This article of uniform clothing is an original, Civil War example of headgear manufactured in the Confederacy and presented here in wonderful, original intact condition. The period artifact is a small, dark blue colored, wool kepi, suited for a child, and adorned with gold braid trim made in the chasseur pattern. Kepi features construction consistent with other known Civil War kepis and is correct for the Civil War period. Made of dark blue, wool broadcloth material with the band the same, cap measures 2” high in the front, 5” tall in the back with a 4 5/8” diameter top. Centered on top of kepi is a 1/16” – 1/8” diameter hole that apparently held a button or similar circular device that left a 7/8” diameter impression. Trimmings appear to be a gold metallic braid hand-sewn to the body with a single strand thread.