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Confederate Enlisted Man's Kepi
National Museum of American History, Behring Center

Confederate Enlisted Man's Kepi

Catalog #: 1980.0399.1202    Accession #: 1980.0399
Credit: Division of Military History and Diplomacy, National Museum of American History

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions: 3" H x 7" W x 9" D

Physical Description

Gray wool with black leather visor.

Specific History

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.

General History

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.


Country: United States
War: Civil War
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