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Original U.S. Indian Wars New Hampshire Volunteer Militia Model 1872 Federal Issue Chasseur Style Pattern Kepi by Benton and Bush of Boston - Size 7 ¼

Regular price $650.00

Item Description

Original Item: Only one available. This is a fine example of an Indian Wars Issue Model 1872 chasseur-style kepi in good condition. As issued to both enlisted men and officer’s during this period.

This Federal Chasseur Pattern Kepi features fabric of very fine blue wool broadcloth. The crown stands nearly 2 1/4" high at the front, 4 1/2" at the rear seam and the top is 4 1/2" in diameter, stiffened with a rigid ring beneath the lining. The body of the cap meets a band of wool seamed only at the rear and stiffened with leather. The cap's interior is lined with black polished cotton which is still mostly attached to the top seam but is separated at the bottom. The Moroccan leather sweatband is 1 1/8" wide. The flat visor is original to the hat, and composed of tarred leather and is still attached.

There are two brass New Hampshire Volunteer Militia buttons on either side of the cap to which the chinstrap is secured. The interior is marked with BENTON & BUSH / BOSTON.

Indian Wars and Civil War ‘chasseur style’ kepis are quite popular. This wonderful condition sample will make an excellent addition to any military headgear collection!

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