Jeff Davis Hat Insignia

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Item: Federal "Jeff Davis" Hat Insignia
Construction: Stamped thin sheet brass.
Condition:
 Fair, excavated, attachment loops missing. The brass has a brown patina. The lower portion of the device is missing parts of the olive branch as well as the upper portion of the arrows held by the eagle's left talons. These areas appear to have been intentionally cut away. Also missing is a section of the upper right rim. The rear has two distinct upper and lower solder areas where the attachment loops were once attached. A very minor pinhole and an approximate one-eight inch fracture are visible if held up to a light however these defects do not affect its structural integrity. The device has not been repaired. 
Approximate size: 1-13/16 x 2-7/8 inch.
Recovered:  Richmond, VA 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 (item 2).
  • "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:
PC6432

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INSIGNIA , NEW ITEMS , GREAT GIFT IDEAS , FEDERAL RELICS

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