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    Corporal Benjamin G. Blanchard, 5th Massachusetts Volunteers, Lot of Six Items, including: Soldier's Desk, cloth scroll inside wooden case, 8.5" x 8.5" (unrolled). The cloth, dated 1862, features the handwritten notation "Corpl. B. G. Blanchard Jr. / Co. H. 5th Regt. / Mass. V. M." Cloth is very good with some staining and wear; the wood is fine; CDV, 2.5" x 4.25", featuring a portrait of Blanchard taken just before he left to fight in the Civil War; Two Ambrotypes, gilt frames housed in leather cases, 2.25" x 3". Very good condition with the lids separated from the cases; Mercer House Business Card, 3.75" x 2.5", including Blanchard's handwritten identification on verso. Very good condition with fading, foxing, and minor staining; 1857 Diary, ruled blue paper in leather binding, 3.5" x 5", in pencil. Paper is near fine; case is very good with some wear. Blanchard enlisted in Charlestown, Massachusetts, in August 1862 for a term of nine months. He died from typhus at a hospital in Newbern, North Carolina, on May 23, 1863. This lot is accompanied by a file of photocopied records pertaining to Blanchard's Civil War service and his widow's pension application filed in 1863.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 2
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