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U.S. Army Dragoon Helmet from the War of 1812
Original Author: Unknown
Created: ca. 1812
Medium: Military helmet

U.S. Army Dragoon Helmet from the War of 1812

This is the original U.S. Army dragoon helmet worn by Henry Law of Lancaster County, a cavalryman who served during the War of 1812. The helmet is made of black enameled leather with a pewter insignia plate, a plume of horsehair, and a leather chinstrap.