Why is it called a forage cap?

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Agreed the whole “forage cap is a bag for foraging” thing is a myth. That’s what your haversack is for!

Personally I quite like the 1839 style wheel forage cap, and the 1825 “chako” pinwheel is one of the nicer looking pieces of US headware.

I’m looking into buying myself a forage cap myself soon, I currently have just a kepi. I really like it but could use more variety in my headwear. Could someone do a quick break down of all the different styles of forage cap (Type 1 vs Type 2... also what’s the difference between the ‘58 and ‘61 model)?
Send me your email via PM and I’ll forward a very informative study on the forage cap.
 
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