Indian Wars Uniforms

US Cavalry Shell Jacket

Blue Wool shell jacket with 12 brass buttons down the front and cotton lined

Based on the pattern 1858 – 1872 with the yellow cotton piping trim.

If your size is not listed, please email us for  a quote.

 

 

 

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The shell jacket found its origins during the dashing militia ere and when the Confederates broke away from the Union the government wasted no time to put them into production. The shell jacket was made as a fabric saving measure rather than its make or style and become the standard government issue during the civil war for the confederates. These jackets were made in many different styles and by different depots in the states

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Trouser Braces/Suspenders

1 1/2 inch wide Canvas and Leather suspenders, with adjustable sliders. Button holes already made to fit onto your trousers.

These come in one size

Braces were not issued by the Government and were private purchase

Price: £10.50

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Union Junior Officer Frock Coat 1851-1875

Navy Blue Wool Frock Coat, fully lined with cotton, with tail pockets and 1 internal pocket.

3 Brass Buttons on each cuff, 9 down the front and 4 on the back.

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Price: from £70.00

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1876 Regulation Cavalry Overcoat for Enlisted & Officers

Sky blue double breasted with full cape and yellow lining reaching down to the sleeves, double row of five brass buttons down the front and ten small buttons on the cape.  (Officers may have letter C on the button shield).  An Officer on campaign wore his rank insignia just above the cuff or gauntlet line a circlet of embroidered gilt thread enclosing a single or double bar of silver thread.

This was the second attempt for the government to standardize the overcoat

Made from Wool with a long past elbow cape which has a yellow wool lining. Also Cotton half lined.

Make sure you order larger than normal as this coat is designed to go over all your other clothes.

More Sizes listed separately

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Price: £125.00

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Mens Underdraws

Cotton Mens Underdraws

Please contact us if you require a size which is not listed.

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Indian Wars Fatigue Blouse c1874-1884

This fatigue blouse replaced the disastrous pleated fatigue blouse of 1872.

 

Made from Navy Blue wool and yellow cotton piping, fully lined, with brass buttons.

 

 

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Price: £55.00

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Union Senior Officers Sack Coat

Senior Officers (for captain and above) Double Breasted Sack Coat made out of 16 ounce dark blue wool, lined in black cotton with internal pocket.

Has Domed Staff eagle buttons down front and also 3 on each working cuff.

Went out of service in 1874

Please remember to choose your chest size in inches when ordering. If you do not see your size, please email us for a quote.

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5 Button Fatigue Blouse c1884

The five button fatigue blouse was the next stage of evolution for the US Army and Cavalry as in 1882 the QM Department had mentioned a desire among soldiers to eliminate all piping from their field coats and shirts.  This blouse was to be standard issue until the Spanish American War apart from a small modification in 1885 with three outside pockets.

 

High Quality 100% Navy Blue wool, fully lined in cotton with an internal pocket and brass buttons.

 

Standard Regulation Issue for Indian Wars.

 

Made to order, if you do not see your size, please email for a quote.

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Price: £52.00

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Gauntlets Indian Wars

These leather gauntlets in an off white colour to represent deerskin are available in XL.

Price: £20.00

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1875 Cavalry Campaign Hat

The M1875 Regulation campaign hat was issued to Officers and Enlisted men.  This smaller brimmed hat with an arched crown succeeded the M1872 which was often worn like a cockade hat because of its large brim and was eventually replaced due to it in durability.

The new style 1875 hat remained in service until 1885 for Enlisted Men but Officers continued to wear the hat until the turn of the 20 century with a slight modification of ventilation holes punched into the sides of the  crown, cords for Officers remained the same black and gold with acorn ends.

 

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1874 Grey Undershirt

Issued spring of 1874 this pullover type shirt with placket, three buttons down the front and rounded collar was made by the US Government at the time, it was not until well after 1875 that the Army issuing board considered shirts to be underwear

 

This shirt is CS grey, but is showing more blue/purple by the camera lens.

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1876 Regulation Cavalry Overcoat for Enlisted & Officers – Outsized

Sky blue double breasted with full cape and yellow lining reaching down to the sleeves, double row of five brass buttons down the front and ten small buttons on the cape.  (Officers may have letter C on the button shield).  An Officer on campaign wore his rank insignia just above the cuff or gauntlet line a circlet of embroidered gilt thread enclosing a single or double bar of silver thread.

