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    Civil War: Rare and Remarkable Rhode Island Colonel's Kepi. Blue wool kepi with silver metallic embroidered Old English hat emblem inscribed "R.I." within a wreath on the front. The base is encircled with five strands of raised "piping", a design element which also appears on the four sides. The crown is accented with a quatre-foil of five braids indicating the rank of colonel. The leather chin strap is still present, but detached at one end. There are two brass side buttons on either side with the State Seal of Rhode Island. Original silk liner still present, but partially detached. Leather sweat band shows normal wear and chipping to the extremities. One small moth hole of little consequence. Structurally sound and well-preserved. This particular hat is illustrated on page 101, figure g in U. S. Army Headgear 1812-1822 by John P. Langellier & C. Paul Loane.

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    June, 2018
    10th Sunday
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