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3063T Boston
February 1, 2018 12:00PM - February 12, 2018 12:00PMCalender
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Round Metal Button Picturing "Wm Jackson" and "J.C. Jackson,"

$185$150
Auction: Discovery - 3063T Location: Boston Date / Time: February 01, 2018 12:00PM

Description:

Round Metal Button Picturing "Wm Jackson" and "J.C. Jackson," with beaded gold edge.

Note: William A. Jackson worked as a coachman and house slave for Jefferson Davis. While working in the Davis household, Jackson was able to listen to conversations between Davis and other Confederate officials. Davis escaped and fled north in 1861. He shared his knowledge about troop deployments, plans, and supplies with the Union, making him an important part of the Union effort.
Estimate $300-500


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