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    Commercially Produced Forage Cap with Large 6th Corps Badge Identified to George A. Sweet Co B 5th Vermont Infantry Tall bodied forage cap measuring 5 5/8" at the front has a bullion bordered white wool 2nd Division, 6th Corps Badge sewn on the crown. The original chin strap is affixed with small eagle buttons and the visor is bound. The deep blue wool body shows scattered moth holes, the largest being 1/2", but do not distract from the overall appearance of the cap. The cap's interior has a 1 3/4" wide brown leather sweatband fully intact, just remnants of the black silk lining remain. Accompanying the cap is a letter dated 6/24/1997 from James Stamatelos relating his acquisition of, and the verbal history of the the cap. The letter relates that the cap was used by George A. Sweet from Benson Vermont.
    George A. Sweet mustered into Co B 5th Vermont Infantry on 9/16/1861 as a private, re-enlisted on 12/15/1863, mustering out 6/291865. Wounded and captured 6/29/1862 at Savage Station Va, paroled 8/3/1862.
    The 5th Vermont served throughout the war with the Army of the Potomac with a brief time serving with the Army of the Shenandoah.


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    December, 2014
    13th Saturday
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