A nice grouping for Captain David Low, who served in this regiment during the Civil War.
This grouping was recently acquired from an established collection, and the material offered is attributed to Captain David W. Low, Company “G,” 8th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He served from before the war, beginning on January of 1861 to his mustering out with the rank of major on November, 1864.
The components of this group consist of Low’s Bullion Cap/Hardee Hat insignia with false embroidered “8” which is in very good condition, missing one attachment loop on the back. The Smith patent shoulder straps are well marked on the reverse of each strap in red stenciling. The gilt has dulled down a bit, and are untouched with the light blue wool showing some age toning. The Circa 1890’s- early 1900’s “STERLING” marked medal has the 8th Army Corps superimposed over the 18th AC, with “61” engraved in the center, and “MVM” engraved as well. The pin bar reads “8TH MASS. REG’T ASSOCIATION.” The “T” bar pin is held in place by an open catch.
All the insignia shows the appropriate signs of having been worn on uniform, and make for an excellent display group. The lot comes with a data sheet on Low’s war service.
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