3rd Maine Civil War Folk Art Pipe, Carved by Drum Major Charles C. Ellis

Carved briarwood pipe, approx. 2 in. tall, with relief decoration of large Union shield supported by stylized eagle with spread wings and "Fredericksburg" and "December 13th 62" ascending stem. Concentric geometric pattern on base. Accompanied by 17 in. cherry wood stem. Carved by Drum Major Charles C. Ellis of Waterville, ME. Ellis enlisted on May 1, 1863 as a drum major and was mustered into the Field and Staff of the 3rd Maine Infantry. He was mustered out on June 28, 1864.


Staining on pipe bowl consistent with use.

Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
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