THE WINCHESTER SUTLER, INC - CIVIL WAR HATS
Updated Nov. 2013


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EYEGLASSES:

#MSC25 Blue steel eyeglass frames with spring steel ear wires and temple screws so that an optician can put prescription lenses into them. Order with Clear or Smoke lenses...$39.50


civil war glasses
civil war glasses


KEPIS & BUMMERS:

KEPIS - The shorter of the three styles.

Our wool top, leather brim kepis are exact copies of the popular style worn during the Civil War.
They feature the large squarish leather brim, cotton liner, kid skin sweat band,
and come with adjustable kepi straps with buckle.
Early Confederate and Union regulations called for the color of the kepi to indicate the branch of service.

#HATKE Branch Color Kepi with Navy Blue Band - ...$39.50
Available in:

Yellow with Navy Blue Band (cavalry)
or Red with Navy Blue Band (artillery)
Be sure to specify size (or head measurement) and colors.
civil war artillery kepicivil war artillery kepicivil war trimmed artillery kepi
Early War Artillery kepi . . . . . Early War Cavalry kepi . . . . . With brass extras (see hat brass below)


made in USA

Because brightly colored kepis made great targets, Confederates quickly changed to gray kepis with branch colored bands.

#HATK2 Gray Kepi with Band of Branch Color...$42.50
Available color combinations:

Gray with Sky Blue band (inf.)
Gray with Yellow band (cav.)
Gray with Red band (art.)
or Gray with Black band (militia)
Be sure to specify size and colors
Civil War kepi
Confederate Staff ... Confederate. Infantry .. Confederate Cavalry ... Confederate Artillery kepi
(The branch hat brass on top is extra, see hat brass section below)
#HATK3 Gray Kepi with Top and Band in Branch colors - ....$45.00
Available color combinations:

Gray with Sky Blue top & band (inf.),
Gray with Yellow top & band (cav.),
Gray with Red top & band (art.),
or Gray with Black top & band (militia)
Be sure to specify size and colors
C.S.artillery kepi
Confederate Staff ... Confederate. Infantry .. Confederate Cavalry ... Confederate Artillery kepi
(The branch hat brass on top is extra, see hat brass section below)
As the Civil War continued, mass production of kepis, and shortages in cloth & dye resulted in:
many Southern kepis to be made solid gray.
and most Union regulations called for solid navy blue kepis.



#HATKG Solid Color Kepis
available in: Navy Blue or Gray...$29.50

Be sure to specify size (or head measurement) and color.


civil war kepiscivil war kepis
civil war kepi . . Civil War Kepis with Branch insignia & number & letter
EXTRAS (see hat brass chart below)

BUMMERS & FORAGE CAPS: - The taller flop-over style. These are another style of early Civil War hat. The construction is the same as a kepi except they were taller. Many started out with a pompom on the front and an inside wire frame which caused them to stand tall. Because of how uncomfortable they were, and packing into a back pack usually ruined them, the wires were removed, the pompom discarded. Thus the Civil War bummer fashion became, the top of the bummer flopping to the side or front.
#HATB Solid Color Bummers - Available in Navy Blue or Gray - $29.50
Be sure to specify size
(or head measurement) and color.

kepi



KEPI's WITH RANK - Very Limited Inventory

Sizing for these specific hats: They run small!!!
Sm = 6 7/8 - 7 (or apx. 21" Head circumference) . . . Med. = 22 1/2" . . . Lg = 23 1/4" . . . L = 24 1/4"
#HATKR Gray Color Kepi with Gold Rank on top & sides
Very limited stock available:
LT & 1st. LT (1 strand)...SOLD OUT
Captain & Major (2 strands)...
(Have: 2 Sm.)...$37.50
General & General(4 strands)...
(Have: 1 Med.)...$42.50
Be sure to specify size (or head measurement).
kepikepi
Captain . . . . . . . . . . . Colonel


