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  • GRANT ,ULYSSES S

    Mammoth Plate Portrait, “Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, U.S.A.” by T. R. Burnham. Washington D. C, June 5, 1868

    This splendid mammoth portrait shows U. S. Grant fifteen days after receiving the Republican presidential nomination. In the summer of 1866, a year after the war’s conclusion, Congress established the grade of General of the Army, which was conferred upon Grant, who wore its four-star insignia. In this iconic portrait Grant is seated in military uniform with four-star shoulder boards.

    $7,500

  • (GARDNER, ALEXANDER.) O’Sullivan, Timothy

    Battery D, Fifth U.S. Artillery, in action (plate 31 from Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War). Washington: Gardner, [1865-66]

    Made in June 1863, “this picture was made as the guns were engaging the enemy, the gunners who had just received the order, ‘cannoniers to your posts,’ calling to the photographer to hurry his wagon out of the way, unless he was anxious to figure in the list of casualties” (Gardner).

    $3,500

  • (GARDNER, ALEXANDER.) O’Sullivan, Timothy

    Slaughter Pen, Foot of Round Top, Gettysburg (plate 44 from Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War). Washington: Gardner, [1865-66]

    This famous site on the Gettysburg battlefield is in front of Little Round Top.

    $3,500

  • (GARDNER, ALEXANDER.) Barnard & Gibson.

    Fortifications on Heights of Centreville, Va. (plate 5 from Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War). Washington, 1862 [published 1865-66]

    This fine view shows Confederate defenses near Bull Run. After the first battle of Bull Run the Confederates extended their earthworks from Manassas across Bull Run and along the ridge of Centreville.

    $3,200

  • (GARDNER, ALEXANDER.) Gardner, James

    Breaking Camp, Brandy Station, Virginia (plate 63 from Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War). Washington: Gardner, [1865-66]

    “Here is represented the deserted quarters of Gen. Sharp, Chief of the Secret Service of the Army of the Potomac, at Brandy Station, Virginia” (Gardner).

    $3,000

  • (GARDNER, ALEXANDER.) Gardner, Alexander

    Antietam Bridge, Maryland (plate 19 from Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War). Washington: Gardner, [1865-66]

    “One of the memorable spots in the history of the war … traces of the engagement are evident in the overturned stone wall, the shattered fences, and down-trodden appearance of the adjacent ground” (Gardner).

    $2,800

  • (GARDNER, ALEXANDER.) Wood & Gibson

    Inspection of Troops at Cumberlanding [sic], Pamunkey, Virginia (plate 16 from Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War). Washington: Gardner, [1865-66]

    “At Cumberland Landing, one of the most magnificent spectacles ever seen in the army as presented, when the combined forces, massed upon the bank of the river, converted the barren fields as if by magic into an immense city of tents” (Gardner).

    $2,500

  • (GARDNER, ALEXANDER.) O’Sullivan, Timothy

    Signal Tower on Elk Mountain, Maryland, Overlooking Battlefield of Antietam (plate 22 from Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War). Washington: Gardner, [1865-66]

    The Army Signal Corps played a key role at Antietam, relating enemy movements to the commanders and transmitting orders in turn.  Gardner notes that the Elk Mountain tower was the most important of the look-outs at Antietam.

    $2,500

  • (GARDNER, ALEXANDER.) Gardner, Alexander

    Scene in Pleasant Valley, Maryland (plate 24 from Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War). Washington: Gardner, [1865-66]

    Gen. George McClellan selected this house as a temporary home for his wife, and the Union commander spent many hours here as well. Gardner notes that members of Burnside’s and McClellan’s staffs are in the photograph and that McClellan was drawn away because of enemy action nearby.

    $2,500

  • (GARDNER, ALEXANDER.) O’Sullivan, Timothy

    Trossel’s House, Battle-field of Gettysburg (plate 42 from Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War). Washington: Gardner, [1865-66]

    This house was in front of the left of the Union position at Gettysburg. “Thousands of dead and wounded were strewn over the fields adjacent to this house, and graves of Confederates can be found in every direction.” (Gardner).

    $2,500