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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Clothing Accessories
Clothing and Accessories
Men's Clothing
Uniforms
American Civil War ➔ Military Cap

Identifier:
144057
Description:
This service cap, often called a shako hat, is from the Union Army of the United States Army. It was worn during the Civil War (1961-1965).  
Date:
1861 – 1865
Dimensions:
11.5" h
Current Location Status:
On Exhibit
Source:
Gift Of Old Collection
Rights:

Exhibit/Program
V is for Veterans ()
Makers/Donors
Old Collection

Union Army
The Union Army was a section of the United States Army that fought during the Civil War to preserve the Union of the collective states. It was made up of members of the United States Army and also units of volunteers and those drafted for service. Throughout the war, over 2 million men enlisted in the Union Army and roughly a quarter of them were killed, wounded, or went missing. In 1865, the Union Army won the Civil War when General Robert E. Lee surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant.
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Grand Rapids
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