57579: Pair of Wool Hand Knitted Civil War Mittens
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Pair of Wool Hand Knitted Civil War Mittens Iidentified to John S. Cole, 3rd New Hampshire Volunteers. Tightly hand knitted of blue and white wool, 12" overall, perfect condition. Stitched to one mitten is an old ink script tag, "Loaned by Mrs. John S. Cole". These gloves were sold by an early Maine historical society, along with several other Civil War items, where they had been for many years. Obviously knitted by Cole's wife and apparently never used. Cole joined the 3rd NHV on July 29, 1861 and was discharged for disability October 17, 1861, dying shortly thereafter. A very rare piece of Civil War clothing.|
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