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    Bullet Struck Through The Crown

    Bullet Struck Commercially Produced Union Forage Cap Civil War Forage Cap with fine blue wool body that has been struck by a bullet on the upper left crown, the back body showing a 2" stitched repair corresponding to the bullet hole. Bound edge tarred leather visor showing typical crazing. Chin strap fragmented, the pieces held to the wool body by pins and thread, eagle side buttons intact. Original intact 1 1/2" leather sweat band shows moderate wear, brown silk lining torn at the bullet strike, rest fine, crown exhibits an illegible makers mark. This is a singular and spectacular relic that testifies to the dangers encountered on the battlefields of the Civil War.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2014
    13th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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