Comprising navy blue hat with black leather brim, and badge with 31 over what appears to read SV with laurel surround and embroidered W to the interior 1865 discharge letter for John G. Hill crossed cannon brass badge crossed swords brass pin french horn brass pin Plurbus Unum brasspin 2 brass buttons with eagle shield insignia and brass button reading C.S.A pair of brass glasses marked U.S.A. to the bridge and a bullet in a piece of wood wit a metal case engraved with TO MY FRIEND Genl. WHE Barnes MISSIONARY RIDGE.
Condition: The hat with minor wear overall, the brim is separating from the body. Cannon badge lacking pins or attachments.
Its worth noting that the discharge letter points our Brown complexion, meaning this could have been an African American soldiers letter.
Up for Auction on January 23, 2021
Estimate: $400 - 600