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    Mortally Wounded Union Soldier: Framed Grouping including Fatal Bullet. The custom plaque within this frame reads, "James Gowers/ Co. B. 14th N. Y. H. A./ Wounded - Spottslyvania [sic] CT House, VA/ May 12th 1864/ Died - Washington D.C./ September 19th 1864." Included are the private's diary - open to the last entry - and the Confederate carbine round that ultimately took his life. Of the day he was shot, Gowers wrote, "...The work of death began early the fight on the right was very heavy and gradually came nearer. About noon we were into it." The following entry for May 13th recalls that the author was "...Taken from the field by some 24th Cavalry boys to the first hospital after laying all night in the rain." A period note penned by the soldier's sister is also matted here and reads, "This bullet was taken from the knee of James Gowers who was wounded in the battle at Spottsylvania, Va. And died from the effects. Civil War. Brother of Ann A. Gowers Wright." All items, though not examined out of frame, appear to be in excellent condition.

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    June, 2010
    26th Saturday
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