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    Very Nice Pre-Civil War Grouping Identified to Maj. Daniel Chase. Chase served with the 15th U.S. Infantry during the Mexican War and was brevetted for action at Contreras and Churubusco. He was appointed military storekeeper in 1856 (probably the period from which these pieces date) and Major of the 13th U.S. Infantry, October 20, 1861. He was brevetted for gallantry at Chickasaw Bluffs and Arkansas Post, retiring on December 31, 1864. Included with the group are two sets of exceptional quality infantry shoulder boards, first lieutenant and captain, both with silvered stamped brass false embroidered borders and bars. Bright blue velvet background, black wool undersides, both sets in about perfect condition. A group of buttons including twelve coat size general staffs with Scovill Mf'g Co./ Waterbury backmarks and four cuffs with Schuyler H. & G/ N. York backmarks. All in about perfect condition retaining 99% of the original gilt. Also a pristine , high quality, M1851 officer's sword belt plate with matching numbered keeper, and his GAR membership medal. Accompanied by an old pencil script ID. A very pretty group of American military insignia identified to a gallant Regular Army officer.

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    December, 2009
    12th Saturday
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