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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 6356:  important! identified Spanish American War – UNIFORM , JOURNAL & PERSONAL GROUPING

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important! identified Spanish American War – UNIFORM , JOURNAL & PERSONAL GROUPING This desirable grouping is of Spanish American War veteran Pvt. Ernest M. Swett of Co. D, 1st Maine Volunteer Infantry. The group consists of the following military issue and personal items: Pvt. Swett’s uniform CAP, 5 button SACK COAT, issue TROUSERS, issue LEGGINGS and his issue DRESS GLOVES. Swett’s personal items include: his service period Journal, knit wool Socks, shaving Mirror, lab / Scalpel Kit, period map of Cuba, his Presidential Service Certificate, family Bible Registry Pages and news clippings to include a mustering in roster of Swett’s Co. D, an account of mustering out and other miscellaneous related paper.
Best described here by our photo illustrations, suffice it to say Pvt. Swett’s regulation issue uniform cap, sack coat, trousers and leggings remain in all original and pleasing condition, without mothing or other objectionable condition issues while offering good evidence of period use and age. Like these items, a look at our illustrations will best describe Swett’s personal relics with the exception of his journal offering a firsthand account of the horrors Georgia’s Camp Thomas. Swett’s journal content is highlighted here:
Covering his primary period of service from the April 25, 1898 decision to go to war to his discouraged July 25 entry dirt and dust, no use writing anymore then a single August 21, 1898 notation expressing the dejection of a postponement of leaving the Chickamauga camp, Swett’s penciled journal is easily read as it offers the reader a sample snap-shot of a simple time in American history. A time not too unlike the Civil War military camp experience. Foraging for food one of the fellows got us a goose, heat of the South, a packages of goodies from home, drilling, more drill, eagerness to get into the fight, sickness, death, fighting among troops in camp, court martial and execution, more sickness, then more military life despair at Spanish American War, Camp Thomas, Georgia near the old Chickamauga Civil War battlefield. In his simple, short on words, country style, Pvt. Swett chronicles the atrocious living conditions in a place that would become known in American history as one of the most abusive military facilities ever to be maintained in this country. As related to camp life worse conditions than experienced by troops of the Civil War. Swett notes drinking water so dirty that one could not see the bottom of his dipper. Hard-tack and rotten meat was the usual mess. Overcrowding and poor sanitary conditions result in camp wide dysentery. Pvt. Swett sets up at night with his ailing Captain while he himself suffers from the same malady. Recording the death and shipment home of his Captain’s body Swett seems to fall to despair as he weakens in his own battle to survive. At one point (July 25, 1898) he is so weak and discouraged that closes his daily record with No news, dirt and dust, no use writing anymore. It is not until Aug 16th that Pvt. Swett is moved to write in his journal Tomorrow we are to have the largest review since the Civil War. There will be over 40,000 soldiers in line. Shortly after, a train with 178 sick boys of the 1st Maine will be sent home. Swett’s entries become sparse after this with rumors of being sent home, typhoid fever. Finally on Sunday, August 21 the discouraged soldier makes his last journal entry, They say we are not going home until Thurs. Probably something will come up to prevent us going then. It is offal hot here now. Earlier notations in the back of the little book leave record of the serial number of his issue Mod. 1884 Springfield trap-door rifle, a list of letters received, addresses and the like.
A newspaper clipping, hand dated Oct. 31 1898, records the mustering out of Pvt. Swett’s Co. D, 1st Maine Volunteer Infantry at its home armory in Norway, Maine. The paper records our Pvt. Swett as unable to be present on account of sickness.
One could consider Pvt Ernest Swett a casualty of a war he never got to serve in directly as he seems never to have regained the young man’s health and vigor lost at Camp Thomas, Georgia. Records of the National Soldiers Home at Togus, Maine document his death as a patient there some years later.

