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    General William Mahone's Gold Suspender Clasps Confederate General William Mahone, perhaps most famous for his action at the Battle of the Crater during the Siege of Petersburg, was educated at the Virginia Military Institute and was president of the Norfolk and Petersburg Railroad before the war. Small in stature but big in bravado, he was loved by the people of Virginia, particularly those of Petersburg who honored him for his bravery in repulsing the attacks of the forces led by Union General Ambrose Burnside. Any personal, wartime uniform effect associated with the General is highly collectible. These two gold suspender buckles belonging to Mahone bear the engraved script "William Mahone' on the reverse. They appear to be of solid gold and incorporate two prongs in a swiveling fastening device and would have completed his dashing general uniform.

    Provenance: The Tharpe Collection of Military History

    Published: North South Trader's Civil War - Volume XXIV, Number 6

    Exhibited: The Liberty Heritage Society Museum


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    June, 2007
    24th-25th Sunday-Monday
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