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This auction includes the collections of the late Walter and Lynn Dingus, and the late Dave and Ann Early.

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316 Lincoln Chaulk Statue Lincoln Chaulk Statue Circa 1920's hollow chaulk in original polychrome painted finish, 11 x 7 x 17" high. Paint circa 94%, else Fine. 200 400
317 19th Century Watercolor of Civil War Soldier 19th Century Watercolor of Civil War Soldier On paper, circa 1860's of Union cavalry charge with officer in lead with drawn Remington New Model Army revolver with Model 1840 saber at side, followed by column of mounted soldiers with drawn sabers, trees in background. This is an obvious portrait of this unknown Union cavalry officers, but unfortunately there are no unit marking to attempt to make an identification, 8 1/2 x 11", 12 1/2 x 14 1/2".mounted in period grain painted frame. Minor damp stain in upper left sky, else Fine. 300 500
318 Early Civil War Folk Art Painting Early Civil War Folk Art Painting Gouache on paper of Union encampment with officer in early militia style uniform walking down dirt path towards his dappled gray horse which appears to be dancing in anticipation of the coming ride. Officer has early style kepi shell jacket, gilt epaulets, eagle belt plate with sword rig and Model 1840 cavalry saber. Trees in foreground, officers mess tent flanked by two officers tent with flag on pole in center near foreground, enlisted men's tents to right and left, forested hills in far background. Second officer, mounted on black horse left near background. unsigned but with a wealth of detail, 24 x 18 1/4" in original walnut frame with gilt liner, 27 1/2 x 21 1/2". Even toning and slight paper loss at upper right and center left margins, minor foxing and one 1" long tear near right margin, still a Fine and interesting piece. 600 1200
319 Gouache Painting of Military Officer Gouache Painting of Military Officer On paper, in blue & red uniform, full length, sight 13 x 19 1/2" matted & framed, 20 1/4 x 26 3/4". Fine. 150 350
320 Brass Eagle Parade Torch Brass Eagle Parade Torch Gilt stamped brass spread winged eagle clutching arrows and olive branch with black painted tin backing with slots for holding 5 candles and steel prongs for mounting to staff, 25 1/2 x 12 x 2" thick. Some dents, wear to gilt, still Very Good 200 300
321 Confederate States Bond Confederate States Bond Illustrated 100 dollar bond with 5 unclipped coupons along lower margin, dated May 1st, 1861, 14 x 11", framed, 19 1/4 x 14 3/4" Fine. 80 150
322 Cast Iron U.S. Grant Figure Cast Iron U.S. Grant Figure Circa 1880's full figure of Grant in U.S. military uniform with sword, hat and riding gloves, square base, in original polychrome painted finish, likely a small door stop, 7 1/2" high. Paint circa 80%, else Fine. 100 200
323 Early Horn & Treen Items Early Horn & Treen Items Lot of three including a horn cordial glass with baluster turned stem and flared foot, 3 1/4" high; plus Native American horn spoon, 5 1/16" long x 2 1/8" wide; and maple figural carved wooden spoon with duck head handle, 9" long. 1st minor insect damage on foot, still Very Good; 2nd Fine; 3rd with minor chips at bowl. 50 100
324 Civil War Ambrotype of Two Union Soldiers Civil War Ambrotype of Two Union Soldiers Found in Hillsboro, Ohio sixth plate wearing frock coats and overcoats, light tinting on cheeks, in full case, nice clear image. Lid detached, else Fine. 100 300
325 Civil War CDV Photo Album Civil War CDV Photo Album Including 29 Albumen cdv photographs and 1 cdv sized tintype. This lether bound photo album has 3 Civil War soldiers, including one of Private James Beam, 70th Ohio Vol. Infantry, plus two officers, including one with Model 1950 sword with imprint of Hoag & Quick Cincinnati, 2nd image of this same officer only in civilian dress with wife and child, third civil war soldier is also an officer, lacking imprint. Album has imprints from Harveysburg, Ohio, Jolley's Gallery Portge City, Wis., Jones & Slear's Elkhart, Ind., Jas. A. Lemon, Winchester, Ohio and others. The two officers are likely also from the 70th O.V.I. and could with research be identified. James Beam enlisted in 1861 as a private, served until June 22, 1865. The 70th O.V.I. who were part of Sherman's division and took part in both days of battle at Shiloh, and earned a reputation for bravery and endurance. Other battles included siege of Jackson, Miss., battle of Chattanooga, all the battles leading up to the capture of Atlanta and those following and the march to the sea, Fort McCallister, where they suffered many casualties, Bentonville and were in the Grand Review of the Army in Washington. Most photos are Fine, including soldiers, album intact with some wear to leather. 200 400
