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    13th New Jersey Enlisted Man's Forage Cap With Corp Badge & Label, Exterior deep blue wool body is in fine condition, no mothing, repairs or damage. Original chin strap showing minor crazing, held fast with two federal eagle buttons. Leather visor just shows a few storage marks. Top exhibits an original infantry hunting horn with the numbers "13", above which is stitched a red wool 1st Division 12th or 20th Corps Badge. The partially detached black leather sweatband exhibits honest wear, brown cotton lining is fully intact and displays the original contract label which reads "Size No 4 7 1/8 U.S. Army L.J. & J. Phillips".
    The only "13th" regiment serving in the First Division of the 12th Army Corps or the reorganized 12/20th Army Corps, which used the same badge, was the 13th New Jersey. This regiment mustered into service in August, 1862, and suffered heavy casualties at Antietam and Chancellorsville. They were present at Gettysburg with minor loss, and then went west with the 12th Corps in the Fall of 1863, fighting at Resaca, Kennesaw Mountain, Peach Tree Creek and Atlanta, before mustering out in June, 1865.


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2014
    13th Saturday
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