I'm researching Federal shell/roundabout/militia jackets for my impression.
As stated in the above article, there was a lot of variation, but it seems the only consistencies are: two cuff buttons, and good quality woolen broadcloth.
My question is: are there any standard measurements for the placement of the cuff buttons? Obviously, it won't be exact, considering some were state-issue and private purchase. Also, which way do the eagle cuff buttons face?
Were most cuffs functioning (versus having decorative buttons)?
Were there any commercially made "Type I" forage caps? I can't find any original Type I's that specifically say "commercially produced", it seems most had squared bills.