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Object Name Cap, Forage
Catalog Number 0985.13.00362
Date 1861
Description Forage cap of black wool; crown and band around lower portion of faded blue-green cloth with red piping; leather visor and strap with Virginia state buttons on either side of the cap; stamped brass letters on crown top: "13th Va / co / H". Crown is lined with a black and white check paper.
Dimensions H-8 W-7 inches
Owned Kennedy Palmer
Owner Regiment 13th Virginia Infantry, Co. H, "Boomerangs"
Made Miss Annie Kennedy
Event Battle of First Manassas / First Bull Run
Provenance Forage cap made by Miss Annie Kennedy (b. ca. 1837) of Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, Virginia and worn by her nephew, Pvt. Kennedy Palmer, at the battle of First Manassas. It was part of the uniform of Company H (Boomerangs), 13th Virginia Infantry of Winchester, Virginia at the beginning of the Civil War. Palmer survived the war.
People Palmer, Kennedy
Kennedy, Annie
Search Terms Battle of First Manassas / First Bull Run
Subjects Headgear
Hats
uniforms