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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4570: original c. 1840 – HOLLIS BLACK INK / For Steel or Quill Pens  - BROADSIDE
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original c. 1840 – HOLLIS BLACK INK / For Steel or Quill Pens - BROADSIDE

An attractive item for the country store or writing instrument enthusiast, this original circa 1840 broadside is printed on one side for posting and measures 10 ¼ X 6 ¾ inches promoting Boston Apothecary and Chemist, Thomas Hollis’s (see Mexican War through Civil War era Boston Business Directories) BLACK WRITING INK for steel or quill pens Remaining in excellent original condition with no rips tears or repairs, there is some age staining that could be easily removed by proper restoration methods but we would leave the piece as is. With lots of eye appeal and a good size for display, this scarce old advertising broadside will set in well in any number of period collectable categories. 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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antique turned fruitwood TRAVELING CANDLESTICKS

Measuring 4 3/4 inches in diameter, these turned fruitwood traveling candlesticks remain in original even seemingly unused condition. Wonderful patina and a single fine age crack along the grain of one side offer good evidence of age and originality. (see illustration insert) Commonly referred to as donut candlesticks by Civil War collectors and antique lighting enthusiasts, the vast majority of surviving examples of the type are of spun brass though finely turned wood examples such as offered here are known to have seen use from the period of the American colonial and Revolutionary War period through the Civil War era. 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 5589: 69th New York –‘Fighting Irish’-1861 return from Bull Run – period albumen
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69th New York –‘Fighting Irish’-1861 return from Bull Run – period albumen

An especially crisp 2.75 x 2.75 inches period albumen photograph was among the earliest Civil War photographs published by E & H T Anthony. Originally published by Anthony as part of their War Views,/I> stereo view series, this original was part of a long ignored cash of original unmounted photographs from Anthony archives acquired by Culver Pictures. This period albumen was mounted by Culver Pictures Inc. as part of their stock photo collection sometime in the in the earlier 20th century and bears their mark on the reverse. ( A long surviving family business Culver Pictures maintains a large inventory of pictures in varying categories for use by publishers of books, magazines, newspapers, websites, films, and television productions.)
Known as the Fighting Sixty-Ninth a name said to have been given by Robert E. Lee during the Civil War, this New York Infantry Regiment (a.k.a. the Fighting Irish) would see action at such as Bull Run, The Seven Days Battles, Malvern Hill and Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, Petersburg and Appomattox. An outstanding period New York city street scene, this view offers building and business detail while capturing the patriotic fervor of the day. 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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CIVIL WAR era LADIES MISER’S PURSE

A nice Civil War vintage crochet cotton, cut steel decorated misers purse. Narrow in the middle and closed at both ends, miser's purses ranged in the course of their history from 8 to 10 inches long. A knitted or crocheted tube with short slit in the narrow midsection to let the carrier drop coins or other small objects into either end of the tube. The purse was closed by moving the rings, or sliders toward the ends, gathering the fabric snugly around the contents. The toesor ends were usually tasseled, one end was generally square the other rounded. Frequently categorized by collectors as being exclusively for ladies use, the misers purse was an equally popular personal item of both sexes. All in excellent original condition, we’d expect the considerable cut steal decoration on this example would more likely place it in the ladies us category. While the cut steal embellishment shows some rust as evidence of age and originality, this classic example remains solid and suitable for careful use or will fit well in any period accessory or personal item collection. 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 5482: original ! Civil War era enlisted Hardee & Forage Cap – COMPANY LETTERS
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original ! Civil War era enlisted Hardee & Forage Cap – COMPANY LETTERS

Our photos will do best to describe these nice Civil War era die-struck brass hat letters except to offer that they are completely original and in fine unissued condition with a mellow natural patina as evidence of age and originality. The letters stand approximately 1 inch (illustrated with a quarter for size comparison) and sport original soldered on fastening wires. Of interest to the collector will be that we acquired these letters several years ago now when we were fortunate enough to purchase a number of items brought home by a W. Stokes Kirk clerk when the Philadelphia based Civil War surplus dealer closed up shop in 1976. Founded in 1874, W. Stokes Kirk, like Bannerman in New York, purchased large quantities of all manner of Civil War surplus at government auction. Seems like an impossibility today but seasoned collectors can remember the two outfits offering original Civil War material as late as the 1960s and early 1970s. This small grouping of Co. insignia offers a now rare opportunity as we make the letters available here individually pricedfor the collector who would like a single example as a companion piece or more than one for display. We have just a few each of letters A through G with K and L. Just indicate in your order which letter or letters you would like. (Use key word letters or numerals in our search to find other examples.) 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 5502: Civil War era WORM CURE APOTHECARY LABEL
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Civil War era WORM CURE APOTHECARY LABEL