This historic Spanish American War grouping will come with our research notes to include the following Ernest M. Swett pertinent site links:

patient register: U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938

pension document: U.S. Veteran Pension Files

1898 New York Times: HORRORS OF CHICKAMAUGA; The First Maine Regiment Returns with Tales Resembling Those Told of Andersonville.

Lewiston Sun: A Ride For Life. Sick Maine Soldiers On The Way From Chickamauga

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 6187: Lord collection – Civil War Officers – ORDNANCE HAT INSIGNIA

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Lord collection – Civil War Officers – ORDNANCE HAT INSIGNIA Illustrated here with a U S quarter for size comparison our photos will offer the best description of this nice period officers bullion flaming bomb ordnance insignia. Of interest to the collector will be that we acquired the piece from Francis Lord from his personal collection. Veteran collectors who are fortunate to have known Dr. Lord will remember that Francis had a habit of gluing things to display boards for show & tell at the old Civil War shows. Remnants of that glue remains on the back and can be easily removed but we’d leave it as is with the old man’s tracks on the back. We acquired this relic several years ago when we were fortunate enough to purchase several groupings from the personal collection of our longtime friend. A pioneer Civil War collector from a day when nearly no one else paid much attention to the details of many now valued Civil War collectable categories, Francis authored the widely known, multi volume, pioneer reference, Lord’s CIVIL WAR COLLECTORS ENCYCLOPEDIA. While a lot of detailed knowledge has been gained as the interest and value of Civil War collectibles increased so dramatically over the years, Dr. Lord’s first and second volumes in particular and his Civil War Sutlers & Their Wares continue to offer valuable and reliable reference to Civil War collectors. (Use Lord in our search feature to find other Lord collection items.) Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!


 

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July 1863 – Benjamin F. Carter - MEMORIAL LITHOGRAPH This original memorial is by period lithograph J. Baillie and bears the ink penned inscription IN MEMORY OF Benj. F. Carter of the Fourth Virginia who died July 1863. A bit of a paradox that will require some research as our own extensive effort produced but a single Benj. F. Carter serving the Union or Confederacy who died in July of 1863 and that was Lt. Col. Benjamin Franklin Carter who was mortally wounded and captured July 2nd 1863 while fighting with the 4th Texas as that regiment took on the Union left flank and the 20th Maine Infantry under the command of Col. Joshua L. Chamberlain. Carter died in captivity on July 21, 1863 and was buried at the Methodist Cemetery in Chambersburg, Pa.
Is the 4th Virginia designation simply the product of a mix-up on the part of the calligrapher who penned the memorial inscription, or is there another Benj. F. Carter who’s record of existence and service with the 4th Virginia has been lost? As serious collector / historians of Maine history for over fifty years (see: MaineLegacy.com ) we had set side this Brimfield find years ago when such treasures could be picked at estate auctions, antique shows and outdoor markets. As time passes and we downsize though, it is time to pass this find on to an appreciative home. All in pleasing condition save a chip at the lower right corner of its original12 3/8 X 16 3/8/inch mid-19th century frame, this offering will come without glass. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!

 

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 6285: Civil War vintage 9th plate Gutta Percha   PATRIOTIC PHOTO CASE

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Civil War vintage 9th plate Gutta Percha PATRIOTIC PHOTO CASE Best described here by our photo illustrations this Civil War vintage UNION photo case remains in pleasing condition, tight at the hinges with crisp edges. A desirable collectable in and of itself, this attractive case houses a nicely matted military albumin photo of a seated Civil War 1st Sargent. Likely taken from a CDV, trimmed and matted in the period for inclusion in this patriotic case, our well got up 1st Sgt. wears early war issue shoulder scales and holds a Mod. 1840 NCO sword across his lap with regulation white cotton gloves tucked in his NCO waist belt. All toped of by a watch chain and watch tucked between the buttons of his frock. A pleasing Civil War photo in its original patriotic case. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!
 

