UNION CAVALRY OFFICER'S SLOUCH HAT10-08 Louis Kossuth was an immigrant from Hungary and in 1852 he introduced the “Slouch Hat” style to America. Over the next decade the term came to signify almost all soft creased hats with medium or wider brims. Even a medium brim was an improvement over the European styled Kepis and Forage caps of the day. The slouch hat is historically correct dress for both US and CS officers and enlisted men.
Our high quality reproduction Civil War Union Cavalry Officer's Slouch Hat, is of high crown style in Union Blue. Its features include 85% wool, 10% fur construction, satin lining, a 6" crown and 3" brim. The brim has a slight curl with crease in the center and sides of the top. Comes complete with deluxe gold Cavalry cord. Available in Sizes Medium, Large and X-Large
The Union US Cavalry Officer's Slouch Hat is the perfect accessory to top off your authentic Civil War outfit. Ideal for re-enactments, weddings, LARPing, costumes for film and theatre, this reproduction hat simply looks great on display in your home or office; yet is especially stunning resting upon your head.
• 85% wool, 10% fur
• Lining: Satin • High Crown Style • Medium: 7-1/8" to 7-1/4" (approx 22") • Large: 7-3/8" to 7-1/2" (approx 23") • X large: 7-5/8" to 7-3/4" (approx 24")
The uniforms of the Civil War helped distinguish between the Union soldiers of the North, and the Confederate soldiers from the south. But early in the war, uniforms were provided by states, towns and wealthy individuals. This resulted in a confusing variety of styles and colors on both sides. As the war went on, a standard uniform design emerged. Over time, blue became the official color for the North and gray for the Confederate uniforms. Uniforms used various colored braids, buttons, cords, and other insignia for identification of rank and branch.