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    Brig. Gen. William Hays: Tin Holder for His Civil War Commission.
    16" japanned tin tube inscribed in gold letters "Commission of Brevet Brigadier General William Hays, United States Army." Moderate wear. Hays (1819-1875) served in the Mexican War. During the Civil War, he fought at Antietam, Gettysburg and Chancellorsville, being taken prisoner and exchanged shortly thereafter. He was brevetted a Brigadier General on March 13, 1865, but the commission was revoked for sleeping on duty.


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    November, 2019
    2nd Saturday
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