Catalog #: 7176 Accession #: 32076
Credit: Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History
Dimensions / Weight
Dimensions: 6" H x 16" W x 15" D
Black felt with cockades, which are ribbon roses or knots on either side..
This hat was worn by Colonel Jonathan Pettibone, 18th Regiment, Connecticut Militia, when he was killed in a skirmish in Rye, New York on 26 September 1776. After his death the hat was worn by his son, Jonathan Pettibone, Jr.
Militia troops did not have uniforms. They wore their civilian clothes when called to duty.
Country: United States
States: Connecticut, New York
War: War of American Independence