CS Greatcoat Blockade Run British Import
The British army pattern greatcoat imported from England by S.Isaac, Campbell & Company was different to the Confederate regulation overcoat as it followed the British Crimea pattern with a stand up style collar that could also be laid down with a fastening button on the collar, also it had two button holes at the front bottom of the skirt that could be secured to two buttons at the hips, pulling the front of the coat away from the front of the legs this was a common style with European army’s at the time. all greatcoats were issued with the Old English Script buttons and the torso lining was made of white natural woollen flannel.
In 1863 it was reported in Virginia after a number of Confederate prisoners had been taken, that “prisoners taken here were better clothed than we had, and that all had been provided with over coats and jackets of better material than our own” and went on to say that “they were all of English make and it was conclusive evidence of successful blockade running”.
Early as 1862 blockade runners were docking with Military Grey Overcoats into Wilmington, February 1863 it was reported that some 8,675 greatcoats had been shipped and 14,250 waiting to be shipped in the London docks, and as late as 1864 shipments of great coats were still being shipped.
Our Greatcoat is made to order and comes with script I buttons
It also will be warmer than most other greatcoats due to the flannel half lining.
Made of Dark Grey (Richmond Grey) 100% Wool and brass buttons.
This one offered for sale is the first prototype and has a slightly different back belt which we are altering on the next run, plus does not have the top button on the collar. Size 48 so will fit a 44.
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