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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 2943: Civil War Mjr. Gen. Gen. Crittenden – CARVED BURL TIE SLIDE
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2943

Civil War Mjr. Gen. Gen. Crittenden – CARVED BURL TIE SLIDE

This neat camp-art embellishment is intended for use with a string tie or neck ribbon and is hand carved from laurel root burl in a patriotic shield design with a miniature portrait of Civil War Major General Crittenden set in it’s face. This attractive string tie slide shows all the good evidence of age and originality from workmanship to material used, even to remnants of the old red sealing wax used to secure a thick, crudely hand cut and ground, piece of window glass over the sepia photograph. ( Illustrated here with a Civil War vintage quarter for size comparison. ) Commonly referred to as Prisoner of War art, the practice of carving beef bone and laurel root burl reached far beyond the stockades in POW camps. The popularity of such activity is well documented in period letters where soldiers recounted the fashioning of such trinkets as a pastime and to trade with fellow soldiers or to send to loved ones at home. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly.

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early post Civil War - FAYETTEVILLE N.C. SOUVENIR CANNON

The popularity of battlefield visits as a feature of reunions created a natural market for souvenirs that enterprising veterans couldn’t ignore. Local veterans soon discovered that trinkets such as walking sticks, desk displays and the like fashioned of wood harvested from battlefield sites were easy sales to returning veterans. This neat little wooden cannon is just such a piece. By necessity, made in limited quantities, these relics of Civil War sites have become quite collectable with the earlier crude examples of individual craftsmanship the most desirable. This example is rather crudely fashioned from raw wood and measures approximately 6 inches in total length with ’ Fayetteville N. C.’ burned into the length of the cannon tube.
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 2986: 19th MAINE Inf. - Civil War vets G.A.R. / Sons of Vets FOLK-ART GROUP
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2986

19th MAINE Inf. - Civil War vets G.A.R. / Sons of Vets FOLK-ART GROUP

A set of three shield shaped folk-art plaques. Slightly graduated in size, the first measures approximately 6 1/8 X 7 inches and is decorated with crossed muskets over 1861 – 1866. This main plaque bears the name of 19th Maine Infantry veteran, John M. Wellington along with the names of three sons each followed by his S. of U.V. (Sons of Union Veterans) affiliation. This pears over a bold GAR # S of UV cut across the face of the shield. A second shield is decorated with an American Eagle over crossed cannons and S. of UV. Above this is the name and Camp number (Camp 14, Maine) of one of the sons. The last plaque bears the name and S of UV affiliation of Mrs. John M. Wellington as past president of the auxiliary. This appears over the emblem of the ‘Aux. of S. of U.V’. All is rather crudely made in a folk-art fashion with a thick coat of natural shellac. One bears the period pencil inscription on the back identifying the maker as Elden Bowell of Bradstreet Camp 14, Maine and is dated 1937. (Per family history the maker was the young grandson of the 19th Maine Infantry Civil War veteran. This neat hand made grouping is reflective of the longtime pride and affiliation maintained by descendants of Civil War veterans.
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 2992: hand tinted Civil War Gettysburg -  GLASS LANTERN SLIDE
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2992

hand tinted Civil War Gettysburg - GLASS LANTERN SLIDE

This especially appealing and colorful patriotic magic lantern slide retains it’s period printed label identifying the colorful subject as Battle of Gettysburg - 1863 in two lines. The glass slide is hand tinted in oils and measures 4 X 3.25 inches. Frequently too expensive for personal ownership, these colorful glass slides were produced and hand tinted in oils in limited number and were most popular in turn of the century veteran and community halls where traveling projectionists presented their patriotic slide shows to enthusiastic GAR and like Civil War veteran groups. This example is all original and in excellent condition with good strong color. This desirable view will display nicely projected or against soft backlighting or simply set against a light background. please note: ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!!
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2994

Civil War Photographers Hallett & Bro.- ANDREW JOHNSON ALBUMEN

This scarce albumen portrait of Lincoln’s second Vice President Andrew Johnson measures approximately 6 X 8 inches in oval format on a 10 3/8 X 13 ½ inch mount. The mount is nicely studio marked by the Civil War photographers HALLETT & BROTHER / 134 & 136 BROADWAY N.Y. All in nice original condition. please note: ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!!

