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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Andrew Porter.101 - Andrew Porter.
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Served in the Mexican War and afterward in Texas and the Southwest. Fought at First Manassas. Knees-up standing by Brady. Upper part of mount is soft
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Fitz John Porter.102 - Fitz John Porter.
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Breveted in the Mexican War. From 1857 - 1860 was adjutant to Albert Sidney Johnston in his expedition in Utah. Outstanding service in the Peninsular
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Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
Sold to floor for (75.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 86.25
 
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Benjamin Mayberry Prentiss.103 - Benjamin Mayberry Prentiss.
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Served in the conflict with the Mormons and in the Mexican War. Defended the "Hornets Nest" at Shilo, where he was captured. Knees-up, sta...
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Estimates : 75.00 - 175.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 115.00
 
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Henry Prince.104 - Henry Prince.
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Fought against the Seminoles and Creeks in Florida, and in the Mexican War. Captured at Cedar Mountain. Committed suicide in 1892 in London. Knees-up,
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Estimates : 60.00 - 125.00
Sold to floor for (60.00 + 9.00) x 1 = 69.00
 
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John Aaron Rawlins.105 - John Aaron Rawlins.
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From Galena, Illinois, he became Grant's aide-de-camp, and later, for a short time, his Secretary of War. Seated, waist-up, by Anthony/Brady. Hi...
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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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Jesse Lee Reno.106 - Jesse Lee Reno.
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Breveted in the Mexican War. Chief of ordnance in Albert Sidney Mount's Utah expedition. Fought at Second Manassas and Chantilly. Killed at Sout...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 125.00
Sold to floor for (60.00 + 9.00) x 1 = 69.00
 
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James Brewerton Rickets.107 - James Brewerton Rickets.
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Some service in the Mexican War. Shot and taken prisoner at First Manassas. Injured at Sharpsburg. Vital defense of Washington in July 1864. Waist-up
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Estimates : 90.00 - 150.00
Sold to floor for (140.00 + 21.00) x 1 = 161.00
 
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William Starke Rosecrans.108 - William Starke Rosecrans.
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Among his major battles was that of Murfreesboro. Brilliant operation at Chattanooga. Devastating defeat at Chickamauga. Knees-up standing by Anthony/
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Lovell Harrison Rousseau.109 - Lovell Harrison Rousseau.
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Served in the Mexican War. Participated in the battle of Shiloh, Murfreesboro, and in the vicinity of Chickamauga. Post-War Congressman from Kentucky.
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 125.00 - 225.00
 
 
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Rufus Saxton.110 - Rufus Saxton.
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Fought against the Seminoles in Florida. Participated in the survey of the Northern Pacific Railroad. Very involved in the enlistment of ex-slaves. Kn
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 125.00 - 225.00
 
 
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Robert Cumming Schenk.111 - Robert Cumming Schenk.
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Served in Congress for eight terms. Was a diplomatic representative of the U.S. in S. America. Served at First and Second Manassas, disabled at the la
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 125.00 - 225.00
 
 
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Albin Francisco Schoepf.112 - Albin Francisco Schoepf.
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Polish-born, he served in the Austrian army, defected to the Hungarian revolutionists of 1848. Participated in a number of battles but without great d
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 75.00 - 225.00
 
 
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John McAllister Schofield.113 - John McAllister Schofield.
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Professor of Physics, Washington University in St. Louis. Led various Missouri regiments early in the War. Active in the "March to the Sea,&quo...
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Estimates : 65.00 - 125.00
Sold to hasake for (65.00 + 9.75) x 1 = 74.75
 
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Winfield Scott.114 - Winfield Scott.
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You should know him quite well. Waist up 3/4 seated profile by Gurney. Imprinted credit on recto, "Taken Evacuation Day, 1865." Left side ...
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Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
Sold to jc121 for (75.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 86.25
 
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John Sedgwick.115 - John Sedgwick.
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Served against the Seminoles and instrumental in the "Trail of Tears" forced relocation of the Cherokees from Georgia to the Indian Territ...
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Estimates : 125.00 - 225.00
Sold to cwshoedog for (130.00 + 19.50) x 1 = 149.50
 
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GEORGE JERRISON STANNARD116 - GEORGE JERRISON STANNARD
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A very significant leader in the Civil War. Commanded the 2nd Vermont at Gettysburg, where he was badly wounded, and was wounded again at Cold Harbor
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Estimates : 125.00 - 225.00
Sold to pjb64 for (240.00 + 36.00) x 1 = 276.00
 
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Alexander Shaler.117 - Alexander Shaler.
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Major of the NY 7th Militia. Captured at the Wilderness. Medal of Honor for gallantry. Post-war civic activities in NYC include presidency of the fire
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
 
