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    Civil War Period Silver, Key Wind, Key Set Watch, inscribed in script on the front cover of the case, "Sergt. E. S. Gould Co. H 5th N. H. Inf 1861". Front and back of the case also decorated with floral/scroll engraving. Watch made by "Paul Breton Geneva", on the face and "Made for A. P. Hendrick/ Nashua N. H./ by Paul Breton/ Geneva/ No. 47669" engraved inside the case. Perfect untouched condition, not running.

    Emory S. Gould enlisted as corporal in the 3rd Conn. Inf. On May 11, 1861 and mustered out Aug. 12, 1861 after being engaged at 1st Bull Run. He enlisted as Sgt. in the 5th N. H. Inf. On Oct. 23, 1861, doubtless when he obtained this watch, and was discharged for disability on June 30, 1863, the 5th N. H. being one of the hardest fought regiments of the war sustaining over 1,000 casualties. He then enlisted in the 1st Conn. Cav. , Dec. 3, 1863 and served with this regt. through the subsequent operations in Virginia under Sheridan, until his muster out on August 2, 1865. A remarkable history of service. Accompanied by a complete set of records. Complete with the original 13½" silver chain/fob composed of heavy 1" links, with key. A rare watch with wonderful history.


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    June, 2009
    25th Thursday
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