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The Letter
From American Civil War Major Sullivan Ballou to His Wife Sarah

Historic Masquerade Fashion Show
Costume Con 29

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The Letter
From American Civil War Major Sullivan Ballou to His Wife Sarah
Couple: Front View: Head Shot

DESCRIPTION: A letter from American Civil War Major Sullivan Ballou to his wife Sarah. Major Ballou was an officer in the 2nd Regiment Rhode Island detached militia. This is a very tear-jeaker presentation. Please make sure to watch the video below.

Category: Historic Costume
Division: Masters
Presenter: Lisa Ashton & Sandy Swank
Source: American Civil War books and photographs

Workmanship Award: Judges' Choice for Excellence in Research--Lisa Ashton
Documentation Award: BIC (tie)--Lisa Ashton
Presentation Award: Most Evocative of the Period

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Below is this costume's video from Historic Masquerade Show presentation.

The Letter
From American Civil War Major Sullivan Ballou to His Wife Sarah
Historic Masquerade Video Presentation
Costume Con 29 - May 9, 2011

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