Personalized Hatband


The hatband on the cap worn by William G. Armstrong is marked with his name and regiment. A private in Company F of the 6th Iowa Cavalry, he is pictured here with his cavalry saber and revolver after his November 1862 enlistment. Armstrong was killed in action less than a year later in the Battle of Whitestone Hill, the final engagement in 1863 operations against the Sioux and other Indian nations in Dakota Territory.

Carte de visite by an anonymous photographer. 

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