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Civil War era soldier's four-fold, folding Wallet is identified as belonging to Lorenzo J Powers, an Infantryman in the famous 2nd Massachusetts Regiment Volunteer Infantry. Powers name is tooled into the leather, inside at the top of the first fold. It has various pockets for period Currency, Fractional Currency, Coins and Encased Postage Stamps. The piece is in excellent condition, supple and soft, rich patina leather with no issues. Measures 4 1/4" by 2 3/4" when folded, and 12" when fully open. Lorenzo Powers was captured in Winchester, VA during the Jackson Valley Campaign in May 1862, later paroled and fought at Antietam and Chancellorsville. On June 9th 1863 at Brandy Station, Lorenzo was severely wounded in the right leg and it had to be amputated. This wonderful, decorative museum quality Wallet includes a circulated January 1, 1864, North Carolina 50 Cent Note with an edge burn near top center, probably a keepsake. Fine condition. (2 items)
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“Identified” Original Civil War Era Soldier’s Folding Wallet

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Minimum Bid: $300.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $468.75
Estimate: $500 - $750
Auction closed on Friday, July 24, 2020.
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