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    Civil War Vest, Medal, and Junior Officer's Kepi. Small in size but of standard issue, this vest was once worn by Henry Stowell of the 7th New Hampshire Infantry. Normal staining on the lining inside and one moth hole with wear along the shoulder do not detract. Made of dark blue wool, the kepi is decorated with a small black braid in quatrefoil as well as an infantry insignia on the front. The visor appears to be of tarred leather with a stitched edge. Attached with cuff buttons, the chin strap is worn and has broken. The interior lining of the hat is still intact although very discolored and worn.

    Accompanying this lot is a red sash and reunion style medal bearing the name of Henry Stowell as a participant in the Tibbet's Veteran Corp. Dated 1861 and 1865 the medal pictures a raised bust of Tibbets in the center.

    Henry Stowell enlisted as a corporal with the 7th Vermont. By March 1st of 1863, he was promoted to 2nd lieutenant of Co. F 7th Vermont Volunteers. Stowell would have participated in the 1st siege at Vicksburg and the battle at Baton Rouge. As much of the documentation states he spent most of his time at Fort Barranca, Florida finally leaving the service in 1865 at Brownsville, TX.


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    June, 2007
    24th-25th Sunday-Monday
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