Measurement: Basin/bowl: 1 3/8” by 1 3/8” by 2 3/8” deep; stem: 2 3/8”
Material: Burl, MOP, silver, gutta percha, brass, and ivory
Condition: Fine, the gutta percha stem could/may be a marriage
Additional Information: Folk art pipe having an octagonal basin with slightly domed
bottom inscribed, “LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN / GA / FEB / THE / 20 / 1865”. The bowl
features an 1864 2-cent piece (coin), hearts, shields, diamonds, and other geomantic
devices. Centering the front face of basin is a pierced silver heart framing an eagle with
shield on chest clutching key in talons. The eagle appears to be cast in copper alloy.
Additional Information: Gold and Gold Quartz Cane, California, c. 1872, the gold knob
top centering an octagonal faceted gold quartz stone, the paneled collar with original
presentation inscription "Martin White/Jan. 25th, 1872/James Mayberry," and secondary
presentation inscription "to Gen. Samuel Breck 1900," on a tapering koa wood shaft
indigenous to Hawaii. The cane terminates with a 1.5-inch ferrule. This is a
marvelous/historic example that once belonged to a West Point graduate, Indian fighter,
Civil War participant, and General.
The large gold and gold quartz knob handle measures 2.5-inches high and 1 1/2”
across the top. Set within the top in a gold bezel containing a 1.25-inch faceted and
polished gold quartz stone containing polished raw gold flecks and is free of cracks or
fissures. The eight panel sides are decorated with elaborate engraving, four of which
have matching engraving. Three panels are inscribed: “Martin White”, “Jan 25th, 1872”,
and “James Mayberry”, which was the first presentation. The fourth panel is inscribed: “To Gen. Samuel Breck, 1900”. (This cane was given to General Samuel Breck after his
retirement from his Adjutant General post in the U.S. Army in 1900. It was originally
presented to Martin White by James Mayberry in 1872.)
Breck was born 25 February 1834; Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.
Died: 23 February 1918 (aged 83) Brookline, Norfolk County, Massachusetts
Married to Caroline Juliet Breck. Father of Samuel J. Breck. Graduate of United States
Military Academy at West Point, New York, on July 1, 1855. Served in the Third
Seminole War. Professor of Geography, History and Ethics at West Point. First
lieutenant and captain in the 1st United States Artillery from 1861 to 1862. Assistant
adjutant general under General Irvin McDowell on November 29, 1861. Brevetted
brigadier general on March 13, 1865 for "diligent, faithful and meritorious services
during the war". He served until he retired in 1898, serving the last year as Brigadier
General, and Adjutant General of the Army.
Inscription above, HARTFORD WIDE-AWAKES, two stars centering; center displays a
marcher wearing the uniform of the Lincoln Wide-Awake club, carrying a cane and
lantern. Reverse: inscription above, ORGANIZED, centered by five stars to right and left
above MARCH THIRD; center: a uniformed marcher carrying a torch light; below, 1860.
Struck in Waterbury, Connecticut early in campaign. Brass, reeded edge, 28mm
2.Sullivan AL 1860-41
Obverse. Inscription: HON. ABRAHAM LINCOLN, at the center, beardless bust of
Lincoln to right with ELLIS (engraver) on truncation and 1860 below. Reverse.
Inscription around above, THE RAIL SPLITTER OF THE WEST; at the center, the rural
scene depicting Lincoln and assistant splitting rails, log cabin at right.
Plain edge. Brass; struck by Ellis at Waterbury, Connecticut.
3.Satin Ribbon Commemorating the Unveiling of Connecticut's Civil War
Governor William A. Buckingham’s Statue
A rare ribbon issued in 1884 commemorating the unveiling of the statue honoring
William A. Buckingham on the lawn of the State Capitol in Hartford, Connecticut. The
statute was executed by Olin L. Warner of New York. Governor Wailer uncovered the
statue and an address was delivered by United States Senator Orville H. Platt. The
ribbon is 2 3/8" wide by 6 1/4" in length.
