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    Civil War Period Silvered Hat Badge of the 17th Texas Infantry. Having its origins in the period when Texas was an independent republic, this emblem was also used by Civil War Texas soldiers and has been observed on equipment, most notably wooden canteens, as well as buttons and various forms of insignia. This example is indigenous to Texas having been acquired from a noted Houston collector in whose hands it had resided for some 40 years. 1 5/8" across the arms at the widest point (the arms vary slightly ion length), rather crudely cut from silvered sheet brass. "T E X A S" (the E being reversed) hand engraved on the arms of the star. Hand engraved ric-rac border. Shaded hand engraved "17th" in the center, representing the 17th Texas infantry. A heavy sharpened stick pin is rather crudely soldered horizontally to the back.

    The 17th Texas Infantry was organized at Camp Terry in March of 1862 and served in the trans-Mississippi Department. The regiment was heavily engaged at Milliken's bend, losing 21 killed and 68 wounded. An absolutely authentic and very rare piece of Texas Confederate insignia.

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    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
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