Skip to product information
1 of 17

Beauregard's Tailor

2nd Texas "Commutation" Jacket 1861-1863

2nd Texas "Commutation" Jacket 1861-1863

Regular price $295.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $295.00 USD
Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.
The 2nd Texas Jacket is based on a surviving image of Private Charles H. Ruff, 2nd Texas Infantry Regiment. The jacket is trimmed on the cuffs and collar and most usual are the two large pockets trimmed on the chest. The garment is made from a gray jean cloth and lined in cotton osanburg. Overall an excellent representation of garments sent from home. 

Stickers and magnets of the famed regimental colors are also available here



Unit History: 

2nd Infantry Regiment [also called 2nd Texas Sharpshooters] was organized by J.C. Moore during the summer of 1861. Many of the men were from Houston and Galveston. After serving in the Department of Texas, it moved east of the Mississippi River and fought at Shiloh, Corinth, and Hatchie Bridge. Later it was assigned to Moore's Brigade, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. Under this command it was active at Snyder's Bluff and surrendered with the forces at Vicksburg on July 4, 1863. Its casualties during the campaign were 38 killed, 73 wounded, 15 missing, and 11 died of sickness of the 468 engaged. After being exchanged, only 29 were present as the majority of the men had returned to Texas. Later it was reorganized and in April, 1864, stationed at Galveston Island, there were 18 officers and 190 men fit for duty. That summer it suffered from a yellow fever epidemic but went on to participate in the defense of Galveston. In April, 1865, it contained 395 effectives but disbanded before the surrender on June 2. The field officers were Colonels Noble L. McGinnis, John C. Moore, William P. Rogers, and Ashbel Smith; Lieutenant Colonels William C. Timmins and J.F. Ward; and Majors Xavier B. Debray, George W.L. Fly, and Hal. G. Runnels.
  • Custom Sizing

If you select "Custom" sizing, we will contact you via the email you use at checkout to get your measurements.

  • Historic Fit

Please note that our custom garments are true reproductions. The tailoring fit and shapes are accurate to the historic garment, which are often different than equivalent modern clothing.

  • Production Time

All historic garments have a production time of five to six months (20-25 weeks).

View full details