This plate shows the regulation double-breasted overcoat and elbow-length cape with standing collar. Greatcoats of completely regulation pattern were scarce, numerous semi-regulation styles being the most common. One of the privates illustrated wears a regulation kepi (complete with regimental number on the front, an ornament frequently not issued); the other wears a home made cloth or woollen cap, and a knitted 'muffler'.
Company.'B' of the 15th Virginia Infantry, the 'Virginia Life Guard', wore uniforms made at the Crenshaw Woollen Mills of Richmond, Virginia, consisting of a blue flannel 'hunting shirt' with blue fringes, blue cap, black trousers and white gloves. This was an unusual variation on the usual type of volunteer uniform.
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