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11th Rhode Island Silver ID Pin With Civil War Enlisted Frock Coat & Documents
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Here is a fantastic grouping that we just acquired out of collection up North. This is one of the most elusive of all Civil War uniforms, the enlistedman's frock coat. These uniforms were used by the fighting men of the Civil War and were completely worn out most of the time which is why so few survive today. This one displays superbly and you can tell by the wear that this one was actually used and is NOT a surplus piece. The blue wool of the coat still has a rich tone all over. It has some mothing from the years in the soldier's attic with a few holes that have been repaired. The dark blue body of the coat is trimmed with the light blue tone that denotes the infantry branch of service. It has the tall stand up collar as it should. When you open up the coat you see that it has the interesting lining compared tot he standard frock coats of the War. These don't use a full-lining but they use the padding on the chest and back bit most of the coat has only the wool from the front side. The sleeve linings are present and in fine shape. It is a classic example of the Scarce and desirable Civil War enlistedman's frock coat. One thing that separates this coat from the rest is that it has the soldier's silver I.D. shield on the front. The coat was worn by James Brown of the 11th Rhode Island Infantry. The silver shield has the jeweler quality engraving that reads "Corp. / James G. Brown / Co. A. / 11th Regt. / R.I.V.". The records show that James G. Brown enlisted as a private in the 11th Rhode Island on September 16th 1862. He served with the regiment until they were all mustered out on July 13th 1863. These silver Identification pins have become extremely desirable lately with several of them bringing well over $2,000 each at auctions in the past year. This one is in exceptional condition with the original attachment pin still intact on the reverse. Also in the group it has his promotion paper to the rank of Corporal dated November 8th 1862. There is his discharge paper from Providence dated July 30th 1863. Also accompanying the coat it has some of his military pension papers and an 1853 dated small Bible. It There is also a letter from his brother that was serving near Brandy Station, Virginia in March of 1864 telling of military movments and what he thought "Little Mac" would have done. You get all of these pieces as well as a folder of research including copies of his service documents from the Archives. This is a wonderful enlistedman's frock coat with some fantastic bonuses!

Item #: B1
Price: $7,950.00 USD (Sale Pending)
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