Striking Scrapbook Page from Sailor Joseph Watson, USS Montgomery – Watson has mounted a number of colorful labels from wine bottles “CAPTURED FROM THE REBEL STEAMER PET”
This scrapbook page has been framed in a gold gilted period frame measuring 15 x 17 inches. Along with 5 labels is a newspaper article entitled, “The Wilmington Blockade”. Along the side of this article, which lists the “Captures” of many Blockade runners, Watson has written in ink:
“Joseph Watson was present at the destruction of these vessels on board of the U.S. Str. Montgomery”
At the center of the page is a nicely executed note:
Captured from the
One of the most colorful souvenir relics in our collection. There are many stories to be read about the chases and captures of Confederate Blockade Runners… an exciting aspect of Civil War collecting.
#A610 – Price $1,395