Infantry Private Frock Coat and Hardee Hat
Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Primary Source, Artifacts
Date Posted: 12/17/2010
In 1855 Secretary of War Jefferson Davis was instrumental in the creation of two regiments of cavalry. It was recommended that the cavalry have a distinctive hat; it is sometimes called the Jeff Davis hat. It also was referred to as the Hardee hat, after William Joseph Hardee, an officer of the 2nd Cavalry...
Historical Thinking Standards (Grades 5-12)
United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)