Premier Firearms Auction
May 12, 13 & 14, 2023
FINE IDENTIFIED RED CHASSEUR’S CAP AND ARCHIVE, 9TH MARYLAND INFANTRY.
Rare red quatrefoiled Baltimore made cap is from direct descent of James Brady family with signed affidavit from great grandson. Other personal affects include 2 captain’s Smith patent shoulder straps, hat cord (GAR), patent papers, and copies of family letters, newspaper obituary. There is also included a fine CDV of Brady with ink inscription. This grouping was part of the late Arthur “Gil” Barrett and he displayed this as part of his Maryland collection for many years.
James W. Brady (1829-1896) entered service as captain June 17, 1863 and commanded 2 companies of 9th Maryland infantry in Dept. of W. Virginia. Brady was detached as Provost Marshall of Harper’s Ferry September 30, 1863 till mustering out February 23, 1864. The 9th MD lost 124 men in their short time in service, 2 killed at battle of Charleston and 122 died in camp from disease.