#HATKR Navy Blue Color Kepi with Black Rank on top & sides
Very limited stock available:
LT & 1st. LT (single strand)...SOLD OUT
Captain & major (2 strands)...(Have: 2 Small, 1 Large)...$37.50
Colonel & Lt. Col.(3 strands)...(Have: 1 Medium, 1 XL)...$42.50
General (4 strands)...(Have: 1 Large)...$45.50
Be sure to specify size (or head measurement).
kepi
The Navy Blue is almost Black
#HATKR Navy (almost black) Color
Kepi with Gold Rank on top & sides

Very limited stock available:
LT & 1st. LT (1 strand)...SOLD OUT
Captain & Major (2 strands)...
(Have: 1 Sm., 1 Med., 1 Lg)...$37.50
Colonel & Lt. Col.(3 strands)...
(Have: 1 Med., 1 Lg, 1 XL)...$42.50
General & General (4 strands)...
(Have: 1 Med)...$45.50
Be sure to specify size (or head measurement).
kepi
Captain


HAVELOCKS & OIL CLOTH KEPI COVERS
made in USA

havelock
havelock - kepi cover

Kepi & Bummer Accessories

#HTKS Replacement Kepi Strap..$4.75
#HTL1 Replacement Kepi Buckles...$.75
#HAVL Havelock White
100% white cotton
duck cover for kepis and bummers.
Very popular in 1861...$15.00
#HATKC Real Oil Cloth Kepi Covers

Proper kepi & bummer rain gear
Issued to both US & CS troops...$19.50

waterproof havelock
waterproof oil
cloth kepi cover



STRAW HATS -
made in USA

Also known as Flat Top Straw Boaters.
This is a properly square-woven straw hat, with a black ribbon hat band.
#HATS... Be sure to specify size (or head measurement).....$15.00
c.w. straw boater hat
civil war straw "boater" hat


FELT HATS - These are often referred to as Slouch Hats.
made in USA

The unfortunate soldier who was issued a kepi or bummer wore it for standing inspection, and when otherwise required. The only useful purpose it had was to keep your head warm. It did little to protect the wearer from sun, and provided even less protection from rain and snow. For this reason, lots of soldiers had felt hats. Officers also realized the uselessness of the kepis and bummers, and often adopted the alternative... felt hats.

We provide a quality wool felt hat. Our naked wool felt hats would sell for $89.50 to $165.00 in western shops, (if we left them on the manufacturing line to have sewn brims, plastic liners, and sweat bands installed.) These natural wool felt hats are just like the Civil War soldiers had. Our felt hats will not bleed color, and they will hold their shape well in the rain.
We do not sell flimsy color bleeding carnival hats which essentially melt in foul weather.
Our 100% wool felt hats are NOT modernized with sweat band, liners, metal grommet air holes, sewn edged, etc...

Gray was the most popular color with Confederate inf. and art.
Confederate cavalry used a lot of cream (off white).
Butternut was used when gray was not available.
Union wore black felt hats.

#HATF - Specify color, size, or measurement ... $29.50.


This is what your hat looks like when we ship it to you.

(Brim = 4"
Height = 5 1/2")
slouch hat
quality felt slouch hats for civil war
BLACK =
U.S. or C.S.
GRAY =
Confederate
BUTTERNUT (Brown)
= Conf. or Civilian
CREAM =
Conf. Cavalry
You get it wet, stick it on your head, and shape as you desire. (Do not try to shape while dry - causes wrinkles)
(Use Cold water for same size or stretching a little larger... Hot water for shrinking)
Below are samples of what you can do to your hat:

YOU
Shape your hat
while it is wet.
civil war felt hat
civil war style felt hats for cavalry, infantry, artillery and officers


With a little denting, squeezing, and pinching,
our felt hat blanks will shape into almost all Civil War military styles,
and many civilian styles too.

(They are not tall enough to make Hardees)
Once you have your hat formed the way you want it, let the hat dry completely so that the felt will permanently form.

