LtCol Cutchins full dress bullion cap- soldier, author of the 29th Division history in WWI.
A collector friend of mine purchased this cap in 1989, from another collector (who had his own private military museum in Virginia), and wanted it as this officer, John Abrams Cutchins, was once a captain in the Richmond Light Infantry Blues. Cutchins was born in Richmond, Va in 1881. He served with the Blues on the Mexican Border in 1916, and went to France in WWI with the 29th Infantry Division, when the Blues became part of that division’s units. Cutchins served as the assistant chief of staff on the 29th Division, and later served on General Pershing’s staff before discharged in 1919 as a Lt. Col.
Cutchins is the author of several books, military in subject matter, one being the History of the 29th Division in WWI.
The cap is in fine condition, purchased from Jacob Reed Sons, Philadelphia circa 1930’s. Condition inside and out is excellent, with bright gilt bullion (only the slightest of age toning). Size label is partially there, with no size visible, estimating it to be around a “7.”
Super quality and condition.