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  • (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, [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.) Barnard & Gibson

    (English) Manassas Junction (plate 10 from Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War). Washington: Gardner, 1865-66

    This striking view shows the ruins of Manassas, the Rebel stronghold, village, fortifications, and camps which were abandoned in March 1862.

    $2,500

  • (GARDNER, ALEXANDER.) Wood & Gibson

    (English) 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

    (English) 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

    (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) 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

  • (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

  • (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