* OFFICIAL *
Regtl. Staff Chickamauga 2018
- Mar 15, 2013
Southern Confederacy. (Atlanta, Ga.), March 06, 1862, page 3.
Alvin Kimsey Seago was an Atlanta merchant operating a general store located at the corner of Forsyth and Mitchell Streets in Atlanta. Here he requests to purchase 500 yards of Country Brown Jeans, also referred to as "best brown Jeans" - delivered immediately at my store. The ad also tells us that he was purchasing this brown jeans specifically for the "Confederate Continentals."
I feel sure that Alvin would have known exactly what kind of fabric the Continentals wanted for their uniforms ---- his brother Eli Merrill Seago was the Captain of the Confederate Continentals, which became Company F of the 20th Georgia. How many uniforms would 500 yards make?
What does "Country Brown Jeans" look like? Would all the Companies of the 20th GA have had early uniforms made of the same fabric? What about earlier than March 1862? Interestingly, a uniform attributed to Pvt Matthew Reynolds of Co K 20th Georgia sold through Morphy Auctions in the Fall of 2005. It looks brown to me. Reynolds enlisted in 1861 and served through at least July 1862.
So is this uniform that was auctioned off in 2005 made of this "best brown Jeans" aka "Country Brown Jeans"?
Lot 2254. CONFEDERATE UNIFORM JACKET AND PANTS. (56267)
Thanks in advance for your help. @Package4 @major bill @ucvrelics @Rusk County Avengers