CIVIL WAR EMBROIDERED HAT INSIGNIA HS-7824 HS-7826
(a) Insignia - CSA Officer Hat South Carolina. This officer hat device features sequenced gold embroidery on a black velvet field and is made with excellent quality craftsmanship. Following its declaration of secession from the Union, the newly independent state of South Carolina adopted the Palmetto as part of its new flag in reference to Moultrie's defense of Sullivan's Island during the American Revolutionary War; the fortress he'd constructed had survived largely because the palmettos, laid over sand walls, were able to withstand British cannons.
(b) Insignia - Officer Hat Jeff Davis Hardee Eagle - This large officer hat device features gold embroidery on a black velvet field as well as Silver Stars embroidery upon a light blue field. Made with excellent quality craftsmanship, the hat device is approximately 2 1/4" wide and 3" high.
It is often attached to the side of an both Union and Confederate Officers Hardee Hat. The Hardee hat, also known as the Model 1858 Dress Hat and sometimes nicknamed the "Jeff Davis", was the regulation dress hat for enlisted men in the Union Army during the American Civil War. The Hardee hat was also worn by Confederate soldiers.
These officer hat devices feature gold bullion thread embroidery on a black velvet field and are made with excellent quality. Designs also include sequins intertwined w/ the bullion and color variations. Appropriate for our US Union Army Officer caps, these insignia must be hand sewn to the cap. Note: Some reenactors choose the option of using velcro to adhere the insignia to their hats. Thus one can quickly and easily change ranks and insignia and not ruin the hat.