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Wonderful Civil War Starr Officer's Chasseur-Style Kepi Hat by Warnock
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This hat has the look! It is an original Civil War Federal staff officer's private purchase chasseur-style kepi. This is the style that was worn by well-to-do Union officers. It would have been purchased privately by the officer and he would have had a lot of money because of the quality of the hat. The hat measures 2-5/8ths inches from the visor to crown. The body of the hat is made from a high quality blue wool felt material. This particular design is known to collectors as a "chasseur-style" hat which were based on European style hats. It has the original black silk tape trim as well as the braided gold piping. On the top of the hat, it has the original Austrian-knot quatrefoil in three rows. The original tarred leather visor is still solidly intact. Across the front, it has the leather chinstrap with 14 mm brass general service eagle buttons. They are the classic Civil War staff officer buttons with the Union eagle. On the front of the hat, it has the classic Civil War 1858 pattern general staff insignia, gold bullion wreath and silver letters embroidered to blue wool felt. The insignia measures 2-3/8ths inches by 1-1/2 inches in overall size. When you turn the hat over, you see the original embossed leather sweatband as well as the majority of the black silk lining. The lining is embossed with the maker's label of the Warnock firm of New York City. The label has the 519 Broadway address and the maker's book states that they started at that address in 1859. The Army-Navy Journal 23 from April of 1864 includes Warnock & Co. advertisement for military hats and caps. This is a wonderful looking hat that you can tell saw service and still displays beautifully.


Item #: B6216
Shipping Weight: 4 lbs
Your Price:$4,500.00 USD
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