Fascinating Group Of Material Associated With Jo
Fascinating Group of Material Associated with John C. Moseley (Mosly), 8th Kentucky Infantry U.S. Mosely (spelled Mosly in records) joined the regiment on 6/16/62 and served to the end of the war, eventually reaching the rank of Sergeant Major. Group includes the following: ninth plate tintype of Moseley taken just after the war in civilian clothes. History neatly written in pencil in the Scovill geometric/floral thermoplastic case behind the image, ""June 27, 1865 / Age 21 yrs 9 mo. 18 da. J. C. Moseley". Image and case both about perfect; "History of the Eighth Kentucky Infantry Volunteers", published in 1880 and written by Capt. T. J. Wright of the regiment. 4 1/2" X 7", brown cloth with gilt stampings, 286pp. fine condition and contains several mentions of Moseley; Maroon silk waist sash. Quite narrow, only 3" wide. Retains one of the original tassels, there is a knot on the other end of the sash to mount a tassel but no tassel is present. Possibly used by Moseley this way as Sgt. Maj. Some wear on the tassel but overall fine condition; Two period gold bullion hat cords with acorn tassels. One very fine quality with adjusting loop, the other rope like and simply knotted at the front rather than having an adjusting loop. Both in perfect condition; Moseley's sergeant major's stripes. Obviously a 'field expedient' piece. 7" X 6 3/4" high blue wool background. The stripes, which actually appear to be piping from a uniform, light blue, now faded to almost white. Generally excellent and sound with a few holes in the background and a few worn/missing pieces of the stripes but clearly showing use and a very rare piece of Civil War insignia; Carte-de-Visite album containing a number of images of Moseley and other ID'd members of the 8th Kentucky along with another group of CDVs including Gen. Garfield and other ID'd members of the 8th Kentucky and several other Kentucky regiments, most with presentations to Moseley and much detail written on verso. Very nice group of images; a wonderful 27" X 25" printed flag with 13 stripes, "Liberty And Union Forever" surrounded by stars in the blue field with a number of period ink notations. Dated on the lower right corner "Louisville, Ky April 14 1865." Stripes with names of generals including "Grant, Sherman and Sheridan, Thomas, Rousseau and T. J. Wood" with "Union and Constitution" below. Additional ink notation just below the field "Lincoln and Seward assassinated on the night o(f) 14th Apl 1865 at Washington City. Which further testifies to the date of the flag as early news indicated Seward had, indeed, been killed, which was, of course, subsequently corrected. Flag with some minor scattered stains but excellent and sound with nail holes visible along the left side where it was clearly attached to something. Wonderful grouping.