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    Fascinating Group Belonging to Lieutenant Edward Scofield Scott of the 89th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Who Lost His Arm at the Battle of Peach Tree Creek Near Atlanta, July 20, 1864. Edward S. Scott enlisted in the Union army on August 12, 1862 as a first sergeant. He mustered into G Company of the 89th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 26, 1862. He was rapidly promoted to 2nd Lieutenant, 1st Lieutenant and ultimately to adjutant of G company Field and Staff. Scott was captured at the Battle of Chickamauga on or about September 30, 1863 and was confined at Macon, Georgia and Columbia, South Carolina. He escaped from Libby Prison on February 9, 1864. A few months after returning to his former company, he was severely wounded at the Battle of Peach Tree Creek near Atlanta on July 20, 1864. The wound, a ball which passed through his left wrist, necessitated that the lower third of his left arm be amputated. This well-documented group includes Scott's rolled gold commemorative 89th Ohio Volunteer Infantry service badge. The badge is engraved "CO. G / 89''O.V.I. / MUSTERED OUT AS / 1'' LIEUT. & ADJT. / WAR 1861-5" and is suspended from an ornately engraved pin-back pendant bearing Scott's name. The lot also includes a photograph of Scott wearing an early 20th century uniform with company "G" collar insignia. But perhaps nothing more graphically represents Scott's sacrifice than the late 19th or early 20th century prosthetic hook, likely supplied to him by the government. The iron hook is mounted to a brown leather support fitted with two rows of metal eyelets and a leather thong for tightening to the stump. The group is fantastically supported by many, many pages of photocopied documentation from the official records of the 89th O.V.I. The documents include an application for sick leave which states, in part: "Lt. E. S. Scott...was wounded in the battle before Atlanta Ga. July 20th 1864. The ball passed through the left wrist joint rendering amputation necessary. The stump has nearly cicatrized." This is a most interesting, well documented group.

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    December, 2012
    8th Saturday
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