Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    [Battle of Gettysburg]. General Alexander S. Webb: Two Carte de Visite Album Pages containing a total of ten CDVs of Webb and members of his staff, several of which are signed, who served at the Battle of Gettysburg. Each page measures 10" x 12.25" and contains five photographs. Included are two photographs of Webb, one of which, a vignetted portrait bust of Webb in uniform, is signed "Alex. S. Webb / Brig. Genl. Vols. / Comd Divn / 2nd Div 2nd Corps." Shortly before the Battle of Gettysburg, Webb (1835-1911) was given command of the 2nd Brigade (Philadelphia Brigade), 2nd Division, 2nd A.C., after Gen. Joshua T. Owen was relieved. On July 2, 1863, he and his men successfully defended Cemetery Ridge and the following day he found himself holding the Federal center against Pickett's Charge. In 1891, Webb received the Congressional Medal of Honor for his contributions at Gettysburg.

    The eight other men, all of whom were members of Webb's staff, include George Monteith; William Creighton Meade, aide-de-camp; Martin Rizer, chief surgeon of the 2nd Brigade; William R. Steele, aide-de-camp who later served two terms in the U.S. Congress; Charles H. Banes, assistant adjutant general of the 2nd Brigade; William T. Simms, aide-de-camp who was wounded on the left side of the head during the Battle of the Wilderness in 1864; and Poinsett Cooper, acting assistant inspector-general who received wounds at the Battles of Antietam (foot), Bristow Station (thigh), and the Wilderness (first in the leg and, upon being carried to the rear, in the chest by guerillas). The eighth man, a captain in a full length portrait holding a saber in his left hand, is unidentified.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2014
    12th Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 953

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $100,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $100,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2019 September 5 Rare Books Signature Auction Books - New York.

    Learn about consigning with us

    You reach a customer base that is in many ways completely unknown to the major auction houses, and your marketing to this base is as professional as one could hope for. As I continue to wind down my holdings.
    Michael Z.,
    Hawthorne, NY
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 January 15 "Say it Loud" The John Silverstein Collection of African American Social History - Dallas
    2019 January 15 "Say it Loud" The John Silverstein Collection of African American Social History - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $302,219