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    Civil War Period Regulation Chapeau de Bras Identified to Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas in the Original Form Fitted Pasteboard Storage Box. The box bears the original label of Warnock & Co. 519 Broadway, New York. Written in the lower panel on the label in pencil "Gen. Geo. H. Thomas", unquestionably period. The chapeau is near perfect, showing just some minor wear. 18½" tip to tip, 5¾" high at the front, and 6½" high at the back. Heavy gilt bullion tassels at each end, 2¼" wide bullion strip with eagle staff button and spread wing eagle with riband on black silk cockade. Interior with a 2" high waffle finish maroon Moroccan leather sweatband, red silk lining embossed in gilt with Warnock label, about perfect. The original black feather plume held in place with black silk ribbon. The original paste board storage box in very good sound condition with just some cracks along the edge of the lid. Thomas is deemed by many to have been the Union Army's most able field commander. The fact that he was born in Virginia proved to be a hindrance in the minds of the US military hierarchy, but his aggressive and skillful conduct on the battlefield eventually earned him a major field command and the revered moniker "Rock of Chickamauga". A scarce piece of US regulation Civil War headgear in superb condition with a great history.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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