1st Continental Rifle Regiment

Sotheby’s Catalogue Note regarding the silver hand seal of the 1st Continental Rifle Regiment.

Sotheby’s, Important Americana, 24-25 January 2014.

Catalogue Note: Lost to time for over two hundred years and recently rediscovered, this silver seal is one of only two surviving objects related to the famous 1st Continental or Rifle Regiment, the first American unit to be raised, equipped and paid directly by the Continental Congress. Also known as the Continental Rifle Regiment, [...] Click here to continue reading.


Spencer, Edward – Civil War Diaries

Edward Spencer Civil War Diaries

courtesy of Cowan’s Auctions

The Diary of Edward Spencer is copied (in part) into the current volume from memory and notes in 1864, the first of two volumes of Spencer’s diary includes brief and breezy comments on the early months of his service, but he reserved space for the events leading up to and including the Battle of Thompson’s Station, fought near Franklin, Tennessee. A well-educated young man, upstanding [...] Click here to continue reading.


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