Wool, other textile, leather, metal
Overall: 7 3/4 x 9 1/2 x 8 in. ( 19.7 x 24.1 x 20.3 cm )
maker's label: inside top of crown: "McCORMICK & BRO. / 149 W. BALTIMORE ST / BALTIMORE"
Dress hat with soft dark blue wool felt crown which is cylindrical, with slight forward angle, pointed lower edge in back, and flat and rigid circular top; black patent leather visor and chinstrap; black textile lining and black leather sweatband; one gilded brass button embossed with shield-breasted eagle found pinned to sweatband.
This hat belonged to First Lieutenant Abram P. Haring, who served in Company G of the 132nd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment during the American Civil War. The 132nd was also known as the "Second Regiment", or "Spinola's Empire Brigade". Soldiers from Company G were recruited principally from Suspension Bridge, Buffalo, New York City, and Brooklyn.
Gift of Miss Bess Haring, through Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, New Jersey
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.