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|"11 / Scene
at Devil's Den, Gettysburg, Pa." unused linen postcard, miscut a bit at the
printer (a little bottom is at the top), fairly fresh, interesting
historical note on back. $2.00 p(g)c
"149--Historic Lamp Post, Atlanta, Ga." unused linen postcard on grayish paper from R. & R. News Company, trivial wear at 3 corners. From pertinent information on back: still damaged by the Federal bombardment of Atlanta in 1864, its flame is often called 'The Eternal Flame of the Confederacy'. $1.75 cg
"1575 Cemetery and Landing at Shiloh Battlefield." black & white post-card with undivided back mailed APR 14 1906 at Pittsburg Landing Tennessee (clear DPO cancel ties stamp) to Miss Kathryn Zane in Hillsboro Ohio, minor wear at all corners. Hard to find! $9.00 t(s)cc
"1D The House the General Built for His Mother. / Boyhood Home of Gen. Phil Sheridan." in Somerset Ohio, multiview postcard published by H. G. Zimmerman, mailed from Somerset JUL 7 1909 to Mrs. Maria Elder in Columbus Ohio (same day arrival mark on front) from her child (William? hard to read) about family matters. General Philip Sheridan was the user of scorched earth tactics during the Civil War. $6.00 o(s)cg(e)
"3--'SURRENDER OAK.' Citronelle, Ala. Last surrender of the Civil War, included troops and munitions of / war of Ala., Miss. and East La. Lieut. Gen'l Richard Taylor to Maj. Gen'l Edward R. S. Canby on May 4, 1865. / PUBLISHED BY N. L. SEELEY" postcard mailed there MAR 26 1909 to Eugene Morrison in Butler Pennsylvania, album marks at the back corners, minor corner wear, very light toning on front. The oak was destroyed in a 1902 hurricane. Historians would dispute the word 'last' in the caption as 2 surrenders occurred latter. $7.00 a(c)cht
"Andrews Raiders Monument. / National Cemetery, / Chattanooga, Tennessee." showing 'The General' of the Western & Atlantic Railroad; postcard mailed APR 9 1915 from Athens Ohio to Mrs. Cora Sebold in Columbus Ohio, tiny bottom corner crease, other corners with minor wear, unevenly toned back, shallow scrape takes one letter out of the front caption. $3.25 t(c)r(w)cc
"B894B2 Soldiers' Monument, Barnesville, O. / Dedicated by W. R. C." post card published by H. G. Zimmerman, mailed MAR 21 1912, minor corner & edge wear. This is also known as the Arch Street Monument dedicated by the Women's Relief Corps (auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic) in May 1900, in memory of dead soldiers who fought in the Civil War. An uncommon image with hand-coloring. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 o(b)ch
"'Beauvoir', Home of Jefferson Davis, Biloxi, Mississippi 135" unused linen postcard showing its exterior, paper starting to brown evenly with age. Where he authored 'The Rise and Fall of the Southern Confederacy'. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 277% of original area) & enhanced 120-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.75 mca
"CABIN BOY'S ATTEMPTED ESCAPE / Fort Warren was used for confinement of some 800 / Confederate prisoners during the Civil War..." unused chrome post card depicting an oil painting, unusual subject matter. Dark image for night time. Sold but front still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 cp
"Candia, N. H., Aug. 21, 1906" showing their Civil War monument on High Street, our caption taken from handwriting on front; sepia-tone Cyko real photo post card with low contrast, lightly toned front, light album marks at the back corners. The fact that there is no caption strongly suggests that the postcard is unique or produced in very small quantities for private purposes. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 nc
"CH-76 / THE FAMOUS ENGINE GENERAL - CIVIL WAR / LOCOMOTIVE." with pertinent information on back about its history & restoration, unused chrome postcard from a photo by Walter Cline. $1.50 rc
"Chattanooga, Tenn. Engine 'General' Standing in Union Depot" unused postcard with divided back from Tuck Post Card Series No. 2463 (Chattanooga, Tenn.), faint tiny bottom corner crease, trivial corner wear elsewhere, lightly toned front. $4.00 t(c)r(w)ct
"Confederate cannon on Fredericksburg / battlefield of 1862..." well done home-made (and, hence, unique) post card mailed 1962 from Hebron Maryland, faint corner crease. $1.75 mc
