CIVIL WAR CONFEDERATE IDENTIFIED 10TH VIRGINIA REGIMENT SHAVING KIT,
folding canvas and wood, interior lid of box with period inked inscription "A.S. Byrd - Cap't QM, 10th Vol. Reg't / C.S.A.", for Capt. Abraham Samuels Byrd (1824-1902), fitted with a strop and two straight razors. Together with four CDV images of A.S. Byrd, three with backstamp for R.S. Vanpelt, National Gallery, Harrisonburg, VA. Five pieces total. Third quarter 19th century. 1 1/2" x 3" x 6 1/2" closed.
From the John H. and Joan S. Byrd estate collection, Harrisonburg, VA.
Descended in the Byrd family of Craney Island/Smith's Creek.
Captain Abraham Byrd mustered into Co. S of the 10th Virginia Infantry on Sept. 9, 1861, where he served as assistant quartermaster. He was assigned quartermaster for Battle's Brigade in 1864 and was in charge of the ambulance train, 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia. Byrd surrendered as a stall member of Lee's troops at Appomattox, April 9, 1865.
Very good as-found condition with expected wear.
Available payment options