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    Civil War: State of New Hampshire Forage Cap.
    A commercially produced forage cap issued by the State of New Hampshire for its troops. Of moderate height, the cap is ornamented with a specially produced set of distinctive silver insignia that includes the original "N.H.V." in 5/8 inch letters (for New Hampshire Volunteers) and hunting horn. Brown glazed cotton lining. This is an exceptional example of an original New Hampshire hat, and one of only four known examples. This particular hat is published along with two other examples on page 133 in U.S. Army Headgear 1812-1872 by C. Paul Loane and John P. Langellier. The only other example we have seen was in the Steve Saathoff Collection that Heritage sold in 2014 for $20,000.

    Condition: Chin strap detached on one end, but intact and displays perfectly. Some scattered mothing.


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