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    Very Fine Untouched Condition Civil War Union Officer's Kepi with Original 4th Corps Badge Mounted on Top, Circa 1863/64. Stands 3 1/8" high at front, constructed of fine quality dark blue wool. A few very small moth nicks, else about perfect. Functional tarred leather, 1/2" wide thin leather chin strap with sliding leather adjusting loops, excellent sound condition. Tarred leather brim with black oil cloth binding, missing just one small chip. The original officer's style triangular 4th Corps badge is affixed to the top. 1 2/8" inches on a side, with edging of coiled brass wire and gold bullion. Center section of faded red wool denoting 1st Division. Interior with 1 1/2" maroon leather sweatband with textured finish and paste board backing. Excellent sound condition just showing some honest wear. Crown with paste board stiffener covered with black silk with diamond pattern quilting. Again very sound and just showing some honest use. The original black silk lining is all present but somewhat tattered from typical age cracking. Also a 5/8" wide paste board stiffener for the back of the kepi. A rare and extremely desirable Civil War Federal officer's kepi retaining the original insignia.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2014
    12th Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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