Civil War era U.S. Union Cincinnati Arsenal Regulation Cavalry Shell Jacket, likely belonging to an Ohio soldier. Comprised of a navy-blue wool body with yellow gold trim to front, cuffs, and collar, retains nineteen (19) brass buttons, including one (1) Infantry button, bolster “pillows” are present to reverse, eye closure to collar is present, loose-weave gray/brown wool lining to body and white linen linings to sleeves. US Inspector’s “F. H. SHAFER/U.S./INSP. CIN. O” black ink stamp to top of right sleeve, possible inspector or previous owner “J.H. Scoti/2nd U.ed…” black ink inscription to top of left sleeve. 31″ H x 17″ W. Provenance: Private Southern Collection, purchased from longtime collector and military historian Lawrence (Larry) M. Strayer, of Ohio, circa 1970s. CONDITION: Overall good condition with wear, restitching and repair to be expected from age and manner of use. Holes and repaired holes with patches to exterior and interior, largest 1 3/4″. Hook closure to collar with not present.
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