We are now proud to
carry caps made by Mike Anderson of Anderson Dry Goods. Over
several decades Mike has established a reputation of high quality and
excellent customer service, and we have already received several caps
from Mike and they are all outstanding. We are fortunate to offer
a wide variety of US caps and will try and maintain a modest in stock
supply of caps. We are also happy to take orders for our
different models of caps in various sizes. All of the bills on
the federal caps are hand painted using a period correct paint
NOTE: Other varieties of caps can be made available
when the need
arises. Living History groups who portray specific units that require a
specific cap can make requests here. Also, if you are planning on
attending an event, were a unit is being portrayed requiring special
made head gear (ie. Ist Rhode Island wearing a State Issue Chasseur
Style Cap, Etc.), this is a place for those requests.
U.S. FORAGE CAP "TYPE I" - M
& G MANUFACTURE $90.00
"Type I" is a modern term used to identify federal issue caps having a
small disk (approximately 5") and a bill that is not fitted, creating a
curved and gently sloping visor. Mine features a hand enameled bill and
chin strap, along with a embossed leather sweatband. Lined in brown
polished cotton with a Murphy & Griswold label.
U.S. FORAGE CAP "TYPE II" – LJ
& IP MANUFACTURE $90.00
"Type II" is modern term used to identify federal issue caps having a
large disk (approximately 6") and a fitted bill that remains flat when
worn. Features a hand enameled bill and chin strap, along with a
embossed leather sweatband. Lined in black cotton with a Lewis J &
Issac Phillips label.
U.S. COMMERCIAL FORAGE CAP
Unmistakable in appearance with its taller crown and more "tailored"
look, when compared to issue forage caps. These caps were purchased by
officers and enlisted men alike. Features a bound leather bill, hand
painted along with chin strap. Lined in black sateen with a quilted
top. Also features a gold makers stamp of James Y. Davis.
U.S. CHASSEUR (Kepi) CAP- OFFICER
This is the ultimate beauty in officers head gear. Features a bound
leather bill, hand enameled, and chin strap. Lined in black silk with a
quilted top. Topped off with a gold makers stamp of James Y. Davis.
U.S. McDOWELL STYLE CAP
Unique style Civil War Cap that would make a great addition to any
Officers kit. Lined in black cotton sateen with quilted top. Bound
leather bill, hand painted along with chin strap. Topped off with a
gold makers stamp of James Y. Davis.