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I also agree. United Confederate Veteran. Its elastistic material. similar too officers uniforms into WW2. Still very collectible especially if you can ID the owner! Could also be theatrical.


Pvt. James H. Honey 1st Md. Eastern shore Vol. Inf. Co. D (union) Gettysburg
Pvt. George Eddie Lear 26th Inf. Co.H 1st Div .(WW1) P.H. WIA Cpl. Richard Elsea 268th C.A. Bn. Battery A. WW2 SSgt. Grant Elsea 314th Inf. Hq.Co. I.R.79thDiv. WW2
Cpl. Harry Lawrence Butler Jr 23rd Regt. WIA Korea Lt. George Olin Tilghman 111th MG. 29th Div. WW1 DIS France 1919
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Are we sure it's even American? After all, the coat is located in Germany. Could be European in origin. The coat is gray in color, but the bullion shoulder trim doesn't seem to resemble anything related to CSA.

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Thank yourself for the statements, gentlemen ... You have an idea what the shoulder boards represent ... Regards Gerd

 

That type of bullion trim reminds me of what I have seen on German-made insignia. Just doesn't look like American-made bullion trim. For this coat, it may be just decorative trim and not represent any rank. I think the coat is European.

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Gerd,

 

Keep in mind, and I am by no means an expert or even close to one on US Civil war uniforms, but just abut every CSA officers uniform was custom made. some were made by tailors, others homespun, others where "upgraded" enlisted uniforms, it all depended what the man could afford or what resources were available at the time. The southern states did try to adhere to the same basic regulations, but compared to the north- there are many, many different variations on how officers (and enlisted) uniforms were made, worn etc etc. Its a interesting area to study. If you are interested I would go online and look at pics of surviving uniforms.

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of course some confederate uniforms had shoulder boards

 

this famous pic shows second lieutenant j. b. washington ... the guy on our left sits with his old westpointclassmate, second lieutenant g. a. custer, on the day Washington was captured, 31 May 1862

 

 

 

 

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Here is some examples from a confederate book i have. I did not see anything like your jacket at all with those kind of shoulder straps.

But like some forum members said all different gray colors ,because of the dye they used.And how it lasted over 150 years. Iam no expert. just showing some examples. Hope it helps

 

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On the battlefield, Pfc Edward Ahrens, an Able Company BAR man, lay dying, soaked in his own blood.

 

As his company commander, Lew Walt cradled him in his arms, he surveyed the scene around them. Nearby lay a Japanese officer, a sergeant, and thirteen enlisted men, all dead. Ahrens had been shot twice in the chest and bayoneted three times. He whispered to Walt, "Captain, they tried to come over me last night, but I don't think they made it." Choking back tears, Walt replied softly, "They didn't, Eddy. They didn't."

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Not CW period.

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100% not Civil War. 100% not 19th century. Materials, cut, construction are all 20th century. Compare the sleeves of the photos you (and other forum memers) have provided against that of your purchase.

It may have had some nice Tenn state seal buttons on it at some point thought...

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I would have to agree. That fabric is in no way Civil War period. It could even be a costume from a movie.

 

 

 

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