HISTORIC MILITARY & FIREARMS EVENT

HISTORIC MILITARY & FIREARMS EVENT

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FEATURING: ADOLF HITLER'S DESK, KOMAR & MELAMID YALTA CONFERENCE PAINTING, WWII CAPTURED GERMAN STANDARTE, 1936 MERCEDES BELONGING TO NAZI DOCTOR. Firearms, Edge Weapons, WWI, WWII, Civil War & More

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CIVIL WAR ERA SPEAR POINT BOWIE KNIFE

Lot # 195c (Sale Order: 326 of 708)      

Untouched Civil War era spear point bowie knife with a 12.25" blade and 17" overall. Brass cup under the cross guard. very good.

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MODEL 1860 STAFF SWORD HORSTMANN, LT. GEO, BUTLER

Lot # 195d (Sale Order: 327 of 708)      

Model 1860 Staff & Field sword made during the Civil War by Horstmann & Sons, Philadelphia. 39" overall with an etched 31" elliptical blade. Blade has eagles and stands of arms on each side, along with Hortsmann & Sons, Philadelphia in a banner. The hilt has a presentation on the folding clam shell that reads "Presented to Lieut. Geo. B. Butler 10th U.S. Infantry, by his friends and admirers, Washington, Jan. 8th, 1863." The condition of the sword is very nice. The etchings on the blade are all visible, and the presentation is very clear. The hilt is brass, with some damage to the hinge under the folding clam shell. The grip is covered in ray skin and it retains all of the twisted brass wire. The scabbard is solid and retains about 70% finish. It is very hard to find a Model 1860 Staff & Field Sword that was made during the Civil War, especially one with a period presentation. Very Good-Excellent
Model 1860 Staff & Field sword made during the Civil War by Horstmann & Sons, Philadelphia. 39" overall with an etched 31" elliptical blade. Blade has eagles and stands o...moref arms on each side, along with Hortsmann & Sons, Philadelphia in a banner. The hilt has a presentation on the folding clam shell that reads "Presented to Lieut. Geo. B. Butler 10th U.S. Infantry, by his friends and admirers, Washington, Jan. 8th, 1863." The condition of the sword is very nice. The etchings on the blade are all visible, and the presentation is very clear. The hilt is brass, with some damage to the hinge under the folding clam shell. The grip is covered in ray skin and it retains all of the twisted brass wire. The scabbard is solid and retains about 70% finish. It is very hard to find a Model 1860 Staff & Field Sword that was made during the Civil War, especially one with a period presentation. Very Good-Excellent

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19th CEN. BUFF ARTILLERY SWORD BELT, SNAKE BUCKLE

Lot # 195e (Sale Order: 328 of 708)      

Enlisted man or NCO buff leather belt for a artillery short sword. This belt has german silver fittings, including a snake belt buckle. Most belts with snake buckles are of British origin, but they were also commonly used during the Civil War. Very Good
Enlisted man or NCO buff leather belt for a artillery short sword. This belt has german silver fittings, including a snake belt buckle. Most belts with snake buckles are ...moreof British origin, but they were also commonly used during the Civil War. Very Good

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SILVER KEY WIND POCKET WATCH, HENRY W. HALLECK

Lot # 195f (Sale Order: 329 of 708)      

Coin silver American Watch Co. pocket watch belonging to Henry W. Halleck a Union General during the Civil War. The case is 2" diameter and has an American Eagle and 3 stars embossed on lid. inside it is marked in raised letters Warranted, Coin Silver. The silver fob is inscribed "Engineers , U.S.M.A 1839" on one side and "Henry W. Halleck Jan. 16, 1815" on the other. The case is a Civil War patriotic coin silver case. The works were replaced at one time with Model 1857 serial number 442162 which date to 1869. Halleck was born on Jan. 16 1815 and graduated from West Point 3rd in his class in 1839. He was general in Chief over the Union Army reporting directly to President Lincoln. He was later replaced by General Grant. Halleck was present at Lincoln's death and was a pall bearer at the funeral. He passed away January 9, 1872. The watch worked when tested. A very nice and historic watch. Excellent
Coin silver American Watch Co. pocket watch belonging to Henry W. Halleck a Union General during the Civil War. The case is 2" diameter and has an American Eagle and 3 st...morears embossed on lid. inside it is marked in raised letters Warranted, Coin Silver. The silver fob is inscribed "Engineers , U.S.M.A 1839" on one side and "Henry W. Halleck Jan. 16, 1815" on the other. The case is a Civil War patriotic coin silver case. The works were replaced at one time with Model 1857 serial number 442162 which date to 1869. Halleck was born on Jan. 16 1815 and graduated from West Point 3rd in his class in 1839. He was general in Chief over the Union Army reporting directly to President Lincoln. He was later replaced by General Grant. Halleck was present at Lincoln's death and was a pall bearer at the funeral. He passed away January 9, 1872. The watch worked when tested. A very nice and historic watch. Excellent

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CIVIL WAR CONFEDERATE LOUISIANA CHICKAMAUGA LETTER

Lot # 196 (Sale Order: 330 of 708)      

Outstanding 2 page Chickamauga battle content Confederate 14th Battalion Louisiana Sharpshooters letter written in browned ink September 24, 1863 by Thomas McCegney (McCagney) of Company B. The Transcript is as follows: Line of Battle near Chattanooga Sept. The 24th 1863 Manion my friend I take the pleasure of writing these few lines to you hoping to find you in as good health as this leaves me at present thanks be to God for his mercies to us all. Well we have had it at last on Friday and Sat and Sunday. Mr. Braggs co and Rosecrans had a devil of a mess but Mr. B co beat Mr. Rose very bad on Sunday morning our division attacked the enemy on the extreme right and drove them 1 mile and then old blinkie halted the brigade within range of the yankee so the brigade fell back and the old blind fool got wounded and taken prisoner and capt. gualut was killed hellemes was killed and stoveall wounded. Our battalion captured two pieces of artillery and one hundred and 6 prisoners in the first charge in the morning of Sunday and then in the evening at 4 o'clock our division made a charge on their breast works and the 13 and Von Zinken lead them so they had like to run over Yankees guns and everything else. I have no more at present to mention only the casualty's of the company. Wounded is Sargt Mizell, privates Halley, Hagan slightly with a shell in the hip. Halley with a miney ball through the right eye Mizell through the thigh and leg and that is all of our company that was hurt, Co A Lieut Pierce his leg shot off Warick has his finger shot off and Roberson was shot through the leg sum whare I don't exacelly know whare so that is all of our Batt that was hurt in the Battle of Chicamaga. Johney Stewart is missing and is supposed that he is taken prisoner. No more of our old co was hurt. The Washington artillery has lost 29 men and Cobbs battery lost 25 men. The 13 lost about one 3rd. No more at present but still remains your friend The 14th Battalion Louisiana Sharpshooters was organized during the late summer of 1862 with three companies. It was formed with men from the 11th Louisiana Infantry Regiment. Very good - excellent.
Outstanding 2 page Chickamauga battle content Confederate 14th Battalion Louisiana Sharpshooters letter written in browned ink September 24, 1863 by Thomas McCegney (McCa...moregney) of Company B. The Transcript is as follows: Line of Battle near Chattanooga Sept. The 24th 1863 Manion my friend I take the pleasure of writing these few lines to you hoping to find you in as good health as this leaves me at present thanks be to God for his mercies to us all. Well we have had it at last on Friday and Sat and Sunday. Mr. Braggs co and Rosecrans had a devil of a mess but Mr. B co beat Mr. Rose very bad on Sunday morning our division attacked the enemy on the extreme right and drove them 1 mile and then old blinkie halted the brigade within range of the yankee so the brigade fell back and the old blind fool got wounded and taken prisoner and capt. gualut was killed hellemes was killed and stoveall wounded. Our battalion captured two pieces of artillery and one hundred and 6 prisoners in the first charge in the morning of Sunday and then in the evening at 4 o'clock our division made a charge on their breast works and the 13 and Von Zinken lead them so they had like to run over Yankees guns and everything else. I have no more at present to mention only the casualty's of the company. Wounded is Sargt Mizell, privates Halley, Hagan slightly with a shell in the hip. Halley with a miney ball through the right eye Mizell through the thigh and leg and that is all of our company that was hurt, Co A Lieut Pierce his leg shot off Warick has his finger shot off and Roberson was shot through the leg sum whare I don't exacelly know whare so that is all of our Batt that was hurt in the Battle of Chicamaga. Johney Stewart is missing and is supposed that he is taken prisoner. No more of our old co was hurt. The Washington artillery has lost 29 men and Cobbs battery lost 25 men. The 13 lost about one 3rd. No more at present but still remains your friend The 14th Battalion Louisiana Sharpshooters was organized during the late summer of 1862 with three companies. It was formed with men from the 11th Louisiana Infantry Regiment. Very good - excellent.

