This forage cap is just out from a local house call in Massachusetts. Believe the applied insignia is for the 9th Volunteer Infantry, Co. “F.” The brass has a nice old untouched patina, and honest wear, and has settled into the cloth since affixed there during the period. The blue wool cloth body is in fine condition with several small moth holes, with one larger area of damage on right side near chin strap button, repaired some time ago, also general soiling and misc. small stains. The interior lining shows wear, and has pulled away from the left side sweatband. The brown cotton lining is a bit tattered in the crown area, but largely intact. The original sweat -band is coming loose from the body in a few areas but remains intact as well. The chinstrap is held in place by the original buttons utilizing small iron rings to hold them firmly to the cap. The untrimmed visor is firmly attached to the body. A nice fine condition Civil War forage cap.