Wool, leather, metal
Overall: 3 1/4 x 9 3/4 x 7 in. ( 8.3 x 24.8 x 17.8 cm )
"Chasseur pattern" dark blue wool felt forage cap; black patent leather visor which is flat and somewhat rectangular; soft crown with circular, countersunk top with 1 1/2" square of red felt attached to center; "140" between curved branches of laurel(?) embroidered in heavy gold metallic thread on front; black patent leather chin strap secured at either side by a gilded metal button embossed with monogram "GAR"; leather sweatband and black textile lining.
Gift of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York, through Major Kenneth Miller
embroidered: on front of cap: "140"
embossed: on buttons: "GAR"
maker's label: inside top of crown: "SHANNON . . . / 46 [ML] . . ."
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