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“Ugly as the Devil”

Northern ingenuity created a singular style of headgear for the volunteer soldiery of the Union during the first few months of the Civil War. In order to provide protection from the elements, hatters in several states developed what generally became known as the “Havelock hat” or “Improved Military Cap.” A field guide to this distinctive cap is featured in the Winter 2015 issue of Military Images.

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