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 2996: Civil War era - BANISTERS Pat. 1864  BUCKLE
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2996

Civil War era - BANISTERS Pat. 1864 BUCKLE

Measuring approximately 2 X 2.25 inches, this double buckle is die struck from sheet iron with remnants of original nickel plating and bold Patent markings BANISTERS CENTENNIAL Pat. Mar. 15, 64 . Attendees of the annual Mansfield, Ohio Civil War Show will find the image of this buckle familiar as they remember Dennis Keesee’s award winning display of Civil War drummer boy equipage. If not Keesee’s book on the subject, Too Young To Die offers an illustration of the Banister buckle laid in with the personal effects of 43rd Ohio drummer David Auld. Keesee identifies the buckle as the Ohio Drummer boy’s drum sling buckle. Our own research produced information on more than one buckle patent by Isaac Banister. With the exception of Keesee’s 43rd Ohio buckle we have never encountered another example of the Banister type in any size. A rare example!
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2997

original & complete-Civil War date BOSTON NEWSPAPER

This original issue of Boston's Zion's Herald & Weslegan Journal is dated March 30, 1864 and is complete in four large 28 X 22 inch pages. It remains in nice solid condition with period folds and is stuffed with interesting reading reflective of the period. Article headings include such as LETTERS FROM MISSOURI - Personal Incidents of the War and REPORT FROM CAMP STONEMAN with additional items of subscribers interest to include Weekly Summary- From The War- Political - Military & Naval and other general interest subjects. The paper offers the usual obituaries and a liberal number of advertisements for such as Quack Cures -Snuff - Dental Care - Insurance - Hair Dye - and more. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! :


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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3001: c. 1850s - MOUNTAIN WAVE – Broadside / Song Sheet
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3001

c. 1850s - MOUNTAIN WAVE – Broadside / Song Sheet

A single 5 1/2 x 9 1/4 inch pre Civil War sheet printed on one side with four, eight-line stanzas celebrate a mariner working his ship through a mighty storm. The piece is signed T.M. Scroggy, Publisher, 443 Vine St. below 13th. Where all the new songs can be obtained, wholesale & Retail. The piece sports a nice ornamental border and cut of ship at the top of the sheet. Working in Philadelphia, ca. 1850s, Scroggy was a popular publisher of such song sheets however our search found only one library collection with a copy of Mountain Wave. A scarce example all in nice condition and of special interest to the 19th century Americana, ephemera, music collector or nautical enthusiast.
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3008: CHICKAMAUGA BATTLEFIELD - SOUVENIR SPOON
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3008

CHICKAMAUGA BATTLEFIELD - SOUVENIR SPOON

This nicely done silver plate souvenir spoon measures approximately 5 7/8 inches in length and remains in excellent condition. It offers a nicely done high relief armed Infantryman at the grip and a depiction of the famous Civil War battlefield's Snodgrass House in it's bowl. The bowl is marked CHICKAMAUGA & CHATTANOOGA - MILITARY Nat. PARK with a depiction of a log home identified as the SNODGRASS HOUSE. The back of the spoon's handle is marked U. S. A.. A popular turn of the century souvenir widely collected by returning Civil War veterans and there families as they visited familiar Civil War sites. Don't forget to give our search feature a try for special wants. A simple key word in lower case works best.
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3016: mid 19th century CHITS -  GOOD FOR ONE BARREL  WATER
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3016

mid 19th century CHITS - GOOD FOR ONE BARREL WATER

A wonderful western frontier store / wagon train supply station item suitable for display from the gold rush period through the Civil War suttler era, these little 2 1/8 X 1 3/16 inch pasteboard chits are entirely original and offer lots of eye appeal with staining and wear from period use and carrying. Not the kind of thing one would expect to encounter on today’s collector market as most would have been used up or cast aside, we have a very limited number from a cash of such trivia set aside years ago and are offering them here priced individually for the collector who would enjoy something neat and original to set in with other things without spending a lot of money. Don't forget to give our search feature a try for special wants. A simple key word in lower case works best.
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3023: Civil War era - SAIL MAKERS NEEDLE
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3023

