Noticed this for sale on EBay, item # 180008596215. Civil Ware Pipe of Col. George M. Guion Here we have an important piece of history from the US Civil War. It is a meerschaum pipe I think presented during the Civil War to Lieutenant Col. George M. Guion in 1863 from Charles Partridge. The cap is inscribed with the presentation. Col. Guion was the commander of the 148th NY volunteer regiment. This regiment was made up of volunteers from Yates County, Phelps, Seneca Falls, Auburn, Dundee, and surrounding areas in Central New York. The 148Th was attached to the first brigade, second division of the Eighteenth Army Corps. Here is a brief synopsis of the 18TH Army from civilwarhome_dot_comm ***Eighteenth Army Corps. December 24, 1862.--The President ordered that the troops in North Carolina should constitute the Eighteenth Army Corps, and assigned Major-General J. G. Foster to the command. August 1, 1863.--The Seventh Army Corps transferred to this corps. July 17, 1864.--The troops of the Department of North Carolina and Virginia serving with the Army of the Potomac in the field, to constitute this corps, and Major-General William F. Smith assigned to command. December 3, 1864.--Discontinued.***
I do not know the circumstances of the presentation, or how the gift was made, or the identity of Charles Partridge, but still, this is a great little artifact.
The pipe is in wonderful condition. There is a small dent in the top, but the markings are clearly visible. I believe the metal is pewter. The pipe has been in my personal collection for several years. I obtained it from and estate of a family near Auburn, N.Y. _________________________________________________ I am not the seller, or have any interest in this item, but thought a descendant might want to check it out. Dorothy O'Neill