Original Early Indian Wars Model 1872 U.S. Army Issue Kepi with Civil War Era Infantry Bugle Insignia

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is an excellent example of an early Indian War Model 1872 U.S. Army Regulation Kepi worn by an enlisted Infantryman. This U.S. Army Model 1872 Kepi features fabric of dark blue wool broadcloth, with a painted leather visor, Moroccan leather sweatband, with Brown polished cotton lining in the crown.  The crown stands 2 3/4" high at the front, 5" at the rear seam and the top is 5" in diameter. The body of the cap meets a band of wool seamed only at the back and stiffened with leather.
Of note is the Civil War manufactured Infantry Bugle Insignia, which undoubtedly has been placed on the kepi for a very long time. The original leather chinstrap is present, being secured on each side of the cap by a Civil War regulation Federal Eagle button.
Many dealers would sell this cap as an original Civil War era piece, as the early Indian War M-1872 Kepis are very similar to those made and issued during the American Civil War. This is a great cap, which shows signs of honest period wear, and wear from decades in storage. Overall condition is very nice, size is approximately a US 7.
Comes ready for display!
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