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2nd Lieutenant Charles Wilson, 19th U.S.C.T. Archive, Sword, and Veteran's Medals

Auction:
3165M
Lot:
319
Sold for:
$3,998$3,250

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Auction:
Sale #3165M - 3165M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
November 02, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

2nd Lieutenant Charles Wilson, 19th U.S.C.T. Archive, Sword, and Veteran's Medals, c. mid to late 19th century, a wooden box filled with war-time unit papers, rolls, four diaries from 1863-66, a non-regulation imported officer's sword, a G.A.R. kepi, eighteen G.A.R. medals, one presentation G.A.R. medal with a yellow ribbon and central American flag, gold eagle with crossed cannon and a central stone, a suspended shoulder strap with three stars, a medal marked "BERDAN'S U.S. SHARPSHOOTERS" with crossed muskets and inset stones, and an enameled gold G.A.R. star engraved on the back "Presented to/C.B. Wilson/Senior Vice/COMMANDER IN CHIEF/1919-1920/by his comrades of the/G.A.R./Los Angeles," a post-war image, and his travel clock.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

Papers and diary's have some age appropriate wear.


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Keywords

Charles Wilson, Berdan, Clothing, Decatur, Illinois, Grand Army of the Republic, Kepi, Los Angeles