FRAMED HOLSTER AND HAT CORD IDENTIFIED TO 37TH ILLINOIS CORPORAL WHO ROSE TO BE A CAPTAIN

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Item Code: 1054-2878

This holster and hat cord came together and has recently been mounted on a wooden backing and housed in a deep modern wood frame.

The holster looks as if it would fit a Colt Army, Navy or a .44 Remington. The leather body of the holster is in good condition with a closed side seam, bottom plug and the brass finial is present. The leather surface shows light to moderate wear from use and age. The body is anchored to the wood base by a brass wire.

The flap of the holster has broken into three pieces and due to its poor condition, it is displayed open and flat against the backing The largest piece is still attached to the body of the holster. The other two pieces have been set in their proper place and anchored to the board by nails. Approx. 10% of the flap edge is missing. Only the base and rivet of the closure tab is present. Faintly done in period ink using a period stencil is “LT. W. C. WILSON, 37TH ILL VOLS, CO. H” in three lines.

The hat cord is complete and has a decidedly brown appearance. Most likely it was blue and from oxidation, sun exposure and age turned a dark brown.

Both items are in a modern wood frame with a false gold rope exterior that meas. approx. 10.50 inches wide x 29.25 inches long x 2.50 inches deep. The back of the frame can be opened to gain access to the items. Frame comes ready to hang with descriptive label.

William C. Wilson was born in 1839. He was residing in Morristown when he enlisted as a corporal in Company H, 37th Illinois Infantry on August 15, 1861. He was commissioned 2nd lieutenant on June 30, 1862, 1st lieutenant on May 20, 1863 and to captain of Company A on October 18, 1865. He was mustered out at Houston, Texas on May 15, 1866. He died on February 27, 1891 and is buried in Morristown Cemetery in Morristown, Illinois.

The 37th Illinois saw action at Pea Ridge, Prairie Grove and Fort Blakely. During their service the regiment lost 5 officers and 228 men killed died of wounds and disease.  [ad] [ph:L]

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