Civil War Chasseur Pattern Leather Shako - Inventory Number: UNI 069 / Sold
Awarded to the 83rd and 62nd and 18th Massachusetts regiments for "proficiency in drill" by General McClellan of the Army of the Potomac in 1861. Ordered by the War Department from Paris as part of 10,000 complete chasseur uniforms. These were issued to five Northern regiments including the 83rd and 62nd PA and 18th Mass. Interior has a 2 ½" sweatband and complete leather straps. Front features a brass front plate with stamped American eagle, shield and infantry horn.
Inventory Number: UNI 069 / Sold