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Authentic Soldier's Uniforms
Misc. Non-Excavated
Original Civil War Enlistedman's "Bummer" Forage Cap Made by Phillips
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This one has The Look! Here is a good looking original Civil War soldier's hat. This is the pattern known as the model 1858 "Forage" cap. This pattern of military hat was a mainstay for the regular fighting men of the Civil War. This one is in attractive untouched condition. The blue cloth still retains a deep true blue color with some very light deterioration spotting to the cloth. On the top of the hat it has the insignia for Company G, 4th Cavalry. It has the original leather chin strap intact. On one side of the strap it has the plain shield general service uniform button and on the other side it has the style with the lined shield on the eagle's chest which denotes that the hat would've been worn by an enlisted man and not an officer during the Civil War. The original brim is intact with the classic wide styling that is classic of the bummer style cap. On the inside of the hat it has the original sweatband intact as well as the original lining. Inside the top of the hat it has the original maker's label made of paper. The label proudly reads "7-1/8 U.S. ARMY L.J & I Phillips". This is maker's mark of the firm of Lewis J. and Isaac Phillips of New York City. They were one of the premiere military hat makers for the U.S. Government during the Civil War. As you can see from the pictures this is an attractive hat all the way around.


Item #: B593
Shipping Weight: 6 lbs
Your Price:$3,150.00 USD
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