Cotton, wool, metal, silk
Overall: 3 x 18 1/2 x 26 1/4 in. ( 7.6 x 47 x 66.7 cm )
Blue and white pin striped cotton single-breasted jacket; blue wool double collar with trumpet insignia at both corners with "2" at the center, collar buttons to the shirt; 4 buttons down the front; closed sleeves with dark blue wool closed cuffs with 3 buttons against a vertical yellow stripe, gilt chevron at each shoulder which is fastened to the sleeve with metal hooks, chevron above two 8-pointed stars; a pocket at each breast with flaps which button closed; breast and cuff buttons (unmarked) cast with same insignia as collar; 2 panels at the back.
Gift of Miss Emily Buch
cast: collar insignia: "2" cast: center of each button: "2"
This jacket was worn by Emilio Buch (1833-1900) while he served in the 2nd Battalion, Cazadores Voluntarios de Matanzas, during the Cuban insurrection of 1867. Emilio was the son of Miguel and Catherina (Bou) Buch, natives of Barcelona, Spain. They moved to Matanzas, Cuba around 1833. Emilio died in New York City.
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