Civil War Artifacts to be Auctioned in Charlottesville
Two historic civil war
items are set to hit the auction block in Charlottesville this weekend. Both have
Quinn & Farmer Auctions
will offer the items on Saturday at 10 a.m.
One belonged to Scottsville
Mosby Ranger Zach Jones. It's a revolver, hostler and bullet mold. The second
is a traveling case that almost brought the United States to war with England
in 1861. It was used by Senator James Murray Mason, who drafted the Fugitive Slave
Auctioneers say they're
pieces of history that most don't get the opportunity to see.
"When you think of
the number of men in that unit and the fact that they just had weapons and
after the war they surrendered their weapons.
The weapons didn't go home with them and it stayed in the family all the
way through passing from one generation to another and so the provenance is
right there," said Art Beltrone, with Quinn & Farmer Auctions.
Both items will be put on
display and explained at the gallery.
The Mosby Rangers always
wanted to keep their pistols loaded and their powder dry. We're told the gun
going to auction is still fully loaded.
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