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    Civil War Camp Chair: Belonging to General Henry F. Clarke. Made of pine and with a seat of period, patterned carpet, this camp chair is a total of 34 inches tall measuring from the floor to the top of the back. Stamped on the underside of the wood seat frame is the name "H. F. Clarke" as well as a penciled inscription on a tag reading: " This camp chair belonged to Henry Clarke my Grandfather - Mary Clarke 1899." Clarke had an illustrious military career and was breveted Brigadier General for his service during the Battle of Gettysburg. Excellent condition. The lot includes a framed display with the identifying tag, a clipped signature of Clarke ("H. F. Clarke Col. ADC & CS. Chief Commissary Army of the Potomac") and a war-date CDV of Clarke by McClees Gallery of Washington, D.C. (light toning with roughness to top and bottom edges).

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    June, 2013
    8th Saturday
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