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Id’d Civil War Shaving Cup, Straight Razor and Shaving Brush

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Id’d Civil War Shaving Cup, Straight Razor and Shaving Brush – Found in Tennessee, this grouping is comprised of a typical, Civil War period “tin” or soldered sheet iron shaving cup and straight razor; the brush that was with the grouping when found, appears to be from the postwar period. The razor is housed in its original pasteboard configured box; the box has, written in pencil – “Capt Mebane”. The razor’s blade is stamped “Wade & Butcher / Sheffield”; this company was a Civil War period maker of razors and knives. On the razor handle, constructed of darkened horn, is scratched – “Capt. Mebane” – following this name are several numbers.  The cup and razor are in excellent condition. After doing some research, we were unable to find any Union soldiers with the last name of Mebane; we were able to find the following Confederate Captains with the last name of Mebane:

 Sidney A. Mebane

Residence was not listed; Enlisted on 2/25/1863 as a Captain. On 2/25/1863 he was commissioned into TN 10th Cavalry (date and method of discharge not given)

 

John W. Mebane

Residence was not listed; Enlisted on 10/15/1861 as a Captain. On 10/15/1861 he was commissioned into “C” Co. TN Johnston Light Artillery (date and method of discharge not given)

William G. Mebane

Residence was not listed; Enlisted on 6/1/1861 as a Captain. On 6/1/1861 he was commissioned into “B” Co. TN 13th Infantry (date and method of discharge not given)

 

 

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