G.A.R. Cap

Description
This Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) cap was worn by John Doran-Donahue during organization meetings. The GAR and its counterpart, the United Confederate Veterans, were organizations in which veterans and their families joined to remember the dead and salute the living. These groups were an important facet of veteran life that supplanted wartime camaraderie.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
cap
user
Doran-Donahue, John
manufacturer
Ridabock and Company
associated user
Grand Army of the Republic
maker
Ridabock and Company
Physical Description
fiber, wool (overall material)
skin, leather, patent (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 24 cm; 9 7/16 in
overall: 9 1/4 in x 7 1/2 in x 4 in; 23.495 cm x 19.05 cm x 10.16 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
1979.1267.001
accession number
1979.1267
catalog number
1979.1267.001
subject
Fraternal Associations
Civil War
Military
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, General
Civil War
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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