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Nine CDVs of Different Military Subjects
4/30/2014 - Firearms and Militaria: Live Salesroom Auction
Lot of 9: Brady carte of a bearded Captain, ink signed below portrait, Dr. W. James/ Capt. & A.Q.M./ U.S.A. CDV of an unknown captain of engineers, with Gurney & Son, New York imprint. A CDV of Sergeant Gilbert Bates, 1st Wisconsin Heavy Artillery, posed with flag in hand. Referred to as the "Pedestrian Patriot," Bates gained notoriety for carrying the Union flag 1400 miles across the south, unarmed and without a cent in his pocket, following the Civil War. He became well known for his peaceful, postwar marches. An Addis, Washington, D.C. carte of an officer wearing unusual shoulder straps is identified as Lieut. Henry Keith; not found in sources. Col. Pierre Van Alstyner (?), civilian view of an undocumented paymaster, with G.W. Loud, Bowery, NY imprint. Captain Crouder with D.C. Burnite & Co., Harrisburg, PA. bm; not found in sources, unknown. An unidentified New York sergeant  with 2nd Corps badge; possibly 59th NY, with E.M. Vanaken, Lowville, NY bm. An unidentified New York lieutenant with 3rd Corps badge, possibly 2nd NY, with Gobden, Troy, NY imprint. An unknown Indian War Regular army musician, with Frank Winter, Fort Shaw, Montana imprint.

Provenance:  
The Robert Trownsell Collection


Condition:  
Captain of Engineers, light soiling on surface. Bates CDV, light soiling on surface. Keith CDV, light spotting. Van Alstyner CDV, edges trimmed, loss to top right and left corners, few spots. Crouder CDV, light soiling on surface. Light soiling to CDV of unidentified New York sergeant. CDV of musician, moderate toning and spotting on albumen. 
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