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2 Amazing Pieces Sent Home From the Fall of the Confederacy
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Here is a wonderful pair of pieces of the fallen Confederacy. This is an original piece of a Confederate Flag and a Confederate Note. These 2 pieces are in a display with the original letter telling their story. There is a 6 inch by 3 inch piece of cloth from a flag and it has the printed words "Richmond Capitol, Confederate Flag, April 1865." Accompanying the flag piece is a $10 Confederate note, measuring 7 inches by 3 inches. This note is the 1864 issued Confederate $10 note that depicts the scene of the horses pulling the cannon with the likeness of Confederate Secretary of State and Senator Robert Hunter. What makes this pair of pieces really special is the accompanying letter from Lt. Col. A.B. Lawrence, which certifies the authenticity of the two pieces. This one page letter was written in Richmond on May 5th 1865. It measures 8-1/2 inches by 11 inches in overall size. The letter reads in full: "This is to certify - That the attached is a piece of the Confederate Flag that floated over the Rebel Capitol in this city of Richmond Va captured in the surrender, and the authority of the U.S. Provost Marshal General Patrick, was by me cut into pieces for distribution as a significant memento of the rebellion and surrender. AB Lawrence Lt. Col. and Chief Qr Mr. P.S. The attached confederate note is a part of the Funds of the Army of Northern Virginia' surrendered by Gen. Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Court House Va April 9, 1865 and receipted for by me as such as the Acting Chief Quarter master U.S. Forces at Appomattox Court House Va by order of our Gen. U.S. Grant. AB Lawrence Lt. Col. U.S. Vols." On the back of the letter it states that these two relics were given to the Loyal Legion in Philadelphia. Lawrence presented the two pieces during a GAR "Camp Fire" event held in Castile, New York on September 2, 1904. There are at least three other presentations by Lawrence known to exist, each being smaller and less attractive than this one. A great grouping of relics from the final days of the Civil War! Both the flag and $10 note have a grommet hole from where they were attached to the letter. The pieces come beautiful framed in a museum quality glass and frame that measures 23 inches by 17 inches in overall size. It is also accompanied by and original reunion medal for the United Confederate Veterans that was held in New Orleans on May 19th 1903. On the top bar it has the word "SOUVENIR" displayed in bold letters. The original pin is missing from the back of the top bar. This one still has the original red and white ribbon intact. but it is frayed and has been reinforced with a piece of tape. On the medallion itself it has the Confederate battle Flag crossed and around the edge it has "NEW ORLEANS, May 1903" and "U.C.V.. On the back it has the maker's mark of the famous maker of the Robbins Company in Attleboro, Massachusetts.It is ready to hang on your wall. This is a fantastic set of history from the last days of the Confederacy.

Item #: B5508
Shipping Weight: 15 lbs
Your Price:$3,500.00 USD
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