CIVIL WAR PERIOD NIB CASE ID’D TO 201ST PENNSYLVANIA OFFICER

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Item Code: 2022-1060

Small folding case made of leather with a black felt interior that still holds 5 pen nibs.

Opened, the case meas. approx. 4.00 x 4.00 inches. Closed it is 4.00 x 1.50 inches.

The nibs are held in place by a single strand of red thread. Nibs are marked “JOSEPH GILLOTT’S WARRANTED 104 F.” (Gillott was an English pen manufacture who lived from 1799-1872.) The inside of the case has a handwritten period paper label with “GEORGE W. MYERS” in strong period ink.

When folded the case is held closed by a leather flap which sides under a leather bar.

With the case is a modern tag that reads “NIB CASE OF 2ND LT. GEORGE W. MYERS CO. G 201ST PENNSYLVANIA INFANTRY. AUGUST 27, 1864 – JUNE 21, 1865, BATES HISTORY OF PENN. VOL’S VOL XI, PG. 552.”

George William Myers was born in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania in 1838. He was working as a shoemaker when the Civil War began. Myers enlisted as a private in Company F, 25th Pennsylvania Infantry on May 2, 1861 for three months service. He served with his regiment around Harper’s Ferry and was mustered out at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on August 1, 1861.

Next Myers was commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant in Company K of the 1st Pennsylvania Emergency Militia during the Antietam emergency. He served in the state from September 11 to the 25, 1862.

On August 27, 1864 Myers again received a commission as 2nd lieutenant but this time in the 208th Pennsylvania Infantry which served within the state of Pennsylvania on Provost duty. He was mustered out at Harrisburg on June 21, 1865.

After the war he went into the shoe business with his brother. He was an active member of Post 58 of the GAR and a member of the Bayard Lodge NO. 150, Knights of Pythias. He died in Harrisburg on March 1, 1905 and is buried there in Harrisburg Cemetery. [ad] [ph:L].

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