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From the Signature House, Bridgeport, West Virginia, auction of October 20, 2001, the following items were sold:

Lot 69: CDV bust portrait vignette in uniform of Confederate General John Bell Hood. E.&.H.T. Anthony backstamp; light soiling. Lot brought $410.

Lot 80: Identified CDV of two uniformed, full-length members of the pre-war Baltimore County Horse Guard in uniform with greatcoats, slouch hats with feathers, cavalry boots, sword belts and sabers. One man is identified as “Dr. Nicholas G. Ridgely (Right) Baltimore County Horse Guards 1861.” Lot brought $925.

Lot 82: Half-length CDV portrait vignette of Wade Hampton in uniform with bold signature on lightly lined paper adding “May 4th 1893.” Contained under glass in an ornate gilt frame. Lot brought $500.

Lot 98: Stereo view published by E.&.H.T. Anthony & Co. of George Armstrong Custer, a quarter-length seated portrait in uniform as a Civil War brigadier general. Very minor left edge wear; light soiling on verso. Lot brought $2,700.

Lot 99: Stereograph from a Brady negative, full-length seated portrait of George Armstrong Custer in Civil War uniform outside a tent with a dog lying at his feet. Captioned on verso, “Gen. Custer at his Head Quarters in the field, Army of the Potomac, Va.” Published by E.&.H.T. Anthony & Co. Few tiny ink spots in dark area on left image; light soiling on verso. Lot brought $2,500.

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