Very Fine Civil War Sutler's Check for the 6th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Here is another Affordable Civil War Sutler’s Check ! The Civil War Sutler was a Trader or Peddler, usually attached to one particular regiment, and the only seller authorized to sell to that regiment. These paper checks aren’t really checks, but a way for the Sutler to issue credit to a soldier with some assurance of being paid eventually. Signed by the soldier and his company commander, it authorized a deduction from the soldier’s pay to instead be paid to the Sutler. This pre-printed form is still blank, never having been used, and was printed for Mr. E. Kelsey, Sutler of the 6th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry. There are blank spaces for the date, amount to be deducted, soldier’s signature, and company commander signature. Check measures 5.5 inches long by 2.25 inches tall and is printed in black ink on off white paper. The note still retains its form nicely with no tears or folds, though there is some very light darkening of the paper near the edges. I think it would grade VF to XF if it were currency.
Organized early in 1861, the 6th Ohio Infantry served primarily in the western theater of war, fighting at the battles of Shiloh, Corinth, Perryville, Stones River, Chickamauga, and Chattanooga, among others. Mr. Kelsey is listed as their sutler in the book, U.S. Army Sutler, 1861-1865, by Tobey & Ellis. A Very Fine Civil War Sutler’s Check from an Ohio Regiment !
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Nice Unused/Blank Sutler's Check - From the Sutler of the 109th New York Infantry - S. Rightmyre
Here is a Fine Affordable Civil War Sutler’s Check ! The Civil War Sutler was a Trader or Peddler, usually attached to one particular regiment, and the only seller authorized to sell to that regiment. These paper checks aren’t really checks, but rather a way for the Sutler to issue credit to a soldier with some assurance of being eventually paid. It would be signed by the soldier, and also his company commander authorizing a deduction from the soldier’s pay to be instead paid to the sutler. This pre-printed form is still blank, never having been used, and was printed for Mr. S. Rightmyer, Sutler of the 109th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry. There are blank spaces for the date, amount to be deducted, soldier’s signature, and his company commander signature. Check measures 7.5 inches long by 2.75 inches tall, and is printed in black ink on light tan paper. There is one small vertical tear on the bottom edge about ¼ inch long, and a tiny portion of the upper right corner is missing. There is some brown staining around the word “Regiment” and on the lower and right edges. All said though, the check is entirely legible and displays very well. Organized in late 1862, the 109th did a lot of guard duty around Washington until 1864. Sent to the field that year, they participated in the Battle of Spotsylvania, North Anna River, Cold Harbor, Weldon Railroad, Ream’s Station, Siege of Petersburg, and the Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse, among others. Mr. Rightmyre is also listed as their sutler in the book, U.S. Army Sutler, 1861-1865, by Tobey & Ellis. A Nice Unusual Civil War Sutler's Check for the 109th New York Regiment !
Fine U.S. Quartermaster's Letter written from Vicksburg, Mississippi, on Official Stationary
Here is a Fine Original Quartermaster’s Document written August 20th, 1863, on Official Stationary From Vicksburg, Mississippi! It was written by a Captain who was evidently Assistant Chief Quartermaster to Lieutenant Colonel J.D. Bingham Chief Quartermaster, Department of the Tennessee, at Vicksburg. The Captain explains that General McPherson would like to have the Pioneer Corps paid off that day, to a total amount of $10,000. The Captain goes on to explain that he has no money and asks Bingham for a transfer of $12-$15,000. One page measuring about 9.75 inches tall by 7.75 inches wide. A Fine Original Vicksburg Army Quartermaster’s Report !
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Very Uncommon Arkansas G.A.R./Grand Army of the Republic Document
Here's a Really Neat & Exceptionally Rare Arkansas GAR Document ! Anything Arkansas GAR related is Extremely Hard to find, as the State raised over 200 Confederate Fighting Units, but only 4 Regiments of Union Troops ! This document is dated September 24, 1900, at "Headquarters Department of Arkansas" Springdale, Arkansas.It concerns the court martial of one Silas K. Robinson, and his dishonorable discharge, an upcoming inspection of all department posts, and elections in December. Also mentions that, "Comrades our ranks are thinning fast." Endorsed by Department Commander, A.L. Thompson. Appoximately 8.5 x 11, with paper and print in great shape, and GAR Membership Badge imprinted in upper left corner. A Rare Arkansas Grand Army Of The Republic Document !
[PS. This document shows MUCH better
than my Poor Scans, nicely focused, with little yellowing.] $80plus shipping
Original Quartermaster's Letter written and dated at Vicksburg, Mississippi, barely a month after the surrender.
Here is a Fine Original US Quartermaster’s Letter Dated August 26th, 1863, at Vicksburg, Mississippi ! Written by Captain & Acting Quartermaster H.G. Bohn to Lieutenant Colonel Bingham, Chief Quartermaster, Department of the Tennessee, Bohn relates selling forage to a Mr. Hoffman without authority. The forage included hay and oats, and Captain Bohn explains that he only did it once, despite Hoffman’s repeated requests. Bohn goes on to say that funds received will be properly accounted for and concludes by stating that he hopes his accounts and reports will prove to Bingham’s satisfaction. One page about 9.75 inches tall by 7.75 inches wide with watermark in upper left hand corner. A Fine Original Vicksburg Army Quartermaster’s Letter !
