CIVIL WAR CONFEDERATE CAVALRY OFFICER'S KEPI10-17A This Civil War Confederate Officer's Kepi was worn by Confederate officers during the course of the civil war. In addition to the typical grey color that Confederate troops often wore, colors and braid were designed to indicate the officer rank of the wearer.
With 4 sets of 3-band yellow-gold braid that line the outer perimeter of the cap, and a large golden yellow 3-band soutache braid quatrefoil on the top, this Kepi identifies a CS Major, Lt. Colonel of the Cavalry. The kepi is made of medium grey wool and has a heavy black leather visor with bound finished edge. Its functional chin strap is secured by authentic brass CSA side buttons and center adjustable brass buckle. The interior features a thick leather sweat band, and is cotton and silk lined for comfort. This Confederate Officer's Kepi is of excellent quality and is at a very affordable price.
Available in Sizes Medium, Large and X-Large, the Confederate CS Cavalry Officer's 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 • 3-band golden yellow braid • 3-band soutache braid quatrefoil • Brass Buckle and CS side buttons • Medium: 7-1/8" to 7-1/4" (approx 22") • Large: 7-3/8" to 7-1/2" (approx 22") • X large: 7-5/8" to 7-3/4" (approx 22")
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.