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    Photograph Group Related to Capt. Richard Chute, 59th Mass. Inf. with Very Nice Insignia. Chute enlisted as a 1st Lt. on Dec. 21, 1863 and was promoted to Capt. June 24, 1864. He was captured May 24, 1864 and held in the Columbia, S. C. prison until his release as a paroled prisoner Dec. 20, 1864. Chute was discharged Feb. 27, 1865 for disability. The group includes a set of Inf. 1st Lt. and Capt. shoulder straps, both with blue velvet centers, the captain's straps with double bullion borders / bars. Chute's bullion embroidered kepi insignia with 59 in the center, four eagle I coat and two cuff buttons from his uniform and Chute's silver Corps / ID badge. Crossed cannon barrel and anchor at the top with T-bar pin back, inscribed "Capt. R. H. Chute/59th Mass." with silver shield with 9 in the center for 9th Corps. The exquisite little badge is just over 1". Also a half plate tintype of Chute with four other men including one officer wearing a 9th Corps badge, with nice period ID on the back. Although three are in civilian clothes, they were all members of the 59th Mass. and two were captured with Chute at North Anna River. Exceptional quality, a few flakes but very good condition. Complete with a full set of records. Archivally mounted and presented in a gilt frame. Historic and appealing grouping.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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