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    Civil War Union Officer's Fatigue Blouse, White Vest, Brown Sword Belt, Sash, Gauntlets, and Cartes de Visite Identified to Captain Frederick Sears Grand d' Hauteville. Includes: 1.) d' Hauteville's officer's single-breasted sack coat with original five Staff officer's buttons on the front and three smaller buttons on the closed cuff. All buttons marked "D. Evans & Co. Attleboro, Mass." The coat's material is a high quality wool with a 1 ½-inch collar and brass hook and eyelet. The sleeves are blousy tapering to narrower closed cuffs. The coat is complete with the original Captain of Staff shoulder straps with velvet centers, sewn directly to the coat. The coat is lined with a coarser blue wool and features four inner pockets, two smaller on the breast; two larger below the waist. The sleeves are lined in white silk and d' Hauteville's hand-written owner's label is sewn in the upper left sleeve. 2.) Officer's white vest with fine wool front and belted cotton back. Five button front, all buttons marked "D. Evans & Co. Extra." and held fast by brass rings. Wide flat collar, 3-inches at its widest. Two open waist pockets. 3.) Brown leather sword belt with leather hangers and brass fittings. Supple brown leather, 33-inches long overall; the hangers 20 and 10-inches overall secured to the belt with sliding leather loops. Exquisite 1851 pattern officer's waist belt plate (O'Donnell and Campbell 639; Kerksis 63) with intricate floral scroll design on the reverse. This pattern appeared in wartime Schuyler, Hartley & Graham advertisements accompanying presentation swords. 4.) Silk officer's sash measuring approximately 117-inches overall, including the 9-inch tassels on either end. 5.) Fine doeskin gauntlets with split cuffs. 6.) Three superb CDVs, two depicting d' Hauteville in his Captain's uniform, one of him posed standing with his sword; the other with him seated with sword. Both CDVs bear J.W. Black, Boston studio imprints on the verso. The third CDV features d' Hauteville posed standing in his civilian clothing. This image was likely taken after his military service and bears a European studio imprint on the recto.

    Condition: 1.) Very good. Exterior shows mostly storage wear in the form of light mildew stains with honest wear at the neck and wear at the coat's lower edge, as expected. Interior with some mothing. 2.) Very good. With small scattered storage stains. 3.) Excellent. The leather remains supple and only spotting from storage visible. 4.) Excellent. 5.) Excellent. Showing only modest storage wear. 6.) Excellent. All images are bright and clear.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2016
    17th Saturday
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