Fri, Sep 30, 2016 10:00AM EDT - Sat, Oct 1, 2016 10:00AM EDT
A Confederate Soldier's C.F. Martin NY Parlor style guitar, circa 1855-1866 with original coffin case and Associated Portrait. Size: 24.5'' x 20.5'', 62 x 52 cm (frame) and 6'' x 39'' x 14'', 15 x 99 x 36 cm (guitar case). Provenance Note: The guitar originally belonged to Johnnie Campbell (Jackson, Tennessee) who went to war against the Union during the Civil War. Johnnie, 16, was giving water to a Union soldier when a bullet from his own Southern side stuck and killed him. Jane Campbell Sterling (Johnnie's Sister) hid all the family jewels in the Martin guitar from the Northern soldiers who shot up most of the family pictures save for Mr. & Mrs. John Campbell (Lot 156). Union Soldiers killed and ate the plantation animals and vegetables and destroyed as much of the plantation as they could. Charles Currier, husband of Caroline Sterling, daughter of Penelope, was able to sell the plantation in 1923.