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NEW YORK NATIONAL GUARD UNIFORM,   1905.   C Company 7th Regiment, blue-grey wool felt with gilt brass buttons, black felt and metallic gold trim. Ch-38, inseam L-34. (Very minor moth damage). Provenance: Oswald W. Uhl, registered as marksman in 1899. Together with a Company C 7th Regiment hat.

NEW YORK NATIONAL GUARD UNIFORM, 1905. C Company 7th Regiment, blue-grey wool felt with gilt brass buttons, black felt and metallic gold trim. Ch-38, inseam L-34. (Very minor moth damage). Provenance: Oswald W. Uhl, registered as marksman in 1899. Together with a Company C 7th Regiment hat.

Chapeau, 1858-60, worn by Francis Wilkinson Pickens as Ambassador to Russia under President James Buchanan. His chapeau, made by Hayden & Whilden of Charleston, has a circular cockade with a palmetto tree and the South Carolina motto: Animis Opibusque Parati (Prepared in Mind and Resources). Charleston Museum

Chapeau, 1858-60, worn by Francis Wilkinson Pickens as Ambassador to Russia under President James Buchanan. His chapeau, made by Hayden & Whilden of Charleston, has a circular cockade with a palmetto tree and the South Carolina motto: Animis Opibusque Parati (Prepared in Mind and Resources). Charleston Museum

Wool W.A.V.E.S. (U.S. Women's Naval Reserve) uniform, by Mainbocher, American, 1942. Skirt, jacket, and white cotton blouse, worn with navy and white cap.

Wool W.A.V.E.S. (U.S. Women's Naval Reserve) uniform, by Mainbocher, American, 1942. Skirt, jacket, and white cotton blouse, worn with navy and white cap.

Civil War uniform of the Maryland Military School. These were mustered into service at the beginning of the war.

Civil War uniform of the Maryland Military School. These were mustered into service at the beginning of the war.

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. Ironically, while the hat would become part of the dress uniform of the Union, Davis and Hardee would go on to serve the Confederacy as President and Lieutenant General respectively.

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. Ironically, while the hat would become part of the dress uniform of the Union, Davis and Hardee would go on to serve the Confederacy as President and Lieutenant General respectively.

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