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    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.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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