The Collar

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Title

The Collar

Subject

Wool uniforms worn by US Union soldiers in the American Civil War.

Description

The stitching here is so even it almost looks like machine work, but is hand sewn. The double-layer, high standing collar protected a soldier from drafts, just as the elbow length cape added protection from wind and weather.

Source

U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum, Ft. Lee, VA

Date

1861-1865

Format

Colour photograph

Citation

“The Collar,” Fabric of War, accessed December 6, 2022, https://fabricofwar2018.omeka.net/items/show/4.

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