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 Posted: Wed Jan 24th, 2007 12:44 am
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Johan Steele
Life NRA,SUVCW # 48,Legion 352

Joined: Sat Dec 2nd, 2006
Location: South Of The North 40, Minnesota USA
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The two hats you see framing the banner on top of the page are post war Kepi's... 1870's or later.  At the time of the ACW France was thought the pinnacle of Military thought & fashion and they were wearing the Kepi.  Everybody copied them....  That's the short & skinny.

Actually the Kepi was more expensive to make than the more practical slouch hat that so many men switched to.

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