Civil War artillery shell jacket uniform coat 23rd Ohio Light Artillery ID’d !

$3,275.00

Description

Exceptional condition overall uniform coat named in both sleeves to a private in the 23rd Light Artillery Regiment, Robert B. Muir.  The jacket shows minor use and wear overall and was manufactured circa 1863.  It has the early dot type size indication in the right upper sleeve as shown.  Below is a summary of his service as found on civilwardata.com :

Residence was not listed; 20 years old.
Enlisted on 4/20/1861 as a Corporal.
On 7/1/1861 he mustered into OH 23rd Light Artillery 
He was Mustered Out on 6/2/1864 at Meadow Bluff, WV
Regimental History
Twenty-third Independent Battery Light Artillery. — Capts., Seth J. Simmonds, Daniel W. Glassie ; First Lieuts., Leonard Magness, Arthur Erenburgh, James W. Conine, Robert C. Steen, George Hattersley, James M. Kerr ; Second Lieuts., Hamilton B. White, Robert Johnston, Frederick A. Dame. This battery, formerly Co. E, 1st Ky. infantry, and known also as the 1st independent Ky., or Simmonds’ battery, was organized on May 10, 1861, at Camp Clay, Pendleton, Ohio, to serve for three months, but was reorganized and mustered into service June 3, 1861, at Camp Clay, Pendleton, to serve for three years. It is impossible, from the records on file in the office of the adjutant-general of Ohio, to give any of the movements or operations of this battery. It was mustered out on July 10, 1865, at Louisville, Ky., in accordance with orders from the war department. (See “1st Independent, or Simmonds’ Battery,” in the Kentucky department of this work.)

Additional information

Weight 6 lbs