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Post-US civil war coastal artillary jacket?

Article about: I went on ancestry.com and found out this uniform belonged to John W. Spainhour. He lived in Donnaha, NC right down the road from where I live. He enlisted April 25th 1907.

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    I went on ancestry.com and found out this uniform belonged to John W. Spainhour. He lived in Donnaha, NC right down the road from where I live. He enlisted April 25th 1907.

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    Excellent find then! Congratulations!!!
    Well worth your $1.

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    WOW definitely an excellent find!!! Congrats with your success!

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    Is there a spanish american war section in the forum?

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    looks like Span - Am or early 1900s

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    Quote by gooseandspoons View Post
    Is there a spanish american war section in the forum?
    No, sorry. I would advise posting anything of that kind of date in this part of the forum. Not ideal, but the nearest we have to that kind of timeline.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    6 button fatigue jacket with 1907 sergeants sleeve insignia and artillery shell designation all in red for artillery and 4 year service stripe. Old stock 1900 jacket apparently issued to coastal artillery. Not unusual for troops not considered front line.
    Civil war fatigue jacket had 4 buttons.
    Indian war ( 1870 - 1898 ) 5 buttons.
    I am a little fuzzy on post Span Am and pre WWI period US stuff. I could be wrong.



    Quote by gooseandspoons View Post
    i found this jacket one day as i was driving to work, i saw it hanging in a tree at a yardsale. When i saw it from the road i thought it was a coastguard uniform, but as i got closer i relized it was a coastal artillary man's uniform jacket. Here is the thing though, i've looked the uniform completely over finding all sorts of clues on it. The button holes are hand stitched and so is the collar and cuffs. Inside the arms there was stamped the unit and on the other inside sleeve had the soldiers name. But is it real, or is it a really good repro for some re-enactor?

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    John W. Spainhour was a Cpl Gunner First Class, and only did a three year enlistment.

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    Quote by SteveR View Post
    6 button fatigue jacket with 1907 sergeants sleeve insignia and artillery shell designation all in red for artillery and 4 year service stripe. Old stock 1900 jacket apparently issued to coastal artillery. Not unusual for troops not considered front line.
    Civil war fatigue jacket had 4 buttons.
    Indian war ( 1870 - 1898 ) 5 buttons.
    I am a little fuzzy on post Span Am and pre WWI period US stuff. I could be wrong.
    This probably isn't the place, but since the forum is about education...
    Uniforms during the American Civil War varied greatly. There were shell jackets that had 4 buttons, but for the Union, one of the most common "jacket" was the 9-button frock coat. This young soldier is from the 25th Ohio. Photo was taken in Columbus, OH in 1866 after they mustered out and were issued there state medals. I apologize if this is too far off topic.
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    Last edited by Brian T; 02-22-2010 at 03:27 AM.

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    I have found this site particularly helpful on odd US Civil War artifacts.
    http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/
    Hope that this will be of use.

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