The Carol and Mark Felone Collection
Carol and Mark Felone, of Mendon Mass., have the following memorabilia collected by Carol's great-grandfather, Almer Montague, who served in both the 13th Infantry and 1st Cavalry.
Ten letters and envelopes with stamps
Six pieces of currency used during the war
Hair from the tail of Almer's cavalry horse
Two braids(?) from uniform
Note written "When you get to your northern home don't forget your southern friends" signed V--
Document dated Oct. 17, 1861- No. 25 Con. States of Amer.
Document dated 1864 CSA
Almer's discharge papers for 13th Infantry + 1st Vt Cavalry
Bible carried through the war
Booklet "The Soldiers Friend"
One 12" x 12" GAR flag, piece of cloth written on it A.H. Montague 13th Regt. Vt. Vol.
One "Grand Army Journal" dated Nov. 2, 1889
Various N.Y. newspapers (original editions) on the day U.S. Grant died
One leather kit to carry needle, thread, paper, pencils.
One cavalry sword
Belt buckle picked up on Gettysburg Battlefield at 1890 reunion(?)
One plate, spoon and fork
One certificate from the state of Vt.
Two GAR certificates
Two hat badges
Three pieces of wood with musket balls embedded in them labeled with the battles they are from
One piece 1st Vt Cav. Regt flag (framed)
One piece company flag (framed),
Book- "Act of the General Assembly of the State of Virginia 1863-
Three pieces of wood from the rail of the house Lee surrendered in-piece blotter paper-leaves of locust tree-all of these were taken at Appomattox Court house with a note from Almer dated Apr. 30, 1865 explaining how he acquired them.
Photograph of seven soldiers posed for picture wearing cav. uniforms + Almer, Myron Parker identified also written on bottom "All formerly of Cambridge Vt."
Photograph of Almer and his cousin George Dunn in civilian dress.
Photograph of J. F. Cook Capt 3rd Vt. Vol.
Photograph of Almer from chest up in GAR uniform
Photograph of Almer in GAR uniform taken in front of Alexander Hamilton Post # 10 + Alex. Hamilton grandson is identified (picture a section of larger photo)
Photograph of Almer in GAR uniform with members GAR group in front of Mount Vernon, Va.