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    United States Army Regulation Four-Button Fatigue Blouse with Maker and Inspector Markings United States Army Regulation Four-Button Fatigue Blouse with Maker and Inspector Markings. The omnipresent "sack coat of dark blue flannel" first appeared in 1859 and by the outbreak of the Civil War was standard issue to all branches of the Union Army. Utilitarian, inexpensive and simple; the sack coat was worn in camp and battlefield and seldom survived in any condition to be retained as a souvenir. After the war, surplus stockpiles were issued until exhausted. It is among the most difficult items of soldier's clothing to obtain and specimens are rarely available on the market. Blue wool exhibits small scattered holes and a few small repairs, but nothing distracting. Retains its four original general service "eagle" buttons. Maker's markings "Jas P. Boylan Newark N.J." in the left sleeve and the partial stamp of Cincinnati Depot, along with size designation number "1." The piece also has its original full lining of loosely woven brown wool and the standard large breast pocket. Lining shows wear at the neck and at one arm pit. Each sleeve exhibits original infantry sergeant's chevrons which appear to sewn on post war.

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    December, 2014
    13th Saturday
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