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    Outstanding 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Forage Cap with 2nd Division 2nd Corps Badge
    Fine forage cap of deep blue wool with just a few minor moth holes. Original brass insignia on the crown with infantry hunting horn, 1/2" number "8" and false embroidered silvered 2nd Corps Badge held fast to the cap with small pieces of wood and a leather tab. Leather chinstrap with brass buckle, leather loop and eagle side buttons. Leather sweatband measures 1 3/8" at the front and 1 3/4" at the back. All leather components exhibit typical crazing and minor wear. Brown polished cotton lining excellent with intact small paper label in crown that reads "Size No 2 6 7/8 U. S. Army L. J. & I. P." Very appealing forage cap in fine condition.
    As is typical, the cap bears the corps insignia of the last organization to which the regiment belonged: the Second Division of the Second Corps. The regiment recruited in June, 1861, and from June, 1862, served in the Second Corps, Army of the Potomac, fighting in all their major engagements including Antietam, where they fought at the Sunken Road. and Gettysburg, where they were heavily engaged on July 3 in repelling Pickett's Charge. They also fought at Wilderness, Spottsylvania and Petersburg before mustering out in June, 1864, having lost 8 officers and 124 enlisted men killed in action or mortally wounded.


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2014
    13th Saturday
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