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128th Ohio Attributed Civil War Infantry Forage Style Military Cap
Item #: A1139
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This is a fine looking untouched piece! This is an original Civil War soldier’s hat. It is the version known to collectors as the "Forage” style cap. It has the tall center section that folds forward. This one has a very pleasing color to the blue cloth that has just a couple of moth holes from the years. Most of the caps that you see these days have had quite a bit of restoration. Not this one! It is just like it came out of the soldier’s attic. It has the original tarred brim and tarred leather chin strap intact and complete. The chin strap has the brass adjuster buckle present as well as both of the eagle buttons on the side. The eagle buttons have the "I" on the eagle's chest which denotes the Infantry branch of service. The inside of the hat is also in excellent shape compared to most of the ones you encounter these days. It has the correct original leather sweat band present. The linen lining is present and is still nice and pliable after all of these years. The hat was accompanied by the verbal history that it was from the estate of Isaac Newton Phillips. Phillips was born on February 16th 1829 in Trumbull County, Ohio. On December 26th 1863 he enlisted in the 128th Ohio Infantry. He was sent to Johnson's Island Prisoner of War Camp. He contracted Camp Fever and died on August 12th 1864. It is accompanied by Xerox copies (no I don't know where the original are) of Phillips as well as his wife. It also has some images of his grave in Oakwood Cemetery in Warren, Ohio. There is also other information on his service that accompany the hat. This is a very pleasing looking cap that hasn’t been messed with and any collector would be proud to have.

Shipping Weight: 6 lbs
$3,450.00 USD

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