US Civil War Union 159th New York Infantry Regiment Officer Kepi
Reproduction US Civil War Union Officer Kepi of the 159th New York Infantry.
The list of features are:
- aged to look 150+ years old
- 'Subdued' Officer Insignia
- 'Yellow Metal' regimental numbers suitable aged
- Infantry bugle bullion badge
- peak in leather, varnished, cracked and wrinkled
- dry and mostly intact headband
- US label & size on inside
- buckle & buttons to chinstrap suitably aged
- Genuine moth holes throughout!
Genuine kepis are extremely rare and command very high prices when they do come on the market. This is an opportunity to buy a reproduction kepi at an affordable price but with the look and feel of the genuine article. Our kepis are probably the best reproductions currently available.
The 159th NY Volunteers was mustered in for three-years service on November 1, 1862 under the command of Colonel Homer Augustus Nelson. It was mustered out of service October 23, 1865 at Augusta, Georgia.
It served in numerous engagements including: Bayou Teche Campaign, Battle of Irish Bend, Siege of Port Hudson, Red River Campaign, Battle of Mansura, Bermuda Hundred Campaign, Third Battle of Winchester, Battle of Fisher's Hill and Battle of Cedar Creek.
The unit, sadly no longer exists today and has no historical connections to the current US Infantry. This kepi would make a great talking piece for your man/woman cave, study, New York Office, Store, Barbers or similar places of work or play!