Lot 199    

Army of the Potomac Hand-Carved Briar Pipe
2010, American History, Including the Civil War
Approximately 3 x 2.75 x 1.75 in. Front has a lovely image of Liberty standing on a globe, with flags of the North on her right, South on her left. In an arc above her head is Army of the Potomac. Bottom of bowl has a shield with crossed cannons. Back of stem has acorn and "US." The acorn was the badge of the fourteenth corps under Major Genl. George Thomas. After Chickamauga, according to the story, they had made a stand around Chattanooga and were growing short on rations, but noticed that the oak trees were loaded with acorns. The troops gathered and roasted them, becoming known as the "Acorn Boys," at first in jest. But when it came to choosing a corps badge, the fourteenth adopted and wore the acorn proudly.

A wonderful GAR piece, beautifully executed.


Condition:  
One "bullet" below the "South" designation broken half off. Otherwise it appears excellent.
Sold: $1,292.50
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