326 Dated 1886 Brass Signal Cannon Dated 1886 Brass Signal Cannon Circa 50 caliber with rifled bore, stamped 1886 just below touch hole in to rear of 7" long brass barrel, mounted on original cast iron carriage with original green and red painted finish, all with nice old untouched patina,  6 1/2 x 13 x 6 1/4" high. Fine. 200 500
327 Early U.S. Militia Chapeaux Bras Hat Early U.S. Militia Chapeaux Bras Hat Faux beaver skin in black with brown felt edging and stamped brass cap badge of U.S. shield breasted spread winged eagle, clutching olive branch and arrows in talons, white silk liner marked The M.C. Lilly Co. Manufacturers of Military and Society Goods, Columbus, Ohio/John A. Byrd, 16 x 5 x 7" high. Moderately heavy wear, only Good. 100 200
328 Early 13 Star Pennant Early 13 Star Pennant Machine sewn and printed linen pennant with canton pattern of circle of 12 stars surrounding larger 13th star, three sewn tapering stripes, with two red flanking single white, canvas hoist with two galvanized grommets, stamped Reliance/Guaranted/Reliance Fast Colors, and in black ink stamped #38, 12" wide at hist x 10" wide at fly end, circa 1920-40. Fine. 300 600
329 18th Century Flame Stitch Men's Wallet 18th Century Flame Stitch Men's Wallet Identified to one Lydia Westcott, who served with the American forces during the Revolutionary War, with partially printed inked manuscript headed War Department/Revolutionary Claim, Lydia was the widow of Caleb Westcott of Scituate, R.I., dated 17th day of April, 1839 and signed by Secretary of War Joel Roberts Poinsett secretary from March 7, 1837 through March 4, 1841. document is 8 x 10" with seal, docketed n back. The wallet is polychrome wool flame stitch on tannish linen with green wool edging and strap, interior with 3 compartments, 8 1/4 x 4". Wallet with tiny loss of stitching; document with normal folds and slight separation at same, Very Good. 80 150
330 Patriotic Currier & Ives Patriotic Currier & Ives Entitled The Spirit of '76-Stand By The Flag. The Young Continental. Hand colored litho showing young officer with flag and sword, landscape with cannon in background, marked Published by Currier & Ives, lower left and 152 Nassau St. New York, lower right, 10 x 14 in period grain painted ogee frame, 13 3/4 x 17 3/4". Light even toning, slight wear to margins of frame paint, still Very Good. 100 200
331 Patriotic Beaded Purse Patriotic Beaded Purse Ladies evening purse, circa 1898 (Spanish American War era) in U.S. flag pattern 7 x 8 1/2 with beaded handle, mounted in gilt shadow box frame, 12 3/4 x 15 1/2" Fine. 200 300
332 Gibson & Co. Ky Civil War Lithograph Gibson & Co. Ky Civil War Lithograph Hand colored, entitled Battle Near Somerset, Ky. Jan. 19th 1862., marked lower left Published & Litho. By Gibson & Co. 3rd Main St. Cin. A very scarce period Cincinnati lithograph, 15 x 12", in period frame, 16 1/4 x 13 1/4". Slight toning and light pencil presentation inscription lower right. 100 200
333 Illustrated Uncle Tom's Cabin Broadside Illustrated Uncle Tom's Cabin Broadside late 19th century headed Opera House/Tonight/The Always Enjoyable Play/Robinson Bros./Biggest And Best/Uncle Tom's Cabin Co. with additional text and four vignettes below, 6 x 24", framed, 7 1/2 x 25 1/2". Even toning and folds. 100 200
334 Very Unusual Slave Bill of Sale Very Unusual Slave Bill of Sale This 7 x 11" partially printed manuscript document from North Carolina for the purchase of eight slaves, by Samuel Thomas From James Francis Clark in 1797 for 100 pounds. What makes this document rare is that Samuel Thomas is a slave and purchasing his, his wife and her six named children's freedom. Document is on laid paper with manuscript seal in lower right corner, framed in double glass sided stand, 10 3/4 x 13". Normal folds a  couple pin sized holes, Very Good. 300 600
