Hundreds of lots of daguerreotypes, Civil War artifacts, including Alexander Gardner’s Photographic Sketchbook of the War which sold for $144,000, were among the items to change hands during Cowan's Auctions' 302-lot American History: Live Salesroom Auction.
A 1917 Uncle Sam poster, which sold for $4,425, was just one of several hundred lots to change hands during Willis Henry Auction's first Asian Art and Militaria auction Nov. 16.
It's been 153 years since the first shots were fired at Fort Sumter, in the Charleston Harbor in South Carolina, marking the start of the Civil War. Yet, interest in the historical aspects and artifacts of this war carries on.
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War Battle of Okolona, the community is hosting a reenactment of the battle and an auction (on Feb. 22), rich with Civil War Memorabilia.