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Identified Civil War Period Silver Snuff Box


Identified Civil War Period Silver Snuff Box – This finely crafted, Parker Patent silver snuff box has the following name engraved on the bottom of the box: “E.G. Hopkins / Penn Yann / NY”. Research revealed that Hopkins, an undertaker and cabinetmaker in Penn Yann, prior to, during and after the Civil War, registered for the draft, in July of 1863, but apparently never served in the army. This finely crafted snuff box is in excellent condition, featuring some decorative embellishments on the cover. Impressed on the front, just below where the cover clasp attaches, is the following: “PATD  JAN. * 24  1860 / PARKER”. This is a nice example of a Civil War period civilian and soldier accessory.

Edward G Hopkins

 in the U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865


Edward G Hopkins

Birth Year:

abt 1835

Place of birth:

Penn Yan NY

Age on 1 July 1863:




Marital status:



Milo, Yates, New York

Congressional District:



Edward Gilbert Hopkins

BIRTH 12 Feb 1835

Penn Yan, Yates County, New York, USA

DEATH 27 Nov 1907 (aged 72)

Penn Yan, Yates County, New York, USA

BURIAL Lakeview Cemetery

Penn Yan, Yates County, New York, USA

Undertaker. In 1870 he was living in Milo, Yates Co., NY with Lois, Bertha and Effie G. Hopkins. In 1904 he was living with Lois and his daughter Lucy S. Hopkins at 210 Main St. and they were members of the First Methodist Episcopal Church of Penn Yan. He played in the Brass Band of Penn Yan.

Brother of:
Mary Hopkins 1826-1907
George Fletcher Hopkins, leader of the Brass Band of Penn Yan.
Mrs. Rho D. Ludlow (Phebe Jane Hopkins)
Mrs. Levi O. Dunning (Loretta S. Hopkins)