Kepi worn by Henry S. Gansevoort while a Captain, 5th US Artillery

Kepi worn by Henry S. Gansevoort while a Captain, 5th US Artillery

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Kepi-style cap worn by Henry S. Gansevoort when he served as captain in the 5th Artillery, United States Army, during the American Civil War. The kepi is made of dark blue wool with a black leather visor and patent leather chin strap affixed with brass buttons on each side of the visor. The buttons are standard US Army Artillery pattern, stamped with an eagle bearing a shield marked with an "A." The cap has a metallic thread crossed cannon insignia on its front, with the number 5 at the intersection designating the wearer is a member of the 5th Artillery. The cap has been marked Model 1872, but it was worn by Gansevoort during the Civil War, 1862-1863.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Cap
Associated Name
Gansevoort, Henry S.
Physical Description
wool (cap material)
leather (visor material)
metal (buttons material)
Measurements
overall (boxed): 11 1/4 in x 11 1/2 in x 11 1/2 in; 28.575 cm x 29.21 cm x 29.21 cm
ID Number
AF.12847
catalog number
12847
accession number
53757
Credit Line
Mrs. Abraham Lansing
subject
Army
Civil War
Headgear
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Military
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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