Tuesday, February 16, 2010

4th Virginia memorabilia for sale

Ran across the following item that remained unsold at auction: a Confederate medical certificate of discharge for Thomas Halsey, Co. A, 4th Virginia Infantry.

The catalog description reads as follows:

Oct. 27, 1864. Surgeon's certificate attesting that Thomas Halsey, Co. A, 4th Virginia Infantry (Confederate) is "wholly unfit for the performance of military duty, because of a wound on the left groin (ball not extracted) received at Gettesburg." The 4th Virginia was part of the famed Stonewall Brigade and lost almost 50% of the 257 effectives (mostly at Culps Hill) who entered the battle at Gettysburg. The regiment surrendered there, with only 17 of the 45 who gave themselves up even carrying arms.

Written on Confederate paper, but an attractive relic of the turning point of the Civil War.

Estimated value is $1000-$1500. Anyone interested?

To purchase contact: Cowan's Auctions Inc.
6270 Este Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45232 Tel: (513)871-1670
Reid Sikes at: reid@cowans.com

1 comment:

  1. "because of a wound on the left groin (ball not extracted)" which provoked the comment..you can do it doc, it's the .50 cal ball, leave the 2 .75 balls there.....