1890 Indian Scout Hat Insignia
Our insignia is made of white metal and measure approximately 2-5/8" by 1-5/8". In 1866, General Order No. 56 was published calling for the enlistment of Indians as Army scouts. Indian scouts were organized into permanent companies and attached to Regular regiments. Indian scout companies' officers were white while the enlisted personnel (including NCOs) were Indians.
Original Indian War era 'USS' U.S. Scouts Hat Insignia.