1st Hew Hampshire G.A.R. Kepi - Civil War Veteran Hat
Very cool G.A.R. kepi for the first New Hampshire regiment which fought at First Bull Run and other notable engagements. Very neat bullion patches and GAR buttons. Very solid structural condition. Damage consists of 2 nips to the fabric and a blister to the bottom of the visor all shown in the photos. Nips are hard to notice because of the dark color of the hat overall. Label looks to read "THE M. C. LILLEY & CO COLUMBUS OHIO MANUFACTURERS OF MILITARY AND SOCIETY GOODS". I am not sure what the loop and ring in the back are for but they are there and in good shape as well. This is really a nice piece as unit specific examples are not easy to find and New Hampshire gear in general is rare.