1812 Militia eagle cockade
SKU: GS2000

Early Federal Militia Cockade with Infantry Eagle

The early United States maintained a very small regular army, believing that the state militias could be counted on for defense when needed.  Part of the decoration used on military hats and caps of the period included black leather cockades that usually had a small button or eagle added for identification of the organization the wearer belonged to.

Our reproduction is copied from a surviving example of one worn by a member of the Ohio militia serving at Detroit during the War of 1812. This common style was worn by many militia organizations from 1810 to 1820.

This cockade comes with a with the pewter eagle in the style used by the U.S. Army from 1810 to 1818 and based on an example found at Fort Meigs, near present day Perrysburg, Ohio.

Each cockade comes packaged in an attractive box and can be used as a display item, or attached to a reproduction hat of the period.

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