The forage cap was introduced just in time to become the signature headgear of the Civil War sold
Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Artifacts, Primary Sources
Date Posted: 12/23/2010
During the Civil War, officers wore many types of hats, more often non-regulation than regulation. This example of a regulation army hat was worn by General William T. Sherman. Although a native of Ohio, William Tecumseh Sherman remains inextricably linked with Georgia and the burning of Atlanta.