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March 25, 2011

US Army General’s Hardee hat

Filed under: Item of the Day — Adam Harris @ 9:16 am

US Army general's Hardee hat

United States Army General’s Model 1858 black felt dress hat, also known as a “Hardee” hat, with a black ribbon hatband. Mounted on the hat is a gold bullion hat cord with acorn terminals and a sliding keeper. The hat was worn during the Civil War by General C. C. Andrews of the 3rd Minnesota Regiment.

Be sure to watch for the Civil War Daybook, coming to this site and starting April 1st!

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