Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Col. Elmer Ellsworth: Rare Tintype Image of Lincoln's Friend and the First Federal Officer Killed in the Civil War. He was shot by a Virginian citizen on May 24, 1861, in Alexandria while, at the behest of Lincoln, tearing down a Confederate flag displayed from the Marshall House Inn. Enemy territory was just across the Potomac from the capital, and it grated on the president that the flag could be seen from the Executive Mansion. This scarce standing pose in his new uniform was doubtless taken just days before his death. Excellent condition, in presumably original embossed simulated leather case. 1.75" x 2.125".
    From the Collection of David and Janice Frent


    Auction Info

    Bidding Begins Approx.
    August
    26th Wednesday
    Auction Dates
    September
    14th-15th Monday-Tuesday
    Proxy Bidding Begins Approx.
    83 Days
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: N/A
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 110
    Auction Type
    Signature®:  Heritage Live®:After Internet bidding closes, live bidding will take place through www.HA.com/Live. Your secret maximum bid placed prior to the live event will compete against the live bids. To maximize your chances of winning, enter realistic secret maximum bids on our site. Many of our proxy bidders are successful at winning lots in these auctions, and usually below their secret maximum. You can also place last minute bids directly with us by e-mailing Bid@HA.com or calling 1-866-835-3243. (Important note: Due to software and Internet latency, live bids may not register in time, so enter realistic proxy bids.)

    Signature® Floor Sessions
    Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 24 hours before the live session begins and continues through the session. During the live auction event, bidding in person is encouraged, and Heritage Live includes streaming audio and often video during the event.

    Track Item