Forage cap cover
- This waterproofed cap cover, belonging to Colonel Robert Harper, protected the forage cap during periods of precipitation.
- Yet stories in the museum files question whether Harper used it or instead gave the cover to a soldier. Anecdotes from his regiment say that "Colonel Harper was greatly beloved by his entire regiment" and that he was devoted to the well-being of his men. For instance, "[at] another time when passing a wounded soldier he stopped and gave him his own overcoat, and continued on the way through the rain and snow without one." Another story tells us that, "[o]nce when ill himself [Colonel Harper] dismounted and placed a private soldier on his horse, when the man had sunk by the road from exhaustion."
- Currently not on view
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
- overall (boxed): 11 1/4 in x 11 1/2 in x 11 1/2 in; 28.575 cm x 29.21 cm x 29.21 cm
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