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

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"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.


Single Breasted Union 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 Union Shell Jackets

The navy blue single breasted shell jacket existed in the U.S. military as the preferred coat for the mounted enlisted man. (Cavalry & Mounted Artillery) 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. The reserves and invalid corps had jackets made in sky blue. (Union Infantry troops were mostly issued Sack Coats.)


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 and Sleeves lined in muslin.
Sleeves plain No Cuff.
Back of Shell Jacket is straightnot pointed.
Coat will have only one row of real button holes.
U.S. Coats will have *9 (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

U.S. Shell Jacket - Single Breasted - Branch Taping
Taping is a predominately U.S. trim. It is a flat 3/8" wide wool twill tape that is sewn next to seams and near edges of coat.

ADD:
Taping
Top of Collar
& Add
Matching Cuffs
Add
Tape to Cuff
U.S. Infantry taped shell jacket ADD:
Tape
Top & Bottom
of Collar
Add Cuffs & Tape Cuffs
Add
Tape Front
Tape Bottom Hem
U.S. Cavalry taped shell jacket ADD:
Tape
Top & Bottom
of Collar
Add Cuffs & Tape Cuffs
Add
Tape Front
Tape Bottom Hem
Cavalry taped shell jacket
ADD Collar Bars

COLLAR BARS
Cavalry = yellow
Artillery = Red
Collar Bars
ADD:
Tape: both
Back Curved
Seams and
Top & Bottom
of Collar
& Tape Cuff
ADD Taped
Belt Pillows
taped belt pillows for single breasted shell jacket
STRAIGHT BACK
ADD:
Piping: both
Back Curved
Seams and
Top & Bottom
of Collar
Add & Tape Cuff
ADD Taped
Belt Pillows
Taped Belt Pillows for singlebreasted  shell jacket
POINTED BACK

Can also ADD:
Pair of
Epaulets
(need 2 small buttons)
Epaulets Plain
plain Epaulet
Epaulets Taped
Taped Epaulet

Add:
Tape Top
of Collar
Add Cuff
Tape Cuff
ADD
Rank
SGT.
single breasted shell jacket with branch and rank
INFANTRY -SGT.
Add:
Matching Cuff
Tape Cuff
& Collar
Top & Bottom
Tape Front & Bottom
ADD
Collar Bars
Rank Art. Sgt.
artillery shell jadket
ARTILLERY - SGT.
Add:
Matching Cuff
Tape
Cuff & Collar
Top & Bottom
Tape Front & Bottom
ADD
Rank Cav. Capt.
cavalry shell jadket
CAVALRY - CAPT.

Sky Blue Wool:
Add Cuff
Tape Cuff
& Collar
Top & Bottom
in Navy
Tape Front
& Coat Bottom
single breasted shell jacket with branch and rank
Reserves & Invalid Corps



We have also made: Marine * Medical * Navy * Zouaves * Invalid Corps...


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