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    Rare Cased Civil War Cavalry Lieutenant's Shoulder Straps and Hat Insignia Identified to Lt. Jeremiah Duesler, Company G, 4th Michigan Cavalry. The leatherette covered wooden case measures 5.25" x 9.25", with a single rule border and "Lt. J. Duesler / 4th. MICH. CAV." gilt-stamped on the top of the hinged lid. The inside of the lid has a purple silk lining and the lower portion of the box is lined in purple velvet. In a fitted compartment is Lt. Duesler's hat insignia, measuring 3" x 2" with beautifully detailed embroidered bullion crossed swords and a metal number "4" affixed above. A coiled-wire border surrounds the central emblem and all is mounted on a dark-blue velvet backing over a copper backing. Both mounting eyelets are present. Mounted above and below the hat insignia in fitted compartments is a matched set of uncommon round-bordered cavalry shoulder straps. The bullion single border and rank devices are over a yellow wool field. The straps measure approximately 1.25" x 3.5". Two or three small insect holes appear in the yellow field, otherwise all insignia is in very good or better condition. The box is scuffed and some loss has occurred to the leatherette, otherwise the hinges and closing mechanism are sound and in very good condition.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2014
    13th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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