Mounted Services jackets:
In a general orders Dated January 20, 1854
states " A Uniform Jacket of Dark Blue as dress and fatigue wear for all
mounted branches of the army." Mounted Services Jackets have a 6 piece
body, 2 piece sleeve and a tall standing collar with a 12 button front.
Materials used for these coats was a fine woven Dark Blue Broad cloth with
lining varying per jacket. While the General orders call for a white
flannel lining (Domet) some originals have been noted to have linings of
Grey jean wool, and various cottons. Each jacket is trimmed with the
appropriate branch of service tape, Red for Artillery and Yellow For
Calvary. The Jacket I produce is a Schuylkill Arsenal Mounted Services
Jacket, The Schuylkill Arsenal was a prolific government supplier for the
federal army at which most garments were completely handsewn. My Jackets
have all the visible stitching handsewn, with the main (Invisible) seams
machine sewn. While this jacket was mostly issued to mounted branches,
there is evidence of the jackets use by Infantry men with the trim
- Schuylkill Arsenal infantry jackets, This
Shell Jacket sometimes mistakenly referred to as a "signal corps jacket"
is a very versatile garment good in any theater and for officer
impressions. The Jacket features a 2 button functional cuff and 11 button
front. The jacket is made from wool broadcloth as per original examples,
and lined with cotton shirting per some originals that exist. The jacket
has all visible stitching handsewn w/ logwood dyed thread and stamped with
the correct SA and size stamp.
Sizes 40-46, size 46 add $10 to the price.
- Schuylkill Arsenal Mounted Services jacket,
This is the common jacket of the Calvary and Artillery Branches and
trimmed in the appropriate branch of Service colors. The Jacket features
a 12 button front and a functional cuff with 2 buttons. These jackets are
made from wool broadcloth and lined with your choice of jean wool or domet
flannel (both seen in surviving originals). All visible Stitching is
handsewn w/ logwood dyed thread and tape trim is applied by hand. Stamped
with correct SA and Sizes Stamps.
Sizes 40-46, Size 46 add $10 to the price.
New York State Jacket:
Copied from an original in the West Point Museum.
This coat features functional epaulets and is corded in a French blue
cording (not piped like some frocks or jackets) machine sewn and
handsewn per originals. half lined in brown polished cotton and has an
8 button front complete with correct NYS buttons.
$225 Paid Postage
*For all Handsewn versions of these items add $100
to the price*