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Object Name Kepi
Catalog Number 0985.01.00020
Date 1861
Description Cavalry Officer's light brown (faded from gray) wool kepi with two rows of yellow wool thread soutache braid; visor missing; green-brown leather sweatband; yellow silk lining; white metal thread embroidered crossed saber insignia on the front of cap; label inside the crown reads, "French Tailor San Antonio 1861".
Dimensions H-3 W-9 inches
Owned William H. Cleaver
Owner Regiment 7th Texas Cavalry, Co. D
Made San Antonio, Texas, CSA
Event New Mexico Campaign
Provenance Capt. William H. Cleaver wore this kepi during the war. He served in Co. D, 7th Texas Cavalry. Cleaver enlisted at Homer, Texas on October 3, 1861 and died July 1, 1862. It was made in San Antonio, Texas.
People Cleaver, William H.
Search Terms Arizona
Army of New Mexico
New Mexico
New Mexico Campaign
Southwest
Subjects Uniforms
Headgear
Hats