Forage cap

Forage cap
Forage cap
Title
Forage cap
Date 
1860-1880
Medium 
Wool, other textile, leather, cord, metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 1/2 x 10 x 7 1/8 in. ( 8.9 x 25.4 x 18.1 cm )
Description 
"Chasseur pattern" dark blue wool felt forage cap; black patent leather visor which is flat and somewhat rectangular; soft crown with circular, countersunk top; embroidered front insignia with "32 / GAR" between curved laurel branches; chin strap made of knotted gold cord secured at either side by a gilded metal button embossed with monogram "GAR"; brown leather sweatband and brown textile lining.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. C. M. Furnier
Object Number 
1961.57d
Marks 
maker's mark: inside top of crown: lion and unicorn flanking shield inscribed "HON[I] SOIT . . . MAL . . . [P]ENSE," with banner inscribed "CURA E . . . INDUSTRIA" below embroidered: on front of cap: "32 / GAR" embossed: on buttons: "GAR"
Gallery Label 
This cap was worn as part of the uniform of the Grand Army of the Republic. Other parts of the uniform, as well as a sword and scabbard, were also given by the donor.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group