An unusual American militia infantry officer's forage cap
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.