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Broadside: Price list “Summit Tobacco Works” Office of Morten Bros. Manufactures of Fine-Cut Chewing Tobacco, Nos. 32 & 34 East Second Street. Cincinnati, O.

Morten Bros] Broadside. Approx. 12" x 6". A few folds and creases. Very good. Contents of the broadside include a price list of Fine-Cut Tobacco. Advertisement states "The above goods are all made from sound sweet leaf properly cured, (By ourselves at our warehouse at Catawba, Ky.,) and very sweet, as sweetness in fine-cut is demanded by the consumers. We Would like for you to examine the sample of of our goods with others." A reply note written to a potential customer Julius Neil, Esq is located above the printed area. The Morten Bros hand written note to a customer is here transcribed: Julius Neil, Esq Cincinnati Sept 28/77 Dear Sir. In answer to your 25th? we herewith hand you prices of fine cut. Please read the printed matter carefully as it is just what we would write you. Although it is hit a short time since we first shipped goods ordered through the examples yet we are already receiving duplicate orders and we are not certain if you favor us with an order that when you have it introduced to your trade, though the signs you will find then the best selling goods in Paducah and that your first order will soon be followed by a second. We solicit your order by return mail so as to allow us time to have your name painted on signs. Yours Res? Morten Bros The Morten Bros Office in 1877 was listed in the 1878 directory for the City of Cincinnati.
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Civil War Document: November 1863 Douglas Hospital, Washington D. C. Invalid Corps Report of 22 listed soldiers, their rank, company, regiment, etc.

Douglas Hospital Washington, D. C.] [United States Army Invalid Corps] Hand Written Document. Folded. Approx. 11.5" x 8". 4 pages (1 page unused). Information written on lined paper with red columns. 22 numbered soldiers in the Invalid Corps are listed. Document is in very good condition. The Veteran Reserve Corps (originally the Invalid Corps) was a military reserve organization created within the Union Army during the American Civil War to allow partially disabled or otherwise infirm soldiers (or former soldiers) to perform light duty, freeing able-bodied soldiers to serve on the front lines (wikipedia). Transcribed as follows: Douglas Hospital Washington D.C., Nov. 1st 1863. Received this first day of November, 1863, at Douglas Hospital, Washington, D.C., from Depot Camp Invalid Corps Col. M. N. Wisewell Commanding, the following named men, transferred to Co. "K" 11th Regiment Invalid Corps by order of (Provost Marshal General is marked out) Medical Director of Washington. (The following names, rank, Co., Reg't, are listed. Most of the ranks for the men are missing. The date of transfer, and remarks are omitted) 1. George Vock Priv. Co. C 82d Ill 2. Houston Heichel Co. G 57 PA 3. George W. Perry Co. C 6th ME 4. Conrad Vollweilor Co. D 119th N.Y. 5. Charles M. Lane Co. I 11th N.H. 6. Andrew J. Dyer Co. C 18th Mass 7. Horace C. Wilson Corp'l. 3d N.Y. Ind. Baty. 8. William Scace? Priv. Co. G 43d N.Y. 9. P. Henry Curtin ? Co. E. 6th N.H. 10. Silas W. Day Priv. Co. B. 60th N.Y. 11. William M. Burchard Co. G. 16th Conn. 12. Daniel F. Smith Co. D. 20th ME 13. Charles W. Kline Co. K. 107th PA 14. James E. Riley Co. B. 3d PA R.C. 15. Abraham K. Ferris Co. K. 7th N.J. 16. Abraham W. Rose Co. E. 9th N.J. 17. William Roggenstein Co. H. 146th N.Y. 18. Levi I Dorr Co. B. 13th Mass 19. Z. M. Raymond Corp'l Co. B. 144th N.Y. 20. Andrew S. Mason Priv. Co. D. 6th MD 21 James Cox Co. F. 1st PA Cav. 22. Julian Lasche Co. K. 26th Wis. Nineteen of the above are present for duty, one sick, and two absent on furlough. [signed] Hannibal D. Norton, 1st Lieut., Comd'g C. K. 11th Reg't, (late 22d Co, 2d Batte) Invalid Corps. [written on page 4] Original List of men transferred to Co. K. 11th Regt I.C. Nov. 1 '63, sent copy Nov. 1st - 63 to Col. M N Wisewell.
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1864 Civil War Surgeon Report on Wounded 2d Lieut. John W. Wilson of Co. H. 57th Reg. Ind. Vols – “He is laboring under Amputation of right arm near the shoulder joint.”

