Civil War Kepi caps

Two Civil War kepi caps, marked "Bent & Bush Boston" on inside crown. One cap has black leather brim, the other is missing brim. Both caps are black wool with red velvet strip and gold braid. Two embossed gold buttons on either side of cap read: "Mass Volunteer Militia". Underside of buttons reads "Hobinson Makers"

(cap with brim temporarily on exhibit in room 1a, glass-topped display cabinet)

Year (or year range): 
1861-1865
Approximate era: 
1851-1900