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GENERAL'S DRESS CHAPEAU INDIAN WARS Ca 1872
Presented is a GENERAL'S beaver chapeau or full dress cocked hat
with a gold bullion tassel at the fore peak and displaying at the right center a 1 1/2" x 2 1/4" black cockade with mounted crossed rifle insignia of 5/8" x 1 5/8". On either side of the cockade
are 1 3/8" gold bullion bands forming a "V". They are repeated on the reverse so two gold bands are displayed
on each side. On the hat's crown are mounted three Ostrich feathers starting behind the bullion tassel and ending at
the hat's tail end.
1872 UNIFORM REGULATIONS, ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES STATE:
For General-in-Chief: Three black ostrich feathers.
For other General Officers, for Officers of the General Staff, and Staff Corps:
Two black ostrich feathers
3/4 Forward left side view
3/4 Forward right side view
SIZE & CONDITION: The hat measures 16" in length by
4 7/8" in height, not including the plumes and is 4" wide. It is constructed with a black silk liner and a 2" leather
sweatband which is split on the right side. The label at the center inside top has been removed and some fraying remains.
There is minor evidence of wear to the Beaver felt in a few places on the left side and along the bottom edge and
at the fore peak it is worn off. The same for the right side. The chapeau evidences wear at inner rims; one ribbon
is separated in two areas and frayed. The gold bullion is slightly tarnished, but all is intact. The ostrich feathers
are in good condition and intact.
OUR UNCONDITIONAL NO NONSENSE GUARANTEE: If not
completely satisfied with your purchase it may be returned, if without damage, within three days of receipt in its original
packaging. Return items must be insured for their full value. Only a prior email authorization by us for the return is required. Shipping
charges are included in this offer if the error is due to our fault.
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