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    Union Forage Cap Identified to Hiram H. Guitteau Co H, 92nd Ohio Infantry. A nice original example with dark blue wool body that shows moderate scattered moth holes and honest wear, retains its original leather chin strap with staff eagle side buttons and brass adjusting buckle. Soldier has positioned the chin strap and side buttons farther back on the body to allow for fully functional use of the chin strap. On the leather visor are carved the initials "H.G." Interior 1 1/2' leather sweatband showing moderate wear, lined with brown polished cotton in very good condition showing fading from use.
    Accompanying the cap is a letter outlining the ownership of the cap since it left Hiram Guitteau's family and copies of his pension files.
    Hiram H. Guitteau was mustered into Company H 92nd Ohio Infantry on September 8, 1862, promoted to sergeant January 1, 1865 and mustered out June 10, 1865.
    The 92nd Ohio served with the Dept and Army of Ohio and Cumberland and saw action at Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Atlanta and Jonesboro among others.
    An nice untouched cap with some interesting personal features added by the original owner.


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    December, 2014
    13th Saturday
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