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Object Name Kepi
Catalog Number 0985.04.00018
Description Officer's kepi of gray wool cloth with two strands of gold braid on the top of crown in the form of a quatrefoil and on crown sides, front, and back; five bands of gold braid above the band; gold thread embroidered acorn on the front; black leather visor; black silk lining; leather sweat; two small Kentucky state buttons on either side of the chin strap.
Dimensions H-10 W-6 inches
Owned Simon Bolivar Buckner
Owner Regiment Kentucky State Guard
Made Jas. S. Smith and Sons
Provenance A military cap worn by Lt. General Simon Bolivar Buckner. Buckner organized and commanded the Kentucky State Guard in 1860.
People Buckner, Simon Bolivar
Search Terms Battle of Fort Donelson
Subjects Uniforms
Headgear
Hats