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    Lot of Eight Documents Regarding the Burial of General Louis Palma di Cesnola including: Newspaper Clipping recalling the life of Gen. di Cesnola. One page, 10.75" x 10.25", Mount Kisco [New York], n. d. [and:] Invoice for the Funeral of Gen. de Cesnola. One page, 8.5" x 22.5", New York, December 15, 1904. Includes price of casket, pall bearers, etc. [and:] Invoice for the Burial of Gen. di Cesnola. One page, 7" x 8.5", New York, November 24, 1904. For the opening of the grave, state vault, and carriage. [and:] Bill for Funeral Service for Gen. di Cesnola. One page, 6" x 6.5", on St. Patrick's Cathedral letterhead, New York, December 12, 1904. [and:] Bill for Burial Plot. One page, 8.5" x 7", New York, June 7, 1901. [and:] Perazzo Funeral Church Typed Letter. One page, 8.5" x 11", New York, May 10, 1933, to Louise Baker delivering the deed to the plot of Gen. di Cesnola. [and:] Diagram of Burial Plot for Gen. di Cesnola and Record of Interments. One page, 8.5" x 14", New York. [and:] Deed for the Burial Plot of Gen. di Cesnola. Four integral pages, 14.5" x 9.5", New York, June 7, 1901. With an autograph letter from the Kensico Cemetery to Gen. di Cesnola regarding the deed.

    Although he is addressed as "General," and despite the fact that his tombstone reads the same, di Cesnola's brevet commission to brigadier general was never accepted by the U. S. Senate and his permanent rank was colonel.


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    June, 2012
    9th Saturday
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