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The Civil War
Stereos


3331 - THE SOLDIERS HOME WASHINGTON, DC, Stereo by Bell and Brothers Washington, DC. A 1871 view of this famous home for the disabled soldiers of the Civil War. A history of the home on a paper label on verso. A nice early view with soldiers on the lawn standing near several artillery pieces. Very fine. Quite an early view of this famous home....................$65.00



3332 - THE SOLDIERS HOME IN WASHINGTON, DC
, Albumen photo 3.5" X 4.0", view of the large building at the Washington Soldier's Home in Washington, DC. Cir. 1880, a home for displaced and disabled soldiers. Very fine..............................................
$49.00

3333 - THE CLASSIC VIEW OF FREDERICKSBURG, O'Sullivan negative, from Alexander Gardner's 1865 Sketchbook. Plate #30, FREDERICKSBURG, 7" X 9" on the original Gardner mount. Accompanied by the attached text page from the scrapbook. It reads as such Text and photograph from Gardner's Photographic Sketchbook of the War, Vol. II. Negative by Timothy H. O'Sullivan, text and positive by Alexander Gardner. Just below the falls of the Rappahannock, and midway between Washington and Richmond, is the city of Fredericksburg, the scene of some of the most thrilling events of the war. Nestled in a valley of unsurpassed fertility, its people had surrounded their homes with elegance, and enjoyed all that affluence could secure. The citizens were zealous advocates of secession, and, in 1861, the city was made a rendezvous for Confederate troops; but the first year of the war passed without a blow to mar its peaceful beauty. General Augur, in April, 1862, surprised and captured the place, which remained in our possession till the middle of summer, when Pope's retreat from Cedar Mountain necessitated its abandonment. In November, the Army of the Potomac marched down from the Antietam campaign, but owing to delay in occupying the heights commanding the city; failed in capturing it and encamped upon the bills north of the river, where the troops went into winter quarters, the Confederates, meanwhile fortifying the Fredericksburg heights, and rendering the position impregnable to assault. On the night of the 10th of December, the movements for an attack commenced. The artillery was planted along the river bank opposite the city, and about three o'clock on the morning of the 11th the pontoon train came down to the river. The engineers had constructed bridges about halfway across the stream, when the Confederate sharpshooters opened a severe fire from the houses and rifle pits, when was returned by our artillery, numbering about seventy guns. The bombardment lasted throughout the day, with frequent intervals to, enable the engineers to resume work, but who were invariably driven off with considerable loss, until late in the afternoon, when a storming party crossed in boats and drove out the riflemen. A small portion of the troops occupied the town that night, and next day was followed by the whole army, the Confederates offering no resistance except by occasional shots from their artillery on the heights. The troops were formed for assault, with the right resting on the Rappahannock, one mile above the city, the lines extending in a semi-circle around the town to a point three miles below, where the left also joined the river. Early on the morning of the 13th, the battle commenced; lasting all day, with fearful loss on our side, and night closing the struggle with both armies occupying the same positions taken in the morning. Sunday and Monday passed without anything transpiring except skirmishing along the lines, and Monday night, under cover of a pitiless storm of rain and sleet, our troops returned to their camps. During the Wilderness campaign the city was again occupied by the Union army for a short time. The ruin, commenced in the battle of December, was complete before the close of the war, and at the termination of hostilities little remained of the city but deserted houses and tottering walls; but now business is resumed with an activity that betokens a brilliant future. Sharp and with excellent contrast........................................$750.00



9007 - A CIVIL WAR VIEW OF THE CAPITAL DOME BEING BUILT IN WASHINGTON, Stereo card. A view taken during the Civil War while the giant dome was being constructed. During the war the capital building was used as a military barracks. A view from the rear of the capital. Very good.............................................................SOLD

9008 - A VIEW OF THE POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT IN WASHINGTON, Stereo card. Published by Bell & Brothers, Washington, DC. c. 1868. A large format view of the Post Office Department in Washington. Robert Mills designed the General Post Office, completed in 1842. Thomas U. Walter oversaw the General Post Office's expansion from in 1855 to 1866. The General Post Office moved out in 1897. The General Land Office was a tenant from 1897 to 1917. Fine..................................................................$85.00

