$125.00

SKU: US19787 Categories: , Product ID: 3632

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TUNIC – OFFICER MESS DRESS, M1902/1913 (BLUE FACING ADDED), FOR LT. COLONEL OF INFANTRY: ID’D TO CAPT. J.C.RIGHTER, 10TH U.S. CAV., DATED 1915, ON TAILOR LABEL (BROOKS BROS, NY). COMPLETE WITH DRESS BOARDS AND INFANTRY CORDS. EXC WITH A FEW TINY MOTH NIPS TO BLUE FACING, SLEEVE LINING SHOW SWEAR. THESE ARE NOT COMMON – FIRST WE HAVE OWNED. SEE US19775 FOR THE TROUSERS THAT CAME WITH THIS JACKET. COMES WITH MESS DRESS BOW TIE AND WHITE DRESS SHIRT TOO! THIS WAS JOSEPH CATTRELL RIGHTER, BORN 1874, SERVED AS PRIVATE IN CO G, 12TH PENNSYLVANIA FROM MAY 12 TO OCT 29, 1898, THEN THE PHILIPPINES. HE ENDED UP IN THE 10TH CAV IN NOV, 1915 AND DIED AT COLUMBUS BARRACKS ON DEC 16, 1915.