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    Forage Cap With Original Insignia and Dismounted Overcoat Identified to Charles F. Jones Co E. 2nd New York Heavy Artillery Forage cap in fine overall condition showing a few very minor holes, negligible. Leather chinstrap with eagle buttons, the loop adhered to the visor. Full black leather sweatband and brown polished cotton lining in fine condition showing minor wear. Crown exhibits the original enlisted artillery insignia, 5/8" brass number "2" the reverse pins of which are holding the 1st Division 2nd Corps Badge in place. When the trefoil is moved aside, fading can be seen on the body surrounding the badge, clearly showing the shadow of the badge. Insignia is held fast to the crown by means of small pieces of wood on the underside of the crown.
    Nice Regulation Civil War Infantry Overcoat. Constructed of sky blue kersey, the coat retains all five original large general service "eagle" buttons on the front and six smaller ones on the cape. The unlined cape is firmly attached and extends "down to the elbows when the arm is extended" as called for in regulations. Belted back missing its button. The entire coat is very sound with an insignificant scattering of mostly minor moth holes and two 3/4" holes on the cape. Body slightly shortened, skirt seam is cut off. The condition of the coarse brown wool lining is excellent, sleeve linings removed. An nice example of a regulation uniform item that saw service.
    Accompanying the group is a letter dated July 1984 from James Stamatelos stating that the group was purchased in Maine from a descendent of Charles Jones.
    Charles F. Jones enlisted on April 26, 1864 as a private and mustered into Company E 2nd New York Heavy Artillery, discharged February 17, 1865.
    During Jones' duty the 2nd NY Heavy Artillery served with the Department of Washington D.C. and with the Army of the Potomac.

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    December, 2014
    13th Saturday
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