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    Description

    Grouping of Eight Federal Images, as follows:
    (1) Late 19th century 8" x 10" albumen enlargement of an early war hard image showing a young Federal volunteer. The soldier is fully outfitted with a Model 1858 Hardee hat, cross belt, oval belt plate, cartridge box, cap box and musket. His buttons and belt plate are tinted yellow, while his collar and sleeve piping are colored blue. Chipping and splits to matt, overall toning. Good condition.
    (2) Three CDVs depicting celebrated abolitionist clergyman Henry Ward Beecher. One has no backmark, the second has a Fredrick's of New York backmark, and the third carries a D. Appleton & Co., New York backmark. Very good condition.
    (3) CDV of abolitionist Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner with E. Anthony, New York backmark. Very good condition.
    (4) CDV of Union Major-General Nathanial Banks. No backmark, pencil ID on verso. Very good condition.
    (5) CDV of unidentified Union 1st lieutenant, F. L. Lay backmark, Boston, Massachusetts. Stain on lower margin, else very good condition.
    (6) CDV of enlisted soldier identified on verso in pencil as Eli Ball, Co. "B", 23rd Massachusetts Volunteers. The subject wears a frock coat having what appear to be Massachusetts arm-and-sword staff buttons; his kepi carries an infantry bugle insignia enclosing the company letter "B". Very good condition. An Eli Ball indeed served in this company and regiment, dying of wounds sustained at Cold Harbor shortly before his three-year term expired.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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