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    Small 1864 Christmas Card from Union Lieutenant and Quartermaster Frank Browning to His Sister. This small and unique item measures approximately 3.5" x 2.25", about the size of a modern business card, and features The Lord's Prayer in a circular field inside a decorative wreath. It is signed by the artist at bottom, "H. Heath Artist". The text surrounding the prayer reads, "Executed by Lieut. Heath from Quartermaster Frank Browning U.S.A. to Sister Carrie with love Dec. 25 / 64 Merry Christmas". The card appears to be handwritten in total. The prayer, the wreath, and all of the text in the darker ink is most likely written in the hand of Lieutenant Horace Heath of the 3rd Connecticut Infantry. The lighter ink is most likely Browning's hand, since the card is addressed expressly to his sister. Little is known of Browning save that he mustered in with the Ohio 7th Cavalry in 1862 and resigned as Lieutenant and Quartermaster of the Connecticut 116th Infantry in May of 1865. The card is in a clear holder, which has been affixed to a 7.75" x 10.5" display page. The card is in very fine condition, with only moderate age-toning around the edges. A wonderful piece of ephemera for the Union enthusiast.

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    June, 2007
    24th-25th Sunday-Monday
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