Civil War CDV of general and Congressman Cassius Clay of Kentucky

Civil War CDV of general and Congressman Cassius Clay of Kentucky

Civil War CDV of general and Congressman Cassius Clay of Kentucky

Cassius Marcellus Clay (/kæs mrsls/; October 19, 1810 July 22, 1903), nicknamed the “Lion of White Hall”, was a Kentucky planter, politician, and emancipationist who worked for the abolition of slavery. He freed the slaves that were handed down as his inheritance from his father. Those freed slaves were allowed to stay and were paid a wage. He was appointed by President Abraham Lincoln as the United States minister to Russia during the American Civil War, and is credited with gaining Russian support for the Union. Cassius Clay was a pioneer as an early southern planter who became a prominent anti-slavery crusader. Clay worked toward emancipation, both as a Kentucky state representative and as an early member of the Republican Party. Clay was elected to three terms in the Kentucky House of Representatives, [4] but he lost support among Kentucky voters as he promoted ending slavery. His anti-slavery activism earned him violent enemies. During a political debate in 1843, he survived an assassination attempt by a hired gun, named Sam Brown. Despite being shot in the chest, Clay drew his Bowie knife, tackled Brown, cut out his eyes, and finally threw him over an embankment. In 1845, Clay began publishing an anti-slavery newspaper, True American, in Lexington, Kentucky. Within a month he received death threats, had to arm himself, and regularly barricaded the armored doors of his newspaper office for protection, besides setting up two four-pounder cannons inside. Shortly after, a mob of about 60 men broke into his office and seized his printing equipment. To protect his venture, Clay set up a publication center in Cincinnati, Ohio, a center of abolitionists in the free state, but continued to reside in Kentucky. Clay served in the Mexican-American War as a captain with the 1st Kentucky Cavalry from 1846 to 1847. He opposed the annexation of Texas and expansion of slavery into the Southwest. While making a speech for abolition in 1849, Clay was attacked by the six Turner brothers, who beat, stabbed and tried to shoot him. In the ensuing fight, Clay fought off all six and, using his Bowie knife, killed Cyrus Turner. In 1853, Clay granted 10 acres of his expansive lands to John G. Clay’s connections to the northern antislavery movement remained strong. He was a founder of the Republican Party in Kentucky and became a friend of Abraham Lincoln, supporting him for the presidency in 1860. Clay was briefly a candidate for the vice presidency at the 1860 Republican National Convention, [3] but lost the nomination to Hannibal Hamlin. President Lincoln appointed Clay to the post of Minister to the Russian court at St. Petersburg on March 28, 1861. The Civil War started before he departed and, as there were no Federal troops in Washington at the time, Clay organized a group of 300 volunteers to protect the White House and US Naval Yard from a possible Confederate attack. These men became known as Cassius M. Clay’s Washington Guards. President Lincoln gave Clay a presentation Colt revolver in recognition. When Federal troops arrived, Clay and his family embarked for Russia. As Minister to Russia, Clay witnessed the Tsar’s emancipation edict. Recalled to the United States in 1862 to accept a commission from Lincoln as a major general with the Union Army, Clay publicly refused to accept it unless Lincoln would agree to emancipate slaves under Confederate control. Lincoln sent Clay to Kentucky to assess the mood for emancipation there and in the other border states. Following Clay’s return to Washington, DC, Lincoln issued the proclamation in late 1862, to take effect in January 1863. His family home, White Hall, is maintained by the Commonwealth of Kentucky as White Hall State Historic Shrine. During the Civil War, Russia came to the aid of the Union, threatening war against Britain and France if they officially recognized the Confederacy. [citation needed] Cassius Clay, as minister to Russia during that time, was instrumental in securing Russia’s aid. [citation needed] Tsar Alexander II of Russia gave sealed orders to the commanders of both his Atlantic and Pacific fleets, and sent them to the East and West coasts of America. They were instructed that the sealed orders were to be opened only if Britain and France entered the war on the side of the Confederacy. [15] When the Russian Atlantic fleet entered New York harbor, Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles wrote in his diary. In sending these ships to this country, there is something significant. What will be its effect on France, and French policy, we shall learn in due time. It may be moderate, it may exacerbate. God bless the Russians. This action of Tsar Alexander II was confirmed in 1904 by Wharton Barker of Pennsylvania, who in 1878 was the financial agent in the United States of the Russian government. The item “Civil War CDV of general and Congressman Cassius Clay of Kentucky” is in sale since Monday, January 08, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Photographs”. The seller is “civil_war_photos” and is located in Midland, Michigan. This item can be shipped worldwide.


