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Datum der Auktion: 05.03.2015

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Charles Philippe, King of France, 1793 French Military Service Award Signed

Partially printed document on vellum, signed Charles Philippe and Le Duc De Montmorency, 1p, 15.5 x 19 in. A fine, ornate document with decorative border, featuring heading (translated from French to English), "In the Name of the King," granting a commission in the French military to Monsieur Camuee

Los #: 1

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19th Century Reproduction of Paul Revere's Print Depicting the 1768 Landing...

10.5 x 15.5 in. (sight) in a shadowbox frame. Hand-colored print. Banner across top of print "A View of Part of the Town of Boston in New-England and Brittish [sic] Ships of War Landing Their Troops 1768." Lower right "Engraved, Printed, & Sold by Paul Revere, Boston." Dedicated to the Earl of

Los #: 3

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Two Currier Military Prints, Including Surrender of Cornwallis & Battle of...

Lot of 2 lithographs, including the following titles: Surrender of Cornwallis, at York-Town Va. Oct. 1781, produced by N. Currier, Spruce St., NY, 9.5 x 13.5 in. (sight), framed, 12.5 x 16.5 in.; and Battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas, March 8th 1862. Terrific Fighting by the Union Forces, under Genls

Los #: 4

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Samuel Adams, Signer of the Declaration of Independence, Receipts Signed...

Receipts dated 1 Feb. 1777, 10 Sept. 1779, and 31 Oct. 1780. All to Richard Devens. The first for "Labour & Coopering twenty seven days in the State Store" in January; the second for "Boating three load[s] Bread from Charlestown & one load Shott & Shells from Watertown;" and the third for two quarts

Los #: 5

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Late 18th to Early 19th Century Documents Signed by Statesmen Including...

Lot of 5. Includes: 7.5 x 9.75 in. document from the Massachusetts Commissioner's Office. Accounting of the Certificates of Funded Debt. Dated 7 January 1791 and signed by Richard Frothingham of Charlestown. Apparently this Richard Frothingham is the grandfather of the author with the same name of

Los #: 6

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John Earl Poulett, Signed Military Commission for Richard Beadon

Vellum, 13 x 16 in. May 1804. For Richard Beadon as Major of the Second East Somerset Volunteer Infantry. Signed "Poulett" with wax seal. Likely the 4th Earl Poulett, John Poulett (1756-1819) was a militia officer as well as British peer. Poulett was vested as Knight of the Thistle in 1794. He was a

Los #: 7

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Fort Gibson Letter Written Aboard the Steamboat Trident, 1840

Letter written aboard the steamboat Trident, with much detail. 3.5 large pages, 7.75 x 13 in., dated at Fort Gibson, 29 Aug. 1840, addressed to Joseph Brearley, Postmaster, Dardennelles, AR. The author writes that he has been traveling on Trident since the 9th, and has made it to...Ft Smith, about

Los #: 8

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1866 Copy of an 18th Century Map of West Point

Map 11 x 16.5 in. Manuscript map, elevations shown by hachures. Upper right: "Map made for Kosciuszko of the buildings and Works at West Point and transmitted by him in his letter to Major Samuel McDougall April 25, 1779. copied from the original Jan. 3, 1866 by Capt. E.C. [Edward Carlisle] Boynton

Los #: 9

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Letters Relating to Richard Meade and Sons, Richard and George Gordon, Plus

Condition: Many of the letters have splits. A couple with panels missing

Los #: 10

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Datum: 05.03.2015

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Mexican-American War Lithographs by D.P. Whiting

Lot of 2, including: Valley Towards Saltillo, from near the base of "Palace Hill" at Monterey. 12 x 19 print on 18.75 x 23.75 in. board. Birds-eye view of the Camp of the Army of Occupation, Commanded by Genl. Taylor. Near Corpus Christi, Texas. 11.75 x 19 in. image in 18.75 x 23.75 in. board

Los #: 11

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Santa Anna's March, Sheet Music Published by W.C. Peters

Santa Anna's March / To Which Is Added A Popular Melody Composed on the Battlefield of Buena Vista by an American Officer / Arranged for the Piano Forte and Inscribed to Miss Fitzgerald by W.C Peters. Copyright 1847 to W.C. Peters, published by W.C. Peters, Baltimore, Peters & Webster, Louisville

Los #: 12

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CSA General Nathan Bedford Forrest CDV, Plus Bound Report on the "Fort...

CDV of an engraving or drawing of Nathan Bedford Forrest, unmarked, undated, accompanied by an official bound volume Reports of the Committee on the Conduct of the War / Fort Pillow Massacre / Returned Prisoners, regarding the mass murder by CSA troops under General Forrest. Reports dated May 6 and

Los #: 13

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Thomas Stonewall Jackson CDV, Plus UCV 2nd Texas Brigade Reunion Program, 1916

Lot of 2, including a CDV of a painting or drawing of Stonewall Jackson on horseback and a United Confederate Veterans Second Texas Brigade program from a reunion held in Austin, Texas, June 4, 1916. Program is 6 x 9 in., 8pp

Los #: 14

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Rare CDV of Confederate Brig. Gen. James Simons

Carte published by E. Anthony ca 1861. Penciled on verso Genl Simons - Said to be the handsomest man in South Carolina. James Simons was South Carolina's Speaker of the House, a longtime politician who also held a brigadier general's commission in the state militia when war commenced. Simons

Los #: 15

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Gen. Daniel Sickles CDV and Clipped Signature