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Civil War c. 1861 / 1863 34 Star ‘BULLSEYE’ Pattern U. S. FLAG group with period use Ambrotypes This desirable grouping consists of an impressive 46 X 64 inch medallion or bullseye pattern Brig Crocus marked 34 star U. S. flag with ¼ plate and 6th plate ambrotypes of the very same flag on the fly over the Ship Master, Captain John C. Nelson’s period home in Pittston, Maine. This group consists of flag and ambrotypes, Capt. Nelson’s chamois hide-out gold & money vest, his shipboard Day Book and period supporting documents all emanated from among personal items long since held in Sea Captain, John C. Nelson’s home. While we will depend largely on our photo illustrations as physical description of the flag’s construction and condition, noting that the bottom three stripes are period hand sewn replacement / repair, the charm of which will be offered below.

Making his family home near the Kennebec River in Pittston, Maine, John C. Nelson (1815-1877) was captain of a number of vessels, (see: John C. Nelson: papers - Phillips Library / Peabody Essex Museum) one being the Brig Crocus. Built in 1848 on the banks of the Kennebec in neighboring Gardner, Maine, Capt. Nelson served as master of the Crocus during the early Civil War years when the 34 star bullseye flag was officially in use. With the faded but legible penned inscription Brig Crocus on this flag’s hoist, one must imagine that the banner saw service on the Crocus during the Captain’s tenure. Whether the period repair was as a result of sea wind tattering or not has been lost in time however the ambrotype images of the flag with a full complement of stripes over the Nelson home with the additional close up image is testimony of the esteem the Nelsons gave the flag. An importance that conjures the likelihood that the repair was accomplished to facilitate early post Brig Crocus display over the captain’s home.

In addition to the flag and ambrotypes this grouping consisting of Capt. Nelson’s chamois gold and cash money vest a personal shipboard Day Book, and a small grouping of personal documents:

A desirable earlier through mid-19th century item, Nelson’s vest remains in wonderful condition yet with good evidence of age and period use. The thin chamois vest was worn under the shirt and waist coat and, supported by Capt. Nelson’s ledger notations of payments in Havana Gold, was constructed with stitched narrow pockets specifically intended it facilitate the carrying of gold coins. The ledger is primarily of value here as accompanying provenance while adding personal insight. The ledger measures approximately 6 ½ x 8 inches x ½ inch thick with penned expenditure notations in Capt. Nelson’s hand on approximately 25 pages. The ledger bears Nelson’s penned signature and is titled Day Book both in his hand on the fly followed by 2 pages neatly period removed, then an initial entry page dated 1860 with the majority if the entries being circa 1868 when Nelson was master of the Brig Nellie Mitchell. An entry near the back of the ledger is entered in New York, names the Crocus and is dated in 1862 when Nelson was Master of that Brig. Some of Nelson’s Day Book entries are: cash from Brig. Nellie Mitchell owners D. B. Dearborn Bros. , S. C. Cobb & Co., James Barlow & Co / reference to pay in Havana Gold (In general all references to money paid or taken in are referred to as Cash of Gold. / offers continued references to Tobacco, Havana, Pensacola and business with U. S. Hospital / pay for Steamboat & Pilot (likely a requirement when entering a harbor) / Gold paid to crew (names each of 8 crewman with rank) / buys 240 tons of mahogany / above mentioned notation in back of ledger abord the Brig Crocus dated Nov. 1, 1862 in New York then a number of penciled notations to include We are 8 days from Charleston S. C. Additional document materials include: John C. Nelson’s Maine issued Certificate of Naturalization dated in 1850 (Nelson was born in Denmark) his To All Knights Templar Throughout The Globe membership identification certificate dated 1860, his Masonic Lodge 3rd Degree certificate of completion in 1853 issued in 1864 and 2 Hermon Masonic Lodge by-law booklets (1854 with Nelson’s penned identification and 1865). A third booklet dated 1869 is titled Suggestions to MASTERS OF VESSELS and List of Agents for VESSELS AND CARGOES IN DISTRESS issued by The American Shipmasters’ Association.

