Hospital Steward Hat Brass Brass wreath with silver U S in the center. Wreath and US are separate and attach to the hat with wire attachments. Hospital Stewards were the only enlisted men to wear this wreath. 1866 Quartermaster Photograph of a Hospital Steward. QM Museum, Fort Lee. 2 3/4" x 1 3/4"
Position on cap per 1861 Regulations â€œThe wreath in front, of brass, with the letters U.S. in Roman, of white metal.â€