An unusual American militia infantry officer's forage cap circa 1835-45
Of similar for to the Model 1821 and 1833 regular army forage caps but not collapsible. The leather cap with domed front and rear sections, the middle fitted with a black wool comb. Front with a circular die-struck brass plate bearing a spread eagle within a laurel wreath and fitted with woven cords extending to the rear section. This above a gilt brass company letter G. Brim with silvered brass trim below the silvered brass band which retains one half of the leather chinstrap. Interior with slight remains of sweatband. Condition: Fine overall and showing surface crazing and some scuffing. See Illustration
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