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    Charles F. Allgower, Pensacola, Fla. Taken from the Old Spanish Establishment with Santa Rosa in the Distance, graphite drawing on paper, c. 1862, 12.5" x 7.5" (sight size), matted and framed to an overall size of 17.5" x 12.25", signed lower right "C. F. Allgower". The drawing shows a Union officer and a woman walking on a path above the town. Important buildings in the town are identified by a legend at the bottom of the drawing. On the far right is "Cotton press and Rebel storehouse occupied by Co's I, H, E & C". A large building on the left side of the main street is a building identified as, "S. A. Mallory's House (Ex-Senator and Secretary of Navy of C.S.A.) Headquarters of Col. Wilson and Staff Quarters of Co. B & K". Across the street from Mallory's house is a home identified as, "Col. [William Henry] Chase (Rebel Army) House now Genl. [Lewis Golding] Arnold's Quarters". Also identified are the "Fleet laying offshore" and "Hyer House occupied by Wilson's Zouaves Co. A & F". The painting shows perhaps the best contemporary depiction of the Union occupation of Pensacola known. One crease, else, excellent condition.

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    December, 2012
    8th Saturday
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