 
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George Foster Shepley.118 - George Foster Shepley.
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Colonel of the 12th Maine Infantry against New Orleans. Military governor of Louisiana. Interesting strong waist-up by Anthony/Brady with Brady'...
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Estimates : 75.00 - 225.00
Sold to pjb64 for (110.00 + 16.50) x 1 = 126.50
 
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Philip Henry Sheridan.119 - Philip Henry Sheridan.
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It's pointless to summarize his career. Knees-up seated portrait by Brady. See Lot 169. A few spots of light soil [3]
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Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
Sold to usscout for (520.00 + 78.00) x 1 = 598.00
 
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William Tecumseh Sherman.120 - William Tecumseh Sherman.
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Slightly vignetted waist-up by Anthony. See Lots 167, 170. [2+]
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Estimates : 35.00 - 90.00
Sold to usscout for (110.00 + 16.50) x 1 = 126.50
 
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Daniel Edgar Sickles.121 - Daniel Edgar Sickles.
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NY State Senator and member of Congress. Shot his wife's lover in Washington. Disastrous advance into the peach orchard at Gettysburg, where he ...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to cwshoedog for (180.00 + 27.00) x 1 = 207.00
 
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Franz Sigel.122 - Franz Sigel.
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Minister of War for the 1848 revolutionaries in Germany. "Herzinger 1861" is printed on the backdrop column. Full standing with sword. Pub...
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Start Price : 45.00 | Estimates : 45.00 - 125.00
 
 
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Henry Warner Slocum.123 - Henry Warner Slocum.
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Served against the Seminoles. Wounded at First Bull Run. Fought in the Peninsula, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg. Heavy losses at Chancellorsville. Fough
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 125.00 - 225.00
 
 
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Charles Ferguson Smith.124 - Charles Ferguson Smith.
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Commandant of cadets at West Point. Among his cadets were Grant and Sherman. Major service in the Mexican War. 1856 expedition into the Red River coun
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Start Price : 225.00 | Estimates : 225.00 - 350.00
 
 
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Morgan Lewis Smith.125 - Morgan Lewis Smith.
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Riverboat man on the Ohio and Mississippi through the 1850's. Important service at Shiloh. Wounded at Chickasaw Bluffs. President Johnson's ...
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Estimates : 275.00 - 375.00
Sold to floor for (275.00 + 41.25) x 1 = 316.25
 
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William Farrar (Baldy) Smith.126 - William Farrar (Baldy) Smith.
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Took part in many battles, although his leadership was questionable. Waist-up by Anthony/Brady. [3]
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 125.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Brigadier General Charles B. Spicer, NYS Militia.127 - Brigadier General Charles B. Spicer, NYS Militia.
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At least I think that's him. "Gen. Spicer" in period pencil on verso. "NYS Militia" in another hand. Full standing with swor...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 125.00
Sold to thedanoa414 for (60.00 + 9.00) x 1 = 69.00
 
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Julius Stahel.128 - Julius Stahel.
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A Hungarian, he took part in the 1840 revolutionary movement. Awarded the Congressional medal of honor for his action at the battle of Piedmont. Diplo
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (190.00 + 28.50) x 1 = 218.50
 
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David Sloane Stanley.129 - David Sloane Stanley.
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Served on the Indian frontier. Wounded at the battle of Franklin, in Tennessee. Returned to service in the West after the War. Commanded the Departmen
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Estimates : 90.00 - 150.00
Sold to cdkat for (90.00 + 13.50) x 1 = 103.50
 
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Frederick Steele.130 - Frederick Steele.
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Distinguished service in the Mexican War. Much Civil War activity in Arkansas including capture of Little Rock. Served in Texas after the War. Waist-u
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Estimates : 90.00 - 150.00
Sold to pminiatures for (180.00 + 27.00) x 1 = 207.00
 
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George Stoneman.131 - George Stoneman.
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In the Mexican War he was quartermaster of the "Mormon Battalion" that marched from Leavenworth Kansas to San Diego. Important cavalry lea...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to ausmagic for (150.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 172.50
 
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George Crockett Strong.132 - George Crockett Strong.
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Led the storming of Fort Wagner, where he was mortally wounded. Knees-up by Brady. Minor surface chip on right margin of mount. [3-]
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Estimates : 125.00 - 250.00
Sold to cdkat for (220.00 + 33.00) x 1 = 253.00
 
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William Kerley Strong.133 - William Kerley Strong.
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Wealthy, politically active, he did administrative rather than combat duty. Worked to enlist "colored troops" in NYC. Rich full standing w...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (150.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 172.50
 
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Edwin Vose Sumner.134 - Edwin Vose Sumner.
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Born in 1797. Served with distinction in Mexico, and on the Indian frontier. Commander at Fort Leavenworth during the Kansas troubles. Rich vignetted
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 125.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Alfred House Terry.135 - Alfred House Terry.
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Among his War exploits was the successful capture of Fort Fisher. He was in charge of the Department of the Dakota at the time of Custer's activ...
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Estimates : 125.00 - 250.00
Sold to floor for (160.00 + 24.00) x 1 = 184.00
 
