Six (6) Taylor family ephemera items, including Civil War battlefield/camp pickups and Spanish-American War era cartridge belt. 1st item: Relic battlefield pick up rifle, with wooden stocks, octagon barrel, and lock plate marked "US" in three separate pieces. Includes paper label with ink numeral reading "21." Lock plate – 3 3/4" H x 6 3/4" L. Barrell – 50" L. Stocks – 59" L. Note: Corresponding notation on Taylor inventory list reads "U.S.A. Springfield Gun-lock from A.X. Shields." 2nd item: Cast iron frying pan camp pickup with accompanying note reading "Frying Pan found in Federal camp by FW Taylor 2d (Franklin Walter "F. W." Taylor) during Rebellion 1861-5" with additional paper label with ink numeral reading "30". 2" H x 10 1/2" dia. Note: Corresponding notation on Taylor inventory list reads "Picked up by F.W. Taylor 2nd in Camp near CheeksXRoads in 1863 Generals Kershaw & Longstreet." 3rd item: Leather pouch, possibly a Civil War battlefield pick up, with broken leather strap. Label with ink numeral reading "97" to front flap. Pouch – 5 1/2" H x 6 1/4" W. 4th item: Wood fragment with inscription reading "C. S. Currycomb From M Camp Dec 1863 Longstreets Camp" and paper label with ink numeral "…15" 5 3/4" H x 8 1/4" W x 7/8" D. 5th item: Stirrup or spur with accompanying note reading "Morristown Tenn 1917 stirrup of Joseph Samuel Feamster bro of…Laura A Taylor This spur he had made…1880 the mate was lost Laura A. Taylor." 4 3/8" L x 3 1/2" W. 6th item: Canvas and metal cartridge belt, Spanish-American War era or later, with inscription to reverse reading "…J.M Ash….U S First Texas." 3 1/8" H x 40 1/4" L. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. Note: The relic rifle and frying pan are on a 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), other ink numerals correspond to the same numbering system. CONDITION: 1st item: Relic condition. Oxidation to lock plate. 2nd item: Areas of rust, oxidation. 3rd item: Leather in worn, stiff condition. Strap is broken into two pieces (each piece is still attached to pouch). 5th item: Rust, oxidation, possibly break to one side. 6th item: Overall good condition with tarnish to metal.
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