Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Impressive McDowell Pattern Forage Cap with Original Insignia. This is a classic example of the popular cap that was inspired by the Prussian Army's Lager Mutze or "camp cap," and seen in numerous images of Union Army personnel, particularly in the war's first years. It features a narrow sloping crescent visor and tall body with a dramatic tilt to the front. The original chin strap and eagle "I" buttons are still in place. The regulation insignia on the crown includes a brass 1" tall letter "G," and ¾" numerals "24," along with a hand cut red wool heart, the badge of the 1st Div., XXIV Corps, indicating it was worn by an unidentified member of Co. G, 24th Mass. Vol. Inf. The cross-hatched leather sweatband is perfect and the quilted black silk lining remains on the pasteboard crown stiffener with vestiges of the gold Baltimore maker's imprint visible.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 2,218

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold on Nov 21, 2008 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 33 days left to consign to the 2021 June 6 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    You reach a customer base that is in many ways completely unknown to the major auction houses, and your marketing to this base is as professional as one could hope for. As I continue to wind down my holdings.
    Michael Z.,
    Hawthorne, NY
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search