U.S.A. Medical Director, District of Indiana] Document. Approx. 9.5" x 7.5." 1 page. Hand written content on blue lined, "Office of the Medical Director, District of Indiana" printed letterhead. 2 folds. Hand writing and document is in very good condition. "Triplicate" written in red pencil bottom of the page. John W. Wilson's record in the 57 Indiana Regiment is found under the Officer section listed on the site Civilwarindex (dot) Com. He was from Zionsville, Indiana and achieved the rank of Second Lieutenant in 1863. He was honorably discharged in December, 1864 due to his wounds. Letter transcribed best as follows: Office of the Medical Director, District of Indiana Indianapolis, august 25th 1864 2d Lieut. John H. Wilson of Co. H. 57 Reg. Ind. Vols. having applied for certificate for a absence on account of a wound, I do hereby certify that I have carefully examined this officer and find that he is laboring under Amputation of right arm near the shoulder joint, ligatures have not yet come away - necessitated by a gun shot wound, received in a skirmish near Dallas Ga, May 27th, 1864, and that in consequence thereof, he is, in my opinion, unfit for duty and not able to travel. I further declare my belief that he will not be able to resume his duties in a less period than 20 days from this date. Approved, [signed] J B Newcome Act. Asst Surg. U.S.A. [signed] J. S. Bobbs Surg. U.S.A. Med. Director P.O. Address Zionsville, Boone Co. Ind. Dist. Indiana.
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1861 Civil War Era Washington Georgia Domestic Letter Addressed to Dear Papa. Son writes to father about lessons, acting, and his new sister. Written on Confederate letterhead paper showing the first Confederate Flag with 7 stars

Georgia] [Confederacy] Letter. Approx. 8" x 6.5". 2 pages. A few folds. Very good. Son writing to his father during the first year of the Civil War while taking lessons in Georgia. The son discusses a new family member and his recent acting stating "I will act in a tableaux I act in four scenes (letter transcribed below). (From the internet: One arts-integrated teaching strategy that drama teaching artists use to help students make mental images is Tableau. Tableau is the theatrical technique in which actors freeze in poses that create a picture of one important moment in the play). Letter written on the first Confederate flag that was adopted March 4, 1861 with 7 stars and three stripes of red and white colors. Later in 1861 the same flag incorporated 13 States. The first Confederate flags resembled those of the Union and created confusion during the early battles of the Civil War. Not long after the 13 star flag was adopted the Confederacy changed to the standard 13 star St. Andrews Cross flag as the official battle flag for the rest of the War. Letter is transcribed as follows: Washington Geo Oct 9th 1861 My Dear Papa You must excuse me for not writing to you; but my time has been taken up with my lessons. when not with the tableaux I suppose you know that I have another little Sister. she is very pretty and sweet. Tomorrow I will act in a tableau I act in four scenes they are first Confederate States, But they have made me Maryland Second I am to be a Gossip third A Nun fourth A Gipsy. Saturday I will write and tell you all about the tableaux Providence permitting. Dear Papa I will now tell some thing of our school. I was third in the rank of the school and all the school was first in conduct. We are delighted to hear that you have gained 15 pounds and hope you will keep on gaining. though I dont want you to be a real fat man. You must not expect a long letter from your little daughter yet. Papa Mr Adams sends a great deal of love, and also your little daughter Amanda. Write to me soo(n) Dear Parent May thy God bless thee and sustain thee Dear Pap P.S. Annie Barnwell sends love to you P.P.S. Mr. Adams says he will write soon.
1861-65 Civil War Era Autograph Album of Carolina Powers

1861-65 Civil War Era Autograph Album of Carolina Powers, A Teacher at the Caldwell Institute in Danville, Kentucky and a resident of Chelsea, Boston, and Worcester Massachusetts

