CWDigitalDigest Federal Fatigue Blouse - Volume II, Episode 3


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Apr 1, 1999
Martinsburg, WV

Published on Feb 3, 2016

The fatigue blouse was arguably the most common coat amongst Union enlisted men of all branches. Simple (and inexpensive) to produce, it is a mainstay of Union living history impressions.

This episode of Civil War Digital Digest features uniform maker Dan Wambaugh in a discussion about what makes a quality fatigue blouse. Dan uses the criteria we’ve reviewed in an earlier episode to teach you how to make an informed decision when you look to purchase one of these for yourself.

We want to thank the Wood County Historical Center and Museum for the use of two previously unpublished images of Union soliders wearing the fatigue blouse. To find out more about them, visit their website at

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