Pre Civil War

As with earlier time periods, it is important to consider more than the obvious variables when choosing a hat for your impression. We donít just make hats without understanding the reasons for these details, so, if youíre in doubt, ask your groupís uniform or costuming specialist, or speak with Bill directly.

Headwear styles seemed to change about every decade, and one needs to consider the movement geographically of these styles. Where are you, when are you, and who are you are three important question to ask yourself. The easiest choice would to be very versatile and generic.

Here are some of our custom pieces, stock pieces below . . .


Seminole Wars Folding Leather Hat US14 m. 1851 or 1853 Shako US21 Officer's Dragoon HatUS22
Militia ShakoUS38
1859 U.S. Marine ShakoUS35  m.1839 Mexican War Forage Cap (2 Patterns)
 Corps of Discovery Hat US37 m.1812 Leather ShakoUS42 Bell Crown ShakosUS43 M1833 EM Dragoon ShakoUS44 1825 Pinwheel HatsUS45