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    Rare Government Contract Infantry Shell Jacket Rare Government Contract Waist Length Shell Jacket. Bearing the "SA"markings of the famed Schuykill Arsenal in the sleeve, this short shell jacket, sometimes called the "infantry uniform jacket" became popular with the Union soldier from about the close of 1863 through to the end of the war and the government ordered hundreds of thousands of them. This example conforms to those seen in many period photographs, particularly images of the Signal Corps taken in 1864-65. The jacket is without piping, has a low collar and is closed with 11 small eagle "staff" buttons, two buttons at each cuff and single buttons on each side of the collar. The body has a padded course cotton lining with interior pocket at the left breast. Shows scattered mothing, a few 1/2" holes and some small repairs. Interior lining shows areas of heavy wear, cotton sleeve linings fine. Well liked by the Civil War soldier, it is a difficult uniform to find today.

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    December, 2014
    13th Saturday
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