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    Identified Forage Cap and Grouping to Corporal Charles E. Richardson Company K 59th Mass Infantry Group consists of; (1) Forage cap displaying its original 1st Division 23rd Corps badge, 1" high company letter "K" and 1" high numbers "59", insignia held fast to crown by means of leather tabs. Hat with blue wool body exhibiting a few patches scattered mothing. 1/2" leather chinstrap with brass buckle and leather loop, eagle side button. Tarred, un-bound leather visor. Brown polished cotton lining and black leather sweatband excellent.
    (2) Model 1858 "bullseye" canteen with original blue wool cover and cotton strap, cover shows moderate staining and minor losses. (3) 4 1/2" high tin cup with bale handle. (4) Leather cartridge box with oval "US" plate, containing its original contends; 6 complete .58 caliber paper cartridges, 1 partial cartridge, paper packet containing brass percussion caps, 2 nipple wrenches and 3 worms. Leather is pliable showing minor crazing only, tight buckles and belt loops. (5) Waist belt with pattern 1839 belt plate exhibiting puppy paw studs. Buckle with an even deep patina, leather is pliable showing minor crazing. (6) Leather cap box with lightly crazed finish, interior complete with full wool and pick. (7) Tarred canvas haversack showing wear on the flap fold, period repairs on the side seams and missing its front buckle. (8) 9" tin plate (9) 1864 diary stenciled in front cover "C.E.Richardson" with pencil inscription "59th Reg. Co K", "If killed in battle send my diary testament and money and watch to the address of Mr Elijah D. Richardson Woburn Mass". On the first few pages Richardson has kept a log of the battle causalities of Co K 59th Mass. Diary covers the periods from 3/31/1864 to 12/15/1864. Diary written in clear pencil script describing events occurring in the field, the entries are a day by day chronicle of Richardson's experiences during the war. Measures 3" X 4 3/4", back cover missing. (10) 1865 folding wallet-style diary measuring 3" X 4 7/8", inscribed in pencil in the front cover " Corp Charles D. Richardson Woburn Co K. 59th Regt Mass". Covering the periods from 1/1/1865 to 8/3/1865, written in clear pencil script with most pages completely filled in. During Richardson's term of service the regt fought at the Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Hatcher's Run, Fort Stedman and Appomattox with many smaller actions in between.
    Accompanying the group is a letter dated 30 July 1982 from James Stamatelos relating his purchase of the group from an antique dealer who had purchased the group at an estate auction in Maine.
    Charles E. Richardson was mustered into Company "K" 59th Mass Infantry on 4/21/1864, transferred to Company "K" 57th Mass Infantry on 6/1/1865. Mustered out on 7/30/1865.



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