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Lot 234

79th New York "Highlander" Scotish Brigade Hat--One of the Rarest Hats of the Union Army. This 79th New York "Highlander" Scottish Brigade Hat was worn by Lieutenant Alexander, who can be seen wearing his kilts and this hat. A bird plume and black silk ribbons, made in Glengarry, Scotland, were imported for their brigade. The maker's name is embossed in silver. This is one of the rarest hats of the Union Army. We have never seen one before. Alexander enlisted for the war on December 9, 1861 in New York City, and mustered out in 1865 as a Captain. Estimate Value $200 - 400

Realized $360

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