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April 30, 2012

US Army officer’s Model 1858 uniform hat – April 30, 1862

Filed under: Civil War Daybook — Lori Williamson @ 9:00 am

This “Hardee” hat, a United States Army Model 1858 dress hat, belonged to Gold Tompkins Curtis of the 5th Minnesota Regiment, Company K. Curtis was mustered in as Captain of his company on April 30, 1862 and held that post until his death from dysentery in St. Louis, Missouri on July 24, 1862. The black felt hat has a silk hatband and a plume of two black ostrich feathers with a brass button.

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Citation: US Army officer’s Model 1858 uniform hat. 6844.2. Minnesota Historical Society.

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