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    Ellsworth Zouaves Membership Certificate And CDV's.
    A majestic and colorful 13" x 11" printed certificate, filled in by hand certifying that John C. Bigelow is an active member, dated September 3, 1861, at Chicago, Illinois, and signed by E. L. Brand, commander of the unit. Amongst various vignettes of tigers (the symbol of the unit), an Illinois state seal, a heraldic eagle, Lady Liberty, and Colonel Ellsworth is the text: "Zouaves Membership Certificate. Drill and Organization same as the Zouaves and Chasseurs de Vincennes of the French Army. This is to certify, that Jno C., Bigelow is an Active Member of the Ellsworth Zouaves, and is entitled to all the privileges and immunities accruing to such Membership, according to the Regulations of the Company. Dated at the Company Head-Quarters, Zouaves Assembly Rooms, Chicago, September 3, 1861. E L Brand Command 't". Printed by Brewster, Pierce & Co. Printers of 120 Lake Street. Quite rare, this is the only one of these we've encountered. Excellent for display and a perfect centerpiece for a Zouaves collection. General toning and light staining, one small dark stain at lower left margin and corner chip. Comes with two CDV's, one being of Elmer Ellsworth with an Anthony/Brady back imprint and one of the Marshal House in Alexandria Va. where Ellsworth was killed with a Bowdoin, Taylor & Co. Alexandria, Va. back imprint. A rare assemblage of Ellsworth material, who is considered the first martyr of the Civil War.


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    November, 2019
    2nd Saturday
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