4.Satin Ribbon, Gold Embossed: BUCKINGHAM DAY – JUNE 18, 1884, MAYOR
Measurement: Height: 2.5"; diameter: 7.125"; length at handle: 10"
Material: Copper and brass
Additional Information: A straight sided copper bowl of dovetail construction featuring a brass tab handle
with copper hanging ring…the tab impressed “Nettie Walworth Sisson” who was born 9 October 1845 in
New Bern, North Carolina; she married Colonel Henry Tillinghast Sisson in 1864. Nettie Sisson purportedly
nursed wounded and sick soldiers during the Civil War. She died young, at age 22 on March 23, 1868 and
is buried in Union Cemetery, Little Compton, Newport County, Rhode Island.
Henry Tillinghast Sisson (August 20, 1831 – October 19, 1910) was a colonel in the Union Army during the
American Civil War, a lieutenant governor of Rhode Island from 1875 to 1877 serving under Governor
Henry Lippitt, and inventor of the three-ring binder. He was a lifelong resident of Little Compton, Rhode
Island. Sisson was commissioned as a lieutenant and paymaster for the 1st Rhode Island Detached Militia
(aka. 1st Rhode Island Volunteer Infantry Regiment) in May 1861 and served until the regiment was
mustered out in August 1861. He participated in the Battle of Bull Run on July 21, 1961 under General
Ambrose Burnside. In April 1862 he was commissioned as major of the 3rd Rhode Island Heavy Artillery
and commanded three companies (B, F and K) of that regiment at the Battle of Secessionville, South
Carolina. On November 5, 1862 he was promoted to colonel and given command of the 5th Rhode Island
Infantry which became the 5th Rhode Island Heavy Artillery on May 27, 1863. Colonel Sisson was
mustered out of service, along with his regiment, on June 26, 1865. Sisson, a Republican was elected to
the office of Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island in 1874 and served from 1875 until 1877.
Nettie Walworth Sisson.
Material: Leather covers, page edges gilt in gold; back cover has a flap which extends
over the sides of the pages, and tucks into a leather strap on the front cover to close the
book and protect it. The flap is intact, as well as the leather strap on the front cover
Condition: Generally, very good; three small holes to side of flap.
Additional Information: Inscribed: If you finds[sic] Me sick Wouded[sic] or ded[sic]
please Perform those Wrights[sic] you Would for a Brother and send this to My Wife Mrs
H E Streeter New Durham NH.
The decoration ornamenting the interior of sides appears to be original while the eagle,
cross flags and shield was likely added during the Civil War as was the gold leaf
scrolling that conforms to bowed ends of waiter. (24.75" x 17" x 1.5")
This small, 6 by 3.75”, 82-page book, contains the autographs and annotations of approximately 157 Confederate company grade officers held prisoner at Point Lookout, Maryland. Many of the names are those of officers captured at Cheshire, Ohio while serving in General John Hunt Morgan’s division. During this fruitless “raid”, which occurred July 2 – 26th, 1863, most of Morgan’s force was captured, killed or reported missing. There are also the names of officers who were captured at Shiloh in 1862, as well as Gettysburg, Spotsylvania Court House, Petersburg and places in between.
In spite of the miserable conditions they were subjected to, the remarkable spirit of these men shines through in their short messages:
W. Kendall, 1st Lieut., Co.A, 3rd Ky Cav. From Pilot Point, Denton County, Texas had a wife and 3 children “...from whom I have not heard since the 18th of Jan 1863: but am content knowing that they are in the hands of Him by whose aid we expect eventually to succeed in the present struggle for independence...”
Benj. J. Lancaster, Lieut., Co. K, 8th Ky Cav. From Lebanon, Kentucky:
“...When the war is o’er
And not before
Will I go home
Base cowards shrink
Fools stop to think
Till Freedom is gone”
John D. Boyan, 1st Lieut., Co. A, 6th Regt. Ky Cav. From Danville, Boyle Co. Ky.
