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Officers Painted Trunk
Item #: fg 361
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Wonderful old trunk with it's original old green paint. Nicely painted on the front is J.M. Ellis Capt. & C.S. U.S. Vol. Captain J.M. Ellis served as Captain & Commissary of Subsistence during the Civil War. James Marsh Ellis , a Boston Lawyer enlisted May 25, 1861 as a 2nd. Lieutenant in the 2nd Massachusetts Infantry. He was discharged for promotion on November 22, 1861 and was commissioned as a Captain into U.S. Volunteers Commissary Department. In May of 1863 Captain Ellis was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel & chief Commissary of Subsistence for the 23rd Corps. He resigned from military service September 1864 and died September 14, 1907 in Waverly, Massachusetts. The trunk measures 31 x 19.5 inches and is 14.5 inches high. The leather lifting handles are missing and the top has several stains.
Shipping Weight: 25 lbs
Your Price $525.00 USD

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