1835 Militia Dragoon Helmet

Dragoon helmet, First Troop, Philadelphia City Cavalry, 1835 (missing horsehair crest).
When the conflict began it was apparent that in order to even fight a short war both sides needed more men. A call for volunteers was issued by the Confederacy and the Union. Many men who answered those calls wore their militia uniforms; others received uniforms of various patterns from local depots or tailors, resulting in considerable variation in dress even among companies within the same regiment.
Currently not on view
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overall (boxed): 12 1/4 in x 13 3/4 in x 13 3/4 in; 31.115 cm x 34.925 cm x 34.925 cm
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Civil War
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National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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