Sale 2473 - Printed & Manuscript Americana, April 12, 2018

73 72 c   (CIVIL WAR—NEW JERSEY.) The Campaign of the Twenty-Ninth New Jersey Volunteers. Letterpress broadside, 12 1 / 2 x 8 1 / 4 inches; worn, multiple folds, foxing and moderate dampstaining. Holmdel, NJ: for sale by the author, 1 May 1863 [300/400] This 26-stanza ballad tells the history of a rather undistinguished 9-month regiment, but has humor and rarity on its side. The regiment did not bathe in glory at its only battle: “While the Battle of Fredericksburg was raging we guarded the track / For the cars had to keep the soldiers in plenty of hard- tack . . . . / Our gallant Colonel went forth in command / ‘Till a shell from the enemy struck near in the sand / The sight of the missile filled Applegate with fright / He turned, put spurs to his horse, and was soon out of sight . . . / He would go home in disgrace rather than share a worse fate / Thus ended the military career of E.F. Applegate.” The author of these sarcastic verses signed only as “A.H.” and “a member of Co. G,” and placed himself as a resident of Holmdel, NJ. We trace only one possibility for an author: Amariah Haven Stewart (1818-1902), a Company G corporal from Holmdel who was a farmer and public school teacher in peacetime. We trace no other copy of this broadside in OCLC, in Felcone’s New Jersey Broadsides, or elsewhere. 73    (CIVIL WAR—NEW YORK.) Design for a Gettysburg monument to a New York soldier. Hand-colored and personalized lithograph, 24 x 18 inches; several short closed tears repaired with tape on verso, wear to right margin. Np, 1889 [250/350] This attractive heraldic design honored John Jay Buskirk (1821-1897), who served in the 66th New York Infantry and as a steward of the Army of the Potomac’s General Hospital. In addition to patriotic motifs, it includes his regimental insignia and the badge of the 1st Division, II Corps. The design also references his service as a New York City volunteer fireman in 1845, and is captioned “Monument dedicated on the Wheatfield at Gettysburg, Pa. 1889.” 72