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    CIVIL WAR UNION CAVALRY ENLISTED MAN'S SHELL JACKET. In size "X1", inspector "H. F. Harkness" and blurred maker's mark in the sleeve lining. Original brown and red checkered body lining, white cotton sleeve linings. Probably the product of Schuylkil Arsenal. Retains the original "Scovills & Co. Extra" buttons with twelve on front, two on each side, and two on each split cuff, missing only one cuff button. Bright yellow worsted wool tape piping with original saber belt tufts/ supports at rear. The standard issue Union cavalry uniform jacket for enlisted men in both volunteer and regular establishment units which also saw service in the American west until the adoption of the 1872 uniform patterns. A very nice example of this attractive and desirable Civil War uniform jacket.

    Condition: A few small scattered repairs to moth holes on the body. One larger area of damage at the lower edge toward the back where the piping has been restitched, damage primarily to the inside and does not detract from the overall appearance of the jacket. Lining in both body and sleeves perfect.


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    December, 2007
    1st Saturday
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