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Author Topic: Question regarding Western Confederate jackets  (Read 2235 times)

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Offline JW1398

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Question regarding Western Confederate jackets
« on: June 08, 2011, 12:39:29 AM »
I'm relatively new to reenacting, and have a couple of questions about jackets in the western (Army of Tennessee) theater.  First, how common was jean wool?  Was it much more common than "regular" wool?  Also, in trying to develop a somewhat generic impression (2nd KY Infantry, Orphan Brigade) would a plain, nondescript shell jacket be more "versatile" than, say, a commutation jacket or Columbus Depot jacket?

Offline Mike S.

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Re: Question regarding Western Confederate jackets
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2012, 03:34:20 AM »
Although this is an old inquiry, I'll resurrect it with a reply since it went unanswered but is a very pertinent subject. It should be required reading for all who are seeking the same information.

I HIGHLY recommend that you read this entire article on the subject of Confederate Jackets, both Eastern and Western Theaters. Les largely wrote THE book on the subject:

http://www.military-historians.org/company/journal/confederate/confederate-1.htm
« Last Edit: May 25, 2012, 03:36:10 AM by Mike S. »