“...I am twenty six years at age unmarried, but hope soon to see the independence of my country recognized, peace established when I can ask some fair one to accompany me along the remaining portion of life’s journey.”
Francis A Boyle, 1st Lt & Adjt, 32 N.C. I. From Plymouth, N.C.
“There are three things that I desire with an exceeding longing – a Sword, a Wife, and my Freedom”
There is even a note that may clear up how Miss Morfit, a lady living in Baltimore, came to be in possession of this wonderful little book.
Lieutenant Bills of the 32nd Miss. Vol. Regt. Wrote:
“...was captured near Lafayette, Ga on the 10th of Sept / ’63 while on picket – Have been a beneficiary of the generous kindness of the many lady friends of Confed. [sic] Prisoners and feel truly grateful.”
Many, on both sides, regarded Baltimore as a Southern city and there were many living there who sympathized with the Confederate cause. Perhaps Miss Carrie C. Morfit was one of them.
Printed & manuscript document signed by DeWitt Clinton, Governor of New York, March 24, 1821;
embossed seal and signature of secretary; framed with engraved portrait.
Normal folds, very fine condition overall; Frame: 25.5 x 15.5"; document: 11.25 x 8".
Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) graces this cabinet photo with her full-name signature; the
mounted sepia portrait grades near mint, photo measures 4.25” x 6.5”, and features a well-
known profile image of the author in here later years. Stowe’s black-ink script rates “10” and
contrasts beautifully against the white lower margin. A large and attractive imprint on the
reverse advertises photographer “Geo. H. Hastings” of Boston. This item has been examined by
Interesting letter by the Mass. Gov who recommended and Commissioned the Mass. 54th of
"Glory" fame, and perhaps the most famous Civil War regiment. Not Transcribed: See images and
read for yourself. 6 x 8" 2 folded pages with writing, two blank pages. Folds, minor tear at fold
seam, but overall good.
Broadside, Civil War. Confederate Song Sheet “When This Cruel War is Over.”
(1862) Civil War Era Confederate Song Sheet titled “When This Cruel War is Over.”, by
Charles C. Sawyer, Fine. This original Confederate Song Sheet measures 9” x 6.5”
published by J. C. Schreiner & Son, Savannah, GA., sold by Horace Partridge, Boston.
Text enclosed by an ornate border. Edge splits along all edges, paper loss at top,
-Four Pictorial Envelopes, Unused.
-1864 Commissioner of Pension Report, worn
-Boston Almanac 1860 with folding maps well worn
some splits and tears to maps, rough
-Essay on Man, 1842 universal prayer, worn
2 Sided Partially Printed Document, Obverse: United States of America; An Act for the Government and
Regulation of Seaman in the Merchants' Service; Printed Names of Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg,
John Adams, and George Washington. Obverse is the full Act in 3 columns. Reverse is an agreement
between Ship Masters, Seaman and Mariners filled out by Master, specifically spelling out the terms
of the agreement including the Ship, Destination, Duration, List of all names Master and Crew, Place
and Date of Entry; Names Rank or Role, Witness of Signing (preventing sailors going unwillingly),
Advance Wages, day wage rates, and Full/final wages. In summary, the Ships Master is responsible to
meet the terms of the contract and is likely to be checked at each U.S. Port. This act went a long
way in protecting the rights of the seamen and ensured that they got paid per agreement. An
important piece of Maritime Law. This 2 sided partially printed document is framed so either side
can be displayed and shows handsomely both ways. Not inspected out of the frame, but apparently
legible. Ship Master is Henry Barnard, and also carried a 10-man crew. Fascinating piece of U.S.
Maritime Law and History. Folds, creases include some small losses at folds and some small text
loss. See pictures for detail. Many names to research!
(View area: 11.5" x 15"; overall: 13.5" x 17")
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