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1895 Forage Cap


The Army wanted to get away from the unpopular 1872 forage cap, a new undress cap was needed. The 1895 forage cap came in to service January of 1896 for the enlisted personnel, The 1895 forage cap marked a change in American headgear, departing from the French influence to somewhat British influence. Made of dark blue wool, enameled leather visor and bound with patent leather, 4 black metal ventilation eyelets. Officers version also available with mohair band, see drop down below.
Officers version shown.

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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 21 March, 2012.

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