Bryan Grimes Major General CSA from Pitt County, North Carolina…His Original Documented Uniform Collar sewn for him by his wife, Charlotte Grimes, in 1865 and one of several Unpublished Photographs of him…Grimes family archive.
Grimes’ letter to his wife Charlotte March 14, 1865: “…examining everything on my line. (I) went to each picket post, and at some points so close you could almost see the whites of the Yankees’ eyes.” The proximity of the opposing lines and deadly exchange of fire was especially dangerous for the sharpshooters’ favorite target: officers. His vulnerability prompted Grimes to cloak his high rank from the wrong set of eyes. “I concealed your handiwork on my collar lest some enterprising Yankee might take it in his head to pick off a major general,” he wrote Charlotte, “and I have no idea of you being a widow if I can help it.”
from Lee’s Last Major General Bryan Grimes of North Carolina by T. Harrell Allen
Links to brief biography and history of Bryan Grimes:
Trades considered…Let me know what you have…Fine Watches are especially of interest…Seeking and Always Buying and Trading for: Project Delta and Delta Force Col. Charlie Beckwith artifacts and 1st SFOD Delta related groups; Vietnam Son Tay Raid Groupings, Vietnam Special Forces Battle of Lang Vei artifacts and groups; WWII 506th PIR 101st Airborne Silver Chalice Cups (Engraved to 506th Officers);Operation Eagle Claw Desert One Iran Hostage Rescue Mission artifacts and groupings; Rolex, Tudor, Omega and other quality watches, especially Vietnam era watches with military connections.