10-30-2015 10-30-2015
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
2856M Marlborough
October 30, 2015 4:00PMCalender
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McDowell-style Forage Cap and Image of First Sergeant James L. McClure, Killed at the Battle of Antietam

$4,920$4,000
Auction: Sale #2856M - 2856M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: October 30, 2015 4:00PM

Description:

McDowell-style Forage Cap and Image of First Sergeant James L. McClure, Killed at the Battle of Antietam, c. 1861-62, blue superfine broadcloth body (missing chinstrap), with a ghost of a G above 12, black-painted leather crescent-shaped visor, a black silk liner (some loss), and a turned leather sweatband; and an oval image on cardstock of McClure wearing his uniform and this forage cap, ht. 6, lg. 9 1/2 in.

Provenance: The collection of Denis E. Reen.

Note: James L. McClure enlisted in the army on August 10th, 1861, at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in company G of the 12th Pennsylvania Reserves, he died on October 10th, 1862, in Smoketown, Maryland, of wounds received on September 17th, 1862 at the battle of Antietam.
Estimate $3,500-4,500

Some age appropriate loss of cloth from wear on one side of the crown, missing the chinstrap, and some liner loss, image has some light foxing and a few stains.


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Keywords

James L. McClure, Denis E. Reen, Smoketown, Harrisburg