335 Carved Folk Art Rifle Carved Folk Art Rifle Single piece in red washed finish with one side carved with floral scroll work, old canvas strap, 63" long. Minor nicks, else Fine. 200 400
336 Copper Fire Arms Percussion Revolver Copper Fire Arms Percussion Revolver Five shot .31 cal., marked Cooper Fire Arms MFG Co. Frankford Phila. Pa./Pat. Jan 7 1851 Apr 25 1854 Sep. 4. 1860/Sep 1 1863 Sep 32, 1863 on top of 5" long octagonal barrel matching serial numbers 4811, brass back-strap and trigger guard, original walnut grips, nice all over grey/brown finish, 10" long. Fine. 400 700
337 Remington New Model Army Revolver Remington New Model Army Revolver Nickle finish with 8" octagonal .44 caliber barrel marked on top Patented Sept. 14 1858/E. Remington & Sons. Illion New York U.S.A./New Model, left side of frame and barrel stamped A, original walnut grips, total length 14". Finish circa 95%, tiny nicks in grips, else Fine. 800 1200
338 Civil War Relic Libby Prison Civil War Relic Libby Prison Octagonal shallow pine bowl with nice old patina, period paper label on base with pencil manuscript reading: Libby Prison Relic Your Uncle Will gave the padlock to father and his book to me when he came home in Feb. 1865. The Wooden piece was his soup dish n November and December 1864. The bowl is 5 1/8 x 5 3/8 x 1" high and has earlier inscription in red under attached paper label and additional pencil inscription reading Libby Prison Soup Dish, Wm. Bradford, Feb. 1865. William H. Crawford was a 2nd Lt in the 2nd Tenn. Infantry and was captured and spent time in Libby Prison. This was the only Union officer that we could find by that name that was in Libby. Fine. 100 200
339 Lt. Col. Charles H. Tay's Civil War CDV Album Lt. Col. Charles H. Tay's Civil War CDV Album Leather bound with brass clasps and 50 cdv portraits, 48 of which are albumen and two tintypes, as well as two gem tintype portraits. This album includes a uniformed portrait of Tay with oak leaves on his shoulder boards, wearing double breast officers frock coat with backmark of M. Kerton Newark, N.J. In addition there is a uniformed portrait of Richard Thomas, who was the surgeon in the 10th N.J. Infantry Regiment, with backmark of Stoutenburgh & Rose, Newark, N.J. In addition there is an 1871 portrait of Charles Tay with backmark of Broadbent & Phillips, Philadelphia and a civil war era portrait of Tay's wife with N.Y. backmark. Other portraits of interest are one of a small girl holding a closed mouth French porcelain doll in her lap with J. Kirk, Newark backmark, a man holding a small dog in his lap a child with a toy hoop, several cdv's with backmarks from B.F. Howland & Co., San Francisco, photographer. Many of the cdv's have tax stamps on the back, many are identified members of the McStocker family (one of whom later became his wife), and the majority are circa 1860's and 1870's. Boards loose, photos Very Good to Fine. 200 400
340 Charcoal Photograph of Lt. Col. Tay 10 N.J. I. Charcoal Photograph of Lt. Col. Tay 10 N.J. I. This portrait is a 19th century photographic enlargement of one of the cod's of Col. Tay in uniform. It is oval in period frame and 13 x 16 ½ inches, frame is 17 x 20 inches. Slight toning, else Fine. 200 300
341 Two CDV Uniformed Portraits of Capt. Charles H. Tay Two CDV Uniformed Portraits of Capt. Charles H. Tay The 1 st and earliest of the two shows Tay in full length studio portrait with 9 button frock coat, sword rig and officers sash and holding his kepi in his right hand. Inked inscription below reading Capt Chas H. Tay 2 nd N.J.I. No back mark but inked inscription reading Chas H. Tay Capt. Co. K 2 nd Regt N. Jersey Vol. Promoted Atg Major 2 nd N.J.I. June 28/62 Promoted to Lieut Col 10thN.J. Vols. Sept 3rd 1862. The second albumen cdv show ¾ length portrait of Tay, less his earlier beard wearing unforn overcoat and cape with penciled inscription below reading Colonel Chas H. Tay. Imprint of J. Cremer & Co. Philadelphia. Both with minor wear at margins, else Fine. 200 300
