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    Rare signed CDV portrait of the most famed of the Civil War vivandieres

    Mary Tippy CDV Signed in period ink on the verso, image by Tyson Brothers, Gettysburg, Pa. with canceled 1865 tax stamp. "French Mary" as she was often known served in the field with initially the 27th Penna. and subsequently with the 114th Penna., Collis' Zouaves. Mary served with these units through 1st Bull Run, The Seven Days, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. She was wounded in action and renowned for her practice of carrying a revolver. She received several medals during the war including the Kearney Cross which she is depicted wearing in this portrait. Wears zouave jacket, sash with belt and revolver holster and long skirt with pants underneath. Carries large wooden cask on a sling. The classic "uniform" of the vivandiere. Very fine quality and perfect condition. A scarce image and especially desirable autographed with this Gettysburg backmark.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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