Federal "Jeff Davis" Hat Insignia

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Item: Federal "Jeff Davis" Hat Insignia
Construction: Stamped thin sheet brass.
Condition:
 Good, excavated, one attachment loop is present, the other is missing. The brass has aged into a dark patina with hints of copper coloring. There are four or five very tiny pinholes visible when held up to a light. The eagle's right talon holding the olive branch is missing and there is a very slight inward bend in the lower portion of the device. There are no repairs. 
Approximate size:
 1-14/16 x 2-1/2 inch.
Recovered: Brandy Station, Culpeper County, VA.
Reference: 
Similar examples of this 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 211.
  • "Excavated Artifacts from Battlefields and Campsites of The Civil War 1861-1865" by Stanley S. Phillips on page 93.
  • "Civil War Artifacts" by Howard R. Crouch on page 151.

Scans of the above reference book pages are included in the additional images.

Comments: This Federal "Jeff Davis" hat insignia will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War insignia or general relic collection.


Product Code:
PC7395

This brand is available for:
INSIGNIA , NEW ITEMS , GREAT GIFT IDEAS , FEDERAL RELICS

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