A great CDV of an Union officer with a hard to find Vicksburg backmark. This waist up shot is very clear and you can really see his eagle buckle. The backmark is "Needles & Bishop, No. 6 Washington Street, Vicksburg, Miss.".
A very nice image of General Lovell Harrison Rousseau. General Rousseau started his military career in the Mexican War as Captain of the 2nd Indiana Volunteers and served with gallantry. He mustered into the Union army as Colonel of the 3rd Kentucky. He was promoted to Brigadier General on October 1, 1861 and Major General October 22, 1862. At Shiloh he commanded a brigade of D.C. Buell's army and at Perryville gallantly led a division of Alexander McCook's corps. Subsequently, he succeeded to Divisional command in G.H. Thomas' Army of the Cumberland, serving with distinction at Stone's River, Tullahoma campaign, and at the end of the Chickamauga campaign. From November, 1863 until November, 1865, General Rousseau had command of the districts of Nashville and of Tennessee, the later with headquarters at Murfreesboro. He resigned in 1865 to take a seat in Congress. He returned to military duty after the war and accepted Alaska from the Russians after the purchase and succeeded General Sheridan as commander of the department of Louisiana. He died in New Orleans in 1869. The image has an "A.S. Morse, Photographer, Dep't of the Cumberland, Branch of Hd Qrs, 25 Cedar Street, Nashville, Tenn." backmark.
A nice CDV of 7th Rhode Island Infantry drummer boy identified as Franklin B. Holland. The image has Holland holding drum sticks with his drum at his feet. The rim of the drum is tinted red and his pants have a blue tint. On the back of the CDV written in ink is "F.B.Holland - Co. G - 7th Regt - R.I.V.". The 7th Rhode Island Infantry was in the 9th Corp and fought at Fredericksburg, Mud March, Vicksburg, Jackson, Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, and participated in the Appomattox campaign.
A great photo of General J.E.B. Stuart. This neat photograph is CDV size and was purchased in Great Britain. This image has General Stuart in all his glory. You can see his hat, sword, and boots. It is the pose we all like to see. The image is on less thick paper than a regular CDV something the Europeans seemed to do.
A great CDV of the battle flags of the 75th New York Infantry. The flags are in pretty poor condition as is usual for these type photos. The back mark is Harter's Fine Art Gallery - 83 Genesee St., Auburn, N.Y.. A great image for your collection!
A great CDV of General J. B. McPhereson with a Vicksburg backmark! General McPhereson was very active in the Vicksburg campaign and had this photo taken by Barr & Young, Army Photographers, Palace of Art, Vicksburg, Mississippi as noted on the backmark. General McPhereson was killed in the Atlanta campaign in 1864. This CDV has great clarity and has General McPhereson as a Major General. Great photo!
Incredible Large Photo of 15th PA. Cavalry Reunion
Item #: 11377
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A incredible photo of a reunion of the 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry at their reunion in 1907. This photo is hugh! The photo itself is approximately 19 1/2 inches by 14 1/4 inches. The card board backing is approximately 25 3/4 inches by 19 7/8 inches. Written on the left corner of the backboard is "Glen Eyrie, August 21, 1907 - Re-Union 15th PA. Cavalry with the Compliments of General Palmer". A large group of 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry veterans surrounding three ladies comprise the bulk of this photo and a dog sits in front of the group. There are at least four flags in the photo. All look to be of Civil War vintage. There is a tear in the backing but not the photo on the right hand side. If you like Civil War veteran photos, this is one to own!
A great CDV of a house on Fair Oaks battle field that was used as a hospital by Hooker's Division. You can see soldiers in the windows and at the door. The photo is by Matthew Brady. Written on the back is "Brady's Album Gallery, No. 480, Frame House on Fair Oaks Battle Field - Used as a Hospital by Hooker's Division". Great outdoor Civil War CDV!
A great CDV of a zouave officer holding a musical horn. It looks like there are second lieutenant shoulder insigna on the zouave coat. The officer is wearing the zouave baggy pants. Unfortunately there is no backmark on the CDV. Band members holding horns and drums are are to find but zouave bad members are extremely tough to find!
A great CDV of Christ Church located in Alexandria, Virginia. The back mark is "Bowdoin, Taylor & Co., 204 King, Cor. Columbus Street, Alexandria, Va". Written in pencil on the back of the CDV is "Christ Church, Alexandria, Virginia. Where Washington worshiped and where his pew can be seen". A great early Civil War photograph.
A great CDV of Major Frank M. Spencer, C.S.A. Spencer was raised in Maryland and Washington, D.C. At 15 he worked in his uncle Samuel Bacon's grocery store in Washington City for one year as a clerk. For several years after that he worked as a clerk in a land office in Washington for several years. in 1860, he was admitted to the bar in Washington, D.C.
In 1861, he traveled to Texas and joined the Confederate States army as a private with Crums Texas Battalion that became part of the 15th Texas Calvary. He was promoted to Major in 1862 and served as paert of the Staff Officers Corp, Division & Brigade Staff under Brigadier General M.D. Ector's "Texas Brigade" until 1865. Major battles Spencer participated in were Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Atlanta, Richmond, Kentucky, Hood's winter operations in Tennessee, and the last battles in North Carolina.
Written on the front of the CDV is "Maj. Spencer, C.S.A.". The photograph was taken by Fredricks & Co., New York. Written in period ink on the back of the carte is "Very Respectfully Yr.Obt. Svt. - Frank M. Spencer, Galveston, Texas". A three cent green stamp is on the back of the carte dating this CDV to no later than 1866.
A great Civil War period photograph of the State Capitol in Columbus, Ohio. Note the carriages and wagons parked in front of the Ohio capitol. The back mark is "Mosure & Harrington - No. 1, Post Office Arcade, Columbus, Ohio". Don't miss this great carte de viste!
A wonderful photograph of a Virginia Confederate veteran! This great photograph has a veteran wearing his UCV uniform with a Southern Cross and a hat with lots of neat stuff on it. His gray hat has a UCV celluloid badge which is the hanger from a Charlottesville, Virginia state encampment badge. Under the celluloid is a hat piece that says "H - 16th (?) VA. INFT". The third image is computer enhansed to be able to see the hat pieces more clearly. Don't miss this great photograph!!
A nice photograph of Isic Peller, Confederate veteran. Mr. Peller is wearing a Southern Cross and a South Carolina state UCV badge. He is sitting in a chair holding a cane. On the back of the photograph is written in pencil "Isic Peller, Gaffney, South Carolina".
Large Photo Robt. Ferrell, 2nd Virginia Cavalry CS
Item #: 11089
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An early 1900s copy of an albumen of Robert C. Ferrell, Co. K, 2nd Virginia Cavalry, CSA. This is an early war photograph with Ferrell wearing a helmet (I bet he lost that fast!). He is also wearing a CS oval belt plate. This reprint is a pre silver emulsion reprint. It has a yellow cast much like CDVs or albumen photographs indicating an early copy. His name and unit is in pencil on the back of the photo. The photo is approximately 6 inches by 8 inches. You won't be able to find a period photo of a Confederate for this price!