Six (6) Civil War era related items, including Confederate belt plates, Stonewall Jackson CDV, letter written by Edwin Burford Paschall, editor of The Nashville Press newspaper, and stamped envelopes. 1st item: CSA "Rope Border" oval die-struck rolled brass waist belt plate made into a paperweight. Raised "CS" letters with a thin "rope style" border surrounded by a thicker line border, obverse. Affixed to a oval piece of silver/lead metal. 2 1/4" H x 3 1/2" W x 5/8" D. 2nd item: Civil War era ALS by Edwin Burford Paschall, also spelled Paschal, editor of the Nashville (Tn) Press Newspaper, to his son Benjamin Hillyard Paschall, MD, Arrington, TN, dated August 5, 1863. Edwin writes "Son Benja. Yours of 25th…was received yesterday. The trunk is alright. My health is better for a few days past, but I doubt if I am getting permanently well. My connection with the Press I regards as still of uncertain continuance. The Publishers can scarcely afford to pay Hawk and myself both full wages, and probably one of us will retire." He also writes of the effect of the war upon slaves, stating "…As to Osborn's case, this is difficult to be apprehended from the Federal Authorities. Unless a negro takes refuge within their picket lines, the relation between him and his master is the same now as before the war. The mischief is that he can, when he pleases, go within the lines and defy us. It would perhaps be best to get him home gently; but, as you are on the spot, I wish you to follow your own judgement in the matter. Whatever you may do will satisfy me…" He continues by mentioning the Press again and by stating that he does not know when he will be able to visit." He ends the letter by signing "…yrs. Edwin Paschall [senior]." Address panel, en verso. 12 7/8" H x 7 7/8" W. 3rd item: CSA reunion oval brass waist belt plate. Raised "CSA" letters surrounded by a line border, obverse. 2" H x 3 1/8" W. 4th item: CDV depicting a three quarter view bust portrait of Confederate General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson against an off white background. Printed black lettering reading "T. J. JACKSON, ('STONEWALL.")" centered below the image, later faint handwritten pencil inscription reading "Genl Stonewall Jackson" centered in the image. 4 1/8" H x 2 1/2" W. 5th-6th items: Two (2) associated envelopes, including one (1) addressed to Mr. H. C. Bate, Pulaski, TN, with a green three cent George Washington stamp and an illegible postmark stamp. Both approximately 2 7/8" H x 4 1/2" W. CONDITION: All items in overall good condition. 1st item: 3/4" hairline over the "S". Two bends to brass. 2nd item: Overall good, legible condition with minute foxing spots, areas of dampstaining. 1" X 3 1/4" area of loss, lower left corner. Minute holes to fold lines. 3rd item: Series scratches to reverse. Does not retain belt hooks.
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