Worn with the Army Service Uniform, our service cap for General officers is manufactured to meet or exceed all Army regulations. Beautiful, eye-catching embroidered gold bullion is used for the arcs of oak leaves on the visor and the blue-black velvet hatband. The insignia is a gold-colored Coat of Arms of the United States, which is taken from the obverse of the Great Seal of the United States.
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On June 14, 1775, the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution creating the Thirteen Colonies’ first army. The resolution specified that regiments were to be raised in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, but it was followed five days later by another order militias from Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island be sent to join the gathering Continental Army outside Boston.

To command the Army, Congress originally appointed George Washington as overall Commander, and on June 16 it authorized what could be called a “general staff,” mandating the appointment of ten generals, two Majors General and Brigadiers General. Majors General were to be paid $160 per month, while Brigadiers General were to earn $125. The next day, the first two Majors General were named: Artemus Ward was named first Major-General and designated second in command to Washington, and Charles Lee was named second Major-General behind Ward. On the 19th, it named two more Majors General: Philip Schuyler and Israel Putnam.

June 22 marked the day of appointment for the eight Brigadiers General: Nathanael Greene, William Heath, Richard Montgomery, Seth Pomeroy, Joseph Spencer, John Sullivan, John Thomas, David Wooster.

The Second Continental Congress had indeed moved quickly in establishing the high command of the fledgling Army—but seemed to acquire a case of the "slows" when it came to providing them with uniforms or insignia that would indicate their rank. Five years would elapse before George Washington would issue and order specifying uniform and rank insignia for the Major Generals and Brigadier Generals. In 1780, he order that both ranks were to wear a blue coat with Buff facings and lining and two epaulets: Major Generals wore epaulets with two stars, while Brigadier Generals’ epaulets had a lone star.

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