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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

Reunion ribbon 13th Vermont Infantry

Reunion ribbon 1st Vermont Cavalry

Two braids(?) from uniform

Note written "When you get to your northern home don't forget your southern friends" signed V--

Piece of note paper with U.S. Christian Commission letterhead

Piece of note paper with 13th Vt. letterhead

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

GAR obit notice of Almer's death

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

Two canteens

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

Coin purse

Two hat badges

Three pieces of wood with musket balls embedded in them labeled with the battles they are from

Uniform buttons

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 Almer and another soldier possibly J.F. Cook (tin-type)

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.