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    Civil War Insignia Group Identified to Captain Samuel F. Rooker, Indiana 12th Infantry. Includes: (1) Infantry captain's shoulder straps measuring approximately 1.5" x 4.25" with single bullion borders and rank devices on a light-blue field. Wool underlay. Some insect damage to the underlay and moderate wear to the straps, else very good condition. (2) Indiana 12th Infantry officer's hat insignia, 3.5" x 2.25". Detailed bullion infantry horn and metal "12" applied to velvet. Both mounting loops present. Excellent condition. (3) Four 22mm brass infantry officer's buttons with Scovill Manufacturing Company, Waterbury back marks. Excellent condition. (4) Rare full-plate Ambrotype of six men (one of whom is presumably Rooker) at Niagara Falls, circa 1871. About 15% of the emulsion is lacking, still it remains clear and in very good condition. (5) Receipt book, land indentures and various documents associated with the Rooker family. Samuel F. Rooker enlisted in April of 1862 as a captain and was commissioned into E Company of the Indiana 12th Infantry.

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    December, 2014
    13th Saturday
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