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Bronze Major General George H. Thomas Presentation Medal to Brevet Major General James H. Wilson with Presentation Letter and Knife

Auction:
3034M
Lot:
86
Sold for:
$3,690$3,000

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Auction:
Sale #3034M - 3034M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 26, 2017 10:00AM

Description:

Bronze Major General George H. Thomas Presentation Medal to Brevet Major General James H. Wilson with Presentation Letter and Knife, c. 1866, bronze medal in the original presentation case with the original presentation document signed by Major General Thomas, a carte-de-visite of Brevet Major General Wilson, a cabinet card of Major General Thomas, a copy of James Harrison Wilson/Delaware's Greatest Soldier, a card with images of the presentation medal, and Wilson's pocketknife inscribed with his name.

Provenance: The collection of Nicholas A. Penachio.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

The binding on the presentation case is worn and repaired with red tape, letters, images, and knife are all in very good condition.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

George H. Thomas, James Harrison Wilson, Nicholas A. Penachio, Alexander Wilson, James H. Wilson, Military personnel