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    Col. Elmer Ellsworth: Relics of a Fallen Hero.
    Col. Ellsworth was a personal favorite of President Lincoln, and the first Federal officer killed in the Civil War. As Union troops rode in to occupy Alexandria, just across the Potomac from Washington, D. C., Ellsworth was shot and killed by a Rebel partisan as he tore down a Confederate flag displayed prominently from a hotel.

    Here we have, with period documentation, three pieces of the stairs Ellsworth fell down when shot, along with the original display to which they were originally attached (one peice is mission, presumably the glue had dried out). Not present is a piece of the Rebel flag, referenced in the caption below. Great period flavor! The display measures 10" x 12".


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2019
    2nd Saturday
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