Re: Slouch Hat VS Kepi
This is my personal opinion and preference, but here in this part of the country the slouch hat is perferred simply because it serves multiple purposes. Shade, umbrella, and keeping your head somewhat warm. I have several Kepis, one blue,one jeanwool, one graywool. I find it difficult to wear my kepi very often cause I burn very easy. I always forget to pack sunscreen. I have a book that is one of those coffetable versions of big books. It is called 4000 photographs of the Civil War. In this book I was very surprised to see multiple pictures of slouch hats both ANV and Federal. Just to change the subject a little. I did notice that the Federals under the command of Gen Sherman, had photographs showing the soldiers that had on Slouch hats. I know that there are others that know more than me on this subject,but, I was very surprised at the number of Federals that had Slouch hats.
P. L. Parault
"Three score and ten I can remember well, within the volume of which time I have seen hours dreadful and things strange: but this sore night hath trifled former knowings."