Item: Federal "Jeff Davis" Hat Insignia
Construction: Stamped thin sheet brass.
Condition: Very good, excavated, attachment loops missing. The brass has aged into a dusty deep green patina. There are two small holes just above the banner held in the eagle's beak which were likely used to secure the device to the hat once the upper loop broke away. There are no cracks, breaks, bends, or repairs.
Approximate size: 1-7/8 x 2-1/2 inch.
Recovered: Shiloh, TN area.
Reference: Similar examples of this hat insignia can be found in the following relic reference books:
Comments: Scans of the above noted reference book pages are included in the additional images. This Federal "Jeff Davis" hat insignia will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War insignia or general relic collection.
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