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Still More Confederate Faces-Serrano
Item #: NEW-0016454

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This is a first edition, printed in 1990 by Metropolitan Company, Bayside N Y.  Author D A Serrano.  223 Pages of Confederate images.  Nice condition

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Even More Confederate Faces-William Turner
Item #: NEW-0016453

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This is a second edition, published in 1983 by Olde Soldier Books. 224 pages displaying multiple Confederate images.  Very light wear to spine and dust cover. 

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More Confederate Faces-Albaugh-First Edition
Item #: NEW-0016447

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This is the follow up to Albaugh classic study of Confederate images.  Wear to the spine, especially the bottom which is ragged with tears.  Back board is scuffed.  Clean pages.
1972
ALBAUGH, William A., III. More Confederate Faces: A Pictorial Review. [Washington, DC: ABS Printers, 1972]. 1st ed. 4to. 233pp. Portrait frontis., portraits. Orig. cloth.  Collection of photographic portraits of Confederate soldiers.

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Confederate Faces-Albaugh-First Edition
Item #: NEW-0016446

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This is a hard to find book by William A Albaugh III, published by Verde Publishers, not dated but 1970. Dust Cover is missing but it has pictorial boards,  It is inscribed by the author dated 1970 to "my dear friends Helen and Bud Purvis.  There is a list of all the contributors to this book, a forward by Herb Peck Jr. and an introduction by the author.  Purvis  has checked in pen certain photographs, likely images that were owned by the owner. 229 pages.  Shelf wear to the spine, especially the bottom which is torn and jagged. .Although this book has been reprinted, the quality of these images are far superior to the reprint.  

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63rd Tn Inf-Armed-Id'd Ambro-KIA
Item #: NEW-0016288

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I picked up this nice Confederate soldier from a trusted dealer.  I removed it from the worn case which was not original to the image.  I replaced it with a nice ninth plate thermoplastic case with a matching preserver. The ID was taken from the family bible and written down on the paper provided.  The image came from a family estate in East Tennessee.  The paper reads J C Russell 63rd Tn Infantry, K Chickamauga. which I'm assuming means killed at Chickamauga.  I was able to find a Jo C Russell in A company, 63rd Tn Infantry-Fain's 74th Infantry. His record follows this listing.  As noted the record was incomplete, showing his enlistment date only which bolsters the fact that he was killed in action. Over fifty percent of the 74th/63rd Infantry were killed at Chickamauga.  He is carrying a very large colt.

As mentioned, this is an ambrotype.  I backed it with acid free black paper but if you look on you left side of the hat brim you can see a gap.  I'm not sure why this area is different from the rest.   

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Jo C. Russell

Residence was not listed; 
Enlisted on 7/30/1862 as a Private.

On 7/30/1862 he mustered into "A" Co. TN 63rd Infantry 
(date and method of discharge not given)
 (Estimated date of enlistment)


Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.:

 - Index to Compiled Confederate Military Service Records
(c) Historical Data Systems, Inc. @ www.civilwardata.com

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Robert Caruthers CDV-Giers-Elected Tn Governor
Item #: NEW-0016206

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This is a rare image of Robert L Carruthers who was elected Governor of Tennessee but never served.  The following information was obtained from Wikipedia.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_L._Caruthers

Robert Looney Caruthers  was an American judge, politician, and professor. He helped establish Cumberland University in 1842, serving as the first president of its Board of Trustees, and was a co-founder of the Cumberland School of Law, one of the oldest law schools in the South. He served as a Tennessee state attorney general in the late 1820s and early 1830s, and was a justice on the Tennessee Supreme Court in the 1850s and early 1860s. He also served one term in the United States House of Representatives (1841–1843). In 1863, he was elected Governor of Tennessee by the state's Confederates, but never took office

Prior to the outbreak of the Civil War, Caruthers was a supporter for the Union until Fort Sumter when he aligned with the Confederacy.  Caruthers was nominated for governor to replace Isham G. Harris, who was prohibited by the state constitution from seeking a fourth consecutive term. Caruthers was officially elected  but the state constitution required that the governor-elect take the Oath of Office before the General Assembly. Since the Union Army controlled most of Middle and West Tennessee at this time, the Assembly was unable to convene, and Caruthers never officially took office. Confederates continued to recognize Harris as governor until the end of the war. Union forces, in the mean time, had installed Andrew Johnson as military governor.

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Photo-Macon Ga-Civil War Vets-Posed with Cannon
Item #: NEW-0016053

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This is a great sepia mounted photograph which measures 10 X 8 inches. It is in excellent condition.  It is likely that the photo made  by L.S.Hill of Macon Ga during the 1912 Confederate Reunion in Macon.  It came with a UCV certificate of Thomas L Massenburg so I imagine he is one of the men pictured.  Writing on the edge of the flag reads "Jackson's Artillery."  You can see two UCV banners faintly under magnification.  The clarity of the photo is good on the old vets and the store front signage.

