|Object ID #||1977.102.001|
|Object Name||Cap, Forage|
|Title||31st Grey Battalion Forage Cap|
|Lexicon category||3: Personal Artifacts|
|Year Range from||1866|
|Year Range to||1878|
|Artist||J. Martin Sons & Company|
|Made||J. Martin Sons & Co., Montreal|
|Place of Origin||Montreal, Quebec|
31st Grey Battalion infantry officer's forage cap. The interior has a bright pinkish purple lining in it, with the maker's mark in gold-coloured printing. The top has a fancy, looping braid-style decor item on it with a pom-pom in the centre. The crown is surrounded by a dark band with a subtle maple leaf patten on it. The small black visor brim has a thick brownish gold border (bullion thread?). Front and centre on the cap is a tarnished gold-coloured "31" (this is the regimental number for a militia unit). It is a dark blue / blackish cap.
|Makers mark||J. Martin Sons & Co Montreal|
Manufactured by J. Martin Sons & Co. of Montreal (a military outfitters business). It is likely from the 1860s (the 31st Grey Battalion of Infantry was organized in 1866).
We do not know which militia member once wore it.
|Collection||Military, 19th-c Collection|
|Found||Grey County, Ontario|
31st Grey Battalion of Infantry
|Function||A miltiia uniform item, worn as headwear by a male militia officer who belonged to the 31st Grey Battalion of Infantry. This unit was created in 1866.|