Add a hat cord and some hat brass, . . . . (HAT CORDS AND BRASS FURTHER DOWN THIS PAGE)
... there is an incredible number of combinations you can make.




These are just a few of the many combinations you can make.

c.w. officer hats

Just like what they wore
in
Outlaw
Jose Wales

and
Many Other
Great C.W. Movies
civil war officer hats

If you are confused about which hat cords can be mixed with which insignia - give us a call - 540 888 3595

Basic guideline is as follows.
Enlisted wore = Wool hat cords with tassels: color is determined by branch, with stamped metal branch designation.
Commissioned Officers (2nd Lt. and higher) = Black & Gold with "acorns", and felt patch designating branch.
Generals wore = solid Gold Hat Cords with "acorns", and felt patch: U.S., C.S.A., or branch.

BRANCH DESIGNATIONS:
Artillery = Crossed Cannons = Branch color =RED
Cavalry = Crossed Sabers = Branch color = YELLOW
Infantry = Bugle = Branch color = BLUE
Surgeons are Commissioned Officer's = BLACK & GOLD
Medical Staff = Branch (See above)= GREEN or GREEN & YELLOW twist

HAT INSIGNIA

For designating branch, rank, unit, or state affiliation.
#OSTPLM Black Ostrich Plumes... not available at this time

OFFICER'S HAT CORDS:

#HTCCO Commissioned Officer's Black & Gold...$12.50
#HTCSG Solid Gold General's with acorns...$15.00
 c. w. officer's hat cordcivil war officer hat with cord
officer's hat cord . . .officer's hat


ENLISTED MAN'S HAT CORDS:

#HICR Red Artillery...$4.50
#HTCB Blue Infantry...$4.50
#HTCY Yellow Cavalry...$4.50
#HTCM Maroon Ordnance...$5.00
#HTCGN Green Medical...$5.00
#HTCGY Green & Yellow Medical Orderly...$5.00
civil war enlisted hat cordhat cord
hat cords: cavalry . artillery . infantry . . . . hat cord on hat

BRASS STAMPED ENLISTED MAN'S HAT INSIGNIA:

For designating Branch and Unit
These have wires or loops on the back for attachment.
To attach, poke a hole, (using something stronger than the hat insignia wire)
insert the wire, and bend without going through inner liner.
Most insignia goes on the front of felt or straw hats, on the top of kepis or bummers.

ENLISTED:
#HTIN2

Infantry
Bugle
$2.50
#HTIN3
Artillery
Crossed
Cannons
$2.50
#HTIN4
Cavalry
Crossed
Sabers
$2.50
#HTIN9
Small 1851
Crossed
Cannons
$5.00
#HTIN6
Large
Engineer's
Castle
$6.00
#HTIN10
Small
Engineers
Castle
$6.00
civil war hat insignia
. . .brass stamped - copies of originals - civil war hat insignia . . .
#HTIN5
Hardee
Brassard
$3.00
#HTIN14
Medical
Gold Wreath
"US" in silver
$7.00
#HTIN15
Rifleman's
Bugle
$7.00
#HTIN7
Irish
Harp
$5.00
#HTIN8
Ordnance
Bomb
$5.00
#HTIN12
Texas
Star
$4.00
#HTIN17
False
Embroidered
Sabers
$5.00
#HTIN16
Marine
Corp
Bugle
$12.50


HAT NUMBERS & LETTERS

#HTIN11
A - K hat letters ...$1.50 each
#HTIN#__
0 - 9 hat numbers ...$1.50 each
brass hat numbers
. . . copies of originals - civil war brass stamped hat numbers & letters . . .



SOLID BRASS CAST
HAT INSIGNIA:

brass hat insignia

With heavy brass prongs .
Popular use is to hold up
the side of your felt hat.

Attach by poking two holes
and bending prongs in a "c" shape.

#G954 Script "CSA" in hat Bugle...$12.50
#G955 South Carolina Palmetto...$12.50
#G956 Hat Bugle...$12.50

The following brass devices were made from the tongues of our two piece solid brass spoon & wreath buckles.
Please view our spoon & wreath buckles web page to see all of the styles.
We can make them with prongs or pins on the back...please specify.