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Confederate Veteran Photo-Wearing UCV Badges
Item #: NEW-0015947

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Great clarity and content in this mounted silver print (I think).  The photo itself measures 9 and a half by almost 8 inches.  The board on the right side has a big tear, the corners are worn, and other tears where the photo is mounted which has tape over it.  That has not affected the photo at all.  I am able to read the print on the bar which says Huntsville Alabama so that would have been where the ribbon and the R E Lee celluloid was worn in the United Confederate Veterans Reunion.  I don't know who this man is but he looks important. Perhaps someone with a Huntsville program can tell me who he is.

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General Joe Wheeler Photograph
Item #: NEW-0015819

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This photo is mounted on a light board, much of which is missing. This image is the size of a cabinet card, measuring around six and a half by 4 and a half inches.  Nice clarity on this view of the aging General. 

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Richard Taylor CDV-Confederate General
Item #: NEW-0014800

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Scarce image of Richard Taylor.  Dingy and a little pooch where the image didn't quite adhere to the card stock.  Backmark reads Meinerth's Patent Mezzo-Tint Photograph by C R Edwards, Bowling Green, Ky.  I'm not sure what mezzo tint is but you can tell that the image has been touched up.  Please view both scans to see the condition. 

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CDV-Isham Harris-Confederate Governor of Tennessee
Item #: NEW-0014228

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I have never seen this image of Isham G Harris and believe this may be an unpublished photograph of Harris, who was perhaps the most influential force behind the secession of Tennessee from the Union.  Even though he was replaced by Andrew Johnson and later by Robert Caruthers,  Harris continued in his role as Governor. Harris served as an Aide de Camp for various Confederate Generals, among them Joseph E Johnston, Braxton Bragg, John B Hood, and P.F.T. Beauregard.  After the war he became a U S Senator in 1877 and served until his death in 1897. No back mark on the CDV but the photographer is identified as Anthony on the front, taken in 1862. The wording reads ..."otherwise known as King Harris.   The edges are dingy and there is an area on the mid left edge that is torn.

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Jefferson Davis CDV-C D Fredricks-Revenue Stamp
Item #: NEW-0014180

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It seems that this view of Jefferson Davis is slightly different than other views I have seen.  Imprint of C D Fredricks on the front and his studio mark on the back with a revenue stamp. There in a tiny dig in the paper where the identification was made by someone. 

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Confederate Soldier Tenth Plate Tintype-End of War Oath
Item #: NEW-0013472

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This listing consists of two items.  The first is a handsome confederate soldier with a pipe in his mouth.  Please study the scans to see the condition problems which includes some folds and spots, both white in the black area and black in the image area. Full, complete leather case.  The other item is a end of the war Oath of Allegiance taken at the Powhatan Courthouse in Virginia.   Purchased with the tintype and reportedly came together. I haven't been able to figure out the oath which is all in the hand of Robert C Campbell, Captain of the 13th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Cavalry. The other name is Benjamin Justice who may be the one who took the oath and the one in the tintype.  The problem is that it looks like the same handwriting. This needs more research. The date on the oath is May 29th 1865,     


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Fred Olds Posing as a Brigadier General Photo
Item #: NEW-0012909

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This is an exceptional 8 X 10 photograph by Wharton Tyree of Fred Olds, who was the "Father of the Museum of History in North Carolina. Frederick Augustus Olds was born in 1853 and had a love of studying and collecting items from the Civil War and North Carolina.  Though disparaged in his time for his enthusiasm, his collection of thousands of historical articles now form the nucleus of the North Carolina Museum of History.  Olds was also active in teaching others about his love of history, especially children.  I have seen at least two other images of him posing in Civil War uniforms on the web.  He gave true meaning to living history.

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Howell Cobb-Possibly Last Pose-Cabinet Card
Item #: NEW-0012133

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Nice condition on cabinet card. There is no photographer's mark and probably not made from the original negative though the clarity is very good. I believe this was made shortly before his death.

Thomas Howell Cobb was a five term member of the House of Representative and Speaker of the House.  He was also Governor of Georgia and was one of the founders of the Confederate States of America.

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Georgia Militia Tintype-Full Dress Uniform-Sword
Item #: NEW-0011756

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This sixth plate tintype image came from a long time Georgia family who could not provide the name only that it had been in the family "forever".  He wears the stripes of a sergeant  and a shako hat.  Unfortunately everything has been gilded.  Nice clarity and nice condition.  It is a bit lighter than the scan.  

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Kirby Smith-Confederate General CDV
Item #: NEW-0011661

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Anthony Backmark.  There is a small nip out of right hand corner. Smith was the commander of the Trans-Miss. Dept.

