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Lot #349
Civil War Hand-Painted Escutcheon for Sgt. James B. Hogan

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Brilliant hand-painted escutcheon outlining the Civil War service of Sgt. James B. Hogan, 17.5 x 23.5, featuring the heraldic shield surmounted by a patriotic bald eagle with "Union" breastplate and "E Pluribus Unum" banner. The base reads, "Sergt. James B. Hogan," and features an albumen portrait of him in uniform, holstered gun at his waist. The escutcheon denotes Sgt. Hogan's service in the "4 R. Island Volunteers, Army of the Potomac," with battles fought at "Roanoke Island, Ft. Macon, So. Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Suffolk, Weldon R.R., Poplar Spring Ch., Hatcher's Run." Framed to an overall size of 22.25 x 28.5. In very good to fine condition, with soiling, light stains, and small chips and tears to the edges. A resident of Newport, Rhode Island, Hogan enlisted as a private on September 11, 1861, and mustered into 'G' Co., Rhode Island 4th Infantry on October 30, 1861. He was mustered out on October 15, 1864, at Providence, Rhode Island. A rare example with the sergeant's CDV affixed.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #541 - Ended December 05, 2018