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Offline ShaunJ

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Re: Identify Uniform Please Brooklyn
« Reply #9 on: Monday 25 October 21 19:36 BST (UK) »
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The New York Seventh Regiment were known as the 'Silk Stocking Brigade', and this can clearly be noted by the trouser dress on the Uniform

Aren't they just standard US Army leggings?

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Re: Identify Uniform Please Brooklyn
« Reply #10 on: Monday 25 October 21 20:12 BST (UK) »


Aren't they just standard US Army leggings?

https://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/41791-1900-1904-army-leggings/
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You are correct, ShaunJ. I was misinformed by an article.

Apparently the NY Seventh Regiment acquired the name during the American Civil War, as a good number of volunteers where from wealthy New York Families.
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Re: Identify Uniform Please Brooklyn
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 26 October 21 20:14 BST (UK) »
I think what you are seeing on the badge is not IIV but the top of the letters NY, and the badge is this:

making him a member of the 1st New York Volunteer Infantry, one of the volunteer units created for service in the Spanish American War of 1898.

This had an L Company, which was raised from the 5th Battalion of the NY State Militia / National Guard.  See https://www.spanamwar.com/1stnyhistory.html which includes a photo of L Company.

His name may even be on this roster of L Company https://www.spanamwar.com/1stnyroster.htm#Company%20L, presumably one of the 6 sergeants listed

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Re: Identify Uniform Please Brooklyn
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 26 October 21 20:28 BST (UK) »
Thank You T1, that clarifies the Cap Badge, I couldn't get My head round, what I thought were reversed Roman Numerals.
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