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Ira Lindsey, 25th Massachusetts Infantry, Handkerchief

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Original Ira Lindsey Handkerchief

The original of this handkerchief was carried by Sgt. Ira L. Lindsey of the 25th Massachusetts, and was among the articles collected from him after he was killed during the Battle of Cold Harbor.  It is in the private collection of South Union Mills, and was obtained as part of a collection that included a watch chain and two handkerchiefs.  Ira Lindsey was born in July 1825 in Leeds, Maine, and moved to Massachusetts, where he married Mary Estabrook in June, 1857.  Ira was a shoe marker and a machinest, and as an adult was a resident of Worcester, MA.  In June 1864, Ira enlisted in the 25th Massachusetts Infantry, and participated in the campaigns of that regiment until his death.  He was in the Peninsula Campaign, and was promoted to Sergeant following acts of bravery and gallantry.  Ira was killed during the Battle of Cold Harbor in June, 1864.  Our reproduction handkerchief is a faithful repro of the original handkerchief  carried by Ira Lindsey, and measures 24x16 inches and is made of 100% cotton. 

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  • 5
    Ira Lindsey 25th Mass. Infantry Handkerchief

    Posted by Ken on 9th Nov 2021

    Nicely made and perfect size. Plus, it doesn't look like an off the shelf product.

  • 5
    Lindsey handerchief

    Posted by Kevin Lindsey on 27th Sep 2019

    When I saw this in your emails I had to buy it, as my last name is also Lindsey. However, my ancestor served in the 47th Indiana. I wanted an historically accurate handkerchief and this does it with high quality. I am quite pleased!

  • 5
    Great item

    Posted by Barry Thomason on 8th Nov 2017

    It is nice knowing that the pattern is historical. The colors and pattern are superb. The material is just right.

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