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  • (GARDNER, ALEXANDER.) Gardner, Alexander

    (English) 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

    (English) Trossel’s House, Battle-field of Gettysburg (plate 42 from Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War). Washington: Gardner, 1863, printed 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

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

    (English) Castle Murray, near Auburn, Virginia (plate 47 from Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War). Washington: Gardner, [1865-66]

    “In the Fall of 1863, Army Headquarters were pitched, for some days, near [Dr. Murray’s house]; at the same time, Gen. Pleasanton, commanding the cavalry, had his camp on Rockhill, his tents forming, with Castle Murray, a very effective picture” (Gardner).

    $2,500

  • (GARDNER, ALEXANDER.) Wood & Gibson

    (English) Battery No. 4, near Yorktown, Virginia (plate 14 from Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War). Washington: Gardner, [1865-66]

    This battery of 13 inch mortars was placed for the bombardment of Yorktown. The high trajectory of the shells permitted the emplacement to be made under a high bank.

    $2,000

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

    (English) Commissary Department, Head-Quarters Army of the Potomac (plate 61 from Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War). Washington: Gardner, [1865-66]

    “The commissary at General Headquarters of the Army of the Potomac was nothing less than an immense grocery establishment. Coffee, tea, sugar, molasses, bacon, salt pork, fresh beef, potatoes, rice, flour &c. were always kept on hand in large quantities” (Gardner).

    $2,000

  • (FESSENDEN, WILLIAM PITT.) Mathew Brady Studio

    (English) William Pitt Fessenden. New York and Washington: Brady Studio, c. 1860

    This is a fine standing Brady Imperial portrait of a leading figure of Civil War politics.

    Offered as part of the "Team of Rivals" collection, for sale en bloc only

  • (SEWARD, WILLIAM.) Mathew Brady Studio

    (English) William Seward. New York and Washington: Brady Studio, c. 1860

    This is a stunning profile bust Imperial portrait of Seward by Mathew Brady.

    Offered as part of the "Team of Rivals" collection, offered for sale en bloc only

  • (STANTON, EDWIN.) Mathew Brady Studio

    (English) Edwin Stanton. New York and Washington: Brady Studio, c. 1860

    This is a fine Brady Imperial portrait of Edwin Stanton, one of the central figures of the Civil War.

    Offered as part of the "Team of Rivals" collection, for sale en bloc only

  • (CHASE, SALMON P.) Mathew Brady Studio

    (English) Salmon P. Chase. New York and Washington: Brady Studio, c. 1860

    This is a fine Mathew Brady portrait of a giant in American financial history.

    This photograph is offered as part of the "Team of Rivals" collection, for sale en bloc only