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CIVIL WAR CONFEDERATE 5TH TENNESSEE LETTER GROUP

Lot # 197 (Sale Order: 331 of 708)      

Outstanding 5th Tennessee Infantry (CSA) 14 letter grouping including 7 letters written by Captain William Henry Wilson, Co. A, 5th Tennessee, one letter written by B.F. Taylor of Co. A, 5th Tennessee to Captain Wilson, and 6 letters written by family members. Also included is a 7" x 5" 1921 photograph identified as " Relatives of Capt. W.H. Wilson at his funeral in Notasulga, Alabama in 1921 (22?)". Every family member in the photograph is identified on the reverse. The War time letters from family members include war news, updates on men enlisting etc., and span the entire war. Captain Wilson's letters & B. F. Taylor's letter span the period of May 12 1864 - to February 20th 1865 with much detail on the Atlanta Campaign and finish with a letter written 9/20/65 as Captain Wilson is attempting to get home"…I learn that any neighborhood is in a dreadful fix dangerous for a soldier to pass thru from here to Paris on foot….". While all the letters contain good content, Wilson's letter of August 17, 1864 is spectacular in content and is transcribed here; "In the ground near Atlanta, Ga. Aug 17th, 1864. Mrs. N. E. Wilson, My dearest Lizzie, It is again with the greatest of pleasure to know that I am yet spared to converse with you by letter. Heavy skirmishing still going on day & night. Last night & night before we fought more or less all nights - Atlanta was set on fire both nights from shells but little damage done to the city. Several citizens both men, women, and children has been killed in the city from Yankee shells. There is more gofer holes in town that ever I saw. Every person have got holes dug in the ground for protection, we have a large army to face but we are all in the best of spirits & willing to fight at any day or hour. Atlanta never will fall while General Hood has Comd of the army. Gen. Wheeler is now on the rear of. Sherman burned Marietta with several days rations also torn up, several miles of railroad. If I was a betting man I would bet 50,000 dollars if I was worth it that Sherman is beyond Chattanooga in less than one month. We have three brigades coming to our help from Taylor's Army. I have seen nor heard from Mr. Vaughn since the day I got here. I would like so much to see him but have no chance of visiting. All we have to do is ly in the ditches, go on picket & fight like thunder. We are losing many men but not so many as the Yanks. Our boys shoot much better than the enemy. My company was on picket and one of the boys & a Yank got to shooting at each other then would holler & ask how close he came. This was keep up for some time then my man shot & asked how close he came. The Yanks standing by remarked "God Dam it you killed him" which was true for all the boys saw the Yank fall. They make a bargain some times to quit shooting & trade some then they will meet on half way grounds & trade. Our boys will swap tobacco for pocket knives, watches, or any thing they have. The Yanks will give any thing they have for tobacco. I must close my badly written epistle with the promise to do better the next time. My arm has got worse & gon to running again as bad as ever. Give my love to Ma & Pa & all the family. Tell Helen I have the ----book. Yes that Howard has not got back from the hospital. Yes Mr. Taylor & Oliver send their respects to you and say your (tin) type is the prettiest thing they ever saw. Farewell may we both live to meet again is the prayer of your devoted H, W.H. Wilson. In addition to the aforementioned 14 letters are a post war letter, partial war time letter and an 1859 Alabama legal document. Very good.
Outstanding 5th Tennessee Infantry (CSA) 14 letter grouping including 7 letters written by Captain William Henry Wilson, Co. A, 5th Tennessee, one letter written by B.F. ...moreTaylor of Co. A, 5th Tennessee to Captain Wilson, and 6 letters written by family members. Also included is a 7" x 5" 1921 photograph identified as " Relatives of Capt. W.H. Wilson at his funeral in Notasulga, Alabama in 1921 (22?)". Every family member in the photograph is identified on the reverse. The War time letters from family members include war news, updates on men enlisting etc., and span the entire war. Captain Wilson's letters & B. F. Taylor's letter span the period of May 12 1864 - to February 20th 1865 with much detail on the Atlanta Campaign and finish with a letter written 9/20/65 as Captain Wilson is attempting to get home"…I learn that any neighborhood is in a dreadful fix dangerous for a soldier to pass thru from here to Paris on foot….". While all the letters contain good content, Wilson's letter of August 17, 1864 is spectacular in content and is transcribed here; "In the ground near Atlanta, Ga. Aug 17th, 1864. Mrs. N. E. Wilson, My dearest Lizzie, It is again with the greatest of pleasure to know that I am yet spared to converse with you by letter. Heavy skirmishing still going on day & night. Last night & night before we fought more or less all nights - Atlanta was set on fire both nights from shells but little damage done to the city. Several citizens both men, women, and children has been killed in the city from Yankee shells. There is more gofer holes in town that ever I saw. Every person have got holes dug in the ground for protection, we have a large army to face but we are all in the best of spirits & willing to fight at any day or hour. Atlanta never will fall while General Hood has Comd of the army. Gen. Wheeler is now on the rear of. Sherman burned Marietta with several days rations also torn up, several miles of railroad. If I was a betting man I would bet 50,000 dollars if I was worth it that Sherman is beyond Chattanooga in less than one month. We have three brigades coming to our help from Taylor's Army. I have seen nor heard from Mr. Vaughn since the day I got here. I would like so much to see him but have no chance of visiting. All we have to do is ly in the ditches, go on picket & fight like thunder. We are losing many men but not so many as the Yanks. Our boys shoot much better than the enemy. My company was on picket and one of the boys & a Yank got to shooting at each other then would holler & ask how close he came. This was keep up for some time then my man shot & asked how close he came. The Yanks standing by remarked "God Dam it you killed him" which was true for all the boys saw the Yank fall. They make a bargain some times to quit shooting & trade some then they will meet on half way grounds & trade. Our boys will swap tobacco for pocket knives, watches, or any thing they have. The Yanks will give any thing they have for tobacco. I must close my badly written epistle with the promise to do better the next time. My arm has got worse & gon to running again as bad as ever. Give my love to Ma & Pa & all the family. Tell Helen I have the ----book. Yes that Howard has not got back from the hospital. Yes Mr. Taylor & Oliver send their respects to you and say your (tin) type is the prettiest thing they ever saw. Farewell may we both live to meet again is the prayer of your devoted H, W.H. Wilson. In addition to the aforementioned 14 letters are a post war letter, partial war time letter and an 1859 Alabama legal document. Very good.

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CIVIL WAR ROCKY FACE MOUNTAIN GEORGIA WAR LOG

Lot # 198 (Sale Order: 332 of 708)      

Section of tree containing 4 minnie balls and 3 pieces of shrapnel. Contemporary plaque reads "Civil War Bullet log. Rocky Face Mtn., Ga." Additional information attributes this war log to the "Old Rocky Mtn. Civil War Museum". very good
Section of tree containing 4 minnie balls and 3 pieces of shrapnel. Contemporary plaque reads "Civil War Bullet log. Rocky Face Mtn., Ga." Additional information attribut...morees this war log to the "Old Rocky Mtn. Civil War Museum". very good

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M 1850 FOOT OFFICER'S SWORD IDED TO 38TH OHIO VOLS

Lot # 199 (Sale Order: 333 of 708)      

