Grouping of Corporal Joseph P Round 12th Kansas Volunteer Infantry
Item #: AA2958
This is a group of items from Corporal Joseph P Round of Company F, 12th Kansas Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Items included in the grouping are his promotion certificate appointing him to Corporal, a tintype and CDV of Joseph Round, two cuff size general service eagle buttons, fourteen other images of family members either CDV or tintype, an old leather bound photo album the images were housed in, a handwritten recipe for moonshine, Round's leather wallet that contained the moonshine recipe, two Native American made silver bracelets, a hand carved and decorated pipe bowl, a wooden cigar humidor from the Civil War period, a late 1800's Brown Brothers wooden cigar box for five cent cigars and a scroll with the title AD ASPERA PER ASTRA depicting homesteaders moving west though Native American land to settle dated 1861. The title is Latin and translated reads "Through hardships to the stars". Also included in the grouping is a pair of US Cavalry trousers circa 1910 and an Arrow shirt from the 1920's. Joseph P Round enlisted as a Corporal on 15 September, 1862. He was mustered into Company F, 12th Kansas Volunteer Infantry Regiment on 26 September, 1862 and was mustered out of service on 30 June, 1865. Round's promotion certificate is dated 1 October, 1862 and was issued at Camp Blunt, Paola, Kansas. The certificate is signed by the only commander the 12th Kansas ever had, Colonel Charles W. Adams. The 12th Kansas spent a lot of time combating guerrilla forces on the Kansas/Missouri border, such as Quantrill's Raiders, and guarding trains. They did participate in two engagements in Arkansas, the Camden Expedition and the Battle of Jenkins Ferry near Little Rock, Arkansas. The unit mustered out on 30 June, 1865 and Corporal Round returned home to Leroy, Kansas. This is a pretty interesting and diverse collection of items from a Kansas Civil War soldier that managed to survive the war and get back home to his family. Items from Kansas are pretty scarce and don't come up on the market very often, so take a good look and see if this won't fit into your collection!
Shipping Weight: 10 lbs
Item # AA2958
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