Sold for $690.00 at auction on Cowan’s
Captain Thomas Henry Hines, Co. E, 9th Kentucky Cavalry in civilian dress with Canadian imprint of J. Turner’s Gallery, Torontowith period penciled Hines on verso. Hines rode with Morgan on the “Great Raid” and was captured July 15, 1863, a few days before the end at Buffington Island. The captain was one of the officers that escaped with Morgan from the Ohio State Penitentiary on November 15, 1863. He made his way to Canada where he acted as an operative for the Confederate Secret Service in the Northwest Conspiracy plot. The plan was to furnish weapons to free thousands of Confederate prisoners held at Camp Douglas and storm Chicago thereby unleashing a popular Copperhead uprising. The same CDV was used in the Time-Life Civil War book, Spies, Scouts and Raiders, page 59. See also Lot 663 from Cowan’s sale June 9-10, 2005 for the Morgan CDV group and original 1985 letter from Time-Life editors requesting the use of this Hines image. This is the CDV that was missing from that lot. Hines’ autograph was among those sold in the Morgan’s Raiders Autograph Album, Lot 539, Cowan’s sale June 6-7, 2007.