31407 - Union Infantry Officer Advancing, No.2

31407 - Union Infantry Officer Advancing, No.2
SKU: 31407

Union Infantry Officer Advancing, No.2

The attire of the Iron Brigade was more along the lines of the out-dated U.S. Army dress uniform than the common infantryman’s kit. Probably its most conspicuous feature being the Model 1858 Dress, or Hardee, hat. The tall, blocked, brimmed, black felt hat was designed by career officer, William J. Hardee, the then Commandant of West Point (he was also the author of the most widely-used drill manual of the Civil War, colloquially known as Hardee’s Tactics). U.S. Army regulations specified that the hat should be adorned with a brass device and a wool hat cord denoting the branch of service: sky blue for infantry; red for artillery; and yellow for cavalry. The brim was to be pinned up on the left for infantry soldiers and on the right side for officers. A black ostrich feather completed the the headgear’s ostentatious display. The soldiers hated it. They found it too hot and heavy and preferred a slouch or forage cap instead.

1/30 scale

Matte Finish

Single figure in box

Have a question about this item? Click here to ask
© 2013-2024 The Good Soldier LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Questions? Call us at 740-702-1803

W. Britain

20 E. Water Street
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
Phone: 740-702-1803

Follow Us

Facebook facebook icon


William Britain, W. Britain or simply Britain's, no matter what we are called our name is synonymous with toy soldiers. Since 1893 W. Britain has been producing toy soldiers and military miniatures with attention to detail, quality and authenticity. Each model figure is cast out of metal and hand painted to the highest possible standards. Our ranges include traditional toy style figures in 1/32 scale (54mm / 2.125" tall) and a large selection of realistic matte finished figures in 1/30 scale (58mm / 2.3125" tall). Most major time periods are covered from the eighteenth century up to the conflicts of the twentieth century. Whatever your interest, W. Britain has figures and accessories for your collection!

Stay Connected

© 2013-2024 W.Britain Model Figures. All Rights Reserved.