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    A Scarred and Battered Civil War Bugle with a Remarkable History. The exact piece, and the document that accompanies it, were the subject of a feature article in the Jan-Feb 1997 issue of North South Trader's magazine, a copy of which accompanies the bugle. The bugle is 10¼" overall, fabricated of German silver, double twist with a ½" floating rim. Badly battered with a number of old repairs and several cracks, retaining what appears to be the original mouthpiece. Horizontally engraved on the bell in shaded block letters "Captured by 4th Ala Cav/ From the federals/ Tishamingo Creek/ June 10th 1864". The bugle is accompanied by a 6" X 7½" ink script document dated August 11, 1862, ordering the destruction of 106 "bailes (sic) of cotton" and "all the property of S. S. Hennigan" Obviously Mr. Hennigan was in some trouble with Confederate forces. The order is issued by Confederate Gen. P. D. Roddy. It was Roddy who faced Union Gen. Benjamin Grierson's cavalry at Tishamingo Creek where the bugle was captured. A great Civil War artifact that tells a wonderful story.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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