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Original Confederate Lieutenant Artillery Kepi
- Period Correct, with Very Rare Oilcloth Rain Cover -
THIS IS A GREAT CONFEDERATE KEPI - In great period used condition
This is an all Original Confederate Lieutenant officer's Artillery Kepi, with rare oilcloth rain cover. This confederate Artillery Officers kepi is made from a very soft, red wool broadcloth and is accented by a 1/8" wide flat gold braid with a single strand quatrefoil on top. The band is reddish brown cloth and measures 1 1/8" wide at the back and I" at the front. The kepi comes with the original and very rare oilcloth rain cover.
The lining of the kepi is intergral with the body as both pieces are sewn together and share the same seam. The cotton flannel lining has a series of dark brown printed aquares. There are two brass buttons, tin backed, each 1/2 ' in diameter, each of a different pattern. A very rare surviver, especialy the oilcloth rain cover for the kepi.
A similar example is illustrated on page 170 in the Time-Life series. This Kepi is accompanied by Les Jensen (The No. #1 Authority on Civil War Cloth in the world) letter of authenticity and research.