An identified coat to a soldier in Company E, 5th U.S. Infantry.
1884 Private’s Dress Uniform Coat- Accoutrements.
The coat has a makers label on the inside collar, named to “E.A. Armstrong, Detroit, Michigan,” making this coat circa Spanish American War era. Inside the the right sleeve lining is the name (that appears to be) “G.S.Stephenson/E .5/ 36,” and lower on the tan lining. Once again this unit designation is written on the inside left lining, “Co. E 5th/ 36.” A size stamp is found inside the right sleeve lining- “36.” The buttons are Scovill general service eagles.
The dark blue and white wool are fine condition. Light soiling to the white wool. Lower interior green lining shows wear, and tan padded lining shows soiling.
An 1874 waist belt and buckle, with McKeever cartridge box came with the uniform, but I can verify that these have always been together. Belt leather show crackled finish, but looks good and leather is pliable. The cartridge box shows about the same wear, and marked Watervliet Arsenal.
All makes for a nice displayable group.
|Dimensions||26 × 24 × 22 in|