Original U.S. Civil War Union Army Bummer Forage Cap Enlisted Infantry Kepi

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This highly desirable article of Federal Civil War uniform cloth is a fine piece of headgear commonly referred to as Bummer's cap or forage cap. Issued to most Federal soldiers as part of their Civil War uniform, this all-original, dark blue forage cap is a nice specimen that was worn by an unknown enlisted Union soldier.

Stands 3.5 inches high at the front, dark indigo blue wool body exhibits some scattered moth holes, but nothing distracting and shows nicely. 5/8" leather chinstrap with brass buckle, leather loop and federal brass eagle side buttons. Tarred thin leather visor. Interior with 1 5/8" brown leather sweatband exhibiting general wear and losses to the front. Wonderful representative example of this iconic piece of Civil War Federal headgear.

Original Civil War Federal infantry forage bummer caps are very difficult to find in any condition.  If one seeks an original Civil War forage cap that has been unaltered since 1865 then this is it!
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