An attractive apothecary label for GARRIGUE’S VEGETABLE WORM CONFECTIONS, sold by E. B. Garrigue, Philadelphia. Nicely printed on colorful blue stock so typical of the period, this 7 ¾" X 5 3/8’ uncut label extols the wondrous virtues of Mr. Garrigue’s little vegetable pills in ridding one of stomach worms. A common affliction of the Civil War era and an especially frequent malady of the Southern camp where warm weather and flies took their toll from Yankee soldiers who’s systems and personal habits were not accustom to sustained heat and close living. All original and in fine condition, this is a nice original item for the Civil War, medical, sutler or country store collector. please note: ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !!
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5604: original! Civil War Mounted Artillery Hat Device
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5604

original! Civil War Mounted Artillery Hat Device

Our photos will offer the best description of this eye appealing offering. This die struck false bullion Light Artillery hat insignia with battery number fashioned on velvet covered sheet tin remains entirely original and period,. While this piece remains in excellent condition it offers good evidence of period originality and will satisfy the most discriminating collector. 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 5635:  CDV group of 4 - 2nd N. Y. Heavy & 109th N. Y. Infantry - includes Bugler – 2 Drummers & Dog Billy
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CDV group of 4 - 2nd N. Y. Heavy & 109th N. Y. Infantry - includes Bugler – 2 Drummers & Dog Billy

We’ll depend on our photographs to describe this wonderful little group of 4 carte de vistes except to advise that they have been accurately reproduced here without enhancement and remain in nice original condition with no bends, folds, trimming or clipping. In order of appearance are: #1 – 2nd New York Heavy Artillery BUGLER, Orlando T. Bliss is seated with 109th New York Infantry DRUMMER BOYWilliam Miller standing at his side. #2 – Young Delavan S. Miller,lied about his age when he enlisted as a 12 year old in 1862, DRUMMER 2nd New York Heavy Artillery. #3 – Young Delavan lounges with mascot. #4 - Pvt. James Broderick Co. H 2nd New York Heavy Artillery (later served :Veteran Reserve Corps) is seated with dog at his side.
identification note: We acquired this group together several years ago and have always been satisfied with the period pencil identifications (same hand writing on each and as was used throughout the original N.Y. album) Thanks to the miracle of the internet and google we found three additional CDVs of Orlando T. Bliss (one with Willie Miller at his side) and an identified CDV of Delavan S. Miller. All 4 CDVs and the afore mentioned internet views display the same hand writing. An additional internet find, and likely the most important was the availability of a 1905 publication of war reminiscence by Drummer, Delavan S. Miller. DRUM TAPS IN DIXIE (republished and readily available). A worthwhile addition to the library of any Civil War historian, Delavan Miller’s ramblings offer considerable insight to include the identity of the dog BILLY. Just a plain every day sort of dog with chopped off tail and clipped ears offers the drummer boy, adding ,but in some respects the most knowing little fellow I ever saw. Delavan offers some considerable detail of the life of Billy to include his separation from the Regiment at Bull Run and haggard return some two weeks post battle. Needless to say the insight into this group of images provided by the Drummer’s book and additional material available on the internet is to lengthy to offer here however our research notes including links to the images found on the internet will come with the CDVs.
Outstanding photographs that history dictates should stay together. An active regiment, a record of service will include such familiar actions as : Bull Run, Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, Assault on the Salient, North Anna, Totopotomoy, Cold Harbor, Bethesda Church, . Mine Explosion, Weldon Railroad, Ream's Station, Poplar Springs Church, Peebles' Farm, Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, Assault on and fall of Petersburg, Appomattox Court House and Grand Review
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4562

antique toy Cap Gun – CAPS (5 rolls)

A bit late for our usual fare but we couldn’t resist when we had the opportunity to acquire a small lot of these original caps for the old cast iron or white-metal cap guns us old-timers remember from our boyhood. (These are modern times however so we must offer the appropriate caution that these caps are offered for display purposes only.) Offered here as a lot of 5 red paper rolls, these neat old caps will lay in well with a single example or collection of those wonderful old toy repeater cap guns. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 4514: Victorian era POLISHED SATIN RIBBON – original unopened spool!
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Victorian era POLISHED SATIN RIBBON – original unopened spool!

