Civil War & Militaria Auction Spectacular

Worthington Galleries is hosting a live online auction featuring more than 350 lots of Civil War and militaria collectibles. This sale also includes fine art, sculptures, rare books, maps, and manuscripts. Auction is Open for Bidding. Ends Saturday, October 21st.

NRA ANTIQUE FIREARM CONDITIONS STANDARDS: FACTORY NEW: All original parts; 100% original finish; in perfect condition in every respect, inside and out. EXCELLENT: All original parts; over 80% original finish;

John Bell Hood

John Bell Hood (June 1[2] or June 29,[3] 1831 – August 30, 1879) was a Confederate general during the American Civil War. Hood had a reputation for bravery and aggressiveness that sometimes bordered on recklessness. Arguably one of the best brigade and division commanders in the Confederate States Army, Hood gradually became increasingly ineffective as he was promoted to lead larger, independent commands late in the war, and his career and reputation were marred by his decisive defeats leading an army in the Atlanta Campaign and the Franklin-Nashville Campaign.

CIVIL WAR BATTLE OF FORT DONELSON – FEBRUARY 15, 1862

After capturing Fort Henry on February 6, 1862, Brig. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant advanced cross-country to invest Fort Donelson. On February 16, 1862, after the failure of their all-out attack aimed at breaking through Grant’s investment lines, the fort’s 12,000-man garrison surrendered unconditionally. This was a major victory for Brig. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and a catastrophe for the South. It ensured that Kentucky would stay in the Union and opened up Tennessee for a Northern advance along the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers. Grant received a promotion to major general for his victory and attained stature in the Western Theater, earning the nom de guerre “Unconditional Surrender.”