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 6243: rare!  E. Remington Jr. barreled - Ohio made & 7th Ohio Sharpshooters carried – SHARP SHOOTER RIFLE

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rare! E. Remington Jr. barreled - Ohio made & 7th Ohio Sharpshooters carried – SHARP SHOOTER RIFLE While the physical description of this old .36 caliber, set triggered half-stock rifle will be best provided by our illustrations, the rich history of the piece is deserving of the following:
Boldly gunsmith marked on the top barrel flat SCHNEIDER – DAYTON O. – 1858, (Listed as M. Schneider, Dayton, Ohio 1848 to 1866 when changed to M. Schneider & Son. ) the best of what this untouched Ohio rifle is found only upon removal of the barrel from its bed in the nicely figured rock maple stock. On the bottom flat just adjacent to the tang plug, the barrel bears the period one line marking REMINGTON advising us that Michael Schneider like so many period gunsmiths acquired his barrels from a separate supplier, in this case Eliphalet Remington Jr. who upon the death of the founder had taken over the fledgling Remington Arms business to, by this time, offer rifled barrel blanks. (This example measures 33 inches in length and is 1 inch across the flats.) Pleasing as the iconic early ‘REMINGTON’ marking is to the percussion era Remington enthusiast, a period notation found under the barrel in the stocks barrel bed: Martin S. Ward his Reb Nocer [Knocker] given by Sgt. A. Bailey . We found Martin S. Ward to be an 18 year old Ohioan enlisted on January 12, 1863 and mustered in as a Private for a 3 year term with the 7th Independent Co., Ohio Sharpshooters. Albert Bailey who had enlisted and mustered in as a Corporal of the newly formed 7th Ohio Sharpshooters (Sherman’s Body-Guard) in the fall of 1862 had been promoted to Sargent by later January 1863 when Pvt. Ward would likely have physically joined with the 7th Ind. Co. O.S.S. One would have to surmise that it was in this period between January 27, 1863 and July 1, 1863 when Sgt. Bailey was promoted to 1st Sargent that he passed his Remington barreled Schneider to the young Pvt. Ward. His benefactor, 1st Sgt. Albert Bailey was killed on September 20, 1863 at Rossville, Georgia and is buried at Marietta National Cemetery, Marietta, Georgia.
Records show that the 7th Independent Co., Ohio Sharpshooters, known as Sherman’s Body Guard served as sharp shooters under Gen. Rosecrans then General Thomas until ordered to Gen. Sherman’s headquarters in May of 1862 where it remained near the person of the Commanding General through Sherman’s March to the Sea the campaign of the Carolinas and the Grand Review. The 7th Ohio Sharpshooters received personal commendation from Gen. Sherman. Members served in action at Stone’s River, Tenn., Chickamauga, Ga., Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge, Tenn., Kennesaw Mountain, Ga., Siege of Atlanta and action at Jonesboro, Bentonville, N.C., and more. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!

A note about firearms: WE EMPHASIZE HERE THAT THIS PIECE IS CONSIDERED AN ANTIQUE / COLLECTABLE AND IS THEREFORE OUTSIDE FEDERAL RESTRICTIONS APPLICABLE TO COVERED (MODERN) FIREARMS. THE PIECE IS OFFERED AS A HISTORICAL COLLECTABLE ONLY AND THOUGH MECHANICALLY OPERABLE, IS NOT TO BE CONSIDERED FIREABLE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. THE PURCHASER ASSUMES ALL LIABILITY FOR PURCHAS, CONTROL AND OWNERSHIP. PURCHASE OF THIS ITEM WILL CONSTITUTE A FULL UNDERSTANDING OF AND AGREEMENT WITH THE ABOVE.

