James Longstreet (January 1821 – January 1904) was one of the foremost Confederate generals of the American Civil War and the principal subordinate to General Robert E. Lee, who called him his "Old War Horse." He served under Lee as a corps commander for many of the famous battles fought by the Army of Northern Virginia in the Eastern Theater, but also with Gen. Braxton Bragg in the Army of Tennessee in the Western Theater.
Lt. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson is pictured here. Artillery professor at Virginia Military Institute. Considered "Lee's Right Arm", Jackson helped to lead the Army of Northern Virginia to victory at the First and Second Manassas, the Valley Campaign of 1862, Seven Days Battles, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville. Jackson was a victim of friendly-fire at the Battle of Chancellorsville in 1863 and would soon die of pneumonia resulting from his wounds.
The Battle of Fredericksburg December 11–15, 1862, between General Robert E. Lee's Confederate Army of Northern Virginia and the Union Army of the Potomac, under Maj. Gen. Ambrose Burnside. The Union army's futile frontal attacks against entrenched Confederate defenders on the heights behind the city is remembered as one of the most one-sided battles of the American Civil War, with Union casualties more than twice as heavy as those suffered by the Confederates.
Carved Civil War Pipe. Quite large, the diameter of the bowl being 1¼", 2 1/8" high. Entirely hand carved of burl wood and shows signs of having been heavily smoked. Carved in deep ¼" letters across the front at the top "Antietam" and beneath that incise carved "Fair Oaks". Panel on the right side that terminates in a scroll incise carved "White Oak Swamp July 2th (sic)" and a similar panel on the left "Fredericksburg". These highly carved pipes are quite rare and highly desirable.