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Civil War Infantry Horn Insignia, dug at Shiloh Battlefield


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This is another nice item being offered, it is an excavated regulation 1858 Infantry Hat Insignia. This rolled and stamped device is made of sheet-brass. It depicts the military insignia worn by soldiers in the infantry branch of the Federal Army during the Civil War. The thin attachment hooks are missing, which is typical of just about every dug example. It was recovered many years ago at the Shiloh, Tennessee Battlefield.

The Battle of Shiloh, also known as the Battle of Pittsburg Landing, was fought April 6 - 7, 1862, in southwestern Tennessee. The Union army under Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant had moved via the Tennessee River deep into Tennessee and was encamped principally at Pittsburg Landing on the west bank of the river, where Confederate forces under Generals Albert Sidney Johnston and P. G. T. Beauregard launched a surprise attack on Grant's army. The Confederates achieved considerable success on the first day but were ultimately defeated on the second day.

Over the years I have had quite a few of these dug Infantry insignias, but this is by far the best one I had. It is complete, no bends, and a beautiful even brass patina. It is very difficult to find one of these insignias in this condition today. This is what just about every Union Infantryman would have worn on his kepi during battle. It comes in the glass top display case pictured.

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