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Enlisted Manís Forage Cap, Model 1858
National Museum of American History, Behring Center

Enlisted Manís Forage Cap, Model 1858

Catalog #: 25125.091    Accession #: 64127
Credit: Division of Military History and Diplomacy, National Museum of American History

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions: 3" H x 7" W x 10.5" D

Physical Description

Model 1858 forage cap, navy wool with black leather visor and chin strap, with gold colored buttons.

General History

This model forage cap was the most popular headgear worn by the Union army. The forage cap was adopted as standard army headgear. The visor can be flat or sloping. The forage cap was introduced just in time to become the signature headgear of the Civil War soldier. The forage cap was worn by officers and enlisted men alike. Because of the popularity of this cap, they were made in several varied styles.


Keywords

Country: United States
War: Civil War
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