Photographs of Generals & Indians

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This is an auction of original vintage historical photographs, narrower in focus than our regular catalog/internet auctions. It is primarily from a single-owner collection of Cartes de Visite of Civil War generals, and postcards and cabinet cards and some prints of American Indians. I have added some appropriate things, including some wonderful cabinet cards from prior Be-hold sales, now with a lower minimum bid. The descriptions of the Civil War subjects emphasize the pre-War and post-War experience of these military personnel, and will hopefully make the offerings of interest to a wider group of collectors than those whose interest is strictly in the Civil War. Great attention is paid to giving you a clear and accurate sense of the condition of the material. An explanation of our condition codes at the end of every entry, such as [3+], can be found at our website Be-hold.com. You will also find there a more extensive introduction to this material, and the historical context. Contact Be-hold at behold@be-hold.com or 914.423.5806 for further information.
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Robert Anderson.1 - Robert Anderson.
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Commander of Fort Sumter, forced to surrender at outbreak of war. Anthony/Brady [this will be used throughout to indicate a carte published by E. Anth
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
 
 
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General Alexander Sandor Asboth.2 - General Alexander Sandor Asboth.
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Born in Hungary. Wounded at Pea Ridge and Marianna, later became U.S. minister to the Argentine Republic and Uruguay. By Brady. Strong [3+]
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to floor for (240.00 + 36.00) x 1 = 276.00
 
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Christopher Columbus Augur.3 - Christopher Columbus Augur.
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Wounded at Cedar Mountain. Siege of Port Hudson. Vignetted bust by Anthony/Brady. Oval stamp on verso for “Cole, Saunders & Co., Army News Agent...
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Start Price : 90.00 | Estimates : 90.00 - 150.00
 
 
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William Woods Averell.4 - William Woods Averell.
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Important leader of Pennsylvania Cavalry units. Consular service in Canada after the War. By R. W. Addis, Washington. Foxing in background. Top of mou
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Estimates : 90.00 - 150.00
Sold to floor for (160.00 + 24.00) x 1 = 184.00
 
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Absolom Baird.5 - Absolom Baird.
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Pre-war activities in Florida and Texas. Many successful engagements during the war. [Note: I am not detailing the Civil War service. It will be famil
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Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (300.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 345.00
 
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Nathaniel Prentiss Banks.6 - Nathaniel Prentiss Banks.
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After the war he had a major political career in Massachusetts. Knees-up as Major General by Anthony/Brady. Upper tips of mount just lightly clipped.
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
 
 
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John Gross Barnard.7 - John Gross Barnard.
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His career was with coastal and river engineering projects, before, during and after the war. Anthony/Brady with orange 2 cent proprietary stamp on ve
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Estimates : 90.00 - 150.00
Sold to floor for (130.00 + 19.50) x 1 = 149.50
 
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William Farquhar Barry.8 - William Farquhar Barry.
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Fought in the war against the Seminoles in 1852, and other pre-War service in Kansas. Commanded the northern frontier in the 1879 Fenian uprising. Sea
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 125.00 - 200.00
 
 
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George Dashiell Bayard.9 - George Dashiell Bayard.
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His pre-War activities included service in Colorado "where he is reputed to have provoked a Kiowa-Comanche uprising by killing Kiowa Chief Big ...
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Estimates : 125.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (130.00 + 19.50) x 1 = 149.50
 
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Henry Washington Benham.10 - Henry Washington Benham.
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His major service was in the area of engineering, but he also commanded actions in western Virginia. Seated waist-up portrait by Anthony/Brady, with o
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Estimates : 150.00 - 225.00
Sold to naskamom2004 for (150.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 172.50
 
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Pierre G. T. Beauregard.11 - Pierre G. T. Beauregard.
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The great Confederate general is shown here, because he has not yet donned his Confederate uniform. This CDV by Silsbee, Case, Boston, seems to have b
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 350.00
 
 
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Hiram George Berry.12 - Hiram George Berry.
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Colonel of the 4th Maine Volunteer Infantry. Pen inscription on mount recto says "Killed at Fredricksburg." He fought at Fredricksburg, wa...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to floor for (150.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 172.50
 
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David Bell Birney.13 - David Bell Birney.
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Fought in many major battles including Gettysburg. Died of malaria in 1864. Vignetted profile by Brady. Trivial wrinkle at very top edge. [3]
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Estimates : 125.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (125.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 143.75
 
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Francis P. Blair, Jr.14 - Francis P. Blair, Jr.
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Brother of Lincoln's Postmaster-General. Much political activity in Missouri in support of Lincoln before the War, he returned to Missouri polit...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 25.00 - 75.00
 
 
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Louis Blenker.15 - Louis Blenker.
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Born in Germany, he was expelled for activities in the 1848 Revolution. Full standing portrait with sword by Anthony/Brady. [4-]
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 225.00
 
