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    Possibly the finest example known.

    Very Rare, Regulation Civil War Engineer Officer's Uniform. Generally probably the rarest of all Civil War officer's regulation uniforms. Fabricated entirely of the finest quality blue wool in basically as new condition. Absolutely exquisite workmanship. Includes the frock coat, vest trousers, and captain's shoulder straps with black velvet background. All buttons are "D. Evans & Co." EG 6D1 (Albert), retaining all of the original gilt. All button holes are machine stitched, the buttons attached internally prior to assembly of the coat. 1½" high velvet lined standup collar. Black silk lining with breast quilted in ½" strips. White polished cotton sleeve lining. Sleeve cut with distinctive 'balloon' profile at the elbow rapidly tapering to a narrow cuff. Provisions for string tied shoulder straps. Oddly, although there are three button holes on each cuff there are only two buttons with no indications there was ever a third. The breast and tail pocket are lined with brown polished cotton. The nine button front vest is lined with light brown silk with a 7/8" high standing collar. Black silk belted back with two tined buckle. One breast and two waist pockets all lined with brown polished cotton. Trousers with boot cut cuffs. Belted split back, white polished cotton lining, black enamel suspender buttons. Two waist pockets with decorative stitched on the edges. There is a 1½" seam opening at either side on the waist band at the back, otherwise mint. An absolutely remarkable regulation Civil War officer's uniform, for both rarity and condition.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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