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    Most Rare Civil War Union Navy Enlisted Man's Summer Weight Uniform of Moses Post of the USS Resolute, 1862 - 1865. Moses Post, born in New York City, enlisted in the U. S. Navy at the Washington Navy Yard on June 13, 1862, serving at that station until ordered aboard the USS Resolute on August 5, serving aboard that vessel for the remainder of the war, until his discharge on May 15, 1865. At the time he enlisted, Post was eighteen years old and listed as a "Landsman", although he later listed his trade as cooper.
    This uniform was passed down through Post's family until sold to a well known Civil War dealer in 1995 by his grand daughter, then 88 years old, and from that time to the present were treasured pieces in the celebrated maritime collection of the late Welles Henderson. Both the jumper and the trousers are fabricated of white plain weave linen and hand sewn throughout. The waistband and broadfall of the trousers are piped or "feathered' with blue cotton, while the cuffs and broad collar of the frock/jumper are faced with blue silk, decoratively top stitched with white silk thread or twist, and trimmed at the corners with embroidered white stars of the same twist. The trousers utilize white four hole porcelain buttons, with draw strings at the back and sides along with the classic 'flap' front. Wonderful condition overall, just some minor scattered stains and signs of light honest wear.
    The USS Resolute was a wooden screw tug, built in Keyport, New Jersey and purchased by the U. S. Navy on 7 May 1861. She was commissioned five days later and became part of the Potomac Flotilla, seeing her first action on May 29th against the Confederate shore batteries at Aquia Creek, Va. The Resolute remained in action, both in actions against shore emplacements, and the capture or destruction of numerous Confederate vessels throughout the war, until decommissioned at war's end.
    The uniform is accompanied by a considerable amount of supporting paperwork including a notarized affidavit attesting to its ownership by Post. One of the finest enlisted Civil War U. S. Navy uniforms we've ever offered, with an absolutely superb history


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