Early Civil War Alabama Cavalry Coat of Henry Bascom Boddie. This Early Civil War Alabama Cavalry Coat is all original. All the buttons are original as sewn to the jacket. This coat is accompanied by a pair of M1855 style Dragoon Epaulettes, also original to the jacket. H. B. Boddie was born July 25, 1846 in Mississippi. He enlisted in Company G, 2nd Alabama Cavalry, in ealry 1862 an dserved until 1865. He was elected as an officer shortly after his enlistment, bt rank shows primarily as a private. There is some evidence indicating he also served in another Alabama Cavalry Unit. He became a physician later in life and died November 29, 1925 in Alabama. His coatee is a variant of the US Model 1855 swallowtail jacket. It is a triple breast and is adorned with a total of 36 Confederate Blockade Imported Manuscript I Coat Buttons. All the backmarks are “Halfmann and Taylor, Montgomery, Alabama.” The cuffs are trimmed in flat brass bullion wire surrounding a yellow gold insert to the blue body. All buttons are original as sewn to the coatee. Early in the War, many mounted units preferred the earlier style swallowtail jackets. The design being split in the tail allowing an easier mount and dismount. The coat shows honest wear from service. This Early Civil War Alabama Cavalry Coat shows light field wear and minimum insect damage. It has no alterations from the original form and design. The lining is off white and padded with padded quilting. Boddie’s name and unit is inked in the right sleeve. There are many examples of Alabama Early War Soldiers wearing the same style jacket. This Early Civil War Alabama Cavalry Coat is Depot Inspected. It is a Pre-War Regulation Mounted Dragoon Cavalry Coat. This is what The State of Alabama had in the Storehouses at the start of the War of Northern Aggression. The Confederate Buttons are absolutely original to this coat. Putting this coat late 1861 or early 1862 issue. I have included a picture of another Civil War 2nd Alabama Co. G. Soldier wearing similar jacket. The body of the jacket is broadcloth dark blue wool and trimmed in a yellow gold flay wool tape. All materials are 100% Mid 19th Century, including the “Z” twist cotton two ply sewing thread. The cuff buttons are plain military enlisted eagle buttons. They are also original as sewn in the period. This Early Civil War Alabama Cavalry Coat is pure as they come out of the bushes. There is one button loose. I can have it professionally sewn back on if buyer wishes. I would prefer to sell this to a collector. I would hate to see the buttons taken off and sold separate. The Identification would still drive the coat with pre-war eagles but, the beauty of this is the Alabama Cavalry History.


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Early Civil War Alabama Cavalry Coat

  • Product Code: Early Civil War Alabama Cavalry Coat
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  • $45,000.00


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