Civil War era - SAIL MAKERS NEEDLE

We have a small number of early to mid 19th century Jason Smith marked #14 1/2 sail makers needles offered here individually priced at $20.00 each. A neat item for the Civil War era or nautical collector, these are heavy hand cut three sided needle measuring 3 inches in length. (illustrated here with a U.S. quarter for size comparison) A staple among entrepreneurial soldiers and sailors who considered these heavy needles as a primary tool as they cut fanciful decorations in beef, whale bone or ivory these heavy three sided sewing implements were a must have repair utility in the personal items of any prepared soldier. We will include a color copy of the original needle packet label for display with each needle purchased. A neat period item at an affordable price. please note: ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!!.
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3024

Civil War era MILITARY RAZOR

Our photos should do best to speak for this fine old razor but we will advise the viewer that the grip is of natural slabbed horn boldly embossed on one side MILITARY RAZOR With good evidence of age and period use, the piece remains in nice condition without the usual blade nicks or cracked grips. The decorated blade shows good traces it’s original etched decoration of cannon, drum and stand of banners to include the American flag with MILITARY RAZOR across it’s length. The shank is deeply touch marked by it’s Sheffield cutler. The presents of Old Glory in the blade decoration and the bold MILITARY RAZOR proclaimed on blade and grip leaves no doubt that in a time when vastly popular Sheffield cutlery was considered superior by many Americans, this piece was imported with an eye toward an anxious Union military market. As with all direct sales, we are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with refund of the purchase price upon return as purchased!
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3026: Civil War era Horse Hair & Carved Bone – WATCH CHAIN
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3026

Civil War era Horse Hair & Carved Bone – WATCH CHAIN

This attractive example of Civil War vintage folk art measures approximately 16 niches in total length and was hand made from white and black horse hair braided and formed into individual links. The piece is fitted with a spiral carved bone keeper bar and book fob of the same material. All original and in nice condition, watch chains of one variety or another graced many a Civil War trooper’s vest front. This one would lay in especially nicely with a period Cavalry grouping. As with all direct sales, we are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with refund of the purchase price upon return as purchased!
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3027

HALL’S JOURNAL OF HEALTH - March 1862

Published monthly in warps this volume IX No. 3 is in 23, 5 ¾ X 9 inch pages of the best health advice of the editor W. W. Hall M.D. This particular volume offers a 7 page lamentation on the subject of drunkenness. Other subjects are titled ’Mind a Murder, Where to Study, with lighter subjects dealing with healthful cookery such as bread without yeast or drugs and recipes for baked beans, buckwheat cakes, rice pudding, beefsteak, beef stew, hominy, water –proof glue, mush biscuitsand more. All in nice original condition, such health and personal welfare materials were a favorite to be sent from the home frontto loved ones at the seat of war. A nice original Civil War vintage medical and personal item without spending tons of money.


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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3034: 1886 San Francisco, Cal. - GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC -  Photograph
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3034

1886 San Francisco, Cal. - GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC - Photograph

This attractive cabinet card (4 ¼ X 6 ½ inches) offers a crisply focused period view of the San Francisco’s G. A. R. Arch constructed for the Civil War veterans reunion headquartered in that city August 1886. While the photographer of this original period view is not identified the image is of exceptional quality retaining it’s strong contrast and rich sepia color. The photograph demonstrates good evidence of age and originality and yet remains in excellent condition with crisp mount edges and no creases or serious blemishes. please note: ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!!
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3035: identified 18th century POWDER HORN
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3035

