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  • South Carolina Palmetto Hat Insignia Worn by John W. Mclure 5th South Carolina Infantry and Palmetto Sharpshooters / ON-HOLD

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    South Carolina Palmetto Hat Insignia Worn by John W. Mclure 5th South Carolina Infantry and Palmetto Sharpshooters - Inventory Number: CON 304 / ON-HOLD

    Rare palmetto hat insignia worn by John W. Mclure, who enlisted as a 2nd lieutenant in the 5th South Carolina Infantry on April 13, 1861. He was reassigned to the Palmetto Sharpshooters and served as Assistant Quartermaster of the regiment. The pin is made of palm fronds woven and stitched to a cloth backing, and measures 3 ½” by 2 ½”. Pictured in Civil War Relics from South Carolina by Celeste and David Topper. A scarce and very fine South Carolina insignia. 

    John W. Mclure, of Union District, South Carolina. Enrolled on April 13th, 1861, at Limestone Springs, South Carolina, for twelve months service; mustered into service as Second Lieutenant of Company G of the 5th South Carolina Volunteer Infantry Regiment on June 4th, 1861, at Orangeburg, South Carolina; re-enlisted and was mustered into service as Second Lieutenant of Company M of the Palmetto Sharpshooters Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers, on April 23rd, 1862, for three years' service; detailed as the acting Regimental Assistant Quartermaster from April to June 1862; promoted to Assistant Quartermaster, with the rank of Captain, of the regiment on June 1st, 1862; on a leave of absence from January 9th, 1863; absent, without leave, in February 1863; on a leave of absence in December 1863; on detached service with the Division Quartermaster's Department from September 15th, 1864; no further record after December 1864. [Born on March 14th, 1831, in Chester, South Carolina, the son of William (1791-1837) & Amelia Thornton Stringfellow McLure (1805-1864); married Miss Jane Pluton (1829-1912), no date; died on June 28th, 1916, in Union, South Carolina; buried at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity Cemetery in Union, Union County, South Carolina.

    Comes housed in an 8 x 12 inch display case with black velvet backing and descriptive card.

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    Inventory Number: CON 304 / ON-HOLD