 

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5497: old model - Lamson FISH KNIFE

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old model - Lamson FISH KNIFE Founded in 1844 Lamson & Goodnow is the oldest American cutler still in business. Well known to Civil War collectors as contractors for the manufacture of the Lamson – Goodnow & Yale infantry rifle musket, the Shelburne Falls cutler has produced all manner of cutting utensils since its inception with one of the most enduring products being their classic serrated backed, clip point fish knife with the bold diamond checked American walnut grip. While the basic blade design of the Lamson fish knife is still in production, the grips are now smooth. Aside from the classic look of the earlier knife, many a wet handed old-timer has lamented the lack of the course diamond cut of the vintage grips. We have acquired two old-model Lamson fish knives from old store cutlery stock and are offering them here individually priced. Original and as new measuring 8 7/8 inches in total leingth with the just post war LAMSON STAINLESS STEEL / MADE IN U.S.A. blade marking and original early grip design, this knife will make a welcome user addition to the tackle box or is worthy of display as a collector among period fishing gear or cutlery. Don't forget to give our search feature a try for special wants. A simple key word in lower case works best. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !!
 

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3122: Mexican War Letter /  Ned Buntline Find

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Mexican War Letter / Ned Buntline Find A wonderful 2 ¼ page letter (7.75 X 9.75 inches) penned by a young Boston patriot to his Aunts, Nanny and Liddy Taber in Gardner, Maine. The letter is dated January 25, 1847 and is filled with the writer’s exuberance for personal involvement in the war with Mexico. The writer is Maine born Augustus B. Taber then living in Boston (see period U.S. Census) where he is a member of the New England Guards, a socially influential militia / Chowder & Marching outfit with a history back to the War of 1812. Taber advises his Aunts in Gardner that he will be leaving Boston in a few weeks, off to war in Mexico, probably never to return again says he. The Governor has received orders from the President for another regiment. Taber advises further that a number of Light Infantry companies have volunteered and about 40 of the New England Guards myself included he proudly announces. We are getting up a splendid company (about 150 men) of mounted riflemen says our young writer, adding, I am first Lieut. A hardy band of mounted troopers they must have been too as the 1st Lt. describes there armament. Our equipment are a short rifle slung to the back, a large and heavy sword, a brace of six barreled pistols, dirk knife, &c &c. He adds that the Government will furnish horses. We have been highly complimented on our drills and it is said by the press and many military men that we can do more execution than a whole regiment 1,000 men on foot says he. Here our writer leaves us a most interesting morsel that is, as far as we can determine, hitherto undocumented. Our Captain is Charles Judson (alias Ned Buntline) of the Navy who has been there ever since he was eleven year old probably now 25 or 30, he is a great writer, I dare say you have read a great many of his writings. Our young Lieutenant is clearly most impressed to serve as second in command under Charles Judson, a.k.a Ned Buntline. One can feel the boyish enthusiasm as Taber writes, Our dress is green jacket and pants and we do intend to have our braveries and praise spread everywhere. I have a large and handsome white horse, he is a magnificent creature he writes, advising further that the animal was brought from Lexington on purpose for me. Taber tells his Aunts I have got my uniform most done and I think I shall look kind of tall when I am dressed up in it. He closes saying Mother is worried almost to death about it adding that Father does not care so much about it though he has been terrible cross. The writer follows the above with a short post script to a friend regarding some material he had wanted Taber to acquire in Boston. He then closes his letter with: Your affectionate boy, Augustus B. Taber / 1st Lieut. of the Invincible
As a matter of historical interest let us quickly review the life of Ned Buntline. Edward Zone Carroll Judson, better known as Ned Buntline was born in 1823, ran away to sea as a boy and, by the time he was fifteen, was a midshipman in the navy. Resigning four years later, he led a life of incredible adventures in the Seminole Wars, and later in the Northwest fur trade. When he was twenty-three, he was tried for murder in Nashville, was lynched by a mob, and was cut down in time to be brought back to life. It was said Buntline could sport more scars, including a bullet hole in his chest, than any man he met and he had a yarn to go with each wound. Most frequently remembered by today’s gun collectors and enthusiasts of the American Wild West, as the father of the special order long barreled Colt Buntline revolver and his acquaintances such as Wild Bill Hickok, Buffalo Bill, and a myriad of other characters and places made famous in large part through Buntline’s popular dime novels.
All in excellent condition, in a nicely legible hand with no tears or repairs this Mexican War period letter from an enthusiastic 1st Lieut. of the Invincible is worthy of inclusion in the finest of American historical collections. As with all direct sales, we are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with refund of the purchase price upon return as purchased! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!!




