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Object Name Kepi
Catalog Number 0985.00.00020
Description Infantry officer's kepi of blue wool broadcloth; leather chin strap; gold braid on top of crown, front, back, and sides; U.S. eagle cuff buttons on either side of the chin strap; foul weather cover (.20a) of waterproofed cotton cloth.
Dimensions H-3.5 W-7 L-8 inches
Owned John Cole
Event Battle of the Crater
Provenance "Kepi and cover worn by Lieutenant John Cole of Alabama when killed near Petersburg on the memorable day when the U.S. forces exploded the mines that became the 'Crater'."
People Cole, John
Search Terms Petersburg Campaign / Siege of Petersburg
Battle of the Crater
items pierced by bullets
Subjects Uniforms
Dead persons
Casualties, War
War casualties