342 John Lech Print John Lech Print Entitled A Shocking Young Lady Indeed, with inked inscription on back board reading mily (betrothed to Charls) Oh, Charls isn't it fun? I've bated Arthur and Julia, and I've broke Aunt Sally's nose seven times!16 x 24" in gilt frame, 27 x 19", circa 1865 printed by Thomas Agnw & Sons, Liverpool, England. Fine. 100 200
343 Two Early Brass Powder Flasks Two Early Brass Powder Flasks Including one with floral scroll decoration marked Fraky, Benham & Co., 8" long; and ribbed example, unmarked, 7 3/8" long. Both with minor dents, Very Good. 50 100
344 Pair Turkish Flintlock Pistols Pair Turkish Flintlock Pistols Matched pair with cast brass mounts, silver inlay on walnut stocks, 12" round barrel, circa .55 caliber, unmarked lock plates, 19" long, with nice brown surface. Fine. 300 600
345 Fine 18th Century Converted Flint Lock Pistol Fine 18th Century Converted Flint Lock Pistol With 8 1/2" round to octagonal barrel with gold floral inlay and engraving, chased and engraved brass butt plate, trigger guard and back plate, carved walnut stock, replaced percussion lock, missing hammer, total length 15". As above old cleaned finish. 100 300
346 Turkish Flintlock Pistol with Hatchet Turkish Flintlock Pistol with Hatchet Circa 4.45 caliber11"  round barrel  with unmarked lock plate, cast brass back plate and trigger guard and cast bronze hatchet with spike end with relief floral scroll, walnut stock with silver wire floral scroll inlay, all in uncleaned condition with dark finish, except silver, total length 19 3/4" long. Fine. 200 400
347 Flint Lock Pistol Flint Lock Pistol Circa .50 caliber newer copy of 18th century original with 6 3/8" octagonal barrel marked Black Powder Only, unmarked lock with floral scroll engraving, steel ram rod, brass trigger guard & black plate with walnut stock, total length 12". Fine. 100 200
348 Two F.W. Greenouth Native American Prints Two F.W. Greenouth Native American Prints 20th century reprints entitled Ki-On-Twog-Ky or Corn Plant A Seneca Chief; and Yoholo-Micco. A Creek Chief, with publishers information printed below, matted and framed, sight 10 x 16, fine inlaid frames, 19 x 25". 1st lacking cover glass, else Fine. 100 200
349 Civil War Diary of Lt. Col. Tay 2nd & 10 N.J. Infantry Civil War Diary of Lt. Col. Tay 2nd & 10 N.J. Infantry A partially printed pocket diary for the year 1863, printed in N.Y. with 210 inked and penciled pages written by Lt. Col. Charles Tay while he was commander of the 10 the New Jersey Infantry Regiment. Lot also includes a full typed transcript of the diary. The diary being on Jan. 1 st , 1863 and on the 3 rd he and a friend when to see the new painting by Emanuel Leutz, Westward the Star of Empire Takes Its Way (note: the actual title of the painting was Westward The Course of Empire Makes Its Way). Tay was assigned to Court Marshal duty at this time, so had a lot of free time to dine with friends, visit the theatre, such as Gover's production of the Hunchback starring Mary Provost, attending various churches in Washington. Mentions several establishment that he and fellow officers or friends from home visited such as Willard's, Canterbury, Hammack's and others. On his birthday, Jan. 27 he wrote, age 27 and still like an eagle, free. Monday Feb. 2 Saw Col. Harry Ryerson of the 23 rd N. Jersey. Last time I saw was on the battlefield of Gains Mill. He was then Major and a Capt. In the 2 nd N.J. He was wounded and taken prisoner to Richmond, escaped. Col. Murphy was then in command of the 10 th , but often left and placed Tay in command. On March 13 th wrote, Col. Murphy of our Regiment resigned. He thinks in all probability that I will succeed him. Tuesday, March 24, 1863 Bought a bay horse of Mr. Munsby for $200. Monday, March 30, 1863 No news of the Colonelcy of our regiment. I hope one will be appointed soon. I dislike to do all the work without any of the pay or glory. Wednesday, April 1, 1863 Received word today that Colonel Henry O. Ryerson of the 23 rd N.J. had been transferred to this regiment and overlanghed me. Probably a