Mrs. Caroline Powers] Octavo. Black leather binding with gilt tooled floral decorations, illustration and title "Autographs" on the front board. Gilt floral decorations and "Autographs" on the spine. Blind stamped decorations, title and illustration on the back cover. [86] leaves with 45 pages used for autographs and inscriptions. Some ehemera laid inside the album (see below) Dates for the inscriptions range from April, 1861 to September, 1865. Leather is rubbed along the board edges. Binding is shaken with a few leaves coming loose. Several blank pages. Places signed include Danville, Kentucky; Cambridge Mass; Auburn, New York; Chelsea, Mass; Sommerville, Mass; Boston, Mass; Newbern, N.C.; Chicot Co, Arkansas; Fall River, Mass; Nashua, NH; and Eastport Maine. Contents include 3 Civil War officers inscriptions with added notes of military service by Caroline Powers? for two of the officers. Ephemera laid in the album includes: A 7 page hand written "Prospectus of the Caldwell Institute" a sort of light hearted verse of people at the Institute. A letter written on "Young Ladies Model School Somerville W. Tennessee" blue paper letterhead. The letter was sent from "2822 Clay St San Francisco Feb 9th 1909" and addressed "Dear Sister". The writer states "Im digging thro the various heaps of accumulation, George found this paper and thinks it a picture of a place where Carrie taught, and that you would be interested." An illustration of Caldwell Institute, Boyle Co. New clippings (some chipped and missing information) relating to Mrs. Caroline Powers and her ancestor Reverend Peter Powers a distinguished clergyman and pioneer in the Deer Isle, Maine area. The clippings related to Mrs. Caroline Powers include an obituary. According to the information provided in the article: "Mrs. Carolina Powers died at 15 Auburn Street in Worcester, Mass at the age of 82. She was born in East Sudbury as the place was called then, or Wayland, as it is known today, a place near Cambridge. She was the youngest child of Benjamin Carter, a farmer, and his wife, Martha Tilton Carter". Ancestry dot com has a record for Caroline H. Powers born in Wayland Mass about 1819 and died 1907 (possible the newspaper had the wrong age?). The clipping also provides family member names. Mrs. Powers was married to Herman Powers a commission merchant, whose establishment was on Kilby Street, Boston. The two lived in Boston for some years. Here three of their children were born: Carolina Powers who died 14 years ago in San Francisco, Dr. George H. Powers, now of San Francisco, and Edward R. Powers, who at the time of his death two years ago, was superintendent of the Cotton Exchange in New York." Another small clipping refers to Frank Colesworthy who had been 5 years in the Texas, Arizona and Indian Territory with the 23rd U.S. Infantry visiting family in Worcester. Also included is a more recent memo letterhead of Adra Powers Camp with the following information provided: "This is apparently an autograph album given Caroline Adra Powers when she left her teaching position in Kentucky. The letter on blue paper written in 1909 - probably from Uncle George's wife to Aunt Ellen. Uncle George being an eye Doctor in San Francisco - brother of Alfred Foster Powers - Aunt Ellen Powers Colesworth was his sister of course also. The Carrie referred to in the letter in Caroline Adra Power apparently to California cousins called her Carrie - So reference to Carrie means her She was known as Addie in New England and Uncle George's wife was Carrie! A sampling of autographs, inscriptions and added notes in this album follows: Robert Bickford Danville, Ky Apr 3d 1861 [AND] Mrs R. Bickford Danville Ky April 4th /61 Wm J. Dyer, Boston A. Wellington Worthley Co. K 45th Regt M.V. Newbern N.C. C S Goodloe Chicot Co Arkansas Wm I. Hubbell Aug. 10th '62 - Followed by pencil entries (different hand): "25th Conn" Sept 1862., 21st Conn, Acting Captain Coles Co. Sept 1864 - Capt & A.A.A.S 3d Brig - 1 Div 18th A.C-Wounded before Petersburg, Dec 1864 Home on furlough, Sept. 1865 Home. Discharged F. F. Stone - Followed by pencil notes (different hand): 45th Regiment "Cadets" Sept. 1862 Lieut Frank F. Stone - Jan '64. J W Churchill - With added note (different hand): Harvard '65 Nashua NH A H Bragg U.S.N. Nov 14th, 1861 - With added notes (different hand) 'Ohio' Sept. 1861, "Roanoke - Dec", "Minnesota" March 8th 1862, "Ben Morgan", Wachiscott?", "San Juancito" 2 small photographs of Mrs. E. W. McCabe and Sallie McCabe (same person) - Auburn N. Y. Alice Farnsworth Boston - With a note (different hand) "My Alice" (record from find a grave dot com: Alice Farnsworth, 1841-1921, Boston, Mount Auburn Cemetery).
Baccalaureate Address

Baccalaureate Address, Pronounced On the Seventh Anniversary Commencement of the University of Nashville, October 3, 1832

Lindsley, Philip Disbound wraps. 20 pages. Moderate toning to the paper. The last leave is detached and a few pages are starting to loosen. Period ink gift inscription top of the title page reads - "John Hinton, Esq with respects of I Hamilton." The author was the President of the University. He states in the opening on page 3, "Have not some, at desperate fraternal discord, already visible? Have not some, at least, of our wise and learned and honorable men begun to calculate the value of our National Union, and even to threaten its dissolution? Is then the fair fame of our infant republic to be tarnished, and the hopes of mankind to be blasted, by the very class of citizens who should have died to prevent a catastrophe so humiliating and disastrous? Whence is it that such men should thus be induced to jeopard national blessings and national glory, actually possessed or certainly within our reach, which have never yet been paralleled in our world? I am willing to believe that there is more delusion than knavery in the case that it is a momentary phrensy which will soon pass away; and that the gathering cloud will disappear long before the tempest shall burst upon our still peaceful habitations." 12 copies held in OCLC. Allen Tennessee Imprints 988; Sabin 41315. From wikipedia: The University of Nashville was an educational institution that existed as a distinct entity from 1826 until 1909. During its history, it operated at various times a medical school, a four-year military college, a literary arts (liberal arts) college, and a boys preparatory school. Educational institutions in operation today that can trace their roots to the University of Nashville include Montgomery Bell Academy, an all-male preparatory school; the Vanderbilt University Medical School; Peabody College at Vanderbilt University; and the University School of Nashville, a co-educational preparatory school. The predecessor to the University of Nashville, Davidson Academy, was founded as a preparatory school for boys in Nashville, Tennessee in 1785.[1][2] In 1802 this institution moved to a building in downtown Nashville. The facility, named Cumberland Hall, was located at 300 Peabody St., on the corner of what is now Peabody St. and Third Avenue.[3] The building no longer stands, but a Tennessee State Historical Marker was erected on the site. In 1806, Davidson Academy changed its name to Cumberland College.[1][2] United States President Andrew Jackson served on the board of trustees for many years during this time.[3] Meanwhile, Reverend Philip Lindsley (1786-1855) was named the chancellor of Cumberland College in 1824.[4].