I liked your articles on Richmond issue jackets during the ACW. I should like to ask, apart from the kepis specified in the CSA's published uniform regulations, were there specific patterns of cap issued by the government in the same manner as the Richmond jackets ?
Also, I possess a very neat repro CSA chasseur-style kepi with sloping, recessed top, in plain lightish-grey wool cloth, with black leather visor, chinstrap and brass Virginia side-buttons. I bought it from a reputable ACW manufacturer in the USA. The body of the kepi has an internal stiffener at the front to pull the body forward and give an attractive shape. The squared visor is not actually horizontal, but is manufactured slightly sloping. I have noticed this very type of kepi used frequently by CSA re-enactors, but haven't seen the combination of chasseur kepi shape and sloping visor in period photos or photos of museum artifacts. Is this an accurate representation of a type actually worn, ot should the visor be totally level ?
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