SILVER TOPPED CANE, ID’D TO WILLIAM R. TUBBS, 149th PENNSYLVANIA, WOUNDED AT GETTYSBURG

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This splendid veteran’s cane is made of ebony. Top of cane has a silver handle with a beautiful design. Etched on sides of the handle is “TO W. R. TUBBS”, “JAN 1ST 1867”, “FROM M. J. PHILBIN”. Top of handle is engraved with the Masonic compass and square. Bottom of cane has a brass tip.

A unique feature of this cane is the inlays of what appears to be ivory, at the tips of where the branches had been cut off of the wooden stick.

Cane measures 35” long. Wood has some very light surface scuffs and scratches, mostly at the lower half.

William Tubbs enlisted on August 22, 1862 as a Private and was mustered into Co. “F”, 149th PA Infantry. He is listed as wounded on July 1, 1863 for a gunshot wound in the leg at the Battle of Gettysburg. On October 17, 1864 he was transferred into Veteran Reserve Corps. He was discharged on July 3, 1865.

 

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