Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    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.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2009
    12th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 935

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold on Dec 12, 2009 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 37 days left to consign to the 2021 September 25 - 26 Including the Mahoney Collection of George Washington Inaugural Buttons. Americana & Political Signature Auction!

    Learn about consigning with us

    You reach a customer base that is in many ways completely unknown to the major auction houses, and your marketing to this base is as professional as one could hope for. As I continue to wind down my holdings.
    Michael Z.,
    Hawthorne, NY
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search