A beautiful example of the headgear worn up to the outbreak of the American Civil War. The body is paste board covered in a very high quality dark blue wool and measures approx. 7” tall. The crown is black painted leather in very good condition with some minor finish loss. The interior of the crown is covered with a large maker’s label, “From / JOHN A. BAKER / Manufacturer and Dealer in / Military Goods / 63 Walker Street, / NEW-YORK”. In ink in the center of the label is “H. K. White / Co. G 71 Regt.” The original leather, scalloped edged sweat band is perfect!