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    Identified Union Model 1858 Forage "McDowell" Cap, Daniel L. Holgate Co. G, 52nd Illinois Infantry. Identified Union Model-1858 Forage "McDowell" Cap. Dark blue wool throughout with characteristic high crown and small leather bill. The 1" high brass numbers "52" attached to the crown with brass wires. The front of the bill with the note in period script "Holgate Family Army Cap". The leather chinstrap retains its original brass buckle and is secured by two small eagle buttons. The cap's interior has a partial leather sweatband and is lined on the sides and crown with black silk in fine condition. There are a number of small scattered pencil-point holes in the wool body and expected minor crazing to the leather elements. This is a superb and classic early Civil War "McDowell" cap. There were 17 Union soldiers named Holgate, only one in a unit numbered "52", Daniel L. Holgate, from Elgin Il he mustered into Co G 52nd Il 11/19/1861.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2014
    13th Saturday
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