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    Officer's McDowell Pattern Forage Cap With Original Insignia Identified to Edward Stone, Chaplain 6th Vermont Infantry, & Albumen Image of the Officer's of the 6th Vt. The tall crown of the forage cap rises 6 1/2" in the back and 5" at the front. On the front is sewn a large gold embroidered infantry bugle with the false embroidered number "6" fixed in the bend. As with all McDowell caps, the piece has a distinctive crescent visor that tilts downward. The original glazed leather chin strap is still fastened by small general service brass eagle buttons. The interior has the full 1 3/8" maroon Morocco leather sweatband and deep green-brown lining. The sweatband shows a few breaks in the leather and the lining minor wear. Crown lining embossed "Union". Overall condition is excellent with a few tiny moth nips and a spot of tar on the crown.
    A fantastic image, taken outdoors, featuring eight officers of the 6th Vermont outside a field tent and surrounding their regimental flag. Rife with detail, including the seated officer holding binoculars and a study in uniforms. The lacquered oval frame with gilt inner rim has some loss and damage to the plaster, especially at the seven o'clock position. A typed paper label affixed to the verso reads: "Officers of Sixth Regiment Vermont Volunteers 1861. The one standing at the left is Rev. E. P. Stone [Edward P. Stone], Chaplain: the one seated and holding field-glass is Colonel Lord [Nathan Lord, Jr.]; the one seated at the extreme right is Dr. Chandler, Surgeon. The others are company Captains whose names I do not know."
    Accompanying the cap and photograph is a letter from Robert Stone a direct descendant of Edward Payson Stone 6th Vermont Infantry attesting to the family ownership of the cap.
    Edward P. Stone enlisted on October 10, 1861 as a Chaplain and on October 14, 1861 was commissioned into the Field & Staff of the 6th Vermont Infantry, resigning on August 27, 1863.
    The 6th Vermont served with the Army of the Potomac during Stone's enlistment.
    Framed Oval Image of the Officers of the 6th Vermont Infantry, Circa 1861-1862.


    More Information:

    The other officers in the photograph are:

    Lieut. Colonel Asa P. Blunt ( seated )

    Chaplain Edward P. Stone ( standing )

    Colonel Nathan Lord Jr.( seated )

    Adjutant Richard R. Crandall ( standing )

    Quarter Master John W. Clark ( standing )

    Major Oscar L. Tuttle ( seated )

    Asst. Surgeon Lyman M. Tuttle ( standing )

    Surgeon Charles M. Chandler( seated )



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    Auction Dates
    December, 2014
    13th Saturday
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