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    Forage Cap with Original 5th Corps Badge Forage Cap with Original 5th Corps Badge. This is the standard Union Army issue "bummers cap," first introduced in 1858 and symbolic of the Civil War soldier. Its dark blue wool body exhibits moderate mothing and shows genuine use in the field, with its original chin strap, eagle side buttons and visor in place. Leather components are in fine condition with minor crazing only. On the crown is sewn an original, hand cut, red wool 1st Division, 5th Corps badge and infantry horn insignia stitched on the front. The 1 5/8" brown leather sweatband shows light wear, full brown polished cotton lining is present with partial M.F. Thomson and Charles Goodrich, Cincinnati label. A nice example of a classic cap with corps badge.

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    December, 2014
    13th Saturday
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