It is my absolute pleasure to be offering the best Civil War related photograph album that I have seen in recent memory. This album was produced and assembled by Colonel Albert Ordway who was a historian of the Massachusetts Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. This MOLLUS album is titled "Pictorial History of the War of the Rebellion-Miscellaneous-Vol 1".It contains 91 original prints made directly from original negatives. Almost all are in albumen format and almost all of them are captioned or titled. The photographs range from 8x10 inch all the way down to CDV size photographs.
There are many rare images in the album, including a group portrait with General George Custer. What I feel is the most important part of this collection is related to the Grand Review of the Armies in May 1865.There are 40 photographs in the album that deal with the Grand Review. Some of these are never found in printed form, making this an extremely rare collection. It depicts crowds, formations, stands of dignitaries and more. An astonishing collection of photographs to say the least.
At the end of the description, I will describe each photograph in detail. There are also photographs of President Abraham Lincoln, officers of the Lincoln Conspiracy Trial, Sanitary Commission, and a rare photograph related to the trans-continental railroad. Generals of the Army of the Potomac, March 1862. Shows McClellan, McDowell, and Buell, 8 generals in total shown.
Generals of the Cavalry Corps. Shows Generals Merritt, Gregg, Sheridan, Davies, Wilson and Torbert.This was taken outside of Sheridan's tent. Matched to the above photo with Sheridan's HQ guidon propped against the tent. Gallery portrait of Sheridan, Forsyth, Merritt, Devin and Custer, taken by Alexander Gardner in 1865. Sherman and his ranking generals taken by Alexander Gardner, 1865.
Generals of the 2nd Army Corps in front of Petersburg, VA. Shows Generals Barlow, Hancock and Birney at center with 2nd Corps HQ guidon, also shown are 21 staff officers. Generals of the 4th Army Corps.Shows Generals F Van Derveer, TJ Wood, WL Elliott, DS Stanley, LP Bradley, N Kimball and E Opdycke. Generals Sheridan and A Kautz with Major L. Shown outdoors with Sickles crutches and empty pants leg in view. Commanding Officers, 1st Div 20th Corps. May 1865 portrait of Generals J.
Commanding Officers, 1st Brigade, 2d Division, 4th Corps. 1865 Nashville photograph of Emerson Odycke and commanders. Of interest is Arthur McArthur, father of General Douglas McArthur. This shows Colonol Anson McCook, taken in 1865.
Taken in 1865 outside Weitzel's tent. Neill's trunk is shown and he also wears 6th Corps badges on his coat and hat. Generals Corse, Clarke, Rice and Rowett. (Double print of this photograph). King, Bt Lieut Col J.
Johnson and Bvt Brig Gen W. All members of General W. Porter and Major Gen G. Group at Fort Saunders, Wyoming.Imperial size albumen showing Generals Grant, Sherman, Sheridan and Dodge at a trans-continental railroad conference in 1867. General Sheridan, Admiral Farragut and officers of the Department of the Gulf taken at Long Branch, 1867. Rare postwar image during a summer retreat.
Officers of Horse Artillery Brigade near Culpepper, VA, September 1863. 12 pound gun shown along with tents/officers. General Grant, Admiral Farragut and others.
Shows Dr William Van Buren, George T Strong, Commission President Henry Whitney Bellows, Dr Hayes Agnew and Dr Oliver Gibbs. Officers of Staff of General Gershom Mott near Washington D.According to the LOC this was taken by William Morris Smith in June 1865. Officers of Staff of General Alexander McCook, Brightwood, D. Officers of Staff of General A. Taken by William Morris Smith. Shows two African Americans alongside one who is identified as "Captain Paul". Officers of the Signal Corps. Shown is Major Albert Myer, later General Myer. It also shows Lieutenant Samuel T Cushing from the 2nd US Infantry along with 17 officers selected for duty from the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps.
