NY: American Bible Society, 1861. Unknown. Bound in stiff leather boards. Has tab closure. VG, housed in a leather folding cover. / None. Item #620
A beautiful little testament with a leather cover and a flap to close it up. It only measures 3 1/2” by 2 1/8” and has gilded edges all around. What makes it extra special is that it was presented to Lt. (Frank J.) Osgood, Company K, 111th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry by the Erie County Bible Society. It appears that he, in turn, presented it to Mrs. Eliza A. Hyde of Ridgeway, PA. No date of this second act is provided. Osgood was likely from Ridgeway as a little slip of paper in the Bible states, “Lt. F. Osgood left Ridgeway for the seat of War on Thursday December 19th, 1861.” Osgood mustered in as a lieutenant, but was promoted to lieutenant colonel by War’s end. There is a picture of him from the CW Database and other personal information about his service and life included with the testament. NEAT STUFF!!