An attempt to obscure a name in the lining appears to have been made at some time in the kepi's history. The buttons are Scovill buttons and correct for postwar State of New York issue. Measurements are: Crown diameter 5", with 2" rise at the front. We have marketed historical antiques since 1972 and attempt to describe them correctly. But, as collectors, each of us see things differently at times.We will attempt to work out any differences of opinion with you direct. We are not responsible for product misuse. The item "New York Militia Kepi red union civil war, early reproduction" is in sale since Saturday, May 15, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Reenactment & Reproductions\Uniforms". The seller is "tanglefoot1" and is located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.