False Embroidered Infantry Hat Insignia Brass simulating embroidered cloth. This was a non-regulation insignia sold by period
sutlers, catalogs, and military dealers, most commonly used by officers as embroidered badges were expensive and did not hold up well in the field. Although
intended for officers, photographs will on occasional show enlisted men also wearing them. The enlisted use of these metallic horn appears to be very
common in images of troops from New England states, particularly New
Hampshire. Available in Large, approximately 3" wide x 1-7/8" high (slouch hat) and Small, approximately 2" wide x 1-1/8" high (kepi) sizes. Made from stamped brass with soldered brass wire hooks for attaching to hats or other items. Original Officer's False Embroidered Infantry Horn. 1861 - Unidentified Private of the 52nd Illinois Infantry Regiment wearing Officer's False Embroidered Infantry Horn.