9009 - QUARLES' MILL ON THE NORTH ANNA WHERE A PORTION OF THE 5TH CORPS CROSSED UNDER GENERAL WARREN, MAY 23RD, 1864, Stereo card. Gardner, Army of the Potomac, negative by O'Sullivan, fine..................................................$95.00

9010 - CAMP LIFE AT CAMP WINFIELD SCOTT NEAR YORKTOWN, MAY 3RD, 1862, Stereo card. Gardner's Gallery, Negative by Gibson. Several soldiers sit at a table eating with several correspondents, fine.................................................$125.00



4510 - ROBERT E. LEE IN MEMORIAL
, Stereo by Kilburn, dated 1888, a from life pose of lee within a wreath showing him in uniform, quite nice small photos of Lee, beige cardstock..................................................
$165.00

4511 - ROBERT E. LEE IN MEMORIAL, Stereo by Underwood and Underwood, Lee in the center surrounded by flowers, cannon below, dated 1904, another version of this popular memorial card, gray cardstock.........................$95.00

2020 - AN EMBALMING SURGEON AT WORK, Stereo, Taylor & Huntington, View #2531. A view of Dr. Richard Burr, Surgeon, Army of the James embalming a dead soldier sometimes in 1863. His field table was set up on two wooden barrels. New embalming techniques that had been developed in the United States just before the Civil War were widely used during the conflict, and embalmers often followed the army in the field in order to preserve corpses for distant families. Professional embalmers, however, were often viewed with suspicion, and many were accused of unethical practices and of charging exorbitant rates. One Northern journalist described an embalmer who was following Union troops during the Peninsula Campaign of 1862 in less than flattering terms: "He was a sedate, grave person, and when I saw him, standing over the nude...corpse, he reminded me of the implacable vulture...His battery and tube were pulsing like ones heart and lungs, and the subject was being drained at the neck...'If you could only make him breathe, Professor,' said an officer standing by. The dry skin of the embalmer broke into chalky dimples, and he grinned very much as a corpse might do: 'Ah!' he said, 'then there would be money made." Very scarce.............................................$450.00

2021  - AN EMBALMING BUILDING NEAR FREDERICKSBURG, Stereo, orange mount, Taylor and Huntington, View #2529. Signs indicate it was operated by a Dr. Bunnel. He operated near Fredericksburg, VA., and embalmed several hundred bodies after the first Battle of Fredericksburg that was sent north for burial. This photo is attributed to Mathew Brady taken in December 1862. Very fine................$295.00


5011 - THE AMERICAN DELEGATES TO THE TREATY WASHINGTON OF 1871, 5" X 6" photo, identified from left to right General Robert Schenck, Hamilton Fish, Justice Nelson, E. R. Hoar, Judge Williams, G. C. Bancroft Davis. In early 1871, the British government sent Sir John Rose to the United States to ascertain whether negotiations to settle the Northwestern boundary dispute would be acceptable to President Ulysses S. Grant. The U.S. government through the adroit and diplomatic abilities of Grant's Secretary of State, Hamilton Fish, cordially received his advances and, on January 26, Sir Edward Thornton, the British Minister at Washington formally proposed the appointment of a joint high commission to meet in Washington to resolve the dispute. The United States readily consented, provided the the differences growing out of the Civil War be among the subjects to be considered. The British government promptly accepted the American proviso and the president appointed commissioners. The Treaty of Washington had a significant effect on the United States' long term relationship with Canada, and Britain. With the demilitarization of the U.S. - Canadian border, the resolution of outstanding issues via the Treaty of Washington, and the industrialization of the Great Lakes region, war between the United States, and Canada and/or Britain became highly unlikely. The treaty laid the foundation for a The Great Rapprochement or convergence of interests between Britain and the United States. In agreeing to Macdonald's inclusion to the British delegation as well as his title of prime minister of the Dominion of Canada, the treaty also had the effect of de facto recognition by the United States of the Dominion............................................................$49.00


