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    Great Civil War Key Wind, Key Set Silver Watch with Engraved Inscription. The inside front cover reads "S. H. Woods/ Co. G 27 C.V./ 1st Div. 2nd Corps/ Fredericksburg Dec. 18th 62/ Chancellorsville May 1-2-3 63/ Gettysburg July 2-3/ 1863". Woods enlisted in the 27th on October 22, 1862 and mustered out July 23, 1863. He also had prior service in the 3rd Conn. Inf. at Gettysburg. The 27th was heavily engaged in the Wheatfield on the 2d. The 27th entered the action with only seventy-five men, all that remained after the ferocious fighting at Fredericksburg and at Chancellorsville where many of the regiment were captured. Of the seventy-five who entered the fight, eleven were killed, twenty-seven wounded, Woods being one of the few who miraculously escaped unscathed.

    The silver watch is by a Swiss maker, the front of the case engraved with a mounted officer and the back displaying a man of war in full sail. Engraved on the inside movement case "Patent Lever / Hands / 13 / Jewels" and the watch retains the original 10" silver chain / fob composed of five separate silver chains made up of minute links, also the original key. Watch and chain in about perfect condition, although not running. Beautiful watch, superb history.


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    June, 2009
    25th Thursday
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