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
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.
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
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