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Uniform coat of a St. Louis Grays militiaman, c. 1858-1865

Discussion in 'Civil War Uniforms & Relics' started by chubachus, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. chubachus

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    Source: Missouri History Museum.
     

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  3. major bill

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    Very nice item. Thank you for posting this.
     
  4. AUG

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    Here's a photo of Joseph Boyce in the uniform of the St. Louis Greys, Feb. 22, 1859:

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    From his Find A Grave page: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/33042762/joseph-boyce#

    The St. Louis Greys were the oldest militia organization in the city, formed in 1832. As part of the Missouri Volunteer Militia they were captured in the Camp Jackson affair in 1861. After parole many of the members then enlisted in Confederate service, forming Company D of the 1st Missouri Infantry, organized by Col. John S. Bowen in Memphis, TN. Joseph Boyce served in the company as an officer until the end of the war.
     
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    A nice uniform, thanks for posting it @chubachus. I don't remember ever seeing it before.
     
  7. BlueandGrayl

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    Looks Confederate.

    On the other hand, no wonder Missouri was embroiled in a civil war within a civil war.
     
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    It always amazes me how small they were in those days. Thanks for posting.
     

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