Home Learn about Images Contact Us Links Subscribe
Indian Wars Pards
Click on an image to enlarge
Indian Wars Pards ¼ plate tintype which must have come from an album as it is skinny on the sides but displays well. A shout out to Dr. Mike Cunningham for providing the description on this one! The seated soldier with the cigar is wearing a rare uniform. It is the model 1872 pleated fatigue coat. Derived from the Breckenridge coat worn by some Confederates during the Civil War, it proved unpopular with the regular army, and was discontinued in 1874 in favor of the 5 button fatigue blouse with piping in the branch of service colors. The soldier appears to be wearing Sergeant’s stripes on the pants legs, which are not paralleled by sleeve insignia. The standing soldier is wearing a private purchase sack coat that was cut tight. That was a popular style ca. 1869-73. He also is wearing the 1861 pattern sky-blue mounted trousers with creases in the front of the legs, which was a new style of pressing. Both soldiers are wearing what look like the 1872 pattern forage cap.
Shipping Weight: 0.5 lb
Item # 23670

We are currently not accepting orders on-line. If you would like to purchase this item please email medhurstmd@aol.com or give a call 913-851-8462