2022-07 Raynors HCA Auction
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Musician Hugh H. Parkyn, Co. "A", 5th Georgia Infantry enlisted in the Confederate Army on May 11, 1861 and was dead less than three weeks later after having been bitten by a snake. Parkyn's unfortunate reptilian encounter certainly makes him one of the first Confederate casualties of the war. This lot of 4 items pertaining to Parkyn's untimely death include the following: Manuscript document, one page, oblong octavo, June 1, 1861, Pensacola, Florida. Either a note to the local paper or a copy of a published notice, this reads, "Daily Chronicle & Sentinel - June 1, 1861 We regret to learn that a private dispatch was received here last night, announcing the death of H.H. Parkyn, Bugler of the Clinch Rifles, at Pensacola, yesterday, resulting from the bite of a snake." In pencil, Good condition...Plus; Postal cover pre-printed "W. Edward Platt Fine Funeral Furnishings". Unused, yet aged with paper loss. Fair condition...Plus; Cloth swatch, 2" square. This small blue piece of cloth has seven small white stars indicating that it was once part of a miniature Confederate First National flag. Good condition...Plus; Newspaper clipping, 2 1/4" x 10", ca. 1900, location unknown. A partial clipping, this story recounts Parkyn's death. Fair condition.
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Mementoes Of An Early Confederate Casualty  - Seven Star Flag Remnent

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Minimum Bid: $150.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $343.75
Estimate: $300 - $500
Auction closed on Saturday, July 16, 2022.
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