"TENNESSEE PRESENTATION CANE OR WALKING STICK PRENSENTED TO GENERAL W. B. BATE" (2nd half 19th century)

 

36 inches (length), 2 ¾ inches (highly engraved 18k+ gold cap).

A very interesting and historically important cane presented to General W. B. Bate, Major General Confederate States of America. Engraved inscriptions read: “Maj. Jno. L. Brown to Gen. W. B. Bate to Maj. H. J. Cheney” (top tip of cane); “[Capt.] Johnson Bransford; Jno. S. Bransford, Oct 16, 1940; John S. Bransford, Jr., Dec. 25, 1955; John S. Bransford III, Dec 28, 1999 (circumference of cane).”

Price:  $8500 (firm)

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