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Non-Dug Items Used by Soldiers and on the Homefront
Misc. Non-Excavated
Major General Henry' Halleck's Custom Made Civil War Blanket
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It isn't often that you get a chance to own an original Civil War soldier's blanket but here you have a chance to own the personal blanket of Major General Henry W. Halleck. Henry Wager Halleck (January 16, 1815 – January 9, 1872) was a senior United States Army officer, scholar, and lawyer. A noted expert in military studies, he was known by a nickname that became derogatory: "Old Brains". He was an important participant in the admission of California as a state and became a successful lawyer and land developer. Halleck served as the General-in-Chief of the Armies of the United States from 1862 to 1864, and then became Chief of Staff for the remainder of the war when Ulysses S. Grant was appointed to that position. This is a finely crafted blanket with the main body that has aged to a beautiful milky tan color. The top and bottom edge is ornately trimmed with lined that are now a purple tone. This color is probably a faded blue because as we see with materials from the period, they age to different tones because of the wide variety of yes they used at the time. There are trace of the original silk border remaining. In the center of the blanket, it is wonderfully stitched "Maj. Gen. H.W. Halleck" over "U.S.A.". You can tell that this is the quality that was fine enough for a Major General's rank. Halleck was promoted to the rank of Major General on August 19th 1861. Only July 23rd 1862, He was assigned as General-in-Chief of the Armies of the United States, which he served as from 1862 to 1864. At that time, March 12th 1864, he started services as a Lieutenant General and chief of staff for the army. The blanket itself measures approximately 65 inches by 74 inches in overall size. It is accompanied by an original engraving style Civil War CDV image of Halleck in unform. It is an amazing and personal artifact from one of the most famous of all Civil War Generals, Henry W. Halleck.

Item #: C885
Shipping Weight: 8 lbs
Your Price:$5,950.00 USD
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