"CONFEDERATE HOME, HIGGINSVILLE, MO." also known as the Confederate Soldiers Home, with their hospital building on the right; postcard made in Germany for Althoff & Koppenbrink pharmacy in Higginsville, mailed AUG 15 1909, minor corner wear. Hard to find! Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 m(h)m(f)c
"DEVIL'S DEN, GETTYSBURG, PA. / 17" showing where Confederate sharpshooters picked off Union gunners, linen postcard mailed there 1953, bottom corners faintly but multiply creased, internal crease at top center. $1.50 cp(g)
"FRATERNITY, LOYALTY / AND CHARITY // THE GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC VETERAN // The men who in the conflict led / And for the union fought and bled / Tho' passing on are never dead." unused intricately embossed & gilded post card from Decoration Day Series No. 1, minor wear to 2 top corners. Decoration Day became Memorial Day to become more inclusive, honoring all US soldiers who died in all wars. Design printed too low to get a gold border at top and bottom; miscut at the printers, not trimmed. $7.50 mcffg
"General Lee's Headquarters, Gettysburg, Pa." with his portrait inset, linen post card on grayish paper from George W. Buohl, pencil writing on back may not erase well, front is fresh. $2.50 cp
"GENERAL ROBERT EDWARD LEE" unused biographical post card issued to raise funds to buy the ancestral home of the Lees (Stratford Hall, Westmoreland City, Virginia); official seal on back reads 'VIRGINIA STATE CAMP P. O. S. of A. / SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS / DISTRICT PRESIDENT' besides 'LEE BIRTHPLACE MEMORIAL COMMITTEE / OFFICIAL SOUVENIR', unimportant small spots of toning on back. The Loudoun Museum displays cards from that effort proudly at its website; they are all truly rare. $25.00 cv(w)b NEW / NUEVO / NOV
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"Gettysburg, Pa. Gen. Robert E. Lee, / his Headquarter and two Confederate Monuments" multiview Tuck Series No. 2397 post card mailed there 1910 to Mrs. E. Morrison of Butler Pennsylvania, photochromed in Saxony, tiny bottom corner crease, light album toning at the front edges. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 p(g)mct
"GRAND ARMY RE-UNION // MANY A BATTLE HAVE I FOUGHT UNDER THAT FLAG // NO SIR NOT UNDER THIS FLAG" with the risqué conversation centering on her flag-colored apron & a double-entendre for reunion; advertising card for Pond's Bitters, Ginger Brandy, Gin-Ger-Gin & Rock and Rye with Horehound--cures for constipation, headache, malaria, dyspepsia & more. The company was out of Chicago Illinois & patented the rock & rye concoction in 1908. The size of a regular postcard. $11.00 accmi(c)
"GRAVE OF HENRY LEE (Light Horse Harry) / Dungeness Home of the Carnegies on Cumberland Island, off the coast of Georgia" the father of Robert E. Lee; unused post card issued to raise funds to buy the ancestral home of the Lees (Stratford Hall, Westmoreland City, Virginia); official seal on back reads 'VIRGINIA STATE CAMP P. O. S. of A. / SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS / DISTRICT PRESIDENT' besides 'LEE BIRTHPLACE MEMORIAL COMMITTEE / OFFICIAL SOUVENIR', faint small upper corner crease, very faint toning on back. The Loudoun Museum displays cards from that effort proudly at its website; they are all truly rare. Our example here is in much better condition than theirs. $20.00 cg(c)c NEW / NUEVO / NOV
"Locomotive General // The Historic Engine 'TEXAS' / Used by Captain William A. Fuller in the pursuit and capture / of the 'GENERAL' and the Andrews Raiders on April 12, 1862" postcard published by Witt Brothers in Atlanta, mailed there 1914 to Miss Mollie E. Hunt in Millvale Pennsylvania, faintly creased several times (2 are long). In the University of Georgia Archives, and now it can be in your collection too! $3.25 ch
"Memento of Civil War. The big ex- / plosion south of Pettersburg(sic), Va." Horace Day art on home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1962 at Palmyra Virginia, trivial wear on one edge. Scene now at Petersburg Battlefield Park. $2.00 cv
"MONUMENTAL BLDG. SIDNEY, O." including at interurban on nearby tracks, unused Azo (triangles up) real photo with oxidation consistent with age, 2 long creases all in the sky. The Gothic revival architecture commemorated the Civil War dead from that county. Among other things it housed the municipal court, public library, entertainment hall & a horse-drawn fire department. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 o(s)clf
More generally, see also our History postcards webpage.
