To the military collector, some decent info was contained in the thread. Wanted to print the content for source data and/or future reference. Loved how the original owner had emigrated from Germany, in his early twenties, and joined the Union Army of his newly adopted country. Good on him! Vastly different than the slippery illegals sneaking across the border now and flying the US flag upside down, beneath the red, white and green. Bad on them! Returning to the missing thread, can some good soul point me in the right direction and boot me in the butt so I can find this thread again? In the Hawaiian language, mahalo = thank you. Mahalo!!!