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Civil War - Confederate Lieutenant's Artillery Kepi, with Oilcloth Rain Cover


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Civil War - Confederate Lieutenant's Artillery Kepi, with Oilcloth Rain Cover :
$17,500

Original ConfederateLieutenant ArtilleryKepi

- Period Correct, with Very Very Rare Oilcloth Rain Cover -

THIS IS A GREAT CONFEDERATE KEPI -In greatperiodused condition

This isan all Original Confederate Lieutenant officer's Artillery Kepi, with rare oilcloth rain cover, very very rare. This confederate Artillery Officers kepi is made from a very soft, red wool broadcloth and is accented by a 1/8" wide flat gold braid with a single strand qua trefoil on top. The band is reddish brown cloth and measures 1 1/8" wide at the back and I" at the front. The kepi comes with the original and very rare oilcloth rain cover.
The lining of the kepi is integral with the body as both pieces are sewn together and share the same seam. The cotton flannel lining has a series of dark brown printed squares. The lining and poor quality materials indicate that it is American in origin. There are two brass buttons, tin backed, each 1/2 ' in diameter, each of a different pattern. A very rare survivor, especially the oilcloth raincover for the kepi. This kepi was part of Bill Turner's collection, a noted Civil War collector. According to Bill Turner, notes from Les Jensen, there were some minor repairs done, otherwise generally original. A similar example is illustrated on page 170 in the Time-Life series.
This Kepi is accompanied by Les Jensen (The No. #1 Authority on Civil War Cloth in the world) letter of authenticity and research. Les Jensen noted: "This cap is correct for a Confederate Artillery Lieutenant and appears to be generally original". "This appears to be a good example of a Confederate kepi for a Lieutenant of Artillery". "The collection from which it came included a good battle flag, as well a various Confederate accouterments with Louisiana affiliations". As displayed at the e Militaria Collector Store.
If you have ever wanted to own a real Civil War Confederate battle worn item, this is it. The real thing, it will only go up in value, the next Civil War movie will only make this original Kepi more valuable. This would make a great addition to any fine collection or museum.


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