Untouched M1850 foot officer's sword with an ironclad identification in the form of a letter of provenance dated March 28, 1906 from the veteran, Lieutenant Foreman Evans Company B, 38th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, presenting the sword as an heirloom to his son, Ernest D. Evans. The letter, signed in period ink, reads, "THIS SWORD, was carried by Lieutenant E.D. Bradley of the Ohio Regiment in our War with Mexico. And again by him as Lieutenant-Colonel of the 14th Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the three months' service at the outbreak of the Rebellion, who transferred it to First Lieutenant B.S. Pinder of Company B, 38th Regiment, Ohio Volunteers. When he was promoted to Captain same company and same regiment, he presented it to Lieutenant F. Evans, Company B, 38th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and was carried by him to the close of the War. Lieutenant Evans in the meantime having been promoted to First Lieutenant of Company K, 38th Regiment Ohio Veteran Volunteers. And I now dedicate same, as an heirloom, to my son, Ernest D. Evans. Foreman Evans (signed) St. Louis Mo., March 28th, 1906. " Also included is a notarized letter of provenance from the great grandson & grandson of Foreman Evans and Ernest Evans. The sword is completely untouched and shows honest wear as seen with actual field use. Blade is unmarked at the ricasso but has an etched "US" and banner with decorative motifs on one side and "E. Pluribus Unum". on the other side. Scabbard has two dents. Sword has a beautiful patina having never been cleaned. Formen Evans enlisted as a 1st sergeant on 8/19/1861 was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on 3/24/1863 and 1st Lieutenant on 5/9/1864. Lieutenant Evans would have carried this sword at Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Kennesaw Mountain, Utoy Creek, Jonesboro and on the march through the Carolinas. A very historic sword very good.
Untouched M1850 foot officer's sword with an ironclad identification in the form of a letter of provenance dated March 28, 1906 from the veteran, Lieutenant Foreman Evans...more Company B, 38th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, presenting the sword as an heirloom to his son, Ernest D. Evans. The letter, signed in period ink, reads, "THIS SWORD, was carried by Lieutenant E.D. Bradley of the Ohio Regiment in our War with Mexico. And again by him as Lieutenant-Colonel of the 14th Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the three months' service at the outbreak of the Rebellion, who transferred it to First Lieutenant B.S. Pinder of Company B, 38th Regiment, Ohio Volunteers. When he was promoted to Captain same company and same regiment, he presented it to Lieutenant F. Evans, Company B, 38th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and was carried by him to the close of the War. Lieutenant Evans in the meantime having been promoted to First Lieutenant of Company K, 38th Regiment Ohio Veteran Volunteers. And I now dedicate same, as an heirloom, to my son, Ernest D. Evans. Foreman Evans (signed) St. Louis Mo., March 28th, 1906. " Also included is a notarized letter of provenance from the great grandson & grandson of Foreman Evans and Ernest Evans. The sword is completely untouched and shows honest wear as seen with actual field use. Blade is unmarked at the ricasso but has an etched "US" and banner with decorative motifs on one side and "E. Pluribus Unum". on the other side. Scabbard has two dents. Sword has a beautiful patina having never been cleaned. Formen Evans enlisted as a 1st sergeant on 8/19/1861 was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on 3/24/1863 and 1st Lieutenant on 5/9/1864. Lieutenant Evans would have carried this sword at Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Kennesaw Mountain, Utoy Creek, Jonesboro and on the march through the Carolinas. A very historic sword very good.

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CIVIL WAR SILVER ID SHIELD 21ST OHIO ARTILLERY

Lot # 199a (Sale Order: 334 of 708)      

Exquisitely crafted silver Identification Shield with eagle motif inscribed to "W. Dority 21st O. V. A. " (Ohio Volunteer Artillery). This shield was excavated near Walker's Pond by the Clinch River in Eastern Tennessee where the 21st OVLA had a skirmish with John Hunt Morgan - Morgan's Raiders. This badge badge measures 1.125 x 1.0625 and is very thin as is correct for Civil War ID shields. Along the tip it is evidence of the hinge for a T-bar pin which is no longer present. Records indicate Dority enlisted on 1/19/1863 as a corporal, was promoted to sergeant 7/1/63 and mustered out 7/21/1865 at Camp Cleveland. Small .25 crack in eagle's wing. very good.
Exquisitely crafted silver Identification Shield with eagle motif inscribed to "W. Dority 21st O. V. A. " (Ohio Volunteer Artillery). This shield was excavated near Walke...morer's Pond by the Clinch River in Eastern Tennessee where the 21st OVLA had a skirmish with John Hunt Morgan - Morgan's Raiders. This badge badge measures 1.125 x 1.0625 and is very thin as is correct for Civil War ID shields. Along the tip it is evidence of the hinge for a T-bar pin which is no longer present. Records indicate Dority enlisted on 1/19/1863 as a corporal, was promoted to sergeant 7/1/63 and mustered out 7/21/1865 at Camp Cleveland. Small .25 crack in eagle's wing. very good.

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CIVIL WAR SMITH PATENT TRIPLE BORDERED INF STRAPS

Lot # 199b (Sale Order: 335 of 708)      

Extremely rare pair of Smith patent triple-bordered simulated embroidered Captain of Infantry shoulder straps with medium blue velvet centers and triple rowed rank bars as well. Worn throughout but strikingly handsome. Attributed to Captain Henry McMullen Co. C, 11th Indiana Infantry. very good.
Extremely rare pair of Smith patent triple-bordered simulated embroidered Captain of Infantry shoulder straps with medium blue velvet centers and triple rowed rank bars a...mores well. Worn throughout but strikingly handsome. Attributed to Captain Henry McMullen Co. C, 11th Indiana Infantry. very good.

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CIVIL WAR CAVALRY CAPTAIN ROUNDED SHOULDER STRAPS

Lot # 199c (Sale Order: 336 of 708)      

Captain of Cavalry rounded end "sardine can" style shoulder straps with embroidered borders and rank insignia. An uncommon variation. very good.

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CIVIL WAR ERA M 1840 MEDICAL STAFF SWORD

Lot # 200 (Sale Order: 337 of 708)      

M1840 Medical Service staff sword marked W Clauberg Solingen at the ricasso and "New York" with floral motif on the blade just above the cross guard and Vir----- with floral motif on the reverse side. Brass "MS" at the center of the cross guard. Overall length is 34.25 with the sword itself 33.75". very good.
M1840 Medical Service staff sword marked W Clauberg Solingen at the ricasso and "New York" with floral motif on the blade just above the cross guard and Vir----- with flo...moreral motif on the reverse side. Brass "MS" at the center of the cross guard. Overall length is 34.25 with the sword itself 33.75". very good.

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CIVIL WAR SOLDIER ART HANGING OF TWO CONFEDERATES

Lot # 201 (Sale Order: 338 of 708)      

Highly detailed Civil War period drawing executed in pen & ink and colored pencil. Most likely drawn by a Union soldier, this piece of soldier art depicts the hanging of two Confederate soldiers in a stockade fort. While neither the artist nor location is identified, the depiction of palmetto trees inside and outside of the stockade indicates a fort located anywhere along the coast from Southeastern North Carolina to Texas. Rendered on lined onion skin paper, the artist used ink to draw the outlines of the subjects and colored pencil for the main body. Scattered civilians, both White and African American, stand outside of the perimeter of the military square formed by the soldiers as dogs wander about. A number of soldiers view the hanging from the vantage point of the palmettos and the corner building. This drawing has been archivally preserved by the Graphic Conservation Company of Chicago, Illinois by affixing the drawing to archival rice paper. Additionally, the mat is acid-free and the glass is UV resistant. The drawing itself is 16" x 10.75" and the frame 24.25" x 19.5". Excellent.
Highly detailed Civil War period drawing executed in pen & ink and colored pencil. Most likely drawn by a Union soldier, this piece of soldier art depicts the hanging of ...moretwo Confederate soldiers in a stockade fort. While neither the artist nor location is identified, the depiction of palmetto trees inside and outside of the stockade indicates a fort located anywhere along the coast from Southeastern North Carolina to Texas. Rendered on lined onion skin paper, the artist used ink to draw the outlines of the subjects and colored pencil for the main body. Scattered civilians, both White and African American, stand outside of the perimeter of the military square formed by the soldiers as dogs wander about. A number of soldiers view the hanging from the vantage point of the palmettos and the corner building. This drawing has been archivally preserved by the Graphic Conservation Company of Chicago, Illinois by affixing the drawing to archival rice paper. Additionally, the mat is acid-free and the glass is UV resistant. The drawing itself is 16" x 10.75" and the frame 24.25" x 19.5". Excellent.

