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    Confederate Surgeon Major Samuel Houston Caldwell's Silk Vest From the Civil War. Samuel Houston Caldwell served throughout the Civil War as a battlefield surgeon, first with the 46th Tennessee Infantry until his capture at Island Number 10, and then with the great cavalry leader General Nathan Bedford Forrest.This silk vest was worn by him and can be seen in an ambrotype of him at the start of the war. Made of fine black silk with a cotton back, it has a watch pocket on the upper right and two vest pockets, one on each side. The vest is in excellent condition because it has been preserved by Caldwell's descendants before making its way to this sale.

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    June, 2007
    24th-25th Sunday-Monday
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