Lot of 2: M1899 Officer's Campaign Hat and 1899 9th Cavalry Field Service Blouse.

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  Lot #2022  (Sale Order: 22 of 463)  
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Lot consists of: A) Officer's Model 1889 black felt campaign hat size 7 1/8. This example retains gold bullion thread separately sewn cavalry crossed saber insignia to the front along with an officer's twisted hat band with acorn tassels. Inside bears 'JOHN B. STETSON' stamp to leather sweatband that is still solidly attached with tight stitching. B) Private purchase Pattern of 1899 Lieut. Colonel's cavalry field service blouse for an officer of the famed "Buffalo Soldiers," and African-American regiment. Blouse has beautiful high quality gold gilt "U.S." and false embroidered 9th Cavalry Regiment officer's insignia. Lieut. Colonel's silver and gold bullion thread shoulder straps are present on each shoulder. Coat retains high quality gold plated "C" cavalry buttons. Maker label to inside of collar reads: BROWNING , KING & Co. - New York. Both uniform and hat are in excellent condition with only light period wear. In 1898, the 9th US Cavalry Regiment fought alongside Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders at the battles of Kettle Hill and San Juan Hill. Later, they served as his honor guard during his visit to San Francisco. In 1899 and again in 1904, the 9th Cavalry patrolled Yosemite National Park joining other cavalry and infantry as the first "rangers" of the park system. Under General John J. Pershing, the regiment fought in the Punitive Expedition against Pancho Villa in Mexico in 1916. The regiment spent World War I in the Philippines. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Wagner cavalry museum collection. Condition: (Excellent). Dimensions:

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This item is part of Edged Weapon, Armor, & Militaria - Day 2
 Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 | 9:00 AM  Eastern
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Lot of 2: M1899 Officer's Campaign Hat and 1899 9th Cavalry Field Service Blouse.
Lot of 2: M1899 Officer's Campaign Hat and 1899 9th Cavalry Field Service Blouse.
Lot number: 2022
Seller: Morphy Auctions
Event: Edged Weapon, Armor, & Militaria - Day 2
Ends: Thursday, June 13 | 9:00 AM  Eastern

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