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    Silver Key Wind Pocket Watch with American Eagle and Shield Engraved on the Front of the Case, Carried by a Civil War Veteran of the 5th New York Inf. "Duryea's Zouaves". The 5th New York was heavily engaged throughout their term of service, May 1861 through May 1863, including The Seven Days where, at Gaines Mills, the regiment lost one third of its number, 2d Bull Run, where they lost 117 men killed and mortally wounded out of 490 engaged, as well as Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. The watch houses a W. Ellery movement #2,052,084 and dates to 1883, includes a key and seems to run fine. The 13½" long 'chain' is made entirely of tightly and intricately woven hair, mounted with engraved gold fittings, and exhibits a suspension of Maltese cross engraved with elaborate scroll motifs, with a gold disc in the center with "D Z" flanking a large number "5". Beautiful set from a veteran of one of the war's most colorful and hard fought regiments.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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