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20th Tn Inf Reg-CDV Tip McKay-CDV
Item #: NEW-0011530

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I've had this CDV for some time, having removed it from a family album from Williamson County Tennessee.  I put it aside as as there was another uniformed soldier in the album which I focused on.  I made notations on the back that his name was Tip McKay which was written on the album page and the family history that came with the album indicated that he was also a soldier.  My recent research turned up his name in an article in the Confederate Veteran magazine.  It was in a story about someone else but it mentioned Tip McKay who, with a discharge in his pocket fought at Shiloh and was wounded. Since he was a resident of Williamson County I looked through the Regimental history of the Twentieth which was made up of soldiers from Nashville and Williamson county and found an entry regarding a Tip McKay who was wounded at Shiloh.  He was listed as R H McKay who was from Williamson County and was wounded at Shiloh.     He was in Company H. There is a backmark of T J Merritt's National Portrait Gallery in Nashville Tennessee. 

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Young Rebel and his Hat Cord-Ambrotype
Item #: NEW-0010628

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Nice clean ninth plate ambrotype of a very young Confederate soldier.  There appears to be a star on his hat which has been gilded.  The hat cord came with him. Full composition case but very worn. Intact.  

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James E Raines-CDV-Brigadier Gen-KIA
Item #: NEW-009922

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This is a rare CDV of Confederate Brigadier General James Edward Rains. He is shown in this photo wearing his Colonel's uniform. The photo measures 4" x 2 3/8". It has squared off edges and no back mark. There are condition problems that can be seen in the scan.  Possibly not visible in the scan are several thumb tack holes within the photograph. This is the photo used in Generals in Gray and the only example that I have ever seen. Rains was shot while charging Stone River during the Battle of Murfreesboro. His dying words were, "Forward my Brave Boys, Forward". Below is a biography of his early life and military career. (Wikipedia)

Rains was born in Nashville Tennessee and attended Yale, where he graduated second in the Class of 1854. He then studied law before serving as headmaster at the Millwood Institute in newly formed Cheatham County. He was associate editor of the Daily Republican Banner, serving under a future fellow Confederate general, Felix Zollicoffer. Rains was initially opposed to secession. He was elected the Nashville city attorney in 1858 and later served as attorney general for his judicial district in 1860.

When the Civil War began, despite his personal objections to the concept of secession, Rains enlisted in April 1861 in the Confederate army as a private in the "Hermitage Guards", a local company. He was quickly moved up and was finally appointed colonel of the 11th Tennessee Infantry, succeeding George E Maney. He was commissioned May 10, 1861. The greater part of his military service was in eastern Tennessee. During the winter of 1861–62, he commanded the garrison at the Cumberland Gap and successfully repulsed numerous attempts by Union forces to seize the critical gap. It did not fall until June 1862 when Federals finally outflanked his position. His defense of the gap proved vital, as east Tennessee would have been completely lost to the Confederates much earlier in 1862. But the forces that General Kirby Smith had gathered about Knoxville, in addition to those in the neighborhood of Cumberland Gap, made the Union occupation of that post almost a barren victory. In August, Smith advanced into Kentucky, leaving Maj. Gen.Carter Stevenson with a strong division to operate against the Union general Morgan, who was holding the gap with about 9,000 men. Col. Rains commanded a brigade in Stevenson's division. Kirby Smith's success in the Kentucky Campaign eventually forced the Union forces to abandon Cumberland Gap and retreat through eastern Kentucky to the Ohio River.

Rains was rewarded for his contribution at Cumberland Gap by being given a commission to Brigadier General on November 4, 1862. When Gen.Braxton Bragg was concentrating his army at Murfreesboro that same month, Rains's brigade of troops raveled to Murfreesboro and was assigned to the division of Maj. Gen. John P McCown. At the Battle of Stones River in December, Rains was shot through the heart and killed instantly while leading his brigade forward in an attack. His last words were "Forward my brave boys, forward!" He was initially buried on the battlefield, but Rains's father, and 3 year old daughter, met with Union Maj. Gen. William Rosecrans and formally requested General Rains's body. It was transferred through Federal lines and reburied in the Nashville City Cemetery. In 1888, Rains was reinterred in the Confederate section of Mt Olivet in Nashville.


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Andersonville Prison Guard-Ga Reb Tintype
Item #: NEW-009882

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This is a Ninth plate tintype that I purchased  years ago from a dealer who set up at the Heart of Country tailgate show. The blurred like area at the top appears to be a repair to the tin.  Handsome young man in a classic Napoleonic pose.  This is the story that was given me by the dealer who was from Adairville Illinois and purchased it from a family estate there.  This young soldier was a guard at the infamous Andersonville prison.  He befriended a union soldier there and was invited to the soldier's home town after the war, which was Adairville.  Family lore is that he found that town so charming that he settled there.  I believed his story.  He also offered a first edition of an old book on Andersonville which was also in the estate. I checked to see if there was a name on the book and did not purchase it since it didn't. 

