William T. Sherman's General of the Army forage cap

Forage cap worn by William Tecumseh Sherman when General of the Army, 1869-1883. The cap is a custom-made modification of a Model 1872 US Army officer's forage cap, with leather brim, velvet band, and dark blue wool upper. The cap is ornamented with an embroidered US insignia inside a wreath and a gold thread knot on top to signify the rank of General of the Army.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1870s
Sherman, William Tecumseh
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
velvet (overall material)
leather (overall material)
overall (boxed): 11 1/4 in x 11 1/2 in x 11 1/2 in; 28.575 cm x 29.21 cm x 29.21 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
William Tecumseh Sherman
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
William Tecumseh Sherman
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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