This was the second attempt for the government to standardize the overcoat

Made from Wool with a long past elbow cape which has a yellow wool lining. Also Cotton half lined.

Make sure you order larger than normal as this coat is designed to go over all your other clothes.

If you do not see your size, please email us for a quote.

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Price: £135.00

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Indian Wars Fatigue Blouse c1874-1884 – Outsized

This fatigue blouse replaced the disastrous pleated fatigue blouse of 1872.

 

Made from Navy Blue wool and yellow cotton piping, fully lined, with brass buttons.

 

 

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Price: £65.00

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5 Button Fatigue Blouse c1884 – Outsized

The five button fatigue blouse was the next stage of evolution for the US Army and Cavalry as in 1882 the QM Department had mentioned a desire among soldiers to eliminate all piping from their field coats and shirts.  This blouse was to be standard issue until the Spanish American War apart from a small modification in 1885 with three outside pockets.

 

High Quality 100% Navy Blue wool, fully lined in cotton with an internal pocket and brass buttons.

 

Standard Regulation Issue for Indian Wars.

 

Made to order, if you do not see your size, please email for a quote.

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Price: £60.00

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Indian Wars Farrier Chevrons

M1874 Farrier Horsehoe

Price: £14.00

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M1876-1884 Cavalry Trousers

In March the Secretary of War approved and introduced a new style of trousers which was also approved by the troops in the field.  The trousers were to have a strap and buckle on the back finally eliminating the years of adjusting cord, but still retaining the V-Shape slit for comfort.  The pockets were to be higher with a side watch pocket and the waist band had also been eliminated.

 

This Pair of sky blue wool trousers comes double seated, but with no strips

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M1876-1884 NCO & Officer Cavalry Trousers

In March the Secretary of War approved and introduced a new style of trousers which was also approved by the troops in the field.  The trousers were to have a strap and buckle on the back finally eliminating the years of adjusting cord, but still retaining the V-Shape slit for comfort.  The pockets were to be higher with a side watch pocket and the waist band had also been eliminated.

Trousers Strips

Trouser strips were issued to NCO’s to be worn along the seams of the trousers in conjunction with upper sleeve chevrons to identify his rank with his fatigue coat removed.

Corporal 1/2 inch

Sergeant 1 inch

Officer 1 1/2 inch

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Campaign Chevron 1873-1884 Chief Trumpeter

Between 1860 and 1900 regulations stated that all chevrons were to be worn only on dress and fatigue coats only and never on shirt sleeves.

Made out of wool and cotton, shades of yellow may vary

Price: £15.00

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Campaign Chevron 1873-1884 Principal Musician

Between 1860 and 1900 regulations stated that all chevrons were to be worn only on dress and fatigue coats only and never on shirt sleeves.

Made out of wool and cotton, shades of yellow may vary

Price: £15.00

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Campaign Chevron 1873-1884 Saddlery Sergeant

Between 1860 and 1900 regulations stated that all chevrons were to be worn only on dress and fatigue coats only and never on shirt sleeves.

Made out of wool and cotton, shades of yellow may vary

Price: £15.00

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Campaign Chevron 1873-1884 Post Commisary Sergeant

 

Between 1860 and 1900 regulations stated that all chevrons were to be worn only on dress and fatigue coats only and never on shirt sleeves.

Made out of wool and cotton, shades of yellow may vary

Price: £15.00

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M1882 Piped Dark Blue Overshirt

The 1882 pullover shirt was an attempt to get back to the old style shirts after the 1881 open front shirts and being reported in the field with general favour with the introduction of two front pockets and rubber buttons and branch of service piping around the collar, cuffs and pockets

 

Between 1866 and 1886 regulations stated that chevrons would only be worn on dress coats and fatigue coats only and never on shirt sleeves

 

Can also ben made in wool for the authentic reenactor.

