Model of 1861 Chaplain'sUniform Frock Coat
Showing addition of braid on model of 1864-1880 Chaplain's Frock Coat
Per the 1861 US Army Regulations, Chaplains were to wear a single breasted Officer's frockcoat made in 19 ounce BLACK WOOL and having a black cotton lining. A deluxe grade of 16 ounce wool and/ or a black polished cotton lining is available at extra cost. Regulations stated the buttons were to be covered with black cloth also. According to Regulations, Chaplains were not authorized to wear shoulder boards until 1880.
In 1864, the Army Uniform Board enhanced the Chaplain's Frock coat with the addition of black braid in "herringbone" fashion across the chest at the buttons and buttonholes. See image at lower left. Note the buttons are still covered in black. This coat was used by Army Chaplains until 1880.
The US Army Regulations do not list shoulder boards being worn by Chaplains. Our frockcoats have raw bottom skirt edges as per most originals. All coats shown here are custom made. Because custom orders are not returnable, please go to the measurements page and submit your measurements when you order.
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