American Civil War
Victorian / Boer War
During the American Civil War the Confederate army utilized a wide assortment of belts, especially in the early stages. Despite the notion that every soldier bore the classic brass oval "CS" buckle, a great number wore roller buckle belts.
Manufactured in 1945 by Glisson & Miller, the size 4 suit easily fits a 6 foot stature. Though not easily seen in the photo, the broad arrow mark is partially hidden by the fold at the bottom seam of the tag. The many period appropriate repairs as photographed suggest this suit was used quite extensively but cannot be certain of when.
Records show a Sylvester P. Slade who had voluntarily enlisted in just outside of Syracuse NY. in Baldwinsville on August 24th 1861. Sylvester re-enlisted on December 25th 1963 and would see out his entire service with the 1st Regiment New York Light Artillery (Battery B).
To the interior of the balmoral is a King George VI dated William Anderson & Sons manufacturers tag, the "Lochan" tag with colour below suggesting post Second World War issue.
The badge features the iconic eagle above the unit numerals, the reverse of the badge features both lugs intact and a cotter pin.
An unframed 3rd Royal Canadian Regiment photograph measuring approximately 8.5 by 7 inches.
An unframed Royal Canadian Regiment photograph copy measuring approximately 9 by 6.5 inches.
The photograph features an officer in dress uniform including shako and sword. It appears that there is a beaver on the cross plate but can't be certain
Worn from 1880 to 1888 the 2nd Midlothian & Peebles wore the cap badge of St. Andrew and the cross.