US Forage Cap Chin-Strap
2 pieces of 2-1/2 oz. glazed black leather, one 9-3/4"long and one 9-1/2"long x 5/8" wide with two 5/8" wide keepers hard sewn on each end, joined with a quality brass slide. Ends have punched button holes and clipped corners.
From the drawings by Robert H. Sickler of various contract original forage caps in private collections.
“United States Army Headgear 1855-1902” - Catalog of United States Army Uniforms in the Collections of the Smithsonian Institution, II, by Edgar M. Howell, December 1975, p. 15