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    Chicagoland, IL
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    Civil War rifles & muskets and the tools to service them. 36th Illinois Inf. and the 15th Illinois Cav.
  1. Thank you for the kind words everyone. The 36th is certainly a regiment I've taken a central focus towards. Certainly overlooked compared to the eastern units, but more than held their own at any point of the war once a magnifying glass is used to analyze the what, where, and when of every engagement they were in. I'm not exactly a belt buckle collector- Z I have only one, so maybe someone can point out if they ever seen mating numbers for the plate and the hook piece (or whatever it's called).
  2. According to records, Chatten suffered a gunshot wound to the arm (left IIRC). He was captured on the 4th, most likely during the retreat. But I'm not terribly familiar with the CS retreat route and time. He was imprisoned at Ft. Delaware and died about two-months later.
  3. Engraved belt buckle belonging to Capt. James J. Wilson of Co. C of the 36th Illinois Infantry.
  4. On the opposite side of the fight, Pvt. Chattin of the 38th Virginia, Armistead's Brigade, Pickett's Division, was wounded pushing the 69th's right flank when Armistead was wounded.
  5. Could always consider the sad state of affairs for Dr. Murphy's legacy. Accumulated a world renowned Confederate arms collection, builds a wing of a museum to house it all, then they put everything in storage for the foreseeable future.
  6. Definitely could have been another pose or two. A sixth plate is a nice size image still. Confederate images are smoking hot right now. I still get pissed when I was offered $1000 for a Armistead's Brigade Pickett's Charge WIA and DOW. Probably $4-5k to the right collector. That image is tinted beautifully, and will command a high price, and will be a top shelf image.
  7. I think it's a style and comfort thing. You see different ways of buttoning jackets for both sides of the war.
  8. I wondered if it could have been a Dolphin Head sword last night, but didn't think so. The front of the snout/beak looks more pointed like an eagle that the curled up dolphin face. Also, his death was in June of 1862, and according to The English Connection, they were not believed to have been imported until late 1862 or early 1863. It seems a majority of images with this pattern sword in them are of naval officers, with him being Infantry, makes it more unlikely.
  9. I threw up $3,500 and knew I wasn't even close to winning it. It'll probably sell for between $10k and 15k, more if it's a Rees but I didn't think so.
  10. I ended up selling this one for $1600. Matt Flemming of The Civil War Image Shop listed it for $1800 but never did sell for that amount. Maybe it could have if I waited long enough, butni needed the capital to move onto a regiment I collect specifically.
  11. Scott, Good eye. I assumed the flaking was on the front, but didnt pursue it much further since it's well outside of my price range. What's your website offhand?
  12. Here's a very young Marine in regulation uniform with piped jacket, white buff leather, and headgear (M insignia is gilded over). These images are much more rare than Confederate images from the war. This was a 1/6th tintype. I ended up selling the image to pay for another grouping that I need to do some further research before publishing it.
  13. We were discussing this image on Civil War Faces on FB last night. There are some identical views/similar that point towards the 10th Taxas Cavalry, but bot the shotgun armed image. $9k and $7k for an image with issues is unreal. Maybe they're worth that much to Texas collectors, but I wouldn't have. Makes my Pickett's Charge/Armistead's Brigade WIA/DoD image a lot more valuable I hope.
  14. The buttons are post-War for sure, circa 1870s I believe. The raised shields on Eagle were not 1861-1865 used.
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