Civil War Period Regulation Chapeau De Bras - Inventory Number: UNI 090 / Sold
One of the least seen Civil War era headgear in images is the chapeau-brass a.k.a. chapeau-de-bras. All the U.S. services wore these up to and after the Civil War. This style of bicorns were worn fore-and-aft by the time of the Civil War. The Civil War Army version was a more modern style than older Army chapeau-bras and here is the "modern" Civil War style.
The term "chapeau-brass a.k.a. chapeau-de-bras, a.k.a. chapeau du brass" was referred to in 1861 in Army Regulations as " a light French chapeau" . This example was a wartime manufactured version and is the shorter 1861 pattern which replaced the antiquated looking styles that had been worn in the years leading up to the Civil War.
Inventory Number: UNI 090 / Sold