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Posted By: Ken Dombroski on: 05/20/2002 20:35:30 CDT|
Subject: Signal Corps Uniforms for Reenactors
In an earlier thread we pretty much established that Federal SigC uniform was a relative term during the war. Now, I'd like to get a feel from the SigC reenacting community regarding recommendations on uniforms for signalmen doing a circa 1863 Army of the Potomac impression.|
Beyond the obvious choice of sack coat, light blue foot trousers, and forage cap, what would be acceptable? Untrimmed 12 button mounted service jackets and trousers? Plain 9 button roundabout jacket? Would the authorized Signal Corps jacket have been available in 1863 (and does anyone make a reproduction of it today)?
NCO insignia - the 1864 regs specified yellow chevrons and trouser stripes, but what were they wearing in 1863? What do most SigC reenactors wear, yellow or blue?
How about weapons: sabers, pistols, and carbines perhaps? Any known documentation of what was issued to the troops?