Tel: +44 (0) 1752 221443, or visit us at: Parade Antiques, 27 New Street, Barbican, Plymouth, PL1 2NB. American Post Civil War Other Ranks Kepi Boston School Regiment. A very nice condition US Army blue kepi, as made famous during the American Civil and Indian Wars. It likely dates between 1870 and 1880 and is made of dark blue wool, with a leather peak and chinstrap.
There is no insignia on the cap, but the 2 gilt buttons have the letters BSR, representing the Boston School Regiment. The inside of the cap has a black liner, with a leather sweat band. The inside of the top crown is shellacked to give it stiffness. There are no maker's or owner's details that we can see.
Very hard to find in this condition. Size: 23 x 15.5 x 9 cm (9 x 6 1/8 x 3 1/2 inches) Head Size: 6 1/2 Weight: 123 g. _gsrx_vers_625 GS 6.9.7 (625). The item "American Post Civil War Other Ranks Kepi Boston School Regiment" is in sale since Tuesday, January 19, 2016.This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\19th Century (1800-1899)\Helmets/ Hats". The seller is "paradeantiques_online" and is located in Plymouth. This item can be shipped worldwide.