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    Near Mint Mounted Service Overcoat from Cincinnati Depot 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 five 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 and on the interior of the back has stenciled a partially visible "NJ ." The adjustable belted back is fastened by a single button. The entire coat is very sound with a few negligible moth nips and some soiling/fading at the collar. The dark blue wool lining is near perfect. One sleeve bears a size number "4" in addition to the bold and clear black oval government inspector's stamp "F. H. SHAFER/U.S/ INSP.CIN." Also light but visible is the name of a New York City costumer. 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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    December, 2012
    8th Saturday
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