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Original Civil War Early Pick-Up Union Officer’s Infantry Hat Insignia Recovered At The Henry Spangler Farm Gettysburg Battlefield


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Original Civil War Early Pick-Up Union Officer’s Infantry Hat Insignia Recovered At The Henry Spangler Farm Gettysburg Battlefield. Original Civil War  hat insignia in good early pick-up  condition. The insignia is clean and has some storage wear and use marks. The cloth is in good but used condition the bullion is excellent with expected tarnish and patina. Both hooks are gone  on the back. Typical early pick-up barn stored relic. The Henry Spangler farm is between the Confederate and Union Lines on the Emmitsburg Road but was occupied by Confederate forces for part of the battle. On July 3, 1863 during Pickett’s Charge Confederate forces marched past the farm and it became on of the focal points of the battle. General Pickett was said to have been been there during part of the charge. This relic was obtained directly from one of the direct descendants of Henry Spangler. Like so many locals Spangler and his family picked up relics of the battle in the days after the battle when the fields where littered with the accouterments of war. Henry Spangler also owned a farm on the Baltimore Pike that was part of the 12th Corps divisional hospital. This relic could theoretically been picked up anywhere in Gettysburg but we know it was stored at the Henry Spangler barn on the Emmitsburg Road.  A great early pick-up Gettysburg battle relic with solid family provenance. A rare opportunity. 100% guaranteed to be authentic Gettysburg Museum certified, museum COA (Certificate of authenticity) provided. Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers

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