political, I not being Copperhead enough to suit the New Jersey Rebels. So nought to be. On the 12 th received orders to prepare the regiment to move out and on the 13 he wrote, Reported the regiment as being ready to march at 6 A.M. No orders yet. 7 days rations 3 cooked and 100 rounds of ammunition per man, 40 in boxes. April 19 th received orders to board transports for Fortress Monroe and report to Maj Gen. Dix. Sunday 26, April Col. Ryerson finally arrived and took command of regiment. On the 30 th he wrote, The position occupied by the army, Suffolk, Va. Being besieged and surrounded by rebels on three sides. We are constantly on the lookout for an attack. Monday May 4, 63 he wrote, During Monday night the enemy evacuated our whole front and marched towards the Blackwater, closely pursued by our forces under Genls Corcoran and Foster who chased them as far as the Blackwater and captured a large number of persons. The enemy who are under the command of Longstreet and D.H. Hier are evidently on their way to reinforce Lee on the Rappahanock who is hard pressed by Genl Hooker although reports say Genl. Stoneman of the Army of the Potomac has cut the bridges in Lee's rear so that reinforcements cannot be sent to him. May 7, 1863 wrote, Hooker reported to have surrounded Lee and to be whipping him badly. But on the 9 th he wrote, The news of the defeat of Hooker and the recrossing of the Rapahanock to his old camp was rec't at Suffolk today. It caused much gloom among out troops… On May 11 th he wrote Col. Ryerson returned to duty today… he reports my old friend Collet, Col. Of N.J. 1 st and Wildrick Fleck of N.J. 23 rd as being killed in the last battle (Battle of Chancellorsville). May 13 th the regiment moved on expedition to destroy railroads at Causville with 11 infantry regiments, 1 cavalry and 1 artillery battery. May 15 he wrote, The enemy attacked us sharply today at Causville but was repulsed with a loss exceeding our own. Only two of our regiment were engaged. Our Regt. relieved the Mass. 6 th and drove them through the woods in front with loss on our side of 6 men wounded. After destroying the rails near Causville the fell back and he wrote, During the march quite an exciting incident occurred. The 170 th N.Y. took fright at something and a general stampede occurred during which 1 or our men and two of theirs was killed. The 10 th and several other units were left as rear guard at Deserted House while the rest of the army went on to destroy more rail lines at Winson. Wrote on May 22, Still at Deserted House guarding left flank of our army. Woods around us full of guerillas. Wrote on June 19 of dismantling Suffolk fortifications and wrote, Wrote out my resignation as Lieut. Col. Of 10 th N.J. causes as stated in Document...Yet the real cause is the arrogance and most ungentlemanly conduct of Col. H.O. Ryerson who neglects no opportunity to hurt my feeling both as a gentleman and as a soldier. Then on 20 th wrote, Forwarded my resignation endorsed by Col. Ryerson as follows€¦ Approved and respectfully forwarded.. The circumstances related within I know are correct as far as relate to service I having served with him in the 2 nd N.J. Vols since the outbreak of the rebellion until his promotion to this regiment (sign) H. R. Ryerson Col. Condg. Col. Tay's regiment and its Brigade were the last to leave Suffock on July 3 rd. . July 9 th wrote News of our victory in Tenn. As well as the fall of Vicksburg causes much joy in the Army. Regiment embarked on steamer Maple Leaf for Washington on July 12 th . Once in Washington took trains for Philadelphia. Wrote in Philadelphia on the 20 th , The object of having our regiment stationed here appears to be to protect the authorities while enforcing the conscription act… Col. Ryerson has left, leaving Lt. Col. Tay in charge and he hates being staioned in city where most of the regiment is from as both officers and enlisted men are going absent without leave or showing up drunk, total chaos. Regiment was sent to Pottsville, Pa. To deal with coal miners strike. While hear he spent time with Julia McStocker, the young lady who he would eventually marry. Oct. 16 regiment took train to