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Hey all, I do not usually collect Civil War items, however, a listing popped up near me for a large old trunk with what seems to be two shell jackets, some pictures, a belt buckle (sitting on jacket in picture showing everything in trunk), and a news clipping from the war.

 

I have never dealt with original civil war uniforms in any way and was wondering if there was any way I could check to make sure these are authentic or in any way legit. It’s listed at $400 right now.

 

Best,

 

Alex

 

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GEN. David R. Atchinson- MO State Guard ACW

PVT. John H. Drury- Co. A, 27th Ky IR ACW Died of Typhoid

PVT. Henry E. Thomas- Co. I, 17th Ky IR ACW

PVT. Joseph E. Drury- Co. E, 356th IR, 89th ID WWI WIA

SGT. Edward P. Drury- 51st QM Training Co. WWII

PFC. Delmer C. Koonter- Co. I, 142nd IR, 36th ID WWII WIA

SC3c Michael C. Drury- LCS (L) (3) 70 WWII

SGT. Steven D. Koonter- 5th Cav, 1st Cav Div Vietnam

SGT. John M. Drury- 227th AVN Bn. 1st Cav Div Vietnam

 

Contact me with IDd WWII 36th Division, SSI Navy, Aviation, or Kentucky veteran uniforms.

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The seller is also dealing some fairly expensive parlor furniture, seems to come from the mid 1800s. Maybe an estate clearing.


GEN. David R. Atchinson- MO State Guard ACW

PVT. John H. Drury- Co. A, 27th Ky IR ACW Died of Typhoid

PVT. Henry E. Thomas- Co. I, 17th Ky IR ACW

PVT. Joseph E. Drury- Co. E, 356th IR, 89th ID WWI WIA

SGT. Edward P. Drury- 51st QM Training Co. WWII

PFC. Delmer C. Koonter- Co. I, 142nd IR, 36th ID WWII WIA

SC3c Michael C. Drury- LCS (L) (3) 70 WWII

SGT. Steven D. Koonter- 5th Cav, 1st Cav Div Vietnam

SGT. John M. Drury- 227th AVN Bn. 1st Cav Div Vietnam

 

Contact me with IDd WWII 36th Division, SSI Navy, Aviation, or Kentucky veteran uniforms.

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I’d want a good look at the lining as well as the rest of the jacket(s)...it all looks cool for sure....


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If these items are good, they won't last long. If I were in your shoes, I'd take the gamble and pick them up while I could, unless you know the seller isn't showing them to other people.

 

Steve


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It's hard to see any detail in those photos, but what I do see doesn't look promising. They appear to be mediocre reproductions with machine-sewn seams and heavy modern cloth. It's hard to believe someone would be dumb enough to sell what they believed to be real Civil War uniforms for $400 (though I'm sure it's happened).


Looking for older Virginia Military Institute items: insignia, uniforms, cadet sabers, documents, and groupings belonging to VMI alumni.

Also interested in Virginia Reserve Militia (VRM) uniforms and insignia, or other items of general Virginia interest.

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I'd love any piece of Civil War clothing. Enough so that I might just err on the side of foolishness and go for it - assuming there wasn't any glaring red flags ( like a repro-r-us label).

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Those jackets don't look right....both the material and construction look suspect to me. Better pictures would help.


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Always interested in the 166th Infantry, 42nd Division, A.E.F.

Quality WW1 studio portraits and real photo postcards of Distinguished Service Cross recipients; showing steel helmets; or other interesting content.

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The buttons are post-War for sure, circa 1870s I believe. The raised shields on Eagle were not 1861-1865 used.


Mark K.

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