A Pattern 1832 infantry officer's dress uniform ensemble of Colonel Josiah P. LeFevre
Lot 3178
A Pattern 1832 infantry officer's dress uniform ensemble of Colonel Josiah P. LeFevre
Sold for US$ 4,387 inc. premium

Lot Details
A Pattern 1832 infantry officer's dress uniform ensemble of Colonel Josiah P. LeFevre
circa 1840
Comprising: 1) Field grade officer's double breasted tail coat of dark blue wool with white facings, the sleeves lined with white cotton, the tails with white nankeen; breast with 20 silver infantry buttons backmarked Horstmann & Co., New York; collar with two rows of silver tape lace and silver buttons; Brandenburg cuffs with four rows of silver tape lace with silver buttons and white piping; tails with fourteen silver buttons, the false pockets with silver tape lace, the turnbacks with embroidered silver bugle horns; interior of tails with pockets; silver lt. colonel's epaulets; lining of epaulets and one sleeve lining with the colonel's name in ink. Complete with associated pair of white nankeen trousers and a red silver officer's sash.
Condition: The coat excellent, the buttons with unpolished patina. Trousers stained.
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Footnotes

  • Note: Josiah P. LeFevre, 1811-1893, born to a family of Huguenot emigrants, he inherited his father's estate in New Paltz upon the latter's death in 1830. According to the Sylvester's History of Ulster County (1896), Josiah received his education "in the common schools of the neighborhood, and at New Paltz village" [7]. In 1836, Josiah married Elizabeth LeFevre, daughter of Andries J. LeFevre and Hannah DuBois, and had eleven children, four of whom died young. Josiah served in the 92nd Regiment of Infantry of New York receiving the appointments of Lieutenant (1833), Lieutenant Colonel (1838) and Colonel (1842). At New Paltz Col. LeFevre also held the public offices of Supervisor (1851-1853, 1864-1866, 1868), and Justice of the Peace (1854, 1857, 1870) and Assessor (dates presently unavailable), and also served as Elder of the Dutch Reformed Church of New Paltz.
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