Grenadier Officer's Mitre Cap

British North American Colonies or England Maker
1763-1768 Date:
Wool, silk, linen Materials
11 H x 9 1/2 W Dimensions

Embroidered on front: DIEU et Mon Droit / Albany

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According to family tradition, the mitre cap was worn by a grenadier in the Regiment of the Duke of Albany during the French and Indian War. The grenadier was befriended by Col. Mark Hopkins (born 1739) of Stockbridge, MA, and gave Col. Hopkins the cap in appreciation for helping him after being wounded. Provenance
Gift of Mrs. Victor Morawetz Credit
1944.96 Accession number
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