In October of 1859, US Marines, placed under the command of Army Colonel Robert E. Lee, were called to put down the insurrection of John Brown's group at Harpers Ferry, Virginia. The enlisted Marines were wearing the 1852 US Marine Fatigue Jacket shown here.
This jacket is made using our 21 ounce sky blue field service wool and has a full cotton lining. Nine Marine button front. Two front pockets for musket caps. Split cuff with single button closure. Shoulder straps with buttons. Machine stitched buttonholes- hand stitched buttonholes available as an option.
Rank stripes at this time for the Marines were a single diagonal stripe of 1/2" yellow worsted lace for Corporals and two stripes for Sergeants. The stripe was placed on each sleeve below the elbow, with the outer points inclining diagonally towards the elbow. See picture enlargement.
All USMC uniforms are custom made for each order. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery. Because custom orders are not returnable, please visit our measurement page, and submit your measurements when you order.
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