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    Model 1858 Dress Hat, the "Hardee Hat." The hat was nicknamed for its imputed designer, William J. Hardee, who left his position as Commandant of Cadets at West Point to enlist in 1861 in the Confederate Army. This is the enlisted dress hat, 3" brim and 6" crown, with black plume and yellow braid. The brim is looped up on the right for cavalry and artillery. (Infantry wore theirs with the brim attached up on the left.) This bears the large brass regimental "7" and crossed-sabers insignia for Company "A." The lining is partially intact, and the condition is otherwise excellent!
    From the Glenwood Swanson Collection.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2018
    9th Saturday
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