1858 US Forage Cap with optional Infantry Insignia
In 1858, the colored welt around the top was removed by the Army Uniform Board making the cap easier to warehouse. Our IN STOCK 1858 forage cap features the earlier Shako style leather brim which covers the eyes quite well from the sun.
We also offer the cap with the smaller brim- which the Army was soon to use almost exclusively on kepi style caps. Forage Cap with the smaller brim is custom order- allow 6 week delivery. Both Caps made from our quality 19 oz dark blue field service wool and lined in black cotton. Leather brim, sweatband and adjustable chinstrap with brass slide and US Eagle side buttons.
Notice the different brim styles on the Model 1858 here from the Model 1861 crescent style brim.
The brass insignia shown is not included with this hat. It can be ordered here: Cap Insignia.
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