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10-06-001 - CDV of Major General Ormsby M. Mitchel - This CDV is marked D. Appleton & Co. on Broadway, NY. The image is clear and vivid, and Ormsby has sharp and piercing eyes. When the American Civil War began in 1861, Mitchel worked to assist the Union. He gave several speeches in Cincinnati, encouraging men to enlist. He also briefly commanded the Department of Ohio and helped plan Ohio’s defense against invasion. On August 8, 1861, Mitchel received a commission as a brigadier-general of Ohio volunteers. He played an important role in training the unskilled men.
Mitchel participated in the Fort Donelson campaign in February 1862. He also assisted in the capture of Nashville, Tennessee, by the North on February 23, 1862. The mayor of Nashville surrendered the city to Mitchel. Upon securing Nashville, Mitchel advanced on Huntsville, Alabama. His goal was to destroy railroad tracks built from east to west across the Confederacy. Mitchel had limited success. He only had fifteen thousand troops under his command, and Southern guerrillas successfully attacked his men. While most white Southerners were unhappy with the presence of Northern soldiers among them, many of these people came to respect Mitchel for his kindness. He ordered his men not to steal from the civilians. Mitchel did grant some slaves freedom but only if the African Americans provided his men with information. Other slaves who ran away to Union lines were returned to their owners.

In July 1862, Mitchel was promoted to major general. At the same time, the Secretary of War removed Mitchel from his command. Mitchel was known for his difficulty in working with officers of the same or higher rank as himself. He especially came into conflict with General Don Carlos Buell. In July 1862, Mitchel was seriously debating whether or not to resign his commission because of his differences of opinion with Buell. Rather than allow a competent officer to resign, the Secretary of War transferred Mitchel to Washington, DC, and then reassigned him to South Carolina. Mitchel contracted yellow fever shortly after arriving in South Carolina and died on November 30, 1862. $95.00

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10-06-002 - CDV of Maj General Ormsby M. Mitchell - This is a slightly different pose than that in the previous image. There is no backmark on this CDV. $95.00

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10-06-003 - CDV of Maj General Ormsby M. Mitchell - A nice standing pose of the General. The signature on the back is not believed to be in the General’s hand. The backmark is a large format James S. Earle & Son Philadelphia logo. $95.00

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10-06-004 - CDV of Ormsby M. Mitchel - This is noted on the back to be a copy of a pre-Civil War Daguerreotype. This has his real signature on a piece of paper attached to the front of the CDV. The backmark is from J. Gurney & Son. Broadway, NY. $110.00

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10-06-005 - CDV Sized Print of Maj. General Samuel P. Heintzelman - This is not a photograph, but is infact an litho print. Heintzelman was Born in Manheim, Pa. on Sept 30,1805, Heintzelman devoted over 4 decades to the service of his country, rising from 2nd lieutenant to major general and corps commander in the Civil War. An 1826 graduate of West Point,, 17th in his class, Heintzelman spent 2 decades on garrison duty and in recruiting and quartermaster service. During the Mexican War he earned the brevet of major for gallantry; in 1851 he was brevetted lieutenant colonel for his services in the Southwest. With the advent of the Civil War, he received a commission of colonel, 14 May 1861, and command of the newly formed 17th U.S. Infantry; 3 days later he was promoted to brigadier general.
Heintzelman’s troops seized Alexandria on 24 May, and 4 days later Heintzelman received command of a division in Brig. Gen. Irvin McDowell’s army. At First Bull Run he fought with his usual valor, suffering a wound while vainly trying to rally his broken division in the Union rout. He remained in divisional command throughout fall 1861 and winter 1862. On 13 Mar. he assumed command of the III Corps Army of the Potomac and was promoted to major general 5 May.
Leading the Union advance at Yorktown, he vastly overestimated the strength of the Confederate defenders, convincing a naturally cautious McClellan to lay siege to the village. He commanded 2 of the army’s best combat divisions under Brig. Gens. Joseph Hooker and Phillip Kearny, who led the units with skill and courage. At Williamsburg Hooker’s and Kearny’s men fought valiantly while Heintzelman exercised little control. At Seven Pines the corps commander rallied broken Federal units but with minimal effect. During the Seven Days’ Campaign the corps performed well, again under Hooker and Kearny.
The Second Bull Run Campaign was Heintzelman’s last as a corps commander. Once more he failed to exhibit the attributes of an officer destined for further responsibilities. During the Antietam Campaign the III Corps remained in the Washington, D.C., defenses. On 12 Oct. Heintzelman was relieved of corps command and assigned to the Military District of Washington. For nearly 2 years he remained at the capital and later was in charge of the Northern Department, with headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. He served on court-martial duty during the war’s final months. $20.00

