CIVIL WAR SINGLE BREASTED CONFEDERATE SHELL JACKET
made in USA
Updated: October 2013

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Single Breasted Confederate Shell Jackets

"Single Breasted" refers to the way the coat closes over the chest & buttons closed.
A single breasted coat has one row of buttons down the center of the chest.
A double breasted coat has 2 rows of button down the front of the chest.

General information about American Civil War Confederate Shell Jackets

Before the Civil War, single breasted shell jacket existed in the U.S. military as the preferred coat for the mounted enlisted man. (Cavalry & Mounted Artillery) It was also very popular with mounted militia troops. Because this style jacket barely comes below the belly button, the mounted enlisted man has more freedom of movement and is less likely to become entangled with his sword, horse, and other mounted gear... Thus the reasons that it was adopted by the Confederate mounted troops. A number of Infantry troops also adopted the shell jacket troops, or cut the skirts off of their frock coats. The cut frocks have no trim on the bottom edge of the coat, and are commonly referred to as roundabouts.


We tailor make each shell jacket specifically for you... just as it was done during the Civil War.
These coats are made from correct Civil War patterns, and are made of uniform quality wool & lined in 100% cotton.
Our uniform patterns came from measuring actual coats in the basement of the Richmond Museum of the Confederacy and many other museums.

Print down our (Click Here) Printable COAT ORDER FORM and work your way through all the possible options.
Near the bottom of this page, find links for Trim Options, Rank, Buttons, Hats, and more...
Feel free to give us a call with any questions you may have.

The Basic Coat

plain shell jacket
Plain S.B. Shell

The basic Plain Single Breasted Shell Jacket...$155.00 up thru size 48"
($175.00 for sized 50" thru 64")
See Printable Coat Order form for PRICES of extras.

Basic Description: & *Options*
Body lined in canvas
Sleeves lined in muslin
Sleeves plain No Cuff
Coat will have only one row of button holes.
CS Coats will have *7 Large Button Holes evenly spaced* vertically down front of chest
Coats do not come with buttons...
Coat has inside breast pocket
SEE PICTURES WITH DESCRIPTIONS BELOW FOR MANY MORE OPTIONS
plain sjell jacket back
Back Plain S.B. Shell

Confederate Shell Jacket - Single Breasted - Add Cuff & Change Collar to Branch Color

Add:
Branch
Color
Cuff &
& Change
Collar to
Branch Color
artillery shell jacket
Artillery - Red
cavalry shell jacket
Cavalry - Yellow
infantry shell jacket
Infantry - Sky Blue
Richmond shell black cuff and collar
Richmond, VA - Black

Confederate Shell Jacket - Single Breasted - Branch Piping
Piping is a predominately Confederate trim. It is a round edging that is sewn into the seam of a coat.

Add:
Branch
Cuff &
Change
Collar color
and
Add
Piping
Front Edge & Coat Bottom
Artillery Cuff Cullar Piped shell jacket ADD:
Piping
Top of Collar
& Add
Matching Cuffs
Add
Pipe Cuff
Infantry piped shell jacket ADD:
Pipe
Top & Bottom
of Collar
Add Cuffs & Pipe Cuffs
Add
Pipe Front
Pipe Bottom Hem
Cavalry piped shell jacket

Add: Belt Loops - Matching
plain single breasted  shell jacket
(& (2 Large buttons)
ADD: Piping:
both Back Curved
Seams and Top &
Bottom of Collar
also ADD:
Belt Loops
Pipe Belt Loops
(& 2 Large buttons)
piped belt loops for single breasted shell jacket
ADD: Piping
both Back Curved
Seams and Top
& Bottom of Collar
ADD
Belt Loops
Solid Color
Add Cuff,& Pipe Cuff
Pipe Bottom Hem
(& 2 Large buttons)
Solid belt loops for singlebreasted  shell jacket
Coat has Pointed Back

Add:
Branch Color
Cuff &
Change Collar
Color
Pipe Front
& Bottom
ADD
Sgt. Rank


single breasted shell jacket with branch and rank
INFANTRY -SGT.
Add:
Matching Cuff
Pipe
Cuff & Collar
Top & Bottom

Pipe Front & Bottom
Plus: Rank Art. Sgt.
artillery shell jadket
Artillery - Sgt.

Can also ADD:
Pair of Epaulets
(add 2 Large Buttons)
Epaulets Plain
plain Epaulet
Epaulets Piped
Piped Epaulet
Epaulets Solid Branch Color
solid Epaulet

Brown Wool:
Add Cuff &
Change Collar
to Navy Color
Pipe Front
9 BUTTONS

single breasted shell jacket with branch and rank
Early War Militia
Roundabout
Dark Gray Wool
Late
War
Only 5
Pewter
Buttons
artillery shell jacket



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