This is a Model 1872 kepi from the Indian Wars period. The blue wool is in excellent condition with no mothing. A 1 1/4" sweatband is completely intact. All stitching is strong throughout the kepi. The two general service buttons are two piece design and have no back mark. The black leather chin strap, black tarred visor and brown leather sweatband are in remarkable condition. There is a makers label in the top of the kepi. I can not make out the makers name, but the firm was located in Boston, Massachusetts. Pinned to the top of this incredible kepi is a brass Cavalry insignia with the number 7 above and letter C below the crossed sabers. The brass piece measures 2 1/4" wide and 1 1/4" high. Those of us that have spent time in the "Cav" read this as C Troop, 7th Cavalry! During the Battle of Little Bighorn C Troop was commanded by Captain Thomas Custer, brother of Lieutenant Colonel George Custer who was the regimental commander of the 7th Cavalry. This is an excellent example of the head gear worn by the 'boys in dirty shirt blue". If you have an Indian Wars collection and are missing a kepi, this one needs to fill that void!
Price Was: 995.00 $850.00 USD
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