Hagerstown, Md. And camped near mouth of Antietam creek expecting a rebel raid in the area. 26thmailed a letter with two cdv's to McStocker sisters. Also sent newspaper saying the Col. Ryerson was reassigned, thus leaving Tay in command of the regiment again. Sent to Washington for Court duty and spent Christmas at McStocker home for dinner with Dr. Thomas going to Chestnut St. Theatre with the girls. Returned to Washington and court duty, but arrived at winter quarters of Regiment at Mauch Chunk on 31st of Dec. and enjoyed party with friends to see out the old year. This ends this diary. Nearly every day has an entry and the above description is only a tiny part of what is contained in it, much more of skirmished, being on front lines in Va. Camp life and the terribly hot weather in Va. Fine. 500 1000
350 Lt. Col. Tay 10 N.J. Infantry Prisoner of War Diary Lt. Col. Tay 10 N.J. Infantry Prisoner of War Diary Lot of two, including a leather bound with 116 lined pages with manuscript penciled text in Tay's hand. The 1 st three quarters is cross written (over-written at a 90 degree angle from original text) making the account large. This diary begins long before his capture at Winchester with dates from 1863. The ist page is a list of 21 battles with dates ending with Winchester Aug. 17, 1864. In April of 63 the Regiment was sent from Washington to Suffolk to assist in stopping a Confederate advance in that area. The diary covers the battles of the Army of the Potomac from the Wilderness to Petersburg with the regiment being in the thick of many of those fights. Col. Tay and a company of his men were capture by CSA General Gordon's forces at Wilderness but were rescued by Phil Sheridan's cavalry the next day while being transported to the rear. The diary covers all these battles in some detail and the regiment had heavy casualties at many, including Cold Harbor and Strasburg. The next battle at Winchester is written of in some detail as it was here that Col. Tay and about 400 men from the regiment were captured by CSA General Zebulon York's 14 th La. Infantry. The 10 th left Washington with 600 men fit for service. After the battle of Winchester the Regiment had only 80 men fit for duty, a fact which shows more clearly than any words the brutality of the campaigns from the Wilderness to Winchester that the Regiment underwent. The morning after being captured Tay had his first and last good meal until his release at breakfast on the 18 th with General York, who he described as a gracious host and gentleman. His and his men treatment went rapidly down hill from that point. Describes their march to the rear having to travel 15 to 25 miles a day by foot, passing through Strasburg, New Market, Lynchbury R.R. where he, 15 other officers and 370 enlisted men were briefly held with the officers confined in a vermin infested guard house. The Capt. Of the guard called on them on the 29 th of Aug. and told them that Gen. Early had given orders that they were to remain under guard and that is the reason they were not being sent to Richmond and offered to let them take a walk around the town under guard. There follows a list of 14 of the officers that he was being held with, most from the 10 th but including other vol. And regular regiments of infantry and cavalry. Tay was the highest ranking with the next being capt in rank. Writes of the weather turning colder and laments the fact that they have only light summer uniforms and no blankets, having left all there camp equipment including their overcoats behind before going into battle at Winchester. On Sept 2 nd the officers and men were taken to train and transported to Lynchburg, Va. Tay appears to have been in poor health and wrote on Sept. 5 th I was quite sck all day did not sit up at all any of day. Writes of some men being sent to Richmond and new arrivals. Follows a 4 page list of mess supplies with heading Straunton, & Lynchburg,Va. With dated Aug. 5-29 and type of food stuffs. Follows 8 pages list of names. Near the front of diary is a pencil drawing of what appears to be the 6 th Army Corps Badge. The next diary is 7 ½ x 3 ¼ inch with marbled wraps with 33 pages of penciled text, beginning