Original U.S. Indian Wars / Spanish-American War Federal Army Issue Pattern 1887 Fatigue Sack Coat With Blue Trousers
Original Item: Only One Available. U.S. Army Issue Pattern 1887 Fatigue Blouse (AKA “Sack Coat”). Standard Issue to every U.S. Army Soldier during the late Indian Wars and Spanish-American War, up through the transition to the Model 1902 Coat which was the 1887’s Successor. These were intended to be a loose-fitting garment for wear in the field, as opposed to a tailored parade uniform, these were utilitarian by design.
Five-Button Front, each button is of the Indian Wars “Chicken Head” pattern button, each marked Horstman. The internal lining is still completely attached and is constructed of lovely black satin. The cuffs both bear colored stripes denoting 10 years of service in the Army. There is a pinned paper tag on the interior that has the name Charles Livingston written on it, making for a wonderful research opportunity. The included blue wool trousers are in wonderful condition.
One of the longest worn uniforms in U.S. Army History was the Fatigue Blouse, or Sack Coat. Having been worn from the 1850s up unto 1902 in one form or another. The Dark Blue Fatigue Blouse is synonymous with the image of the typical U.S. Army soldier of the 19th Century. This is an excellent example, and ready for display!
Collar to shoulder: 8.5"
Shoulder to sleeve: 26”
Shoulder to shoulder: 15”
Chest width: 16.5”
Waist width: 16.5"
Hip width: 19”
Front length: 28.5 "
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