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    Civil War Enlisted Signal Corps Forage Cap.
    An outstanding original example of a commercial forage cap with original signal corps insignia. The insignia for this branch was created in 1864 and displays crossed signal flags with 13 stars above and U.S. in "Old English" lettering. This cap is possibly the only completely original example of an enlisted signal corps cap to be offered. The hat is the same one pictured on page 136 of U.S. Army Headgear 1812-1872 by John P. Langellier & C. Paul Loane. One of the rarest pieces of Union headgear there is.


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2019
    8th Sunday
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