The guards at Andersonville were frequently old men and young soldiers.  The uniform matches several Georgia Confederate images that I have seen.  

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15th Tn Infantry-Private Patrick Rooney
Item #: NEW-009868

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 This grouping consists of two items identified to Confederate "High Private” Patrick Rooney who was in B Company 15th Infantry (listed in Tennesseans in the War.)  The grouping consists of a carved horn cup, measuring over four inches in height. Drawn on the cup is "Pat Rooney 15 Tenn Inf CS 1863, a drawing of a Confederate flag and also a drawing of what might be a harp (common Irish symbol) along with the words "Go where glory waits you."  He has used the word where to build the other words).  Condition is shown in the scans taken from every angle which includes some cracks.  Also included in the lot in a ninth plate ambrotype in a full leather case.  See paper insert in the back of the case as seen in the scan.  It was cut down to fit in the case with the word together which I think refers to the horn cup.  Rooney appears to be in civilian clothing.  Ambro is in excellent condition.  

Note:  Rooney’s unit went into winters quarters in 1863 at Dalton Georgia, remaining there till the resumption of fighting in May 1864.  I’m guessing that the cup was Rooney’s project during that long wait.  


Rooney’s company was organized in Memphis and was a very active unit, including the battle of Franklin and Nashville.   A brief history of his unit follows which is summarized from the 15th history in Part I of Tennessean’s in the War.

This grouping was purchased from a dealer who stated that it was found in an estate in Nashville Tennessee.

The Fifteen Tennessee Infantry Regiment was organized in June of 186l and totaled 744 men.  Its members were from Shelby, Weakley, Lake, and Madison counties.   The unit fought at Belmont, Shiloh, and Perryville.  The unit was then assigned to Bate’s Tyler’s and Palmer’s Brigade in the Army of Tennessee.  In June of 1863 it was consolidated with the 37th Regiment.  It was active at Hoover’s Gap, then participated in the campaigns of the army from Chickamauga to Atlanta returning to Tennessee with Hood in then participating in the Battle of Franklin.  Following that they saw action in North Carolina.  In Sept the regiment was consolidated into the 20th commanded by General Shy, participating in the Battle of Nashville.


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CDV-General John Bell Hood-Anthony Backmark
Item #: NEW-008616

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Photograph of Confederate General Hood, who led his troops to slaughter in Franklin and Nashville Tennessee. See scans to view the condition.

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John Hunt Morgan CDV-Confed General
Item #: NEW-008127

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Some bleed through from the gluing process on the front. See scan. Someone has played with the back. You can see the acidic imprint of a revenue stamp that probably fell off and it looks like someone had later placed two stamps over the Anthony backmark. Still a nice CDV.

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General Benjamin Cheatham CDV
Item #: NEW-008126

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Pretty nice condition on this Anthony backmark CDV. Revenue stamp on the back. See scans. Army of Tennessee

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Quarter Plate Ruby Ambro-Confederate
Item #: NEW-007984

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I purchased this quarter plate ruby ambrotype from a trusted dealer who provided what information I have on this image. It was purchased by a friend of the dealer who bought it from a Kinston North Carolina family estate. Kinston is in Lenoir County and the original buyer lived in La Grange. He bought it as a image of a soldier whose family had remained in the same area and had been Confederate sympathizers. The buyer,unfortunately, failed to get the name. The officer has two stars on his collar possibly denoting a rank of Lieutenant Colonel. The red sash would indicate that he was in the artillery. He is wearing a strange hat. It is possible that he was in the North Carolina Militia. I am clueless about the various uniforms and hats used in North Carolina. I would welcome any input that might be given that would shed some light on the name of the officer. The image was purchased in a half case so I have given it a new home. Two corners are split on the case making the image a loose fit. Probably these could be glued back. I am speculating that the photographer was not very experienced. Part of what looks like the camera plate is showing in the image. The coating to the ambro was not put on smoothly causing lines in the image, most of which can be seen in the scan. These are not cracks in the ambrotype. There are also scattered odd black spots on the image of the office, some visible to the eyes and other can be seen under magnification. Collectors who enjoy research should have fun with this one.

My description of this item has been challenged as to the state and even his rank.  I am posting a close up of the button which does seem not to be North Carolina.  Someone has suggested Louisiana.  I welcome any ideas about this image as to his rank and state.  I have reduced the price due to the mystery of the image.

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18th Tn Infantry-Ninth Plate Identified Confederate
Item #: NEW-007606

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This ninth plate tintype was sold to me by a friend. I know this is right as it came from his family. The paper insert identifies the soldier as Tom Cocke. I believe it to be Tom W Cocke who is listed in Tennesseans in the War. He was a private in the 18th Tennessee infantry. This unit was organized in Wilson County and the family who had the tintype was from Lebanon Tennessee. The case is complete but very worn. I left him in there as it is the original case. There is a lock of hair in the back and very faint pencil writing which I am unable to read.

