Item: Light Artillery Hat Emblem
Construction: Stamped thin sheet brass.
Condition: Excellent, non-excavated, wire attachment devices missing. The brass has a dark brown-green patina. There are no cracks, breaks, bends, or repairs.
Approximate size: 2-3/4 x 3 inch.
Comments: This light artillery hat emblem is likely a Bannerman Civil War surplus piece. In 1865 Francis Bannerman of New York purchased and sold surplus Civil War military surplus. To read about Bannerman click the above link. To see two minutes of great video views of Bannerman's Castle on Pollepel Island via drone, click the preceding link. For another quality six minute video of views, both inside and outside the castle, click the preceding link. Similar examples of this light artillery hat emblems can be found in the following Civil War relic reference books:
"American Military Headgear Insignia" by J. Duncan Campbell and Michael J. O'Donnell on page 97-101.
"Excavated Artifacts from Battlefields and Campsites of The Civil War" by Stanley S. Phillips on page 98, item 8.
"Excavated Artifacts from Battlefields and Campsites of The Civil War Supplement One" by Stanley S. Phillips on pages 110-113.
"Civil War Artifacts" by Howard Crouch on page 150, item 2.
This insignia will be an excellent display piece for any excavated Civil War insignia or general relic collection.
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