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Object Name Kepi
Catalog Number 0985.13.00709
Description Artillery Officer's kepi of red wool with dark blue wool band; two rows of gold thread braid around top of band, front sides and back of crown; gold braid quatrefoil on top of crown; red leather sweatband; cap lined with plaid and red silk; black leather visor; no chin strap or buttons; stamped brass crossed cannon insignia on front.
Dimensions H-3.5 L-9.5 inches
Owned George Gaston Otey
Owner Regiment 13th Battalion Virginia Light Artillery, Co. A, "Otey's Battery"
Event Battle of Lewisburg
Provenance Kepi worn by Captain G. Gaston Otey, Captain of Company A (Otey's Battery), 13th Battalion Virginia Light Artillery. Wounded at Lewisburg, May 25, 1862 and died "from wounds and effects of exposure," October 22, 1862.
People Otey, George Gaston
Search Terms Battle of Lewisburg
Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1862
Subjects Uniforms
Headgear
Hats