CDV by Hamilton of Boston showing Sickles as brigadier general, framed alongside clipped signature Very Truly Yours / D. Sickles; overall dimensions 9 x 13.5 in. Daniel Sickles (1825-1914) was a controversial and colorful politician, a Union general in the Civil War, and diplomat. Sickles was the

Los #: 16

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Signed CDV of Brevet Brigadier General Nathaniel Michler

Vignetted view of Nathaniel Michler, ink signed on verso, With the Compliments of N. Michler, Major of Engineers, Bvt. Colonel U.S.A., Petersburg, VA, July 28th 1865. With Alexander Gardner / Philp & Solomons, Washington, D.C. backmark. Easton, PA, native and USMA graduate, Nathaniel Michler

Los #: 17

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CDV of Maj. Gen. John Sedgwick, KIA

Los #: 18

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Civil War CDVs Featuring Cartoons of Jefferson Davis' Capture, Plus

Lot of 5 CDVs, including 3 different cartes showing cartoons depicting the capture of Jefferson Davis as he tries to escape in a dress, with the following titles printed beneath each cartoon: The Confederacy in Petticoats; A "So Called President" in Petticoats, published by Gibson & Co., Southern

Los #: 19

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CDVs of Connecticut Officer KIAs: Edward L. Porter, 18th Conn., and Seth F...

Edward L. Porter enlisted at Lincoln's first call, April 20, 1861. He was mustered into the 2nd Connecticut Vol. Infy. as a Sergeant. The following year he was promoted to 1st. Lieut., then Captain the next. He was killed less than a month after promotion at Winchester, VA, 6/15/1863. Seth F. Plumb

Los #: 20

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Civil War CDV of a Union Conscript

CDV by Cannon's, Poughkeepsie, NY, inked in the recto margin Ye Conscript, showing a man in unofficial clothing, outfitted with a canteen, mess kit, blanket, and and oilcloth bag

Los #: 21

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Civil War Tintypes, Including Unidentified Soldier & Young Boy in Uniform...

Lot of 12, including a tintype of a boy dressed in a military uniform posed with a toy rifle and a toy artillery piece; a ninth plate The Camp Scene Union case (Krainik-384) containing both a tintype of an unidentified soldier and a tintype of a man wearing a hat; a sixth plate daguerreotype of a

Los #: 22

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CDV Album of Col. Anthony Davis Bullock, With Signed Gen. Rosecrans...

High-quality brown leather album with gilt designs and cover imprint S.W. Bullock, for Sarah Wilson Bullock, wife of Anthony Davis Bullock (1824-1890). Bullock was appointed Capt. and Asst. Qtr. Master with the Commissary Department of Subsistence in the Dept. of the Ohio by Ohio Gov. William

Los #: 23

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Outdoor Albumen Photograph of Gen. Samuel W. Crawford in Virginia

Condition: Water stain along all margins. Image still very good

Los #: 24

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Albumen Photograph of Capt. J. Albert Monroe, II Corps, AoP

Oval just under 8 x 10 in. maximum diameters. Photographer's ID of H. Ulke, Washington, DC. John Albert Monroe (1836-1891) enlisted in the Rhode Island Battery after Lincoln's first call for troops in the spring of 1861. Although just twenty-years of age, he seemed to have a presence that caught the

Los #: 25

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Hand-Colored Albumen Photograph of a Connecticut Officer

5.25 x 7.25 hand-colored oval albumen print on a larger mount, penciled just below the print Beers & Mansfield, Artists / 242 Chapel St, New Haven, Ct. Housed in a period frame, 10.25 x 12.25 in. overall. The soldier appears to be wearing the stripes of a major or lieutenant colonel, and the kepi on

Los #: 26

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Six Signed Salt Print Portraits of Civil War Soldiers From Harvard College

Lot of 6. Wesley C. Sawyer, Harvard. Includes the page from a Harvard yearbook and a later post-war image. Sawyer enlisted in Oct. 1861 as a Captain in the 23rd MA Vol. Infy. He was severely wounded in March 1862 at New Berne, NC, requiring amputation of his left leg. He was then discharged in

Los #: 27

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Post-Civil War Albumen Photograph of Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside

Rare postwar view of a white-haired Burnside in uniform. Blindstamp of O.F. Douglas at lower right of print, 5 x 8 in., mounted to 9 x 12 in. Housed in a damaged period frame. Condition: Upper left corner of mount creased. Frame damaged

Los #: 28

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Postwar Silver Gelatin Enlargements of Gardner's Incidents of the War

Lot of 4. Each 10.25 x 13.25 in. on approx. 14 x 17 in. mounts. Includes: Grove Camp near Newberne, N.C.; one with rows of log cabins with chimneys; label on verso with Dead Union Soldier on the Field at Gettysburg, Showing Effect of a Shell;and on recto in lower margin: Capt. Henry Wirz

Los #: 29

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Ambrose E. Burnside Lithograph, Plus

Lot of 3, including: Brig. Gen. Burnside, lithograph published by C.D. Andrews & Co., Boston, copyright 1861; 9 x 11 in., framed to 10.75 x 12.75 in. Look Out For Squalls, hand-colored illustration from Punch, December 7, 1861; 7.5 x 10.25 in., framed to 11.75 x 14.5 in. Burnside at Fredericksburg

Los #: 30

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Civil War Soldier's Letter Featuring Illustration of Bombardment of Fort Sumter

Condition: Very good

Los #: 31

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Datum: 05.03.2015