Dug Civil War Artillery Enlisted Man’s Crossed Cannon Cap Insignia
Dug Civil War Artillery Enlisted Man’s Crossed Cannon Cap Insignia – This fine example of Civil War, regulations of 1858, enlisted man’s crossed cannons were designed to be worn on the caps of Federal enlisted artillery soldiers. This set is in overall great, dug condition, retaining spots of lead solder where the cap attachment hooks once were. There are two bends in the cannon barrels, but they do not detract from the integrity or look of this difficult to find insignia. The set of insiginia was dug some time in the 1970s or 1980s and came from the collection of Frederick Goodwin, former Rector of c. 1859 Emmanuel Episcopal Church, in Richmond, Virginia. Mr. Goodwin was an avid relic hunter and collector; he dug many fine items, but it is not known if he dug this specific set of insignia. All items in his relic collection were excavated in the Richmond area.