Union Enlisted Shell Jackets Made in USA. Artillery, Cavalry, Dragoon, Roundabout Styles

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Federal Union Shell Jackets - Enlisted

C&C Sutlery has a large selection of US Enlisted Shell Jackets.

C&C Sutlery strives to meet the needs of both the entry level reenactor as well as the reenactor striving for the most authentic representation. Authentic and correct shell jackets are always lined with a cotton or linen lining. This attention to authenticity obviously increases the cost of the jacket. C&C Sutlery offers many jackets in an unlined version for an economically affordable price.

All of our enlisted shell jackets can be customized to meet your needs. In many cases, we can duplicate a shell jacket from a picture. If the options below don't meet your needs, call us to discuss your specific customization.

 
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Please let us know if you buy your clothes in TALL (generally if you are are 6'2" or taller) or SHORT (generally if you are 5'7" or shorter), have a large neck, have an exceptionally broad chest and very narrow waist, or any other clothing fitting specifics you think we should know about so that we can make your clothing to fit YOU!

All Shell Jackets with the exception of STANDARD Colors, Styles, and Sizes as listed below are custom made specifically for you and are subject to a restocking fee. 

    • STANDARD SHELL JACKETS:Sizes 38-48 Regular Length; Enlisted; Unlined; Untrimmed; 7-Button Front Shell Jacket in Navy Blue or Medium Gray Wool. All Budget-line Shell Jackets.

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$89.95

This UNLINED shell jacket is US State Militia Enlisted jacket, often called a "Roundabout'. An untrimmed jacket, the roundabout was a carry over from the Mexican War period. It was used by several Union States as their State Militia Uniform coat.

This basic jacket is made from 20 oz Federal (Navy) blue wool, with an inside pocket and 9 button front of US Eagle, medium sized buttons. The jacket features straight sleeves with non-functional cuffs without buttons. The jacket has a standing collar about 1-1/2" high.

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$117.95

This LINED shell jacket is US State Militia Enlisted jacket, often called a "Roundabout'. An untrimmed jacket, the roundabout was a carry over from the Mexican War period. It was used by several Union States as their State Militia Uniform coat.

This basic jacket is made from 20 oz Federal (Navy) blue wool, is muslin lined, with an inside pocket and 9 button front of US Eagle, medium sized buttons. The jacket features straight sleeves with non-functional cuffs without buttons. The jacket has a standing collar about 1-1/2" high.

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$84.95

This basic shell jacket is unlined and made from 20 oz Federal (Navy) blue wool, has a 7 button front of US Eagle, medium sized buttons. The jacket features straight sleeves with non-functional cuffs without buttons. The jacket has a standing collar.

Options for this jacket include:

+ Epaulettes
+ Belt loops
+ Exterior Pocket

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$59.95

An untrimmed jacket, the roundabout was a carry over from the Mexican War period. It was used by several Union States as their State Militia Uniform coat.

This budget-line jacket is made from 15 oz Federal (Navy) blue wool. The body is lined in black cotton and the sleeves are lined in unbleached muslin. There is one inside pocket. 9 button front is of US Eagle, medium sized buttons. The jacket features straight sleeves with non-functional cuffs without buttons. The jacket has a standing collar about 2" high.

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$107.95

This basic shell jacket is lined with muslin and made from 20 oz Federal (Navy) blue wool, has a 7 button front of US Eagle, medium sized buttons. The jacket features straight sleeves with non-functional cuffs without buttons. The jacket has a standing collar.

Options for this jacket include:

+ Epaulettes
+ Belt loops
+ Exterior Pocket

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$99.95

This is a US shell jacket with piped infantry sky blue branch of service trim on the collar and cuff. The shell is unlined and made from 20 oz Federal (Navy) blue wool, has a 7 button front of US Eagle, medium sized buttons. The jacket features straight sleeves with non-functional cuffs without buttons. The jacket has a standing collar.

The jacket in the above picture shows the OPTIONAL exterior pocket.

Options for this jacket include:

+ Muslin lining
+ Epaulettes
+ Belt loops
+ Exterior Pocket

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$99.95

This is a US Shell jacket piped with Artillery red or Cavalry yellow branch of service trim on the collar and cuff. basic shell jacket is unlined and made from 20 oz Federal (Navy) blue wool, has a 7 button front of US Eagle, medium sized buttons. The jacket features straight sleeves with non-functional cuffs without buttons. The jacket has a standing collar.

Options for this jacket include:

+ Muslin lining
+ Epaulettes
+ Belt loops
+ Exterior Pocket

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$179.95

This US regulation shell jacket was worn by US Light Artillery units throughout the war. This jacket is trimmed in artillery red.

This shell jacket is made from 20 oz Federal (Navy) blue wool, is lined with muslin, and has with an inside pocket. The jacket has a 12 button front of US Eagle, 5/8" buttons. The jacket has 2 button functional cuffs and 2 buttons on each side of the standing collar and saber belt bolsters (pillows) on the back.  The collar trim has double rows of tape. The collar, sleeve, front edge, bottom, back seams, and bolsters of the jacket are trimmed 3/8" tape.

