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  • Redbeard
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    This look extremely simple to make. I supposelight blue trim for infantry?


    Originally posted by mike44thva View Post
    Re: Officer's great coats

    Yes there is: http://historical.ha.com/itm/militar...ription-071515

    I seem to remember an old post in this forum with a photograph of a Fed. Lieutenant wearing a knapsack with a greatcoat/overcoat rolled ontop (I'm searching for it). You won't be able to tell what color/type of overcoat it is, but its there. You may find reference in period writings of soldiers and officers choosing to forgo the cape/greatcoat/overcoat and wear their blanket instead when it gets cold.

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  • MuleyGil
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    Re: Officer's great coats

    Originally posted by JEBminnesota View Post
    Oh to have a Brooks Brothers Overcoat.
    Don't forget that it was Brooks Brothers uniforms that were responsible for the term "shoddy".

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  • Rob Weber
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    There is also the Coat that belonged to Ezra Carman.

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=...57201313506320

    Rob Weber

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  • JEBminnesota
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    Originally posted by Ambrose Bierce View Post
    Link to another high-end officer's coat. Some interesting history behind it, too.

    https://kentstateuniversitymuseum.wo...-war-uniforms/
    Oh to have a Brooks Brothers Overcoat.

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  • Ambrose Bierce
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    Re: Officer's great coats

    Link to another high-end officer's coat. Some interesting history behind it, too.

    https://kentstateuniversitymuseum.wo...-war-uniforms/

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  • JEBminnesota
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    Re: Officer's great coats

    Here is a Overcoat worn by a captain in the 5th Minnesota.
    A fair amount of officers wore this type of coat. We just don't see too many pictures of officers wearing them.
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  • RickD
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    Thanks for the help! I appreciate it!

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  • LeftCoastYank
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    Re: Officer's great coats

    Here is General Charles P. Stone wearing his regulation officer's greatcoat as a cloak, which is pretty slick if you ask me!



    And here is Meredith Howland, an officer of the 7th New York State Militia. He is wearing what looks like a mounted pattern greatcoat. However, I suspect it's actually an overcoat unique the the 7th's gray and black, pre-war uniform.

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  • Don't Call Me Sir
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    He obviously bought up sutler's row.

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  • DougCooper
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    Wow, that officer has it all going on - serious boots, sash, nice officer's sack, hooded cape, cool gloves and a rain cover on his kepi.

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  • Eric Tipton
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    And an even closer angle:

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  • Eric Tipton
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    Thank you John! This was driving me crazy. I have been looking for a good image of an officer in some kind of an overcoat on the LOC for the last two days. Here is another close-up version to going with my fellow Eric's post:

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  • Palmyra Possum
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    There is also a staged photograph of zouaves being loaded onto an ambulance under the supervision of an officer. The officer is wearing a hooded cape like this.
    Yep, doing what officers do best pointing out the obvious while the enlisted men do the real work.

    "He goes in there."

    "Really, sir? Gosh, thanks!"

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  • LibertyHallVols
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    There is also a staged photograph of zouaves being loaded onto an ambulance under the supervision of an officer. The officer is wearing a hooded cape like this.

    Edit: Found the photo!!

    http://www.authentic-campaigner.com/...nce-Photograph
    Last edited by LibertyHallVols; 02-24-2016, 06:01 PM.

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  • mike44thva
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    Re: Officer's great coats

    Yes there is: http://historical.ha.com/itm/militar...ription-071515

    I seem to remember an old post in this forum with a photograph of a Fed. Lieutenant wearing a knapsack with a greatcoat/overcoat rolled ontop (I'm searching for it). You won't be able to tell what color/type of overcoat it is, but its there. You may find reference in period writings of soldiers and officers choosing to forgo the cape/greatcoat/overcoat and wear their blanket instead when it gets cold.

    Leave a comment:

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