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Jefferson Davis-Post War Photograph-Rare
Item #: NEW-007324

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Large unmounted photograph, measuring 9 by 7 inches, of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. This was purchased by the person I bought it from in an auction in Charleston South Carolina. The back reads "from life photo Cook, Richmond V". I purchased this along with another Confederate image which also had the name Cook on it. I am assuming that this is George S Cook. It is possible that he made this from an original negative. I have been unable to determine the photographer attributed to this Davis pose. There are condition problems which are more visible on the back than the front. I placed the photo on a black piece of paper so that you can see the holes, which is probably insect damage.

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-Melville Barnes-Confederate Vet-Cabinet Card
Item #: NEW-006283

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I was able to identify this veteran through the book, "Biographical Sketches and Pictures of  Company B" Confederate Veterans of Nashville Tennessee as Lieut. Melville M Barnes.   This former soldier is all dressed up, no doubt for a reunion. Photographic development error around his left arm. Photographer mark of WS Mahon but backmark reads Corbitt, Emery and Fuller who were successors to Mahon. Nashville Tennessee.

Barnes was born in Nashville Tennessee and enlisted in Company A 4th Confederate Tennessee Infantry. He was honorably discharged from this regiment after 18 months of service.  He then joined Battery A, 1st Tennessee Artillery where he remained till the close of the war. He was wounded slightly and was captured and sent to Camp Douglas. He was paroled at Point Lookout.

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Theodore Cooley-Confederate Veteran Photograph
Item #: NEW-006136

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This great mounted albumen of Theodore Cooley, an important Nashville citizen was purchased from Herb Peck, hence the high price. I lusted after this photograph for a few years and each time I asked the price, it had gone up. There is a problem of the tears in the board which almost goes into the photograph, but not quite. This is an Otto Giers photograph, bearing his signature on the front. Cooley has inscribed the back which reads, "With all the glories of the past, Yours truly, Theo Cooley", 1900. I believe this photograph was most likely taken at the Confederate Reunion held in Nashville Tennessee in 1896 in conjunction with the Tennessee Centennial Exposition. The back has two strips of old scotch tape which I'm going to let someone else remove. In this photo Cooley is holding a copy of the Confederate Veteran magazine and is wearing a ribbon that I have never seen before. I can read Nashville, there is a celluloid disc of the State Capitol and a circle of Confederate Generals and it looks like Lee in the middle. The bottom of the ribbon reads Chairman of the Badge Committee. The issue of the Confederate Veteran with the article about Cooley will be included. This was an obituary on Cooley. Here is some history of Cooley. He enlisted in the Rock City Guards which became part of the 1st Tennessee Confederate Volunteers. He participated in the early campaigns under Robert E Lee in West Virginia. He was then appointed captain the the quartermaster's department and assigned to the purchasing supplies. In December 1864 he was captured near Decatur Alabama, brought to Nashville and confined in the old State prison used by the Union. He was later transferred to Fort Delaware, where he was held till the close of the war. Cooley was a very active citizen in Nashville. He was chairman of the Art Committee for the Tennessee Expo. He was an active and faithful member of the Frank Cheatham Bivouac, UCV, a Mason, Knights of Pythias, and Royal Arcanum.

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Julius Franklin Howell-UCV Commander
Item #: NEW-005935

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Great photograph of Howell, who enlisted in the 24th Virginia Cavalry, Company K at the age of fifteen. He served as a courier on the staffs of General Roger W Pryor of Virginia and General John Braxton of North Carolina. He was captured three days before the surrender at Appomattox and spend three months as a union prisoner at Point Lookout, Maryland. He was discharged as a Corporal at Fort Monroe. Howell served two terms as National Commander-in-Chief of the United Confederate Veterans in 1939 and 1940. He was known as the last survivor of Longstreet's Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia. He died at the age of 102 and was buried in Bristol Virginia. Howell in shown in this photograph in full uniform with medals around 1945 at Washington DC

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Jefferson Davis-CDV-Mexican War Uniform
Item #: NEW-005908

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I believe images with Jeff Davis in uniform are rather scarce. The fuzziness of the uniform makes me believe it may have been either retouched or made from a painting. It is from the period. Backmark of C D Fredrick in New York. Period handwriting on the back reads Jeff Davis Confederacy. Yankee notation on front which says "Hopeless Case Jeff." See scan to view the condition.