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CIVIL WAR PAINTED TRUNK & DECANTERS - N.Y. OFFICER

Lot # 202 (Sale Order: 339 of 708)      

Large painted wooden trunk with hinged lid decorated with dark green milk paint. The box belonged to William Carder Hazard Sherman who was commissioned as Major in the Paymaster Dept., US Volunteers in 1861. He served the duration of the war, resigning in April 1865. The front panel of the box is painted in large letters, "W C H S". The group also contains two stoppered glass decanters both etched with the same initials "W C H S" on one side and on the obverse side one is etched, "Brandy", and the other, "Whisky". There are slight chips on the stoppers and necks. There is a CDV carte-de-visite of Sherman in civilian clothes ca. 1860-70, and a later cabinet card of the Major as an elderly man. William Carder Hazard Sherman was born in Norwich, Connecticut in 1829 and died there in 1882. These items were obtained directly from the family. A ledger, family papers of a non-military nature, and statement of provenance from the family are also included. .The trunk measures 22.75" x 14.25" x 13.5" . The decanters are 9" tall with the stoppers. very good.
Large painted wooden trunk with hinged lid decorated with dark green milk paint. The box belonged to William Carder Hazard Sherman who was commissioned as Major in the Pa...moreymaster Dept., US Volunteers in 1861. He served the duration of the war, resigning in April 1865. The front panel of the box is painted in large letters, "W C H S". The group also contains two stoppered glass decanters both etched with the same initials "W C H S" on one side and on the obverse side one is etched, "Brandy", and the other, "Whisky". There are slight chips on the stoppers and necks. There is a CDV carte-de-visite of Sherman in civilian clothes ca. 1860-70, and a later cabinet card of the Major as an elderly man. William Carder Hazard Sherman was born in Norwich, Connecticut in 1829 and died there in 1882. These items were obtained directly from the family. A ledger, family papers of a non-military nature, and statement of provenance from the family are also included. .The trunk measures 22.75" x 14.25" x 13.5" . The decanters are 9" tall with the stoppers. very good.

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CIVIL WAR ERA ST. LOUIS ARMY DEPOT MEDICAL CRATE

Lot # 203 (Sale Order: 340 of 708)      

Civil War era wooden medical quinine crate beautifully stenciled, "Medical Supplies from Medical Supply Depot U. S. Army St. Louis, Mo.". The St. Louis Medical Supply Depot was established during the Civil War. This crate originally contained 100 bottles of quinine sulphate tablets as indicated on lettering on each end of the crate. .During the Civil War and the 19th century and afterwards this medication was used for "typho-malarial" diseases, dysentery, malaria, and typhoid; diseases which afflicted and killed so many soldiers. This crate was later used by the Moffitt-West Drug Company in the late 19th century, as evidenced by stenciling on one side. The crate measures 24" X 17" X 17.25". Lid is missing. very good
Civil War era wooden medical quinine crate beautifully stenciled, "Medical Supplies from Medical Supply Depot U. S. Army St. Louis, Mo.". The St. Louis Medical Supply Dep...moreot was established during the Civil War. This crate originally contained 100 bottles of quinine sulphate tablets as indicated on lettering on each end of the crate. .During the Civil War and the 19th century and afterwards this medication was used for "typho-malarial" diseases, dysentery, malaria, and typhoid; diseases which afflicted and killed so many soldiers. This crate was later used by the Moffitt-West Drug Company in the late 19th century, as evidenced by stenciling on one side. The crate measures 24" X 17" X 17.25". Lid is missing. very good

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CIVIL WAR UNOPENED MEDICINE BOTTLE & ORIGINAL BOX

Lot # 204 (Sale Order: 341 of 708)      

Unopened and sealed glass-stoppered bottle of Creasotum, used medically during the Civil War for multiple purposes. It was employed topically for ulcerations and skin eruptions, and internally in solution for nausea and as an anti-emetic. The bottle is encased in onion skin paper wrap and bears a label showing the emblem "U.S.A. Medical Dept." and indicating the medicine was "Put up at the U.S.A. Laboratory Philadelphia, Pa. 1863". It is accompanied by its original box and lid with similar label and original string ties on the box. Unusual to find intact with original wrappings and box. excellent.
Unopened and sealed glass-stoppered bottle of Creasotum, used medically during the Civil War for multiple purposes. It was employed topically for ulcerations and skin eru...moreptions, and internally in solution for nausea and as an anti-emetic. The bottle is encased in onion skin paper wrap and bears a label showing the emblem "U.S.A. Medical Dept." and indicating the medicine was "Put up at the U.S.A. Laboratory Philadelphia, Pa. 1863". It is accompanied by its original box and lid with similar label and original string ties on the box. Unusual to find intact with original wrappings and box. excellent.

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CIVIL WAR OFFICER'S BELT RIG - IDENTIFIED SURGEON

Lot # 205 (Sale Order: 342 of 708)      

U.S. Civil War officer's belt rig attributed to Dr. Elias J. Marsh. Belt is approximately 1.75" wide. Rectangular mid size tongued, officers plate. The plate and keeper are unmarked. Sword hangers are present and complete but are fragile with partial tears. Dr. Marsh was appointed Surgeon's Mate, 3rd New Jersey (3 months regiment) in April 1861 with which he was engaged at First Bull Run. In August 1861 he was appointed Assistant Surgeon, U.S.A. He served throughout the Civil War. In 1862 he was in the Peninsula Campaign and was taken prisoner at Gaines' Mill. For most of 1863 Dr. Marsh was in charge of the Judiciary Square Hospital in Washington. Then in 1864 he was assigned to the 2nd Division Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac. Later in the War he was on General Philip Sheridan's staff in Texas. Dr. Marsh has been referred to as "the man who stopped the Civil War": while Grant and Lee were negotiating terms of surrender at Appomattox, and portions of the armies were still fighting, Dr. Marsh was asked by General Grant's adjutant to ride through the lines to transmit the cease fire orders to the commanding officers, thus bringing the fighting to a close. Dr. Marsh came from a prominent medical family in Paterson, New Jersey. This belt rig, along with Marsh's medical officer sash and medical staff sword were procured together as a collection several decades ago with that attribution having been transmitted at the time of acquisition. No written provenance was obtained. good - very good.
U.S. Civil War officer's belt rig attributed to Dr. Elias J. Marsh. Belt is approximately 1.75" wide. Rectangular mid size tongued, officers plate. The plate and keeper a...morere unmarked. Sword hangers are present and complete but are fragile with partial tears. Dr. Marsh was appointed Surgeon's Mate, 3rd New Jersey (3 months regiment) in April 1861 with which he was engaged at First Bull Run. In August 1861 he was appointed Assistant Surgeon, U.S.A. He served throughout the Civil War. In 1862 he was in the Peninsula Campaign and was taken prisoner at Gaines' Mill. For most of 1863 Dr. Marsh was in charge of the Judiciary Square Hospital in Washington. Then in 1864 he was assigned to the 2nd Division Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac. Later in the War he was on General Philip Sheridan's staff in Texas. Dr. Marsh has been referred to as "the man who stopped the Civil War": while Grant and Lee were negotiating terms of surrender at Appomattox, and portions of the armies were still fighting, Dr. Marsh was asked by General Grant's adjutant to ride through the lines to transmit the cease fire orders to the commanding officers, thus bringing the fighting to a close. Dr. Marsh came from a prominent medical family in Paterson, New Jersey. This belt rig, along with Marsh's medical officer sash and medical staff sword were procured together as a collection several decades ago with that attribution having been transmitted at the time of acquisition. No written provenance was obtained. good - very good.