3310 - CONFEDERATE PRESIDENT JEFFERSON DAVIS' HOUSE IN RICHMOND, VIRGINIA: 1201 E. CLAY STREET, 1865, wet plate albumen, 3" X 3" on cardstock backing, period albumen showing Davis' residence in Richmond. A Union soldier stands in the front with crossed legs. Built in 1818 as the residence of Dr. John Brockenbrough, this National Historic Landmark is best known as the executive mansion for the Confederate States of America, 1861 - 1865. President  Jefferson Davis and is family lived here until Confederate forces evacuated Richmond on 2 April 1865. After serving five years as the headquarters of Federal occupation troops, the house became one of Richmond's first public schools. In 1890, the Confederate Memorial Literary Society saved the mansion from destruction between 1896 and 1976 used it as the Confederate Museum. The Society restored the house to its wartime appearance and reopened it to the public in 1988. Fine, slight negative blem..........................................................$95.00

OFFICERS OF THE KEARSARGE AFTER SINKING THE ALABAMA

31434 - USS KEARSARGE SHIP'S OFFICERS POSE ON DECK, AT CHERBOURG, FRANCE, SOON AFTER HER 19 JUNE 1864 VICTORY OVER CSS ALABAMA, 6" X 7" wet plate albumen on cardstock. Her Commanding Officer, Captain John A. Winslow, is 3rd from left, wearing a uniform of the 1862 pattern. Other officers are generally dressed in uniforms of 1863 - 64 types. View looks aft on the port side. At left is Kearsarge's after XI-inch Dahlgren pivot gun, with its training tracks on the deck alongside.. Those present are (from left to right): Chief Engineer William H. Cushman; Surgeon John M. Browne; Captain John A. Winslow; Acting Master's Mate Ezra Bartlett; Paymaster's Clerk Daniel B. Sargent; Lieutenant Commander James S. Thornton, Executive Officer; 2nd Assistant Engineer William H. Badlam; 3rd Assistant Engineer Henry McConnell; Acting Master James R. Wheeler; Boatswain James C. Walton; 3rd Assistant Engineer Sidney L. Smith; Gunner Franklin A. Graham; Acting Master's Mate Charles C. Danforth; Acting Master Eben M. Stoddard; 3rd Assistant Engineer Frederick L. Miller; and Paymaster Joseph A. Smith. The original glass negative is held by the Library of Congress. Actual photographer unknown but Francois Rondin had taken numerous poses of the crew after the battle in Cherbourg but this view is assumed not to be one of his known poses. Image shown in "Photographic History of the Civil War" Vol. 4 page 146. Fine, good contrast.............................................................$895.00


2069 - THE DEAD AT CULPS HILL, GETTYSBURG, Stereo card by Mumper of Gettysburg, with old J. A. Danner Museum stamp on verso, an unusually sharp and clear view of the Confederate dead lying in front of a barricade-Culps Hill...During the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1 - 3, 1863, Culp's Hill was a critical part of the Union Army defensive line, the principal feature of the right flank, or "barbed" portion of what is described as the "fish-hook" line. Holding the hill was by itself unimportant because its heavily wooded sides made it unsuitable for artillery placement, but its loss would have been catastrophic to the Union Army. It dominated Cemetery Hill and the Baltimore Pike, the latter being critical for keeping the Union army supplied and for blocking any Confederate advance on Baltimore or Washington, D.C. Yellow mount, fine...............................................................................SOLD


5010 - THE MCLEAN HOUSE, WHERE LEE SURRENDERED
, Stereo by Taylor & Huntington, the site of Lee's surrender to General Grant on April 9th, 1865 at Appomattox, VA. The house where the signing of the end of the war near Appomattox Court House took place. Orange card stock, a mint card....................................
SOLD

5011 - A REBEL SOLDIER KILLED IN THE TRENCHES AT PETERSBURG, Stereo taken by Anthony, orange mount. A graphic view of blood issued from the soldier's mouth and nose the result of being hit in his head by a shell fragment. The photo being taken the day after the storming of Petersburg April 2nd, 1865, [View #319]. Fine..............$250.00

5012 - GETTYSBURG, THE DEAD AT CULP'S HILL, Stereo by Mumper of Gettysburg. The scene shows forest in bkg. with visible breastworks of logs. In the foreground are about 8 - 10 bodies. Culp's Hill was a critical part of the Union defense line. Over the three Days of battle July 1 - 3, 1863 some 2,800 Confederate attackers and 1,000 Union defenders perished at this location. Orange mount, very fine with excellent contrast. One of the better Gettysburg views........................................................SOLD

