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    Civil War Engraved Snuffbox and Compass. This unique grouping features two items from soldiers in the Union army during the Civil War. The first is a 2" x 2" compass in its original wooden case. In white paint is the soldier's name, "1st Sgt. W. E. Calhoun" of the 20th Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry. The 20th was formed in June 1864 and fought at New Market. The compass and box are in very good condition.

    The second item is a metal snuffbox engraved "G. W. Hunt 2nd Ms. Inf. 1861." Hunt served with the 2nd Massachusetts Volunteers and was wounded at Cedar Mountain. His original disability discharge and war record documents accompany the snuffbox. These are two nice items with identification and history.

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    December, 2006
    1st-2nd Friday-Saturday
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