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    Civil War Infantry Lieutenant Colonel's Double Breasted Short Jacket Outstanding Civil War Officer's Double Breasted Short Jacket. The jacket retains all its original eagle "I" buttons; seven on each breast and three on each cuff, twelve breast buttons and all cuff buttons backmarked Waterbury Button Co, two Scovill. Good sleeve cut with wide ballooned elbows tapering to narrow cuffs. A hook and eye arrangement closes the base of the 1/2" tall standing / falling velvet collar. On the shoulders are affixed single silver Lieut Colonel's rank insignia, behind which are ghosts of shoulder straps. The interior is the typical deep green / black, quilted polished cotton lining in fine condition. White cotton sleeve linings, show honest wear at the armpits. Woven label at the collar "Devlin & Co New York", the firm Devlin & Co commenced business in Sept 1861. Reverse of the woven tag is inked in period script what appears to be "C.W. Wilder". Two black corded frogs appear at the lower back for supporting a belt. The jacket is in fine condition save for a few holes behind the back collar the largest measuring 1".

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    December, 2014
    13th Saturday
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