Cane with a miniature brass cannon handle that measures 4 1/8 inches long from the muzzle to the end of the knob and has an open vent with small bore measuring at .20 inches. "Col. James. West." inscribed in script around the base of the cannon handle with roped borders. A June 26th, 1915 dated newspaper obituary lists a Civil War veteran Colonel James West of Philadelphia who passed away at age 76, which would put his birth date in the year 1839. He originally enlisted in the Philadelphia City Troop in 1861 and saw service throughout the entire war, including the Battle of Fort Pulaski and the Battle of Gettysburg. Shaft made of walnut. 1 3/8 inch German silver ferrule at the base. 34 3/4 inch total length.
Fine overall, attractive golden aged patina visible on the brass cannon handle, crisp inscription, and some light scratches and handling marks on the fine wood shaft.
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