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    Unit at the Trostle Farm at Gettysburg

    Civil War Forage Cap Identified To Private David Brett 9th Independent Battery, Mass Light Artillery Dark blue wool regulation cap showing a few moth holes and minor tracking. The thin leather visor is in fine condition, retains its original chin strap and general service buttons. Black leather sweatband showing typical wear and is unstitched for 4" at the visor. Brown polished cotton lining partially detached, burlap reinforcement under the sweatband. Interior crown exhibits wonderful period painted legend that reads "Worn By Mr David Brett 9th Mass Battery Army of the Potomac 1861-1865 Enlisted July 62 MO June 6 65"
    The 9th Independent Battery Massachusetts Light Artillery mustered in August 10, 1862 and served until June 1865. The unit with the Army of the Potomac at Gettysburg, MineRun, Wilderness, Cold Harbor and Petersburg among other engagements.


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    December, 2014
    13th Saturday
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