Some considerable time ago we were fortunate enough to acquire a small number of original pasteboard spools containing the most wonderful early polished satin ribbon. This offering from that grouping is an all original un-used 10 yard spool of 1 3/8 inch wide ribbon. (If you would prefer more narrow 7/8 inch wide ribbon enter 3160 in our search feature.) An exceptional find for the textile collector or conservator who would appreciate such a rarity either for display or use in a restoration. The spool is complete and as it was sold with a full complement of 10 yards of 1 3/8 inch wide polished satin ribbon wound with a paper liner as was the custom in the time and secured at the end by a small straight pin. The ribbon is that rich chocolate brown that Civil War era collectors will appreciate. The spool measures approximately 3 3/16 inches in diameter and will make a wonderful companion piece as is for any period sewing or textile grouping. A classic process of the Victorian era ribbon maker was to stiffen the finely loomed satin with such as starch, shellac or bee wax. The ribbon was then passed through pressurized and polished hot rollers. This process was called calendaring and produced a durable high metallic gloss on the ribbon. (Likely more than you needed to know.) A wonderful find for the Civil War era textile enthusiast ! please note: ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5595: 19th century Odd Fellows fraternal  - SMOKE TALK PIPE
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19th century Odd Fellows fraternal - SMOKE TALK PIPE

Shown here with a quarter for size comparison, this attractive old late 1800s glazed tobacco pipe remains in all original as new and unsmoked condition with no chips, cracks or breaks. Upon the closest inspection there is a desirable fine age crazing of the glaze as evidence of age and originality. The bowel is decorated with raised fraternal symbols, Love – Truth – Friendship with the familiar Odd Fellows seeing eye, skull & cross bones, and chain links. The shaft is impressed on one side with SMOKE TALK PIPE and on the other GERMANY and sports a wound string mouthpiece. An attractive piece for the fraternal, tobacciana or 19th century personal item. 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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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5530: important! Gen. Wm. A. Throop -- Detroit Light Guards --  uniform button
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important! Gen. Wm. A. Throop -- Detroit Light Guards -- uniform button

This R. W. ROBINSON * EXTRA RICH back marked LG uniform coat button was used by the Detroit Light Guards in the pre Civil War era then was carried into the war as volunteers of that home guard became members of Co. A 1st Michigan Volunteers. Removed from its display card for our photography and to show the maker markings, the button was then placed back on its mount utilizing the same wood sliver to secure it in place as when we acquired the piece. The button came to us on the William A. Throop Detroit Light Guards display card emanating from a G.A.R. grouping.
William Alexander Throop was a 23 year old resident of Detroit, Michigan when he enlisted as a 2nd Lieut. on April 18,1861 and was commissioned into Co. A 1st Michigan Infantry. At the culmination of his service with the early war three month regiment, Throop was promoted to Captain and commissioned into Co. F of the three year 1st Michigan Infantry Regiment. He was wounded 6/27/1862 at Gaines' Mill, Virginia then promoted to Major on 8/30/1862 then Lt. Colonel on March 18, 1863. Wounded 7/2/1863 at Gettysburg, Throop was discharged for promotion on November 15, 1863 and commissioned into the Field and Staff 118th Pennsylvania Infantry. Wounded once again on 5/30/1864 at Cold Harbor he was Breveted as Colonel on 8/1/1864. Wounded at Petersburg on July 30, 1864 Throop was promoted full Colonel on December 22, 1864 and Brig. General by Brevet on March 13, 1865. At the close of the Civil War William A Throop who had responded to Lincoln’s call to arms early as a member of the Detroit Light Guards (CO. A. 1st Mich.) had been wounded in four major battles and was Breveted to the rank of Brigadier General. please note: ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !!
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5639: Civil War era percussion conversion - U. S. SPRINGFIELD Mod. 1840 Musket
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Civil War era percussion conversion - U. S. SPRINGFIELD Mod. 1840 Musket

