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M1855 Forage Cap

U.S. Post Mexican War Uniform Hat

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U.S. M1855 Forage Cap for Enlisted

U.S. M1855 Forage Cap

Item Last Updated: Thursday, 24-Nov-2016 16:03:13 MST

Mexican War
    M1855 US Forage Cap: Dark Blue wool with a branch of service colored welt (piping) around the crown– Dragoon shown at left. Black cotton lining. Earlier Shako style wide brims were typically used. Our brim is 9 ounce supple leather. Also, a smaller brim was introduced– probably to save costs– see Cavalry cap in enlargement. Leather chin strap with brass slide. US Eagle buttons on the side. Shown with optional Cap Insignia.

    Please double check your head circumference before ordering.

    Historical Info: In 1855 when the Cavalry branch was organized, Dragoons were instructed to wear the crossed saber insignia with saber tips "pointed down", where as Cavalry were to wear the insignia saber tips "pointed up".

U.S. M1855 Forage Cap

, Mexican War
Standard Brim
, Mexican War
Small Brim

 Welt colors to
 to designate
 Branch of Service:

  Artillery- Red
  Cavalry- Yellow
  Dragoons- Orange
  Infantry- Light Blue

    This REPRODUCTION Clothing item is Made in the USA. This a quality reproduction item made as close as is modernly possible. Sewing is done by machine to keep costs down (except where hand sewing is required) and most do not show externally. Some items offer hand sewing on exposed stitching (such as buttonholes) for an additional cost.

    Pictures of the item on this page are pictures of the item we sold. All pictures of items we sell are Copyrighted, either by us or our supplier of the item.

    This is not a costume that is made using modern construction or components that did not exist during the time of its original usage (IE: zippers, etc.). Beware of fakes, especially ones using images stolen from this site (Copyright Infringement).

    Cap/Hat Insignia (if pictured or not) is NOT included in the base price.

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    Measurement Chart: Click Here.

    Custom made item, please allow 8 - 10 weeks for delivery. Custom Clothing and Uniforms are not returnable. Rush orders are available for an additional price. A rush order reduces the manufacturing time from 8 - 10 weeks to 4 - 5 weeks. The price on rush orders DOES NOT include faster shipping, for faster shipping use the shipping option on the "View Cart" page.

U.S. M1855 Forage Cap in Standard Grade 19 ounce Wool (QM-5504)

U.S. M1855 Forage Cap, Mexican War
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