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This cadet gray, Confederate officer’s forage cap was adopted from the pre-war U.S. regulation pattern and was popular early in the War. This is the same style worn by Confederate General Stonewall Jackson. Three Confederate forage caps like this example survive. At least two of the three caps belonged to high ranking officers and were probably privately made by a haberdasher for sale to Confederate officers. Of the three, one resides in the Museum of the Confederacy, the other in a private collection. The cap in the Museum of Confederacy’s collection belonged to Brigadier General George Wythe Randolph of Virginia and is shown in Echoes of Glory. The base of General Randolph’s cap has the four bands of braid around the base which is regulation for a Confederate general. The three rows of braid encircling the base of this cap signify the rank of Colonel. Two rows of braid would indicate the rank of captain; one row would indicate either a first or second Lieutenant.
Available in three sizes.