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    Solid Silver Civil War Stadia Sight Awarded to "W. A. Lynch/ Co.F 62nd Regt. Pa. Vol.", Which Is the Period Inscription Engraved on the Reverse of the Sight. As noted above these silver specimens were awarded to the best shot in the regiment, with only a handful of surviving examples. Marked on the front "U. S. Stadia" at the top and "Frankford Arsenal" at the bottom. The reverse bears the inscription and the maker's mark of "Geo W. Simons & Bro./Mfrs Phila." The front side graduated for use against infantry targets, the reverse cavalry. Both sides of the sight display exquisite scroll and floral engraving, as does the piece that attaches the chain/fob to the sight. Lynch enlisted in the 62nd Pennsylvania, an elite chasseur regiment, on July 22, 1861 and was mustered out July 13, 1864. The 62nd was heavily engaged throughout this period as a part of the Army of the Potomac, including Gettysburg. Missing only the string/bob, otherwise perfect. A supremely rare piece of Civil War regulation equipment and doubtless the finest example known.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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