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Bibb family archives & coverlet, Alabama. 1st item – Southern whitework embroidered bedspread, accompanied by old family note stating it was made by "Mrs. Judge B. S. Bibb in 1818" ( note mounted on board under urethane), white crewelwork embroidery flowers and vines on white linen with crochet openwork "petals", fringed ends. 93" x 78". 2nd item – Brass engraved plate, "Montgomery True Blues Capt. & Mrs. P. B. Bibb November 10th, 1887". Scratched in back, "E. L. Bibb 9/21/10 1910". Peyton B. Bibb (1857-1906), Captain of the Montgomery True Blues, educated at the Naval Academy and the Virginia Military Institute, later General Manager of the Montgomery Iron Works. 2" x 3". 3rd item – Civil War era military letter dated June 20, 1863, "Maj Reeve(?sp) – There are no movements of the enemy but a diverse force from three batteries, two new ones opened this morning. The fighting(?sp) is very heavy. AW Reynolds" (Confederate Brigadier General Alexander Welch Reynolds). A note written below in darker script is signed by George W. Hails (1847 – 1925). Colonel Hails was from Company F, 7th Alabama Cavalry, Ruckers Brigade C.S.A. He writes,"This is a dispatch taken by the Signal Corps at Vicksburg Miss – by Rufus Galloway, a member of Colonel Bibb's regiment who was detailed for that service & given to me as a souvenir in July 1865.." 4th – 6th items – Benajah S. Bibb's Bible, American Bible Society, New York, 1851. Inscribed inside cover Benajah S. Bibb and dated Dec. 25, 1852. Interior with the Bibb Family Record spanning the 19th century. Remaining items include a "Confederate Monument on Capitol Hill, Montgomery Alabama" pamphlet, and a 1900 Pocket map cover and introduction only (no map) of Montgomery, Alabama. Provenance: The Greene Museum, Phenix City, Alabama. See related lots #125 and #560. CONDITION: 1st item – embroidered bedspread in poor/fragile condition with stains, tears, and holes. 2nd item – overall very good condition. 3rd item – fading of ink, folds and wear to paper. 4th – 6th items – Bible with some of the Family Records detached from binder, monument document with loose back cover, losses to spine and corners of covers, pocket map without map and losses to cover.