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    Certainly one of the finest examples we've ever catalogued.

    Magnificent Civil War US Officer's Slouch Hat Identified to 28th Penna. Inf. The 28th Pennsylvania Infantry (Goldstream Regiment) was formed in Philadelphia and mustered in June 28, 1861. The unit served in the 12th Corps from September 1862 through October 1863, including Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. The unit was heavily engaged throughout the war losing 157 men killed and mortally wounded. The hat is constructed of fine wool felt with a ½" woven silk tape band along the bottom edge of the brim. Red silk lining which bears the maker's logo of Rochet/ Paris, which is about perfect. 2" brown Moroccan leather sweat band that displays some sweat stains along the front implying obvious use, else sweat band is also about perfect. With the exception to some wear to the tape binding on the edge the hat is overall about perfect and completely original. 1" black silk hat band, bullion and black hat cord with black net over the bullion tassels. Tin backed insignia on the front with gold bullion embroidered infantry horn with separately affixed false embroidered number "28". Insignia shows some wear to the felt along the edge, else perfect. Black ostrich feather plume that curves around to the back of the hat. Attached to the turn up on the side of the hat is a beautiful 12th Corps, 3rd Division, silver Corps badge. The large silver star, 1¾" across the points, with blue cloth insert, is overlaid by a smaller star, 1" across the points. The badge is unique in our experience and in perfect condition. A great piece of Civil War headgear identified to a combat-hardened unit that participated in some of the most important engagements of the war, while serving under the 12th Corps star.



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