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Uniform of the Georgia State Navy 1861

Discussion in 'Civil War Uniforms & Relics' started by major bill, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. major bill

    major bill Major Forum Host

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    While posting books needed in your Confederate uniforms library I saw this uniform that I had not thought about in a while. The Georgia State Navy were to wear these rather odd naval uniforms. The rest of the Confederate naval, the Confederate navy, the Louisiana State Navy and the Virginia State Navy wore uniforms similar to U.S. naval uniforms. I am not sure where the concept of the red jumper came form. Does anyone have information on why a red jumper.

    Image 2 is Virginia State Navy and 3 is the rather odd Georgia State Navy. PS the Georgia Navy Man looks like he is hung over. Extra points to whoever knows who made his cutlass.

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    Volstad, the artist might know.
     
  4. Klaudly

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    I do not know the origin of the red jumper, but was provided for Georgia Navy Regulation
     
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    World wide, the use of red naval uniforms in the 19th century would have been fairly rare. The U.S. naval uniforms styles usually followed the rest of the world and Confederate naval uniforms be mostly based on U.S. uniforms. I do wonder why Georgia went with red jumpers.
     
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