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Re: [Uniforms] Uniforms First Manassas

Have done additional research on this subject. Stocktonís Independent Infantry Regiment a.k.a. 16th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment. This regiment was formed outside of the state governmentís control, directly under the Secretary of Defense. The state apparently was reluctant to supply the uniforms and the federal government appears to have supplied the first uniforms. Photographs show a nine button roundabout jacket with a small standing collar. The jacket was without epaulets. There may have been buttons on sleeves (some seen to have two buttons and some seen to have none) and perhaps even dark trim (the photos are not clear enough to be sure) With the jacket dark moderately loose trousers without NCO stripes were worn. Headgear was apparently a hat or dark kepi. This uniform is a bit like the state issue uniform for the 1st and 2nd Regiments, but, was manufactured in Cincinnati. The regiment departed the state with few if any uniforms issued and the uniforms were sent to Washington D.C. to meet up with the regiment. An unidentified Detroit newspaper clipping from September 1861 gives the newly issued uniform as dark blue coats, dark blue pants, a black felt hat and light blue overcoats. They are much more handsome than the common blue or grey uniforms, provided for the other regiments and said to be more durable

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