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    Great Confederate "Bible Flag" with Wonderful October 10, 1863 Letter of Transmittal from a New Orleans "Belle" to a Soldier. The flag is silk, handstitched, 4 1/8" x 1 7/8", one sided, with thirteen separately affixed gilt painted paper stars. Hand stitched script motto "Gloire et Liberte" with a pencil script notation on the white stripe on the front "Victory or slight wounds" and on the back "this is french (sic)". Near perfect condition, just slightly frayed at the fly end.

    Bright crisp four page ink script letter, 9" x 11" unfolded, separated along the fold but with no loss. "Annie" expresses how much she misses him and that she and her father have been trying to get a pass to Vicksburg from Gen. Grant. Further states that she is not uneasy about his safety but "if you should be killed, your last moments would be happy ones, your last thoughts of me would not be tinged with the least unforgiving feeling - I should not be the one whose unkindness had driven you to seek that death." Very Victorian but with a touch of pique. Really a great set and certainly one of the nicest Confederate Bible flags we've ever seen.


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    12th Saturday
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