Textile, leather, feather, braid, metal
Overall: 5 x 16 1/8 x 6 5/8 in. ( 12.7 x 41 x 16.8 cm )
Black beaver (textile) chapeau with rigid crown; edges of cock and fan with black ribbon binding and black ostrich feather trim; cockade with "loop" of intricately interlaced gold braid over black silk rosette, center disk with "7VC" embroidered in gold on red textile ground, and gilded metal button with initials "NG" in relief between branches of oak and laurel; black leather sweatband and pink silk lining.
Gift of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York, through Major Kenneth C. Miller
embroidered: on cockade: "7VC" in relief: on button: "NG" maker's label: inside top of crown: "HORSTMANN BROS. & ALLIEN / 7 BOND STREET, / NEW YORK."
This hat was worn by a member of the Veteran Corps of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.