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Price: £30.00

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M1883 Dark Blue Overshirt

In April 1883 the modified over shirt was issued to troops in the field but with the lack of branch of service on the collar, cuffs and pocket this was part of the governments drive to abolish all piping from uniforms in the cost cutting effort.  This shirt was still being issued until around  the Span-Am War.

 

Can also be made in wool for the authentic reenactor.

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Enlisted M1877 Cavalry Non-Regulation Trousers

In design these trousers were the same pattern as the 1876 though in 1877 the QM department had noticed that uniforms tended to differ in companies in different posts.

Also in 1896 a 7th Cavalry Officer Mjr Godfrey described in a letter how troopers under Col. Custer strengthened their trousers by having the garrison tailor reinforcing the seat with white canvas

Made to Order

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Officers & NCO – M1877 Cavalry Non-Regulation Trousers

In design these trousers were the same pattern as the 1876 though in 1877 the QM department had noticed that uniforms tended to differ in companies in different posts.

Also in 1896 a 7th Cavalry Officer Mjr Godfrey described in a letter how troopers under Col. Custer strengthened their trousers by having the garrison tailor reinforcing the seat with white canvas

Trousers Strips

Trouser strips were issued to Officers & NCO’s to be worn along the seams of the trousers in conjunction with upper sleeve chevrons to identify his rank with his fatigue coat removed.

Corporal 1/2 inch

Sergeant 1 inch

Officer 1 1/2 inch

Made to Order

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Indian Wars Piped Wool Shirt

We have made this for the authentic reenactor in very fine 100% wool.

The 1882 pullover shirt was an attempt to get back to the old style shirts after the 1881 open front shirts and being reported in the field with general favour with the introduction of two front pockets and rubber buttons and branch of service piping around the collar, cuffs and pockets

Between 1866 and 1886 regulations stated that chevrons would only be worn on dress coats and fatigue coats only and never on shirt sleeves

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Yellow Neckerchiefs

In the 1850-60’s it had been noted that campaign soldiers in the west were wearing scarves as neckerchiefs to keep from breathing in the dust, or to keep the dust out from under their shirts.  Though the items was never brought up before the cavalry boards before the turn of the 1900’s

Neckerchiefs not being government issue were private purchase and were in every size, pattern and colour as documented in photos and probably were never yellow until Hollywood films in the 20th century.

Made out of 100% cotton. Size approximately 20 inches square

Price: £6.50

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M1883 Dark Blue Wool Overshirt

We have made this for the authentic reenactor in very fine 100% wool.

In April 1883 the modified over shirt was issued to troops in the field but with the lack of branch of service on the collar, cuffs and pocket this was part of the governments drive to abolish all piping from uniforms in the cost cutting effort.  This shirt was still being issued until around  the Span-Am War.

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M1876 Officer’s Fatigue Blouse

This Officer’s blouse succeeded the M1872 Officer’s blouse for all services in the field which had previously had braided loops on the front and cuffs.

Made of dark blue fine wool with a tailored back with a short collar.  It has a cotton lining and one inside slip pocket, 5 federal buttons down the front and two on each working cuff.

Indian War Shoulder boards not included but can be purchased separately.

We do not keep stocks of this Blouse and once ordered will be made for you.

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Price: from £60.00

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Mens Underdraws – Sale

Cotton Mens Underdraws

Only the size listed are on sale.

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Old Price: £17.00

Price: £15.30

You save: £1.70! (10.00%)

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Officers & NCO – M1877 Cavalry Non-Regulation Trousers – Sale

Available as overstock – these trousers are already made and ready to ship and a bargain at that, all in rank of Sergeant.

 

In design these trousers were the same pattern as the 1876 though in 1877 the QM department had noticed that uniforms tended to differ in companies in different posts.

Also in 1896 a 7th Cavalry Officer Mjr Godfrey described in a letter how troopers under Col. Custer strengthened their trousers by having the garrison tailor reinforcing the seat with white canvas

Trousers Strips

Trouser strips were issued to Officers & NCO’s to be worn along the seams of the trousers in conjunction with upper sleeve chevrons to identify his rank with his fatigue coat removed.

Corporal 1/2 inch

Sergeant 1 inch

Officer 1 1/2 inch

Made to Order

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Old Price: £55.00

Price: £45.00

You save: £10.00! (18.18%)

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