Taken August 1865 Washington DC. Captain Cunningham of General Meaghers Staff, Bealeton, VA, August 1863. General Thomas Harris, Major General August V Kautz, Maj Gen David Hunter, Brig Gen James Ekin, Maj Gen Lew Wallce and John A Bingham. Rare image of the commissioners who tried the Lincoln Conspirators.
Unidentified and despite my best efforts was unable to find this image elsewhere. Photo taken at Gardner's Gallery, circa 1869. Major General Slocum, Jasper Packard, J. Unidentified group of 14 officers. Cavalry Orderlies at HQ 1st Brigade, 2d Division, 4th Corps.
Next part of the album relates to the Grand Review, Washington D. Many rare images in this group, a truly one of a kind collection. Most have been attributed to Matthew Brady. Veteran Reserve Guard in front of Presidential Reviewing Stand. Visible are General Grant, Secretary Stanton, President Andrew Johnson, Secretary Welles, General Sherman and General Meigs.
Extremely rare image credited to Matthew Brady by the Library of Congress. Patriotic bunting with eleven battle honors. General Grant and Secretary Stanton can be seen under magnification.Parade visible as the blur at center, a unique image by Brady that is near impossible to find in printed format. Grand Review-View on Pennsylvania Avenue between 9th and 7th Streets.
Exceedingly rare image attributed to Matthew Brady by the Library of Congress. The image in the LOC is badly cracked. I was unable to find another published view. Shows the Army of the Potomac led by Collis' Zoaves in their distinctive white turbans. The LOC notes that Brady's studio is in the far right of the photograph.
Views at the Reviewing Stand. There are 6 stereo sized images on one page showing different views of the stand. Rare images also taken by Matthew Brady in stereographic form. There are 6 more stereo sized prints, all are untitled. One fantastic view of an officer including store front signs.Grand Review-Views on Pennsylvania Avenue looking toward corner of 17th Street. 3 stereo sized prints showing a view from the perspective of the reviewing stand.
Included are ambulances, artillery caissons, and some soldiers. There are 4 stereo sized photos each captioned on this page.
Logan and Staff and Army of Tennessee. Wright and Staff and 6th Corps. Two different of General H. Slocum and Staff and Army of Georgia.
4 stereo sized prints, 3 showing Sherman's Grand Army looking up Penn Ave from the Treasury Bldgs. The other shows General Jefferson C.
Davis and Staff and 19th Corps. 6 untitled stereo prints looking up Penn Ave. 2 stereo prints looking up Penn Ave showing unidentified troops with mounted staffs. Grand Review View at the Treasury Department Building and Views on Capitol Hill.The 2 stereo sized photos show spectators at the Treasury Department in the grandstand. Two close up views from a rarely seen perspective. There are also 3 prints of Capitol Hill. One has a fantastic sign that reads The Public Schools of Washington Welcome the Heroes of the Republic. Copyprint showing President Buchanan and Cabinet.
Copyprint showing President Lincoln and Cabinet. Lincoln's portrait is based off an engraving, the cabinet members are real photographs. Executive Officers of the U. CDV sized prints, each is individually marked including President Lincoln, Secretary of War Cameron, Secretary of Interior Usher, Secretary of Interior Smith, Attorney General Speed, Secretary of Treasury Chase and Attorney General Bates.Government CDV sized prints including President Lincoln, Vice President Hamlin, Seward, Chase, Cameron, Stanton, Dana and Welles. Condition: The album and binding show wear and scuffs, but overall tight and very solid. Condition varies from a few that are poor with heavy foxing, to many that are sharp and in excellent condition. A truly remarkable photograph album in a rare large size that would be the pinnacle of most Civil War photograph collections. It will be fully insured wherever it is sent.
The item "Very Rare MOLLUS Civil War/Grand ReviewithAbraham Lincoln Photograph Album" is in sale since Tuesday, September 25, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Photographs". The seller is "sawyerauctions" and is located in Fargo, North Dakota.This item can be shipped worldwide.