While regulations were quite specific, the Confederate officer wore whatever hat was available at the time. Replacements were difficult to obtain, so many pieces of equipment or clothing were used until they were little more than rags. Surviving material was used up after the war due to the desperate economic situation in the South during Reconstruction. As a result, specimens of Confederate hats are very scarce.
1858 Hardee hat of Colonel Francis S. Bartow, of the 7th and 8th Georgia Regiments
1858 Hardee hat of Capt Paul Hamilton with North Carolina palmetto insignia and officer's hat cord Rubberized rain hat of Col. Bradflute Warwick, 4th Texas Infantry Full dress beaver skin chapeau of Capt. A. J. Grayson. Co. B (F), 45th Virginia Infantry
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Wool headwarmer of Mai Robert B Taylor, 6th Virginia Infantry Cotton havelock of W H. Kirkpatrick of Georgia
Non-regulation cap of Capt. David L Smoot, Alexander Artillery, Va Forage cap of Brig. Gen. George
13 Colonel's epaulettes of Brig. Gen. Alexander Gait Taliaferro
14 Captain's epaulettes of Mai Gen. H D. Clayton
15 Captain's epaulettes of Capt. James K. Lee, Co. B, 1st Virginia Infantry
Lieutenant - both grades
Captain and Maior
Lieutenant Colonel and Colonel
General - all ranks
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