Cowan's Auctions

As one of the nation’s leading auction houses with sales approaching $20 million, Cowan’s has been helping individuals and institutions build important collections for more than a decade. The company has seven divisions consisting of American History, American Indian and Western Art, American and European Fine and Decorative Art, Historic Firearms & Early Militaria, Asian Art, Ceramics, and Jewellery.

Throughout the year Cowan's Auctions holds major consignment auctions, each supported by a full colour catalogue that is sent to buyers throughout the United States and Canada. An internet-only version typically attracts buyers from South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Japan. More than 1,000 bidders usually participate in each sale.

Cowan's provides complete insurance and free storage for your consigned items. Their service includes all photography, advertising and catalogue preparation of the items that are consigned to them.

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Charles Miller Civil War Archive Including M1850 Foot Officer's Sword

Charles Miller enlisted in 1862 as a 27 year-old Second Lieutenant in Company H of the 48th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, recruited in Schuylkill County. He served in that regiment until April of 1863, by which time the 48th had seen action at several battles including the Second Battle of Manassas and South Mountain. In the Battle of Antietam, it crossed Burnside's Bridge and fought well into the night. It saw further action at Fredericksburg and participated in General Ambrose Burnside's disastrous "Mud March" campaign of January 1863. Miller would presumably serve in the 48th until April 1863, when he received the commission of a First Lieutenant in the 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry, being appointed to the position of Adjutant. Records indicate that Miller resigned from the 48th Infantry at an unknown date. United States National Park Service records show Miller appearing on the rolls of the 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry as entering with the rank of Sergeant, and exiting with the rank of First Lieutenant. As adjutant, Miller was responsible for ensuring smooth operation of the administrative activities of the regiment, drafting and submitting reports to the commanding officer as well as the company level leaders. Miller would remain with the regiment until the end of the war as it participated in some of the worst fighting in the war including the Battles of Gettysburg, Cold Harbor, and Petersburg. In total the regiment lost over 300 men. After the war, he would write and publish a history of the regiment. Lot includes Miller's commissions for both the 48th and 16th regiments, as well as a photograph of Miller wearing his Infantry officers uniform. Lot also includes Miller's U.S. Model 1850 Foot Officer's Sword, which appears to be of an import variety as it features oak leaves on the pommel as well as a more intricate guard than is normally encountered on domestic swords. In addition to his Foot Officer's Sword, the lot includes an Emerson & Silver U.S. Model 1860 Cavalry Saber, with 1861 manufacture date.Read more

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