Lot 424: Handsome Union cavalry enlisted man's shell jacket retaining its original brown and red checkered body lining, white cotton sleeve lining, and handsome yellow worsted wool piping with original saber belt supports at rear. All twelve original "Scovills & Co. Extra" buttons are present on the front, and with the cuffs also retaining three of their four original buttons. Jacket is marked in the right sleeve lining, size "X1," inspector "H. E. Harkness," with a blurred maker's mark; probably a product of Schuylkill Arsenal. A few small repairs to moth holes on body, a short length of restitched piping towards the back, and a bit of damage to lower inner edge, otherwise fine condition. An exceptionally attractive, desirable example of this iconic Civil War uniform.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 462
Wednesday, 14th October 2015
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