ASW Union 44th New York Infantry Regiment - 5 Corps Kepi
Reproduction US Civil War Union Kepi of the 44th New York Infantry.
The list of features are:
- aged to look 150+ years old
- 5th Corps Insignia
- '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
- owners Name Tag
- NY inspectors stamp on the leather headband
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 regiment first saw action in the Peninsular Campaign and by October 1862, battle deaths and disease had left only 200 men of the regiment's original strength of 1100 members.
It served in numerous engagements including: Siege of Yorktown, Battle of Hanover, Court House, Battle of Mechanicsville, Battle of Gaines' Mill, Battle of Malvern Hill, Second Battle of Bull Run, Maryland Campaign, Battle of South Mountain, Battle of Antietam, Battle of Fredericksburg, Battle of Chancellorsville, Battle of Gettysburg, Overland Campaign, Battle of the Wilderness, Battle of Cold Harbor and the Siege of Petersburg.
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 and would also compliment any Civil War collection.