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.

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.61151MCatalog Number: 61151MAccession Number: 223708Collector/Donor Number: SK905

Object Name: helmet

Measurements: 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

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-add3-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1405466

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