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    General John Gibbon's Campaign Hat. Acquired from a Gibbon descendent, this hat has the patina of the dusty campaigns of its owner. Gibbon, like many officers in the field, wore headgear to his liking. This fur-felt hat is characterized by a broader four-inch brim than that prescribed in regulation, and the brim is trimmed with blue silk ribbon. Around the six-inch crown is the gold braid of a general officer. Despite the fraying of age and use, its condition is very good.

    Gibbon (1827-1896) finished the Civil War, like Custer and many others, as a major general of volunteers. After demobilization, he was made a colonel of infantry. In June, 1876, he commanded the 7th Infantry and led the Montana Column toward its expected rendezvous where his scouts discovered the grim aftermath of Custer's loss. For his place among the other Civil-War-seasoned leaders of the Indian Wars Army, see Swanson, G. A. Custer: His Life and Times, p. 179.
    From the Glenwood Swanson Collection.


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