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M1875 USMC enlisted EGA regulations

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According to Orgel's appendix; the first enlisted undress cap appeared with the issuing of the 1875 uniform regulations. It was worn from 1876-1892. Most of these early patterns, lasting through 1920 carried a consistence feature that would not appear again. The “rhumb line”, was dropped in 1920 not to appear again. These emblems of the late 1800's period revealed a general pattern of development based on their first 1875 pattern.

 

The emblem depicted here was also used as the enlisted fatigue cap ornament and in used from 1876-1881. As described in Driscoll's TM "the same design and dimensions as that prescribed for Officers, but stuck from one piece brass and fastened to the front of cap by two brasswire loops soldered on the inner side of the emblem"

 

Shown here is a Bannerman, or Stokes Kirk period reproduction for wear on the undress cap.

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The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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