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    Pristine Infantry "Jeff Davis" Hat. This example of the Federal issue Army Hat is in mint, unissued condition, completely trimmed as per regulations for an infantryman. The stiff black felt body is without blemish. The front of the hat has a 1" brass letter "G" over a stamped brass infantry bugle with a ½" numeral "6" in the bend, all fastened by means of leather strips that pass through loops on the inside. The narrow black ribbon is still at the base, with the correct sky-blue woolen hat cord over it. Tucked into the cord is a single ostrich plume. The right side has never been pierced to accept the stamped brass "eagle" side plate, but an original example is included. The deep sweatband is complete and the crown bears the large manufacturer's gold stamping "U.S. Army/Extra Manufacture" surrounding an eagle, along with the size designation "4." It would be impossible to improve on the impressive condition of this basic piece of Civil War headgear.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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