Original U.S. Philippine-American War Era 13th Artillery Regiment M1902 Visor Cap
Original Item: Only One Available. This is a very nice Philippine-American / Moro Rebellion era Model 1902 peaked visor in Navy blue. The visor was worn by a member of the US Army 13th Artillery Regiment, Battery E. The M1902 replaced the earlier M1895 pattern. This was the U.S. Army's second example of a visor cap after leaving the traditional kepi design. Like the M1895, it is made of wool, and has a leather visor bound with patent leather, lined on the underside with lacquered paper. It does not have the Artillery Red band going around the cap, but retains a patent leather shin strap retained by gilded brass federal regulation general service buttons.
The inside lining is in wonderful condition and still retains a lovely polished black cotton appearance. The brown oilcloth type sweatband is present but does have tearing present as well as stitching loss. The overall condition is really nice but there are areas of scattered moth nips present but nothing too damaging.
A lovely example ready for further research and display!
The Philippine–American War or the Filipino–American War was fought between the First Philippine Republic and the United States from February 4, 1899, until July 2, 1902. Tensions arose after the United States annexed the Philippines under the Treaty of Paris at the conclusion of the Spanish–American War rather than acknowledging the Philippines' declaration of independence, developing into the eruption of open battle. The war can be seen as a continuation of the Philippine struggle for independence that began in 1896 with the Philippine Revolution against Spanish rule. The war was previously referred to as the Philippine Insurrection or the Tagalog Insurgency by the United States.
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