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Title: Straw Hats Southwest
Post by: Sgt Maj ODonnell on July 13, 2006, 11:36:12 pm
I have seen references about the use of Straw or Palm Style Hats by the US Army in the southwest. Could someone recommend a good vender?
Title: Re: Straw Hats Southwest
Post by: Major 2 on July 14, 2006, 06:37:04 am
 

Plantation Hat, used in the South West during the 1870's -80's , made of Palm.
Or a skipper, made of straw is seen in some old photos of mid 1880's and 90's IW Officers.

sent you an Email for sources  :)
Title: Re: Straw Hats Southwest
Post by: Major Matt Lewis on July 14, 2006, 07:47:08 am
Also in reading "With the First Maine" a captain reaccounts his capture and escape while wearing a palm hat, so there is documentation on them being used by Federal troops in Virginia in the Civil War too.
Title: Re: Straw Hats Southwest
Post by: Sgt Maj ODonnell on July 14, 2006, 04:52:30 pm
Thank you for the information.

I'll be looking into one of these.
Title: Re: Straw Hats Southwest
Post by: Delmonico on July 15, 2006, 09:07:01 am
In June of 1876 many of the 7th Cavalry bought straw hats at the Yellowstone Depot from a sutler.

Most likely of the Plantation Style, here is Sunbodys palm leaf version.

Title: Re: Straw Hats Southwest
Post by: US Scout on July 16, 2006, 06:57:45 pm
Many Civil War vendors carry an appropriate styel straw hat.  I can recommend Regimental Quartermaster and Fall Creek Sutlery. 

US Scout
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