Why is General Ulysses S. Grant the only one without a hat in this painting?

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  • 1 month ago

    Nor has this man!

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      1 month agoReport

      good answer; and that steed isnt wearing one either!

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    He's not, the second man (and maybe the first, I can't tell if that's a hat or his hair) from the left doesn't have a hat and neither does the 7th man from the right.

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  • 1 month ago

    It's because the painting is a depiction of the famous "Three-Mile Strip", an annual tradition indulged in by classmates of Westpoint academy. Here we see the start of the Strip, in which the officer of highest rank - Grant, in this case - starts off by removing his hat. By the end of the third mile all his clothing will have been removed. Boys will be boys, you know.

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  • 1 month ago

    He's the only one that it was important enough to identify(?) A hat would make it more difficult to see him

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Perhaps it blew off.

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