5015 - THE OLD CAPITAL PRISON, WHERE THE ASSASSINS OF LINCOLN WERE IMPRISONED, Stereo by Anthony of the Washington City View series, #2983. With the start of the Civil War in 1861, the Union repurchased the building to use as a prison for captured Confederates, as well as political prisoners, Union officers convicted of insubordination, and local prostitutes. Many people arrested following the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln were also held here. These included Dr. Samuel Mudd, Mary Surratt, Louis Weichmann, and John T. Ford, owner of Ford's Theater, where Lincoln was shot. The adjoining row of houses, Duff Green's Row, was also used as part of the prison. Famous inmates of the prison included Rose Greenhow, Belle Boyd, John Mosby, and Henry Wirz, who was hanged in the yard of the prison. Yellow mount, fine.........................................................$250.00


11231 - WHERE MCPHERSON WAS KILLED AND THE RAISING OF THE OLD FLAG AT FORT SUMTER, Taylor and Huntington, 4.5" X 7.0", single albumen with text on either side of blue imprinted card, THE WAR FOR THE UNION PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY 1861-1865. [a] the site near Atlanta where McPherson ride into Paddy Cleburne's lines and was killed, albumen 3.25" X 3.0", [b] the raising of the flag again at Fort Sumter April 14th, 1865 showing the interior of the fort with Henry Ward Beecher giving the oration, albumen 3.0" X 3.25", light tone, fine, Copyrighted blind stamped on bottom of albumens hardly noticeable, two photos on one card.....................................................$295.00

11232 - FORT SUMTER, THE EXTERIOR WALL AFTER THE BOMBARDMENT BY THE MONITORS AND THE MARSHALL HOUSE WHERE ELLSWORTH WAS KILLED, Taylor and Huntington, 4.5" X 7.0", single albumen with text on either side of blue imprinted card, THE WAR FOR THE UNION PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY 1861-1865. [a] a view of the exterior wall at Fort Sumter showing a blown up canon and other debris taken after Union troops recaptured the fort. The destruction was caused by the batteries on Morris Island and the monitors. The albumen is 3" X 3.25", [b] the Marshall house where Colonel Ellsworth was killed by Jackson and was immediately bayoneted by Brownell. Albumen is 3.25" X 4.0". Light tone, fine. Copyrighted, blind stamped on bottom of albumen hardly noticeable. Two photos on one card........................................................$275.00

11233 - A DEAD CONFEDERATE SOLDIER AT PETERSBURG AND AN ARMY PONTOON BRIDGE IN VIRGINIA, Taylor and Huntington, 4.5" X 7.0", single albumen with text on either side of blue imprinted card, THE WAR FOR THE UNION PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY 1861-1865. [a] a dead Confederate soldier with blood on his face lying in the trenches at Petersburg killed after trying to leave their works, one of the better close-up views at Petersburg, albumen is 3" X 3.25". [b] a view of pontoon bridge in Virginia, albumen size 3.0" X 32.5", good photos, card slightly trimmed at bottom. Copyrighted, blind stamped on bottom of albumens hardly noticeable. Two photos on one card.............................................................$295.00

11234 - THE DOUBLE TURRETED MONITOR ONONDAGA IN THE JAMES RIVER AND THE FIRST WAGON TRAIN TO ENTER PETERSBURG AFTER THE SURRENDER, Taylor and Huntington, 4.5" X 7.0", single albumen with text on either side of blue imprinted card, THE WAR FOR THE UNION PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY 1861-1865. [a] a scarce view of the double turreted monitor ONONDAGA in the James River off City Point, albumen 3.0" X 3.25". [b] a long convoy of wagons entering Petersburg after the capture on April 2nd, 1865, albumen 3" X 4", light tone. Copyrighted, blind stamped on bottom of albumens hardly noticeable. Two photos on one card...............................................$275.00

11235 - DEAD CONFEDERATE LAID OUT FOR BURIAL AND THE SIGNAL TOWER BEFORE PETERSBURG, Taylor and Huntington, 4.5" X 7.0", single albumen with text on either side of blue imprinted card, THE WAR FOR THE UNION PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY 1861-1865. [a] dead Rebel soldiers from Ewell's Corps laid out for burial at Spotsylvania May 19th, 1864 albumen is 3.25" X 3.5". [b] signal tower before Petersburg, text describes the use of signal flags in these towers, albumen 3" X 3.25", light age tone. Copyrighted, blind stamped on bottom of albumens hardly noticeable. Two photos on one card...........................................................SOLD