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George Henry Thomas.136 - George Henry Thomas.
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Participated in the Seminole wars and the Mexican War. Pre-war service on the Texas frontier. Most known for his valiant stand as "The Rock of ...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Lorenzo Thomas.137 - Lorenzo Thomas.
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Adjutant General of the Army, 1861 - 1869. Much service in the Mexican War. In the Civil War he organized "colored" regiments in the South...
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Estimates : 125.00 - 250.00
Sold to floor for (125.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 143.75
 
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Erastus Bayard Tyler.138 - Erastus Bayard Tyler.
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Before the War he was a fur hunter and dealer in W. Virginia. His battle service included Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. Later involved in the d
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Estimates : 90.00 - 175.00
Sold to floor for (200.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 230.00
 
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Robert Ogden Tyler.139 - Robert Ogden Tyler.
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Pre-War service included Florida and Arizona. Success with the 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery in the Peninsula. Active at Chancellorsville, Gettysbur
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Estimates : 175.00 - 325.00
Sold to floor for (175.00 + 26.25) x 1 = 201.25
 
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James Henry Van Alen.140 - James Henry Van Alen.
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Recruited and equipped the 3d New York Cavalry, defending Washington at the start of the War. Served at Chancellorsville, and commanded the defenses o
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Estimates : 60.00 - 150.00
Sold to floor for (75.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 86.25
 
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Horatio Phillips Van Cleve.141 - Horatio Phillips Van Cleve.
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Colonel of the 2nd Minnesota infantry. Fought at Fishing Creek, Kentucky, siege of Corinth, wounded at Murfreesboro. Big loss at Chackamauga. Vignette
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Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
Sold to 1stmn for (260.00 + 39.00) x 1 = 299.00
 
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Stewart Van Vliet.142 - Stewart Van Vliet.
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Served in the Mexican War. Worked on the Oregon Trail in the late 1840's and 1850's and the Utah expedition of 1857. His Civil War service w...
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 125.00 - 250.00
 
 
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David Hammond Vinton.143 - David Hammond Vinton.
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Quartermaster-General of Florida in 1837. Served in the Mexican War. Served in Texas 1857- 61. Taken prisoner 1861. After exchange served as chief qu
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Estimates : 90.00 - 250.00
Sold to floor for (90.00 + 13.50) x 1 = 103.50
 
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Mclancthon Smith Wade.144 - Mclancthon Smith Wade.
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Organized Ohio Volunteers. Post commander of Camp Dennison. No notable battle service, but a scarce subject. Waist-up seated with sword by Gutekunst,
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Estimates : 125.00 - 250.00
Sold to floor for (125.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 143.75
 
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James Samuel Wadsworth.145 - James Samuel Wadsworth.
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Fought at Gettysburg. Mortally wounded at the Wilderness. Fine waist-up seated by Fredricks. Mount corners have been rounded. Otherwise [3+].
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (170.00 + 25.50) x 1 = 195.50
 
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Charles Carroll Walcutt.146 - Charles Carroll Walcutt.
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Wounded at Shiloh, and again during the "March to the Sea." Fought at the siege of Vicksburg, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Atlanta, Missionary ...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 150.00
Sold to foofsers for (75.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 86.25
 
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Fitz-Henry Warren.147 - Fitz-Henry Warren.
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Colonel of the 1st Iowa Cavalry at the outbreak the War. Later service in Texas. U.S. Minister to Guatamale 1867-68. Waist-up seated by Fredricks. Go
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Estimates : 60.00 - 150.00
Sold to floor for (90.00 + 13.50) x 1 = 103.50
 
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Gouverneur Kemble Warren.148 - Gouverneur Kemble Warren.
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Wounded at Gaines's Mill. Fought at Second Manassas and Sharpsburg. Made a significant contribution at Gettysburg. Unfairly accused of mishandli...
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Estimates : 125.00 - 250.00
Sold to floor for (125.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 143.75
 
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Orlando Bolivar Willcox.149 - Orlando Bolivar Willcox.
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Fought in the Mexican War. Wounded and captured at First Manassas as colonel of the 1st Michigan. Later commanded at Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Knoxv
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Estimates : 125.00 - 250.00
Sold to floor for (125.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 143.75
 
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John Ellis Wool.150 - John Ellis Wool.
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Amazingly, he participated in the War of 1812. Played a part in the terrible relocation of the Cherokees, the "Trail of Tears." Major serv...
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Estimates : 65.00 - 150.00
Sold to thedanoa414 for (65.00 + 9.75) x 1 = 74.75
 
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