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Civil War Cavalry Captain's Fatique Jacket

Single-breasted shell jacket of dark navy wool with 9 staff officers' buttons  All buttons marked "Extra Quality." Dark medium olive green lining with white lined sleeves. Inside coat has two breast piped inlay pockets, one on each side. Large quilted pattern. Shoulder straps are extra fancy "Smith's Patent" with double border over yellow background and brass captain bars. Elbows measure 9.5" in width. Private purchase coat is completely edged in custom black lace trim. Brocade lace collar has two lines of black piping top and bottom leading to a single black line of piping down the center of the coat. Each sleeve has three black lines circling the cuffs. Several examples of short officer's fatigue-style jackets are illustrated in Time-Life's Arms and Equipment of the Union.

Provenance:T. Haas to Consignor 2009

Condition:Open seam on front right shoulder.  A couple small holes on back of left shoulder.  Overall the coat is in very good condition.

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$4,700
05/01/2014

 

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