You can’t get a better forage cap today than one of those being made by Conor Timoney.  They are simply the closest reproductions of the originals in every way, bar none.  And the price can’t be beat too.  These caps are copied from an original early/mid war L. J. and I. Phillips example with a curved visor.  The original is identified to a cavalryman and as such bears branch of service insignia as well as a modification in the form of stitched through the crown welt pinning it closer to the brow.  These reproduction do not include the brass.

L. J. & I. P. Cap, curved visor - 1st Minnesota