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Object Name: Forage cap
Date: 1860-1880
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Medium: Wool, other textile, leather, cord, metal
Dimensions: Overall: 3 1/2 x 10 x 7 1/8 in. ( 8.9 x 25.4 x 18.1 cm )
Description: "Chasseur pattern" dark blue wool felt forage cap; black patent leather visor which is flat and somewhat rectangular; soft crown with circular, countersunk top; embroidered front insignia with "32 / GAR" between curved laurel branches; chin strap made of knotted gold cord secured at either side by a gilded metal button embossed with monogram "GAR"; brown leather sweatband and brown textile lining.
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. C. M. Furnier
Object Number: 1961.57d
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Marks: maker's mark: inside top of crown: lion and unicorn flanking shield inscribed "HON[I] SOIT . . . MAL . . . [P]ENSE," with banner inscribed "CURA E . . . INDUSTRIA" below embroidered: on front of cap: "32 / GAR" embossed: on buttons: "GAR"

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This cap was worn as part of the uniform of the Grand Army of the Republic. Other parts of the uniform, as well as a sword and scabbard, were also given by the donor.