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10-06-006 - CDV of Major General Heintzelman - This is a 3/4 standing view of Heintzelman.The CDV is damaged right in the center of the image. Otherwise the picture quality is sharp with good contrast and detail. The backmark is from Earles’ Galleries & Looking Glass in Philadelphia. $40.00

 

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10-06-007 - CDV of Samuel P. Heintzelmn - This CDV of the Maj. General is a bust pose that shows him with his jacket unbuttoned and wearing more civilian style clothing. The backmark is J. E. McClees, Philadelphia. $90.00

 

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10-06-008 - Seated Pose of Genl. Heintzelman - This seated view gives us a insightful look into the Maj. Genl.’s weary face. He has a tired look upon him. The backmark is from E & H.T. ANTHONY of New York. $90.00

 

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10-06-009 - Seated CDV of a Sergeant - The image is clear and sharp, with minor smudges near his head. The backmark is from THOS. J. MERRITT’S Gallaries in Nashville, Tenn. A very sharp view of a western theater Union NCO… $39.00

 

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10-06-010 - Signed CDV 56th NY Infantry “The 10th Legion” - This is private Alfred Dolaway of the 56th N.Y. Infantry Co. F, also known as The Tenth Legion, and is signed in ink on the back. He enlisted on 10/10/1861 at Liberty, NY as a Private and mustered into “F” Co. NY 56th Infantry He Re-enlisted on 2/20/1864 and served until 10/17/1865 when he mustered out at Charleston, SC. The 56th regiment was organized at Newburgh and was composed of eleven companies, two light batteries and two cavalry troops. In the opening of the spring campaign, the regiment, as part of the 1st brigade, 2nd division, 4th corps, participated in the siege of Yorktown and was present without loss at Williamsburg, Savage Station and Bottom’s bridge. At Fair Oaks the loss of the command was heavy-66 killed and wounded and 5 missing. $125.00

 

 

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10-06-011 - CDV of Union Army Surgeon - This is signed in ink on the front and says “Yours Truly W. A. Conover Lt. Col & Med Director, Richmond VA”. Nicely autographed and bears backmark is of “Jackson & Harris, Photographers No. 163 Broad Street, Richmond, VA.” Quite unusual to find medical related cartes like this one… $125.00

 

 

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10-06-012 - Rare CDV of Phil Sheridan in his Brigadier’s Uniform… - This CDV is a vignette bust view of a youthful looking Sheridan wearing the lowly uniform of a “One Star General” All photos of Phil are scarce, this one scarcer than most. Has back mark from “BISHOP & CAMPBELL Photographers, Army of the Cumberland.” $125.00

 

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10-06-013 - Rare CDV of US Medical Corps of Cadets -- Dr. J. B. Sweetland USA – ( 4th Michigan Cavalry): A nicely autographed CDV and quite a rare subject. There were a very small number of US Medical Cadets appointed in the middle of the war. The army directed that there would be less than fifty cadets serving at any given time. Composed of young men who had some medical school training, or were current students, the US Army Medical Cadet Corps was created to dress wounds and act as ambulance attendants in the field and be under the exclusive direction of Medical Surgeons in the field. Our Dr. Sweetland hailed from Michigan and graduated from Medical School in 1861. He was appointed to the Corps of Medical Cadets on Sept 20th 1863, after serving with the 4th Michigan Cavalry. This previous combat experience is highly unusual. Later in life, Sweetland ran the newspaper in Edwardsburg, Michigan. Suffice it to say… this is a very scarce subject, only a few dozen men in total served in the elite Corps of Medical Cadets, and this subject having also seen combat service on the back of a horse. $250.00

 

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10-06-014 - A Tired Line Officer CDV - Seated soldier loosely wearing his uniform fatigue blouse with shoulder straps on each shoulder. Note the light color vest, this was a sky blue woolen vest. The CDV is marked on the back “Butler, Bonsall & Co. Army Photographers, Gen’l. Rousseau’s Division” Condition is very good with light edge trimming and a minor crease near the top. This Yankee saw hard service in the West. $45.00

