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Prussian Infantry Field Cap

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Prussian infantry other ranks' field cap. Cap band has darkened through wear and weathering, the crown piping is still almost bright red. White cotton lining with issue stamp of 3. Thüringisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr.71 - II. Bataillon, 8. Kompagnie, 1901. Stitched in cotton label with wearer's details:
Musketier Witzmann, 3. Thür. Inf. Regt. 71, 8. Kompagnie. Further handwritten name: Pötsch
Both cockades have been resewn at some stage, the Reichskokarde has been repainted.
The I. Bataillon was stationed in Sondershausen and wore the cockade of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen, white/blue.   II. and III. Bataillon were stationed in Erfurt, IV. Armee-Korps.   The regiment was raised in 1860.

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Kammerstempel, regimental details from 1901 and name label of wearer.

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