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    Grouping from Famed Zouave Unit. The 72nd Pa. Vol. Infantry, Baxter's Fire Zouaves, is highlighted in this great grouping that includes a very colorful and quite rare unit enlistment certificate done in red and blue lettering with an etching of a zouave color bearer in the corner. The certificate, dated October 22, 1861, for Pvt. James Johnson, is signed by several officers including Colonel DeWitt Clinton Baxter himself. With the certificate is a clear carte d'visite image of Col. Baxter, wearing an embellished chasseur cap and seated with his hand thrust in his coat. The back has the imprint of Philadelphia photographer "F. Gutekunst." The card has mellowed with age but the image is strong with good contrast. Also included are two nicely framed reunion ribbons. One says "Philadelphia/Brigade/Fire Zouaves" and has an early July 4, 1866 date along with a large silver II Corps insignia in the center. The other shows much more wear and is imprinted "Survivors/Association/72nd Regt/Penna. Vols./Phila. Fire Zouaves/Pennsylvania Days/Gettysburg 1889. It, too, has a large silver II Corps badge in the center. A fine collection of memorabilia from a notable regiment.

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