DescriptionCustom Made Heavy Leather Civil War Gauntlets with Great Period ID to Henry G. Holton, 2nd New Hampshire Volunteers.
Glove portion made of heavy white buff leather with decorative stitching on the back. Gauntlet portion of brown Moroccan leather with white leather edging and pink silk lining. Neat period ink inscription on the inside silk lining of each gauntlet, "Henry G. Holton, Co. A 2nd N. H. V." Excellent sound supple condition, just showing their age and obvious honest use. Holton enlisted in the 2nd NHV as a musician on May 22, 1861 and on May 31 was mustered into Company A. Holton died of disease at Keene, N. H. March 19, 1863. During Holton's term of service the regiments was engaged at 1st Bull Run where they opened the battle as part of Hatch's brigade. Also heavily engaged at Williamsburg, Malvern Hill, 2nd Bull Run and Fredericksburg, along with a number of other lesser engagements. Very scarce and impeccable ID. Provenance: Ex. John Henry Kurtz Collection 2008.
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