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    U.S. Civil War Cavalry Enlisted Man's Shell Jacket. This nice example of the iconic and colorful cavalry uniform or "shell" jacket remains in excellent condition. The deep blue wool body is trimmed down the front, lower edge and around the 2" tall collar with yellow 3/8" worsted lace as per regulation, with the correct lace trim down the back seams ending in the familiar "pillows" at the base. The front retains eleven of the original twelve small blank- back general service buttons but all other buttons are intact at the cuffs and collar. The interior has light brown blanket weave type lining. The white cotton lining of one sleeve is stenciled with a large size number "2" and "X" and a indecipherable inspector stamp. Both sleeves have large markings - now inked over The condition of the exterior is near perfect with no moth damage or discoloration. The interior has just a small opening at the sleeves. A choice example of a widely used jacket.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2014
    13th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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