Federal Caps

    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 recipe. 

    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.


Sizing Chart

Military Size
Civilian Size
Measurement (inches)
1
6 3/4
21 1/8
2
6 7/8
21 1/2
3
7
21 7/8
4
7 1/8
22 1/4
5
7 1/4
22 5/8
6
7 3/8
23
7
7 1/2
23 1/2
8
7 5/8
23 7/8
9
7 3/4
24 1/4




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  $105.00

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 GRADE   $110.00

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  $105.00

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.