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Bachman's Artillery- SC Confederate Soldier Grouping
Item #: NEW-005597

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Paypal will not be accepted on this lot but payment plans can be arranged. This lot came from a Nashville Tennessee family estate sale. This lot consists of 1. ruby ambrotype of Willis Callaway Watkins from Anderson County South Carolina, 2. Pre-war ruby ambrotypes of Watkins and his first wife Lucretia Wyatt in a decorative thermoplastic double case, 3. 1860 pocket Bible signed by Watkins, 4.A hair ring with Watkins's initials, 5. Brooch with a ambrotype of Watkins in his uniform, 6. a pocket watch, Masonic cuff link. and & 7 Watkins's artillery field glasses. Records obtained from the South Carolina Archives indicate that Watkins was a member of Company B, Artillery Battalion, Hampton Legion. They gave his rank as "artificer". He enlisted in Anderson District S C July 1, 1862 and was on last roll in July/August, 1862 when the Artillery Battalion of the Hampton Legion became independent. Company B became Bachman's Company, S.C. Artillery, also known as German Light Artillery. Watkins was last on this roll in December 1864. He was listed as "Sick in Hospital", McPhersonville, S. C., July October-1864. Capt. Bachman's Co. Artillery (This infomation taken from the following website-thanks) members.tripod.com/mwyckoff/art.html HISTORICAL SKETCH: This unit was formed in 1862. It was also known as the German Light Artillery and as the Charleston Artillery Battery. It was armed with four 12-lb. Napoleons from August 1862 to July 1863. On May 3, 1864, it was armed with two 3+" Blakely Rifles and two 12-lb. Howitzers. On January 6, 1865, if was armed with four 12-lb. Napoleons. It was surrendered by Gen. Joseph E. Johnston at Durham Station, Orange County, North Carolina on April 26, 1865. OFFICERS: Bachman, William K. - Captain BATTLES: Seven Days Battles VA (25 JUN - 1 JUL 1862) 2nd Bull Run VA (28 - 30 AUG 1862) South Mountain VA (14 SEP 1862) Antietam VA (17 SEP 1862) Fredericksburg VA (13 DEC 1862) Gettysburg PA (1-3 JUL 1863) Tullifinny Station (9 DEC 1864) Carolinas Campaign SC (FEB - APR 1865)

 Description of items offered: Sixth Plate Ruby Ambrotype: See scan for condition. Mounted in a half case. Gold gilt on buttons. Ladies Brooch containing a ambrotype of Watkins. Brooch measures about two inches by one and three quarters inches. Marked 14th carat gold. Little dent in upper left field of rim. Appears to be black onyx with a decorative cover. The ambro is loose within the brooch. Tinted ruby ambrotypes of Watkins and his wife mounted in a decorative double thermoplastic case. Sixth plates. See scans to view the condition of the ambros as well as some damage to the case. Velvet backing is loose and needs to be re-glued. Pocket bible is quite worn and looks like it was carried in a war. Both covers are detached as well as front fly page which reads Willis C Watkins "His book bought by his wife August 1, 1860". His initials are also on the gold gilt closed pages. Rest of the bible is still bound together. Contains old and new testaments, from Oxford London England Pocket watch made by the J G Bradley Company, Liverpool England. I have been unable to research the date of this watch so it may not be Civil War, however, I did locate a similar watch by the same company that was dated Civil War. When I obtained this watch the crystal was shattered which I removed. The porcelain has also been damaged with a long crack on the face. It is a lever watch and has a tiny number on the inside cover to the works section which says 453. Engraving on the cover to the works says Patent Lever 15 Jewels and also says Right Five on opposite sides of the slot, which I surmise are instructions for winding. Also says Bradley & Co Hair Ring- Large sized ring made of hair, presumably some of Watkins's ample hair. Gold metal portion has the Watkins's initials on it. As mentioned is a large size but note the ambro of Watkins's wife who is quite large. Two tiny Masonic cuff links. The final item is Watkins's field glasses.  Case is worn and detached.

Shipping Weight: 6 lbs
Price: $2,500.00 USD
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Murfreesboro Tn-Photo-UCV Vets
Item #: NEW-005084

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Photo measures 10 by 7+ inches and with the board 11 by 14 inches. A few scratches on the photo itself, not that visible. This gathering was for the United Confederate Veteran Reunion held in Murfreesboro Tennessee in 1929. Great clarity. Gathered on the public square in Murfreesboro under the Confederate monument. Photographer's ink mark Ferrell.  Selling for what I paid for it years ago so paypal will not be accepted on this item.

