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Object Name: Parade cap
Date: 1870-1892
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Medium: Wool, other textile, leather, cord, metal
Dimensions: Overall: 3 x 10 1/2 x 7 in. ( 7.6 x 26.7 x 17.8 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: "Chasseur pattern" dark blue wool felt cap; black patent leather visor which is flat and somewhat rectangular; soft crown with circular, countersunk top; embroidered front insignia with number "3" framed by branches of laurel; chin strap made of knotted gold cord secured at either side by a gilded metal button embossed with monogram "GAR"; black textile lining.
Credit Line: Gift of Walter F. Davis
Object Number: 1948.428d
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Marks: embroidered: on front of cap: "3" embossed: on buttons: "GAR" printed in silver: inside top of crown: "SHANNON MILLER & CRANE / 46 MAIDEN-LANE / New York"

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According to the accession records, this cap belonged to the donor's father, David P. Davis, who served from 1861 to 1863 as a private in the 5th New York Volunteer Infantry, commonly called "Duryee's Zouaves" or the "Red-Legged Devils." He must have acquired the cap sometime after the Civil War, however, as the maker is not listed at the address indicated on the label until 1870.