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Description Model 1912 Campaign Hat: drab colored fur felt construction with 6" inch crown; 2 3/4" wide brim; four painted steel grommets in crown; drab colored silk grosgrain ribbon and bow around base of crown; officer's gold twisted cording hat cord with adjustable slide and acorn shaped finials; and leather sweatband.

Used by Dio Edgar Dunham. Dio Edgar Dunham was born in Oshkosh, WI on January 21, 1892. He was the son of James W. and Emma Norton Dunham. His father owned a variety store on Main Street, which became the Dunham-Fulton Gun Company. In 1916, Dio was teaching at the Manual Training School in Oshkosh. In 1917 he enlisted in the United States Army and was one of eight Oshkosh men accepted into the Officers Training School at Fort Sheridan, IL and graduated as a Second Lieutenant of Infantry. On December 15, 1917 he was assigned as a white officer and 1st Lieutenant in the 804th Pioneer Infantry (African Americans). In the 1919 Oshkosh City Directory he is listed as serving in the US Army. He was living in Duluth, MN in 1920 and was teaching in a public school. In 1930 he was still teaching and was living in Detroit, MI with his wife and two children. He died in Livonia, MI on July 20, 1974.
Dimensions H-6.5 W-12.25 L-13.75 inches
Year Range from 1917
Event World War I
Year range to 1919
Made Stetson, John B.
Material Wool/Cotton/Leather
Object ID 756
Object Name Hat
Place of Origin Philadelphia, PA
People Dunham, Dio Edgar
Used Dunham, Dio Edgar
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