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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 6010: 18th early 19th century  - diamond tipped Glass Cutting Tool

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18th early 19th century - diamond tipped Glass Cutting Tool Best described by our photos, this scarce 1700s / early 1800s vintage diamond tipped glass cutting tool remains in pleasing original condition and will be of special interest to period tool enthusiasts. Will lay in well with any period artisan tool grouping.
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3104: Civil War vintage Trotting Horse - BROADSIDE

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Civil War vintage Trotting Horse - BROADSIDE The U. S Agricultural Society sponsors a day of big stake prize money, and no doubt some active behind the barn wagering with a TRIAL OF SPEED FOR TROTTING STALLIONS . Best two out of three and three of five in three categories will pay $300., $200. and $300. respectively with second place in each category bringing prizes of $150.,$100. and $100. A fall day of a total eleven races with prize awards totaling $1150.00, not counting the behind the barn take, would surely be a rich day’s activity and a hardy diversion for the Civil War era citizen. (Of significance in the dating of this horse racing broadside is evident upon perusal of period calendars to find that the printed race date, Saturday October, 27 fell in the year 1861) Printed in Boston by the Franklin Printing House. (see: Samuel Chism prop. Civil War vintage Boston Business Directories) They were active participants in the printing of all manner of broadsides, pamphlets and books during the war years. (see: Ceremonies at the dedication of the soldiers' monument in Newton, Mass. Franklin Printing House, 1864.) The broadside remains in excellent and untouched original condition and is in a nicely displayable size (12 X 9.25 inches). Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!
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Valley Forge Cut - CHERRY WOOD CANE of Revolutionary War Maj. Gen. Lachlan McIntosh Another remnant of our fifty plus years of antique Americana meanderings and an affirmation of our tendency over the years to set personally identified items and things with specific historic interest aside as future research projects. This charming old Revolutionary War vintage cherry wood stick is a recent rediscovery from among such projects. The cane measures 35 ½ inches in length, offers good age commensurate with its history and sports a classic 18th century style 4 ½ inch tapered ferrule which remains solidly mounted despite expected shaft shrinkage. While a fragmented period label offers remnants of an early penned inscription the notation is not discernible leaving only an old museum or collection tag as evidence of the cane’s history (note red ink penned inventory number). Later than the earliest label yet showing age and originality, the secondary label reads: Gen. McIntosh Val. Forge 1778 No:86013
Revolutionary War, Scottish American military and political leader, Lachlan McIntosh was a delegate to the 1776 Provincial Congress. McIntosh was appointed Colonel of Georgia troops then, in September 1776, he was named Brigadier General of the Continental troops of Georgia. Personal and political animosity between McIntosh and another Georgia leader, signer of the Declaration of Independence Button Gwinnett, nearly brought McIntosh down when killed Gwinnett to a duel. While both men were wounded, when Button Gwinnett died of his wound his supporters charged Gen. McIntosh with murder and he was brought to trial. Though acquitted the incident so divided Georgia patriots that influential friends secured the transfer of General McIntosh to General Washington's headquarters, thus keeping the ranks of patriots united in Georgia. It was at the Valley Forge headquarters that Washington awarded command of North Carolina to General McIntosh. It was in this capacity that Gen. McIntosh was taken as a British prisoner May 12, 1780 not to be exchanged until February 9, 1782. Though his confinement as a prisoner of war resulted in lifelong health issues, after the war McIntosh was appointed a commissioner to the southern American Indian tribes and was part of the delegation that officially welcomed President George Washington to Georgia in 1791. Gen. McIntosh died in 1806 at age 80 and is buried in Colonial Park Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia.
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Civil War era Pat. 1856 & 1863 - Desk or Counter BELL A nice little desk or counter bell standing about five inches high on its original milk glass base. This bell itself is of nickel silver with a nicely figured brass stand and clapper. All in pleasing condition with no breaks, chips or cracks all offered as found, pure untouched and unpolished. The bell is patent dated Aug. 8, 1856 - Aug 25 1863. An example of this style had been housed for viewing for many years in the old Robert E. Lee Headquarters Civil War Museum in Gettysburg. This example is in excellent functioning condition with the expected evidence of period use and lots of charm. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!


