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    Identified Forage Cap with Original 1st Division 2nd Corps Badge 140th Pa. Dark blue wool body exhibits moderate mothing and a few repairs with its original chin strap, side buttons and visor in place. On the crown is sewn an original, hand cut, red wool, 1st Division, 2nd Corps badge beneath which the shadow of the numbers "140" can clearly be seen. The Corps Badge unquestionably original to the cap. The sweatband is in place and shows moderate wear, full brown cotton lining. The cap has a verbal history of having been used by John F. Wilson, Company G, 140th PA Infantry.
    John F. Wilson was mustered into Company G, 140th PA Infantry August 22, 1862, promoted to 1st Sergeant May 4 1863, 2nd Lieut Sept 1 1863, Capt Dec 10 1864. Wounded at Gettysburg July 2 1863. Died at City Point VA, April 14 1865, from wounds received at Petersburg March 25, 1865 .
    The 140th PA Infantry served with the Middle Department and with the Army of the Potomac.


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    December, 2014
    13th Saturday
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