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    Civil War General's Sash and Two Officer's Sashes Attributed to General Charles Henry Smith, 1st Maine Cavalry Medal of Honor Recipient. Charles Smith enlisted on October 19, 1861 as a Captain and was commissioned into D Company, 1st Maine Cavalry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor on April 11, 1865 for gallantry at Saint Mary's Church, Virginia. He was wounded three times during the war and had five horses shot from under him. The sashes in this lot were obtained in 1960 by a collector from presumably one of Smith's relatives. Photocopies of the correspondence from the original purchase are included. The lot includes: (1) Smith's crimson sash measuring approximately 112". A beautiful example with only a couple of trivial small holes, otherwise in excellent condition. (2) Another crimson sash whose dye has turned a uniform plum color, measuring approximately 122", in excellent condition. (3) Outstanding general's sash with large tassels and brilliant color. Excellent condition.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2014
    13th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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