George McClellan's forage cap

Description
Worn by General George McClellan, this well-tailored kepi, also known as a chasseur cap, was a taller type than most Civil War kepis and popular with soldiers of all ranks, who sometimes placed a wet sponge or handkerchief under the crown to keep cool.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
cap
associated person
McClellan, George B.
Physical Description
wool (cap material)
blue (cap color)
leather (visor material)
black (visor color)
Measurements
overall (boxed): 37 1/2 in x 15 in x 9 1/2 in; 95.25 cm x 38.1 cm x 24.13 cm
ID Number
AF*56531
catalog number
56531
accession number
200641
subject
Civil War
Military
Army
Headgear
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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