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Israel Taylor McCowen, 12th Ohio Infantry Handkerchief

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This handkerchief is a reproduction of the handkerchief carried by Israel Taylor McCowen (1841-1864), 12th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, who was killed at the Battle of Lynchburg on June 17, 1864.  McCowen held the rank of First Sergeant when he died at Lynchburg.

The handkerchief is 100% silk and measures 19 x 24 inches.   

The 12th Ohio was organized at Camp Dennison, OH, in May 1861.  They served in western Virginia until August 1862 when it was transferred to the Army of the Potomac.  The regiment participated in the battles of Second Bull Run, South Mountain, and Antietam.  In the fall of 1862 the regiment was transferred to western Virginia, again, and did efficient service until the spring of 1864 when it joined Hunter's expedition to Lynchburg, VA.  The regiment then mustered out of service July 11, 1864. 

The original of this handkerchief is in the Ohio Historical Society and this reproduction was made with their permission and cooperation. 

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  1. look no further 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 11th Feb 2017

    Great piece


  2. A light, wonderful handkerchief 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Apr 2016

    I'm much of a silk handkerchief guy, but this item changed my mind. Light and airy on a hot day. Great style, and practically unnoticeable in the pocket. I'm sold!


  3. Israel Taylor McCowen 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Feb 2016

    was very satisfied with this kerchief


  4. being a private in the 9th Regt OVI, I'll take a repro of a 12th Regt OVI's hankie any day. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Dec 2015

    Great service, great hankerchief


  5. Perfect! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Oct 2015

    Personally, I prefer cotton handkerchiefs for actual use but I had wanted a silk one for display and living history and this one is a beaut!


  6. Gazoontite! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Oct 2015

    Another excellent handkerchief! Collect them all and toss out those blue and red gas station bandannas. Yuck!Or use them as cleaning patches.



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