Wool uniforms worn by US Union soldiers in the American Civil War.
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.
U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum, Ft. Lee, VA
“The Collar,” Fabric of War, accessed December 6, 2022, https://fabricofwar2018.omeka.net/items/show/4.