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    Near Mint Civil War Veteran Reserve Corps Jacket Civil War Veteran Reserve Corps Jacket. One of the Civil War's most distinctive uniforms, as called for in regulations this Veteran Reserve Corps jacket is constructed "of sky-blue kersey, with dark-blue trim." The VRC had two different patterns of jacket issued to them. This is the chasseur style.
    The piece is in excellent condition with one small hole on the left breast. Retaining all twelve original small general service buttons down the front, two at the collar and one at each shoulder strap. The piece has all its half inch wide dark blue worsted tape around the collar, straps, front and bottom and in a chevron at each cuff. The 2 1/2" tall stand-up collar still has the black japanned hook-and-eye closure device in place. The coarse off-white woolen lining shows minor wear. One sleeve is marked with a maltese cross, both sleeves marked with the number "2". One sleeve bears an "2/SA" stamp indicating it was contracted for the Schuylkill Arsenal in Philadelphia. The Invalid Corps was created in 1863 to utilize meritorious soldiers who had been rendered unfit for active field service because of wounds or disease, but who were still fit for garrison or other light duty. The handsome uniform of this special branch are seldom available and difficult to obtain in this fine condition. Truly worthy of the finest collection.


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2014
    13th Saturday
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