Friday, October 20, 2017

#FoundattheAuction: To Grant, From Lee

Photo: Lang's Auction House
Lang's Auction House has an interesting and fishing related item coming up in their upcoming sale.  This William H. Bradley new and improved fishing reel that was reportedly a post war gift from Confederate General Robert E. Lee to then President Grant.  The inscription tells the tale.

"To Grant From Lee for Bravery - In Vicksburg Rabbit was your Dish - This Reel for you to Feed on Fish."

 Here is the link to the full description of the item.  In these divisive times, It's interesting to me to see a a picture of the two former foes sitting in the White House telling stories of war and fishing.  The auction estimate is between $3,000 and $5,000.

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