- Nov 3, 2019
Here is an unidentified fellow who served with the Virginia State Milita wearing a regulation frockcoat.
(I think he may have been an officer but I'm not sure correct me if I'm wrong)
What would the enlisted men of the Virginia Milita have worn?
Frockcoats or shell jackets?
Can someone please help me out with this?
Virginia Militia Uniform Regulations
|From the 1858 The Militia Law of Virginia pp. 111-118|
"All officers are to wear a frock coat of dark blue cloth; the skirt to extend from two-thirds to three-fourths of the distance from the top of the hip to the bend of the knee; single-breasted for captains and lieutenants; double-breasted for all other grades. For cavalry - Same color, material, &c. as above; collar and cuffs to be edged with a cord or welt of yellow cloth. For artillery - The same as for cavalry; trimmings of scarlet cloth. For infantry - The same as for artillery; trimmings of sky blue cloth. For riflemen - The same as for infantry; trimmings of emerald green cloth."