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    "Brigadier James D. Morgan/ 1862 - 1865/ Edward Wells/ 1919" is the Engraved Inscription on the Back of this Near Mint M1851 Civil War Officer's Sword Belt Plate. Absolutely exquisite quality, the finest we've ever seen and certainly commensurate with a general grade officer's belt. Retains 98% of the original brilliant gilt. Morgan served in the Mexican War with the 1st Illinois Infantry and , at the outbreak of the Civil War ascended to command of the 10th Illinois. Promoted to brigadier general on July 17, 1862, Morgan served ably under Grant and Pope and was brevetted major general of volunteers March 13, 1865 for gallantry at Bentonville, N. C. He mustered out on August 24, 1865 and died in Quincy, Ill. In 1896. Edward Wells was Morgan's son-in-law. Also included is a cabinet portrait of Morgan circa 1880 and a great view of Morgan with friends on a fishing expedition. Additionally there is a photograph of Wells with his family and a view of the Wells family cemetery plot in Quincy. Very nice historic grouping and an absolutely gorgeous plate.

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    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
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