Forage cap

Forage cap
Title
Forage cap
Date 
1864-1882
Medium 
Wool, leather, silk, braid, metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 1/2 x 10 1/8 x 6 5/8 in. ( 8.9 x 25.7 x 16.8 cm )
Description 
"Chasseur pattern" blue wool felt forage cap; soft crown with circular, countersunk top with dark braid applied in cruciform pattern with diamond shape at center and four loops surrounding; black patent leather visor, which is flat and somewhat rectangular; five narrow strips of braid applied to each side of crown, to back of crown, and to base of crown; embroidered insignia on front consisting of initials "N.D." between branches of laurel; chin strap made of narrow black cloth tape secured at either side by a gilded metal button embossed with shield-breasted eagle; leather sweatband and black silk lining.
Object Number 
X.193
Marks 
maker's label: inside top of crown (now barely visible): "BAKER & McKENNEY /MILITARY GOODS / 141 GRAND ST. / NEW YORK." embroidered: on front of cap: "N.D."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group