Burnside hat

Description
Also known as a "Burnside Pattern" hat, this softer version of the Hardee hat was much like a slouch hat in appearance and comfort. It was worn by Lieutenant Nathan Levy of the 10th Michigan Infantry Regiment.
Originally born in Poland in 1839, Levy immigrated to the United States in 1852. Before the war he worked in the clothing business and eventually owned a store in Grand Rapids, Michigan. On October 1, 1862 at age 24, Levy received a commission for 2nd Lieutenant of Company H, which was known as the "McClellan Guards." He was then promoted on July 15, 1863 to 1st Lieutenant, Company I. Levy resigned and was honorably discharged on January 12, 1864.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
hat
associated date
1861-1865
Measurements
overall: 11 in x 15 in x 4 in; 27.94 cm x 38.1 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
AF*44416M
catalog number
44416M
accession number
172699
subject
Military
Civil War
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Civil War
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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