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Accession number 2000.58
Catalog Number 2000.58.1
Object Name Shako
Description American militia dragoon shako. Leather visor and sweatband. On each side is a stamped brass rosette with a star in in the center. These rosettes hold the original leather chin straps. Affixed to the front of the cap is an 8 pointed brass sunburst with silver 1821 pattern eagle. Believed to date after 1840 with the silver eagle on a brass sun burst indicates that it was western cavalry or dragoons of the Mexican War era.
Date 1840
Dimensions H-6 W-8.75 Cir-25 inches
Collection Militaria
Imagefile 006\2000581.JPG