Lot 396: Civil War overcoat manufactured by Amos Clark identified to Union soldier Pvt. Albert Leach of Co. A, 14th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry. The coat is stenciled on the interior lining, "A. Leach, 14th Regt. N.H.V.," with an ink notation in the sleeve lining, "A. L." The manufacturer's name, "A. Clark, New York," is stenciled inside the right sleeve and the coat is lined in red cloth as is typical with Clark's overcoats; Clark was contracted for 90,000 greatcoats between September 1862 and December 1864. In very good condition, with scattered moth holes inside the lining, collar, and shoulder areas, as well as a larger hole to the left front skirt; the top golden eagle button is absent and was replaced with a black enameled tin trouser button. Originally part of the John Henry Kurtz Collection. Accompanied by a large packet of Leach's photocopied war records. He was mustered into the regiment on September 22, 1862, and died of typhoid fever at Campbell Hospital in Washington on May 31, 1863.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467
Wednesday, 13th January 2016
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