Union Blue Wool Civil War Kepi Cap for Re-enactors
The Kepi cap with a flat circular top and short visor originated with the French Army. Later worn by Americans in the Civil War the cap has adorned the heads of many soldiers around the world since.
This Union blue kepi features a 100% wool body with a 100% nylon lining. It is adorned with gold colored buttons and fittings.
American Civil War reenactment is an effort to recreate the appearance of a particular battle or other event associated with the American Civil War by hobbyists known (in the United States) as Civil War reenactors, Civil War recreationists, or living historians. Although most common in the United States, there are also American Civil War reenactors in Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, and Italy.
Reenacting the American Civil War began even before the real fighting had ended. Civil War veterans recreated battles as a way to remember their fallen comrades and to teach others what the war was all about. The Great Reunion of 1913, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, was attended by more than 50,000 Union and Confederate veterans, and included reenactments of elements of the battle, including Pickett's Charge