The bolsters were set at the bottom of the rear/side seams and were designed to 'bolster' the weight of an artillery saber belt which carried the pistol and saber of a mounted soldier. The mounted services jackets are typically longer than most other Civil War shell jackets as the belt needed ride above the bolsters.

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$69.95

This US regulation shell jacket was worn by US Light Artillery units throughout the war. This jacket is trimmed in artillery red.

This budget-line shell jacket is made from 15 oz Federal (Navy) blue wool. The body is lined in black cotton and the sleeves are lined in unbleached muslin. There is one inside pocket. The jacket has a 12 button front of US Eagle, 5/8" buttons. The jacket has 2 button functional cuffs and 2 buttons on each side of the standing collar and saber belt bolsters on the back.  The collar trim has double rows of tape. The collar, sleeve, front edge, bottom, back seams, and bolsters of the jacket are trimmed 3/8" tape. The bolsters are rolled.

The bolsters were set at the bottom of the rear/side seams and were designed to 'bolster' the weight of an artillery saber belt which carried the pistol and saber of a mounted soldier. The mounted services jackets are typically longer than most other Civil War shell jackets as the belt needed ride above the bolsters.

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$179.95

This US regulation shell jacket was worn by US Cavalry units throughout the war. This jacket is trimmed in Cavalry yellow.

This shell jacket is made from 20 oz Federal (Navy) blue wool, is lined with muslin, and has with an inside pocket. The jacket has a 12 button front of US Eagle, 5/8" buttons. The jacket has 2 button functional cuffs and 2 buttons on each side of the standing collar and saber belt bolsters (pillows) on the back.  The collar trim has double rows of tape. The collar, sleeve, front edge, bottom, back seams, and bolsters of the jacket are trimmed 3/8" tape.

The bolsters were set at the bottom of the rear/side seams and were designed to 'bolster' the weight of a saber belt which carried the pistol and saber of a mounted soldier. The mounted services jackets are typically longer than most other Civil War shell jackets as the belt needed ride above the bolsters.

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$69.95

This US regulation shell jacket was worn by US Cavalry units throughout the war. This jacket is trimmed in Cavalry yellow.

This budget-line shell jacket is made from 15 oz Federal (Navy) blue wool. The body is lined in black cotton and the sleeves are lined in unbleached muslin. There is one inside pocket. The jacket has a 12 button front of US Eagle, 5/8" buttons. The jacket has 2 button functional cuffs and 2 buttons on each side of the standing collar and saber belt bolsters on the back.  The collar trim has double rows of tape. The collar, sleeve, front edge, bottom, back seams, and bolsters of the jacket are trimmed 3/8" tape. The bolsters are rolled.

The bolsters were set at the bottom of the rear/side seams and were designed to 'bolster' the weight of an artillery saber belt which carried the pistol and saber of a mounted soldier. The mounted services jackets are typically longer than most other Civil War shell jackets as the belt needed ride above the bolsters.

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$179.95

This shell jacket was used by Dragoons from 1833 through 1850 including the Mexican War. Dragoons were the mounted service before 1846. Dragoons were re-designated "Cavalry" in 1861. This jacket is trimmed in Dragoon orange.

This shell jacket is made from 20 oz Federal (Navy) blue wool, is lined with muslin, and has with an inside pocket. The jacket has a 12 button front of US Eagle, 5/8" buttons. The jacket has 2 button functional cuffs and 2 buttons on each side of the standing collar and saber belt bolsters (pillows) on the back.  The collar trim has double rows of tape. The collar, sleeve, front edge, bottom, back seams, and bolsters of the jacket are trimmed 3/8" tape.

The bolsters were set at the bottom of the rear/side seams and were designed to 'bolster' the weight of a saber belt which carried the pistol and saber of a mounted soldier. The mounted services jackets are typically longer than most other Civil War shell jackets as the belt needed ride above the bolsters.

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$199.95

This US regulation musician shell jacket was worn by US Light Artillery, Cavalry, and Infantry units throughout the war. Select Artillery red trim, Cavalry yellow trim, or Infantry blue trim.

This shell jacket is made from 20 oz Federal (Navy) blue wool, is lined with muslin, and has with an inside pocket. The jacket has a 12 button front of US Eagle, 5/8" buttons. The jacket has 2 button functional cuffs and 2 buttons on each side of the standing collar and saber belt bolsters (pillows) on the back. The collar trim has double rows of tape. The collar, sleeve, front, front edge, bottom, back seams, and bolsters of the jacket is trimmed 3/8" tape.

The bolsters were set at the bottom of the rear/side seams and were designed to 'bolster' the weight of a saber belt which carried the pistol and saber of a mounted soldier. The mounted services jackets are typically longer than most other Civil War shell jackets as the belt needed ride above the bolsters.

