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

Confederate Officer's Kepi

Catalog #: 1980.0399.1166    Accession #: 1980.0399
Credit: Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions: 3.5" H x 7" W x 9" D

Physical Description

Gray wool with leather brim. Gold lace trim.

Specific History

This is the type of kepi worn by a Confederate Officer.

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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