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Civil War Soap Carried by George Frazier 42nd Ohio Infantry

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Now here is a one of a kind of item you are never ever going to find again. The fact that this has survived a 150 years is incredible! Extremely rare example of Civil War lye soap brought home by George Frazier of the 42nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Measures 3 1/4″ x 1 1/2″. This was purchased from a direct descendant and is contained in an envelope with a short inscription on the envelope itself from George’s grandson reading “Cake of soap my grandfather brought home from Civil War Garfield’s Regt – Seville, Ohio”. This example was probably produced by Proctor & Gamble who held the contracts to supply the Union Army with soap and candles. George would muster with the 42nd in September, 1861 and serve through September, 1864. They would fight at Middle Creek, Vicksburg, Champion Hill as well a number of excursions against guerillas. This is a must have if you are doing a camp scene set up. Incredibly rare piece. You will never find another one of these I promise you!

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