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Model 1895 Forage Cap constructed of blue wool with low flat crown; black leather visor; black leather chin strap with brass buckle and two Marine Corps/USMC gilt brass buttons with eagle clutching an anchor; leather sweatband and cotton lining. Front insignia is missing. Tag on inside reads: "6 3/4", and handwritten in black ink "CALVIN". George W. Harm was born in Pennsylvania in 1866. His family moved to a farm in Winnebago County about 1869. George served in the United States Marine Corps from October 25, 1899 through October 25, 1904. In the 1900 US Census he is listed as a Private in the Marine Detachment on board the Battleship USS Kearsarge in Boston Harbor. In 1926 he applied for a military penssion. He lived with his sisters in Oshkosh and worked as a sash and door maker in one of the lumber mills. He was a member of the Nelson A. Miles Post No. 1, United Spanish War Veterans. He died in Oshkosh on January 24, 1946.
Cap, Forage -THE SPANISH AMERICAN WAR -Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum

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