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    Wonderful Infantryman's Hardee or "Jeff Davis" Hat. This is an very fine example of the fabled Pattern-1858 army hat, trimmed to denote an infantryman. On the front, a stamped brass infantry bugle. The 2 7/8 inch wide brim retains its two rows of stitching reinforcement and is turned up with the regulation stamped brass "eagle" device. Original worsted sky-blue hat cords are set at the base of the 6 inch tall crown. A black ostrich plume has been fixed to the side. Overall condition is excellent, with a repair to the front brim and around the crown, otherwise, the black felt body is sound and with few blemishes. The original 2.25 inch tall sweatband is intact. This is a truly noteworthy example of this classic regulation headgear.

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    June, 2013
    8th Saturday
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