Artillery "Crossed Cannons" Hat Insignia - Hatcher's Run Area


Item: Artillery "Crossed Cannons" Hat Insignia
Construction: Stamped thin sheet brass with soldered on wire loops.
Condition: Very good, excavated, one wire attachment loop still remains. The device has a very pleasing mossy green patina. There is a minor bend in the lower right cannon barrel near where it intersects with the other barrel. There are no cracks, breaks, or repairs. 
Approximate size: 1-3/4 x 3-1/4 inch.
Recovered: Hatcher's Run, area Dinwiddie, County, VA. 
Reference: Examples of similar artillery hat insignia can be found in the following relic reference books:

  • "American Military Headgear Insignia" by J. Duncan Campbell and Michael J. O'Donnell on page 130. figures 282.
  • "Excavated Artifacts from Battlefields and Campsites of The Civil War" by Stanley S. Phillips on page 89, figure 8.
  • "Civil War Artifacts" by Howard R. Crouch on page 155, figures 1, 2 & 3.

See scans of the above pages in the additional images. 

Comments:  These devices are rarely found in this condition anymore and this fine example will be an excellent addition to any Civil War insignia, artillery, uniform, or general relic collection.

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Call or Text: 804-873-5462