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CIVIL WAR MEDICAL OFFICER GREEN SASH - IDENTIFIED

Lot # 206 (Sale Order: 343 of 708)      

Surgeon's sash attributed to Dr. Elias J. Marsh. Vivid and unfaded green silk sash in excellent condition with no tears, wholly intact, and bearing the knots and tassels, with minor repair to one knot in the remote past. The sash, including tassels is 118" in length. The tassel head is consistent with those seen on Civil War sashes. An excellent and identified example of an officer's sash as used by surgeons during the Civil War. Dr. Marsh was appointed Surgeon's Mate, 3rd New Jersey (3 months regiment) in April 1861 with which he was engaged at First Bull Run. In August 1861 he was appointed Assistant Surgeon, U.S.A. He served throughout the Civil War. In 1862 he was in the Peninsula Campaign and was taken prisoner at Gaines' Mill. For most of 1863 Dr. Marsh was in charge of the Judiciary Square Hospital in Washington. Then in 1864 he was assigned to the 2nd Division Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac. Later in the War he was on General Philip Sheridan's staff in Texas. Dr. Marsh has been referred to as "the man who stopped the Civil War": while Grant and Lee were negotiating terms of surrender at Appomattox, and portions of the armies were still fighting, Dr. Marsh was asked by General Grant's adjutant to ride through the lines to transmit the cease fire orders to the commanding officers, thus bringing the fighting to a close. Dr. Marsh came from a prominent medical family in Paterson, New Jersey. This sash, along with Marsh's medical staff sword and officer's belt rig were procured together as a collection several decades ago with that attribution having been transmitted at the time of acquisition. No written provenance was obtained. excellent
Surgeon's sash attributed to Dr. Elias J. Marsh. Vivid and unfaded green silk sash in excellent condition with no tears, wholly intact, and bearing the knots and tassels,...more with minor repair to one knot in the remote past. The sash, including tassels is 118" in length. The tassel head is consistent with those seen on Civil War sashes. An excellent and identified example of an officer's sash as used by surgeons during the Civil War. Dr. Marsh was appointed Surgeon's Mate, 3rd New Jersey (3 months regiment) in April 1861 with which he was engaged at First Bull Run. In August 1861 he was appointed Assistant Surgeon, U.S.A. He served throughout the Civil War. In 1862 he was in the Peninsula Campaign and was taken prisoner at Gaines' Mill. For most of 1863 Dr. Marsh was in charge of the Judiciary Square Hospital in Washington. Then in 1864 he was assigned to the 2nd Division Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac. Later in the War he was on General Philip Sheridan's staff in Texas. Dr. Marsh has been referred to as "the man who stopped the Civil War": while Grant and Lee were negotiating terms of surrender at Appomattox, and portions of the armies were still fighting, Dr. Marsh was asked by General Grant's adjutant to ride through the lines to transmit the cease fire orders to the commanding officers, thus bringing the fighting to a close. Dr. Marsh came from a prominent medical family in Paterson, New Jersey. This sash, along with Marsh's medical staff sword and officer's belt rig were procured together as a collection several decades ago with that attribution having been transmitted at the time of acquisition. No written provenance was obtained. excellent

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CIVIL WAR M 1840 MEDICAL STAFF SWORD - IDENTIFIED

Lot # 207 (Sale Order: 344 of 708)      

Civil War US medical staff officer sword attributed to Dr. Elias J. Marsh. The sword and scabbard are regulation Civil War Model 1840 and in fine condition. The sword is etched W. H. Horstman & Sons Phila. Letters M.S. are made from silver and applied to the shield on the hilt. On the hilt is a cast eagle with an eagle inside an oval. Beautifully detailed etching on the near mint blade includes the legend, "U.S. Medical Staff" and floral motif on the obverse side and an eagle with the legend "E. Pluribus Unum", a stand of colors, and floral motif on the reverse side. In cross section, the blade is elliptical, a property consistent with its designation as a Civil War medical staff sword. The scabbard and mounts are brass. It has a suspension ring mount that has double rings. Dr. Marsh was appointed Surgeon's Mate, 3rd New Jersey (3 months regiment) in April 1861 with which he was engaged at First Bull Run. In August 1861 he was appointed Assistant Surgeon, U.S.A. He served throughout the Civil War. In 1862 he was in the Peninsula Campaign and was taken prisoner at Gaines' Mill. For most of 1863 Dr. Marsh was in charge of the Judiciary Square Hospital in Washington. Then in 1864 he was assigned to the 2nd Division Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac. Later in the War he was on General Philip Sheridan's staff in Texas. Dr. Marsh has been referred to as "the man who stopped the Civil War": while Grant and Lee were negotiating terms of surrender at Appomattox, and portions of the armies were still fighting, Dr. Marsh was asked by General Grant's adjutant to ride through the lines to transmit the cease fire orders to the commanding officers, thus bringing the fighting to a close. Dr. Marsh came from a prominent medical family in Paterson, New Jersey. This sword, along with Marsh's medical officer sash and officer's belt rig were procured together as a collection several decades ago with that attribution having been transmitted at the time of acquisition. No written provenance was obtained. excellent
Civil War US medical staff officer sword attributed to Dr. Elias J. Marsh. The sword and scabbard are regulation Civil War Model 1840 and in fine condition. The sword is ...moreetched W. H. Horstman & Sons Phila. Letters M.S. are made from silver and applied to the shield on the hilt. On the hilt is a cast eagle with an eagle inside an oval. Beautifully detailed etching on the near mint blade includes the legend, "U.S. Medical Staff" and floral motif on the obverse side and an eagle with the legend "E. Pluribus Unum", a stand of colors, and floral motif on the reverse side. In cross section, the blade is elliptical, a property consistent with its designation as a Civil War medical staff sword. The scabbard and mounts are brass. It has a suspension ring mount that has double rings. Dr. Marsh was appointed Surgeon's Mate, 3rd New Jersey (3 months regiment) in April 1861 with which he was engaged at First Bull Run. In August 1861 he was appointed Assistant Surgeon, U.S.A. He served throughout the Civil War. In 1862 he was in the Peninsula Campaign and was taken prisoner at Gaines' Mill. For most of 1863 Dr. Marsh was in charge of the Judiciary Square Hospital in Washington. Then in 1864 he was assigned to the 2nd Division Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac. Later in the War he was on General Philip Sheridan's staff in Texas. Dr. Marsh has been referred to as "the man who stopped the Civil War": while Grant and Lee were negotiating terms of surrender at Appomattox, and portions of the armies were still fighting, Dr. Marsh was asked by General Grant's adjutant to ride through the lines to transmit the cease fire orders to the commanding officers, thus bringing the fighting to a close. Dr. Marsh came from a prominent medical family in Paterson, New Jersey. This sword, along with Marsh's medical officer sash and officer's belt rig were procured together as a collection several decades ago with that attribution having been transmitted at the time of acquisition. No written provenance was obtained. excellent

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CIVIL WAR IDED SURGICAL SET HOSPITAL REGISTER CDV

Lot # 208 (Sale Order: 345 of 708)      

