Original U.S. Civil War Federal Issue Regulation 1858 Pattern Forage Cap - Complete
Original Item: Only One Available. This is a fantastic Civil War Union enlisted Federal Issue Regulation 1858 Pattern Forage Cap that features fabric of very fine blue wool broadcloth. The crown stands nearly 3 ¼” high at the front, 5” at the rear seam and the top is 5 ¼” in diameter, stiffened with a pasteboard beneath the lining. The body of the cap meets a band of wool seamed only at the rear and stiffened with leather. The cap's interior is lined with lovely brown cotton and is still mostly intact but does have fraying. The leather sweatband is 1 5/8" wide and is presented with cracks with a rather brittle feel to it as well as being partially detached. The flat visor is original to the hat, and composed of tarred leather and is still mostly attached. The leather chinstrap is secured on the side with two Federal Eagle buttons.
Comes more than ready for further research and display.
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