Union Civil War officer's frock coat.  This rare uniform retains all nine uniform buttons and, while stained, is complete.  Officer's were responsible for purchasing their own uniforms, and CW-era frock coats could be distinguished from later patterns by anun-hemmed skirt and widened elbows.  It contains a breast pocket, quilted interior, and two pockets at the rear.

Red silk officer's sash, which was wound around the waist several times and worn under the sword belt.

Civil War officer's infantry shoulder boards.

Model 1858 "Hardee Hat," worn by a cavalryman.  The gold cord and numerals represent the cavalry branch, while the crossed sabers device is missing.

Union Artillery shell jacket.

1858 model forage caps, which was standard issue to Union officers and enlisted men in the Civil War.

Civil War officer's boots.

Civil War officer's sword belt with 1851 regulation buckle.

Civil War-era leather gauntlets, as often worn by officers and cavalrymen

Union Cavalry shell jacket.

Model of 1861 rifled musket as used by Union forces in the American Civil War.  This .58 caliber weapon was manufactured in 1863 by Norwich Arms, a Connecticut subcontractor that supplied 25,000 rifles to the Union Army in the war.

Three Civil War carbines, which were popularly issued to mounted units.  From top:  Sharps carbine, Smith carbine, and Burnside carbine

Model 1850 Foot Officers Sword with  scabbard.  These were carried by officers on both sides of the conflict.

1860 Model Light Cavalry sword.  This was lighter and easier to use than the m1840 Dragoon Saber it replaced.

Union belt and buckle from the Civil War.

1851 regulation officer belt and buckle.

Remington "Old Army" revolver, a .44 caliber mainstay of  the Civil War.  The patent for this example is 1861.

1863- patented .32 caliber rimfire revolver by Pond.  

Colt 1860 Army revolver, from 1863.

Civil War cap pouch for percussion weapons.  It would be worn on a belt.

Percussion cap tins for rifles and pistols

Civil War canteen with Union blue cover.

A variety of different types of ammunition were used in the Civil War.  The selection above includes a minie ball, round musket ball, and a Williams "cleaner" bullet.

Early American powder flask

Confederate artillery fuze plug

Medal and insignia of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), a Union Civil War veterans organization.  The medal is a souvenir from the 1916 Annual Encampment in Kenosha, WI.

A very scarce GAR reunion medal from Minneapolis Encampment in 1906, worn by Union Navy Veterans.

1864 Model cartridge box and strap, with emblem bearing the Federal eagle.  This late Civil War box was used to carry cartridges and had an embossed "US" emblem on the flap, instead of a separate brass plate like earlier versions.

Starr revolver, an early double-action piece.  Its patent date is 1856.

Colt 1849 Model pocket revolver.

Revolver holster.

1851 pattern NCO sword belt.

Iron knuckles, believed to date to the Civil War period.  These were popular personal weapons for soldiers on both sides of the conflict, not to mention urban streets in the years since.

Unfired cartridge for the .58 cal rifle

Leather sling for carbines.  The clip enabled the carbine to be carried and keep the hands free.

Ground-dug Union cartridge box and strap devices.

Union artillery fuzes for cannonballs

Artillery friction primer, which was used to fire a cannon

A single-shot pistol, similar in design to the one used by Booth to assassinate President Lincoln.  This is a Civil War-era production copy of the popular Derringer pattern pistol.

Model 1860 Officer's sword, dating to the 1880s.

Model 1895 army forage cap, which replaced the kepi caps last adopted in the 1870s.  This example is to Company D of the 45th Infantry, and likely dates to around 1900-1905.  The 45th United States Volunteers fought with distinction in the Philippine-American War at this time.

United States Marine Corps Quartermaster Sergeant chevrons, dating from between 1859-1885.

First Sergeant (Artillery) chevron, dating 1872-1902.

Pre-WWI 1st Infantry collar device.

US khaki officer's jacket, circa 1899-1900.  This example was likely tailored in the Philippines and has corduroy epaulets. 

Hospital Corps Steward chevron, dating approximately 1901-2.

Ordnance Sergeant chevron, dating 1872-1902.

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