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    Confederate Officers

    Captain J. William Bushby's Personal Collection of Cartes de Visite of Confederate Officers. A total of 16 images, each approximately 2.5" x 4". Identified on the verso by Bushby, sometimes adding when and where the image was obtained.

    A. P. Hill, backstamped Charles D. Fredricks & Co. of New York. Bushby notes on verso: "Killed before Richmond last days of war. General A. P. Hill Confederate Army."

    Stonewall Jackson, no backstamp. In addition to the identification, Bushby notes: "Moss Neck. Rappahannock Febry 1863."

    J.E.B. Stuart, backstamped C. F. May of New York. An image from an engraving. Identified on the verso with rank adding: "Killed in action before Richmond 1864."

    James Longstreet, no photographer's backstamped. Beneath the identification, Bushby notes that the carte de visite "obtained at Richmond, Virginia, February 1863."

    Earl Van Dorn, backstamped J. Gurney & Son of New York. Beneath the identification is noted: "Shot in a duel in Western States."

    John Hunt Morgan, backstamped E. & H. T. Anthony of New York. On verso Bushby has written: "Killed Oct 1864 / General Morgan Confederate Cavalry."

    Benjamin F. Cheatham, backstamped by E. & H. T. Anthony of New York.

    Edmund Kirby Smith, backstamped E. & H. T. Anthony of New York. Misidentified as Kirby Price on the reverse.

    Sterling Price, backstamped J. Gurney & Son of New York.

    Albert Sidney Johnston, backstamped J. Gurney & Son of New York. On verso: "General A.S. Johnson Confederate Army Killed."

    Braxton Bragg, no backstamp.

    Pierre G. T. Beauregard, backstamped Charles D. Fredricks & Son of New York. Beneath the identification, Bushby notes: "Charleston. Feb 1863."

    Joseph Johnston (2). One is not backstamped, and Bushby writes "Richmond Feby 1863" beneath the identification written in ink. The other is backstamped D. Appleton of New York.

    Raphael Semmes, no backstamp. Bushby notes on verso: "Captn Semmes of the 'Alabama'."

    John N. Maffitt, backstamped C. D. Fredricks & Co. of Habana. Maffitt, nicknamed the "Prince of Privateers," was also a blockade runner. Since this CDV contains the imprint of a photographer in Cuba, the image was certainly taken following a blockade run.

    Condition: All images are very clean with sharp corners and untrimmed mounts.


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    November, 2015
    4th-5th Wednesday-Thursday
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