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    Superb Civil War Uniform & Colt Dragoon Grouping of Major Edward M. Mobley 7th Maryland Infantry This wonderful and extensive set of material belonged to Major Edward M. Mobley of the 7th Maryland Infantry. The group includes Mobley's regulation double-breasted wool frock coat, classic in every way with wide elbows, tall collar and wonderfully quilted green polished cotton lining, complete with the usual left breast pocket and white cotton sleeve linings, the right lining stenciled "Mobley". The collar is backed in velvet. Retains all of its original infantry officers buttons on the front. All four buttons are on the back and all three smaller buttons are at each closed cuff. At the shoulders are bullion single-bordered Major of infantry straps with blue wool centers. The coat is in fine condition with minor wear to the interior collar and a few negligible moth holes.
    Martially marked Colt 3rd Model Dragoon percussion revolver matching # 16515. Bears the standard 7.5 inch barrel and is configured to accept a detachable shoulder stock with two-leaf rear sight and four-screw frame. A small "U.S." mark appears on the left side of the frame below "COLTS / PATENT."
    All metal is smooth and gray with sharp edges, crisp lettering and unturned screws . Cylinder with 20% scene, fine bore. Grip excellent with one small crack behind the trigger guard. Brass straps excellent with soft light patina. Tight crisp hammer action but cylinder does not register.
    Pistol is housed in its original pliable leather holster, interior flap stenciled "Mobley". Leather exhibits flaking to the black finish and has a broken tab. Officer's slouch hat with 3/4" wide gros-grain silk bound brim, crown exhibits honest wear with losses to the felt. Officer's gold / black hat cord showing moderate wear. 2 1/2" wide black leather sweatband detached.
    Regulation sword belt with a particularly nice high-relief M. 1851 officers sword belt plate with medium width tongue. The plate has an appealing patina but the belt itself shows losses and insect damage to the leather. Only portions of the suspensory straps remain.
    Leather faced glass flask with fitted pewter cup engraved "Major Edw. M. Mobley Co A. on the face and "Weldon R.R. Va Aug 18, 1864".
    Red officer's silk sash in excellent condition. Pair white cotton gloves stenciled "Mobley" on the interior.
    Pair clip-on brass spurs stamped "Latchford Patent".
    Brass telescope which measures 30 1/2" extended, leather cover is split and loose, missing eye piece.
    Red leather Carte de Visite album containing identified family photographs, two of Edward Mobley both full view images holding swords, one with a Hagerstown Md back mark. Album in is fine condition with minor wear.
    Pair officer's quality high front leather boots with wood peg soles and iron rimmed heels. Excellent condition.
    Edward M. Mobley was commissioned as a Captain in Company "A" 7th Maryland Infantry on 8/8/1862. Detailed as Provost Marshall at Harpers Ferry 3/28/1863, promoted to Major 1/21/1864 and transferred to the Field & Staff of the 7th Maryland. Wounded in the leg at Bethesda Church VA 5/27/1864 and in the neck at Weldon Railroad VA 8/18/1864. Breveted Colonel 3/13/1865 and Lieut Colonel 4/9/1865.

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