US McDowell Pattern Forage Cap Belonging to Lieutenant Eustace Bigelow,
Co. F, 1st Maine Cavalry

With Maine state buttons. Initials "EB" carved on the underside of the bill. The sweatband is marked, "Lt. Eustace/Bigelow-1st Maine Cav/& Gen Gregg ~ Staff" on the inside.

Eustace C. Bigelow enlisted as Quartermaster Sergeant on the staff of the 1st Maine Cavalry on October 31, 1861 until being promoted to Commissary Sergeant and eventually 2nd. Lieutenant of Co. F. Bigelow served until December 30, 1863 when he was discharged for disability.

SOLD FOR $5462.50 by Amoskeag Auction Company