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    A Temporary Wooden Grave Marker for a Soldier Killed in Action, one of the rarest and most poignant of all Civil War artifacts. The marker was returned to the family when the body was brought home for burial. "H. Lamprey/Co. B 2 Regt NH/Died/June 26th 1862" is the 1 ½" high black painted legend on the 8 ½" X 24", 1" think, pine board, rotted at the bottom where it had been inserted into the ground. An old typewritten tag at the top provides a detailed history, stating that "when the body of Horace lamprey was brought home for burial at Concord, N. H. this (came) with it and has somehow been preserved". Lamprey enlisted on May 27, 1861 and was mortally wounded at Oak Grove (Fair Oaks), Va. on June 25, 1862 and died on board the hospital boat St. Mark on June 26. Accompanied by a complete set of records and mounted in a custom built shadow box walnut frame. One of only a handful of existing specimens.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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