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CDV of Col. Abel Streight & Fellow Escapees
4/30/2014 - Firearms and Militaria: Live Salesroom Auction
A Brady view of Col. Abel Streight, 51st IN, with three fellow officers who staged a daring escape from Libby Prison. Streight was captured near Rome, Georgia on May 3, 1863 during his namesake raid and was sent to Richmond's Libby Prison. During the night of February 10, 1864, over 100 men managed to break out through a tunnel after lengthy preparations. The escape captivated the Northern press and sent Richmond into turmoil. Streight ended the war a brevet Brig. Gen.

Provenance:  
The Robert Trownsell Collection


Condition:  
CDV has undergone toning, soiling on surface, mount with edge wear.
Sold: $1,057.50
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