Kepi: a military cap with a round flat top usually sloping toward the front and a visor
(Source: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kepi Viewed 12/13/2020)
It was not in the heat and excitement of battle that these men gave up life. No cheer of victory roused them as their souls took flight, but in the loneliness of multitude, with a comrade only by their side, within the enemy’s lines and under a hostile flag, these sons of our beloved state passed to their great reward.
—Robert Kellogg of Connecticut
While a Curator was working on a project to learn more about Rossiter Kellogg – a local historian mentioned that we have a Civil War Kepi (hat), which belonged to Robert H Kellogg, Rossiter’s Father. Robert Kellogg was born in Pennsylvania, lived in Connecticut before the Civil War, was in Andersonville prison during the war then lived and died in Delaware, OH after the war. He is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery. According to our historian, Robert H Kellogg was the model for two Civil War statues, in both he is holding a kepi. The statues are in Hartford, CT and the Andersonville National Park in Georgia.
The kepi resides in the Cryder Library