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    Regulation Civil War Confederate Lieutenant's Kepi in Exceptional Untouched Condition, Doubtless One of the Finest Examples Extant. Gray wool body with 1½" black wool band around the base. Single strand of gold bullion quatrefoil, designating a lieutenant by Confederate regulations, on the deeply recessed crown, a construction detail unique to the Civil War period. The ½" tarred leather chinstrap, utilizes a gilded brass adjusting buckle, and is affixed with exquisite quality Virginia State seal side buttons. Although a maker's name is not discernible, the buttons are brass backed and unquestionably period. The buttons retain traces of the original gilt. Brown cotton lining with a 1 9/16" leather sweat band. The tarred leather visor is edged with a black oil cloth binding. The body of the hat is filled with cotton batting, again typical of Civil War period Confederate headgear. All hand stitched, including the sweat band and visor. Absolutely superb condition. One minor crack in the visor, just a few pin holes of mothing. Absolutely untouched with every stitch indigenous to the Civil War. Truly the paradigm of a regulation Civil War period Confederate lieutenant's kepi.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
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