Old Politicals Auction #13
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 2/24/2012

There was a military auction conducted within the last year which identified this as a circa 1845 military shoulder belt plate but we think the listing in Sullivan as a campaign item created for Pennsylvania survivors of the Mexican War and used by the “Scott Legion” campaigners in their uniforms is the correct identification. Identical in description in Sullivan. Very rare because there were no more than 600 officers and men in the regiment during the Mexican War. The association “Scotts Legion” formed after the Mexican War was limited to those who served. When Scott ran for President this association campaigned for him in uniforms styled after the Mexican War uniforms. This association was still in existence at the start of the Civil War and was raised again as a military regiment during this conflict. Some blemishes as seen but all 3 loops are still attached on the reverse. Really nice display item. About 3 ½” x 2 ½”. Estimate: $800-900
Winfield Scott 1852 “Scott Legion” Uniform Breastplate WS 1852-15 in SullivanWinfield Scott 1852 “Scott Legion” Uniform Breastplate WS 1852-15 in Sullivan
Winfield Scott 1852 “Scott Legion” Uniform Breastplate WS 1852-15 in Sullivan
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Minimum Bid: $395
Final prices include buyers premium.: $590
Number Bids: 4
Auction closed on Friday, February 24, 2012.

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