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    Regulation Confederate Officer's Uniform of Capt. Charles A. Hawkins 38th Georgia Vols. Mortally Wounded at Winchester, Va. June 14, 1863. Acquired by the consignor from direct lineal descendants and accompanied by appropriate paperwork. Coat constructed of fine quality gray wool with blue wool facing on the 1 3/4" high standup collar. Three narrow gold bullion strips denoting the rank of captain on each side of the collar. Seven button double breasted front retaining all of the original Extra Quality eagle staff buttons (one pinned in place. Great sleeve cut with each sleeve having a single strand of narrow gold bullion quatrefoil, blue faced functional cuffs with three eagle staff buttons on each cuff. The lining is a patterned brown silk over a plain linen liner with padded breasts. There is a single pocket in the left breast which is lined with linen. Sleeves are lined with light blue cotton. There are two eagle staffs on each tail, one missing. The skirt pockets are lined with plain linen. The coat is hand sewn throughout.
    The trousers are light blue wool with 1 1/4" black wool felt stripe on each outerseam. Front closure affected with four hole bone buttons with stamped brass four hole suspender buttons. The pockets close with cloth covered metal domed buttons, although most of the cloth covering is worn away. Belted back with decorative edge stitching on the belt, the two tined brass buckle, probably originally Japanned, is unmarked. Waist band of both brown and white polished cotton, the pockets lined with white linen. There is brown polished cotton lining in the lower interior portions of the legs. The 7" wide silk sash with some small tears near the tassels, and fading of the tassels, else fine.
    The coat and trousers both exhibit some noteworthy moth damage as visible in the photographs, but untouched and fully restorable.
    Hawkins graduated from Mercer University in 1861 and enlisted in the 38th Georgia as a Lieutenant on 9/29/61. The 38th Georgia was subsequently transferred to Jackson's command and Hawkins was slightly wounded at Cedar Run, and seriously wounded at Antietam. He highly distinguished himself at Fredericksburgh where he was again wounded. He was mortally wounded while leading a charge against Federal batteries on the Union right wing on July 13 at Winchester. As he fell he cried, "Boys, they have killed me, but go on". He died the next day.
    A wonderful Confederate uniform with superb history and well worthy of restoration.


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