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Object Name Helmet
Other Name Hat/Cap
Object Number 1879.1.19
Collection Stafford
Description black leather; 4 inch wide band of medium brown leather (possibly horse hide) stretches over the crown of the hat from front to back; fabric band goes around circumference of hat at base; large bill in front of hat; sticker on underside of bill reads "R 151"
Date 1777
Dimensions H-8.268 W-11.024 inches
Material leather; fabric;
Event Revolutionary War
Provenance Jockey-style, dragoon helmet worn by Peter Day, of Captain Nixon's Troop of Light Horse, Middlesex County, New Jersey, killed at Stony Brook, N.J. on January 3rd, 1777.
People Day, Peter
Stafford, Sarah
Search Terms Nixon's Troop of Light Horse
dragoon helmet
black leather
Peter Day
Stony Brook, NJ
Middlesex County
Revolutionary War
military equipment