CIVIL WAR UNION ENLISTED KEPI10-22 This Civil War Union Kepi was worn by enlisted men and officers of the Northern States during the course of the civil war. Fashioned in the typical blue color fabric that Union troops often wore, the Kepi was a European design similar to the taller standard issue Forage Cap.
This Kepi is made of dark blue wool and has a heavy black leather visor with bound finished edge. Its functional chin strap is secured by authentic brass US side buttons and center adjustable brass buckle. The interior features a thick leather sweat band, and is cotton and silk lined for comfort. This Union Kepi is of excellent quality and is at a very affordable price.
Available in Sizes Medium, Large and X-Large, the Union Enlisted Kepi 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 Kepi looks great in display at your home or office, yet is even more impressive while simply resting upon your head.
• 100% wool
• Leather Head Band, Silk Lined • Brass Buckle and US side buttons • 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 color, braid, buttons, and other insignia for identification of branch and rank. Buff (Cream color) for General Staff & Engineers, Red for Artillery Yellow for Cavalry, French Blue for Infantry, and Black for Medical.