11236 - DISINTERRING THE REMAINS OF SOLDIERS AND A VIEW OF CITY POINT, VA, Taylor and Huntington, 4.5" X 7.0", single albumen with text on either side of blue imprinted card, THE WAR FOR THE UNION PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY 1861-1865. [a] the classic view of bones and skulls being disinterred at Cold Harbor, VA, being loaded on skids for reburial, albumen is 3.25" X 3.5". [b] a view of the railroad yard at City Point, VA at Grant's command headquarters during the siege of Petersburg. The albumen is 3.25" X 3.5", light age tone. Copyrighted, blind stamped on bottom of albumens hardly noticeable. Two photos on one card, a rare view....................................................$395.00

112311 - THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE 6TH CORPS GENERAL WRIGHT'S TENT AND A BOMBPROOF RESTAURANT NEAR THE PETERSBURG LINES, Taylor and Huntington, 4.5" X 7.0", single albumen with text on either side of blue imprinted card, THE WAR FOR THE UNION PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY 1861-1865, [a] General Wright seated in front of his decorated tent with the 6th Corps flag, albumen 3.25" X 3.5", [b] a restaurant bombproof near the Petersburg siege lines serving fruit and oysters, albumen 3.25" X 4.0", slight bottom trim, small chip to left edge. Copyrighted blind stamped on bottom of albumens hardly noticeable. Two photos on one card...........................................................$250.00


7037 - WHERE GENERAL LEE SURRENDERED, APPOMATTOX, Stereo card, Kilburn Brothers, yellow mount, view the apple trees legend states that Lee and Grant met under but actually Lee awaited Grant near these trees before entering the McLean House for the signing of the surrender. Very fine.....................SOLD

7038 - NEWCOMERS MILL NEAR ANTIETAM, A FEDERAL HOSPITAL AFTER THE BATTLE OF ANTIETAM, Stereo card by Alexander Gardner, Card #582, Photographic Incidents of the War. The Newcomer House was built by Christopher Orndorff in the late 1780s as part of a thriving mill complex and farm astride the Boonsboro Pike where the Middle Bridge spans Antietam Creek. The house gets its present day name from Joshua Newcomer who owned the property during the 1862 Battle of Antietam. The photograph shown above was taken by Alexander Gardner in 1862. The barn in the upper left-hand corner of the photo is still standing today and the Newcomer House can be seen in the far background of the photo, off to the right. No major fighting took place on the Newcomer property during the battle but it did witness some skirmishing, long range artillery, and counter-battery firing. After the battle, Alexander Gardner took numerous photographs around the Middle Bridge which show various parts of the Newcomer property. The mill and house, as well as the barn and outbuildings were used as makeshift hospitals for the Federal army in the days and weeks after the battle. Joshua Newcomer was never able to financially recover from the damage to his property. He sold the property and business a few years later. Paper label intact on verso, two right corners of mount tipped unaffecting the albumen, mounting traits on verso, a scarce Gardner view..........................................................$275.00



6168 - THE WOUNDED AT FREDERICKSBURG, VA
, Stereo by Anthony. Orange mount, view #2507. Wounded Federal soldiers seated and lying next to a building at Fredericksburg, normal rubbing at corners..........................................
$225.00


6171 - VIEW OF THE PONTOON BRIDGE OVER THE JAMES RIVER
, Stereo by Anthony. View #2465, yellow mount. View near Jones Landing, VA near Richmond, ships on the James in the distance. Very fine..........................................
$135.00

6174 - INTERIOR OF REDOUBT ZABRISKIE ON COBB'S HILL, WOUNDED REBEL PICKET IN FOREGROUND, REBEL PICKET HILL IN DISTANCE, Stereo by Anthony. This view is titled Interior of Redoubt Zabriskie on Cobb's Hill; wounded rebel picket in the foreground; Rebel picket hill in the distance, and is number 2567 in the Anthony series. Cobb's Hill was located near the mouth of the Appomattox River where it runs into the James River near Hopewell, Virginia, south of Richmond. It had redoubt fortifications as well as a large signal tower. Although labeled as a wounded soldier, undoubtedly he was dead at the time this photo was taken. Yellow mount. Very fine.......................................$295.00

