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    Tall New England Chasseur Cap with Original Havelock. This is an excellent example of a chasseur pattern cap, or kepi, as worn by enlisted men in the war's early years. The crown rises nearly 5" at its tallest point and the well made, dark blue cap retains its stiff, bound visor and original chin strap secured by two Massachusetts side buttons. The interior has the full sweat band and the black silk lining has only minor damage from use. There is only the most minor, almost imperceptible scattered mothing. With the cap is the original and very rare white linen Havelock. Completely hand sewn, the havelock fits this cap perfectly, covering both body and visor with a cape that descends about 10" below the base. It is well constructed and fitted with a lace for tightening around the headgear. Condition is excellent with only a few very minor holes and a couple stains that do not detract from its appearance. Finding either a genuine wartime enlisted chasseur cap or an original Civil War Havelock are rare occurrences. Finding both together is truly extraordinary.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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