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    Col. Elmer Ellsworth: Nice Group of Related Items. Ellsworth, a close friend of Lincoln, was a very early casualty of the war, being shot by the proprietor of the Marshall House in Alexandria, Virginia after he hauled down the Confederate flag. Includes: two Magnus covers printed in gold showing the Marshall House and the "Assassination of Col. Ellsworth", a CDV engraving, a 2" x 3.25" mounted albumen inscribed on the mount "Ellsworth, Elmer E. Colonel. Killed at Alexandria, Va." (image likely taken in 1859 or 1860 in Chicago), and a sixteenth plate tintype (1.25" x 1.5") housed in a thermoplastic case. Excellent condition on all.

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    June, 2010
    26th Saturday
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