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History By Zim
History By Zim • 2 years ago

Chess set used during the Civil War by District Judge Henry G. Hicks of Minneapolis, Minnesota, who served as a First Lieutenant with the 93rd Illinois Regiment. One white pawn is missing from the set. The collapsible board folds along a central seam, allowing both it and its chessmen to fit into the matching box.

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