6175 - THE FORTIFIED BRIDGE OVER THE CUMBERLAND RIVER ON THE LOUISVILLE AND NASHVILLE RR, Stereo by Anthony. View #2642, originally a covered bridge, then fortified, destroyed during Hood's invasion of Nashville [1864], yellow mount, very fine................................................$165.00

6176 - LIBBY PRISON, RICHMOND, Stereo by Anthony. View #2727, orange mount, situated on the James River in Richmond; this building was the warehouse of Libby and Sons, ship chandlers, before the Civil War. Outside of Andersonville, Libby Prison was perhaps the most famous Confederate Prison. Wet plate, albumen stereo photographs, mounted to 7 X 3 1/2 orange card mount. Shows team of mules hitched together in the foreground, one at the front has an American flag attached to its harness. Group of Union soldiers can be seen gathered at the corner of the building. Imprint on the front. This view was taken upon the fall of Richmond in 1865. Fine.......................................................$125.00

6177 - BOMBPROOF AT FORT BURNHAM, Stereo by Anthony. View #2566, Fort Burnham, Virginia. The former Confederate Fort Harrison. "Federal soldiers in front of bomb-proof headquarters." Photographs from the main Eastern Theater of war, the Army of the James, June 1864 - April 1865. Fine...................$125.00

6179 - GREAT SIEGE TRAIN AT YORKTOWN, Stereo by Anthony. View #2358, orange mount. A great siege train of Union ordnance of mortars and field guns en-route to the siege of Confederate fortifications at Yorktown. Very fine..................................$125.00



6221 - ANTIETAM, ARMY BLACKSMITH AND FORGE, SEPTEMBER 1862
, Stereo, War Photograph and Exhibition Co. Each battery of artillery had a rolling forge. This Antietam view shows the forge and blacksmith at work in the field..........................
SOLD


6223 - CHATTANOOGA
, Stereo by John C. Taylor, great view of Union soldiers seated before tents at Monument Camp looking up the Tennessee River, Western theater stereos are scarce, orange mounts. Very fine...........................................
$195.00


51125 - GRAND REVIEW OF THE ARMIES OF GRANT AND SHERMAN IN WASHINGTON, Stereo card by Anthony, the Army of the Potomac looking up Pennsylvania Ave., Major general Parks and the 9th Army Corps passing in review, View #3315. Very good, yellow mount...................................................$145.00


12075 - VIEW OF THE DEAD AT THE WHEATFIELD AT GETTYSBURG
, Stereo by Topton of Gettysburg, PA. One of the more popular views of Confederate soldiers laying in the Wheatfield at Gettysburg. Fine.............................................
$175.00

12076 - FORT DAMNATION, INSIDE THE REBEL FORT AT FORT MAHONE, Stereo by Anthony, View #3183. A very scarce view of a Rebel soldier laying behind the earthworks and wooden obstructions before Petersburg. A really nice card and very scarce..................................$350.00

12077 - BOMBPROOFS, EARTHWORKS, FORT DAMNATION, TWO DEAD REBELS IN THE TRENCH, Stereo by Anthony, View #3182. Two dead Confederates lay in the trench behind the breastworks, tunnels to in several directions. A very scarce view. Choice card..........................................$350.00

1109 - THE DESTRUCTION OF THE DECK OF THE CSS TEASER AFTER BEING STRUCK BY A 100# RIFLED SHELL, Stereo card by Gardner, taken by Gibson, incidents of War #483. CSS TEASER had been the aging Georgetown, D.C., tug YORK RIVER built at Philadelphia. Purchased at Richmond by the State of Virginia in 1861, she was assigned to the naval forces in the James River with Lt. J. H. Rochelle, Virginia State Navy, in command. Upon the secession of that State TEASER became a part of the Confederate Navy and continued to operate in Virginia waters. With Lt. W. A. Webb, CSN, in command, she took an active part in the battle of Hampton Roads, VA, on 8 - 9 March 1862, acting as tender to CSS VIRGINIA. She received the thanks of the Congress of the Confederate States for this action. TEASER was a pioneer "aircraft carrier" (balloon ship); she also became a pioneer minelayer when ordered 17 June to assist Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. Under Lt. H. Davidson, CSN, she was used by the Confederate Naval Submarine Battery Service to plant and service "torpedoes" (mines) in the James River. While engaging MARATANZA at Haxall's on the James 4 July 1862, a Union shell blew up TEASER'S boiler and forced her crew to abandon ship. When seized by MARATANZA, TEASER was carrying on board a balloon for aerial reconnaissance of Union positions at City Point and Harrison's Landing. TEASER was taken into the Federal Navy, and sold at Washington, D.C. on 24 June 1865. A RARE VIEW...............................................$395.00


