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    Civil War Cavalry Second Lieutenant's Shoulder Straps, Cartes de Visite, and Letters Belonging to Orlin E. Morse, D Company, Kansas 5th Cavalry. Includes: (1) Cavalry 2nd Lieutenant's bullion double border straps on a yellow field, showing honest wear, else very good. (2) Cavalry 2nd Lieutenant's bullion single border straps on a yellow field; polished cotton underlays. Very good condition, showing moderate use. (3) Three CDV images of Morse in uniform. Includes bust portraits with and without his kepi and a fantastic image of him posed standing in uniform. No studio imprints on the verso. All in very good condition. (4) Two war-date letters to Captain Morse from family members. One letter seems to be discussing armed engagements in Kansas. Orlin E. Morse was a resident of Mound City, Kansas, who enlisted on July 24, 1861 and was commissioned into D Company of the Kansas 5th Cavalry. He mustered out on September 5, 1864 at Leavenworth, Kansas.

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    December, 2014
    13th Saturday
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