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    Confederate General Thomas Rosser's Collar Insignia, each approximately 4.5" x 2.5". These two strips of buff cloth are heavily embroidered in gold with the laurel wreath and three stars prescribed for general officers by Confederate regulations. The bullion composing wreath and stars is only lightly tarnished. The set comes from the uniform of Major General Thomas Rosser (1836-1910), a key player in the Army of Northern Virginia's cavalry operations. Rosser, a Virginia native and West Point graduate, joined the famed Washington Artillery of New Orleans when the war started. A favorite of J.E.B. Stuart's, he was made colonel of the 5th Virginia Cavalry. From Second Manassas through Appomattox, Thomas Rosser was in the saddle. In fact, his men made a final charge at Appomattox on April 9, 1865 and managed to cut their way through Federal lines without surrendering to Custer.

    Provenance: The Tharpe Collection of American Military History.

    Exhibited: The Liberty Heritage Society Museum.


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