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 Posted: Mon Aug 25th, 2008 09:09 pm
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When the Sharps Co. hit serial number 99,999, they added the "C" and started over with C 1. According to Coates & McAulay, " All military Sharps numbered in the "C" range were issued to Hancock's Corp, "...(1865) and as a result of being issued so late in the war they are often available and in good shape due to light use.

In checking quickly through the listed sn's, there were a couple of C 27--- sn's issued to men of the 1st Maryland cavalry, Co. I, and a couple to 1st New Hampshire Cavalry Co. A and M. Hope this is of some help.

Regards, Dave Gorski

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