US Civil War Union 2nd Regiment Berdan's Sharpshooters Kepi
Reproduction US Civil War Union Kepi of the 2nd Regiment Berdan's Sharpshooters. This kepi is based on an original.
The list of features are:
- aged to look 150+ years old
- corp badge in red felt
- 'Yellow Metal' regimental number suitable aged
- peak in leather, varnished, cracked and wrinkled
- dry and mostly intact headband
- US label & size on inside
- blacked brass buttons to chinstrap suitably aged
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 2nd United States Sharpshooters were an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. From 1861 to January 1863 they were members of the "First Iron Brigade" also known as the "Iron Brigade of the East". During battle, the mission of the sharpshooter was to kill enemy targets of importance (i.e., officers, NCOs, and artillery crews) from long range.
They fought in many battles up until autumn of 1864. including Second Battle of Bull Run, Battle of Antietam, Battle of Fredericksburg and Battle of Gettysburg.
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!