Grey Folding Forage-style Cap

Date:
1835
Creator:
Charles C. Plaisted, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Gray wool folding forage-style cap with stamped brass visor, unpainted on underside, various decorative embellishment, and a black hackel plume. Cap form derives directly from the black leather forage cap adopted by the U.S. Army in 1833, which remained government issue until 1839. Cap is of three-piece construction designed to fold flat except for the visor; adaptation of the government's practical design for militia use effectively defeated an element of practicality. Edges of the poke are piped with black leather. Read more »

Description (physical):

Wool, leather, paper, linen, cotton. H: 8 1/4" (21 cm); Lpoke: 12 7/8" (32.8 cm); Wpoke: 7 1/2" (19 cm)

Location:
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, Massachusetts, 01566
Identifier:
49.22.6
Institution:
Old Sturbridge Village
credits:
Collection of Old Sturbridge Village

Black Tarbucket Military Cap Or Hat

Date:
circa 1835-1840

Black tarbucket-form military cap or hat lined with white linen and gray paper in crown. No maker's or owner's labels inside. Visor is silver-plated stamped brass, square-billed and down curved. Ornamental chinstrap is also silver-plated stamped brass as is all other furniture and cap plate. Chinstrap is secured by a 1 3/8" diameter stamped star-embellished rosette. The cap plate is a silver plated stamped brass eagle on a silver plated sunburst (eight points) plate that is patterned after the design adopted by the U.S. (Regular) dragoons in 1833.

Description (physical):

Leather, linen, paper, metal. H: 9 1/4" (23.5 cm); Diameter of crown: 5 1/2" (14 cm); Diameter of brim: 8" (20.3 cm)

Location:
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road,Massachusetts,Sturbridge,01566
Identifier:
49.22.7
Institution:
Old Sturbridge Village
credits:
Collection of Old Sturbridge Village
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Massachusetts Volunteer Militia Cap

Date:
circa 1845
Creator:
John B. Baker, Boston, Massachusetts
Description (physical):

Leather, brass, wool, cotton. H: brim to crown 7 7/8" (20 cm); Crown diameter: 9 1/2" (24.1 cm); Brim diameter: 7" (17.8 cm)

Location:
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road,Massachusetts,Sturbridge,01566
Identifier:
49.22.8
Institution:
Old Sturbridge Village
credits:
Collection of Old Sturbridge Village
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Man's Wool Coat, Altered for Military Use

Date:
circa 1825-1830
Description (physical):

Wool, brass, cotton.

Location:
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road,Massachusetts,Sturbridge,01566
Identifier:
49.20.29
Institution:
Old Sturbridge Village
credits:
Collection of Old Sturbridge Village
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Painted Militia Knapsack

Date:
circa 1820
Description (physical):

Cotton, linen, paint, gilt. Cover flap - 14 5/8" x 16" (37.1 x 40.6cm); Inside pocket - 11 1/2" x 11 5/8" (29.2 x 29.5cm)

Location:
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road,Massachusetts,Sturbridge,01566
Identifier:
49.21.9
Institution:
Old Sturbridge Village
credits:
Collection of Old Sturbridge Village
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Painted Militia Knapsack

Date:
circa 1835
Description (physical):

Cotton, paint. Flap 13 7/8" x 14 1/2" (35.2 x 36.8 cm), pouch 11 x 10 1/2" (27.9 x 26.7 cm)

Location:
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road,Massachusetts,Sturbridge,01566
Identifier:
49.21.8
Institution:
Old Sturbridge Village
credits:
Collection of Old Sturbridge Village
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Painted Militia Knapsack

Date:
circa 1830
Description (physical):

Linen, paint. Height 16 3/4" (42.5 cm), width 14 1/2" (36.8 cm), flap depth 8 1/2" (21.6 cm)

Location:
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road,Massachusetts,Sturbridge,01566
Identifier:
49.21.7
Institution:
Old Sturbridge Village
credits:
Collection of Old Sturbridge Village
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Painted Militia Knapsack

Date:
circa 1825
Description (physical):

Cotton. 13 1/2" high, 12 1/2-13" wide

Location:
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road,Massachusetts,Sturbridge,01566
Identifier:
49.21.6
Institution:
Old Sturbridge Village
credits:
Collection of Old Sturbridge Village
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Painted Militia Knapsack

Date:
1820
Description (physical):

Linen, paint. 16" x 13 3/4"

Location:
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road,Massachusetts,Sturbridge,01566
Identifier:
49.21.5
Institution:
Old Sturbridge Village
credits:
Collection of Old Sturbridge Village
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Painted Militia Knapsack

Date:
circa 1780-1840
Description (physical):

Canvas, leather, paint. Closed - 14" x 17"

Location:
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road,Massachusetts,Sturbridge,01566
Identifier:
49.21.4
Institution:
Old Sturbridge Village
credits:
Collection of Old Sturbridge Village
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