Contributed by Maine Historical Society
The bugle on the front of the wool forage cap is a symbol of the infantry.
In the center is "32" for the 32nd Maine Infantry.
John Marshall Brown of Portland, who wore the cap, enlisted as adjutant of the 20th Maine, but was later promoted to lieutenant colonel of the 32nd Maine.
Brown, son of sugar magnate John Bundy Brown, became a noted businessman and civil leader in Portland after the war.
About This Item
- Title: John M. Brown infantry cap, ca. 1864
- Creator: Charles Atwood Jr., New York
- Creation Date: circa 1864
- Subject Date: circa 1864
- Media: Wool, leather, bullion
- Dimensions: 13 cm x 17 cm x 23 cm
- Local Code: 2005.278.003
- Object Type: Physical Object
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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LC Subject Headings
- United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 32nd (1864)
- Military uniforms--American
- United States--Civil War, 1861-1865
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