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    Silver Civil War Hat Badge of James N. Evans, 5th Texas Mounted Volunteers The finest example we've ever catalogued of this iconic piece of Texas insignia. The silver 1 3/8" wide crescent in inscribed "J. N. Evans/ Co. K/ 5", while the silver star, which is 1 1/8" point to point, is engraved with "TEXAS" on the points and "MV" (Mounted Volunteers) in the center. All cut from one piece of rather heavy gauge sheet silver. There are two mounting loops on the reverse to attach it to the hat with a pin or thong. Perfect condition with light patina on the face and dark untouched patina on the reverse. Evans enlisted in the 5th at Weatherford, Texas, on June 20, 1862, and served with the regiment to the end of the war. He served with the regiment at the Battle of Galveston and through the Louisiana Campaign. This is the exact piece featured in a "sidebar" article titled "A Small Memento" in North South Trader's Civil War magazine, Sept - Oct 1997 issue. Generically among the rarest and most desirable of all Civil War insignia.

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    December, 2010
    11th Saturday
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