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    Oak Cane with Period Engraved Inscription on the 1 9/16" Silver Ferrule at the Top: "Rib of the Merrimac/ Memorable Battle March 9th 1862/ Col. G. Langster U. S. Vol./ to/ Cap. R. Norwood U. S. A./ 1865" Handle made of horn with a few holes from horn worms but very sound. Oak shaft with nice untouched rich patina, missing the ferrule at the bottom. Cursory research has failed to uncover Col. Langster but Captain Randolph Norwood was from Baltimore and served with the 1st Maryland Cavalry from August 23, 1861 to October 27, 1864, Great period relic from the infamous Confederate ironclad.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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