Original Vicksburg, Miss. July 2/4th 1863 Newspaper

A Rare soldier identified copy of the last Confederate Newspaper printed in Vicksburg, Miss.

This exceptionally rare copy of one of the last Confederate newspapers printed on wallpaper in Vicksburg, Miss. at the time it was captured is nicely identified by a Union soldier along the side of the paper in period ink.   The inscription reads "I hereby certify that I purchased the annexed newspaper printed on wall paper, of Captain Andrew Geddes of Co. D 8th Ohio Vol. and that the paper was cut by the rebels ready for the press, when Gen. Grant took Vicksburg July 4 - 1863, and the some of the boys of said Co. and some of those of 31st Ohio Vol struck off several thousand copies from the type already set by the rebels, of which this is a copy - the last note was added by the boys.  John A. Hall private of said Co. did 8th I was".  I'm not sure how this happened but I didn't find either of the soldiers in the 8th Ohio - which wasn't at Vicksburg but I did find both in the 8th Iowa infantry - which were in Vicksburg!.   There is also a small paper label attached to the bottom center of the newspaper which reads in period pencil "this is the last paper published by the rebels in Vicksburg before the surrender".   The wallpaper / newspaper measures 11" x 20 1/2" and the frame measures 12 3/4" x 21".   

Price $3500.00

The newspaper is framed with double sided glass so you can see both the printing and the wallpaper.  US shipping in a priority box will cost $30.00


Newspaper printed on Wallpaper

front view of paper in frame

Original Vicksburg, Miss July 2/4th Newspaper on Wallpaper

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the paper label attached to the bottom of the newspaper




Original George Armstrong Custer ~ Brady Tin Type Photograph


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An exceptional original Brady negative Tin Type Photograph of General George Armstrong Custer.  The card the tin type is in is cdv size.  

Condition - some surface imperfections - please see image



Capt. James L. Clark - 1st Md. Inf./12th Va. Cavalry


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An exceptional original vintage cdv photograph of Captain James L. Clark. The images shows Clark in his officers uniform holding his hat in hands with large black plumb. If you look closely you can see the name “Capt. Clark” reversed in the negative under the image. There is no photographers imprint on the reverse. The cdv measures 2 7/16” x 3 7/8”. 

A son of Major M.M. Clark and Ann M. Johnson, of Frederick County, Maryland, he was born in Savannah, Ga. on December 26, 1840, and spent the early years of his life in Washington and Baltimore. He was a student at the University of Virginia in 1859. In 1861 he entered the Confederate service as quartermaster of the First Maryland Infantry. After serving in the valley campaign under General Stonewall Jackson he resigned and was assigned to special service by Secretary Judah P. Benjamin. In the spring of 1863 he was appointed captain and aid on Gen. James E.B. Stuart’s staff participating in the battle of Brandy Station and other engagements. In June 1863 he succeeded Major Harry Gilmor. Who had been promoted as captain of Company F 12th Virginia Cavalry, and with that company was assigned to special duty, taking part in the Gettysburg campaign. When Captain Clark returned to Virginia he rejoined the 12th and took part in fights east of the Blue ridge in 1863, and in the Wilderness fights in 1864. He resigned from the 12th Virginia Cavalry in 1864 and organized Co. F, consisting of Marylander’s for Major Gilmor’s battalion, and took part in the raid around Baltimore, in the burning of the Gunpowder bridge and the capture of Union General Franklin. Captain Clark was captured at Moorefield, Va. in July, 1864 and sent to Camp Chase prison, Ohio, but in February, 1865 he was exchanged and took command of Major Gilmor’s battalion. Major Gilmor having been captured. He kept the battalion together until May, when hearing that Gen. Joseph E. Johnston had surrendered it was disbanded. Capt. Clark died at the age of 70 in the Confederate Home at Pikesville.  



Gold Presentation GAR Past Commander


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  A Beautiful presentation GAR medal given to George B. Lapham.  George served with the 1st Rhode Island Infantry and Co. E 4th US Infantry 5 Army Corps.    The medal has been checked by a jeweler and most of the medal is 10k gold.   The back of the GAR star is engraved "Your Friend - Presented to George B. Lapham Past Post Commander Slocum Post No 10 Dept. of R.I. G.A.R. January 3, 1894" and engraved on the back of the Rank strap is "Co. E. 4th US Inf.".   The medal comes half/bottom half of the original box.   Postage and insurance $25.00

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SOLD ~ Confederate Stonewall Jackson $500 Bill


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A nice honest example of an original Confederate Stonewall Jackson $500.00 bill.  The bill is stamped with the number 24500 and is dated Feb. 17th 1864.  The bill is in good used condition - please see images    Postage and insurance $13.00

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Confederate $500 Bill


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M~1851's Pattern NCO Belt Buckle on Buff Belt

Union Non-Commissioned Officers Belt & Buckle

A Beautiful matching M-1851 Pattern belt buckle and early buff belt.  The buckle and keeper match perfectly.  The keeper has the number 750 stamped into it, the buckle is not stamped.  The leather belt and hangers are soft and supple.  There are markings stenciled on the inside of the belt but they are hard to make out - Arsenal markings???  There is also a soldiers name written but it is also hard to make out.  Feel free to ask any questions.  This is an original pre-American Civil War belt and buckle.  


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