[APG Public List] Help identifying type of hat

Alvie L Davidson floridasearch at verizon.net
Wed Aug 25 03:55:21 MDT 2010

Most of the hats were known as "tricorn" hats.  Look at Wikipedia.  This is
a common hat worn today with men in the SAR who are replicating colonial
soldiers uniforms.

Alvie L. Davidson CG
Lakeland, FL 

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[mailto:apgpubliclist-bounces+floridasearch=verizon.net at apgen.org] On Behalf
Of Judy
Sent: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 5:48 AM
Subject: Re: [APG Public List] Help identifying type of hat

Judy wrote >I'm researching a Revolutionary War soldier . . . who, according
to a witness to his 1781 wedding, wore a particular type of hat "such as
soldiers wore" at the time. I can't  for the life of me figure out the word
that's used in the document to indicate the type of hat. Looking at other
words written by the J.P.  who wrote the document, it sure looks like
Mcarnona or Mcarnova (the soldier's name was McCune and the Mc looks the

I read it as "Mcarona."  Think of the song, "Yankee Doodle," and do a web
search for "macaroni hat."

Good chuckling,
another Judy


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