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Civil War Hats, Kepis, Forage Caps and Accessories.

We offer the finest Handmade Kepi's & Forage Caps available.  We use only the best materials. They feature a heavy leather brim, functional chin strap with brass side buttons and center buckle, leather sweat band, and are lined. 

If the kepi and forage caps options below don't meet your needs, call us to discuss your specific customization.

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MADE IN USA.

Hat Size Guide, measuring the circumference of your head, above the ears, with a cloth tape measure.
  • Small - 6 5/8" - 6 7/8"  - approximately 21"
  • Medium - 7" - 7 1/8"  - approximately 22"
  • Large - 7 1/4" - 7 1/2"  - approximately 23"
  • X-Large 7 5/8" - 7 7/8"  - approximately 24"
     

Branch of Service Colors:

  • General Staff and Engineers: Buff (cream color)
  • Cavalry: Yellow
  • Infantry: French Blue or Sky Blue
  • Artillery: Red
  • Medical: Black

 


$59.95

The slouch hat is a wide-brimmed hat. The crown and brim can be shaped to the desire of the soldier. The slouch hat is correct for both US and CS officers and enlisted men.

This slouch hat is made of top quality wool felt with a 3 1/2" wide brim. It has a sweatband. This hat is packable and water repellent. The hat is available in black, gray, or brown. Click on the picture to see the other colors.

Hat cords, branch and unit insignia are available. The 1st Virginia cavalry often sported a black ostrich plume.

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The slouch hat is a wide-brimmed hat. The crown and brim can be shaped to the desire of the soldier. The slouch hat is correct for both US and CS officers and enlisted men.

This slouch hat is made of top quality wool felt with a 3 1/2" wide brim and a gros grain removable band. It has a sweatband. This hat is packable and water repellent. The hat is available in black, gray, or brown. Click on the picture to see the other colors.The hat is available in black, gray, or brown.

Hat cords, branch and unit insignia are available. The 1st Virginia cavalry often sported a black ostrich plume.

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$69.95

The slouch hat is a wide-brimmed hat. The crown and brim can be shaped to the desire of the soldier. The slouch hat is correct for both US and CS officers and enlisted men.

This slouch hat is made of top quality heavy wool felt with an approximately 3" wide brim. It has a sweatband. The brim is ribbon-edged. 

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Hat cords, branch and unit insignia are available. 

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$69.95

The slouch hat is a wide-brimmed hat. The crown and brim can be shaped to the desire of the soldier. The slouch hat is correct for both US and CS officers and enlisted men.

This slouch hat is made of top quality heavy wool felt with an approximately 3" wide brim. It has a sweatband. The brim is ribbon-edged. 

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Hat cords, branch and unit insignia are available. 

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$29.95

The high quality planter hat is handmade of palma blanca leaves. The brim is 4" wide and the vented crown is 4" high. The hat features a cotton sweatband. The hat band can be removed for customization.

The hat is ready to wear and can be crushed and reshaped and even washed. This hat will outlast a straw hat 5 to 10 times.

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Handmade in Guatemala.


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$41.95

The high quality hat is handmade of palma blanca leaves. The brim is 4 1/2" wide and the shpaed crown is 4 1/4" high. The hat features a cotton sweatband. The hat band can be removed for customization.

The hat is ready to wear and can be crushed and reshaped and even washed. This hat will outlast a straw hat 5 to 10 times.

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Handmade in Guatemala.


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$39.95

The US kepi is made in a navy wool for both cap and band. This kepi is correct for ALL branches of service. The kepi has a heavy leather brim, functional chin strap with brass side buttons and center buckle, leather sweat band, and is lined.

The kepi is available in navy wool only.

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The US kepi is made in a navy wool for the cap and artillery red wool for the band and is specific for Artillery.  The kepi has a heavy leather brim, functional chin strap with brass side buttons and center buckle, leather sweat band, and is lined.

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$69.95

For the re-enactor seeking 100% authenticity.

The forage cap is taller than the kepi and the crown drapes forward.

The M1858 enlisted forage caps are made to an authentic pattern, sometimes called the "type 1" or "early pattern”, and are 80% hand-sewn. The cap is made in Navy blue wool and is lined.

The brim is 7-8 oz. leather. The brim is dyed black, and is rough on the bottom, with a shiny top as were the original. The chin strap and sweat band are 2-3 oz. leather. The chin strap is dyed black and finished shiny on the front, but is left natural on the back, again as per the originals. The strap buckle is a copy of the original, and the strap is fixed to the cap with two small Union buttons, which are sewn on. The left slide on the chinstrap is sewn onto the strap, but the right one slides, so the strap can actually be worn under the chin, as per the originals. The sweatband is made from split pigskin, pre-dyed black, and is hand-sewn into the cap.

These caps are custom made to your specific head size. Specify head size, in inches, when ordering.

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$39.95

The forage cap is taller than the kepi and the crown drapes forward. The cap has a heavy leather brim, functional chin strap with brass side buttons and center buckle, leather sweat band, and is lined. The US forage cap is available in blue wool only.

