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US Secretary of War's uniform hat
Description United States Secretary of War's uniform hat. It was worn by Alexander Ramsey, Secretary of War under President Rutherford B. Hayes and former Governor of Minnesota. The black brushed felt hat has a gold and silver Federal eagle design on the left side, black ostrich feathers draped over the crown, a gold bullion acorn and tassel at each end, and a gold bullion chin strap lined with cotton and suspended from General Service buttons. The hat also has one remaining white sideburn attached with cloth tape to the left side. Another sideburn is located inside hatbox 1299.F.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 8 inches diameter crown, interior
5 inches height
18 1/2 inches length tip to tip
Nomenclature Hat
Military uniform
Creation Issued by: United States Army
Subjects Used by: Ramsey, Alexander
Minnesota, United States
Politics and government
Military. 1866-1897 (post Civil War). Clothing. Footwear & Headgear
Dates Use: Not earlier than 1879 - Not later than 1881
Ramsey served as Secretary of War
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 1299.B