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Beauregard's Tailor

Commutation Sack Coat (Untrimmed)

Commutation Sack Coat (Untrimmed)

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Prior to the implementation of the Confederate Depot system, the Commutation system was in place to allow the newly enlisted soldiers to supply their own uniforms for compensation by the Confederate government. The system was relatively short-lived once the depots across the South were put into full production. Living history community generally refers to any garment that was not formally produced by a depot as "Commutation". This is a miss-use of the term, whereas tens-of-thousands of garments were provided privately to individuals outside of the depot system through the end of the war. Common garments such as frock coats are essentially only privately acquired by the individual soldiers and are seen all the way into the trenches of Petersburg in 1865. . . years after the official Commutation System had been abolished. 

This exampled is based on a surviving image showing an untrimmed jean sack coat. The coat has a fall collar, no exterior pockets , and closed with 5 buttons. The overall pattern is similar to other known surviving examples, with their details being replicated for construction. 

The original image can be viewed here
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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).

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