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Massive Carved Burl Wood Civil War Pipe Identified to John Kipka, 8th Ohio Vols. Front with a deep relief carved American sh...

2008 November Signature Civil War Auction #6015

 
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Auction Ended On: Nov 21, 2008
Item Activity: 1 Internet/mail/phone bidders
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Eisenhower Hotel & Resort
2634 Emmitsburg Road
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(717) 334-8121

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Massive Carved Burl Wood Civil War Pipe Identified to John Kipka, 8th Ohio Vols. Front with a deep relief carved American shield with tiny die stamped letters "John C. Kipka" around the rim and "8 Ohio" in the center. Carved in relief on one side with a star and on the other with a heart. Also carved with massive deep relief leaves on bottom and back. One age crack, otherwise about perfect with nice patina showing evidence of having been heavily smoked. Kipka enlisted in the Seneca Sharp Shooters, 8th Ohio Inf. On April 22, 1861 and on June 2 was promoted to sergeant. Kipka was mortally wounded on July 3 at Gettysburg during Pickett's charge and died on July 4. The 8th Ohio was very heavily engaged, losing 101 men killed and wounded, capturing three stands of colors and 200 prisoners, with two men being awarded the Medal of Honor for their actions that day. An impressive Civil War pipe with a superb history.

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