Original Civil War Federal OFFICER'S FORAGE CAP For Sale

Original Civil War Federal OFFICER'S FORAGE CAP


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Original Civil War Federal OFFICER'S FORAGE CAP:
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Original Civil War Federal OFFICER'S FORAGE CAP Original Civil War Federal OFFICER'S FORAGE CAP Original Civil War Officer's High Grade Forage Cap.  The cap has several small moth holes.  I have lightened some of the photos to show the moth holes.  In the interior of the cap has full brown lining and a fancy sweat band.  The eagle "I" buttons for the chin strap are marked D. Evans Extra (Mass).  I googled the maker of these buttons and found some on line that were dug on Civil War Battlefields.  The maker of the cap - Bent & Bush have been in business since 1823.  In 1841 Bent & Bush (Boston, Mass) listed as hatters.  During the Civil War they supplied Military Goods, Caps, buttons, trims, swords, drums, fifes, etc.  For reference I copied photos of a forage cap - same style as mine on page 101 of the Time-Life ECHOES OF GLORY.  The cap belonged to Capt. Charles Pierce, 10th Mass and on Gen. Judah's staff.
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