Make your own free website on Tripod.com

Overcoat

Overcoats: For commisoned Officers and For Enlisted Men. Other Articles.

(Above this line - not in original printing)

OVERCOAT
For Commissioned Officers.

1559. A "cloak coat" of dark blue cloth, closing by means of four frog buttons of black silk and loops of black silk cord down the breast, and at the throat by a long loop á échelle, without tassel or plate, on the left side, and a black silk frog button on the right; cord for the loops fifteen-hundredths of an inch in diameter; back, a single piece, slit up from the bottom, from fifteen to seventeen inches, according to the height of the wearer, and closing at will, by buttons, and button-holes cut in a concealed flap; collar of the same material as the coat, rounded at the edges, and to stand or fall; when standing, to be about five inches high; sleeves loose, of a single piece, and round at the bottom, without cuff or slit; lining, woolen around the front and lower border, the edges of the pockets, the edges of the sleeves, collar, and slit in the back, a flat braid of black silk one-half inch wide; and around each frog button on the breast, a knot two and one-quarter inches in diameter of black silk cord, seven-hundredths of an inch in diameter, arranges according to drawing; cape of the same color and material as the coat, removable at the pleasure of the wearer, and reaching to the cuff of he coat-sleeve when the arm is extended; coat to extend down the leg from six to eight inches below the knee, according to height. To indicate rank, there will be on both sleeves, near the lower edge, a knot of black silk braid not exceeding one-eighth of an inch in width, arranged according to drawing, and composed as follows:

1560. For a General--of five braids, double knot.
1561. For a Colonel--of five braids, single knot.
1562. For a Lieutenant-Colonel--of four braids, single knot.
1563. For a Major--if three braids, single knot.
1564. For a Captain--of two braids, single knot.
1565. For a First Lieutenant--of one braid, single knot.
1566. For a Second Lieutenant and Brevet Second Lieutenant--a plain sleeve, without knot or ornament.
For Enlisted Men.

1567. Of all Mounted Corps--of sky-blue cloth; stand-and-fall collar; double-breasted; cape to reach down to the cuff of the coat when the arm is extended, and to button all the way up; buttons (1467).

1568. All other Enlisted Men--of sky-blue cloth; stand-up collar; single-breasted; cape to reach down to the elbows when the arm is extended, and to button all the way up; buttons (1467).

1569. For Cavalry--a gutta-percha talma, or cloak extending to the knee, with long sleeves.

OTHER ARTICLES OF CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT

1570. Flannel shirt, drawers, stockings, and stable-frock--the same as now furnished.

1571. Blanket--woolen, gray, with letters U.S. in black, four inches long, in the centre; to be seven feet long, and five and a half feet wide, and to weigh five pounds.

1572. Canvas overalls for Engineer soldiers--of white cotton; one garment to cover the whole of the body below the waist, the breast, the shoulders, and the arms; sleeves loose, to allow a free play of the arms, with narrow waistband buttoning with one button; overalls to fasten at the neck behind with two buttons, and at the waist behind with buckle and tongue.

1573. Belts of all Enlisted Men--black leather.

1574. Cartridge-box--according to pattern in the Ordnance Department.

1575. Drum-sling--white webbing; to be provided with a brass drum-stick carriage, according to pattern.

1576. Knapsack--of painted canvas, according to pattern now issued by Quartermaster's Department; the great-coat, when carried, to be neatly folded, not rolled, and covered by the outer flap of the knapsack.

1577. Haversack--of painted canvas, with an inside sack unpainted, according to the pattern now issued by the Quartermaster's Department.

1578. Canteen--of tin, covered with woolen cloth, of the pattern now issued by the Quartermaster's Department.



BACK TO TITLE PAGE
Index to Text of 1861 Uniform Regulations