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    9th Cavalry Trooper Uniform, Bound for San Juan Hill. In Cuba, on 1 July 1898, the attack of the Rough Riders, most of whom were on foot, almost faltered. Among elements of the Regular Army who helped save the day for Roosevelt's volunteers were the troopers of Company H, 9th Cavalry, the "Buffalo Soldiers." This could be one of them. He wears an 1885-pattern 3-button pullover shirt, in excellent condition. His trousers, with 31" inseam, are intact. His 15½" canvas leggings are equipped, like those of the infantry sergeant, with brass fittings for quick lacing and also are like new. He wears suspenders to help hold up his Mills-style model 1894 dark blue web belt, double row for .30-40 Krag cartridges and .45 or .38 Colt cartridges. Finally, his 1889-pattern buff campaign hat with grosgrain silk hat band has seen better days but is still serviceable. Most important, it bears on the side the brass insignia of the 9th Cavalry and, on the front, the insignia of the valiant "H" Troop.
    From the Glenwood Swanson Collection.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2018
    9th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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