The hat I am wearing is a reproduction of a Naval hat worn by sailors in both the Northern and Southern Navies during the American Civil War (1861-1865). This item was purchased from Port Columbus, the National Civil War Naval Museum in Columbus, Georgia. Port Columbus is a sensational source of historical information, books & CD's, authentic reproduction uniforms of the period, marvelous gifts, ironclad ship models, and superb pieces of china for the setting table. The Museum features Living History re-enactments with authentically clothed soldiers, sailors and civilians of the Civil War era. It is an award-winning resource for history buffs and Civil War enthusiasts of every age.