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    Elegant Repoussé "Tiffany, Ellis & Young" Coin Silver Hot Water Pitcher Inscribed in Script on the Side "Presented to/ Gen. F. H. Zollicoffer/ by the Whigs of Nashville/ November 1852". 7½" high including the finial on the hinged lid, in perfect untouched/uncleaned condition. Felix H. Zollicoffer (1812 - 1862) was a three term US Congressman from Tennessee, officer in the US Army and a Confederate general who was klled in action at Mill Springs, Ky, Jan. 19, 1862. In 1852, the date of this presentation, Zollicoffer was a delegate to the Whig National Convention, supporting Gen. Winfield Scott for president. On Jan. 19, 1862 Union Gen. George H. Thomas attacked the fortified position of Zollicoffer and Gen. George Crittenden at Mill Springs and the Confederates were routed from the field. As the battle waned, Zollicoffer accidentally wandered into the Union lines, was struck by several bullets and soon died of his wounds. His body was embalmed by a Union surgeon, returned to Tennessee and interred in the Old City Cemetery in Nashville. A very rare piece of American coin silver with an historically important inscription to a famed Confederate general.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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