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$45.95

The forage cap is taller than the kepi and the crown drapes forward. The cap has a "McDowell" style brim of heavy leather, functional chin strap with brass side buttons and center buckle, leather sweat band, and is lined. The US forage cap is available in blue wool only.

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$69.95

The Hardee hat, also known as the Model 1858 Dress Hat was the regulation dress hat for enlisted men in the Union Army . The Hardee hat was also worn by Confederate soldiers.

U.S. Army regulations specified that the hat should be adorned with a brass hat device and a wool hat cord denoting the branch of service of the wearer: sky blue for infantry, red for artillery, and yellow for cavalry. The brim was to be pinned up on the right side for cavalrymen and artillerymen, and on the left for infantry soldiers.

This Hardee hat is made of top quality heavy wool felt, has a leather sweatband, and a triple stitched brim edge. The hat is available only in  black.

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Hatcords and insignia are available.

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$69.95

The Hardee hat, also known as the Model 1858 Dress Hat was the regulation dress hat for enlisted men in the Union Army . The Hardee hat was also worn by Confederate soldiers.

U.S. Army regulations specified that the hat should be adorned with a brass hat device and a wool hat cord denoting the branch of service of the wearer: sky blue for infantry, red for artillery, and yellow for cavalry. The brim was to be pinned up on the right side for cavalrymen and artillerymen, and on the left for infantry soldiers.

This Hardee hat is made of top quality heavy wool felt, has a leather sweatband, and a ribbon-edged brim edge. The hat is available only in  black.

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Hatcords and insignia are available.

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$81.90

The Hardee hat, also known as the Model 1858 Dress Hat was the regulation dress hat for enlisted men in the Union Army . The Hardee hat was also worn by Confederate soldiers.

U.S. Army regulations specified that the hat should be adorned with a brass hat device and a wool hat cord denoting the branch of service of the wearer: sky blue for infantry, red for artillery, and yellow for cavalry. The brim was to be pinned up on the right side for cavalrymen and artillerymen, and on the left for infantry soldiers.

This Hardee hat is made of top quality wool felt, has a leather sweatband, and a triple stitched brim edge. The hat comes complete with Branch of Service brass enlisted hat insignia, Hardee hat eagle hat device, enlisted hat cord, and black ostrich plume. These dresses additions are not installed. The hat is available only in black. Letters and numbers are available at an extra cost.

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$39.95

This kepi is made in a solid color wool for both cap and band. The kepi has a heavy leather brim, functional chin strap with brass side buttons and center buckle, leather sweat band, and is lined.

The kepi is available in several different wools.

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$49.95

This kepi is made in a solid color jean wool for both cap and band. The kepi has a heavy leather brim, functional chin strap with brass side buttons and center buckle, leather sweat band, and is lined.

The kepi is available in brown or gray jean wool.FabricJeanWool_SM.jpg

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$69.95

For the re-enactor seeking 100% authenticity.

The forage cap is taller than the kepi and the crown drapes forward.

The M1858 enlisted forage caps are made to an authentic pattern, sometimes called the "type 1" or "early pattern”, and are 80% hand-sewn. The cap is made in medium gray wool and is lined.

The brim is 7-8 oz. leather. The brim is dyed black, and is rough on the bottom, with a shiny top as were the original. The chin strap and sweat band are 2-3 oz. leather. The chin strap is dyed black and finished shiny on the front, but is left natural on the back, again as per the originals. The strap buckle is a copy of the original, and the strap is fixed to the cap with two small Union buttons, which are sewn on. The left slide on the chinstrap is sewn onto the strap, but the right one slides, so the strap can actually be worn under the chin, as per the originals. The sweatband is made from split pigskin, pre-dyed black, and is hand-sewn into the cap.

These caps are custom made to your specific head size. Specify head size, in inches, when ordering.

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MADE IN USA in the great state of Idaho.


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$39.95

The forage cap is taller than the kepi and the crown draps forward. The cap has a heavy leather brim, functional chin strap with brass side buttons and center buckle, leather sweat band, and is lined. The CS forage cap is available in a variety of wools.

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$45.95

The forage cap is taller than the kepi and the crown drapes forward. The cap has a "McDowell" style brim of heavy leather, functional chin strap with brass side buttons and center buckle, leather sweat band, and is lined.

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MADE IN USA in the Great State of Idaho.


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$39.95

Early Confederate regulations called for the color of the kepi to indicate branch of service.

The CS early war artillery kepi is red with a navy band. The kepi has a heavy leather brim, functional chin strap with brass side buttons and center buckle, leather sweat band, and is lined. This kepi is available in artillery red wool only.

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$39.95

Early Confederate regulations called for the color of the kepi to indicate branch of service.

The CS early war cavalry kepi is yellow with a navy band. The kepi has a heavy leather brim, functional chin strap with brass side buttons and center buckle, leather sweat band, and is lined. This kepi is available in cavalry yellow wool only.

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$39.95

Early Confederate regulations called for the color of the kepi to indicate branch of service.

