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    Rare Rubberized Raincover Havelock, Identification Disk and Company Roster of New Hampshire Infantryman. Of great value in foul weather, this rubberized cotton havelock kept the rain off 19-year-old Warren A. Glidden, a private in Co. K, 14th N.H. Vol. Infantry. Made to fit over the Federal issue forage cap, this cover extends in a cape over the shoulders and below the neck. The condition is excellent and the device is very supple, showing almost no loss of its vulcanized coating. The cape is closed below the chin by a lace that passes through holes placed there for that purpose. Inside the uncoated cotton interior of the cape there is stenciled in impressive large letters "W. A. GLIDDEN/ K.14./ N.H.V." With the item is his brass identification disk, stamped on one side with a spread-wing eagle surrounded by "War of 1861" and "United States." On the reverse is stamped "W.A. GLIDDEN/ Co. K./ 14th REG/ N.H.V./ PEMBROKE." A colorful company roster with Glidden's name listed is also with the group. The roster was lithographed by Currier and Ives and bears the publication date of 1862. Private Glidden served in this unit from September, 1862 until mustered out in Savannah, Ga. in July, 1865. The unit began in the Department of the Gulf and moved into the Shenandoah Valley in 1864, fighting as part of the Army of the Potomac at Deep Bottom, Winchester and Cedar Creek among other battles. A reproduction forage cap is provided with this set for display. A hard-to-find item of uniform in wonderful condition.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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