Bible - Civil War Soldier died in Libby Prison. Skinner - 22nd Wisconsin Col.
A fantastic piece of Civil War history! This unique pocket Bible, bound in original leather with stamped design to the spine and boards, and a working brass swing clasp, as shown, remains in worn but decent shape- especially for the life it has seen. According to the inscriptions, this little guy was carried in the Civil War by Theron Y Skinner of the 22nd Wisconsin Volunteers, Company I, who was taken prisoner, and died a few years following the War from a disease contracted while in Libby Prison.
Theron has noted Libby two times within with a later notation by family noting his death in 1870 from Libby on the front fly (this can be confirmed with research online). There is also a sticker on the cover noting Libby.
The item "1854 Bible Civil War Soldier died in Libby Prison. Skinner" is in sale since Tuesday, January 31, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Religion & Spirituality\Christianity\Other Christian Collectibles".The seller is "rarebiblesandmore" and is located in United States. This item can be shipped worldwide.