United States Civil War, Forage cap worn by a soldier of the 4th Massachusetts Cavalry

United States Civil War, Forage cap worn by a soldier of the Massachusetts Cavalry

Union Model 1858 Forage Cap, aka Bummer's Cap. Fine condition with flat visor, 1/8" thickness. No apparent mothing. Fabric is fine wool and very dark blue with no fading. The crown of the cap is adorned with crossed sabers and regimental and company devices which are correct Civil War issue but added to the hat. The tarred leather chinstrap which terminates at two eagle buttons is original with a black leather bill firmly attached to cap. 100% of the polished cotton lining remains and the…

Union Model 1858 Forage Cap, aka Bummer's Cap. Fine condition with flat visor, 1/8" thickness. No apparent mothing. Fabric is fine wool and very dark blue with no fading. The crown of the cap is adorned with crossed sabers and regimental and company devices which are correct Civil War issue but added to the hat. The tarred leather chinstrap which terminates at two eagle buttons is original with a black leather bill firmly attached to cap. 100% of the polished cotton lining remains and the…

Union Enlisted Forage Cap. Brass "16" and Cross Cannons on hat indicate 16th Artillery Battery, unit, battalion or state unknown, (However this cap was located originally in New Hampshire.) This cap has it's original label which reads in part;  "Geo___ff & Co. Philada. No. 4 - 7 1/8 "  This cap was made by George Hoff in Philadelphia.

Original Forage Cap - George Hoff & Co. Philadelphia

Military & Patriotic:Civil War, Excellent Government Issued Cap Identified to a Vermont Regiment.The exterior of this tall, standard Union forage cap is in...

Military & Patriotic:Civil War, Excellent Government Issued Cap Identified to a Vermont Regiment.The exterior of this tall, standard Union forage cap is in.

Confederate Officer's Kepi. Four rows of Soutache braid on sides and top indicate General rank.  Buff band for Staff.  c.1861

Four rows of Soutache braid on sides and top indicate General rank. Buff band for Staff.

Pattern 1858 2nd Cavalry Officer's Hat Fully Trimmed

Pattern 1858 2nd Cavalry Officer's Hat Fully Trimmed

Head Gear; Kepi, Civil War, Union Enlisted, Forage Cap, Pattern 1861.

Head Gear; Kepi, Civil War, Union Enlisted, Forage Cap, Pattern 1861.

CIVIL WAR CAVALRY OFFICER'S "PORK PIE" SLOUCH HAT

Yankee Collector: Civil War and Early American Historic Memorablia, Antiques and Collectibles

Major Abner R. Small of the 16th Maine Infantry. Item # 4305 on Maine Memory Network

Major Abner R. Small of the Maine Infantry. Item # 4305 on Maine Memory Network

GENERAL E.H. STOUGHTON'S "MCDOWELL" PATTERN FORAGE CAP - Edward H. Stoughton was a regular officer who took command of the 4th Vermont in August 1861. At a youthful 24 he was appointed brigadier general in November 1862 and led the stepchild 2nd Vermont Brigade only briefly before being unceremoniously captured in his nightclothes by famed Confederate partisan John S. Mosby during a lightening night raid on Fairfax Courthouse, March 9, 1863.

GENERAL E.H. STOUGHTON'S "MCDOWELL" PATTERN FORAGE CAP - Edward H. Stoughton was a regular officer who took command of the 4th Vermont in August 1861. At a youthful 24 he was appointed brigadier general in November 1862 and led the stepchild 2nd Vermont Brigade only briefly before being unceremoniously captured in his nightclothes by famed Confederate partisan John S. Mosby during a lightening night raid on Fairfax Courthouse, March 9, 1863.

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