State cockaides

33rdVaCoB

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Hello everyone, I was wondering how historically accurate I it to wear a state cockaide on a kepi or forge cap. I currently have one on my officers kepi and my Virginia cavalry officers slouch hat . And is there any proof of soldiers doing this ? Thanks
 

DixieRifles

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I assume you are referring to this? ---
Cockade def: a rosette or knot of ribbons worn in a hat as a badge of office or party.

I've never seen anything like one. They had been worn under the old tricorne hats and some modern caps under an insignia. I would like to hear more.
 

captaindrew

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I've never seen one in one of the few photos of Confederates in the field, prisoners, or casualties so I'd say no or very rare, not to say never. I'm a minimalist in my Confederate impressions as far as any adornments go. I've seen a few in studio photos.
 

Lampasas Bill

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Probably only appropriate during the first few month of the war. Most likely a farewell gift from a loved one.
 
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