Pass Issued by Gen. McClellan & Signed by James A. Hardie – To the “Picnic” at the Battle of Bull Run!
While this 2 ¼ x 3 ¾ inch little pass is just dated “1861”, James A. Hardie signs as “Major”. He became Lt. Col. in September 1861 so it had to be before that. We love what is written on the pass: “Pass M. Dyer, M. Dyer Jr. and wife, Mrs. J. S. Robinson & Carriage & Driver”. These folks were definitely going on a “tour” in the midst of war. Just a great little pass in fine condition.
#D368 – Price $225