The CS early war infantry kepi is blue with a navy band. The kepi has a heavy leather brim, functional chin strap with brass side buttons and center buckle, leather sweat band, and is lined. This kepi is available in infantry blue wool only.

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$39.95

The CS late war artillery kepi is gray with a red band. The kepi has a heavy leather brim, functional chin strap with brass side buttons and center buckle, leather sweat band, and is lined.

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The CS late war cavalry kepi is gray with a yellow band. The kepi has a heavy leather brim, functional chin strap with brass side buttons and center buckle, leather sweat band, and is lined.

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The CS late war infantry kepi is gray with a blue band. The kepi has a heavy leather brim, functional chin strap with brass side buttons and center buckle, leather sweat band, and is lined.

Select Sky Blue or Navy Blue band.

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The basic CS late war kepi is gray with a gray band. The kepi has a heavy leather brim, functional chin strap with brass side buttons and center buckle, leather sweat band, and is lined.

The band color may be changed to indicated branch of service.

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$51.95

The CS Lieutentant kepi has one row of gold Soutache braid on the top, sides, front and back of the kepi to indicate the Lieutentant rank. A single row of braid encircles the quatrefoil design on the top of the kepi. A single row of braid also encircles the hat above the band.

The kepi has a heavy leather brim, functional chin strap with brass side buttons and center buckle, leather sweat band, and is lined.

The kepi is available in a variety of wool colors. The band color may be changed to indicated branch of service.

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Proudly MADE IN USA in the Great State of Idaho.

This kepi is a special order item and a return is subject to a 20% restocking fee. Any special order item returned will be discounted and placed on our Returns and Sale page.


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$68.95

The CS Captain kepi has two rows of gold Soutache braid on the top, sides, front and back of the kepi to indicate the Captain rank. Two rows of braid encircle the quatrefoil design on the top of the kepi. Two rows of braid also encircle the hat above the band.

The kepi has a heavy leather brim, functional chin strap with brass side buttons and center buckle, leather sweat band, and is lined.

The kepi is available in a variety of wool colors. The band color may be changed to indicated branch of service.

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Proudly MADE IN USA in the Great State of Idaho.

This kepi is a special order item and a return is subject to a 20% restocking fee. Any special order item returned will be discounted and placed on our Returns and Sale page.


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$85.95

The CS Major, Lt Colonel, and Colonel  kepi has three rows of gold Soutache braid on the top, sides, front and back of the kepi to indicate the officer rank. Three rows of braid encircle the quatrefoil design on the top of the kepi. Three rows of braid also encircle the hat above the band.

The kepi has a heavy leather brim, functional chin strap with brass side buttons and center buckle, leather sweat band, and is lined.

The kepi is available in a variety of wool colors. The band color may be changed to indicated branch of service.

Proudly MADE IN USA in the Great State of Idaho.

This kepi is a special order item and a return is subject to a 20% restocking fee. Any special order item returned will be discounted and placed on our Returns and Sale page.


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$102.95

The CS General  kepi has four rows of gold Soutache braid on the top, sides, front and back of the kepi to indicate the General  rank. Four rows of braid encircle the quatrefoil design on the top of the kepi. Four rows of braid also encircle the hat above the band.

The kepi has a heavy leather brim, functional chin strap with brass side buttons and center buckle, leather sweat band, and is lined.

The kepi is available in a variety of wool colors. The band color may be changed to indicated branch of service.

Proudly MADE IN USA in the Great State of Idaho.

This kepi is a special order item and a return is subject to a 20% restocking fee. Any special order item returned will be discounted and placed on our Returns and Sale page.


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$11.95

A havelock is a cover for the kepi protecting the wearer's neck to prevent sunburn. The havelock buttons on to the exterior of the kepi using the kepi band buttons.

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$15.95

The tarred havelock is a cover for the kepi protecting the wearer's head and neck from rain, The havelock buttons on to the exterior of the kepi using the kepi band buttons.

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Imported.


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$4.95

Enlistedman wool hat cord with tassels and are fully adjustable.

Available in yellow (Cavalry), sky blue (Infantry), red (Artillery). Please specify color. Click on picture to see a larger image.


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$11.95

The Officer Hat Cord is made of  Gold Bullion Thread and features Gold  Acorns. The hat cord is fully adjustable. Click on the picture to see more images.


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$11.95

The Officer Hat Cord is made of  Black Silk and Gold Bullion Thread and features Gold & Black Acorns. The hat cord is fully adjustable. Click on the picture to see more images.


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$11.95

The Officer Hat Cord is made of  Black Silk and Gold Bullion Thread and features Gold & Black Acorns. The hat cord is fully adjustable. Click on the picture to see more images.


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$4.95

Maroon, designating Ordnance, wool hat cord with tassels and fully adjustable.

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$2.95
This beautiful Ostrich Plume will accessorize any hat, for Ladies and Men. Approximately 15" long. Available only in Black.
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These beautiful Ostrich Plumes will accessorize any hat, for Ladies and Men. Approximately 15" long. Available in Blue, Green, Red, Yellow, or White.

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$3.95

Leather kepi strap with adjustable buckle.

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