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The kepi cap was the most popular hat issued by the Northern Army in the American Civil War.
The kepi was the Federal Armies issued fatigue or forage cap based on the French Kepi cap.
This replica kepi is for a Northern Officer with the rank of Captain. The rank is shown by the gold braid sewn on to the cap, this has two rows of braid which is for a Captain, a single row was for a Lieutenant. To identify the branch of service a small wire bullion badge was usually sewn to the front above the chinstrap, crossed sabres was for Cavalry, crossed cannon barrels for Artillery and a French hunting horn for the Infantry. The hunting horn was taken from the French Infantry badge which was the same hunting horn design badge. Branch of service badges are available separately.
The US Union Captain Officers blue kepi has the following features:
Price is for 1 x Union Officers Kepi in the rank of Captain.
We have for sale separately the small wire bullion branch of service cap badges for these caps see below under the related items.