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    "These flowers presented to Christian E. Rahr of Co. B 5th Reg. M. V. M. in the White House garden by President Lincoln in the first part of May 1861" is the period ink script legend on the bottom of this 4½" x 6½" card which displays, at the top, an array of dried flowers and leaves. Now brown with age but, for the most part, retaining their original form. Rahr enlisted in the 5th Mass. on April 19, 1861 and mustered out July 31, 1861 after seeing action at Bull Run. The 5th Mass. arrived in Washington on April 29 and it was not uncommon for Lincoln to meet and chat with soldiers when the opportunity arose. Rahr subsequently, under the name Rohr, enlisted in the 32d Mass. on Feb. 18, 1861 and served until mustered out in 1865. He was seriously wounded by shrapnel at Petersburg on July 29, 1864. Accompanied by a complete set of records. Archivally mounted and framed and a nice touchstone with 'The Great Emancipator'.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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