Original Civil War M1858 Enlisted Man’s Forage Cap
Original Civil War M1858 Enlisted Man’s Forage Cap – This Union enlisted man’s forage cap is a fine example of the typical Model 1858 cap. It retains a nice, deep blue, indigo dyed color, and the cloth body of the cap is in excellent condition. The interior of the cap retains its original, full, polished brown cotton lining, as well as its original, full sweatband. The original chinstrap is in place, fixed to the cap by two, General Service eagle buttons. Finally, the brim remains firmly sewn to the cap proper and is in very good condition. This is a great example of a Union soldier’s forage cap.