I have read in multiple places that Coachman's Hats ddn't come into being, or become popular, until the late 1800's (1870's or 1880's?). However, I have seen a couple of Civil War era photographs showing men wearing vrtually the same style hat, regardless of what they were called. In the past, I have received conflicting feedback on this question as to whether a Coachman's Hat would be appropriate to wear as a Civil War era civilian? So, I'm going to give it one more shot and see what the knowledgeable folks on this forum have to say. Thanks!