Thursday, April 14, 2016

CIVIL WAR CONFEDERATE VAN DORN OR LOUISIANA CRESCENT HAT OR COAT PIN?

This is one of my favorite finds. It's a small crescent fabricated from a worn seated liberty dime. It was intended as a pin-on as can be seen by the remains of the device on its reverse. The initials appear to be "C. F. L." Was the original owner a member of the Van Dorn corps, or the famed New Orleans Louisiana Crescent Regiment? Research would be required to even provide a clue.



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