identified 18th century POWDER HORN

A wonderful example of the type, this powder horn measures a full 16 inches and remains in wonderful condition with no cracks or wormholes. The horn retains a natural soft age patina with the original rasp and scrape marks from working the heavy steer horn down to offer the desired lighter weight and shape. The butt end is cut to accommodate lace attachment of a carrying strap while the nicely shaped spout leaves an ample shoulder to secure the forward end. The spout retains it’s original shaped hardwood stopper. The nicely fitted pine butt plug measures approximately 3 7/8 X 3 3/8 inches and is secured by four black-iron cut nails. The slightly domed plug features the bold entails of the horn’s original carrier nicely cut across it’s face. While we have been unsuccessful in verifying the middle initial of the S C F inscription our knowledge that the old powder horn emanated from a Foster who lived in Oakland ,Maine was fruitful to the extent that we found an Edwin Foster of Oakland, Maine listed in the National Register – SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION as the great-grandson of one Stewart Foster (no middle initial given). Per our 1902 edition of this register of Revolutionary War descendents Stewart Foster was a Private in Arnold’s Regiment. Not the solid provenance one would prefer but research worthy of interest and preservation. As with all direct sales, we are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with refund of the purchase price upon return as purchased! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!


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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3038: Pro CONFEDERATE – New Hampshire POSTAL COVER
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3038

Pro CONFEDERATE – New Hampshire POSTAL COVER

This unused, fine condition postal envelope will be of special interest to a wide variety of Civil War collectors. Clearly of Confederate origin, the cover offers a pro-south ditty: ‘Granite State of Yankee peddlers, Home of tricksters, den of meddlers, Do your worst with hand and mouth, You never can subdue the South’ A rare cover acquired from an old collection and seldom seen on today’s market. Don't forget to give our search feature a try for special wants. A simple key word in lower case works best.
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3039: turn of the century - souvenir Penobscot Indian BIRCH BARK CANOE
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3039

turn of the century - souvenir Penobscot Indian BIRCH BARK CANOE

Not to be confused with the more modern made Native American souvenirs, this neat little birch bark canoe measures just over 14 inches in length and is of the period when such were entirely hand made from local forest gathered natural material, cut, split and laced together without benefit of modern day tools or materials. Marked PENOBSCOT INDIAN TRADING POST, OLD TOWN, MAINE, this neat little artifact remains in exceptional condition with good natural age and will date to the waning days of early auto touring when the local Indians depended in large part on income derived from such trinkets made and sold from their Penobscot Indian Trading Post co-op on the Penobscot Reservation, Old Town, Maine. Don't forget to give our search feature a try for special wants. A simple key word in lower case works best.
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3044: late 1700s / early 1800s – BRASS FRAME SPECTACLES
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3044

late 1700s / early 1800s – BRASS FRAME SPECTACLES

This pair of early brass framed spectacles with hinged ribbon loop bows are in excellent all original condition and are untouched after decades of storage leaving a wonderful soft age patina. Don't forget to give our search feature a try for special wants. A simple key word in lower case works best.
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 3055: 1891 Illinois CIVIL WAR Vet’s / G.A.R. ENCAMPMENT MEDAL
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3055

1891 Illinois CIVIL WAR Vet’s / G.A.R. ENCAMPMENT MEDAL

All in fine, all original condition after decades of attic storage, this 1891 Illinois Grand Army of the Republic encampment delegate medal will be best described by our illustrations except to remind the viewer that the subject Civil War veteran is Dr. B. F. Stephenson, who served as surgeon to the 11th Illinois Volunteer Infantry and after the war founded the powerful G A R veteran organization.
A resident of Springfield, Illinois, Stephenson was commissioned as surgeon of the 11th Illinois Infantry on April 7. 1862 and was mustered out June 24, 1864. Dr. Stephenson founded the Grand Army of the Republic on April 6, 1866 and served as it’s first Commander in Chief. A good sized medal measuring 1 3/8 of an inch in diameter this piece will go well in any nice collection. Don't forget to give our search feature a try for special wants. A simple key word in lower case works best. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!!

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