A nice honest piece with appealing evidence of age and period use, this Springfield U. S. Model 1840 remains in excellent all original condition with an appealing deep chocolate natural age patina overall and that untouched but issued and used quality that is so hard to find today. A Maine attic find of some years ago, this honest old .69 caliber smooth bore musket is complete with the exception of its ramrod (easily replaced if you wish) and remains otherwise as issued with its nicely marked and 1841 dated SPRINGFIELD lock The Mod. 1840 musket enjoyed a long run in the military with use in the Mexican War through the American Civil War. The .69 caliber smooth-bore Mod.1840 was the last of the flintlocks and as such was found in considerable supply in both Northern and Southern armories at the outbreak of the Civil War. (Conspiracy enthusiasts find it more than interesting that in the late days prior to secession, then Secretary of War Jefferson Davis was said to have caused the filling of Southern States arsenals with such surplus arms.) With arsenal conversion to the percussion system, the old Mod. 1840 musket saw considerable service by both Union and Confederate troops remaining a common site on the battlefield through 1863 with many remaining in action for the duration of the Civil War. (see: Coates & Thomas Civil War Small Arms) An all too scarce opportunity to acquire a good honest example of one of these U. S. Springfield made and converted Civil War Springfield muskets at a less than prohibitive price. 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!

A note about firearms: WE SUPPORT RESPONSIBLE CONTROL OF MODERN FIREARMS AND EMPHASIZE HERE THAT THIS PIECE IS CONSIDERED AN ANTIQUE / COLLECTABLE AND IS THEREFORE OUTSIDE RESTRICTIONS APPLICABLE TO COVERED (MODERN) FIREARMS. THE PIECE IS OFFERED AS A HISTORICAL COLLECTABLE ONLY AND THOUGH MECHANICALLY OPERABLE, IS NOT TO BE CONSIDERED FIREABLE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. PURCHASE OF THIS ITEM WILL CONSTITUTE A FULL UNDERSTANDING OF AND AGREEMENT WITH THE ABOVE.
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5551: hand crafted Civil War era PEACH PIT RING
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hand crafted Civil War era PEACH PIT RING

A popular item sent home from the front these little ladies rings became the prized keepsake of many a Civil War era young lady left at home. Such items carefully worked, popularly from bone, or a dried peach pit, were once relatively common to New England attic chest storage. (see examples from our personal collection at MaineLegacy.com pages 46 – 49) Popularly collected in the good old days of antique shows and estate sales of years past, nice examples of these delicate treasures are few and far between on today’s collectors market. This example is exceptionally well made and likely the product of a careful craftsman who as the habit was, fashioned such for trade to buddies for other goods or services. Not much different than the enterprising military folks of today, a soldier of old who had the ability to fix a boot, cut hair or carve a better than average token for sending home, frequently did so as barter. The example offered here is exceptionally delicately done with fine inletting of classic figures of love and remembrance. A period jeweler repair only adds the charm of wear and cherishing by the original owner. 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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c. 1870s Peace Officer & Well Armed Lady – TINTYPE PAIR

Offered here with some consternation as we have had this impressive pair for years and would like them to stay together, but alas as we clear away some of our treasures it is time to offer this impressive pair a new home. Acquired years ago framed together just as you see them here, are these approximately 2 1/8 X 3 1/2 inch tintypes both remaining in excellent condition with crisp focus and sharp contrast. Best described by our illustrations we will only offer here that a classic 1870s era Peace Officer stands before the photographer’s camera well got up with felt hat, classic string tie, and brass button uniform components of vest, jacket and outer frock. At his side is likely the more impressive of a pair who seem to belong together just as they were set in the period in the attractive double mat with gold wash frame. Our impressive peace officer’s long time mate is an attractive wasp waisted lady offering up an impressive collection of arms to include a revolver, and dagger while brandishing the business portion of a sword cane. A wonderful addition to any Americana collection in any number of collecting categories. 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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antique country POWDER HORN

We will let our photographs do the talking on this offering except to advise that it measures approximately 15 ½ inches from butt to spout and is about 2 7/8 inches across its base. With lots of period green stain, an attractive yellow patina with eye appealing evidence of period use and carrying, this especially attractive old powder horn will fit the billfor the collector who will appreciate its originality and beauty without spending a lot of money. 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 5634: mid 1800s advertising checkerboard – SNOW & BROWN – MOBILE, ALABAMA
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mid 1800s advertising checkerboard – SNOW & BROWN – MOBILE, ALABAMA

