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    Civil War U.S. Army Forage Cap With Unusual Original Insignia An interesting original example with dark blue wool body that shows scattered holes and losses, mostly at the back. Bound edge leather visor retains its original leather chin strap, eagle side buttons and brass adjusting buckle, both exhibit typical crazing to the tarred finish. Interior 1 1/2' leather sweatband showing minor wear, lined with brown polished cotton in very good condition. Crown exhibits its original insignia consisting of a 3/4" carved bone "A" and numbers "116" held to the hat by means of small brass pins. Despite its wear, the cap displays very well. Included is a piece of newspaper found folded under the sweatband with advertisements for public auctions of government surplus in Washington D.C. May and June 1865.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2014
    13th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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