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    GENERAL WILLIAM MAHONE'S MILITARY FIELD GLASSES BINOCULARS AND CASE General William Mahone, educated at the Virginia Military Institute was a keen engineer, training he took with him into the Civil War as he commanded the capture of Norfolk. With him were these finely crafted Tumelle Panorama binoculars. Produced by Tumelle of Paris, France, these compact field glasses still function as if new. Engraved on the barrel of each eyepiece 'Tumelle Panorama', the focus wheel shows a slight crack that does not affect the function of the glasses. There is wear to the leather-covered areas of the binoculars and at the eyepiece as should be expected. Since the glasses on each end of the binoculars are in excellent condition, these binoculars were obviously well protected in their velvet-lined leather case which accompanies these field glasses. The case which still closes nicely includes its original leather strap. The case shows much wear as General Mahone viewed all the battles of war from victory to defeat, to the great massacre at the Battle of the Crater, these field glasses offered him a closeup view of war.

    The Tharpe Collection of American Military History

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

    The Liberty Heritage Society Museum

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    December, 2007
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