US: Civil War Cavalry Grouping with tunic, belt, cap, and sword US: Civil War Cavalry Grouping with tunic, belt, cap, and swordUS: Civil War Cavalry Grouping with tunic, belt, cap, and swordUS: Civil War Cavalry Grouping with tunic, belt, cap, and swordUS: Civil War Cavalry Grouping with tunic, belt, cap, and swordUS: Civil War Cavalry Grouping with tunic, belt, cap, and swordUS: Civil War Cavalry Grouping with tunic, belt, cap, and sword
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US: Civil War Cavalry Grouping with tunic, belt, cap, and sword
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1850's style Cavalry jacket with yellow wool piping, cuffs, and  high collar on dark blue wool.  Large pillowed belt ramps on reverse to hold weight of sword and belt.  Linen lining stamped "1704 B 40".  Even overall wear for its age, but still solid.  Collar shows most extensive wear due to sweat, etc, and has some cloth areas replaced.  Sleeve lining marked "John Boylan/ Newark N (J)" and "Miller/Phila".  "J. Forsyth" noted in brown ink on lining.  Complete leather belt, crossbelt, and sword hanger.  12 eagle button front, GAR buttons on cuffs and collar.  Very nice Eagle belt plate.  Model 1850 Light Cavalry Saber is by Roby of Chelmsford, Mass., a scarcer cavalry sword manufacturer.  Excellent condition with bright non-damaged blade.  Hilt has original wire wrapped leather grip.  Scabbard has old nickleing.  Comes with private purchase non-regulation pill box cap with large crossed sabers on top.  Front has brass letter "P O V 2" stitched thereon.

Unit purchased from the grandson of Pvt. Joseph L. Forsyth who served in the Maryland 1st Potomac Home Brigade Cavalry from April 1864 to June 1865.  Grandson subsequently wore the uniform in early Civil War and Little Big Horn Reinactments. 

 

 

 

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US: Civil War Cavalry Grouping with tunic, belt, cap, and sword

1850's style Cavalry jacket with yellow wool piping, cuffs, and  high collar on dark blue wool.  Large pillowed belt ramps on reverse to hold weight of sword and belt.  Linen lining stamped "1704 B 40".  Even overall wear for its age, but still solid.  Collar shows most extensive wear due to sweat, etc, and has some cloth areas replaced.  Sleeve lining marked "John Boylan/ Newark N (J)" and "Miller/Phila".  "J. Forsyth" noted in brown ink on lining.  Complete leather belt, crossbelt, and sword hanger.  12 eagle button front, GAR buttons on cuffs and collar.  Very nice Eagle belt plate.  Model 1850 Light Cavalry Saber is by Roby of Chelmsford, Mass., a scarcer cavalry sword manufacturer.  Excellent condition with bright non-damaged blade.  Hilt has original wire wrapped leather grip.  Scabbard has old nickleing.  Comes with private purchase non-regulation pill box cap with large crossed sabers on top.  Front has brass letter "P O V 2" stitched thereon.

Unit purchased from the grandson of Pvt. Joseph L. Forsyth who served in the Maryland 1st Potomac Home Brigade Cavalry from April 1864 to June 1865.  Grandson subsequently wore the uniform in early Civil War and Little Big Horn Reinactments. 

 

 

 


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