Civil war hat!
|Stetson, John B.|
|rope 25 felt 201 black 554|
|sabres gold crossed|
|H: 5.5 in, L: 13.75 in, width: 12.5 in, brim: 2.75 in, crown: 5.5 in|
|Dr. Robert L. Anderson Collection|
|Inside crown is stamped in light blue: CAMPAIGN/HAT/MANUFACTURED/BY/JOHN [illegible]/[illegible]/[illegible].|
|Black felt campaign hat, folded over brim edge with double row of machine stitching. Black grosgrain ribbon hatband machine stitched in place over which is a double yellow braided cord hatband with acorn ends. Circular brass air vents in each side of crown. Affixed center front is a gold plated metal insignia of crossed sabres with : 7A. Brown leather sweatband. Circa 1885.|