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Civil War-era Hardtack

Auction:
2856M
Lot:
170
Sold for:
$185$150

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Auction:
Sale #2856M - 2856M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 30, 2015 4:00PM

Description:

Civil War-era Hardtack, c. 1861-65, rectangular piece of hardtack with a note which reads Hardtack/food rations for/Lafayette Allen/during Civil War, ht. 3 7/8, wd. 4 in.

Provenance: The collection of Denis E. Reen.
Estimate $400-600

Has some loss in one corner, but is in overall good condition for its age.


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Keywords

Denis E. Reen, Hardtack, Military food, Tack