 
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Don Carlos Buell.16 - Don Carlos Buell.
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He had a rich and controversial role in the war. Fine full-standing portrait by J. E. McLees, Artist, Philadelphia, with imprinted 1862 copyright info
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Start Price : 135.00 | Estimates : 135.00 - 225.00
 
 
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COLONEL FLETCHER WEBSTER17 - COLONEL FLETCHER WEBSTER
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(Note. The original identification of Don Carlos Buell was an error.) Webster led the 12th Mass. at Manassas, where he was mortally wounded August 30
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Estimates : 125.00 - 225.00
Sold to floor for (125.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 143.75
 
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Napoleon Bonaparte Buford.18 - Napoleon Bonaparte Buford.
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Colonel of the 27th Illinois, with much later service. This is a vignetted bust by J. F. Ryder, Cleveland. Edges of mount neatly trimmed. [3-]
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Estimates : 90.00 - 225.00
Sold to *ill-vol for (130.00 + 19.50) x 1 = 149.50
 
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Ambrose Everett Burnside.19 - Ambrose Everett Burnside.
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One of the major and controversial generals. Active in Rhode Island politics after the war. Knees-up portrait by D. Appleton, NY with their 1861 copyr
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Start Price : 65.00 | Estimates : 65.00 - 125.00
 
 
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Benjamin Franklin Butler.20 - Benjamin Franklin Butler.
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Another of the significant Union officers, he was active in politics before and after the war. Waist-up seated portrait by Anthony/Brady. [3]
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Daniel Butterfield.21 - Daniel Butterfield.
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Severely wounded at Gettysburg. Composer of "Taps," active in business and diplomacy. This full standing studio portrait by Anthony/Brady...
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 125.00 - 225.00
 
 
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Edward Richard Sprigg Canby.22 - Edward Richard Sprigg Canby.
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Fought against the Indians in Florida and the South, fought in the war against Mexico, and in the West. At the start of the Civil War he was in comman
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Start Price : 225.00 | Estimates : 225.00 - 325.00
 
 
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William Passmore Carlin.23 - William Passmore Carlin.
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He had a lot of significant activity in pre-War conflicts with the Indians in the West, and returned to Western duty after the War. Forceful waist-up
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Estimates : 175.00 - 250.00
Sold to naskamom2004 for (190.00 + 28.50) x 1 = 218.50
 
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JOSEPH BRADFORD CARR24 - JOSEPH BRADFORD CARR
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(Note: this is not Eugene Asa Carr. I had originally transposed the two Carrs by a sleepy mistake.) Significant command at Big Bethel, the Peninsular
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Estimates : 125.00 - 250.00
Sold to floor for (190.00 + 28.50) x 1 = 218.50
 
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John Cochran.25 - John Cochran.
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His military exploits in the War were not of major notice, but he was active in politics before and after. Knees-up studio portrait by Anthony/Brady.
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Darius Nash Couch.26 - Darius Nash Couch.
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Commanded at Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg... CDV by Anthony/Brady. Period pen inscription verso gives him as "Maj. Ge...
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 125.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Jacob Dolson Cox.27 - Jacob Dolson Cox.
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He was involved with Ohio politics before and after the War. Governor of Ohio in 1866-67, Secretary of the Interior under Grant, President of the Univ
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 125.00
 
 
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Samuel Wylie Crawford.28 - Samuel Wylie Crawford.
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Important command at Gettysburg, as well as the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Five Forks and the siege of Petersburg. Vignetted bust by Gurney. [3]
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Estimates : 125.00 - 250.00
Sold to floor for (140.00 + 21.00) x 1 = 161.00
 
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Thomas Leonidas Crittenden.29 - Thomas Leonidas Crittenden.
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Some of his major commands were at Shiloh and controversially at Chickamauga. Waist-up seated studio portrait by Anthony/Brady. [3]
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 125.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Marcellus Monroe Crocker.30 - Marcellus Monroe Crocker.
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Commanded several Iowa units. CDV by Barr & Young "Army Photographers,/ Palace of Art,/ Vicksburg, Mississippi" 1863 Copyright informa...
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Estimates : 225.00 - 325.00
Sold to popi1863 for (260.00 + 39.00) x 1 = 299.00
 
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George Crook.31 - George Crook.
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Early in the War he commanded an Ohio regiment. Later he commanded the Department of Western Virginia. He was captured in a daring raid late in the Wa
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Start Price : 225.00 | Estimates : 225.00 - 325.00
 
 
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George Washington Cullum.32 - George Washington Cullum.
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Engineering accomplishments before and after the War. Superintendant of the Military Academy. Author of the "Biographical Register of the Offic...
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Estimates : 125.00 - 225.00
Sold to floor for (125.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 143.75
 
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Samuel Ryan Curtis.33 - Samuel Ryan Curtis.
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Colonel of the 2nd Ohio Regiment in the Mexican war. Member of Congress from Iowa. Victor of the battle of Pea Ridge. After the War he negotiated trea
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Start Price : 90.00 | Estimates : 90.00 - 175.00
 
