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Civil War Items for Legacies Old & New Sale

On April 26, Legacies Old and New, Inc., Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey, will be auctioning quality Civil War items belonging to the late Kirk Kremer at the Red Men Lodge, 145 West Main Street, Tuckerton, New Jersey. Mr. Kremer was a lifelong resident? of Ocean County, New Jersey. His roots on his father’s side however can be traced back to John Jacob Mickley. John Jacob Mickley participated in moving the Liberty Bell to safety during the occupation by British forces in Philadelphia. An Indenture, dated 1779 from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, signed in blood by Sarah K. Mickley, granddaughter of John Jacob Mickley, will also be auctioned.

For over 15 years Mr. Kremer enjoyed participating in Civil War reenactments with the 1st Virginia Calvary. He studied the Civil War extensively and visited most of the major battle sites. A partial listing of Civil War items that will be auctioned include: an authentic McClellan saddle, authentic Civil War rifles, Ladies Grand Army of the Republic fobs, a Confederate States of America pay-stub dated 1864, as well as a Union Soldier’s Discharge dated 1865; many authentic Civil War artifacts, including but not limited to musket balls, cannon balls, cannon ball fragments, buttons, buckles, tokens, saddle epaulets and much more.

An authenticated photograph of Colonel John Mosby, Daguerreotype of a Civil War Soldier playing a fife and reproduction black powder pistols will also be included in the sale.

Photographs and an Absentee Bid Catalog are currently available at and (AuctionZip Auctioneer ID#: 5103). Information will also be available in Antiques and Auction News April 18 edition, or by contacting Dan and Marilyn Melega by calling (609) 294-3122 or by e-mail at [email protected].

“All of us at Legacies Old & New feel honored to be given the opportunity to make available to you at auction, possessions that were an important part of Mr. Kremer’s life. We would also like to mention that Mr. Kremer proudly served his country in Vietnam from 1968-1970 where he earned a Purple Heart. He will be honored with ceremony at the New Jersey Vietnam Memorial on Veterans Day, 2008, for having died of his wounds sustained during wartime.”