Cap: gray #7
Cap: gray #7
Wool, other textile, leather, braid, metal
Overall: 3 x 9 1/2 x 6 1/4 in. ( 7.6 x 24.1 x 15.9 cm )
"Chasseur pattern" gray wool felt forage cap; black patent leather visor which is flat and somewhat rectangular; soft crown with circular, countersunk top with black braid applied around outer edge; vertical strips of braid applied center front, center back, and on either side of crown; black felt band around base of cap with braid on upper edge and metal numeral "7" attached to center front; chin strap buttons embossed with initials "N.G." between branches of oak and laurel (chin strap missing); black leather sweatband and black silk lining.
Bequest of Charles MacKubin Lefferts
maker's label: inside top of crown: "H. V. ALLIEN & Co. / 734 BROADWAY / NEW YORK" printed/handwritten: on cloth label stitched inside top of crown: "Co "K" / C. M. LEFFERTS / #6 / 34" in relief: on buttons: "N.G." metal numeral: pinned to front of cap: "7"
This cap was worn by the donor, who enlisted as a private in Co. K, 7th Regiment, National Guard New York, in November 1893, and was Honorably Discharged six years later, on November 3, 1899.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.