Archive of thirty-four (34) items, many Civil War era, Revolutionary War era, or Confederate Reunion related, including 1848 Mexican silver coin given as payment to Samuel Milton Taylor of Tennessee by the Confederate States of America (CSA), Union brass buttons, Iron signal cannon base used at Fort Ninety-Six, South Carolina, CSA $500 bonds, 1887 Reunion ribbon, and more. 1st item: 1848 Mexican First Republic Silver 8 Reales 10 D 20G coin, given as part of a one dollar and fifty cents payment to Samuel Milton Taylor by the Confederate Government at Greensboro, NC, at the time of the surrender of General Joseph E. Johnson in May 1865. Depicts an eagle with a snake in its beak, obverse, radiant cap, reverse. Reeded edge. Includes a handwritten note with family oral history story dated 7/8/07 with later date Aug 10 1973 en verso, and an envelope with a typed version of the story. 0.903 fineness, 0.870 troy ounces. Note: Samuel Milton Taylor served as a Private in the 16th Regiment, Tennessee Regiment, Company E, a Sergeant in the 4th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry, Company D, and a First Sergeant in the 2nd Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry, Company E. He was a prisoner of war in Camp Douglas, Chicago, Illinois (from Sept 1863-April 1865) and was a businessman after the war. (source: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/10134653/samuel-milton-taylor). 2nd-3rd items: Two (2) Federal Infantry brass buttons, 2-piece construction, including one (1) cuff button depicting the Great Seal of the United States with an "I" in the center of the shield and one (1) depicting the Great Seal of the United States. No visible manufacturer's marks. Approximately 13-19 mm dia. 4th item: Iron signal cannon base stamped with "P" proof mark. 18 1/2" L x 5 3/4" dia. Note: According to an inventory list created by Joseph Feamster Taylor (1892-1965) of Whitesburg, TN, son of Franklin Walter Taylor (1854-1919), grandson of Franklin William Taylor (1810-1897), great grandson of Lieutenant William Graham (1786-1857, served circa 1807-1815 in the Sixth Regiment in the Tennessee State Militia), the owner of the Early TN Militia coat in Lot 608, and father of Joseph Franklin Taylor (1934-2015), this cannon was used at Fort Ninety-Six, SC, also known as Old Ninety Six and Star Fort, when it was besieged during the American Revolutionary War, circa 1776-81. Part of the top of the cannon was blown off during the celebration of the election of General Wade Hampton, the first Democratic Governor after the post Civil War Reconstruction period. This is number 67 on the inventory list. 5th-7th item: Three (3) CSA $500 five hundred dollar coupon bonds, issued in Richmond, VA, December 2, 1862, engraved by B. Duncan, Columbia, SC. Portrait of Judah P. Benjamin, CSA Cabinet Member, top center, surrounded by a decorative border. Serial # 338, sequential 446, and 447. Each includes thirty coupons. Each with Registrar of the Treasury signature. Approximately 14 3/4" H x 14 1/8" W. 8th item: Macon, GA Confederate Veterans Reunion ribbon, October 26, 1887. Consists of a printed red silk ribbon with information text and "REVIEWED BY Ex-Pres't JEFFERSON DAVIS" to center, with metal tassels attached to bottom. Includes handwritten note reading "Present by Mrs. J. M. Cobb, Eufaula, Ala" affixed to loose thread. 6 1/4" H x 2" W. 9th item: Three (3) Confederate, Southern Almanacs bound together, including one (1) Confederate States of America Almanac, 1862, published by Southern Methodist Publishing House, Nashville, TN, one (1) Southern Almanac, 1863, published by Schaffter & Bryant, Lynchburg, VA, and one (1) Almanac, 1864, published by D. B. Payne and H. C. Victor, Lynchburg, VA. 8 1/8" H x 5 1/2" W x 5/8" D. 10th-20th items: One (1) brass case containing ten (10) shells and bullets. Case – 3/4" H x 3 3/4" W x 2 1/4" D. 21st-27th items: Seven (7) fabric stick flags, including five (5) Confederate Reunion flags and two (2) United States flags, one (1) with 43 stars and one (1) with 46 stars. Ranging from 6 1/8" to 7 1/8" L. 28th item: Wooden chest with a hinged lid. 9 3/4" H x 18 1/2" W x 10 3/8" D. 29th item: Burgundy leather wallet with burgundy fabric lined accordion interior, inscribed "R A Halland" to interior flap. 4" H x 8 1/2" W x 5/8" D. 30th item: Brass stick pin with a fox head top and rhinestone eyes. Unmarked. 2 7/8" L. 31st item: Krementz Plate cufflink. Approximately 3/8" dia. 32nd item: Iron spur, the rowel made from an Indian Head cent coin, illegible year. 4 1/2" L. 33rd item: Pair of iron sheep shears. Includes a handwritten note stating that they belonged to Colonel J. P. Haun. Marked "(star) I&J W". 11" L. 34th item: Pair of iron bullet mold with black paint coated handles. 9 1/2" L. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. CONDITION: All items in overall good condition with wear to be expected from age. Paper items with tears, foxing spots, etc. 8th item: Fraying, loose threads. Printed text in visible condition. 4th item: See description.
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