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Civil War Officer’s Vest


Civil War Officer’s Vest – This vest is in overall very good condition, retaining its original, indigo-dyed deep blue color. The vest was constructed of a fine grade of Kersey wool and lined in an off white linen. The back and pocket linings are composed of a brown cotton. The size adjuster straps are joined by a black, japanned clasp. The seven buttons are Civil War staff officer buttons and appear to be original to the vest; all button holes are hand whipped and corded, and the vest proper exhibits some hand stitching and treadle machine work.

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