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    Confederate Cartes-de-Visite: Sterling Price, William Preston, Albert Pike, Gideon Johnson Pillow, Leonidas Polk, and George Edward Pickett. Six (6) cartes including Sterling Price (1809-1867) by J. Gurney & Son, New York; William Preston (1816-1887) by M. Witt, Columbus, Ohio; Albert Pike (1809-1891) sold by Lawrence & Houseworth Opticians, San Francisco; Gideon Johnson Pillow (1806-1878) by E & H.T. Anthony, New York (mount around image cut off); Leonidas Polk (1806-1864) by Anthony, New York, from a photographic negative in Brady's National Portrait Gallery; and George Edward Pickett (1825-1875) by Anthony, New York. Price operated mainly in Missouri. Despite early successes at Wilson's Creek and Lexington, he was defeated in all subsequent forays, most notably his "Missouri Raid". Preston was primarily a politician who saw action at Corinth, Stone's River, Chickamauga and Chattanooga. Pike, a poet, planter and newspaper publisher, organized Creek troops in Arkansas who did not live up to expectations at Pea Ridge. He headed for the hills when court-martial charges were brought against him for mismanagement of funds. Pillow, a former law partner with James K. Polk, was twice-wounded in the Mexican War and had an acrimonious relationship with Winfield Scott. He and Gen. John P. Floyd managed to ignominiously escape prior to the surrender of Fort Donelson. Polk, an Episcopal minister, fought at Belmont, Shiloh, Perryville, Stone's River and Chickamauga when his nemesis, Braxton Bragg, called for him to be court-martialled. Pickett, of course, is famous for his doomed charge at Gettysburg. He fought well at several engagements of the war, but was relieved of command after Sayler's Creek, just before the surrender at Appomattox. From the collection of Dr. Michael Krane.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2016
    17th Saturday
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