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August 26, 2011

Civil War rain hat

Filed under: Item of the Day — Lizzie Ehrenhalt @ 9:30 am

Civil War rain hat

Non-regulation tarred cloth (oilcloth) rain hat reportedly used during the Civil War by First Lieutenant Abner St. Cyr of the 4th Minnesota Regiment, Company G.  The hat has a visor and a shoulder-length cape that can be wrapped across the face to cover all but the eyes.

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