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1861 Dated New York Printed Pocket Size New Testament Written in German
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Here is a great little piece for your campsite display. This is a pocket-size addition of the New Testament from the Bible. This one was printed in 1861 in New York City and is so marked on the title page. Many Union soldiers were German immigrants, many of whom were enlisted straight off the immigrant ships. It is possible that this Bible was carried by one of those soldiers. You can tell by the wear to the book that it was carried quite a bit. The inside cover still has the paper label from the Bible House in Baltimore. It is filled in in brown ink stating that it was carried by Henry Dell who was serving with the 19th New York State Militia. It also states that "Should I die on the battlefield or in Hospital for the sake of humanity, acquaint Philip J. Dicareaux residing Newbergh, NY of the fact and where my remains may be found.". The records show that Dell enlisted on May 26th 1862 as a private int he 19th New York. He served with the regiment until September 6th 1862. This is a great little personal item dated from the start of the Civil War, 1861.

Item #: C1594
Shipping Weight: 1 lb
Your Price:$295.00 USD
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