This outstanding Civil War era advertising game board was put out by SNOW & BROWN, 29 Dauphin Street, Mobile, Alabama. The board measures 12 inches square when open and remains in excellent condition, strong at the hinge with a game surface that remains bright and nearly as new. The back which is exposed when closed, remains in pleasing condition while offering wear as good evidence of age, originality and period use and carrying. While we have not been able to date the establishment of the partnership of Snow & Brown at 29 Dauphin, Street, we found that Snow (J. H. Snow) commenced business at that address in 1855 and that the partnership business of Snow & Brown at the same location burned in 1874. One period description advised that the Dauphin Street establishment ’was an elegantly arranged and handsomely fitted up temple of music filled with pianos, organs, and musical instruments’. Equally well known in Mobile as a music teacher, Snow was a prolific publisher of popular Confederate sheet music from this same address on Deuphin, Street. (see: CONFEDERATE SHEET MUSIC by E. Lawrence Able) Among the several such was the JEFFERSON DAVIS GRAND MARCH published in 1861. An exceptionally nice item to set in with any Civil War era gaming or personal grouping, this neat old advertising game board will be of special interest to the collector of period Southern items. 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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Gen. Thomas S. Allen 2nd & 5th Wisconsin Infantry - signed check

Dated May 1867 this check is drawn on the account of the state of Wisconsin in the amount of $100.00 and is signed by then Wisconsin Secretary of State Bvt. Brig. General Thomas S. Allen who served in the 2nd Wisconsin Infantry then as Colonel in command of the 5th Wisconsin Infantry. The check is made to Allen’s clerk Richard Lester who served as 1st Sgt.- 2nd Wis. (Sgt. Lester was wounded at Bull Run, Virginia)
Though Thomas S. Allen entered the Civil War in April 1861 as a private in the Governor’s Guards (Co. K, 1st Wis. Inf.) by the end of June he was serving as Captain of Co. I, 2nd Wisconsin which he had raised at the request of the Governor. A month later Allen led his troops at the Battle of Bull Run, then over the next several months was promoted through the ranks to Lt. Colonel. Allen led his troops into the Battle of Gainesville, where he was wounded in the neck and the wrist, but refused to leave the field. He was again wounded at the Battle of South Mountain. In January 1863 Allen was promoted to colonel of the 5th Infantry. On May 3, he commanded the regiment at the bloody attack on Marye's Heights, during the 2nd Battle of Fredericksburg. On November 7 he was wounded again, during the Battle of Rappahannock Station. When the 5th Infantry’s term of service was up in the summer of 1864, Allen volunteered to reorganize it with new recruits, and served through the end of the war. He was brevetted Brig. Gen. U.S. Volunteers. In the post-Civil War years Gen. Allen served as Wisconsin’s Secretary of State, was a driving force in the organizing of the Grand Army of the Republic in Wisconsin, and served as its commander, 1869-1870. A nice item for the autograph enthusiast or Wisconsin in the Civil War items. 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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vintage LILY MILLS - Shelby, N. Carolina - ‘Carpet Warp for Weaving’

A 800 yard unopened, original label, turn of the century, spool of 8oz. CARPET WARP FOR WEAVING from the LILY MILLS - SHELBY, N. Carolina cotton mill. A bit apart from our usual fare but when we had an opportunity to acquire a few spools of this wonderful old cord from early 1900s North Carolina grown and milled cotton we could not resist. Besides those textile collector / historians who would enjoy an early unopened display spool from the old Shelby, North Carolina cotton mill, there are other Antiquers who will recognize the practical use potential of 800 yards of turn of the century Southern milled, 8oz cotton warp. (Easily distinguishable from modern spun cotton twine, this material will do well in any number of antique applications.) Lily Mills located in Shelby, on the edge of cotton country in North Carolina was founded in 1903 as part of growing industry in the post- Civil War, Reconstruction South. It was one of several mills which began to flourish in the region as they processed locally grown cotton in local mills. 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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vintage -Maysville, Kentucky – Cotton Mill - ‘Carpet Warp for Weaving’

A 800 yard unopened, original label, turn of the century, spool of 8oz. CARPET WARP FOR WEAVING from the January & Woods Inc. Maysville Cotton Mills in Kentucky. A bit apart from our usual fare but when we had an opportunity to acquire a few spools of this wonderful old cord from turn of the century American grown and milled cotton we could not resist. Besides those textile collector / historians who would enjoy an early unopened display spool from the historic old Maysville, Kentucky cotton mill, there are other Antiquers who will recognize the practical use potential of 800 yards of turn of the century Kentucky milled, 8oz cotton warp. (Easily distinguishable from modern spun cotton twine, this material will do well in any number of antique applications.)
Prior to its recent demolition the historic old Maysville Cotton Mill had been a leading producer of carpet warp, rug yarns, cotton twine, twisted cord and tent rope. It had been in continuous operation since the first building was erected about 1834 with the exception of several months during the Civil War, when due to the inability to secure cotton, the mill closed from November, 1861 to March, 1862. J&W was one of only a few cotton mills in the country that continued operations throughout the Civil War. 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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