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Civil War Soldier's Pipe "The Trooper", dug Savannah (SOLD)

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This is another nice item being offered, it is a Civil War soldier’s clay pipe. It measures 4 1/4” long and the bowl has a diameter of 1 ¼”. Impressed into both sides is “THE TROOPER”, this was obviously done to promote sales to soldiers, especially Cavalrymen. I imagine a popular item with camp sutlers. This pipe was dug by Ed Grey at a campsite in Savannah, Georgia.

Savannah's role in the Civil War is legendary—it was one of the only towns left standing during Sherman's famous 'March to the Sea," preserved and given as a Christmas present to Abraham Lincoln in 1864.

The campaign began with Sherman's troops leaving the captured city of Atlanta on November 15 and ended with the capture of the port of Savannah on December 21. His forces followed a "scorched earth" policy, destroying military targets as well as industry, infrastructure, and civilian property and disrupting the Confederacy's economy and transportation networks.

The 7th Georgia Cavalry was one of the Confederate units that was sent to protect Savannah. With 200 dismounted men, they took part in the defense of Savannah. This is a great marked piece and comes in the glass top display case pictured.

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