 

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10-06-015 - CDV of Maj. Gen. Negley - This is a seated pose of Major James Negley. For those of you who have access to Civil War Data, you can see this exact photo in their research database. At the beginning of the Civil war he raised a brigade for three months’ service and participated with it in the battle of Falling Waters, July 2, I86I. After his three months’ service had expired he was re-commissioned brigadier-general of volunteers, his commission dating from Oct. I, I86I, and served under Gen. Buell in northern Alabama and Tennessee, where he commanded one of the columns of Mitchel’s force, and in May, I862, surprised the Confederate cavalry under Gen. Wirt Adams, at Sweeden’s cove captured a large number of prisoners and put the remainder to flight. He subsequently commanded at the battle of La Vergne, Oct. 7, 1862, where he defeated the Confederates under Gen. R. H. Anderson and Gen. N. B. Forrest, and for gallantry at Stone’s river he was promoted major-general, to date from Nov. 29, 1862.He engaged in the Georgia campaign, and held Owen’s gap at the battle of Chickamauga. He was honorably mustered out Jan. 19, 1865. $100.00

 

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10-06-016 - CDV of Brig. Gen. Carlin - As pictured on Civil War Data, this is a vignette of the Brigadier General William P. Carlin. He was quite an active man. He entered the volunteer service in August of that year as colonel of the 38th Ill. volunteers, and was present at the defeat of Gen. Jeff. Thompson at Fredericktown, Mo., Oct. 21, 1861, after which he commanded the district of southeastern Missouri. He won promotion to brigadier-general of volunteers for gallant action at Perryville, in Oct., 1862, took part in the Tullahoma campaign and the battles of Chickamauga, Lookout mountain and Missionary ridge. He was brevetted lieutenant-colonel for distinguished service at Chattanooga, and in Feb., 1864, as major of the 16th U. S. infantry, was engaged in the Georgia campaign and the surrender of Atlanta. He won the brevet of colonel, U. S. A., at Jonesboro, Ga., Sept. 1, 1864, and for faithful and efficient service during the war, he was made, on March 13, 1865, brevet major-general of volunteers, and brevet brigadier-general and major-general U. S. A. $80.00

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10-06-017 - CDV of Brig. Gen. John Milton Brannan - He graduated from West Point in 1841, then he served in the Seminole war in Florida in 1856-58, and entered the Civil war as brigadier-general of volunteers. He was made brevet lieutenant-colonel in the regular army for gallantry at the battle of Jacksonville, Fla. in 1862, and in Sept., 1863, won the brevet of colonel for meritorious service at the battle of Chickamauga On Jan. 23, 1865, he was brevetted major-general of volunteers and on March 13, 1865, was given the brevet of major-general in the regular army for services at Atlanta. He was active in the Tennessee and Georgia campaigns, fighting with distinction in most of the battles of each. $70.00

 

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10-06-018 - CDV of Charles H. Stocking - He was the Asst. Surgeon for the 10th KY Inv, and later he served with the 28th KY Infantry. He was promoted to Surgeon 4/4/1864 and then from Tunnel Hill to the capture of Atlanta, through the months of May, June, July and August, there was a continuous series of fights in the rough country of northern Georgia, at Resaca, Adairsville, Calhoun, Kingston, Kennesaw Mountain, the Chattahoochee River, Peachtree Creek, Utoy Creek, Atlanta, Jonesboro, and many other points.
On July 9 the regiment had a notable and severe experience on the north bank of the Chattahoochee, where it successfully resisted the advance of an entire brigade until reinforcements arrived. The regiment was mustered out at Chattanooga Dec. 6. 1864.
This CDV is signed in his hand on the back. “Truly yours, C.H. Stocking Asst. Surg. 5th Ky. Cav (crossed out) 10th KY Inft.” $125.00

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10-06-019 - Woman Photographer CDV of Seated Ohio Soldier - This man is unknown to us, but his likeness is a nice clear image with good contrast and composition. The back of the card is marked “MRS. M. ALLEN. PHOTOGRAPHIST, Norwalk, Ohio” There were number of female photographers during the Civil War and their work is quite highly sought. $65.00

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