NEW TESTAMENT AND HOSPITAL PASS IDENTIFIED TO 2ND MICHIGAN SOLDIER

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Item Code: 846-154

This is a small pocket testament from the American Bible Society and dated 1856. There are several pencil inscriptions in the pages, including at least two Civil War soldiers.

One legible name is Frank Farnsworth. He was 26 years old from Berrien County, Michigan and enlisted on September 9, 1861. Farnsworth was wounded while on picket duty at Jackson, Mississippi, July 14, 1863. He was discharged for disability in June of 1865 at Philadelphia.

Found inside the New Testament is a 24-hour pass from Mower General Hospital (Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia) allowing Frank Farnsworth to be absent December 26-27, 1864.

A second soldier’s name is hard to decipher, but his regiment is the 1st New Hampshire Heavy Artillery.

The book is complete with working brass clasp. Covers show light wear on corners and edges. Some foxing and staining on pages throughout but in very good condition overall. Strip of red ribbon book mark remains.  [JET]

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