 
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George Armstrong Custer.34 - George Armstrong Custer.
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May 1865 portrait, K-70 in Katz, "Custer in Photographs.” Identified there as by John Goldin & Co. This is by Brady, with the name on the m...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 750.00
Sold to floor for (1,080.00 + 162.00) x 1 = 1,242.00
 
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Henry Eugene Davies.35 - Henry Eugene Davies.
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As Cavalry commander he played a major role in the late War campaigns in Virginia. Active in New York City public service after the War. Full standing
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Estimates : 90.00 - 150.00
Sold to naskamom2004 for (130.00 + 19.50) x 1 = 149.50
 
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HORACE CLARK LEE36 - HORACE CLARK LEE
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Colonel, 27th Mass. Infantry, Breveted Brigadier General USV. CDV by J. C. Spooner, Springfield, Mass., with pictorial logo on verso. Correction than
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Estimates : 125.00 - 226.00
Sold to floor for (125.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 143.75
 
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Jefferson Columbus Davis.37 - Jefferson Columbus Davis.
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Murdered General William Nelson. Distinguished command at Chickamauga and late War battles. After the war served in Alaska, and fought against the Mod
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Estimates : 40.00 - 100.00
Sold to pjb64 for (40.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 46.00
 
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James Wilson Denver.38 - James Wilson Denver.
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Fought in Mexican War. Was in California during the Gold Rush, elected to state senate in 1852. Killed a newspaper editor there. Secretary of State of
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Estimates : 225.00 - 325.00
Sold to foofsers for (260.00 + 39.00) x 1 = 299.00
 
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Gustavus Adolphus De Russy.39 - Gustavus Adolphus De Russy.
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Important Mexican War service. Active in Peninsular Campaign, Malvern Hill, Fredericksburg, and defenses of Washington. Vignetted bust by Brady. [3]
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Estimates : 90.00 - 150.00
Sold to floor for (130.00 + 19.50) x 1 = 149.50
 
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Charles Devens, Jr.40 - Charles Devens, Jr.
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Wounded several times, including Fredricksburg. Defeated at Chancellorsville, neverless promoted to commander of the Army of the Tennessee. Postwar ju
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Estimates : 90.00 - 150.00
Sold to floor for (90.00 + 13.50) x 1 = 103.50
 
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John Adams Dix.41 - John Adams Dix.
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U.S. Senator 1845- 49. Secretary of the Treasury. In charge of the suppression of the New York draft riots in 1863. Governor of NY in 1872. Fine CDV b
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Estimates : 100.00 - 175.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 115.00
 
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Charles Cleveland Dodge.42 - Charles Cleveland Dodge.
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From the family associated with the Phelps Dodge Corporation. Civil War service around Suffolk, Virginia. Vignetted bust by Brady. [3]
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Estimates : 120.00 - 220.00
Sold to ussnewjersey for (140.00 + 21.00) x 1 = 161.00
 
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Grenville Melen Dodge.43 - Grenville Melen Dodge.
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Much War service, several times wounded. Commander of the District of the Mississippi, and later led the XVI Corps during the Atlanta campaign. In 186
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Estimates : 110.00 - 220.00
Sold to floor for (260.00 + 39.00) x 1 = 299.00
 
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Abram Duryee.44 - Abram Duryee.
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Leader of a famous group of Zouaves from New York. Much distinguished service in Virginia. After the war he was police commissioner in New York. Waist
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to cwshoedog for (160.00 + 24.00) x 1 = 184.00
 
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William Dwight.45 - William Dwight.
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Suffered severe casualties at the battle of Williamsburg, he was left for dead, then taken prisoner, and was later exchanged. Active in the battle of
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 125.00 - 225.00
 
 
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William Grosvenor Ely.46 - William Grosvenor Ely.
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Officer in several Connecticut Infantry regiments. Brevetted Brigadier General. See Hunt, "Brevet Brigadier Generals in Blue" p.194. Gold-...
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Estimates : 125.00 - 225.00
Sold to floor for (170.00 + 25.50) x 1 = 195.50
 
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Charles T. Ewing.47 - Charles T. Ewing.
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Commanded the 13th U.S. Infantry at Vicksburg. Active service at Chattanooga, the Atlantic campaign, the "March to the Sea" etc. Gravure, ...
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Estimates : 15.00 - 50.00
Sold to generalzach for (20.00 + 3.00) x 1 = 23.00
 
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Edward Ferrero.48 - Edward Ferrero.
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Italian-born, he was a dance instructor at West Point. Good service at Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredricksburg, etc. He was supposed to have been d
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
 
 
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John Gray Foster.49 - John Gray Foster.
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Engineering service in the Mexican War. Injured by his horse falling on him. Late in the War he commanded the Department of the South and the Departme
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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William Buel Franklin.50 - William Buel Franklin.
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Service at Buena Vista in the Mexican War. Before the War he was in charge of the construction of the new dome at the Capitol. Served at First Manassa
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
 
 
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