CIVIL WAR CONFEDERATE CAVALRY KEPI253418 This Grey Civil War Kepi was worn by soldiers and officers of the Southern States during the course of the civil war. In addition to the typical grey color fabric that Confederate troops often wore, colors and braids were designed into the caps to indicate the officer rank and military branch of the wearer.
With a yellow band that lines the outer perimeter of the grey wool cap, this Kepi identifies a soldier of the Confederate Cavalry. The Kepi is made of medium grey wool blend and has a heavy black leather visor with bound finished edge. Its functional chin strap is secured by authentic brass CS side buttons and center adjustable brass buckle. The interior features a thick leather sweat band, and is cotton lined for comfort. This Confederate Kepi is of excellent quality and is at a very affordable price.
Available in sizes Small, Medium, Large and X-Large, the Confederate Cavalry 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 resting upon your head.
• Cap Material: Wool Blend
• Leather Sweat Band, Cloth Lined • Leather Brim and Chin Strap • Brass Buckle and CS Buttons • Yellow Cavalry Identification • Small: 6-5/8" to 6-7/8" (approx 21")
• 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.