Original PA civil war CDV Lieut Colonel Gabriel DeKorponay 28 PA Infantry

Original PA civil war CDV Lieut Colonel Gabriel DeKorponay 28 PA Infantry

Original PA civil war CDV Lieut Colonel Gabriel DeKorponay 28 PA Infantry

This CDV is in nice condition and is a seated pose of Lieut. Colonel Gabriel DeKorponay, 28th PA Infantry. He was discharged for disability March 26, 1863. The image was taken by McAllister & Brother, Opticians, 728 Chestnut St. The item “Original PA civil war CDV Lieut Colonel Gabriel DeKorponay 28 PA Infantry” is in sale since Tuesday, April 17, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Photographs”. The seller is “121pvd” and is located in Honey Brook, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States


Civil War Timothy O’Sullivan Harvest of Death Stereoview Gettysburg Union Dead

Civil War Timothy O'Sullivan Harvest of Death Stereoview Gettysburg Union Dead

Civil War Timothy O'Sullivan Harvest of Death Stereoview Gettysburg Union Dead

Civil War Timothy O'Sullivan Harvest of Death Stereoview Gettysburg Union Dead

Civil War Timothy O'Sullivan Harvest of Death Stereoview Gettysburg Union Dead

Civil War Timothy O'Sullivan Harvest of Death Stereoview Gettysburg Union Dead

Civil War Timothy O'Sullivan Harvest of Death Stereoview Gettysburg Union Dead

Civil War Timothy O'Sullivan Harvest of Death Stereoview Gettysburg Union Dead

Civil War Timothy O'Sullivan Harvest of Death Stereoview Gettysburg Union Dead

Civil War Timothy O'Sullivan Harvest of Death Stereoview Gettysburg Union Dead

For your consideration is this Civil War Timothy O’Sullivan Harvest of Death Stereoview Gettysburg Union Dead. The exact location of these Union dead soldiers is still not known, but what is know is that Alexander Gardner’s assistant Timothy O’Sullivan took this images in Gettysburg before they could be buried. Condition of the image is good with the edges lightly worn and it has some minor staining. Image measures 7 inches wide and 3 1/2 inches tall. Check out my e-bay store & auctions for other great items. The item “Civil War Timothy O’Sullivan Harvest of Death Stereoview Gettysburg Union Dead” is in sale since Monday, March 19, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Other Civil War-Related Items”. The seller is “mazzantiques” and is located in Somerset, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Ukraine, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.


Excellent 1/6 Ambrotype Double Armed Confederate Civil War Soldier

Excellent 1/6 Ambrotype Double Armed Confederate Civil War Soldier

Excellent 1/6 Ambrotype Double Armed Confederate Civil War Soldier

Original 6th plate ambrotype in full case, with separated covers. Clear glass ambrotype behind cover glass and mat, with a piece of black velvet in the case behind the image. Ambrotype is in very good antique condition with some small mat abrasions, as shown. Rare unusual history south america american photography photograph picture antique vintage 1800s ethnic china japan asia chinese japanese. The item “Excellent 1/6 Ambrotype Double Armed Confederate Civil War Soldier” is in sale since Thursday, April 19, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Photographs”. The seller is “jack_mord” and is located in Woodinville, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States.


Civil War Stencil Identified CDV 3x Armed Oneida New York Independent Cavalry

Civil War Stencil Identified CDV 3x Armed Oneida New York Independent Cavalry

Civil War Stencil Identified CDV 3x Armed Oneida New York Independent Cavalry

Civil War Stencil Identified CDV 3x Armed Oneida New York Independent Cavalry

Civil War Stencil Identified CDV 3x Armed Oneida New York Independent Cavalry

Civil War Stencil Identified CDV 3x Armed Oneida New York Independent Cavalry

Fantastic original CDV with rock solid identification. The subject, John J Madole, is shown standing with his regulation shell jacket, mounted trousers and sword belt. He proudly displays his sword and has two Colt 1851 Navy revolvers stuck in his belt. He wears an oilcloth cover on his forage cap. The Oneida Independent Cavalry was a very small unit consisting of less than 200 men throughout its entire 4 year term of service. They furnished couriers, scouts and acted as headquarters guard during the war. With such a small organization, you can bet that there isnt much of anything out there solidly attributed to this regiment. John Madole subsequently re-enlisted in the 10th New York Cavalry. Image is a tad light and contrast is as seen in the pictures. It will he sent in the pictures clear plastic sleeve. Residence was not listed; 26 years old. Enlisted on 8/29/1861 at Marathon, NY as a Private. On 9/7/1861 he mustered into “Oneida” Co. He was discharged for disability on 5/16/1862 at Washington, D. On 10/29/1862 he mustered into “L” Co. He was discharged for disability on 2/25/1865 at Rochester, NY. He was listed as. Hospitalized, Rochester, NY 6/8/1864. The item “Civil War Stencil Identified CDV 3x Armed Oneida New York Independent Cavalry” is in sale since Wednesday, April 18, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Photographs”. The seller is “colt_1851″ and is located in South Salem, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica.


CIVIL WAR AMBROTYPE OHIO volunteer sharpshooter

CIVIL WAR AMBROTYPE OHIO volunteer sharpshooter

CIVIL WAR AMBROTYPE OHIO volunteer sharpshooter

CIVIL WAR AMBROTYPE OHIO. The item “CIVIL WAR AMBROTYPE OHIO volunteer sharpshooter” is in sale since Tuesday, April 03, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Photographs”. The seller is “rareavix” and is located in Cincinnati, Ohio. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica.


