Please send all Checks and Money orders to : Dave Taylor P. Box 87 Sylvania, OH 43560 419-842-1863 Click Here to E-mail Us! & ADC Provost Marshal and cancelled by perforations. This would explain how he ended up in the VRC in 1865. Perhaps an attempt to live up to his younger brothers record. *1877 Rutherford B Hayes signed pre printed letter on Executive Mansion stationery. *Albumen photo James A Seaver in the uniform of the 1st Regiment Light Infantry Regiment. Perhaps the most fascinating piece is a large 8 x 13 manuscript firing table kept by James Seaver. Titled, Table of distances from Cummings Point to the Batteries in Front with a list of the forts and the number of yards to each. She wears an elaborate flounced shawl and has a brooch and finger ring or rings that have been touched with gold paint by the photographer. Photos of people smiling during this period are very unusual. Custer and Gettysburg need no elaborate descriptions. This was one of the most famous fighting outfits of the war. They remained in service well into the 1850s in the hands of militia companies armed with a variety of rifles.LAYAWAYS ARE WELCOME: Need to split your order into multiple payments? A simple 20% earnest money deposit will hold your item for you. Separated into three sections one separation directly through Hayes autograph. Charleston Battery was a whopping 6,710 Yards Castle Pinckney 7800 yards... Sumter a close neighbor at 1,480 yards Another box of data tells how much fuze to use with a 30 Pound Parrott Gun. The clarity is exceptional and she wears a very slight, attractive, and demure smile. Portraiture by photography was regarded by many as a formal presentation of oneself to the world with no room for frivolity. Moved to Baton Rouge May 30, and duty there till August 20. This is in extraordinarily nice condition, with complete, unbroken flexible straps, and shoulder belt, dyed black.The warrant is filled out in bold lettering, with nice seal of RI in the upper left corner. * NEAT ITEM Printed and Filled-out Pass to Fort Pulaski Chief QM Office Dept of the South. This is one heck of a rare subject in any event, and very exciting to the eye ... The printed caption suggests there are more images of him out there. The Merrill rifle is one of the scarcest Civil War breech loading rifles and is not frequently seen on the market. K of the 21st Indiana, which later became the 1st Indiana Heavy Artillery. Clear patent markings on the top of the lever and clear lockplate markings. Artillery, 1st Division, 19th Army Corps, to August 1863. Overall real good being a little dirty from years of storage. Wonderful photo showing a statue hilted sword presented to General Burnside, along with sword knot, sash and general officer's belt laid out on a pillow.Signed clearly by Ambrose E Burnside on April 18th 1861, less than a week after the rebs attacked Fort Sumter. Seavers 1860 warrant as second gunner in the Providence Artillery is also present, datelined HQ Providence Artillery an signed by Van Slyck. Seaver was discharged for disability on May 31, but enlisted again, this time with his older brother William, in the newly formed 3rd Rhode Island. E on 8/21/61, James as a sergeant and William as a private. There is a good story here in any case and it's an intriguing and entertaining photo ... These inscribed examples are darn near Holy Grails in the world of CW weapons. (My personal guess is that Olds' birth name is Henry Harrison Olds for reasons explained below.) Olds enlisted on 7/24/61 and mustered in as a corporal in Co. The regiment first saw service on the eastern shore of Maryland, but then took part in the coastal expedition and was at the reduction of Forts St. Olds," note the change from his 1861 records from first name Harrison to Henry... The lockplate is dark, and shows a cloudy blue patina. The tourist town dealers have been pricing these in the 00 to 00 range ... Presenting swords to famous generals was longtime tradition and commemorating the gift with a photograph was a good bit of publicity for the giver and the sword maker.I am leaving that conservation for the next owner so I can sell this now. Some slight abrasion marks from the edge of the oval matt, otherwise excellent. Wonderful clarity and a great pose with the child looking a little serious, as if she really had to keep the rearing mount under control. This cheerful bearded fellow sits a marble top table with inkwell close to the camera and pen in hand, apparently writing a letter on a portable writing desk he has set out on the table. Occupation of New Orleans May 1 (first Regiment to land). An old painted number on the inside of the belt is probably a rack number.
Van Slycks company of the 1st Rhode Island, signed by Ambrose Burnside. Perhaps because of his long experience with artillery, in March, 1864, Seaver was temporarily detached from the regiment and assigned to Battery D of the 1st US Artillery, a light battery serving in the 10th Army Corps in the District of Beaufort, S. How long he served with them is unclear, but there is a letter from him datelined Camp Battery D 1st US Artillery, Virginia May 28, 1864 requesting he be returned to the 3rd RIHA. The dealer who sold this to me related that the image had come out of Georgia. The woman pictured is so well dressed that she might be one of the 3,000 or so free blacks that lived in the state in 1860, but it is just as likely that she is the personal maid of a white woman from a very wealthy family. The allusion to being "a fisher of men" seems pretty clear and the reference to a college then implies a religious institution, though "stringing a big 'fish' for the college," may refer to securing a donor for a school or something of that sort. Steel surfaces are grey with hints of plum and some very fine surface texture pitting. Moved to Newport News, Va., February 19, 1862; thence sailed on Steamer for Ship Island, Miss., March 4-13. These are extremely minor faults on a rig this nice and could be repaired easily. Purchased by an old time collector from Bannermans in the 1940s, they advertised it as a Confederate Army Officers Sword Belt way back when. 100% complete but the roller buckle on the frog has pulled loose and some side stitching in the frog has popped. These were issued with Model 1855 rifles and other two-band short rifles that accepted the saber bayonet.
Seaver had been a member of Van Slycks prewar militia company, the Providence Artillery and went with it into the 1st RI Detached Militia under Burnside in the days following Fort Sumter. (Letter separated at a fold.) He certainly returned before the regiment mustered out: there is a manuscript special orders no. HQ 3rd RI Artillery Hilton Head SC Sept 12 1864, regarding Seavers company about to be mustered out and Seavers transfer to Co. Social status was expressed not just by your personal wardrobe, but also by the clothing worn by your house servants. If he is, indeed, an educator it might be possible to identify him. Extremely Scarce / Inscribed / Identified 21st Indiana Civil War Merrill Rifle w/ Steel Patch Box ... Some minor dings to the upper surface of the loading assembly and light pits to the hammer. Designation changed to 1st Regiment Indiana Heavy Artillery, February 1863. As it is, it is one of the best examples I have seen in many years ... The buckle is rather ingenious having the central interlocking buckle and then two flanking devices designed to hold the brass hooks of a knapsack. Large Format Albumen of a Tiffany Sword Presented to General Burnside ...