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IDENTIFIED COLONEL D. BATES WALLET

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IDENTIFIED WALLET, COLONEL DELEVAN BATES, 30TH U.S. COLORED TROOPS. 4" X 8" CLOSED, OPENS TO 8" X 10 3/4". MAROON LEATHER, WITH BROWN CANVAS INSIDE. EXTERIOR EXHIBITS POCKET WEAR, AND TRACES OF FRAYING TO EDGES. INSIDE IS VERY GOOD. UPPER INSIDE LEATHER FLAP IN BLACK INK STENCIL "COL. DELEVAN BATES / 30 U. S. C. T.", ALL THERE, BUT HARD TO READ. INSIDE MIDDLE CANVAS COMPARTMENT HANDWRITTEN IN FADED INK, BUT VERY CLEAR "COL. BATES 30 U.S.C.T". INSIDE HAS 3-BILL COMPARTMENT, ANOTHER FLAPED COMPARTMENT, AND YET ANOTHER FOLD-OUT COMPARTMENT STILL RETAINING LID FLAP AND CLOSURE TAB. ACCOMPANIED WITH SOME PAPERWORK ON COL. BATES WITH A PICTURE OF HIM IN UNIFORM, AND HISTORY OF THE 30TH U.S. COLORED TROOPS. DELEVAN BATES ENLISTED AS A 2ND LIEUTENANT 08/18/62, WAS PROMOTED 1ST LIEUTENANT 05/03/63, COLONEL 03/23/64, BRIG-GENERAL 07/30/64, AND MUSTERED OUT 12/10/65. COL. BATES WOULD HAVE HAD A COLORFUL BATTLE HISTORY WHILE COMMANDING THE 30TH U.S. COLORED TROOPS.