Confederate Enlisted Mans Butternut Shell Jacket
Wool Butternut shell jacket with 7 brass buttons down the front and cotton lined
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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