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    Identified Civil War Cavalryman's Overcoat Dated 1864 Identified Civil War Mounted Cavalryman's Overcoat Dated 1864. This is an excellent example of the classic cavalry overcoat as issued by the Federal Government. Made of sky blue kersey, double breasted with a wide stand-and-fall collar, the coat retains all six original large general service "eagle" buttons on each side of the front and all twelve smaller ones on the cape. The unlined cape is firmly attached, the adjustable belted back is fastened by a single button. The entire coat is very sound with a few negligible moth nips and minor repairs. The dark blue wool lining is near perfect, stenciled on white cotton at the neck "17.B.". One sleeve bears two dots as size indicater in addition to the clear black stamp "E. Tracy Phila Oct 21st' 64.". The other sleeve stamped "Cowles & Co Pat Sept. 20. 64" and inked on separate white cotton tab " M.C. Burnett" in period script. An excellent and completely original example of a salient uniform item that was standard gear for every cavalry and light artillery enlisted man.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2014
    13th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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