SOLD! for $320.00.
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Approximately fifty (50) Civil War or Post Civil War era items, including Confederate Salisbury Prison letter, dated 1864. 1st item: ALS. One page handwritten letter from Salisbury Prison Guard First Sergeant Benjamin Cass, 44th Tennessee Infantry, Company A, to W.D. Grimes, Esquire, his attorney, in Raleigh, NC, dated September 4, 1864. He writes "Dear Sir I drop you a few lines to let you no[sic] I am still in the land among the cursed…" Housed in an acyrlic slab with the envelope, postmarked Salisbury, NC, illegible date, with a blue ten cent Jefferson Davis stamp. 8" H x 5 5/8" W x 1" D. 2nd item: Union Artillery Captain shoulder epaulet. The War Nock Company, New York, label to reverse. 6 1/2" L. 3rd-6th items: Four (4) brass buttons, including two (2) Waterbury Company federal eagle coat buttons and two (2) Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) coat buttons. Ranging in size from 19mm to 22mm. 7th item: Unopened box of Frankford Arsenal 4 second fuses, dated 1863. 8th item: Knapsack hook affixed to cardstock with black lettering reading "…found along the banks of the Rappahannock River. Where in 1862 and 1863, the Northern Army camped white attemping to capture Fredericksburg [VA]…" 9th-14th items: Six (6) metal items, including one (1) chain fragment stamped "US," two (2) round shot molds, one (1) large safety pin, one (1) federal eagle pin, and one (1) hook. 15th-50th items: Thirty-six (36) dug relics, including shells, bullets, and the drag fragment from a scabbard. Provenance: The Estate of Kevin George Carle, Albemarle, NC. Condition: All items in overall good condition with wear, oxidation, to be expected with age and manner of use. ALS is in overall very good, legible condition. Pinback is not intact to federal eagle pin.