11-14-2010 11-14-2010
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2526B Boston
November 14, 2010 11:00AMCalender

(Civil War, Union, Photographs)

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2526B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 14, 2010 11:00AM


(Civil War, Union, Photographs), Four albumen prints depicting Battery A, 2nd U.S. Regiment Light Artillery, oval format, each identified and titled in ink to lower portion of image, titled respectively "Ready," "Ram," "Attention," and "Rest," each mounted to cardstock bearing tax stamp, one bearing inked presentation inscription to Major General Benjamin Franklin Butler (1818-1893) to reverse, image wd. to 7 1/4, card size 9 5/8 x 7 3/4 in., (scattered soiling, "Rest" with spotting, "Attention" with two small contemporary ink smudges).

Note: Battery A, 2nd Regiment Light Artillery, organized at Nashville, Tennessee, April 30, 1864; garrison duty at Nashville, and in Middle Tennessee until January, 1866. Action at the Battle of Nashville, December 15-16, 1864; mustered out January 13, 1866.
Estimate $800-1,200


Attention, Rest, Ready, Benjamin Franklin Butler, Butler, Nashville, Tennessee