Below are listed the ones we commonly stock.

#G951 Round domed "CS"...$10.00
#G952Raised Texas 5 point star in wreath
with "T E X A S" surrounding the star...$10.00
#G953 Round Virginia State Seal...$10.00
#G963 Round Musician...$10.00
#G958 Round "NC"...$10.00
#G960 Round N.C. State Seal...$10.00
#G959 Round La. Pelican...$10.00
#G962 Round Plain...$10.00
#G961 Round "SC"...$10.00
#G957 Round GA. State Seal...$10.00

brass hat insignia WE CAN MAKE THEM
OUT OF ANY OF OUR
SPOON & WREATH
BUCKLES

EMBROIDERED BULLION
OFFICER'S HAT INSIGNIA:

On Black Velvet Oval

Large Size are for Felt Hats ...$9.50
Small are for kepis &Bummers ... $7.50


#HTEWPL Gold Wreath Plain
#HTEINF Infantry Bugle
#HTEWCS Gold Wreath - & "CSA" in silver
#HIECAV Crossed Sabers
#HEWWUS Gold Wreath - & "US" in silver
#HTEART Crossed Cannon
#HTEMDS Gold Wreath - & "MS" in silver


embroidered Civil War Hat Insignia
black felt, gold embroidered,
copies of civil war hat insignia

THE FOLLOWING EMBROIDERED
HAT INSIGNIA ... $12.50 EACH:

#HTEUSS Gold Wreath - "USSS" in silver
#HTERFM Mounted Rifleman's Bugle
#HTESSR Gold Wreath - "US" Crossed Rifles "55" & in silver
#HTEEGT Topographical Engineer Wreath - die struck shield
#HTEEGC Engineer Corps Wreath - die struck castle
#HETMSC Field Musician Wreath - die struck lyre
#HIEPEN Pennsylvania Wreath - Gold applied Keystone
#HTECHP Chaplain's Wreath - Gold Applied cross
#HTESGC Signal Corp Crossed Flags


embroidered Civil War hat insignia
black felt, gold embroidered,
copies of civil war hat insignia
THE FOLLOWING ARE PRICED SEPARATELY

#HTEORD Ordinance Dept. Flaming Bomb...$9.50
#HTESCP South Carolina Palmetto Tree...$9.50
#HTEJFD Jeff Davis...$17.50
#HETMNr Masonic with round back...$9.50
#HETMNs Masonic no backer...$9.50
#HETSTR Blanket 6 point Star - out of stock
#HTETEE Topographical Engineer - Embroidered...$12.50
#HTEORE Ordnance Bomb Embroidered...$12.50
#HTEECE Engineers Castle - Embroidered...$12.50


embroidered civil war hat insignia

MEDALLIONS

picture St. Barbara's medallion and U.S. I.D. Disk
Civil War Union & Confederate personal I. D. Tags

#MSC1 Brass St. Barbara's (artillery) Detailed brass casting, of St. Barbara with stacked canon balls on back...$9.50
#MSC2 St. Barbara's
front as above with smooth blank back, ready for engraving as I.D. disk...$7.50
#MSC24 "WAR FOR THE UNION 1861"
pewter with shield on front. Back is blank for you to engrave...$2.00


METAL CORPS BADGES
...Please specify division color when ordering:
...$5.00 each

These are made of a copper alloy, have flat brass prongs to attach them.

Division Colors: . . . 1st - Red, . . . 2nd - White, . . . 3rd - Blue.

pictures of civil war corps badges
. . . . reproductions of civil war corps badges . . . .
. . . 1st . . . . 2nd . . . . 6th . . . . 11th . . . . 15th . . . . 17th . . . . 20th . . . . 4th . . . . 19th . . . . 3rd . . . . 24th

#CORPS...Choose from selection above, Order as #CORPS___, specify color...$4.00 each

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