A remarkable group of items that belonged to Homer C. Shaw, Surgeon of the 10th OVI. The collection contains an inscribed Tiemann pocket surgical set, a regimental hospital day book register for the sick and wounded of the 10th Ohio, and images of Dr. Shaw. 1. The Tiemann pocket surgical set was used by Dr. Shaw in the Civil War. It is inscribed in ink on an inner flap: "Homer C. Shaw Surgeon 10th OVI Head Quarters Guard Dept. Cumberland Homer C. Shaw, M.D." This inscription confirms the set was used by the doctor at least in 1863. It contains 19 instruments, many of them with tortoise shell handles and covers and marked "Tiemann". There are two instruments marked Kolbe and Siegel which are replacements. The instruments include lancets, scalpels, forceps, bistouries, canulas, etc., and others typically found in a pocket set. The leather flap has a brass metal latch and it is constructed of red morocco leather. 2. The regimental hospital register was used exclusively for the 10th OVI and records mostly sick soldiers as they presented to daily Surgeon's Call. It is written in manuscript in pencil, and occasional ink, and records each soldier's name, company, ailment and treatment. The casebook measures 13.75 x 8.5 inches. The boards are marbled; the front board and first few pages are loose and detached, and the spine is worn. The casebook registers soldiers of the 10th OVI treated in regimental hospital "in camp at Chattanooga" between Jan. 1, 1864 and May 28, 1864. We know that this was Dr. Shaw's personal regimental casebook for Surgeon's Call because a family journal was kept by his daughter in several blank pages at the end between the 1890s until Dr. Shaw's death in 1910. Registers for regimental hospitals are quite rare. 3. Two images of Dr. Shaw are included. One is a crisp and clear CDV carte-de-visite of the surgeon in a Major's double-breasted frock coat with shoulder straps for that rank. A full surgeon had the rank of Major. The backmark is "Dewey's Gallery, Cincinnati", and it is inscribed "Dr. H.C. Shaw 1864". The other image is a trimmed cabinet card of Dr. Shaw as an old man identical to an image of him in a Homer, Illinois GAR composite located in the Homer historical society. It is inscribed in pencil on the back with Dr. Shaw's birth and death dates and age at death. Accompanying these images are two early 20th century. frames that likely contained the images at one time, both with Gallup, New Mexico, labels on the backpaper. This makes sense since one of Dr. Shaw's daughters had moved to Gallup. These items were obtained from a direct descendant of Dr. Shaw. The group also includes original collection acquisition papers, letters and correspondence with Dr. Shaw's descendants, transcriptions, archive records, and historical research on Dr. Shaw. Homer Cicero Shaw mustered as Assistant Surgeon of the 10th Ohio Vol. Infantry in November 1861. Dr. Shaw was promoted to Surgeon of that regiment in July 1863 and served in that capacity until the regiment's muster out in the summer of 1864. The 10th OVI was at the Battles of Perryville and Stones River in 1862. For most of 1863 the regiment served provost duty for Genl. Geo. H. Thomas at his headquarters for the Army of the Cumberland. Later in that year the Tenth was at Chickamauga, the battle of Chattanooga, and Missionary Ridge. It participated in the Atlanta Campaign until muster out in 1864. very good - excellent
A remarkable group of items that belonged to Homer C. Shaw, Surgeon of the 10th OVI. The collection contains an inscribed Tiemann pocket surgical set, a regimental hospit...moreal day book register for the sick and wounded of the 10th Ohio, and images of Dr. Shaw. 1. The Tiemann pocket surgical set was used by Dr. Shaw in the Civil War. It is inscribed in ink on an inner flap: "Homer C. Shaw Surgeon 10th OVI Head Quarters Guard Dept. Cumberland Homer C. Shaw, M.D." This inscription confirms the set was used by the doctor at least in 1863. It contains 19 instruments, many of them with tortoise shell handles and covers and marked "Tiemann". There are two instruments marked Kolbe and Siegel which are replacements. The instruments include lancets, scalpels, forceps, bistouries, canulas, etc., and others typically found in a pocket set. The leather flap has a brass metal latch and it is constructed of red morocco leather. 2. The regimental hospital register was used exclusively for the 10th OVI and records mostly sick soldiers as they presented to daily Surgeon's Call. It is written in manuscript in pencil, and occasional ink, and records each soldier's name, company, ailment and treatment. The casebook measures 13.75 x 8.5 inches. The boards are marbled; the front board and first few pages are loose and detached, and the spine is worn. The casebook registers soldiers of the 10th OVI treated in regimental hospital "in camp at Chattanooga" between Jan. 1, 1864 and May 28, 1864. We know that this was Dr. Shaw's personal regimental casebook for Surgeon's Call because a family journal was kept by his daughter in several blank pages at the end between the 1890s until Dr. Shaw's death in 1910. Registers for regimental hospitals are quite rare. 3. Two images of Dr. Shaw are included. One is a crisp and clear CDV carte-de-visite of the surgeon in a Major's double-breasted frock coat with shoulder straps for that rank. A full surgeon had the rank of Major. The backmark is "Dewey's Gallery, Cincinnati", and it is inscribed "Dr. H.C. Shaw 1864". The other image is a trimmed cabinet card of Dr. Shaw as an old man identical to an image of him in a Homer, Illinois GAR composite located in the Homer historical society. It is inscribed in pencil on the back with Dr. Shaw's birth and death dates and age at death. Accompanying these images are two early 20th century. frames that likely contained the images at one time, both with Gallup, New Mexico, labels on the backpaper. This makes sense since one of Dr. Shaw's daughters had moved to Gallup. These items were obtained from a direct descendant of Dr. Shaw. The group also includes original collection acquisition papers, letters and correspondence with Dr. Shaw's descendants, transcriptions, archive records, and historical research on Dr. Shaw. Homer Cicero Shaw mustered as Assistant Surgeon of the 10th Ohio Vol. Infantry in November 1861. Dr. Shaw was promoted to Surgeon of that regiment in July 1863 and served in that capacity until the regiment's muster out in the summer of 1864. The 10th OVI was at the Battles of Perryville and Stones River in 1862. For most of 1863 the regiment served provost duty for Genl. Geo. H. Thomas at his headquarters for the Army of the Cumberland. Later in that year the Tenth was at Chickamauga, the battle of Chattanooga, and Missionary Ridge. It participated in the Atlanta Campaign until muster out in 1864. very good - excellent

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CIVIL WAR HERNSTEIN CASED SURGICAL AMPUTATION SET

Lot # 209 (Sale Order: 346 of 708)      

Red velvet lined mahogany and brass bound military cased amputation set put up by Hermann Hernstein & Son 1862 - 1865 under contract with the United States government. This example bears an engraved brass cartouche on the lid for the United States Army Hospital Department. During the Civil War Hernstein was doing business at 393 Broadway in New York City. The instrument maker's paper label affixed to the inside lid of the case reflects this address and lists an inventory of the surgical instruments contained therein. During the Civil War Hernstein actively procured contracts with the U.S. government to provide surgical sets for the military. Hernstein manufactured his cases and instruments in New York City but also acquired many instruments from Europe. The mahogany case dimensions are 17.25" long, 3.25" high, and 6.5" wide. It is brass bound with an inscribed cartouche on the lid "U.S.A Hosp. Dept.", with sliding brass latches, typical on military cased sets. The upper case lid is protected by a partition with brass stays, and there are linear tears in the velvet around the bone pull due to its frequent use in surgery. The inner lid bears an original manufacturer's label for the cased set with an inventory of contents. The upper lid contains; 1. A large capital saw with ebony handle. Engraved "U.S.A. Hosp. Dept." on one side and "H. Hernstein" on the opposite. 2. Bone forceps marked "U.S.A. Hosp. Dept." and "H. Hernstein & Son". 3. Artery forceps - unmarked. The lower case has a compartment for the amputating instruments (bound with a brass guard), one for sutures and needles, and a compartment for the tourniquet. Its contents include: 1. Long & medium amputating knives with ebony handles and marked "Hernstein & Son". 2. Large catling knife with ebony handle, marked "H. Hernstein". 3. Large catling knife with ebony handle and marked J. Teufel Phila." (Teufel made surgical instruments during the Civil War.. This is a replacement piece. ) 4. Small catling knife ( missing handle) marked "Hernstein". 5. Metcarpal saw with ebony handle, marked "Hernstein". 6. Cloth and brass tourniquet - unmarked. 7. Spare saw blade for the capital saw - unmarked. Missing a few instruments. Overall very good condition.
Red velvet lined mahogany and brass bound military cased amputation set put up by Hermann Hernstein & Son 1862 - 1865 under contract with the United States government. Th...moreis example bears an engraved brass cartouche on the lid for the United States Army Hospital Department. During the Civil War Hernstein was doing business at 393 Broadway in New York City. The instrument maker's paper label affixed to the inside lid of the case reflects this address and lists an inventory of the surgical instruments contained therein. During the Civil War Hernstein actively procured contracts with the U.S. government to provide surgical sets for the military. Hernstein manufactured his cases and instruments in New York City but also acquired many instruments from Europe. The mahogany case dimensions are 17.25" long, 3.25" high, and 6.5" wide. It is brass bound with an inscribed cartouche on the lid "U.S.A Hosp. Dept.", with sliding brass latches, typical on military cased sets. The upper case lid is protected by a partition with brass stays, and there are linear tears in the velvet around the bone pull due to its frequent use in surgery. The inner lid bears an original manufacturer's label for the cased set with an inventory of contents. The upper lid contains; 1. A large capital saw with ebony handle. Engraved "U.S.A. Hosp. Dept." on one side and "H. Hernstein" on the opposite. 2. Bone forceps marked "U.S.A. Hosp. Dept." and "H. Hernstein & Son". 3. Artery forceps - unmarked. The lower case has a compartment for the amputating instruments (bound with a brass guard), one for sutures and needles, and a compartment for the tourniquet. Its contents include: 1. Long & medium amputating knives with ebony handles and marked "Hernstein & Son". 2. Large catling knife with ebony handle, marked "H. Hernstein". 3. Large catling knife with ebony handle and marked J. Teufel Phila." (Teufel made surgical instruments during the Civil War.. This is a replacement piece. ) 4. Small catling knife ( missing handle) marked "Hernstein". 5. Metcarpal saw with ebony handle, marked "Hernstein". 6. Cloth and brass tourniquet - unmarked. 7. Spare saw blade for the capital saw - unmarked. Missing a few instruments. Overall very good condition.

