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    Without question, one of the finest pieces of Confederate headgear we have ever had the pleasure of offering.

    Civil War South Carolina Artillery Officer's Kepi. 1 3/8" gray wool band at the base, the crown of high quality red wool with the top of the crown made of the same gray wool as the base. Separately affixed, with stitches so small that they are barely detectable, is a 2" silver bullion palmetto tree designating South Carolina. The visor of the has is covered with black oil cloth on the top and green oil cloth on the bottom, stitched binding also of black oil cloth. The chinstrap, with two adjusting loops, is also composed of black oil cloth that is folded over to form a double thickness. The side buttons are missing. 1 5/8" high brown leather sweat band with white cotton body lining and gingham crown lining with a paste board stiffener. The hat is completely hand stitched. One small area on the palmetto tree where the bullion has worn through to the cloth core, body of the hat with a few scattered moth holes and one, approximately 1" square worn area where it has become a bit threadbare, on the left rear of the gray base. The hat stands 3" high at the front. An extremely rare and important piece of Confederate Civil War officer's headgear.

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    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
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