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    Coin Purse Belonging to Confederate General "Extra Billy" Smith's Wife, 3" x 2" x .75", ivory panels on front and back, applied silver elements on lid, lavender silk lining with four compartments. Scuffs to ivory, minor loss to one corner of silver decoration and fraying to interior fabric. Overall very good condition.

    William Smith, Virginia lawyer, politician and future Confederate brigadier general, married Miss Amelia Bell of Culpeper shortly after being admitted to the Virginia bar in 1818.

    Provenance:
    Mrs. William Smith; Frederick Waugh Smith, South Africa; F.W. Smith, granddaughter; The Tharpe Collection of American Military History


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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