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Civil War Era Bracelet Containing Ambrotype Portrait of a Federal Officer
2010, American History, Including the Civil War
A fine, 14Kt gold bracelet, with a linked gold band, featuring an oval locket containing an ambrotype of a Federal officer. The cover lid of the locket is engraved with an officer on a rearing horse, likely based on a popular engraving of General Zachary Taylor made during the Mexican War.
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Benjamin Harrison Campaigning in Oregon, Photographs by Bowman
Lot # 336 - Benjamin Harrison Campaigning in Oregon, Photographs by Bowman
Lot of 3 cabinet photographs, all on cream mounts with gilt beveled edges and W.S. Bowman's Pendleton, Oregon, imprint on recto, dating from President Benjamin Harrison's Pacific Coast speaking tour of 1891. Lasting from April 14 to May 21 and covering 9,232 miles, the trip was the longest by any p... > Item Details
W.H. Jackson Photograph of Lone Wolf's Squaw, Oglala Sioux
Lot # 406 - W.H. Jackson Photograph of Lone Wolf's Squaw, Oglala Sioux
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John Tyler, Document Signed as President
Lot # 225 - John Tyler, Document Signed as President
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Lot # 459 - Extraordinary Archive of 2nd Lt. William Van Wyck Reily, 7th Cavalry, Killed at Little Big Horn, Including Last Letters
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Stanley Morrow Stereoview of <i>Crazy in the Lodge</i>, Lakota Sioux
Lot # 420 - Stanley Morrow Stereoview of Crazy in the Lodge, Lakota Sioux
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Pennsylvania Civil War Generals, Collection of Post-War Signed Letters
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Rare, Early Abraham Lincoln Presidential Appointment
Lot # 284 - Rare, Early Abraham Lincoln Presidential Appointment
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1855 Springfield Rifled-Musket with Bayonet
Lot # 119 - 1855 Springfield Rifled-Musket with Bayonet
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Lot # 124 - Gallagher Civil War Carbine,
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Lot # 308 - Diamond Necklace Descended Directly in the Lincoln Family
Mid-19th century diamond necklace, 14K yellow gold with 34 old mine cut diamonds, each set in gold collet buttercup setting, the diamonds graduating in size from .20 carat to .45 carat, approximate total weight of all diamonds, 10 carats, clarity grade SI1-S12, color grade H-J. Length of necklace, 1... > Item Details
US Model 1850 Foot Officer's Sword and Scabbard
Lot # 151 - US Model 1850 Foot Officer's Sword and Scabbard
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Remington New  Model 1858 Revolver
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.44 caliber, 8" octagonal barrel; S/N 87261. Blued finish with walnut grips and inspectors' cartouches. > Item Details
Alexander Gardner Stereoviews of Gen. Burnside's Headquarters at Bethel Church, VA
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James A. Garfield Civil War Uniform Button, Framed with Document
Lot # 168 - James A. Garfield Civil War Uniform Button, Framed with Document
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Lot # 75 - Civil War Letters from Wife to Husband, John N. Rathbun, 66th Ohio Infantry
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