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    Kepi, Haversack & Photograph Grouping Identified to William F. Miller Company E, 15th Mass Infantry William F. Miller was mustered into Co "E" 15th Mass Infantry on 7/30/1861, promoted to Corporal 5/12/1863 and mustered out 7/28/1864. Member of GAR Post # 10 in Worcester, Mass.
    Group consists of;
    (1) Kepi with a fine quality deep blue wool body showing a few scattered moth holes, crown exhibits 1/2" silver false embroidered numbers "15". The ghost of a 2nd Corps Badge can be seen on the crown. Measures 2 7/8" high at the front, tarred leather chinstrap detached, one eagle button present. Bound, tarred leather visor glued to the body and sweatband. 1 3/8" high maroon Moroccan leather sweat band in excellent condition, black silk lining tattered exposing cotton batting. Crown exhibits makers imprinted eagle under which is embossed " L. Seldner & Co 396 Penn. Avenue Washington D.C."
    (2) Haversack, made of tarred linen with a 2" wide strap, the body measures about 14" tall and 12" wide. The rounded flap is closed by a narrow leather strap riveted to it and a small roller buckle on the bag beneath. The interior retains its removable white cotton "rice bag" lining, secured by three simple tin buttons. Some honest wear to tarred cloth; splits in the fold of the rounded flap, otherwise in very good condition.
    (3) 1/4 plate tin type of Miller wearing a 4 button sack coat, cased in rococo design gutta percha case missing its velvet pad and showing minor chips. Image is clear. (4) Battlefield recovered US cartridge box plate. (5) GAR Medal with note explaining its significance to his sister. (6) Two brass capped rifle tompion's. (7) Beehive pattern gutta percha photographic case, no image, shows minor chipping. (8) 2 damaged cartridge box tins. (9) Copy photo of Miller in GAR uniform.


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    December, 2014
    13th Saturday
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