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    Thick Oak Shield from Tree under which General Pemberton Surrendered to General Grant. 25mm x 27mm x 9mm, encased in a gold wire frame with an 11mm gold band across the front, inscribed "Co. F 14th Inft/ Vicksburg 7-4-63" with Ill on each side, all suspended from a 1" wide red, white and blue silk ribbon. Ribbon a bit frayed, shield and framework perfect. Accompanied by an old 3" x 2.375" paper tag bearing the following ink script history, "Piece of oak tree under which Gen. Pemberton surrendered to Gen. Grant Vicksburg, Miss in Civil War. Zeph Roberts who served in Co. F 14th Inf. Illinois Volunteers was present at surrender and carved this small shield with pocket knife. He placed it in hot grease of his frying pan to give it color and polish". Zephaniah Roberts enlisted in Co. F of the 14th Illinois on May 25, 1861, and mustered out June 18, 1864. Note is in perfect condition and a great relic.

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    December, 2009
    12th Saturday
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