1876 Gettysburg Veteran's Cane
I have this cane that my parents gave to my husband and I because we both worked at Gettysburg National Military Park and they got it from my dad's father, and he supposedly won it at a poker game.
Really? GUESTT: Yes.
Well, it's one of the nicest carved veteran's canes that I've ever seen. Here, it says “Gettysburg, July 1, 2, 3, 1863.” And underneath that is the name of Meade, General George Gordon Meade, who had been in command of the Army of the Potomac. As we go down through, we get to the bottom. And you said that it was cut in 1876, and it says "Pickett." So, what I think is that this was taken from the Copse of Trees in 1876, and carved into his cane. And he was so proud of being in that battle. I mean, look at the worksmanship on it, it's just amazing. We would put an auction estimate at about $1,500 to $2,500.
Oh, my. My goodness.
It's a great piece, you know?
Wow. Thank you.
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