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    Confederate Virginia Cavalry Officer's Hardee Style Hat with the Original Insignia and Plume. This rakish hat is a classic example of the type of headgear worn by many cavalry officers, most notable from Virginia, into the early stages of the war. This style and color of hat was also worn by a number of Confederate general grade officers including General William Mahone of Battle of the Crater fame. The Hardee style cavalry officer's insignia with bullion crossed sabers on a velvet background, bordered by coiled brass wire is neatly stitched to the front of the hat. The 3½" brim is upturned at one side and tacked in place with a five pointed bullion star insignia. The original black ostrich feather plume is tucked into the 1" silk hatband at the side. Retains the original acorn tipped bullion officer's hat cord of a style generally associated with Confederate use. As is often the case with period hats of this form and material, the crown has number of old repaired cracks along the edge and there are several cracks, without loss around the edge of the brim. But traces of the original leather sweat band remain. A very nice example of this most dashing form of Civil War headgear popularized by the "cavaliers" of Virginia.

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    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
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