Dimensions / Weight
Dimensions: 3" H x 7" W x 9" D
Gray wool with black leather visor.
The chin strap buttons on this kepi have a star embossed on them, signifying that the kepi was worn by a soldier from a Texas unit.
The kepi is similar to the forage cap. It was copied from the French officer's hat. The crown could be colored, usually for the branch of service of the wearer. The kepi was shorter than the forage cap, and was not very popular because it did not protect from the rain or sun.