Jeff Davis Hat Insignia

Item: Federal "Jeff Davis" Hat Insignia
Construction: Stamped thin sheet brass.
Condition:
 Very good, excavated, attachment loops missing. The brass has aged into a dusty deep green patina. There are two small holes just above the banner held in the eagle's beak which were likely used to secure the device to the hat once the upper loop broke away. There are no cracks, breaks, bends, or repairs. 
Approximate size:
 1-7/8 x 2-1/2 inch.
Recovered: Shiloh, TN area.
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.

Comments: Scans of the above noted reference book pages are included in the additional images. This Federal "Jeff Davis" hat insignia will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War insignia or general relic collection.


Product Code:
PC6786

Price:
$175.00

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

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