SOLD! for $5,290.00.
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- High Estimate: $1,000.00
- Realized: $5,290.00
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Civil War tin type of Union soldier, Sirenius M. Mort, a member of the Mort pottery family of Jefferson County, Tennessee. Mort is shown seated in his uniform holding a sword with tinted highlights to his face, uniform buttons and chestbelt. Housed in original gutta percha case with embossed patriotic symbols including an eagle and American flag to exterior. Overall very good condition with some light spotting to image and discoloration to left side of gold matte frame.Case measures 3 3/4″ H x 3 3/8″ W. Mid 19th century. Provenance: In addition to being a member of the Mort pottery family of Jefferson County, Tennessee, Sirenius M. Mort also served as a 1st Lieutenant with the 9th Tennessee Cavalry Volunteers, Company F, during the Civil War. He died on July 15, 1869 of an apparent sunstroke. A period newspaper clipping accompanies this lot which details his death and discusses the “Tribute of Respects” given by the ex-soldiers who servedwith him.