Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Absolutely One Of The Most Moving Civil War Images We've Ever Cataloged - Carte-De-Visite Of A Federal Soldier With His Young Black Servant. Actually a Federal enlisted man, likely Western theater with knee high boots, black slouch hat on his lap and smoking a clap pipe. Wears enlisted nine button frock coat. Seated on the floor at his side , with his head leaning against the soldier's shoulder is a black youth who can really be little more than a child, certainly no more than 8-10 years old. Wears forage cap with rain cover and the visor turned up, four button blouse with sleeves rolled up. Light colored trousers and one foot visible wearing what appears to be a standard Jefferson bootee. Apparently the soldier's servant, the look of despair and sadness on the child's face is impossible to describe or express. No backmark. An absolutely incredible Civil War image in pristine condition.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2012
    8th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 22,790

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) 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
    Only 45 days left to consign to the 2020 July 12 Vintage Guitars & Musical Instruments Musical Instruments Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    The pre and post sales experience was wonderful and flawless. Heritage has the best in-house operation I have ever seen and their people are not only professional but fun to work with, especially Steve C.

    As for Heritage's online system… Yes the interface is more complex than what we are used to with SAN but what is behind that interface is amazing for sellers and buyers alike. It is real time and for a real serious auction buyer there is nothing better in the auction industry, bar none.
    Ron Cipolla,
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search