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NY man buys 19th century Va. woman's scrapbook

Wednesday - 10/3/2012, 10:24am  ET

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. - The 19th century scrapbook of a Confederate general's niece in Virginia has been sold at auction to a New York man.

Henrietta Magruder Turner's leather-bound scrapbook includes a hand-drawn map of the 1862 Battle of Fredericksburg.

Rick Stattler with Swann Auction Galleries tells The Free Lance-Star ( that the scrapbook was sold Tuesday for $4,400 to Kevin F. Kelly of New Palz, N.Y.

Turner compiled the scrapbook from 1852 to 1875. She was a niece of Confederate Gen. John Bankhead Magruder.


Information from: The Free Lance-Star,

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