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Shipping Weight: 2 lbs
Price: $1,000.00 USD
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Benjamin F Cheatham-CDV-Confederate General
Item #: NEW-005066

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This is a pose from Cheatham's service in the Mexican War when he was a colonel of the 3rd Tennessee. When the Civil War begun Cheatham was merged into the Confederate army. I don't know if this CDV has been trimmed or whether it was produced that way. Back stamp of the Photographic Gallery Tucker & Perkins, Augusta Georgia. View scan for condition. Cheatham's CW assignments included: major general, Tennessee Militia (prewar); brigadier general, Provisional Army of Tennessee (May 9, 1861); brigadier general, CSA (July 9, 1861); commanding lst Brigade, lst Geographical Division, Department #2 (September 7 - October 24, 1861); commanding 2nd Division, lst Geographical Division, Department #2 (October 24, 1861 - March 9, 1862); major general, CSA (March 10, 1862); commanding 2nd Division, lst Corps, Army of the Mississippi (March 29 - July 2, 1862); commanding lst Division, Army of the Mississippi (July 2 - August 15, 1862); commanding division, Right Wing, Army of the Mississippi (August 15 - November 20, 1862); commanding division, Polk's-Hardee's Corps, Army of Tennessee (November 20, 1862-October 23, 1863, January - July, and September - October 1864); commanding the corps (October 23 - November 1863 and October 1864-April 9, 1865); and commanding division, Hardee's (new) Corps, Army of Tennessee (April 9-26, 1865). He led a division at Belmont and Shiloh, where he was wounded, and during the defense of Corinth, Mississippi. Having been promoted to major general before Shiloh, he fought as a division commander temporarily in charge of the wing at Perryville and later at Murfreesboro. After participating in the Tullahoma Campaign he fought in the Confederate victory at Chickamauga. Absent at Chattanooga (the one major action of the army that he missed) he returned for the Atlanta Campaign. When William J. Hardee left the army due to conflicts with Braxton Bragg, Cheatham took over the corps for the invasion of middle Tennessee. just before the fight at Franklin the Confederates lost an opportunity to destroy a large portion of John M. Schofield's Union forces at Spring Hill. Instead of attacking, the enemy was allowed to slip by unmolested. Recriminations followed as Bragg focused on Cheatham, who retaliated in kind. Most historians believe that the facts are on Cheatham's side. In any event Cheatham went on to fight at Nashville and shortly thereafter Bragg asked to be relieved. Cheatham then went on to the Carolinas where in the April 9, 1865, reorganization and consolidation, he was reduced to command of a division. This he led until the surrender near Durham Station, North Carolina. He then returned to his farm and briefly entered politics as an unsuccessful congressional candidate. He was later a prison official and postmaster.

Shipping Weight: 0.13 lb
Price: $375.50 USD
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P B T Beauregard CDV-Confederate General
Item #: NEW-004644

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This period image is by Fredricks. Corners have been trimmed to fit into an album

Shipping Weight: 0.13 lb
Price: $350.50 USD
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Leonidis Polk CDV-Confederate General
Item #: NEW-004610

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This CDV was trimmed to fit into an album. Here is some biographical information on General Polk taken from the Ehistory web site: Leonidas Polk had gone to West Point (class of 1827) but only months after graduating he dropped out of the army. He entered the Episcopal Church, rising to be a bishop in 1838 and bishop of Louisiana in 1841. His old friend Jefferson Davis finally persuaded Polk to join the Confederate service in mid-summer 1861. Polk jumped straight in as a Major General, and his first assignment was to working to secure and fortify the Mississippi River. He crossed into Kentucky, finally breaking a neutrality that was never going to last. While there he moved his command around as enemy movements required; part of his troops were ferried across the river and helped repulse Grant’s move on Belmont, Missouri. When the Confederates lost Island Number 10 and New Madrid, Polk had to withdraw, and he ended up commanding a Corps under Albert Sidney Johnston. He fought at Shiloh, then at Corinth, and was promoted to command the Army of Mississippi when Davis reshuffled Confederate command in the West. He served under Braxton Bragg (there was plenty of friction between them, as between Bragg and most officers), who was the administrative and strategic head in the west. Polk led his army at Perryville, then in a reorganization he commanded a Corps through 1863 and the battles of Murfreesboro, the Tullahoma Campaign, and Chickamauga. He wasn’t a very good general, and Bragg wanted him sacked for his actions at Chickamauga. Polk had already urged Davis to remove Bragg, and because he was friends with Davis, he won the argument. The incipient court-martial that Bragg had opened was stopped; Polk was transferred to the quieter portions of Mississippi in late 1863. The Union weren’t looking to conquer the whole state, and he administered things and tried to gather troops and supplies. When Union pressure increased, even his small force (a Corps grandiosely called the "Army of Mississippi”) was called up. They moved to north Georgia to help protect Atlanta. On June 14, 1864, during a conference with Joe Johnston and William Hardee, he was killed outright by a cannon ball.

