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What type of winter cap is Ulysses S Grant wearing? Thanks!

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A stocking cap, wool I would think, with a towel draped over his right ear to deflect any breeze,  

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We might also call it a "Watch Cap"

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That picture was taken while in NY....writing his memoirs...while dying of throat cancer....

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I agree with CC.   It looks like a Navy watch cap.

 

..........Widder

 

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Face looks photo shoped in.

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Looks like a tuque., a Canadian name for stocking cap

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This photo was taken several weeks before he past. He wore the scarf to cover the Cancer tumor. He is completing his Book , assisted by Mark Twain.

The Book was published in a two volume set. This photo is in the book.

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Knowing USG's penchant for likker, I'd say it's a night cap:lol:

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If you haven't read his memoirs, you should. Extremely well written, even with Mark Twain's help.  More than likely, all those cigars he smoked was the death of hm. :(

Stay well and safe, Pards!

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Also, read "Grant" by Ron Chernow. Terrific book about a real leader.

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We always called ‘em booger hats!

 

Seamus

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10 hours ago, Capt. R. Hugh Kidnme said:

Also, read "Grant" by Ron Chernow. Terrific book about a real leader.


A great book, great man.
 

Those commentators who say that America today is more divided than ever obviously are not students of the Civil War or Reconstruction.

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4 hours ago, J-BAR #18287 said:


A great book, great man.
 

Those commentators who say that America today is more divided than ever obviously are not students of the Civil War or Reconstruction.


Well, that does not exactly set a high bar.  
 

Writing his memoirs really demonstrated the character of Grant (as if his wartime service was not enough).  He was basically broke and he worked tirelessly on his memoirs while dying of cancer in an effort to make money to support his family after he was gone.  He finished the work very shortly before he died in 1885.  The memoir turned out to be a great success and, as he hoped the money it brought left his family financially secure.

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