Barbara Balgaard Indian Arts and Antiques
Civil War Union Chasseur Epaulettes with Original Box

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Barbara Balgaard Indian Arts and Antiques
2127 Gold Ave. SE
Albuquerque, NM
(505) 224-9782

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$ 495.00

Civil War Union Chasseur Epaulettes with Original Box
Absolutely original Civil War pair of green and yellow epaulets, as worn by the Federal troops issued the French-pattern chasseur uniform, with rare original box. At the beginning of the Civil War the US Government ordered uniforms and equipment from overseas governments and private contractors to meet the demands of the rapidly expanding army including hundreds of volunteer regiments that needed outfitted. French made chasseur uniforms were issued to the 62nd and 83rd Pennsylvania, the 18th Massachusetts, and the 49th and 72nd New York during the Civil War. Seeking the right to wear to wear these distinctive uniforms, a competition was held among several competing regiments. Reference: pp. 148-9 "Echoes of Glory; Arms and Equipment of the Union." These chasseur epaulets are seldom seen on the collector's market and never offered with the original box. c. 1862-5 They are in very good condition for their age. One has a little moth damage at the bottom of the round (see photo). Please email me, for close-up photos of each, both top and backsides. The box is in good condition with normal wear for that period of time. Please see the photos. The box measures 9 5/16 inches x 6 1/6 inches. The epualettes measure 10 inches in length (including fringe flattened out) and 4 5/8 inches at the widest part of the oval (excluding the fringe).

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