Original U.S. Army Indian Wars Staff Officer Chasseur Pattern Kepi
Original Item: Only One Available. This wonderful totally genuine United States Army Staff Officer kepi used during the Indian Wars. This U.S. Army Model 1875 Chasseur Pattern Kepi features fabric of dark blue wool broadcloth. The crown stands 2" high at the front, 4" at the rear seam and the top is 4 3/4" in diameter, stiffened with a pasteboard beneath the lining. The body of the cap meets a band of wool seamed only at the back and stiffened with leather. The cap's interior is lined with black cotton. The leather sweatband is 1.25" wide.
The flat visor is original to the hat and composed of black patent leather. It is not edged which indicates that this is an early production kepi. The kepi has a beautifully embroidered bullion Federal Eagle insignia, a braided gold strap and what appear to be genuine but replacement NOS brass eagle buttons.
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