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

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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.


Product Code:
PC9799

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INSIGNIA , NEW ITEMS , GREAT GIFT IDEAS , FEDERAL RELICS

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