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Original Letter From Quartermaster Captain at Memphis, Tennessee to Chief Quartermaster at Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Here is a Fine Original Quartermaster Document sent from Memphis, Tennessee, toVicksburg, Mississippi, barely a month after the surrender of Vicksburg! Dated “Memphis, Tenn. August 7th 1863,” it was sent from Captain G.L. Fort Quartermaster at Memphis to Colonel Bingham Chief Quartermaster at Vicksburg. Captain Fort starts by saying, “ I presume you wonder why I have not reported at Vicksburg for duty before this.” Fort goes on to mention arriving at Memphis, the steamboat Ben Franklin under repair, and he having to secure alternate transportation. One page on ruled paper about 9.75 inches tall by 7.75 inches wide. Water mark in upper left corner, and 1.5 inch tear, but not affecting content. A Neat Quartermaster Document relating to Memphis & Vicksburg!
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Old Flayderman Military Antique Catalog No. 71
Here is an Interesting Old Flayderman Military Antiques Catalog ! This one is Catalog No. 71, though there is no date on it. About 40-50 pages with some photos, you know the second you see some of the prices it quite old. Here is one example: “ 111. HARDEE HAT, Infantry with original blue worsted wool cord & tassels, brass Infantry bugle front plate, eagle fixture on brim. Original “U.S. Army” mkgs. with eagle, flag, etc. inside. Does not show wear but storage dinginess. About Excellent with two short partial tears along top of crown which can be mended by patching inside. Leather sweat band still intact too. $32.50 “ Further in the catalog is an “Extra Fine Sharps New Model 1863” carbine, with approximately 100% of the original bluing for just $135.00 . Lots more in there I would love to order today. Catalog measures about 8.5 inches tall by 5.5 inches wide, as thick as a normal magazine, and shows the usual wear and tear. A Neat Converstaion Piece with prices that blow your mind !
Old Flayderman Military Antiques Catalog No. 78
Here is another Interesting Old Flayderman Military Antiques Catalog ! This one is Catalog No. 78, but again no date anywhere to be seen. Like the others though it is quite old having for instance, “ 162A – U.S. Civil War Mountain Howitzer Barrel, all bronze, 38 inches overall, 4.5 inch bore, weight 221 pounds & fully dated 1863, Also marked C.A. & Co., large deep inspectors marks, large U.S. mark top center of barrel, known as the 12-pnd. Mountain Howitzer, fine . . . . $595.00” . Also included in this catalog are a Civil War Infantry Drum w/Eagle for just $145, and much more. Catalog measures 8.5 inches tall by 5.5 inches wide, as thick as a normal magazine and shows the usual wear and tear. A Neat Conversation Piece that you would love to order from !
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Old Flayderman Military Antiques Catalog No. 91
Here is the Last Old Flayderman Military Antiques Catalog I have ! Again none of these have dates but this one is Catalog No. 91. A quick look at prices and you immediately know this one is also quite old. For instance, “Extremely Rare Marked Confederate Cavalry Lance with Original Stars & Bars Guidon Pennant, exact one illustrated in “CS Edged Weapons” Fig. 109, on its original 8 foot wooden shaft in very fine condition, with original Stars & Bars swallow tail guidon 11 x 17 with separately affixed stars, showing age, wear, fading, some staining with a few small tatters and holes, extremely rare to find intact . . . . $550.00”. That’s just the first item that caught my eye, there are many more that I would like to order tomorrow! Catalog measures 8.5 inches tall by 5.5 inches wide, thick as a normal magazine and showing the usual wear and tear. Oh, for the good old days! A Neat Old Catalog of Military Antiques, with prices that seem as unbelievable as a UFO !
Fine Blank Civil War Period Federal Army Purchase Form No. 25
Here is a Fine Blank Civil War Period U.S. Army Purchase Voucher ! Entitled at the top, “No. 25 – Voucher To Abstract”, underneath that is “The United States” and a blank after “To”.
Underneath that are the blanks where the date, items purchased, and amount paid would be filled.
At the very bottom is the certification and spot where the Quartermaster would have signed. It is a tri-fold document with the blank re-cap on the outside when folded. A Fine Original U.S. Army Civil War Period Purchase Voucher !
Original Complete 1862 Sheet Music - "Kingdom Coming" - About Slaves Getting their Freedom when Federal Gunboats Arrive
Here's a Nice Original Piece of Sheet Music from 1862 ! It's the complete six pages in length, and a popular song from the time, titled, Kingdom Coming, by Henry Clay Work, who was was one of the best known Northern songwriters during the war. Binding is loose, and there are a couple small tears inside, but all the print is still easily legible. Measures 12.5 inches tall, by 10 inches wide. Minor staining here and there, but nothing that detracts from the work. The song describes in a comical way, the arrival of freedom for slaves, following the arrival of Federal Gunboats. Nice Early War Date Songsheet ! SOLD
Fine U.S. Quartermaster's Letter sent from Memphis to Vicksburg, 1863
Here is a Fine Original US Army Quartermaster Letter, Dated August 2nd, 1863, at Memphis, Tennessee, and written to the Chief Quartermaster at Vicksburg, Mississippi ! Written by Captain & Acting Quartermaster J. Lewis, to Lieutenant Colonel J.D. Bingham, Chief Quartermaster Department of the Tennessee, the letter mostly concerns the legitimacy of steamboats running between St. Louis, Memphis, and Vicksburg. Basically Lewis want to know if the steamboats are under control of the Quartermaster Department or not. He asks Bingham to “lay the matter before General Grant,” and states that he was verbally informed by Grant that the general desired all transportation to be controlled by the Quartermaster Department. Two pages bound or glued together at the left border, each having a watermark in the upper left hand corner. They measure about 9.75 inches tall by 7.75 inches wide. A Fine Original 1863, US Army Quartermaster’s Letter, concerning St. Louis, Missouri, Memphis, Tennessee, and Vicksburg, Mississippi !