View single post by PvtClewell
 Posted: Fri Mar 21st, 2008 04:09 am
 PM  Quote  Reply  Full Topic 
PvtClewell
Member


Joined: Wed Jun 13th, 2007
Location: North Carolina USA
Posts: 420
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 

  back to top

Don,

Good question. I know nothing about uniforms, but I did find this site:

http://www2.inxpress.net/jwedeward/original_frock_coat.htm

Considering that we're speaking specifically of the Iron Brigade, which made frock coats and Hardee hats famous, I chose this particular page. Frock coats apparently had tons of pocket space in the tails. Trousers perhaps at least two pockets. Shell jackets apparently no pockets. Overcoats and sack coats may have had at least breast pockets. Maybe our reenactor friends can help us on this.

And it looks like you could carry an entire change of clothing in those Hardee hats. :)

 Close Window