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    U.S. M1859 Forage/ "Bummer's" Cap. Probably the most recognizable of all pieces of Civil War headgear. There is some scattered moth damage most notably at the rear section of the crown, with some minor scattered damage at the back of the hat but overall very good and shows nicely. The hat is complete in every respect with chinstrap, side buttons, visor and the complete lining and sweatband. Burlap reinforcing under the 1 3/8" black leather sweat band, brown polished cotton liner, including the original "Size No. 6 / 7 / U. S. / L. J. & I. Philips" paper label. Liner loose and should be retacked, but really excellent. Good representative example of this iconic piece of Civil War Federal headgear.

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    June, 2010
    26th Saturday
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