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Cincinnati, OH, United States
DoneTue, Apr 29, 2014 2:00 PM GMT

Civil War Uniforms and Cartes de Visite

The Robert Trownsell Civil War Collection, including uniforms and more than 1,700 cartes de visite of Union general officers. Cowan?s is pleased to offer the unparalleled lifetime assembly of Generals and Brevet Brigadier General cartes-de-visite together with twenty-four superlative examples of pristine Civil War uniforms representing the eminent collection of Robert Trownsell. The array of vetted cloth is stunning and consistently of high quality with several true rarities simply not available in todays? market. Fifteen of the uniforms are identified to their owners reflecting varied service histories from dutiful to commendable ranging across both theaters of war. Inspired many years ago to replicate Roger Hunt?s seminal "Brigadier Generals In Blue" as a life-long collecting endeavor, the range of Brevet Brigadiers offered here?nearly 850 cartes and post-war cabinet cards with many autographed?is likely to be the foremost compilation of its kind. The collection comprises about 61% of the roughly 1,400 views published in Hunt. The full roster of Brevet Brigadiers is comprehensive, but a handful of the most desirable cartes must necessarily embrace Gettysburg personalities like Lt. Col. William Dudley, 19th Indiana, Lt. Col. John M. Lindley, 19th Indiana, Col. Henry Morrow, 24th Michigan, and Col. George H. Ward, 15th Massachusetts, KIA Gettysburg. Other notables include the enigmatic Marcus Reno, Captain of the 7th Cavalry, and James M. Robertson signed as Capt. 2nd Arty. Horse Baty, later Chief of Horse Artillery, Army of the Potomac. Whichever Brevet Brigadier you are looking for, chances are at least 60% that it will be found in this sale! Plus nearly every general officer found in Ezra Warner?s essential "Generals in Blue" is represented in the Trownsell collection.