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    Pewter Mug Inscribed to Captain Grayson 8th Virginia- Killed At Gettysburg. Captain Alexander Grayson of the 8th Virginia Infantry, the "Bloody Eighth" as it came to be known, especially after Gettysburg where it sustained 90% casualties.

    On July 3, 1863, the 8th Virginia Infantry was with Brigadier General Richard Garnett's Brigade at the fateful assault known as Pickett's Charge. Captain Grayson was killed that day along with General Garnett. Young Grayson was the nephew of General H. F. Clarke (see lot 74447) who, following the captain's death at Gettysburg, had his body transported to the Grayson Plantation (now the Mellon Estate) in Fauquier County, Virginia under a flag of truce for internment. His mother, General Clarkes's sister, removed this cup from his casket before being lowered to his rest.

    This pewter mug is engraved "Capt. Grayson 8th Va." under the bottom rim in period script. It shows considerable wear having been carried at Gettysburg. It is 4" in height with a 3¼" diameter top. The scrolled handle makes this an attractive piece as well as an historical one.

    Provenance: The Grayson and Clarke families; The Tharpe Collection of American Military History

    Exhibited: The Liberty Heritage Society Museum


    ‡ The owner placed a late bid on this unreserved lot and repurchased it, subject to applicable commission.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2007
    24th-25th Sunday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
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