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Hello! Do you like my hat?

Discussion in 'Period Civil War Photos & Examinations' started by Private Watkins, Oct 29, 2016.

  1. GELongstreet

    GELongstreet 1st Lieutenant Trivia Game Winner

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    Definitely looks like it.
     

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  3. SquirrelHudson

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    How would one wear an iron hat?
     
  4. GELongstreet

    GELongstreet 1st Lieutenant Trivia Game Winner

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    I read that those usually were covered with felt or other materials. Still looks pretty uncomfortable with the wide heavy brim and massive center.
     
  5. brass napoleon

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    On somebody else's head. :giggle:
     
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  6. Patrick H

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    Truth be told, I don't like most of these hats at all.
     
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    Truth to be told, I see why my Puritan and Cavalier ancestors left England. :smile:
     
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  8. GELongstreet

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    From wikipia I have that pic of Col. John Garland. Said to be taken in 1860 0r 61 when he was Colonel and Bvt. Brigadier. But is the eagle on the bicorn a Colonel's rank insignia, which would mean that his paired buttons would be non-regulation for that rank, or is it a symbol of other meaning which I think is more probable ... and why is it slanted?
     
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    General William Mahone
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    NA #529228
     

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