"MR. COFFEE / KTS-8422" with mounted & dismounted Confederate cavalrymen, Fredericksburg Virginia CB QSL card from the Runnin' Bare Artist Series #1906 copyrighted in 1979, brief 1980 message on back from the operator Bill Hagood (known from other documents). $1.75 v(f)c
"Old Buckner home on bank / of Ohio--Gen. Morgan and staff / stopped in this home and crossed / river at this point in a Confederate / ship..." sepia-tone Azo real photo (squares at corners) postcard with caption from writing on back. $4.75 c
"Park. Whitehouse, O." including a canon nearby a statue of a Civil War soldier inscribed 'Erected by the Patriotic Citizens of Whitehouse'; Azo (triangles up) real photo postcard from The Franklin Store in Toledo Ohio, a Christmas greeting on back in pencil, oxidation consistent with circa-1910 age, good edges. Seldom offered. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. o(w)c
"PROVIDENCE SPRING / ANDERSONVILLE PRISON PARK / Andersonville, Georgia" where a spring supposedly burst forth to answer prayers of thirst & dying Confederate prisoners; chrome postcard with good color mailed 1968. $1.25 pgc*
"Pub. by W. H. Tipton, Gettys / The Wheat Field / GETTYSBURG" black-and-white postcard on undivided back, mailed 1906, slight browning of the paper, corner crease with short internal crease nearby (neither affects the image), trivial corner wear, light toning on the front. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 pcc
"Public Square at Night during / G. A. R. Convention, June 1908, Lima, Ohio" color post card showing the large number of electric lights to great advantage, made in Germany, note on back dates to 1910, trivial corner & edge wear. The Grand Army of the Republic was a fraternity of Union Army veterans from the Civil War. $8.50 o(l)cfe*
"Remains of Fort Davidson / near Ironton, Mo." with unattributed art showing the earthworks surrounding the hole created by Union troops deliberately blowing up their powder magazine during the Civil War; well done home-made (and, hence, unique) post card mailed 1962. $2.00 m(f)c
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"Robert A. Siegel / AUCTION GALLERIES, INC. // Captured Northern patriotic cover / from Army of Tennessee field post / office to Texas by Trans-Mississippi / express mail via Meridian" continental advertising card, unusual subject matter, fresh appearance & good edges. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 cp-t#
"Robert E. Lee on his horse 'Traveller'" sepia-tone on yellowish paper, ad for Robert E. Lee Hotel in Lexington Virginia on back. unused, soft corners. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 chv
"Rosalie, Natches, Miss. / Ante-Bellum Mansion on Site of Fort Rosalie--Gen. Grant's Headquarters 2A359" linen postcard mailed there 1938, some cancel ink on front, mild corner wear. Where General Grant stayed during the occupation of Natches, also where Jefferson Davis dined. $2.25 m&mc
"Second or third-growth timber now / stands on the battlefield of / Chickamauga..." showing woods with well-spaced trees, well done home-made (and, hence, unique) post card mailed 1962 from Joppa Maryland, minor wear at one corner & small edge ding at top. $1.75 mct
State of Maine. "From a photograph taken at Alexandria, Virginia, on May 7, 1864" real photo reproduction, showing her at a dock. Operated by the Bay State Steam Boat Company, Falls River Massachusetts. Chartered during the Civil War by the US Army Quartermaster Corps to transport troops, and later lent to the US Sanitary Commission for use as a hospital transport. Postcard sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 s(n)v(a)cm!
"STONEWALL JACKSON'S MARCHES" caption from readable sign with map, unused chrome postcard from Dexter press, trivial wear at upper corners. $1.00 c
"Summit of Culp's Hill, / Gettysburg, Pa." including an observation tower near the memorial to General Green, with the position of Knap's Pa. battery on the right; unused color postcard circa 1912, back paper starting to brown with age, minor corner & edge wear. $7.00 p(g)c
"The Confederate Navy's first warship, the Florida (1862064); she was engined in / Liverpool by Fawcett Preston, a company in Britain's Metal Industries Group" unused chrome post card, printed in Britain. $2.50 sc Same but 3 small spots of light toning on back. $2.00 s(m)c!
