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RR Auction Confederate Muster Roll

RR auction Confederate Muster RollLarge manuscript muster roll, one page both sides (made from several pages stuck together), 7.5 x 51, headed at the top, “List of Vols between the Road leading from Belmont to Coffeeville Miss & the Road leading from Panola to Oakland, Miss.” Roll goes on to list approximately 200 soldiers and their captains. In very good condition, with scattered toning and soiling, with all names remaining legible. RR Auction COA.

 

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Posted by on July 25, 2013 in Confederate

 

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Pair of Original Civil War Model 1860 Union Light Cavalry Sabers

Pair of Original Civil War Model 1860 Union Light Cavalry SabersPair of Original Civil War Model 1860 Union Light Cavalry Sabers mounted on a shield-shaped plaque. One is marked “Ames” and dated 1865, the other is by Mansfield & Lamb and is dated 1864. Both sabers retain all of the wire binding on leather wrapped grips that show crazing. The brass guards have a dark patina with one having some white corrosion. The blades have light to heavy rust that should clean leaving small areas of pitting. The blades appear to have been soldered together where they cross. These will make a fine decoration as is or cleaned up. RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on July 23, 2013 in Cavalry Sabers

 

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RR Auction Platinum Print Photograph of Abraham Lincoln

RR Auction Abraham LincolnDesirable mounted platinum print photograph of Lincoln, 7.75 x 9.5, printed by George B. Ayres circa 1890 from the original negative taken by Alexander Hesler shot in Springfield, Illinois, in 1860. Affixed to a slightly larger mount, with a copyright credit on the reverse, “Copyright, Geo. B. Ayres, Phila,” and a “G. E. Ayres, Copyright 1881,” photographer’s stamp to lower left corner. In fine condition, with some scattered light surface marks, visible only at an extreme angle. A very presentable and desirable period portrait of the president. RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on July 23, 2013 in Abraham Lincoln

 

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RR Auctions U. S. Grant Signed Carte-de-visite Portrait

RR Auctions U. S. GrantCivil War–dated original 2.25 x 4 carte-de-visite portrait of Grant in uniform and resting his arm on a table, signed in the lower border in black ink, “U. S. Grant, Lt. Gen. U. S. A.” Published by E. & H. T. Anthony of New York, from a Brady negative. Ink notation to reverse reads, “Given by Gen. to J. J. Williams at City Point, Va., Oct. 1864.” A small tear to the top (not affecting the crisp and clean overall appearance), otherwise fine condition. In October 1864, the Union was engaged in the lengthy Siege of Petersburg, and Grant’s headquarters were at City Point. An uncommon and highly desirable format. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on July 22, 2013 in U. S. Grant

 

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RR Auction Robert E. Lee Signed Carte-de-visite Photo

RR Auction Robert E. LeeSuperb original 2.25 x 4 carte-de-visite photo by Vannerson and Jones of Richmond, Virginia, signed below the image in black ink, “R. E. Lee, Genl.” A presentation inscription on the reverse reads, “Norman Walker from his rebel cousin David Walker.” In fine condition, with a couple trivial creases to lower right corner, one through the end of Lee’s rank. The three-quarter length photograph of Robert E. Lee, from which this oval bust image was taken, is in the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress which identifies the photographer as Jules Vannerson and the “Date Created/Published” as “1864 March.” On October 2, 1865, Lee was inaugurated as President of Washington College, Lexington, Virginia. A fantastic example and dignified image of Lee, who is quite elusive in signed portraits from any period. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

 

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Posted by on July 22, 2013 in Robert E. Lee

 

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RR Auction U. S. Model 1832 Foot Artillery Sword

RR Auction U. S. Model 1832 Foot Artillery SwordThe 19.25″ wasp-waisted double-edged blade is marked by the maker on the obverse with an eagle over “N. P. Ames/Springfield,” and on the reverse is “U. S./1844.” The crossguard is inspector marked “J. H.,” and on the reverse is “W. A. T.” The blade has some staining and age spots mixed with original polish. It has no nicks and only a small area of light corrosion on the reverse near the hilt. The hilt shows very little wear and has sharp edges on the crossguard. The brass mounted black leather scabbard is missing the frog button, and shows several surface cracks and is tender at the tip. This sword is in far better condition than most and is desirable because with this “1844” date it would have seen action in both the Mexican and Civil War. RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on July 20, 2013 in Artillery Sword

 

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RR Auction Abraham Lincoln Original 1860 Campaign Token

RR Auction Abraham LincolnOriginal 1860 campaign token, 1″ in diameter, featuring a ferrotype portrait of a beardless Lincoln. Reverse (not visible) bears a ferrotype portrait of his running mate, Hannibal Hamlin. Attractively double-matted and framed to an overall size of 10.5 x 10.75. Chipping to edges of the image (not affecting his face), otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by on July 19, 2013 in Abraham Lincoln

 

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