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CIVIL WAR 49TH NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS CORPS BADGE

Lot # 210 (Sale Order: 347 of 708)      

A skillfully hand engraved silver ID badge 6th Army Corps for John Newton Henry. There is a t-bar pin on the back. The badge is engraved: J.N. Henry. Hosptl Steward. 49th N.Y.V. This badge and a photograph of it are cited in Dr. Gordon Dammann's "Pictorial Encyclopedia of Civil War: Medical Instruments and Equipment", Vol. II. p. 52. (1988). Included with this item is the 1995 book "Turn Them Out to Die Like a Mule: the Civil War Letters of John N. Henry", which recounts his history during the war. John Henry was a middle-aged itinerant preacher from Forestville, New York. Hoping to gain a lieutenancy and financially improve his large family, Henry joined the 49th New York in 1861. His aspirations in this regard went nowhere. He served as a nurse and then hospital steward with the 49th New York throughout the war. He worked closely with and studied under Dr. James Hall who was the regimental surgeon. His work with Dr. Hall and surgical experience enabled him to set up a medical practice as a doctor after the war. The 49th New York, known as the 2nd Buffalo Regiment, was part of the Army of the Potomac, and from May 1862 until June 1865 the 49th was in the 2nd Division, 6th Army Corps. John Henry initially worked as hospital steward for the regimental hospital of the 49th. By 1863-64 he was working closely with Dr. Hall in the division hospital. LOT #211 in this auction is the hospital register of Dr. James Hall of the 49th New York. Initially recording the sick and wounded of the regiment, the register was used later in the war as a record for the Division Hospital. Much of the work of a steward is to be a scribe and handle paperwork for the surgeon. It is possible many of the entries in that hospital register were made by John Henry. excellent
A skillfully hand engraved silver ID badge 6th Army Corps for John Newton Henry. There is a t-bar pin on the back. The badge is engraved: J.N. Henry. Hosptl Steward. 49th...more N.Y.V. This badge and a photograph of it are cited in Dr. Gordon Dammann's "Pictorial Encyclopedia of Civil War: Medical Instruments and Equipment", Vol. II. p. 52. (1988). Included with this item is the 1995 book "Turn Them Out to Die Like a Mule: the Civil War Letters of John N. Henry", which recounts his history during the war. John Henry was a middle-aged itinerant preacher from Forestville, New York. Hoping to gain a lieutenancy and financially improve his large family, Henry joined the 49th New York in 1861. His aspirations in this regard went nowhere. He served as a nurse and then hospital steward with the 49th New York throughout the war. He worked closely with and studied under Dr. James Hall who was the regimental surgeon. His work with Dr. Hall and surgical experience enabled him to set up a medical practice as a doctor after the war. The 49th New York, known as the 2nd Buffalo Regiment, was part of the Army of the Potomac, and from May 1862 until June 1865 the 49th was in the 2nd Division, 6th Army Corps. John Henry initially worked as hospital steward for the regimental hospital of the 49th. By 1863-64 he was working closely with Dr. Hall in the division hospital. LOT #211 in this auction is the hospital register of Dr. James Hall of the 49th New York. Initially recording the sick and wounded of the regiment, the register was used later in the war as a record for the Division Hospital. Much of the work of a steward is to be a scribe and handle paperwork for the surgeon. It is possible many of the entries in that hospital register were made by John Henry. excellent

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CIVIL WAR US HOSPITAL REGISTER 49TH NEW YORK VOLS

Lot # 211 (Sale Order: 348 of 708)      

A magnificent primary source for the history of medicine and surgery during the Civil War. This manuscript hospital register documents thousands of soldiers, mostly in the 6th Army Corps, who were wounded in 1864 at the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, the Siege of Petersburg, Winchester, and Cedar Creek. It records their names, rank, company and regiment, the wounds (mostly gunshot) and surgeries (amputations and resections). This hospital register is a government issued lined blank book with a preprinted heading on the left hand pages that reads, "Register of the Sick and Wounded at..." The boards are leather bound; the spine is worn but intact; and the pages are clean, with their signature binding solid. There is some remote water staining on the inside front board. The register measures 11 x 16.5 inches. Affixed to the cover is a gold embossed black leather label that reads, "U.S.A. MEDICAL DEPARTMENT. REGISTER." All entries for the sick and wounded soldiers are in ink. The register was owned and used by Dr. James A. Hall, the Surgeon of the 49th New York Volunteer Infantry, also known as the 2nd Buffalo regiment. Dr. Hall enlisted as Surgeon of the 49th in August 1861 and mustered out in mid-October 1864. The initial inside page of the register is inscribed in ink: "Register of the Sick & Wounded of the 49th N.Y.S.V. James A. Hall Surgeon 1862-63." In 1864 Dr. Hall was appointed Surgeon-in-charge of the 2nd Division Hospital of the 6th Army Corps. The initial few pages record the sick soldiers almost entirely from the 49th New York, while in "Camp Near White Oak Church, Virginia" from April 1863 onwards. The next few pages record entries for soldiers at "Camp Near Sulphur Springs, Virginia" from September to October 1863, mostly for members of the 49th. The next pages record soldiers, again mostly of the 49th New York while at "Camp Near Warrenton" October to December 1863 and into February 1864. These pages all reflect a time when the register was used by Dr. Hall as a regimental surgeon for the men of the 49th New York. The remaining, and majority, purpose for the casebook for the rest of 1864 was when Dr. Hall was in charge of the 2nd Division Hospital of the 6th Army Corps. He used it as a register for his Division Hospital. These pages include thousands of entries for soldiers from various regiments of the 6th Corps who were wounded in the Virginia campaigns of that year. This book is largely a register of the wounded of the 6th Corps, including the 49th New York, for 1864. Men from many other regiments of the 2nd Division are listed in this manuscript register. The next section is a register of 1,263 soldiers wounded at the Wilderness May 5 and 6, 1864 and who were surgically treated at the "2nd Division Hospital 6th Army Corps". The next two sections record soldiers who were treated at their Division Hospital and who were wounded at the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, and Petersburg. In two sections the soldier entries in total number 789 and 1,052. Following this there are 414 soldiers treated at the hospital for wounds at the Battle of Winchester Sept. 19, 1864. The final sections are for 442 soldiers wounded at Cedar Creek, and finally 492 wounded and sick soldiers treated at the Division Hospital at Patrick Station, Virginia. LOT #210 in this auction is the Inscribed 6th Corps badge of John N. Henry, hospital steward of the 49th New York. He worked closely with Dr. Hall during the war. Henry was active as a hospital steward with the 2nd Division Hospital 6th AC in 1864. It is even possible he may have recorded many of these entries in this register. In a letter home from Cold Harbor, June 4, 1864, Henry wrote to his wife about the hospital: "A large train of wounded men left here yesterday...the 1st and 2nd Division Hospitals of the 6th Corps are near each other & the burial of their dead is going on every hour about a dozen rods on each side. These are the men who die in the Hospital. Those who die on the field are buried there." The majority of the entries are for soldiers of the 6th Army Corps wounded by gunshot and artillery shells. The early entries are almost exclusively for the sick of the 49th. There are even a few records for some Confederate soldiers treated at the Division Hospital. In all there are approximately 4,500 soldiers listed in the hospital register, making this manuscript an excellent primary source for information about not only the 49th New York but also the 6th Army Corps. Upon muster out in October 1864 James A. Hall returned to his home in Chautauqua County in western New York. He died there in April 1865, just a few days before the war ended. The pension and service records of Dr. Hall are included with this item. excellent
A magnificent primary source for the history of medicine and surgery during the Civil War. This manuscript hospital register documents thousands of soldiers, mostly in th...moree 6th Army Corps, who were wounded in 1864 at the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, the Siege of Petersburg, Winchester, and Cedar Creek. It records their names, rank, company and regiment, the wounds (mostly gunshot) and surgeries (amputations and resections). This hospital register is a government issued lined blank book with a preprinted heading on the left hand pages that reads, "Register of the Sick and Wounded at..." The boards are leather bound; the spine is worn but intact; and the pages are clean, with their signature binding solid. There is some remote water staining on the inside front board. The register measures 11 x 16.5 inches. Affixed to the cover is a gold embossed black leather label that reads, "U.S.A. MEDICAL DEPARTMENT. REGISTER." All entries for the sick and wounded soldiers are in ink. The register was owned and used by Dr. James A. Hall, the Surgeon of the 49th New York Volunteer Infantry, also known as the 2nd Buffalo regiment. Dr. Hall enlisted as Surgeon of the 49th in August 1861 and mustered out in mid-October 1864. The initial inside page of the register is inscribed in ink: "Register of the Sick & Wounded of the 49th N.Y.S.V. James A. Hall Surgeon 1862-63." In 1864 Dr. Hall was appointed Surgeon-in-charge of the 2nd Division Hospital of the 6th Army Corps. The initial few pages record the sick soldiers almost entirely from the 49th New York, while in "Camp Near White Oak Church, Virginia" from April 1863 onwards. The next few pages record entries for soldiers at "Camp Near Sulphur Springs, Virginia" from September to October 1863, mostly for members of the 49th. The next pages record soldiers, again mostly of the 49th New York while at "Camp Near Warrenton" October to December 1863 and into February 1864. These pages all reflect a time when the register was used by Dr. Hall as a regimental surgeon for the men of the 49th New York. The remaining, and majority, purpose for the casebook for the rest of 1864 was when Dr. Hall was in charge of the 2nd Division Hospital of the 6th Army Corps. He used it as a register for his Division Hospital. These pages include thousands of entries for soldiers from various regiments of the 6th Corps who were wounded in the Virginia campaigns of that year. This book is largely a register of the wounded of the 6th Corps, including the 49th New York, for 1864. Men from many other regiments of the 2nd Division are listed in this manuscript register. The next section is a register of 1,263 soldiers wounded at the Wilderness May 5 and 6, 1864 and who were surgically treated at the "2nd Division Hospital 6th Army Corps". The next two sections record soldiers who were treated at their Division Hospital and who were wounded at the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, and Petersburg. In two sections the soldier entries in total number 789 and 1,052. Following this there are 414 soldiers treated at the hospital for wounds at the Battle of Winchester Sept. 19, 1864. The final sections are for 442 soldiers wounded at Cedar Creek, and finally 492 wounded and sick soldiers treated at the Division Hospital at Patrick Station, Virginia. LOT #210 in this auction is the Inscribed 6th Corps badge of John N. Henry, hospital steward of the 49th New York. He worked closely with Dr. Hall during the war. Henry was active as a hospital steward with the 2nd Division Hospital 6th AC in 1864. It is even possible he may have recorded many of these entries in this register. In a letter home from Cold Harbor, June 4, 1864, Henry wrote to his wife about the hospital: "A large train of wounded men left here yesterday...the 1st and 2nd Division Hospitals of the 6th Corps are near each other & the burial of their dead is going on every hour about a dozen rods on each side. These are the men who die in the Hospital. Those who die on the field are buried there." The majority of the entries are for soldiers of the 6th Army Corps wounded by gunshot and artillery shells. The early entries are almost exclusively for the sick of the 49th. There are even a few records for some Confederate soldiers treated at the Division Hospital. In all there are approximately 4,500 soldiers listed in the hospital register, making this manuscript an excellent primary source for information about not only the 49th New York but also the 6th Army Corps. Upon muster out in October 1864 James A. Hall returned to his home in Chautauqua County in western New York. He died there in April 1865, just a few days before the war ended. The pension and service records of Dr. Hall are included with this item. excellent

