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    Union Model 1858 Cavalry Officer's Forage "McDowell" Cap, 8.25" wide x 9" long, leather panel inside crown maker-marked by Shute & Son, Washington St., Boston. Dark blue wool throughout with characteristic high crown and small leather bill. An oval felt panel with embroidered cavalry saber insignia is sewn to the face. The leather chinstrap retains its original brass buckle and is secured by two 16mm Eagle "C" buttons produced by Scovill. The cap's interior has a wide leather sweatband and is lined on the sides with a dark green silk. Expected crazing to the leather elements and wear to the sweatband: otherwise, excellent condition. This is a superb and classic early Civil War "McDowell" cap.

    Provenance: The Tharpe Collection of American Military History

    Exhibited: The Liberty Heritage Society Museum




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