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Union Army Uniforms and Insignia of the Civil War

Entry regarding Issued Insignia

Account Book

1862 Entry in the First Sergeant's Account Book Co.C, 13th Infantry

This records the issue of hat accessories to Private Harrington. The dress hat may have not been as popular as the forage cap it was issued and worn in this Regular Army unit as intended. Notice that the number "13" is not included in the group suggesting the possiblity that this unit was not wearing the "13." For an example of a soldier wearing only a company number see page 147 of Langellier's Army Blue.


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