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    3rd Mass. Vol. Inf. Wood Storage Box Constructed in New Berne N. C. in 1862. The ID of the piece is obvious, with the statement that it was constructed in New Berne in 1862 being verbal/family history. Sturdily constructed pinewood box with finely dovetailed corners, 20 3/8" X 27 1/4" X 17 1/2" high including feet and lid. Shows honest wear and use but good sound complete condition, with the exception of the lock, which is missing, although the hasp is in place. Two iron hinges and heavy iron swivel handles on both sides. Neatly stenciled in 1 1/2" high black letters on the front "Regimental / Books / 3d Regt M. V. M." and on the side "Col. / S. P. Richmond". The remains of the word Regiment are also visible on the top of the lid but heavily worn and only partially visible. All stenciling absolutely period. The 3rd Mass. MVM mustered in September 1862 and arrived in New Berne on October 26. They were active throughout North Carolina during their term of service, losing 18 men killed and mortally wounded and mustered out June 26, 1863. Silas Pierce Richmond served as ADC to Benjamin Butler early in the war, and joined the 3rd Mass. 10/7/62 as Colonel. He mustered out with the regiment of 6/26/63. Nicely ID'd piece to an active early war regiment.

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    June, 2011
    25th Saturday
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