Hawkins Zouave 6th Plate Daguerreotype Teenage Civil War Soldier Photo

Hawkins Zouave 6th Plate Daguerreotype Teenage Civil War Soldier Photo

Hawkins Zouave 6th Plate Daguerreotype Teenage Civil War Soldier Photo

Hawkins Zouave 6th Plate Daguerreotype Teenage Civil War Soldier Photo

Hawkins Zouave 6th Plate Daguerreotype Teenage Civil War Soldier Photo

Hawkins Zouave 6th Plate Daguerreotype Teenage Civil War Soldier Photo

Hawkins Zouave 6th Plate Daguerreotype Teenage Civil War Soldier Photo

Hawkins Zouave 6th Plate Daguerreotype Teenage Civil War Soldier Photo

Hawkins Zouave 6th Plate Daguerreotype Teenage Civil War Soldier Photo

Hawkins Zouave 6th Plate Daguerreotype Teenage Civil War Soldier Photo

Hawkins Zouave 6th Plate Daguerreotype Teenage Civil War Soldier Photo

Hawkins Zouave 6th Plate Daguerreotype Teenage Civil War Soldier Photo

Hawkins Zouave 6th Plate Daguerreotype Teenage Civil War Soldier Photo

With some effort I was able to identify the soldier as a member of the 9th New York Volunteer Infantry, the famed Hawkins Zouaves. The soldier doesn’t appear much older than 15 or 16 and its possible he served as a drummer boy. His soft earnest face embodies the optimism felt by a country on the brink of war. The daguerreotype is masterfully tinted. The inside velvet is signed BOGARDUS – ARTIST / NEW YORK. It was photographed circa 1861, most likely by Abraham Bogardus in New York City. There is a Matthew Brady photo of the Hawkins Zouaves depicting a few soldiers in similar uniforms. From Cowan’s Auctions features a daguerreotype of a known Hakwins Zouave dressed identically. The image itself is a rarity for the 1860′s, as by then the daguerreotype was an almost obsolete photographic method. Reiser’s jacket and kepi appear to be the Hawkins’ officer pattern, sans rank insignia. This is likely the first pattern Hawkins Zouave uniform, as distinguished from the second pattern jacket which is part of this group. An important and beautiful image. It will be a highlight of your collection. This 6th plate daguerreotype is housed in a full case embossed with thistles. The cover is detached but the original binding is present. The old seals are also present but broken and brittle. As the image was unsealed, I examined the plate briefly and removed a few pieces of sealing paper that were loose between the glass and the image. The final photo was taken after I had reassembled the image. Any resealing or restoration has been left to your discretion. The image is clear and has great detail. Some tarnish on edges and dust on glass. The item “Hawkins Zouave 6th Plate Daguerreotype Teenage Civil War Soldier Photo” is in sale since Wednesday, April 18, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Photographs”. The seller is “pvt-eye” and is located in Huntsville, Alabama. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States


Rare Antique Slave Era Pre Civil War Ambrotype Photo of an African American Boy

Rare Antique Slave Era Pre Civil War Ambrotype Photo of an African American Boy

Original ninth-plate 1/9 ambrotype, 1850s. In half of its original case. I’d say that in person it’s even nicer looking overall, and sharper than my scan. Rare unusual photography photograph 1860s antique vintage 1800s. The item “Rare Antique Slave Era Pre Civil War Ambrotype Photo of an African American Boy” is in sale since Sunday, February 18, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Photographic Images\Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)\Ambrotypes”. The seller is “jack_mord” and is located in Woodinville, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Date of Creation: 1850-1859
  • Photo Type: Ambrotype
  • Original/Reprint: Original Print
  • Subject: Ethnic


The Children of the Battlefield Civil War CDV Frank, Frederick & Alice HUMISTON

The Children of the Battlefield Civil War CDV Frank, Frederick & Alice HUMISTON

The Children of the Battlefield Civil War CDV Frank, Frederick & Alice HUMISTON

Nice original copy of this famous photograph of the 3 children of Sergt. Amos Humiston of the 154th N. Wenderoth & Taylor of Philadelphia backmark. The item “The Children of the Battlefield Civil War CDV Frank, Frederick & Alice HUMISTON” is in sale since Saturday, April 14, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Photographs”. The seller is “thomaspub-bullets” and is located in Fairfield, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States


Civil War ambrotype of young soldier with Potsdam rifle

Civil War ambrotype of young soldier with Potsdam rifle

Here is a nice ninth plate ambrotype of a young soldier with a potsdam rifle. Not a weapon you see often in a period CW image. The item “Civil War ambrotype of young soldier with Potsdam rifle” is in sale since Sunday, April 15, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Photographs”. The seller is “bbvd” and is located in Torrington, Wyoming. This item can be shipped to United States.