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$177.95

New York State militias and volunteers were issued distinctive uniforms instead of the US Government issued uniforms. The New York State Coat was adopted in April 1861 replacing the Frock Coat.

Distinctive features of this 8-button front Infantry shell jacket are the piped stand up collar, piped shoulder straps, and a single piped belt keeper loop on the left side. The tube sleeve has a non-functional cuff decorated with 2 buttons. This shell jacket uses New York State buttons. The bottom front edge is slightly curved. The jacket is lined with muslin and has an inside pocket. 

An exterior 'slash' left breast pocket at the forth button, inverted 'V" piping at the cuff, a 9-button front, or piping down the jacket front are options. The shell jacket in the pictures is shown with the optional 9-button front, left breast slash pocket, "V" cuff piping, and front piping.

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$177.95

New York State militias and volunteers were issued distinctive uniforms instead of the US Government issued uniforms. The New York State Coat was adopted in April 1861 replacing the Frock Coat.

Distinctive features of this 8-button front Infantry shell jacket are the piped stand up collar, piped shoulder straps, and a single piped belt keeper loop on the left side. The tube sleeve has a non-functional cuff decorated with 2 buttons. This shell jacket uses New York State buttons. The bottom front edge is slightly curved. The jacket is lined with muslin and has an inside pocket. 

An exterior 'slash' left breast pocket at the forth button, inverted 'V" piping at the cuff, a 9-button front, or piping down the jacket front are options.

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$179.95

This is a St. Louis Depot Mounted Services Jacket produced by the St. Louis Depot, a major supplier of jackets for Trans-Mississippi Federal cavalry and artillerymen during the war.

The jacket has the standard 6-piece body and 2-piece sleeve of the mounted shell jacket, but has some distinctive differences as well. This shell jacket is made from 20 oz Federal (Navy) blue wool, is lined with muslin, and has with an inside pocket. The jacket features an 11 button front (instead of 12) of US Eagle, 3/4" buttons. The jacket has 2 button functional cuffs and 2 buttons on each side of the standing collar and saber belt bolsters (pillows) on the back. The collar trim has SINGLE rows of tape. The collar, sleeve, front edge, bottom, back seams, and bolsters of the jacket are trimmed 3/8" tape denoting branch of service: red for artillery and yellow for cavalry.

The bolsters were set at the bottom of the rear/side seams and were designed to 'bolster' the weight of a saber belt which carried the pistol and saber of a mounted soldier. The mounted services jackets are typically longer than most other Civil War shell jackets as the belt needed ride above the bolsters.

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$179.95

The corps was organized under authority of General Order No. 105, U.S. War Department, dated April 28, 1863. The Invalid Corps of the Civil War period was created to make suitable use in a military or semi-military capacity of soldiers who had been rendered unfit for active field service on account of wounds or disease contracted in line of duty, but who were still fit for garrison or other light duty, and were, in the opinion of their commanding officers, meritorious and deserving. The title "Veteran Reserve Corps" was substituted for that of "Invalid Corps" by General Order No. 111, dated March 18, 1864.

Those serving in the Invalid Corps were divided into two classes:
  - Class 1, partially disabled soldiers whose periods of service had not yet expired, and who were transferred directly to the Corps, there to complete their terms of enlistment;
  - Class 2, soldiers who had been discharged from the service on account of wounds, disease, or other disabilities, but who were yet able to perform light military duty and desired to do so.

The jacket is made from 20 oz. sky blue wool, is lined with muslin, and has one inside pocket. The jacket has a 12 button front of US Eagle 5/8" buttons. The jacket has 2 button functional cuffs and 1 button on each side of the standing collar. The trimmed epaulettes also feature one button each. The jacket is trimmed with dark blue 1/2" tape. The collar has a single row of double tape. The collar, jacket front edge and bottom, inverted "V" on the sleeves and epaulettes are all trimmed. The jacket back is plain and without bolsters. The sides are slit and trimmed.

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$189.95 $151.97 On Sale!

NEW, never worn SIZE 40 Short.

C&C Sutlery US regulation shell jacket was worn by US Light Artillery units throughout the war. This jacket is trimmed in artillery red.

This shell jacket is made from 20 oz Federal (Navy) blue wool, is lined with muslin, and has with an inside pocket. The jacket has a 12 button front of US Eagle, 5/8" buttons. The jacket has 2 button functional cuffs and 2 buttons on each side of the standing collar and saber belt bolsters (pillows) on the back.  The collar trim has double rows of tape. The collar, sleeve, front edge, bottom, back seams, and bolsters of the jacket are trimmed 3/8" tape.

The bolsters were set at the bottom of the rear/side seams and were designed to 'bolster' the weight of an artillery saber belt which carried the pistol and saber of a mounted soldier. The mounted services jackets are typically longer than most other Civil War shell jackets as the belt needed ride above the bolsters.

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