hudson, Charlottesville, Virginia. Includes closing tab, lead finial, buckles, and original cartridge tin. Includes letter regarding the cartridge box from J.R. “Butch” Myers, II, Richmond, Virginia, August 19, 2006, additional photocopied photos, a tag from The Natchez Trace Company, and photocopies of two Confederate States of America inventory lists from A.J. Hudson listing items including cartridge boxes, dated August 6 and September 21, 1861. 7 1/4″ H x 8 1/4″ W x 2 3/8″ D. Provenance: The Estate of Jim Maconkey, Landrum, SC. CONDITION: 1st item: Outer flap with some minor flaking. Closure strap with tear to perforation. Does not include cartridge tin. 2nd item: The leather is supple with some checkering. The stitching tight. The closure tab is in place. The interior flap is well made. The tin is original. [See more photos →]

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Lot 344: Watercolor Portrait, 14th Brooklyn Chasseurs Watercolor Portrait, 14th Brooklyn Chasseurs Lot 344: Watercolor Portrait, 14th Brooklyn Chasseurs

John Ross (New York, 19th Century) watercolor on paper portrait painting depicting Lieutenant John August, Esq., 14th Regiment New York State Militia (also called the 14th Brooklyn Chasseurs). August, about 28-years-old at the time the painting was executed, is depicted seated and wearing a light blue double breasted uniform with brass buttons, epaulets, blue shako, belt, blue sash, and light blue trousers with a white strip, and holding a sword, likely a Foot Officer's Sword, pattern 1850, against a grey background. Signature not visible, possibly under matte. Pencil inscription with sitter's name, information, and artist information with sketch, envelope with information about August's regiment, sword, and other Civil War era regimental information, en verso. Housed in a wooden frame with double sided glass and off white matte. Sight – 13 3/8" H x 9 1/2" W. Framed – 18 7/8" H x 15 1/4" W. American, mid 19th century. Provenance: The collection of internationally known ragtime pianist and historian Johnny Maddox, Gallatin, TN. Note: The 14th Regiment New York State Militia was a volunteer militia regiment from the City of Brooklyn, New York, formed in 1847. It is best known for its service in the Civil War, including most major engagements of the Eastern Theater: the First and Second Battles of Bull Run, the Battle of Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, The Wilderness, and Spotsylvania Court House. CONDITION: Overall good condition with minute areas of loss to paint. Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

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