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CIVIL WAR MAJOR GENERAL FROCK COAT WITH STRAPS

Lot # 212 (Sale Order: 349 of 708)      

Unidentified Civil War Major General's frock coat. The dark indigo blue fabric of this coat is ornamented by a cobalt blue velvet collar and matching regulation 2½" cuff facings, the edges of which show very slight wear with a couple of minor repairs. Eighteen breast buttons are correctly arranged in double rows and in groups of three, indicating the major general rank. Each cuff bears three non functional buttons, the last of which is located out the velvet facing. All four buttons remain on the rear waist and tails. All buttons are on original thread; the breast and tail buttons are backmarked "*Evans & Hassall, Phila*” and the cuffs, "*Evans & Hassall*.” The shoulder straps are of the hook on variety with dark blue velvet field. The ¼” dead bullion border is regulation with bullion wire wraps and two sewn dead bullion stars on each strap. The wearer also elected to be able to use shoulder boards simultaneously with the straps. The evident wear to the shoulders clearly shows where he wore the boards and shows that the he straps have been on this coat since the Civil War. The coat’s interior has the typical green full body lining and correct white cotton sleeve lining. Pockets in both tails are lined with white cotton.  The breast is moderately padded above the waist with angled quilt pattern stitching. Both button falls are reinforced at the buttonholes with the same indigo fabric. The velvet collar is 1”, the back seam from the base of the collar to the waist is 18½" and the tails are 18½" in length. The sleeves are 5½" at the cuff, and increase to 9" at the elbow.  There is some minor mothing but overall the coat is in very good condition with honest wear consistent with use. very good  
Unidentified Civil War Major General's frock coat. The dark indigo blue fabric of this coat is ornamented by a cobalt blue velvet collar and matching regulation 2½" cuff ...morefacings, the edges of which show very slight wear with a couple of minor repairs. Eighteen breast buttons are correctly arranged in double rows and in groups of three, indicating the major general rank. Each cuff bears three non functional buttons, the last of which is located out the velvet facing. All four buttons remain on the rear waist and tails. All buttons are on original thread; the breast and tail buttons are backmarked "*Evans & Hassall, Phila*” and the cuffs, "*Evans & Hassall*.” The shoulder straps are of the hook on variety with dark blue velvet field. The ¼” dead bullion border is regulation with bullion wire wraps and two sewn dead bullion stars on each strap. The wearer also elected to be able to use shoulder boards simultaneously with the straps. The evident wear to the shoulders clearly shows where he wore the boards and shows that the he straps have been on this coat since the Civil War. The coat’s interior has the typical green full body lining and correct white cotton sleeve lining. Pockets in both tails are lined with white cotton.  The breast is moderately padded above the waist with angled quilt pattern stitching. Both button falls are reinforced at the buttonholes with the same indigo fabric. The velvet collar is 1”, the back seam from the base of the collar to the waist is 18½" and the tails are 18½" in length. The sleeves are 5½" at the cuff, and increase to 9" at the elbow.  There is some minor mothing but overall the coat is in very good condition with honest wear consistent with use. very good  

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MEXICAN WAR OFFICER GROUP DAGUERROTYPE COMMISSIONS

Lot # 213 (Sale Order: 350 of 708)      

Identified grouping of Mexican War Officer Edward Fifield Abbott of the 5th United States Infantry who graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1847. The document components of this group include Abbott's 1847 U.S. Army 2nd Lieutenant's commission signed by President James K. Polk, his 1851 1st Lieutenant's commission signed by President Millard Fillmore, and his West Point diploma. Photographs include a 1/4 plate daguerreotype of Abbott in Uniform seated next to his wife Agnes Jennie Reid, a salt print type photo of Abbott in uniform identified on the back "Edward Fifield Abbott', and finally a 1/6th plate ambrotype of Abbott in civilian attire. Abbott's classmates at West Point included A.P. Hill. Ambrose Burnside, John Gibbon, Romeyn Aires, Orlando Wilcox, Charles Griffin and Henry Heth. Abbott served in the Mexican War and on the Western Frontier, resigning after seven years. He was born in Conneaut, Ashtabula County Ohio. He moved to Covington, Kentucky in 1860 and became a railway executive. See auction LOT # 214 for the C. 1850 telescope given by Confederate General William Cabell in 1873 to Abbott's Son George M. Abbott. excellent
Identified grouping of Mexican War Officer Edward Fifield Abbott of the 5th United States Infantry who graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in ...more1847. The document components of this group include Abbott's 1847 U.S. Army 2nd Lieutenant's commission signed by President James K. Polk, his 1851 1st Lieutenant's commission signed by President Millard Fillmore, and his West Point diploma. Photographs include a 1/4 plate daguerreotype of Abbott in Uniform seated next to his wife Agnes Jennie Reid, a salt print type photo of Abbott in uniform identified on the back "Edward Fifield Abbott', and finally a 1/6th plate ambrotype of Abbott in civilian attire. Abbott's classmates at West Point included A.P. Hill. Ambrose Burnside, John Gibbon, Romeyn Aires, Orlando Wilcox, Charles Griffin and Henry Heth. Abbott served in the Mexican War and on the Western Frontier, resigning after seven years. He was born in Conneaut, Ashtabula County Ohio. He moved to Covington, Kentucky in 1860 and became a railway executive. See auction LOT # 214 for the C. 1850 telescope given by Confederate General William Cabell in 1873 to Abbott's Son George M. Abbott. excellent

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