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    Cased Epaulets and Personal Effects Belonging to Captain George Greenman, Connecticut 31st Infantry. An excellent group of effects belonging to George Greenman, a native of Norwich, Connecticut who enlisted on August 11, 1862 as a private, mustering into "C" Company of the Connecticut 18th Infantry. Greenman was captured during the Second Battle of Winchester on June 15, 1863. He was paroled July 14, 1863 and returned to his regiment. He was discharged for promotion on April 7, 1864 and commissioned a 1st lieutenant in "B" Company of the 31st Connecticut Infantry. He achieved the rank of captain on January 31, 1865.

    Included in this wonderfully documented group is a beautiful cased pair of 2nd lieutenant's epaulets. These epaulets are a fine combination of silver crescents with beautiful gold bullion wire fringe with the correct 16mm eagle buttons. The epaulets are in extraordinary condition with no tarnish to the bullion, a beautiful patina to the silver, and with only a single small dent to the crescent on the right epaulet. The epaulets are in their original oval japanned tin box with hinged lid. The japanning is worn but the box is free from major dents. The male portion of the closing device is missing, else it is in very good condition.

    Additionally, Greenman's bone handle straight razor, horn handle fork and corkscrew combination, walnut snuff box with "GG" initials on a decorative metal inlay on the lid, and his bone handle folding spoon with "Lt. George Greenman 31st Reg't Co B U.S.C.I." on the bolster. All these items are in very good condition.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2007
    24th-25th Sunday-Monday
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