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"THE FIRST NAVAL CONFLICT BETWEEN IRON CLAD VESSELS IN HAMPTON ROADS, MARCH 9th 1862 / IN SIGHT OF HOTEL CHAMBERLIN, GEO. F. ADAMS. Mgr. FORTRESS MONROE, VA." unevenly divided back postcard with very late usage at Northwest Virginia, tiny bottom corner crease, other corners rounded with wear, separation unevenness along the bottom edge best viewed from the back. The 2 flags in this view are hand-colored & there is a small spot in the front center sky. $2.00 cv(h)m
"The Locomotive 'General,' captured by / Andrew's Raiders; Now on Exhibition, / Union Depot, Chattanooga, Tenn." post card published by Bennett News Stand, mailed SEP 30 1911 at Chattanooga by someone who remembered it being captured! $5.00 t(c)r(w)c
"THE SHACKLING OF JEFFERSON DAVIS, Fort Monroe, Vir- / ginia. Ankle irons were forcibly placed..." unused chrome with a drawing by Allan Jones. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 cv*
"The Summit of Little Round Top, Gettysburg, Pa. / 23219" white-border era post card mailed there 1934, corner crease, tiny corner crease, a little cancel ink in front sky & left border. $2.50 cp(g)
"This house witnesed(sic) the First Bull / Run or Manassas batle(sic). / ..." home-made (and, hence, unique) post card mailed 1962 at Street Maryland. $1.75 vc
"To My Comrade // WOMAN'S / RELIEF/ CORPS / 1883" attractive art in vertical format showing a member in uniform, flag & badge (which looks like a medal); unused & elaborately embossed post card from the Decoration Day Series No. 2, small spots of corner & edge wear, small spot of light toning on back. The organization name was actually Women's Relief Corps. It was founded in 1883 to serve living Civil War veterans, and to decorate veteran graves on Decoration Day. $9.00 w(s)mcc
"Two major Civil War battles were / fought in the area of Brompton / near Fredericksburg, Va." well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1963 from Boones Hill Virginia, ding & internal crease at one edge. $1.50 cv(b)
"ULYSSES S. GRANT Born in Ohio, 1822. Went to West Point, 1839. Fought in Mexican War, 1848. / Made Commander-in-Chief of U. S. Army, 1964. / ..." unused biographical postcard with his portrait, City Point Virginia headquarters & tomb illustrated; published by Publishers Circulation Promotion Association of Pittsburg, small upper corner crease, album toning both sides, soft corners. $5.00 bcm(a)
Uncaptioned side view of 2 cannons at a rock fence probably on the Gettysburg Battlefield, color post card on yellowish paper, printed in the US, mailed at Gettysburg 1911, a little extraneous writing on back, 2 corner creases (one faint), mild corner wear. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 c
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"VALLEY OF DEATH AND LITTLE ROUND TOP, GETTYSBURG, PA." as seen from Devil's Den ridge, unused white-border era postcard, lightly toned back, small corner crease not into image, another corner shows wear. $2.50 p(g)c
"WA4TLB" Charleston South Carolina QSL viewcard showing Fort Sumter National Monument as seen from above in the front background, mailed there 1966 by operator Victor M. Walz who converted a postcard from the Greater Charleston Chamber of Commerce very neatly for his purposes. Where the Civil War began. $2.50 s(c)c
Wanted to buy--Civil War-related post cards from Cold Harbor and Mechanicsville Virginia. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros, postpaid to Columbus Ohio! *c
Wanted to buy--postcards showing Civil War monuments in the State of New York. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros, postpaid to Columbus Ohio! *c
"West Confederate Avenue, showing Whitworth Guns, Gettysburg, Pa. / 5884" white-border era post card, tiny corner bend, small light spot of toning on the back. $3.25 cp(g)
WESTERN & ATLANTIC RAILROAD / W. & A. R. R. "The Famous 'War Engine 'General' at the Fair" lent to the Century of Progress Exposition (1933-4) by Then Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway, 2 Dixie Line logos on front & back; unused postcard, minor corner rounding. Surprisingly hard to find. Our Internet search found it in the holdings of 3 museums--Lake County Discovery Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign & Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive Archive)--plus one recorded sale as part of a large lot, and only 1 other listing (which was erroneous)! The text on front supplies interesting details about its capture at Big Shanty & the ensuing lengthy chase. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. cr(w)e
WESTERN & ATLANTIC RAILROAD / W. & A. R. R. Uncaptioned sepia-tone Azo (triangles all up) real photo postcard showing the Andrews Raiders Monument in the National Cemetery at Chattanooga Tennessee, 4 well-dressed men & an auto near the surrounding graves; good edges. Obviously one-of-a-kind: no caption, no photographer or publisher attribution. We like this image of the monument better than most printed cards of it we have seen. By taking it from the back instead of the front, the photographer showed more of the surrounding graves & captured the fact that some people simply stopped to regard it respectfully. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. r(w)t(c)cc
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