7th Cavalry Kepi USA Civil War - Genuine Crossed Swords and Buttons insignia
Store > Other Periods Hats & Headwear > American Civil War Hats > 7th Cavalry KepiThis is a reproduction and aged Kepi with genuine 7th Cavalary Insignia and Union chinstrap buttons.
After the fall of Vicksburg, the 7th Illinois Cavalry served with the Third Cavalry Brigade of the XVI Army Corps, headquartered at Memphis, Tennessee. It was camped north of Collierville, Tennessee, when General Chalmers (CSA), attacked the garrison with 2,500 troops on 11 October 1863.
A portion of the troops circled around the north side of the town and attacked the camp of the 7th Illinois Cavalry and routed them, capturing and burning their supplies. The 7th Illinois Cavalry was able to regain their reputation when General Chalmers repeated the attack on Collierville on 3 November 1863.
The Confederates were repulsed at this second Battle of Collierville by the Union Colonel Edward Hatch, while leading the 7th Illinois Cavalry, the 6th Illinois Cavalry, 2nd Iowa Cavalry and the 1st Illinois Light Artillery.