Edward K. Gazet, Co. A, 11th Mass. Vol. Infantry. Mortally wounded at Williamsburg, VA., May 5th, 1862.
We are offering a comprehensive collection of letters, a journal, bullet struck Cap Box, 9th Plate wartime tintype, and many other items from Gazet’s family. The Cap Box is pierced by the Confederate Bullet that proved to be his fatal wound, though he was also struck in the shoulder and spine. There are quite a few letters, including a few really good ones describing his experiences at the Battle of First Bull Run. His sister wrote a touching epitaph as the last entry of his journal. All of the letters are transcribed as is the journal and bound in a thoughtfully prepared notebook. There is a button off of his uniform, poems, drawings made in the field, a portrait of his sister Mary to whom he wrote most of his letters and a large group of photographs, most likely family and fellow soldiers. Gazet lingered on at the Federal Hospital at Fortress Monroe till May 15th when he expired at 9:30 AM. The completeness of this grouping is what makes it unique. His sister most lovingly cherished his memory and he must have been a remarkable young man. He died two days before his 23rd birthday. Consignor has set the price but offers will be entertained.
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Texas Button stolen at the November Richmond Show.
This one got caught at the Franklin Show last year.
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