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Historic John Hunt Morgan presentation Silver Christening Cup
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Beautiful presentation inscribed cup presented to Dixie Morgan Drake by Colonel John Hunt Morgan. I remember seeing this wonderful piece about 35 years ago when it walked into a small collectors show in Jacksonville ,Florida. Research reveals that Dixie Morgan Drake was the baby sister of Ben Drake, at that time a private in Colonel Morgan's 2nd Kentucky Cavalry. Dixie was born in 1862 sometime after the battle of Shiloh and after Morgan was commissioned Colonel in April 1862. Dixie Drake's father was James Fishback Drake. Two James Dlakes are found serving during the war, one in the 1st. Kentucky Cavalry and the other in the 5th Kentucky Cavalry. The dashing Cavalry commander General John Hunt Morgan would later be killed at Greenville, Tennessee on September 3, 1864. Dixie Morgan Drake would pass away at a young age sometime in 1874 at the age of 12. Her brother Ben would survive the war after being captured at Buffington Isle, Ohio in July 1863 and being imprisoned in the infamous federal prison pen, Camp Douglas. The 1870 census list him working as a Lawyer and living in Lexington, Kentucky. A beautiful and historic treasure of history worthy of the top shelf in any collection. The cup comes with research and a letter from the decedents of Dixie Morgan Drake stating the provenance.
Shipping Weight: 5 lbs
Your Price $8,250.00 USD

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