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CIVIL WAR & SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR FIELD GEAR - The military gear of the Civil war and Spanish American wars represent some of the earliest examples of the military equipment employed by the US Armed forces. This page provides the visitor with a general overview of the gear.

The American Civil War (1861–1865) was a civil war in the United States of America. Eleven Southern slave states declared their secession from the United States and formed the Confederate States of America (the Confederacy). Led by Jefferson Davis, they fought against the United States (the Union), which was supported by all the free states and the five border slave states. Union states were loosely referred to as "the North".

The Spanish–American War was a military conflict between Spain and the United States that took place between April and August 1898, over the issues of the liberation of Cuba. The war began after American demands for the resolution of the Cuban fight for independence were rejected by Spain.

The information helps identify Civil war and Spanish American war military antiques and collectibles. Additional information provide the value of each for the collectibles. This paints a picture of the current market value for the military antiques of the period. This is a service provided free of charge by MilitaryItems.com , the home of the finest military collectibles and antiques for sale in the web. With over 3,000 items in the inventory covering a wide range of periods.

This section covers the headgear employed during the Civil war and the Spanish American war. The items covered include helmets and hats. The information provided is free of charge and it is sponsored by MilitaryItems.com.
The data allows the militaria enthusiast to identify the collectibles and determine their worth in today's market.

WWI US ARMY OFFICER'S HAT - Of dark blue wool construction. The mid section is made of black elastic. Complete with a leather visor and golden cord for chin strap. - Coming soon

1913 US MARINE CORPS OFFICER'S HAT - This is a very interesting Marine Corps hat. Dated 1913. Of wool construction with a straw frame. Coffee can style. Complete with older EGA. - Coming soon

1910 US ARMY ENLISTED MAN HAT - Of wool construction with a brown leather visor. The chins strap is missing from this example but it should have been made of leaher.

SPANAM US ARMY ENLISTED SUMMER HAT - As issued to troops in tropical weather. Of cardboard construction lined with white cotton. The crown has a metal vent with 4 holes.

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