Jan. 1 st , 1865 and ending Sept. 9th, 1865. This diary covers the last part of Tay's captivity. This diary starts with the heading Prisoner of War at Danville, Va. With little prospect of exchange. Lt. Murphy and myself being unaccustomed to eating corn bread for dinner on New Years day...Everything appears to me to be dark and dreary. This is the 4th new year I have spent away from home, and probably the last. Writes of exchanging $10 in greenbacks for 150 Rebel rags. On Jan. 31, 1865 Tay wrote the following, To day I am 29 years of age. This is indeed the most gloomy birth day I have experienced. Sick and in prison, far away from prospect of release in a suffering condition for want of proper food and clothing, no means of getting anything or even communicating with those from home… Wednesday Feb. 15 he wrote, Sergt. Wright in an order which was received by Col. Smith to day to send 1000 prisoners with Âll the officers to Richmond on Friday for exchange with the balance to be taken Saturday. This news causes much joy and excitement and now at a very late hour at night all is noise and confusion. Friday Feb. 17 All the officers left the prison and marched to the cars through the deep mud and heavy rain. Many of them marched bare footed. At 11 o'clock to night rode all night in the wet, tightly packed cars an arrived in Richmond almost morning. Saturday Feb. 18 Took quarters in the far famed Libby Prison, which I hear promises to be the best officers prison in the confederacy. Charley Murphy rec'd a box to day from home and Kindly supplied me with a clean suit of underclothing. Wednesday Feb. 22/65 Washington's Birthday and the day of my deliverance from the hands of the rebels. Happiest day of my life...The experience of the last six months, the most inhuman treatment I have rec'd makes me very, very anxious to get to my regiment again and at their head to seek revenge for the mutilation that many of the men have been subjected too. Should it never be in my power to right our great wrongs, God surely will not allow them to go unpunished. Feb. 23 he arrived at Annapolis Maryland and was finally free again. The remaining diary covers his rejoining his regiment and problems with the acting Commander, home leave and receiving his trunk with all his equipment that was left at their camp near Winchester. Saturday Apr. 15 he wrote, The murder of the President of the U.S. Abraham Lincoln last night at Ford's Theater Washington by J. Wilkes Booth and the attempted assignation of W.H. Seward Sec. Of State causes much grief throughout the Country. Interestingly Tay had just been to see a play in N.Y.C., Hamlet starring Edwin Booth, John's older brother. There is much more of interest in this truly fascinating set of diaries. Both Fine. 1000 1500
351 Ohio Post Mortom Photographs Ohio Post Mortom Photographs Lot of 5 tintypes, circa 1865, including two 6th plate images of a young lady, three quarter length of her in black dress with white collar, cuffs and bonnet head turned to viewer, one in half case and one with matt & cover glass; plus Two 6th plate photos of a young boy, circa 3-4 years of age, full length with head turned slightly to viewer, his two sisters and bother stand behind the cloth covered table he is laid out on, one in full case, second in half case, 2nd has fourth sibling, another brother; and 9th plate photo of young man wearing top hat with one side of brim folded up, mounted in full case. All these photos are from the Douglas family of Sinking Springs, Ohio, Highland County. Wear to cases, else Fine. 300 600
352 WWI Silver Over Bronze Plaque WWI Silver Over Bronze Plaque Silver Over Bronze Plaque of Albert 1st 1875-1934, King of The Belgians 1909-1934. Important military leader during WWI. 6 3/4" x 5". Good 100 200
353 Hood's Sarsaparilla Chromolithograph Hood's Sarsaparilla Chromolithograph Spanish American war era, circa 1898 showing Uncle Sam taking aim at battleship with bottle of Hood's mounted as cannon on ships deck with paper packaging for Hood's as surrounding gun wall, 13 1/4 x 10 1/4" in period painted oak frame, 18 3/4 x 15 3/4". Fine. 100 200
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