Re: Spaulding jacket/Illinois Infantry Jackets
Here's a photo of Tilghman Jones of the 59th Illinois Infantry (formerly the 9th MO Inf.). The 59th were issued two uniforms in 1862; one right before the Battle of Pea Ridge and a second following the Pea Ridge Campaign. So, I'm not sure when this photo was taken, but it also mirrors the NY State jacket, but this regiment is far beyong the first 15 regiments.
I know of another image of a soldier in the 22nd IL Inf. that is wearing a non-trimed jacket; i.e. a so-called Illinois made jacket. I lost the photo when my computer crashed, but I know where to find it again. Maybe I'll get motivated enough to go back and copy that image again for the sake of posting it.
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