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    Expertly Hand-Carved Burl Wood Folk Art Civil War Pipe with "James Carson 140 Reg NYS Vol" Deeply Relief Carved on the Stem Extension. The pipe bowl is grasped by a hand with a cuff delineated on the sleeve of the arm, also beautifully executed. Carson was captured at Bethesda Church, Va. June 2, 1864 and released March 21, 1865 at Vicksburg, Ms., probably explaining the unfinished state of the pipe which was never cut with a stem aperture or smoke hole in the bowl. Perfect untouched condition with wonderful rich patina highlighting the figuring of the wood. Carson enlisted on Aug. 20, 1862 and was mustered out July 7, 1865. During his term of service the 140th was engaged at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, as well as The Wilderness and Spotsylvania. Very appealing form and great history.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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