Sterling silver, 10 in. tray beautifully engraved and embellished. Total weight approx. 25.083 t oz. The presentation is in jeweler script "Olde English," and bold, beautiful letters. The inscription reads: To/ Col. A. Duryee/ from the/ Merchants and Citizens/ upon his retiring from the/ Colonelcy/ of the 7th Regt . National Guard/ New York/ Decr . 1859 . Shortly after, Abram Duryee raised Duryee's Zouaves, Lincoln appointed him brigadier general in August of 1861, and was wounded five times during the Civil War.