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    Colorful Civil War Regulation Artillery Musician's Shell Jacket. With its distinctive facing stripes of red worsted tape, this artillery bugler's jacket was among the most colorful uniforms of the Civil War . The three-eighths of an inch red worsted tape continues, as per regulation, onto the tall stand-up collar, cuffs, lower edge and back seams. Both "pillows" designed to support the saber belt remain on the back. The jacket has all twelve original small general service buttons extending down the front along with two at each side of the collar and two at each functional cuff. There is no moth damage, but there are five minor spots of fraying to the lace on the chest much of which is covered when the jacket is buttoned. The interior is an off-white wool which is very sound although there is a square hole measuring about two inches in the back not affecting the exterior body. The lining of one sleeve is marked with two dots signifying size and the other with two identical dots and a red "2/SA" stamp indicating this specimen was accepted by Philadelphia's Schuylkill Arsenal. The single interior pocket is lined in a colorful plaid, typical of the varieties of material used by this arsenal. A noteworthy addition to any American militaria collection.

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    December, 2012
    8th Saturday
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