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Presentation and Exhibit on Civil War Timepieces in Carnegie, PA, 2/10/2018

Discussion in 'Civil War Uniforms & Relics' started by CW Watch Collector, Oct 29, 2017.

  1. CW Watch Collector

    CW Watch Collector Sergeant Major

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    I have accepted an invitation to speak at the “Second Saturday” Civil War Lecture Series at the Carnegie Library, 300 Beechwood Avenue, Carnegie PA 15106 (412-276-3456), at 1 PM on Saturday, February 10, 2018. (Carnegie PA is quite near Pittsburgh.) My talk, entitled “Why and How to Collect Civil War Timepieces, with Illustrative Examples,” will be oriented to audiences whose primary interest is in Civil War history and artifacts. I plan to review the role and prevalence of personal watches in Civil War armies, and the kinds and characteristics of watches carried by Civil War combatants. The latter part of the talk will focus on watches from my personal collection, their original owners, the units with which they served, and the battles in which they fought. The watches will be on display during and after my presentation. After the talk, I look forward to seeing and discussing watches that may be brought by members of the audience with their owners.

    For those who have never visited the Carnegie Library of Carnegie PA, it is well worth the trip in itself. It is a majestic structure set on top of a prominent hill in town. It includes the Civil War Room, where the Captain Thomas Espy Post #153 of the Grand Army of the Republic continued to meet into the early 1900's. Home to one of the last active GAR posts in the country, the room was sealed for the better part of a century after its last veteran died in 1937. Today, the room and its contents of original flags, books, prints, relics, and rare Lincoln photographs are spectacularly preserved, and are open to the public. (Please see their schedule for guided viewings).

    For those here who may have a somewhat wider interest in antiquarian horology (the study and collecting of old, historic timepieces), please visit my web page at:

    https://clintgeller.com/pocket-horology/

    Some of the other items discussed there are also Civil War-related.
     
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  3. Pat Young

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    Looks like a very interesting topic. Good luck.
     
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    Thanks, Pat.
     
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    Here is the flyer for the presentation.
     

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    Sounds real interesting. Wish I could get there
     
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