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Union Army Uniforms and Insignia of the Civil War

Hat Letters

Letter

Letter "J"

Although there was no company "J" in the Army organization table, the letter exists and likely was used as part of an abbreviation of a unit nickname or state. The letter "R" is also fairly common found and stood for rifles in a unit nickname. Photographs show Civil War soldiers wearing many different interesting nonregulation groups of letters and numbers on their hats.


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