McDowell Style Confederate Forage Cap - Jean Wool with Black Band - Size XXL+ Без бренда
McDowell Style Confederate Forage Cap - Jean Wool with Black Band
Size: XXL+ (Extra, Extra Large) - Men's Hat Size: 7-7/8 to 8+
Note: These hats are quite large XXL+ size and are offered at a discount. They may be suitable for adjustment or modification to smaller size.
The Pattern 1861 US Army Cap, otherwise known as the "McDowell Cap" or "Forage Cap" was a popular style borrowed from the French and Austrians. It featured the same high, fold-over crown common to all forage caps of the period, but was outfitted with a narrow crescent shaped brim. The name "McDowell Cap" originated with US General Irwin McDowell who helped popularize the style.
When the Civil War began, Confederate forces naturally copied US military styles and the McDowell Style Forage Cap was no exception. Many thousands were produced in a variety of color combinations to outfit Southern soldiers. General TJ "Stonewall" Jackson was known to be partial to this style of headgear. He wore a blue one early in his Confederate career, and later a custom piece that was presented to him by his wife as a gift.
Veteran Arms LLC's McDowell Style Confederate Forage Cap is made of quality jean wool cloth with a black band. There is a leather chin strap with brass buckle. The inside of the cap is lined in cotton and has a leather sweatband.