I recently began to seek-out shirts to complete portions of
my collection. Shortly thereafter, I came to discover how
difficult it is to find original issued items. Unlike a
military uniform, a decent shirt could still be worn in
civilian life upon discharge; therefore, items like shirts,
hats, and marching shoes could be put to use on the farm.
The shirts I am displaying in this post are all private
purchased items that were similar to their army issued
The blue wool shirt resembles the 1883 issued shirt with
the exception of the omission of the two breast pockets, as
well as a tab that buttons under the collar, nor is it lined.
The buttons are the same.