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    Default Officer's Sack Coat - Notched Collar

    Several sutlers give you the option of having a civilian notched collar on your sack coat instead of the traditional roll collar. How common was this? All the photos I have seen of officers in sack coats show the more traditional collar. Is the notched collar under represented in our our?

    Thanks,
    John Ferrannini
    Surgeon, 67th NY, 1st Long Island Vols.

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    You might start here:
    http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/cwp/

    or here:
    http://www.historicalimagebank.com/g...um22/album109/

    Hope this helps!

    Kyle M. Stetz

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    Default officers sack coat

    Bump. Still looking for info.

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    http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/cwp/
    As has been given above, search for surgeons and then expand from there. If you have a good enough connection download the big images and you can see a lot of details. If you really want to know how many then do a tally of each type of sack coat, frock and jacket. A quick look shows as many jackets as sack coats and mostly frocks. Saw at least one set of shoulder straps with MS, quite a few with no shoulder straps and a lot of MS cap badges.
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    http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/cwp/

    Your best bet is to start looking at photos from the time period And, as always, the best research is the research you do yourself.
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    The 137th NY performed way, way better than the 20th Maine at Gettysburg. They just didn't have a self promoting blow hard of a Col. leading them. Maybe you should look up the history of the 83rd Pennsylvania too, they make the 20th Maine look like the rookies they were.
    There are some very good books out there about the fighting on Culps and Lower Culps Hill. Vincent's Brigade had nothing on those boys at the other end of the line.

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    I would suggest looking in a book but I don't know what books you might have so go to this site and look for photos: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/cwp/
    They have most of what are in the books.
    Tom Bramlette


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