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Uniform ID - ancestor born in the Connecticut in 1885

Uniform ID - ancestor born in the Connecticut in 1885

Posted: 3 Jul 2011 3:13PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 6 Jul 2011 2:03PM GMT

Hi,

I believe my ancestor born in the Connecticut in 1885 is wearing this uniform, but I am not sure.

Any help is appreciated.

Sincerely,

Kyle

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Re: Uniform ID

Posted: 5 Jul 2011 5:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
I'm not too familiar with the US side of things.

If that is a E under the crossed rifles, I believe he is a sergeant in E Company, 1st Infantry Regiment US Army.

Don't know about the C etc.

Try another message on the US Army board at Topics > Military > United States > Army

Good Luck

Re: Uniform ID - ancestor born in the Connecticut in 1885

Posted: 28 Dec 2012 5:19AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Dec 2012 5:20AM GMT
Cap is standard full dress, issued to enlisted me, known as the standard "forage cap"
The "infantry device" on the cap designates the following:
Two rifles crossing each other and are made of burnished gold plate. The "I" designates infantry, but I'm not sure what the letter below is but this would designate the company, but it could also indicate the state in which he enlisted.

Re: Uniform ID - ancestor born in the Connecticut in 1885

Posted: 28 Dec 2012 4:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
It's a cap device for 1st Infantry- "E" Company. The crossed rifles designate infantry. He's a sgt. wearing the 1895 army dress blues with the service cap.
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