1027 - BURYING THE DEAD AT FREDERICKSBURG, VA, Stereo card, pair of wet plate, albumen photographs, mounted to 7 X 3 3/8, orange card mount with imprint. The War for the Union. Photographic History. Backmark: War Views. Bodies laid out for interment at the burial ground, Fredericksburg, VA. No. 2509. Published by E. & H. T. Anthony, New York. Light age toning and wear. Very fine..............................................$250.00

1028 - DEAD REBEL IN THE TRENCHES AT PETERSBURG, Stereo, pair of wet plate, albumen photographs, mounted to 6 7/8 X 3 3/8, orange card mount, with imprint, E. & H. T. Anthony & Co., 591 Broadway, New York. Backmark: War Views. A dead Rebel Soldier, barefooted, killed by a shell, which tore his side out. The entrails are protruding from his side. This View was taken in the Trenches before Petersburg, VA, April 2nd, 1865, and shows a foot passage half way up the side. No. 3185. Published by E. & H. T. Anthony & Co., New York. Choice condition. One of the rarer Petersburg dead Rebel images..........................$295.00

1030 - SHERMAN AND HIS STAFF AT ATLANTA, (1820-1891) Stereo, Graduated #6 in the West Point class of 1840. Rising to be one of the Union's most renowned military leaders, Sherman saw action at 1st Bull Run, Shiloh, Chickasaw Bluffs, Arkansas Post, Vicksburg, Missionary Ridge, Atlanta, the infamous March to the Sea, and the 1865 Carolina's campaign. He received the surrender of Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston's Army at Greensboro, N.C. on April 26, 1865. Sherman continued in the Regular Army after the war and became a Lieutenant General on July 25, 1866, and Full General, on March 4, 1869. Stereo view. Pair of wet plate, albumen photographs, mounted to 7 X 3 1/4, yellow card mount. Excellent view of Major General William T. Sherman and his officers standing next to cannon in the trenches before Atlanta, GA. Backmark: War Views. Maj. Gen. Sherman and Staff. This view was taken in the Trenches before Atlanta, GA. Published by E. & H. T. Anthony & Co., New York. Light age toning and corner wear. Very fine. Scarce. Very desirable image.................................................................$495.00

1031 - GENERAL WILLIAM T. SHERMAN, Stereo view. Pair of wet plate, albumen photographs, mounted to 6 3/4 X 3 1/4, yellow card mount. Excellent seated view in uniform with rank of major general. Backmark: Prominent Portraits. Maj. Gen'l W. T. Sherman, U.S.A. Published by E. & H. T. Anthony & Co., New York. Light age toning and corner wear. Very fine. Scarce.................................................................$325.00

9222 - THE LAST TRAIN REMOVING INHABITANTS FROM ATLANTA, Stereo card by John Taylor, railroad cars loaded with people at the Atlanta depot. Sept. 11, 1864: Atlanta families began registering with Union authorities for their removal from the city, upon orders from Union General William T. Sherman, who intended to use Atlanta as his military base while his army recovered and re-supplied after the Atlanta Campaign. Over the next nine days, 446 families and their furniture and household goods were loaded into Union Army covered wagons and onto boxcars and moved southward to Rough and Ready (yes there was a town with that name, see it on an 1864 Clayton County map). There, Atlanta refugees were met by Confederate forces that transported them to Lovejoy's Station, where they caught trains to Macon and other locations. A total of 79 slaves accompanied their masters, though most ex-slaves decided to stay with the Union Army. Very fine.............................................................$165.00


