|Description||The cap is made of corn shucks, cotton, leather, and velvet. The cap has a circular brim and flat crown. The visor and crown exterior are covered with concentric layers of shuck loops.|
|Dimensions||H-3 Dia-12 inches|
|Owned||Jefferson Polk Bradley|
|Made||Amanda Bradley, Platte County, Missouri|
Corn shuck caps were a style of headwear made during the war for Confederate soldiers by their mothers and sweethearts. Miss Amanda Bradley made this one for her younger brother, Jefferson Polk Bradley.
"A style of cap that was made by sisters or sweethearts for the southern soldiers of Missouri. This one was made by Miss Amanda Bradley of Platte County, Missouri, for her brother, Jefferson Polk Bradley." (accession ledger)
Bradley, Jefferson Polk