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    Civil War Era Naval Coat & Vest Set Belonging To 2nd Assistant Engineer Theodore Deklyne.
    A very fine example of an identified naval set belonging to an engineer who served aboard the U.S.S. Mystic. The Mystic was acquired by the Navy just prior to the Civil War and was used by the Union as a gunboat in support of the blockade of Confederate waterways. She assisted in the capture or destruction of four blockade runners off the coast of the Carolinas.

    The set offers a fine quality blue wool double-breasted coat with nine button front. It has a green glazed cotton lining. The coat overall is fine condition, with just a few cracks in the lining and scattered moth holes concentrated near the bottom. There are four additional buttons on the back side. The name "T. W. Deklyne" is stenciled in each sleeve lining. The shoulder straps indicate a rank of Chief Engineer with under twelve years service. Deklyne served from March 5, 1864 to August 28, 1868.

    To compliment the coat is a single-breasted nine-button front vest made from the same blue wool material making the two a fantastic set. The vest's brown twill lining shows some minor stains with a few small splits to the fabric at the neck and some cracks to the back near the shoulders. Otherwise in very good sound condition. It also has the name of the owner stenciled-in.


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    June, 2020
    7th Sunday
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