9223 - DEAD REBEL ARTILLERYMAN AT PETERSBURG, VA
, Stereo card by Taylor and Huntington. A view of two Confederate artillerymen laying dead on April 2nd, 1865. An artillery sponge lies in the foreground. Sharp and clear and one of the scarcer Petersburg view. Very fine............................................
$245.00


5058 - THE DEAD AT SPOTSYLVANIA, Stereo card. Confederate dead laid for burial near Mrs. Alsop's House, May 20th, 1864 by O'Sullivan. Yellow mount, "Picturesque View", nice contrast to card, one of the more popular of the Spotsylvania views, O'Sullivan #722. A nice image........................$250.00



12172 - BUILDING A PONTOON BRIDGE BEAUFORT, SC MARCH 1862
, Stereo view, Union soldiers at work building a pontoon bridge at Beaufort, SC in March 1862. A Federal transport ship is seen in the distance. A earlier stereo than the often seen Taylor & Huntington later view..............................
$150.00



12173 - SAVAGE STATION, VA JUNE 27TH, 1862
, Stereo view, teamsters with wagons, railroad box cars to the rear, horses tethered in the field. McClellan's Headquarters, Army of the Potomac Peninsular Campaign. The Battle of Savage's Station took place on June 29, 1862, in Henrico County, Virginia, as fourth of the Seven Days Battles (Peninsula Campaign) of the American Civil War. The main body of the Union Army of the Potomac began a general withdrawal toward the James River. Confederate Brig. Gen. John B. Magruder pursued along the railroad and the Williamsburg Road and struck Maj. Gen. Edwin Vose Sumner's II Corps (the Union rearguard) with three brigades near Savage's Station, while Maj. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's divisions were stalled north of the Chicahominy River. Union forces continued to withdraw across White Oak Swamp, abandoning supplies and more than 2,500 wounded soldiers in a field hospital.......................................
$150.00


STEREO PHOTOGRAPHY

618 - GRANTS TROOP SUPPLIES ON THE WAY FROM CITY POINT, Stereo by Anthony. Mules drawing a covered wagon going back to camp from the commissary depot at City Point. Orange mounts, early war period stereo.......................................$115.00




619 - TROOPS CROSSING THE RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER AT GERMANIA FORD
, Stereo by Taylor & Huntington. Orange mount, troops and wagons crossing the Rappahannock River, May 4th, 1864 on a pontoon bridge. Fine................................
$125.00




620 - JAMES RIVER PONTOON BRIDGE
, Stereo by Anthony. Orange mount, 1864 view of an opened pontoon bridge for allowing steamers to pass. Very fine..........................
$95.00





621 - VIEW FROM THE BREASTWORKS AT FORT SEDGWICK
, Stereo by Anthony. Yellow mount, view of the breastworks and stakes in the ground defending Fort Sedgwick. Sharp photos..........................................
$100.00



622 - BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS AT FRESIER'S FARM
, Stereo by Taylor. Several officers standing near horses at Butler's Headquarters. Orange mount has a bend which really does not affect the panel.................................
$65.00




623 - BUTLER AT DUTCH GAP
, Stereo by Anthony. Orange mount, view of the construction of the Dutch Gap Canal, dam and railroad tracks to move out the soil...........................
$95.00


624 - A SCARCE PHOTO OF BELL ISLE PRISON CAMP
, Stereo by Anderson of Richmond, VA. View shows the remains of Belle Isle Prison Camp. Very fine.................
$165.00





627 - DEAD REBEL IN A TRENCH AT PETERSBURG
, Stereo by Taylor & Huntington. Orange mount, a young Rebel lies in a muddy trench at Petersburg, April 2nd, 1865. Good photos................................................
$250.00



634 - RICHMOND, THE STATE CAPITAL
, Stereo by Anderson of Richmond. Frontal view of the State Capital in Richmond. Orange mount, very fine.............................
$80.00

636 - RICHMOND, FORD'S HOTEL, Stereo by Anderson of Richmond. Multi-level famous hotel in Richmond. Very fine.......................................$75.00

637 - RICHMOND, THE GUNBOAT MASSASOIT IN THE JAMES RIVER, Stereo by Taylor. Side-wheel gunboat in the distance. Fine...................................$110.00


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