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1855 Forage Cap

1855 US Forage Cap for Dragoons with optional insignia.

Historical Info... In 1855 when the Cavalry branch was organized, Dragoons were instructed to wear the crossed saber insignia with saber tips "pointed up", where as Cavalry were to wear the insignia saber tips "pointed down".  

#5504 M-1855 US Forage Cap

Dark Blue wool with a branch of service colored welt (piping) around the crown– Dragoon shown at left. Black cotton lining. Earlier Shako style wide brims were typically used. Our brim is 9 ounce supple leather. Also, a smaller brim was introduced– probably to save costs– see Cavalry cap in enlargement. Leather chin strap with brass slide. US Eagle buttons on the side. Custom made for each order.

Made in USA   

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All caps listed here are Custom order. Custom Caps are not returnable. Typical delivery about 6 weeks. Please double check your head circumference before ordering.


M-1855 Forage Cap is $94.00

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