US Civil War Union 188th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment Kepi
Reproduction US Civil War Union Officer Kepi of the 188th Pennsylvania Volunteers. This kepi was based on a well known original.
The list of features are:
- aged to look 150+ years old
- corps badges in felt
- 'Yellow Metal' regimental numbers suitable aged
- 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 in small quantities!
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.
Organized at Fortress Monroe, Va., April 1, 1864, from 3rd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery. It recruited nearly nine hundred men. It was mustered out at City Point, Va. 1865.
It served in numerous engagements including: Battle of Drewry’s Bluff, Cold Harbor, Chaffin’s Farm and Fair Oaks.
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!