1865. 1 page, 8.75 x 8 inches, signed "James W. Blake" -- a requisition for forage for two private horses, March 31, 1865, whereby major J. W. Blake, 42nd Wisconsin Vol. Infantry, requests "Seven Hundred & Fifty Two pounds of oats" and "Eight Hundred & Sixty Eight pounds of hay." Signed with rank and regiment; horizontal folds and one small stain but still in very good condition.
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Gorham, Maine: 1864. Union patriotic cover with a large imprint of an angry Heraldic Eagle with stars & stripes shield, holding arrows in one talon and an olive branch in the other, draped with a banner marked "E. Pluribus Unum." Postmarked: "Gorham, Maine, July 13" with a cancelled 3c Washington (A-25) stamp, pink variety. No year, circa 1864, 3 x 5.5 inches. Small quarter-inch stain on the irregularly cut left margin, not affecting postmark. Good condition.
Pasted or mounted in a modern scrapbook. Most images are 2 inches x 3 inches not including wide margins; (many have light browning to margins, 3 are torn in margins). Most of the images are patriotic allegories, some with pro-Union sayings. Other images are political cartoons that are anti-Confederate and/or pro-Union. In addition there are several larger images of state seals from some Northern states. Most of the images do not state a printer. Some of printers stated include: Charles.....
illustrated. 6 volumes. 4to, original printed wrappers; all spines lightly browned, some lightly soiled, otherwise very good. Washington: GPO, (1961-1966). Written by the Naval History Division, Navy Department. Vols. I-V cover the period of the Civil War. Volume VI contains Special Studies and the Cumulative Index.
Washington: Government Printinng Office, 1864. 2 illustrations, one folding. 1259pp., very thick 8vo, full contemporary calf, leather labels. Washington: GPO, 1864. First Edition. Very good. Naval documents for the year, 1864, including the Union blockade. 38th Congress, 2d Session, House of Rep., Ex. Doc., No. 1.
1864. Union Navy A.L.S. 8vo. 2 pages, August 27th 1864, Aboard the USS Elfin. Just three months before she would be destroyed by bombardment while in service on the Tennessee & Cumberland Rivers. Letter from a sailor who is trying to get his Land Grant application to Wisconsin, but he can't raise the $11.00 application fee on his ship. In part: "I received the papers alright and I signed an affidavit before my Commanding Officer - and I signed them.....
Springfield: 1864. Interesting Home-Front A.L.S. 4to. 2 pages, Springfield, Illinois, September 7th 1864, concerning happenings in and around Wisconsin. In part: "I am glad to hear of your recovery from your wounds. Where did your father leave you when he went to Nashville after you? Mr. Hill says he left you part way home. I was in hopes that you would come down and see me before you went into the Army again but you did not say anything again.....
Philadelphia: National Publishing, 1866. Frontis. portrait plus three full-page engraved plates, several letters reproduced in facsimile. 833 pages, large 8vo, brown cloth with gilt spine lettering; ink library stamp on title page, bookplate inside front cover, covers rubbed, worn, with repairs to spine ends and hinges. Philadelphia: National Publishing Company, (1866). Text clean, tight, a very good copy despite wear to covers.
Norwalk: Easton. 9 color plates of soldiers in uniforms. 6 b/w plates of badges, chevrons, and buttons. 5pp. of text. Folio, full brown leather with paper label on front cover, light browning to front and back inner hinges. Norwalk: Easton Press, n.d., circa 1995. Very good A facsimile of the Richmond, 1861 edition in the Library of Congress.
Hartford: Lockwood & Merritt, 1879. Illus. Small 8vo, original decorated blue cloth, spine ends and edges of corners worn, corners bumped, cloth lightly soiled, light dampstain to top margins of first few pages, front flyleaf creased and lightly soiled. Hartford: Lockwood and Merritt, 1879 Connecticut holiday in honor of Connecticut veterans of the Civil War.