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John Ettinger 87th PA Handkerchief

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Our reproduction John Ettinger handkerchief

Early on the morning of October 19, 1864, Pvt. John W. Ettinger, Company G, 87th Pennsylvania Infantry, went into battle in what became known as the Battle of Cedar Creek in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.  Ettinger would end that day severely wounded in the face and eye area, which caused blindness for the rest of his life.  Ettinger and later his family kept all of the items that he was wearing or were in his possession that day, and the original of this handkerchief is among those items.  This handkerchief is 100% cotton and measures 15.5 x 15 inches, so is one of the smaller handkerchiefs in our offerings.  We are pleased to be offering this piece of American Civil War material culture and thank the owner of this collection for allowing us to reproduce this handkerchief.  

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  • 5
    Super soft

    Posted by Aidan on 3rd Jun 2024

    Silky, seems like it’s pretty sturdy too

  • 5

    Posted by Derek R on 16th Dec 2023

    I love my handkerchief and this is a way for me to always have a piece of the civil war with me at all times. I was born and raised in Pa so this Handkerchief representing the 87th Pa is perfect for me and a great conversation starter!

  • 5

    Posted by Barry Callenberger on 27th May 2023

    Have purchased three this is just as beautiful at the other two

  • 5
    John Ettinger 87th PA Handkerchief

    Posted by James Rissling on 27th Apr 2020

    Very nice, unusual colors. This will be one of my favorites.

  • 5
    Outstanding - AGAIN!

    Posted by Captain David Sulin on 15th Oct 2018

    This is the third SUM handkerchief that I have purchased. The larger ones I wet down and wrap around my neck or use when cooking. They are well broken in with sweat, dirt, gun grease, bacon grease and a little blood here and there. They stand up to more punishment than I ever imagined they would. This small sized one folds up nicely to fit in a pocket and, like the others I own/use, has a terrific back story. You can't ask for more. I just received this pattern & it looks great. No grease on it yet - give me time!

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