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    Superb 148th New York Civil War Officer's Kepi with Original 1st Division 24th Corps Badge.
    Fine quality blue wool body with two bands of black quatrefoil on the crown, along with two bands at the front, back, and sides, and around the base of the crown. Stitched on the crown is a flat gold bullion bordered 1st Division 24th Corps Badge. Body shows few tiny scattered moth holes and one 1/2" hole. The hat retains the original 1 5/8" wool backed, gold bullion and brass sequin officer's infantry horn insignia with separately affixed false embroidered silvered numbers "148" above. Tarred leather chinstrap with leather adjusting loops and eagle I side buttons. Bound, tarred leather visor. Missing sweat band, silk quilted lining mostly intact on the sides but showing wear on the crown. Very fine example of this popular and desirable form of Civil War US officer's headgear with unquestionably original insignia.
    The 148th New York served in the First Division of the 24th Army Corps from December 1864 to the end of the war. They had previously served in the 7th and 18th Army Corps, becoming part of the 24th Corps when the 18th was disbanded. They fought at Drewry's Bluff and elsewhere in the Army of the James and when the corps was sent to reinforce the Army of the Potomac they suffered heavy casualties, losing 124 men at Cold Harbor, and another 116 just in the first assault at Petersburg.


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    December, 2014
    13th Saturday
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