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General Henry W. Lawton's Chapeau
Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History

General Henry W. Lawton's Chapeau

Catalog #: 16055    Accession #: 59545
Credit: Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions: 8" H x 3.5" W x 18.5" D

Physical Description

Black felt with ostrich feathers and gold cockade.

Specific History

This chapeau was worn by General Henry W. Lawton.

General History

Henry Lawton enlisted in the Union forces at the outbreak of the Civil War. He received the Medal of Honor for heroism at Atlanta. He was discharged November 25, 1865 with the brevet rank of colonel. Lawton rejoined the army in 1867 and served throughout the Indian Wars. In the spring of 1886, he was selected by General Nelson A. Miles to lead a select group of troops into Mexico in pursuit of the Apache Chief, Geronimo, who surrendered to Lawton thee months later.


Keywords

Country: United States
War: Civil War
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