 

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Civil War Sailor Tintype in Navy Monitor Case A really nice package for the Civil War Navy enthusiast with interest from the gutta percha photo case collector, our photo illustrations will speak best for this 6th plate sailor tintype and Union Monitor end of the day case. We will add that the case remains in excellent with but one very minor edge flake that will be of no consequence. Tight at the hinges and housing a period sailor! Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!
 

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C. S. Lt. GEN. WADE HAMPTON’S SIGNED FREEMASON’S MONITOR Lt. Gen. Wade Hampton’s inscribed 1858, 1st edition copy of Webb’s Freemason’s Monitor. Entering the war on July 12,1861as Colonel of "Hampton's South Carolina Legion" (which he equipped at his own expense), Wade Hampton would be wounded at 1st Manassas and would command an Infantry Brigade in the Peninsula Campaign. He was soon be promoted to Brig. General and assigned to brigade commander in J. E. B. Stuarts Cavalry Corps (7/18/1862). General Hampton participated in Stuart’s operations from 1862 to 1864, again suffering severe wounds at Gettysburg. Hampton succeeded to command General J. E. B. Stuart’s corps upon Stuart’s death at Yellow Tavern. At the close of the war this hard fought patriot of the Confederacy would hold the rank of Lt. General in command of the Cavalry of the Army of Northern Virginia. Gen. Wade Hampton’s signed Masonic volume remains in excellent condition with a good tight binding and minimal period wear. It’s deeply embossed cover with gold guilt Masonic embellishment offer lots of eye appeal. A most desirable signature and an outstanding personal item of one of the Confederacies most renowned patriots. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!!

Manufacturer: Webb’s Freemason’s Monitor  

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Gettysburg Excavated / Civil War ARTILLERY SHELL FRAGMENT Years ago when we first started attending the larger Civil War shows in the South, enthusiastic diggerswould bring wooden boxes filled with excavated treasures for sale or trade to fellow enthusiasts. I found most of these folks had a depth of knowledge and commitment to history that brought the content of their relic filled boxes to a special level. Now and again I would pick out a treasure that was of particular interest to me, usually something with a tag on it or a group of things of known origin, and bring my find back to Maine where it would ultimately get set aside in storage with our accumulation of stuff. In that accumulation we have a small number of artillery bolt fragments collected just prior to the July 1938 Gettysburg Reunion and are offering each individually priced for the collector who would like an authentic Gettysburg relic without spending a ton of money. The relics came to us in a small wooden box that had been in the Mountfort G. A. R. Post in Brunswick, Maine; the home Post of Gen. Joshua L. Chamberlain. On the lid of the box was the period identification as Confederate relics gathered during preparation for the july 1938 Gettysburg Great Reunion. Though the old wire hinged pine box with a piece or two of it’s content has long since passed, we did have the foresight to save an image of the pine box and it’s paper label to go with the relics we kept for ourselves. Our note with a photo of the old relic box, it’s label and origin from the Mountfort G. A. R. Post will come your the shell fragment to preserve it’s history. A neat original Battle of Gettysburg relic and remembrance of what was to be the last joint reunion of Union and Confederate veterans.


Manufacturer: American antique  

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