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The Inkwell From Alexander Stephens Desk in the Confederate Senate
Item #: v8065
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Here is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a piece from the desk of the Confederate Vice President. This is the original inkwell from the desk of Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens. Alexander Stephens,Before the Civil War Stephens was a lawyer from the state of Georgia. Stephens served in the Georgia state legislature and then in 1843, was elected to the US House of Representatives. He served the entire Civil War as the Vice-President of the Confederacy. After the Civil War he was imprisoned at Fort Warren in Boston, Massachusetts for 5 months. In 1866. He was elected to the U.S. Senate from Georgia but the Congressional Republicans refused to accept Stephens. In 1882 he was elected governor of Georgia. He served in that capacity until he passed away on March 4, 1883. This inkwell is constructed of black painted tin with a glass insert in the center. What makes this one so special is the ancient paper label on the bottom of the inkwell. It reads in beautiful old Brown ink "Taken from the desk of Vice Pres. A.H. Stephens In Rebel Senate Chambers Richmond Va. at its capture Apr. 3, 1865." When the union Army finally entered Richmond in April 1865, they took souvenirs from all of the high-ranking offices. This one was carried home to New England, where it spent all the years since in a private collection. The inkwell is accompanied by the folk art style wall mount stand made of wood. In each of the 4 corners it has the small 6 Corps insignia attached. This is your chance to own a piece from one of the most important men in the Confederate government.

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