The kepi is in great shape, leather head band is attached and in decent shape. On the front is a late post Civil War period infantry insignia badge with the number 23 in the middle (23rd New York). The buttons on the Kepi are Union Staff buttons from the Civil War period. The kepi is gray in color as was the New York Regiment in the late 1870s, not faded blue, they eventually did change to blue.
The kepi was made by - JH McKinney & Co. Stamped inside the kepi, hard to make out but there. JH McKinney & Co was in business from 1864 - 1872 New York. The leather band is in great shape for it's age, just a great piece.Chinstrap is there but barley on. Displays real nice, most people think it's Confederate because of the color and the style, it's not, but looks great. As displayed at e Militaria Collector Store. This would make a great display piece and would be a great addition to any fine collection or museum. The item "American Indian War U. Army 1872 Post Civil War Kepi, NY 23rd Infantry Regim" is in sale since Thursday, August 15, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Indian Wars (1866-97)\Original Period Items". The seller is "militariacollector" and is located in Anderson, California. This item can be shipped to United States.