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    A Sash Presented to Colonel Elias Peissner - Killed At Chancellorsville Elias Peissner was a professor of Modern Languages at Union College at Schenectady, New York when the Civil War broke out in 1861. He raised a company of volunteers in New York City and rose to the rank of colonel of the 119th New York State Volunteer Infantry before he was killed in action at the Battle of Chancellorsville on May 2, 1863.
    This red officer's sash was presented to Peissner on September 5, 1862 as a token of regard from the members of the 5th Senatorial District. The sash measures approximately 62" in length and is 6" wide with 8" tassels which are topped by 1 1/2" acorn devices. The sash is accompanied by two brass presentation plaques which have been placed onto lucite bases. A copy of a carte de visite photograph of Colonel Peissner also has been placed in a lucite frame and is included with this lot.
    Condition: The sash is in good condition with small holes in approximately ten places throughout - some fading.


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2007
    1st Saturday
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