Confederate Bell Captured in New Orleans in 1862 for sale



2015-07-06 16:37:51

James D. Julia will be selling a unique and rare piece of Civil War memorabilia today - a Confederate bell captured in New Orleans in 1862 by General Benjamin Butler. Butler sent home the bell to Rhode Island as a souvenier and had yoke cast that reads "TAKEN AT NEW ORLEANS BY GEN. B.F. BUTLER 1862 GIVEN IN AID OF SOUTHERN REBELLION TO BE CAST INTO CANNON". The piece has an estimate of $12,500 - 17,500.
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