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    Union Model-1859 Forage Cap by L. J. & I. Philips. Probably the most recognizable of all pieces of Civil War headgear, this forage cap has the insignia for Company "E", 3rd New York Infantry. There is some scattered moth damage and repairs, but overall it is fine and shows very nicely. The hat is complete in every respect with chinstrap, New York staff officer side buttons, visor, and the complete lining and sweatband. Expected crazing to the leather elements and wear to the sweatband. Burlap reinforcing under the 1 3/8 inch black leather sweat band, brown polished cotton liner, including the original "Size No. 6 / 7 ½ / U. S. ARMY / L. J. & I. Philips" paper label. An attractive representative example of this iconic piece of Civil War Federal headgear.

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    June, 2013
    8th Saturday
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