As the temps drop and the wind kicks up, we're introducing two new items to help you compete with ol' man winter.
Sergeant Hayden's Drawers
These wool flannel drawers are copied from an original pair worn by Sergeant Daniel E. Hayden of the 149th New York Volunteers.
The original pair was made from red wool flannel and had cotton a waist band and cotton cuffs. They are closed with one button on the waistband and one each on the cuffs.
These are a civilian pattern and there is no evidence these were military issue.
These will normally be $75, but we're introducing them this month at $65.
For more details, click here: http://www.cjdaley.com/wooldrawers.htm
Pvt. Smith's Overcoat
This civilian-style overcoat was worn by Archibald "Archie" Smith. His mother made this coat for him which he wore while serving with the Georgia Battalion of Cadets during the war.
Body is jean or cassimere, homespun lining for the body and red wool lining for the cape. Comes with civilian coin buttons. It is hand topstitched, with 23 hand sewn buttonholes
The coats are running $425.00
For more details, click here: http://www.cjdaley.com/smithovercoat.htm
“I received the bundle when I got here…the overcoat is delightful.
I almost hated to wear it; it looked so nice and camp spoils anything,
so I thought there was no use to keep it to look at.”