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6th Missouri - Department of Alabama Jacket 1864-1865

6th Missouri - Department of Alabama Jacket 1864-1865

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After the fall of Atlanta, the Army of Tennessee began receiving garments from the Department of Alabama. These jackets would be utilized by the Army of Tennessee during the failed Nashville Campaign of 1864. However, their main issuance appears to be attached to the forces sent to Mobile from the Army of Tennessee in 1865. While issues to a wide number of units, they are specifically linked to the famed Missouri Brigade defending Fort Blakeley in April of 1865. 

These jackets vary in detail, but are materially consistent in having a trimmed collar and outside pocket. The construction of these jacket was historically "poor" at best, having extremely shoddy construction. 

This example of the Department of Alabama Jacket is based on one worn by J.M. Donald (possibly McDonald) of Company I, 6th Missouri . The jacket is similar to the 31st Mississippi example with the use of "double top-stitching". This is not true double-topstitching, but rather the jacket’s ling being felled into place with that stitch being driven through all the layers of the garments (in contract to most construction only going through a single layer of facing). The result is the appearance of a “second row” of topstitching. This method of construction is also seen on some Montgomery Depot jackets and a variety of Commutation garments. 

Additional historical information can be found here. 

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