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Identified Civil War Box and Documents of Lieutenant Joseph Rylands

Auction:
2856M
Lot:
220
Sold for:
$1,046$850

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

Description:

Identified Civil War Box and Documents of Lieutenant Joseph Rylands, c. 1861-65, newspaper-lined wooden box contains letters, inspection returns, company roll book, musket ball, shell fragments, ordnance documents, hymn book, and a brass stencil kit in the original pasteboard box.

Provenance: From the collection of the Valley Forge Historical Society.

Note: Rylands was an officer in company B, 121st Pennsylvania Volunteers. During the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia, he was shot through his arm. During the Battle of the Wilderness he received a shell wound in the right foot, causing his foot to be smashed and one toe cut off. The musket ball and shell fragments included are the ones that caused his wounds.
Estimate $400-600

Newspaper lining inside the box is coming loose, some of the documents have some foxing, but are in overall good condition.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Joseph Rylands, Battle of Fredericksburg, Musket, Muzzleloaders, Fredericksburg