1861-1865 or later
Felt, other textile, leather
Overall: 4 3/4 x 14 x 13 in. ( 12.1 x 35.6 x 33 cm )
embroidered: on front of hat: "US" stamped in gold: on hat band: "Registered / Extra Quality / RETSEL / TRADE MARK / NEW YORK."
Dark olive green felt hat with roughly cylindrical crown with depression around edges of top, and wide brim with edges bound with black cloth tape; front insignia with "US" between branches of laurel embroidered on black cloth ground; gold hat cord with slide and acorn tips; brown leather sweatband.
According to the accession records, this hat was worn during the Civil War by John Frederick Pierson. Pierson was a captain in the 1st New York Infantry at the beginning of the war; by the time he was mustered out, on May 25, 1865, he had attained the rank of brigadier-general.
Gift of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York, through Major Kenneth Miller
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.