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    Wesley Merritt's Five-Button Undress Blouse. As befits the uniform of a field-grade officer, this 1872-pattern undress blouse is fancier and of higher quality than that of Lieutenant Charles King (see other lot). Merritt wore this as second in command of the 9th Cavalry until his appointment to the 5th Cavalry in 1876. The oak-leaf emblem of rank on the shoulder straps is embroidered with silver thread. Merritt has printed his initials "WM" on the inside right breast pocket. The button holes show considerable wear, but the coat is in excellent condition. By the way, the tails are ingeniously clipped together so that they can be easily loosed for wearing on horseback.
    From the Glenwood Swanson Collection.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2018
    9th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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