Shipping Weight: 0.13 lb
Price: $175.50 USD
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Joe Wheeler CDV-Confederate General
Item #: NEW-004370

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War time pose but no back mark. Stains on the edge but clean photo. The following is some information about Wheeler obtained from the web. Joseph Wheeler was born in Augusta, Georgia, on September 10, 1836, the youngest of four children. His mother died in 1842, and shortly thereafter his father lost his fortune. Wheeler's father decided to take the children and return to his home state of Connecticut. Young Joe eventually went to live with his maternal grandparents and his aunts, Mary and Augusta Hull. He received his schooling at the Episcopal Academy in Cheshire, Connecticut, and on July 1, 1854 at age 17, he was admitted to West Point, subsequently graduating in 1859. Some highlights of his career: At age 26, he became one of the youngest Confederate Generals, and rapidly rose from Brigadier to Major General during 1863. In February of 1865 Wheeler was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General of The Army of Tennessee. He participated in more than 500 skirmishes and commanded in 127 battles. As sobering proof of his personal exposure to danger during this period, records show that 36 staff officers were wounded at his side, and 16 horses were shot from under him. He was characterized by General Robert E. Lee as one of the two outstanding cavalrymen in the War Between the States (General J.E.B. Stuart was the other). In the 1870's, Wheeler studied law, and after passing the Alabama Bar Exam, became an attorney for the Tuscumbia, Courtland, and Decatur Railroad (later Southern Railway). He was first elected to Congress in 1880. Following his initial two-year service, he was defeated. Running again at the next opportunity two years later, he would serve continuously until taking leave from Congress in 1898, at the beginning of the Spanish-American War. Subsequently, Wheeler was commissioned by President McKinley to serve as Major General of Volunteers in Cuba during the Spanish-American War. General Joseph Wheeler died in 1906 and was buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

Shipping Weight: 0.13 lb
Price: $350.50 USD
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Bennett Young -UCV Birmingham Reunion Photo
Item #: CIV-003720

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8 by 10 photo, with some fading, a corner crease, and some wrinkles. White spots in upper field is where the photo has rubbed off. Shows Bennett Young, Commander of the United Confederate Veterans. He also wrote the famous Civil War book, Wizards of the Saddle. Photographers mark at bottom Birmingham View Co which leads one to believe that this was for a reunion in Birmingham. Bennett H Young was born in Nicholasville Kentucky. He was educated at Centre College. He joined the Confederate army when he was 18 and rode with John Hunt Morgan. He was captured in Morgan's 1863 raid in Ohio, but escaped to Canada. Young later led the raid on St Albans, Vermont, the northernmost land action of the Civil War. Young practiced law in Louisville after the war and was President of the Monon Railroad and held other positions of leadership.

Shipping Weight: 2 lbs
Price: $355.50 USD
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Gen Felix Zollicoffer-Salt Print Photograph
Item #: CIV-001662

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Very rare salt print of the Confederate General Zollicoffer taken from the Whitehurst Gallery Scrapbook. Light as with most salt prints. Zollicoffer was killed early in the war. Here is some more of his history, if interested. Scan has blurred the clarity of the print, but I did not darken the scan so it's as it appears in person. This Tennessee-born newspaper editor and Whig politician fought in the Seminole War as a first lieutenant, held various offices in Tennessee and served in the U.S. House of Representatives (1853-59). Although a staunch supporter of states' rights, he worked to avoid a confrontation between North and South and attended the 1861 peace conference in Washington. Felix Zollicoffer was made a brigadier general in the Tennessee state forces following the fall of Fort Sumter, transferred into Confederate service, with the same rank, on July 9, 1861, and given command of the District of East Tennessee, Department Number 2, on August 1, with the assignment to "preserve peace, protect the railroad, and repel invasion." This was a difficult task since eastern Tennessee was generally not a slaveholding area and was unsympathetic to the Confederate cause. Zollicoffer moved his forces into southeastern Kentucky in late 1861 before being superseded by General G.B. Crittenden on December 8. Zollicoffer was then given command of the Ist Brigade of the district. His rash move across the Cumberland River forced the rebels to give battle, at a disadvantage, at Mill Springs on January 18, 1862. While studying the field he came across another officer on the same mission. He told that officer not to fire on his own men. But the other man was Colonel Speed S. Fry of the 4th Kentucky, a Union regiment. After riding away and being fired upon, Fry, realizing his mistake, turned and shot the Confederate. Also fired upon by some other Federals, Zollicoffer fell dead. (Myers, Raymond E., The Zollie Tree)

Shipping Weight: 0.13 lb
Price: $857.00 USD
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Confederate Veteran Reunion Photo-Columbia Tn
Item #: CIV-000475

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Nice condition on this mounted albumen which measures 7 and a half inches by 9 and a half inches, not including the board. The old vets are all lined up in formation. Photographer mark of Fielden, Columbia Tn. I'm afraid I cannot identify any of these men.

Shipping Weight: 2.5 lbs
Price: $750.00 USD
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Gen Fitzhugh Lee-Mounted Albumen-Otto Giers
Item #: CIV-000473

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This photograph is too big to fit in the scan, measuring 13 and a half by 10 inches. The board has been trimmed. Photo is dingy with scratching. Probably would look better framed. On the back is written General Fitzhugh Lee photo by Giers. It is in Otto Giers handwriting and was found in his estate.

Shipping Weight: 2.5 lbs
Price: $117.00 USD
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